The world performs on Harlequin floors

Harlequin is the world leader in advanced technology floors for the performing arts. Established in the UK over 40 years ago, Harlequin remains the industry choice for the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and schools,... View Article

The safe bet for decking

William Hogg of Ecodek discusses the options for blending safety standards and sustainability with striking design when it comes to aluminium decking The specification of non-combustible building materials in the design of high-rise buildings has never been such a prevalent... View Article

Opening the door to better hygiene

In healthcare environments, infection control is of course a critical concern. Tim Checketts of dormakaba discusses the door and access control solutions that can help to minimise the spread of germs and bacteria The design of healthcare buildings must balance... View Article

Rethinking rainwater harvesting for SuDS

Mark Manning of SDS discusses rainwater reuse in the context of SuDS regulations, and says that architects could be mistakenly rejecting such approaches as an important option for sustainable drainage Whenever an architect receives a design commission that includes sustainable... View Article

Get it right on the tiles

LISTEN HERE 🔊 If you are looking to specify a tiled floor, it is crucial to understand what preparation is required to ensure that new or existing floor substrates are suitable. Stuart Ross of BAL looks at the different likely... View Article

Multiboard finds its calling for Kettering Convent Conversion

The ease of installation and all round performance characteristics offered by Marmox Multiboard have led to a leading dry-lining contractor recommending the versatile tile-backer boards to a client engaged in the redevelopment of a former convent near Kettering.  Bedford based... View Article

Opening new doors at Finborough School

Finborough School, an independent day and boarding school based in situated in the village of Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, has recently added a brand new Science and Art building to its complex, comprising of art rooms, a photography suite and... View Article

Staggering Success!

Water penetrating cavity wall masonry above stepped and staggered gables is controlled using approved Cavitrays. The only gable abutment system awarded European Technical Approval is manufactured by the UK specialist Cavity Trays Ltd. The DPC tray adjusts to suit the... View Article

Picture perforation used for a facade depicting a forest

L’École Internationale Edward Steichen High School, Clervaux, Luxembourg Architects: Jonas Architectes Associés L’École Internationale Edward Steichen is a high school in Clervaux, Luxembourg, with room for 650 students. Jonas Architectes Associés won the assignment for construction and devised not only... View Article

The new inspired workplace

Arstiderne architects, a division of architectural and engineering consultancy Sweco, has transformed a large industrial building into a stunning open plan office to house the 180 Sweco employees at a location near Aarhus in Denmark. The clever design retains much... View Article

Game, Set and Match for Resiblock at Wimbledon!

Resiblock, and the Resiblock Resiecco product, have been selected as the sealer of choice for The Gate 20 renovations as part of the Wimbledon Master Plan at SW19. The Gate 20 project will see the relocation of the two storey... View Article

The fantastic four finishes from UNILIN Panels

UNILIN Panels, has introduced four brand-new MDF panels with a coloured core. Without the need to apply a surface finish, UNILIN’s new coloured-in core Fibralux MDF panels make it even faster and easier to lift interiors out of the ordinary.... View Article

Firestopping solutions start with Sika

Navigating the often-complex process of choosing the correct passive fire protection system for a project can be a challenge but thanks to leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika, specifiers can take advantage of a range of in-house support services including product... View Article

Brick bonds and patterns with Eurobrick systems

Constructing a brick building using traditional methods may not always be possible and one of the key benefits of using a brick slip system is the versatility and speed of delivery it offers. The end finish is virtually indistinguishable from... View Article

Panasonic HVAC ensures comfort in car showroom

Motorpoint, the UK’s largest independent car retailer, was looking to improve year-round comfort for visitors to its store in Chingford in North East London. Panasonic distributor, AMP Air, worked with CSD Air Conditioning to provide the ideal energy-efficient HVAC solution... View Article

Modern Victoriana

With CTD Architectural Tiles The trend for incorporating more traditional finishes and details into today’s interiors has risen exponentially in popularity within residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. From decorative touches that evoke a hint of art deco glamour to patterns... View Article