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Upgrading the manual access system to the iconic Sussex Heights building in the centre of Brighton, TORMAX was contracted to install two sets of automatic sliding glass doors, creating a contemporary entrance befitting this prestigious residential tower.  Powered by the incredibly reliable TORMAX iMotion 2202 operator, the doors silently slide open in tandem, allowing residents and their guests smooth access Continue reading

Glazing over our historic past

According to Institute of Civil Engineering statistics, UK construction output is more than £110 billion per annum, contributing some 7% of GDP.  Surprisingly perhaps, about 40% of construction output is related to refurbishment or maintenance projects. That’s certainly true for Wrightstyle which supplies advanced glazing systems internationally for all interior and exterior applications.  A significant proportion of our business is Continue reading

Bring out the strength in your polished concrete floor!

An HTC Superfloor™ will really make you appreciate the advantages of having a polished concrete floor as an exposed surface. Dirty, grey concrete floors are transformed into brilliant, easy-clean, environmentally-friendly and durable polished concrete floors. It simply requires some thought. A polished concrete floor is: Easy to clean Modern and elegant Unbeatable durability Environmentally friendly Economical What is HTC Superfloor™? HTC Continue reading

Actionair products form fire safety system in refurbishment of grade II listed building

A spectacular and unique grade II listed building in the City of London has recently been refurbished into a beautifully designed hotel for an international luxury hospitality company. The building features a stunning colonnaded façade behind the hotel and residences, neighbouring a major World Heritage Site, other notable landmarks, business hubs and cultural destinations. Actionair – market leading manufacturer of Continue reading

Looking for beautiful slim line metal windows and doors?

Met Therm manufacture the AG210 range offering the slimmest thermally broken ‘A+10 rated’, Part L complaint metal windows and doors available. Perfect for restoration and renovation projects, replacement windows and new builds, our windows and doors are handmade to measure by our skilled craftsmen. Recognising the distinctive and coveted features of steel windows and doors, the AG210 range offers a Continue reading

Work starts on site at Walthamstow Build to Rent scheme

Work is underway at Blackhorse Mills, a 440-home north London Build to Rent scheme being developed by Legal & General in Walthamstow. The development, which will be one of the largest Build to Rent developments in London, was designed by Assael Architecture, an award-winning architecture practice based in Putney, London. Blackhorse Mills will create around 440 new studio, 1, 2 Continue reading

Architecturally ambitious: Kingsdown House, The King’s School, Canterbury

Faced with a complex brief on a site scrutinised by planners, conservation teams and Historic England, architectural ambition was crucial for Kingsdown House, which provides new boarding accommodation at The King’s School in Canterbury. Walters & Cohen Architects needed to carefully consider the kind of products to use on the project, which is when building materials manufacturer Wienerberger was introduced Continue reading

London Build – Olympia London – October 25th & 26th

London Build is back on October 25th & 26th with more content, more networking and more entertainment than ever before, and you can sign up for a free ticket today. More than just your standard exhibition, London Build features over 100 hours of CPD accredited content, to allow you to develop your own skills, including exclusive contract and tender announcements Continue reading

Lendlease gets £1bn Tottenham regeneration scheme

Lendlease has been recommended as the preferred bidder for the role of longterm development partner for the £1bn High Road West scheme in Tottenham. Located next to Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, the major regeneration project will help to establish High Road West as a new sports and leisure destination with improved public spaces and community facilities. Subject to Haringey Council Continue reading

Historic chimneys restored at Battersea

The painting of all four chimneys at Battersea Power is now complete in the exact colour of the originals. All four of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys had to be painstakingly dismantled and rebuilt, following completion of detailed surveys, very close consultation and engagement with Historic England and the London Borough of Wandsworth. Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Continue reading

General Cabins – “BUILT TO LAST”

The sky’s the limit… …we specialise in temporary or permanent space solutions. General Cabins & Engineering Ltd have unrivalled experience and expertise with steel enclosures and combined with a flexible and versatile approach and the knowledge to design and manufacture a steel enclosure for you that is ‘Built to Last’. SOLUTIONS INCLUDE 3 coat paint system average 240 microns 4mm Continue reading


If you’re a developer, renovating or repairing your own home, the easiest fix for subsidence is to call Uretek. Using small 16mm tubes we inject material beneath a concrete slab to lift floors or under perimeter walls to control the soils and cease subsidence. The material expands and the extreme forces can even lift walls to close cracks. Our process Continue reading