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When is a mat not a mat?

Visual design, environment and function are 3 key requirements from any client but when it comes to design on a large scale how do you keep it looking and functioning as it did on Day 1. 

The UK’s Leading Range of High Quality Cycle Hubs, Cycle Racks, Bin Stores, Canopies and Street Furniture! Falco UK Ltd

Falco is the UK’s leading designer, manufacturer, supplier and installer of high quality cycle hubs, cycle shelters, cycle stands and racks, smoking shelters, bin stores, canopies and all types of street furniture products.

Shadow XT Bluetooth Patio Heaters from Heat Outdoors

Shadow XT Bluetooth Patio Heaters form the centre of a perfect patio heater set up. Heat Outdoors were proud to introduce the Shadow XT Bluetooth Patio Heater range as the world’s first and only fully BLUETOOTH controlled outdoors heater.

Organowood® Makes Timber Cladding Sustainable

Organowood®, a leading sustainable wood protection specialist, is fast becoming known as having the ideal solution to protect and strengthen all types of timber cladding. With strong sustainable and aesthetic qualities, OrganoWood provides architects, professionals and end users with an environmentally friendly and durable wood protection system that ensures longevity, without using harsh chemicals.


At Green Square we are proud to be a market-leading company offering renewable energy solutions for both domestic and commercial use.

Nationwide Platforms Takes Delivery of Versatile Tracked Booms

Nationwide Platforms, the UK’s market leader powered access rental company, has taken delivery of a further 64 tracked boom lifts which are ideal for carrying out a range of demanding applications. Available for hire throughout the UK, the investment ensures its customers have unrivalled access to one of the largest and youngest fleets of tracked boom lifts throughout the UK.

Tameside Council goes au naturel at Ashton Market

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has successfully completed delivery of over 4,000m2 of natural stone to Ashton Market Square in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

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Think Trespa®? Think Performance Panels Limited

Performance Panels Limited is a leading UK distributor and stockholder of Trespa® high quality sheet materials.

Widely used in both interior and exterior applications by architects and interior designers, Trespa panels combine performance materials with stunning aesthetics for unique and practical solutions.


ARCHITECT@WORK, the carefully curated two-day trade fair aimed at architects, designers and specifiers, will return to Olympia National Hall for its 2017 edition on 25th and 26th January.

Take a look at our Tropical Vibes


New FRIDA Chair


The new chair “FRIDA” is one of the latest from the “ Tropical Vibes” range at the Contract Furniture Store. This chair is made with different materials, colours and volumetric that give it a sophisticated and contemporary feel for any Hotel or Restaurant.

Like other pieces from the range, the FRIDA chair is customizable with different finishes, creating different styles and fulfilling everyone’s tastes through it’s simplicity and small details.

ARCHITECT@WORK UK 2016 has now opened at London’s Olympia National 27-28 January featuring exciting collaborations, exhibitions and talks.

Over 90 leading architectural suppliers from Europe offer the latest innovations in surface solutions,lighting technology as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All of these companies have gone through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing the product selection. This process ensures this is one of the UK’s most highly respected, curated trade shows of its kind.


The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its 6th annual conference. As a firmly established event in the design calendar, this year’s conference, entitled ‘Interior Identities’, will explore the theme of cultural, social and individual identities in interior design. Attendees will also dissect the complex concept of ‘identity’ in design through engaging and informative speeches and panel discussions by leading industry experts.  

New President to lead CIAT into its next half a century

Gary Mees MCIAT has been inaugurated as the 27th President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). Gary has been a sole practitioner based in Edinburgh since 2000. As an active Member, Gary has held the positions of Vice-President Practice and Vice-President Technical.


Metsä Wood, the UK’s leading supplier of timber materials for the construction industry, is the latest confirmed exhibitor at Timber Expo, part of UK Construction Week.

The show, which runs 6 – 8 October at the NEC, is the seminal date in the timber industry’s calendar and promises to provide a real forum for manufacturers, specifiers and contractors to discuss the most pressing issues currently facing the sector.

Structural Timber Awards – Final Call for Entries

Today, the organisers of the Structural Timber Awards put out a final call for entries.  With the deadline for submissions fast approaching on 12 June 2015 – the Awards have attracted entries from project and products large and small but all have one thing in common – timber!

Polyrey introduces Reysitop, a new generation of compact

22 May 2015—Polyrey is launching a unique new compact (solid grade laminate), Reysitop®, which brings together exclusive design with high-technology enabling the creation of layouts and furniture in commercial or residential spaces in tune with current decorative trends.

Conlon Wins RICS Award for High Flying Blackburn Wing Project

Conlon Construction’s £6m Blackburn Wing scheme at the Grade II-listed Bowcliffe Hall in Wetherby has won the Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year accolade at the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Pro-Yorkshire Awards (held Friday 15 May 2015). The accolade follows the scheme’s success in winning a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2015 Yorkshire Award in April, following completion of the project by the Conlon team last October.

Harrogate Borough Council appoints Farrell and Clark

Architects Farrell and Clark LLP have been appointed by Harrogate Borough Council to develop proposals for new civic accommodation on its Knapping Mount site. The new Civic building could rationalise five of the councils existing offices onto a single site.

High Level Bespoke Corporate Signage for HSBC European Headquarters at Canary Wharf, London.

Tara Signs recently completed one of its most daring and challenging projects to date. Having beaten off fierce competition that involved bids from many major worldwide sign manufacturers, Tara Signs has designed, manufactured and assisted in the installation of the impressive HSBC lettering and logo on top of the 5th tallest building in London, and 34th tallest building in Europe.


Yes, you can have a seamless wall of mirror and barre!

Our popular INTEGRA SYSTEM is designed and installed to create a seamless wall of mirror with the appearance of a floating ballet or pilates barre, giving the user maximum, uninterrupted mirror reflection. Installed in numerous schools, leisure centres and private homes throughout the UK, INTEGRA is simply for those who want the best for their facility.

Colorful Renovation with HAVER Architectural Mesh

The colorful, attention-grabbing new façade planned for the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is courtesy of a new painted, architectural mesh introduced by HAVER & BOECKER.

Ship Shape Construction – Homebuilding & Renovating 2014 Winner

The annual Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards were announced in November 2014 and ‘Uphill House’, the project designed by Robert Dye Architects and completed by Ship Shape Construction won the top honour of best Residential Design 2014.

Advanced Foundation Technology Ltd

Groundshield is the new generation of insulated raft foundations now available in the UK via AFT Ltd.  Incorporating long life EPS, proven over many years here and abroad, the system combines quick and easy to install shuttering with high compressive strength, low lambda, water resistant EPS insulation to provide an outstanding foundation for any building.


On 3 April 2015, metal railings, gates and pedestrian guardrail manufacturer, Alpha Rail, will raise a toast to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The company employs 40 staff, many of whom have 20years+ service and are justifiably proud that their reputation for quality products and service has seen them appointed on many prestigious and BALI award winning projects such as the Athletes Village for the London 2012 Olympics, and Jubilee Gardens, a £3.2m riverside park in London, restored for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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.

A smarter ‘plan-in’ solution for urban waste

Invariably, a scattering of traditional collection bins isn’t enough to cope with busy places. Some discarded rubbish spends only a few seconds in a bin before overflow and a breeze send it on its way. But we seem to be stuck in ‘a small bin rut’, according to Dave Hughes, managing director of ESE World. That’s surprising given that effective management of urban waste is one of the most pressing problems communities face today.


The recently completed UTC Swindon was officially opened by The Duke, in December 2014.

Designed and delivered by international design practice, Scott Brownrigg and constructed by BAM, the £10m college provides a new concept in technical education for students aged 14 to 19; an “engineering academy” at the heart of a large engineering, manufacturing and business community.

Pipe Center and Climate Center announce new Trading team

Pipe Center and Climate Center, the UK’s leading heating and cooling distributors, have announced the creation of a new trading leadership team.

Led by recently appointed Trading Director Chris Banner, it will be responsible for delivering Pipe and Climate Center’s ambitious sales and service agenda, , via field sales teams and the nationwide branch network.

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