Diggers arrive at Edward Street Quarter development

Work has begun at Edward Street Quarter, the £120m redevelopment of the ex-AMEX House site, owned by property developer First Base in partnership with Patron Capital. McLaren Construction has been appointed as lead contractor with a target of completion by... View Article

Control your garage door with your smartphone

Garador have just launched their much anticipated Series 4GaraMatic garage door operators. There are three models to choose from: GaraMatic 9, GaraMatic 10 and GaraMatic 20. The new Series 4 operators retain important safety and security features, such as automatically... View Article

This must be just like living in Paradise

A £52 million student accommodation development in Coventry is using smoke and heat exhaust ventilation (SHEV) systems from SE Controls to enhance fire safety by providing smoke free escape routes for almost 1000 students living at Paradise Student Village. Located... View Article

Retractable Kalwall allows open air swimming

Kalwall® translucent cladding, exclusively available in the UK and Ireland from Structura UK Ltd, has been used for a clever retractable roof system at Club One in Maryland, USA. Kalwall and its subsidiary, Structures Unlimited, worked with SEI Architects to... View Article

Kalwall rockets away

Aerospace company Blue Origin’s vast new 70,000 square metre factory in Kennedy Space Centre’s Exploration Park in Florida is now manufacturing ‘Glenn’ rockets for launches at Cape Canaveral 10 miles away. In addition, it is expected that the factory’s upper-level... View Article

The fruits of determination

Listen here Nothing was going to stop resourceful self-builder Gill MacLeod achieving the house of her dreams, a major renovation in rural Scotland TEXT JAYNE DOWLE IMAGES EMMA GRAY Clambering around a delivery depot in a hi-vis vest and hard... View Article

An uphill battle

Listen here Ian and Julie Perrin were unsure about buying the ‘difficult’ plot of land they ended up building on in Montgomery, mid-Wales, but they convinced themselves to take the plunge TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES NIKHILESH HAVAL When the time... View Article

Curves in all the right places

Listen here Not only have Roger and Lucy Southcott achieved their ambition of building a home that’s energy self-sufficient with super-low greenhouse gas emissions, they’ve also created something that’s carefully shaped to fit the contours of its Wiltshire location TEXT... View Article