European Architectural Copper Awards shortlist announced

Eight very different entries have been shortlisted by a panel of architect judges for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. Members of the public can now vote for their favourite shortlisted project via until 31st August. The eighteenth... View Article
Eco-friendly wooden wall panels prove to be a popular addition to V4 product portfolio

Eco-friendly wooden wall panels proving popular

The trend for style-conscious home owners to want to create stunning interiors using eco-friendly products is proving a growth area for V4 Woodflooring. The company’s Panneau Collection is made from reclaimed and recycled timber, including wood sourced from doors, window frames and even boats.... View Article

Growing acceptance of timber

Timber is seeing a strong resurgence across many construction sectors due to sustainability drivers, but obstacles remain. ADF canvasses industry views. Each year the UK produces 11 million tonnes of steel, 12 million tonnes of concrete and 11 million tonnes... View Article

Curvaceous Metalline

News that The Curve in Slough has won an LABC award in the “Best Public Building” category, has delighted Metalline who supplied a wide range of architectural aluminium fabrications on the project. At the heart of a £450m regeneration scheme,... View Article
Jean-Pierre Wuytack, Chief Executive Officer, Vandersanden Group

Hoskins Brick rebrands as Vandersanden Group

Hoskins Brick, the wholly owned distributor of Vandersanden bricks in the UK, has today announced a full rebrand and unveiled its new corporate identity. Effective immediately Hoskins Brick will be known as Vandersanden Group, a name that better represents its... View Article

CRL Stone launches tiles to match vanity tops

Following the success of Ceralsio porcelain surfaces, CRL Stone has launched tiles to match with the vanity tops. Surfaces in the bathroom needs to be water-proof, easy to clean and hard wearing. Ceralsio meets all these requirements.  Durable and non-porous,... View Article
Deko Scotland, the innovative and highly regarded supplier of interior glass solutions to many of Scotland’s most high-profile new buildings, is re-branding itself as Indeglas, Danish for 'inside glass'.

Interior glass solutions expert rebrands to Indeglas

Deko Scotland, the innovative and highly regarded supplier of interior glass solutions to many of Scotland’s most high-profile new buildings, is re-branding itself as Indeglas, Danish for ‘inside glass’. The rebranded business which traded as Deko Scotland for seventeen years,... View Article

Rock-solid insulation credentials

With clients demanding versatility as well as robust credentials from insulation, Paul Barrett of Rockwool puts stone wool under the microscope. The ingredient of stone wool insulation is a hard, dark volcanic rock – basalt – that is formed when... View Article

Lightweight steel solution

AshJack is the ultimate lightweight steel solution for curved and pitched roofing. For 35 years AshJack has been used in refurbishment and new build projects both residential and commercial. It offers a permanent solution to failed flat roofs, considerably extending... View Article

A must-read White Paper from Reynaers highlights latest trends

Aluminium systems company Reynaers has surveyed more than 100 architectural professionals to gain a view of technology’s impact on work practices, client relationships and building design. The pace of innovative design technologies in architecture and specification has never been faster. To get... View Article

Breaking the thermal mould

Heat lost through conventionally-wrapped parapets is a common complaint among architects, so an efficient space-saving alternative is welcome, says Schöck’s Chris Willett. In a similar way to the thermal insulation issues manifested with balconies, in the case of parapet connections... View Article