The devil is in the detail: fire protection processes for timber

Howard Morris at Trade Fabrication Systems explores the relative performance benefits of fire-retardant surface coatings and pressure treatments for timber, and explains the merits of an alternative process Admired for its rustic appearance, strength and cost, timber is an attractive... View Article

No compromise

Replacing a single-storey bungalow with a highly contemporary two-storey house of bold geometric forms – built to take in views across Poole Harbour – was a quest for minimalist perfection for one self-builder In a road where modest 1960s bungalows... View Article

Housing market waits for election result

The UK housing market is still on hold, pending election results, with the November 2019 RICS Residential Market Survey continuing to show a cautious approach from buyers and sellers.  Demand from prospective buyers, new instructions to sell, and sales, all... View Article

Ways to save energy in your home

As energy costs skyrocket, every homeowner is trying to find out the right ways to cut down on their energy costs that seem to go up and up every day. There are a few simple ways that one can follow... View Article

Qualities of a good international mover

Moving from one country to another is not an easier task. It requires a lot of work and a lot of planning. Shifting and the other processes like, packing, unloading, loading, unpacking are a truly boring and quite problematic tasks.... View Article

Home safety tips for this winter

As the winter season is approaching, you need to be ready to welcome it. Not just you but your home should be ready to welcome the season. You should not be unprepared for the season. There are a few safety... View Article

Stannah powers access in London Bridge Station rebuild

Stannah Major Projects has installed 11 lifts as part of the Access for All requirement in the rebuild of London Bridge Station, a central London rail terminus and connected London Underground station, transformed from dated and chaotic into a multi-award-winning, 21st-century... View Article

Ventilation systems to improve air quality and wellbeing

SIEGENIA’s single-unit mechanical ventilators are a simple, effective solution for planners looking to tackle poor air quality and to enhance inhabitants’ wellbeing. Wellbeing and the creation of “healthy” homes are topics which have gained considerable traction recently in architectural circles... View Article

Fortitude Steel Railing

Fortitude Traditional Steel Railings innovative pre-welded panels and a simple bracket system will greatly reduce on-site installation time. The raking panel cleverly allows installation of railings on stairs and gradients whilst concealing the pivot points of each spindle. The versatility... View Article

Overcoming urban space and time challenges

Apartment living is on the rise, posing challenges for construction professionals when it comes to delivering residential units on time in compact footprints; Richard Bateman from RWC discusses solutions that can help architects Due to the rapid economic, demographic and... View Article

Why timber needs to be in the frame

Malcolm Thomson of Scotframe explains why he believes timber frame is the ‘gold standard’ for modern construction and why we should all be thinking about fabric-first approaches Offsite timber frame construction allows homes to be built faster and to a... View Article