Flawless flooring

If you are planning a contemporary luxury interior floors are the crucial element to get right, with seamless finishes and natural looks being key current trends. Tom Kitchener of Aliva UK looks at recent examples When architects EligoStudio designed the... View Article

Open the door to aluminium

Manying Siu of bi-folding door and lantern roof supplier Made For Trade discusses how the shift towards high quality aluminium home improvements will benefit renovators and homeowners ‘Don’t move, improve’ is a mantra that .couldn’t be more relevant today. Recent... View Article

The lowdown on tile trends

Jayne Adamson of British Ceramic Tile looks at some of the upcoming trends in tiles for new builds in 2017 Which material? Choosing what material to use on walls and floors is as important as planning room layouts or selecting... View Article

VELUX® Modular Skylights win Archiproducts Award

VELUX® has been selected as Best in Category – Building Shell – for its VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS). VMS products are designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners and with architects in mind. They offer innovative, modular and sustainable solutions... View Article

Not just Harfa floor with Osmo UK

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, offers architects and interior designers with a unique looking and aesthetically pleasing wooden floor. Pre-finished with Osmo Polyx®-Oil, the Harfa flooring range from ESCO flooring is the ideal choice for anyone who... View Article

Ecophon launches new monthly acoustics podcast series

Acoustic specialist Saint-Gobain Ecophon has launched a monthly podcast series for architects, contractors or, in fact, anyone looking to understand more about acoustics and how to achieve optimum acoustic specification for indoor environments. The podcasts are available to download for... View Article

Cottages’ prestigious award

A restoration project featuring Earthborn paints has won two categories in the prestigious 2016 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards. Two miners’ cottages in Pensford, Somerset, were restored by architects and developers Design Storey to create dwellings fit for 21 st Century... View Article

Clever cladding from Trespa

Trespa, one of the world’s leading suppliers of architectural cladding panels, has launched a new product into its range. Trespa Pura NFC® is available in a choice of six distinctive wood tones and features subtle fine graining to replicate the... View Article

VMZINC sponsors World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 16-18 November, will highlight more than 300 projects from 58 countries shortlisted for awards in 32 categories. Sponsored by VMZINC®, the UK has the largest number of projects with... View Article

WoodEx® recognised as a registered trademark

James Latham has announced that WoodEx®, its premium quality, engineered hardwood and softwood timber product, is now recognised as a registered trademark with the UK Patent Office. Introduced into the market four years ago, WoodEx® is made from European Ash,... View Article

Education brochure launched by Fermacell

Europe’s leading manufacturer of gypsum fibreboard has published a new brochure specifically for the education sector. A brochure highlighting the fact that with fermacell gypsum fibreboard all that education specifiers have to choose between is six systems, compared to dozens... View Article

Flowcrete UK launches Comfort Resins range

Flowcrete UK has launched a new comfort flooring range to provide the developers and designers of commercial and public facilities with finishes that will deliver the necessary practical, aesthetic and budgetary criteria. The Comfort Resins collection includes the systems Peran... View Article

Altro resins break new ground on North Herts College new campus

Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an award-winning, £10 million refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin. Altro FlexiflowTM and Altro MultiScreedTM EP Naturals have been used within the multi-functional hub space... View Article

Oriented towards design

Stuart Devoil of Smartply explains how the humble sheet of OSB has become a design solution as engineered timber panels are being used across the building sector, from the construction of energy efficient and low carbon homes to site hoardings... View Article

Colourful outdoor wood

New Q-Shades timbers by Hoppings Q-Deck are pre-stained with translucent matt grey, brown or black colour-wash prior to TANALITH preservative treatment. The result is stylish shades that allow the beauty of the wood grain to show through with an assured... View Article