Category Archives: March 2020

5 steps to reduce your modular construction CO2 emissions by over 42%

Modular buildings have many advantages over traditional construction methods, and sustainability and CO2 savings are ones that will play a key role if the construction sector is to lead the way in reducing the UK’s carbon emissions.

A study undertaken by Arup & Partners (“CO2 emissions from use, scrapping and manufacture of modular buildings”) concluded modular buildings offered an alternative and sustainable solution to traditional buildings across 4 key measures, but what about refurbished modular measured against new modular?

Detachable Holster Pockets In Snickers’ New LiteWork Stretch Trousers

Leading where others follow, Snickers Workwear stretch fabrics deliver unrivalled comfort and close quarter mobility on site.

Snickers Workwear’s hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs give plenty of scope for every professional craftsman and woman to stretch their performance on site comfortably. Designed for a wide variety of jobs on site, these LiteWork 4-way stretch work trousers are the ideal choice if you’re working hard in warmer weather.

P C Henderson’s Tangent Round the Corner specified for UK’s Longest Heritage Railway

P C Henderson has recently been specified for a new build project at the UK’s longest heritage railway – Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway.

As the oldest independent railway in the world, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is a major tourist attraction – taking passengers on a scenic 40 mile journey through the hills between Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog harbour and Caernarfon.

Painting made easy with innovative new interior door

The practice of painting doors on site has been getting harder over the last few years.  A lack of skilled resource to carry out such finishing work is one factor, but also the spiralling labour and materials costs associated with this, not to mention the drain on time involved, all contribute to concerns for Housebuilders and Contractors throughout the industry.  Now a solution has been presented by leading interior timber door manufacturer Vicaima.  With the introduction of its innovative Primed 2 Go doors.

The IPG – Supporting Independents

The IPG is the fastest growing membership group in the plumbing, heating and bathroom sector.

In 2013, it was founded on the belief that independents should have a better voice in today’s competitive market, a value that is still upheld and fiercely advocated by the group – championing the great British independent, helping them to grow and compete.


Timber furniture and decorative garden products specialist, Zest 4 Leisure has reported extremely high levels of interest in the Hillhout range of timber garden products.

Zest, which is the sole distributor for Hillhout in the UK in 2020, is showcasing a range of the company’s painted fencing panels and planters on its stand at the January Furniture Show at the NEC in Birmingham.


The £170 million redevelopment of Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales has seen Waterloo Air Products provide a wide range of air terminal devices which met the exacting hygiene standards of a healthcare facility whilst ensuring the wellbeing and optimum comfort of patients.

Manchester based property staging company Kharis & Kale Interiors win Best of Houzz 202

The Annual People’s Choice Award from the Houzz Community Highlights Home Renovation and Design Professionals with Most Popular Designs and Top Ratings

Kharis & Kale Interiors of Manchester has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Service, on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The award-winning interior design and property staging company Kharis & Kale Interiors was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals.

Two Titon HRV10 Q Plus units with Trimbox NO2 Filters® have been installed as part of unique self-build project in East Dulwich, London.

When architect Jake Edgley began building his own six-bedroom house, he included a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system as part of the design, alongside other ‘green’, environmentally-friendly measures, including non-toxic paint and flooring.

The 400m2 house was constructed in two halves, each built around a tree, with one MVHR system covering each half of the property. As Jake designs and specifies homes as part of his job, he often experiments with different products on his own property. Having included Titon’s ventilation systems on a number of projects during the last ten years, he was already fully aware of the company’s product offering.