Laminating history

Abet Laminati has opened a museum to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The displays, at the company’s Bra factory near Milan, are organised chronologically to take the visitor on a historical tour of laminates in design. Over the years, the company... View Article

Back to our roots

The Stone Federation delves into the history of using stonework and masonry within building structures. The crafts of stonework & masonry are some of the earliest trades in civilisations’ history and have always played a well-respected part within the natural... View Article

NHBC raises the standard for MVHR systems

NHBC is setting a new standard for Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems following recent research which raises issues about the performance of the technology. Analysis by the UK’s leading standard-setting body and warranty provider has found that the... View Article

The STA builds a future for structural timber

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has called on the UK housebuilding industry to increase timber construction to 30% of all new homes. The STA, a broadened version of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), launches today with a call to... View Article

CE marking. What does it mean for architects?

By Geoff Gurney, CE marking manager at BBA For architects and other specifiers it is pretty much business as usual. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) sets out conditions for placing products on the market and harmonises the way in which... View Article

New online video from ASFP

Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP): The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a new online video module on fire doors to mark Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW). The free to view video explains the vital role played... View Article

Atkins aims for further growth in architecture

Atkins, one of the world’s largest architecture firms, is seeking to further grow its architecture business by taking advantage of opportunities in key markets including airports, education, transport and mixed use developments. The company has announced a new leadership team... View Article

Hörmann acquires British entrance door manufacturer IG Doors

With the acquisition of the British door manufacturer IG Doors, German door manufacturer Hörmann hopes to continue growing in the British market within the area of entrance doors. According to Hörmann, the acquisition of the door manufacturer IG Doors, headquartered... View Article

Everyone’s a winner with Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products hosted a winning day out at Newmarket Racecourse as a thank you to their Authorised and Licensed Contractors and their partners from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland. The day started off with a welcome buffet... View Article