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December 2017 Newsletter

Telegraph owners accused of ‘washing hands’ of historic Leeds building

Temple Works flax mill, which once boasted the biggest room in the world, has been put up for auction with no reserve after years of neglect.

The billionaire owners of the Telegraph have been accused of “washing their hands” of one of the UK’s most important and unusual industrial buildings after leaving it to rot for more than a decade and then putting it up for auction for a pound. Read more...

Bespoke, Made To Order Doors Folding Sliding Doors - from The Folding Sliding Door Company

A UK based independently owned and operated business specialising in the design, manufacture and Installation of folding sliding doors for commercial & domestic properties worldwide since 2001.

Our bi-fold doors are available in Glass (Flush Glazed), Aluminium, Timber, Ali-Clad, PVCu & GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic). All doors are CE compliant and come with long product, manufacturers & glass warranties, with an additional separate insurance backed guarantee for domestic installations (UK only). Read more...

Sika Sarnafil: Iconic Brutalist Gem Preserved With Innovative Sika Sarnafil Roof Solution

The roof refurbishment of the Central Building at Cambridge University’s Fitzwilliam College is one of the first major projects to use a new, pioneering approach combining Sika Sarnafil’s single ply membrane with large areas of its Sikalastic 621 – a liquid applied product typically used for areas with complex detailing.

This pairing of systems was further enhanced by Sika Refurbishment’s SikaFloor 420, providing a complete building envelope solution.

UK Veneering - Decorative wood veneered panels made to order

From plain veneered panels made to order, to producing panels cut to size, solid timber lipped, then over-veneered and sanded. Or alternatively we can veneer our customers own panels, furniture and doors - we even produce veneer layons for our customers to apply themselves.

Our combination of traditional veneering skills, together with the application of CAD/ CAM laser technology, allows our customers to create almost any design. Read more...

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. Read more...

Due: Designing and manufacturing furniture from barrels and used wood

Polish company Due designs and manufactures – by hand, where possible – stylish furniture from barrels and used wood.

It specialises in furniture made from old oak wine barrels, giving the wood a new lease of life in the form of tables, storage units, chairs and more. Just as the oak barrels once lent their contents smoothness and class, the character of the wood brings Due's original furniture to life.

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Gloucester Cathedral’s £6m renovation won’t be done by Christmas

Renovation work at Gloucester Cathedral will not be completed in time for Christmas as had been reported.

The £6m project will instead be finished next year as the BBC reports human remains, archaeology and delays in a limestone delivery from France are being blamed for the delay. While local traders have said the work on the outside of the building that was meant to be completed by September, has put off visitors coming by coach, the Cathedral is still encouraging people to attend. Read more...

Consort Claudgen launches improved low surface temperature heaters

Consort Claudgen, a company specialising in electric heating, has recently introduced new low surface temperature heaters with a digital heating control which offers a 7-day programme with 3 heating periods per day.

The concealed digital control located on the side of the heater includes an easy-to-read display, four large control buttons with audible and tactile feedback and an electronic lock to prevent tampering with the controls. There are four operating modes including a 15-minute Boost with temperature control to provide the maximum comfort quickly. Read more...

Council upgrades all sheltered housing with Aico Multi Sensor Alarms

Sheffield City Council has completed a programme to upgrade its fire safety throughout its 1,134 sheltered housing properties using Aico’s Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm for an enhanced level of safety; this will enable residents to live safely in their homes for many years to come, even should their health or mobility deteriorate.

An additional 261 properties within three tower blocks will also benefit from this premium fire alarm, following a fire risk assessment and advice from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Refurb Renovation News

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