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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

Eltherington’s Corten facade steel appeal

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money. Facade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten,... 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

Fast Systems Limited to exhibit at Materials 2017!

Fast Systems Limited, who specialise in electronic water conditioners, are showing their Scaleguard electronic water conditioner at Materials 2017 as a simple and economic solution for house builders to incorporate hard water protection in new homes as recommended in the... View Article

Brick problems solved for architects at Materials 2017

Experts on Imperial Bricks’ stand 3/4 at Materials 2017 will help architects, specifiers and developers choose the right bricks for renovation, extension and new build. The Materials show is on 25th-26th April at the ILEC Conference Centre, London. Imperial Bricks... View Article

UCL School of Management

Armourcoat polished plaster has been specified for the UCL (University College London) School of Management at its new space on 38th floor of the iconic One Canada Square, Canary Wharf in London. The unique space, designed by leading architects Levitt... View Article

Park Regis Birmingham and Rofuto

Park Regis Birmingham, part of the StayWell hospitality Group, is a brand new upscale four-star luxury hotel with 253 well-appointed guest rooms in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre on Broad Street. The hotel offers a modern and contemporary ambience... View Article

Armourcoat Acoustic creates a calm and inviting environment

Decorative specialists Armourcoat have introduced a new Acoustic Plaster system designed to optimize the acoustics of interior spaces. From large theatre halls, offices, classrooms, hotel receptions and private residences the use of hard sound reflective surfaces such as glass, wood... View Article

Understanding laminated glass

Structural applications are one of the glazing areas offering the greatest added value for glass processors, but it is important to avoid improvisation and risks according to Michel Palumbo and Maria Teresa Mazzucchelli, glass safety service designers for Vetrostrutturale. Sometimes, glass designers and processors focus too heavily on... View Article

Exemplary public realm with concrete

Shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize, Trafalgar Place near London’s Elephant and Castle provides an exemplar for high density development and the exceptional public realm that helps define the project, featured in an important new case study from the trade... View Article

Understanding thin polymer modified floating screeds

Traditional sand/cement floating screeds are suitable for application at a minimum thickness of 75mm for heavy and medium duty screed applications (Category A & B) and at a minimum thickness of 65mm for light duty residential use (Category C), see... View Article

ROCKWOOL takes architects back to the beginning

ROCKWOOL has launched ‘Origins’, an interactive video which takes architects on a journey to explore the deeper benefits of stone wool insulation alongside the innovation and exceptional service at the heart of the ROCKWOOL brand. Warren Dudding, Marketing Director at... 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
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