1. Intelligence

Prepare for a slowdown in home improvements

The bread and butter workload for many a practice is showing signs of fading in London but there's some buoyancy in the regions

15 May 2019

Editor's choice

New technologies are often seen as key to easing the housing crisis. But research shows tried and tested methods can offer valuable longevity in tall buildings

Tried and tested methods offer valuable longevity in tall buildings

A design-led practice without a design policy? Glenn Howells has filled the gap with his CLEAN philosophy

A design-led practice without a design policy? Not any more

Sued architect thought he was on a journey of design exploration with his clients but they weren’t even on board

Sued architect left clients behind on ‘design journey’

What's driving the surge in young practices? Frustration with design & build for one, according to our interviewees

Is frustration with design & build driving surge in young practices?

How and why De Matos Ryan and AOC have been brought in to bring some levity to Caruso St. John’s original refurbishment at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green

How the Museum of Childhood will create a child-friendly experience

Books

Roofing

Glazing Vision's Ridgeglaze rooflight fills the apex of Hudson Architects' redesigned Machrie hotel on the isle of Islay

Ridgeglaze specified at the Machrie

Thrive Architects' village hall at the Oakford Homes residential development in Thakeham features a  standout Cupa Pizarras natural slate roof

Above and beyond: Cupa 12 roof tiles

The Passivhaus-approved FTT U8 Thermo features  a quadruple-glazed sash with five seals and innovative hinge and lock reinforcement

Fakro roof window offers ultimate thermal efficiency

Klober Wakaflex lead-free flashing continues to be one of the market leaders

Wakaflex lead-free flexible flashing

Keylite's new Polar roof window range updates installation efficiency and performance while using the latest in PVC profile design and manufacturing technology

Keylite PVC roof windows for improved installation

Doors and windows

Samuel Heath's bespoke door fittings and ironmongery take their inspiration from the strong geometric patterns of the iconic London landmark's concrete honeycomb facade

Samuel Heath's finishing touches for Centre Point Tower refit

Latest resource urges specifiers to tap into manufacturer expertise and engage with suppliers early

Velfac offers new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on specification

The Pure range of energy-efficient aluminium windows and doors delivers maximum design flexibility and exceptional thermal performance

Senior's Pure patent boosts thermal performance

How Glazing Vision Ridgeglaze rooflights have helped transform an award-winning ice-cream parlour and restaurant in Yorkshire

Ridgeglaze rooflights specified for Yorkshire project

Maxlight architectural glazing has been specified for a transformational, open-to-the-skies extension with minimal sight lines

Maxlight open-to-the-skies glazing transforms extension

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