Materials Matter

During the initial conceptualisation and resulting architectural design of any building, the materials to be used are carefully considered. Where this was once a task which involved few options – wood, stone and metal, now architects and builders are faced with myriad choices including polymers, alloys, carbon structures, bricks and toughened glass. When combined with traditional materials these ‘new kids on the block’ have the potential to revolutionise the design and functionality of a building – thus breaking new precedents and revitalising the look and feel of our towns and cities.
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