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Natural considerations

Tiling with natural stone is a matter of knowledge and balance; the knowledge to identify the variables that can affect the overall adhesion, and the ability to get the right balance between the stone, the background substrate, and the adhesive. It can be tricky, so it's a good idea to make sure that you fully…

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The rise of the smartphone

Guest Blogger - Paul Kelly

Touch-screen interfaces, access to email, built-in social networking and a quality browsing experience mean Smartphones are an attractive proposition for anyone who needs to be out of the office most of the day, a necessity for the majority of building materials customers. The Smartphone is not a new concept - RIM created the standard with…

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The anticipation is killing

Fiona Russell-Horne

I don't think I've ever known a run-up to the Budget like it. We've always had leaks and speculation about what will or won't be contained in the Chancellor's battered red briefcase, but this year, it seems there's more hanging on it than before.

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Take care

Fiona Russell-Horne

Health and Safety. It gets everywhere. Even children's TV programmes. There was a Health and Safety inspection at the racetrack on Roary the Racing Car this morning and, although everyone passed in the end, it was touch and go for some of them.

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A real opportunity for merchants

Fiona Russell-Horne

So we got the boiler scrappage scheme in England. And judging by the rumours circulating around Twitter and the industry, we might be getting something similar for Wales and Scotland. Hurrah. Check out the Reheat Britain website for all the latest details.

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