Lead8 Proposes New Typology for Urban City Realms

Lead8, the international architecture and design firm, has unveiled a recent competition proposal that reimagines the relationship between local landscape and commercial development in our cities. Integrating architecture, technology and ecology, the design models an example of how urban city... View Article

What will affect house buyers & housebuilders in 2021

Andrea Fawell, Sales & Marketing Director of award-winning property developers Kebbell, tackles many of the important factors that may affect house buyers and housebuilders in 2021. Brexit We await the impact Brexit will have on the economy and what market... View Article

Is MDF Good For Furniture?

MDF has become one of the most used sheet materials for making furniture. This is because it mimics solid wood and offers a cost-effective alternative to wood. But is MDF good for furniture? To help you decide, you need to... View Article

BS 8298 updated

On 17th December 2020 BS 8298, the Standard that covers the Installation of Natural Stone Cladding and Lining was updated. It replaces the previous BS 8298 originally published in 2010. The 2010 Standard consisted of four parts. This has now... View Article

Join our CPD webinar: Safe access solutions

Join us Tuesday 26 January at 1:00 pm for our live RIBA accredited CPD seminar ‘SAFE ACCESS ALL AREAS’, hosted by our Specification Manager, Christian Baker-Smith. An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access... View Article

Long term plan needed to improve our homes, says FMB

Green home upgrades, that would improve the warmth and comfort of the nation’s homes, are being held back by the lack of a clear long-term plan from the Government, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found.... View Article

HQs into homes: a risk perspective

From Jacqueline Hughes, a senior risk analyst at risk management consultancy, Equib. Steps taken during the pandemic to deregulate the planning system have encouraged property developers to consider opportunities to re-purpose existing commercial buildings for mixed or alternative uses. As... View Article

Safe and sustainable solutions for combustible balconies

A-Rated external flooring specialists, Alfresco Floors, are set to be part of a nation-wide initiative to replace combustible balconies on high-rise residential properties with their innovative, time-saving solutions. As work gets underway to replace combustible cladding on residential buildings, high-rise... View Article