The company has matched a £4,096.38 raffle amount, so £8,192.76 will be donated to NHS Charities Together. Both winners chose to give forward, donating prizes to local NHS workers or holding their own fundraisers to raise additional donations.

What More UK Shortlisted for 6 Industry Awards @whamworld

East Lancashire housewares manufacturer What More UK has confirmed its position as a leading organisation in the Northern Powerhouse with shortlistings for 6 industry awards, 3 regional, 2 national and 1 international.

Company employees have good reason to be proud of their achievement, but they’ve no time to celebrate as orders continue to come in at record levels despite lockdown.

Streatham High Road @DeltaMembranes


512/522 Streatham High Road is a new mixed-use development of storage and office space.

Delta’s Director David J. Symes was delighted to have been involved with this prestigious project from concept which involved a super basement with a footprint of an impressive 1500m2 (wall surface) and 2500m2 (floor surface).

Harmonix were appointed main contractor to create a five-storey structure which included a two-storey basement. Initially the area was excavated to approximately 13,700m3 using contiguous piling to form two basement levels. A new structural concrete slab was laid with three lift pits, with the piles having then been faced with a concrete lining wall.

The project required a robust and a meticulously detailed specification with Delta Registered Installers, Cemplas being appointed waterproofing contractor to guarantee a watertight basement.


The company has matched a £4,096.38 raffle amount, so £8,192.76 will be donated to NHS Charities Together

Both winners chose to give forward, donating prizes to local NHS workers or holding their own fundraisers to raise additional donations


Today, NBS, the leading specification platform for the construction industry, has announced a partnership with the Brick Development Association (BDA) to communicate the latest technical standards to construction professionals, ensuring industry-wide best practice.

As part of a mutual commitment to align standards and improve quality, NBS and BDA have joined forces to improve the connections between manufacturers and built environment professionals. This is important for the success of brickwork, which is a material that is dependent on site construction.

The Healthy Home? @EcomerchantEco

We asked Ecomerchant, supplier of natural and sustainable building products, to give us their take on healthy building.

In our view, a healthy home is   ‘one that incorporates healthy design elements, non-toxic building materials, and proper construction techniques. It “breathes”, emits no toxic gasses, and is resistant to mould and decay.

P C Henderson Donates Hardware to Assist School Rebuild in Nepal @PCHendersonLtd

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has recently donated materials to help with the rebuild of a primary school in Nepal after it was left devastated by an earthquake in 2015.

Situated on a picturesque mountainside, the village of San Bhorle was left in ruins when the 7.8Mw earthquake hit, levelling every one of its 43 houses and primary school. All but one resident survived, but the community was left to rebuild their lives with no materials, tools or machinery.

JIS Europe @JIS_Europe

In response the recent Corona virus outbreak Managing Director at JIS Europe, Richard Thelwell, discusses their policy of stockholding and how it is even more relevant and impactful today.

“At JIS Europe our staff and customers wellbeing are of paramount and first importance to us, in light of that, we are following all government guidelines and have instituted further measures to further protect our staff. Whilst the advice remains to stay open we will do so, with necessary staff in place, and continue to send our rails out on a Next Working Day service and there will be no disruption to supply.  This is enabled by our longstanding policy of stockholding which means whatever the crisis may be, be it fires or theft within our factories, Brexit or the coronavirus today we are able to fulfil supply.  This results in not only further financial stability for ourselves but also our customers whose projects do not want to see any unnecessary further delays.”


When it comes to underfloor heating systems, there are two types, water and electric. Both warm an area from the floor up and unlike central heating warm the people and objects in a room rather than just heating the air. Central heating is still used in millions of UK homes and causes a massive amount of energy wastage.

Covid-19 has impacted some plumbers and installers businesses more than others… @ipg_the

The current UK government advice is for everyone in the UK to practice social distancing –  limiting face-to-face contact with people who are not in your household and maintaining a two-metre distance between one another. Where this is not possible – such as on public transport etc. you need to wear a face mask. The governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have issued their own guidance.


Brio has extended its established range of sliding door hardware with the new Brio Pocket Slide 80. Hidden from view once installed, the universally sized pocket door kit offers a flexible, simple-to-install solution for installers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), while reducing cost and valuable inventory space for architectural ironmongers (AIs) and builders merchants.

Bring daylight to your home office with VELUX® @VELUXGBI

Creating an area for home working is one of the first things that many people aspire to when building their own home. Unfortunately they’re also the rooms that end up being reduced in size to create larger family areas elsewhere. Box rooms or small annexes off a loft bedroom inevitably form home offices instead.


Across the country, Britons are using their time during lockdown to work on home improvements and DIY projects. From kitchen refurbs, to sprucing up the garden, the nation has taken the opportunity to review and renew their living space. However, to get the most from these projects, it’s important not to overlook the smaller design details, such as door handles. Not just for functional purposes, these additions can help finish exciting interior design schemes, thanks to the wide range of stylised options to choose from.


Q-railing’s latest innovation in glass balustrades, the Q-disc® System for easy glass fixing and alignment, has received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. ‘The Q-disc fixing system represents a new approach to installing glass railings, with its sophisticated functionality and the resulting easy handling’. That was the jury’s opinion of this unique invention, which significantly speeds up glass balustrade installation. The system is included in Q-railing’s Easy Glass® Smart and Easy Glass® Prime glass balustrades.

Carpet Recycling UK: sustained interest in reuse/recycling despite decline in landfill diversion @CarpetRecycleUK

Flooring industry support for carpet waste reuse and recycling opportunities in the UK continues to rise, despite an overall 10% decrease in the total amount of carpet waste identified and recorded in 2019 compared to 2018, according to Carpet Recycling UK’s latest achievements report.

Since its formation in 2007, the not-for-profit, industry-led membership association has enabled both members and non-members to divert around 1.25 million tonnes of carpet waste otherwise destined for landfill.

Creating further landfill diversion solutions for carpet waste reinforces Carpet Recycling UK as the only independent ‘go-to’ body for organisations that want to drive forward sustainability and circular economy principles in the carpet/flooring sector.

Keeping your cool this summer: Experts reveal how to get the perfect summer sleep @WorcsBoschCare

‘Be more dog’ and close curtains during the day to aid sleep this summer, plus the real reason that women want more of the duvet

·       New advice from Worcester Bosch, in partnership with the Sleepyhead Clinic, reveals top tips for improving sleep as the summer months kick in

·       By shutting curtains during the day, homeowners will notice an instant improvement in quality of sleep

·       Optimum sleeping conditions revealed as 17 degrees – though women prefer temperatures nearer 20 degrees for better night’s rest

New expert advice from leading boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch in partnership with Sleepyhead Clinic has revealed a new list of top tips to sleep better as the temperature increases.