BIM – business enabler or technology red herring?

The government’s decision to require that all suppliers involved in public sector construction projects use Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and techniques by 2016 makes sense. This should help drive improvements in value and performance, whilst supporting environmental commitments by... View Article

Signbox respond to Skype call for digital glazing graphics

Signbox has successfully completed an extensive signage project for the stylish new London offices of Microsoft subsidiary Skype that now occupy 90,000 sq ft over three refurbished floors of Waterhouse Square, Holborn; the gothic landmark considered one of London’s most... View Article

First affordable homes completions at Arncott

Sanctuary Group is celebrating the handover of the first rented units to be completed at a development in the Oxfordshire village of Arncott, just south of Bicester. The leading housing and care provider is delivering a total of 19 new... View Article

Ball race butt hinge by SIMONSWERK

The latest product from the SIMONSWERK range of brass hinges is the new 76mm x 50mm 1510 which has button tips as standard and a weight carrying capacity of 40kg per door when three hinges are fitted. Ideal for internal... View Article

Over and out…

Pentair Thermal Management has recently been specified to provide its Raychem Winterguard frost protection and HWAT water temperature maintenance system to 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie). The building’s hot water services are based in a hybrid system with recirculated... View Article

SuperQuilt from YBS Insulation

SuperQuilt is a very flexible, easy to fit, multilayer insulation that offers tremendous thermal benefits. Thermal testing to EN16012 confirms high core thermal resistance of 1.52m²K/W. Due to the special composition of multi-layers of insulation SuperQuilt effectively deals with all... View Article

JB Kind’s 2014 Door Collection

JB Kind’s 2014 Door Collection is packed full of exclusive designs. From cutting edge contemporary to stunningly stylish, you will be able to find something to suit your project and budget. With nearly 200 doors, including an incredible 39 new... View Article

ShowerSelect concealed thermostat sets

As part of the innovative Select programme from Hansgrohe, the new ShowerSelect concealed thermostat sets make selecting and turning the different functions on and off both intuitive and pleasing: with the simple push of a button. There are no complex... View Article

Benefits of switching to LED

LEDs are fast becoming the first choice for lighting due to their well-documented energy saving properties and affordability. LED manufacturer MHA Lighting, based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, has built up a portfolio of blue chip commercial clients and public sector... View Article

Levolux gets on top in New York

Dating back to 1842, Topping Rose House hotel in Bridgehampton, New York, now boasts a new ‘studio’ building and four luxury cottages, all equipped with an attractive Timber Fin solar shading and screening solution from Levolux. The beautifully restored Greek... View Article

Urban Front fully automated bi-fold garage doors

Featured this month is this new installation in Jersey of fully automated bi-fold garage doors. These come with flush construction, a pedestrian access option, matching designs to front doors and the same features as our front doors with steel reinforcement,... View Article