Category Archives: News

Alderley Park Sports Complex opens to public @Pozzoni_Arch

A striking new gym and sports complex in Cheshire has recently been unveiled and is welcoming its first wave of energetic visitors.

Designed by Pozzoni Architecture on behalf of property developers Bruntwood SciTech, the £4m Alderley Park Sports Complex boasts a range of modern indoor and outdoor facilities, within the landscaped grounds of Alderley Park near Alderley Edge.

Operated by a local charitable trust, Everybody Sport & Recreation, the 2000sq.m leisure complex opened its doors to the public at the end of 2019. The modern building features a 4-court sports hall, a large fitness suite, a large group exercise studio along with a dedicated Group Cycle studio.

Simply Loft can make your dream come true with their new financial scheme. @SimplyLoft

Whether you have outgrown your family home or long for more space, Simply Loft can make your dream come true with their new financial scheme.

Simply Loft, the leading builder of loft conversions across London and the Midlands, have announced they are now a registered Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) credit broker.

For their customers, this means they can now spread the cost of half of their new loft conversion with one of Simply Loft’s two financial schemes. To date, those looking to expand their family home have habitually relied upon the onerous re-mortgaging of their property.

Hounsfield Boilers shortlisted for best British boiler @AHounsfield

Leading Suffolk-based oil boiler manufacturer, Hounsfield Boilers, has made the shortlist for a prominent national award. The H&V News Awards showcase the very best products within the heating and ventilation industry and Hounsfield’s revolutionary Tuscan wall mounted oil boiler is up for ‘Domestic HVAC Product of the Year: Boilers and Heaters’. The winner of the award will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 30 April 2020.

New research finds barriers to uptake of construction tech @procoretech

New research finds contractors are most concerned with maintaining a safe construction site (66%), attracting and retaining skilled labour (57%) and maximising productivity (52%).

The survey identifies how the construction industry is tapping into technology to help plan, build and maintain assets in the built environment.

But numbers show that the industry is not addressing two of its top three concerns. Less than half of those focused on attracting and retaining skilled labour adopt software to meet this need, and only 40.5% of respondents use construction software to maximise field productivity. Instead, software is mostly selected for its ability to impact financial, scheduling, and reputational needs.

ZEST 4 LEISURE DEBUTS AT THE JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW @Zest4Leisure

Timber furniture and decorative garden products specialist, Zest 4 Leisure is making its debut at the January Furniture Show (Hall 3 / H52) with a range of dining and leisure sets, benches and swings, ideal for outdoors, garden rooms and summer houses. The products are all made from responsibly sourced timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC C114990). The dining and leisure sets on the stand feature sustainably sourced Jatoba wood, which is both fantastically durable and has a rich reddish colour, making the range particularly distinctive.

Established in the garden and leisure sector, where it supplies many of the leading UK garden centres, Zest 4 Leisure is keen to extend its reputation for high quality furniture into High Street and department store retail, online furniture retail and the specification sector. Its product range combines high end-design and manufacturing quality with affordable pricing, extensive marketing support for retail customers and a home delivery service for online retailers.

OZ Lifting to Show New Davit Cranes at MODEX @OZLifting

OZ Lifting Products LLC will show its new Tele-Pro davit cranes at MODEX show (Booth 7947) on March 9-12, 2020 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer is making its debut at the event, having exhibited at sponsor MHI’s other trade show, ProMat, which is staged in Chicago on alternate years. The patent-pending Tele-Pro davit crane allows users to leverage the benefits of other lifting technologies in its range, while telescoping the boom in and out under load.

ProPlex FOH Friend™ – Programming Time Just Got More Productive!

The ProPlex FOH Friend, a new and unique addition to TMB’s award-winning ProPlex Data Distribution product range, will be introduced at Winter NAMM 2020.

Designed by professionals, for professionals, the FOH Friend is an entirely new, unique device which resolves the following everyday issue frequently faced by media, lighting and audio programmers:  During rehearsals, while busy programming to tracks saved on their laptops, programmers often need to switch over to the primary “live” feeds from the stage.  Absent the FOH Friend, this requires unplugging and plugging of cables, with all the associated inconvenience and potential malfunctions.  The FOH Friend elegantly solves this problem by allowing instant switching between two timecode and two audio sources!  This durable, compact unit also features extra timecode outputs, plus independently adjustable headphone and audio outputs.  A great help during programming and rehearsals, this one-of-a-kind device really is a Front of House Friend!

Unique design and unrivalled fire protection with Lunax doors

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain will be showcasing its advanced Lunax door system at the prestigious [email protected] exhibition in London later this month.

The Lunax system perfectly meets the growing architectural trend of combining building transparency with aesthetic design and high safety standards.

Vetrotech is an international leader in the development, manufacture and sales of high-performance life-safety glass products and systems for the building and marine sectors.

New year, new Managing Director @ipg_the

The IPG, the largest and fastest-growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, has today announced the appointment of its new Managing Director, Glenn Fisher.

Glenn will be taking over the helm from current Founder and Chairman Robin Beal, who founded The IPG on a passion for supporting small, independent businesses. Since its creation, The IPG has gone from strength to strength and is now working with an extensive supplier network and has over 200 member locations nationwide.