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Premium appliance manufacturer, Whirlpool is encouraging households to reduce their energy consumption during Big Energy Saving Week, which takes place from 21st – 27th January.

Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign that aims to help consumers cut their energy bills and focuses on raising consumer awareness of how to make their homes more energy efficient.


InSinkErator® supplied a 4N1 Touch tap to ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, which was broadcast on Channel 4 to 1.9 million viewers.

‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’ is a home renovation programme that features period properties across Britain benefitting from a modern makeover. The fourth episode of the third series, which originally aired on 22nd November 2018 and is still available on demand, saw renowned architect, George Clarke, transform a Victorian terrace house in Portsmouth.


Magnet Create is the latest, brand new way to buy a kitchen which offers a new way for you to choose your preferred style of kitchen in the colour that perfectly matches your taste.

Choose from 20 stunning painted to order colours and two styles of door for your new uniquely personalised kitchen. Whether you want bold, dark tones or calming neutrals on a traditional shaker or modern slab door, make Magnet Create part of the family with the new range of timeless shades with quality you can trust.

Surface Design Show 2019 Surface Spotlight Live: One Of A Kind @surfacethinking

From 5-7 February Surface Design Show 2019 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface materials, lighting design, development and innovation.

A dedicated trend-focused installation, Surface Spotlight Live, curated in collaboration by trend expert Sally Angharad and colour forecasters Colour Hive, will return to Surface Design Show 2019. The theme, One of a Kind, will aim to inspire a kinder approach to design. A series of thought-provoking and innovative products will be showcased, all which go beyond aesthetics to promote meaningful experiences, with highlights for the workplace and public realm.

Glass Excellence

Established in 1975 Firman Glass is one of the leading independent glass processors in the UK, manufacturing toughened glass, laminated glass and specialist sealed units.

Based in Harold Wood Essex within 5 minutes of junction 28 of the M25 and half an hour from Central London we are ideally situated to service our ever growing and diverse customer base.

Stone Age launches dazzling new showroom in Hertfordshire as it celebrates its 30th Birthday

Stone Age, the experts in stone and porcelain have opened their latest showroom in Hertfordshire.  Located on the beautiful Boxted Farm business estate in Hemel Hempstead, the showroom gives customers – both consumer and trade – the chance to see the stone up close and in detail.  Ranging from marble to porcelain, natural stone to wood, the showroom will be staffed with industry experts able to give fantastic advice on what works best for their clients’ requirements.   

MiniMatic Below Ground Sewage Pumping Station from Pump Technology Ltd

For small projects such as extensions, basements and garden rooms, where gravity flow from the new facilities like bathrooms, utility rooms, and kitchens is not possible, but the property has existing mains gravity drainage, the new Pump Technology Ltd, MiniMatic below ground sewage pumping station offers a reliable and affordable solution.

This pumping station collects waste water and sewage from the property. When the float activation level is reached the pump starts and discharges the waste up to the main sewer. When the level falls to the pre-set position the pump stops again. In the event of a pump failure, a high-level float triggers an alarm.

2019 – the year of healthy building

As most people spend 90% of their time indoors[i], our workplaces and homes have a significant impact on our lives.

A building – whatever its purpose – has the potential to be life-enhancing in how it supports our physical and mental health.

“There’s been lots of talk about healthy buildings but we’re determined to make 2019 the year of action,” says Adrian Judd, Steico director. “We’re all about the future of healthy buildings and Futurebuild 2019 is aligned with that.

Bathroom Storage Solutions

Storage solutions are essential for bathrooms and washrooms of all sizes. They maximise space and efficiency of a room whilst providing interior design statements. Metlex provide a selection of wall mounted and free standing accessories that offer storage ideal for commercial, public, health and leisure facilities. Within professional bathrooms and commercial washrooms the demands on storage are even greater as products must not only enhance organisation but also be robust enough to sustain heightened usage. The Metlex collection caters for all possible requirements with a varied selection of not only product types but also compositions and finishes.

High quality, environmentally friendly paint finishes

There’s a growing interest in environmentally friendly paints, but you don’t have to sacrifice performance or looks for environmental benefits.

Harmful ingredients

Conventional, acrylic based paints contain two potentially harmful components: volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and acrylic softeners. Both escape into the atmosphere during painting and for many years after application, contributing to greenhouse gases.


Pocket doors are a great way to free up spaces within rooms by removing the footprint created by traditional hinged doors. This allows you to realise the maximum potential of the available space. With a typical space saving of 2.6m² per door compared to hinged doors, pocket doors are fast becoming the ideal solution where space is at a premium.


Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic celebrated its 80th anniversary this year – marking 80 years of making its stunning handmade, made-to-order greenhouses and glasshouses. Founded in 1938, the company is one of Britain’s oldest and most trusted greenhouse manufacturers and, was to their knowledge, the first to develop and make entirely aluminium structures, representing a new class of greenhouse building in terms of practicality and engineering design. Since then, Hartley Botanic has built a name and reputation amongst the horticultural elite synonymous with excellence, receiving commissions from some of the UK’s most eminent gardeners, designers and horticultural institutions. In February last year, The Royal Horticultural Society officially recognised the company’s enduring commitment to British craftsmanship by endorsing its entire product range[1].

David Clouting’s Interior Film Benif, is providing solutions for a wide range of applications and its popularity continues to grow.

Benif Interior Film manufactured by LG Hausys and distributed in the UK by leading surface material provider David Clouting, is an innovative self-adhesive, interior film that is growing in popularity, particularly for use in refurbishment applications.

Quick and easy to install, Benif Interior Film can be applied to almost any interior surface including: wood, metals, plasterboard, plastics and even melamine. This enables feature walls, office doors, furniture, skirting and architrave to be attractively and quickly refurbished at a fraction of replacement costs.

The Ardingly, Pevensey, Cinder, Rusper and Lindfield Family of Stainless Steel Towel Rails

The main feature of these towel rails are the larger than normal gaps within the bar spacing. Of course with this added spacing comes further practicability should you require more than one bath sheet or within a larger family bathroom.  In fact, this rail very much marries practicability with the more minimalistic styling popular within design today.

Favored by developers in new build developments where the rails are utilized as a secondary source of heating, i.e. drying of the towel rails; these rails are competitively priced and extremely practical.  The baby of the range, the Cinder is also popular within kitchens, as it is small and compact.


Along with requests for more beds, more accessories and more lighting at the January Furniture Show (JFS), the organisers also received many requests for companies who supply contract furniture and furnishings to be identified.

The organisers listened and acted.  JFS in 2019, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 20th-23rd January 2019, will introduce its new Contract Trail.  It is the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle to fulfil all of the major requests received from visitors and it will identify all of the 150+ exhibitors who either regularly, or occasionally supply contract orders.

Ultra-slim sliding doors – an insider Viiu

Rod Tate, Sales Director, gives an insider’s perspective on the UK ultra-slim sliding door market

Is this product good enough? It’s a question that glazing businesses should be asking themselves all the time – but far too many don’t. At Viiu, the products we offer must pass a very simple test: would I install it in my home? If the answer’s yes, we’ll sell it. If it’s no, no matter the price or the potential profitability, we won’t.