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High quality project with Hockley Homes

Requiring speed without sacrificing quality for their project, Hockley Homes specified the Thin-Joint System from H+H and were amazed with the assistance they received from the manufacturer as they produced nine beautiful homes in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Hockley Homes, a... View Article

John McAslan + Partners Jumaa Mosque, Doha

The new Jumaa Mosque is located within the Msheireb Heritage Quarter. The area has always been the anchor of religious and political power for the local population. The design fuses Modernism with a historical arrangement of volumes and spaces, using specifically Qatari... View Article

Flexible billing for residents at The Ladbroke Grove

The Ladbroke Grove development from Taylor Wimpey Central London, is part of the regeneration of Grand Union Centre, and includes both luxury apartments and homes for first-time buyers, close to Kensington and Chelsea. This mixed use scheme combines living and... View Article

Kingspan insulates Grand Design

A range of premium and high performance products from Kingspan Insulation have been installed on a stunning new beachfront home on the Isle of Wight, featured on Grand Designs. Bram and Lisa Vis worked with local architect Lincoln Miles to... View Article

Apartment in Sceaux is transformed

This interior design and refurbishment project takes place in a 1960’s housing block built out of finely finished armed concrete. Unchanged since its construction, the ancient apartment followed a relatively classical distribution with closed rooms yet with rather generous openings... View Article

Work in progress: The Gouse by Marta Nowicka

The Gouse is a new residential project by interior architect Marta Nowicka. The development, which is currently under construction, will be a three-bedroom new build house (103 m²) in Dalston, East London, due to complete in autumn 2017. The 45... View Article

Kingspan TEK beats the snow in the Alps

The Kingspan TEK Building System has been installed as part of a luxury ski chalet in the French Alps, helping the project to be completed within the tight schedule of the Alpine building season. In the traditional yet lively town... View Article

Green VMZINC for Cotswold Dutch barn conversion

The Dutch Barn at Mill Farm, Ewen is an exciting Cotswold Revival scheme set in five acres and combining a blend of rural architecture and efficient, eco-friendly design. Daniel Stewart Architectural Services specified a curved roof to follow the building’s... View Article

Making a Passivhaus a home

A stylish Passivhaus home in South Manchester has achieved exceptional levels of airtightness through a combination of careful detailing and a high performance structure, provided by the Kingspan TEK Building System. Steve and Mel Howarth hired certified Passivhaus designers, PHI... View Article

Architects think outside the box with glass extension

A Brentwood-based architectural practice overcame a challenging brief to deliver a full refurbishment, loft conversion and extension of a local home. Spatial Design Architects were commissioned by a private client to create a contrasting design with the house’s brick facade and... View Article

To the light house – Trelas, St Ives, Cornwall

Located in St Ives, Trelas takes its name from the Cornish word for homestead – but this house is more than that. Built on a steep and skinny strip of land, it’s a light-filled feat of engineering and architecture overlooking... View Article

Fired up about brick’s creative potential

That most traditional British method of masonry house construction, good old-fashioned brick, remains popular with self-builders. As the Brick Development Association’s Andrew Eagles says, that’s down to the material’s creative flexibility as well as its aesthetics and durability. According to... View Article

Sales rocket on developer’s self-build scheme

Househunters have snapped up 50 per cent of the self-build plots at a sought-after development in Gosforth. Twenty of the 39 serviced plots at Charles Church’s development Elmwood Park Green at Newcastle Great Park have been sold with more expected... View Article

So much more than worktop makeovers

In a recent home improvement project, Granite Transformations has showcased examples of its extended range of makeover materials, services and fittings for the kitchen and bathroom, whilst displaying the current trend toward white and off-white decorative surfaces. The kitchen of... View Article

Schueco’s revamp of network centre successfully completed

Leading building envelope specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, has announced that the refurbishment of the Schueco Network Centre in Milton Keynes is now complete. The revamp – designed to improve the Centre’s facilities even further for architects, main contractors, Schueco network... View Article

Italian flair for a truly bespoke London interior

Milan based interior design office EligoStudio and architectural finishers Aliva UK have joined forces with build specialists Create Bespoke Beauty to bring inspired Italian flair to a Notting Hill townhouse. EligoStudio designed the dramatic interior on the four-storey private dwelling,... View Article

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 winners revealed

The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) announced the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 on Friday 8 July. PHT members voted online or at an awards ceremony on 7 July in London to determine the winners of this year’s competition which... View Article

Omnie heat social services

Underfloor heating systems from the Omnie range have been employed in the refurbishment of a South-west community building, providing energy efficiency as well as helping to create a healthy indoor environment for the many members of the public as well... View Article
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