The Curvaceous DS506

The DS506 shower screen is the latest screen from AQATA. Created from a seamless span of 8mm glass, it is the ideal way to introduce the essence of a boutique hotel into a bijoux bathroom. This continuous single flowing curve... View Article

Unique Arabescato™ from COMPAC – inspired by nature.

Unique Arabescato™, is part of the Unique Collection from COMPAC –  a stunning range of quartz worksurfaces featuring designs inspired by the textures, beauty and durability of nature’s rivers, forests, lakes and mountains. Featuring a pure white surface interlaced with... View Article

Auggd/augmented reality

One of the largest builders in Australia (MJH) has found that an augmented reality (AR) app has massively boosted interest with their house buyers as they can view new-build house designs directly from their mobile devices.  The app, which was... View Article

Drone Tech: AMP

If you were trying to get a flight out of Gatwick airport before last Christmas, my guess is you will be well familiar with how airborne drones had a massive impact on those particular holiday flight schedules.  However, this is... View Article

New Tech for the New-Build Sector

It’s 2025. Imagine selecting, customising and buying a new-build house online from start to finish from your favourite armchair. Imagine a pleasant and transparent customer journey to follow, one that keeps you updated on every step of the purchase process,... View Article

Raising the bar with fire and CO alarms

Wide ranging new requirements recently confirmed by the Scottish Government call for a consistently high level of smoke, heat and CO alarm provision to be applied across all housing, and a review of Building Regulations should improve standards in England... View Article

Fit for purpose

Ian Napier of Switchee explains why the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill is important for those managing private and social housing On 20 December last year – the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 received royal assent and it... View Article

Safety matters

What does safety really mean when it comes to heating appliances in the home? Christian Hadley of Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation examines the real value of safety testing, the issue of self-declaration – and why external certification can be... View Article

Housing maintenance procurement – a menu of options

AM Bid’s Andrew Morrison examines procurement and bidding trends including the outsourced service versus in-house delivery debate, in order to help housing clients, buyers and bidders pause and reflect about what will work best for them As we begin a... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Wendy Thomas of Nuaire discusses the importance of filtering the air in existing homes, particularly when the occupants are some of society’s most vulnerable The Chief Medical Officer’s 2017 report, released in 2018, focused on air pollution as a major... View Article

Duravit introduces the Viu & XViu bathroom series

The new Viu ceramics and XViu furniture including matching bathtubs, will be on display at the Duravit London Showroom during CDW 2019. This totally new bathroom range from Duravit, with its dynamic V-shaped profile and geometric detail has been created... View Article

TTA Awards night – a great success

At the annual TTA Awards the tiling industry rolled out the red carpet in style to celebrate the top achievers in our sector. Kyran Bracken MBE was host for the first time. TTA would once again like to congratulate all... View Article

Architectural copper for the long term

There is more to architectural copper than meets the eye, with an unrivalled lifespan counted in hundreds of years, no maintenance and full recyclability as Graeme Bell of Aurubis explains Despite its heritage, roofing some of our oldest buildings, continuing... View Article

Raising the standard

BAL – market leaders for full tiling solutions – are revolutionising the standard-set category with new adhesive technology; BAL Flex One. Fixers always want to finish an installation as quickly as possible. Often rapid-setting adhesives are preferred to ensure grouting... View Article