Refurb & Developer Update - July 2022

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Industry News

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Biophilic Design

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Bathrooms

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Home Design

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04 Drainage & Plumbing

London’s leading independent servicing and maintenance company, The Pimlico Group, formerly known as Pimlico Plumbers, today announced the appointment of Mark Bridges as its new CEO. Mark, who joins from Domestic & General, has ambitious plans for The Pimlico Group, following its acquisition in September 2021 by Neighbourly, a US home services group. Under Mark’s leadership, priorities for 2022 include investing in a new, more sustainable, fleet of vans and growing The Pimlico Group’s customer offering for planned home improvement projects alongside its continued focus on emergency call-outs offering the same high quality service and rapid response rates across both services. Other focuses for this year include launching a new website to improve customer experien ce, investin g in the off ice space to foster workplace collaboration and wellbeing, and enhancing the IT infrastructure to support the contact centre and engineer teams. Mark has also appointed a new management team to support the business’s growth ambitions and brought in a renewed emphasis on learning and development to help upskill and improve capabilities. Mark, who holds an MBA in Business from the University of Nottingham and a BA Honours

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degree f rom Queen Mary University of London, has over 15 years of experience in the home services and repairs industry. He has previously held senior positions at European and US businesses, including International CEO Board Director as a member of Domestic & General’s Group Executive Committee, Co m m e rc i a l D i re cto r a t HomeServe and Business Change Manager at Indesit. In his former roles Mark, who has completed 26 London marathons, has managed businesses of more than 400 staff and revenues of £170m. Mark has led businesses through structural change, including launching in US markets, overseeing European expansion plans and adapting business strategies, delivering a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for Domestic & General. Mark Bridges, CEO of Pimlico Plumbers says: “I’m looking forward to leading such a renowned and trusted brand as The Pimlico Group. Over the last 40 years, Pimlico

has established itself as the industry leader in providing unrivalled services to its residential and commercial customers in Greater London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Working alongside the exceptional team at Pimlico, I am focused on delivering the business’s exciting growth plans across all our servicing and maintenance trades while remaining true to our founding principles of putting customers f irst. This includes a commitment to enhance our offering across both planned project and emergency work. “With Neighborly’s backing, investment in the technology and infrastructure will provide all our stakeholders with the support needed to continue delivering the premium and eff icient service The Pimlico Group has become known for.”


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06 Bathrooms & Washrooms

TRADITIONAL BATHROOM IDEAS – TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND CLASSIC STYLING Traditional bathrooms go back to the golden age of interior decor. They have remained at the forefront of luxury bathroom design for decades. It is easy to understand why. A traditional bathroom is more opulent than a contemporary bathroom and features bold and elaborate touches. Graeme Borchard MD of UK Bathrooms, the UK’s leading online retailer of premium brands, explains what a traditional bathroom is: “traditional bathrooms are timeless and elegant, they will not date or go out of fashion. Full of character, a classic, traditional bathroom pays homage to a historical period, such as Edwardian or Victorian. Clean lines, soothing spaces and a welcoming, charming aesthetic typifies a traditional bathroom. A space that you can enjoy for the years to come.” Is a traditional bathroom right for your home? The Edwardians were some of the first to build homes with the invention of a room dedicated to washing and bathing. These period homes are full of character with high ceilings, large windows, alcoves and original fireplaces. While these original features help form the traditional bathroom look, it is possible to create a traditional bathroom in a contemporary new build or apartment. Start by drawing a layout or diagram of your planned new bathroom, include the position of the bathroom door and any windows or fixed features. developer-update.co.uk

How do you style a period bathroom? When it comes to styling a traditional or period bathroom then allow consideration to the surfaces. Use natural materials such as stone, slate or granite. Choose wall and floor tiling that leans towards a vintage look with subway or hexagonal tiles. Mix and match eras but keep the look clean and simple for a more visual appeal. Use a patterned, statement tile on your floor, such as Origins White Compass Star Pattern Tile to create a unique art deco style. Origins Glazed Long Metro Tiles on your bathroom walls are an iconic yet easy-to-maintain option. Traditional Furniture When choosing furniture again opt for a more natural material. Wood is typically used for period vanity units and a beautiful high-end painted unit will create

an incredible focal point in your room. The iconic Burlington 1340mm Curved 4 Door Vanity Unit will set the scene in your new traditional bathroom. This is a stunning piece of furniture which oozes classical elegance. Choose from Black Granite, Carrara White Marble or White worktop indicative of a bygone era. The vanity unit is available in a choice of four colours with a matt white option that you can customise to co-ordinate your bathroom design. Traditional basin and washstand A beautiful washstand can be a stunning alternative to a vanity unit or basin with a pedestal. The Vitra Valarte Basin and Washstand is a Victorian beauty. Its design embodies the quintessential traditional washroom. The chic sink sits on top of the elegant polished chrome washstand frame.


Bathrooms & Washrooms 07 This has a front towel rail built into the design and a convenient shelf, ideal for storage. Traditional bath If you have space choose a beautiful freestanding bathtub. Nothing says traditional as much as a roll top bath. Victoria and Albert Richmond Freestanding Bath has a timeless art-deco feel. The standard Gloss White finish it is a true statement piece. For an incredible focal point opt for the RAL Colour Service available to choose your own colour. Taps and showers Traditional bathrooms need period styled brassware. Crosswater’ Belgravia Collection is elegant and understated, a perfect pairing to yesteryear and available in a wide range of products. From Bath Pillar Taps to a Cross head Bath Shower Mixer in chrome, nickel or unlacquered brass finish. For an ultra-coordinated look match with Crosswater Belgravia Thermostatic Shower Kit. This shower kit features modern day technology and innovation with a classical look. The valve has two controls and is easy to operate for the whole family. Toilets with tradition Capture the spirit of a bygone age with a traditional toilet. With a plethora of choice available from wall mounted to high level cisterns, the only thing to check is your plumbing requirements. The Burlington Low Level Toilet comes with a choice in position for the pan outlet so check this with your installer first. This period piece also has the option of a ceramic cistern lever or push-button mechanism. Seats are available in rich dark mahogany, warm oak or white. What is the best colour scheme for a traditional bathroom? Adding colour to your traditional bathroom is where you get to use your creative side. Opting for a beautiful botanical wallpaper can make a striking aesthetic to your bathroom. If you have high ceilings and a plethora of natural light choose a bold and bright colour scheme, or opt for a darker colour for a more dramatic impact. Green is a colour renowned for its calming qualities. It exudes a sense of balance and harmony perfect for any bathroom space. Decorate your walls with greeninspired hues such as pale pistachio, mint pastels and soft sage to dark forest tones. Choose panelling to walls, whilst they will need painting, they will look amazing and befitting of your new traditional space. If green isn’t your favourite on the pantone chart, then consider dark blue walls to create an elegant, stylish appeal. An authentic period space with an abundance of original features will allow you to keep your walls and floor neutral and the features to stand out. This will create a charming and welcoming bathroom where you can relax and unwind. developer-update.co.uk


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s always the Fletching is manufactured from 100% stainless steel with all the benefits this carries. Stainless steel will not rust, flake or corrode. Rails can be utilised in all systems including open. Small scratches and dents can be polished out. Furthermore there are no harmful chemical plating processes involved in its manufacture. Our towel rails are a durable and environmentally sound product. The rails themselves are manufactured from over 90% recycled product and are 100% recyclable in themselves. The Fletching with its ball joints is perfect in the more traditional bathroom but we are also seeing these rails increasingly in more in dividual design lea d bathrooms.

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The Fletching is available in the following sizes and either a polished or satin finish and in electric, dual fuel or central heating formats, the prices listed are for the central heating format polished. • 1185mm x 520mm (BTU 1963) £724.95 ex VAT • 910mm x 520mm (BTU 1431) £599.95 ex VAT • 635mm x 520mm (BTU1020) £524.95 ex VAT There is a further design the floor to wall model which stands at 1200mm high by 520mm wide has a BTU of 1858 and retails at £799.95 exclusive of VAT.

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10 Floors & Flooring

GROUND COLLECTION

A NEW COLLECTION OF 3-STRIP FLOORS IN EARTHY COLOURS In collaboration with architects and designers we have developed a new inspirational 3-strip assortment – the Ground Collection. There is a real interest in designed 3-strip products offering earthy colours, that differs f rom the natural oak-look. The Ground collection is based on earthy colours, and settings found in nature - f rom white chalk to warm sand and the darker tones of clay and seeds. Ground is a timeless collection in harmony with the colours of nature.

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• Stained and matt lacquered engineered wood flooring • Beautiful, earthy colour range inspired by nature • Certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel • 5G locking system • Light Reflectance Value 50 for Oak Chalk and 62 for Ash Coral • T-mouldings and bevel cover strips in matching colors



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HARLEQUIN FLOORS LAUNCHES HARLEQUIN LIBERTY SWITCH™ A professional multi-use floor system which transforms from a rigid theatrical floor to a sprung performance floor Harlequin Floors, the global leader in advanced technology flooring for dance and the performing arts has launched a pioneering new floor system. Harlequin Liberty Switch is a professional multi-use floor that can be switched f rom a rigid theatrical floor to a sprung dance floor at the touch of a button. This innovative and versatile floor has been designed for venues who regularly put on both dance and theatrical performances and so require both a sprung and a rigid floor in the same performance or rehearsal space. Harlequin Liberty Switch™ is a modular multi-use floor system comprised of a base unit with the drive and control mechanism topped with a Harlequin Liberty sprung floor. The base units house a series of moving carriages connected by rods running on high-strength carrier rails powered by electric actuators located at the ends of each row. Each actuator and associated controller are linked to a master control unit located off-stage. The upper surfaces of the base units are fitted with wooden battens which align with the sprung elastomer pads of the Harlequin Liberty panel above. The upper panels are standard Harlequin Liberty with the addition of UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) low-friction blocks on the underside.

This new approach has many benef its over the old approach of swapping floors between shows. It transforms between a sprung floor to a rigid floor in minutes, is more cost effective than an equivalent ballet wagon, there are no labour costs in laying and removing a temporary floor and no storage costs. Harlequin Liberty Switch™ is a modular system that can be modified to meet any structural design requirements and can be custom designed to incorporate features such as traps, lifts and revolves as required. Areas of the floor can be quickly isolated to create rigid zones for the placement of pianos, scenery or retractable seating while the rest of the floor is used as a sprung dance floor. Operation of the Harlequin Liberty Switch floor system is via a hardwired master control unit. This can be integrated with most existing stage control or building management systems. A wireless control system with remote monitoring can be specified if required. To see Harlequin Liberty Switch in motion, watch our product video by visiting the Harlequin website.

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14 Doors & Windows

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EZE, a leading manufacturer of door and window control systems has called the product the TS 5000 ECline, pronounced EASYLINE, to highlight the ease of opening the closer offers. Providing barrier-f ree, easy to open doors the TS 5000 ECline is suitable for right and left single action doors with a door leaf width of up to 1250mm. It also has integrated back check, hydraulic latching action, and the closing speed can be individually adjusted. In addition the closer offers flexibility in installation as it can be installed on the door leaf on the hinge side or on the transom on the opposite hinge side and all functions can be adjusted from the front of the closer. The L version of the closer enables it to be mounted on the push side of the door. It is part of the GEZE family of closers that have the same styling, perfect for when different closers are needed throughout a building, and it has the same f itting footprint as other GEZE closers allowing it to be fitted in place of other closers without having to re-drill the door. With a closing force of EN 3-5 with variable adjustment the TS 5000 ECline is suitable for f ire and smoke protection doors. Andy Howland, Sales & Marketing Director of GEZE UK, said “The TS 5000 ECline is one of our most flexible closers and can be installed anywhere where the convenience of passing through a door easily is required and perfect for ensuring access for all. Add in that it is suitable for smoke and f ire protection doors and you have a great allrounder!”

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Accessibility and Convenience Combined GEZE’S TS 5000 ECLINE OVERHEAD DOOR CLOSER WITH GUIDE RAIL COMBINES ACCESSIBILITY AND CONVENIENCE IN ONE INNOVATIVE ALL-ROUND CLOSER.


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ith an expanded presence of demonstrated success in hotel projects, Vicaima, leading European player in the design and production of avant-garde solutions for interior doors, technical doors, f rames, wardrobes, panels and furniture items, presents the aesthetic and ref ined imprint of its solutions in all 25 rooms comprising the MouraSuites Hotel, which opened in January 2022. Designed to match the elegance and simplicity of this boutique hotel, the room entrance doors incorporate

the Portaro® EI30 AC40dB, a set consisting of door, frame and accessories in a single piece. This, added to the other elements that make up the decor of the rooms, results in a formula which highlights the classic and elegant lines of the property. The choice is synonymous of a secure stay, as it ensures a 30 minute f ire performance, and a restful one too, as it also provides acoustic isolation up to 40dB. Both features are certified by international accredited entities and provide guests with moments of total relaxation.

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The solutions simultaneously express the brand’s sustainable values, being available with FSC® certif ication, the entity which promotes responsible forest management. The Hotel is located in the Historical Centre of Évora and through all its details, it portrays the history of the building, which dates back to the 15th century. Combined with the contribution of the Vicaima products, this project respects the identity and legacy of the site in which it is located, thus creating a pleasant harmony with the modern and contemporary ambiences which are also featured in this Hotel. With this unique hotel in the Portuguese countryside, Vicaima reinforces its extensive portfolio of hotel projects, both in Portugal and abroad.



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ustard Wharf, in the hear t of Leeds, is a Build to Rent development comprising of 247 boutique apartments and ground floor retail units across three buildings, situated close to the River Aire. Architectural interior design company, Lister & Lister, worked closely with Amron Architectural to design inspiring amenity spaces across the development. A central clubhouse was designed, providing residents with a variety of shared spaces connected by a dramatic steel plate staircase.

AMRON AND POWDERTECH SHOWCASE THE BEAUTY OF METAL Expanded metal meshes in Zircon 45 and Zircon 60 were designed by Amron, for the stair soff its, and for balustrades within the Atrium space. In order to retain the appeal of a metallic appearance, a shade was chosen f rom Powdertech’s Anomatch™ range which resembles the sheen provided by anodising.

One of the advantages that Anomatch powder coating has over anodising is that it provides an homogenous f inish across different metal batches and joined sections. Sections can be drilled or cut without f racturing the coating and material can be welded without affecting the subsequent finish. The client chose ‘Regency Gold’ from the Anomatch Collection making the staircase soffits and the balustrades a stunning feature within this residential development. Powdertech is about to launch a new Collection of metallic finishes – look out for ‘Satellite’. www.powdertechcorby.co.uk

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20 Heating & Ventilation

Mitsubishi Electric has launched Ecodan Hydrodan - a new, highly efficient, waterto-water heat pump for the multi-residential market. The packaged ‘plug & play’ solution is specif ically design ed to provide heating and hot water in residential apartments, and to capitalise on the signif icant sustainable energy eff iciency that the next generation of heat networks offer. It also operates with a low quantity of low-GWP R32 refrigerant, to help keep environmental impact to a minimum. “ There are already renewable heating solutions for single homes, but this is one of the first truly lowcarbon options available for multi-residential apartments”, said Alex Bagnell, Product Manager for Hydronics at Mitsubishi Electric. “The next decade will see us continue to decarbonise home heating, in order to reach the net-zero target and low-carbon technology will play a pivotal role here. Ecodan Hydrodan, and particularly the use of water-to-water heating, is well placed to support this”. The built environment contributes 30% of all carbon emitted in the UK with heating residential homes accounting for 17% alone. Ecodan Hydrodan units can be installed in individual apar tments to deliver domestic hot water using an integrated storage tank, and low temperature hot developer-update.co.uk

water for heating. The units connect to a 5th generation ambient temperature heat network deployed throughout the building, to deliver renewable heating and hot water. 5th generation networks utilise ultra-low temperature, typically between 10-30°C, the use of such a low temperature means that multiple water source heat pumps can be used on the network. The heat pumps can use the network as a heat source or heat sink depending on the demand for heating or cooling. This means that the network can be used as an energy store to share rejected energy f rom cooling plant with the heat injection needs of heating plant. Ecodan Hydrodan upgrades heat energy f rom the water loop for use in each apartment. Each packaged unit offers a capacity range of between 1.1kW and 7.5kW with flow temperatures of up to 60°C. The 170-litre integrated tank includes variable PIC (Pressure Independent Control) Valve loop control, which allows the flow into the unit to change independently of the pressure in the system. All connections for the heat network, mains cold water, DHW and LTHW circuit are fitted at the top of the unit for simple installation. Ecodan Hydrodan is also compatible with UFH,

radiators, fan coils and fan assisted radiators, and offers both single and twin zone control. The unit incorporates an easily removed heat pump module containing the compressor, ref rigerant to water heat exchanger, loop to refrigerant plate heat exchanger and water circulating pump. The heat pump module makes maintenance and even repair simple, and operates at ultra-low noise output, meaning there is no disturbance for occupants in apartment buildings. Its highly eff icient heating and hot water production and advanced, internet-based controls can help keep running costs down for owners. “The move to low temperature heat networks using the water-to-water model helps to significantly improve the current heat network technologies, by reducing the distribution losses and contribution to apartment overheating,” added Bagnall. “Ecodan Hydrodan technology also leads the way towards larger community and network heating schemes, where energy can be sourced and shared from other HVAC technologies”. To find out more about Ecodan Hydrodan, please visit https://les.mitsubishielectric. co.uk/products/heating/commercial/ ecodan-hydrodan


STELRAD. FIT FOR THE FUTURE. Stelrad’s range of radiators are aesthetically designed to perform with the future in mind. All radiators, including current and new models are fully compatible with low temperature heating systems and are in stock for immediate delivery. Stelrad have the radiators to meet your installation, specification and contract needs.


// CASE STUDY LOCATION: ST. ALBANS CATHEDRAL MAIN CONTRACTOR: THOMAS SINDEN CONSTRUCTION VENTILATION CONTRACTOR: CONSTANT AIR SYSTEMS LTD CONSULTANT: MOTT MACDONALD, SIMPSON AND BROWN ARCHITECTS, MOMENTUM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS PRODUCTS: XBC UNITS

Nuaire have been great at providing design advice to support us in overcoming this challenge whilst meeting changing energy regulations, as well as the architectural and conservation expectations. Azu Hatch, Project Engineer at Mott MacDonald.

OVERVIEW // St Albans Cathedral - Nuaire’s XBC supports ambitious conservation of Britain’s oldest shrine.


NUAIRE CASE STUDY ST. ALBANS CATHEDRAL

// THE PROJECT Over 900 years old, St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain, with most of its architecture dating back to Norman times. October 2017 saw the start of building work to create a new Welcome Centre, as well as renovation of the existing Chapter House, which provides specially adapted spaces designed for children and adult learning, and hosts the site’s library. Commissioned in 2014, the design team were set a challenging yet exciting brief – to design a new visitor Welcome Centre, sympathetically connecting the main Cathedral building to its 1980’s Chapter House, and providing muchneeded accommodation and modern facilities to support the varying needs of the Cathedral congregation, visitors and staff. The technical team comprised of Simpson and Brown Architects, Mott MacDonald for mechanical and electrical services engineering design, and Momentum Structural Engineers. The Main Contractor was Thomas Sinden Construction, with ventilation installation work awarded to Constant Air Systems Ltd.

// CONSERVATION CHALLENGES Prior to the refurbishment works, much of the Crypt and first floor Education spaces were naturally ventilated. However, the introduction of a new lift in the Chapter House has meant that the original 1980’s Crypt ventilation plant was left without means to deliver heat and ventilation to the largely windowless basement space, used for community groups. Azu Hatch, project engineer at Mott MacDonald, explained: “The first floor Education Space will be used for community events, in line with the Cathedral’s new community and business plans. It was agreed that ducted ventilation and a comfort cooling system would be provided to meet standards for a modern space, with a bestfit sustainable solution.”

Being a listed and historical building meant the project presented various challenges for the design team to overcome, such as meeting regulations whilst ensuring the building remained relatively unchanged. She went on to comment: “Nuaire have been great at providing design advice to support us in overcoming this challenge whilst meeting changing energy regulations, as well as the architectural and conservation expectations.” One major challenge for the project design team was to design in a heat recovery unit suitable of ventilating a space for 60 visitors, whilst ensuring no structural aspects of the listed building were changed. Nuaire XBC units were specified to meet regulations, whilst providing a solution to the space restrictions. Nuaire Area Sales Engineer, Andrew Bott, worked closely with Mott MacDonald throughout design stages of the project. He commented: “One of the challenges here was to find a heat recovery unit that fitted under the newly constructed elevated floor void as space was a premium here. A major feature of the XBC that enabled this was depth – the XBC range of units is the shallowest on the market relative to air volume.”

The first floor Education Space will be

The XBC also has an integral condensate pump, which eliminates the need for a gravity drain, or condensate drain trap. This built-in condensate pump enables the units to be installed directly on top of the original 1980s sub-floor, avoiding permanent damage through drainage.”

a modern space, with a best-fit

XBC units are fully accessible from the side and require only 260mm for filter removal – this makes maintenance possible within the confined space. When the final timber floor is installed over the newly raised floor level incorporating the access hatches, the location of the unit means it will be almost invisible within the architecturally-sensitive space.

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used for community events, in line with the Cathedral’s new community and business plans. It was agreed that ducted ventilation and a comfort cooling system would be provided to meet standards for

sustainable solution. // SUMMARY This transformation was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and one thousand donors, and, together with the city’s new Museum, will help to raise the profile of St Albans by transforming the way the Cathedral welcomes visitors. Being a listed building meant the project presented various challenges for the design team to overcome, such as meeting regulations whilst ensuring the building remained relatively unchanged. For more info, please visit: www.nuaire.co.uk/XBC


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Why mood-boosting hues are set to reign supreme when it comes to interiors for Spring 2022

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ood-boosting hues are having a real moment when it comes to transforming your interiors. From calming blue to sunny yellow, Spring 2022 will introduce some of its dreamiest colours yet when it comes to paint trends. Take Juniper Whorl, for example. This magnif icent fusion of pigments and colours will transform any room into a tranquil haven. The colour blue calls to mind feelings of serenity and peace, making it perfect for those who want to improve their wellbeing at home.

Juniper Whorl Available 1L to 5L £22.50 to £85.50

Evidence has also shown that the colour green has psychological benefits. This new wave of embracing shades of green has come directly from our reinspired love of nature, as more people look to bring the outside in post-lockdown. And of course, there’s nothing more cheerful than golden yellow. All colours are available in Ceramic Matt, Interior Matt and Soft Sheen for walls or Gloss, Satin and Eggshell for woodwork and metal surfaces. Ceramic Matt has added ceramic microsphere technology, making it a washable and highly durable paint. A finish that is perfect for high-traffic places where a matt finish is preferred.

Sweet Caper Available 1L to 5L £22.50 to £85.50

Colourtrend is a leading premium paint brand, available in select stockists across the UK. For more information visit: ww.colourtrend.co.uk For product samples or further information please contact: Lisa.Boyle@tigerbond.com

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26 Coatings, Sealants & Paints

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUSTAINABLE WOOD FINISH Consumers today are more conscious than ever about the sustainability credentials of the products they buy and use. There is a clear trend for switching to more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. That’s why so many people turn to Osmo when looking for a wood finish, as it’s not only high-quality, durable and easy to maintain, but it is also made from sustainable ingredients.

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A Sustainable Solution

Choosing the right finish

FSC© Certification

The foundation of Osmo wood f inishes is based upon purif ied and ref ined natural resources which are carefully harvested into natural oils and hard waxes. Osmo products contain natural vegetable oils to help nourish the wood and retain flexibility. Depending on the product, they might include: linseed oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil as well as thistle oil. The interior range of hard wax oil products also contains natural plant waxes carnauba wax and candelilla wax, offering wear resistance and repellency. Furthermore, our extensively cleaned pigments have been approved for use in the food industry.

Osmo’s mission is to preserve the natural beauty and durability of wood with only the highest quality and e n v i ro n m e n t a l l y f r i e n d l y products. Products made f rom wood; f rom flooring to furniture, are made f rom organic matter, so will continue to need nourishment to ensure the product stays in the best possible condition, both aesthetically and structurally. Our advice is to make use of a high-quality finish, full of natural ingredients to complement the woods properties. This will ensure that the wood continues to breathe and respond well to environmental conditions, removing any possibility of cracking or and blistering.

Osmo supports sustainable forestry and works diligently to ensure that the origin of timbers used can be proven. To help improve, and with our natural resources in mind, Osmo has taken on the high standard of FSC©-certification for cer tain products. In choosing an Osmo product, you can be reassured that the product is not just good for wood, but good for the environment too. For more information on Osmo and its range of environmentally friendly and sustainable products and finishes, call Osmo UK direct on 01296 481220 or alternatively visit www.osmouk.com. developer-update.co.uk


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29 Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has boosted its longestablished showhome and design team to meet a record-breaking surge in new business.

The Chesterf ield-based team, which works with l ea d i n g n a t i o n a l a n d regional developers across the UK, has taken on an additional 10 people. The new appointments follow a record breaking three months of business this Spring and grows the existing team by around a third. Said Fay Sykes, who heads up the design division: “The team has totally smashed it over the past three months with a number of new client wins along with increased business f rom existing

DESIGNER CONTRACTS BOOSTS SHOWHOME AND DESIGN TEAM

clients. It has been an incredible few months with more showhome project completions than ever before.”

Sadie Ward, Megan King, Helen Smith and Amy Lipscombe join the business as trainee designers and Abbie Lockett has been promoted f rom design sales consultant to design sales manager.

The new recruits are: Paris Haertel who joins the business as a design sales consultant; Sally Whapplington who joins as a curtain and soft furnishings maker; Megan Eyre as a designer; and Ellen Hubbard and Sean Anderson as design administrators. Joe Wray joins the team as a warehouse operative with installation duties.

Designer Contracts operates across 15 UK regional facilities. As well as flooring, the company provides curtains and blinds, furniture and lighting, and operates a showhome interior design services division. Seen L-R in the picture - Ellen Hubbard; Megan King; Paris Haertel; Megan Eyre; Amy Lipscombe; Joe Wray. www.DesignerContracts.com @DesignerContrac developer-update.co.uk


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