Caple kits out Black Cow distillery with high-performance appliances

Caple appliances take pride of place at The Black Cow Bar + Kitchen

Multi award-winning, leading appliance specialist Caple has joined forces with boutique vodka brand Black Cow* to supply a selection of high-performance appliances to the kitchen within the distillery’s new ‘brand home’. This brand home features a kitchen and bar alongside the distillery located at Childhay Manor Farm, Childhay, West Dorset.

Black Cow’s Bar + Kitchen has been specifically designed to cater for cooking demonstrations where visitors can pay for unique tasting experiences. After taking a tour of the distillery and learning a few cocktail making tricks of the trade, visitors sit down to lunch in the Black Cow Kitchen. Celebrated guest chefs such as Mark Hix or their talented house chef Rebecca Leech, who was trained at River Cottage, use the Caple appliances to produce mouthwatering dishes for the visitors, designed to show the many ways their vodka can be used as an ingredient.

SPSenvirowall expands into cladding market

Leading external wall insulation and render provider SPSenvirowall has announced an exclusive UK partnership with specialist cladding manufacturer Dynamic Cladding.

The move marks SPSenvirowall’s first expansion into the external rain screen cladding market and brings A1 non-combustible and bomb blast-rated cladding systems to the UK for the first time.

Dynamic Cladding’s glass rainscreen system has achieved the highest fire rating possible and its stone cladding is the only one in Europe that achieved a bomb blast rating. Both will now be available in the UK for the first time through the exclusive partnership with SPSenvirowall.

“This is not only an important move for us as a business, but for the industry as a whole,” said Paul Winwood, Managing Director of SPSenvirowall. “We have now become a whole solution for architects and developers who want to bring all aspects of a project together under one supplier, combining external wall insulation, render and cladding; a true mix use.


Leading render and external wall insulation supplier SPSenvirowall has scooped the prestigious Project of the Year award and two other accolades at the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards.

The leading supplier of external wall insulation and rendering solutions took home more awards than any other entrant at the national awards ceremony. Winning categories included Project of the Year, New Build and High Rise Refurbishment.

Its work on Langley Academy Primary School in Berkshire, in conjunction with sub contractor Build-Therm, picked up both the coveted Project of the Year and New Build awards. SPSenvirowall supply high performance EWI, render and a variety of finishes that the project requires.


Steaming hot water taps from InSinkErator® provide the perfect kitchen companion as they de-clutter work surfaces and are available in a range of on-trend metallic finishes.

Research has shown that the footprint of new homes has significantly decreased, 958 square foot in 2016 compared to 1,055 square foot in 20031, meaning consumers have less space in the kitchen for appliances to sit on the work surface. By casting out the kettle and replacing the standard mixer tap with a steaming hot water tap, such as the InSinkErator® 3N1, the consumer can gain maximum functionality without taking up any additional counter-top space.

Take the shabby chic interiors trend to the next level with Waters Baths of Ashbourne

Priced £1,795, the Stream bath comes in two sizes: 1700mmL by 820mmW by 583mmH with a maximum
capacity of 243 litres and 1540mmL by 750mmW by 583mmH with a maximum capacity of 276 litres

Bring a shabby chic vibe to your home with luxury bath specialist Waters Baths of Ashbourne, whose stunning, freestanding Stream bath will help you take this popular trend to the next level by introducing a masculine touch to your interiors.

Drawing influence from a natural, earthy palette where simple, pared back styling is key, the new shabby chic look embraces an eclectic style where upcycled or antique furniture is mixed with contemporary pieces to great effect. Whitewashed floors and concrete-effect walls can add rustic charm and work particularly well when combined with a glossy white, statement, freestanding bath such as Stream.

Classic design and country-style charm with Caple’s new Stanton Oak kitchen

Give your kitchen warm and welcoming, country-chic appeal with the new Stanton Oak (shown with a painted Pebble finish) kitchen, which is part of the multi-award winning, leading kitchen specialist Caple’s Classic collection. This beautiful furniture will not only suit kitchens of all sizes and open-plan living spaces but its distinctive style makes it the perfect choice if you are looking for timeless design in the hub of your home.

Stanton Oak doors incorporate a solid oak frame and a veneered oak centre panel with intricate internal beading. Incredibly versatile, the Stanton Oak kitchen can be mixed and matched as you can choose between 17 painted colours. Take your pick from modern neutrals such as painted Alabaster or Pebble, pictured, or make a dramatic statement with a darker hue such as painted Gunmetal, Midnight Blue or Storm.


The KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel range of major domestic appliances has won the Star Product – Kitchens award at the second ek&bbusiness Awards & Review 2017.

The Star Product – Kitchens award category celebrates newly launched kitchen products that are a cut above the rest and offer something completely fresh to the market. The award winning KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel collection is the first full range of major cooking appliances that is entirely finished in black stainless steel; delivering a distinctive addition to the kitchen.

The appliances feature timeless design, with bold features and refined geometry. The Black Stainless Steel collection is characterised by a myriad of details that make it truly unique, and feeds passion and creativity in the kitchen.

Roper Rhodes leads the trend for shades of grey in the bathroom

Top L-R: Hampton 700mm wall mounted basin unit in Slate Grey from £539.50,
matching 600mm illuminated mirror, from £292; Pursuit 1200mm wall mounted unit in
gloss light grey with Cell vessel basins, £1,456.50. Bottom L-R: Diverge 600mm freestanding
basin unit in gloss light grey, £729.50; Scheme 800mm wall mounted unit in matt light clay
with ceramic basin, from £888; Esta 445mm cloakroom vanity unit in gloss light grey, £405.50

One of the most on trend colours in interiors, grey has made its mark on the bathroom and is set to be big news again in 2018. Unsurprisingly, bathroom specialist Roper Rhodes is blazing a trail with its market-leading portfolio of bathroom furniture, which comes in an array of on-trend finishes, including a choice of dark or light grey colours, so you’re sure to find your perfect shade.

Grey works equally well in traditional and contemporary bathrooms, functioning as a versatile neutral or an eye-catching accent colour. One of the latest additions to Roper Rhodes’ popular Hampton range of classically styled furniture, the chic and sophisticated Slate Grey finish provides a contemporary twist and is perfect for those looking to inject a touch of period-style drama to their interior. Basin units come in a variety of sizes and look seriously stunning when teamed with the coordinating mirror.

Give your kitchen a festive feel with a colourful new bin from

Top L-R: Brabantia Golden Beach New Icon pedal bin, £85; Moss Green New Icon
pedal bin, £60; Golden Beach Bo Touch Dual Recycling bin, £179. Centre: Rose Gold
Simplehuman Dual Recycling Pocket bin, £179.99. Bottom L:R: Wesco Spaceboy XL £199;
Wesco I-Master Sensor Recycling Bin, £219, and Wesco Push Two Recycling bin, £165

Bring a touch of festive cheer to your home this Christmas with a beautiful new bin from specialist retailer Available in a selection of stunning colours, this comprehensive freestanding bins collection provides a practical and versatile addition to any kitchen. These beautiful bins make a fantastic gift if you love interiors, want the perfect finishing touch in your kitchen and you are looking for quality products that are built to last.

Luxury island living with Mark Taylor Design

The copper finish on the island takes centre stage in this beautiful, bespoke kitchen by Mark Taylor Design

Prestigious British manufacturer Mark Taylor Design is renowned for its superlative bespoke furniture and joinery and for its creative use of materials, which is exemplified by this simply stunning, unique copper and blue kitchen.

The owners of this four-bedroom Surrey family home, which also features a swimming pool and gym, were looking for a fresh, modern, open-plan kitchen and living area with the wow factor, which is exactly what Mark Taylor Design’s expert team delivered.