Icynene goes green

Spray foam insulation specialist Icynene, is doing its bit to reduce the ever-growing mountain of plastic waste by incorporating recycled plastic into the formulation of its closed-cell foam insulation product. Every year, Europe generates roughly 25m tonnes of plastic waste but... View Article

Königquartz – 28 colours to keep kitchens on trend

With a pedigree in supplying top quality materials with a top quality service, Königstone is proud of its growing range of quartz worktops: Königquartz. As one of the first companies to introduce quartz to the UK market, Königstone is proud... View Article

BAL strengthens sales and specification support team

BAL – the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts and ancillary products – have bolstered their specification team with two new hires. Mark Lambourn joins the team as Specification Manager covering the Midlands and Wales. He has... View Article

A special facade for a special store

Østjysk Våbenhandel Weapon store, Hedensted, Denmark Architects: Ginneruparkitekter The premises of the Østjysk Våbenhandel in Denmark can be clearly seen from a major motorway. For customers, as well as those driving past, the unusual facade of this building catches the... View Article

Multi-generational living? Don’t forget the toilet

One issue not generally discussed when talking about multi-generational households is the bathroom – access to, and use of. It’s a growing problem for the households. But it provides potential increase in sales for all involved in the business of... View Article

Crittall windows for iconic London tower

Crittall Windows has been selected to manufacture and install replacement steel fenestration for one of London’s most iconic high-rise residential blocks. Trellick Tower remains a major symbol of the Brutalist architectural style of the 1970s. With its distinctive separate lift... View Article

Blue roof design considerations after BS 6229:2018 update

Nigel Blacklock, technical director at Bauder, and Chris Roddick, green and blue roof product manager for Bauder, discuss the changes in the BS 6229:2018 update that impact rooftop water management solutions. Chris, tell us about Bauder’s rooftop SuDS system, BauderBLUE... View Article

Door closer enhances fire safety in high-rise buildings

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are gaining increasing popularity for use on fire doors in high-rise flats and apartments. The door closers carry the CE mark and have been independently tested and proved to meet the... View Article

Happy Birthday Taylor Alden!

Alison Relf, Director, Taylor Alden reminisces: In today’s throwaway, disposable society, I, for one, take great pleasure from stamina, longevity and loyalty in an ever-changing world. And 60 years on from the conception of Taylor Alden, we look back at... View Article

Troldtekt doubles up production

Danish sustainable acoustic solutions provider Troldtekt has opened a new £21m state-of- the-art production facility in West Denmark allowing it to double its capacity of wood wool panelling per year. Making use of the latest innovations and energy-efficient processes, the... View Article

Safe heating transforms children’s ward

Contour worked on providing a coloured heating solution to one of the children’s wards at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. The ward was completed in two stages, allowing for minimal disruption to staff and patients throughout the project. Hospitals can be... View Article