Stannah Lifts – maximising educational access for all

Stannah Lifts has carried out a major turnkey lift refurbishment on behalf of Hall Green Secondary School, a co-educational Academy in Birmingham with a reputation for inclusion. Located in Southam Road in south Birmingham, Hall Green Secondary School has 900... View Article

Uniform sets up UK company for composite windows

Following some 25 years of successful business in Italy and mainland Europe, the composite window specialist Uniform has set up a UK subsidiary Uniform Architectural Ltd in Bristol. Directors Chris Dixon, Adrian Youd and Matteo Giaretta all have long experience... View Article

Resin bound brings cheer to school playground in Hull

Gillshill Primary School in Hull has had its playground resurfaced and enhanced with the application of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing by Route One Highways. Architect Adrian Richmond of the NPS Group chose three shades of aggregate to create an inviting... View Article

Kemperol delivers a factory finish

The advanced chemistry of Kemper System’s innovative Kemperol V210 cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane will help ensure efficient manufacture of fluorochemicals and fluoropolymer materials thanks to a roof refurbishment project at AGC Chemicals in Lancashire. AGC Chemicals is one of the... View Article

New guidance on U-value calculations for roofs

Roof insulation manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new guide on making U-value calculations for inverted flat roofs. Authored by Dr Steve Johnson, Technical Manager for the STYROFOAM and XENERGY extruded polystyrene producer, the paper outlines key considerations to... View Article

Heradesign Fins by Knauf AMF are creative to the core

Global advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London HQ has been redesigned and refurbished from a conventional office layout into an inspiring and welcoming open plan studio space designed for creativity. Central to the redesign is a triple height studio... View Article

New Gerflor product book identifies future-proof floors

International vinyl and linoleum flooring specialist Gerflor is launching a new guide to its best-selling ranges to help architects, specifiers, end users and contractors pinpoint the right product for their project building needs. Valid until the end of 2014, the... View Article

Dishwashing is black or white

Amica has added a new range of freestanding dishwashers to its line-up of feature-rich home appliances. As Poland’s leading home appliance manufacturer and one of Europe’s fastest growing, Amica is rapidly increasing its business here in the UK; building on... View Article

Taking care of your chimney liner

The latest in the series of technical tips from the experts at Specflue focuses on the traditional and important theme of the “safe and sound” maintenance of chimney liners and for easy reading is set out as a succinct set... View Article

Hunter Douglas shutter systems helps scheme buck the trend

The striking Ixia development in London’s Shoreditch has bucked a sales trend by proving an instant hit with buyers, thanks to the scheme’s innovative design and in part to the bespoke Hunter Douglas shutter system. Whilst the London property market... View Article

Adopting a new approach for foul & surface water sewers

New legislation scheduled for later this year will demand a new approach from house builders, ground workers and contractors when it comes to the design, planning and installation of foul water & surface water sewer systems. Terry Hill, Technical Support... View Article

A ray of hope for the “death-ray” building

A London skyscraper – nicknamed ‘The Walkie Talkie’ – which unwittingly projected scorching sunbeams onto the streets below has highlighted the need for city planners to use a “plug-in” tool pioneered by a Birmingham City University-led consortium. The European-wide KIC-Transitions... View Article

Metal Technology hits the heights at Olympic Way

Metal Technology has supplied its innovative architectural aluminium products on one of London’s tallest buildings. Designed by Hunt Thompson and built by main contractor Donban, the new 4 star, 20 storey, 235 bedroom Park Inn Hotel and 158 apartment building... View Article

Durapipe HTA settles into new apartments in Reading

Durapipe HTA pipework has been installed into a range of new-build apartments on an exclusive housing development in Reading. A David Wilson Homes development, Portman Square is situated within the city centre and is made up of two, three and... View Article

Welsh slate helps to rebuild earthquake city

The roofs of two historic buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand, are being renovated with Welsh Slate. The first of five containers of Welsh Slate is due to arrive shortly in New Zealand to help in what is dubbed as one... View Article