Courting success

C–TEC’s CAST fire alarm system specified at business complex C–TEC’s revolutionary CAST XFP addressable fire alarm system is protecting a refurbished retail development in West Yorkshire. Situated in the heart of Cleckheaton, Victoria Court has recently undergone a £2.5M transformation and is now home to two floors... View Article

Nordic Copper Bristol Fashion

A major new residential building in Bristol is defined by its 170m long façade, clad in Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper, complementing its modern, listed neighbour. Designed by Ferguson Mann Architects (FMA), the Copper Building is the second phase of... View Article

theEDGE2.0 | minimal sightlines, maximum light

Perfect for creating light-filled open plan spaces and for making the most of an external view, theEDGE2.0 sliding doors from IDSystems are a stunning addition to any project. Designed, manufactured and installed exclusively by IDSystems, theEDGE2.0 features 20mm intermediate sightlines and narrow frame... View Article

Formica Group design competition: Winner Announced

European design students invited to enter the new Formica® Formations Design Competition – Winner Announced This year Formica Group, manufacturer of interior surfacing solutions and the original inventor of Formica® laminate, launched an exciting pan-European furniture design competition. They called... View Article

Simon Allford elected RIBA President (2021-23)

Simon Allford has been elected the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Simon will take over the two-year presidential term from Alan Jones next year (1 September 2021); from 1 September 2020 he will officially become RIBA... View Article

The true importance of door hardware selection

As the role of door hardware expands and fire safety continues to make the headlines, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK outlines the importance of hardware selection and reminds decision makers of how routine checks can save lives. Door hardware is... View Article

New ground-floor treatment solution launched by Schüco UK

New from sustainable building envelope specialist, Schüco UK, is an integrated Ground-Floor Treatment (GFT) solution that has been developed especially for high-traffic areas in a wide range of commercial and public buildings including colleges, schools and hospitals. Aesthetically appealing and... View Article

Scandinavian, open plan self-build in Northern Ireland

Client: Gareth Boyd Style: Scandinavian, open plan self-build Location: Northern Ireland Build time: 3 years Gareth Boyd and his wife Lindsey had always dreamed of building a home for themselves and their young son. Working as an Architectural Technician at... View Article

Bradite floors the competition

A warehouse floor in Barnsley was transformed using Bradite’s new single pack water-based floor paint, DP9 Floor-It. The 1200 sq metre power floated, porous concrete floor had been penetrated with oil so required preparation for painting with Bradite’s TD39 Industrial... View Article

Self-build is streets ahead with Kingspan

A family of ambitious self-builders in Oxfordshire have created their dream home featuring a gambrel roof constructed with the Kingspan TEK Building System of structural insulated panels (SIPs). Peter and Anita Reynolds had long harboured dreams of constructing their own... View Article

Reasons for Using Artigo Rubber Floorings in Hospitals

From meeting the demands of multifunctional use to effortless noise reductions, Artigo rubber floorings are perfect for the surfaces of hospitals and other medical facilities for many good reasons. The purpose of hospitals may be pretty straightforward – treating patients... View Article