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A recession is coming – what will it mean for architects?

While the downturn is set to be comparatively shallow and brief, a number of construction sectors are set to contract, warns the 2023 RIBA Economics Panel

6 February 2023

Roofing and cladding

Natural slates of a compact size and consistent appearance achieve a pristine finish at an award-winning Chichester new-build

Compact tiles are big win for Grand Designs build in Chichester

Innovative barrier system fills voids from the party wall to the bottom tile when activated by heat so smoke and fire cannot pass through

Easy-fit barrier system fills voids from the party wall to the bottom tile

New-build overlooking Perquil River features phyllite slates installed to withstand the worst that an exposed site and the Cornish weather can throw at it

New-build overlooking Cornwall's Perquil River features phyllite slates

Introducing an invisible clip-based system for the rapid installation of flawless, hidden-fix wooden cladding and decking

Invisible clip-based system 50 per cent faster to install

Updated fire tests, new pre-weathered products and improved warranties mean architects are increasingly specifying this versatile metal for their facades

Pre-weathered zinc products offer improved warranties for specifiers

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