The quietest member of the Norbord family

What is the best sound-reducing floorboard range on the market? CaberAcoustic from Norbord and is a highly versatile and economical sound-reducing flooring solution. Reducing both impact and airborne transmitted sounds, it can be laid over concrete and timber floors in... View Article

92-home development successfully delivered for the Highlands

The final handover of seven new homes to The Highland Council marks the successful delivery and completion of a 92 home mixed tenure residential development in Balgate, Kiltarlity. Delivered by the award winning Highland Housing Alliance, the development, which is situated... View Article

Mayor approves more than 800 new homes in Barnet

A major development in north west London of 844 new homes – of which 41 per cent will be affordable – has been approved by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.  Plans to redevelop the disused Pentavia Retail Park in... View Article

UEL architecture graduate wins prestigious architecture award

Charlotte Harris, a University of East London (UEL) graduate who is now a lecturer in the University’s School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE), has won a prestigious architecture award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). HASA Architects, of which... View Article

Specification – The key to effective cost management

Avoiding under-specification on UK driveways is key to achieving cost objectives in construction. Consider for example, drainage where manhole covers with inappropriate load-bearing capacities are sometimes causing installations to be revisited by developers to make repairs, costing several hundred pounds... View Article

Proctor & Matthews completes Cotswold community for PegasusLife

Proctor and Matthews architects has completed the first phase of the PegasusLife development in the market town of Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Available exclusively to over- 60s, ‘Steepleton’ lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the practice’s third collaboration... View Article

Double award win for Sika Sarnafil projects at SPRA awards 2019

Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and two of its Registered Contractors have triumphed at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Awards. The awards, which recognise best practice within the single ply roofing industry, saw Exeter-based Progressive Systems Ltd take home... View Article

Added protection where needed from Crittall MW40

Crittall’s Corporate MW40 steel windows can be specified where superior air, wind or water resistance and greater sound attenuation are required. Offering the same high-quality appearance as the company’s successful Corporate W20 range the MW40 variant can accept glass up... View Article

Kalwall rockets away

Aerospace company Blue Origin’s vast new 70,000 square metre factory in Kennedy Space Centre’s Exploration Park in Florida is now manufacturing ‘Glenn’ rockets for launches at Cape Canaveral 10 miles away. In addition, it is expected that the factory’s upper-level... View Article

Turley warns of truncated northern housing supply

Planning and development consultancy Turley is warning government that local authorities in northern England are paring back housing delivery because of its National Planning Policy Framework. The framework sets out government planning policy for England. However, the consultancy says its... View Article