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INTRODUCING AVOBAR

An all-avocado dining concept in Henrietta Street, featuring flooring from Havwoods

The first of its kind, Avobar is situated in Covent Garden and is London’s first dedicated avocado bar. Expertly designed by the team at DesignLSM, the brief involved creating a space that is both eclectic and ‘insta-worthy’. Adorned with sumptuous fresh produce and framed by stunning botanical backdrops, the restaurant embraces the beauty of nature with a contemporary design aesthetic that makes Avobar one of the most exciting new additions to London’s thriving social dining scene. Taking inspiration from the laid-back Californian lifestyle, the design features a relaxed, neutral colour palette with distressed white timbers, a range of woven textiles and statement wood flooring from Havwoods.

OFFICE SPACE IN TOWN LAUNCHES HIGH-SPEC SERVICED OFFICE INSPIRED BY HAPPINESS BLACKFRIARS @ 22 TUDOR STREET

Superior new development boasts stunning interiors and individually designed conferencing facilities plus five floors of offices, breakout areas and community kitchens

Now possible to make bookings to take space in what will be one of London’s iconic serviced offices

Office Space in Town, one of the UK’s leading serviced office providers, today announces the launch of its latest stunning serviced office development at 22 Tudor Street, in the heart of London’s prestigious Midtown district. The building is currently undergoing an extensive £8.5 million refurbishment and will be converted into an affordable high-end serviced office, which will be open to tenants from June 2019.

P C Henderson Expands its Range of Sliding Barn Door Style Hardware

P C Henderson has this month introduced a number of new additions to its range of Rustic sliding barn door hardware – including a new top mounted version and a new ‘antique rust effect’ finish.

The new Rustic Top Mount offers a stylish, contemporary twist on the company’s classic Rustic 80 system with its matt black hangers being mounted to the top of the door. The company has also introduced a new ‘antique rust effect’ finish to its classic Rustic 80 system to further complement the range. 

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 secures deal with The IPG

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join The IPG; the UK’s largest and fastest growing membership group of independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists.

The IPG was founded on the belief that independent merchants should have a better voice in today’s market, and a better opportunity to compete with the generic chain stores and companies dominating the market.

ThinCats tailors bespoke management buy-out for leading refurbishment specialist, sq-m2

ThinCats, the leading fintech lender to mid-size SMEs, has facilitated a management buy-out for sq-m2 Limited, a leading fit-out and refurbishment specialist in London and the South East.

Founded in 2003, sq-m2 is a traditional build contractor, undertaking projects across three main types: commercial; refurbishments; and high-end residential works. Founded in 2003 by Steve Hart, the sq-m2 team is well regarded as ’buildability’ experts with a range of high-profile clients, including British Land, BNP Paribas and Activision.

A glass act: Henry Howard Finance supports window manufacturer and provides clear vision for business growth

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has helped start-up window manufacturer Fentrade Limited invest in cutting edge machinery to expand its burgeoning business.

South Wales-based Fentrade were helped by HHF to buy new equipment to enable it to manufacture high volumes of aluminium windows.

A low emissions wood burning stove for cosy living

A woodburning stove brings that homely fireside ambience so many of us are looking for. Whether you are self-building, renovating or designing a new space, you’ll be looking at ways to make a house a home. From sleek inset fires to country-inspired freestanding stoves, there is a stove to suit any interior styling, giving plenty of options to suit any personal taste.

If timeless style with the very latest low emissions technologies are at the top of your list, the Sheraton wood burning and multi-fuel stove from Stovax makes an ideal solution. This stove features a bevelled doorframe with matching cornicing to the cast iron top and bottom, alongside a state-of-the-art, low emission combustion system.

Design-led sign and display specialist, Signbox launches new eshop

Offering intelligently designed, off-the-shelf sign and display solutions, from Fire Exit signs, to NFC Smart Stickers to LED-illuminated restroom signs and everything in between, Signbox’s new eshop is easy to browse and offers rapid delivery on a huge range of stocked products.

“We’re known for our bespoke, high-end graphic interior and external signage solutions,” says Managing Director Mark Bartlett. “But we also supply simple off-the-shelf signage for a variety of business sectors and we have been working for some time on a solution to streamline that offering and make it as accessible and efficient as possible.”

A bank in need of a make-over

Powdertech (Corby) Ltd specialises in architectural powder coatings and is a market-leading supplier of high-quality powder coating solutions to the architectural, rail and marine markets.

“Working on the refurbishment of older buildings can be challenging but is always satisfying” says Richard Besant, Director, Powdertech Corby, “As powder coating is the usually the final task, we are privileged to add the finishing touch to the careful restorative work of the architects and builders. “

SCHUECO JANSEN RENOVATION WINDOW IS THE PREFERRED SOLUTION

Janisol Arte 2.0, the second-generation renovation window from steel systems specialist Schueco Jansen, is proving popular with architects because of its enhanced specification, improved performance characteristics and ability to satisfy the aesthetic concerns of local authority planners and conservation officers.

Now being seen as the preferred solution for many refurbishment projects, especially those involving a listed building, elegantly ‘retro’ Janisol Arte 2.0 offers an enlarged range of profiles with slim sight-lines from 25 mm. A wider choice of glazing bead shapes – right-angled, bevelled, scotia and flat – makes it even easier to find an exact match for the steel windows being replaced.

Panasonic Starts HVAC Manufacturing with Aquarea Production Line in Europe

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has started residential air-to-water heat pump production at Panasonic AVC Networks Czech, s.r.o. (PAVCCZ) in Pilsen, Czech Republic in October 2018, as part of its efforts to enhance the air-conditioning business in the European market.

Europe has seen exponential demand for more renewable energy solutions. Providing heating, cooling and hot water, the Aquarea heat pump utilises energy from the air, providing a cheaper, cleaner and sustainable alternative to conventional fossil fuel or electric systems.

Green Envee at the London Build Expo

The Green Envee team are looking forward to meeting old and new clients at London Build Expo this October.  The exhibition takes place in Olympia on 23rd and 24th October and is the go-to show of the year for anyone involved in building, construction, sustainability, interior design and fit-out, housing and health and safety. Green Envee will be showcasing their artificial green wall panels on stand C4. Which is in the sustainability zone.

‘LOST’ VENUE FOUND A WAY TO BECOME ACCESSIBLE…

One of the UK’s most popular botanical gardens is the latest venue aided by Closomat to deliver enhanced accessibility to visitors.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has now opened its Changing Places assisted accessible toilet facility, supplied and installed by Closomat, the UK’s leading provider of such disabled toilets. It means that anyone who needs help, be it from people or equipment, can visit the Gardens knowing there are appropriate facilities.

“We want to make Heligan as accessible as possible, and hopefully lead by example, so there was never a decision to be made as to whether we would install a Changing Places. The nature of Heligan, with its geography and historic buildings, means there are elements that we will always struggle to make accessible, but we could do this,” explained Sian Heason, Heligan Visitor Services Manager. “Closomat was recommended by other companies in the region that have already provided Changing Places: the service from its team was excellent in helping deliver a great facility for our disabled visitors.”

The Music Box MSCP

Multi-storey car park, Hayes, Middlesex, England

Architects: Studio Egret West

Music history brought to life with RMIG ImagePerf

The Fab Four sang ”Baby, you can drive my car…” , and they would probably love to drive it into the multi-storey car park in Hayes, England, where a facade created from RMIG ImagePerf brings to life the famous photo of screaming fans at a Beatles concert.

Over 1,000 perforated sheets were manufactured and supplied by RMIG for the project. The technology used for RMIG ImagePerf made it possible for this iconic photograph to be reproduced using various hole sizes. The sheets were subsequently powder coated, making them weather resistant and ensuring that this amazing image will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Do you need guidance on specifying ‘green’?

Government bodies now recognise that specifying ‘green’ is good news for healthy cities, improving air quality, reducing the heat island effect, improving biodiversity for pollinators, improving the health and well-being of city dwellers – the list is long and positive.  Specifying ‘green’ into both interior and exterior projects is essential to support increased urbanisation and to improve urban resilience to extreme climate pressures. ‘Green’ comes in many forms – living walls, green walls, green hoardings, green roofs, trees and great landscapes – Scotscape provides all of these services.