Heritage hotel is worthy winner

The largest hospitality project ever undertaken in Ireland has scooped a prestigious ‘Winner of Winners’ award sponsored by GEZE UK. Adare Manor, a neo Gothic ‘architectural masterpiece’, in County Limerick, took the top category at the AI Specification Awards 2019... View Article

To be or not to be OSB?

For those specifiers who have contemplated using SterlingOSB Zero for a new project, Norbord has produced a CPD video presentation which highlights the features and benefits of the popular, versatile board. There are variants available and applications include roofing, timber... View Article

Farrells are making the ordinary ‘extraordinary’

Lyons Place, Westminster Lyons Place on the Edgware Road references the areas Art Deco character, creating a landmark scheme that is in tune with the culture and context of its location. Delivered with a complete architectural and interior design service,... View Article

Glendyne restores historic chapel to former glory

Cembrit Glendyne natural slates have been specified and installed on a unique renovation project for the Historic Hampshire landmark, Netley Chapel, which saw the local community contributing financially to the restoration project. Before slating began, the public were invited to... View Article

CTBUH presents Five Minutes with William Pedersen

William Pedersen is the founding design partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which he started with A. Eugene Kohn and Sheldon Fox in 1974. Pedersen sat down with CTBUH to discuss his vision for the iconic Shanghai World Financial Center,... View Article

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

Currently under construction on the edge of a lake in the small town of Brumunddal, an hour and a half’s drive north of Oslo, Mjøstårnet is claimed to be the world’s tallest timber building yet. Spanning 18 floors, the building... View Article

Is your building ready for winter?

As part of its commitment to winter safety and the provision of simply installed, energy efficient heat tracing products, Raychem has launched five videos to guide users through a number of common winter issues that can be easily overcome by... View Article

Peak performance from Sadolin Beautiflex

Now the weather has turned, opportunities for outdoor woodcare tend to reduce – but a new video from Sadolin shows that such projects can still be undertaken, even as temperatures drop. Last year, cameras recorded Sadolin’s high performance product Beautiflex®... View Article

Could timber frame give you more space?

Ian Loughnane, Kingspan Timber Solutions, looks at how using a market leading insulation within a timber structural wall can pay lifelong dividends. Anyone considering building a new home quickly realises three things:Anyone considering building a new home quickly realises three things:... View Article

New device will shatter current earthquake-proofing practice

Engineers at Heriot-Watt University have designed a ‘sacrificial device’ for buildings that will absorb the impact of earthquakes or blasts, preventing collapse and reducing the damage and residual drifts that can render buildings uninhabitable. Current European ‘earthquake-proof’ buildings were designed... View Article

P C Henderson releases new corporate video

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its new corporate video which allows potential and existing customers to gain an insight into the company, the people and the products. The video,... View Article

Saint Gobain Isover presents: The Sound Good Factor

Unwind in one room… let loose in another. Improve build quality with superior sound solutions. Surpass building regulations. Create more desirable living spaces. And harmonious homes. With acoustic solutions from Isover. Watch the video or visit www.soundgoodfactor.co.uk to find out... View Article