Wheelchair accessible bathrooms – if not now…. when?

Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, explains how both private and social landlords can create well-designed wheelchair accessible bathrooms, cost-effectively. A sizeable survey on wheelchair users and their housing needs revealed the chronic lack of wheelchair accessible... View Article

An Unusual Façade: Sogutozu Business Centre

The Sögütözü Business Centre designed by Aura Design Studio, is located at the heart of Ankara’s largest business and shopping districts. A pedestrian backbone alongside various commercial venues and a hotel on the surrounding plots of land surrounding are among... View Article

How insulation can make or break a ground floor

Poorly specified and installed insulation can have a detrimental impact on ground floors. Rob Firman, Technical and Specification Manager at Polyfoam XPS explains the risks, and how different insulation types can affect performance. When constructing ground floors in residential properties,... View Article

MMC Champion visits timber frame facility

At the end of 2019 Mark Farmer accepted a new role as the independent champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). His mission, to modernise housing delivery, has seen him become a major figure in the offsite sector. As part... View Article

The impact the UK lockdown has on roof repairs and maintenance

Adrian Buttress, managing director at Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover roofing products, said: “There has been lots of confusion among the construction industry after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home unless... View Article

Mixed messages risk builders’ livelihoods, warns FMB

Greater clarity is needed from the Government with respect to construction sites remaining open, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the Government’s announcement yesterday enforcing further restrictions on travel. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the... View Article

Dolunay villa – a private haven on the Aegean Sea

Situated along the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey’s southwestern province of Muğla, the private Dolunay villa has been carefully sited amid the natural rugged setting, prioritising the spectacular sea views. David Summerfield, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners,... View Article

Pick Everard appoints new head of development for architecture

Property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has appointed Gary Loo as its new head of development for architecture. With 29 years’ experience in the industry, Gary will be responsible for business development for the London office’s 65 strong team.... View Article