New little wonders from Crosswater

Small bathroom taps for smaller spaces There’s now a really big choice of compact basins for cloakrooms, small bathrooms and even twin bowl set ups – but many consumers never stop to think that to look its best, a small... View Article

World-class youth development completed at Wigan

Manchester-based building contractors, Tolent Construction, have completed the construction of the UK’s largest youth club at Wigan Youth Zone. Officially open from 8 June, the 3,400-square metre development at Mesnes Field is the latest bespoke facility in a network of... View Article

A healthy dose of Tarkett Flooring

When tasked with replacing the flooring in two respite care centres, for Ward Flooring Solutions, Tarkett was the obvious choice. The Shaw Healthcare and Kent County Council centres needed updating and, wanting to create a more homely feel, Ward Flooring... View Article

Timber Refuge highlights Timbmet’s skills

Timbmet and SmartPly recently collaborated to realise the construction of the Embassy for Refugees Pavilion, part of London’s Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2013, which coincided with the start of Refugee Week. SmartPly OSB was used as the main structure of the... View Article

Educational copper

Dudley College’s aspiration for a bold contemporary building which respects its historic town centre context is realised with completion of Dudley Evolve, characterised by horizontal copper panels from Aurubis Architectural. Metz Architects’ design is a thoroughly modern building, civic in... View Article

Carea launches new cladding colours, textures and sizes

Leading developer of facade solutions, Carea, has launched a striking new range of double fitting cladding panels that bring texture and colour to building facades. Part of the company’s Aquila range, the new panels are available in four different finishes... View Article

Crichie, Aberdeenshire – planning a great place to live

An ambitious master plan for a major new mixed development at Crichie in Aberdeenshire has been approved by Aberdeenshire Council. Environmental and engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong project managed the submission, and working alongside other consultants, drew up the plan which... View Article

Creating buildings that care about us

For the first time, building management systems now have the capability to learn and even anticipate their occupants’ needs, according to a new Royal Academy of Engineering report published today. Based on a roundtable held at the Academy, Smart Buildings:... View Article

New carpet range is top of the class

Heckmondwike FB is celebrating the huge success of its Array range of fibre bonded carpet tiles one year since its launch, which is proving a popular choice with education and commercial buildings. Renowned for its six vibrant Accent colours, Blue,... View Article

The extended lifecycle of decking

James Latham is now offering Lifecycle by UPM, a wood-plastic composite decking that has the luxurious look and feel of a real hardwood decking. However, unlike timber decking, with the minimum of maintenance, Lifecycle will continue to look good year... View Article

The future is modified

As a national distributor of the product, James Latham is seeing popularity of Accoya® – its modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified softwood – grow by the day. Accoya® is one of the most advanced wood products on the... View Article