Brick Awards 2013 shortlist revealed

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Brick Awards, one of the top design and construction awards in the country. There are 13 awards split into three categories: housing, building and landscape, and technical and... View Article

£1.3billion Meridian Water plans launched

The planning and urban design master plan for a major project that will give a £10.7billion boost to the UK economy by 2031 has been unveiled by Enfield Council. Meridian Water is a new £1.3billion eco-development that will provide up... View Article

Ancon updates technical literature with CE mark

Stainless steel fixings specialist, Ancon Building Products, has updated its technical literature to highlight the products that now carry CE Marking under the Construction Products Regulation. The new Ancon publications, which can now be downloaded from, or are available... View Article

Construction expert warns of ‘skills time bomb’

A construction expert has warned of a ‘skills time bomb’ waiting to explode if the industry does not start looking to the future. Rob Leslie, a course leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon... View Article

Metal Technology issues guides to CE marking

Architectural aluminium systems manufacturer Metal Technology has issued comprehensive guidance for its customers on CE marking. Available for download from the company’s website, the guide is intended for manufacturers who make curtain walling, external windows and doors but excludes fire... View Article

IDG wins £8.5Million second phase at Mill O’Mans

Following the successful completion of the first phase of Home Scotland’s £multi-million regeneration project at Mill O’Mains in Dundee, ISG has been instructed to undertake the second phase of the development, which represents a further investment of £8.5million by the... View Article

Correct specifying for heavy traffic tiling

The BAL CPD Seminar, ‘Specifying tiling in heavily trafficked areas,’ gives architects confidence in specifying for any tiling project where traffic levels mandate high durability. It is fully approved for CPD by RIBA and can be booked at The... View Article

Simple changing places

National Building Specification (NBS) specification of, and architectural drawings for, ‘state-of-the-art’ accessible toilets is simplified with a new facility. The National Building Specification (NBS) service has used expertise from Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s leading disabled toileting solutions provider, to add a... View Article

£10Million development completed in Runcorn

Residents have already started to move in to new homes in Runcorn after a three year regeneration project is completed. Woodland Walk, Runcorn has been transformed from a 1960’s eyesore thanks to a £10million investment from Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT)... View Article

Composite doors get a new face

VBH’s customer The Door Factory:, based in Staffordshire, has developed a brand new concept for composite doors. The external face of the company’s rebated doors can now be clad with a series of aluminium extrusions which lock together to replicate... View Article

Keep your home secure with Garador

With more than 31 million British adults expected to go on holiday this summer*, leading garage door manufacturer Garador is urging homeowners to act now to ensure their property is secure while they are away. A recent survey of home... View Article

£17Million support to help communities build

On 5th August, Housing Minister Mark Prisk announced the fund, which will offer additional support to people with plans and ideas for their neighbourhood, from self-build homes to community shops. The minister said the money will ensure that those wishing... View Article