Aquarian Cladding looking ahead after sealing Mechslip deal

After a successful decade, when external brick cladding systems supplier Aquarian Cladding truly established itself as a market leader of brick and terracotta cladding...

Eclisse answers some commonly asked questions

Eclisse Pocket Door Systems are regularly specified by architects for multi-million-pound developments worldwide and here in the UK

Taking noise off the menu

Rockfon project support manager, Rob Noble, explains how noise affects the dining out experience.

How to choose the right stairlift

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

Fire engineered solutions

While the fire strategy for every building must comply with the regulations, there may be opportunities to optimise the design of the building while still achieving full compliance. Here Steve Morgan, associate director at FDS Consult, discusses how experienced fire engineers can tailor the approach to meet the needs of each project.

Wildlife-friendly housing

A visionary approach to where and how new houses are built is vital if government is to meet its dual ambition of delivering thousands of homes and being the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, according to Rachel Hackett, Living Landscape development manager, The Wildlife Trusts.

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.

Top of the class: How ceilings are aiding learning for today’s...

Ian Clarke, commercial technical manager at Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, considers how spaces can be designed to promote learning and explores the key role played by the ceiling.

Can concrete keep up its popularity?

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

The growth of the UK housing industry

Richard Banks, commercial director of Euramax, discusses the recent news that UK homeowners can now add an extension to their homes without seeking planning permission