Following on from the highly successful launch of the BarrierSabco frameless glass balustrade system last year, Barrier Components Ltd is due to launch a raft of new balustrade hardware at the FIT Show in May.

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CHARLES – design Roberto de Lorenzo 2016


Charles is inspired by the shape of the egg, the symbol of perfection and example of lightness; the result is an elegant model, comfortable and delicate, where curved and straight lines coexist harmoniously. By simply rotating the back, without removing any of the cushions, Charles converts into a conventional bed with wooden slats and a 200 cm mattress. The cover is completely removable and washable according to the fabric chosen. Charles is also available as a sofa and can be completely disassembled for easy delivery.

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The VEKA UK Group secures Secured by Design for three more years

Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group, has been awarded membership once again of the national crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design (SBD), for both its VEKA and Halo brands.

The VEKA UK Group partnered with Secured by Design several years ago and has maintained its strong relationship with the team, thanks to a shared ethos of designing out crime at the product development stage.  

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Plaswood presents new contemporary seating designs

The new, 100 per cent recycled Plaswood Edge bench introduces a maintenance free and sophisticated product range which combines versatility with outstanding long life properties, stylish designs, together with sweeping contemporary lines, for both outdoor and indoor settings.

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Citizen chooses iDrive® centralised LED driver solution for its HQ in Japan

The “Light is Time” installation in the headquarters of Citizen Watch Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a stunning example of the fusion of innovative technology and design. The project is the latest in a series of “Light is Time” installations designed to explore the relationship between light and time, which are a result of the collaboration between the Citizen Watch design team and Paris-based architect Tsuyoshi Tane (DGT).

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Stunning 33 Glasshouse Street Features Under Floor Air Conditioning

AET Flexible Space, leading provider of underfloor air conditioning has recently completed commissioning 33 Glasshouse Street in London after supplying to Emico early this year. The building features a Grade II Listed façade and is located in a prominent position looking over Regent Street and the Soho area of the West End. 

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Paint the pavement pastel with retro inspired grit bins from Wybone

One of the original grit bin manufacturers – Wybone – has taken a design that has served the market for 50 years and introduced a retro colour range to brighten streets and landscapes across the UK. Available in four pastel shades, including Off White, Pastel Blue, Pastel Green and Light Grey; this new heritage style range offers a splash of colour allowing grit bins to look more like a feature piece than a functional salt storage unit.

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Inventor of the first-ever oscillating multi-tool, FEIN has once again revolutionised the market with its unique anti-vibration technology and the introduction of the Starlock mounting system across its entire oscillating power tool range, enabling accessory changes in less than three seconds.

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The Lifton Home Lift is a stylish and luxurious home lift and a perfect addition for your design and build project.

Whether you plan to include the lift in a new build or add it in as part of an extensive house renovation, the LiftonDUO by the Stiltz Home Lifts Group, is the ultimate upgrade for any home.

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Maxtop helps family on BBC DIY SOS Big Build

Worktop specialist Maxtop, has worked with DIY SOS to help renovate the kitchen of a family in need.

The programme, which aired at 9pm on BBC One on 1st February, opted for Maxtop Quartz White Jasmine surfaces for the Worcestershire-based, Payne-Cheney family’s kitchen. 

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Closing the Communication Gap: How Two Way Radio Can Boost Site Safety

If asked what piece of kit they would most like to add to their tool belt, there would probably be few in the construction industry who put down a two way radio as their first choice.

However, more and more construction businesses are turning to radio handsets for one very good reason – they can play a significant role in helping to keep workers safe.

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Sliding Folding Doors are a national company, based in London offering the supply and or installation of specialist concertina style doors which open up a room in a way that traditional patio and French doors cannot achieve. Our staff have many years experience behind them and are proud to offer a personal service, handling the project from concept to completion.

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Greenworks and Gibbs & Dandy Simplify Compliance and Reduce Fabric Costs for AWJ Usher & Sons

The Building Contractor AWJ Usher & Sons was in need of some support to ensure compliance with the Part L1A fabric target and found a simplified process through Greenworks.

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EQUITONE facade materials from Marley Eternit evoke the unique nature of fibre cement – a mineral composite material with outstanding physical and aesthetic properties.

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Magicman is an innovative service that specialises in repairing damage to almost any hard service, saving time and money and reducing waste to landfill.  Well known in the construction industry for nearly 25 years, they work on site anywhere in the UK but also have the capacity to work internationally and in recent years have been on builds in Stockholm, Islamabad and Bermuda to name a few.

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