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Berners Wells shortlisted for a planning award

Berners Wells shortlisted for a planning award

Berners Wells has been shortlisted for the Planning Awards 2024. Submitted by Rolfe Judd Planning alongside Emrys Architects, Berners Wells is being recognised as a scheme that delivers “excellent design along Berners Street and Wells Mews and enhancement to the...

40 Eastbourne Terrace achieves practical completion

40 Eastbourne Terrace achieves practical completion

40 Eastbourne Terrace has achieved practical completion. The facades, comprising aluminium curtain walling and handset brick, are complete and fit out is to commence.   Working alongside Sheppard Robson Architects, for our client Yard Nine, we were involved from early...

Interface is twelve!

Interface is twelve!

It's our birthday! We would like to thank everyone we have worked with for contributing to us achieving a successful 12 years of independent facade engineering. Since 2012, we have completed more than 100 projects and continue to deliver exceptionally engineered...

CWCT AGM on 14 September

CWCT AGM on 14 September

The Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) holds its AGM on Thursday 14 September. Two important and relevant topics for discussion are building safety and fire, and facade refurbishment and recladding. The CWCT is an industry funded body assisting in...

Will Stevens re-elected to chair SFE Technical Committee

Will Stevens re-elected to chair SFE Technical Committee

Will Stevens has been reappointed to head up the Technical Committee of the Society of Façade Engineers for a further year – a post he has held since 2019. The Technical Committee is one of the SFE’s five standing committees. Its role is to: gather pertinent issues...

International Women in Engineering Day 2023

International Women in Engineering Day 2023

International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering, to increase diversity and encourage inclusion in this exciting industry. To mark the occasion in 2023 Interface have asked our two newest...

Waterloo Station’s new facade – follow the Curve!

Waterloo Station’s new facade – follow the Curve!

Interface is proud of our role in delivering the facade to Waterloo Station’s new 130,000 square foot, three-level shopping complex in the former Eurostar terminal. The iconic building had been closed since Eurostar services moved to St Pancras in 2007. Our innovative...

Chierol Lai achieves MSc in Facade Engineering

Chierol Lai achieves MSc in Facade Engineering

Tremendous congratulations to Chierol Lai, who has successfully completed an MSc in Facade Engineering, scoring 75% in her dissertation. Chierol completed the course part time over two years, while continuing her role as a facade engineer at Interface. Chierol says...

Another quality year at Interface

Another quality year at Interface

Interface passed its ISO 9001 and 14001 surveillance audits this month, underscoring our commitment to maintaining exceptional quality standards and embracing sustainability across our operations. In renewing our certification, we were pleased to hear comments about...

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!

100 Bishopsgate has won a 2022 London RIBA Award. Interface provided a client monitoring role to project developers Brookfield Properties, supporting them with cladding contractor proposals, design and production reviews, quality control and performance testing.

We’re celebrating Women in Engineering Day

We’re celebrating Women in Engineering Day

100 Bishopsgate has won a 2022 London RIBA Award. Interface provided a client monitoring role to project developers Brookfield Properties, supporting them with cladding contractor proposals, design and production reviews, quality control and performance testing.

Traditional lead sheet production

Traditional lead sheet production

100 Bishopsgate has won a 2022 London RIBA Award. Interface provided a client monitoring role to project developers Brookfield Properties, supporting them with cladding contractor proposals, design and production reviews, quality control and performance testing.

100 Bishopsgate wins London RIBA award

100 Bishopsgate wins London RIBA award

100 Bishopsgate has won a 2022 London RIBA Award. Interface provided a client monitoring role to project developers Brookfield Properties, supporting them with cladding contractor proposals, design and production reviews, quality control and performance testing.

It’s Earth month

It’s Earth month

Interface is helping the facade industry tackle the climate crisis with its exclusive series of Tools for Change to measure and reduce the carbon embodied in building facades.

Interface is ten!

Interface is ten!

We would like to thank everyone we have worked with for contributing to us achieving a successful 10 years of independent facade engineering, and what an exciting 10 years it has been. From 2012 to 2022, we have completed more than 100 projects and continue to deliver...

A great day out

A great day out

Will and Chierol were living the high life recently inspecting a façade on one of our projects.

What a view!

What a view!

Will and Chierol were living the high life recently inspecting a façade on one of our projects.

Performance mock-up testing

Performance mock-up testing

With a little help from Rolls Royce and their Griffon aero engine, we've successfully completed the performance testing of our most recent office facade at the Vinci Technology Centre, enabling the facade to go into full production.   The project (currently on site in...

Facade Embodied Carbon Lab goes live

Facade Embodied Carbon Lab goes live

Interface are driving embodied carbon reduction with the development of our Embodied Carbon Lab. This analysis tool allows the rapid measurement of embodied carbon in facades during design development. The embodied carbon of a building currently makes up between 35%...

Will Stevens to chair SFE Technical Committee

Will Stevens to chair SFE Technical Committee

At its AGM on 28 April, The Society of Facade Engineering (SFE) members appointed Will Stevens to head up the Technical Committee for a further year. The Technical Committee’s diverse role includes contributing to the development of British Standards, PDs and PASs and...

Marble Arch Place nearing completion

Marble Arch Place nearing completion

This is always an exciting stage of a project. As construction equipment and site hoardings are removed, the finished development emerges week by week. A mixed-use development, Marble Arch Place comprises of an 18-storey residential tower and a seven-storey commercial...

Congratulations to our newly incorporated engineer!

Congratulations to our newly incorporated engineer!

Our Facade Engineer Chierol Lai has passed her professional accreditation to become an Incorporated Engineer of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and achieved member status. This is such excellent news for Chierol and we are proud as a...

Congratulations to our newly chartered engineer!

Congratulations to our newly chartered engineer!

We are delighted to share that our Facade Engineer Benedetta Tombolesi has passed her professional accreditation to become a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and achieved Chartered Engineer status. We pass on our many...

We have moved!

We have moved!

The time was right - so we moved! We have enjoyed many successes over the past 8 years and our previous offices have served us well, so the time was right to upgrade to our brand new spacious office. It is an exciting time for us here as we continue to grow as a team...

Glazed roofs and the importance of ongoing review

Glazed roofs and the importance of ongoing review

Glazed roofs form an important part of the building envelope and its performance structurally, thermally, solar control and acoustically. Much like a facade system, a glazed roof requires care and maintenance in order for it to continue performing at its best. This is...

Continual training makes excellent facade engineers

Continual training makes excellent facade engineers

Our commitment to training continues well beyond the confines of the office. During the construction stage of our projects we carry out detailed site reviews and have also attended training so we can carry out our site reviews from the building maintenance unit (BMU)....

Facade design and emerging technology

Facade design and emerging technology

We were pleased to attend the Zak World of Facades conference to liaise with our engineering peers and industry to discuss facade design and emerging technology in our complex field.We look forward to next year!You can find out more about the event...

Supporting gFT at Cambridge University

Supporting gFT at Cambridge University

We were pleased to attend the 10th Annual Engineered Skins Symposium which was organised by the Glass and Facade Technology research group at Cambridge University. The presentations featured researchers from the gFt, as well as those from TU Delft. The gFT hold a core...

Maintaining knowledge excellence

Maintaining knowledge excellence

Facade engineering is an intensely technical field and combines a diverse range of building engineering skills and knowledge. The nature of this specialist discipline dictates high level expertise in design, engineering, cladding systems and evolving technologies....

Our new website is here!

Our new website is here!

We have been working closely with our website designer (Andrea Horth) to prepare a new layout for our website that shows off the true detail of our work. The format of our new website allows us to display the projects we have been working on, as well capture the...

The Dumont tops out

The Dumont tops out

The Dumont residential building on Albert Embankment designed by David Walker Architects has topped out. Level 30 of the post-tensioned concrete frame has been completed with the unitised aluminium and terracotta facade installed up to level 23. Interface were...

Interface at 7

Interface at 7

Interface was established for 7 years in April and – as in most years – we saw the birthday as an excellent excuse to celebrate and take some time to look back at our many successes since Interface began. Before Uber, the iPad Pro and even the selfie stick, Interface...

We’re green!

We’re green!

We’re proud to announce that we have achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation!

Celebrating the topping out of 100 Bishopsgate

Celebrating the topping out of 100 Bishopsgate

The special ceremony was held to mark the reaching of the top of 100 Bishopsgate's structure. Located in a prime position within the City of London, this 37-storey building is set to be truly impressive upon completion in 2018. It is already well on its way to...

Rewarding facade engineering excellence

Rewarding facade engineering excellence

The Society of Facade Engineering's annual Facade of the Year competition is open for entries with a closing date of 31st October. The Facade of the Year award has three categories - new build, refurbishment and innovation. Each with a purpose to recognise, reward and...

100 Bishopsgate is growing up!

100 Bishopsgate is growing up!

The core is now constructed to level 22 and facade installation is well underway on levels 3 and 4 with the expressed fins on the west facade now becoming apparent. For those that read SkyscraperCity, the glass is not blue! A temporary blue film has been applied...

Beautiful faience on Oxford Street

Beautiful faience on Oxford Street

Our project at 287-291 Oxford Street has recently opened as a New Balance store. The bespoke faience tiles and striking projecting windows look truly impressive and unique amongst the traditional shopfronts of Oxford Street. Its opposite facade at 11-12 Hanover Square...

Ceramic ink on glass for buildings

Ceramic ink on glass for buildings

We are developing a technical article on the use of ceramic ink on glass for buildings. Our article will cover the manufacture, as well as the use of the product, and will draw on our experience including the development of bespoke transparent inks for the canopy on...

1 New Street Square has won the 2016 WAN Commercial Award!

1 New Street Square has won the 2016 WAN Commercial Award!

We are delighted to announce that 1 New Street Square designed by Robin Partington & Partners has been announced as joint winner of the 2016 WAN Commercial Award along with Stinessen Arkitektur AS’ Manshausen Island Resort. You can find our more about the judges...

Facade of the Year 2016 entry

Facade of the Year 2016 entry

We have entered our project SOAS for the Society of Facade Engineering’s ‘Facade of the Year 2016’ award. With its complex double curved atrium roof and minimised detailing, we thought it certainly deserved recognition for its excellence. Perhaps a new category could...

BIM – Interface drives facade product data templates forward

BIM – Interface drives facade product data templates forward

Interface have instigated the development of Product Data Templates (pdt’s) for facades, putting the ‘I’ in BIM for the facade industry. The modelling for BIM is simplified and so has lacked the detailed information that is required. Product Data Templates allow...

1 New Street Square curved unit installation

1 New Street Square curved unit installation

Installation of the unitised curtain walling on 1 New Street Square is well underway and the steel structure is now completed above to allow the removal of the ground floor column below the East nose area. The column in this area has become a hanger and the movements...

Celebrating 1 New Street Square topping out

Celebrating 1 New Street Square topping out

Skanska held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the steel structure on our 1 New Street Square project in London. Land Securities have pre-let the building to Deloitte, who will take on the building during the summer of this year. Our site role is...

Facade Engineering Excellence Awards

Facade Engineering Excellence Awards

62 Buckingham Gate received a Certificate of Commendation at the Society of Facade Engineering 2015 Awards held at 10 Fenchurch Avenue roof garden as part of the popular Glass Supper event. Bodo Concert Hall and Library in Norway, designed by DRDH Architects, also...

We are now on site at 1 New Street Square!

We are now on site at 1 New Street Square!

Facade installation for 1 New Street Square has begun and construction is well underway. Units are transported to site where the fins are then added. The units are launched out and hooked onto the slab edge. At peak installation, we are expecting 20 units per day to...

We’ve opened a new Central London office!

We’ve opened a new Central London office!

Last week we moved to a new home at Clerkenwell Workshops, Farringdon. This means we have a new office closer to our clients and very close to most of our London projects. We also have more space to grow our company, as well as enjoying the features of this...

Interface at the movies!

Interface at the movies!

Yes we are in the movies! Our project Park House on Oxford Street is in Marvel's new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The top floors of the office are used as the HQ of the Nova Corps. A perfect place for us to see it is the new cinema in the basement of 62 Buckingham...

Buildings under construction – 70 Mark Lane

Buildings under construction – 70 Mark Lane

Nothing beats going to see buildings in construction. As part of our works on 1 New Street Square, London, we carried out a team visit to 70 Mark Lane by Bennetts Associates. We were accompanied by the Felix designers to review the ongoing installation of their...

New Street Square nominated for a NLA Award

New Street Square nominated for a NLA Award

We were delighted to see that our project at 1 New Street Square has been shortlisted for a New London Architecture award under the category: "Office buildings that deliver exemplary places of work and meet the needs of businesses, technology and the individual". The...

Continuing our ISO success

Continuing our ISO success

We have been ISO 9001 registered for a year! Of course that means we were audited by the British Assessment Bureau and again we got a gold star! We are continuing to make strides in assessing and improving our Quality Management systems - not without a few hiccups...