Reliable, money-saving lighting basics for areas

With budgets tight, make sure your contractors are not making false economies. Insist on guaranteed branded quality products for long-term reliability and value, even for the basics. These attractive slimline Timeguard 18W ceiling lights pack a punch with flicker free... View Article

FAQ: Dumbwaiters & Service lifts

In this blog post we’ll clear up some of the most common questions we’ve heard about Microlift dumbwaiters and service lifts. Read on… What is a ‘service lift’? These lifts go by various names including dumbwaiter, kitchen lifts, catering lifts, service lifts, trolley lifts,... View Article

Centurion improves its offering of Ratchet straps

Centurion Europe Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of DIY and Trade products including, hardware, ironmongery, gardening, plumbing and electrical have launched an improved own branded range of Ratchet Straps. Paul Kantecki, Managing Director of Centurion comments, “As... View Article

Roof Extension in a Victorian Terraced House

The problem Our client wished to extend their privately owned terraced property in Battersea, London, from 2 floors to 3 floors to gain another bedroom and en-suite. However, this meant that additional fire safety measures would have to be implemented... View Article

The ultimate choices in work trousers from Snickers Workwear

New Styles, New Designs and Snickers Workwear’s most advanced work trousers yet – with four-way stretch. September sees the next generation of Work Trouser choices from the premier brand of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women. There’s the Flexiwork... View Article

Glass alignment made simple with CRL Spig-Lite Pro

With the trend for minimalistic architecture going strong, many designs involve a frameless glass balustrade system that doesn’t require a handrail to meet the legal loading requirements, and that is easy to adjust. To help achieve this, architectural hardware specialist... View Article

DML Expanded Metal Lathing – Hits 100,000 Sheets a year!

This summer, construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating the production of its one hundred thousandth ‘ DML’ Expanded Metal Lathing sheet. The UK’s most versatile, reinforcement mesh option, available in a sheet size of 2400 x 700 x 0.40.... View Article

Basildon estate customised with Kingspan Kooltherm

A new build estate of bespoke modular houses, under construction as part of one of the UK’s most ambitious regeneration programmes, is benefitting from the outstanding thermal performance of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Plus Soffit Board. The Beechwood West estate forms... View Article

NEW from Solid Gear – the Onyx Safety Shoes and Boots

Great value safety footwear with the unique BOA closure system for maximum comfort. Nowadays, good safety footwear is part and parcel of a comfortable day’s work on site – just like good working clothes and quality hand tools. Combining maximum... View Article

Stelrad extends radiator ranges

Recent developments in the radiator marketplace have seen demand for specific radiator designs and sizes. Stelrad has responded almost instantly to customer demand by extending a number of its popular ranges and adding new sizes and types to meet the... View Article

Preventing false alarms

Barry Sargent of Nittan discusses how housing associations can significantly reduce the number of false alarms in their properties While optical detectors remain dominant, true growth has come from multi-sensors as installers and specifiers realise the benefits to be had.... View Article

The changing face of gas safety

Paul Durose of Gas Tag shines the spotlight on gas compliance and safety processes and what we can do better as an industry to improve The importance of having visibility within your compliance processes can’t be understated. When it comes... View Article

Getting glazing right

Zoe Williams of Selectaglaze discusses why housing managers and landlords should use secondary glazing and the specific considerations to bear in mind There are many misconceptions about secondary glazing, also known as secondary double glazing, but well designed and carefully... View Article

EV ready homes

With Electric Vehicle (EV) and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) sales going from strength-to-strength, growing numbers of housing developments in the UK are featuring EV charging units – and new developments may soon have to do so by law. Kieron Alsop... View Article

Tackling maintenance with technology

Mark Lowe of Pinacl Solutions discusses how housing associations can avoid costly disrepair claims with IoT technology Claims for disrepair are on the rise, with some solicitors seeing disrepair claims doubled compared to last year. With the average disrepair claim... View Article

Reducing costs and improving safety

Andy Speake of Aico details the benefits multi-sensor alarms can bring social housing providers, particularly from a cost saving perspective The first mains powered domestic multi-sensor was launched to the smoke alarm market in 2014 as a means of providing... View Article