Smart new door closer is clever innovation

A new wire-free, digital fire door closer that uses unique, smart technology to ‘learn’ the sound of a specific fire alarm has been launched by fire technology specialists Geofire. Easily retrofitted to any door, this intelligent wire-free closer learns the... View Article

Lighting up the King’s Road with KNX

The Sloane Stanley Estate, one of the most prestigious landowning estates in Chelsea, owns and manages hundreds of commercial and residential properties. The Estate is proactive in its approach and always puts the needs of its tenants and residents first.... View Article

Metal in architecture showcase

  Foster + Partners has revealed designs for the sustainable new headquarters of RMK in Yekaterinburg, one of the world’s leading producers of copper – the project rethinks the conventional cellular office to set new standards in quality, comfort and... View Article

Redefining copper

Sometimes we need to look back to understand the dynamics of developments in architectural materials – particularly metals – and where they might lead in the future. Copper cladding is one example with a growing and diverse presence in contemporary... View Article

Aluminium sustainability within the building industry

Justin Ratcliffe, chief executive at the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB), reviews issues surrounding aluminium recycling and sustainability and highlights a number of projects undertaken by CAB and other leading International organisations who CAB partner with, including the International... View Article

Stainless steel in architecture – versatility and utility

Alan Harrison, technical advisor for the British Stainless Steel Association, explains why the use of stainless steel is so varied in architectural applications Since its invention in 1913, stainless steel has been used in a wide variety of architectural applications,... View Article

Mapei provides surface build-up at state-of-the-art Leisure Centre

A high performance ‘single build-up’ Mapei surface system has been installed at West Bromwich’s new state-of-the-art Leisure Centre. Designed and built by Places for People Leisure, in partnership with Pellikaan Construction Ltd and Roberts Limbrick Architects, the new centre for... View Article

A gem of an installation

Warrior doors were commissioned to design, manufacture and install a new high security doorset by Tulja jewellers to replace their existing entrance. The client specifically wanted an interlocking system featuring 2 sliding doors which would be both convenient to use... View Article

Launch of the Alen 68 motor yacht

The new Alen 68 merges innovative construction technology with Alen Yacht’s boatbuilding expertise to create a fast, agile craft. With a streamlined form and refined materials palette of bleached oak, white leather and white onyx, its design uniquely combines the... View Article

Reynaers at Home helps to drive Passivhaus delivery in the UK

Leading provider of aluminium architectural glazing systems Reynaers at Home has highlighted architects’ concerns surrounding sustainability and energy efficiency in residential housing. Head of Reynaers at Home Hugh Moss said: “In our architects’ survey 57% of British architects said the... View Article

Quality driven by Remmers

Established in 2004 and formally known as Blackhorse Car Sales, Lex Autolease Car Select in Oldbury has over 500 cars displayed in their showroom. The 2000 sq m showroom space along with the 600 sq m workshop space required a... View Article

Total approach to helping disabled children

A unique concept in delivering support for disabled children is addressing ALL their needs in one place- right down to going to the toilet. Kent County Council has opened three Multi-Agency Specialist Hubs (MASH), one each in Swale, Thanet and... View Article