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Councils urged to tread carefully on signage

21/06/2015 LOCAL authorities are being warned to stay on the right side of the law in the battle to keep traffic on the move. New guidance laid down by the Department for Transport (DfT)* spells out the legal requirements for variable message signs. And councils are being urged to ensure all roadside units capable of […]

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16/06/2015 We are looking for a video assistant to join our in-house team for a varied role that includes filming and editing. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate in video production. For more details and a job description please email


BCC chief executive awarded MBE for services to the ceramics industry

15/06/2015 Dr Laura Cohen, chief executive of the British Ceramic Confederation, (BCC) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The MBE has been awarded for services to the ceramics industry. With its headquarters in Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent, BCC is the trade association for the UK ceramic manufacturing industry, representing the common […]


Crown Paints presents colour trends for Autumn Winter 2015

10/06/2015 COLOUR experts at Crown Paints have pinpointed the key influences that will shape colour in interior and exterior environments later this year. Crown Paints’ team of colour specialists have curated three eye-catching schemes, each featuring exciting options that enable specifiers to combine shades for maximum impact. Colours from the three stunning new palettes – […]


London Calling For Crown Paints’ Sustainability CPD

05/06/2015 Crown Paints is putting sustainability under the spotlight at a CPD taking place in London next month. The UK paint manufacturer is delivering its new CPD ‘Different Shades of Green – Delivering Paint Sustainability’ at London Build 2015. The seminar – which was launched this year at Ecobuild – will be delivered by Crown […]


Temporary sports complex wins top marks

28/05/2015 A TEMPORARY sports complex has been awarded top marks after opening its doors to students for the first time. The University of Nottingham is replacing its existing facilities with a £40 million state-of-the-art sports centre.  And temporary building experts Spaciotempo were called in to provide an interim solution while the building work, expected to […]

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Summer School shares Austria’s passion for the passive house

21/05/2015 For years, Austria has developed and delivered passive house technology across a wide-range of environments including homes, offices, public buildings, hotels, student accommodation – and even industrial centres. Now, as UK architectural, construction and property professionals seek out more information on the subject, a summer school in Vienna is providing an opportunity to both […]


Crown Paints launches BIM objects

19/05/2015 Crown Paints has added Building Information Modelling (BIM) to its suite of services for specifiers. The new service can be accessed via a link from Crown Paints’ Specification website, or by visiting the paint manufacturer’s profile on the well-recognised National BIM Library BIM Objects have been added, to enable users to integrate […]


Spending cuts could spark plague of pests

30/04/2015 GOVERNMENT spending cuts could spark an explosion in the UK pest population, it has been claimed. New figures reveal the number of local authorities who provide a free pest control service has declined by 26 per cent over the last four years. And the industry’s leading trade body is warning that has the potential […]