Renowned eco-architect inspires international event

On 11th July, international architect Mick Pearce spoke at a unique cultural event at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham. The Prince Claus Award winner’s sustainable vision has inspired the thesis of fellow Zimbabwean, Martha Thodhlana, who... View Article

Sound solutions

Ian Usher, technical and marketing manager at Knauf AMF Ceilings discusses the benefits of installing suspended ceilings to create a good acoustic environment The Whispering Gallery in St Paul’s Cathedral attracts around 50,000 tourists a year, many of whom visit... View Article

Beautiful & sustainable stone

As the trade association for the natural stone industry, Stone Federation is passionate about promoting the use of natural stone as an attractive, sustainable building material. With over 200 members it represents a wide sector of the industry providing architects,... View Article

Vent-Axia celebrates winning Tenant Services Award for innovation

Vent-Axia a leader in low-carbon technology, is celebrating winning the Best Innovation category at this year’s prestigious Tenant Services Awards at Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire. Scooping the award for its revolutionary Lo-Carbon Tempra single room heat recovery unit, Vent-Axia received... View Article

First eco home in Ipswich complete

One of the first homes to receive energy efficiency improvements through the Government’s ECO funding scheme has been unveiled in Ipswich. The property in Reynolds Road is the first of almost 400 in the town to be fitted with external... View Article

The year of the hexagon

Hexagon tiles are the breakout success story of 2013, and to meet this demand Solus Ceramics have developed a range composed entirely of hexagon shapes. Hexagram is an exciting new series of hexagon wall and floor tiles that consists of... View Article

Strong performance for versatile United House

United House Group, the leading specialist residential developer and social housing contractor, has delivered a strong performance for the year ending 31 December 2012 with Group profit before tax of £21.4million, up by £6.6million on last year, its annual results... View Article

Evinox room controller is ENE3 compliant

As part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, credits are available when an ENE3 compliant energy display device is installed in the home. The aim of this is to promote the specification of equipment that displays energy consumption data, therefore... View Article

The heat is on for householders

Householders could be paid hundreds of pounds a year for generating heat by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps. Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and... View Article

Specifying glass roof lights

By Jeremy Dunn, technical director of Glazing Vision Specifying a glass roof light can be a daunting proposition, especially when tasked with this for the first time. Even many experienced in specifying have tried and struggled in the past with... View Article