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Altro creates home from home look for care home

Willowbrook Care Home in Birmingham provides specialist support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal care or nursing care on a long-term basis. The care home recently extended the premises to create more bedrooms and circulation... View Article

Rubbergard™ is right for Endeavour regeneration scheme

Residential property developer Endeavour, has chosen Firestone’s RubberGard™ EPDM roofing membrane for its innovative Queen’s Terrace Development in Salford. Endeavour purchased the row of eight spacious Victorian terrace houses in the Higher Broughton area of the city from Salford City... View Article

Dunsley Baker link-up

Link Up is good news for people who already have central heating from an open fire, stove, or cooker and looking for the flexibility of a gas or oil boilers. The use of a Dunsley Baker Neutralizer offers a neat... View Article

Protect and survive, in style

Increasingly prevalent perimeter security systems need careful integration into the urban realm to ensure they’re not overly obtrusive, says Jonathan Goss of Townscape Products. The spate of terrorist vehicle attacks across Europe in recent years has highlighted the vital importance... View Article

Blog: Smoke & CO alarm quality; what’s in a word?

Martyn Walley, national technical manager at Aico Ltd. advises on specifying smoke and CO alarms. Have you ever started a specification or tender process based on the premise of let’s go for a poor quality product? No, of course not.... View Article

Seamless autopilot living

With smart home technologies offering seamless control and improved efficiencies, architects need to look at integrating them into buildings, argues Loxone’s Omid Nikroo. With every passing year, the number – and complexity of – systems available which are designed to... View Article

Learning fast

Two of five new schools being provided for Aberdeenshire feature the extensive use of a hybrid glulam and CLT system providing a wide range of benefits for flexible learning environments. Eve Dennehy reports for ADF In April 2012 Aberdeenshire Council... View Article

Eradicating defects

In an age of construction management and rising compensation claims, it’s advisable to engage solid expertise across the supply chain, says Redland’s David Patrick. A2015 survey by the House Builders Federation and the National House Building Council (NHBC) revealed 93... View Article
6a architect’s innovative Photography Studio for Juergen Teller, for which Gowercroft Joinery provided bespoke windows and doors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize

Gowercroft project is shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize

6a architect’s innovative Photography Studio for Juergen Teller, for which Gowercroft Joinery provided bespoke windows and doors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize, which recognises the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in... View Article

Why the oldest window frame material is the modern choice

As the industry searches for new alternatives to PVCu, Tony Pell of The Wood Window alliance investigates the resurgence of timber window frames Architects appreciate the look and feel of high quality materials, but are naturally attracted to innovative ideas,... View Article

Refurb or renew?

When flat roofs fail, the task of stripping, disposing of and replacing it is a costly and time-consuming process. This is particularly true for hospitals. Here, Rod Friel of Wolfin discusses a solution that can save on time, money and... View Article
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