The future role of BIM

With the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM) drawing closer, David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, discusses the division’s plans to deliver 29 BIM objects to the construction sector. BIM is designed to create and unlock an... View Article

Contemporary barn gets natural look with glendyne

A disused farm building has recently been converted into a stylish residential dwelling with the help of Glendyne natural slate from Cembrit. The conversion project has transformed what was once a run-down chicken shed into a single-story contemporary living space,... View Article

A&G’s best practice earns H&S standard

Acheson & Glover (A&G) Group, a leading manufacturer of premium quality hard landscaping and precast concrete products, has been recommended for accreditation to the health & safety standard OHSAS 18001:2007. The recommendation follows successful independent audits encompassing A&G’s manufacturing, quarrying... View Article

Kawneer glazing is a pioneering curtain call in Glasgow

Curtain walling from Kawneer features on a Scottish office block redevelopment. The first office block to mixed-use conversion in Scotland to benefit from the Government’s Business Premises Renovation Allowances Scheme has been reclad with Kawneer’s modular curtain walling system for... View Article

Get the bigger picture when choosing your rooflights

Paul Trace from Lumen Rooflight offers some practical guidance to choosing the right rooflight. Rooflights are a hugely important element of any new build or renovation. They determine how much light is let into a building and can create bright,... View Article

The solid surface that’s good enough to dine off!

Samsung Staron has been used to stunning effect in the new Caffe Rizzoli and Prosecco Bar at Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre. This innovative solid surface material, manufactured from a unique blend of natural materials, acrylics and pigments, is exclusively available... View Article

Abloy distributes pocket spec handbook based on popular app

Security expert Abloy UK now offers a pocket specification handbook that offers a complete guide to compliant security solutions. The Compliant Specifications pamphlet contains the same information as the hugely successful Abloy UK smartphone app. The helpful app – available... View Article

Kentec protects the Mary Rose Museum

Kentec fire control panels are at the heart of a fire system that’s designed to protect the stunning and unique £27m new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard where King Henry VIII’s flagship will be housed. The Mary Rose,... View Article

NHBC reports highest half-yearly housing figures since 2008

NHBC’s latest registration statistics suggest that the UK house-building industry continues its recovery, with new figures revealing that 2013 has witnessed the highest half-yearly total of new homes registered since 2008. 67,422 new homes were registered between January 2013 and... View Article

PPG’s support gives local landmark a bright future

Global paint manufacturer PPG Architectural Coatings has recently given a local landmark to its Birstall site, Oakwell Hall, a much needed boost in the form of a significant cash donation. The presentation at Oakwell Hall saw PPG’s general manager for... View Article