Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Our RIBA CPD seminar entitled Specifying Hardwood Timber External Doorsets has recently been updated and is available to architects and construction professionals. Learning Aims include information on fitting into Architectural Glass, challenges with maintenance, accessibility, door security, design features, and... View Article

Newton Waterproofing – Leading the Way

When a company has been leading the way for more than 170 years in any industry, you know it’s got pedigree. Not only does it show a consistent level of service, it also speaks of longevity and the ability to... View Article

GEZE doors hit the right note

GEZE’s automatic doors have hit just the right note in the development of a London building which is the new home of Universal Music. Two automatic circular sliding doors create a chart-topping entrance to 4 Pancras Square – one of... View Article

Study shows soffit savings with Kingspan Insulation

New research from quantity surveyors, Rider Levett Bucknall, has shown that the physical properties, specifically the enhanced thermal performance, of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 FM Soffit Board can allow installers to fit an additional 5.25 m² of insulation every thirty minutes when compared with the closest... View Article

A vertical STEM

A new science and maths building at Charterhouse school in Surrey provides an appropriately ‘vertical’ form of chimneys and roofs to tie in with the historic architecture on the site, but also one with key functional benefits, as James Parker... View Article

Government loses legal fight over bedroom tax

The Supreme Court has ruled against the Government’s attempts to force the bedroom tax on 155 partners of people with severe disabilities, in a decision that could have a wider impact on other welfare benefits. A unanimous judgement delivered by... View Article

RENOLIT EXOFOL PX Claystone

RENOLIT EXOFOL PX Claystone is an exciting new development for exterior grade films. The soft clay colour is inherently sophisticated and a particularly versatile neutral shade for new build, period renovations or commercial applications. Importantly, Claystone is enhanced by the... View Article

New order

Combining a refined masterplan with a three-year conservation project and state-of-the-art gallery additions has restored a former 18th century west London party residence to its former glory. Sébastien Reed talks to lead consultant Jude Harris of Jestico + Whiles Pitzhanger... View Article

Dilapidated 1930s property restored to former glory

Originally a 1930s build, the property sits in the middle of a terrace row, typical of the South London properties in the area. The property was previously converted into two separate flats and the owner commissioned Steve Adams Architects to... View Article

Marmox Thermoblocks specified for Edinburgh Hotel conversion

A former hotel in the Polwarth area of Scotland’s capital is the subject of a complex conversion and reconfiguration project, where Marmox Thermoblocks have been specified by the project consultants to address the critical floor/wall junction within the new extensions... View Article

Reaping the Rewards of Offsite Manufacture

The offsite sector is underpinned by precision designed and manufactured components and systems. Heath Hindmarch, Chairman of PSP Group describes how façade and rainscreen cladding solutions produced in a factory environment are increasingly being sought after for their aesthetics and... View Article

PSP Group: Synergy of the Supply Chain

There are numerous supply-chain-related challenges facing the construction industry today, from various points of contact and complex financial protocols to lack of communication and trust. These problems can jeopardise construction schedules through delays and costly overruns. Here, Chairman Heath Hindmarch... View Article

Advanced protects world’s longest sea crossing

Panels from global fire systems leader, Advanced, have been selected to protect the $18.8billion Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge – the longest open-sea fixed link on earth. A network of 31 ExGo gas extinguishant control panels have been installed as part of... View Article