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 Snows Timber has completed a major £500,000 refurbishment of its Mansfield Distribution Centre to improve efficiencies in the picking and milling of product.

A new high-speed line has been installed in the mill to increase processing capacity and the site has been reconfigured to accommodate more warehousing space and hard standing ground.

Existing office space was demolished to make room for the extension of the existing warehouse. This resulted in an additional 900m2 of space for raw materials and secure storage for products after processing in the mill.

Expensive UK renovations: how much is invested into business refurbishment projects?

The interior design and functionality of a building have great effects on the people within it. From a consumer perspective, shop features such as colour and floor plan can impact on sales, while an employee’s rate of productivity may decrease if they have to work in badly lit, uninspiring rooms.

In the UK, we’re big fans of renovating. According to the Interior Refurbishment and Fit-Out Market Report: 2014-2018, the sector was valued at more than £7.1 billion and across the country, businesses, hotels, public buildings and office spaces are continually being refurbished and updated to stay current and enhance the overall aesthetic.

Heidi Cotton celebrates 30 year C&C milestone

Chester-based C&CCatering Equipment Ltd is delighted to share and celebrate the 30th workanniversary of its Company Secretary Heidi Cotton, who recently achieved theincredible milestone with the family business.

As one of the company’s first employees, Heidi began her career with C&C attheir Bumpers Lane premises and quickly became an integral part of the team.Since then, Heidi has celebrated many milestones with the business, and is oneof the longest serving members of staff.

Geode-Style Murals that will Rock your Décor

Creators of made-to-measure wall murals, Wallsauce is pleased to announce its luxurious geode-style murals created by artists, Lara Skinner and GCC Artworks.

Geode and amethyst details have brought boho-chic style to many interiors in the past seasons, but the latest designs at Wallsauce will bring dramatic luxury that will rock your décor.

With a passion for embracing textures upon layers and forming collages, Lara’s 6-piece mural collection comprises of intricately detailed marble patterns amongst precious stone replicas. The purple-themed collection has murals that will create a beautiful feature wall in tranquil bedrooms and contemporary living rooms.

Springfield Properties appoints two new Managing Directors to support growth in Private Housing division

Springfield Properties, a leading housebuilder in Scotland offering private and affordable housing, is pleased to announce two senior appointments to newly-created Managing Director positions in its Private Housing division.

Dave Main, who has been with Springfield for almost 20 years, has been promoted from Development Manager to Managing Director for the North of Scotland (Private Housing). Peter Matthews, a former senior executive at Keepmoat Homes and Taylor Wimpey, has joined Springfield as Managing Director for Central Scotland (Private Housing).

The two new positions enhance Springfield’s management structure and support the execution of its growth strategy, which is focused on geographic expansion and progressing the development of its five Village sites. The new managing directors are responsible for expediting geographic expansion by providing a regional sales focus and increasing operational efficiency.

RINNAI A-RATED infinity range FOR a LOW NOX infinite supply of safe hot water

Available from leading manufacturer Rinnai is claimed to be the most energy efficient, low NOx and cost-effective range of A-rated water heaters across a range of load profiles compared with any other gas fired continuous flow water heaters on theUK market.

Rinnai’s HEAVY-DUTY Condensing (HDC) Infinity models

The Infinity HDC1600i, tested to below 20 ppm NOx, produces the lowest emissions on the market, with 107% net thermal efficiencies. The newly developed unit with down-firing burner allows increased efficiency.

Accoya® selected for the latest Ivy Collection restaurant opening

The Ivy Collection, a select group of upmarket restaurants, brasseries and cafes,has recently opened its latest restaurant – The Ivy in the Park, in Canada Square Park – London. The creative design was able to successfully combine quality with sustainability with the specification of world-leading,high-performance sustainable wood, Accoya® throughout the striking new build. 


A woman from Essex who has been suffering with a spinal condition for nearly 40 years is now able to move independently between floors at the touch of a button after installing a modern and stylish Stiltz Home lift.

Kim Carpenter has Degenerative Disc Disease – a condition which affects around 30 million people every year and involves the discs collapsing and causing the facet joints in the vertebrae to rub against one other causing pain and stiffness.

The 60-year-old has suffered with the back problem since the age of 22 and around eight years ago the situation became so bad that the only way she could go upstairs,was on all fours.

2019 design trends to take your garden to the next level

Whether you are looking to completely re-design your garden or simply want to update the functionality and look of your garden, has put together some of the top design trends for 2019.

From creating a space which is low maintenance to creating interesting focal points, this article will provide you with the inspiration you can use for your garden.

Stay Close and Cosy to Nature with Panasonic & the Dome Experience

The team at Panasonic have been working in collaboration with architects, engineers and local crafts people to create an unfiltered, unique and comfortable luxury living experience in bubble style Domes to bring a 180-degree transparent window to the world of nature.

Michael Be are of Finn Lough Resort is the visionary behind this unique holiday experience.  He explains: “Our aim was to be able to offer holiday makers a truly unique experience in this glorious setting, yet with minimal impact on these wonderful surroundings. We aimed to minimise the footprint of the domes, offering off grid power and heating solutions, minimal construction requirements and a design that blends into the landscape.”

PlanGrid Announces Powerful New Integration Capabilities and Expanded Partner Ecosystem

Launch of PlanGrid Connect, new product APIs and direct pre-built software integrations will strengthen collaboration between office and field

PlanGrid,the leader in construction productivity software, today announced the availability of PlanGrid Connect,an expansion of the PlanGrid API and new direct pre-built integrations,signalling a robust commitment to its partner ecosystem.


New InnerVision® steel-framed sliding doors from Crittall add a further dimension to interiors.

Creating a seamless transition between rooms, by opening or closing space is now possible with new sliding doors from Crittall’s range of Inner Vision internal screens. These bright, beautifully crafted walls of glazing will complement timeless styles of period property or contemporary homes.


  • 24% of construction workers don’t receive a gift from their boss at Christmas
  • Bosses rely on traditional gifts such as a team meal out
  • Monetary gifts were the most popular gifts that employees desire at Christmas

CHRISTMAS may be the perfect time for gift giving, however when it comes to the workplace many bosses in the construction industry aren’t rewarding or recognising their employees with a token gift, according to new research.


MACAULAY SINCLAIR has transformed part of a Grade II listed lodge building into Indian café brand Dishoom’s seventh restaurant and bar in Bridge Street in Manchester.

After three and a half years of planning, Dishoom Manchester opened on 6 December 2018 within Beaux-Arts-style building Manchester Hall, thanks to interior architecture and design studio Macaulay Sinclair, which specialises in creating exceptional spaces for the hospitality sector and has a longstanding relationship with Dishoom’s co-founders.

John Macaulay, co-director of Nottingham-based Macaulay Sinclair said: “Helping to bring Dishoom to Manchester was really exciting for us, particularly as this is the first Dishoom outside of a UK capital city.

Artificial Intelligence and Project Management – Results of a World Café

During ProMAC 2018, a conference of the Japanese Society of Project Management in Bangkok, I had the pleasure of facilitating a World Café session with the topic “Will Artificial Intelligence replace Project Managers?”. The topic is quite relevant as in social media there is a wide discussion on Artificial Intelligence (AI), whether, which, when and how it will substitute jobs. During keynotes on PM conferences the topic is addressed and this is why the participants wanted to discuss the topic and share their experiences from various industries in Europe and Asia.