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Daylight on Tour: Design a Brighter Future by VELUX® Modular Skylights

Architects and window installers are invited to attend a breakfast event that challenges the use of daylight to transform homes and schools into sustainable and healthy indoor learning environments.

Hosted by roof window manufacturers VELUX®, the elite of architecture and design will discuss the findings from research by The University of Salford that natural light and fresh air can speed up learning.…

Midlands’ Engine success : A Perry & Co drives market growth with £4 million investment

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent officially opened the new modern 100,000 sq ft warehouse and manufacturing facilities at A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd, highlighting its continuing success aligned with the government’s Midlands’ Engine initiative. The new facility now gives A. Perry a total operational warehousing capacity of over 140,000 sq ft.

The plaque unveiling ceremony marked the £4 million investment by the independent, family-owned, British company, which has been established in Cradley Heath, West Midlands for the …

The Luxury Property Show is coming! London, Olympia 27-28 October

Once an investment niche, luxury property is now a rapidly growing market with recent data from Christies International Real Estate revealing the world’s top ten reported property sales were all priced above $100 million for the first time in the year to May 2017. Riding the wave of excitement surrounding this emerging market, the Luxury Property Show returns to London Olympia this Autumn – headed by ever-knowledgeable Director Eddie Sikora.

The show, now in its 11th year, runs from …


RETAIL giant Marks and Spencer has opened its new Port Glasgow store this month, thanks to the expertise of specialist retail architecture firm, LK2.

The 40,000 sq ft store – which spans two storeys – was managed by LK2’s M&S account manager and team lead, Mark Howarth, and project architect, Tom Atkinson, who both previously worked with the retailer on some of its major flagship stores overseeing extensions, interior refits and modernisation works.

As part of the scheme, LK2’s team …

Bull Products to showcase latest innovation at Fire Safety North

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is preparing to showcase a range of innovative products at Fire Safety North – an event dedicated to supporting fire and safety professionals to achieve and maintain the very highest standards of fire safety management.

Taking place from 10-11 October at EventCity in Manchester, Bull will be exhibiting at stand FS48, and will be showcasing its recently upgraded First Responder Stations.

Its First Responder Stations now incorporate an optional height-extending pole …

Garador’s Guardian Range is Secured by Design Accredited

If you are refurbishing a garage or specifying for a new build development, and expect to store lots of valuables inside, then one of Garador’s Guardian garage doors could be just right for you.

With Secured by Design (SBD) accredited products in hot demand these days, it is no shock that Garador’s Secured by Design garage doors are top sellers. The Guardian range is a collection of SBD certified up and over garage doors that have been tried and tested …

Secure a slice of rural heaven online

Lambert Smith Hampton is selling seven former reservoir sites on behalf of Severn Trent Water by online auction on 5th October 2017.

The sites, which are located in Gloucestershire, are up to 1.1 acres in size and boast a variety of views of farmland and open countryside and proximity to village settlements.

Guide prices for the sites are between £1,000 and £20,000 and, subject to planning permission, they would be suitable for conversion to residential use. All are sold with …

The EV revolution – driving towards an energy dilemma

Chris Evans, Deputy Manging Director of Rolton Group, examines the UK’s energy infrastructure given the growing electric vehicle trend across UK suburbs.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly becoming the must-have purchase for today’s green homeowner. The potential fuel savings, combined with government incentives and innovations from automotive manufacturers mean there are over 108,000 full electric or hybrid EVs on our roads, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, with more than a 20-fold increase over the past …


VELUX® has launched a new campaign aimed at educating homeowners on the benefits of replacing their old roof windows with VELUX roof windows to help them realise the potential of their homes.

Recent research by VELUX found that 1 in 8 UK homeowners are looking to replace or modernise their existing windows this year. However, many of these homeowners will be focusing on cost rather than quality when it comes to upgrading or replacing windows.…


Toilet support is more of an issue than schools realise, according to leading campaign group ERIC: 1 in 12 pupils have continence issues, and schools have a statutory duty to support them.

And its not just children with continence issues that need support: Islamic Qadaa’ al-Haajah requires washing one’s intimate parts with water after toileting, affecting a further 1 in 12 schoolchildren in England and Wales- a figure that has almost doubled in a decade .

Closomat, Britain’s leading provider …

One Creative Environments designs first ever extra care facility in the Falklands

Midlands company One Creative Environments Ltd. has been commissioned to deliver the first ever Vulnerable Persons Extra Care Facility in the Falkland Islands, following a competitive pitch.

The integrated design business, which serves UK and international clients from its Midlands HQ and London office, was selected to design and deliver the centre by the Falkland Islands Government and is now working with officers to secure planning permission.

To be located on the east side of Stanley (pop 2,800), the facility …


Two of Masthaven’s top team – CEO Andrew Bloom and Managing Director Jon Hall – will be donning shorts and moustaches to take part in the Great North Run on 10th September 2017 in Newcastle. Dressed as the 118 118 characters, Andrew and Jon will run the world’s biggest half marathon alongside 57,000 runners.

All money raised by the duo will be donated to the Gauchers Association ( a charity supporting individuals and families suffering from Gaucher disease.…


Housing providers accommodating the elderly, disabled are being offered a new solution to moving within a property.

Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of enabling solutions for disabled & elderly, offers a discreet, ceiling mounted transfer system that can enable a resident to remain in their home when their mobility is impaired. The hoist is designed so that the carer can effortlessly move them anywhere around the room, or even from one room to another, without having to manually lift them.

It …

JENSEN HUGHES Launch Aims to Significantly Help Advance the UK’s ‘Science of Safety’ Nationwide

JENSEN HUGHES, one of the world’s largest fire, forensic, security and risk engineering and consulting firms, is launching into the UK, aiming to help advance the UK and Europe’s ‘science of safety’ for both industries and individuals.  As part of its global operations expansion, the establishment of a European Headquarters in London, will help address and solve important threats and hazards where people live and work.

JENSEN HUGHES recognises the growing need in the global market for education and consultative …

Breathing Easier with Smart Technology

The revolution in indoor climate control and security spearheaded by smart technologies is the subject of a UK Construction Week seminar being given by GEZE UK’s head of window technology.

Spencer Allen for will share the spotlight with the likes of architect and television presenter George Clarke and representatives of the BRE, Carbon Trust and Sunday Times, during the showcase event, staged at the NEC Birmingham, 10 – 12 October.

He will explore the concept of smart natural air ventilation, …