Sounding out multi-purpose venues

The Folkehuset Absalon in Copenhagen is an excellent example of the growing trend towards multi-use and multi-purpose cultural social centres. Designed to promote community cohesion with a flexible space to accommodate a variety of activities and services, multi-purpose venues are... View Article

Smart Thermostat Enhances Award-Winning Underfloor Heating System

Schlüter-Systems Ltd is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new smart thermostat, a highly anticipated enhancement to its electric underfloor heating system, Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E. Based on Schlüter’s existing 2” thermostat, the new WiFi-enabled introduction allows for more closely customised... View Article

Quiet Mark Award For Armourcoat Acoustic

Armourcoat ‘s new Acoustic Plaster System has been granted the Quiet Mark Award – the international mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society Charitable Foundation. Quiet Mark is the international award programme and system of support for brands and... View Article

Contractor Bouygues chooses Deceuninck PVC-U over aluminium

More than 700 frames of Deceuninck’s 2500 chamfered windows have been installed in a development of luxury apartments in Southampton. Alexandra Wharf is a collection of two and three bedroom, stylish water-front apartments, forming part of the Ocean Village development... View Article

A custom-built experience

An award-winning, multi-million pound new car retail showroom and service centre south of Dublin offers customers a different kind of environment. Phillip Mac Dermott of EMD Architects explains to Jack Wooler how the practice focused on user experience, as well... View Article

Still at its best, Johnson & Starley warm air heating

Johnson & Starley’s WarmCair condensing warm air heating range is suitable for a wide range of applications including private residential and social housing as well as smaller commercial applications such as schools, sports facilities, nursing homes and community centres. With... View Article

Making the connections

James Parker visited Tate Harmer’s new timber building which enables a Surrey school to connect with the landscape, while opening up circulation and giving it a new ‘heart’ According to Jerry Tate, Partner at Tate Harmer Architects, the key word... View Article

Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints Building typology comes in all shapes and sizes, each with its own unique design criteria. Frequently building services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning in particular can... View Article

Improving thermal performance with secondary glazing

Being more thermally efficient and wasting less energy has become very important, not only on an environmental level, but also economically. Secondary glazing is a well-established method of greatly improving insulation within existing buildings. As the leading specialist in secondary... View Article

Your key to reducing height in a heated floor assembly

Once upon a time, the specification of a complete heated floor assembly meant numerous products, layers and processes. Then came Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO… When the original DITRA-HEAT-E system was released in 2013, it was the first electric underfloor heating system of its... View Article