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Wienerberger’s brick used on award-winning development

Nestled in a quiet, residential area of London’s sought-after East Dulwich is the award-winning Hindman’s Yard.Previously frequented by artists and craftsmen, the former industrial yard is now home to two newly built family homes of cutting edge design.To conserve the rich industrial history of the site, the material palette for the redeveloped yard was carefully considered by architects, Foster Lomas.A new brick cladding by Wienerberger was chosen to contrast with the existing untouched perimeter walls and the surrounding urban dwellings of industrial red and yellow London brick stock houses with rough garden walls.Two variations of Wienerberger’s...

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Construction activity shifts across the UK

Contract awards on major regeneration and infrastructure projects have seen ‘hotspot’ pockets of construction emerge across Great Britain as investment in housebuilding,...

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Revolutionary Door Top Alarm by Intastop

Client feedback prompted engineers at Intastop, the leading supplier of door and wall protection, to...
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The future of construction is environmentally friendly

When it comes to oil consumption, over the next 20 years it is clear that we will... Read More

Building the case for BIM and Modular Construction

Building Information Modelling – more commonly referred to as BIM - is one of the key... Read More


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Alumasc Vtherm Vacuum Insulated System - Low Profile Warm Roof System

By Alumasc Roofing Systems


System Options Alumasc Waterproofing Cap...

Alumasc- Blackdown Bio-Diverse Green Roof

By Alumasc Roofing Systems


System Options Biodiverse Vegetation Layer...

Serene

By Phantom Screens UK Ltd


Our Serene Window Screens are retractable fly...

CPD Online

New Cold Water Booster Systems CPD

By Dutypoint Ltd


Dutypoint, manufacturer of innovative and...

Two New RIBA Assessed CPD Seminars from Comar

By The Parkside Group Limited


In two R.I.B.A. assessed seminars, Comar, one of...

New CPD Training ‘’An Introduction into Tile Specification’’ by BluePrint Ceramics

By BluePrint Ceramics Ltd


BluePrint Ceramics is a UK tile supplier and...

Public Sector

Drainage without compromising design

Geberit's siphonic drainage solution, Pluvia, has been used on the roof of London's new Design Museum (previously the Commonwealth Institute), allowing its unusual...

A sensible fire door access and safety solution

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has introduced DoorSense, a legal way for fire...


Housing

Housing

HFI calls for moratorium on new tower block construction

A major new report calls for a moratorium on the construction of new tower blocks until their safety can be assured following the Grenfell tragedy.The Housing & Finance...

Introducing the new GROHE Smartbox

GROHE has revealed its brand new Smartbox, an extension to the award-winning SmartControl shower line.The “Push, Turn, Shower” experience has now become even more...


Hotel, Sport & Leisure

HSL

Solus Ceramics sets the bar high at Be At One

Leading tile supplier, Solus Ceramics, has added a touch of class to the new Be At One cocktail bar in Birmingham with the installation of its Opulence and Program floor...

JB Shingles ensure contemporary meets aesthetic charm

A contemporary visitor centre, in 150 acres of historical landscape, has been constructed to blend seamlessly with its surroundings, supported by the specification of JB...


Health

Health

World's first for hardwood crosslaminated tulipwood buildings

Maggie’s Oldham, the world’s first building made from hardwood crosslaminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK.Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the...

VIVIX specified for state of the art GP practice

For the ambitious £2.4m rebuilding of Forum Health Centre, Coventry, the old build was demolished to make way for one of the most technically advanced GP surgeries in...


Education

Education

Tobermore’s heavy duty paving provides pavement stability

Southern Green, a landscape architecture firm based in Gateshead, was appointed to design the landscape at Northshore Innovation Centre, a project that is part of a wider...

Cutting-edge glazing for world-class facility

The Materials Innovation Factory is the latest addition to the historic city-centre campus of the University of Liverpool.The £68 million facility, built by BAM...


Sustainability

Sustainability

The evolution of Ground Source Heating

The widely anticipated ErP A++ rated Evo series of ground source heat pumps from British manufacturer Kensa Heat Pumps has received full MCS accreditation enabling its UK...

Zeroth Energy System launched by Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

The new Zeroth Energy System from Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation (GDHV) offers an innovative new approach to heating and cooling city apartments which is set to...


Regeneration

Kalzip FC rainscreen system helps to regenerate the Stephenson Quarter,...

KALZIP FC RAINSCREEN IS A NON-PENETRATIVE FAÇADE SYSTEM THAT INCORPORATES A FAST-TO-INSTALLLIGHTWEIGHT FLAT RAINSCREEN PANEL, SUITABLE FOR BOTH NEW BUILD AND...

Enhancing external facades with bespoke architectural cast stone

THERE HAVE BEEN MORE IMITATIONS OF STONE THAN ANY OTHER NATURAL BUILDING MATERIAL. THIS PERSISTENTEMULATION HAS BEEN FOR REASONS OF ECONOMY, AVAILABILITY AND FASHION....


Ecobuild/Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Focussing the spotlight on StoVentec glass

A new exhibition in London is set to focus the attention of architects and developers on the tremendous design possibilities offered by StoVentec glass.The exhibition...

Official launch of UK Construction Week 2017 announced

UK Construction Week, the largest gathering of the UK’s built environment community announces its return to Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017, where it will...