Hauraton channels installed at Oldham Academy North

The new Oldham Academy North, designed by architectural practice Aedas Architects, is a spacious and colourful three storey building set in sensitively landscaped grounds. With the site being quite flat, and the building surrounded by paved and asphalted surfaces, it... View Article

Resiblock as safe as houses for Pennyfarthing Homes

Resiblock and Pennyfarthing Homes have combined to ensure the protection and stabilisation of paving and roadways at the new Alexandra Meadows development in Hampshire. Following testing by site engineers WSP, Resiblock ‘22’ was approved to be used at Alexandra Meadows... View Article

Roofshield saving for Sea View properties

The superior quality and breathability of Roofshield has delivered significant savings in time and cost to a series of sea facing properties in northeast England. The 35 semi-detached properties at Sea View, Berwick form part of a wider programme of... View Article

Pocketing space efficiencies

Stephanie Lee of P C Henderson takes a look at how increasingly space-constrained builds are driving the trend in pocket doors, and discusses their key benefits and what to look for when specifying such systems As the number of first... View Article

Heating controls that work for the end user…

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central-heating system. But they are only effective if the end user can understand and use them! Modern controls with wifi and remote control functions are great for people who cope... View Article

Funding Options for Flat Roof Solar PV

A school’s flat roof offers the ideal space for a PV array as the unobstructed area enables maximum exposure to sunlight, optimising energy generation. Solar panels on a flat roof are out of site, simple to install and maintain and... View Article

uPVC Wide-span Doors

Patiomaster by Framexpress is one of the best PVCu, inline, sliding patio door systems on the market, with a full range of design options to suit all kinds of domestic developments. The perfect, cost-effective alternative to aluminium, Patiomaster doors are... View Article

Smart homes for today and tomorrow

Matt Nimmons, Managing Director at CEDIA® EMEA, discusses the growth of smart homes and the opportunities this offers for property developers when marketing and selling today’s new homes. In recent years, smart home technologies have gained significant traction in our... View Article

Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints Building typology comes in all shapes and sizes, each with its own unique design criteria. Frequently building services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning in particular can... View Article

Don’t compromise on commercial glazing

Jeff Pearson of Jack Aluminium Systems discusses the importance of considering energy efficiency, security and safety when specifying glazing systems – and why it’s so important not to compromise Compromise can be a wonderful thing. It’s great for building working... View Article