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

Howarth Timber’s 175 celebrations up and running

The Howarth Timber Group continues to celebrate its 175th anniversary in style with a dinner for the great and good of the British building industry. More than 200 guests, including suppliers, industry leaders and journalists, attended the dinner at the... View Article

Insulation industry has the best approach towards architects

According to the European architects, the insulation industry has the best approach towards architects. In the different countries manufacturers like ROCKWOOL, Kingspan and ISOVER are mentioned as having the best approach. Half of the architects in most countries also state... View Article

Designing the Urban Commons

Designing the Urban Commons is an ideas competition calling for new ways to stimulate the city’s public and collective life. The competition will be launched on 25th March by Theatrum Mundi, a network of artists, performers and urbanists based at... View Article

Keppie reveals outcome of enterprise education project

Leading architectural practice Keppie Design, in partnership with East Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire College, has announced that Cumnock Academy has been awarded the top prize at the finale of its INTERACTION challenge. The finale of INTERACTION, an enterprise education challenge... View Article

Nordan wins again

NorDan, one of the UK’s market leaders in high performance timber and alu clad timber windows has been awarded the annual “Large Supplier of the Year” for the second time from – leading developer Crest Nicholson Regeneration. NorDan was shortlisted... View Article

LIA’s Peter Hunt becomes Vice President of LightingEurope

The Lighting Association’s (LIA) Peter Hunt has become Vice President, of Lighting Europe. A position he will hold for the following two years. LightingEurope announced their new Executive Board elected at the LightingEurope General Assembly in Brussels in January. This... View Article