Metal Technology products bring Bradstowe House vision to life

State-of-the-art products from Metal Technology have been instrumental in delivering aesthetic and building performance objectives in a new build mixed-use development in Harrow. Set on a triangular site in the heart of the town centre, Bradstowe House combines 177 luxury apartments including... View Article

Handmade Bronze Windows

Architectural Bronze Casements make bespoke, handmade bronze windows, doors and screens. Bronze is an exciting and traditional alternative to the steel and aluminium windows generally available. Made from architectural bronze which is strong, long lasting and visually appealing. Our systems offer fine... View Article

3D printing shows its metal

Research into 3D printing using metal has produced the world’s first complex steel components and plans to print an entire steel bridge in mid air using automated robots. Stephen Cousins reports. The large scale application of 3D printing, or additive... View Article

European Copper in Architecture Awards 2015

An international team of architect judges has shortlisted ten projects for the 2015 European Copper in Architecture Awards, a celebration of the very best in contemporary architecture. By Chris Hodson. The seventeenth iteration of these popular, biennial architectural awards recognises... View Article

Hot-dip galvanizing is worth its steel

Bob Duxbury, technical director at Wedge Group Galvanizing, one of the UK’s largest hot-dip galvanizing organisations, explains just how the galvanizing process works, the technology behind it, and the financial and sustainable benefits of incorporating the finish into architectural design.... View Article

Bespoke Iron Castings

The principles of iron casting are pretty much the same as they have been for centuries; the technology, skills, materials and understanding have all progressed. Michael Hinchliffe, managing director, Hargreaves Foundry, gives us his view. Something foundries hear all too... View Article

A fresh approach to facade aesthetics

The sustainability and design life of zinc, copper and stainless steel facade and roofing systems have been major drivers affecting their growth. Improved cost effectiveness has also encouraged greater awareness of their technical performance and the scope they provide to... View Article

Stainless steel – sustainable, light in weight and affordable

Beyond the highly polished finishes associated with stainless steel, the diversity of new colours and finishes and long-term performance benefits, illustrate its full potential. Kevin Jones, business manager, Aperam Stainless Steel Services and Solutions UK Ltd, explains. Among the many... View Article

Metal offers a sustainable future

The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) explains how metal building envelope systems contribute significantly to the sustainable design concept, thanks to its high recycled content, recyclability and energy efficiency. The Government has announced the end of the UK’s... View Article

Rolled Lead Sheet – spanning the centuries

Richard Diment, Chief Executive, Lead Sheet Association, discusses how a traditional material successfully bridges the gap between old and new. It is always satisfying to see a tried and tested traditional material finding modern uses. Rolled Lead Sheet has been... View Article

Operational energy efficiency

Dr Justin Furness, CAB technical director, discusses why aluminium is an energy-efficient option and outlines the role of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in responsible sourcing. The need for investment in energy efficient buildings has featured in several of the... View Article

Why metal gutters are the popular choice

The Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association (MGMA) explains why metal gutter systems are growing in popularity. If you are looking for a rainwater system that really performs and stands the tests of time, metal systems should be the first choice. Although... View Article

Excellence in aluminium from Metal Technology

The intrinsic qualities of aluminium, its infinite recyclability, strength and lightness, durability and low maintenance qualities mean it is one of the most sustainable building materials available, according to Calvin Wilson, Managing Director of Antrim-based Metal Technology. Established thirty years ago, Metal... View Article

Britcon in steel job for King’s Cross German Gym

Britcon Engineering Services (BES) has completed a major contract to install supporting steelwork for the refurbishment of the listed 19th Century ‘Germany Gymnasium’ in King’s Cross. D&D London is currently transforming the historic 10,000 sq. ft building into a complex... View Article