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Arco London Ltd

Glass and steel are our materials of choice. Steel framed windows and doors, architectural glazing, have been fascinating us for years. Maximum glass, minimum steel is our motto. Timeless beauty and everlasting elegance of steel framed windows, variety of metals, from galvanized steel, through Corten up to architectural bronze. And glass, the epic building material, with endless possibilities.


Saint-Gobain Building Glass has announced the launch of its most recent product innovation for the commercial glazing market with a new addition to its popular SGG COOL-LITE XTREME solar control range.

DRU fires general editorial

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%.

Classic Parade

Looking for excitement with your next supercar hire and a drive of a lifetime? Enjoy the most powerful, beautiful, and engaging supercars available, for a price you can afford. Our vast fleet comprises of a selection of the most desirable supercars for hire in the world. We own and manage an extensive collection of supercars for hire in central London, and we can deliver throughout England and the UK with our Guaranteed Gold VIP Delivery Service

The Dangers of Switching Specification!

Why do we specify products and services when we design our buildings or building refurbishment projects?  Part of the reason is performance; it can be crucial to have the right products in the right places to ensure that they are fit for purpose and offer a qualified life expectancy with minimal maintenance.  This is one of the main reasons behind the UK’s rapid take up of BIM and it is hoped that the maintenance aspect of BIM will enable us to economically run our buildings in the future.

The beauty of marble – technology by COMPAC

Natural marble, although beautiful to look at and touch, is extremely expensive, difficult to fabricate and costly to transport. Patterns and colours can vary from slab to slab and it has to be carefully maintained.

It can also be fragile, easily stained, damaged and its excessive quarrying has had an environmental impact too.

Smart move by KEMMLIT

KEMMLIT have just announced the launch of a new, cost effective glass cubicle system – the NOXX Smart.

The door and panel elements consist of 10 mm thick toughened safety glass which provides a stunning, easy to clean and maintain flush surface.

The Meeting Pod Co manufacturers

The Meeting Pod Co manufacturers and installs a dynamic range of meeting products to encourage agile working by building a ‘third space’ solution for flexible working zones. Our meeting pods are sophisticated alternative to ugly acoustic screens or a significantly cheaper and more flexible option to partitioned office creation.

Uninterupted views with Alumen’s cor-vision plus

This summer, established aluminium fabricator Alumen Ltd is launching a new product that’s set to revolutionise the aluminium sliding door market. Partnering with Spanish aluminium giants Cortizo, Alumen is one of the first fabricators to launch the Cor-Vision Plus sliding door to the UK market.

DS-Ergonomics Ltd – JumpSeat® Collection

Sedia Systems launched the JumpSeat globally in 2012, and the furniture and design industry quickly recognized the beauty of its form and function. Jumpseat Collection is a complete line of seating that can be used anywhere space is at a premium.

Complete Care from FrameXpress

The highest production standards were specified for a recent commercial installation near Coventry which included A+ rated windows and Secured by Design products as standard.

With architects and specifiers enjoying a wide choice of colour foils and off the shelf colour options, the company is well positioned to supply customers with an extensive selection to meet individual specifier’s requirements.

dormakaba – a smart step for smart access solutions.

Bringing us one step closer to our goal of offering customers and partners a comprehensive range of high quality solutions for security and building access from a single source across the globe.

Richard Brown Managing Director at Electrorad Electric Heating answers questions on the forthcoming changes to the Eco-Design Directive and explains how Electrorads products comply.

What is the Eco-Design directive?
It is a new European regulation relating to Energy Related Products ( ErP )
In essence Lot 20 of the ErP directive requires a reduction in the energy consumption and emissions of space heating products, this must be done by applying existing technologies without any increase in the combined purchasing and operating costs, so clearly a positive development from an energy saving perspective and ultimately for the end users.


Much Wenlock is a beautiful historic town in Shropshire, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of the modern Olympics. Full of gorgeous period properties and with space at a premium, when an opportunity arose for Sandra and Mike to build on a plot in the centre of the town, they leapt at the chance to create their very own dream cottage from scratch.

Fire Door Sets with a Difference

Fire door sets are designed to specifically reduce the rate at which fire spreads through a building, with hardware, hinges and handles that resist fire as much as the main core of the door itself. Whether you’re considering fire protection for homes, residential or commercial application, knowing you can rely on your door set to stop the spread of fire is extremely important, and offers that all important peace of mind.

EQUITONE facade material – designed by and for architects

EQUITONE facade materials offer unparalleled design flexibility.

The fibre cement material is through-coloured, which means the surface displays the inner texture and colour of the core material. No matter what facade design options you explore, the through-coloured materials can be transformed into crisp, monolithic facade details.

PUCK – Domestic / Residential High Pressure Water Mist System

PUCK is a revolutionary domestic and residential fire suppression system offering discrete protection coupled with industry leading pricing, efficient system design and ease of installation.

XENERGY™ SL and MK™ is specified for Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Dow Building Solutions’ XPS products are being used in the construction of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Sandwell. The new facility is expected to have 670 beds and 15 operating theatres, transforming healthcare provision in the local area. Half a million people will benefit from the new A&E, maternity, children’s and inpatient adult services that will be available from the state of the art hospital.

Plotter printer broken. What would you do?

First, let me introduce you to PlotBot
Plotbot is the specialist CAD printing division at The Wimbledon Print Company. It is fast becoming the go-to print service for architects and construction suppliers. It is the easiest, fastest & cheapest way to print your CAD plans.

Renovation of Piano Factory Gets Cutting Edge Finish

The renovation of an old piano factory in London has been given a cutting-edge look thanks to Yorkshire’s leading laser cutting and engraving company, Cutting Technologies.

The factory in Camden has been converted into 15 residential apartments with the whole interior of the building being remodelled and the exterior repaired.

Polypipe Terrain develops new technology…

Polypipe Terrain develops new technology revolutionising tall building rainwater attenuation

Accommodating for the UK’s ever growing urban population, Polypipe Terrain has designed the patented ‘Terrain Flow Control Outlet’ that it says will assist with the growing demand for roof and podium level rainwater attenuation.

Looking to add colour to your concrete paving, flooring or walling?

PICS provide the best in quality manufactured decorative concrete, and textured lightweight render walling systems for specification, and installation for the commercial and domestic construction markets.

Barrier forms secure bond

Protection against groundwater ingress as well as gases and chemicals is offered by DualProof – a brand new two-layer durable watertight solution for below ground structures from Delta Membrane Systems.

Byron and Byron

Byron and Byron was formed 1984 to supply a variety of hand crafted and traditionally finished accessories for the rapidly growing interior design sector of 1980′s Britain. The company was the brainchild of twenty something Italian Orazio Gualtieri. This decade of energy and opportunity provided the perfect environment for a young entrepreneur to marry his knowledge of design and wood finishing techniques to produce a small range of classically decorative curtain poles.

Altman Lighting brings house lights to the worship experience at Cascade Hills Church

Located in Columbus, Georgia, Cascade Hills Church is a congregation filled with parishioners from all walks of life who wish to come together for a spirit-filled worship experience. Like many other churches worldwide, the technical elements behind that worship experience, including the architectural house lights, are becoming an important component to the overall sanctuary design.

Secure Green Roof Cycle Shelter in Urban Village

Queens Park Place, North West London is a new residential development offering modern apartments and penthouses designed for metropolitan living in a Manhattan style.

Bona Titan – a new generation of powerful adhesives

Bona, the wood floor experts, has launched Bona Titan, a new supreme performance, silane- based adhesive for high value projects, very wide or oversized solid wood boards – or any installation where the quality of the bond has to be guaranteed.

Unique Calacatta – combining beauty and elegance with innovation

Unique Calacatta from COMPAC has a stunning grey veining design running through pure white quartz that looks and feels like real marble.

Inspired by the beauty and elegance of this natural stone, COMPAC has been able to create an innovative worksurface that makes it possible to decorate homes, apartments, hotels, restaurants, bars and public spaces with elegant overall compositions that transmit serenity and harmony.

Interior Film from David Clouting proves a success in demanding NHS environment.

The Weybourne Day Unit, part of the NHS Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Trust, provides a nurse-led oncology and haematology service.

Specially trained chemotherapy nurses and specialists administer outpatient chemotherapy regimens, supported by consultants and specially trained doctors.

No Rock – Self-stabilising Even table bases, designed to Perfection

No-Rock provides an unrivalled Even solution to table instability.

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