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Bloomberg HQ wins 2018 Stirling Prize

Bloomberg’s European headquarters, designed by Foster + Partners, has won the 2018 Stirling Prize, meaning it’s “the UK’s best new building” according to RIBA judges. The judges were unanimous in their decision to award the media giant’s HQ in the... View Article

Natural slate, natural beauty

Allan Liddell of Cupa Pizarras explores the inherent beauty, as well as the environmental credentials, of natural slate Slate is formed through the regional metamorphosis of mudstone or shale under low-grade conditions. This happens when shale or mudstone is exposed to... View Article

Fire Doors protected by Yeoman Shield

After carrying out a fire door survey, Warwick Hospital undertook measures to protect and refurbish the fire doors throughout their sterilisation unit with Yeoman Shield door protection products. Catering for the sterilisation requirements for all wards and departments within South... View Article

School Dinners will never be the same!

Lunchtimes at Butterknowle Primary School have been revolutionised thanks to the innovative installation team from Sound Reduction Systems. The headteacher Tessa Fenoughty and staff brought to the attention of SRS that lunchtimes in their school had become problematic and even... View Article

Salice are set for SICAM success

SALICE are looking forward to showcasing their extensive product range at SICAM 2018, the International Exhibition of Components, Semi-finished Products and Accessories for the Furniture Industry, held in Pordenone, Italy between 16th-19th October 2018. With many new products launched within... View Article

New Bradite coating “will take market by storm”

British manufacturer of high quality protective coatings Bradite is set to take the specialist paint market by storm with the launch of a new multi-purpose product that is suitable for use on all surfaces. Bradite ‘One Can’, the first all-purpose... View Article

Designing out condensation

Iain Fairnington of A. Proctor Group highlights some of the factors affecting pitched roof design, and how architects can design out condensation problems from the start BS5250 is the code of practice for condensation control, and includes the following reference... View Article

More homes, more efficient homes

The Concrete Block Association (CBA), the independent UK body for aggregate concrete block manufacturers, has launched its part of the Modern Masonry ‘Better Built in Blockwork’ campaign to educate the construction industry on benefits of concrete block construction. The CBA... View Article

BioClad: Antimicrobial wall cladding

Working with Five Guys to implement fully hygienic spaces in critical areas of each restaurant venue using BioClad’s antimicrobial wall cladding has been a real pleasure. Our antimicrobial wall cladding with BioCote® technology offers unparalleled protection against the threat of... View Article

Joseph Ash Galvanizing: duplex coatings experts

Joseph Ash Galvanizing is a UK leader of steel finishing services including galvanizing, spin galvanizing, shot blasting, powder coating and duplex coatings services. When it comes to corrosion protection, the company provides the highest standards of quality available and serves... View Article

U can have secure cycle parking at UCLan

Case Study: University of Central Lancashire had a major problem with bike theft and security, especially for regular cycle commuters who wanted to use better bikes.  Storage inside the buildings was not really an option, so they were looking for... View Article
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