Category Archives: News

Autumn tips to prepare your garden for the winter

As the weather starts to change and the nights draw in, it is time to get your garden ready for the winter months. This time of year is all about creating an easy to maintain outdoor space and to protect your outdoor space from the elements.

Garden specialists Oeco Garden Rooms have put together a handy guide to autumn gardening and how to keep your garden looking great throughout the cooler months.

Time to Bring Policy Agenda for ‘Later Living Housing’ Out of Retirement @Bidwells

It appears that there is a bewildering gap between the supply and demand of retirement housing. Research by property consultants Bidwells shows there is a current demand for 30,000 new rental retirement homes but only 2,000 have been built. The number for sale is marginally better with a requirement for 30,000 and have built 8,000.

As attitudes towards senior and retirement living are changing, Mike Derbyshire, Head of Planning at Bidwells goes into some of the reasons why it is time to bring policy agenda for senior living housing, out of retirement:

The sign of things to come @BritSafe

News that London’s homebuyers are being offered 20 per cent discounts for homes in polluted streets is a wakeup call for us all. It reflects the magnitude of the problem and the extent to which it affects every aspect of our lives.

Matthew Holder, Head of Campaigns, British Safety Council, said: “If air pollution is damaging house prices, imagine how it’s affecting the health of people who work outside in the most polluted parts of our cities. Thousands of people, from construction workers to couriers, work in illegal levels of air pollution day after day.”

Siltbuster Strengthens in Scotland @Siltbuster

The Siltbuster Group – Siltbuster and Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS), the UK’s leading water treatment specialist, has announced two strategic hires in Scotland, as it looks to grow its presence within the country. It welcomes a new Technical Sales Engineer and a new Field Engineer to its expanding workforce, underpinning faster response times throughout the region.

Drake Meikle has been appointed as Technical Sales Engineer – Scotland, bringing with her years of environmental and process engineering experience, as well as significant industrial, municipal and construction sector knowledge. These skills make her ideally placed to promote the unique scientific processes behind Siltbuster’s products and solutions, and help Scottish businesses stay compliant when it comes to their water treatment processes.

’The Rise of Aluprof in the UK’ @Aluprof_UK

An interview with Wojciech Brozyna Managing Director of Aluprof UK Limited

Established in the UK in 2006, Aluprof has grown in the UK to become one of the major players in the UK facade industry.  With so many active facade systems companies operating in the UK, how did Aluprof succeed in taking a sizeable portion of the UK market?  Wojciech Brozyna, MD of Aluprof UK, answers some of these questions:

So why break into the UK market when it was so well-established back in 2006?

“In Poland we have always viewed the UK as a challenge for us, we knew that it would not be easy to set up and gain projects from a virtually unknown system such as ours.  We had the benefit of logistics behind us, as we were already exporting from Poland to several other European countries and  believed we had a good grasp of product delivery, offering an on time and complete order fulfilment.  Added to the logistics, we had won several awards for our systems in Poland and believed that our product range could take on any other system currently available in the European market at that time.

Investerge, ‘The Real Estate’ to launch their new digital marketplace at the Property Investor show @investerge

The business was announced just 3 months ago by Richard Jacques, the ex-Lettings Director of Purplebricks and will be launching its full range of services at the Property Investor Show

Richard Jacques said:

Investerge is ready to welcome investors, brokers and agents via our new online platform. We have been working flat out to deliver the tech and we are incredibly excited to offer a special preview of the new interactive website at the show’’

A New Link to Fire Safety @GEZE_UK

GEZE UK is launching a new product which links control units for smoke and heat extraction providing a cost-effective and easy-to-install solution that boosts fire safety.

The THZ Link offers customers more choice and works by connecting control units for vents or zones around a building, providing a modular solution that can be extended to link growing numbers of control units which can be added when required.

Fully tested to VdS 2581 and VdS 2593, the THZ Link also complies with EN 12101 Part 9  and Part 10  and provides complete flexibility for use in both new developments and older buildings.

Aggregate Industries lays landmark millionth tonne on A14 project @AggregateUK

Leading construction and infrastructure player Aggregate Industries, working in collaboration with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, has laid its millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.

The achievement coincides with the project’s designated, on-site asphalt plant producing its 350,000th tonne for use on the improvement scheme. In addition to this, 150,000 tonnes of asphalt has been provided from Aggregate Industries’ plants at Bardon Hill, Peterborough and Purfleet, and in excess of 500,000 tonnes of Cement Bound Granular Mixtures (CBGM) has been manufactured and placed.


A NORTH EAST award-winning architecture practice is designing for its future growth, with the appointment of a leading landscape architect.

Space Architects, based at Benton Park Road, Newcastle, has a long-standing reputation for delivering creative projects across a wide range of sectors.

And the company will now be offering clients the opportunity to benefit from environmental design, with the arrival of Nick Jaszynksi as a director.

Nick, who has more than 20 years’ experience working across the UK in both private practices and local authorities, will be bringing his skills in environmental and urban design to Space.