Understanding the dynamics of fast-track construction

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The adoption of offsite construction involves upfront capital costs – this is often where comparisons are made between factory-based and traditional building methods. If evaluated in isolation the traditional approach could appear a cheaper option, without taking... View Article

Timber frame fire safety in use guidance

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA), as part of their continual development programme, has been collaborating with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC),... View Article

New best in class student environment with class A acoustics

Taking its inspiration from the original medieval city, the new Paradise Street student village in Coventry will provide high quality accommodation for over 900 students. Comprising technology rich apartments with outstanding acoustic ceilings and feature walls from Knauf AMF, the... View Article

Green-tech adds a touch of green to Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall

LISTEN HERE 🔊 PROJECT: Bristo Square, McEwan Hall LOCATION: Edinburgh CLIENT: The University of Edinburgh LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Ironside Farrar Ltd LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: M W Groundworks PRODUCT/SERVICES SUPPLIED: ArborRaft Tree Pit System & Fortress Tree Grilles Bristo Square sits on part... View Article

An education in multitasking and innovation

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The iconic 8,500 square metre former Herman Miller factory on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath has been transformed into a new School of Art and Design for Bath Spa University with the... View Article

Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Figurative knots and distinctive woodgrain configurations are both authentic and much loved wood characteristics, that are admired and sought after by specifiers everywhere. This desire for irregularity and a closer affinity with nature, has led leading interior... View Article

Wetroom specialist rolls out new tile mosaic range

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Designers and developers, as well as specialist bathroom and wetroom contractors all stand to benefit from the introduction of the new Slicedstone mosaics range on a roll, launched by Marmox (UK) Ltd. in liaison with a leading... View Article

Colourful, practical door protection for Radiology Department

The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield chose Yeoman Shield fire rated door protection systems to refurbish doors in the Radiology Department. The configuration and refurbishment of the department was undertaken to improve patient flow, the overall environment and to rationalise... View Article

Eurobrick make an impression on Borough High Street

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Brick slip cladding specialists Eurobrick have been busy in South East London recently, with their approved installers working on two redevelopment projects on the same road, the busy Borough High Street. At 218-220 Borough High Street, ML... View Article

Sustainability and sound design at The Chamberlain Hotel

When interior design company Sibley Grove was appointed to re-design the public areas at The Chamberlain Hotel near Tower Hill in London, sustainability was paramount. The company ethos states that design should be a vehicle for positive change – both... View Article

SALTO access control chosen for Venture X London

SALTO Systems has been selected to provide a smart access control solution for Venture X, a modern workspace community located in Chiswick Park, West London. This business hub, with great transport links into Central London and Heathrow Airport is home... View Article

Northcot reigns ‘Supreme’ at the Brick Awards

Independent brick manufacturer Northcot Brick is celebrating a hat trick of wins at the prestigious Brick Development Association’s (BDA) Brick Awards. The company scooped the ‘Supreme Award’ for the Dorothy Garrod Building at Newnham College, Cambridge, using a bespoke Newnham... View Article