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Bloomsbury residence demonstrates value of sustainability

Faced with four neglected Victorian buildings on a constricted central London site, developers were confronted with the challenge of how to bring them up to modern habitable living standards without compromising on the heritage aspect of the surroundings. By embracing... View Article

BIM – Do they mean us?

Anne Kemp – BIM Strategy and Development Has the industry ever been so divided?  On the one side are the BIM early adopters, possibly driven by the government mandate for public sector projects, but by now becoming increasingly sophisticated in... View Article

Industry reacts to Election announcement

Construction industry bodies have reacted to the news that Theresa May plans to call a general election on 8 June. Mark Farmer, author of the government-commissioned Farmer Review of the UK’s skills shortage and CEO of Cast Consultancy, said: “Whatever... View Article

Quote of the Week – 17th April 2017

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet... View Article

Benoy to design Sydney Flagship for David Jones

Benoy is pleased to announce its appointment to deliver the new David Jones flagship in Sydney, Australia. As the Lead Designer, Benoy will oversee the design of the major redevelopment of David Jones’ iconic Elizabeth Street store in the heart... View Article

Crittall acquires high security glazing specialist Fendor

Crittall Holdings has announced the acquisition of the Trade and Assets of Fendor – a leading UK company with expertise in the provision of high security, ballistic and bombproof fenestration. The Newcastle-based company is also a major supplier of windows... View Article

Paint plant slashes lead times and costs

Swegon Air Management’s state of the art paint plant is already speeding up manufacturing lead times and reducing overheads. The latest modernisation of its manufacturing facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire was developed at a cost of £150,000 to support its Air... View Article

Westbury products sound & secure

Westbury Windows & Joinery has recently published its latest in a string of successful test results. Following on from its energy and security (PAS24) achievements in 2016 Westbury’s products have now also had acoustic assessment too. The products, including casement... View Article

New working party to tackle indoor air pollution in homes

A new working party addressing the challenges of indoor air pollution and its negative impact on people’s health in homes has launched at the “Better homes, better air, better health” event in London. This event brought together the research and... View Article

Silva Timber Parachute Jump

Silva Timber are the experts in speciality timber products, wood finishes and fixings. Last year our Siberian Larch cladding was specified for The Robert Parfett building in Manchester, one of the newest Maggie’s Centres. The centre was designed by leading... View Article
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