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How to save up to £162 on your energy bills while remote working @WorcsBoschCare @HeatingYourHome

As millions of Brits adapt to working from home, Worcester Bosch shares its top tips on how to keep energy bills down in the midst of uncertain times and new routines

  • Turning room thermostats down by just one degree and switching unused lights off can save £94 per household, per year
  • Switching laptops and electrical appliances off, rather than on standby, will save approximately £30 a year
  • Spending 60 seconds less in the shower could save £7 per person, per year

Many Brits are faced with adapting to new working environments as current situations see millions of people working from home. However, recent external research shows that over half of the UK (55%) have no experience in this.

Welltek Bringing Good Vibrations to the NHS. Breathe. Focus. Recover. @officeblueprint

In these times of national emergency, it is important that we all do whatever we can to help those who are battling on the front line to help keep us safe;  Welltek has taken the initiative to provide technology based furniture to a London hospital.

Welltek is a leading London-based furniture company, which is dedicated to bringing the best in health technology to the UK workplace, and are the only company in the UK to distribute furniture with Neurosonic technology.

Welltek has answered the call of help from Whipps Cross Hospital in North London and provided a Neurosonic wave and a neuron activation pod for their make-shift Wellness centre at the hospital. The Wellness Centre provides a space for hardworking NHS staff to have a break when working their shift at the hospital.

Vaulted Basement, Leeds @DeltaMembranes

Overview

Delta’s Type C Waterproofing System has provided the perfect solution for a vaulted basement situated close to the city centre of Leeds, enabling the creation of an additional office and music studio.

Delta Registered Installers, Premier Preservations, were approached to offer a waterproofing design and system to a basement, to ensure the vaults – located under the entire footprint of the property were protected from water ingress.

The scope of the works included a full waterproofing system for the basement which was a mixture of vaulted ceilings of solid, lath and plaster with external walls partly below exterior ground and approximately 500mm thick.

Basement design ideas are limitless.  Planning is essential to achieving the right finish for the project.

HHIC issue updated advice to heating engineers on working during COVID-19 crisis. @HHIC

The heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It still needs to operate to ensure people are kept safe in their homes and businesses.

Further to updated Government direction on the circumstances where people should leave their homes during the current pandemic, an additional advice note has been compiled which has sought to clarify those businesses which should close. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance.

HHIC together with the heating industry has updated its advice to frontline engineers- who are currently still operating. These are based on Government recommendations, which change daily. HHIC will keep this page as up to date as possible.

RINNAI OPEN FOR BUSINESS @rinnai_uk

Rinnai UK is continuing to be open for business throughout the current situation with staff able to take any orders or enquiries via telephone or online.

We believe it is both critical and a duty to do our part in helping stop the transmission of COVID-19.  Therefore, we have staff who can and are working from home. And business is continuing as usual via phone and online.

The company supplies a range of continuous flow hot water heating units and systems for installation in commercial and domestic sites.

SOS experts ready to come to the aid of NHS in fight against coronavirus outbreak @EcoGenicsGroup

AN INNOVATIVE company is pulling out all the stops to come to the aid of the NHS in its hour of need as medics throughout the country battle the coronavirus outbreak.

ECO – which is known for its expertise in a range of hygiene and design solutions aimed at the likes of hospitals, care homes, schools, student accommodation and transport operations – supplies one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts.

Specialist solutions firm ECO has a tried and tested reputation of answering SOS calls to help businesses and organisations during a major crisis.

At the height of the devastating floods which hit the UK in December 2015 it was called in to action to help get a major food industry factory back on its feet.

Val Des Portes – Basement Conversion & Extension @DeltaMembranes

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One of Alderneys most prestigious family homes is Val Des Portes.

Built around 1790, Val des Portes is a substantial Georgian house laid out over 4 floors. The house has a rich history and features fluted Corinthian columns framing an impressive front door.  The house is said to have been the residence of the military commander of the island’s garrison, yet a more recent document ponders whether it was for the naval commanding officer during the Napoleonic period because of the nautical motifs on the portico.

Lincolnshire Wolds home shortlisted for RIBA architectural award @BelvinConstr_ @id_architecture @RIBA

A family home in the Lincolnshire Wolds has been shortlisted in the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2020.

Barrow House at Hatcliffe was built by Lincolnshire-based firm, Belvin Construction and designed by ID Architecture in Grimsby.

The home is one of 11 properties to be shortlisted in the regional heat of the most prestigious architectural awards in the country, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Barrow House is a bespoke, contemporary family home that’s partially subterranean. Resembling a modest, modern barn from the roadside, the lower storey is concealed beneath a wildflower meadow. When viewed from the valley however, the house opens up to reveal a contemporary glass, concrete and metal structure which seems to defy gravity.

Student home of Future wins award @studentroostUK

‘Time to talk’ at Award-winning Uni Student home of future in Edinburgh

Student Roost is offering future student residents a preview of their brand new boutique award-winning studio accommodation by revealing their show-flat with a taster of future modern student living. Brewer’s Court will include wide calendar of social events and staff on hand 24/7 to offer help, support and a ‘home from home environment’ for those homesick moments and some time to talk.  Press visits can now be arranged for the show-flat and potential arranged site visits to the building under construction on request.   (CGI images available).

Worcester Bosch named Best Domestic Boiler Manufacturer in Build Magazine’s 2020 Home and Garden Awards @BoschPress @WorcesterBosch

Worcester Bosch is today delighted to announce it has been named as the UK’s Best Domestic Boiler Manufacturer in Build Magazine’s 2020 Home and Garden Awards, following glowing feedback from the publication’s awards research team.

Build’s Home and Garden Awards showcases the businesses who work tirelessly to turn a house into a home, and Worcester Bosch has come out on top of the domestic boiler manufacturer category based on various criteria including customer feedback, innovation, longevity, online reputation and business performance.

IPG congratulates MERLYN on turning 20 in 2020! @ipg_the @MerlynShowering

MERLYN has turned 20 in 2020 and The IPG congratulates one of their esteemed suppliers on this impressive business achievement.

With innovation and design at the forefront of MERLYN’s ethos, they celebrated this month with the launch at Kbb of an exciting addition to their beautiful Arysto Collection – The Arysto X a beautifully designed, virtually frameless, sliding door. And the new revo designer rail and storage solution. MERLYN also proudly unveiled their new Arysto Colour range as well as their frameless shower walls from their visually stunning MERLYN Black Range. These stunning touches are designed to offer a sophisticated and stylish alternative to the traditional chrome and bring a sense of wellness and revitalisation to your showering experience.

Quality in Construction – New product Development from Leaders in the Waterproofing Industry, Delta Membranes @DeltaMembranes

Delta Membrane Systems Limited lead the field in innovations within the waterproofing sector with the launch of the new Delta PT 3mm Membrane.

Delta PT 3mm Membrane has been developed specifically for addressing the issues of damp and contaminated walls, or where fast reinstatement of wall finishes is required after chemical damp proof injection.

Delta PT 3mm a High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) low profile studded membrane with a heat welded polypropylene mesh provides a key for plasters, renders and dab fixing of plasterboards.

Construction Expo keeps building @ConstructExpo

The South East’s leading construction industry exhibition and conference, the innovative South East Construction Expo, is building on last year’s success by adding an additional event for 2020.

Returning to the South of England Event Centre, Ardingly, on 28 April 2020, this year will also see the trade show being held for the first time at Sandown Park Exhibition Centre, Esher, on 23 September 2020.

Free to attend, the events are dedicated to the construction sector and brings together clients, contractors, developer, consultants and other related industries from across the UK. With live demos of products, industry speakers and over 150 exhibitors the event is a ‘must visit’ for anyone in property, development or construction.

Tomorrow’s timber talent announced @TRADA_

Winners of the TRADA University Challenge 2020

Six talented students scooped first prize for their timber-based housing scheme design at the TRADA University Challenge 2020. Kyle Crossley from Leeds Beckett University, Ryan Jessop from the University of Hertfordshire, Aslinn Aijian Zha from Cardiff University, Kai Yusaf Chelliah from the University of Bristol, Kat Cookes from the University of Gloucestershire and Aaron Shaw from Sheffield Hallam University overcame nine rival teams to win a cash prize and walk away winners.

New campaign manager tackles climate emergency @Wood_for_Good

The timber industry is taking on the climate emergency with a new campaign manager and a new focus.

Wood for Good, the timber industry’s campaign for the use of wood in design and construction, welcomes Sarah Virgo as the new campaign manager. Sarah will lead the campaign, which focuses on the benefits of wood as a low-carbon material, taking the helm from Christiane Lellig.

Sarah said: “This is an exciting time to join the campaign and instil the message of how wood contributes to low carbon in the built environment. It is a message from the timber industry that there are readily available solutions and I look forward to spreading the word.”

NBG Partner Leads The Way In Fundraising For Customers Life-saving Medical Trial @NBGLLP

County Building Supplies is working to help raise £250,000 for one of its customers, Ashley who has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Metastases.

County Building Supplies has been a National Buying Group (NBG) Partner since the group was formed and has always prided itself on going above and beyond for customers. This time the organisation is fundraising for Ashley’s potentially life-saving medical trial.