The Ark: Urdaimonia Project Houseboat

Solar under sail With house prices rising and the housing market increasingly crowded, the number of people eager to get on the property ladder is currently outstripping new builds. To solve the problem of not being able to afford a... View Article

XXL self consumption

Solar energy is emission-free, noiseless and comes to us each day for free. No wonder more and more countries want to use the technology. Turkey, too, has recognized its solar potential and plans to multiply its current capacity by a... View Article

Hammerson’s plans for Watermark WestQuay approved

Hammerson’s outline planning application for its £70million Watermark WestQuay scheme has been approved by Southampton City Council today. Councillors voted unanimously to support the 88,500m² (950,000ft²) mixed-use scheme, which is immediately adjacent to Hammerson’s jointly owned 76,200m² (820,000ft²) shopping destination... View Article

Selfbuilders to benefit from multi-purpose styrofoam insulation

A new multi-purpose insulation board from Dow Building Solutions is set to bring the advantages of STYROFOAM – excellent strength, moisture resistance and long term durability – to self-builders and smaller building projects. STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene insulation was invented by... View Article

New BarriAir protects against uncontrolled air leakage

New Protect BarriAir is a high performance and multi purpose coated nonwoven membrane which forms a highly effective air leakage barrier with vapour control properties. Launched this month the new, translucent yellow membrane has been designed specifically with integrated lap... View Article

New livery drives Norbord’s ‘Better By Nature’ message home

Norbord’s new innovative “Better By Nature” campaign, explained in a brand new website,, encapsulates the company’s commitment to the environment and, in particular, the protection of the UK’s forests. Norbord is a leading voice in the biomass debate which... View Article

Stelrad makes the most of RIBA CPD accreditation

Leading radiator manufacturer – Stelrad – has had a hugely successful time following accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a CPD seminar provider. The initial CPD seminar on offer to architects is based on explaining the... View Article

BM Trada strengthen its technical team

BM TRADA has expanded its market-leading technical team with the appointment of two new technical consultants to further strengthen its expertise in timber and timber-related markets. Former sustainable building inspector Ben Sharples brings several years experience of working for the... View Article

Ceram welcomes Skamol A/S as a technology partner

Ceram, the international materials technology company, is pleased to announce that Skamol A/S has become an Industry Associate Technology Partner. Skamol A/S develops, manufactures and markets thermal insulating materials for heat-intensive industries and passive fire protection. As an Industry Associate,... View Article

Canary Wharf bank on the future

8 Canada Square – better known as The HSBC Tower – has been the global HQ for HSBC Group since it was completed in 2002. The 45 floor building was designed by Sir Norman Foster’s team and, at 656ft, is... View Article

Need to save energy? Then talk to Grundfos

Grundfos: With increasing pressure on both the public and private sectors to attain cost savings – there has never been as much focus on delivering sustainable energy savings. As a global pump manufacturer at Grundfos we know that although pumps... View Article