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Masthaven has completed its swiftest bridging loan, for £233,552 with TFC Homeloans and Lightfoots Solicitors.

James Bloom, Managing Director of Short Term Lending at Masthaven, said:

“The packager approached us at close of business on Thursday 16th of November with an extremely urgent bridging case; we completed it in 48hrs, with funds released by close of business on Monday 20th of November. It’s cases like this, when short term lending wins the day, which highlight the vital role that Bridging can play. It’s a perfect example what can be achieved in a very short space of time, when a high-performing team is given clear instructions. The end result was a delighted customer.”

Colliers International appoints two new Senior roles in Project & Building Consultancy team

Global real estate advisor, Colliers International, has announced the appointment of Samantha Addison, as Director and Gemma Browne as Associate Director within its Project & Building Consultancy division in London, to expand its specialist team within the industry.

Samantha joins Colliers with over 25 years of project management experience, successfully delivering new-build and office fit-out schemes for occupiers across the UK and Europe, working with multi-national corporations including Shell, Microsoft, Nokia Networks, T Rowe Price and GSK.


The flooring retailer Walton Flooring Centre is a North West based domestic and commercial flooring supplier and the winner of two Retailer of The Year awards for both the Merseyside and Knowsley regions in 2017. They are a flooring business that is resolute to continue to grow with a drive and determination that is unstoppable in 2018 and beyond, with growth and expansion plans for the North West and beyond.

After projecting a turnover of £2.5m by the end of last year, they were delighted to see their business adding over 15% to this projection, smashing a goal they were unsure they could achieve at the start of that year.

NINE ELMS POINT: Metsec provides design and walling services to regeneration project

Nine Elms Point is a former Sainsbury’s site in London’s Vauxhall district that is being redeveloped to house a new Sainsbury’s store and a combination of three high rise and four low rise residential blocks, providing 647 apartments.

Sub-contractor Stanmore was appointed as installer to carry out the external façade works for the 10,000m2residential blocks, including aluminium and glass claddings, insulated render systems and infill walling.


A DOCTORS’ surgery near Lincoln has been rebuilt using EQUITONE fibre cement facade material, giving the new premises a natural, contemporary look.

Richmond Medical Centre, in North Hykeham, has been developed to replace the outdated surgery with a modern, user-friendly facility for GPs, staff and patients.

As part of the £2 million design and build project, Lincoln-based Core Architects specified EQUITONE [natura], in a range of colours using a rivet fixing system.

New intelligent parcel boxes a game changer for real estate managers

The ecommerce industry in the UK is booming, resulting in a staggering amount of parcels needing to be managed effectively. This is a significant issue for real estate managers, who are having to try to sort a growing number of parcels with a limited amount of time and storage space.

Recognising this issue, The Safety Letterbox Company – the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of secure mail solutions – has launched a new range of products designed to revolutionise parcel management and subsequently make the lives of real estate managers far easier.


The 2018 Moneynet Personal Finance Awards highlights the top personal finance providers and products from the last twelve months. Now in its eighth year, it has recognised Masthaven as ‘Best Specialist Business Lender’ for the first time; and ‘Most Innovative Savings Provider’ for the second consecutive year.

Jon Hall, Managing Director of Masthaven, said:

First Panasonic Premier Rewards delivered

Panasonic is delighted to announce that Installers are already starting to claim their rewards from the new Panasonic Premier Reward Scheme launched in November 2017.

Warren Davies, Sales Manager for DYSK Air Conditioning, one of Panasonic’s UK distributors, is delighted to be taking part in the scheme and was pleased to be able to deliver the first Panasonic Premier Rewards to their customer and installer, Cool Dynamics Ltd.


A woman from Suffolk who has lived at the same house for more than 50 years is staying put after installing a Stiltz homelift in the kitchen larder to help her get upstairs.

Jane Seppings, 80, has arthritis in both knees and had a pacemaker fitted earlier this year, so using the stairs was becoming more and more challenging.

But moving from the 17th century four-bedroom farmhouse she has lived in since 1965 was not an option as Jane says the home in Weston near Beecles is ‘the perfect house’.

Environet grows team with senior appointment

Woking-based Japanese knotweed removal firm Environet has appointed Mark Howell as Senior Regional Manager for the London and South East region. Mark is the fourteenth new member of staff to join the company during 2017, a year which has seen the company double in size to a team of 26.

A commercial manager with considerable experience in both the commercial and residential development sectors, Mark joins from TCL Group where he was Regional Director of the Thames Valley area. In his new role Mark will be responsible for overseeing operations in London and the South East, driving new enquiries and managing client relationships.

First Mercedes PowerShift 3-equipped Econics enter service with Travis Perkins

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins is gearing up for improved fuel economy after becoming the first UK customer to take delivery of Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks equipped with the manufacturer’s own gearbox.

Previously, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has only offered the low-entry Econic with the fully automatic, six-speed Allison transmission. However, responding to demand from the market, it has introduced the 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 system for certain 4×2 and 6×2 variants. An 8×4 rear-steer version is also in development.

dhf welcomes tougher Building Regulation and Fire Safety recommendations

dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) has welcomed recommendations made in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’s Interim Report, published on 18 December, in particular, that those working on the design, construction, inspection and maintenance of complex and high-risk buildings are suitably qualified.

“We fully support the proposals presented by this report, particularly pertaining to appropriate qualification of those responsible for manufacture, installation, repair and maintenance,” says dhf’s CEO, Bob Perry.  “We have been actively lobbying for this and are pleased to work with other bodies in the industry to achieve this objective.

Avoid DIY if you want a peaceful Christmas, new FMB research reveals

Half of us have arguments at Christmas time, with more than 10% having arguments that relate to DIY jobs, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The FMB asked 2,000 home owners if they had experienced arguments or tensions over the Christmas period and the main reasons for these arguments were as follows:


Building and engineering company, Britcon has completed major refurbishment works for Goole Academy high school.  The project, valued at close to £1m, was awarded to Britcon by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) working with Arcadis LLP.

It is part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme which is rebuilding or refurbishing those school buildings in the very worst condition across the country.


Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has expanded its click LVT offering as the trend for the fashionable, hard flooring grows.

It’s a go-to option due to minimal sub-floor preparation and ease of fitting. It is also available in a wide variety of designs, giving home owners a choice to suit their interior preference. Designer Contracts supplies ranges from proven manufacturers, Amtico, Pergo and Moduleo.