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Ibstock showcased award winning design

When the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) Awards took place last month (November), the latest edition of ‘Design’, the inspirational magazine from Ibstock, was showcasing a number of cutting-edge projects using Ibstock bricks, which had been shortlisted for the prestigious accolades. The issue offered a... View Article

New Sto international website delivers inspiration online

Sto has unveiled a new version of its international website that is aimed specifically at architects, designers, planners and developers who are involved in construction projects at a very early stage. The site – www.sto.com – has been specially designed... View Article

Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2016 award winners

The Structural Concrete Alliance has announced CCL (GB) Ltd as the winner of the 2016 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment for its upgrading and strengthening work at National Grid PLC’s Isle of Grain site near Rochester, Kent.... View Article

A material world

Brendon Robins of Spatial Design Architects explores some of the recent trends when it comes to specifying key building materials for house designs There is a phrase ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ and it is true that major... View Article

Surface Design Awards 2017 finalists are announced

The Surface Design Awards are the only awards in the UK that recognise and celebrate outstanding examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. The respected awards were launched in... View Article

NorDan celebrates 90 years in business

NorDan, one of the biggest Scandinavian producers of high quality, high performance timber windows and doors, celebrated 90 years in business in 2016.  The UK business has opened new headquarters in Livingston this month. The firm was founded in 1926... View Article

A bridge too far

Andrew Orriss of SIG360 discusses how thermal bridging has impacted the thermal performance of some new build homes and how the industry has been working to mitigate that risk. Andrew Orriss of SIG360 discusses how thermal bridging has impacted the... View Article

Comar 6EFT – Curtain walling

Due to demand from our Architectural and Fabricator clients, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems are pleased to launch additional new mullions and transoms for their innovative Comar 6EFT Curtain Wall system, with the highest Ix and Iy values available on the... View Article

FACADE2016 – Call for entries

The Society of Facade Engineering launches the latest in its increasingly respected architectural facades competition. The highly respected Society of Facade Engineering (SFE) has called for entries to FACADE2016. It is the third in the series of the international competition... View Article

Wood for Good appoint new campaign director

Wood for Good has appointed Christiane Lellig as its new Campaign Director. Wood for Good aims to increase the use of timber across all potential markets in the UK and Christiane will be driving forward its new housing market campaign.... View Article

Scottish Accoya project scoops Wood Award

A carbon-friendly family home in Scotland, refurbished using world-leading Accoya®, has been named Modified Wood Project of the Year by the Wood Protection Association at its inaugural awards ceremony. Owner Dr Robert Hairstans, Head of Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for... View Article

Wood for Good launches 2016 housing campaign

Wood for Good, the timber industry communications organisation, has developed its new campaign for 2016, designed to showcase how timber can help solve the housing crisis. Timber can address the need to deliver a major increase in new, quality housing... View Article
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