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Twentieth Century Society Warns Of Impending Loss Of ‘Inspiring Buildings’

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Twentieth Century Society warns of impending loss of ‘inspiring buildings’

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has launched the second phase of bidding for its £1.7 billion Affordable Homes Programme, which will release a tranche of funds worth around £800 million. In July the HCA awarded the first £886 million to 2,697 schemes that will deliver 43,821 affordable homes. Bids are now being sought for the 2015 to 2018 period. Housing minister Brandon Lewis said: “Our latest investment is a clear sign of the government’s continued commitment to increasing the overall housing supply and affordable housing in particular. “As well as building homes this funding is also a key part of our long-term economic plan, creating construction jobs as we deliver a further 165,000 new affordable homes from 2015.”

Basil Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks and the Smithsons’ Robin Hood Gardens top a list of some of Britain’s most threatened 20th-century buildings. Greenwich eco-Sainsbury’s and St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, are also in the dossier produced by the 20th Century Society to highlight the risks facing some of the nation’s finest modern architecture. All could be gone within five years, warns the society, which this week launched an exhibition and book at the Royal Academy showcasing 100 great buildings from the last 100 years. Director Catherine Croft said: “Even the best examples of Britain’s recent architecture are increasingly threatened by the demands of a growing population and the relaxation of planning rules. “Fabulous buildings which should form our future heritage are neglected and demolished without the debate and consideration given to those of earlier centuries. Public services, local authorities and institutions are under pressure to sell off their buildings for short-term gain.” But she added: “We do not need to demolish great architecture to allow room for innovation and economic growth. These are buildings which should enrich our lives and those of future generations.”

Anger Over Shard Developer’s Framework ‘Only practices that have designed a 40-storey tower need apply’ Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Design have been criticised for excluding small practices from a £15 million framework for a major development masterplanned by Maccreanor Lavington. The work includes taking on a 40-storey tower designed by David Chipperfield which won planning last year. The news comes after Haworth Tompkins director Steve Tompkins used his first interview after winning the Stirling Prize last week to criticise the way most practices are frozen out of the UK’s procurement process. The housing association and its development partner – the firm behind the Shard – are looking for architects to design 1,000 new homes at Canada Water, south-east London. The PQQ, which is being run by consultant Sweett Group, requires applicants to be able to demonstrate experience within the last three years of “designing a 40+ storey residential tower block to exemplary design standards” and allocates 25% of the marks to this. Another 10% of the marks are reserved for experience of designing residential and commercial units in high-rise buildings. They must also have £10 million PI cover. Russell Curtis, director of RCKa and Project Compass CIC, the e-procurement service, said it was “yet another huge framework with such narrow criteria only a handful of practices qualify”.


He added: “For a framework that extends to a large part of the next decade, it can hardly be justified to insist on such restrictive pre-qualification requirements for a project which is almost certain to involve the design of a wide range of building sizes. “Once again this appears to be a PQQ specifically designed to exclude many practices who are perfectly capable of taking on projects of this nature, particularly as the procedure calls only for architects who have already delivered 40-storey residential buildings. “Given the dreadful design of almost every residential tower that has appeared on the London skyline in recent years, surely the qualification requirements should specifically exclude those that have this experience given the hash they’ve made of them?” Project Light will see 1,030 new homes built on a 2.8ha site by the Thames, from studios to four-bed flats. Most will be for private sale or rent, with a handful ear-marked for shared ownership and “affordable” rent. A spokeswoman for Notting Hill Housing said: “The tender has not been designed to exclude small practices. We require architects with the competency and resource to design the scheme. The size of the practice is not a deciding factor; the ability to provide the necessary service is and that includes a suitable level of professional indemnity.” The deadline for PQQs is noon on November 12.


Heritage At Risk Register Reveals Threatened Gems English Heritage today launched its 2014 Heritage at Risk Register at Battersea Power Station, some 15 years on from the first register. The grade II* listed power station was added to the list in 1991 following its closure in 1983. After many years of neglect work is now underway led by Wilkinson Eyre to restore it and bring it back into use. Additions to this year’s list include Eastbourne Pier, designed by Eugenius Birch and completed in 1872, but devastated by fire this summer. Brixton’s grade II-listed Reliance Arcade, a covered market built from brick and concrete in the 1920s and faced in faience with art deco Egyptian-style detailing, is another new addition. A Cornish tin mine, a hoist at Goole Dock in Yorkshire and a furnace in Ironbridge used to cast the famous bridge, are also on the list. Simon Thurley, English Heritage chief executive, said: “The next few years will be crucial for At Risk sites. Although there has been a reduction in the number of sites on the register, more than a third of buildings that were on the national register when it first began in 1999 are still there now.” “We can’t give up on all these incredibly important historic buildings; getting them back in use will lift the blight from historic areas, bringing back in to use really important buildings and giving people a sense of pride in where they live.” “As the economy starts to improve and the demand for development increases, we need to push these buildings forward and find a future for them.”

Crossrail 2 ‘Essential’ For Coping With London Growth, Says Boris Mayor of London Boris Johnson has set out his case for building the £16 billion Crossrail 2 scheme which he says is “essential” to provide capacity for future growth in the capital. The new cross-London line would involve building a rail link from the south west to the north east. Although the final route is yet to be decided, the mayor and Transport for London said they will ask the government to safeguard the proposed regional route, the longest option, which runs from Epsom to Cheshunt. The safeguarded route will also now include a spur to Hackney central that could be further extended at a later date. The northsouth route has been tweaked since an initial public consultation last year with new alterations now including extending the northern part of the line from Alexandra Palace to terminate at New Southgate in north London. Johnson said Crossrail 2 was an “essential infrastructure project” because the population of the capital was expected to reach 10 million by 2030. He said: “With London’s population soon to surpass its previous 1939 peak of 8.6 million and with more people travelling by Tube and rail than ever before, we need additional rail capacity to support future growth. “For the capital to remain globally competitive there needs to be continued investment in our transport network and that’s why we have to get cracking on planning for Crossrail 2.” A recent consultation showed 80% of people supported the scheme.

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English Heritage has also identified five buildings which have been on the register for at least a decade and which seem entrenched cases but believe all have potential for redevelopment and reuse. Despite having the most complete view of At Risk heritage to date, the state of the majority of our listed heritage, grade II listed buildings, is still unknown. Currently with the exception of London, only grade I and II* buildings are included on the register. English Heritage is sharing its expertise with volunteers, owners and local authorities to tackle this and is asking people up and down the country to survey grade II buildings. For the first time, a comprehensive review was conducted of all listed places of worship in England showing that just 6% of places of worship are At Risk.



We are a family run business based in Devon, trading since 1983. We would like to invite you to view all of our products online to give you as much insight as possible but ideally, we would love you to visit our large indoor/outdoor showroom to get the full perspective. We sell everything from reclaimed oak beams to solid oak hand made dressers, the list is endless!! Although we are Winkleigh Pine Furniture, please remember we do make a large amount of oak furniture as well. All of our furniture is hand made here in Winkleigh by a team of skilled carpenters therefore, we can make exactly what you want - be it a bespoke hall table to a fully fitted kitchen. There is a choice or worktops too - slate, granite, oak, beech or pine. Do discover our Organic Oak Furniture range - these are the most beautiful pieces of furniture hand made from aged oak (150 year old oak) reclaimed from old mills in America. Our talented carpenters create some amazing pieces styled to the natural feel of the timbers. The look and the colours make it irresistible to touch. In addition to the furniture, we also specialise in cottage style doors and windows all made individually to meet your requirements - not off the shelf and certainly not bulk standard!! Our Flooring range is for both internal and external use slate flagstones, terracotta tiles, riven sandstone, solid oak, reclaimed pine, granite cobbles, slate setts .... We hold all of the flooring in stock so it is largely a case of arranging a suitable delivery date with you. For the garden and externally, we have slate tables, slate circles for your patio, window cills, roofing slates and granite troughs ideal for your water feature or a decorative planter. Have a look around and please do get in touch for more information - we look forward to seeing you soon!!




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bbey Tile Supplies are one of the UK’s leading independant distributors and suppliers of medium to high end Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles.

Most of our tiles are from Italian & Spanish factories, we also supply Sundry items allied to this industry from manufacturers such as Ardex UK, Schluter, Dural and many more. Having experienced staff at our offices at Waltham Abbey Two Representatives on the road and a dedicated Architectural Rep. means we have a good broad knowledge of each sector of this industry.

Our Clients always appreciate our discretion in all projects undertaken. We have high expectations of ourselves and a want and drive to meet our customers requests. Adhesives, Grouts, Backer Boards, Wet Room Kits, Tiling Profiles, Tiles, Mosaics, Tools, Ditra, Latex, Underfloor Heating (Electric & Water) ***All this & more Under one Roof!*** Collectively we have in excess of 100 years experience in this industry.

“Our Customers Are Our Buisness” From Wood Effects, Marble Looks Sandstone and Limestone Copies. In Natural Finish, Lappato or Levigato We have it covered. We have recently promoted ourself at The SouthernHomebuilding & Renovating Show at Sandown Park in June. And at Olympia at the end of September.

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Rivelin Outdoor Gas Fires Made In Sheffield Add warmth and drama to your outdoor space with a Rivelin gas fire table. Taking inspiration from around the globe, we have combined craftsmanship with the latest technology to produce the ultimate smoke free gas fire focal point for any garden or terrace. The Rivelin brand was officially launched in Sheffield in May 2014. Using Architectural powder coat finishes on stainless steel ensures our products stand the test of time in any outdoor setting. Rivelins own CE approved pre-aerated all stainless steel gas burners can run on either LPG or natural gas. With a choice of granite and high performance ceramic table tops, our tables can be tailored to your tastes and are always made to order. For those looking for that individual piece for their garden we can also offer our bespoke design service.

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Furniture All Wrapped Up With Kite Packaging Kite Packaging, one of the UK’s leading packaging distributors, has worked with a number of furniture retailers and manufacturers via its main accounts business and online. This area of expertise has been utilised on the website to create a one stop shop for furniture retailers, as well as other industries looking for packaging products. Kite knows that damage to furniture is a huge problem and one of the biggest cost implications for the sector. The nature of the products mean damages can be incredibly costly in terms of shipping costs and re-selling, and the quality of high-end products needs to be of the highest calibre. One of the easiest to damage areas of furniture is corners and edges, as they are prone to being scraped or knocked during handling. Kite supply a range of corner and edge protection, the foam range includes L-profile, U-channel and specially designed corner protectors. Foam is a brilliant material for corner protection because it is made from polyethylene, which offers high density and is a brilliant shock absorber. These easy to use products also speed up the packing process as they can easily fit over most corners and edges - from tables and flat surfaces to chests and beds, and grip on for a comfortable fit. U-Channel edge protection is available in a variety of different thicknesses and the material is easy to manipulate, designed so that it will grip an edge whilst being pushed around an odd shape or round corners (around a kitchen top for example). As well as edges, surfaces, particularly ones that are highly polished, are prone to being scratched or imprinted on. For this, Kite offers a range of non-abrasive foam protection available in rolls so they can be cut to size on a packing bench. For more specific uses Furni-Guard and Furni-Soft may be a more suitable option, as they have a layer of bubble protection for surfaces prone to indentation and a waterproof layer to protect from damp.


Kite also stocks a range of air cushion protection, picture frames boxes, bubble wrap and furniture bags. For more information and to purchase with free standard delivery please or call 02476420065


Specialists in creating beautifully bespoke oak furniture 01245 224 357

Since 2005, Rustic Oak has grown and matured, much like the oak it uses, and continues to do so. Catering for a wide range of furniture requirements, Rustic Oak can provide furniture solutions for any room in the home.





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Rustic Oak is an established family run business based in Essex that designs and makes bespoke oak furniture. Based on the family farm we have been producing beautiful oak furniture for nearly ten years. We specialise in our handmade dining tables that are made from 5 year seasoned English oak and have a uniquely chunky look with solid 90mm thick tops. We create various different styles from a classic Refectory table, our unique Waney edge tables to more contemporary designs like our Cube base tables. As well as the dining tables we also produce various other ranges of furniture to go throughout the home. Our Chunky oak beam coffee tables are hand made from English green oak beams that will naturally season and mature over time creating shakes and splits adding to their already considerable character. As well as the coffee tables we make bathroom sink units from the green oak beams, these are a popular and stylish item that make a real statement and set the room apart from others. To compliment these items we also have a wide range of side tables, TV units, pedestals and bookcases. Our workshop is always open to anyone that wishes to see the oak we use and the production process, finishes and meet us to discuss your design ideas. | 01245 224357 | 07855 808555 •14•

Breakthrough For Sioo Wood Protection Sioo Wood Protection AB based in Gothenburg have produced a significant breakthrough in wood protection technology which solves the traditional problems of caring for wood. Sioo’s natural ingredients centred around the mineral silicon combine to quickly protect wood of all species, enhancing both appearance and performance. Sioo has been specified in Scandinavia by world leading architects and end users for a decade because of its unique combination of advantages, particularly its sustainability and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Now being specified and used in the UK by architects, constructors and end users, particularly for cladding and decking applications, the strength of the Sioo product in giving: long life protection against the formation of algae, fungus, spore and rot, discolouring and splintering of the timber surface and poor ultimate protection of people, animals and the environment, is being seen and sought after. Sioo treated timber is beautiful to look at and it gets brighter, not darker, with age. Sioo’s versatility allows for factory finishing or onsite application, protecting new wood or rejuvenating damaged wood back to health. Over the life cycle Sioo Wood Protection is a highly economical investment and lower cost than conventional treatments. You will find more information at Sioo Wood Protection AB Tel: +44 (0)7788 542 859 E:


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Sioo Wood Protection AB are based in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are the developers of a break through wood protection process using silicon technology providing a unique combination of benefits for the care of timber. The Sioo products are in wide spread use across Scandinavia for all types of timber. The Sioo treatment is totally environmentally friendly and provides a beauti­ ful smooth natural finish, strengthens the surface fibres, kills and prevents algae formation and insect attack, retards water and provides long life. The Sioo products are being specified by architects and customers across the UK.

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NEW Side Table and Table Lamp from Andrew Kornat Designs Ltd Andrew Kornat Designs Ltd is proud to announce the launch of a new side table and table lamp. The Layered Leaf lamp and the Hexagon side table are new this year, launched at London Design Week in March. The Layered Leaf lamp is made of solid cast brass and available in a combination of Matt and Polished finishes including Gold, Nickel, Black, Bronze, Copper – shown is the Polished and Matt Nickel. The Hexagon table is made of hexagonal section legs, finished with ball feet and Hexagonal Bronze detail to the top or the legs, available in many different finishes – pictured in Nickel with Bronze detail.


Andrew Kornat has been in the interior supply industry for nearly 20 years, establishing his own company three years ago. The business acts as the exclusive distributor of a selection of established overseas lighting manufacturers, including Jonathan Browning Studio, Bagues Paris, Cinabre Gallery, Ciani Firenze, Casadisagne & Mazzuccato Murano. Over the last year, Andrew has developed and launched his own capsule brand collection of lighting and furniture, made by hand in Europe, utilizing the skills of experienced craftsmen he has known and worked with for many years.

These pieces are on a rotating display at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour in Andrew’s showcase on the 3rd Floor, South Dome - next to the Design Club. A bespoke service is also available, drawing on Andrews experience of being in the supply industry for so many years and realized by his network of European and English manufacturers. Recent commissions include a 3.5Mt long dining table made of solid brass in a cloud like formation and an 8Mt high Murano glass ceiling light installation for the centre of a spiral stairway.

HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL With the brief to create a building that neither looked nor felt like a school, Aedas Architects designed the high profile school in west London where 1,500 pupils can be taught in a very modern and flexible teaching environment.

The six-storey school building with its unusual façade is wrapped with an undulating skin of bronze and copper fins that extend along its western façade and over the roof to engulf the building. To the east elevation, the fins give way to a curved brise soleil made of 2,200 m² of architectural wire mesh by HAVER & BOECKER. The wave-like wire mesh cladding made of architectural weave type EGLA-MONO softens the geometry of the building and creates an effective aesthetic sun protection screen in front of the classrooms. This transparent façade allows unobstructed views from inside the classrooms and reflects the sunrays to protect the interior from overheating. The stainless steel wire mesh cladding extends over the entire length of the building and seems to exist optically out of three horizontal wire mesh bands. Each band consists of several vertically tensioned wire mesh elements of widths from 1.50 m to 2 m and heights of 3 m to 6.50 m. On the corners pre-curved wire mesh elements were used to implement the round geometry of the façade. For this grand project HAVER & BOECKER supplied ready to install wire mesh elements using the tension profile & clevis bolt mounting system, with wire connectors for the intermediate mounting. A special mounting system was developed for the pre-curved corner mesh elements. HAVER & BOECKER also gave support in the technical preparation of the complex structure of the building. •19•

The Forgotten Room

So many great homes have lovely gardens and perhaps a couple of nice cars sitting on the drive in front of a garage door that hopefully complements the architecture of the house. But open that garage door and what do we so often see? A cold, unwelcoming interior with grey dusty concrete, bikes leaning precariously against brick walls, and perhaps a mishmash of plastic shelves and cupboards where sporadic attempts have been made to get things organised. Very often the clutter is spread across the floor in a variety of cardboard and plastic boxes. The cars are relegated to the drive collecting seasonal debris and bird droppings. Garages are all too often treated as the poor relation with little or no thought given to their interior design. After all “it’s only a garage.” But it doesn’t have to be this way! A clean and well laid out garage interior will complement cars and home making it pleasant to work on DIY or hobbies in the garage. A well sorted garage is a joy to drive into with its pleasing ambience. Why put up with cold dusty concrete when there is a range of floor coverings available? One of the most popular in residential garages is PVC interlocking floor •20•

tiles typically 7mm thick. These can be loose laid in a few hours. No bonding is required and wood-working tools can be used to trim the tiles up to walls and the garage entrance where ramp sections provide a tidy front lead-in. These tiles are satisfyingly quick to lay and immediately transform the appearance of the floor. Walls can be studded and clad with MDF or plasterboard and painted. Better still, heavy duty plastic slat-wall panels specifically designed for residential garages provide an attractive and durable cladding material with the added benefit of a range of hooks and baskets. These can support bikes, lawn mowers, garden tools, gym weights and just about anything that would otherwise be leaning against the wall or laying on the floor. Strong and stylish steel cabinets in a variety of designs and colours can incorporate huge cupboard space and sturdy drawers all having tough worktops attached for DIY and hobbies. For anybody who has a classic or sports car then steel cabinets are ideal for tools storage and vice attachment. Don’t forget the garage when designing the perfect home.

SHOWING OFF AT THE JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW The all-new 2015 January Furniture Show will be a three-day event held from Tuesday January 13 until Thursday January 15 in five packed halls at the Birmingham NEC and is a must-attend event for interior designers, buyers and specifiers who are looking to see an array of furniture and lifestyle companies. Supported by many of the furnishing sector’s biggest and best known names, the January Furniture Show will play host to companies such as Duresta, Greenapple, Parker Knoll, Gascoigne Design, Ercol, Wade, Collins & Hayes, Iain James, Tetrad, Henderson Russell and Alexander & James. They will be joined by major suppliers from France, Italy, Germany and the Far East who will all be showcasing their latest products and developments in the home and gift sector. Said Laraine Janes and Theresa Raymond, co-directors of the January Furniture Show: “For those who have a business in the gift or home furnishing market, this show provides the ideal opportunity to view new products. It’s the first opportunity of the season to see a selection of the very latest new and exclusive launches, with a strong emphasis on home and lifestyle.” Here’s a taster of what to expect: Ancient Mariner Furniture offer a stylish vintage leather chair, hand aged to give it an authentic look, also made in a button back version. Well known brand Baker Furniture will be exhibiting several new collections including new additions to the highly popular reclaimed ranges. They will also be exhibiting established ranges including the Salisbury range, made from solid timber painted with oak tops. Ercol launch the Bianco dining collection - A casual kitchen dining and occasional collection, painted in a contemporary chalk white complemented with matt lacquered solid oak table and cabinet tops for a modern country look. Bucking the trend in the reproduction traditional furniture cabinet market, Iain James will again be featuring their successful collections of Burr Walnut occasional and dining ranges, along with selected feature pieces of Burr Oak, Mahogany and Japanese Ash.


Serving independent retailers, select department stores, interior designers and garden centres, Libra has one of the largest and most diverse collections of interior design accessories, homeware, giftware, lighting, furniture and wall décor in Europe and will be featuring a number of its products on its stand. European based designer and manufacturer of luxury, decorative products Piaggi Art & Living uses sophisticated but eco-friendly materials such as solid wood and art glass to form intricate and contemporary patterns and shapes in its mosaic mirrors, glass art panels, and uniquely designed furniture. For over 45 years, Tetrad have been hand crafting high quality classic furniture which has taken its place in homes throughout the UK and abroad. The January Furniture Show 2015 will run midweek from Tuesday January 13 to Thursday 15 and be located in Halls 1-3 and The Pavilion. The 2016 show will run for three days from Sunday 24 Tuesday 26 January. For further information and a full list of exhibitors visit

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Surround yourself with sound for a new kind of KOHLER® shower experience with the Moxie Showerhead with Integrated Speaker. Your music. Your shower. Your time. To chill out. To sing. To refresh. To get energised. To get away. Showering has never been so much fun. Moxie lets you stream your favourite music, news or radio right in the shower with you. The Moxie showerhead holds a portable wireless speaker that pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth®-enabled devices to deliver high-quality audio to your shower. The speaker docks directly into the showerhead, so your music is closer than ever when showering. While it plays your favourite sounds, this revolutionary showerhead generates a full-coverage, revitalising spray of water for a sensory experience like no other. Moxie is easy to install and use; the wireless speaker pops out for recharging, then securely pops back in for use while showering. You can even take it with you as a wireless speaker to use in any room of the house, or on the go.


For stockists please visit Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen & bathroom products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile & home and Interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations. • Audio Control is managed through the paired Bluetoothenabled device, such as a smart phone or mp3 player. • The on/off button discretely incorporated into the speaker capsule’s design also includes a light that changes colour to indicate when the speaker is paired and when the battery needs to be charged. • A lithium battery provides on average seven hours of playtime; recharging the speaker is easy with the USB cord provided. • Re-docking the speaker capsule is simple. A strong magnet located in the dock’s base maintains a secure hold. • Now available in four new colours - Retro Blue, Chartreuse, Navy Blue and Cherry Red

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The APOLLO monza aluminium column radiator is a modern contemporary design available in over 80 sizes, both vertical and horizontal. Any bespoke size can be made up on site. Delivery to merchants is within 3 days. Like all apollo radiators it is manufactured in Europe, in this case Italy. The monza aluminium column radiator is ideally suited to low temperature renewable systems, incorporating heat pumps and underfloor heating. Unlike most aluminium radiators it relies on waterways to conduct heat, the design and technology is patented, and also suited to high pressure systems. The monza aluminium column radiator is half the weight of steel column radiators, and available at a similar price. There are 46 colour options available within 7 days, the standard colour being ral 9016 white, available in 3 days. The APOLLO roma classic steel column radiators come in a wide range of sizes. Fusion welded sections manufactured in Italy with the latest technology and 10 year guarantee. Over 150 sizes are available in 3 working days for white and a selection of 46 different colours in 7 days.

APOLLO radiators is one of the leading independent distributors of radiators and towel rails in the UK. At apollo radiators the emphasis is on quality, available from stock. APOLLO radiators distribute throughout the UK to a wide range of independent merchants, as well as the national merchant groups. •30•

Picture Perfect Hanging Systems Picture Hanging Systems Ltd design, manufacture, supply and install all kinds of systems for hanging pictures. They evolved from the fringes of picture framing to become a sucessful supplier of picture hanging systems. Picture Hanging Systems LTD supply picture hanging systems ranging from lightweight contemporary minimalist designs for homes, offices, and exhibition halls, to Victorian-era inspired systems for hanging heavy old masters in museams and galleries. Their hanging systems, once installed, allow the removal and installation of pictures by curators and managers as they please, all without the need to bring out the electric drill, polyfilla and emulsion all over again.

found that Curators and Managers “...we of museums and galleries here were as

delighted to use it as we were to sell it. Their lives suddenly became much easier. Instead of having to screw individual paintings to the wall, they could now display them on a temporary basis in a professional manner. They also had to buy a lot less Polyfilla and paint. We have now evolved our own Beta system which takes in all the strengths of the Boyer system. For a full explanation see the hanging systems page.

They can also supply a multitude of accessories including low volatage lighting systems, display panels, installation service, and boast same day dispatch for over two thirds of orders.


APOLLO roma classic steel column radiators come in a wide range of sizes. Fusion welded sections manufactured in Italy with the latest technology and a 10 year guarantee. Over 150 sizes are available in white within 3 working days and a selection of 46 different colours are available in just 7 working days.

roma classic vertical and horizontal wall mounted and freestanding steel column radiators

Combination Of Luxury And Longevity Make Sylka™ Carpets The Perfect Floor Covering Combination of luxury and longevity make SYLKA™ Carpets the perfect floor covering When choosing a new carpet for your home or project you want a product that combines both elegance and luxury with durability and longevity – with SYLKA™ Carpets you get exactly that. SYLKA™ has been developed using the innovative NuSilk™ fibre system which replicates the delicate aesthetic qualities of natural silk, but unlike natural silk, it retains its beauty and delicate touch after cleaning and can also be spot cleaned without leaving a watermark. Thanks to the unique microfiber from which NuSilk™ is derived, SYLKA™ delivers both silk-like luxury and delicacy with zero fibre loss, easy maintenance and a commercial grading that makes it equally at home in luxury mansions and yachts as busy corporate and hospitality venues. Endorsed by internationally-known interior designers Kelly Hoppen and Nicky Haslam, and specified by luxury yacht manufacturers, the SYLKA™ collection comes in a variety of natural shades to compliment any living space, super yacht, office, hotel or luxury retail outlet. Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves, from Hill House Interiors, who have specified SYLKA™ for numerous projects said: “We love working with SYLKA™ - not only is their product and


service exceptional – it has a wonderfully luxurious quality that appeals to the senses. We are currently using it yachts, country mansions and penthouse apartments. Our clients not only enjoy the look and feel of the carpet but love its practicality too.” Kelly Hoppen is also full of praise for the innovative product: “With the lustre of finest silk and a touch of softness, this unique carpet ticks all the boxes, from its good looks to its practicality. And the colours are so me.” Its new Elegance range in long pile available in seven new colours, and super fine Cashmere in six new colour-ways, complement SYLKA™’s existing range including Royale, Opulence, Velour, Pinstripe, Fine Line and Rib. Distributed worldwide from offices in London and Dubai, SYLKA™ is also available as unique and bespoke luxury rugs, made to order and created by our specialist craftsman using fine marquetry work. With its unique cleaning qualities, value for money, and most importantly its luxurious look and feel, SYLKA™ has been described as the most innovative and unique flooring covering to be produced in the last decade. To specify SYLKA™ in your home or project, or to simply find out more about this innovative product, contact us now on 0208 314 2477, email or enquire online at

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Quartzforms QUARTZFORMS engineered solid surface is the evolution of stone into a perfect form, going one step further than natural stone. Our product is the result of the most cutting-edge technological development, manufactured with precision engineering, innovation and quality using the exclusive Bretonstone® process. Its versatility, resistance, aesthetic performance, hygienic quality and easy maintenance have won the trust of architects and designers worldwide. Owned by an Italian family but located in Germany, QUARTZFORMS offers Italian design flair combined with German precision engineering. Exclusively available in the UK through QF Distribution Ltd, stocks over 50 designs/colours in the thicknesses of 12, 20 and 30mm in three finishes, Polished, Spacco and Opaco, are ready for dispatch. The QUARTZFORMS slabs benefit from many worldwide industry certifications which result in a 10 year warranty being offered relating to the performance of the surface. QUARTZFORMS enables their customers to benefit from the scratch, heat and stain resistance that comes with every QUARTZFORMS product. QUARTZFORMS will be available through selected national and regional fabricators and stonemasons, ensuring the highest standard of fabrication and surface for both domestic and commercial projects.

QUARTZFORMS Veined Michelangelo

QUARTZFORMS Absolute White

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Extraordinary surface QF Distribution Ltd welcomes it s latest ad d i t i o n, NEOL exten ITH, to i sive s ts tocke d por tfolio .

ESTATUARIO with revolutionary technology, NEOLITH Digital Design (NDD).


very so often a new material comes along that lights up the industry and brings new and exciting possibilities to kitchen design and designers. NEOLITH, which is available in the UK by QF Distribution Ltd, is one of those products. QF Distribution Ltd (QFD) will stock over 15 surface finishes in a size of 3200 x 1500 x 12mm to include solid colours and stimulating designs. Ideal for use as worktops, splashbacks and floors tiles, NEOLITH is a sintered compact surface and belongs to a new and revolutionary product category that has been designed to work with the most challenging architectural and design demands. Composed from elements that are 100% natural, the use of extreme high pressure and temperature has been used to create a surface that is highly resistant to scratches, abrasions and high temperatures. Its colour is also UV protected and will not fade when in contact with direct sunlight. Confident that the strength and longevity of the product will outweigh more traditional materials on the market, it is backed up by a 15-year certified guarantee for kitchen countertops. For more information on QFD’s new range visit, email or call 01245 243929.


NEOLITH Basalt Grey


APOLLO roma classic steel column radiators come in a wide range of sizes. Fusion welded sections manufactured in Italy with the latest technology and a 10 year guarantee. Over 150 sizes are available in white within 3 working days and a selection of 46 different colours are available in just 7 working days.

roma classic vertical and horizontal wall mounted and freestanding steel column radiators



Every so often a new material comes along that lights up the industry and brings new and exciting possibilities to kitchen design and designers. NEOLITH from THESIZE now distributed in the UK by QF Distribution Ltd is one of those products. QFD will stock over 15 surface finishes in a size of 3200mm x 1500m x 12mm to include solid colours and stimulating designs. NEOLITH is a sintered compact surface and belongs to a new and revolutionary product category born in the last decade with the aim of providing an innovative response to the most demanding architectural and design demands. NEOLITH manufacture state-of-the-art products  that combine functionality and beauty, new materials that define the future of construction. NEOLITH can be used in a variety of ways, including worktops, splash backs and floor tiles. NEOLITH is an extreme evolution which has resulted in a new kind of surface previously non-existent and is composed from three groups which are 100% natural based elements. This backed up by a 15 years certified guarantee for kitchen countertops. The sintering technology that THESIZE has developed to create NEOLITH uses a combination of extreme high pressure and temperature, giving birth to a surface with unique technical features, such as highly resistant to scratches and abrasions and high temperatures and colours that do not change with exposure to UV rays.

ESTATUARIO with revolutionary technology, NEOLITH Digital Design (NDD)


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NEOLITH Basalt Grey



Made in Germany, QUARTZFORMS is scratch, heat and stain resistant, making it an ideal choice for use in kitchens and bathrooms.

QUARTZFORMS Absolute White

Precision Engineering Engineered stone specialist QUARTZFORMS offers Italian flair combined with German manufacturing. QUARTZFORMS Veined Michelangelo

Available in 12, 20, and 30mm thicknesses, QF Distribution Ltd offers three finishes - Polished, Spacco, Opaco - ideal for creating stylish worktops, tiles and splashbacks.

QUARTZFORMS Veined Africa With over 50 styles in stock, QUARTZFORMS has created a range of aesthetically appealing surfaces, which offer an equal balance between classical elegance and contemporary style.



uilding a brand and establishing trust in your product is never an easy process, especially when you are not first to market,” explains Richard Barrett, sales director of QF Distribution, the exclusive distributor of QUARTZFORMS. “But, nearly two years on, I can confidently say that QUARTZFORMS has established itself in the UK market and we are increasing sales month on month.” But, in a competitive market what makes this product stand out from the crowd? Richard believes the product's success lies in its advanced engineering techniques found in QUARTZFORMS’ German manufacturing facilities. “We use a 93% pure quartz compound. It is one of nature's hardest minerals,” explains Richard. “But, to make this superior product even better, we take this natural material on step further. Thanks to the Bretonstone® patented vacuum vibro-compression system, the machine gives the material a high-impact resistance and a dense, compacted surface finish, which can't be guaranteed with natural stone. We also use 36 polishing heads to create a higher gloss level and consistent, high quality finish.” This high level of manufacturing has resulted in a wide range of innovative scratch, heat and stain resistant designs taking the KBB industry by storm. And, with over 50 designs in stock and readily available from Essex-based QF Distribution Ltd, it is clear to see why QUARTZFORMS designs are proving popular with KBB designers, architects and retailers. Richard Barrett adds, “At QF Distribution Ltd we aim to meet the needs of industry professionals with an old-fashioned approach to doing business. To us, every one of our customers is a VIP.” For more information on QUARTZFORMS or to request a sample, visit or call 01245 243929.


Everything but the Kitchen Sink from BA Components Award winning furniture and components manufacturer BA Components are renowned for quality, sustainability and durability. Always seeking ways to lead the way in innovation, they have brought us a brand new concept they are branding as ‘Complete’ by BA. Designed to make ordering components for fast and simple kitchen assembly easier than ever before, BA are combining the handiness of their ClicBox carcass with the ready availability of their Pronto doors and complimenting both of these with ready assembled, ready to go Hettich drawer boxes and hinges.

mussel new to the Zurfiz collection there is something to suit all tastes.

Apart from the sink and worktop it truly is ‘complete’ and to add even more value, they’ll dispatch it within 48 hours.

BA are always striving to offer the best product with a wide range of options and off course, great customer service for all their dealers.

Available to order on BA’s interactive on-line ordering system-BA Live, early interest has been brisk and growing every day as BA dealers appreciate and realize the benefit in time, productivity and ultimately their bottom line. Sales and Marketing Director for BA Components tells us “ We are very excited to bring ‘Complete’ by BA to the market. We feel it is going to be a huge success as it will bring so many benefits to dealers” ‘Complete’ will complement the other BA brands, Bella, Zurfiz, Pronto and Clicbox, giving dealers the best choice on the market. BA have not only brought is the new ‘Complete’ range but they have recently launched their brand new bedroom brochure. Bigger and better than ever before with brand new colours, the unveiling of a new brochure is always an exciting time for BA components as it generates a big buzz and for all their dealers. The seven new colours are across Bella and Zurfiz and there is one new style that looks stunning and all complimented by a wide range of matching accessories to make the bedroom truly your own. With Ultragloss cashmere, Ultragloss light grey and Ultragloss


In the Bella collection there are four new fantastic colours with Burnt Oak, Matt Cashmere, Matt Dove Grey and San Remo Rustic.

For more information visit or email marketing@ W14 Exhibition Success We want to thank everyone who visited us at W14 at the NEC in Birmingham. A big congratulations to all those who took part in the ClicBox Challenge, especially to those who beat BA Barry with his competitive 30 second time. The overall winner beat Barry by a staggering 16 seconds and is now enjoying a day at Silverstone racetrack. This shows you just how quickly a kitchen carcass can be constructed saving you time and energy. Your business can benefit greatly from the ClicBox brand as it is a core element of the new, clever Complete by BA range. This package is: • • • •

Up to 5 times quicker assembly Clic cabinets for tool-less assembly Pre assembled drawers including all fittings Pre drilled doors & drawer fronts

Available to order now on the BA Live ordering system, Complete By BA will be dispatched within 48 hours.

future proof your home

A lift to

3 Space-saving with a remarkably

small footprint for a lift that can carry 2 people with a 250kg capacity

3 Practical & affordable alternative to moving house if the stairs become too much

3 Stylish & elegant with

customisable features and finishes to suit your needs

3 Can be fitted neatly into a corner or against the wall

3 No lift shaft required so easy installation with minimal building work

3 30 minute fire protection between

floors whether the lift is in the up or down position - an essential safety feature for a through floor lift

3 Meets the requirements of

British Standards where applicable

3 Manufactured in Knutsford, Cheshire, meaning short lead times and reliable national service and spares support

To find out more and request a brochure contact us on:

0800 247 1811

Terry Group Ltd. Longridge Trading Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8PR or visit: email:

Home Designer and Architect - November 2014  
Home Designer and Architect - November 2014