Binopolis does the double with the launch of two, stunning new Wesco bins

Binopolis red I Master sensor recycling bin

The new Wesco Big Double Master Recycling Bin in Almond, left, and Wesco I-Master Sensor
Recycling bin in red, right, have 40-litre capacities and cost £219, with free, next-day delivery

 Specialist retailer has added two stunning, new, premium Wesco models to its comprehensive portfolio of design-led, freestanding bins. Moving away from the Wesco iconic, statement bins such as the rocket-shaped Spaceboy, these models still demonstrate functionality and style. However, one bin makes the perfect choice for those who may be looking for something to fit into a tight space in a kitchen or a model with the technology to open the lid with the simple wave of your hand.

Featuring a slim-line, space-saving shape, the Big Double Master Recycling Bin will fit in tight spaces and can tuck comfortably below worktops thanks to its butterfly opening design. Operated by a steel foot pedal, the high quality, stainless steel lid has an integrated dampener for super-smooth opening and soft closing. Further thoughtful design features include wheels at the back, a handle at the front for easy moving and rubber feet for extra stability. It measures H66.1cm by W27.5cm by D53.2cm.



The UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts, will showcase its latest products and service offering at the Chartered Institute of Housing 2017 Conference and Exhibition.

Following a successful event in 2016, the company is returning to Manchester to present its product portfolio of floorcoverings, curtains and blinds, showhome and design services and furniture and lighting.

A supplier for Procurement for Housing, Designer Contracts combines the buying power and delivery of a national business with local knowledge and customer service.

The company already works with a number of social housing and local authority organisations and with 12 regional depots across the UK, the company has access to all corners of the country. It also has a national distribution facility which holds over £2 million worth of stock, allowing for a swift and efficient turnaround on customer orders.

Said md, Peter Kelsey: “We have an extensive selection of flooring to suit all budgets, including carpet and carpet tiles, vinyl, safety flooring, wood and wood effect, along with leading brands, including Karndean and Amtico.

Wholesale Interior Shutters Supplier

Cheap Shutters

Join our network today, with a decade working with the UK’s largest independent interior shutters supplier, Cheap Shutters are keen to expand our network of professional partners within the property sector. Taking on the measure and installation process on behalf of your customers is simple, whether your volume is 10m square per month or 1000m square, we have dedicated account managers waiting to speak with your company.

Is Spade Lane the UK’s largest single site metal roof refurb?

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At over 32,500m2 Spade Lane Distribution Centre, Sittingbourne, is the largest single site roof project to be undertaken using Delvemade Protective Coatings products, Seamsil and Delcote. The sheer scale of the recently completed job, asks the question, is this the largest job of its type ever in the UK?

The freedom of flueless


ESSE has unveiled a stylish, new flueless gas fire design called ‘the Oval’. This striking rounded design joins the more angular shapes that the company already offers, and ESSE believes it will be just as popular for discerning customers in contemporary settings.

Experts in water purification, the Pure H2O Company, launch new Pure H2O Smart-Tap, as seen at Eurostar Paris Business Lounge.


From the makers of the world’s first and only four function touchscreen tap, Quatreau, The Pure H2O Company launches The Pure H2O Smart-Tap, the new drinks station for domestic kitchens and commercial settings including restaurants, hotels, offices and customer service areas. The latest in their multifunction tap range, the Smart-Tap offers a modular choice of instant Boiling, Chilled, Sparkling and Ambient filtered tap or pure water for exceptional taste.

Mark Taylor Design celebrates 20th anniversary with new-look logo and first interior design studio


Managing Director Mark Taylor founded the company,
which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new brand identity

Mark Taylor Design, the prestigious British manufacturer of superlative bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of a chic, new brand identity and the opening of an interior design studio at its Buckinghamshire HQ.

The company’s new-look logo features a more simplified, contemporary and streamlined design and will be displayed on Mark Taylor Design’s stand at the first Pub in the Park festival, which is taking place in its hometown of Marlow from 19-21st May.


  • Now in its fifth year, 2017 Homeowners Survey finds over 250,000 fewer non-homeowners aspire to own their own property
  • 86% of aspiring homeowners say the key barrier is house prices, up 3% on previous year
  • The ability to save for a deposit and availability of homes are also cited as major issues amongst aspiring homeowners
  • HomeOwners Alliance observes that drop in aspiration coincides with the political rhetoric and policy agenda on housing cooling

Over 250,000 non-homeowners appear to have given up on the dream of owning their own property in the past year alone, according to a new study. The 2017 Homeowners Survey, an annual study conducted by the HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance into the concerns, views and issues affecting British homeowners and aspiring homeowners, found that for the first time in five years, there has been a drop in the number of non-homeowners who aspire to own.

Trends in Contract Kitchen Design


Key looks and must-have features in 2017

Each year sees new trends in fitted kitchen design within new build housing and renovation schemes, as developers seek to meet consumer expectation for the latest looks and must-have appliances.

Barry Casement, managing director at Lanzet – one of the main kitchen suppliers to the UK’s property sector, designing and supplying fitted kitchens to property developers of all sizes, explains what trends to expect in 2017.



Rinnai’s gym specific solution delivers a new generation of fully integrated, high efficiency & cost effective hot water heating and delivery systems

Rinnai has developed a new and innovative concept of economical and efficient hot water delivery specifically for gyms and fitness centres.

Royal Lancaster London: Launching September 2017

(CGI) Royal Lancaster London Lobby 1

Royal Lancaster London will launch in September 2017 following an £80 million renovation led by Studio PROOF.  Upon completion, the mid-century icon will reinstate its original name of ‘Royal Lancaster London’ in time for the hotel’s 50th Anniversary.

Global Shop Solutions ERP Software Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Tooling Manufacturers

Global Shop

THE WOODLANDS, TX, MAY 2017 – Global Shop Solutions, a global producer of ERP software for manufacturing companies, achieved the highest customer satisfaction rating in the 2017 Q1 Automotive Tooling Barometer survey conducted by Harbour Results, Inc., a consulting firm that helps manufacturers transform their business with custom analysis benchmarking, business assessment, strategic development and operational improvements.

Boutique hotel style with Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s freestanding basins

Waters Baths of Ashbourne Haze Freestanding Basin

Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s beautiful, freestanding basins are priced around £795

Give your bathroom boutique hotel treatment with a stunning, stone, freestanding basin from Waters Baths of Ashbourne. Exuding luxury, the three chic and unique models available from this premium, freestanding bath specialist will look just as stunning in a master bathroom as they will in a guest en-suite, making them a must-have, versatile addition.

Designed as a focal point in the bathroom, these freestanding basins beautifully complement Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s freestanding stone baths and will help you create a luxury hotel-style sanctuary in the comfort of your own home.

Providing a wonderful and tactile alternative to ceramic, Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s iconic freestanding stone basins are made from DQ Cast – a unique, natural material that has taken millions of years to form. Combining crushed quartz and limestone with modern polymers and UV stabilizers, this innovative material is stronger than granite and features a premium, hand-polished matt white finish.

Mark Taylor Design to showcase beautiful bespoke furniture and design expertise at Pub in the Park

Bespoke kitchen by Mark Taylor Design

Mark Taylor Design is renowned for creating distinctive, bespoke furniture
and joinery
that transform clients’ homes into truly extraordinary spaces

Prestigious furniture manufacturer and interior design specialist Mark Taylor Design is giving visitors to the first Pub in the Park festival in May the chance to feast their eyes on some of its beautiful, bespoke furniture. Joining some of the UK’s best chefs, Mark Taylor Design will be exhibiting at the festival in its home-town of Marlow on 19th to 21st May with a 4m by 4m stand. This will also give visitors the chance to experience the company’s bespoke interior design expertise for themselves.

Tickets for the event, hosted by Michelin-star, celebrity chef Tom Kerridge and billed as a ‘celebration of the very best food, drink and music’, have already sold out and 14,000 people from Marlow and the surrounding area are expected to visit Higginson Park over the three days.

Stamford paving range goes from strength to strength with new Ultra paving range

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Brett Landscaping has introduced Stamford Ultra, the latest edition to the hugely successful patio paving range Stamford, after seeing a sustained increase in demand from its customers for something different which would set it apart from a conventional riven finish.

The classic Stamford economy wet-cast concrete flag paving range, with its simple riven styling, offers exceptional value when it comes to creating paths, patios and utility areas around the home. Each flag has a sharp edge detail that looks great when laid with narrow joints and maximizes the speed and ease of installation – all of which has made it a popular choice with merchants, contractors and DIY enthusiasts alike.



When David and Carol Simpson decided to move back to Devon to reconnect with their roots, little did they realise they would need to embark on their second self-build project in 20 years.

The Simpsons were not new to self-building – they completed their last project in Marlow – a mock Tudor dwelling – more than 20 years ago and were not really looking to build from the ground up again.

However, after only a few months of living in their two-bedroomed Devon bungalow, they discovered that the layout simply did not work for them and extending was not going to resolve the main issue which was the windows. They were not positioned in a way that enabled David and Carol to enjoy the fabulous panoramic views of the coast.

So the couple sketched out a plan of the type of ‘future proof’ house they wanted and took it to a self-build show. There they met representatives from Hanse Haus, builders of pre-manufactured, energy efficient houses.

Royal Lancaster London: Launching September 2017

(CGI) Royal Lancaster London Lobby 1

Royal Lancaster London will launch in September 2017 following an £80 million renovation led by Studio PROOF.  Upon completion, the mid-century icon will reinstate its original name of ‘Royal Lancaster London’ in time for the hotel’s 50th Anniversary.

Works include a dramatic new entrance façade and reception lobby, and the redesign of all 411 guestrooms and suites in the 18-storey tower – one of central London’s best-known landmarks on the boundary of Hyde Park.

IntelliHeat Electric Heating Solutions are holding an Introductory open Day on the 16th of May 2017

I sense wifi electric Radiators touch screen thermostat

IntelliHeat Electric Heating Solutions are holding  an Introductory open Day on the  16th of May 2017 in Thetford, Norfolk. Focusing primarily on Affordable home automation and electric central heating systems,

exploring in detail some key topics of interest to the design and M&E engineering industries over the course of the day.

IntelliHeat will look to address a range of key topics with attendees, from current home automations systems and the latest in Wi-Fi integrated smart electric heating systems, Internet of Think, through current legislative requirements for new build properties and how you can ensure compliance with the latest Building Regulations Part L and Eco-design 2016 legislation, Bespoke Designer Radiators.