Industry News

  • Ideal Standard opens new £1m flagship showroom in Clerkenwell with insight-driven inauguration

    By Sarah on August 23, 2019
    Ideal Standard International, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of private and public bathroom solutions, has inaugurated its new £1 million Clerkenwell showroom with a day dedicated to insight and design inspiration. The four-storey design & specification hub was officially opened by Ideal Standard Group’s CEO, Torsten Türling and UK managing director, Stephen Ewer at the end of June, marking […]
  • Explore the magical Inca trail with EIC’s Challenge for a Cause 2020

    By Sarah on August 22, 2019
    The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is giving you an amazing opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a great lost civilisation with its fifth Challenge for a Cause – Inca Trail 2020. Are you up for a challenge? If so, book your place now and do something incredible in the new year. The ten-day spectacular Inca Trail challenge will give […]
  • Tritium signs deal to supply rapid chargers for DRIVE ENERGI, a new nationwide EV charging network across the UK

    By Sarah on August 22, 2019
    Tritium, a world leader in electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging technology, has signed a deal with BOX ENERGI to be the sole supplier of DC rapid chargers for sites across the United Kingdom for its DRIVE ENERGI network. DRIVE ENERGI is targeting to complete the installation of 2,500 charging locations by 2025, with at least 100 sites to be […]
  • Vulnerable residents ‘still at risk from under-qualified workforce’

    By Sarah on August 22, 2019
    ECA responds to Government consultation following the Hackitt Report on building fire safety. The safety of hospital patients, those in care and the residents of high-rise buildings could still be at risk if those who work in higher-risk premises lack the necessary experience-based qualifications and competency, says ECA. In its response to the government’s ‘Building A Safer Future’ consultation, leading […]
  • The latest taxation changes to residential and commercial property could cost Non-UK companies millions

    By Sarah on August 20, 2019
    The latest set of changes which come in to force on 6 April 2020 will impact on non-UK companies which own and rent out residential and non-residential properties in the UK say leading accounting and tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. The firm’s head of Corporate Tax, Genevieve Moore, said: “The taxation of UK residential and commercial property has been transformed […]
  • UK must review drainage design practice in response to increase in weather volatility

    By Sarah on August 2, 2019
    Stakeholders at every level of the construction industry must acknowledge the growing risks posed by ageing drainage infrastructure, poor maintenance schedules and increasingly volatile weather patterns warns water drainage specialists ACO Water Management. As the country continues to experience extreme weather changes and rising temperatures, the hot weather could lead to further heavy downpours, as already experienced across the UK […]
  • BESA welcomes public sector progress on prompt payment

    By Sarah on August 2, 2019
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the updated Prompt Payment guidance, recently published by the Government, clarifying what suppliers should take note of in their approach to payment in major procurement contracts. This update reiterates the Government’s November 2018 announcement that from 1 September 2019, any organisation that bids for a central government contract worth over £5 million […]
  • Lighting up the City of London’s next skyscrapers

    By Sarah on August 1, 2019
    Britain’s biggest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, is jointly investing in a power upgrade with developers to double the power capacity of an electricity substation which will enable further growth in the financial district. Engineers are adding additional capacity equivalent to powering an additional 27,000 homes to the electricity network, which serves the Bishopsgate and Moorgate area of London. The […]
  • New building safety announcement upholds DHF’s fire safety crusade

    By Sarah on July 31, 2019
    The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the Ministerial Statement to the House, given by the then Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, in which he updated members on building safety.  In particular, he informed those present that following an independent investigation into timber fire doors, no issues had been found with the consistency […]
  • Brymec gains top marks for landmark university project

    By Sarah on July 30, 2019
    Building services specialist, Brymec was the first port of call as contractors working for Bournemouth University needed a higher degree of specialist input at their £31 million student accommodation project. Bournemouth University is increasing its student intake and range of facilities but was on a very strict timetable with a new intake of students due to arrive for the Autumn […]