Sotech’s engineeting excellence exemplified on Alan Gilbert building

The University of Manchester’s Alan Gilbert Learning Commons library building, designed by Sheppard Robson, features highly engineered Sotech-Optima FC Secret-Fix rainscreen panels finished in anodised aluminium, providing a similar appearance and reflectivity on every panel. At the administrative heart of... View Article

Merchants see strong demand for new mixed Brindle Tile

A new clay tile has proven so popular with merchants’ customers that sales have exceeded its half yearly targets in the first few months alone. Marley Eternit’s new Acme Mixed Brindle single camber clay plain tile was developed to meet... View Article

Gerflor’s Taralay Premium is “A class above its rivals”

Gerflor‘s newly improved Taralay Premium vinyl flooring is a high performance solution for heavy traffic areas in education, office, healthcare, retirement home, cinema, hotel and restaurant sectors. If the choice of 120 colours isn’t enough, designers can use the My... View Article

Wolf trusses chosen for new East Yorkshire village hall

Hull-based manufacturer, Turner Timber Frames, has provided Wolf Systems roof trusses for the construction of the new £500,000 village hall in Paull, East Yorkshire. The new lottery-funded building, designed by local architect, David Cross, replaces an old 1930s prefabricated building... View Article

Kawneer Glazing takes silver at most successful enterprise zone

Curtain walling and window vents from Kawneer feature on an EcoCampus in Glasgow. HFD Group’s EcoCampus office development, the final phase of development at Hamilton International Park, Scotland’s most successful Enterprise Zone, features glazing systems from leading architectural aluminium supplier... View Article

CE marking for the specifier

Since the 1st July 2013 CE Marking has become mandatory in the UK for all construction products, but what does this mean for the specifier? Mark Wadsworth, Operations Director of Senior Architectural Systems looks at the impact of CE marking... View Article

Steni UK announces new ownership

Steni UK, part of the leading Norwegian façade panel company, has new owners. The investment fund Accent Equity 2012 has acquired, together with Steni’s management, 100% of the shares from the company’s previous owners. Steni’s current CEO Tom Rønning and... View Article

All Hanson products CE marked

Architects can be sure that when they specify Hanson products they are all certified with the new mandatory Construction Products Regulation (CPR) CE mark. The CPR has replaced the Construction Products Directive and products covered by a harmonised European Standard,... View Article

Crossgrip safety walkway on Berlin IKEA

Crossgrip roof walkway matting, manufactured in the UK by Plastic Extruders Ltd, has been installed on the rooftop of a large Ikea store in Berlin. Without the need of any welding equipment, 700 metres were laid in only one day... View Article

Sky’s the limit for Johnstone’s and Cousins

Leading paint manufacturer Johnstone’s has reached new heights after its products were used throughout the new £45 million security section of Gatwick Airport’s south terminal. As the second largest airport in London, Gatwick handles over 34 million passengers a year... View Article