Flooring has a big role to play in the overall look and feel of a space, and the market is awash with different materials. Considerations also need to be made for durability and promoting positive wellbeing in today’s environments. Louisa Eyles, Commercial Marketing Manager at Amtico, explains why LVT is the answer.

As lockdown measures are eased, it will be fascinating to see how different sectors of the UK economy respond. Positively, the early signs are promising for the construction industry, says Jamie Johnson, CEO of FJP Investment.

With the rise of home working and virtual meetings, the way we work and interact with our colleagues, customers and suppliers has changed dramatically over the last year. We may still need to keep our distance, but as Andrew Cooper – National Specification Manager for aluminium fenestration solutions manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems – explains, close collaboration within the supply chain has never been more important.

Qin Group is a West China-based full chain platform agency in the advertising industry. The brand is a regular customer of Studio DOTCOF, which designed its head office in Chongqing four years ago. Qin Group has now commissioned Studio DOTCOF to design the new office for its Chengdu branch.

Before Myles Taylor first stepped into an architectural office, he was ushered to work on site as a labourer by his step-father – a Property Surveyor who thought that if Myles was going to design buildings, then he should know how they fit together first. Here, FC&A finds out how Myles went from learning on site to starting his own architectural practice and discovers just what he learnt along the way.

Increasingly architects, designers and developers are bringing exciting artistic features to building exteriors. Colour and texture play a prominent role, and one of the most popular trends is to create an ‘aged industrial’ look but, importantly, one that is bright, fresh and clean.

Samuel Ryder was a very small secondary school with about 250 students. The Local Authority decided to extend the school’s provision to cover primary and secondary pupils. Since then the school, with an outstanding leadership Ofsted rating, has grown in popularity and demand for places has outstripped capacity.

Nestled away on the Isle of Wight, Island Rest is a contemporary home which makes for the perfect hideaway to enjoy the surrounding views. Supporting the building to seamlessly connect with its environment while equipping occupants with everyday functionality, aluminium glazing from Reynaers plays a pivotal role.

Advanced fastener technology applied in new ways will help unlock the potential of novel building materials as sustainable building goals become ever more ambitious, as one refurbishment project in North Yorkshire illustrates.

Eurobrick were first to introduce brick slip cladding to the UK over 30 years ago and during this time have continuously strived to develop their systems and products in line with customer requirements.

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