The NFB unveils its Major Contractors Group

The board of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) is pleased to announce the formation of the NFB Major Contractors Group (NFB MCG). Mark Wakeford, joint managing director of Stepnell Limited and chair of the NFB MCG, said: “We are... View Article

Colourful connections

The HU University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands has gained a porous and interconnected new building from schmidt/hammer/lassen, as part of a project to ‘densify’ the school’s assets. Jack Wooler spoke to architect Pim Ijsendoorn about how the design... View Article

Downsizing but not out

Grabbing views over Hackney’s London Fields, PRP’s new alternative offering to the early retirement market offers space to Londoners looking to downsize in style, on a tight site. Sébastien Reed speaks to the project architect Stephen Hynds Now more commonly... View Article

Marley Alutec makes the grade at Urmston Grammar

Marley Alutec’s Evoke Type B fascia system and Evolve Ogee gutter system were specified for a roof, eaves and guttering refurbishment at Urmston Grammar School in Manchester. Selected for its 50-year life expectancy and low maintenance, the Marley Alutec aluminium... View Article

Schöck Isokorb for largest UK Passivhaus development

Claimed to be the UK’s largest Passivhaus development to date and Camden Council’s largest community project, Agar Grove Estate is undergoing a major regeneration, due for completion in 2025. It will deliver 493 high-quality homes for existing residents, with ground... View Article

Mapei are endurance – Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

‘Keep on pedalling’ the metaphor which Mapei’s CEO often uses to describe his approach to life and work. Passion and commitment to continuous improvement are the fundamental principles which, as recognised by Mapei, are also acknowledged in the foundation stones... View Article

Six reasons to specify wood windows

Tony Pell, the Chairman of The Wood Window Alliance (WWA), explains the benefits of timber windows – and it’s not all about aesthetics Wood windows are undeniably better looking than their PVCu or aluminium equivalents. Wood is intrinsically beautiful, embodies... View Article

Fire sprinkler systems – Cover your investment

By Martin Taylor, Managing Director with decorative casings specialist, Encasement. Residential fire safety, particularly in multi-storey buildings and tower blocks is a key focus for housing associations and local authorities as the retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems now an essential... View Article

High performance construction panels from PCS

PCS are a UK manufacturer of high performance construction panels that are thermally insulating, lightweight and waterproof. Our construction boards, shower tray formers and seating profiles form part of a versatile range of products that provide effective solutions for floors... View Article

John McAslan + Partners’ Msheireb Museums

John McAslan and Partners has transformed a group of historic houses within Msheireb Properties’ flagship redevelopment of the historical downtown area of Doha. The four historic houses – Company House, Bin Jelmood, Mohammed Bin Jassim House and Radwani House –... View Article