Cotswold stays’ success with Carl F Groupco customers

FS Friction Stays from Cotswold Architectural Products have become best-selling lines for hardware distributor Carl F Groupco. Functionality and durability are reported as key reasons for the stays’ popularity. Manufacture in both ferretic and high grade corrosion resistant austenitic stainless... View Article

Hansgrohe tops the UK charts with over 800 WRAS approvals

Hansgrohe, the international bathroom specialist, now has over 800 WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved basin mixers, kitchen mixers, concealed and exposed bath and shower mixers – manual and thermostatic, bath fillers, hand showers and individual shut-off valves and diverter... View Article

GHA shows the way with Kidde Fyrnetics’ TenYCO range

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has been able to increase its CO alarm replacement cycle by using Kidde Fyrnetics’ TenYCO range – the very first battery carbon monoxide alarms with a full 10-year guarantee covering both alarm and sealed-in lithium battery.... View Article

Yonos-PICO takes Green Innovation Award

After being recognised as a high quality product and shortlisted for several awards in the past eighteen months, the Wilo Yonos-PICO was last night selected as the winner of the Green Innovation Award for 2013 at the Energy Efficiency Awards... View Article

4000 Halo windows for social housing project

Yorkshire Windows, a long-standing Halo customer has been busy installing thousands of new replacement windows in the Chesterfield area for a Rykneld Homes, an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO). When the leading Rotherham-based fabricator and installer was asked to provide... View Article

Engineered timber windows and doors make an entrance at WFM

In response to the growing demand from homeowners looking for traditional materials to enhance their home, Window Fitters Mate (WFM) – one of the leading independent suppliers of fabricated windows, doors and conservatories in the UK – has introduced a... View Article

Kayflow launches superdeep guttering system

Kayflow, the rainwater, underground and soil systems specialist, has launched a new high strength, high volume guttering system, the SuperDeep 170. It has been designed to handle a much higher flow rate than standard guttering systems. With four of the... View Article

Kingspan first insulation to get BES 6001

The ability to demonstrate responsible sourcing back up the supply chain is becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive and environmentally aware market. Kingspan Insulation is proud to announce that it is the first insulation manufacturer to be certified to the... View Article

Ibstock in pole position for 2013 Brick Awards

Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, is leading the way with shortlisted entries ahead of the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) 2013 Brick Awards. A total of 33 Ibstock projects which highlight the aesthetic appeal, versatility and performance of Ibstock’s range went... View Article

Lead roofing and its modern replacements

Theft of lead flashings from roofs and concerns over the health and safety implications of working with the material generally has prompted the launch of lead-free solutions. Kevin Ley, technical manager of UK roofing manufacturer Redland, explores the issues. Increasing... View Article

Embrace the best of British style with Charlton & Jenrick

Charlton & Jenrick, the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of stylish fires, fireplaces and stoves, offers a wide range of products to suit different interiors and requirements. From a cutting-edge look such as a ‘hole in the wall’ fire for... View Article

AkzoNobel publishes new OJEU Guide

AkzoNobel, parent company of paint brand, Dulux Trade, has launched an advisory document on how the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) impacts tendering public sector decoration projects. It is designed to help specifiers navigate their way through the... View Article

Clean and green future with soap-based home insulation

University of Salford researchers are set to clean up thanks to a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based insulation for homes – blocks of soap. Increased pressure to make buildings more energy efficient is leading to greater demands for insulation... View Article

Soundtect re-launch at 100% Design

Soundtect re-launch at 100% Design Innovative designs providing acoustical solutions for Education, Offices, Commercial, Hospitality, Leisure and Domestic applications. Using recycled materials for their panels, Soundtect™ has managed to camouflage acoustic function with imagination, and produce panels that are technically... View Article

What is resin bound paving?

SureSet clears up the confusion with choosing resin bound paving. There is often huge confusion as to the difference between resin bound and resin bonded surfacing, which although similar in name are very different in principle. Both systems do however... View Article

VMZINC – the pinnacle of handmade workmanship

VMZINC: Ornamental zinc for bespoke and standard commissions Though recognised throughout much of Western Europe for their traditional craftsmanship, VMZINC is less well known in the UK for its handmade ornamental zinc. Built on over 100 years of metal working... View Article