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Kawneer helps Tonbridge School build on its literary history

Two new extensions to Tonbridge School’s Smythe Library feature Kawneer glazing systems. Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for the most significant external change to the £3.6 million refurbishment of a library at one of Kent’s most prestigious independent boys’ schools.... View Article

Creating safe and robust waterproofing solutions for structures

Delta Membrane Systems’ Christopher Burbridge explores the challenges and complexities around delivering waterproofing design solutions The basis of waterproofing structures is to stop water ingress, reduce risk and prolong the lifetime of a structure, whether upgrading existing basement rooms, waterproofing... View Article

NHBC agrees to pay for cladding removal

A significant move forward in dealing with the removal of Grenfell style cladding from private tower blocks has been taken with the National House Building Council agreeing to pay for remediation works at the New Capital Quay complex in Greenwich.... View Article

House extensions to cost more after Brexit

Homeowners have been warned that the cost of extending their houses could rocket due to Brexit as a lack of skilled foreign workers causes insurers to increase the price of premiums. Experts from ConstructionInsure.co.uk claim high stamp duty rates and house prices... View Article

Refresh outdoors spaces with porcelain pavers

When space is at a premium, it’s imperative to utilise each square metre to its absolute best. Situated in North and West London, two separate residential apartments received the Surface 360 touch by turning their shabby looks, into a contemporary... View Article

Bamboo pavilion uses innovative construction technique

Part of the Rencontres d’Arles festival, CONTEMPLATION is a hybrid initiative combining photography, architecture, and music. Photographs by Buddhist monk and thinker Matthieu Ricard are displayed in a setting especially conceived for the project: a unique 1,000 square metre pavilion made of bamboo.... View Article

Integrated piping system an ideal solution for modern construction

A highly efficient pipework system from leading manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire, has delivered infinite benefits to endless modern construction projects across the UK, including a recent project by Scottish company Arc-Tech. The £2.8m contract to construct the Hawkshead Centre was carried out on... View Article

Ravatherm UK boosts eco-credentials of POLYFOAM™ XPS

RAVATHERM UK has boosted the environmental credentials of its POLYFOAM™ extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation, achieving a BRE Certified Green Guide rating of A+ for all products manufactured at its Hartlepool factory. The certification adds to a series of independent accreditations,... View Article

Rehau checks in for holiday inn refurb

REHAU’s slimline PVC trunking has been chosen for two major room refurbishment projects for the Holiday Inn hotels in Southampton and Reading. The premier cable management solution was specified for the hotels by Haddow Electrical, who required high quality, robust... View Article

Building a better-informed future at the Build Show 2018

Construction output is reportedly on the rise again, but risks from the economic uncertainty around Brexit, post-Grenfell regulatory changes and the well-documented skills shortages in building trades are raising a lot of questions about the future for the construction industry.... View Article

Hydrotherapy with a difference

The benefits of hydrotherapy are being delivered in style, at home, with developments at Closomat. Britain’s brand leader in enabled toileting has, in its latest Asana unit, combined a series of wellness functions, which can be selected depending on each... View Article

A Toast to Scottish Architectural Excellence

GEZE UK raised a glass to toast Scottish Architectural Excellence when it sponsored the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards Dinner for the fourth consecutive year. Twelve award winners were revealed at the prestigious black-tie event which took... View Article
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