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Although one of our oldest building materials, traditionally covering the domes and spires of our city skylines, copper also offers limitless possibilities for contemporary architectural design. The numerous natural surfaces and alloys available today, deployed in various forms and systems, give copper timeless qualities, particularly suited to juxtaposition with historic buildings. Here, copper specialist Aurubis explores how innovative architects optimise the potential of this intriguing material.

Following various lockdown periods, work-from-home mandates and a move towards more flexible working patterns, the office is under threat.

New research from Geberit has revealed a lasting legacy of the past 18 months, with many of us more aware of the importance of wellbeing than ever before. A YouGov poll has found that more than half of us have made improvements to our self-care routine since the pandemic began, alongside a growth in the number of homeowners setting time aside to relax each day. Here, Sophie Weston, Channel Marketing Manager at Geberit, looks at the significance of the bathroom as homeowners embrace wellness and explains how biophilic design can create the ultimate sanctuary across residential projects.

Calcium sulphate screeds have become an increasingly common choice of subfloor to install in new builds, especially where underfloor heating is incorporated within the subfloor. This is because of the speed with which they can be applied over large areas and other advantages over concrete bases, including less shrinkage and fewer joints required within the subfloor. Neil Sanders, Technical Director at F. Ball and Co., gives his advice on achieving a long-lasting, professional flooring finish when working over this type of surface.

In this article, Robbie Ferguson, National Sales Manager at Zip Water UK, looks at the touch-free technologies that we’re set to see in the office designs of 2022.

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