As Welwyn Garden City turns 100, what lessons can we take from it with the creation of new ‘Garden Cities’ planned for the Oxford , Milton Keynes to Cambridge corridor? Martin Williams, Director of Welwyn based practice Saunders discusses

Welwyn Garden City as its name suggests, is a garden city, founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City, and designed by Louis de Soissons. At the time Howard had called for... View Article

First look inside Didsbury’s newest secondary school

As most pupils across the UK take a break from the classroom, the first professional photography of South Manchester’s newest school has revealed how modern design is already impacting daily life for pupils and teachers alike. Didsbury High School, a... View Article

EnviroVent gains CIBSE accreditation for ventilation CPD

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, is celebrating its CPD (Continuous Professional Development) course: Ventilation Strategies & Best Practice Compliance becoming CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) accredited. CIBSE is a professional association offering expertise in the... View Article

Stunning FINish from Metalline

Working in close co-operation with the building envelope and facade contractor Colorminium, Metalline have produced a range of bespoke 3D twisted fins that will when complete take centre stage on the exterior of the redeveloped Minories Hotel in the City... View Article

Welcome pop ups from the Window Company (Contracts)

A new ‘phone popping’ solution, similar to the type used by doctors, schools and top restaurants to enable them to accurately identify patients, parents and even diners when they call, is enabling The Window Company (Contracts) to deliver an even... View Article

Discovering property management software

LISTEN HERE Property management software is a program made to help acquire and maintain property portfolios, which can be incredibly useful for landlords, letting agents and property managers. Jodie Deakin of Decorus for Sage explains its uses and benefits Property... View Article

Exercising fire safety with due diligence

LISTEN HERE BAFE Fire Safety Register discusses the importance of quality fire safety in housing management As we approach the third anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire, premises management teams need to fully understand their legal (and ethical) obligations... View Article

Holistic sustainability for windows or doors

LISTEN HERE Martin McCrimmon of CMS Window Systems explains why window and door specifications need to take a holistic view on sustainability for wider social and environmental benefits. The performance capabilities of today’s advanced window and door systems – when... View Article

Showering solutions

LISTEN HERE Providing the best showering solutions for refurbishments is arguably more complex than ever before, given the range of choice today. Ann Boardman of Saniflo UK explains how shower cubicles can help. Remember the days when being a student... View Article

Alternative solutions

The skills shortage has been the topic of great discussion within the construction industry for many months, with factors such as Brexit and the difficulties in attracting young recruits often thought to blame for the effect on our country’s construction... View Article

Lacking necessary bite

From David Bowen, Founder, Logicor Building regulations, the fundamental tools which help us building better, safer and more efficient homes, are undergoing a significant change. About time too. For too long they have not kept pace with changing practices and... View Article

LGA responds to government announcement on building safe

Responding to the Government’s building safety announcement, Lord Porter, the Local Government Association’s building safety spokesman, said: “Residents have a right to be safe and feel safe in their own homes. This is even more important during the current coronavirus... View Article