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MAGAZINE JUNE 2014

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CONTENTS Publishing Director Tony Little 01843 595818 tony@homedesignerandarchitect.co.uk Editor Jenna Burridge jenna@homedesignerandarchitect.co.uk Publication Manager Dean Perry 01843 570944 dean@homedesignerandarchitect.co.uk Publishing House Jet Digital Media Ltd The Mill Spratling Court OďŹƒce Spratling Court Farm Manston Kent CT12 5AN

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A DESIGN ON THE FUTURE FROM GARADOR The choice of garage door is one of the most vital aspects of a modern build. After all, they account for around a third of the front of most buildings. Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer Garador is famous for its great designs. All its doors, from the ever popular up & over to its sectional and roller doors, come in a range of styles and designer colours to complement every build. Garador offer an exceptional range of materials including steel, timber, GRP and have also recently introduced some subtle new shades to their extensive steel door and Cathedral steel doors. Find out more about Garador at www.garador.com or call 01935 443799. A range of brochures are available.

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News

Purcell completes listed Navy storehouse

Decorative shingle Pick the right decorative shingle and it can brighten up any garden! Giving that landscaped project the Smiths’ range of decorative shingle is one of quality and can proudly boast the supply of genuine Cotswold stone shingle, with those lovely warm, honey and cream colours of the region. Understated yet sits very well in most environments. For example Smiths can offer their Oxford range of decorative shingle, a blend of neutral beiges and creams, typical of the Cotswolds. A very versatile shingle that can be used for driveways, paths, landscaping and even as a weed suppressant – try a handful of Oxford

The Babcock Galleries at The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have opened to the public following a £4.5 million renovation led by architects Purcell and project managers Artelia. The opening coincides with the centenary of the First World War. The Galleries house a major new permanent exhibition; ‘Hear My Story’, which tells 100 years of life in the Navy and covers the personal stories from those who served at sea. The Babcock Galleries are housed within an 18th century naval storehouse. Storehouse 10 is a Grade I listed brick and timber framed building. Before major works were carried out the brickwork, which had suffered from erosion, was repaired

installed above the timbers to protect them and glass vision panels inserted so that they can still be viewed. This fully reversible solution creates a void for all services to run beneath

There is also the very popular Cotswold Limestone Chippings, again understated yet achieving quality design results, with its subtle colours and warm charm. Once more a versitle shingle that can be used in most landscape projects. If your requirements are a little bolder in colour then how about the Oxford Blue – a striking mix of slate blue, black and white! Ideal for that landscape design which requires a contrasting effect. This is but just a hint of what is on offer… a large range of shingles, various sizes various colours and smooth and irregular shapes. If you have a project in mind and would like some expert assistance then please just pick up the phone and call us. You can of course see our full range of shingle on our website, where you will also

Ramzi Towers promotes contemporary living SPARK Architects has revealed Ramzi Towers, a major residential tower development on Victoria Island, Lagos, for client Athena Capital Investment. project in Africa and is scheduled to win planning in June 2014, with Construction beginning this summer. project in Africa for Nigerian Client Athena Capital Ltd. Ramzi Towers, in Lagos, seeks to set a new standard for luxury contemporary living in this powerful African Economy whose Designed by SPARK, engineered by Battle McCarthy and project managed by WT Partnership, Ramzi Towers is situated in the heart of exclusive Victoria Island. This unique 18 storey structure is designed to give 360 degree panoramic views from 5 Cowries Creek and the Lagoon beyond, to downtown Lagos and across the Gulf of Guinea to the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the 22 3-bed, 4-bed and penthouse apartments is orientated to maximise daylight. The tower’s distinctive curved shells and striking, deep window reveals, provide shading from the heat of the direct sun.

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A forest in the sky Trees have been planted in Bosco Verticale – a new high-rise residential development in Milan that will feature its own urban “forest”.

Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, this vertical forest in the heart of one of the Europe´s most polluted cities will include two residential towers of 110m and 76m high. Altogether, 900 trees measuring between 3m and 6m have been planted, along with 5,000

Kebony wood selected for the world’s first Quiet Mark Treehouse Kebony has been working with Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses, John Lewis and Quiet Mark to develop an ambitious tree home made from Kebony wood, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. The treehouse is built from Kebony, a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic treated timber. The technology behind the wood is an innovative process that enhances the properties of sustainable softwood species to give them similar characteristics to tropical hardwoods, making it suitable for use in indoor and outdoor applications. The wood is strong and durable, as a result Kebony across Europe. Blue Forest is the world’s leading luxury treehouse and eco-home builders. aiming to bring people closer to the natural world and the great outdoors. With environmental credentials and sustainability a key consideration in all strength, beauty and environmental credibility.

Manchester architect awarded charity honour The project is set to create a new standard for sustainable housing and was developed with the help of Arup´s structural and geotechnical designs, together with consultancy services on acoustics, vibrations, ground-borne noise and tunnelling. Arup also provided advanced design solutions related to the effects of two existing railway tunnels under the site that required a dedicated design of a base-isolation system for the main buildings. As a new growth model for the regeneration of the urban environment, the design creates a biological habitat in a total area of 40,000m2. The designers aim to inspire greater urban biodiversity in the face of Milan´s challenge of increasing pollution. Thanks to the huge amount of green area, the building not only optimizes, but also produces energy. Besides creating oxygen and humidity, the plants also absorb CO2 and dust particles, which improve the environment.

A Manchester architect has been recognised for his commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities, a charity that provides free accommodation to families who have

just a stone’s throw from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, since it opened in 2012. He also acts as an ambassador with family, friends and professional contacts.

Steve Burne, managing director of Manchester architecture practice AEW, was presented with the Charity’s President’s Award at its recent 25th anniversary gala dinner. He was the unanimous choice of the judges for the award at this year’s event.

Steve’s involvement with the Charity began as an extension of the work AEW does with the Charity’s supporter, McDonald’s Restaurants, designing new stores and reimaging existing ones. He was asked to design the Charity’s Manchester House and has since been involved with multiple Houses across the

Steve’s involvement with the Charity is both personal and professional and he has raised more than £50,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities in the last decade with fundraisers and charity challenges. That total is set to rise later this year when Steve, along with sons Daniel and Adam, take on the nine-day Argentina to Chile bike ride with the Charity in October. He has been chairman of the board of governors of the Ronald McDonald House in Manchester,

“As a parent I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a seriously ill I visited a House I was committed to doing whatever I could to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, whether that was by cycling for miles, holding fundraising evenings, telling everyone I know about the Charity or supporting it in more practical ways through the business,” said Steve.

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Wiel Arets Architects complete Campus Hoogvliet Campus Hoogvliet is located just outside of Rotterdam and composed of six separate buildings that together compose one academic and socially focused community catalyst Campus Hoogvliet is a cluster of six buildings that together compose one academic and socially focused campus, located just outside of Rotterdam. These six new buildings–a sports center, an art studio, a safety academy, 100 residential units within one building, and two schools–have been plugged into a programmed tarmac that communicates the campus' boundary, and includes custom designed seating, a running track, and other place-making denotations. The campus’ immediate surroundings are characterized by mid-twentieth century period of post-WWII growth–and the campus aims to rectify the social and cultural deterioration that coupled the demolition of this once historic village. building. Every fence is fritted with an abstracted, pixilated image of ivy, so as to of each building are fritted with the same pattern, and all exterior glass was made

Pegasus Academy Trust, Croydon by Hayhurst and Co Hayhurst and Co’s remodelling of the Pegasus Academy in Croydon brings together years of piecemeal architecture into a coherent whole Most new architecture doesn’t actually involve new buildings. In a society such as ours, with an established building stock located within what is often a historically conceived urban fabric, architecture is more often than not an exercise in accretion rather than creation, an evolutionary, cumulative process that sees each generation leave its mark in the addition and adaptation of existing buildings. Residential architecture provides the best demonstration of this principle. In 2050, 70% of today’s homes will still exist. Most people have redecorated their homes at some point, some may have extended them, few have rebuilt them. Education too is another sector where new structures are often forced to integrate with old. Of course some schools are brand new but the majority more commonly experience periods of incremental intervention where portions of fabric are replaced, One of the latest examples of this approach is the new £4.2 million Pegasus Academy Trust in Croydon, south London. The building presents a veritable kaleidoscope of ad hoc architectural styles and accumulation over the past 150 years: Victorian board school core, functional 1950s remodelling, insipid 1990s extensions and now, courtesy

as a growing generation of architects who are yet to design an entirely new building but instead have developed a nuanced craft for adapting existing building stock. Previously associated with designing house extensions, it won the commission for this project on the basis of prior work it had completed placing new accommodation within an existing void in the same school.

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University challenge Universities might have billions to splash on new buildings but they need to set their ambitions a whole lot higher, writes Amanda Baillieu There’s a poster I often pass. It says: “Come and study in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires.” The image is a montage of famous Oxford landmarks dominated by the Radcliffe Camera on which someone has written in black felt pen “I can’t read” and drawn a smiley face. Not many universities have a skyline of golden stone buildings but despite this they believe that architecture can exert a powerful pull. But what are they building exactly? by the country’s top universities represented by the Russell Group, which last week announced a £9 billion

spending spree on new facilities over the next three years. Newcastle’s “science city”, Manchester’s £1 billion of a £1.8 billion investment, also announced last week.

Boris OKs Allies & Morrison's Westfield expansion

Faulkner Browns' South Shields revamp unveiled

Redevelopment of north-east coastal town to take 10 years

First phase due to open in 2017 London mayor Boris Johnson has approved Allies & Morrison’s plans In April, Hammersmith & Fulham council approved the scheme which includes 61,840sq m of retail space, 8,170sq m of restaurants and 1,600sq m of community space. The scheme also includes site. London, the name of the Shepherd’s Bush branch, will be the biggest shopping centre shopping mall in Croydon. The £1 billion Shepherd’s Bush scheme will be anchored by a

Shepherd’s Bush and White City, kickstarting widespread social and economic regeneration. This expansion will create thousands of

Lewis store, will be completed by 2017.

regeneration of South Shields by Faulkner Browns Architects is due to be unveiled to the public later this week. The revamp of the town centre is being and the initial phase of work will involve building a new library and digital media centre as well as improvements to Market Place. Phase one of the redevelopment will see the construction of a new central library and digital media centre, designed by Newcastle-based Faulkner Browns Architects, near Ferry Street on the Riverside, as well as improvements to begin next January. A planning application is due to go in to South Tyneside council soon with its chief executive backing the scheme. “This is about creating the right infrastructure so that our town can opportunities for local people as well as showcasing everything that South Shields has to offer,” said Martin Swales. The entire redevelopment is expected to last 10 years.

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Editors CHoice

Contour RollerMouse reduces muscle effort in the forearm by up to 20% Researchers at Harvard University have found that the RollerMouse device significantly improved the posture of the hand wrist, and shoulder compared to a conventional mouse, while performing tasks at a computer workstation. The study compared the RollerMouse to a conventional mouse, trackball and touchpad; it was determined that the RollerMouse had the greatest effect in reducing muscle effort in the forearm. Subjects also reported the RollerMouse to be easy to use with the least discomfort while performing tasks. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of different types of computer pointing devices and placements on posture and muscle activity of the hand and arm. A repeated measures laboratory study with 12 adults (6 males 6 females) was performed where participants completed two mouseintensive tasks while using a generic mouse, a trackball, a stand-alone touchpad, and a roller-mouse. An optical motion analysis system and an electromyography system monitored right upper extremity postures and muscle activity respectively. Roller-mouse

associated with a more neutral hand posture (including lower inter-fingertip spread, finger extension) along with significantly lower forearm extensor muscle activity. Centrally located pointing devices (the touchpad and the roller-mouse) were associated with significantly more neutral shoulder postures and reduced ulnar deviation. In addition, significantly lower forearm extensor muscle activities were observed for these two devices. Despite being unfamiliar with the device, users reported that the roller-mouse was not more difficult to use than the other devices. These results show that both device design and location illicit significantly different postures and forearm muscle activities during use; and suggest that hand posture metrics may be important when critically evaluating pointing devices and their association with musculoskeletal disorders.

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CONSIDERED KITCHEN DESIGN INCLUDES AN INSINKERATOR® FOOD WASTE DISPOSER Practical and efficient by design, an InSinkErator® food waste disposer grants an elegant finish that maximises space in the kitchen, and a hygienic and environmentally responsible alternative when disposing of food waste. The reduction of waste in the home is an on-going necessity and, with the implementation of recycling systems, an increasing consideration in kitchen design. Fitting neatly and discreetly beneath the sink, the bladeless design of an InSinkErator® food waste disposer grinds food into minute particles for convenient and hygienic disposal of food waste, with the added advantage of at least one less storage bin to incorporate within the kitchen. One of the most sociable areas of the home, the kitchen is increasingly incorporated into the design of a property’s living area, and an InSinkErator® food waste disposer eliminates any unwelcome interruptions from

stale and gone-off food odours when entertaining. Disposing of leftovers can pose a particular challenge for lofty apartment owners, but an InSinkErator® food waste disposer can achieve a more space-efficient, odourfree kitchen, as well as fewer trips to ground floor bins. Approximately 20 per cent of all household waste comes from food and, not only can this become unpleasant when disposed of within the kitchen bin, but it has a significant impact on the environment, placing a huge strain on landfill sites. The grounded food waste produced by an InSinkErator® food waste disposers relieves this additional pressure,

offering a sustainable solution, as well as a contemporary convenience, to food waste in the kitchen. As the global leader and inventor of food waste disposers, InSinkErator® has a range of models to suit every kitchen, whether big or small, modern or more traditional in design. The InSinkErator® Evolution 200 waste disposer is a premium addition to the kitchen, fashioned in a space-saving, compact design that is 60 per cent quieter than standard models, and includes a fiveyear parts and labour guarantee for peace of mind. For growing households and first time buyers, InSinkErator® has launched the M Series range of three new food waste disposers. The 65+ has been created for the larger family and home entertainer, while the 55+ is perfect for smaller households and the 45+ for the first-time buyer and lighter use. Designed to complement a busy present-day lifestyle, and showcasing the best technology available, the InSinkErator® range of food waste disposers is an ideal enhancement when incorporating kitchen convenience with stylish design.

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The Telguard range of telephone and GSM based intercom systems are suitable for new The telephone based system plugs in to a standard analogue telephone socket or phone

Installation is not disruptive as the installation takes place at the entrance to be controlled

The telephone numbers of the apartments/houses/businesses are programmed into the

If the receiver of the call does not want to grant access they simply put their phone down to Any alterations required to telephone numbers or PIN codes can be actioned by the system The Telguard system is not only quick to install compared with hard-wired systems but also users to answer entrance requests while going about day to day business or it is possible for

DDA systems are available with large halo illuminated Braille buttons with big letter, easy to read displays and audio and

Bespoke applications are also undertaken making it possible to provide system to replace an existing installation so we are able to manufacture our

schemes, we powder coat stainless steel so as to not impact on the As advances in technology arrive in to the public domain, we are always in a position to make the most of these advances

Our systems carry a 2 year return to manufacturer warranty which

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MID (Millennium Interior Designers) are one of the most renowned and exclusive Interior Designers and Development Managers in South East London. believe that honesty and the pursuit of perfection in every aspect of a design project is essential. MID’s projects covering interior design and development for residential and commercial projects.

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MID have a genuine commitment to create the best design for their clients and to produce great work, on time and on budget. MID take’s brief of their clients wishes and dreams and turn them to reality.

A Client in Canary – Wharf approached MID to design a home for his family. As a very busy entrepreneur who had not the time nor inclination to design his own; MID were commissioned and given a relative free hand to produce a comfortable home but designed with elegance & class; considering that this was a turn-key project and a surprise to his wife and children. MID had to use a lot of phycology in predetermining the client wishes and desires for rich perfection. MID accomplished this by using natural marble and a verity of clean backdrops, paints from Farrow & Balls and rich wall covering from Osborne & Little to add a dash of class. This client was very delighted with the outcome of the re-designed house and so was his delighted wife and children on the day of handover

MID is proud of what they do, often exceeding clients expectations. MID believes above all to give total loyalty and solid commitment, MID is passionate about their work. MID are becoming known for achieving specific clean design targets. MID reinvent their designs and do their best not to become repetitious with their unique design, MID also believe passionately in transparency where it comes to budget without hiding costs. MID is a, honest, loyal and competitive company, whilest at the same time innovative.

MID is a small practice with a strong team who takes responsibility for Most of MID’s clients come from good and solid relationships the project from start to finish. Every with previous clients and their referrals. project undertaken is managed by MID’s senior designer, Sharrina Agese who puts transparency & honesty with clients as top and paramount to herself and her team works ethics. Let MID create your perfect project or home; contact us today on 02088549868 visit our website www.midesigners.co.uk or email sharrina@midesigners.co.uk

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Enhance your kitchens

The cool and convenient InSinkErator food waste disposer helps demanding consumers update their kitchens without breaking the bank. Ideal for modern lifestyles, it is space-saving, hygienic, and can make a world of a difference to the environment at just the touch of a switch.

Hygenic because: Food waste is dealt with instantly, it is not left in bins to encourage smells, bacteria and insects Convenient because: The disposer fits neatly under the sink, grinding scraps into fine particles that are washed away through standard plumbing. It saves time and minimises trips to outside dustbins Responsible because: Less food waste is collected and transported to landfill sites, helping to reduce greenhouse gases

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Outdoors Feature

SureSet, the UK’s leading specialist manufacturer of permeable resin bound paving, has been supplying high quality products for residential and commercial projects since 1997. From our head office in rural Wiltshire we offer a full supply and installation service through our nationwide network of skilled installers. Our projects range from supplying DIY kits to home owners to installing the Manchester City Football Club logo outside their Etihad Stadium.

– create a design heaven for architects, designers, developers, landscapers and home owners.

Used externally, our permeable resin bound paving with its versatility, durability, and design potential results in visually stunning and unique driveways, paths, school SureSet is available in an playgrounds, swimming pool almost unlimited choice of surrounds, car parks and tree colour and texture options that, pits. together with great design, gives rise to eye catching, eco- Our internal resin bound friendly alternatives to tarmac, flooring InBound™ is a recent gravel, decking and paving addition to the SureSet range. stones outside, or tiles, carpet InBound™ can be installed with and laminate flooring inside. either a permeable or a water resistant finish making it ideal The combination of our for creating customised themes natural aggregates, marble or for shops and showrooms or recycled materials with earthy for personalising bathrooms, shades, natural buffs or the kitchens, offices and reception rich, vibrant primary colours areas. In fact almost anywhere of our Spectrum™ range you want to see something

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striking and original. The flexibility of our high quality resin bound system allows you to personalise any design with bespoke, intricate detail to both internal and external surfaces. If you are interested in any of our products then call us now on 01985 841180 or go to www.sureset.co.uk to request your samples or a quote.


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Hallmark Sundecks know, Fitrite thrives on being a proactive company and we’re always pleased to see our customers successfully completing new, Recently, Lincolnshire company Hallmark Sundecks carried out a swimming pool project, all tried, tested and

Our spray booth is now up and running, allowing a

To complete the project, Hallmark Sundecks ordered more than 350 evolution

hundred and more different colours to be more exact!

The decision to use Fitrite deckboards was made not only on practical grounds, including the non-slip properties of the decking and

for coloured windows and

Our recent decision to invest in an in-house spray booth is already proving worthwhile as more and more people want unique colours for their be different these days?

also from an aesthetic point the pictures, the end result is Olly from Hallmark, who and the park are happy with the product and job and we will be pushing to get more pools and cafes decked in

projects come to fruition is very rewarding and it’s encouraging for us as a company to see that our products are regarded as products of choice in a with Hallmark Sundecks and other companies on further innovative projects in the

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to the demand for colours will give customers the opportunity for that wow factor!

most durable in the market, this also gives customers the reassurance that once they’ve chosen their perfect design, this can be left to look astounding without the worry of it needing a re-paint! This investment gives you the opportunity to have ‘one window, any colour, any Our latest colours can be discussed in more details

“We and the park are happy with the product and job and we will be pushing to get more pools and cafes decked in the future”


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Quality in Construction since 1591

durtnell.co.uk Head Office R Durtnell & Sons Limited Rectory Lane Brasted Westerham Kent TN16 1JR Tel: 01959 564105 Fax: 01959 564756 Email: rds@durtnell.co.uk Regional Office R Durtnell & Sons Limited The Governors House 101 Alexandra Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6BN Tel: 01252 546455 Fax: 01252 519181 Email: rds@durtnell.co.uk

Durtnell & Sons Limited is Britain's oldest building company, with an enviable reputation for quality work, fine craftsmanship and business integrity. Durtnell seeks to build on the foundations laid by thirteen generations of the Durtnell family. To create a company bringing quality to its clients, satisfaction to its employees and fulfilment to its professional and trade partners within a sustainable framework in which the environment, culture and society will all benefit. Durtnell has a turnover of around ÂŁ50 million and employs approximately 130 fulltime staff, a figure which, augmented by specialist sub-contractors working on site at

any one time, rises to over 800. We work throughout London and the South East operating from our head office in Brasted, near Sevenoaks in Kent, and from a regional office in Farnborough, Hampshire. All types of private and publicly funded building contracts are undertaken, traditional or design and build. In addition to new build, we are adept at the specialist restoration and renovation of historic buildings. Our customers include private clients, public companies, local authorities, heritage organisations, hospitals, churches, schools and universities.


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INSPIRED INNOVATION Whether in a house, apartment or a hospitality venue such as a hotel , guest house, sports club, etc, everyone who uses the bathroom can be frustrated by having to wipe mirrors clear of steam.

There is a very efficient, tried and tested product, originally conceived and manufactured in the UK, the demista™ heated mirror pad. The system is a simple, carbon film element which is maintenance free. The product is adhered to the back of the mirror and connected to the lighting system, so that when the lights are switched on, demista™ is activated. Should this not be convenient, it can be connected to another suitable switch. demista™ is now sold around t20t

the world and is sought after by architects, specifiers and interior designers for new developments, and refurbishments of hotels, luxury apartments, yachts, including some very unusual locations such as an ice rink ceiling, in the Far East.

and if required, can be used in multiples to cover larger and unusually shaped areas. They are safe to use and comply with both UK and international safety standards.

So, finally, there is now an end to the tiresome chore of trying With the beginning of an upturn to clear a steam covered mirror, in the house building market, the and a product that will keep your Company is seeing an increase mirror forever clear….demista™ ! in demand in this sector and the added luxury of this inexpensive Tel: 01932 866600 Email: sales@demista.co.uk product is a desirable addition Web: www.demista.co.uk to the new home market. The pads are available in a variety of sizes to suit most mirrors,


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The exciting new Trend Interiors Bathroom collection which offers simplicity in selection, planning and ordering, has hit the ground running since its launch back in the Autumn. The range presents a straightforward choice of colours and finishes that are right on trend, and an easy to use pricing guide that clearly bundles products together to form popular, suggested cabinet sets. The collection comprises modular and fitted arrangements which are supplied rigid and “ready to fit” t22t

making them easy to cost, simple to order, and easier for fitters to install. Quality slab doors and matching cabinet finishes are offered in four different options, Matt and Gloss White, Lancaster Oak and Tobacco Walnut, to create beautifully modern bathrooms which are high on style.

The range also includes complementing handle options, laminate worktops, lighting, brassware, ceramics and now an attractive new shower option. For further information please telephone 0800 028 4466 or visit www.trendbathrooms.co.uk


STEAM FREE MIRRORS AND WARM FLOORS TM WITH demistaTM AND Tired of peering through a steamed up mirror when applying makeup, styling hair or shaving? There is no need to wipe clear, or open windows wide on a frosty morning, when you install a self-adhesive demisaTM pad behind the mirror. Simply wire into the lighting system or use a separate switch to ensure a clear view in the steamiest of bathrooms.

Why step out of the warm bath, or shower, on to a cold floor TM when you can have the luxury of under floor comfort heating. The system is safe to use in wet areas, ideal for bathrooms, wet rooms, kitchens and other areas where water may be split. Tel: 01932 866 600 Email: sales@demista.co.uk Web: www.demista.co.uk


New Granite Transformations Worktop Finish Is All White Right now, it’s all about white kitchens according to interior design bibles from Country Living and Elle Décor, to Architectural Digest. Even the esteemed Wall Street Journal says that all-white kitchens are amongst the top interior design trends for 2014. What better time, then, for kitchen and bathroom makeover experts, Granite Transformations, to launch their under halogen lamps, this surface also chimes in with current consumer demand for eco-friendly materials. With cool, classless white making a comeback in everything from kitchens to cars, experts are attributing this to the ‘Apple effect’, referring to iPhones, iPads and other gadgets being produced in this fashionably

What’s even better abut Granite Transformations’ slimline, lightweight, yet highly durable Hydra White creating an instant ‘new beginning’ for home owners. Granite Transformations showrooms around the acrylic Ultra Gloss White to create a fashionably all-white kitchen. This means you can be totally on trend, without all the usual demolition, dust and debris of a total kitchen rebuild. customers, with Black Star and Nero Stella the two most popular and recycled glass White Star the next mirror, aventurina and semi-precious stone. largely of recycled glass and a minimal amount of clearpolyester resin, to content is both pre-consumer and post-consumer, from clear bottles, containers and headlamp glass, and it imparts exceptional resistance to heat, water and ageing. Hydra White can be used for kitchen worktops, waterfall ends, gentlycurved breakfast bars, island units and splashbacks; although it is equally suitable for the bathroom, as shower surrounds, bath Priced from £385 per square metre, Hydra White surfaces are complemented by the latest white appliances for a minimalist look, as well as white, pearl and silver glass mosaic tiles from the Trend range, also carried by Granite Transformations.

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Manchester Furniture Show Manchester Central 13-16 July

Debut exhibitors broaden The Manchester Furniture Show’s appeal but the industry’s most important summer buying platform remains central to all categories of furniture buyer both retail and contract

It speaks volumes for the enduring appeal of the Manchester Furniture Show that it continues to attract new exhibitors, with this year’s roster boosted by the best of home and abroad. Taking place from 13 – 16 July a host of newcomers will join the ranks of This July’s event again boasts an impressive exhibitor roster, including some major debuts like Westbridge Furniture Designs, one of the largest manufacturers in the UK home furnishings sector. Five years on from launching into the independents sector, the North Wales based company will preview a brand new upholstery collection which existing and new customers will

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Events hand crafted leather collections in own Tannery in the north of Italy. Cabinet is a Manchester strength: Popular British brands such as Corndell have again committed to exhibiting alongside the likes of the Morris Group, a longtime exhibitor that will show new ranges across its full gamut of marques spanning Relaxateeze, Zone, Morris and the iconic G-Plan Cabinets label. Painted furniture remains popular with Carlton returning to the show with 2 stunning new dining ranges.

Britain has enjoyed its own renaissance in upholstery in recent years, and will see the strong-performing Ashley Manor brands along with Airsprung owned Cavendish Upholstery and major upholstery supplier Buoyant with their new Gallery Collection. Top-brand recliner company LaZ-Boy will also be among the headline acts in upholstery. After the successful launch of its new Inspirations Collection, they will be boosting their core Comfort Studio range with the launch of three new reclining products.

Big trade names including Indian Furniture Direct, Kettle and Furniture Just as the city of Manchester Origins, will also show products likely has bloomed into one of Europe’s to please buyers from all sectors with a good eye for commercial cabinet. lead annual summer trade show. Kingstown One of Britain’s Returning for a second year is manufacturing success stories of Greenapple, the contemporary recent years and among the largest purveyor of occasional glass to boot - builds on the foundations of furniture and home accents, what makes Manchester special: a whose presence highlights the best of British core with an outward evolution not just of the furniture looking and international perspective. market here in Britain but of an expansive outlook that visitors to Importers including BM Direct, TCS Manchester have on products. and Scan-Thor will all be present to further augment sofa buyers’ New to the Show are Spagnesi the wish lists with the best the world’s leather upholstery manufacturers upholstery makers have to offer. from Italy. They will be introducing a complete range of beautifully Beds complete the main line product offer; with exhibitors including adjustable beds brand MiBed from Furmanac and TCS with their leading brand of mattresses - Royal Coil. Eclecticism lovers will make a beeline for exhibitors including Blue Bone, Febland, Crown Home Decor and Wilde Jave, whose ranges include contemporary vases, ornate carved mirrors and handcrafted lamps. Many of the exhibitors on show have their own contract division offering high quality furniture for hotels, The Manchester Furniture Show takes place at Manchester Central from 13-16 July. For more information visit www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com

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Manchester Furniture Show; perfect for contract buyers! It speaks volumes for the enduring appeal of the Manchester Furniture Show that it continues to attract new exhibitors, with this year's roster boosted by the best of home and abroad. Taking place from 13 – 16 July a host of newcomers Manchester Furniture Show: 020 8387 1270 enquiries@manchesterfurnitureshow.com www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com

Not just for the retail trade, this year’s Show has more than enough suppliers to keep the most demanding of commercial Many of the exhibitors on show have their own contract division serving the hotel, restaurant and contract markets. Here are just a few examples. Morris Contract Furniture has been supplying the contract market with hard-working, practical designs for over Furniture Directory’, an indispensable portfolio for contract buyers. The Urban 14 low and high stools are ideal for the Industrial style commercial interior. A visit to the glamour of the Febland stand is a must for boutique hoteliers. Their unique and stylish furniture and

BM Direct are in demand right now for their standard range and bespoke upholstery solutions – their most recent project, Rudy, a beautiful blue linen sofa, is now gracing the sitting room of several new build apartments. Greenapple have a worldwide reputation for excellence for the craftsmanship of their innovative range of handmade glass furniture. The Magic rotating coffee table currently graces the interior of the very best hotels. New to the contract market are British bedroom and living manufacturer Kingstown Furnishings. Their value for money assembled bedroom ranges are perfect for commercial interiors such as hotels and care homes. Their white Aylesbury bedroom range has wipe clean pvc frontage and tops. With a product range encompassing everything from Chinese Porcelain and reproduction antiques to exquisite hand-painted trinket boxes, you'll appreciate that Minster Stylish Living is no ordinary supplier. Their Distressed frame Louis chair is perfect for those shabby chic interiors. Just as the city of Manchester has bloomed into one of summer trade show. The Manchester Furniture Show takes place at Manchester Central from 13-16 July. For more information visit www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com

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Stone and Stonework

Sand Blasting

Greenleaf Contractors Ltd was formed in 2000, initially as a ‘Farrow System’ franchise.

We specialise in surface preparation and cleaning services, which include blast cleaning, sand blasting, pressure washing, chemical cleaning and steam cleaning services. We also offer post blast cleaning services such as priming and painting including on-site Galvanising using Zinga and stone and brick sealing using Silane products. If you are looking for a local contractor specialising in surface preparation including blast and sand blasting services, pressure washing, chemical stripping and steam cleaning we can help. We cover a wide geographic area including the whole of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, regularly working in northern cities and towns such as Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle, Sheffield, Hull, York & Lincoln. In the past year we have also travelled as far as Edinburgh, London and deepest Cornwall! As members of the Ashrose Group nationwide coverage can be arranged. In 2002, along with three other exfranchisees, we split with the ‘Farrow System’ and formed the Ashrose Group, a co-operative of companies offering similar

low pressure sand jet cleaning services across the United Kingdom. Since the placing of Farrow System Ltd in Administration on 22nd January 2008 we have been contacted by a number of users and suppliers looking for a source and outlet for Machines & Parts. We can find parts, second hand machines, and can price similar machines as well. We can also (and have done!) provide advice and training in the art of setting up and using these machines. We can run specialist training courses in these machines, either at our premises, at yours, or even on site - this can be tailored to suit the applications you have for your machine. While we specialise in damp sand blasting and other sand or grit blasting applications there are applications where other techniques might be more suitable, not only will we admit this (!) but where possible we will try to find you an alternative and solve your challenge. In 2002 we started to use Zinga as a suitable primer for slurry blasted steel, this product provides a similar (or improved) protection as Hot Dip Galvanising effectively

For a free no obligation quote call our offices or send us an email - click here

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www.surfprep.co.uk webmaster@surfprep.co.uk allowing On Site Galvanising. In early 2004 Greenleaf Contractors was approved as a Zinga UK Applicator. Since the formation of the Ashrose Group, there has been some diversification, and additional services are now offered by Greenleaf Contractors and more details can be found within this, our Company Specific, website.

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Surface Cleaning and Preparation by the Ashrose Group since 2001 www.surfprep.co.uk Freephone 0800 849 9115 We’ll find and use the most appropriate method to clean your surfaces, be they Stone, Brick, Wood, Steel or Plastic. Painted or just Dirty - including fire damage. Low Consumption Damp (low dust) Sand Jetting. Particularly good for low surface damage and maintaining character - or blending new with old with minimal damage to pointing. Excellent for dealing with Lead based paints - the damp slurry captures the Lead and the low consumption and run off avoid costly waste disposal problems.

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Traditional Sand and Bead Blasting. Including a modified blast system that works at low pressures and has a low consumption- works well on internal wood - including listed buildings. Dry Ice Blasting No abrasive - very good for fire damage restoration. Pressure Washing (including Hot Water / Steam) Augmented by chemical strippers as required. On site Galvanising and Painting. Zinga approved applicators - galvanise iron columns etc! Listed Buildings a Speciality Nationwide Coverage

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Furniture

The Downton sofa and sofa bed in Textured Chenille Duck-Egg from £1,004 and £1,180

Willow and Hall – Beautiful British hand-made sofas and sofa beds Willow and Hall’s sofas and sofa beds are handmade in the West Country and offer quality, comfort and style. Everything is handpicked, from feet to cushion fillings and available in over 75 fabrics. All items come with a five-year wood frame guarantee. The sofa beds also come with a 14cm deep open sprung, pocket sprung or memory foam mattress. By cutting out costs associated with shops and showrooms Willow and Hall is dedicated to offering truly gorgeous products at reasonable prices, with sofa beds starting from £630. Their focus on their products is accompanied by a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service: they offer a free 3-4 week delivery to anywhere in the UK Mainland except the Highlands and a fourteen day free returns policy. There is a wide range of styles available from sleek and modern such as the Elmley sofa and sofa bed, to more traditional styles like the Downtown sofa and sofa bed. The latest product range of corner sofas and sofa beds offer spacious and comfortable seating solutions with an option of a luxurious night’s sleep on a wonderfully comfortable mattress. Home Designer and Architect can receive a £40 discount when spending £750 or more. For free fabric samples or to order, call 0845 527 0693 and quote HD&A2714 or visit willowandhall.co.uk and enter this code at checkout by July 27th.

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The Elmley sofa and sofa bed in House Linen Oyster from £909 and £1,093


Inspirational British furniture without the high street price tag

Exclusive £40 readers discount when you spend £750 Enter HD&A2714 by 2nd July For free fabric samples, call us on 0845 527 0693 or visit www.willowandhall.co.uk The Alderton corner sofa and sofa bed in Linen Cotton Dove from £1,596 and £1,744


Andrew Kornat Designs Ltd

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

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

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


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Forum Lighting Solutions G110 Forum Lighting Solutions are designers and distributors of high quality, energy saving light fittings and lamps. Our range includes kitchen, bathroom and outdoor lighting and is complimented by high quality LED lamps. High standards of customer service are of utmost importance. This is illustrated through our next day delivery service and a superb commitment to stock.

SPA-19713 IP44 Bathroom chandeliers , to bring a bit of glamour to the bathroom.

CUL-21626 LED Kitchen Cabinet lights 240 volt , no need to use drivers anymore these lights can be connected straight to the mains.

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Whatever your lighting design, Focus SB have the switches and sockets to match

Prism Clear Acrylic - allows wallpaper to shine through

Prism II Screwless Clear Acrylic

True Edge - flat plate with guillotined edges

Sheraton stepped plate design

Plates can be supplied primed or sprayed to match your walls

Dorchester - luxury raised plate design

Morpheus Srewless range

Bespoke switches and sockets are our speciality

Ambassador Square Corners Bespoke

See us at Hotelympia ExCel London 28 April - 1May No long lead times

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Complete bespoke service

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ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES


AMPTEAMS Unidam Rainwater Management System chosen for a Renault car showroom in Watford The Showroom and combined workshop were plagued with water ingress from gutters that had overtopped due to poor outlet capacity. Water had penetrated into both the showroom and workshop.

within the original budget quotation. Care was taken during the design process to ensure that no end laps or areas likely to cause a leak would be compromised. The imposed load of water was contained within the design snow loading.

to the problems and in turn they contacted Industrial Building Solutions limited. Andy Green of Industrial Building Solutions Ltd recommended Ampteams Uni-dam Rainwater Management system which is designed, using a system of dam blades, to hold water on the roof and to slow water to perform normally. Ampteam were contacted for a design and calculations based on simple information, the location, roof length, slope length and roof pitch, provided by Andy Green. Having made the decision to use Uni-dam, Ampteam surveyed the Showroom and workshop roof areas in accompaniment with personnel from IBSL.

runs. In all, a total of 440metres of blades were installed on the roof areas. Following the installation the secondary use of Uni-dam was called into play when recently, a large amount of snow had fallen onto the roof and was satisfactorily arrested by the blades. The project was successfully completed by Ampteam and Industrial Building Solutions Limited on time and within budget.

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HEATING

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.

RC12 Thermostatic Control

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.

Slimline Electric Radiator & Remote Programmer

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

Heatec EV, 279, Eastbourne Avenue, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 4NN Tel:0845 8726667 Fax:0845 8726668 Email:sales@heatecev.com www.heatecev.com

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21st Century Wood Heating Fully automated wood pellet central heating backed by generous government grants

Heating with wood has always been an attractive option, combining as it does cheaper heating bills, a sustainable fuel and the enjoyment of a real fire. However a woodburner has to be lit every time heat is needed, it needs to be kept loaded and logs have to be stored. And that’s where wood pellet stoves come in. You are still burning wood but the stove lights itself when it is needed and turns itself off when it isn’t. It can be programmed to keep the house at a certain temperature, to come on at certain times and it will do the hot water as well as the heating. In fact pellet stoves seem to combine the advantages of an oil or gas boiler and a woodburner, but without the drawbacks of either. Wood pellet stoves come in many shapes and sizes. For completely hands off heating a pellet utility boiler in the garage will take care of the warmth and hot water. It can be installed with a bulk hopper nearby and the fuel is simply blown in, just like an oil delivery. Buying the fuel like this will give you heating costs around 30% cheaper than using oil or electricity. For those that like the idea of a cooking range in the kitchen then the stunning looking Klover Smart 120 is clearly the answer. It has its own built in pellet hopper and will take care of all the heating and domestic hot water as well as being there to cook on like a modern day Aga. In the same contemporary style is the pellet insert stove, which is designed to fit into an existing fireplace or be built into a wall. If you like a real flame in the living room then there is a wide range of Klover in-house pellet boiler stoves that will heat anything from a two to a six bedroom house. They have an internal hopper to hold the pellets and are fully automated. The government have recognised that there is now an

automated, renewable and efficient way to heat your home and responded by offering very generous grants to anyone who wants to put in a wood pellet boiler stove. The Renewable Heat Incentive will pay householders for every kilowatt produced, depending on the heat demand of your house, which will result in payouts over seven years of fifteen to thirty thousand pounds. To learn more about clean, economical and environmentally friendly heating by wood pellets go to http://www.firepowerheating.co.uk/klover-products


quality engineering

With exceptional build quality and stunning design, Klover offer the widest range of MCS accredited wood pellet stoves in the country. Models include utility boilers, inserts, combination wood and pellet stoves and pellet cookers as well as a full range of elegant in-house boiler stoves.

www.firepowerheating.co.uk 01803 712 735


Heatec EV Specialist in supplying Heritage Properties and Traditional Homes

Suppliers to the National Trust -

Chartwell (Home of Sir Winston Churchill), Fountains Abbey etc..

High Quality Cast Iron – Only from European Manufacturers Room Temperature Thermostatic Controls or Fixed Temperature controls Painted to blend with the Radiators Electric outputs available from 550– 3000 Watts (1877 - 10236 BTUs) Perfect for Renovation and Refurbishment of Historical Properties Modern & Traditional designs with any RAL colour available Heating Direct Ltd, 279, Eastbourne Ave, Gateshead, NE8 4NN Tel:0845 8726667 Fax:0845 8726668 Email:sales@heatecev.Com www.heatecev.com


Solar Slate’s Planning friendly and roof matching Roof Slate matching natural whilst giving unobtrusive free Solar PV Electricity and 20 Years Government Feed-in-Tariff earnings. Solar Slate is changing the face of solar Photovoltaics Electricity generation. Our planning-friendly range of technologies provide solar power from an innovative roof covering that blends seamlessly with traditional slate giving: No planning headaches, No complaints from the neighbours and No unsightly solar panels.

The larger format has reduced costs and allowed faster installation and all round better value. The panel is manufactured to and is effectively 4 slates in a single panel. with new Solar Slate Multi and said;

Even homes in historic or conservation areas can now tap into an endless supply of free, clean energy, with the added long-term Feed-In Tariffs. British-designed and European-manufactured, all of our products Start your journey with solar PV. Every project is a journey so we support our customers every step of the way, from supply and design through to installation and warranty. Start your journey today and allow: Green energy to be generated at the property No hard visual impact Energy cost protection long term Free electricity at the property, whilst Earning from the Government feed in Tariff Whilst protecting your property.

“It is the ideal solution for generating electricity without affecting the aesthetics” Solar Slate is ideal for use in in conservation areas, on historical buildings, new builds, sites where standard solar panels are not in gaining planning approval. This project, being a grade II listed building in a conservation area and an area of outstanding natural beauty, challenged Planners. Standard solar panels were refused by the LPA so samples of Solar Slate were submitted by the homeowners, which gained approval.

We have a permanent display at the National Self Build & from free and we will be at a number of shows this summer

For 6 years the Solar Slate Traditional product is designed to colour match to many types of natural slate, particularly Welsh blue-grey. Now joined by the Solar Slate Multi, offering the same superior aesthetic that the Solar Slate Traditional boasts but in a larger format.

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It is the ideal solution for generating electricity without affecting the aesthetics. Design guru and Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud

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SOLAR SLATE Generating Clean, Green Photovoltaic electricity whilst blending in with Roofing Slates unobtrusively Solar Slate presents its solution for Architects, Conservation and Planning Officers or the Discerning for Electricity generation and an Integrated Roof covering with Discrete Visual compliance. This is Photovoltaics unlike anything else available on the market. Traditional and Multi variants have an unrivalled track record in gaining Planning Approval. The established Traditional is now joined by the Multi which offers: • • •

Same superior aesthetic appearance Reduced cost and better value Simpler and faster installation.

Typical applications include Conservation areas, Listed and Historical building, New Build and Renovation projects including Off-grid sites. With the aid of an MCS approved Electrician Solar Slate installations are eligible to receive the government Feed in Tariff reward for the next 20 years so securing the Property owner’s electricity supply.

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CUTTING EDGE Handsie Display’s in-house CNC, Edge banding and Panel Saw services offer our customers unlimited manufacturing options; using computer aided designs (CAD) we cut and finish sophisticated designs from a range of sheet materials at very competitive prices.

CNC PRECISION CUTTING Computer numerical cutting operates on a 3 axis system, so not only does it cut sophisticated designs on large format sheet materials accurately it can control the depth of cut for carving, engraving and inlaying to create 3D images and designs.

EDGE BANDING By pre-milling, corner rounding and sealing cut materials we ensure a premium finish, durability and extended product life. Using a range of low cost materials we can create superior looks such as solid wood, high gloss and decorative chipboard.

PANEL SAW Our premium machinery is a cost effective method of cutting high volumes of large format materials. By providing cutting lists directly we use our inventory of stocked materials for fast delivery or work with you for bespoke services.

HANDSIE DISPLAY Your dedicated point of contact will work with you to ensure the highest standards in design, manufacture and installation. If you have a defined cutting list upload your requirements here or if you are looking to create CAD plans please contact us and we will find an effective solution for you.

Contact Steve Jewett on T: 01322 222474 M: 07961 496987 email: Steve@handsie-display.com

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Tel: 0800 688 9045 sales@windowfilmsuk.com www.windowfilmsuk.com


0800 688 9045 www.windowfilmsuk.com Upgrading your glazing with window film is today's most economic method to improve a buildings functionality. Film will provide long term energy savings with a swift return, improve operational efficiency of HVAC systems, enhance your buildings green rating and help add value to a building. Most people are aware that solar control window film will protect occupants living or working behind glass protecting them from the sun's harmful effects, such as solar heat, glare and ultra violet light whilst keeping them cool and comfortable. Security or safety window film will help protect occupants inside a building from shards of broken glass whether accidental or intentional. UK Window Films can demonstrate how our high performance energy saving solar control window films can help save you up to 20% of your energy costs, reduce your buildings CO2 emissions and even using the correct window film show how the film will cost you nothing over the films lifetime. With over twenty years experience in the window film industry, UK Window Films can help you meet the requirements of most related glass projects for the home, conservatory or workplace. Helping you with technical support, advice about energy efficiency, whole- building modelling and saving forecasts.

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INDUSTRY Essentials

CAPITALISE ON DOMESTIC RHI WITH IBD IBD offers a comprehensive range of sustainable energy efficient heating & ventilation solutions. These are supported by highly professional services that start with an initial consultation and continue throughout the project management, installation and commissioning phases. All sizes of residential projects are undertaken and the company's expertise ensures that all installations are fully integrated to deliver the most energy efficient solution all year round.Â

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