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Eradicating defects

In an age of construction management and rising compensation claims, it’s advisable to engage solid expertise across the supply chain, says Redland’s David Patrick. A2015 survey by the House Builders Federation and the National House Building Council (NHBC) revealed 93... View Article
6a architect’s innovative Photography Studio for Juergen Teller, for which Gowercroft Joinery provided bespoke windows and doors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize

Gowercroft project is shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize

6a architect’s innovative Photography Studio for Juergen Teller, for which Gowercroft Joinery provided bespoke windows and doors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize, which recognises the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in... View Article

Why the oldest window frame material is the modern choice

As the industry searches for new alternatives to PVCu, Tony Pell of The Wood Window alliance investigates the resurgence of timber window frames Architects appreciate the look and feel of high quality materials, but are naturally attracted to innovative ideas,... View Article

Refurb or renew?

When flat roofs fail, the task of stripping, disposing of and replacing it is a costly and time-consuming process. This is particularly true for hospitals. Here, Rod Friel of Wolfin discusses a solution that can save on time, money and... View Article

Filcoten installed at McDonald’s Tonbridge

Filcoten, Gatic’s market leading lightweight channel drainage system, has been installed at the new McDonald’s restaurant in Tonbridge. Filcoten Pro G NW100 c/w F900 Grate was supplied through civil drainage merchant MPS and installed by contractor Galamast, who handle most... View Article

How to incorporate glass into your staircase

Glass continues to be a popular material within architectural and interior design. Glass staircases offer a stylish solution while increasing the presence of light creating the idea of a larger space. There are many ways glass can be incorporated into... View Article

Happy landings with Bradite refreshed helipad

Air ambulance helicopters now have a distinctive new helipad at a Chelmsford hospital, thanks to a repainting job using Bradite products. Broomfield is the largest general hospital in this part of Essex and refurbishment work was needed on the helipad... View Article

Safeguarding structural timber against damp

Alex Massingham of RIW offers advice on the waterproofing strategies needed to help meet increasingly popular engineered timber buildings’ design lifespans Some of history’s most iconic structures – from Westminster’s Great Hall to the architecture of Venice – make extensive... View Article

Seal the voids, stop the fires

Chris Hall of Siderise highlights the critical importance of fire stops in tall buildings and the considerations that specifiers need to bear in mind. As tall buildings are set to continue to play a significant role in meeting our housing... View Article

Engineering the perfect floor

Russell Calder of Havwoods explains the benefits of engineered timber over solid timber for flooring The UK market offers both solid and engineered wood flooring, however in some areas where climates are harsher, only engineered products are sold by some... View Article

Thermally modified timber: standing the test of time

Architects wishing to create a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance for the exterior of buildings continue to turn to timber for a solution that is both practical and sustainable. Timber has a life expectancy of decades, and there are undeniable environmental... View Article

A specifier’s guide to innovative rooflight design

We are in an era where architecture increasingly encompasses the importance of natural light on our health and wellbeing. Vision AGI are pleased to offer a RIBA approved, 45 minute interactive presentation, where we discuss the environmental and health benefits... View Article

Oak veneer creates classic look for Clarges

Leading commercial washroom manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has created new washrooms which blend classic and contemporary style for a sophisticated office development in the heart of Mayfair. The striking new retail and office development at 7 Clarges Street has been led... View Article

Sto helps to keep things quiet for London library project

Libraries are noted for their quiet acoustics, and nowhere is this more true than a prominent London library which has just been refurbished with products supplied by Sto Ltd.  Sto’s StoSilent Distance A2 110 system has been installed throughout the Marcus Garvey Centre... View Article

Natural slate brings heritage feel to new garden village

When Crest Nicholson began planning its Chertsey regeneration site, it looked to create a neighbourhood with its own unique character, which harmonises perfectly with its surroundings. This led to CUPA PIZARRAS being specified to provide its high quality H18 tiles... View Article
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