BiKBBI confirm plans for its Annual Conference & Awards 2022 @officialbikbbi

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation and its Patron Stephen Metcalfe MP, have confirmed that the organisation will be hosting a very special Annual Conference & Awards at The Houses of Parliament in February.

Smart water choices: delivering alternatives to the traditional boiler system @FischerHeatUK

With climate change firmly in the headlights of Future Net Zero regulations, water saving in the homes of consumers is a crucial initiative housing developers, consumers and local councils must be paying attention to in order for us to address these regulatory standards.

Countryside Cottage redefined with Gira solutions @Gira

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for commercial and residential property bring the latest technology to the Hampshire countryside, in a luxurious and sustainable cottage designed by Spanish architectural practice AMPS Arquitectura & Diseño.

NHBC launches new Training Hub to create the next generation of house builders @NHBC

NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, has unveiled a new ‘Training Hub’ in the West Midlands which it will use to help develop the next generation of skilled tradespeople starting out in house building.

Visionary book on “Radical Housing” inspired by West Fraser’s annual architecture competition @WestFraserUK

Caroline Dove, the author of Radical Housing, is an architect and Partner of HTA Design LLP, with over 30 years’ experience of collaborating with communities to design sustainable places to live. She leads multi-disciplinary teams responsible for designing and delivering a wide range of community-led regeneration and refurbishment projects, housing for older people, custom-build housing and local authority housebuilding programmes.

Whiteville Ceramics new WING Collection | Designed by David Emmanuel Michaud @whiteville_uk

Whiteville Ceramics, innovative Italian-designed sanitaryware brand specialising in contemporary design-led bathroom interiors is pleased to unveil its brand new WING Collection of winged and thin-lip washbasins, which unite three different design styles: Edgy, Smooth and Round.

RIBA and Google Arts & Culture launch new digital partnership @RIBA @googlearts

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce a new digital collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, the leading online platform that uses technology to share the unique collections and cultural institutions with a global audience.

New CPD set to enable heating engineers to offer ventilation and cooling @TheUnicoSystem

With the ban on gas and oil boilers in new build homes set to come into effect by 2025 and numerous incentives planned to encourage homeowners to adopt more renewable heating options. a newly endorsed Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (CIPHE) CPD course has been launched to help heating engineers diversify.

ORDER PROTECTS COMMUNITY FROM NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL @MbroCouncil

A MIDDLESBROUGH community has been protected from a neighbour from hell who made their lives a misery.

A powerful court order has now closed the Whinney Banks house for three months following a plague of anti-social behaviour, threats and violence.

Flooded vets need lift replacement @Abilityltd

Valley Vets, based in Gwaelod y Garth in South Wales is a state-of-the-art, hightech facility providing animal care with ten consulting rooms and six operating theatres, plus hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and two x-ray suites.

They already had an existing platform lift, but during the recent heavy rainfall, unfortunately the building flooded, leaving the lift unit under 3 feet of water. After a visit from the insurers, the loss adjusters agreed to have the existing platform lift removed and replaced with the Optimum 100s from Ability Lifts.

Norbord Europe is now part of West Fraser @WestFraserUK

David Connacher, Marketing Manager, West Fraser, answers your questions

  1. Norbord – who are/were they in a nutshell?

As the UK’s number one engineered wood panel manufacturer and serving the housebuilding and construction industry with a vast array of board products for flooring, panelling and roofing, Norbord is the go-to corporate name behind the company’s popular brands for architects, merchants, specifiers, end-users and consumers alike in the UK.

LOVE TO RENT LAUNCH UK’S FIRST BUILD TO RENT AWARENESS WEEK @HelloLtr

While the industry has been talking about build to rent (BTR) for years, the many benefits of renting in a professionally managed, purpose-built development are not necessarily well known by consumers. To help raise the profile of BTR and demonstrate what sets it apart from renting from the traditional private landlord, the UK’s first BTR customer awareness week – www.LoveToRentWeek.co.uk – takes place 24-28 May. The campaign is supported by the British Property Federation and the UKAA as well as a host of operators; including Allsop, Simple Life, Folio, and Fizzy Living.

‘Raw Beauty’ with Studio Brushed Brass by Vogue (UK) @vogueukltd

Brushed Brass Studio MD006 by Vogue (UK)

The UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of luxury radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), bring the raw beauty of brass to the modern bathroom with Studio: a contemporary heating design available in un-lacquered brushed brass and premium lacquered finishes.

UK REGIONAL PROGRESSION INTO ACCEPTANCE OF HYDROGEN AS FUEL FOR THE FUTURE @rinnai_uk

Chris Goggin of Rinnai looks around the UK regions and their progress with using new fuels, hydrogen in particular.

Fossil fuels are being taken off the global energy menu and are being replaced with alternative and cleaner fuel supplies that power communities and industries. A shared global acceptance in hydrogen is increasingly apparent in all forms of international media.

In answer to the continuing market demand for matt black coated towel rails, we successfully introduced the Black Edition by JIS Europe into the Sussex Range. @JIS_Europe

What stands the Black Edition Towel Rail apart from the competition is that it is, as always, manufactured from 100% stainless steel.

The rail is then powder coated matt black.

Although it may at first seem unnecessary to manufacture a coloured powder coated rail from stainless steel, the properties that set the non-coated rails apart from their mild steel counterparts still stand.  They will not rust or corrode, you are buying into a product that will endure the entire life of the bathroom itself.

Kingspan Timber Solutions for Home Designer and Architect @KingspanTS

When you choose to work with Kingspan Timber Solutions, you’ll experience the benefits of more than 50 years of our experience with timber-frame and structural insulated panel (SIPs) build systems.