Category Archives: July 2020

Polypipe delivers water management solution to new £400m university campus

Polypipe Building Services, the UK’s leading developer of water management solutions for the commercial sector, will help to complete one of the largest construction projects ever commissioned by a UK university.

The Kent-based business was selected to supply a water management system to the University of Manchester’s colossal £400 million Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) in the city.

VitrA launches the Voyage collection by award-winning designer Arik Levy @VitrABathrooms

Leading bathroom brand VitrA introduces the Voyage collection, a collaboration with the award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and designer Arik Levy.

Inspired by his time living and working in Japan, Arik Levy worked closely with VitrA’s in-house design team to create a bathroom collection that allows both mind and body to relax. He comments: “Taking time for ourselves in the bathroom each day can be extremely purifying. Our daily habits are deeprooted, but I hope that the Voyage collection will help us to indulge ourselves and make time to enjoy our daily rituals”. 

Get the coverage you need with the new JSP Helmet Mounted Cough Guard @JSPLtd

With Construction companies back to work and social distancing measures in place, JSP have developed the new Helmet Mounted Cough Guard, an easy to fit screen which provides an extra layer of secondary protection against droplets and aerosols. It will reduce the likelihood of any exhaled airborne droplets directly contacting the wearer’s face and discourage the wearer from touching their eyes and face.


When approached to work on a large residential new-build housing project in Walthamstow, leading waterproofing and roofing expert, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd was on-hand to provide the ideal solution with Approved Contractor, T & T Roofing Limited.

P C Henderson Donates Hardware to Assist School Rebuild in Nepal @PCHendersonLtd

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has recently donated materials to help with the rebuild of a primary school in Nepal after it was left devastated by an earthquake in 2015.

Situated on a picturesque mountainside, the village of San Bhorle was left in ruins when the 7.8Mw earthquake hit, levelling every one of its 43 houses and primary school. All but one resident survived, but the community was left to rebuild their lives with no materials, tools or machinery.

Grade 2 listed building gets new external platform lift @Abilityltd

The Bicester Courtyard Centre, located a few miles North of Oxford, is a Grade 2 listed building which required a new platform lift to allow access to the upper level.

Their existing platform lift had been in place for over 20 years, but hadn’t been working for a number of years. Ability Lifts first removed, and disposed of this lift before replacing it with their Optimum 400 external platform lift.

Panasonic’s Aquarea J Generation Air to Water Heat Pump: Now Available in Monobloc @PanasonicHC_UK

  • Specially designed for new homes and low energy houses
  • R32 refrigerant reaching A+++ energy class (35ºC)
  • More capacity in heating & cooling even during adverse ambient temperatures
  • Compact design for space-saving possibilities

Polypipe celebrates £25m Blackpool project @PolypipeBS

One of England’s most iconic venues is undergoing a huge £25m rebuild with help from Polypipe Building Services.

The Grade II Listed Blackpool Winter Gardens is set to open a new conference centre this year in what is the first major development at the site since the construction of the Opera House in 1939.

Covid-19 has impacted some plumbers and installers businesses more than others… @ipg_the

The current UK government advice is for everyone in the UK to practice social distancing –  limiting face-to-face contact with people who are not in your household and maintaining a two-metre distance between one another. Where this is not possible – such as on public transport etc. you need to wear a face mask. The governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have issued their own guidance.