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Council unveils huge swimming complex plan

Derby City Council has unveiled plans for a £35 million swimming complex that will enable the city to host major regional competitions. The complex will include a ten-lane pool, a teaching pool and a water play area, supplemented by other facilities such as a cafe, a soft play area for... More >

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Birmingham nears Commonwealth dream

The work of fitting wet room waterproofing facilities is an important part of developing any new swimming, watersports or spa facility - and there may be plenty of contracts available in the Birmingham area soon. Having spent years preparing a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026, the city is... More >

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Castle set for new role as spa attraction

A castle in Staffordshire has been put up for sale, with the historic building set to take on a new role as a wellbeing centre. Caverswall Castle is a Grade 1 listed property in the Staffordshire Moorlands, six miles from Stoke-on-Trent. With extensive grounds and a moat, it is an attractive... More >

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Castle set for new refurbishment

When it comes to refurbishing a building, there is often plenty of work for insulation fitters and plumbers. Indeed, the installation of new waterproofing for showers, wet rooms and cellars can often be required to combat damp if a building has decayed or subsided.  There is a more obvious... More >

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Manchester skyscraper scheme set for green light

Of all the plumbing and engineering challenges involved in constructing a new building, an oft-neglected one is the difficulty of getting water pressure to the necessary levels on the upper floors of a skyscraper. This is, of course, a task that can be accomplished by pumps to get the water up to a... More >

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New partnership paves way for major docklands apartment scheme

Like other parts of London's docklands, the Royal Docks in Silvertown have undergone considerable development in the last 30 years, but more is now on the way. An area that already includes London City Airport and the ExCel exhibition centre - also known as the London International Events... More >

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Contracts awarded for Palace of Westminster revamp

It has often been joked that the only man ever to enter the Houses of Parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes, but while he went in with a load of gunpowder intending to blow the place sky high, the building of today is in danger of falling down of its own accord. The dilapidated state of... More >

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Leeds mills set for transformation into apartments

Leeds may not have quite led the way in the building of new apartments across Britain, but it is certainly one of the busier cities in this sector of the housebuilding industry.   Like Manchester and London, many of Leeds’ new apartments are sleek steel and glass towers, with the... More >

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Insurance warning for home renovators

 Millions of UK homeowners have carried out home improvements in recent years, with enhancements to bathrooms coming top of the list, a GoCompare.com survey has shown. However, while this could boost the value of their home and make it more enjoyable to live in, the price comparison site has... More >

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Plans unveiled for revamp of central Manchester building

Plans for the long-awaited revamp of the former London Road Fire Station building in central Manchester have been published by developer Allied London. It wants to transform the Grade II-listed building with a major refurbishment plan that will include a new boutique hotel and spa in a newly-built... More >

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Major wet room facility project planned for the Belfry

The Belfry has been well known down the years as a venue for major golfing events - including several Ryder Cups - and a conference centre. It's Bel Air Nightclub has also been famous, with plenty of celebs seen there down the years. However, the Warwickshire venue is set for a major new... More >

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Contractor chosen to deliver M&E package in Birmingham apartments development

A specialist electrical and mechanical services contractor has been selected to deliver the wet rooms, shower lining and other water and electrical facilities in a new apartment development in the heart of Birmingham. J S Wright has been selected for the task by Galliford Try, which is the main... More >

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Waterproofing potential for flood resilience shown in new house

A home has been designed with a number of special features designed to show how effective waterproofing can be in making a home resilient against flooding. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has built what it has described as a 'resilient house', a prototype designed to show how a... More >

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The rise of the multi-generational home

Over the last decade, there has been a substantial increase in the number of multigenerational homes in the UK. Recent research from Aviva shows that there has been a 46 per cent increase in multi-family households, while the number of 21-34 year-olds living with their parents has... More >

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New leisure centre to be built in Altrincham

A major shake-up of the leisure facilities is being planned in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, with a centrepiece being a £10 million leisure centre in Altrincham.  The move is among the options being considered as the local authority draws up plans to plough £24... More >

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Celebrity style inspiration for your wetroom

A wetroom can be a practical addition to any home. It offers easy access for those with decreased mobility, plus it's easier to clean and can save space in more modest-sized bathrooms. But it's not just a functional addition to your property - a wetroom can also bring a touch of... More >

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What are the top trends in bathroom design?

If you're looking to add a sense of luxury to a home, there are plenty of options to consider - but one room that's sometimes forgotten in the upgrade process is the bathroom. Bathrooms may be practical spaces in the home, but they're also a great place to add high-end touches. After... More >

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What's the best colour scheme for a wet room?

If you're doing up a bathroom, one of the best ways to make it feel spacious and luxurious is by making it a wet room. This style of bathroom has waterproofed floors and walls and no traditional shower enclosure. Instead, the whole room essentially becomes the shower. Wet rooms are a popular... More >

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Is a wet room the right choice for my property?

When it comes to stylish bathrooms, less is generally more. After all, a minimalist design provides a sense of space and functionality, while a lack of clutter creates a place where a person can start and end their day with a clear mind. With this in mind, it's no wonder the wet room... More >

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Top 5 hassle-free ways to keep your home warm

January has never been known for its warm weather, and this year is certainly not proving to be the exception to this rule. With the temperature regularly dropping below zero, it's around this time of year that we all rely on our heating to stay comfortable in our homes. However, even the best... More >

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UK energy prices 'among the lowest in Europe'

Households in the UK pay less for their gas and electricity than the majority of countries in Europe, according to a new report. Thinktank VaasaETT Global Energy has revealed that British consumers are charged - on average - 19.31 Euro cents per kWh, which is significantly lower than the 31.07 Euro... More >

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How to install a wet room

In recent years, wet rooms have become a favourite alternative to traditional bathrooms, and with their modern design, streamlined appearance and ease of access, it's easy to see why they've become so popular.   Unlike a standard bathroom, where a bath or shower tray is used to catch... More >

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Is wet room insulation increasingly in demand?

Wet room insulation could be an increasingly commonplace purchase in the future, statements from an expert have indicated. Julie Kent, spokeswoman for Julie Kent Interiors, pointed out that 99 per cent of people with big bathrooms wish to have a wet room incorporated into this space. While some... More >

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OFT reveals results of thermal insulation market investigation

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published a number of recommendations on the market for domestic thermal insulation measures in the UK, following a call for evidence it issued in April. It has made suggestions it claims could encourage competition and choice in the industry, while improving... More >

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Wet room insulation 'part of a luxury purchase'

Wet room insulation could be a luxury purchase for some people. According to Mira Showers marketing manager Roger Crabb, a wet room is "very aspirational". He pointed out some people will go on holiday and stay in a high-class hotel when they will use one of these rooms to wash themselves... More >

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Wet room insulation 'could be needed in trendy bathrooms'

Wet room insulation could still be an essential part of a trendy bathroom design, statements from an expert have indicated. Quirke McNamara Consultancy managing director Susan Quirke claimed: "Wet rooms are still very much in fashion." Nowadays, many of these spaces have a bathing area... More >

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Waterproof insulation scheme for Ryedale residents

Solid wall insulation for homes in Ryedale can be funded through a new grant scheme that has been unveiled by Yorkshire Energy Partnership and the district council. All residents who are recipients of particular benefits and who live in buildings that are not connected to the mains gas supply and... More >

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NIA: Many thermal insulation products available

There is a wide range of thermal insulation products available, a leading organisation has noted. Neil Marshall, chief executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA), highlighted loft, roof and wall insulation as some of these devices. Lagging can also be installed in floors, while the... More >

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NIA: Wall insulation could cut fuel poverty levels

Thermal insulation measures could cut the level of fuel poverty in the UK, the National Insulation Association (NIA) has remarked. The organisation therefore urged homeowners to install lagging in their houses to help prevent themselves from facing financial difficulties. Figures from the... More >

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Waterproof insulation 'should be fitted to outside pipes'

Waterproof insulation should be fitted on pipes on the outside of houses in order to prevent plumbing emergencies. This is according to Wessex Water, which has provided tips for homeowners who wish to reduce the likelihood of their water supply becoming damaged over winter. Heating insulation ought... More >

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