Future Fires introduces new installation service

Future Fires has introduced a new installation service for their contemporary wood burning stoves. The company has a dedicated team of installers that are Hetas registered that travel the whole of the UK. Making over 95% of installs to be... View Article

A guide to bespoke staircases

Antonia Harding of British Spirals and Castings discusses the various factors architects and specifiers need to bear in mind when selecting a bespoke staircase A staircase provides a key focal point in a property and its design can have a... View Article

“Agile” screening makes specification easy as ABC

The choice of screening and ventilation louvres is now as easy as ABC, claims Gilberts Blackpool. The company’s new Series WK Kitform Screening Louvre represents a completely new approach to screening systems, that pulls together in one all the best... View Article

Cool ideas for waterproofing

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Victoria Ramwell of Kemper System offers specification advice on the versatile cold-applied liquid waterproofing method for residential properties A key theme throughout the roofing sector and the construction industry as a whole as we enter a new... View Article

View Point: Assael Architecture

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With plans to house the UK’s growing elderly population in new town centre developments recently making the news, Assael Architecture explains why it’s the right solution, giving a key recent example You would be forgiven for thinking... View Article

Seamless combination

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The Mill is a luxury housing development that saw a complex conversion combine new build with refurbishment of a historic hosiery factory. Richard Cooper of HSSP Architects spoke to Jack Wooler A former hosiery mill dating back... View Article

Light relief

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Heatherwick Studio’s first completed healthcare scheme is a new Maggie’s Centre that turns an unloved patch of city centre hospital estate into a landscape-festooned, lightweight timber refuge for cancer patients. James Parker reports. Heatherwick Studio’s first completed... View Article

Lead8 Proposes New Typology for Urban City Realms

Lead8, the international architecture and design firm, has unveiled a recent competition proposal that reimagines the relationship between local landscape and commercial development in our cities. Integrating architecture, technology and ecology, the design models an example of how urban city... View Article

Saudi Kingdom plans zero-carbon linear city

Plans have been unveiled to build a zero-carbon city as the first major construction project in the colossal $500bn NEOM urban development in Saudia Arabia, aimed at diversifying the country’s oil-based economy. Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced that the linear... View Article

How to Protect OSB from Rain

If you need to utilise Oriented Strand Board (OSB) to sheathe your shed’s walls, then you would need to construct those walls like the walls of a house. This means you would need to use a moisture-resistant barrier over the... View Article