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  • 54% of women have lied to their partners about the cost of home interior purchases
  • 39% of those feel no guilt whatsoever about little lies that improve the home overall

1 IN 2 women have fibbed about a home interiors purchase they have made, according to new research.

A survey of 1,017 UK adults carried out by interiors etailer,, found UK women are most likely to lie about the cost of new interior purchases, with a massive 54% confessing to having done this.

Three quarters of tenants would risk their lives by not following ‘stay put’ advice in a fire

  • Fire Door Safety Week research reveals lack of confidence in building’s ability to stop the spread of smoke and fire
  • Awareness week urges landlords and tenants to get prepared by familiarising themselves with the fire safety system of their building

Almost three quarters (72%) of flat tenants would ignore the guidance to ‘stay put’ if there was a fire in their building and their particular flat was not affected by fire or smoke, according to new research released today to launch Fire Door Safety Week (24-30th September 2018).

Focus on Landmark Buildings Leads to Significant Growth for Gilbert-Ash

Pre-tax profits increase by 50% to reach £2.1m

Leading UK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor,

Gilbert-Ash today announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017.

The results confirm a 50% increase in pre-tax profits to reach over £2m, up from £1.4m in 2016. Additionally, the contractor reported an overall turnover of £165.5m, an increase from £148m in the previous year.

Designworks launch new glow-in-the-dark mosaics.

Designworks, a supplier of high-end tiles for commercial use, is proud to introduce a brand new, exciting collection of glow-in-the-dark mosaics.

Our Fosfo tiles will inject light into a variety of spaces, be it an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, SPA or even a domestic bathroom for those looking to add a little magic into their homes. The luminescent pigments within the tiles are charged by exposure to either natural or artificial light during the day to create its stunning visual by night.

New DrainMinor from Pump Technology now with built-in carbon filter

The new DrainMinor from specialist water, wastewater and sewage pumping system suppliers, Pump Technology Ltd., features some very useful developments.

It is a self-contained, fully automatic, wastewater pumping system, suitable for domestic and commercial installations where gravity drainage is not possible. It is extremely compact – 380mm L x 290mm W x 322mm H – and will pump wastewater from locations such as sinks, wash basins, domestic dishwashers and washing machines.


Missing People charity links up with The IPG to use its network of over 200 local independent businesses to help bring missing children home

Independent merchants have joined the vital search for missing children across the UK as part of a partnership between The IPG and Missing People.

The IPG are a membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. Through their network of local, independent businesses they have a presence in over 200 locations across the country so are well-placed to support with Missing People’s ongoing battle locating missing children.

The Leaders Romans Group proves its continued success with sixth business acquisition of 2018

The Leaders Romans Group (LRG) announces its sixth business acquisition this year, as it completes on the Worthing and Bognor Regis lettings portfolios of South Coast-based agency, Glyn-Jones and Company.

Both lettings portfolios will now be managed by the Leaders offices in Worthing and Bognor Regis with all Glyn-Jones lettings staff transferring to the respective Leaders offices, continuing to serve their landlords and tenants. Owned by Ben Glyn-Jones, the remaining Glyn-Jones business will continue to operate lettings in Rustington and Littlehampton and a sales services across the whole business.

Panasonic to Highlight Innovation at Chillventa 2018

  • Combined gas and electric Hybrid VRF
  • Introducing new CO2 Condensing Units
  • Full Switch to R32

 Panasonic has announced that it will be exhibiting at Chillventa in Nuremberg, Germany on 16-18th October 2018. Panasonic will be in Hall 4, booth 311 with an array of new and innovative heating, cooling and refrigeration solutions.

This year, Panasonic continues to celebrate its 100-year company anniversary and 60 years since the launch of its first air-conditioning product. Highlighting the expertise and high regard for environmental awareness that has brought Panasonic to this point, it will preview a range of innovative and sustainable solutions for the residential and commercial HVAC markets.


Sliding and folding door manufacturer – P C Henderson – is pleased to launch a new Rustic 80 Soft Close system to further enhance the sophistication of its popular selling Rustic 80 barn door hardware.

The Rustic Soft Close is a high quality accessory which catches the door in its final moments of travel (80mm) and gently pulls the door into its final position, preventing slamming and adding to the overall longevity of the core product.