RIBA president Alan Jones steps down

In a shock move, RIBA president Alan Jones has announced he is stepping down from the role temporarily, giving no reasons. He reportedly emailed colleagues on the governing council of the RIBA saying that he “needed to take some time... View Article

Waterproofing historic builds

Specialists must collaborate when preserving historic buildings. Richard Walker of Peter Cox explains Almost half a million buildings in the UK have heritage protection. This status is awarded to buildings of historical interest across the country, either for the role... View Article

Welcome news to support the self employed

The Chancellor has announced a range of packages to support the self-employed, which mirrors the offering made to directly employed workers. The scheme’s eligibility is for anyone earning less than £50,000, is based on the last three years tax returns... View Article

Wheelchair accessible bathrooms – if not now…. when?

Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, explains how both private and social landlords can create well-designed wheelchair accessible bathrooms, cost-effectively. A sizeable survey on wheelchair users and their housing needs revealed the chronic lack of wheelchair accessible... View Article

An Unusual Façade: Sogutozu Business Centre

The Sögütözü Business Centre designed by Aura Design Studio, is located at the heart of Ankara’s largest business and shopping districts. A pedestrian backbone alongside various commercial venues and a hotel on the surrounding plots of land surrounding are among... View Article

How insulation can make or break a ground floor

Poorly specified and installed insulation can have a detrimental impact on ground floors. Rob Firman, Technical and Specification Manager at Polyfoam XPS explains the risks, and how different insulation types can affect performance. When constructing ground floors in residential properties,... View Article

MMC Champion visits timber frame facility

At the end of 2019 Mark Farmer accepted a new role as the independent champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). His mission, to modernise housing delivery, has seen him become a major figure in the offsite sector. As part... View Article