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Consent secured on phase two at the Timberyard Deptford

Leading international property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has secured consent for its latest phase at The Timberyard Deptford, for the company’s first Build to Rent scheme in the area, designed by Hawkins\Brown Architects. The reserved matters approval for Phase Two of the... View Article

Using waste to save energy

At a time when the world’s mountain of discarded single use plastic is reaching unacceptable proportions, Eden Renewable Innovations Ltd, makers of Thermafleece, have created SupaSoft Insulation, a safe, sustainable, non-itch insulation made with more than 95 per cent recycled polyester... View Article

Richard Reeve to take Axim to new heights

TPG, The Parkside Group Limited is pleased to announce that Richard Reeve, Sales Director will be exclusively looking after one of its major divisions, Axim Architectural Hardware. Richard has been with TPG for 15 years and is excited to take... View Article

It’s time to upgrade

Revised regulations in England for septic tanks discharging to watercourses will be introduced in 2020. Andrew Baird of wastewater specialist WPL explains how this will affect self-builders with onsite treatment, and when they will need to upgrade Homeowners using off-mains... View Article

Research into construction apprenticeships reveals that perceptions of construction are improving but academic maths and English skills are a barrier to entry

Leading UK housebuilder Redrow’s second annual research report, Building better apprenticeships: Delivering skills to drive UK productivity, has discovered that the perception of construction as an apprenticeship pathway has improved with a 14 per cent increase (62 per cent) of young people considering a... View Article

A solid future for rainscreen

Andy Noble of CD (UK), the distributor of Corian in the UK and Ireland, investigates a relatively new solution for ventilated facades which offers fascinating possibilities. Meeting a set of challenging demands for the building envelope, from aesthetics to thermal... View Article

Small but essential elements of envelope design

Andy Stolworthy of SFS explains why the choice of roofing and cladding fasteners, as well as the rainscreen support system itself, is fundamental to the long term performance of a building envelope. Despite being relatively small elements within a project,... View Article

Tackling local issues for airtightness compliance

As Building Regulations have imposed ever-tougher energy performance criteria on the building envelope, the significance of localised areas of reduced insulation or thermal bridging leading to air leakage has become even more crucial. A. Proctor Group reports. The energy consumed... View Article

Create your ‘ideal home’ with X-Wood cladding

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce another collaboration with the Ideal Home Show and Off Site Factory Homes. Working with the designers of this year’s show Freefoam X-Wood Urban cladding has been used to stunning effect on the prestigious... View Article

Get instant access to your essentials

Snickers’ new ALLROUND Tool Vest is the ultimate in tool-carrying technology. Versatile and adjustable, the ergonomic design features a wide range of hard-wearing pockets for a variety of tools fixings and accessories. It’s lightweight, hard-wearing, comfortable and easy to keep... View Article

Hambleside Danelaw launches 2 new Tile Vents

The Double Slip Tile Vent has been designed to incorporate small cuts of clay or concrete machine / handmade plain tiles at high or low level as an alternative to ridge or eaves ventilation. Available in Black. The Double Plain... View Article

Specifying wood floor finishes

For architects involved in the specification of new wood floors or refurbishment projects, Bona offers a 40 minute seminar entitled “Specification of Finishes and Maintenance Products for Wooden Floors”. Covering three main areas, Preventative Maintenance looks at design issues covering... View Article

RIBA CPDs to boost your basement waterproofing knowledge

As a RIBA CPD Provider, Triton offers six RIBA approved seminars on various aspects of structural waterproofing, watertight concrete construction and green roof construction. Choose from New Build & Existing Basement Waterproofing, New Build Basement Waterproofing, Waterproofing Concrete Structures below... View Article
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