Time is money; a motto that is particularly pertinent to the refurbishment of concrete infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, tunnels and the like. Delays in the repair of these vital transport links not only pile unnecessary stress on the commuting public, but local authorities also face additional expenditure each time a public project overruns; a financial burden that will inevitably be borne by the taxpayer.
Schöck explores a rare case where permission has been granted to demolish a Grade I listed Nash terrace and convert it back to the residential use for which the early 19th century building was intended. One of the key considerations with the new development was to prevent thermal bridging along the parapets.
Recently, the colour grey has become increasingly popular in the design community, displaying on everything from furniture, wall décor, flooring and even the complete exterior of a building.
BCO-award-winning architectural practice, gpad london, has completed a 5705ft² new-build reception extension at Brunel House, Fitzalan Road, Cardiff. The lightweight glass and steel extension juxtaposes the existing Brutalist architecture of the 15-storey mass concrete office building. A new entrance with reception, external landscaping and signage gives the building an enhanced facelift and new brand identity.
As you’d expect from the UK’s market leading hard landscaping manufacturer, Marshalls’ extensive range of concrete paving provides you with the choice and flexibility you need to create the shared spaces of your imagination.
The industrial concrete trend has been around for some years, featured on TV and in high-end architectural and interior design magazines. Poured concrete kitchen worktops, splashbacks and cladded walls are becoming highly fashionable, but there are shortcomings with the real thing, explains Jon Stanley, Vice President of Marketing at Caesarstone UK.
Sika has supplied the concrete repair and total corrosion management system to extend the lifespan of a city centre flyover, with the products’ effective and easy use enabling the vital refurbishment to be carried out with minimal disruption to the thousands of commuters who use the route daily.
- New polished concrete system introduced to the UK market.
- Monodec combines attractive visuals with easy cleanability and durability.
- System designed to bring out the natural aesthetic of the cement matrix and its aggregates.
Gatic’s CastSlot drainage system has been installed at Queens Retail Park, a new 16 acre retail development in Preston. The new shopping centre currently comprises 80,000 sq ft. of open retail space and parking capacity for over 800 visitors. Designed by architects Cassidy and Ashton, the project is known as ‘Gateway to Preston’ as it develops into a highly visible entrance to the city.