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

Resiblock wows at Wood Wharf

Resiblock, and their patented proprietary self-binding jointing sand Resiblock Resifix, have wowed following installation in Canary Wharf’s newest district Wood Wharf. Wood Wharf was designed to provide a new residential led, mixed use, waterside community in the heartland of London’s... View Article

The place to be

Woodscape recently had the pleasure of working with Macgregor Smith Landscape Architects, who headed up an incredible public realm enhancement project in the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath, which completed in June 2019. The aim was to... View Article

Zinc’s lasting sustainable appeal

Jonathan Lowy of VMZinc looks at the lasting appeal of zinc as a sustainable solution for the building envelope, as shown on projects from the 19th century to the present day The Parisienne rooftops adorning Hausmann’s famous 19th century buildings... View Article

A strong & secure story

Whether it’s building bridges or delivering homes, there’s plenty of scope for structural steel across the construction sector. Chris Holleron of Hadley Group details the material’s uses, from its invention to its current application in the offsite construction sector The... View Article

Extending design perspectives with aluminium

Richard Besant of Powdertech Corby discusses why powder coating on aluminium presents a convincing alternative for creating a wide variety of architectural features and designs Recent advances in powder technology and application now mean that aluminium and steel can be... View Article