IST Launches first Visual Light Communication (VLC) LED Drivers for Indoor Positioning

 July 2017 witnessed the launch of the one of the world’s most advanced LED drivers: the iDrive® Force 12 Hybrid+, which incorporates Visual Light Communication (VLC) capabilities to enable luminaire manufacturers and system integrators to create their own high precision, indoor location- based marketing solutions.

Designing and Building for the automated life

Smart Home technology presents a new world of possibilities; one where our everyday activities can be automated to seamlessly integrate with our online, and offline, lives.

The Solfit Building Integrated PV

When Aesthetics and performance are paramount, the UK designed and manufactured Solfit system is set to become a game changer in the rapidly expanding new build, BIPV market where quality, cost and durability are paramount.

Fire Resistance Standards and my duty to design with appropriate skill and care

“What if I became aware that parts of the very building regulations I rely on are inadequate?”…

In light of recent major fire events in the UK and around the world, having British Standards years behind global best practice for electrical wiring systems enabling life safety and firefighting systems is unacceptable. Fortunately there is expertise and wiring systems both approved and available in the UK market to assist you.

Designer Woods

Here at Designer wooden doors we offer a personal BESPOKE service provided by our own British Joinery team, we can turn your ideas into reality by carefully crafting doors in almost any design and size.

HARTLEY BOTANIC REVEALS NEW, ICONIC OCTAGONAL GLASSHOUSE RHS COMMISSION TO FORM THE CENTREPIECE OF NEW EDIBLE GARDEN AT RHS HYDE HALL

HARTLEY BOTANIC REVEALS NEW, ICONIC OCTAGONAL GLASSHOUSE RHS COMMISSION TO FORM THE CENTREPIECE OF NEW EDIBLE GARDEN AT RHS HYDE HALL

In its latest partnership with the RHS, Hartley Botanic has unveiled a new, iconic glasshouse commission to form the centrepiece of the Royal Horticultural Society’s new edible gardens at RHS Hyde Hall. With a unique octagonal design, stately roof lantern and 14 metre span, the new Hartley Botanic Hyde Hall glasshouse provides a truly arresting landmark visible far beyond the gardens themselves and is a calling card for the manufacturer’s engineering expertise. The new glasshouse joins a long list of public commissions for the Lancashire-based manufacturer from some of the UK’s leading horticultural organisations and institutions with ‘Hartleys’ at National Trust properties, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court…to name a few. The commission unveiling comes after Hartley Botanic was named the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier in February.

Design centrepiece

The new Hyde Hall glasshouse is a bespoke and original version of the manufacturer’s Victorian glasshouse model, in an arresting and unusual octagonal design. From above, the glasshouse’s roof is a perfect octagon, with the shape allowing for an impressive growing volume and allowing light to flood in from every angle. The glasshouse includes two sets of very large doors running from North to South and a feature roof lantern with a 3 metre span. Externally, the structure harks back to classic and beautiful feats of Victorian engineering but internally, high-tech heating and ventilation systems mean the glasshouse’s climate can be controlled at the touch of a button. The glasshouse has been powder coated in Hartley Botanic’s proprietary Verona Stone colour and, set on a rise within Hyde Hall’s gardens, the structure can be seen for miles across the Chelmsford landscape.

Feat of engineering

At a span of 14 metres the glasshouse pushes the boundaries of what is possible with a system of aluminium extrusions which are self-supporting. Hartley Botanic’s engineering expertise, honed over 79 years, has achieved a light yet strong structure of a size and scale which generally requires steel supports to hold construction in place. The challenge of the glasshouse’s dimensions also required aluminium extrusions and individual panes of glass which were the largest available in the industry today.

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Built to last

As in every Hartley greenhouse or glasshouse, each pane of glass has individual, bespoke frames and there is no glass to glass contact. This means broken glass is easier to replace and can be done from the outside with minimum impact to the overall structure. Every part within the glasshouse, down to the smallest bracket and extrusion, is on record and drawn on file for easy remanufacture. In this way, Hartley Botanic can easily support the glasshouse’s ongoing maintenance and repair.

Robert Brett, Curator of RHS Garden Hyde Hall commented; “We wanted something which visitors could really enjoy to form the core of our new edible garden. The octagonal shape of the Hartley Botanic Glasshouse is the perfect centrepiece to the surrounding circular landscaping and it enables us to showcase some of the more tender exotics as well as increase our capacity for year-round displays. We hope it will inspire many visitors to try their hand at edible growing.”

Tom Barry, Managing Director of Hartley Botanic commented; “This commission was a really exciting one for us. It is always a thrill to work on projects we know the public will be able to enjoy, but the scale of the brief and challenge to create a centrepiece in keeping with the garden’s circular landscaping was very interesting. We are increasingly seeing demand from organisations who want a greenhouse or glasshouse to tap-into continued interest in growing your own, and specifically, what that means in terms of taste and variety. We are sure the new glasshouse and gardens will be a great inspirer for many gardeners.”

Fantastic offers for you and your client and. For more information call 0800 783 8083 or visit www.hartley-botanic.co.uk

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Upholstered Wall Headboards

P & D Foams and Furniture Ltd is a second-generation family business situated in the heart of Norfolk.  As specialist upholsters, the company prides itself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that over 30 years of experience provides. We have expanded our expertise over the years and now draw focus onto our fabulous upholstered wall headboards.

Specialists in Bespoke Oak Furniture

Welcome to HFFurniture, where you will find bespoke handmade furniture of only the highest quality. We specialise in crafting traditional oak into a wide variety of exquisite modern and traditional English pieces. We are able to create all manner of handmade furniture, from welsh dressers to 16 seater reproduction tables.

Unique Calacatta from COMPAC – Perfection of the soul

The beauty of the purest white quartz contrasts with dark, sinuous veins, giving rise to an elegance and luminosity like never before.

This innovative worksurface from COMPAC makes it possible to decorate homes, apartments, hotels, restaurants, bars and public spaces with elegant overall compositions that transmit serenity and harmony imbued with personality and style.

From Super Yachts to Hospital Wards, Interior Film from David Clouting is the ultimate in decorative films.

The success of  Interior Film from surface material providers, David Clouting now extends from shop fitting to specialist interior contractors and designers …and its popularity and range of applications continues to grow.

Interior Film manufactured by LG Hausys, is an innovative self-adhesive, decorative film, quick and easy to install. It’s so versatile it can be applied to almost any interior surface including: wood, metals, plasterboard, plastics and even melamine.

FauxBrickwork

Faux Brickwork are leaders in the supply and installation of faux brickwork to the Film Industry, Commercial and consumer World.

3M DI NOC Architectural Films revitalise washed out bathrooms

The washed out bathrooms of a busy office block have been given a fresh lease of life thanks to 3M DI NOC Architectural Films.

ACOUSTIC AESTHETICS

Artnovion combines art and innovation to create the most beautiful and effective acoustic panels. Artnovion’s High End collection is designed for residential and commercial properties, and delivers a dramatically improved audio performance as well as a stunning focus to any location.

Future-proofing Commercial Interiors with Albed

Albed’s ALL WAYS redefines how office space is divided. Cool glass and aluminium meet in contemporary Italian design. These timeless, elegant and sustainable materials are specifically chosen to make sure light travels freely through spaces, even if they’re divided.

Door closers maintain Kipling’s spirit

Samuel Heath’s Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers have been used by the Rocco Forte group to retain the high-end aesthetics of rooms and suites at Brown’s Hotel, one of London’s most elegant boutique residences.

Designer Woods

Here at Designer wooden doors we offer a personal BESPOKE service provided by our own British Joinery team, we can turn your ideas into reality by carefully crafting doors in almost any design and size.

Experienced fitters

MyFitter has many years’ experience in the soft furnishings industry, with the focus on providing a specialist curtain fitting and installation service for you as either an interior designer, retailer, property developer, or home owner.

Thermal Bridging – Is your SAP assessor making your design look as good as it is?

Achieving required or desired energy performance arises from good design and construction in the following areas:  U-values, air tightness and thermal bridging at junctions.

Silicones – part of the construction revolution

Have you ever wondered how tall buildings withstand extreme conditions in the heights? Amidst howling winds and the blazing sun, the dazzling 828-meter tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower snake their spires up towards infinity. Their existence has only been made possible in very recent years, thanks to impressive advances in modern technology.  

Arco London Ltd

Glass and steel are our materials of choice. Steel framed windows and doors, architectural glazing, have been fascinating us for years. Maximum glass, minimum steel is our motto. Timeless beauty and everlasting elegance of steel framed windows, variety of metals, from galvanized steel, through Corten up to architectural bronze. And glass, the epic building material, with endless possibilities.

SAINT-GOBAIN BUILDING GLASS LAUNCHES ADVANCED SOLAR CONTROL GLASS

Saint-Gobain Building Glass has announced the launch of its most recent product innovation for the commercial glazing market with a new addition to its popular SGG COOL-LITE XTREME solar control range.

DRU fires general editorial

DRU, the Dutch Masters of contemporary gas fires

DRU is a Netherlands company that was founded in 1754. It produces a high end range of gas fires that can be installed with or without a chimney. All DRU fires are glass-fronted, room-sealed appliances with energy efficiency ratings up to 85%.

Classic Parade

Looking for excitement with your next supercar hire and a drive of a lifetime? Enjoy the most powerful, beautiful, and engaging supercars available, for a price you can afford. Our vast fleet comprises of a selection of the most desirable supercars for hire in the world. We own and manage an extensive collection of supercars for hire in central London, and we can deliver throughout England and the UK with our Guaranteed Gold VIP Delivery Service

The Dangers of Switching Specification!

Why do we specify products and services when we design our buildings or building refurbishment projects?  Part of the reason is performance; it can be crucial to have the right products in the right places to ensure that they are fit for purpose and offer a qualified life expectancy with minimal maintenance.  This is one of the main reasons behind the UK’s rapid take up of BIM and it is hoped that the maintenance aspect of BIM will enable us to economically run our buildings in the future.

The beauty of marble – technology by COMPAC

Natural marble, although beautiful to look at and touch, is extremely expensive, difficult to fabricate and costly to transport. Patterns and colours can vary from slab to slab and it has to be carefully maintained.

It can also be fragile, easily stained, damaged and its excessive quarrying has had an environmental impact too.

Smart move by KEMMLIT

KEMMLIT have just announced the launch of a new, cost effective glass cubicle system – the NOXX Smart.

The door and panel elements consist of 10 mm thick toughened safety glass which provides a stunning, easy to clean and maintain flush surface.

The Meeting Pod Co manufacturers

The Meeting Pod Co manufacturers and installs a dynamic range of meeting products to encourage agile working by building a ‘third space’ solution for flexible working zones. Our meeting pods are sophisticated alternative to ugly acoustic screens or a significantly cheaper and more flexible option to partitioned office creation.

Uninterupted views with Alumen’s cor-vision plus

This summer, established aluminium fabricator Alumen Ltd is launching a new product that’s set to revolutionise the aluminium sliding door market. Partnering with Spanish aluminium giants Cortizo, Alumen is one of the first fabricators to launch the Cor-Vision Plus sliding door to the UK market.

DS-Ergonomics Ltd – JumpSeat® Collection

Sedia Systems launched the JumpSeat globally in 2012, and the furniture and design industry quickly recognized the beauty of its form and function. Jumpseat Collection is a complete line of seating that can be used anywhere space is at a premium.

Complete Care from FrameXpress

The highest production standards were specified for a recent commercial installation near Coventry which included A+ rated windows and Secured by Design products as standard.

With architects and specifiers enjoying a wide choice of colour foils and off the shelf colour options, the company is well positioned to supply customers with an extensive selection to meet individual specifier’s requirements.

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