Laminating history

Abet Laminati has opened a museum to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The displays, at the company’s Bra factory near Milan, are organised chronologically to take the visitor on a historical tour of laminates in design. Over the years, the company... View Article

How to design in solid fuel

Addressing the challenges of designing solid fuel into the modern built environment, experts from the Solid Fuel Association (SPA) reports on three issues which can leave architects scratching their heads. The SFA offer expert technical guidance to the consumer and... View Article

Back to our roots

The Stone Federation delves into the history of using stonework and masonry within building structures. The crafts of stonework & masonry are some of the earliest trades in civilisations’ history and have always played a well-respected part within the natural... View Article

CE marking. What does it mean for architects?

By Geoff Gurney, CE marking manager at BBA For architects and other specifiers it is pretty much business as usual. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) sets out conditions for placing products on the market and harmonises the way in which... View Article

New online video from ASFP

Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP): The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a new online video module on fire doors to mark Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW). The free to view video explains the vital role played... View Article

Atkins aims for further growth in architecture

Atkins, one of the world’s largest architecture firms, is seeking to further grow its architecture business by taking advantage of opportunities in key markets including airports, education, transport and mixed use developments. The company has announced a new leadership team... View Article

Hörmann acquires British entrance door manufacturer IG Doors

With the acquisition of the British door manufacturer IG Doors, German door manufacturer Hörmann hopes to continue growing in the British market within the area of entrance doors. According to Hörmann, the acquisition of the door manufacturer IG Doors, headquartered... View Article

Everyone’s a winner with Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products hosted a winning day out at Newmarket Racecourse as a thank you to their Authorised and Licensed Contractors and their partners from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland. The day started off with a welcome buffet... View Article

Stride Treglown announces new Southampton office

Stride Treglown is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Southampton by incorporating TS Design Group into Stride Treglown. David Steele will be joining Stride Treglown as a director and shareholder, and will continue to operate with his... View Article

Mab comments on the ONS House Price Index (July 2013)

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “The news that house prices have continued to grow is another positive indicator that the industry is steadily recovering, with government initiatives stimulating the property market and tempting would-be... View Article