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Issue 13 2015

Intelligent Controls For A ‘Radical’ Home

The UK’s Leading Contemporary Home Show, Grand Designs Live, Returns To London’s Excel This May

Royal WhaRf

The Residential heart of london’s Royal Docks, Releases Its Next Phase

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HAGER Intelligent Controls For A Radical Home - Patrick s home was one of the projects featured on Channel 4 s Grand Designs, a series which sets out to profile some of the most ambitious self-build projects. Royal Wharf The Residential Heart Of London s Royal Docks, Releases Its Next Phase

Turner & Townsend Sea Containers House Unveils £160 Million Project Refurbishment Karndean Designflooring New Wood Designs Unveiled As Part Of Karndean Looselay Series Three

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Leicester City Council £11m Restoration Project At Leicester City Council HQ Now Complete Camellia Interiors This is a story of a remarkable transformation; a house that was small and humble with a half built extension, which blossomed to become capacious and worthy of celebration in a glossy magazine.

Farrow & Ball The colours we will want to use in our homes over the next year reflect a desire to create spaces offering escapism from our increasingly nomadic working lives, where smart devices keep us connected wherever we are.

BUFCA Now that cold, wintry weather is upon us, we can see only too well what hardship the elderly may have to contend with if they live in cold housing. The trade association for the application of sprayed or injected polyurethane foam, the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association, urges specifiers to increase the insulation levels in these properties to meet today s standards. Kebony Kebony today announces its latest residential project, Villa Melkeveien, in Oslo, Norway.

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INTELLIGENT CONTROLS FOR A ‘RADICAL’ HOME When Irish architect and farmer, Patrick Bradley, came up with a design for his own home that would be like nothing seen before, he was determined to include as many state-of-the art features as he could. Of the lighting and heating systems, his key requirement was the intelligent control of all of the functions via his iPad or mobile phone. He presented this challenge to contractor, AK Electrical, which installed a system based on controls from electrical solutions and services provider Hager. Patrick’s home was one of the projects featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, a

series which sets out to profile some of the most ambitious self-build projects. Patrick runs his architectural practice on the family farm at Maghera in County Londonderry. He had come up with a design that series presenter Kevin McCloud described as ‘radical’. Choosing a stunningly beautiful location on the family farm, Patrick was planning to build his home using four 45ft steel shipping containers, stacked twohigh in the form of a cantilevered cross. As Kevin McCloud said, this was a ‘powerful personal statement about him (Patrick) as an architect’.

Not only was the architectural approach to the design radical, the build programme for the house was nothing less than ambitious. The time allowed for converting the huge metal shells from sea-going container to avant-garde luxury home was just 10 months. The project was well underway when Patrick Bradley approached AK Electrical with his plans for the electrical control systems in July 2014. As an architect, he knew of AK Electrical’s reputation and so commissioned the company to design his intelligent electrical control system.

Aaron Kearney, proprietor at AK Electrical, supplied the project through its subcompany, iControl Homes. He explained: “Patrick had a vision for his home and he was very specific about what he wanted, right down to the smallest detail. Initially, he intended to have only automated control over the lighting system but while this was possible we felt that in practical terms, it would be better to have the option of switches. With the choices available from Hager, we knew that we could achieve the level of technological sophistication that Patrick wanted, together with aesthetics that would complement the visual design of the home. “The other factor was the timescale. We first looked at the project at the point when the house was ready for the first fix of electrics in July. With the build schedule, we had until the end of August

to complete the installation, so speed was a key factor. We also needed to be sure that the system we specified would be simple to install as by the time we were on site, activity was fairly hectic, with up to 35 tradesmen of various disciplines working at any one time.” The Hager system recommended by AK Electrical was the domovea building automation package. Divided into two key elements, domovea consists of a server which connects the KNX bus system onto an IP network, which is then supported by domovea visualisation software which is available across multiple operating systems, including iOS, Android and PC. It is designed to enable building owners to monitor and control their KNX building automation simply through the intuitive control of different devices from PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. This ticked all the right boxes as far as Patrick’s desire

for automated control was concerned, but it was the additional benefit of speed of installation which secured the deal for AK Electrical. The design of the domovea package enabled AK Electrical to build and pre-programme the central control unit in their own workshop so that all that was needed on site was to fit the cabinet to the wall and connect the appropriate cables. As well as employing sophisticated technology, Patrick was determined to carry his vision through to the aesthetics of design when it came to interiors. Having initially decided against using any form of switches, he found that he was able to incorporate switches from the premium German-designed Berker range from Hager without compromising the standards he had set. The switch he chose was the B.IQ which offers up to four functional elements – temperature controller, information display, tactile

sensor and timer – in a single control unit. B.IQ switches incorporating thermostats were fitted in each room, delivering an additional benefit of providing control over five zones of heating. Patrick Bradley commented on the installation: “When I first approached Aaron I had very little time as it was at a later stage in the project than first planned. There were also constraints on the budget for the electrical installation. When I met with him to discuss my requirements he completely put my mind at rest. In relation to the specification and quality of the systems he was able to provide, he really impressed me. I can honestly say I wasn’t completely aware of the level of technology he could provide. The Berker product range is absolutely first class. It

is simple and so easy to use and really didn’t take me long to get to grips with it. For example when I am away from home and my family visit the house, they have no trouble operating the system. I will definitely be recommending the product range in my future projects.”

installation was as quick and easy as he wanted – it ran perfectly with no snags and was even completed ahead of schedule. He has found the control interface efficient, easy to use and extremely responsive and it basically did everything that he had asked for.”

Commenting on his recommendation of the systems from Hager, Aaron Kearney says: “We have had a business relationship with Hager for a number of years and I have used the domovea system myself in our own showroom, so I knew exactly what it was capable of. We always keep an eye on the new products that Hager introduce and having met up with the company at the KNX exhibition in Frankfurt last Spring, their products were fresh in my mind. Patrick was over the moon. The electrical

Bruce Davies, Managing Director at Hager UK added: “We are extremely proud to have a selection of our KNX products associated with such an impressive project. It reflects the quality of design that Hager stands for across every single product, from basic wiring accessories through to cutting-edge home automation systems.”

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Greenford Ltd is a civil engineering and construction company providing varied, innovative and high quality construction and design services across the UK. We have a broad base of Government, corporate and private clients, and undertake projects which can range from construction of the UK’s first amphibious house, to riparian works on waterways and canals, historical landscape and building restoration, renewable energy schemes, new builds, and major town centre regeneration. Whatever the project, we always ensure we work with our clients to create considerate design solutions which blend seamlessly into the rural and urban environment. Greenford Ltd enjoys a reputation as a leading, independent civil construction specialist; a reputation that is growing.

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Yeoman Shield Leads the Way in Dementia Friendly Hospital

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Yeoman Shield were proud to supply Guardian Handrail, incorporating signage, to a pioneering scheme by Bradford Teaching Hospitals to provide a dementia friendly environment in their hospitals. As part of the refurbishment, which involved the use of art, colour and signage to help dementia patients to navigate their way round the hospital, Yeoman Shield were approached by Bradford Teaching Hospital to supply a handrail that would also act as a directional guide. The Guardian Handrail, installed by Yeoman Shield’s directly employed fixing operatives, to corridors on level 1 & 2 of The Horton Wing, was supplied in a Dusty Grey colour with contrasting accessories in Mid Grey to highlight the corridor openings to doorways and lifts.


10-10-10 for GEZE UK Just a year after its parent company celebrated its 150th successful year, GEZE UK, the UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems, is itself celebrating a hat trick of anniversaries. Ten of the company’s staff (pictured above) have received 10 years’ long service awards in the 10th anniversary year of its Lichfield headquarters. Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK, said: “Our employees are key to our long term success. We invest in their skills and personal development and work hard to ensure we provide a happy working environment – something which I believe is why we are celebrating so many 10 years long service awards in one go!”

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Helifix launches new responsive website

Meridian Recycling Bin Goes Bag-less

Helifix has re-launched its website to make it fully accessible to the fast growing number of visitors accessing the site via a smartphone or tablet device. Helifix website users are now guaranteed the same user friendly whether at work on a desktop, at home on a tablet or on-site via their smartphone. The website at now features an innovative responsive design, meaning that the layout and format automatically resizes and shifts to provide optimised viewing, irrespective of the screen size and definition used. Registered users have access to over 100 standard Helifix repair specifications and 30 technical product datasheets. The portfolio covers all common masonry repairs including crack stitching, stabilising bowed walls and creating load bearing beams. Visit on your mobile or tablet or call

Plastic bags and sacks are increasingly becoming an issue whether in the context of supermarkets or in waste disposal and as a result, customers are starting to request bag-less options for their waste and recycling bins. In response, Leafield Environmental has introduced a bagless option for its stylish and ever more popular Meridian Triple Envirobin. The ingenious solution incorporates a system of plastic liners, one for each lid aperture. A 28 litre liner takes the landfill waste while a further 63.5 litre liner accommodates the recyclables. Within this latter liner resides a 10 litre food caddy that sits beneath the food waste lift lid. The easily removed liners are provided with convenient lifting handles and are manufactured from rot proof HDPE, which makes them easy to rinse out once in a while.

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Yeoman Shield Proves to be the Perfect Recipe for Restaurant Doors A staff restaurant run by catering company Gather & Gather in a prominent business centre in Leeds needed to solve the problem of damaged doors connecting the back of house kitchen area with the front of house dining area. The facilities management company in charge of the business centre buildings sourced a solution, to preventing the continual damage that the expensive fire doors were experiencing, from a range of fire rated door protection products from Yeoman Shield. Yeoman Shield’s directly employed fixing team installed 2.0mm thick door protection panels with a FalmouthEx finish to both sides of the double swing kitchen doors in a Buff colour. 1 hour fire rated door edge protectors were then installed to both the leading and hinged edge of the doors which were then finished off with a low level kick plate in a contrasting Brown. For more information

Armstrong Supply Laundry For College Of North West London Hair and Beauty Department The College has a thriving hairdressing and beauty department at its Wembley campus. The hair and beauty salons are open to the public who can take advantage of treatments carried out by trainees under supervision at very competitive prices. The hair salon can take up to 36 clients at a time, and the beauty salon up to 20. As part of a recent multi-million pound refurbishment of the campus, the laundry was re-equipped by Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems with two Primus 16kg and one 10kg washer extractors and two Huebsch H0350 16kg (347 litre) capacity tumble dryers to join one H0220 12kg (217 litre) dryer supplied in 2007. According to Linda Hedderick, one of the busy staff members “The machines are efficient and easy to use,” she told us. “We have been very pleased with the service we have had from Armstrong.” For further information Tel 01635 263410 Website

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Utilising your garage space is like extending your home without the cost and hassle of building. Dura are the original innovators of the fitted garage concept. They offer award winning modular cabinets that provide you flexibility to create your design from architect drawings, or via a site visit conducted by one of their experienced designers. Designed and manufactured within the UK, and with 17 years’ experience, you are offered a complete personalisation service from custom colours and graphics to multiple configuration options, allowing you to inject personality into your garage. The robust drawers and high level cabinets with gas struts are the ideal storage solution, and twin point locking systems provide you ultimate security. Dura Garages, a stylish, fully customisable system that adds value to your home. For more information on Dura’s award winning range please call 0845 371 0045 or visit


Wolff Architects Ltd is a well-established architectural practice based in Notting Hill, London, with a new award-winning satellite ‘Home Counties’ office located in Long Crendon, near Oxford. Wolff Architects recently won the award for ‘Outstanding Design’ at the Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards in 2014, for its new offices located on the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire border. The new offices were built on the site of a derelict, Grade 2 Listed former pub and outbuildings. The judging panel recognised the high quality of the build design and materials and noted particularly the success of the link between the old and new developments and the focus on office facilities which allowed staff to work in a country setting. Furthermore, the development was commended for its expert navigation of the planning requirements and was suggested as a future case study for the council. Wolff Architects is a multi-disciplinary practice covering a full range of services from project conceptualisation, interpretation and option appraisal, through to the realisation and delivery of built projects. The philosophy of the practice is to produce innovative client-centred solutions to demanding architectural briefs. The company works for a wide range of clients including international corporations, public and private corporate companies, developers and private clients. Wolff Architects has worked primarily on high-end residential, retail and commercial projects and in the last decade, Wolff Architects has completed over 250 projects in the high-end residential and commercial markets, amounting to more than 2 million square feet of development. The new Home Counties office, services Wolff Architects national workload with an emphasis on urban and rural projects as well as acting as an integrated satellite office for the London headquarters.

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New Graphics Inspire Young Minds High quality films from 3M have been used to transform the inner link courtyard at Garth Hill College in Bracknell into an inspirational and thought provoking area for both staff and students. Innovative graphical design specialists, Surface View, worked closely with the college and 3M Commercial Graphics to design, manufacture and install extraordinary, colourful and intricate artwork throughout a large covered space between the main buildings of the college. Scotchcal Graphic Film by 3M was the ideal choice as it is hard-wearing, can be applied directly to brick surfaces, and incorporates a non-slip laminated surface treatment for safety.

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Passivhaus – Buildings with proven comfort and low energy performance

Sika Introduces Dedicated Team for Major Construction Projects

Accredited Passivhaus Design (APD) are looking forward to exhibiting again at Ecobuild on Stand S1070 where from time to time the Passivhaus Trust will also be guests. Passivhaus buildings deliver exceptional comfort and remarkably low running costs, without the ‘performance gap’ between design calculations and as-built fuel consumption. Renewable technologies are not necessary, and well detailed insulated construction with efficient ventilation is essential. APD can help you make the right decisions for Passivhaus early on and offer the following services: • Certified Passivhaus and architectural services • Initial design appraisal•Construction detailing advice • Energy modelling using Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) software • Thermal bridging calculations • Co-ordination of information required for certification

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In order to offer architects, engineers, contractors and other specifiers dedicated support for large scale construction projects both in the UK and internationally, Sika Limited has launched a Major Projects Team. Sika Limited offers one of the industry’s widest product ranges for waterproofing, roofing, flooring and the protection of many other areas of the building envelope and the aim of the Major Projects Team is to enable customers to deal with a single source supplier and a single point of contact on significant construction projects, thus saving time and simplifying the entire process. Major Projects Support Manager Ivo Schaedler said: “With this dedicated resource and the full range of solutions for construction, we offer unbiased advice and recommendations based on the most appropriate technical and commercially viable solutions for major projects.


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Eco Barrier

The sustainable noise barrier Installation of the basic frame

Ecological noise barriers that offer effective protection against noise pollution or nuisance while also contributing positively to protecting the environment. These are barriers that blend harmoniously into the natural environment and become more attractive as the greenery grows with every year that passes. This plant growth also helps to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. The extensive green wall from Gramm, called the Eco barrier, is the absolute ‘top of the tree’ when it comes to green noise barriers. A screen of living green is a structure that is able to save space and grow to full size without the need for any artificial edifice, thanks to natural precipitation.

Eco barrier with coconut fibre as foundations layer

The noise barrier is composed of just three components: 1) Framework trellis profiles 2) Outer mats 3) Vertical supports These individual components are put together on site without any bolts and/or welding. This guarantees a “zero failure” system upon assembly. The choice of covering options include: 1) Coconut fibre 2) Green fleece fibre


• No foundations required! • No need to remove spoil from site as it can be used in the construction of the barrier • Life span 50-75 years! • Product has been tested to 67dB “Highly Absorbent” on both sides • Low maintenance costs • Graffiti resistant • No requirement for any supplementary provisions in terms of irrigation installations • Long life durability • EU patented • Highly absorbent • Excellent insulator • Adds to the quality of the environment with greenery and CO2 reduction • Responsible landscaping • Green and completely recyclable • No expense of providing foundations thanks to their natural stability • Costs savings due to the reusing of existing barriers thereby reducing transport and removal costs as well as reducing CO2 emissions • Supplementary applications include for example solar panels, which are also possible options

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Magnetic Walls from Abel Magnets It is possible to create a magnet receptive wall, commonly referred to as a magnetic wall, using Flexometal© sheet available from Abel Magnets. Flexometal is, as the name suggests, a flexible ferrous sheet material. Plain Flexometal can be used a lining paper and then decorated over with any regular thickness wall paper of your choice (or a plain lining paper and then painted over). The result - a wall that looks like any other but one that you can stick magnets to! Ideal for nurseries, kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. Flexometal is also available with a dry wipe face. Many clients have used dry wipe faced Flexometal to convert a whole wall into a magnetic whiteboard. Ideal for meeting rooms, creative thinking spaces and education/presenting

environments. Dry wipe faced Flexometal has been used recently to create walls like this in the Cabinet Office and for other prestigious clients such as John Lewis, Waitrose, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard plus many more. Flexometal has been fire tested at the Building Research Establishment and classified to Euroclass fire resistance classification EN13501-1. It is the only ferrous sheet available in the UK that carries this classification giving you peace of mind that putting Flexometal sheet up on the walls of any building will not cause a fire hazard. Abel Magnets also supply a full range of magnetic sheet, magnetic tape and other magnetic products – please visit our website for more information.

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THE UK’S LEADING CONTEMPORARY HOME SHOW, GRAND DESIGNS LIVE, RETURNS TO LONDON’S EXCEL THIS MAY The UK’s leading contemporary home show, Grand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to the London Excel by popular demand for its 11th year running from the 2nd – 10th May 2015. As the ultimate destination for home owners and self-builders, exhibitors will showcase industry’s most innovative ideas and products across the nine day show, offering visitors the chance to plan, buy, build and furnish a house all under one roof. The following show sections have been confirmed for Grand Designs Live London 2015: Grand Build, Grand Interiors, Grand Kitchens, Grand Bathrooms, Grand Village, Grand Technology and Grand Gardens

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Ask An Expert, sponsored by Express Bi-folding Doors, promises to offer aspiring developers, and those undertaking a home improvement, build or renovation venture, specialist advice to assist with getting their own Grand Designs project underway For the eco-conscious visitor, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes will showcase show ambassador Kevin McCloud’s hand-picked selection of the most impressive eco- innovations and technologies; aiming to improve housing and our way of living ‘The Green House’ – Grand Technology, new for 2015, the Green House is an interactive walk through experience, showing the latest innovative gadgets and eco technology, as well as lighting designs and systems for the home The Grand Designs Eco Trail will feature highlights of those exhibitors that have eco or sustainable build products, making it easier for visitors with an interest in eco-friendly innovations to seamlessly navigate through the show to discover the products that matter to them

The Grand Kitchens feature, sponsored by Miele, will boast a unique interactive cookery demonstration stage, a kitchen design seminar stage, a private consultation area for visitors to receive expert advice on their kitchen projects as well as a display of the winning kitchen design finalists. Visitor are also given the opportunity to see celebrity guests take on the ‘Celebrity Cook Along’


A new Grand Kitchens feature this year is the Miele Live Kitchen Seminar Stage, which will host a busy schedule of kitchen design talks. These are set to include kitchen design, technology in the kitchen, trends and materials, colour and much more


The Garden Design Competition – is set to run at the London show for the third time in the Grand Gardens section, sponsored by Hydropool. The competition will see entrants submit a garden design based on ‘Encouraging Wildlife in your garden’. The competition gives an opportunity for garden designers and landscapers who are interested in boosting their profile to showcase their skills and their designs at the show


The Grand Village promises to showcase best-in-class innovation as seen on Channel 4: ‘Grand Designs’, featuring eco homes by Natural Building Live and Easy Domes, each demonstrating unique sustainable building techniques, and offering hands-on activities for visitors


The Grand Theatre will host a ‘Meet the Grand Designer’ seminar each day of the show, featuring a celebrity host alongside a couple or family from the recent Grand Designs series, talking through the challenges of their build project. The Theatre will also feature topical debates and talks as well as addressing local planning and building issues with a range of experts and guest speakers including: Kevin McCloud, George Clarke, Wayne Hemingway, Dan Hopwood, Sophie Robinson, Charlie Luxton, Lucy Hedges, Jo Hamilton and James Alexander Sinclair


This year Grand Interiors will feature the Grand Designs Live Interiors Theatre, which will host a series of talks regarding home decorating, and interiors roomsets, for home inspiration

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New 2015 Luxury Shower Enclosures Brochure

Containing a host of innovative and exciting new additions, the 2015 Luxury Shower Enclosures brochure incorporates Aqata’s entire product portfolio of shower enclosures, screens, walk-ins, thermostatic showers and quality shower trays in a clear and user friendly format. Fresh additions for 2015 include three new bath screens to Aqata’s frameless Spectra range; the Spectra SP491 Outward Opening Folding Bath Screen, the Spectra SP493 Triple Panel Folding Bath Screen, and the Spectra SP495 Single Panel Bath Screen, providing a multitude of space saving design solutions for over bath showering. In addition, the new Spectra SP462. Furthermore, from March 2015, ClearShield ECO-GLASS™ protection will be standard on all Aqata shower enclosures and screens. The new 2015 Luxury Shower Enclosures brochure will be available from March 2015. For stockists contact Aqata. Tel. 01455 896 500

Hansgrohe launches Axor Citterio E: The Essence of Luxury

Nano Technology Provides Point-Of-Use Safety

Designed by Italian architect and designer, Antonio Citterio the new Axor collection of bathroom fittings exude elegance, high quality and worth. Axor Citterio E is characterised by a balanced contrast of smooth shapes, clean lines and precious surfaces and offers exceptional ease of use. Soft and slender mixer handles characterise the entire collection’s design, as in the single lever mixer with its modern and upright joystick handle, or in the 3-hole mixers with their classic crosshandles. All 37 products that make up the collection share a visually appealing and harmonious look that complements a variety of styles, from art nouveau to modern urban.

DELABIE’s new thermostatic mixer the Premix Nano provides mixed water for one or two basin taps or one shower. Its compact size allows installation close to the delivery point, under basins or behind panels. The Nano regulates temperature, pressure and flow rate, and a failsafe ensures automatic shut-off if the hot or cold water supply fails. Pre-set at 38°C, the mixed water can be adjusted from 34-60°C, with thermal shocks possible at 85°C. As facilities managers look to reduce water and energy consumption, the Nano has a minimum required flow rate of 3 lpm, capable of supplying a stand-alone outlet in BREEAM approved installations.

For stockists contact Hansgrohe. Tel. 01372 465655 email.

BE CREATIVE WITH CONCRETE TILES Solus Ceramics introduce Craft, a concrete inspired range that is uniquely identified by bold, broad brushstrokes that give the design of these tiles a sense of freedom and artistic expression.

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Inspired by modern architecture, Craft is interpreted in eight stunning colours that can be divided into two distinct groups. Warm beiges and milky creams can be used together to create welcoming and homely environments, whilst the four cooler shades convey a sense of modernity and sophistication.


Interestingly each tile features characteristic variations in tone and shade, which creates an organic ambience when used throughout a large space. In addition the surface of each individual tile is always slightly different, showcasing a range of minute dapples, crevices and brushstrokes. For more information please contact our sales team. T: 0121 753 0777 E:

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EXTRAORDINARY SURFACE Every so often a new material comes along that lights up the industry and brings new and exciting possibilities to kitchen design and designers. NEOLITH from THESIZE now distributed in the UK by QF Distribution Ltd is one of those products. QFD will stock over 15 surface finishes in a size of 3200mm x 1500m x 12mm to include solid colours and stimulating designs. NEOLITH is a sintered compact surface and belongs to a new and revolutionary product category born in the last decade with the aim of providing an innovative response to the most demanding architectural and design demands. NEOLITH manufacture state-of-the-art products that combine functionality and beauty, new materials that define the future of construction. NEOLITH can be used in a variety of ways, including worktops, splash backs and floor tiles. NEOLITH is an extreme evolution which has resulted in a new kind of surface previously non-existent and is composed from three groups which are 100% natural based elements. This backed up by a 15 years certified guarantee for kitchen countertops. The sintering technology that THESIZE has developed to create NEOLITH uses a combination of extreme high pressure and temperature, giving birth to a surface with unique technical features, such as highly resistant to scratches and abrasions and high temperatures and colours that do not change with exposure to UV rays.

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Richard Barrett, Sales Director of QFD Ltd is naturally enthusiastic about working with NEOLITH “ The combination of designs, aesthetic appearance, technical features and slab size make NEOLITH an interesting alternative in today’s demanding market, and NEOLITH can be used in a variety of ways, including worktops, splash backs and floor tiles.”

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Schlüter-Systems extensive range of wet room products offers simplicity, reliability and easy installation within the home.

one wet room kits, including all the necessary components to provide guaranteed waterproofing solution for walls and floors.

Incorporating the very latest innovations for floor-level showers and wet rooms, Schlüter-Systems provides a fully integrated product suite, including top of the range waterproofing sets, drainage systems, and uncoupling and waterproofing membranes for tiling the walls and floors.

Carl Stokes, Divisional manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments , “The installation of a wet room within the home has never been so easy or more accessible. We have received great feedback from tilers using our kits and the fact that we’ve witnessed such an increase in demand for our wet room range really speaks volumes about the popularity of not just the packs buts the products within our wet room range.”

Products including Schlüter®KERDI-LINE are linear drain channel systems which are perfect for the construction of floor level showers and offer a particularly low assembly height. The Schlüter®-KERDI-SHOWER range are pre-sloped shower bases making tiling straightforward and there are a number of different sizes and dimensions available, providing an ideal substrate for an excellent finish with tile or natural stone. Other products in the range include the Schlüter®-KERDISHOWER-TB which has been specifically designed for timber substrate environments and the Schlüter®-KERDI-DRAIN which is a square floor drain system with designer grate options. Schlüter®WETROOM range also boast all-in-

“The kits are not only an installers dream but with the Schlüter®KERDI-DRAIN and Schlüter®KERDI-LINE the designers and home owners can tailor make the decision on if they wish to make the drainage channel a feature with the designer grates or for it to blend into the design using the frameless grates.” With over 10,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems has an essential role to play in every professional tiling project. To find out how they can help you to create more beautiful and longer lasting installations, please telephone 01530 813396 or visit the website at



FRONTLINE BATHROOMS adds Italian-inspired Medici Suite to 2015 collection

Astracast’s Victory tap is a winning addition for modern, traditional and eclectic kitchen schemes. Thanks to the Victory tap’s simple and elegant lines, it can blend with a range of different kitchen styles. The twin lever monobloc design features a single flow tap with a swivel body and a stylish brushed finish. A practical and striking addition to any interior, the Victory tap measures 40.7x19.7x30.5cm. It can be used with high or low pressure systems. The solid stainless steel Victory tap retails from £298 with a brushed finish, and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It is pictured here with the Lincoln 1.5 sink which retails from £488. All prices include VAT.

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Inspired by classic European design, Frontline Bathrooms’ Medici suite is the latest addition to its exclusive collection of new bathroom products featured in the SS15 brochure. The contemporary suite cleverly combines practicality and aesthetics and incorporates a streamlined linear design, smoothly curved edges and slimline features. The suite also meets the growing demand for smaller wash spaces; both in ensuites and master bathrooms. The WC has a practical short projection of 600mm, whilst the innovative shape of the basin means it requires minimal floor and wall space. The Medici bath offers the same simple yet contemporary style and features Whirlpool and Jet Air Spa optional extras; in keeping with the growing consumer demand for spa-style features. For details of becoming a stockist: 0845 470 2427

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Overhaul For Geocel Website

Staples protects its property portfolio with Seamsil

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Geocel, the market leader in high quality sealants, coatings and associated chemicals, has redesigned its website to provide a more user-friendly experience for the professional tradesman.


The new, easy-to-navigate website is compatible with mobile and tablet devices, making it easy for people to use on the go. Whether seeking advice or tracking down a stockist, the website provides users with case studies which showcase Geocel products in different scenarios, how-to content to help people get the most out of products and a postcode locator to find nearest stockists. NPD is showcased on the site and users can access a downloadable brochure – a handy reference tool which houses all of the products. To ensure the Geocel user experience is second to none, people can download full safety and technical information for every product in the range, as well as watch product videos for further information. The site is continually evolving, and tradesman’s tips will be added in early 2015. To experience the site firsthand, please visit

As part of the well known office suppliers on-going long term maintenance programme, Staples retail outlets around the UK have been having their metal roofs refurbished with Seamsil – the UK s leading Cut Edge Corrosion treatment. With minimal disruption, Staples busy Norwich store, has become the company s seventeenth property to date, to benefit from the patented, silicone external repair treatment that is guaranteed to extend a roof’s life for many years to come. For further information call: 01204 868604 Visit: or email:

Royal WhaRf The Residential Heart Of London’s Royal Docks, Releases Its Next Phase

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Phase two of Ballymore Group & Oxley’s exceptional East London development now for sale

The second phase of Royal Wharf, the residential centerpiece of the Royal Docks in East London, is now available for sale. Phase two, bordered by the park and riverfront, releases 760 new properties to the market.


Royal Wharf, by Oxley and Ballymore, will be a new neighborhood of 3,385 riverside properties, complete with a high street of shops, bars and restaurants, garden squares, two new parks and three pocket parks, new community infrastructure which will include a school and a 14,000 sq. ft. leisure facility, all with a 500m river frontage. The first phase of Royal Wharf was launched in London in March 2014 and sold out in days. Prospective buyers now have a second opportunity to purchase in one of the capital’s most exciting new destinations. With a vibrant new district for London emerging in the Royal Docks, buyers will be moving to a place set to boom over the coming years and Royal Wharf provides achievable housing for Londoners. First residents will move into Royal Wharf in mid-2016, just two years after work began and in an unprecedented pace of development for London - the whole development will be completed by 2020. The riverside properties, designed by Ballymore, comprise town houses, 2, 3 & 4 bed duplexes, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bed apartments and suites. Drawing on the Georgian heritage of London’s great squares and neighbourhoods, and the benefits of riverside living, Royal Wharf’s layout and design will maximise views over the cluster of town squares, Canary Wharf, the O2, and the Thames Barrier. Inside the apartments and townhouses there is a distinct blend of Georgian tradition with the best of modern living. When complete, Royal Wharf will become a vibrant and bustling neighbourhood of 10,000 residents centred on Sovereign Place, the local market square, with shops and restaurants leading to a network of leafy streets and squares, a traditional high street and on to a riverfront promenade. When complete, 45% of the Royal Wharf development will be devoted to outside space, including a 2.4 acre riverside park, leafy garden squares, a riverfront promenade and a bustling Marylebone style high street, creating a vibrant neighborhood for residents.


Royal Wharf is one of the best connected places in London with excellent transport links from Pontoon Dock on the DLR and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line, the West End in 20 minutes, Canary Wharf in five and London City Airport in two. In 2018 a new Crossrail station at Custom House will mean that residents can reach Heathrow Airport in just 41 minutes and the West End in 15. In addition, the Emirates Air Line, London’s only cross-river cable car, is a short walk away. Oxley Chief Executive, Ching Chiat Kwong, said, “We are looking forward to seeing Royal Wharf transform and rejuvenate the Royal Docks area when residents arrive in around two years’ time. The sell-out response to the units launched in the first phase is testament to the strong value proposition that we are offering, and we expect to see a significant level of interest for Phase 2 as well.” John Mulryan, UK Managing Director of Ballymore, added “Royal Wharf is setting the standard for London, with an unheralded pace of development. Phase two offers a unique opportunity to buy into an area of the capital that is set to drastically change and evolve in the coming years.”


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Colourful Hardware Scheme For Welsh Care Home A newly refurbished care home near Abergavenny features nylon door hardware from HOPPE UK to great effect. Different coloured hardware has been used on each floor of the Glaslyn Retirement Home to help residents orientate themselves. The hardware schedule was put together in response to a tight brief to help keep residents safe and secure. The HOPPE hardware was scheduled by architectural ironmongers Price and Oliver, working in closely with architect Roger Field at local practice FTAA. As part of the refurbishment of the home and the construction of a new extension, HOPPE nylon pull handles, kick and finger plates plus door stops and escutcheons were fitted on more than one hundred doors. For further information about HOPPE UK products please visit –

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P C Henderson introduces new Universal Telescopic System


P C Henderson, leading manufacturer of sliding door hardware systems, introduces Universal to its Telescopic range alongside the recently released Husky Telescopic system. Universal Telescopic is ideal for use with the Soltaire 120 system for top hung timber doors weighing up to 120kg. Telescopic systems allow all the doors to be linked together using toothed belt and pulley system so they move in a simultaneous action; they also incorporate the coveted ghost guide which keeps the area clean and free from trip hazards. In addition, the door panels can be neatly stacked into the wall cavity to allow for flexible open plan living. Soltaire 120 has already made an impression on the market as a tried and tested quiet solution. To download the latest digital brochure please visit

KAT has a glazing solution for your dream home

KAT are the only UK based manufacturer to supply high specification doors and windows in all three materials; Aluminium, PVCu and Timber. KAT also provide a HYBRID solution, Timber on the inside and Aluminium externally. KAT has a huge range of bifolding door solutions and sliding door solutions to choose from. Chris Powell, Commercial Director comments, “…we have been recognised as market leader in patio doors and box sash windows since 1998, the biggest growth areas are now Aluminium and Timber. Due to the specialist nature of these products and the tactile nature of how we want to choose and specify products for our homes. New for 2015 is KATPod, an aluminum lantern roof system which offers slim sight lines, no chunky bars or supports cluttering the ridge, just clean narrow sight lines offering more light in to the your space than any other system.

A Riverside View A £170,000 renovation has transformed this character build property situated in Purley on Thames, Berkshire, into a beautiful four bedroom home with open planned living and stunning views overlooking the River Thames. The renovation includes replacing the original chunky wooden sliding doors, which let in draught and flooded around the seals, with bespoke aluminium bi-folding doors from Origin. Four set of bi-folds were installed in total. Two sets of three door configurations were installed on the ground floor generating a seamless link between the living room and front garden which leads the eye right down to the riverfront. The installation of Origin’s bi-fold doors, windows and blinds mean the couple is now able to enjoy to the fullest the gorgeous views the property offers.

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Energy efficiency with steel window style

The edge pull series is suitable for 18mm and 44mm+ profiles and is available in standard or bespoke lengths in a wide choice of finishes including an abrasion and tarnish resistant PVD. Edge pulls are the latest addition to an already extensive selection of SIMONSWERK hardware products which include door stops, letter plates and flush bolts.

Dating from the 1930s, One Southampton Street has been refurbished to provide eight floors of flexible open plan office space that average 3,400 ft² and offer superb natural light thanks to some 120 new steel windows installed on three sides. The windows replace the building’s original windows and were manufactured and fitted by Steel Window Association member West Leigh to meet the latest standards of energy efficiency. The building has recently received BREEAM Excellent certification, the highest ever rating for an office refurbishment. To meet the Part L requirements for energy efficiency, the new windows were fitted with 16mm double glazed, krypton gas filled, toughened units giving a U-value of 1.2 W/m2K.

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Leading manufacturers of Architectural Ironmongery and Hardware SIMONSWERK UK have introduced a comprehensive range of solid brass edge pulls. With its simple modern design these new edge pulls are ideal for use on drawers, cabinets and various door types and will complement any style of furniture and room.

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Perth ArenA

Takes To The World Stage Featuring Reynaers Architectural Systems Throughout


longside the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia, a stunning new arena has opened its doors featuring Reynaers curtain walling and architectural aluminium systems.

Designed by architects ARM+CCN, a joint venture of ARM Architecture and CCN Architects, Perth Arena is defined by nine unique façades and links the city’s business district with Northbridge. Its vivid colours and dynamic geometry provide a vibrant and eye-catching new international entertainment venue attracting world-renowned artists to the capital of Western Australia. Taking the form of interconnecting polygons the façades feature a bespoke curtain wall solution designed and developed by Reynaers and based on the CW 50 Structurally Clamped system. As part of the development programme the bespoke curtain wall system was extensively tested to ensure its ability to withstand all wind loads, thermal and structural movement as well as the system loads imposed by the building’s diagonal transoms.

Fundamental to the design concept developed by the architects the glazing had to be as one with the other façade materials, presenting a uniform and uninterrupted exterior. Laced with bold colours blue, white and black, the façades merge seamlessly with cladding in bold geometric patterns while parallel sashes of irregular shaped windows appear almost nonexistent when viewed from the outside. Internally, however, it is a different story as the fenestration highlights the design features while bringing in all important natural light, combined with skylights, to vital areas of the arena. This visually stunning achievement led to the building been awarded The Australian Window Association’s ‘Best use of Windows and Doors Commercial – New Construction’ award. As day turns to night a transformation takes place as the arena comes to life with pulsating streaks of light chasing along the clean lines of the building like a huge spacecraft on the landscape it instinctively draws people towards it. Energy efficiency and the environment play a significant role in the day-to-day operation of Perth Arena which utilises mixed-mode natural ventilation aided by the installation of parallel openers in the curtain walling. An expansive roof area accommodates a large photovoltaic array

and low energy displacement air conditioning is utilised throughout the venue. With U-values of approximately 1.5 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient ranging from 0.23 to 0.6, the CW 50 curtain wall systems assist the building’s energy efficiency. Contained within the highly complex arena is a concert venue and multi sports stadium with complete flexibility to stage A-listed music concerts alongside international and national sports tournaments, the equal of any venue in the world. In addition to the 15,500 capacity arena topped by a 56 metre by 35 metre retractable roof that opens in just seven minutes, there are five high quality and distinctive function areas, 36 corporate suites, six food and beverage outlets and a 686-bay underground car park. All are interlinked by vast 50 metre high atriums and walkways for ease of navigation throughout the arena complex. Main contractors on the project were BGC Construction, Perth and Fabricators were Alcom Fabrications, Perth. For full details contact: Reynaers Limited, Tel: 0121 421 1999, email: , website:

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Doors, Windows & Fittings NEW BLACK MAGIC FROM GARADOR

Garador is ahead of the design game yet again – this time with the launch of its two new Bisecur remote hand transmitters in a dramatic matt black finish. Garador’s new matt black remotes feature an elegant shape and are based on ground breaking Bisecur technology and high frequency (868 Mhz) encryption signals for added security. They also offer outstanding functionality with a remote status query feature which enables you to check whether the garage door is open or closed, even when out of sight. These hand transmitters are available in two button (capable of opening up to two doors) and five button variations (which can open up to four doors). Find out more from Garador on 01935 443799 or visit

Allegion Introduces inspec – a Complete Specification Solution for Door Hardware Leading global provider of security and safety solutions, Allegion, has placed an emphasis on complete specification solutions to save specifiers, architects and contractors time and resources, through the launch of inspec - a new Specification Guide for 2015. Comprising a host of innovative solutions – encompassing details such as aesthetics, price, certifications and compliancy, and assurance of product guarantee periods of up to 10 years – inspec has been created to meet the needs of the healthcare, education, hospitality, and other commercial building sectors. All Allegion products are offered with industry needs in mind and are backed up by the company’s full design and project capabilities, providing end to end solutions for all security needs. The Allegion guide is now available to download at

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SEA CONTAINERS HOUSE UNVEILS £160 MILLION PROJECT REFURBISHMENT Turner & Townsend is proud to see the successful completion of the £160m refurbishment of Sea Containers House, one of the most prominent landmarks on the South Bank of the River Thames, on which the consultancy delivered full cost management services. Turner & Townsend ensured successful project delivery and maximise return. By adopting a cost-focused design process and implementing a robust commercial approach, the building was successfully fully let prior to practical completion and the final account was achieved nine months prior to completion.

The new state-of-the-art office block development, rated BREEAM ‘Very Good,’ includes a cathedral reception space, ground floor cafe area and roof terraces at the upper levels of the building. Within the former car park of the building, a new nine-storey 90,000 sqft2 office has been constructed, providing a total space of 440,000sqft2 grade A office accommodation, including the refurbished space. In addition to the office space, a 359-bed 5 star hotel has been opened by the Morgan Hotel Group, who will run the hotel as part of their Mondrian brand, the first outside of the United States. The hotel comprises of a spa and rooftop bar with terrace space on the river elevation of the building. The

new development, designed with the aim of revitalising and opening up public areas around the building, will see a new route created between the River Walkway and Upper Ground on the west side of Sea Containers House. Jon White, UK Managing Director commented: “We are delighted to see the completion of this iconic landmark building, reinforcing our major refurbishment capability in central London. “The project is a result of our desire to properly understand our client's needs and implement robust cost management procedures to ensure that the client’s delivery requirements were met.”


BESPOKE FROM ROOKSBRIDGE BESPOKEJOINERY JOINERY FROM ROOKSBRIDGE Wood charmed place in architecture; it is it is Woodholds holdsa a charmed place in architecture; aesthetically performs really wellwell andand has aestheticallypleasing, pleasing, performs really the benefit of being ecologically sound. With hasadded the added benefit of being ecologically its flexibility design and of performance wood is sound. Withofits flexibility design and of becoming the preferred choice of discerning home performance wood is becoming the preferred choice throughout of discerning owners thehome UK asowners Stephenthroughout Newton, the UK of asRooksbridge Stephen Newton, director of Rooksdirector well knows. bridge well knows. Stephen has more than 30 years’ experience in Stephen hasHis more than 30 years’ experience the industry. company Rooksbridge providesin industry. His company Rooksbridge provides athe bespoke joinery service to supply and build a bespoke joinery service to structures supply and build beautiful sustainable outdoor such as beautiful sustainable outdoorand structures such conservatories and orangeries to supply andas fit conservatories and and to supply and wooden windows andorangeries doors. fit wooden windows and doors. Having worked on a wide range of different projects Having is worked on a wide range of different Stephen as comfortable refurbishing a listed projectsas Stephen is as comfortable refurbishing building he is installing doors and windows on a listed building as he is installing doors and a brand new-build property. Some of his more windows on a brand new-build property - some prestigious past works include supplying oak doors of his more prestigious past works include for the House of Commons and fitting new windows supplying doors for the House of Commons for the Ivy inoak London. and fitting new windows for the Ivy in London. More often than not however he will be working More often than not however he will be working with individual home owners to deliver any one with individual home owners to deliver any one of a range of different joinery services from simply of a range of different joinery services from restoring a broken sash window to helping them simply restoring a broken sash window to

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Simple Solution Sewage Systems We Build It is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of domestic sewage treatment plants. Based in the heart of Shropshire’s most outstanding countryside, the company focuses on high quality, affordable products. We Build It designs, manufactures, installs and services sewage treatment plant for single houses, small developments, rural industrial units, campsites, pubs, hotels, offices, barn conversions and commercial applications. We Build It offer straight forward, easy to follow advice for your sewage treatment needs. All sewage treatment plants come with easy to follow installation and service manuals, as well as free telephone assistance by specialist installers. They can also offer full or assisted installations at very competitive rates. A spokesperson from We Build It commented: “We pride ourselves on offering the best GRP products on the market backed up by proper good old-fashioned customer service. Buying a sewage treatment plant can be quite daunting, but be assured we will be with you every step of the way, making sure you have the right solution designed around your requirements. You deal direct with the

manufacturer, with over 25 years waste water experience, 24-7365 days of the year.” The Bio-Pure is a fibreglass conical shaped tank that is used for domestic sewage treatment. It works on the successful and simple extended aeration method, which means that the solids are treated as well as the liquids. The extended method used means that the sewerage is aerated for a minimum of 24 hours. Many other sewage systems only treat the sewage for a few hours. Treating the solids means that the Bio-Pure only needs emptying every 3-5 years typically, making it a simple and easy solution for sewage treatment. The unit is available in 10 sizes to cater from 1 to 50 persons and can serve both domestic and commercial properties that have no access to mains drainage. The Bio-Pure is also now available with an integrated pumped outlet. It is designed and built by specialist GRP Engineers to suit both domestic and commercial properties which have no access to mains drains. The ranges treatment plants are installed all over the UK offering reliable, easily maintained service and are fast becoming the bestselling

extended aeration system in the UK. The Bio-Pure range 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. Although it does require electricity to run, it is very inexpensive. The Bio-Pure works because it is based on a fit and forget basis. There are no moving parts on the unit, so it can not break down. The only part that could break down is the air pump, and you are covered by a 2 year warranty. You are also covered by a 25 year warranty on the GRP. As a member of British Water, We Build it has developed its range of package sewage treatment plants utilising proven SAF (submerged aerated filter) technology for maximum performance and reliability, using the most reliable energy efficient aeration blowers with a prolonged integral flow path system to maximise effluent quality. “All our Flowpath treatment plants are designed in accordance with the British Water Code of Practice for flows and loads, this range can be designed to meet your population and consent requirements.

“This range of products can be designed for larger scale commercial applications such as camping sites, leisure facilities, schools, hotels, offices and industrial applications.” Maintaining any sewage treatment plant is a very important, part of ensuring the efficiency of the system is ensuring you adhere to the operating and maintenance manual and annual servicing. We Build It advise customers servicing the system on an annual basis and this will take on average less than an hour to complete. It will also help you to meet your legal requirements with the Environment Agency. “Our service agreements not only provide excellent maintenance for our systems, but a variety of our competitors systems too, along with all spares such as pumps, fittings etc.” The company attend many trade shows throughout the year and recently appeared at this year’s Home Build and Renovation Show at the NEC Birmingham. Contact T 01746 781782 T 0800 7319421


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KARNDEAN DESIGNFLOORING New Wood Designs Unveiled As Part Of Karndean Looselay Series Three The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring is expanding its collection of sophisticated wood designs as part of its LooseLay Series Three launch. Available from January 2015, the stylish new hues tap into the trend for popular oak tones, fashionable rustics and deep greys in commercial spaces. Inspired by nature, the collection’s six new woods feature the light, blonde hues of Cambridge LLP113 to the striking, warm ginger tones of Burlington LLP110. Popular in commercial environments for its unique designs and easyfit approach, Karndean LooseLay is an innovative format of luxury vinyl flooring boasting enhanced acoustic properties and excellent environmental credentials. Offering superior fitting times, Karndean LooseLay’s unique friction grip backing and increased dimensional stability secures the floor firmly in place.

The collection’s large scale (41.3” x 9.85”) planks and (19.7” x 24”) tiles combined with the fact that it’s quick and easy to fit, means reduced downtime and reduced installation costs – perfect for busy office, retail and hospitality environments. It can also be installed over most hard floors as long as they’re dry, smooth, sound and dust-free. “Architects, interior designers and contractors are seeing the benefits of specifying Karndean LooseLay in place of traditional carpet tiles and laminate in commercial areas, and it’s continuing to grow from strength to strength in the marketplace,” commented Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring. He said: “The collection is not only design-led but it’s also compatible with under floor services and raised access floors, allowing easy access at all times. Our newest wood designs are a welcome addition and reflect the trends we’re seeing in office, retail, hospitality and healthcare environments.” With a 12 year commercial guarantee, the complete Karndean LooseLay collection will now feature 19 wood designs and eight stone tiles.

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Advanced flooring solutions from EGGER Experience shows that when the right products come together they can create a powerful combination with the potential to save tradesmen time and money on their projects. The EGGER Advanced Structural Flooring System (ASFS), developed by one of Europe’s leading wood-based panel manufacturers, is designed to work in six simple steps. EGGER is so confident in producing stronger, better chipboard floors, its Advanced Structural Flooring System comes with a lifetime guarantee to give installers complete peace of mind on every floor laid using the EGGER Advanced fitting method. At its heart is the company’s portfolio of structural P5 grade chipboard flooring boards with enhanced moisture resistant properties. The range includes EGGER P5, EGGER Peel Clean Xtra, EGGER Protect, and EGGER Decorative Protect. The system combines three key components; the EGGER tongue and groove flooring grade chipboard range which is manufactured using diamond tipped tooling to ensure tight, highly consistent joints, its super-strength Joint and Joist D4 Adhesive and a proven easy to use fitting method. It’s suitable for use with both solid timber and engineered joists subject to your joist manufacturer recommendations.

The EGGER Advanced Structural Flooring System comes with a lifetime guarantee. To find out more about the EGGER Advanced Structural Flooring System and the Advanced Lifetime Guarantee call the EGGER building hotline on 0845 602 4444 or e-mail or visit

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ORK on an £11 million project to restore Leicester City Council’s headquarters is now complete. Contractor Willmott Dixon began work last year to restore the 1930’s building in Charles Street to its former glory.

In addition to sensitive restoration of original Art Deco features, the firm has also created new committee and function rooms to allow the city council to hire out spaces at the venue for weddings and functions. Nick Heath, operations director at Willmott Dixon in the East Midlands, said: “This was a really interesting project for us to be involved in as it involved the restoration of a historic building, but also the provision of office accommodation appropriate for the modern age. “As part of the works we have undertaken, we have managed to create areas of civic space in addition to the council offices which opens up the building to the people of Leicester. “Not only that but, following the closure of the council’s New Walk Centre, some 400 staff members have been working in the building since the summer, which presents unique challenges in and of itself as we have continued to work on the lower floors.” The building served as council offices until the authority relocated staff to New Walk in the 1970’s. Occupiers since then have included the Inland Revenue and the former Willie Thorne snooker club – later known as Riley’s. Renovations have included the transformation of the old rates hall, where residents used to pay their taxes, into a function room which can be hired by members of the public, as well as the revamping of an auditorium and conference rooms. Sir Peter Soulsby, city mayor at Leicester City Council, said: “The building has been restored very faithfully to echo how it looked when it was opened almost 76 years ago to the day. It looks amazing, it really does.” Nick added: “We are really pleased to have now handed this building back in its entirety to Leicester City Council, and are certain that this will be a fantastic facility for their staff and the people of Leicester for many years to come.”

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Lucideon Launches New Dynamic Wind Loading and Uplift Testing Service


Lucideon, the international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, is now providing dynamic wind loading and uplift tests for wall, façades, rainscreens, external wall insulation (EWI), pitched and flat roofing, solar panels and veture kits. The new indoor electrical fan system enables products or systems to be dynamically loaded under negative/positive pressures using air controlled at various speeds and tested to CWCT Standards, ETAG 005, ETAG 006, ETAG 017, ETAG 034, EN 13830 and bespoke programmes. The new testing rig features include: the capability to apply negative/positive wind pressures greater than any UK requirement, is 6.2m high by 3.6m wide which facilitates two-storey height testing, a purpose–built water spray system for simulation of wind-driven rain For more information visit –

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The impressive Lotus Prestige Integra is a stunning new addition to the Lotus range of wood burning stoves. With a unique design, this elegant wood burner can be installed into a purpose built chimney breast as a fitted stove. A splendid 5kW heat output ensures that the Prestige Integra wood burning stove can be installed into most homes with standard sized living areas, while an optional heat storage stone is also available to provide additional radiated heat for several hours beyond the last flames. Integrated with the latest Cleanburn and Airwash systems, this stylish Prestige Integra will deliver a compelling focal point to your living space!

The Insert 22 from Klover combines a contemporary design with a record breaking efficiency. A pellet stove will easily heat the whole house and their high level of automation has made them a good, and money saving, alternative to oil or electricity. There has been a huge rise in the demand for pellet stoves as the generous Renewable Heat Incentive grants become known about. The Klover models already encompass utility boilers, in-house stoves and a central heating cooker and the new 22 kW Insert is a stylish addition to that range. Capable of burning at an astonishing 95.9% efficiency, the Klover Insert 22 is the most efficient pellet stove on the market today.

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Fläkt Woods ReCooler HP is centre stage at Royal Northern College of Music

Specflue Launch Next Generation Of Heating Interface Units

As part of the recent transformation of the Royal Northern College of Music’s Concert Hall, Fläkt Woods has supplied a range of highly efficient air comfort equipment, including two revolutionary ReCooler Heat Pumps. The refurbishment project at the Manchester venue took place between January 2014 and November 2014, with the Concert Hall’s capacity increasing to 750. Instead of replacing the main boiler or chiller plant, Fläkt Woods’ ReCooler HP units were specified to provide the required heating and cooling, in conjunction with the air handling system. Mechanical consultant Elaine Bissell of Booth King Partnerhip Ltd said “The ReCooler HP unit has proved to be a great choice and ideal for this type of refurbishment project, as not only are the units highly efficient, but they also offer an incredibly neat and tidy install.” For more information visit or telephone 01206 222555.

Specflue has launched the next generation of Heating Interface Units (HIU). Manufactured by Thermal Integration, the new, intelligent HIUs have been designed for better performance and ease of use, while delivering all the same benefits of the traditional heating interface unit. The units have been built using the latest technology in embedded electronics and include a range of innovative digital controls to improve the management of heating and hot water in properties connected to a communal heating system using a central boiler.

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Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Completed A Unique Design Project In London’s Oxford Street Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has just completed a unique design project in the largest single space floor in Oxford Street, London. This high-end commercial property, which houses the likes of Louis Vitton and Microsoft®, is one of many that are undergoing refurbishment. Adcock was commissioned by Trend to design, supply and install a contemporary new energy efficient VRV system plus ventilation and mechanical services. The new state-of-the-art design showcases exposed black ductwork and services, which were pre-fabricated and powder-coated off-site and the entire system can be monitored by a clever new internet-based remote performance monitoring system, to optimise efficiency.

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Air to Water Heat Pumps Rising energy costs are a major concern when it comes to heating our homes and hot water. Part of the problem is that we have been “locked in” to a limited choice of central heating and hot water systems, none of which are truly energy efficient or environmentally friendly. "Daikin Altherma" air to water heat pumps combine the environmental benefits of renewable heating technology, with real energy and cost savings! Space Air Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of the Daikin Distributor, Space Airconditioning plc, specialises in Daikin air source heat pump systems.

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Constant Volume For Life With Xpelair Simply SilentTM Xpelair has extended its family of new Simply SilentTM Contour fans with the launch of a Constant Volume (CV) range, delivering a highly intelligent solution for bathroom and kitchen ventilation, particularly in the social housing sector. The new Xpelair Simply Silent Contour CV and CVLV (low voltage) fans incorporate Intelligent AdaptiflowTMSensing, a smart technology which senses changes in airflow and adapts the fan speed intuitively to maintain a constant volume of extracted air. It means homeowners and tenants can rest assured that the desired airflow will be achieved for the lifetime of the dMEV fan, whilst landlords and social housing providers can avoid damage to their housing stock through condensation and mould. Tel: 0844 372 7761 Web: Email:

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A new ‘View’ on Contemporary Wood Stoves

A Dovre Cast Iron Stove With A Difference

Gazco’s popular Riva2 range expands with Riva2 750HL

Featuring an exceptionally large window, Stovax’s high performance contemporary View range of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves provides an unparalleled view of the rolling flames.

The Dovre Tai is a powerful heating appliance with a thermostatically controlled heat output. It will continue to radiate heat, after burning anthracite coal, long after the fire has died down due to the heat retention qualities of cast iron.

With larger logs, larger embers and heightened flame effect, this season’s new Riva2 750HL is a natural and commanding extension to the highly efficient Gazco Riva2 gas fire range. The striking log design with realistic glowing ember bed provides increased impact, effect and style, whilst the flames can be controlled to create the perfect ambiance.

With its sleek and contemporary style, a View stove will make an eye-catching focal point in any living space. Available in three freestanding sizes as well as an Inset model and a Midline version with an integrated log store, the View range is further extended by two high output boiler models offering a complete home heating solution! Whatever your choice, give yourself a room with a View and you’ll be provide with a warm and stylish welcome whenever you return home.

The Tai when burning anthracite coal also offers good burn durations, giving the option of an overnight burn if required. All these, combine to make the Tai an efficient and attractive source of warmth for your home. This versatile stove can suit both traditional and contemporary interiors with its elegant design and curving details, and is ideal for those who desire something a little different, to create an attractive feature for your living space.

Primarily designed to fit into standard chimney openings, the Riva2 750HL allows homeowners to make the most of their existing fireplace. This refined design could potentially attract many homeowners due to the lack of additional building work required for installation, making the Riva2 750HL a time and money saving option. A powerful 7kW heat output and a high efficiency of 80% ensures no compromise has been made on performance and with a Programmable Thermostatic Remote, the Riva2 750HL offers total control with ease. With a choice of linings coupled with fantastic flame visuals, the Riva2 750 HL will create a stunning addition to your home!

Yeoman range expands with 16” gas fire: CL7 Inset Designed specifically for a standard 16” fireplace opening, the CL7 Inset offers all the slimline dimensions of a hearth mounted inset fire whilst displaying the design hallmarks of its existing CL stove counterparts.

Introducing the X-20 fire with Sakai Surround for modern, energy efficient homes Nordpeis is pleased to introduce the stunning portrait fire, the clean burning X-20F with a heat output that makes it perfectly suitable for modern, energy efficient homes.

With a classic black finish, the subtly curving cast iron frame is the perfect complement to its glass fronted, high efficiency fire with up to 4.5kW of heat output, and a realistic coal fuel bed.

With a high efficiency heating of 76%, this elegant fire offers the low heat required for these property types whilst also making it attractive for conventional homes.

The CL7 Inset sits at home with the current Yeoman CL 530 and CL 670 inset fires to offer a wide selection of sizes and styles of Yeoman gas fires.

The Sakai is a purpose-built, tall and slim surround perfectly designed to house the X-20F. Integrating vents at the top and bottom, this elegant surround will make a feature focal point of any interior with its clean, minimalist style.

Highly efficient Nordpeis N-20F cassette fire for larger spaces Featuring a fantastic 7.4kW output, the Nordpeis N-20F is a wide format cassette fire capable of heating larger spaces and has a high efficiency of up to 82%. With a maximum log length of up to 40cm, the N-20F is a compact yet powerful cassette fire. The Dublin is a multi-faceted design statement capable of providing many different finishes upon the same surround. With smooth, clean lines providing a minimalist finish in its own right, the Dublin can be personalised with optional log stores to create the perfect set up for a truly individual home.

The future of central heating today! Daikin Altherma air to water heat pump range available in Split, Mono and Multi type systems. Whatever the requirement or type of air source heat pump application, Daikin has the products and Space Air, with over 34 years as a Daikin distributor, has the expertise to provide the best engineered solutions.

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Upping the style and comfort stakes Nothing can compromise the look of a beautiful interior quite like a bulky radiator or an ugly air conditioning grille. Nothing can compromise indoor comfort quite like being too hot, too cold, waiting for underfloor heating to respond, sitting in draughts or breathing in stale air. And nothing can compromise your energy bills quite like an old, inefficient system. A vital piece of the puzzle in turning any building into an amazing family home is the indoor environment. Luckily, there’s revolution in the air and it’s all down to the ingeniously discreet Hi-Velocity System; a modular, indoor air distribution system, which can responsively cool or heat your home without the need for radiators or separate air conditioning systems. The 7-in-1 ‘small duct’ system delivers heating, cooling, NASA

specification air purification, ventilation, de-humidification or humidification and de-stratification, in any combination, in all new-build or refurbishment projects. Built to thrive in the extreme Canadian climate, while also delivering exceptional responsiveness and performance, the Hi-Velocity System moves treated air to where it is needed via a series of unique, flexible, small diameter ducts (mini ducts) positioned in ‘out of traffic’ areas in walls, ceilings and floors. Discreet air outlets free-up wall space and come in a range of materials, shapes and sizes to blend seamlessly into any décor. For that truly bespoke look, you can even design your own. The system is top of its class for energy performance, being the only small duct

system to achieve Energy Star accreditation. It is compatible with all known sustainable energy sources including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, high efficiency boilers, solar panels and chilled water systems. For those looking to enhance indoor air quality, the Hi-Velocity System delivers treated air evenly throughout the conditioned space, without draughts or hot and cold spots. The addition of the HEPS Purifier can greatly improve the quality of life for those experiencing respiratory diseases or indoor allergies. Cleaning air down to the last molecule, the NASA specification purifier eradicates disease causing bacteria and viruses, airborne primary sources of allergy pollen, fungal spores, dust mites, pet dander etc. - and airborne toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including carbon monoxide, and fumes and odours from smoking, cooking, car exhausts and cleaning fluids. From the child with asthma, to those living in polluted cities, the HEPS purifier creates a welcome breath of pure air when you enter your home. Find out about Hi-Velocity for your project at or phone 0800 731 6352.


THE BRIEF The clients came to Camellia for help as they needed a company that could not only design, but who could also project manage and run it through to completion with all their trusted trade contacts and partners. Whilst the clients returned abroad to their working lives and schedule, Camellia managed this long term project around family holidays and occasions.

THE STORY This is a story of a remarkable transformation; a house that was small and humble with a half built extension, which blossomed to become capacious and worthy of celebration in a glossy magazine. There is something special about being close to the water – wide expanses of sea and sky, living with picture windows and open doors whenever possible in Cornwall. It all brings a sense of escape and that is what Camellia has created. Design Director Elaine Skinner says, “My clients, like many with second homes on the coast, want to live the illusion of a carefree idle life for several weeks in the summer – retreating from their everyday worlds, lasting right up to the plane ride home. They wanted this house to give them just this and we delivered. When they first visited the property they knew that its current layout did not work, nothing flowed and a proposed extension did not fit either. They came to Camellia for help as they needed a design company that could not only design, but could project manage and run the complete project with all their trade contacts and partners, whilst the clients returned abroad to their working lives. They needed someone they could trust and take on their brief. My clients had a clear vision, but needed us to interpret it and come up with the ideas to make it all a reality in time for their summer holiday the following year.

The challenge was to interlink the old building and its small rooms with the proposed extension to make it appear at completion as if it was all built together, we did this and more and gave them realistic timings, we were able to deliver the first phase on time and then during that holiday we planned the second phase outside and the grounds.” Elaine describes the style she has created at this home like ‘a getaway retreat’. “It’s the only style that will make you think of a vacation all year long. It’s all about an airy feeling with relaxed and informal simplicity with its references taken from the outside in. These clients have hectic lives and when they come here I want them to stop, relax and unwind and feel like they are away from it all and by the sea. It does not mean theming it with shells and driftwood it’s about replicating the juxtaposition of texture and colour. I see the Cornish design style as mostly airy with beach tones where large stretches of calmer water suit muted blues, soft greens and subtle turquoises which bring to mind the sparkle of the sun on water and wide, cloudless horizons. Greys work well, reminiscent as they are of windswept water and stormy skies. Other tones like ochre, and teal compliment these hues.”

THE END RESULT The transformation is now complete and the owners are thrilled having used Camellia to project manage and now maintain their investment.

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A collection of contemporary acrylic curtain poles and finials, using chrome as an accent to highlight the modern lines. Available in both solid and hollow acrylic, this collection is a simple yet stunning solution to any interior. Halo is available to order directly from Byron & Byron for Trade Customers or via stockist for members of the public.



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The May Design Series is the UK’s definitive interiors event. Meet British and international suppliers across five show sectors: Furniture | KBB | Lighting | Decor | DX The May Design Series welcomes previously unseen international suppliers alongside the best of new British talent. No other UK event provides such a diverse and evenly split floorplan, representing over 24 countries worldwide.

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FARROW & BALL ANNOUNCES THE KEY COLOURS FOR 2015 The colours we will want to use in our homes over the next year reflect a desire to create spaces offering escapism from our increasingly nomadic working lives, where smart devices keep us connected wherever we are. Our key colours for 2015; Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green and Tanner’s Brown promote relaxation and reflection in interiors. Paler in appearance they help to create spaces that live and breathe as we look to our homes as places of sanctuary from the stresses of modern day living. Breakfast Room Green® Breakfast Room Green feels lively at any time of day. Taken straight from nature it makes us feel safe and calm in our home environment. Its slightly botanical feel creates a fresh room when paired with complementary James White on the ceiling. It’s best contrasted with stronger Calke Green on the woodwork to recreate the colours derived from the irregular staining and tinting found in plants and vegetables. Complete this leafy look, with Light Gray as an accent colour in the back of shelves, on the floor, or as random stripes on the wall to create a really exciting, fashionable interior. This trend reflects a shift away from hard, graphic interiors to a softer more natural feel with a modern twist. Walls: Breakfast Room Green® No.81 Estate® Emulsion, Skirting: Calke Green® No.34 Estate® Eggshell, Floor: Light GrayTM No.17 Floor Paint.

Light Blue® The use of Light Blue in the home is intended to create an interior where colours shift and change like the landscape.We instinctively gravitate towards colours that remind us of the softer side of life to make our homes into an oasis of calm away from the brashness of modern life.To create an almost transparent interior, contrast the colour’s silvery, smoky qualities with the unexpectedly cool grey Dimpse, a colour inspired by the tones of twilight. Create a feeling of relaxed movement by adding an accent of Lamp Room Gray on the floor, feature wall or furniture, and Blackened on the ceiling. Walls: Light BlueTM No.22 Estate® Emulsion, Floor: Lamp Room Gray® No.88 Floor Paint, Skirting: DimpseTM No.277 Estate® Eggshell, Sideboard: DimpseTM No.277 Estate® Eggshell.

Pink Ground® Pink Ground creates a humble beauty in the home, making rooms feel pretty, soft edged and accessible. Although certainly warm, this pink is not sugary or infantile, rather it feels more like a diluted plaster colour where walls look almost nude. Use with a slightly stronger colour on the woodwork, like Setting Plaster, to create a lighter room; because the tones are close the feel is almost of camouflaged beauty with no strong contrasts or hard lines. Similarly accent colours should stay cloudy and soft. Pale Powder sits perfectly alongside Pink Ground; use it on either furniture for a more relaxed feel, or on the floor to complement the whimsical pastel palette on the walls and woodwork. Walls: Pink Ground® No.202 Estate® Emulsion, Skirting: Setting Plaster® No.231 Estate® Eggshell, Floor: Pale PowderTM No.204 Floor Paint, Desk: Setting Plaster® No.231 Estate® Eggshell, Chair:Teresa’s Green® No.236 Estate® Eggshell.

Tanner’s Brown® Although we are craving lighter, paler tones in 2015, darker tones remain best where natural light is lacking. Create darker, dramatic spaces with Tanner’s Brown, and at the same time make other areas feel lighter in comparison.This earth brown feels totally timeless and has an artisan feel to it. It is best used on the skirting boards as well as the walls, to keep it grounded and to prevent a light line around the bottom of the room, which can look hard. For a smudge effect use Dead Salmon on other woodwork and Joa’s White on ceilings. Muted Oval Room Blue looks magical when used as an accent colour. Walls: Tanner’s Brown® No.255 Estate® Emulsion, Skirting: Tanner’s Brown® No.255 Estate® Eggshell, Floor: Dead Salmon® No.28 Floor Paint, Bookcase: Oval Room Blue® No.85 Estate® Eggshell, Chair: Hardwick White® No.5 Estate Eggshell

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Wyder Engineered Timber Systems chose the STEICO range of structural products and natural insulation for a range of sustainable, healthy and high performance school classroom buildings. The structures use STEICO engineered I Joists and glulam beams for both the floor and roof structure, and the building is fully insulated using STEICO Zell injected wood fibre, giving excellent air-tightness and energy efficient performance. Internal walls are insulated with STEICO Flex. “The POD has made a fantastic nursery classroom,” said Helen Cook head teacher of Greenfields School, Watford. “The ergonomic design provides us with a calm and peaceful environment. It looks good, is totally self contained and its ecological credentials makes a big contribution.”

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ANCON, specialist in the design and manufacture of high integrity steel structural fixings, will introduce its new Acoustic range of cavity wall ties and shear load dowels at the UK’s leading sustainable construction event, Ecobuild 2015.


Ancon Acoustic Wall Ties connect the leaves of a cavity wall and feature a pre-compressed acoustic isolation element to minimise the transfer of airborne noise. Typical applications for these high performance products are recording studios and cinemas, however they are equally suitable for any new build residential development as they comply with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations as a Type A tie for separating walls. Visit Ancon on stand N3090 to see examples of all new products and to speak to a technical advisor; Tel: 0114 275 5224, Email:, Web:

Brett Landscaping Provides A ‘Natural’ Paving Solution For Police Training Centre A new training school, developed for West Yorkshire Police in Carr Gate, Wakefield, has recently had its external landscaping completed using UK sourced natural stone, single size Fens Moss Yorkstone paving along with Omega block paving in Burnt Oak – another impressive project that’s been undertaken using the design and supply services of Brett Landscaping. The building, which has been developed by Interserve, has been purposefully designed to accommodate facilities for West Yorkshire Police training including crime, driver, IT, recruit, firearms and public order. While advising on product selection, Brett’s assistance also extended to providing technical support and guidance relevant to the required British Standards for installation of natural stone; the depth of beds needed and foundation recommendations. For further information Tel: 0845 6080 570 or visit –

Landscaping & External Works EverEdge have for many years been known as ‘The Edging Company’ with a range of flexible and durable galvanised steel edging strips perfect for use on lawns, flower beds, driveways, pathways and in public spaces. The range of edging products has been growing year on year from its beginnings with EverEdge Classic 1m strips. In 2014 the range continued to grow and now includes edges from 1m up to 3m long, depths of 75mm – 300mm and in a variety of thicknesses from 1.5mm up to 10mm. Outside of what we now call our standard range, EverEdge also produce sturdy yet attractive raised beds for growing vegetables, flowers or herbs, a Planer which can be custom designed to meet almost any needs and pre-formed rings which are perfect, and simple, for creating edges around trees and shrubs. The latest addition to this range is the new EverEdge Atlas product which has been designed for use with artificial grass. This new product is the same basic design as EverEdge Classic but with a 20mm wide shelf on the rear face to allow artificial lawns to be laid right up to the edging strip quickly and easily. 2015 brings with it a host of possibilities and at least one new product is already in the design phase and will hopefully be ready to be unveiled in the Spring.

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Now that cold, wintry weather is upon us, we can see only too well what hardship the elderly may have to contend with if they live in cold housing. The trade association for the application of sprayed or injected polyurethane foam, the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association, urges specifiers to increase the insulation levels in these properties to meet today’s standards.


‘COLD HOMES WEEK’ n estimated 18,200 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales for the 2013-2014 winter period. Whilst this is the lowest rate for many years (since 1950-51), the figure still shows that 11.6% more people died in the winter months compared with the non-winter months. These provisional figures were released by the Office for National Statistics on November 28, 2014.


On the positive side the figures are coming down, in line with the prevalence of thermal insulation. This does show the huge benefit that properly insulated housing can make. Indeed, it must also have other benefits such as keeping people out of hospital. It’s not just the elderly who are at risk – people with other illnesses can be particularly prone to ill health when they are living in cold, damp conditions. Homes which are well insulated will be far warmer and retain the heat for longer, resulting in lower fuel bills. Spray applied or injected polyurethane foam will provide far better insulation than the equivalent thickness of most insulation materials, whilst stabilising the roof and walls. For superior insulation performance, the foam, spray-applied at rafter level, together with the existing 100mm layer of insulation at joist level, brings the thermal performance right up to today’s stringent standards and even avoids the need to ventilate the roof space. Injected cavity wall insulation provides an insulating barrier and provides stability to the walls, avoiding the expensive job of replacing wall ties. The foam is also beneficial in hard-totreat properties which are unsuitable for other materials, or for homes at risk of flooding, where other products might not survive. Due to the expanding properties of the foam, air leakage, draughts and cold spots are eliminated, providing superior energy-saving insulation and carbon savings. To provide reassurance to customers who require injected cavity wall insulation a 25-year BUFCA warranty is available. Installer members of the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Professional Practice. Visit for a list of professional installers.

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EXCLUSIVE TOWN HOUSE REFURBISHMENT IN BELGRAVIA Focus SB Ltd is pleased to be involved in the re-development of a property at one of the most exclusive addresses in London. Wilton Crescent was drawn up as part of the original plan for the development of Belgravia in 1820. It was built in 1825 and the north side of the crescent, where the property is located, was stone clad between 1908 and 1912 reflecting the growing prestige of the area. Focus SB were involved in the design and specification of all electrical accessories for a property in Wilton Crescent, with Product Consultant Gennifer Ling working closely with John Coughlan of Electrotech the Electrical Contractors for the development.

John Coughlan comments, “The reason I have always preferred to use Focus SB is the company’s facility to produce non-standard accessory plates to any specification or finish. We have continued to use Focus SB as they offer similar products to Forbes & Lomax at more competitive prices.” The re-development involved refurbishment of the town house and joining the mews house, at the rear, to the main building, creating a stunning glass atrium in the process. A pool and spa area was created under ground and the whole property was modernised to the highest specification and attention to detail. John continues, “On this particular project at Wilton Crescent, Focus SB provided a good brochure package and plate sample pack followed up by samples issued to the site.” A range of bespoke plates and switches were subsequently designed including plates manufactured to match the unique bronze bathroom fittings. These bespoke plates were matched to a wide range of standard plates from the Focus SB Horizon Range.

John adds, “As a contractor I need to know delivery times and Focus SB always delivered on time as agreed, this is very important to us when up against tight deadlines.” In the 19th and 20th century, Wilton Crescent was home to many prominent politicians, ambassadors and civil servants. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979) lived at No. 2 Wilton Crescent. There are two diplomatic buildings in Wilton Crescent: the Embassy of Luxembourg and the High Commission of Singapore, which is next door. The property is due to be marketed in the region of £45m. John Coughlan Electrotech Tel: 07711 626473 Email: John@electrotechsoutheast. Gennifer Ling - Focus SB Product Consultant Tel: 07919 347328 Email: Focus SB Sales Office: 01424 858060

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NVELOPE Clads BREEAM Excellent Office NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist has supplied its NV1 system to a recently built BREEAM Excellent rated office in Aberdeen. The vertical cladding support system has been applied to the five storey bespoke building, supporting approximately 3000 square metres of granite cladding. The 40,000 sq ft office space is part of the regeneration of the North Dee Business. The new office is the first building in Aberdeen to achieve BREEAM excellent rating under the 2011 regeneration scheme. “The main advantage of working with NVELOPE was the technical support, the product itself and the cost effective price.” says Derek Morgan, of GLASSOLUTIONS. “We have worked with NVELOPE on previous projects and not only do the systems look great, but you get extremely good value for money.

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Moorland Makes Its Mark On Energy Efficient Homes Cembrit Moorland fibre cement slates have contributed to a £2.1 million social housing scheme in Liverpool cutting its carbon emissions by two thirds and achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.. The six three-story and twelve two-story homes are designed by Richard King of John McCall Architects, a mixture of modern and traditional materials have been used on the new buildings to create a contemporary appearance which is in keeping with the surroundings. Fibre cement slates have a similarity to traditional natural slate but are more cost effective. It was for this reason, and the fact that the product is BREEAM A/A+ rated, that Cembrit’s Moorland slate was specified. Moorland is an attractive slate with a dressed edge, which is similar to the appearance of natural slates. For further information visit or for a copy of the technical data sheets tel: 020 8301 8900.

New LokFaçadePlus from RigiSystems RigiSystems original LokFaçade is designed to provide a cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing cladding solution for soffits, fascias, canopies and external walls. LokFaçadePlus now takes that concept to a new level. Based on Centria’s common-lock joint design, LokFaçadePlus offers all the advantages of LokFaçade in a premium product. Featuring concealed fasteners for a clean, unbroken appearance, the most striking feature of LokFaçadePlus is the range of 12 different panel designs, all of which are interchangeable, to provide completely unique visual effects. In addition, LokFaçadePlus is available in smooth or stucco embossed finishes and in a variety of substrates including steel, aluminium, zinc and stainless steel. For more information Tel: 01905 750500, email:

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Safety & Security

Derby Arena Protected by Optical Beam Smoke Detectors FFE’s Fireray 5000 detectors ensure safety of athletes, spectators and staff at the Derby Arena which has been fitted with nine Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) Fireray 5000 advanced infra-red beam smoke detectors as part of its fire protection system. The arena is a new multisports complex currently under construction by Derby City Council and scheduled for completion in early 2015. The Fireray 5000 in particular excels at detecting smoke over large areas in wide indoor spaces: the infra-red beam of a single detector spans up to 100m. With automatic motorised alignment and a low level controller for easy commissioning and maintenance, the Fireray 5000 makes smoke detection in large spaces much easier and more effective than it might be with using other technologies.

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Aico Launches Centre of Excellence As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations Aico, a market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) protection products, has launched a new sophisticated training and demonstration facility at its premises in Oswestry, Shropshire: the Centre of Excellence. A standalone building comprising of 4326 ft² (402 m²) over two storeys, the Centre of Excellence has been built by Aico to demonstrate its comprehensive product range and provide customers with the latest training and meeting facilities. Bringing customers right up to date, visitors to the Centre can also get a taste of the current alarm manufacturing process through a series of video monitors showing the nine different stages of production at Ei’s plant in Shannon, Ireland. To find out more about The Centre please visit

Sanctuary Housing Installs Aico Smoke Alarms in New Development Sanctuary Housing, one of the largest social housing providers in the country, has installed Aico’s 160RC series mains-powered RadioLINK alarm systems into all of the 96 flats in its latest £10.4 million development in Newlands Place, Cumbernauld. As a key safety measure the development is being fitted with Aico’s 160RC series mains powered, rechargeable lithium battery back-up smoke alarms. David Robertson, Director at FLN Consulting Engineers, specified the alarms for this new development: “We have specified Aico on all our projects for a number of years having been impressed with the overall quality and reliability of the product.” Aico is a market leader in residential fire protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Europe specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. For more information, please go to

Anti Slip Floor Treatment SHANGRI-LA at THE SHARD, LONDON At the newly opened Shangri-la Hotel in London, all the marble shower floors have been treated by SLIPSTOP.


or over 30 years SLIPSTOP, based at Coalville in Leicestershire has been helping to prevent slips and accidents in industry, commerce, leisure and even on luxurious cruise liners. Now the company is campaigning to prevent slippery ceramic tiled floors from being replaced in an effort to help the environment. Hundreds of thousands of square metres of flooring have already been treated by the company to make them anti-slip, thus preventing thousands of accidents to staff and members of the public. Slippery floors are the largest single cause of accidents and cost millions of pounds in claims every year. Yet many millions more are spent in replacing shiny glazed ceramic and porcelain floors when all that is required is a specialised application by SLIPSTOP. Technical Director Terje Brodahl explained: “Building owners, architects and specifiers are replacing thousands of square metres

of ceramic and porcelain floor tiles throughout the UK just because they present a slip problem. Tiles are very durable and offer many qualities not found in other materials. Even so, old tiles are often replaced with inferior products, just because they have become slippery. We have a treatment that is quick, safe and extremely economical as well as being eco-friendly. Our anti-slip treatments eliminate accidents at a fraction of the cost of replacement”. “Effective under dry, wet and even greasy conditions, the SLIPSTOP process, that is guaranteed for five years, also removes most stains and calcium deposits and is approved by the Health and Safety Executive. It is good to see more and more architects and building owners choosing treatment before replacement,” he added. Don’t be too sure about your insurer! SLIPSTOP was recently called in by a company that had to

pay out tens of thousands of pounds for a slip accident, as its own insurance company refused to pay compensation because the problem had been highlighted in a previous Health and Safety Audit. SLIPSTOP was able to make the floor safe for less than £2,000 and since the treatment was carried out there has not been one single accident. Sarah Hannah, Sales Manager for SLIPSTOP, explained: ‘The situation with this company proves yet again that prevention is better than cure. We want to raise the level of awareness amongst companies.’ ‘What we offer is a permanent solution to most types of slippery floors. One single application is guaranteed for five years and the product is even environmentally friendly. It creates a microstructure on the floor’s surface leaving it safe even when wet or oily. For more information contact SLIPSTOP on 01530 813500 or e-mail at

Savoy Hotel London has been called “London’s most famous hotel and remains one of London’s most prestigious and opulent hotels with 268 rooms and panoramic views of the River Thames. The hotel closed in December 2007 for extensive renovations and reopened in October 2010. SLIPSTOP was contracted to apply anti-slip treatment to the bathrooms before the reopening.

Stone & Stonework

Mrs Stone Store Launch New Look Website Mrs Stone Store, one of the UKs largest online retailers of Brazilian slate and Portuguese Limestone has announced the launch of its newly revamped website and company branding. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality, enhanced rich content and will continue to be developed in order to cement their position as market leader in natural stone products. The website offers quick and easy access to an extensive range of natural stone products, as well as a wealth of technical and specialist information on maintenance and aftercare for stone tiles and flooring. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for exclusive offers at –

LONG-TERM ENGINEERED SEGMENTAL RETAINING WALLS PARTNERSHIP WILL HELP ACHESON & GLOVER AND MACCAFERRI TO CAPITALISE ON NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES Acheson & Glover Ltd. and Maccaferri have announced a long-term partnership for supplying engineered segmental retaining walls throughout the UK and Ireland. Under the agreement, Acheson & Glover will manufacture Anchor Diamond™, Anchor Vertica™ and Anchor Landmark™ products for use in engineered walls. Maccaferri will act as their sole-distributor for these products in Ireland and the UK, supplying them with their Paragrid® geogrid reinforcement and providing customers with engineering and design support. The agreement has been reached with the full support of Anchor Wall Systems. For further information visit –

Norstone's innovative, premium natural stone products are exported worldwide. We control the entire manufacturing and delivery process, and large stocks in our UK warehouse ensure short lead times and prompt delivery.

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Our rock panel system carries a unique double warranty with adhesive market leaders Laticrete.


Our unique interlocking fingerjoints dispense with the need for timeconsuming mitres and produce a superb, seamless finish. We have just introduced a revolutionary new, fully warrantied, external backerboard for our rock panels, allowing fixing to a timber frame. See our website for details. Tel: 0203 178 2801

NEW PrimaPorcelain - The Maintenance-Free Flooring Solution For Indoor & Outdoor Living Introducing the perfect design solution- maintenance-free PrimaPorcelain, the stylish alternative to indoor floor tiles and natural stone paving or flagstones from Greensquares. PrimaPorcelain is stain, scratch and slip resistant; a wipe clean will leave tiles and paving like new. Our stylish 1cm specialist indoor tiles are complemented by equally good looking, hard-working, textured 2cm outdoor paving, where added grip factor helps prevent slipping and promotes use whatever the weather. They can be ably accommodated in any new builds, new extensions, open out kitchen developments or bifold doors improvements. PrimaPorcelain really does wipe the floor with the competition! Find out more about PrimaPorcelain, and order a free sample, at: or call 02920 803750



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KEBONY UNVEILS Villa Melkeveien, Its Latest Residential Project In Oslo

ebony today announces its latest residential project, Villa Melkeveien, in Oslo, Norway. Situated on a sunny hillside in Holmenkollen overlooking Oslo, the floor to ceiling windows provide spectacular views of the city, stretching out towards the Oslo Fjord. A strikingly modern building designed by LOGG Arkitekter, the villa is wrapped in horizontal Kebony cladding and glass and is truly breath-taking in appearance, contrasting and yet complementing to the other villas in the neighbourhood.


> The four bedroom house, consisting of two main blocks in a T-shape formation, occupies 300m², with an additional 50m² garage. The large lounge and kitchen have direct access to the terrace and the spectacular views. The house also has a spa room and a separate guest area with its own kitchen and bathroom. Completed in 2014, after a two year build process, the house has been built on a previously unoccupied site. The modern family house was commissioned by an owner-occupier private client who appointed LOGG Arkitekter. Inspiration for the design was drawn from the spectacular scenery that surrounds the Vettakollen hill. Along with extensive use of stone, slate and glass on the exterior of the building, Kebony wood is used in the building’s cladding. Kebony was chosen for the build due both to its beauty and to its hardwearing qualities, sustainability considerations were also of importance to the owners and architects. Kebony is a Norwegian material, manufactured in nearby Oslo using sustainably sourced soft wood species such as clear and character grade pines. The wood is impregnated with a non-chemical bio-based product, heated and put under pressure, the resulting product is highly durable and maintenance free. As such Kebony diverts demand away from our tropical forests. Diederik Advocaat Clausen, Partner and LOGG Arkitekter commented: “With Villa Melkeveien we have designed a house that is both at the epitome of luxury yet also environmentally friendly. Working with Kebony allowed us a nod towards the villa’s Scandinavian setting, offset with extensive glass to create a contemporary feel.” Adrian Pye, International Sales Director at Kebony said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this latest project, the house is of exceptional quality design and is a truly eye catching addition to the Vettakoillen hill side. When Kebony wood was specified by LOGG Arkitekter and we got involved in the project we knew from the designs that the house would be beautiful but the end result has surpassed expectations, we look forward to working with them again in the future” Visit for further information. For more information on the architects please visit:

Timber & Timber Frame

Established in 1992, Neatwood Homes Ltd. has built a strong reputation within the Timber Frame Market for producing quality Timber Frame Packages backed up by excellent customer service and technical know-how. The company has a vast experience in most sectors of the Construction Market specializing in supplying comprehensive packages to private individuals and self builders helping them build their Dream homes. There is a vast selection of materials to choose from and expert help to guide you in your choice. Our Sales Showroom is open book an appointment to discuss you project and choose the items to suit your build. Tel: 01981 240 860 Or visit

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Since 1995, the Natural Stone Show has been providing the stone industry with a platform for stone suppliers and associated products and services to promote themselves to trade customers, developers and designers. Back at ExCeL, London from 28th – 30th April, the Natural Stone Show will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary, and will be bigger and brighter than ever. With over 200 exhibiting companies and a packed conference programme as well as the Natural Stone Awards Gallery, showcasing award winning projects that exhibit exemplary design and execution of stonework. The exhibition will play host to over 200 suppliers of tiles, slabs and cut-to-size materials in limestone, granite, marble, sandstone, travertine, slate and quartz. The Natural Stone Show will feature exhibitors from all over the world, including China and India which are both major suppliers of natural stone to the UK these days, plus the more traditional stone supplying countries of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. However, if you prefer your stone home grown, then there are more than ever British stone producers exhibiting this year. Away from the exhibition floor, the free Natural Stone and Building Conservation Conference programme is CPD approved and features 25 seminars, including the RIBA assessed one day ‘Architect & Designer’ workshop on Tuesday 28th April. ‘Adding Value with Stone: Aesthetics, Performance and Heritage’, will feature a keynote presentation by Vince Marazita of Stone Trends International, California, and will also feature a guided commentary tour of the exhibition, so you will be able to learn more about the products you are seeing. The Conservation Day on Thursday 30th April will be hosted by Historic England and feature a series of seminars designed to help you with the sourcing and selection of stone for your projects. Details of both seminar programmes and complimentary registration is available on the website at You can take the opportunity to learn more about some award winning New Build projects at the Natural Stone Awards Gallery which will feature projects from around the UK, including the 2014 New Build, Modern Style Award Winner, Waterford Medieval Museum, Ireland, where the judging panel was greatly impressed by the finish of the building , the design and the choice of materials. With so much packed into three days, the Stone Show ‘App’ will help you experience the show in a whole new way by allowing you to plan your visit, engage with exhibitors and network with other attendees, all from the convenience of your Smartphone or Tablet. Download your free app now at Get some fresh ideas for your business and make a date with the Natural Stone Show 28-30 April 2015.

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Be inspired for your build... Choose from 200 leading stone providers from around the world supplying tiles, slabs and cut-to-size materials in limestone, granite, marble, sandstone, travertine, slate or quartz. Access CPD from 25 free seminars at the Natural Stone & Building Conservation Conference including the RIBA assessed oneday workshop on Tuesday 28 April Adding Value with stone: aesthetics, performance and heritage.

Learn about leading projects showcased in the Natural Stone Awards Gallery. Benefit from free specialist advice on sourcing and selecting stone within the Stone Federation Village and Conservation feature areas.

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