Heradesign proves it’s tough enough inside and out

The Albion Street neighbourhood in Southwark, London is undergoing an extensive regeneration programme. A new school building for Albion Primary fulfils a central function in helping achieve the council’s ambitious plan. The Ofsted Outstanding rated school has expanded and is... View Article

Klober air-open underlay tops performance ratings

Variable performance of vapour permeable underlays prompted the NHBS and, ultimately, the BSI to require supporting high level ventilation for such products. By contrast, air-open underlays may still be used unsupported and for roofs needing the highest standard of ventilation... View Article

Hambleside Danelaw launches two new roofing underlays

Roofing ventilation and accessories specialist Hambleside Danelaw has launched two new vapour permeable underlays for slate and tile roofs, the middleweight Danelaw LR135 and the premium Danelaw LR180. Both can be used for warm and cold roof applications, either unsupported,... View Article

Remmers repair Bawdsey Radar Station

Built in 1938 and protected by Concrete Blast Walls, Bawdsey Radar Station was the world’s first operational radar station. The walls had decayed steadily since the building was vacated in 1991, leaving the top layer of reinforcement exposed to the... View Article

Roofs that strut their stuff

James Potter of Waind Gohil + Potter Architects looks at the potential to take a fresh look at roof design and create more sophisticated structures. On the island shores of Papa Westray lies the Knap of Howar. Having visited this... View Article

Optimum technologies for future-proofing homes

Architects can please builders, benefit end-users, and be kinder to the environment, by keeping up to speed. The architect’s responsibility to future- proof homes for inhabitants – at the same time as keeping construction costs down – isn’t always easy. This... View Article

Historic Chocolate Works preserved with Sika Sarnafil

Eight years after being put on the ‘At Risk’ register by English Heritage, the landmark Terry’s Chocolate Factory has a new lease of life, following extensive refurbishment. The 1926, Grade II listed building now starts a new chapter as a care... View Article

Kaldewei’s new Cayonoplan offers the perfect answer

Kaldewei’s new Cayonoplan offers the perfect answer when it comes to designing a nearly flat shower solution. The enamelled Cayonoplan shower surface adapts to many different structural requirements. For instance, if adequate height is available it can be installed at... View Article

Underfloor air conditioning upgrade for Avaya Fit-out

AET Flexible Space, leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems has recently completed commissioning new equipment installed in the refurbished office buildings at the Cathedral Hill Campus, Guildford. The Campus, comprising three buildings, is now wholly owned by Europa Capital... View Article

Novus gets historic building looking shipshape

Novus Property Solutions has reconfigured one floor of the prestigious Cunard Building in Liverpool to create a modern training facility which reflects the building’s heritage. The historic Grade II Listed building has long been a distinctive landmark in Liverpool, having... View Article

‘Legendary’ Resiblock ‘22’ stabilises and protect paving

During the Summer of 2017, John O’Flynn Developments utilised Resiblock’s ‘Legendary’ (as referred to by www.pavingexpert.com), Resiblock ‘22’ joint stabiliser, to stabilise and protect paving at a prestigious housing development in Oxfordshire. Situated in Didcot, Oxfordshire, Bloor Homes used circa... View Article

Green light for underfloor air conditioning in Romania

AET Flexible Space, a leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems are presently commissioning the system and equipment supplied to German IT and software solutions company, iQuest for their new build headquarters in Cluj Napoca, Romania. AET UK have worked... View Article

Gerflor ‘create’ positive workplace

Seymour Distribution is part of the Frontline Group (a joint venture between Bauer, Immediate Media Company and Haymarket Publications) and is the largest distributor of UK magazines internationally. They take great pride in their ability to adapt to an ever-changing... View Article

Concealment enhances fire safety

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers tick all the right boxes when it comes to meeting the legislation, regulations and product performance standards that govern fire safety. British designed and manufactured, Powermatic door closers are available in standard and Free Swing... View Article