Fire sprinkler systems – Cover your investment

Residential fire safety, particularly in multi-storey buildings and tower blocks is a key focus for housing associations and local authorities as the retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems now an essential part of a multi-million pound investment in fire protection upgrades.... View Article

VitrA expands bathroom products collection with Origin

VitrA, one of Europe’s leading bathroom companies, has expanded its collections of bathroom products with the addition of Origin brassware and accessories. Subtle elegant design is the key theme of the outstanding new Origin brassware and accessories range from VitrA. Origin... View Article

Green-tech unveil their new 2020 product catalogue

Green-tech has announced that their new 2020 product catalogue is now printed and available for all their customers, architects and garden designers across the UK. The catalogue is packed with over 13,000 products for tree planting in a rural and... View Article

Get a head start with Rapid Level CT 3220 from Mapei

Rapid Level CT 3220 is the latest addition to Mapei’s extensive product range, offering a levelling compound that promises a quick drying time of just 45 minutes prior to the installation of ceramic and porcelain type tiles. Suitable for internal... View Article

Create cost effective falls on a flat roof

Tapered insulation can be retrofitted as part of the waterproofing system during the refurbishment of a flat roof where drainage falls are insufficient. A tapered scheme is quick to install as the insulation upgrade and falls are applied in a... View Article

Armourcoat Acoustic flies high at new Istanbul Airport

Armourcoat’s acoustic plaster system has been specified by UK architects Softroom for the new $12 billion Istanbul Airport in Turkey. The facility will eventually fly 200 million passengers a year when complete in 2028, making it the world’s biggest airport.... View Article

Shape your projects with FR Flexi-Ply

Providing yet another innovative breakthrough, industry leader James Latham now offers a fully certified fire-retardant, flexible plywood, giving interior design professionals a quick and easy solution for creating high-impact curves, waves and cylindrical shapes in their fit-out projects. Ideal for... View Article

Green foundations with a blue core

In the region of 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and 30 per cent of all resources used are related to the building sector. Building with relevant and sustainable solutions is one of the critical factors in order to... View Article

Unique Marquina™ the perfection of elegance

Unique Marquina™, is part of the Unique Collection from COMPAC – a spectacular range of quartz worksurfaces inspired by the colours, beauty and textures found in the world’s great rivers, forests, lakes and mountains. Featuring the darkest of surfaces which... View Article

Fire safe Liverpool living

The 11-storey new building currently under construction on Liverpool’s Parliament Street is the second phase of an exciting redevelopment project for the city and includes a flame retardant vapour control layer in the wall system With Phase 1 of the... View Article

Keeping the public safe, not scared

Securing public spaces ­– rather than simply focusing on their aesthetics – has fast risen up the agenda for architects, but there is a risk of choosing overly utilitarian options, says Jaz Vilkhu of Marshalls Landscape Protection The need to... View Article

Smart tips for smart homes

Matt Nimmons of CEDIA EMEA brings together advice from the industry body’s membership to explain the elements that should be considered when designing a wider home integration project The integration of smart technology is fast becoming the norm for households... View Article

Multi-sensor safety

Andy Speake of Aico discusses how multi-sensor alarm technology is reducing costs as well as increasing safety from false alarms in social housing Aico introduced the first mains powered domestic multi-sensor to the smoke alarm market in 2014 as a... View Article

Taking responsibility

Martin Bidewell of Sika discusses why supply chain accountability must be standardised across the industry for safer roof refurbishment Two years after the Grenfell disaster and 18 months on from the Hackitt Report’s call for greater clarity of guidance and... View Article