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SIG Design and Technology - Zinc Shingles on a Unique Cliff House in Salobrena
SIG Zinc & Copper’s zinc shingles were chosen to roof this stunning cliff house, Casa Acantilado in Salobrena, Spain. Designed by GilBartolome Architects, the practice is known for their innovative use of both modern technology and traditional techniques to create amazing architectural forms. How was the Casa Acantilado roof built? Architect Jaime Bartolome has published some photographs of the construction of the zinc roof...Read More
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OWA UK - OWAcoustic® Ceilings Make their Mark in the Bavarian Alps
Since the 2013 launch of the OWAconsult® Collection, designed by the world renowned architect Hadi Teherani, dozens of architects throughout the UK and Europe have enjoyed the creative opportunities provided by the collection’s seven innovative acoustic ceilings. Using a combination of size, pattern, shape and lighting effects, the ceilings choices enable architects want to leave the beaten path of conventional chequerboard acoustic...Read More
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Purus Limited at the Forefront of BIM – Building Information Modelling
Purus Limited is extremely proud to announce that a number of its products are now featured on BIMobject – the exciting new Building Information Modelling program for 3D modelling, which allows a smooth procurement and specification process from the early stages to project management. The Swedish wetroom drainage manufacturer is delighted to be at the forefront of using this innovative and exciting tool in the UK market. Recent...Read More
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ARDEX - V&A gets Artistic Renovation
Home to the world’s largest collection of decorative arts and design, with a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects, the Victoria and Albert museum is one the most iconic attractions in London and the UK. Founded in 1852 and with 145 galleries displaying art spanning over 5,000 years, the museum was due a well-deserved upgrade to account for the vast number of visitors. Since 2001, the museum has benefited from a £150 million...Read More
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Knauf - Victorian Villa Wins Awards with Knauf Warm Wall
Distinguished but draughty, a handsome Victorian villa in Leicester has been brought up to modern standards of thermal performance in an award-winning refurbishment project using the innovative Warm Wall external wall insulation system developed by Knauf – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems. The project has already led to main contractor Rockingham Construction winning the National...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - Finally, a RIBA Approved CPD Without the Coma!
Many core curriculum CPDs are so dull they’re coma-inducing. They make a December site visit in torrential rain sound like an eternally appealing way to spend your lunch break. Here’s what we don’t get - architecture isn’t boring, slate isn’t boring, so why should the CPD be boring? It shouldn’t! And we’re here to make sure that it’s not… You might call SSQ the saviours of the CPD! The prevalence of boring CPDs is astounding when you...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Morris Homes Peterborough
The site off London Road in Peterborough is the country’s largest zero carbon housing development. The quality of the 300-house build has netted a host of accolades for the developer and site manager, including winning the Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative at the 2013 Housebuilder Awards. Morris Homes chose Taylor Maxwell’s Stonepanel™ natural stone cladding to put the finishing touches to the 80 homes in the rural phase of...Read More
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danfloor - Alexandra Grange Delivers the Highest Standards of Care Within a Five...
Alexandra Grange believes that at this stage in life it’s time for their residents to relax and live in luxury. With this in mind the home wants to create, through the use of colour and textures, a homely, warm and modern atmosphere with light, bright open spaces and cosy, intimate areas which are distinctive yet welcoming. “We want our bedrooms and circulation areas to be elegantly finished and to provide our residents with the utmost comfort...Read More
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Artemide - Space Cloud
Suspension lamp “SPACE CLOUD” is a highly modular suspension lighting system with a great potential for creating large density installations. It can be configured in vertical or horizontal layers as light capturing surfaces that allow light to both reflect and be absorbed through each sheets spatially designed hexagonal hole matrix. Its lightweight and made from 100% alumium that has been anodized so that the colour/surface treatment...Read More
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Frenger - 55 Baker Street
The iconic 55 Baker Street building in London has been completely refurbished and redeveloped by London and Regional. The project´s well-regarded success proves that 21st Century design can be applied just as well to existing buildings as it can to new buildings. Frenger's order value was £7.6 million for the supply and installation of 4500 active multiservice chilled beams. The total refurbishment costs for this project were in the region of...Read More
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ESG Secure™ Saves Over £1/2 Million of Luxury Watches
We would love to be able to tell you more about this new story, but due to the client confidentiality that we guarantee with all our ESG Secure™ glass products we are unable to reveal full details. However, within the last few weeks a gang of thieves attempted a smash and grab at a high end jewelers within the London area. The gang attempted to smash the window of the shop and steal over £1/2 million of luxury designer watches. Fortunately...Read More
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TORMAX - Open Doors to Rail Passengers
One of the UK’s busiest stations outside of London, Newcastle Central has a staggering annual footfall of around eight million people. The main entrance is the centrepiece of an £8.6m refurbishment which included the glazing of the external arches, transforming a gloomy space into a customer-friendly area. More than capable of delivering continued performance year after year, even under these challenging conditions, a...Read More
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Polyflor Gives Cardiff Blues Rugby Club Bar a Winning New Look
High design and hardwearing vinyl flooring from UK manufacturer Polyflor was used to create a brand new bar area for fans to socialise in at the home of Cardiff Blues rugby club, Cardiff Arms Park. A mix of wood and stone effect designs from the Forest fx PUR sheet vinyl flooring collection and Expona Design PUR luxury vinyl tile range were both used in this updated café bar area at the stadium in the centre of Cardiff. The bar...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Edmundson Electrical Staff win Marshall-Tufflex Catalogue...
Happy staff at Edmundson Electrical in Durham are celebrating after winning a Marshall-Tufflex competition to promote the manufacturer’s new counter-top cable management catalogue. Key target branches up and down the country were encouraged to take photographs of the specially produced and laminated flip-through lectern-style catalogues and send them to Marshall-Tufflex. From these entries Edmundson Electrical’s Durham branch...Read More
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