How Architects and Manufacturers Can Combine to Create Perfect Stairs

Everyone knows that a grand entrance can make quite a statement and first impression. But in a similar way, a staircase also has the potential to pack a punch and inject character into a project. These functional — and often central — elements can become opportunities for architects to flex their creative muscle and design something sculptural, dramatic or simple-yet-handsome. To inspire you as you specify stairs for your next project, we present a few of our favorite designs to …

PROPERTY EXPERT COMMENTS on why the UK housing market is broken – and what can be done about it.

Michael Holmes, property expert and spokesperson for The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show (3-5 November 2017, HCC, Harrogate), comments on why the UK housing market is broken – and what can be done about it.

Facial recognition app launches to help construction businesses tackle the challenge of modern slavery

With demand outstripping supply in the construction industry, the pressure on recruiters and sub-contractors to employ workers from outside of the UK is greater than ever, meaning that right to work checks have to be more stringent to combat modern slavery.…

Mental health is everyone’s business

British Safety Council launches a suite of mental health training courses

On the eve of World Mental Health Day, the British Safety Council has unveiled its mental health training portfolio. The courses are designed to help businesses and their employees start conversations about mental health issues and support their efforts to begin building a positive mental health culture in their organisations.  …

MCBAINS COOPER NOW KNOWN AS MCBAINS

Leading construction consulting and design agency rebrands

Leading consulting and design agency McBains Cooper undergoes a fresh new rebrand today.  It will now be known simply as McBains, with a new brand identity representing the consultant’s progression while also reflecting the company’s history.

Industry support rolls in for dhf initiative, ‘Gate Safety Week’

Dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) initiative, ‘Gate Safety Week’, which started yesterday has received an unprecedented level of support from leading UK organisations.  The campaign, which started in 2014 and is now in its fourth year, is an all-year round crusade and culminates in a week of activity from 9th – 15th October, with the objective to raise awareness about the dangers of unsafe gates, as well as how to spot a potentially dangerous gate and report it.  This year’s …

Living off-grid: becoming self-sufficient

In this modern age, it can sometimes feel as though it would be impossible to leave everything behind and live more self-sufficient and self-fulfilled. Our gadgets, technology, food, water and energy supplies have all contributed towards an existence that is reliant upon these things every day and night; without them, we would more likely struggle to live our lives in a way that we believe is comfortable.

There is however, ways of regaining our independence from the modern world around …

The real cost of home renovation in UK

With house prices still on the rise, This is Money’s recent survey revealed that 35% of UK residents are opting to buy properties and take on a renovation project because it is the only way they can afford to get onto the property ladder. Per this data, the:

  • Average UK house price (as of Jan 2016) is £196,829.
  • Average cost of property that needs work is £152,792.
  • Average cost of renovation is £33,039.
  • The cost of buying a home and

How waste management savings can Brexit-proof your construction business

The cost of construction materials has increase since the fluctuations which has made construction savings a bigger priority for many within the construction industry.

As a result of Brexit, the construction industry is facing certain times. The uncertainty has started to have an impact with a fluctuating pound that has increased the cost of construction materials.

Since the results of the referendum in June 23rd and the news that Britain will leave the European Union, there has been rumours …

The future of care homes

People in Britain are living longer, and those who are at an older age are needing specific care that adapts to their health. With this need, it means that care homes how having to develop greater amount of, and more intelligent, assistive technologies.

So this means, that care homes will need to provide great living conditions for those who live longer, to enable them to be cared for properly with better and more frequent supervision.

The Royal Blind Society who …

LAST CHANCE FOR VELUX® WINDOW REWARDS

– Customers have four weeks left to take advantage of roof windows offer –

VELUX® is offering its UK customers rewards, redeemable at a range of top-brand partners, each time they buy white-painted roof windows and flat rooflights until the end of October.

The exclusive promotion, which includes the world’s first curved glass rooflight, is aimed at people working on autumn renovations and extensions projects.

Installers have until 31 October to buy products and earn rewards that they can …

Alcohol safety specialist launches world first in EN approved breathalyzers

Alcohol safety and training specialist AlcoDigital, which works with dozens of companies across the UK addressing their alcohol and drug testing procedures and policies, has launched a world first to the EN approved breathalyzer market.

The AlcoDigital EON is a breakthrough in EN approved breathalyzer design retailing at half the price of equivalent devices. Costing just £474, it is simple to use and features a highly accurate police-grade sensor that can provide a high volume of screening tests and precise …

Moonbeam Lighting to launch at Grand Designs LIVE

Moonbeam Lighting will be launching at Grand Designs LIVE at Birmingham’s NEC this month (11-15 October, stand L15 Grand Interiors).

The company offers a collection of exceptional quality decorative lighting products for the home interior, office or hospitality industry sourced from around the world.

The collection includes beautifully designed interior light fittings ranging from ceiling lights, chandeliers and wall lights to floor and table lamps with both a British and an international flavour.

Lighting styles include Contemporary, Industrial, Retro, Crystal …

Next edition of the European Universities & Graduate Schools Innovation Championship, the Morpheus Cup, to be held in Paris in 2018

On April 12th 2018, top European talents from 120 campuses will compete in the fourth edition of the Morpheus Cup to showcase their skills and highlight their most innovative projects. After Luxembourg in 2017, the event will take place in 2018 at the Palais Brongniart (Stock Exchange) in Paris and will focus on burning topics such as Digital Transformation, Creativity, Deeptech, Circular Economy, Ecommerce and much more.

Since its launch in 2015, the Morpheus Cup has been placed under the …

“Future of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion”

Hugh Hefner’s death at age 91 marks a new start for one of the world’s most famous homes. Although the original Playboy Mansion was a 70-room, French-style estate in Hefner’s native Chicago where the magazine was headquartered, Hefner later moved to Southern California where he bought the current Playboy Mansion in 1971 for $1.1 million.  Built in 1927 in Holmby Hills near UCLA and the Los Angeles Country Club, it is one of  America’s most prestigious neighborhoods where celebrities including …