Shelforce – understanding what Local Authorities want

Shelforce are experienced specialists in providing PVCu windows and doors for Local Authority social housing projects. A leading PVCu windows and doors manufacturer, Shelforce are Birmingham City Council’s chosen manufacturer and supplier of choice and have worked on a huge... View Article

The case for third party certification

Helen Hewitt of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) explores the intricacies of third-party fire door certification and its benefits. The purpose of a fire door in everyday use is just like any other door. However, since the break-out of fire... View Article

Garador introduces new grp garage doors

Garador have just introduced a new range of grp garage doors, bringing the total number of garage doors in their range to over 60. The grp range is comprised of both up and over and side hinged garage doors, with... View Article

Going with the flow

Martin Lambley of Wavin assesses the predicted impact of new Sewers for Adoption drainage guidelines, and what they mean for the future of SuDS. New guidance for the design of adoptable drainage is set to be published later this year.... View Article

FlexStep from The Platform Lift Company

A space saving platform lift solution to create access within residential and commercial environments. FlexStep is an ingenious space saving two-in-one platform lift solution. It provides both stairs and an open platform lift even in the tightest of spaces. At... View Article

Nordic Copper skyline crowns the new Ram Quarter

The new Ram Quarter mixed-use development at the heart of the London Borough of Wandsworth is highlighted by its rooftop cladding of Nordic Green Living 1 pre-patinated copper, reflecting the site’s industrial heritage. The site was formerly home to the... View Article

You’ll be sage green with envy!

Freefoam, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe, has responded to market demand and feedback from customers and added the popular Sage Green to its Double... View Article

Shaping the modern home

As the housebuilding sector continues to evolve, Peter Kelsey of Designer Contracts offers his perspective on how buyer expectations have shaped the design of the modern home. It’s interesting to look back, particularly over the past 20 years, to see... View Article

Time to take the brownfield

Praised in the verse of Hopkins and the pastoral scenes of Turner, the UK’s rural landscapes have long been a source of national pride. However, as the population increases and developers seek a solution for the housing crisis, some of... View Article