Bathroom of the future

The ageing population, along with the number of older people choosing to stay in their own homes for financial reasons, means that the bathroom of the future must be able to cater to a wide range of needs. Here, Chris... View Article

SWF introduces fixed Taylors Spindle to its portfolio

Steel Window Fittings (SWF), a Steel Window Association member, is pleased to announce the launch of its “Taylors Spindle”. New to Steel Window Fittings, the Taylors Spindle, which can be used with the company’s B850 and B860 door handles. The... View Article

Out with the old and in with the new

By Danny Hanlon, UK COO, Granite & TREND Transformations With summer approaching, homeowners are starting to think about making those changes around the home that have been niggling away during the winter. Big decisions like a kitchen or bathroom makeover... View Article

Joseph Ash Galvanizing

Joseph Ash Galvanizing is a UK leader of steel finishing services including galvanizing, spin galvanizing, shot blasting, powder coating and duplex coatings. With eight plants in the UK serving many types of customers from large construction companies and fabricators, to... View Article

Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM

Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have today been announced at MIPIM. The Brewers Yard scheme is proposed for ten acres of brownfield land neighbouring University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus.... View Article

More costs and more delays will hamper house building, warns FMB

New biodiversity measures will result in more costs and more delays for the nation’s small and medium-sized (SME) house builders, worsening the housing crisis, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Responding to today’s Spring Statement, Brian Berry, Chief Executive... View Article

Senses working overtime

With wellbeing becoming one of the fastest growing priorities in modern life, housebuilders have an increasingly important role to play in exploring the significance of multi-sensory design in the bathroom and how to achieve it. Here, Sophie Weston, channel marketing... View Article

Construction new orders decline signals weakness in 2019

Data from the ONS, published today, shows that construction output rose 2.7% in January, but was 0.6% lower on a three-month basis, owing to weakness in three of the largest sectors of activity during the period: private housing, commercial and... View Article

British Property Federation response to Spring Statement 2019

Brexit uncertainty Melanie Leech, Chief Executive of the British Property Federation, said: “As the Chancellor rightly identified, the threat of a disruptive and damaging ‘no deal’ Brexit hangs over the UK economy, and removing that shadow from day-to-day investment decision-making... View Article

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