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Latest Technology from CT1 Tribrid® Technology and the introduction of the Ground Breaking BT1 Ultimate Bathroom Sealant and Adhesive CT1 who were and still are the pioneers in the field of sealants and adhesives, were the people that introduced the Hybrid polymer over 15 years ago, which changed the face of sealant and adhesive manufacturing and marketing. CT1 were the first to introduce a multipurpose sealant and adhesive that replaced several products in 1. This was a sealant that was also a heavy duty adhesive could work on wet surfaces and even under water.

CT1’s demonstration of the product is legendary, and many competing products have tried and failed to imitate it! CT1, always leading the way in research and development, never sleeps and as a result have yet again brought the latest technology to the building industry. They have now released technology that no one can match. Now introducing TRIBRID® Technology! They have introduced this latest technology in the form of a revolutionary product called BT1. The Ultimate bathroom sealant and adhesive. It’s also the healthiest option. How?

The newly launched TRIBRID® Technology combats all fungus and bacteria. It’s scientifically impossible for bacteria/ microbes to survive, making it easier to maintain a more hygienic surface which is free of solvents and isocyanates. It is the ideal sanitaryware product for use in all public health institutions including hospitals and clinics. BT1 is the ONLY scientifically developed TRIBRID® Polymer with unique resistance to mould and fungal infestation, therefore creating the healthiest environment. As with CT1 its sister product, BT1 which stands for Bathroom Technology No. 1, also has several accreditations and certificates, making it the healthiest option. Not only that but an ETAG approval for bonding shower panels without mechanical fixings. This makes it the perfect product for installing shower trays, panels, all sanitaryware with no mould or fungal growth.

technology in the industry, can now decrease the risk of these attacks in the home.

Mould and damp caused by bacteria growth especially in the bathroom leads to respiratory problems. Moulds produce allergens, irritants and sometimes toxic substances. Moulds can also cause asthma attacks. Using BT1 with the latest

BT1 is the Healthiest option, it’s the only option!


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RINNAI UK WINS TWO MAJOR GLOBAL AWARDS IN HOT WATER HEATING MARKETPLACE Rinnai has won two global awards for an ‘Outstanding Performance’ in the UK hot water heating marketplace. innai UK was judged to have made the REU Most Outstanding Performance and Best Business Performance in its category.


The awards acknowledge the strides that Rinnai UK has made during the last several years in converting the marketplace to continuous flow energy and fuel-efficient products in the commercial and domestic hot water heating arenas. “We are delighted that a team effort has resulted in global acknowledgement by our peers. We are honoured. It is gratifying to be recognised for all the hard work that each member of staff has made throughout the year,” says Managing Director Tony Gittings. This year sees Rinnai, global leaders in continuous flow hot water heating products and systems, introducing the


Zen and Zen Plus home hot water & heating system which marries established and proven manufacture durability with new technologies to offer great energy efficiencies, user control and, importantly, unparalleled level of comfort. Rinnai UK will be launching this innovation plus several other cutting-edge appliances during 2019. The company has already launched a service & maintenance scheme, tailored training courses for installers and will be introducing the next and most advanced generation of hot water heating units. The Rinnai Zen and Zen Plus system will increase comfort and reduce energy usage whilst also providing a highly economically solution for today’s changing marketplace. ‘Our core expertise is the mass production of long-term reliable combustion products with advanced technologies – we are a

global leader and make over 2 million water heating units every year for domestic, residential and commercial applications. “We have been researching and monitoring the UK domestic heating market for several years until we had a proven system. That time is now, and we are offering hot water heating units together with a superior performance combi boiler in 24, 29 and 35-kW outputs.” says Tony Gittings. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.RINNAIUK.COM

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Holland Harvey Architects transforms disused London supermarket into homeless shelter Warm and tactile materials help create a domestic feel inside this north London homeless shelter, which Holland Harvey Architects has created inside a former supermarket. Shelter from the Storm is located in Islington, north London and provides 42 beds for the homeless, as well as freshly cooked meals and rehabilitative support. The shelter – which takes over a disused supermarket – has been designed by Holland Harvey Architects with interiors that evoke “sensitivity, domesticity and warmth”. “The homeless sector was unchartered territory for us, so we worked closely with the charity to understand the sensitivities of the guests and intricacies of the charity’s operational requirements,” the practice told Dezeen. “We were shocked to learn that at any one time, up to a third of the guests are in full-time employment – the guests are ordinary people who want to feel welcome and safe,” it continued. “Every design decision aimed to make the shelter welcoming and familiar whilst allowing for privacy and a sense of ownership wherever possible.” Terracotta-coloured tiles have been used to clad a handful of walls and chunky prep counters in the shelter’s kitchen and dining room, offering a warm contrast to the building’s exposed concrete shell. Wooden chairs surround each of the tables, which are dressed with kitsch patterned tablecloths. Spherical pendant lamps and potted plants have also been dotted around as decor. Timber floorboards run throughout the room: “It was important that the shelter didn’t feel institutional so we carefully selected materials that were domestic yet robust,” added the practice. During the day this room doubles-up as a cafe for local residents, in a bid to encourage

open channels of discussion between the general public and society’s vulnerable. To further enhance “the idea of transparency”, the practice has inserted a series of expansive windows in the building’s front facade that allows inhabitants to look out and passersby on the street to glimpse into the cafe area. Sea-green paint has then been applied throughout the bedrooms and bathrooms, while the shelter’s entrance has been fitted with a “homely red” door to give the building a more typical residential appearance. Here there is also a small side room where visitors can escape to should they need a moment of recovery before entering the shelter proper.


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VELUX Teams Up with Farrow & Ball to Shed Daylight on Colour in the Home Roof window manufacturer VELUX and paint and wallpaper experts Farrow & Ball have come together in a new campaign which highlights the transformative effect that daylight can have on interiors design.

he campaign centers on the transformation of the Toomey family’s single-storey extension using VELUX roof windows and Farrow & Ball colours. Working together, VELUX daylight expert Grant Sneddon and Farrow & Ball colour expert Joa Studholme showed the couple how to make the most of the available daylight and how to choose colours that look great in their space and suit their lifestyle.


Sean and Sophie bought their 1950s three-bedroom terraced house in Swindon 10 months ago as they knew it had great renovation potential. The rear of the property originally had four small rooms that were dark, gloomy and completely unusable, but with the help of a local architect and builders, they took on their biggest renovation project to date. Adding a single-storey extension, they created a large, open-plan kitchen and living room with three large VELUX


INTEGRA® electric white painted roof windows to provide as much daylight and ventilation throughout the space as possible. To access the garden easily, they also added bi-fold doors. Grant Sneddon, daylight expert at VELUX, said: “Making sure that light penetrates deep into the room is important when you have such a big space, and roof windows do that as they offer twice as much daylight as a vertical window of the same size.” Homeowner Sean said: “The roof windows with added rain sensors add so much daylight and air flow throughout the day, they’re a great way of bringing the outside in. Living in the UK, the weather can change in an instant so we feel reassured that they will close automatically if the rain comes on when we’re out. We also chose VELUX dark blue electric roller blinds to tie in with the interior of the kitchen, and awning blinds to help control heat coming in, particularly on bright days.”

To find the perfect colour complements for the modern fittings of their extension, Sophie and Sean enlisted the help of Farrow & Ball’s colour consultancy service. Joa Studholme, colour consultant at Farrow & Ball said: “When we chose colours for Sean and Sophie’s extension, we did it to reflect their personalities, to suit not only the way they live but to make the most of the daylight from their new roof windows.” “The daylight in the extension changes throughout the day and because our paint is so heavily pigmented the colours change a lot in different light conditions, which makes them feel really alive, particularly when you’ve got fantastic natural light coming from roof windows,” If you want help transforming your home with daylight and colour visit and for more information.

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A Custom Solution for an Ann Arbor Luxe Residence

Michigan homeowner dramatically transforms the look of their home with oversized windows and doors.

When a Michigan family started the journey of updating the home they built 20 years ago, they dreamt of an open floor plan that reflected their Asian culture. They also wanted to take full advantage of the remarkable views by including larger windows and doors that would span the back of their home. During the design process one of the most important decisions made is the selection of windows and doors. They not only affect the overall aesthetics of the home but have a substantial influence over energy efficiency, functionality, and privacy—and can even have an impact on health. The family decided to partner with DesRosiers Architects because of the firm’s impressive design portfolio, which aligned with their vision. But DesRosiers had their work cut out for them. Using the current site and core structure as a starting point was a challenge, especially since the floor plan had to be transformed into something completely different.

THE SOLUTION The goal was clearly defined: a home that’s beautiful inside and made even more beautiful by drawing in the outdoors. DesRosiers used Weather Shield Windows and Doors to achieve the custom look and the homeowners received much more in return: a return on investment. In the bitter-cold Michigan winters and the hot, humid summers that follow, the windows and doors need to be well insulated to help keep the house comfortable for the occupants as well as provide energy savings. Every window and door included in the house is energy efficient with tempered, insulated low-E glass—a perfect pairing for the newer, larger home. More important than the beauty and awe of the new larger-set windows and doors were the health benefits that came with it for the homeowners. Oversized windows and doors offer easier access and more visibility to the outdoors, which can help dramatically reduce some health issues. Having a stronger connection with the outdoors can improve mood, cognition, and overall health.

The windows and doors have an aluminum-clad exterior, providing a virtually maintenance-free finish that resists varying weather elements. The homeowners wanted a unique look and chose the designer-focused hardware collection with a finish that perfectly complements the interior design. In addition, the windows and doors include unfinished pine interiors so they could be customized to the colors to the rest of the home. This versatility allowed the homeowners and designers to choose nearly any size, shape, and color for a truly unique home geared toward their taste, yet at a moderate, reasonable price. Window and door choices can completely change the look of a home. By working closely with an architect to see their vision through, the homeowners were beyond pleased as they were able to get the home of their dreams that was at once modern, innovative, and unique with the right amount of Asian flair intertwined into the design.




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Discover this emerging talent and explore the unique world of this contemporary Artist Introducing a new concept of Radiator Art, which we have named RADIART. English by birth and Italian by heart, this young, contemporary Artist has a worldwide audience with his audacious and unique style. e is now designing bespoke ‘RADIART’ for Creative Radiators, with exclusive artworks painted in oils directly onto your radiator.

exciting, original, wild and wonderful. Radiator Art has been created by Creative Radiators and we have named it RADIART! Showcasing a young and brilliant Artist, Ricardo Amore.

Creative Radiators promotes the understanding, knowledge and appreciation if this emerging Artist with a collection of bespoke radiator sculptures and images that are available throughout Europe. Incredible 3D surface designs and unique paintings will inject your interior designs with Art that is vibrant, rare and very exclusive.

Ricardo Amor is an English born painter, self-taught in Barcelona and totally handcrafted by Italians. His contemporary painting style has made him a successful Artist worldwide, completing commissions in Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, London and the East Midlands.


ART AS ELECTRIC HEATING Radiators don’t have to be plain white or coloured panels, they can be

Now you can own one of his unique works, painted directly onto any of our bespoke radiators, providing your home or business with beautiful radiant heat, as well as beautiful Art. We call it RADIART!

We have printed a collection of his paintings onto our creative radiators, to create the Amore collection. You can also commission your own design, motif, figure or portrait onto any radiator and Ricardo will make your wishes come true by painting directly onto the radiator itself. The art will then be baked on permanently, giving you a portrait for your Board Room, an artwork for your sitting room, and of course an incredibly efficient green energy radiator that complies with Eco-Design LOT 20 regulations in every European country. Make a statement with your interior design, with a Ricardo Amore RadiArt! VISIT:






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0800 852 7771 *The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a Government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. People who join the scheme and register receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces. Homeowners who have their Ecodan installed by an MCS-Accredited heating engineer or plumber are eligible to apply for RHI payments. An average RHI payment of £7,000 is based on an three bedroom home with a heating and hot water demand of 15,000kWh. Payments are calculated on an individual assessment basis and can be higher or lower than that stated. Search #ecodan

Heating,Ventilation & Energy Efficiency

RINNAI - ‘E’ BEFORE ‘I’ OR VICE VERSA? Rinnai offers big performance, heavy duty, diminutive appliances that offer virtually limitless volumes of hot water at useable temperatures – all through engineering design and excellence. And both ‘E’ (external) - and ‘I’ (internal) versions are offered. Here Chris Goggin, Rinnai Operations Director, explains the why and the where of using either model to suit the application.

savings when compared to standard tankless water heaters. All of which makes the HDC continuous flow hot water range by far the best option for all types of applications. With a continuous flow water heater you can never run out of hot water no matter how many individual baths or showers or delivery points are being used simultaneously.

as fired appliances such as hot water heating units or domestic or light commercial boilers tend to be wall hung on the interior of a site. Having a unit sited internally on a kitchen wall or a plant room makes for convenience for the end-user and for the installer or contractor in terms of installation, maintenance or servicing.

that it is a gas fired appliance and it is outside habitable space; and with no need for a flue there’s greater flexibility on exactly where you place the unit; it is easier to service and maintain; all units have robust casings and comprehensive weather controls, for example a Rinnai external appliance is frost protected down to minus 25ºC.

However, external models of hot water heating units have become increasingly popular. We are seeing more and more units sold as installers seem to be favouring external siting for a variety of reasons.

The Rinnai 17e is designed for use directly off the mains, with no need for large, ungainly storage Rinnai offer several units in both vessels. Weighing just 17kg and external – ‘E’ - and internal – ‘I’ measuring 503mmH x 355.6mmW models. They are in the more heavy- x 181mmD the Rinnai 17e has duty part of our product range been developed to allow maximum – 1600, 1500, 55 but also at the flexibility as it can be easily mounted smaller end - the 17e. on an external wall thereby eliminating the need for flueing and Rinnai’s HDC1600i/e low NOx, gas- freeing up valuable interior space. fired continuous flow water heater, This feature gives greater flexibility delivers commercial qualities of hot at the design stage and can offer an water, up to 37 litres per minute on alternative solution where flue runs demand - to any site and application. are problematic or internal space is And they are ErP ‘A’ rated. not available.


Firstly, having a gas fired unit internally has its own restrictions – lack of internal space, flueing restrictions and impediments, exact siting for installer convenience, inspections etc. On external units a whole stack of advantages come into play - starting with the fact

All these factors add up to possible economies for the end user and ease of installation for the installer.

The Rinnai external version HDC1200e gives end users 105.5% net efficiency* because the condensing process delivers up to 95% thermal efficiency, translating to significant energy •12•

The only time the unit is using energy is when there is a demand, in other words it is only burning gas when a tap or shower is being run and, design improvements by Rinnai have increased the lowered NOx levels and increased efficiencies to market ready levels.

A range of external ancillary items including a pipe cover box and security cage are available where necessary. Capable of flow rates of up to 510 litres per hour at a 50°C rise, the 17e is suitable for multiple applications, such as cafés, small restaurants and kitchen facilities. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.RINNAIUK.COM

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Heating,Ventilation & Energy Efficiency

RINNAI CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 100 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS TO SERVE ITS CUSTOMERS Rinnai, best known in the UK for its comprehensive range of hot water and heating home units, is globally celebrating its first 100 years of manufacture in serving its customers with a three-year period of planned anniversary related events to connect to the start of the company’s next centenary. The Rinnai Corporation was founded in Nagoya, Japan in 1819 and today operates in 17 nations and regions around the world with sales of kitchen appliances, air conditioners, hot water heating & home heating units in over 80 countries. Says Rinnai UK Managing Director Tony Gittings, ”The company has evolved and developed into a group that produces a diversity of products and services that directly benefit ordinary people in their daily lives. “Our policy is to help enrich the lives of people in local communities by providing optimal solutions that fit the lifestyle culture, climate conditions, and the energy situation


of each country around the world. The three-year period is aimed at connecting the first century to the next one. The theme will be named - Connected in passion for the next 100 years.” This follows the other significant corporate developments on the global presence of Rinnai - the issuing of a new logo and a new brand statement – ‘A Healthier Way of Living’. In the UK Rinnai is the acknowledged leader in continuous flow hot water heating technology. The company offers a comprehensive range of A-rated units plus large systems for any size of site or application.

Heating,Ventilation & Energy Efficiency To alleviate the very real problems of noise, keeping sound and air pollution outside, Vectaire has three new models in its vertical whole house heat recovery range. The Midi, Maxi and Maxi Plus are now available with integral acoustic attenuation lined with superior sound deadening materials for really low sound levels and tested by BRE. Sound pressure levels are down to <5.0, <5.0 and 6.9 dBA respectively. They are easy to install – nothing extra is required other than the unit itself – they are the quietest, lightest and smallest on the market. Efficiency, performance and economy remain the same as the standard models. “BY-AT” models incorporate summer bypass and frost protection, and commissioning is via an integral LCD. Windows can be kept firmly closed while these MVHRs provide energy efficient ventilation and a comfortable environment. Products are SAP PCDB Listed and manufactured in our own factory in the UK to ISO 9001. Vectaire offers a design service ensuring units are installed in the best possible way to provide efficient, effective, low energy and very economic ventilation. Vectaire can also organise installation, commissioning and maintenance of these products and can supply all necessary accessories. All Vectaire’s residential ventilation is detailed in the latest Low Energy Catalogue.

You can have it all with Speedheat Creating an airy, open space for living calls for clean lines and minimum fuss – but you also need to keep cosy. Speedheat electric underfloor heating can help to achieve it all. Installed with minimum disruption and no noticeable build up in floor height, Speedheat’s system is invisible under your choice of final floor finish. It is ideal for new build, renovation and redesign projects and comes complete with state of the art, unobtrusive controls. Speedheat spells the end to ugly radiators or trailing cables, with nothing to spoil the view.


INFRARED VS CONVECTION MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO HEATING Convection and radiant heaters are both common options when it comes to choosing heating. They use similar components, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. eating specialist Tansun, a leading UK manufacturer of quartz electric shortwave infrared heaters, has compared the two in order to help customers choose the right heater for their application.

advantage of automated thermostat controls. Convection heaters do not run continuously to maintain heat like a radiant heater and instead uses its connection to a thermostat to shut off when it reaches the required temperature. The heater turns back on if the temperature drops.

Convection heaters – what are they and how do they work?

Infrared heaters and how they differ from convection heaters

Convection heaters are indirect heaters that are designed to warm the air that circulates through a specific area. The air heats up and circulates, raising the temperature of the entire room.

Radiant heaters are designed to offer more direct heating by using infrared rays to radiate heat into the air. Infrared heaters are more directional and provide more targeted heating, making them perfect for a number of different environments, both indoors and outdoors.


How the target area is heated is one of the main differences between convection and infrared heaters. Convection heating is ideal for enclosed spaces as it heats circulating air and able to heat an entire room. But this reliance on circulation means it’s only effective in a closed area. Therefore the larger the area, the more difficult it is for a convection heater to achieve and maintain a temperature. However, in smaller spaces it can easily maintain its level of heat production and performs best when working over a longer period of time. When it comes to efficiency and expenditure, convection heaters take


Radiant heaters are also better when used intermittently. This is because the heat is direct and reaches a temperature quickly with minimal energy use. The heat loss is faster when it is turned off, allowing for quicker heat dissipation, making it ideal for use in areas that are not frequently in use or that have more variable temperature needs. Infrared heaters are also the preferred choice of those worried about allergens and contaminants, as they don’t circulate air and therefore don’t spread particles around enclosed areas, making them a much healthier form of heating.

Tansun radiant panels are designed with a number of benefits which include providing instant, comfortable and gentle heat and ensuring safety and reliability as they contain no moving parts. Each panel is fully thermostatically controllable, very lightweight and silent, making it perfect for noise-sensitive environments. Developed to be highly energy efficient, the panels are cost effective to install and can save approximately 30-70% in heating costs. All of Tansun’s products are made in the UK and are designed using premium components. The company has been established for 35 years and invests heavily in R&D to bring superior quality products to the market. Tansun also pioneered the concept of infrared electric heaters alongside Philips technology and has the largest range of commercial, industrial and domestic infrared heaters in the world, providing maintenance-free, safe and healthy shortwave heaters for many different types of heating applications. Further information is available from Tansun on 0121 580 6200, by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at Tansun is supported by Vantage PR


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British bath manufacturer Cabuchon Bathforms has launched its new Studio bath, the latest addition to its range of baths which can be built into the fabric of a bathroom. space-saving tub, it is designed for modern en-suites and bathrooms where space is at a premium. Measuring 1522mm x 837mm (5ft x 33”), the Studio has a noticeably smaller footprint than conventionally designed baths.


Despite its reduced length, the Studio is built for comfort. This is because it takes some of its design cues from Cabuchon’s deep soaking tub range. In particular, it substitutes depth for length. At 505mm (19¾”) deep, it enables bathers to adopt a more upright, semi-seated posture This alleviates strain on the shoulders and neck, while the extra depth of water helps to create a feeling of weightlessness. As a result of its compact dimensions, the Studio also requires less water to fill, so it affords savings on water and energy. Designed for modern loft apartments, studio flats, aparthotels and similar settings,


the Studio has a flat base, so it may be used with an overhead shower. Cabuchon supplies bath/shower screens on request.

fabric. The Studio can also be produced with stripes or other decorative colour effects.

The bath can be set into a raised deck or into a floor, and it may be installed either as a drop-in bath (with the rim visible) or undermounted (with the rim set below the deck.) Optionally, the Studio may be fitted with bespoke panels that cover anything from one to four sides. Fitted with panels, the bath may then be used freestanding, set against a wall, or installed in a corner or niche.

Ficore is more rigid than any non-metal or non-stone bath, and it exhibits superior heat retention. In independent tests, it has been shown to keep water hot more than six times longer than acrylic and more than twelve times longer than vitreous enamelled metal.

Hand-built in Britain, the Studio is made from Cabuchon’s own composite, Ficore®, which the company can produce in any colour. Within its standard pricing, Cabuchon will match most other sanitaryware manufacturers’ published colours. For an extra fee, special colours can also be produced - to match, for example, the base colour of a stone, tile or

The Studio is backed by a 25 year guarantee and may optionally be purchased with an inbuilt hydrotherapy spa system, tailored to the size and preferences of the user. More information about the Studio, including a technical specification sheet, can be found on the company’s website - - or by calling 01524 66022.

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Leading supplier of bathroom products, Easy Bathrooms, introduces modern bathroom collection Easy Bathrooms has introduced a brand-new collection of bathroom furniture. nspired by Italian design, the Callerton range offers a luxurious selection of contemporary designer bathroom vanities. They incorporate the appearance of high-end materials, including curved gloss wood and a slim porcelain tile worktop, while offering an affordable option for the new home market.


These pieces are designed to impress, available with a choice of sizes and finishes. The Callerton unit is on offer as a freestanding or wall-hung vanity. The 745mm height freestanding furniture comes in two widths, including 650mm or 550mm, with two slim, handle-less cupboard doors, with ample storage space. The wall-hung option is available in 550mm, 650mm or 750mm width, with one handle-less drawer. The style of these bathroom vanity units is incredibly on-trend, with clean curves and a slim worktop available in white marble, grey marble or Italian slate, while the unit is presented in gloss white, light grey or titanium grey, giving a bespoke feel to the overall bathroom design. Each product is supplied with a 10-year guarantee, offering peace of mind that they will last for years to come. Pair the vanity unit with Easy Bathrooms’ Hedon countertop bowl, for a contemporary duo. Finish it off with a modern waterfall tap or a matt black tap. For something different, go for a wall-mounted black and gold basin mixer tap. All of Easy Bathrooms’ bathroom vanities are expertly chosen by a professional team to bring an exceptional array of freestanding bathroom furniture that will suit a range of bathroom designs and sizes. For further information, please contact Easy Bathrooms | t 0113 451 0555 | 27 Oakwell Way, Birstall, WF17 9LU


Bathrooms & washrooms Within the Sussex Range collection of stainless steel modern classic towelrails, sits the Fletching family. Although more traditional in styling, these rails are still a thoroughly modern classic.

he styling may well be traditional but the lines are clean and therefore current. Being manufactured from stainless steel as opposed to chrome plated means the polished rails have a deep lustrous quality and the satin finish is really quite stunning.


The Fletching rails are all 520mm wide and come in three different heights; 1185mm, 910mm and 635mm. They are priced as follows: 1185mm x 520mm - £599.95 910mm x 520mm - £499.95 635mm x 520mm - £449.95 Additionally, we have launched the Fletching 1200 Floor to Wall. This model does exactly what it says it does and is mounted from the floor to the wall. The Fletching floor to wall stands at 1200mm high by 520mm wide has a BTU of 1858 and retails at £749.00 exclusive of VAT. All the above prices are based on central heating format and a polished finish. The rails are also available in electric only and duel fuel format, please call the office for further pricing details. The rails are offered in


both a highly polished and satin finish; there is an extra 30% charge for satin finish. All rails are available from stock.

over 90% recycled product and are 100% recyclable in themselves. All rails carry a 25 year guarantee.

All towel rails within the Sussex Range by JIS Europe are manufactured from 100% stainless steel meaning they will not rust, flake or corrode. They can be utilised in all systems including open. Small scratches and dents can be polished out. They are a durable and environmentally sound product. The rails themselves are manufactured from

Please do visit our website for further details at or ring our friendly helpful staff on 01825 722988. Thank you for your interest in our product. The team at JIS.

Stainless Steel Towel Rails by JIS Europe 100% stainless steel towel rails 01825 722988

Leading British retailer, Brandt Kitchens, is delighted to unveil a beautiful open-plan kitchen living area in rural Hertfordshire. Ideal for sunshine living all year around, this in-frame Shaker kitchen is the heart of a busy family home with the patio just a footstep away for easy al fresco dining. lending the best of classic style with contemporary cool, the elegant painted kitchen in Dove Grey boasts ample storage with a bank of floor-to-ceiling units and an AGA range cooker. The centrepiece is the island unit cleverly designed with curved corners, to combine a generous food prep area with a breakfast bar, as well as a gable end which comfortably seats six for dinner.


Designed with classic In-frame style doors, this made-to-order cabinetry, is paired with 30mm Berwyn Granite creates a calm and soothing aesthetic throughout the kitchen, blending seamlessly with porcelain floor tilesfrom the Brandt Collection. Seating in mouth-watering sorbet shades injects a touch of fun and personality, balancing the elegant shades of grey. The theme continues outside with a colourful dining set and loungers by the pool.


Project by Brandt Kitchens This classic kitchen scheme includes: • Grantham Kitchen Furniture, Dove Grey painted finish & Chrome Square Knob Handles • Berwyn 30 mm Granite Worktops • Miele 2 x H6860BPCLST Ovens & 1 x H6800BMCLST Combi microwave • Miele Warming Drawer ( ESW6114CLST ) • Miele Fully Integrated Dishwasher 2 x G6660SCViCLST • Miele Integrated Built In Fridge. K32222i Fridge • Smeg RF396RSIX Fridge • Smeg WF366LDX • Quooker Hot Water Tap Nordic Square • 2 x Bora Classic CFI11 hobs with extraction • Additional high resolution images on request The kitchen was designed to create a highly ergonomic open-plan kitchen/ dining/family room which blends indoor and outdoor living. The scheme is functional and spacious, maximising the scenic views of the beautifully manicured gardens. The design experts at Brandt Kitchens worked very closely with the client, from initial consultation and design concept for the kitchen and pool house as part of a renovation project for the whole property. With a brief to achieve a highly functional kitchen to maximise flexibility for entertaining and casual dining, this modern kitchen scheme embraces some of the latest appliances by Miele including two single ovens, a combination microwave and warming drawer, complete with two Bora Classic hobs with integral extractor as part of the island unit. The cook’s pride and joy is a traditional AGA range cooker with an integrated module to left, comprising a slow cooker and a four ring hob. For added convenience

when entertaining, the side by side Smeg wine cooler and fridge freezer Scott Davis, Director, Brandt Kitchens, says “We really enjoy exploring new challenges when it comes to kitchen design. This was a great project to work on as we needed to incorporate a pillar into the room and work it into the design. By breaking away from the standard rectangle, we provided plenty of work space for the chef, a cosy spot for guests to perch at the breakfast bar as well as an alternative to the dining table. We clad the pillar to match the work tops and help bring the scheme together. The secret of ensuring a kitchen and living space has longevity is to really understand client’s lifestyle and tailor it to fit their individual needs for many years to come.” •

Kitchens designed by Brandt Kitchens start from £25,000+vat

The Painted In-Frame Kitchen Furniture specified in this project retails for £45,000+vat


Get closer to nature with new BAL Micromax2 colourways Colours have been used throughout history as an unspoken language understood by all humankind and are popularly connected to seasonality and to mood. Detail makes all the difference on tiling projects, which is why BAL – market-leaders in full tiling solutions - have introduced a range of new shades to the Micromax2 grout range that take influence from the natural environment and the changing seasons.

To find out more about these new colours, why not download our digital flipbook by clicking here. Unmatched Quality

The 11 new shades take inspiration from the world around Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL said: “Developed as a result of extensive R&D carried out in collaboration with tilers nationwide, BAL us and nature through changing seasons. Micromax2 offers a combination of previously unseen properties to make it ideal for virtually any wall or floor installation. Four new Graphic Greys include: Storm Grey, Tornado Sky, Dovetail and Taupe Grey which are influenced by “Its versatility removes the need for different grouts within a single deep winter visions of dark and dramatic skies in every installation: as BAL Micromax2 suits both the floors and the walls. hue of grey. Warm Woods; Walnut, Hazel and Mahogany evoke the rustic browns and earthen tones of Autumn. Vivid Views featuring Primrose, Peppermint, Cornflower White and Pink Champagne evoke shades of greens, soft yellows and the natural light and vibrant splashes of Spring and Summer. As urban design and nature collide and contrast, an ultramodern vibe is guaranteed to delight the mind and senses and provide the perfect finish to any tiling project.


“The new colours offers fixers, homeowners and distributors alike a comprehensive suite of shades to complement or contrast with any tile type and tiling project.” Superfine, consistent, strong, flexible, the world’s first genuinely universal grout, it can be used for grout joints as narrow as 1mm and as wide as 20mm with no slumping, shrinking and cracking. Smooth, fine, consistent, versatile with in-built Microban anti-mould and anti-mildew protection, it sets within 2-3 hours for fast track tiling completion.

Solarlux cero sliding doors add to high spec finish of luxurious £15m Berkshire home Solarlux recently designed, delivered and installed a duo of bespoke cero sliding door installations to complete the external aspects of Titlarks House, a £15m, five bedroom development in Sunningdale, one of Surrey’s premier locations.


he addition of cero sliding doors to this stunning property - the first collaboration between Octagon Developments and Kebbell Homes - added to the truly luxurious finish. The sliding doors were the perfect option for the developer looking to make the most of the external aspect of the luxurious leisure suite, open planned kitchen and family room. Cero - one of Solarlux’s premier brands - is a highly versatile product with limitless design possibilities, offering ceiling-high glazing (with doors of 15m² surface area) and


is the ultimate glazing option to maximise visible light transmission without compromising on ventilation or views. The fact that so few visible materials are used in the frame structure creates a stunning aesthetic in architectural window design. The frame and threshold construction disappear elegantly into the floor, making windows appear open even when closed, creating a wonderful sense of openness and opulence. Thames Valley Windows – a Solarlux Quality Partner – worked closely with Octagon Developments on the project to engineer the best glazing solution to encase the property’s envy-inducing leisure suite, with the indoor swimming pool is protected from the elements during the winter months. The design – spearheaded by Thames Valley Windows – ensures, owing to the full wall of cero sliding doors, this stunning space enjoys the most exclusive balance of indoor/

outdoor living during the warmer months. Angus McQuhae, Director at Octagon Developments, said: “Titlarks House is the epitome of modern luxury – with close to 17,000 sq ft of living space arranged over just two floors, this unique home sits in an impressive 1.4 acre south facing plot, located within one of Sunningdale’s most prestigious premier roads. Keen to show off the grounds in all their glory, we worked with Thames Valley Windows to install a full wall of Solarlux Cero Sliding Doors to both

the kitchen/living area and leisure complex, with both rooms opening out onto a large rear patio. “Combining grand traditional architecture with contemporary luxury living, the high quality and sleek, minimal design of these doors was integral to our decision to use them at Titlarks House, and the results speak for themselves. In the winter months, these rooms stay light, bright and warm, thanks to the thermal insulation, and, at the touch of a button, become the ultimate

indoor/outdoor space, ideal for entertaining during the warmer months. “ Steve Ferrie, Managing Director at Solarlux, said: “The products installed at Titlark House are specifically designed to welcome the outside in. They are perfectly suited to this development, allowing for the glazing solutions to be as outstanding as the rest of the property.” To find out more and to explore the full Solarlux range, visit:


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LATEST VERSION OF SCHUECO SLIMLINE FAÇADE SYSTEM HAS ALL-GLASS CORNER OPTION Schueco UK has introduced new developments to its ultraslimline FWS 35 PD panorama design façade system. The enhanced system delivers even greater visual elegance with larger all-glass areas, the option of sun-shading and three levels of burglar resistance. A major innovation is the introduction of an all-glass corner solution. Here, by transferring the glass load directly to the adjacent mullions, the design avoids the need for intrusive profiles or pull-push rods. The result is wider unobstructed views and greater transparency from inside and a sleeker, more contemporary look from outside. With Passive House certification for the top Schueco FWS 35 PD.SI version, the range offers thermal insulation levels as low as 0.79 W/m2K and can accommodate double- and triple-glazed units from 22 mm to 50 mm thickness. Where ventilation is required, the Schueco FWS 35 PD façade can incorporate Schueco AWS 114 opening window units. Operated either manually or mechatronically with a concealed Schueco TipTronic actuator, these are an attractive and practical method of ventilation. They can be specified with either top-hung or parallel-opening types. Recognising the importance of solar shading for large glazed areas, the Schueco FWS 35 PD façade offers two newly introduced methods of attachment by means of bolts or brackets. Discrete connection components are able to accommodate a wide variety of shading units despite the Schueco FWS 35 PD façade’s very slim profiles.


Reflecting the growing importance of security, the Schueco FWS 35 PD façade offers three levels of security – standard or resistance classes 2 and 3 of EN 1627, the latter incorporating P4A and P6B security glass. Because the components that help to achieve this are fully concealed, the appearance of the façade is unaffected. For full details email or visit

A perfect union of form and function Fully open a Schueco bi-folding door and you’ll reveal a 95% clear space that effectively eliminates the boundary between your home and your garden. A 90o open corner option and a no-trip, level threshold reinforce this feeling of openness. Add in a smooth gliding action, exceptional insulation and weathertight gaskets that eliminate winter draughts, and you’ve got a perfect door for all seasons. For German engineering made in Britain, there’s only one name. For more information and your nearest Schueco Partner installers visit

Cannock Mill Co-housing project: rendering a community “Cannock Mill is all about building a sustainable community,” says Anne Thorne, founder and architect at Anne Thorne Architects (ATA). “We wanted to create natural, energy efficient and, most importantly, healthy homes.” Cannock Mill is a co-housing scheme in Essex comprising 23 homes; six flats and 17 houses. Every home within the project is built to Passive House standards. A sustainable build “Sustainability is core to our ethos at ATA,” says Anne. “We put a lot of work into sourcing breathable materials for the buildings’ fabric to ensure the homes built were healthy for both their occupants and the environment. “As the housing is designed to be affordable, it was also important the homes were budget-friendly for occupants to run, so materials with a high energy efficiency were a must. “Ultimately, we wanted to create a community of homes which looked beautiful and performed well.”


Choosing the right materials Initial work began on site at Cannock Mill in Spring 2017 and the project is due for completion in October 2019. Anne went on to explain: “To achieve a healthy build, we chose timber frame for the walls of the homes with Lime Green’s external Warmshell insulation system over the timber frame studs. This system consists of woodfibre board insulation rendered with Prepbond WP and Finish WP. We chose the Warmshell system as

it not only promotes breathability but also delivers excellent heat control. This has resulted in extremely low, Passive House compliant, U-Values for each of the buildings, making the homes very economic to run. The average fuel bill for the properties is estimated to cost the equivalent of a cup of coffee per fortnight. We also chose to render the homes externally with Lime Green’s coloured renders as we’d used these products previously on a school in Romford and the final result looked great. We involved the future occupants

in the design from a very early stage through various workshop sessions. The colours of the renders: Ironstone, Ochre, Corfton and Terracotta, were decided by them. The natural colouring of the lime renders makes them really easy to maintain over time while retaining the breathable structure of the buildings.”

The healthy homes “We agreed very early on in the project that the homes should be built to Passive House standards,” says Phil McGeevor, a future resident at Cannock

Mill. “We’d visited Passive Houses before and loved the sense of fresh air without the presence of a draft, there was a nice even temperature throughout. This was something we wanted to achieve in the new homes at Cannock Mill.

House standards vs current building regulations initially, the resulting low fuel bills and healthy environment will, in the longer-term, more than make up for this additional cost. Leaving the last word with Anne, she says:

“It was very important to us that all of the materials used were sustainable and low in toxicity, creating a natural and healthy environment for people to live and visit.

“I’d definitely recommend Lime Green’s products to any architect looking to deliver a healthy, beautiful and longstanding project.”

“Price is always a factor in decisions like this and although it did cost a little bit more to build to Passive Tel: 01952 728611



Terrys Fabrics launch Window Planner App that uses augmented reality to visualise products within your own home Home furnishings brand Terrys Fabrics have launched an innovative app which gives buyers the opportunity to virtually see desired blinds within their own home. By offering over 2,000 variations of patterns and colours within the app, customers are given the chance to judge for themselves how their chosen styles fit amongst their current home decor before purchase. Terrys Fabrics Window Planner, which uses innovative image technology to display products, launches on 1st August. The free app, which is currently available to download through the iOS app store, allows buyers to input window measurements and preferences between Roman or Roller blinds, before comparing the styles against their existing décor. Not only does use of the app eliminate the problem of attempting to visualise how prospective interiors will look within the home, it also allows customers to virtually test as many colours and styles of blinds as they desire within their current interiors, saving both time and potential expense on samples.

Simply take a photo of the window and input the window’s measurements. The brand believes that Choose from the wide range of fabrics, colours redecorating should be a fun and and patterns to see potential blinds against creative process, and this new your window. You can select as many colours technology has been implemented and patterns as you wish. to provide an additional service The app will then show your chosen blind at for the customer, as a much more effective visualisation process than your window, showing how this looks in your home with your existing home interior. those currently available through Once happy with the selection, you will then traditional shopping experiences. The team also believe that customer be directed to checkout to complete your purchase. satisfaction should benefit from utilising the app, as customers are guaranteed to make the right choice Paul McGuiness, Director of Terrys Fabrics says for their space, each and every time “We believe that the future of home furnishing online depends on creating a unique buying they purchase. experience, and our goal is to bring ease to the experience and remove any uncertainty from How It Works: purchasing blinds online. Our app allows users


to virtually try blinds in their own home at any time of day, without need for any advisor or sales representative. We’re excited to bring this development to the market and make the first steps in changing the online shopping experience for blinds and curtains.” For many, a visually appealing home is more important than ever, and the prevalence of stylish and unique interiors is strong within the industry. Terrys Fabrics Window Planner bridges the gap between inspiration and real life and allows customers to play the role of interior designer, by exercising their flair and personal taste before making a purchase.

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Vicaima bring an added dimension to William May development

The village of Bramcote in Nottinghamshire, has been a popular place for home owners with discerning taste since Victorian times, so it’s little wonder that is now attracting fresh interest for twenty first century living with the select Baxter Green development by William May. Envisioned by internationally recognised Leonard Design Architects and set in the former gardens of Grade II Listed St. Johns College, Baxter Green introduces outstanding low-density luxury housing surrounded by tranquil countryside. Once complete Baxter Green will have 40 residential properties varying in sizes from apartments to five-bedroom houses, with ample sized living space and all fitted with Vicaima quality interior doors. Long established and regional house builder William May Developments have used Vicaima’s Dekordor 3D finished doors throughout, alternating within particular house types, between a textured grey face with horizontal decorative grooves and a rich Dark Cedar finish. Dekordor 3D adds a new dimension to interior design, with highly attractive horizontal grained textured laminates in a range of on-trend and contemporary colour tones. This durable range can be further enhanced, with the addition of glass panel doors, face grooving or even metallic inlays, to create individual statements for apartments or traditional homes. All of the Dekordor 3D collection come in a choice of cores and can be supplied

with added performance including fire doors which are compliant with the most rigorous fire door regulations, acoustics and security doors where required as part of a complete door and door frame kit. For further details about Dekordor 3D or one of the many other inspirational products from the Vicaima collections, visit the Vicaima website alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.

WOOD FOR LIVING Floorstock Ltd are one of the most respected and recognised names in the industry. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality products and brands to our customers. Available exclusively from Floorstock Ltd, we bring you Whiteriver Flooring. Selecting only the finest hardwoods and combining them with precision multi-layer construction, Whiteriver Floors are a high quality choice for your floors. The natural look of a solid wood floor with the extra stability provided by the engineered construction, you truly experience the best of both worlds with a Whiteriver Engineered Wood Floor. Available in a large range of styles and species, there is something to suit every home and design taste.

Call Floorstock at 01455 234400 to find out more about Whiteriver Flooring.

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Enclosed platform lift for leading retailer Invalifts were recently contacted by a leading clothing retailer, who was shortly opening a brand new unit, in an out-of-town shopping centre in the East Midlands.


hey were looking for an easy, space efficient way to provide access between the floors of their outlet.

After a consultation with leading access provider, Invalifts, the MC2000 platform lift unit was chosen as an ideal way to provide a part M compliant lift with a platform of 1120 x 1480mm, with a capacity of 500kgs. What’s more, the lift is entirely self supporting, fitting perfectly with the mezzanine structure and easily managing the 4 metre distance between floors. The platform lift shaft was clad with quartz grey infill panels, which had been specified in a special RAL colour to match the interior design of the shop, whilst a ramp was utilised at the base of the lift, removing the need to dig a 60mm pit. The installation of the lift was completed in just two days with minimal builders work, maximising convenience for the client. The lift doors were fully glazed with self closers, and the lift was also fitted with an intercom in case of emergency. The client was very pleased with the final product, and with a 5 year guarantee on the motor and gearbox, they can look forward to the lift running smoothly for many years to come. If you would like to know more about the MC2000 Platform Lift or receive a no obligation quotation please visit the website or phone 0845 4682543.


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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West London – Combination Waterproofing (2 forms) to BS 8102:2009 OVERVIEW Advance Property Preservation Limited were approached to offer a waterproofing solution for a large new build, single storey structure with basement which would offer both residential and commercial use to a prestigious development in West London. The basement area of this project was to accommodate both commercial and residential units and the upper floor also accommodating both commercial and residential units. The warranty provider requested 2 forms of waterproofing be incorporated into the design to the front retaining walls of the structure. When specifying the most appropriate method of waterproofing for a new-build basement it is advisable to follow the recommendations within BS 8102:2009 ‘Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground’. The standard advises on the types of waterproofing available and confirms the performance grade to be achieved. This project required Grade 3 protection – no dampness or water penetration acceptable. The waterproofing method adopted for this new-build basement required careful consideration as failure to design in the correct specification of products and associated systems/products can have a major impact on the effectiveness of the system and the potential use of the basement. In addition, consideration had to be made for the maintenance the drainage elements of the waterproofing system.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS • Koster NB 1 Grey • Delta MS 500 • Delta MS 20 • Delta Channel • Koster Polysil TG 500

SPECIFICATION BS8102:2009 Code of Practice for the Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground.

METHODOLOGY Phase 1 The basement walls were high power pressure washed prior to an application of Koster Polysil TG 500 an anti-lime inhibitor. With two coats of Koster NB 1 grey being applied to the retaining walls which was lapped to the ceiling and floor slab. Koster NB 1 with its crystallizing minerals were employed to seal against pressurized water (> 13 bar) and is classified as a Type A (Barrier Waterproofing) System. This mineral coating waterproofing slurry contains capillary-plugging agents making it an ideal solution to protect the structure from ground moisture ingress, To finalize the twin waterproofing system, Delta MS 500 for non- pressurized and pressurized water. membrane was applied to the basement walls and Delta MS 20 membrane was applied to the basement slab. Phase 2 A combination of a maintainable modular/ sub slab and perimeter A Type C Cavity Drain system is made up of cuspated drainage system was incorporated into the ground bearing basement membranes which are applied to the walls and floor of a slab in association with the Cavity Drain Membrane System and the basement with a channel incorporated at the wall/floor basement floor was levelled to no more than 1-10mm. The reason junction. The cavity drain membrane allows any water for levelling the basement floor to no more than 1-10mm is to reduce ingress to filter down to the slab and find its way to the associated risks of water ponding or pooling beneath the Cavity perimeter channel. The channel directs any water ingress Drainage System, which could potentially cause flotation stress to come to a sump pump or agreed drainage points which is to bear too. 48 Linear Meters of Delta Drainage Channel was also situated below the slab (floor). The sump pump chamber incorporated into the basement floor area of the project, accumulating will then remove any water ingress to the ground level to 250 m2. The all-important access ports to the Delta Channel were drains. incorporated at regular intervals for future maintenance purposes, which is a vital aspect of internally applied Type C Cavity Drained Membrane The lower internal, non-earth retained walls received a Systems to keep running to their optimum. DPC (damp-proof course) to act as a barrier through to prevent moisture rising by capillary action such as 120 m2 of retaining walls to the structure were linked to the Drainage rising damp. The DPC was linked to the Type C system System to ensure any weak points (floor/wall junctions) were adequately ensuring the structure was adequately protected. protected from any potential water ingress.

CASE STUDY RESULTS Advance Property Preservation Limited were able to offer empirical results on this project, from site attendance to methodology and installation. The customer was delighted with the project and Advance’s professional and logical approach. Advance Property Preservation Limited were able to offer the customer a 10- year Insurance Back Guarantee ensuring confidence in the works. Whether waterproofing a new-build basement or an existing structure, Delta will always recommend that the preferred waterproofing system be installed by one of our Registered Installers. Delta Registered Installers are an elite group of experienced structural waterproofing installers who share our values – a dedication to quality, authenticity and exceptional customer services. Our Delta Registered Installer Partners all have extensive experience of working with and installing Delta Systems, meaning you can be confident of a quick, efficient installation, carried out with the minimum of disruption and fuss.

Landscape Show

ANDSCAPE - the UK’s premier event for the industry returns to Battersea Park in central London on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th of September 2019. LANDSCAPE is established as the essential trade event for discerning landscape designers, architects, contractors, facilities managers and interior designers involved in some of the most important, prestigious and valuable projects in the UK and beyond. The landscaping industry’s leading trade event is dedicated to products, services and innovation for the design, build and management of exterior and interior landscape projects, with an array of over 200 new and returning exhibitors all under one roof!


LANDSCAPE is proud to announce that making its return for 2019, in association with The Landscape Institute, is Pecha Kucha 20x20. You may be wondering what PechaKucha means. It derives from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it provides a lively and informal format to enlighten and inspire. The sessions will take place in the form of a series of presentations, where landscaping professionals will be showing 20 images, each for 20 seconds (hence the 20x20!).


With Hundreds of Exhibitors, Thousands of Products, as well as Meet the Designer & Pecha Kucha Sessions, there are huge opportunities for networking at LANDSCAPE 2019 – and the best part is, it’s all FREE!

Presenters include; Andrew Wilson of the London College of Garden Design, Nicole Brown from Huskisson Brown, Jane Findlay of FIRA, Dan Hitch of WATG, as well as Armel Mourgue & Eugenia Grilli of Gillespies! This year’s topic is ‘Things that make me go “wow!”’ so prepare to be inspired and amazed. Join us for a drink on Tuesday 17th September 2019 at the Central Bar Area from 17:15.

The LANDSCAPE Show will be open from 10am-6pm on Tuesday the 17th September, and 10am-5pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019. The Exhibition as well as the Seminar, Meet the Designer & Pecha Kucha sessions are all free to attend.

Also returning to this year’s show are the ‘Meet the Designer’ sessions. Building on the huge success of 2018 programme, LANDSCAPE has worked with the most popular professionals in the industry to put together four unique and truly insightful sessions. Have you ever wondered how the biggest names in landscaping got to where they are today? This is your opportunity to get to know, and delve into, the lives of some of the most passionate Garden Designers. This year’s prestigious line-up features Jonathan Snow, Charlotte Rowe, Kate Gould and James Alexander Sinclair. The Meet the Designer sessions will be held at the on Wednesday 18th September 2019 at the Central Bar between 11:15 and 15:15 so come along, relax, and speak to some major names in the industry.

Further information can be found online: Website: Email: Phone: +44 (0)20 7821 8221 Twitter: @LandscapeEvent #LANDSCAPE2019 Instagram: #LANDSCAPE2019

To register for your free tickets to attend the show, simply visit our registration page at


Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 September 2019



The trade event dedicated to bringing the landscape industry together by introducing its visitors to the latest products, services and techniques.

LANDSCAPE exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of everything from vases, pots and flag stones to furniture and conservatories, water features and sundials. Our exhibitors provide architectural iron work, planters, sheds, turf, sculpture, soil, plants and paving as well as lighting, heating, trees and tools.

Our international visitors include Garden Designers, Landscape Designers & Contractors, Architects, Facilities Managers, Groundsmen & Parks Officers, Event Florists, Creative Directors, Garden Centres, Contract Gardeners, Hotels and Interior Designers.

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1 Swimming Pool … 4 PoolLock Automatic Covers To cover the pool surface on this very particular design of pool, PoolLock supplied one automatic slatted cover and three automatic safety covers, including a customized V4XXL safety cover system spanning an 11m width. Thanks to its many years of experience designing and producing automatic covers, PoolLock is able to work with customers and architects to create tailored solutions to cover almost any kind of pool.


oolLock’s unique hydraulic-drive system means that you do not need any electrical components near your pool. The electrical power pack used to operate the cover and drive the two hydraulic motors can be placed as far from the pool as required. Opening and closing the pool is as easy as turning a key switch, which means that the cover (and the pool) are actually used once installed. PoolLock safety covers provide a solid barrier between the water and surrounding area, effectively preventing any access to the water and making them the safest covers on the market.


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In addition, all PoolLock covers will reduce the amount of heat, water and chemicals lost through evaporation, which means pool owners can save money on electricity and chemical usage. In addition to the standard fabric options, PoolLock also offers HeatLock Thermofoam canvas with enhanced insulation properties. Thanks to the foamed insulation layer applied to one side of the canvas, heat transfer across the membrane is reduced by a factor of 3 when compared to standard fabrics for similar applications. HeatLock’s closed-cell foam structure ensure

PoolLock Safety Covers

that PoolLock covers are not only the safest, but also the most energy-efficient available on the market. PoolLock Automatic Covers offer you the safest, most convenient, most reliable and energy-efficient way to cover your pool. With over 30 years of experience, and installations in over 20 countries, PoolLock is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of automatic safety and slatted covers for swimming pools.

PoolLock Slatted Covers

With over 30 years of experience, PoolLock is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automatic and manual safety covers, automatic slatted covers and heat pumps for swimming pools. Thousands of satisfied customers in Britain over the past 10 years bear testament to the quality, service and reliability of PoolLock products. In 2013, PoolLock opened its first UK production facility in Gatwick, London, with installation teams that are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. The result: even better service and faster delivery times for our UK customers.

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Creating an environmentally friendly garden

Many people are now looking to reduce their carbon footprint by recycling more, using their cars less and eating locally produced, organic food, but you can also reduce your carbon footprint by changing the way you garden.


ith many people starting to realise the importance of ecoliving, garden specialists Oeco Garden Rooms have compiled some handy hints on how to be more environmentally friendly in the garden.


Composting Composting is a great way of being more environmentally friendly while reducing landfill waste and providing much-needed nutrients to your plants. This supply of fresh compost can be used all around the garden, helping to retain moisture and reduce plant diseases and pests in your soil. To start, you will need a compost bin; these are available in a range of different styles and materials to suit any garden design and budget. Then pick a suitable space for the compost bin, somewhere that has good air circulation, is out of full sunlight and is away from large trees or vines as these can steal nutrients from the compost.

external works Collecting rainwater is one of the easiest ways of water-saving and is as simple as connecting a water butt to your gutter system. The average water butt holds between 100 and 150 litres, which is more than enough for your gardening needs, and because of the UK’s climate, they also fill up quickly too giving you access to water when you need it. Planting drought-resistant plants is also a good way of saving water in the garden. Lavender, sage and verbena are all great choices when it comes to plants, while the Lawson cypress conifers and golden rain trees are good additions for something bigger. Compost can be made using various household waste including raw vegetable leftovers and skin, crushed eggshells, fruit peel and tea bags. You can also use garden waste like fallen leaves, grass and wood cuttings and old plants. Try not to use plants that have died of a disease or aggressive weeds as this may harm the compost. To create a good compost, you need to regularly turn the heap to balance it out. This will give you faster results while making sure that all of the compost has the nutrients to help your soil. Once ready, the bottom layer of compost will have a soil-like dark brown colour and be spongy to the touch. Saving Water Water is one of the most important resources for your garden, but with gardening taking up to 70% of the UK’s water supply during peak demand, limiting your water consumption is vital in lowering your carbon footprint.

Mulching your soil areas such as flowerbeds, hanging baskets and potted plants helps to improve soil structure and retain moisture. Bark, woodchips and grass clipping all make good mulches and are a cost-effective way to cut down the amount of water needed in the garden. Helping Wildlife Giving the wildlife in your garden a helping hand not only aids local ecosystems, but it can also help you to control pests and other plant-destroying mini-beasts. Birds are natural predators of slugs, snails and other mini-beats, so inviting them into your garden is a great way to control these pests. Bird feeders, water bowls and birdhouses are all great ways on enticing birds into your garden, and you have the added bonus of being able to spot and record all the different species that visit too. Interplanting is a method of planting different species of plants next to one another in rows to prevent pests. For example, one set of plants may attract a certain pest, while the other houses the predator. This technique is widely used in organic farming, however, it is just as effective in everyday gardens. Log piles and overgrown areas of the garden provide shelter for small mammals and hedgehogs while also providing a source of food for birds in the form of slugs, grubs and caterpillars. You don’t have to dedicate a large area of the garden to wildlife to make an impact; in fact, just a small area can provide long-lasting benefits to the local ecosystem and wildlife.


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How advancements in ground engineering can help reduce spend Concrete Underpinning vs Resin Injection ince the summer of 2018 the number of subsidence claims being made has dramatically increased, highlighting how record hitting temperatures took their toll on UK buildings. Reports show that subsidence is affecting both residential and commercial properties, resulting in councils and landlords needing to rehome tenants while the underlying problem is fixed. With the latest advancements in ground engineering, there are alternative solutions both councils and private developers can consider to help alleviate these problems, saving them money and reducing tenant disruption.


When subsidence does occur, the first solution to come to mind is often traditional concrete underpinning. However, this tried and tested method is often slow, labour intensive and costly. As access is required under the original foundation of the property, occupants are usually required to vacate their premises while the excavation is being completed, increasing admin time and spend for homeowners, property managers and landlords. Example of concrete underpinning

Advanced solutions in the ground engineering sector, such as Mainmark’s Teretek® engineered resin injection and JOG Computer-Controlled Grouting solutions, can help mitigate these problems by offering modern alternatives to traditional underpinning. Resin injection has been used globally for over 20 years and is proven to work. The process, likened to keyhole surgery, involves injecting expanding structural resin under the existing foundations through small incisions made in the ground, typically only 16mm in diameter from outside a building. The resin then flows into the soil and expands, compressing the surrounding soil while filling any voids and strengthening the ground. By eradicating the need to excavate, this process is cleaner than concrete underpinning and less disruptive. As large excavations underneath the foundation are not required, many projects are completed in hours and occupants can usually stay in the building while the work is carried out.

Example of Mainmark’s resin injection

Robbie Blanchfield, commercial manager at Mainmark, commented: “Restoration projects often have tight budgets that are closely scrutinised, which is why it’s vital people are made aware of solutions that could potentially save a considerable sum of money. Additionally, minimal invasive methods reduce the need for onerous work such as deep excavations or partial demolition, meaning that these solutions can often be applied while the property is still occupied. Our Teretek engineered resin injection solution is a cost-effective way to repair subsidence problems and a method that homeowners and property developers should consider when faced with such problems.” For more information regarding resin injection and its ability to save money and disruption please visit: technology/teretek/


Are your clients’ homes suffering from subsidence or cracking? You need effective and efficient innovative solutions. Our proprietary Teretek® and JOG Computer-Controlled Grouting solutions are the modern alternatives to traditional underpinning; they are non-invasive, like “key hole” surgery. We can solve problems quickly, cost effectively and most of all, provide peace of mind.

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