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Homelift installer integrates Aico Radiolink smoke alarms

Wessex Lifts is installing Aico mains powered smoke alarms with RadioLINK wireless interconnection technology to work with its domestic lift, VM Homelift, to meet The British Standard BS 5900:2012. BS 5900:2012 covers the behaviour of homelifts in the event of... View Article

Glass Rotunda at Tate Britain

Well designed and expertly installed structural glass within a heritage building can provide some truly beautiful results. Glass will enhance rather than obscure the original architecture of the building, giving a result that is structurally sound and meets all the... View Article

Damp proofing duo qualities recognised

Two of the most popular products in the range from Delta Membrane Systems – MS20 and MS500 – have, once again, been awarded British Board of Agrément Certificates. Yet again these products have been shown to be fit for purpose... View Article

Crittall and Ace Hotel, Shoreditch

ACE Hotel London occupies the original site of the Shoreditch Empire and its successor, The London Music Hall. The newly created 258-room hotel – taking an existing building and refashioning it into a distinctly boutique environment – is just a... View Article

Wood heating warms John Lewis spa

The John Lewis Partnership has shown its commitment to wood heating by installing a Euroheat biomass boiler at a new build spa and wellness centre in Snowdonia on the banks of Bala Lake, built specifically as a haven for John... View Article

Tough vinyl lets designers get creative

A NEW range of hardwearing homogeneous compact vinyl is offering specifiers and architects an unprecedented opportunity to be creative. Launched by flooring experts Tarkett, the Premium Collection features Eclipse Premium and Primo Premium and combines best-in-class performance with an array... View Article

Transparent about translucency

Paul Jackson, technical director at Rodeca, explains how translucent polycarbonate panels have evolved to be a viable alternative to glass Recent advanced testing and developments in thermoplastic engineering are now positioning translucent polycarbonate panels as a serious, if previously overlooked,... View Article

Hybrid taking education to the next level

By Steve Wightman, director, Senior Architectural Systems Despite the Building Schools for the Future programme being scrapped due to cuts in 2010, there is still a commitment on the part of the government to modernise the UK’s education infrastructure. This... View Article

Changing daylight

Architect Christopher Sykes examines how Structura engineers and constructs glass and translucent solutions for maximising the benefits of daylighting Daylighting through the creative use of wall or roof glazing radically changes building envelope design and the ambience of interiors. It... View Article

Domus Thermal announced as Housebuilder Product Award finalist

Following success at last year’s Housebuilder Product Awards, Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce its unique Domus Thermal duct insulation solution is again a finalist in this year’s Best Services Product category. Domus Thermal is a patented system that significantly... 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

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

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
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