Still at its best, Johnson & Starley warm air heating

Johnson & Starley’s WarmCair condensing warm air heating range is suitable for a wide range of applications including private residential and social housing as well as smaller commercial applications such as schools, sports facilities, nursing homes and community centres. With... View Article

Discover the unique slimness in steel at BAU 2019

Thermally insulated windows and fixed glazing with an unparalleled slim line facing width of 55 mm (window/overlapping casements) and 23 mm for glazing become a reality with the new forster unico XS profile system. Filigree sash bars and slim line... View Article

Awash with beauty

Neolith® places cleanliness next to good design in bathrooms Traditionally a functional space, the role of the bathroom has extended to include personal sanctuary, encouraging relaxation and tranquillity. Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, achieves a balance between the... View Article

Get in the frame

Steve Griffiths of Taylor Lane Timber Frame discusses why working closely with timber frame manufacturers is going to be of benefit to any architect If I had to give just one tip for architects considering timber frame construction, it would... View Article

Why UFH is still a hot topic

The UK’s underfloor heating (UFH) market continues to warm up – Nigel Sanger of JG Speedfit explores what architects and specifiers need to consider when specifying UFH systems UFH is no longer just the prerogative of the wealthy. Its increasing... View Article

Taking the right steps to combat fire

Premier Loft ladders’ growing range of fire rated loft ladders offer the benefits of increased warmth retention and safe access, while offering up to 120 minutes of fire protection. 2018 marks the company’s 15th anniversary, which has included the release... View Article

Hauraton channels installed at Oldham Academy North

The new Oldham Academy North, designed by architectural practice Aedas Architects, is a spacious and colourful three storey building set in sensitively landscaped grounds. With the site being quite flat, and the building surrounded by paved and asphalted surfaces, it... View Article

Resiblock as safe as houses for Pennyfarthing Homes

Resiblock and Pennyfarthing Homes have combined to ensure the protection and stabilisation of paving and roadways at the new Alexandra Meadows development in Hampshire. Following testing by site engineers WSP, Resiblock ‘22’ was approved to be used at Alexandra Meadows... View Article

Pocketing space efficiencies

Stephanie Lee of P C Henderson takes a look at how increasingly space-constrained builds are driving the trend in pocket doors, and discusses their key benefits and what to look for when specifying such systems As the number of first... View Article

Funding Options for Flat Roof Solar PV

A school’s flat roof offers the ideal space for a PV array as the unobstructed area enables maximum exposure to sunlight, optimising energy generation. Solar panels on a flat roof are out of site, simple to install and maintain and... View Article

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

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