• Welcome to the Premiere July 2017 Newsletter
  • How to minimise waste in the construction industry
  • construction waste image
  • It is well established that there can be an enormous amount of waste generated by the construction industry. Be it from new construction projects or re-modelling old ones, waste fills up landfill sites at an alarming rate.

    This is a problem because a lot of what is thrown away could be re-used in other products, such as windows and cabinets.

    Our industry is making huge progress in terms of reducing the amount of waste produced. There are new incentives to re-use and re-purpose old installations, and a very strong movement to promote recycling, and recyclable materials wherever possible.

    This combined with a concerted effort to reduce the amount of building material required in the first place, means that the amount of waste being produced is less and less. Planning ahead when contemplating a construction project is the key to lowering the amount of debris.

    According to studies in the US, nearly a quarter of all solid waste in the US is construction waste, and 160 million tonnes of debris from construction and demolition projects is produced every year. This is equal to over 4 million fully loaded articulated lorries, and for an average 10,000 sq ft building that's more than 21 tons of waste.

    This is a huge proportion of waste coming exclusively from the construction sector, thus reducing these numbers not only makes good environmental sense, but will save money.

    One way to reduce waste is the move towards modular construction, which  is forecast to reduce waste by 15% on each job. In the US they estimate that moving over to modular construction methods would save more than $442 million annually.

    Therefore, it is vital that the waste produced by construction is reduced, as it would hugely help the environment and would save the sector money. It is possible to significantly reduce the waste produced, through the recycling of wasted materials, re-using parts of old resources instead of completely demolishing them and perhaps being more prudent with the amount of material created.

  • Snowdon Homes showcase smart properties
  • Snowdon kitchen
  • Premiere have been working with Snowdon Homes, a privately owned housebuilding and development company based in Northamptonshire, for several years.

    Specialising in planning, designing and building residential development sites and affordable housing projects, Snowdon Homes selected Premiere to provide kitchens for their new homes. Having one supplier who is able to manufacture, supply, and install a variety of kitchen styles, without the complication of multiple contacts, is a benefit to many customers in this way.

    Premiere have recently supplied kitchens for an exclusive five property Snowdon Homes development, which included a prestige five bedroomed property. The development required a well-designed and high quality finish to the kitchens, in keeping with the properties’ premium market positioning. The images show Premiere’s Cheltenham kitchen range in gloss finish, with appliances supplied and fitted.

    Premiere are looking forward to continuing to work with Snowdon Homes on this and other projects, and extending the already established kitchen offer to more housing developers.

  • snowdon kitchen image
  • Kitchen technology is rapidly advancing
  • technology in kitchen design image
  • At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, a wide range of exciting, kitchen specific technology was unveiled. Nowhere is the advancement of interlinked home technology more apparent than in the kitchen.

    From an egg shaped device that allows you to plan weekly meals, to a device that accurately measures ingredients without the need for specific utensils, there's a new wave of technology designed to make your time in the kitchen more convenient and efficient.

    In the past, it was the living room that was the forerunner in terms of intelligent interlinked technology, and so the kitchen is only at the beginning of the process. But with the increase in investment in this area there is an increase in development, and it won’t be long before kitchen technology is at the cutting edge.

    We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite products from the show, which we think illustrate just how far kitchen technology has come.

    Firstly, the egg shaped device mentioned earlier. It has voice activation, which is similar to other virtual assistants like the Amazon Echo. This device helps you plan meals in advance, order ingredients and organise shopping lists – extremely helpful for those with a busy schedule, who need a way to keep track of meals and what food is needed. Also, this could help save families money, as it organises a concise shopping list and therefore eliminates impulse purchases.

    Similarly, another, our second favourite  product syncs with amazon, and orders essentials automatically after they have been thrown away or run out. For example, as soon as you run out of kitchen towels, it immediately orders more, saving time and effort for people with hectic schedules.

    Our third product is an app-controlled micro garden that allows you to grow produce from outdoors inside your house. This takes a lot of the 'risk' out of growing your own food, allowing even the most ham fisted gardener to grow produce easily and cost effectively.

    There are many products similar to this, with another one allowing you to make cider, while alerting you when fermentation is finished or if the gas pressure is abnormal.

    These are only a few of the many exciting new technological advances coming to your kitchen, advancements which are definitely worth looking into in order to make your your kitchen more efficient and more fun.

  • The first fully robotic kitchen could be just around the corner
  • robot arm on social housing
  • As we get busier and busier, it becomes harder to find the time to cook meals for ourselves, especially after a hard day’s work.

    Many people fall back on ready meals or takeaways – which are convenient, but can have bad health effects if consumed every day.

    A company in London called Moley Robotics is in the process of developing a fully robotic kitchen, which can cook by itself, freeing up time for you to pursue other things.

    The design comes fully integrated with a hob, two robotic hands and a sink, and the developers hope to include a refrigerator upon release. The operation of the kitchen will occur via a mobile app, with a library of thousands of recipes.

    This means that you will be able to experience all kinds of different food, without having to spend the time learning how to cook it yourself.

    The sophistication of the product means that the price of installation will be somewhere in the region of $10,000 to $15,000. It is set to be released at some time in 2018. There is a huge movement towards developing cost effective household robots, dealing with everything from day to day care to cooking and cleaning, which is set to revolutionise  our day to day  lives.

    This innovative technology will go a long way towards helping families who work long hours, and will allow children to eat a range of healthy meals every night, rather than easy but decidedly unhealthy ready meals.

    This isn’t the only use for the technology; if the technology advances, it could be applied for use at weddings, or other events where a large amount of identical meals need to be made. This exciting and pioneering technology is definitely worth keeping an eye on as it develops.

  • Premiere strengthens its sales team - welcome James Crosier
  • In June, Premiere further strengthened its sales team by welcoming Business Development Manager, James Cosier.  Bringing a wealth of experience to the role from many years spent in sales, James will work with customers in the East region to ensure that their projects are managed smoothly and successfully.

    When James isn’t looking after customers, he likes to watch football or have a beer with friends, and relaxes by spending time with his family or helping his partner with her horse.
    james image

Quality assured

The Greener Choice

When it comes to considering the environment, Premiere leads the way. We have a host of eco-initatives in place and are proud to hold many coveted accreditations.

Fast turnaround times

Fast turnaround times

Premiere is known for its fast turnaround times to meet customer needs and delivery by our own fleet of lorries makes turnaround times even faster.

The Greener Choice

High quality, great value

Quality is assured as all products are manufactured at our state-of-the-art factory which also means we can cater for volume orders and keep costs down.

Accreditations >

Committed to quality

BLP Logo Gold Awards Logo Club Green Logo FISP Logo FIRAL Logo FSC Logo ISO 2004 Logo ISO 2008 Logo Investors InPeople Logo FTA Logo