James Latham has released an animated whiteboard video explaining the technology behind its extensive collection of Moralt high-performance door blanks.

The entertaining, yet highly informative film, aims to demystify what is often seen as a complex subject – particularly when it comes to specification – and features Latham’s FireSound range of acoustic and fire-retardant door solutions. Combining fire-performance of up to FD90 with acoustic performance well in excess of Approved Document E, the range really does deserve shouting about.

Steven Dennard, Group Door Product Manager, said, “Acoustic and fire-retardant doors are specified for a variety of design and performance requirements, from traditional and historic buildings to ultra-modern settings and there are a lot of products out there.  We wanted to highlight and explain in a fun but informative way, some of the more technical features, as well as the benefits and potential applications of the various door blanks available and help to simplify the whole process for specifiers, architects, designers and joiners.”


Three builders’ merchants are celebrating one year of partnership with National Buying Group (NBG), Britain’s premier buying group for independent merchants.

Builders’ Merchant Company Ltd (BMCo) and Merritt & Fryers, both based in Yorkshire, along with Newton Abbott merchants Civil Solutions have all seen significant changes since they joined NBG a year ago.

Duncan Thomson, Managing Director of BMCo said joining NBG 12 months ago has opened up an invaluable network of contacts and support.

Duncan said: “Before BMCo, I worked for a couple of national merchants, which meant I could contact other branches around the country if business had slowed down or if certain products had taken a dip in sales.

History made as Grade II listed former gatehouse on market in full for first time in 175 years @REDBRIKProperty

‘The purchase of a lifetime’ – an historic Grade II listed Sheffield building, renovated and restored to become an ‘astounding’ modern family home, has gone on the market for the first time in its 175-year history.

The Grade II listed The Gate House, which originally formed part of the Kenwood estate in Nether Edge, is on the market in its entirety with Sheffield and north Derbyshire-based Redbrik Estate Agents who describe it as a ‘wonderful piece of Sheffield’s history’.

The former gatehouse was commissioned by George Wolstenholm, one of Sheffield’s most notable cutlers, in the 19th century and, along with the adjacent Kenwood Hall, was designed by local architect William Flockton.

Terrys Fabrics launch Window Planner App that uses augmented reality to visualise products within your own home @terrysfabrics

Home furnishings brand Terrys Fabrics have launched an innovative app which gives buyers the opportunity to virtually see desired blinds within their own home. By offering over 2,000 variations of patterns and colours within the app, customers are given the chance to judge for themselves how their chosen styles fit amongst their current home decor before purchase.

Terrys Fabrics Window Planner, which uses innovative image technology to display products, launches on 1st August. The free app, which is currently available to download through the iOS app store, allows buyers to input window measurements and preferences between Roman or Roller blinds, before comparing the styles against their existing décor.

Mitsubishi: trucks a leading bed maker can rely on @UKMitsubishi @Relyonbeds

Managers can rest easy with a fleet to suit every aspect of their business

 World-renowned bed and mattress manufacturer Relyon has welcomed the delivery of a fleet of six new Mitsubishi forklift trucks and four ancillary machines from local dealer Bristol Forklifts.

With a 150-year pedigree for creating the best beds in the world, Relyon supplies a range of prestige products with the focus on natural fillings and bespoke options. The company distributes through a number of channels, from independent stores to national retailers.

 To meet high demand for its products, the Somerset-based manufacturer consulted local Mitsubishi dealer Bristol Forklifts for a handling solution. Laurie Farley, Logistics Manager at Relyon said: “As one of the biggest own-brand manufacturers in the UK, we wanted to expand our fleet of trucks to meet the demands of our busy working environment.

Work begins at unique housing development built and managed by Stepnell @Stepnellltd


WORK has begun on site of a unique housing project,  fully developed, built and managed by construction firm Stepnell.

The contractor – who has owned the site in Rugby for more than 50 years – brought forward a development of three homes to maximise the potential of the site, which previously consisted of a single bungalow and grounds.

The development showcases the company’s ability to act as a complete construction partner, having taken the project through planning and pre-construction using its in-house teams ahead of starting on site.

Housebuilder Redrow comments on Government’s new education appointments & the latest DfE Apprenticeship and Levy statistics @RedrowHomes

Karen Jones, the group HR director at housebuilder Redrow, said:

“It is very positive to see apprenticeship starts for the academic year rising by almost 7% annually, however, this must be assessed against a wider backdrop which shows that uptake is down by more than 26% on 2016/17 figures reported before the apprenticeship levy was introduced. Apprentices are a vital component for ensuring the success of our economy and are an essential cog in powering construction SMEs today.

Vicaima bring an added dimension to William May development @vicaimadoors

The village of Bramcote in Nottinghamshire, has been a popular place for home owners with discerning taste since Victorian times, so it’s little wonder that is now attracting fresh interest for twenty first century living with the select Baxter Green development by William May.  Envisioned by internationally recognised Leonard Design Architects and set in the former gardens of Grade II Listed St. Johns College, Baxter Green introduces outstanding low-density luxury housing surrounded by tranquil countryside. Once complete Baxter Green will have 40 residential properties varying in sizes from apartments to five-bedroom houses, with ample sized living space and all fitted with Vicaima quality interior doors.



Rinnai continuous flow hot water heating units have replaced a vastly oversized and close to redundant traditional style of system at the Coombe Hay Care Home in Scarborough.

Coombe Hay is situated in large, attractive and tranquil gardens on the outskirts of Scarborough, only minutes from the town centre and seafront. Coombe Hay offers accommodation which is fully en-suite and suitable for male and female residents with some larger apartments available for two people.

How to transform your fireplace this autumn – By Niall Deiraniya, general manager DRU Fires UK @Drugasar_UK

Consumers are looking for visually appealing, space saving and energy efficient ways to transform their existing fireplaces. And if they live in homes where there is no standard chimney, they are seeking solutions to create new fireplaces, either by building a bespoke structure or making use of the existing walls.

Welcoming over 200 exhibitors with a vast collection of industry-leading products and services, LANDSCAPE 2019 is the trade event you will not want to miss – and the best part is, it’s all FREE! @LandscapeEvent

LANDSCAPE – the UK’s premier event for the industry returns to Battersea Park in central London on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th of September 2019. The landscaping industry’s leading trade event is dedicated to products, services and innovation for the design, build and management of exterior and interior landscape projects, with an array of over 200 new and returning exhibitors all under one roof!

Creating an environmentally friendly garden

Many people are now looking to reduce their carbon footprint by recycling more, using their cars less and eating locally produced, organic food, but you can also reduce your carbon footprint by changing the way you garden.

With many people starting to realise the importance of eco-living, garden specialists Oeco Garden Rooms have compiled some handy hints on how to be more environmentally friendly in the garden.

Create a healthier indoor environment with VELUX ACTIVE @VELUXGBI

Do you want a healthier home, automatically? VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO makes it easy to improve your indoor climate.

Connecting to VELUX INTEGRA® electric and solar roof windows and blinds, VELUX ACTIVE uses a smart home sensor that automatically ventilates your home based on temperature, CO2 levels and humidity.The smart window system then uses the information it receives to automatically open roof windows and blinds accordingly.

Panel of experts @VEKA_plc

VEKA UK Group customers are sourcing high quality, perfectly-matched solid panels from a team of industry experts. A growing number of VEKA, Halo and Imagine customers are enjoying the benefit of a service provided by 3D Laminates Ltd, a subsidiary company of VEKA AG.

VEKA UK Group Marketing Director Dawn Stockell explains: “3D Laminates provides 28mm silica infill panels for use in doors, sidescreens and windows, and – here’s the really important part – they can be laminated in the exact same finish as our Variations colour options.


Rinnai has won two global awards for an ‘Outstanding Performance’ in the UK hot water heating marketplace. Rinnai UK was judged to have made the REU Most Outstanding Performance and Best Business Performance in its category.

The awards acknowledge the strides that Rinnai UK has made during the last several years in converting the marketplace to continuous flow energy and fuel-efficient products in the commercial and domestic hot water heating arenas.


Rinnai re-imagines home hot water & heating systems

Rinnai, global leaders in continuous flow hot water heating products and systems, is introducing the Zen and Zen Plus home hot water & heating system which marries established and proven manufacture durability with new technologies to offer great energy efficiencies, user control and, importantly, unparalleled level of comfort.