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A hotel fit for a super-hero

Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens is a superhero of many an architect so it’s perhaps fitting that one of his buildings is being reinvented in the centre of Manchester under the name of Hotel Gotham. Jess Unwin reports The Art Deco... View Article

A grand vision for the Ashton Gate transformation

When Bristol City FC owner Steve Lansdown visited Barcelona, he had a vision. Lansdown was not taken just by the club’s iconic Nou Camp stadium, but the plethora of sports clubs that made up Barcelona, which he wants to recreate... View Article

Selecting the correct stone

Stone Federation explores a range of points including the latest CE Marking legislation that affords architects with the information they need to ensure that the right material is chosen for the right application The process of selecting the correct stone... View Article

Creative heating solutions

David Simoes, brand manager at Zehnder Commercial, explores the radical changes to the landscape for heating and cooling products over the past decade Over the past decade the landscape for heating and cooling products has radically changed. With continued investment... View Article

Window specification – time to take a new view?

Set against a backdrop of stringent sustainability requirements and costly energy bills, specifiers are increasingly looking at new ways of designing projects that can help save both money and the environment.  Mark Wadsworth, managing director of Senior Architectural Systems explains... View Article

Wall protection is no longer just 50 shades of grey

Sally Moores, marketing manager at Yeoman Shield, explains how the practical necessity of a wall protection system can go hand in hand with the aesthetics of interior design Installing a wall protection system, be it protection panels, corner angles, rails... View Article

All the fun of the Trade Fair!

It’s just a couple of months before PLANTWORX construction equipment machinery exhibition throws open its doors to construction industry professionals.  The PLANTWORX team is in top gear and going at full throttle in preparation for the forthcoming show at Bruntingthorpe... View Article

KBB at May Design Series 2015

Returning to London for its third edition in 2015, the May Design Series showcases 500 of the best international and British brands across five sectors: Furniture, KBB, Lighting, Decor and DX, a pavilion focused upon the use of new technologies... View Article

Home defence force: effective flood defence measures explained

Housebuilders and developers can keep the planning authorities happy and homeowners reassured by adopting simple, cost effective mitigation measures to both new builds or as ‘retrofits’ to existing properties, explains Frank Kelly, the founder of UK Flood Barriers After experiencing... View Article

Creating protection against climate change

Something affecting everyone is climate change, the resulting increased rainfall and subsequent flooding.  The Pitt Review into the summer 2007 floods found that more than two thirds of the 57,000 homes affected were flooded by surface water runoff, not overflowing... View Article

How to ensure fire door compliance

When it comes to fitting a fire door, it is important to ensure it provides the highest levels of protection and meets fire door regulations. To guarantee this, there are a number of factors that need to be considered including... View Article

Accessing disabled needs

By Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Clos-o-Mat, supplier of toilet solutions for disabled and elderly people By 2030, one in three people in the UK will be aged over 55. Already, some 11 million people are registered disabled, and the... View Article

Social standards

Design standards for affordable housing in London often clash with what has been approved during planning. To avoid costly redesigns, Simon Hansard of Ashby Design says planners and developers must consider these standards at the very outset of a project... View Article

Las Iguanas restaurant, Woking

The idea of simply putting down a few packing cases and creating a bar would not last long with the planning authorities in the UK, but at the latest Las Iguanas restaurant opening in Woking that was exactly the feel... View Article

Commercial flooring gets creative

With a wide variety of building materials in a multitude of effects and colours at an architect’s disposal, commercial vinyl flooring has had to evolve into not only a high performance product but also a design-led flooring option worthy of... View Article

6 months to go…

On 1st October this year, the Scottish Government will implement the next step in its move towards near net zero carbon buildings. The biggest changes are for new domestic and non-domestic buildings and these once again make the performance of... View Article

Zinc – extending the boundaries of facade design

Rolled zinc continues to be used more and more as a key feature of the building envelope, with new build and refurbishment projects of enormous diversity providing widespread evidence of its resurgence, writes VM Zinc Traditional facade systems have to... View Article
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