Category Archives: Editors Choice

Relaxing in the great outdoors: Küng modular outdoor sauna

Where better to enjoy the authenticity and intensity of the sauna experience than in the open air. Treading barefoot on natural wood or cool grass, breathing in the fresh air. And then immersing yourself in the soothing warmth of an outdoor sauna. Omnia offers all you need to restore your body: deep sweating, invigorating cooling, relaxation in the peace of nature.

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.

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award

BioClad, a specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of hygienic cladding technology is the first business of its kind to scoop a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

FisherEX – Factory Open Day Exhibition

Fisher & Company have announced a 1 day Exhibition and Open Day at their Somerset factory on Wednesday 8th June 2016.  This 1 day event will feature a morning and afternoon session for attendees to meet the team behind Fisher and Company, view working demos of their products and to see the new fully Highways Compliant Solar Powered Belisha Beacon. 

Trotec Laser: Providing Precision to your Prototype

Trotec is internationally recognised as the leading manufacturer of computer-controlled laser machines for laser engraving, laser cutting and laser marking.

Laser technology offers the highest level of precision when creating architectural models. With the ability to mark details as fine as 1 pt, a Trotec Laser aids in replicating even the most intricate of details. Filigree designs and the most detailed geometric shapes can be created to the nearest tenth of a millimetre due to the lasers ultra-fine beam, allowing you to work to the highest level of accuracy.

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Unlimited possibilities
A Trotec Laser can process with ease the wide range of materials used in the construction of architectural models including acrylic, laminates, wood, textiles, cardboard, foam, polystyrene, films and many more.

The patented flexx series of Trotec lasers enables the user to also mark metal by incorporating both fiber and CO2 laser sources in one job without the need to physically interchange tubes. The user friendly software, JobControl, enables the user to identify which sections are suited to fiber or CO2 simply by colour coding, saving both time and money.

A multitude of benefits over traditional tools
A Trotec laser offers a wide range of benefits over traditional cutting and engraving methods such as milling, plotting and sawing.  As the laser evaporates the material, no swarf or shavings are produced, reducing disposal costs. The beam remains ‘laser sharp’ and can process a range of materials in varying thicknesses and shapes without the requirement for many different tool heads. Thus reducing production time and eradicates sharpening costs.

A Trotec laser allows contactless material processing. No pressure is exerted on the material, reducing preparation time and the risk of damage, which is present when clamping material during milling. Laser cutting also produces crystal clear edges when handling acrylic, removing the requirement for manual flame polishing.

Our customers confirm that when cutting individual components using a Trotec laser, production times can be reduced by up to 80% compared to manual production methods. “The speed, quality of the finished product and efficiency are all far superior” confirms customer Phoebe Nickols, Architectural Assistant at Liddicoat & Goldhill.cutting-modelmaking-plastics-building-3Arrange a demonstration at one of Trotec’s seven regional showrooms throughout the UK and Ireland to experience the capabilities of a Trotec laser and find the system is as simple to operate as a printer. Visit or call 0191 580 1182.

A wide range of materials including laminates, wood and acrylic are also available from Trotec’s new engraving materials range at

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Koster’s TPO Single Ply Roofing CPD Seminar to be Held at the RIBA Venue

Koster’s detailed and informative TPO Single Ply Roofing CPD Seminar is to be held at the RIBA Venue, London on Wednesday 4th November. Conducted by the Koster Aquatecnic Technical Team, the CPD is designed to provide key advice and support during the design, specification and application stages of any TPO single ply roofing project.

Amari Plastics Celebrates In Style With Supplier Partners

2015 is Amari Plastics’ 40th Anniversary and as part of the company’s year-long celebrations, it hosted a gala party event for its key suppliers at the beautiful and historic Oakley Court riverside hotel at Windsor on the 25th and 26th of June 2015.


Sika products have played an important role in ensuring that Mellor Brook, an exclusive new development constructed by award winning PH Homes, will remain watertight.  The development near Stockport consists of 12 properties, seven of which are built partly into the hillside, with the rear gardens being at first floor level.

ANS Global brings Warwick car park to life

National Grid’s HQ on the outskirts of Warwick, within view of historic Warwick Castle, houses some 2,800 staff. It is operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year and is a site which controls and is critical to the power distribution infrastructure in the UK.

National Grid’s commitment to sustainability in all its undertakings has meant that a new car park on this site would always lead to something extraordinary, and with the car park now finished it has literally come alive.