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HOME STAGER’S TOP DIY INTERIOR TRENDS FOR A 2022 TRANSFORMATION

Elaine Penhaul – interiors expert and owner of award-winning, national home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors – gives her top tips for DIY and interior trends that are sure to make an appearance this year.

The Golden Rules to Selling your House Fast and Well

Preparing your home for viewings is difficult, especially when you still have to live in it whilst it’s on the market, or when you may have outgrown your current property and have a lot of furniture and belongings. Kebbell’s Andrea Fawell gives her golden rules and tips on how to enhance your home to speed up the process and get a good sale offer.

Bucking the trend in a difficult year for the commercial interiors industry

Chameleon Business Interiors – a Yorkshire-based interior design, fit-out and furnishing business, specialising in commercial buildings – has been operating internationally for over 20 years. The interior design and fit-out industry has experienced a lot of challenges during this time, but none more so than in the last two years. As the sector continues to negotiate supply chain delays, inflated material costs and a national labour shortage, Shaun Watts – chairman of Chameleon – shares his reflections from the last 12 months, makes his predictions for the year ahead, and offers insight into the plans to secure continued growth.

National Homebuilder Keepmoat Homes Announces Purchase of Land in Cheddar

Plans to redevelop a brownfield site in Cheddar into a new housing development are officially underway, following the purchase of land at Steart Farm.

As we move forward into 2022 we would like to draw your attention to the two new products launching this January @JIS_Europe

Firstly we have extended the Black Edition Range to include The Newick 1000,  a horizontal rail, popular as a statement within the bathroom but also fits easily below most windows.  The Newick measures 600 high by 1000mm wide and retails at £299.80 exclusive of VAT.

HIGHLY RATED – Crittall’s Innervision range of steel-framed glazed internal fixed screens and doors for fire rated applications @crittallwindows

Alarmingly, annually in the UK there are around 200 fire-related deaths and some 37,000 house fires. It’s a no brainer ensuring you do all you can to reduce the risk of fire-related incidents in your home.

TRIO OF INSPIRATIONAL SHOWHOMES FOR BARNSLEY @DesignerContrac

Designer Contracts developed a hattrick of inspirational show homes when developers Keepmoat Yorkshire East chose to work with the company’s design team at its Kestrel Gardens, Barnsley site.

The next generation of composite fire doors

The award-winning Guardsman Fire Door from ODL Europe is a gamechanger for the composite fire door sector and gives architects and specifiers the fire safety credentials they are looking for. ODL Europe’s Technical Manager Ian Glenister explains.

UK MEDIA BIAS IN ENERGY TRANSITION @rinnai_uk

Rinnai’s Chris Goggin looks at some of the reasons why the UK media is favouring some energy vectors over others in the current era of transition to Decarbonisation and NetZero

Turbulent times produce added information which turns out to be not wholly true but more of a disguised agenda. We are all aware of the use and misuse of ‘Fake’ news and all of its companions. But we need to unite in our efforts to achieve decarbonisation as soon as it is pragmatic and realistic. UK consumers – plus contractors, consultants and all big commercial sites – should be aware that a strong international preference towards hydrogen is evident by the sheer level of international investment and that it is under reported by mainstream media outlets.

Restoring a fire damaged home to its traditional, historic beauty @lime_products

“It’s an emotional rollercoaster losing your home in a fire,” says Alex Coppock, architect, Communion Architects. “The resurrection project was all about recreating a healthy home that honoured the cottage’s traditional beauty.”

The thatched cottage in Worcestershire suffered an extremely bad fire. This left the downstairs of the property severely damaged, the second floor almost lost and the roof completely demolished.

ABILITY LIFTS HITS THE TARGET WITH LIFT AT VIRTUAL SHOOTING EXPERIENCE @Abilityltd

Clays Bar, in Moorgate near the centre of London, is a bar with a difference, where you compete with your friends in an interactive clay target shooting experience on huge 4k screens.

As the clay target shooting experience is in the basement, (required for darkness to see the screens better), the client required a platform lift from ground floor to basement.

Power Grab ‘n’ Bond – A New Era of Fixings From the Creators of CT1 @CTec_NI_Ltd

WITH UNIQUE TRIBRID® TECHNOLOGY

Now Available at Travis Perkins –

Once again a revolutionary solution and product has ben introduced to the industry by the creators of CT1. The landscape of sealants and adhesives was dramatically changed 18 years ago when CT1 was first introduced. CT1 were also the first to introduce and coin the term “Hybrid Polymer.”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from JIS Europe @JIS_Europe

We would like to firstly wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022! We would further like to thank them all for their continued business and support in 2021.

As we look back on our second year of trading since the pandemic and the challenges that continue to face us, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our policy of stockholding and how it is driving our company forward.

Sustainable decking brand secures partnership with one of the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchants @Composite_Prime

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite cladding and decking products, Composite Prime, has secured independent builders’ merchant and plant & tool hire specialist, Frank Key as a retailer of a range of its luxury products.

Daval is a finalist at Northern Design Awards 2021 – Amazing Space @Daval_Furniture

Award-winning British designer and manufacturer of quality fitted furniture, Daval, is a finalist at the Northern Design Awards 2021, shortlisted for Amazing Space in the residential category.

The Northern Design Awards bring together designers, retailers and property developers in a celebration of Northern design and style, consisting of 22 prize categories across the commercial and residential sectors. Judged by the best in the business including Linda Barker and Wayne Hemingway, these awards serve to recognise excellence across the North of England and are sponsored by Haywoods International and The Cheshire Magazine.

Coastline® Composite Cladding – weatherproof, lightweight and easy to install @eurocellplc

Coastline is an innovative composite cladding system that lifts the appearance of any property, adding up to 10-years of guaranteed weatherproof performance. It’s made from a unique composite material that means it’s incredibly resilient, yet amazingly easy to work with and fit. What’s really revolutionary though is that Coastline has minimal contraction or expansion, whatever the weather conditions.

Home Designer & Architect

Home Designer & Architect