Childcare institutions with sound design

The design of spaces for children is intriguing because of the permanent influence it can have on them. A new online theme by Danish acoustic panel manufacturer Troldtekt explores through articles and expert interviews how good acoustics plays its part... View Article

Why the UK’s cafe culture needs less reverb

Paul Absolon of CMS Danskin Acoustics looks at solutions to reverberation problems in noisy cafes, which are increasingly prevalent in the UK The proliferation of coffee shops over the last few decades can’t have escaped anyone’s attention. Even before the... View Article

Saniflo Sanifos improves scope of Norfolk boat house

Saniflo UK – a leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and lifting stations – has helped to increase the versatility of a Norfolk boat house that overlooks the picturesque River Bure. The Sanifos 110 has enabled the installation of... View Article

Opportunity knocks for flood defence solutions

With increased frequency of flooding being experienced across the UK in recent years, Kevin Kiernan of Bowater Doors looks at the impact of climate change and what architects need to consider in specifying flood defence doors The weather remains one... View Article

#10 tips to give customers a useable, accessible toilet

The potential risk of flushing £0000s down the toilet can now be avoided for venues wanting to open their doors to disabled customers. Closomat, the country’s leading supplier and installer of Changing Places assisted accessible toilets, has produced a quick... View Article

Gilberts throws light on exposed ceiling design

New light is being shed on exposed ceiling design – literally – through innovations by leading air movement specialist Gilberts Blackpool. The company is already one if the leaders in solutions enabling designers to optimise the trend towards open ceilings... View Article

Shedding light on daylight modelling

Architectural journalist Gideon Sykes looks at the latest advances in daylight modelling and how it can help architects and specifiers determine the right light levels for their projects Daylighting is the art and science of managing natural light to minimise... View Article

Movac & Irurena – Fired up for success

Irurena through dedicated research to develop the best wood coating, whatever the customer requirement, is always at the forefront of exciting new technological advances. One such product recently developed by the highly experienced research and development team is the new... View Article

Benefits of Carpet within Education

Creating an environment that is stimulating, inspiring and welcoming is essential for schools and flooring is an important element to consider. Good design can positively effect student learning and boarding environment as well as teacher satisfaction and there are many... View Article


A range of stainless steel components designed to help create stunning handrails or balustrades in all types of applications. With no welding, just cut, screw and glue, it couldn’t be simpler. Available in stainless steel Grade 304 and 316 and designed... View Article

The impact of tiling on health and well-being

Kerakoll takes a look at the impact of tiling on the health and well-being of tilers and building occupants, and how this is being improved by product research and development. The World Health Organisation Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality (2014) state... View Article

What’s driving washroom design?

Neil Jeffery of Franke Water Systems takes a look at some of the key trends in commercial washrooms, from product design and materials to sustainability, saying that designers need to take a holistic approach to create spaces that stand the... View Article

Mosaic “Cowch” raises £3600 for Charity

A mosaic decorated life-sized Highland cow bench has raised £3,600 for the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. “Sweetie Annie” – designed by mosaic artist Katy Galbraith – was part of a Highland Cow art trail in the Perthshire town of Crieff.... View Article

Security and insulation with Garador’s front doors

Garador’s FrontGuard front doors have been precision engineered for exceptional security and thermal insulation. The FrontGuard door collection comes in three stylish ranges:  Modern, Classic and Contemporary. All of which are filled with 46mm dense polyurethane foam and have thermal... View Article

The NEW – sewer free, water free – eco toilet!

The Cinderella Incinerator Eco Toilet from Pump Technology is elegant, clean and odour free! It fits perfectly into any off-grid bathroom and looks remarkably like a domestic unit. The only difference is that it doesn’t need water or any connection... View Article