Glass Trends 2021. What to keep an eye on in 2021!

It’s no secret that 2020 forced us all to look at our homes in a different way, the pandemic kept us at home with kitchen tables becoming schooling desks, living rooms became office spaces and home offices became long term... View Article

Armourcoat launches new clay lime plaster range

Decorative specialist Armourcoat have launched a new natural clay lime plaster range. Clime plasters are designed to improve the quality of living and working interiors and to minimize the impact of wall finishing products on the environment. Armourcoat are regarded... View Article

New shower trays from Schlüter-Systems

Working closely alongside a wide range of architectural practices over the years has given tile and stone protection specialists Schlüter-Systems an insight into common pain points faced within the industry. A challenge often raised when specifying a wetroom project in... View Article

Formica Group – Adaptable Design and Design for the unknown

Across the commercial landscape every sector has successfully risen to the evolving challenges that the current situation has presented. Making temporary changes to allow the economy to reopen and create safe environments for colleagues and customers alike. As we look... View Article

Fixfast launches state-of-the-art UK manufacturing facility

High speed, high capacity production ensures reliable fastener supply Fixfast, the leading supplier and manufacturer of quality building envelope fasteners, has added a cutting-edge manufacturing and R&D cell to its UK operations. The new facility in Rolvenden, Kent, allows Fixfast... View Article

Eurobrick: Bricks with benefits

There are many cladding finishes available but the warm tones and textures of brick ensure it remains a firm favourite. The benefits of brick slip cladding mean it has grown in popularity over the years, something which Eurobrick Systems can... View Article

Creating useable balcony living space

The world in which we presently live has made us realise even more how important outside space is for our mental health and maintaining connections with others.  Open balconies are featured on many developments but climatic conditions often restrict their... View Article

Forbo’s Fly Forbo competition is now open for entries!

Forbo Flooring Systems is giving architects and interior designers the chance to win a luxury UK staycation worth up to £6,500, with this year’s Fly Forbo 2020/21 competition. Established in 2012, the annual Fly Forbo competition recognises the crème de... View Article

A gamechanger for the composite fire door market

The new Guardsman Fire Door slab from ODL Europe gives architects and specifiers the fire safety credentials they require. The door, which is the result of a six-figure investment in research and development, eliminates the unknown elements of a composite... View Article

New CPD: The Fifth Facade and Fire Risk

This new ROCKWOOL CPD provides an understanding of the major risks and causes of roof fires, and how these can be mitigated using non-combustible insulation solutions. The CPD session will help you to understand: The role of the roof in... View Article

Sustainable solutions with Marley Alutec

Marley Alutec has provided a rainwater solution for the redevelopment of a North London hospital, helping to achieve the right aesthetics with a sustainable material. Environmental concerns are more important than ever. When looking to build greener, it is worthwhile... View Article

How to specify success with curtain walling

As the popularity of glazed curtain walling increases, particularly for large urban buildings, Dan Gleeson of Reynaers UK discusses the benefits of aluminium systems and considers the importance of working with experienced suppliers. Forming an integral part of a building’s... View Article

Specifying tiling products for fast track projects

Every specifier will have projects that need speeding up either because of unforeseen delays in the approval or build process, or simply because an unavoidable deadline means that the normal timeframes for laying and preparing substrates and tiling them need... View Article

Resiblock and McDonalds, we’re loving’ it!

Resiblock have been specified as the go to Paving Sealer for new McDonald’s restaurants across the UK. This relationship began in 2019 with the sealing of McDonalds, East Belfast, where Resiblock ‘22’ was utilised to seal and stabilise Concrete Block... View Article

A new brand identity and logo for Schöck

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Schöck will have a new look from January 2021. Innovation has always been a key part of the company’s philosophy and the new branding is intended to represent a more authoritative and contemporary look going into the... View Article