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Bang for your buck! Five home improvements you can make for under £100 @Hitachi_Finance

Most of us have spent more time in our homes in recent months than ever before, so it comes as no surprise Brits are seeking to make home improvements, with Google searches for DIY once again on the increase during the latest lockdown.

Experience GEZE live at BAU Online 2021 @GEZE_UK

BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, will be taking place from 13 to 15 January as an online event – with live talks and presentations, digital discussion forums and a wide-ranging conference programme. GEZE will also be taking part in the digital format of BAU Online, showing product innovations and intelliegnt solutions for door, window and safety technology and offering plenty of tips and sharing our extensive expertise in live specialist talks and product presentations from our trade fair studio.

BiKBBI introduce daily COVID update for tradespeople @officialbikbbi

In response to recent ‘confusing messaging’ from the devolved governments, The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) today launched a new tool for the industry, which provides clarity to tradespeople in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to current trading restrictions, by country.

Product Focus – Koster KB Flex 200 @DeltaMembranes

With a long background in structural waterproofing, Delta’s Director, Christopher Burbridge, tells us all about one of his favourite products.

The Range’s Kitchen brand announces a protected installation service @Protected_UK @officialbikbbi @TheRangeUK

Homeware specialist The Range is pleased to announce that its working with The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), on supporting its kitchen customers with a robust and independent installation service in partnership with

GTEC & MCS win bid to support Green Homes Grant installers @gtectraining @McsCertified

Building services training provider, GTEC, in partnership with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), has won an almost £1M bid to help existing trades people access discounted training in heat pumps and solar thermal, in order to meet the demand presented by the Green Homes Grant (GHG) – the government’s scheme to improve the energy efficiency of UK housing stock.

Strength and Sunshine – USM Embrace Pantone’s Colours of the Year @USMfurniture

Pantone has revealed two colours of the year for 2021. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating described as a “bright and cheerful yellow” and PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray a reflection of “solid and dependable elements”. USM modular furniture has 14 classic colours within in its range including golden yellow and a sophisticated palette of greys including a beautiful light grey.

Carpet Recycling UK membership ‘is worth its weight in gold’ @CarpetRecycleUK

Carpet Recycling UK membership ‘is worth its weight in gold’ according to one award winner who says it has contributed to their sustainability goals and helped to achieve annual savings of up to £170,000 a year on disposal costs by recycling their waste materials, including carpet.

Carpet Recycling UK membership ‘is worth its weight in gold’ @CarpetRecycleUK

Carpet Recycling UK membership ‘is worth its weight in gold’ according to one award winner who says it has contributed to their sustainability goals and helped to achieve annual savings of up to £170,000 a year on disposal costs by recycling their waste materials, including carpet.

Saint Flooring won Take Back Partner of the Year Award in the Carpet Recycling UK 2020 Awards for Good Practice for success in working with the supply chain to recycle post-installation offcuts from the newbuild housing sector. The company, which diverted 250 tonnes of waste carpet from landfill in 2020, was also Highly Commended in the Recycling Champion category.

“I feel absolutely elated with the award as it ‘rubberstamps’ the success of our take back project implemented last year. It is testament to all the hard work over the last 12 months,” said David Heafey, Finance Director at Saint Flooring who implemented waste material recycling throughout the company’s nationwide sites in 2019.

AO becomes latest BiKBBI sponsor @officialbikbbi

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with electricals retailer, AO, as they become a sponsor of the government sanctioned institute.

Buildbase become BiKBBI Retail Installation Standards Partner @officialbikbbi @BuildbaseUK

Buildbase has become the latest high profile retailer to adopt the platform for its retail kitchen and bathroom operation, an installation service with a number of unique features to protect both installers and their customers.

Acquired by The Grafton Group in 1997, Buildbase operates its retail kitchen and bathroom proposition from over 50 showrooms across the UK, previously offering a supply only service to its customers.

The new relationship with BiKBBI and the platform will allow Buildbase to signpost its customers to a national network of independently accredited installers, forming independent relationships between these installers and their customers for the installation element of the project.


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GROHE to launch two new bathroom promotions this Boxing Day @groheuk

GROHE, leading supplier of complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has announced its latest pledge to support its retail partners with two brand new bathroom promotions. The offers will commence on Saturday 26th December and run into the New Year and beyond, providing retailers with an appealing package for consumers beginning to plan their new bathroom projects in early 2021. Following on from what has been a difficult year for retailers, the new promotions will be available across more bathroom products than ever, including the brand’s popular SmartControl showers range and forward-thinking Sensia Arena shower toilet.

Universal Robots powers the world’s first robotic kitchen @MoleyRobotics @Universal_Robot

Collaborative robots integrated into Moley Robotics’ ground-breaking robotic kitchen

London, 16th December 2020Universal Robots is pleased to announce its partnership with Moley Robotics, the creator of the world’s first robotic kitchen. Moley has chosen Universal Robots’ world-leading collaborative robot (cobots) arms to provide the dexterity and accuracy needed the world’s first consumer robotic kitchen. Moley’s robotic kitchen was unveiled to the consumer market on 6th December.

Construction Products Group (CPG) UK puts £9,000 budgeted for Christmas to a pioneering community project #CPGUK @FlowcreteUK @Nullifire @TremcoUK @Tremcoillbruckd

A £9,000 cash pot earmarked by Construction Products Group (CPG) UK for Christmas celebrations has been given to a community project to support the vulnerable and disadvantaged over the festive period.

CPG UK has donated its Christmas fund to The Brick – a charity which works with people facing crisis across Wigan, where the company has its headquarters.