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5 of London’s most iconic buildings made with ash

Modern, unique, iconic – London’s skyline is recognised around the world. But did you know some of it is built with ash? London’s historic relationship with its power system is clear to see in its skyline. Old decommissioned power stations,... View Article

Eltherington’s Corten facade steel appeal

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money. Facade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten,... View Article

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market

A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree... View Article

SterlingOSB – The new darling of TV makeover shows

The ever popular BBC Two makeover show, The Great Interior Design Challenge, tasks contestants to devise interiors for rooms in unusual premises. Holly Village, a collection of Grade II listed Gothic properties in North London, was the setting for a... View Article

Waterproofing simplified with Remmers Multi Tight 2K

Multi-Tight 2K is a new, flexible, mineral based waterproofing product which has all the performance properties of older technology polymer-modified thick bitumen emulsions, whilst being “bitumen free”. Using unique rubber granulate filler technology Multi-Tight 2K has a crack-bridging capacity which... View Article

Homeowners looking for sexier hardware finishes?

The finishes homeowners are looking for on their hardware and ironmongery are becoming more diverse and ‘sexy’. This is the view of a Director at SDS London who says that he is seeing an increased demand for sexier finishes on... View Article

Meet the Buyers Forum goes live bringing big opportunities

With over 55 confirmed buyers (and counting) from top architectural and construction names The Meet the Buyers Forum at Materials 2017 has now gone live, allowing participating manufacturers to schedule multiple succinct one-to-one appointments with buyers from top architecture and... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm K100 range expands

Kingspan Insulation has announced the launch of two new products to join their innovative new Kooltherm K100 Range, designed to deliver lower U-values with a minimal construction thickness. Kingspan Kooltherm K112 Framing Board and K107 Pitched Roof Board are the... View Article

Powerful Palma hood for odour and steam-free kitchens

BLANCO Germany, leading manufacturer of high quality kitchen sinks, taps and hobs, also creates the GUTMANN hood range using only the finest materials, most innovative technology and groundbreaking design. The collection includes flush-fit and suspended ceiling extractors, traditional and contemporary... View Article

MEDITE SMARTPLY announces major investment in new factory

In a significant move for the construction industry, MEDITE SMARTPLY, producers of innovative timber panel products, has signed a commitment as part of a consortium planning the construction of the world’s first Tricoya® wood chip acetylation plant.  To be built... View Article

Paint Away – the ultimate paint stripper!

Stripping paint and varnish from surfaces can be a difficult and laborious task, requiring time, patience and a lot of elbow grease. Everbuild – A Sika Company now have the answer to this age old problem with the arrival of... View Article

Article 50 triggering: the industry reacts

Prime Minister Theresa May has today invoked Article 50 triggering the beginning of Great Britain’s exit from the European Union. Here we offer some of the responses of industry bodies and experts. RIBA President Jane Duncan wrote in a statement:... View Article
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