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New RIBA-accredited CPD seminar from Trend GB

The origins of hand-cut smalti, the dazzling beauty of authentic gold tesserae, the distinctive contribution of glass mosaic to historic buildings and art forms, the variety of tile formats and pre-formatted patterns available to today’s designers, and the innovative modern... View Article

If Carlsberg made buildings…

When Carlsberg UK built an extension to the bottling plant at its brewery in Northampton it wanted the new building to stand out externally as a great building. A major contribution to this aim was made possible by the choice... View Article

STYROFOAM insulation stockist network extended

STYROFOAM and XENERGY extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation products are now available from a wider stockist network, offering improved UK-wide coverage for builders and contractors. Distributors now include CCF, Encon, Essex Insulation, Malcolm Insulation, Minster, Panel Systems, the Proctor Group, Radmat,... View Article

A lesson in modern history

As more and more heritage and conservation projects begin to accept PVC-U as a viable alternative to traditional timber, The VEKA UK Group’s Head of Technical Mark Barsby looks at the products that have brought about this significant change in... View Article

Giving room designs a taste for chocolate

Chocolate is just one of 6 contemporary colours introduced by Vicaima as part of their new stained oak doors range, which answers the growing trend for attractively stained real wood veneers in modern homes, apartments and hotel suites. Recent interior... View Article

Say Halo to innovative new sculpture

A 27ft circular art installation hailed as a world first has just been launched as part of a multi million pound town centre regeneration scheme. Designed by Gateshead based artist, Steve Newby, ‘Halo’ is a stunning gravity-defying loop and a... View Article

Drawing and Reinventing Landscape by Diana Balmori

Representation in landscape architecture has become a critical issue with the transformation of the discipline. In recent years, landscape architecture has left behind not only what it did but how it represented it. While computerisation has been a catalyst for... View Article

Protan all-round quality helps fulfill Amazon order

Consistent, high quality of product and service has helped one of Europe’s largest single ply roofing membrane manufacturers win a massive order for new Amazon fulfilment centres. Protan is supplying over 315000m2 in total of its SE membrane to create... View Article

Make a difference with beautiful balustrades

Combining low maintenance durability with safety and style is key to the success of any residential balustrades project. Nick Haughton, marketing manager at Sapphire Balustrades, looks at the latest developments to maximise aesthetic appeal and performance and highlights the use of innovative balustrade... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm slims down its Lambda

When it comes to internal insulation, every millimetre saved can have a real impact on the final living and working space. With that in mind, Kingspan Insulation is proud to introduce the first of its new slim line range of... View Article
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