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Glazing Excellence


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Touch Ironmongery LTd 210 Fulham road, chelsea London SW10 9PJ

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stablished 33 years ago in October 1982, Touch Ironmongery is one of London’s leading ironmongers. Originally called “A Touch of Brass”, the firm changed their name in 2003 in reaction to slowly advancing market changes in architectural ironmongery which is no longer supplied solely in brass, and to also reflect the broader range of products and finishes that they sell. In fact today, Touch can supply a wide range of finishes including Brass, Satin Brass, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Copper, Bronze -solid and plated, BMA, Antique Brass, Black, Pewter, Ceramic, Leather, Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel, Gun Metal, and the list keeps growing. Whatever finish you require, Touch can help you get the right look. Touch occupy their recently refurbished showroom at 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea, where they display a vast range of their 5,000 products. With a customer base including Interior Designers, Builders and individuals who are interested in the top end of the

Ironmongery market, Touch mainly supply to residential premises but hotel and office properties also contribute to their vast clientele. The company also have a healthy export market to all corners of the world, namely the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Touch’s owner and founder, Bill Benham, has 33 years’ experience in the ironmongery trade, as do his colleagues Jim Haselup and Alan Blanchard. Saleem Qureshi is the newest member of our team and has 10 years’ experience, meaning their knowledge is unrivalled in this industry. The range of products supplied by Touch date from circa 1640 French (Louise XIV) and cover all subsequent periods (Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian), art deco and contemporary pieces also make up the product ranges. In addition, Touch showcases the very best of British manufacturing; the best ranges are still produced in the Midlands by craftsmen in factories dating back 200 years or more. Touch also sell European manufactured goods

which is considered to be of a very good quality and in recent years they have introduced some of the far eastern made products, albeit in a limited range but cost effective. With trends continuously evolving, new innovative products are constantly under development. Touch understand that keeping up with the fashion-shifts is imperative in order to provide every customer with the best solution for their requirements. Ironmongery can be a difficult and complicated aspect of a building project, as a result Touch aim to take this awkward aspect and make it user friendly and clear to understand by offering an onsite service where they carry out a detailed door by door, window by window, room by room Ironmongery schedule, highlighting all requirements and identifying any items that can be refurbished. Refurbishment is a large part of the business; Touch will undertake complete ironmongery refurbishment projects, and can restore old paint covered door furniture to their former glory, looking as new, at a fraction of the cost to replace.

For more information about Touch Ironmongery or to arrange a showroom visit please call 0207 351 2255 or alternatively visit

OLARIA BARCELONA has now come to London Olaria full range is now available from Touch Ironmongery. Olaria are manufacturers based in Barcelona. Est.1934. Suppliers of luxury hardware to the most emblematic buildings of Barcelona such as Casa Berenguer and Casa Mila of Architect Gaudi, Old Hotel Ritz, Hotel Avenida Palace, Hotel Majestic and many commercial and luxury buildings.

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Snickers ‘FLEXIWork’ Clothing Better Working Clothes That Really Make a Difference While Fabric, Functionality and Fit have always been hallmarks of Snickers’ working clothes, it’s the innovation and technology in the design of FLEXIWork garments that really sets them apart from other brands. They’re designed for fast-paced working environments with body-mapping designs that ensure superior freedom of movement on site. There’s Waterproof Jackets, Fleeces, T-shirts and Hoodies plus market-leading WorkTrousers made from a durable, stretch and rip-stop fabric and polyamide reinforcements. As well as fashionable looks, all these clothes are packed with comfort and functionality, specially designed for professional craftsmen who are always on the go, always delivering top class work and always a step ahead on site. Designed for professionals who rely on their gear in demanding environments, they’re a must for everyone who takes a pride in their work on site. To get more information on Snickers’ FLEXIWork working clothes, visit the website at where you can download a digital catalogue - or call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.


Schueco sliding doors:

form and function in perfect harmony


he moment you open a Schueco sliding door – whether it’s a straight slide, tilt-and-slide or fold-ing system – you know you’re dealing with quality. The solid feel of the frame and the effortless ease with which it glides open make that instantly clear. Which is what you’d expect from Schueco UK, the British subsidiary of Schüco International KG, one of Germany’s leading specialists in precision-engineered, made-to-measure aluminium products for the home.

And of course you’re also totally secure thanks to the option of a multi-point locking system that provides excellent resistance against intruders.

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RINNAI LAUNCHES INTO THE COMMERCIAL BOILER MARKETPLACE Rinnai has launched new products into the commercial gas-fired boiler marketplace with an initial introduction of three condensing models.


he new boilers, Germanm a n u fa c tu re d to h i g h specification in materials, build and components are built to last and offer high quality construction and engineering alongside top of the range energy efficiencies. The Rinnai Infinity condensing boiler range is available for natural gas and LPG operation and comes with innovative controls maximizing energy efficiencies through class-leading weather compensation technology. The Infinity boiler is A rated under the ErP directive, meaning customers can make an informed decision when purchasing. The Rinnai Infinity condensing boilers come in 50kW, 75kW and 100kW versions and are both maintenance and installer friendly. The appliances are accessed from the front and require minimal


space for installation, thus helping to reduce cost and time required on site. Some of the units also feature a fully removable pivoting heat exchanger and burner for easy inspection and cleaning. New combustion control technology also imbues the units with the capability to self-calibrate so avoiding manual setting and automatically adapts to suit the gas quality. The boilers also offer a range of ancillary options including pressurisation units, manifold pipework assemblies, mounting frames, heating system separators, boiler and water heater combination packs, ancillary control options, external temperature sensor
and advanced boiler controls. The 50kW, 75kW and 100kW versions all have an efficiency of 93%. The CGB-50 measures 855mm x 440mm x 393mm, while the CGB75 and CGB-100 both present at 1020mm x 565mm x 548mm.

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DESIGNER CONTRACTS INVESTS IN DESIGNER SHADES Designer Contracts - the UK’s largest flooring contractor - has invested more than £30,000 in specialist blind making machinery to manufacture blinds through the new arm of the business - designer shades. The machinery to produce Venetian and roller blinds is now set up and in operation at the company’s national distribution facility in Kettering. Peter Kelsey, md of Designer Contracts said : “This investment further enhances our central curtain making facility which enables us to manage the production process from start to finish.

“It means that we keep our costs as low as possible to the benefit of all our customers, underpinning our promise of supplying our range of products at the most competitive price, as well as improving lead times by using our in-house transport fleet for efficient and speedy deliveries.” The company offers a complete curtain and blind package. The curtain ranges start with an entry level Classic range, and is designed with buy-to-let customers in mind, offering affordable fabrics and accessories. Select presents a wide variety of fabric designs to suit buyers looking for exceptional value but plenty of choice. And finally the Supreme collection features lavish fabrics and accessories, targeted towards house buyers looking to add a touch of luxury to their home.

Said Peter: “When we created our curtain and blind service we had three key intentions. The first was to develop a wide range of high quality curtains and blinds, the second was to ensure our prices were set at a fraction of other custommade products, and last but not least, we wanted to provide our customers with the tools to help make the selling process easier.” Designer Contracts has an in-house design team that works tirelessly to maintain a range of fabrics and accessories, ensuring windows can be individually dressed to suit every home buyer’s requirement. Including tiebacks, tracks and curtain poles, which represent all tastes and budgets. The company operates across 12 UK regional facilities. As well as curtain and blind packs, the company provides furniture and lighting packs and operates a showhome design division. The company is also the UK’s largest provider of floorcoverings to the new build sector.


Let it shine with new Vicaima High Gloss The characteristics of a High Gloss finish have long been valued by interior designers. Its ability to reflect light, the perception of luminosity and the illusion of space, all present a comfortable feeling of openness and elegance. The latest Vicaima finish, “High Gloss”, is now available as an option across many of their popular veneered and painted door, frame and wall panel products, allowing specifiers to achieve a premium finish for interior decoration without the burden of premium cost. Luxurious appeal is a term that best describes the new Vicaima High Gloss finish. Enhancing the natural beauty of real wood veneer or taking lacquered paint finishes to new levels of quality, are the hallmarks of this latest innovation from the Vicaima brand. Once the preserve of a select few, this new high gloss finish enables a touch of refinement to be attainable for many more applications, and all with the superior quality you would expect from a Vicaima product.


The new High Gloss finish can be applied to the wide range of Vicaima product components, including door and frame solutions, wardrobes and wall panels, creating sophisticated elements that connect with each other to fashion environments with character and personality. When it comes to the requirement for high gloss on a paint finish, the array of colours is almost endless. However to make life simple Vicaima use the RAL Color palette, one of the most widely used universal catalogues in the world, so specifiers can easily specify the tone that best suits their desired décor. For more information simply download a copy of the new High Gloss brochure from the Vicaima website. For other innovative designs and products from the many Vicaima collections, visit alternatively, call 01793 532333 for assistance.

DCM chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 1947 © Eames Office, LLC

‘Edie Stool’, birch plywood, designed by David and Joni Steiner for Open Desk, London, 2013. Photograph © Rory Gardi

A MATERIAL OF James Latham is providing plywood for the interior of an exhibition about the eclectic history of the sheet material which opens in July at the Victoria and Albert Museum – known as the world’s leading museum of art and design. Patkau Architects, Ice skating shelters, Winnipeg, 2012 © Patkau Architects

Alvar Aalto, armchair, Finland, 1930 © Alvar Aalto Museum, Photograph Victoria and Albert Museum, London

times to use in today’s digital age so it is a perfect fit for James Latham, particularly because of our 260-year history in which time we will have supplied plywood for many of the innovative uses and applications which are being highlighted.” James Latham’s full range of plywood, along with its enormous portfolio of decorative surface solutions, can be seen at its Product Specification Showroom at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London which has been created to inspire architects and designers, provide expert advice and enable them to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments within the sector. The exhibition runs between 15th July 2017 and 12th November 2017 at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL – find out more at



lywood: Material of the Modern World will explore the innovative use of plywood in objects ranging from vehicles to furniture, and from architecture to graphic design - offering a new perspective of this versatile material. James Latham’s unrivalled knowledge and passion for timber, and in particular, its incredible history of selling this product - which began more than two and a half centuries ago – and included supplying plywood for the manufacture of Spitfire aircrafts during World War 2, has close links to the exhibition which includes the story of the fastest and highest-flying aeroplane of WWII, the de Havilland Mosquito. Other highlights will include a moulded plywood leg splint designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1942, surfboards, and designs for mass-produced US prefabricated housing. Plywood: Material of the Modern World is co-curated by Christopher Wilk, Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, and Elizabeth Bisley, Curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. The exhibition brings together significant new research with new acquisitions and objects that have never before been on public display. It will take visitors through plywood’s many reputational transformations; from a cheap product that was often hidden or maligned for its inferiority to solid timber, to the material prized by mid-century modernists and by today’s flourishing maker movement. Chris Sutton, Managing Director of James Latham said: “This exhibition will look at the many different methods of manufacture using plywood and its history, from ancient

Moulded plywood chair designed by Grete Jalk, 1963. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

SmartTapTM is capable of delivering either filtered mains water or the worlds purest drinking water with their optional RODI purifier. The Pureh2o Company are the innovators behind these recent product launches and have lead the market with integrated pure water systems since 1991. Whether specified with filtered or pure water, the Quatreau SmartTap’sTM sub-sink Hydrocell® 551 system offers a modular choice of boiling, chilled and sparkling as well as ambient water. The Hydrocell® unit incorporates easy to install and maintain quick fit filters and CO2 cartridges as standard, and multimedia filters to reduce impurities found in mains fed water. Recently installed pre-launch at the Eurostar Paris Business Lounge, the compact tap system delivers 20 litres of water per hour, whichever option is selected. LED lit buttons ensure ease of use, the consistently safe, clean efficient flow and optional safety lock for boiling offers peace of mind. The optional sink drainer with integral drain turns the tap in to a stand-alone counter top drinks station. Infinite

Pureh2o are pleased to announce the launch of Quatreau SmartTapTM, the second tap launch in the Quatreau range benefiting from 7 years R&D, using WRAS approved materials and the only multi-function tap system to be manufactured in the UK. Quatreau SmartTapTM, the new compact drinks point delivering a modular choice of boiling, sparkling, chilled and / or ambient water. Several finishes, a modular approach to water options and upgrades including countertop drainer are offered, for full customisation in all settings domestic and commercial. The Quatreau SmartTapTM, is the latest in the company’s range of multifunction taps, following the success of Quatreau, their 5 function kitchen tap with touchscreen control panel. Like Quatreau, the all-new Quatreau

expansion of the boiling capacity is ideal for high-density environments. Designed to robustly withstand the demands of high use areas, the Quatreau SmartTapTM is manufactured in Great Britain, within 10 miles of the company’s base in Woking, Surrey, with WRAS approved materials including solid 316 stainless steel chosen for strength, longevity and low environmental impact. With energy efficiency in mind, the boiling function uses 33% less energy than other hot water taps and advanced state insulation also made in England. Installed with the optional Pureh2o RODI water purifier, the Quatreau SmartTapTM delivers 99.99% pure water; purer by far than all bottled water brands, obviating the negative environmental impact of plastic bottled water and free from the myriad of impurities found in tap water. The RODI water purifier can also connect to steam ovens, coffee machines, ice makers and fridges for exceptional clarity and purity of taste and appearance, making it an ideal system for restaurants and hotels, as used at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxford and Great Fosters, Surrey. For further information and to order the Quatreau SmartTapTM and optional water purification system, visit or call 01483 617 000







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go to the 2016 winner, Mark Smurthwaite, who was the first winner of the competition after its 15 year hiatus and a huge well done to all who took part in this years competition & we wish the best of luck to all of the finalists! Another returning feature for 2017 is the Demo Zones. Always popular with visitors and exhibitors alike, the two separate zones run by FITA, NICF and CFA will focus on different areas of flooring. Zone 1 in Hall B will focus on Subfloor & Tool Demonstrations: Time 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.00 13.45 14.30 16.30

Demo Title Moisture Measurement and Equipment DPM’s and Fast Track DPM’s Repair Mortars Plywood Templating Plywood Joints and Other Repairs Smoothing Compounds - Core Products Specialist Subfloor Preparation Tools for the Floor Layer Adhesive Application

Zone 2 in Hall Q’s Contract Zone will demonstrate Floor Finishes:

Carpet Fitter Finalists & Demo Zones at The Flooring Show The 2017 Flooring Show is getting closer, making it’s annual return to the Harrogate Convention Centre from Sunday 17th September to Tuesday 19th September, for three days of industry leading exhibitors, a wide range of products and popular Show Features. After its successful comeback in 2016, NICF announced earlier in the year that they would, once again, be running the Carpet Fitter of the Year finals at this years Flooring Show. As on of the sponsors of the competition, The Flooring Show is excited to see Carpet Fitter of The Year return. The 2017 competition has been taking place throughout the year, with the high standard of this years semi- finalists making the judges job a very difficult one! A decision has been made and the 6 finalists for the Carpet Fitter of the Year 2017 competition have been announced: • • • • • •

Darren Ash - Alfrick, Worcestershire Jason Draper - Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire Dan Evans - Huntingdon, Cambridgshire Rob Harper - Wigan, Greater Manchester Byron Terrett - Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan John Wright - Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

The successful finalists will face their final tasks over 17th and 18th September in the Kings Suite of The Flooring Show. Visitors and exhibitors can watch the finals, free of charge, to see what it takes to become Carpet Fitter of The Year. Congratulations must


Time 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.45 12.15 13.00 13.45 14.15 14.45 15.15 15.45

Demo Title Underlay Installation Carpet Stretch Fit installation Carpet installation - Stairs and Bullnose Carpet Joins Installation of Domestic Vinyl Flooring Commercial Resilient Flooring Installation (Flat Area) Cap and Cove (including welding) Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation Linoleum Installation Laminate and Floating Wood Installation Carpet Tile installation

All of the Show Features are free of charge and can be attended by all visitors and exhibitors! To see the business advisors at the Business Advice Centre, please be aware that, while it’s still free, you will have to book a time slot, for information on how to do this, please take a look at our website, If you’d like more information on all of the Show Features and to register to attend the show completely free of charge, please look at our website, we’ve got you covered.

Superior strength, lasting beauty As well as improved strength and stiffness, other benefits of SentryGlas® include: • Safety: In the event of breakage, glass fragments remain firmly bonded to the interlayer, reducing the chance for injury • Security: SentryGlas® can be used in glazing that withstands bullets, hurricane-force winds and even bomb blasts • Durability: SentryGlas® is extremely durable and resistant to clouding, even after years of exposure • Design Versatility: SentryGlas® can be used in glass manufactured flat or curved, including annealed, toughened, heat-strengthened, spandrel, wired, patterned and colour tinted glass • UV control: SentryGlas® is available with or without UV transmittance

The SentryGlas® interlayer is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials. With this kind of strength the glass can be a more active structural element in the building envelope, opening up design possibilities that didn’t exist before. Besides its strength, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer retains its clarity – even after years of service. Unlike other interlayers, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer is much less vulnerable to moisture exposure or yellowing over time.

Limitless possibilities Some of the many SentryGlas® interlayer applications include: Minimally supported and open-edged railings, facades and canopies Structural glass flooring, stairs, walkways and pedestrian bridges Hurricane resistant windows, doors and skylights Bomb blast resistant windows, doors and facades SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees. For more information please visit

To find out more visit Firman Glass,19 Bates Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 OJH Tel: 01708 374534 Fax: 01708 340511 Email:

Manchester: It’s check in time. Hoteliers and interior designers will join the specialist furniture trade as the lead summer trade event—The Manchester Furniture Show—throws open its doors for its 2017 edition next month. The July 16–18 trade fair takes place at Manchester Central, opposite the city’s grand old Midland Hotel. It will feature the finest exponents of UK and international furniture and home accents supply, with over 150 companies due to exhibit. High-class Italian upholstery company Bardi will make its first UK appearance of recent years as Midlands manufacturer Alpha Designs showcases its new Molly sofa range, which has been elegantly put together with padded arms, generous seating and luxurious fabrics. Lebus, Ashley Manor and Mark Webster Designs will be among the headline UK makers displaying their wares, while multi-category supplier Wood Bros will exhibit its new Oskar living and dining collection, its latest upholstery, and new designs from its flagship heritage Old Charm brand. North Wales producer Westbridge is showing a selection of Brilliantly British upholstery, introducing new models and fabrics to its Elements, WB and Artisan ranges, while Whitemeadow will expand on the January-introduced upholstery line launched in partnership with Content by Terence Conran. CIMC, known for supplying the finishing touches including lighting and accents, will introduce furniture to its premium range, with an of-themoment programme that spans modern and period interiors including super-soft handmade sofas and chairs upholstered in plush velvet or matt linen fabrics. Corndell, another name steeped in British history, will show its new Cheltenham range, a bedroom collection in lacquer or white oil-finished solid and veneered oak, while Carlton Furniture and the Vintage Sofa Company will preview high-end upholstered goods, as well as beautiful dining, occasional and bedroom furniture. Occasional and dining dominates innovation in Value Mark’s 2017 Manchester launch collection as Furmanac, the UK’s largest adjustable bed maker, prepares to show off its MiBed, MiChair and Hestia brands. Baker Furniture is ready to showcase its already-popular reclaimed series collections while Rowico will be another key name known for its time-worn look, including its new Warwick range; featuring subtle grey tones with gentle curves and a distressed finish. German bedroom cabinet makers Rauch and Nolte Möbel will exhibit, with the latter showing its award-winning ConceptMe brand along with products from its Express label. A third German company, CS Schmal, will debut at this year’s show with a line of value-oriented ready-toassemble wardrobes, chests and bedside tables.


Gallery Direct will bring over 1,300 beautifully designed on-trend furniture, mirrors, textiles and home accessories lines while Ancient Mariner will offer an eclectic mix of hand-made wooden, leather and metal occasional furniture and accessories.

Plan Your Trip to The Flooring Show The 55th Flooring Show is fast approaching, with over 180 exhibitors preparing for the show and visitors still registering for fast track entry to the show. Plan your trip in advance using the useful links on our website to avoid any last minute rushing and disappointment!

Register Now Entry into The Flooring Show is completely free of charge for buyers and by registering early; you can avoid queuing on the day. To register, simply go to our website complete the short form and plan your trip to make the most of The Flooring Show.

Accommodation Harrogate has an amazing selection of hotels, within walking distance of the Harrogate Convention Centre, to suit every budget and style. For another year, Reservation Highway is the shows official accommodation agent, able to offer rooms at discounted prices for show attendees. Contact them on or 01423 525577.


* PLEASE BEWARE: there are bogus accommodation agents contacting exhibitors from many shows across the UK claiming to get discounted rates for hotels. PLEASE AVOID Convention Housing and Event Travel Planners.

… By Road: Harrogate is easily accessible from most areas of the UK. •

From the South: take the M1 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)

From the North: A1, exit Wetherby or Knaresborough (Knaresborough exit is 8 miles from Harrogate)

National Rail enquiries: +44 (0)8457 484 950

From the East: M621 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)

You can also use our 25% off Virgin Trains deal. Virgin Trains have teamed up with the Harrogate Convention Centre to offer 25% off advanced tickets for Flooring Show visitors and exhibitors. Use the link on our website to book with this fantastic deal!

From the West: M56 to M62 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)

You can find FREE OF CHARGE parking at the Harrogate Convention Centre during the three show days, however, this parking works on a first come, first served basis.

… By Air: Leeds Bradford International Airport is 20 minutes from Harrogate and Manchester International Airport is just under two hours from the town. There are now three flights a day with British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, at very reasonable prices.

If you’d like more information on planning your trip, or if you want to know more about any of the features at this years show, please look at our website, we’ve got you covered.

Travel… … By Train: There are trains from most major cities in the UK to Leeds and York, with regular National Rail services running from these stations to Harrogate.

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WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED 2017 will see the launch of the Contract Zone featuring exhibitors from the contract flooring world, contract demonstration areas, CPD Seminars & our Trends Hub.


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The Kent Event Centre welcomes Construction Expo back on Thursday October 5th 2017. Run by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce it brings together construction professionals from the South East and across the UK, combining a free to attend exhibition, conference and large demonstration areas.

2016 saw over 3,000 delegates and more than 200 exhibitors including some of the UK’s largest contractors. Plans for 2017 will make it the biggest and best event yet.

Project updates and industry challenges discussed Once again, Construction Expo will be hosting keynote speakers, panel sessions and workshops that will update you on major developments and regeneration projects and look at new opportunities along with discussing critical industry topics. Areas that will be covered include: • Find out how to take advantage of £billions of projects • Major developments and regeneration projects update • The latest on digital construction including an update on BIM • Construction in the 2025 • How can we develop talent for the construction sector? • Improving the competitiveness of the market • What is stopping you building? • Thames Tideway tunnel developments update As ever it will provide a great opportunity for business leaders to meet, network and collaborate.


Meet the Buyer As one of the few completely free Meet the Buyer opportunities in the UK, this year will see over 600 appointments available with 30 top purchasers and decision makers. This is a great opportunity to get your business in front of some of the leading contractors, suppliers and public sector departments. Appointments will be offered initially to exhibitors and then opened to all delegates on a first come first served basis.

Construction Expo Dinner This year the dinner will see the brilliant Brian Blessed, OBE speaking. Renowned for his booming voice, he is famous for work on the stage, television, radio and in films. He’s attempted Everest three times and is the oldest man to have walked to the magnetic North Pole. Tickets are on sale now at To find out more about visiting please go to . If you are interested in exhibiting please call Penny on 01732 758530 or email or if you’d like to work with us please email

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Cubicle Signage - Way finding at its best! Ever since Robert Propst came up with the idea of the “action office” in the 1960’s, office spaces were transformed forever. Although the CUBICLE is infamous for being the symbol of corporate oppression, the original idea of Propst, Nelson and the iconic furniture design company: Herman Miller, was to create a warmer, brighter atmosphere amongst office workers. These innovative designers realized that office work is mainly mental and should allow better environment for actual creativity. Even today, 50 years later, the cubicle is getting a facelift and many workplace designers are finding this solution as versatile and refreshing now as it was 50 years ago. Cubicles are often used as the ideal working environment for telemarketers, sales teams, banks and dealerships.. Cubicle office spaces may easily seem as an impossible maze, buzzing like a beehive, populated by a large numbers of employees, noisy and hard to get around in, especially if directional signage is overlooks or entirely neglected. But it does not have to be like that. Cubicle signs and name plates provide a practical way to bring order into this noisy, busy setting, reduce distractions and add a personal touch. Vista System rose to the challenge and created a special line of cubicle signs and name plates, with a variety of brackets suitable for any open-space working environment. True to form, all Vista name plates and signage solutions come in a large variety of sizes and include removable polycarbonate lenses, making it extremely simple to change the graphics. The signs accept either paper graphics or vinyl, film, foil and other materials. Removal of the lenses is done by Vista suction cup, provided with each order Custom designed aluminum hangers and brackets are suitable for either cubicle walls, partitions and floating ceilings in a variety of widths and lengths. For example: A unique pin-held sign is specifically adaptable to felt partitions ... and there is a lot more! All of Vista’s cubicle sign frames are custom fabricated to order with clear, black or custom painted finish, including the end caps. Cubicle signs complement the amazing new trend in office space design, as well as the bold, innovative furniture. One might argue now that the cubicle is more relevant than ever before. For further information, visit or contact Client Service at Vista System Ltd., Tel: 0800051-8885, Email:


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Technogym Personal Line Design meets tomorrow’s technology to ensure wellness, wherever and whenever The Personal Line is the result of research for a new iconic product family dedicated to Wellness in the home and marks the beginning of a new approach to pursuing physical activity in all environments suited to wellness. The award-winning line of interior design equipment is made using refined materials and top-level craftsmanship, built for places where people live in total harmony with the Wellness Lifestyle. Taking inspiration from nature and science, the Personal line’s stylish designs are born from a collaboration between Technogym, with its three-decades of research experience in developing fitness and wellness products, and worldrenowned furniture designer and architect Antonio Citterio. *NEW* Power Personal In the wake of the current hi-performance workout and professional training trend, Technogym has created their latest addition to the collection with Power Personal, consisting of two chic elements: Bench Personal and Rack Personal. Bench Personal is the adjustable professional bench designed to carry out strengthening and toning exercises, characterised by a sophisticated design and top class materials. Rack Personal is the free weight training machine that combines sturdiness, efficiency and a compact design allowing barbells and plates to be supported safely and in style thanks to the ingenious Smart Lock and Precision Glide systems. Like the other elements in the same collection, Power Personal can be used alongside the Technogym App which acts like your own personal virtual trainer containing a rich library of over 300 exercises and multiple training programmes. Kinesis Personal 200 Exercises in one square meter of Design Technogym® Kinesis Personal is the start of “gentle gymnastics” taking fitness and wellness at home into a new era. As a design object or simply a work of art, Kinesis Personal is an eloquent expression and original piece of design. Perfectly suited to the home environment as well as office spaces, hotels or spas, Kinesis Personal offers 200 exercise possibilities in less than one square metre, to move your body and mind. Designed to enable coordinated movements based on resistance techniques, the graceful, compact Kinesis Personal is specially conceived for strength, flexibility and balance training. Thanks to the “Fullgravity” international patent, it stands out as a clear example of innovation made in Italy. Kinesis Personal goes back to our origins where man is at the centre of our attention. Cross Personal is the ideal piece of training equipment, suitable for everyone from beginners to professional athletes. The elliptical movement is smooth and well-suited for burning calories thanks to the combined movement of upper and lower limbs. Run Personal is a revolutionary treadmill blending state-of-the-art technology with functional design. Highly innovative, it reveals close attention to the use of elegant and prestigious materials. Both performance and functional features are the result of 30 years of experience that Technogym has acquired by helping 35 million people train across the world, each and every day. Recline Personal received the 2012 “Best of the Best” Red Dot Design Award in the product category and represents the perfect combination of premium design and functionality. Ergonomically, the seat on Recline Personal is highly innovative with both seat and backrest designed together with Vitra and Antonio Citterio to replicate the style and features of Vitra’s new ID Chair. A blend of ergonomics and design makes Recline Personal the ideal solution for both the home environment and the office. UNITY Cutting-edge technologic interface Recline, Run and Cross Personal are now equipped with UNITY, the latest existing swipe-screen interface. When connecting to UNITY, users can access to a totally customised training experience including their own training programmes data and content, apps, websites and favourite TV channels directly from the Personal line. Thanks to WELLNESS ON THE GO, users can also access their personal data from their smartphones or from the web to keep track of their progress. UNITY and mywellness cloud are compatible with third-party content apps (social networks, news, books, games) and movement tracking apps (Run Keeper, Mapmyfitness, etc.)


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Fixed rooflights for contemporary design and PassivHaus principles Nestled on a tree-lined street of Edwardian homes in Chiswick, West London, this 3-storey private residence is a stunning embodiment of modern architectural design and PassivHaus principles. Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights were absolutely critical to the design, providing the essential amount of daylight required both to illuminate as well as to heat this eco-friendly home. Small plot, grand design Delivering this innovative and ecologically sensitive house was not without its challenges for the client and his architect, Richard Dudzicki Architects (RDA), an internationally experienced practice and one of the few PassivHaus specialists in the UK. Considerable local resistance to the building of a modern house on this previously derelict but small brownfield site, coupled with a 3 year battle to gain planning permission, meant concessions had to be made with regards to materials and design. London brick wraps around the building above ground to blend in with the local housing stock, and “living walls” of greenery help the top part of the house to “disappear”. Protecting the roots of the prominent tree at the front of the house was also a critical factor in the build process. RDA was keen to ensure that the interior of the house was also stylish and modern, whilst at the same time meeting the rigorous standards for energy efficiency.


Concrete was the material of choice – when insulated it retains the heat once it gets warm, and for the internal decor it offers a contemporary aesthetic. The focal point of the house is a central concrete staircase, and all floors are suspended from this core. The sculptural effect on the internal walls of this staircase, left when the wooden shuttering was removed from the concrete, complements the timber flooring and the recessed lighting on the treads. The openplan living area looks out onto a sunken courtyard garden at the back of the house, whilst the 2 bedrooms in the basement open onto private courtyards. Maximising daylight in a confined urban space Getting enough light into the rooms of the property was a major priority for both client and architect; the installation of Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights contributed significantly to enhancing the light quality and quantity in this property. All 3 rooflights were precision-engineered at Glazing Vision’s Norfolk factory to the exact dimensions specified by the architect. The largest of the rooflights, over 4m in length, is installed above the entrance and floods the hallway and adjoining living area with daylight. Its minimal internal framework adds to the sense of loft and airiness whilst beautifully complementing the modern glass balustrade of the staircase. On the top floor there are the 2 additional

Glazing Vision Flushglaze rooflights: one is located above the central stairwell, where the shafts of daylight bounce delightfully off the shutter-like concrete walls. The other is above the 3rd bedroom, where the smaller windows, deemed necessary in order to minimise the impact on neighbouring properties, would have otherwise compromised the light quality. For the architect these Flushglaze rooflights, pointed directly at the light source, also provided excellent access to solar heat gains, whilst the triple glazed panes provided enhanced thermal performance. These were both invaluable benefits and critical to the property’s PassivHaus design. A worthy winner of the Gold Award at the 2015 London Design Awards and a finalist in the urban category of the 2016 PassivHaus Awards, this Eco-Lodge is a superb example of what can be achieved with PassivHaus certification, where contemporary design and low energy building construction are in perfect synergy. Dudzicki himself has described it as his favourite passive house because it was “designed from the inside out like a true building should be!” To find out more about design considerations for your project, please call our technical department on 01379 353 741 or request a CPD.

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Novellini UK offers a full range of shower products including bespoke shower enclosures, wetrooms, steam rooms and much more, why not visit our website for more details.

The Alfriston family of towel rails, by JIS Europe Ltd, the Original Stainless Steel Towel Rail provider. When you first note the model Alfriston towel rail you will see its most striking feature: its strong mitred corners. Standing like a mounted picture, framed within its own frame, its strong styling sets it apart from the more standard ladder rail, yet it retains all of the practicability of a ladder rail. Its larger than normal bar spacing is a particularly practical feature; making it ideal for the family bathroom with its greater need for towel warming. We are so proud of the Alfriston that we chose to feature the Alfriston 1260 as the rail on the front cover of our new brochure. We first brought the Alfriston to market in June 2010 and it has proved a firm favourite with both staff and customers alike. We offer the Alfriston in 3 size and styling options: those that are vertically mounted and the horizontally mounted Alfriston 1000. Details are as below: Vertically Mounted: The Afriston 1260 stands at 1260mm high by 520mm wide, has an output of 2051 BTU and retails for £495.95 exclusive of VAT. The Alfriston 650 stands at 650mm high by 520mm wide, has an output of 1060 BTU and retails for 349.00 exclusive of VAT.


Horizontally Mounted: The Alfriston 1000 stands at 650mm high by 1000mm wide, has an output of 1389 BTU and retails for £449.00 exclusive of VAT. Offered in a choice of either satin or a highly polished steel surface, all the Alfriston towel rails are hand finished by the company’s craftsmen to ensure the highest quality is maintained; so it is no surprise that JIS is confident enough to offer its usual no-quibble 25 year guarantee. As with all other towel rails in the Sussex Range collection the Alfriston is offered in 3 heating formats, central heating plumbed in, electric only and duel fuel format. All of the towel rails within the Sussex Range are entirely fabricated from 304 grade stainless steel, of which over 90% is from recycled source and the rail itself is 100% recyclable at the end of its life. There are no environmentally harmful chemical plating processes in the manufacture of stainless steel, the very fact that is is not plated ensures the rails will not rust, flake or corrode and small marks can simply be polished out. This makes them a durable, as well as an attractive, environmentally-friendly choice. Should you require further information or like a copy of our new brochure please visit for further information or contact our friendly staff on 01444 831200.

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Neolith —

An Extraordinary Surface Neolith is one of the largest sintered compact surfaces, 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. 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. These include high resistance to scratches and abrasions, stains and hightemperatures, as well as colours that do no change with exposure to UV rays. Neolith’s exceptional durability and aesthetic appeal therefore makes it the perfect solution for kitchen and bathroom surfaces, wall cladding, floor tiles and façades. The modern UV-resistant colour palette ensures that designers can achieve the look they want, whether indoors or outdoors. 100% eco-friendly, Neolith uses natural materials and technologies that respect the environment. This is supported by a 10-year certified guarantee for kitchen countertops. Neolith can now be viewed at the QFD showroom at the Business Design Centre in Islington. QFD stocks a large range of surface finishes in a size of 3200 x 1500mm, in 12 and 6mm thicknesses that include solid colours and stimulating designs. T 020 3457 4949 W


Neolith from TheSize – distributed in the UK by QF Distribution – brings with it new and interesting possibilities for surface design.

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Purus Channel 100: the Stainless Steel Channel Drain System ideal for commercial projects

Purus are a Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and wetroom drainage, as well as the ever popular Channel 100, their stainless steel channel drainage system which comes in standard lengths of up to 2.5m. The Channel 100 is an ideal solution for shower areas, changing rooms and hotel and leisure facilities; as well as industrial areas such as factories and breweries. It is designed for installation into concrete floors with vinyl, tiled, resin or concrete finishes.

Many different configurations are available as standard - you have a choice of four grate types plus the Tile Insert grate if installing into a tiled floor finish; and the outlet can be positioned in the centre or the end of the channel. The Chess and Wave patterned stainless steel grates are ideal for bare-foot areas whilst the L15 and M125 load-bearing mesh grates are designed to suit heavy-duty industrial use. Bespoke channels in different lengths and/ or 316 grade acid-resistant stainless steel, as well as many other modifications, can also be designed and manufactured to your requirements - please contact Purus for more details. Purus have just launched a brand new Presentation showcasing all of the key features and details of their ever popular Channel 100 stainless steel channel drainage system. You can watch the presentation now at As well as the new Presentation, they will also be launching a Product Configurator for the Channel 100 very soon – keep checking the website for all the latest news and updates! For further information and enquiries, please visit or call Purus Ltd. on 0113 289 3172. Products are available to purchase from Purus distributors.



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Purus’ stainless steel channel drainage system, the Channel 100, comes in standard lengths up to 2.5 metres

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Purus, the producer of Swedish drainage solutions and floor gullies, manufacture their Channel 100 stainless steel drainage channels in a range of lengths for vinyl, tiled, concrete and resin floor finishes.

The channel drainage solution for commercial and industrial projects The Channel 100 is an ideal wetroom drainage solution for shower areas, changing rooms and hotel and leisure facilities; as well as industrial areas such as factories and breweries. It is designed for installation into concrete floors and comes in standard lengths up to 2.5m. Many different configurations are available as standard - there are four grate types plus the Tile Insert option for tiled finishes; and the outlet can be positioned in the centre or the end of the channel. The Chess and Wave patterned stainless steel grates are ideal for bare-foot areas whilst the L15 and M125 load-bearing mesh grates are designed to suit heavy-duty industrial use. A bespoke service is available for other lengths, outlet configurations and 316-grade acid-resistant stainless steel.

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Fire Sprinkler Valve Systems

Applications Engineering Ltd have developed an innovative, compact and affordable fire sprinkler valve set that covers all the requirements of a modern domestic and residential property fire sprinkler system

Applications Engineering specialises in creating high quality fire sprinkler valves. We have developed innovative, compact and easy to install valves for sprinklers that cover all the relevant requirements for modern domestic and residential properties. Our products are of the highest standard and represent fantastic value for money. If you’re not sure of exactly what you need, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today

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Dual Port Fire Sprinkler Valve Set Applications Engineering Ltd have developed an innovative, compact and affordable re sprinkler valve set that covers all the requirements of a modern domestic and residential property re sprinkler system and offers the following bene ts and features



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Uretek process is ideal for developers, home owners and designers The super fast process sees Uretek material injected beneath foundations and expand to fill voids and expel water, the expansive force will lift the foundations if necessary to close cracks and provide a stable future for a property. It’s ideal for developers who are renovating and need to put additional loads on foundations, the power of the Uretek material can lift and withstand weights of thousands of tons. Call today see how we can help your project succeed.

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PRECAST CONCRETE SPIRAL STAIRS Greek by origin, Kallisto means most beautiful…

As the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of precast concrete products, Milbank Concrete Products would like to introduce you to Kallisto Stairs – a new concept in curved stair design.

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We work with a large selection of clientele ranging from luxury property consultants to high profile construction groups and have been commissioned for staircase installations in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK. Every single one of our stairs are custom made and bespoke to suit your project. To find out more, book a factory tour or request a brochure, please contact us on:

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What’s all the buzz about… Having just completed their biggest project to date in Bracknell, which has over 100 ivy green screens of varying heights, 1,600m2 of Wallplanter and 200m2 LivePanel living wall. The aesthetically appealing LivePanel system, a fragrant floral wall that is, in essence, an interior & exterior decoration which can accommodate an array of interesting plant species, with bespoke design and build irrigation systems to suit every project. Attracting a wide range of wildlife such as bugs, bee’s, butterflies and on occasion even nesting birds!! Hedera Screens is an approved supplier and installer of ivy green screens, internal & external green walls, soil stabilisation matting,


sedum roofs and acoustic walling that was established in 2007 by co-founders Alistair and Katherine Moore. Although diversifying over the course of its existence, ivy green screen and Livepanel living walls has remained the core focus of the Hedera Screens, offering a and fully comprehensive design, installation and aftercare services Hedera Screens have been recognised as being second to none. With high levels of expertise and experience, the team are competent at completing projects of varying degrees of difficulty; facilitating the needs of commercial and domestic clients alike. 0845 5 04 8211

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wned by the same family for generations, the current owner was born in the house and has lived there ever since. While the basic structure of the house – including the roof - was in good condition, the windows were in a state of disrepair. In addition, the southern gable end had been letting in wind-driven rain through failed pointing and, despite having central heating (installed in the 1990s) and insulated attic spaces, the house was not a warm one. The owner’s aims were threefold: to replace the rotten and draughty windows with new; to insulate the walls, and; to improve the appearance of the house by re-introducing the 19th Century symmetry. After choosing timber casement windows to replace the rotten sashes, a number of wall insulation solutions were considered. The owner decided that external insulation would help resolve the aesthetics issue and deal with both the threat of failing pointing and general poor weather-proofing. Houlston Manor is solid-walled and without a damp-proof course and the risk of moisture condensation within the walls was considered to be of paramount


Bringing a 17th cen standards of energ Houlston Manor is an unlisted mainly 17th century box-framed farmhouse, which has been substantially added to and altered over the years. In the early 19th century, the house was also ‘gentrified’ according to the fashion of the day when the timber-framed front wall was replaced with brick to create a unified exterior.

ntury farmhouse to modern gy efficiency and comfort importance. The use of breathable materials, which would allow vapour transfer through the insulating layer, was essential and the Lime Green Warmshell system, which uses wood fibre board as the insulation layer and lime render as a weather-proofer, was judged to fit the bill. The sustainable Warmshell insulation system is flexible and perfect for bringing an old traditionally constructed building up to modern energy efficiency standards. To install the Warmshell system at Houlston Manor, wood-fibre insulation boards were fixed directly to the external brickwork after excavating down around the sides of the house at ground level – a precaution taken as the house had different floor levels internally. The insulation boards were then covered by two coats of lime render – a basecoat (with reinforcing fibreglass mesh) and decorative finishing coat. The eaves were also extended to ensure that the roof had significant overhang over the insulation and renders.

Houlston Manor is now secure, warm and weather-proof for decades to come. In the first three months following the installation of Warmshell (in winter 2015), the property used 2800kWh for heating, compared to 6821 kWh in the exact same period the previous year. This represents an incredible 59% reduction in energy costs! As the original brick walls dry out and warm up over time, the owners expect to see even greater energy cost savings. Houlston Manor is now ‘fit for purpose’ for the 21st century and beyond, a warm, cosy and energy efficient family home that will last for many more generations to come. For further information on Warmshell insulation systems please visit or call Lime Green Products on 01952 728611 or


New Blowerproof Liquid set to transform air-tightness of buildings Airtightness is a dominant factor affecting a building’s energy performance. It can be argued that airtightness is more important than insulation in terms of thermal performance. Even small gaps in doors and windows can cause significant heat loss and once a building is constructed, stemming unwanted air flow can prove difficult and expensive. When deciding how to seal construction gaps, one common option is to use a polyurethane-based, spray foam filler or silicone or acrylic sealant to ensure air-tightness, but there are acknowledged problems, with shrinkage and adhesion being the main disadvantages.

easily and effectively an applicator can achieve a permanently secure and continuous seal. Blowerproof helps deliver energy performance well beyond building regulations.

Blowerproof has recently been awarded BBA (British Board of Agrément) Certificate 17/5410. Jack A new, BBA-certified, liquid air-tight Georgiou, project manager at BBA, membrane called Blowerproof is a says: “Blowerproof was subjected to clever, quick, easy and cost-effective a rigorous assessment by the BBA. way to ensure outstanding air-tightness. Blowerproof has been used widely across The results of stringent tests were assessed including fatigue testing after Europe for many years as a proven accelerated ageing to verify the efficiency and effective method of achieving high and durability of the air-tight seal. levels of airtightness, in many different buildings on a wide range of substrates. “Blowerproof performed satisfactorily in all aspects of the assessment and Simply brushed on, Blowerproof tests so we’ve certified it as being quickly forms a permanent, secure and an effective way to improve the continuous air-tight seal across a range airtightness and consequently the of draught-prone points: wall/floor/ thermal efficiency of buildings.” ceiling connections, fenestrations, pipe connections including water, electricity, BBA certification is recognised gas and data; all with no need for primers. by Government departments and Applied as a blue, thick liquid, fibre reinforced ‘paint’, Blowerproof Liquid Brush quickly cures to form a black sealed membrane which is highly resistant to punctures. Blowerproof is also available in white, so it doesn’t show through a plaster finish. Brushes rinse out under cold water, making Blowerproof Liquid Brush quick to deploy and pack away. It’s safe to use in high risk environments such as food, childcare and medical environments as it is free from both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and harmful chemicals. A building that leaks air is always thermally inefficient. These air leaks cost the building owner, so it’s easy to make the case for using Blowerproof. It quickly justifies both its product and labour costs. An easy way to ensure leaks are sealed, helping limit applicator error is a major step forward to improving building performance. Blowerproof can’t be beaten for how quickly,


throughout the construction industry as confirmation that a product is fit for purpose. Only products and systems that have passed a series of comprehensive assessments – including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspection of production are awarded a BBA Certificate. Once a Certificate has been issued, six monthly surveillance of production and comprehensive three yearly reviews are required to maintain its validity.

In addition to the BBA, Blowerproof has Certification from a wide range of recognised European bodies, a full list can be found on the Blowerproof website. Blowerproof is also available as a roller application which can be used directly on blockwork, brick, masonry and as a spray which is ideal for larger areas such as walls and roofs. It can be directly applied to mineral wool, sprayed set foams or PIR insulation. For further information, or to purchase Blowerproof in the UK, please visit:

Blowerproof Liquid Brush simply paint onto the surface to create a secure, flexible and permanent airtight seal

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CRL shines the spotlight on an eco-timber house in Aberdeenshire AN ENERGY efficient, eco timber house in Aberdeenshire has been crowned as a winner of a campaign that shines the spotlight on self-builders.


is delighted to announce that “Heartwood” in Aboyne is one of three winners selected to take part in its Venturous Builds campaign – an inspiring new web series that is showcasing Britain’s inspiring self-builders and their construction achievements.

The stunning three-bedroom home is insulated using recycled newspaper and recycled glass. With 216 m² of living space, there is also a double height dining room from which you can see the vaulted timber ceiling, with views over the beautiful rolling hills of Deeside.

Local couple Vic Kirwan, 68, and Teresa Green, 66, have been selected by the structural defects insurance specialist as being truly venturous of spirit.

Vic, who lives in Aboyne, said: “It was always our dream to build a timber home that was highly energy efficient. Construction is almost complete and we look forward to moving into our new home. Thank you to CRL for recognising how unique and energy efficient Heartwood is.”

Vic, a retired broadcast engineer, and Teresa, a dental receptionist, commissioned Stommel Haus, a German manufacturer of timber houses, to develop a custom built, energy efficient eco timber house. The campaign, which saw CRL launch its logo into space, aimed to inspire those who have dared to be venturous, brave and unorthodox to share the details of their venturous builds. Winners have had their project filmed and featured on the online show. The third episode of Venturous Builds is now live on the CRL YouTube channel “Heartwood” was built only using untreated Arctic Heartwood Spruce from FSC certified forests in Finland.


The house is heated using a heat pump and ground-breaking technology “Heating with Ice”, which uses ambient heat and solar thermic energy.

Barbara Fischer-Clark, of Stommel Haus, said: “Heartwood is a fantastic bespoke home and we are delighted to be named as one of the Venturous Build winners. What sets this property apart is the owners ecocommitment, Vic and Teresa have used ground-breaking technology to ensure it achieves the highest in energy efficiency, while working with a German partner to deliver the home of their dreams.” Filming is now complete on these unique projects. All three episode of Venturous Builds are now live. The Venturous Builds web series is hosted by English designer and regeneration expert Wayne Hemingway.

CRL CEO Steve Mansour said: “We’ve been blown away by the quality of all of the entries we’ve received for our Venturous Builds campaign. You’ve proved that the UK has some truly venturous self-builders and developers. Thank you to everyone who entered.

“However, we were looking for the one-offs, the inspiring, the ingenious construction projects to feature in our Venturous Builds web series. Vic and Teresa clearly demonstrate that they have the courage, determination and an unwavering belief in their ability to create something truly unique.

“Venturous builds celebrates the pioneering self-builders who, against the odds, have dared to dream big and have created the homes of their dreams.” Commenting on the winners, Wayne Hemingway said: “My wife and I designed and built our own home 19 years ago when our kids were young and it has been a true life enhancing experience ever since.

“Designing and building your own home is about getting something you really want, rather than getting a house someone else has designed or settling for what’s on the market. Vic and Teresa clearly knew what

they wanted when it came to their home and they clearly are revelling in the results. “Venturous Builds celebrates fantastic self-built homes and shows it’s about the spirit of getting on and doing it. It is truly inspiring to witness the people and the love of what they have achieved at the end of the process.” CRL does not shy away from arranging insurance for unusual projects, including new builds, complete or partially completed builds, timber frame constructions, prefabricated properties, mixed-use projects,

conversions and insolvent properties. The construction insurance experts recognise that every opportunity is different. With CRL there is no set criteria – just an appetite for adventure. For more information about CRL please: •



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his is where Thomas Sanderson can help. Building on their heritage of over 26 years’ experience in handcrafting conservatory blinds, the company has grown to offer a full range of bespoke blinds and shutters for every room in your home. In conservatories (where they are recommended by many major UK installers) they offer both blind and shutter options. This includes Duette® EnergySmart™, the most energy efficient blind on the market - reducing 78% of heat and 99% of glare in the summer. More importantly, because the blinds are handmade to your bespoke measurements and fitted by a team of local professionals, you can be assured of a perfect fit, regardless of the shape of the window or roof panel.

Choosing the right blinds & shutters for each room in your home Getting the right blinds and shutters for every room in a home is not easy and it is certainly not a case of ‘one size fits all’. Each room will have a unique look and feel but, more importantly, each will also be used differently and will have a different set of needs. Throughout the rest of your home Thomas Sanderson products are equally specific. Water-resistant vinyl shutters for kitchens and bathrooms come with an industry-leading guarantee of 25 years, including a separate 5-year guarantee for the hinges, which are made specifically for these moisture rich environments. Alternatively, upward closing café blinds can provide extra privacy without losing natural light. In the living room, Pirouette® blinds offer a level of sophistication, whilst crush-proof Pleated blinds might be better if little fingers or paws are an issue! Classic Kenilworth shutters will always be a firm favourite too. They are easy to clean and come in a huge range of colours including unique options from the


exclusive partnership Thomas Sanderson has with Laura Ashley. In the bedroom, twin shades will keep out the light and Duette® blinds are ideal for soundproofing. Perfectly fitted blackout shutters are an equally good choice for a great night’s sleep. There really is a Thomas Sanderson product for every need. To help you with the choice, Thomas Sanderson offer free expert advice in your home from a locally based Designer, who will guide you through the full range of their options. This summer, Thomas Sanderson is offering readers three blinds for the price of two*, just visit or call 0800 688 8041 quoting HD990. *Terms and conditions apply.

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DEMAND ESCALATES FOR RINNAI TRAINING Rinnai is a registered provider of CPD courses, which it has developed over the past few years, earning praise from the CPD Certification Scheme for the design of the courses. The manufacturer has seen an upswing in demand for its training as specifiers and engineers alike have switched on to the energy saving benefits of the A-rated Rinnai Infinity range. Rinnai’s qualifications as a provider of CPD courses are impressive: as the UK and European market leader in the supply of gas fired continuous flow water heaters for commercial, domestic and renewable integration, Rinnai is at the forefront of innovative and efficient systems and technology. As Rinnai UK Managing Director Tony Gittings explains: “The UK water heating industry is facing a myriad of environmental and politically driven market forces, including the need to reduce carbon emissions within new and existing buildings. In the training modules we clarify and engage with the market to assist decision making and understanding of the different messages faced by today’s engineers, installers and designers. “Rinnai can demonstrate how innovation can reduce the burden on fossil fuels while maximising


renewable gains. We also look at the growing support for continuous flow technologies and how this can benefit the industry versus traditional gas fired storage systems and analyse water heating design and specification discussing technical issues associated with product installation.”

“Our training facility and CPD training courses ensure key market personnel at all levels can benefit from nationwide training from our highly skilled team of technical experts.” Ensuring they are up to speed with changes in legislation and product developments. Rinnai can also deliver

bite-size one- hour courses to suit your needs,” says Rinnai associate director Chris Goggin. For installers, specific hands-on training can be tailored to cover all aspects of commissioning and servicing processes. The Runcorn training facility has recently been redesigned and enlarged to cope with demand and is fitted with all the latest Rinnai technology so attendees can be assured they are gaining experience on the latest energy saving appliances and systems. These training events are aimed primarily at engineers and facilities managers. The courses don’t just look at the individual units but also explore system design and how to deal successfully with legionella. The most popular course modules are ‘Understanding ACOP L8 and hot water system design’ and ‘System design incorporating continuous flow and renewables’. Engineer courses are held on the first and last Thursday of each month at Runcorn. More courses are in the process of being added, including one on the new Rinnai Infinity Solo, which is

now awaiting CPD accreditation. The comprehensive engineer training course line-up for 2017 includes nine modules: Rinnai product overview; Continuous flow and the future of water heating; Intermediate water heater; Continuous flow - Excellence in design; Service and fault diagnostics (Water heaters); Service and fault diagnostics (Energy saver warm air units); Understanding ACOP L8 and hot water system design; Maximising renewable gain in hot water design; and, Continuous flow as an innovative

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There is much uncertainty in the new build housing sector following the General Election. It is also unclear as to how or if the Conservative party can stick by their previously stated target of one million high quality sustainable homes by 2020. It’s vital that the UK substantially increases its housing stock. However, 20% of the existing homes in England still do not meet the Decent Homes Standard, according to ‘Housing in England: overview’, a report produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government, in January 2017. Shelter, the charity for homelessness, goes even further, saying in October 2016 that four in ten existing homes are not meeting the ‘Living Home Standard’, a measure devised by them to determine what makes an acceptable home. Many of these homes may be classed as hard-to-treat and cannot be insulated in the normal way. The walls are generally responsible for the largest area of heat loss. These properties may have irregular or narrow cavities which restricts the use of injected insulation methods, or have defective/corroded wall ties, or be unsuitable for external wall insulation due to planning restrictions. The use of injected polyurethane foam can provide the best solution for these properties. The polyurethane insulant is a twocomponent liquid system which produces a highly-efficient blanket of insulation with an exceptional thermal conductivity figure. Systems can be applied to various depths and have K-values in the range of 0.025 to 0.028W/mK. For cavity wall insulation, injected polyurethane foam provides a superior performing insulant which also helps to bond the inner and outer leaves providing strength to the building. Air leakage through the cavity can be reduced to zero. Because of the greater thermal performance and the reduced air leakage polyurethane foam outperforms all other forms of cavity fill. Injected polyurethane cavity wall insulation can be used in flood-plain areas to provide an additional barrier against water ingress through the walls. A closed cell sprayed polyurethane can also be used to insulate roofs to superior insulation standards – it has one of the highest insulation values commercially available. It also helps to achieve excellent structural stability for a building, adhering to the building substrate and setting quickly to form a rigid layer. The British Urethane Foam Contractors Association represents professional installers of sprayed and injected polyurethane foam systems. A BUFCA twenty-five year insurance warranty is available for cavity wall insulation projects. When choosing a BUFCA registered installer, customers can be assured of the highest standards of quality and service. Installers are required to abide


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Growth of manufacturer recognised at national design impact awards Sealant and adhesive manufacturer Polyseam has achieved the ultimate design accolade for the rebrand of its GRAFT product range. The Yorkshire-headquartered company and its branding agency The Engine Room were both presented with a gold design impact trophy at the glittering DBA Design Effectiveness Awards in London. But the GRAFT project also went on to scoop the ultimate recognition of the evening when it was announced as the Grand Prix winner of winners at the end of the night. Since GRAFT’s launch in 2014, annual sales have increased by a staggering 744% and export levels have risen by more than £1million. In fact, this transformational business exercise has played a significant part in Polyseam now building a 50,000sqm factory which is expected to create a further 50 jobs by 2020. It was this bottom line impact that impressed the line-up of high-profile judges, which included Andy Palmer, CEO of


Aston Martin; Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros; and renowned entrepreneur Deborah Meaden. Commenting on the win, Polyseam’s marketing manager Olando Salina said: “The evolving challenges in the manufacturing market mean we must continually innovate to drive growth. We therefore focused on the development of an environmentally friendly, all-in-one adhesive and sealant created using our own in-house expertise. “This high-performance technology was already award-winning in its own right. But it didn’t achieve the traction we sought, which is why we engaged The Engine Room to help clarify our market position, overhaul the branding of this product range, and craft the communication materials we’d need moving forward. The Engine Room team has specific expertise in this field, and we were therefore delighted

when GRAFT was ‘born’. The project success is a testament to the collaboration of these forward-thinking business and design brains.” The Engine Room’s managing director Lesley Gulliver added: “The building, construction and manufacturing sectors are perhaps not renowned for their design prowess. But this project goes to show that strategic creative thinking is about much more than just what looks good. The overhaul of this product range and the development of the GRAFT brand has helped to revolutionise Polyseam’s entire business.” Polyseam has been independently manufacturing first-class brands for the majority of the world’s leading suppliers since 1993. The company manufactures more than 150 different products, and exports to 21 countries globally.

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Our Mini-Post frameless glass balustrade systems are extremely versatile. Each profile can be used for most installation and fixing scenarios including timber, steel, and concrete. The Side Mounted Mini-Post is the latest addition to our portfolio of frameless balustrade options. This profile enables a completely frameless look to be achieved from the inside, whilst the Mini-Posts themselves add to the aesthetic beauty of the design from design from the outside.

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The glass panels are held securely in place approximately 40mm from the edge, which creates a drainage solution not offered by other frameless glass balustrade designs. This creates an ideal solution for a frameless glass balustrade around rooftop terraces, and raised decking or patio areas. All Mini-Post brackets are manufactured from marine grade 2205 duplex stainless steel which offers superior corrosion resistance against the elements. Due to this, they are especially suitable for installation in coastal locations, and in areas with high chloride, humidity, and pollution. Available in a satin brushed or mirror polished finishes, our Mini-Post profiles are suitable for varying glass thicknesses between 12mm and 17.5mm. Requirements may vary depending on the location of the balustrade and whether a mini top rail is included.


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Cutting edge design on the banks of the River Dee An exciting new build house in Aberdeen was at the early stages of the design, when Invalifts were contacted for their expert advice regarding a platform lift. The new house was situated on the banks of the River Dee and was to be a state of the art build with cutting edge design. For further information on the MC2000 platform lift or other products, visit or contact 0845 468 2543.


Invalifts identified the ideal location in the house plans for the lift to be situated. The client had requested that the lift was not to be a “dominant feature” in the house, therefore it was decided to orientate the lift doors on the long side of the shaft so that they were not seen from the main entrance of the house. The MC2000 platform lift was chosen as the ideal access solution and was built with a bespoke measurement of a slightly smaller width than a standard unit, in order for it to fit between two ceiling beams.

The unit measurements of 1150mm x 1590mm gave a useable platform of 1020mm x 1480mm. As the unit is self supporting the client did not have to construct supporting walls for the lift with all loadings being taken through the 60mm pit. The lift installation was completed in just 2 days on site, with the property owner commenting “just a brief note to commend your two engineers who have installed my lift. They were extremely professional, efficient and took the time to explain everything as they were going along.”

Platform Lifts Our range of platform lifts includes the MC2000 lift (right) - a high quality enclosed platform lift with a unique chain drive, and the option of glazing on all 4 shaft sides. With a fantastic guarantee, and small footprints available, this is a premier platform lift. We also offer stair platform lifts and a range of platform lifts for both internal and external use.

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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, and availability from stock. APOLLO radiators distribute throughout the UK to a wide range of independent merchants, as well as the national merchant groups.

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.

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APOLLO monza is a modern contemporary design of column radiator available in over 80 sizes, both vertical and horizontal. Delivery to merchants is within 3 days. Like all apollo radiators it is manufactured in europe, in this case Italy. The monza 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, and the design and technology is patented, and also suited to high pressure systems. The monza is less than 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.

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How Air Conditioning Works Mitsubishi Electric’s air conditioning systems use heat pump technology to provide heating, cooling and hot water where required. Our heat pumps require only a small amount of electricity to harvest, upgrade and move heat from one location to another. To achieve this a vapour compression cycle is used, which has the ability to move heat from one space to another. Low temperature heat from the environment can be increased to usable temperatures inside the building in the winter, or waste heat from a building can be moved outside in the summer, or even recovered in to hot water. The efficiency of a heat pump is known as the Coefficient of Performance or CoP (or Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) in cooling mode). This is a ratio of the heat delivered to power consumed. The operation of a heat pump is similar to a refrigerator. This process is known as the vapour compression cycle and the following is a more detailed explanation and example of the system delivering heat into a building. Cooling is the same, but the heat is taken from the inside and rejected to the outside.

1. Compression – Refrigerant vapour is raised in pressure and therefore temperature. 2. Condensing – This hot pressurised refrigerant vapour is then passed through a condenser, where it liquefies and gives off useable heat that can be delivered to a building by either air or water. 3. Expansion – Liquid refrigerant is then allowed to expand, which lowers its pressure. 4. Evaporation – The low pressure liquid then expands and absorbs naturally occurring heat from the environment (this can be from the air, water or ground) and in doing so changes back to a vapour, which is then passed to the compressor for the cycle to start again.

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NEW Controls for Simply Saving Energy DANLERS Limited have recently launched an extensive range of reliable, easy to install, controls for Lighting and HVAC including: NEW HIGH BAY CONTROLS An extensive range of controls suitable across a wide spectrum of high bay applications. NEW EASYZAPP SWITCHING CONTROLS Remotely programmable PIR Occupancy switches by mobile phone / tablet from up to 100m away. Standard ceiling flush or surface mount and high bay mounting options. NEW EASYZAPP DIMMING CONTROLS Remotely programmable controls suitable for either DALI, DSI or 1-10VDC dimmable ballasts. Easy to install, easy to configure. Standard ceiling flush or surface mount and high bay mounting options. NEW DAYLIGHT LINKED DIMMING PIR SWITCHES With adjustable run-on for lower light level when areas are not occupied. Versions for DALI or 1-10VDC ballasts. Standard ceiling flush or surface mount and high bay mounting options. CONTACT US FOR THE LATEST DETAILS.

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