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

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