Rhodes & Partners report a record year

A leading structural and civil engineering consultancy has reported that 2018 was a record year for the company, in which it surpassed all previous records for the volume of work which it had handled. Managing director Nick Ribbeck says, “Last... View Article

Let sleeping dogs lie with Norbord’s super-quiet flooring

Norbord’s CaberFloor P5 – the UK’s most specified chipboard flooring product, has been upgraded to produce a high performance floor with reduced impact and airborne noise transmission. Called CaberAcoustic, the new product comprises 18mm or 22mm CaberFloor P5 chipboard with a 10mm... View Article

Advanced selected to protect premier shopping destination in Mumbai

Industry-leading fire panels from global systems leader, Advanced, have been installed in one of India’s premier shopping destinations in Mumbai. Inorbit has emerged as one of Mumbai’s popular shopping destinations with its diverse and exceptional offerings in food, fashion and entertainment.... View Article

Vent-Axia welcomes Government Clean Air Strategy

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has welcomed the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, launched on 14th January 2019, which highlights the importance of clean air in the home. The strategy sets out how the Government aims to tackle all sources of air... View Article

Evaporating energy costs in the washroom

Imagine a brand new, ‘green’ building. It’s been designed with sustainability in mind every step of the way, from the cladding materials on the wall panels to its energy-efficient lighting system. However, the washroom also provides opportunities to support the... View Article

Inspirational acoustics for motivational office design

A leading global manufacturer of innovative audio technology has opened a new UK HQ in Edinburgh. The company is recognised for its award-winning corporate culture and its new office interior reflects this ethos with facilities designed to generate a collaborative... View Article

Polyflor Sport 67 scores at new Brinnington Sports Centre

Polyflor’s Sport 67 in Maple was the flooring of choice for GT3 Architects when completing the new £7m Brinnington Park Leisure Complex in Stockport. Developed through investment from Stockport Council the new centre, operated by Life Leisure is replacing the... View Article

Six stars with Nordic Brass

Gently curving, perforated Nordic Brass solar screens help to define the character of a key community building in Melbourne, Australia. They also enhance its sustainability, recognised by the highest, six-star ‘Greenstar’ rating. Designed by architects GroupGSA, the North Fitzroy Library... View Article

Nordic Blue Roofline

Ian Ritchie Architects’ ingenious project for the Royal Academy of Music in a particularly challenging historic London location is defined by its roofline of Nordic Blue copper, a material that the architects have been exploring for over a decade. Hidden... View Article

Colour your space

Boss Design has launched a striking colour palette of painted frame options for its extensive range of commercial furniture. Offering endless design permutations, a choice of eight colours may be applied to the underframes, tables, legs, and arms of most... View Article

Osmo excels at Oxford

When Brasenose College extended its student library into the old cloisters and required a hardwearing wood finish for the tops of the new desks, they turned to Osmo UK to provide a product that would protect and preserve the wooden... View Article

Kingspan TEK adds excitement to school dinners

Pupils at Filton Avenue Primary School are enjoying the benefits of offsite construction in their warm, vibrant new dining hall, erected in a matter of weeks using the Kingspan TEK Building System. Recent increases in the school’s intake meant that... View Article

Spiral staircase specification

Mike Edwards of Complete Stair Systems discusses the key factors in getting spiral staircase specification right for a property, from size to style Spiral staircases is a centuries old invention, but not only can they offer practicality and style in... View Article