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Thermally modified timber: standing the test of time

Architects wishing to create a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance for the exterior of buildings continue to turn to timber for a solution that is both practical and sustainable. Timber has a life expectancy of decades, and there are undeniable environmental... View Article

View Point – Dr Andy Lewry of BRE Global

Dr Andy Lewry of BRE Global outlines his strategy for betterintegrated design and build processes that use modelling to address the ‘Performance Gap’. As we drive the performance of our building stock, it is becoming clear that one of the... View Article

A specifier’s guide to innovative rooflight design

We are in an era where architecture increasingly encompasses the importance of natural light on our health and wellbeing. Vision AGI are pleased to offer a RIBA approved, 45 minute interactive presentation, where we discuss the environmental and health benefits... View Article

Oak veneer creates classic look for Clarges

Leading commercial washroom manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has created new washrooms which blend classic and contemporary style for a sophisticated office development in the heart of Mayfair. The striking new retail and office development at 7 Clarges Street has been led... View Article

Sto helps to keep things quiet for London library project

Libraries are noted for their quiet acoustics, and nowhere is this more true than a prominent London library which has just been refurbished with products supplied by Sto Ltd.  Sto’s StoSilent Distance A2 110 system has been installed throughout the Marcus Garvey Centre... View Article

Natural slate brings heritage feel to new garden village

When Crest Nicholson began planning its Chertsey regeneration site, it looked to create a neighbourhood with its own unique character, which harmonises perfectly with its surroundings. This led to CUPA PIZARRAS being specified to provide its high quality H18 tiles... View Article

Editor’s Comment – October

Why can’t we build the public housing we need in the UK? While the higher-end homes sector continues to boom (despite a slight downturn in London), the solutions for achieving our dreams of tackling the crisis at the other end,... View Article

Pellings re-appointed to four Fusion21 framework lots

Pellings, the integrated design, property and construction consultancy has been appointed to Fusion21’s national consultants’ framework, worth up to £90 million over a four-year period. The framework is split into 10 lots and covers a range of construction related consultancy services. Pellings... View Article

Collaboration key to Bracknell Town Centre delivery

Due to the scale and complexity of the redevelopment of Bracknell Town Centre, coupled with a short timeframe in which to deliver, it was crucial to appoint an experienced specialist contractor with an established supply chain. Prater began work on... View Article

Insulation guide launched by Superglass

One of the UK’s leading glass wool insulation manufacturers, Superglass has launched an in-depth guide on maximising insulation in residential and commercial properties. Designed for use by engineers, builders, architects and surveyors, the guide outlines best practice and suitable product... View Article

Grow your customer base by 30%

If your shop or venue is inaccessible to anyone who needs care support, you’re excluding twice as many potential customers as you think… So warns Samantha Buck, mother and one of the leading campaigners for assisted accessible toilets. She said:... View Article

Awards celebrate excellence in structural timber

The Structural Timber Awards will be held at the NEC Birmingham on 10 October alongside Timber Expo, celebrating “innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology,” said the organisers. The Awards will showcase innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments from across... View Article

Sky Hut from WG+P Architects gazes at the stars

WG+P Architects (Waind Gohil + Potter) in collaboration with Webb Yates Structural Engineers, have won a design competition with their new glamping cabin, the Sky Hut, inspired by traditional Welsh myths and stargazing. The firm’s winning entry is timber clad... View Article

New life to intimate care

The new and improved Vita range of wash & dry toilets give people a stylish solution to retaining independence and dignity in the bathroom. Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s leader in helpful toileting at home and away, has applied to the new... View Article

TRADA at Timber Expo 2017

The winning designs in Trada’s 2017 student design competition ‘CO2nnect’ will be able to be viewed on TRADA’s stand – T260 – at Timber Expo (10-12 October, NEC). First prize went to a team from the University of Edinburgh, scooping... View Article
Neave Brown by Garath Gardner

Neave Brown wins Royal Gold Medal for architecture

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce Neave Brown will receive the 2018 Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally... View Article
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