Marking time

Everyone is talking about it. But not everyone knows what it will mean for their business. CE Marking of hardware for fire doors is now compulsory and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is keen to clarify what it means... View Article

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions webinar proves popular

With registered attendees from forty-two countries throughout the world, the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions webinar on complete doorset specification proved successful. The hour-long online seminar, hosted in conjunction with this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, got into some of the industry’s most... View Article

New housing development incorporates renewable heating

Oak Trees is a new housing development in Slough Lane, situated in the market town of Attleborough, within the rural Norfolk landscape. The site consists of 22 houses, chalets and bungalows built in a traditional style. The developer, Bennett Homes,... View Article

Sotech’s engineeting excellence exemplified on Alan Gilbert building

The University of Manchester’s Alan Gilbert Learning Commons library building, designed by Sheppard Robson, features highly engineered Sotech-Optima FC Secret-Fix rainscreen panels finished in anodised aluminium, providing a similar appearance and reflectivity on every panel. At the administrative heart of... View Article

Merchants see strong demand for new mixed Brindle Tile

A new clay tile has proven so popular with merchants’ customers that sales have exceeded its half yearly targets in the first few months alone. Marley Eternit’s new Acme Mixed Brindle single camber clay plain tile was developed to meet... View Article

Gerflor’s Taralay Premium is “A class above its rivals”

Gerflor‘s newly improved Taralay Premium vinyl flooring is a high performance solution for heavy traffic areas in education, office, healthcare, retirement home, cinema, hotel and restaurant sectors. If the choice of 120 colours isn’t enough, designers can use the My... View Article

Wolf trusses chosen for new East Yorkshire village hall

Hull-based manufacturer, Turner Timber Frames, has provided Wolf Systems roof trusses for the construction of the new £500,000 village hall in Paull, East Yorkshire. The new lottery-funded building, designed by local architect, David Cross, replaces an old 1930s prefabricated building... View Article

Kawneer Glazing takes silver at most successful enterprise zone

Curtain walling and window vents from Kawneer feature on an EcoCampus in Glasgow. HFD Group’s EcoCampus office development, the final phase of development at Hamilton International Park, Scotland’s most successful Enterprise Zone, features glazing systems from leading architectural aluminium supplier... View Article

CE marking for the specifier

Since the 1st July 2013 CE Marking has become mandatory in the UK for all construction products, but what does this mean for the specifier? Mark Wadsworth, Operations Director of Senior Architectural Systems looks at the impact of CE marking... View Article

Steni UK announces new ownership

Steni UK, part of the leading Norwegian façade panel company, has new owners. The investment fund Accent Equity 2012 has acquired, together with Steni’s management, 100% of the shares from the company’s previous owners. Steni’s current CEO Tom Rønning and... View Article