Award-winning home features CUPA PIZARRAS Heavy 3 slate

The dramatic boomerang-shaped roof at an award-winning country house in Stirlingshire has been created using 900m2 of CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 roofing slate. Architecturally impressive, the roof plays a dominant role in the design of this contemporary Scottish home, which... View Article

Mortgage Insurance and When It is Required

Sometimes referred to as mortgage payment protection insurance, MPPI, mortgage protection insurance or even just mortgage insurance – regardless, the overarching principle is the same. It’s all about protecting a person and their home by covering the cost of their... View Article

The Difference Between a Merchant Cash Advance and a Loan

Attracting ever-greater attention in recent times, merchant cash advances (MCAs) are seemingly becoming the future as an alternative form of business finance. Although often compared to traditional bank loans, to such an extent that they may sometimes be referred to... View Article

KEMPEROL 2K-PUR Turns 20

A liquid roofing and waterproofing system, which was the first of its kind to be launched in the UK, has turned 20. KEMPEROL 2K-PUR, which is manufactured by Kemper System, has retained its unique market position over the last two... View Article

Reduce the demand for cooling with external blinds

Guthrie Douglas, the innovator in blind systems, has used its technical expertise to produce an exceptional solar shading solution for the Kong Bar in Paris. This stunning rooftop terrace bar and restaurant required solar protection that would keep its diners... View Article

Housing Minister opens new Aberdeen housing development

A new affordable housing development, which will inject 67 good quality affordable homes into the city’s housing stock has been officially opened by member of Scottish Parliament, Kevin Stewart MSP. Mr Stewart who is the Minister for Local Government, Housing... View Article

Modular: 21st century construction, 19th century technology?

Martin wadsworth, managing director of Discrete Heat, discusses what’s really happening in the modular construction market and how it’s impacting on building product manufacturers. When you think of modular construction, what do you imagine? A sleek production line, populated with... View Article

Higher student expectations, driving better design responses

David Strong of consultancy Curtins discusses how education institutions are responding to increased student expectations, and the current trends which are driving the design of education facilities It’s no secret that to be popular with students and therefore be considered... View Article

View Point – Michael Barker of Stephen George + Partners

Michael Barker of Stephen George + Partners discusses why architects need to have a better understanding of the requirements of developers, contractors and tenants As architects, Stephen George + Partners has decades of experience designing offices – sometimes we do... View Article

Energy Efficiency – Passivhaus – The E-Haus

First it was a good idea to become energy efficient – cutting fuel bills and energy consumption. We are now at the stage where the principles of the Passivhaus are being more generally adopted as the implications of Global Warming... View Article