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Highs and Lows of Student Life

GEZE products are giving students access to the highs of lows of student life in a development which incorporates a 21-storey tower block and three low-rise residences. Chamberlain Hall – part of University of Birmingham’s Vale Village scheme – saw... View Article

Bushboard at KBB Birmingham

Stand G95 Bushboard will be at KBB, Birmingham. Bushboard the UK’s leading producer of laminate worksurfaces and bathroom panels is exhibiting at the KBB Birmingham – 4th-7th March. Commercial Director Neil Horton explains. “KBB is an important industry platform and... View Article

Residential Developer leads on safety with Kidde

Thakeham, one of the leading residential developers in the South East, ensures peace of mind for its customers with Kidde’s Firex mains smoke and heat alarms, and Kidde carbon monoxide alarms, all interlinked for whole-home safety. Thakeham Homes, part of... View Article

Schöck software support more extensive than ever

The extensive range of free online and downloadable support software available from Schöck is now one of the most comprehensive in this market sector. It offers wide-ranging support to the design process, across areas such as product selection; thermal analysis;... View Article

Encouraging results for first Heat Network Consumer Survey

Heat interface unit and heat network billing provider Evinox Energy has welcomed the results of the first Heat Networks Consumer Survey, issued by BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). Key findings from the survey – which asked... View Article

New Crittall steel window meets tough specification

Latest advancements in high performance Crittall steel window design have been successfully combined with traditional aesthetics to meet the exacting standards demanded by one of the United States’ major Ivy League universities.  Both client and architect called for neo-Gothic style... View Article

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
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