Category Archives: August 2019

Ecodek @ecodek

British manufacturer Ecodek have been producing their unique Wood Polymer Composite boards system for over 14 years. In 2018 alone, the production of ecodek® material consumed more than 3600 tonnes of recycled plastic milk bottles and sustainably sourced hardwood fibres.

ecodek® boards are available in three profiles, two finishes and five colours, so suitable for a huge range of applications both commercial and residential. ecodek® can be found across the UK and beyond, in public realm areas such as walkways, bridges, schools, care homes, stadia, restaurants – the list goes on.

Three brands, one objective – safe access all areas @bilcouk @accesspanels @HoweGreen

Three of the UK’s leading access specialists have come together to form the Access 360 portfolio, providing a total manufacturing solution for roof, ceiling, wall and floor access products for the construction industry.

Access 360 comprises Bilco UK, Profab Access and Howe Green.  These well-established brands all have a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions to address the challenges of safe access within a building or external environment.

Lidl Headquarters

Lindapter Type A Girder Clamps provided a connection that was quick and easy to install, and eliminated the requirement to drill or weld on site.

German discount supermarket chain, Lidl, has built a brand new headquarters on a 4.6ha area with a gross floor area of 130,000m2 in Heilbronn, Germany. The project involved the construction of an office building, meeting rooms, a reception facility, cafeteria, underground parking facilities, fitness centre, logistics facilities and outdoor parking facilities.


As offsite construction growth outstrips traditional methods, Gilberts has introduced a solution that simplifies incorporation of building services.

The company’s MFS (Mistrale Fusion) provides a stand-alone unit, requiring no ductwork or plant, to ensure a comfortable ambient environment within each space- in air quality AND air temperature.


Pete Seddon of Rinnai lists the most important points of ensuring that continuous flow hot water heating units are well serviced and maintained to ensure the longest possible and most economical working life.

There are two very distinct perspectives on the service and maintenance of continuous flow hot water heating units and systems – that of the end user and the one of the installer/contractors. Firstly, we will look at the installer’s viewpoint.

Kärcher EASY!Force – The New Standard. As Standard. @karcheruk

Global market leader for cleaning technology, Kärcher, is pleased to announce that the revolutionary EASY!Force Trigger Gun is available across all Kärcher hot and cold Professional pressure washers*, setting the new standard in high-pressure cleaning. The EASY!Force Trigger Gun unlocks the power to comfortable cleaning, allowing users the freedom to master any high-pressured task with effortless control. This innovative Trigger Gun provides full power with zero force, letting the water do the work!  

The Invisible Corner Series @cantifix

The Edge of Beauty – Cantifix create a focal point at Finsbury Park

Innovative architectural glazing specialists, Cantifix, install a virtually seamless 90-degree invisible corner using ground breaking new glass technology at the ‘Bird’s Nest’, a Victorian terrace project with a striking second floor rear extension.

The two-storey flat in Finsbury Park required a new bathroom that was both close to the existing bedrooms and consistent with the finishes. Given that the bathroom was inconveniently located a floor below the bedrooms, the solution involved relocating the bathroom in a bold new extension.


A woman from Essex who has been suffering with a spinal condition for nearly 40 years is now able to move independently between floors at the touch of a button after installing a modern and stylish Stiltz Homelift.

Kim Carpenter has Degenerative Disc Disease – a condition which affects around 30 million people every year and involves the discs collapsing and causing the facet joints in the vertebrae to rub against one other causing pain and stiffness.

‘The Importance of Natural Light’ @aluprof_uk

When designing both residential and commercial buildings, the provision of natural light, both for energy efficiency and wellbeing plays a crucial part in the process.  Whilst windows need to remain functional, allowing them to be opened, to safely carry glazed units and ensure thermal efficiency, the profiles need to be a slim as possible to allow as much natural light into the building space as possible.

NBT/SOPREMA Merger Heralds Complete Sustainable Envelope Solutions @NBTLtd

NBT, the UK supplier of Pavatex insulation and airtightness products, has completed the first phase of a merger with building products giant, SOPREMA.

A global name in the construction supply chain, SOPREMA boasts 67 manufacturing sites around the world, more than 90 subsidiary companies and more than 4000 distributors.