Alex Richards is a Partner at Hollaway Studio, where he manages the Kent and London studios alongside Guy Hollaway and the team, working on a range of exciting projects from feasibility to construction. After leaving school, Alex worked his way up in an architect’s practice and managed to secure a place to study architecture in Scotland, where he graduated with a First Class degree. In this Q&A, Alex shares his thoughts on his most notable project to date, his approach to designing projects, sustainability in architecture, the greatest challenge for architects today and his advice for newly-qualified architects.

Sapphire’s offsite-manufactured Glide-On™ Cassette® balconies, together with the company’s logistical expertise, have solved several intriguing challenges posed by Block C1 at London Dock in Wapping, a stunning development of high-quality homes situated on the historic Thames waterfront.

Comfort, exquisite details and technology lead the world of architecture and decoration in the transition to a new year of potential challenges and possibilities.

A specialist fire contractor is employing the Zeus Lite 90/30 flexible fire barrier and Collaroll wrap from the range of TBA FIREFLYTM in undertaking a major fire protection programme in Sittingbourne. A phased scheme set to continue till its entire stock is upgraded.

Sidey has been in business continuously for over 90 years and is one of the UK’s longest established, most reliable and experienced fenestration solution providers with a proven track record to match.

ROCKWOOL has launched a new CPD ‘Fire Stopping – Understanding your liability’, to educate fire stopping stakeholders on how to manage liability through improved proficiency and best practice adoption. The one-hour session is available to book online at rockwool.com/uk and is offered as an in-person CPD.

Stone wool insulation manufacturer, ROCKWOOL®, has added to its suite of industry support resources with the launch of the Recladding with ROCKWOOL guide for specifiers.

The design and construction of homes has changed significantly over the last 20 years, with properties evolving to meet changing needs, lifestyles, and family dynamics.

Already widely regarded as a lead player in the creation of stylish bathrooms, wetrooms and spa facilities, manufacturer Marmox was able to unveil extensions to its widely specified range at this year’s Surface Design Show in London (7-9th February) earning particular interest in its new Slicedstone – Large Format Veneer Sheets.

The latest development by one of the country’s leading luxury housebuilders is making full use of Marmox Multiboard’s benefits in converting a series of former agricultural buildings into half a dozen high specification homes.

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