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Exemplary public realm with concrete

Shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize, Trafalgar Place near London’s Elephant and Castle provides an exemplar for high density development and the exceptional public realm that helps define the project, featured in an important new case study from the trade... View Article

Howarth timber celebrates Doncaster store reopening

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies marked the grand reopening of its Doncaster branch with a three-day celebration complete with offers, competitions and giveaways. The store, which is located on Churchill Business Park on Churchill Road, has been extensively refurbished and... View Article

New ‘smart heat’ wood floor designs join Timbertherm range

Timbertherm – the new heated wood floor – is now available in over 20 finishes. Recently attracting crowds at the Surface Design Show, Timbertherm features integral Far Infrared technology and conducts heat through built-in nano-carbon conductors. The all-in-one ‘smart heat’... View Article

Studor has a million on its mind

Drainage ventilation expert Studor is on target to supply more than one million of its products worldwide this year. Studor is the market leader for Air Admittance Valves (AAVs) and other specialist drainage ventilation products. It supplies customers through its... View Article

A glass act

Baltimore Wharf, a landmark development in London’s Docklands, required balustrades that were stylish as well as affordable. Housebuilder & Developer reports on the successful results. Glass balconies, once the prerogative of high-end hotels, have become a popular choice for developers. Around... View Article

Pre-prepared to address the housing crisis

Robert Clark of Fusion Building Systems explains the benefits of offsite manufacturing, explaining how time-saving but high-performance SIPs could help ease the UK’s housing shortage The UK is suffering from a lack of housing, with even the Government citing a... View Article

It’s what’s inside that counts

Most doors purchased in the UK are for the interior of a property. JB Kind’s Simon Johnson reveals how specifiers can now match doors precisely to properties and capture that all-important interior appeal. When fitting out homes, there are of... View Article

Seeing the world in 3D

In 2016 the Government made it mandatory for all public sector construction work to be designed in BIM Level 2. However what are the advantages of building information modelling for housebuilders? Graham Hewitt of Raised Floor Solutions reports The industry... View Article

Capturing savings

With parts of the UK now technically qualifying as deserts, rainwater harvesting has become a serious consideration among the Government and consumers alike. Gary Wheatley of Wilo UK explains the options. In recent years, many areas in the UK have... View Article

Winners of the BREEAM Awards 2017 announced

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2017, the world’s leading sustainability rating scheme, at a gala event held last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The must-attend night of the year for built environment... View Article

Simpson launches BIM Library

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce that a wide range of high quality Building Information Modelling (BIM) content is now freely available for download from its website. Hundreds of 2D & 3D Revit files containing item... View Article

Clarion completes deal for Kent Country Park site

The largest housing association in UK has signed a deal to build 300 new homes in Ashford, Kent. Clarion Housing Group has completed a deal with Brett Group and Ashford Borough Council for the 31 acre site at Conningbrook Lakes. The new... View Article
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