Nominations open for ARCH Awards 2013

The ARCH Tenants’ Group has opened nominations for its annual awards that celebrate success and recognise inspirational tenants and initiatives from councils with housing. There are three awards: Innovation and Sustainability – open to any local authority that has successfully... View Article

Combi King uses eliminator

Installer Brian King from Grimsby always uses Sentinel water treatment products: “Sentinel X100, X400 and X800 are part of our staple diet,” says Brian. “So when Sentinel launched its new Eliminator heating system filter product last year we were happy... View Article

Kitchen Trends 2013

“When deciding on the right kitchen for the job, be aware that a white kitchen has been one of the most popular kitchen colours over the last decade. This prolonged popularity with consumers and tradesmen alike, is largely due to... View Article

Knauf grows ready-mixed and spray range with Sheetrock

Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is now offering the Sheetrock range of ready-mixed jointing compounds and spray fi nishing plasters, along with the Tuff Hide primer/surface, following its acquisition of USG Corporation’s... View Article

Slough Borough Council grants go ahead for Slough regeneration

Slough Borough Council has granted detailed planning consent, subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement, to Countryside Properties working with Catalyst Housing, Slough Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, for the regeneration of the Britwell estate... View Article

First look: LDA Design’s Gorky Park transformation

The now approved strategy and masterplan for the multi-million pound transformation of Moscow’s Gorky Park has been prepared by LDA Design – the independent design, environment and energy consultancy that won the international tender to redesign the historic 300 acre... View Article

Pennine Stone expands to open new office in Preston

Pennine Stone, the UK’s leading supplier of cast stone to the house building and construction sectors, has expanded to open a new office in Preston to service clients in the North West. The office will be the base for Mike... View Article

Architect defends ‘too-fast’ swimming pool

The architect behind one of the UK’s quickest swimming pools says comments that the pool is ‘too fast’ are amongst the best compliments he could possibly receive. British Swimming’s head coach Bill Furniss this week claimed Sheffield’s Ponds Forge pool... View Article

New photorealism replacing architects’ floor plans

Computer-generated images of new homes and apartments, and retail and office complexes surround us on our daily journeys through the city. They’re often in newspaper and magazine adverts and on billboards placed by developers to inform the public, articulate ideas... View Article

Why fit plastic gutters when you can fit Rainline?

Outperforming plastic gutter systems in every respect – Rainline steel gutters and downpipes from Lindab offer minimal movement and UV stability, they will not crack, fade or leak, are highly resistant to corrosion and virtually maintenance free. Quick and easy... View Article

Stelrad swings into action!

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has introduced its brand new, curved vertical premium panel radiator to the UK market – the Stelrad Swing. The new model is based on Stelrad’s extremely popular Compact Vertex radiator but sees the addition of... View Article

Zinc overlapping panel alternative to timber shiplap

The VMZINC 200 Overlapping Panel system provides the ideal alternative to conventional shiplap timber cladding, as zinc does not lose its colour, corrode or need regular maintenance. Panels are available in 2 and 3 metres lengths, are 200mm wide and... View Article