SBS delivers new energy efficiency scheme in Middlesbrough

In February, Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd began enabling works on a new social housing scheme in Redcar, in preparation for installing external wall insulation to 92 occupied homes. It is acting on behalf of Beyond Housing, following a successful... View Article

Strengthening of Senior Team at National Home Builder

Keepmoat Homes, the UK’s leading partnership home builder has announced a strengthening of its senior team with the promotion of a new Chief Executive and appointment of a new Group Production Director. Tim Beale, who joined Keepmoat Homes in 2017... View Article

Why concrete remains a rock-solid design choice

Dr Bill Price of Tarmac Cement discusses why concrete is increasingly popular with architects for its aesthetic as well as practical characteristics An ever-popular material for construction, concrete is seeing a new wave of usage and innovation, thanks to both... View Article

Smart homes means secure homes

Mark Carey of Salto Systems discusses how technology is now laying the foundation for the creation of truly smart homes when it comes to security Still thinking in terms of keys and locks when it comes to security for your... View Article

Expand your mind

Adrian Walker of Sundolitt discusses why specifiers should consider expanded polystyrene as a versatile as well as sustainable material for landscaping applications Weighing only 1 per cent of the weight of traditional fill, expanded polystyrene (EPS) is continuing to prove... View Article

The offsite route to accessibility

Chris Sutton from On the Level discusses the challenge of delivering accessible living for an ageing population, and the benefits of offsite bathroom construction One of our greatest societal challenges is how we meet the needs of an ageing population.... View Article

Turning the sound down

As higher density living becomes more common, nuisance noise and its possible impact on health is becoming an all-important topic. With one of the most invasive irritations being impact sound, Chris Willett of Schöck describes an innovative solution for staircases... View Article

Ask the Architect – Tiago Pereira

Tiago Pereira, partner at top five Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen answers ADF’s questions; including on making the move to Copenhagen, and balancing a host of tasks in a busy design office Why did you become an architect? That’s a... View Article

Age-friendly – adaptable and ‘care ready’

Guidance billed as ‘a new bar for the design of future housing for an ageing population’ is reiterating the need for homes to be adaptable and ‘care ready’. One of the simplest means of ensuring that is met is by... View Article

Getting the balance right

Jon Sheaf of AluK discusses the considerations that must be taken into account when specifying curtain walling, alongside achieving the right aesthetic results Once a glazed facade has been chosen as part of your building envelope, the first stage in... View Article

Uponor Minitec Underfloor Heating System

Maximum Comfort. Minimal Height. Zero Hassle Uponor Minitec is a low profile underfloor heating solution (15mm build height), which is ideal for retrofit and new build applications. Bringing comfort to everyday living, it delivers the following key advantages in comparison... View Article

Daylight and the human response RIBA-approved CPD

This seminar looks at the human response to daylight and the specification and installation of modular skylights to engineer and control daylight in buildings. It will help you to understand the following topics: Why daylight, and ventilation, is important to... View Article

Wolfgang Buttress wins River View design competition

An ‘architectural painting’ by award-winning artist Wolfgang Buttress has won the River View design competition to create a major new artwork next to the Thames. The City of London Corporation commissioned the London Festival of Architecture to run the competition... View Article

Bradite wins hands down for residential refurb

Tests involving a range of well-known leading paints convinced a firm of professional decorators that Bradite’s EW99 epoxy floor and wall coating was the correct choice for a challenging job in Leeds. Concord Street Apartments comprise two residential blocks, six... View Article

Consort Claudgen launches CRXSL wireless controller

Consort Claudgen has launched the CRXSL wireless controller which is compatible with all Consort’s RX and SL heaters and allows multiple control of RX and SL heaters at the same time. It is mains or battery-powered and offers up to... View Article