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The company has announced it is to transfer all sales and production at its Hednesford office to the Hunter Douglas Faber site in Northampton in a move that creates a bigger and stronger Hunter Douglas Architectural Projects division in the UK.


Move will create a stronger image

HUNTER Douglas is to consolidate its position in the architectural systems sector with a new operations base.
 The company has announced it is to transfer...
Previously used by Dundee College, the building will become a centre for gymnastic excellence in Tayside and Fife and provide the facilities to give the area’s gymnasts the opportunity to reach their full potential in the build-up to the Games. The Dick McTaggart Centre is named after the boxer who won Commonwealth gold in 1958.

Boxing clever aids gymnastics hopes

A Dundee building that had fallen into disuse has been rescued in time to play an important part in preparations for Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games...
The installation, the latest phase of which has just been completed, is one of the largest factory solar panel projects 
in the UK and saves West Midlands extrusions company Selecta Systems £16,500 a month in electricity bills.

The power station that’s on the roof

IT has been dubbed the ultimate rooftop power station, producing enough electricity for 60 houses. The installation, the latest phase of which has just been...
A colour of many coats provides rich texture for homes

A colour of many coats provides rich texture for homes

A multi-coat render system has been specified for a house builder’s award-winning ‘zero carbon’ development. The high performance Weber.rend MT multi-coat render system from...
Marley takes a lead to put BIM on the slate map

Marley takes a lead to put BIM on the slate map

Marley Eternit has launched a BIM (building information modelling) service for fibre cement slates. Called BIM Space and available through its web site, the service...
Envelope contractor Prater has racked up a hat-trick of projects in Scotland’s education sector.

One goes into three as Prater learns a lesson

Envelope contractor Prater has racked up a hat-trick of projects in Scotland’s education sector. THE trio is made up of Eastwood High School in East...
DALES Fabrications, which manufactures aluminium eaves products, had their products specified for a college project where the requirement was to combine a visual statement with a relaxing environment for pupils.

Sharp thinking sees blades make their debut on college job

DALES Fabrications, which manufactures aluminium eaves products, had their products specified for a college project where the requirement was to combine a visual statement...
In a project led by Ryder Architecture, the disused St Andrew House office block is now a 210-bedroom Premier Inn hotel.

High-rising star is reborn in Glasgow

ONE of Glasgow’s first high-rise buildings has been given a new lease of life under a £27.5m conversion scheme. In a project led by Ryder...
he architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer are playing a major part at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Everything in harmony – Kawneer plays its part at music college

Curtain walling, concealed vents and doors have conducted themselves well at a musical college. The architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer are playing a major part...
SIX bus depots in England and Scotland have taken steps towards a greener future by generating clean on-site energy with Kingspan’s roof-mounted PV system.

Across the rooftops – Green Kingspan bus stations

SIX bus depots in England and Scotland have taken steps towards a greener future by generating clean on-site energy with Kingspan’s roof-mounted PV system. The...
The timber systems division of James Jones & Sons is distributing its JJI-Joists through a company based in the Vendee region. France Poutres is a family-run business which manufactures and distributes its own all-timber I-joist and is now also supplying JJI-Joists, promoting them as a cost-effective alternative for floors, walls and roofs.

French get switched on to Scottish firm’s cost-saving products

A Scottish company is making inroads into the French construction market. The timber systems division of James Jones & Sons is distributing its JJI-Joists through...
A new-build office building has become a ‘jewel’ in the landscape with the installation of diamond-shaped shingles.

Shingle minded design – Diamond shapes from Sotech

A new-build office building has become a ‘jewel’ in the landscape with the installation of diamond-shaped shingles. The building, the workplace for hundreds of people,...
ENTRIES have now closed for the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards, the showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote their work to an international audience.

Closing date for copper & alloy awards

ENTRIES have now closed for the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards, the showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote...
Forest Park School is a new primary for children with learning difficulties. Designed by Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects and constructed by Morgan Sindall, the building is a child-centred facility that has now been acclaimed with a series of awards and accolades.

High praise for low-rise – School takes design award

ONE of the first applications of a new low-rise glazing system has landed a clutch of awards. Forest Park School is a new primary for...
New warranty launched as Steni anniversary approaches

New warranty launched as Steni anniversary approaches

RAINSCREEN cladding manufacturer Steni UK is marking almost 50 years of manufacturing with the launch of a 40-year functional warranty. It has been extended...
TWO projects in Glasgow have landed top honours in this year’s Roofing Awards.

Working flat out – Awards for Glasgow projects

TWO projects in Glasgow have landed top honours in this year’s Roofing Awards. Organised by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the event in London...

The curious case of an industry at a time of change

THE roofing and cladding industry is preparing for takeovers as a series of “curious circumstances” begins to shape the industry, according to market analyst...
AN off-site panelised building system played a crucial role in helping two projects gain recognition at this year’s Greenbuild Awards.

Doing a double – Hemcrete Projects helps out

AN off-site panelised building system played a crucial role in helping two projects gain recognition at this year’s Greenbuild Awards. The awards, presented by Patrick...
USING Trespa’s Meteon panels, a £2m affordable housing scheme in London includes latticed façades inspired by ivy vines.

Creepy cladding – Vine decoration for London scheme

USING Trespa’s Meteon panels, a £2m affordable housing scheme in London includes latticed façades inspired by ivy vines. Featuring shared ownership, social rent and large...
Redland is introducing a new, darker grey colour to its Mini Stonewold product range.

New colour added to Redland slates range

Redland is introducing a new, darker grey colour to its Mini Stonewold product range. The existing Slate Grey colour presents a mid-grey finish that comes...
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