Category Archives: December 2019

Common Winter Flooring Issues and How to Avoid Them @lifestylefloor

As the days and nights become much colder, wooden floors are exposed to a variety of issues. As wood is known to be a hygroscopic material, it’s ultimately impacted by changes in humidity and temperature. This means, in the winter months, the planks can start to shrink.

When wooden flooring changes in shape, it leaves behind a number of unsightly issues. Lifestyle Flooring UK reveals their top tips for how to avoid common winter flooring troubles.

JIS Europe first introduced the Sussex Range to the market in 1998 @JIS_Europe

At that time although there were ladder rails on the market we were unique in that the rails were manufactured from 100% Stainless Steel.

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, and manufactured from over 90% recyclable material.  It will not rust, flake or corrode. It is the sustainable, durable choice and can be used in all systems including open. We source our rails ethically and take our social responsibility seriously, from our sourcing to our manufacture to our charity initiatives.

Waterloo announces new Sales Director @WaterlooHVAC

Leading UK air distribution manufacturer Waterloo Air Products has announced the
promotion of Andy Wardle to the position of Sales Director, with a seat on the
Company Board.

Platform lift a perfect fit for Orangetheory @invalifts

Orangetheory fitness in Altrincham is a gym with a difference, as their workouts combine science, coaching and technology to offer the optimum workout. As this was a new gym, access was required from the ground level to the basement area, so all users could fully utilise the facilities.

CT1 Voted as The Number 1 Construction Sealant and Adhesive of the Year @CTec_NI_Ltd

CT1, commonly known as the Snag List Eliminator, is now officially the product that the professional tradesperson uses. Contractors, Site Managers, Project Officers, Specifiers and Architects are now demanding that CT1 is used on the jobs. All jobs.


James Latham has added a 20mm thick, HI-MACS® worktop to its solid surface portfolio and it is already proving to be a big hit with the company’s interior design and fabrication customers.

Available in five, on-trend colours – Alpine White, White Quartz, Arctic Granite, Urban Concrete and Ice Queen – the new worktops boast a thinner edge, allowing designers to create sleek, horizontal lines which add a true statement feature to their premium quality, contemporary kitchen and bathroom projects.


Valchromat, the innovative and award-winning engineered fibreboard – which is available in the UK through James Latham – has been extensively used in the interior fit-out of a spectacular new cultural venue in South London.

Radiant comfort @WMS_UFH

With thermostats now clicking into gear in homes across the country, most of us will be heading to the nearest wall-mounted radiator to warm our hands. But how about installing a heating system which makes the whole indoor environment more comfortable? Sheldon Cooper of climate control specialist WMS, explains why radiant heating should be on your specification list.

LIGHT Gets Colourful at January Furniture Show @JanuaryFurnShow

Embracing lighting, the UK’s largest furniture and interiors trade event – January Furniture Show, welcomes the return of LIGHT @JFS in 2020 after a highly successful introduction in 2019.

Running from 19th – 22nd January at Birmingham’s NEC, January Furniture Show features over 500 exhibitors – including long established brands who are household names and young brands who are fresh to the market.  On show will be everything from grand sofas to simple mirrors with collections in living, dining and bedroom furniture as well as lighting, flooring, soft furnishings and decorative accessories.

Impervia® Luxury Rigid Plank Waterproof Flooring @realwoodfloor

The Solid Wood Flooring Company are proud to announce our Impervia® range of

waterproof luxury vinyl flooring has been shortlisted at the Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards 2020. The awards celebrate the most innovative products and services in the industry, so to be shortlisted is a huge honour. Public voting opens in January, all the details to vote can be found by visiting our social channels.


Rinnai, a UK leader in the manufacture and supply of heating & continuous flow hot water delivery systems and units for residential and commercial sites, has announced that it is planning on doubling its size within 10 years.

Rinnai’s energy efficient multipoint water heater – never run out of hot water again! @rinnai_uk

Now available for domestic applications from Rinnai are the 11i A+rated continuous flow gas fired water heaters, with high energy efficiencies, low running costs and a consistent delivery of temperature accurate water.

Welsh Slate helps with a steep learning curve @WelshSlateLtd

Architect Gareth Sullivan has turned an awkward plot into an award-winning home.

Welsh Slate was specified for the roof of an architect’s challenging but award-winning own self-build for a trio of reasons – its quality, durability and aesthetics.

More than 600 Penrhyn Heather Blue slates were selected for the front of Steep Wedge House in Douglas, County Cork, which as its name suggests was built on a steep site within three wayleaves which have determined its shape.

Going for (rose) gold @IronmngryDirect

After selecting the perfect doors for your property, it’s time to pick fixtures and fittings to add that all important finishing touch. However, with so many styles and finishes to choose from, this can often be a difficult task.

Misinformation and Mistakes Continue to Hinder Productivity of UK Construction Firms @PlanGrid

New research suggests that nine in ten firms still rely on paper on-site, exacerbating preventable productivity drains

Productivity in UK construction firms is being held back by the same challenges as twelve months ago, as efforts remain slow to adopt digital technology for the jobsite. According to Digital Groundwork: Closing the Productivity Gap, a new report from Autodesk Construction Solutions, half of businesses say that dealing with mistakes remains the most unnecessary resource drain on the business. The survey of 251 construction professionals in the UK follows on from 2018 research by PlanGrid, exploring how firms’ efforts to improve productivity have progressed.