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Basement waterproofing: why belt and braces is often best

Should basement waterproofing design use a barrier method or a cavity drainage system or both? A series of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – helps answer that... View Article

NFRC launch blue roof guidance

Technical guidance for the construction and design of blue roofs has been released by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. The information was put together by the NFRC Joint Flat Roofing Technical Committee whose members included membrane and system manufacturers,... View Article

Himlarand Hotel & Spa bridges the land and the sea

Tengbom has been commissioned to develop a parallel proposal for a scenic upgrade of the water-front area of Helsingborg, Sweden. With this project, the private investor Backahill is planning for a new hotel and spa facility. However, Tengbom’s proposal also... View Article

Copper celebrates the Bronze Age

Set in the deserts of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, a new multi-award winning visitor centre features Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis as part of a restrained palette of enduring materials. The Mleiha Archaeological Centre is at the heart of an... View Article

Offsite solutions: driving bathroom installation efficiency

Richard Tonkinson of Offsite Solutions offers some practical advice for specifying factory-built bathrooms. Bathroom pods have driven innovation in traditional construction methods and are now widely used for student accommodation, hospitals, hotels and housing – from luxury apartments to social housing.... View Article

One step closer to the sweet sound of silence

Schlüter-Systems is delighted to report the pleasing results of impact sound reduction tests on its latest innovative uncoupling membrane for crack-free tile and stone. Schlüter® -DITRA- HEAT-TB has been renamed as Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-DUO, in recognition of the fact that the matting... View Article

Relcross door closers keep brewery warm

When Hillside Brewery in Gloucestershire realised that the doors to their upstairs patio weren’t closing properly, with consequent loss of heat and escape of noise into the local area, something had to be done. The doors are exposed to the... View Article
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