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Making connections

A light-filled atrium designed by Ryder Architecture is central to the Scottish Crime Campus’ bespoke facility When the Scottish government commissioned the Scottish Crime Campus, the driving purpose was to create a secure campus, which would enable closer and more joined... View Article

Art meets architecture in Mayfair

Ray Philpott looks at the unique commercial development that’s a perfect fit for London’s Savile Row, famed for its bespoke tailoring Modern office and retail buildings frequently incorporate showpiece works of public art somewhere on the premises to endow them... View Article

Village concept at heart of cancer centre

Jess Unwin reports on the new £160 million state-of-the-art facility emerging at St Guy’s Hospital in London A place less like a hospital and on a human scale – but a place that still reassures patients they’ll get the treatment... View Article

Inclusive bathrooms made easy

Ann Boardman, marketing and customer services manager at Saniflo UK, introduces the benefits of specifying inclusively designed bathrooms Today you can literally install a domestic or commercial, inclusively designed bathroom almost anywhere a water supply can reach, and all without... View Article

Think roofs, think NFRC – but what’s in it for you?

By Ray Horwood CBE, chief executive of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors In a fast-changing construction environment, it’s more important than ever that architects and specifiers keep abreast of developments within the roofing industry. From BSI British Standards to... View Article

Meet the Eco Technology experts

The third Eco Technology Show returns to the Brighton Centre on 26-27 June with over 140 exhibitors and a powerful speaker line up that offers practical information on how to install and use energy saving technology; ideal for those involved... View Article

Make a difference with beautiful balustrades

Combining low maintenance durability with safety and style is key to the success of any residential balustrades project. Nick Haughton, marketing manager at Sapphire Balustrades, looks at the latest developments to maximise aesthetic appeal and performance and highlights the use of innovative balustrade... View Article

Here comes the sun

Carrie Burton, marketing manager of National Plastics, reviews how the 2014 Budget announcements will have an affect on the housebuilding industry and the impact on rainwater goods manufacturers, installers and suppliers. There has been an undeniable buzz surrounding new build and... View Article

Shedding light on sliding doors

Sliding doors are becoming an increasingly common sight in new builds and redevelopments, with a range of systems enjoying a surge in popularity. Lili Wang, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, examines the reasons behind their use and looks at the benefits... View Article

A must-have addition to any new build

Matt Higgs, sales director for Kloeber, tells us how the concept of bifolding door systems is being increasingly embraced as more housebuilders are recognising the added value and saleability they can bring to all styles of development. Bifolding (or folding sliding)... View Article

Our survey says

Dave Osborne, technical manager for Swish Building Products explains why taking that extra five minutes to ensure an accurate site survey is more important than ever. Accuracy is crucial in keeping project costs down and downtime to a minimum; two key... View Article

CIH Conference 2014

The CIH Conference programme is taking shape, with the largest audience in recent years expected New speakers are being confirmed daily for the CIH Conference running this year from 24-26 June, with the line-up featuring a strong political focus as... View Article

Hilton wins at Waterloo

The world famous hotel chain brings one of its growing brands to London for the first time with a distinctive and handsome building, writes Ray Philpott Any brand new hotel building in London naturally tends to attract a lot of... View Article

Top marks for project to give old school new life

Jess Unwin reports on the renovation and refurbishment of a classic example of so-called 1960s brutalism architecture as classrooms are converted into loft-style apartments in the London borough of Lambeth In many ways the Baylis Old School development is a... View Article

UFH in conversion projects – the essentials

The most common question asked about the suitability of underfloor heating (UFH) in a building conversion is ‘how can we minimise the floor build up?’ This is an important area to master within a project such as an office to... View Article

Unravelling the options for cast stone specifications

There are three cast stone options available for architectural projects. Simon Scott of Haddonstone explains Cast stone is one of the most versatile building mat-erials available and, in a number of important ways, is markedly superior to quarried stone. One... View Article

Greenbuild Expo returns

With a packed conference and exhibition Greenbuild Expo returns to Manchester Central in May to highlight and promote sustainability in the built environment Greenbuild Expo takes place in Manchester on the 7 and 8 May featuring a packed conference programme... View Article
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