Entries by Lyn

Thorn’s IQ Beam – classic good looks with the latest innovation

Thorn Lighting’s new recessed ceiling luminaire, IQ Beam combines integrated features and a clean exterior to create a classic look incorporating the latest in lighting innovations. IQ Beam is available in two microprism optics and three different lumen packages (up to 4300 lm). Offering up to 140 lm/W of efficacy and a UGR below 19, […]

First ever Passivhaus school in Powys

Paul Moran, Justine Baldwin and Councillor Phyl Davies     Building contractor Pave Aways has handed over the keys of the first ever Passivhaus school to be built for Powys County Council.   The construction firm has completed the main works to the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School that meets the rigorous energy efficiency […]


FUNDING is being sought for around £2 million worth of upgrades to facilities at Shetland’s colleges in a drive to enhance the student and learning experience. Officials are looking to bid for money from the UK and Scottish governments’ £100 million islands growth deal, which is designed to boost the economies in Shetland, Orkney and […]


A founder governor of Wigan’s former university technical college has voiced delight at plans to put it to new good use. Wigan and Leigh College was chosen by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to take over the Parson’s Walk buildings and extend into it in partnership with the NHS and Edge Hill University, beating a counter-bid […]


Durham architect chosen for £7.7m educational facility in Teesside A Durham-based architectural practice is set to support the delivery of a new multi-million pound educational development in Teesside. Howarth Litchfield has announced its latest multi-disciplinary commission in the specialist education sector – a new £7.7m project for the Department for Education (DfE) on behalf of […]

Apprentice of the year announced

London South Bank University student wins Construction Services apprentice of the year award A London South Bank University (LSBU) student has won a prestigious Construction Services Apprentice of the year award at the BAME Apprenticeships Awards 2020.  A second, female engineering LSBU apprentice has also been highly commended. Romario Cazaubon, who is currently enrolled on […]

540 New school places for Buckinghamshire

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Northern Home Counties team has been appointed to deliver two new schools for Buckinghamshire Council as part of a GBP 15 million programme of works that will create over 540 new school places. The company has been appointed to deliver the new GBP 9 million Kingsbrook View Primary Academy, and has started […]

Timber buildings on the rise

How to build a timber construction on a point-supported flat slab. Timber, one of the oldest construction materials, in the last two centuries has been surpassed by more technologically advanced materials: it is time for it to restore its former glory. In recent years a new sensitivity towards environmental issues has led to a rediscovery […]

BRAND NEW Connectors for Light Gauge Steel catalogue

Introducing our brand new 2021 Connectors for Light Gauge Steel catalogue Simpson Strong-Tie are all set to provide the steel frame construction industry with performance tested connectors and fixings with the release of our brand new 2021 Connectors for Light Gauge Steel catalogue. Created for suppliers, architects, engineers, erectors, and contractors alike, the new catalogue […]