An artist’s vision is brought to life

Humanistiska Teatern, Uppsala University University campus auditorium, Sweden Architects: White Arkitekter Artist: Ann Lislegaard Unlike traditional lecture halls, the horseshoe-shaped design of this innovative and unique building allows all in the auditorium to see and hear each other, encouraging both... View Article

TSSA move into new Headquarters at 17 Devonshire Square

The Transport Salaried Staff’s Association (TSSA) have just completed a fit-out of their new headquarters space on the second floor of 17 Devonshire Square, London. The 22,461 sq. ft. building is located in a prominent corner position within the square... View Article

SPSenvirowall’s Journey to BOPAS Accreditation

SPSenvirowall, a UK leading supplier of external wall insulation, render and facades, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for its innovative, rain screen cladding, RendaClad for the new build and offsite construction industry. RendaClad was developed for applying... View Article

Kemper system on display at Museum of Liverpool

Kemper System has helped to refurbish the Museum of Liverpool, completing a complex waterproofing project, which made the final of the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards 2018. Positioned over the Leeds Liverpool canal link, the museum required remedial... View Article

Sounding out multi-purpose venues

The Folkehuset Absalon in Copenhagen is an excellent example of the growing trend towards multi-use and multi-purpose cultural social centres. Designed to promote community cohesion with a flexible space to accommodate a variety of activities and services, multi-purpose venues are... View Article

Still at its best, Johnson & Starley warm air heating

Johnson & Starley’s WarmCair condensing warm air heating range is suitable for a wide range of applications including private residential and social housing as well as smaller commercial applications such as schools, sports facilities, nursing homes and community centres. With... View Article

Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints Building typology comes in all shapes and sizes, each with its own unique design criteria. Frequently building services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning in particular can... View Article

Improving thermal performance with secondary glazing

Being more thermally efficient and wasting less energy has become very important, not only on an environmental level, but also economically. Secondary glazing is a well-established method of greatly improving insulation within existing buildings. As the leading specialist in secondary... View Article

Your key to reducing height in a heated floor assembly

Once upon a time, the specification of a complete heated floor assembly meant numerous products, layers and processes. Then came Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO… When the original DITRA-HEAT-E system was released in 2013, it was the first electric underfloor heating system of its... View Article

Sika Sarnafil and Partners scoop NFRC Awards

Market leading single ply roofing manufacturer, Sika Sarnafil, and two of its Registered Contractors, have triumphed at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards. The awards, which recognise outstanding standards of workmanship and... View Article

Reducing the risk

A revolutionary new project in Copenhagen designed by Bjarke Ingels Group Architects has turned a waste-to-energy plant into a 95,000 square metre tourist attraction. Located on Amager island, the Amager Resource Centre incorporates a ski slope into the roof, walking... View Article

Agar Grove Estate, Camden

Largest Passivhaus development in the UK Sustainable regeneration of 1960’s council housing estate in Camden as part of council’s Community Investment Programme 500 affordable homes in blocks of 4-18-storeys Teplo wall ties chosen for external cavity walls to minimise fabric... View Article