Beyer Blinder Belle Announces Opening of Hastings Hall

Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) announces the opening of Hastings Hall, fully renovated graduate housing for the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus in New York City. The renovation is one of the first projects undertaken by the institution following BBB’s comprehensive UTS Campus Renewal Plan. The Campus... View Article

Aico Pedal the Borders for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

Aico support Adrenaline Sporting Events’ inaugural Pedal the Borders cycling event, in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.  On Sunday 25th July, 100 riders departed from Aico’s Oswestry headquarters at 08:30am to take on the challenge of cycling 100km, from... View Article

New door closer opens more opportunities

Samuel Heath and SIMONSWERK, two of the industry’s leading designers and manufacturers of architectural ironmongery, have created Powermatic Axis, a controlled, concealed door closer which opens more opportunities for specifiers wishing to maintain a clean appearance to doors and interiors.... View Article

On a mission

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A sensitive restoration of a dilapidated but listed ‘Mission Hall’ in west London posed a series of challenges, not least ensuring that external fixtures such as rainwater goods met strict authenticity criteria. Neil Davies Architects report on... View Article

A fresh appreciation

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The pandemic has increased appreciation for fresh air as well as natural light; Tracey Jackson of Howells Patent Glazing explains how rooflights can be the practical answer The pandemic has changed the way owners feel about their... View Article

Conserving authenticity

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Lewis Proudfoot of Cliveden Conservation looks at moisture management in historic buildings, and why he believes lime should be the default material for repairing traditional structures The challenge of maintaining and repairing historic or traditional buildings often... View Article

Practice Profile: White Red Architects

Joe Haire, co-founder and director of White Red Architects tells Roseanne Field how the ambitious practice has built on a foundation of a friendship between two undergraduates to place collaboration at the heart of its work Becoming friends while attending... View Article

Critical path to success

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A new critical care hospital in south Wales has been designed by BDP for optimum efficiency to attract the best staff, while achieving an accelerated programme to meet the challenge of Covid. Adrian Hitchcock takes Jack Wooler... View Article


Here, David Saxby, Senior Category Manager at IronmongeryDirect, discusses the antibacterial products and door hardware solutions to help minimise risk for building occupants as part of an overall hygiene strategy.  Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into... View Article

The pros and cons of building your own home

With the property market skyrocketing on the back of pandemic searches for space and the stamp duty cut, many across the UK are considering where they live. But instead of the traditional option – property sites, estate agents, solicitors –... View Article

Aqualisa receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Bathroom product specialist Aqualisa has been honoured with the RoSPA Gold Award, an internationally-recognised accolade for demonstrating the highest health and safety standards. Every year, almost 2,000 entrants compete to achieve the top prize in the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry... View Article