Airtightness – bridging the gap

The upgrade conversion of a 1964 brick and timber dwelling built by Mowlem (Scotland) Ltd involved an attic conversion, ground floor front and side extension, as well as a full height extension to the rear. On the front and side... View Article

Fakro L-shaped windows for Passivhaus modular building

FAKRO has supplied L-shaped roof windows to the Green Unit®, a modular, prefabricated, Passivhaus design. FTP U5 non-vented, triple-glazed windows with a U-value of 0.97W/m2K were used for the upper element with BDR tilt and turn openers in the wall.... View Article

Chatham bus station – a series of VMZINC curves

The new Chatham Waterfront bus station forms part of the £6 billion Medway Regeneration plan. Its highly distinctive VMZINC standing seam canopies and flat lock fascias in pre-weathered QUARTZ-ZINC® were specified by infrastructure specialist D5 Architects. Zinc’s malleability made it... View Article

CeMAT ASIA on target for success

With estimated sales in excess of 80 billion euros (2012) China has the largest intralogistics sector in the world and now dwarfs its nearest competitor, the USA, which has a turnover of 25.5 billion euros. Germany, the third biggest market... View Article

Lead – a contemporary building material

Richard Diment, Lead Sheet Association (LSA) executive manager, discusses the relevance of rolled lead sheet in modern construction Lead is often perceived as a heritage material. That is understandable, considering that it has been used in construction for centuries, and... View Article

SIG Zinc & Copper detects metal renaissance

Growing numbers of architects are choosing metal for roofs and cladding not only because of its undoubted green credentials and lustrous good looks but also because the use of the material has evolved stylistically. By Simon Walker, category manager for... View Article

A summer of growth for Turley in Manchester

Turley has significantly strengthened its Manchester office this summer with a series of new hires, cementing its position as the largest multi-service planning team in the North West. Ten new recruits have joined Turley Manchester’s Planning, Engagement, Heritage, Economics and... View Article

Galvanizing in the public realm

Modern life can have a habit of being fast, furious and disposable. Long-term thinking is often eschewed for the here and now. We all share a responsibility to balance value for money today with decisions that will remain appropriate for... View Article

Dipping has the edge over blasting

If a priceless piece of architecture has not been renovated for over 100 years, how can you clean it thoroughly without losing any of its decorative features? Forget shot blasting and dip it in a tank, says Adrian McMurray, MD... View Article

A window at the seat of learning

As part of the extensive remodelling and improving of schools across the London Borough of Islington, Reynaers aluminium systems have been installed throughout Islington Arts and Media School in a multi-million pound scheme that has turned the school into a... View Article