Aiden Dearie has been chosen as the ‘gold’ winner of the 2018 Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition after a gruelling three-day challenge at the WorldSkills UK LIVE event at Birmingham’s NEC. The final pitted seven regional winners... View Article

Craibstone Estate is here, and is yours to discover

A new dream home set within a unique woodland setting could become a reality for homebuyers in search of luxury, natural beauty and a lifestyle that blends adventure with tranquillity. Ready and waiting to be discovered, the landmark Craibstone Estate... View Article

Viiu’s ultra-slim door named finalist at glazing Oscars

Ultra-slim sliding door brand Viiu is celebrating after its ground-breaking product was named as a finalist at glazing’s most prestigious and longest-standing awards event. The G Award’s New Product of the Year is a particularly sought-after accolade – and despite... View Article

Coloured rads – new options!

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad is leading the trend for coloured radiators here in the UK and Ireland. For decades you could have radiators in ‘any colour so long as they were white!’ Now Stelrad has a number of radiators available... View Article

Polyflor Launches New Colonia Collection

Building on the continued success of their Luxury Vinyl Tile offering, Polyflor is delighted to reveal an exciting new Colonia range. The updated Colonia Collection features all 18 original shades with the introduction of eight brand new on trend designs.... View Article

New homes coming soon to Handforth

A long-awaited housing development in Handforth is soon to launch, Elan Homes has announced. Plans for 13 homes on disused land on Wilmslow Road were approved back in 2011 but the scheme had not progressed. Elan Homes recently acquired the... View Article

Edenstone builds on success

ONE of the fastest growing businesses in Wales, Edenstone Homes is committed to delivering homes and supporting communities as it continues to expand across South Wales and the South West of England. Magor-based Edenstone was recognised in the 2018 Fast Growth 50 list, following... View Article


BEM Services were called in urgently to replace a failed Mechanical Contractor to a site in Knightsbridge, London. The site, being run by OD Projects, was for 5 seven-storey houses and 3 Apartments with a combined basement level plantroom. The... View Article

Water and gas protection

Kevin Dodds of Delta Membrane Systems explores the complexities and challenges around structural waterproofing for developments which also require ground gas protection. Waterproofing structures offers protection to structural components, buildings, and installations from the penetration of water. They reduce risk,... View Article

Streamlining the timber trade

Ian Church of Snows Timber discusses how timber companies are innovating in an increasingly competitive market, and the benefits they are bringing to construction customers, besides pricing. With timber currently at a premium, timber importers and distributors must now compete... View Article

OPTIM-R supports organic growth of Garden Museum

The Kingspan OPTIM-R Roofing System has provided a slim, lightweight and highly thermally efficient solution for the Phase II extension of the prestigious Garden Museum in London. Situated within the deconsecrated St Mary’s-at-Lambeth, the Garden Museum is the only museum... View Article

Making sustainable design beautiful

Creating spaces and buildings that are as eco-conscious as they are design-forward is becoming a pressing requirement for the interiors industry. Russell Owens from Zip Water UK explains why the future lies in making sustainable design beautiful. ‘Sustainable design’ aims... View Article