Phil Brown, European Regulatory Marketing Manager at Pilkington United Kingdom – part of the NSG Group – explains what architects need to know about the new Part O of Building Regulations, how they differ across the country and why they don’t need to spell the end of the highly-glazed dwellings favoured by homeowners.

Angus Smith studied Architecture at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. Following his education, he went on to work in an international practice that specialised in dramatic developments for Sol Kerzner and Southern Sun Hotels. After returning to the UK and completing his professional exams, Angus joined Space Solutions, delivering the Bon Accord Shopping Centre in Aberdeen. Since then, and after marrying and having a family, he has worked widely in the North East and the central belt of Scotland.

Working in partnership with Jonathan Tuckey Design, Vale Southern Construction has constructed an award-winning sustainable building, which is home to a theatre in the grounds of an independent Berkshire school.

After winning several student design awards and graduating with first-class honours from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Mark Ellson joined Holmes Miller as a Part 2 Assistant in 2005. Flash forward to 2022, and he sits at the helm of the practice as Holmes Miller’s Director. Here, FC&A learns how Mark went from a budding architectural assistant to the leader of an award-winning architecture practice.

Ian Rogers, Sales Director at Gilberts Blackpool, one of Britain’s leading independent air movement specialists, considers how to specify compliant ventilation in commercial environments.

It is not unusual for tile and stone protection experts Schlüter-Systems to be called upon when a bathroom or wetroom installation fails. If the preparation hasn’t been executed to the appropriate standard, it will likely lead to failure later down the line.

Magply magnesium oxysulfate (MOS) boards have recently undergone a stringent testing programme by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), which helps clients validate their processes and mitigate risk offering greater confidence for specifiers of the products tested.

Gerry Boyle began his career in the UK Civil Service as an Architectural Assistant. From here, he applied for a place on the department’s sponsorship scheme to become professionally qualified. In this article, we follow the route Gerry took from this role to land the position he holds today as a Senior Architect at Dublin-based firm Gray Design.

The role of acoustics in architecture is not just about achieving optimum sound levels. With the right solutions in place, it can enhance the way people interact with each other and the space around them. Done correctly, it can also promote health and wellness – creating a calm and peaceful ambience where occupants can enjoy living, working or socialising.

Barratt Developments’ “Zed House” is the first zero carbon house by a major housebuilder to substantially surpass the Future Homes Standard by delivering a carbon reduction of 125%*.

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