“Orangery central” unveiled at Synseal

A brand new Synseal showroom located at the company’s Huthwaite headquarters is now officially open for customers to view. Synseal’s Marketing and Technical Services teams have joined forces to create “orangery central”, conveniently located in the heart of the Midlands.... View Article

Open-Out windows: a Roto hardware guide

As a window manufacturer, you’re always being bombarded with information about products. Various manufacturers are always trying to get your attention and convince you theirs is the best. But how many of them really look at it from your point... View Article

New Granite Transformations worktop finish is all White

Right now, it’s all about white kitchens according to interior design bibles from Country Living and Elle Décor, to Architectural Digest. Even the esteemed Wall Street Journal says that all-white kitchens are amongst the top interior design trends for 2014.... View Article

Homelift installer integrates Aico Radiolink smoke alarms

Wessex Lifts is installing Aico mains powered smoke alarms with RadioLINK wireless interconnection technology to work with its domestic lift, VM Homelift, to meet The British Standard BS 5900:2012. BS 5900:2012 covers the behaviour of homelifts in the event of... View Article

Glass Rotunda at Tate Britain

Well designed and expertly installed structural glass within a heritage building can provide some truly beautiful results. Glass will enhance rather than obscure the original architecture of the building, giving a result that is structurally sound and meets all the... View Article

Damp proofing duo qualities recognised

Two of the most popular products in the range from Delta Membrane Systems – MS20 and MS500 – have, once again, been awarded British Board of Agrément Certificates. Yet again these products have been shown to be fit for purpose... View Article

Crittall and Ace Hotel, Shoreditch

ACE Hotel London occupies the original site of the Shoreditch Empire and its successor, The London Music Hall. The newly created 258-room hotel – taking an existing building and refashioning it into a distinctly boutique environment – is just a... View Article

Wood heating warms John Lewis spa

The John Lewis Partnership has shown its commitment to wood heating by installing a Euroheat biomass boiler at a new build spa and wellness centre in Snowdonia on the banks of Bala Lake, built specifically as a haven for John... View Article

Tough vinyl lets designers get creative

A NEW range of hardwearing homogeneous compact vinyl is offering specifiers and architects an unprecedented opportunity to be creative. Launched by flooring experts Tarkett, the Premium Collection features Eclipse Premium and Primo Premium and combines best-in-class performance with an array... View Article

Transparent about translucency

Paul Jackson, technical director at Rodeca, explains how translucent polycarbonate panels have evolved to be a viable alternative to glass Recent advanced testing and developments in thermoplastic engineering are now positioning translucent polycarbonate panels as a serious, if previously overlooked,... View Article

Hybrid taking education to the next level

By Steve Wightman, director, Senior Architectural Systems Despite the Building Schools for the Future programme being scrapped due to cuts in 2010, there is still a commitment on the part of the government to modernise the UK’s education infrastructure. This... View Article

Changing daylight

Architect Christopher Sykes examines how Structura engineers and constructs glass and translucent solutions for maximising the benefits of daylighting Daylighting through the creative use of wall or roof glazing radically changes building envelope design and the ambience of interiors. It... View Article

Domus Thermal announced as Housebuilder Product Award finalist

Following success at last year’s Housebuilder Product Awards, Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce its unique Domus Thermal duct insulation solution is again a finalist in this year’s Best Services Product category. Domus Thermal is a patented system that significantly... View Article