Category Archives: News



The summer is a time when the English garden comes alive. Many of our most beautiful plants are in full bloom at this time, and our gardens are bursting with life, colour and vigour. However, as well as its abundance, high summer also presents a unique set of challenges for the gardener – especially at a time when extreme heatwaves often take the place of our traditional soft, summer temperatures thanks to global warming. Heritage Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has provided some useful advice for Greenhouse gardeners this summer, to help keep their Greenhouse growing at its best. Insight has been taken from Hartley Botanic’s online magazine, which provides a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Visit:

New study reveals a 366% increase in females becoming tradeswomen in the UK 🛠️ @Gocompare

A new study by GoCompare Van has found a growing increase in the number of females taking on ‘trade jobs’ in the UK – a space usually dominated by males.

GRAHAM completes construction of The Copper House residential development @GRAHAMGroupUK

GRAHAM has completed the construction of The Copper House, a major Build to Rent residential development overlooking Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, which had a construction contract sum of £57m.

Busman’s holiday (lockdown actually!) made us look at our website – and here is the result! @TaylorAlden

A busman’s holiday in case you weren’t entirely sure is “a holiday or form of recreation that involves doing the same thing that one does at work.”

Heating up the home office: Electric heating as a solution to remote working @FischerHeatUK

In light of the coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020 (and now 2021), office workers across the UK were forced to adapt to a completely new life of working from home.

Celebrating Interior Design Excellence: The SBID International Design Awards launches for 2021 @TheSBID

(London, 18 March 2021) Set to celebrate another year of global design excellence across the interior design industry, the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) has officially opened its 12th edition of the SBID International Design Awards for 2021.

BakerHicks Duo Achieve Passive House Design Certification @BakerHicks_1957

Two members of design, engineering and project delivery company, BakerHicks’, Scottish architectural team, Michael Edgar and Katherine Gibson, have achieved certified Passive House designer status. This further extends the company’s expertise in sustainable and energy efficient construction.

LIXIL EMENA celebrates launch of digital experience platform ‘GROHE X’ for its GROHE brand @GroheUK

  • Successful start: Over 12,000 visitors explored GROHE’s hub on the first day of its launch, Tuesday 16th March 2021, with almost 4,000 viewers attending the three broadcast events
  • Impactful sustainability engagement: As one of the first sanitary brands in the market, GROHE presented its first Cradle to Cradle Certified ® products during the premiere keynote
  • Putting customers at the centre: GROHE is increasingly addressing consumer needs with value-adding product innovations and tailored services

CaberDek – great for winter building and even protects against puppy puddles! @WestFraserUK

Cleo, the Dobermann puppy, part of the Cheshire Eco-Build team!

Cheshire Eco-Build is always careful to source environmentally-responsible products so choosing Norbord’s carbon negative CaberDek and SterlingOSB Zero was an obvious move.  The family-run business based in Bramhall, Cheshire, is known for renovation and extension projects.  The latest undertaking has been a complete renovation of a four-bedroom bungalow recently bought at auction.  With an awkward layout of lots of small rooms, the bungalow has been taken back to four walls and completely re-configured.  With challenging weather conditions and a young puppy visiting site, the protective film on CaberDek flooring panels was put to the test.  “We were really impressed with CaberDek which we chose for its protective film.  It was just the right size, was easy to put together and it formed a really sturdy, water-tight structure”, said Sally Hilton, the company’s director.

P C Henderson’s Sienna System Specified for a Stunning Self Build in County Wicklow @PCHendersonLtd

P C Henderson’s Sienna sliding door system has recently been specified for a stunning self-build project in the beautiful countryside of Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.

Enscape Launches Redesign of Real-Time Rendering Solution for Architects to Enable Quick and Intuitive Visualisation @Enscape3d

Update optimises design process for architectural and interior designs

3rd March 2021Enscape, a leading provider of 3D real-time rendering and visualisation technology for architects, has launched Enscape 3.0 – the latest version of its cutting-edge rendering software, offering improved performance and a redesigned, more-intuitive user interface.

Beard starts on plan to build almost 100 homes for Stroud District Council @Beard_Construct

Swindon-based construction firm Beard has started work on a multi-site affordable housing and regeneration project with Stroud District Council.

NBS announces the launch of NBS Academy to help specifiers upskill for a digital future @theNBS

Today, NBS, the leading construction data platform, has announced its brand new NBS Academy – a new home for industry training courses and content for customers.


Poplar HARCA and Hill have donated £15,000 to pay for laptops for local families and £10,000 to the food pantry at Manorfield Primary School.  Working together the joint venture partners will be delivering the regeneration of the Teviot Estate in Tower Hamlets.


A multi-sensory experience in search of well-being by Novellini

Novellini presents the Divina Outdoor SPA Collection, a collection of top-of-the-range, Made in Italy, outdoor spas equipped with hydro massage. The collection, designed for those relaxing moments and head-to-toe wellness, includes 4 models of different sizes – M, L, XL and XXL – with fittings designed to accommodate from two up to six people.

Nagare collection, a collaborative work by Rainlight and Okamura which embodies experimental design, wins in Furniture category at the Good Design Awards 2020 @rainlightdesign @okamuraglobal

International award-winning design studio Rainlight is delighted to announce that its Nagare furniture collection, for the well-established Japanese office furniture manufacturer, Okamura, has won an award in the Furniture category at the Good Design Awards 2020, the world’s oldest and most Prestigious Awards Program.