Stunning tiling at 16th Century “Robin Hood” gatehouse

BAL have worked in partnership with CJ Ceramics (est. 1985) and English Heritage for the stunning renovation of a Grade-1 listed 16th Century gatehouse on the site of “Robin Hood’s” Grave. Located on the historic Kirklees Estate in Calderdale, West Yorkshire,... View Article

Carl F Groupco confirms growth of high spec hardware

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd. The established fittings supplier confirms demand for both high specification products and mainstay lines. Affirming growth... View Article

Comprehensive Schöck software and BIM support

The range of online and downloadable software free from Schöck is among the most comprehensive in this market sector. It offers wide-ranging support to the design process for product selection, thermal analysis, structural analysis and BIM services. One of the... View Article

British Ceramic Tile launches new RIBA approved CPD

The UKs largest manufacturer of ceramic and glass tiles, British Ceramic Tile, has launched a new RIBA accredited CPD course within its specification channel. The new CPD programme “Considerations in the specifying of porcelain and ceramic tiles” will provide a... View Article

Gaia’s underfloor heating can benefit everyone

When specifying heating in domestic properties, underfloor heating (UFH) is increasingly seen as the system that offers the levels of energy efficiency and comfort required. In design terms, UFH provides the added benefit that, unlike radiators, it does not have... View Article

Materially Show Stopping

Sensitivity in designing offices in materials akin to their localities clinched Piercy & Company the BD Office Architect of the Year Award 2018, sponsored by GEZE UK. The London practice pipped seven other contenders to the hotly contested title with... View Article

Kingspan Tek is light on its feet at safari park

The Kingspan TEK Building System has been erected at West Midland Safari Park to provide research and educational space, with minimal impact on the site, due to the lightweight system. The 250-acre landscaped park in Bewdley, Worcestershire has continued to... View Article

Windows that make an impact

RENOLIT presents new authentic woodgrain emboss Nuremberg/Worms – Cool and cosy. At first glance these current design trends seem contrary to each other. But behind the words the two senses, touch and sight, are currents which move slowly and steadily... View Article

Ultra Quiet Ecodan takes heat pumps to the next level

Mitsubishi Electric has launched some of the quietest air source heat pumps ever available in the UK to offer complete flexibility on where units can be installed while meeting Permitted Development. The Ultra Quiet Ecodan air source heat pumps are... View Article

Delivering the vision

Bespoke brick making is undergoing a revival, as Michael Brown of Northcot Brick explains The architecture of many of our towns and cities still reveals diverse regional characteristics dating back to the days when clay was quarried locally and towns... View Article

Etched Glass Access from TORMAX

Providing access into the newly refurbished reception area of a listed building on the University of Edinburgh campus, TORMAX has installed a single and double set of automatic sliding doors, creating an impressive glass entrance system that is fully compliant... View Article

Smart Solutions For A Grand Redevelopment

As part of a hotel conversion project in Eastbourne, East Sussex Glow Home Plumbing & Heating has installed a mixture of Alpha InTec C combination boilers and FlowSmart systems. The new development, previously known as the Lathom Hotel, is located... View Article

Hygienically helping build for last time buyers

A new source for bathroom fixtures is enabling developers to address the growing last time buyer market cost-effectively, and add a ‘USP’… Closomat- Britain’s leading manufacturer of bathroom assistive technology for elderly and disabled people- has developed a package that... View Article

Handrail compliance: Overcoming physical barriers

Disabled people continue to be affected by the lack of access into public and commercial buildings. Christian King of Kee Systems discusses the regulations around disabled access and explores how an upgrade in handrailing systems can ensure buildings are compliant... View Article

Fire door foam fills gap in the market

Installers or specifiers seeking a fire rated foam for sealing linear joints, that meets the practical challenges as well as all current European regulatory requirements can rely on the performance of Nullifire FF197 Gun Grade Fire Rated PU Foam, one... View Article