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The Shed, New York

Moveable shell clad in ETFE encloses new centre of art The Shed is New York’s new centre for artistic invention designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The building’s flexible design will accommodate the broadest range... View Article

MPA publishes long term aggregate demand and supply study

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24th May at... View Article

Concrete and composites: A powerful partnership

At the end of 2016, the UK government unveiled a record infrastructure spend pipeline of £500 billion-plus, £300m of which will be invested by 2020/21. Composite materials play a growing role in this, with expected growth in the construction industry... View Article

5 of London’s most iconic buildings made with ash

Modern, unique, iconic – London’s skyline is recognised around the world. But did you know some of it is built with ash? London’s historic relationship with its power system is clear to see in its skyline. Old decommissioned power stations,... 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

Vinyl is back in fashion

From music to flooring, vinyl has made a comeback, and it is more versatile than ever. Flooring specialists Gerflor examine the trends . Bold design statements can either pay off stunningly well or, much like the derided 1970s pebble-dash, backfire... View Article

Artisan panel doors grace luxury Surrey mansion

Specialist door manufacturer, Ahmarra Door Solutions have supplied bespoke panel doors for ‘Westbourn’, a newly-built luxury mansion in the Surrey countryside by leading luxury property developer, Hencan. Ahmarra worked closely with the developer, Hencan to select Blenheim 2-panel doors in... View Article

Polyflor flooring adds urban edge to BMet

High-design concrete effect safety flooring from commercial vinyl flooring specialists Polyflor was recently used at BMet college in Birmingham to create a fresh look for their reception area, common room and canteen. Safety flooring from the Polysafe Arena PUR collection... View Article

New downloadable documents from SureSet resin bound paving

SureSet permeable paving have introduced even more documents to their website ‘Downloads’ page; creating an impressive, informative range of files to choose from, including ‘How to’ guides, company policies and specifications for every type of application, laying on each different... View Article

Laminates create a colourful campus

Abet Laminati’s MEG exterior grade laminate has been used to colourful effect at a new Academy in Birmingham which specialises in preparing students for careers in Health & Social Care, Enterprise and Creative Technology. Designed by international design practice Scott... 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

VIVIX® by Formica Group revitalises sheltered housing scheme

Briefed to renovate a tired sheltered housing scheme, John McCall Architects proposed to invert Shallcross Court by constructing a new outward-facing communal block. Having experimented with a variety of finishes and colours, the specification of VIVIX® panels permitted the creation... View Article

Deeplas brings contemporary aesthetic to 90s office block

Linthorpe Developments, a commercial North-East property company, is rejuvenating a 26-year-old office block in Middlesbrough using embossed pearl grey PVC-U cladding from Deeplas, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of calcium organic PVC-U roofline products and building plastics.  The colour,... View Article
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