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

Landmark eco housing scheme approved for Brighton seafront

One of Britain’s biggest zero carbon schemes, PortZED, has been given planning permission by Brighton councillors despite fierce opposition from local residents. Residents claimed that building on such a high profile site on the seafront would destroy their sea views... View Article

HI-MACS® sparkles with Karim Rashid colours

Five vibrant new colours from the solid surface HI-MACS® creators LG Hausys will be fully available from the start of 2014. Strong tones and a distinctive glittering effect like a distant galaxy are the unique hallmarks of the new colours,... View Article

New College Lanarkshire awards £4.5million contract to ISG

ISG is further enhancing its reputation within the education sector following the announcement of a new £4.5million contract win at New College Lanarkshire to extend facilities at its Motherwell Campus. Within Scotland, ISG has recently converted a brace of projects... View Article

New industry partnership prolongs lifetime of luxury floorings

UK flooring manufacturer Amtico has appointed Beaver Floorcare as approved aftercare specialist for both its commercial and residential installations. The aim of the new collaboration is to maximise the longevity of Amtico’s product range. The announcement comes following an 18... View Article

A GRP building with a sedum roof? A first for Fibaform Products

Fibaform Products has just completed the successful manufacture and installation of its first GRP gatehouse complete with a living sedum roof. This environmentally focussed gatehouse was manufactured for Readie Construction on behalf of Kuehne & Nagel. The GRP gatehouse was... View Article

Raising the roof

A Grade II listed residential building in Hackney has won plaudits and attracted significant praise from residents, the public and the local council’s historic building department on its successful roof refurbishment. Marley Eternit’s Acme single camber clay plain tiles were... View Article

Inge Moore named Gold Key Designer of the Year

Inge Moore, whose name is associated with some of the most inspired hotel, restaurant and spa design of recent years, has been named the Gold Key Designer of the Year. As Principal of The Gallery HBA London, she has been... View Article

Housebuilders’ use of sustainable materials at risk, warns BWF

An alarming development in housebuilding policy could put the use of more environmentally sustainable materials such as timber at risk, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has warned. The BWF has written to the Building Regulations Minister, Stephen Williams, expressing grave... View Article

Topolski – new cafe/bar opened in an art bunker

Award-winning interior designers B3 Designers have created the interiors of newly opened cafe/bar Topolski, located in the Hungerford arches next to the South Bank Centre. The new venue replaces the former Topolski Century art bunker. With a self-supporting scaffolding structure... View Article