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Chengdu IFS Launches in 2014 Benoy is proud to announce the opening

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western China, Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS).

Chengdu IFS Main Entrance

Appointed as the Masterplanner, Architect, Interior and Graphic Designer for Chengdu IFS, Benoy was part of the January grand opening ceremony to showcase the city’s new landmark complex. The major event was overseen by the world’s largest giant panda installation, “I Am Here”, by development. Occupying the most coveted location within the core business district of Chengdu, at the prime junction of Hong Xing Road and Dacisi Road, Chengdu IFS has been conceived as a ‘City within a City’. The 210,000m2 premium

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the street with a rich pedestrian experience and

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The home of the future Wienerberger’s e4 brick house™ concept

three-bedroom family home. Wienerberger believes that its e4 brick house™ concept has the potential to positively change the future face of the UK housing market. Unveiled at its inaugural Showcase event in London this week, and designed in conjunction with global engineering and design consultancy, ARUP, the e4 brick house™ has been designed UK. Over two years in development, the principle aim of the project is to engage and inspire architects, housebuilders, developers, social housing providers and homeowners. Wienerberger has analysed economic and social trends to create a unique housing archetype that directly addresses the UK market need. Economic sustainability and customer needs are at the heart of the Wienerberger e4 brick house™ concept, ensuring its design will be just as relevant in 150 years time as it is today.

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It is Wienerberger’s industry-leading clay brick and wall technology that provides the blueprint for the house of tomorrow – an aspirational living space that is practical, sustainable and innovative. Alongside ARUP, which has masterminded iconic designs such as the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Centre, the Wienerberger e4 brick house™ concept is named according to its four founding principles: Economy accessible but that gives optimum build performance and meets Energy The Wienerberger e4 brick house™ will meet current energy house has low embodied energy and is designed for maximum Environment A house that minimises its environmental impact, is responsibly sourced and meets Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes as standard. Emotion A house that people will want to live in, a house that not only higher quality of living; Ultimately, in terms of sustainability, design, cost, house concept™ is future proofed. It is the next step in house building innovation. For like-minded partner that can help bring the e4 brick house™ from just a brilliant concept, into a fully realised existence. That partner will need to share real solution to a growing market need, and be passionate about building a lasting housing legacy.

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A fully costed design concept that could revolutionise the UK housing market, the Wienerberger e4 brick house™ brings product technology, sustainability credentials and ingenious design together to provide a

Bank is Fully Protected by Remmers The facade of a Grade 1 listed, four storey high building in London required extensive stone and concrete restoration. Concrete & Corrosion Consultancy Practice was appointed as technical project managers for the refurbishment works. The ornate stone and cornice banding of the facade were being corroded through excessive weathering. Remmers protective coating systems were chosen to meet the highly demanding specification and multiple facade finishes including Limestone. Repairs were carried out using Betofix R2, a high build, fast curing concrete repair mortar. Remmers Restoration Mortar was also selected for its ideal restoration and reprofiling properties for masonry as well as ornamental building elements. Finally, Remmers Elastoflex Facade Paint was applied for its excellent anticarbonation characteristics, resistance to weathering and crack bridging ability. The works were completed within budget and ahead of the tight program, to the clients delight!

Denso Steelcoat Chosen For Derry Gas Pipeline firmus energy, who are a gas network operator responsible for the supply of natural gas to over 10 major cities and towns in Northern Ireland recently decided to upgrade the protection to a 360m long 273mm dia. pipeline carrying natural gas across the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry. Following consultation with contractors McNicholas it was proposed that the use of Winn and Coales (Denso) Ltd’s Steelcoat 100/400 system to provide long term protection from corrosion in the aggressive marine environment. The heavy duty Steelcoat system comprises Denso Hi-Tack Primer, Densyl Mastic, Denso Hi-Tack Tape, Denso Ultraseal Tape and Denso Acrylic Topcoat. It was chosen due to its proven properties for long term protection and its suitability for application to surfaces with minimum surface preparation. The Denso Steelcoat system was applied by EB Gas Services Ltd of Newry under the supervision of McNicholas. Surface preparation to remove old loose paint coating was carried out by EB Gas Services using hand scrapers and wire brushing. |

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As I prepare to sit down with Jason Bailey and Tony Rodd on this brisk January morning, they enter the room with that familiar broad smile on their faces and who can blame them, Solution have just turned 8 years old and Jason and his partners have created a market leading brand. Solution was born in 2006 and has organically grown to fifteen staff. Tony joined Solution two years ago to help Jason set up the new office in Shoreditch to accompany their head office in Hertfordshire to spearhead Architectural and Interior Design roles. Together they bring 20 years’ experience and exceptional sector knowledge. “Recruitment consultants all claim to offer unique services” says Tony. “They interview their candidates, take references and fill up your inbox with the same boring emails. There’s nothing new here. But we’ve come up with another approach. Yes we interview our candidates and yes we still try to call in the middle of your Monday meeting, but we’re offering some real innovations to the recruitment process.”

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“Ever wished you’d met an applicant before you invited them to an interview…you know within minutes if they’re right or not for the role?” Jason asks me? “Well we are using a video profiling tool created specifically for Solution. It gives our clients an opportunity to see a two minute introduction from the candidate. This has proved invaluable for our clients when it comes to selecting an engaging, presentable and well spoken individual.” And Jason proudly tells me Solution offer this service for free when they recruit for a practice. There is no stopping Jason now… “As you know there are smart phones everywhere, so we have created a mobile phone app that means our candidates and clients can keep in touch on the go. New roles are all uploaded to the app and candidates can browse these at their leisure. The app can be found on iTunes and in the App Store, people should check it out!” I ask Tony about the working life at Solution. “Flexible working is all the rage. Why should you work in old fashioned ways? That’s one of the reasons I came on board (Tony previously spent 8 years in a commercially run agency). We only send clients a CV if it’s appropriate. We’re encouraged to pop out to meetings in the middle of the day, and we offer transparency in all our methods.” 8 years in existence and surviving a recession Solution now boasts both regional and London offices. Speaking to Jason and Tony you can clearly see why there are exciting times ahead for Solution!

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Industry Pioneers return to the UK Laticrete International is set to make a welcome return to the UK Tile Adhesive market after nearly fifteen years away from these shores.

The globally proven worldwide Adhesive manufacturer was founded in Connecticut, USA by Dr. Henry M Rothberg in 1956. Dr Rothberg, a chemical engineer, was inspired by the post war building boom in the US. He transpired to make ceramic tiling easier, faster and more affordable to install. By inventing a thin bed adhesive from liquid rubber and Portland cement, he actually invented what we now call today a ‘Thin Set Adhesive’. Making Europe his first port of call and working with Villeroy & Boch in Germany and Langley’s of London in the late 1950’s, he used European attitude to new working methods to create a thin set adhesive which is still on the Laticrete product portfolio today – LATICRETE L4237. Since then, Laticrete have shaped the industry with innovation and market firsts and led the way in product presentation, technology, technical service superiority and specification. Forty years ago Laticrete was ‘setting the standard’ for the industry ‘service format’ to which most adhesive companies now aspire today. Laticrete is still a family run business where David Rothberg and Henry B Rothberg are CEO and Senior Vice President respectively. Henry B Rothberg commented “As a world leader in innovative tile & stone installation materials, methods and technology Laticrete continues to grow with an expanded effort and presence in the United Kingdom. Laticrete offers a dedication to quality that result in globally proven solutions for virtually every application”.

Scolmore provides integrated approach for new lighting installation More than 850 of Scolmore Group’s Inceptor LED Downlights are providing a low energy lighting solution in a new £3.5m Apart-Hotel which was recently opened in Piccadilly, Manchester. Following Manchester City Council’s decision to approve the change of use of the 41,500 sq ft Abacus Court office building - it is now being transformed by SACO Hotels to accommodate the city’s latest European-style Apart-Hotel and will be known as SACO House upon completion during summer 2013. Inceptor was specifically chosen above competitor products because it provides a solution to the issues surrounding restrictive ceiling voids. Inceptor is a high light output, high performance product that can be fitted into a recess depth of just 60mm - making it one of the most flexible fittings currently available. Scolmore has also integrated its popular Flow Connectors into the product, which make it quick and easy to install, as well as to remove and replace for the purpose of circuit testing - another positive when selecting the right products for the job.

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Laticrete was first to create thin-set adhesives, to create thin load bearing waterproof membranes, develop sound & anti-fracture one step mortar’s, offer warranties inclusive of material and labour, offer antimicrobial protection in products, the first to achieve low VOC Greenguard certification, the first tiling school in the world and the first to offer an epoxy grout that is considered the easiest and most application friendly epoxy grout system to be manufactured; LATICRETE SpectraLOCK.

For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects please contact Laticrete UK Ltd, Tel: 0151 486 6101 or email You can visit the website at

ELESGO® Electron Beam Cured Acrylic Surfaces: Tough, Resistant … yet Eco-Friendly DTS Systemoberflächen GmbH’s ELESGO® laminate offers a unique eco-friendly durable surface for many different applications. This Acrylic based system is instantly cured with high energy electron-beam radiation. This produces a very durable surface offering Scratch Resistance, Chemical Resistance and Water Resistance; whilst expending less energy than other curing processes (which are usually thermal). The surface is also warmer & more pleasant to touch than normal laminates. This is due to the special thermal conductivity of the material.

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ELESGO® surfaces are free of Formaldehyde, Vinyl and VOC’s. This is another reason why they are so eco-friendly. DTS’s process can provide different surface finishes from Deep Matt to High Gloss, as well as Wood Grain and other effects.

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DTS works with manufacturing companies who apply ELESGO® to different substrates to produce a range of finished products for different applications including:-

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flooring (including high gloss finishes with excellent scratch resistance) exterior panels interior flush doors door frames/skirting boards window boards lab grade worktops furniture surfaces

Some advantages of using ELESGO® door frames and profiles (eg. skirting) is that these can be installed early in a construction programme and not require the “wet trade” at the end to apply paint. Such “fully finished” profiles are proving popular in speeding up construction projects and reducing overall costs. Window Boards produced with ELESGO can offer similar advantages. Recent developments include work to develop a new type of Exterior Grade Panel using ELESGO® on a special wood based substrate for Exterior Applications (façade panels) or for water resistant Interior Panels. Also, with the right surface finish, a Slip Resistant Flooring can be produced which is extremely durable and potentially used externally. DTS are exhibiting at EcoBuild - stand N1426. Come to the stand to see examples of the types of products our customers can produce using this exciting technology.


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Absolute design and manufacture: • Queuing Barriers • Art Barriers • Museum and gallery grade Hanging Systems • Label and Signage Systems • iPad Displays Designed and built in Great Britain, the majority of our products are unique to Absolute and we would be happy to share our knowledge and expertise in assisting you with your project.

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Introducing the New Product Zone at UK Pool & Spa Expo 2014 UK Pool & Spa Expo 2014 is delighted to announce the return of the NEW PRODUCT ZONE to the February event.

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Christopher Kennedy Christopher Kennedy donates Photo Luminism artwork to DIFFA’s Gift For Life AIDS Benefit, NY

Emerging contemporary artist Christopher Kennedy is enjoying early success with his photography-based pieces. He started life as a supervising music editor for was nominated for an Emmy

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so British-born Kennedy is no stranger to the limelight.

All I want is the opportunity to do more, and to show my work to the largest possible number of people

surface makes the images seem canvas in their most exclusive to glow with light – they almost corner suites. The Downtown look 3D. Seeing them in the he said.

one of a handful chosen by the prestigious Philadelphia Photographic Arts Centre

to be installed on billboards nearly three years ago throughout Philadelphia during “it’s one of the best decisions I’ve December 2013. He has also ever made” he says. exhibited in a number of local LG Tripp and Red Filter. proving a tremendous success with private collectors and South America and the UK. “It’s something between sculpture and photography” he explains. “The quality of the metallic

the Hyatt Regency Chicago bought 8 large pieces for their refurbished Grand Ballroom receptions. The Conrad Hilton in Dubai installed 24 supersized Kennedy pieces on

big fans of Kennedy. Now seeking to support others work called ‘Love Blossoms’ to

Christopher Kennedy has spent time exploring traditional Black and White photography. For this work he was nominated Best of the Best: Emerging US based ‘BW Gallerist’ Blog. “These past three years have been a tremendous learning curve in which

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found my medium and have also perfected special techniques for the work.” Now that he’s getting such strong has opened up – in fact the sky’s the limit. “All I want is the opportunity to largest possible number of people.”

Bespoke Architectural Metal work FSE Foundry, based in Braintree in Essex and close to London's Stansted Airport, is one of the best known suppliers of short run and prototype iron and non-ferrous castings in the South of England and has dealt with architects, designers and sculptors for various projects around the World as well as English Heritage and lottery funded and local council projects. FSE Foundry has worked on many projects throughout the UK, such as a new shop front for Paul Smith at 11 Albemarle Street London, designed and tendered by 6a Architects, which shows the capabilities and expertise that FSE

Paul Smith Shop front – Albemarle Street

By using the traditional sand moulding technique, but incorporating CNC pattern manufacture, FSE cast 60 Spheroidal Graphite Iron panels that were creating an interlocking pattern of circles. Due to the moulding techniques employed and the expertise at hand, texture, depth and creativity can be explored, resulting in very bespoke and distinctive artefacts being created.

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FSE Foundry has worked with 6a Architects on a number of projects, including cladding at Raven Row Art Gallery, 56 Artillery Lane London and bespoke aluminium handrails at Arper Showroom, 11 Clerkenwell Road London. Not only has FSE Foundry produced structural cladding for prestigious designers, but has also helped numerous sculptors, such as Harry Gray and Charles Hadcock, convert their ideas into reality.

brass alloy grilles and grates that enhance their elegance, as can be found at the Tate Britain. FSE Foundry is also well known for its ability to produce bespoke castings to match original Listed Building features such as railings, balustrades, window frames, columns and many more.

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Irene Joliot Curie Residences

BE Hauvette and DATA [Architectes] One of the aims of this project is to allow natural light and fresh air (in the summer) into the horizontal circulations spaces, this is thanks to the judiciously distributed openings. The vegetation planted in the suspended planters will soon fall in cascades. The building has a horizontal «sectioning». On either side of the central «block» which constitutes the of the residence consists of two other distinct blocks : on the northern side, giving on to the square and BrillatSavarin Street, there are two retail shops , on the southern side, another technical facilities. Amongst these blocks there are parking areas for bikes. on top of these three blocks which constitute the broken down into two programmatic superimposed «stratums»:

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accommodation as well as housing some of the shared facilities. This splitting of the building is accentuated by a slight shift of these «drawers» between each other, by approximately which transfer the charges. The concrete facade is insulated by the by shear walls perpendicular to the facade, with a spacing of 3.60m for shear every two rooms). The residence presents to the city a facade which is both smooth and deep, punctuated by the rhythm of beautiful high windows, at least two per room. The frames and openings are completely masked by an exterior golden anodized aluminum skin which accentuates the cleanliness of the perforations of the facade. The external plan, a transparent veil of corrugated stainless steel sheets interrupts the regularity of the facades giving a feeling of lightness and depth while playing with the light and colour variations of its immediate surroundings. Extending the geometrical theme, two grooves break up the surface

of the top ‘drawer’, to create two terraces for collective use. The two notches formed in the volume of the building each carry a green roof. The decision to build a compact functioning. The thick walls stock the heat the day and releases it at night. Insulation levels in the building can achieve a reduction in energy consumption corresponding to approximately 30% compared to thermal regulations. The establishment of more than 160m2 participates in the production of hot water. The collected rain water from the roofs is stocked in a tank for sanitary use or for watering the gardens.

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Armstrong launches online ceilings CPD The first online CPD for suspended ceilings has been launched by Armstrong. Leading interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings is believed to have become the first in its sector to launch an online RIBA CPD. Available through, Suspended ceilings and the environment has been designed to provide architects with an improved understanding of how suspended ceilings can help reduce our impact on the environment.

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The site for this house is at a prominent bend in the road, where an old drover’s track meets a large oak tree marking the boundary of this small rural village. The existing building was an introverted former Baptist’s chapel suffering from subsidence. We realised that in replacing it we must design a house that took full advantage of the site’s long views across farmland to the west, whilst doing justice to its position and registering the memory of the chapel – still remembered with fondness by the villagers. The building’s unusual composition resulted from a considered response to its local and historic context. In plan, the building is broken down into two slim, offset blocks, in keeping with the scale of the neighbouring cottage. The block facing the road has an apsidal form; a ‘memory’ of the demolished chapel, and shields the set-back rear block from view. This approach creates a dramatic skyline with the house’s tall brick chimney appearing to float between the two distinct halves of the house. The two storeys of the house are distinguished on the outside by the white brick plinth of the ground floor, and the pale render and tile hung walls of the upper floor, echoing local vernacular construction. This distinction between the floors is carried through internally with the expansive living space of the first floor contrasting with the private sleeping quarters of the ground floor. The ground floor is dense with detail and materials, including oak, black stone and a white brick vault. The complex plan adds to the intrigue, creating a comfortable and private series of spaces that feel as if they are carved from the weighty brick plinth. The cave-like atmosphere heightens the contrast with the light, airy living space of the piano nobile above. This lofty space fills the entire volume of the first floor, under an undulating roofscape, and enjoys spectacular views across the countryside through 4m high windows, set between a series of columns. A low central section creates an intimate area around an open fireplace, with two free-standing walnut cabinets defining the kitchen and study areas. The house and garden were designed as a single entity, carefully integrating the project into its site. A long brick-edged strip of planting extends from the house continuing along the central axis. This is planted with lavender, which follows the underground routes of the rainwater harvesting and heat pump: a visual indicator of the sustainable technologies that have been integral

to the design. This house engages with its wider landscape and fully utilises its unique setting, giving the clients a dramatic and comfortable home and continuing the variety, scale and material richness of the village. Client’s Brief: The clients’ converted former Baptist chapel in Plaistow, a small rural village in West Sussex, had ceased to be viable due to subsidence. They decided to demolish it and build a new, two storey, 3 bedroom house on the site, which would be sustainable, take better advantage of the site, incorporate an office, and allow them to entertain up to 10 dinner guests. Planning Constraints: Plaistow is a rural village with a Conservation Area at its heart. The Sussex vernacular predominates. The new house occupies a prominent position at one of the entrances to the village. The tight site has a road bordering its eastern side; to the west are open fields. Chichester District Council engaged in a constructive dialogue with the architects, culminating in the proposals being approved by the planning committee. Materials: Externally, the house makes use of a white brick for the ground floor, and for the first floor a mixture of self-coloured render (made using recycled glass), and tile hanging, re-using the roof tiles from the demolished building. It has a lead roof. Windows and doors are timber, external railings are galvanised steel, and paving consists of granite sets and blue-black limestone. Internally the ground floor has stone floors and walls, oak panelling and a vaulted ceiling lined with white brick. The first floor is predominantly white-painted plastered masonry, with oak floors and walnut built-in furniture. Method of Construction: To counter any further subsidence the house is built off a piled deck, and uses masonry cavity wall construction. A beam and block floor spans the first floor, with an in-situ slab tying together the two halves of the building. The roof is steel and timber-framed. Sustainability: The house uses a ground-source heat-pump for heating and cooling; recycles rainwater; and is designed using passive solar techniques to make use of thermal mass, with south-facing windows set in deep reveals to limit solar gain in summer and increase it in winter.

House In Bohermore By Boyd Cody Architects This small rural dwelling, 100m2, is edge of the village of Graiguenamanagh, on a south-facing hill overlooking mount Brandon. Two boundary walls one retaining the other freestanding anchor the building to the site.

increasing internally in width from 1 to 5m and in height from 2.1 to 2.7m in the hillside. The volumes are drawn external courtyards between the rooms dwelling remains closed to the road, where a recessed entrance formed out threshold. A doorway set between two courtyards and meadow below.

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Walls are rendered externally and in

timber screens form the intermittent volumes. The roof is covered with a

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data storage companies in the UK. Even though very few hand produced blue prints and drawings are created these days, we still look after thousands in their original form thanks to the long and trusting relationship we’ve established with our clients. Of course since CAD became the new media tool of choice designs, plans and drawings are now all held on hard drives, tapes and MSD’s. Likewise, the

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With the introduction of CAD we were somewhat saddened to see so many drawing boards deposited into our archives only to see out the last years of their useful lives sat in storage, while their owners came to terms with the bright new future. However, some things never change as more and more models, prototypes, samples and equipment have gradually replaced yesterday’s material in storage and will no doubt in their turn

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TAKING STUDENT ACCOMMODATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL towers, designed by architects Hodder + Partners, adds to the building’s eye Aluminium systems throughout. At 33 storeys there are 520 bedrooms in a mix cluster style communal accommodation adjacent to Manchester’s higher education precinct. Providing continuity with the surrounding podium element at street level with angled a sheltered pavement area. Four distinctive podium complementing other nearby, recently completed buildings. Both the taller north east and north west towers stand prominent providing an impressive presence on the Manchester skyline.

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Standing at 109 metres, the recently completed, Student Castle in Great Marlborough Street, Manchester, is the tallest student accommodation in the world and dominates the skyline as the third tallest building in the city.

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Client: Cumbria County Council Architect: Halliday Clark Main Contractor: Kier Construction Engineer: BDP Structural Frame: X-LAM Alliance

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the Design and Construction Journey Furness Academy has been hailed as a ground-breaking project, as one of the largest educational facilities to be developed in the UK, using cross laminated timber (CLT), as the core structural component.

current and future challenges. Furness Academy aspired to be more than just a place of learning - at a social level it has been established as a hub for the local community and a beacon of change for the area.

From conception to completion, this project review complied by the X-LAM Alliance, incorporates input from all contributors, with the aim of demonstrating the successful collaboration of specialist organisations working together professionally and coherently at all levels to ensure the safe delivery of an outstanding project – on time and within budget. The Academy has achieved outstanding environmental performance for the structural frame with sequestered carbon values of - 1395 tonnes of CO2e.

continual collaboration in order to achieve a successful outcome within a tight timeframe.

Cumbria County Council had an urgent requirement for a new Academy, the initial concept was was for one outstanding centre of learning, with the target of accommodating 1,200 pupils by the academic year 2013/14. learning environment delivering an unparalleled education for pupils, with additional accommodation allowing the school to meet its

The choice of main contractor, architect, engineers and

Architectural Overview A holistic approach of positioning the user at the heart of the design process shaped the architecture around both the functional and social aspects of this project. Architects are acutely aware of the value of good design, not only for the ability to ‘lift the spirits’ but also for the added value it brings to the community, believing that good architecture is fundamental the school and that education is ultimately about economic and social regeneration. In essence, the quality of the environment delivered through architecture can bring about lasting positive cultural change. Structural Philosophy The structural requirement was learning environment by providing a 7m clear span between external and internal CLT walls. This improves

the general building arrangement, consisting of two advanced teaching spaces either side of an internal corridor. Working closely with the manufacturer and specialist contractor team from the X-LAM Alliance, a 20m super XL panel was selected to span the full width of the block. This permitted a structurally speed of erection. The project is one of the largest cross laminated timber schools in the UK, featuring a hybrid structure design, using a combination of CLT and structural steelwork to create spaces that respond to the architectural design drivers. A cascading, visually exposed CLT staircase forms a central hub to the Academy. Careful structural design was required in order to maximise the visual impact and showcase the aesthetic appeal and natural warmth of the exposed engineered timber. CLT is also used to great practical

as well as accelerating follow-on packages by integrating architectural and building services opening requirements into the fabrication process. ONSITE STORY Site conditions proved far from ideal and the team experienced heavy rain, wind and snow throughout the 22 week construction period. This presented particular challenges for panel unloading, erection and associated plant movements. The health and safety considerations around moving panels of this size on site with large plant were considerable and required careful scheduling. Consequently additional planning was required to schedule deliveries of materials to coincide with panel lifts as part of the erection sequence. These operations added to the total crane time on site and required stringent monitoring. In total an astounding 1,988 white wood spruce cross laminated timber panels and 184 tonnes of steel were delivered, over the course of the 22 weeks, in 57 loads.

hall. The fully enclosed CLT box with Building Performance Following completion of the project, good sound insulation and a robust acoustic testing (carried out by BDP) surface - ideal for a sports hall. and air permeability testing (carried out by HRS Services) took place. The selection of CLT as the principal The Academy is ventilated via both material has enabled the main mechanical and natural methods contractor to reduce programme depending on room location and time for the frame construction, type.

Indoor ambient noise level measurements were taken in line with the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) Guidelines, Noise from Building Services for mechanical and mixed mode ventilated areas. For naturally ventilated rooms, measurements were undertaken in line with the ANC Good Practice Guide for Acoustic Testing of Schools where three were taken at three locations within each room. The acoustic testing demonstrating

carried out in line with the following standards: ATTMA TSL2 Oct 2010 Issue – Measuring Air Permeability of BS EN 13829:2001 Thermal


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the front entrance door. Pressure and the building were measured located central and external to

start and end of the test along with measured. The Air Permeability tests revealed 3 / (h.m2 general building achieving a value of 3.22m3/(h.m2 where both were required to meet 3 /(h.m2).




An Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Academy in Norfolk has chosen Supacord carpet with inlaid bespoke logo mats from Heckmondwike FB to create a distinctive new identity and to help achieve its vision of becoming a ‘World Class’ learning establishment. The new Ormiston Venture Academy, which replaced the former Oriel High School in 2010, required over 2,600sqm of Supacord fibre bonded carpet and three bespoke logo mats installed as part of a £8m refurbishment and new build extension. A brand new ‘entrance plaza’ provides the focal point for the new academy. Heckmondwike FB was called upon to reinforce the school’s brand identity in this key area by producing a bespoke flooring design which incorporates the schools logo and colours. The robust properties of fibre bonded carpet, which will not ravel or fray, meant that contractors B & K Systems were able to cut the Supacord carpet on site to create a complementary flooring design.

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Supacord in Steel Grey was used extensively in the school throughout corridor areas and in some of the classrooms. These colours from the Supacord range create a neutral base for bright vibrant furniture to be added to create a stunning effect. Widely specified in secondary schools, these colours are recognised for their positive effect on pupils’ mood and concentration. Sam Thomson, Finance Director at

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Ormiston Venture Academy, said: “We are delighted with the flooring design in our new entrance plaza. It really sets the scene for the rest of the school and supports our vision to become a world class academy. We are confident that it will provide a long-term, cost-effective solution thanks to its durability and ability to withstand the demands of the busy school environment.” The school will also benefit from the durability of Supacord, which is renowned in the education sector, where it is vital that floorcoverings are able to withstand heavy wear and tear. On projects like this, where sustainability is important, Supacord has been assessed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and has gained a BRE Global A+ environmental rating for use in school buildings, offices and retail outlets. The academy building has been transformed by the £8m refurbishment which included extensive remodelling of the existing building and the addition of a new two storey block, classrooms and facilities. The aim of the refurbishment was to create a University-style building, including a tiered lecture theatre, to encourage the aspirations of its pupils and the local community. Heckmondwike FB is one of the leading carpet suppliers to the education, commercial and public sectors and is well-known for the excellent value, durability and high performance of its products.

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So how do we do this and still achieve durable, practical and aesthetically pleasing results?? Most folks now appreciate the beautifully elegant & warm finish wood floors can give, against the alternative cold harsh finish of stone or marble, or the high maintenance & unhealthy & unhygienic option of carpets. Although there’s a fairly new arrival that’s starting to shake things up a bit in the wood flooring world – Shabby Chic. The ‘Shabby-Chic’ look is the current ‘thing’ to have and we’re finding that, when it’s done in a complementary manner, the results are astounding. We’re going to look at some of the ways this can be achieved with maximum effect. Ok, so we’re focussing here on one of the most effective ways to create amazing results and give the biggest impact to the planners, customers and, most importantly, the planet – real wood floors!! We’ve spoken to Joseph Piner from, an expert in renovating real wood floors, to hear his viewpoints. Joseph has over 20 years’ experience in the field and has travelled the globe renovating wooden floors for the domestic market and, now more so, in large area, commercial environments. Joseph and his considerable team work with Local Authorities around the country and are branching out alongside hotel chains, historical building owners and major building contractors countrywide. Joseph mentions; “One of the best parts of our job is revealing the hidden treasures that already exist in the floors of most properties of any age. Wooden floors, more often than not, have been covered in carpet, protecting the wood from extensive damage but allowing it to age gracefully, to later create an amazing degree of character. Wooden floors, when sanded and

lacquered, provide one of the most spectacular looks to a room and can give an incredible level of impact to any renovation plan”. Of course, it’s great that this enables us to retain our buildings’ existing materials but there’s also a real reason why reclaimed floorboards are vastly more expensive than new floor boards. It’s because of the natural age of the wood – the older the wood, the more stunning the result. And that’s exactly what an aged wooden floor does when it’s renovated correctly – it stuns the onlooker. One of the first things that comes out of people’s mouths when they enter a room is, “Wow, I love the floor!” As if we couldn’t ask for any more, the advantages of renovated wooden floors go much further and are a lot closer to home. Although the long term benefits to the environment are indisputable, we don’t have to wait generations to really feel the benefit of wooden floors. Joseph Piner goes on to mention the immediate health benefits: “We’re being approached now, more than ever, to renovate floors because of the immediate health benefits. Incidences of Asthma and numerous other allergies unfortunately seem to have escalated over the last 20 years or so and we know these are exacerbated by excessive dust levels and harbouring dust mites. Coupled with a far easier cleaning procedure than that of alternative floor coverings, renovated wooden floors overcome this major health problem”. Be warned, this procedure can go terribly wrong if not done correctly, so be well aware of this. As great as the results can be, conversely, it can give catastrophic results when done badly. More often than not, this is down to inexperience or poor product knowledge of the contractor, so pick a competent floor sanding company with extensive experience in the floor sanding trade and, preferably, one that specialises in floor sanding and nothing else. For more information visit

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Oak Floors Online is rapidly becoming well known for the high quality of their products and service, along with an honesty that’s quite frankly a ‘breath of fresh air’ within the flooring industry. Not content on simply selling oak flooring and its related products just to make a profit, Oak Floors Online make every effort to help and advise every customer about how natural oak flooring performs in various environments, so that each person can make an informed decision on whether or not it is the correct and suitable choice for their own situation. Many companies steer away from the truth about potential issues with oak flooring and its installation, but Oak Floors Online actually highlight them from the beginning in an aim to ensure that the customer sources the product they want, and knows how it needs to be maintained thereafter. “It’s better to lose an order than to supply the wrong product or information to simply ‘get the sale’ because if the sale goes wrong thereafter, it leaves the customer unhappy and out of pocket, whilst giving the product and industry a bad reputation” says Will Morris, the Director of Flooring Operations and Development for Oak Floors Online. It’s this honest approach that has helped Oak Floors Online grow over the last few years, whilst developing many ongoing relationships with satisfied customers who return time and time again. Rather than stock hundreds of different flooring products that may confuse potential customers, Oak Floors Online choose to keep a selected range of, in their opinion, the most popular and desirable finishes available, and at very competitive rates. This is backed up by a passion for quality that often exceeds what the most demanding customer expects, thus providing the perfect mix of attributes for a successful business that puts its customers first. Free samples of all oak flooring products are available via the website at:

The pre-drilled Birch plywood underside reduces thermal resistance, so improves UFH performance and efficiency, even with a full 6mm oak wear layer. The heat from your UFH system travels through the board faster and more easily, making your UFH more efficient, and so saves you money on your heating costs

Looking for structural oak flooring for installation over UFH? Look no further… Innovation is at the forefront of everything that happens within Oak Floors Online, and one recent development may solve a problem for many Architects and Project Designers when it comes to specifying or recommending suitable oak flooring for installation over Under Floor Heating systems. Oak Floors Online have developed a unique product called ThruFlow, which is a 22mm thick engineered product with a full 6mm wear layer

of oak that’s heat-bonded to a high quality Birch plywood underside. This plywood underside has a precise pattern of holes drilled accurately and sufficiently into it during manufacture to reduce the thermal resistance of the finished product, whilst still maintaining the structural strength and stability that’s required for these installation situations. Thermal resistance for the 22mm ThruFlow is significantly better than a standard 20mm or 21mm engineered product, so allowing the UFH system to work more efficiently whilst the floor performs robustly and effectively within the

B&NO finish with Birch plywood underside for excellent stability, that’s Pre-drilled to reduce thermal resistance & to improve UFH efficiency “When buying and installing an oak floor, you want to do it once not twice... So with that in mind, quality and accurate machining tolerances are vital”

most challenging of UFH situations. The ThruFlow is currently only available as a Brushed & Natural Oiled finish but other finishes are planned for the future, when Oak Floors Online have gathered more information about market demand. Linked to and supported by a successful Timber Merchant and Roof Truss Manufacturer, Oak Floors Online can provide anything and everything to do with timber, including any bespoke shape and size of oak that may be required.

Libeskind Reveals Timber Physics Building for Durham University Daniel Libeskind

has released images of a new “landmark” building planned for Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in England. The £10 million facility, which will house the industry-leading Institute for Computational Cosmology and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, was awarded to Libeskind after the New York-based architect won a competition for the project last July. When completed in 2015, the timber building is expected to “complement” the traditional buildings that surround it while serving as an exemplar for sustainable design.

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LEVATO MONO - Architectural Porcelain Pavers & Pedestal System The Levato Mono paver system is the pinnacle of external raised flooring technology; enabling architects to specify lightweight, slip resistant and attractive raised flooring solutions, which combine incredible technical properties with uncompromised aesthetics, making them the ideal choice for commercial and domestic use alike. High load and impact resistance; extreme wear and scratch resistance; frost and fireproof; colour fast and extremely resistant to staining; resistance to mould and algae growth–these qualities ensure an extremely low maintenance and trouble free flooring solution. Matching internal tiling options are also available allowing for seamless visual transition between internal and external spaces. Available in 40+ plus colours and finishes in both ultra-realistic timber and stone pavers, combining 3D printing and mould making technology, to reproduced identical copies of natural materials and with up to 30 prints available for each paver range , once laid, the eye is unable to discern any replicated pattern allowing for a completely natural looking surface. Recently specified for external dining areas at London Zoo as well as for the new Portico Terrace at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; one of our Levato Mono sandstone effect paver ranges was considered so similar to natural sandstone material, that is was sanctioned for use on this grade 1 listed building by English Heritage. Used in conjunction with height adjustable fixed head or self- levelling pedestals or fixed height paver support pads, the Levato Mono system makes it possible to create perfectly level surfaces over uneven sub-surfaces. Ideal for installation over all waterproof membranes our support systems cover height ranges from 7mm to 550mm and incorporate a patented selflevelling slope correction facility with the convenience of height adjustment after the pavers are installed.

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Just a few of the benefits at a glance: t ‘Floating floor’ – installation over single ply membranes. t Eternal product - zero maintenance required – offering massive over-life savings. t Highly abrasion and stain resistant. t Highly slip resistant ; R11 and achieved up to +65 wet in the BS pendulum test. t Lightweight – 45kgs per m2. t High load bearing and impact resistance. t Timber & stone effects ; 40+ finishes available. t Ideal for balconies, roof terraces and piazzas, for both commercial & residential use. t Completely non porous. t Fire & frost proof.

GGF Launches New Safety and Security Glazing Good Practice Guide The Glass and Glazing Federation has recently launched a new publication entitled, “Safety and Security Glazing – Good Practice Guide”. The new guide covers the use of safety and security glass and glazing in buildings including not just windows, doors and curtain walling but also interiors such as shower enclosures and elevator enclosures. The guide also details the key performances of safety and security glazing when subject to manual, ballistic and explosive attacks. Other areas concerning the safety of persons such as overhead glazing, protective glass barriers, glass stairs and floors are also comprehensively covered. The guide, which effectively brings all the key information on safety and security glazing into one publication, is primarily aimed at informing architects, specifiers, building planners, surveyors and building managers. Steve Rice, Director of Glazing and Secretary of the GGF Glazing Executive, has been instrumental in the production of this publication by collaborating with several Industry experts who sit on the GGF Safety and Security Technical Group. Steve commented, “This publication plugs a huge gap in the current industry information on safety and security glazing. Companies in the Industry have been waiting a long time for a comprehensive authoritative publication that not only covers the subject in detail, but also supplies the technical datasheets for reference, to help companies manufacture and install security and safety glazing to prevent or resist accidents occurring.” Every Member Company has been sent a printed copy of the safety and security glazing – Good Practice Guide, but it also available for download in the GGF Members Area of the GGF’s website;

For more information on the GGF Safety and Security Glazing Groups please contact Steve Rice, or visit the Groups’ web pages;


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SCHIEDEL ABSOLUT XPert: The UK’s largest manufacturer of Chimney Systems, Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd., has just launched the ABSOLUT XPert Chimney System with an Integrated Insulated Combustion Air Shaft. Designed for the new generation of air-tight homes, Schiedel

CHALLENGE 1 - Condensation forming on the chimney block. surrounding air can turn to condensation on the surface of the foam concrete as insulation in the blocks that form the shaft,

CHALLENGE 2 - Heat transmission to the outside of the building via the chimney block. areas, when it comes to heat transmission between the warm interior of the house and the cold exterior. The Absolut XPert

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CHALLENGE 3 - The supply of air to the appliance in an air tight house.

Calor LPG – low carbon energy beyond the gas main Calor’s experience suggests that the benefits of LPG are often not considered, when replacing an oil boiler. With many old oil boilers running at below 50% efficiency the temptation has been to simply upgrade the appliance to a better performing modern oil-burning equivalent. However, switching to a new LPG boiler can deliver much more. LPG prices tend to be more stable than oil prices, so switching to LPG enables clients to budget more accurately. Furthermore the overall running costs of a system, its capital cost and true operating efficiency, is an area in which LPG can beat oil. Working with Blades Low carbon Systems, Calor can now offer LPG heating solutions that operate at even higher system efficiencies than new oil systems. Calculations indicate that the savings achieved more than offset any additional costs associated with switching fuels. The Blades boiler system has been designed to deliver up to 97% heating system efficiency, working with a building’s traditional hot radiator system. By contrast, many oil boiler systems seldom run anywhere near their quoted boiler efficiency of 95% when heating an existing, old radiator system. Instead they typically run at around 85% efficiency. Having established that running an LPG system can actually be cheaper than oil, CalorForce, Calor’s in-house engineering and installation team, can undertake any necessary work to switch from oil. The supply contract, tank and pipework installation, plus the physical heating solution can all be offered in one simple end to end process. Calor can even arrange removal of your existing oil tank and boiler. The advantages of LPG for commercial users in off-gas areas go much further than cost-saving and convenience. LPG is the lowest carbon, offgas mains fossil fuel, emitting 11.7% less CO2 per kWh than oil. Oil leakage is becoming a major concern for commercial users, costing some businesses thousands of pounds in clean-up costs and fines. Unburnt LPG is carbon neutral, and simply evaporates into the atmosphere. Similarly oil is relatively easy to steal, whereas the theft of LPG is rare. LPG is now widely recognised as the most appropriate fossil fuel for providing heating and hot water to modern, low carbon, off-gas industries and businesses.

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Heating and Cooling Fight! A fight for control over the temperature is often played out in my house; I prefer a cooler environment than my more tropically inclined partner. Behind the scenes a more costly battle is often taking place and it’s between far more obstinate rivals. The controllers of heating and cooling systems often fight for supremacy as one cools the other decides heat is needed and vice versa, resulting in huge energy bills and a total lack of comfort for the end user.

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Thankfully a simple solution is available: Commander from North Building Technologies provides an intelligent link between heating and cooling systems that prevents such conflict, improves comfort, and can provide huge energy savings. Commander can intelligently interface to Daikin, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Heatmiser, Honeywell and many more. We also have our own range of underfloor heating and HVAC controllers. Commander has a web interface compatible with Apple and Android tablets and smart phones, which gives the user full control of temperatures and time profiles. Commander is also able to provide a link to third party user interfaces such as Crestron, AMX and Control4, lighting systems from Lutron, Legrand, Philips and Helvar and standards such as BACnet and Modbus. Think of Commander as the central, multilingual brain for your building, with multiple user interface options available.

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Pegler Yorkshire, market-leading manufacturer of plumbing and heating products, will be exhibiting on stand N1750 at this year's EcoBuild, taking place at London’s Excel from 4th - 6th March 2014. ‘Connect and Control’ will be Pegler Yorkshire’s theme as they display a range of technologically advanced products and showcase how the firm offers both systems and solutions for connecting and controlling flow for plumbing and heating applications. Connect helps to improve building installation processes for contractors and installers and Ecobuild 2014 will see the unveiling of INSIGHT, Pegler Yorkshire’s innovative new online selector tool designed to help them identify the most effective way to join pipe work in any given situation. Control, on the other hand, features products that are especially aimed at improving building performance through energy and water management. "We are pleased to be attending EcoBuild once again and shall look forward to demonstrating our systems and their capabilities as well as meeting up with customers old and new," said Phill Jackson business development and marketing director Pegler Yorkshire. "Products in the spotlight include our new designer range of Terrier Décor TRVs, the latest technologies in heating interface units and commissioning valves. "We remain committed to helping all our customers achieve greater sustainability through water saving, energy efficient and cost saving products," continued Phill. "This is achieved by continually pushing the boundaries of traditional installations by developing new products and working together with specifiers and installers alike." To promote the leading performance of Terrier TRVs, Pegler Yorkshire is running a national promotion to tie in with this year’s Yorkshire Festival of cycling featuring the Tour de France, visit stand N1750 to find out more.




Superquilt savings on New Build and Refurbishment

Superquilt multi-foil insulation was developed by YBS Insulation to provide a cost effective and simple solution to meet the ever increasing demands of Part L for New Build and Refurb. Used on its own or as part of a complete insulation system with additional insulation, Superquilt offers specifiers a way to maximise space whilst saving money and on site, contractors benefit from ease of installation and dramatically improved air-tightness. To find out more, please visit our all new website which includes U-value Calculations, installation instructions & videos and contact details for your local Technical Sales Consultant who will visit you on site or your office, discuss solutions which will suit your requirements and arrange free of charge U-value Calculations. Superquilt is Agrèment certified to the new standard EN16012 for determination of thermal performance of reflective insulation and is accepted by LABC, STAS and NHBC.

YBS Insulation

YBS Insulation, the UK market leader in reflective insulation technology is now in its’ twentieth year and has built an impressive portfolio of products to suit all requirements. 2013 was a year of change for the Sheffield-based manufacturer, with a number of changes to strengthen the Board and re-focus efforts on the UK market. The business has embarked on a period of growth and manufacturing capacity has been significantly increased to ensure the growing demand can be supported. Tim Elster FCMA MBA MIFT joined the board as Non-Executive Chairman, in September. Tim has considerable top level business development experience gained in a wide variety of manufacturing and service sector businesses. Another Tim, Tim Heard, has recently been appointed Sales and Marketing Director to spearhead growth in the UK. Tim has more than 20 years experience of the Building Materials sector, with a number of those spent in the Insulation arena. Chris Woodhall, managing director at YBS Insulation, said “Tim Elster brings proven top level management expertise to the YBSI, which will be increasingly important as the company grows. Tim Heard’s appointment is particularly significant both for YBS and our customers. His marketing expertise, specialist knowledge and hard-won experience will be instrumental in strengthening our offer to our customers in the UK. We are delighted to welcome both Tim’s to the board.

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Opticlean – a diffuser that won’t stand out With over 45 years’ experience in air distribution products, Krantz has developed the Opticlean, a new generation of ceiling diffusers.

Now you see it...

Now you don’t!

THE NAME KRANTZ IS RENOWNED FOR QUALITY AND INNOVATION of air distribution products. With over 45 years’

experience in this field and the pioneers of induction (twist/swirl), displacement and up-flow systems now commonly used around the world today, Krantz developed the Opticlean, which takes the next step in new generation ceiling diffusers and offers discrete, high induction air supply.

So what’s it all about?

The unique design incorporates the standard ceiling manufacturer’s suspended ceiling tile (16-23% free area) as its faceplate and is therefore almost invisible once installed. Furthermore, the induction is created millimetres from the face of the diffuser so room air is not induced into the plenum. As a result, the amount of dirty room air accumulated on the face is very low, ensuring the Opticlean remains unobtrusive years after installation and will very rarely need cleaning – unlike conventional swirl diffusers. Further test work has shown that these tiles, without scrim backing material, can also be used for extract, removing the need for additional grilles/ diffusers and ensuring both supply and extract systems (ducted or ceiling void) achieve maximum performance and minimal aesthetic intrusion of the suspended ceiling system. No longer will the spacing of diffusers be compromised when once the symmetrical appearance was preferred over the technically best possible layout.

Architectural dream

The Opticlean has been referred to as an ‘architectural dream’ due to its unimposing design. This, coupled with its technical abilities of air volumes from 17 l/s to 222 l/s, temperature differentials of ± 10K, mounting heights from 2.5-4.5 metres, low sound power level and pressure loss (suitable for fan coil units) and high occupant comfort to DIN EN ISO 7730, the Opticlean is also the friend of the mechanical engineer. All the usual features you would expect for ceiling mounted diffusers are also available, including small side entry plena for low or congested ceiling voids, dampers and segment covers for 2-way and 3-way discharge. The Opticlean can also be retrofitted with little modification to an existing ceiling system. The Opticlean has quickly become a firm favourite with installations at The Shard, Finsbury Circus House and ExCel, London. Andrew Grint, Project Director of Hilson Moran commented “We have found that the Krantz Opticlean has become very popular with many of our clients and have completed projects including BCO ‘Best of the Best’ winner K&L Gates, One New Change, London. In this application Opticlean work well with FCU’s benefiting from low Pd while achieving good room comfort conditions without having to compromise on the clean, modern look that many of our customers want to achieve. Clients and Architects like the fact that they are hidden behind the perforated ceiling tiles to achieve clean lines and unobtrusive room aesthetics.”

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ALTEA by Jorge Pensi Sandler Seating is proud to present ALTEA by Jorge Pensi. As a leading exponent of Spanish design, Pensi’s chairs are characterized by his creative ingenuity and artful balance of form and function. His celebrated studio is globally recognized for contemporary design, and some of Pensi’s early products - such as the Toledo chair and Regina lamp have since become icons of Spanish furniture. For this elegant range of chairs, Pensi’s studio has produced a classic form, capable of a wide range of use. With smooth, embracing curves and a range of custom bases, ALTEA offers private.

ALTEA’s high-backed armchairs offer comfort and adroit The pieces’ versatility also allows them to harmonize beautifully in a deft residential interior. ALTEA is part of the INCLASS Collection - a furniture anthology underpinned by craftsmanship, attention to - the upholstery hub of Spain. In combining family expertise with modern technology, the INCLASS collection is a great showcase of quality, classic furniture design, built to last. The ALTEA range is no exception.

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“I studied as a sculptor therefore form and texture are primary. Design must be pure and have great qualities which achieve timelessness. I want my furniture to survive and be appreciated for a long time, like the antiques I also sell. I love research and academic discoveries which tell you more about a piece, but the mood created by the design, scale, colour or condition is what really inspires me.” Christopher Howe 2004 Christopher Howe offers an unusually varied stock - since the age of twenty Christopher has acquired an extraordinary range of rare furniture and objects dating from the 17th through to the 20th centuries. Most of this stock is now available to view online or can be seen in his large shop located on the prestigious Pimlico Road in London.

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Clever Magnetic Glass Screening from The Shopkit Group Shopkit have just added some very clever mobile magnetic glass screens to their popular range of contemporary products for mobile glass screens are minimal in style and yet are both strong reposition and lock into place. But these are no ordinary mobile screens as they cleverly provide

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Nomad Ideas Started 11 years ago with my eldest daughter Emma, Nomad Ideas is a family business which sources unique and beautiful kilim rugs from Turkey. Using these rugs we create bespoke furniture, home accessories, shoes, bags and many other lovely things for you and your home. Istanbul and our contact there soon became a the business after she gained a distinction in a three year course from The Association of Master Upholsterers. She works using the traditional methods so the beautiful old kilims have a chance to live another lifetime on a piece of furniture.

We also sell the rugs themselves. Nothing looks more beautiful or brightens up a room better than a kilim, each one tells its own unique story through pattern and colour, whilst bringing a warm and homely feel to any space. With the added bonus of being very hard wearing! When needed we use local craftsmen to make the bases, be it the metal frame work for the brushed steel fender seats or the wooden frames for our furniture, they are all designed to be strong and made to last. This allows us to make each piece truly bespoke, whether it’s twisted or straight uprights for your fender or an unusually shaped stool, it’s all possible. are usually antique, depending on the requirements. All are stripped back to the

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frame which then is treated and strengthened before being traditionally re-upholstered. There is no point putting a precious rug on a piece of furniture that will not stand the test of time. Our business is a family concern so we are very happy to discuss any design ideas you may have. Every detail is carefully thought through and we hope nothing is left to chance. We’ve made furniture and products to send to Greece, France, Germany, America and many other places. Every item is lovingly wrapped and packed in a crate so it arrives in perfect condition. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to create pieces that will be passed down, with happy family memories, to your grandchildren, as we feel this is no less than these beautiful old kilims deserve.

Exemplar of Sustainable Architecture: 1315 Peachtree by Perkins+Will

Understanding that environmental responsibility is an integral part of design excellence, Perkins + Will’s Peachtree, serves as an example on how current technologies can be used to achieve LEED

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toxic materials from our building products.

performance civic-focused building. Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta across from the High Museum of Art, the new building continues to house the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library and introduces a new street-level tenant space occupied by the Museum of Design Atlanta

in the Northern Hemisphere at this time. shows what happens when true innovation in design, sustainability and reuse come together. This designation further underscores Atlanta’s city in the United States. I applaud Perkins+Will on their achievement.” Kasim Reed – Mayor, City of Atlanta The Midtown Atlanta location was chosen for its reuse challenge, understanding that with an average level of energy performance new construction (see The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of easily accessible from in-town neighborhoods, the Arts Center Transit Station and has access to shopping, dining and cultural venues. This walking, bicycling or using mass transit and carpooling.

for up to 240 employees. Continue reading for more information on the highest LEED score building in the Northern Hemisphere.

revealing the concrete structure and diverting

“As Mayor of the city, I am proud that Atlanta is home to the highest LEED score of any building

was also able to match materials for reuse with local needs, resulting in donations to over 20

order to improve the streetscape and reinforce the urban environment, Perkins + Will introduced a new

Plants used in traditional medicinal applications, + Will’s health care and wellness practice areas of additional oxygen in the soil establishing a healthy root system for the tree. In addition, existing tree wells have been expanded to allow more surface area around the trees to increase water supply while To address the region’s water issues, pervious materials have replaced hardscaping and rainwater

From paints to wall graphics to carpet to furniture, materials and products were screened to reduce VOC’s, PVC, and other toxic substances found on our Precautionary List. Use of these materials as well as increased helps to maintain a clean, healthy indoor air quality. performance curtain wall and glazing system in order to prevent solar heat gain and glare from the west. This change also allowed Perkins + Will to reshape the structure with minimal impact and provide connections between the terrace, creating a variety of spaces to support a creative and collaborative atmosphere for and motorized shade system protects from too much sun penetrating the space. This is Time” that mustn’t be interrupted. Natural daylight and usable outdoor space reduced the amount of energy needed for lighting by 67%. Wireless laptops for each working and a mix of individual benching stations, team rooms, common areas and lounges, both indoor and outdoor, allows workers to comfortably move around throughout the day. Over 60% of the structure is entirely demountable and designed to be deconstructed and repurposed. using water rather than air to heat and cool the space. Cold and hot water is pumped through small capillary mats in the metal ceilings panels throughout. Fresh air ventilation comes from ductwork with small pumps and piping, both space and energy are saved. Combining strategies of daylighting, occupancy distribution and a rooftop energy-recovery wheel reduces the project’s energy usage monitoring system makes sure it’s all properly working together. enthalpy wheel, exchanges heat and humidity from one air-stream to another on the rooftop. Rather than discard used building air, an enthalpy wheel salvages useful energy and transfers it to incoming, fresh air. This saves energy by reducing the need for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.

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Two MicroTurbines, which are compact turbine generators, produce electricity onsite. Perkins + Will uses natural gas as a clean fuel source. Meanwhile, an adsorption chiller uses municipal water as the refrigerant and silica gel as the desiccant, rather This project has received multiple awards and praise from the community. “Perkins+Will





kind of environmentally sustainable measures earned its high LEED score and will continue to pay dividends through energy saving measures for decades to come.” Rick Fedrizzi – President, CEO

As part of a wider refurbishment for Waltham Forrest College, Landscape Architects, Hyland Edgar Driver approached Pendlewood with an outline design idea for a bespoke outdoor area.

working in partnership

Waltham forest college and Hyland Edgar Driver needed contemporary street furniture that was robust and engineered to the highest standards whilst utilising sustainably sourced timbers and Pendlewood were given the challenge to help make their desires come to life. The design included bespoke curved seating, straight seating with and without backrests and matching picnic tables to create a natural area in which staff and pupils could study and chill. The courtyard and furniture are designed to complement Waltham forests college existing buildings. t t t

Bespoke solutions included. Bespoke curved street benches Robust yet contemporary Multi access seating

Pendlewood worked in partnership with Hyland Edgar Driver and Hutton Construction to complete this beautiful courtyard, from initial design discussions to completed manufacture, Pendlewood were at hand, every step of the way...

“Pendlewood were able to create a

bespoke design that accommodated the client’s requirements and really made the project. They were flexible, efficient and a pleasure to work with! ”

Waltham Forest College

Location: Walthamstow, London Client: Learning Skills Council

Waltham Forest College is an existing college on a tight urban site specialising in catering and car mechanics. The landscape strategy will provide a concentrated hub of activity adjacent to the building with more extensive and passive spaces further away. Key social gathering spaces provide seating in open and sunny aspects, with the adaptable core space designed to be flexible in nature providing outdoor performance space with smaller gathering spaces for sitting, relaxing or study groups.

Overall budget including refurbishment was £3.25m

J Waterfield Senior Landscape Architect CMLI Hyland Edgar Driver Street Furniture designed and manufactured by Pendlewood Ltd, Photographs supplied by Hyland Edgar Driver and installation supplied by Hutton Construction. – A winning combination!

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SCOTSCAPE LAUNCHES SECOND GENERATION LIVING WALL SYSTEM Scotscape, the market leader in living wall technology, has launched the second generation of living walls in the UK. Building on the growing success of conventional systems, the company’s development team has produced a brand new system that is lighter, faster to install and more cost- effective, making living wall solutions even more accessible to commercial and residential customers. The new Fabric Living Wall system delivers a wide range of benefits, making installation fast and straightforward and allowing easy application to curved walls, gates and irregular shapes. Suitable for both interior and exterior use, the fabric is planted in-situ, allowing the client to observe the on- going growth and development of plants until the entire fabric is covered in dense foliage. The new system is manufactured from a patented water-retaining fabric, with integrated waterproofing, and is supplied with a full 10 year

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GL Optic has designed a product to solve the challenges of the modern lighting industry and growing LED markets. This handheld spectrometer can be used for everyday quality control of luminaires, lighting engineer field work, lighting design & planning, and by any lighting professional who needs quality, reliability and accuracy in their light and colour measurement. The GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch is perfectly suited for fast assessment of light sources during production, quality control and design development. The GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch integrates the performance of a high-end spectroradiometer into an intuitive, handheld, touch-screen device, making it the world’s first intelligent “smart” spectrometer based on the popular Android mobile-device OS. Critical photometric data is displayed on the 3.2” colour touch display interface, integrated Wi-Fi connectivity makes data transfer and analysis easy with the optional GL SPECTROSOFT PC software, and on-board temperature compensation provides excellent measurement stability and accuracy. Battery life is up to 6 hours and the removable 4Gb micro-SD data storage can auto-save many thousands of spectral power distribution (SPD) readings between 340-750nm at a high 1.7nm spectral resolution. Among the most important features of the instrument are its

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Analytik, partner with German company, GL Optic, announces the first Android-based mobile smart spectrometer for measurement of colour co-ordinates, correlated colour temperature, colour rendering index, luminous flux and many more key lighting parameters.

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Hamilton Litestat, the decorative electrical wiring accessories specialist and lighting control & multi-room audio systems manufacturer, is focused on communicating, to customers, the benefits of offering and utlising new products, designs and especially new technology in 2014. The company’s aim is to help specifiers and contractors generate new business in a year of *‘stronger growth’(*Andrew Burns of The World Bank - as reported on 15 January 2014, BBC News).

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The project above, being a grade II listed building in Bath, a conservation area and an area of outstanding natural beauty, posed significant planning problems. Standard solar panels were refused by the LPA so samples of Solar Slate were submitted by the homeowners, which gained approval. This installation provided a 2.1kWp system without compromising the visual appearance of the property or the local area. Installed by a traditionally skilled roofer in conjunction with an MCS accredited electrician, Solar Slate’s product allows the property owner to receive the government Feed in Tariff reward for the next 20 years so gaining further security of their electricity supply price. Solar Slate will be highlighting its new Solar Slate Multi, which is designed in a much larger format than the established Solar Slate Traditional. The Multi offers a better value for money solution by efficiencies in manufacture and in being quicker and simpler to install, whilst retaining its superior aesthetic appearance Channel 4 presenter and designs guru, Kevin McCloud, said; “It is the ideal solution to generating electricity without affecting the

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The key to achieving the best results from your signage is to work very closely with your chosen signs manufacturer. A good signage company will be experienced in working with architects at all stages of a project, from initial planning and during the build, through to signing off. Julian Rowlandson, Director at Stocksigns encourages the following methodology “you need to develop a relationship with an organisation that has adopted a ‘cradle to grave’ approach. Get your signage company involved from the initial design stage, to breaking ground and completion of the project. Many signage companies will also provide ongoing maintenance and support if required”.

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The client’s brief was for a replacement high quality contemporary dwelling that would take advantage of the site’s topography, with its gently falling gradient which falls away from the road to expose stunning views across the surrounding Cheshire landscape. The site located in the Conservation Area of Halebarns, Manchester was originally occupied by a 1970’s single storey dwelling, overgrown with its associated landscaping that neither utilised the setting and its

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towards the undergrowth of the surrounding trees. The corridor almost becomes an external space between the two wings of the bedroom block due to its frameless glass and

(that are concealed by the concrete louvers) creating a transparent view of the surrounding environment. This corridor provides access The main stair descends into to all the bedrooms (including the double height space, with en-suites), gym and study via full height pivot oak doors. that also leads you down The various rooms utilise the corridor of the bedroom concealed full height and block, with its suspended width glazing, with expressed pre-cast concrete louvers sliding doors elements, that provides both views extends into the landscaping and private access into the through the frameless glass, surrounding landscape.

The double height space of the living space is dominated by the 5m tall, full width glazing to the south, with its external oak louvers at high level (providing suitable shading to the internal space during the summer months, whilst permitting shafts of light to penetrate the space during the winter months), accompanied by the 8m tall chimney structure that penetrates the roof. The kitchen is adjacent to the living space, and provides numerous views through the living space, and back up towards the road and bridges. The two spaces can be separated by a full height x 4m sliding oak door. The client’s requirement for the interior was that it is simple in its detail and appearance, so all the grilles associated with the air conditioning, blind boxes, glazing frames, door frames, and storage spaces etc have been designed so that they are not visible, and do not detract from the simple form and clean lines of the building, and its surrounding views. The building is constructed of load bearing blockwork walls, with supplementary steel structure to achieve the required spans, and pre-cast system with a Jura limestone rainscreen cladding stones and associated stainless steel drips. >>

Oak has been used throughout the building, with the external doors and louvres, being oiled oak which have been utilised to ‘soften’ the facades, whilst internally we have used a and white oiled oak for all the full height internal doors. The landscaping and entrance gate have been designed in conjunction with the house, providing subtle statements that compliment that architectural design of the house, and provides glimpses of the internal detailing of quality of materials used. It is unfortunate that available by constructing their own house using an architect – both in terms of quality of product and value for money. Our client’s have enthusiastically entered into this project and we believe the outcome is not only rare but may constitute to showing the possibilities to a wider audience.

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Two Full Days – Two Seminar Theatres – One Fantastic Opportunity! Timber Expo will again this year deliver an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers from all corners of the built environment. From niche areas to leading trends, the Timber Focus seminar sessions will be characterised by hot topics, architectural gems and inspirational projects.

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Timber is grabbing the headlines for all the right reasons. Clients want to learn more about it, architects love the design flexibility and when it comes to retail, education, leisure and healthcare environments customers love to be closer to it.

will be interested to hear from you. Timber Expo attracts international visitors from across Europe and as far afield as India, Africa and the Americas - all in search of innovation and inspiration. This is why it is so important that the event hones in on ground-breaking projects and stimulating speakers.

Highlights of the 2013 seminar programme included, Architects and Timber: striking designs - the speaker line-up, featured the Gold 2013 Wood Award winning , Bishop Edward King Chapel presented by Tim Marcot of Price and Myers and the Highly Innovation and Inspiration – be part of Commended, Festival House Tower of Love, the event designed by dRMM. ‘A hint of madness in CLT’ presented by Gavin White, Structural The Timber Focus seminars are a key Engineer for Ramboll UK – was extremely element of the show and a central part well received and generated much feedback of the Expo experience. The seminar and lively debate. ‘Life Cycle Tower’ an programme will provide valuable learnings investigation into the commercial feasibility and this year again Timber Expo is looking of a high-rise timber tower, presented by for true innovation represented in iconic Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director at case studies. If you have a project that justly Arup really pushed the boundaries and reflects this criteria and you would like to highlighted the possibilities. be considered to speak in the Timber Focus seminar programme – the event organisers Not only is this an exceptional opportunity

for architects and engineers to showcase outstanding work, but equally, the event presents the chance to network with a global audience. Creative Installations As timber is so tactile and visually striking, Timber Expo is looking for creative installations to extol the virtues of this sustainable, strong and adaptable material. At Timber Expo 2013 Worldscape was the focal point of the exhibition. Conceived and designed by the ground-breaking agency, Atmos - Worldscape was the vision of architect Alex Haw with the core design principle of the world unified - collectively united at a single bench. This unmissable piece of timber design formed the visitor lounge and at the entrance to the event Nacho Marti’s, Expandable Surface System created an eye-catching centrepiece. Based on work undertaken with partners Jacob Bek - the Expandable Surface System seamlessly links materials properties with geometry and structure in a morphogenetic bottom-up process, using 6.5mm birch plywood sheets.

The organisers set out to ‘fire the imagination’ and showcase what is possible in timber and they certainly have at previous events, with an impressive structure designed by teams of engineers from Ramboll, Pryce & Myers and Enginuiti. Affectionately christened ‘the giraffe’ by the TRADA team, one installation, created out of plywood, inspired by a gridshell sculpture, spread like a tree across the foyer.

has proved to be highly successful in creating new business relationships and facilitating meetings. All participants in the Forum have a strong desire to engage at the highest level with decision makers and individuals with direct influence over procurement decisions.

furniture and design. The UK’s premier timber awards will once again recognise outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood that have taken place over the last 12 months.

These examples illustrate the breadth, depth and pure creativity of previous installations - if architects and engineers would like to showcase innovative structures, please contact the organisers at Timber Expo - opportunities still exist!

All of the Forum activities and meetings are matched to your needs, organised on your behalf and completely free of charge – all organisers ask is that you give a little of your time and in return, you will have the opportunity to extend your supplier network and find out more about the latest product innovations. See contact details for more information of how to get involved.

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At the heart of Timber Expo is the Timber Buyers and Specifiers Forum – a dynamic environment for building business networks. This focused approach

The 2014 Wood Award’s shortlist will also be on show at Timber Expo– this timber industry flagship generates entries from the best of British architecture,

The exhibition and seminars are free to attend and visitors to the show will be able to see the full range of timber technologies and wood products available on the market, including the widest display of new and innovative applications for timber within the built environment. The event is aimed at architects, engineers, clients, contractors, local authorities and specifiers looking for the latest timber solutions. Timber Expo will be co-locating with W14 -the trade exhibition for UK joinery and furniture manufacturers on the 07 & 08 October 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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Pushing the boundaries, stretching the imagination and want to inspire others? To apply for a speaker slot in Timber Focus seminar programme or discuss a creative installation: Call: Hannah Jones 01743 290 001 Email: Interested in taking part in the Buyers & Specifiers Forum? To apply for your place at the table: Call: Julie Price 01743 290 001 Email:

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