Contract fabric specification in 2021

Conformity to top-level performance and safety standards is a passport to new opportunities. When so much depends on validation in the contract furnishings industry, any claims made by suppliers need to be backed up with hard facts. Here's what you need to know.

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Testing FR drapery and upholstery under British standards

The fire safety of upholstered furniture and drapery used in non-domestic market is a complex system. In this article, we look at the different fire retardancy tests and standards that are required in the UK for specifying contract fabrics. Let’s begin with BS5867 Part 2 B and C, as this drapery-specific standard can be difficult when it comes to specification.

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5 things hotels can learn from Airbnb

The thought of encouraging strangers to stay in your spare room was virtually unheard of prior to 2008. But then along came Airbnb and everything changed. 

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Our guide to...Choosing the right architect for your construction project

It may sound obvious, but when you're embarking on a construction project it's vital to choose an architect who has the right skill set for your particular scheme.

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Our guide to...The role of a commercial architect

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