Comeback king

Simone Hellyer takes an in-depth look at the brick industry, and explores the reasons why architects and housebuilders have fallen back in love with the traditional building material.

TfL releases land for 10,000 London homes

Transport for London (TfL) is to release more than 300 acres of land to help create more than 10,000 new homes across London. The TfL...

Welcoming facilities

Georgina Spencer, marketing manager for Roca, provides guidance for complying with the requirements of Document M, a sub-section of Part M of the Building Regulations, which plays a key role in the creation of accessible bathrooms.

Tata Steel restructuring to cost 1,200 jobs

Manufacturer Tata Steel has announced that it expects 1,200 jobs to be lost in the latest restructuring of the firm's UK operation. Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe...

Engineered timber

Nigel Cox, managing director at Timbmet, explains how feedback from customers has played an integral part in how the company has approached ways to improve its Red Grandis range of hardwood products.

Senior extends PURe range with low U-value doors

Following on from the launch of its PURe window system, Senior Architectural Systems has introduced the PURe door range. The range was previewed at The...

Security upgrade

Ian Kernaghan, product manager at Eurocell, examines the new Approved Document Q coming into force this month, and what it means in terms of enhanced security for new homes.

Ecobuild confirms UK-GBC as lead partner for 2016

Ecobuild is putting sustainability at the core of the event by confirming the leading campaigning body for green construction issues, the UK Green Building...

Burntwood School wins RIBA Stirling Prize

A comprehensive school in Wandsworth, London has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 for the UK’s best new building. Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls’...

Plastic inspection chambers

Specifiers of below ground drainage projects can now be more confident selecting plastic as an alternative to concrete for deep Inspection Chambers, thanks to changes in guidance and a new best practice standard, says Tim Wootton, technical services manager at Wavin.