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RIBA announces 16 exceptional new building projects from around the world – RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021 @RIBA

  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announces the winners of the RIBA International Awards for Excellence, the pre-eminent international awards for architecture
  • The 16 winning projects have been selected from entries to the world’s most prestigious award for architecture, the RIBA International Prize
  • Each project is subject to a rigorous judging process by a diverse panel of local ambassadors who visit each building
  • The winner of the RIBA International Prize 2021 will be announced in November
  • Highlight photography can be viewed here. For more details please contact [email protected]

Use your voice to control a Gira eNet SMARTHOME 2.3 @Gira

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers for intelligent building design and management revolutionize the wireless smart home with new voice control technology and designer control top units for the Gira eNet SMARTHOME.

Quintain Living’s Beton showcases Wembley Park’s artistic credentials as London Art Week commences @QuintainLiving

  • Quintain Living’s Beton features a discerning artistic personality
  • Pop art-inspired apartments are complemented by artwork at every turn in shared spaces
  • Impressive anamorphic mural outside Beton delivers interaction and invitation in one



Delta Registered Installers, Arti Structural Waterproofing Ltd offered an effective, fast installation and maintainable, Type C waterproofing solution to a private dwelling on time and on budget!

Five Tips for Securing Development Finance in 2021 @AvamoreCapital

Funding products and conditions affecting financing either a refurbishment or new build project are constantly changing – but there are exciting new funding options, tailored to altering market conditions, launching all the time. Henry Manley Cooper, Head of Credit Analysis at SME developer funding business Avamore Capital, a pioneer of many innovative funding products tailored to the property market, explains five top tips for securing development funding in 2021, and highlights key products for renovators and developers in today’s post-Covid challenging times.


Project Manager, Andy Goodwin at Shanly Homes’ flagship scheme in Maidenhead has had a year he will never forget.

Waterside Quarter is the largest scheme that Shanly Homes has underway currently, and comprises a stunning development of 182 new homes in three stylish apartment blocks, all set along the waterway in the heart of Maidenhead.

Introducing the Great British Garden Festival @GBGF2022

With the help of fellow green fingered friends, The Great British Garden Festival is creating a hub to find out about the amazingly diverse horticultural, gardening and growing events that take place across the United Kingdom.

NHBC announces new partnership with retirement community body ARCO @NHBC

NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, has announced a new partnership with the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) to support the growing demand within the retirement living sector.

Future Home Standards: How we can meet Government targets and deliver sustainable housing for now and the future? @keystone_pd

The Government has set out targets to deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid 20’s. In addition, they have introduced an ambitious goal for the nation to be zero carbon by 2035. So how will we meet the goals of volume whilst meeting our obligations in terms of sustainability?

Putting Teats Hill back on the map @Jacksonsfencing

Jacksons Fencing’s Sentry® residential railings specified for a social housing regeneration project.

As part of a wider regeneration of Plymouth, Teats Hill, known as the ‘unforgotten corner’ recently underwent a much-needed transformation.

CaberWood MDF and SterlingOSB Zero, the popular choice for furniture @WestFraserUK

Consistency and quality are essential attributes of materials used in producing high volumes of domestic and commercial furniture. Add to this the need for materials and processes to be sustainable and, unsurprisingly, West Fraser’s CaberWood MDF  and SterlingOSB Zero are among the most popular panel products used in the furniture industry.

Entries now open for Surface Design Awards 2022 @surfacethinking

New Award for Architectural Photography announced for next year

Entries are now open for the prestigious Surface Design Awards which celebrate the most impressive and sustainable use of surface materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the world.

The last edition attracted 107 entries spanning 15 different countries including India, Egypt, Italy, China, San Marino, Oman, and the USA.

The Supreme Winner of the 2021 Surface Design Awards went, for the second year running to a project both designed and located in India. Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Center in Pune, India was designed by IMK Architects. The client was Symbiosis Society, Pune.

New partnership launches to tackle homelessness with call for Government support @Hill_Group_UK @CitizensUK @salvationarmyuk

Three leading organisations have combined forces to launch a formidable new partnership today (28th June) to help single people experiencing homelessness get their lives back on track.
Award-winning developer Hill Group, The Salvation Army and Citizens UK have together formed the SHC Partnership, following a £12m project by the developer to gift 200 specially designed and fully equipped modular homes over the next five years to organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness (at least half of these gifted units will be delivered through the partnership). The Partnership will create community-led supported accommodation projects, with The Salvation Army and Citizens UK working in partnership with people who have experienced homelessness, learning from their experience and building rich and inclusive communities.

Furniture manufacturers secure Made Smarter support @MadeSmarterUK

Five furniture manufacturers are among the latest secured support from a programme helping businesses boost productivity and growth using digital tools

The latest businesses to sign up for support from the Made Smarter Adoption programme in the North West include Dan Hurtley ltd, a furniture and interiors solutions manufacturer, based in Lancaster, and Multiwood Products, a distributor and producer of kitchen doors and components, based in Bury.

Meanwhile, manufacturers which have already experienced the benefits of the government-funded and industry-led programme are now taking the next step on their digitalisation journeys, including Inscape Interiors, a manufacturer of building interiors, based in Chorley, Pendle Doors, a door maker in Blackburn, and Forest Sofa, a furniture manufacturer based in Salford,

Mereway unveiled as the latest Sponsor of BiKBBI @officialbikbbi @trend_interiors

In what has been a busy month already for The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), quality furniture manufacturer, Trend Interiors (part of the Mereway Group) have become the lastest brand to support the organisation, by becoming a Corporate Sponsor.

Lightwell Restoration – Brentwood, Essex @DeltaMembranes


Delta Registered Installers, Renderseal Ltd were employed to provide a maintainable waterproofing solution to a problematic lightwell.  The scope of the project was to facilitate a solution for water penetration and salt contamination without disturbing the existing garden patio or adding any additional pressure to the interior of the property.