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    Last call for exhibitors at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018

    The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is making a last call for exhibitors at the event, taking place on 22nd-25th March 2018 at the Birmingham NEC. The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is designed to deliver advice and resources...
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    Materials for Architecture returns to London with focus on innovation

    Materials for Architecture , the exhibition and conference dedicated to the development of materials for architecture, construction and design will return to London next April. Following on from it’s 2017 debut, Materials for Architecture will...
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    Courts impose hefty fines for misuse of 'architect' title

    Thames Magistrates’ Court and Barkingside Magistrates’ Court have both imposed substantial fines on individuals wrongly using the title 'architect'. At Thames Magistrates Court on 7th December, Ms Sofia Kasapantoniou of Tower Hamlets...
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    Portraits of ♀ architects to tour the UK

    ♀ Architects, a series of portraits of leading European female architects by Ivan Jones , begins its national tour at Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery in the New Year. Jerwood Gallery was designed by one of the subjects of the exhibition, Hana Loftus...
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    The Reimagined Tree wins Kebony's sculpture competition

    Kebony , the Norwegian maker of architectural wood products, has announced the winner of a sculpture competition it ran with the University of East London for its fine art and architecture students. Students were invited to submit concept proposals...
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    36% think their house is haunted

    36% of adults in the UK think their house is haunted, according to a survey of 1,782 people carried out by Emo Oil . However, of those who said they think their house is haunted, 56% said it was because they'd heard squeaking doors, 43% knocking...
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    New guidance for drain and sewer design

    The BPF Pipes Group has produced new guidance for designers, installers and engineers: Specifications for Plastic Pipes, Chambers, Manholes and Covers for Drainage and Sewerage Applications . The new guidance document sets out information on product...
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    Waterside home scoops multiple awards

    A custom-built detached home situated on a peninsula in a secluded lagoon, and featuring JB Western Red Cedar Shingles from Marley Eternit has scooped a number of leading industry awards. Located in the Norfolk broads, Britain’s largest protected...
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    Bagman removed from the Register of Architects

    Sheik Muhammad Khalimullah Maudarbocus of London has been erased from the Register of Architects after being convicted in 2016 of possessing criminal property and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Mr Maudarbocus had been arrested after being...
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    World's first biological house opens in Denmark

    The world's first 'biological house' , appropriately located in the town of Middelfart in Denmark, has opened its doors to visitors, setting a new high standard for eco-friendly buildings. A biological house is typically built with upcycled...
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    London architect suspended over spat with client

    London-based Nicholas John of Nicholas John Architects has been suspended by the Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) for two years, after being found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. The PCC heard...
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    SBD launches scheme to help specifiers comply with new physical security requirements

    This October sees the introduction new minimum physical security requirements with the publication of Building Regulation Approved Document Q (ADQ) . From then, all new homes must meet minimum standards for the attack resistance of doors, windows...
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    Pyroguard launches new website for architects and specifiers

    Pyroguard, the fire resistant glass manufacturer, has launched www.pyroguard.eu , a new website for architects, project partners and trade customers. The new site includes a Product Selector tool, which aims to streamline the specification process...
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    Bletchley architect fined £4000 for failure to communicate costings

    The ARB has found Bletchley architect Alan Budden of Eco Design Consultants guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and serious professional incompetence, and issued him with a £4,000 penalty order. Mr Budden was instructed to alter and extend...
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    60% of Brits embarrassed about their homes

    A survey carried out by a mouldable glue manufacturer, Sugru has found that nearly 60% of us are embarrassed about the state of our homes. The study of 2,000 homeowners found that whilst 25% are only really worried about one room or area of their house...
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    Lincs architect fined by ARB after police caution for assault

    The ARBs Professional Conduct Committee has found Dr Jeremy Harrall of Spalding, Lincolnshire guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined him £500 after he was cautioned by police for assault following an altercation after a planning committee...
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    ARB and RIBA urge profession to provide equality and diversity data

    The ARB is asking all registrants to take part in an equality and diversity survey covering ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability in the profession. The Public Sector Equality Duty, which was established by the Equality Act...
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    Ascot architect reprimanded for not having PI insurance

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee has reprimanded Mr Stephen Algar of Ascot, Berkshire after finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct for not carrying professional indemnity insurance. The PCC heard that Mr Algar had been...
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    UK cafe named amongst best designed in the world

    Design website Design Curial has named East Beach Cafe in West Sussex as one of ten best designed coffee houses in the world. Set in the sleepy seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex, the design beat off cafes as far afield as Tokyo and New York...
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    New book celebrates freehand drawing in architecture

    Routledge has published a new book celebrating the art of freehand drawing. Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape the world around us. Author J. Michael Welton...
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    Work finishes on UK's first zero energy retail building

    Emission-zero has announced the completion of the UK's first zero energy retail building. The new 'eco-pod' which is situated at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford, represents the fruits of a collaboration between architects Emission-zero...
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    Xaviate launches 3d modelling service using drones

    Brighton based aerial works company, Xaviate, has launched a new service which uses drones in combination with high definition cameras to create accurate 3D models. The company says the new service is proving to be a game changer in the mapping industry...
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    The RIBA responds to the Conservatives' election manifesto

    The RIBA has responded to the launch of the Conservative Party’s 2015 General Election Manifesto. Discussing the issues of Housing, Planning, Schools Building and Flood Defences – all key components of the RIBA's #BuildaBetterBritain...
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    The RIBA responds to Labour's election manifesto

    The RIBA has responded to the launch of the Labour Party’s 2015 General Election Manifesto. Discussing the issues of Housing, Planning, Schools Building and Flood Defences – all key components of the RIBA’s #BuildaBetterCampaign –...
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    New CDM regulations come into force

    The new Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) regulations came into force today, and the Health and Safety Executive has provided a number of information resources to download. HSE says the new regulations are designed to: sensibly plan...