Update on biocides: there is no ‘silver bullet’

By Lucy Bilotto, European Marketing Manager In recent years the arguments for and against the use of biocides have intensified. Some pro-biocide organisations (typically manufacturers utilising biocides in their products) are making bolder claims than ever before. In the absence... View Article

BAL Pourable One makes floor tiling easy

BAL Pourable One floor tile adhesive is perfect for fixing natural stone and large format ceramics, porcelain and terrazzo. One bag for all floor installations Like all the “One” range of BAL enhanced tile adhesives, BAL Pourable One is available... View Article

Contour revamps Sovereign range for 2020

Introducing Sovereign: Contour’s new range of wall and floor mounted heat convectors. Combining sleek design and functional usability, these convectors-with lamella heat exchangers-have been manufactured for office and sales areas, car showrooms, hotels and other public buildings. Providing Public Spaces... View Article

Driven by innovation – part 2

wedi is already renowned for its close cooperation with installers, contractors and architects whose feedback is the main driving force behind wedi’s product innovations. There is nothing more valuable than an honest relationship with one’s clientele. A good example of... View Article

Designer Contracts supports Childline for second year

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has sponsored the services of leading children’s charity, ChildLine for one day. It is the second time the company has supported the charity, which needs £30,000 each day to operate its counselling services,... View Article

Enabling toilet tech

When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do… Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since... View Article

Earthborn’s historic paint colours

Earthborn is well known for its high performing, eco friendly paints that are healthier to live with and better for the planet. With a host of unique qualities, Earthborn is the perfect choice for listed buildings and period homes. From... View Article

Unintended consequences

Penny Jones of Domus Ventilation looks at how improvements in the energy efficiency of dwellings has led to poor indoor air quality, and why mechanical ventilation is the way forward Over recent years we’ve done a good job of improving... View Article

Access all areas

Adrian Sunter of Terry Lifts discusses why it’s so cruial the UK’s housing stock is adapted to suit the needs of everyone and what options are available to housing associations On 5 November, a new coalition of housing organisations published... View Article

Indoor air quality: the key to a healthy home

Patrick Calvey from Siegenia looks at the importance of air quality within buildings, and the role ventilation has to play in wellness Wellbeing and the creation of ‘healthy’ homes are topics that have recently gained considerable traction within architectural circles,... View Article

Stairway to historic results

Milbank Concrete Products describe how a precast concrete stair design provided a practical as well as unique result, for a high-end conversion of an Art Deco cinema The Denham Film Studios are a collection of 224 conversion and new build... View Article

Strong enough for a big finish

Kelvin Green of Saint-Gobain Weber explains why render is more than just a decorative feature, and explores the best options for properties built in challenging locations Over recent years, render has had a resurgence in popularity. Modern renders offer more... View Article

Self-build novice wins date with TV’s George Clarke

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the winner of its Self-Build Competition, which offered one keen self-builder the chance to meet with architect and TV presenter George Clarke for an advice session as well as winning a market-leading renewable heating system. The... View Article