Construction charity CRASH is calling on businesses to support its vital work with the launch of the annual Christmas Card fundraising appeal.

Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager of leading independent glass processor ESG Group, looks at the ways in which LCD glass technology has changed the face of privacy glass and provided a host of new possibilities for the refurbishment and construction industry as a whole.

With the growing awareness of sustainability and the importance of being environmentally friendly, clients are increasingly looking for sustainable businesses.

Why do people like glass balustrades? Because they’re stylish, easy to maintain, bring a sense of airiness and space, and, most of all, let in natural light and make the most of scenic views.

In the midst of the current energy crisis, the need for more effective insulation and sealing of windows and doors must be an urgent priority, says Andy Swift, sales and operations manager for foam sealants specialist, ISO Chemie.

Comprising a total of 404 new homes, commercial space and public realm spaces, Southmere Village Phase 1B will bring to life an area of former economic deprivation.

Glasgow’s latest redevelopment project, located on Langside Road, is built upon the former site of the city’s Victoria Infirmary and consists of a large housing development that includes 413 flats, offices and retail space.

The CASAMIRADOR Savassi residential building is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly-designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape.

Vent-Axia, the leader in low carbon ventilation, has launched the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C, a highly efficient de-centralised mechanical extract ventilation (dMEV) unit.

In the heart of Knightsbridge, a complex and challenging 142-week renovation programme has produced the striking Knightsbridge Gardens. With 31,600m2 of modern, high- specification retail and office space, the building also features 35 residential units and a new rooftop restaurant.

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