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CE marking for glass is anything but clear

The Construction Products Directive (CPD) in 1989 was replaced by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The CPR was officially published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 April 2011 and came into full force on 1 July 2013.... View Article

Benoy Celebrates win for Phoenix Market City at ISCA

Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is thrilled to announce the Phoenix Market City development has been honoured at the Images Shopping Centre Awards (ISCA), held earlier this month. Phoenix Market City, Pune, India won... View Article

Art meets architecture in Mayfair

Ray Philpott looks at the unique commercial development that’s a perfect fit for London’s Savile Row, famed for its bespoke tailoring Modern office and retail buildings frequently incorporate showpiece works of public art somewhere on the premises to endow them... View Article

Village concept at heart of cancer centre

Jess Unwin reports on the new £160 million state-of-the-art facility emerging at St Guy’s Hospital in London A place less like a hospital and on a human scale – but a place that still reassures patients they’ll get the treatment... View Article

Inclusive bathrooms made easy

Ann Boardman, marketing and customer services manager at Saniflo UK, introduces the benefits of specifying inclusively designed bathrooms Today you can literally install a domestic or commercial, inclusively designed bathroom almost anywhere a water supply can reach, and all without... View Article

Trees cause over £25 million damage to new homes

Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC. The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by... View Article

Think roofs, think NFRC – but what’s in it for you?

By Ray Horwood CBE, chief executive of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors In a fast-changing construction environment, it’s more important than ever that architects and specifiers keep abreast of developments within the roofing industry. From BSI British Standards to... View Article

China to adopt UK’s green construction standards

Buildings in China could be built to British green construction standards boosting the UK supply chain by £200 million, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced. The UK construction firm, Building Research Establishment (BRE), has signed an agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal... View Article

Designing for play

Liz Townsend, a play space designer at HAGS-SMP with 18 years’ experience, addresses the key aspects in this specialist area of design that is rarely covered in formal landscape architecture study. Below are some of the essential design elements to... View Article

Additional greenteQ Hinge Colours

Hardware specialist VBH has introduced seven new colour variants of the greenteQ Sigma Hybrid door hinge, bringing the total number of finishes available to fifteen. The company advises that the new colours have been developed in response to the growing... View Article

Meet the Eco Technology experts

The third Eco Technology Show returns to the Brighton Centre on 26-27 June with over 140 exhibitors and a powerful speaker line up that offers practical information on how to install and use energy saving technology; ideal for those involved... View Article

Funded Travelling Fellowships for Designers

In 2015, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will be investing £1.2 million in British citizens, by awarding a record number of 150 Travelling Fellowships, in order to mark its 50th anniversary. This will directly support British citizens who want to... View Article
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