Lighting the way to sustainability

William McDowell of Hambleside Danelaw explains how recent innovations in GRP rooflights can help specifiers contribute towards BREEAM and sustainability It is impossible to be unaware of the drive to increase our sustainability in building design. However, many architects are... View Article

Glass built to last

Susan Sinden of ESG Group explains why glass advances make the material one of the most versatile for creating modern, attractive and secure environments Toughened glass was an important development early in the 20th Century – because it shattered into... View Article

Climate control

A new Canadian engineering faculty building will research and develop solutions for clean power innovation, as part of the Government’s response to climate change. ADF’s Sébastien Reed speaks to its architect Venelin Kokalov about a project that uses glazing to... View Article

Colour me (any shade other than grey)

Dare you venture beyond the grey? That is the challenge being thrown out by Gilberts Blackpool, in a bid to brighten British buildingscapes, particularly where large banks of louvres are involved. The company- Britain’s leading independent manufacturer of internal and... View Article

Building better with the Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Show

25-26 March 2020, Ricoh Arena, Coventry The Roofing, Cladding and Insulation Show brings you a host of exhibitors demonstrating the latest tools and equipment, plus a carefully curated programme of conference and workshop sessions designed to inspire and support everyone... View Article

Nordic Copper for Architecture

Copper has an unrivalled lifespan, no maintenance and full recyclability. With a melting point of 1083˚C and ‘A1 (non-combustible material)’ fire classification to EN 13501-1, copper is suitable for cladding tall buildings, using appropriate constructions. Low thermal movement makes it... View Article

A clearer view of safety

Listen here. Among the functions performed by glass and glazing systems as part of the building envelope, fire safety and protecting lives are critical. Darren Wainwright of SE Controls explains systems’ roles in addressing smoke control and compliance issues Within... View Article

COMMENT: Architecture practice reacts to cabinet reshuffle

Félicie Krikler, director at Assael Architecture, said: “There is a total incompatibility between the political cycles and the long-term aspects of housing, and appointing the tenth housing minister in the last ten years makes a complete mockery of the role.... View Article