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Smith’s Space Saver SS80 goes Dutch and Swedish Smith’s Fan Convectors market-leading Space Saver plinth heater has been given a Swedish markets. A new slim-line version of the Smith’s Space Saver was launched last year - the Smith’s Space Saver SS80 - making plinths found in kitchen designs popular in Scandinavia and Germany. Like its taller counterparts, installing the Space Saver SS80 frees up wall space for extra work surfaces and more storage or desirable kitchen appliances. It provides an alternative for home owners having to make do with a panel A CGI animation demonstrating the way the Space Saver works to create additional storage in your kitchen, has been edited to include a Dutch and Swedish voiceover. The Dutch version is now available to watch on Smith’s Environmental Products’ YouTube Channel. Smith’s new Space Saver hydronic plinth heater represents Jim Bennett, Smith’s Sales & Marketing Director, stated, “The Space Saver is a key appliance for the New Build and RSL markets, as well as for the mainstream consumer. We believe that the Dutch and Swedish markets, like the UK, will appreciate what it can offer in terms of controllable warmth in kitchens where space is at a premium. Installers can use it to replace a radiator and because it will work off any wet central heating system, it’s a simple replacement that gives so much more to the end user.”


The Smith’s Space Saver installs discreetly into the dead a stainless steel grille, as well as being available in alternative rooms up to 24m3 and could also provide an alternative have plinths. It uses an extremely low water content when compared with a radiator and so it will heat up much more as affording users more responsive controls. The SS80 is now available nationally from all good merchants and online stockists. For more information contact Smith’s Environmental Products on 01245 324900 or at, or Follow Smiths Fan Convectors and Smiths Space Saver showcase on LinkedIn here.

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Industry News & Shows 09 A striking and unusual facade manufactured from precision perforated aluminium panels helps take this modern school building in a new direction When embarking on the challenging project of constructing a secondary school building, Lyngdal Municipality wanted to go in a new direction. The goal of the project was to create a progressive and innovative school building, with the emphasis on high quality and functional solutions. Precision perforated aluminium sheets from RMIG are versatile, functional and practical, and therefore the ideal solution to create a modern and virtually maintenance-free school building. Combine all this with RMIG’s capability and know-how and the end result is remarkable!

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inspiring dimension to Architecture Contrast created with perforation The facade on the new school building is both simple and complex in its design and has been created with the use of RMIG round hole perforation combined with RMIG ImagePerf, bringing intricate and complex perforation design to life. The core of the building is constructed in concrete and steel and the elegant relief effect of the perforated aluminium panels and their sharp edges serves as a striking contrast and

gives the school building a lighter character. Due to the varying distance between the cladding and the walls behind, the appearance of this unusual and attractive facade changes according to the light, bringing depth to the images. RMIG City Emotion captures the passion for creative urban design by offering innovative technologies and materials. We can help you realise the most ambitious architectural projects and their emotional potential. RMIG provides perforated and expanded metal for a wide variety of applications. As the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier within the industry, RMIG has the experience and logistics to offer you the right solutions for the right price. In addition to exterior cladding, RMIG supplies products and solutions for construction and architectural purposes such as car park and security screening, acoustic wall linings, ceilings, lighting, street furniture, balustrades and walkways. RMIG has local representation in 13 countries in Europe, with production units, plus other local representatives in many overseas countries. RMIG provides extensive local expertise and freedom of choice, whether it is express stock deliveries or tailor-made solutions requirements. For more information, visit email:

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Many of these factors are driving fresh approaches and innovation in the design, construction and upgrading of homes and communities, also taking on board other pressing levels and alleviate fuel poverty. This fresh thinking is taking many forms, as Vision London demonstrates in its seminar programme covering Innovations in Architecture and Design. The programme, which runs over 7 and 8 June 2016 at Olympia London, showcases a broad range of project types – from the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to architect Flanagan Lawrence’s acoustic shells on the Littlehampton seafront - but the key focus of attention is housing. innovation-packed homes: SOLCER House in Bridgend, South Wales. This is a one-off demonstration house, designed and constructed as part of the Wales Low Carbon Research Institute’s SOLCER project, which is led by the

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providing housing in urban areas. The design by Stephen maximizes the potential of the urban building with an innovative rooftop extension. This extension adds eight duplex homes to the 15 being created in the existing building, and architect Stephen Davy will outline the essentials of its design. Vision London takes place from 7-8 June 2016 at Olympia London. Over the course of two days, the event showcases today’s most exciting materials, technologies, products, projects and thinking. Its educational programme features seminar streams covering Technology Talks, Building Health and Wellness, Smart Buildings, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Offsite Construction. Register for your free visitor pass today at

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Variety and individual are the buzz words for new ranges and products that will be unveiled at this year’s Manchester Furniture Show, (17-19 July, Manchester Central). Manchester’s increased number of exhibitors will present a myriad of choices from glistening lights to aged leather sofas to cater all looks from country living to modern urban chic. For a gentle country look - be it stately home grandeur or cosy cottage, Manchester’s exhibitors will not disappoint, Westbridge, Wade and Whitemeadow will be showing sofas and chairs that could grace the and soft tweeds. To complement in living and dining Baker, Wood Brothers, Rowico, Corndell and Furniture Origins all have collections to suit a fresh green Shankar have dining chairs and carvers to match grand and simple looks,

Bluebone will show additions to their eclectic collections including new pieces for their popular Storm Grey Farmhouse range and their Cottonwood Painted collection. CIMC will introduce new furniture items to create comprehensive looks with their increasing interior collections, including lamps, mirrors and coordinating decorative accessories. Their stand will be a wonderful array of colour, texture and design.

If the style you’re after is more urban, then Lebus, Buoyant, Scan Thor, Panacea or Mini Divani will have the perfect choices for the city and it’s pace, with sofas in leather, crisp geometrics and contemporary styling.

Indian Hub will show a full collection of their Indian rosewood collections. Their unique modern designs

Living and dining for the sharp city look will be on show from VIDA Living, Exclusive, Nolte, Nathan, Value Mark and Rauch, with bright surfaces, mixed textures and clean design. Value Mark are introducing Lewis in high gloss black and chrome together with new compact marble dining sets.

are perfect for the industrial or rustic look.

Major German exhibitors, Nolte and Rauch will both introduce new UK market. For individual looks see Bluebone, Indian Hub, Gallery Direct, Heartlands, CIMC and Hookes Interiors, are offering new products and ranges in a wide variety of styles from rustic to funky.

In contrast Ancient Mariner from the East Indies use mango wood in their vintage and traditional designs for a more genteel look. Whatever your look of choice to complete it you need a few well chosen accessories. The Manchester Furniture Show again won’t disappoint with a great mix of lighting, mirrors, art, rugs, decorative accessories and soft furnishings. Well known suppliers including DB Mirrors, Flair Rugs, Wire Lamps and Wilde Java will have their latest designs on show ranging from Art Deco to crisp modern so you

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RISCO urges the industry to “Stand Up For Security!” Survey unearths golden opportunity for security installers RISCO is urging installers to take advantage of great consumer interest in smart alarms and the ‘connected home’ on the back of research which shows that householders trust the security industry most to provide the products that will underpin the homes of the future Research conducted by YouGov for security provider RISCO reveals that nearly 1 in 2 (46%) of those with an alarm are keen to control it with their smartphone or tablet, with interest peaking at 70% of those with an alarm aged 25-34. Interest is not restricted to the young and tech-savvy: an alarm linked to their smartphone appeals to more than 1 in 4 (28%) of those with a burglar alarm aged 65 and over. Separately, the survey of 4,237 British adults found that more than 1 in 2 (54%) of householders with an alarm (and 1 in 3 of those without) are interested in installing an alarm system that controls other household systems – the so-called ‘connected home’. Again, interest When householders were asked who they would trust to provide a connected home system with an alarm element, the security industry came out top. Indeed, householders trust alarm manufacturers and installers to do the job over and above their TV, internet, telephone, gas, electricity, boiler or internet search providers. “The biggest learning from the survey is that the security industry is in a very strong position to provide and maintain connected home devices,” said Anna Royds, Head of Marketing at RISCO Group UK.

connected home: such as a system that will boil the kettle, let the cat out and pull the curtains – practical household functions rather than more esoteric features such as fridges that automatically re-stock themselves, for example.

“The technology is here, it’s competitively priced, it’s easily installed, and users are clearly interested in it. We urge the industry to ‘Stand Up For Security’ and take advantage of this great commercial opportunity - before those in consumer electronics, telecommunications and energy providers do so!” continued Royds.

that has great potential. Less than a third (32%) of householders say they have a burglar alarm in their home and, of these, less than half (49%) with an alarm actually set it when they go on holiday. Of those Britons that rarely or never set their burglar alarm, 1 in 5 put it down to forgetfulness, while for 13% of householders it’s because they fear getting false alarms. The same amount (13%) rarely or

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he technical Experts at F. Ball know that the way to ensure the lasting performance of a new floorcovering installation is to deal with any damp or moisture problems from the outset. If not dealt with successfully at the start of the project, not only will the appearance of the new floorcovering be ruined, but the very fabric of its construction and ultimately the integrity of the installation will be compromised too. As the UK’s premier flooring product specialist, F. Ball have developed a specialist market leading range of high performance products providing a wide range of moisture control solutions. These products are tried and tested and used by the world’s best flooring contractors. Every flooring contractor knows the old maxim – time is money, so when there are products that can deliver better economy, are easier to apply, and provide time-saving solutions guaranteed to perform perfectly, they’re bound to attract a lot of attention. Moisture is a tough problem requiring an even tougher solution – something that can ‘Hit Moisture Hard’ and deliver a ‘Knock-out blow’ that will prevent moisture winning the fight… Guaranteed! Accurate moisture testing in accordance with the British Codes of Practice BS 8203, BS 5325 and BS 8201 is essential to determine the Relative Humidity (RH) level within a subfloor. Where the RH is above 75%, the installation should not proceed, as excess moisture in the floor could result in blistering of the floorcovering or complete failure of the flooring installation. This may result in expensive and lengthy remedial work, including the possibility of a costly ‘rip out’. Visual inspection is insufficient as a surface can appear dry while excess moisture is still present. F. Ball recommend Moisture Levels be checked by use of their approved Digital Hygrometers, the Protimeter Aquant or

Protimeter Moisture Measurement System (MMS)… all available from F. Ball and approved wholesale outlets. Once levels have been accurately measured and confirmed you then need apply the best Waterproof Surface Membrane available. Introducing F Ball’s ‘Damp Destroyer’, Stopgap F77… a One-Coat (two-part) Epoxy system that can be used over subfloors with an RH measurement of up to 98%! This dynamic combination delivers a ‘Killer Blow’ and guarantees to leave Moisture ‘Down and Out’ in One Round! Available in 3kg, 7kg or 14kg options, this ‘Damp Destroyer’ is worth its weight in gold as it can even be used with underfloor heating (up to 90% RH) and can be regarded as a Winning Combination in almost every situation. F. Ball’s ‘Hydro-Slayer’ Stopgap F78… Weighing in at 6kg, 12kg or 18kg options, is a Two-Coat (one-part) Water Based System that has proven to be a True Winner as an EcoFriendly – Zero Waste Contender that delivers a ‘Decisive Blow’ to moisture where RH levels are present up to 95%! Both Stopgap F77 and F78 deliver ‘Heavyweight Knockout Performances’ given their Handy Pack Sizes… and they certainly don’t ‘Pull any Punches’ and will deliver the Ultimate Blow in the battle against Moisture. Kilo for Kilo there are no better ‘Weapons of Damp Destruction’ to have in your corner. The treatment of Moisture problems is a very serious element of any flooring contactor’s daily life… The secret to a successful outcome is to ‘Fight Smarter’ and ‘Beat Moisture… Black and Blue’ with F. Ball’s specialist Waterproof Surface Membranes!

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SHOWER ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ FROM MX MX Group continues to build its reputation for providing all things shower related – from its leading range of shower trays, to its popular electric and thermostatic shower ranges, its wide range of shower enclosures and screens, its new ranges of brassware and its huge range of shower accessories. MX Group’s impressive ‘one stop shop’ range of shower and bathroom products continues to be welcomed by social housing providers looking for high quality, reliable products for their homes and new developments up and down the country. The response to the new products added in the past twelve months has been phenomenal with current and new features in the new ‘MX Collection’ catalogue, available in printed The MX Thermostatic Care QI and Care 2 QI electric shower ranges are fully BEAB Care and RNIB Approved making them ideal for people who require more showering assistance and who have additional safety requirements. Ideal for care and nursing homes, sheltered housing schemes and general needs housing where older the shower. They are stylishly designed, with high contrasting touch buttons, large easy to read illuminated temperature display on push button commands and a double bleep indicator when the The Thermostatic Care shower is available with a 1 metre riser rail and a 2 metre hose and Care 2 has a more family friendly adjustable bracket which is ideal for use with a shower seat or wheelchair. These showers are available in 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW with a two year manufacturers guarantee as well as being BEAB approved, RNIB, CE and WRAS approved. MX remains the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK, manufacturing 100s of different tray sizes, in 6 main product types, meaning that it can cater for the the Electric Shower marketplace too. Its wider QI – Quick installation – range of electric showers sets new standards for simple installation. It’s grown with the addition of a number for water and electric – these showers offer the simplest shower installation available.

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World Leaders in Flood Protection Devices Unfortunately the vast majority of homes worldwide have absolutely no form of water leak prevention or detection installed, leaving them open to huge damage should a leak or Typically, such devices are only installed after an incident of water damage has occurred, often at the insistence of insurers. It is anticipated in the future, all new properties will come with a leak detection/prevention the same way as electrical fuse boxes are installed now; more importantly older homes will to protect home owners, investors and insurance companies from the huge costs and devastation that water damage can cause. We strongly believe that the Floodcheck® range of products (and associated services) can be deployed to properties all over the world, ensuring that they are safe one less stress for their owners. The Floodcheck® ‘Auto’ valve is

monitors the water supply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, to minimise internal water damage caused by monitoring the water usage and automatically switching off the mains water supply if the device detects any of the following: A water leak (or forgotten running tap) burst pipe) Low temperature (to prevent frozen pipes) Zero water usage (e.g vacant property or owners away) Floodcheck® Auto is available in UK and EU 15mm & 22mm and USA 1/2” and 3/4” sizes. Suitable power supplies are also available/supplied for these countries. tel: 0800 357 9798 mob: 07803 071001


Floor gullies and linear channels for wetrooms A range of level-access drainage solutions ideal for your commercial, domestic and industrial projects

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So why choose Purus? Our patented NOOD No-Odour trap provides the key ingredient to our Mini Series Floor Gullies and Purusline Living linear channels, and will stop any bad air escaping even when the drain is left to dry out. It’s just one of the reasons why our drains are used in so many projects like Leeds University’s Henry Price Building student residences (pictured). With many of our products certified by the BBA and with BIM Objects ready to download, Purus make the ideal choice for all of your level-access drainage requirements.

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secrets of his success at PHEX+ PHEX+ is pleased to announce that winner of The Apprentice, Joseph Valente, will be speaking at PHEX+ on 18 May. Mr Valente won the popular television show in December 2015, securing a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar to grow his plumbing and heating business Impra Gas. Established in 2012, Impra Gas provides plumbing, heating and electrical services in Peterborough and the surrounding areas. seminar and Tech Talk programme, Mr Valente will focus on his experience in the industry and the importance of apprenticeships.

Mr Valente did upon starting his business and he

recognises the value for both student and teacher. “It was probably one of the best investments I’ve ever made,” explained Mr Valente. “It was invaluable to have that second pair of hands when I was starting out – for me it was a no brainer.” Visitors to PHEX+ will have the opportunity to put with the man himself after his talk. “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Joseph to Alexandra Palace in May,” said show organiser Claire Tilbury. “His enthusiasm for what he does is clear and, as to fellow SMEs.” For more information and to book your free ticket, visit


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An abandoned water tower on the outskirts of Harrogate, Yorkshire, has been converted into a stunning family home by Carol and Majid the heart of the project, so they chose an air source heat pump from Panasonic to provide a low-Carbon heating and hot water solution. The four-storey water tower, which was built in the 1940s to supply a nearby several years. However, this offered the Nadrys a blank canvas on which they was one of the core principles of their restoration project, and this presented

designed and installed correctly will not deliver optimum performance. As a large four storey tower was so old and run down, the installation had more in common with a new build project adapt it to existing infrastructure, which appealed to the Nadrys as it meant that they could

heating, which was chosen as the primary method of delivering heating to the building, to increase the “We never have any problems with Uys of Heacol. “It is one of the most reliable heating systems I’ve ever come across, in three years of installing it I haven’t had to do one repair job, I would go so far as to say it’s bulletproof. Another really important feature for me is how simple it is to install, it makes completing a project so much easier. as well, which is great for a family like

outside temperature falls, the water temperature rises, meaning the system is always running


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Anglia Fireplaces and Design is a family run business based in Cambridge and we’ve been this way for well over thirty years. We’ve always specialised in continent, giving us a bounty of exclusive products that we can offer to the UK market. Our array of product choice is dazzling. From supermodern DEFRA approved woodburning ranges (which are constructed marble surrounds, hand made, using stone from French quarries. Indeed we have every style modern or traditional to offer, but our choice of fuels for our products is also completely fuelled with bio-ethanol or sustainable wood pellets, we have a range for you. As well as all of the usual gas, electric and woodburning options. a thirty year warranty. Couple one of these with another of our exclusive products, Isoblock, and we offer an unrivalled solution for the safety and longevity of your installation. Our expertise also goes beyond product knowledge and supply. We’re used to working with our customers to help is different. Our own expert installers are there to help planning the best fuel and output for your home, through to chimney design and builds. All of our truly impressive ranges and live displays can be seen at our 8,000 sq ft showroom, which can be found in Histon. We encourage customers to visit us and enjoy the experience of getting up-close and personal with all of our products. To talk in-depth with our experts about wants, needs and possibilities. This way we can deliver the highest quality service and solution for every single customer.

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RINNAI Andy, a registered Gas Safe engineer also based in Melbourne, who IS REALLY then ordered and undertook the installation. MOTORING Andy Dixon, who runs his own ABOARD THE plumbing and heating service, explains: “The boilers had to go on the back of the bus as Ollie was BEDROAM As the bus has an air con system, I had BUS already put a cooling radiator off the back so

‘Bedroam’ is the brainchild of Ollie Kemp, a farmer, motor racing competitor and enthusiast from Melbourne, Yorkshire. He wasn’t happy with the lack of onsite accommodation at events that would allow competitors to stay close to their expensive and irreplaceable racing gear. The constructive result of this dissatisfaction is the Bedroam bus, complete with 18 Japanese-style pod bedrooms. As well as using it himself for motorsport meets, Bedroam is available to hire. “If you can’t get a hotel when you’re going to a wedding or don’t want to camp at a festival then this is the perfect solution,” he told George Clarke of ‘Amazing Spaces’. Needless to say he has been inundated with bookings. The Bedroam has two fully-equipped bathrooms with shower, toilet and sink. Sinks and showers are supplied with safe temperature controlled hot water from controller, via motion sensor-operated taps. Two Rinnai drawing water from a bespoke designed tank designed and supplied by Barratt Tanks of Ferrybridge West Yorkshire.

the two Rinnai units sat very handily behind that simply hung on a metal grid attached to the back of the bus. cold outlets running to a little plant room where the back seats of the bus were originally which is directly beneath the bathrooms from where the water is pumped to the “Rinnai’s technical guys were very helpful when I phoned them initially for some advice and installation of the units Andy. The most recent event for the Bedroam was a River Rat Race, which involves contestants doing a 6 kilometre run with obstacles followed by a river swim. The organisers used the Bedroam for their HQ and for the principal runners to shower. They were very happy as the boilers provided more than enough hot water for everybody. “Demand for the Bedroam is phenomenal and I am thinking about building more, maybe even franchising the concept.

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that,’ concludes Ollie.

Rinnai units in operation at an event where there were luxury mobile showers powered by Rinnai units. On my return, I researched Rinnai online and spoke to my friend

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In 2009, North Yorkshire County Council put in place a programme aimed at reducing carbon emissions and to gas heating where practical and economically viable. Independent heating and plumbing company HCS Mechanical Services Ltd, who are the Council’s current mechanical services framework contractor, selected advised that EOGB should be used as the sole provider of Baltur commercial gas burners for the conversion programme. Barry Taylor, Operations Director at HCS Mechanical Services Ltd, commented: “We choose to use EOGB as the burners are excellent quality, spares are available very quickly and we have the reassurance of technical back-up being available both over the phone and, where required, on site. Some of our engineers have also attended the EOGB commercial burner training courses.”The conversion works have now been carried out at ten sites, resulting in lower emissions as a result of the new

to a sizable decrease in associated costs and downtime. Furthermore, oil deliveries are no longer required to be scheduled in – weather which meant that delivery vehicles couldn’t get to many sites to deliver oil at all, resulting in schools having to close.

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Martin Cooke, Technical Manager at EOGB, said: “We’re delighted that our Baltur commercial gas burners have played such a key role in reducing the county’s costs and carbon footprint. The burners, which are now installed at many sites across North Yorkshire, use the very latest technology which ensures optimum performance combined with low emissions.”

The burners have low CO2 and NOx emissions and are easy to install, enabling trouble-free commissioning which is fully supported by EOGB engineers. For further details, visit

EOGB has a strong partnership with HCS Mechanical Services, with their burners chosen for around 90% of installation projects. In total, there are approximately 300 EOGB oil and gas burners installed across North Yorkshire, which is the largest county in the UK. The EOGB Baltur commercial gas burners are available in single-stage, two-stage or fully-modulating mode with outputs from 50kW to 10,850kW.

Baltur TBG 45PV commercial gas burner

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TOUCH IRONMONGERY LTD 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea London SW10 9PJ



stablished 33 years ago in October 1982, Touch Ironmongery is one of London’s leading ironmongers. Originally called

Ironmongery market, Touch mainly supply to residential

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

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.

they sell. In fact today, Touch can 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 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

properties also contribute to their vast clientele.

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. and complicated aspect of a building project, as a result Touch aim to take this awkward aspect and make it user friendly and clear to understand by offering an onsite service where they carry out a detailed door by door, window by window, room by room Ironmongery schedule, highlighting all requirements and identifying any items that can be refurbished. Refurbishment is a large part of the business; Touch will undertake complete ironmongery refurbishment projects, and can restore old paint covered door furniture to their former glory, looking as new, at a fraction of the cost to replace.

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

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

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Garador Launches New and Improved Roller Door Design! Garador’s ever popular GaraRoll is one of the best engineered roller doors on the market, and thanks to recent technical advancements incorporated into its design and manufacture, it is now even better.

the door is always safe to use. The high-tech features of this roller door perfectly complement its modern appearance, and with a precision engineered compact design, it is an excellent choice garage. But the GaraRoll is not only for buildings where ceiling space needs to be retained or access to the roof is required; great choice for any project. Garador’s roller doors come in a large range

Set And Match To Garador! Leading British garage door manufacturer Garador has now introduced a complete range of front entrance doors to complement the styles and designs of its garage doors.

The new door design includes new components, which accelerate the process deliver an even better door travel motion.

Every door in Garador’s range of FrontGuard and FrontGuard Plus front entrance doors is precision engineered to provide great functionality, security and thermal performance. SBD accredited front doors are available, or outwards plus offer a number of options.

with two more brush seals (per guide rail), to provide a more water-tight door motion. The new guide rails also contribute to a smoother and more controlled door travel.

The doors come in a wide range of designs,

to colour match the roller door curtain; providing an immaculate and aesthetically pleasing appearance for homeowners.

Find out more about Garador’s garage door and front door ranges by calling 01935 443 722 or visit

New hinge connectors provide a better seal on the box which sits at the head of the door opening; which is especially important for easier to access the roller door curtain for maintenance. The GaraRoll also comes with a 2 button and a 4 button hand transmitter, each in incorporates high frequency encryption signals for added security. Furthermore, the GaraRoll is the only spring balanced limitation, built into the operator, to ensure

styled to exactly match a garage door from Garador’s Up & Over and Sectional garage door ranges.

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Shining example of contemporary design Leading internal door manufacturer Vicaima has just launched a stunning collection of door models as part of their Dekordor 3D range. Incorporating aluminium inlays in 5 contemporary designs, Vicaima have captured the current vogue for metallic embellishment which is one of the themes of international interior design for 2016. The new inlay models are available in a choice of and scope that is sure to command attention. creates an innovative and thoroughly modern door appearance which is ideally suited to a multitude of applications from homes to hotels highly tactile surface and visual impact created by Dekordor 3D has proved to be a key reason why it is often selected to make a big impression, especially as an entrance door and frame system to apartments or hotel rooms. Now with the addition of these new metallic inlay models the range offers even greater possibilities. The Dekordor 3D Aluminium Inlay collection is available in a choice of 5 contrasting face White and inlay models include both vertical and horizontal designs so present plenty of diversity. peace of mind and can be supplied with a range of performance specifications comprising fire rated, acoustic and security, which requirements.

Where a complete theme is desired, Vicaima are also able to supply as part of a matching doorset (door, Frame and architrave) plus wall panels where required. Dekordor 3D with Aluminium Inlay are made on a to-order basis and as wall fitting) and pivotal, to ensure that individual requirements can be Dekordor 3D Inlays and see how it stands out for your project. For further details about Vicaima Dekordor 3D inlays visit the Vicaima website, alternatively call 01793 532333 for a copy of the new literature or face samples.

GEZE UK creates uplifting

To echo the lines of the viewing platform, GEZE installed two of its popular Slimdrive SCR all-glass circular lobbies to create two impressive entrances to the Wing, which houses a new visitor and education centre for the Battle of Britain access from the car park to the building and the second, directly opposite, provides access to the memorial outside.

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Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK, said: “It’s often said that a building’s design is unique, but in the case of the Wing, which has been designed to remind visitors of WWII’s most iconic aircraft, the “We are always delighted to have the opportunity to projects and the Wing is lobby created by the Slimdrive SCR, reflects the cockpit-style viewing platform and has been designed to allow the building’s many visitors to

and like all of GEZE’s Slimdrive range, it has been designed and tested to meet the requirements of all relevant standards and regulations, including Building Bulletin 93, Approved

that GEZE UK has created entrance

the vigorous demands of the Equality

For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic

Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre,

operators, manual door closers and window technology products call 01543 443000 or visit For more information about the Battle of Britain Memorial, see




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