Hardiefloor® arrives in the UK

James Hardie, the fibre cement building materials manufacturer, has launched a new structural flooring system into the UK market, HardieFloor. The patented fibre cement, tongue and groove boards are perfectly suited to residential building projects, as a substitute for unreliable... View Article

Eircom get a facelift from Remmers

The Eircom exchange building, constructed in the 1970’s, consists of a rendered exterior of architectural interest and features curves and round “porthole” style windows. The exterior render was suffering with a high degree of cracking. Repairs to the render were... View Article

Improving the UK’s education facilities

Education Estates is a new event that focuses on the complex and challenging issues facing those designing, building, maintaining and managing Britain’s schools, colleges and universities. With a two-day conference and exhibition, the event will bring together architects, contractors, consultants,... View Article

Specifying perimeter security equipment

By Sally Osmond, brand and development manager at Frontier Pitts. The ability to bar access to unauthorised vehicles is a fundamental concern for all security and facilities managers wishing to install an effective deterrent to secure their site while maintaining... View Article

Pearlazzo features in state of the art Cyberknife facility

Polyflor’s leading smooth vinyl range, Pearlazzo PUR has been specified and installed in the new Cyberknife Radiosurgery facility at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. One of only 6 facilities in the UK, the CyberKnife System is the world’s first... View Article

Roofing Awards 2014 – NFRC calling all architects to enter

Following the launch of its ‘Think roofs – think NFRC’ campaign to the architectural and specification sectors, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors – the UK’s largest roofing trade association (NFRC) – continues its crusade and is calling on architects... View Article

Earls Court legal challenge fails

Plans to inject £8billion of private investment into Earls Court and West Kensington, in one of the UK’s biggest regeneration projects since the Olympics, are on track after a legal challenge to the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Opportunity... View Article

Work on Penarth Learning Community reaches top spot

Penarth Learning Community celebrated construction reaching its highest point with a traditional topping out ceremony. Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills, and representatives from the project team celebrated the occasion by raising a yew tree to the top... View Article