New anti-slip system for pitched green roofs

Optigreen have developed a new and cost effective anti-slip system for pitched green roofs. The Optigreen Type P system uses their new FKD 58 SD board and is suitable for sloped roofs between 15 and 35 degrees pitch. The specially... View Article

Sentinel launch fail-safe water treatment system

To help installers and specifiers get the water treatment process right every time, Sentinel has launched a simple yet comprehensive best practice solution. The ‘Sentinel System’ promotes a straightforward, three-step water treatment process of ‘clean, protect, maintain’ designed to ensure... View Article

Seal of approval

Some problems are inconvenient, while others can be deadly. Delta Membrane Systems’ MS20, MS500 and Gas Barrier System overcome – as you might expect – the inconvenience of damp, but they also counter the potentially deadly effects of gas. Independent... View Article

New website aids specification of renewable heat products

Thermal Integration, whose products are marketed and distributed by Specflue, has unveiled a new website. brings together and shares Thermal Integration’s 20 years’ experience in the continual development and improvement of its product range. The website offers a number of... View Article

Monodraught Cool-phase is now available as a cloud based BIM object

Cool-phase, the award winning natural cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system from Monodraught is now available to architects, consultants, specifiers and building contractors through,  a major worldwide source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content. The Cool-phase BIM objects... View Article

Maximising daylight in design

It is clear that there is an opportunity for architects and specifiers to make much better use of daylight in buildings throughout the design process. Indeed daylight should play as central a role in the design as technical installations. However,... View Article

Specifying canopies, shelters and walkways

Vicky Evans, sales director of Twinfix Limited demonstrates that there are many things to consider when specifying a glazed canopy or walkway. Where is it going to be used? What is its purpose? Do you have a particular design in... View Article

Working with water

Glyn Hyett, managing director of 3P Technik UK Ltd and director and founding member of the UK Rainwater Harvesting Association, addresses the issues surrounding the implementation of rainwater harvesting and sustainable drainage systems Water design stakeholders There are a number... View Article

How to specify a partitioning system

As an integral part of many office fit-outs, partitions offer a host of structural and aesthetic benefits and can make a major contribution to the overall appearance and quality of a finished space. However, specifying the right partitioning system can... View Article

Voting now open for Architects Choice at Brick Awards

Architectural students and practicing registered architects from around the world are being asked to vote for the shortlisted project which they believe demonstrates the best architectural use of brick. The Architect’s Choice Award will be granted to the project which... View Article

Comar specified for Tanners Wharf apartments

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator PAGE Group Peterborough Ltd completed a prestigious new build waterside residential development, Q Apartments, at Tanners Wharf, Bishop Stortford. Sales of the units which include 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and luxury... View Article

Changing places in the UK’s largest forest

Britain’s largest forest park is now achieving optimum accessibility through its new flagship visitor centre. Forestry Commission Scotland has just opened the new, eco-friendly centre at Kirroughtree, the gateway to the Galloway Forest Park. It is the first venue in... View Article

GEZE Pod is the perfect solution for Places For People

A gloomy unappealing entrance at The Pavilions in Preston has been transformed with the installation of a light, spacious and draught proof curved lobby from GEZE UK, the UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems. GEZE’s Slimdrive SC... View Article