RENOLIT launches new RIBA approved surface design CPD

RENOLIT has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on the flexibility and uses of thermoformable PVC as a decorative surface which illustrates the benefits of PVC films over other decorative surface materials. The seminar provides architects with an understanding about... View Article

The Ellipsicoon pavilion

Introducing Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s Ellipsicoon – part of the REVOLUTION PRECRAFTED pavilion series. A place of rest, retreat and mindfulness, the Ellipsicoon creates a tranquil nomadic extension to the home: a detached, secluded space of immersion in nature.... View Article
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Composites UK reveals its industry award shortlist for 2017

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2017 composites industry awards, which will be presented at the annual awards dinner on 1st November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show. Claire Whysall, Communications... View Article

Composites UK to Launch Sustainability Sub Group

Composites UK will officially launch its new sustainability sub group on 3rd October with an event held at Scott Bader’s premises in Northampton on the subject of ‘A Sustainable Future for Composites’. The sub group, which is chaired by Steven... View Article

The many downsides of FRPs leave plenty of room for innovation  

Nearly all the advocates of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) shy away from talking about the many elephants in the room and there are enough of them that is beyond crowded. IDTechEx does not see these downsides as insurmountable barriers and instead look at the problems as opportunities and hotbeds of innovation. This article will highlight... View Article

Limitless design possibilities with Trimo’s Qbiss One

Trimo, a leading architectural solutions provider, presents Qbiss One; a cost-effective, complete composite panel system insulated with mineral wool. Selected by industry leading names such as Mecanoo and Purcell Architects, Qbiss One is distinguished by its unique rounded corner and... View Article

Increased demand for renewable building product

Demand for Plaswood is on the increase as specifiers, architects, landscape designers, construction companies and many more realise the benefits of the sustainable, eco-friendly substitute for non-renewable materials such as wood, concrete and steel. Plaswood is strong, durable, waterproof, maintenance-free,... View Article

Should a firewall be for life?

It’s not just a wall, it’s a firewall and for such crucial protection the use of composite panels gives buildings a huge performance boost. But, Brett Harrington, Divisional Manager for the Firewall and Data Division of ISD Solutions, warns you... View Article

Composites UK launches its autumn programme of events

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, has launched the preliminary agendas for its autumn programme of events. Working with the National Composites Centre, the association has confirmed two further SME Roadshows. The first of these, which is... View Article

Butterfly roof with a bullnose edge

The new head office for Peters Ice Cream by Gray Puksand, located in Melbourne, makes the most of the existing landscape and takes additional inspiration from its natural surrounds: slender steel columns imitate gum trees to create the illusion of... View Article

Composites UK exceeds 300 members

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain is very pleased to announce that it has exceeded the 300 member mark. Over the past 12 months the association has seen more than 50 companies join sizing from... View Article
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RIBA statement on Design for Fire Safety

Starting in the early hours of 14 June 2017 a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London caused a significant number of fatalities. This document supplements statements made by the RIBA in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and... View Article