P C Henderson’s Flagship Product Specified for Modern Home Renovation in Belgium

Meca Welding, a small family run Blacksmith company based in Belgium, has recently specified P C Henderson’s Securefold folding door hardware for the renovation of a pool house at a residential property in Shilde, Belgium.

Specialising in the creation of wrought iron windows and doors – Meca Welding worked with the owners of the property to specify an exterior folding door solution for the property. The project brief required a system which could be fully opened during the warmer months and securely closed off during the winter – whilst also considering the architectural style and design aesthetics of the building.

Preparing your garden for Spring

As the winter weather starts to subside, it is time to get your garden ready for the start of the new season. Spring is the best time of year to get your garden ready for the summer months, and garden specialists www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk have put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of your garden this spring.

Centor named ‘Best of the Best’ in Red Dot Design Awards 2019

Centor is celebrating worldwide recognition of its luxurious S4 Screen and Shade System after winning a Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ Award in the internationally respected German design competition.

Launched in early 2019, Centor’s S4 Screen and Shade System enables homeowners with large door openings to enjoy the luxury of inside-outside living without any of the traditional compromises, thanks to its carefully considered design and unobtrusive presence.


• The average dog is left home alone for 6 hours a day
• 65% of dog owners leave the heating on for their pet while they’re out
• 15% of owners believe their dog has a favourite TV show

DOGS IN the UK and Ireland are living the life of riley, being spoilt with access to heating, radio and even TV whilst their owners are out of the house, a new study has found.

A survey of 1,002 British and Irish dog owners conducted by heating oil supplier, SuperSaverOil.com has revealed that the average dog is left home alone for six hours a day – but owners are treating their pets to little luxuries to make up for this.

Thermal Economics Wins a Second Barratt Developments Award for Supplier Excellence

This year is already off to a flying start for Thermal Economics and it is delighted to announce that it is one of the winners of the Supplier Excellence Award at the Barratt Developments Supplier Conference 2019. Achieving the Gold level of recognition with the Supply Chain Sustainability School was a key contributing factor to this win. Barratt Developments has over 160 group construction materials suppliers signed up as members to the Supply Chain Sustainability School. With some great competition in the market, this was a fantastic win for Thermal Economics.

Building Projects Group appointed as contractor for ‘vital’ next stage of building development for North West charity

  • Reuben’s Retreat appoints Hadfield-based contractor to deliver next three stages of work at the 1.63-acre retreat

Charity Reuben’s Retreat has appointed Hadfield-based Building Projects Group Ltd to undertake the next stage in the development of the charity’s forever home.

Reuben’s Retreat aims to help families who have children with a life threatening or life limiting illness, or those who have lost a child, offering support in a number of ways. Building Projects Group has now begun work on phases four, five and six at the Retreat. The three phases, which are part of a 10 phase, multi-million pound project, will include a hydro suite, a sensory play and movie room, offices and fully accessible changing facilities.

P C Henderson Release New Husky Soft Stop Sliding Door Hardware

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest innovative hardware solution to the market. The company’s new Husky Soft Stop product caters for sliding doors weighing up to 100kg and comes complete with dual soft close and open – providing a next generation product to the company’s existing Husky sliding system.

P C Henderson’s existing Husky sliding system has become renowned in the industry as a reliable, cost effective sliding door solution for interior applications. The company has built on this success by developing Husky Soft Stop – a far superior version of the product boasting a built in dual soft close and opening mechanism.

Script&Go launches a major update to its Site Diary app which includes a task/allocations feature at Scotland Build

Script&Go has unveiled a major overhaul of its Site Diary app with the inclusion of an integrated task/allocations feature which allow user to create tasks and report progress on a task with the diary.

A common complaint we heard in the industry is that information about a task is often repeated in the diary, which leads to duplication of work and a loss of time.

The update is first of its kind to integrate diary and task management, allowing users to create and add information about a task (such as manpower, equipment/plant and materials) and assign it to people involved in the project. When reporting progress on a task, the diary form will be automatically filled with all the task info which will make for quick report and no additional work to fill the entire form.

Kalvebod Fælled School

State school, Copenhagen, Denmark

Architects: Lundgaard & Traneberg Arkitekter A/S

Perforated facade decorates innovative school building

When constructing Kalvebod Fælled School, the objective was to create a balanced atmosphere of school and leisure time for both children and adults, with the focus on learning and activities. This ambition has been achieved by a stunning circular construction with a gymnasium at the heart of the building.

Advanced Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Installation of its 100th Panel on London Underground

The 100th fire alarm control panel, from global leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of intelligent fire systems, Advanced, has been installed on the London Underground. The UK-based manufacturer is celebrating its 20th year in business with more than 60 Tube stations now protected by its industry-leading fire systems.


Visitors attending the Homebuilding and Renovating Show will get the opportunity to see one of the newest innovations to hit the home improvement market in years.

Domestic lifts specialist Stiltz Homelifts will be exhibiting its new range of elegant and contemporary through-the-floor homelifts at the event which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham from March 28-31.

Signbox raises the bar code with a show-stopping LED illumination installation at One Bartholomew

Signbox, the award-winning signage pioneer, has transformed a complex neon bar code wall art concept into a show-stopping LED illumination installation at One Bartholomew, an iconic new Grade A office building in Barts Square in the City of London.

Commissioned to deliver a CAT A signage project by architect, Sheppard Robson, on behalf of contractor, Mace Group, Signbox went on to devise a compelling solution for the architect’s ambitious bar code scheme that would create an exhilarating visual impact within the building’s vast, double-height reception space.

Building in Style with Solid-Core Worktops

Housebuilders are increasingly specifying solid-core laminate kitchen worktops to provide the statement looks and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional solid surfaces like marbles, granites and timbers.

Nick Jones, Head of UK Sales, for leading worktop manufacturer Wilsonart UK says, “Zenith has pioneered thin solid-core laminates in the UK.  Launched back in 2016 the brand growth has been exponential with growth now starting to come through housebuilders, kitchen furniture manufacturers and OEM worktop providers identifying with the genuine USPs the product offers.”      

Esh Group launches group-wide brand refresh to mark 20th anniversary

Esh Group has unveiled a modernised logo and brand refresh to mark its 20th birthday.

The modernisation of Esh’s brand is one part of a group-wide improvement programme which includes investment in new technology and a redesigned digital platform.

This marks a key milestone for the construction leader, who provides contracting services to a wide range of private and public sector clients, as it continues to reinforce its market position in the North East and expand its operations in Yorkshire and The Humber.

Lee Wilcox, 34-year-old CEO of On The Tools, was recognised as one of Maserati’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs in a list published by The Sunday Times on Sunday 17th March.

Maserati was founded over 100 years ago by the Maserati brothers who were entrepreneurs and innovators of their era. Alfieri Maserati and his brothers were passionate about nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and began the journey of Maserati 100 in 2014 by highlighting and empowering like-minded business professionals.

Now in its fifth year, Maserati is pleased to continue celebrating entrepreneurship today with partner The Sunday Times. The theme of Maserati 100 2019 is ‘innovators’, and the judge panel were set out to recognise entrepreneurs who have had a big idea and converted it into a successful business.