Xella – fast-track, large format wall systems

The seminar provides an in-depth analysis for designers on building with large format calcium silicate wall systems in fast-track construction. It assesses the relative merits of SIPS and block / steel frame construction and explains daily build rates, time savings... View Article

Eurobond launches BIM library

Eurobond Laminates has launched BIM files for its range of stone wool core internal and external wall and ceiling composite panels. It includes material colours and COBie datasheet parameters and the designer is supported by a wide range of construction... View Article

‘Powerful’ Marshall-Tufflex product mix for hospital improvements

Marshall-Tufflex’s triple product mix of all-curved Odyssey trunking, DDA-compliant blue accessory boxes and free-standing Powerpoles proved to be a powerful team for the £500,000 refurbishment of a Norfolk hospital department. The James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, which provides... View Article

Airtightness – bridging the gap

The upgrade conversion of a 1964 brick and timber dwelling built by Mowlem (Scotland) Ltd involved an attic conversion, ground floor front and side extension, as well as a full height extension to the rear. On the front and side... View Article

Fakro L-shaped windows for Passivhaus modular building

FAKRO has supplied L-shaped roof windows to the Green Unit®, a modular, prefabricated, Passivhaus design. FTP U5 non-vented, triple-glazed windows with a U-value of 0.97W/m2K were used for the upper element with BDR tilt and turn openers in the wall.... View Article

Chatham bus station – a series of VMZINC curves

The new Chatham Waterfront bus station forms part of the £6 billion Medway Regeneration plan. Its highly distinctive VMZINC standing seam canopies and flat lock fascias in pre-weathered QUARTZ-ZINC® were specified by infrastructure specialist D5 Architects. Zinc’s malleability made it... View Article

Lead – a contemporary building material

Richard Diment, Lead Sheet Association (LSA) executive manager, discusses the relevance of rolled lead sheet in modern construction Lead is often perceived as a heritage material. That is understandable, considering that it has been used in construction for centuries, and... View Article

Galvanizing in the public realm

Modern life can have a habit of being fast, furious and disposable. Long-term thinking is often eschewed for the here and now. We all share a responsibility to balance value for money today with decisions that will remain appropriate for... View Article

Dipping has the edge over blasting

If a priceless piece of architecture has not been renovated for over 100 years, how can you clean it thoroughly without losing any of its decorative features? Forget shot blasting and dip it in a tank, says Adrian McMurray, MD... View Article

A window at the seat of learning

As part of the extensive remodelling and improving of schools across the London Borough of Islington, Reynaers aluminium systems have been installed throughout Islington Arts and Media School in a multi-million pound scheme that has turned the school into a... View Article

Housing: Where’s the Plan?

A new book by Kate Barker, being published September 25th. Housing is a fundamental necessity – and yet we have a ‘housing crisis’ in the UK. The housing market has worked well for many people (who have enjoyed the steeply... View Article

James Latham now offering RIBA approved CPDs

James Latham is now offering two CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminars, one on Acrylic Based Solid Surface and one on Performance Door Blanks. The CPDs, which have both been developed in conjunction with the RIBA, offer a unique opportunity for... View Article