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Steven Lees joins GEZE UK’s Specification Sales team

Supporting customers by giving technical advice and specification guidance will be the focus for a new addition to GEZE UK’s sales team. Steven Lees, brings with him 18-years’ experience, including working with customers at home and abroad. He has joined... View Article

Laidlaw ready for business as new independent chapter begins

Laidlaw – one of the country’s leading names in architectural ironmongery, balustrades and security systems – is celebrating success, just six months after it was relaunched as an independent business. Chairman Steve Lee said since taking over the business in January, it... View Article

BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research

BRE Trust has published its annual review of some of the latest built environment research. Available online, the report outlines research projects and activities across areas ranging from infrastructure sustainability and resilience to occupant wellbeing and energy. Projects The BRE... View Article

FACADE2016 – Call for entries

The Society of Facade Engineering launches the latest in its increasingly respected architectural facades competition. The highly respected Society of Facade Engineering (SFE) has called for entries to FACADE2016. It is the third in the series of the international competition... View Article

School extension boosts Leeds with 200 new places

Hundreds of primary school places will be provided after the timely expansion of a Leeds school. Asquith Primary School’s new building will secure 200 additional places as part of a city-wide schools expansion programme. The new two-storey building, developed by... View Article

Polyflor reports impressive sustainability performance

UK vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor has recently published a Sustainability Report which outlines the environmental milestones achieved and improvements made by the company in the past year. The 80 page annual report covers Polyflor’s environmental credentials, explains how vinyl is... View Article

UK construction contracts at fastest pace since 2009

“Clear loss of momentum” marked in first post-referendum PMI All three sub-categories record lower output The first construction PMI compiled entirely after the EU referendum result has signalled a further downturn in UK construction output. It is led by the steepest... View Article

Timber structure tests new boundaries in construction

An experimental hardwood installation which can enhance the use of timber in construction will be exhibited during the London Design Festival. “The Smile”, a 34-metre curved cross-laminated tulipwood tube, showcases the structural and spatial potential of cross–laminated hardwood using American tulipwood. The structure is the result... View Article

Landscape architects mark 40th anniversary

More than 100 invited guests gathered at Birmingham’s Edgbaston cricket ground on Thursday 14 July to celebrate 40 years of landscape architects practice, Fira. Clients, colleagues and partners both past and present were treated to an evening of reflection as... View Article

Twenty projects shortlisted for Wood Awards 2016

Twenty of Britain’s best architectural designs in wood have been featured on this year’s Wood Awards shortlist. The shortlisted schemes are divided into five sections – Commercial, Education & Public, Private, Interiors and Small projects. Some of the projects are St Clare’s... View Article

Better together – making ventilation a breeze

Two of the leading names in door and window architecture – GEZE UK and Kawneer – have joined forces to launch a superior ventilating window. Kawneer’s high thermal performance AA®720 parallel opening window combines with GEZE’s award-winning Slimchain window drive to produce... View Article
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