Join Instarmac at this year’s inaugural Tiling Show

Visit Instarmac on stand Q3 where their premium brands UltraFloor, UltraTile and Granfix will be showcasing their popular subfloor preparation, tile fixing and grouting solutions.

To be held at the Harrogate International Centre from the 18th – 20th September, The Tiling Show is an exciting new exhibition for the tile and stone industry. It will run alongside The Flooring Show creating a ‘2 in 1’ day out for all visitors.

The Instarmac stand will debut the Granfix range following this year’s acquisition and the new UltraTile Level IT Rapid, a leveller formulated for same day tiling. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the new UltraFloor products launched earlier this summer, moisture suppressant, Suppress IT and bulking concrete, Fill IT.

A guaranteed popular feature at the show will be TTA’s Demo Zone. A full timetable of half an hour demonstrations will be held during the course of the show’s three days, Instarmac will hold two of these. On Sunday 18th September at 3pm take your seats for the ‘Fixing of Large Format Porcelain Tiles’. Instarmac representatives, Daniel Spencer and Andrew Carroll, will be taking the floor discussing these problematic tiles and the use of UltraTile FibreGrip FX to fix them.

At 1.30pm on Tuesday 20th September, join Daniel again for the ‘Grouting of Natural Stone Installations’. This demonstration will provide all you need to know on both internal and external grouting. Daniel will be joined by Nick Holmes, who will showcase UltraScape’s flowable external paving grout, Flowpoint. This rapid setting grout is ideal for use with sandstone, limestone, granite and concrete paving types.

For more information on Instarmac and any of the brands featuring at the show please call 01827 871871 or visit Register free to attend the show by visiting We look forward to seeing you there and having a drink on our stand with you.


Sustainability simplified – cutting the complexity

The sustainability management role is a complex one and individual needs and priorities are different depending on organisation type, business focus and sometimes even the day of the week. So, to cut through the complexity, we are bringing the edie experience to life.

You start at edie Live a free, two-day programme of content, learning, insight, networking and support, specifically tailored to your needs. Covering best practice, behaviour change and engagement, leadership, sustainability skills, targets and reporting, innovation and technology (both established and emerging) and a raft of support and advice services and experts, edie Live brings together a free, two-day programme of content, learning, insight, networking and support, specifically tailored to you and your needs.

Our dedicated content theatres will cut through the complexity and provide you with the business critical understanding you need to formulate and implement effective strategies, engage with different stakeholders to drive real behaviour change and create real brand value through sustainability.
Showcasing real life business case studies and sharing learning, understanding and different approaches to driving sustainability, the theatres examine everything from smashing your targets and driving activities beyond compliance; engaging with employees to drive real behaviour change, to speaking the right language to influence key stakeholders.

The Energy Efficiency theatre examines the most successful strategies and initiatives in driving down energy consumption and costs. From getting boardroom buy-in to communicating success; onsite generation vs efficiency vs procurement to maximising results using data analysis, this two-day programme has energy management covered.

The Resource Efficiency theatre examines effective management across water, waste, materials and the supply chain, including disruptive partnerships and collaboration, new business approaches and how to get the consumer on board.

Learn about onsite installations in the Onsite Solutions theatre. From demand response to micro generation, water management to greening your fleet, we’ve got it covered.

Designed for sustainable business leaders of today and tomorrow, the edie Leaders Conference takes a strategic look at sustainability. The programme includes dedicated content packages around policy, regulation and drivers; the economics and profitability of sustainability, the bigger picture and ensuring the right skills mix for success, including leadership and positive change and embedding sustainability thinking throughout all levels of the business.

For the first time at edie Live, we’re introducing free Advice Clinics where experts will provide visitors with a 20-minute, one-to-one consultation on the subject they want help with. Find the answers to your questions about ISO 140001, sustainability training, energy management, education, supply chain management and more.

EdieLIVE_logoStay ahead of the sustainability curve with the newest and most exciting entrants in the sustainability space in the Innovation Zone. Chosen by a panel of expert judges, the selected technology and solutions on display will be showcased in a special area of the show. Don’t miss the winner being announced at the end of the first day of the show!

And of course, help in navigating the technology maze. We bring together the leading technology and service providers in sustainability management in one place. Meet the suppliers who can ensure you deliver on your targets and objectives.
Exhibitors include; Building energy management systems, Energy efficiency products/services, HVAC, Lighting, Metering/monitoring, Consultancy services, Demand response, Carbon Management, Reuse networks/waste exchange, Supply chain management, Waste management, Standards and accreditation, Rainwater harvesting, SUDS/stormwater management, Data collection/management, Electric vehicles, Anaerobic digestion/biogas, Refuse derived fuels/biomass fuels, Biomass boilers, Solar PV, Wind power and much more.

Find out what else is on offer and get your free two-day pass here.


LIFTEX announces new CPD certified seminar programme

25 – 26 May 2016, ExCeL, London

With an overall theme of ‘modernisation’, the new CPD certified seminar programme for the forthcoming LIFTEX 2016 event has been launched by show organiser LEIA.

LIFTEX 2016 is the UK’s only event dedicated to the lift and escalator industry, featuring an international line up of over 100 leading suppliers, manufacturers and advisors, and takes place only once every three years. The free seminar programme will take place at 11.30 on 25 – 26 May 2016 at London’s ExCeL and for the first time will allow delegates to gain CPD credits through attendance.

The programme will run as follows:

Wednesday 25th May

How can you modernise a lift for firefighters’ use?  Matt Ryan, Associate, The Fire Surgery Limited

  • Introduction to the problem; why do we need firefighters’ lifts?
  • The differences between installations from different periods.
  • Opportunities to improve them as part of refurbishment works.
  • Overview of draft BS and how to apply it with an example case study.
  • How the BS fits into lift and safety fire design guidance.

Building design implications for new lifts: what the new BS EN 81-20 standards mean for you – Ian Jones, Chairman of the influential BSI Lift Committee

  • Handling the transition between BS EN 81-1 and BS EN 81-2 and the new BS EN 81-20. How do supplementary standards work with these?
  • Key implication for BIS guidance from refuge spaces in BS EN 81-20. What will happen to minimum pit depth and headroom dimensions before derogation from BIS is required?
  • Routes to conformity avoiding the need for derogation from BIS.

 Project Cash Flow and Project Bank Accounts: what are the major developments and key regulations to be aware of? Professor Rudi Klein, Chief Executive, SEC Group

  • Project bank accounts.
  • Public contracts Regulations 2015.

Followed by questions and answers from the panel.

 Thursday 26th May

Inclusive access and lifts – debunking some myths – David Bonnett, Director, David Bonnett Associates

  • How to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of users.
  • Challenging assumptions on access issues.

From PCR to EPD: hear the latest important guidance on improving sustainability and increasing efficiency – Jean-Pierre Jacobs, Secretary General, European Lift Association

  • Highlight the work performed jointly by the European lift associations EFESME, ELA and ELCA on producing Product Category Rules (PCR).
  • Background to the PCR.
  • How the LCA works and can be used as tool for new lifts and modernisation.

10 things a lift owner needs to know – Nick Mellor, Technical Director, LEIA

  • Regulatory background.
  • What is a thorough examination, and how is it different from maintenance?
  • Should lifts and escalators be maintained, and how often?
  • What guidance is available for improving the safety of lifts and escalators?

Question and answer session with the panel.

“2016 looks set to be a challenging year for those involved in designing, manufacturing, specifying or managing lifts” explains Show Director Nick Mellor. “With new regulations and standards coming into force, and many new developments in the industry, the pressure is on for professionals to keep up to date.  The free LIFTEX seminar programme has been designed to address these issues, offering straight forward information and guidance supported by interactive question and answer sessions. This year delegates also have the added bonus of gaining CPD points by attending.”

Sessions are free to attend, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to register for the event, visit or follow the show on LinkedIn at


New Opportunities for Construction SMEs?

Recent announcements by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) have provided plenty of cause for optimism; 80 public land sites, coming in at over 600 acres, will be put up for sale to accelerate house building.

However, with the EU Threshold in place, a number of SMEs are struggling to compete in the tendering process due to restrictive financial controls. The House Builders Association (HBA) are working with the HCA to break this down by providing a catalogue of smaller sites with a simpler tendering process for smaller housebuilders, as well as facilitating access to finance.

Speaking on the behalf of the House Builders Association (HBA), Policy Advisor Rico Wojtulewicz said:

Access to finance has improved but many developers have difficulty drawing it down due to a lack of planning permission. The Government has recognised this fact and as well as communicating with the HBA to find a solution the HCA is making a strong effort to identify small sites and support SMEs. This will surely help but the HBA remains staunch in its opinion that fixing planning and giving small sites and infill the same focus as large sites would not only improve the housing crisis but begin closing the gap between ‘affordable’ and realistically affordable.”

Alongside housebuilders, SMEs operating in the north of England stand to benefit substantially from government support, as the Northern Powerhouse plan begins to show more tangible benefits for smaller construction companies.

Supported by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, North England Build 2016 will be held at Manchester Central in April, and has positioned itself as a key platform for SMEs to discover opportunities within the housing sector as a result of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Chris Fletcher, Marketing & Policy Director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said:

We are really pleased to be able to support North England Build and it’s great that Manchester has been chosen as the venue for this event. There is a lot of discussion and talk around the Northern Powerhouse at present and also a lot of differing views over what business opportunities will come about as part of this. There’s no doubt that the construction sector will play a major part in the Powerhouse and events like this will help set the scene for many as to what the benefits will be.”

For more information and to register for a free ticket, visit


A sustainable approach from Kemper System at Ecobuild

Liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, will be showcasing its comprehensive range of BBA-certified Kemperol liquid roofing and waterproofing systems on stand E5090 at this year’s Ecobuild Show (8-10 March 2016), along with its Stratex warm roof system.

 The only cost effective, solvent-free and completely odourless cold liquid applied waterproofing system available in the UK, Kemperol 2K-PUR will take centre stage on Kemper System’s stand.

 Around 80% of the applied polyols (or resins) in Kemperol 2K-PUR are obtained from the seeds of the tropical castor plant (Ricinus communis) a renewable resource. Perfect for use on sustainable construction projects and ideal for live projects on occupied buildings, such as schools, hospitals, food factories or office buildings, Kemperol 2K-PUR allows work to take place without the need for evacuation or closure, avoiding the disruption associated with the strong odours and fumes from many ‘low-odour’ or solvent-based products.

Stratex from Kemper System will also be on show. An integrated warm roof that offers exceptional performance, Stratex is supplied as a complete system of matched components – vapour barrier, insulation and waterproofing. It is equally suited to concrete, timber and metal decks on new build projects as it is to refurbishing and upgrading existing roofs.  Stratex is also ideal as a complete warm roof solution below an extensive green roof. It can be supplied as flat board or as a fully specified tapered insulation scheme.

Comments UK marketing manager of Kemper System, Stuart Hicks: “Our product range is designed primarily for use in commercial refurbishment, maintenance and new build projects. Kemper System’s waterproofing and surfacing products have protected billions of square metres of roofs around the world over the past 50 years, including some of the world’s most important landmarks, iconic buildings, public and commercial properties.

 “As we continue to prioritise environmental performance in the built environment of the future, Kemper System’s advanced roofing technology can make roofs greener and more sustainable. A visit to our stand will give you the knowledge you need to specify liquid roofing and waterproofing systems with complete confidence.”

 For further information contact or visit


The future is here

Taking place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from 16-18 February, The ACR Show is the ONLY national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors. If you want to meet leading companies exhibiting top brand products; see live demonstrations and get advice on affordable and energy efficient solutions, this particular event is well worth a visit.

Besides a fantastic line up of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies, will be an informative and topical seminar programmes in three CPD accredited seminar theatres: the Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Theatre, sponsored by Klima – Therm; the Refrigeration & Cooling Theatre, sponsored by Chemours and the Training & Careers Theatre, sponsored by Toshiba. Sessions include: Are you in control of your Building & Energy Management System; New developments in Refrigerants (HFO, CO2); F-Gas, Elite Project & Future Changes in the Industry; Major issues of interest in BIM; Using refrigeration frequency inverters to save energy and improve cooling quality in air conditioning and refrigeration; Bridging the Performance Gap and Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for commercial applications.

The decision to add the H&V sectors to the show has won the backing of all the major trade associations, including the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA). FETA’s Commercial manager, Martyn Cooper said: “FETA is delighted to be associated with The ACR Show. We are sure that the show and its format will provide essential opportunities for exhibitors, visitors and other stakeholders.”

REFCOM is a long standing supporter of the show. Secretary Stephen Crocker said: “The ACR Show is a key event for the industry, raising awareness and standards by bringing together all relevant parties to highlight and discuss industry and technological developments.”

The Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM) and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) are supporting the event for the first time, reflecting The ACR Show’s growing importance in Europe. The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) is also backing the 2016 event.

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) meanwhile, is taking over the Refrigeration & Cooling Theatre for the day on Thursday 18th February for its 2016 conference, which has a theme of ‘Emissions, Energy and Eco-design’.

Exhibitors are displaying some fascinating and ground-breaking products. This is your chance to see them up close and in action.

Ian Carroll, sales and marketing manager for Fujitsu, said: “We are very selective about which trade shows we go to, but The ACR Show is one that we are happy to support, especially when we have something to say, and this year we will have plenty to say. We are still finalising our plans for the stand, but it will focus on our existing comprehensive portfolio of air conditioning units and controls, and the introduction of some exciting new products.”

Innotech Europe is exhibiting for the first time. Commenting on the new and improved format, Innotech Europe’s distribution manager Thomas McIlhatton said: “Innotech is not a company that waits and follows trends, we like to make them. As the ACR Show has taken this step to offer support to the HVAC&R and building and energy management industry, we are proud to support this move and believe that having a more diverse offering (including HVAC&R Controls and BEMS) for attendees, will really make the event something people won’t want to miss.”

John Halloran, from Applied Product Solutions said: “Our theme for the show will be energy efficiency and cost savings.” APS will be displaying a range of products including Alfa Laval’s high efficiency commercial and industrial air coolers incorporating EC fans, which can save up to 50% energy and are suitable for use with all refrigerants.

Klima – Therm has some exciting product launches planned. Sales director Tim Mitchell said: “We are particularly excited about showcasing our Gree range of air conditioning units. This is likely to be the first chance that the majority of show visitors will have had to see the quality and range of products that the world’s largest air conditioning unit manufacturer can offer, including the photovoltaic range, so we expect to be very busy across all three days of the show.”

Andie Chessun, national sales manager for HygroMatik in the UK & RoI said: “As the only national exhibition dedicated to the HVAC industry, it is the ideal place for us to showcase our products and expertise to a wide variety of visitors from different sectors.” Andy will present a CPD accredited seminar in the Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Theatre on the second day of the show, in which he will discuss the various application areas of humidification and the different types of humidification systems available.

John Kelly, marketing manager for Airflow Developments said: “We are delighted to bring the Airflow Duplexvent Commercial range to the ACR show. The ACR show has traditionally been targeted at the ACR sector but with the increase in multi skilling of installers to provide a broader range of services, Datateam’s re-branding of the show to a Heating and Ventilation visitor profile provides us with an opportunity to reach a wider audience of specifiers and contractors who are looking for solutions to address wider indoor air environment issues”.

Scandia Refrigeration is taking the biggest stand at the Show. The company’s Alex Mockford said: “Visitors should expect to see all things refrigeration. “The stand will have products ranging from door furniture, refrigeration equipment, refrigerated display, modular cold rooms, refrigerated trailers, and of course a cold room.”

For more information and to register, visit


Transport Security Expo’s wide-ranging conference and seminar programme will be free-to-attend

2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London

Transport Security Expo will this year be delivering more learning opportunities than ever before – and all of them will be free-to-attend for all delegates on a first-come, first-served basis. The conference and seminar sessions will cover the full range of transport security sectors – Aviation, Maritime, Rail & Public Transport, Secure Transportation and Border Security.

Chris Stevens, Technical Security Director at SIDOS UK who will be speaking at the conference about emerging threats to transport infrastructures, commented: “I have attended every Transport Security Expo that has ever been run in the UK, and I’ve always found that it focuses on the audience’s needs, and on the specific areas that are critical to a country’s wellbeing – transport being one of these.  I have presented at the Transport Security Expo for the past four years … Transport Security Expo is a truly global conference, one that deals with very real issues, and I am delighted to be a part of it once again for 2015.

Robert Missen, Head of Unit: Land and Maritime Security, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport, European Commission added:  “… for me, Transport Security Expo is the most important UK event to attend: not just because of the UK’s eminence in the field of transport security, but because of the conference’s excellent international focus.”

There will be two conference theatres located in the heart of the main exhibition area and all of the sessions will be CPD-accredited, courtesy of the Security Institute. There will also be a dedicated Presentation Theatre forming part of the Expo’s Future Borders Experience and offering a rolling programme of half-hour presentations delivered by leading experts in the field.

In addition, the Security Innovation Seminars theatre, also free-to-attend, will host a full two-day programme of presentations and live demonstrations from a wide range of the event’s exhibitors who will be revealing some of the very latest technologies in numerous areas including: airport check point, perimeter security, large area monitoring, digital railways, surveillance solutions, biometrics, supply chain security and integrity, maritime security and text analytics.

A number of Transport Security Expo partners will also be running their own seminars and workshops across the two days of Transec, including a Kidnap and Ransom workshop delivered by NYA International, the world-leading global risk and crisis management consultancy.

Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Events, organisers of Transport Security Expo, commented: “We are very excited about the variety and the outstanding quality of the conference and seminar programme we have put together this year. The fact that all of this leading edge content will be free-to-attend for all delegates will undoubtedly make Transport Security Expo a must-attend event for anyone involved in any area of transport security.”


Sir John Armitt CBE to speak at Scotland Build 2015 amongst other Industry Leaders

Scotland Build Expo 2015 will launch on the 25th & 26th November at the SECC, Glasgow. This event is the leading new construction event to focus on the Scottish Construction Industry, bringing together a large number of key industry players to engage and do business over two days.

 A strong portfolio of event partners are showing their enthusiasm and support for the new show such as Scottish Renewables, BRE Scotland, the Scottish & Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, CITB and many more.

 “Events like Scotland Build provide a valuable opportunity for installers, developers and local authorities, among others, to learn about renewable energy technologies – some of which they may never have considered as an option for their build.” – Stephanie Clark, Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables.

 There will be strong attendance from the Scottish Government, with the conference keynotes on both event days being delivered by representatives Stephen Pathirana, Head of Housing

Markets, Strategy and Jonathan Astwood, Head of Practice Unit – Building Standards Division respectfully. The event will feature six VIP Meet the Buyer sessions with keynotes from industry renowned professionals such as Sir John Armitt CBE, who will be opening the Meet the Engineers session on November 26th.

 The event will feature 125 international exhibitors, 22 CPD accredited workshops, a two-day high level conference and will host more than 5000 high-quality visitors. The event is free to attend and you can register for your ticket online at


Facilities Management 2016 Strikes Again

Following on from the success of last year’s show, Facilities Management 2016 returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 22 – 24 March for its third year with exciting new content.

Facilities Management 2016, which is the UK’s national Facilities event, is co-located with Maintec and The Health and Safety Event and will once again feature the Cleaning Zone, creating a highly productive three shows in one experience.

There are so many factors which can affect a facilities professional’s working day, which is why Facilities Management 2016, will be addressing these core issues through its conference programme – people, politics and policy.

The show is also packed with free-to-attend educational seminars and fantastic networking opportunities for the facilities managers, business owners and operators attending. They will hear from a wealth of relevant exhibitors including Tradepoint, Servicemaster,, SYR Continental, Direct Telecom Services Ltd and NVC lighting about the latest innovations in the facilities industry.

Although Facilities Management is just in its third year it has attracted strong support from exhibitors. Henry Paulinski, Marketing Manager, LED Light Vision commented: “Easyfairs are one of the most efficient show organisers I have come across. In 40 years of exhibiting and visiting trade shows I have rarely experienced such high levels of customer service. The Easyfairs team make it their mission to understand your business, offer best advice and do their utmost to ensure your exhibition is successful and enjoyable. “

Daniel Gray, Facilities Management Event Manager says: “Last year’s show proved to be a huge success yet again; the feedback we received from both exhibitors and visitors was exceptional! We are excited to be bringing the show back to the NEC this year with an expanded show floor, there’s never been a better time for companies to get involved.”

For information and exhibiting opportunities, at Facilities Management 2016 contact Jerry Dawson on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or email For more information on the show, visit


Monodraught exhibiting at HVAC 2015


Adding to a string of industry leaders already signed up, UK Construction Week is pleased to announce that Monodraught will be exhibiting at the inaugural HVAC 2015 event this October.

Monodraught has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing low energy, low carbon solutions for over 40 years. Specialising in natural daylight, natural ventilation, natural cooling and hybrid ventilation, Monodraught is committed to creating optimum working and living environments and offers a turnkey service from research and design, all the way through to installation.

Taking centre stage at Monodraught’s stand will be its Cool-phase® Hybrid system, which links high efficiency air-to-water heat pumps with Monodraught’s natural cooling, phase change material system. Also on display will be the Windcatcher® natural ventilation systems which offer active weather and prevailing-wind optimisation and provide dependable daytime fresh air and night-time cooling. Highlights from the rest of Monodraught’s product portfolio will also be exhibited on its stand including its Sunpipe natural lighting systems, Air-Precision (grilles, diffusers, dampers and louvres product range) and water heater range.

Andrew McCubbin, Managing Director of Monodraught, commented: “The HVAC sector, like many others in the construction industry, is under increasing pressure to deliver more energy efficient, lower carbon solutions. Monodraught specialises in exactly this and we are very much looking forward to showcasing our products and services to the developing marketplace. HVAC 2015 is the ideal platform to promote our business and make new contacts right across the industry.”

Part of UK Construction Week, HVAC 2015 is a must see event for those in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. Featuring a comprehensive schedule of panel discussions and debates focusing on the key issues facing the sector, visitors can expect an exciting interface for information and knowledge exchange.

Bringing together nine shows under one roof, UK Construction Week will be the biggest construction trade event the UK has seen in years. Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 11 October (with the trade only days from 6 – 8 October) the event will unite 1,000 exhibitors with an expected audience of 55,000 visitors.

Visitors will be able to attend the Build Show (incorporating Civils Expo), Timber Expo, the Surface and Materials Show, Energy 2015, Kitchens & Bathrooms Live, Plant & Machinery Live, HVAC 2015, Smart Buildings 2015 and Grand Designs Live.

For more information please visit or follow @UK_CW on Twitter.