Permitted paving

Although a requirement for most new developments, other – often forgotten – planning measures encouraging sustainable drainage (or SuDS) also apply to new or replacement paving around existing properties. They are explained in brand new editions of Interpave’s ‘Permitted Paving’... View Article

Added protection where needed from Crittall MW40

Crittall’s Corporate MW40 steel windows can be specified where superior air, wind or water resistance and greater sound attenuation are required. Offering the same high-quality appearance as the company’s successful Corporate W20 range the MW40 variant can accept glass up... View Article

Quality engineered products for a new engineering department

In 2016 Imperial College London acquired the neighbouring disused Royal Mail Post Sorting Office from the Science Museum, sitting on the corner of Exhibition Road and Imperial College Road. Architects Pascall+Watson were employed to devise a sensitive yet practical design... 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

Clear cut facades

As glass is increasingly being used to breathe new life into old architectural buildings Simon Boocock, MD of CRL Europe, looks at the benefits of the material and some of the systems available to aid installation and maintenance. What do... View Article