Surface Design Show 2019 – Giving a platform to New Talent in 2019 @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.

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry professionals immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with likeminded designers, architects and suppliers.  

New Mobile App Will Give Surveyors the Complete Speedy Experience ‘in the Palm of their Hand’ @wearespeedy

Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading provider of tools and equipment hire and services, has launched a new mobile app for customers as an extension of its digital strategy. The app makes it easier for surveyors to do business with Speedy by enabling them to complete a full end-to-end transaction from their mobile device.

Customers can now view products and pricing across all popular survey equipment solution categories from GNSS/GPS surveying solutions to robotic total stations and cable avoidance tools; find a depot, hire and buy products for collection or delivery, as well as off-hiring equipment in a single click, thereby saving time and money.

Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises @CarpetRecycleUK

The volume of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK has shown a modest increase with 175,252 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2018, according to Carpet Recycling UK.


This represents a diversion rate of 44% – up from 42% and an increase of 7,252 tonnes on 2017, the not for profit membership association reports. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arise each year in the UK.

Viiu becomes UK’s first PAS24-2016 accredited slimline sliding door @viiu_UKOfficial

Viiu (pronounced ‘view), the outstanding slim-line sliding door taking the market by storm, has become the first product of its type to pass the new more stringent security standard PAS24-2016.

Viiu offers ultra-slim sightlines, secure laminated glass throughout and an ingenious, unobtrusive design. With the outer-frame entirely built into the façade, it gives the appearance of a wall of glass, strong enough to support moving glass sections of up to 750kg, and fixed glass sections up to 1200kg.

OPEN AND SHUT CASE… @crittallwindows

New InnerVision® steel-framed sliding doors from Crittall add a further dimension to interiors.

Creating a seamless transition between rooms, by opening or closing space is now possible with new sliding doors from Crittall’s range of InnerVision internal screens. These bright, beautifully crafted walls of glazing will complement timeless styles of period property or contemporary homes.

Goldsmiths College of London gets a stairlift @invalifts

Goldsmiths College, a full School of the University of London, specialises in the study of creative, cultural and social subjects, and has been teaching students for over 200 years.

The College recently decided to add disabled access adaptations to the music wing of the building, and contacted the lift experts at Invalifts to get advice for the best solution.


A man with a rare neurological condition which leaves him with extreme ‘shakiness’ in his legs has discovered how to remain in his two-storey home after becoming the first person to have a new state-of-the-art Stiltz Trio+ Homelift installed.

Peter Kilburn, 62, from Whittlesey in Peterborough, suffers from Primary Orthostatic Tremor and is unable to stand or walk for any length of time. There are only thought to be about 50 people in the UK with the condition, which is otherwise known as OT. There is no cause and currently, no cure. 


Rinnai’s multipoint continuous flow ErP A-rated gas fired 11i water heater units are the perfect antidote – to more traditional storage systems.  Proven to deliver high volumes of hot water at any time of the day, the high performance 11i ensures user comfort and safety with 100% accurate water temperature control.

These energy efficient, low NOx units, ideal for domestic and light commercial sites, are neat and compact, with not a tank in sight.  Internally wall mounted, the multipoint Rinnai 11i model measures 675 x 370 x 134mm and weighs just 16kg with a gas consumption range between 6.10kW – 21.60kW, and an 11-metre maximum flow.


Says Tony Gittings, managing director of Rinnai, a global leader in the manufacture of hot water heating units and systems. And it is the end user that is emerging as the determining force in making changes to suit today’s demands and expectations.

In the past several years we have seen some extraordinary changes in our little patch of the wide heating and plumbing arena. Gone are the established supply lines, gone too, is the dominance of the ‘traditional’ products in the supply of hot water in commercial and institutional sites.


Schueco UK, Britain’s leading specialist in aluminium systems for the residential market, now has a permanent static display at the National Self-Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Schueco UK’s stand (no: TV 82) features their very latest slimline sliding door system, a contemporary panoramic design façade with narrow sightlines and glass-to-glass corner, a concealed vent window system, entrance doors with designer panels and door control system. In addition, there is a TV monitor showing a gallery of project installations.


Sika® FastFix All Weather is a new self-setting paving jointing compound from Sika Everbuild, providing the ideal solution to perfect pointing on paving, paths and patios.

With a unique formula containing Active Resin Technology for advanced durability, Sika FastFix is supplied ready to use with no mixing required, is easy to apply in all weather conditions; even in the rain and won’t shrink or crack over time.

GEC Anderson Stainless Steel Tea Points for UCL Bartlett School of Architecture @Gecanderson

The new UCL Bartlett School of Architecture features a number of communal tea points and break-out areas for students and lecturers. A central feature to these areas are GEC Anderson purpose-made stainless steel worktops with integral sinks and wet zones. Set within, neutral, birch ply cabinetry, the brushed satin stainless steel worktops provide a practical, attractive and highly durable sink / worktop solution. Stainless steel splashbacks were also included.

Revolutionise your home with our technology @Pro_Display

The adoption of technology in the home can offer a lot more in the way of style and functionality than many other traditional solutions on the market, whilst giving your home a stylish, cutting-edge and refurbished feel. The Pro Display Group offer a wealth of products manufactured with care and expertise which can heavily contribute towards pushing your home into that next level of comfort and class.

Kallisto Stairs deliver breath-taking centre piece for Weston Homes development. @MilbankConcrete

Work has now completed on the stunning Denham Films Studios development in Buckinghamshire where Kallisto Stairs manufactured and installed two stunning precast concrete helical stairs with attached solid concrete balustrades, the first in the UK of its kind.

About Kallisto

Milbank Concrete Products, who have over 70 years’ experience in the production of high quality precast concrete products, would like to introduce you to Kallisto Stairs – a new concept in the United Kingdom for precast concrete curved stair design. Kallisto’s expertise has been commissioned for luxury staircase installations in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, working with architects, engineers and designers on a daily basis to produce stunning, durable precast concrete helical staircase installations. 

Fire Rated Systems

Fire Rated Systems – The passive fire protection company for your project! Offering aluminium framed glazing with fire resistance EI15 to EI120 specifications. Ensure full compliance with Building Regulation and satisfy Building Control by having a Fire Rated System in your project design. Fire resistance doesn’t compromise the aesthetics. Our 60-minute fire resistant windows have a site line of just 61mm!

D3 Design @D3DesignLtd

d3 design & display are proud of our Yorkshire roots and of maintaining the great British tradition of manufacturing.

Manufacturing out of a purpose built 80,000 sq. ft. factory in the beautiful Calder Valley, we have been supplying furniture and product displays for over 25 years and we are incredibly proud of our client list which includes Radley, O2 and Fortnum & Mason.

A contracts division was added to the business in 2016 and whilst retail remains at the heart of the business, the company has forged strong links with property developers and construction companies.  As a result, d3 has supplied and fitted bedroom & bathroom furniture to a number of apartment hotels and luxury residential developments in London and the South East.