GEZE UK’s entrance for the Whitworth Gallery is a work of art

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When the Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, launched an architectural competition for its extension, it wanted a design that would make its important collection accessible to a wider range of visitors and re-establish the relationship with its grounds, home of England’s first gallery in a park.

The winning design, by McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA), is both sensitive and inspirational – glass, stainless steel and brick have been married with the Grade II listed building to create an …

Air Pollution High on the Agenda

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With air pollution hitting the headlines and London’s new mayor pledging hard hitting measures for cleaner air, GEZE UK is urging retailers, architects and specifiers to “do your bit” when specifying entrance systems to keep pollution ‘out’ and the benefits of air conditioning ‘in’.

As the primary sponsor of the Close the Door Campaign, GEZE UK is keen for retailers to “help themselves, customers and the wider public” by keeping shop doors closed as we move into the heady summer …


Mark Plowman

Milton-Keynes based Storey Homes has appointed Mark Plowman, formerly of Crest Nicholson, as its new Construction Manager to oversee all its residential developments. Mark will also help identify new land investment opportunities, oversee all sub-contractors, materials and on-site Health & Safety, and work to recruit construction site staff in line with the company’s growing business model.

Mark who started his career as a bricklayer, has been in the construction industry for over 34 years. He has worked on numerous developments …

VELUX® REWARDS INSTALLERS FOR CHOOSING DAYLIGHT — £100 reward for each VELUX INTEGRA® roof window purchased —


Window installers across the UK and Ireland can claim £100 worth of rewards, redeemable at top brand retailers and restaurants, every time they buy a VELUX INTEGRA® solar or electric roof window in September and October.

The latest installer offer from VELUX rewards customers with £100 for each VELUX INTEGRA® solar or electric roof window purchased, which are ideal for out-of-reach spots and perfect for flat roof extensions. The rewards can be redeemed at M&S, Argos, Pizza Express, …

Get Spaced Out With Garador Sectional Garage Doors!


There was a time when the standard plot for a house was a quarter of an acre. Those were the days! we are all trying to make the most of small spaces.

One great way to give yourself more space is with a Garador Sectional Garage Door. Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer now offers an exciting range of vertical lift doors to maximise drive way space.

These advanced sectional garage doors are constructed in precision engineered horizontal sections which …

PPC remedies poorly painted floor

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The Preparation Group’s contracting division, PPC, specialists in solutions for surface preparation, removal and finishing, were contracted to help refurbish the Sobraon Barracks storeroom. The team used its heavy duty Terrco® 701-S Grinding & Polishing machine to remove layers of old floor paint that hadn’t adhered properly, because the original background surface hadn’t been correctly prepared.…



Bigger is better – especially when it comes to the best furniture and furnishing exhibition in the UK.

With more stand space and more exhibitors for 2017, the January Furniture Show will showcase everything from cabinet furniture, upholstery and beds to soft furnishings, flooring and giftware across the five jam packed halls.


The four-day show which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is a must attend event for designers, architects and specifiers …