• Earthborn used for tiny passive house in London

    Earthborn used for tiny passive house in London

    One of the smallest two bedroom houses allowed in London recently featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, using Earthborn paints for its virtually VOC free qualities and covering power. The tiny eco house occupies just 83 sq m but makes the most of every inch of that space by using six half-storey floors linked by

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  • Viiu cuts above the competition, passing stringent security standard

    Viiu cuts above the competition, passing stringent security standard

    Viiu, the outstanding slim-line sliding door taking the market by storm, has become the first product of its type to pass the new more stringent security standard PAS24-2016. Viiu offers ultra-slim sight lines, secure laminated glass throughout and an ingenious, unobtrusive design. With the outer-frame entirely built into the façade, it gives the appearance of

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  • KNOWLEDGE BUILDER ™ PORTAL BY WIENERBERGER

    KNOWLEDGE BUILDER ™ PORTAL BY WIENERBERGER

    Wienerberger, a leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, is delighted to announce the launch of the Wienerberger Knowledge Builder ™ portal, an online library of RIBA-accredited CPD training modules. Knowledge Builder™ is a user-friendly website dedicated to delivering CPD content in a digital format that fits in with architects’ busy lifestyles. Responding to demand

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  • Acheson & Glover presents Alphacrete® Acoustic for acoustic health

    Acheson & Glover presents Alphacrete® Acoustic for acoustic health

    AG highlights the importance of controlling building acoustics with its range of sound-absorbing masonry blocks: Alphacrete® Acoustic. It may be invisible to the eye, but controlling acoustic reverberation is a key element to successful architecture; whether a school, gallery, church or office. In fact, research has shown that poor room acoustics can affect concentration levels of

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  • More thermal details from Sika Sarnafil

    More thermal details from Sika Sarnafil

    Sika Sarnafil has expanded its BRE Certified Thermal Details to ensure specifiers have the most comprehensive details available when choosing a roofing system. With the continuing emphasis on sustainable buildings and an increasing need for data that can prove a building’s green credentials, Sarnafil has updated its suite of new build details, including all deck

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  • Ancon fills the gap with new head restraint

    Ancon fills the gap with new head restraint

    ANCON, winner of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation, has re-engineered its IHR internal head restraint to accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm. Head Restraints provide a simple support at the top of masonry panels. They are typically installed in the inner leaf of block

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  • Knauf stands up to the test

    Knauf stands up to the test

    Knauf’s Technical Services Team played a critical role during the construction of the first phase of a brand new mixed-use residential and retail development in Salford. BCEGI Construction’s £700m Middlewood Locks development is one of the most sought-after sites in Salford, centred around the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal and with key employment space and

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  • Deceuninck is BIM enabled

    Deceuninck is BIM enabled

    The full Deceuninck product range is now available on NBS National BIM library, working with specifiers to meet project specifications. Leading window systems company Deceuninck is a member of the NBS National BIM library. Architects, specifiers and developers can download the company’s full product portfolio for free from the National BIM library, the UK’s fastest-growing

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  • Thorn Lighting at the Landscape Show 2018

    Thorn Lighting at the Landscape Show 2018

    Thorn Lighting, experts in the design of energy efficient, high quality exterior LED lighting, will be exhibiting a variety of both established and new products from the company’s portfolio at Landcape this year. Ranges on the stand will include: Flow, the Urba range in Small, Deco and Bollard fittings and Thor Small, Thor Bollard and

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