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04 Industry News & Shows Nash Baker Architects combines brick base and gabled timber top for Broad Street House

Grant UK upgrades oil-fired combi Grant UK’s Vortex Pro oil-fired combi now includes a 24 litre expansion vessel as standard, a safeguard designed to provide expansion capacity for both the boiler and the heating system. The company says it regularly consults installers regarding improvements that they would like to see made to products, and a larger factory fitted expansion vessel for the combi was high on the list.

A timber box with a pitched roof sits atop the handmade-brick ground floor of this house in the English village of Orford by London studio Nash Baker Architects (+ slideshow). Broad Street House was designed by Nash Baker Architects for a site on a quiet street in the village, which is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Suffolk coastline. The clients – a baker and a silversmith – required a four-bedroom house with two rooms on the ground floor that could be used to accommodate their respective work spaces. An existing 1980s house on the site was removed to make way for the new building, which sits within the same envelope and is designed to complement the local architecture. “We wanted to ensure that the architectural expression would be contemporary and of its time, whilst in its materiality being reflective of local vernacular traditions,” architect and studio director Howard Nash told Dezeen. “For this reason the building uses local handmade bricks to create a solid, plinthlike ground storey with a strong horizontal emphasis, above which sits an altogether lighter weathered-oak box.” Handmade bricks are becoming popular with architects for their variations of colour and texture. Other examples include an asymmetric house in Belgium and a canalside development in London. As the area around Broad Street House is prone to tidal flooding, the original ground floor level was raised using a concrete beam and block floor. Traditional cavity walls form the ground floor, while the first floor features a concrete slab supporting a timber-framed structure.

Photo of Grant Vortex Pro Combi Internal 31“By upgrading to a 24 litre expansion vessel, the boilers will ultimately save on installation time and costs because, in most cases, no additional external vessel will be required. For the majority of installations, 24 litres will provide more than sufficient room for the expansion from both the boiler and heating system,” the company explained. The Vortex Combi range includes internal and external models available in output of 21 kW, 26 kW and 36 kW. The latest Combi XS 26kW boiler is 515 mm wide and claimed to be the slimmest model of its kind on the market. The 24 litre expansion vessel is normally fitted behind the front door on indoor and outdoor Vortex Pro combi boilers, but with the XS, it is supplied as an externally fitted kit.

RIBA Names Its 2015 House of the Year In its 14th year running, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has issued its House of the Year Award. The 2015 winner is the Flint House, located on Waddesdon Manor in southeast England. Designed by Londonbased firm Skene Catling De La Peña, the construction consists of two parts: The site accommodates a primary residence and a smaller, detached structure that was designed to be an asymmetrical version of the main building. Both are triangular in form and are oriented north to south. From a distance, the constructions’ sharp angles make them appear as if they are jutting out of the earth, echoing the surrounding hilly landscape. Their gradual roof incline is supported by a base of locally sourced materials, with larger portions of flint embedded in black lime mortar at the base of the structure, gradually transitioning from black to gray and then to white; a final layer of the soft, porous chalk tops off the wall. The project team sourced these natural materials fromthe lush fields on

site, which the Rothschilds, a prominent English banking family, has owned since 1847. The angled incline is characterized by a set of stairs that create a ridged, horizontal edge. Glass and metal form the unassuming rectangular windows inset in the sedimentary façade. Three interruptions punctuate the site. The first is a road, which circles the property and abruptly cuts into the lowest-habitable portion of the larger of the two buildings. The second is a small stream that flows beneath the larger building between the study and sitting room. Finally, a garden links the sitting room to the outdoors by rising and folding to form a makeshift bench.

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Herz introduces new dual fuel biomass boiler Herz Biomass UK has launched a new flexible, dual-fuel boiler for the domestic and light commercial sector. The new Herz Pelletfire boiler is able to burn both logs and wood pellets and is MCS approved. Designed to provide a space efficient solution, the compact Pelletfire range of boilers come in a range of output options from 20 kW to 40 kW and offer flexible heating with separate combustion chambers. The two fuels can be switched between easily and the operation can be set up to automatically transition to wood pellets if all logs are burnt out. The Pelletfire is compatible with various types of pellet stores, including the traditional V profile and modular pellet silos. It also incorporates the modern T-CONTROL touch system, to make operation of the boiler simple and user-friendly. In addition, the Pelletfire range features a double vortex combustion chamber, which is designed to assist maximum efficiency in the combustion

process. The smooth running of the boiler is also helped by the Lambda probe control and automatic cleaning capabilities of the heat exchanger and combustion grate, ensuring the cleaner combustion and maximum heat transfer. The Pelletfire is also available in a ‘log only’ version with a pellet flange, which has the ability to be paired with the wood pellet system at a later date. The filling shaft for the log boiler can accommodate logs of up to 50 cm in length, guaranteeing a long burning time. Tremeyne Woodley, technical sales manager for Herz Biomass UK commented: “Available to order through our partner network the Herz Pelletfire boiler offers true flexibility to users and will revolutionise the

Developer ordered to tear down £10m block of flats

A private developer has been told to cough up £700,000 and tear down a six-storey block of flats in London, built without planning permission. Hackney Council said the record planning crime fine recouped rent paid by tenants on the 34 Hoxton flats. Garland Development and the firm’s sole director Yusuf Sarodia were sentenced in November this year for the offence of failing to demolish the property, after the council served an enforcement notice in August 2011. As part of the case, the council made an application to the court to confiscate money illegally made from the building under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The council will receive one third of the fine with the other two thirds split between the court and the Treasury. Money received by the council will be reinvested back into the services that brought the developer to justice. At present, 62-year-old Sarodia has still to demolish the property, which is worth an estimated £10m.

The council today said it would seek further enforcement if action was not taken. Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council, said: “Anyone who thinks they have a right to build a property in Hackney without first obtaining planning permission must realise that the council will take action against those who flout the rules. “Putting up a building without planning permission is not only breaching planning law but to be quite frank puts at risk the safety of residents and neighbouring properties.”

lower duty end of the market. The Herz brand is well known for its quality and this new boiler is no different, having gone through rigorous testing and development I am confident that it will deliver outstanding results year on year in the field.”

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Plans submitted for London Paddington regeneration Great Western Developments and its development partner Sellar Property Group have announced the formal submission of a planning application for the redevelopment of the former Royal Mail sorting office at 31 London Street, situated adjacent to Paddington Station. The proposed development, known as Paddington Place, has been designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and plans to dramatically transform this part of London. The centrepiece will be a new landmark for London, a crystal light-reflecting tower set to become a major marker for Paddington, one of London’s most important transport hubs. It will include a sky garden and restaurant, featuring mature trees and plants in the open-air. The ramp that serves as Paddington Station’s entrance will be removed and the whole area in front of the station opened up. There will be the opportunity to extend the station concourse into generous new public open space. The piazza will improve connectivity and establish a new ‘front door’ for the station. To improve the rail passenger experience, a new and enlarged Bakerloo Line ticket hall (approximately four times larger than at present) will be created and illuminated by natural light from vaulted glass ceilings. Connectivity to the Circle/District and Bakerloo Line platforms will be enhanced, reached from a new point of access/egress, and will ease congestion from the entrance’s present, cramped location. As part of the reconfiguration, London Street will be realigned and augmented by an elegant suspension bridge. The entire scheme has been designed to provide enhanced linkages into the St Mary’s Hospital estate. The end of 2018 will see the opening of Crossrail, together with upgrades to stations, platforms, signalling and trains serving the M4 corridor to Wales and South West England – all of which aim to address the vast increase in passenger footfall through Paddington, which is predicted

to rise to over 60 million per year by 2031. Following this 50% increase from today’s passenger numbers, the area needs to be revitalised if its built environment is to appropriately reflect the significance of this key gateway, and to adequately support Paddington Station’s developing importance to London. There will also be 100,000 ft² of office space, with floorplates specifically designed to accommodate small to medium sized high-growth industries. This development will be further enhanced by 50,000 ft² of high-quality retail and leisure space at Praed Street, rail concourse and tube station levels, which will breathe new life into the area. Chris Lim, group executive director of Hotel Properties, commented: “This is a unique opportunity involving an investment of over £1bn to provide many public benefits and a scheme which we believe will drive further investment in the wider area.” Irvine Sellar, chairman of Sellar Property Group, commented: “This exciting transformational development will enhance this important part of central London. Paddington’s transport interchange will be fit for purpose for the 21st Century and the wider mixed-use development and public space will enhance the way residents, visitors, businesses and their people live work and play, and will make a major contribution in revitalising this district.”

Reside At Canary Wharf Canary Wharf Group’s first ever homes will go on sale in July as part of the first wave of residential development on the Canary Wharf Estate. The residences form part of Canary Wharf’s new phase to the east of the existing Estate which will comprise 3,200 new homes, a quarter of which will be affordable, plus offices, shops, a school and doctor’s surgery. There will also be capacity to build a further 400 new homes in the future. 10 Park Drive is a unique tower designed by architects Stanton Williams and Make Architects. The design makes the most of the uninterrupted views to the south, east and west including the O2, public parks and gardens on the water’s edge, and includes 74 studios, 115

bedroom apartments, 141 two-bedroom apartments and 15 three-bedroom apartments. Stirling Prize winning architectural practice Stanton Williams has designed a mid-rise 13 storey element which adjoins a 42 storey tower incorporating 345 individual residential units with interiors designed by award winning firm, Make Architects. All of the residential properties will be built to the highest design standards with every intricate detail considered, planned and designed accordingly. The new mixed-use development is located on a 13 hectare site adjacent to the existing buildings that form the globally recognised Canary Wharf skyline.

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Government review to evaluate housebuilding ‘red tape’ Housebuilders will have their say on what they consider to be the barriers to the construction of new homes, in a new ‘Cutting Red Tape’ review launched today by the Government. Building on the work of the Housing Implementation Task Force, this review will aim to uncover the issues that have the biggest effect on housebuilders and seek the views of smaller firms to understand the unique pressures they face. The wide-ranging review will capture the experiences of all those involved in building homes, including developers, planners and trade associations. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “We are determined to remove barriers faced by housebuilders to ensure we continue to keep Britain building as quickly and safely as possible. “We want to hear the views of firms big and small so we can remove unnecessary red tape and help housebuilders do what they do best, building the homes we need.” The key starting points for the review are based on the priorities raised by the Task Force: The government is also keen to look at

the changes made to the Construction, Design and Management Regulations, as well as any examples of EU rules that are being implemented too strictly. The new Cutting Red Tape review will look at the way the law is enforced, as well as whether the rules themselves are proportionate and fit for purpose. The responses from housebuilders will lead to government taking concrete steps to remove burdens on business. Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, said: “As the industry looks to drive further increases in housing supply we welcome moves to reduce unnecessary

regulation and the associated costs. Aside from the planning system there are significant other regulatory processes and charges levied on the industry that can adversely affect viability, but also, critically, delay the ability of home builders to get on site and start building. Reducing red tape will bring more sites into play more quickly and so help the industry deliver more desperately needed homes in the coming years.” The evidence gathering phase of review will run for 8 weeks and close on 13 January 2016. To contribute to the review, click here.

Willmott Dixon wins £27m Alexandra Palace Restoration The restoration of London’s iconic Alexandra Palace took a leap forward this week as Willmott Dixon secured the job to overhaul the East Wing. Designed by architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the go-ahead for the project marks the culmination of years of planning and months of negotiations to secure Lottery and Haringey Council funding. Willmott Dixon’s initial works include protecting the East Wing’s historic features, stripping out dilapidated modern fittings and removing asbestos. It will restore Britain’s first-ever broadcasting TV studio, presently lying hidden and derelict, bring the Victorian Theatre back to life and restore the glazed East Court entrance hall to recreate the sense of its original 1870s grandeur. “Almost half of Alexandra Palace is still inaccessible to the public. This project will help put that right,” said Louise Stewart, Chief Executive of Alexandra Park and Palace. “When we’re finished, Alexandra Palace’s eclectic history will finally come alive.”

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Industry News & Shows 09 Grimsby institute gets an artistic perforated facade from RMIG A new £6 million art and design centre at the Grimsby Institute has been given an eye-catching perforated metal façade by RMIG as part of a major refurbishment and extension scheme designed by Ryder Architects. Part of the redevelopment was to re-clad the exterior of the new theatre on the North elevation to reflect the artistic design and performance studies that take place within the new building. This resulted in Ryder Architecture

working closely with one of the Grimsby Institute’s art tutors to create a three-dimensional design involving a series of overlapping and intersecting cubes. RMIG manufactured the cladding panels from 3mm thick J57S grade aluminium and produced the detailed pattern using a complex array of circular perforations to create the 3D shading effect within the artist’s original design. Once complete, every panel was anodised to give a nonreflective finish that helped show the design more clearly while also providing a protective finish to the facade.

A new home for historical documents RMIG has extensive experience in providing unique cladding solutions for buildings around the world, making it possible for them to deliver exactly

what is needed. The architects chose perforated and embossed panels in 2.0 mm powder coated aluminium from the RMIG City Emotion programme for both the interior and exterior of the building, forming a strong, functional and stylish design statement. The interior is elegantly decorated with stylish panels in white. The exterior is very distinctive in appearance as the architects chose the cube as the mode of expression. The cube-shaped building measures an impressive 31 x 31 x 15 metres and the colour and appearance of the outer panels

Perforated sheets from RMIG depict a new Golden age for Bang & Olufsen Precision perforated panels from RMIG have helped to create a unique, showstopping facade for Bang & Olufsen’s (B&O) new flagship store in Herning, Denmark. This new building reflects the audio-visual giant’s new design concept for its stores. B&O is renowned around the world for its high quality product design and technological excellence. When embarking on the project of creating a new flagship store, the primary objective was to ensure that the building’s exterior reflects the brand’s reputation for high-style and is as arresting in design and appearance as the store’s interior. The striking flagship store was designed by Arkitec as who, through RMIG’s City Emotion programme, chose perforated TECU® Gold panels for the building’s facade to cover approximately 350 m². Using RMIG ImagePerf, each bespoke panel has its own specially designed perforation pattern, which when assembled, runs across the whole envelope of the building creating an unusual and fascinating design that resembles entangled snakes.

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

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

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

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TimbaCurer 4 cures in four hours and is intended for large scale same day repairs up to 60mm deep. It is a thixotropic mix with a consistency similar to butter which allows it to be used on vertical and horizontal joints and even splices without shuttering. It can be mixed in large quantities, moulded and pointed into place. It’s ideal for large repair areas and paint refurbishment contracts. The product has a Thixotropic density of 1.63cm3 and a cured tensile strength of 1500N/mm2. The product is supplied in a 400ml dual cartridge. TimbaCurer 1 also comes in a dual cartridge at 400ml and has a 1 hour curing time. Its viscous consistency allows it to gel and cure faster which makes it perfect for repairing and splicing smaller areas up to 10mm deep. For example where wood is damaged as opposed to rotten The product has a viscous density of 1.23g/cm3 and a similar curing strength to the four hour version. Tel: 0800 056 0471

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JFS16 Excitement builds for The January Furniture Show

The wait for The January Furniture Show, (NEC 24-27 January 2016), is nearly over, it is less than 4 weeks until the doors open. The Christmas feast will be a distant memory with a new one full of colour, texture and inspiration taking its place in 5 halls of the NEC.

The A list of over 450, UK and International exhibitors will launch 1000s of new designs, new collections and new innovations. There will be everything on display for interior furnishing and décor including upholstery, cabinet, beds, flooring, fabrics, lighting, soft furnishings, mirrors, pictures and decorative accessories. This show is a must for retailers, interior designers, contract buyers, architects and developers.

Sofas and Chairs The UK excellence in upholstery will be seen at its best with some of the biggest brands revealing new styles and covers. In Hall 1 Duresta, Wade, Collins&Hayes, Parker Knoll, G Plan Upholstery, Westbridge and Tetrad will show everything from classic designs in contemporary geometric and floral fabrics, to traditional designs with a modern spin in aged leather and wool. G Plan Upholstery, Steed Upholstery and Wade will show modern designs with ontrend button back options. Ashley Manor and Mark Webster Designs both build on their new launches at the Manchester

Furniture Show in July, adding new covers and shapes. Tetrad led the way with combining aged leather with woven fabrics, they were galvanised by the introduction of Harris Tweeds to their designs and will now debut a collection featuring wools from renowned textile house, Benjamin Thornber. In Hall 5 Buoyant, Furnico, and Lebus headline with new comfortable and practical designs in a variety of traditional and contemporary fabrics. Buoyant’s recent Rosa model was very well received and they expand the style with new additions in fresh colours. Furnico adds to its La-Z-Boy collection with a leather option for its best selling

Stanford model and will introduce sofabed options for the first time. International upholstery skill and expertise will best be displayed by some of Italy’s biggest brands in Hall 2, including Tomasella, Ego Italiano, Marinelli, and Maxdivani featuring colours inspired by their cool Tuscan or hot Neapolitan landscapes. Highly contemporary designs in cool greys and soft blues will mix with classic Italian leather designs in creams and blacks. Other European upholstery experts exhibiting include Belgium’s ROM, also showing in Hall 2. They have supplied innovative upholstery for over 50 years have embraced the 3D configurable design and are a great choice for customisable sofa solutions. From Portugal, FAMA’s brightly coloured leathers covering their highly contemporary designs, are eye-catching and full of modern flair.

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Dining and Cabinet Dining - no longer just a sea of oak, made from woods including acacia, mango, walnut, beech, pine, structured board and reclaimed wood will be on display. See Baker, Mark Webster Designs, Willis&Gambier, Ercol and Bentley Designs in Hall 1 or Nathan and Kingstown in Hall 5 for some of the best. As well as a wide variety of woods there will be dining and occasional tables made from marble, stone, glass and metal. Ercol introduces its new Teramo dining collection, featuring shaker elements, which is available in two styles for either a casual or a more formal look. Alternatively, Iain James launches a traditional, highly figured burr walnut collection, alongside a custom made Art Deco inspired line in Japanese ash. Furniture Origins expands its dining, bedroom and occasional ranges and showcases new light oak and painted

finishes, while Willis&Gambier offers new additions to their Casual and Moderno dining and bedroom collections. Alfrank, known for its specialism in marble is promising new table innovations at the Show. Another expert in using unusual materials for cabinet and dining is Bontempi, showing in Hall 2, they have a worldwide reputation for contemporary cabinet furniture constructed from metal. Another user of alternative materials is Peressini, who will exhibit at January for the first time. They will show some of their unique tables with ceramic, glass or solid timber tops and will be a major draw for cabinet buyers. From Denmark Bodahl, also experts in non-mainstream looks, will showcase its comprehensive range of industrial themed solid oak dining sets. Continuing the Danish theme, Skovby bring their uniquely engineered dining tables and cool Scandinavian designs. Their

clever lift and flip actions, which allow dining tables to accommodate different numbers of diners, have proved hugely popular in the UK. In complete contrast to the sleek Scandinavian styling is Ancient Mariner’s hand-made Indonesian furniture, in mango, mahogany and teak, the rich colours and free-flowing designs offer a different dining experience. At the other end of the scale is the UK’s Greenapple, whose pioneering glass designs are gloriously modern and beautifully made. They will launch their Rimini range which features matching dining and occasional pieces. Following on from the highly successful launch of their extensive dining range at the Manchester Furniture Show in July, Serene are adding more pieces to their contemporary glass and leather collection, with a focus on pieces for very large and petite spaces.

For cabinet with a different style head to Gallery Direct, Libra and Pacific Lifestyle in Hall 3, who bring original themed collections to the cabinet market. They add corresponding accessories including lamps, mirrors and decorative items for a complete interiors look and present their stands with jaw-dropping style.

Beds and Bedroom The wide variety of choice in beds and mattresses will be most notable in Hall 5. The UK has some of the best manufacturers and suppliers of beds including Sweet Dreams, Kaydian, Highgate, Serene, Sherborne, Slumbernights Ltd and Vogue. All bring new styles and innovative technology to the Show ranging from Vogue’s vacuum packed mattresses to Sweet Dream’s button backed upholstered bedframes. Beds with motion are increasingly popular and Furmanac’s smooth operating MiBed and high-end Hestia motion collections will have new additions. Even mattresses now have motion technology and Breasley’s new Bionix mattress collection, with its motion drive system, will be prominent on their stand along with the new, boxed YOU mattress collection.

Nathan, best known for timeless cabinet collections is introducing high-class beds to its Shades range. In Hall 1 Whitemeadow and Killymoon will both show fully upholstered and sumptuous beds in lush fabrics. Ercol, Baker, Wills&Gambier and Furniture Origins will show wooden beds and bedroom furniture in traditional and contemporary styles. German giants, Nolte, Rauch and Weimann all have new launches for January focused on the UK market. Their expertly engineered wardrobe and bedroom cabinet systems are highly prized. Weimann are introducing two new finishes Champagne and Nocce, among eight new models, while Rauch will debut their Koblenz, Witten and Homburg ranges as well as reimagined best-sellers. Nolte continue their UK resurgence with several new ranges and new modern finishes. For traditional bedroom cabinet, Kingstown will be showing their new Sophie painted range, along with a full selection of their coordinating bedroom collections. Seconique adds new pieces to its Corona range and Poland’s major brand Forte, is introducing a new nursery and children’s range.

Interior Accessories Completing ‘the look’ with the right accessories and soft furnishings is a skill all of its own and in Hall 3 the exhibitors offer a myriad of inventive, expertly crafted and stunning decorative objects, mirrors, lamps, artwork, cushions and throws. Exhibitors including Gallery Direct, Libra, Pacific Lifestyle, Culinary Concepts, Stone the Crows, PD Global, Hill Interiors, Lifestyle Arts & Crafts, Malini, Complete Colour, Artko and Camelot Pictures are all debuting new collections. Gallery Direct’s glorious 2015 stand is set to be outdone in 2016. They are launching 150 products and 3 new furniture collections. Both Libra and Pacific Lifestyle are introducing a kaleidoscope of new collections. Pacific Lifestyle’s Loft is an industrial inspired collection of lamps and objects. Libra’s Darwin’s Study is a nod to historic explorers, featuring rich leathers and metals. Culinary Concepts have delightful new items in their inspired array of kitchen and dining accessories, their

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unequalled presentation of dining as theatre is joyous. Hill Interiors, celebrating 40 years in business, are bringing new brass and copper decorative pieces and Malini reflect the increasing popularity of florals with pretty flower designs on some of their colourful cushions and bed covers.

Lighting, Flooring and Fabric New for 2016 is the lighting section. Major brands including Dar Lighting, CIMC, Westlite and Red Mud among others, will show new designs reflecting the current trends for edgy industrial, floral and the country retreat. Also on show will be more traditional and classic lighting and lamps featuring ceramics, high-shine and matt metals, coloured and cut glass. For technology and design of a different kind head to the Flooring Showcase in Hall 2, where you will see the newest innovations in hard and textile flooring. Here high-class British manufacturing can be seen at its best, Axminster, Brockway and Victoria Carpets are bringing new carpet designs in a range of colours and textures.

Edel Telenzo will show its new Diversity carpet, which has a two-tone loop pile and unique construction method giving it a non-directional woven look. They will also introduce Liberty, which alternatively has a striped loop-pile construction giving it a smooth woven look. In rugs Trinity Creations has a new digitally printed collection while The Plantation Rug Company launched two new on-trend collections. In hard flooring Woodpecker introduce distressed oaks, parquet designs and contemporary grey-washed boards, which will be shown with their extensive solid and engineered wood flooring range. Finally for all things soft, see the colourful, crisp and sumptuous display of fabrics in the Fabric Pavilion in Hall 1. Here well known brands like Swaffer, Kobe, Barker & Barker and Essente will show new weaves and designs in florals,

stripes, checks, abstracts, plaids and jacquards among others. Kobe has over 700 fabrics in its portfolio featuring a wide array of textures and colours, Barker & Barker known for beautiful fabrics for both commercial and domestic settings, introduce the Dierama collection which is made up of delicate woven designs based on an oriental theme. Swaffer’s elegant and beautiful new floral collections in fresh summery, or soft greys are proving hugely popular. Fabrics of a different style come from Titley & Marr, who are famed for producing designs inspired by traditional techniques, particularly woodblock printing, will debut their Kalamkari print collection. The Isle Mill’s classic wool designs woven in Scotland feature contemporary and textured plains alongside plaids and intricate jacquard designs.

The January Furniture Show is the most comprehensive interiors trade show in the UK. This show has it all! Don’t miss the new designs, innovations and trends for 2016, to register your attendance and see the full exhibitor list go to:

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ICONIC HEAL’S BUILDING KITTED OUT WITH PANASONIC HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM The Heal’s Building on London’s Tottenham Court Road has long been a home of innovation and high quality design. This creative spirit lives on in the newly refurbished building, with a cutting edge heating and cooling system from Panasonic, that provides a comfortable environment for the staff of companies such as Netflix and Deliveroo. Consultants Cundall worked with Easy Air Conditioning to design and install a heating and cooling system flexible enough to meet the demands of a variety of office spaces spread over five storeys. The scale of the project demanded a powerful, efficient system, so Easy Air Conditioning and Cundall specified the Panasonic ECOi VRF system. During three phases of delivery, Easy Air Conditioning installed 24 VRF systems comprised of 42 of Panasonic’s heat pumps and heat condensing units. Each VRF system is controlled by a Panasonic CZ-256ESMC2 touchscreen controller and is integrated into the building management system of the site, to

provide a flexible and user-friendly heating and cooling solution. “When we worked out the scale of the project and how many units we would have to install, Panasonic’s VRF system became the obvious choice,” said Andy Wootton of Easy Air Conditioning. “We wanted to give the client a heating and cooling system that was easy to use and provided the capacity they needed, and Panasonic ticked all the boxes. They offer great products which are easy to install and very energy efficient.” Panasonic heat pumps and condensing units lead the market in their ease of installation and maintenance, which were key factors on this project, as the

units were to be installed on the roof of the building where space was limited. The ECOi VRF system also puts energy efficiency at the forefront, operating with a COP of 4.63, while able to offer heating and cooling simultaneously at high performance, making it the perfect solution for a large office building with hundreds of staff. The ceilings in the Heal’s Building are lower than one might typically find in a modern office building, due to its heritage as a furniture manufacturing facility. Easy Air Conditioning installed Panasonic’s MM range of horizontal ‘slimline’ ceiling-mounted units, designed for spaces with low ceilings. They were unable to fit a false ceiling around the units because of the lack of space, which meant that the cold air from the units would flow straight down onto the people who worked below them, causing pockets of cold air around the office.

Easy Air Conditioning installed large plates around the outputs of the units to take advantage of the Coanda effect, where the air flows out horizontally along the bottom of the plates, so it doesn’t fall straight out of the unit onto the people below, providing a consistent cooling effect across the office. Easy Air Conditioning also took advantage of the off coil temperature control facility of the Panasonic units to maintain the off coil temperature at 12 degrees, so that the air that was emitted from the units was already slightly warmer than a regular cooling system. Easy Air Conditioning supplemented the ceiling-mounted units with a large number of Panasonic’s MR1 series floor standing units concealed discreetly in cabinets beneath windows. These units, specifically designed to be concealed in perimeter enclosures, enable flexible installation

as supply pipes can be connected to either side of the unit from the bottom or the rear. This flexibility ensured that areas of offices nearer the windows, which can be warmer in the summer due to the sun, were cooled to a temperature consistent with the rest of the office. Without a false ceiling, the units, trunking and pipes of the air conditioning system were exposed, so the interior designers decided to embrace this and incorporate it into the stripped back, industrial-chic design aesthetic of the iconic Heal’s Building. The low ceilings on the second floor of the Heal’s building posed a challenge to Cundall and Easy Air Conditioning because it meant they couldn’t install a false ceiling, so the cold air from the ceiling units would fall down directly onto the people who worked below them. Therefore to create the Coanda Effect, where airflow sticks to a surface and is therefore distributed

more widely across the office, Easy Air and Cundall installed large plates next to the outputs of the units. The air flows horizontally, stuck to the bottom of the plates, so it doesn’t fall straight out of the unit onto the people below, providing a more temperate air conditioning system. The owners of the Heal’s building were keen, wherever possible, to maintain the heritage look and feel of the building so specified a subtle and unobtrusive heating and cooling system that blended in with the existing interior design. Easy Air and Cundall therefore concealed a large number of Panasonic’s R1 type floor standing units in cabinets below the windows. Areas near the windows tend to be warmer in the summer, so installing cooling units beneath the windows ensured an even distribution of cold air throughout the offices.

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New Video Highlights How To Reduce Energy in Your Building

A new video from Mitsubishi Electric shows how the company took its head office from an ‘E’ to a ‘B’ energy rating and offers advice on how other companies can do the same. With tough legislation focusing attention on energy use in the built environment, how we heat, cool and ventilate our buildings is coming under scrutiny as never before. “We’ve been on an eight year journey and one of the things we are saying in this video is that any business could and should be planning to improve the performance of their building”, explains Russell Jones who hosts the video. “Just like any other company we have had to make a strong business case for each new piece of equipment, but the fact that we have improved so much and have significantly reduced running costs shows the advantages that can be gained”. The video can be viewed on the company’s dedicated YouTube channel.

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Free CPD Guide to energy labelling regulations Mitsubishi Electric has produced a free, CPDaccredited guide to the new Energy Related Products Directive or ErP (2009/125/EC), which is a key part of the European Union’s drive to encourage consumers to use more energy efficient products. The ErP Directive, which came into force at the end of September, now means that commercial and residential heating products will need to display an energy label, so that consumers can quickly understand the energy efficiency of the products they purchase. A similar market transformation strategy has already proved highly successful with consumer goods such as fridges and freezers, where it is now very rare to find anything below an A rated product available on the high street.

The Directive is a two-part strategy. Firstly, the ErP requires manufacturers to produce energy-using products that meet stringent minimum performance standards. And secondly, these products must be clearly labelled using a standard methodology so that consumers can quickly understand the energy efficiency of the products they purchase. The CPD Guide covers both main parts of the ErP: the EcoDesign regulations and the Energy Labelling regulations. The guide explains how the labelling is designed to help businesses and homeowners understand the benefits of each technology and focuses on the importance of ErP in relation to legislation such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Visit and click on CPD Guides to download a version.

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SPEEDHEAT RISES TO CHILLY If you think it’s starting to turn chilly here, spare a thought for those living and working on a scientific research base in the freezing Antarctic! Keeping warm in temperatures that can plunge to -50oC in the long, dark winters is not a choice for the team on the South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) IV research station. It’s a matter of survival. But as the Antarctic summer begins when temperatures can rise to a positively balmy -5oC, the opportunity is being taken to install extra comfort, thanks to the ingenuity of electrical underfloor heating specialist, Speedheat. The base is on Vesleskarvet (Norwegian for little barren mountain) on the Ahlmann Ridge, about 100 miles from the coast. Its three modules are on stilts to keep them clear of the deep snows of an Antarctic winter. The electricity supply is powered by diesel generators, and

any waste heat from these goes into heat exchangers to provide most of the warmth to the inside of the modules. But this method of heating is difficult to control so, as part of a renovation project, Speedheat’s advanced floor heating system has been chosen to provide supplementary, thermostatically-controlled warmth in two of the two-storey modules. The third houses a helicopter and the generators and does not require additional heating. Different wattage mats of Speedheat’s unique cabling have been specifically designed for the different final floorings chosen for the base, such as bamboo laminate, vinyl and tiles. Speedheat has given full installation and commissioning training to the contractors in Cape Town who are laying flooring for SANAE IV. Contractors, flooring and the entire heating system are now on their way by ship and the fitters will return towards the end of February 2016. This is not the first extreme Speedheat installation. The company has quite literally gone to the both ends of the world from North to South as it has also been selected to supply floor heating for crew accommodation on Statoil Norway’s Aasta Hansteen gas rig in the deep waters of the Norwegian Sea. At just 1.5mm deep and with no major installation upheaval, the system has also been the choice for historic buildings in the UK, such as the extraordinary Durlston Castle in Dorset, new builds, sensitive conversions and for

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CHALLENGE a home with a solar energy supply. It is equally comfortable in a conservatory, a single cold spot or as the primary heating for an entire building. Said Joan Pentland, managing director of Speedheat UK: “We have always known that every installation is different and that Speedheat floor heating can be designed to suit any space. The SANAE IV contract, awarded through our South African base, proves it. “It is a remarkable project that demonstrates the versatility and adaptability of the system, whether for a British home, in a castle, for a hotel or offices, a rig out at sea or in one of the coldest places on earth.”

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Purus Limited Purus is one of Scandinavia’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of wetroom and level-access drainage solutions for the health, leisure, hotel and hospitality industries as well as domestic and social housing. Purus Limited, based in Leeds, specialises in a range of drainage solutions including floor gullies for vinyl and tiled floors, linear drainage solutions and stainless steel channels for commercial and industrial use. Many Purus products, including the Mini Series Floor Gullies, are featured on BIMobject and are also BBA Certified.

Floor Gullies A wide range of Purus Floor Gullies for vinyl, tiled and resin floors are available in plastic, stainless steel and cast iron. Purus’ most popular floor gully, the BBACertified Minimax 50, is the world’s shallowest wetroom gully incorporating a NOOD no-odour water trap at just 76mm including falls. The patented NOOD will not allow any foul air to leave the drain even when it dries out, making it ideal for use in health facilities, disabled access wetrooms and care homes such as the 67-bedroom Lord Street Care Home in Redcar, Cleveland, where the Minimax 50 was recently selected for installation. The NOOD is also included in the Minimax Two Part – designed for simple installation into former trays – and the Mini Brage 50/110 vertical-outlet floor gullies. Stainless steel grates for both vinyl and tiled floors are available for a premium finish. A range of Security Gullies is also available, with a choice of a stainless steel grate with anti-ligature features, or a lockable plastic grate. The Security Gullies are available with a selection of outlets and all include the NOOD no-odour trap. For any enquiries or to request further information, please visit or call 0113 289 3172, where the Technical and Sales teams will be happy to assist.

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MX EXTENDS PRODUCT RANGE STILL FURTHER! MX Group’s impressive range of shower and bathroom products has grown following the addition of a number of new products and a move into brand new product areas for the company targeting new build and refurbishment projects. Already the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK, it manufactures 100s of different tray sizes, in 6 main product types, meaning that it can cater for the specific needs of virtually any customer. In recent months, MX has launched an impressive new range of thermostatic mixer shower valves, offering its usual combination of incredible quality, great looking product, excellent warranties and keen pricing. So confident are MX of the quality of their new Thermostatic Mixer Showers, that they offer a three or five year guarantee on their Atmos range of valves. All materials used in these products are WRAS approved and Phthalate free where applicable. MX has added a significant number of new options to this range, making them a major force in the thermostatic shower marketplace. MX has been at the forefront of the shower accessory sector for many years, producing carefully engineered accessories that are used by most of the UK electric shower manufacturers. MX produces high quality accessories ensuring that its products meet all health and safety requirements and wherever possible uses WRAS approved materials. There’s an impressive additional range of hand sets and cables. MX continues to be a growing influence in the Electric Shower marketplace. Its QI – Quick installation – range of electric showers which sets new standards for simple installation has grown with the addition of a number of exciting new models. Featuring eight entry points for water and electric – these showers offer the simplest shower installation available.

All the MX products are keenly priced but offer exceptional quality and impressive warranties. The company has just produced a catalogue of all its products and a copy of this is a must for all specifiers in the bathroom area – a comprehensive listing of all the products available from MX and one that will provide the solutions for many designers, specifiers and housing managers around the UK.

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MX has moved into the brassware marketplace for the first time, offering a range of taps and mixers – made in solid brass with an all chrome finish. In addition MX is introducing its first selection of electric water heaters, a logical extension to the range of electric Take a closer look at MX Group – its impressive web showers on offer. site at is a good place to start.

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


With over 40 Years experience Novellini is the European and a World leader in the production and manufacture of Shower enclosures and trays, Baths, Whirlpools, Steam Enclosures and Wetroom solutions. In the last decade Novellini has made significant investments into environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and continues to strive towards ever more sustainable holistic production and distribution methods for the future.

Over the years Novellini has continually developed shower trays, being one of the first companies to offer fully engineered large format shower trays in a number of sizes and colours as either low profile or more conventional raised with legs trays - all from UK stock.

With the Olympic Plus shower tray - Novellini was one of the first manufacturers of large format shower trays to reintroduce the production of textured shower floor surfaces. For many years the Olympic shower tray by Novellini has been the only slip resistant (non- enamelled) product in the European bathroom market.

Novellini realised the importance of a more engineered shower tray from an early stage and pioneered the use of innovative materials and fabrication methods in the Olympic Plus shower tray, which today is still one of the strongest and most stable large format shower trays. The Metal reinforced composite construction, now also used in the new Custom tray, means that (unlike many low profile resin stone products), Novellini trays arrive On-site Flat and ready to install.

In recent years Novellini has developed the UK’s leading Wetroom and tanking product, with solutions to suit both timber and concrete installations. The Novellini Wetroom systems allow designers to create uncluttered, lowmaintenance, spacious, level access & fully tiled shower spaces



IN OR ON THE FLOOR –The Novellini Custom Tray can be installed on the floor as a low level conventional shower tray or placed directly onto joists to achieve a flush level-access solution without the need for any further fixing frames. (in addition a raised tray with a void for plumbing including legs is available for surface plumbing)

UK STOCK COLOURS AND SIZES – The Novellini Custom Tray is available in White, Grey, Black & Beige from UK Stock and there are 18 basic sizes – in addition each Custom Tray can be adjusted in Length by up to 200mm offering many more sizes than the basic 18.

ANTI-SLIP – The Novellini Custom Tray is available with an optional Factory applied genuine European standard, Certificated, Anti-slip which is applied to the top surface of the tray - leaving a 10cm Border around the edge so that any Silicone beading is applied to an easily cleaned gloss surface. EASY 2 CLEAN – The Novellini Custom tray IS easy to clean! The

materials used for the Custom shower tray are designed to be cleaned by conventional household bathroom cleaning products, including lime-scale cleaners and bleach. (The Anti-slip is a rough surface and will potentially hold grime and lime-scale – chemical cleaners will be required and unlike enamelled steel surfaces the materials used for the Custom Tray are not adversely affected.)

HIGH FLOW SHOWER WASTE – The Novellini Custom Tray has a specially designed shallow trap waste with a 50 litre/min flow rate. The Waste cover is completely flush with the surface of the shower tray, is easily removed for cleaning and is made from high grade stainless steel which, unlike a chromed waste cover, will not discolour or peel if in contact with bleach or lime-scale cleaning products. ROBUST – Novellini shower trays are built to last. Olympic and Custom

shower trays arrive On-site in their own individual secure packaging which protects them from most handling accidents, avoiding chips and knocks, (a fairly common problem with enamelled steel products). The composite steel reinforced construction ensures that the trays arrive flat and ready to install; they are not subject to the warping, (which is quite likely with low profile resin-cast products).

CUT TO SHAPE – 200mm of one end of the Novellini Custom shower tray is designed so that if required the Custom tray can be cut to fit around a Soil Pipe Boxing for instance or perhaps an Out of True wall?.....

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BIM OBJECTS FOR NATURAL SLATES AND FAÇADE PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE FROM CEMBRIT Leading roofing and cladding manufacturer, Cembrit, has introduced the first BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects in the UK for natural slates. At the same time, the company has introduced BIM objects for some of its cladding range. Designed to help estate managers, public bodies and specifiers utilise Cembrit products in their designs, this new service is the first part of a multi-stage process that will see the whole Cembrit product portfolio available as BIM objects. BIM is used by architects, main contractors and other specifiers in the planning and design phase of projects

to create digital representations of buildings, together with detailed technical information, accreditations and other background data to create an information rich specification. Manufacturers, including Cembrit, have developed BIM-compatible models of their products for integration into such designs and plans. At present, Cembrit’s top quality Glendyne and Alpina ranges of natural slates as well as popular Cembonit, Metro, Zenit and True ranges of rainscreen cladding boards are now available as BIM objects. “We are trying to facilitate the use of natural slates for publicly funded contracts and are pleased to be leading the natural slate industry in promoting this traditional yet sustainable material,” says Ged Ferris,

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Langley Waterproofing Systems top of the class for London school National roofing and waterproofing experts, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, has helped London’s largest high school, and third largest in the UK, Kingsbury High School, refurbish its roof ensuring it meets the highest standards. Kingsbury High School approached specialist consultants, Capital Property and Construction Consultants (Capital PCC), to refurbish its facilities and help provide greater efficiency and all-weather proof systems within its buildings. Capital PCC called upon Langley to carry out a complete survey of the school’s existing 9,000m² roof system. Langley compiled an in-depth report document detailing the findings and made recommendations for improvement works. The report allowed Langley to identify solutions to ensure the school was compliant with building regulations, and highlighted complications with the schools current roof drainage system which required a full redesign of each roof area.

and Princes Lane – Langley worked closely with Capital PCC and Langley approved contractors, Breyer Roofing to complete the first phase of the project on the Bacon Lane premise – an area totalling 6,000m². The roof’s unusual architectural design, which included a central block with two curved wings coming forward, meant that every roof had to be individually designed due to the variation between the different roofs and drainage issues each roof presented.

Problems with the existing roof included ineffective insulation, defects in asphalt surfaces and cracks and interlayer blistering. Evidence of a long history of waterproofing issues was also found across the roofs due Langley’s technical team were on to issues with the drainage system and hand to deliver support and advice drainage patterns of the roof which throughout the project, including caused flooding during heavy rainfall. weekly site monitoring and regular Split into two areas – Bacon Lane meetings, resulting in a roof that has

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