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4 Architecture Essentials 16 Recent Projects 18 KBB 30 Heating 40 Interiors

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is enjoying great success with two of its latest surface materials, especially among architects, interior designers and furniture makers in the residential sector. New and exclusive to James Latham in the UK, the Allure range truly unique, real stone laminate. Allure includes an extensive palette of high-gloss bold and vibrant acrylic colours as well as a high-gloss wood grain. There’s also a stylish mirror laminate and a choice of rough-cut and brushed oak, smoked and stained veneers. Plus, there’s a range of eco-friendly reconstituted veneers in patterns such as Rosewood and Ebony, with its unmistakable very dark heartwood and characteristic streaks, giving the veneer a distinctive and striking appearance.

Another surface material being offered exclusively in the UK by James Latham is HIF Finesse, a revolution in conventional timber veneer panelling which gives dimension, depth and texture to an otherwise flat surface. With a mixture of contemporary designs and patterns - inspired by the flowing, dynamic shapes of the natural elements - HIF Finesse offers a range of eleven embossed MDF panels, each supplied with its own unique textured finish. Faces range from Italian Alpi engineered-veneer in colours including Ebony, Walnut and Light Oak, through to Oak and Walnut real wood-veneers. Plus, there is a paintable foil finish available. Manufactured in Germany, the panels are produced by applying 100,000 tonnes of pressure per square metre in a specialist press, forming the unique appearance of HIF-Finesse which would have an otherwise flat surface. In addition,

HIF-Finesse is also available in curved panels, with a matching range of edgings. HIF Finesse is available from James Latham in profiles and thicknesses from 1050 x 2450 x 18/21mm, 635 x 2450 x 21mm, 1270 x 3135 x 21mm, depending on the pattern and panels are held in stock at James Latham’s nine UK-wide panel sites. Chris Sutton, managing director of James Latham commented, “We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and both the Allure and HIF Finesse ranges have already made a big impact within the A&D sector. James Latham now offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions, all available from one supplier, and directly from stock at all nine of our nationwide panel distribution sites.“

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Nanotech Coatings UK Limited will introduce a Reinvention of Ireland Markets in Early 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that it has created a next generation concrete roof tile which incorporates the energy saving, mould/ mildew/bacteria resistance, and UV resistance qualities of the Company’s well established Nansulate® product line into a premium concrete roof tile product, applied at the tile manufacturer’s factory during the production process is protected by US & international patents and patents industry in the United Kingdom & Ireland in early 2014 and distributed by Nanotech Coatings UK Limited. Nanotech Coatings UK Ltd Managing Director Kevin Buchler stated, “We will be teaming up with some of the most dominant UK & Ireland roof tile manufacturers to market a product that many of them consider to be a paradigm shift in the industry, a disruptive technology. The roof, is resistant to the growth of unsightly mold/mildew/ bacteria which plagues roofs throughout the southeast… without using a toxic moldicide… and incorporates leading edge UV resistant technology that protects the original brilliance of the tile color and therefore the aesthetics of the home. By lowering the maintenance costs of the roof tile with the “stay clean” qualities and increasing the energy that pays for itself.” Per leading industry analysts, concrete roof tile demand manufacturing in the UK is projected to be 125.5 million square meters of roof tile per year by 2016 and 135.5 million square metres of roof tile per year by 2021. For more information and regular updates, visit:

Nansulate® was approved in terms of the European building construction standards in the European Union from the UNI EN ISO 8990:1999 tests, in relation to Ltd has also been provided with a contract with the British use of the product being coating for use on internal walls and ceilings, and external walls in residential dwellings for application over internal plaster and external render. Nanotech Coatings UK is accepting orders and product inquiries now. For more information regarding Nansulate® coatings please visit About Nanotech Coatings UK Limited 20 years of experience within the residential, industrial, commercial and retail property sectors. The company has an extensive client base, as well as ongoing contact with major developers, industrial companies, and other wellestablished organisations within the property development industry, and enjoys the support from seasoned property experts in understanding the implications of economic and environmental challenges on business initiatives. About Nansulate® Nansulate® is Industrial Nanotech Inc.’s patented product line of award winning, specialty coatings containing a nanotechnology based material and which are welldocumented to provide the combined performance qualities of thermal insulation, corrosion prevention, resistance to mold growth, UV resistance and lead encapsulation in an environmentally safe, water-based, coating formulation. The Nansulate® Product Line provides solutions to industrial, commercial, government, and residential clients, and focusing not only on the professional market, buy also DIY (Do-it-yourself) markets. t6t

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...plates chosen to enhance the Regency splendour of Angel House. Angel House in Hove has been lovingly restored whilst maintaining its Regency period features and grand interiors. Owner Phil Haiseldon is undertaking a labour of love to bring the property back to its former glory and transform it into an exclusive

décor. We didn’t want the plates to patient, and sympathetic towards my shout out. We were looking for a simple requests, helping me realise my vision plate with an ageless quality. So we for this interior.” chose the Ambassador polished brass, supplied un-lacquered, so they will dull and look old quite quickly.”

The ceilings are high, and walls have an authentic pastel colour scheme that co-ordinates well with the brass, which features not only on the Ambassador were chosen to complement the electrical accessories, but also on the period details and were supplied in unlacquered polished brass. Phil wanted features. The brass plates are in all the rooms and hallways, and are often interiors and the un-lacquered brass placed beside beautiful large cast iron radiators. plate gaining its own patina over time. It is only in the bridal suit, a light room, The Focus SB Bespoke service which has a very unusual wall mounted was also used to manufacture patterned plaster canopy over the bedunique plates to match the standard head, where Focus SB’s clear Prism Ambassador range. These included plates have been used. circular sockets, push button dimmers, AV points and bespoke oversized light Phil added: “I didn’t want the rococo switch plates containing toggle both style wall paper being interrupted by switches and dimmers. the electrical sockets so I went for Phil said: “We wanted sockets and switches to complement the Regency Focus SB have been so helpful, so stunning conference facility.


Angel House sits opposite the Angel Peace Statue in Hove and is part of a series of terraced houses called Brunswick Terrace, which were designed by architect Charles Busby in 1823 in the Regency New Town. At this time Brighton and Hove was well on the way to becoming a fashionable seaside resort.

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Glass Balustrade makes to holiday home Have you ever wished you had installed the right product, at the balustrading experience at his recently-built luxury holiday home on the exposed West Highland coast in Scotland illustrates why most extreme locations. The Wire Balustrade System was not Frustrated by the poor performance of his original wire balustrading that went rusty after just a few months, Alistair replaced it with a clear glass balustrade from Balcony Systems. And now he’s delighted!

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Singleton door style launched by Kitchen Door Workshop New door style Singleton in an Olive finish

Providing its customers with even more choice when it comes to eclectic styles, the online replacement door specialist, Kitchen Door Workshop has created the new Singleton door and drawer option. Noticing the trend for kitchens that sit somewhere between traditional and modern styles, Singleton has been designed with beautiful yet restrained detailing. The outer routed double line edging and central deep panel with a plain square edge, gives it a classic nod, whilst its precise corners and linear styling give it a modern and fresh appeal. Quite simply, Ticehurst offers a great option for those that to update their kitchen quickly and simply with a traditional but unfussy look.

The high quality Singleton door is available as a replacement door or drawer front and comes in a

wide range of sizes. It’s also available in numerous finishes including paintable vinyl, silk finishes, textured grain and painted timber effect options. Offering a competitive option for updating a kitchen, a Singleton door in an Olive finish measuring H71.5xW49.6xD1.8cm retails from £24.95 including VAT. The new door style will be unveiled at the kbb exhibition 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham 2-5th March 2014. For further details on the Kitchen Door Workshop please call 0845 643 1928 or visit The Kitchen Door Workshop showroom is located at the Millers Yard, Straight Half Mile, Maresfield, East Sussex, TN22 3AY.

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"This is a very proud moment for us.

People thought we were mad venturing into an industry dominated by huge corporations especially when we had limited experience in the kitchen industry."

UK business Krushr plc, designer and manufacturer of the Household Recycling Compactors has been nominated as a finalist in the ‘Kitchen Product Innovation of the Year’ category at the prestigious national awards, organised by kbbreview, the UK’s leading business-to-business magazine for the industry. Martin Preen, Managing Director for Krushr, says “This is a very proud moment for us. People thought we were mad venturing into an industry dominated by huge corporations especially when we had limited experience in the kitchen industry. Being a relatively small team we came across many challenges along the route from the hundreds of initial prototypes through to our recent launch and distribution in the US so this nomination alone is tribute to the hard work and dedication of our British entrepreneurs, designers and manufacturers.” Krushrs’ aspiration was to invent a household appliance which introduced a “green” consciousness to everyday life, one which would encourage every householder to recycle their waste. Their mission was to help individuals reduce their carbon footprint thereby saving energy, reducing raw material extraction and help combat climate change. Krushr set out to ensure the invention had other benefits too. They recognised it needed to be a smart appliance which could be seamlessly and beautifully integrated into a kitchen environment helping to keep it clutter free, it had to be able to segregate different types of recycling waste, they wanted it to be able to crush the waste to a fifth of its size and store four times more than a normal bin. They wanted the consumer to benefit from fewer trips to the outside bins. Ultimately their long term aim is to see a benefit pass on to refuse authorities being able to collect more volume less frequently. A credible nomination.


Tim Wallace, editor of kbbreview says: “This year marks a landmark 20 years of the biggest awards event in the industry, and we’re delighted to have kicked off the celebrations accordingly with a record number of entries. “As always the standard of submissions has been incredibly high and the judging process, already renowned for its rigor, has been revised to reflect this. As such, we would like to extend our special congratulations to Krushr on being nominated as a finalist in their category, and wish them the very best of luck.” Winners will be announced by the traditional opening of an envelope at the glittering, black tie gala dinner taking place on Tuesday 4th March 2014 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. w w w. k r u s h r. c o m

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Sensio Lighting is pleased to announce its attendance at KBB Birmingham 2014 which takes place from 2nd – 5th March, in Hall 20, Stand number L85.

fluorescent light. The collection includes the SLS Surface/ Recessed Lights and the Connex Strip Light, which are available in warm white and cool white colour temperatures.

As a market leader of kitchen & bedroom lighting solutions and a company that’s established a reputation for developing awardwinning, innovative LED lighting solutions that are of the highest quality, it’s only appropriate that Sensio has a strong presence at KBB Birmingham, one of the most prominent trade shows in the industry.

To further highlight the company’s enthusiasm for innovation, Sensio will be exhibiting a number of its newest kitchen lighting solutions such as its DuoFlex Flexible Strip Light and the Illuminated Glass Cabinet Base and Illuminated Handle Profile.

This year, Sensio’s 105m² stand will feature some of its newest lighting solutions, allowing visitors to interact with and understand each concept and product Developer Darcey Wood will also be on hand to answer questions. Sensio will be showcasing its new range of bedroom lighting solutions which feature the pioneering rechargeable LithiumIon Battery, a concept that’s new to the UK lighting market. The battery has a high energy density, allowing it to run for approximately 8 months between charges (based on 2.5 minutes usage per day) and is charged via a USB outlet. The stand will also feature Sensio’s new SLS (Surface Light Source) range of lighting solutions. The SLS fittings contain a high number of LED’s which aren’t visible and provide all the benefits associated with standard LED’s, but emit a diffused beam that’s similar to a halogen or

The lighting specialist will also be demonstrating its new RGBW concept, a state-of-theart development that allows for a high output white LED chip to be integrated in the RGB flexible strip. Furthermore, Sensio also has plans to launch a brand new product that’s been designed in the UK at the show, but for now, it’s being kept completely under wraps. Managing Director Michael Linsky says “KBB Birmingham provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate what our company’s all about and also to showcase our latest products. We’re keen to learn from our customers so that we can improve our product range year after year and we always receive plenty of valuable feedback from the show.” Register here to receive your free admission voucher for KBB Birmingham, and to express interest in Sensio. For further details on Sensio, please visit or call 0845 5919 691.

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A young mum with three little girls. Esther Taylor was given the brief to create a modern sleek kitchen with classic colouring. Esther created a grey and white high gloss kitchen with an accent colour of purple which was used for the splashback and peninsular. The worktop is caesarstone. She chose an easy to clean porcelain tile on the floor and a high gloss finish on the kitchen units, also for ease of cleaning with lots of sticky fingers around! There was a garage adjacent to this room which was not being used so Esther knocked through an opening between the garage and soon to be kitchen. The property is situated on a hill and therefore the floor level is 40cm lower than kitchen - by adding 2 steps, Esther was able to make this work whilst maintaining an extra high ceilings in the snug room. She then introduced a pocket door between the 2 rooms thus giving the client the option to close the room o or have it open plan. The basic pallet of grey and white was followed through to the snug room although warmer textures were used in this room including a grey carpet and a grey textured wallpaper The follow on of palette links both of these rooms directly to each other creating a space where there are two rooms that can also be used individually or as one


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The Esther Taylor Design marble bathroom: The brief was hotel glamour. It is fitted with beautiful solid slab of Carrara marble. It was cut down to 90cm squares on the floor and bigger panels for the walls. Great emphasis was placed on matching up the veining when setting it out. As a result, it now looks like one continuous piece. The fittings are Villeroy and Boch. The total cost of the bathroom is in the region of £28,000. If you need further brands for the bathroom they are:


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HEATEC EV INCREASES PRODUCT RANGE Heatec can trace its origins back more than 25 years to a group of designers and engineers who set about solving the then difficult problem of heating sensitive areas whilst ensuring that the young and the elderly where not put at risk. A control unit was developed and patented which gained wide acceptance with local councils responsible for care homes, colleges for student lodgings, the heating of public places and for areas requiring maintained environments such as National Trust buildings and similar.

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The Heatec range of Cast Iron Radiators has been enhanced by the inclusion of three new models to Heatec’s European manufactured ranges of Cast Iron. The Imperial Victorian range now includes heights of 430mm, 580mm, and 980mm as standard, as well as the original 680mm high model. Additionally 5 column, 3 column and 2 column Cast Iron Victorian Radiators are available on request. The very popular Bohemia range has seen the new 990mm high Radiator added to the standard range. Imperial Victorian Electric radiator

BUT offered for the first time is the NEW Designer range of BOHEMIA RETRO Cast Iron Radiators at 640mm high with traditionally patterned cast iron surface suitable for traditional buildings and very modern designer homes The development of refurbishment projects bringing new life to old warehouses and other traditional buildings covered by Class1 and Class 2 preservation orders has been helped by the use of Heatec electric radiators thus minimising the damage to buildings infrastructure. Bohemia Retro

Heatec continues to develop with its latest ranges of Radiators which now include Chrome Plated Radiators and Towel Rails, a new range of designer Cast Aluminium Radiators and Traditional European Cast Iron Radiators.

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Recent additions include the EV range of Electric Radiators and Panel Heaters manufactured by our Spanish partner and available with both oil filled types and with dry elements. These Radiators can be remotely controlled and offer up to 40% energy saving.

Many Heatec Radiators are also available for use in wet systems - oil and gas fired – together with accessories. A conversion service is also offered for customers own radiators (subject to quality – not second-hand). PROJECTS have included – The Scottish Parliament, Chartwell (home of Winston Churchill), Fountains Abbey, The Argory (in Northern Ireland), Stonehill Manor (Worcestershire), The Vine, Ightham Moat, MOD Cat.3 Buildings, St.Giles Cathedral, Portsmouth Boys School, Snows Hill Manor Broadway, and many others. (NB. Heatec EV is a registered Brand Name licensed to Heating Direct Limited) Digitally Controlled Towel Rails with 7 day timers

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DANFOSS LAUNCHES NEW COMMERCIAL HEAT PUMP WITH EVEN BETTER PERFORMANCE As part of its commitment to innovation in heat pump design, Danfoss has launched the new DHP-R Eco, a light commercial ground source heat pump that boasts greater performance and efficiency and helps to reduce running costs. The new heat pump's excellent performance is the result of Danfoss’ specially developed cooling circuit, coupled with a new design of compressor, new refrigerant and the latest generation heat exchanger. In addition, it features an in-built hot gas exchanger and a new electronic expansion valve, which further enhance its performance. Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss, said: “Our market leading light commercial heat pump just got even better. The large amount of energy it saves makes DHP-R Eco ideal for use in many different applications and we expect it to be popular for small housing schemes or large-scale projects, and particularly within the public sector. Against a backdrop of rising energy costs, the DHP-R eco is just what customers with light commercial projects are looking for.” DHP-R Eco has nine control circuits for heating/ cooling, which means that it can be adjusted to suit all types of property and heating system. Available in 22, 26, 33 and 42 kW sizes, it can be cascade-connected to up to eight machines, achieving a total output of up to 336 kW. An intelligent controller monitors the whole system, including heat pumps, cooling, hot water and an internet monitoring facility provides the user with the reassurance via SMS or email in the unlikely event that a fault should occur. This makes the DHP-R Eco ideal for anyone who wishes to control the heat pump system remotely. These new features, together with the high level of reliability and superior level of functionality ensure this next generation model can compete with the best on the world stage. Danfoss has almost 40 years of experience in producing some of the world’s leading heat pump. For more information, visit the website


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Trend Group Joins Kohler Co To Form Sustainable Partnership Trend Group, a leading international manufacturer and distributor of glass mosaic tiles and agglomerates headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, has partnered with Wisconsin-based Kohler Co to further each company’s eco-friendly mission of keeping unnecessary waste out of landfill. With this collaboration, Kohler, a forward-thinking leader in plumbing products, will provide pre-consumer porcelain from its bath and sink manufacturing to be re-purposed for the production of Trend’s newest line of exclusive agglomerate surfaces, at its Sebring, Florida plant.

waste porcelain out of landfill. The finished product is an incredibly unique and durable surface that is universally appealing and earthfriendly, as a versatile option for home and commercial improvement projects. The new porcelain surfaces are nonporous and incredibly resistant to stains, scratches and heat, helping to ensure lifetime usage of these products. These materials will also be marketed and installed through Trend’s global home improvements franchise, Granite Transformations, which will back them with a lifetime warranty.

This two-year partnership has resulted in the creation of Trend agglomerate products that are made with up to 51% of recovered Kohler porcelain, along with recycled glass and granite, a cooperative effort that has already kept nearly one million pounds of

“Trend Group is proud to partner with Kohler, incorporating its unused materials into our exclusive products to create stylish and dependable surfaces for building and remodelling projects,” says Danny Hanlon, COO of Trend GB and Granite Transformations. “This


collaboration mirrors our mission to be one of the world’s largest producers of decorative glass and agglomerate surfaces, using advanced technology to create inspiring materials that make for for beautiful and sustainable environments.” Long before it became fashionable, Trend Group, which has its UK headquarters in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet’s resources. Trend products are thus designed specifically to consume fewer raw materials and to have extended durability. Its innovative agglomerate surfaces require 60% less raw material and incorporate both geologic waste and recycled glass that would otherwise be destined for landfill, with more than three

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pounds of recycled glass already repurposed into decorative products. Trend’s development of new product lines sets industry benchmarks for the use of postconsumer recycled content in agglomerate and glass tile products, reaching levels as high as 78%. The Group’s manufacturing facilities were designed with sophisticated recycling systems that significantly reduce water consumption and the proliferation of pollutants, while the consumption and cost of packaging materials has been reduced through the use of recycled or reusable packaging. Most of the product lines are created with a low carbon emission manufacturing process using recycled materials whenever possible. Trend collaborates with the world’s leading environmental

organizations, architects and designers to promote sustainable building practices and its product lines contribute measurably to LEED Green Building Council ratings, based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. This outlook is also evident in Trend’s global franchise network, Granite Transformations, which is known for its ability to install products over existing kitchen and bathroom surfaces in as little as a day. The unique installation process eliminates the need for demolition during the remodelling process, keeping unnecessary waste out of landfill. Granite Transformations is recognized for its exclusive line of granite-based surfaces, crafted to be stronger and more durable than traditional granite slab, and for its

recycled glass product line, made with up to 72% post-consumer tempered glass. All Granite Transformations work surface and mosaic makeover products are manufactured by the Trend Group. “We applaud Trend and Granite Transformations for seeking ways to create materials that can sustain the test of time,” says Rob Zimmerman, Kohler’s Senior Channel Manager of Sustainability. “Kohler’s alliance with these companies is consistent with our business model to maintain the highest standards of manufacturing products, while being environmentally conscious.” For further information, telephone 0800 044 5395 or contact Trend GB, 28 Decimus Park, Kingstanding Way, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3GP, email



‘Sensible perspective during a heated market’ Ashton Rose outlines key considerations for buyers of London property in 2014 -Go Central, spot value and consider new build-

Ashton Rose, the independent boutique property consultancy specialising in the sale and acquisition of premium properties in London, today highlights the key considerations for prospective buyers of London property in 2014, in a market with a much contested future. With house prices in central London up 37% since 2005 and over 10% in 2013 alone, some see continued potential for growth in the market. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors predict sales in 2014 reaching a record level, with 76pc more surveyors expecting sales to increase, the highest reading since 1998. This is supported by expectations of longer term sustained growth with a number of property companies pointing to a golden era of London property generating a further 25% growth over the next 5 years. Others anticipate an inevitable correction, speculating on a pause in international demand, a new mansion tax or a sterling crisis forcing sales and a fall in prices. Inessa Falina, Head of Property Services at Ashton Rose, offers 3 key considerations for prospective buyers of London property in 2014, to avoid any short term bubble and generate long term value growth: 1. CENTRAL - Westminster, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Holland Park and riverside locations in central London. Whilst prices have risen and should continue to rise in these areas, they are historically the first to bounce back from any market correction.

2. VALUE OPPORTUNITIES – Whilst central London properties are often perceived as being the luxury of the very wealthy, opportunities to buy affordable properties in zone 1 still exist. Elephant and Castle still offers an offplan flat from £750 per square foot. 3. NEW BUILD FLEXIBILITY – Whilst modern design newbuild properties often sell themselves, these also offer potential owners a variety of financing packages in the early stages of development, giving the buyer cash flow flexibility whilst guaranteeing them their London property equity. Against traditional properties they often offer far greater flexibility in terms of lay out structure and design. Commenting on the considerations Inessa Falina said ”Whilst many speculate one way or another on which way the market is going, our message is simple; we see London property as a long term fantastic growth opportunity which is why it is now an accepted global asset class. Nevertheless we advise clients to consider these points to ensure that their property provides the perfect investment or home for their long term needs.”


Choose the right fireplace with English Fireplaces When it comes to choosing a fireplace, the team at English Fireplaces are experienced, friendly and knowledgeable. Here, they share with us their Top 6 Recommendations 1. Before you start any research, carefully measure your chimney breast and fire opening. This will affect your choice of surround and you may wish to explore if your preferred retailer offers a bespoke service. 2. When choosing a fireplace don’t worry too much about matching the fireplace to the period of your home. In our experience, your choice is more important than historical authenticity. As long as the surround is an item of beauty and it fits in well with the rest of the room decor it is likely to create a stunning impact. 3. Have a site survey done by your chosen fitter before buying your surround. This will confirm all measurements are precise and ensure there are no practical barriers to your fireplace functioning successfully. 4. Always have your fire fitted by a registered installer, who can then issue you with a certificate of compliance. This will not only give you peace of mind but is often needed should you decide to sell your home. 5. Always place a carbon monoxide detector near to the fireplace and ideally also where people sleep. Carbon Monoxide is extremely dangerous in the unlikely event that a fire or chimney should malfunction. 6. If you have a chimney, it should be swept once a year. This ensures your fire remains safe and functioning to the highest standard possible. If you choose a gas fire, we recommend having it serviced once a year by a gas safe qualified engineer. t37t

RECENT PROJECTS LUXURY RIVERSIDE HOMES SAVE CARBON WITH INNOVATIVE GI ENERGY HEATING SYSTEM Ground Source Heat Pump system more efficient than conventional heating Luxury homes on the site of the famous Rafts Boathouse at Eton overlooking the River Thames and Windsor Castle are all to be heated by an innovative system that makes use of the heat stored naturally underground.

Andrew Corner, Business Development Director, GI Energy said: “The beauty of Ground Source Heat Pump systems is that they can be installed in almost any location – from countryside to inner city – and still deliver savings.

Each of the 13 apartments being built by Bewley Homes on the site once owned by the world’s most famous public school, Eton, will have their heat supplied by a shared Ground Source Heat Pump system that will result in substantial savings in carbon emissions per year.

“By exploiting the heat stored naturally underground, Ground Source Heat Pump systems both save on energy bills and reduce carbon footprints. On average they are four times as efficient as conventional central heating.

The £500,000 system is being installed and will be remotely monitored by GI Energy, the UK market leader in the design and installation of Ground Source Heat Pump systems, based in Coventry, UK. GI Energy pioneered the use of this renewable energy in the UK and to date has completed more than 200MW of installations in schools, universities, hospitals, commercial developments, police headquarters and housing.


“These are fantastic savings and the shrinking of carbon footprint is also impressive - all in a system that delivers heating in a clean format that can be individually controlled within each apartment. ”I am delighted that Bewley Homes has selected GI Energy to install the Ground Source Heat Pump system at Rafts Boathouse, and I am sure the future owners will enjoy their truly 21st century heating system.”

Luxury homes on the site of the famous Rafts Boathouse at Eton overlooking the River Thames and Windsor Castle are all to be heated by an innovative system that makes use of the heat stored naturally underground.

Andrew Corner, Business Development Director, GI Energy said: “The beauty of Ground Source Heat Pump systems is that they can be installed in almost any location – from countryside to inner city – and still deliver savings.

Each of the 13 apartments being built by Bewley Homes on the site once owned by the world’s most famous public school, Eton, will have their heat supplied by a shared Ground Source Heat Pump system that will result in substantial savings in carbon emissions per year.

“By exploiting the heat stored naturally underground, Ground Source Heat Pump systems both save on energy bills and reduce carbon footprints. On average they are four times as efficient as conventional central heating.

The £500,000 system is being installed and will be remotely monitored by GI Energy, the UK market leader in the design and installation of Ground Source Heat Pump systems, based in Coventry, UK. GI Energy pioneered the use of this renewable energy in the UK and to date has completed more than 200MW of installations in schools, universities, hospitals, commercial developments, police headquarters and housing.

“These are fantastic savings and the shrinking of carbon footprint is also impressive - all in a system that delivers heating in a clean format that can be individually controlled within each apartment. ”I am delighted that Bewley Homes has selected GI Energy to install the Ground Source Heat Pump system at Rafts Boathouse, and I am sure the future owners will enjoy their truly 21st century heating system.”



The Octa table by Bonaldo wins the Good Design Award The Octa table by Bonaldo has been awarded within the furniture category the prestigious Good Design Award, an international design award which is assigned to the most innovative products in the year. Set up in 1950, the Good Design Award is organised by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The winning products are displayed permanently within the Chicago Athenaeum. The name Octa derives from the Greek word Octo: eight, the number of legs that make up this table designed by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo, made of bent and welded metal rod. Inspired by the game of Mikado pick-up sticks, the Octo legs are, in fact, the true stars of the new project by Bartoli Design: they lend the table an unusual visual lightness, in addition to great solidity and stability. Octa is available in a broad variety of finishes, including the innovative ceramic table top (LaminamŽ) aording the highest performance levels. Octa is also available with a lacquered wood, solid wood or glass table top. The base is made of chromed or painted metal.



Unique Boutique The Red Cabinet Company specialises in directly sourcing one-off antique Chinese and Oriental furniture at very competitive prices. Some of the latest additions to this season’s collection include genuine antique Chinese wedding cabinets, lacquered chests, treasure boxes, sideboards, armoires, tables, chairs and Tibetan cabinets. Each item is unique and can complement either classical or contemporary interior design. Established in 2011, The Red Cabinet Company is owned by a large British engineering group. Its concept was born out of the owner’s passion for collecting Chinese antique furniture, as he frequently visits China on business. The Red Cabinet Company is therefore able to hand-select and directly source classic and antique Chinese and Oriental furniture (usually between 60 to 120 years old). This exquisite furniture embraces the traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail as seen throughout the collection. The collection can be viewed and purchased online or at Red Cabinet’s new showroom premises in Hastings, East Sussex. Typical pieces include Chinese and Tibetan cabinets, treasure boxes, sideboards, armoires, tables and chairs to complement both classical and contemporary interior designs. As each piece is unique, early viewing is advisable.

Chinese Tall Cabinet MC7, £499.80 155 x 74 x 45 cm

Chinese Red Treasure Box MISC5, £73 11 x 25 x 16 cm

Chinese Sideboard Flower Painted SB15 £940.80 82 x 174 x 42 cm

Tibetan Cabinet TC12 £264.60 68 x 45 x 33 cm

Tibetan Green Cabinet TC10, £264.60 66 x 44 x 17 cm

Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet LC15, £588.00 175 x 106 x 59 cm

Chinese Low Profile Table TBL4 £764.40 54 x 205 x 112 cm

Red Cabinet Company - Antique Oriental Furniture at Competitive Prices t41t


bB Design House Launches New Showroom in West London bB Design House is pleased to announce the launch of their new luxury showroom in West London. As leading home stagers, the company home staging service, the team pools together a wealth of over 30 years of experience in interior design to offer a showroom that stocks an extensive range of well known luxury brands of lighting, fabrics, furniture and home accessories from Villiers and Andrew Martin to India Jane and Ben Whistler, all at competitive prices. The new showroom is the must see destination for homeowners looking for a resource to browse for inspiration and purchase. There is a full and exclusive interior design service available in London and the surrounding areas and the team are also on hand to provide beautiful fully furnished packages to anyone relocating in London. The company takes on a personable approach and prides itself on its ability to provide highly individual schemes that are rich in character, full of exquisite detail and functional, with pieces extensively sourced to meet the most discerning of tastes.


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Timeless classics from Pastel Lane Pastel Lane combine classic design and rustic finishes to oer traditional home accessories that are made to look as if they have always been there. Bring the outside in with natural recycled glass bottles and handmade planters, or celebrate times gone by with their nostalgic crackle glazed apothecary vases and beautiful ceramics.

The soft grey colouring and rustic finishes of the country kitchen range is perfect for creating a homely country kitchen look. By adhering to a restful and muted colour palette, Pastel Lane’s careful selected products will sit perfectly in any home, whether the style is contemporary or traditional. t4t

21.01.14 — For Immediate Release

MOROSO MASTERS OF CRAFT is delighted to announce it is now an official stockist of Italian furniture manufacturers, Moroso. Known internationally for its distinctive style and innovative flair, Moroso has been producing a wealth of furnishings including sofas, lounge chairs and tables at its Udine factory since 1952.


Through a number of inspired collaborations, Moroso has been pushing the boundaries of modern design and have created some of the most memorable furnishings of the 20th century. From simple, versatile pieces like the Supernatural Chair from Ross Lovegrove, to more luxurious and elaborate designs like the My Beautiful Backside Sofa, the Moroso collection is as diverse as it is stylish. Moroso only work with the most respected designers, highly skilled craftsmen and the finest materials, which enable the company to maintain its reputation for exceptional quality and style. Key collaborators include Tom Dixon, Patricia Urquiola and Ron Arad – all of whom creative director Patrizia Moroso counts as close friends. It is this friendship, Patrizia believes, that make the collections as successful as they are. As an official partner, stock a wide range of Moroso furnishings, including the Fishbone collection of tables, the Supernatural Chair and the My Beautiful Backside Sofa, among many more. Discover behind the scenes at Moroso’s Udine factory in our blog, Masters of Craft. The Moroso collection is available to shop online now.

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Pulley Lamp A unique design together with Architect Alex Meitlis, custom made for NOPI restaurant in London, is now available for shops and distributors.

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Home Designer & Architect - February 2014  
Home Designer & Architect - February 2014