Levolux helps Suffolk go green

A bold new ‘Energy from Waste’ facility in Great Blakenham, Suffolk is having a surprisingly positive impact on the Suffolk landscape, thanks to an Aerofoil Fin screening solution from Levolux. Designed by Grimshaw Architects to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, the new... View Article

Britcon in steel job for King’s Cross German Gym

Britcon Engineering Services (BES) has completed a major contract to install supporting steelwork for the refurbishment of the listed 19th Century ‘Germany Gymnasium’ in King’s Cross. D&D London is currently transforming the historic 10,000 sq. ft building into a complex... View Article

Improved colour coating on galvanised steel gutter systems

Galvanised Steel is a great product for gutters and downpipes as its stylish looks are long-lasting. It doesn’t fade. And now Rainclear Systems’ Steel Gutters, downpipes and fittings, designed and manufactured by Zambelli in Germany, come with new ‘robust’ colour... View Article

Durham Foundry

Durham Foundry is a Sheffield based iron foundry with over a hundred years’ experience of helping customers find ways to use grey and ductile iron castings in architectural projects. Their customer base includes private and corporate clients and we’ve been involved... View Article

T-Pren at the Royal Opera House

T-Pren was used by the architects Dixon Jones to overcome expansion problems in the long metal gutters on the complicated roofs of the Royal Opera House. T-Pren forms a waterproof expansion joint, which eliminates the standard step detail and results... View Article

CLT – Reaching New Horizons

Engineered timber has made significant advances over the past decade. Cross laminated timber (CLT) in particular, has been taken to places never before predicted. There has been growing global support for the prioritisation of CLT – particularly in the development... View Article

Exciting the imagination

An unremarkable piece of canal-side industrial estate in a leafy Hertfordshire has been transformed into a showcase office complex for one of the UK’s most innovative companies, writes Ray Philpott When a world-leading technology business decides to build a new... View Article

5 Real Reasons to Choose Steel

We often get questions about comparisons of different materials. Very frequently the choice is between steel versus plastic or aluminium. Our choice at Lindab is, and has always been, steel. We will give you 5 real reasons to choose steel... View Article

Vetrotech Saint Gobain – fire glass specialists

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain supply a product range that not only provides total protection against fire and smoke threats they have also been specifically designed to accommodate other multifunctional requirements such as: energy conservation, sound reduction, impact safety and physical security. With... View Article

A close-up view on polycarbonate glazing

Vicky Evans, director, Twinfix Limited, discusses the comparison of polycarbonate and glass in overhead glazing. Polycarbonate, a modern day engineering thermoplastic glazing sheet, offers many benefits over glass for use in overhead glazing. Polycarbonate sheet, with its high strength to... View Article

Skylights break new heights

With an increased preoccupation with creating more energy-efficient buildings, skylight manufacturers have seen a heightened demand for intelligent glazing solutions. But how do the flat roof skylights fair in comparison to their window counterparts? Justin Seldis, managing director of skylight... View Article