Deeplas brings contemporary aesthetic to 90s office block

Linthorpe Developments, a commercial North-East property company, is rejuvenating a 26-year-old office block in Middlesbrough using embossed pearl grey PVC-U cladding from Deeplas, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of calcium organic PVC-U roofline products and building plastics.  The colour,... View Article

New Eurocell cills adapt to fit

Eurocell has expanded its PVC-U window cill range with two new models measuring 125mm and 225mm deep. The wider model is specially designed for the new build sector because of the increase in larger wall cavities intended to achieve lower... View Article

The rise and rise of CLT buildings

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe discusses how cross-laminated timber is helping architects go to new lengths Architects’ desire to create sustainable structures has pushed technological innovations beyond the imaginable. Cross-laminated timber, or CLT for short, has been drawing a lot of attention... View Article

Trunk CLT’s Passivhaus projects

Trunk CLT Ltd is engaged in a variety of Passivhaus and low energy projects – guaranteeing airtightness and bringing the necessary attention to detail forward that is necessary for these exacting schemes. Director Mike Jacob, a Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson, says:... View Article

Panels a sound feature of refurbished airport building

Sheffield-based Panel Systems, a leading manufacturer of decorative and composite panels, has recently supplied aluminium faced Aluglaze panels in metallic silver for London City Airport’s Terminal Building refurbishment. Panel Systems manufactured 170m² of Aluglaze panels, which feature powder coated or... View Article

Architects give SterlingOSB the aesthetic thumbs-up!

SterlingOSB is valued by builders and contractors for its structural qualities, sustainability and excellent value; and more and more customers are choosing SterlingOSB for its visual appeal. One such is Edinburgh-based architects ISA. The practice, which has a diverse workload... View Article

New Sto international website delivers inspiration online

Sto has unveiled a new version of its international website that is aimed specifically at architects, designers, planners and developers who are involved in construction projects at a very early stage. The site – – has been specially designed... View Article

Flawless flooring

If you are planning a contemporary luxury interior floors are the crucial element to get right, with seamless finishes and natural looks being key current trends. Tom Kitchener of Aliva UK looks at recent examples When architects EligoStudio designed the... View Article

Expona flooring is fashion forward at Handbag Clinic

High design luxury vinyl tile flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Commercial collection was recently chosen as part of a sophisticated and stylish interior design scheme for Handbag Clinic in Islington, London. Handbag Clinic specialises in the care, repair and restoration of... View Article

Breath-taking finish with Airless Finish Plaster

Tasked with plastering two properties on Horse Shoe Lane in Guildford, Currier Plastering used Knauf Airless Finish, and soon realised that the Airless range provided a stunning finish whilst saving time on plastering by traditional methods. Contractors Merit Building Services... View Article

Education brochure launched by Fermacell

Europe’s leading manufacturer of gypsum fibreboard has published a new brochure specifically for the education sector. A brochure highlighting the fact that with fermacell gypsum fibreboard all that education specifiers have to choose between is six systems, compared to dozens... View Article

Altro resins break new ground on North Herts College new campus

Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an award-winning, £10 million refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin. Altro FlexiflowTM and Altro MultiScreedTM EP Naturals have been used within the multi-functional hub space... View Article


A reinforced ETFE dome, inspired by the bubble-shaped nest of the water spider, demonstrates the feasibility of virtually formwork-free carbon fibre construction. Stephen Cousins reports. Carbon fibre–reinforced polymers are an extremely strong, rigid and light form of reinforced plastic, commonly... View Article