Mayor approves plans to build 1,000 homes in Islington

Plans to build almost 1,000 homes in Islington have been approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The Mayor ‘called-in’ the City Forum development on City Road in December 2013 after officers from Islington Council refused the application. Since... View Article

AkzoNobel makes unprecedented investment in trade brands

AkzoNobel has announced a record investment in its trade paint brands, as part of its commitment to reinvigorating the painting and decorating industry. The £12 million investment will include a striking new appearance for Dulux Trade, including new look metal... View Article

NIA members receive support in maximising business opportunities

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is a leading trade body in the Insulation Industry representing manufacturers, system providers and installers of cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, including external, internal and hybrid systems, loft/roof insulation and draught proofing. There are still millions of un-insulated properties in the UK... View Article

Levolux walks on the wild side

WWF-UK recently moved from its base in Godalming, to its new home in Woking, Surrey. Known as the Living Planet Centre, the landmark building, with its distinctive arching roof, boasts a fully automated, internal Solar Shading solution from Levolux. The two-storey, 39,557... View Article

Longevity and sustainability found in low to mid-rise buildings

Low and mid-rise buildings cost considerably less to construct and maintain over their life-cycle, with evidence showing that such housing has more longevity than a high-rise housing solution, according to Nigel Franklin, Partner at property and construction consultancy, calfordseaden LLP... View Article

Tarkett flooring put to the toughest test

Great flooring deserves perfect cleaning – and now Tarkett’s products are going under the spotlight in a new national showcase for innovative cleaning. The company has teamed up with cleaning experts Scot Young Research (SYR) Resilient to provide all the... View Article

InSinkErator® extends campaigning to social media

InSinkErator®, the global leader in food waste disposers, and a major player in steaming hot water taps, is extending its online campaign strategy to include the use of social media. To celebrate the launch of the new social media venture... View Article

SPAB Scholars hit the conservation trail

There is no parallel in the architectural conservation world to the annual SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) Lethaby Scholarship. The four newest recruits to this long-established training scheme for young architectural and building professionals now join a... View Article