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Val Des Portes – Basement Conversion & Extension @DeltaMembranes


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.

Will standardised product data drive digitalisation in the construction industry? @bmf_merchants

The ability to research, compare and buy products has become even easier in our personal and work lives. This is an opportunity that has been identified in other B2B industries, where they have already become privy to the importance of having structured product data so end users can easily identify & buy products online.

Using structured product data isn’t something that has been adopted to a great extent in the construction industry. But, it is at the heart of every area of the supply chain, and its lack of structure can cause pain in multiple scenarios – but particularly in relation to the digitalisation of the industry.

The climate is changing: are you prepared? @LandmarkUK

Landmark and Ambiental webinar provides insights into future flood modelling


Property, land and environmental data experts Landmark Information and Ambiental Risk Analytics are hosting a free webinar that provides an introduction to FloodFutures®; the first national dataset that offers clear and accurate flood risk information for Great Britain for the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s.


With unprecedented flooding hitting the country this winter, it provides a very real and stark warning to organisations regarding the need to proactively plan for – and mitigate the risks – relating to the changing climate.

Worcester Bosch declared one of UK’s Top Domestic Appliance Brands 2020 @WorcesterBosch @WorcsBoschCare

Leading boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch is thrilled to have been awarded 6th place in the highly coveted YouGov Top 10 Domestic Appliance Brands, as recommended by their customers. It joins the list alongside Bosch Home appliances, as some of the most desired appliance brands in the UK.

YouGov BrandIndex is one of the most authoritative and thorough measurements of brand perception amongst consumers, with thousands of consumers and brands being measured every day.

Delta promotes correct product mixing and application in creative ‘How to” videos Guides @DeltaMembranes @KosterGB

Have you ever learned how to do something with the help of an internet search?

The answer is most likely a resounding “yes.”

Videos are an especially compelling way to learn how to do something online because, well, the video shows you exactly how to do it. We’re not alone here, either – most of our customers would prefer to watch a video rather than seeing an ad.

Celebration of timber in design and construction. WoodFest comes to Cardiff @Wood_for_Good @TRADA_ @WKWales @thettfregions

WoodFest Cardiff is coming to Wales to celebrate how the country is using wood in design and construction.

Taking place between February and May and featuring a variety of events, WoodFest Cardiff will focus on low carbon housing, connecting communities, local timber and healthy building products. It is organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good, in collaboration with The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), Woodknowledge Wales, Western Timber Trade Association (WTTA) and many more.

Construction Expo returns to Sussex @ConstructExpo

The South East’s leading construction industry exhibition, the innovative South East Construction Expo, will be returning to Sussex in April 2020.

The event, being held at the South of England Event Centre, Ardingly, on 28 April 2020, will welcome speakers from across the industry, including Malcolm Clarke, Managing Director at Baxall Construction; Cedric Laurier, Chief Technical Officer at Gatwick Airport; and Julia Gregory, Director of Projects at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Free to attend, the events are dedicated to the construction section 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 exhibitions the event is a ‘must-visit’ for anyone in property, development or construction.