Press Releases by date

  • August 2018

  • Handmade Industry – atelier oï goes São Paulo

    • 21 August 2018

    Swiss atelier oï gets to exhibit its work at the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo – and USM is part of it!

    Keep school washrooms going for longer

    • 21 August 2018

    For overall school success, clean, presentable and welcoming toilets are just as important as the classroom. When the school washrooms are in a dilapidated state, the students try everything to avoid having to use them or in worse cases add to the delapidation. KEMMLIT UK are a reliable partner when it comes to the topic of toilet cubicles in the education sector.

    Sync, Manchester

    • 21 August 2018

    Housed in the stunning Grade II Listed Barton Arcade in Manchester’s city centre, Sync is a new technology store and Apple accredited Solutions, Service and Training centre that work with small businesses, multi-nationals, schools and professional creatives specialising in Apple technology.

    Shaw Contract Design Awards Global Winners Announced Celebrating Global Design Excellence

    • 20 August 2018

    In its thirteenth year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards programme recognises the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. The Awards place a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly inspiring work being done by the architecture and design community around the world.

    Act Smart and Save the Date

    • 17 August 2018

    GEZE UK will demonstrate some ‘joined up thinking’ when it takes part at this year’s Smart Buildings Show (7-8 November 2018) at the Barbican, London.

    Open call for the 17th Tile of Spain Awards in Architecture and Interior Design

    • 14 August 2018

    The prestigious international awards return offering a total prize fund of 39,000 euros shared between three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. Entry is free and the closing date for submissions is 24 October 2018.

    Cantilevered stone staircase and forged balustrade

    • 10 August 2018

    A slim, cantilevered stone staircase and forged balustrade from multi-award-winning staircase designers Bisca.

    Portfolio doors are changing the way we see doors…

    • 08 August 2018

    For the consumer, interior design and the latest trends are becoming an increasingly popular consideration when determining the essentials of an environment.

    The Hub, Hattersley

    • 06 August 2018

    The Hub, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, is a landmark building forming an integral part of a new district centre completed in 2012. The centre was officially opened in 2013 by Hyde MP, Jonathan Reynolds and Ex-Corrie star Julie Hesmondhalgh. The £4m project was designed specifically with a “people” focus, to bring people from different backgrounds together under one roof and to supply a variety of services such as a community centre, library, youth club, police post and café as part of a larger scale regeneration project within Hattersley. The Hattersley estate was built by Manchester council in 1962 to provide homes to residents displaced by a major housing clearance programme.

    Tarkett launches DESSO® Harvest, inspired by windswept wheat fields and rustic wood

    • 06 August 2018

    Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces, has launched DESSO Harvest, a new carpet tile collection that uses light and shade to inject texture and subtle movement into workplace design.

    Good looks and durability combined for a rooftop bar floor

    • 06 August 2018

    Timbered Flooring used Bona products to finish a fumed oak floor at London's new urban hotel, Assembly London.

    Wood floors – why replace when you can renovate with style!

    • 02 August 2018

    Discover Bona Inspiration, a new floor styling system designed to make a renovated wood floor explode with beauty and character. Bona’s new, customised looks range from natural bright to liquorice black and will help you avoid the limitations of new, pre-finished wood floors. A Bona certified contractor will handle the dust-free sanding and renovation work, and use Bona’s latest brushing and finishing techniques to create something unique for your client. They can retain their existing floor but still give a room or their whole home a completely new look and feel. From a sustainability perspective it makes sense too – the old floor has already been manufactured and transported. Many home owners aren’t aware of what can be done with existing wooden floors. Bona can help you find them a new floor style that’s just right.


    • 02 August 2018

    Renderplas were extremely happy to learn their products had been chosen to help create raised planters in the ITV gardening show 'Love Your Garden', earlier this year.

    Twin Herringbone - a new parquet floor from Junckers

    • 02 August 2018

    Parquet floors have seen a sharp rise in popularity in the last decade, particularly the elegant, geometric herringbone pattern. Junckers’ new Twin Herringbone floor is an updated version of a much-loved classic – a solid wood floor with a pre-finished surface, easy to install and at a favourable price point.

    INVISTA Antron carpet fibre and Burmatex help to play a supporting role at Bolton Hospice

    • 02 August 2018

    INVISTA Antron® carpet fibre, featuring in Hadron carpet tiles from Burmatex, now provide the reception, waiting room and adjoining corridor areas of Bolton Hospice with a welcoming floorcovering that embraces the need for durable and easy to look after surface.

    Play a Little with INVISTA Antron Carpet Fibre

    • 02 August 2018

    Presented in the fifth edition of the Global Colour Trend Forecast, Play is one of four key themes working as key design drivers for 2019 and beyond.


    • 02 August 2018

    A new addition to Astro’s comprehensive exterior lighting collection, the Bayville presents a versatile spike ground light that will look right at home within any outdoor space.

    Metal Pipe Boxing Profiles

    • 02 August 2018

    As well as their LST Radiator Guards Jtech Services is well known for their range of Pre- Formed Plywood Pipe Boxing profiles.

    Oxford Brookes: where we learn matters

    • 02 August 2018

    Competition to win the attention of potential university students has been growing for a number of years, as the value of higher education comes under intense scrutiny. Now institutions increasingly put their ambition to provide a holistic and transformational experience at the centre of their plans for students. This ethos was fundamental to Oxford Brookes’ recent redevelopment of the Clerici Building and global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, was central to delivering this goal.

  • July 2018

  • Don’t play with fire

    • 31 July 2018

    The tragic events of the Grenfell disaster last year cast a long shadow and one that will remain with the industry for decades to come. Of course lessons will be learnt and perhaps at long last due attention will be paid to safety above other considerations when deciding upon risk critical building products such as fire doors and fire door assemblies. More immediately however we all await the inevitable changes to legislation and good practice, following Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review and how it will shape future product specification, installation and ongoing use throughout the life cycle of the building.