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

Curvaceous Metalline

News that The Curve in Slough has won an LABC award in the “Best Public Building” category, has delighted Metalline who supplied a wide range of architectural aluminium fabrications on the project. At the heart of a £450m regeneration scheme,... View Article

A must-read White Paper from Reynaers highlights latest trends

Aluminium systems company Reynaers has surveyed more than 100 architectural professionals to gain a view of technology’s impact on work practices, client relationships and building design. The pace of innovative design technologies in architecture and specification has never been faster. To get... View Article

AET supplies HIU system to Hexgreave Hall

AET recently announced an exclusive distribution deal with Italian based DAE Energia; introducing heat metering solutions for residential and commercial applications. They have since secured their first order, supplying to the historical Hexgreave Hall in Nottinghamshire. Hexgreave Hall is part... View Article

Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD—The Specifier’s Choice

When specifying for a project, products that save time and face are always appreciated. Offering design flexibility, ease of installation and enabling the creation of CE marked bonded waterproofing assemblies, the versatile Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is the answer to many an architect’s... View Article

Introducing the METROPOLIS grating

Ductile iron gratings on surface water drainage channels don’t necessarily need to be utilitarian in appearance with geometric slots or meshes. Inspired by the patterns made by water flowing down a stream, the surface design of the Hauraton METROPOLIS grating... View Article

It’s Springtime… it’s time to install a green roof!

M-TRAY® sedum green roof from Wallbarn is the perfect solution All the necessary substrate, drainage and filtration elements are correctly measured and pre-loaded into the specially designed plastic module. Sedum plants are pre-grown and fully established and everything is contained.... View Article

The Newton Guide to Waterproofing is out now

Our new brochure offers everything you need to know about waterproofing to British Standard 8102:2009. Features include: An explanation of all types of waterproofing Quality 2D and 3D technical drawings Comprehensive case studies with high resolution imagery A definition of... View Article

REHAU is clear choice for iconic London hospital

Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, East London, is one of the most iconic hospitals in the UK with its Renaissance-inspired main entrance, majestic towers and tiered covered walkways. Managed by Barts Health NHS Trust, the hospital is committed to providing... View Article

GEZE’s degree of distinction

There’s a degree of distinction about Swansea University’s new student accommodation where GEZE UK is helping open doors to a new way of living on a campus by the sea. The Bay Campus, developed by St. Modwen in partnership with... View Article