Brise soleil

Amy Revell, sales manager at LouvreSol Specialist Projects Ltd explores the characteristics of modern solar shading. Brise soleil, originating from the French meaning ‘Sun Breaker’ has evolved immensely over the last 20 years, and has become a credible addition to... View Article

Introducing blue roofs: sustainable engineering drainage

Alumasc has pioneered the development of blue roofs in the UK – a new concept in stormwater management at roof level that allows attenuation of rainwater rather than instantaneous runoff. Simon Poë, technical director for Alumasc Roofing Systems, explains the need... View Article

What’s new for the UK’s largest design show?

This September sees 100% Design, the UK’s largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals and the public, come to Earls Court for four days, from 18 – 21 September­. Following unrivalled success in 2012, 100% Design is... View Article

Assael trio earn promotion

Leading practice of architects, Assael has recognised three of its architectural staff with promotion. Assael‘s Senior Architects Tim Chapman-Cavanagh and Rory O’Hagan have both become Associate Directors and Liz Wilks becomes a Senior Architect with the practice. Tim Chapman-Cavanagh has... View Article

JIS Europe at 100% Design 2013

JIS Europe will be displaying their extensive range of stainless steel heated towel rails at the 100% Design Exhibition at Earls Court from 18th to 21st of September 2013 on Stand K20. Their Sussex Range is available in polished or... View Article

GEZE UK closer range conforms to new CPR

Distributors, specifiers, architects and end users are now able to download essential documentation for every door closer direct from GEZE UK’s website. Under the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR), it is now mandatory for manufacturers and distributors to ensure that... View Article

Designing playgrounds and playground equipment

Sheila Rockingham, commercial director of Wicksteed Playscapes, explores the reality of employing dedicated playground equipment manufacturers to design exceptional outdoor play spaces and denounces the myth that they are unable to create bespoke and innovative playgrounds. Essentially all playgrounds are... View Article

The best in low carbon construction and innovation

Timber Expo will be taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham this September. Now in its third year, over 5,000 visitors are expected at the UK’s leading timber trade show including architects and designers, engineers and contractors, local... View Article

Redland launches new PV solution

Redland is launching InDax: a cost-effective solution for contractors and specifiers looking for an integrated PV system that can be used both for new build and retrofit contracts. InDax is supplied as a package complete with fixings and flashing in... View Article