Category Archives: January 2020

Exclusive copy for Home, Designer and Architect Magazine bylined by Adrian Judd, Operations Director, Steico UK @SteicoUK

Building a healthy environment for future generations

A healthy building prioritises the health of its environment and the physical and mental health of its occupants. Healthy buildings are frequently constructed using natural materials, ensuring higher energy efficiency and overall, establishing a sustainable and resilient structure.

Transform your doors @IronmngryDirect

First impressions count! So, when it comes to a home, the front façade of the property needs to look the part with arguably the most important element being the front door.

There are a surprisingly wide range of fittings to consider; everything from door knockers and letter plates, to handles, door numbers, bell pushes and lock pulls amongst other items. It’s therefore important to achieve a harmonised look and feel by selecting quality door furniture that works well together and in a style that complements the character of the property.

Rooflight Manufacturers, First Glass Roofs Ltd, have reported vast growth since the start of their trading 5 years ago. @FirstGlassRoofs

The successful company is one of the only Rooflight manufacturers in the UK with a minimalist frameless design across the whole of their product range.

First Glass Roofs provides quality, bespoke, made to order Rooflight products from 12 – 14 working day lead time, as well as offering full technical and marketing support to their customers. With a variety of distributors across the UK, getting your hands on one of their products couldn’t be any easier.

Hill Farm Marina, just North of the historic market town of Stratford Upon Avon, is a stunning 50 berth marina in a rural setting on the South Stratford canal, a part of the well-known Avon Ring.

The owners of the marina recently decided to develop a casual dining venue to complement the business, and so they converted a cattle and grain store into a stunning restaurant and meeting room called ‘The View.’

Greenhouse Gardening for 2020 @Hartleybotanic

From that ideal shade to that signature shelf display, we can spend days, weeks, months and sometimes years perfecting the inside of our home.

A reflection of ourselves, the aesthetics of any home is of the utmost importance, but it shouldn’t be contained within four walls. No, the outside of our home is just as important, and recent trends show that greenhouse gardening is becoming more and more popular amongst a more diverse group of people.

Gone are the days of that small glass display tucked behind a tree at your grandparents’ home, and instead newer, striking and more visually delightful Greenhouses have taken their place. And none are better than the elegant creations at Hartley Botanic.

ADVANCES IN FOAM TAPE TECHNOLOGY SEAL OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION @IsoChemie

Foam sealing tapes can drive faster installation and improve energy efficiency, says Andy Swift of ISO Chemie, sales and operations manager – UK & ROI, ISO Chemie, who considers their use in offsite modular construction.

LIGHT Shines at January Furniture Show @JanuaryFurnShow

LIGHT at January Furniture Show was big news for 2019 as the new show sector had its welcome debut.  Proving to be an instant hit it returns by visitor demand in 2020 -with highly regarded lighting brands showing general, accent and task lighting.

RINNAI HOT WATER – RELIABLY INSTANT, energy EFFICIENT and lower fuel costs FOR UK HOMEOWNERS @rinnai_uk

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 INTRODUCE THE SENSEI N SERIES @rinnai_uk

NEW GENERATION OF OUTSTANDING CONTINUOUS FLOW CONDENSING HOT WATER HEATING UNITS AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS – CAPABLE OF DELIVERING MORE THAN 950 LITRES OF TEMP. CONTROLLED HOT WATER PER HOUR AT COMMERCIAL TEMPERATURES FROM A SINGLE UNIT

Rinnai, the world’s leading manufacturer of continuous flow hot water systems, is introducing the Sensei N Series to the UK marketplace, as the new generation of maximum quality and reliability in hot water heating delivery.

RINNAI AND THE ART OF ZEN + ZEN PLUS @rinnai_uk

Rinnai re-imagines home hot water & heating systems

Rinnai, global leaders in continuous flow hot water heating products and systems, is introducing the Zen and Zen Plus home hot water & heating system which marries established and proven manufacture durability with new technologies to offer great energy efficiencies, user control and, importantly, unparalleled level of comfort.

The UK construction sector is facing a major challenge. @EcomerchantEco

How does the sector tackle a growing housing shortage and expand infrastructure services while also achieving emissions reductions in line with the government targets from the built environment by 2030? Meeting this challenge will require a rapid decrease in the use of carbon-intensive building materials in the next few years and an increase in low-carbon alternatives. Building materials account for roughly 19% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions.

Mapei’s high-demand training dates revealed for 2020 @MapeiUKLtd

Mapei has unveiled its extensive list of training dates for 2020, as part of plans to continually utilise its impressive training facility based in Halesowen, West Midlands. Following a successful first year of training courses at the facility situated at Mapei Academy, a total of 51 days have been dedicated to training, covering Ceramic Tiling, Resilient Flooring, EWI, Resin, Ultratop Loft, Concrete Repair and Basement Structural Waterproofing.

Trade association flies the flag for British furniture manufacturing with new brand design @BFM_LTD

A trade body, which champions Britain’s furniture makers, has developed a new brand design to help clients identify products made by its members.

British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has implemented a bold new look across the organisation to fly the flag for the sector.

Fresh ideas for Interior Doors in 2020 @vicaimadoors

As a new decade commences, professionals everywhere are seeking fresh inspiration for interiors, whether for commercial spaces or residential living.  This desire for innovative performance and trend-setting designs is most notable when it comes to interior doors, whose influence upon a room can have a marked effect on the surrounding décor, lifting and invigorating adjacent space. Bringing clarity to this process is Vicaima, who have just launched their 2020 Interior Door Selector. Packed with ideas this brochure is an essential tool for every specifier.