Lorient’s success continues in Global Connections

The 45 Regional Finalists in HSBC’s Global Connections 2014 competition have now been announced. These are the businesses across the UK which, in the view of the judges, show the innovation, distinctiveness and strategic thinking that will make them future global players. Lorient... View Article

Drain Center names Polypipe Terrain Supplier of the Year

Polypipe Terrain has seen its passion for customer service and aftersales support recognised as Drain Center’s official Supplier of the Year. The drainage merchant saw a year-on-year increase in sales of Polypipe Terrain’s above ground drainage products across its 61... View Article

New Specification Guide from Profile 22

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD is a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into... View Article

Changing places with Pressalit Care nursing benches

When designing bathrooms to be accessible to all, such as in Changing Places facilities, school hygiene rooms or care homes, Pressalit Care’s range of nursing benches goes above and beyond the standards required to provide the flexibility required in such... View Article

Horne Engineering’s Duŝo sport shower column

So pleased is Dundee City Council with the recent shower and changing room refurbishment at its Ardler Complex that the new design now becomes the blue-print for similar planned refurbishments across the city. The Duŝo sport shower column, designed and... View Article

Heritage Roofing Register – a helping hand for architects

A unique register of heritage roofing specialists is providing much needed help and assurance for architects and specifiers when working on heritage projects. The Register is the brainchild of the UK’s largest roofing trade association, the National Federation of Roofing... View Article

Sika sets new trends in decorative flooring

Sika is helping UK architects and interior designers to achieve greater design freedom with the introduction of its seamless Decorative and Comfort Floor ranges. The result of 40 years’ flooring expertise, Sika’s high performance epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring systems... View Article

New specification tools from Knauf Marmorit

A brand new suite of literature, updated CAD details and Building Information Modelling (BIM) drawings are now available to download from the website of render and external wall insulation systems (EWI) manufacturer Knauf Marmorit. The new literature system comprises 15... View Article

Knauf Marmorit EWI System meets school’s performance targets

New buildings at the IES Breckland free school in Brandon, Suffolk, have benefitted from the exceptional thermal performance of Knauf Marmorit’s Warm Wall Energy external wall insulation system (EWI). The system also contributed to essential speed of construction and provided... View Article

The Supreme stairway from Premier Loft Ladders

The Premier Loft Ladders Supreme stairway with a wooden hatchbox and trapdoor – electrical operation These are bespoke ready to fit units made to suit the Customer’s specifications, though minimum opening hatch opening lengths and widths apply. The stairway is... View Article

The value of timber composite cladding

Stuart Burns, Director at Dura Composites, looks at a real life case study where composite timber cladding has been used to renovate the look of an older office and factory building. Deciding on a look for a new build or... View Article