New slim fit from Astra

The 3000 series of fully-controlled concealed door closers from Astra Door Controls now features a new slimline face plate to make it easier and quicker to fit, and even more discrete and attractive in situ. The 3000 Series concealed closers... View Article

HOPPE locksets end CE marking confusion

From July 2013, it became mandatory to CE Mark all hardware for fire and escape doors – where that hardware falls within the scope of a harmonised standard. And while the CE Marking message seems to be permeating into the... View Article

Nine Elms on the South Bank Open Days

Nine Elms on the South Bank is hosting two open days for local residents and interested Londoners to find out what the regeneration of Nine Elms and Vauxhall will mean to them. Taking place at Bolney Meadow Community Centre, off... View Article

The fibre cement building envelope

Attendees at Marley Eternit’s CPD will be introduced to fibre cement as a building material for both roofing and facades. The key learning objectives of the seminar are to provide: How fibre cement rainscreen facade systems can improve thermal, acoustic... View Article

Hygienic laminates good enough to eat off

Abet Laminati has launched Lamishield, an innovative new antibacterial high pressure laminate designed for use in laboratories, hygienic environments and food preparation areas. Lamishield is based on BioCote® silver-ion technology integrated within the decorative top layer to provide a healthy... View Article

CTBUH Confirms First Speakers for Shanghai 2014

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is extremely pleased to announce some of the initial speakers confirmed for the 2014 International Conference, taking place in Shanghai, China, Sept. 16-19. Click here to see full details of 45... View Article

Exploring the creativity of Illusion

Solus Ceramics introduce Illusion, a range of exciting diamond shaped tiles that are set to capture the attention of the design world. This innovative series of tiles are a versatile instrument that designers can use to freely create innovative geometric... View Article

Triple accolade for Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre design

The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre in Northern Ireland has been awarded three different accolades at this year’s Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) awards for its sustainable design. WYG, in conjunction with Heneghan Peng Architects, Gilbert-Ash Ltd and the National... View Article

Saniflo reveals the beauty of Kinemagic

Cubicles offer a swift and hassle-free showering solution for any shape or size of bathroom and en suite. In most cases, you can have a watertight enclosure (without using silicone), complete with the shower, controls and doors fitted and ready... View Article

Visitors take a seat at May Design Series

Last month the UK’s definitive international furnishings fair, May Design Series, held a silent auction to raise money for long-term partner Out of the Dark, a charitable enterprise that trains young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the art of furniture... View Article

Schöck performance values independently verified by the OISD

As a leading specialist in the provision of advanced solutions for thermal energy structural insulation, Schöck demands extremely high product performance standards. The company always ensures that all solutions exceed the necessary building regulations and that any performance claims are... View Article

London Festival of Architecture week 2 highlights

London Festival of Architecture (LFA), the annual city-wide celebration of the capital’s buildings and landmarks, continues this week with a rich and diverse programme of events and activities. LFA Chair Patricia Brown said: “This year’s festival has a great depth... View Article