Designer Contracts to Sponsor ChildLine for Day this Friday Dec 3 @DesignerContrac

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, is sponsoring the services of leading children’s charity ChildLine for one day – for the fifth time.

The company is funding the charity’s ‘One Unforgettable Day’ programme on Friday December 3, 2021, meeting the £30,000 cost which ChildLine needs each day to operate its vital counselling services.

Companies sponsoring the service can do so on a memorable day of their choice – December 3 marks the formation of Designer Contracts 17 years ago. It is the fourth time the company has sponsored this particular date. Last year it also stepped in to fund a further day in April to help the charity with a much-needed cash injection during the pandemic.

Ancient woodland ceremony marks milestone for construction of sustainable homes neighbourhood @StonewoodBLtd

AN ancient Scandinavian ceremony marked a milestone for a developer building 88 sustainable homes within an environmentally friendly community.

A tree branch was raised to the roof during the topping out ceremony for the show home at Orchard Field in Siddington, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, as Stonewood Partnerships management and staff as well as contractors and guests celebrated with a glass of fizz and bacon rolls.


Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading furniture and fitout specialists, has won its second contract to provide bespoke kitchens for Grainger plc – the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

The contract awarded by main contractor Bowmer + Kirkland is for the manufacture and installation of 261 high specification kitchens for a new £64m built-to-rent development in Milton Keynes.

Vogue (UK) win ‘Best Heating Brand’ at BKU Awards 2021 @BKUmagazine @vogueukltd

The UK’s largest British designer and manufacturer of premium radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), triumphed at this year’s long-awaited Bathroom & Kitchen Update [BKU] Awards, voted by industry peers as ‘Best Heating Brand’.

New NHBC Standards announced for 2022 @NHBC

NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, has launched the 2022 edition of its technical Standards. The new Standards will be effective for every new home covered by an NHBC warranty, where foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2022.

Roman wins Circular Economy Award @romanltd

The UK and Europe’s leading shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, is delighted to announce they have won the ‘Circular Economy Award’ at the Bathroom Manufacturers Association’s first ever Sustainability Awards.

New study: 58% of construction workers believe that listening to music while working improves their motivation and mental health @Towergate

A new study has surveyed 2000 UK employees and analysed Spotify data to reveal the relationship workers, including manual labourers and construction labourers, have with music while working. 

Commissioned by Towergate Liability Insurance, the study shows 1 in 2 people listen to music more often since lockdowns began with UK employees believing it positively impacts their office lives.

Green Roofs – a sustainable approach @DeltaMembranes

When it comes to roofing, green roofs are, without doubt, fantastic. 

Green roofs or “living roofs” are roofs where planting or greenery is installed above the waterproofing layer. They are environmentally friendly because they are effectively giving back the footprint occupied by the building to nature.

Abode 2022 Kitchen Tap Trends @abodehome

Abode, award-winning designer and distributor of market leading kitchen taps, sinks, bathroom taps & showering solutions anticipate the latest 2022 market trends for kitchen sinks and taps, as they continue to play a leading role in the modern home.

Renovating a manor house so it stands for another 300 years @lime_products

Rushbury Manor (built circa 1680), a half-timbered manor house in Shropshire, has been restored to its former glory using the modern equivalents of the original breathable materials that have kept the building standing for over three centuries.

Pudsey turns to waste management with Powerday and Hill Group @PowerdayPLC @Hill_Group_UK @BBCCiN

Powerday, London’s leading, family-owned waste management and recycling business, and Hill Group – an award-winning, five-star housebuilder – have teamed up to support this year’s Children in Need appeal, collectively raising more than £16,000 for the charity.

Powerday and Hill Group reveal Pudsey skip

This week, the teams at Hill Group and Powerday worked hard to decorate a 16-yard skip in Children in Need colours, with Pudsey himself taking centre stage. Those passing-by the Lampton Parkside housing development in Hounslow, west London, on Thursday (18 November) will have witnessed the exclusive Pudsey skip being delivered to the site.

London construction professional, Mirona Tomala, named ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ @RICSnews

Winners of the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, 2021 announced

London-based construction professional Mirona Tomala has been crowned the ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ at the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, which recognise the most inspiring and influential surveyors – aged 35 or under – in the UK.

Howdens supports BBC Children In Need with kitchen donation @HowdensJoinery

The UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier, Howdens, is supporting BBC Children in Need this year, with a donation of a £10,000 kitchen. Our kitchen will form part of a ‘winner takes all’ bundle of prizes which will be available to win through a text to donate entry system.

Coastline® Composite Cladding – weatherproof, lightweight and easy to install @eurocellplc

Coastline is an innovative composite cladding system that lifts the appearance of any property, adding up to 10-years of guaranteed weatherproof performance. It’s made from a unique composite material that means it’s incredibly resilient, yet amazingly easy to work with and fit. What’s really revolutionary though is that Coastline has minimal contraction or expansion, whatever the weather conditions.

We would like to firstly wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022! We would further like to thank them all for their continued business and support in 2021 @JIS_Europe

As we look back on our second year of trading since the pandemic and the challenges that continue to face us, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our policy of stockholding and how it is driving our company forward.

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