Kingspan introduces guides for Welsh Building Regulations

As part of its on-going commitment to provide customers with the highest level of technical support, Kingspan Insulation has produced guides for the new Approved Documents to Part L of the Building Regulations in Wales. The publications make it easy... View Article

RIBA Certified CPD: Platform Lifts – who needs them?

This is one of the most fun and immersive CPDs you will find as Gartec bring a virtual reality lift experience to your offices. Gartec’s RIBA Certified CPD provides expert knowledge of lifting platforms. Gartec are now taking reservations for... View Article

Freefoam fascia used for dormer feature

Prestigious house builder Shanly Homes has used Freefoam fascia on a new development at Helios Court, Maidenhead. The exclusive apartment block features a double fascia dormer detail using Freefoam roofline products to create an attractive stepped effect beneath the flat... View Article

Gilberts helps deliver ‘first of its kind’ schooling

Pupils and staff at a new £44 million unique school campus will work in a comfortable environment thanks to the innovative ventilation strategy delivered by Gilberts of Blackpool. Inverclyde Council’s 18,000+m² Port Glasgow Community Campus is the first of its... View Article

Open door to learning

As part of its ongoing refurbishment programme, Edinburgh College is fitting HOPPE’s Quick-Fit Plus door handles to its internal doors as the quick, easy and smart alternative to traditionally fitted handles. Architectural Ironmongers West Lothian Hardware introduced the college’s maintenance... View Article

Smart new door closer is clever innovation

A new wire-free, digital fire door closer that uses unique, smart technology to ‘learn’ the sound of a specific fire alarm has been launched by fire technology specialists Geofire. Easily retrofitted to any door, this intelligent wire-free closer learns the... View Article

Lighting up the King’s Road with KNX

The Sloane Stanley Estate, one of the most prestigious landowning estates in Chelsea, owns and manages hundreds of commercial and residential properties. The Estate is proactive in its approach and always puts the needs of its tenants and residents first.... View Article

Metal in architecture showcase

  Foster + Partners has revealed designs for the sustainable new headquarters of RMK in Yekaterinburg, one of the world’s leading producers of copper – the project rethinks the conventional cellular office to set new standards in quality, comfort and... View Article

Redefining copper

Sometimes we need to look back to understand the dynamics of developments in architectural materials – particularly metals – and where they might lead in the future. Copper cladding is one example with a growing and diverse presence in contemporary... View Article

Aluminium sustainability within the building industry

Justin Ratcliffe, chief executive at the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB), reviews issues surrounding aluminium recycling and sustainability and highlights a number of projects undertaken by CAB and other leading International organisations who CAB partner with, including the International... View Article

Stainless steel in architecture – versatility and utility

Alan Harrison, technical advisor for the British Stainless Steel Association, explains why the use of stainless steel is so varied in architectural applications Since its invention in 1913, stainless steel has been used in a wide variety of architectural applications,... View Article

Mapei provides surface build-up at state-of-the-art Leisure Centre

A high performance ‘single build-up’ Mapei surface system has been installed at West Bromwich’s new state-of-the-art Leisure Centre. Designed and built by Places for People Leisure, in partnership with Pellikaan Construction Ltd and Roberts Limbrick Architects, the new centre for... View Article

A gem of an installation

Warrior doors were commissioned to design, manufacture and install a new high security doorset by Tulja jewellers to replace their existing entrance. The client specifically wanted an interlocking system featuring 2 sliding doors which would be both convenient to use... View Article