Category Archives: November 2021

Blah Blah Blah…. @EcomerchantEco

Of course, we need constructive dialogue – but they’ve now had 30 years of blah, blah, blah, and where has that led us?  – Greta Thunberg

Which paving product is right for you? @SureSetUK

As the Summer months end we start to tidy up our outdoor areas and we even look to get some additional renovations done to improve areas that were on our mind the entire Summer. Looking after our paving in outdoor areas is no exception, some may say it’s a good time as contractor are normally booked up during the Spring and Summer months!

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE #HudsonValleyLighting


Launched in Europe in 2019, Hudson Valley Lighting Group (HVLG) has been a dominant force in the American Lighting market for more than thirty years. Its creative approach of blending classic design with trend-led pieces has ensured that it is the US lighting brand that interior designers and style-conscious consumers turn to for elegant designs which span a multitude of styles. HVLG is comprised of four brands: Hudson Valley Lighting, Mitzi, Troy Lighting, and Corbett Lighting with each brand featuring its own unique style.

The Ecostore Storage Heater is a German engineered heater designed to operate quietly and cleanly @EHC_UK

It is the ideal solution for living rooms, larger bedrooms, corridors and offices.

EHC recognise the benefit to electric radiators being manufactured in Germany and the Storage Heater is simply German engineering at its finest.

Get comfortable in Quintain Living’s cosy autumnal apartments @QuintainLiving

  • From hot drinks in the clubhouse to comfy sofas in the residents’ lounge Quintain Living is ready for autumn
  • Warm colour schemes and natural materials deliver cosy living to beat the elements
  • Cosy, heated work-from-home sheds offer ideal remote-working environment

Bespoke camper van office, private booth or luxury work from home shed? @QuintainLiving

Quintain Living offers homeworkers all this and more!

Achieving the perfect work/life balance is easier than ever before, thanks to the increased focus on working from home over the past 18 months. The UK’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been overwhelmingly hailed as a success yet despite this, not everyone wants to return to the office and pick up where they left off. A taste of a better balance between the office and working at home has inspired many workers to opt for hybrid or fully home-based arrangements out of choice, rather than necessity.

Choosing the best subframe for your decking project @Millboard_UK

A decking subframe is the structure that sits beneath your deck, keeping it supported and providing the base that your decking boards are attached to.

2022 promises to open new doors for Moralt AG @moralt_ag

Despite a number of challenges and disruptions, 2021 has proved to be a very good year for the specialist German producer of certified technical door solutions, Moralt AG. Clearly, throughout 2020 the pandemic affected a lot of businesses with lockdowns in several of its key markets, staff on furlough at both its customers and suppliers and major door projects cancelled or placed on hold, all adding to a subdued and frustrating trading period. “Our particular need to further test and develop products was also badly hit,” explains Steven Dennard, who looks after Moralt’s International Sales.  “Test institutes were unable to offer their services and lack of available finances to fund these developments meant we were all especially happy and eager to welcome 2021.”


On 1st October, members, and suppliers of The IPG gathered at The Mermaid Theatre London to address The Changing World of Business. Stepping into the theatre was like being in the heart of Covent Garden with street performers greeting arrivals.

Surface Design Show Reveals the Best in Surface Innovation for 2022 @surfacethinking

Get ready to see and touch the latest innovations in surface materials and design at Surface Design Show, meet industry experts and be enthused by its unique content and educated by a range of talented speakers who will be telling their inspiring design stories.

Panasonic introduces new Aquarea Designer online tool for heating and cooling professionals @PanasonicHC_UK

Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions is pleased to introduce its Aquarea Designer, the online tool to help heating and cooling designers, architects, design offices, installers, and distributors alike. The newly developed air-to-water design tool is optimised to help professionals easily identify the most appropriate Aquarea air-to-water heat pump for a particular application, to calculate the savings compared to other heat sources and to calculate CO2 emissions very quickly.


The modular house construction market will help to drive window and door foam sealant tape growth in 2022, predicts Andy Swift, sales and operations manager for ISO-Chemie.

Eurocell Modus fills Bath with light @eurocellplc

Heritage colours and kerb-side appeal were among the factors that persuaded the planning authorities of Bath that Modus PVC-U windows from Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products – were the appropriate alternative to timber on a prime, exposed location near the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


As we head into the winter months, external building and maintenance work enquiries often slow down due to the cold, wet weather. However, when a roof needs repairing, it’s usually a job that can’t be left unaddressed due to the potentially catastrophic effects it can have on a structure. Adrian Buttress, managing director of PermaRoof, part of PermaGroup, discusses why EPDM rubber is the ideal material to equip roofs for the winter.

New from RIBA Books: Squeezing It In: the go-to guide for designers seeking inspiration for compact living spaces @RIBABooks @RIBA

It’s a fact that homes in the United Kingdom have been getting smaller. A recent study suggests the size of new-build homes has reduced by four square metres since 2010, and by 20% during the past 40 years![1]

The Countdown to LANDSCAPE 2021 is on. The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away – have you registered yet? @LandscapeEvent

Hall 12 on the 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham – Make sure it’s in your diary!