MOTO HELPS IMPROVE ACCESS ‘UP NORTH’

Disabled travellers can venture further afield with the opening of the most northerly Changing Places on the M6.

MOTO Hospitality has opened its latest assisted accessible facility, supplied and installed by Closomat, northbound at Southwaite. The room- which gives people who need help to toilet, and their carers, the appropriate space and equipment- can be accessed from both sides of the motorway, via a footbridge.

Energy Assets Appoints Colin Lynch to Lead Executive Team

Colin Lynch has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Assets Group, one of Britain’s leading independent metering services and utility construction and asset management companies.

He takes over the role from Phil Bellamy-Lee, who remains a Group Director and will provide on-going strategic and key customer support to a new corporate structure that sees Dave Sing become Group Managing Director of the asset management business stream, and Craig Topley Group Managing Director of network asset construction activities. John McMorrow will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer.

BIGGER BLAST PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE & PROPERTY

With terrorist threats and activities ever present and increasing, protecting your people and property, whether visitors, customers and/or staff, is essential.  The JLC Group has developed its own-design and manufactured blast enhanced sliding door systems, which are 30.0% larger than other comparable systems, for higher traffic levels

The new JLC doors provide at least the same level of protection as smaller door systems.  The competence tested and certified doors combine the convenience and functionality of fully automated, glazed sliding doors with fully tested blast proofing for optimum safety.

European top 1,000 company launches public open space service for housebuilders

A landscaping and estate management specialist, recently named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the 1000 Companies to inspire Europe, is launching a new service to help housebuilders with public open space and parks projects.

The TCL Group, one of whose member companies holds a royal warrant, already has an impressive track record in working with developers, local authorities and environmental organisations to deliver complex multi-faceted public schemes.

Solus Ceramics to launch new showroom concept in the heart of Clerkenwell

Leading tile supplier Solus Ceramics will be launching a new and unique showroom in Clerkenwell this spring that will offer architects and designers a collaborative informal space to look for tile inspiration and develop design schemes.

The two-floor showroom, located at 80 Clerkenwell Road, will offer a stimulating and supportive space that will be an expression of the innovative Solus Ceramics brand.

PUTTSHACK ANNOUNCES A CITY SITE IN THE ICONIC NO 1 POULTRY

PUTTSHACK, the world’s first super tech indoor minigolf experience is launching in April 2018 at Westfield London, shaking up the social entertainment scene in the capital. The brand this week signed a second venue at No 1 Poultry, one of London’s most iconic listed buildings, bringing Puttshack to the city crowd.

Gracing the famous space opposite The Ned in March 2019, with a secondary entrance inside Bank Station, the £5.5 million development in the basement of London’s No 1 Poultry will spread across 21,000 square feet. Puttshack will sprawl beneath WeWork, who recently announced the conversion of the site above into creative offices.

Solecco Solar•Tiles Make 1-Day Roofing Installation Promise

Solecco Solar•Tiles has made a promise to install their new solar roof tiles within a single day to create a truly accessible service for customers.

The quick turnaround time is a talking point in the construction industry, providing multiple benefits to architects, developers, builders and homeowners. The brand’s one-day completion commitment means that projects can remain on track, as Solecco’s professional solar roof installation ensures minimum downtime and disruption to everyday operations. The ground-breaking tiles are also installed as part of the roof tiling process, reducing costs for materials and labour to further provide a customer-centric service.

PATENT GRANTED FOR ABODE PRONTEAU® 4 IN 1

Combining convenience with user safety, the Abode PRONTEAU 4 IN 1 mixer tap has been granted a patent for its technology which makes it one of the safest steaming hot water taps on the market

The innovation comes in the form of the Hotkey, a simple but effective mechanism for the safe delivery of piping hot water. Hidden inside the tap body, a proximity sensor detects when the HotKey is nearby, activating the boiler to pump steaming hot water through a separate central channel to the spout. This is insulated, meaning the water arrives hot but the outside surface of the tap remains cool and safe to the touch.

VELUX® launches MyDaylight – the world’s first virtual reality app for renovation design

The app enables homeowners to design their own room, visualising the real effect of daylight, with 3600 view and virtual reality options.

MyDaylight is a powerful new app by VELUX that enables homeowners to design their own room or renovation project by easily selecting parameters such as floor dimensions, roof height and ceiling pitch. They can then customise further by adding windows, floor and wall finishes, the room’s location, and more. After approximately ten minutes, they receive a digital simulation which can be viewed in 3600 or virtual reality, and gives a life-like recreation of the room and the changing effects of daylight inside.

Could the Big Six energy companies be losing their grip on the market?

With around 80% of Britain’s households (not to mention scores of businesses) that are powered by it, mains-supplied natural gas Is an integral fuel to the UK’s energy mix. The result is continued high demand, and a busy, competitive market for both domestic and commercial mains gas.

What is the Big Six?

Through history, the lion’s who share of this market (c.80 -90%) has been dominated by a handful of energy suppliers known as the Big Six: EDF, Npower, British Gas, SSE, EON and Scottish Power.

Kawneer glazing systems help breathe new life into Heron Hall

Architectural aluminium systems by Kawneer feature on a renovated/new-build academy.

Architect and contractor worked together to bring steel-style Kawneer windows to the £17 million rescue of a partly derelict college.

Kawneer’s GT70 slimline renovation windows as fixed lights and top-hung casements are complemented by AA®100 curtain walling, AA®541 fixed lights and top-hung casement windows and series 190 doors on the redevelopment of a former Middlesex University site in Enfield, north London.

ARTIZE CRAFTSMANSHIP LAUNCHED IN UK

Artize, a luxury bathroom brand to cater for customers who want high quality and exquisite bathing spaces has been launched to the UK trade in Covent Garden, London by Jaquar Group – a leading global complete bathroom solutions manufacturer.

Jaquar Group, conceived in 1960, is one of the fastest growing bathroom brands in the world with presence in over 40 countries, delivering over 2 million bathrooms a year and producing 24 million bathroom fittings annually.

Back to nature for CRL Stone at KBB 2018

Stand F85 at KBB 2018 will have a distinctive natural feel, as CRL Stone launches a range of new colours into its CRL Quartz and Ceralsio collections.

Visitors to the NEC in Birmingham from 4-7 March will be among the first to see 11 new colours in the manufacturer’s popular Ceralsio ceramics and CRL Quartz ranges, all influenced by striking natural materials including marble and granite.

bathstore and ELLE Decoration announce partnership

bathstore, the UKs leading specialist bathroom retailer, is extremely proud to announce its partnership with inspirational interiors magazine ELLE Decoration, to launch the Transition collection by ELLE Decoration.

The curated collection is a fully co-ordinated range, offering beautifully crafted products designed to be both stand-alone feature pieces and complement one another, allowing customers to create a dream personal space that looks both cohesive and bespoke.

The range takes influence from the transitional trend – a modern interpretation of traditional styling and period detailing that is subtle, feminine & luxurious. The Transition collection by ELLE Decoration illustrates this through the use of matt finishes, mixed materials and a calm colour palette.

Vivalda Group sets new quality standards with latest cutting technology

Vivalda Group plc, the UK’s largest distributor of high performance facades, has successfully completed an investment project that brings the benefit of digitally-controlled cutting technology to all eight of its locations across the UK and Ireland. As part of its strategy to increase its pioneering offsite fabrication capacity, the £250,000 investment comprises the acquisition of an additional seven beam saws, supplied by Schelling and Mayer, with Magi-Cut computer controls ensuring total accuracy.

Minimal wastage through better template design and off-site fabrication are core elements of Vivalda’s added-value offer and this investment will reinforce the company’s leadership position in the high-performance cladding sector. Vivalda’s investment in plant and technology also includes the addition of new dust extraction equipment, fork lift trucks and scissor lifts to each of its operating sites.