Changes to CDM Regulations on way, CITB guides industry

Revised Regulations released by the Health and Safety Executive mean that for the first time, all construction projects, including work for householders, will need a health and safety plan. Developed in consultation with industry and supported by the Construction Industry... View Article

‘Value Engineering’ brings return in basement construction

Basement construction is no simple task, particularly when dealing with double or triple storey basement designs. Robin Knowles, Managing Director of London basement construction company Knowles, says “value engineering” at the start of a project helps save space and maximises... View Article

SIGA Slate specified to replicate local slate

Exclusively chosen to replicate slate that was once quarried locally in North Wales, SIGA slate has been used to adorn Cwrt Gloddaeth – a private residential retirement new build development in Llandudno which is adjacent to Snowdonia National Park. Specified by architects,... View Article

Steel windows are for life

Aesthetically pleasing, high performing, and with a heritage dating back to the 1920s, steel windows are strong and durable and, with their slender glazing bars and characteristically large areas of glass, can be expected to last the life of the... View Article

Kooltherm® FM: the premier choice

Kingspan Tarec® has always focused on providing specifiers, mechanical engineers and contractors with highest level of technical support, allowing them to get maximum benefit from the premium performance of its Kooltherm® FM Complete Pipe Insulation System. Now it’s going one... View Article

Abloy gains UK first padlock standard

Security expert Abloy UK, is proud to add a new padlock standard to its already impressive and comprehensive lists of padlock achievements by gaining certification to Loss Prevention Council Board (LPCB) LPS 1654 Issue 1.0. The LPCB is part of... View Article

Firestone Building Products – Master Contractor Event 2014

December 2014 saw Firestone Building Products hosting the 8th Master Contractor Event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A selected group of Firestone Roofing Contractors who achieved “Master Contractor” status for the 2012-2014 period attended the event.  Selection was based on... View Article

Levolux catches the eye in Manchester

The Former Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester has been dramatically transformed into a new biomedical centre of excellence, with a decorative, bright red perforated screening and solar shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. A grade II listed, red brick building, which dates... View Article

Designer LED from Timeguard

Timeguard continues to dominate the market for outdoor LED lighting with the stylish NIGHTeye range of pan-and-tilt, floodlight and bulkhead designs. Superior design is matched with superior componentry to ensure guaranteed long life. Please visit for more... View Article

Kawneer goes large in Cardiff

Glazing elements by leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer are featuring on the largest construction project in Cardiff which itself features one of the largest photovoltaic arrays in the UK. Kawneer’s zone-drained AA®100 and AA®110 curtain walling, with 50 and... View Article

Warm and Peaceful Living above the 24/7 Society

Regent Street is having a makeover. Many of its properties are being rejuvenated to keep this sought after area at its very best and a recent example is the conversion of two disused office buildings one, Albany House on the... View Article

BM TRADA extends Wood for Good contract

BM TRADA is set to deliver a series of in-house practice events aimed at architects and engineers as part of its CPD (Continuing Professional Development) contract for the UK’s wood promotion campaign, Wood for Good. The in-house events – which... View Article