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Building & Construction Review UK Panasonic Pro Awards 2016, now open for entries! Panasonic Heating and Cooling is delighted to announce that the second PRO Awards are now open for entries. Panasonic is inviting entries from installers, specifiers and consultants, for a chance to win a prestigious PRO Awards 2016 Trophy. Additionally, successful applicants will gain recognition, PR exposure, plus an invitation to join a VIP trip to visit Panasonic’s HQ in Japan. The Panasonic PRO Awards celebrates industry excellence in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of Panasonic systems. Panasonic is looking for projects that demonstrate flair and innovation, efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and above all; showcase sustainability in design.

utilises Panasonic’s innovative GHP technology. Winners will be selected from entries submitted into the four main categories listed above. Each successful applicant from the four main categories will also be invited to join a trip to Japan. This will include a visit to the Panasonic Global HQ and to the pioneering Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town. Furthermore, every qualifying applicant successfully shortlisted for one of the PRO Awards categories, will receive a Panasonic Lumix Camera.

The Pro Awards is open to European projects which feature Panasonic’s air conditioning, heating and/or cooling systems and have been installed in a residential, public authority or commercial environment. Successful projects must have been completed between 1st January 2015 and 30th June 2016

To add further prestige to the 2016 Pro-Awards, an international panel of expert judges will identify the; Most Innovative Project, the Project Demonstrating Best Energy Performance and an outstanding project that

Creating more from wood Building and Facilities News is extremely pleased to present EGGER UK as its selected Wood Panel Solutions Company of the Month. From trend-setting materials for furniture to interior design and environmentally friendly wood construction materials to high quality laminate flooring - EGGER UK manufactures the right products for the job. EGGER UK is part of the EGGER Group, one of the leading manufacturers of wood based panels in Europe. They are a familyrun company established in 1961 with 17 production plants across Europe of which 2 are situated in the UK. With three main divisions including EDP – EGGER Decorative Products, EBP – EGGER Building Products and ERP - EGGER Retail Products, EGGER UK has recently seen an exciting period of growth, having benefited from one of the largest business investments in the North East. “Our values are dynamism, loyalty, trust and the preservation of a pioneering spirit as a family company,” says Dan Soulsby, Category Manager (Building) at EGGER UK Ltd. “We achieve sustainable international growth based on our own performance and by preserving our independence. We continually seek to invest in our manufacturing facilities and product development to make sure we provide our customers with innovative solutions and market-oriented products and services based around a natural and renewable material – wood.”






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Entering the PRO Awards 2016 is simple. Visit Panasonic’s Heating & Cooling Solutions website at http://www. aircon.panasonic.eu/GB_en/pro-awards/, select the right category for your project, follow the instructions and submit your 2016 entry.

“In a dynamic and challenging marketplace; intelligent and innovative climate solutions are essential to success.”, commented Marc Overson; Country Manager for the UK & Ireland at Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions. “Panasonic’s Pro Awards are a professional way of recognising the quality and expertise of our customers. Winners will undoubtedly benefit from the prestige and exposure generated by this recognition and the award itself will provide an exclusive means of promoting their future business activities.” There are four main categories to enter: ss Best Residential Project ss Best Hospitality Project ss Best Retail Project ss Best Commercial Project


This includes EGGER’s innovative range of structural T&G chipboard flooring panels compromising of P5 raw boards, Peel Clean boards and the market leading EGGER Protect board. As well as this, the company offers OSB3 and OSB4 panels and the new OSB HDX board for use on mezzanine and industrial flooring projects.

So, if you think your project is a worthy contender for the PRO Awards 2016, be sure to submit your entry before the deadline on 30th September 2016. For further information, FAQ and full details of all the entry criteria, go to www.aircon.panasonic.eu.

FenceSafe – A revolution in temporary fencing

The EGGER Advanced System is backed by the company’s lifetime guarantee and is designed to give installers added peace of mind on every floor they lay. The specialist boards are produced on EGGER’s state-of-the art continuous chipboard line at Hexham in Northumberland. As one of the most technically advanced production plants in Europe, the facility has been subject to investments reaching over £250 million since 2007. T 01434 602191 www.egger.com

Satisfying the needs of builder’s merchants and housebuilders as well the construction market, EGGER Building Products is home to some of the most advanced products and systems in the market.

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thanks to its specially design secure base.

To compliment the range, the company recently developed EGGER D4 Joint & Joist Adhesive to install its chipboard flooring products which eliminates squeaks associated with fully nailed floors and is up to five times stronger than a mechanical fixing. Using EGGER boards (P5, Peel Clean Xtra and Protect) with EGGER D4 Joint & Joist Adhesive and fitting them in accordance with EGGER’s recommendations is the unique and ground breaking EGGER Advanced Structural Flooring System – the only one of its kind in the market.

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For the last 40 years, the team at CLD Fencing Systems have been leading the way in Security Fencing and Gates. As the United Kingdom’s largest manufacturer; our dedicated R and D department is always looking at the next solution to fencing problems. In 2016, CLD introduced a brand new range of building and construction temporary fencing in the form of FenceSafe. Designed to be Safe, Secure and Sustainable; it is the first of its kind to be available on the market place and has caused a revolution in temporary fencing. From a Safety perspective; FenceSafe is designed to withstand the wind loads in accordance with BS6399-2 and BS EN 1991. You can watch our extreme wind testing video by scanning the code on our advert or visiting www. fencesafe.co.uk. Alongside this it offers a zero external site trip hazard

When looking at Security the FenceSafe systems offers both thicker wire than standard temporary systems that helps to prevent cut through and dedicated security fixings that prevent standard tools being able to open the fence line. The system is anti-climb and features 30mm projections to the top of the fence as well as being anti-lift. FenceSafe is manufactured from 100% recycled plastic (virgin plastic is available) and features dedicated fencing manufactured from 90% recycled British and European steel. With its innovative stacking system, it is able to offer over 33% more temporary fencing per load than similar temporary fencing systems.

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Available in heights of 1.8, 2.0 and 2.4m and a full range of RAL colours and branding options, FenceSafe offers a new alternative to your site fencing options. To find out more please call, email or visit the website details below. T +44 (0)1270 764751 sales@cld-fencing.com www.fencesafe.co.uk

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Sound & Noise Solutions News Trim Acoustics Trim Acoustics has for more than twenty five years been at the forefront of building acoustics, supplying quality acoustic products from the UK’s major manufacturers to the building industry and domestic market. Providing technical advice, site surveys and specifications to architects and developers, Trim Acoustics can assist with projects ranging from house conversions and new build properties to bespoke designs for customers who have specific requirements. Trim Acoustics offers solutions for floors, ceilings and walls that can achieve Document E standard and with a wide range of quality acoustics products stocked at our four branches covering Greater London, West Midlands and the South West are able to offer a prompt delivery service direct to site. Distributing a wide range of quality product for the UK’s major manufactures puts Trim Acoustics in a unique position when it comes to specifications, making it very easy to choose the most suitable product to meet both performance and cost criteria. For more infomation please contact us via the details below: T +44 (0)20 8443 0099 www.trimacoustics.co.uk


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Hello & welcome to Issue 339 of BCR UK… As with every edition, the team at BCR UK has been working extremely hard to bring you an issue that is full of innovative and exhilarating companies, and we believe that this could be the best yet! We have searched the length and breadth of the UK to bring you some of the most ground-breaking innovations and this month we are overjoyed to be highlighting the activities of SR Safety and Nuaire. Firstly, we would like to focus on the accomplishments of Access Ladders. Due to their prominence in the industry; we have awarded them with the impressive ‘Commitment to Excellence’ profile. To find out more, turn to page 6. And secondly, we are highlighting the successes of FSL Aerospace by presenting them with the remarkable ‘Product Innovation Award’ status. For more information, look no further than page 3. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of BCR UK as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Happy reading and we hope to see you for the next edition.

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Product Innovation Award

GlowBeanie – The Fashion Statement that really gets you seen other accessories in wool and cotton from an extensive colour range. Each product is custom made to order – people really appreciate this personalised service, which makes them unique. We even provide team specials (sets of 10 identical glow beanies at a discounted price) which enable customers to save over 10% – these are perfect for companies, clubs, sports teams and hen and stag parties. We say if you are out training, on the school run, walking the dog, nipping to the shops, or just going from A to B, everyone needs a GlowBeanie – the fashion statement that really gets you seen! But you don’t just have to take our word for it; in fact, we wish we had £1 for everyone that has said ‘what a good idea!’ the GlowBeanie is! The GlowBeanies aren’t just eye-catching accessories. It is important to note that these reflective fashion pieces have great value as vibrant and visual indicators, effectively alerting drivers to your presence. Whether they are for when you are on site or on the commuter run, or even at leisure, they are the essential accessory. Jane Beachell receives Product Innovation Award from our journalist Innovative and functional fashion takes a new form with GlowBeanie, stylish and comfortable coloured hats that are purposefully made to glow in the dark with a reflective thread. Tailored to your requirements they are great to assist in the hi-vis environment and can add a splash of colour to the usual fluorescent yellow, as well as keep you warm. GlowBeanie design and create glow in the dark beanie hats and

Established in 2014, GlowBeanie’s creativity and forward-thinking has been well acknowledged earning them a reputable status as Crafter of the Year 2016 and Inspirational Lady of the Year 2016 as well as gaining the Product Innovation Award 2016. T +44 (0)7818 684338 jane@glowbeanie.co.uk www.glowbeanie.co.uk

RECYFIX® SLOTTED Channel range extended Hauraton Limited have extended their RECYFIX® SLOTTED Channel range with the introduction of a new twin slot design. The range is intended for the surface drainage of pavements or public squares in city/ town centres, shopping malls and the like. The RECYFIX® channel unit is made the company’s tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) whilst the slotted components are manufactured from 1.5mm galvanised steel or alternatively, Stainless Steel. The single slot symmetrical and asymmetrical versions are available in three nominal channel widths of 100, 150 and 200mm. The new twin slot asymmetrical design is offered with a 100mm channel. In all cases the HEELSAFE slots are 8mm wide whilst the slotted up-stand is 105mm. The whole range, which includes a Trash Box, is suitable for a loading category up to Class D400. Tim Connolly, Hauraton’s Managing Director explains a major benefit of their slotted channels, “Where the surface water drainage system needs to be as unobtrusive as possible then customers have found specifying our RECYFIX® SLOTTED Channels not only achieve reliable drainage but provide a visually pleasing finish, and all at a competitive price”. RECYFIX® channels are certified in accordance with EN 1433. The CE symbol, external monitoring and the conformity declaration are the guarantee of a maximum technical and qualitative standard. For RECYFIX® SLOTTED Channel product specifications go to www.hauraton.co.uk . LANDSCAPING section. For case studies go to www.drainage-projects.co.uk

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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning News

Solutions to happy, healthy homes ESS Ventilation is based in Bordon, Hampshire and cover London and South East. With a team of dedicated specialists in ventilation, condensation and mould. Preferred installer of choice across London and the South East, we are renowned for our leading range of premium quality ventilation equipment, working with several major manufacturers.

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system will make a residence feel draughty or airless due to the moisture being retained and the inadequate air flow, which will in turn lead to dampness and a build-up of indoor air pollutants from household products. You can prevent these problems from occurring by contacting ESS today and investing in a dependable ventilation system that will enable you to control your property’s fresh air flow effectively and securely.


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As an industry expert, ESS can suggest which ventilation systems are most suitable for individual applications. A properly ventilated house will not just keep the occupant happy, it will also help care for the building itself. A poor

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Nuaire. For the Complete Ventilation Solution The drive towards building more energyefficient homes is making houses significantly more airtight as builders strive to meet building regulations and provide buyers with the promise of low energy bills. However, building airtight properties or making energy improvements without adequate ventilation can have a negative impact on indoor air quality, which is an issue that has recently started to come to the public consciousness. Recent reports have suggested that as many as 40,000 early deaths can be attributed to poor air quality in the UK alone, so it’s something that needs to be addressed. By sealing up our homes to keep valuable heat from escaping, we effectively seal in the moisture produced by everyday activities like washing, drying, bathing and simply breathing. The average family produces 4 litres of moisture per day, and if this moisture isn’t extracted the high levels of humidity encourage condensation which leads to mould growth and an increase in dust mites. Also trapped are the pollutants produced by cooking, cleaning and smoking, combined with the external pollutants that enter the home: traffic exhaust fumes, pollen and, in

many parts of the UK, harmful Radon gas. The results are increased allergic and asthmatic symptoms, airborne respiratory infections and fatigue: in short, unhealthy homes. Nuaire has a long history of bringing the most innovative ventilation products to market – in fact we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. As well as being the inventors of PIV for existing properties, we have a market-leading range of MVHR products to ensure that new build properties maintain their energy-efficient air-tightness, whilst still ensuring that all the occupants benefit from excellent indoor air quality. Visit www.nuaire.co.uk to find out more. Contact details Contact T 029 2085 8500 F 029 2085 8555 residential.enquires@nuaire.co.uk www.nuaire.co.uk Twitter: @NuaireHomes

Underfloor heating and liquid floor screed Easyflow are renowned experts in providing innovative and premium quality flooring solutions (in the form of underfloor heating and liquid floor screeds). The Easyflow liquid screed is an approved contractor and installer for Calcium Sulphate Anhydrite Screed, a revolutionary product which has enhanced efficiency and productivity in today’s construction market. This form of screed is much more advantageous than its traditional prototype, particularly when it is used in accordance with underfloor heating. As well as being quick and cost-effective, its reduced depth reduces heat storage, creating a floor that responds more rapidly to user requirements. To provide a comprehensive package, the Easyflow underfloor heating was developed. These first class systems are specially installed by seasoned professionals and are backed up by technical consultants, both of whom have a wealth of experience in the underfloor heating sector.


Easyflow’s commitment to providing a high quality customer service is demonstrated through its extensive support system, which oversees the entire process (from consultation to installation). Its team of friendly, well-qualified engineers have the proficiency to install and test underfloor heating systems, ensuring that you are completely satisfied with the finished result. Contact T +44 (0)845 017 9700 www.easyflow.org.uk

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Products & Services News

Making the most of mineral resources

Building and Construction Review is delighted to present its highly prestigious Building Excellence profile to Francis Flower. Renowned for their services in milling, grinding, blending and storage of fine mineral powders, Francis Flower recover, reclaim and recycle mineral by-products from industry for the benefit of customers and the environment. They provide an exceptional range of products and services to customers primarily in the construction and agriculture industries but increasingly in the paints, plastics and pharmaceutical sectors. Francis Flowers’ unrivalled expertise along with over 50 years’ experience in the industry has led to the company becoming a leading provider of specialised mineral materials and services for a range of industrial sectors. The prestigious company is the owner of the UK market leading brand- Gypsol. Manufactured in the UK, Gypsol acts

as an exceptional alternative to sand/ cement screeds and polished concrete. At the forefront of liquid screed development and innovation, the Gypsol brand has grown significantly since its creation three years ago and has gained the majority of the market. It is made mainly from a recycled material and makes for the perfect supplement to underfloor heating. When compared to the more outdated and traditional flooring systems, Gypsol has proven to be more advantageous in a multitude of ways. Not only is it significantly cheaper, less problematic and more environmentally friendly (as it is constructed predominantly from a recycled material), it is also incredibly easy to apply. “The Gypsol product is a highly useful, innovative creation,” commented Paul Pepper, Managing Director of Francis Flower. “Since introducing the product three years ago we have received a fantastic amount of interest and sales

have soared. We provide the basis for our customers to produce a high quality floor screed and we create the demand in the market for them to sell into.” Architects, designers, main contractors, self-builders and flooring contractors utilise this specialist ingredient in order to effectively enhance their industrial projects. The incorporation of Gypsol over underfloor heating systems lessens costs and increases sustainability, and tests have confirmed that those using anhydrite screeds can improve the co-efficient performance of an underfloor heating system by up to 25% by reducing reaction times and reducing the required flow temperature. A notable product in the Francis Flower portfolio is the Solida System, which is designed to provide a whole house heating solution by combining existing technologies and the Gypsol based flowing anhydrite floor screeds. The process involves incorporating Gypsol screed in separating floors in order to maximise desirability, asset value and useable space. “This system enables the screed to go on the first floor on timber floors, ensuring homeowners encapsulate underfloor heating effectively,” Paul explained. “As a sustainable alternative to radiators, the Solida System improves

a house builder’s green credentials massively as it reduces energy use. We now have a number of customers using the Solida System, including the renowned timber frame manufacturers Oakworth Homes.” “We provide the highest quality products and systems to help your company create the best products possible,” Paul concluded. “Our aim is to continue to develop more innovative products and work on our systems to further improve thermal conductivity. We also have other exciting products and systems we are working on that due to be launched in the near future.” Contact T +44 (0)1928 574574 ff@francisflower.co.uk www.francisflower.co.uk www.gypsol.co.uk

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Commitment to Excellence News

Exceeding Customers’ Expectations Here at Building and Construction Review we prioritise the promotion of high quality businesses operating within every aspect of this all-important industry sector. We are therefore delighted to feature Access Ladders UK, who has been specially selected by our team as a company most deserving of our highly coveted Commitment to Excellence profile and tell our readers more about this exceptional brand. Established in October 1994, Access Ladders is a dedicated business based in the North East of England who specialises in the supply of caged and uncaged fixed access ladders/Cat ladders. The product is essentially a steel constructed (typically to BS4211) ladder and cage system supplied as a standard, off the shelf solution distributed in flat pack form for you to assemble on-site. Suitable for a wide cross-section of applications, the steel caged and uncaged fixed access ladders/Cat ladders available from Access Ladders are robust in structure, whilst achieving a hot dipped galvanized finish. Recognised for their safe, easy and economical access, the system has been integrated in various environments (oil rigs, petrochemical plants, sewage works, ships, harbour walls, airports, man hole

access and aeroplane hangars being several key examples) and acts as an ideal solution in most buildings as a means of maintenance access. Access Ladders have been used in some of the well-known places throughout the UK (including St Pancras Station, Butlins, BMW, British museum, Catterick Garrison, RAF Dishforth, Corus, Rolls Royce, Harrods, Nestle, KFC, Heathrow, HMS Medusa, Centre Parcs and the National Theatre) and as far away as Nigeria. A couple of unusual uses for the ladders include as a prop in the Pennine Gallery and for the Selbourne Society as access to a tree house. “Our main role is to supply a modular standard ladder system,” explained John Dobbing, Company Director at Access Ladders, when asked about the organisation’s principal movements. “We identified a space in the market for this product and so supplied an off the shelf ladder system that could be adapted to suit most situations and delivered direct to the client to assemble themselves. The Standard Ladder system is therefore quick and easy to set up, and as specialists in this modular product we have the ladders readily available for customers should they require them straight away.

“They are also advantageous in the respect that they are incredibly versatile, so they can be adopted to suit most needs, which has made them attractive to many individuals. Our main clients are generally builders, Kier, Millers, Keller Bam, Costain, Sir Robert Mcalpine, Mansell, county councils and the environmental agency but we have also received many enquiries from architects and engineers. “What we wish to reiterate is that we offer a good service and great product at a competitive price, and we would therefore encourage potential customers to visit our website at www.accessladdersuk.com, as this will allow them to view the range and published price list.” If you have any questions, or if you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of Access Ladders’ system and how it can assist you personally, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Any enquiries will be met with an informed response by an experienced and approachable company representative. T 01642 355308 sales@accessladdersuk.com www.accessladdersuk.com

Master becomes a distributor for Cengar high quality saws Following successful trials and Hand Arm Vibration tests using Cengar’s premium bi-Metal saw blades, Master Abrasives has been appointed as a distributor for Cengar’s range of high quality saws and accessories from 1st August. These fit well into Master Tool Services’ package, with products that are well-suited to automotive and industrial applications. “Cengar saws are designed for professionals in demanding environments where reliability, low weight, easy handling, low noise and low vibration levels are important in protecting the operator and providing a high level of productivity. Cengar has sixty years of experience in cutting applications which added to Master Abrasives’ industry knowledgee makes a valuable relationship.” states Mr Kilpatrick, Managing Director of Cengar Ltd. Andy Wright, National Sales & Business Development Manager, explains: “Master Abrasives continues to develop its tool services offering. The fact that Cengar saws and blades are designed to emit low vibration levels makes them fit particularly

well into our tool services range. We provide services such as Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) testing and management systems to help protect operators and businesses from the damaging effects of HAV. Now with Cengar products added to our range of low-vibration tools and accessories, we can provide a complete solution to cutting applications which fits in with our ethical business approach.” T 01327 703813 sales@master-toolservices.co.uk www.master-toolservices.co.uk

National Abrasives National Abrasives is the No 1 converter and producer of abrasive products from large format jumbo rolls supplying abrasives to Industry, Automotive, Retail and wholesale and also makes for companies such as Sia Abrasives Uk. In the retail sector its clients include many independent Timber and Builders merchants and multiples like Selco Trade Centres, Buildbase, Builder Depot, Machine Mart & Sealey. Some very large timber merchants and B & Q are through wholesalers. Wholesalers such as Hilton Banks and Faithfull Tools are also supplied. A growing market is Drywall and apart from specialists like Belmore tools in the UK, National also exports to Canada with Own brand products to Grabber construction products and supply yards. The company has close to £1m of production machinery for making Belts, Discs, Sheets & rolls of all types and is the only Jumbo roll converter of its kind in the UK. With the largest known capacity for producing Mini Rolls of abrasive worldwide the latest range of Abrasive Mini rolls is now being made with FSC papers. As the company its now FSC certified and also boasts to only produce abrasives with formaldehyde free resins under the new REACH regulations. For those


users and buyers wishing to be Green then National Abrasives are well ahead of the market including its unique own branding facility for retailers nationwide, they can cope with the very largest customers. Being launch next month is a new range of fantastic Sanding tools for pole or hand use including a corner sander. with a patented interchangeable handle system. Also new is a mesh abrasive called SIANET (from Sia abrasives Uk) exclusively being converted and launched into the Trade and DIY markets by National, this product offers full dust extraction through the actual sheets or discs with the the use of a special interface pad developed for each power sander on the market by National Abrasives Dust free sanding is an absolute must for some end users, The health and safety requirements of the modern world are what has driven the National & Sianet combination to solve that problem for the Tradesman and Diy alike. Contact details are on www.national-abrasives.co.uk

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DIY & Tooling News

Ultracut FBS II Following the success of their initial foray into Concrete screw market the new product from fischer has several enhancements that are not solely focused on higher load levels and shear values but features that truly benefit the customer. Concrete screws have sometimes been seen as an ‘unsafe’ alternative to a standard through type fixing, with the head especially being ‘suspect’ to some users. However the high performance concrete screws available today hold very little characteristics similar to the standard wood type screw, which is where many of the uncertainties are founded. Concrete screws in the construction market go through rigorous testing to ensure they conform to all ETA’s and are as safe to use and any through type fixing. When using concrete screws the installation instructions should always be adhered to and users should look to use only ETA labelled products (where applicable for safety critical applications). In UK construction, the use of concrete screws for more and more applications is becoming a growing trend. For many more applications, speed of insertion is a major factor to the installer and the reduction of installation time being an area that can be shortened when using a Concrete screw. With all other features comparable to the through type fixings and load values very similar, we should look to the future and expect the use of concrete screws to overtake the through bolt in many more applications. Some of the key features of the new Ultracut concrete screw are in some instances unique, for example the unique saw teeth geometry that allows for easy and faster installation. The Screw itself can be re used several times, and a thread guide is available to aid the degradation of the thread. All of this has been introduced with the aim of saving the user time and money. Because of this, minor installation changes can be made during insertion up to 20mm. The screw can be loosed to allow for slight errors and embedment corrections. The saw teeth geometry and main thread geometry also enable the concrete screw


to be installed without drill hole cleaning (in certain cases). This is still in accordance to ETA15/0352. All screw sizes can be installed to 3 different embedment depths that offers the user flexibility over a vast array of applications and attachment thicknesses. Alongside these embedment depth options fischer are also releasing a short version of the concrete screw. Thus enabling, where appropriate a much reduced drill hole depth to ensure much quicker installation. The load values are now significantly higher than many competitors to fischer and above the previous version the fischer FBS, this is apparent in both tensile and shear loading levels. One of the key parameters to the installer is the small minimum edge spacing and edge distances, fischer claim to have one of the best and smallest values in the industry. They believe this can be more important to the installer than having an extra 5 or 10% higher loads than the competition. T +44 (0)1491 827900 www.fischer.co.uk

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Product Innovation News

Designing and Manufacturing World-Class Respiratory Protection within the field of peranatomy of the human body made it possible to create a contemporary protective mask based on an anatomic design using rubber. In this day and age, the company is pleased to offer an extensive range of solutions in the form of half/full face masks, accessories, filters, fan units, face pieces, accessories, filters, compressed air filters, compressed air fed respiratory devices and escape hoods.

Sundström Safety was founded back in 1926 by a forward-thinking mining engineer who identified a gap in the market for respiratory protection products. The innovating Ivan Sundström Sr. recognised that breathing difficulty - experienced whilst working in mines contaminated by unhealthy air - was a major issue that needed to be addressed and set to developing an effective solution. The result was the world’s first ergonomic face mask, designed to protect the eyes and lungs of those working within the mining industry. Ivan’s son Per substantiated the organisation’s worth by responding to the increased demand with the conceptualisation of further products. His expertise

“We supply every kind of respiratory protection other than self-contained breathing apparatus,” explained Tony Smith, Sales Manager UK & Ireland of Sundström Safety Services Ltd. “Our work revolves around coming up with different ways to offer the best level of comfort we can. We look at making the best protection possible, considering important aspects appreciated by the end user such as wearability, robustness and quality – providing products that both the operator and employer would want to use.”

Sundström philosophy of quality modes of protection and consistent product development. “Having been employed at Arco (our major UK distributor) prior to Sundström, I have noticed a few changes since I began working here three years ago,” Tony concluded. “One major difference is that the company has become far more operationally efficient and streamlined, proactively developing innovative products that no one else offers. As well as my role in sales I spend my time training people on how to use the equipment whilst making sure they are kept fully informed about the legislative requirements involved and the implications of not using the apparatus. “Going forward we want to become better known in the UK by increasing our market share and offering the best level of comfort and protection we possibly can to the British industry. We want to reiterate that we are here to help people: there are so many health & safety legislations around but as specialists we have the knowledge that will assist workers greatly in terms of protection during laborious activity. As a very ethical company our main aim is to ensure that individuals can breathe easily and that there are no issues with their lungs.” For more information please don’t hesitate to contact Sundström today. Contact Tony Smith, Sales Manager UK & Ireland M 07508417925 www.srsafety.com

The range is suitable for a whole cross-section of clients working within various sectors. Although predominantly used within asbestos applications and heavy industries, Sundström has proven a brand most popular with relevance in pretty much every environment (from pharmaceutical and steel to engineering). The Swedish company, which employs a total of 100 team members, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and is pleased to have remained true to the ongoing

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Structural Buildings News


Refurbishment & Conversion Schemes Building conversions as we know are often difficult to complete, frequently with costs spiralling as unknown defects surface. Good and correct investigation can reduce the unknown, however we often see work proposed with minimal investigation or inappropriate investigations employed, based on a standard approach. Refurbishments and conversions can come with their problems which may result in claims being made. This can include issues of damp, mould growth, water ingress and failing roof coverings, with many issues of damp problems, mould growth, water ingress and failing roof coverings. CIRIA 111 (Structural Renovation of Traditional Buildings) provides guidance on the level of investigation as well as typical construction methods used and issues frequently encountered, it is applicable to most low rise buildings of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. However even with these fairly well understood buildings, issues occur, we often see remedial DPCs injected of inappropriate type for the wall construction, and increasingly at the wrong height (eg above structural floor joists) inadequate investigation of embedded timbers or a reluctance to recover a roof that although may initially appear to be in good order has in reality never performed to modern requirements and importantly modern expectation. Unfortunately, Planning conditions and Conservation control can reduce the appropriateness of a building for conversion to residential use, it is not the case that we don’t agree with these controls, its more that unfortunately new home purchasers have expectations that their new home will perform in the same way as a newly built property and often this isn’t the case, from single glazed windows causing condensation to appear during colder months, to ongoing maintenance requirements and increased sensitivity to a changing climate, the pitfalls can be huge. Fact is that most properties built in the last 150 years are robust, unfortunately unsympathetic use, poor maintenance and simple issues such as increasing ground levels can introduce the enemy of most

buildings – moisture, by far and away the greatest defect we see in buildings proposed for conversion is water ingress through failed roofing and gutters/downpipes (usually as a result of poor maintenance) and moisture rising, not through a failed DPC but usually a bridged perfectly good DPC with resultant rot to timbers both visible and invisible behind wall coverings and other finishes. More recent buildings aren’t devoid of these issues, more that they contain less timber, and were built to more modern standards, however these present other problems such as concrete defects, cladding issues, and in some cases structural issues. There is a lot of guidance out there to assist in the process of conversion, however the aforementioned CIRIA document is an excellent start, but reference to British Standards and even some historic association documents can provide an excellent source of further guidance, and don’t forget we can help you too! Involve us early and we can recommend the type and level of investigation, so that when you start hopefully there won’t be so many unknowns, and where practical we will agree the retention of elements or make clear where replacement is the only realistic approach.

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UK Construction Week Preview

9 Shows Under One Roof professionals through effective modes of networking, debate, discovery and innovation. As the biggest trade show of its kind, UKCW comprises nine shows, listed as follows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2016, Smart Buildings 2016, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2016 and Grand Designs Live. If you wish to share knowledge and celebrate best practice within the built environment, this is the place you need to be later this month.

The largest construction-centred event held in the UK is set to return to Birmingham’s NEC this October for what is guaranteed to be another hugely successful showcase. From the 18-20th, UK Construction Week (UKCW) is estimated to take an audience of over 24,000 trade visitors, who are likely to be inspired and intrigued in equal measure by the latest offerings on display by more than 650 influential exhibitors.

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The show, which is free to attend, targets everyone working within the building and construction sector (contractors, clients, architects, manufacturers, SME’s, and developers included). Arranged in close accordance with partners and stakeholders, the event is strategically designed to promote the works of important industry

Safe Air During U.K Construction week we will be exhibiting our new SafeAir products. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, it is the perfect venue to showcase our unique and innovative products to the trade and public sectors for the first time. SafeAir specialises in air sterilisation & purification equipment, ensuring a clean and healthy air space for both commercial and domestic clients alike. With an ever increasing focus on our quality in the media, SafeAir couldn’t be more relevant in today’s market, supplying family homes, office spaces, schools, hospitals, waiting rooms and many more public & private places. It works by drawing air from the room into the SafeAir unit, through an electrostatic filter. It then passes through a purification chamber containing a specifically designed UV-C emitter which inactivates the germs. By continuously processing the air, SafeAir machines provide a better, cleaner environment and can make a significant contribution to the improved wellbeing of your family, customers or staff. Over a period of many decades, Ultra-Violet C technology has been

scientifically proven to be an effective method of inactivating airborne viruses, bacteria and fungus. This is done by altering their DNA so they cannot reproduce and cause infection. Common pathogens such as Salmonella, E-coli, Influenza and Tuberculosis have been shown to be inactivated to UV-C exposure at the correct dosage. An added advantage of the SafeAir systems are that the sterilised and filtered air will typically improve the environment for Asthma sufferers. www.tqenv.com

UB Service Recent volatility in the UK energy markets have once again highlighted the importance of good, informed advice across all industry sectors.We have been advising clients on energy procurement since shortly after deregulation in 1998. In that time our clients have benefited from our in-depth knowledge of the industry and our interpretation and forecasting of market trends. Our service is all encompassing and includes all matters pertaining to the supplies of gas, electricity and water. This includes the installation of meters, including landlord supplies, a comprehensive utility transition service on hand-over to avoid any additional unnecessary costs incurred through costly out of contract rates imposed by suppliers, energy procurement, aggregated purchase and resale schemes

and invoice verification. We work with developers, asset managers, facility managers, architects and construction companies and liaise directly with suppliers, DNO’s and MOP’s on new builds and refurbishment projects throughout the UK. Most recently, on a new City Suites Development in Salford for Carillion. We are constantly looking to innovate and develop our approach to utility management and we were first in our field to offer true bespoke length supply contracts to facilitate multisite alignment. Our volume procurement negotiations with suppliers have allowed us to offer visitors and exhibitors a fantastic opportunity to secure a gas tariff under two pence per kilowatt hour until first quarter 2020. Come and have a chat with us at stand E2/420. www.ubservices.co.uk

Luxury Home Decco LTD Whether it is a brand new home or you simply fancy a change, adding a feature wall can transform your space. Traditionally, bright colours and bold patterns were painted onto one chosen wall to offset a fairly neutral coloured room. In modern times, design has enhanced, with numerous options to achieve focal points in a room. At Luxury Home Decco we believe a feature should be just that, a visual that makes an impression, draws attention to the beauty of a room and complements your personal design. This simple design feature creates balance in the shape and space of a particular area. Even on a budget, it is the perfect way to intensify any space, a way to draw attention towards or disguise the components of a room intended to be concealed or accentuated. While this trend is establishing itself in home design, as innovators in interiors we are increasingly being bold with our design choices leading to more and more of us not just accenting one wall, but sometimes two, or three, or all the walls in an area. Not only does this generate profound impact, but it can make the room feel more complete.

doors and windows, as they may diverge the focus away from the overall effect. It is worth bearing in mind that wallpaper, when applied correctly, around chimney breasts and alcoves can soften features in a room and can revolutionise traditional and outdated furniture. Once you’ve found the perfect spot, it is then time to choose the material. In the past, most statement walls would be in bright, bold colours. In contemporary design, a subtle tone that blends in amidst the colour scheme is deemed just as effective. Textures and visual effects are an excellent way to create an effective ambience whilst sticking to your colour palette. Here at Luxury Home Decco we pride ourselves with creating stylish and original wall coverings. We tailor our designs to our client’s needs, ensuring we maintain our brand values of delivering the most luxurious and premium quality products. T 01254 433430 info@luxuryhomedecco.co.uk www.luxuryhomedecco.co.uk

Whichever design choices you make, the rules that apply are generally the same. The first step is to choose the right wall (or walls). An easy way of doing this is to let your instincts take over, and identify the spot that naturally catches your eye when entering a room. It is recommended to avoid walls with


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UK Construction Week Preview Thinking of Renewable Energy? Talk to the Renewable Energy Experts CPSL Group.

g2 Energy g2 Energy are High Voltage (HV) Electrical and Civil Engineers, specialising in grid connections for various electrical power projects across numerous sectors. As a Lloyds NERS accredited Independent Connection Provider (ICP), g2 Energy can provide Contestable Works at voltages up to and including 132kV. Full Turnkey Service… As a HV Electrical and Civil ‘Balance of Plant’ specialist, we have the capability to offer a full turn-key service and can complete the design and build of a project utilising our in-house teams. This includes the initial grid application and liaison with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO); as well as full system studies and Earthing design of the scheme, through to on-site project management during the construction phase.

Private Networks… As an IDNO, g2 Energy Networks have the capacity to design, build and maintain private networks in numerous sectors including rail, ports, industrial and commercial and technological. Bespoke Containerised Substations… g2 Energy’s innovative Containerised Substation solutions create a time and cost-saving solution for grid connection projects. All design is undertaken in-house by Civil & Electrical Engineers, which means g2 Energy have the flexibility to tailor a solution to meet all clients’ individual situations. The Containerised Substations are then assembled in g2 Energy’s own Warehouse facility, again meaning bespoke requirements can be taken into consideration. As these Containerised Solutions are preassembled before being delivered to

site, a significant reduction can be seen in timescales for your project. g2 Energy will be exhibiting at UK Construction week at the Birmingham NEC on the 18th – 20th October 2016 and we will have a Containerised Substation on our stand! Why not take this unique opportunity to see inside a substation by visiting us on stand E2/714. For more information, please contact the g2 Energy team on 01234 482482 sales@g2energy.co.uk www.g2energy.co.uk

Nanotechnology coatings Graphenstone is the first global manufacturer of natural products to incorporate Graphene technology, within our new range of paints, coatings, mortars, adhesives and sealants. An extraordinary discovery in 2005 by two Manchester based Nobel prize winners, Graphene is the strongest known substance in science, over 200 timer tougher than tensile steel and a thousand times more conductive than copper, while retaining flexibility. Our formulas improve the properties of these products exponentially. The addition of Graphene Nanofibres ensures higher values of hardness, compressive and tensile strength as well as elasticity compared to common coatings.

ss Free from harmful chemicals or plastics. The Graphenstone range of coatings meets the highest quality standards, offering the perfect solution for the built environment, whether new construction or restoration. Graphenstone produces the most sustainable and ecologically friendly coatings available, for both indoor and outdoor projects. The base material is hydrated lime - calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2 - extracted using the best traditional artisanal techniques, resulting in materials of exceptional quality. www.graphenstone.co.uk

Your Path to a Sustainable Future Biomass is fast becoming the preferred option for the fulfilment of heating and hot water needs for many diverse business sectors, with particular attraction to any wood based business. The advantages of adopting biomass are compelling. Self-generated biomass fuel will remove the existing cost of the fossil fuel alternatives, gas, oil or electricity, creating substantial savings year on year. Further savings on the cost of gate fees and man power for the removal of wood waste, often to landfill, can also be achieved. ECO credentials are maximised with the legitimate claim of almost carbon neutrality for heat and hot water, a useful contribution to CSR responsibilities. However, perhaps the most persuasive argument for converting to biomass is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Paid by the Government, the RHI provides a valuable income stream, index linked for 20 years, paid on the metered kWh of heat generated by the biomass boiler. How long this incentive will be available for new applicants is unknown, so the sensible option is to strike while the iron is hot. Delay could be a very expensive mistake.

partnership with ETA, the Austrian manufacturer of the most respected and reliable systems in the market today, AFS can offer the design, installation and maintenance of bespoke biomass heating systems. As one of the few Carbon Trust Accredited Suppliers in the UK, AFS Biomass has successfully installed systems nationwide from 50 kW to 1 Mw, covering many sectors including furniture manufacturers, sawmills, pallet companies, farms and much more. References are available on request from a large number of highly satisfied clients. Visit AFS Biomass at stand E2/420 at the NEC in October info@afsbiomass.com 0161 302 2851 for pre-event enquiries

With five nationwide depots and a dedicated Commercial Department, we offer a comprehensive service to commercial, trade and domestic customers. All depots hold a vast amount of stock ranging from paving to wall cladding and aggregates to feature stones, as well as ancillary products such as gravel stabilisation systems, CEDAgrass, grouts and mortars – meaning that it’s more convenient than ever to find all of your natural stone solutions. Not only are we one of the UK’s leading natural stone suppliers, we also offer

Whatever you are looking for, our team of highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable staff will be able to assist. We are experts in marrying together creative designs with specialist technically sound materials, meaning that you can rest assured that your vision is brought to life using only materials which are fit for the intended purpose and that will withstand the test of time. During UK Construction Week, we can

As part of this launch they are offering a FREE site energy evaluation and audit to anybody that signs up for one on their stand (E2/311) or contacts them on 01704 841 848 for a limited period only. CPSL Group deliver a comprehensive holistic solution from energy usage

“We’ve taken the complex and made it simple. We’ve used existing technologies and turned them into every day power solutions. Our Grid Connection Technology, our energy storage system, the way we have harnessed power from hydrogen simple solutions from the amazingly complex. Even looking at our more mainstream products like solar panels and wind turbines - we take the time

All this means that people can make the most of smarter, sustainable energy.” Dr Stanton, who is presenting 2 seminars at ENERGY 2016, went on to say: “Visit our stand at ENERGY 2016 or give us a call and we will show you how you can take control of your energy, the finance options we can offer, the substantial incentive payments available and the money you could save.” For more information on CPSL Group, to claim your FREE site energy evaluation and audit or to reserve a place at one of Dr Stanton’s seminars please call on 01704 841 848 or visit www.cpsl-group.co.uk

If one of our work colleagues has a cold or flu virus, you tend to notice that we might get the same virus. Alternatively, the same happens at our kid’s school and this can be passed on to the rest of the family when we come home. Picking up these conditions are caused by breathing in air which have airborne viruses present. This is where SafeAir can make a difference. How Does SafeAir Work ? UltraViolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) is a method of disinfection

or sterilisation that uses ultraviolet light (UV-C) to kill or inactivate micro-organisms. Air from the room is drawn into the unit through an electrostatic filter. It then passes through a purification chamber containing a specifically designed UV-C emitter which inactivates the germs. The air then passes through both micro and carbon filters to provide even cleaner sterilised air. This process is well established and understood within the scientific

community, and for many years it has been used successfully in the industrial, commercial and health sectors. By continuously processing the air, SafeAir equipment will provide a better, cleaner environment, making a significant contribution to the improved wellbeing of your family, customers or staff*. For more information on SafeAir including pricing. Please visit www.safeairdirect.co.uk or call 01924380700 now.

Innovative GlazeAlarm returns to Glasstec The GlazeAlarm® is a disruptive internet of things (IoT) home automation security product that allows glazing manufacturers to compete in the security space for the first time. A patent pending wireless, shock and humidity sensor system, the GlazeAlarm® is installed within a double-glazed unit (DGU) during manufacture and will notify the user immediately upon a breakage of the glass via their chosen smart device. The revolutionary GlazeAlarm® will be returning to this year’s Glasstec in Dusseldorf. The prototype product was first showcased at Glasstec in 2014 and has since been further developed and tested, along with the introduction of IOS, Android and Windows apps, with a target date for full production and delivery in Q1 2017. Ian Branagan, CEO, said: “GlazeAlarm is a revolutionary product which underpins our commitment to innovation within the glazing and security industries. It creates a very attractive proposition for manufacturers and retailers through additional and differentiated product lines.”

download the GlazeAlarm® app to their chosen devices. Once the set-up has been complete, users are able to select their safety and security preferences, establish zones within their home or office and create personalised notification processes. GlazeAlarm, a trading arm of Armco Key Security Limited, will be appearing at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September and can be found in Hall 11 on stand G68. www.glazealarm.com

Pop Up Power Supplies® to launch their new and improved In-Ground Unit at Civils Expo 2016

For all your natural stone bespoke services – if you can draw it, we can make it. We can produce in-house CAD production drawings, create art and text specific to your design using sandblasting, produce bull-nosing for steps and copings, plus many more. Your imagination really is your only limitation.

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Users create an online account, register their sensors and

AFS Biomass Ltd are leading the way in the promotion and implementation of biomass heating systems. Working in

Established in 1978, CED Stone Group have been supplying natural stone to the landscape and construction industries for almost 40 years.

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to understand exactly what energy potential each customer’s assets have and develop the very best solution.


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be found on Stand SM2-109 in the Surface & Materials Hall, where we will be showcasing our new ranges of British and European Materials, our new Porcelain Paving (bringing our full range to a total of 25 options), plus our Icelandic Pebbles and Alcantara Stone; both of which are new to the UK and exclusive to CED. For more information on any of our products or services, call us on: 01708 867 237, email us on: sales@ced.ltd.uk or visit our website: www.ced.ltd.uk

Pop Up Power Supplies® are excited to launch their improved range of IGU Flip Lid Power Units at this year’s Civils Expo, part of UK Construction Week 2016.

various contractors and installers we decided to improve upon our popular flip lid IGUs.

Featuring a new and improved design, with a new hydraulic system to open the lid, a sturdier case, and a more practical arrangement for the power sockets and cables within the unit, the improved In-Ground Unit from Pop Up Power Supplies® is an important development for the company.

Our IGUs have been installed throughout the UK at locations such as local markets, heritage sites, parks, town centres, sports stadiums, universities and other outdoor events. The fact that they can be operated with the lid locked down and with only the power cable protruding means they are perfect for outdoor events as they pose minimal risk to the general public.”

George Parker, Director at Pop Up Power Supplies®, commented, “We are always trying to introduce more innovative products to the market, and after some constructive feedback from

Pop Up Power Supplies’® improved In-Ground Units provide round-the-clock power for days, weeks or even months on end and minimises the potential for damage owing to vandalism and harsh

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weather with the power supply safely locked away. The recessed lid accepts paving or any other infill material to blend in with the surrounding area meaning they are sensitive to the local surroundings, which is particularly useful for heritage sites. Pop Up Power Supplies® can be found at stand number C3/540 at Civils Expo 2016. Part of UK Construction Week, it is the biggest construction trade event seen for years in the UK bringing together product manufacturers, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and many more construction professionals. It is taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 18 – 20 October 2016. Contact T 0208 227 0208 www.popuppower.co.uk


UK Construction Week Preview Piling and Drilling Supplies and Services

Meterix Meterix are a technology solutions company with an experienced background in the energy market. Our team of developers and system integrators, working with our technology partner Iskraemeco, provide innovative solutions for sub-metering applications of Smart Meters. Having developed our successful electricity prepayment solution, MeterPay, we are currently expanding our service offering to include: ss Multi-Utility Integration. – Consolidate Utility Management with Electric, Gas, Water & Heat data all visible through one online portal. ss Analytical Data. – We can provide all the information required to optimise your Energy Usage, including Active, Reactive & Apparent Energy and Power to name a few. ss Data Streaming. – Receive realtime data that can be accessed

anywhere, enabling fast response to changing conditions. MeterPay was developed after identifying a need for an alternative to out-dated coin and card prepayment systems. Providing 24/7 top-up availability for consumers, and anytime anywhere access to management functions for landlords and building managers, it’s proven to be the most secure and convenient secondary prepayment solution available in the UK. For seven decades, Iskraemeco has been delivering quality products and services that make efficient energy use a reality to companies worldwide. With one of the largest R&D departments in the industry, their comprehensive range of smart electricity meters, coupled with secure communication systems provide customers with innovative and sustainable energy solutions.

Our satisfied customers know that we always have their best interests to consider, and by offering excellent support and advice they can rest assured they receive the highest levels of service and support. We pride ourselves on offering the best solutions to our customers and can modify our systems knowing that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is unsuitable for many of our clients’ requirements. So come and see us at Stand E2/202 at Energy 2016 at the NEC, or get in touch using the details below to discuss your requirements. T 0844 745 8040 office@meterix.com www.meterix.com

CSS offer an effective alternative to manned guarding and CCTV which

provides greater efficacy in reducing site theft than conventional solutions and at a much more competitive price.

it to be cost effectively used to secure sites from one building to several hundred.

The CSS solution is a 100% cable free visually verified security system that is modular and flexible, can be reconfigured to suit changing site requirements quickly and easily, is monitored 24/7, has 30 minute rapid response to activations and police attendance.

In addition to the technical superiority of the system components, each system is fully remote controllable in real time by CSS staff, allowing CSS to provide customer support unequaled by other security services. www.compoundsecurity.co.uk

The systems comprise battery powered control units, keypads and sirens along with market leading Optex external motion sensors with integrated communications, IR illumination and video capture and transmission of every alarm event. Each system can utilise up to 64 detectors over a range of 1KM in all directions from the centrally located control unit, allowing

The revolutionary GlazeAlarm® will be returning to this year’s Glasstec in Dusseldorf. The prototype product was first showcased at Glasstec in 2014 and has since been further developed and tested, along with the introduction of IOS, Android and Windows apps, with a target date for full production and delivery in Q1 2017.

Ian Branagan, CEO, said: “GlazeAlarm is a revolutionary product which underpins our commitment to innovation within the glazing and security industries. It creates a very attractive proposition for manufacturers and retailers through additional and differentiated product lines.” Users create an online account, register their sensors and download the GlazeAlarm® app to their chosen devices. Once the set-up has been complete, users are able to select their safety and security preferences, establish zones within their home or office and create personalised notification processes.

applications for use in both residential and commercial sectors, allowing users to manage the safety and security of their premises remotely. GlazeAlarm, a trading arm of Armco Key Security Limited, will be appearing at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September and can be found in Hall 11 on stand G68. www.glazealarm.com

The first 3 axle AK 46/6000 sold Kranlyft UK to City Lifting. Shown is City Lifting’s new machine with outriggers in minimum position, maximum boom extension lifting 350kgs at a 19.00 metre radius. Automatic adjustment of the maximum working range depends on the position of the outriggers and the attached load guarantees safe lifting. This machine is mounted on a MAN TGM26-290 3 axle carrier and benefits from a rear steering axle reducing the turning circle and increasing manoeuvrability in restricted spaces. The crane comes with the latest Technos 2 HBC Coloured remote control with real time feedback and vibration on approach to maximum safe working load, it



also comes as standard slew and boom angle restriction, automatic levelling and automatic boom retraction. Another option for this machine a rotatable access cage with this enables the operator to a maximum working height of metres. This cage can be fitted in minutes and carried on the bed of the machine.


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The range of Bocker Truck Mounted Cranes are fast becoming a regular sight on UK roads thanks to their low running costs, long reach, ease and speed of operation. www.kranlyft.co.uk

To ensure that PDSS assists you in every way possible to successfully complete your work on site, the company offer a varied selection of services including Pile Design, Operator training and certification (Rig and forklift drivers, concrete pump operators, and more), Health & Safety advice and assistance, Equipment transportation, Concrete hose repairs (on site or in

your yard), Plant hire, Plant repairs and maintenance, Welding, Contract administration, Quantity surveying and Claims negotiation. PDSS will be appearing at the Civils Expo at UK Construction Week on 18-20 October 2016 on STAND: b4/100 For more information, contact PDSS using one of the sources below. The dedicated and experienced team are happy to assist you with whatever you require. 0044 (0)1923 212853 info@pdss.biz www.pdss.biz

The development began in September 2014, and has been broken to several phases, working its way towards the centre of town. The hoarding has also been produced in phases to accommodate the changes in the construction site’s size and positioning.

The UVC printing process used for this project ensures the vibrancy of the design will last. By printing directly to the hoarding panels, rather than printing and mounting, production time is reduced and therefore more accommodating for tight deadlines. Each panel stands over 1.9 metres high and vary in width depending on the content of the panel. Every panel is finished with a gloss, anti-graffiti seal to protect the panels from the weather and elements, as well as any other potential damage. An 8m by 4m mesh banner was also produced for the site. Wind permeable mesh banners are a highly popular solution for large scaffolding displays that require air to pass through safely, whilst providing a large visual impact.

Commenting on the project, The Bigger Printing’s Head of Marketing and Operations David Bowen said: “The panels and banner look fantastic. It has been enthralling to be part of such a big project, right in the centre of the town, and one we can all see is making such difference to the area.” For more information on Bigger Printing, please visit www.biggerprinting.co.uk

New Bryson Range | Chemical Resin Technology Bryson can now offer a comprehensive range of resins that have been specifically researched and designed to provide for all applications and sectors of the construction industry. Our resins are a two component chemical anchoring injection system, providing stress free fixing in close to edge applications, where the use of an expansion anchor could cause cracking. The clear colour coding of the range ensures you can simply select the fixing resin that is most suitable for your application from Pure Epoxy through to Polyester. Benefits: ss Comprehensive range ss Provides stress free fixing ss Simple colour coding system to help identify a suitable product

ss BrySeal cartridge innovation Visit us at The Build Show, stand B3/410 www.bryson.co.uk

Construction Payroll Workshops with the Inside Tax Men!

The GlazeAlarm® is without a doubt the most robust and tamper-proof glassbreak security solution available. It has

The AK 46/6000 with a 33.00 metre main boom, 11.00 metre luffing jib and 2.00 metre extension capable of a maximum lifting height of 46 metres, a maximum payload of 6000 kgs at an 8.00 metre radius and 250kgs at a 39.30 metre radius.

As part of the £30 million regeneration scheme for the lower High Street in Cheltenham, The Bigger Printing Company has produced and installed over 244 metres of weather proof hoarding panels for The Brewery Quarter.

The development of The Brewery Quarter is expected to be complete in spring 2017, bringing in brands such as Cosy Club, along with a £6million, 104-room Premier Inn hotel.

Innovative GlazeAlarm returns to Glasstec The GlazeAlarm® is a disruptive internet of things (IoT) home automation security product that allows glazing manufacturers to compete in the security space for the first time. A patent pending wireless, shock and humidity sensor system, the GlazeAlarm® is installed within a double-glazed unit (DGU) during manufacture and will notify the user immediately upon a breakage of the glass via their chosen smart device.

As an agent or representative to some of the best piling equipment manufacturers from around the world, all products and services are of the highest possible quality. They provide a bespoke manufacturing service for non-standard items or to meet customer’s particular requirements. Additionally, PDSS are able to offer advice and consultancy on most aspects of piling works and have specialists available in the fields of Health & Safety, Contracting, Quantity Surveying, Plant Maintenance and Design. The extensive product range consists

of a full collection of cover rotary, CFA and mini-piling, ground anchors, soil nailing, water wells, geothermal boreholes, soils investigations, grouting, and munitions exploration. The quality equipment enables piling and drilling contractors to carry out any construction work on site. By working in conjunction with many major producers, PDSS able to supply all goods from the smallest nut and bolt to the largest augers and oscillators.

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Compound Security Specialists Effective site security is essential to prevent loss of equipment and materials from build sites and to minimize H & S liabilities, but traditional solutions such as man guarding are becoming economically less viable as minimum wage and living wage legislation continues to push up the cost to the client. CCTV has made an impact over the last decade, but still continues to be unreliable and a nuisance due to continual cable breaks caused by heavy plant. CCTV towers have gone some way to resolving this issue, however, such systems require clear site lines in order to be effective as well as regular engineer visits to maintain them which racks up the costs, often to over £400 per week per tower.

Established in 2002, Piling and Drilling Supplies and Services (PDSS) provides a reliable service to all foundation contractors allowing them to source all of their requirements from one supplier at competitive prices, and delivered in an agreed timeframe.

This October, Nick Pilgrim of Payroll Specialists EEBS teams up with Alan Nolan, a former HMRC Senior Inspector and Senior Partner of the Aspire Business Partnership for the The Build Show, Birmingham and The London Build Expo, to provide interactive advice on the latest employment taxation changes affecting the Construction Industry. Constant changes to both legislation and HMRC policy continue to make payroll a complex and daunting matter for construction companies. With so many employment models available choosing the right one can be a difficult and time consuming task. Making the wrong decision can lead to disastrous tax investigations, fines and ongoing costs. Join us for for an informative presentation followed by an open floor Q&A session.

Alan Nolan will discuss some cases where he has successfully represented Construction companies following intervention from HM Revenue and Customs. ss Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) – What’s new? ss HMRC Investigations the approach ss Mitigating liabilities using the CIS legislation – “Reasonable excuse” and Regulation 9 CIS Regulations 2005 ss Gross Payment Status – winners and losers ss Using Agency Workers/Umbrella Companies – the facts ss CITB Levy update ss Q&A session Workshop dates & times: The Build Show Business Advice Centre (B4/2203 Hall 4) Tuesday 18th October at 11am –11.30am

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London Build Expo Business Development & Services, Market Tools & Skills Olympia Conference Centre Wednesday 26th October at 11am – 11.50am FREE Compliance Health Check There will also be an opportunity for guests to book a FREE payroll compliance health check by visiting EEBS exhibition stand at either event. The Build Show – Stand No. B4/13 London Build Expo – Stand No. D31 If you would like to find out more please email info@eebs.co.uk or call 01245 493832 or visit www.eebs.co.uk

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UK Construction Week Preview hsbcad - Empowering you to realise hsbcad is a leading 3D CAD/CAM software solution provider for the offsite construction industry. The company develops applications for Autodesk’s AutoCAD® and Revit® platforms, enabling a smooth transition from design to production. hsbcad’s products offer architects, engineers and manufacturers the ability to create a scalable 3D manufacturing model with full quantity take off. The flexible software can be adapted to individual requirements, and it interfaces with the industry’s leading CNC machines. Exploring the product range includes: WALL Create your own library of wall types, reflecting your current operations (including materials, sheeting, and connections with other walls, floors and roof). Then you can easily construct framed structures starting from an architectural plan. ROOF & FLOOR Set out the extent of your floor and roof areas, and then automatically calculate all the complex connections between the edges – resulting in complete elements. Add intelligence to every part of the construction and export to a required format.

LOG Create a log structure with perspective projections, specifying sheets, notches, nail/bolt holes, saw cuts for windows and log end cuts complete with material registers. Then create manufacturing instructions for your numerical controlled machines. SIPS Engineer your architectural designs by adjusting all the specifications of your custom construction methods: thickness, splits, panel orientation, junctions. And create an efficient Structural Insulated Panel (SIP). CLT Engineer your architectural designs within the versatile possibilities of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). Explore this panel construction: starting from an architectural design, to designing panels, and on to manufacturing. GLULAM Generate complex 3D designs of unique buildings and structures, like halls, bridges or other larger buildings. Complete the timber design in combination with metal parts for connecting the timbers – resulting in the production of curved timbers. www.hsbcad.com

Herbst Machinery Ltd Machines are operating all over the UK, with a variety of applications:-

Herbst Machinery Ltd manufacture quality, mobile crushing and mobile screening equipment for the construction, demolition and recycling industries. The compact range, includes the Herbst Compac S52 Screen and the Herbst Compac Tracked Crusher and the highly rated, Herbst Agri PTO Crusher. This PTO Tractor Driven Jaw Crusher, has a minimum requirement of 90HP and can be towed direct from site to site, with minimal set up. This is a cost effective product designed, with

ss Crushing concrete and rubble, from demolition & skip waste, in the Isle of Wight ss Crushing unwanted stone from old farm buildings in Mid Wales ss Crushing rock and gravel to produce a uniform product for the base on forestry tracks, in the remote areas of North Scotland ss Offering mobile crushing services all over the UK, in construction & agriculture ss Opportunities are endless The crusher gives outstanding performance capable of crushing all variety of demolition stone & rubble,

concrete & skip waste. The crusher is effective for any contract, big or small. Delivery to site is facilitated with the tractor unit, and the compact size, means any site is accessible and workable on. Setup is immediate with the crusher running in the matter of minutes. The main hydraulics and PTO Drive comes from the tractor unit. Jaw opening is adjusted hydraulically, at the machine itself. The aggressive 700 x 400 Jaw provides effective throughput of material, with a crush size from 40 to 150mm Simplicity / Compac / Versatility / Productivity / Reliability – It has it all! Herbst Machinery also offer quality trailers for the agricultural and construction sector, for transporting plant, machinery, equipment and aggregates. The range of products include low loaders, dump trailers, multi-purpose trailers, gravel trailers and flat bed trailers. www.herbst.co.uk

Metering with Accuracy Being the UK’s leading Metering & Controls Company, MWA are ideally placed to find the best solution for any project With over 20 years’ knowledge and understanding the importance of successful and rewarding relationships with contractors, consultants and suppliers, MWA are always striving for continuous improvement. With these values in mind and considering the fastpaced market and an ever-increasing demand for added value, MWA has made a considered investment in increasing stock. MWA hold over £1 million worth in stock and are the only distributor to offer same day delivery, going to great lengths to prioritise our customers’ needs and be best placed to help them make informed decisions. By being at the forefront of understanding industry needs, we are able to react to its everchanging demands. MWA have proven


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client’s exact requirements. At our site in Cam, we offer a comprehensive range of HVACR and Electrical training aimed at Engineers within the building services, construction, facilities management and oil, gas and marine sectors.

At Stonehouse, Health & Safety and CITB Site Safety Plus training is available. Plus UKATA accredited Asbestos Awareness and NonLicensed work with Asbestos from our purpose-built Asbestos facility in Cam. Now a registered Qualsafe Centre, Sanctus offers regulated First Aid courses supplemented recently by defibrillator, tourniquet and haemostatic dressings training. New for Autumn 2016 in response to client demand, Sanctus launches a range of ‘Professional Development’ courses. Aimed at the new manager, those whose skills need refreshing or where there is an identified skills gap, there is something for everyone. With time a pressure, ‘Bite Size’ modules can be undertaken within a few hours. Subjects with a skills focus such as Decision Making, Time Management, and Continuous Improvement, plus

Sulzer Mixpac Ltd is a company of the Swiss Sulzer Group and is headquartered in Haag. Additional subsidiaries in the USA, UK, Denmark and China ensure optimal supply and support for our customers. With over 700 employees worldwide, the company is among the technical leaders for dispensing technologies in the field of mixing, dosing and dispensing single- and dualcomponent materials. Data and Facts about Sulzer Mixpac Ltd: Founded: 2006, as merger of Sulzer Quadro Systems and the companies Mixpac Systems AG, Werfo AG and

information-based topics like Equality & Diversity and Data Protection. One-day options expand on a particular subject allowing delegates further opportunity to engage and practice new skills such as Building an Effective Team, Successful Communication, Presentation Skills and Appraisals. ‘Professional Development with Sanctus Training’ is good quality, robust and flexible at an affordable price to allow businesses to invest in their staff, in turn enhancing the bottom line. Where a bespoke approach is required, this can be tailored to a

This robust, practical, hands-on training, some of which lead to diploma and NVQ qualifications is accredited through City & Guilds and CITB amongst others. Training can also be carried out via mobile delivery. New! - Autumn 2016 heralds the launch of a range of consultancy and specialist services for the low carbon energy sector. From audits to renewable energy studies, metering strategies and performance certificates, we will be delighted to assist you with your needs in this key area. T 01453 828555 - Professional Development | Health & Safety Construction | Asbestos T 01453 899101 - HVACR | Utilities | Consultancy & Specialist Services info@sanctustraining.co.uk www.sanctustraining.co.uk

Green Matters and Sempergreen in combination with Urbanscape offer green infrastructure and urban greening solutions for green roofing, vertical interior and exterior applications, intensive landscaping, bio-diversity and sustainability. The company has 25 years’ experience in the construction and landscape sectors and Sempergreen is the largest manufacturer of green roof vegetation products in the world, constantly refining its products to ensure the highest quality and most sustainable offers are available.

The Minus7 people work different hours, across different time zones and so there is a concerted effort to be as accessible as possible to everyone. MWA make sure customers get the knowledge they need, when they need. With a dedicated sales team, modern website, trade counter and social media platforms packed full of information, MWA give you access to the latest and best content the industry has to offer. T +44 (0)121 327 7771 info@mwatechnology.com www.mwatechnology.com

Mold AG Managing Director: Philipp Süess Employees: 730 worldwide, including 30 in Research and Development Sales in 2015: Approx. CHF 200 million Business Areas: Healthcare and Industry Output in 2015: Approx. 2 billion plastic parts Locations: Haag (CH), Eschen (FL), Greve (DK), Kettering & Newbury (UK), Salem, NH & Haslett, MI (US), Shanghai (CN)

includes static mixers, cartridges and dispensing equipment that are used in a combined system. All solutions provide maximum precision and quality for metering, mixing and dispensing adhesives, sealants and coatings. The solutions are developed in Haag, Switzerland and are used in the fields of healthcare, dental, construction and industry. The company sells its products worldwide. www.sulzer.com

Sulzer Mixpac Ltd is an experienced Swiss manufacturer and technology leader in single- and dual-component dispensing systems. Its product range

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We provide a full design service for the specification sector and full support

this with the recent release of the Kamstrup 403, proudly being named the first UK distributor to stock the product whilst fulfilling our customers’ specific requirements. The Kamstrup 403 will be showcased at upcoming trade shows. MWA are also aware that sometimes challenges will arise when you least expect them and that’s why a dedicated technical team are on hand to offer full project support. With site verification and 5-year warranty on products, MWA ensure full peace of mind. MWA are also very active in raising awareness for various charities. Taking social responsibility very seriously, MWA staff are regularly involved in charity events, including most recently, the Birmingham Bikeathon for Bloodwise UK, and for Global’s Make Some Noise, where MWA staff abseiled down the Fort Dunlop building.

Welcome to Sanctus Training – Stand H4/420, a well-established provider of a broad range of training and consultancy services from our sites in Gloucestershire.

Company Profile: Sulzer Mixpac Ltd, Haag

POST & BEAM Perfect for visualising an architectural plan and for developing a layout for post & beam manufacture. Create post & beam constructions – to the millimetre – in 2D and 3D space.

simplicity and versatility in mind. For the compact range, the Herbst Agri Crusher, is the most productive machine available on the market.

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The Minus7 system delivers a complete low-cost, low-carbon energy solution to housing associations, developers and self-builders. Designed to make the best use of the UK climate, the technology harvests renewable energy 365 days per year, and benefits from both the RHI and FIT subsidy support that covers the complete capital cost of installation. The Minus7 system harnesses solar energy to provide a complete energy solution for buildings supplying heating, cooling and electricity. Solar

for project supply, installation and aftercare management. The company provided hydroponic vertical greening systems that incorporate full irrigation, fertigation and satellite monitoring technology, systems can be constructed for external and interior projects and are pivotal in pushing the biophilic advantages of plant use in the urban environment. Green walls and green roofs will aid in reducing air pollution and if correctly selected species are used, the systems will remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and HAPs (hazardous airborne pollutants) from

the atmosphere whilst increasing oxygenation processes in heavily polluted areas. Green roofs are primarily used to manage water, retaining large quantities after heavy storm rainfall and slowing the movement of volumes into already full drainage systems. Areas of green roofing can reduce localised flood risk and systems can now control release to benefit local water management plans. www.greenmattersuk.com

thermal, PV, heat pump and energy storage are seamlessly integrated into a single hybrid system managed by advanced proprietary control methodologies. The core of the system is a high quality long life roof composed of patented solar thermal planks with embedded PV. We are unique on the market in offering renewable power in which energy storage is embedded in the solution.

extremely cost-effective solution to powering dwellings, particularly if done in combination with a roof replacement programme. Energy storage, both electrical and thermal, is integral to the whole approach. Each system is remotely monitored and controlled so that systems can be networked to optimise demand from the grid while delivering secure low carbon, low cost energy to residents.

Running costs are considerably less than gas and the system therefore significantly addresses the issue of fuel poverty in the UK - a typical 3-bedroom house costs around £200 per annum for heating and hot water.

Minus7 will be launching their nextgeneration, building-integrated heat and power solution at this year’s UK Construction Week. They will be on booth E2/410, part of the Energy 2016 Exhibition.

The system is applicable to both retrofit and new-build properties, and is an

For more information, please go to www.minus7.co.uk

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UK Construction Week Preview Imperial Marble & Granite Importers

Union Home Systems Union, the leaders in Smart Technology integration are announcing the launch of their brand new service, ‘ONE’ at the Smart Buildings 2016 show. To celebrate this exciting news, they are giving away three ‘Sonos PLAYBAR’ units, one on each day of the show. To enter for a chance to win, simply visit stand SB2/209 and score a ‘hole in ONE’ in their interactive competition. Union specialise in the seamless design and installation of Smart technologies into both residential and commercial developments. It was through working closely with their clients and seeing the problems that developers were encountering when implementing Smart Technology into their buildings, that Union developed the unique concept of ‘ONE’ - a single solution for all Smart Technology requirements. Today’s property buyers are tech savvy and many expect smart technology and automated services to be part of a buildings standard infrastructure. The leading property developers across the UK are aware of these expectations and are working with Smart Technology companies to provide these benefits to their buyers.

However, until now the process of including these technologies in a large build was painful and disjointed, with developers having multiple contractors delivering different automated systems like (Lighting, AV, HVAC etc) in addition to the other companies managing the design and specifications of those services. These contractors would then work in silo and to their own deadlines instead of in conjunction with the other aspects of the build. Once the build was complete there was then further fragmentation as the support and aftercare for each of those systems was managed by the individual contractors, creating confusion and the common issues of one contractor blaming the other for a particular fault. Put simply…to date, Smart Building integration has been anything but Smart. For further information and to book an appointment at the show, call Union on +44 (0)1473 276112

Over the past 100 years, Liberon has built its reputation on high quality restoration and finishing of wooden furniture. In 1990, V33 Group purchased Liberon and has since innovated to create a wide range of products for wood and stone care and more recently moving to the coatings category with our Garden ColourCare range of paints.

RK Door Systems will be exhibiting their range of impressive entrance doors at Grand Designs Live at the the NEC in Birmingham. Specialising in the supply of highly insulated aluminium entrance doors that offer exceptional performance and low maintenance. They have a stunning range of designs from ultra-modern to traditional, that far exceed current energy efficiency and security requirements. With extras that include, state of the art technology & accessories such as biometric finger scan entry systems and video security and even automatic door opening. You can further personalise your door with an extraordinary selection of finishes from sumptuous wood effects, without the usual maintenance issues of timber, to exotic metallic & laminated glass. You really can create an incomparable statement to any home or building. It’s not just exterior front doors either, there is a range of beautifully designed secure entrance doors that are fire

rated, perfect for flats and apartments. Come and see us on stand B650, between the 11th and 23rd October. We’ll have a range of doors on show including the ‘Entre’ which starts at just £1495 plus vat. You can even try out the fingerscan entry, your fingerprint is more secure than a key and always with you. Come and see us and the doors - Lets make and entrance. www.rkdoorsystems.co.uk

Isothane Ltd Our range of injected and spray foam products can be used for both new build and retrofit projects and can be used for domestic, industrial or agricultural purposes. Duratherm is our BBA & LABC accredited closed cell spray foam insulation is perfect for insulating both pitched and flat roofs in both new build and retrofit projects. When

installed Duratherm seals off all the gaps therefore eliminating air leakage making the insulation more effective and improving the energy rating. Similarly our product Technitherm also has BBA and LABC accreditation and also offers excellent thermal insulation leading to improved energy efficiency. However, instead of being spray applied Technitherm is an injected foam solution, which when injected into the cavity though a predetermined drill pattern expands to produce a complete fill in the cavity. As Technitherm expands in the cavity in means it can be used to fill a number

of different hard to treat cavities that other means of insulation can’t; such as random and narrow cavities. Like Duratherm, Technitherm has a closed cell structure this means when injected into a cavity it will prevent the ingress of water into the inner leaf and has been tested by the BRE to meet their requirements for flood resilience. Come see us on stand E2/ 610!’ www.isothane.com



Fast Engineering Limited will launch 8 standard sizes of FASTANK® Bund into the Construction Industry at Civils Expo during UK Construction Week. FASTANK® Bund is a range of portable secondary containment tanks with capacities of 250ltrs to 4000+ ltrs. Bespoke sizes are also available for larger capacities with a 48hr manufacture and dispatch guarantee. The FASTANK® Bund is a robust and durable solution for spill response and environmental protection with the following uses in construction:ss Chemical Storage ss Generator Bunding ss Leaking Plant Bays ss Wash down Bays ss Plant maintenance bays The product is aimed at ensuring Construction companies can meet the ever more stringent environmental regulation of the Industry. Adam Holland, General Manager

At the Surface and Materials show our stand (Hall 3, Stand SM2/3) will showcase the range of quality stone we supply. We specialise in Italian white marble from the Carrara quarries such as Arabescato, Calacatta, Carrara and Statuario. As well as traditional looking stone we also stock a range of exotic

stone to cater for unique projects. We sell some marble exclusively in the UK and Europe such as Palissandro and Eramosa. In total our full range of stone includes over 200 colours and patterns, and we hold a large amount of stock on our premises so we can supply stone at short notice.

Sales Manager, Michael Cohen, will be present at our stand to answer all your questions. Michael is also taking part in the seminar ‘Ask an Expert: the Future of Luxury Surface Design’ on 20th October 2016 (12.45-13.30). Please come along to this seminar for an interesting discussion.

Our stone can be found in some of London’s most exclusive homes and apartments as well as commercial locations like banks and shopping centres. Some of the companies that have benefitted from our stone include the Al Rayan bank in Knightsbridge, Selfridges department store and the Armani hotel in Dubai.

For more information about our stone please visit our website or contact Michael Cohen direct: www.imperial-marble.co.uk

We work collaboratively with clients and offer expert advice on stone selection, colour, finish and fitting. Our

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Isothane are thrilled to be appearing at the Energy 2016 show as part of UK Construction week at The NEC in Birmingham to discuss our range of polyurethane foam insulation products.

Imperial Marble & Granite Importers was established over 20 years ago and is recognised as one of the leading suppliers of stone slabs and tiles in the UK. We supply marble, granite, limestone, quartz and onyx stone. We can provide stone in its original format or it can be cut and supplied to your exact specification. We work with professionals such as builders, interior designers, architects and stonemasons so we are accustomed to working with plans and drawings from a project.

at Fast Engineering said, “We have 35 years’ experience of providing containment solutions in Oil and Gas, firefighting, aid relief and other sectors and recognise that environmental protection is becoming increasingly more important in the Construction Industry. This is evident from the recent uptake of our products in the sector. Our range of portable, modular FASTANK®’s, secondary containment bunds and oil/water separators provide the construction industry with robust and versatile solutions to containment issues and spill response, reducing risk to the environment. FASTANK®’s have a multitude of applications and Construction Week provides an ideal opportunity to engage with our existing customers and demonstrate our products to other companies and agencies involved in the sector. The FASTANK range of portable modular liquid storage tanks includes the FASTANK® 1, 3 & 5 with capacities ®

of 1,000, 3,000 and 5,000ltrs. The FASTANK® 1500 & 2000 are the largest tanks with capacity for 7,500 and 10,000ltrs. Uses in Construction include liquid storage in remote locations, load testing ballast etc. The FASTANK® Cascade is a portable oil water separator which can be erected in 5 – 10 minutes, has a capacity of 3,000 litres and a treatment rate of 5000ltrs per hour. www.fastank.com

Liberon has been at the forefront of innovation in woodcare for over a century. Many of its products contain highly advanced technology which result in superior quality finishes for the consumer as well as reassuring the retailer or merchant that they can trust the Liberon brand. Key to the company’s commitment of

new product development is the environmental criteria which all its products must comply with. Every effort is made to minimize the environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle, whether it is the ingredients used in products, their manufacturing methods, transportation from factory to retailer or merchant, use by the consumer or final waste disposal, Liberon aims to reduce its use of resources as much as possible. Liberon ranges cover 4 main areas, furniture, flooring, oils and garden with a range of products to suit all kinds of surfaces, all with the assurance of Liberon’s high quality and superior finish. The extensive furniture range includes

products for reviving and maintaining all types of furniture such as dyes, waxes, varnishes and polishes; as well as a wide range of superior quality oils. With Liberon flooring products, a quality finish is guaranteed. There are products in the Liberon flooring range to clean, wax, oil, seal and add shine to floors ensuring a beautiful finish. For more information on Liberon products and stockists please call 01797 367 555 or visit: www.liberon.co.uk

Specialist Aluminium Pressure and Gravity Diecasters Established for almost 30 years, Glen Gastings Ltd provides exceptional solutions to all your aluminium diecasting requirements. Having developed an unrivalled amount of knowledge and expertise over the years, the family run company is able to serve a wide range of industries, tailoring to their exact requirements. Using a combination of traditional skills in its sand foundry and the very latest technology of CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping, Glen Gastings produces quality samples and rapid prototypes. Their co-operation with several local toolmakers allows them to produce value for money tooling at comparatively low costs – providing the customer with the advantages of

pressure diecasting including accuracy, less machining and finishing, for quantities normally restricted to gravity and sandcastings. Concentrating on small, medium size runs, 2,000 to 100,000 pieces at economical prices, the company provide a large plant list including a family range of 12 pressure diecasting machines with locking forces, 280, 330 and 500 tonnes, and a wide variety of vibratory and barrelling finishing machines, sawing, drilling and tapping machines. A site of 4.5 acres which houses a 34,000 square foot factory floor means Glens have the facilities and ample room for storage of all castings to

Glen Castings crew provides customers with a call-off option on products. Glen Gastings have easy access throughout the UK with the Motorway Networks of M66, M62, M65 and M6 on their doorstep, offering you a reliable delivery service. All staff fully trained in all aspects for diecasting, grinding, drilling and assembly ensuring you receive the highly quality products and services. 01706 873 967 www.glencastings.co.uk

Siniat Siniat is the name behind drylining innovation and is part of the Etex Group, a global construction materials company. Siniat forms part of it’s cladding and building boards business, with operations across Europe, Africa and South America. Siniat manufactures drylining products and systems for partitions, ceilings, wall linings and external sheathing purposes. Our products are used by small builders through to some of the most acclaimed architects and construction companies in the country. Our products are used in millions of properties across the country, helping to make homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces warmer, drier, quieter and safer than they have ever been. As a major manufacturer in the construction supply chain network, we provide next

day delivery to hundreds of specialist distributors and builders merchants across the UK. Many of the construction sector’s most successful companies trust our products, customer service and technical knowledge to give their business a competitive edge. The UK construction sector is in good health. This is due in no small part to the innovative work that Siniat and the builders’ merchants have done to supply the most appropriate material at the best value, when builders need them the most.

We have seen this year many branches invest in training, to upskill branch employees from ‘order takers’ to ‘skilled advisors’ through Siniat’s online training modules, hands on training delivered at our Training Centre in Bristol and at various Merchant lead events nationwide. Our partnerships are extremely valuable to us. Siniat, builders merchants and distributors work closely together to grow our businesses, whether it’s through promotions, new products or project intelligence. www.siniat.co.uk

Builders’ merchants continue to play a key role as a vital link in the supply chain, working hard with both manufacturers and customers to deliver the best support to UK construction.

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Pyroclassic Fires UK The Pyroclassic IV fire was designed by the New Zealand Government 40 years ago to tackle the problem of air pollution and it’s the same stove you see for sale today. How it does this is it has a primary and secondary burn chamber which burns even the secondary gases therefore hugely reducing the emissions and increasing its efficiency. This technology has enabled the product to obtain DEFRA exemption which means it can even be installed in smoke control zones across the UK. The Pyroclassic has NO grate, NO ash pan, which means NO mess. This in itself makes the Pyroclassic unique compared to many of its log burning competitors. This is down to the design of the cylindrical fire chamber (which will take double the conventional log length up to 50cm) by using blast furnace technology which pulverizes even the ash particles leaving you with little or no waste product which means no wasted energy. In the heart of the Pyroclassic is the burn chamber. This is a one piece cast ceramic cylinder that has a

very high thermal mass which slowly dissipates the heat over a long period of time creating a nice comfortable constant temperature in your room instead of it fluctuating up and down with the strength of the fire. The Pyroclassic is available in over 100 different RAL colours with easily interchangeable panels, so if you decide in 5 years time to change your decoration you can just change the panels to suit as the firebox has a 15 year warranty. The Pyroclassic is a 5kw dry stove and is also available as a boiler stove by installing the water heating element capable of up to 3.7kw to water which uses the hot exhaust gasses to heat the water so it doesn’t take anything away from the room heating capability of the stove. The Pyroclassic has a 10mm thick steel top plate which is ideally suited for

BLM will be showcasing its products at the upcoming Build Show, part of UK Construction Week, from 18th20th October 2016 at the NEC. Visitors to the show will be welcomed at BLM’s newly designed exhibition stand (B4/619), within the BMF Pavilion. Their team of knowledgeable representatives will be on hand to receive enquiries, answer questions and discuss all things Lead. cooking on or boiling a kettle. We also sell the cooking accessory pack which comes with a dutch oven so you can roast or bake. The Pyroclassic is DEFRA exempt which means it’s that efficient it can even be installed in smoke control zones in the UK due to its low emissions. It is also a HETAS approved product. The Pyroclassic is the only DEFRA exempt stove in the UK market to be capable of 12 hour + burn cycles on one load of material so you can stoke the fire before going to bed and be sure it will still be lit and keeping your house warm in the morning when you get up. www.pyroclassic.co.uk

Russ Taylor, Sales Development Manager at BLM British Lead, commented: “We are proud to be showcasing its products and services at UK Construction Week.”

base by improving knowledge and ultimately enhancing the experience for contractors and end-users. The guide provides detailed information on the production and benefits of Rolled Lead Sheet, the company’s full range of products, recommended stock guidelines, H&S, handling and storage tips. BLM’s new visual identity is also reflected in their new website designed with a fresh new look and userfriendly navigation. The site is now available at www.britishlead.co.uk.

“The sheer scale of the show presenting us with the opportunity to engage with a large number of key contacts and decision makers from all corners of the industry, making it the ideal time and place to launch our smart new Product Guide” added Russ Taylor. The new Product Guide reflects the BLM’s new visual identity and features its wide range of Rolled Lead Sheet and Lead ancillary products, together with comprehensive sizing and fitting information. Copies of their new brochure will be available for collection on stand B4/619. The new Product Guide follows hot on the heels of the company’s new Merchants Training Guide, specifically designed to aid staff within their merchant customer

Introducing the New High Capacity Maeda MC815C Kranlyft, the European master distributor for Maeda Mini Cranes, are proud to announce the arrival of the highest capacity Maeda Mini Crane so far. This all new crane will be unveiled at the forthcoming Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany 11-17th April on stand FS1003-1. The MC815 model stands at the head of the Maeda range with a massive 8 tonnes lifting capacity making it the stongest lifter to date. With a 19.4m tipping height, new 10.4” multi function touchscreen monitor and the added bonus of 1000kg pick and carry capacity, this crane offers unrivalled versatility with great lifting duties. The optional 1500kg SWL hydraulic 2-section Fly Jib increases maximum lifting height to 25.5m. There is an all new Searcher Hook giving class leading duties of 1000kg New to this model is power lifting mode, joystick control, new Technos 2 radio telemetry system with

joystick control, auto levelling via remote, auto crane stow via remote, MSOS (Maeda Safety Operation System) and and EU stage 3B compliant engine to make it environmentally friendly. Standard features include outrigger interlock device, 2 speed powerful winch, hydrostatic transmission, data logger, 6/4/2 fall hook block, tilt sensor/alarm, hydraulic slew brake and 5-section pentagonal boom.Kranlyft offer unrivalled quality and reliability with their Maeda Mini Cranes range plus an excellent service and support package. For more information on the full European range of Maeda Mini Cranes contact Kranlyft directly England +44 (0)117 9826661, Sweden +46 31807000 by email info@ maedaminicranes.co.uk or visit www.maedaminicranes.com If you would like more information on this new model or any crane in the Maeda range please contact Alan Peck on +44 (0)7767 236202 or email alan@kranlyft.co.uk

SMART® SMART® is a world class brand specialising in high quality multi-tool accessories compatible with all brands of multi-tools. Having been associated with the multi-tool industry for 30 years, SMART® is a respected and trusted brand in this market. Around the world SMART® blades have gained a reputation for durability and value. Thanks to the importance SMART® places on quality, innovation and support, SMART® is firmly committed to manufacturing blades that represent the highest combination of value and quality. Reinforcing this SMART® blades are the only blades backed up by a 100% replacement “no breakage” guarantee. In recent years the range of multitool options has exploded which has challenged the end user as well as the retail industry in deciding which brand to use or sell. SMART® offers you a single source of supply that enables you to service all your multi-tool blade demands. Every multi-tool brand available today are power tool manufacturers and offer accessories to supplement their range. SMART® is the opposite; we are a manufacturer that focuses on the multitool accessories.

This means you are dealing with a specialist who: ss Place their entire efforts into constantly exploring methods to provide better blade life and economy. ss Carries out thorough research and development to increase the versatility of our blades to suit the growing list of construction materials and tool brands. ss Is the only blade supplier in the world that guarantees their accessories against breakage. ss Has a very broad range of accessories so that every demand and need is covered. ss Provides a single source of supply for all multi-tool accessory requirements. www.smart-toolgroup.com

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Health, Safety, Tooling & Workwear News

Experts in Textile Solutions For more than 85 years, workwear from F. Engel™ has been selected by customers from all over Europe as the first choice for all-round protection and maximum comfort no matter what a work situation may demand. Founded in 1927 by Carl J. Engel Senior and now 4th generation family-owned, the company has 850 employees based at its Headquarters in Norgesvej, Denmark and 2 factories in Lithuania. Since it first began, with the importing of denim from the U.S. as a hard wearing fabric, the company’s aims have always been the same – to provide superior quality, value for money workwear designed for a perfect, flexible fit and to give long lasting, reliable service. The original fabric was called Bull Denim which was made from 100% cotton. Over the years the materials and manufacturing processes have been continually developed to incorporate many new practical and beneficial design details with the versatility of the fabric improved by adding the yarn combination of polyester and cotton. New colours have been introduced and many businesses are now recognized by the specific

colour combination and design of their Engel corporate workwear where not only is it valued for its practical uses but also as a significant part of a company’s professional statement. Development is an ongoing process as new smart colour combinations and materials are continuously created and tested, with a constant emphasis on product quality, innovation, flexibility and environmental awareness. The company has an impressive seven collections (along with a large range of accessories), all of which are ‘tailor-made’ for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, offshore, building & construction and the commercial sector. Each item of clothing is designed to be a perfect, comfortable fit whilst giving maximum freedom of movement and

reliability, and all are fully certified to EN ISO 20471:2013 standard. As an example, one of the main brand names under the F. Engel banner is ‘Combat’; geared to cope with any season and designed for action, this durable and stylish, uni-coloured collection has contrasting and reflective piping for greater visibility on jackets and trousers, many of

which are made from 100% cotton. Almost all the trousers feature such useful detail as ruler-pockets, hammer straps and mobile phone pockets, whilst the leg-length can be extended an extra 4-6cm if required. Other names to look out for, each with their own unique benefits, include ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Work Zone’ and the ‘Light’ range for warmer weather. There are two policies which the company considers to be of very special importance. One is that advice is freely offered to firms and organisations within every relevant industry on the most effective ways by which they can comfortably protect their personnel; the other is to be in constant touch with its customers and end-users to ensure that all products are designed and manufactured with the aim of allowing them to do their work as efficiently as possible. The company is continually researching and gaining new and helpful ideas, from the locker room, to closely examining and testing all practical aspects of wearing and using its garments to maximum effect. For more information on F.ENGEL workwear visit: www.f-engel.com or www.fe.dk/en

Special lifting project domestic fitness suit Dudden Construction Ltd was in the process of adding an extension to a cliff side property in Fowey, Cornwall, and this was to include a fitness suit with an aqua trainer and hot tub both sunk into the floor. The client wanted the aqua trainer and hot tub to be hidden under the floor when not in use. Dudden came up with the idea of having sections of the floor acting as covers that could be raised to ceiling height and then lowered back in place as and when required and they asked Linian Crane and Hoist Company to design and manufacture a suitable and bespoke winching system as there was not any standard lifting or winching equipment on the market that would satisfy all the criteria and overcome the various constraints. The requirements were that the system should be unobtrusive, safe, reliable and general fit in with the high quality appearance of the finished suite. Linian designed special winches that could be installed in a very tight ceiling cavity. Each winch had two drums and two hoist wires were paid out from each drum. The winches


were to operate on 240 volt single phase power supply and be fitted with upper and lower working and safety limit switches for safe and accurate positioning. Each winch wire terminated in a cleverly designed hook/key attachment which could locate in recessed lugs on the floor covers to be lifted. The hoist wires and attachments were manufactured from stainless steel. Ben Dudden, Managing Director of Dudden Construction Ltd, commented “Linian did a terrific job designing the winch system for our project. Communication was easy and efficient despite the long distance from their base. Linian were a pleasure to work with”. www.linian.com

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Health, Safety, Tooling & Workwear News

Developers of award-winning cushioning and protection products “Redbacks® was formed in 2011 in order to develop our cushioning invention.

structure, allowing pressure to be distributed evenly time after time.

Having researched the protective clothing market, we confirmed our belief that existing knee pads did nothing to cushion, comfort or protect the user’s knees from long term damage; in the UK the NHS replaces over 104,000 knees per year. In the U.S. this figure exceeds 600,000. We knew that for our knee pads to be really effective they needed to be made of soft flexible material and not foam, as pressure from kneeling causes foam to flatten or disintegrate.

Both the honeycomb matrix and the leafspring are made from the same thermoplastic injection moulded material, ensuring a high compression rate and 100% recovery to its original shape, which means no loss of function over time. This combination gives the unique controlled distribution and deceleration of pressure – in other words protecting the rest of the body from the impact forces whilst kneeling, with the same pressurerelief benefits applying to our, soon to be introduced, new footwear and seating products”

The technology is unique in that the patent is for the geometric structure and not the material; we are free to use any material that we deem appropriate to the product application The secret to our own science therefore lies in the use of a special moulded leaf-spring suspended in an arch by a flexible honeycomb matrix. When pressure is applied directly above the spring it bends, dispersing pressure and distributing weight evenly. The matrix provides a holding mechanism for the spring to control its bend and stabilise the entire

The latest addition to the company’s range are Redbacks Strapped Kneepads; these have elasticated, soft Neoprene straps with dust and particle resistant fastenings which allow them to be worn on bare skin without chafing, or over trousers, and ensure that they stay in the correct position when kneeling, walking or sitting. The pads have a waterresistant covering and a soft breathable, inner fabric that wicks away sweat whilst providing thermal protection from warm or cold surfaces. Durable and hardwearing, the distribution of the impact forces whilst kneeling allows the user unrivalled, all-day comfort and long-term

knee protection, with the added significant advantage of helping to protect against back and neck pain. The company, which is a member of has won a number of awards over the past 3 years for its kneepad design, one being the prestigious ‘SATRA Best Innovation Occupational PPE Award’ in 2012; professional tradespeople who are readers of some of the UK’s leading trade publications have also voted in nationwide polls for Redbacks kneepads as an award winning product. All Redbacks Cushioning products are patented worldwide, and fully CE approved. For more information and to order visit www.redbackscushioning.com sales@redbackscushioning.com telephone: + 44 (0) 1327 702104

Silverbuck provides new look for workwear Silverbuck, a specialist workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) company, has been launched by The Anchorpoint Group, replacing its successful Strathallan division. The company and its new look brand have been introduced to reflect a wider service offering and product ranges. Dale Paterson, Managing Director of the Anchorpoint Group, commented: “Working with some of the biggest companies in the workwear and PPE marketplace, we find our service increasingly involves advising clients on bespoke solutions.

workwear to senior personnel in human resources and marketing departments, not just procurement. We wanted a new, refreshed brand that would appeal to such customers, although clients won’t see any change in the high quality service we provide.” Silverbuck workwear and PPE ranges include head protection, high visibility, eyewear, ear and face protection, embroidery, footwear and gloves. To find out more visit the company’s new website at www. silverbuck.co.uk or call 0800 619 0916.

“We are investing more time to clearly understand our client’s requirements in order to develop a suite of workwear that meets their particular needs. “Such solutions can offer exceptional value for money, providing workwear that employees actually want to wear along with associated benefits.” Mr Paterson emphasised that research shows quality workwear not only helps promote a quality brand, but can have a significant, positive effect on workforce morale and motivation. “That is why we find ourselves increasingly talking about

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Trips and Falls continue to be the biggest cause of serious injury in the workplace. HSE Cabletrail is an innovative, patent protected product that can be positioned vertically, at an angle or even horizontally to work within all sites, ensuring that cables are securely fixed. Cables can be guided round corners and individually managed for easy identification, as well as being segregated by contractor or cable type to speed up breakdown and setup.

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Cost-free Construction Safety Innovations from the equation, and enable employees of any organisation to access the latest Health & Safety, PPE and wellbeing innovations without it costing them a penny.” This in turn leads on to the commonplace problems associated with current procurement practice, which has been known to produce an unfortunate ‘lose-lose’ result. Namely, health & safety managers are inclined to reject unique products because of budget restrictions, which leads to frustration and a reduction of productivity and workplace morale. Procurement divisions also lose out as they often fail to account for the potential cost savings the innovation can bring, and shareholders are negatively affected in terms of finance and throughput.

In a contemporary day and age where intelligent technology is a prevalent force, it seems apparent that companies are relying more and more on product innovation. This has taken its toll on multiple industries and businesses are continually devising new ways to impress customers in a bid to gain a competitive edge over those rejecting modernisation and change. To address this subject we have sought the expertise of Bali Rakhra LL.B, Commercial Director of CKL Workwear Distribution and regular commentator on Health & Safety product innovations, who was keen to discuss the usage of novelty in the real world and its implications in particular regard to the provision of specialised safety solutions. The first consideration Bali brought to our attention is that industry originality is a double edged sword: “innovation is undoubtedly a force for good, but it can either work for you or against you,” he told us here at Building and Construction Review. “An often overlooked consequence of it is the increased legal responsibility it creates on the employer: it can indirectly create a higher of duty of care on employers without them even being aware of it.” This was mentioned in relation to industrial injury tribunals which have in the past been lenient to employers in situations whereby the problem causing the injury had never had an effective

solution in place to prevent it. If there were precautions, it was more likely that tribunals would take a far more dim perspective of companies that failed to introduce them. Another point to be factored in revolves around product cost and quality. Once aspects such as increased employee pain, discomfort, injuries, absence, sick pay and potential compensation payouts are put into play it can far outweigh the difference in initial purchase costs of the innovation. This is of great relevance to the workwear segment, which relies heavily on the supply of durable and dependable apparel and equipment. “In terms of PPE, cheaper products are less effective and wear out more quickly, costing more in the long run in terms of productivity and earlier replacements,” Bali commented. “It is the value, rather than the cost, that is most important. At the moment, however, cost remains the primary issue for most UK companies. That’s what set me off to innovate my own solutions to remove price

The solution is relatively simple and has come courtesy of CKL, an informed industry expert who has over 42 years of experience manufacturing and distributing an array of safety-based products. Having directly spoken to over 1000 health & safety managers, Bali recognised a pattern in their thought process that largely came down to cost objections on an erroneous assumption of how the HSE regulations work. Distinctions weren’t easy to make between PPE items and wellbeing products, particularly for those unfamiliar with the legal definitions, but as a previous student of law Bali was well placed to provide a logical description: “Wellbeing products do not fall within the remit of the PPE regulations, and therefore UK companies are neither obliged to supply or pay for them,” he explained. “Therefore, I decided to create a number of unique supply programmes to allow any UK company to embrace these innovations easily and cost-free - perhaps even creating considerable savings in the medium term. “This would represent a win for HSE and procurement departments, as well as for directors and shareholders. The real winners are the employees themselves whose lives can be significantly impacted the products. It will also benefit the UK economy as a whole, by having innovations actually being sold and used on the market, instead of sitting unsold on the shelves, benefitting no-one. This would bolster further investment in innovation by manufacturers, which further benefits the economy.” This philosophy is the idea behind the recently launched ‘Win-Win’ campaign conducted by CKL at the IOSH Conference 2016. With its enriched understanding of workwear and PPE, the independent supplier is suitably positioned to assist organisations in making the right decision when investing in up-to-the-minute products.


CKL is an established company renowned for its quality supply of workwear and uniform supplies. With roots dating back to 1972, the organisation boasts decades of industry experience and has since acquired a respectable customer base covering areas across Scotland, the UK and Europe. Its market-leading portfolio of products comprises general industrial workwear, PPE, safety footwear, staff uniforms, promotional clothing and garments for the police, armed forces, local authorities and the hospitality, food & drink, oil & gas, corporate, medical, engineering, construction and Fire/Chem/ Bio Hazard markets. Contact T 0800 788 0777 M 07999 162 985 Bali.rakhra@ckl.uk.com CKL.uk.com/workwear HealthandSafetyInnovations.com

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Facilities Management & Fleet Safety News

Choosing the right strapping solution is important for the construction industry, where dependence on quality and reliability is crucial. Steel strapping Ribbon wound steel strapping from Kite Packaging is a popular method of strapping and securing heavy, sharp edged or irregular loads. The Ribbon Wound method by which the strap is wound into a coil increases safety and storage, particularly when compared to “oscillated steel strap”. Kite supply steel strapping in the 3 most popular widths on the market, 13mm, 16mm and 19mm, with a thickness of 0.5mm.

use on flat and level surfaces and will work whether you are applying the tension in either a horizontal or vertical position.

Particularly popular within building, construction and export industries, steel strapping is used when heavy or sharp edged loads require securing, as it proves more robust where sharp or protruding edges are apparent, giving extra strength and security.

Steel strapping safety cutter protects users during the removal of a secured load under tension; it has rubber pads either side to help prevent the steel strapping from springing when cut.

Polypropylene strapping Polypropylene strapping offers high elongation and improved elongation recovery properties, to ensure packages or pallets are secure for delivery and storage. Ideal for light to medium duty use, polypropylene is hard-wearing and durable, meaning that it can withstand numerous knocks, bumps and scratches. It is a cost effective way to strap light duty parcels and works extremely well on semi-automatic strapping machines, manual tools and mobile strapping dispensers.

Strapping (often referred to as banding) is commonly used throughout industries as a key method for sealing and securing goods. Its popularity is down mainly to the versatile range of materials, tools and applications available to companies who utilise strapping as their key packaging solution. Employed for bundling items together for easier handling, attaching items to pallets and crates, reinforcing cartons and boxes or fastening goods together; strapping in all its forms is increasing in popularity. In order to maintain the integrity of a load as it travels through the supply chain or warehouse, it is key to use the appropriate strapping. Securing and stabilising loads (commonly pallets of heavy items) while in transit, ensures pallets don’t de-stabilise, products don’t get damaged and health and safety issues are avoided. Consideration and planning in selecting the right material and process for strapping is often overlooked, given the wide range of applications and materials that best suit any given range of products. Strapping is commonly used for small to medium loads or large and irregular shaped loads so understanding the types available is central to the purchasing process. Health and safety is a key requirement for all companies, particularly in industries where accidents can lead to serious or even fatal injury. The HSE statistics show that in the past 20 years there has been a downward trend in the rate of fatal injury in the workplace, however in recent years this is showing signs of levelling off. Where accidents are the result of mishandling of dangerous or heavy

goods, the importance of using the correct products and equipment is obvious. Strapping together bundles of material is also a safety precaution when materials are stored in warehouse racks, as it reduces the risk of products falling and causing injury. Deciding the strapping that is best for you can often be the challenge; however there are several important questions to answer when determining the type of strapping you need: ssThe type of product being strapped. ssThe weight of the load. ssThe transport processes i.e. how much will the product move around. ssWhere the product will be stored i.e. height and how long for. ssThe shape of the load. Kite offer a complete range of strapping, strapping tools and kits to meet the requirements for low and high volume operations. The range has a reputation for reliability and is highly price competitive.

Polyester strapping One of the strongest plastic strapping products, Polyester (PET) serves as a viable alternative to steel strapping in the brick, lumber and textile industries. It stays tight on loads that settle shrink or expand and will withstand higher tensioning than other plastic strapping – up to 25% higher, with equivalent break strengths. It is ideal for use with semi-automatic machines or hand use with a dispenser and maintains sufficient retained tension, even in extreme conditions. It is known to retain tension on rigid loads better than other non-metallic strapping.

Hand held sealing tools come in widths 13mm, 16mm and 19mm to ensure the secure seal of each size of steel strapping. They allow you to manually secure a seal to tightened strapping, making sure it holds the strapping in place, under tension.

Kite’s range of advanced combi tools carry out the functions of tensioning, sealing and cutting steel strapping in one tool – for added speed and efficiency. No seals are required as the steel crimps to itself for a more effective seal, saving money on purchasing seals. Kites ribbon wound steel strapping dispenser trolley allows strapping to be moved quickly, easily and safely around warehouses or dispatch operations. It is particularly useful when strapping is being applied in multiple locations, requiring users to be mobile. For more information on Kites range of products and services, visit www.kitepackaging.co.uk.

Strapping tools Tensioning tools are a quick and simple way of applying tension to your 13-19mm steel strapping to make sure it stays tight and secure. It is designed for

Strapping kits Kites range of strapping kits, are ideal for a range of customers. Available as four different cost effective and ready to go solutions, the kits give you all of the items your operation requires in one single package. The kits supplied are suitable for both standard and heavy duty operations and are supplied in hand operated, dispenser and trolley mounted forms. The items and quantity per kits vary depending on the kit selected; however you will find several items from the list inside: a tensioner, sealer tool, combination tool, a large reel of strapping, a dispenser stand, plastic or metal strap seals and/or a mobile strapping trolley.

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With access to a wide range of exotic manmade materials and smart appliances there is one kitchen style that still remains king, the traditional kitchen. But why does this traditional style still remain the number one choice? Here kitchen worktop specialists Mayfair Granite tell us why: The kitchen design industry moves fast with new designers and products coming onto the market every day. However, sleek and modern designs aren’t for everyone and over the past decade we have seen a big resurgence in traditional design, not just in the kitchen but across the whole home. The traditional combination of natural stone and solid timber cabinetry have more longevity than modern designs as they embrace the basic form and function needed in the home. Materials used in traditional kitchen designs include natural stone such as granite and marble for

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Modern cutting equipment now means that granite and marble can be cut into virtually any shape to suit any kitchen design. Together, these natural materials create a strong and durable space for a busy kitchen environment. Over the past decade we have seen a resurgence in home cooking and baking series on TV as people look at eating healthier. This, together with more information in general about healthy eating means that more people are actually thinking about what they are eating and feeding their families. This uptake in people cooking from scratch has fuelled the popularity of classic kitchen appliances such as Aga range ovens and Kitchen Aids as people return to traditional cooking and baking methods. While we are already seeing an array of smart appliance’s including fridges, microwaves and washing machines making their way into consumer kitchens, we do know the traditional kitchen design isn’t going away any time soon. www.mayfairgranite.co.uk


Doors & Windows News Romag has new city centre tram way stop covered THE latest phase of an ambitious multimillion-pound urban transport project will feature toughened architectural laminated coloured glass from specialist manufacturer Romag. The glass has been specified as a key aesthetic component of the new St. Peter’s Square tram stop, which is being completed as part of the Greater Manchester Metrolink tramway system.

The firm provided detailed technical specifications and drawings from which the cutting of the glass sections was completed, as well as final installation expertise and project liaison.

More than 370 sq. m of 17.5mm thickness heat soaked laminated green-tinted glass, which has been drilled and shaped by Romag for the city centre scheme, will form four eye-catching canopies for passengers sheltering from the elements on two newly built platforms. The stop also features new passenger safety balustrades constructed from 50 sq. m of toughened laminated clear glass from Romag, which has also supplied the vertical central glass sections designed to support the canopies. The work was overseen and coordinated by structural steelwork and architectural


metalwork fabricators Shawton Engineering following delivery of pre-assembled glass sections to site from its Warrington factory.

Designed by award winning German architects Latz + Partners, the St. Peter’s Square stop is part of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing project and a key element in the Grow project, an initiative that will see more than £1bn invested into the city centre’s infrastructure by 2017. Romag safety glass is stringently tested to ensure manufacturing processes comply with industry regulations and performance standards. More details at www.romag.co.uk

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Roofing News Young Roofing Olympians Seek Gold at International Competition Four outstanding young roofers from around the United Kingdom will be heading to Poland this coming October to take part in the bi-annual World Championship for Young Roofers, organised by the International Federation of Roofing Contractors (IFD). This year the competition is being hosted by the Polish Roofing Trade Association, Polskie Stowarzyszenie Dekarzy (PSD). Through this international competition, the IFD aims to harmonise professional roof training, raise the profile of training to the public and create a common international message to promote the standards of skilled young roofers. The competition itself covers the three major roofing disciplines; Flat, Pitched and Metal and Team GB will be aiming for gold in Flat and Pitched. Flying the flag for Team GB for Pitched Roofing; Connor Martin, Heritage Roofing in Devon and Donal Harkin, D Harkin & Co (Roofing) Limited in Northern Ireland. They are being mentored by Bob Coutts, a longtime mentor for the championship and Head Judge for the UK skills competition, SkillBuild. Competing for the gold Flat Roofing medal is Jordan Lane, Lane Roofing Ltd in Birmingham

and Ben Revitt, Briggs Amasco Ltd in Cradely Heath, Birmingham. The pair are guided by Gary Walpole, Head of Training for the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) and also a Head Judge for SkillBuild. NFRC are overwhelmed with support for this year’s competition and would like to say a big thank you to the sponsors; Briggs Amasco Ltd, Cupa Pizarras S.A, D Harkin & Co (Roofing) Limited, the Institute of Roofing (IoR), Lane Roofing Ltd, Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA), Sika Ltd, and Wienerberger Ltd. If other roofing companies would also like to sponsor Team GB they should call NFRC on 0207 638 7663. For all the latest on Team GB head to www.facebook.com/TheNFRC or follow #IFDTeamGB.

Panel Fixing News Button-fix — The award-winning, secret fixing for panels Button-fix is an extra strong, secret fixing for panels, suitable for a multitude of applications such as washrooms, exhibition furniture, display stands and interior panels. Designed with architects and fitters in mind, the invisible fixing is easy to fit and align. Using Button-fix fasteners can save considerable time across a fit-out while significantly improving the potential for fitters to realise the architect’s vision for an inspiring and well-executed environment. Available with marker accessories to ensure the perfect panel alignment and a reassuring ‘click’ when the panel is safely engaged, Button-fix is the ideal secret fixing solution. The durable nylon buttons that are attached to each panel are intuitively coloured to denote application, with the lime green button for use with CSK wood screws and orange buttons to be used with Varianta Euro screws. Providing quick and easy access to often hard to reach areas, such as pipework beneath a bath, Button-fix fastenings can be simply unclipped and removed. This unique feature is also extremely beneficial in busy commercial environments such as service stations, where an accidentally damaged

panel can be easily removed and replaced. Ideal for use in commercial and residential environments, Buttonfix fasteners can be used in 90o angle panel junctions, horizontal and vertical applications. The full Button-fix range includes: ss The Type 1 Fix for connecting parallel panels where strength is paramount, perfect for fit outs and renovations. ss Type 2 Fix for connecting 90o panels where easy access is required such as access to plumbing behind bath panels. ss The Type 1 Flush for the ‘no gap’ fixing of panels, ideal for furniture and exhibition stands. ss The Type 1 Bonded for applications where screw fixing is not possible, suitable for lightweight decorative panels, boat interiors and interior signage. For more information on Button-fix please visit www.button-fix.com or follow @ButtonfixUK on Twitter.

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Building News

Taking Glazing to a Whole New Level Based at the Telegraph Hill Industrial Estate in Minster, Architectural Vision Systems is an innovative manufacturer of high quality architectural and structural glazing systems. The business aims to remove the divides between outside and inside environments whilst ensuring that the comfort of modern living is not compromised, and this is made possible with its line of first-rate frameless sliding doors and slim line pivot doors & windows. The premium supplier has one simple vision: to ensure customers are able to see what they want; offering picturesque views as opposed to just simple windows and doors. The frameless doors and windows, therefore, are stylistically transparent to achieve a sophisticated and expensive look that will impress whilst slotting seamlessly into various types of commercial buildings and households. The sliding doors are made using glass for the purposes of longevity and stability and are further supported with double glazing and thermally broken aluminium profiles with PVCU insets. The system provides the

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Architectural Vision Systems is a company founded out of the structural glazing market, with the principles having worked on many complex projects in demanding situations. Having built many complex opening products ranging from 2,000kg opening glass rooflights to pivot opening glass facades it has become clear that there is a consistent demand. The requirement: remove the divides between outside and inside whilst maintaining the comfort of modern living. smallest of vertical sight lines (measuring 20mm) whilst promising excellent thermal efficiency and daylight access for a brighter and airier living space that is highly desired and widely appreciated in modern architecture. T +44 (0)1843 825573 info@arcvis.co.uk www.avsglass.co.uk

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Cost-Effective Storage Systems with MFE Mezzanine Floor Engineering (MFE) has come a long way since its establishment in 1985. The significant growth that ensued in the following years enabled the Essex-based company to become a leading storage solution provider within the flooring industry. The development and implementation of structural mezzanine floors, partitioning, storage racking and suspended ceilings is what MFE does best. Quality and reassurance is guaranteed whilst working in accordance with this particular brand, as all products are compliant with the necessary British and European standards and the business itself is registered under the construction industry tax scheme CIS. Offering clients a wide range of design options whilst considering the most effective way to maximise their individual workspaces ensures complete customer satisfaction, especially since all schemes are wholly approved before fitting. Initial contact leads to arranged consultations and

detailed site surveys, conducted in order for the team’s professionals to gather the information required to successfully devise the strongest possible storage solution for every application. Proposals are then presented using the most up-to-date computer aided design and calculation program (CAD), and a Managing Director is appointed to oversee the supply and installation. Once the selected equipment has been delivered to site, fully competent installation teams strive to complete the job within the pre-agreed time frame, working tirelessly whilst ensuring minimal disruption to the business. T 01206 760111 info@lwse.com www.m-f-e.co.uk

New release of facade performance software Fenestrapro premium for revit FenestraPro has released Version 3.0 of their innovative façade performance software, as an add-in to Autodesk Revit, that helps architects design more energyefficient buildings. Founded by specialist architects David Palmer and Simon Whelan, FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 will support the use of the platform at any point in the design process, starting from the conceptual massing tools through to the detailed project environment. According to CEO David Palmer, “As well as providing key design parameters early in the conceptual and detailed design, Version 3.0 now provides our users with real time performance indicators demonstrating the impact of design decisions throughout. This reduces the need for design itteration, improving the design process and providing proven cost benefits to our users.”

It will read different shading devices and provide dynamic analysis on shading via the existing web service. FenestraPro continually strives to advance their software with the enhanced ability to design more sustainable buildings and reducing time spent redesigning to meet ever increasing performance requirements. By also giving the architect aesthetic control while also improving the design process by eliminating costly late stage redesign fees, FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 can help you optimise façade design for better building performance. Discover more at www.fenestrapro.com or contact FenestraPro for a demo of FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 at info@fenestrapro.com today!

FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 will also look at curtain walling, glazing and shading in even more detail than ever before by giving the user the ability to create and resize windows via user input, or driven through FenestraPro Premium’s calculations.


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Building News Launch of innovative Firefly fire safety cable clips range SWA has launched a new range of innovative Firefly fire safety clips. These fully meet the requirements of the BS7671:2015 Wiring Regulations to secure all surface cables in escape routes, preventing fire-fighters and people escaping burning buildings from becoming entangled. The regulations, which came into effect from July 2015, prohibit non-metallic clips or plastic trunking as the sole means of support. The SWA Firefly range builds on the success of its stainless steel cable ties and the recently launched FSC2 steel fire safety clips. Both FSC2 and Firefly clips are approved to BS5839-1 and allow easy fixing through plastic trunking. FSC2 clips are specifically intended for 25mm x 16mm trunking.

make them suitable for all popular sizes of plastic trunking. Firefly clips feature rounded ends, preventing damage to cables and injury to electricians. What’s more, their spring-loaded design makes it straightforward to add or remove cables in the months and years after installation. The full range will include a variety of clips to secure cables both inside and outside trunking and conduits With more designs and styles being added each month, SWA’s Firefly range is set be the largest and most comprehensive range of fire safety fixings within our industry. www.swaonline.co.uk

The Firefly clips have been specially developed with a new, flexible design to

Videx Launches New GSM PRO Door Entry System Videx has launched a new GSM door entry system that uses mobile technology to communicate and operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications. The GSM PRO intercoms are available in kit form or as part of the popular 4000 Series modular door entry system for single call button applications up to 50 apartments all with the facility to divert to three additional numbers if the first is busy or unanswered. Steve Natton, Special Projects Manager at Videx UK, said: “We’re excited to introduce

our new GSM system as it’s the next generation of Videx GSM that provides users with much greater security and freedom. The intercom enables people to answer calls to their front door or gate from their mobile phone or land line so they never have to miss that important visitor and are made aware of who has visited even when they are not there. The systems provide spoken call progress information so that the visitor is informed how the call is progressing. Four call progress LEDs also offer the visitor a visual indication of the call’s status.” For more information about the 4000 Series GSM PRO, please visit www.videxuk.com or contact 0870 300 1240.

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EasiLume lighting transforms AAG Systems HQ EasiLume LED lights were integral to the design of AAG Systems’ new headquarters in Barlborough, Chesterfield. AAG Systems is a young and innovative company, looking for a striking, fun and practical workplace. Accent Office Interiors were commissioned to design and refurbish the interior of the building into a space where people love to work. LEDs were the perfect choice to replace existing fluorescent lights. The work-space is spread over two floors, one with a large breakout area where staff can relax and share ideas, and a ‘drop-in zone’ – a bar counter with stools for salespeople. The space is designed to promote creative thinking and includes feature flooring, vibrant blue accents and EasiLume LED Envie Panels. Fresh decoration and new desks, storage and seating complete the transformation. EasiLume’s Envie edge lit LED flat Panels are the ideal energy efficient replacement for

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fluorescent fixtures creating a bright and airy environment. They look great, require significantly less maintenance and are at least 50% more efficient than conventional lighting. “We have worked with EasiLume for a couple of years now”, continues Rodney. “Their product knowledge is second to none, and their staff are always willing to help and advise. Customer service is excellent and deliveries are always prompt. We know we can rely on them for all our projects.” To find out how EasiLume can help you switch to LED call Stuart Dixon, EasiLume Head of Sales, on 0333 800 5555. Follow @EasiLume and visit www.EasiLume.co.uk.


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Building News Showing You the Right Way Imagine a world without the frustration of utility bills and the inconvenience of power outages‌with the SolteQ Group this selfsufficient and easy-going way of living is turned from a seemingly unattainable vision into a tangible reality. The organisation is formed of various companies, all of which share the same goal: to encourage and facilitate environmentally friendly energy production by supplying a first rate suite of solutions designed specifically for the photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind power energy verticals. Its offering includes energy roofs, personal safety and anti-theft products and wind energy innovations. SolteQ’s impressive and aesthetic roof tiles, which are suitable for new builds, historic buildings and renovation purposes, have built-in highperformance photovoltaic (PV) cells which once installed will help property owners to significantly reduce or eliminate utility bills. Because of their weather protective, PV and solarthermic qualities, the roof tiles can effectively generate electricity (any excess will be held in storage units for overnight use) and all-year-round heating with the integration of a thermal energy roof and heat pump. Other advantages include water being heated in the tank and free air-conditioning with naturally sourced energy from the sun. SolteQ is always

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