Stephen Fry to be special guest at Ecobuild 2016

Writer, actor and campaigner Stephen Fry has been announced as a special guest at Ecobuild 2016. Fry joins a strong lineup of industry visionaries, leaders and experts...

Rewriting history

The argument for specifying engineered timber for buildings is a very compelling one, says Matt Collins, sales director at Metsä Wood UK, as the diversification of solutions is broadening the appeal of using timber in construction.

SageGlass launches in UK

Electrochromic glass manufacturer, SageGlass, is set to introduce its Lightzone product to the UK by replacing an entire glass wall at the Telford exhibition...

Collaborative approach

David Waterhouse, associate director at Design Council Cabe, outlines a new approach to urban planning for creating the communities of the future.

Lighting market optimism for 2016

A new report on the UK lighting market from MTW Research forecasts healthy growth in 2016 as sales of LED lighting continue to invigorate the...

Alarm awareness

Martyn Walley, national technical manager at Aico, explains the differences between domestic fire alarm types and why it’s essential specifiers select the right alarm for the right location.

Joint Contracts Tribunal releases BIM practice note

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the practice note “Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working”. The practice note is intended as...

All-weather coat

Nigel Alltimes, managing director at Alltimes Coatings, explains how new liquid coatings from Denmark can help reduce damp and improve the energy efficiency of UK buildings.

BSRIA warns against possible VAT hike for renewables

BSRIA is concerned with the outcome of a government consultation in which a proposed a 15% VAT hike for domestic solar panels and other...

Loud and clear

As work continues on the first Multi-Comfort school, Stacey Temprell, residential sector director at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, discusses how acoustic quality can contribute to user comfort, as well as the importance of taking a holistic approach to building design.