Ancon updates technical literature with CE mark

Stainless steel fixings specialist, Ancon Building Products, has updated its technical literature to highlight the products that now carry CE Marking under the Construction Products Regulation. The new Ancon publications, which can now be downloaded from, or are available... View Article

Hall & Woodhouse shortlisted for Design Awards

Hall & Woodhouse Portishead has been shortlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2013. The pub-restaurant, which was designed by Mackenzie Wheeler Architects & Designers and is built from recycled shipping containers, has been shortlisted in the pub category.... View Article

Construction expert warns of ‘skills time bomb’

A construction expert has warned of a ‘skills time bomb’ waiting to explode if the industry does not start looking to the future. Rob Leslie, a course leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon... View Article

Crittall’s galvanizing know-how wins plaudits

Leading steel window manufacturer Crittall has had its expertise in ‘Duplex ‘galvanizing protection -where paint is factory applied as a topcoat to a galvanized product -recognised with an award from The Galvanizers Association. Crittall won ‘ Best Duplex ‘ in... View Article

Metal Technology issues guides to CE marking

Architectural aluminium systems manufacturer Metal Technology has issued comprehensive guidance for its customers on CE marking. Available for download from the company’s website, the guide is intended for manufacturers who make curtain walling, external windows and doors but excludes fire... View Article

EAST Hotel recognised at the HA+D Awards

Benoy is proud to announce that its first hotel in Asia, EAST Hotel in Beijing, has won the Hospitality Architecture and Design (HA+D) ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in Hotel Interior Design. The HA+D Awards, an international program celebrating excellence in hospitality... View Article

Metal suspended ceiling systems from Burgess Architectural Products

Burgess Architectural Products (Burgess AP) is a UK market leading manufacturer of metal suspended ceiling systems based in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Widely specified in office, education, healthcare and retail construction, Burgess provide designers with a complete range of standard and bespoke... View Article

Renson® linius® type l.050w weather louvre

The new RENSON® Linius® L.050W high performance weather louvre allows architects and constructors to create aesthetically elegant louvre façades with excellent weather protection and still allowing excellent ventilation. This HEVAC tested louvre system achieves class A2 with intake suction velocities... View Article

400 kg. That’s heavy, isn’t it?

Of course, you’ve guessed we’re about to talk about some hardware that can carry a door of that weight. It’s called Patio Life. Impressive? Sure. But what’s in it for you? How does it offer you more selling power? After... View Article

IDG wins £8.5Million second phase at Mill O’Mans

Following the successful completion of the first phase of Home Scotland’s £multi-million regeneration project at Mill O’Mains in Dundee, ISG has been instructed to undertake the second phase of the development, which represents a further investment of £8.5million by the... View Article

Correct specifying for heavy traffic tiling

The BAL CPD Seminar, ‘Specifying tiling in heavily trafficked areas,’ gives architects confidence in specifying for any tiling project where traffic levels mandate high durability. It is fully approved for CPD by RIBA and can be booked at The... View Article

Simple changing places

National Building Specification (NBS) specification of, and architectural drawings for, ‘state-of-the-art’ accessible toilets is simplified with a new facility. The National Building Specification (NBS) service has used expertise from Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s leading disabled toileting solutions provider, to add a... View Article

Golden gromit built with BAL

Renowned mosaicist Julie Vernon has created a sculpture with a difference: a giant golden Gromit. The piece is part of an unusual public exhibition in Bristol – and Julie has thanked BAL for its contribution. She said, “This was my... View Article

£10Million development completed in Runcorn

Residents have already started to move in to new homes in Runcorn after a three year regeneration project is completed. Woodland Walk, Runcorn has been transformed from a 1960’s eyesore thanks to a £10million investment from Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT)... View Article