Hilton wins at Waterloo

The world famous hotel chain brings one of its growing brands to London for the first time with a distinctive and handsome building, writes Ray Philpott Any brand new hotel building in London naturally tends to attract a lot of... View Article

Out of this world exterior lighting from Christopher Wray

With outdoor living becoming increasingly popular, decorative exterior lighting is essential in creating a relaxing outdoor space. Luxury lighting specialist Christopher Wray offers and extensive collection of quality exterior lighting options, from subtle wall lights to stunning chandeliers. Installing outdoor... View Article

Top marks for project to give old school new life

Jess Unwin reports on the renovation and refurbishment of a classic example of so-called 1960s brutalism architecture as classrooms are converted into loft-style apartments in the London borough of Lambeth In many ways the Baylis Old School development is a... View Article

Horne Engineering’s Duŝo sport shower column

So pleased is Dundee City Council with the recent shower and changing room refurbishment at its Ardler Complex that the new design now becomes the blue-print for similar planned refurbishments across the city. The Duŝo sport shower column, designed and... View Article

UFH in conversion projects – the essentials

The most common question asked about the suitability of underfloor heating (UFH) in a building conversion is ‘how can we minimise the floor build up?’ This is an important area to master within a project such as an office to... View Article

Vision for new generation of low energy homes unveiled

Specialist regeneration developer, Blueprint, in partnership with William Davis Ltd and asra Housing Association has started construction in Nottingham on 94 low energy homes, all designed by award winning architects Marsh Grochowski. The new homes will overlook Victoria Embankment on... View Article

Unravelling the options for cast stone specifications

There are three cast stone options available for architectural projects. Simon Scott of Haddonstone explains Cast stone is one of the most versatile building mat-erials available and, in a number of important ways, is markedly superior to quarried stone. One... View Article

Novus builds new school facility

Construction specialist Novus Property Solutions has built a 125m² single storey extension at Ferncumbe Primary School in Hatton, Warwickshire, ensuring the school is now a more spacious, modern environment in which to teach and learn. The project, carried out for... View Article

Greenbuild Expo returns

With a packed conference and exhibition Greenbuild Expo returns to Manchester Central in May to highlight and promote sustainability in the built environment Greenbuild Expo takes place in Manchester on the 7 and 8 May featuring a packed conference programme... View Article

Heritage Roofing Register – a helping hand for architects

A unique register of heritage roofing specialists is providing much needed help and assurance for architects and specifiers when working on heritage projects. The Register is the brainchild of the UK’s largest roofing trade association, the National Federation of Roofing... View Article

Sika sets new trends in decorative flooring

Sika is helping UK architects and interior designers to achieve greater design freedom with the introduction of its seamless Decorative and Comfort Floor ranges. The result of 40 years’ flooring expertise, Sika’s high performance epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring systems... View Article

New specification tools from Knauf Marmorit

A brand new suite of literature, updated CAD details and Building Information Modelling (BIM) drawings are now available to download from the website of render and external wall insulation systems (EWI) manufacturer Knauf Marmorit. The new literature system comprises 15... View Article