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GOING SOFT ON WATER TREATMENT

According to Rinnai UK, leader in continuous flow gas water heating products, stored hot water systems suffer badly from the problem of scale build up – even when water treatment measures are in place.

Lime scale consists of calcium carbonate (calcite) with lesser amounts of other calcium salts such as sulphate. Sometimes lime scale deposits contain corrosion debris and this scale build-up can affect the water heaters by reducing their efficiency and overall performance. Ultimately, ongoing use with hard water will shorten the lifespan of water heating appliances.

Limescale build up is a serious problem in Southern England, Wessex, Wales, Hull and the Thames area.

DEMARZO releases his first two statement pieces from his LENO collection

Upcoming furniture designer D E M A R Z O releases his first two statement pieces from his LENO collection.

The designer behind the name is from Leeds, North England. Who has a distinction in furniture & craft design. Inspired by his great great grandfather who was a furniture maker in the 1930’s.

With a brother who went down the music route producing music and DJ’ing all over the world, he pursued design.

Originally making studio furniture and various interior products, he has been motivated by the likes of designer Lee Broom’s story a fellow Brit, to produce his own collection of statement furniture under the name LENO.

SIMPLE FIX TO FUTURE-PROOF SUPPORTED LIVING HOMES FOR WELLNESS

Latest figures show that over 3million people aged over 55 are looking to move home, yet only 7% actually do so! The biggest reason is lack of suitable property.

A new option is enabling architects and their housebuilder clients to cost-effectively incorporate a design feature that differentiates the property, and adds value: a shower toilet.

The Closomat Asana delivers a stylish, wall-hung WC that has added value. Its integrated douching and drying functions deliver “the ultimate in intimate hygiene” for all users, regardless of ability and mobility. But, as the occupiers age, those functions save them having to struggle to clean after going to the toilet, and/or undertake refurbishment or adaptation of the bathroom.

Latest figures show that over 3million people aged over 55 are looking to move home, yet only 7% actually do so! The biggest reason is lack of suitable property.

VESTA INTERIOR DESIGN SEES TREND FOR FIRST TIME BUYER SHOW HOMES

The days of beige and neutral interiors are over, according to leading interior design firm, Vesta Interior Design, who have noticed a shift in demand for contemporary and accessible interiors across new developments.

Young professionals, first time buyers and millennials seeking a new London apartment are drawn to a new and ‘edgy’ design style when selecting their home, according to Chris, Dale, Managing Director of Vesta Interior Design. Chris notes that this is particularly true in areas such as Stratford, which since the 2012 Olympics has attracted a vast number of trendy young buyers and is seen as an urban hot spot on the rise for people more creative than city workers who tend to live in Canary Wharf or Greenwich.

As a result, the style and design of new developments in London has adapted with the perfect example being Bellway’s new Legacy Wharf development in Stratford. Interior Designed by Vesta Interior Design, the recently completed show home at Legacy Wharf, appeals to the younger first time buyer generation. More ‘edgy’ in its style, Legacy Wharf is not your usual show home, with no beige or neutral palettes in site, appealing to the creative side of potential buyers.

KITCHENAID LAUNCHES NEW VENTILATED INDUCTION HOB

KitchenAid, the luxury kitchen appliance manufacturer, has launched a new ventilated induction hob, which discreetly incorporates a downdraft extraction system.

 

The sleek and stylish KitchenAid 900 mm ventilated induction hob (KHIVF 90000) features four induction zones and an integrated, downdraft, extraction system that is both powerful and discreet. KitchenAid appliances are designed to enhance the user’s cooking experience and the ventilated induction hob guarantees outstanding results by combining precision, speed and energy efficiency.

With a dynamic surface that features two flexible cooking zones, the stylish black glass 900 mm ventilated induction hob (KHIVF 90000) accommodates large cookware and also makes it effortless to manage multiple pots and pans, which is particularly useful when entertaining guests or experimenting in the kitchen.

INSINKERATOR® APPOINTS NEW KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER

InSinkErator® has announced the appointment of Amy Patrick, to Key Account Manager, to support the independent kitchen retail and plumbers’ merchant distribution channels.

With eight years’ experience in account management, Amy joins the company from BCG and brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise in building and maintaining successful business relationships. 

INSINKERATOR® WINS CONTRACT WITH GALLIARD HOMES

InSinkErator® is supplying its 3N1 steaming hot water taps to the brand new Galliard Homes development, Maine Tower, in London’s Docklands.

The Maine Tower, a focal point of the Harbour Central development, is to comprise of 297 exquisite apartments that are situated over 42 floors. Each apartment will feature an InSinkErator® 3N1 L Shape steaming hot water tap finished in Brushed Steel. Not only will this addition streamline the worktop, reducing the clutter of a kettle, the InSinkErator® 3N1 brings a number of convenient benefits to the end user. The all-private, Maine Tower, development will be situated just minutes from Canary Wharf, boasting a library, concierge, gym and spa, business suites and cinema, promising to offer luxury living for all of its residents.

Create a garage that fits your storage needs

When it comes to our homes, storage is the one thing that we all need more of.  Whether you live in a new build or one that’s been around for a while, most houses could do with some extra space.  And if you have a garage, items get put in there to use later on, store until the right season or until you decide to get rid of them.

Formica Group brings pre-packed Scandi-style cladding to UK shelves

  • Overlap cladding available in pre-packaged planks
  • Ideal for installers, self-builders and professionals
  • A screw fixed solution means fixings are concealed for a perfect finish
  • No pre or post installation treatments required
  • Available in eight colours and four wood tones

The future of cobalt

Since its discovery in 1735, there has been a growing interest in cobalt and its use in modern day applications. Here, Ben Stafford, Materials Science Expert at online materials search engine Matmatch, explains why cobalt has become pivotal to the wide adoption of electric vehicles and the development of the next generation of electronic devices.

Five reasons why blinds are the perfect way to keep your home warm this winter (and how research shows they are better at the job than curtains!)

It’s no secret that exposed windows are one of the main causes of heat loss in homes during the winter. Glass isn’t a good insulator – meaning it allows warmth out and the cold in, in winter.

Turning your heating up is one way to warm your room but covering your windows is essential to reduce draughts and cut your heating bills.

With recent predictions from the MetOffice that Britain is expecting the coldest winter for a decade and snow could arrive as early as November, now is the time to start preparing your home for the coming chilly season.

SMART INSPECTOR APP RECORDS OVER 100,000 INSPECTIONS FOR LYNDON SCAFFOLDING

The country’s largest independent and highly respected scaffolding firm – Lyndon Scaffolding Plc – has now carried out more than 100,000 scaffold inspections using SMART Scaffolder’s award-winning SMART Inspector app.

The firm have been using SMART Inspector since February 2017 and their scaffold inspectors have now carried out more than 100,000 weekly scaffold inspections on sites across the country, from remote Scottish glens, like Orchy Viaduct in Oban, to the heart of the capital, on iconic jobs like Coal Drops Yard at King’s Cross, and everywhere in between.

BRIO GETS SPECIFIED BY

Brio, a global leader in sliding and bi-fold door hardware, is continuing its marketing communications aimed at architects and specifiers with a commitment to the web portal ‘Specified By’.

Specified By was created to help specifiers find and research building products and materials through modern search, comparison and information management tools. By providing well-structured, open data for thousands of products, the site is ready access to one of the most comprehensive databases of products and materials in the UK. It is designed to save architectural and specification professionals lots of time in the whole process.

An update for chair 404 by Stefan Diez – how a modern classic remains vibrant

Oak replaces beech, with ergonomic enhancements – and a place in a Munich design museum

For the 10 year anniversary of the successful wooden chair 404, designer Stefan Diez and Thonet decided to make a few adjustments to keep this iconic design in touch with the times. Therefore, the streamlined 404, plus the slightly wider version, the 404 F, and the barstool 404 H are now constructed from oak instead of beech. The natural beauty of the oak timber and tactile finish of the surface, which provide the chair with a fresh and inviting touch, appealed to a designer known for careful attention to materials. The colour choices have also been augmented: In addition to the natural oak version, six shades of colour stains – some more discrete, some boldly hued – are also now available. The incline of the backrest, which is now formed on three planes, has been ergonomically improved, making these popular chairs even more comfortable.

Growing Market, Fresh Designs

Expect to see exhibitors and buyers in ebullient mood at the 2019 January Furniture Show (JFS) when the 4-day show opens on 20th January.  Exhibitors will launch their new products at the NEC with the knowledge that 2017 was a record year of sales for the furniture and interiors market, and 2018 continued into the second part of the year in the same vein.

IVC Group to grow Moduleo portfolio with 60 plus new products

IVC Group, the world’s largest vinyl flooring manufacturer, has announced several new designs for its Moduleo Transform and Select collections, taking the total number of SKUs to 215.

Five wood- and two stone-effect designs have been introduced and the additional 68 SKUs will be available from January 2019, to coincide with the roll-out of new in-store display units.