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Connectivity between internal and external environments is going beyond the curriculum at a new school on the Isle of Sheppey: it is reflected even in the architectural design. Literally central to the ethos, at least as far as the building construction is concerned, is the utilisation of natural resources solutions from Gilberts Blackpool. The company has provided eight bespoke high performance penthouse terminals, which, via strategic positioning along the centre of the two-storey school’s roof, provide an unobtrusive zero carbon solution to maintaining a bright, fresh environment within.

Aluprof Specified in Dublin

As Aluprof systems continue to gain popularity with specifiers across the UK, overseas, the system company is also seeing significant growth.  Dublin is one of the latest cities to see a growing use of Aluprof systems. Trinity College uses Aluprof MB-SR50N in an extensive roof complex which links two parts of the original college together forming an extensive atrium and open space.  Right in the heart of the shopping district, Grafton Street sees a new store opening using Aluprof MB-SR50N finished in gold anodising with bespoke corner panels completed to a very high level of detail.

‘Aluprof on the Square’

Built in 1772, ‘Square Chapel’ is a red brick built Georgian Chapel and one of only few square churches ever built.   Almost thirty years ago, in 1988, the Square Chapel Trust was set up to save the Grade II listed chapel to convert it back into a place of worship and a performing arts centre in Halifax. After gaining popularity in the town, in 2012 a further £5.9m development fund was raised to be invested in the complex, with £3.9m by way of Arts Council funding.  Located next to the Piece Hall in Halifax, the Square Chapel now includes a second 120 seat auditorium, that provides a cinema with live screening facilities.


Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Made in the South West Awards.

These annual awards showcase manufacturing excellence across the South West and celebrate the commitment of the region’s businesses to achieving world-class quality and performance. Companies are represented from a diverse range of industries, from aerospace and building products to food and drink brands, and the winners go forward to the national Made in the UK Awards.

SureClad® Style is Here to Stay at Stansted

Handling 24.3 million passengers in 2016 alone, Stansted Airport serves more than 170 destinations. Located just 30 minutes from London by train, the airport has become a popular departure point for both tourist and business travellers, leading to high demand for quality hotel accommodation close to the terminal that combines comfortable guest rooms, with stylish bars and restaurants and flexible meeting and conferencing facilities.

On the Tools Awards 2017 – What an incredible night! @onthetoolstv

The eagerly anticipated annual ‘On the Tools Awards’ took place on Friday the 20th October and wow, what a night it was. 2017 is the second year the awards have been held – and it was definitely one to remember. The awards were conceived by On the Tools to recognise the hard working and dedicated tradespeople that make up the construction industry. Alongside the construction community, the awards also honour construction based companies and construction brands.

TPG: The Parkside Group Hits A Half Century

TPG – The Parkside Group Limited would like to take this opportunity to thank all their architectural, contractor and fabricator clients as they celebrate their 50th year and welcome in their Golden anniversary.  As an independent, privately owned British company, The Parkside Group Limited shares it’s remarkable history and here highlights its ambitious strategy for the future.