• Company vs LLP: which structure is better?

    Company vs LLP: which structure is better?

    Claire Watkins is Partner and Head of Buzzacott?s Professional Practices Group, which looks after small and medium-size firms in the architectural, legal, property and consultancy sectors. She has particular expertise in business start-ups, restructuring from partnership to LLP or Limited Company, tax planning, RIBA regulatory matters and financial forecasting. Here, Claire explores whether company or

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  • The Quooker phenomenon

    The Quooker phenomenon

    The man behind the Quooker boiling water tap phenomenon in the UK, Managing Director Stephen Johnson, reflects on how far he has brought the Quooker brand, and why so many architects and developers now see the Quooker tap as a virtual necessity in every new kitchen. Stephen Johnson, son of the renowned kitchens expert Neville

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  • A Helping Hand with Underfloor Heating

    A Helping Hand with Underfloor Heating

    It?s an increasingly popular feature to specify, especially for tile and stone; but when it comes to underfloor and surface heating, one size does not fit all. For this very reason, Schl?ter-Systems offers a variety of solutions. The two system technologies available on the market today have differing benefits and features, so we?ve put together

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  • The Blue Anchor calls Last Orders

    The Blue Anchor calls Last Orders

    This Grade II Listed Blue Anchor Pub, built in the 17th?Century, was one of the last remaining public houses in the historic Fishpool Street in St Albans. In recent times it was difficult to let out the pub, despite a substantial refurbishment in 2006; so the Blue Anchor closed its doors for the last time

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  • Metal Technology completes redevelopment in Woking

    Metal Technology completes redevelopment in Woking

    Leading Northern Ireland architectural aluminium firm, Metal Technology, recently supplied its specialist products for work on Victoria Gate, a major redevelopment project in Woking, Surrey. The impressive 63,375 sq ft commercial office building, which was designed by architect firm Scott Brownrigg to combine modernity and functional rationality, used a number of Metal Technology??s architectural aluminium

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  • Mapei’s Keraquick Range

    Mapei’s Keraquick Range

    Mapei??s Keraquick range features three versatile and quick-setting adhesives, offering solutions to wall and flooring installation projects with ceramic tiles, natural stone materials, mosaics and porcelain. Fast-track ready Keraquick S1 is the ideal adhesive for bonding to cement-based and calcium sulphate-based screeds, concrete, plywood overlay, existing unglazed ceramic floor tiles, cement-based renders, gypsum plaster, plasterboard

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  • Time to tackle cladding challenges

    Time to tackle cladding challenges

    Paul Richards, Managing Director of award-winning external cladding supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems states that cladding solutions need to be found now It??s fair to say after recent failures, the industry still has a lot to learn about cladding. There are processes in place; thorough and robust testing verified by BBA accreditation. Whether it??s large-scale fire

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  • GROHE to showcase ground-breaking 3D printing concept at Sleep & Eat 2019

    GROHE to showcase ground-breaking 3D printing concept at Sleep & Eat 2019

    GROHE, world-leading global supplier of complete bathroom solutions and kitchen sinks and taps, will return to the Sleep & Eat 2019 exhibition for its 14th year in November, delivering continued commitment to the hospitality sector with new product innovations. GROHE will showcase its most eclectic and diverse product offering yet including the ICON 3D which

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  • Chatsworth GRC achieve GRCA accreditation

    Chatsworth GRC achieve GRCA accreditation

    Chatsworth Group is pleased to announce that their Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Cladding (GRC) arm of the business, has achieved Full International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) membership. The GRCA is the industry??s leading body and was formed over 40 years ago. Membership comes in from over 20 countries and the GRCA has a long tradition

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