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HYDROGEN HEATING FROM RINNAI
Decarbonisation and NetZero ambitions are prominent issues in global political agendas, forcing debate and discussion that focuses on potential future energy resources. Throughout these dialogues, hydrogen has been identified as a potential energy source for the global mass market. The applications for hydrogen are many: industrial process, vehicles and building stock are key areas for deployment. A key reason in hydrogen’s identification as a mass market energy solution focuses on hydrogen’s clean content. Hydrogen is environmentally benign and therefore releases no CO₂ emissions. Decarbonizing the industrial sector is vital in cutting heavy emission releases. This includes the steel and chemical industries, both of which are responsible for large CO₂ emissions. The traff ic sector believes hydrogen can deliver reduced emissions whilst powering long haul vehicles and local public transport – note the recent London buses example. Hydrogen is also likely to be integral in domestic energy provision. Future energy mixes of green, cleaner gasses containing hydrogen blends are considered viable replacements of fossil fuels. By 2030 the UK plans to construc t ‘ hyd ro g e n c l u s te r s ’ introducing numerous developer-update.co.uk
HYDROGEN HEATING FROM RINNAI Chris Goggin maps out his company’s view and adaption to the changing marketplace in the heating and hot water arena on the road to NetZero avenues for hydrogen deployment, transfer and consumption to be ma de possible. The construction of hydrogen clusters will supply local residential and commercial buildings with locally sourced hydrogen. The Hynet Northwest programme has made considerable advancements in this area. One consideration is to link these clusters to the central transmission network to supply the whole of the UK. Elsewhere away f rom the UK, there has been development of a comprehensive hydrogen strategy aiming to create a carbon neutral Europe. To further the development of carbon neutrality across Europe, the ‘European Clean Hydrogen Alliance’ an organization comprised of policy makers along the entire hydrogen value chain has been founded. This alliance concentrates on providing viable t e c h n o l o g i e s , i n v e s t m e n t opportunities and political advice which aims to form political decision making on cleaner energies. Germany has advanced preparations towards a hydrogen economy
with a detailed national hydrogen strategy set up in 2020. The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal and Norway have also developed their respective national hydrogen strategies. UK recognition of a hydrogen economy is also advanced and a national hydrogen strategy is set to be released soon. As a result, appliance manufacturers are preparing to adapt their products to accept cleaner gasses. To be prepared for a changing technological horizon, Rinnai is assisting future standards for both blends and 100% hydrogen. Hydrogen undoubtedly maintains the potential to be a cornerstone of the European energy transition. For hydrogen to become Europe’s fuel of choice, hydrogen must be produced CO₂-free and based on renewable energies, as so called “green” hydrogen. To date, no large quantities of green hydrogen have been produced, limiting hydrogen’s mass market potential.
Production capacities must be created, as well as pipeline and distribution networks; transport and storage facilities. In addition, uniform technical standards remain to be defined. At present there are no harmonised standards fo r t h e p e rce n t a g e o f hydrogen that may be added to existing gas grids. The percentage varies between zero and ten percent across European countries. European harmonisation is a long-term undertaking. There are two issues which demand attention within the heating market. The first issue which requires research and data gathering centres on the proposed dispersal of a 20% hydrogen mixture into the national gas grid. The second point of focus is the development of hydrogen as a CO₂-free fuel by 2030 - 2050. Additional tests to collect insights into future hydrogen gas blending rates are being carried out by gas utility companies in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands.
In anticipation of a future transition to hydrogen, Rinnai’s commercial range of water h ea te r s h ave u n d e r t a ke n a n d p a s s e d a s e ri e s o f rigorous verif ication tests that demonstrate their ability to accept hydrogen fuel gas blends of 30%. Rinnai is also positioning future products to receive CO₂-free pure hydrogen. Testing has begun on Rinnai’s Next-gen 100% hydrogen gas ready appliances. Pete Seddon, Technical team leader at Rinnai UK explains further: “The specif ication of hydrogen differs from natural gas, meaning that flame sensing devices will need modif ication, along with some other components. The temperature within the appliance is very similar however, meaning that durability and reliability won’t change. Other positive elements associated with hydrogen within appliance combustion is that the heaters can be constructed in such a way that they are the same size as natural gas variants, simplifying appliance replacement and
maintaining continuity. The Wobbe index for methane and hydrogen is also very similar, whilst the eff iciency of the appliances is also like that of natural gas condensing variants.” The UK hydrogen strategy will be released alongside the Heat in Buildings strategy, which is expected to mandate hydrogen ready equipment. The growth of UK hydrogen clusters continues at pace and hydrogen blending is expected in the short term. Rinnai is well placed to deal with any current and future heating requirements and endeavours to support customers and par tners throughout Rinnai’s future hydrogen decarbonisation pathway.
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7th October 2021
Kent Event Centre, Detling
Bringing the construction industry back together in a face-to-face environment this October
Kent Construction Expo delivers a multi-track conference programme, over 150 market-leading exhibitors, and a unique opportunity for the construction sector to come together for an invaluable day of networking and innovation. The packed programme also includes over 600 free Meet the Buyer appointments, a Big Networking Breakfast and Gala Dinner.
2021 Speakers: Ben Cheeseman
Dr Paul Toyne
Commercial Director, Harwood Building Control
Deputy Director, Infrastructure & Construction, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Partner, Brachers LLP
Sustainability Practice Leader, Grimshaw & London Sustainable Development Commissioner
Technical Director, RIFT R&D Tax Credits
Wellbeing Director, Wellbeing People Ltd
Oliver Heath Founder & Director of Oliver Heath Design
Managing Director, Ardula Group Limited
Regional Manager - South, CIOB
Valuing & Implementing Health and Wellbeing in the Built Environment
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CONTENTS 4 Refurb & Developer Update - September 2021
Coatings & Paints
Doors & Windows
24 Ventilation 30
Roofing & Cladding
Tools & Equipment
8 24 30
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The construction industry is full of a variety of different trades, from civil engineers to plumbers to electricians. And, of course, painters and decorators are often last – but not least – on the job, putting the finishing touches to a project.
his got us thinking. How long did it take to put the f inishing touches on the most iconic buildings in the world? Here, we cover how long it took to paint some of the world’s most renowned buildings.
The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel is in the unique position of not only being one of the most recognisable landmarks on the planet but also as the home of the most famous ceiling, and developer-update.co.uk
arguably the most famous painting, in the world. Michelangelo’s masterpiece, which features his most famous piece of work, The Creation of Adam, spans over 3,600 feet of ceiling and wall. It’s easy to see why it took the artist four years to complete the whole artwork! It was certainly worth it – it’s considered one of the most significant pieces of art in history. Originally, Michelangelo was reluctant to agree to the
project because he primarily plied his trade as a sculptor, but Pope Julius II wouldn’t take no for an answer. The artist compromised with the Pope, who originally wanted the painting to feature the 12 Apostles, and instead created nine scenes from the Book of Genesis. No wonder it took four years to finish off this stunning piece of history! The art has been restored a number of times in the hundreds of years since it was first painted. A 1566 renovation saw the work repainted by Domenico Carnevale which, for years, remained undetected. Annibale Mazzuoli and his son undertook a further three-year restoration mission between 1710 and 1713, which included repainting some of the work,
05 How long it took to paint the world’s most iconic buildings
PAINTING THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC BUILDINGS…
and there have been multiple smaller-scale maintenance projects in the 1980s and 1990s. While not quite as intensive as the original completion of the painting, it takes quite some work to preserve!
The Eiffel Tower The quintessential French monument gets repainted more than you’d think – on average, every seven years! Made from wrought iron, the tower must be maintained with fresh coats of paint frequently so the metal doesn’t corrode. In order to complete this vital task, painters first must strip the tower, clean it, and rustproof it before painting. At 324m tall (1,063 ft), that’s a lot of puddle iron to treat and then paint.
The tower has been many different colours over the years, starting off with “Venice red” paint in its early years before transitioning to reddishbrown, ochre brown, and yellow-brown, before the “Eiffel Tower brown” we all know today was settled on. Jotun has been the paint supplier of choice for a few years now, and it was recently announced that the tower’s colour will once again change. For the 2024 Olympic Games, the tower will be repainted in a golden colour, which more closely reflects Gustave Eiffel’s vision for his work.
litres of specialist paint created in Germany is used in each recoating. In 2019, Duron’s Whisper White shade was used for the project - like UK brand Little Greene paint, this paint is designed to preserve historical buildings.
In each repainting, approximately 60 tonnes of paint are used by 50 painters trained in working at great heights to paint a total surface of 250,000m². Even with so many painters on the job, the course of painting the tower can take between 18 months and three years. This is because the tower can’t be painted if it’s wet or too cold.
It’s estimated that th e repainting of the White House in 2019 took a week, with the West Wing alone needing around 1,363 litres of paint. It can take up to 30 coats of paint to effectively rejuvenate the historical building, giving you an idea of the magnitude of the project!
The White House As its name states, the US presidential residence is famed for its bold white colour. This requires a lot of upkeep, receiving a new coat of paint every four to six years. It’s estimated that around 2,591
A common misconception is that the White House was painted white to cover up fire damage f rom an attack by British soldiers in 1814, but it was in fact white long before this. A lime-based whitewash was used to coat the building in 1798, just six years after its erection.
There’s no doubt that the most impressive buildings and monuments on the planet take a lot of work. Many take hundreds of years simply to construct, but we often forget about the essential f inishing touches like painting. As we can see, keeping these landmarks in tip-top condition takes a lot of work – and paint! developer-update.co.uk
GOOD MANAGEMENT IS KEY TO A ROOF’S LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE By Kevin O’Connell at IKO Group Dependent on the products and materials used, a flat roof’s waterproofing should last between 20 and 40 years. Good maintenance will also contribute to its performance and longevity. But which proactive steps need to be taken when a waterproofing system reaches the end of its serviceable life? Roofing purpose When deciding on a waterproof ing system for a flat roof application, it’s important to consider what it’s meant to do. An appropriately-designed and correctly-installed solution will prevent a prevalence of standing water, which in-turn will protect the structural integrity of the building itself. Water carries immense weight and when left to pond, it could lead to the breakdown of the roof’s coating which will leave the roof susceptible to the UV degradation. As an example of the immense strain it can bring to bear, 1mm of water per m2 equates to 1kg. Therefore, that same level of water across a 5mm x 30m2 surface would be akin to two adults standing on a roof. Long-standing water can also promote vegetation growth in the form of plants and fungi; wildlife that can penetrate a flat roof’s surface and cause untold damage to the building itself. As well as keeping a roof dry, a good waterproofing system should ensure it achieves regulatory levels of thermal performance. In poorly insulated homes, roofs account for 25% of a building’s heat loss. It is crucial, therefore, that the insulation supplied as part of a build-up offers an effective barrier to energy escape whilst being of suitable thickness to prevent the obstruction of door and window thresholds. Its design should also take into account roofs with plant installations, walkways and safety features such as guardrails and hatch systems. Monitor to prevent major repairs Good management can be achieved by gaining an understanding of your roof stock. Is it old or is it new? Are there other plans for the building that could impact the roof? New windows may provide less ventilation than old ones; therefore will an extension be required to facilitate such an installation? Prevention is better than cure, a saying that is particularly pertinent to roof ing management. Neglecting to act upon tell-tale signs of a roof’s degradation can transform a seemingly minor maintenance issue into a major repair project that potentially comes at great expense to a property owner in order to keep it weathertight and its occupants safe. This worst-case scenario can be avoided by keeping a periodical look-out for signs developer-update.co.uk
of natural wear and tear which indicate a roof’s performance is in danger of being compromised. These visual sirens might include elements such as lap joints becoming loose or in the case of an asphalt roof, the appearance of surface lumps and creases, or even blocked outlets. Getting the balance right In terms of appropriate waterproof specification for flat roofs, property owners must strike a balance between the ‘nice’ to have, with the ‘need’ to have. To ensure this thin line is more easily navigated, it’s important to decide upon a level of spending by drawing up a budget. This should take into account future plans for the roof asset and the building itself. Engage with the experts The aforementioned issues can be overcome by engaging with roof ing, waterproof ing and insulation experts such as IKO Group. Our industry expertise is available to facilitate an appropriate solution for a wide range of flat and tapered roof applications. In terms of performance and cost, we have the all-round knowledge to direct clients towards the most appropriate waterproof ing solution. We understand that although hardly out of sight; roofs are out of mind for most people – it’s just not something they choose to think about. However, this shouldn’t detract from their everyday importance, and at IKO we’ve got the whole of issue of roofing design and performance covered. Early engagement will always result in a more favourable outcome. March webinar The next in a series of monthly webinars hosted by IKO focuses on Roofing Stock Management. It offers further insight into issues highlighted within this blog such as flat roof failure prevention, roofing maintenance, surveys, post-installation aftercare and value engineering. It also looks at British standards guidance in relation to waterproofing health and safety practices including working at height. In summary, IKO’s Roofing Stock Management webinar is a professionally-led presentation that roofing professionals will not want to miss. The free-to-view presentation takes place on March 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th and 30th. To sign-up and for details on IKO’s future webinars, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iko-roofing-stockmanagement-tickets-144396924087
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‘Build, Build, Build’ acknowledged in planned reforms to put infrastructure at the centre of the Government’s economic growth strategy. Part of this announcement has emphasised the importance in safeguarding the UK’s natural environment by utilising methods in ‘capturing and removing CO2 from the atmosphere, protecting precious biodiversity, and connecting people with nature’. (Gov.UK) Green roofs and roof terraces/podiums can provide mentally beneficial spaces for occupants, as well as the ability to combat extreme climate conditions. The key benefits gained from the utilisation of green roofs across developments in our inner cities include:
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LANDSCAPE - the UK’s premier landscaping exhibition, is pleased to announce the 10 th anniversary show will take place on the 3 rd & 4 th November 2021, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
elcoming over 200 exhibitors with a vast collection of industry-leading products and services, LANDSCAPE 2021 is the trade event you will not want to miss – and the best part is, it’s all FREE! As the first in-person industry show back, The LANDSCAPE Show is perfect opportunity to reconnect with others and keep up to date with products and services. LANDSCAPE is thrilled to bring this year’s show to the NEC for the first time. The move to a larger venue in Birmingham gives the ability to grow and create a bigger show. This exciting new chapter for LANDSCAPE has put the health and best interests of both exhibitors and visitors front and centre with many still uneasy about venturing into London. The NEC is a purpose built, Covid secure venue which is easily accessible. The NEC is located directly alongside Birmingham international airport and Railway Station and it has ample parking on site. The LANDSCAPE Show is dedicated to products, services and innovation for the design, build and management of exterior and interior landscape projects. LANDSCAPE brings the industry together by introducing its visitors to the latest products, services and techniques necessary to design, build and maintain prestigious and award-winning interior or exterior landscaping projects all over the world.
Between the LANDSCAPE exhibitors there are products and services for every aspect of the design and build process spanning from CAD systems and tools to plants and stone. LANDSCAPE features an endless selection of products that are available to source, exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of everything from living plants, trees and turf, vases, pots and flag stones to furniture and conservatories, water features and sundials. Our exhibitors also provide architectural iron work, planters, sheds, living roofs and walls, sculptures, soil, plants and paving as well as lighting, heating, trees and tools. Our extensive exhibitor list ensures that when we say that there is “something for everyone”, we really do mean it! The LANDSCAPE Show will be open from 10am-6pm on Wednesday 3 rd November, and 10am-5pm on Thursday 4 th November. Across both days there are 44 CPD accredited seminars taking place. Both the exhibition and all seminar sessions are free to attend.
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10 48Health PPE & Safety
50 Year old product makes dramatic comeback to help beat the virus When the Melaphone Speech Unit was
the UK have had these screens installed with
at British Rail stations, nobody could have
screens are individually made and every
predicted that half a century later it would
component is of the highest quality, giving a
suddenly be in such high demand.
clean, sleek and professional appearance in any
considerable success and approval. The
health-care environment. The current Corona Virus Pandemic had created an urgent need for all protective
The Melaphone is still available as a stand-
equipment – both for personal use and in the
alone unit for installation into walls, glass or
working environment. This is the reason the
plastic screens, windows or doors. I can easily
Melaphone has come into its own again. Its unique design, with its resonating membrane
requires no special skill to install. The range
and air-sealed constructions, make it the
has been expanded to meet the growing
ideal device to install in any situation where
demand for the units. In addition to the original
face-to-face communication occurs. It not only
brushed aluminium model there is a stainless
oﬀers protection from air-borne viruses and
steel model, a white powder-coated aluminium model and the newest and highly successful Himacs acrylic-resin model, which is at a very
through a screen. Its protective credentials
popular price. is very easy to keep clean and safe with an antiseptic wipe.
All of these models are available from stock and can be purchased from Melaphone VisAudio.
and designers for use in hospitals, laboratories and cleanrooms or anywhere hygiene is of
The Melaphone has now been built into the
paramount importance. It is a simple but
new Defender Virus Screens produced by the
Even after 50 years, we’re proud to still be
really ingenious invention which requires no
company and numerous doctors’ surgeries,
able to say ‘MADE IN THE UK’ at our London
servicing, wiring or electrical supply. And it
medical centres, clinics and pharmacies in
Specialist Hand Protection for
Construction Workers Your hands - the most valuable tool you have Your hands are without doubt your most valuable tool; they’re versatile, strong, always by your side and like your best friend, they’ll never let you down. However, they’re also precious, sensitive and you only get one pair to last your entire life. That’s why getting the correct hand protection is a serious matter and one that should be considered very carefully. There are hundreds, possibly even thousands of different gloves available in today’s market. It’s great to have choice but sometimes it leads to confusion and a lack of clarity. That’s why MCR Safety have categorised the options to help you make the right choice for you.
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MCR Safety offer an extensive range of General Handling work gloves; they come with a variety of different protective properties to suit different tasks and operations throughout the Construction Industry. They’re especially suitable for use in Construction, Building and Trades because they’ll protect your hands from the scrapes and grazes you encounter on a daily basis. They’re great for handling rough objects like bricks and breeze blocks, protecting your hand and improving your natural grip.
They’ll also protect your skin when in contact with abrasive surfaces like concrete, masonry and timber. You can select from a range of coatings designed to improve, dexterity, breathability, grip and comfort. The range also includes options with touch-screen fingertips so you can operate tech without removing your gloves. Lean more about General Handling Gloves
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Work gloves designed to offer any level of protection, by law, must be tested to EN388 which is a globally recognised standard. Gloves are tested for their resistance to abrasion, cut, tear and puncture and the combined score represents the overall protective value of the glove. The score given for cut is the most relevant in high-risk environments; the highest rating is ‘F’. When it comes to cut protection, MCR’s range starts at level ‘B’ and goes right through to ‘F’ . They represent this with a simple scale measuring from Medium through to Extreme protection. This is a quick and easy reference to help you navigate the range. Levels of protection are determined by components and glove construction. Cut fibre yarns are used in conjunction with coatings and for some gloves at the extreme end of the scale, leather reinforcements are used.
The Construction Industry is one of the biggest users of impact protection gloves. Heavy objects are an obvious hazard and although safety regulations are stringent and personnel are properly trained; there is always risk of hand injury.
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MCR Safety’s impact protection gloves have robust armour to shield the back of your hand. It’s made from TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber), an ideal material for impact protection because it’s incredibly tough but also surprisingly supple. It’s applied in panels like the scales of a crocodile so it can flex with the hand through your full range of motion.
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WOOD REPAIR FILLER (NATURAL) EASY TO SHAPE & QUICK DRYING ON INTERIORS & EXTERIORS
WORKING TIME: 30 MINUTES EASY TO SAND COMPATIBLE WITH ALL PAINTS & COATINGS CAN BE DRILLED & SCREWED LOW ODOUR
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PURPOSE Quick drying powder filler. Great for shaping and form work on all types of wood, indoors and out. It has no depth limit and offers excellent adhesion. Can be stained or painted with any type of conventional paint, varnish or stain after 3 hours.
PACKAGING Box: 1kg and 2kg. RECOMMENDATIONS and care for use The times mentioned are indicative and depend on the substrate, coat thickness, and the ambient conditions. Do not apply at a temperature below 5°C or above 35°C nor at a relative humidity over 80%.
SUBSTRATES Wood Repair Filler can be applied to any type of wood, including common exotic species, chipboard and plywood. For optimal results, apply Wood Hardener beforehand. SUBSTRATES PREPARATION Substrates to be prepared as per the current trade practices. Substrates must be hard, cohesive, clean, sound and dry. OVERCOATING Wood Repair Filler can be overcoated by any type of conventional paints, varnishes and stains.
Physical and technical FEATURES • Wood Repair Filler: is a filler in powder form, for interior or exterior use, made of mineral extracts and selected binders. • Characterization (NFT 36-005): Family IV - class 4c. • Codification (NFT 30-608): G3E5S2V0W0A0C0. • Mixing rate: add 300ml water per 1kg powder (30%). • Application thickness: no depth limit. • Capacity: 1kg fills 1L when mixed. • Working time: 30 minutes. • Setting time: second coat as soon as the filler is hard and dry to the touch. • Overcoating: can be painted in 3 hours average time (after complete drying). • Color: natural wood. • Adhesion: filler/substrate (NF T 30 608): > 0.8 Mpa. USE AND STORAGE CONDITIONS Application tools: filling knife, trowel or blade. Tool cleaning: after use, product residue can be rubbed off tools when dry (water cleaning is not necessary). Preservation: product guaranteed 6 months. Stored away from humidity. If found to be faulty within the guarantee period, we will arrange a replacement on proof of purchase.
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NORMATIVE DOCUMENTS to be referred to NFT 30-608: Coating fillers for interior works and/or exterior. HEALTH AND SAFETY It is recommended to wear gloves and glasses while applying Wood Repair Filler. Always wear a dust mask when sanding. Dispose of unused product and packaging responsibly at your local waste collection centre. Safety data sheet available at www.toupret.co.uk The data sheet information, especially the guidelines relevant to the application and final use of the product are provided in good faith and result from TOUPRET’s experience and knowledge of the products. The product should be used as per the trade practices rules book and in reference to our recommendations. The information provided is relevant to applications processed at a temperature of 20°C, a relative humidity of 50% and on average absorbency substrates. The times mentioned are only indicative and depend on the substrate, the coat thickness, and the ambient conditions.
* Information on the emission level of volatile substances into indoor air, presenting a risk of toxicity by inhalation, on a scale from A+ (very low emissions) to C (high emissions).
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NEW “SPECIALIST PUMP RANGE” FOR THE PROJECTS THAT NOTHING ELSE CAN HANDLE! Recently Pump Technology Ltd has launched its “Specialist Range”. Pumping systems for projects that standard equipment can’t handle. This equipment will enable specif iers and installers to place new kitchen and toilet facilities in the ideal location without compromise, while not being restricted by previously unsolvable drainage scenarios!
These products are: FlushMaster: For a single toilet, bidet, washbasin and shower. When the discharge pipe run is convoluted and outside the performan ce param eters of standard macerator pump system.
Plancofix Plus: For wet rooms, barrier free or a low-level entry shower. With a shallow installation depth of just 8cm or 9cm (depending on model) the pump system can be set into the screed. The pump is integrated into the floor drain in the tiled shower.
21 DrainMajor 730HES: Floor mounted, Hot Wastewater pumping system. A pumping system rated for continuous operation at elevated wastewater temperatures of up to 90 deg c. With large soft solids handling this unit is not only ideal for appliances such as dishwashers, combi ovens but also sinks with Zip Taps. With changes to building usage now more likely than ever before, home working or adding catering or changing room facilities to head offices, the chances are that the ideal location for these new features will not always be in the right place to utilise gravity drainage, therefore a pumped system will be required. The range of pumping equipment, manufactures, designs and sizes is endless. Best pumping performance, reliability and long product life relies on accurate matching of the pump’s capabilities to the application as the envelope for good performance is relatively narrow. This is where an independent wastewater and sewage pumping distributer comes into its own, one phone call and their experienced team can select the correct equipment for just about any domestic or commercial application saving time and expense.
Pump Technology Ltd, has been specialist in this field for over 26 years. The leading manufactures such as Jung Pumpen, Saniflo, Whale, Grundfos, Lowara, Dab and many more have appointed them to specify, supply and maintenance their products. More Information: 0118 9821 555 www.pumptechnology.co.uk
PANASONIC’S NEW SMART MULTI-SITE CONTROL SOLUTION PROVIDES ADVANCED HVAC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT •
AC Smart Cloud designed for owners, facility managers, energy managers
AC Service Cloud created for service and maintenance engineers
Allows users complete remote control of installations
Provides real-time status updates preventing breakdowns
Scalability allows multiple sites to be controlled
anasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions has introduced the new Smar t Multi-site Control Solution, a twofold, enterprise-wide energy management platform for corporate HVAC installations. This smart solution offers a dual approach: AC Smart Cloud is designed to be used by business owners and facilities or energy managers for remote control, reporting and scheduling, while the AC Service Cloud is an ideal solution for HVAC p ro fe s s i o n a l s re q u i ri n g remote access to a system for maintenance and monitoring purposes. Easy to install and with a simple, user-friendly interface, the Smart Multisite Control Solution is ideal for organisations wanting instant and comprehensive data of building or campuswide (or even a global overview) HVAC systems. The Smart Multi-site Control Solution allows users complete control of all installations – wherever they are. With a simple click , authorised users can access all Panasonic heating and cooling units f rom several locations, and receive status updates in real-time, preventing costly breakdowns, optimising
energy use and reducing expenses. The AC Smart Cloud and AC Service Cloud work uniquely to the location and offer a scalable solution as users can add more sites and customise access levels of team members.
AC Smart Cloud Panasonic’s advanced AC Smart Cloud is the ideal solution for full remote control of business premises 24/7, simply managed from a tablet or computer with internet connection. By optimising the HVAC systems operation with remote monitoring in this way, it is possible to extend the life of units thanks to status updates and preventive maintenance, ensuring a positive return on investment. The Smart Multisite Control Solution is more than a BMS. Operational costs can be improved with the ‘e-cut function’ – f ive, advanced, pre-programmed settings which deliver advanced energy savings. Additionally, the AC Smart Cloud features energy consumption monitors which can help users reduce energy bills by tailoring heating and cooling needs accordingly. The system can also enable increased comfort of workers,
visitors, and customers, boosting satisfaction and productivity by enabling a welcoming environment. Including a wealth of benefits, the AC Smart Cloud allows management of the settings, the ability to f ix yearly scheduling, set up energy saving modes, see statistics, permit tailored access to different users and more.
AC Service Cloud The brand-new solution for HVAC professionals, service and maintenance companies, Panasonic’s AC Service Cloud is a unique tool that provides advanced remote service capabilities of multiple sites. For successful service and maintenance, response time can be critical. With the help of the AC Service Cloud, the entire service parameters of the HVAC systems are available, in real-time, showing any abnormalities, allowing issues to be identif ied and swiftly resolved, often before the fault even occurs. This smart approach can also reduce the number (and length) of site visits necessary by analysing the behaviour of the AC system remotely and allowing for the optimum allocation of resources. Site owners can quickly and easily grant remote access to authorised parties for maintenance, with a simple click of a button. Panasonic AC Smart Cloud is always required to use AC Service Cloud. To find out more, please visit www.aircon.panasonic.eu/gb_en.
TITON FIRESAFE® AIR BRICK BLACKHORSE VIEW, WALTHAMSTOW Development: Residential Site: Blackhorse View, Walthamstow Housing Developer: Barratt Homes Supplier: Miers Construction Products
Completion Date: 2021
Titon Product: Titon FireSafe® Air Brick – Double Air Brick
iton Ve n t i l a t i o n Systems new Fire Safe Air Brick® has recently been installed in the new Blackhorse View residential development. Blackhorse View situated in Walthamstow is a brand new development f rom Barratt London of 350 new homes in East London. The development offers one, two and three bedroom apartments which includes a private outdoor area where residents will be able to enjoy the communal gardens.
Miers Construction Products who have an expansive range of building products in their portfolio, supplied the Titon FireSafe® Air Brick to the Blackhorse View project. The Titon FireSafe® Air Brick is a specialist product developed and manufactured by offering low resistance to airflow, but high resistance to f ire as set out in Approved Document B (f ire safety) volume 1: Dwellings, 2019 edition.
Commenting on the partnership with Titon and Miers Construction Products, Laura French, Area Sales Manager stated: “Miers Construction Products required a solution that Titon was able to offer. The Titon FireSafe® Air Brick was developed following a tightness of construction standards following the tragedy of Grenfell. Laura continued to say “It’s been a pleasure working with Miers Construction Products and supporting their expert knowledge within the industry.”
The Titon FireSafe® Air Brick is designed and tested to BS EN13141-2:2010 specifically for mechanical ventilation systems. Made from 1mm electrogalvanized sheet steel, fire class A1 ‘no contribution to fire’ and polyester powder coating meeting EN13501-1 classification A2-s1,d0. The Titon Titon FireSafe® Air Brick is ideal for fire safety applications. Miers Construction Products Limited is an independent supplier of extensive products delivering f rom a number of locations across the UK. developer-update.co.uk
LOW RESISTANCE METAL AIR BRICK
Titon FireSafe Air Brick ®
The Titon FireSafe® Air Brick Range is a unique non-combustible high flow terminal designed for powered ventilation systems. Offering low resistance to airflow, but high resistance to fire as set out in Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 1: Dwellings, 2019 edition. Constructed from sheet steel (A1) and polyester powder coated to classification A2-s1, d0, the Titon FireSafe® Air Brick is designed to be built into external wall types during construction.
• Material 1mm electrogalvanized sheet steel, fire class A1 ‘no contribution to fire’
• Corrosion resistance - salt spray tested to BS EN ISO 9227:2012
• Designed for both 204x60 & 220x90 ducting
• Special paint finishes available depending on quantity
• Polyester powder coating meeting EN13501-1 classification A2-s1,d0
• Subject related CIBSE approved CPD available
• Performance tested to BS EN13141-2:2010
• Sizes 204x60 and 330x60, with depths of 100, 400 and 500 available. In standard or bezelled options
• Extensive versatile range for different installation options
• Optional lengths available at request
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P C HENDERSON EXPANDS ITS RANGE OF POCKET DOOR SYSTEMS WITH NEW BI-PARTING FIRE RATED SYSTEM
P C Henderson has further expanded its range of pocket door systems with the launch of a brand new fire rated system for bi-parting doors. Originally launched for single doors back in February 2019 – this latest release of the company’s popular Pocket Door Pro system caters for bi-parting fire doors weighing up to 120kg and is fully certif ied to FD30 British and European standards.
The new system is available in standard and soft closing options, seven different kit sizes, for two different f inished wall thicknesses, self-closing and non self-closing variants and a simultaneous action kit available as an optional extra.
Andrew Royle, Sales and Marketing Director at P C Henderson, commented, “Since launching Pocket Door Pro just over two years ago – the system has quickly grown to become one of our most popular products.
“We designed Pocket Door Pro with one key aim in mind – to create one of the most flexible and versatile range of pocket door systems on the market. As the popularity of pocket door systems continues to rise – it’s important that designers and developers have access to a system which can cater for virtually any type of application and in a number of different operation types. We believe we have achieved this through the development of Pocket Door Pro”, continued Andrew.
“Post launch market research quickly told us that demand for a bi-parting fire rated version was high – we listened to this feedback and are delighted to be able to bring this new variation to the market”. developer-update.co.uk
A detailed and innovative design is what P C Henderson attributes to the products success – features such as push together parts, prea s s e m b l e d co m p o n e n t s and a wide range of optional extras has seen the products popularity soar over the past two years. The system is designed using a robust aluminium f rame making it ideal for new builds and areas of heavy use such as educational buildings, hospitals, hotels, office blocks and disability access areas. The fire rated version comes complete with intumescent seals and is made out of FDC Finger Jointed Laminated Redwood – providing a knot and defect f ree system – guaranteeing product reliability and longevity. Find out more at www.pchenderson.com.
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REFLEX-ROL MAXI SYSTEMS ‘Blinds’ are out and ‘Solar Shading’ is in! With the advance of Solar Shading fabrics, we can now achieve g-values ( Total energy penetration degrees) of less than 20%, and that is almost, within a few % , on a par with external shading but without the maintenance issues. Solar shading has become highly technical and there really is no ‘off the shelf’ solution or a ‘one fits all’ scenario. opening headbox for rear ventilation on the window side. The headbox serves as a stop to limit the upper position of the blinds as well as protection when the blinds are not in use.
he Reflex-Rol MAXI solar shading system is ideally suited for buildings with overheating and glare issues such as: office environments, large glazed areas, hospitals, schools, private and public buildings. The clients we serve are architectural, interior design, construction planning, building management, health & safety professionals and residential. The principle which underpins our service policy is best professional practice. Best practice in solar control technology means supplying product and technical support of the highest standard and levels of professional competence. developer-update.co.uk
Reflex-Rol MAXI systems, in combination with Mermet fabrics, provide a technically advance, elegant solution to solar heat and glare control. Ideal for virtually any application, indoor or outdoor, small or large blinds, due to the functionality of the systems and the extensive range of fabric textures and colours available. Horizontal, vertical, inclined, shaped, Reflex-Rol has a solution for any window. Available in a wide range of headbox sizes with a variety of side guides and bottom bars also available. Hardware available as standard in white or aluminium, or why note have it powder coated to a RAL colour of your choice? All blinds include an invisible
Mermet coated f ibreglass fabrics are suitable for solar shading, sound control and the provision of tensile structures such as canopies, stretched ceilings and wall panels. Ideal for both internal and external use, Mermet fabrics are ideal for digital printing; meaning pictures, corporate logos and such can be printed onto the fabric before it made into the final product this could be a blind, stretched ceiling or anything else your imagination suggests. Mermet fabrics also meet BS476, Part 6, Class O fire rating making them particularly suitable for use in schools, hospitals or other public areas and buildings. Reflex-Rol has been providing shading solutions to the UK market for nearly 40 years, since 1983. Give us a call today to see how we can help you! www.reflex-rol.co.uk email@example.com
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HISTORIC ENGLAND LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND SPECIFY STELLA ROOFLIGHT
Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) has specified and installed a Stella bespoke conservation rooflight at their York Regional Office.
As part of a programme of works, which included several fire safety improvements throughout the building, Stella was approached by specialist heritage surveyors, Smith & Garratt to design a bespoke conservation rooflight. The design of which would need to provide suitable ventilation for the building’s communal stairwell. Aside from the design functionality, the rooflight would also need to satisfy strict Conservation requirements, as the building is deemed of significant historic and architectural interest. As all Stella rooflights incorporate slender steel frames, which sit flush within the roofline, they were the ideal choice for maintaining the heritage of the building. developer-update.co.uk
The Stella team worked closely with Smith & Garratt and specialist contractors CG Building & Restoration Ltd on an innovative design that would meet the approval of Historic England and the Planning committee. Stella Rooflight Director, Paul Trace, said: “When Historic England approached us to help obtain planning permission, which had previously been rejected, for the refurbishment works at the head office, we were only too happy to help. We came up with a unique rooflight design with electrically actuated central openings that would provide the solution they were looking for, while at the same time satisfying the planners.” The 2185mm (w) x 2050mm (h) rooflight consisted of four
Doors & Windows 31 casements, of which, the two centre side hung opening panes are electronically operated by two pairs of high performance chain actuators and designed to open out 90 degrees to provide the required ventilation. The two remaining side panes were of a fixed design and were at the same level as the opening casements; which was an important detail in satisfying the planning requirement. As with all Stella rooflights the frame was manufactured using marine grade 316 stainless steel, with a C5 coastal powder coating to protect against rust and prolong the lifespan of the rooflight. A bespoke handmade
hardwood liner provided a stunning internal finish. A high specification glazing consisted of a BioClean Natura Self-Clean and Solar Control outer pane with a black warm edge spacer (Argon Gas), and a Planitherm One Low E inner pane. Due to the considerable size and weight of the rooflight, CG Building carefully craned the rooflights into position and fixed them into place, finishing the job using a pre-formed lead flashing kit provided by Stella Rooflight. Historic England’s head office is situated at 37 Tanner Row in the Micklegate Ward of York
city centre. The impressive fivestorey, end-of-terrace red brick building is Grade II Listed and lies within a Conservation Area. Originally built as a railway hotel in the 1850s, originally ‘The George Hotel’, latterly ‘The North Eastern’, the property today serves as the modern offices of Historic England – the Government body that helps people care for and enjoy England’s historic environment. For further information on Stella conservation rooflights contact Paul Trace on 01794 745445, email email@example.com or visit www.stellarooflight.co.uk
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