New National Technical Specification Manager for Jet Cox

Jet Cox has appointed Eddy Haslam as National Technical & Sales Manager to assist Architects, Developers, Design Consultants and Roofing Contractors with the design and specification of the extensive range of Jet Cox large area polycarbonate and glass roof light... View Article

Budget 2015 response and comments part two

James Thompson, head of business rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on the announcement of 100% retention of the growth in Business Rates for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. “The 10 authorities making up the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have... View Article

BPF responds to the budget

Budget 2015: developers laud business rates retention as vital to solve infrastructure funding challenge and boost regeneration. Proposals that could see City regions retain 100% of their additional business rates revenue will prove vital in overcoming the UK’s infrastructure funding... View Article

Budget 2015 responses and comments

Experts across the industries leading companies have all had their say on the Government’s budget announcements for 2015. Michael O’Connor, partner, national head of infrastructure, projects and energy at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Connectivity between cities will be key to turning... View Article

New Spring titles from Architectural Design (AD)series

Wiley is pleased to announce five new titles in its successful Architectural Design (AD), AD Primer and AD Reader series to be published during April and May 2015. Constructions: An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures (AD Series) Guest Edited... View Article

Stylish and sustainable entrance flooring design with Nuway

Nuway, the market leading rigid entrance flooring system from Forbo Flooring Systems, has been enhanced to provide specifiers with more choice. Along with the reliable high performance characteristics for which Nuway is renowned, the collection now boasts a more design-orientated... View Article

SMAS Worksafe Certificate awarded to Sunsquare

With health and safety at the forefront of all aspects of its business, Sunsquare has been awarded a SMAS Worksafe Certificate. The news follows a recent SMAS Worksafe audit of Sunsquare Ltd. The evidence provided by the skylight manufacturer shows... View Article

Johnson & Starley introduce 5 year guarantee

Johnson & Starley are now offering a free five year parts and labour guarantee on their QuanTec HR28C combi boiler with Integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery (PFGHR) from February 2015. The QuanTec HR28C has been hugely popular thanks to... View Article

The hierarchy of wood use manifesto

We believe that there is no such thing as waste wood, only different ways to waste it. We also believe that climate change is real. Wood can be used, reused and recycled several times. But it can only be burned... View Article

Kingspan Insulation leads sustainability charge

Becoming a true champion of sustainability and responsibility means going beyond grand gestures and continually looking for improvements in every single business process, no matter how big or small. Critically it also means enabling the process of being held to... View Article

Call for VAT changes on new builds

VAT rules are undermining sustainable development by rewarding developers who demolish buildings and penalising those who refurbish. Duncan Baker-Brown, architect of the University of Brighton’s Waste House, Britain’s first house made almost entirely of thrown-away materials, is calling on politicians... View Article