Choose wood, choose FSC

Tallulah Chapman, communications manager, FSC UK discusses the reasons for choosing FSC certified wood for builds. The London 2012 Athlete’s Village was completed last year using 18,508m³ of timber, which is enough to fill 7.5 Olympic swimming pools or stretch... View Article

AluK launches a complete specification guide

AluK (GB), a leading manufacturer of innovative aluminium building systems is pleased to announce the launch of its complete Specification Guide, detailing its portfolio of products including curtain walling, window and door systems. The comprehensive guide provides specifiers and architects... View Article

Aspire to luxury design with new sliding-folding door system

ESG Ltd has unveiled its latest innovation with the launch of the new ESG Aspire Sliding-Folding Door System, creating a truly ‘responsive building material’. A premium sliding-folding door system for interior use, the ESG Aspire offers quality and design excellence... View Article

Z?ota 44: Less than 6 months to go

Z?ota 44 is due to be opened in less six months and will become Europe´s second tallest building once completed. Arup is working to ensure that the luxury 54-storey skyscraper will be fully functioning as scheduled Located in the centre... View Article

EPIC at forefront of electronic CE marking

Most manufacturers have geared up for the arrival of mandatory CE Marking in July this year, but members of EPIC, the industry voice for insulated panel manufacturers, are leading the way in adopting an innovative approach to this latest EU... View Article

Timber Refuge highlights Timbmet’s skills

Timbmet and SmartPly recently collaborated to realise the construction of the Embassy for Refugees Pavilion, part of London’s Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2013, which coincided with the start of Refugee Week. SmartPly OSB was used as the main structure of the... View Article

Carea launches new cladding colours, textures and sizes

Leading developer of facade solutions, Carea, has launched a striking new range of double fitting cladding panels that bring texture and colour to building facades. Part of the company’s Aquila range, the new panels are available in four different finishes... View Article

Hygiene at the helm!

A progressive housing association which specializes in development and management of models of supported housing for people with special needs is applying that commitment through to tenants’ independence in personal hygiene. Helm Housing has completed the creation of 14 purpose-built... View Article

Sapphire Balustrades selected for new state-of-the-art academy

Beautiful glass balustrades from Sapphire provide the perfect balance between high style and student-proof performance at the new £32 million Shoreham Academy in West Sussex. Sapphire was selected to manufacture and install high quality internal balustrades to complement the three-storey... View Article

PDS open doors for new youth centre and library

Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS) have recently supplied 34 of their Oak veneer fire doors and frames for a new library and Youth Connexions facility in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The brief for the library project required the doors to incorporate glazed fanlights... View Article

Metal technology completes the picture at Marine Wharf

Architectural aluminium systems manufacturer Metal Technology has supplied more than £500,000 (installed value) of its products at Marine Wharf in London. Built by main contractor Ardmore for Berkeley Homes, the 2.8 hectare, 532 unit Marine Wharf is the key site... View Article