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June 2018 Newsletter

Plans unveiled for refurbishment of ‘landmark’ Sheffield building

As part of the plans, the former grocer’s warehouse will be developed with a new single storey extension and a seven-storey block to the south-west of the site and converted into a mixed-use scheme, comprising ground floor commercial space and mix of 48 high quality studio, one and two-bedroomed residential units developed specifically for rental by a professional landlord.


Creating impact with architectural facing masonry

Designed and manufactured in the UK, Lignacite’s traditional building blocks are renowned for their quality and sustainability. In addition, their Architectural Facing Masonry (AFM) blocks combine an inherent decorative appeal with strength and durability for internal and external applications

Lignacite’s blocks are one of the most sustainable and longlasting building products available, offering 5 different textures from clean flat surfaces to heavily textured and irregular faces to stunningly beautiful polished masonry, with over 50 different colour options to choose from. Read more...

Bison- Modern windows and doors for traditional homes

To many, modern windows and doors all seem much the same. However, high-end manufacturer Bison Frames points out that the industry has moved forward dramatically in the last three years, with their Genesis Collection leading the way.

Based in Barnsley, Bison Frames are one of the UK’s most recognisable manufacturers of these new windows and doors. Their suite of products, called The Genesis Collection, includes PVC-U sash windows, flush sash casements, sliding patio and bi-folding doors, as well as an innovative new range of WarmCore hybrid aluminium windows and bi-folds. Read more...

Chase Mobility - Quality of Access, Absolute Integration

Chase Mobility specialise in bespoke DDA lifts. We do not supply a range of standard products; rather they are designed in conjunction with the clients to give the desired finish. They can be integrated with the surroundings or be features in themselves.

All the lifts are based on strong scissor lift platforms that have an initial capacity in excess of the 500kg limit allowed in the standard BS6440. This allows the customer to inset the same flooring as the surroundings (for example marble or other stone) and then the lift capacity is adjusted accordingly. Read more...

Do you want to offer something different to your clients in the sea of the same products?

The latest Eurospec launch introduced the improved range of commercial handles with a square rose. To enhance the already fantastic range, we have 4 brand new designs along with escutcheons and thumb turns to match.

Eurospec was formed in 1997 as a subsidiary of Carlisle Brass specialising in the commercial sector of the architectural ironmongery market. Its range answered the need for beautifully engineered stainless steel commercial door hardware for the specification market. Read more...

Closomat - ‘An inspiration’- in more ways than one

A national museum, originally envisaged as being “an inspiration for our country’s future”, has continued that philosophy in its latest refurbishment to deliver exemplar accessibility.

St Fagans National Museum of History in Wales has included not just one, but two Changing Places assisted accessible toilets. And it has gone further: the conventional WC has been replaced in both instances with a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet(as noted in the latest relevant British Standard). Read more...

Kemper System Delivers Roof Refurbishment to Art Deco Gem

The roof of an occupied 1930s art deco municipal office building, situated in the busy town centre of Blackpool, Lancashire, required urgent repair.

The building was experiencing standing water on a largely zero falls roof with only four drainage outlets, meaning water had started to leak into the occupied offices below. Read more...

DRU Fires and Grate Expectations supply fires to prestigious home counties estate

Four DRU luxury gas fires and one Spartherm inset wood fire have been specified by design & build specialists, Ethos Construction Solutions Ltd and DRU London dealer The Original Grate Expectations for Harford Manor, a stunning, purpose-built country house and estate in Holyport, near Windsor, Berkshire.

The developers and installers selected the DRU Metro single sided and 3-sided gas fires and a Spartherm inset wood burning fire for their high specifications and ‘A’ energy ratings. Read more...

Regal Rainwater Systems for Queen Anne Style Refurbishment

Yeoman Rainguard rainwater systems have played a part in the refurbishment of one of Potton’s show homes. The Milchester, a Queen Anne style, 3,000 square foot home, was one of the original show homes to be sited at The Potton Self Build Show Centre, based in St Neots, back in 1992.

After many years of service, it was time for The Milchester to under-go a refurbishment, both inside and out to modernise facilities whilst retaining the much-loved traditional feel throughout the property. Read more...

JTL- Do you want to upskill your staff and train new staff in the property maintenance business?

JTL is the country’s leading provider of training to the building engineering services sector, working with businesses of all sizes including large levy paying organisations and smaller companies alike.

Employers have designed the new Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship course to provide your existing staff and new recruits with the essential skills to carry out general maintenance and the safe and effective management of a building. Read more...

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