How to design in solid fuel

Addressing the challenges of designing solid fuel into the modern built environment, experts from the Solid Fuel Association (SPA) reports on three issues which can leave architects scratching their heads. The SFA offer expert technical guidance to the consumer and... View Article

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a... View Article

Back to our roots

The Stone Federation delves into the history of using stonework and masonry within building structures. The crafts of stonework & masonry are some of the earliest trades in civilisations’ history and have always played a well-respected part within the natural... View Article

CE marking. What does it mean for architects?

By Geoff Gurney, CE marking manager at BBA For architects and other specifiers it is pretty much business as usual. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) sets out conditions for placing products on the market and harmonises the way in which... View Article

British Gypsum National Trophy Award open for entries

British Gypsum, leading manufacturer of plaster, plasterboard and drylining solutions, is calling for entries for its 2014 National Trophy Awards. The British Gypsum National Trophy celebrates craftsmanship and skills in traditional plastering and modern plasterboard systems, and is designed to... View Article

AkzoNobel publishes new OJEU Guide

AkzoNobel, parent company of paint brand, Dulux Trade, has launched an advisory document on how the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) impacts tendering public sector decoration projects. It is designed to help specifiers navigate their way through the... View Article

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight. Protecting heritage properties needs to... View Article

Clean and green future with soap-based home insulation

University of Salford researchers are set to clean up thanks to a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based insulation for homes – blocks of soap. Increased pressure to make buildings more energy efficient is leading to greater demands for insulation... View Article

Dorma produces full products range in BIM

DORMA are proud to announce that they have launched a wide range of their products as Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects. All DORMA objects are free to download at www.dorma-uk.co.uk and the Bimstore Library, which will make identifying the most... View Article

Work begins on the first sheltered scheme of the future

Farrow Court is going to revolutionise the way that provision for older people is delivered. The new dementia-friendly accommodation will offer 100 high-quality living units, including learning disability units and recuperative care units for people released from hospital who need... View Article