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Up close and personal at ecoSHOWCASE The Green Building Roadshow For many, specifying products can be a time consuming and energy sapping process. With regulations to uphold and a whole lot of information to source there are clear hurdles in your way. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to aid the specification of products this Autumn is to attend a local stop on the regional ecoSHOWCASE roadshow.


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With up to 60 exhibitors at each stop, boasting a broad range of products, ecoSHOWCASE will enable the specifier to source invaluable information straight from the supplier. Exhibits will highlight the newest, cutting edge technology to ensure knowledge is developed, rather than revisiting old ground.


There is always the ongoing argument as to whether talking face to face and posing questions to an industry expert prevails over reading bundles of technical literature. Visitors to recent ecoSHOWCASE events would be inclined to agree. A morning of networking with like-minded professionals, clarifying changes in legislation and innovative new products, not only cements knowledge but could open doors to new business relationships.


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2014 Carbuncle Wakefield housing scheme set to start Cup Winner Spawforths is expected to start next month. The Leeds-based practice was given planning for the City originally due to begin next year. The decision covers full planning for 329 houses and outline permission for a further 171 homes. A new primary school and a network of green spaces will also be provided under the scheme, which includes a business park and a new waterfront area. Woolwich Central got the highest number of votes in an online competition run by Building Design Magazine. The winning “carbuncle”, a Sheppard Robson-designed mixed-use scheme in south east London, comprises of 189 apartments in six blocks rising to 17 storeys dumped on a 7,800sq m Tesco store. Woolwich Central ticked all the boxes for this year’s wooden spoon. A classic case of gross overdevelopment, the scheme is lumpen and oppressive and towers over its predominantly low-rise neighbours. It even manages to make its immediate neighbour, Greenwich council’s none-too-insubstantial town hall, and former Carbuncle Cup nominee, look like a pimple on the face of a morbidly obese bully. The variegated stripy grey cladding does nothing to disguise the bulk of the scheme and the attempt to break up the vast facade up into smaller, more visually manageable elements by inserting areas of yellow is doomed to fail. But the building’s worst crime is it diminishes to regenerate this run-down, deprived part of London. The architecturally decent Royal Arsenal Riverside housing scheme has rejuvenated the river. There have been improvements to the town centre and the area has been opened up with new transport links including the DLR extension and Crossrail has the potential to transform Woolwich when it comes to the area in 2018. The judges described it as “oppressive in terms of shape, size and colour and a negative contribution to the overall environment of the area”, and “overtly militaristic, defensive, arrogant and inept”.


Agreement with Design Network will help produce better homes House builder Bloor Homes has struck a deal to get its schemes design reviewed to make sure the quality of its future developments is up to scratch.

with Design Network, the name of the umbrella organisation of eight organisations providing design review. Founded in 2012, London. to participate in early-stage design workshops while local authorities will be invited along as well to hammer out details such as access, street network, landscape and community facilities. Once a masterplan has been drawn up, Bloor, which has recently worked with Robert Adam on a scheme near Bath (pictured below), will then go back to Design Network for a further detailed design workshop. Bloor Homes group design director Richard O’Brien said: “The design review process has always been wrongly positioned at the end of the planning application cycle. This new arrangement allows for fundamental design matters to be openly discussed at an earlier stage. I am hopeful that this will in turn produce better schemes and assist local authorities in their decision making.”



Scottish architects launch proindependence manifesto A group of Scottish architects supporting an independent Scotland is being formally launched later today. The event at Calton Hill in Edinburgh comes four weeks before the independence referendum in Scotland on September 18. Among the 50 architects to have signed up to Architects for Yes are Malcolm Fraser and Alan Dunlop. Fraser (pictured) said: “It feels that, in today’s Britain, my primary responsibility as an architect is to serve Big Business, and that the best I can aspire to is to build big, aggressive towers in London. But I believe, instead, that an architect’s primary responsibility is to society, building places where all of us can share in the wealth of Scotland’s built and natural environment, and that I share that care and concern with many.� The manifesto says: “Architects for Yes believe good architecture and design are essential elements in making people’s lives better and that Scotland’s contribution to the way in which environmental improvement is conceived and manifested and, in doing so, can deliver substantial added value to the nation’s economic and social well-being.�

Plans submitted for second phase of Cambridge new town The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has submitted plans for the 3,500-home second phase of its planned new Northstowe town development outside Cambridge. The submitted plans include the proposed town centre, employment and recreational facilities, a secondary school and two primary schools. Northstowe, which once complete will deliver 10,000 homes, is the largest new planned town since Milton Keynes, according to the HCA. hub, shops, community uses and a recycling centre, won planning approval in April. Masterplanner Terence O’Rourke submitted outline plans for this phase (pictured) back in 2012. Paul Kitson, senior project manager at the HCA for Northstowe. We want to make sure the foundations are laid for a solid community to develop. As part of this we have adopted a ‘phased’ approach to development where facilities and road improvements are built hand-in-hand at each stage with new homes.






Cheesegrater's public space unveiled Area will create new meeting place in City, says project architect Graham Stirk The Leadenhall Building has unveiled the public space at the base of the tower which is due to open next month. Harbour & Partners-designed 225m tall building in the City of London from November. Developers British Land and Oxford Properties have commissioned an exhibition in collaboration with New London Architecture which chronicles the construction of The Leadenhall Building. The event is being held to celebrate the opening of the public space and will run until next spring. The public space reaches 28m in height with the area running underneath the building to open a new walking route from Bishopsgate through to Leadenhall Street.

Self-build ideas contest launched Prize fund is £5,000

An ideas competition has been launched for a selfbuild development of 20 low-cost homes on an urban site. The Self-Build on a Shoestring in the City competition, and the Bartlett’s Iqbal Hamiduddin, has a prize fund of £5,000. It is intended to showcase designs for clever, sustainable and attractive homes that can be built for no more than £75,000 each. There is no commitment to build the winning scheme. Organised by the National Custom & Self-Build Association in association with Grand Designs Live and the Department for Communities & Local Government, it is open to anyone but entrants will have to prepare detailed drawings and construction costs. The deadline for submissions is September 19. To enter read the attached brief or visit the website

Persimmon wants Green Belt rules reviewed Firm says more land needs to be made available for housing Persimmon has called for a review of the UK’s Green Belt policy to free up more land for housing developments. “There are a number of cities around the country that are very constrained [by the green belt]. It will also be protected from the elements by four glass windbreakers and is designed to serve as a new meeting point in the area. It will feature tended lawns and trees, along with a hard landscaped area that will play host to a range of events and activities.

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The space will eventually be integrated with the adjacent St Helen’s Square in 2015 to create a 186sq m park-like area.

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Project architect Graham Stirk said: “This new sun-lit seven-storey-high space is a fantastic contribution to one of the most active and densely developed parts of the City of London.”

some point. He said: “You have got to look what is right in your area, what would be sacrosanct in one area won’t necessarily be sacrosanct in another, depending on the community and what people feel.”

Earlier this week, new planning minister Brandon Lewis



University picks design team for new campus Atkins and Mosescameronwilliams lined up for £330m Northampton development The University of Northampton has appointed Mosescameronwilliams and Atkins as joint architects for its new campus. The practices will collaborate on developing the masterplan for 37,000sq m of academic accommodation at the university’s new campus in Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone, which will replace its two exisiting sites. Cambridge-based Mosescameronwilliams produced the site masterplan and delivered outline planning permission for the scheme, and has been retained to progress concept designs for a 20,000sq m learning hub and a 2,500sq m sports hub Atkins has been commissioned to develop concept designs for an 8,000sq m ‘creative hub’ and a 5,000sq m research and enterprise building. Murdoch Cameron, a director at Mosescamersonwilliams, said the new campus would be “a transformational project” for both the town and the university. Atkins’ UK design director Philip Watson said the commission followed a recruitment drive that had strengthened its education studio. Construction work is expected to start on site early 2015, with the project being completed by 2018.

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Bromley Council in south-east London has approved proposals Firm snaps up US specialist 360 Architecture from One-World Design for a three-bedroom family home to be constructed in the rear garden of an Arts and Crafts-style house. HOK has said it wants to start building sports stadia again after it bought specialist US stadium designer An identical building was originally refused permission for 360 Architecture. the Nightingale Lane site last year but the authority’s latest decision follows the introduction of amended parking and access arrangements for the 152sq m property. was renamed Populous after a management buyout. schemes including the 2012 Olympic stadium. Before it quit the sports stadium market, HOK had worked on some of the UK’s best known stadiums, including Wembley and the Emirates in north London. HOK chief executive Patrick MacLeamy said the move will see it create a new sports and entertainment division at the practice: “As a global design excellence in sports architecture. The structure is built into a slope, with the Battersea practice describing it as “one and a half storeys” adding that its main windows are oriented away from neighbouring buildings to bolster privacy and maximise sunlight. The structure will include 30sq m of photovoltaic panels, which will power the garage’s electric car-charging point; waste-water heat recovery; and whole-house ventilation and heat recovery. Construction is expected to start next spring.

Leslie Jones gets OK for Worcester retail job Revamp of city’s Cathedral Plaza centre will begin early next year Plans by Leslie Jones Architecture to build a 22,000sq m shopping centre in the middle of Worcester have been approved by the city council. The scheme will revamp Worcester’s existing Cathedral Plaza near the city’s cathedral and will create a new public square, as well as space for several large retailers, seven restaraunts and an underground gym. Developer Salmon Harvester is behind the scheme. Nick Webb from the Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund said: “We have been working in partnership with both city and county councils and have been very pleased with the positive approach both have taken to the project as this is exactly the type of investment the city centre needs.” The project is expected to start early next year with the new restaurants and shops open for spring 2016.

“360 Architecture has created several of the world’s most innovative professional and collegiate sports facilities and their design-focused culture and values align with ours. Together, we will design the next generation of sports and entertainment facilities.”

Witherford Watson Mann unveils roundabout revamp Stirling Prize winner working to make Elephant & Castle hotspot safer Designs by Witherford Watson Mann as part of a scheme to make a notorious roundabout in south London safer have been unveiled. Last year’s Stirling Prize winner is working with TfL and Southwark council to revamp the Elephant & Castle northern roundabout by making it a penisular complete with more open space and buildings. Construction is set to begin next year after results of the public consultation showed that more than consultation backed the plans. The area is undergoing a huge transformation which is being led by the redevelopment of the Heygate Estate. Squire & Partners, dRMM and Maccreanor that scheme. Subways at the roundabout will be replaced with wide pedestrian crossings that will allow people to cross directly between Tube, bus and local amenities at all times of the day.



Design Decking to Last The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) is offering a material sourcing service where it will contact potential suppliers on your behalf to generate a list of those willing and able to meet your specific needs. This and designing for durability are common themes in the daily stream of enquiries received by the TDCA. In response, the organisation is urging specifiers and users of timber to tighten up on specifications by detailing the durability required in line with relevant standards for all aspects of the deck, particularly the substructure.


Broadly speaking you have a choice to design to 15, 30 or 60 year desired service life for external timber decking. This is achieved through good design detail coupled with selecting materials of the right quality. With pressure treated timber, the TDCA stresses the importance of obtaining evidence of treatment which includes confirmation of the standard of treatment and the conferred desired service life. Timber that meets a 15 year desired service life specification is the easiest to source; longer service life material tends to be available to order. species that are classed as naturally durable such as Cumaru or Massaranduba which are tropical hardwoods. A common misunderstanding relates to natural durability; durability classes apply to heartwood only; heartwood comes from the central core of the tree whilst the sapwood is from the periphery or the outer section of the tree. The sapwood of all species is non durable and should either be enhanced by a suitable means or excluded (suitable means includes pressure impregnation with preservative or wood modification). Sourcing accredited materials will help in the pursuit of acquiring durable products; DeckMarkTM and CladMarkTM are the quality accreditation schemes operated by TDCA for its members.

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TDCA online resources covering this and other subjects are designed to help specifiers, designers and installers alike to design for durability. There you will find technical help and publications free to download and if you can’t find what you need, you can use the association’s enquiry service.

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Colour Choice Made Easy With Crown Paints’ New App Set to transform the way painters and decorators explain colour to clients, the MyRoomPainter™ app while using a smartphone or mobile tablet to show how any palette will look in situ. Available for free download, the new online tool is designed to illustrate how any room decorated with Crown Paints’ products will look in any spectrum of shades. It also contains a colourmatching function, a handy paint calculator and an inspirational library. Projects can be saved and shared online too, giving clients the chance to consider their options before selecting a scheme. Debbie Orr, Crown Paints’ Marketing Manager, said: “MyRoomPainter™ will be a helpful tool to aid the way painters and decorators approach colour. “By using the app, decorators can take pictures of a room and show their clients exactly how a chosen, taking away the fear factor from choosing colour. It’s instant colour scheming on the job and alongside other tools such as the paint calculator and colour-matching tool, we think it will prove an invaluable asset in our bid to provide the best possible support to those in the industry. Colour choice is one of the most vital aspects of any

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18 Interface have been shortlisted in the Contract Product category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards. The Human Nature collection has been selected as one of the qualifying projects by a technical panel of now invited to cast their votes for their favourite entries at, as their votes will be counted towards the overall results. Human Nature, the latest global collection from Interface, has been created to allow designers to explore mind, creativity and productivity. The collection builds on the innate connection humans have to the earth mimicking natural designs has on the human psyche. Designed by David Oakey, longtime Interface collaborator and world leader in sustainable design practices, the Human Nature carpet tiles feature patterns that are inspired by a variety of natural textures, from smooth transitions to surfaces that mimic hard surfaces, such as polished stone. Karen Warner, Marketing Director UK and Ireland, said: “Our Human Nature collection is inspired by the global trend of biophilia and provides designers with the foundation to create designs that promote wellbeing. It’s great to be recognised for our work and we hope our inclusion in the shortlist will encourage people to further explore the concept of biophilic design.”

INTERFACE’S HUMAN NATURE MAKES SBID FINALS one of the most prestigious recognitions of design excellence in the interior design industry. With a 15% increase in entries from over 30 countries across the globe, SBID President, Vanessa Brady OBE said: “Quality projects from around the world at every scale and price-point continue to represent our ethos; that design is a discipline that requires training, trading truly is celebrated… SBID are incessantly dedicated to acknowledging excellence at every level and our awards The public voting will close at 5.30 pm GMT on Friday and the winners will be announced at the SBID International Design Awards Ceremony, held at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 14 November 2014. SBID International Design Excellence Awards Book 2014

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Up close and personal at ecoSHOWCASE The Green Building Roadshow For many, specifying products can be a time consuming and energy sapping process. With regulations to uphold and a whole lot of information to source there are clear hurdles in your way. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to aid the specification of products this Autumn is to attend a local stop on the regional ecoSHOWCASE roadshow.

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A farmhouse and four other properties including high quality self-catering holiday cottages in West Dorset are being heated by three Windhager wood pellet boilers. Pigeon House is set within 1000 acres of farmland that also hosts the luxury holiday lets, Dove House and Swallows. A biomass heating system was installed to cope with the high demand more economically while reducing the impact the business has on the environment. The Windhager BioWIN 60 kW boilers are situated in an adapted brick and stone building nearby and being fully automated they require minimal maintenance as well as being compliant for the RHI scheme. Voted among Britain’s top 50 holiday cottages, the accommodation compromises old barns restored in 2000

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sewage treatment needs. All of our sewage treatment plants come with easy to follow installation and service manuals, as well as free telephone assistance by specialist the best GRP products on the market backed up by proper good old-fashioned customer service - (dial straight through and speak to our specialists, no automated service or queuing system) buying a sewage treatment plant can be quite daunting, which plant is best for my situation?? What are the regulations?? What about the Environment agency?? Etc. but be assured we will be with you every step of the way, making sure you have the right solution designed around your requirements. You deal direct with the manufacturer, with over 25 years waste water experience, 24-7-365 days of the year

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Stannah lifts duo moves people and goods in new Yorkshire schools A Stannah Midilift SL vertical platform lift and a Trolleylift 300kg service lift are delivering essential movement of people and goods in Dixons Music Primary and Dixons Trinity Academy, two mainstream free schools in Bradford, Yorkshire. The wheelchair platform lift brings equality of individuals, including wheelchair users, in Dixons Music Primary; and a trolley lift carries food trolleys

educational facilities, the vertical platform lift operates at a speed of .080m/s over a distance of 4944mm. It is manually operated via simple pushbutton controls, has a roomy platform of 1100mm x 1400mm that assists free movement; and an intercom for safety and communication at all times. The disabled lift also has panoramic fully glazed doors that complement the school’s modern, airy aesthetic. The backlit ceiling incorporates an energy the lift is not in use. The service lift has through-car capability and operates at a speed of 0.17m/s over a distance of 1350mm. The lift is fully automatic with call and in tough, grey baked enamel. Alternate hinged doors ensure easy entrance and exit of the rollleaf gate ensures goods stay secure in transit. The lift was supplied in a self-supporting structure for ease of installation in a well measuring 1320mmD x 1320mmW. BDP, who “needed the reassurance of a known company to supply and install quality lifts. Stannah are a recognised brand, known to BDP and able sales lift service will ensure the school has peace of mind with complete ongoing support for the lifts’ lifetime.” Installing, owning and operating a wheelchair lift helps owners meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Likewise, the Trolleylift helps owners to meet Manual Handling Regulations. Both lifts improve the movement of people and goods– all with the reassurance of continued lift service and maintenance by the North West England and North 01264 339090

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SIMPLY SAVING ENERGY WITH DANLERS DANLERS design and manufacture a wide range of products including PIR occupancy switches, time lag switches and dimming controls. In 2010 we were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in recognition of the continuous development of our energy saving electronic controls range. Since receiving the award we have continued to invest in the research and development of new products including ‘ControlZAPP’ with its innovative ‘App’ based interface for increased energy technical advance into combined software well received when launched at this year’s Light + Building event in Frankfurt,

Find out how DANLERS latest range of energy saving solutions can work for you; meet the DANLERS team and view first-hand the innovative ‘ControlZAPP’ at LUX live, ExCel London, Stand G41. Tel: 01249 443377 Fax: 01249 443388 Email: Website:







ProShield™ Provides the Solution When Burgin Conservatories & Orangeries faced a problematic conservatory installation after the wettest winter on record - Rapierstar Protect ProShield™ came to the rescue. The gable end PVCu framed conservatory was constructed in the garden of a three story town is part of a terrace and is constructed of concrete block type masonry, which on testing along with the mortar joints, demonstrated high water absorption characteristics. The conservatory was built with cavity tray and vertical DPCs as you would expect in such an exposed area but the property still became susceptible to moisture patches within the conservatory. After checks to ensure no water was penetrating because of building faults, it emerged that penetrating rain was tracking outward to the plastered wall area inside the new conservatory. ProShield™ XT Cream was applied to the full extent of the rear wall area, around and above the conservatory. Unlike water repellent surface coatings or physical building additions, ProShield™ treatments penetrate deeply, combining at the molecular level with the structure. This creates a strong bond and when cured is invisible to the naked eye, retaining the look of the original brick.

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ProShield actively impregnates and bonds to mineral surfaces such as brick, stone and concrete. By creating a strong but invisible protective surface, water is repelled, protecting against rain penetration, dirt, algae, pollution, oil and other surface contaminates with a ‘lotus effect’ self cleaning action. ProShield masonry protection treatment Before After not only protects, but Treatment Treatment actively maintains original colour and look of building structures whilst allowing masonry to breathe naturally. ProShield Increases thermal efficiency of structures giving energy saving benefits in dwelling space heating.

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A Characterful Kit Home Ellen and John McCann’s homebuilding journey has culminated in the contemporary, one and a half storey, timber frame new build they have dubbed ‘Minister’s Walk’. Their route, however, was rather circuitous and involved a leap or two into the great unknown. When the couple bravely sold the house that had been their home for 20 years and moved into rented accommodation, they had little idea of what their next house would be like. Ellen and John fell in love with a plot that was once a walled garden between the local church and its manse house. The site had outline planning permission for a single dwelling and came with stunning views so it was too good an opportunity to miss. The couple met architect, Andrew Black, at a Homebuilding & Renovating Show. They liked his designs and explained their requirements to him. They had chosen to build their own home as the older properties they had viewed needed too much work, and the new builds were too close together. It also gave them the chance to specify exactly what they wanted: character, light, large spaces for sculpture studio and gallery, combined with low running costs. The couple opted for what their architect describes as a ‘hybrid home’ – where bespoke meets timber frame kit –

Kitchen Company. Keen to use local materials, they chose stone and cedar cladding for the exterior and reclaimed Scottish roof slates. Andrew’s service to take the proposal through planning and secure the necessary consent. He also managed the tender process in terms of the main contractor. The living areas (and Ellen’s mezzanine level studio) are south facing to make the most of daylight and passive solar gain Ellen lived nearby and were regular visitors to the site, but were keen to leave it to the professionals as they had thoroughly discussed the design and details with Andrew beforehand. The structure was up within a week, and the couple were able to move in by Christmas of the same year.

to south-facing plots like theirs. The layout keeps service zones to the north and living spaces to the south to make the most of the sun and passive solar gain for warmth. The design is open plan and has double-height living spaces to maximise light. John and Ellen were able to customise aspects of the the fourth bedroom, including a studio and study space instead. They also removed several doors to enhance the open plan arrangement. oak detailing in the staircase and kitchen. The double height kitchen features units from The Freestanding

front. As well as a southerly orientation for passive solar gain, they used a ground-source heat pump to power water and installed a woodburning stove. Not only has the house provided them with a comfortable place to live which is cheap to run, it has also inspired Ellen’s work. “From my studio I can watch the shift in the colours of turned more to landscape for inspiration in my work than I did previously. The house provides the perfect balance for the way we live and work.”

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