Join us at Construction Expo South East 2018

Construction Expo South East 2018 will be held in Sussex, at the South of England Event Centre which offers a more central and accessible location providing Construction Expo with the opportunity to continue to expand to meet the needs of this fast-moving sector.

New for 2018 will be the ‘Construction Village’ which will enable us to accommodate exhibits of any size both inside and out – offering the ultimate in flexibility for our exhibitors and demonstrators. It will take this event to a totally new dimension and make it one of the most exciting Construction Events in the UK.

MaxVac – The innovative tool & equipment supplier

The company boasts decades of refined industry experience and it is this level of involvement and understanding (as well as its exceptionally large product portfolio) that has made MaxVac the choice supplier with many clients. Its ever-growing customer base, as a result, comprises the likes of major corporates, local councils, independents and those working within the hire trade.

Max-Vac specialises in all dust management solutions from on tool extraction to large extraction systems.  It has a range of mobile dust blockers for removing airborne dust that hasn’t been captured at source.

Combine Reynaers glazing solutions to design your ideal home

Valley 21 showcases a range of windows and doors from aluminium systems company Reynaers at Home that offer superior design, security and energy efficiency.

A combination of the Concept Patio 155 door with the Concept System 86 window creates a home that is coherent, both in terms of appearance and performance. Glazing panels at juxtaposing angles follow the sun through the landscape, filling the rooms with light throughout the day and providing spectacular views of the mountain scenery.

The project represents a step away from urban landscapes, replacing noise and crowds with serenity and comfort. Specific variants of the glazing systems, a lift-and-slide door across the front of the home together with high-insulation windows, allow for vast areas of glass even in the harsh climate of Romania – with matching, black slimline frames that contrast against the brickwork facades.

GRAND DESIGNS LIVE LONDON 2018 5 – 13 May 2018 | ExCeL London

Whether you are starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, redecorating a room, installing a new kitchen or simply looking for inspiration, Grand Designs Live is the must-visit event for anyone looking to learn about the world of interiors, design and self-build.

Design guru and TV broadcaster, Kevin McCloud will lead the charge at the May edition of the show, which will see an array of new exhibitors, features and stages alongside established favourites.

Insightful talks and demonstrations will take place across the 9 days including a wide range of informative seminars at the Grand Theatre sponsored by Airflow, which will see Kevin McCloud and other industry heavyweights take to the stage. The ever popular Ask an Expert service will return to offer visitors the opportunity to consult with specialists across a range of home-improvement areas, from finance to self-build and everything in-between.

Experience the TrueScale of Nature

  • Create statement pieces in any environment with no pattern repeat across the width of the sheet
  • Achieve authentic natural stone and wood looks without the sourcing and maintenance issues associated with the genuine article
  • Available in 28 decors


Statement piece and large application design make an impact.

TrueScale laminate gives you the authentic look of premium material such as marble, quartz and wood. Developed by Formica Group, TrueScale captures the subtle variations and patterns found in natural materials but eliminates the high costs of sourcing and maintaining the genuine article.

Attention grabbing application is at the heart of TrueScale by Formica Group. Its marble, wood, granite, quartz, concrete and metal decors reflect contemporary design trends with decors being taken from real life examples. Input from the Formica Group design team and findings from events such as Salone del Mobile Milano, the international reference point of the design sector, have also shaped the collection.

For those who think big

TrueScale decors do not repeat across the full width of the laminate sheet so you can unveil patterns in their full beauty. Architects, designers and homeowners benefit from a surfacing solution that is more affordable than premium natural materials, readily available and with lightweight, hygiene and stain resistant properties better suited for hard wearing residential application.

Made in Britain

Formica Group proudly supports Made in Britain, an organisation designed to promote and celebrate the manufacture of UK-made goods. All other laminate manufacturers have their operations and plants based overseas and import their laminate into the UK which means Formica Group is better positioned to provide stability from exchange fluctuations. Additionally, Formica Group is also better placed to meet UK project deadlines in the provision of supplying materials.


For more information visit Samples can be requested via email, [email protected], or by phone 0191 259 3512.


‘Metallics’ will be everywhere, say interior trend experts. So, if you’re revamping your kitchen, for glamour and elegance, you can’t go wrong with ‘on-trend’ steel partitioning screens and windows.


Rather than putting in a dividing wall, blocking-out light, a great alternative
is installing an interior steel screen, which lets light flood-in.
Complementing flooring and décor, their reflective properties make small
areas seem bigger, add warmth and a cosy feel to shady areas.

Bright and beautiful bathroom lighting with Laura Ashley Bathroom Collection

Top L-R: LED bathroom wall lights, £140.50 each, Marlborough 1200mm freestanding
curved basin unit in cotton white, £1,942, traditional mirror, £254; Langham illuminated
mirror in steel grey, £407. Bottom L-R: LED bathroom wall light, £140.50, Fairfield bath,
£1,075.50, York bath filler, £225.50; Marlborough illuminated mirror in charcoal, £407

Take your design to the next level and transform your bathroom into a luxurious and relaxing haven with Laura Ashley Bathroom Collection’s elegant wall light and stunning collection of illuminated mirrors.

SPATEX 2018 …Yes! The claims and rumours are TRUE!

Get ready, it’s Showtime…SPATEX is returning BIGGER, BOLDER and BETTER!

When the curtain rises on SPATEX 2018 at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Tuesday January 30th the scene is set for a water leisure spectacular. In fact, Industry Shows don’t get much bigger than this!

Tap into Scandi-style luxury with Waters Baths of Ashbourne

Priced £1,795, the Brook2 bath comes in sizes of 1660mmL by 820mmW by 580mmH with a maximum
capacity of 285 litres and 1500mmL by 820mmW by 580mmH with a maximum capacity of 243 litres

Characterised by clean lines and chic, minimal styling, Scandinavian style embraces the principles of simple, elegant and functional design and really comes into its own in the bathroom, which is increasingly being used for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Featuring a bold, modern design, Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s beautiful, freestanding Brook2 bath, part of the company’s impressive I-Line collection, exudes luxury. Its beautifully simplistic, curvaceous form ensures it will make a stunning centerpiece in any Scandi-style bathroom and its double-ended design creates a feeling of indulgence reminiscent of a luxury, boutique hotel.

Dual fuel delight with Caple’s new C896iBK hob

Caple’s new C896iBK induction and gas hob

Multi award-winning, leading appliance specialist Caple’s new C896iBK induction and gas hob has been cleverly designed for you to pick and choose your preferred cooking method. This versatile appliance not only looks stylish in a black, frameless design which can be mounted flush to the worktop but it features four induction zones and one gas wok burner for a flexible cooking platform.

Product manager Luke Shipways says: “Our new C896iBK induction and gas hob is incredibly versatile and gives you the option of precision cooking on gas alongside the benefits of induction. Each induction zone is operated via a ten-power level digital display from 0-9 (with boosters which will speed up cooking times on two) while the gas burner features auto electronic ignition, cast iron pan support and an under burner tray for easy cleaning.”