Sto helps refurbished homes shine brighter and greener

A refurbished housing development is benefiting from an aesthetic, energy-efficient exterior thanks to a Sto external wall insulation system. Located in Bordon, Hampshire, The Pines features 96 former Ministry of Defence (MOD) properties, which have been transformed into modern two... View Article

Specialist Membranes for Passivhaus Design

Episode 25 of the Building Insights podcast is out now! Getting a building fabric’s design up to the demands of a Passivhaus is all about meticulous attention to detail. However achieving an air-tight but breathable envelope that benefits both the... View Article

How can early engagement help to improve fire safety performance?

Neil Kirwin, Southern Specification Manager at SFS, discusses why engaging with building product manufactures can help to improve fire safety performance. Earlier engagement in technical design with building product manufacturers certainly helps to reduce the complexity of dealing with fire... View Article

Passivent makes the grade at historic Northumberland Hall

Leading natural ventilation solutions manufacturer Passivent has helped breathe new life into the Grade II listed Matfen Hall in Northumberland following an extensive refurbishment programme designed by Doonan Architects. The refurbishment of this gothic hall, which dates back to 1832,... View Article

Verta column casings – cover up with style

The demands of architects and specifiers seeking to create stylish finishes on a diverse range of building interior and exterior projects are the main drivers behind the versatility and extensive choice available within the Encasement Verta column casing range. A... View Article

ASWS leading the way on lead

Associated Steel Window Services (ASWS) looks at the continuing health threat posed by a class of paint banned for the past 30 years, and how one London based metal window specialist has learned to deal with it. Commercial property companies... View Article

Soprema’s BBA certified waterproofing solutions

Soprema is a leading manufacturer of inverted roof solutions, offering a range of high-quality products, backed by a strong technical team and warranties for the entire system. If you are looking for a waterproofing system for inverted roofs, green roofs,... View Article

Valcan to launch brand new website

Valcan is excited to announce the launch of a new and improved website, designed to enhance the user experience for construction professionals including architects, designers, and installers. With a focus on user-friendly features, the new website aims to make it... View Article

Q West façade project completed with Mapei repair system

Mapei mortars, coatings and paints have been used to complete a façade repair project at Q West – a serviced office and studio complex close to Heathrow airport. Works were completed by specialist civil engineering contractor, Pikehaven Limited, on behalf... View Article

Keller goes for glass

The black steel door, with a glass front, is loved by many; it gives the home a modern, industrial, luxurious look.  Fluted glass is specifically popular this year and, as ever, Keller is ahead of the curve by introducing a... View Article

Edwin Jones Academy by Paul Cashin Architects & Keith Evans Architects wins RIBAJ/West Fraser Department 4 Education competition

Paul Cashin Architects & Keith Evans Architects’ transformation of a department store in Southampton into a secondary school with community learning spaces has won this year’s West Fraser SterlingOSB Zero/RIBAJ competition. As an architect, what do you like about SterlingOSB Zero? The industrial appearance is interesting; as are the... View Article

Mapei systems safeguard future at Northcroft Lido

A comprehensive Mapei system – including structural repair and waterproofing products – has been used to renovate the historic Lido at Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury. Investigation works and preparation of the concrete repair specification were carried out by KRP... View Article

Stainless steel column casings at UCL East Campus

Brushed stainless steel column casings from the Pendock Radius range are being used to conceal structural steelwork at University College London’s East Campus at One Pool Street on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. Designed by architects, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS), UCL... View Article