Inclusive bathrooms made easy

Ann Boardman, marketing and customer services manager at Saniflo UK, introduces the benefits of specifying inclusively designed bathrooms Today you can literally install a domestic or commercial, inclusively designed bathroom almost anywhere a water supply can reach, and all without... View Article

Think roofs, think NFRC – but what’s in it for you?

By Ray Horwood CBE, chief executive of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors In a fast-changing construction environment, it’s more important than ever that architects and specifiers keep abreast of developments within the roofing industry. From BSI British Standards to... View Article

Designing for play

Liz Townsend, a play space designer at HAGS-SMP with 18 years’ experience, addresses the key aspects in this specialist area of design that is rarely covered in formal landscape architecture study. Below are some of the essential design elements to... View Article

Additional greenteQ Hinge Colours

Hardware specialist VBH has introduced seven new colour variants of the greenteQ Sigma Hybrid door hinge, bringing the total number of finishes available to fifteen. The company advises that the new colours have been developed in response to the growing... View Article

Morrisons unveils its first Changing Places for disabled people

Leading supermarket chain Morrisons plc has unveiled its first accessible, assisted Changing Places toilet for disabled customers- the first of its kind at a Midlands supermarket. The new facility has been supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat- Britain’s leading disabled toileting... View Article

Make an executive choice with Maxwood’s Oracle Z-Lockers

Maxwood’s executive range of Oracle Z-Lockers provide a smart and secure solution for a wide variety of commercial and public sector applications, with an extensive choice of colours, configurations and sizes to suit individual requirements. Offering dependable performance and design... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings launches its catalogue for 2014/2015

The ultimate guide to ceiling systems has been launched by Armstrong. The leading interior solutions provider has launched its new 2014/2015 catalogue for mineral, metal, wood and fabric ceilings to help architects, interior designers and facilities managers specify the most... View Article

SterlingOSB – perfect for refurbishment projects

Sterling OSB (oriented strand board) is perfect for today’s building refurbishment projects. Increasingly, builders are substituting plywood for Sterling OSB; it’s more cost-effective, environmentally-efficient and highly versatile with many variations depending on the application. SterlingOSB (Oriented Strand Board) is a... View Article

Mapei launches new swimming pool construction CPD

Mapei (UK) has launched a new Swimming Pool Construction CPD seminar. The new technical seminar will assist in the specification of correct materials, in accordance with current BS and EN Standards. Seminars can be arranged to suit group or specific... View Article

Made by Robots – Challenging Architecture at a Larger Scale

In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on- and off-site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. Made... View Article

Clear toughened glass benefits demonstrated for BBC Watchdog

Toughened glass features in the BBC’s new “Watchdog Test House” series next week (11.45am on Thursday 27 March) courtesy of (Sheffield-based) independent research, testing, analysis and design specialist Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS). The episode – one of a series... View Article

Lightweight glazing units for architectural purposes

Set against the background of rising requirements on the energy performance of buildings, there is currently an ongoing trend toward thermal triple glazing. Although this technology is highly efficient, the glass industry is now working on lighter alternatives to counteract... View Article

Permo® air for £3 million school extension

The £3m development of two blocks for sixth-form boarding in Housman Hall at Bromsgrove School will create 49 new en-suite study bedrooms. The first building was completed in October 2013 with the second due to be finished by the end... View Article

Klober air-open membrane for Duchy of Cornwall project

Permo® Air is being used by Morrish Builders on 70 new homes at Tregunnel Hill, near Newquay. Due to the NHBC’s endorsement of air-open underlay without supporting high level ventilation Permo air will ventilate roofs effectively while maintaining an uninterrupted... View Article

alsecco launches creative brick slip and tile range

alsecco has sourced one of the largest and most innovative ranges of brick slip and tile finishes, available to you now under one roof, as collection alsecco. alsecco ensure the thermal performance of your building with high performance, BBA-approved insulated... View Article