Category Archives: May 2021

Why you should discover your nearest IPG member store today…. @ipg_the

The IPG was founded in the summer of 2013 by Robin Beal, when he identified there was a need and an opportunity to strengthen and support independent businesses more than ever. It is now the largest and fastest growing membership group for plumbing, heating, and bathroom specialists, with a network of well over 100 suppliers and 200 member locations nationwide.

Stunning hillside home transformation completed with sustainable Kebony wood @KebonyWood

Natural and charred finished timber create striking contrast in unique renovation project 

Beautifully perched on a sloping verdant hillside overlooking the fjord just outside of Oslo, Norway, a stunning family home renovation has now been completed with a striking combination of charred and natural Kebony wood, a global leader in the production of sustainably modified wood. 

Stella Rooflight helps turn old car showroom into new show home @StellaRooflight

Stella Rooflight has supplied 12 bespoke conservation rooflights for a stunning conversion project in the seaside town of Lytham St Annes in Lancashire.

Snickers Workwear Stretch Shorts – For Street-Smart Comfort This Summer. @SnickersWw_UK

Brand NEW Men’s and Women’s Work Shorts for the flexible working environment – designed for superior comfort and freedom of movement.

Combining 4-way stretch fabric that delivers working comfort all day with street-smart, slim-fit designs, Snickers Work Shorts are great for grafting in the warmer months.

How to score multiple benefits from one upgrade

The Tangerines aka Blackpool FC have extracted optimum benefit from a comparatively small upgrade.

The League 1 Club’s stadium, built in 2010, has already needed to refurbish the exposed areas of the façade due to the extreme climatic conditions faced as a result of its proximity to the sea. The club management called up the premier player in the sector- Gilberts Blackpool- to replace the now rusty plant screening and ventilation louvres.

Panasonic’s Cashback Schemes to Continue Despite Government U-turn on Green Homes Grant @PanasonicHC_UK

Despite the UK Government’s shock announcement of the early closure of the Green Homes Grant at the end of this month, Panasonic Heating & Cooling has confirmed that its Green Homes and Green Install Cashback schemes will continue to provide support for Panasonic air source heat pump installations until 30th June 2021.

Why use a breathable paint? @Earthbornpaints

When we talk about paint breathability, we mean how much air and water vapour can easily flow through its surface. Older properties were built using materials that were designed to promote this airflow.

Using paint with a high level of breathability, coupled with breathable building materials, means that moisture doesn’t become ‘trapped’ beneath the surface of the paint. Lime for example, is a traditional building material which has been used in the construction of properties for hundreds of years, and shouldn’t be sealed with a plastic based paint. It’s durable yet highly flexible. Being moisture permeable, it allows the walls to breathe. So the paint used on top should be breathable too.

’The Move to UKCA Marking of External Firedoors’ @Aluprof_UK

By Wojciech Brozyna – MD of Aluprof UK

Since Brexit the UK now sits outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and has a trade agreement which helps businesses trade without tariffs between the EEA and the UK.  Despite the increased levels of paperwork required for such imports and exports, it is ‘almost business as usual’.

Global Expansion and Re-structuring of Bond It @BondItUK

Bond It, one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, is about to undergo a huge change as we enter quarter 2 of 2021.