Refurbishment stage

  • News

    Solid wall insulation


    Ibstock and Rockwool have joined forces to launch BrickShield, an insulated external wall cladding

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    Wireless lighting control


    MK Electric has launched the Astral wireless lighting control system, which is suitable for new-build and refurbishment projects

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    Concrete floor finishes


    Weber Floor 4650, duro-colour, self-smoothing light industrial floor compounds has been used for the renovation of floors in the reception and meeting spaces at the offices of architect John McAslan + Partners in London

  • Features

    Taming the beast: Winchester’s green office refurb


    This is the story of how a sixties brutalist eyesore was turned into a building more becoming to the genteel town of Winchester – and made into one of the UK’s greenest offices in the process

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    Old terraces in Staffordshire become green icons


    Winner of the Building 99% Campaign Award for refurbishment this is an inspiring example of how to turn a humble Victorian house into an eco terrace

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    The suburban carbon slashers


    It looks like a thirties terrace but it's leading the way in getting rid of almost all carbon emissions

  • Camden house before refurbishment

    The Camden Victorian house refurbishment


    This leaky Victorian semi looks much like its neighbour – yet it’s now more energy efficient than almost any new build and is set to achieve Code Level Four status

  • News

    Chalcot estate: Altered towers


    The refurbishment of a sixties north London estate could serve as a template as attention turns to cutting CO2 emissions from existing housing. Stephen Kennett reports

  • A sophisticated new curtain wall comes with larger windows and better proportions.

    Rotunda redux


    Glenn Howells used advanced technology to convert a famous Birmingham landmark into flats – and secure a piece of modern heritage in the process

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    Eco-features at Rotherhithe Estate project


    Constructing Excellence looks at the eco-improvements that lead to the scheme being awarded an EcoHomes rating of Excellent