Why UFH is still a hot topic

The UK’s underfloor heating (UFH) market continues to warm up – Nigel Sanger of JG Speedfit explores what architects and specifiers need to consider when specifying UFH systems UFH is no longer just the prerogative of the wealthy. Its increasing... View Article

Taking the right steps to combat fire

Premier Loft ladders’ growing range of fire rated loft ladders offer the benefits of increased warmth retention and safe access, while offering up to 120 minutes of fire protection. 2018 marks the company’s 15th anniversary, which has included the release... View Article

Hauraton channels installed at Oldham Academy North

The new Oldham Academy North, designed by architectural practice Aedas Architects, is a spacious and colourful three storey building set in sensitively landscaped grounds. With the site being quite flat, and the building surrounded by paved and asphalted surfaces, it... View Article

Resiblock as safe as houses for Pennyfarthing Homes

Resiblock and Pennyfarthing Homes have combined to ensure the protection and stabilisation of paving and roadways at the new Alexandra Meadows development in Hampshire. Following testing by site engineers WSP, Resiblock ‘22’ was approved to be used at Alexandra Meadows... View Article

RGU architecture wins St Machar community garden project

Residents in the St Machar area of Aberdeen will soon be able to relax in a brand new community garden, after a design competition was won by a talented RGU architecture student. The competition was run by INsideOUT and set the brief of designing a community garden... View Article

Pocketing space efficiencies

Stephanie Lee of P C Henderson takes a look at how increasingly space-constrained builds are driving the trend in pocket doors, and discusses their key benefits and what to look for when specifying such systems As the number of first... View Article

Funding Options for Flat Roof Solar PV

A school’s flat roof offers the ideal space for a PV array as the unobstructed area enables maximum exposure to sunlight, optimising energy generation. Solar panels on a flat roof are out of site, simple to install and maintain and... View Article

Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Gingerbread City at the V&A opens

Top architects, engineers and designers have come together to build a ‘future city’ of over 60 buildings – made entirely from gingerbread.  Now on show at the V&A Museum,  the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is an architectural feast of... View Article