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BCF launches PaintSafe initiative at the 2017 National Painting and Decorating Show The British Coatings Federation (BCF) in association with the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) and the Scottish Decorator’s Federation (SDF), has launched a new initiative ‘PaintSafe’ which aims to promote the safe use of paint and related products and provide best practice for decorators and other applicators during preparation, application and drying. Working in collaboration with the major paint manufacturers in the UK, the first phase of the campaign focuses on decorative paints, and was launched 28 and 29 November at the 2017 National Painting and Decorating Show. A second phase to promote safe use of industrial paints will be launched late in 2018. Unveiled as part of the campaign includes a tri-fold leaflet, which outlines do and do not points to follow whilst painting, and specific guidelines with regards to lead exposure and preparation. The leaflet is available for download at www. and will be available via trade outlets across the UK in the first quarter of 2018. BCF’s Chief Executive, Tom Bowtell commented: “Whilst we know most decorators are aware of best practice, it never

hurts to be reminded of the best and safest ways to work with paints and coatings particularly when sanding and spraying, or dealing with period houses that may have been previously painted with lead based paints in the pre-1960s period.”

Curated for Architect@Work ARCHITECT@WORK is the carefully curated two-day event aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, returning to Olympia National Hall, London, 24 – 25 January 2018. The theme for ARCHITECT@WORK 2018 is light; everything from practical applications to more artistic endeavours related to light will be high on the agenda of the talks program. Other show features include exhibitions by the SCIN Gallery, DAPh and, and RIBA’s pop-up book shop for architects and designers. Over 100 leading international architectural suppliers will showcase new innovations. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing the product selection. TALKS PROGRAMME – 24 January Living with Light 15:00 – A panel of expert designers will showcase the effect light can have. Chaired by Dominic Lutyens, freelance journalist, the panel includes: Christina Seilern, Director, Studio Seilern Architects; Tatiana von Preussen, Director, vPPR; Jon Miller, Founder,

Architects’ Republic and Jonathan Tuckey, Director Jonathan Tuckey Design. Frozen light 16:15 – Photography and architecture have a long and complex history. Chaired by Johnny Tucker, Editor, Blueprint, the panel includes: Phil Coffey, Director, Coffey Architects; Paul Raftery, Architectural Photographer;Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studios and Laura Mark, Architecture Projects Manager, Royal Academy of Arts. Lighting London 17:30 – At night, lighting takes on a new role. Chaired by David Michon, the panel also includes: Sarah Gaventa, Director, Illuminated River; Helen Marriage, Director, Artichoke; Simon Keeling & Seb Benson, Founders, In Situ and Joy Nazzari, Director, dn&co. TALKS PROGRAMME – 25 January Leading lights in workplace wellness 15:00 – Why are we so far behind with the design of artificial and natural lighting in the workspace? Chaired by Clare Dowdy, freelance design journalist, the panel also includes: Simon Allford, Director, AHMM; Catherine van der Heide, Associate, HASSELL Studio; Inessa Demidova, Lighting Designer,

Arup and Linda Morey-Burroughs, Director, MoreySmith. What architects should know about lighting 16:15 – Paul Nulty discusses the role of the lighting designer in contemporary architecture. Chaired by Mat Waring, Editor, mondo*arc, Paul Nulty, Director, Nulty+ is the headline speaker. The art of light and art 17:30 – Cultural venues often lead the charge in terms of high-end design, with huge technical challenges brought about by the requirements for sensitive and beautiful works of art. The group panel here includes: Anne Fehrenbach, Associate, Stanton Williams; Alice Dietsch, Director, Amanda Levete Architects; John McElgunn, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arfon Davies, Director, Lighting, Arup. Register for ARCHITECT@WORK at using code 1940. 24 – 25 January 2018 Olympia, National Hall London

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Materials matter at Surface Design Show 2018 Surface Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre, 6 – 8 February 2018, connecting innovative and exciting materials with architects and specifiers.

McAvoy Secures Place on LHC Modular Buildings Framework The McAvoy Group has been appointed to work on the LHC Modular Buildings Framework. The work that has been scheduled is thought to have a combined value of more than £1 billion. The LHC is known as one of the UK’s longest-established public sector procurement specialists. McAvoy has managed to secure this position by winning the tender for 15 lots and achieving the highest score for education buildings as well as factory processes and for BIM, out of all of the companies that submitted bids to be a part of the LHC framework. McAvoy also managed to top in the workstream WS1 for permanent and interim education and healthcare buildings. The high finishing result by the company, and their selection for the LHC Modular Buildings Framework means that more public sector clients will be able to award contracts directly to the company.

Surface Design Show is THE place for architects, designers and specifiers to immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with industry leaders in the fields of surface design. Returning exhibitors include V4 Wood Flooring, James Latham and Grestec Tiles, who will be launching Graficco porcelain tiles, which takes inspiration from the architectural grid style. New exhibitors include Mirrl, Danzer and SoundSpace, who design creative acoustics. The ever-popular PechaKucha Evening, hosted by Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects takes place on Wednesday 8 February. An informal and fun presentation of inspirational slides, the confirmed line-up includes Hannah Corlett, David Kohn, Angela Dapper and Jessica Reynolds. Surface Spotlight Live, which debuted in 2016, is an exciting opportunity for architects and designers to discover the newest and best materials in the industry. The 2018 display will be collectively curated by trend expert Sally Angharad, Treniq, and Colour Hive, who forecast trends and colours. On Thursday 8 February, the Surface Design Awards will take place. The awards recognise and celebrate outstanding examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. Divided into interior and exterior categories there are 13 awards across seven different categories, each project is judged on a range of criteria including the type of surface, the use of materials and aesthetic design. Registration is now live. Surface Design Show - 6 – 8 February 2018 - Business Design Centre Islington - London

The McAvoy Group is one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists. The Group has already managed to secure their first scheme following their success on the LHC framework. This project is an interim classroom project that has been carried out on behalf of Cardiff Council. The building will accommodate 60 children at Court Special School and will be used for three years in order to help to meet the rising demand for school places. The LHC frameworks have been setup in order to give public sector building clients the benefit of a faster and more efficient procurement operation as well as the best value pricing, instant access to project data and the reassurance of higher quality, guaranteed service levels and a faster project commencement time period. It was vital for McAvoy from their appointment that they develop virtual models of their clients’ buildings in order to facilitate a more informed decision making process while also working to enhance the engagement of their stakeholders.


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UK companies win big at The UK Property Awards In the UK Property Awards 2017-2018, UK companies have won a glittering array of honours. The event sponsored by luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors, saw the awards presentation take place at The London Lancaster Hotel on 27th October.

Hendrix Bridge, Zagreb, Croatia Named after the famous rock guitarist ‘Hendrix bridge’ now transforms into a multi-coloured spectacle thanks to an LED light show... Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), has given the Hendrix bridge in Zagreb, Croatia, a unique lighting makeover, transforming the railway bridge with a spectacular LED light show that is triggered by trains passing over it. The 300 metre-long Zeleni Most (Green Bridge) spans the River Sava in the Croatian capital. Most people in the country simply know the bridge as the ‘Hendrix bridge,’ ever since grafitti with the surname of the legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix first appeared on the bridge in 1995.

A total of 102 UK companies received awards for categories ranging across property development, real estate, interior design and architecture categories. Chosen from over 200 entries across the UK regions, these companies have proved themselves to be the very best in their sector. Winners include: Company: Sonnemann Toon Architects LLP Award: Five-Star Award Project: Westside Category: Office Architecture Company: Roselind Wilson Design Award: Five-Star Award Project: Broad Walk Category: Interior Design Private Residence Further winners can be viewed at https:// UK Property Awards Sonnemann Toon Architects LLP won the five Star Award for office space Westside The UK Property Awards are part of the International Property Awards that include the regions of Africa, Arabia, Asia Pacific, The Americas and Europe. The awards celebrate the very best projects and professionals in the industry. There were 55 company winners at regional level, who have also been nominated to compete against other companies in the UK to become Best in UK, and perhaps ultimately Best in the World. Results at these levels will be announced on 4 December at the Savoy Hotel in London, United Kingdom.

Philips Lighting worked with the famous Croatian lighting designer, Dean Skira on the project. At night the bridge is bathed in an almost ethereal white light showing off its arch, spans and graceful design. However, as a train approaches, it is detected by a sensor and the white light fades to black causing the bridge to seemingly disappear. Then, as the first coach behind the locomotive crosses the bridge, coloured lights come on in sync with the speed of the train crossing the bridge. Both the bridge and train are bathed in a moving ribbon of colour worthy of a riff from the bridge’s namesake. As the train disappears the white light returns. The revitalized railway bridge makes the surrounding area more attractive for locals and visitors. “The goal was to upgrade the visual identity of the City of Zagreb. It is part of our plan to enhance city life around the Sava river,” explained Ivan Babi?, Head of the Infrastructural Services Department for the city. “The innovative LED lighting highlights the grandeur, color and the beauty of the bridge. It’s become a tourist attraction with people often stopping to take pictures in front of it.” Lighting designer, Dean Skira, said, “Most bridges are utilitarian in appearance; few of them possess the architectural or structural ingredients required to be able to use light as a medium to enhance the beauty of the engineering. What we created with Philips Lighting was something very special.”

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Fosters + Partners complete in Beirut Three limestone clad towers are part of the wider Solidere masterplan for the regeneration Beirut city centre Foster + Partners has completed 3Beirut – the first of the practice’s projects in Lebanon. Responding directly to the site and culture of Beirut, the scheme creates a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. The development also strengthens Beirut’s role as a centre for tourism, commerce, retail and entertainment while providing new green spaces at ground level for the city to enjoy.

the harbour, while the south facing side steps down in height, with terraces and green roofs that help integrate the towers into the urban grain. The staggered layout of the towers also helps avoid apartments that overlook adjacent units, allowing residents a greater sense of privacy.

The scheme is located in Beirut Central District on a prestigious site within the wider Solidere masterplan for the regeneration of the city centre. Particular consideration was given to the public realm and the creation of new pedestrian routes through the site combined with new landscaped spaces that connect the historic centre to the harbour. On the south side, the central tower has been pushed back to create a landscaped forecourt. The scheme is made up of three limestone clad towers that provide an animated ground plane of shops, cafes, restaurants, a fitness centre, an art gallery and public gardens. The lobbies are connected to the ground plane with a distinctive water features that flows from the inside to the outside creating a calming sound for the public. 3Beirut’s glazed north façade provides spectacular views of

REL Competes M&E Contract at Ebury Centre REL was established more than 60 years ago and is a family-owned business who works to provide mechanical and electrical packages for clients who are a part of the industrial, commercial, leisure, educational and residential sectors. The company has completed a major electrical contract for a new college at the Ebury Centre which is located in London. The contract has been competed by REL on behalf of Bouygues UK.

The M&E contractor have delivered the £1.5 million contract which forms a part of the £35 million mixed use scheme which is being constructed in London. The project has been designed by Sheppard Robson and is being built by Bouygues UK for the development company Linkcity. The Ebury Centre will merge educational facilities with the provision of a 10 storey residential development. The construction is taking place on a site next to the Ebury Bridge in London.

REL’s involvement on this project consisted of the installation of the electrical services at the new 5,200 sq. m. University Technical College. The new facility will deliver the space for 550 pupils and also includes workshops that can be used for engineering as well as a gym and sports facilities and a large outdoor terrace. Kershaw Mechanical Services awarded the electrical services contract to REL, and the two companies worked together in the past to install lighting, security systems and access control as well as 120 solar panels on the roof of the development. The work that was specified as part of this Ebury contract was offered on a tight schedule, however, REL managed to successfully deliver the project within 10 months. The company had to make sure that the electrical elements that were installed met the high environmental targets that had been laid out by the UTC and have also been designed in order to meet the BREEAM Excellent Standard.

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A woman from Suffolk who has lived at the same house for more than 50 years is staying put after installing a Stiltz homelift in the kitchen larder to help her get upstairs. Jane Seppings, 80, has arthritis in both knees and had a pacemaker fitted earlier this year, so using the stairs was becoming more and more challenging. But moving from the 17th century four-bedroom farmhouse she has lived in since 1965 was not an option as Jane says the home in Weston near Beecles is ‘the perfect house’. So the decision to adapt her home with a Stiltz Homelift – a unique domestic lift which requires no hydraulics or supporting walls and is powered by a self-contained motor that plugs straight into a standard 13amp wall socket with the lift travelling on self-supporting dual rails – was an easy one. “I’ve lived in this house for 52 years and I cannot imagine living anywhere else,” said Jane. “It’s the perfect house and I love it. The house has had lots of building work done to it over the years and every room is a good size.

Woman Transforms Home with Lift in the Larder

“The stairs were becoming more difficult because of my arthritis and I certainly had no intention of moving house or downsizing to a bungalow, so I thought it would be a good idea to get something in place which would make life easier.

“I wasn’t confident about getting on and off a stairlift which sits on the stairwell, so I thought why not go for one of these futuristic Stiltz homelifts instead? It’s a very clever idea and incredibly simple as it plugs straight into the wall. I didn’t want it on display though so decided to conceal it in the larder! “It meant I had to move all the food out but it is three-foot wide and it could be hidden from view in there behind the door. You wouldn’t even know it was there. Stiltz said no problem and installed it in the larder as requested and it has made it much easier for me to move around my home. The lift travels up to a spare room which I use as a utility room for clothes so it is also extremely useful for carrying up baskets of washing!”

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example. We have already developed these packages for multiple corporate customers and for our distribution partners, and these pioneering projects have been very well received. The system thinking principle applied by Rinnai is now being adopted mainstream meaning more and more efficient systems are in use. “A key demand is to provide better on-site efficiency at point of installation and as the system is supplied to site in a pack, this demand has been answered. Using the principles of system thinking we aim to take the headache out of system design and supply complete solutions that go well beyond the heat generator and offer our customers performance and compliance for many years to come.” “The water heaters (the complete Rinnai range is A-rated under ErP labelling demands) far surpass the thermal heating credit requirements for domestic and commercial hot water systems in new and existing buildings to ensure current and future compliance,” Goggin says, adding: “It is a complete turn-key solution that guarantees easy installation and tight time and labour control and standardisation of both product and spare parts supply. ‘Customers and end-users can be assured that their system is–G3 compliant and has good practice when concerning Legionella (ACOP L8) guidance as well as being best in class under Part L building regulations.” * Rinnai is a BIM steering committee advisor to CIBSE for water heaters, boilers and air heaters and ICOM ‘s chosen expert for the RUK UK review of EN26 and EN89. For more details on RINNAI products visit

“The heat generator on the system is Rinnai’s HDC condensing water heater which offers 95% gross efficiency which is maintained for the lifetime of the system due to the design principles and controls. Therefore, the design, combined with the system-thinking approach, promotes best-in-class energy efficiencies. “The principles of system thinking add value to the customer as they take away compliance issues like legionella control, for


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out with the new, in with the old? The UK undeniably faces a housing crisis. It’s not just a political soundbite, it’s affecting lives. New build homes are undoubtedly part of the solution, however, is the consumer perception of reduced quality ‘lego block’ estates stopping people investing, causing them to snub new builds in favour of refurbishment projects? 81 per cent of people are “unenthused” about living in a new-build home while 79 per cent said the government should focus its efforts and funding on refurbishing existing, run-down properties . In addition, a further report this year found that there are more than 200,000 homes worth a total of £43bn lying empty across Britain. Combined with negative stories in the media relating to the quality of new builds, it’s easy to see why public attitude appears to be shifting to buying refurbished properties over new builds. Refurbishing existing properties will only go part way to solving the crisis. Despite programmes such as Grand Designs promoting the property developer lifestyle, more often than not, these projects are not as quick or as glamorous as they seem on TV. The question is, why are new builds facing such opposition and what do we need to do to address this? Are new builds really as poorly built as media reports would lead you to believe?

With every new product, from houses and cars to toys and gadgets, there is always going to be an element of teething. Stories that create headlines, such as “Couple’s dream home in country turns into ‘nightmare’ after finding 150 problems in new-build house” , which are filled with negative terms for new builds, understandably make potential buyers skittish to say the least. Whilst some of these instances are genuine reflections of bad building practices, one of the main barriers the construction industry has to tackle concerns perception. Buying a new home is one of the biggest decisions that an individual is ever likely to undertake, especially as average house prices continue in a long-term upward trajectory . Many buyers purchase off plan and do not see the finished project before they buy. This means that they are often sold on the ‘show home’ factor. The shock sometimes sets

15 in when the buyer collects the keys to their new home - and it simply doesn’t meet their idealistic expectations, or expected imperfections, such as settlement cracks, start to appear. Expectations of pristine existing builds are low, but for new builds, the expectation is often higher and unfortunately, simply unrealistic. If the unexpected happens, buyers often don’t know what is protected or how to go about making a claim. This is sometimes the case with structural defects insurance; designed to protect against defects in new buildings, normally for a period of 10 years after completion. Despite insurance protecting the homeowner from structural damage that may occur during the first ten years after completion, many consumers lack understanding of the extent of cover their warranty provides. This is bypassing the fact that before a build even gets to that stage, new properties undergo rigorous inspections before the homeowner can move in. A structural certificate is only issued when these inspections are complete and all building control

standards have been met. This is why building warranties are a crucial part of the construction process, and why consumers can rest assured that the quality of a new build will stand the test of time. Ultimately, the industry must better communicate the many benefits of new build properties to potential buyers. It must provide reassurance that new builds are completed to high standards, that are often superior to the existing builds that consumers are so keen to invest in. The industry needs to change the public’s view of new builds to that of reliability, affordability and availability. If housebuilders are to increase the appeal of new build homes, and remain construction-oriented, it is more important than ever to emphasise the benefits of ‘out with the old, in with the new’. Today’s new build homes are generally built to the latest environmental standards and are cheaper to run. It’s important to ensure that quality is as much of a priority as quantity, so that each new property meets the needs of the homebuyer of today, and of the future.

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January Furniture Show 2018 Celebrates the ‘Best Of British’ and Lets International Brands Shine The British furniture industry continues to be a vibrant component of the UK’s economy. The UK’s No.1 furniture and furnishings event, The January Furniture Show (Birmingham NEC, Sunday 21- Wednesday 24 January 2018), provides the perfect opportunity for furniture buyers, and interior designers and specifiers to see the newest launches and latest trends from the industry’s biggest names.

January Furniture Show 17 The show also has leading brands from across the globe showcasing enduring classics and sumptuous new collections. From soft Italian leather suites to smooth Scandinavian dining sets, and from exotic decorative objects from the Far East to highly engineered bedroom systems from Germany, buyers will have plenty to see. “British-made is synonymous with quality, style and outstanding design and craftsmanship,” says Laraine Janes, co-director of the January Furniture Show. “We are delighted that wonderful British companies creating exciting products for the home and international markets will be exhibiting.” Show partners the BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers Association) will have a stand in Hall 1 to promote and represent British companies at the show who include Ashley Manor, Ashwood, Buoyant, Celebrity, Cintinque, Collins & Hayes, Dar Lighting, Duresta, ercol, Furnico, G Plan Upholstery, Kingstown, Lebus, Parker Knoll, Westbridge and Whitemeadow.

Best of British Regular exhibitors Tetrad will launch their 50th birthday celebrations in Birmingham with new collections to inspire the next 50 years. Experts at making traditional British designs look brand new with their Heritage and Classic Harris Tweed collections, they are also at ease with producing ultra modern styles in vibrant colours. With 85 years of British furniture manufacturing tradition behind them, Yorkshirebased Sherborne Upholstery presents the ultimate in relaxing Recliner Chairs and Settees to contemporary Corner Suites, traditional Fireside Chairs and stylish Adjustable Beds. Playful shapes adorned in opulent fabrics, curated with a joyful aesthetic of timeless appeal epitomise the exclusively launched new upholstery collection from family-owned John Sankey. The company is proud holder of the Manufacturing Guild Mark for excellence in furniture manufacture. From its London atelier, groundbreaking cabinet makers Manor & Mews promise elegance without pretension. In 2015 owners of Obeetee Rug Company wanted to expand into the world of fine furniture making and David Salmon was eager to create a fresh look that counterbalanced his traditional work. Now their talented teams work together creating a range of bespoke and traditional styles with a modern twist. Established in 1968 family business Furmanac has a passion for creating high quality furniture that gives users the sublime level of comfort they deserve. It is the UK’s largest adjustable bed manufacturer and an industry leader in ‘Lift & Recline’ Chairs.

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International Stars Buyers are in for treats in every Hall from the new products and collections on show from the International companies exhibiting in 2018. Ekornes, the largest Nordic furniture manufacturer renowned for their StresslessÂŽ recliners and sofas first introduced in 1971, is just one of the companies igniting the enduring British passion for Scandinavian design. They will be launching new product ranges designed with style and ultimate comfort at their core. The Skovby collection of innovative and functional tables, chairs, sideboards, display cabinets and occasional pieces is known throughout the world for unique designs, high quality and Danish craftsmanship. This comprehensive range is extensive and adaptive, and available in a variety of finishes.

Since 1896 German company Rauch has been satisfying a demand for bedroom furniture and storage solutions that match personal style, create a high-quality, feel-good environment and which are still affordable. They will be presenting inspiring new colours and concepts for their bestselling ranges, and revealing new products for 2018. Wiemann, a leading manufacturer of bedroom furniture in Germany, provides stylish and comfortable solutions for every space - classic or contemporary. Attractive colours and textures, stylish glass and chrome or a completely natural look with real wood, create the perfect symbiosis between use and a modern lifestyle. Founded in Eupen, Belgium in 1961, ROM has always strived to meet the demands of a dynamic and fast-changing market and to create a sofa to suit your individual needs. Continuously modernised by styles and trends, the company

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embraced new technologies and adapted to customers’ needs and tastes right from the start.

for quick reliable export from their base in north-east Italy to customers around the world.

Sensitivity, trend awareness, and providing a ‘comfortable life’ are main goals with every product developed by Polish company Sits. Predominantly using eco-friendly materials, they have twenty years experience developing, designing and producing upholstered furniture to the highest standard.

Following Mies van der Rohe’s axiom ‘less is more’ Ego Italiano has won a prominent position in the Italian industry in just a few years by creating quality, hand made sofas that combine ancient crafts and traditions with cutting edge technological innovation. Other Italian companies exhibiting include Nicoletti and New Trend Concepts.

High gloss or matte finishes and cutting edge Italian inspired designs are the hallmarks of leading Italian furniture manufacturer ALF Uno. Founded in the early 1950s, when a group of experienced and skilled artisan wood workers joined together, the company creates stylish modern and contemporary innovative cabinet ranges for the home. Over 25 years the Camel Group has gained a reputation for designing and constructing traditional and modern furniture made from materials of strictly Italian origin, and

hülsta, part of the Hüls group, are market leaders in modular contemporary furniture at different price levels. Their stand will showcase high quality wardrobes, media, dining & nursery furniture all “Made in Germany”. For more of what will be on show from both British and International brands, and to register to visit please go to

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January Furniture Show Trailbalzes New Technology January Furniture Show 2018 paves the way for contactless event technology. The show, which runs from 21st to 24th January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC, will be the largest event by a UK organiser to use Poken. Poken is quick and easy information and lead generation. Visitors will receive a Smart Badge as they enter the show, which allows them to collect exhibitor information. There will be Touchpoints on all exhibitor stands, which contain exhibitor information such as contact details and brochures. To collect this information, visitors tap their Smart Badge on the Touchpoint – simple! Even if a stand is busy, Poken ensures that visitors and exhibitors don’t miss a crucial contact. Visitors will receive a summary email at the end of each day that details all the information they have collected, and the stands they have visited. Poken also allows exhibitors to see who is tapping on their Touchpoints in real time, so they no longer have to worry about missing buyers they want to see. Poken is completely secure as no personal data is recorded or transmitted, and it’s eco-friendly as brochures and information can be sent electronically, saving printing as well as carrying. Laraine Janes, Event Director, said “this is a massive investment for the show and both exhibitors and visitors will reap the benefits this new technology will bring”. The system is a major advancement in event technology, and the January Furniture Show organisers are very excited about its introduction at the show.

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New Platform Lift for Care Home Little Brook House is a private residential care home in Southampton for those who live with dementia and memory loss. The home is a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed building containing individual bedrooms with en-suite, plus large communal lounge, dining room and conservatories. It recently underwent building works by BSP Projects LTD to create a new extension to provide an additional five bedrooms, requiring a four stop lift to link the existing building with the new. Ability Lifts were invited to tender for this platform lift, and were chosen due to their excellent technical advice and installation expertise. There were some challenges to fitting a lift in the building including certain headroom constraints and the need to access the lift on two sides, as well as the aesthetic challenge of blending the new with the old. The Optimum 100 platform lift was chosen as the ideal solution for this project and Ability Lifts visited the site twice due to the complexities of the lift installation. Their Operations Manager assisted with the drawing approval process as the Optimum 100 lift was customised to fit. The lift was supplied with automatic doors and a part M compliant platform size of 1120mm x 1480mm. Doors were placed on two sides of the shaft serving four floors and a reduced height (1900mm) door at the top landing due to the headroom restrictions. The Manager at Little Brook House was delighted with the new lift and commented: “Ability Lifts attended the site and explained the restricted access issues so that our builders had one less thing to worry about. The new lift replaces old stair lifts, and looks great within our newly refurbished link which mixes old and new, offering access to all four different floor levels. All 25 bedrooms can now be accessed using our new lift, our new ‘All Mod Cons’ care home is truly fit for the 21st century!” To find out more about the Optimum 100 Platform Lift and other products in the range, please visit or call our dedicated sales line on 0845 006 8803.

Platform Lifts Here at Ability Lifts, we offer solutions for many different access requirements, from platform lifts and stair platform lifts, to external lifts, access lifts and much more. We aim to offer top quality service and highly competitive prices. All of our access lifts are in compliance with the Machinery Directive MD 2006/42/EC, EN8141 and Part M, and we’re happy to advise you with any questions you may have about access requirements. The Optimum 100 - The self supporting enclosed Platform Lift Ã

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Polyseam will be exhibiting some new and innovative products from their GRAFT brand at HVAC 2017. Polyseam, the company behind the GRAFT brand of premium sealants, adhesives, fillers and passive fire protection products will be exhibiting some new and innovative products at HVAC 2017, stand no. H260. This is the first time the company will be attending this event and are keen to showcase a few of the new products added to the GRAFT brand. One product in particular is the GRAFT HIGH PRESSURE DUCTING SEALANT which is VOC, solvent and emission free and has an EI 240 fire rating.

Marketing manager, Olando Salina, said; “We are delighted to be able to showcase at the HVAC Show as it forms a key part of our marketing activity for the GRAFT brand. Our research and development team spent many months developing and testing the GRAFT HIGH PRESSURE DUCTING SEALANT to ensure it ticks all the boxes. I am confident that this product will make a lot of jobs easier, safer and more cost effective�. GRAFT HIGH PRESSURE DUCTING SEALANT is a low odour emission free sealant based on a unique high performance and innovative

Inert Polymer Technology (IPTtm). Designed for sealing joints and seams in low, medium and high pressure heating and ventilation ducts. GRAFT HIGH PRESSURE DUCTING SEALANT is available in 380ml rigid plastic cartridge and 200ml flexi tube for easier access to hard to reach joints. It is a Class C ducting sealant and conforms to test standard EN 1751, HVAC DW144 and EC1 PLUS. Most importantly it is solvent, VOC and emission free making it safer to work with. Background Based in Huddersfield, Polyseam has been developing and manufacturing sealants and adhesives for the own brand market for 25 years and employs over 50 people internationally. In addition, the company is also known for the Protecta Passive Fire Protection product range, which includes sealants, collars, wraps, and boards that help to ensure that both new builds and refurbished properties meet the latest requirements for air, sound and fire insulation. Polyseam operate in markets across Europe, the middle east, south America, parts of Asia and the South Pacific: Polyseam have manufactured over 150 different types of products, export to over 42 countries globally and are continuously expanding their domestic and international reach.



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Dow Corning Launches New, Low Odour Neutral Sanitary Silicone Global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning, has launched a new, fast acting sealant suitable for sanitary projects in both domestic and commercial settings. The Dow Corning 785N Neutral Sanitary Silicone is a mould and mildew resistant neutral silicone with low odour, high flexibility and excellent adhesion to a range of porous and non-porous surfaces. Non-corrosive to metal, the sealant remains flexible over time for lasting performance and is fast curing as well as ensuring low shrinkage – allowing for quick turnaround with a wide variety of jobs. It can be used on stone, marble and granite, as well as ceramic, porcelain, glass, tile, stainless steel and more. With a matt finish and high resistance against damage, Dow Corning 785N is the ideal product for a range of sealant projects and is available in white and clear 310ml cartridges.

Tackle Large Scale Projects With the Marathon Sleeve From Purdy Purdy’s Marathon™ sleeve is an essential piece of kit, making large scale decorating projects a breeze. Other rollers can leave an uneven appearance when they become worn but the durability and quality of the Marathon™ sleeve means a smoother finish – ideal when working on more challenging projects that need consistent coverage and a great final appearance.

Developed by Purdy’s expert technical team, the durable cover will deliver performance over 40 hours of constant use – giving consistently high performance from beginning to end. It is often the tool of choice for contractors working on large scale, professional projects Made using a blend of nylon and polyester fabric, Marathon™ lasts longer, paints further and leaves less lint on the painted surface.

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Power Grab n Bond The strongest Construction Adhesive on the Market. Case study. Victoria Square Belfast. The creators of CT1 The Snag List Eliminator have developed the best heavy duty adhesive available – Power Grab ‘n’ Bond. This amazing product is truly ahead of its time with a “have to see to believe” reaction to its formidable instant grab, even on vertical surfaces. This heavy duty adhesive, which is based on the CT1 formulation has replace mechanical fixings such as ties and anchor bolts. Power Grab ‘n’ Bond is capable of bonding materials with weights up to 25kg on vertical surfaces with immediate grab and adhesion and with no sliding, eliminating the conventional method of attaching supports.

The applications for this incredible heavy-duty adhesive are endless and the labour saving time is considerable. Power Grab ‘n’ Bond in the essence of a heavyduty adhesive will successfully bond metal, wood, stone, glass, fibreglass and most plastics. These materials can also be bonded in any combination. There are not many adhesives on the market that can really hold the description of a heavy-duty adhesive. The purpose requires an ultra-strong formulation that is able to adhere to even the most difficult of materials in a variety of applications. Of course, the phrase “heavy duty” will mean different things depending on your individual interpretation of a heavy-duty glue. The question then arises, what fulfils the criteria of heavy duty adhesive? There really are only two glue types that will perform as a strong bond and proclaim to be a heavy-duty adhesive. These are the two component epoxies and the polyurethanes. Epoxies, even though they will create a stronger bond than Cyanoacrylate, (and can achieve bond strengths of up to 170N/CM²), they have many

disadvantages that would not fulfil the criteria as a heavy duty glue. The two components have to be mixed in exactly the right proportions otherwise the adhesive will not cure. A heavyduty adhesive should retain flexibility, which both glue type’s lack. Aspects governing the necessity of a heavy duty adhesive are; tensile force on the materials to be bonded, excess vibration and sheer and peel strain. When these elements far exceed the norm where a P.V.A or Cyanoacrylate will not suffice, then a heavy-duty adhesive is required. The epoxies and polyurethanes will fulfil the above demands but only in limited circumstances. For example, these types of glues will not bond various materials together and are incredibly slow to cure, (48 hours in some applications). These are all references to horizontal bonding but the real challenge is when the adhesives are faces with a vertical bonding application involving some serious heavy duty. The proclaimed heavy-duty glues or adhesives available cannot cope with when it comes to vertical bonding is the fact that the materials are often

too heavy (weighs over 8/9 kg). In these circumstances, heavy duty glues have to be supported and clamped for at least 24 hours. So that’s the science and technical aspects explained and CTEC want to explain in detail to the reader, why the sister product of CT1 has also now be claimed as the best heavy-duty adhesive for vertical and horizontal bonding on the market. This has been used on many iconic and well-known buildings and places of interest. “Power Grab & Bond was used at the Victoria Square shopping centre Belfast, with a tight schedule off only 3 days to install all the staircases, this was only achievable by using Power Grab& Bond saving us time allowing instant adhesion of the treads without any worry of slippage”. Said Stephen McConnell from S McConnell & Son. There are many more instances and validation of this product. Please go to to read about more case studies.


Panasonic ceiling-mounted PACi and ECOi 90x90 indoor cassette unit.

Panasonic’s latest generation of ceiling-mounted PACi and ECOi 90x90 indoor cassette units have been developed to satisfy customer demands for an air conditioning system that provides energy savings, maximum comfort and healthier air. Tony Nielsen of Panasonic UK mentioned “The 90x90 cassette units offer users significant improved efficiency ratings along with a super quiet operation from as low as 27dB(A) meaning the unit does not create any noise disturbance, which is particularly important in office environments”. Panasonic’s 90x90 indoor cassette unit boasts exceptionally efficient performance. The SCOP and SEER values have increased by 15% over the previous generation, making these units more efficient than ever before. When operating at 10kW, the unit has an A++ SEER value of 7.60, and an A++ SCOP rating of 4.80. The intelligent ECONAVI sensor technology is a key feature of the new 90x90 cassette, as it enables the unit to save energy and provide a healthier environment. The ECONAVI system includes two sensors, one focussing on movement, and the other targeting floor temperatures. When the movement sensor detects that no one is present, it reduces the air conditioning output to save energy. Then, when the sensor identifies that people have entered the environment, it increases output of the cassette unit to provide the most comfortable temperature for those present. The floor temperature sensor detects whether people are present by motion up to 5m in height. The sensor enables the unit to detect average floor temperatures and operate in circulation mode if the temperature is too low. A new humidity sensor monitors and controls the amount of moisture in the environment, preventing the air from becoming too humid or too dry.

improved efficiency “…significant ratings along with super quiet operation… particularly important in office environments.

The nanoe™ purification system within the cassette unit ensures that the air that is emitted from the unit is clean and fresh. The nanoe system can work simultaneously with the heating and cooling operation of the system to remove bacteria and other airborne particles from the air before it enters a room. The Nanoe filtration system removes pollen, pollution and fungi from the air intake to create a healthier, more comfortable environment for users. The Panasonic 90x90 indoor cassette units have been significantly redesigned to feature a flat panel design, providing the unit a more subtle profile so that it can be seamlessly integrated into any interior design scheme.

The unit can also be operated with a variety of Panasonic controllers, including the CZ-RTC5A wired remote. This controller includes upgraded functions, including nanoe control and ECONAVI control (Direct, indirect air flow control via sensors). With its advanced energy saving capabilities, sophisticated airfiltration technology and flexibility of control, alongside its subtle profile and low noise levels, the Panasonic 90x90 cassette unit is the ideal choice for the hotel, commercial and retail market. *ECONAVI and Nanoe are available as optional accessories. For more information, please visit


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‘Brilliant’ customer comments - about the toilet! If you want to improve your visitor satisfaction next year, turn to the toilets over the winter. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is the latest to find an easy way to achieve it. The UK’s largest privatelyowned wildlife collection this year complimented its existing accessible features by opening a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet, supplied by the expert in the facility’s provision, Closomat. Other major brands to see the benefit of Changing Places that Closomat has installed this year are JD Wetherspoon, Alton Towers, Moto. “It’s amazing how much of a difference such facilities make to so many people! Venues regularly report to us that visitors leave comments to the effect that a Changing Places meant they could now visit, and others saying that now that they know we have it, they will definitely return,” says Claire Haymes, Closomat away from home specialist. “They also report that the Changing Places are used frequently, every day.”

Latest figures by Tourism for All show that 1 in 5 people in the UK is disabled. Parties that include a disabled person spend £14billion a year on tourism and travel in the UK, they stay longer and tend to spend more. Many of them are accompanied by at least one carer, may need lifting/ help to transfer, or assistance with their intimate care. A Changing Places toilet brings more space (3m x 4m to British Standards), than a conventional wheelchairaccessible toilet, to accommodate the wheelchair user and up to two carers, plus a ceiling track hoist, adult-sized height adjustable changing bench and privacy screen. Without such a facility, potential users report they either, or curtail their visit, or choose not to visit at all. Under current Building Regulations (Document M), Changing Places are desirable for inclusion in any building to which numbers of the public have access.

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Closomat is Britain’s leading provider of helpful toileting solutions, at home and away, including Changing Places. Uniquely, the company can provide an in-house, ‘one- stop-shop’ complete package for ‘away from home’ assisted accessible toilet facilities, from design and commissioning, through to project management, supply and installation. It is also unique in providing subsequent maintenance and repair. The website is the now the ‘go to’ resource for Changing Places, for campaigners, providers and specifiers alike, with a raft of support information including white papers, calling cards, CAD blocks, video and case studies, available for free download. Closomat tel 0161 969 1199;;

* Potential users of a wheelchair-accessible toilet with space, bench and hoist include: • 1.5m wheelchair users • 6.5 million people who have either bladder or bowel incontinence • 1.5million people with a learning disability • 1.2million people living with stroke • 62,000 amputees • 30,000 people with cerebral palsy • 13,000 people with acquired brain injuries • 8,500 people with multiple sclerosis

• 5000 people with motor neurone disease • 8,000 people with spina bifida • 120,000 people with a stoma • 3.8million adults morbidly obese • 100,000 people with muscular dystrophies • 40,000 people with spinal chord injuries • 0.8million disabled children • 8.7million people with osteoarthritis • 400,000 people with rheumatoid arthritis

34 Bathrooms & Washrooms Throughout the world Novellini creates inspiring bathrooms that appeal to individuals at home, via our merchant partners. Working alongside architects and designers, we create beautiful and functional bathrooms that complement the home, helping to create tranquil spaces promoting Well-being within the living environment. Based in the beautiful market town of St Albans, Hertfordshire, we have a small but well stocked Showroom with multiple displays of enclosures, trays, baths and steam cabins. In order not to be disappointed please book in advance of your visit making sure we have the product your require on display. Supported by vast stocks at our warehouse in Birmingham and serviced by experienced staff ready to support your needs. All our products are maintained by our qualified service engineers and supported by parts readily available from stock. Our products are available nationwide through our merchant partners and retailers. Please use our dealer locator link to find your nearest dealer or call us directly for more information on 01 727 229 922

Respect for environmental safety and quality Each of our products is designed and manufactured to meet the latest European standards in terms of quality, safety and environmental friendliness. The adoption of low environmental impact production processes, the total control on toxic substances and significant energy savings, are the answers to the problems of a world in a constant evolution.

Antibacterial Coatings Novellini has chosen to enrich the paintings with silver - and zeolite - based additives, in order to prevent proliferation of bacteria, moulds and fungi on the surfaces. Our paints are laboratory-tested according with the JIS Z 2801:2000 method. Compared with traditional paints grant more than 99% reduction of the most common bacterial organisms (Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Escherichia coli).

Glass - Crystal Clear Treatment Crystal clear is a innovative glass treatment which is applied in laboratory conditions at our factory using state of the art machinery. First the glass is cleaned then evenly sprayed with the Crystal Clear treatment, finally thermally baking onto the glass surface. Thanks to the unique chemical reaction within one single application the glass surface has been modified absorbing the treatment, thus giving you a longer lasting protection. Hygienic , biological tests have proven that the Novellini glass has 98% less bacteria than non treated glass. Low maintenance, The water will run off the glass leaving less residue on the surface, no need to use heavy cleaning chemicals, great for the environment , with less maintenance , more resistant to every day use staying new for longer. After care , After showering Novellini recommends that you wipe down the glass using a soft cloth or squeegee, only clean Novellini products using our specially formulated cleaner “Clean it� which can be purchased through our dealers and directly with Novellini UK. We hope you enjoy your Novellini product for many years to come, please visit for more information and other exciting products.



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Panasonic advanced AC Smart Cloud Panasonic has unveiled its new advanced AC Smart Cloud, an internetbased remote monitoring system that allows businesses to centralise control of Panasonic heating and cooling installations. The new AC Smart Cloud has been developed with the commercial market in mind and simplifies the monitoring of Panasonic heating and cooling installations across multiple locations; without the need for specialist software. As a result, this new technology will help businesses track energy consumption and ultimately save money. Panasonic’s AC Smart Cloud has already been successfully installed in hotel, retail and business applications across Europe.

Adaptable Business Solution The Panasonic AC Smart Cloud is fully scalable to the needs and requirements of the business, be it a chain of shops, franchise or large facilities company. The system is quick and easy to set up and can be linked to both new and existing installations. A Cloud Adaptor, which is connected to the Panasonic heating and cooling installations at each premises, feeds information via a central

cloud portal directly to the user providing real-time data. The Cloud is simple to use and doesn’t require specialised software. Users log in through a standard web browser and the system is ready to go. Systems already installed will automatically connect to the server cloud and update all parameters in real time. There are two ways to connect Panasonic heating and cooling units to the cloud server – either using Panasonic’s integrated LAN connection or via Panasonic’s dedicated communication pack. This pack consists of a professional plug and play router with a built in 3G SIM card. This method does not require a network communication specialist for installation. This unique ‘plug and play’ service is provided by Panasonic to all users across Europe. This simple installation will connect dedicated units quickly and easily to the professional communication device.

A user-friendly operations interface offers accurate and instant monitoring of: • Temperatures: Optimise climate control and reduce energy costs • Running time: Anticipate maintenance requirements and improve energy consumption • Breakdowns: Maintenance teams can take quick action to fix malfunctions as they occur • Energy efficiency: Reduce CO² footprint and energy consumption • Performance: Compare performance across locations and develop best practices • User Profiles: Device administrators can easily create unique user accounts and assign locations to the network • Site floor map: Installations can be viewed via a simple unit chart or floor map of the site, allowing a smooth operation for non-specialist users

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F&P continues strong presence in property sector with funding for Maillot Jaune Property developer ‘bounced’ by Brexit returns with new funding to regenerate brownfield site

A property developer based in Northern Ireland that had bank funding withdrawn following the outcome of the Brexit vote, has turned to peer-to-peer funding to complete the project. Originally funding had been sought to build 11 flats on the seaside, brownfield site in Grey Abbey, County Down in 2006. Following the economic downturn, the residential property sector fell into deep recession and the project was mothballed. During that time, planning permission expired, so developer Maillot Jaune returned to the council with a revised application for eight, three-bedroomed terraced houses which was granted in August 2016. Kieran Trainor, Director at Maillot Jaune says that while the project is slightly behind schedule, it wouldn’t have gone ahead at all without an alternative source of finance: “We had originally agreed funding with my bank that we have been with for years – we even had a verbal guarantee. But following the Brexit vote, the bank became nervous and without warning pulled the plug on the whole thing.”

At that stage Kieran had obtained planning permission from the local planning authority – Ards and North Down Borough Council, and instructed builders to start work on a specified date. “This all happened in March. I had been looking at different alternative finance organisations, but wasn’t happy with the terms, so pulled out. I then came across F&P. Compared to bank finance it isn’t particularly cheap, but this project would not have got off the ground without its help and the P2P finance agreement it arranged.” Now the site is almost finished. “At every stage of the process, F&P has kept us up-to-date with what’s happening. The process has been very efficient and relatively quick, so should the need arise again I wouldn’t hesitate to turn to F&P once more.” Maillot Jaune was incorporated in the severe property slump of the early 1990s when house prices halved in value. This provided the opportunity to acquire good quality properties at so-called fire-sale prices. Within a few years, Maillot Jaune had increased its portfolio to 82 houses. The company has been involved in numerous property developments, both new build and conversion. Maillot Jaune is one of the many success stories within the F&P portfolio of more than 250 borrowers it has promoted who have secured some £100 million lending to prosper and grow.


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2160 g

2520 g

3300 g

In ground depth

2.25 m

2.25 m

2.44 m

2.74 m

2.74 m

2.98 m

2.98 m

2 x 2.74 m

2 x 2.74 m

2 x 2.98

Outside Diameter

1.85 m

1.85 m

2.10 m

2.10 m

2.10 m

2.55 m


2 x 2.10 m

2 x 2.10 m

2 x 2.53

Inlet invert

570 mm

570 mm

700 mm

700 mm

700 mm

820 mm

820 mm

700 mm

700 mm

820 mm

Outlet invert

670 mm

670 mm

800 mm

800 mm

800 mm

920 mm

920 mm

900 mm

900 mm

1020 mm

Weight empty

125 kgs

125 kgs

200 kgs

230 kgs

230 kgs

350 kgs

350 kgs

460 kgs

460 kgs

800 kgs

Total Capacity

2270 ltr

2270 ltr

3000 ltr

3975 ltr

3975 ltr

5610 ltr

6000 ltr

7950 ltr

7950 ltr

11220 ltr

E Range

27 w

42 w

65 w

84 w

130 w

130 w

210 w

230 w

280 w

280 w

39 The treatment plant you choose should be around 95% efficient thus allowing long intervals before de-sludge is required. The waste water must be cleaned to a standard meeting the usual discharge level requirement. You must apply for either an exemption certificate or permit before making a discharge we can assist with this and advise on the method of discharge, be it a ditch, stream, watercourse or soakaway. Thethe treatment plant you choose As system breaks down and aerates the solids, the should be around 95% efficient items such as wipes, sanitary introduction of non-degradable thus allowing long intervals products etc. should be avoided at all times in any treatment beforeThis de-sludge required. The and increase the need to plant. will clogisup the system waste water must be cleaned to empty the unit, follow this instruction and typical emptying will a standard meeting the usual be around 3-5 years, it is also recommended no medicines, or discharge level requirement, you harsh chemicals enter the unit, try to stick to Eco brands and must apply for either an exemption stagger washing throughout the week. certificate or permit, before making a discharge we can assist with this and advise on the method of discharge, be it a ditch, stream, Simple solution sewage watercourse or soakaway.

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We Build It Ltd are based in the heart of some of Shropshire's most outstanding countryside. As one of the UK's largest manufacturers of domestic sewage treatment plants, we focus on high quality, affordable products. All of our sewage treatment plants are based on the successful and simple extended aeration method. We design, manufacture, install and service the BioPure sewage treatment plant for single houses, small developments up to 55 pe and larger off mains FlowPath treatment plants for rural industrial units, campsites, pubs, hotels, offices, barn conversions and commercial applications. Our products can also be used after an existing septic tank to enable the effluent to be discharged directly to a water causeway, if your existing soakaway has failed. We offer straight forward, easy to follow advice for your

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