The art of stairs

Architectural engineering elegance and intelligent design integrates into its surrounding environment transforming architecture into art. CANAL Architectural explores the art of stairs. Every piece of architecture should be as unique as the person who initially designed it. The ability to... View Article

A high note on modern design

Ray Bull spotted his ideal plot of land back in 2012, but had to wait three years before finally securing it as his own. Now, he has developed a large and stunning home for his family, designed with modern living... View Article

The market place for green building innovation

Self-builders keen to procure new services and solutions should head to Ecobuild 2015 (3 to 5 March 2015, ExCeL London) where the latest innovations will be on display from over 400 leading companies across the sustainable built environment From future... View Article

Sixth sense

Creating a smart environment in your property demands far more than technical expertise, argues Hugh Roche of Atlantis AV solutions, specialists in home technology To begin by stating the obvious, the most attractive feature of a self-build is the capacity... View Article

Keeping a healthy level of airflow in new homes

As new homes are required to be ever more energy efficient, Paul Croughan, national key account manager for EnviroVent, looks at how innovation is helping housebuilders to achieve the right balance between air tightness and adequate ventilation It is almost... View Article

Groundworks and the environment

A good understanding of the risks and liabilities associated with the subsurface is critical, and can often have a dramatic affect on the profit margins for a project. It is therefore paramount that developers sufficiently understand the implications of the... View Article

A new approach for the National Insulation Association

The National Insulation Association explains how it’s adapting its approach to suit changes in the construction industry The National Insulation Association (NIA) is a leading trade body in the insulation industry representing manufacturers, system providers and installers of cavity wall... View Article

Plan for heating success

A top-end residential property deserves a visually striking and efficient fire or stove at its heart, but where do you start in the quest to specify the right model? Stovax’s Matt Beckenham talks to Housebuilder & Developer about how best... View Article

Handy Cross hub development

In Wycombe, proposals from the district council are heavily focused on retail and the authority is hoping that by taking control itself of the flagship £150 million Handy Cross development, that this will change perceptions of the Buckinghamshire town. By... View Article

A new dimension: Adapting design for educational environments

By Robert Mustoe, managing director of the Senator Group Understanding the importance of individuality is paramount, whether it’s in an educational environment or a Silicon Valley boardroom. By personalising the ways in which we approach tasks, we increase the potential... View Article

Timber construction is on the cusp of a boom

By Dave Hopkins, director at Wood for Good, the timber industry’s sustainability campaign The merits of timber construction have been rapidly gaining appreciation in the housing sector over the last decade with the market share of timber frame rising from... View Article

Specifying accessible bathing solutions

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, a market leader in the long term care sector, identifies five key factors architects should consider when specifying assisted baths for healthcare developments. If you are an architect or specifier involved with the development or refurbishment of... View Article