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Inside this issue Self Build Assistance

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David Fleming

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Hedera Screens

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Issue 815 • June 2016

‘IVY’ got a good feeling about this… After another super turnout at the recent Greenbuild EXPO in Manchester, we were delighted with the interest in our products. Our Ivy Green Screens were a big focal point again this year, they were used as area dividers and backgrounds throughout the show, which allowed attendees to get up close and see the product in its raw form.

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our products can provide, this was very well received and has provided us with new contacts, on which to hopefully build new working relationships with.

Building and Facilities News is extremely proud to present Hedera Screens Ltd as its selected Living Screens and Walls Provider Company of the Month.

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Enhance your surroundings with Hedera Screens’ exceptional range of living green screens, indoor and outdoor living walls, and acoustic walling. The approved suppliers and installers offer a nationwide service, designing and installing stunning creations along with thorough aftercare maintenance.

After the initial flurry as the doors opened there was a steady flow of attendees throughout both days, enquires coming in from large commercial developers and smaller domestic property owners. We discussed forthcoming projects with our some of our visitors and listened to issues they were experiencing for finding ‘urban greening solutions’ particularly where planning departments were involved. The show provided us with the ideal platform to demonstrate the many different uses that

The company was set up in 2007 by Alistair and Katherine Moore. Starting their journey by employing two installation technicians, Hedera Screens began by supplying and installing living green screens, an instant secure hedging. Witnessing an increased interest in products over the years, the business grew rapidly and has now become

renowned for their unique products and outstanding services. For more information contact Hedera Screens on 0845 504 8211, email: info@hederascreens.co.uk or visit the website at www.hederascreens.co.uk

Specialists in packaging for the Construction and Building Industry The increase in new homes being built has seen a significant demand in packaging for the building and construction industry. According to the NHBC there has been an increase of 6% in overall new home completions over the last 3 months, with government figures showing that newbuild homes, being started and finished in England are at their highest level since 2008. This surge will naturally have a direct impact on the increase in demand on suppliers to this industry. This increase in new homes being built not only benefits

home builders directly, but also on the wider supply chain, good examples being Kitchen and Bathroom manufacturers, an industry that historically requires packaging solutions for their products. Packaging in these industries is key to the transport, protection and storage of goods and materials, items which are typically high value and can see unwanted levels of damages and returns if not well protected. Kite Packaging are specialists in supplying packaging for the construction and building industry, offering a wide range of solutions

to ensure the protection of finished products and who understand the importance of innovation in the industry. Kites range of steel strapping is traditionally the strongest form of strapping ideal for securing heavy loads, handling items needing high tensile strength security and strapping sharp or irregular shaped loads. Teamed with Kites range of sealing, tensioning, safety cutter and combination tools makes for efficient and effective strapping. The common application for this form of secure strapping is to ensure load stability for pallets of bricks, roof tiles and timber.

To see Kites full range please visit: www.kitepackaging.co.uk

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Construction, Advice and Project Management the ideal solution. Choose your own individual package that will range from on-line support, through to a full on site visit to individually assess your job. Whatever your problem, SBA can help and advise you in all aspects of your project, from planning permission, surveys and foundations, through to procurement of subcontractors and agreement of contractors. Self-Build Assistance will help you control all aspects of your job, and will be there for advice every step of the way.

Building Solutions UK is extremely proud to present its highly prestigious and industry acclaimed Commitment to Excellence profile to Self-Build Assistance. Providing tailor-made construction and self-build guidance for both large and small projects, SelfBuild Assistance strives to offer customers the best service possible. The company was set up in 2013 by David Jardine Wilkinson. Benefitting from 20 years of experience in the industry, David went from being a foreman on building sites, to now being an established professional with a wealth of experience in project management at a senior level. His unrivalled knowledge and expertise helps many clients achieve their exact requirements at the highest quality. “At Self-Build Assistance, we believe in complete honesty of approach and transparency, whether you are considering buying our advice only packages or letting us manage your project from beginning to end,” commented David. “Every

of taking the work on yourself. They work closely with a fantastic network of subcontractors and ensure you receive a full comprehensive price for your job.

“We are committed to bringing the highest level of service and workmanship to each and every project Self Build Assistance works on, and we focus our efforts not just on the finished product, but also in all the steps we take to make it go smoothly. Staying one step ahead helps avoid potential problems, and gives you piece of mind from beginning to end.”

Or, if you’re looking to manage your own project and contractors, but need advice and support along the way, Self-Build’s advice packages are

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job, no matter what, is given the same priority as another, making sure that Self Build Assistance always delivers.” If you're just about to undertake an extension or renovation to your home, or build a new house and want someone to undertake the work and project manage it from the start, SBA Construction Ltd is here to help you. The team of professionals strive to deliver your project budget, ensure deadlines are met and reduce the stress

Saving Chimneys for Future Generations

Kitchen & Bathrooms News

market. This allows us to give professional, understandable and above all impartial advice, to discover the most effective and economical solution to your chimney problems. Ensuring the most suitable and cost effective solutions are recommended and allowing a specification for the chimney works required to be taken to the market. David Fleming Chimney Consultant can reduce the costs of chimney construction and repair by giving clear, understandable advice on exactly which system or repair is required. With over 25 years’ experience in the very specialised chimney engineering sector of the construction industry, we are capable of advising on any project large or small. David Fleming Chimney Consultant do not supply or install any systems, however we have experience of every chimney system and remedial lining system on the

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We can also recommend suitable companies who specialise in the particular system or chimney repair required. For more information, contact, T 01580 240059 M 07565 583456 david@chimneyconsultant.co.uk www.chimneyconsultant.co.uk

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Building Excellence

Your partner for all your Airtight and Windtight products Isocell are a long established leader in their field and have been supplying into the construction industry for several decades. Isocell’s comprehensive range technical knowhow and advice has helped national house builders and one off builders alike achieve their targets, reduce cost and simplify the necessary work and detail required to achieve high levels of air and wind tightness for all types of structures from one off Passive builds homes, schools and apartments, to commercial buildings, schools, university student residences, nursing homes, and large scale residential builds, in fact no project is beyond our expertise and offering. Isocell Airstop’s range of products offer the builder a range of high performance tapes with different technical attributes

for different detailing from sealing around windows, pipes steel work and membrane joints inside and out. Our Airstop Flex and Omega Alu tapes have been extensively used in façade systems and are fast becoming the product of choice by some of the largest construction companies within the UK and Ireland. Isocell offer a comprehensive range

VACUPOR® Vacuum Insulation Panels are the most thermally efficient, third party accredited insulation material on the market in the UK. The vacuum panels can be used in any element of building. We make sure that the panels Create Space and Save Energy. This means that your fuel bills will be lower and less CO2 is being emitted into the atmosphere.

Eastland Homes undertook the upgrade of Enerley Close two social housing blocks and successfully achieved the Enerphit Standard and have recently won the UK Passivhaus award. The project consisted of 32 maisonettes; the buildings were in poor repair with complaints from residents of damp, condensation and draughts.

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VACUPOR is a vacuum insulated panel that is able to deliver excellent U-values using a minimum thickness, making it ideal for retrofit projects. VACUPOR was specified at Enerley Close as specifying a thicker material would have meant restricting headroom and doorways. The VACUPOR NT used at this project

delivered a U-Value of 0.21W/m2k for just 30mm of thickness. The thermal conductivity as quoted on the product’s CE certificate is 0.007W/mK. Contact T +44 (0)1697 320483 office@vacutherm.co.uk www.vacutherm.co.uk

Warming your world Based in Essex, Terra Therma is a leading commercial and domestic underfloor heating installation and renewable energy systems specialist. Through a range of services including renewables, underfloor heating, screeding and maintenance, the company ensures your building is provided with the perfect level of comfort. The fully qualified, dedicated team of experts strive to help you find the right system for your commercial or domestic environment anywhere in the UK. They can design, supply and maintain an energy efficient heating system that suits your exact requirements. Terra Therma’s services go beyond the standard requirements. They offer professional advice on the feasibility of UFH for individual projects and supply practical and innovative solutions for any type of floor construction and Heat Source including boilers, heat pumps and biomass. Design assistance is provided every step of the way as well as professional advice

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and assistance to ensure you receive the best system for your project based on cost, performance and government grants. The service does not stop there. The company also provide a full aftercare service which includes O&M manuals, photo documentation of installation and Service agreements to ensure your system stands the test of time. To learn more arrange a visit to the demonstrator house in rural Essex and see the fantastic range of money saving and energy saving options available to you as well as experiencing the exceptional technical support in person. Contact Terra Therma using one of the sources below to find out more: T +44 (0)1621 858555 info@terratherma.co.uk www.terratherma.co.uk

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Health, Safety & Workwear News

Award winning Knee Pads save injury, time and money An award winning, non-foam based, pocketed safety kneepad which maintains its maximum cushioning effect throughout consecutive or prolonged use, “Can help prevent up to 6 months down time and subsequent loss of earnings through knee injury in the workplace.” The claim comes from Cliff Lockyer, CEO of Redbacks Cushioning Limited, the Daventry, Northamptonshire based manufacturers of the UK designed, ‘Redbacks’ cushioning kneepads which are winners of SATRA’s ‘Best Innovation in Occupational PPE Award’ and have been nominated as ‘top product’ contenders by leading UK trade media. “It is vital to have the correct knee protection in the workplace in order to avoid long-term pain and discomfort and prevent expensive down time loss of earnings” says Lockyer.

“Based on the fact that there are currently over 104,000 annually registered knee replacement operations in the UK alone, 50% of which are accredited to occupational hazards, in the next 10 years the total figure will exceed over a million people in the UK, many of whom will have damaged knees through inadequate protection whilst kneeling.” The kneepads feature a soft and flexible TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) leafspring set within a unique honeycomb matrix. This unique ‘Redbacks Cushioning Technology’ distributes body weight evenly, elevating the knees to relieve back pain and reduce pressure on knee, leg, ankle and foot joints, whilst minimising the risk of possible injury from sharp or penetrating objects. For more information, please visit: www.redbackscushioning.com email: sales@redbackscushioning.com or telephone: +44 (0)1327 702104.

Engel have high viz workwear all wrapped up One of Europe’s leading workwear manufacturers, Danish company F. Engel have introduced a wide range of high visibility safety workwear in accordance with the new International and European standardisation EN ISO 20 471.

perfect, comfortable fit, giving stretch and freedom of movement; attention is also paid to important practical details such as concealed zip and stud fastenings for added weather protection, and secure, functional pockets. Linings made from a new, soft and durable blended fabric of 70% polyester/30% cotton with a 100% filament yarn warp and a mixed fibre weft, provide guaranteed inner warmth.

With customers’ safety as the company’s prime concern, each item of warning-clothing is produced with the largest possible fluorescent and reflective areas thus ensuring the safest levels of visibility both day and night. LOXY high visibility reflector tape, proven for its hard wearing and effective performance, is used throughout the range.

Most items also have water, oil and dirt repellent finish and the fabrics have been tested to comply with the new EN ISO standards to over 50 industrial or domestic wash cycles.

In addition to the focus on safety, most garments are made with a high specification of polyester and cotton mix to give long term durability and provide a

For more information, visit: www.fe.dk/en, email: Mark McBrayne at: mmc@f-engel.com or telephone: +44 (0)7933 150197.

The Royal Institute of British Architects The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was established in 1834 to oversee the general advancement of civil architecture and to effectively promote and facilitate all of the associated practices. It has since developed to become a massive industry-specific organisation complete with a large membership base comprising approximately 40, 000 worldwide members. Its main aim is to provide the necessary standards of training and support that will place all of the businesses under its name at the peak of their profession (both in the UK and overseas). The RIBA acts as the collective voice of architecture; championing superior designs and influencing the impacting UK government policy and legislation. Working alongside authority figures, the trade body works to improve upon the design quality of public buildings and new homes and communities through both quality architecture and its talented members.

the businesses selected will be able to access a whole range of services which will strengthen their performances in the sector and help them to consistently grow and develop.

Architectural News

Demon Designs offer a comprehensive range of products and services to a wide variety of construction sectors. From design and consultancy work to full design and build, we can provide a custom made service to meet your requirements. Specialising in unique glass and metal structures, we can supply and install totally bespoke solutions or standard off-the-shelf products.

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CAD design services Toughened glass Laminated glass Glass worktops & coloured splash backs Balustrades Juliette balconies Bespoke shower screens Sliding glass doors Flush Glazed Doors

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ID Architecture is a chartered architectural practice that provides creative architectural and interior design services to businesses and private clients throughout the UK. Founded in 2010, IDA has developed a reputation for delivering design excellence and creativity working on a wide range of different building types, from high quality contemporary residences to large complex commercial buildings.

RIBA doesn’t rely on government funding – it’s the members, sponsors and charitable trading operations that make its incredible work come to fruition. T +44 (0)207 580 5533 info@riba.org www.architecture.com

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Floodex Show Review 2016

Flood Defence, WLM and Drainage The first Floodex, held at Peterborough Arena, was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 2017. Floodex was launched as a trade event for flood defence and the water level management (WLM) sector looking at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage. But Floodex is not just about flood prevention, but covers WLM holistically, as many believe an integrated approach is needed to future proof Great Britain against the devastating effects of large scale flooding

An extraordinary 72% of our visitors, from the pre-registration questions, stated that they either influenced or made the final purchasing decisions. This underlined how good the decision has been to partner with the Association of Drainage Authorities, who made a valuable contribution in delivering an audience that was an amazing 39% Internal Drainage Boards and Local Authorities, 19% from engineering and contracting with another 11% coming from construction.

Jon Irwin, event director said “If you weren’t one of the Floodex exhibitors, you missed a very good opportunity and, as we are not planning to expand the exhibitor base, only the number of qualified visitors, our exhibitors can look forward to an even better 2017”. He went on to say “The idea behind launching Floodex, was to deliver an event that was strictly trade and a major networking opportunity for the industry” adding “In this regard, it was a major success and will improve as the word spreads; the figures speak for themselves,”. Exhibitors at Floodex capitalized on two days of networking opportunities, with Floodex bringing together leaders in the Local Authority, Internal Drainage Board (IDB), engineers, builders, designers, consultants, contractors and planners with the supply chain and service providers. Irwin said “we would like to attract more developers and facility managers, as long term flooding forecasts, thanks to the latest mapping techniques, could affect the decisions of lenders and insurers, based on flood resilience”.

to save days, weeks and possibly months of legwork, sourcing and communicating with experts and organizations, by having them all under one roof for two days. This is the most efficient use of anyone’s time and money. Some of the comments from exhibitors included Tony Green from Cemex, who said ““we found the Show extremely busy and worthwhile”. David Knapp from Mackley said “It has been a really good show, a really good two days and I like to think we will be supporting and continuing the relationship (with Floodex)”. For more information, including a video, pictures and downloadable report, visit: www.floodex.co.uk

Floodex provides visitors with the opportunity

The Water and Wastewater Specialists OnSite Central Limited recently attended the latest edition of FLOODEX, the trade show dedicated to the flood defence and water level management sectors, in a bid to expand its customer base ever further with the attainment of new leads. The South Staffordshire PLC owned company, which is widely recognised across the wastewater sector, took a stand at the established event to focus on one particular aspect: flood mitigation. “Our primary customers are water and sewage companies as our services are used extensively for the maintenance of sewer assets, so attending FLOODEX was a great opportunity for us to promote our capabilities to a different market for flood mitigation purposes,” commented Steve Ovington, ‎Head of Business Development at OnSite Central Limited. “Our main reason for exhibiting was to emphasise our strengths in this specialist area by showcasing our offering to an entirely new audience, and this is something we successfully managed to achieve.” OnSite’s core service offering encompasses; cleaning/ jetting, CCTV condition inspection, culvert/pipeline rehabilitation and flow monitoring. OnSite also supplies and installs bespoke systems for the accurate and reliable control of water courses, and it’s incredibly versatile portable temporary dam systems are being used for the safe supervision and renovation works on waterways, rivers, canals & locks, streams, channels, culverts, irrigation ditches, lakes, lochs, ponds, moats and harbours. One of the organisation’s most notable products - Portadam – proved to be of particular interest to the many engineers, builders, designers, consultants, contractors and planners in attendance at FLOODEX. The dependable water barrier systems, which are designed using metal frames and a vinyl membrane, are made specifically for marine and aquatic

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environments and are used to create safe, dry working areas to undertake inspection and repair works on damaged structures within bodies of water – topical considering the flood damage caused in Yorkshire and Cumbria during winter last year. “I would say that one of our main advantages is the fact we are a longstanding business that has many years of experience working within the industry,” Steve concluded. “We pride ourselves on our professionalism and constantly try our best to develop new products, technologies and solutions designed to make life easier for those individuals dealing with the damaging aftereffects of floods.” OnSite has gone from strength to strength since its establishment in 1977 and has progressed substantially to clinch the reputable status as one of the UK’s foremost specialist wastewater management contractors. If you would like to find out more about this committed company and its range of specialist equipment and competences then please get in touch with the highly trained experts today. With their proven track record solving flooding problems and securing contracts across a crosssection of markets you will be sure to receive the expertise and solution you require to address your flooding issue or wastewater concern.

Aquaread Water Monitoring Instruments Aquaread Ltd is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of portable and fixed multiparameter water quality testing instruments. Our manufacturing is performed here in the UK to achieve the highest quality and our instruments are used all over the world. Applications for our instruments include the monitoring of surface water, ground water and waste water quality and level. Our highly accurate water level sensor is used in our LeveLine-EWS early warning system for flood alerts. The system consists of a level sensor and a telemetry device that you can communicate with via SMS messaging. The system is designed to be usable by everyone. You can send the device an SMS message any time of day asking it “level”, you will get a reply straight away with the current level audits rate of change since its last reading. You can set up alert points so that when the waters rise, you and up to 50 other phones receive an

alert. This can give people more time to react and a sense of control over an otherwise chaotic situation. Many areas in the UK are not accurately covered by the EA’s food alert system, many of the smaller rivers are prone to flooding that are also not covered, systems like the LeveLine-EWS can help entire communities by letting them know when to take action, when to deploy their flood barriers or when to move their belongings. Contact www.aquaread.com

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Floodex Show 2016

RainWater Harvesting Rain Activ is an innovative new primary SuDS solution developed for incredibly low discharge rates as well as the option to use in conjunction with Rainwater Harvesting. Designed for domestic applications, Rain Activ uses an underground harvesting tank split into two sections. The lower section provides harvested rainwater for non potable applications such as toilets, washing machines and garden use (reducing mains water consumption by up to 50%). The upper section has been designed to slowly release rainwater at an agreed maximum rate in a heavy storm Rain Activ has been designed for incredibly low run off values from 0.08L/second per property. This equates to around 50 times lower than other competitors. Usage of Rain Activ may allow highly sustainable developments on sites previously unable to gain planning consent due to drainage concerns. Using over two years of research and development, drainage figures have been academically verified by both a leading UK University and independent drainage consultancy. From conception, the system has been developed to attenuate a one in 100 year storm at any given domestic site. All systems are calibrated to site requirement using our unique

algorithm. This takes into account roof size, geographic location, peak outflow desired, and harvested water requirement to produce a system perfectly engineered for the development. By virtue of it’s primary design as part of a SuDS plan, Rain Activ can heavily reduce the requirement for expensive, and space intensive, secondary SuDS components such as swales and balancing ponds. Rain Activ provides an all in one solution to the UK’s growing water concerns. With climate change experts predicting drier summers and wetter winters, the system future proofs a development for low mains water consumption and highly effective flood management. Contact www.rainwaterharvesting.co.uk

Looking after your welfare GenQuip-Groundhog, the world’s leading mobile and static welfare accommodation manufacturer, wowed audiences at the recent Floodex show with their exceptional range of welfare units. Floodex is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management (WLM) sector looking at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage. It took place at the Peterborough Arena over the 17th and 18th of May and saw some of most prestigious names in the industry. Amongst these, GenQuip-Groundhog promoted its innovative range of mobile welfare units and static welfare units. On display was the popular Groundhog Mobile GP360 Fusion unit and visitors were able to witness for themselves how the versatile, energy efficient accommodation solution could be deployed to help the sector in its continuing battle against flooding. The single axle Groundhog Mobile Welfare Unit is a lightweight and compact towable unit that meets HSE requirements and provides all your on-site needs in one small package. Comfortable and compact, the

unit is easily towed and secured in minutes saving time and money. The Groundhog Mobile Welfare Unit range can seat from 4 to 8 people. They are equipped with many safety features making them highly secure and anti-vandal and are the low cost choice of welfare unit for rental, hire and utility companies including site contractors.

For more information contact GenQuip-Groundhog using one of the sources below: T +44 (0)1639 823484 sales@genquip.co.uk www.groundhog.co.uk

The phenomenal response over the two days resulted in many leads for GenQuipGroundhog who predicts an exciting future ahead. The company’s philosophy is not just about supplying a range of equipment – they have fundamental core beliefs that penetrate the whole organisation and are dedicated to encompassing product development, employee advancement, supplier affiliations and most importantly customer relationships. When you buy from GenQuip-Groundhog you will not just get a “thank you” – you will become a valuable member of a very important team.

The Home Of Drainage Professionals ADC (East Anglia) Ltd is a specialist drainage company offering a full range of drainage services all over the country, covering an area from Newcastle in the North, across to Wales and down to the South coast. Working for many Internal Drainage Boards, The Environment Agency, County and Borough Councils and Construction based companies, ADC undertake a diverse range of works including High Pressure Water Jetting, CCTV surveys, root cutting and routine maintenance contracts to mention just a few. ADC’s diverse and specialist, purpose built equipment includes a comprehensive fleet of medium and high volume tankers, 4x4 off road jetting units, hi-spec CCTV units equipped with steerable tractor units and the ability to CCTV a pipeline up to 600m from one location.

Attending FLOODEX proved to be the correct decision for ADC East Anglia Ltd, as the industryspecific show aimed at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage provided the dedicated team with the perfect opportunity to network with important individuals working within the flood defence and water level management sectors. The professional drainage company stood out at the trade event because it managed to successfully demonstrate the ability to resolve all associated issues with its team of highly experienced experts and suite of cutting-edge equipment. Visitors at the exhibition enquiring about these solutions were introduced to the organisation’s comprehensive range of services, which include: CCTV surveys, high pressure water jetting, de silting, specialist works, re-lining, maintenance and asset management. These specialisms – which are carried out by seasoned engineers – are strongly supported by the business’s refined knowledge in the sector as well as its commitment to ensuring all tasks are completed efficiently with great ease. Quality is also reassured with a company philosophy heavily centred on environmentalism and health & safety compliancy. “We are a private limited company dealing with problematic flooding issues,” explained

Michael Reeve, General Operations Director at ADC East Anglia Ltd. “As a well-established team we have the experience to handle the jobs that our competitors wouldn’t readily accept; complicated and time-consuming projects that involve handling of a lot of tonnage, and it is this flexibility that makes us different. Our motto is “We don’t know doesn’t exist,” because we always have a solution for our customers’ flooding enquiries.

connection that enables this to happen.”

“As an associate member of the ADA – which is a partner of FLOODEX – we knew it was the right show for us to get involved with, particularly as our main reason for attending was to meet potential customers and showcase our new technologies to a wider audience. This exhibition was excellent for us; we made more business here in the first 3 hours than we have done throughout the course of entire shows in the past! It was definitely a productive event for us and we would certainly attend again. I personally would like to see FLOODEX get even more recognition and greater participation as it’s a brilliant way for industry professionals to meet and ADA is the

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ADC East Anglia Ltd has grown significantly over the course of its establishment (in 2001) and has since secured contracts covering the North East and North West of England right down to the South Coast, ably serving the likes of county councils, coveted universities & academies, construction companies and distinguished civil engineers.

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Sanitation Systems News

Lee Sanitation: A lifetime in the “Business” You could be forgiven for thinking that Lee Sanitation are the new kids on the block when it comes to providing sanitation for the portable industry. The truth is the Company has a long history in supplying solutions for mobile welfare. The story started over 40 years ago when the then British Waterways Board, the custodians of the inland waterways of the UK, made it a requirement for all hire boats on their navigations to have a closed toilet system installed rather than the time honoured tradition of pumping the waste overboard and into the canals and rivers. The hire boat industry and the boat owners needed solutions and so from this point LeeSan was born.

effective removal of the waste from the boats. Hire boats had been using various methods of discharging boats with very little success costing both time and money. LeeSan took up the challenge and can now offer solutions to marinas that provide a service for all types of vessels from small sailing boats to the biggest of Superyachts. www.leesan.com

Having spent the early years providing the toilets, tanks, pumps and all the system ancillaries for the boats it became obvious to the hire boat companies that there would be a requirement for some efficient, well-engineered solutions for the

Flood Prevention News

The Flood Protection Association Flooding can have a devastating impact on homes and families hence the introduction of The Flood Protection Association (FPA). The FPA promotes the advantages of Flood Protection for the benefit of those affected by the unavoidable and frequent blight on people’s lives/businesses. A noncommercial, umbrella organisation, chaired by Mary Dhonau OBE, the FPA represents the best interests of manufacturers and installers of flood protection equipment together with designers, surveyors and various client bodies tasked with delivery of flood protection schemes.

own company through association with FPA, PR opportunities as a result of FPA activity and the opportunity for reduced advertising rates, in conjunction with FPA advertising. T +44 (0)3333 238701 info@thefpa.org.uk www.thefpa.org.uk

The FPA raises both public and client awareness of the wider solutions available through the use of members’ products and services to minimise the effects of flooding whilst encouraging standards of education and training at all levels across the industry. The FPA provides members with numerous benefits; raising level of awareness of your

When it comes to flood protection resources for your home and business environments, there is no brand better positioned to do the job more successfully than Floodcheck®.

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Floodcheck protects your property from flood by automatically turning off your water: TIME OUT LEAKS If there is a burst pipe or forgotten tap is letting water run continuously FREEZE PROTECTION FOR FROZEN PIPES If the air temperature where the Floodcheck is installed goes below 3 deg Celsius EXCESS FLOW MAJOR RUPTURE If there is a sudden unusual or abnormal demand on the water supply NON USE VACANT PROPERTY

According to UK insurers, the chance of people filing an escape of water claim is three times more likely to happen than a theft claim. Further research conducted last winter found that insurance companies received over 3500 claims on a daily basis, with the average damage caused to properties by burst pipes reaching £25,000 per household, so internal flooding is by no means a small matter.

The potential for the AUTO flood prevention device was soon realised and

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the product was subsequently granted international trademarks and patents, undergoing the necessary tests organised by the UK water standards to meet stringent WRAS requirements. The intelligent valve, which has the capability to monitor the water supply around-the-clock every day of the year, made such a significant impression that it even won the Innovation Award after William entered the product into the Essex County Council Innovation Competition. Contact T 0800 357 9798 www.floodcheck.uk

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Grand Design Show

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Heavily influenced by the popular Channel 4 television series, Grand Designs Live is the place to be for all of your interior, technology, kitchen, bathroom, garden and general build requirements. Proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, the show is set to be even bigger and better than ever before with next year’s edition, which is due to take place over the course of 9 days. Running from 30th April – 8th May 2016, this will be a truly unmissable occasion for those interested in home design and improvements. Visitors will be provided with the opportunity to view all of the latest developments in the sector, including innovative new products which will

transform every room in the house. Renowned for being the biggest expo of its kind (within the UK), the convention will feature over 500 exhibitors across seven different sections. Exciting live sessions – lead by interior experts and TV personalities – will make for a buzzing atmosphere, and exhibitors can take full advantage of exclusive show offers and discounts whilst offering live demonstrations at their stand during the showcase. Grand Designs Live 2016 will be held at London’s ExCeL, where design guru Kevin McCloud will once again take the reins whilst presenting the event. www.granddesignslive.com

Last ever chance to buy an Iconic Eames Chair at a double discount price! HURRY! In July a new law will extend the copyright protection for original iconic furniture designs to 70 years. This means both sellers and buyers will have until January 2017 to trade in replica iconic furniture. After this time, the only way to own any iconic design will be to buy an original at up to TEN TIMES the current replica price!! The Wallace Sacks iconic Eames chair is beautifully made, with a unique lifetime guarantee. You can save up to 75% on their previous online price plus you can save an EXTRA £30 on the sale price when you quote code BS13JUN16 at the checkout. True to the original proportions, the Wallace Sacks Eames inspired Lounge Chair with Ottoman is fashioned in exactly the same way as the very first chair. 10-layer plywood is moulded into shape and then covered with a rich rosewood veneer. Backrest, arms, seat and ottoman cushion are each encased in sumptuously soft genuine leather. Together

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Ideal for outdoor living Teckwood offers the world’s first FSC certified composite decking. Offering superior design, outstanding quality and exceptional execution, the result of 10 years of research and development provides a superior alternative to wood. Made from recycled wood and plastic – that would have otherwise ended up in landfill – the composite wood is eco-friendly, long lasting and requires minimum upkeep, saving you further time and money without comprising on quality. The intelligent composite decking excels in areas where conventional timber simply would not. Teckwood are the first composite decking company in the UK that offers Unique Colour Infused technology which brings standard dull plain decking to life, mixing colours to give a more real life effect. Many manufacturers offer a grade print which fades over time, whereas Teckwood’s colour infused technology lasts a lifetime.

is fire tested to high standards and unlike traditional timber, is maintenance free and requires no painting or staining. Teckwood value three main things – quality, honesty and you. Products are designed and produced with only the highest quality in mind and the company guarantee you at least a decade of quality on all products subject to their terms and conditions. To find out more about Teckwood’s exceptional composite decking and to discover how it can benefit you – contact them using one of the sources below. Contact T 0800 799 9082 info@teckwood.co.uk www.teckwood.co.uk

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Acoustics & Sound Solutions News

Advanced acoustic solutions The Sound Solution is extremely pleased to announce they are now able to offer all products and materials by ideatec. A world specialist in acoustic conditioning systems, ideatec develops acoustic solutions, providing popular products to architects in order to get the maximum acoustic comfort. By combining technologic investment, design and the use of new materials with tradition and use of natural elements, the company strives to take care of our environment. The innovative range includes Ecotex, Ideacustic, Ideafoam, Ideamovil, Ideaperfo, Ideawave and Ideawood. They are distributed throughout the UK and a free consultation and estimation service is provided along with full technical support. On site visits can also be arranged and an installation service by professionals is provided if required.

effectively reduce unwanted noise. Since its inception, the company has developed a range of products that are widely used across the UK with many manufactured and supplied from their Yorkshire base. The Sound Solutions’ nationwide distribution allows the company the deliver products anywhere in the country. For more information contact The Sound Solution via one of the sources below: T +44 (0)7889 048571/ +44 (0)1423 339163 stuart@sound-solution.co.uk info@ideatec.co.uk

Founded in 1994, The Sound Solution provides a service to home owners and businesses that require solutions to

Acoustic Building Products For more than 25 years Trim Acoustics have manufactured and supplied soundproofing materials for domestic and commercial use. During its start-up its focus was primarily on flooring, but the Trim Acoustics team soon realised that it was much more profitable for them to expand into the acoustics arena. Over the course of its existence the company has secured itself as a real leader in the marketplace, supplying premium quality acoustic products from the UK’s major manufacturers (such as Sound Reduction Systems, Hodgson & Hodgsons, Instacoustic, Monarfloor and Cellecta) to both the building industry and domestic market. Its impressive portfolio of high performance components includes Acoustilay, Maxiboard, Reduc Flooring and Trim Acoustics own range of Defender floor and wall products suitable for both household and commercial applications. Associated accessories are also available for purchase in the form of resilient bars, plank plasterboards, underlays, drill point screws, acoustic foam, joint adhesive, anti-vibration pads, Duoseal Acoustic Mastic, isolation tape, wire mesh, high density mineral fibre, absorbers, T&G MDF and acoustic door bars. The manufacturers and suppliers of quality

addressed promptly, regardless of a customer’s whereabouts. After the issue is identified, the correct materials for the job can be delivered within a next couple of days. T +44 (0)2084 430099 www.trimacoustics.co.uk

soundproofing materials have a wealth of experience in providing acoustic solutions to clients suffering from highly frustrating (and often unbearable) noise problems. Its capabilities cover new build projects, bespoke design commissions and house conversion specifications, tending to all individual requirements with an unmatched dedication and exceptional ease. Trim Acoustics operates four branches spanning North & South London, Wales and the Midlands, all of which are fully stocked establishments offering prompt delivery services taking products directly to site (as per customers’ requests). Its wide-reaching range of solutions can be suggested either over the telephone or at an individual base, ensuring that all queries can be

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Structural Building News

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Valves News

New Developments for ambitious Valve Manufacturers Bifold as they launch their new initiative Bifold Store is one of Bifold Group’s newest initiatives, incorporating their preferred range products with the emerging online market and the global acceleration of e-commerce. The preferred range includes a variety of the valves which Bifold Group provides with 48hr despatch. The range includes: Ball and Needle Valves, Check and Exhaust Valves, Flow and Volume Valves, Pilot and Mechanical Valves, Solenoid Valves and Medium Pressure Valves. Bifold Store is a way in which Bifold can offer a selection of products to you online, therefore creating a much more accessible and easy service. The Bifold Store has filter services such as ‘type of valve’ and ‘price range’ to make it easier to distinguish and locate products and navigate around the store. The Bifold Store is an easy way to access the products that are available via 48hr despatch time. The features on the web page make sure to spotlight popular products using a ‘Popular Categories’ section wherein customers can easily select products which are regularly bought. The Bifold Store also includes product images and descriptions along with their operational schematics in order to make product identification much quicker. The Bifold Store website also has easily identifiable tabs of the separate product ranges, again making navigation and accessibility around the online store easy and efficient. Accessibility is extended further via the various devices that the Bifold Store website has been made available to. Customers can access the website through a multitude of devices, including tablets, phones and computers. This means that products can be ordered in cohesion with the immediacy of the customer demand. There are over 500 products available in the Bifold Store’s growing catalogue, featuring acomprehensive selection of products from across the entire Bifold range. Once a customer becomes a regular buyer, they will acquire an account and purchase history

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which will be found under ‘My Account.’ In this, customers can view their previous orders, current orders and can re-order the same items again without going through the basket process. All of the products on the Bifold Store are despatched within 48 hours from the point of order, incorporating Bifold’s new ‘48 Hour Despatch’ initiative. This has been successful within the Bifold sales department and so implementing it on the Bifold Store will have the same effect in terms of efficiency. This again improves the accessibility of the products to the customers in conjunction with the other features of the website. If you are interested in the Bifold Store initiative, please visit store.bifold.co.uk for further details and terms and conditions. You can also contact Bifold using the information below. Bifold are dedicated to maintaining the excellence of their products and their new facility confirms their commitment to shortening lead times and meeting customer demands. Bifold Group would like to take this opportunity to thank all their customers for their continued support. More Information Gill Bancroft, T +44 (0)161 345 4777 F +44 (0)161 345 4780 gbancroft@bifold. co.uk www.bifold.co.uk

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Flooring News

Steel Buildings & Products News

Flowcrete UK Cements Partnership with Total Protection Flowcrete UK has undertaken the extensive refurbishment of a large garage and car park area owned by Cambridge Council alongside Total Protection, its exclusive applicator partner for social housing projects in the South of England. This project exemplifies the ability of resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK and specialist coatings contractor Total Protection to provide clients with every product and service required for a largescale social housing flooring project. The 1,580m2 site in Newtown consists of a 45-unit garage as well as a two-storey car park and ramp. When it was reviewed a number of issues were recorded, including water migration, cracking, leaking gullies and undulations in the concrete slab. One of the main problems in the garage area was that a 100ml recess in the concrete slab’s centre was collecting water. Cambridge Council could source all of the various repair mortars, screeds, damp proof membranes, PU injection systems, corrosion protection, resin coatings and multidisciplinary knowledge

required to upgrade the site from Flowcrete UK and Total Protection. Flowcrete UK’s Managing Director, Kevin Potter, said: “Previously specifiers and developers would need to spend time assembling a variety of suppliers and contractor teams before embarking on a project such as this one, however our new partnership avoids all this hassle, streamlining the route to a high quality floor.” The combination of products used included Flowfast F1 Mortar to repair the substrate and gullies as well as infill voids and buried joints. Isocrete Isopol SBR created a waterproof screed on the car park ramp and main garage area as well as a waterproof render band and Isocrete M-Bond primer protected against rising moisture.

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Rooflights & Lighting News

LED Linear Lighting Systems Enhancing Interiors The M – Line system is a new and hugely popular innovative modular LED luminaire system. M – Lines clever design ensures minimal visual impact with maximum light distribution.

300mm can be produced for your unique requirements. The systems can be supplied using suspended , surface or recessed profiles and can incorporate dimmable and emergency control gear within the profiles.

The M – Line systems light creation transforms the visual appearance of high specification commercial and public interiors and is ideal for atriums, corridors, stairwells, offices communal spaces, meeting rooms, circulation and reception areas. Designs can provide isolated individually spaced modules, continuous lines of light or custom –shaped configurations for feature lighting.

The recent integration of Blue Tooth technology within the luminaries allows for individual luminaires to be fully controlled via a mobile phone device. The functionality available within the system includes dimming , scene setting and simple on/off control.

M – Line utilises an extruded aluminium housing. Nominal lengths of 600mm,900mm ,1200mm and 1500mm are offered as standard however the manufacturing process means individual luminaire lengths of up to 3m can be supplied. Lengths in multiples of

Our in house project team would be willing to discuss your project requirements and produce a

full lighting design and proposal for your project. Further product information and details of our recently completed projects can be found on our website www.mountlighting.co.uk Our sales team can be contacted on +44 (0)1727 836695 or emailed at sales@mountlighting.co.uk.

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Financial Services News

Looking for the Perfect Structural Warranty Provider? Why Choose Premier Guarantee? At Premier Guarantee, not only do we have 18 years, experience in the industry and have provided over £45bn worth of cover but we understand what you are looking for. We can offer tailored solutions to your specific project – there’s no set checklist to follow, every customer has different requirements and we aim to meet your needs.

they can do to help, even in the smallest of things. The people are not just a corporate machine which makes the process of talking to them a joy as they show compassion and understanding to any project.” Redrow London “We wanted a company who could provide plan checks, site inspections and warranties all under one roof. We are really happy with the cost, service and their knowledge, all aspects of the Premier Guarantee business is carried our very well.” Westhaven Homes

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With experts in Building Control and a strong technical knowledge, Premier Guarantee can offer an all-in-one service. “The thing with Premier is that they always look at what

“We have found Premier Guarantee to consistently provide a high level of service, always attentive and with a swift response time. They understand the realities of the construction industry and have proven to be the leading company in Warranty provision and the Building Control Department is exemplary.” Yogo Group “We have worked with Premier Guarantee on several new-build residential schemes in our Southern Region area of operations over the last three years as Warranty

Provider. Our experience has been positive on three principal fronts; The package of cover which we find flexible and competitively priced, their site inspectors who work with us to find solutions and the back office support.” John Sisk & Sons Ltd Contact T +44 (0)8444 120888 info@premierguarantee.co.uk www.premierguarantee.co.uk

Professional Services News

The Sign of Building Quality Holding the prime position as the UK’s largest trade association in the building industry, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded way back in 1941. Striving to maintain, promote and protect the interests of both small and medium-sized building companies is the association’s main priority - along with the dedicated representation of their core practices and beliefs – in order to successfully increase awareness of the work they do.

Having progressed rapidly since its establishment, the FMB is now a major trade body operating on a national and regional basis via its strategically placed offices, which are located in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The association prides itself on its broad base of professional members; scrupulous and dedicated builders and specialists that have been carefully selected based on set criteria.

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The independent firm specialises in the provision of reliable support and advice to help clients to meet their expected building and construction goals. Helping organisations to deliver exceptional services whilst increasing brand recognition can be easily achieved with the group, as the FMB is a coveted mark of building quality and excellency.

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of likely causes and actions the clients builder should take based on the clients own photographs and descriptions.  site visits where thermography and hygrometry combined with years of hands on experience and a background in scientific research provides a comprehensive report on findings. This is the preferred and more accurate means of assessing damp and other problems. Reddock Consultancies professional and independent advice is not compromised by the need to sell products or chemicals and they are not linked in anyway to companies who carry out remedial work. They are based centrally in the UK and cover the whole of the country. Contact www.reddockconsultancies.com

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Storage Systems News

Ingenious storage solutions…by design Having been an established name in the industry for over 20 years, Stacarac offers the most versatile storage systems on the market. The innovative range of shelving, trolleys and pallets is free from both rust and corrosion, extremely strong, lightweight and easy to clean. Based in the heart of the Essex countryside, the factory can produce stock sized shelving and trolleys in both aluminium and high quality plastic.

produce virtually any layout of static shelving. The addition of castors converts static into fully mobile units which can also be adapted as tray and container trolleys manufactured in standard and non-standard size.

Shelving is manufactured using individual components allowing complete customisation of all sizes. The design allows the system to be easily modified and additional tiers can be added afterward with complete ease. Shelf spaces can be provided in any size which may even vary on a single rack allowing maximum use of space.

Stacarac are continuously building on these well-established products, designing and introducing new products and ranges to provide ideal solutions to everyday storage needs. Whatever your storage requirements, Stacarac can help!

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Building Testing News

Building and Engineering Services Association The Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA) is the UK’s leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors. Founded in 1904, the association adds value to members’ businesses by providing quality services, promoting excellence and shaping the commercial environment through representation and leadership. BESA represents the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration, heat recovery hot and cold water supply, fire protection/ sprinkler systems, pipework, ductwork, plumbing (excluding drainage), energy management systems and facilities services.

ensure their technical and commercial competence. They also benefit from access to a wide range of services, which are carefully tailored to their needs, and which help them to build better and more profitable businesses. The association is also leading the sector’s efforts to deliver a more sustainable built environment through technical guidance, training and supporting new ways of working. www.thebesa.com

Members are subject to regular, thirdparty competence and assessment to

UK Building Compliance UK Building Compliance is one of the UK’s leading Building Testing and Certification companies based in Hinckley, Leicestershire. They specialise in comprehensive support packages for those tackling the ever growing mine field of building regulations. They offer various services such as Air Tightness Testing, Sound Insulation Testing, Ventilation Testing, SAP Calculations, SBEM Calculations, EPC’s and many more. A full list of services can be viewed on their website. UK Building Compliance provides you with the knowledge you need to overcome building regulations with efficiency and ease. They strive to deliver exceptional value and excellence to their customers, making sure they always deliver on commitments. To help those struggling with building regulations, UK Building Compliance have introduced ‘Meet UKBC.’ It provides you with the opportunity to meet their team of technicians who are fully trained and equipped to discuss your own project which you need help with. These consultations are FREE of charge but are only available by appointment. They will share their expertise and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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Landscaping News

The Trade Association of Choice for the Nation’s Landscape Professionals strives to ensure that these individuals have the necessary skills expected of ethically driven industry leaders.

The British Association of Landscape Industries, otherwise named BALI, has come a long way since its establishment in 1972. The authority, which was formed to promote the best interests of the country’s professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers, has successfully progressed to become the UK’s esteemed representative trade body catering specifically to the landscaping sector. Its membership base includes landscapers, landscape contractors, grounds maintenance contractors, interior landscapers, gardeners and garden designers who are prompted to operate to the best of their ability with the highest levels of quality and customer service. BALI

The members can make the most of BALI’s extensive knowledge, which comes in the form of unparalleled business, technical and promotional support. All of the organisations under the trade association share a fundamental attribute: they all have a palpable commitment to achieving Excellency by raising landscaping standards on a continual basis. BALI applicants are experts in the following areas: treework, disabled gardens, gardens designs, gardening, fencing, hard landscaping, soft landscaping, turf, lawn care, trees & shrubs, hydroseeding, interiorscapes, drainage, groundworks, roof gardens and sports grounds. T +44 (0)24 7669 0333 contact@bali.org.uk www.bali.co.uk

How to choose the correct lawn fertiliser Finding the right fertiliser product for professional lawn maintenance can seem complicated. The amenity market offers a wealth of options but not all of these are cost effective or suitable for use on a domestic lawn. The best approach is to consider your goals and choose with these in mind. New lawns will establish faster with an application of fertiliser. Apply a high phosphorus feed before seeding or under new turf to support the new growth. Encourage customers to water new lawns until established to increase the chance of success. Spring is the time to apply high nitrogen fertiliser for lush green growth. A product with slow release nitrogen will curb excessive mowing. It should also maintain the lush green growth right up until the next treatment in the summer.

as this will cause soft growth that is susceptible to disease. Products containing iron (Fe) or magnesium oxide (MgO) can be used any time of year to quickly green up the lawn. When using iron containing products avoid applying to hard surfaces such as patios and decking as staining can occur. GreenBest Ltd has been blending high-quality lawn care fertiliser for 14 years. We specialise in manufacturing bespoke products at competitive prices. Contact T +44 (0)1963 364788 sales@greenbest.co.uk www.greenbest.co.uk

In summer you may want to apply a product with a low risk of scorching the grass so that it doesn’t need to be watered in. Organic material and biostimulants (e.g. seaweed extract) can also be applied to increase drought tolerance; keeping the lawn greener for longer and helping it recover quicker. In autumn it’s appropriate to use a product high in potassium. This will strengthen the roots and prepare the grass for better disease resistance through the winter ahead. Avoid applying high levels of nitrogen in autumn/winter

Adhesives & Fasteners News

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) is a recognisable trade body and significant authority acting on behalf of the external wall insulation (EWI) industry. Representing the major system designers, a nationwide network of specialist installers and the key component suppliers, INCA offers technical advice and best practice for EWI (in terms of installation) to government, clients and other key stakeholders. Members combine the latest skills, innovations and techniques in order to provide excellent new build and refurbishment projects in both the nonresidential and domestic markets. The benefits of membership include increased business prospects, invaluable industry representation, professional advice & expertise, exclusive product & service discounts, unmissable networking opportunities and the attainment of topical information.

assurance that they are working with competent and dedicated businesses (under the INCA name) that are guaranteed to deliver the highest calibre of services. Subsequently, it is critical that INCA System Designers hold either British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification or European Technical Approval (ETA) for their systems. It is also important that contractors associated with the trade association must have a proven track record of delivering EWI projects. T +44 (0)844 249 0040 info@inca-ltd.org.uk www.inca-ltd.org.uk

INCA members must meet the necessary criteria laid out by the organisation; operating in accordance with its stringent Code of Professional Practice. These requirements provide clients with an

GRAFT rebrand was a big hit Polyseam, the company behind the GRAFT brand of sealants, adhesives and fillers, gave a sneak peak of its new branding to the public at the National Paint and Decorating Show. This is the first time the company has attended this event which took place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 1st and 2nd December 2015. Marketing manager, Olando Salina, said, “We are delighted to be able to showcase the New Face of GRAFT here at the National Paint and Decorating Show as it forms a key part of our marketing activity. So far everyone is loving the new packaging and after seeing the product demonstrations could not wait to start using GRAFT products on their projects.”

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The branding has changed but the ethos of GRAFT remained the same – KEEP IT SIMPLE. This has been encapsulated in the brightly colour-coded packaging and unique application icons. The GRAFT all-encompassing range of sealants, adhesives and fillers will cover most applications from the construction site to in and around your homes. Each product has been tested to the highest standards and has been awarded the certificates to highlight the outstanding performance of each one. Premium quality products for the professional finish. To find out more about GRAFT, visit: www.graft.co.uk or follow them on Twitter at: www.twitter. com/polyseam and Facebook at: www.facebook.com/polyseam

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Building Products & Services News

Knauf ThroughWall – complete ThroughWall infill façade system

City Irrigation Ltd - The one stop shop for all your Irrigation and Water Pipe fittings

in a wide variety of applications including residential, commercial, healthcare, education, offices and leisure, for new build as well as refurbishment. The system has been tested and is compliant with BRE135 BS8414, part 2.

The complete ThroughWall infill façade system by Knauf is now suitable for buildings above 18m in height. This system is the result of our investment in Research & Development and close collaboration with key members and associations within the construction industry. Designed for both concrete and steel frame buildings, it can be used

City Irrigation was started nearly 30 years ago and has been trading as a Limited Company since 1986.

Established in 1988, Knauf is firmly committed to on-going technology developments and diversification, working closely with the industry to deliver quality, innovative, cost-effective products to our customers. Knauf systems have been used and installed around the world with proven success. In the UK, products have the quality assurance of the Company’s BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certification. T +44 (0)1795 424499 info@knauf.co.uk www.knauf.co.uk/campaigns/facades

The ‘City’ part of its name drives from its location in London, and it’s original source of business, rather than the nature of its operations. Since its creation City Irrigation has been very strong in Horticultural, Sports, and Commercial Landscape irrigation as well as in Private Gardens requiring professional quality systems. City Irrigation’s main activities were originally in installation and servicing of irrigation systems and this is still a major part of its operations. The last 20 years have also seen it develop into a major supplier of irrigation and water related equipment, to wholesale, trade and retail markets making us one of the largest suppliers in the UK, and one of the only ones

with a dedicated Irrigation shop and trade counter. City Irrigation is one of the largest suppliers of irrigation equipment and Water related Products in the UK, stocking products from or compatible with manufacturers including, Philmac, Plasson, Polypipe, Orbit, Antelco, Hunter, Hozelock, Gardena, Leaky pipe, Rainbird, Irritrol, Toro, Claber, Netafim, Holman, Geka and most other Irrigation Suppliers. Our products include Drip irrigation, driplines, drippers, sprinklers, microsprinklers, pop up sprinklers, mini sprinklers, Tap timers, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves, solenoid valve manifolds, skid sprinklers, hose, hose fittings, tap fittings, hose reels, hose trolleys, pumps, tanks, and most irrigation related equipment. Our customer base includes wholesale, trade, commercial users and domestic gardeners.

Company also have a Landscape Supplies section offering Composts, Fertilisers and Horticultural sundries. This includes Wolf Garden Tools, Ground cover, Grass seed, and salt which are available from this site. Contact www.cityirrigation.co.uk

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Gypsol anhydrite binder is manufactured to CE certified standards by Francis Flower – the only wholly UK-based independent manufacturer of anhydrite floor screed binders. Gypsol is used as the primary ingredient in pumpable selfsmoothing screeds. Whether you are an architect, designer, main contractor, selfbuilder or a flooring contractor, our website is designed to give you all the information you need to get the most out of Gypsol screed in your project.” http://gypsol.co.uk/media/1130/riber-castlederbyshire-classic.pdf

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Please contact us on 01928 574574 Email: ff@francisflower.co.uk www.gypsol.co.uk Please follow us: @GypsolScreed

Bill Pitt Manufacturing Joinery Ltd FROM TRADITIONAL JOINERY TO CNC MACHINING IF IT’S MADE OF WOOD, WE CAN MAKE IT Boasting more than 34 years in the joinery trade. Bill Pitt and his team offer bespoke joinery services to residential and commercial clients throughout Angus and beyond. An independant, local business, we specialise in the manufacture of bespoke joinery products. Undertaking projects both large and small, we have developed an excellent reputation from the quality and reliability of our workmanship and service.

Telephone: 01575 575576 Fax: 01575 573514 | www.billpittjoinery.co.uk Woodside, Mid Road, Kirriemuir Angus DD8 4PJ

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Building Classifieds

STANDARD AND BESPOKE ARCHITECTURAL ROOFLIGHTS AND ROOF GLAZING • Any Size • Any Colour • Many Glazing Options • Electric or Manual Vents • Structural Aluminium Sections

Contact for more information 0191 273 7738 Email: sales@rooflight.co.uk | www.rooflight.co.uk

Do You Need a Tree Report from a Qualified Arborist? When developing a site, the focus is often on the buildings, access and parking, the green space outside can easily be overlooked. Trees can be regarded as a problem, something to avoid or remove at the earliest stage. However, with care, they can enhance many developments. The pre-development assessment (Tree Constraints Plan) identifies which trees are most suitable for retention, and how they can enhance the site. This includes screening and those which could provide focal points. Established trees provide maturity to a site which can otherwise seem harsh and new. Tree retention needs to be carefully considered. The design and layout of the development should reflect both the needs of the trees being retained and those of future residents. As a tree officer, I guided many applications with trees. One where I was not involved incorporated a mature oak tree in to the rear garden of a new home. It dominated the setting and did not enhance the setting, making the property a less attractive home. With care, this can be avoided.

Please contact 01981 570426 enquiries@cedarwoodtreecare.co.uk www.cedarwoodtreecare.co.uk

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Building Fabric of the Future

SuperSIPs are a dynamic Structural Insulated Panel manufacturer based near Ipswich. The owners have over 50 years experience in the Building Industry and almost 20 years experience in SIPs and associated industries. SuperSIPs can help with the integration or combination of many complimentary products., from Ground Source Heat Pumps to Under Floor Heating, from Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery, to Solar Hot Water. SIPs provide the ideal Building Fabric for the incorporation of many Energy Saving and Money Saving products. With SIPs being suitable for such a wide variety of buildings, no job is too small or too large!

“Why build just any home when you could build a SuperSips home that may never need to be heated!”

Contact 01473 736023 | www.supersips.uk.com

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