Knauf grows ready-mixed and spray range with Sheetrock

Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is now offering the Sheetrock range of ready-mixed jointing compounds and spray fi nishing plasters, along with the Tuff Hide primer/surface, following its acquisition of USG Corporation’s... View Article

Slough Borough Council grants go ahead for Slough regeneration

Slough Borough Council has granted detailed planning consent, subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement, to Countryside Properties working with Catalyst Housing, Slough Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, for the regeneration of the Britwell estate... View Article

First look: LDA Design’s Gorky Park transformation

The now approved strategy and masterplan for the multi-million pound transformation of Moscow’s Gorky Park has been prepared by LDA Design – the independent design, environment and energy consultancy that won the international tender to redesign the historic 300 acre... View Article

Pennine Stone expands to open new office in Preston

Pennine Stone, the UK’s leading supplier of cast stone to the house building and construction sectors, has expanded to open a new office in Preston to service clients in the North West. The office will be the base for Mike... View Article

Architect defends ‘too-fast’ swimming pool

The architect behind one of the UK’s quickest swimming pools says comments that the pool is ‘too fast’ are amongst the best compliments he could possibly receive. British Swimming’s head coach Bill Furniss this week claimed Sheffield’s Ponds Forge pool... View Article

New towel rail products join Stelrad portfolio

Stelrad Radiators has unveiled two stunning additions to its collection of towel rails – range extensions to existing radiator designs. Available now from Stelrad Radiator stockists around the country are the Caliente and Concord towel rails, both high quality exquisite... View Article

New guide from Simpson Strong-Tie provides installation help

Simpson Strong Tie, world leader in connectors for the construction industry, has compiled a new Installation Guide to help building designers and carpenters use its extensive range more efficiently and correctly. Available as a download in PDF format, the comprehensive... View Article

New photorealism replacing architects’ floor plans

Computer-generated images of new homes and apartments, and retail and office complexes surround us on our daily journeys through the city. They’re often in newspaper and magazine adverts and on billboards placed by developers to inform the public, articulate ideas... View Article

Why fit plastic gutters when you can fit Rainline?

Outperforming plastic gutter systems in every respect – Rainline steel gutters and downpipes from Lindab offer minimal movement and UV stability, they will not crack, fade or leak, are highly resistant to corrosion and virtually maintenance free. Quick and easy... View Article

Stelrad swings into action!

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has introduced its brand new, curved vertical premium panel radiator to the UK market – the Stelrad Swing. The new model is based on Stelrad’s extremely popular Compact Vertex radiator but sees the addition of... View Article

Zinc overlapping panel alternative to timber shiplap

The VMZINC 200 Overlapping Panel system provides the ideal alternative to conventional shiplap timber cladding, as zinc does not lose its colour, corrode or need regular maintenance. Panels are available in 2 and 3 metres lengths, are 200mm wide and... View Article