Category Archives: News

Smart Move: Bi-Fold Doors

Due to their aesthetically pleasing design and various other benefits that bi-fold doors bring to a property, their popularity is continuing to increase. The bi-fold doors market is expected to grow by 7% each year until 2020. Due to their impeccable design and security, it is likely their popularity will continue to soar for years after. It is no surprise that the bi-fold doors market is so healthy as studies show that they are an important aspect which new homebuyers’ value above a conservatory or new kitchen. Bi-fold doors are a smart move to make in both residential and commercial properties; their installation brings benefits ranging from increased property value, to modernising design and boosted security.  

Shop, eat and have fun with Schiedel

Schiedel is giving something back to its customers with its new Loyalty Points System. Accrued for installs using Schiedel’s range of flues, chimneys, stoves, fire chests and ancillary products, points can be redeemed against vouchers usable at thousands of shops, eateries and attractions throughout the UK.

Every time a Schiedel product is installed, customers simply need to register the project on dedicated website, Points will be allocated for each install and once 25 points have been earned (easily achieved in as few as four or five installations) they can be exchanged for Love2Shop vouchers, which are valid at over 20,000 retail, food and entertainment outlets throughout the UK; including Boots, Gap, Pizza Express, Alton Towers and many more.

Your One-Stop-Shop for New Contacts & Thought Leadership in the Construction Sector

Over the past thirteen years, Kent Construction EXPO has developed an enviable reputation as the South East’s most important gathering of construction professionals, contractors, and specialist suppliers.

As a unique collaboration between Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Kent County Council and Medway Council, this major annual event delivers a multi-track conference programme alongside the South East’s largest exhibition of construction suppliers: providing a unique opportunity for the industry to come together for an unmissable day of learning, networking and doing business.

V4 Wood Flooring has opened the doors of its new £3 million design centre in Woking

The innovative and exciting 6,000 sq. ft ‘V4 World’ enables the company to showcase its luxury flooring products and wall panels to customers, architects, specifiers and designers in settings that demonstrate how the products can give homes the wow-factor.

It also features the innovative and on-trend Concreate floor and wall panels and the Panneau decorative wooden wall panel collection, both of which are a favourite of interior designers.

Walton Flooring Centre

Walton Flooring Centre has been successfully installing all types of floor coverings for their domestic customers for over eight years now, operating from five stores, across the North West. However, the domestic market has seen a slight downturn so the business has responded to this by strategically developing their commercial offer, spreading their risk so they can continue to expand.

Walton Flooring Centre is set to see 50% of its business come from their commercial contracts in 2019, with some of these contracts lasting between three to five years. They find themselves not only fitting flooring in homes but also in hotels, restaurants, for property developers and the public sector and have been working with companies including Magenta, Cobalt, Impel Construction and Countryside Properties.

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.

Date confirmed for this year’s Quayside Seaside @esh_group

Work is due to start on Newcastle’s river bank on May 14 as the popular Quayside Seaside attraction is set to return for the seventh year running.

The later date for this year comes as a result of the Heineken Champions Cup Final fan-zone that will occupy the area on the weekend of May 10 & 11.

Esh Civils, the civil engineering division of Esh Construction has been assigned the task of installing a host of summery commodities that includes 350 tonnes of sand, 5 candy-striped beach huts, 50 deck chairs, a climbing wall, and palm trees that will run alongside the River Tyne. This year, a children’s playground equipped with a slide and fireman’s pole will add to the fun.


Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to London’s ExCeL from 4 – 12 May 2019. This inspiring event promises to break through the conventional limitations in home building to offer visitors the chance to discover the very latest innovations in home design and decor, explore current trends, preview new products and find brands not found on the high street. Based around the concept of the Channel 4 TV series, and headed-up by design maestro Kevin McCloud, the event will be packed with over 500 exhibitors, spanning across five different sectors; Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors.

RSS Tests Lifting Beams at Waste-to-Energy Site

Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) will test 24 jibs and runway beams, in addition to related hoists, during three site visits at the Wheelabrator Parc Adfer facility in Flintshire, North Wales this month (April), ahead of commencement of waste-to-energy operations later in the year. A major challenge separated the project from other similar testing works.

Eventually, post-recycled waste will be treated to create energy and recyclables, providing clean, sustainable energy for more than 30,000 local homes. Operations and associated activities will rely on a variety of overhead lifting equipment, including the aforementioned beams, the final six of which were still being installed at the time of going to press.

Celebrating the Best in Scottish architecture

GEZE UK is to sponsor the prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards Dinner for the fifth consecutive year.

The glittering event, showcases the best of Scottish architecture and will take place at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, on 30 May.

A total of 82 entries have now been shortlisted to 19 projects which must go head-to-head in order to win accolades for architectural achievement.

Cosentino to Sponsor Clerkenwell Design Week 21 – 23 May 2019

The global leader in the production and distribution of surfaces for the world of architecture and design, the Cosentino Group is delighted to announce that once again it will be sponsoring Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), the UK’s leading independent design festival.  This is the third year that Cosentino has been one of the top sponsors for the event, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the design industry.


Roof window manufacturer VELUX® has been awarded “Best Services Product” at this year’s Housebuilder Product Awards for its innovative smart home technology product, VELUX ACTIVE.

Recognising the impact products have on the health and well-being of homeowners, the “Best Services Product” category also looks at market potential and the benefits the product can offer house builders.


The StoVentec Glass Rainscreen System supplied by Sto UK was chosen for a museum collections centre extension project in Edinburgh, thanks to its outstanding aesthetic properties and its durable nature. The black infused colour StoVentec Glass was installed on the new extension to the National Museums Collection Centre in Granton, Edinburgh.

“We were looking for a rainscreen cladding system that would help harmonize the new extension with the existing building, and the StoVentec Glass system offered the perfect solution, explains Francesco Di Domenico of Edinburgh-based Hypostyle Architects. “The original building features blue engineering bricks with a stacked bond. Rather than attempt to recreate that appearance, we wanted the look of the extension to be different, and yet sympathetic at the same time, and by using the StoVentec Glass panels in a staggered configuration we were able to achieve that.

Aquarea J Generation with R32 Delivers Most Efficient Comfort to Date

Panasonic has introduced its most efficient Aquarea range to date. The new Aquarea J Generation scores highly on energy efficiency, design and comfort with new features that deliver benefits for both residential and commercial customers.

Mediaworks Named as Digital Partner for Home Group

Mediaworks’ growth over the past 12 months has seen nothing but incredible growth with outstanding financial results, a new office relocation and a host of new national and international clients. However, their latest collaboration is one of their most special, with the No.1 Independent Agency in the North East coming together to work with North East based social enterprise Home Group on the design of their website user experience.

Recently announced as the sixteenth largest company in the North East, the housing and social enterprise is one of the largest UK providers of high-quality housing, health and social care. They enlisted Mediaworks to ensure their digital presence online was as effective as their offline brand.