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Reducing moisture risk in retrofits

A 19th century Yorkshire farmhouse has undergone a radical transformation with a deep ‘whole house’ retrofit undertaken by Green Building Store. The project, located in Cumberworth West Yorkshire, has trialled the use of an innovative internal wall insulation, TecTem, from... View Article

New world-class concert hall moves a step closer

The project to create Edinburgh’s first new performance building in 100 years is gathering pace following the appointment of an architect-led design team. The task of designing the 1,000-seat auditorium, which will rival the best in Europe for acoustics and... View Article

Matt Kingslake joins the Theatreplan consultancy team

With an expanding portfolio of performing projects across its three offices in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, Theatreplan is pleased to welcome Matt Kingslake to its growing team of consultants. Matt graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in... View Article

A creative union as architect and retail design firms merge

Two retail specialists have merged to offer an integrated service from creative concept design to practical instore delivery. Prosper, formed from the merger of Studio Tait and 3d Architects, is a new RIBA chartered practice offering clients a comprehensive solution... View Article

Plans approved for 120 new homes in West Oxfordshire

Planning permission has been granted for up to 120 homes by ADAM Architecture in Long Hanborough, West Oxfordshire, following an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate at the end of 2016. CEG and their team of consultants have created a strong... View Article

BoilerMag sales team expands with Specification Sales Manager

Heating system filter specialist Eclipse Magnetics has expanded its BoilerMag sales team with the appointment of Bernard Barrett in the role of Specification Sales Manager covering the Southern Regions. Based in Dorset, Bernard has over 30 year’s commercial experience within... View Article

The Re-Use Atlas – Duncan Baker-Brown, RIBA Publishing

This new book by architect, writer and environmental activist Duncan Baker-Brown could well become an important reference for designers who want to persuade their clients to move away from using, to re-using resources. With the current era now being termed... View Article

Industry urges clarity on domestic policies and Brexit

Following Theresa May’s surprising call for snap general elections on 8 June, key industry figures called for clarity on policies affecting the built environment sector. RIBA President Jane Duncan urged ministers not to overlook big domestic issues such as the... View Article

“Invisible” structural glass launched

Although glass may normally be perceived as essentially ‘invisible’, one manufacturer has explored the potential to remove glare and reflections to produce truly invisible structural glazing. In its campaign, Guardian Glass is highlighting what it describes as the “numerous possibilities... View Article

Historic Swansea art gallery brought into 21st century

The Grade II-listed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea has been modernised with an extension by architects Powell Dobson that uses low-profile structural glazing to help link the buildings. The project involved adding a new gallery, community and education rooms,... View Article

SageGlass wins green prize

SageGlass, manufactured by the SaintGobain group, scooped the Gaia Award for the most innovative green construction product at The Big 5 2016’s Middle East ceremony, celebrating sustainability. The awards honour companies in the construction industry whose products and services demonstrate... View Article

GGF celebrates a “special year”

This year sees the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) celebrate its 40th anniversary. The GGF (interim CEO Brian Baker pictured below) has several special events planned through the year including a Life begins at 40 party in the GGF Members... View Article
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