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

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