Vent-Axia welcomes Government Clean Air Strategy

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has welcomed the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, launched on 14th January 2019, which highlights the importance of clean air in the home. The strategy sets out how the Government aims to tackle all sources of air... View Article

Evaporating energy costs in the washroom

Imagine a brand new, ‘green’ building. It’s been designed with sustainability in mind every step of the way, from the cladding materials on the wall panels to its energy-efficient lighting system. However, the washroom also provides opportunities to support the... View Article

Inspirational acoustics for motivational office design

A leading global manufacturer of innovative audio technology has opened a new UK HQ in Edinburgh. The company is recognised for its award-winning corporate culture and its new office interior reflects this ethos with facilities designed to generate a collaborative... View Article

Polyflor Sport 67 scores at new Brinnington Sports Centre

Polyflor’s Sport 67 in Maple was the flooring of choice for GT3 Architects when completing the new £7m Brinnington Park Leisure Complex in Stockport. Developed through investment from Stockport Council the new centre, operated by Life Leisure is replacing the... View Article

Six stars with Nordic Brass

Gently curving, perforated Nordic Brass solar screens help to define the character of a key community building in Melbourne, Australia. They also enhance its sustainability, recognised by the highest, six-star ‘Greenstar’ rating. Designed by architects GroupGSA, the North Fitzroy Library... View Article

Nordic Blue Roofline

Ian Ritchie Architects’ ingenious project for the Royal Academy of Music in a particularly challenging historic London location is defined by its roofline of Nordic Blue copper, a material that the architects have been exploring for over a decade. Hidden... View Article

Colour your space

Boss Design has launched a striking colour palette of painted frame options for its extensive range of commercial furniture. Offering endless design permutations, a choice of eight colours may be applied to the underframes, tables, legs, and arms of most... View Article

Osmo excels at Oxford

When Brasenose College extended its student library into the old cloisters and required a hardwearing wood finish for the tops of the new desks, they turned to Osmo UK to provide a product that would protect and preserve the wooden... View Article

Kingspan TEK adds excitement to school dinners

Pupils at Filton Avenue Primary School are enjoying the benefits of offsite construction in their warm, vibrant new dining hall, erected in a matter of weeks using the Kingspan TEK Building System. Recent increases in the school’s intake meant that... View Article

Spiral staircase specification

Mike Edwards of Complete Stair Systems discusses the key factors in getting spiral staircase specification right for a property, from size to style Spiral staircases is a centuries old invention, but not only can they offer practicality and style in... View Article

Flotex offers Ashley Hicks design freedom

Globally-renowned interior designer, Ashley Hicks, has had his unique design ‘Specimen Marble’ digitally printed onto Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex flocked floor covering, for his new studio in Oxfordshire. Ashley Hicks is a globally-renowned interior designer known for his intricate patterns and... View Article

Blue sky thinking on resilience

Mark Harris of Radmat Building Products explains why the UK needs to increase the uptake of blue roofs and make a major contribution to flood risk alleviation There is no quick fix for flood risks. Sustainable drainage strategies contribute to... View Article

Sky Force Balcony

Part of our Pro-Railing range of stainless steel handrail and balustrade components, Sky Force French balcony is the first practically invisible system on the market. No system can be mounted more quickly or easily thanks to its unrivalled ‘slide &... View Article

Changing places for invisible disability

Have you ever needed to ‘go’ when away from home, and not been able to easily find a toilet? Add to that feeling the fact that you need more space, or special equipment, or that you’ve had an accident because... View Article

Holistic design takes centre stage

Following on from a raft of recent research that makes a clear connection between the built environment and health and wellbeing, David Cook of Vent-Axia discusses the new Government White Paper on the crucial effect of building design Health and... View Article