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

A shining future on the Clyde – Clydebank Leisure Centre

Scotland’s dockyards may have all but vanished but a distinctive new leisure centre in Clydebank reflects the area’s heritage to ensure it won’t be lost, writes Steve Menary. Shipbuilding has been a part of Scotland’s industrial heritage on the River... View Article

Stairways to design efficiency

Phil Waind of Waind Gohil + Potter Architects describes how the firm has developed a ‘design for manufacture’ approach to optimise the creation of staircases as a key element of buildings for users. Waind Gohil + Potter Architects believes it’s... View Article

Enhancing the public realm

The city centre of Lahti, Finland, has been transformed by the consistent application of Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis to unify normally utilitarian elements such as bus shelters, lift and stair enclosures – and even a road under-pass. Designed by... View Article

VMZINC interlocking panel facade for distinctive Poole development

An eye-catching, contemporary facade has been achieved on Majestic House, part of the Altitude development in Poole, through use of VMZINC® interlocking panels in natural zinc, QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC®. Terence O’Rourke Architects’ design of the £6m first phase entailed conversion... View Article

Tackling staircase challenges

Nick Bligh of JELD-WEN discusses how involving manufacturers at the early planning stages of a project can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth delivery of a structurally sound staircase. Stairs can be viewed as a complicated element of... View Article

Copper for the Crick

The prestigious Francis Crick Institute research facility in London has incorporated Allgood’s Contego range of antimicrobial ironmongery in its laboratory and visitor areas. The Francis Crick Institute is an ambitious collaboration of six founding research partners: the Medical Research Council,... View Article

Kawneer launches THE architects guide to aluminium in building

A new specification guide to its portfolio of architectural aluminium glazing systems has been published by Kawneer. THE architect’s guide to aluminium in building has been launched by leading UK manufacturer of designer glazing systems Kawneer. The ultimate specification guide... View Article

Neaco decking chosen for another landmark bridge

Neaco’s aluminium decking has been specified for another landmark bridge project at Bécon-les-Bruyères train station which forms part of the extensive redevelopment of the Zac des Bruyeres Courbevoie in Paris. The striking new footbridge is the key feature of first... View Article

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