Architectural ironmongery might seem like a minor detail in the grand scheme of building design, but it is highly significant. With safety, security, accessibility and aesthetics to consider, specification can be complex and multifaceted. In this article, we speak with Tom Planck, Managing Director of leading architectural ironmongery firm John Planck, about the key factors to consider during hardware specification.

Hines, a global property investor, developer and manager, has secured a resolution to grant planning approval from Southwark Council to build a new, landmark office and residential development at 18 Blackfriars Road. The approval, which was secured working with architect firm Foster + Partners and Lipton Rogers, allows Hines to breathe new life into a two-acre brownfield site that has remained undeveloped for 20 years.

Plans have been approved by Members for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to redevelop the Tavern and Allen Stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

In modern architecture, the timeless appeal of brick remains constant. As towns and cities expand and commercial spaces redefine urban aesthetics, architects are continuing to explore innovative ways to integrate traditional materials into contemporary designs. Mathew Davies, National Specification Manager for brick manufacturer Vandersanden, explains how bricks can deliver transformative solutions in commercial architecture.

Benedetta Rogers, Director at ARTEFACT, shares insights into her architectural career journey, highlighting pivotal experiences and influences. From her diverse education to impactful projects like the Common Rooms for Clapton Commons, she discusses her passion for community-driven design, reflects on personal anecdotes that shaped her approach to architecture and offers a glimpse into her day to day.

Breathing Buildings, a leading provider of controlled hybrid ventilation systems, has supplied ventilation to ECO MEP’s carbon negative headquarters in Ashford, Kent.

A range of products from leading manufacturer Glidevale Protect has been specified and installed to help create energy-efficient and healthy homes by property development specialists Castell Group on a new affordable housing scheme constructed in Llansamlet, Swansea.

The manufacture of new steel windows and doors from Jansen cold formed steel profiles is now fully underway at the Clement Windows Group factory.

Thursday, 30 May 2024 00:00

June 2024 Issue

The construction sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, with around 37% of global emissions . As the only truly renewable construction material, timber is being increasingly specified to help meet net zero commitments.

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