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

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints Building typology comes in all shapes and sizes, each with its own unique design criteria. Frequently building services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning in particular can... View Article

Don’t compromise on commercial glazing

Jeff Pearson of Jack Aluminium Systems discusses the importance of considering energy efficiency, security and safety when specifying glazing systems – and why it’s so important not to compromise Compromise can be a wonderful thing. It’s great for building working... View Article

Vent-Axia Welcomes Healthy Homes and Buildings 
White Paper

A leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to welcome the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ White Paper Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, published on 24 October 2018. The White... View Article

Fit for purpose?

A specification validation service has been developed to help ensure the practical and aesthetic longevity of screening louvres. Gilberts Blackpool – Britain’s leading independent manufacturer of screening and ventilation louvres- has developed the service to enable specifiers to be assured,... View Article

Packaged sewage macerator from JT Pumps

JTPumps, has released a new Packaged Sewage Macerator pumping stations for the domestic and commercial markets to complement other packaged pumping station. “If you don’t have gravity flow you will need a pumping station” They can come is all sorts... View Article

Firestone add a fourth to its Capital Quarter success in Cardiff

A fourth building has been completed using Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard™ EPDM waterproofing system for flat roofs at the prestigious Capital Quarter development, in the heart of Cardiff’s Commercial Enterprise Zone. The RubberGard™ EPDM roofing system has become part of... View Article

Why specify rooflights?

Rooflights play a vital role in the modern building but are often overlooked. They are the common link to many aspects of building design and can help the designer, the building owner and the occupier to achieve a more sustainable,... View Article

BLANCO’s smooth ZIA sink portfolio

The ZIA sink range from BLANCO UK combines beauty and practicality. The modern design of the SILGRANIT® PuraDur® sink includes a deep spacious bowl, for reversible installation, and a draining board which is surrounded by an indented tap ledge to... View Article

Uplifting research

Nick Mellor of the Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) advises on the latest standards on lift safety, and looks at some of the developments driving innovative solutions in the market There have been many changes in the legislative background... View Article

Improving thermal performance with secondary glazing

Being more thermally efficient and wasting less energy has become very important, not only on an environmental level, but also economically. Secondary glazing is a well-established method of greatly improving insulation within existing buildings. As the leading specialist in secondary... View Article