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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. “


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.


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.


As one of the UK’s leading manufacturing suppliers of commercial hot water heating systems, Rinnai has solidified sponsorships with similarly industry competitive partners, including the Super League Club, the Widnes Vikings.  Striking a more novel tone, Rinnai’s name appears on the backside of players shorts.

“Rinnai is a worldwide brand name in its field and has taken some major global sponsorships – including the Queensland Reds, The World Club World Cup event held January this year in Tokyo, the World Ice Skating Championships and the US Nascar competition held in Daytona, Las Vegas and other major American venues.


Brio – the UK’s leading supplier of folding door hardware – has made a big contribution to an architecturally adventurous and historic site in Ilfracombe, north Devon, UK – a purpose-built wedding venue. A series of four tunnels were originally carved out of the solid cliffs in the 1820s – this gave access to the coves and beaches – and tidal pools for seawater swimming. This was known and still is as Tunnel Beaches. Now the site includes Devon Beach Weddings which can cater for 160 guests and is set on the beautiful, coastal landscape.

Delivering a solution as individual as your business

With over 55 years’ experience, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) provides a wide variety of businesses with a quality range of single and multi-service FM contracts. From its multiple headquarters throughout the country (including its UK base in Tadworth) the company provides these unique and exceptional services to customers across 5,500 sites around the country.

The family owned business was set up in 1962 by founder Trevor Cripps and has since grown substantially, securing their status as one of the nation’s leading privately-owned facilities management companies.


Scotland’s first purpose-built Arts Centre is continuing its pioneering tradition by becoming the first such venue in the region to open its doors fully to people with disabilities, and their carers.

Macrobert Arts Centre, at the heart of University of Stirling, has opened a Changing Places toilet, supplied and installed by Closomat. It is believed to be the first Arts Centre in Scotland to have such a facility.

Simple yet effective heating solutions with Consort Claudgen

Consort Claudgen’s SL wireless control heating system is an ideal heating system for domestic and commercial premises such as homes, student accommodation, hotels, modular buildings and offices. It provides building owners or operators a variety of heating control options through four different wireless controllers, which are designed with functionalities aimed at restricting excessive energy consumption and improving heating efficiency. The SLPB, SLVT, SLVTB and SLTI wireless controllers have easy-to-use control buttons, can set comfort and setback temperature settings and can be connected to one or multiple SL heaters in a room or area, including low surface temperature heaters.


Dr. Schutz, the German floor care company, offers PU Sealer, an innovative solution that quickly and easily transforms tired, damaged or old floors, at a fraction of the time and cost of an entire floor replacement.  

As well as renovating any floor with a fresh and lasting finish, PU Sealer offers added protection for flooring areas prone to high traffic, including sports halls, offices, hospitals, shopping centres and schools. Such areas with a heavily foot volume tend to wear very quickly when they don’t have a hard wearing product applied. Not only can this cost money, but it can be a time consuming issue to fix.  By applying the PU-Sealer, flooring can be kept in a great condition for many years.

Bathroom Audio Mirror

The bathroom audio mirror is a high quality heated mirror  with  LED  lighting.  It has crystal clear DAB/FM radio with inbuilt stereo speakers.


As well as the DAB/FM radio, the bathroom audio mirror also includes Bluetooth™ connectivity, ensuring compatibility with many audio sources – play your iPhone, iPad, Android etc. There are also options for aux in and out.