Category Archives: December 2020

Is good, good enough? @ipg_the

Is good, good enough when it comes to customer service? As far as The IPG and its supplier Lecico are concerned – the answer is NO!

Many companies underestimate the importance of excellent customer service; great products on their own are not always enough to keep a customer’s loyalty, but outstanding service and customer satisfaction is – both The IPG and Lecico strive to offer just that.

All New Home Lift arrives at Invalifts @invalifts

Invalifts are pleased to announce the arrival of their all-new home lift, the Inva Home Lift.

Style blended with functionality is the key to the new home lift. The back wall of the lift is available with a choice of 8 stunning designs allowing you to personalise your lift your way.

We asked eco-materials supplier Ecomerchant to pick some of the standout products from 2020 and asked if their popularity could be linked to current and proposed regulations. @EcomerchantEco

Liquid applied airtight membranes first arrived in the UK around 5 years ago. The idea that an airtight membrane could be spray or brush applied was ground-breaking despite the use of similar means of application for protective coatings and waterproofing. Blowerproof was first introduced to the UK by Ecomerchant in early 2016. The product became BBA certified (the first to do so) in 2017 and was quickly picked up by the Passive House sector.

Waterproofing for Homeowners – when waterproofing is required @DeltaMembranes

For many homeowners waterproofing is a mystery.  It is a niche, unseen element required for any below ground structure.

You have appointed an architect, you have the plans and the builder in place to create your new basement extension, but in what order is everything going to happen and why are waterproofing design consultants required?

CT1 – The Snag List Eliminator, voted many times and regarded as the UK’s Number 1 Sealant and Adhesive, have again secured their position in the industry as the leader of technology in the building industry. @CTec_NI_Ltd

CT1 who were the first to introduce the Hybrid Polymer 20 years ago, listened to the industry and realised that Hybrid technology was becoming dated. CT1 were the first to introduce a product that replaced several products in one and could work in wet. CT1 can actually seal and bond under water, with competitor sealants trying to imitate and match the technology.

At the Cutting-edge of Design – The NEW Genesis Tile Collection from CTD Architectural @architecttiles

Adding both depth and character to interiors, the new Genesis wall tile collection from CTD Architectural is a magnificent celebration of colour, shape and texture. Ideal for creating feature walls in commercial, residential and hospitality spaces, Genesis stimulates touch and visual sensations, delivering masterfully decorated walls in projects of all styles and sizes.


A lead and solvent-free mirror, demonstrating huge health benefits and environmentally friendly credentials to eco-conscious customers has been launched by Saint-Gobain Glass.

MIRALITE PURE is made from 30% recycled glass and uses water-based rather than chemical solvents in its manufacture.

Don’t be afraid to go bold in your bathroom designs @easy_bathrooms

Rob Holroyd is contracts manager at Easy Bathrooms

The perfect bathroom varies so much from person to person, meaning that when choosing products for new build schemes, designers often opt for pared back designs. And there’s nothing wrong with that; a simple, functional look is a safe bet to appeal to the majority of people.


Including smart showers, black fixtures and premium accessories

Wickes’ collection of Showroom and takeaway bathrooms has been extended with 800 new products, offering those looking to update their bathroom even more choice.

Featuring smart showers, brass accessories, together with the introduction of black showers, taps, fixtures and much more, the new trend-led range offers a breadth of stylish options to suit different aesthetics.

Hybrid Heating for the modern home – the choice is yours @EHC_UK

EHC offer a comprehensive Range of Electric Products that are all controlled by the well-established DSR Technology Control System. It enables you to select a Hybrid Heating Solution from the range for the various rooms within your property to suit your design style and budget – the choice is yours.

Have a light and bright festive season with VELUX® @VELUXGBI

Many self-builders conjure images of big family events and festivities as inspiration when they’re designing and planning their new homes.

Creating enough room for guests in a space that is warm and inviting but also bright and daylight-filled is a big driver. And while square footage can often be the immediate focus to help deliver dream spaces, it’s important not to forget about the impact that quality glazing, and in particular roof windows, can have on a space.

Dining in. The new going out with Hudson Valley Lighting Group

With staying in being the new going out, the dining room will see even more use in 2021. Whether for a casual lunch with friends, formal dinner party or a glamorous family Christmas celebration, a statement piece of lighting provides a focal point to the room and is the perfect way to create a space that reflects your personality and style. Providing a wide variety of glamorous and unique pendant lights, Hudson Valley Lighting Group will help you design a flexible, functional and visually engaging entertaining space.

Time to look at renewable heating @meuk_les

Will the combination of the Green Homes Grant and the RHI herald a heating revolution?

With the announcement of the £2bn Green Homes Grant, which opened for applications at the start of October, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has enabled homeowners and both social and private landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their home or housing stock.

House Renovation with Osmo @osmo_uk

Osmo customers Steph and James Lynch had bought a house in 2017 which was a project property. With a lot of wood featuring both internally and externally, the couple needed to find a company that provides a high-quality finish that protects and enhances the wooden surface.

Let in the light @EuramaxDirect

~ Bi-fold doors can help you maximise space, light and personality ~

The average size of a new build home increased from 2,479 square feet in 2007, to 2,584 feet in 2019. New places might be gradually growing, but the common design objectives of most homeowners are to create the impression of additional light and even more space. Instead of looking for a bigger home, opting for bi-folding doors could bring these aspirations to life. Here Nick Cowley managing director at windows and doors manufacturer Euramax, runs through the top considerations when investing in bi-fold doors.