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.

“Net Zero” is the current buzz word throughout the construction industry, and as such the ‘embodied carbon’ or ‘recycled content’ within new construction products is under scrutiny, with the perception that those manufactured with lower embodied carbon, or greater quantities of recycled content, are more sustainable. Yet a better understanding of the full picture is essential when choosing products.

Hardwood flooring specialist Ted Todd has launched two new flooring collections, Residence and Connect, the first new collections the brand has added to its portfolio for ten years.

Smart Spaces announces today that it has partnered with trusted identity provider, HID, to make access to Workspace’s The Light Bulb building in South West London fast, simple and secure by making door access credentials available in Google Wallet for all SME customers who lease offices and studios at the centre.

The UKs largest independent paint company HMG Paints deserves a lap of honour after a suite of its products were used to refurbish a rusting spectators stand at Plymouth athletic stadium.

A new report by Oscar Acoustics, has found that women in finance are struggling to deal with noisy offices and that a third (33%) are forced to work from home in a bid to ‘escape the racket’.

One of FIREFLY’s regular customers is currently making use of Titan Lite™ 120:60 fire barriers to create compartmentations to protect multiple zones within a huge new Amazon Data Centre at Hemel Hempstead, where the possible degree of structural movement predicted for the building prevented the manufacturer’s competitors from offering a viable solution.

In a world of ever-growing choice, empowerment for creativity is increasing year-on-year throughout the interiors of buildings as people are utilising a variety of colour and surface finishes for wood.

When ANZ first imagined its new offices, it knew that the wellbeing of its workforce needed to come first. Post-pandemic, it needed a space that reflected its personality and values, creating an environment that encouraged community and collaboration.

Zentia, the UK’s market leader in complete ceiling solutions, is excited to announce the grand opening of its Innovation Centre in Gateshead, created to contribute to the growing vibrancy of the North East as a national hub for architects and specifiers seeking inspiration and industry networking.

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