Category Archives: February 2021

Roman Launch More Fluted Glass Options to Liberty Range @romanltd

The UK and Europe’s leading shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has unveiled more stunning fluted glass options on its Liberty Wetroom Panels, Liberty Sliding Door and Liberty Hinged Door with In-Line Panel.

SOME OF THE REALITIES OF DE-CARBONISING THE UK ENERGY MARKET AND GAS APPLIANCE CONVERSION FOR THE HOUSING STOCK… @rinnai_uk

Chris Goggin of Rinnai UK looks at the state of play of new fuels in the mass marketplace.

A national roll-out converting the UK’s energy resources is needed for the UK to be completely decarbonized by the year 2050.  For this to be made possible a vast amount of work needs to be planned, undertaken and completed in a national effort which lacks living experience in this unfamiliar process.  A report carried out for the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Appraisal of Domestic Hydrogen Appliances, Frazer Nash Consultancy – has underscored this colossal task.

2020 is SureCav’s most successful year to date @surecav

SureCav, an innovative brand of 100% recycled polypropylene backing membrane for masonry construction, announces 2020 as a record year for sales and enquiries.

The average growth in sales over the last 5 years is 15%. This has accelerated to an 18% average for Autumn/Winter 2020. The forecast y/e figures for 31st January show EBITDA growth over 50% on the previous year.

‘Stone House’ offers unparalleled sea and castle views @KebonyWood

Situated on the picturesque coast of Cornwall in South West England, the recently completed family home, dubbed the Stone House offers unparalleled sea views and a unique view of historic castle, St Michael’s Mount. Designed and brought to life by the combined efforts of Suzanne Brewer Architects and Lilly Lewarne Architects, Kebony, a global leader in the production of sustainable modified wood,was used to clad the exterior ofthis contemporarybuilding, creating a beautiful natural mix of both wood and stone.

A useful app for homeowners and installers to visualise a free-standing stove installation. @SchiedelUK

Have you ever wondered what a modern, log burning stove would look like in your house, especially as you don’t already have a natural chimney breast for a fireplace?

As we begin the new year, and the challenges that face us ahead, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our policy of stockholding and how it is even more relevant today. @JIS_Europe

‘These are challenging times for all businesses, and the last thing we need to make our projects even more stressful is a delayed chain of supply.  We are able to maintain the chain of supply quite simply due to our longstanding policy of stockholding providing further financial stability to ourselves but as importantly to our customers”

A Guide to Silicate Masonry Paint @Earthbornpaints

Exterior masonry is probably the toughest test of all for a paint. It needs to be durable and weatherproof, as well as good looking – and not all masonry paints were born equal. Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint is a highly durable, breathable and weather resistant mineral paint.

A knock-out finish for tiling – a new simplified grout range from BAL @BALtiling

BAL – the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have launched a streamlined grout family including new BAL Grout Flex.

A pound-for-pound prize fighter, BAL Grout Flex is highly flexible grout with high strength and comes in five key colourways – packing a punch with a reliable finish.

2021 kitchen design trends influenced by COVID-19 lockdowns says Davonport @Davonport

Davonport Kitchen & Home has revealed the key trends that will shape kitchen design over the next 12 months and unsurprisingly, the main influence is how the pandemic has changed the shape of our daily lives and the resulting demands on our homes.

BiKBBI introduce daily COVID update for tradespeople @officialbikbbi

In response to recent ‘confusing messaging’ from the devolved governments, The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) today launched a new tool for the industry, which provides clarity to tradespeople in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to current trading restrictions, by country.

Product Focus – Koster KB Flex 200 @DeltaMembranes

With a long background in structural waterproofing, Delta’s Director, Christopher Burbridge, tells us all about one of his favourite products.

Dove House Residential Care Home adds a platform lift @invalifts

Dove House occupies an 17th Century, historic property in the centre of the Market Town of Ashbourne.

Built as the Dower House for the Boothby Family who also owned the nearby, Ashbourne Hall,  it has been extended over the years as a private residence, then private school until it was converted to a Care Home in the 1980’s. It provides care for up to 20 residents in 16 single and 2 shared rooms over three levels.

New Year …. A new dawn @ipg_the

As the sun rises in 2021, we can reflect on some of the positive changes that the previous year has brought to our lives, one of which is an appreciation of the local independent business, within our community, that has always been there, but we haven’t always supported. However, we have now realised that they are competitively priced, friendly, and informative and often more flexible than their larger competitors willing to adopt new ways to transact and communicate with existing and new customers.

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.