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As the exclusive distributor of HI-MACS® solid surface in the UK and Ireland, James Latham has just unveiled the brand-new HI-MACS Structura® collection. Available directly from stock and nationwide through James Latham’s 10-strong network of depots, HI-MACS Structura® can take on virtually any pattern – and do so with the utmost precision.

Brio runs forward with soft finish

New additions to Brio’s Zero Clearance and Single Run systems bring useful 100kg weight bearing capabilities to the ranges as well as a soft close option and a clip stop. Both these features are also available on Single Run 80 and Zero Clearance 80. Zero Clearance and Single Run work with various panel types and provide numerous guide options and cope with panel weights from 80kg to 350kg.

Why compliance and safety should always come first

When it comes to the design and installation of glass balustrades and structural glass, it is paramount that health, safety and compliance are never compromised to save money or time. There have been reports in Australia of externally fitted glass balustrades on apartment blocks exploding spontaneously. Tests have shown they have contained nickel sulphide impurities, which can lead to integrity failure when there are extremes in temperature.

Residentiel Vinyl Cladding Ltd are the sole importer and distributer of Royal Building Products.

We supply vinyl cladding to the building trade, park home manufacturers, refurbishes and the general public. We pride ourselves on our customer service and work with our clients from quotation through to delivery of product. Vinyl cladding is used in a variety of projects, from cladding conventional brick home helping to increase the thermal efficiency. To providing a finish on modular buildings. Covering cracked render on park homes and conventional building’s, makes for a maintenance  free solutions.


VELUX® has launched a new campaign aimed at educating homeowners on the benefits of replacing their old roof windows with VELUX roof windows to help them realise the potential of their homes. Recent research by VELUX found that 1 in 8 UK homeowners are looking to replace or modernise their existing windows this year. However, many of these homeowners will be focusing on cost rather than quality when it comes to upgrading or replacing windows.

Including Door and Window Treatments in The Build Process

You’ve designed a large glazed opening to better connect indoors and outdoors. You want to make the most of the view and maximise light, and glass is key to delivering it. So, what about privacy and solar management?


2017 has sadly provided a litany of high profile fire-related disasters and brought the need and awareness for better fire safety to the forefront of everyone’s mind. As Fire Door Safety Week approaches (September 25 – October 1) it is a timely opportunity to bring to light the critically important role of fire doors in building fire safety and to remind responsible individuals of the legal requirements and to give tips and guidelines to reinforce this crucial message.

Second British patent for ESSE means even better cooking

The UK’s oldest stove and range cooker manufacturer, ESSE, has been granted yet another patent for its industry-leading technology; this time for the innovative ‘surround heat’ system used on the company’s electric range cooker models. Lancashire-based ESSE continues to develop ever more pioneering and energy-efficient models; pushing the boundaries of modern cooking and living, even after 163 years.

Latest news from DRU Fires – Europe’s leading manufacturer of contemporary gas fires and wood stoves

DRU Maestro 75XTU, the eye-catching room divider gas fire with smartphone or tablet controls

The DRU Maestro 75XTU is the latest model in the award-winning Maestro gas fire range.

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TCF – Harrogate Flooring Show

The Flooring Show is back in Harrogate this September celebrating its 55th edition. Continuing to be one of the industry’s national flagship events, the show brings together the best in the industry, including retail and contract exhibitors. Amtico will be exhibiting at the event (stand Q44/62) previewing new spacia laying patterns and showcasing the recently launched Décor and Form.