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  • Waterproof Basement Construction – Better quality and waterproofing with lower costs

    We have the UK’s Concrete Society to thank for showing us how since the UK’s Concrete Society produced a paper condemning BBA certification of water-resisting admixtures for concrete, saying none could be specified with confidence, we went to Asia and found that most of the world’s waterproof concrete is made with a very powerful plasticiser that reduces the amount of water in concrete so much that it becomes dense enough for nothing to move, so nothing passes through. Continue Reading

  • Coopers make history by being the first to display a fire curtain at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

    Coopers Fire and partner ETEA Sicurezza will be making history at this year’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia by showcasing its ground breaking FireMaster® Concertina™ fire curtain barrier, the first of such to ever be exhibited at this prestigious event.

    With its avant-garde reputation for promoting innovation and new architectural trends, this year’s La Biennale di Venezia, titled “Fundamentals” is the creation of world renowned architectural theorist, Rem Koolhaas, whose vision for the exhibition includes the three interlocking topics – Absorbing Modernity, Elements of Architecture and, Monditalia. Continue Reading

  • Terrys Lifts – Why choose a home lift?

    As technology improves over time, home lifts are becoming increasingly popular. Home lifts are highly regarded as a space saving alternative compared to the more old-fashioned stair lifts, which until now have dominated the market.

    Home lifts provide a wide range of benefits, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. Sometimes choosing the right home lift for you can seem a daunting task. However, our friendly team of experts are always on hand to help. Continue Reading


    The global leader and inventor of food waste disposers, InSinkErator® models grant an elegant and practical finish that maximises space in the kitchen, and a hygienic and environmentally responsible means of disposing of food waste. The reduction of food waste in the home is an on-going necessity and, with the implementation of recycling systems, an increasing consideration in kitchen design. Continue Reading


    The Quilted Wall from Vale House in Preston Brook, were delighted to be selected to provide bespoke quilted walling for the new SSE Scottish Hydro Venue on Clyde Bank in Glasgow.

    International design practise Graven Images approached the company to interpret their design sketches into panelling in felt with large embroidery stitched themed designs for the Water and Wind VIP lounges at the Foster & Partners spectacular building opening ready for Rod Stewart concerts and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Continue Reading

  • Aalco offers a real choice for handrail systems

    Aalco is the largest independent stockholder of multi-metals in the UK and is the national distributor of Italy’s leading Stainless Steel Handrail and Balustrade systems.

    All of the systems are practical and functional. They have been designed to not only meet the standards of today, but also meet the higher standards of tomorrow. Continue Reading

  • Solid Wood Solutions Announce Speaker Line Up

    Presented under the banner of Solid Wood Solutions, this conference event showcases innovations within the engineered timber industry. Informative case studies of iconic buildings will be high on the agenda, with experts in the field outlining the design and construction journey of some of the UK’s and Europe’s most ground-breaking glulam and cross-laminated timber projects. Continue Reading