UK’s householders failing to make rudimentary checks on heating systems may result in critical dangers in upcoming winter months

[London, UK] – Worcester Bosch, the leading boiler manufacturer in the UK, today reveals how a lack of regular boiler maintenance and servicing by much of the nation will put families at risk this winter. The alarming survey reveals that half of the nation has never asked for the service history of a boiler upon moving into a new house, with 18 per cent believing that servicing is unnecessary until a boiler breaks down leaving a home without heating or hot water.

“As we approach the beginning of the colder months and the most common time for boilers to break down, the lack of understanding in boiler maintenance concerns us”, says Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch.


Grand Designs Live will return to Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 13 October 2019, welcoming an amazing showcase of the latest innovations, trends and all-new products across each of the five sectors of the show, which span Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors. Set over 5 days, this unique event is a must-visit for anyone looking to gather information and learn about the world of interiors, design and self-build.

Visitors to the show can hear from a variety of industry experts at the Grand Theatre, sponsored by Go Ultra Low, where an engaging line-up of talks will take centre stage across all days of the show; with seminars ranging from architecture to interior design, to adding value to existing homes and much more. While the Design & Build Forum will host an array of industry experts ready to advise on various aspects of every home project, from kitchen and lighting design to a guide to getting planning permission.

Cosentino Launches New Global Community for Professionals @GrupoCosentino

Cosentino We:

The New Global Community for Professionals

  • Cosentino We represents a new step forward for Cosentino’s existing loyalty programme, offering new opportunities for stonemasons, kitchen retailers, architects and designers to grow their businesses. 
  • Cosentino We is part of the company’s digital transformation process, with the aim of leading the digitalisation of the sector through its own internal processes in order to inspire and promote loyalty among clients and partners. 

Redrow and Realstar’s UNCLE agree £183.5 million London build to rent deals @RedrowHomes @RealstarMGMT @UncleLiving

  • Two PRS deals have been agreed delivering more than 500 rental homes for Londoners
  •  513 build to rent homes will be delivered in Colindale and Southall 
  • Deals mark Redrow’s third and fourth PRS deals
  • The deals are Realstar’s eleventh and twelfth PRS investment in the UK

Leading housebuilder Redrow and real estate investment company Realstar, have agreed build to rent (BTR) deals at two separate London sites, delivering more than 500 homes for London renters.  The transactions have a combined GDV of £183.5 million and will see Redrow deliver 513 new rental homes in Southall and Colindale which will be professionally managed under the UNCLE brand.

Why is there an increase in Asthma Attacks and Allergy in the home? @CTec_NI_Ltd

CT1 investigated and leads the way with a NAAF accreditation.

It’s a common problem and seems to be growing, the effects of mould and damp in your house has resulted in a growth of asthma and allergies in the home. One train of thought is the “hygiene hypothesis.” Which means that excessive cleaning is a trend in homes but leaves the area completely free from bacteria and young children are not prone to some bacteria which builds the immune system up.

World First at South East Construction Expo 2019 in Sussex @ConstructExpo @MFS_Kent @xella_uk

The Xella Silka Element Challenge

A one-bedroom apartment block will be built in just one day in a world first construction demonstration, the Xella Silka Element Challenge, for visitors to see at the South East Construction Expo in Ardingly, Sussex on September 26.

Masonry Frame Systems (MFS), specialist masonry frame practitioners, will be working against the clock, constructing all the structural walls of the apartment, showing just how impressive the latest technology in Xella Silka large-format masonry blocks is, using Lissmac mini-cranes to lay each block in about six minutes.

Norman Hinckes, Managing Director at MFS, said, “Watch MFS build a whole apartment in just one day – the speed of construction has to be seen to be believed, whilst not losing anything in terms of quality and longevity.

Delta shortlisted for two categories within the London Construction Awards 2019 #TeamDelta @DeltaMembranes

Delta Membrane Systems Limited, the UK’s leading Type C Cavity Drain Membrane Manufacturer, is celebrating after being shortlisted for two honours within the London Construction Awards 2019.

The London Construction Awards recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s booming construction industry and feature a wide range of categories for solution providers, contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers and local authorities.

The prestigious awards present a unique platform upon which to celebrate the successes of the brightest talent within the construction industry.

Delta’s vast expertise has been recognised in no less than two categories, including Supplier of the Year and Diversity and Inclusion.

Half of Redrow buyers choose to legally complete the reservation of a new home online @RedrowHomes

Significant uptake levels since the launch of online reservation
More than a third (34%) use online reservation outside of sales office hours
Friday confirmed as the most popular day to reserve a home

Half of Redrow’s customers are now legally completing the reservation of their new home online, using the leading housebuilder’s latest My Redrow innovation, online reservation. This success comes on the back of the new service which launched earlier this year, meaning a significant proportion of customers have changed their behaviour in the last six months.

How advancements in ground engineering can help reduce spend

Concrete Underpinning vs Resin Injection
Since the summer of 2018 the number of subsidence claims being made has dramatically increased, highlighting how record hitting temperatures took their toll on UK buildings. Reports show that subsidence is affecting both residential and commercial properties, resulting in councils and landlords needing to rehome tenants while the underlying problem is fixed.

With Hundreds of Exhibitors, Thousands of Products, as well as Meet the Designer & Pecha Kucha Sessions, there are huge opportunities for networking at LANDSCAPE 2019 – and the best part is, it’s all FREE! @LandscapeEvent

LANDSCAPE – the UK’s premier event for the industry returns to Battersea Park in central London on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th of September 2019. LANDSCAPE is established as the essential trade event for discerning landscape designers, architects, contractors, facilities managers and interior designers involved in some of the most important, prestigious and valuable projects in the UK and beyond.  The landscaping industry’s leading trade event is dedicated to products, services and innovation for the design, build and management of exterior and interior landscape projects, with an array of over 200 new and returning exhibitors all under one roof! 

Cannock Mill Co-housing project – rendering a community @lime_products

“Cannock Mill is all about building a sustainable community,” says Anne Thorne, founder and architect at Anne Thorne Architects (ATA). “We wanted to create natural, energy efficient and, most importantly, healthy homes.”
Cannock Mill is a co-housing scheme in Essex comprising 23 homes; six flats and 17 houses. Every home within the project is built to Passive House standards.


Schueco UK has introduced new developments to its ultra-slimline FWS 35 PD panorama design façade system. The enhanced system delivers even greater visual elegance with larger all-glass areas, the option of sun-shading and three levels of burglar resistance.

Within the Sussex Range collection of stainless steel modern classic towelrails, sits the Fletching family @JIS_Europe

Although more traditional in styling, these rails are still a thoroughly modern classic.  The styling may well be traditional but the lines are clean and therefore current.  Being manufactured from stainless steel as opposed to chrome plated means the polished rails have a deep lustrous quality and the satin finish is really quite stunning.

Leading supplier of bathroom products, Easy Bathrooms, introduces modern bathroom collection @easy_bathrooms

Easy Bathrooms has introduced a brand-new collection of bathroom furniture.
Inspired by Italian design, the Callerton range offers a luxurious selection of contemporary designer bathroom vanities. They incorporate the appearance of high-end materials, including curved gloss wood and a slim porcelain tile worktop, while offering an affordable option for the new home market.

Demista® The hidden Luxury @Demista6

The Luxury items that first catch your eye in the bathroom could be the gold taps, the amazing rain shower,
the marble tiles or the creative lighting. But the hidden luxury that every bathroom or En-suite cannot do without is the heated mirror pad.

Latest Technology from CT1 TRIBRID® Technology and the introduction of the Ground Breaking BT1 Ultimate Bathroom Sealant and Adhesive @CTec_NI_Ltd

CT1 who were and still are the pioneers in the field of sealants and adhesives, were the people that introduced the Hybrid polymer over 15 years ago, which changed the face of sealant and adhesive manufacturing and marketing. CT1 were the first to introduce a multipurpose sealant and adhesive that replaced several products in 1. This was a sealant that was also a heavy duty adhesive could work on wet surfaces and even under water.