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The art of facades

Simon Gregory of Proteus Facades looks at how advances in facade materials and finishes are allowing architects to ‘sell the dream’ to clients of integrating art and design in our cityscapes, as demonstrated on a new research unit in London.... View Article

Polyflor brings a fresh look to De Montfort student union

A variety of commercial vinyl floorcoverings from UK manufacturer Polyflor were recently selected for a £3 million refurbishment project at Campus Centre, De Montfort University in Leicester. Designed by CPMG Architects, the newly renovated Campus Centre is the home of... View Article

Imperial Bricks partners Bebbington to offer brick tinting

Imperial Bricks has partnered with Bebbington to sell its masonry colour correction products and offer an on-site brick tinting service. The complementary product will be sold in builders’ merchants nationwide, as well as directly from Imperial Bricks’ Shropshire depot. Bebbington,... View Article

Hueck products selected for £50m Wembley development

Hueck has supplied its aluminium systems for a 699-bedroom student accommodation building overlooking Olympic Way’s approach to Wembley Stadium. Unite Olympic Way is a £50m development offering high-quality en-suite and studio rooms in the regenerated area of Wembley, home to... View Article

Wraptite air barrier membrane exceeds latest fire safety tests

Wraptite, the only self-adhering vapour permeable air barrier certified by the BBA has exceeded the latest fi re safety tests applicable to building products used in construction. Wraptite was extensively tested by an independent testing authority and achieved the highest... View Article

Novus scales new heights with hotel refurb

National maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions has transformed a Luton hotel into a brand new Thistle Express Hotel – the first of a new generation of hotels from glh Hotels. The 10-storey hotel in Luton had... View Article

Saracen completes work on Mayfair heritage site

A leading workplace consultant Saracen Interiors has completed a 6000 sq ft fast-track, repair and refurbishment project for global educational charity, the English Speaking Union (ESU) at its  prestigious headquarters, just off Berkeley Square in Mayfair. Work was undertaken on... View Article

Sporting 2 – simple, efficient and versatile

DELABIE’s redesigned Sporting 2 shower panel is ideal for schools and leisure centres. Its simple and stylish design withstands intensive use, yet it is easy to install and maintain. Combining simplicity and efficiency, the Sporting shower panel also has impeccable... View Article

Dry fixing – Klober posts a warning for the RCI show

With housing associations in particular investing in the long-term thermal efficiency of properties, Klober dry fixing products offer effectively maintenance-free ridges, hips and verges. Universally compatible with any tile or slate manufacturer’s products and extensively tested and improved over many... View Article

Rolling out the benefits

Darren Tutt of the Lead Sheet Association looks at the dos and don’ts of working with rolled lead sheet that will enable architects to get the best out of it. Rolled lead sheet is a beautiful material to work with,... View Article

Class 0&1 is not good enough

For years we have spoken of Class 0&1 BS476 Parts 6&7. Now is the time we asked for 30 & 60 minutes fire protection. Once fire get to a product it is only one minute & it will burn even... View Article

VEKA teams up with Burnley FC

The ‘clarets’ have made a new signing with Burnley-based VEKA Group as part of the Friends of Burnley FC in the Community programme. Burnley FC in the Community is a stand-alone charity that works in Burnley and nearby communities on... View Article

Full house for Metal Technology at Premier Inn Maidenhead

Design and Build contractor McAleer & Rushe and architect White Ink specified a comprehensive suite of Metal Technology architectural aluminium products at the new, 124-bedroom Premier Inn and adjacent Pearce Building Class A commercial office space in Maidenhead. The development,... View Article

Brimstone thermally modified British timber

The award-winning Brimstone from Vastern Timber is the first thermally modified British timber sourced exclusively from native woodlands. Ideal for cladding, decking, external joinery and furniture, the Brimstone range includes thermally modified ash, poplar and sycamore. The thermal modification process... View Article

The importance of movement joints

Fluctuations in temperature and moisture cause movement in the subfloor and result in cracks transferring to tile and stone coverings — or worse, cause a loss of bond between the covering and the substrate which can result in overall damage... View Article
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