Construction industry reacts to Sunak’s coronavirus Budget

Voices from across the construction industry have reacted to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘high-spending’ Budget, delivered as the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)... View Article

RIBA reveals designers of 2020 summer installation

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Charles Holland Architects, together with multi-disciplinary artist Di Mainstone, as the designers of the summer installation at RIBA’s landmark HQ building in central London. Responding to the theme of ‘Power’, the... View Article

Different solutions for different functions

Cankaya Municipality Sports and Culture Complex, which continues its tender preparations in Karapınar District of Ankara, was designed by AURA Design Studio. The complex, which includes many functions for the social needs of the region such as indoor swimming pool,... View Article

View Point: Professor Ruth Dalton

Having set up the first School of Architecture at Lancaster University, Professor Ruth Dalton explains how the school’s ‘radical creativity with a conscience’ motto embeds key principles into innovative teaching practice While setting up the new school of architecture at... View Article

2020 Budget promises new money for housebuilding

New Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, including an extension of the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) and a £1bn fund to remove “unsafe cladding.” £12bn will be released with the new AHP settlement,... View Article

Learn from the experts at the RCI Show

The Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Show returns to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry this month, providing dedicated conference sessions delivering the latest trends, technologies, legislation and issues influencing the market The RCI Show is claimed by the event organisers to... View Article

Lemoal Lemoal Architectes | Garden Tennis Club of Cabourg

Lemoal Lemoal Architectes have just delivered the new changing facilities of the Garden Tennis Club of Cabourg. This new construction, part of an overall site renovation program, further enhances the quality upgrading of the offering at the Garden Tennis Club... View Article

The whole nine yards

A development of nine contemporary homes near Gosport, Hampshire, have been arranged around a historic military facility to offer expansive bay views. Jack Wooler visited this meticulously-designed scheme Approaching these striking new buildings from a distance, David Craddock, director at... View Article

A showcase of innovation

James Parker reports on the design development of a major new teaching and research facility for Manchester which puts cutting-edge engineering on show in new ways, and connects the city’s industrial past with its future The Manchester Engineering Campus (MECD),... View Article

Addressing the construction climate emergency

Listen here Tom Bovan of Armatherm looks at the carbon agenda in the light of 2020 and 2050 emissions targets, and how insulation advances are key to innovating in building envelopes to assist the sector towards its goals In recent... View Article

Groundworks for private pumping stations

Listen here When gravity drainage from a property is not possible, a pumping station is usually required to pump wastewater and sewage to the public sewer. David Johnson of Pump Technology explores the correct specifications for pumping stations For single... View Article

Looks that last

Listen here Matthew Brook of Moduleo explains how luxury vinyl floors can help to ‘futureproof’ a property According to the Hiscox Renovations and Extensions Report 2018, 53 per cent of homeowners have carried out home improvement projects in the last... View Article

Finishes for the future

Listen here Steve Grimwood of Osmo UK provides an insight into the various benefits of wood flooring, and why specifiers should choose natural finish options Wooden flooring is a beautiful feature of any home, but it is important to understand... View Article

Getting rainscreen (bracket) details right

Listen here As rainscreens continue their popularity in both new builds and retrofits, David Fraser of SFS discusses the finer details behind these building envelope systems, and how correct bracket specification simplifies complex challenges There’s no doubt that rainscreens are... View Article

Practice Profile: Samira Rathod Design Atelier

James Parker finds out how the award-winning firm of Indian architect Samira Rathod pursues its goals of creating sensual, context-focused beauty using locally-sourced natural materials Mumbai-based architect Samira Rathod attended the renowned Sir J. J. College of Architecture in the... View Article

ISG secures Sky innovation centre scheme

ISG has secured a project with Sky, Europe’s leading direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company, to create a new innovation centre at its campus in Osterley, West London. As the latest phase in the redevelopment of Sky’s campus, the architecturally striking... View Article