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A&G develops new paving flag for Canterbury’s new theatre

Acheson & Glover (A&G), a leading supplier of premium hard landscaping products, developed a new paving flag to meet the architect’s specific design requirements for the £25.6m Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. KWA Architects approached A&G to provide a value engineered... View Article

Pick Everard appointed for Great Glen Way upgrade

Multi-disciplinary construction consultancy Pick Everard is working on a £1million revamp of the Great Glen Way for the Highland Council and Forestry Commission Scotland. The Great Glen is a geological fault line running between Fort William and Inverness and is... View Article

Graven Hill self build project officially launched

Keen would-be self builders in the Oxfordshire area are being urged to register their interest in one of the 1000+ plots that are up for grabs at Graven Hill, near Bicester. Cherwell District Council has today unveiled a new website... View Article

United House leads the way with pioneering use of BIM

Specialist London housing contractor and developer United House has become an early adopter of Building Information Modelling (BIM) – well ahead of the Government’s Construction Strategy which mandates use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects by 2016.... View Article

Affordable housing programme unveiled in Wandsworth

Close to 1,000 affordable homes are in line to be built in the borough over the next five years, as the council looks to secure more housing opportunities for residents. Wandsworth has also announced that it hopes to directly support... View Article

Open day at Passivhaus retrofit project

The pioneering Passivhaus retrofit of a derelict farm building to create a visitor and education centre at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield, is nearing completion and will be open to the public on Sunday 1st September 2013 (11am... View Article

Dulux Trade reaches new heights with The Shard

A range of premium coatings from Dulux Trade has been selected to protect and enhance The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building. Dulux Trade Metalshield, Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt, Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood and Dulux Trade Weathershield Smooth Masonry were all... View Article

Kalzip XT Specified for new bus station

Kalzip’s aluminium standing seam system was specified for the impressive new Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station by architect, Grimshaw. VINCI Construction UK was the main contractor and experienced Teamkal contractor, Lakesmere Ltd installed the Kalzip roofing system which included all... View Article

Dedicated Centre takes the present into the past

Manchester is celebrating the history and contribution of Irish communities with the opening of a new Irish World Heritage Centre in Queens Road, Cheetham Hill. The Centre tells the story of many Irish emigrants now scattered all over the globe,... View Article

Sapphire Balustrades scores high marks for school project

Sapphire Balustrades has scored high marks for the design, manufacture and installation of staircase balustrades at a new education facility in Richmond, Surrey. Main contractor Keepmoat (formed by the merger between Apollo and the Keepmoat Group), was impressed with Sapphire’s... View Article
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