Introducing Königstone: Feel at home

Taking its name from the German word for “king”, Königstone was created in 2005 with the aim of providing quartz products of the highest quality for use as surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. The brand was started by two business partners, who currently... View Article

BLANCO appoints new Marketing Manager

BLANCO UK has appointed John Robinson as Marketing Manager to take over the reins of the UK marketing and communications strategy. John joined BLANCO from Bathstore where he headed up the Marketing and Communication team for nearly five years, before... View Article

StrongFix – improved support from Norbord

Sometimes, even the simple task of hanging a picture or a mirror on an interior partition wall has been fraught with difficulty due to the common challenge of a weak plasterboard substrate. That is no longer a problem thanks to... View Article

Scotframe – think fabric first

Scotframe manufacture an innovative and unique injected PU closed panel timber frame system called Val-U-ThermPLUS® a range of advanced, closed panel, factory insulated, high thermal performance wall, roof and floor systems, which provide a winning solution. Val-U-ThermPLUS® ensures space heating... View Article

The hidden costs of ‘cheap’ insulation

New research has shown that by using premium performance phenolic insulation over cheaper, thicker mineral fibre insulation, developers can reduce construction thicknesses and actually save on total upfront costs. The study from Currie & Brown, which was commissioned by Kingspan... View Article

Artisan Panel doors for luxury homes and apartments

Specialist door manufacturer, Ahmarra have supplied bespoke panel doors for a number of striking high-end residential properties from their Artisan Panel Door Collection. The Artisan range has been designed specifically for architects, developers and interior designers working in the luxury... View Article

Planning success for former HM Prison Kingston site

Grant Associates is designing the landscape strategy for the Victorian gaol, which is being masterplanned by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on behalf of City & Country Group. The scheme is expected to be brought forward as a joint venture with Vivid Homes delivering the new... View Article

Double success for SE Controls apprentices

Two apprentices at Lichfield based smoke control environmental ventilation and façade engineering specialist, SE Controls, have become the first to complete the company’s engineering apprenticeship programme, after four years of combined theoretical study and practical experience. Bradley Stansbie, aged 21... View Article

International Women’s Day | Modular developer commentary

Comment from Helen Charlesworth, Head of HR at ilke Homes: “As one of the UK’s leading modular housebuilders, ilke Homes is committed to championing diversity and addressing the skills shortage within the construction industry. As an emerging sector, modular housebuilding... View Article