Practice Profile: Shepheard Epstein Hunter

Shepheard Epstein Hunter may have garnered a strong reputation in its long history, from an initial focus on high quality public housing, but the practice hasn’t been resting on its laurels. James Parker spoke to two of its directors Evolving,... View Article

Beacon of Light

The first of its kind in the UK, Beacon of Light is a unique centre for the Foundation of Light, consisting of engaging and interactive zones in education; health and fitness; sport and play; and the world of work. Located... View Article

Lead8 Joins Renowned International One Bangkok Team

Lead8, the international award-winning design firm, has been appointed to the renowned international team designing One Bangkok. Jointly developed by TCC Assets (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the highly-anticipated future development will deliver 1.83 million... View Article

SPSenvirowall Launches its First RIBA Accredited CPD

SPSenvirowall now offers a new RIBA approved CPD which aims to offer guidance on the available solutions for external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), which covers insulation, types of finishes, legislation and fire regulations applicable to ETICS. The new RIBA... View Article

Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Our RIBA CPD seminar entitled Specifying Hardwood Timber External Doorsets has recently been updated and is available to architects and construction professionals. Learning Aims include information on fitting into Architectural Glass, challenges with maintenance, accessibility, door security, design features, and... View Article

Climb every mountain

Challenged by steep topography, unspoilt alpine surroundings, and a devastating fire after its initial construction, the creation of a community sports and activity hall brought architect, client and locals together in the Swiss village of Le Vaud. Sébastien Reed speaks... View Article

All hands on deck

The UK’s official agency for shipping and Royal Navy data has a new headquarters in Somerset, designed to push collaboration to the fore, in an open and fluid structure enhanced by timber throughout. Jack Wooler reports on how the AHR-designed... View Article

Looking past the uncertainty

Gavin Knowles of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies on why scrutiny needs to be applied to ensure correct product specification, which is also being applied to the industry The construction sector is the second largest consumer of plastics behind retail,... View Article

Is your timber specification fit for purpose?

Janet Sycamore of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association discusses why and how the details of timber protection needs to be embraced to ensure specifications are always fit for purpose Knowledge of fire protection terminology in the design and build... View Article

Modification, innovation and sustainability

Dr Andy Pitman of Lignia Wood Company discusses how the UK timber industry is embracing change and innovating – for the benefit of the environment and the customer All over the world we are surrounded by wooden structures of all... View Article

Assured solutions in a crisis

Andrew Carpenter of the Structural Timber Association says that the timber solutions already exist for building the energy-efficient low-carbon dwellings the Government is calling for to address the housing crisis, now underpinned by robust assurances Offsite construction presents many new... View Article

Growing opportunities for specifying timber

Kevin Underwood of the British Woodworking Federation discusses the challenges as well as wide-ranging benefits of using wood as a construction material Wood, the world’s oldest and most traditional building material, is increasingly being re-evaluated as a modern-day first choice... View Article

Polyflor is proud to be green

Commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist Polyflor, has recently published its 14th annual Sustainability Report which outlines the UK manufacturer’s environmental performance over the past year. The 114-page report gives a detailed account of the sustainability milestones that Polyflor reached... View Article

New Nova flatpack

British manufacturer, Pland Stainless, has created the new NOVA range of stainless steel lockable cabinets, designed to be available as an easy to build flatpack unit or, if preferred, they can be supplied in a factory built rigid format. The... View Article

Library facility open all hours

Delivering a highly functional, yet stunning entrance solution to the Cochrane Building at Cardiff University, TORMAX was contracted by Ian Williams Ltd to install a combination of advanced automatic door systems. A single-leaf swing door leads into an internal lobby... View Article