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

Holistic sustainability for windows or doors

LISTEN HERE Martin McCrimmon of CMS Window Systems explains why window and door specifications need to take a holistic view on sustainability for wider social and environmental benefits. The performance capabilities of today’s advanced window and door systems – when... View Article

Showering solutions

LISTEN HERE Providing the best showering solutions for refurbishments is arguably more complex than ever before, given the range of choice today. Ann Boardman of Saniflo UK explains how shower cubicles can help. Remember the days when being a student... View Article

Sapphire glides to success on challenging balcony project

Sapphire’s Glide-OnTM Cassette® balcony system has risen to the logistical and timescale challenges posed by Kennet House, an office-to-residential refurbishment by Crest Nicholson on the river Kennet in Reading. Surrounded by the river on two sides, the building’s location was... View Article

Bluetooth network controls

DANLERS’ range of “Casambi-enabled” occupancy detectors use Bluetooth Low Energy communication to control lighting without the need for any wiring between the controls and the luminaires. Any number of Casambi-enabled luminaires and controls in a building will automatically form a... View Article

SensoWash® Starck f: The new generation shower-toilet

Introducing the new generation shower-toilet; designed exclusively for Druavit by Philippe Starck the  SensoWash® Starck f Plus and SensoWash® Starck f Lite can be operated via a remote control or a free app. The technology is now housed within the ceramic body... View Article