In harmony with nature

A music therapy centre in Cumbria saw a young architect engage in a labour of love – designing a finely crafted building which refers to its rural location with copious natural materials. James Parker reports Sunbeams is a music therapy... View Article

Crittall windows feature in latest RIBA awards

A showpiece re-use of a former London retail store in which new Crittall windows and doors are a key feature has won two major architectural awards. The Department Store in Brixton now serves as the magnificent headquarters of architects Squire... View Article

Getting compliance in basement projects

The UK continues to experience a boom in residential and commercial basement construction, with land in limited supply. Nik Ullfors of Visqueen looks at how to waterproof correctly to ensure compliance with the latest regulations Any discussion of living in... View Article

CaberShieldPlus from Norbord enables speedy building

Norbord’s flooring product, CaberShieldPlus, is being used by Sylva Design & Build Solutions at Graven Hill, Bicester where they are creating new affordable homes.  Sylva Design & Build Solutions, who offer low-risk sustainable turnkey home solutions, used CaberShieldPlus on their... View Article

Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its... View Article

Plans submitted for Brighton apartment scheme

Proposals for a new residential-led development, half a mile from Brighton’s famous beach, have been submitted for planning. The Lyon Close scheme, which has been designed on behalf of developer Crest Nicholson, comprises 163 one, two and three bedroomed apartments... View Article