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The most sustainable material of them all

Sean Parnaby of West Port says that the timber industry is gradually winning the war against misconceptions about what he claims is not only the oldest, but the best fenestration material There’s a growing awareness that timber isn’t the expensive,... View Article

The timber revolution

Sarah Harding of Accsys Group reports on how the UK is experiencing a revolution in timber in architecture, as designers and specifiers increasingly embrace the material’s combination of beauty and environmental advantages Running earlier this year at the Roca London... View Article

The membrane method

Adam Ford and John Mellor of Protect Membranes discuss how to achieve low U-values using membrane technology with low emissivity The use of timber in construction is now seen as a key route to address the UK’s housing shortage. The... View Article

Going with the grain

Here, Gregg Wright of Reliance Veneer explains how the demand for decorative timbers combined with modern manufacturing techniques not only makes environmental sense, but can also enhance design Have you ever looked at a beautiful piece of furniture and wondered... View Article

Step into the daylight

If you have ever had to spend any amount of time in a dingy office, or under the harsh glare of strip lights, you will know how uncomfortable and draining it can be. In addition to being thoroughly demotivating, being... View Article
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Homes fit for Brits

The British take their homes seriously. If we’re not putting up shelves, mowing the lawn or staining the fence, we’re no doubt watching Grand Designs explaining to each other knowingly why that space-age carbon-neutral windmill will never come in on... View Article

Kaldewei’s new Cayonoplan offers the perfect answer

Kaldewei’s new Cayonoplan offers the perfect answer when it comes to designing a nearly flat shower solution. The enamelled Cayonoplan shower surface adapts to many different structural requirements. For instance, if adequate height is available it can be installed at... View Article

Stretch Metal Ceiling Innovation

The Microsoft Innovation Centre in Mons Belgium is a further example of how Hunter Douglas Architectural Projects work with Architects and designers to help realise their vision. The three dimensional installation was based on a large abstract drawing that composed... View Article

Copper cladding helps rejuvenate Halifax Arts Centre

Halifax’s Grade II* listed Square Chapel Centre for Arts – once admired by John Wesley for its ‘utmost elegance’ – has undergone a £6.6 million extension and improvement programme using Proteus rainscreen panels and KME TECU materials. Proteus HR TECU... View Article
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Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire.... View Article
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Proteus cladding helps Goodhart spirit live on

The refurbished Goodhart Building for University College, Oxford, shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards, has transitioned into the 21st century with the help of Proteus HR cladding panels. Whilst the spirit of the original 1960s building is still there, Freeland Rees... View Article

Timber Frame is re-shaping the UK housebuilding industry

Recent developments in the housebuilding industry look set to stimulate the market for timber frame construction. Housebuilding has proved the most buoyant sector of the UK construction industry for the past five years, its rate of growth only recently being... View Article
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