Bamboo – and exceptional building material in every sense

When we think about building materials – flooring in particular – bamboo probably isn’t the first option that comes to mind. Architects, interior designers and other specifiers are likely to consider the more traditional materials such as timber, and hard... View Article

Britain’s kitchen taste goes contemporary

Britain’s favourite range cooker manufacturer, Rangemaster, has discovered that the kitchen appliance choices of the UK are taking a brave leap into the modern. An analysis of Rangemaster’s cooker sales from the past year reveals the modern and contemporary style... View Article

Oakwrights Bath scoops all the top accolades at the BWF Awards

The UK joinery industry’s highest awards were announced at the annual dinner of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) in London last Friday. Oakwrights Bath Ltd of Corsham, Wiltshire scooped both awards for technical excellence and innovation in joinery manufacture, and... View Article

Travis Perkins provides self-build support to ex-marine

Leading builder’s merchant Travis Perkins has provided support to a state-of-the-art self build project completed by an ex-marine who sustained life-changing injuries in Afghanistan. In 2010, Captain Jon White lost three limbs whilst on tour making his existing home difficult... View Article

Britannia appoints new managing director

Premium kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living has promoted sales and marketing director Chris Honer to the role of managing director. After working for the company for the last 18 months, Chris has been appointed as MD and is looking forward... View Article

Safe working at height with PERI’s RCS protection panels

PERI provides protection for 15-storey residential tower development Space is at a premium at the City Gateway site in Southampton, a project developed by Bouygues Development and being built by its sister company Bouygues UK. The RC Frame contractor, MJ... View Article

Assa Abloy Security Solutions announces plans for BIM

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has announced plans to deliver Building Information Modeling (BIM) for specifiers through the launch of doorset and hardware objects. Designed to meet with increasing pressure for specifiers and contractors to work with BIM building practices, ASSA... View Article

Cembrit cares for Hazledene House

Westerland A+ rated fibre cement slates from Cembrit have provided a newly built care home facility in Pembury with a sustainable and attractive finish. Replacing an older property that was demolished, the slates needed to remain in keeping with the... View Article

Neuhaus hoists help build world’s largest observation wheel

Three J D Neuhaus air operated hoists, each providing a 50 tonne lifting capacity have been utilised in the construction of the world’s largest observation wheel located at The Linq, Caesars Entertainment’s $550 million outdoor retail, dining and entertainment district... View Article

Kentec protects shops … before they’re built

Parkway Newbury is a new retail and residential development in this celebrated Berkshire town, which offers a wide choice of over 50 shops, cafes, restaurants plus 150 luxury residential apartments. During its construction, a networked wireless fire alarm system designed... View Article