Bringing light inside

Jade Cottee of IQ Glass Solutions discuss the different options available to maximise light with the use of internal glazing Light is the new luxury in many architectural and interior designs. Improving light within the home has been said to... View Article

Simpler facade solutions

Simon Boocock of CRL Europe discusses how advances in installation technology are making glass facades easier and quicker to install without putting people at risk All-glass buildings are a common sight in urban areas, making a dramatic architectural statement. Glass... View Article

An education in energy efficiency with Kingspan Kooltherm

The Pines Primary School in Red Lodge has been constructed to provide a flexible, adaptable and sustainable space for education, with the help of Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The purpose-built structure, designed by Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has... View Article

Shine bright with gold mosaics

From Byzantine icons to mystical Buddhist temples, gold mosaics have been chosen for designs over centuries as gold is an incredibly strong, precious metal that is immune to oxidation and so provides both strength and long lasting beauty. Orsoni, a... View Article

Frontier Pitts at IFSEC 2019

Frontier Pitts will be exhibiting at the IFSEC Exhibition at Excel, London between the 18th and 20th of June 2019. Stand No IF450 Frontier Pitts will be showcasing a fully operational LPS1175 Automatic Bi-folding Gate SR2 on the stand. Many... View Article

A comprehensive guide to blinds for interior designers

The interior design process can be complex and in-depth, and when it comes to window treatments, considering the many variations available and how each of these can affect specific outcomes is key. Before delving into the design itself, the first... View Article

The Principal Transformation

When the historic Russell Hotel was refurbished before reopening as the Principal London Hotel the tiling contractor chosen to fit out the 338 guest bathrooms and public washrooms was Chiltern Contracts, who specified Kerakoll products for their “ease of use... View Article

Fire Safe Facade Refurbishment

A new replacement facade system being installed at a high-rise residential building in Leeds brings the structure up to compliance with the new government guidance Two derelict blocks at Saxton Gardens in Leeds were completely renovated in 2007, providing 410... View Article

Freefoam release new cladding brochure

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new cladding brochure – The Complete Cladding Solution. Featuring all PVC-UE cladding products within the range – the Single Shiplap in white and woodgrain options, the popular Fortex... View Article

Glass walls from Express Bi-folding Doors

Ulla Green is a former RAF officers’ residence, transformed using bespoke glazing solutions from Express Bi-folding Doors. The rear elevation boasts a run of glazing of more than nine metres – a huge triple track sliding door, plus a large... View Article

Furnish with Norbord

The UK market for wood panel products is dominated by the construction industry for structural, aesthetic and fitting-out purposes. Where MDF excels too is in furniture; its consistent and reliable physical characteristics, and the ease with which it can be... View Article

Ultimate choice for burglar resistant roof windows

Don’t forget, sometimes there is a requirement for roof windows to meet the security requirements of approved document Q. If involved in a new build project, VELUX can provide a range of roof windows which do just that! Available in... 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

SWA member keeps the heritage of Walsingham House alive

Steel Window Association member, Crittall Windows, has renovated Walsingham House which is located in a key conservation area in London. Dating back to the 16th Century, the building is named after Queen Elizabeth 1’s famous ‘spymaster’, who lived in Seething... View Article

Striking concrete-style worktops from Königstone

Industrial style finishes, such as concrete, remain popular at kitchen design shows and, with Königstone’s new Concrete Collection of worktops, homeowners can easily bring this current trend into their homes. The four shades in this range – Shell, Fossil, Sand and... View Article

Go Green with Granite & TREND Transformations’ worktops

One of the hottest interior design trends is recycled glass worktops made from recovered post-industrial and post-consumer waste material that would otherwise go to landfill. Granite & TREND Transformations’ offers worktops and surfaces which contain up to 72 per cent... View Article