Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Gingerbread City at the V&A opens

Top architects, engineers and designers have come together to build a ‘future city’ of over 60 buildings – made entirely from gingerbread.  Now on show at the V&A Museum,  the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is an architectural feast of... View Article

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

A Northumbria graduate’s ideas to breathe new life into a former hospital have won a prestigious national design award. Master of Architecture graduate Faye Sedgewick has developed a design proposal for the abandoned Grade II listed Keelmen’s Hospital on City... View Article

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints Building typology comes in all shapes and sizes, each with its own unique design criteria. Frequently building services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning in particular can... View Article

Don’t compromise on commercial glazing

Jeff Pearson of Jack Aluminium Systems discusses the importance of considering energy efficiency, security and safety when specifying glazing systems – and why it’s so important not to compromise Compromise can be a wonderful thing. It’s great for building working... View Article

Vent-Axia Welcomes Healthy Homes and Buildings 
White Paper

A leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to welcome the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ White Paper Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, published on 24 October 2018. The White... View Article

Fit for purpose?

A specification validation service has been developed to help ensure the practical and aesthetic longevity of screening louvres. Gilberts Blackpool – Britain’s leading independent manufacturer of screening and ventilation louvres- has developed the service to enable specifiers to be assured,... View Article

Packaged sewage macerator from JT Pumps

JTPumps, has released a new Packaged Sewage Macerator pumping stations for the domestic and commercial markets to complement other packaged pumping station. “If you don’t have gravity flow you will need a pumping station” They can come is all sorts... View Article

Firestone add a fourth to its Capital Quarter success in Cardiff

A fourth building has been completed using Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard™ EPDM waterproofing system for flat roofs at the prestigious Capital Quarter development, in the heart of Cardiff’s Commercial Enterprise Zone. The RubberGard™ EPDM roofing system has become part of... View Article