• Freedom of movement

    Freedom of movement

    Fluctuations in temperature and moisture cause movement in the subfloor and result in cracks transferring to tile and stone coverings, or worse, cause a loss of bond between the covering and the substrate which can result in overall damage to the surface covering. For this reason, industry standards state that all tile and stone installations

  • Hueck survey findings

    Hueck survey findings

    Brexit divided a nation and since the vote, arguments have been put forward from both remain and leave camps, highlighting the opportunities and challenges ahead for UK professionals and their respective sectors. Aluminium building systems supplier Hueck UK wanted to find out what architects and specifiers feel about this issue and others affecting their sector.

  • Growth spurt

    Growth spurt

    BRITA Vivreau’s ViTap Plus is a taller version of its popular ViTap, which dispenses mains-fed purified chilled still, sparkling and instant boiling hot water from one single tap with a touch sensor control and zero splash. The taller ViTap Plus has all the features of its sister product, the ViTap, whilst also enabling clients to

  • Primed for living

    Primed for living

    Mapei UK has specified and supplied products for the installation of wood flooring on an area of 13,000m2 throughout the prestigious Berkeley Homes Abell & Cleland Westminster apartment development. The apartment building comprises 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments and penthouses, which have been completed to the highest specification and using Eco-rated products from

  • Colour in construction

    Colour in construction

    Explore colour in construction this Clerkenwell Design Week with Mapei. With over 50 available shades of grout, as well as coloured sports flooring solutions and customisable comfort flooring, specifying for every mood in new build and refurbishment projects is an easy task. The Specification Centre, based on Great Sutton Street, is home to dedicated specification

  • Expanding the Wilo-Stratos-phere

    Expanding the Wilo-Stratos-phere

    The Wilo-Stratos MAXO, launched at ISH Frankfurt in March, is the successor to the Wilo-Stratos. It sets new standards in system efficiency and user-friendliness and once again demonstrates Wilo’s leadership in innovation. The impressive new design of the high-efficiency pump received the “Design Plus” award at the exhibition. The Stratos MAXO is a world first

  • Are You Really BIM Ready?

    Are You Really BIM Ready?

    According to Phil Read, Managing Director of leading BIM Consultant Man and Machine, “Training is now a critical component that needs to be considered essential to the development of the UK Construction Industry. In its recent report, the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) talked extensively about how the UK Construction Industry has not really seen

  • New recruit for BakerHicks

    New recruit for BakerHicks

    BakerHicks has appointed Mark Renshaw as associate director to head up its Civil and Structural Engineering Team in London. Mark has spent the past ten years delivering a range of RIBA award-winning projects in London and the South East. Mark has worked across a broad spectrum of new build, development and refurbishment projects, often involving

  • Brick problems solved at Materials 2017

    Brick problems solved at Materials 2017

    Experts on Imperial Bricks’ stand 3/4 at Materials 2017 will help architects, specifiers and developers choose the right bricks for renovation, extension and new build.