Compariqo, a broking business that is purely focused on the construction insurance and property finance sector has sourced an alternative solution for the developers and purchasers whose Alpha Insurance A/S policies were left invalid following Alpha´s collapse in May 2018.

As an independent broker that is unaffiliated with any warranty provider, Compariqo works with many different warranty partners to offer more choice and transparency to the construction sector. Compariqo has stepped in to assist those looking to replace their structural warranty either by researching the market on their behalf for an alternative warranty product, or in the form of a Professional Consultants Certificate (PCC) which is a suitable alternative to a structural warranty. 

Panasonic Promotes Sustainable Cold Chain Solutions at ATMOsphere Europe 2019 @PanasonicHC_UK

ATMOsphere Europe: October 16th – 17th 2019 Warsaw, Poland

Panasonic Heating and Cooling Solutions has announced its support as Silver Sponsor at ATMOsphere Europe, taking place this October. The 10th annual conference will be the world’s largest platform of natural refrigerant-based technologies, at which Panasonic will be highlighting solutions that support a sustainable cold chain, particularly focusing on CO₂ refrigeration.

Trailblazer Jacqueline O’Donovan takes home a Forward Ladies Award @OdonovanWaste

Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal added another trophy to her cabinet recently when she was presented with the Mentor of the Year award at the Forward Ladies (FL) Awards in London and the South East.  Jacqueline was selected for her track record in mentoring and developing future leaders of the waste, construction and logistics sectors whilst also taking a strong stance on encouraging diversity and inclusion.

Modular and Volumetric Pioneers Set to Share Industry Knowledge at Modular Matters @MPBAUK

Taking place on 22nd October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, this year’s widely acclaimed Modular Matters conference and exhibition will demonstrate the versatile application of volumetric modular technology in all sectors. The event will highlight the latest developments, innovations and investments in the modular and volumetric space, providing opportunities to engage with supply chain pioneers, designers, specifiers, engineers and clients.


Rinnai’s CPD courses on continuous flow hot water delivery units and systems have now been fully approved by the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE).

Four CPDs have been approved -:

  • Excellence in Design of Continuous Flow Hot Water Delivery
  • Continuous Flow Hot Water Appreciation
  • The Regulatory Horizon for Hot Water Delivery
  • ACOP L8

MPBA: Modular Experts Share Invaluable Knowledge at Offsite Expo @MPBAUK

The Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) are delighted that so many people visited their exhibition at Offsite Expo to gain insights and guidance from the UK’s modular and volumetric specialists. With modular building quickly making its way to the forefront of offsite solutions, the MPBA and its members collectively received many enquiries across the inaugural two-day event. Having taken a headline role in the exhibition as a major sponsor, the MPBA secured a number of new prospects and partnership opportunities, which they are now exploring.

’Aluprof Sponsors Building Awards for the Second Year’ @Aluprof_UK

Possibly the most prestigious Construction awards ceremony in the UK is being sponsored again in 2019 by leading architectural systems company Aluprof UK. This year the event takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on the 5th November.

Sponsoring the International Project of the Year, four international projects have been shortlisted: Lenovo HQ, China by Turner & Townsend, Zhejiang Circuit, China by Ridge & Partners, Vessel, New York by Heatherwick Studio and the Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital, UAE by HLM.

Aluprof UK are also sponsoring the champagne reception prior to the awards ceremony and look forward to networking with new and existing customers across the construction market.

Lookers set to open doors to Teesside’s first Ford Store. @LookersGroup

Teesside motor retailer Middlesbrough Ford has announced the completion of a £3m expansion and renovation project, which has seen it transformed into Teesside’s very first cutting-edge Ford Store, offering a variety of vehicles such as their very own Ford Kuga Titanium.

The site, which operates as part of the Lookers Group, will see the size of its indoor new car display more than double from 5 to 11 vehicles.

The 3,500sq ft extension will bring the total size of the showroom up to 9,000 sq ft, with the adjacent 16,000 sq ft forecourt providing enough display space for 250 used cars and vans.

Shower trays come in all shapes, sizes and materials these days…. @UK_Bathrooms

Square, rectangular, quadrant, offset, pentagonal…acrylic capped stone resin, steel enamel, solid stone resin, ceramic, acrylic…the choice in shower trays these days appears to be endless and can be overwhelming.

Shower trays have developed slowly since their conception with the shower bath in Victorian times. But now stylish shower trays can really influence the look and feel of your bathroom. Sophisticated shapes, natural materials and ingenious designs abound in the marketplace but the choice of shower tray still depends on the size and layout of your room.

A useful aid to buying a new shower tray is the new buyers guide to shower trays from UK Bathrooms, as it explains all of the options available.