Passive position

‘Passivhaus’ is a standard for insulating buildings to such high levels that energy bills fall to a fraction of their normal cost. A development in North London is among trailblazers for this technique in the social sector. Mark Smulian reports.... View Article

Friars Walk, Newport

Leslie Jones Architecture is on-site delivering Friars Walk, which will form a major part of the ongoing transformation of Newport City Centre and the surrounding area, representing a £250 million investment into Newport. Brian Tracey, director of the firm, outlines... View Article

Flood protection

Mary Dhonau, chairman of the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group, explains the two main types of mitigation measure available for properties at risk of floodwater ingress. Five million people live with the threat of being flooded from rivers and... View Article

The growing trend of folding-sliding doors

Andrew Royle, UK commercial director at P C Henderson looks at the growing trend of folding-sliding doors (FSDs) and what factors to consider when specifying these. When considering exterior doors and extensions, the use of sliding hardware for timber framed... View Article

Woods Hardwick, Knowlhill development, Milton Keynes

Karl Myhill, consultant at Woods Hardwick and the build constructor Parkway Construction MK explain what factors were implemented in the construction of the final two office buildings they designed as part of the Knowlhill development in Milton Keynes. According to... View Article

Thicker Kingspan TEK® panels announced

The Kingspan TEK® Building System and Kingspan TEK® Cladding Panels are now available in a new 172 mm panel thickness, delivering out-of-the-box wall and roof U–values of 0.16 W/m².K and below. Both Kingspan TEK® Building System panels and Kingspan TEK®... View Article

Morley Court Roof Garden, Plymouth is ‘highly commended’

The Morley Court Roof Garden project in Plymouth, has been ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Best Community Project’ category by judges of this year’s Abercrombie Awards. IKO PLC was responsible for the design and installation of the new waterproofing system for... View Article

Ceiling installation from Knauf AMF goes swimmingly

The Knauf AMF Aquatec ceiling system has been installed in the new pool hall at Leytonstone Leisure Centre, London. The refurbished centre is part of an ongoing £24.5 million regeneration programme. The hall is equipped with a 25m main pool... View Article

What do your washrooms say about your building?

There are many parts of a building that really emphasise what an establishment is all about. Experts at Amwell offer their advice on how to specify quality washrooms that say the right thing about your building and the company based... View Article

House No 7 in Scotland wins the 2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has this evening (Thursday 16 October) awarded House No 7 by Denizen Works the 2014 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. The annual award recognises fresh architectural talent and smaller construction budgets. The considerately playful... View Article

New upholstered seating collection offers contemporary edge

Lyndon Design’s recent collaboration with leading British designer, Peter Emrys-Roberts of ERA, has resulted in an upholstered seating collection named Romba. Featuring a modern rectilinear design, this collection is accentuated by colourful upholstered blocks and provides a contemporary and striking... View Article

Boss Design unveils complementary seating duo Peek and Boo

Echoing the transition that is currently taking place in the work place – moving from traditional ways of working to environments that support and promote flexibility and nomadic working patterns – leading British designer and manufacturer, Boss Design, announces the... View Article

Elementary my dear… “SIMONSWERK”

The TRITECH solid brass hinge from SIMONSWERK has been used on the entrance door to the home of the Sherlock Holmes museum. The museum has over 100,000 visitors pass through the doors each year which over time had worn out... View Article