Category Archives: News

Living Walls:Vertical Gardens

Tendercare Nurseries is delighted to be the sole UK supplier of the Veritss Modular Plant Concept.  

Flexible Thin Film Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Conventional solar PV panels were designed to be ground mounted and at best Building Applied based on the very nature of the crystalline silicon cells and their limitations / characteristics. As for building integrated photovoltaic functionality, form and function did not match. There was a clear need to rethink the form of solar PV and its embodiment in order to meet the needs and opportunities it presented for a true building integration and its attendant benefits. This is the vision of turning buildings in to power stations without making them look like one.

Yeoman Shield Wall Protection Helps to Maintain Standards at Keble Prep.

A North London boys’ school has installed robust wall protection panels from Yeoman Shield to help protect its corridor walls from constant wear and tear and maintain an attractive surrounding for pupils and staff.

Keble Preparatory School, in Winchmore Hill has provided high-quality education for pupils aged between 4-13 since 1929 and now has more than 200 pupils who enjoy a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting activities.


Laser Crystal are the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium 3D engraved crystal awards.

We combine creative ideas with innovation and superior 3D technology to create stunning crystal awards, paperweights and trophies. We design bespoke crystal pieces for our clients, anything from a building or architect’s drawing, car or crane, to a logo, landscape, or a piece of machinery – we can bring any object to life in crystal.

London Swimming Pool Company on The Art of Bespoke Pools

Eighty three per cent of architects who took part in our recent luxury pools survey said that keeping updated on pool design trends is important to enable them to advise clients on their options. 

New Air Lounge takes off for Amari Plastics.

Located in the heart of London at the prestigious Business Design Centre in Islington, Amari Plastics has unveiled the Amari Air Lounge as the new destination for their new Amari Interiors brand.

Experts in Textile Solutions

For more than 85 years, workwear from F. Engel™ has been selected by customers from all over Europe as the first choice for all-round protection and maximum comfort no matter what a work situation may demand.

Founded in 1927 by Carl J. Engel Senior and now 4th generation family-owned, the company has 850 employees based at its Headquarters in Norgesvej, Denmark and 2 factories in Lithuania.  Since it first began, with the importing of denim from the U.S. as a hard wearing fabric, the company’s aims have always been the same – to provide superior quality, value for money workwear designed for a perfect, flexible fit and to give long lasting, reliable service.


Glotech is a family-run business, established in 1975 recognised for our fine reputation in friendly and personal customer service that is second to none. 

Maxtop Quartz announces 2018 price freeze

Kitchen and bathroom surface specialist, Maxtop Quartz Ltd, has announced a price freeze across its entire range for 2018.


With homeowners looking to add a bit of shine to wooden floors and furniture this summer, Osmo UK has introduced Polyx®-Oil Clear Glossy which provides a gloss finish and adds a touch of class to any room.

Did you know that 6 billion plastic bags laid end-to-end would stretch 75 times around the world?

PolyWood’s low maintenance, recycled poly-lumber offers the premier wood alternative in outdoor furniture, with all-weather endurance, exceptional durability and aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic designs. Recycling plastics since 1990, PolyWood have developed state-of-the-art processes to minimise waste, whilst ensuring industry-leading quality. Here in the U.K., PolyWood has been successfully installed in an array of commercial projects with decade old sets still in use, proving its commercial pedigree beyond all doubt.

Eclectic Contract ®

Who We are

Eclectic ® is a long-standing furniture fabrication company with a well-established history of providing customers with amazing quality furniture and case goods for almost any conceived design.
Eclectic ® proven manufacturing technique delivers furnishings with beauty, style, function and durability that are second to none.

Buckingham Double Glazing Limited

There are a wide variety of products available in the marketplace today, and Buckingham have handpicked what we feel are the best of the systems available.

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.



Rinnai, the UK leader in hot water heating units and systems for all commercial and residential sites, has announced that it is holding its price for the second year in succession – in the face of reports that some other manufacturers are increasing prices by almost 5%. 

EQUITONE [linea] in practice

The unique 3D, through-coloured EQUITONE [linea] facade material displays a linear surface that highlights the raw inner texture of the core fibre cement material. Every moment of the day, the changing angle of the daylight gives EQUITONE [linea] a different aspect.

ProofVision to launch innovative In-wall toothbrush charger

Bathroom electronic solution specialists launch innovative charging station compatible with all Oral B and Braun Electric Toothbrushes. ‘ProofVision’ have announced the launch of their latest product, the stylish wall mounted toothbrush charger.

NGS Macmillan Unit The Manser Practice

On behalf of Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Macmillan Cancer support and sponsor NGS (National Garden Scheme), The Manser Practice has completed a 2,140-sqm purpose-built cancer unit to the rear of the existing hospital campus. The new building is linked to the main hospital via a glazed bridge.

VELUX® launches MyDaylight – the world’s first virtual reality app for renovation design

The app enables homeowners to design their own room, visualising the real effect of daylight, with 3600 view and virtual reality options. MyDaylight is a powerful new app by VELUX that enables homeowners to design their own room or renovation project by easily selecting parameters such as floor dimensions, roof height and ceiling pitch.

InfoTech Office Building at Celebration Pointe

CUPKOVIC architecture wins 2017 AAP architecture prize for InfoTech Office

The InfoTech Office Building is a 3 level, single use office building for InfoTech, a software company located in Gainesville, FL., near UF The building terminates Tech-Park, part of the overall Celebration Pointe project, designed by CUPKOVIC architecture for Celebration Pointe Partners.

Butterfly Studio

A private workshop for art and reflection 

Winner of the 2017 American Architecture Prize. Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings and other organic forms, this 350 square-foot art studio and private office for a family home in Westport, Connecticut, provides a serene refuge.

Custom Install – Monitor Audio

Monitor Audio Super Slim In Wall range opens up new installation possibilities.

Monitor Audio Super Slim In Wall (WSS) speakers demand just 50 mm depth, the Monitor Audio Super Slim In Wall (WSS) speaker range is an ingenious design.

White Collar Factory  Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

White Collar Factory is a complex of six buildings at Old Street Yard, which includes offices, studios, incubator space, restaurants and apartments, set around a new area of public realm, with a sixteen-storey tower topped by a 150m rooftop running track.

The Point Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

The new two-storey, 410m2 building caters for around 100 young adults and houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café, a series of activity pods and break-out spaces as well as an outside recreation space.

Maggie’s Centre Barts

Steven Holl Architects


The site in the centre of London is adjacent to the large courtyard of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Founded in Smithfield in the 12th century, the hospital is the oldest in London and was founded at the same time as the St. Bartholomew the Great Church in 1123. Rahere founded the church and hospital “for the restoration of poor men.

Case Study: Austria Center Vienna

IST’s iDrive® White Knight 36 and Thor 36 centralised LED drivers have recently been included in a full Ethernet-based lighting refurbishment within the impressive Austria Center Vienna (ACV). Delivered by IST’s partner in Austria, Leman GmbH has over 40 years’ experience in delivery of technical services across a wide variety of settings globally, such as event, film and TV productions, as well as the design and implementation of architectural lighting.

Corian® is the multi-talented solution to creating a ‘Luxe’ look in Liverpool

The new kitchen in the penthouse apartment of a chic Liverpool tower block overlooking the waterfront has all the look of the luxe stones and finishes that were requested, achieved with all the ease, reliability and sophistication of Corian®. When architect Paul O’Hare was given a brief by his world-travelling clients (with a penchant for the glamour of Dubai) to create the perfect kitchen for social gatherings during their stays in the city, the material choice was an obvious one, as Paul is a long term fan of Corian®.  

Big Cats Perfect for Tranquil Space in the new Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi

Dunham-Bush has supplied United Arab Emirates based Intercool Central Air Conditioning Ltd with 225 of its Panther and 221 Puma Fan coil units to provide heating and cooling at the magnificent new Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum.


Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, presents ESCO Chateau, a sleek and contemporary style of oak flooring. Prefinished with Osmo Polyx®-Oil, Chateau elegantly embraces the wood’s artistic knots and grains, complementing a wide range of current decorative trends and interiors.

Finding the Underdog Win £5,000* and Talent Mentorship!

We are currently running a national campaign on our website, social media and Radio called ‘Finding The Underdog’ where we are on a mission to showcase the UK’s best talent. Whether you’re a football freestyler, dancer, gymnast, magician, singer or a think you have a talent that must be seen then we want YOU to show us what YOU’VE got!