Centaur salutes contractors at inaugural awards

It was all aboard for the Centaur Technologies’ Annual General Meeting, which this year took place on the luxury Sunborn London Yacht Hotel. Moored at the Royal Victoria Docks, the 102-metre long vessel was also the spectacular setting for the... View Article

Firestone launches V-Gard AVCL

Firestone, the EPDM roofing system specialist, has launched V-Gard; a next generation air & vapour control layer (AVCL) system suitable for use as part of all Firestone warm roof build-ups. Developed to combine exceptional levels of vapour control with excellent... View Article

Managing compliant changing places

As NHS Trusts prepare to implement new funding to provide specialist accessible toilets- aka Changing Places- one company is reminding them of the need to ensure the facility delivers on its promise. The Department of Health & Social Care has... View Article

Accessing improvements

The lack of access into commercial and public buildings is still a key issue affecting disabled people in the UK. Christian King of Kee Systems looks at the current regulations and explores how premises should be built or upgraded to... View Article

Future-proofing bathroom design

Robin Tuffley of Closomat explains how whether you are designing a bathroom for a domestic, multi-user or commercial environment, there is one overriding consideration to bear in mind: a proactive approach to suitability for all It doesn’t matter what words... View Article

What sustainability looks like

Peter Sotherton of Teknos GBI discusses the development of more sustainable exterior paints and coatings, and how they can help client organisations ensure they are acting responsibly when it comes to the environment Paints and finishes are an important part... View Article

The devil’s in the detailing

Alex Patrick-Smith of Ketley Brick discusses the performance considerations that need to be borne in mind when choosing increasingly popular textured brickwork facades Brick, which has of course been a major part of the British built environment for thousands of... View Article

Porcelain Pavers collection

20mm-thick porcelain tiles for outdoor environments New for 2019, CTD Architectural Tiles has introduced its Porcelain Pavers collection, an extensive range of 20mm-thick porcelain tiles specially suited to outdoor environments. Comprised of 22 different tile ranges, each and every product... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings bring joy to young cancer patients

The refurbishment of a ward at Bristol children’s hospital includes printed ceilings. Hospital stays for children striving against cancer in the Bristol area are now more positive and stimulating, thanks to Armstrong Ceiling Solutions and its chosen charity Rays of... View Article

Floating an idea

Architectural glass specialist OAG gives an insight for designers into the possibilities, as well as practical implications, of ‘oversize’ glass float runs During the past two decades, feature glass entrances and double height ground and first floor facades have risen... View Article

Multi-dwelling impact sound issues on the increase

This new RIBA Approved Schöck CPD looks at why the prevention of impact sound on staircases in multi-dwelling units is becoming an increasingly important issue and how it can be resolved. There is a marked increase in the density of... View Article

Passivhaus estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich. Rayne Park is the first development by Norwich Regeneration Company, wholly owned by Norwich City Council, and will include... View Article

Bringing light inside

Jade Cottee of IQ Glass Solutions discuss the different options available to maximise light with the use of internal glazing Light is the new luxury in many architectural and interior designs. Improving light within the home has been said to... View Article

Simpler facade solutions

Simon Boocock of CRL Europe discusses how advances in installation technology are making glass facades easier and quicker to install without putting people at risk All-glass buildings are a common sight in urban areas, making a dramatic architectural statement. Glass... View Article

An education in energy efficiency with Kingspan Kooltherm

The Pines Primary School in Red Lodge has been constructed to provide a flexible, adaptable and sustainable space for education, with the help of Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The purpose-built structure, designed by Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has... View Article

Shine bright with gold mosaics

From Byzantine icons to mystical Buddhist temples, gold mosaics have been chosen for designs over centuries as gold is an incredibly strong, precious metal that is immune to oxidation and so provides both strength and long lasting beauty. Orsoni, a... View Article

Frontier Pitts at IFSEC 2019

Frontier Pitts will be exhibiting at the IFSEC Exhibition at Excel, London between the 18th and 20th of June 2019. Stand No IF450 Frontier Pitts will be showcasing a fully operational LPS1175 Automatic Bi-folding Gate SR2 on the stand. Many... View Article