• Porcelain tile cladding solves heritage brick issue on Camden housing estate

    Porcelain tile cladding solves heritage brick issue on Camden housing estate

    The Bourne Estate, Camden, lies within the Hatton Garden Conservation area. Accordingly, the recently completed £19 million expansion and improvement project, including two new blocks of mixed tenure homes, had to be built sympathetically to surrounding buildings. A major concern facing the project’s architects was how to replicate the heritage look of the original, glazed

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  • Mapei protection with Mapetherm Flex RP

    Mapei protection with Mapetherm Flex RP

    Mapetherm Flex RP is a ready-mixed, cement-free flexible skimming base coat that is extremely elastic and due to added Bioblock technology, is resistant to the biological attack of mould and algae. Developed by Mapei’s R&D laboratories, Mapetherm Flex RP is excellent for repairing deteriorated insulating systems and/or micro-cracked render to form reinforced skim coats on

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  • Think in 3D. Draw in 3D with SketchUp Pro

    Think in 3D. Draw in 3D with SketchUp Pro

    Every week, millions of designers work in SketchUp Pro, one of the world’s most popular modelling tools for exploring and presenting ideas in 3D. The platform is intuitive and quick, so anyone can learn to create, collaborate on, and deliver 3D projects, and it is useful from the earliest stages of design to the end

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  • Specifier’s Guide to Tile & Stone

    Specifier’s Guide to Tile & Stone

    The 2018 edition of The Specifier’s Guide to Tile & Stone is now available in print and online at specifiersguide.co.uk. The annual ‘industry bible’ provides an essential specification tool for architects and designers. Content includes a review of global tile trends, along with reports on the latest technology, sustainability, case studies and advice for global

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  • New uni streetscape from Aggregate industries

    New uni streetscape from Aggregate industries

    Aggregate Industries has supplied a mixture of concrete and gravel aggregate for De Montfort University (DMU) to remodel and landscape Mill Lane, the main thoroughfare in the heart of the campus. The Mill Lane remodel, which was completed by Aecom Landscaping, required 400m³ of Artevia colour concrete, and golden gravel aggregate, to create a visual and

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  • Universal WC solutions from Closomat

    Universal WC solutions from Closomat

    Leading provider of inclusive toileting solutions, Closomat, places client satisfaction at the top of its priority list. Robin Tuffley, Marketing Manager, Closomat, said, “We think of inclusion and accessibility as applying to people with disabilities. But they apply to everyone, including racial, religious, physical and mental considerations.” Robin maintains the company’s unique Lima Lifter wash

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  • Mapei Are Sustainability

    Mapei Are Sustainability

    Mapei Are Sustainability – a global corporate focus to protect the earth, use energy and resources sustainably, minimise waste and develop and supply products with end user safety in mind. Mapei are taking further steps towards social responsibility through ethical behaviour. The quest for excellence and transparent communications are their corporate values, they will be

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  • Exceptional Acoustics from Armourcoat at Surface Design Show

    Exceptional Acoustics from Armourcoat at Surface Design Show

    Decorative specialist Armourcoat exhibited at the Surface Design Show as the design industry showcased the latest innovative and exciting surface materials. Armourcoat presented a stunning range of hand-applied polished plaster wall finishes and the latest additions to its luxury Signature Collection. The company also launched the new Armourcoat Acoustic Plaster System designed to optimise the

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  • 16th Century refresh with Earthborn Paints

    16th Century refresh with Earthborn Paints

    Refurbishing a 16th Century listed cottage in Hursley involved integrating original beams into the interior design and renewing lime plaster, using Earthborn Paints. Earthborn paints and finishes were chosen because the paint’s breathability suits lime plaster and timber. Claypaint was used on all walls and ceilings; some being first treated with Earthborn Isolating Primer. High

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