Shades apart

Louise Martin-Bennett of Fordingbridge discusses why an increased focus on user wellbeing is meaning that shading systems are more in demand than ever With continued focus on user wellbeing, client specification of shade systems is now commonplace in UK architecture.... View Article

Watertight basement solutions

Alex Burman of Sika discusses the key guidance, and technology options, for specifiers looking to achieve watertight concrete basement constructions When beginning a basement construction or renovation, the waterproofing standard of BS 8102:2009 is key. It recommends and provides guidance... View Article

Senior’s in good shape at new sports complex

The new sports complex at the Solent University in Southampton has been kitted out with a high-performance aluminium fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems. Designed by Architecture PLB, the University’s new sports building offers a range of facilities for both... View Article

Beautiful new washrooms at Abacus HQ

Abacus Bathrooms has transformed the female bathrooms at the company’s Harrogate HQ; showcasing a stunning portfolio of products. The wall hung WC complements bespoke White Marble Elements basins which  feature the innovative Infinity Tray drain. The elegant White Gloss Marble... View Article

Profile 22 windows transform citywide housing project

Profile 22 Fully Reversible Windows were specified in the refurbishment of 15 tower blocks in Bristol The legacy PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling at 15 high and low-rise blocks owned by Bristol City Council at Eastville, Easton, Clifton, Redcliffe,... View Article

BLANCO comes out on top at the 2019 BKU awards

BLANCO UK has been named Best Sink Brand at the 5th annual BKU Awards, after first winning the award in 2017. The 2019 BKU Awards took place at The Pavilion in The Tower of London where a room filled with the... View Article

Fire and Smoke Curtains RIBA Approved CPDs by Coopers Fire

Coopers Fire are approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) educational seminars on fire and smoke curtains and their relevant standards to help educate Architects, Local Authority Building Control, Approved Inspectors, Fire... View Article

Premium waterproofing solutions for wetrooms

Wetrooms, are increasingly popular and understandably so with their practicality and architectural beauty. However, as wetrooms are always subjected to water, particular care must be taken to ensure they are 100 per cent watertight. As the UK’s premium online bathroom... View Article

Bespoke, handmade bronze windows and doors

Architectural Bronze Casements make bespoke, handmade bronze windows, doors, screens and secondary glazing. Bronze is an exciting and traditional alternative to steel and aluminium. Made from architectural bronze which is strong, long lasting and visually appealing, bronze casements offer fine... View Article

Kingspan adds glitz to Birmingham apartments

Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS Soffit Board and Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard have been installed as part of the conversion and expansion of a former office building, adding luxury accommodation to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Beaufort House offers 88 one and... View Article

Multi-mode hybrid ventilation system for schools

Passivent’s Hybrid Plus2 Aircool® is a multi-mode ventilation system, boasting a contemporary, streamlined design. Suited to where a single-sided ventilation strategy is required, the system has been developed to meet the requirements of Building Bulletin 101, “Guidelines on ventilation, thermal... View Article

The Soak

Decorative specialists Armourcoat have provided the finishing touches to The Soak, a new bar and restaurant next to London’s Victoria Station with an all-day menu that is built around signature soaked flavours through fermenting, pickling, brining and steeping techniques. With... View Article

Rinato Deck Boards

With our range of composite non-toxic deck boards there is a style, colour and price to suit everyone. Our boards are easy to install, look fantastic and are as easy to work as wood and are recyclable. Our dual faced... View Article

Underfloor Air Conditioning for Flax House, Belfast

Flax House is a five storey Victorian building with red brick, warehouse style construction, located on Adelaide Street in the Linen Quarter of Belfast.  Originally home to handkerchief manufacturer, McBride & Williams, the warehouse building was designed by Young &... View Article