Category Archives: Industry News

Blue Cross Centre Awash with Dulux Trade Colour

Dulux Trade has brought a splash of colour to the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, brightening up its bi-colour play barn with colours specified by the paint manufacturer’s Commercial Design Service.



Home lifts specialist Stiltz Lifts recently installed one of their innovative and unique lifts for a retired couple that specifically wanted to ‘future proof’ their home. Although neither had any mobility issues, they were both conscious that, at some point in the future, the stairs in their home may become a challenge.

Mr. and Mrs. Flash share a four bedroom detached house in Middlesex which they love. They felt the genuine possibility of having to move to a bungalow or …

SimpsonHaugh and Partners has completed a £28million landmark housing development for South Kilburn in north-west London.

Queen’s Park Place provides 144 ‘tenure-blind’ homes in a 16,000sqm scheme of three buildings for Bouygues Development and Londonewcastle. A key project in the South Kilburn Regeneration Area, the high quality development deals skillfully with a difficult site bounded by the West Coast Mainline train route to the north and a busy arterial traffic route to the west.

Rising from five to eight storeys, the design provides a gateway marker for South Kilburn at the corner of Salusbury Road and …

McBains Cooper welcomes Apple to Battersea Power Station

Apple’s recent announcement that it is to create a spectacular new headquarters at Battersea Power Station has been welcomed by leading interdisciplinary property consultants McBains Cooper, which is advising the banks behind the £9 billion redevelopment of the iconic building.

The iPhone and iPad maker’s plan to move 1,400 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls “a new Apple campus” at the Grade II* listed former electricity generator, gives the whole project a vital lift …


When starting out on a new construction project you will want to be sure that the correct fire safety standards are in place from the outset.

As one of the leaders in construction site safety equipment, Bull Products’ has just launched its Fire 360° service for construction companies, starting with a free site survey.

Fire 360° is a twelve-step plan to provide companies with an effective and comprehensive fire strategy.  From an initial enquiry to Bull Products, a BAFE …


Bull Products’ Cygnus wireless fire alarm system has been specified and installed so far on seven Crossrail projects in London and several miles of track.  The installations include bespoke solutions such as emergency exit signal systems mostly operating underground.

Developed and designed specifically for use on construction sites, the Cygnus wireless fire alarm system is ideal for the Crossrail project as it has the most effective radio of any wireless fire alarm system.

The new Elizabeth line, which will emerge …

Imerys Roof Tiles

With increasing demand and limited availability of many popular concrete roof tiles, which is creating protracted delays within the constuction market, particularly housebuilders who cannot afford to miss planned site completion dates has become a major issue for all concerned.

Imerys Roof Tiles are the market leader in France and have become a significant supplier of quality natual clay roof tiles throughout the UK for over 25 years.

Imerys are fortunately in a strong position to provide alternative ex-stock solutions …


One of the key spectator stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground is currently under a two-stage development programme and during construction works, Bull Products is providing its Cygnus wireless fire alarm systems.

The Warner Stand which was built in 1958, is being replaced with a new stand with seating for 2,656 spectators with improved sight lines to the pitch and at the same time incorporating a new restaurant, three bars and catering facilities. The sustainable design features ground source heat pumps, …

Kawneer window passes CWCT test with flying colours

The AA®720 tilturn window from Kawneer has now passed a CWCT Sequence B test.

An AA®720 tilturn window from leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has justified the UK manufacturer’s faith in it by romping through an extreme weather test.

The CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology) Standard Test Method for Building Envelopes: December 2005 was actually being carried out by UKAS-accredited testing house Wintech on a 6300mm x 8000mm high sample size of Kawneer’s AA®100 and


Since its launch six months ago the Solar Sensor LED light from Bright Spark Solar has proved to be extremely popular with home owners and businesses alike.

A business in Hampshire which stocks the new solar light has been so impressed with the product that they have chosen to use it to light up their own premises’ signage.

APM Supplies of Stockbridge has found the Solar Sensor LED light to be almost the perfect product, Jim Liddiard, Retail Manager commenting, …


Sentinel Systems, a specialist in vehicle safety solutions, continues to develop its range of reversing safety systems as part of its commitment to protecting the fleet industry.

This past year has seen companies and authorities face avoidable fines and prosecution for accidents involving LGVs, which have resulted in injuries, deaths and damage to third party property, where preventative measures have not been taken.

Sentinel’s reversing radar systems have proved to be a very beneficial aid for many companies across a …

NHBC Standards 2017 now freely available for UK house builders

NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has today launched the latest edition of its Standards for the house-building industry.

For 80 years, NHBC Standards have been the go-to source for trusted technical guidance for the house-building sector, and are consistently developed, reviewed and revised to support the industry to maintain and improve quality standards.

NHBC Standards 2017 includes a number of important technical updates and revisions, including the new Chapter 6.11 Render and

Garador’s Precision Engineered Door is also Fastest to Fit

Garador has been manufacturing  Britain’s top-selling Up and Over garage doors for over half a century.

It’s Up and Over garage doors are a clear favourite with builders throughout the UK thanks to a series of reliable, secure and precision engineered designs. But the often less talked about benefit of the up and over garage door is the quick and hassle free installation process. A canopy gear door with steel frame can be fitted behind the brickwork with as little …

Cushman & Wakefield appointed as King’s Cross valuers

London, November 4th, 2016 – King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has appointed Cushman & Wakefield as valuation agents for its 67-acre development next to the famous London station following a competitive pitch.

The appointment as valuer reinforces Cushman & Wakefield’s position as one of the key advisors at King’s Cross the largest mixed-use, single-ownership development in Central London for 150 years. Cushman & Wakefield’s decade-long association with the scheme includes its ongoing role as joint office …

Stay Warm, Stay Dry With Snickers Underwear This Winter.

Dressing in ‘Layers’ is a top priority for keeping you comfortable on site.

 Snickers Workwear is pioneering the design and development of amazing ‘First Layer’ underwear that will keep your body dry and comfortable throughout your working day.

There’s long and short sleeve T-shirts, Long Johns, Stretch Shorts, Micro Fleece Pullovers and Socks. All the garments work with highly effective fabrics that transport moisture and sweat away from your body to keep you warm and dry all day long.

The …