Category Archives: Products

Cook up a storm with Smeg’s new SIH5935B induction hob

The 90cm SIH5935B induction hob features slider touch controls and angled edges

Perfect for keen cooks looking to create restaurant quality results at home, award-winning appliance manufacturer Smeg’s new SIH5935B 90cm Slider Touch Control Induction hob has three full power induction zones, which all have their own individual timers.

All Weather Jointing Mortar for Natural Stone Paving

This driveway was designed with concentric circles of Black Limestone and Raj Green Sandstone setts surrounded by Indian Sandstone slabs, with an edge band of the same black setts. The paving was all pointed using GftK’s vdw 800, the unique epoxy resin bound sand, paving jointing mortar from NCC Streetscape.

Granite Sett Driveway – Not just ‘Good as New’ – But Better!

NCC Streetscape Limited:  GftK’s vdw 850 Paving Joint Mortar has been used to refurbish this prestige driveway near Bury in Lancashire by repointing and grouting the joints to replace and improve the long term performance and durability.

The award winning, popular New Houses & Extensions Plus program produced by Easy Price Pro

The award winning, popular New Houses & Extensions Plus program produced by Easy Price Pro was developed some 25 years back by builder and Easy Price Pro’s founder Paul Betts.  Paul was unable to find an easy, accurate pricing program that met the needs of his business so he decided to create his own and the NHE’s ancestor was born.

An even bigger and better range of wood ceilings has been released by Armstrong

Leading interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings has enhanced its new wood range to make it possible for specifiers to achieve multiple layout combinations with standard products.

The original range was launched last summer with an exposed grid and tiles and planks, and in veneer, where real wood gives a particularly prestigious, high-class solution, or laminate, for a durable and more affordable option.

Tall Trees property, Leicestershire

Haddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of landscape ornaments and architectural cast stone, was commissioned by a private developer to provide the stonework for a radical transformation to the front and rear of the ‘Tall Trees’ property in Leicestershire.

Westgate Joinery and ‘The House that Kevin Built 2013’

Sussex based Westgate Joinery has made a commitment to supply high tech energy efficient timber windows and doors for the U.K.’s first sustainable and social innovation building to be built largely out of waste to be constructed in the coastal town of Brighton. Designed by Brighton-based architect Duncan Baker-Brown, it will be built on the University of Brighton’s campus in the city centre largely from waste and surplus materials sourced locally. Baker-Brown, co-founder of BBM Sustainable Design and a senior lecturer at Brighton’s arts faculty, says, “There is a huge pile of construction waste that’s building up in this country and to ignore is quite frankly sinful. Through this project we are going to show that there is no such thing as waste.”

House Builders On The Same Level? – Cavity Trays Ltd

Where access into a building is required to be at the same level internally and externally, the designer must consider how damp and water transference is to be prevented?

New energy saving axial fan, from ebm-papst

Europe’s leading manufacturer of fans and motors, ebm-papst, has launched a new axial fan that will provide energy savings of up to 66%.


Four awards recently presented at The Renewables Roadshow were for projects where Windhager biomass boilers have been specified.

On healthy floors

nora system blue: safety with a system – now available worldwide

Weinheim, October 2012 – nora system blue, the first certified and environmentally compatible floor installation system, is conquering the world. Rubber specialists nora systems had launched the innovative composite system in Germany in 2010. In response to the rising demand for ecologically sound and sustainable building materials, nora system blue is now also being introduced on the international markets.

Rubber floorings are the favourite choice

Award from the US healthcare industry for nora systems

Weinheim, November 2012 – The noraplan sentica rubber floor covering from nora systems has won the gold Nightingale Award. Inaugurated in 1990, the Nightingale Award is one of the most prestigious design prizes awarded by the healthcare industry in the USA. Named after the famous British nurse Florence Nightingale, the award is traditionally presented in the run-up to the Healthcare Design Conference.

Fun Notice Board is a Winner

Parents and children alike have commented how much they like the Owl shaped Fun Notice Board, designed specifically to appeal to young children, that has recently been supplied by Jtech Services to a nursery school in the Midlands.

Astor-Bannerman Range of Height Adjustable Patient Handling and Bathing Care Equipment

Astor-Bannerman (Medical) Ltd design and manufacture a wide range of height adjustable patient handling and assisted bathing care equipment throughout the UK for people with varied and special needs within the community, care homes, social services and the NHS  A variety of bespoke high quality care solutions include…

Love Doors Ltd – The Automatic Doors Business of Excellence

‘The Automatic Doors People’ supply and install Automatic Doors Nationwide. Experts in Automatic Doors, Access Control, Architectural Glazing, DisabledAccess and Service and Maintenance they are the preferred choice for major brand name clients across the UK. Covering nationwide with hubs in London, Newcastle, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester and Exeter they offer high quality products at fantastic prices. They have a unique instant quoting tool on their website which is a fresh and modern approach to the industry.

Heckmondwike Launches Stylish New Swatch Samples

Heckmondwike FB, the UK’s leading specialist in heavy contract carpets and carpet tiles, has launched a new sample card designed to showcase its popular Array range alongside the complimentary Broadrib samples, allowing users to easily select attractive matching floorcovering options.

The Reclaimed Flooring Company Now Sells To The Trade

Cheshire, UK, 27 September 2012- Every inhabited space has a character of its own. A singular personality, with its own history and its own unique story to tell. In-spite of the diverging fads and philosophies of interior design one tenet has always held true: no material on earth has a richer story to tell than vintage wood.

World’s First Bio-Adaptive Façade

A zero-energy house under construction in Germany is set to provide the first real-life test for a new façade system that uses live microalgae to provide shade and generate renewable energy at the same time. The world’s first ‘bio-adaptive façade’ will be installed in the ‘BIQ’ house for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, which runs through 2013.


With less than one week to go until Decorex International 2012 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, AV specialist Kensington Home Technology (KHT) has announced that it will be showcasing a host of new products from innovative providers including Crestron, amBX, Spectral, Cineak, NEOD, Clipso and Loewe on stand F192.  This integrated display will allow interior designers to visualise all aspects of AV in one space, with experts on hand to discuss exactly what is possible with each technology – and how.

New PaintShop® Pro X5 Combines Photo Editing & Design Tools for a Powerful All-in-One Solution

Corel® announced the release of PaintShop® Pro X5, its robust consumer photo editing and creative design solution. PaintShop Pro X5 delivers all the powerful editing and digital design tools needed to produce stunning images and professional works of art. With easy-to-use, pro-quality tools and built-in learning resources, every level of user, from aspiring amateur to seasoned professional, will be able to expertly organise, edit, and share their photographic and artistic visions with ease.


Ideal Standard International, the leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has launched a new range of products and services designed to provide an all-inclusive solution for selecting, installing and maintaining hotel bathrooms.

Sweeping curves in glossy black Parapan®

Sweeping curves in glossy black Parapan® will create an impact in any kitchen. The reflective quality of the sleek high gloss acrylic adds a contemporary edge when combined with other more traditional surfaces.  Here it has been used for the island with its stunning curved door fronts

Focus SB maintains its presence at Decorex 2012

(Stand G217) Electrical accessories manufacturer Focus SB is again taking a stand at this year’s Decorex and will be exhibiting its best selling range of plates with bespoke finishes.

Practicality Brown Specialist Suppliers Of Instant Hedges And Specimen Tress

Established since 1981, we have offered professional landscape services, coupled with unrivalled customer satisfaction, for 30 years. Our client base is wide and varied, from commercial projects, small and large, to bespoke individual trees and hedges to private gardens, prestigious projects for the UK’s leading Garden Designers, Landscape Architects and Property Developers.

Flamingo, a versatile and recycled product from marble tiling offcuts/rejects.

One of Long Rake Spar’s success stories has been the introduction of their unique product Flamingo, a versatile and recycled product from marble tiling offcuts/rejects. The uptake of this along with their many other core products emphasises why Long Rake Spar is nationally known as one of the largest suppliers of hard landscaping products to the UK Construction  industry and Landscaping professionals.

High performance, sustainable roofing from Lindab

Seamline from Lindab is a high performance and sustainable standing seam roofing system that offers; an impressively low carbon footprint, minimal thermal movement, resistance to corrosion, is virtually maintenance free and long lasting and at the end of its serviceable life, can be fully recycled.

On the deck or on the wall Woozen is the sustainable solution.

Surface material specialists David Clouting Ltd now offer Woozen – a unique cladding & decking system manufactured by LG Hausys from high quality wood flour derived from recycling the waste elements of tree thinning from managed conservation forests.

Marble by design from COMPAC

COMPAC have been able to create ‘technological marble’- an engineered stone composite which has the look and feel of natural marble but with properties that eradicate many of the problems associated with it.

Polyflor heads to the gym

Polyflor, the UK’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential vinyl flooring is delighted to announce that its products have recently been specified by Pure Gym Group Ltd.

Axis Open Doors at Waitrose

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems have helped finish the new little Waitrose store in the centre of Ipswich.

Waitrose is looking to improve its presence in Ipswich and as well as being part of a major scheme involving adjacent John Lewis and Waitrose stores on the outskirts of the city, the retailer also wanted to open a little Waitrose in Ipswich town centre. Previously the ground floor of an historic Grade II listed town centre building the conversion posed a number of challenges.