Innovative surfacing products from Formica Group

Formica Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. With a proud heritage of 100 years trading, supported by a strong brand, Formica Group’s vision is to be... View Article

Retro Expo Awards 2013: winners announced

The winners of the Retro Expo Awards, celebrating Britain’s most inspiring retrofit products, projects and people were announced at the Building Design Centre in London. The Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Better Retrofit Partnership, honoured 12 pioneering initiatives from across... View Article

Ecodan helps keep heating bills down in hybrid installation

The installation of an Ecodan air source heat pump into a 3-bedroom detached house in Bedfordshire has demonstrated how effectively the heat pump will work in conjunction with traditional heating systems to maximise efficiency and reduce both installation costs and... View Article

Com-plete solution to accessible toileting ‘out of home’

A ‘mix and match’ package is enabling operators of buildings to which the public have access to optimise the inclusivity of toilets and washrooms. Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist toileting solutions for disabled people, has devised a solution... View Article

Triple first for BREEAM in China

Chinese state developer Franshion was awarded China’s first BREEAM Outstanding design certificate for its Living Lattice exhibition centre at an event in Meixi Lake Eco City, Changsha earlier today. The event, which forms part of David Cameron’s trade mission to... View Article

Steel Window Association confirms fire safety

Always seeking to ensure that steel windows are up to date when it comes to meeting relevant safety and other regulatory requirements, the Steel Window Association (SWA) has had the fire performance of the systems re-validated under current European law.... View Article

Durability and style is now the norm from HOPPE UK

duranorm, the range of lever handles from hardware specialists HOPPE UK, has been enhanced with new products and a new finish designed to make the handles even more durable than ever. The duranorm range, which offers specifiers consistently good value... View Article

New campus voted West Midlands most sustainable

Birmingham City University’s new multi-million pound flagship campus has been honoured with the ‘Sustainability Award’ at the recent Insider West Midlands Property Awards, beating competition from Birmingham Library and Two Snowhill. The flagship Parkside Building, based in Eastside in Birmingham... View Article

Atkins signs strategic framework cooperation agreement in China

Atkins, the UK’s largest design, engineering and project management consultancy, has formed a strategic partnership to take forward plans for a major new development in Fuzhou on China’s east coast. A strategic framework cooperation agreement between Atkins and AVIC Joy... View Article

New jobs and 922 homes for Southall

Housing in Southall got a massive boost today, as Catalyst Housing working with Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa) announced that their ambitious £200 million plans to regenerate the sprawling Havelock estate, have been approved. The masterplan for the transformation of... View Article