Should the stamp duty holiday get extended?

Stamp duty is a tax levied on single property purchases. Currently, if you are buying your main property in England or Northern Ireland before 31st March 2021, you will not have to pay the Stamp Duty tax on properties costing up... View Article

Parkside guides you through the power of pattern

Parkside is now taking bookings for virtual presentations of its RIBA accredited CPD that explores our relationship to patterns and symmetry. ‘An Introduction to Tiling Patterns’, is a RIBA accredited CPD presentation by design-led tile specification company, Parkside, that introduces... View Article

Quiet and Colourful Vinyl Floors

IVC Commercial has updated the Optimise 70 Heterogeneous Vinyl collection, bringing a quiet and colourful floor to projects demanding great acoustics, durability and low maintenance. Reducing impact sound by 19dB, Optimise 70 is a hardwearing vinyl floor that makes commercial... View Article

You can count on us

Knowing the true occupancy and the flow of people in and out of a store, office or building is now more important than ever. As the figures for COVID remain high and the need for Lockdowns and Tier restrictions continue... View Article

Lathams launches new A&D Specification Team

A new team at materials supplier James Latham will connect architects, designers and specifiers with the most innovative and exciting products on the market today.  Bringing together expertise and insight from around the company, the Lathams Specification Team has been... View Article

Social housing with a human face

A new Build to Rent project for a housing association in central Manchester saw Mecanoo use a difficult site cleverly to provide a mix of human-scaled dwellings. James Parker reports on how it avoids the anonymity of the area’s previous... View Article

Fluid dynamics

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Aiming to set a new standard for air transport, the dramatic curves of ZHA’s first airport are as much the result of a need to provide maximum throughput, as aesthetic aspiration. The project’s lead architect tells Jack... View Article

Light reading

James Parker reports on how a Parisian firm of architects created a highly transparent, modern multimedia library flooded with light, that feels at home in historic Bayeux The new ‘media library’ or ‘mediatheque’ serving the 30,000 citizens of Bayeux. Normandy,... View Article

Monks Bridge Estate

Chris Dunn is estate manager at Monks Bridge, a former vicarage in rural Warwickshire. He’s been responsible for the redesign and running of the property’s Victorian grounds since 2015, transforming them from a dilapidated state into stunning gardens that blend... View Article

Armourcoat launches new clay lime plaster range

Decorative specialist Armourcoat have launched a new natural clay lime plaster range. Clime plasters are designed to improve the quality of living and working interiors and to minimize the impact of wall finishing products on the environment. Armourcoat are regarded... View Article

New shower trays from Schlüter-Systems

Working closely alongside a wide range of architectural practices over the years has given tile and stone protection specialists Schlüter-Systems an insight into common pain points faced within the industry. A challenge often raised when specifying a wetroom project in... View Article

Formica Group – Adaptable Design and Design for the unknown

Across the commercial landscape every sector has successfully risen to the evolving challenges that the current situation has presented. Making temporary changes to allow the economy to reopen and create safe environments for colleagues and customers alike. As we look... View Article

Fixfast launches state-of-the-art UK manufacturing facility

High speed, high capacity production ensures reliable fastener supply Fixfast, the leading supplier and manufacturer of quality building envelope fasteners, has added a cutting-edge manufacturing and R&D cell to its UK operations. The new facility in Rolvenden, Kent, allows Fixfast... View Article