Elaine Penhaul – interiors expert and owner of award-winning, national home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors – gives her top tips for DIY and interior trends that are sure to make an appearance this year.

The Golden Rules to Selling your House Fast and Well

Preparing your home for viewings is difficult, especially when you still have to live in it whilst it’s on the market, or when you may have outgrown your current property and have a lot of furniture and belongings. Kebbell’s Andrea Fawell gives her golden rules and tips on how to enhance your home to speed up the process and get a good sale offer.

Bucking the trend in a difficult year for the commercial interiors industry

Chameleon Business Interiors – a Yorkshire-based interior design, fit-out and furnishing business, specialising in commercial buildings – has been operating internationally for over 20 years. The interior design and fit-out industry has experienced a lot of challenges during this time, but none more so than in the last two years. As the sector continues to negotiate supply chain delays, inflated material costs and a national labour shortage, Shaun Watts – chairman of Chameleon – shares his reflections from the last 12 months, makes his predictions for the year ahead, and offers insight into the plans to secure continued growth.

National Homebuilder Keepmoat Homes Announces Purchase of Land in Cheddar

Plans to redevelop a brownfield site in Cheddar into a new housing development are officially underway, following the purchase of land at Steart Farm.

As we move forward into 2022 we would like to draw your attention to the two new products launching this January @JIS_Europe

Firstly we have extended the Black Edition Range to include The Newick 1000,  a horizontal rail, popular as a statement within the bathroom but also fits easily below most windows.  The Newick measures 600 high by 1000mm wide and retails at £299.80 exclusive of VAT.

HIGHLY RATED – Crittall’s Innervision range of steel-framed glazed internal fixed screens and doors for fire rated applications @crittallwindows

Alarmingly, annually in the UK there are around 200 fire-related deaths and some 37,000 house fires. It’s a no brainer ensuring you do all you can to reduce the risk of fire-related incidents in your home.


Designer Contracts developed a hattrick of inspirational show homes when developers Keepmoat Yorkshire East chose to work with the company’s design team at its Kestrel Gardens, Barnsley site.

The next generation of composite fire doors

The award-winning Guardsman Fire Door from ODL Europe is a gamechanger for the composite fire door sector and gives architects and specifiers the fire safety credentials they are looking for. ODL Europe’s Technical Manager Ian Glenister explains.


Rinnai’s Chris Goggin looks at some of the reasons why the UK media is favouring some energy vectors over others in the current era of transition to Decarbonisation and NetZero

Turbulent times produce added information which turns out to be not wholly true but more of a disguised agenda. We are all aware of the use and misuse of ‘Fake’ news and all of its companions. But we need to unite in our efforts to achieve decarbonisation as soon as it is pragmatic and realistic. UK consumers – plus contractors, consultants and all big commercial sites – should be aware that a strong international preference towards hydrogen is evident by the sheer level of international investment and that it is under reported by mainstream media outlets.

Vintage Playing Cards

Vintage Playing Cards specialises in hand-made greeting cards, frames, clocks and gifts made from individually sourced original vintage games including playing cards, and 1920’s parlour games. This Valentine’s Day, VPC has curated an innovative selection of delightful gifts for loved ones. The sustainable element to the products is something to really appreciate with handmade craftmanship, creating things to last and reusing materials being a large part of Vintage Playing Cards values. Simple yet stylised is the name of the game with the presents below, using phrases connoting to love so you can show precisely what you mean this Valentine’s Day.

Marokka @MarokkaDesign

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and MAROKKA once again perfectly illustrates a celebration of love with a 10% donation to the Aspinall Foundation and DOTS (Dogs on the Street). The London based Anglo-Italian design house has curated a collection of gifts with an underscoring of sustainability; From paraffin-free and eco-friendly personalised candles, or minimal plastic wrapping shower steamers. Showing your appreciation for somebody special AND the environment is easily achieved with MAROKKA this Valentine’s Day. All purchases over £50 come with complimentary Marokka designed gift wrap and free delivery to anywhere in the UK.

LABS members say they still want and need the office as they look ahead to 2022 and beyond with confidence

London, January 2022 – Members of flexible workspace provider LABS have expressed confidence over their business’s prospects heading into 2022, with 92% of respondents to a survey, conducted by LABS, expecting their companies to grow over the next three years.

Surface Design Show 2022 Trends – What to Look out for

Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre, Surface Design Show (8-10 February 2022) will again provide architects and designers with an exciting and inspirational range of surface designs and materials.


THE INPUT GROUP has pledged its support to PASIC, a support service for the families of children with cancer in the East Midlands, to begin the first chapter of its corporate charity partnership.

Surface Design Show 2022 Trends – What to Look out for @surfacethinking

Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre, Surface Design Show (8-10 February 2022) will again provide architects and designers with an exciting and inspirational range of surface designs and materials.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2022

Looking ahead to 2022 here are five workplace trends to watch out for in 2022 from Matt Watts, Chief Commercial Officer at LABS.

Hybrid Working as a long-term business model

The ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic means hybrid working models have become both a norm and an expectation for many companies and employees. At LABS, we see many different uses of workspace from people only working in the office one day a week, all the way to full-time use of the space. It is important to note that hybrid working means different things to different people.

Home Designer & Architect

Home Designer & Architect