Simply Business launches campaign to Stamp Out Tool Theft, with one in three tradespeople falling victim – costing £3,000 each @simplybusiness

Mobile billboard driven to the front door of parliament and petition launched calling on the government to change legislation

  • Simply Business launches campaign to Stamp Out Tool Theft
  • Well over a third (37%) of tradespeople have fallen victim to tool theft
  • Tool theft costs victims in excess of £3,000 on average – £870 in lost earnings, and £2,135 in replacing the stolen tools
  • The SME insurer is calling for the government to implement tighter regulation for the selling of second-hand tools, and greater minimum fines for those convicted of tool theft
  • 84% of tradespeople don’t believe the government is doing enough to prevent tool theft

THE ECOLOGICAL ANSWER TO INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS @lathamsltd

Exclusive to James Latham in the UK, Decospan’s inspiring collection of Querkus veneers offer architects and designers an ecological option of using Oak with a contemporary twist.

In a unique production process, Querkus combines both FSC® certified European white Oak and reclaimed Oak timbers, which captures and enhances the beauty, colour, markings and structure of solid wood along with the many advantages of a veneered panel.

Development of 20 New Homes in Cambridgeshire Installed with Panasonic Aquarea Air Source Heat Pumps @PanasonicHC_UK

Spire View, a development of 20 new executive four and five-bedroom homes in the market town of March in Cambridgeshire by James Development Co Ltd, has been equipped by Panasonic distributor Oceanair with renewable Panasonic Aquarea Monobloc air to water heat pumps to supply heating and domestic hot water to each home.

With sustainability and quality high on the agenda for this new modern development in popular March, Cambridgeshire, making the right choices through intensive research for all elements in the specification throughout the properties, was very important to the developer.

All things bright and breathable @Earthbornpaints

Not long ago, most commercially available paints for domestic use were full of nasty chemicals with high VOC content, giving off horrible paint fumes and being generally unpleasant to use. It was considered one of those things that homeowners and decorators had to put up with.

VOC legislation for the UK paint market didn’t truly come into force until around 2010, when it was recognised that the carbon compounds given out by most paints were contributing to global warming and being potentially harmful to health.

Demista® The hidden Luxury @Demista6

The Luxury items that first catch your eye in the bathroom could be the gold taps, the amazing rain shower, the marble tiles or the creative lighting. But the hidden luxury that every bathroom or Ensuite cannot do without is the heated mirror pad.

The unobtrusive product from demista, ensures your bathroom mirror remains steam free at all times.

RINNAI 1600i GAS-FIRED WATER HEATERS DELIVERING ENERGY AND COST EFFICIENCY ‎@rinnai_uk

Now available is Rinnai’s ErP A-rated Infinity 1600 range of continuous flow condensing gas fired water heaters, designed to deliver the most energy efficient and cost competitive hot water heating units to any UK site or application.

Rinnai manufactures over 2 million hot water heating units each year and so can offer advantageous cost savings for installers and end users.  The units are probably the most competitively priced type of their kind currently available to the UK sector.

RINNAI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF THE TRUST PARTNERSHIP WITH INSTALLER NETWORK ‎@rinnai_uk

Rinnai, a global leader in heating and hot water units & systems for both commercial and residential sites, has announced the launch of the Trust Partnership with the formation of an installer network specifically for its domestic product range, the Zen & Zen Plus.

The installer domestic partnership network will be offered to all bona fide, Gas Safe registered, installers of residential heating and hot water units and systems. The launch is complementary to the recent introduction of the Rinnai Zen and Zen Plus domestic heating hot water system.

The Solid Wood Flooring Company: Supplying The Future @realwoodfloor

The Solid Wood Flooring Company manufactured a value engineered wood floor to meet the exact requirement and specification of our client, the Manhattan Loft Corporation.

They are the developers who brought loft living to London and behind Chiltern Firehouse and St Pancras Hotel, Manhattan Loft Gardens is a 42-storey, double-cantilevered skyscraper that is introducing a new way of hospitality, seamlessly merging short term stays with long-term hotel living.

FLOOR RENOVATION ON A BUDGET @osmo_uk

Wooden floors are an integral part of the home, an area we use every day, but often neglect. As time passes, wear and tear is inevitable, and floors will begin to look tired and in need of renovation. Yet with the summer season fast approaching, the desire to brighten up our tired homes is mounting, but the cost of removing an old floor and installing a new one can be extremely high. For customers who are looking for a change, why not suggest refreshing the current surface instead. The smallest flooring touch-up can transform a dull, dark interior into a bright and spacious expanse, eliminating the need to install a new flooring altogether. 

Worcester Bosch aims to make products accessible for all with launch of new boiler @WorcesterBosch

UK market leader Worcester Bosch is launching the Worcester 2000 in a bid to offer more flexibility in a price-driven market

Worcester Bosch today announces the launch of the Worcester 2000 – a natural gas fired boiler which offers high quality, reliability and lifetime whilst being designed to be accessible for all.

With outputs of 25kW and 30kW, the Worcester 2000 is quick to install and has the same flow rates as the existing Greenstar i. It can pipe vertically to the boiler and is simple to specify with maximum flue lengths of 12m horizontally and 15m vertically.

At the heart of the boiler is an improved C6 heat exchanger, as an evolution to the tried and tested WB6 heat exchanger which has been installed in millions of homes in the UK. The C6 can modulate down to as little as 4.8kW.

Worcester Bosch named Which? Best Buy Boiler Brand in the UK for the 10th time @WorcesterBosch

Leading boiler manufacturer celebrates ten years of being trusted by Which? 

 

Worcester Bosch is today delighted to announce it has become the first boiler brand to have been awarded the Which? Best Buy endorsement ten times since 2009, enhancing its reputation for reliability and satisfaction following exceptional feedback from both homeowners and engineers once again. 

Scores based on engineer recommendation, ease of servicing, fixing a common fault, availability of parts and spares and build quality have seen Worcester Bosch perform exceptionally to achieve Which? Best Buy status for the 10th year.  

 

Carl Arntzen, CEO of Worcester Bosch said, “We are beyond thrilled to be recommended by Which, an independent consumer association that tests and surveys products and services across a range of categories.  

NOSTALGIA ADDED TO SURREY NEW-BUILD @REHAUWindows

An eye-catching residential home, ‘The Cedar Views,’ has been built on the south-western fringes of Woking, adjacent to The Strawberry Tree – a popular period property in the area.

Because of its proximity to Strawberry Tree, it was a requirement that products installed at The Cedar Views be in-keeping with the nearby property’s traditional features. This included the windows, which needed to provide period aesthetic appeal while also providing the convenience and quality of new, modern products. REHAU could offer such a solution.

Mark Wright, owner at MA Wright, the main contractors on the project, said: “I’ve known REHAU for a long time now and have been using their windows for decades. The products are of a very good quality and are always a pleasure to install. Also, in terms of budgetary requirements, these windows are a really great choice and provides another reason to choose this style.”

Average Brit happy to spend £1200 on FLOORING! @LuxuryFlooring1

The average Brit will typically spend around £1200 on new flooring, at a cost of more than £37 per square metre, according to research from leading online flooring retailer Luxury Flooring.

Leeds-based Luxury Flooring have delved into their own sales data from the last 18 months to discover that the average person in the UK will spend £37.16 per square metre on new flooring when renovating their home, with the typical area needing to be covered being 31.78 metres squared.

With this data, Luxury Flooring have created an interactive map, which details the average spent in each region and county of the United Kingdom, with users also able to see a breakdown of orders of different types of flooring, including Solid Wood, Engineered Wood, Parquet, Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT).

GoodWeave Launches £12k Designer Rugs Charity Raffle Raffle tickets on sale now – hurry! @GoodWeave

GoodWeave is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has launched a unique, online charity raffle with two amazing designer rugs from the luxury brands Deirdre Dyson and The Rug Company as the star prizes.

The two donated rugs, with a retail value of around £12,000, are being raffled to raise funds to support GoodWeave International’s work to end child labour and its support and educational programmes for vulnerable children and rescued children. The two lucky raffle prize-winners will be announced in London October 10.

Raffle tickets cost £20 ($25) each or £80 ($100) for five and are available online. Full information about the charity raffle can be found here.

Redrow launches ‘a better way to live’ campaign @RedrowHomes

Leading housebuilder Redrow has today launched its ‘a better way to live’ marketing campaign, which aims to showcase the thriving communities that are being created, beyond the physical homes, bringing its placemaking principles to life for customers.

The new campaign comprises a series of high quality films which are centred on a selection of the businesses’ placemaking principles; ‘easy to get around’, ‘keeping it local’, ‘streets for life’, ‘places to go’ and ‘nature for people’. These principles were born out of a desire to understand the most important aspects of creating places that offer social and environmental benefits for new residents, as well as the wider community they will become part of.

Apprentice success celebrated at Redrow’s apprenticeship awards @RedrowHomes

Apprentice Bailey Holland-Knightly, a 17-year-old female painter and decorator at Redrow’s Padcroft development in West Drayton, London, has been named overall national apprenticeship winner at leading housebuilder Redrow’s Apprentice Excellence Awards, held on Friday 13th of September.

The awards celebrate the hard work and commitment of all apprentices across Redrow’s business. In total, 24 apprentices from across the regional divisions were recognised for their enthusiasm and dedication to their chosen skill, with twelve crowned regional winners, while a further 12 took home highly commended certificates.

Each of the winning apprentices were nominated by their respective site managers. The overall winner, Bailey, was described by her site manager as ‘someone who demonstrated positivity and enthusiasm from day one, and treats every day as an opportunity to learn, support her colleagues and develop her skills’.