Nagare collection, a collaborative work by Rainlight and Okamura which embodies experimental design, wins in Furniture category at the Good Design Awards 2020 @rainlightdesign @okamuraglobal

International award-winning design studio Rainlight is delighted to announce that its Nagare furniture collection, for the well-established Japanese office furniture manufacturer, Okamura, has won an award in the Furniture category at the Good Design Awards 2020, the world’s oldest and most Prestigious Awards Program.

Eurocell joins Kickstart Scheme @eurocellplc

Eurocell plc, a leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U building products, has joined the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, helping to support the national effort of encouraging young people into work and kickstart the economy.

Entries for the eighth annual Schüco Excellence Awards are now open @Arch_Today

The eighth annual Schüco Excellence Awards take place later this year, and the application process to enter projects has officially opened. This year’s event will welcome back architectural designer and television presenter, Charlie Luxton to host the awards at The Banqueting House in London’s Whitehall on Thursday 16th September.

KITCHEN TRENDS TO SUIT EVERY STYLE @Wickes

As we continue to spend more time at home now than ever before, and our kitchens become increasingly multi-functional, there are plenty of ways to inject new life into the heart of the home. Here, Wickes looks ahead to the trends that are set to be big this year, whilst also looking back at trends that have shaped the kitchens of today, including scandi interiors and handleless cabinets.

Virtual inspiration for real bathroom dreams – Kaldewei has expanded its digital service for creative online planning

KALDEWEI, Ahlen, March 2021 – inspiration and information – two important prerequisites for good customer advice.  You inspire people by giving them the freedom to be creative which is how the most unusual ideas and exciting designs are created.  In these current times, this freedom is often digital so it can be developed safely.  Kaldewei, with their newly relaunched website, is offering consumers the opportunity to turn the dream of their own bathroom into an on screen reality.  They can let their imagination run flow, creating bathrooms, shower surfaces, washstands and bathtubs all made of sustainable steel enamel from Kaldewei.

Global collective of architects and designers International Design Alliance Network launch a new website @perkinswill

A group of multi-award winning architects, designers, planners and strategists have created a new website for the International Design Alliance (‘IDeA’) Network, a global collective formed to better serve clients by harnessing shared philosophies and expertise.

P C Henderson Launch New Innovative Sliding Door Drop Seal @PCHendersonLtd

P C Henderson has recently partnered up with drop seal manufacturer, Planet, to introduce an acoustic drop seal for sliding doors into its range of products.

‘Going Global’ with Imperial Bathrooms NEW International Website @ImpBath

Specialists in the design and manufacture of classic and contemporary British-made bathroom solutions, Imperial Bathrooms, increase its presence in the marketplace with the launch of a new international website designed to serve its catalogue of overseas customers and all future export enquiries:

7 things that devalue a property, according to an expert

Retaining the value of your property is an importance to every homeowner. You want to maintain the elements that led you to purchase your house. Home improvements can be an expensive venture, but it’s no surprise that doing certain things, can enhance the value of your home. Over time, your property will need to be given a new lease of life in the form of refurbishment, redecorating or even a large renovation. However, some improvements to your property might make it less attractive to others. According to Bankrate UK’s October survey, 46% of buyers had their prospective property down valued. Many factors such as the location, square footage and local schools can determine the value of a property, but some things are in the homeowner’s control.

There are several things that homeowners should avoid as they have a negative impact on the home and the property’s value. From outdated interior to dodgy DIY, we’ve asked Thomas Goodman, property expert at MyJobQuote.co.uk to share the top 7 things that devalue a property.

Structural Steel Price Increase @neaconews

Unfortunately for the construction industry, the price of structural steel has once again increased. Industry giants British Steel have now increased their prices for the fifth time since July 2020 and, in the UK, the price of structural steel has rocketed from approximately £500 per tonne to over £700 per tonne. This sudden surge has been blamed on the sharp increase in raw material costs and further price hikes are expected.

Four Stop Platform Lift for historic Old Portsmouth @invalifts

We’ve just fitted our Home Lift in a historic property overlooking the harbour in Old Portsmouth.

Old Portsmouth is the area of Portsmouth which was covered by the original medieval town of Portsmouth. It is steeped in history, and contains many historic buildings including Portsmouth Cathedral and Portsmouth Point.

Commercial to Residential Basement Conversion @DeltaMembranes

Overview

Commercial to residential, it may be last orders for some of our great British pubs, for other’s its discovering exciting ways of transforming commercial structures into luxury residential dwellings.   The growing trend of converting old inns offers new homes a unique history whilst being packed with character and features.

Don’t risk mixing products, warns roofing specialist @PermaroofUK

With new innovations constantly coming to market, contractors are forced to navigate an abundance of flat roofing products before each installation. Adrian Buttress, managing director of EPDM rubber roofing specialists Permaroof, discusses how to choose the right solution to ensure a high-quality result each time.

CT1- The Healthiest choice for your home now available in Jewson stores. @CTec_NI_Ltd

CT1, commonly known as the Snag List Eliminator, is officially the product that the professional tradesperson uses. Contractors, Site Managers, Project Officers, Specifiers and Architects are now demanding that CT1 is used on the jobs. All jobs.

Ultimate Kitchens – Trade Kitchens Direct From Our Factory @PKBTrade

Ultimate Kitchens offers the industry leading cabinet, manufactured in our 12,000 sq foot factory, using the highest quality materials, offering over 100 cabinet colours, with Blum integrated soft close hinges and Legrabox drawers as standard.

Councillors put ‘sustainability at heart of new developments’ @LewesDC

Council support for TCPA Healthy Homes Principles  

Councillors at Lewes District Council have agreed to implement three new technical advice notes for developers that put a much greater focus on issues of sustainability, both in the planning phase of construction and when work is underway on site.