The six degrees of active buildings

From Jo Clarke, Head of Design, Active Building Centre If housebuilders are going to adopt a new approach to house design in 2020, then I would whole heartedly encourage them to consider an ‘Active’ one. Highly sustainable, the Active Home... View Article

More than just homes

A new £6m Places for People social community is being handed over in Salford, Greater Manchester. Michael Dong, CEO of developer Investar Proper ty Group, and Mike Watson, director of housebuilder Watson Homes, walk Jack Wooler through the Melody Gardens... View Article

Diggers arrive at Edward Street Quarter development

Work has begun at Edward Street Quarter, the £120m redevelopment of the ex-AMEX House site, owned by property developer First Base in partnership with Patron Capital. McLaren Construction has been appointed as lead contractor with a target of completion by... View Article

Sandtex transforms Glasgow Green flagship apartments

A residential block on Glasgow Green has been transformed as part of the city’s Homes for the Future project, using Sandtex Trade Fine Textured Masonry paint. Glasgow’s Homes for the Future initiative began in 1999 and aims to enhance the... View Article

New AGB ArTech Tilt & Turn system from VBH

Hardware specialist VBH (GB) has added a new tilt & turn system from Italian hardware manufacturer, AGB, to its extensive range of third-party branded products. ArTech gear is protected by the Activeage finish that exceeds 2,000 hours neutral salt spray... View Article

Bin blazes are hot topic

Social landlords designing in shared waste and recycling facilities for housing schemes must ensure wheeled bin stations are 6m or more from property to comply with CFPA guidance. Whether the brief is a redevelopment or new build, Fire Risk Assessors... View Article

IMS-4 Music Streamer

Monitor Audio’s slimline IMS-4 custom install music streamer features BluOS™ technology and a BluOS Controller app for complete flexibility, including streaming from music services, easy access to music libraries and voice control through smart devices. Accessed through its app, or... View Article

Smart innovations on display at Futurebuild

Futurebuild 2020: Hall 1, Stand B30 Smart Architectural Aluminium will be showcasing a wide range of systems at this year’s Futurebuild exhibition, with displays featuring its comprehensive Heritage Collection, as well as examples of some of the innovative solutions that... View Article

Bin blazes are hot topic

Architects designing in shared waste and recycling facilities for social housing schemes must ensure wheeled bin stations are 6m or more from property to comply with CFPA guidance. Whether the brief is a redevelopment or new build, Fire Risk Assessors... View Article