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Cladding comes of age

Rainscreen cladding has been put under immense scrutiny post-Grenfell. While manufacturers have worked hard to regain trust, architects have become much more sophisticated when it comes to material specification. Andy... View Article

Recycled material versus design flexibility?

Nick Haughton of Sapphire Balconies delves into the concept of ‘next generation’ manufacturing, and the need for firms to account for their recycled materials’ origin,  addressing the perceived impact on... View Article

What lies beneath?

Julian Thurbin of Wallbarn explores the key factors to consider when specifying the infrastructure beneath decking or paving that may be hidden, but is essential A well-designed, specified and installed... View Article

Ask the Architect: Jane Duncan

LISTEN HERE Former RIBA president, founder of her own practice and recipient of an OBE for diversity, Jane Duncan answers ADF’s questions about what continues to inspire her What was... View Article

A Year On: Progress on Part L, F & O

Architects’ Datafile has launched a new white paper, revisiting the updated Building Regulations Parts L, F and O. In February 2023 we surveyed architects on their knowledge and approach to... View Article
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The elephant in the roof

Paul Trace from Stella Rooflight discusses the practicalities involved in specifying large conservation rooflights We often see grand plans with expansive areas of roof glazing, as architects continue to seek... View Article

Keller Kitchens introduces bio-based kitchen

Keller has delivered a first for the kitchen market; a bio-based kitchen. enduura® is exceptional because the material used is not readily available in the market. By bringing together complementary suppliers, Keller has... View Article

Designer Contracts’ Summer six spotlight

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has announced six new Summer starters and promotions. Mathew Gregory, Matt Miles, Georgina Lee, Mark Johnston, Stephen Miles and Bradley Stone have all... View Article


Paul Trace from Stella Rooflight helps readers understanding the thermal performance (U-values) of rooflights and what to look out for in the specification process. One of the most important elements... View Article
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