Powdertech Corby’s eye-catching finish, Evolution™ ‘Sandstorm’, has captured exactly the right aspect for a new £24m apartment block in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle quarter, south of the city centre.

Bricks are one of the world’s oldest building materials and have been used in the construction of many iconic structures, including New York’s Empire State Building. Scott Denham, Sales Director from IG Masonry Support, gives insight into the limitless design opportunities bricks enable across commercial and residential applications.

In this article, Sean Ballard, Managing Director of Sunray Doors, unearths the dos and don’ts of timber fire door specification for high-rise buildings. Speaking on behalf of Sunray’s Timber Fire Door division, he briefly runs through the essential elements to consider for optimum specification and installation, and outlines key points you should address to ensure high performance and compliance.

Surfaces have a big role to play in the overall look and feel of a space. In the kitchen and bathroom, in particular, practical considerations need to be made while also bearing in mind the visual impact of such visible fixtures as worktops, countertops, splashbacks and even flooring. Here, Simon Boocock, Managing Director of C. R. Laurence of Europe, takes us through the key trends in surfaces to look out for.

In the construction industry, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the importance of a simple classroom block. The latest addition to Ty Gwyn Special School may look like a normal school building, but it is packed with interesting features and was delivered using modern methods of construction.

As the construction industry emerges from a difficult period where the safety of high-rise buildings has been questioned, Tamlite Lighting’s Managing Director John Allden explains how we can collectively restore confidence.

A combination of wall and roofing membranes from Glidevale Protect has been specified and installed on a new build social housing scheme built by Countryside Properties PLC, working in partnership with the affordable housing provider, emh group.

A new £5m refurbishment and extension to the Blyth Sports Centre in Sunderland has been completed by Brims Construction.

Roofing and cladding fastening systems specialist EJOT UK has developed a new mechanical fastener solution to help installers save time and money when installing flat roofing with tapered insulation.

ROCKWOOL has unveiled a new flat roof zoning tool designed to help specifiers and roofing contractors balance performance criteria, regulation compliance and design targets when choosing insulation.

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