Opening the door to enhanced efficiency and aesthetics

Aesthetics, longevity and security are all key areas to consider when specifying entrance doors, but with continued increases in energy costs, the role of thermal efficiency is taking precedence in the design process, reports David O’Mara of Hörmann UK Entrance... View Article

Addressing critical interfaces

Andrew Mitchell of NBT (Natural Building Technologies) discusses the challenges of achieving design integrity at building interfaces, for insulation or air-tightness The role of the architect in the design and construction process has changed over the years, with many of the... View Article

Shades apart

Louise Martin-Bennett of Fordingbridge discusses why an increased focus on user wellbeing is meaning that shading systems are more in demand than ever With continued focus on user wellbeing, client specification of shade systems is now commonplace in UK architecture.... View Article

Watertight basement solutions

Alex Burman of Sika discusses the key guidance, and technology options, for specifiers looking to achieve watertight concrete basement constructions When beginning a basement construction or renovation, the waterproofing standard of BS 8102:2009 is key. It recommends and provides guidance... View Article

Senior’s in good shape at new sports complex

The new sports complex at the Solent University in Southampton has been kitted out with a high-performance aluminium fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems. Designed by Architecture PLB, the University’s new sports building offers a range of facilities for both... View Article

Beautiful new washrooms at Abacus HQ

Abacus Bathrooms has transformed the female bathrooms at the company’s Harrogate HQ; showcasing a stunning portfolio of products. The wall hung WC complements bespoke White Marble Elements basins which  feature the innovative Infinity Tray drain. The elegant White Gloss Marble... View Article

Profile 22 windows transform citywide housing project

Profile 22 Fully Reversible Windows were specified in the refurbishment of 15 tower blocks in Bristol The legacy PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling at 15 high and low-rise blocks owned by Bristol City Council at Eastville, Easton, Clifton, Redcliffe,... View Article

BLANCO comes out on top at the 2019 BKU awards

BLANCO UK has been named Best Sink Brand at the 5th annual BKU Awards, after first winning the award in 2017. The 2019 BKU Awards took place at The Pavilion in The Tower of London where a room filled with the... View Article

Fire and Smoke Curtains RIBA Approved CPDs by Coopers Fire

Coopers Fire are approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) educational seminars on fire and smoke curtains and their relevant standards to help educate Architects, Local Authority Building Control, Approved Inspectors, Fire... View Article

Grundfos can help when you’re on the GO

Getting hold of a specific internal OEM pump can add a significant amount of time, delay and cost to a job. In response to this, Grundfos Pumps have created a smartphone app, the GO Replace (available on both iOS and... View Article

The joint that’s hidden from sight

Königstone’s new Premium Joint is perfect for seamlessly fitting two or more pieces of stone alongside each other. It is strong, sturdy, and most importantly, it’s less visible than standard joints to ensure a smooth and continuous surface; perfect for... View Article

Inspire customers with new highlights brochure from BLANCO

For the first time, BLANCO UK has produced a comprehensive, go-to “Inspiration and Highlights” product guide specifically designed for the imaginative sink and tap consumer. With 100 pages, it is unpriced, full of lifestyle images, styles, colours, sizes, smart technology,... View Article