Simpler facade solutions

Simon Boocock of CRL Europe discusses how advances in installation technology are making glass facades easier and quicker to install without putting people at risk All-glass buildings are a common sight in urban areas, making a dramatic architectural statement. Glass... View Article

Achieving peace of mind

Sean Haynes of FireGlass UK discusses the importance of recent accreditation and certification systems when it comes to specifying the correct fire-rated glass Insulated glass units (IGUs), including double glazed units, are individually sealed units which are made up of... View Article

Natural light for natural learning

Jens Christoffersen of Velux looks at why natural light is so important in learning environments, and discusses various design interventions for increasing it A common antidote to the ‘winter blues’ is often a break in a warmer, sunnier climate, preferably... View Article

Louvre pyramid architect I M Pei dies at 102

Renowned Chinese architect I M Pei, designer of the glass pyramid outside the Louvre, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Boston’s John F Kennedy Library and Museum and many other key buildings, has died aged 102. Famous for designing... View Article

An education in energy efficiency with Kingspan Kooltherm

The Pines Primary School in Red Lodge has been constructed to provide a flexible, adaptable and sustainable space for education, with the help of Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The purpose-built structure, designed by Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has... View Article

Shine bright with gold mosaics

From Byzantine icons to mystical Buddhist temples, gold mosaics have been chosen for designs over centuries as gold is an incredibly strong, precious metal that is immune to oxidation and so provides both strength and long lasting beauty. Orsoni, a... View Article

Orsoni from TREND for beautiful mosaic surfaces

As one of the world’s leading producers of coloured glass mosaic, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and engineered stone surfaces, TREND Group works with today’s most celebrated designers, architects and artists. The stunning results are seen in residential, commercial and public... View Article

BLANCO supports Kilimanjaro climb

Joe Lyons, Director of LYONS NI Ltd, a Northern Ireland-based kitchen component distributor, braved altitude and rigorous terrain when he climbed the world’s highest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, in aid of the Irish Rugby Football Union Charitable Trust. BLANCO UK’s sponsorship of... View Article

Cycle ride for Habitat for Humanity

H+H’s Director of Housing, Neil Thomas, is set to ride 1000 miles in aid of charity when he cycles from the tip of Scotland to the depths of Cornwall in May. With the aim of fundraising £1 per mile, Neil... View Article

Frontier Pitts at IFSEC 2019

Frontier Pitts will be exhibiting at the IFSEC Exhibition at Excel, London between the 18th and 20th of June 2019. Stand No IF450 Frontier Pitts will be showcasing a fully operational LPS1175 Automatic Bi-folding Gate SR2 on the stand. Many... View Article

The Principal Transformation

When the historic Russell Hotel was refurbished before reopening as the Principal London Hotel the tiling contractor chosen to fit out the 338 guest bathrooms and public washrooms was Chiltern Contracts, who specified Kerakoll products for their “ease of use... View Article

Fire Safe Facade Refurbishment

A new replacement facade system being installed at a high-rise residential building in Leeds brings the structure up to compliance with the new government guidance Two derelict blocks at Saxton Gardens in Leeds were completely renovated in 2007, providing 410... View Article

A Partnership in Excellence with Kingspan and Nulok

Long-term partners, Kingspan Insulated Panels and Nulok have combined their innovative pitched slate and tile roofing systems to create a slim, versatile solution that offers the benefits of insulated panels with the aesthetic appeal of traditional vernacular roof finishes –... View Article