Kawneer helps a healthcare first on so many levels

Curtain walling and windows by Kawneer were used on the UK’s first Proton Beam Therapy centre. Architectural glazing systems from leading UK manufacturer Kawneer feature on a pioneering healthcare building with so many strings to its bow it is difficult to know... View Article

Maximising daylight with Roofglaze

Roofglaze offers everything that you need to bring natural daylight into your home and living spaces. Their market-leading range of Flatglass rooflights can be used to illuminate and ventilate areas that would otherwise be dark and dingy. They can also... View Article

CIEH calls for better regulation for letting agents

Responding to the new investigation by Which? into unfair practices from Letting Agents, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has called for better regulation for letting agents. The Which? Investigation found that some lettings agents are using unfair practices... View Article

The space under the stairs can house your grand design

Under-stairs storage cupboards are often an afterthought when planning home renovations. Under The Stairs, a series of 8 installations, using often-overlooked storage spaces and each imagined by a different interior designer, will be on display only at Grand Designs Live,... View Article

Five things to consider for your self-build

Even years of experience in the construction industry doesn’t guarantee a smooth ride for a self-build, as each project is different. Below, Chris Stanley, Housing Manager at the Concrete Block Association (CBA), discusses his experience building his own home and... View Article

Planning your dream extension

By John M Staves, CEng FIStructE The decision to extend your property should not be taken lightly especially when altering your home. It will be inconvenient, messy and disruptive to day-to-day family life. To ensure that the change to your... View Article

PRP appointed to design outline planning for Pydar

Leading UK architecture firm PRP has been appointed by Cornwall Council to design the outline planning proposal for the regeneration of the Pydar neighbourhood in Truro. The ambitious redevelopment is one of the council’s most significant projects within its investment... View Article

A lesson in underfloor heating

Mark Crowsley of Cellecta discusses the continued need for large new schools to install underfloor heating floating floor solutions that achieve excellent acoustic performance as well as efficiency Schools can be noisy environments – excessive background noise, loud corridors, and... View Article

That’s a wrap

With eco-friendly materials fast becoming rising stars in the world of interiors, Lindsay Appleton of Architextural discusses the many benefits of using architectural films and how they can refurbish existing surfaces Gone are the days when wrapping was exclusive to... View Article

Pioneering University uses Street Crane for heavy lifting

The new £24 million Advanced Manufacturing Building at the University of Nottingham has been equipped with overhead lifting equipment from Street Crane, the UK’s largest overhead crane manufacturer. The overhead crane, designed, manufactured and installed by Street Crane, is actively... View Article