When Tony and Pene Hamilton, now in their seventies, bought their new house last year in a beautiful corner of Oxfordshire, their list of immediate home improvements had one unusual and key investment.

When Tony and Pene Hamilton, now in their seventies, bought their new house last year in a beautiful corner of Oxfordshire, their list of immediate home improvements had one unusual and key investment.


Grand Side by Side

Whirlpool has introduced a new Grand Side by Side, freestanding fridge and freezer pair, which brings a new dimension to space in the kitchen.

The pair offers a new and elegant aesthetic, both inside and out, to ooze a premium aura. The newly designed, iconic, integrated handles are sleek and contemporary, while the new metallic finish on each refrigerator shelf edge ,the door balconies and the freezer drawers reflect the high quality finish.

The Whirlpool freestanding Grand Side by Side provides advanced space management, making it easier to store more, while keeping all the contents organised, visible and accessible. The pair provides an outstanding net capacity of 615 litres is the perfect alternative for those who desire a traditional side by side fridge freezer but require more space.  To illustrate the freestanding pair’s storage ability, the appliances will comfortably store the contents of up to 23 shopping bags of food1.


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Brio architectural hardware made an adventurous curved door project a reality for an innovative wedding venue in north Devon.

Tunnels Beaches is a network of hand carved tunnels leading to sheltered beaches and a tidal Victorian bathing pool at Ilfracombe, the location of a breath-taking beach front wedding venue operated by Devon Beach Weddings. The bespoke building curving out of the rock means there are no concerns about the UK weather and whatever turn it takes it is all visible through curved bi-folding glazed doors – whether opened or closed.

The owner had the idea to refurbish and at the same time to extend the upper story of the curved building by 2 metres, installing curved bi-folding glazed doors and thereby increasing capacity from 130 guests to 160. With a full house for weddings in 2017, (120+ weddings booked), over 100 weddings already booked for 2018 and prime dates in 2019 booking fast, the extension was a must.

Steel appeal with Caple’s versatile new Axle range of inset and undermounted sinks


Caple’s new Axle AXL50 sink with stainless steel colander and ATL/SS tap

Leading sink and tap specialist Caple has introduced Axle, a beautiful new collection of inset and undermounted sinks to its comprehensive portfolio. Made from the highest grade, solid stainless steel, these stunning new models come complete with a matching colander and wooden chopping board.

With three sizes to choose from, this versatile new range will suit kitchens of every size. The complementary accessories have been thoughtfully designed to sit side-by-side on a small ledge over the sink to help make light work of chopping, rinsing and draining, while also freeing up valuable worktop space, making them particularly suitable for apartment living.



Rinnai, the UK’s leader in continuous flow hot water heating delivery systems, has enjoyed a big dividend in its sponsorship of Widnes Vikings rugby league team.

The company’s sponsorship – the Rinnai name appears on the back side of the shorts – is now featured in a video game that is proving a popular success in both the UK and Australia where it has been mass marketed.

Twice as nice: tap the ‘his and hers’ bathroom trend with Roper Rhodes

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Left: Breathe 610mm wall-mounted basins, £247.50 each. Top right: Pursuit 1200mm
wall mounted unit in gloss light grey with Cell vessel basins, £1,456.50.

Bottom right: Hampton 1200mm underslung double basin unit in Pewter, £1,294

Previously the preserve of high-end/boutique hotels, the popularity of bathrooms for two shows no sign of slowing. Master bathrooms with dedicated his and hers basins offer the best of both worlds in terms of space and functionality. And now it’s never been easier to recreate this in your own home, thanks to leading bathroom specialist Roper Rhodes.

Choosing the right basin will always be key when creating a bathroom made for two. Roper Rhodes’ Breathe basin can be wall hung, but also looks perfect with two side-by-side on a bespoke countertop. It features an elegant, fluted design with a single tap hole and the Breathe collection is available in a variety of different sizes and prices, ranging from £247.50 to £405.

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The Award winning, multi media supported industry trade show, LANDSCAPE, returns to Battersea this September, promoting the latest products, technologies and innovations to the very best Garden Designers, Landscape Architects, Contractors, Groundsmen, Facilities Managers and Local Authority Landscaping Professionals from across the UK and beyond.
The show is proudly supported by over 40 different media titles and trade associations.
LANDSCAPE provides a vibrant environment to select, source and network with contacts from across the industry. With exhibitors showcasing everything from lighting to outdoor structures to living plants and trees. Come along to LANDSCAPE this September to find new and innovative products to transform your projects.
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Binopolis puts the squeeze on waste with the new Titan Compactor Bin from Joseph Joseph

Binopolis Joseph Joseph Titan Compactor

New from Binopolis, the Joseph Joseph Titan Compactor Bin 30030 effortlessly combines

form and function. It’s priced at £199, including VAT and next-day delivery

Online bin specialist elegantly combines form with function with its first compacting bin, the Titan Compactor from Joseph Joseph.

Part of the brand’s Intelligent Waste range, the Titan Compactor is the perfect choice if you’re short on space but have big expectations. The innovative, integrated compaction system compresses the contents so it holds up to three times more than a similar single compartment bin. Put simply, that means you can store more waste/recycling, empty your bin less often and use fewer bin liners – saving you serious time, money and effort. Connecting consumers with quality tradespeople since 1998

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What is Checkatrade?

When you need work doing around your home, finding reputable trades can be difficult. Where do you look and how do you know if you can really trust them?
Checkatrade is a FREE service that gives consumers access to reputable trades in their area and all the background information they need to make a confident decision when allowing them into their home.

Our trades and services have been vetted to our high standards by verifying their insurance, qualifications and professional memberships. Not only that, but we also monitor their work on an on-going basis by collecting feedback directly from their customers.

Our members join us to build their reputation and differentiate themselves from rogue traders and cowboy builders.

Welcome to Hall Q

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The Flooring Show has grown year on year since it began, and now it will be taking up its fifth exhibition hall in the Harrogate Convention Centre, from Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th September. Hall Q will be home to even more exhibitors and a few new features that you’ll definitely want to see!

Brand new for the 2017 show is the Contract Zone, sponsored by the CFA. This area will focus solely on the contract sector of flooring, with its own features dedicated to visitors involved in the contract side of the flooring industry.

CPD Seminars will take place across Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September in Hall Q. These seminars will give visitors the chance to add to their professional development. CPD Seminars will ensure academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete, allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.



The Awards scheme, now in its fourth year, shines a light on the most exceptional contributions to cultural life that these institutions offer, while also showcasing some of the world’s best emerging destinations.

This year, the 2017 Leading Culture Destinations Awards will have five sections and a new prize:

  • The Leading Culture Destinations of the Year which has five categories: Exhibition of the Year, Museum Architecture of the Year, Museum Restaurant of the Year,  Museum Shop of the Year and Digital Museum of the Year
  • Best New Museum of the Year which is dedicated to young museums and institutions with five regional categories: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, North America, South & Central America
  • The Valletta 2018 Soft Power Destinations of the Year, which recognise the cultural organisation, activation, and district that have powerful influence and impact based on their excellence, relevance, transparency, accountability and sustainability
  • The Avis Travellers’ Awards for Emerging Culture City Of The Year and Art Hotel Of The Year

Global Shop Solutions Customer To Be Awarded The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

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THE WOODLANDS, TX, May 2, 2017 – The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Global Shop Solutions’ customer Aneesa Muthana, President and Owner of Pioneer Service Inc, with the Women in Manufacturing (STEP) (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award on April 20, 2017. The STEP Ahead Awards honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.
“It’s a pleasure to know and be able to work alongside Aneesa,” says Global Shop Solutions CEO & President Dusty Alexander. “I can’t wait to see the work that she continues and how her positive influence is shaping and changing the manufacturing industry.”

Global Shop Solutions Simplifies and Optimizes Manufacturing with Cloud ERP

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THE WOODLANDS, TX, JUNE 2017 – Global Shop Solutions, an international producer of ERP software for the manufacturing industry, announced their continual efforts to promote efficiencies on the shop floor with top performance through the use of Cloud ERP.

Designed to eliminate the need of on-premise servers and the costly IT support they demand, Global Shop Solutions’ cloud-based ERP software was specifically created with manufacturing customers in mind. Customers are now offered the same robust ERP software experience, but with increased accessibility, speed, and security. With the reduced need for focusing on hardware and software, customers can now spend more time focusing on the job at hand and pushing forward their business knowing their data is safe and secure.
“Continuous innovation is the name of the game. I’m immensely proud of our team identifying new ways to simplify manufacturing for our customers. Cloud ERP is just one of the many ways we continue to transform ERP for the industry and our customers,” says Global Shop Solutions CEO Dusty Alexander.
With Cloud ERP, customers can experience the power of Global Shop Solutions ERP software for manufacturers in the Amazon Web Service cloud. Accessibility, security and faster system response harmonize to guarantee an uptime of 99.95%.

Global Shop Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening of New 10,000 Square-Foot Facility at Headquarters

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THE WOODLANDS, TX, JULY 2017 – After a year full of vision and construction, Global Shop Solutions, a global developer of ERP software for the manufacturing industry, opened its doors to their new state-of-the-art facility, making it the third building at their headquarters in The Woodlands, TX.

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, nearly 200 people from the Greater Houston area gathered at the facility for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The modern 10,000 square-foot building is home to a 72-seat training room full of the latest technology, a community dining/kitchen area complete with a market, and an outdoor, covered patio designed to seat up to 100 people.

Entries for Surface Design Awards 2018 Now Open


Now in its sixth year the Surface Design Awards recognise progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.

 The Surface Design Awards are part of Surface Design show the only event in the UK that solely focuses on interior and exterior design, allowing for thousands of innovative and thrilling materials to connect with an audience of architects and designers.

Surface Design Show returns to the Business Design Centre, Islington London from the 6-8 February 2018.



Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been making its handmade, made-to-order garden structures for over 79 years. The manufacturer is the Royal Horticultural Society’s recommended greenhouse and glasshouse supplier and is the brand of choice for the UK’s leading horticultural institutions and designers with ‘Hartleys’ commissioned by the National Trust, Hampton Court and Kew…to name a few.

Let us design your renewable system


Air Source heat pumps offer the perfect alternative to traditional heating systems catered conveniently to all sizes of properties and businesses through our extensive range of products.Air Source Heat Pumps are incredibly efficient – for every 2.5kW of heat transferred into your home it only uses 1kW of electricity, which is a performance efficiency of 250%.

Sliding over rooflight provides ease of access to Victorian townhouse


The ensuing creation of a delightful outdoor terrace in a five-storey Victorian townhouse in Chelsea was made possible by the installation of a sliding, retractable rooflight supplied by Glazing Vision. Stephen Fletcher Architects, renowned for their expertise in working with historically sensitive sites, have dramatically transformed this long and narrow townhouse into a stunningly impressive private residence complete with a new basement level beneath the footprint of the house, vaults and most of the rear garden.