History provides a future for the retired

Instead of a shining new development for the retired, Anchor Trust and English Care Village Partnerships are using design to invent a history for an assisted living development in Hampshire, as Steve Menary reports. Ensuring good design can be achieved... View Article

Inspired by natural systems

Ventilated façades have been around for a long time. In traditional Scandinavian housing, for example, an air gap was included between the timber external wall and the internal wall, as a way of preventing these soft wood structures from rotting... View Article

Titan in its tomb

The country’s second largest ever concrete pour was needed to create a building for Cambridge’s materials scientists in which vibration could be kept to a minimum. Mark Smulian reports. It must have been a remarkable sight when 120 lorries drove... View Article

New one-stop shop for niche architectural supplies

Specialist engineering and architectural suppliers, Woodwood Group, has announced a major restructuring of their business to take place on 22 April 2014. From that date, customers who would previously have ordered products from Woodwood Door Controls, FASS Security and Cloakroom... View Article

IBI Nightingale’s Community Hospital rises from floods

Cockermouth’s local residents have started to benefit from their brand new Community Hospital and Health Centre in the heart of Cumbria, signalling new beginnings for a recovering community. On the afternoon of Thursday 19th November 2009, the rivers Derwent and... View Article

TeploTie Insulating Wall Ties

Ancon’s range of low thermal conductivity wall ties minimise heat loss through thermal bridging, improving the energy efficiency of a masonry cavity wall. The use of these ties can reduce insulation depth and wall footprint. In addition to a number... View Article