VELUX appoints new managing director to lead roof window business from UK headquarters in Scotland

VELUX® Company Ltd has appointed a new managing director to lead its roof window business from its UK headquarters in Fife, Scotland.

Mick Schou Rasmussen joins the company, which recently unveiled plans for a £7 million expansion at its UK and Ireland head office building at Woodside Way in Glenrothes.

The 41-year-old brings more than 15 years’ experience of the roof window industry having worked for VELUX as Managing Director in Denmark, Russia and several Eastern European countries.

CEO Lee Wilcox of On The Tools secured as guest speaker at the Construction Marketing Summit at the Building Centre, London.

Brought to you by UK Construction Week, Lee Wilcox, CEO of On The Tools, will be uncovering how he hit the proverbial nail on the head with ‘How to grow and monetise a niche audience’ at The Construction Marketing Summit, this Thursday.

The purpose of the summit is to provide a platform for professionals to share their experiences, ideas, and best practice within the construction industry.

Other speakers for the show include, fellow business professionals and leading corporate brands, such as: Rob Nathan, Group Marketing Director of Media 10 Ltd, Adam Callow, Founder CEO of Expert Trades and Robert McGinn, Chief Commercial Officer of Addison Lee Group.


EcolightingUK has recently been specified for the LED lighting at the new build 85,000sqft PFSweb warehouse in Southampton for client Conexus Ltd.

Based in Basingstoke, Conexus, which was acquired by global commerce service provider PFSweb in 2016, is a leading consultant and system integrator for omni-channel commerce solutions. The company has engaged with some of the world’s top brands and partners with leading business and technology companies, including SAP Hybris, Rackspace, and others.

RLSS UK expands Water Safety Consultancy Service @RLSSUK

Due to increased demand, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has announced an expansion of its consultancy services. Having already provided consultancy services for the last 20 years, the expansion has been developed to help those responsible for inland water sites such as rivers, lakes, canals and streams, to prevent drownings and maximise their open water assets.

Inland bodies of water are increasingly significant features of daily life in leisure complexes, retail parks, parks and green spaces, hotels and spas, as well as travel routes. They play a vital role in the mental and physical health and wellbeing of the public, yet poorly planned, badly managed or neglected sites, pose significant risks.


An innovative solution to help overcome structural limitations in provision of lifting aids for disabled people is being promoted by Closomat.

A growing issue for specifiers in the public sector is the need for carers to lift and help the one they care for transfer, particularly with Health & Safety guidelines and an increasingly obese population: thus the need for a ceiling track hoist.  The need arises in domestic, residential care and away from home/ public environments- particularly, with the last, with the provision of an assisted accessible toilet aka a Changing Places or Space to Change toilet.

New Range of Pocket Door Hardware from P C Henderson @PCHendersonLtd

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Pocket Door Pro range of sliding door hardware. Available in standard, soft close, self-close, fire rated and automated variants – the new system is set to be one of the most flexible and versatile pocket door hardware systems on the market.

The new 120kg capacity system has been designed using a high quality, robust aluminium frame making it ideal for new builds and areas of heavy use such as educational buildings, hospitals, hotels, office blocks and disability access areas. Designed with ease and speed of installation at the forefront of the product development process, the product comes with pre-assembled components and a push together frame.


The UK’s leading independent fertility treatment provider, CARE Fertility Group, has taken up 2,500 sq. ft of space at No.8 Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters.

The Group will be using the space on Liverpool’s waterfront as a consultation suite, taking up a five-year lease, to advise people on the treatment process and discuss the best options for them.

The Group operates a number of laboratories and consultation suites across the UK, with this letting being the 12th site operated by the company.

La Scierie (The Saw Mill), Ashford is at the cutting edge of luxury accommodation

Perhaps the most luxurious new private rental apartment block in Ashford is already more than 60% reserved as demand for high-quality accommodation soars in one of the fastest-growing and best connected towns in the South East.

Called La Scierie (The Saw Mill) because it has been built on the site of a former town centre saw mill, the 31 spacious apartments feature Italian designer kitchens, stone worktops, LED lighting systems, marble-effect porcelain tiles, TVs fitted in the bathroom and bi-folding doors to private balconies.

Kebony supports development of iconic complex in Yokohama, Japan

Innovative design brings nature and tranquillity to Yokohama city

Toshin Development Co., Ltd. of Takashimaya group, one of Japan’s most renowned department stores, and Tokyu Land Corporation have developed an outstanding luxury residential and commercial complex. Situated in the business district of the bustling city of Yokohama, the new Yokohama Kitasaiwai Building provides a peaceful sanctuary for residents, designed by the architects to create a ‘calm environment’. The building exhibits elegant planting and landscaping with Kebony, a natural wood made to last, used for the exterior decking due to its heightened physical properties and natural aesthetic.

New timber design publication to launch at Futurebuild

A new publication focussing on collaboration in the design of innovative timber buildings is to be launched at Futurebuild this March.

‘Timber Design Pioneers’ is published by TRADA (Timber Research and Development Association) and supported by the timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good. The launch will take place on Wood for Good’s stand at G50 on 6 March at 4.15pm and is a one-off opportunity to get a copy of the publication in print, while stocks last.

ThinCats tailors bespoke management buy-out for leading refurbishment specialist, sq-m2

ThinCats, the leading fintech lender to mid-size SMEs, has facilitated a management buy-out for sq-m2 Limited, a leading fit-out and refurbishment specialist in London and the South East.

Founded in 2003, sq-m2 is a traditional build contractor, undertaking projects across three main types: commercial; refurbishments; and high-end residential works. Founded in 2003 by Steve Hart, the sq-m2 team is well regarded as ’buildability’ experts with a range of high-profile clients, including British Land, BNP Paribas and Activision.

Caddick Construction tops out landmark £154m Angel Gardens in Manchester city centre

Caddick Construction, part of the Yorkshire-based family-run property and construction firm Caddick Group, is celebrating a major milestone at Moda Living and Apache Capital Partner’s Angel Gardens in central Manchester with an official topping out ceremony at the 35-storey development.

The topping out marks Caddick Construction’s considerable progress at the JV’s flagship scheme since taking over from Carillion just 12 months ago, safeguarding 500 jobs in the process and reducing disruption on-site.

LAUNCHED: Air & Vapour Permeability Measurements in Building Barrier Fabrics

The air permeability (airtightness) and vapour barrier permeability of building fabrics, though they both relate to permeability, are very different things and must comply to separate building legislative regulations and guidelines.  Versaperm has designed a novel piece of equipment that can measure both of them for building barrier fabrics.

These two measurements are critically important for controlling the environment within the building, including its thermal conductivity, ventilation and vapour barrier characteristics.  The new equipment is very accurate and offers considerably lower costs than conventional testing.

Expert Tips from Black Label Properties: Should I Sell my Property Privately or via an Agent?

Thinking about selling your property privately rather than using an agent? There are several things you need to do to prepare so that the process is stress-free, safe and affordable. Black Label Properties has published a detailed guide to the pros and cons of selling your property without an agent, which takes you through the process step-by-step. View the guide here.

“Many property owners realise how many things they need to organise when they decide to sell property independently. We recommend that you first clearly define your own goals and think carefully about the reasons why you want to sell now. Once this has been clarified, the property can be evaluated by one or more reputable agents to determine the real market value. The last step is the most important – with a well-planned marketing strategy, the seller will get the best possible price for the property,” says Achim Amann, co-owner of Black Label Properties.


Superior new development boasts stunning interiors and individually designed conferencing facilities plus five floors of offices, breakout areas and community kitchens

Now possible to make bookings to take space in what will be one of London’s iconic serviced offices

Office Space in Town, one of the UK’s leading serviced office providers, today announces the launch of its latest stunning serviced office development at 22 Tudor Street, in the heart of London’s prestigious Midtown district. The building is currently undergoing an extensive £8.5 million refurbishment and will be converted into an affordable high-end serviced office, which will be open to tenants from June 2019.