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How to choose the right stairlift

Advice from Sesame Access about what to think about when choosing a stairlift

Can concrete keep up its popularity?

Concrete is the most consumed man-made material and four billion tonnes of it was produced in 2017

A brave new (planning) world?

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s policies for planning and directs local authorities on matters around granting permission for developments. Sam Dewar, a planning expert and director of DPA Planning, gives his assessment of a new-look blueprint for housing and development.

Future trends in kitchens

Following recent research from Caesarstone, the designer and manufacturer of premium quartz, into the key trends influencing the global interior-design market, Jon Stanley, VP marketing for Caesarstone, explores the four definitive concepts for commercial and residential kitchen interiors.

Climate change: Inaction is not an option

As the world’s leading scientists warn that extensive action is required to reduce the devastating impact of global warming on our planet, architect, Thomas Denhof, asks: when will we get serious about climate change?

Time to launch a two-pronged waterproofing attack

Les Trayer, business manager at GCP Applied Technologies, shares best practice advice to provide combined protection for below ground concrete structures that are particularly vulnerable to water and corrosion.

Housebuilding with Baufritz

Building Products’ Holly Miles travelled to southern Germany to the headquarters of Baufritz, a specialist in prefabricated timber framed homes, to view its new Heimat 4.0 eco-friendly house and see how the company is helping change the standard of prefabricated homes 


Feel-good glass

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager for Pilkington United Kingdom, discusses how glazing and coated glass can support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

Inspirational flooring

Janet Lowe, head of marketing UK and Ireland at Forbo Flooring Systems, explains how to create a flooring scheme that is both practical and inspirational for all education settings

A window to the future

Over the last 12 months, the UK windows market has increased by 1.2% totalling 6.82 million frames, with the value of installed products growing up to £2.38 billion. Here, Building Products editor, Sophie Stevens, talks to Lorraine Balch, certification manager for fenestration at the British Standards Institute (BSI), about the factors shaping the fenestration product sector.