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Whole earth approach

A new district has been created near Montpellier that brings together 400 homes of different tenures, in a holistic design that helps buildings blend into a former quarry site. Jack... View Article

Playing partner

When it was commissioned to double the size of an established golf resort with ambitions to host the Ryder Cup, architects ReardonSmith paid sympathetic tribute to the original historic manor... View Article

The enduring warmth of wood

Katherine Mathews of Kährs UK explains why engineered wood comes out on top for a great looking, hard wearing floor covering that can offer the ‘human touch’ to interiors Despite... View Article

Behind the headlines

Mark Blewitt of ESEE explains why environmental issues attributed to wood burning stoves are not as straightforward as they seem, and the impact of a new eco standard It is... View Article

Pushing the envelope with future facades

Aliva UK’s James Ormerod reports on how, while trends in facades are ever changing, environmental standards and end user demands call for new materials, fixing systems and different approaches, but... View Article

Roofing elements of designing to Passivhaus

As designing to the Passivhaus standard continues to grow in popularity, not only for residential builds but also increasingly for commercial constructions, architect Nicolas Tye shares insights on the specific... View Article

Ask the Architects

Leading female UK architects share their experiences of being a woman in the profession, and the challenges that still exist for achieving gender diversity. Participants: Sadie Morgan, co-founder, dRMM Architects; Jane... View Article

Exhibitors and experts set to inspire

Grand Designs Live will be back at Birmingham’s NEC from 10 -14 October as part of UK Construction Week, providing everything self-builders need for their project, all under one roof.... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Door closer enhances fire safety

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers tick all the right boxes when it comes to fire safety and are particularly suitable for social housing applications. Powermatics carry... View Article

Hidden benefits for hotel interiors

Powermatic door closers deliver outstanding performance in fire resistance and accessibility, but it is their concealment that brings a host of benefits for hotel projects, making them the specifier’s choice... View Article

Aico launches first combined Heat & CO alarm

Aico has launched its first combined Heat & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm. The new Ei3028 from Aico, the UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide detection, is the company’s first ever mains powered Multi-Sensor Heat & CO Alarm.... View Article

The show that’s got decorating covered

On November 27th and 28th, the decorating trade will convene at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena for the 2018 National Painting and Decorating Show. For professional decorators, contractors, merchants and stockists, this... View Article

Breathing Buildings Welcomes BB101 2018

Breathing Buildings, the UK’s leading provider of controlled hybrid ventilation systems, has welcomed the 2018 edition of BB101: Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools. Published... View Article

Imperial Bricks launches new Brick Tile range

Imperial Bricks has launched a range of traditional and contemporary Brick Tiles as an addition to their ever-growing range of traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks. The Brick Tiles... View Article

Combi-repair kit – from FLAMCO

The Flamco T-plus is a key part of the Combi Repair Kit from FLAMCO. Replacement expansion vessels in combis can be expensive and few contractors will carry all the spare... View Article

The greener gas

Calor explains the benefits of using new, renewable BioLPG in your rural selfbuild home. If you’re building on or looking for a plot that has no access to mains gas,... View Article

The Vision Trimline Collection

The Vision Trimline range is designed with the specific purpose of recreating the desire to use a fireplace as the central focal point of our living space. Launched in 2014... View Article
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