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Recycled and reclaimed: A gimmick or a viable solution?

As concerns over climate change continue to grow, many individuals are looking to recycled and reclaimed materials to lessen their impact on the environment. While such projects can be works of art when built by enterprising individuals, can commercial developers... View Article

Materials 2017 announces CRASH as official charity partner

CRASH, the construction industry’s charity, has been announced as Materials 2017’s official charity partner for the event. CRASH is a unique, practical charity that assists homeless and hospice charities with construction related projects. Good architecture is highly significant to the... View Article

Modelling Abet’s Laminates

Abet Laminati is delighted to announce that, as part of its ongoing drive to ensure ease of specification, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is now available across its core ranges in the UK. The BIM Objects are now available for the... View Article

GGF supports Materials 2017 exhibition

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is delighted to support Materials 2017, a new conference and exhibition focused entirely on the cutting-edge of material solutions for architecture, construction, and design, to be held on the 25th and 26th of April... View Article

Northcot Brick project wins 2016 Stirling Prize

One of Northcot Brick’s flagship building projects, the Newport Street Gallery has won the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. Awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Stirling Prize is presented... View Article

Wood by William Hall, coming March 2017

Building on the earlier bestselling titles, Concrete and Brick, Wood is authored by graphic designer William Hall. It features an introductory essay by writer and naturalist Richard Mabey who explores the symbiotic relationship between building and trees. Ultimately, with its... View Article

Timber panels supplied to major new health centre

One of the UK’s leading panel manufacturers Panel Systems, has supplied timber faced insulated panels to the new £15m Eastwood Health centre in Glasgow. The panel manufacturer supplied over 140m2 of Aluminium insulated panels, which were clad with Siberian Larch... View Article

Flowcrete UK wins FeRFA Award for high-end cattery project

Flowcrete UK took home a coveted prize at the FeRFA Best Practise Awards 2016, winning the Highly Commended Small Industrial Project category in partnership with Resin Coating Specialists. The award, presented during a glittering ceremony held in the Woodlands Suite... View Article

SFE FAÇADE2016 competition winners announced

Against a backdrop of a record number of entries from facade practices and partnerships located around the world, the winners of the 2016 Facade competition organised by the Society of Facade Engineering have been announced. The results were kept a... View Article

Vandersanden Group acquires Hoskins Brick

Belgian brick and pavers manufacturer, Vandersanden Group, has today announced its acquisition of Hoskins Brick Limited, the company’s exclusive UK distribution partner. Vandersanden Group is one of the largest brick manufacturers in Europe, with a total annual production capacity of... View Article

Knauf AMF delivers feel good acoustic design

Knauf AMF specialist acoustic ceiling solutions are installed throughout one of the largest leisure complexes in London, Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre. The flagship leisure centre is part of the council’s ambitious multi-million-pound sports venue investment programme and is the... View Article

Winners of the 2016 Tile of Spain Awards

First prize in the Architecture category has been awarded to two Oropesa homes which utilised ceramic tiles with outstanding precision to give these heritage properties a unique appearance. First prize in the Interior Design category has been achieved by the... View Article

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
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