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Biodiversity Solutions on Display at Landscape 2017

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With careful choice of landscaping products, newbuild developments can have a positive effect on local ecology.  Visitors to Harrowden Turf Ltd’s stand at the Landscape Show in Battersea will be able to see for themselves how green roofs and wildflower meadows can enhance biodiversity without increasing maintenance costs.

The Landscape Show takes place in Battersea Park, London on 19th and 20th September 2017.  A large number of exhibitors will be showcasing products and services to enhance internal and external design.   Harrowden Turf Ltd will be on stand D3 with samples of their living landscaping materials; lawn turf, Meadowmat wild flower matting and Enviromat sedum matting.

Chemist Ed Hiam joins eco-friendly Lime Green as Technical Manager ahead of company’s expansion

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Lime Green now “the only independent lime specialist in the UK with a product development chemist”

 Founders of Lime Green, brothers James and Simon Ayres, are delighted to announce the appointment of chemist Ed Hiam as their new Technical Manager as part of their expansion plans for the Shropshire based company.

Ed Hiam, who has worked previously with the company as a consultant, joins the team at a busy period ahead of the opening of their new manufacturing plant at the end of 2017.

ORGANOWOOD® 03 CLEANER: A NATURAL WATER BASED WOOD CLEANER

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OrganoWood 03 Cleaner is the organic water-based cleaner for exterior wood that completes the series of natural wood protection products by OrganoWood. Containing a special formulation of natural components, the product not only maintains the wood’s durability but actually increase’s its protection level.

The OrganoWood treatment system ensures that exterior wood will repel water and dirt from penetrating the surface.  However, if the wood is not cleaned and maintained, the dirt and grime can remain on the surface. By applying OrganoWood 03 Cleaner, all dirt or water residue is removed and an additional layer of protection is applied, as the product penetrates deep into the wood’s core and strengthens it from within.

Biodiversity Solutions on Display at Landscape 2017

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With careful choice of landscaping products, newbuild developments can have a positive effect on local ecology.  Visitors to Harrowden Turf Ltd’s stand at the Landscape Show in Battersea will be able to see for themselves how green roofs and wildflower meadows can enhance biodiversity without increasing maintenance costs.

The Landscape Show takes place in Battersea Park, London on 19th and 20th September 2017.  A large number of exhibitors will be showcasing products and services to enhance internal and external design.   Harrowden Turf Ltd will be on stand D3 with samples of their living landscaping materials; lawn turf, Meadowmat wild flower matting and Enviromat sedum matting.

The beauty of back-to-wall baths from Waters Baths of Ashbourne

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From Waters Baths of Ashboroune’s i-Line range, the back-to-wall: River, left;
Strait, top right; Loche, right centre; and Cove, bottom right are priced around £1,795

Discover the stylish practicality of Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s beautiful back-to-wall baths, which have been designed to replicate the luxurious aesthetic of a freestanding tub while benefitting from the incredible flexibility offered by a premium, back-to-wall model.

From the clean, contemporary lines of the stunning River and Loche, to the uber sleek styling of the Strait, and curvaceous form of the Cove, Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s back-to-wall baths have been designed to suit every style of home. A popular choice for those with bijoux bathrooms, these beautifully designed baths make the best of small spaces with sizes starting from just 1600mm long.

Seamless, contemporary open-plan living with Mark Taylor Design

Mark Taylor Design bespoke kitchen

This bespoke kitchen features handleless and flat panel doors for a sleek,
seamless look that creates a feeling of modern luxury  

With its clean, contemporary styling, this kitchen project from prestigious British furniture manufacturer and interior design specialist Mark Taylor Design is an excellent example of modern kitchen design at its best. Beautifully demonstrating the way in which Mark Taylor Design’s highly experienced, expert team works with clients to create extraordinary, truly bespoke spaces that enhance the properties in which they are situated, this stunning kitchen features an exquisite, open-plan design.

The clients, a married couple who were restoring their six-bedroom Georgian house in Oxfordshire, were looking for a clean, modern kitchen that would utilise the open-plan layout of the ground floor and seamlessly incorporate a dining, kitchen and living space.

Classic elegance with Caple’s new Nala Fjord kitchen

Caple Nala Fjord and White kitchen

Caple’s new Nala Fjord kitchen in Fjord and White

Multi award-winning, leading kitchen specialist Caple’s new Nala Fjord kitchen features traditional, Shaker-style cabinetry in a beautiful colour palette. With five muted shades to choose from, the furniture (shown here in Fjord and White) features curved doors for a contemporary twist to a classic design.

Caple’s furniture manager Doug Haswell says: “Our new Nala Fjord cabinetry features a Supermatt vinyl wrapped finish for a durable kitchen, which is essentially timeless, making this a fantastic investment if you are looking for furniture which will stand the test of time.

“We have chosen a sophisticated colour range, which will enable you to choose one colourway or mix and match from Cashmere, Fjord, Grey, Mussel and White. Shown here with our cup handles, this kitchen comes from our new Classic collection.”

The Nala Fjord kitchen costs from around £7,100 including VAT or from around £187 for a 600mm high-line base unit.

Additional feature elements:
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SUN CREAM STIGMA A REAL BURNING ISSUE FOR TRADESPEOPLE

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SUN CREAM STIGMA A REAL BURNING ISSUE FOR TRADESPEOPLE

  • Sunburn on the up with tradespeople most at risk in the UK
  • One in ten don’t wear sun cream for fear of workmates mocking them
  • Wickes trials nationwide roll out of free sun cream in stores

Melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have increased by an alarming 119% in the UK since the early 1990s and according to a recent study, construction has been identified as the industry sector in the UK whose workers are most at risk.

Roper Rhodes’ Compose cabinet, £775, top left; Tune cabinet, £665, top right and Forte mirror, £376, bottom left and right

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With hi-tech products playing a growing part in most peoples’ everyday lives, leading bathroom specialist Roper Rhodes has tapped into the technology trend with its range of mirrors and cabinets, which have been meticulously designed by the company’s in-house design team.

Packed with useful features, Roper Rhodes’ incredible collection of mirrors and cabinets come in a wide range of sizes, styles and configurations to provide something to suit every requirement and style of bathroom. Hi-tech features include Bluetooth® wireless technology, which allows you to listen to music or Internet radio through integrated stereo speakers by simply pairing the mirror or cabinet with a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

HOW THE HAMILTONS ARE LOOKING FORWARD – AND UPWARDS – TO RETIREMENT

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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.

WHIRLPOOL LAUNCH NEW GRAND SIDE BY SIDE WITH SHOCK FREEZING AND NEW AESTHETIC

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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.

BRIO PUTS A CURVE IN IT

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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

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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 RUGBY LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP NOW HAS ITS OWN VIDEO GAME……..

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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.

LANDSCAPE Show Press Release Aug 03-PechaKucha Evening

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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 Binopolis.com 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.

Checkatrade.com 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.