Wallpaper* design award for VitrA

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Liquid, the recently launched collaboration with Tom Dixon, receives Best Fluid Form accolade. Soft, flowing forms, generous shapes, and a radical departure from the current trend for sharp-edged geometric pieces have won prestigious design community recognition for... View Article

A Proctor Group launches Wraptite UV airtightness membrane

Since its launch, the Wraptite  external airtightness membrane has been an incredible success and has been specified in a wide range of projects and applications. Now, Wraptite is being extended further with the introduction of Wraptite UV. Wraptite UV is... View Article

Gilberts applies sustainability to value engineering

A win:win situation is available to building services designers and contractors with revisions to Gilberts’ ground-breaking MFS hybrid ventilation unit. As part of the company’s commitment to continuous evolution to offer better, greener solutions, the stand-alone ventilation, heating and cooling... View Article

Granorte Supports UK Network

With the opening of a larger central facility, cork specialist Granorte is providing improved support for its UK network of retail and commercial customers. Providing some 10,000ft2 of warehouse space, as well as a new sample centre, showroom and offices,... View Article

An exploration of colour and shape with an urban edge

Urbancrete is the latest tile collection from Parkside Architectural Tiles, with concrete and stone effects in multiple formats and geometric shapes to create a unique look. Featuring comfort, a brand-new finish that combines the luxurious feel of a matt surface... View Article

Pumping up radiators’ profile

Chris Harvey of Stelrad Radiator Group examines the relationship between radiators and heat pumps, and how they might be able to work effectively together in future The recent announcement from the Government of a £5,000 grant available from April 2022... View Article

Rendering life-long success

Matthew Allen of Sika discusses the key considerations when specifying render to ensure that a long life, as well aesthetically pleasing, result is achieved A building’s external surface is integral to its overall design success. For many, deciding on the... View Article

Minimising fire risk on the ‘fifth facade’

Will Wigfield from Rockwool shares best practice advice on how to limit fire risk in flat roof constructions, and explains the limitations of current testing protocols for flat roof insulation While flat roofs have long been used to house plant... View Article

Steps to balancing safety and aesthetics

Kevin Underwood at the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) looks at how to balance the important twin drivers of aesthetics and safety in staircase design It’s no surprise that aesthetic considerations are often the key driver behind staircase selection. The BWF’s... View Article


Quantum Flooring is holding online CPD sessions for four RIBA Core Curriculum CPDs in February. This allows architects and specifiers to earn CPD points from their home or office. These web seminars are free to attend, and all attendees will... View Article

West Fraser’s panel products are net carbon negative!

West Fraser’s panel products are net carbon negative! This means the company’s activities go beyond achieving net zero carbon emissions to actually create an environmental benefit by locking up carbon within the panel product range thus not releasing it into... View Article

Videos | Inspiring home designs

Seeking inspiration for a domestic renovation, home extension or new-build design, then IDSystems have put together four of our favourite projects and captured them on video, offering incredible insight and detail to help you design someone’s dream home. Self-build by... View Article

Illuminating Springhills

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Luceco has recently supplied interior and exterior amenity lighting to Springhills Independent Living Scheme at Outwood, provided by Wakefield and District Housing Limited. WDH is one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes... View Article