Luna Bianco quartz surface

Luna Bianco offers timeless elegance in the modern kitchen.


CRL Stone's Luna Bianco quartz surface epitomises timeless elegance and modern sophistication, making it an ideal choice for kitchens and other interior spaces. With its pristine white background adorned with delicate veining, the quartz exudes a sense of luxury and refinement, adding a touch of understated glamour to any environment.

by CRL

green steel compact radiator

Stelrad annnounces first sale of green steel compact radiator following launch.

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has announced its first sale of the brand-new Stelrad Series range. Purchased online, the radiator – the first of many – was picked at the National Distribution Centre and despatched just days after new Stelrad Green Compact went on sale.

single ply membrane fasteners

Maintaining U-value with SXP single ply membrane panel fasteners.

SFS Group Fastening Technology has launched an innovative new range of single ply membrane fasteners, in three sizes featuring a unique self-coring washer design, with a choice of two head drives and hardened drill points plus two types of slimline drive bar and other benefits; all aimed at giving the installer full confidence in securing the widely used, triple layer, insulated panels.

Fenestration considerations for healthcare

Fenestration considerations for healthcare.

The key consideration for any hospital or healthcare facility is the well-being of patients, this can be evaluated as offering patient safety and providing a healthy environment to aid recovery. Whilst building fabric plays its part, fenestration, in the form of windows doors and curtain walls, offer an immediate link to the outside which can provide both a patient benefit and carry associated risks.

Living Wage Employer

GEZE UK – A Living Wage company.

GEZE UK is delighted to announce that the company has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living.

long-lasting bathrooms

Future proof your bathroom with Schlüter-Systems.

David Naylor, Schlüter-Systems’ Head of Marketing, explains how Schlüter is helping in the creation of waterproof, long-lasting bathrooms. Schlüter-Systems is well known as an expert when it comes to creating long-lasting bathrooms. Past shortcomings in the design of both new-build properties and retrofits have shown the importance of protecting the fabric of the bathrooms with reliable waterproofing.

sustainable skyscraper

Style adds space flexibility to London’s sustainable skyscraper.

Taking sustainability to a new level, 8 Bishopsgate is tallest building in the UK to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding and EPC A rating. Contributing to the low carbon footprint, Style, who offer moveable partitioning wall systems that are certified with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN15804, was contracted to work with architect, WilkinsonEyre and contractor, Brown and Carroll, to create flexible space on three levels.

heterogeneous vinyl floors

IVC Commercial for a mature perspective at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School.

Luxury vinyl and heterogeneous vinyl floors from IVC Commercial have been installed in the new sixth form and gymnasium buildings at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School in Beddau, near Pontypridd in South Wales.

fire compliant facades

Sto creates fire compliant facades across multiple residential buildings.

An external wall insulation (EWI) system manufactured by Sto has optimised fire protection for a multi-block residential development. Located alongside the River Thames at London's Isle of Dogs, Oceans Wharf was built in circa 2,000 and comprises four blocks of flats ranging from seven to twelve storeys.

fibre cement metallics

James Hardie launches fibre cement metallics range.

James Hardie, the world leader in the manufacture of high-performance fibre cement and fibre gypsum building solutions, has launched a metallics range in the UK, in response to market demand for bolder, more creative design options.

sustainable rainscreen cladding

Cupa Pizarras provides sustainable rainscreen cladding for modern home.

CUPACLAD®, a rainscreen cladding system, has recently been installed as part of a 1980s eco-bungalow refurbishment in Tarporley, Cheshire. The manufacturer was selected thanks to its reputation for supplying high quality, natural products with a clear point of origin, while the cladding system also complemented the home’s sustainable ethos.

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David Connacher

Compelling reasons to encourage retrofit first.

David Connacher, Marketing Manager at West Fraser, discusses the immediate need to retrofit our buildings to make them energy efficient and sustainable.

Proctor Air®

Proctor Air® provides peace of mind for apartment residents during essential reroofing works.

A significant challenge when working on the roof of any existing, occupied building is protecting the people inside the building without the full roof system in place.

Heavy duty loft ladders

Guide to heavy duty loft ladders.

Anyone can say they offer a ‘heavy duty’ loft ladder, but what does it really mean? Premier Loft Ladders explain what you need to know. Premier Loft Ladders have been supplying high-performance retractable ladders for 20 years to a wide range of projects throughout the UK and overseas.

TORMAX

TORMAX helps makes Sea Lanes Brighton accessible.

Transforming this beachfront area of Brighton, Sea Lanes is the UK’s first National Open Water Swimming Centre. At the core of the development is a 50m, 6 lane open air heated swimming pool, supported by a vibrant commercial centre that includes health and fitness specialists, food and drinks providers, office space and retail outlets.

Mondeco flooring

Flowcrete’s Mondeco flooring combines durability and beauty in commercial environments.


Providing the ultimate in performance and aesthetics, Flowcrete’s seamless resin terrazzo flooring range, better known as Mondeco, is renowned for adding a touch of both glamour and resilience to commercial environments around the globe. Dating back the times of Ancient Rome, terrazzo flooring has a rich history for its vibrant, wear-resistant, and flexible qualities that continues today through Flowcrete’s Mondeco; dazzling the eyes of observers through its unmistakable combination of colour and aggregate.

by FLOWCRETE

pendock
Eco-friendly house

SIPS house in The Black Isle.

Eco-friendly house with L-shaped windows.... Fearnach House on The Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland was designed by architect Iain Macbeath, and built by the firm’s sister company, Thermopassive.

Dekordor® 3D

Vicaima present another dimension for interiors with Dekordor® 3D.

Popular for over a decade, the Dekordor® 3D range from Vicaima has long been a first choice with specifiers of living and working spaces.

flame-retardant breather membrane

Flameout Breathe used for transformational project at Newcastle University.

ITP’s FlameOut Breathe flame-retardant breather membrane has been specified for the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Stephenson building at Newcastle University.

HMG Paints

Athletic Stadium win for HMG Paints.

The UKs largest independent paint company HMG Paints deserves a lap of honour after a suite of its products were used to refurbish a rusting spectators stand at Plymouth athletic stadium.

Schöck Isokorbs

Arnold Road required both standard and bespoke Schöck Isokorbs.

A 100% affordable housing scheme at Arnold Road, in Bow, East London, will create 62 homes in two mid-rise buildings of six and eight storeys. Designed by architects Henley Halebrown, the scheme – which was shortlisted for the 2020 Housing Design Awards – is cleverly woven into a compact triangular site.

Power Supply

Power Supply cleverly concealed in Covent Garden.

Covent Garden as we all know is a busy and successful shopping and entertainment area. The technical services team required an outdoor power supply that would not impact on the Grade 1 listed site and its important aesthetics.

Encasement
roof fire protected using A1 rated Cemgold

Southampton care home roof fire protected using A1 rated Cemgold.

IPP Ltd.’s A1 rated high density cement board, Cemgold has been used as part of the flat roof build-up on a new care home complex in Southampton.

ECOMOD natural refrigerant commercial heat pumps

Ideal Heating launches ECOMOD natural refrigerant commercial heat pumps.

Ideal Heating Commercial has launched its next generation ECOMOD heat pumps, with natural refrigerant. The first to be released this year is the ECOMOD 290HT.

anti-terrorism legislation

Change for security beckons.

The Automatic Door Suppliers Association considers the impact of potential new anti-terrorism legislation to improve venue security and urges the industry and venue owners to start planning now. We live in dangerous times and the reality is, that when we consider entrance solutions, our approach must extend beyond dynamic design aesthetics and basic functionality, to higher degrees of safety and security.

Decorative casings

Decorative casings - Encasement's versatile solutions.

Architectural casings are common features in building design, as they can address a number of issues, often simultaneously, such as improving aesthetics and concealing structural elements, as well as providing protection to the fabric of a building, a particular strength of building linings.

Luxury steam room

Luxury steam room gets the Schlüter treatment for a stunning result.

It is not unusual for tile and stone protection expert, Schlüter-Systems, to be called upon when a bathroom or wetroom installation fails. If the preparation has not been executed to the appropriate standard, it will likely lead to failure later down the line. Recognising and rectifying this before any further work is carried out is the best course of action.

Titan Lite

Titan Lite deals with 200mm movement range at Amazon Data Centre.

Titan Lite deals with 200mm movement range at Amazon Data Centre. One of FIREFLY’s regular customers is currently making use of Titan Lite™ 120:60 fire barriers to create compartmentations to protect multiple zones within a huge new Amazon Data Centre at Hemel Hempstead.

Steel Window Association

Two SWA members join forces at County Hall, London.


Steel Window Association members, Associated Steel Window Services (ASWS) and Steel Window Fittings (SWF) brought their individual expertise together while working on the County Hall project. Building on its 30-year long association with the former GLC headquarters on the south bank of the Thames, ASWS has provided its unique skillset to a company carrying out an equally unusual style of redevelopment within the property’s long neglected top floor level.

by STEEL WINDOW ASSOCIATION

traditional timber windows and doors

High quality, traditional timber windows and doors.

Established in 1994, The Sash Window Workshop specialise in energy efficient, traditional timber windows and doors. The company regularly work with builders and offer a supply only service nationwide, with supply and installation for properties in London and Southern England.

Marmox Thermoblocks

Marmox Thermoblocks specified on Wigan passivhaus development.

The final phase of a PassivHaus development is just getting under way in Wigan with high performance Thermoblocks from the range of Marmox being used to counter cold bridging beneath a highly insulated timber frame construction.

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roof access solutions

Thermal efficiency: starting from the top.

In addition to enabling safe and easy access to a roof area, whilst also providing a potential means of escape in an emergency, roof access solutions can contribute to a building’s thermal performance.

Floor+Wall paint

Bradite on the up and up.

A popular climbing centre in Sheffield discovered that Bradite HD Floor+Wall paint came out on top when an extensive indoor climbing wall needed refurbishment. The Foundry Mountaineering Club – a community interest company established in 1991 in a disused steel works

architecture and interiors practice

LIMEKILN by Red Deer: a blend of heritage and innovation in Sussex from the creators of Kin House.

The renowned international architecture and interiors practice Red Deer unveils its latest creation: LIMEKILN.

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill forever!

OB Architecture have unveiled their latest project Strawberry Hill, a comprehensive refurbishment of an entire residence in the serene Hampshire countryside. This ambitious project was undertaken in response to the client's aspiration for a complete rejuvenation of the property.

Hugo Boss, Bicester Designer Outlet

Dural bosses the joint at Bicester Village.

Dural are pleased to have been asked to provide flooring solutions for many high end retailers and fashion brands. Here we highlight a recent project for Hugo Boss, Bicester Designer Outlet.

Mapei

Mapei sets the scene at Gatwick Airport Station.

Mapei renovation and tiling systems have been used as part of an extensive redevelopment at Gatwick Airport Station. The upgraded station is fully accessible to all passengers and includes eight new escalators, five new lifts, new stairways and widened platforms, as well as new information areas, wide ticket gates and a dedicated passenger assistance point.

4% of UK toilets are leaking?

Did you know that over 4% of UK toilets are leaking?

That is enough water to fill 158 Olympic sized swimming pools EVERY DAY or to put it another way, enough water is leaking from toilets in the UK to fill over 4 MILLION baths EVERY SINGLE DAY. That is a huge amount of wasted water.

ceiling tile solutions

Zentia introduces the Oplia product family: a bright horizon for ceiling tile solutions.

Zentia, the UK’s market leader in complete ceiling solutions, proudly announces the launch of ‘Oplia,’ the latest family addition to its product portfolio.

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