BAL Pourable One makes floor tiling easy @BALtiling

BAL Pourable One floor tile adhesive is perfect for fixing natural stone and large format ceramics, porcelain and terrazzo.

One bag for all floor installations

Like all the “One” range of BAL enhanced tile adhesives, BAL Pourable One is available as just a white adhesive – meaning that only one bag is needed – making it the perfect solution for floor tile installations of most tile types.

The Safety Letterbox Company launch first fully tested 2-hour Fire Rated Mailbox range @safetyletterbox

The Safety Letterbox Company (SLB) has successfully achieved two-hour integrity on all three of their fire-rated mailboxes- a product innovation and UK manufacturing first.

Following years of development, the company’s three fire-rated products have successfully withstood recorded temperatures of 1069 degrees centigrade for over two hours. This certification offers a new, robust mailbox product that exceeds UK fire rating standards, offering extra protection. The mailboxes can be fitted within escape corridors and when recessed into walls the boxes allow the wall to maintain its fire rating, giving architects and designers greater flexibility on projects whilst ensuring that fire safety standards are met.

The South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show is anticipated to boost home value in the region @MyHomebuilding

Homeowners in the South East of England are likely to see an average increase of £4,815 per square metre in the value of their home by extending it, according to recent figures by range cooker specialist Leisure. For those who wish to find out more about maximising space while increasing a home’s worth or need advice and resources to carry out their existing plans, the South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning bigger and better to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre between 18-19 January 2020, with 50 per cent more exhibitors than last year.

ToolWatch App launches to combat tool theft epidemic in construction industry @toolwatchappuk


  • ToolWatch App has achieved certification to BSI Kitemarkfor Secure Digital Applications
  • ToolWatch App effective in any industry sector affected by equipment or tool theft
  • ToolWatch to be made available to schools, colleges, health authorities and emergency services free of charge

Growth fuels Grey Street relocation for Henry Riley @HenryRileyLLP

An international property and construction consultancy has fast-tracked its expansion plans with a move to bigger premises following a string of contract wins.

Henry Riley, which has won more than £3.5m of work in the last twelve months, has relocated to 33 Grey Street in Newcastle from its previous offices in Higham Place. The company, which has a network of sites in the UK, Australia and South Africa, appointed Newcastle-based Aptus Fit Out to renovate and modernise the new premises, which are based in the same building as popular restaurant Barluga.

Wilderness House @DeltaMembranes


The scope of works was to provide extensive renovation works to Wildernesse House; a Grade II listed Georgian House with records as far back as 1327 set in acres of rolling Kent countryside.  Within the specification was the requirement to provide watertight living quarters to the basement of this extraordinary property.

A third of Brits are losing HUNDREDS of pounds due to never switching energy supplier @BoilerPlanUK

  • A third (33%) of Brits have NEVER switched energy supplier, and 73% haven’t switched in the last 12 months – despite this being the best way to save money on bills
  • One in five (20%) spend up to £1,000 a year on gas and electric
  • Knowing these top tips and tricks could save you money on heating during the coldest months of the year


BIM 2020: Have your say! @theNBS

10th annual NBS National BIM Survey open for responses.

Survey to focus on the digitisation of the construction industry

NBS has launched the 10th annual NBS BIM Survey, marking a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK.


Building Products manufacturer IKO PLC has announced the appointment of Kerry Parker-Wray and Amanda Flynn to the Board of Directors of the UK business.

Kerry Parker-Wray, with a background in marketing and key account management takes on the role of Strategic Development Director while HR specialist Amanda Flynn becomes Business Services Director.

Both appointments are internal promotions and signal a renewed focus on developing the strategy for the long-term development of the IKO business in the UK.

Exclusive copy for Home, Designer and Architect Magazine bylined by Adrian Judd, Operations Director, Steico UK @SteicoUK

Building a healthy environment for future generations

A healthy building prioritises the health of its environment and the physical and mental health of its occupants. Healthy buildings are frequently constructed using natural materials, ensuring higher energy efficiency and overall, establishing a sustainable and resilient structure.

Transform your doors @IronmngryDirect

First impressions count! So, when it comes to a home, the front façade of the property needs to look the part with arguably the most important element being the front door.

There are a surprisingly wide range of fittings to consider; everything from door knockers and letter plates, to handles, door numbers, bell pushes and lock pulls amongst other items. It’s therefore important to achieve a harmonised look and feel by selecting quality door furniture that works well together and in a style that complements the character of the property.

NE housebuilder puts CoreHaus on the national map @HomesByCarlton @CoreHausNB @Fusion21SocEnt

An ambitious North East housebuilder is showcasing the benefits of an innovative modular building design on the national stage.

Newton Aycliffe-based Homes by Carlton has been trialling the new-style design, CoreHaus, on several local housing developments in a bid to slash build costs, reduce the amount of time spent on site and lessen the impact on the environment.

The firm’s MD, Simon Walker, has now embarked on a mission to spread the word about CoreHaus outside of the region – with his first port of call the recent HOMES UK conference in London, where he was one of the keynote speakers. The flagship event brought together more than 6,000 professionals from the UK’s housing sector to discuss how to design, build and manage high-quality homes in sought-after communities across the country.


Homebase, one of the UK’s leading home improvement and garden retailers, has launched its new own brand paint range – Homebase Paint. This launch is the latest innovation from the retailer to make it simpler for customers to get everything they need for their home decorating projects under one roof.

Homebase Paint combines quality, innovation and value for money with ease of use, allowing everyone, even if you’ve never painted before, to transform your living space into a dream home.  The Homebase Paint range has 60 unique colours and closely reflects the latest interior trends and design themes, making it easier for customers to select and choose a colour pallet they like. 

Rooflight Manufacturers, First Glass Roofs Ltd, have reported vast growth since the start of their trading 5 years ago. @FirstGlassRoofs

The successful company is one of the only Rooflight manufacturers in the UK with a minimalist frameless design across the whole of their product range.

First Glass Roofs provides quality, bespoke, made to order Rooflight products from 12 – 14 working day lead time, as well as offering full technical and marketing support to their customers. With a variety of distributors across the UK, getting your hands on one of their products couldn’t be any easier.

Hill Farm Marina, just North of the historic market town of Stratford Upon Avon, is a stunning 50 berth marina in a rural setting on the South Stratford canal, a part of the well-known Avon Ring.

The owners of the marina recently decided to develop a casual dining venue to complement the business, and so they converted a cattle and grain store into a stunning restaurant and meeting room called ‘The View.’

Greenhouse Gardening for 2020 @Hartleybotanic

From that ideal shade to that signature shelf display, we can spend days, weeks, months and sometimes years perfecting the inside of our home.

A reflection of ourselves, the aesthetics of any home is of the utmost importance, but it shouldn’t be contained within four walls. No, the outside of our home is just as important, and recent trends show that greenhouse gardening is becoming more and more popular amongst a more diverse group of people.

Gone are the days of that small glass display tucked behind a tree at your grandparents’ home, and instead newer, striking and more visually delightful Greenhouses have taken their place. And none are better than the elegant creations at Hartley Botanic.