June 2023 marks one year since the publication of the new amended Part B of the Building Regulations, which came into force in England on 1st December 2022. Architects designing tall residential buildings should be aware that it is now a requirement that evacuation alert systems be fitted in new, high-rise residential buildings over 18m.

In this interview, FC&A speaks with Marion Room, Director of DMWR Architects. Marion’s career spans from studying at the University of Newcastle and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, to working at renowned firms like BDP and Sheppard Robson. Now in Manchester, Marion shares her passion for creating high-quality spaces that blend art, sustainability and functionality.

Glidevale Protect, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of external wall breather membranes, welcomes the recent updates to Structural Timber Association’s STA Advice Note 18 which highlight the importance of providing specifiers with trusted, and tested, technical product information.

Established in 1932, Sidey are Scotland’s leading manufacturer, supplier and installer of quality windows, doors & composite fire doors. Our turnkey fenestration solutions achieve energy efficiency, security, durability, and whole-life sustainability.

Crittall steel framed windows more than a mile out to sea at the mouth of the Thames Estuary are looking as good as new.

All apartments at the Triptych Bankside development, next to the Thames in Southwark, benefit from spacious balconies, with an emphasis on the quality of the finishes. However, their highly unconventional and dramatic semicircular profiling meant Schöck had to demonstrate its design expertise in meeting the structural load-bearing thermal break requirements.

National Ventilation is celebrating its Operations Director, Alan Parkinson, completing the 2023 TCS London Marathon.

BMI Redland has recently provided the roofing materials for the redevelopment of the Miller Court apartment complex in Romford, Essex.

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