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Crittall proves popular at Poplar

Crittall steel windows provided the original fenestration in the art deco Poplar public baths when they were built in 1934 in London’s East End. And weather-tight, energy efficient Crittall products were the ideal replacement when the Grade II listed building... View Article

Panels a sound feature of refurbished airport building

Sheffield-based Panel Systems, a leading manufacturer of decorative and composite panels, has recently supplied aluminium faced Aluglaze panels in metallic silver for London City Airport’s Terminal Building refurbishment. Panel Systems manufactured 170m² of Aluglaze panels, which feature powder coated or... View Article

Hazlemere gets a First at Reading University with major refurb

Meeting complex briefs and exceeding expectations for three decades, Hazlemere is one of the region’s longest-serving, most highly respected suppliers of premium architectural aluminium. Over more than thirty years, the firm has developed an enviable reputation for its expertise in... 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

Open the door to aluminium

Manying Siu of bi-folding door and lantern roof supplier Made For Trade discusses how the shift towards high quality aluminium home improvements will benefit renovators and homeowners ‘Don’t move, improve’ is a mantra that .couldn’t be more relevant today. Recent... View Article

VMZINC sponsors World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 16-18 November, will highlight more than 300 projects from 58 countries shortlisted for awards in 32 categories. Sponsored by VMZINC®, the UK has the largest number of projects with... View Article

Exhibition centre in Liverpool

With views across the River Mersey and the city’s UNESCO world heritage site, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is the newest addition to the existing Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool, already home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. With... 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

New architects’ brochure from Q-Railing

Q-railing presents a brand new architects’ brochure – Q-designs by Q-railing. It gives a complete overview of all the company’s designer balustrade systems – in total, around 20 glass railing systems, baluster railing systems and handrail systems. The chapters are... View Article

Science fiction and climate facts – the Met Office

A new sci-fi-inspired Met Office base in Devon is set to become an architectural landmark as well as a top destination for environmental scientists exploring how our climate works. Stephen Cousins reports from the scene. Devon’s reputation for cider and... View Article

Steeling the limelight – Four St Pancras Square

Part of the swathes of land being revived by the the King’s Cross regeneration, Four Pancras Square is a steel giant which conjures up memories of London’s industrial heartland. Steve Menary reports. Replicating rusty metal might not seem an obvious... View Article

Travelling light – Travel Centre, Lahti, Finland

Bus and rail shelters are rarely seen as works of art but the copper-clad shelter for a new road-rail intersection in Lahti, Finland, is something of a metal masterpiece. Michael Willoughby reports from the Land of the Midnight Sun. What... View Article

Why the UK should think zinc

Zinc has been widely used in Europe for centuries but remains largely overlooked in the UK. Alex Murphy of VM Zinc looks at its key benefits and describes how to make zinc installations a success. Robust, easy to maintain and... View Article

Powder coating, by design

Richard Besant from Powdertech (Corby) provides tips on how to achieve the best possible coating appearance and integrity in the metal finishing process during design and manufacture. As with so many things, beginning with the end in mind can pay... View Article

Shaping our city skylines

Steve Thompson of EOS Facades shares his views on the latest developments in light steel framing for a variety of different living environments. The speed of construction coupled with enhanced quality and high levels of sustainability make light steel frames an... View Article

Facades for the future

Stephen Anderson of CMS Window Systems discusses what he sees as the bright future for unitised aluminium systems in sustainable facade design and build. The speed at which the building sector has adopted modern methods of construction (MMC) has been... View Article

The lowdown on lead

Lead remains highly specified but many construction professionals are unaware of the various types available or the quality standards. Boudewijn Tuinenburg of Midland Lead explores the sector’s knowledge of lead’s accreditations and green credentials. Over the past few months, the... View Article
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