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New Simpson Strong-Tie connectors catalogue

The 2017 edition of Simpson Strong-Tie’s flagship catalogue is here. Alongside the UK’s largest range of connectors for timber and masonry construction, sit over a dozen new products and several range extensions, including: Post Bases I-Joist hangers Angle Brackets Structural... View Article

Wakaflex® lead-free flashing for ultimate performance

Amongst a seemingly never-ending supply of lead-free flashings, Klober Wakaflex® has so far proved to be among the top performers. BBA-certified, it is available in four colours and is ideal for all roofing abutment work. It has similar malleability to... View Article

Better safe than sorry

Door closers may not define an interior design, but their clear impact on safety and aesthetics should convince architects to think twice before specifying them. Samuel Heath comments. Despite being essential safety features, door closers are rarely of the highest priority... View Article

Turning a greener shade

James Parker spoke to Peter Howard of Dulux Trade to find out how the firm is attempting to get a clear message to specifiers to drive use of sustainable paint alternatives, and whether the industry is on board. The true... View Article

Renewing the bond

From the spiky Stirling Prize-winning Newport Gallery to sensitive restorations and new build schemes, architects continue to reinvent brick in their designs. Jason Hughes examines the trends. Brick may be one of the oldest construction materials, but its popularity hasn’t... View Article

Delivering the fully accessible dream

Alastair Stannah, managing director of Stannah Lifts, looks at the development of accessible lifts over recent decades and the options now available to specifiers. As a lift supplier with a 150 year history, accessibility has always been .our business. However... View Article

Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality

A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit Care. Thomas Dixon, who lives with his mum and dad in Darlington, is delighted with the new bathroom – especially the lime... View Article

Hadrian stars at the Putney Arts Theatre

Hadrian toilet cubicles starred in the refurbishment of both the ladies and gents washrooms at the Putney Arts Theatre. The theatre is run by a charitable incorporated organisation and the new washrooms had to be good value for money as... View Article

Blinding benefits

Integral blinds are not simply an open and shut case, explains Ian Short of Morley Glass & Glazing. Integral blinds – blinds that are fitted between the two panes of glass inside a sealed unit – provide a hygienic, functional... View Article

How to create space with your staircase

A staircase doesn’t just have to be about functionality – it can be about the design too. The right design can completely change the way you view your home. The conventional staircase fabricated from timber and covered in carpet is... View Article

Lyndon’s seating collections provide a warm welcome

Whether welcoming visitors to the office, or making guests feel at home upon arrival at a hotel, Lyndon’s extensive range of handcrafted seating collections offers the perfect solution to make the right first-time impression in any reception area. Several classic... View Article

University protects students with Aico smoke alarms

Harper Adams University in Shropshire has installed Aico’s 160e Series of mains powered Smoke Alarms into its student accommodation in a move to increase levels of protection for students. Harper Adams University is a specialist provider of higher education for... View Article

Improved performance XPS from Sundolitt

Sundolitt UK, part of the Sunde Group, is a leading manufacturer of EPS (expanded polystyrene) products as well as XPS (extruded polystyrene) products via Group production in Norway and Germany, with an outstanding reputation for quality, value engineering and customer... View Article

Copper in the Park

Distinctive Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper cladding plays a unifying role in Glancy Nicholls Architects’ competition-winning design of the Chamberlain Hall complex for the University of Birmingham. Set in a ‘listed’ historic park, the new complex replaces 20th century buildings... View Article

Why Klober membranes scored for Grand Designs

Klober membranes have been used in Carol and Paul Rimmer’s zero carbon eco-home which featured in the latest series of Grand Designs. The 4,300sq ft. timber frame building on the West Pennine moor has Wallint® 50, which has a vapour... View Article

A coating for all seasons with AkzoNobel

With over 2300 garden centres and retail nurseries in the UK and spending on garden-related items topping-out at a whopping £5bn per annum, it’s no surprise that capital items like sheds, decking and fencing amount for a large portion of... View Article
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