• Ahead of the curve

    Ahead of the curve

    Rundum Meir provided the solid oak Rundum original doors for a curved garage as part of a project to expand a private residence in Surrey A stunning ‘roundhouse’, built as part of a project to renovate and extend a Grade II listed property, provides a new perspective on the design, purpose and visual appeal of

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  • Spanish tiles enter the UK online market

    Spanish tiles enter the UK online market

    Online sales are a vital aspect of a company’s omnichannel sales strategy, especially for the ceramic and porcelain tile industry in the UK. Spanish manufacturers are starting to enter the online market and compete with the British giants. Pissano Ceramica, a Spanish tile manufacturer from Castellon, specialist in metro and hydraulic porcelain tiles, has just

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  • Fresh Façade

    Fresh Façade

    Leading external cladding supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has provided the perfect solution for a £17m project in Birmingham. Main contractor Colmore Tang selected the experienced ALD Group from the Aquarian Approved Installer Network to install Aquarian’s unique insulating brick cladding system Gebrik on the Granville Lofts development. Overlooking the Birmingham canal network, the seven-storey Granville

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  • Altro’s patient-centred approach

    Altro’s patient-centred approach

    Altro revisited Hillingdon Hospital, London, to see the lasting impact of products used to create homely environments in several departments. Architect and healthcare specialist interior designer Georgia Burt of GBS Health worked closely with the hospital, lead designers Oxford Architects and with Altro on the project with the aim to create a healing environment that

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  • Second FIRA Gold Certification for Salice

    Second FIRA Gold Certification for Salice

    Furniture hardware manufacturers, Salice, have achieved a second FIRA Gold Certification, this time for their Silentia+ soft-close hinges. This new certification is in addition to the one held for their Salice series 200 hinges, which was attained in 1990. As part of the FIRA Gold Certification process the hinges were tested to ‘Level H’ of

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  • COCOON have won the Archiproducts Design Award for best design

    COCOON have won the Archiproducts Design Award for best design

    All COCOON bathroom taps are made in ECO-friendly marine grade stainless steel, including the John Pawson range The John Pawson by COCOON basin mixer has not only won the Archiproducts Design Award for best design, but also the German Design Award. John Pawson, a famous minimalist designer, has created a range of bathroom taps for COCOON.

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  • Welsh Slate helps with a steep learning curve

    Welsh Slate helps with a steep learning curve

    Architect Gareth Sullivan has turned an awkward plot into an award-winning home with the help of Welsh Slate.  Welsh Slate was specified for the roof of an architect’s challenging but award-winning own self-build for a trio of reasons; its quality, durability and aesthetics. More than 600 Penrhyn Heather Blue slates were selected for the front

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  • PEFC Celebrates Certified Timber at WAF

    PEFC Celebrates Certified Timber at WAF

    Dedicated to celebrating and sharing outstanding architecture, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and PEFC and have teamed up for the second time, to award the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize to project teams that have used certified timber in an innovative, educational or artistic manner. A total of 39 architects and project teams entered their

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  • In with the new

    In with the new

    At the same time as unveiling the new name for its market-leading insulation products, Ravatherm XPS X, Ravago Building Solutions has invested heavily in developing the new packaging. “We listened to our customers, and as Ravago we implemented the changes,” says Richard Powell, Roofing Sales Manager, Ravago Building Solutions,  “after studying how our customers were

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