Revamp, don’t replace

Lindsay Appleton of William Smith Group looks at how vinyl wrapping can enhance interior designs using architectural finishes, as part of the trend to reuse and recover furniture on sustainability grounds, rather than rip out and replace The trend for... View Article

Latest Wembley success for the Schöck Isokob

Listen here 🔊 The massive Wembley Park regeneration project continues apace. And one of the latest completions is The Alameda. It comprises 10-storey and 15-storey, blocks providing 340 new residential apartments with cafes and restaurants planned at ground level. The... View Article

Retail Therapy – Decorative casing solutions for retail

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Decorative casings solutions, such as column casings and wall linings, are a fundamental part of contemporary retail design. In addition to providing a practical method of concealing interior and exterior structural steelwork they also add to a... View Article

The big cover up – Casings for social housing

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The ongoing process of routine maintenance, heating system upgrades and new boiler installations, together with the retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems in high-rise social housing, all demand that the pipework is covered to give a decorative and... View Article

Understanding the dynamics of fast-track construction

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The adoption of offsite construction involves upfront capital costs – this is often where comparisons are made between factory-based and traditional building methods. If evaluated in isolation the traditional approach could appear a cheaper option, without taking... View Article

Timber frame fire safety in use guidance

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA), as part of their continual development programme, has been collaborating with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC),... View Article

Comar launch the ECO LT window & door systems

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Comar profiles have thicker walls providing extra strength and durability for the British market, ensuring that Comar performs. Designed specifically for the British Market and offering a truly British engineered solution. Comar ECO LT is a newly... View Article

Green-tech adds a touch of green to Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall

LISTEN HERE 🔊 PROJECT: Bristo Square, McEwan Hall LOCATION: Edinburgh CLIENT: The University of Edinburgh LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Ironside Farrar Ltd LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: M W Groundworks PRODUCT/SERVICES SUPPLIED: ArborRaft Tree Pit System & Fortress Tree Grilles Bristo Square sits on part... View Article

An education in multitasking and innovation

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The iconic 8,500 square metre former Herman Miller factory on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath has been transformed into a new School of Art and Design for Bath Spa University with the... View Article

Senior’s fenestration systems make a stand at The Strand

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Complementary and high-performance aluminium fenestration solutions from Senior Architectural Systems have helped create harmony at The Strand Hub, a new award-winning mixed-used scheme in Rochdale. Designed by Triangle Architects, the development has transformed a previously neglected area... View Article

Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Figurative knots and distinctive woodgrain configurations are both authentic and much loved wood characteristics, that are admired and sought after by specifiers everywhere. This desire for irregularity and a closer affinity with nature, has led leading interior... View Article