Efficient evacuations – never leave a person behind

We’re all familiar with the fire safety drill, from regular practice runs at school all the way through to adult working life. An alarm is sounded, signalling the urgent evacuation of every person in the building – in an orderly fashion... View Article

New low threshold sliding door from Idealcombi

Idealcombi is now launching a new low threshold sliding door to complete the range of composite casement windows and doors. Allowing self and custom builders to have matching external profiles throughout their build. We have officially introduced the new Frame IC/Nation IC low... View Article

Travelling light

In creating a new Crossrail station at Paddington, Weston Williamson + Partners managed to achieve a high degree of openness, bringing natural light to platforms. As architect Rob Naybour explains to Sébastien Reed, this was not the only reason that... View Article

Glimpse the future at the UK’s premier construction event

The UK’s premier event dedicated to the built environment returns to Birmingham’s NEC between 9-11 October, with a vibrant display of products, knowledge, speakers and experts for anyone involved in design and specification to take advantage of Fire safety performance,... View Article

London Build returns

London’s leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to Olympia on 23 – 24 October Since its launch four years ago, London Build has established itself as the largest construction show for London, covering all sectors within the... View Article

Borders in Bucharest to provide fresh appeal

When Viavi Romania designed their new Bucharest Headquarters they wanted a fresh and modern approach to their space planning design. Turning large expanses into demarcated colour areas was essential, without the need to physically block the space using walls or... View Article

Rolled Lead Sheet Manual 2018 edition now available

The Lead Sheet Training Academy is pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the Rolled Lead Sheet Manual is now in stock. This valuable resource for the construction industry has been updated and rebranded to reflect the fact it... View Article

Cembrit plank brings life to a painted bungalow

Water leaks are a distant memory for the owners of a bungalow in the Isle of Wight after Cembrit Plank was installed on the property to provide a new watertight cladding system. Ryde-based roofing contractor, L J Teal Roofing Service... View Article

Where Aesthetics and Fire Safety meet

Because the facade cladding boards are produced from the volcanic rock basalt, they can withstand particularly high temperatures. The Rockpanel boards meet European fire class A2-s1,d0 when fixed on a metal sub-frame with rivets. The unique and extensive product range... View Article

OAG innovation leads the way in architectural glazing

Drawing on two decades of commercial expertise, and synonymous with quality and innovation throughout the sector, London-based OAG is fast-becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after structural glazing specialists. Look at the firm’s ever-growing client list, and you’ll find a... View Article

12 New Finishes Announced for Popular Wall Profile

Schlüter-Systems Ltd is pleased to announce the release of 12 new finishes for one of the manufacturer’s longest established profiles for tile and stone. The new additions further increase the range of metallic finishes available for the 6, 8, 10... View Article

Impressive entrance for council offices

As part of a major refurbishment project, TORMAX was contracted to install a prestigious automatic revolving door with automatic swing door to a local authority’s Civic Offices in Surrey. The new entrance system provides clear and easy access for all staff... View Article

Head to the bathroom when planning for the future

Planning for the future involves more than ensuring finances are organised. What about a client’s home? Is that “future-proofed”? As we get older, one of the main ‘activities’ people struggle with is using the bathroom, particularly the toilet. Something that can... View Article

Altro takes a fresh look with Bauhaus-inspired solutions

Commercial interior surfaces specialist Altro has introduced stunning new high-design ranges to its floors, doors and walls package. Delivering premium aesthetics with outstanding durability, all backed by Altro’s sector-leading support and expertise, Altro Ensemble™ modular flooring system and Altro Whiterock™... View Article