Focus SB and Dimming

When customers choose Focus SB they frequently look for dimming solutions. Focus SB supply conventional rotary dimmers in single and multi-gang configurations. Also available are our ‘Solo’ remote ‘in-line’ dimming modules that utilize push-button-dimmer switches, dolly switches and bell pushes.... View Article

Third CDL Handbook is published

Constructive Details Limited (CDL), a joint venture by the BBA and Robust Details Ltd (RDL), has launched its third handbook of masonry detail junctions developed for the Aircrete Products Association whose members include H+H UK, Hanson, Quinn Lite and Thomas... View Article

SuDS at school

The trade association Interpave has published a case study exploring how a new, award-winning school in Kidderminster takes an exemplary approach to sustainable drainage, with a SuDS scheme – incorporating concrete block permeable paving – integral to the project from... View Article

Copper at the Seaside

Wilkinson Eyre Architects’ recently completed Splashpoint Leisure Centre in Worthing is clad in Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis Architectural and red cedar – a palette of self-finished, natural materials selected to age gracefully and withstand the aggressive conditions of its... View Article

Construction begins on Suzhou Sports Park, China

Construction has begun on a multi-function sports and leisure facility located within Suzhou Industrial Park in China. Mott MacDonald is providing building services, energy planning and LEED green building consultancy services to Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Industry Development Co. Ltd... View Article

Plans fit for a King Street approved

Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council’s planning applications committee gave the green light for the £150million regeneration scheme, from King Street Developments Hammersmith Ltd (KSD) – a joint venture between Helical Bar plc and Grainger plc, at a meeting on 12th... View Article

Residential safety updated

The latest issue of ‘Residential Safety Update’ – looking in-depth at topical issues surrounding fire and carbon monoxide safety in housing – has just been published by Kidde Fyrnetics, the world’s largest smoke, heat and CO alarm manufacturer. Intended for... View Article

Turn over a new leaf from Hunter

Rainwater systems blocked with leaves and other debris could be a thing of the past, thanks to Hunter’s new Outlet Leaf Guard, the latest addition to its unrivaled range of PVC-U rainwater products. It is a doddle to install and... View Article

New home registrations continue to move upwards

According to NHBC (National House Building Council) new home registrations in the UK in the third quarter of 2013 revealed a 19% increase compared to the same period last year. In total 33,573 new homes were registered between July and... View Article

Floating staircases in Central London

CANAL Architectural create a grand entrance for a Central London penthouse with two floating cantilever staircases leading the way to stunning views. With a brief to produce high end, contemporary access for the multi-storey penthouse, CANAL used their knowledge and... View Article

Getting best value from your LED manufacturer

The lighting market is moving fast and pressure is increasing to ditch traditional fluorescents and make the switch to energy-efficient lighting such as LEDs. With building lighting representing 15 to 19 per cent of total global energy consumption, it clearly... View Article