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Stevie Jones tells us why she’s building her future in what is traditionally considered to be a “Man’s World.” @Workspacedb

THE Manchester property market is booming but what effect has this surge in demand for skilled construction workers had on the gender gap in the job market?

Workspace Design & Build site manager Stevie Jones is breaking the stereotype by becoming one of Manchester’s first female site managers.

In what has traditionally been a male dominated industry underpinned by a macho culture and after-work pints, Stevie is at the forefront of a new wave of women pursuing exciting, lucrative and rewarding careers in construction.

LEADING LEICESTER SPECIALIST INTERIORS AND JOINERY CONTRACTOR CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF APPRENTICESHIPS @EESmithUK

EE Smith Contracts has trained 300 craftsmen and women over this period, with 60 per cent of its current factory payroll former apprentices

One of the UK’s leading specialist interiors contractors is celebrating 90 years operating one of the longest running and most successful apprenticeship schemes in the country, this National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March).

With over 70 former apprentices making up its workforce, Leicester’s EE Smith Contracts champions its ‘train and retain’ culture, which routinely sees apprentices progress up the ladder to senior management level. This includes its own production director, John Richardson, who was part of a management buyout in 2016.

Modern and stylish orangery extension incorporates Accoya® wood @Accoya

Accoya® wood was selected by expert bespoke joinery company, Westbury Garden Rooms for a recent orangery renovation project on an elegant residential home in London.
The project was completed in six weeks and included the installation of a four leaf folding door set, four traditional weighted box sash windows, facia mouldings and a centrally located lantern roof allowing for streams of natural light to enter the space, to create a stylish yet refined aesthetic. Crafted from Accoya®, the exposed wood was finished and painted using Marston & Langinger Fava.

Westbury Garden Rooms selected Accoya® as the core material within the project, due to its moisture resistance and Class 1 durability. With a 50-year guarantee above ground, Accoya® gives home-owners peace of mind that they will have a long-lasting, high performance wood that requires minimum maintenance.

ANDURA LAUNCHES NEW INTERIOR TITANIUM ONE PAINT RANGE ON AMAZON @AnduraCoatings

Specialist coatings manufacturer, Andura has just launched its new interior paint range, Titanium ONE, on Amazon.

The Andura Titanium ONE range of interior paints are all formulated to be self-priming, have a high opacity and a beautiful water-resistant finish. Titanium ONE offers everything the decorator requires in a single tin, whether for walls, ceilings or woodwork.

The launch on Amazon is for Andura’s 16 handpicked colours, including a Pure Brilliant White. Titanium ONE is available in 2.5 litre cans and comes in a choice of either matt, satin or low sheen finishes.

SAVE TIME AND ENERGY WITH MAGNET’S KITCHEN INNOVATIONS @MagnetUK

Magnet understands that kitchens should work for a hectic lifestyle, and that families are in need of innovations that can save them precious time. All of Magnet’s smart storage solutions and innovations are designed to help you and your family in four simple ways, to save time and energy, organise, entertain and stay in control – so you can spend more quality time on the things that matter.

GEZE UK Sponsors Leading Architectural Ironmongery Award @GEZE_UK @gai_UK

GEZE UK is sponsoring the primary award for a biennial event which celebrates the best of British architectural ironmongery specification.

The ‘Winner of Winners’ Award is chosen from all the category winners from the 2019 GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards which takes place on 21 March.

Held in the OXO Tower building, the event promises to be “the biggest and best awards yet”. Positioned on the South Bank of the River Thames, the venue benefits from stunning views of London’s eclectic vista.

The Smart Home Expo is your chance to witness the future of connected and independent living @SmartHomeExpo

The Smart Home Expo, the UK’s ultimate event for the smart technologies revolutionising the way we live, is taking place on the 26th & 27th of March at Birmingham’s NEC, and will redefine what constitutes a home.

Innovation and Inspiration – 6 trends to look out for at Surface Design Show 2019 @surfacethinking

Taking place next week in London’s Business Design Centre, Surface Design Show (5-7 February 2019) will again provide architects and designers with an exciting and inspirational range of surface designs and materials.

Speaking before the show opens trend forecaster and curator of the Show’s Surface Spotlight Live feature, Sally Angharad enthused “There are a number of distinct trends coming out of Surface Design Show that visitors will pick up. Once again the Show will set the scene for the next year in terms of design ideas.”

Surface Design Show 2019 – Talks, discussions, debates: hearing about surfaces @surfacethinking

From 5-7 February 2019 Surface Design Show, the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces, returns to London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in surface material design, development and innovation.

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry professionals immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers, architects and suppliers.

Croft introduce seven new Mortice Knob designs to the portfolio

Where design and quality meets modern day functionality’

Croft announce the inclusion of seven classically designed, contemporary in appearance Mortice Knobs to the range.

MARKET SURVEY SHOWS RINNAI TOPS FOR QUALITY PRODUCT IN CONTINUOUS FLOW WATER HEATING

RINNAI HOT WATER – INSTANT, CONTINUOUS, LIMITLESS AND SENSIBLY ECONOMIC FOR EVERY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL SITE…

Plumbing and heating engineers have reviewed and rated Rinnai continuous flow units and systems as a leader in a recent survey into hot water heating delivery systems and products, identifying the company as having ‘superior quality’ to competitor products. The survey showed respondents – all Gas Safe registered engineers – answered questions regarding overall satisfaction, brand awareness and product quality. Rinnai came top on product quality – and technical service, in particular.

New research reveals The Homebuilding & Renovating Show provides a serious quality audience to exhibitors

The number of visitors attending The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows who are working on a live project is increasing year on year, according to new research from the event organisers Future PLC. The last show of 2017 emphasised the quality and commitment of the show’s audience with 80 per cent of visitors undertaking a live project, significantly increasing the ROI for exhibitors.

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