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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

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
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