View Point – James Potter, WG+P Architects

James Potter from WG+P Architects takes a look at how the process of identifying your practice’s USP as part of marketing can reveal some interesting truths I’ll start with a plug for some excellent IT consultants, called DP-IT. They have... View Article

Wellness at heart

Racheal Cadey of Edge Architecture + Design explains how The Crown Estate’s new head office in London became the first WELL Platinum certified workplace in Europe, by putting wellness principles at the heart of the design There is a growing... View Article

Warming to lower cost refurbishment

With new energy efficiency standards now in force, some properties needing upgrading could incur significant refurbishment costs. New insulation technologies could help ease the pain, says Hudson Lambert of Safeguard Europe On 1 April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards... View Article

Commercial benefits

Catherine Helliker of Danfloor UK explains the many factors that specifiers must consider when selecting a high-performance commercial carpet The floors of any building, whether commercial or residential, will be the surface that has most impact from footfall as well... View Article

Take command of septic tanks

By January 2020, septic tank installations must be upgraded in line with new regulations. Here, Ann Boardman of Saniflo UK offers some tips to specifiers on how to prepare for the changes Septic tanks are found all over the UK,... View Article

Remaining a sustainable ally

Richard Hall of Reynaers UK explains how glass and glazing systems made from aluminium are helping a variety of specifiers improve sustainability and performance Sustainability is a ‘top-of-mind’ concern nowadays; it permeates all levels of society, from a micro perspective... View Article

Blocks of colour

aLL Design took on a residential project in Docklands to not only add colour, character and sustainability for a mix of residents, but also to solve a spatial efficiency puzzle for the client, as James Parker discovers The practice founded... View Article

The gentle art of conservation

A historic Hong Kong police compound and prison have been restored and developed into a new centre for heritage and arts, in the largest heritage project the area has seen. Gary Sparrow from Purcell explains to Jack Wooler how the... View Article

For those looking for ambience

With PM (particulate matter) pollution grabbing national headlines, Specflue is pioneering an alternative heating method for those looking for the ambience of a flickering fire in their living room that offers enhanced eco credentials. Pellet stoves, such as those manufactured... View Article

SureSet’s Spectrum recycled glass paving range

SureSet Permeable Paving have recently sourced a new supplier for their recycled glass, meaning they can now offer an even wider variety of bespoke colours to suit even the wildest playground and creative paving designs. Their new supplier recycles glass... View Article

RCM launches RIBA accredited CPD

RCM are now offering a new RIBA approved CPD which covers a guide to specifying the components required when delivering a through wall solution; with a focus on fire rated solutions. Developed specifically with architects, specifiers, and developers in mind,... View Article

Why destroy perfectly good kitchen cabinets?

If existing cabinets and drawers are undamaged, and a kitchen layout is unchanged, then why not simply replace the doors and worktops at the very least? This is the message from Granite & TREND Transformations with new website granitetransformations.co.uk which... View Article

SWF introduces fixed Taylors Spindle to its portfolio

Steel Window Fittings (SWF), a Steel Window Association member, is pleased to announce the launch of its “Taylors Spindle”. New to Steel Window Fittings, the Taylors Spindle, which can be used with the company’s B850 and B860 door handles. The... View Article

Metal Technology enhances student living at Capital Quarter Cardiff

Capital Quarter Cardiff student accommodation is a sterling example of premium architecture that is practical without compromising on quality. The project brings together an impressive collection of multi-functional systems from architectural aluminium systems’ company, Metal Technology. Located in the centre... View Article

Out with the old and in with the new

By Danny Hanlon, UK COO, Granite & TREND Transformations With summer approaching, homeowners are starting to think about making those changes around the home that have been niggling away during the winter. Big decisions like a kitchen or bathroom makeover... View Article