Join the green scene

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Klasse Group is excited to announce the launch of Outwear™ a high-performance sheathing board designed to transform the construction of the building envelope. Created using a distinctive green finish it provides the important Euroclass A1 level of... View Article

Passivhaus goes large

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Agar Grove is set to become the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme, with its housing tenants already seeing the benefits from the first completed phase. James Woodward, architect at Hawkins\Brown, tells Roseanne Field why the practice decided to... View Article

Practice Profile: White Ink Architects

LISTEN HERE 🔊 James Parker spoke to a Belfast practice founded at the start of the 21st century, which expanded to specialise in “difficult” mixed use schemes, and is now the first in Northern Ireland to be completely employee owned... View Article

Opening a new volume in NYC

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A renovation project on 5th Avenue opens up a public library facility and resolves the functional anomalies of a former department store to provide high quality spaces for all users. James Parker reports on a fruitful collaboration... View Article

View Point: Rory Bergin from HTA Design

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Rory Bergin from HTA Design says that with timber under fire in the complex testing landscape post-Grenfell, specifiers are being wrongly deterred from choosing the material for taller buildings, while being asked for more sustainable designs Current... View Article

New partnership set to revitalise Chengdu’s Mengzhuiwan

LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd. (“LWK” or the “Company”) is glad to announce that the joint collaboration between LWK, Cistri Ltd (formerly known as Waters Economics Ltd) and Savills (Chengdu) Ltd has stood out from the rest in the international competition... View Article

Re-wilding projects championed at Landscape Institute awards

Landscape designs that answer the world’s most pressing issues of climate change and the biodiversity crisis with re-wilding are among the winners of the Landscape Institute Awards. The successful projects include the Beijing Forestry University, which was awarded Excellence in... View Article

Stelrad CPDs now available online

Stelrad Radiators popular CIBSE and RIBA accredited CPD programmes are still available for face-to-face presentations, but they are now also available conveniently online. The Covid pandemic has seen a switch to working from home for many traditional consumers for CPDs... View Article

A ‘HIGH FIVE’ FOR CHILDLINE FROM DESIGNER CONTRACTS

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, is sponsoring the services of leading children’s charity ChildLine for one day – for the fifth time. The company is funding the charity’s ‘One Unforgettable Day’ programme on Friday December 3, 2021, meeting... View Article

What’s likely to trend in 2022?

Construction trends for 2022 will focus on comfort and aspirational living. Renovations to properties will see new building trends juxtaposed with timeless design. With a renewed appetite for home décor, inspired by the pandemic, homeowners are now more discerning about... View Article

YDBC’s trainee programme develops new talent in construction

Yorkshire-based Building Control Approved Inspector, YDBC Ltd, is stepping up its efforts to encourage and promote new talent in construction with further investment in trainee development. Alanah Robbins has joined the company as a Trainee Building Control Surveyor. Having graduated with... View Article

Wraptite® – a unique solution for airtightness

By combining vapour permeability and airtightness in a unique, self-adhering membrane, Wraptite offers a fast and effective solution to unplanned air leakage and its detrimental effects on energy performance. With BBA certification for a comprehensive range of wall and roof... View Article

A1 & A2 Fire Rated Cladding Systems

In response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government brought into force new Building Regulations on 21 December 2018 banning all combustible materials in external walls of new high-rise buildings over 18 metres for certain residential applications. Furthermore there are... View Article