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How architectural lighting can enhance buildings

Why incorporating architectural lighting in your building planning and design is crucial. Contemporary architecture and planning relies so heavily on the use of lighting for so many varied functions that it has become a design feature and architectural element in... View Article

Five of the UK’s best eco-buildings

Ecobuild, hailed as the world’s biggest event in the calendar for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, took place last month. At the event, developers and policy-makers debated the challenges of building more homes whilst remaining considerate towards the... View Article

PRP strengthens its board with new promotions

UK architecture firm PRP has announced a raft of senior promotions at board level to underpin the next era of leadership for the practice. Manisha Patel has been promoted to senior partner, joining Neil Griffiths, Brendan Kilpatrick, and Anne-Marie Nicholson... View Article

Door closer enhances high-rise fire safety

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are gaining increasing popularity in both public and private housing sectors for use on fire doors in high-rise flats and apartments. The door closers carry the CE mark and have been... View Article

Sky’s the limit for Aspex doorsets

Aspex, one of the UK’s leading architectural ironmongery and doorset companies, has recently secured a contract to supply its doorsets to The Atlas, a dynamic living development across London’s prominent skyline. Aspex will be supplying more than 250 of its... View Article

Two new RIBA assessed CPD seminars from Comar

In two RIBA assessed seminars, Comar outlines: Stand & Deliver: a Study of curtain Walling – the design of curtain walling, it’s properties and how it is used by specifiers. This seminar aims to offer an understanding of the points of Hll in the NBS specification system, and... View Article

Award-winning is a true reflection of Neaco quality

If association with award-winning projects is a true reflection of Neaco’s product quality, then our ever-growing list of examples provides an impressive testimony. The latest case is an exceptional development of luxury homes in Chesterton, near Cambridge, by HC Moss... View Article

Fixing dry-fixed

Contractors are sometimes called back to sort problems with dry-fix systems, even though they have been correctly installed. The new BS 8612 Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge product specification should prevent this from happening, says Graham Copson, Technical Manager of... View Article

Denso Selected for RHS Garden Wisley

As part of refurbishment works at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley in Surrey, Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd has supplied Densoseal 16A™ for the prevention of water ingress via cable entry ducts in the switch room and power... View Article

60 architectural firms appointed to Khan’s new framework

The 60 architectural practices have been confirmed for London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £3m Architecture and Urbanism framework. A total of 14 ‘lots’ have been announced covering the gamut of London design projects from masterplanning and public realm, to housing, commercial, over-station development,... View Article

Gilberts exposes design potential

There is a patented solution to delivering the fine detail in the trend towards exposed ceilings in commercial environments- Gilberts’ swirl diffusers. The company’s range of GSF fixed and GSJ adjustable diffusers have been purpose-designed to bring a modern yet... View Article

Mighton adds Kremlin spray range

Mighton has added a further bonus to users of its Mighton Ankerstuy specialist paints with the addition of the acclaimed Kremlin spray equipment range, including full installation, technical support and demo facility. The news comes closely after the company launched... View Article
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