Traditional is the new modern

Tom Wright of George Barnsdale explores the use of timber in ‘minimalist’ designs “We must recognise the importance of timber in overcoming our climate challenge,” David Warburton wrote to his fellow MPs recently. On paper, politicians are making the right... View Article

Access best practice

Alastair Stannah from Lifts Distribution & Service (UK) discusses best practice specification for making public buildings fully accessible for all users Driving best practice for accessibility in commercial and public buildings are the legal framework; the Building Regulations, Part M... View Article

Test data in the frame

Steve Griffiths of Taylor Lane Timber Frame and the Structural Timber Association looks at the latest developments on fire test data in the timber frame industry, post-Grenfell For many years, the construction industry – not least the timber frame sector –... View Article

Carron celebrates its 20th anniversary

Carron is a specialist in traditional cast iron radiators and accessories with over 50 different cast iron radiators available, that provide a unique form of heating, which incorporates the characteristics of the past with the functionality and design of the... View Article

Focussing on fire safety

GEZE UK has revised a piece of lifesaving learning – the popular RIBA-approved CPD Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors has been completely revised and updated and includes new visuals and updates to regulations all in GEZE’s new... View Article

Domus Ventilation Revit® BIM files now available as direct download from

Domus Ventilation, manufacturer of market-leading mechanical ventilation systems that save energy and improve indoor air quality, is pleased to announce that its full range of Revit BIM (Building Information Modelling) files can now be downloaded directly from its website,, free of charge. BIM is a government driven shared knowledge... View Article

Studio Moods Wins at the SBID International Design Awards

IVC Commercial’s Studio Moods modular vinyl design floor has won another award, this time in the Flooring and Floor Coverings category in the SBID (Society of British & International Interior Designers) International Design Awards. The prestigious accolade joins Studio Moods’... View Article

Historic building becomes CPMG’s new headquarters

CPMG Architects has moved into its stunning new headquarters in Nottingham city centre. The company has overseen a substantial internal refit of the property, which started life in the 1870s as the headquarters of the British Waterways Company. It later... View Article

Maison Edouard François repurposes the former Le Ray stadium, Nice

Designed by Maison Edouard François, the Le Ray development in Nice has now been completed. Having achieved BDM accreditation for sustainable Mediterranean buildings, the 1.2-hectare project, named BiodiverCity NF Habitat HQE, is claimed to include “Europe’s largest green facade.” Previously a stadium,... View Article

Acoustic panels can embrace the extreme

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Recent tests have shown that Troldtekt acoustic panels withstand moisture levels up to 98%, even when combined with high temperatures up to 40°C. These latest tests were carried out by the accredited Danish Technological Institute to the... View Article

Campus Humanitas University – the potential of sharing

Campus Humanitas University in Milan has been designed by FTA (Filippo Taidelli Architetto) as an “international centre of excellence in the training of healthcare professionals,” and will welcome 1200 students from 31 countries, as well as lecturers and researchers. The... View Article