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As part of the ongoing regeneration of Slough town centre, Barnshaws Section Benders has provided curved steel to support The Curve, the new cultural and learning centre: a project delivered by Slough Urban Renewal on behalf of Slough Borough Council. The steel forms part of the building’s façade, which delivers a truly modern aesthetic, intended to uplift the local area. As a result, the building has been awarded ‘Development of the Year 2017’ at the Thames Valley Property Awards.

Barnshaws put The Curve in Slough

As part of the ongoing regeneration of Slough town centre, Barnshaws Section Benders has provided curved steel to support The Curve, the new cultural and learning centre: a project delivered by Slough Urban Renewal on behalf of Slough Borough Council.... View Article

Out of sight, but not out of mind

Architects are often confronted with the seemingly impossible problem of ensuring indoor air quality meets acceptable standards, but without using ventilation equipment that spoils the building’s interior design. Dan Jones of Air Diffusion believes he has the answer. One of... View Article

Senior gets technical with college contracts

With an already impressive portfolio of projects in the education sector, leading fenestration manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has seen a significant increase in specification of its SF52 aluminium curtain walling system for use on several University Technical Colleges (UTC) projects... View Article

Profile of Illumination

The latest innovation from Schlüter-Systems, Schlüter®-LIPROTEC, adds a fourth dimension to architecture and plays an essential role when it comes to inspired design. Schlüter®-LIPROTEC is an intelligent lighting concept that combines lighting and profiles within the tile and stone covering.... View Article

MegaPro software from Wallbarn

MegaPro is an estimating software which allows us to accurately calculate the correct quantity and size of pedestals required for your paving or decking project. It produces a schedule for us to generate a quotation from, and a visual plan... View Article

Lifts for housing developments

A helpful guide on the lifts in housing developments, from fire fighting lifts to refurbishing existing lifts in a block of flats, the choices are endless, so read on to find out what the options are… Tower block lifts –... View Article

Powdertech Corby celebrates the beauty of metal

Over recent years Powdertech Corby has developed unique ranges of powder coating materials that follow trends in style and developments in technology. Two of the company’s ‘Collections’ range make a point of using powder coatings to reflect the natural aesthetic... View Article

Knauf AMF provide world class acoustic design

The R&A worldwide golf governing body based at St Andrews, has a purpose-built equipment testing centre, Allan Robertson House. The building accommodates the R&A’s Equipment Standards Department and offers world class testing and research facilities. The new building utilises the... View Article

The sound of silence

Research has shown that nuisance noise is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Here, Anthony Barnett, Technical Marketing Manager at Armacell, looks at how development of specialist foams and a better understanding of where noise is generated... View Article

Senior’s successful delivery of new distribution centre

The flagship distribution centre for Trilanco, one of the UK’s leading agricultural, equine and pet product wholesalers, has benefited from an attractive fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems. A key feature of the new building is the glazed atrium that... View Article

Trade body awards celebrate top flight acoustic performance

The skills and ingenuity of UK-based acoustic professionals working on national and international projects across a variety of environments were celebrated at a trade body awards. ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, unveiled the winners of its acclaimed Acoustic Awards... View Article

Polypipe gives landmark Rolls-Royce development forward momentum

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage, sewer, water management and cable protection products for civil engineering projects, has supplied a complete infrastructure solution to a high-profile development, at Rolls-Royce Watnall Road site, in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The area is being... View Article

Bold brass

Road and rail tunnels are not often associated with inspirational design but this tunnel portal building in Austria, defined by perforated Nordic Brass copper alloy from Aurubis, takes a particularly bold approach. The 5.5km long Bosruck Tunnel passes through the... View Article

Glass Juliette balconies meet their Romeo

Juliette balconies are increasingly being specified for new buildings and added to existing dwellings, for practical and decorative purposes. The main advantage of a Juliet balcony is that it enables a French window or patio door to be chosen instead... View Article

Kalwall® sheds light on education

Kalwall® translucent cladding has been extensively used for the impressive refurbishment of the main teaching block at Featherstone High School in Southall, Middlesex. The original 1958 concrete framed building was failing due to decay and ingress of water and needed... View Article

Growing acceptance of timber

Timber is seeing a strong resurgence across many construction sectors due to sustainability drivers, but obstacles remain. ADF canvasses industry views. Each year the UK produces 11 million tonnes of steel, 12 million tonnes of concrete and 11 million tonnes... View Article
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