Too green to build?

So determined was a Peterborough school to gain a BREEAM Very Good rating that it had become too expensive to construct. Mark Smulian hears how the architects adapted the design Any architect in pursuit of a BREEAM rating has a formidable... View Article

Open-plan kitchens, by Simon Richmond

By Simon Richmond, managing director, Poggenpohl UK: The way we use the kitchen has changed dramatically. Once a purely practical room designed just for cooking, we now aspire to open-plan living with the kitchen, dining room and living space all... View Article

Ventrolla experts set for Royal Highland Show

Timber sash window specialists, Ventrolla, will be heading over to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh this week. From Thursday 19th until Sunday 22nd June at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, thousands of people will be flocking to the... View Article

A destination in its own right

London Heathrow Airport’s new, wave-roofed Terminal 2 building – The Queen’s Terminal – opened for business this month. Ray Philpott looks at architect Luis Vidal’s vision for this high-profile icon of air travel Architect Luis Vidal says he wants London... View Article

Door hardware – Getting the basics right

Mike Kelly, director of architectural ironmongery at Häfele UK, explains how to get the basics right when specifying door hardware: When specifying door ironmongery there are five essential elements to consider: hanging, operating, closing, locking and protecting the door. For... View Article

Seeing light – differently

There are clear benefits to using LED lighting in exterior applications but it’s important to understand how LEDs differ from traditional light sources. Terry Dean, managing director of DW Windsor, explains In the last few years, LED light sources have... View Article

London housing zones to create 50,000 new homes

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson have announced that 50,000 new homes, across twenty new housing zones, will be created in London, while visiting a prospective new zone in Enfield, North London. Housing... View Article

Standing the test of time

Richard Brown, category marketing manager at Wienerberger, explains how the versatility of clay, combined with its inherent properties, makes it an extremely viable and attractive choice for specifiers and architects Most know of the inherent solidity and security associated with the... View Article

Best Church Architecture Award open for entries

Nominations for the best new church buildings and for innovative church repair and conservation architecture are being sought for two prestigious architecture awards run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association. The Presidents’ Award New... View Article

Mick’s new role at Wilo UK

Pump manufacturer Wilo UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Mick Maddams as Key Account Manager for the southern region. Previously Mick worked within the building services-residential segment for Wilo UK and prior to that was a Contract Sales Manager... View Article

FAKRO PVC roof windows for high humidity areas

FAKRO PVC centre pivot and top hung and pivot roof windows, for bathrooms, wetrooms and areas of high humidity, are available in white, pine or golden oak. Options also include triple-glazed and conservation style windows. With its handle in the... View Article

Osmo partners with ESCO Group

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, is pleased to announce that it has formed a new partnership with ESCO Group, specialist in oak wood flooring, to supply high quality wooden flooring which has been pre-finished with Osmo Polyx®-Oil.... View Article