How To Select The Right Boiler System For New Developments

Selecting the right boiler system is a critical decision for housebuilders and developers, directly impacting the future occupants’ comfort and the project’s environmental footprint.  This guide, informed by industry-leading insights from sources like Uswitch and Which? on top boilers for... View Article

Brick Awards 2023: The Winners

The Brick Development Association is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the annual Brick Awards. Category: Supreme Winner Project: Shrewsbury Flaxmill Location: Shrewsbury Brick Manufacturer: Northcot Brick Brick Name: Brickfield Orange, Weathered and Stratford Mellow Weathered Architect: Fielden Clegg... View Article

Changing to a greener route

LISTEN HERE Arup’s design for the HS2 Interchange Station now underway near Birmingham sets new standards for sustainability as well as connectivity. Tom Boddy reports Although it was recently confirmed that HS2’s overall scope has been severely truncated, with Rishi... View Article

White Paper: Delivering the Future Homes Standard

The Government has confirmed that, from 2025, no new homes will be allowed to be heated using fossil fuels, such as using the typical gas boilers. Homes will also be required to be ‘future-proofed’ to utilise the electricity grid as... View Article

White Paper: The Road to Zero Carbon (2030-2050)

According to the World Green Building Council, buildings are globally responsible for half of the world’s total CO2 emissions and resource consumption, and 36% of global energy consumption. In 2019 RIBA joined the international Architects Declare movement to put practical... View Article

Open to new ideas

LISTEN HERE Breaking the mould as a highly flexible coworking space open to the whole of Cambridge University, Jestico + Whiles’ socially-focused building helps present a more public face while supporting new collaborations Although only a couple of miles from... View Article

Surface Design Awards 2023 Finalists Announced

The Surface Design Awards Finalists have been revealed with judges praising the high standard of innovation and sustainability in entries received from around the world. After a stringent judging process, the Finalists for this year’s Surface Design Awards have been selected,... View Article

A sustainable alternative to aluminium

There are multiple considerations when comparing polymer and aluminium windows, especially when it comes to sustainability, performance, and design flexibility. Here, Steve Tonkiss of REHAU addresses the debate head-on. As we approach government decarbonisation targets for 2030 and 2050, and... View Article

Capitalising on copper

Simon Walker from SIG Zinc & Copper shares his knowledge and insight into the benefits and approach to using copper in builds For designers and architects, selecting the most appropriate solution for cladding or roofing involves finding a balance between... View Article

Sizing up steel roofing tiles

David Padmore from Metrotile UK Ltd explores the versatile world of lightweight metal roofing systems: what they look like and their uses Even in these enlightened times, many people in the construction sector mention a ‘metal’ roofing system and they... View Article

Think zinc

Jonathan Lowy of VMZinc looks at the precise requirements of a complex metal roof and addresses the aesthetics and challenges involved The new library at Magdalene College in Cambridge – designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects – sits next to part... View Article

Security without compromise

STS202 is changing the game for security standards across the construction sector. Ash Pearson from Jack Aluminium talks us through the specification and what security benefits it can offer for buildings Security should always be a concern, but never an... View Article

Timeless architectural copper

Copper continues to intrigue and inspire architects. With limitless possibilities for innovative contemporary design, copper also provides exemplary recyclability, sustainability and longevity explains Chris Hodson from Aurubis As one of our oldest building materials, copper’s unique, timeless architectural qualities are... View Article

Screen test

In creating a unique digital art school for Manchester, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios enlivened windowless facades with a giant LED screen displaying students’ work, surrounded by bespoke, pleated aluminium. James Parker reports The Manchester Metropolitan University School of Digital Arts... View Article