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The future of water management

Ian Geeson of Charcon considers how integrating Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SuDS) into every future urban design project would make a step change in ensuring effective water management In winter 2015/16, we saw widespread flooding, with 16,000 homes in north... View Article

Where old meets new at Thames Lido

Residing alongside the River Thames in Reading is the site of the King’s Meadow swimming pool. It originally opened in 1902 as the Ladies Swimming Baths and is the oldest outdoor public pool from the early Edwardian era in existence.... View Article

Imperial answers demand with new Waterstruck bricks

Imperial Bricks has introduced new Restoration Red and Restoration Oxford Yellow Multi Waterstruck bricks in response to increasing demand for regionally appropriate variations. These traditional handmade bricks are made using a relatively soft clay, with water used as the releasing agent... View Article

NexSys shower surface from Kaldewei

NexSys shower surface is an innovative new 4-in-1 complete installation ready system, consisting of a waste channel, sloping support, sealing and an enamelled shower surface enabling ultra simple and fast installation. The elegant design of the narrow waste channel, with brushed... View Article

Plaswood’s stairway to sustainability

The Menai Bridge spans the sea between Anglesey and mainland Wales – a monument to strength and endurance. It can be reached several ways from the Anglesey side, but until recently one of them was in sharp contrast to the... View Article

Wonderful Washrooms at Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands is the capital’s newest and largest urban wetland nature reserve and increases public access to nature in an area of London deficient in open space. As part of the scheme Architects Witherford Watson Mann designed a visitor centre... View Article

Living with quiet

One of the most unusual locations for Troldtekt acoustic ceiling tiles has to be found inside a fascinating new house in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. This remarkable and exciting project by Millimeter Interior Design has transformed an impractical and cramped... View Article

Inspiration from above

Tony Isaac of Brett Martin Daylight Systems delves into the key recent trends in rooflights, from ‘designability’ to ensuring safety for users: The desire for the latest products is not uncommon in the world of rooflights, and the urge for... View Article

Stay on top of new Regs

Hugh Harkin of Kytun Dry Roofing Products discusses the new British Standard for roofing and why these regulations matter Dry fix systems have sparked plenty of debate since the 1980s when they were first introduced onto the market. Driven by... View Article

Celebrating 170 Years of UK Waterproofing

Established in June 1848, Newton Waterproofing Systems are the oldest suppliers of waterproofing and damp proofing products to the UK construction industry, and 2018 sees them celebrate an incredible 170th year of trading. The company is still family owned and... View Article

Heradesign works out at 1Rebel

1Rebel is a new chic boutique brand of gyms in London. 1Rebel promises that every class feels like a night out. To achieve this, each gym is designed as a mix of contemporary industrial chic with luxury and theatrical glamour.... View Article
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