School hygiene bettered by design…

A new resource has been developed to help ‘get it right’ when specifying hygiene rooms for educational buildings. The Department for Education has updated its Building Bulletin 103 Area Guidelines for Mainstream Schools, which, for the first time, lays down... View Article

GL Hearn boosts staff numbers by 20%

Property consultancy GL Hearn has recently recruited a range of staff across all of its operating sectors, with particular emphasis on its London Strategy team, development, residential and public sector services. The recruitment activity, which has increased staff numbers by... View Article

designjunction partners with Informa

designjunction is proud to announce a new partnership with leading exhibition organisers Informa to assist with the global expansion of the show. Informa Global Exhibitions Division are one of the world’s largest event organisers with over 150 leading annual exhibitions... View Article

BM TRADA unveils 2015 timber frame training dates

Places are already filling fast for the next batch of BM TRADA’s training courses for timber frame and timber frame for engineers. To help engineers and designers to get to grips with the practicalities and complexities of timber frame, BM... View Article

European architects unanimous in what they need from manufacturers

European architects clearly state what they find important. First of all it concerns the manufacturers themselves: trustworthy, knowledgeable and professional. After these characteristics of a manufacturer comes the services they can offer: clear website, technical advisors assisting on projects and... View Article

Synseal nominated for the Business Excellence Awards

Synseal has secured a nomination for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards in recognition of the company’s operating performance and dynamic business growth achieved over the last two financial years. The prestigious annual Business Excellence Awards were launched by Acquisition International... View Article

Woods Bagot appoints Nick Ling as Design Leader, Europe

Woods Bagot Europe has appointed Nick Ling – until recently a partner at Foster + Partners – to the role of Design Leader for Europe. Ling’s appointment broadens the practice’s existing design capability for undertaking major architectural projects in Europe,... View Article

FACTA appoints new chairman

Lee Henley of Steelway Brickhouse, West Bromwich, was appointed Chairman of the Fabricated Access Covers Trade Association (FACTA) at its recent Annual General Meeting. FACTA represents the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of fabricated access covers with a huge variety... View Article

Benoy breaks ground around Europe

Benoy, the international Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior and Graphic Design studio, has made a positive start to 2015. Project enquiries and new appointments have regained pre-2008 levels; this appears to be a definitive sign of the resurgent European economy. Recent Benoy schemes in... View Article

Sika Introduces Dedicated Team for Major Construction Projects

In order to offer architects, engineers, contractors and other specifiers dedicated support for large scale construction projects both in the UK and internationally, Sika Limited has launched a Major Projects Team. Sika Limited offers one of the industry’s widest product... View Article

Pilkington Q&A with Architect George Tsiantar

George Tsiantar, founder and managing director of UK-based practice, Tsiantar Architects, is based in Altrincham, south Manchester. Famed for offering a full range of architectural services since 1987, they have earned a reputation for creating bespoke, luxury properties, as well... View Article

TTA announces new technical seminars in may

The Tile Association will be holding new technical seminars from May 2015 to help professionals in the industry gain a deeper understanding of specialist areas of tiling. The seminars will be held at regular intervals at TTA headquarters in Stone,... View Article

Howarth Timber Windows & Doors plant investment

Over the last two years Howarth Timber Windows & Doors 150,000 sq.ft. plant has been the focus of significant investment in the latest state of the art machinery, so we can meet the demands not only of the largest national... View Article