Knowledge Hub


Designed to help you build knowledge, gain insights, and maximise your learning, the Manchester Society of Architects Knowledge Hub draws on the industry’s most influential players to provide content that will keep you a head of the game.

START Beplas / Komastyle Panels Komastyle Panels - explainer videos. START ALUK Fenestration Solutions Transform The Quadrangle In Cheltenham The Quadrangle building in the historic heart of Cheltenham, once a 1970s landmark, has been completely transformed into a contemporary mixed-use commercial development featuring exclusively AluK window, door and curtain walling systems. START An Introduction to Types of Brick Bricks are produced using a variety of manufacturing techniques which create very different aesthetic effects and performance qualities. Here’s a quick guide to the different types of facing brick available. START An Introduction to Bonding Patterns Bonding is the industry term that’s given to the pattern in which bricks are laid. Whilst the primary purpose of a bond is to ensure the brickwork is strong and stable, it can also have a dramatic effect on the visual appearance of a wall. Here’s a short guide to some of the different bonding patterns available. START Thriving Profitable Practices 01 How to win more of the Right Jobs START Thriving Profitable Practices 02 Getting Profit Fees Right START Thriving Profitable Practices 03 When to Invoice on your Projects START Seaton Beach The UK's first certified passivhaus plus multi-residential building featuring Porotherm. START Fibre Cement Facades and the Raw Material Trend Looking to achieve a raw cement finish on your next facade scheme? Fibre cement cladding offers a lightweight, high performance solution. START Fire Performance A simple explanatory guide to British Standards for fire performance and what Euroclass ratings mean for facades products. START 3D Facade Design Take a closer look at how the inclusion of three-dimensional elements or sculpture can help create a truly unique facade scheme. START Old Ford Road AluK frames reflect clean lines and sharp angles of design START Herbert House Herbert House has been converted into one of the city's most prestigious apartment blocks. START Nando’s Restaurant AluK's diagonally shaped curtain walling installation START Men Should Talk A series of podcasts from Manchester-based Psychotherapist, Dr Gareth Palmer. START Harby Mill AluK Windows Installed in Grade II Listed Property