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Hygienically helping build for last time buyers

A new source for bathroom fixtures is enabling developers to address the growing last time buyer market cost-effectively, and add a ‘USP’… Closomat- Britain’s leading manufacturer of bathroom assistive technology for elderly and disabled people- has developed a package that... View Article

Construction activity faltered in weather-affected Q1

Weather disruption and the demise of Carillion resulted in a mixed performance for the UK construction supply chain in the first quarter of 2018 according to the Construction Products Association’s Construction Trade Survey for 2018 Q1. The latest research found... View Article

UK Roofing Awards 2018 – winners revealed

The winners of the UK Roofing Awards 2018, hosted by the NFRC, were announced at a ceremony hosted by BBC’s Dan Walker at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on Friday 11th May 2018. Now in its eleventh year, the... View Article

aLL Design pays tribute to Will Alsop, 1947-2018

Renowned architect Will Alsop has passed away after a short illness, his practice aLL Design has confirmed. Marcos Rosello, his co-founder at aLL Design, wrote in a message to staff: “On behalf of the studio we send our condolences to... View Article

Quote of the Week – 14th May 2018

“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” – Zaha... View Article

Handrail compliance: Overcoming physical barriers

Disabled people continue to be affected by the lack of access into public and commercial buildings. Christian King of Kee Systems discusses the regulations around disabled access and explores how an upgrade in handrailing systems can ensure buildings are compliant... View Article

More bang for your buck

Providing the authentic Asian streetfood dining experience, a new food hall in north London was also an intriguing dish for the architects to try, as Roseanne Field reports Opening a new restaurant in London is never an easy task, particularly... View Article

An introduction to specifying self-cleaning glass

Phil Brown of Pilkington UK offers a guide to the benefits of self-cleaning glass, and the science behind the product: Glass is the one of the ‘go-to’ materials used to create modern commercial and residential developments. Its ubiquity is a... View Article

Fire door foam fills gap in the market

Installers or specifiers seeking a fire rated foam for sealing linear joints, that meets the practical challenges as well as all current European regulatory requirements can rely on the performance of Nullifire FF197 Gun Grade Fire Rated PU Foam, one... View Article

Optigreen launches new RIBA approved Green Roof CPD

Optigreen, the specialist green roof systems supplier, has launched a new RIBA approved CPD seminar, Green Roofs in Practice The seminar is designed to provide practical insight in to green and blue roof technology and covers important topics such as... View Article

Garador looks at roller door hood covers

No one can deny that a sleek roller garage door on the front of the house adds real style as well as value. But there is a lot more to lovely roller garage doors than their looks. Garador, Britain’s leading... View Article

Dementia friendly flooring transition

The specification of dementia friendly flooring transition profiles has become an integral part of interior design considerations in care homes, and places where people living with dementia may reside. Part of the research undertaken by the Dementia Services Development Centre... View Article

Norman Foster visits Amaravati

Lord Foster met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his team on his visit to Andhra Pradesh to oversee the next stage of design development of the governmental complex of the new state capital, Amaravati. Foster + Partners is designing... View Article
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