Create a spectacular kitchen with a Königstone style special surface

Königstone, with an impressive reputation for high-quality surface materials and worktops, now supplies stunning semi-precious materials for spectacular kitchens. Königstone has access to beautiful materials from across the globe and these breath-taking surfaces will truly set your kitchen apart from... View Article

Revamp, don’t replace

LISTEN HERE Lindsay Appleton of William Smith Group looks at how vinyl wrapping can enhance interior designs using architectural finishes, as part of the trend to reuse and recover furniture on sustainability grounds, rather than rip out and replace The... View Article

Kawneer glazing systems are an Academy winner

Windows, curtain walling and doors feature on the new London Screen Academy. Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer, including aluminium heritage-style windows appropriate for the conservation area, have helped to transform the facade of an old radio and... View Article

Stand out with a canopy

LISTEN HERE Phil Nash from Scotts of Thrapston discusses the many different styles and materials available for porch canopies, and the benefits they can bring Porch canopies come in many different styles and materials, are easy to install, and can... View Article

Finishes for the future

Listen here Steve Grimwood of Osmo UK provides an insight into the various benefits of wood flooring, and why specifiers should choose natural finish options Wooden flooring is a beautiful feature of any home, but it is important to understand... View Article

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions wins ISO 45001

Manufacturer achieves certification in an impressive nine months. Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ UK manufacturing facility has successfully migrated – in super-quick time – to ISO 45001 for its Occupational Health and Safety Management System. The migration, which took the mineral tiles... View Article

Sound advice on architectural glazing

Enhanced acoustic requirements are becoming a commonplace consideration in contract documents, says Mark Hargreaves of Technal, who discusses glazing strategies to mitigate noise and the correct approach to acoustic design As a main element to most buildings, the glazed openings... View Article

Getting to grips with daylighting

Listen here. Gary Dean of OnLevel UK explores the importance of daylighting in building design and the benefits of specifying glass clamps to help facilitate it Ensuring your home, workplace or recreational space maximises the use of natural light is... View Article

Lighting the way to sustainability

William McDowell of Hambleside Danelaw explains how recent innovations in GRP rooflights can help specifiers contribute towards BREEAM and sustainability It is impossible to be unaware of the drive to increase our sustainability in building design. However, many architects are... View Article

Glass built to last

Susan Sinden of ESG Group explains why glass advances make the material one of the most versatile for creating modern, attractive and secure environments Toughened glass was an important development early in the 20th Century – because it shattered into... View Article

Get your cladding quality right

John Russell of Russwood explains why using a premium quality timber cladding, along with the right fixing system, is vital to ensure your cladding looks good for the long term The popularity of timber as a cladding material is on... View Article

Added protection where needed from Crittall MW40

Crittall’s Corporate MW40 steel windows can be specified where superior air, wind or water resistance and greater sound attenuation are required. Offering the same high-quality appearance as the company’s successful Corporate W20 range the MW40 variant can accept glass up... View Article

Kawneer systems seal the private rental deal at Erie Basin

Full range of manufacturer’s systems feature on last plot to be developed. Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for their “robustness and quality” for two linked 16-storey apartment blocks on the last plot to be developed... View Article

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions launches new website

Site designed to reflect offer of “the best products, value and service” at a click of a button. Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has relaunched its website to better reflect its leading range of mineral fibre ceiling and suspension systems. The site’s intuitive... View Article

Constructing efficiency from above

With six billion people estimated to be living in cities by 2050, how can ceilings help accommodate such growth? Ian Clarke, commercial technical manager for Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, discusses. The construction industry is at a critical juncture. Headcounts worldwide are... View Article