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THE INPUT GROUP has pledged its support to PASIC, a support service for the families of children with cancer in the East Midlands, to begin the first chapter of its corporate charity partnership.

Nether Cowieswells by HYVE Architects announced as the Winner of the 2018 VELUX Roof Window Award @VELUX

Nether Cowieswells in Crawton, Aberdeenshire – designed by HYVE Architects – has been named the winner of the 2018 VELUX Roof Window Award. Judged by a panel of some of the UK’s leading architects, this exciting competition sought to reward inventive and modern designs that use VELUX roof window products. HYVE Architects will receive £2,000 in prize money and a VELUX curved glass rooflight to use in their next project.


Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 with plans for an ‘exciting’ new partnership and displays of high-performance airtightness and energy efficiency solutions for windows and doors.

Set to confirm a formal tie-up with three other sector leaders, ISO-CHEMIE’s move will herald a complete ‘cradle-to-grave’ service spanning everything to do with fenestration – from window sales through installation to aftercare and support. Preferential rates will also be available to customers within the new group.

Smart heating controls expected to drive high levels of growth to 2022 @AMAResearch

According to the latest Domestic Central Heating market report (2018-2022) from AMA Research, smart heating controls are likely to take market share from conventional heating controls in the longer term.

In 2017, it is estimated that around 30% of heating controls sold by value were smart heating controls. This figure is likely to increase to over 45% of heating controls sold by value by 2022.
There is a growing awareness of the benefits of smart heating controls. UK householders are becoming much more environmentally aware and are using smart heating solutions in order to minimise energy usage and to save money. It is estimated that around 5% of UK homes now have smart heating controls installed.

Picture House turned into residential development worth £5Million

Are you familiar with the Old Picture House on Tamworth Street, Lichfield? The building at 23 Tamworth Street, which had been sat empty for 10 years, has been demolished and is being re-developed into a new mixed-use four storey residential development worth £5 Million.

Due to its historic significance to Lichfield the treasured façade will be restored whilst the area to the back will be re-developed into an apartment building of 38 new premium apartments, some with views over the Lichfield Cathedral. The development is complete with retail space on the ground floor and secure private under cover car parking.
This new high-specification development provides much needed housing helping to solve the Greater Birmingham area housing shortage.

VELUX appoints new managing director to lead roof window business from UK headquarters in Scotland @VELUX

VELUX® Company Ltd has appointed a new managing director to lead its roof window business from its UK headquarters in Fife, Scotland.

Mick Schou Rasmussen joins the company, which recently unveiled plans for a £7 million expansion at its UK and Ireland head office building at Woodside Way in Glenrothes.

The 41-year-old brings more than 15 years’ experience of the roof window industry having worked for VELUX as Managing Director in Denmark, Russia and several Eastern European countries.

Calls for tougher legislation and a ban on gas boilers in new homes welcomed by UK’s leading sustainable developer @CituUK

A hard-hitting report that says UK housing is unfit for the future challenges of climate change has been welcomed by leading sustainable developers Citu.

The UK Housing: Fit for the future? study by the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the Government must act now to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and safeguard residents’ comfort, health and wellbeing.

It warns that the legally-binding climate change targets will not be met without the near-complete elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from UK buildings, and it calls for a ban on gas boilers and hobs in all new homes by 2025.

Surface Design Show 2019 @surfacethinking

The 2019 edition of Surface Design Show, which took place at London’s Business Design Centre from 5 – 7 February, gave a platform to more surface material and lighting specialists than ever before.

More than 150 exhibitors from across Europe put their best surface, material and lighting products on display and over 5200 architects, designers and specifiers from 47 countries visited to explore the variety of interior and exterior surface materials, lighting design, development and innovation.


Looking for texture, colour, ambience, finish, performance? You’ll find all these and more at this year’s Flooring Show which takes place from 15-17 September in Harrogate.

This is where flooring in all its forms is given the starring role. The show is widely recognised as the UK’s National Flooring Event, and this year marks its 57th edition, a record performance for a b2b trade show, and 2019 is set to be The Flooring Shows best year with a resurgence in visitor numbers and interest in recent years.

Win a 3 month internship with a a leading London Design Studio @TheSBID

Are you studying interior design? Want to add more work experience to your CV to land your dream
interior design job? The Society for British & International Design have opened their annual ‘Get Me 2 The
Top’ internship competition – offering you the chance to work in one of three leading London Interior
Design studios for 3 months this summer!


When it comes to living spaces, ‘bigger’ has long been synonymous with ‘better’. But times are changing. In Paris and London, micro-li­ving is gaining momentum due to ever-increasing housing prices. Outside of the city, people choose to live in smaller spaces as well, with the tiny house movement swiftly growing in popularity. Here, living small isn’t driven by necessity, but by a desire to declutter and live in a simpler, more minimal and ecologically friendly way. But how can you fit life into a restricted space and still create a sense of personality and expanse?

The IPG to give away 25 knee pads to help battle ‘The Problem of Plumber’s Knees’ @ipg_the

Plumber’s Knees: it’s the underlying health issue known by plumbers nationwide – but may still come as quite a shock to those not in the trade.

It’s the news that was recently revealed in an article, published by The IPG last year , that found a staggering 75% of working plumbers will experience problems with their knees as a result of the hard graft and constant kneeling associated with the profession. And perhaps even more worryingly, it was also found that a mere 41% of those asked had taken action, and actually discussed their ailment with their GP.

Celebrating Success at the Offsite Construction Awards @ExploreOffsite

Taking place on the 05 March in London, the Offsite Awards 2019 celebrate the crème-de-la-crème of offsite technology.

This year, the awards received over 200 entries from companies who are at the forefront of the industry in terms of innovation and expertise. Offsite technology is changing the contemporary built environment – driving forward projects that represent outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines.

Farnborough’s first Homebuilding & Renovating Show smashes expectations @MyHomebuilding

The potential concerns surrounding Brexit and the property market were debunked at the first South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2019, which defied expectations despite the stuttering UK climate by attracting fifty per cent more visitors than anticipated. The event, which took place for the first time between 18-20 January 2019 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, welcomed over 9,700 visitors across the two days, with an average project spend of £154,834 per person.

Is this one of the UK’s most expensive show homes? @WynyardPark

Nestled in one of the North East’s most exclusive suburbs is a luxurious property that is stealing the attention of affluent house hunters. 

Poppy Cottage, the new property by Developments by Joseph Homes, is located on one of Wynyard Park’s most sought-after plots and is worth a cool £1.2million. 


Constructed of the highest quality textured brick and natural roof slate, the detached executive-style bungalow is situated on a 3,638 sq ft plot in Musgrave Garden Lane, in the heart of the luxury housing development in the Tees Valley. 

New GreenCoat Crown BT delivers sustainability and high colour retention @SSAB_AB

To meet the global demand for sustainable building material that also provides enhanced performance, SSAB has introduced GreenCoat Crown BT for durability and high colour retention in roofs and wall claddings. Featuring a coating made with sustainable Swedish rapeseed oil, this new product is part of the GreenCoat® premium steel product range, which is currently the greenest collection of colour coated steel products for the building industry.

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