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NOT JUST FOR THE GREEN-FINGERED…

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HOW A GREENHOUSE CAN ADD SERIOUS AESTHETIC VALUE TO A PROPERTY

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

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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

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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.

What’s all the buzz about …

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Having just completed their biggest project to date in Bracknell, which has over 100 ivy green screens of varying heights, 1,600m2 of Wallplanter and 200m2 LivePanel living wall.

The aesthetically appealing LivePanel system, a fragrant floral wall that is, in essence, an interior & exterior decoration which can accommodate an array of interesting plant species, with bespoke design and build irrigation systems to suit every project. Attracting a wide range of wildlife such as bugs, bee’s, butterflies and on occasion even nesting birds!!

Priority should be given to the homes falling short of Decent Homes Standard

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There is much uncertainty in the new build housing sector following the General Election. It is also unclear as to how or if the Conservative party can stick by their previously stated target of one million high quality sustainable homes by 2020.

It’s vital that the UK substantially increases its housing stock. However, 20% of the existing homes in England still do not meet the Decent Homes Standard, according to ‘Housing in England: overview’, a report produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government, in January 2017.

Wholesale Interior Shutters Supplier

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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

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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.

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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.

Trends in Contract Kitchen Design

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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 SYSTEM THINKING FOR GYMS

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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

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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.

RINNAI CREATES ‘SYSTEM EFFICIENCY’ SOLUTION FOR LONGER LIFE

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Limescale can be a major contributor to a loss of efficiencies for water heating systems of any type, so leading continuous flow water heater manufacturer Rinnai has taken steps to maintain superior efficiencies throughout the life of the system by incorporating a proven limescale inhibitor that will significantly reduce the impact of limescale, thereby maximising efficiency over the product’s lifetime.

JumpSeat Wall

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JumpSeat Wall is a perfect solution for space confined areas. Its folding mechanism allows the seat to cantilever off the wall making it ideal for corridors, waiting rooms and other areas where space is at a premium. Its distinctive design, space-saving characteristics and versatility allows these environments to fashion their own distinctive look and innovate their environment.

STUFISH: Architecture, Design and Production uniquely under one roof on a global scale PINK FLOYD, U2, TAKE THAT, SOHO, ASIAN GAMES, QUEEN+ADAM LAMBERT, STUFISH ASIA

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Stufish is a unique creative power house, synonymous with world famous artists and acts, redefining the live show experience and making the studio the leading practitioner of the complete show delivery package worldwide. As Entertainment Architects Stufish excel at delivering every element from designing the building and set, through to show creation and production. Creating for the UK and worldwide market place, Stufish has become the major player in the global entertainment industry.

PERSPEX® SWEET PASTELS – WHAT’S YOUR FLAVOUR?

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Introducing the yummiest colour range from the Perspex® brand that showcases Spring/Summer colour trend: Perspex® Sweet Pastels

– If this doesn’t tickle your taste buds, we don’t know what will!

This newly developed cell cast acrylic sheet collection is made up of eight vibrant pastel colours, available now on a global scale via the Perspex® acrylics’ existing distribution channels. The launch aims to emphasise the brand’s diversity, along with their passion for pigment and adept ability to forecast colour trends.

Outdoor Living with the Benefits of Indoor Comfort.

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Screening is playing an increasingly central role in the management of light and the reduction of thermal gain in building design. In addition to traditional HVAC solutions, the use of screens can vastly improve interior climate and occupant comfort, and reduce environmental impact.

The use of natural forces to provide light, heat and cooling is an important and progressive building approach. Increasing trends for outdoor living coupled with a warming climate are placing additional demands on architects to deliver sustainable and passive design strategies.

Gaia wet underfloor heating allows homeowners to retire in style

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Specialist retirement home developer, Beechcroft, has installed Gaia wet underfloor heating throughout a new scheme in the village of Theale, Berkshire.

The new development comprises an exclusive collection of 27 one, two and three-bedroom apartments plus five new two- and three-bed townhouses. On the first day of the scheme’s official launch, in February 2016, more than 40 groups of people flocked to the showhouse and six of the new homes were reserved immediately.