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EQUITONE fibre cement facade materials; designed by architects for architects

EQUITONE facade materials evoke the unique nature of fibre cement – a mineral composite material with outstanding physical and aesthetic properties. The materials provide architects with the ability to bring inspirational designs to life, for both new buildings and refurbishment projects.


New pool design hub to make research and tendering easier

Award winning pool designer, London Swimming Pool Company, has launched a pool Design Hub, a comprehensive resource for architects. 

Rehau Crystal Polymeric Glass

Rehau Crystal combines minimalistic design with a high-quality ‘smart’ glass effect for the ultimate surface material.

Unlike real glass, Rehau Crystal Polymeric Glass enables on-site processing with conventional woodworking tools. Recesses for electrical fittings such as sockets can be precisely measured and cut out, eliminating the need for templates. 

Delta Ground Gas Barrier System

Delta Membrane Systems Limited has launched a new range of Gas Membranes.  The MemTech Gas Protection range are BBA Approved and work in compliance with Building Standards (BS8485:2015, BRE 211.2015, CIRIA 665, CIRIA 735, CIRIA 748 and NHBC Standards) suitable for the protection against dangerous gases and chemicals when building on Brownfield and contaminated sites.

Let Greens Square take the Headache out of installing Renewable Energy

Planning renewable energy products into future building works is a must if we want to move towards a more sustainable existance, but the lack of experience with the wide range of products available may be stopping them being considered in the first place.

Integrating the bicycle with home & workspaces.

Cactus Tongue’s bicycle wall hangers don’t just look good, like all great design solutions they smartly blend form and function.

Time to Rethink the Role of Technology in your hotel

The power of technology is growing and is changing the hospitality industry. Exceptional technology now becomes one of the reasons why hotel guests revisit your hotel. It is therefore crucial to rethink the role of technology in your hotel. Guest expectations for technology are now constantly growing and changing. According to a recent survey conducted by Oracle Hospitality,


Rinnai is now offering a complete package in a combined heating and hot water system for all commercial and domestic applications.

Fraser Besant lighting is a British lighting manufacturer. Our workshop is in Bristol and we pride ourselves in offering quality lighting that is built to last. All of our hand crafted lighting comes with a 10 year guarantee. We specialize in industrial and vintage designs and offer a beautiful range of Verdigris Copper and Rusted metal lights. We make our own range of high CRI Decorative LEDs and fire rated industrial down lights. We have created a collection of lights that will satisfy the primary and secondary lighting requirements of any design.  

FLOORMATE™ 500-A and XENERGYTM MK specified for Westfield London shopping centre expansion

An extension to Westfield London, the largest covered shopping development in the capital, will use Dow Building Solution’s FLOORMATE 500-A in the provision of new car parking facilities. The £1bn extension will add a further 740,000 sq ft of retail space in addition to leisure and community facilities, and much needed housing for the local area.

Interior Film – an innovative decorative film that will transform virtually any surface.

Interior Film, manufactured by LG Hausys and supplied in the UK by leading surface materials provider David Clouting Ltd, is now used for a wide range of refurbishment applications, from feature walls, staircases, reception areas, restaurants and bars to hotels and hospitals.

The Goddess Diana, Italian, mid-18th century Roman School oil on canvas 24" x 32" framed with an English 18th century, carved and gilded frame £20,000 from Atelier Limited In Roman mythology Diana, meaning heavenly or divine, was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and childbirth. She also had the ability to talk to and control animals and was one of three maiden goddesses, along with Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. She was equivalent to the Greek goddess Artemis and considered to be the twin sister of Apollo, their parents being Zeus and Leto. Worshipped by the ancient Romans, Diana provided artists with ample subject matter and here she is depicted as the huntress in a woodland setting, the moon adorning her hair with two faithful hounds beside her.

The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

The first quality London antiques fair of the new year, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair opens its doors for the sixth consecutive year at the five star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 January 2018 with the support of Wetherell, Bold & Reeves, The Clubhouse, and NFU Mutual Godalming.  Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, this prestigious boutique event brings together some 40 expert dealers, mainly members of BADA or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.   This popular fair had people jetting in from abroad from the start and continues to woo collectors, interior decorators, the trade, Londoners and visitors to the capital at the end of the festive season.

The Manser Practice specifies an elegant, high-performance Corian® facade for the new NGS Macmillan Unit at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

When the NHS Chesterfield Royal Hospital commissioned a separate and dedicated cancer outpatient facility, the brief to architects The Manser Practice was to create a comfortable, modern and welcoming clinical environment in which the design would contribute to the therapeutic ambience of the space.


THE age of austerity means local authorities continue to be under pressure to meet targets and maintain service levels while being as cost effective as possible.

With investment in new facilities and redevelopment of existing ones, architects and specifiers find themselves restricted in terms of their design proposals. 

Fast Property Finance employs a modern approach, with good old-fashioned service, to source bespoke solutions tailored to our client’s requirements. Offering individuals and businesses that invest in residential and commercial property or land, access to the finance they need.

Earth Save Products Award Winning Ecocent Hot Water System Wins Again

Earth Save Products (ESP) beat off stiff competition to win Best Heating Product in the BuildIt Awards 2017. This annual event celebrates all aspects of self-build and renovation, including completed projects, services and suppliers. The awards bring together architects, manufacturers and key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector.

Welcome to the success story of Minibar Systems, a leading global hospitality company with in excess of 2,000,000 minibars, fridges and safes installed worldwide.

Welcome to the success story of Minibar Systems, a leading global hospitality  company with in excess of 2,000,000 minibars, fridges and safes installed worldwide.

Battle of the surfaces: laminate vs quartz

Over the last year, there has been an increase in the number of consumers upgrading from laminate to quartz surfaces, a trend predicted to continue.


CEDIA® is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Lifestyle Technology Showcase on 11th October 2017 at The Building Centre in London. Targeted at interior designers, architects, and property developers, the event will educate and inspire attendees about the benefits of home technology and provide an insight into the type of solutions that are available.

EQUITONE facade material – designed by and for architects

EQUITONE facade materials offer unparalleled design flexibility.

The fibre cement material is through-coloured, which means the surface displays the inner texture and colour of the core material. No matter what facade design options you explore, the through-coloured materials can be transformed into crisp, monolithic facade details.

impra® – Superior products for timber!

Superior products for timber! impra®lan from impra® – the ideal surface coating system.

Symphony Coatings are proud to announce their exclusive partnership with impra® to supply the impra®lan exterior joinery range in the UK.


The Infinity Solo condensing and low NOX condensing water heater is the first Rinnai product for the UK to bring together the advanced technology of its wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder in one compact footprint.

Mermet UK

This week Mermet UK are exhibiting @ 100% Design (Stand D410 Olympia, London Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd).

Footbridge made from Plaswood Lumber

Increased demand for renewable building product

Demand for Plaswood is on the increase as specifiers, architects, landscape designers, construction companies and many more realise the benefits of the sustainable, eco-friendly substitute for non-renewable materials such as wood, concrete and steel.


Rinnai Energysaver fanned convection powered flue gas fired space heaters are designed specifically for use in large buildings where the range continues to expand its fan base.

Aluprof Expands Consultancy Team

As the demand for Aluprof systems continues to increase across the UK, two new Project Consultants have joined the rapidly expanding UK division.

Gain International exposure and a chance to win €3,500

Gain International exposure and a chance to win €3,500 with the Antalis Interior Design Awards. There are two ways to enter; upload your existing projects which utilise the Coala range of visual communication products or design a brand new interior using one of our 3D blank models.

TPG are celebrating 50 years

TPG – The Parkside Group Limited would like to take this opportunity to thank all their architectural, contractor and fabricator clients as they celebrate their 50th year and welcome in their Golden anniversary.  As an independent, privately owned British company, The Parkside Group Limited shares it’s remarkable history and here highlights its ambitious strategy for the future.

New-look offices pioneer use of Armstrong’s bespoke metal baffles

A variety of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions feature in the redevelopment of Blake House.

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has marked the first use in the UK of its wood-effect metal baffles, alongside other innovative systems, in a prestigious £3.9 million office refurbishment.

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.

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