Category Archives: April 2020

Government backing renewables @meuk_les

I don’t know about you, but I was really encouraged to see the new Chancellor ambitiously setting out his stall with a range of bullish environmental commitments in his inaugural Budget statement this week.

As a manufacturer of heat pumps, we have been involved in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ‘end of RHI’ working group and the largest concern coming from the industry has always been the impact that a lack of notice of legislation changes may have on the sector.

Inva Stair Riser is a game changer @invalifts

The newly re-designed Inva Stair Riser is a game changer when it comes to incline stair lift design and innovation. The stair lift now comes with a graphic display panel which keeps the user up to date with the operation status and importantly also indicates if the stop button has been depressed or if the unit is not located on its charging points. Both of which are unnecessary and expensive reasons for breakdown call outs.

The new design also allows for coloured LED lighting to be added to both sides and across the top of the carriage adding improved individual adaption on the unit.

Painting made easy with innovative new interior door @vicaimadoors

The practice of painting doors on site has been getting harder over the last few years.  A lack of skilled resource to carry out such finishing work is one factor, but also the spiralling labour and materials costs associated with this, not to mention the drain on time involved, all contribute to concerns for Housebuilders and Contractors throughout the industry.  Now a solution has been presented by leading interior timber door manufacturer Vicaima.  With the introduction of its innovative Primed 2 Go doors.

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.

Choosing the right material for a garage @LidgetCompton

Choosing the right material for a garage build takes careful consideration with numerous factors that may influence decisions. As with any build its important to weigh up the core advantages and disadvantages of different materials before finalising any decisions. The materials that are chosen can have huge effects not only on the overall appearance of the build, but also its practicality and usage abilities, so it’s important to carefully consider a variety of options before making a firm decision. Here we discuss the key things to consider when selecting the material from which to build a garage.

Quick Scaffolding Compliance Checklist

Getting a scaffold put up is one of the most complex aspects of any building or refurbishment project. You have to rely on a specialist third party supplier to provide and erect the equipment, there are numerous compliance issues to take into account, and of course, ultimately the safety and well-being of your personnel depends on getting it right.

In the interests of clarity and convenience, here’s a brief breakdown of the key requirements and considerations to bear in mind when hiring a scaffolding contractor.


Rinnai’s range of ErP A-rated continuous flow gas-fired hot water heaters now includes models specifically aimed and designed for the UK domestic market. The units guarantee high efficiencies and low running costs combined with consistent water temperatures seven days a week.

Rinnai’s range of continuous flow water heating units are being specified and installed in the whole range of domestic properties – studios, flats, houses, high-end residential houses – as installers and end users become aware of the ease of installation, and the energy & cost saving benefits.

Take a Seat: New Season’s Trends in Garden Chairs @JAHomeandGarden

Spring finally seems to be taking a first tentative peak from behind the winter clouds, which means attention can at last turn to the exteriors of our homes once again.

This time of year, is always a busy period in the garden furniture trade, as homeowners begin to plan for how they will make the most of their gardens throughout the longer, warmer months to come.

Bring the glamour of Chelsea to your garden with the ultimate in contemporary features and screens from Kangular

Adding a stylish, architectural look to gardens that’s worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show or a Grand Designs makeover has never been easier, thanks to Kangular, the ultimate line-up of affordable contemporary features and structural screens that create instant impact.

Kangular empowers the nation’s gardeners and home-improvers to quickly achieve a sophisticated, designer look: a piece of instant artwork in gardens that wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery, but at a fraction of the cost.

The Healthy Home? @EcomerchantEco

We asked Ecomerchant, supplier of natural and sustainable building products, to give us their take on healthy building.

In our view, a healthy home is   ‘one that incorporates healthy design elements, non-toxic building materials, and proper construction techniques. It “breathes”, emits no toxic gasses, and is resistant to mould and decay.

BT1 – Ground-breaking technology in resisting E. coli and MRSA

In time of heightened health risks and being cautious of what we put into our homes, it is now the time take a more in depth look at BT1, the latest technology from CT1 and making sure we always use the healthiest choice in our homes and new builds.

In an era of uncertainty and high tension due to COVID-19, we are concerned about the health of our nation and home dwellers. Not only that, but those in clinics, schools and hospitals where the most vulnerable are.

50 Shades of Grey and How to Use Them in Your Home @terrysfabrics

Grey has been having a moment in the world of interiors for a long time now, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Grey is a timeless, yet modern colour which makes the perfect neutral background for almost any other colour as well as being a statement of its own accord.


Innovative new 990 ELX range cooker provides extra space and versatility for creative cooks

ESSE’s exciting new 990 ELX electric cooker combines the convenience of electricity with the performance and versatility demanded by passionate foodies.

The new induction hob offers fingertip control for precision cooking while the large rectangular hotplate opens up a whole world of new possibilities.

IPG congratulates MERLYN on turning 20 in 2020! @ipg_the

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.

In response the recent Corona virus outbreak Managing Director at JIS Europe, Richard Thelwell, discusses their policy of stockholding and how it is even more relevant and impactful today. @JIS_Europe

“At JIS Europe our staff and customers wellbeing are of paramount and first importance to us, in light of that, we are following all government guidelines and have instituted further measures to further protect our staff. Whilst the advice remains to stay open we will do so, with necessary staff in place, and continue to send our rails out on a Next Working Day service and there will be no disruption to supply.  This is enabled by our longstanding policy of stockholding which means whatever the crisis may be, be it fires or theft within our factories, Brexit or the coronavirus today we are able to fulfil supply.  This results in not only further financial stability for ourselves but also our customers whose projects do not want to see any unnecessary further delays.”


Chris Goggin of Rinnai looks, in detail, at the future of energy supply in the UK with some of the likely outcomes and possible scenarios in response to the inevitability of changing consumer habits and behaviour in the face of the urgent needs to conquer climate change.

There is now a consensus that climate change must be halted now by a whole raft of changes to our behaviour and habits unless we wish to play chicken with irreversible global consequences.

Climate change affects all of us, unless, of course, you happen to be the 45th President of the USA, in which case you can carry on Twittering.