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Bathrooms & Kitchens 48 - 69


Computing & Software 70 - 72 Doors, Windows & Fittings 73 - 85 Drainage & Plumbing 86 - 87 Eco & Sustainability 88 - 89 Flooring 92 - 94 Heating, Ventilation & Insulation 95 - 101 Grand Designs 102 - 105 Interiors & Interior Design 109 - 127 Landscaping & External Works 130 - 131 Lighting & Electrical 135



Lifts, Stairs & Balustrades 139 Roofing & Cladding 141 - 149 Safety, Security & Fire Protection 150 - 153 Editorial Showcase 156 - 160 Timber & Timber Frames 161 - 163

Case Studies Fall House / Fougeron Architecture - 6


Uppgrenna Nature House / Tailor Made Arkitekter - 24 X-Float / Agaligo Studio - 32 The Whitworth / A Masterpiece In Brick And Glass - 36 York Handmade Builds Strong Foundations For The Future - 42 Cella Bar / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo - 44 Kindergarten In Guastalla / Mario Cucinella Architects - 46 Bajo Comercial Convertido En Loft / Egue y Seta - 48 Pathbreaking Example At GGT Permanent Exhibition - 66 Yazgan Design Wins The ‘Innovative Use Of Color Award’ At WAF 2015 - 82 Great Amber Concert Hall / Volker Giencke - 90 Grand Designs Live - 104 Quarry Theatre At St Luke’s Foster Wilson Architects - 106 SHUGAA / Party / Space / Design - 118 Golden View Residence / Workshop AD - 128 Portsoy Boatshed / Brown + Brown Architects - 132 Watervilla / +31ARCHITECTS - 136 The Enterprise Centre / Architype - 140 Reed Harris Architectural Celebrates SBID Success - 145 Tesco’s Timber-Clad Envelope Sets An Example For Sustainable Supermarkets - 146 Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind - 154



Fall House /

Fougeron Architecture

This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window. The long, thin volume conforms and deforms to the natural contours of the land and the geometries of the bluff,

much like the banana slug native to the region’s seaside forests. In this way, the complex structural system applies and defies natural forms to accommodate the siting. The house is cantilevered 12 feet back from the bluff, both to protect the cliff’s delicate ecosystem and to ensure the structure’s integrity and safety. The interior is a shelter, a refuge in contrast with the roughness and immense scale of the ocean and cliff. The house also shields the southern outdoor spaces from the powerful winds that blow from the northwest.

Architects: Fougeron Architecture Location:  54200 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA Area: 3800.0 ft2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Photography Structural Engineering:  endrestudio Landscape Architects:  Blasen Landscape Architects Civil/Geotechnical Engineering:  Grice Engineering and Geology

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The main body of the house is composed of two rectangular boxes connected by an all-glass library/den. The main entry is located at the top of the upper volume with the living spaces unfolding from the most public to the most private. The living room kitchen and dining room are an open plan with subtle changes in levels and roof planes to differentiate the various functions. The lower volume, a double-cantilevered master bedroom suite, acts as a promontory above the ocean, offering breath-taking views from its floor-toceiling windows. The link between these two volumes is the glass library/den; it is the hearth of the house, a room that

unites the house inside and out both with its geometry and its transparency. A one-story concrete wing perpendicular to the house includes a ground-floor bedroom, building services and a green roof; it is the boulder locking the house to the land. The house has two main facades, the south one is clad in copper which wraps up the wall and over on the roof. Copper clad roof overhangs protect windows and the front door from the sun and the wind of the ocean. The faรงade to the north is made all glass; clear expanses of glass open the house to the view.

Natural daylight in all rooms including bathrooms is tailored to solar orientation and reduces power loads from artificial lighting. Primary daylight is indirect and comes from the north while southern light limited and mitigated by automatic shading system.

Low E, solar control glazing is insulated and set into a thermally broken custom steel frame. This high performance glazing reduces solar gain, improves winter comfort, and offers superior thermal performance without sacrificing views.

Radiant hydronic heat eliminates ductwork and allows lower operating temperatures and higher occupant comfort levels. Energy usage is significantly lower and more efficient than traditional forced air systems.

Stack ventilation is naturally facilitated by the building layout. The open floor plan is connected on multiple levels from the lower master bedroom suite to the entry at a higher elevation. Automatically controlled operable glazing at the lowest level is coordinated with an exhaust transfer grille at the highest elevation. The pressure and height differential allows the exhaustion of hot air and intake of cool fresh air.

Drought resistant and native vegetation is specifically intended reduce soil erosion and facilitates new habitats for local wildlife. A vegetated roof reduces the aerial visual footprint of the building and provides added thermal mass / insulation for the occupied space below.

On-site wastewater treatment through a septic system paired with efficient plumbing fixtures reduces loads to municipal sewer systems and differentiates black and grey water. Conversely, fresh water is garnered from an on-site stream that is also not dependent on municipal systems.

Low VOC & sustainable finishes were primary considerations to ensure the highest interior air quality and responsible use of finish materials. The interior paint and other interior finishes are all low VOC. Wall and ceiling insulation is formaldehyde free denim.

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Education Estates 18-19 October, Manchester Central Exhibition, Conference, Dinner & Awards

Design – Build – Manage – Maintain Whether you are looking at adding new buildings, considering refurbishing existing buildings or ongoing maintenance work Education Estates Conference & Exhibition is here to help you. Education Estates is the only event of its kind in the UK, covering the primary, secondary, further and higher education sectors. The Conference features over 90 speakers, with specialist content streams for Schools and Colleges & Universities. Lively and authoritative, it’s THE professional gathering for everyone concerned with education’s built environment. New for 2016 will be a dedicated conference stream for maintenance and facilities management supported by the Education Funding Agency.

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The Exhibition is FREE to ALL visitors and delegates. The Conference is free for those directly employed in schools, colleges, universities and local authorities (includes governors & independent schools). Those responsible for designing, building, maintaining and funding our schools, academies, colleges and universities face huge challenges. But wherever they are in the project lifecycle, they’ll find the solutions at Education Estates 2016. The annual Education Estates Awards & Dinner is a fantastic networking opportunity for exhibitors, speakers, visitors and delegates – and a great night out, too! This year, it will be held in Manchester’s prestigious Hilton Hotel.

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Uppgrenna Nature House / Tailor Made arkitekter

A maximum ecofriendly meetingplace with cafe, conferencerooms ang therapytreatments. A spa and conference building in Uppgrenna, Sweden. An existing red barn was demolished and replaced by a modern building with ground floor partly submerged in the slope. The upper entrance level consists of an insulated building partly surrounded by an unheated greenhouse that extend over the entire roof. The greenhouse contain room for plant beds and shelter terraces with expansive views of Lake V채ttern and a climate similar to Northern Italy. The Nature House Concept The Nature House concept (or Naturhus in Swedish) was developed by Swedish architect Bengt Warne in the 1970s.

The exterior is portrayed with inspiration from traditional Swedish barn houses, with its simple ports and shutters. All windows and doors fitted with shutters in a red wooden panel wall. It creates dynamism to the faรงade and reduces heat radiation when the house is not used. Sewage Recycling System The greenhouse allows for a closed local loop of recycling sewage waste. Large plant beds cleanse and take up nutrients in the wastewater and converts it to fruit and vegetables. The house does not require connection to the municipal sewer. Living in a greenhouse encourages a sustainable and non-toxic lifestyle. It becomes very clear why you should not emit pollutants in the environment, it turns back in to your own recycling system.

The houses consists of a core - a living area, that is surrounded by a shell of glass - a greenhouse. The greenhouse sets the insulated inner core in a warmer climate and provides sheltered "outdoor space" from the cold northern winter. It gives you the possibility to grow plants from warmer climate zones and preheats air for ventilation. The vision is to make a self sustainable house that produce food, instead of waste. Houses that generate energy, instead of only consuming it and, ultimately, living spaces that induce reflection and learning thus influencing the behavior of inhabitants towards sustainability. More information:,

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Aside from the lush, mountainous landscape and famous River Kwai Bridge, Karnchanaburi is well known for its floating houses and rafts. Floating on the river, these distinctive structures greatly differentiate Karnchanaburi from any other provinces in Thailand. X-Float is a creation that enhances the fascination of the River Kwai’s floating houses with a different paradigm of design and comfort. The unique accommodation is designed in addition to the Project X2 River Kwai Resort. X-Float’s design resembles a volumetric evolution of a raft, a primitive man-made floating platform, from 2 dimensional to 3 dimensional – to a livable unit. This makes X-Float a crossbreed of vernacular and modern architecture. During construction, to completely eliminate disturbances to guests who were residing in the already operating X2 Resort, X-Float’s floating units were built offsite and only towed for installation once completed. Situated at the river bend, all units are oriented such that their river views are maximized and such that they are as much as possible shielded from the harsh, tropical afternoon sunlight.

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The balance in load, air, and water is the critical underlying principle that keeps X-Float afloat and steady enough for guests to enjoy their stay without getting motion sickness. The main structure of X-Float is made out of lightweight steel framing, cladded with fiber cement siding and plywood. Wastewater and sewage are properly treated before being released into the natural river. To facilitate water filtration and reinforce the surrounding ecosystem, aquatic plants such as reed, papyrus, and pondweed are replanted around the site. Architects

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Since its reopening in February 2015, Manchester’s Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, has ‘wowed’ the architectural world with its new extension and renovation. Already the £15 million redevelopment has received a list of accolades, including the BDA Brick Awards 2015 ‘Supreme Award’ and ‘Best Public and Education Building’, The Art Fund Prize of ‘Museum of the Year’ and the RIBA National Award 2015. The building was also amongst six elite projects shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.

According to Whitworth Director Maria Balshaw CBE, the expansion project has "unlocked the potential" of the building leading to a record number of visitors to the gallery. Founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has undergone several stages of

development and refurbishments over the last 126 years in its journey from private residence to public art gallery. This had resulted in the somewhat inefficient and muddled use of interior space and the previously blank west end of building facing the park being unresolved and of lesser quality.

The Design Brief In 2009 an open architectural competition to remodel the Whitworth was launched. The design brief was to make the gallery’s internationally important collection of fine art, textiles and wallpaper more accessible to a wider range of visitors, to make better use of the existing gallery spaces and to establish a relationship with the surrounding grounds and park. McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA), who won the competition (over 138 other entries) have certainly achieved that. Their acclaimed design has re-ordered the existing gallery spaces and also expanded the building by one third whilst doubling the publically accessible space and creating a new entrance that connects the gallery with the surrounding park. At the heart of this physical transformation is the creation of an elegant glass, stainless steel and brick extension, including two new wings, which extend into the park from the back of the existing building. The two wings are connected by a glass promenade gallery, which wraps the existing exhibition galleries providing a vantage point from which to view the art garden and park beyond. To the south is the transparent slender café wing, a cantilevered glass structure, which houses the café and Learning Studio and is designed to sit along the trees of Whitworth Park overlooking the newly designed Art Garden. To the north the taller solid brick built form of the Landscape Gallery, with its grand high-level window and ground floor Study Centre, provides an urban edge as well as a visual and acoustic buffer, which counterbalances the lighter structure of the transparent glass café and promenade with its slender stainless steel mullions.

Extraordinary Brickwork

Working closely with the architects, Northcot produced several sample blends and brick panels to finalise the bespoke ‘Whitworth Blend’.

The new brick was based on existing smooth faced blends (Avon Smooth and Victorian Mellow), which were then darkened with re-cycled Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA) and the use of special ‘setting patterns’ in the kiln. Traditional firing in one of the last remaining coal-fired kilns in the country ensured a natural subtlety of tone throughout. “Reflecting the craftsmanship evident in Beaumont’s galleries, the extension combines modern construction techniques with contemporary craftsmanship throughout, manifest in the brickwork patterns and handmade special bricks.” write MUMA. “As MUMA expect the very highest standards, we knew we had to get the tone and texture of both the machine made bricks and handmade specials absolutely spot on,” said Northcot works manager Dale Moss.

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Integral to the redevelopment is the impressive red brickwork of the expansive north wing and the lower ground levels, which comprises approximately 90,000 smooth machine made bricks, giving continuity to the extension from the original Beaumont building and an important visual link to the city’s industrial past.

The imposing north façade features an intricate ‘slash and stich’ brickwork pattern, which draws inspiration from fabrics within the gallery’s extensive textile collection. This is made from a variety of handmade ‘special’ bricks, which link together to give the impression of interwoven textile threads and torn fabric, which has been stitched back together. Northcot Brick, a manufacturer known for its advanced colour-matching expertise and traditional bench-mould techniques that have hardly changed over the centuries, was invited to create a bespoke blend to complement the original dark red bricks of the Edwardian building.

A total of twenty-three different nonstandard brick types and special shapes were created from architectural drawings, ranging from bespoke piers, to the angled doglegs which make up much the slash and stitch-work on the north wing. “Each special shape and design required bespoke wooden moulds and a high level of craftsmanship, which was delivered by our most experienced master brickmakers and skilled handthrowers, each with over twenty years of experience,” said Dale.

Outstanding structure The result is an outstanding building, which is not only a testament to MUMA’s remarkable design, vision and originality, but to the standards of craftsmanship involved in its construction. “We believe that this exciting redevelopment is one of the most influential and inspiring architectural projects of this decade, which will enable the Whitworth to remain one of the UK’s foremost art galleries for many years to come,” said Jo Beggs, the Whitworth’s Head of Development.

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Lower level, Higher living Focusing on all aspects of basement construction, including structural calculations production, Glatthaar Fertigkeller prides itself on working meticulously hard to complete approximately 3,200 basement builds a year. The country’s leading industry specialist was founded more than three decades ago by the enterprising Joachim Glatthaar and holds its headquarters in South West Germany. The brand has come a long way since its inception over thirty years back. It has developed from a one man company to the number one basement builder in Europe operating with 528 employees. We have facilities spanning Germany, England, Austria and Switzerland and our clients come from anywhere from Moscow to London.

Glatthaar create pre-fabricated basements for new build and extension purposes, glatthaar build's completely watertight cellars and are renowned in the industry for the speed of their construction. Glatthaar is the only basement building company in England that provides a basement system compared to using third party components, and as all work is done in-house, there are no contractors involved.

The team works effectively by combining the most technologically advanced offsite manufacturing process with well-organised on-site installation techniques. Their computer controlled, partially automated factories produce a quality product. The Glatthaar Fertigkeller package is full-ranging; it includes all working/ installation drawings and structural calculations ready for Building Control approval, and a project manager is assigned to individual projects for increased efficiency. Although basements are conventionally considered to be rooms concealed under the ground, this isn’t actually always the case, a basement does not have to be fully underground, for example,

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Eco-Modern Coupdeville specialise in high end new build residences, in a changing climate and to meet the growing need for sustainability and energy efficiency in the building industry, combined with shortened build times, SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) is an ideal medium for matching these requirements. The standard concept by which SIPS are used is for mass produced generic looking buildings that follow a traditional look. Coupdeville’s ethos of making individual, bespoke houses that respond to the clients needs, the brief and the surroundings in a unique manner has been blended with

a prefabricated means of construction to make the unique residences displayed in this article. Our experience & detailing allows for the solidly and quality feel of masonry construction with ecological credentials to complete the package, at a cost effective price.

Fairfax - Strawberry Hill. Coupdeville created this substantial family home of 5,000 square feet split over three storeys and a basement. The design was conceived as a series of stepped, framed boxes. The interaction of the forms provides a series of terraces and overhangs, which breaks up its massing and adds articulation to the elevations. The clerestories between the ground and first floors add to this feeling of spatial interplay and allows daylight to penetrate deeper into the space. From the street this series of step backs draw the eye up the building to a pavilion-like second floor master suite which is set back on all sides.

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Timber louvres set into the frames providing shade and privacy, and also mediate the transition between the solid walls and the floor to ceiling glazing. Planting on the front facade also serves to soften its appearance while providing screening in selected areas.

Hilltop The contemporary scheme was conceived as two stacked, offset, L-shaped volumes that taper. The upper volume of the house extends and retracts over the ground floor, the intersection between these two levels creates dynamic cantilevers and setbacks that seek to open up the views from the property and provide subtle private enclosures to rooms within. This relationship is further emphasised by the contrast of external finishes of light render and dark porcelain. These hung facades conceal the services and rainwater pipes within, creating a cleaner external appearance. Large projecting glazed openings overlook the courtyard and garden; these are boldy framed with pressed metal and are louvred in red cedar. The projections to the front and back are separated with a frameless glass box detail that returns at roof level, this lets light flood in and makes a visual separation between the framed elements composing a balance in its overall feel and appearance.

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YORK HANDMADE BUILDS STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE The York Handmade Brick Company, one of the leading independent brickmakers in the country, has celebrated a tremendous 2015 – and is now looking forward to an equally successful year this year. York Handmade, based in the beautiful Vale of York in North Yorkshire, recorded a 11 per cent increase in turnover last year and won a major prize in the prestigious 2015 Brick Awards.

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David Armitage, chairman of York Handmade, commented: “2015 was one of our most successful years since our foundation in 1988. We had a turnover of £2.5 million, an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year, and we now employ 30 staff. That is our highest level of staffing since pre-recession days. “This success has been built on a number of flagship, high-quality jobs across the country. These include Highgate School in north London, a new control and office room at Turweston Flight Centre in Northamptonshire and the redevelopment of London Bridge Station in the shadow of the iconic Shard (which also boasts our bricks). “We also played a pivotal role in the construction of four new luxury homes just outside Cambridge. In addition we are also involved in the development of the new Halifax Central Library, which

includes restoration of part of the church adjacent to Piece Hall in the town, and the regeneration of the famous Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford. “It is no coincidence that many of our most high-profile projects are being done with Maxima our popular and distinctive linear brick, which is gaining an increasing amount of interest as it represents the new style of brickwork. It is an exciting breakthrough aesthetically for the brick industry,” said Mr Armitage. Meanwhile the company’s work at Dumfries House in Scotland won the Best Outdoor Space category in the 2015 Brick Awards for its “magnificent achievement” in restoring the Belvedere and Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden at Dumfries House in Scotland, a pioneering restoration project masterminded by Prince Charles. In addition the Belvedere was shortlisted in the Craftsmanship and Best Refurbishment Project categories, while York Handmade was also nominated for its work on Carmelite House on London’s Victoria Embankment.

The Brick Awards’ judges commented: “This project could be considered a winner over several categories. It is absolutely stunning, a magnificent achievement. The five-acre walled garden was derelict and within a twelve-month period the garden has been transformed into one of the most interesting walled gardens in this country.” York Handmade has a tremendous track record in the Brick Awards, winning a hat-trick of categories in 2012. The buildings which won the awards were: Four Oaks in Little Bedwyn, Wilts (Best Single House); Tupgill Cellar, near Middleham, North Yorkshire (Best Craftsmanship); and Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester (Specialist Brickwork Contractor). For further information, please contact David Armitage of the York Handmade Brick Company on 01347 838881 or or visit


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Cella Bar / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo

The new volume is a contemporary

Several features of that environment

regenerative transformation and

creation, exposed to a completely

are present in the architecture of the

expansion of a small pre-existing

different language. It is an organic,

building, including the outline of the

structure that had been abandoned for

dynamic construction that contrasts with

island, rocks, whales and wine casks. The

many years. The walls, roof and door

the orthogonal, classical language of the

new volume acts like a giant sculpture,

frames have been restored, preserving

building where it is embedded.

tailored for its location.

construction. The interiors were

The design is defined by great plasticity,

Architects: FCC Arquitectura

redesigned, shaped to their new roles

both in terms of forms and materials,

Interior Designers: Paulo Lobo

(e.g. restaurant), and made compatible

and is markedly inspired by the natural

with current legal requirements.

environment around the site.

the essential features of the original

Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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The building is the result of a

Kindergarten In Guastalla / Mario Cucinella Architects MCA project won the Architectural

of materials, all the sensory perceptions

So children are driven to discover places

Competition held in February 2014 for

related to the light, the colours, the

that are complex and at the same time

the design and build of the new School

sounds, the tactile suggestions - are

familiar, where they can develop abilities

in Guastalla District (Reggio Emilia,

designed taking into account of the

through special features of each.

Italy). The new building will replace

pedagogical and educational related to

two existed schools damaged by the

the growth of the child.

classrooms and laboratories are designed

earthquake which stuck the territory in May 2012 and will host up to 120 boys

The structure involves the use of natural

to be lived with curiosity and pleasure:

and girls between 0 and 3 years old.

materials with low environmental

along the route there are widening, play

impact. In particular, the supporting

and relationship areas, niches where you

MCA project is thought to stimulate the

structure is made up of wooden frame:

can stop, transparent elements to watch

child's interaction with the surrounding

a safe and ideal material to keep the

out or peek activities the other children.

space according to a vision of "teaching"

thermal insulation of the building. Starting from the internal signs, it also

in which nothing is left to chance, from

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Even areas of connection between the

the distribution of educational areas to

The high insulation, the optimal

articulated the sensory journey outside

the choice of materials of construction,

distribution of transparent surfaces,

the building, which integrates the

up to the integration between indoor

the use of advanced systems for

existing trees and encompasses the

and outside space.

rainwater harvesting and insertion of

structure creating protected areas for the

a photovoltaic system on the roof, will

activities of the children, educators and

Architectural elements of the new

allow the building to minimize the use


kindergarten by MCA - like the shape of

of mechanical equipment to meet the

Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects

the interior, their organization, the choice

energy needs of the school.

Photographs: Moreno Maggi

Brian Ballard

Margaret Egan

Margaret Egan


Barbara Stanley Gallery Irish Contemporary Art

Established art gallery representing many of Ireland’s foremost contemporary artists. The gallery works closely with architects and designers enhancing both residential and office interiors. Address: 2a Bathurst Street London W2 2SD l Email: l T: +44 (0) 20 7262 2410 Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6pm - Sunday, 12-4pm - All other times by appointment

Bajo Comercial Convertido En Loft / Egue y Seta From the outside, the vertical shutters

of varying heights over a bed of pine

Italian brand Riba 1920, surrounded by

draw wooden strips over a sight of a

bark splashed over by a cascade of

the timeless Eames chairs in a concrete

rich green hedgerow and a leafy bush.

light beaming from a false skylight.

tone. The whole arrangement lit by

Are they just the outside trees reflected

Surrounding this spectacular garden: The

two bundles of oversized clear balloon

over the windows panes? Or are these

whole house.

light bulbs that hang from a deep grey


industrial ceiling with metallic beams. To the left, caved in the building

To the right a “one of a kind” motorcycle

To step in this former commercial space

foundations, we find the living room,

restored by the family craftsmen.

turned into a loft, we need to open a

surrounded by oversized steps over

wide and generous solid “Iroco” wood set

which a “U” shaped arrangement of

Behind the dining areas you´ll find

of double doors with iron fittings custom

cement colour velvet cushions work as

a seemingly technical and industrial

made at the owner´s iron foundry.

a sofa. Over it, an eclectic but subtle mix

kitchen that offers a clean and

of designer, handmade, and vintage

sophisticated look due to the large


and shiny vertical planes of stainless

And as soon as we set foot over the

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natural oak parquet, we are welcomed

steel that sheet all cabinet doors

by a huge “fish tank” without fish, were

From the living room area one can look

and side panels. But at the same

leaves and green blossoms float in

directly into the interior garden, but also

time, the combination with natural

amidst almost liquid light.

out, through the large window panes;

wood horizontal worktops, give the

and facing in the opposite direction, the We are not talking about the typical

space a cosy warmth while making it

dining area and the kitchen just a few

bamboo reeds, nor about the very

practical when it comes to prepare the

centimetres away but at a higher level.

solemn Zen like interior garden, but

wholesome dishes and fancy cocktails

In the dining area, we find the superb

about an arrangement of local trees

the whole area seems to be asking for.

Bedrock Plank wooden table by the

All this metallic sparkle and stainless

the area into a bar and the perfect place

Behind it, a walk in closet of pure

steel sheeting enclose the latest

for brunch.

geometry made of anthracite grey

generation appliances: a double side

laminate reflects itself on a backstage

by side refrigerator with a wine cellar

Going around the living room, this time

like full size mirror, while offering a soft

(Liehber), a panelled grain coffee

through the left corridor, we step over

and comfortable dark carpet flooring

maker, a smart induction cook top with

a concrete runway over which a set of

and just enough storage and seating

teppanyaki hot plate, a carbon filter

powerful light projectors have been

space for a couple who likes to dress for

extraction hood, and a laundry and

built into the floor in order to gently

the occasion and to collect sport shoes.

ironing station with means of drainage

grace from beneath a naked craft brick

and ventilation integrated within a

wall. Towards the end of this corridor a

To the right hand side of the bed, and

cabinet (all AEG).

large solid oak swinging door, without

leaning against the wall a two seater

handle or lock, seems to promise to be

chesterfield couch upholstered in

Behind a sliding crystal door a

always open to welcome you to the more

tobacco leather by Francisco Segarra is

transparent storage pantry exhibits all

private areas of the house.

crowned by a couple of stuffed fabric

types of local delicacies, fresh cooking

reindeer heads (Luzio) which are true In the master bedroom, the bed and

decorative trophies. Wrapped in the raw

directional projectors cutting themselves

headboard stand out for their unique,

wool blankets that dress the bed one

out from a dark chalkboard background.

honest and apparently simple design.

could watch a movie projected on a roll

Nevertheless, the custom made piece

away screen that stores itself away within

Hanging over the isle that works as a

fabricated with natural oak and metallic

the wooden pendant ceiling, so the main

storage space and preparation surface at

sewer grates, is at the same time bed

interior garden is always visible through

the same time, a pair of vintage “Lindse”

frame, night stand, lit headboard,

the master´s bathroom´s transparent

iron lamps by Francisco Segarra, and

dividing partition and shoe rack on its


surrounding the piece, five metallic

back side.

“Bofinger” stools of the same brand turn

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species and wines, all lit up by rail

Here intimacy is redefined and it is

were built in walls covered with white

you also have once again, a privileged

subject to either loneliness or the closing

rectangular bevelled tiles, in the style of

view onto the garden and the outside of

of the wooden venetian blinds. In

those in old metro stations so to convey

the house.

exchange, the room offers a joyful sight

some urban feeling to the space. Just before coming full circle around the

directly into the garden, natural light and a marvellous sense of spatial openness.

Walking across the bedroom, the

garden and returning to the entrance

wooden flooring guides us to the

hall, the visitor might want to use the

The elongated rectangular shape that

opposite side of the house, and this

toilet: Behind a sliding door, and covered

defines the bathroom it is laid out

vaguely varnished oak corridor, towards

in handmade clay enamelled tiles, the

symmetrically so to offer two toilet

its end, turns itself into a desk, due

courtesy toilet stands as the hidden

seats and two independent vanity tops

to the change in the floor level that

“green” jewel of the house.

separated by an enormous common

once again is caved in the foundations

shower tray over which an oversized

of the building so to create a lower

Looking directly into the interior garden

ceiling mounted shower sprinkler

and enclosed home office area and

you can wash your hands in a slender

promises to pour down like rain.

entertainment room.

pedestal sink with a slim stainless steel

At the back end of the tray, a framed

The whiteness of the enveloping walls it’s

nickel push button blends in with a wall

concrete bench hosts a set of designer

here interrupted by a plane sheeted in

size mirror in the back which allows

stainless steel shower taps while running

corten steel that add depth and texture

for a brief make up retouch, but most

past the glass partitions at each side of

to the room while chromatically relating

importantly, one that brings into the

the shower to turn itself in to a vanity

to the handmade sofas with leather

interior of the room all the freshness and

top. Over this portion, bowl shaped

seats and grey wool backs installed over

shades of green that make this house

porcelain sinks (Roca), slim sophisticated

wooden pallets with wheels.

a comfortable refuge and a wild urban

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floor tap (Muse – Catalano). Its recessed

taps and a set of mirrors hanging from


the ceiling virtually floating against the

Little more can this room ask for but a

green background. The suspended toilet

couple of abstract paintings, if we take

Architects: Egue y Seta

seats and its recessed push buttons

into consideration that while sitting here,

Photographs: Victor Hugo

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JIS Europe Ltd are proud to present the Sussex Range of Stainless Steel Towel Rails. We first introduced the Sussex Range to the market in 1998 and at that time although there were ladder rails on the market we were unique in that the rails were manufactured from 100% Stainless Steel. Where we led, others followed, however being the forerunners has given us the experience and ultimately quality control over this exceptional material. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and manufactured from over 90% recyclable material. It will not rust, flake or corrode. It is the ecological, durable choice and can be used in all systems including open systems. We offer three formats of rail throughout our Range: Electric, dual fuel and central heating only. We are also able to offer both polished and satin finishes thereby giving you the ultimate flexibility

within your heating as well as visual requirements. The cornerstones of our business are quality, stock holding and ultimately, customer service. The three work hand in hand. We offer an extensive range of sizes and accessories, and constantly strive to bring new and interesting product to the market, whilst always marrying practicality and durability with design aesthetic. We have always maintained a policy of stockholding and all orders are dispatched for next day delivery when ordered before midday. This added to our extensive product range, only goes to further improve the service we are able to offer. Our staff are first and foremost friendly, polite and efficient. Furthermore they are knowledgeable and able to deal with

your queries. We do not operate call waiting systems and there will always be a willing and friendly person on the other end of the line ready to assist you. We have a large selection of gallery shots, showing the visual diversity of our rails, on our website Comfortable in both a modern and contemporary bathroom as well as the traditional. We think you will be impressed by the diversity of the images shown. Please do visit. We are confident you will be happy with your purchase and are pleased to offer a 25 year guarantee. Should you wish any further details, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01444 831200 or

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Mermaid Mermaid Panels, Panels, the the leading leading brand brand of of waterproof waterproof wall wall panel panel systems systems in in the the UK UK has has been been established established for for 30 30 years, years, and and with with this this heritage, heritage, they they believe believe they they have have created created the the ultimate ultimate waterproof waterproof panel, panel, aa product product that that fulfils fulfils all all the the requirements requirements of of tiles, tiles, but but with with none none of of the the stress. stress.

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The The new new collection collection has has aa panel panel decor decor perfect perfect for for any any bathroom, bathroom, including including the the innovative innovative new new acrylicolour acrylicolour products. products. Whatever Whatever your your chosen chosen style, style, Mermaid Mermaid have have aa design design and and material material surface surface perfect perfect for for any any bathroom, bathroom, leaving leaving you you able able to to design design and and create create the the ideal ideal space. space. Mermaid’s Mermaid’s panel panel systems systems are are not not just just for for the the home home and and the the bathroom bathroom -- they they are are ideal ideal for for aa number number of of architectural architectural and and commercial commercial applications applications and and have have been been used used in in jobs jobs such such as as Gleneagles Gleneagles Hotel, Hotel, The The National National Gallery, Gallery, London, London, and and the the University University of of Cambridge. Cambridge. The The key key benefits benefits of of the the product product compared compared to to bathroom bathroom tiles tiles are are simple: simple:

Saving Saving -- on on average average laminated laminated panels panels will will be be 25% 25% cheaper cheaper than than installing installing tiles. tiles. This This is is mainly mainly because because Mermaid Mermaid panels panels do do not not require require aa specialist specialist tile tile fitter. fitter. In In addition, addition, Mermaid Mermaid panels panels last last much much longer longer than than tiles, tiles, further further saving saving on on the the full full life life cost. cost. No No Mould Mould -- There’s There’s no no grout grout used used with with Mermaid Mermaid panels, panels, so so in in the the long long run run that that means means no no mould. mould. This This makes makes the the panels panels easier easier to to clean, clean, and and keeps keeps them them looking looking great great for for years years to to come, come, we we even even provide provide aa cleaning cleaning pack pack with with our our kits kits to to help. help.


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Still Still based based near near to to its its original original location location of of Grimsby, Grimsby, Mermaid Mermaid were were the the pioneers pioneers in in panel panel development development within within the the UK UK market market and and have have continued continued this this investment investment with with specific specific focus focus on on brand, brand, technological technological and and design design differentiation, differentiation, all all supported supported by by aa world world class class UK UK based based manufacturing manufacturing operation operation and and logistics logistics structure structure ensuring ensuring that that service service levels levels are are maintained maintained to to aa high high standard. standard.






Seamless Integration The Built-in series minimises gaps through heavy-duty inline hinges and adjustable doors enabling minimal 4mm gaps to create consistent lines throughout your kitchen. The series fits flush with cabinetry to minimise disruption and deliver design freedom through stainless or custom panel options.

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The spacious 900mm French Door fridges are designed for family life, with double doors for easy access to uninterrupted fridge space.

1. Seamless Integration The Built-in series minimises gaps through heavy-duty inline hinges and adjustable doors enabling minimal 4mm gaps to create consistent lines throughout your kitchen. The series fits flush with cabinetry to minimise deliver design freedom through Fresherdisruption Food for and Longer stainless or custom panel options. ActiveSmart™ foodcare helps keep your food fresher

2. Sized to Suit

for longer by constantly monitoring how you use your

The adapting spacious 900mm French Door fridges are designed fridge and to maintain a controlled environment for family life, with double doors for easy access to and optimum temperature. uninterrupted fridge space. 3. Fresher Food for Longer ActiveSmartTM foodcare helps keep your food fresher for longer by constantly monitoring how you use Easy Cleaning your fridge and adapting to maintain a controlled environment and optimum temperature. Removable, spill-safe cantilevered glass shelves are designed

4. Easy Cleaning

to contain drips and spills that can be simply wiped away, while leaving the interior walls completely smooth and Removable, spill-safe cantilevered glass shelves areeasy

designed contain drips andstainless spills thatsteel can doors be simply to clean. Storageto bins and EZkleen just away, leaving the interior walls completely need a wiped wipe to keepwhile spotless. smooth and easy to clean. Storage bins and EZkleen stainless steel doors just need a wipe to keep spotless. 5. Flexible Living FlexibleThese Living fridges adapt to suit your lifestyle by

streamlining food preparation and organisation with

These fridges adaptcontrols, to suit your lifestyle by streamlining SmartTouch flexible shelving and storage

food preparation and organisation with SmartTouch controls, options, and slide out bins and trays. In Ice and Water

the water filter options, is easily accessible flexible models shelving and storage and slide for outquick bins cleaning replacement. Crisp LED lighting and trays. In Ice or and Water models the water filterinisalleasily

compartments lights up all the shelves, bins and trays.

accessible for quick cleaning or replacement. Crisp LED lighting6.inEfficient all compartments lights up all the shelves, bins and trays.

These ActiveSmartTM fridges intelligently adapt to daily use to help save energy, cooling and defrosting only when they need to without compromising on foodcare. Efficient

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These ActiveSmart™ fridges intelligently adapt to daily use to help save energy, cooling and defrosting only when they need to without compromising on foodcare.

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Minimal 4mm gaps now surround your fridge, either in real stainless steel or seamlessly integrated into your kitchen cabinetry. With flush-fit design the new Slide-In range fits easily into existing kitchen spaces allowing a smooth, clean look to your dream kitchen. Model shown RS90AU1 + RD90U




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NeoLith Latest News Neolith’s Sintered Compact Surface Available in 14 Full-Body Colors and 30 Digital Designs Neolith, a brand of all-natural, premium sintered compact surfaces for kitchen and bathroom worktops, flooring, interior wall cladding applications and exterior facades, has extended its Collections to include 30 stone, wood and metal decors enhanced with Neolith Digital Design (NDD) printing. Together with 14 full-body colours Neolith provides architects and designers with a comprehensive offering of ontrend designs combined with the inherent strength of sintered compact surfaces.

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Neolith comes in 14 full-body colours, which carry the colour and pattern through the entire thickness of the slab. From bright orange, green and blue, to deep browns and stone-inspired grays, such models are ideal for thin worktops with no stylistic need for mitering. Neolith slabs created with NDD are a great option for creating elaborated details and sleek designs. NDD is Neolith’s innovative digital decoration technology that prints intricate designs onto the Neolith product, allowing for previously unseen design possibilities and new finishes. The design options are endless, ranging from the industrial shine of the Iron collection to the detailed woodgrain design of Timber, and are virtually indistinguishable from their natural counterparts. Also used for the Classtone collection, NDD gives Neolith’s signature slabs the aesthetic quality and realistic look of marble with the added strength and dependability of a sintered compact surface. A large selection of the NEOLITH product range in 12 and 6mm thicknesses are available through their UK South of England distributor QF Distribution Ltd.

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Based in Mantova, Italy, Novellini is

Custom :is an advanced design of

now the World’s largest independent

shower trays that can be recessed

producer and manufacturer of

flush-to-floor for level access or can

shower enclosures, trays, wet-rooms,

equally be surface mounted with a low

steam cabins, baths, whirlpools and

35mm profile. Custom is available in five


finishes, a fully certified anti-slip and can even be cut down to suit difficult

Novellini, in partnership with some

situations, such as boxed soil vent pipes.

of the World’s leading designers and architects, has introduced several

In recent years Novellini has developed

products into the UK bathroom market

the UK’s leading Wetroom and tanking

specifically designed to offer space

product, with solutions to suit both

saving solutions.

timber and concrete installations.

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The Novellini Wetroom systems allow Young: shower doors appeals to

designers to create uncluttered,

the exacting consumer and creative

low-maintenance, spacious, level

bathroom designer alike. Young is a

access and fully tiled shower spaces

frameless design and offers several

for both domestic and commercial

solutions, from stock, to get around


some of the awkward spaces that modern bathroom designs often

We supply our products within 72hr

present; in addition Novellini offers a

nationwide via our merchant partners;

bespoke service that means special

please visit our website for more details:

angled cut panels and short wall for brochures and

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New YOUNG collection from Novellini. Designed and manufactured in Italy. All Young 1BS bi-folding screens come with rise and fall metal hinges, double seals and chrome optional anti-splash trim for a secondary seal. Equally suited for tray and tiled floor installations . *Available nationwide

Handcrafted Shaker cock bead in-frame solid MDF kitchen.

The Cupboard Door Company specialises in the manufacture of one-piece construction, quality shaker panelled cupboard doors: • • • • • • •

Complete kitchens manufacturer Solid one-piece traditional lay-on doors Appearance of a true five-piece door Cock bead or square Raw, primed or painted Framed systems MDF accessories

Established supplier to kitchen, bedroom and bathroom trade professionals including retail showrooms, fitters, joiners, designers and other manufacturers across the UK. Free general product sample pack for new customers (pay carriage only). Trade enquiries: Contact Us e: t: 01323 899944 No joints, no cracking, no warping!

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Leading bathroom solutions provider, Ideal Standard, has launched its revolutionary AquaBlade toilet system, with superior flushing performance, even at low water volumes. Its innovative ‘Microslot’ technology creates a cascading wall of water from the top of the toilet bowl, with two powerful plumes to energise the flush, with optimum water flow keeping the bowl immaculately clean.

It is surprisingly quiet because all the flows are streamlined with the bowl surfaces, reducing turbulence. Its beautifully smooth design greatly reduces splashing, with fewer bacteria particles released into the air upon flushing – and with no overhanging rim, all surfaces are exposed, making it easier to clean.

Keith Boad, Ideal Standard’s Managing Director, said: “AquaBlade not only offers best in class flushing performance, but outstanding aesthetics – it embodies everything we stand for.” Ideal Standard’s exclusive and patented AquaBlade technology is available across close-coupled, wall-hung and back-to-wall WCs.

NYMAS – Accessibility with Style NYMAS manufactures complete accessible washroom sets, and an extensive range of grab rails, shower seats and washroom accessories to cover the requirements of buyers, specifiers and end users in all sectors of the market. NymaCARE – Safe, durable and attractive; formulated specifically for high use public environments and ideally suited to hospitals, public amenities, mental health units and nursing homes. NymaGUARD – An exclusive range of ant-bacterial washroom fittings and accessories. NymaSTYLE – Designed for hotels, private homes and health establishments where that aura of well-being is so important. Proving that good design and impeccable style can go hand in hand with accessibility and hygiene – beautifully. Find out more at or call 01642 717762

Contact phone: 01675 443450

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Ocean Kitchens was established in 2000 by myself, Martin Beech. With personal years of experience in planning, designing and fitting kitchens, Ocean kitchens has grown to be a well-established kitchen company with the expansion of experienced team members to share my passion. With so much joint knowledge in the kitchen and bedroom field you can be confident in knowing that your home is in safe working hands.

Pathbreaking Example At GGT Permanent Exhibition At Iserlohn Barrier-Free Multi-Generation Bathroom For Comfort In All Life Situations The bathroom is one of the most

This also includes the frequently quoted

Apart from highest functionality, this

important rooms of a house: every

barrier-free accessibility which ideally

subject also requires an agreeable

day begins and ends there, and it is

is realized in such a way that it does

ambience in which one simply feels

the place to which we retire for the

not impair the visual overall impression

good. For satisfying this great demand,

personal moments of life. Against

but is discreetly integrated without

ceramic tiles of Agrob Buchtal in the

this background, the significance of

stigmatization and without associations

form of the series EMOTION were chosen

terms like multi-generation bathroom

of frailty, illness, senility or the like.

for good reasons.

increased. In simple words, these terms

The permanent exhibition “Forum for

This collection was universally used at

stand for products, concepts and services

the Generations“ of GGT (Deutsche

Iserlohn both on the wall and on the

which are not aimed at certain age

Gesellschaft für Gerontotechnik) at

floor and thus decisively characterizes

groups, phases of life or culture areas.

Iserlohn shows how this can be achieved

the room. The name of the series says it

in practice. By the co-operation of the

all: earthy, stony sources of inspiration

In short: solutions that are universal in

two brands Agrob Buchtal and Schlüter-

formed the basis at the development of

the best sense of the word and can be

Systems, a pathbreaking example

EMOTION, which were subtly interpreted

used by a multitude of persons without

was created there which permits the

and translated into visually and

great adaptation, but at the same time

visitor to experience a barrier-free

haptically attractive ceramic tiles.

offer a high degree of individuality,

multi-generation bathroom in a future-

usefulness and comfort.

oriented design with its eyes, hands and

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or Universal Design has considerably


The result are expressive surfaces

variably usable waterproofing system

which are available in several variations

with elegant line drainage. Another

and slip resistances and - nomen est

variant of the line drainage is used at the

omen - create an emotionally agreeable

washbasin: it has a linear drainage with

ambience. This not only offers appealing

a so-called covering carrier on which

design options, but also facilitates the

the tiles of the series EMOTION are laid.

visually attractive and at the same time

Despite its very generous dimensions,

functional realization of the elementary

the washbasin conveys an elegant

factor of slip resistance - according to the

and filigree impression. If necessary,

personal safety requirements and even

it is possible to drive under it with a

differentiated for individual utilization

wheelchair, thus offering maximum

zones inside the bathroom.

comfort for persons with and without physical handicap.

An essential element of a comfortable barrier-free multi-generation bathroom is

The skilful co-operation of the two brands

a floor-level shower. For this, the relevant

also becomes apparent at the shelf to

DIN standard 18040 for barrier-free

the left of the washbasin, the WC front-

building stipulates minimum dimensions

wall installation as well as the storage

of 120 x 120 cm and 150 x 150 cm

surfaces and seatings: the constructional

respectively in case of utilization with

components of these elements are

a wheelchair. These specifications are

the KERDI-BOARD building board and

complied with just as generous spaces

Schl端ter profiles as primary product of

between the shower, the toilet and the

this brand. Tiles of the series EMOTION


serve as tailor-made and aesthetic ceramic covering of these surfaces.

Slip-resistant floor tiles and appealingly corresponding wall tiles of the series

Special highlight: the temperature of

EMOTION create a stylish ambience in the

the seating or reclining area next to the

shower area, which is functional and safe

washbasin can be controlled. In this

at the same time. In addition to the slip-

way, supposedly cold tiles turn into a

resistant tiles, this is ensured by solutions

comforting wellness zone, which can

of Schl端ter-Systems: SHOWERPROFILE-

be used for recreative hours of leisure,

WS with semi-circular sealing lip as

for dressing or as seating during the

discreet shower door bottom seal

personal hygiene and foot care with the

preventing the running out of water and

hand shower installed within reach.

KERDI-LINE as proven and extremely

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The entire floor is also barrier-free: there

which can be finely dosed and controlled,

According to the German association

are no thresholds or other obstacles on it,

if desired even by smartphone or tablet

for consumer research (Gesellschaft

and its temperature can also be controlled

PC via a specially developed App. Thus, it

f端r Konsumforschung - GfK), almost 12

in the same way. The electrically operated

is not always necessary to switch on the

million house owners in Germany are

Schl端ter-System DITRA-HEAT-E with

main lighting, but one can vary, depending

planning the implementation of concrete

patented DITRA uncoupling technology

on the time of day, the utilization or

modernizations until 2016.

lies directly under the floor tiles of the

the mood. These effects are perfectly

series EMOTION. Thus, it takes only a short

emphasized by the chosen Agrob Buchtal

With 37.8 % of the planned building

time until the tiles release comforting


measures, the sector of bathrooms and sanitary areas clearly ranks first, and great

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radiant heat all over the surface - without disturbing air draught which may occur in

As already mentioned, the series EMOTION

importance is attached to the aspects of

the case of conventional radiators.

is available in several surface versions.

barrier-free construction, multi-generation

The range extends from the silky look of

bathroom and Universal Design. The GGT

Last but not least, light is an important

ground slabs of stone to textures which

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Hurlingham the bath company prides itself on combining the most innovative of designs with the most traditional of materials. Choose from a selection of Cast Iron, Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel or Marble to complete your perfect bathroom. We offer a unique bespoke service which allows you to personalise your bath with individual paint and stencil choices, material surrounds or even with luxurious Gold or Copper leaf.

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An integral and essential element to these properties are their large Box Sash windows, allowing wonderful light & colours into the home, the vertical operation allows shutters & blinds to operate unimpeded and when open a little at both top and bottom they provide unrivalled convection ventilation.

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powdercoated aluminium-ceilinged portico, which continues into the lobby.

SOM designed its first project in Bahrain, the United Gulf Bank, nearly 30 years ago. At the Four Seasons Hotel, the stakes were particularly high – to design an iconic waterfront hotel on a prominent 432,000m2 plot, known as Bahrain Bay, that didn’t yet exist.

The impact of the 200m tall tower is softened by a series of pavilions for the spa and conference facilities on either side, as well as a Mediterranean-style garden planted with olive trees and wild flowers.

Commissioned by Signature Hotels Management Company SPC, the project began in 2004 with a masterplan for reclaimed land arranged from the mainland in concentric circles – with the Four Seasons Hotel at the heart of the plan. It’s situated on its own private 12-acre island accessible by bridge or boat. Behr explained: “The building’s design is informed by the need to make it striking on an urban scale, yet intimate for guests so it feels like a resort. “It is a very strong design when you look at it in the Bahrain skyline because it is so simple. The concrete clad piers and walls are very dominant. It makes a statement, it’s a kind of gateway to the city,” said Behr. With a skypod restaurant suspended at the top of the building, the guest bedrooms in the middle and the lobby at the bottom, the tower’s base feels the most resort-like thanks to clever landscaping. Interesting textures and patterning on the concrete walls, as well as the limestone-clad podium, create an earthy, natural finish. The entrance appears more futuristic through the addition of an external bronze

Each bedroom has full-height windows overlooking the bays, while aluminium panels throughout the building visually connect the disparate levels. In all, as Behr explained, The Four Seasons Hotel was a very important project to get built: “With all the difficulties Bahrain went through as a result of the global economic crisis, many projects got cancelled. This is the first major project since, and has kickstarted a new wave of development.” Lead engineer Roland Jungbluth, from façade contractor Jungbluth Alu Partners (JAP), selected Reynaers’ aluminium systems because “the company has a long-standing good relationship with Reynaers and the service is very proactive”. JAP is a specialist façade company that provides technical solutions for the external building envelope in the fields of design, engineering, work management and construction. It is known for its cost-effective and flexible methods, including erecting onsite factories for each project. The company has completed projects all over the world including the 300m Aspire Tower in Doha, the Qatar National Convention Centre and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, all in partnership with Reynaers.

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SOM’s 273-bedroom hotel opens up a new world of luxury in Manama and is already being heralded as one of the most iconic buildings to punctuate its changing skyline. By using Reynaers’ quality systems, the Four Seasons Hotel will not only inspire a new age of development in Bahrain, but will also stand the test of time.

we hope this project is part of the legacy, and that it leads to other projects like it.”

In all forms of new and refurbished building construction, Specifiers today are seeking to reduce window frame sight lines to increase light transmittance. Aluprof, one of Europe's leading systems companies, have designed a system with the slimmest of sight lines, the new 'MB Slimline' system. With a fixed light and opening light aluminium face width of just 32.5mm Aluprof’s new ‘MB Slimline’ window offers both good looks and high thermal performance - something steel window systems cannot offer. U values of below 1.00 are achievable, as the new system will accept both double and triple glazing options coupled with aluminium profiles which use wide polyamide thermal break. With a wide range of profiles available, the ‘MB Slimline’ system can offer high inertia ratings and slim, deep profiles, offering the specifier the ability to use the system in any large, or small, window spaces. Ideally suited to both new and replacement projects, in both residential and commercial environments, where slim lines are crucial to the aesthetic appearance of the building, the ‘MB Slimline’ system offers a complete solution. ‘MB Slimline’ is further proof of Aluprof’s innovative approach to fenestration solutions, establishing itself as one of Europe's leading systems companies. The new system joins a wide portfolio of aluminium systems which includes curtain wall systems, doors windows and high performance aluminium fire rated systems. Aluprof UK head office and extensive distribution centre is located in Altrincham, Cheshire. Aluprof systems increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies, to ensure each fabricated product meets Aluprof exacting standards. Further information is available on our company’s website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof on 0161 941 4005.

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Yazgan Design Wins The 'Innovative Use Of Color Award' At WAF 2015 Yazgan Design Architecture competed

innovation and strives to expand their

Signaling the entrance of the residential

as a finalist at the world renowned World

presence both locally and globally by

complex, the multi-leveled showroom

of Architecture Festival 2015 Awards

delivering exceptional design ideas and

displaying the mock-up apartments, is

with four projects in Singapore on

solutions to their clients.

designed with its contours sitting parallel

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November 4th-6th. Nominated from the

to the inclined topography.

group of 340 finalists, the ONS INCEK

ONS INCEK Residences Showroom &

Showroom and Sales Office Project,

Sales Office

won the Innovative Use of Color Award

Artfully placed in 45,000m2 of manicured

at the World Architecture Festival. With

landscape, 'ONS INCEK' is a luxury

this addition to their list of awards and

residential project consisting 3 colorful

accolades, Yazgan Design continues

towers containing 992 residences.

to show their commitment to design

Located under the central atrium, the large model of the residential complex is at the focal point of the showroom.

The interior of the showroom is

Each tower facade is also wrapped

including ramps, stairs and elevators,

enveloped with a numerous amount

with glass panels. The colors of the

the visitors are able to move with ease

of repetitive vertical colored glass

glass panels are the same colors used

throughout the free space interior. The

panels. With its multi-leveled, exposed

in the towers, visually connecting the

private offices are located on the top

concrete structure, the showroom is

showroom to the residential complex.

floor, while the residential complex

predominantly a medium grey color.

models and sales associates are located

This creates a unified background for

The three primary colors used were a

at the ground level. At the basement

the color of the glass panels to be more

turquoise blue, a warm green and deep

level, the three fully furnished mock-ups

accentuated and visible from a distance.

yellow. A gradient of these colors was

of the apartments are displayed.

Color is also of great importance to the

then created to move the eye along the

overall design intent of the project as a

contours of the building.


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With varying modes of circulation,

Project Location: Incek, Ankara, Turkey Client: ONS Inc. Project Date: 2013 Construction Date: 2014 Total Construction Area: 1.850 m² Architectural Project: Yazgan Design Architecture Landscape Project: Yazgan Design Architecture Structural Project: Aydın Pelin - Can Binzet Engineering Mechanical Project: SF Engineering Electrical Project: Yurdakul Engineering Fire Safety Project: Karina Design Consultancy

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Photographs: Yunus Özkazanç 2015

As the colored glass moves around

performance element creating visual

time and the orientation of the sun. The

the façade, the gradient moves from

movement around the building. This

landscape is designed as layered ripples

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movement is not only created by the

that descend while following the natural

cool colors as the building form moves

color and size of the glass panels, but

topography, as if originating from the

upward with the topography. The

the shadows that are cast. The mat

central amenities complex. The design

longest panels are ten meters in length,

colored glass panels can also be used as

creates a large number of individual

warm in color, and signify the dramatic

a signaling element.

gardens containing a wide variety of

dip in topography. The shortest panels

plants indigenous to Ankara, Turkey.

are cool colored and help to signal the

While the colored panels are muted

entrance to the building.

when is shadow, they are much brighter

Yazgan Design Architecture

in color when exposed to the sun. The

Photo credit: Yunus Özkazanç

With the variety of colors and lengths

shadows that the panels cast within

of the glass panels, color becomes a

the space, also signal the passage of

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centre in this traditional seaport on the Baltic Sea. The

The Concert Hall can also

its amber-coloured glazing

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“Great Amber’s” connection to

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Levato Mono porcelain paver system from The Deck Tile Co. has ‘great innovation’ written all over it!

By combining hi-tech porcelain pavers with clever, yet simple slope correcting and height adjustable supports, it is now possible to create incredible outdoor spaces with so much thought given to design. The Levato support system is designed to counter most exterior sub-surfaces including single ply and other delicate waterproofing materials and it’s flexibility means it can deal with the most extreme inclines to enable level surfaces.

Levato Mono porcelain pavers with so many finishes available and such unrivalled benefits - this system is not to be ignored. High Slip resistance; High load bearing; Very low maintenance-eternal finish; stain and fade resistant; height adjustment from 9mm up to 550mm; UK stock (2/3 day turnaround); Lightweight, raised access – hidden services. The Deck Tile Co.’s design & installation team extends our services to ensure correct and satisfactorily completed projects and we offer top level of assistance to any Clients in need, from Architects or any Specifiers to

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Main Contractors. Our technical knowledge is vast due to many 1000’s metres under our belts – we (usually) have all the answers ! Now installed in Jamie’s Italian Brighton, JD Wetherspoon Teignmouth, Bristol Airport East terminal Extension, London Zoo, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Clare College Cambridge, Batsford Arboretum as well as many private residences too. All of these Clients were looking for a solution for their projects, some simple and some very complex indeed but due to the flexibility of the system we were able to produce excellent results for all.

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Remmers Flooring Systems Installed at Distribution Centre A selection of Remmers flooring systems have been installed at the new Food Distribution Centre for Pallas Foods (now part of Sysco) in North County Dublin. The new €45m facility includes two warehouse areas totalling 33,000 sq.m half of which is dedicated to refrigerated storage areas as well as 2,500 sq.m. of high specification office space. Over 3000m2 of Remmers flooring materials were used in the facility including Remmers Crete RT, a heavy duty polyurethane screed, to the refrigerated storage areas.

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Bergo tiles - functional flooring for outdoors and demanding environments. Bring Swedish style to your home … • Patios, Balconies & Roof terraces • Garage floors • Swimming pool surrounds • Tennis courts • Home play and games areas

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Remmers Ceramix coloured quartz was applied to the canteen and wash room areas, and Remmers Floormix aggregate was incorporated as a binder to our Epoxy CR Color, a chemical resistant coating which was required for the vehicle maintenance and battery charge areas.

GroundTherm have worked in the renewable energy industry since 1999, designing and installing GSHP, ASHP, Under Floor Heating, Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) and Solar Thermal systems.

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GroundTherm specialise in providing comprehensive solutions for architects - taking care of renewable energy installations from start to finish, managing the process completely and liaising closely in partnership with all parties to achieve optimal results. Here GroundTherm’s Andrew Louth explains that he and architects have more in common than you may think - as the key to effective application is design.

Design is key When designing a building, efficiency, visual appeal and liveability are all front of mind. When focusing on energy efficiency, it’s useful to think of a property as a Formula One car – requiring a perfect blend of design and functionality. A performance car needs meticulous attention to detail for each element to work well to produce overall success - and the same applies for renewable heating. Although renewable energy systems and innovative design don’t appear to go hand-in-hand on the outset, they are in fact intrinsically linked, with the success of the installation depending on both being properly executed. Their symbiotic relationship allows architects to achieve green objectives whilst maintaining aesthetic appeal and keeping to project deadlines. Together the two work cohesively, just as performance cars need streamlined design with a powerful engine to excel.

The devil’s in the detail For a renewable heating system incorporating ground or air source to work optimally, the design of the installation needs to be meticulously planned and executed in line with the overall goals desired. The sizing of the heat pump, buffer tank and hot water cylinder are the key to the capacity of the system - especially the duty cycling of the heat pump, as insufficient capacity will affect the absorber and ground temperatures resulting in higher electricity bills. Newly-built, highly-efficient buildings are based on w/m2 and kw/h running time – meaning the sizing of the absorber is dependent on the thermal conductivity.

Ground source heat is derived from the earlier concept of refrigeration – effectively the same process in reverse. With this in mind it’s inevitable that the fabric of the building and heat losses also become important considerations when calculating of the volumetric capacity of the absorber, ensuring it is sized to the peak loading of heating and hot water demand. This is dependent on the external temperatures and ground temperature – so it’s also necessary to confirm the geology of the ground with a British Geological Survey carried out by a trained Geologist.

Get it right – first time We always accurately size and design the system using heat loss calculations, thermal bridging, and thermo-geology for the absorber sizing to perfectly suit the client’s needs as part of our process. Working closely with architects, developers, project managers and clients to get best of the system has many benefits for all involved – and often brings down the cost of materials though forward planning - just like a Formula One team mechanic works with the engineers, designers and driver to achieve optimum results. Some of our work involves repairing and re-designing installed systems - normally though insurance companies or direct clients who have high electricity bills – intervention is often needed due to poor design and installation. Remedial work can be disruptive and costly – which is why getting it right is so very important.

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UK ELECTRIC HEATING SPECIALISTS INTRODUCE A 10 ZONE WI-FI THERMOSTAT OPERATED BY SMARTPHONE, TABLET AND PC ! says Chandru Ray. “With these wireless controls you can control the heat in various areas of the home or office remotely – it’s deceptively simple.” “To give another example, says Ray, operators of a small 10 bedroom hotel will be able to control the temperature of each bedroom remotely from the reception desk as required according to customer’s needs”. To see more about the Ecolec product range and the new smart controller – click onto or call the company on 01902 457575.

Renowned for innovative electric heating solutions, Ecolec has launched its novel design solution – Ecolec Multizone – a new wireless, remotely controlled Smart Controller – using a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone – that allows you to control temperature and heating in up to 10 separate zones within your home or office with absolute precision.

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You simply need to log in to a home or office Ecolec heating system via the internet to check the air temperature in any zone or room to make the program changes necessary. This system offers unique levels of flexibility for controlling a heating system remotely. The Ecolec Multiple Zone Gateway is connected via a network cable to a home or office internet router. Programming and control is then available using a PC, tablet, or mobile device with a PC app, browser or mobile app via the internet. The signals between the Gateway, thermostats and heaters are all wireless. Wireless signals between the gateway and each zone’s thermostats and radiators communicate at 433 mHz. “In many applications – particularly in new and refurbished apartment blocks, electric heating is far preferable to wet heating systems and far less expensive to install,”

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AEROPAC from SIEGENIA - removing the barriers to residential ventilation

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As thermal insulation and air-tightness improve thanks to housing projects which focus on driving up energy efficiency, the need for effective ventilation solutions has never been greater. This is especially the case when you consider how many of Britain’s homes are located in noisy urban areas where windows often remain closed in a bid to cut down noise pollution. With current legislation, controlled ventilation ordinarily means extract fans in bathrooms and kitchens and trickle vents on windows. However this is insufficient given the high standard of air tightness in modern homes. Centralised ventilation systems are technically excellent, but deploying these on a wide scale would prove much more of a challenge. Smart thinking holds the key SIEGENIA’s AEROPAC wall-mounted ventilator offers a convenient, costeffective alternative. The easy-to-fit, stand-alone ventilation units can be

installed in as little as 45 minutes with just an 80mm hole through the wall and an electrical connection. This simple installation process makes the unit suitable both for new build and retrofit markets. The AEROPAC offers multiple benefits for end users: most notably, improving air quality on a 24-hour constant timer thus eliminates the security risk of leaving windows open and maintains a quiet environment. It does this by incorporating a clever sound insulation barrier to offer an ‘acoustic vent’, making this an attractive proposition for properties set in noisy environments, such as near flight paths or train lines. Moreover, its sound absorption and low inherent noise (LPA = 24 dB (A)) mean it is suitable for use in bedrooms and can be kept on overnight without disturbing the user’s sleep. The air throughput of the AEROPAC can be conveniently set at different levels via the LCD display on the front. There is no compromise on energy efficiency

either, with the units using just 5W at 60 m3/h. Allergy sufferers also benefit as the AEROPAC’s filter can be upgraded to a 99% pollen-free filter for greater comfort during high pollen months. Finally, there are no major maintenance headaches further down the line as these stand-alone units require no ducting nor any of the costly cleaning associated with this. The only maintenance required is a change of filter when the unit’s LCD display indicates to do so. The front panel of the ventilator can be opened by hand and the use of filter cassettes means that the filter can be changed quickly and conveniently without any tools. The great thing for UK specifiers is that, whilst these ventilation units may be relatively new to the UK, they have already proved themselves in more than 100,000 installations across Europe. That means risk-free specification. To find out more visit



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Quarry Theatre At St Luke's Foster Wilson
Architects The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s has

centre, while the land at the rear adjoins

of house facilities, offices and a studio,

been created from a redundant listed

the School site.

and the addition of a new foyer and

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Moravian church and Minister’s House

backstage extension at the rear. The

to create a new performing arts

The completed project has involved the

new foyer wraps around the apsidal wall

centre for BedfordSchool and the local

conversion of the chapel into a 300 seat

to the original chancel and a curved

community. The front of the church site

galleried courtyard theatre, restoration

wall of glass provides views over the

faces onto St Peter’s Street, in the town

of the Minister’s House to provide front

secluded gardens of the old churchyard.

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The theatre is a flat-floored flexible

area, and two levels of new galleries have

throughout the original buildings, while

studio space created by inserting a new

been inserted at the sides, together with

the original exterior brickwork to the

steel structure within the volume of

high level suspensions for scenery and

chancel is exposed in the new foyer

the existing church, which allows the

stage lighting.

and matched by fair-faced brick in the

existing interior features to read through.

new work. New oak flooring and joinery

The existing balcony is re- tained but

Original materials have been retained

is used to unify the new and the old

extended forward and re-tiered, to

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The Herman Miller Collection For many, the company Herman Miller is synonymous with the office – in particular the ground-breaking Aeron chair which changed the face of office seating when it was launched in 1994, and continues to roll off the production line at a rate of one every 17 seconds. While Aeron was unique in many ways, the approach to its design was far from revolutionary. The ground work began with the first Director of Design for Herman Miller, George Nelson who held the position from 1946 to 1972. During his tenure, George Nelson defined a set of principles that have guided the company ever since: what we make is important; design is an integral part of the business; the product must be honest; we decide what we make; there is a market for good design.

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Putting this philosophy into action, Nelson launched the Herman Miller

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Collection in 1948 which he described as ‘a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.’ The Herman Miller Collection has been through various iterations since its inception, but a key element is the continual showcase of designers who share the company’s values and attitudes. With that in mind the current Collection presents updated archival pieces alongside new designs from today’s top talent – bridging Herman Miller’s past, present and future. You’ll find designs from the 1940s onwards juxtaposed with pieces from the present day – seen together in every environment, these designs, whether they are by Isamu Noguchi, Ward Bennett or BassamFellows, all speak the same language, and all reflect those design principles set out by George Nelson.

Each piece in the Herman Miller Collection requires a delicate balance between craft and industrial process. The Collection uses the latest technology and newest materials available, but it remains grounded in the quality and value produced by the thoughtfulness, and individual human touches of the workers who assemble many of its pieces by hand. Alongside this are the materials used for each product. State-of-the-art textiles build on decades of learning and investigation, with carefully chosen materials that use new processes or embrace the ties to our design heritage. Whether it is the designer, production or materials, each offering serves the product and the user while also innovatively exemplifying the Collection’s DNA: practical beauty.

At Herman Miller, we believe there is a market for good design. It is what has compelled us to create inventive, design-driven solutions to life’s everyday problems for over a century, and it continues to drive us in creating products that are as purposeful as they are beautiful.

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Fusiontables launch the new VINTAGE Collection. "Be Out of Time" The New Vintage collection is marked by a unique and easily recognisable style. A perfect mix between reclaimed wood timbers and a post-industrial metal frame. Sober and original, yet reverent and groundbreaking, the Vintage dining pool table provides class to any space through its perfect blend of chic and tradition. Old oak wooden floors have been sourced in rural Spain and recycled into beautiful vintage panels which are then married with old powder blue Iwan Simonis cloth. The result is stunning, inviting you to breathe the air of an old Brooklyn workplace or a typical 80's English pub without leaving your dining room.

Well known for their creativity, flexibility and know-how, Belgium-based Saluc is a world leader in the production and marketing of high quality billiard balls and associated products since 1923. 5 years ago Saluc decided that it was time for a new pool table concept, and working with the unusual mantra ‘something my wife will accept in the living room’, the Fusiontable was born. The Fusiontable is naturally based on the shape and dimensions of a traditional American pool table but offers it as a combination of a pool table and a very modern dining table. The sleek and light looking design of the Fusiontable creates a zen, elegant and lounge atmosphere through the combination of fun and socialisation, something that has never been said about a pool table before.

The ground-breaking tables also tackle the question of differentiated heights between pool tables and dining tables thanks to a patent pending Easy Lift System which enables users to raise the table within five seconds. And finally, you won’t need to sacrifice one room to house the table either. It won’t be tucked away in an unused corner or down in the dark basement, but it will become the centrepiece of your living room, an imperative feature in your family and your life. Fusiontables, Saluc sa, 2 rue de Tournai, 7604 Callenelle, Belgium

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At The London Tile and Mosaic Company, large format tiles have become the norm over the last decade. For all of us here, requests for a 90x90cm or 1mx1m size is nothing out of the ordinary. With the progression to 3mx1.5m sizes, what is out of the ordinary is the necessity to ascertain what a building's corridors are like, what width and height a stairwell or lift might be or whether there is a roof crane available before we can continue with a client's enquiry.

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The provision of sit-stand workstations across the UK is rapidly becoming common practice as the dangers associated with ‘oversitting’ become common knowledge. While sit/ stand puns are quickly exhausted, organisations continue to redefine their workplace strategies, prioritising worker wellbeing alongside cost efficiency in order to create happier, healthier, high performing office environments. The latest evolution of KI’s Work2 workstation range allows organisations to introduce the benefits of powered sit-stand workstations in a selective, cost-effective and practical way. Back-to-back workstations can be initially specified at fixed height, sitstand, or a blend of the two, offering the flexibility to accommodate any future reconfigurations. Changes can be made quickly and easily, one position at a time with minimal disruption to neighbouring positions. This flexibility gives companies the opportunity to not just spread the cost of this investment over time, it also allows thorough analysis of employee adoption of this new working style.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Work2 sit-stand range features the latest technology in powered sitstand actuator design with a built in obstruction sensor safety mechanism. It is available as a back-to-back, linked bench or single desk, making it suitable for multiple applications including open plan, executive suites and small meeting rooms. Its complete design cohesion with KI’s portfolio of screens, storage and third space systems, as well as Work2 cantilever benches, helps create a functional and aesthetically harmonious office landscape. KI Europe is a local manufacturer of high quality furniture for workplaces and educational institutions. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. KI Europe is headquartered in London and is part of one of the world's largest independent furniture manufacturing groups, KI (Krueger International, Inc.). Please visit the KI Europe website at or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.

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SHUGAA / Party / Space / Design

There is a new up and coming dessert bar

When the customer is sitting at the

in Ekamai, named “Shugaa�.

bar, they will see the polygon shaped wall which has been created from a

The Shugaa bar creates French style

special building technique and brings

delicate desserts by a Thai chef who has

an interesting dimension to the room. A

designed the creative menu. This menu,

rose gold lighting installation can also be

along with his plated desserts never fail

seen hanging along the ceiling wall and

to surprise and amaze the customers.

a spiral staircase connects the first zone

The concept of the interior design of Shugaa had been researched from the base of sugar which is formed by molecules and crystals. From standing outside, onlookers can see through the glass wall where there is polygon

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installation hanging near the front that is

to the next zone upstairs - this staircase is the highlight of the dessert room and was influenced by a sugar crystal. This was achieved by using the creative technique of arranging acrylic boxes along the spiral staircase which is now iconic of the Shugaa dessert bar.

inspired by sugar crystals. Wood has been

When customers walk to the second floor,

used in the design together with the

they will be amazed with view of dessert

colour mint green to make it feel warm

preparation from the chef. By stepping

and earthy. The design team have also

further into the final zone, there is the

added a dash of luxury by using a rose

private, quiet area that is ideal for having

gold colour and a marble counter bar.

dessert while reading and working. This

The first zone of the dessert room is designed for customers to sit and enjoy their dessert.

space can also be rearranged into a workshop area that is open for dessert and fondant crafting which is open to the community for those whom have the same passion in desserts as Shugaa does.

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SARACEN ‘PUSHES THE BOAT OUT’ FOR GRIP MEDIA Saracen Interiors has taken to the water for new client, digital agency and student finance expert, Grip Media. The leading workplace consultant has completed the refurbishment of a boat at Canary Wharf for the young agency, giving Grip Media a fully refurbished and branded space to house its growing team.

The fast-track, refurbishment project, completed within four weeks by Saracen Small Works division, included the adding of partitions, mending to the roof and floor areas and the replacement and repair of worn panels along with the installation of new fixtures and fittings and general refreshing and decoration throughout. The new office space now boasts a feature wall and a bar, complete with an eyecatching mural to reflect and complement the brand.

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Joint managing director of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page is delighted to have been involved in the company’s first venture away from dry land: “This has proven to be a real quirky project and one we have had great fun being involved in. Our Small Works division has an expert team who pride themselves on a truly flexible and creative approach when it comes to the smaller, fast-track projects and Grip Media’s project is a most welcome addition to the portfolio.” Owen Burek, joint owner of Grip Media comments: “Saracen took a considered approach to the brief to make sure all our

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Golden View Residence / Workshop AD

This project involved the redesign and

The project team diligently worked to

component was required to assess

completion of a partially constructed

understand the client’s lifestyle including

degrees of intervention and appropriate

house on the Upper Hillside

specific ritualistic cooking and food

repair and or replacement remedies.

in Anchorage, AK. Construction of the

preparation, entertaining demands, and

The elevated floor structure was built

underlying steel and wood structure

the desire for an increased awareness of

using steel beams, struts, and structural

had ceased for over five years resulting

their environment. The reconfiguration

insulated panels resting on beam bottom

in significant organizational and

resulted in a highly responsive dwelling.


to be resolved in order for the home to

When the project came to our office,

Steel columns support steel beams and

be completed. Programmatically, the

we were faced with numerous technical

open web wood roof joists. With the

existing organization presented several

challenges associated with a degraded

extreme temperature variations of this


structure exposed for an extended

northern climate, the steel members

period of time to the harsh Alaskan

presented extensive thermal bridging

elements. A thorough structural

issues. Steel connections, whether bolted

investigation and inventory of each

or welded, were inspected and repaired.

technical building issues that needed

Architects: Workshop AD Location: Anchorage, AK, USA Area: 5000.0 ft2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Kevin Smith Structural Engineering: Smith & Huston Building Envelope: Paul Lukes Contractor: Hawkinson Construction

One particular heavy gauge tube steel

while meeting the over-arching aesthetic

Exterior surfaces are clad with walnut

member, an integral part of a lateral

goals of the architecture.

veneer composite panels, concrete, and

brace frame, had ruptured over time; a

metal roofing. Interior surfaces are clad Perched above the landscape like an

with walnut panels, dark painted wood

freezing water exerting incredible forces

extended tree house, the platform

trim, painted gypsum board, basalt

on building components.

stretches across the hillside following the

stone tile and stainless steel accents, and

topographical subtleties of the forest.

hydronic radiant heated concrete floors

Much of the engineered lumber had

Expansive glazing exposes each space

to create an immersive, comfortable, and

degraded and required replacement.

to the foreground wooded layers and

durable environment.

The large roof overhang resulted in

the distant commanding panoramic

considerable wind uplift forces which

views north and west. Yet, the spaces

For the clients and their guests the

placed stresses on each component

maintain a high degree of privacy from

experience of the Alaskan landscape

below. The project team extensively

the surrounding neighbours.

is truly unique and connected to the

re-engineered and detailed the building envelope to counteract these demands

specific qualities of this setting.

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Architects: Brown + Brown Architects Photographs: Nigel Rigden

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Portsoy Boatshed / Brown + Brown Architects The scheme is a community boatbuilding centre for a charity (Scottish Traditional Boat Festival), located in Portsoy on the North coast of Aberdeenshire. The building replaces 2 derelict stores, and was partially funded by Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Scotland, and the Aberdeen European Fisheries Fund. Architects - Brown + Brown Architects Photographs - Nigel Rigden

The job essentially comprises a modern timber building, which has been slipped inside a reconstructed stone skin. Due to the setting of an historic harbour, no new openings were permitted in the stone walls, resulting in most of the natural light coming via a ridge rooflight, which runs the length of the building.

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Spaces are provided in the building for the construction of traditional boats, and the teaching of these skills to local school children. The volunteers from the charity played a large part of the project, and partially constructed the building themselves.

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Watervilla / +31ARCHITECTS Living on the water becomes more and

One of the solutions for the flooded land is

more popular in the Netherlands. It is

not to build dikes to protect it but regulate

not only becoming popular because

it and make big water basins out of it.

people are attracted by the sphere but

At one hand you can create nice urban

also because of the new approach of the

developments on the water and at the

government and urban planners to coop

same time you create buffer for rainy times.

with the new submerged water problems. The only restrictions for the urban Most part of the Netherlands lies beneath

development’s is that is has to float,

the sea level, to protect the land against

otherwise the basins can’t have a buffer

flooding, dikes and dunes have been built.


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Currently new problems are rising due to the climate change; the big rivers that

Generally, there are two basic principles

enter Holland bring more water each year

for making floating constructions. The first

and the rainfall is increasing.

is the pontoon principle; you make a solid platform that is lighter than the water. The

Because the sea level is higher at most

second principle is based on the ship; it is a

places the water has no way to go other

hollow concrete box which is open on the

than flooding the land.

top. Due to all the air which is in the open box it gets the ability to flow.


The concrete box has the benefit that you

The clients of + 31ARCHITECTS were

can use the space within as a part of your

inspired and charmed by the design of the


modern “Watervilla the Omval” that they designed a little further downstream on the river Amstel. They also wanted to build a modern watervilla in which the relationship between the living area and water would be maximized. The result is a modern watervilla which is characterized on the waterside by a film frame-like glass façade. The pontoon principle has the benefit that you can use it in shallow water, compared to the hollow concrete box it has less stability and should be very light.

Both floating constructions are connected with a flexible connection to the quay, so the construction can rise with the water when the tide changes. When needed the floating system can be moved elsewhere at short notice without leaving any scar to the environment. Instead a new house can be placed in to the old situation which makes it the most sustainable and durable way to build. The floating houses shown by +31architects are based on the hollow concrete box.

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In this watervilla the largest glass

Descending a staircase with floating

During the day the holes are dark dots

sliding doors were placed on the

steps you can enter the basement

whilst in the dark the holes are lit by a

waterside making a great unobstructed

where the bedrooms and bathrooms are

large LED strip that is placed behind the

view possible on the Amstel from the

located. The staircase is placed inside

facade. In the evening the watervilla

living area and kitchen. To enlarge the

a big void. At the other side a large

transforms itself into a "Star Wars-like"

interaction with the outside and the

window is placed directly next to the


water a floating terrace is moored along

open void to ensure an explosion of light

the entire length of the villa.

deep into the basement. For this project

The film frame-like glass façade offers

many smart details were made. For

great veins on the water but occasionally

The floor is extended from the inside to

instance at the waterfront there are three

also give a glimpse into the life of the

the outside not only having the same

large sun screens that are fully integrated

residents. For the boats that are passing

colour but also the same height. This

into the edge of the flat roof. With a push

it looks as if a movie is played like a small

does not only makes the living area feel

on the button the sun screens will slide

intimate reality show.

larger but also gives the glass façade

automatically outside for a cooling effect.

a nice framework when seen from the


water. The almost absence of a physical

In order to give depth to the facade on

+31ARCHITECTS • Office Profile

barrier between the living area and the

the quay side there is a subtle pattern of


terrace invites people to take a refreshing

holes in the façade. By defining where

Ewout Huibers • Photographer Profile

dive into the river Amstel.

not to punch a hole in the aluminium panel the house number appears.

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The Enterprise Centre Design •

Unusual or less specified materials have been incorporated: Thetford timber, Norfolk straw and heather, hemp Elements of the roof and external walling is thatched and treated with Thatchsayf fire retardant

100 year design life

Aims to have less than a quarter of embodied carbon of a regular building

Has at least 80% natural material, including thatch, timber and cellulose

Features renewable energy applications, including solar panels, which will generate 44KW

Construction methods and materials •

Passivhaus and BREEAM outstanding are aimed and on schedule to achieve

Green Procurement, collaboration and engaging the supply chain was a key component in the overall project Lumber normally used for simpler purposes like fence posts and pallets has been used for the timber frame structure evidencing that this is possible

3-year post occupancy evaluation of carbon emission implications

Uses an innovative ‘cassette technique’ to thatch the building’s walls, which is a world first

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Incorporates 98% recycled steel frame instead of the 50% norm – a first for the

The Enterprise Centre is the University

The concept comprises a new building


of East of Anglia's (UEA) newest,

and landscape that is an exemplar

Britain's greenest and one of the most

of low embodied energy and carbon

sustainable buildings in Europe.

construction technologies, through

Uses 70% ground granulated blast

the use of natural and bio-renewable

furnace mix (GBBS) as a cement

replacement for the building’s

The building was designed to meet

materials sourced through local supply

foundation and structure which has

a 100- year design life, Passivhaus


reduced the embodied carbon to only

certification and BREEAM Outstanding.

30% of a regular building

The building also exceeds the local

Architect: Architype

planning requirement for 10% of the

Photographs: Thatching Advisory Services

58 tonnes of recycled newspapers for

building’s energy to be from renewables

Thatcher: Stephen Letch Master Thatcher


through the use of roof mounted PVs.

Thatched Roof – Fire Protection Thatching Advisory Services (TAS) - Overview Statistically homes with thatched roofs are no more likely to catch fire than those with conventional roofs if the owner is made aware of and understands the risk of thatch fire. However, if a thatched roof does ignite and is allowed to develop it’s almost impossible to control and the results can be devastating. Every thatched fire will vary due to factors such as weather conditions, location of property, thickness of the thatch etc. For over 40 years TAS has unrivalled expertise in the protection of thatched buildings and offer advice on the preventative and protective options available. We are often the first port of call for architects, home-owners, local authority building control departments and thatchers.

The key objective of any fire barrier is to buy more time. A fire barrier will dramatically increase the chance of saving the majority of the building.

Fire Retardant Sprays

A survey into the cause of thatch fires revealed ejected embers and sparks as the main cause and all included the use of wood burning or multi-fuel stoves. Investigations showed that fires were reported within 30 minutes of a fire being lit or being re- fuelled.

Fire retardant sprays should be applied by trained personnel using high-pressure specialist equipment to treat not only the thatch surface but also the thatch stems to ensure a degree of protection for a number of years.

Several issues can increase the risk of the effects from ejected embers or sparks, these include: •

Spark arrestors – If not cleaned at least once a year they can clog up and will catch fire in their own right, which in turn could cause a thatch fire. Chimney height – The risk of a thatch fire is further increased when the chimney height has been reduced following many years of recoating works, this is more common with thatching materials such as long straw.

The application should be carried out at a certain pressure using a specific tip spraying upwards into the thatch coat work at the angle of the roof ensuring penetration of between 50mm and 75mm. This will ensure the fire retardant is applied to both the surface and thatch stems. Thatch fire retardants should be a water-based solution of fire retardant and intumescent chemicals specifically formulated for the protection of thatch roofing. They should not contain any borates or borate-based additives. They must be environmentally friendly with no detrimental effect to plants or animals and of course have no adverse reaction to the thatch. TAS Thatchsayf Fire Retardant Spray can be applied as a standalone product or in addition to having a physical fire barrier system installed and should be reapplied every five years.

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Over the years we have forged close working relationships with many of the leading insurance companies, test houses and product manufacturers whilst further developing our range of fire barriers.

Fire - Causes

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A treated roof will offer protection from a number of fire risks, including sparks, ejected embers, bonfires, Chinese lanterns, fireworks and barbecues. On exposure to these risks, Thatchsayf will intumesce and form a carbonised char, which binds the thatch stems together, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the fire, delaying the spread of flame and lowering the radiated heat output.

Chimneys Chimneys are often an area of concern and the integrity of a chimney stack should be checked if homeowners are

planning to use a wood burning or multifuel stove or even an open fire. In the UK, if a new appliance is installed it has to comply with current building regulations as detailed in Approval Document J. A suitable liner is a must for any operational chimney in a thatched property, especially when a wood burning or multi-fuel stove is being used. We always recommend that homeowners seek advice from the Solid Fuel Association or HETAS. Many chimneys may not be correctly lined. For example, if a flexi-liner is

installed incorrectly and is in contact with the side of the chimney it could result in a ‘hot spot’ which could accelerate the process of heat transfer. Bricks may also be missing. It is impossible to fully check the condition of the chimney at the point that it passes through the thatch, useless the thatch is removed or a CCTV survey is carried out.

Heat Transfer Wood burners and multi-fuel stoves can generate very high flue gas temperatures; this in turn can be transferred through

Chimney Heat Monitors

Heat transfer is generally caused by faulty chimneys, poorly or incorrectly fitted liners and the addition of high flue gas temperatures being generated by these efficient stoves. The thatch is at a much greater risk of the effects of heat transfer if the chimney is not lined.

TAS-33 Thatch Alert Chimney Monitor Systems can be installed to monitor the temperature of the chimney brickwork (heat transfer) at the point where it meets the thatch. In the event of high temperatures being recorded, the system will trigger an audible alarm allowing the homeowner to take action.

Heat transfer is further increased at the point where the thatch meets the chimney. This is due to the insulating properties of the thatching material. The heat transfer process can cause thatch to smoulder and ignite if temperatures in excess of 200oC are reached.

Fire Barriers Physical fire barriers for thatched roofs are designed to create a separation between the thatch and the rest of the building. The principle being, in the event of a fire the thatch is seen as sacrificial.

In terms of fire resistance either a fireboard or firewall membrane can be used to achieve the required fire resistance (integrity) and a noncombustible Thatchbatt速 for further fire protection as well as acoustic and insulation values. Both TAS100 fireboards and TAS firewall membranes are designed to resist spread of flame and penetration as set out in BS476: Part 3: 2004 & CEN/TS 1187: 2012, test 4. Both products are water resistant and will reduce the potential water damage that can be generated as part of the firefighting process. The TAS100 fireboards are normally used for new builds, extensions or

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the brickwork of the chimney to the thatch, this is known as heat transfer.

totally refurbished buildings where the roof timbers are straight enough to take a rigid board. When used with our Thatchbatt® as part of a system, the fireboard will meet the criteria of the ‘Dorset Model’. The TAS firewall membranes are normally used on existing roofs that are not straight enough to accept the rigid fireboard system.

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Our high density non-combustible Thatchbatts® are designed to be friction fitted between the roof timbers, which will give greater protection by reducing the thermal transfer around the roof timbers reducing the risk of secondary fires starting and potential roof collapse.

Modern living under thatch has dramatically changed with the introduction of modern central heating, double glazing, power showers and many more people wanting fully vaulted ceilings. Additionally the requirements and associated recommendations from Building Control and insurance companies see the requirement for fire barriers and increased levels of insulation to be installed within the roof structure. It is widely accepted in the construction industry that in addition to sufficient levels of insulation, vapour control layers are required to control vapour and reduce the risk of condensation. There are many vapour control products available,

however, it is important to install the correct product that best suits each individual building.

Summary Prevention is the best solution. In the event of a fire, a physical fire barrier or system will buy crucial time, dramatically help reduce the amount of damage and also create a safer working environment for Fire & Rescue Services. For further advice and product details please visit or contact an advisor on 08455 204060.

All the marble finishes at Watches of Switzerland’s flagship store at 155 Regent Street, London, were supplied by Reed Harris Architectural

Reed Harris Architectural Celebrates SBID Success Leading residential and commercial tile

James Reed, Sales Director at Reed

was fabricated under Reed Harris

supplier Reed Harris Architectural has

Harris Architectural, says: “Callison and

Architectural’s supervision in Italy prior

been celebrating after one of its projects

Watches of Switzerland had a very clear

to being shipped to London for delivery

won a coveted SBID (Society of British

image of what they wanted to achieve so

to Regents Street.

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James continues: “We were delighted

Design practice Callison beat off stiff

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creation of this iconic, luxury retail

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residential projects.

Tesco’s Timber-Clad Envelope Sets An Example For Sustainable Supermarkets Timber as a building material is one of the most efficient, safest and cheapest forms of carbon capture and storage available to architects and engineers as a building material, making it an ideal solution for the increasingly eco-conscious retail industry. Bedford based Multi-Disciplinary Architects, Engineers and Development Consultants Woods Hardwick were tasked with turning Tesco’s outlet in Corby, Northamptonshire, into an Eco Store. This brief brought with it its own challenges, as the

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structure was to be built on a brownfield site. The land had been contaminated through its association with the Corby Steel Works, which required the construction team to work closely with the Environment Agency. From the ground up, all environmental criteria were addressed at the site to incorporate the most effective treatments. The envelope, building fabric, structural components and composition had a crucial role to play.

Mark Appleyard, Director, Woods

appearance can be achieved in

much softer and warmer feel than

Hardwick, explains: “As this was a

contrast to the traditional steel

you would come to expect in a

developer-led project, we’ve gone

framed constructions. While a steel

large-format food store”, says Mark

further with the sustainability

frame was specified for the low-level

Appleyard. “The big rooflight sheds

aspect of the design than would

back of house areas and loading bays,

natural daylight into the retail

typically be required, and have

an exposed glulam timber frame

space, which is further enhanced

achieved a BREEAM Very Good

was used for the main structure. The

by the full-height curtain walling,

rating. With sustainability appearing

single-storey supermarket is clad

giving an interesting well-lit airy and

more evidently within statutory

in a combination of curtain walling

environmentally comfortable space

requirements, the larger food retail

and timber structural insulated

for the customers to shop in.”

providers are more and more turning

panels (SIPs) faced in a larch outer

their attention towards sustainable

rainscreen. Larch was specified for

With any eco development,

architecture and design.”

its durability and low maintenance

there is always the danger of

characteristics, making it a long-term

the build looking out of place

cost effective cladding solution.

in its surrounding environment.

However, building an eco-friendly structure that complements

However, with the Corby store, The building is topped with

and more recently the Tesco Eco

compromising on the customer

Monodraught windcatchers which

store in Newmarket, architects at

experience, presents its own set of

are not only a statement feature,

Woods Hardwick considered the

design challenges. Using timber as

but also give sustainable natural

external environment, internal

a building material allows a unique

ventilation to the store. Rooflights

demands, BREEAM Benchmarks

and flexible design. It has inherent

provide natural daylight to the sales

and the supermarket’s own

aesthetic, textual and sensory

floor. On the roof are composite

high environmentally-conscious

qualities and as a result can be

panels with Trocal membrane finish.

standards. This holistic approach

utilised within buildings for structural

will leave a lasting legacy in both

purposes right through to decorative

“Due to the structural timber

finishes. A more textural and tactile

being exposed, the interior has a

environmental and building terms.

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the existing landscape, without

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Amazing glazing options! At Roof Maker we offer a whole host of glazing features from standard clear glass to opaque and tinted glass. We are the first UK company to introduce ‘Sun-Tint’, revolutionary new smart glass, which automatically self-tints to reduce the glare and heat when the sun is too bright and then reverts to transparent glass when the sun goes in. To help keep roof windows and bifold doors clean all year round, we even offer ‘easy clean’ glass as standard across the range.

One-stop-shop service A ‘one-stop-shop’ for both manufacturing and installation, all our products are manufactured to exceed current building standards and come with a 20-year unit seal warranty. Roof Maker will be on stand B580 in the Grand Designs Build Hall at ExCeL London April 30th - May 8th. Our showroom is open weekdays 8am 6pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm at at: 1 Pinfold Road, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8AS. Tel: 0116 269 6297. Email: Web:

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One of the biggest tasks faced in ensuring good health and safety practice is the communication of information. It is vital that everyone concerned understands risks and how they should be dealt with. For this reason, the proper signage in a building, is essential, as it is one of the main points of reference and contact for staff, customers or inhabitants. For instance signs should be located anywhere in which a potential hazard might be found, and the aim is to clearly indicate the danger so that it may be avoided and /or appropriate action taken. We produce good quality signage at reasonable prices (mainly due to our in-house capabilities and skill to manufacture on our own substrates here in the UK). SignsforSafety adhere firmly to legislative requirements, including BS ISO 3864 and BS EN ISO 7010, which are the benchmarks of our industry.

Unlike most other signage suppliers, SignsforSafety carry extensive stock to meet nationwide delivery requirements, as well as having a department dedicated to bespoke signage and projects. Our material range includes Photoluminescent Vinyl and Rigid, White Vinyl/Rigid, Foamex, Aluminium, Perspex, Vynalast, Stainless Steel/Brass and many more on request. Our Photoluminescent material TelglowTM, properly energized, will provide illumination for up to 18 hours and creates a new vision of direction and spatial awareness to improve safety way guidance systems in darkness and smoky conditions. The material is self-charging from ambient light, requires no installation wiring, reducing the need for emergency lighting and has little or no maintenance.

Our main range for statutory health & safety signage, alongside our information, community and commissioned signage/ posters cover various categories, subsequently each sector is catered for. These signs can convey a variety of meanings, because in many cases, the simple warning of danger is not adequate. The very best health and safety systems use a complete set of signs that not only help to prevent dangerous situations, but instruct people what to do in the event of an emergency. Having the proper signage in your place of work, building or residence can significantly reduce accidents, and with most countries adhering to international standards, signage is a legal requirement. Compliance is therefore both beneficial and essential.

Our SignsforSafety brochure is an invaluable guide, enabling our clients to make informed choices concerning their signage. The book gives clear guidance to the responsible person(s) for the building/organisation. The book is available f.o.c from our website. Web:




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Pioneers of anti-slip stair-nosings Safetytread products are a range of bespoke, premium, high quality anti-slip stair nosings manufactured in the UK. The products are long lasting: made from recycled aluminium profiles and either a ‘carborundum’ or PVC-Composition filler. Safetytread is environmentally friendly and provides a more economical solution than cheaper plastic materials. The treads will add excellent slip resistance to any staircase (internal or external); can be tailor-made to fit the exact dimensions of a stair tread and are available in a wide range of colours. Not only do they give an extremely professional finish; they also highlight the importance of the health and safety of staff and customers. We will meet your stair nosing requirements with a tailor-made, bespoke solution, filled in your desired colour.

For more information please visit, email or call us on 01202 625596.

Leading supplier Securikey has further expanded its comprehensive range of physical security products with the new Secure Stor range of security cabinets. Independently tested and certified for ultimate peace of mind, the Secure Stor range is the ideal security solution for storing large, bulky items in commercial environments such as hospitals, schools and retail premises. Built to the same high quality standards as Securikey’s popular Steel Stor range, Secure Stor security cabinets are fully tested to EN 14450 S1 by leading testing house VdS and are also Sold Secure approved, giving independent assurance of their optimum reliability. Manufactured using robust 3mm steel, the Secure Stor features hardened steel plates that have been added to protect all potential attack areas and incorporate an innovative 3 way locking system for additional security. Available in five sizes to meet a wide range of space and storage requirements, all models are fitted with a double bitted key lock as standard or, if required, Securikey can deliver cabinets fitted with an electronic lock to allow straightforward access for more than one authorised user. Securikey is a market leading supplier of safety and security products in the UK, offering an innovative, high quality and comprehensive range including cash safes, fire safes, key cabinets, digital door locks, modular vaults, mirrors and padlocks, with a solution to meet practically any requirement. For more information on the Steel Stor range or any other Securikey product, please contact Securikey on 01252 311888, email or go to

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Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich), the corporate pavilion for Vanke China will explore key issues related to the theme of the Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The interior exhibition design is led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (NewYork/ London/Beijing/Berlin/Moscow) with graphic design by Han Jiaying (Beijing).

The concept for the Vanke Pavilion

mythically derived from the history of

The concept behind the design was to

incorporates three ideas drawn from

agriculture in China”.

incorporate many aspects of Chinese

Chinese culture related to food: the

life into the project. The pavilion is a

shi-tang, a traditional Chinese dining

Through these concepts we aim to

dynamic structure that represents the

hall; the landscape, the fundamental

represent Vanke’s goals on a global

growth and endurance of the Chinese

element to life; and the dragon, which

scale: the possibility to create vibrant,

people. It is a complete fusion of internal

is metaphorically related to farming and

healthy communities in a sustainable

and external space, which allows for

sustenance. All three of these concepts

and innovative environment,” added

an unexpected encounter between

are incorporated in the Vanke Pavilion’s

Chairman Wang. Situated on the

the pavilion and its surrounding public

exhibition, architecture and program.

southeast edge of the Lake Arena, the


800-square meter pavilion appears to “As the rapid growth of cities forces

rise from the east, forming a dynamic,

populations to live in closer proximity

vertical landscape.

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and the risk of social disintegration rises, we commissioned this pavilion

The design features a sinuous

to address both metaphorically and

geometrical pattern that flows between

physically the issues of contemporary life

inside and outside.

related to the theme of the Expo,” said Wang Shi, Chairman, China Vanke.

A grand staircase, clad in warm grey concrete, carves through the red

“The tradition of food in Chinese culture

serpentine form and guides visitors to

has many strong associations, from the

the upper level. A roof-top observation

concept of the shi-tang (dining hall)

deck with a planted garden will provide

to the form of the dragon, which is

stunning views of the lake and near-by Italian pavilion.

The pavilion is clad in more than 4,000 red

Architects Daniel Libeskind

metalized tiles that Libeskind designed

Photographs Hufton+Crow

with the Italian company Casalgrande Padana. The geometric ceramic panels not only create an expressive pattern that is evocative of a dragon-like skin, but also possess highly sustainable self-cleaning and air purification properties. The threedimensional surface is coated with a metallic coloration that changes as light and viewpoints shift. At times it will appear as deep crimson, then a dazzling gold, and even, at certain angles, a brilliant white. The tiles are installed with a state-of-the-art cladding support system that gives a rhythmic pattern and mathematical form to an

every turn of the head, the space and story

architecture and exhibit design, exhibit

otherwise supple, torquing shape. Two

appears anew: it is rich and layered; it is

design and media production, artists

spiralling stairs, echoing the form, ascend

at once fragmented and simultaneously

and patrons. The result is a rare creation

the pavilion to the south, and to the north

reads as an enthralling, shattered whole.

indeed: a large-scale, extraordinarily

from the Lake Arena entrance, serving

complex experience that feels as if it

both as circulation and seating.

The narrative vacillates between chaos and

were drawn by one hand,” said Alex Vlack,

calm. The frenzy of life in the city is starkly

director of the media. The top level of

Inside the pavilion, visitors encounter an

juxtaposed with the extreme slow motion

the pavilion provides a private space to

exhibition space filled with a constellation

of a communal meal, first in its preparation

accommodate small events and host VIPs.

of 200 screens mounted to a matrix of

and then in its consumption. The

bamboo scaffolding. The forest of screens

message—about the power and possibility

The intimate room features an open

and bamboo floats above a winding

to forge connections and build community

layout, a large skylight that ushers in

reflecting pool that borders the visitor

through food—is meant to be understood

natural daylight, Casalgrande Padana tiled

pathway. As visitors move through the

more viscerally than intellectually.

flooring, bamboo veneer wall coverings

space, a ten-minute narrative experience unfolds across the screens and over 22 channels of audio. With each step and

and a dramatic hand-blown glass “The Vanke Pavilion exhibition was the

chandelier designed by Libeskind for the

result of many symbiotic forces: between

Czech artisanal glass company Lasvit.






Colsec Ltd


Colsec Ltd manufacture and install COLDROOM and COLDSTORE solutions and are one of the leading COLDROOM suppliers within the UK, having over 40 years’ experience. We have our own dedicated installation teams, service and maintenance department, and online spares shop. No project is too big or too small. Colsec can work around your requirements, no matter how bespoke.

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Our clients include butchers, bakeries, pubs & restaurants, fisheries, hospitals, laboratories, supermarkets, florists, funeral homes, to name a few. W: T: 01905 795 070 E:

Synseal will be exhibiting for a fourth year in succession at this year’s Ecobuild, which is taking place at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands on 8th-10th March. Building on the success of their focussed presence at previous Ecobuild shows, Synseal’s stand will seek to demonstrate the sheer diversity of Synseal group window and door product solutions with a focus on true innovation. Stand E2006 will feature the new Celsius Solid Roof, a truly warm and quick fitting roofing solution for new build and retrofit projects, alongside the popular WarmCore “warm aluminium” folding sliding door which delivers low U-values of 1.4 W/m2K using 28mm double glass or 1.0 W/m2K using 44mm triple glass. W:

3 100 shades of Ecopro Specifiers of breathable, environmentally friendly paint can choose from no less than 100 colours, following a major expansion of Earthborn’s trade paint range. Ecopro Matt Emulsion, Lo Sheen Emulsion and Eggshell are available in the 98 shades of BS4800, plus black and white. The Ecolabel approved range is formulated for high performance, minimal VOCs and being oil and acrylic free. Ecopro Eggshell is a new addition. Suitable for interior walls, ceilings and woodwork, its attractive sheen is washable and scuff resistant. Ecopro Matt Emulsion is ideal for new plaster, while the enhanced durability of Lo Sheen makes it suitable for higher traffic areas. W:

4 ‘BREEAM Excellent’ housing development specifies AluK building systems The former site of a cash and carry in Bow, East London, has been demolished to make way for the new and exciting residential development, Tredegar Place. Centra Living - part of Circle Housing, oversaw the creation of 87 new homes on the Tredegar Road site, transforming the space and bring much needed family and affordable housing to the area. The project fabricator and installer, Window & Door Commercial Ltd, chose AluK 58BW window system and 58BD and GT55 TB door systems for their slim sightlines and profile sizing which matched the developer’s design intent. W: T: 01633 810440 E:











Thermaset unveils a new suite of product literature


Leading powder coatings company, Thermaset Limited has launched a new suite of product brochures.

Trailflex, the highly flexible porous paving system from Langford Direct Ltd., has recently been specified at Heysham Golf Course to improve safety for its members.

Zip has released three striking new tap designs for the residential market. The elegant Arc, contemporary Cube and minimalist Elite offer more choice of styles for architects.

W: T: 08456 005005 Visit Zip on stand K250 at Grand Designs Live.

Featuring a single heat exchanger, the Imax Xtra EL range of floor standing condensing boilers is available in 5 models with outputs from 320 to 620 kW and is suitable for both single and multiple installations and for fully pumped, open vented or pressurised systems. Reliable and easy to set up, the Imax Xtra EL is designed for commercial applications looking for larger outputs in a smaller scale package. W: T: 01482 492251 E: Twitter by following @idealboilers

The new range of individual A4 size publications covers Thermaset’s specification brochures for its Spectra range and Ripple Finishes, a description of its Hygienilac Antibacterial powder coatings and a Stock Range brochure. The specification brochures include four pages of product samples demonstrating the extensive ranges of RAL colours and finishes available. The Spectra range from Thermaset is new to the market and is a collection of diverse finishes which are an exciting alternative to standard RAL and BS colours. W: T: 01827 55777 E:

The Lancashire golf club worked with Langford Direct Ltd. to apply the material to an extremely steep embankment leading to the club’s driving range, which is regularly used by its members on a daily basis. Created using recycled car tyres, Trailflex proved to be the ideal solution for the golf club’s requirements to stabilise a steep pathway, adding extra grip for pedestrians and golf trolleys. W: T: 0161 2121617 E:

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The Arc features an elegant, curved ‘swan neck’ design, making it perfect for both classic and modern surroundings. The Cube’s cutting-edge appearance ensures it is a design statement in its own right, while the Elite is compact and sophisticated. All three styles are designed to complement any kitchen, while still offering filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water, instantly.

Leading British manufacturer Ideal Commercial Boilers has been creating heating solutions for over 100 years and their condensing range has now expanded to include the new Imax Xtra EL.






Xcite has the ‘X’ Factor

Tridonic launches CIBSE certified CPD programme for lighting technology, its uses and associated legislation.

The Xcite radiator from Hudson Reed makes an eye catching feature anywhere in the home with two sets of four vertical tubes that cross over each other to create the bold Xcite design. Offered in a choice of three finishes - High Gloss Black, High Gloss Silver and Anthracite, the Xcite radiator provides a stylish talking point as well as a welcome source of heating anywhere in the home.

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The Xcite radiator at 1775mm high and just 450mm wide makes the most of available space and by hanging towels between the vertical tubes, this practical design becomes a useful towel warmer. Prices start from £290.00 and with heating outputs up to 2435 Btu/hr, Xcite is sure to get a warm reception. W: T: 01282 506225 E:

The modules will help specifiers and architects gain an understand of recent developments in lighting technology Modules include: • Emergency lighting • LED Modules • LED Driver technology • Human Centric lighting • Digital Lighting control • LED Lifetime and Lumen maintenance For more information or to book attendance at a CPD session contact Simon Blazey W: T: 07970 816591 E:



Long Rake Spar Increases Decorative Aggregate Range for 2016

Pools for special purposes Rescue and water training hall at Bremerhaven

Long Rake Spar, a leading supplier of decorative aggregates into multiple sectors, have just expanded their product range to include 4 new products for 2016. Following on from the popularity of their Ice Blue decorative chippings, they have launched both Ice Blue Pebbles 20-50mm and Ice Blue Cobbles 4080mm. These light grey-blue materials have natural light reflecting properties, perfect to brighten up dark/shady areas in general landscaping projects. The introduction of an additional Slate Mulch in a Black Charcoal colour, which is available in a 40 and 20mm size, will undoubtedly reach similar sales potential as the existing blue, plum and green.

Usually, swimming baths are used for sport, recreation and relaxation. At Bremerhaven, however, a building with two indoor swimming pools for very specific purposes was realized: they serve for the special training of the flying personnel of the German Navy. This very unusual utilization also influenced the choice of the materials used, which have to be particularly robust, as “heavy equipment“ such as rescue apparatuses, oxygen cylinders etc. is being handled during the training. Thanks to the comprehensive concept of the architects and the tile solutions of the well-known architectural ceramics brand Agrob Buchtal, which can be individually combined, the result is convincing not only by highest functionality but also by attractive design.

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Advanced Protects Vital Data and Computing Assets at Cambridge University

Clarke Instruments Ltd


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ExGo, Advanced’s ultra-dependable extinguishant release system, was configured and installed by Advanced installer, Advanced Fire Solutions Ltd. The system comprises four ExGo panels with mode select key switch assemblies.

Our premium quality products are all based on the original design concepts of the company founder, Dr Walter Clarke, and are proven to last. They are built by craftsmen at our factory in Salisbury to the highest quality standards (ISO9001)

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems.

Protecting your assets!

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Synseal has launched a new and informative “Celsius Solid Roof Installation Guide” video on the company’s Youtube Channel. The 10-minute video production features two highly experienced specialist roofing engineers Matt Williams and Gary Woods from the Synseal Technical Services department, working as a team to fit the Celsius Solid Roof above existing PVC-U window frames to mimic a typical UK conservatory retrofit-style installation. Celsius Solid Roofs are manufactured in kits with components precisely dimensioned to meet specific site requirements. W:

JIS Europe Ltd is the United Kingdom’s leading supplier of stainless steel towel rails. Stainless steel is the ethical, durable choice and increasingly developers are turning to this in order to further enhance the ecological impact of their developments. Utilised in exclusive developments throughout the capital and beyond, we offer a 25 year guarantee, vast stockholdings in order to provide a 24 hour turnaround service and renowned customer service. Our sizing options mean we can supply towel rails for the most awkwardly small spaces to the vast and luxurious. Available in both satin and polished finish and in 3 formats across the range: electric only, dual fuel and central heating. W:

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ExGo suppression control panels Advanced have been installed in a £20m data and computing centre at the University of Cambridge. The building houses high performance computing and centralised data storage operations for projects including the Large Hadron Collider and BRIDGE Genome Project.

Clarke Instruments Ltd for control of access: manufacturers of turnstiles, vehicle barriers, gate automation, electric strikes, solenoid bolts and gate locks: repair and refurbishment services: installers of access control systems. Our aim is to provide our customers with innovative, practical solutions to the control of access without compromising on quality, reliability or durability.







Vicaima’s market growth prompt’s sales force expansion


Aperam stainless steel shingles for Borders rail link

With record sales in 2014 and 2015 Vicaima has begun a programme of expansion for its regional representation in 2016. Phase one see’s the appointment of Stephen Pearce as their new Area Sales Manager for the central northern and midlands region.

PAREX has launched a new surface treatment which provides a highly protective “lotus leaf effect” breathable, weather-resistant coating to protect against water, mould, mildew, and other forms of environmental staining.

Aperam UGINOX® TOP has been installed as shingles to provide a durable matt façade on the new Galashiels Transport Interchange. As the tourism entry point to the Scottish Borders for bus, rail and road it was designed as a ‘statement building’.

Lithofin is a specialist range of over 60 quality products for cleaning, sealing and maintaining natural and artificial stone, ceramics and porcelain, quarry and quartz composites, both internally and externally.

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The latest, Lithofin MN Colour Intensifier W, penetrates into rough absorbent natural and concrete stone, rendering it water repellent and enhancing the colour structure. Lithofin SPLASH-STOP W is an impregnator that provides excellent water repellence and is solvent free. Water and dissolved dirt particles no longer penetrate the material and remain on the surface, facilitating maintenance. W: T: 01962 732126

Stephen, who was formally with door and doorset specialist Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw, has been involved with the construction industry for over 30 years. Much of that time has been spent specifically working within the doors and associated joinery sector, so he fully appreciates the high standards sought by our customers and is equipped to offer sound and professional advice. W: T: 01793 532333


Environmentally-safe Paraguard AG is a water-based hydrophobic coating free of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which penetrates render, masonry and timber surfaces to protect facades, creating an invisible barrier to repel water and provide lasting, permanent resistance to contaminants. Paraguard AG does not change the surface appearance, is non-film forming and is both UV and weather resistant. A clear liquid, it can be simply applied by brush, roller or airless spray gun. W:


In addition to being specified for its lasting appearance and sustainability, however, stainless steel was also chosen in preference to aluminium as the installed cost was considerably less. Considered to be the most sustainable of the hard metals, it does not oxidise or cause problems with run off, is also easy to work and has very low maintenance requirements. W: T: 01246 571660 E:

The key to creating durable decking and cladding structures in timber

Thermowood D decking and cladding from Howarth Timber

Durable, fit for purpose timber decking and cladding starts with the Timber Decking and Cladding Association. In addition to website resources dedicated to decking and cladding, the association also offers a free materials sourcing service which furnishes you with a list of companies ready and able to meet your specific requirements. Janet Sycamore, director of operations explains ‘Sourcing suitable products and obtaining quotations can be time consuming but we help lighten that load. One of our enquirers even asked us to source structural grade hardwood to be used in the recreation of a 1920’s wooden roller coaster. One of our members came up trumps with some Opepe timber’. TDCA members consist of material manufactures including timber, fixings, timber protection, coatings and other accessories as well as the best that industry can offer by way of professional installers. Members are DeckMark or CladMark accredited which means they meet the stringent requirements of these two TDCA quality schemes. For more information visit or call 01977 558147.

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The Victoria Roofing Company Established in 1972 The Victoria Roofing Company specializes in re- roofing period properties.

window sills and working quietly (we don’t use radios) are all part of the service”.

Whether it is re-roofing a mansion or repairing lead flashing on a porch - we pay great attention to detail not only in roofing but in our after sales care.

Our Services

The Victoria Roofing Company was originally setup up by Mick Whittington, who started his trade in Windsor and has subsequently worked for many years on period buildings in London. Mick is always on hand and supervises all work undertaken to ensure a high standard of excellence in every aspect of the trade. “Slating is our speciality as this accounts for about 60% of our business. We are a small company, however we ensure that the little things, like keeping pathways clean, clearing

We undertake all aspects of domestic roofing work in Windsor, Ascot and the surrounding areas, providing you with a complete care free service. Our services include; • Slating • Tiled Roofs • Lead Work • Cedar Shingling • Loft Conversions • Gutter Clearing • Chimneys • Fascias & Soffits • Flat Roofs • UPVC • Extensions/Alterations Contact Us or Arrange a FREE Survey Phone: 01753 524465/831650 Website:

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1 Gordon Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3RG Phone: 01753 831650 / 524465 Mobile: 07771 848510

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