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Kaldewei is a “Brand of Steel”

Premium manufacturer recognised as one of Germany’s most valuable brands. St. Ives, May 2017 – As a premium international brand, Kaldewei was recently voted a Superbrand 2016/2017. The manufacturer of high-end bathroom solutions made of superior steel enamel ranks among... View Article

“Invisible” structural glass launched

Although glass may normally be perceived as essentially ‘invisible’, one manufacturer has explored the potential to remove glare and reflections to produce truly invisible structural glazing. In its campaign, Guardian Glass is highlighting what it describes as the “numerous possibilities... View Article

Historic Swansea art gallery brought into 21st century

The Grade II-listed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea has been modernised with an extension by architects Powell Dobson that uses low-profile structural glazing to help link the buildings. The project involved adding a new gallery, community and education rooms,... View Article

SageGlass wins green prize

SageGlass, manufactured by the SaintGobain group, scooped the Gaia Award for the most innovative green construction product at The Big 5 2016’s Middle East ceremony, celebrating sustainability. The awards honour companies in the construction industry whose products and services demonstrate... View Article

On a path toward low and zero VOC materials

By Steven Argent, Construction Direct at QOB Group  Many of us take the air that we breathe for granted, but in the workplace exposure to harmful chemicals can have a detrimental and serious impact on our health. Improving our indoor... View Article

Industry reacts to Election announcement

Construction industry bodies have reacted to the news that Theresa May plans to call a general election on 8 June. Mark Farmer, author of the government-commissioned Farmer Review of the UK’s skills shortage and CEO of Cast Consultancy, said: “Whatever... View Article

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market

A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree... View Article

Caesarstone presents Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon

Unveiled at the neoclassical Palazzo Serbelloni, leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone presents “Stone Age Folk” by Jaime Hayon, the pinnacle event of their year-long collaboration with the world renowned Spanish designer for the 2017 Designer Collaboration Programme. Inspired by flora, fauna and folklore... View Article

ZHA utilises 3D printing for Thallus structure in Milan

Named after the Greek word for flora that has no differentiation between stem and leaf, Thallus is an experimental structure investigating form and pattern generated by advanced manufacturing and computational methods. Created by automated additive manufacture as well as hot-wire... View Article

VMZINC at Earl’s Court for Materials 2017

VMZINC will be among leading manufactures exhibiting at Materials 2017 on 25th and 26th April at the Earl’s Court Ilec Centre. On show will be the company’s newly introduced bespoke PIGMENTO shades of orange, beige, grey, yellow and purple. These... View Article

Modular Construction: The Future for Housing?

Liz Brown, Associate at Pozzoni Architecture, considers whether modular construction can provide a solution for the UK housing crisis. Our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today. “Whether buying or renting, the fact is, that housing... View Article

Winners of the BREEAM Awards 2017 announced

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2017, the world’s leading sustainability rating scheme, at a gala event held last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The must-attend night of the year for built environment... View Article

Materials 2017 registrations soaring with high purchasing power

Delegate list abundant with architects, project managers, contractors, and many more… With less than two months remaining until Materials 2017 opens its doors, registrations of high calibre delegates from national and international architecture practices, housebuilders, and developers continue to climb.... View Article
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