Quote of the Week – 14th May 2018

“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” – Zaha... View Article

Safety at work for construction workers

The field of construction is wide with plumbing, carpentry and electrical falling in this industry. Some of the duties related to construction work include: Commercial and industrial or residential systems installation Using, cleaning and maintaining some types of equipment Ensuring that... View Article

BLM British Lead introduces technical support service

BLM British Lead is pleased to announce the launch of its own in-house technical support service with David Pounds joining the company as Technical Advisor. David comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, having spent 13... View Article

£95million mill expansion unveiled by the First Minister

On April 23 2018, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a new manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant following a £95million investment. Highlands and Islands Enterprise also awarded Norbord a £12million development grant, on top of Norbord’s investment, to help fund... View Article

Shedworking: The trend for garden offices

Over the last decade there has been a steady shift towards flexible working opportunities for staff. The Office for National Statistics has released figures which show that the number of people working from home has risen to its highest level... View Article

Off site success

The 2018 Ideal Home exhibition showcases Freefoam X-Wood Cladding as the ideal solution for off-site construction. This year’s ‘Innovation Home’ features Freefoam X-Wood Urban Cladding, prior to its release later in the year, to create a stunning exterior finish.  The whole... View Article

Laminates for a sound performance by absorption

Abet Laminati’s continuing partnership with Print Acoustics® – a division of Belgian company Triplaco (Family group founded in 1890) – has proven popular in helping combat the ongoing problems of sound reverberation in commercial, public sector, school, restaurant, retail and... View Article

Healing daylight at Benenden

Kalwall® translucent cladding is the architectural focus of the new £55million development of Benenden Hospital in Cranbrook, Kent. The scheme, designed by architects C A Vaughan Blundell with assistance from SR Architects Ltd, has created a wonderfully light and airy... View Article