Crendon reaches new heights with new factory


A new production facility for the south-east has been opened by Crendon Timber Engineering.

Pioneering UK roof truss supplier Crendon Timber Engineering has marked a £1.5 million investment with the official opening of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

The Waldorf Hilton Launches ‘Homage’ Pop-Up Bar


The Waldorf Hilton London, one of London’s most iconic and famous hotels in the West End has opened their first pop up bar.   Open exclusively on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm – 1am until December, ‘Homage’ pop-up bar is the perfect destination for weekend drinks throughout the winter months.

Parks for London launches new name, strapline and logo


London based charity, Parks for London, has today launched its new name, strapline and logo.

Formerly the London Parks & Green Spaces Forum, which was set up as a charity in 2013, Parks for London will continue to provide the leading strategic and representative voice for its supporters and the green space sector in London.



To keep your toes toasty this winter, you may well be looking at stocking up on wood for your wood-burner or fire. Keeping wood dry, however, can be a challenge, and if you want it to look attractive at the same time, it can be even more tricky!

If you have this problem, look no further than a Posh Log Store from The Posh Shed Company.  These beautifully crafted handmade wooden log stores are both stylish and practical.  They are available in both Contemporary and Gothic styles to compliment any type of house and garden.



Having retained the title of England’s Leading Resort earlier this month, the recognition has continued for The Belfry Hotel & Resort with their staff being acknowledged by a host of industry leading awards.

The Belfry team has been shortlisted in the HR Hospitality Awards on the 30th September at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. The team at The Belfry has been nominated in three categories:  Best HR Team, Tom Crowley Award: Arek Sielski (Ryder Grill Food Services Manager) and Rising Star (HR): Laura Lediard.

Property Investing – mitigating risk


Since the crash of 2008, property has been the asset of choice for investors looking to make returns. Regardless of stock market turbulence and currency crises, the value of property, and the returns available for investors, have been on an upward trajectory. For everybody from international real estate investors, to retirees investing in buy-to-let as a pension alternative, property has been the goose that lays the golden egg.

Add a Touch of Luxury to your Space with Ecoled’s Flawless Finishes.


Ecoled’s architectural grade LED luminaires use the highest quality metals available to ‘frame’ the light in the finish of your choice.

Whether you need your light fitting to make a statement or blend in with your surrounding decor, Ecoled have the finish for you. They use a number of techniques to create exclusive customised colours and finishes.

Ecoled’s Latest Project: The Barn, E9


Ecoled’s miniature and modular range of architectural grade LED luminaires were recently designed into a high-end residential property located in Hackney’s prestigious Victoria Park.

The 1800 sq ft Barn underwent a complete renovation, which included rewiring the entire building. This provided a blank canvas for the lighting design and it was Ecoled’s discreet and powerful range that was the perfect choice for the project.



Employees at Eminox Limited, based on the Corringham Road Industrial Estate in Gainsborough, are celebrating raising over £3,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Dinnington.

The fundraising started with an 80-mile bike ride through Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, which raised over £2,700 from sponsorship and a contribution by Eminox.  This was followed by a cake sale at the company’s manufacturing and office facility in Gainsborough, which raised a further £355.

WorldBuild365 hits the 10,000 product benchmark, ITE announces


WorldBuild365, the online product directory for the building and interiors industries, has passed a major milestone and now features more than 10,000 products.

WorldBuild365 was introduced last year by the ITE Group, organisers of the world’s largest portfolio of international trade exhibitions in the field of building, construction, architecture, HVAC, interior design and décor. The site is packed with product information and industry news and its social media capability allows people to connect and share ideas. In short, it takes the benefits of a trade event to the internet, so that buyers and sellers can stay connected all year round.



Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has added to its growing list of recognitions and awards after being named in the 2017 Top 100 European Golf Resorts by Golf World magazine in the United Kingdom.

Las Colinas, which qualified for nomination on the basis of the luxury accommodation, restaurants and activities it offers alongside its Troon managed championship golf course, was named at number 58 in the rankings, which rate resorts across the entire European mainland. This is the first such list published by Golf World, which is one of the three major monthly golf titles in the UK.

Millennial Homeowners in UK are Active Renovators and Decorators, Houzz Survey Finds


Home renovating and decorating activity among UK Millennial homeowners on Houzz largely driven by the desire to customise a recently acquired home

Millennial homeowners in UK are active home upgraders, according to the 2016 Houzz & Home survey from Houzz, the world’s leading platform for home renovation and design. The survey, of more than 10,300 respondents in the UK and over 225,000 respondents globally, revealed that more than half of UK Millennial homeowners on Houzz (ages 25-34) renovated their home in 2015 (57% versus 57% for those 35-54 and 57% for those 55 and older). In terms of decorating, Millennial homeowners on Houzz are even more active than other generations (79% versus 71% for those 35-54, and 68% for those 55 and older). The top trigger for renovations among this generation was the desire to customise a recently purchased home (41% versus 19% for those 35-54, and 13% for those 55 and older).



Two BFM father and son teams were among the 22-strong members of The Furniture Makers’ cycling squad which smashed the £50,000 fundraising target in aid of the charity on the London to Bordeaux marathon.

BFM vice chair Brian Ahern and his son Michael, along with fellow association member Edward Tadros and his son Henry, completed the gruelling 450 mile ride over six days.

NYC This Week: Alejandro Aravena, Micro-Infrastructure and Architectural Storytelling


Exhibitions in NYC

NEW OPENING: Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries” at The Center for Architecture, September 22 to January 7

SPECIAL INSTALLATION:Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss” with a monumental installation by OMAat Park Avenue Armory, September 13 to September 25

OUT OF TOWN: Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession-Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope” at The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, until November 30; read Architizer’s special coverage here.

Reading Room: 7 Captivating Personal Libraries


There is the cast iron tinge of a Labrouste Reading Room, the glistening interiors of Copenhagen’sBlack Diamond, the Brutalist bibliotheques that once sprouted from the grounds of every second university campus. But on the other end of the spectrum, there are the libraries that are out of sight, limited to the scale of a home — whatever that scale may be.

Folding Architecture: Top 10 Origami-Inspired Buildings


Architects love origami because it achieves what buildings rarely do: frame space through extreme economy of means. Origami artists can produce a panoply of shapes and forms using only a single sheet of paper. Their constructions are inherently structural and can even be engineered to bend, contract, and expand—things that buildings can’t do either.