Pocketing space efficiencies

Stephanie Lee of P C Henderson takes a look at how increasingly space-constrained builds are driving the trend in pocket doors, and discusses their key benefits and what to look for when specifying such systems As the number of first... View Article

Heating controls that work for the end user…

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central-heating system. But they are only effective if the end user can understand and use them! Modern controls with wifi and remote control functions are great for people who cope... View Article

Hidden benefits

Paul Bailey of Grohe explores the many benefits that come from installing concealed bathroom systems in new developments. Trends in the marketplace show that the demand for concealed bathroom products is continuing to grow, and it seems the shower space... View Article

Funding Options for Flat Roof Solar PV

A school’s flat roof offers the ideal space for a PV array as the unobstructed area enables maximum exposure to sunlight, optimising energy generation. Solar panels on a flat roof are out of site, simple to install and maintain and... View Article

uPVC Wide-span Doors

Patiomaster by Framexpress is one of the best PVCu, inline, sliding patio door systems on the market, with a full range of design options to suit all kinds of domestic developments. The perfect, cost-effective alternative to aluminium, Patiomaster doors are... View Article

Smart homes for today and tomorrow

Matt Nimmons, Managing Director at CEDIA® EMEA, discusses the growth of smart homes and the opportunities this offers for property developers when marketing and selling today’s new homes. In recent years, smart home technologies have gained significant traction in our... View Article

Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Gingerbread City at the V&A opens

Top architects, engineers and designers have come together to build a ‘future city’ of over 60 buildings – made entirely from gingerbread.  Now on show at the V&A Museum,  the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is an architectural feast of... View Article

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

A Northumbria graduate’s ideas to breathe new life into a former hospital have won a prestigious national design award. Master of Architecture graduate Faye Sedgewick has developed a design proposal for the abandoned Grade II listed Keelmen’s Hospital on City... View Article

MOBIE announces powerhouse appointments to board

George Clarke’s vision for MOBIE – The Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education – has made monumental movement to securing the future of Britain’s housing industry with a series of stellar appointments for the organisation. The highly respected TV presenter... View Article