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EQUITONE opens up a bright future for inner city school

An EQUITONE architectural fibre cement facade from Marley Eternit has been used to clad a new £17.6 million, RIBA award-winning Academy in inner-city Birmingham. EQUITONE and was specified by architects de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) for the new BREEAM ‘Very... View Article

Levolux keeps ‘The Wilson’ cool

Following a £6.3 million renovation project, The Wilson – Cheltenham’s Art Gallery & Museum – has opened to national acclaim, featuring a unique solar shading solution from Levolux. Architects from Berman Guedes Stretton were awarded the task of designing an... View Article

Bank is fully protected by Remmers

The facade of a Grade 1 listed, four storey high building in London required extensive stone and concrete restoration. Concrete & Corrosion Consultancy Practice was appointed as technical project managers for the refurbishment works. The ornate stone and cornice banding... View Article

Crescent academy rising with KoolDuct

An iconic new academy situated on the outskirts of Norwich city centre is the latest project to benefit from the lightweight design and fast-track installation provided by The Kingspan KoolDuct System. The multi-million pound City Academy Norwich has been constructed... View Article

Celebrating 20 years at The Building Centre

To mark Selectaglaze’s twenty years at The Building Centre the company is hosting a CPD and Networking Event. This daytime event will include refreshments and give participants the opportunity to mingle and socialise with industry colleagues and present an opportunity... View Article

When is Natural Ventilation, really natural?

Over the last year we have seen a greater acceptance within the building industry for three defined methods of ventilating buildings, these being: Mechanical Ventilation, Natural Ventilation and Hybrid Ventilation (a combined Mechanical and Natural solution). In this article, Monodraught... View Article

Clearview glass balconies take on new film role

Neaco’s Clearview glass Juliet balconies are renowned for providing an unobstructed outlook, but an office conversion project at Stirling House in Northampton required the opposite effect with a bespoke specification incorporating an orange privacy film on the toughened glass panels. The... View Article

Intriguing use of HI-MACS® for Hebasca Hotel

The luxury Hebasca Hotel in Bude, Cornwall has had a total new fit out designed and fabricated by local specialists Nine Design. The owners of the Hebasca Group admired other internal work that Nine Design had completed in the vicinity... View Article

Timber frame training dates announced

With the latest research showing that timber frame housing is set for significant growth in 2014, BM TRADA’s unveiling of the 2014 dates for its popular timber frame training courses couldn’t be more timely. MTW Research has revealed the timber... View Article

System 3 keeps M&S customers safe

System 3 perimeter safety barriers have been installed by Berry Systems at the award winning Marks and Spencer Car Park, Cheshire Oaks. Designed by Aukett Fitzroy, the 950 space car park was built by Simons Developments of Lincoln and continues... View Article

Natural slate roof offers sanctuary to protected bats

An exclusive 4,000 square metre new build home located near Henley-in-Arden not only features an impressive natural slate roof, courtesy of SIGA slate from SIG Roofing – the UK’s leading roofing supplier – it boasts a number of bat entry... View Article

Victorian sashes enjoy some TLC

The striking bay window of a Victorian residence in Harrogate has been treated to some tender loving care by timber sash window specialists Ventrolla, restoring its dilapidated appearance back to its original beauty. Mrs Bloomfield lives in the ground floor... View Article

Does size matter?

Creating more space in the home is high on the agenda as many of today’s homes smaller than they were nearly 100 years ago. Research by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) found the average home has decreased in... View Article

Pivota – fully concealed 3-D hinges

Cooke Brothers are the sole UK stockists and distributors of the PIVOTA® series of fully concealed, three way adjustable, four knuckle precision hinges The PIVOTA® range of hinges are widely acknowledged as being at the forefront in advanced hinge design... View Article
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