Covers renews sponsorship deal with Portsmouth FC

Covers has renewed its sponsorship deal with Portsmouth Football Club for a further two years.

The timber and builders’ merchants, which has depots in Portsmouth and Gosport, has been a keen supporter of the club for many years, and has sponsored them for the last three seasons. Covers will continue as an Official Club Partner with its logo appearing on the team’s kit and stadium perimeter boards.

pureLiFi to showcase LiFi benefits to commercial property sector at WiredScore’s ‘Building for Birmingham’s Digital Future’ event

pureLiFi, the pioneering technology company using light to create next-generation wireless networks, will be showcasing how LED lights are being used to form wireless networks to access the internet and transfer data at high-speeds in Birmingham today.

At the WiredScore Birmingham launch event, which is taking place at 6pm in the Ikon Gallery, WiredScore, the international rating scheme for digital connectivity in commercial real estate, will reveal Birmingham’s first Wired Certified buildings. WiredScore’s innovative product, Wired Certification, provides landlords and developers with an independent, trusted benchmark, promoting greater transparency around connectivity and digital infrastructure.

VPS announces record five finals places in IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2018

VPS, the UK’s leading vacant property, construction and transport security specialists, have won through to the final shortlist in five categories this year for top honours in the IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

Last year they won Customer Care Initiative, a category they have been nominated again in 2018 for their market-leading super-portal, Insights. They have also been shortlisted in the Large Security Installer category and for Security Project of the Year.

Arthur Online launches new integrations with Rightmove and Zoopla

Arthur Online – the cloud-based property management platform – has launched new integrations with Rightmove and Zoopla making property managers’ lives even easier. You can now list your vacant properties for let directly via the Arthur Online platform. Millions of prospective tenants browsing Rightmove and Zoopla will be informed as soon as your property is available, making long void periods a thing of the past.

Trouble remembering when to upload vacant properties to Rightmove or Zoopla?  No problem, with its intuitive automated events feature, Arthur Online will do this for you as soon as a property is marked as “available for let”. Rightmove and Zoopla automatically pulls all the information needed for a listing directly from Arthur Online’s database including images, description, location, price, etc. meaning you only have to upload this information once.

How Brits can prepare and recover from the force of Mother Nature

Mother Nature wreaks havoc from time to time through natural disasters. Fortunately Lycetts, who provide insurance for farms, are on hand to advise on how Brits can prepare for, and then recover from two types of disasters which are on completely different ends of the scale but are equally problematic:


We use a lot of water across the UK. In fact, Water UK states that over 17 billion litres of water is delivered to the nation’s mains water supply per day. This water will cater for more than 60 million consumers, whether they are in their homes or at work, with 150 litres used by each of us on a daily basis on average.

Egypt Housing Forum – 5th – 6th December 2018 in The Nile Ritz Carlton Cairo Egypt

To deliver to the country’s 96 million people the next few years will see a massive boom in Egypt’s housing sector. Government and private projects are progressing fast and this calls for the contribution of the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved within the housing sector.

The Egypt Housing Forum will bring together 300+ stakeholder from the government, developers, architects, investors, contractors and suppliers to address the urgent requirements within the Egypt housing market.

Garador Appoints Marketing Manager

The UK’s leading manufacturer of garage doors, Garador, has just announced Paul Eddleston as their Marketing Manager.

Paul joined Garador in 2012 as a Marketing Coordinator and has worked hard to modernise Garador’s approach to marketing with a successful digital marketing strategy and improvements in other areas across the board.


  • 54% of women have lied to their partners about the cost of home interior purchases
  • 39% of those feel no guilt whatsoever about little lies that improve the home overall

1 IN 2 women have fibbed about a home interiors purchase they have made, according to new research.

A survey of 1,017 UK adults carried out by interiors etailer,, found UK women are most likely to lie about the cost of new interior purchases, with a massive 54% confessing to having done this.

Three quarters of tenants would risk their lives by not following ‘stay put’ advice in a fire

  • Fire Door Safety Week research reveals lack of confidence in building’s ability to stop the spread of smoke and fire
  • Awareness week urges landlords and tenants to get prepared by familiarising themselves with the fire safety system of their building

Almost three quarters (72%) of flat tenants would ignore the guidance to ‘stay put’ if there was a fire in their building and their particular flat was not affected by fire or smoke, according to new research released today to launch Fire Door Safety Week (24-30th September 2018).

Focus on Landmark Buildings Leads to Significant Growth for Gilbert-Ash

Pre-tax profits increase by 50% to reach £2.1m

Leading UK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor,

Gilbert-Ash today announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017.

The results confirm a 50% increase in pre-tax profits to reach over £2m, up from £1.4m in 2016. Additionally, the contractor reported an overall turnover of £165.5m, an increase from £148m in the previous year.

Designworks launch new glow-in-the-dark mosaics.

Designworks, a supplier of high-end tiles for commercial use, is proud to introduce a brand new, exciting collection of glow-in-the-dark mosaics.

Our Fosfo tiles will inject light into a variety of spaces, be it an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, SPA or even a domestic bathroom for those looking to add a little magic into their homes. The luminescent pigments within the tiles are charged by exposure to either natural or artificial light during the day to create its stunning visual by night.

New DrainMinor from Pump Technology now with built-in carbon filter

The new DrainMinor from specialist water, wastewater and sewage pumping system suppliers, Pump Technology Ltd., features some very useful developments.

It is a self-contained, fully automatic, wastewater pumping system, suitable for domestic and commercial installations where gravity drainage is not possible. It is extremely compact – 380mm L x 290mm W x 322mm H – and will pump wastewater from locations such as sinks, wash basins, domestic dishwashers and washing machines.


One of the UK’s most popular botanical gardens is the latest venue aided by Closomat to deliver enhanced accessibility to visitors.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has now opened its Changing Places assisted accessible toilet facility, supplied and installed by Closomat, the UK’s leading provider of such disabled toilets. It means that anyone who needs help, be it from people or equipment, can visit the Gardens knowing there are appropriate facilities.

“We want to make Heligan as accessible as possible, and hopefully lead by example, so there was never a decision to be made as to whether we would install a Changing Places. The nature of Heligan, with its geography and historic buildings, means there are elements that we will always struggle to make accessible, but we could do this,” explained Sian Heason, Heligan Visitor Services Manager. “Closomat was recommended by other companies in the region that have already provided Changing Places: the service from its team was excellent in helping deliver a great facility for our disabled visitors.”


Missing People charity links up with The IPG to use its network of over 200 local independent businesses to help bring missing children home

Independent merchants have joined the vital search for missing children across the UK as part of a partnership between The IPG and Missing People.

The IPG are a membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. Through their network of local, independent businesses they have a presence in over 200 locations across the country so are well-placed to support with Missing People’s ongoing battle locating missing children.

The Music Box MSCP

Multi-storey car park, Hayes, Middlesex, England

Architects: Studio Egret West

Music history brought to life with RMIG ImagePerf

The Fab Four sang ”Baby, you can drive my car…” , and they would probably love to drive it into the multi-storey car park in Hayes, England, where a facade created from RMIG ImagePerf brings to life the famous photo of screaming fans at a Beatles concert.

Over 1,000 perforated sheets were manufactured and supplied by RMIG for the project. The technology used for RMIG ImagePerf made it possible for this iconic photograph to be reproduced using various hole sizes. The sheets were subsequently powder coated, making them weather resistant and ensuring that this amazing image will be enjoyed for many years to come.