Simpson Strong Tie releases updated fixings catalogue

Industry leader, Simpson Strong-Tie has released an updated version of its Fixings Catalogue which includes full details of its new improved Quik Drive® collated screw system plus the latest addition to its fixing range the LDST. Everything from decking, drywalling,... View Article

ISG takes £6.1million Wigan Town Hall Restoration

ISG is preferred contractor for a £6.1million project to restore and conserve the historic Grade II listed Town Hall in Wigan, Greater Manchester, and remodel the interior space to create a more practical, efficient and modern working environment for council... View Article

IFOY Award 2013: Crown has just the right (system) solution

Crown has been presented with the prestigious IFOY Award in the Forklift Truck Solutions category. Sponsored by the VDMAMaterials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association, the competition’s independent jury of internationally respected journalists were impressed by the way Crown’s InfoLink® fleet... View Article

Curcuit of Wales outline planning sucess

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council has approved the outline planning application for the £280million Circuit of Wales motor sport project in the heart of the South Wales valleys. The application was coordinated by Powell Dobson Urbanists on behalf of the... View Article

Plans for 333 new homes in peckham approved

Proposals for a new development of 333 new homes in Peckham by Notting Hill Housing (NHH) have been approved by Southwark Council. Situated on a derelict brownfield site, close to the town centre, the new development will include 117 new... View Article

Morgan Sindall to build new Bodmin cycle hub

Visitors will soon be able to enjoy a new £1.2million café and cycle hire facilities at the National Trust Lanhydrock property, near Bodmin. The buildings for the Cycle Hub, which are being built by leading construction and infrastructure company Morgan... View Article

Wales coast path wins UK’s premier planning award

Running 870 miles around the coast of Wales, from Chepstow in the south to Chester in the north, the Wales Coast Path is the overall winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence, the premier awards... View Article

Hilson Moran appointed to Royal Albert Docks masterplan

Leading, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has been appointed as the MEP and energy consultant on the Royal Albert Docks masterplan, situated in the heart of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, east of the City of London. Owned by... View Article

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