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Free Graphic Pack for Architecture Illustrations with Ease

The key task of every architect is to convince other people of his ideas. Either to simply persuade a client in the next meeting or even win a competition. In any case the drawings and illustrations obviously are pretty important to communicate the ideas, concepts and visions.

Sweet smell of success for Maxtop Quartz

Worktop specialist, Maxtop Quartz, continues a reign of customer satisfaction with a recent installation in a home bathroom renovation.

One 2.4m x 0.9m of Maxtop’s White Jasmine worktop was used by Glasgow-based kitchen specialist, Alexander Macbeth, in the bathroom of the property in Stepps, Scotland.

Mid-Century Furniture Design Reimagined to New-Century Modern: 7 Guiding Principles For Today’s Living

It seems the word “reimagined” has found its way into the vocabulary of nearly every industry, process or outcome these days. It appears it might even be driving an entire cultural transformation. With certainty, it headlines the work of an array of designers who devote themselves to the creation of beauty and function in the world around us.

HOW WILL RENEWABLES INTEGRATE INTO YOUR FUTURE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT PLANS?

There are many positives to installing home renewables, like enjoying the independence and knowledge that they are helping maintain the environment – but have you thought about storage and requirements specific to your property? Or how renewable products work in accordance to your land?

Poorly designed offices cost UK businesses billions of pounds a year.

Every organisation is interested in how their offices can run efficiently and effectively. How the physical limitations of an environment can affect the team is often alarming, once an efficient way of working is established the benefits to the business can be huge. A comprehensive and detailed review of an organisation’s existing or proposed workplace requirements can be invaluable. 

BESPOKE STAIRCASES

The manufacturing company of staircases Fontanot realizes its products thinking about the functionality and the design, to enhance and to highlight the house ambient.

Fontanot designed modular staircases to solve any project demand with elegance and simplicity. Our variety of products ranges through indoor, outdoor, custom projects, space saver and stair kits, in addition railings.

Striking Liquid Stone Furnishings and Design from Living Concrete

Living Concrete’s range of unique and stylish indoor and outdoor furnishings have transformed how the raw material of concrete can be used in the home, garden or business.  From stunning pendant lights and creative wall art, to custom designed panels and bespoke worktops and furniture, Living Concrete creates beautifully designed, durable and light products with a striking finish.    The result is a bold, minimalist and contemporary feel with modern elegance.

What’s all the buzz about

Having just completed their biggest project to date in Bracknell, which has over 100 ivy green screens of varying heights, 1,600m2 of Wallplanter and 200m2 LivePanel living wall.

Inspirational marble from COMPAC

COMPAC’s   new marble colours complement their inspirational range of interior and exterior technological marble for use on walls, floors and vanity tops.

New Classic colours offer four  designs with a coarse grain pattern – Classic White , Classic Grey, Classic Beige (featured) & Classic Brown.

Kemmlit lockers specified for Brighton’s £3.5 million premier office refurbishment project

Mocatta House is part of the Trafalgar Place flagship development in Brighton.

Named after David Mocatta the architect who designed the original building in the 1890’s and also Brighton’s Railway Station, Mocatta House has recently been refurbished at a cost of £3.7 million.

Project Information Management for Dummies

In the construction industry today, information is the lifeblood of your projects and organisation. But do you have it all under control? Perhaps the daily deluge of information has become too much?

RINNAI CREATES ‘SYSTEM EFFICIENCY’ SOLUTION FOR LONGER LIFE

Limescale can be a major contributor to a loss of efficiencies for water heating systems of any type, so leading continuous flow water heater manufacturer Rinnai has taken steps to maintain superior efficiencies throughout the life of the system by incorporating a proven limescale inhibitor that will significantly reduce the impact of limescale, thereby maximising efficiency over the product’s lifetime.

Saint-Gobain PAM UK Extends Vortx Roof Drainage Range.

Saint-Gobain PAM UK has extended its range of cast iron Vortx roof outlets to include 880 and 45o angled outlets with flat and domed grates for flat roofs.

The new range is available in three sizes with a 4”, 3” or 2” BSP threaded joint, with a range of spigot adaptors including concentric and eccentric to connect to smaller pipe diameters. Designed and manufactured for a long durable life, the cast iron flat grates are sheradised, the domed grates are polyester coated and the bodies of the outlets have a grey epoxy coating.

DRU, the Dutch Masters of contemporary gas fires

DRU is a Netherlands company that was founded in 1754. It produces a high end range of gas fires that can be installed with or without a chimney. All DRU fires are glass-fronted, room-sealed appliances with energy efficiency ratings up to 85%.

Aesthetically pleasing, crash-tested street furniture: why functional will no longer do

Asking whether architects value aesthetics is rather like asking if a mathematician appreciates numbers.

But if aesthetics in the built environment can be elevated only at the expense of security or safety standards, then architects must grudgingly concede to the demands of functionality.

The involvement of vehicles in recent atrocities in Europe in the last 12 months–  Nice in July, Berlin in December, London in March, and Stockholm in April – tragically highlighted why the deployment of robust physical barriers is a growing priority in public spaces. Together killing over 100 people and injuring more than 550, they were brutal reminders that vehicles can be every bit as destructive as bullets and bombs.

Axim:  The UK’s No: 1 Supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers for 30 years. 

Axim Architectural Hardware  are celebrating  their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and are delighted to have reached this milestone.

Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd)  and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey.  Axim designs and supplies a comprehensive in-stock range of Transom Closers, Panic Exit Devices, Electric Strikes, Deadlatches, Surface Mounted Door Closers, Floor Springs, Flush Bolts, Letter Plates, Locks and Handles through a Pan-European distributor supply chain.

Unprecedented Sales Growth for Through Wall Supplier

2016 was a very successful year for RCM Ltd, a major supplier of building boards, façades and complete through wall solutions in the UK.

Originally the challenge for 2016 had been to further enhance RCM’s product range and services, as well as being the very best in offering cost effective solutions without compromise on quality.

The JumpSeat® Collection

The collection includes four products; JumpSeat, JumpSeat 90, JumpSeat Wall and the JumpSeat Emerge. Manufactured by Sedia Systems, the award-winning JumpSeat provides a compact seating solution for multiple environments within healthcare, education and corporate facilities.

BUILDING FACADES: SMOKING JOINTS

Andy Swift, national sales manager for ISO-CHEMIE, considers the effective sealing of building façades, which can prove to be difficult if failure, particularly in the form of water leakage, is to be avoided.

The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited

The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited has two events in May, covering the north and south of England.  First is The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, taking place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May, in West Sussex (www.petworthparkfair.com).  The following week, The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood opens in the ground of Harewood House, near Leeds in West Yorkshire from Friday 12 until Sunday 14 May (www.harewoodfair.com).

Carl Stahl Evita Ltd

Carl Stahl Evita Ltd working in conjunction with Tolent Living Ltd and Chrisand Fabrications – Carl Stahl has manufactured, supplied and installed the wire rope balustrade assemblies, handrails and woven wire mesh as per the clients’ requirements.

The Malings, an exciting new development on the Byker Bank in Gateshead, is home to modern town houses incorporating the latest innovative products.

EQUITONE [materia] fibre cement material specified for new Data Centre

Leicester County Council’s brand new state-of-the-art data centre in Glenfield has been completed with EQUITONE fibre cement facade material.

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