The multi-generational living opportunity

LISTEN HERE The growing trend of multiple generations living together in one house offers a whole new market for housebuilders – they just need to consider age-inclusive and flexible design options, says David Schill of Aritco Lifts. Much has been... View Article

The Pool House, Warwickshire

Environmental credentials and performance were why Kerakoll products were chosen for the Pool House, a development that included internal and external tiling and engineered oak flooring. This modern house on a beautiful site overlooked by Oversley Castle was purchased as... View Article

Marmox Showerlay360 – behind great bathrooms

Marmox, synonymous with high-performance tiling preparation, waterproofing and insulating solutions for showers and wet rooms has always been behind great bathrooms. Now with Marmox Showerlay 360 floor level shower bases, Marmox is providing architects and designers with the latest in... View Article

An opportunity our industry MUST take

With an open Government-led consultation to review the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, Paul Richards, Managing Director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why a balanced explanation is needed to enable... View Article

Tessera Earthscape – seeing things from above

As the distance from ground level increases, patterns, textures and colours reveal themselves upon the canvas of the earth. And it is this new perspective of the world, which inspired Forbo Flooring Systems’ design team to develop its new carpet... View Article

Gerflor Evolves its 40 year Taraflex® sport floor hall legacy

When Ashington Academy’s sports hall required updating, the school decided to replace its existing Gerflor Taraflex® sport flooring with a ‘like-for-like’ Gerflor flooring as the floor, which was still fit-for-purpose, was a little jaded after four decades of demanding use.... View Article

Heradesign spins its acoustic magic at Cycle Culture

Heradesign, from Knauf AMF, has been specified throughout a new generation cycle studio, combining a high-performance spin studio and high street coffee shop in London. A clever re-design of a former shop, comprising a narrow open retail space with tiled... View Article

Former pub to community hub: Selectaglaze supports

Next to Bellingham Station in London, the Fellowship Inn was Grade II Listed by Historic England in 2013, as an example of a complete inter-war public house. Despite the Listing, parts of the building excluding the pub area fell into... View Article

Icynene makes a splash

High performance spray foam insulation from Icynene has been used in the restoration of an outdoor swimming pool at a Grade 2* listed Georgian Country House in North Yorkshire. The 15.0m x 5.0m concrete pool is at Brandsby Hall, an... View Article

Get on board with fencing trends

LISTEN HERE Fencing products are now seen as an integral part of a garden’s overall landscape, and an important aesthetic choice. Antony Reed of Birkdale looks at the latest fencing trends, and explores design choices that can garner impressive visual... View Article

Revamp, don’t replace

LISTEN HERE Lindsay Appleton of William Smith Group looks at how vinyl wrapping can enhance interior designs using architectural finishes, as part of the trend to reuse and recover furniture on sustainability grounds, rather than rip out and replace The... View Article

Stunning FINish from Metalline

Working in close co-operation with the building envelope and facade contractor Colorminium, Metalline have produced a range of bespoke 3D twisted fins that will when complete take centre stage on the exterior of the redeveloped Minories Hotel in the City... View Article

Welcome pop ups from the Window Company (Contracts)

A new ‘phone popping’ solution, similar to the type used by doctors, schools and top restaurants to enable them to accurately identify patients, parents and even diners when they call, is enabling The Window Company (Contracts) to deliver an even... View Article

Discovering property management software

LISTEN HERE Property management software is a program made to help acquire and maintain property portfolios, which can be incredibly useful for landlords, letting agents and property managers. Jodie Deakin of Decorus for Sage explains its uses and benefits Property... View Article

Exercising fire safety with due diligence

LISTEN HERE BAFE Fire Safety Register discusses the importance of quality fire safety in housing management As we approach the third anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire, premises management teams need to fully understand their legal (and ethical) obligations... View Article