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.

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.

“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.

Continuing to plan for the future, Marmox Ltd. has strengthened its board by promoting its current Finance Manager to the newly created post of Finance Director with immediate effect.

Leading acoustic ceiling systems manufacturer OWA UK has fulfilled its largest contract to date for its OWAtecta S80 demountable metal ceiling raft, with the innovative system being used on two of the buildings that form part of Assembly – a landmark riverside commercial office development in Bristol.

Norfolk-based, Cooks Blinds & Shutters has committed to supporting its local community by extending its Community Partnership with the Canaries on a multi-year deal, marking the window treatments and solar shading expert’s 60th year in business.

Building on the success of its well-established Multiboard, the Kent based manufacturer of insulation and waterproofing solutions, Marmox has recently introduced the new Fireboard to its range.

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