Design Buy Build - Issue 14 2015

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Issue 14 2015

A Dynamic New Lighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins

What The Colour Of Your Home Says About You

LAUSANNE HOUSE Renovation Of Exisitng Bungalow


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Hatem+D - Lausanne House The project consisted of the renovation of a bungalow existing in Québec city, Canada. The owners wished to adapt their residence to their new lifestyle and the building needed a face-lift.

Vision London - The Architectural Showcase Showcasing the latest building products and technology for design, interiors, art and architecture, Vision London 2015 opens its doors for two days on June 2 at London s Olympia. L. McComber Juliette aux combles - Transforming an attic into a bookcase - Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.

Crossed House Pages 40 - 41

Crossed House / Clavel Arquitectos On a site in the higher part of a residential zone in the environs of Murcia is located the singular, crossed house with views to the adjacent mountains, the Sierra de la Pila and Valle del Ricote .

Forbo Flooring - Versatile. Sustainable. Marmoleum Modular. It is not often a floor covering collection comes along that provides so many opportunities to play and experiment in such a dramatic fashion. Betta Living What the colour of your home says about you. - Colour adviser for Betta Living Alwyn Human reveals the meanings behind your interior design colour choices.

Forbo Flooring Pages 48 - 49 Lightemotion Page 62 - 64

Lightemotion A dynamic new lighting signature for complexe desjardins - A new custom lighting design developed by Montreal based Lightemotion has made its mark in downtown Montreal. London Build 2015 London Build 2015 is the leading new construction exhibition to focus on the construction boom in London and the South of England.

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Lausanne House Hatem+D Photos courtesy of Alexandre Guilbeault Credit V2com

The project consisted of the renovation of a bungalow existing in QuĂŠbec city, Canada. The owners wished to adapt their residence to their new lifestyle and the building needed a face-lift. Besides the addition of a complete floor and a garage, the reorganization of facades was carefully thought. To pull the maximum of the natural luminosity and the views on their spacious and wooded ground, the owners wished to open the inside of the residence on the outside. The dining room so opens on a terrace and big openings allow to appreciate the landscape.

HATEM+D The kitchen, which is in area opened on the dining room, also takes advantage of big openings and distinguishes itself by a wide island and a very minimalist style. The integrated furniture hides a shower-room and a wide meat safe. The addition of a floor allowed the creation of three vast bedrooms. The master chamber consists of an independent module combining a wide walk-in and a shower-room. This room also takes advantage of a balcony towards the back favouring a place for the quiet pondering over the wood. A big hallway was added in front of the residence and makes the link between this one and its new garage. The hallway, generous and open, throws a great deal of light at the heart of the project. As regards the architecture of facades, openings and materials were completely rethought. A cover of pale grey wood was installed at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks was installed on the block of horizontal reception. This set of simple volume created a dynamism in facade, the whole remaining sober and elegant. The landscaping was thought to preserve a maximum of existing elements. Rocks discovered during the works were moved in various places on the site. Also, three mature trees were considered during the elaboration of the concept and preserved. Today, their foliage allows a magnificent play of shadow and light on facades.

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Pronema Brand High-Technology Insect Screens And Technical Blinds Pronema manufactures every part of its high-technology insect screens and blinds, starting from design, followed by production, assembly and testing. Every phase is carried out by a single specific unit. Thanks to a qualified network of operators, the Pronema brand for insect screens and technical blinds is distributed all over Italy and in other countries around the world. Respect for people who appreciate quality ideas encourages us to do better every day. This may be because we are people before being a company. As people, we cannot but put our heart into what we do.

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Eco Architecural Decorative Screens

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Eco architecural decorative screens are made from 97% hardwood fibres & 3 % wax all bonded very strongly to make it weather proof guaranteed 2yrs, guaranteed not to Crack, Split, Warp, or delaminate. they come in 4 standard sizes, bespoke sizes can be ordered, and in 18 different patterns. Built to last for outside use, they look just as good inside your house, office, hotel, garden, can be used on a wall, or with a backing such as a mirror or coloured perspex, they can be painted, stained, or oiled.


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GEZE UK’s Appointment of Kenny Finlay strengthens service in Scotland

GEZE UK has expanded its technical sales team in a move that will significantly enhance levels of service for customers across Scotland. Kenny Finlay, who has more than 20 years’ industry experience, has joined the automatic doors sales team as Technical Sales Consultant. In his new role, he will be responsible for the sale of GEZE’s automatic door products across the Scottish regions. He will support the company’s specification sales managers, working closely with fabricators and main contractors to build and develop client relationships. Kenny brings with him a wealth of experience in the domestic door and gate automation market from running one of the largest franchise offices in the UK to working on a variety of different projects including key 2014 Commonwealth Games Venues and major refurbishment of a shopping mall in Newcastle

New Online Waterproofing CPD Newton Waterproofing Systems recently filmed Commercial Director Toby Champion presenting the RIBA Approved Double Points CPD ‘Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS8102:2009’ in our training facilities. The presentation is 20 minutes long and we are offering it to architects and specifiers as an alternative to booking a CPD at their premises. There are a number of advantages with this approach: architects can watch the presentation in a time convenient to them, they can forward it to their colleagues to watch and they can refer to it again at a later date. When the architect has watched the CPD, they will email us with the names of all those who have watched the CPD and we will issue them their RIBA certificates.

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Formica Group wins Interzum High Product Quality award

Neolith Calacatta wins the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Formica Group, the global leader of innovative decorative surfaces, has been awarded the Interzum award: intelligent material & design 2015. The international jury gave the High Product Quality seal to Chiselled™, a unique surface finish developed exclusively for the Formica Ligna® range of reconstituted real wood veneer laminates. The Interzum award: intelligent material & design is a well-respected award organised every two years by Koelnmesse in cooperation with Red Dot and recognises the innovative design and intelligent details that characterise a product’s aesthetics as well as its functionality. In 2015, the 5-member jury of experts received a total of 269 entries from 21 countries.

Neolith Calacatta by TheSize, manufacturer and designer of sintered compact surfaces, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot award: Product Design 2015. The international jury of experts recognised the innovation and excellent design quality of this unique manmade décor that provides an exclusive and delicate design of luxurious white marbles from Carrara combined with the inherent high-tech properties of sintered compact surfaces. The Red Dot award: Product Design is one of the most renowned and distinguished competitions; with brands such as, Mazda, Logitech, Philips, Victorinox or Audi getting rewarded.

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Loft Conversions A family run business with well over 25 years of experience in the industry, LMB Loft Conversions have built a healthy reputation for quality across Croydon and the wider London region. Over the years, we’ve carefully constructed a team of expert tradesmen that have the skills and experience necessary to perform the first rate work our clients have become accustomed to. Full 10 year insurance backed guarantee Fully staffed office open 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 9am - 2pm Deposit Protection Guarantee Our aim is to produce the highest quality conversions on time and on budget, assigning a project manager to oversee every detail from design to completion. With a full list of relevant industry accreditations to our name, including TrustATrader and Gas Safe, LMB are also an approved Velux supplier, and all work we carry out comes with a 10 year guarantee for maximum peace of mind. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any member of the LMB team today to find out more about how we can turn your loft conversion dream into a reality. Telephone: 0800 998 1381 Email:

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Richard Burbidge Sets Sail at Mariners’ Park

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Richard Burbidge has provided a bespoke FUSION® curved handrail and accompanying stairparts to create a secure and stylish hallway at Trinity House Hub on Mariners’ Park in Wallasey.Merseyside. Since 1882 Mariners’ Park has been providing support for retired mariners and their dependants. The latest addition to the Park, an Extra Care Housing scheme, opened in 2014 by The Princess Royal, provides an extra 18 apartments and communal facilities to the 95 existing properties. Stairparts specialist Richard Burbidge has supplied its first ever curved handrail to the new development, as the main point of access for residents. The FUSION® systems creates a visually appealing look and feel, mirroring the curved design of the building, as well as providing a robust and durable structure.


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Low Carbon Construction, based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, manufactures buildings, both residential and commercial, using Kingspan TEK SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) in modular format. The modules, once constructed in our factory, are transported to any UK site and craned into position. Architects and developers are embracing this fast-track method of build as it reduces site costs and site disruption and delivers to the end user an incredibly energy efficient building consuming up to 70% less energy than that of a traditionally built property.

Innovatively crafted, decorative surface finishes from 3M have been used to refresh service counters as part of a Post Office Network Transformation Project involving 6,500 main and local category outlets. An estimated 5,000 metres of easy to apply and highly durable DI-NOC Architectural Finishes have been installed by leading corporate signage specialist Sign 2000, to refurbish all of the service counters at these sites rather than having to meet the high cost of replacement, thereby enabling savings to be made by the Post Office. DI-NOC offers additional benefits including the ease with which the films can be applied and purposely removed as required.

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The WineWall is a bespoke temperaturecontrolled illuminated wine display,

New professional paint brand is launched by seasoned expert, Teknos

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fitted with solid oak wine racking to accommodate 414 bottles. Temperature can be set between 6 – 18 degrees Celsius and the self-contained monobloc cooler means that no drainage or pipework is required. The WineWall is formed from aluminium-backed insulated panels and can be assembled almost anywhere. The sliding doors are formed from double-glazed safety glass and are lockable. The dimensions of the WineWall shown above are H2350 x W2495 x D710mm.

Teknos Pro is a new brand of design-led paints for the professional from Teknos, the successful Scandinavian organisation which boasts a pedigree second-to-none. The TeknosPro range builds on Teknos’ established position as the leading supplier of specialist joinery coatings in the UK and Ireland and comprises a portfolio of multi-surface products designed solely for professional decorators. The impressive collection features specialist finishes for internal walls, metal and wood and has been designed for new build and maintenance projects. The TeknosPro range is easy to apply, based on low-odour, quick drying, water-based technology, and is supplied with Teknos’ ‘Paint with Pride’ quality stamp.

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Smart home systems specialists Cyberhomes will be exhibiting on Stand L230 of the May Design Series at London ExCel from 17–19th May. Here, experts will be on hand to discuss the exciting opportunities and fresh challenges of this fast moving technology for architects, interior designers, building services consultants and developers. As one of the UK's few approved Savant dealers, Cyberhomes will have a working demonstration of a Savant control system at the May Design Series, as well as the brand new Samsung 78" 4K Ultra HD TV. They will be discussing design possibilities offered by the latest lighting systems and how smart home components, such as speakers, can be concealed or designed-in while optimising acoustic performance – all as part of an integrated interior scheme. For further details visit:

Fibrelite Composite Covers Prove Ideal Solution for New Storm Water Tank in Wales #coveringtheworld! The Fibrelite design and technical team recently helped overcome a number of potential problems for a construction company installing a storm water attenuation tank to alleviate serious flooding on a housing development in Gwersyllt, North Wales. On-site infrastructure changes included the building of a large underground tank to store rainwater during a deluge until slowrelease back into the waste water network downstream was deemed safe. Multiple Requirements including Non-Slip, Easy Access David Holmes, Technical Director at Fibrelite, explained: “The tank comprised a 3mx13m chamber with a fixed structural beam running down the centre so covers were needed over a large area and had to be quickly removable by water board operatives for regular maintenance and emergency work.” “In addition, given the siting of the tank in a residential area, the covers had to be both secure and safe to walk across with a negligible environmental impact, especially as the area is also home to the great crested newt, a protected species. The Composite Solution Lightweight, bolt-down, medium-duty composite trench covers were quickly identified as a solution to the various difficulties. And the specialist anti-slip material incorporated into the manufacturing process as standard also proved beneficial, as it meant that this relatively large area of covers would be safe for residents to cross on a daily basis. David Holmes added: “Covers were supplied in a modular arrangement to fit the challenging entrance specifications which allowed us to provide safe and easy access to the chamber via selected areas - a job that can be completed by just two workers using our specialist lifting handles; whereas a traditionally-made concrete or metal cover would have required dedicated lifting equipment.”

Fit-and-Forget – The Maintenance-Free Solution Fibrelite composite covers are available in a range of sizes and load ratings. Designed to be a “fit-and-forget” product, they are maintenance-free, lightweight, durable and very strong as a matter of course. Naturally inert, they have no impact on the environment where they are installed. Custom Sizes Available Custom-made trench covering solutions are available on request which means that dimensions, internal stiffeners and fibrearchitecture can be altered to optimize the performance of each panel based on project-specific design criteria. Coloured Covers for Easy Identification Fibrelite composite covers can also be moulded in virtually any colour or colour-combination and as the pigment is added into the resin during manufacture, there are no problems with the colour scratching or fading over time. This means that covers can incorporate logos and/or be colour-coded to match a facility’s branding or even to identify the specific underground service that can be accessed via a particular cover. About Fibrelite Founded on a tradition of quality and innovation, Fibrelite has been at the forefront of composite technology since 1980. The first ever composite manhole cover was designed by Fibrelite for petrol stations, to eliminate health and safety issues associated with traditional metal covers. Today, Fibrelite is established as a leading world player in its specialist field, with a global reputation for high quality products, increasingly specified as an alternative to heavier metal and concrete options for both new construction and retrofit work across all major industries. To find out more about how composite access covers can resolve specific onsite problems please visit:

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.

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World’s largest passivhaus scheme uses Schöck The picturesque German city of Heidelberg is residentially very popular, but has no room for expansion, and the spectacular solution is to build a completely new district – the Bahnstadt. The 286 acre area that was once Heidelberg's rail freight yards sees a €2 billion initiative, claimed to be the largest passivhaus development anywhere. By 2022 it will provide living space for around 5000 residents and all buildings, not just residential properties, will meet advanced passivhaus standards. Balconies are an important feature of the Bahnstadt residential apartments, but they have not always been a popular choice in the context of high efficiency passivhaus design. That has changed with the Schöck Isokorb type XT structural thermal break unit. This latest generation product for concreteto-concrete applications offers such a high level of insulation that the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt

The Bahnstadt residential development is open and spacious . has awarded it the “low thermal bridge construction” certificate, confirming its suitability for passivhaus construction. Thousands of type XT units are incorporated into the Bahnstadt development. The units offer designers a variety of design options, including the capability to construct stepped height balconies, with increased fire protection also taken into account. The full Schöck Isokorb range allows connections to be made between concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel and steel-to-steel – and in the UK, all units meet full compliance with all relevant building regulations, while also providing BBA Certification and LABC Registration. For your free copy of the new ‘Thermal Bridging Guide’ or the Schöck Specifiers Guide contact the company on 01865 290 890 or visit

Balconies are an important feature of the Bahnstadt residential apartments, constructed using the Schöck Isokorb type XT structural thermal break unit.

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The Architectural Showcase Showcasing the latest building products and technology for design, interiors, art and architecture, Vision London 2015 opens its doors for two days on June 2 at London’s Olympia, providing the opportunity to check out its raft of products and solutions. There’s also a highly informative and worthwhile programme of seminars. Vision London brings communities together to discuss, debate and showcase the latest innovations and developments in architecture, design and the built environment. Over 100 organisations are exhibiting their new and inventive solutions that facilitate the creation of better building design. The event’s extensive speaker programme has gathered together some 100 influential industry figures to speak on a range of topics under the four prime themes of Future Materials & Systems, Technology, ‘Innovation in Architecture & Design and Building for Health & Wellness. Among the raft of highly informative seminar sessions, Future Housing is a prime topic with the UK now facing pressing housing issues. Architects and designers are developing solutions that are practical and affordable, designed with community in mind.

Tuesday Seminars:

Tuesday’s Innovations in Architecture & Design sessions include Designing Out Crime and Planning for Crime Prevention at 10.15am. Presented by Secured by Design, the UK wide police initiative, the seminar provides information and guidance in key areas. Topics include Police involvement with the Housing Standards Review, the organisation’s commercial and homes guidance documents and the new National Building Approval scheme that brings a simplified route to SBD compliance for developers. At 10.55am, Arup Foresight Associate Josef Hargrave presents his keynote talk on Smart & Resilient spaces – Exploring the future of the Built Environment. Smart Cities, at 1.15pm, looks at how we generate enough connectivity and data to develop a truly ‘smart’ built environment. Pioneers in this area discuss how IOT technology is increasingly being embedded, looking at benefits from energy efficiency, to remote maintenance to better health. The sessions also address how data is brought together and made sense of, and also considers security risk. Future Materials seminars on Tuesday include Façade Evolution

at 10.15am. Jointly branded with CAB in the UK, this session looks at the latest thinking/ research on glazed façades, covering an update on material sustainability and responsible sourcing, through to the latest in innovation and installation. Looking at how London and other world cities are using CLT, cross-laminated timber, for city regeneration, Stora Enso delivers its fifth Future City, Future Wood series event at 11.45am. CLT is appropriate for large and small scale education and residential projects including medium high rise developments currently at 9~10 floors, where speed and ease of construction are key, with the bar set high for environmental and building performance targets. In the Technology Talks arena on Tuesday, Digital Fabricators at 12pm looks at how computers allied to manufacturing and fabrication have opened up new ways for designers to engage with building. 3D design software is now commonplace and we have moved beyond rapid prototyping to now directly 3D printing components. Robots can build components at full scale and a new level of complexity is possible, allowing visualisation, customisation and efficiency to be embraced in the same software program.

Healthy Residential Solutions in the Workshop & Talks seminars on Tuesday, 11am, focus on ventilation, with a review of regulations, what is needed and how to comply. Other topics include demand controlled ventilation and why this is important moving forwards, as well as night time and intense natural ventilation.

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Innovations in Architecture & Design sessions on Wednesday include Future Housing at 1pm. The seminar looks at how architects and designers are developing practical and affordable solutions designed with community in mind in view of the UK currently facing pressing housing issues. Case studies highlight the UK’s first amphibious and flood resilient home, designed to tackle increasing flood risk. There will also be a close look at social housing in Rotterdam, built around its own community school and where the children’s playground is at its heart. With the increasing search for more responsive, dynamic adaptable buildings and structures that can change over time, disassemble and relocate, Adaptive Architecture at 2.15pm, puts the problem under the microscope. The session looks at passive, material, mechanical and

active approaches in adaptive architecture, as most architecture is to a degree adaptive with components that allow change. How buildings should adapt over time and whether we need more resilient and dynamic building technologies is also under discussion. Future Materials sessions on Wednesday include Innovating with Low Impact Materials at 11.15am. It discusses how low impact materials can encourage the construction of low carbon healthy buildings and share knowledge about how best to use low impact materials. At 1.30pm, The CLT Engineer & Architect Masterclass launches Store Enso’s free CLT Engineer design software for efficient structural analysis for CLT structures. The software is heralded as the most advanced CLT program, constructed according to latest design standards and governing regulations in a variety of European countries. Vision London’s Technology Talks include the 10.15am session on Healthy Buildings, Healthy People. With emphasis on energy efficiency, the performance gap and now the circular economy, health and wellbeing remain at the centre of the push for improved resource efficiency.

With so much time spent indoors, it is essential that the industry delivers healthy buildings. The seminar introduces the work of UKIEG and reports on the Active Buildings research project. Green Walls & Living Roofs is the 10.15am Wednesday Workshop & Talks topic, presents the benefits and design possibilities of green roof and wall technology. The session addresses key issues and development and is particularly relevant in the light of increased interest in green infrastructure to make our cities healthy and more resilient. The latest R&D bringing this industry into the mainstream is on the agenda, including thermal benefits of living walls and a growing frame technology that can be used across diverse applications. Register now for Vision London at registration. You can also check out the full seminar programme on the Vision London website.

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Duravit - Individuality and Comfort for the Bathroom The new ME by Starck collection puts the spotlight on individuality. Created by the French designer, Philippe Starck, this unique collection satisfies the desire for pure aesthetics and focuses on the essentials. With its minimalist design, it places the person and their sense of style at the centre of the bathroom. Working perfectly in all interiors, it allows a vast choice of individual designs. Washbasins, toilets, baths, shower trays and accessories all form part of this unique collection. For stockists contact Duravit. Tel. 0845 500 7787 Email.


Adds Italian-inspired Medici Suite to 2015 collection

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


Now, alongside new product collections, washbasins are available to complement Kaldewei’s most popular product ranges, all meticulously crafted in Kaldewei 3.5mm steel enamel. The new Silenio range, created in collaboration with designer, Anke Salomon, is distinguished by soft interior lines with the bathtubs and washbasins harmoniously combined. Its characteristic features are the flat bath rim and the sharp corner radii which allow the bath to visually melt into the bathroom. The matching Silenio washbasins also feature the organic design of the bath, flowing gently inwards from both sides into a soft hollow with a spacious surround that offers plenty of room for fittings and accessories. For stockist information contact Kaldewei.

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HOOVER 90CM RANGE COOKERS Leading domestic appliance manufacturer Hoover is delighted to announce the launch of the stylish new 90cm twin cavity range cookers. Available in a dual fuel or electric twin cavity, the collection offers a variety of stylish finishes including stainless steel, black with stainless steel handles and controls and ivory with stainless handles and controls.

THE CANDY TRIO COMBINED OVEN, CERAMIC HOB AND DISHWASHER Packing everything you need into one standardsized unit, the Candy Trio was a market first and is the perfect solution for the type of dinky modern kitchen so many of us love.

The twin cavity oven is divided into a 51 litre multifunction oven and a 35 litre conventional oven to offer complete flexibility. With an LED programme and an optional rotisserie, the Hoover 90cm range cooker is the ultimate solution for any cooking requirements. For those who select the model with the gas hob, the range cooker comes complete with Wok burner (double or triple ring) and two rapid and two semi rapid burners, all of which feature single hand ignition and cast iron pan supports and cast iron pan supports.

Measuring just 600mm by 850-920mm and 600mm, it is a good-looking, high-performance appliance that fits the way we live today.

Alternatively, the Hoover 90cm range cooker can be selected with 5 ceramic cooking zones. This allows for the ultimate precision when cooking and is a safer solution for family homes as heat is only distributed when a pan is placed on the surface of the cooking zone.

As well as ceramic hob, the Trio features a multifunction electric oven and grill and a six IEC place setting dishwasher – perfect for dinner parties, nights in or cosy meals for two.

The Hoover 90cm range cookers offer a finish to compliment any interior. As such, this range cooker provides a stunning focal point to any kitchen, and the ultimate flexible cooking solution for any home.

So whether you’re furnishing a luxury loft or kitting out a city centre pad, the Candy Trio perfectly combines all your essential appliances into one small but perfectly formed product – leaving you plenty of room to spread out and relax.

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As Maurizio Severgnini, Managing Director Built in Division of Hoover Candy UK explains: “The Trio combined oven, ceramic hob and dishwasher has been designed with modern living in mind. “Its mixture of cutting edge design and high performance appliances make it ideal for homes where space is at a premium, like city centre apartments and town houses.”

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Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has developed a pioneering new showering tecnology. Exclusively engineered for Methven’s striking new Aio range, the patented Aurajet™ technology delivers superior spray, maximum warmth and offers an unparalleled showering experience. Methven’s latest innovation was developed following extensive research into consumer showering preferences, taking the science of showering to new levels by using water deflection to create fan-shaped sheets of water. The showerhead’s hidden nozzles generate single jets of water that hit precisely-engineered surfaces to produce a wide, even shower spray with no gaps and enhanced droplet density.

The range will be complemented by a range of taps.

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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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L. McComber 01. Juliette aux combles - Transforming an attic into a bookcase - "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed." Subtraction In approaching this project, we studied the composition of the existing building and identified multiple layers added to one another over time. These additions had compressed the living space since the original construction dating back to 1880. Inside the attic, we found that the current flat roof was built on top of a former sloped roof together reaching a thickness of over five feet which was mixed in with layers of tar. Through a subtraction process and by replacing the existing structure with new joists, we gained 5 feet of space, therefore making up a 13 foot height on the third floor. The space of the new master bedroom and artist studio gained in natural light with the integration of a ribbon window where the attic was.

Addition The floor is organized around a small volume wrapped by hemlock shelves obtained through the careful deconstruction of the roof structure. The patina of the aged wood is preserved and highlighted by contrast as the surroun- dings are composed of abstract white surfaces. The shelves winding around the volume seem to protect a secret. This volume is sliced in two by a tempered glass roof, bringing natural light into the marble tiled shower. Abstraction and texture If the main intervention unfolds on the top floor, several situations were identified throughout the house as opportu- nities for small interventions. Although textures vary, a white paint finish is applied in order to preserve

the original textures and the beauty of wooden structures while connecting their various expressions together. A tailored living space The changes introduced throughout the house support a contemporary family dynamic. By rethinking space dis- tribution and by integrating moving partitions, the house can adapt to everyday needs with new areas dedicated to children and parents and with added possibilities in terms of privacy. This project puts forward an intervention, which, despite its small scale, expresses with strength and sensitivity the expression of a local architecture. juliette-aux-combles/

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02. L. McComber - living architecture Since 2005, L. McComber has been dedicated to designing unique concepts of varied scope and context. From designing built-in furnitures and interiors to multi-units dwelling and adapting existing buildings for residential, com- mercial or cultural purposes, our broad experience makes our success. We engage the specificity of each project and deliver a contemporary solution. As wellrounded practitioners, we have the ability to translate your ideas and the project constraints into a custom design while addressing all functional requirements. We use design as a strategic process to generate

tailored welcoming spaces speaking to everyday needs. Our passion for the art of building is expressed in our sustainable, durable, energy-efficient solutions. We work in close collaboration with experienced consultants, contractors, craftspeople and suppliers to ensure that each project will be a success. Using clear and detailed technical drawings, we specify the scope of a contract to better prepare the worksite, assure timely work completion and monitor construction costs. We have integrated advanced techniques in our process such as

computer-assisted parametric drafting and digital fabrication to quickly respond to a constantly evolving demand. Our work has been shown at the Maison de l’Architecture du Québec (Ô cloture, 2011) and at the Venice Biennale (Maison Nature with Encore Heureux, 2007). In 2009, the studio was the winner of the Ordre des architects du Quebec prix d’excellence en architecture for the project Lignes aériennes. Our designs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines locally and abroad.

Laurent McComber Laurent graduated in 1999 from University of Montreal. Early on, he joins architecture firms of international stature such as Provencher Roy and Scéno Plus. In 2005, he founded his own studio providing a design build service. Until 2012, L. McComber provided an integrated architecture and construction service. In addition. Laurent has collaborated as a Master's level course instructor for Détail et Intégration at University of Montreal and has been a visiting critique at Laval University and University of Montreal. In parallel, he has been involved since 2006 in the creation and correction of the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC).His broad worksite experience and his passion for sustainable practices, combined with his ability to bring complex ideas to life and find elegant practical solutions have made him an exceptional architect.

Coatings, Sealants & Paints

Created For Craftsmen By Craftsmen – Why Purdy’s Handmade Paintbrushes Are The Perfect Professional Choice

Purdy, continues to create the hand-crafted brushes that have become renowned for timeless, professional quality. After almost 90 years, Purdy has earnt a reputation as the creator of the world’s most sought-after paintbrushes, in 2015 Purdy are still the best in the business. Created by craftsmen for craftsmen, each individual brush is fashioned from the finest raw materials and bears the signature of the person individually handcrafted it. A Purdy brush is guaranteed to deliver an expert finish whatever the job. The options are endless. Painting and Decorating professionals can take their pick of the Monarch Elite, Sprig, Syntox and Pro Extra Monarch. And with new ranges launched this year the brand continues to deliver a desirable blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern materials. For further details visit –

Add A Pop Of Colour Outside With Osmo Osmo UK’s Country Colour is an opaque, satin-matt protective wood finish that is suitable for use on exterior fencing, cladding, garden furniture and sheds. The rich colours hide the grain of the wood but ensure that the woods natural feel and texture is maintained. It is ideal for renewing previously stained, weathered or discoloured wood surfaces, giving it protection and beauty for many years. Osmo Country Colour is weatherproof, UV resistant and durable. It comes in a wide selection of colours from Fir Green, to Signal Red and Dove Blue to Pebble Grey.

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New Grout Shield™ Cleans and Restores Old Group to Look Brand New The New Grout Shield Restoration System™ is a revolutionary new way to clean and restore old grout, making any tiled area look brand new again. Grout Shield recolours and seals grout so that it is no longer porous and therefore protects it from future stains, mould and mildew, making it extremely easy to clean and maintain. Grout Shield offers a new and better third alternative clean, restored and sealed grout, that looks great, stays clean, protects from mould and what’s more, is easy to do. Grout Shield Colour Seal is an acrylic resin containing a modified polyurethane sealant which chemically bonds with existing grout to form a professional, durable and uperior finish. It comes in four colours (white, off white, beige and grey) allowing the option to restore the original colour or change it. Available from Kilrock Products on 01494 793900. or vosot –

Staples protects its property portfolio with Seamsil

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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.


New 2015 – KATpod The slimmest thermally broken Roof Lantern in Europe

KATpod is the advanced engineering solution in lantern design, allowing in an unrivaled amount of light and providing a feeling of space, uninhibited by bulky roof spars. KAT only make niche products to a superior specification and KATpod is no different. It is a thoughtfully engineered roofing solution with ultra slim sightlines, excellent structural integrity and unrivalled thermal performance. The choices are simple; choose the frame colour combination, the glazing tint and the roofkit size. The roof is delivered by KAT ready to be quickly assembled on-site and includes an optional bespoke timber upstand kerb, handmade in the KAT joinery shop. KATpod offers solutions for all property types; from sensitive period buildings in conservation areas, spa’s and atriums, to modern new build properties, extensions or refurbishment projects.

KAT customers have a passion for stylish aesthetics, structural integrity and enhanced thermal performance and KATpod meets all these requirements. KATpod has been designed to allow consumers to use their orangery or extension all-year round with almost zero maintenance. The KATpod Lantern roof is supplied with industry leading thermal efficiency as standard and ‘BioClean’ selfcleaning glass. Designing and ordering is simple – up to a maximum of 5 metres wide, with almost no length limitation. KATpod is available in White or Anthracite Grey as standard and any RAL colour to special order. Glazing is stocked in either clear glass or with a blue tint. Chris Powell, Commercial Director comments, ‘KAT prides itself on manufacturing products that have a combination of innovation and market

leading design. Lots of time, effort and consideration went into developing KATpod. We are confident that we have a very desirable engineered Lantern solution that allows our customers to benefit from the very best product available in Europe’ If you would like more information on the KATpod Lantern Roof or Sliding Patio Doors, Bi-fold Doors, Box Sash Windows and any of KAT’s other aluminium, PVCu or timber ranges, please call KAT, one of the customer service team will be on hand to help. KAT has manufacturing facilities in Macclesfield (Cheshire), Hazel Grove (Stockport) and Newhaven (East Sussex), all with factory showrooms. For more information contact KAT on 01625 439666,,

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Doors, Windows & Fittings

Five shades of Grey from Vicaima is a real leaf turner

When it comes to the latest trend for interior door colours, Vicaima really know how to excite the imagination. Grey is proving to be a very popular choice with interior designers and developers right now, so it’s only right that with a reputation for innovation, Vicaima have come up with five finishes that seem sure to satisfy the growing desire for shades of Grey. The shades include Dekordor 3D Grey, Grey stained Oak veneer, Dekordor HD Dark Grey, Straight Line veneer Grey and Dekordor SD Grey Walnut. All of which are available as made to order products to individual project requirements. Whichever colour you choose Vicaima offer a greater range of design and performance options, creating solutions for luxury living space, hotels, commercial offices, student accommodation and many other locations where the right doors can make all the difference. For further details visit the Vicaima website

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Invisible Innovation from Aspex


Aspex, one of the UK’s leading door and ironmongery companies, has launched the Novista Riser door range, which are designed to ‘disappear’ within the wall construction. The Novista Riser doorset includes a steel doorframe, which is supplied pre-cut and mitred for easy assembly on site and which, when fitted, is totally concealed within either a stud or block wall rendering the door virtually invisible, when closed, as there are no obtrusive architraves. Novista Riser doorsets are available as double or singles with either a three- or a four-sided frame. The four-sided frames are particularly suitable for use on riser doors and allow skirting boards to run uninterrupted below the door, thereby allowing the door to blend in almost seamlessly with the adjacent walls. The Novista Riser doorsets are ideal for use in hotels as bathroom access doors, or risers.. For further information visit:

Enduradoor – Solid Core Means More Secure

Machine-drawn Restoration Glasses From SCHOTT Authentically Manufactured

A modular range of “fit and forget”, enhanced security, solid core, external composite doorsets and complementary sidelights. Part L compliant, PAS 24 certified and SBD approved, fully finished, virtually maintenance free and covered by a 10 Year Guarantee. Enduradoor combines the appealing and desirable aesthetics of natural timber with unsurpassed long term performance characteristics. Impervious to the elements, available ex-stock in a choice of traditional and contemporary designs, glazing patterns and colours, they’ll help prevent heat loss from, and add kerb appeal to, any property. Custom made, fully finished, glazed and solid, internal & FD30 doorsets,across various finishes, complete the offering.

TIKANA®, RESTOVER®, and GOETHEGLAS are manufactured using the historically authentic Fourcault process The international technology group SCHOTT uses the authentic Fourcault process to manufacture its various architectural glasses for the restoration of historic buildings. This process is used to achieve an appearance that closely resembles the period in which the respective buildings were actually built. The restoration glasses that SCHOTT offers have also received European technical certification and therefore meet the demands of monument conservationists as well as building owners and users.

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GEZE UK was the automatic choice for Blenheim Palace When Blenheim Palace undertook its largest development for 200 years, it wanted glass doors that would enable visitors to flow into its visitor centre while allowing the stunning vista of the Estate to be seen. The stylish pair of automatic sliding doors powered by GEZE UK’s Slimdrive SL operators do exactly that – and two years on, they have allowed more than 800,000 visitors to pass through the glass-ceilinged visitor centre designed to reflect the adjacent Orangery. The two automatic glass sliding doors from GEZE UK, allow our many thousands of visitors to enter quickly and safely. At the same time, their positioning opposite the manual glass doors helped us achieve our brief of providing a panoramic view from the courtyard out to the Estate. For more information from GEZE UK call 01543 443000 or visit

Energy efficiency with steel window style 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. For further information on the Steel Window Association, please visit – or call 0844 249 1355.

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SET AND MATCH TO GARADOR! Garador has introduced a complete range of front entrance doors to complement the styles and designs of its garage doors. These exciting new FrontGuard front entrance doors have been carefully designed to match many of Garador’s popular Up & Over and Sectional garage doors, with a wide range of complementary styles, designs and colours. The front entrance doors are all produced within the Garador group offering the same high end manufacturing and functionality as their garage doors; including excellent security and thermal efficiency. Within the FrontGuard ranges, SBD accredited front doors are also available with extra security features tested by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to ensure maximum protection against attempted break-ins. The SBD accreditation also qualifies for 2 points under the Code for Sustainable Homes, a government national standard now used in the home construction industry. High density insulating foam is incorporated in all FrontGuard front doors for serious thermal and acoustic insulation and even the door frames and seals have been specially designed to minimise the loss of heat and to eliminate thermal bridges. The FGS 700 FrontGuard front door (pictured top right) has a stunningly attractive design and a U value down to 1.5 W/m2k. The FrontGuard range offers a number of additional features such as rubber sealing on all four sides of the door panel; a 5 point high security locking system, 3 way adjustable hinges for quick and easy installation. With a choice of 14 colours and finishes, and optional features such as transom lights, brass or chrome spy holes, window drips and an electric strike plate with key catch for keyless access, you can build a door to suit your requirements. This range of FrontGuard front doors along with an extensive choice of Up & Over and Sectional garage doors, confirms Garador’s leadership in the external door market and with prices from just £898 (excluding VAT) for a front door they offer excellent value for money.

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The SiTa Siphonic Roof DRainage SySTem “maDe in geRmany” inSTalleD in englanD, DRaining engliSh Rainfall

The huge construction of the Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) plant in Wakefield covers an area equal to 33 football fields, and is the largest and the most environmentally friendly fully-automatic bottling factory in Europe, it is a plant of superlatives. 6,000 cans of soft drinks and 3,200 PET bottles a minute can be produced here. The plant recently became accredited to the Energy-Management Standard ISO 50001 – the first of its kind in the world. Since 2009 the plant has been operating in line with the “Zero Waste to Landfill Principle” by either recycling waste or incineration. The complex was extended in 2013 with a new high-bay warehouse in order to optimise the storage capacity and logistic capability as well as to minimise transportation. The possibility to deliver directly to the customers will save in the future an average of approx. 500,000 miles ( 804,672 km) of road travel per year, in addition to saving the environment a lot of CO2 pollution.

No space wasted

In order to get the utmost out of the new warehouse capacity, the Architects decided to exploit the advantages of a Sita siphonic rainwater drainage system for the 6000 square metre flat roof. This would incorporate space-saving ceiling-mounted horizontal piping set almost parallel to the roof, allowing the maximum height of storage space for the racking. Frank Birwe, a technical design specialist at Sita Bauelemente GmbH, explains further: “In this way, racking space is not wasted. Another advantage is that fewer downpipes are necessary, and correspondingly, less pipework protection is required, which increases the useable floor area of the warehouse and with fewer downpipes, less underground piping is required and considerable savings in cost and effort are “achieved”

Working in free air

High-bay warehouses have a special construction feature. The building shell and roof are erected around the already standing racking construction. This poses particular challenges for the installation of the flat roof drainage. Suspended scaffolding, (attached to the track rails of the store-and-retrieve vehicle), could only be utilised in the aisles. The remaining work high above the floor was carried out by experienced industrial siphonic rainwater system installers from the specialist firm V-TECH Lochmann & Semmelmann GbR based in Dortmund. The project leader Thomas Glunz, who accompanied the installation work, said “The Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. high-bay warehouse was a very tall building site. The technicians had to work, secured with harnesses connected to running safety ropes. It was an advantage for them that the pipes were made of polyethylene, and consequently were relatively light to handle, even in 5 metre lengths. Also, the high degree of prefabrication of the mounting system was appreciated by the team under these challenging conditions”. Mr. Cengiz Karadeniz, who is a key-account manager at Sita, commented: “The SitaDSS mounting system has been so designed that the complete fitting of the drainage pipes can be concluded with the minimum use of fixing tools. In a high-bay warehouse, the technicians are dependent on managing with fewer tools. The workplace is 35 meters above ground and only a limited amount of space is available for tools and equipment”.

On the right tracks

The SitaDSS rapid assembly technology for PE pipes proved itself on site in Wakefield as a dependable support for the installation team. Thanks to the SitaRail mounting rails with the prefabricated clamp pipe brackets, the 300 metres for the main drainage and 340 metres for the emergency drainage were fitted relatively quickly. Now 640 metres of PE pipeline and 32 Sita DSSProfi rainwater outlets are connected together to provide a highperformance siphonic rainwater drainage system which can hold its own against the infamous English rainfall. Because siphonic drainage systems function especially effectively with fully-filled pipes, it is sufficient to employ

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pipes and formed parts with relatively small diameters – a fact which serves not only the static structure of the building, but also reduces the construction cost. Siphonic drainage systems are power plants which project water under pressure through pipelines. The mounting of those pipelines must therefore be given a significance which cannot be underestimated. The SitaDSS mounting system, which is typified by pipeline with rail guides and fixed-point fittings on pipes and building parts, holds the ceiling-mounted pipes of the siphonic rainwater drainage system securely at a defined distance from the roof construction. The provision of fixed points which fasten the pipeline at intervals of 5 metres as well as all branches to the rainwater outlets, ensure secure anchoring. Expansion of pipe length, through thermal effects, or sagging of the pipes, is prevented. The so-called “rocking” associated with siphonic systems working with high pressure is avoided by transferring unwanted movements safely into the anchor points.

Rainy, but not intensively rainy

In preparation for the project, the Sita calculation specialists who were to design, with the help of CAD programmes the layout plan of the main and emergency drainage became active. With a calculated rainfall r(5,5) of 320 l/s x ha and a century rainfall r(5/100) of 640 l/s x ha, the location Wakefield in Yorkshire counted as a “rainy” but not “intensively rainy” area. For the main drainage, 16 SitaDSS Profi DN 75 siphonic rainwater outlets with an extension element to accommodate the thickness of the thermal insulation were selected. They feed 183 litres of water every second into the underground drains. Because the warehouse is surrounded on three sides, the emergency drainage could not be designed with simple parapet spouts. Therefore the emergency rainwater drainage includes 16 further Sita rainwater outlets of the same type which are however equipped with additional accumulation elements for their special task. As soon as the water level, due to extreme rainfall on the roof rises above a defined accumulation height, they dispose the difference between the main rainwater drainage and the emergency rainwater drainage through a special emergency pipeline, which drains freely to an outside area of ground that may be flooded without concern. (It is regulated that emergency drainage systems must be separate from regular drainage systems and that the outflow may not be fed into regular drains). Every second, the emergency system can swallow up 183 litres of water, resulting in the roof being relieved of additional extra weight. The particular positioning of the new warehouse directly onto the existing building complex made it necessary to find a unique solution to piping the emergency rainwater away. Sita technical specialist Frank Birwe summarised: “Because no free run-off at the lowest-point axis was possible, the emergency drainage pipeline had to be led partially through the forward zone of the high-bay warehouse, this however posed no problem thanks to the horizontal positioning of the pipes in the Sita siphonic rainwater drainage system.“

Conclusion: a “watertight” system

The project in Wakefield was not only about delivering a perfectly functioning rainwater drainage system, but was also about establishing just-in-time international project logistics. The one-stop-one-shop concept of Sita proved to be convincing. From the CAD calculations for the effective Sita siphonic rainwater drainage system, to the Sita siphonic rainwater outlets, the piping, the fittings and everything was “made in Germany – made by Sita Bauelemente GmbH“, at Sita`s plant location in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck. One of their DSS Siphonic rainwater drainage systems is now taking care of the safe rainwater drainage of the English rain.

Drainage & Plumbing

5 Real Reasons to Choose Steel We often get questions about comparisons of different materials. Very frequently the choice is between steel versus plastic or aluminum. Our choice at Lindab is, and has always been, steel. We will give you 5 real reasons to choose steel for your rainwater system rather than PVC or aluminum. Most of these arguments go for all steel systems, but we think that we add even more to this fantastic material. We have been processing steel for more than 50 years and we buy over 200 000 tonnes of steel every year, so we feel that we know what we are doing. We also put our products through rigorous testing. 1. Steel has the lowest carbon footprint of all rainwater systems materials

With steel you get a cost effective and environmental friendly installation that is 100 % recyclable. Our Rainline system is made from sheet steel, a raw material that has a natural place in today’s approach towards sustainability. 2. Steel stays in shape

Virtually all materials are affected by differences in temperature and grows and shrinks as the weather changes. Compared to aluminum and plastic, steel has a lot smaller movement factor. This means that your installation is much more likely to last as connections and fixation points won’t take such a beating as with other materials.

3. It’s really long lived

A rainwater system made of steel can last in excess of 70 years. To aid to the lifespan we rustproof the material with a 275 grams zinc coating. This gives the system a self-healing quality where scratches and cuts are automatically sealed by zinc ions that migrate to re-coat the uncovered steel. 4. Strong as steel

Steel is the foundation of all modern construction, and there is a reason for that. Steel is strong. Snow, hail, falling tree branches and other circumstances can easily break a rainwater system made from aluminum or plastic materials. And even though we recommend that you are careful during the installation, a steel system is much more heavy duty than its competitors.

5. Steel is actually cheaper than plastic or aluminum

The initial cost for a steel rainwater system is higher. We’re not saying that it’s not. But if you take into consideration the lifespan and maintenance needed for the respective systems, you actually save money. The lifecycle cost for a steel system is considerably lower than any other system out there. For more information contact Telephone – 0121 585 2780 or E-mail:

Lindab are Stepping Up Support

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New Rainline sales team are committed to driving customer success


Nigel Stokes, Commercial Manager for Lindab Ltd.’s Building Product division has carefully selected a new sales team. Five Business Development Managers with expertise in technical specification and account management will provide regional support to merchants, contractors, developers, architects and home owners. To drive the business forward, Nigel announced a Kick-Start strategy at their first Rainline sales conference in the UK. The strategy focusses on customer success and includes improved delivery services, refurbished facilities, expansions to the product range and a dedicated Marketing Manager. The team are excited to educate the UK market to the many benefits of Rainline, confident that the superior product will add a unique aesthetic to any housing development and the ease of installation will appeal to installers and self-builders. For more information contact Tel: 0121 585 2780 or email:

Crossed House / Clavel Arquitectos On a site in the higher part of a residential zone in the environs of Murcia is located the singular, crossed house with views to the adjacent mountains, the “Sierra de la Pila” and “Valle del Ricote”. From the ambiguity, being on a site of a future densely built-up area and at the same time enjoying today’s unsurpassable views, was born the idea of the project: to orientate the lower level of the house to the garden’s intimacy and grant to the user at the superior level the delight of its views considering future edification and the influence of solar radiation. This conceptual setup is materialized by a geometrical operation, the rotation of two elements, as if it were two construction toy blocks that are stacked and handled easily. The stacked oblong volumes, of a length of 20m and a depth of about 5m, are rotated by 35 degrees so that the extremes orientate to the most favored views and generate at the same time cantilevers of about 10m length. These cantilevers, together with the rotation between both volumes, provide the necessary sun protection of the facade and pool residence.

The expressive power of this formal configuration, very elementary in principle, is further enhanced by a subtle distinction between the two volumes: the edges are rounded according to the orientation of the main openings of each level reinforcing this way the autonomous nature of the volumes. Thus, on the ground floor rounded transversal edges frame the big opening to the southeast, upstairs such treatment is applied to the longitudinal edges framing the views of the rooms at each end of the volume. This also apparently reduces the contact surface between the two stacked volumes and reinforces the oblong nature of their geometrical form. The contact to the ground is solved using again the same mechanism of rotation. This time a third, buried volume corresponding to the pool deck rotates with respect to the two volumes of the house to resolve the transition between garden ground and dwelling. The surface’s treatment of the concrete volumes provides a contrast between the outside with a rough finish created by a shuttering of sand blasted pine strips and an interior of smooth finishes.

Heating & Ventilation

Cold Family Home Now Being Heated From Windhager’s Stylish Firewin Boiler

An off-grid family home on the Scottish isles of Orkney is benefiting from a Windhager FireWIN Klassik 12kW biomass boiler in replacement of its previous inefficient oil-fired system. The multi-award winning FireWIN Klassik wood pellet boiler has replaced the family’s AGA as the primary heat source for their home, providing central heating and hot water to the property at a significantly reduced cost. Windhager’s FireWIN Klassik central heating system is designed to provide a stylish yet effective source of heating to homes and can operate from any room in the house. The design replicates a wood burning fire with a visible flame concealed behind a double glazed window to prevent high surface temperatures, providing a cosy atmosphere whilst efficiently heating the house. Further information is available on 01225 892211 email: or visit –

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Johnson & Starley Introduce 5 Year Guarantee


Johnson & Starley are now offering a free five year parts and labour guarantee on their QuanTec HR28C combi boiler with Integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery (PFGHR) from February 2015. The QuanTec HR28C has been hugely popular thanks to its ultra-high efficiency, reliability and ease of installation, and also due to it being the only boiler on the market that includes the Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery within a standard sized boiler cabinet. There is no ugly ‘add on’ or extended height to the boiler making new installations and replacements much easier and simpler. An added bonus when installing a Johnson & Starley QuanTec HR28C and Aquair Heat Interface Units as a package, is that both units are then eligible for the five year guarantee, providing a very attractive to the consumer. (All three models of Aquair are included) For further information Tel: 01604 762881

The EVO250DC and the WHHR Mini DC are now SAP Q Eligible

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The EVO250DC, Vectaire’s newest WHHR, and the WHHR Mini DC are now SAP Q Eligible. The EVO250DC, with a maximum extract capacity of 87 l/sec, ventilates a kitchen and up to 6 additional wet rooms with heat exchange efficiency up to 88% and sfp down to .70 W/l/sec. The WHHR Mini DC is specifically for 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, hotel rooms, student accommodation, extra care facilities etc with up to 83% of heat recovered and sfp down to 1.11 W/l/sec. Both models are easy to install and economic to run. They have various control options including summer bypass and frost-stat. For further informationabout Vectaire’s latest products visit –

New Energy Recovery Unit from Fläkt Woods Fläkt Woods has enhanced its range of high performing energy recovery units with the addition of the NEW eCO Premium. The compact AHU’s features are fitted in a compact casing that fit even the smallest spaces so is ideal for ceiling void installation. Available in 6 sizes the eCO Premium is designed with sound in mind and with certified low noise it is ideal for sensitive installations like schools and universities. ● Other benefits include: ● Air flow 0.1 - 0.9 m3/s ● Counter flow Plate Heat Exchanger for up to 85% dry temperature efficiency ● EC motor technology ● Integrated CURO controller ● ErP & Ecodesign compliant Fläkt Woods Ltd, Axial Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5ZD T: 01206 222 555 | E:

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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:











Since their inception in 1951, Jetmaster have been bringing warmth to homes all over the world. Famous for open fires, Jetmaster are an industry hallmark of quality and ambiance. Today, Jetmaster are again redefining the market with their high-efficiency wood stoves.

The technology is made possible through it’s highlyoptimised clearnburn system which they call “PureBurn.” Combustion air is superheated through the unit, then reintroduced back in to the main chamber, igniting unburnt carbon particulates in a secondary combustion. It results in increased efficiency and fewer harmful emissions in the atmosphere.

“Look at the fire,” says David Van Vuuren, Jetmaster’s marketing director. Jetmaster inset stoves have distinctively large windows that feature the whole fire.

You can choose the fuel that’s right for you — coal, briquettes or smokeless fuels — the 16i, 18i, 50i and 60i Jetmaster stoves are multi-fuel with only the large 70i inset stove requiring a drop-in basket to burn multi-fuel.

Many modern stoves boast about their fuel-burning efficiency but can’t keep their glass clean for long. Their windows quickly darken with soot, blocking the view of the fire. The glass of the Jetmaster stoves stay clean for longer and do so with large windows. An impressive feat. This is due to their airwash system: an extra thick curtain of preheated air is forced between the fuel bed and the window, ensuring the glass keeps clear. What’s the point of a fire you can’t see? HETAS guide 2015 qualifies the Jetmaster 18i as the most efficient 18 inch inset stove and the 60i the most efficient mid-size inset stove in the UK. What’s the secret? “Our PureBurn Technology keeps each stove burning at the highest efficiency,” says David. “They achieve blazing efficiencies up to 86%. The science works.”

Each stove is built in the UK according to rigorous quality standards. Jetmaster says they stand by the longevity of their inset stoves, giving them a 5-year guarantee when registered. Crafted lovingly in Hampshire, England. These are British made stoves designed for British homes. “People love these fires,” says David Van Vuuren, “and we’re listening to the demand and expanding the range.” That’s why there are now two new wood-only landscape versions: the 60i Low and the 70i Low. The view of the fire has remained a critical design element and this is now experienced through a wide panoramic view, lending to an almost cinematic feel of the fire. It’s a must watch. For further information please telephone 02380 629513, email or visit

Beautiful fire, refined There’s nothing like a roaring wood stove warming your home. A Jetmaster stove delivers a welcoming warmth to your home that cannot be compared to gas or electric fires. No heating solution comes close to the ambiance of a log fire. Light up a Jetmaster and you’ll feel the difference. Crafted lovingly in Hampshire, England, Jetmaster stoves are British-made fires for British homes.

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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.

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VERSATILE. SUSTAINABLE. MARMOLEUM MODULAR. It is not often a floor covering collection comes along that provides so many opportunities to play and experiment in such a dramatic fashion. Mix, match, combine or contrast - create your unique expression as the new Marmoleum modular collection from Forbo Flooring Systems offers the possibility to create the floor of your choice. Modularity surrounds us; it is reflected throughout the natural and man-made world, and in particular, urban architecture. So it was only time before an advanced floor covering collection would bridge the gap to allow for a step change in floor design. Marmoleum Modular turns designing with a sustainable floor covering on its head by providing a distinctive format that allows specifiers to easily combine and connect various shapes, sizes and colours of tiles to develop a completely new and exclusive flooring design.

It is a collection with a twist; with over 144 items, the variety of colours, designs and complimentary tile sizes opens up a whole new world of simple, accessible floor design. Including tiles in four sizes ranging from extra-large (75x50cm) to small (25x25cm) and in between, the medium format square and rectangular tiles (50x50cm and 50x25cm respectively) also complement the offer. Meanwhile two plank options (100x15cm and 100x25cm) provide even more choice, exclusive to the Lines range. The intriguing modular collection presents itself in four individual themes, enticing the designer to work with shade, colour, marble and lines - and to be inspired. Marmoleum modular shade is a range of concrete structures in cool and warm greys, complemented by the classic ‘black and white’, all presented in delicate steps of colour intensity and hues to create natural realistic stone and concrete patterns. At the heart of the collection, Marmoleum modular colour features fashionable pastels alongside

an eclectic and modern mix of colourful concrete varieties and a full spectrum of bright warm colours. Within the marble theme, a beautiful compendium of classic and contemporary marbled colours has been assembled to create a special mix and match dimension to any floor plan. Whilst the newest addition is Marmoleum modular lines that brings 15 fresh colours based on the popular Marmoleum Striato design, along with innovative ‘cross-grained’ tiles. The plank formats within this range are completely new to Marmoleum and as such immediately opens up a number of design options, from abstract linear designs to classic herringbone. Whether it is subtle nuances or stark contrasts, natural looking concrete or marbled floor designs, tonal progression or bold and vivid expressions of colour, experimentation is definitely encouraged. To help specifiers, Forbo has developed a

series of design ‘grids’ which can be used as part of its online Room Planner tool. These can be coloured online and demonstrates how design transforms into real floors in real environments. Julie Dempster, Marketing Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems explains: “The Marmoleum modular collection takes Marmoleum into new market sectors as the range offers a playful experiment with colour and structure. In this way, it is a completely new flooring concept that goes beyond the traditional offer, with no complicated design process or installation. “Marmoleum modular is also a wholly sustainable alternative to other modular design floors available in the market today, as it is made up of 88% natural raw materials, 76% rapidly renewable and 58% recycled content. With our new Topshield2 finish, the floor is ready for use immediately after installation and the modular tiles are easy to install and easy to clean – ticking every box.”

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Saracen Makes The Repairs For Motofix

Saracen Small Works is celebrating its role as first point of call for leading national vehicle accident repair centre, Motofix. The popular division of workplace interiors consultant, Saracen Interiors, first supported Motofix approximately 18 months ago with the refurbishment of the accident repair centre’s head office in Camberley, Surrey. Since then the relationship has developed and Saracen has now worked at over two thirds of the company’s sites, with a brief to meet all requirements from general refurbishment to maintenance. Saracen’s clients include YUM Restaurants, Paragon Housing Community, TE Connectivity, Aspect Property Group, Flight Safety, CH2M Hill, Countrywide PLC, Knight Frank, Mitie Engineering, Pizza Hut, Redrow, Soccer World, Thames Water, Toshiba, Trident Trust, Viatel, BAE Systems, Sue Ryder Care, Sandhurst School, North Surrey Primary Care Trust, Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital NHS Trust. For further information on Saracen Interiors log on to

Specialists in Mirrored and White Furniture

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.

Dooley’s Furniture was established in 2007 as one of the first online-only furniture retailers in the UK. Specialising in mirrored and white furniture we started small but have always dreamt big. From a family business started by two brothers in a bedroom we have gone from strength to strength the past few years – after moving to Manchester 2013, we have recently had to expand again to an even bigger warehouse! This puts us in a fantastic position to work even closer with our suppliers and couriers, and enables us to work harder on our passion - providing one of the best online furniture shopping experiences for our customers at the best prices.

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Mailboxes GB offers a range of mailboxes in all RAL Colours, stainless steel & wooden mailboxes. We provide a free of charge quotation and drawing service to help with the design and planning of your project. Mailboxes GB can offer a wide range of configurations and applications to meet the most rigorous specifications and design criteria; we have a diverse range of mailboxes in stock available for delivery at short notice.

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The innovative and highly textured range of premium, Thermo Structured Surface (TSS) decors - XyloCleaf - which offers a variety of wood grains, linens and other unique materials - is now available through James Latham.

The deep textures and intricate detail of XyloCleaf makes it difficult to distinguish from the real material it is designed to mimic and the portfolio includes 50 different colours and patterns, all of which come with ABS edging as standard.

Unlike anything else on the UK market, XyloCleaf is a highly original and exclusive range of decors which are created using a unique process of thermal fusing in which decorative papers are treated with melamine resins, that under heat and pressure become part of the panel itself, hence the term Thermo Structured Surface.

Paul Morson, James Latham’s Group Product Champion for Melamine said, ”XyloCleaf represents a new generation of panel product and one which offers extraordinary potential, delivering a complete solution of innovative products to suit all interior decorative tastes, trends and applications. I have no doubt at all that it will become a big success for us.”

This process provides not only a stunning end result, but also a product that is strong, durable and highly scratch and chemical resistant, meaning that as well as looking great, it will stand up to the toughest of challenges when used in high traffic areas. The sensational and inspiring new XyloCleaf collection is perfectly suited to premium domestic design schemes such as kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as for wall panelling and furniture and it has already proved particularly popular within high end commercial, leisure and hotel specifications.

XyloCleaf is available directly from stock through James Latham’s nine panel distribution sites and is supplied in panel sizes of 2800 x 2070 x 18mm with matching ABS edgings. For more information on Latham’s full range of surface materials: Phone: 0116 257 3415, Email:

What the Colour of Your home SaYS about You

When it comes to interior colour schemes, we’re not short of choice. You can colour match paint to any hue, virtually pick ‘any shade under the sun’ for window blinds or curtains and, for the colour confident, even invest in furniture, like a kitchen, in vibrant reds, zingy greens and cobalt blues. But colour,“a property causing visual sensation”, not only evokes feelings and emotions within us, it’s a reflection of somebody’s real self. Our decision of what colours to surround ourselves with day in day out in our homes says a lot about our personality. Colour adviser for Betta Living Alwyn Human reveals the meanings behind your interior design colour choices.


Blue symbolises loyalty, trust and control. Those who choose blue are considered confident and dependable. No wonder it’s most peoples’ favorite colour! With all types of colour, there are variants within blue – from pale baby blue to strong electric and royal blues - but overall, blue is a calming, serene colour and people have been found to be more productive when in a blue room because they are calm and focused. Some say it can boost efficiency and intelligence.

existence and never desire much excitement, closing the door on the hustle and bustle of life to an impartial décor. Pale grey is a very calming colour, delivering a practical, tranquil environment, while darker shades of grey can denote a tendency towards power and authority. Grey is by far one of the most versatile colours and can be used as both a calming backdrop for a room or applied to make a dramatic statement when darker shades are used.

People who choose blue have a deep need for peace and harmony in their everyday life. They are sensitive to the needs of others and like to be needed.

Designer’s Tip: Amplify the punch in your grey room by adding bright accents or keep it calm with whites and soft neutrals.

Blue tones work best in bathrooms, studies and bedrooms. It’s also great for small rooms. Use similar tones on the walls, moldings and floor to merge the boundaries of the room. This creates the illusion of space.

The colour most closely connected with nature, green also says wealth, growth and generosity.

Designer’s Tip: use a blue with a warm undertone to stop the room from feeling cold.


Grey is associated with an air of neutrality. It’s a colour often favoured by those who are cool, conserved, composed and reliable, and people who like to be in control of their emotions. ‘Greys’ tend to be the middle of the road types and are simply seeking a contented life. You prefer a safe, secure and balanced


It’s another calming colour and, being located at the centre of the color spectrum, it’s considered the pigment of balance, stability and restoration. In its softer forms, green helps us feel relaxed and refreshed. But bolder greens are the sign for ‘go’ – reflecting a person’s energy and natural love for life. If green is your favorite colour for the home, it says you’re practical and down-to-earth with a zest for life. Using green in the home instantly makes us feel connected to nature and the outdoors.

Using the correct shade will make the room feel like it continues outside the window. Designer’s Tip: When choosing green for your room draw inspiration from the tones you see outside.


If your home décor colour of choice is pink you are loving, kind and generous with an underlying need to be accepted and loved unconditionally. You are friendly and approachable, methodical and organised, although you can sometimes be rather flippant when the immature girly side of pink appears. For those who sway to the paler pink hues, you’re reflecting a warmth and softness others are drawn to. You are romantic and sensual and sensitive. More vibrant pinks represent your optimistic and positive outlook on life, you see the good in everyone. Pink inspires those who are surrounded by it, for its fun and energy. It reminds us that life is for living! Pink is best used in domestic spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms and children’s rooms. Warm colours like pink are thought to stimulate conversation and make people feel connected. Designer’s Tip: Pink can make a space feel small. This colour is best used in a space with large windows or that gets a lot of light.


Red demands attention and having red in your home matches your energy and lust for life. You crave excitement and are action oriented. You were given your five senses for a reason - to use them to the full, including your ability to see red! Studies show that this colour actually raises heart rates and evokes emotion, so red rooms are not for those who feel the need to sit and chill, and who don’t want their visitors to either. If you choose red in the home you’re not a ‘sit on the fence’ kind of person – you know what you want and you’re confident in your choice, regardless whether others like it or not.


While not strictly a “colour” white is heavily used in the home and I can see why. It projects simplicity and independence. People who choose all white schemes tend to be assured, self-reliant and see the finer detail in objects and others. They are not influenced by the obvious but want a calm and beautiful life. Fans of white decors can be ‘neat freaks’ in the presentation of their home almost to the point of being fanatical; white isn’t for messy minds or clumsy clots. White rooms inspire positivity and clear thinking, a blank canvas with which to allow your imagination to flow.

Red used in living spaces will make a room feel opulent and welcoming. It also creates the perception of warmth, especially during the winter months.

The beauty of white is that it sets a natural backdrop and creates interest in any room. Using white in an open plan living space also resolves the flow of any interior by creating the perception of space.

Designer’s Tip: Set the tone to your home by painting your front door red.

Designer’s Tip: Add a touch of warmth and tranquility to your home by mixing shades of white.



Yellow is the colour of happiness and sunlight, it says you are upbeat, friendly and creative. It is also reported to cause the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter chemical that contributes to a feeling of wellbeing and so can lift your spirits. The color also has the power to bring out creativity, but can be overpowering if too much is used. Whether light and airy or bold and bright, yellows really help to lift any room and bring in a renewed sense of vibrancy. It’s best used in bedrooms and bathrooms and is said to evoke a stress free environment. Designer’s Tip: Liven up your yellow room by adding contrasting black or sophisticated grey accents.

Wholesome brown shows you are honest, down-to-earth and with both feet planted firmly on the ground. You are steady and reliable and quietly confident. You are friendly and approachable, genuine and sincere. Brown is associated with earth tones, inspiring feelings of strength and growth. Brown furniture nods towards being connected to nature, it’s comforting and supportive. Brown is a colour best used in moderation and is naturally suited to smaller spaces. It blurs the perimeter of the room and makes it feel more cavernous. Brown rooms are dramatic and have a natural sense of opulence. Designer Tip: The trick to making a natural scheme interesting is to use contrasting textures, fabrics and accessories.

Alwyn Human is the Style Director at Hangar Seven and works with some of the UK’s biggest home interior brands, including Betta Living. See for inspiration on fitted kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices. Or call 0800 269 945 to arrange a free design consultation.

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The modern wallcovering solution that’s both durable and environmentally friendly Glasstex, is the most widely used fibre glass wallcovering in the UK, giving attractive pattern textures, unlimited colour schemes, Class ‘0’ fire certification and virtually unbeatable hardwearing durability. Our pricing policy means it is an extremely cost effective product, and all our products are stocked in depth for 24/48 hr delivery across the U K.

Glasstex wallcoverings are healthy and safe… Glasstex holds the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate, It is made from only natural materials and does not contain any harmful chemicals or substances that could cause allergic reactions. Ideal for hygiene applications… It’s made from non-toxic materials like quartz, soda, lime and dolomite and can also help prevent parasites such as mites etc. There is practically no build up of static electricity so several key causes of allergies are radically reduced. With the correct covering of paint, Glasstex is resistant to moisture, mould and mildew. The open-pore textile structure encourages natural moisture vapour diffusion, helping to ensure a healthy room climate.

Fire retardant and cost effective Glasstex fibre glass wallcoverings play an important role in fire safety by preventing spread of flame on the surface of most conventional building materials, which traditional paintable wallpapers do not offer. Glasstex meets the most stringent international fire regulations. and conforms to BS476 part 6 fire propagation and part 7 class1 surface spread of flames, which combines to give a class ’0’ certification to Regulation E15, UK Building Regulations 2000. and Euroclass; B-s1,d0. Painted with any water based paint, Glasstex surfaces will prevent flames from spreading horizontally along room or corridor walls and equally important resist flames spreading vertically into ceiling spaces, Glasstex offers a truly decorative finish, that gives a fire retardant solution at a fraction of the cost compared to other paintable fire protection systems on the market.

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Bright Prospects for Metro Dome Litter Bins

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Leafield Environmental is launching a new, economy Dome Top Metro litter bin that it claims is ideal for schools, colleges, commercial businesses and leisure use. Combining contemporary design with rugged practicality and great value from £120. The black bin body, with its ‘tidyman’ logo is made from 100% recycled polyethylene and the bright eye catching lids come in red, lime green, grey, blue and dark green to suit your preference. Used with a plastic sack and the internal sack retention device the bin has a capacity of 120 litres and 100 litres when used with an internal liner.

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!

Synseal’s popular Global conservatory roof, which has been the UK’s best-selling conservatory roof since 2005, can now be enhanced with orangery style retro-fit solutions on both the inside and outside which are goodlooking and straightforward to install. With over 4 million existing conservatories currently gracing British homes, many of which will be in need of refurbishment to replace weathered frames and original polycarbonate glazing, there is no doubt that the installed park of conservatories is getting older every day and presents a substantial sales and marketing opportunity. The new Global retro-fit solutions employ product elements from Synseal’s proven and market-leading hybrid orangery design, Global Summer.

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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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Landscaping & External Works Loose Decorative Aggregates from Long Rake Spar

With a greater emphasis being placed on sustainable surfacing in exterior schemes loose decorative aggregates are gaining prominence as an effective solution to water drainage. Alluvial gravels and decorative processed chippings provide a selection of surfacing media for a wide range of landscaping applications. These create an attractive, SUDS compliant covering which reduces the effect of rainwater runoff and promotes natural drainage into ground water systems. Long Rake Spar’s broad spectrum of products allow those in environmentally sensitive areas to have an extensive choice of exclusive decorative aggregates.

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A DynAmic new Lighting SignAture for compLexe DeSjArDinS A new custom lighting design developed by Montreal based Lightemotion has made its mark in downtown Montreal. Working closely with the facilities team at Complexe Desjardins, Lightemotion has breathed new life into Montreal's largest mixed use development, totaling 4 million square feet. Located in the Quartier Des Spectacles and facing the recently renovated Place Des Arts, featuring an innovative lighting scheme designed by Lightemotion, Complexe Desjardins is the latest addition to the Quartier to include a dynamic and innovative lighting design strategy.

The client was interested in resolving numerous issues through a lighting design strategy for the interior retail concourse and two main entrances to the retail concourse. Lightemotion was selected to develop a distinctive new lighting scheme to create a warmer overall ambiance, be dynamic and programmable, reduce heating and cooling costs and produce a call to action from the street so pedestrians will enter the complex. One of the main features of the design is the ability for the client to create programmable and dynamic lighting effects that adapt to the time of day, season and activity within the space. Environmental sustainability was also

paramount in the lighting program to reduce hydro consumption, cooling and maintenance costs. We undertook an exhaustive research and mock-up program that recommended replacing the existing flood lights with a custom designed fixture. We conceived a bi-directional 140 watt LED lighting fixture that showcased the unique diamond coffered ceiling combined with a powerful down light to illuminate the entire shopping centre, adding much needed texture and nuance to the space. This also created unique floor pattern which enlivened the space enhanced intuitive wayfinding and also diminished the vastness of the space. “This lighting system not only provides a warmer ambience, with pre-programmed lighting that changes over the course of the day, but it is 67% more economical than the previous system and provides triple the lighting intensity at floor level!â€? explains François Roupinian, the founder and president of Lightemotion.

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Custom Lighting Solution: To create a lighting ambience that is both friendly and dynamic, Lightemotion conceived a bidirectional LED (lightemitting diode) lighting fixture that the Montreal company Lumenpulse developed for this project. Composed of two elements (a frame equipped with RGB LEDs and a downward-directed directional flood), this brand-new fixture both directs coloured light upward as well as directing lighting downwards towards the floor. By installing one of these fixtures in each ceiling coffer, Lightemotion made it possible to create very subtle chromatic nuances that produce the effect of a path of colours covering the vault of the retail concourse. Outside, the marquees covering each of the building’s two entrances have also been provided with a lighting system that can project onto the ground a chromatic ambience creating a call to action to enter the retail concourse. The down lights provide 4 times more lux level than the previous fixtures while also creating a visually stimulating pattern on the floor eliminating the typical flat floodlight wash effect. The Urban Clock: Since the Complex is both an event space and shopping centre, there was a mandate to ensure the new fixtures provided a wide range of visual options. After a careful study of the traffic patterns based on time of day and activity, we developed an “Urban Clock” concept which uses

programmable DMX system to adapt the colours, tones, intensity and colour temperature. Mornings were a bright and energetic dynamic white scheme to help people start their day. For the lunch time rush we added warm colour tones to provide a luminotherapy effect, especially in the darker fall and winter months, and at night we selected darker tones in blues and greens to create a relaxing ambience for shopping. The custom fixtures were also used outside at each of the build¬ing’s entrances. By utilizing the same design principles and technologies as inside, the entrance lighting system projects onto the sidewalk creating a chromatic coloured am¬biance which compliments the lighting display inside. Environmental Stewardship: The lighting design does more than offer a daily show to visitors and a visual signature to Complexe Desjardins. It is also much more energy-efficient than the traditional 400-watt lighting fixtures that replaced. Using only 132 watts each, the new fixtures reduce energy consumption by 67%. Because they are also equipped with photoelectric cells, they are capable of automatically adjusting the lighting intensity and power consumption to compensate for the amount of natural light entering the concourse through two large curtain wall windows at each of the two main entrances.

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Founded in 2002 by Francois Roupinian, IALD, Lightemotion is an independent global lighting design consultancy that combines outstanding lighting design with technical excellence. With a passion for theatre, an eye for great design and expertise in the latest technologies, François and his team have created the exterior and interior lighting solutions for an impressive roster of global projects. As creative director, François has directed over sixty projects in five continents, collaborating with award-winning architecture, interior design and exhibit design firms within the cultural, retail, institutional, civic, master planning and hospitality sectors. With his team of in-house lighting designers, theatre design experts, lighting engineers and interior architects, Lightemotion believes in a “design first” process. This approach has a proven track record of achieving clients' design and business objectives, which are translated into a creative visual language that delivers cost-effective and environmentally sustainable lighting solutions. Lightemotion has enjoyed many accolades and has been published widely in leading international journals; selected publications include, Huffington Post, Dwell, Canadian Architect, Architectural Record, Mondo Arc, Lighting Magazine, LD+A and Objekt.



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Maximum performance from Inceptor LED downlights Scolmore Group’s innovative Inceptor range of integrated LED downlights delivers high performance, low energy lighting solutions across a range of applications. Inceptor Micro and Inceptor Max are fire-rated, integrated LED downlights with a high-powered, compact, pre-wired driver and flow connector. The compact size of the driver means they can be fitted into very shallow recess depths – Inceptor Max at 61mm and Inceptor Micro at 50mm - making them some of the most flexible fittings currently available. Scolmore has integrated its popular Flow Connectors, which means they are quick and easy to install as well as to remove and replace for the purpose of circuit testing and for retrofits.

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Storm Furniture Launches original statement lighting at the May Design Series on Stand DM15,

Integral LED launches “Metropol” easy-fit LED Downlights

Based in Suffolk UK, Terry Croucher of Storm Furniture designs and handcrafts exquisite furniture and statement lighting. Only the finest quality materials are used to create each piece, and each piece is made to the highest quality of craftsmanship. Along with a collection of handmade lighting products, Storm offers a bespoke service to create a solution perfect for your scheme. Whether it's a collection of lamps for a boutique hotel, or a high end luxury piece of furniture for a private customer, Storm will create the wow factor you're looking for.

Integral LED has extended its impressive range of LED lamps, strips and panels by launching a much-anticipated line-up of ‘Metropol LED’ downlights. Extensive research and testing, which has become the hallmark of the Integral brand, has resulted in this new range of ultra-stylish downlights. Every aspect of the 32 models, which are available now, has been conceived with the electrician and maintenance professional in mind. The Metropol LED Downlight range delivers a no-fuss, no-nonsense solution, which reduces time spent on-site when installing a new lighting scheme or converting an existing installation. Our vision is to deliver the real benefits of LED technology but shaped by the practical know-how from professional trade feedback.

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Intelligent protection means making an intelligent choice Intelligent insect screens, like the new Plissé and Tesa by Pronema, not only protect from mosquitoes, flies and midges, but they do it in elegant style, with a special mechanism incorporated, making them incredibly silent for a truly peaceful atmosphere. Their low threshold of only a tiny few millimetres, avoids any kind of obstruction and allows for fluid opening and closing of the screens, limiting the wear and tear on the mesh.

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London Build 2015 London Build 2015 is the leading new construction exhibition to focus on the construction boom in London and the South of England. The event will take place at the O2 London, accommodating in excess of 200 international exhibitors and thousands of quality attendees showcasing the latest projects, developments, and investment opportunities in and around the Capital. Both days of the show will see over 50 top level speakers from across the industry and local government, and will include 36 hours of CPD accredited training workshops. The first day of London Build is shaping up to be a truly spectacular affair. The conference venue will be opened by Jamie Ratcliff from the Greater London Authority who will be speaking about the construction boom and opportunities that are coming up and ongoing in the Capital. Following on from that Peter Shipley will be speaking about the need for the Thames Tideway Tunnel as part of the programme which will also see Nigel Hardy from TfL speak about the Road Modernisation Plan, and some outstanding panel discussions which will be announced closer to the time.

As day one of London Build 2015 draws to a close, attention switches towards the London Construction Awards, hosted at Indigo at the O2. The Awards will be recognising achievements by those that have played a defining role in delivering exceptional quality, innovation and service; and in driving the London construction industry forwards. The evening also features a Gala Dinner, exclusive presentations from industry leaders, a wide-array of live entertainment, and comedy-sets from celebrity acts, including the superb Jimmy Carr. Not all things are made equal, but day two of London Build will be just as good as the first. As our exhibitors and many attendees return from a sparkling evening of awards and entertainment, the London Build conference kicks into overdrive. Simon Wright from Crossrail will be speaking about building Crossrail, Balfour Beatty’s Head of Sustainability, Dr Paul Toyne, will then be speaking about the role of construction in delivering legacy projects. The final afternoon of London Build will see conference sessions continuing with a presentation from Richard Griffiths, the director of policy and communications at the UK Green Building Council.

The conference sessions will be complimented over the 2 days by a number of CPD accredited training workshops, situated across 3 workshop venues within the exhibition. These workshops will be presented by special guests and regulars of the CPD roadshow circuit, including RIBA, Sutton Vale Associates, Tata Steel, CompeteFor, Sprue Safety Products Ltd, Costello Palmer Communications and many more.

sector, particularly the looming skills gap, which was revealed in our recent report with KPMG – Skills to Build. As London’s most representative business organisation, with members large and small, we have a policy agenda underpinned by research reports, quarterly surveys and member committees and housing, infrastructure, land supply and building in the capital are an important part of that agenda.”

The event is officially supported by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce & Industry said: “LCCI are delighted to be officially supporting London Build 2015. We are very aware of both the successes and issues in the property and construction

London Build 2015 will be a great event for the whole industry, and really does have something for everyone. Best of all the conferences, training workshops and exhibition are completely free to attend, so sign up today at to ensure you don’t miss out!

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Owatrol’s Decking Paint – is a premium long-lasting finish for treating your deck which works on new and weathered wood and even on previously coated surfaces. It provides excellent adhesion and a flexible film giving long lasting protection even in high traffic areas. With correct application we can guarantee it against peeling and flaking for 5 years on horizontal surfaces (15 for vertical surfaces). Decking paint is available in 10 stylish colours and is incredibly easy to apply, usually in just 2 coats. It’s perfect for decking but can also be used for fences, sidings, cladding and other projects.

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Elivate is the intelligent construction software that has been carefully developed by industry professionals in order to improve communication and project understanding. The database applies to both the client and builder, and design team, giving an entirely new prescriptive to home and commercial development.

Moorland Makes Its Mark On Energy Efficient Homes

NVELOPE Clads BREEAM Excellent Office

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.

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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Safety & Security

Advanced Launches Mobile Managed Emergency Light Testing

Global fire systems business Advanced has launched Lux Intelligent, a new emergency lighting testing system with cloud monitoring and mobile management. It offers time and cost savings, a host of unique technical features and proves compliance with BS5266-1. Lux Intelligent is an addressable, automatic test system that shows all emergency lighting is compliant and functioning, with no engineer intervention required, saving money and time. It can be easily networked and retrofitted onto existing wiring and luminaires, keeping installation costs to a minimum. A unique feature of Lux Intelligent is cloud monitoring and system management via mobile and web apps. Test data is stored securely in the cloud and the system delivers live details on status, faults, test failures and advisories from a smartphone or via a web browser, allowing users to monitor all their sites, anywhere in the world. For further information visit

Advanced’s MxPro 5 Multiprotocol Panel now Supports Nittan

Advanced’s industry-leading multiprotocol fire panel, the MxPro 5 now has full, enhanced support across its entire range for the Nittan Evolution protocol. This partnership offers major advantages to fire professionals, including faster loop polling, intelligent isolators reported on the panel and support for the latest Nittan devices. The change covers the entire MxPro 5 range in one, two, four or eight loop formats, with up to 254 devices per loop. Features of the analogue addressable MxPro 5 include Advanced’s renowned networking capabilities, which allow up to 200 panels to be quickly and easily connected in radial or fault-tolerant networks. The Nittan supported panels also use Advanced’s easy to use Dynamix Tools config and service software, making even the largest of sites, with complicated cause-and effect, easy to programme and maintain. For further information visit

Compact Keypads for SPC intruder detection system Siemens has introduced two new compact keypads for the SPC intruder detection system. They use touchkeys instead of traditional mechanical keys and the key interface illuminates only when touched. With a depth of just 17.5mm, these keypads sit unobtrusively on any wall. Model SPCK520 offers display and speech output and model SPCK521 adds an ID card reader.

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The new keypads support EM and MIFARE card technologies. Advanced user authentication eliminates the inconvenience of repeated PIN code entry on systems that are armed and disarmed many times daily. Users can download prerecorded or customized audio files to the keypads. These audible messages assist users when various system events occur.


The large graphical display provides a wealth of information at a glance. An optional plug-in RF module allows the keypads to be used as RF receivers for communication with wireless detectors nearby. In addition, the keypads have push-wire terminals so that installers can secure the wires of connection cables with a single push action. For flush mounting a special frame that allows the keypad to be installed flush with the wall. For further information please contact: Sam Lord, Security Products for Siemens, T: 01291 437920; E:; or visit

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

Stone & Stonework METROPOLIS Feeling, For Your Home

A blend of powerful contemporary colours, cement and earth-shades with a concrete appearance. It is the concept that inspired MetropolisŠ, the new quartz surface by SANTAMARGHERITAŠ. Skilfully crafted to spread harmonious irregularities over floorings and coverings of the most glamorous interior design projects, Metropolis is soft to touch. So don't just look at it. Touch it and feel the beauty! A superior, 100% Original Italian Surface by SANTAMARGHERITA, Metropolis is the expression of a modern and innovative technology combining aesthetics research and superior performances. It is SANTAMARGHERITA's answer to architects & designers' need for exclusive, original surfaces that are highly resistant and made to last. For further info please visit

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

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

HISTORIC SCOTLAND TECHNICAL CONSERVATION UPDATE Historic Scotland’s Technical Conservation Website is loaded with resources that deal with the conservation and maintenance of the built heritage. The content explores traditional building skills and materials in online publications, videos, webinars and interactive tools. Book tickets for our events, browse hundreds of technical publications online and keep up-to-date with us through our news section. Make sure you join our E-Newsletter to be the first to know what we are up to! w | e | t | 0131 668 8683

CONSERVATION SUMMER SCHOOL 8 - 13 June 2015 Errol, Fife, Scotland Earth Building UK is organising a week-long programme of earth workshops and events around their annual conference. The week will include a variety of hands on earth building workshops taken by leading experts from accross the world. Clayfest is supported by Historic Scotland, to find out more information as well as how to buy tickets, visit: clayfest

22 - 26 June 2015 Stirling, Scotland Historic Scotland’s Conservation Summer School is back. If you work with historic buildings or simply want to learn more about how to look after them, you can’t afford to miss this course! The programme includes lectures from leading experts in their fields, hands on activities to help you get to grips with materials, more site visits than ever before and even more after-hours events. We have day and week tickets available, for more information about the programme and to register, visit our website:


FOR NATURAL STONE With over 20 years experience in importing and distributing natural stone, we have the products and the experience to fit your unique requirements. As specialists in Brazilian slate and Portuguese limestone as well as paving, commercial hearths and slabs we stock a variety of sizes including large format tiles up to 1500x900 and slabs 2.2x1.3m all direct from stock.

As one of the UK’s leading importers and distributors of natural stone products, industry professionals choose us and our range of high quality products time and time again for their industrial, commercial and domestic projects. With over 40 different products in stock our experieced trade team are the perfect partner for your design projects whatever the requirements and specifications.

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Tools, Plant & Equipment

New VI-15000 From Martindale Takes Safe Isolation To Another Level Now available from Martindale Electric – leaders in safe isolation – is the VI-15000, part of the industry standard range of Voltage Indicators, extending safe isolation procedures into higher voltage applications The new VI-15000 has a 1000V CATIV safety rating and LED indication for AC/DC voltages from 50V to 690V and above, ensuring compliance with health and safety recommendations for safe working in all BS EN61010 installation categories. It’s the simplest and most reliable way to ensure circuits have been de-energised and properly isolated prior to maintenance and modifications. Designed in Martindale’s distinctive yellow casing with a clear blue label, to make it easily identifiable, the new VI-15000 is available to purchase on its own or as part of a kit containing everything you need for on-site working. For more information visit –


Snickers’ Superior Knee Protection On Site

Giving you recoilless power without the sparks This Dead Blow hammer from Hultafors Tools delivers all the power you need, but with reduced recoil and no sparks thanks to the internal ball bearings that cushion shock and reduce recoil. These fantastic Hammers have a fiberglass and Santoprene handle for optimal grip and comfort. Most important of all is the fact that the Hammer’s design ergonomics and efficient operation will help reduce repetitive strain injury. Available in a range of different sizes, their designs design feature soft faces to minimise the risk of leaving marks on the work piece, and a flat area on the head for upright storage. Getting more information on Hultafors Tools is easy call the Helpline on 01484 854788 or check out and download a digital catalogue.

The launch of these new D30 Lite Kneepads from Snickers Workwear means its time to seriously consider giving yourself superior knee protection! Leading the way in reliable and certified knee protection for professional tradesmen and women, the NEW D30 Kneepads deliver the most advanced knee protection available today. Delivering superior cushioning and protection, D3O® LITE is a high-tech material that’s flexible, durable and cutresistant - according to CE standard EN14404. These dynamic kneepads also have an advanced ergonomic injection-moulded design that makes them mould around your knees while their subtle air channels provide outstanding ventilation for maximum comfort when you’re working on your knees. For information call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788, checkout the website and download a digital catalogue at

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Tools, Plant & Equipment FROM DESIGN TO COMPLETION WITH ITW CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ITW Construction Products, a leading manufacturer of fixing, fastening and drilling systems for wood, steel and concrete applications and ITW Industry, specialists in software, components, fasteners and equipment for the timber construction industry, are pleased to announce that from September 2014 they will function as one combined business, operating under the name of ITW Construction Products. The newly consolidated ITW Construction Products business will comprise primarily of their five key sub-brands - Alpine and Gang-Nail, specialists in software and nail plates for the production of roof trusses and open web floor joists; Cullen, manufacturers of timber engineering connectors; Paslode, innovators in the manufacturing of gas and pneumatic fastening tools and consumables; and Spit, a leading supplier of steel & concrete nailing, and metal & chemical anchoring systems. Together, the ITW Construction Products brands offer customers a full range of products and services to see build projects through from design to completion. Tom Wavre, Head of Marketing, explains “By bringing the market strengths and experience of ITW Industry and ITW CP together under one banner we are able to enhance our offering to our customer base. We have multiple market leading brands in our portfolio and having aligned these correctly we can be fully focussed on continuing to develop the best solutions for our customers.” Working as a combined business, ITW Construction Products hopes to offer enhanced experience and expertise, alongside their usual high quality range of products and services and industry renowned excellent standards of customer and technical support.

If you would like further information about ITW Construction Products and their sub-brands, please contact their Customer Services team on 0800 652 9260.

Trend’s New 2014 Routing and Woodworking Catalogue

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Trend has just launched their new 2014 Routing and Woodworking Catalogue. The catalogue launched on April 1st, shows their complete range of router cutters, power tools, routing jigs, woodworking accessories and Trend Snappy tooling.


It features over 75 new and innovative product lines including; the unique Skeleton Hinge Jig, Adjustable Lock Jig, Mini CNC and the popular measuring and marking tool, the Easyscribe. The brand leading Professional router cutter range has been extended with new spirals for aluminium, 45° guided chamfers, a profile rebater, as well as plastic engraving tools. The popular range of router cutter sets now has four new additions; 6 piece sets for ¼” and 1/2” shank cutters; a 24 piece ¼” shank set and a 35 piece ½” shank set. The Trend Snappy range of over 300 Quick Change tooling products has also been extended with a 90° Compact Angle Driver and also a range of Dowel drills. The time saving range of routing jigs also has two new additions; The Aperture & Radius Jig allows kitchen worktops to be routed to fit sinks, hobs and to suit curved cabinets; the Hot Rod Jig allows grooves to be routed into solid worktops to accept hot rods. Ten years after the launch of the Pocket Hole Jig, Trend have now launched the Mini Pocket Hole Jig for the fast and accurate jointing of timber and plywood. This new catalogue also sees the introduction of a fully guarded desktop Mini CNC machine for 2D and 3D engravings, photo images and routing projects. Ideal for the hobbyist or school. To download or request a FREE copy of the new 2014 Trend Catalogue please visit their website at To request further information and details of your nearest Trend Routing Centre, please call 01923 249911.

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