Managing compliant changing places

As NHS Trusts prepare to implement new funding to provide specialist accessible toilets – aka Changing Places – one company is reminding them of the need to ensure the facility delivers on its promise. The Department of Health & Social... View Article

Accessing improvements

The lack of access into commercial and public buildings is still a key issue affecting disabled people in the UK. Christian King of Kee Systems looks at the current regulations and explores how premises should be built or upgraded to... View Article

Future-proofing bathroom design

Robin Tuffley of Closomat explains how whether you are designing a bathroom for a domestic, multi-user or commercial environment, there is one overriding consideration to bear in mind: a proactive approach to suitability for all It doesn’t matter what words... View Article

What sustainability looks like

Peter Sotherton of Teknos GBI discusses the development of more sustainable exterior paints and coatings, and how they can help client organisations ensure they are acting responsibly when it comes to the environment Paints and finishes are an important part... View Article

The devil’s in the detailing

Alex Patrick-Smith of Ketley Brick discusses the performance considerations that need to be borne in mind when choosing increasingly popular textured brickwork facades Brick, which has of course been a major part of the British built environment for thousands of... View Article

Luxury slimline aluminium and hardwood doors

Bring the outside inside with our luxury slimline Aluminium and Hardwood Doors. Specialists in Bifold Doors and Sliding Patio Doors, in a full range of RAL and Farrow and Ball colours. Solar control glass is included as standard, with the... View Article

Porcelain Pavers collection

20mm-thick porcelain tiles for outdoor environments New for 2019, CTD Architectural Tiles has introduced its Porcelain Pavers collection, an extensive range of 20mm-thick porcelain tiles specially suited to outdoor environments. Comprised of 22 different tile ranges, each and every product... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings bring joy to young cancer patients

The refurbishment of a ward at Bristol children’s hospital includes printed ceilings. Hospital stays for children striving against cancer in the Bristol area are now more positive and stimulating, thanks to Armstrong Ceiling Solutions and its chosen charity Rays of... View Article

Georgian-style luxury family home uses Imperial Bricks

Jaques Construction has selected Imperial Bricks for a new-build executive home in Reigate. With its passion for creating high quality living spaces, Joe and Becky Jaques made the obvious move to choose Jaques Construction – particularly as the founder and... View Article

Healthy indoor climate – all year round

Humidity Solutions introduces the new HomEvap to the UK market, opening up new opportunities for providing safe and precise humidity control and/or low energy cooling for residential, commercial or preservation applications. With four different models, the system can be applied... View Article

Floating an idea

Architectural glass specialist OAG gives an insight for designers into the possibilities, as well as practical implications, of ‘oversize’ glass float runs During the past two decades, feature glass entrances and double height ground and first floor facades have risen... View Article

Stelrad at Housing 2019

Stelrad Radiators is at Housing 2019 exhibiting its wide range of radiators that make it the ideal ‘one stop shop’ for all things radiators at the show. As well as its leading range of Low Surface Temperature radiators, you can... View Article

Multi-dwelling impact sound issues on the increase

This new RIBA Approved Schöck CPD looks at why the prevention of impact sound on staircases in multi-dwelling units is becoming an increasingly important issue and how it can be resolved. There is a marked increase in the density of... View Article

Passivhaus estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich. Rayne Park is the first development by Norwich Regeneration Company, wholly owned by Norwich City Council, and will include... View Article

Setcrete launches Exterior grade floor levelling compound

Setcrete, the leading manufacturer of high-performance floor preparation products, has launched Setcrete Exterior, an advanced, water-mix floor levelling compound for outdoor areas such as balconies, patios, garages and walkways. When set and cured, Setcrete Exterior is unaffected by rain or... View Article

Bringing light inside

Jade Cottee of IQ Glass Solutions discuss the different options available to maximise light with the use of internal glazing Light is the new luxury in many architectural and interior designs. Improving light within the home has been said to... View Article

Simpler facade solutions

Simon Boocock of CRL Europe discusses how advances in installation technology are making glass facades easier and quicker to install without putting people at risk All-glass buildings are a common sight in urban areas, making a dramatic architectural statement. Glass... View Article