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Industry News March 2016

Wembley Contract Success with Vital Energi

RIBA Contracts Face Harsh Critique From Build UK

To follow from Vital Energi’s success in being awarded the contract for the North West Lands scheme, one of the key phases for the development at Wembley Park, it has been carbon energy solution to boot. To run between February of this year through to May of next, the initiative will see the company install a brand new energy centre fully equipped with a 854kWe CHP generator as well as 9 250kW boilers and an additional thermal store space of 12m3. Positioned in the Block E basement, the developments for residential use, and will also pipework as part of the company’s commitment to also supplying the network for distribution. Upon completion, the North West Village will incorporate around one thousand homes, in addition to amenities, food and dining venues and additional spaces for leisure and community usage. Vital Energi will be providing its solution as part of the overarching development for Quintain, under Wates Construction. And commenting on the wider project, Rob Callaghan, Regional Director for Vital Energi explained that the park village for the London area, but will also provide further infrastructure and support from an energy generation and distribution perspective. He added: “The developers have a clear view for a low carbon, sustainable community and we are thrilled to be helping them achieve that goal.” As such, the development will showcase a modern approach to sustainable communities and how they can be developed in a way which is both of interest to the potential residents, but also facilitate further growth and prosperity in the area as well as a degree of independent sustenance.

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One of the UK’s leading trade assocations for the construction industry, Build UK, has urged contractors to take more care before entering into contracts with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). During a review of the RIBA Concise Building Contract and the RIBA Domestic Building Contract, it was highlighted that contractors were setting themselves up to take a large RIBA contractsThe small print means contractors are subject to potentially costly implications, including forfeiting the right to an EOT/additional payment if changes are made without the contract administrator being made aware within 10 days of the change instruction. Details of both time and cost implications must be forwarded by contractors under the two RIBA contracts. Greater awareness of the accompanying responsibilities and obligations is therefore required and, if in doubt, contractors should seek appropriate legal advice. The research was carried out by legislation expert and industry body, the Contractors Legal Group (CLG), of which Build UK is a member. The Concise Building Contract is designed for smallscale commercial building projects while the Domestic Building Contract covers the breadth of non-commercial work, including: new builds, extensions, renovations and maintenance. Following CLG’s review, Build UK also pointed out the lack of standard sub-contracts to go hand-in-hand with the RIBA contracts. For contractors reliant on their supply chain, RIBA’s contracts could therefore prove a costly learning curve. The trade association insisted that any and all subcontracts should be clear and need to adhere with RIBA’s RIBA has since been made aware of the issues raised by CLG and Build UK. The organisation is currently reviewing the two contracts though its is not expected to published the revised versions until later this year. It is hoped the revisions will take into account the disproportionate risk


March 2016 Industry News

Shortlist Announced for Visitor Hub in Langley Vale Wood, Surrey to announce the shortlist on behalf of the Woodland Trust in the open design competition for a new Visitor Hub at Langley Vale Wood in Surrey.

proposals and will be invited to attend an

“The competition had a tremendous response. Perhaps this is not surprising because the brief

England’s First World War Centenary Wood for the WT’s First World War Centenary Woods project and the new visitor hub will provide visitors with shelter and public convenience facilities but also welcome, inspire and encourage them to explore the landscape beyond. The competition received an excellent response and

communication of ideas in the submissions were astonishing. Although it was hard choosing just

assess the designs and select a shortlist of three teams to proceed to the next stage of the competition. The

to the next stage with relish. WAN Business Information team published this brief here. For live project leads opportunities, email our WAN Business Information team.

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Carillion UK construction margin to stabilise at 3% Carillion loosened the reins to deliver growth across its main operating divisions last year helping to lift revenue 13% to £4.6bn. A strong performance from the construction group’s PPP investments combined with general revenue £155m. The construction division, excluding Middle East activities, was the only part of the business to show a previous year, as operating margin slipped from from

UK construction activities several years ago had largely ended .

contracts for which we bid, together with our ongoing model, will not only enable us to maintain the margin within this range, but at a level above the industry The total value of new orders and probable orders won after a hiatus in major public sector contract awards UK construction revenue increased to some £1.1bn reduction in construction revenue in Canada, where Carillion has turned away from traditional construction winning Public Private Partnership contracts

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Industry News March 2016

BESA Highlights Growth in Building Engineering Services

frequency of enquiries and order books had in fact

into question how the industry will fare in the coming

through apprenticeship schemes, training and

In contrast, the upcoming deadline for businesses to

As has been the case for some time within the construction industry, late payments remain a major challenge for businesses, though the situation is concern for contractors, remains one of the key factors impeding the growth of businesses, combined with the widely reported labour shortages in comparison to

tomorrow, the power is in the hands of businesses addressing the lack of skilled labour being amongst commented: “The issues of skills shortages, labour

growth across the market, the two aforementioned challenges may indeed be amongst the most prominent factors holding the industry back from

methods of design, project risk, procurement and

increasingly urged to assist in the labour shortages

LED Lighting Installed at Farmfoods’ Avonmouth Centre As part of a project both designed and then provided by Minimise Energy, a leading provider of innovative energy-

monitoring and reporting products, most notably electric motors, gas and electric boilers, and also for The centre now has multiple roof lights which are able of the root, admitting forms of natural light which ambient parts of the centre so that these lights can

Tailored to the needs of Farmfoods, where temperatures may drop to as low as -22°C where frozen-food is stored, the completed project is able to the maintenance of its frozen-food, in the perfect conditions, alongside that of promoting energy As a leading partner for organisations looking to reduce their on-going energy reduction goals, as well as enhancing the bottom line also, Minimise

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March 2016 Industry News

Casa Bahia Casa Bahia is a tropical retreat in

the heart of Miami. It is a framework for living, with a design philosophy that prioritizes our humanity and well-being. The house serves as a solid, restorative sanctuary where the connection to the elements accentuates everyday life. There is beauty in simplicity; luxury in restraint.

the aesthetic of this home where every feature reveals an ongoing story. There is a narrative woven through Casa Bahia in the way each stone has been laid, each artisanal fabric has been sewn, each piece of reclaimed wood has been carved. Only things made well can be laid bare to reveal their essence. They tell stories of integrity, skill and care. The result is something that feels profoundly real.

Nature and contemporary architecture coexist in this and lush greenery. Demarcations between outside and inside are purposefully blurred, encouraging a connection with nature even in the smallest of everyday gestures.

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March 2016

SketchUp 2016 has arrived!

SketchUp 2016 has recently launched and with this release we’re integrating Trimble Connect directly into SketchUp. As a refresher, Connect is Trimble’s platform for storing, syncing, referencing, sharing, and collaborating on design/build projects. Sign up for a free account, then start uploading .skp, .pdf, .dxf, current Trimble Connect Extension into the installer. The TC integration is accessible from the File menu, SKP’s from Trimble Connect project folders. As you’re modelling you can even pull in and update reference

Practically, this means that other applications can

components. Learn more about Trimble Connect... In SketchUp 2016, a context click on a component Learning and utilising SketchUp’s inference engine makes for fast and precise modelling. component in your model (similar to the same action slicker inferencing and locking across the board. This improvement is actually an entire set of smart

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Simple, intuitive, just right Every day, we obsess over making SketchUp obsession yielded in SketchUp 2016. Enhanced inferencing and tool improvements Customiseable Utility Trays on Windows Refreshed Textures LayOut Layers

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March 2016

Yeoman Rainguard Maintenance Costs Club.

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Help Reduce at Local Rugby Rainwater Systems were first choice when a local rugby attractive yet durable system as part of the club house

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est Leeds RUFC were over the moon after a second attempt at applying for support from Sport England’s “Inspired Facilities” fund was rewarded with a £74,000 grant.

“The awarded money was great news for the club.” Explained Club Chairman, Phil Christopher “With the original building built in 1974 and costing more time and money to maintain, the fund gave us the opportunity to refresh and replace certain elements of the building.” The refurbishment work was carried out by S & C Builders of Wortley (Leeds) who along with extensive alterations to the interior of the club house also made a dramatic change to the grounds and exterior. As well as new Aluminium windows and door sets, rendering, car park and patio resurfacing and disabled access a new durable and stylish Aluminium rainwater system and fascia manufactured and supplied by Yeoman Rainguard was installed. 75mm dia. down pipes and 125 x 100mm MOG gutters from Yeoman Rainguard’s eco-friendly SL range were installed and complemented with a Motif and a specially fabricated

The timber fascia to the Club House which is various sizes around the roof line has been clad in bespoke “L” shaped Aluminium Fascia manufactured at Yeoman Rainguard’s workshops, again in a matching Anthracite Grey rainwater system will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and also, as the building has become less demanding maintenance wise, will save many hours of work by volunteers.” Concluded Phil. For more information on maintenance saving SL Aluminium rainwater systems contact Yeoman Rainguard on 0113 2795854, email sallyann@rainguard.co.uk or go to www.rainguard.co.uk

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March 2016

VENTURE PUBLISHES NEW VLED CATALOGUE Venture Lighting Europe has released its brand new catalogue covering its complete collection of highly www.venturelightingeurope.com The 48 page colour catalogue displays the company’s

the brochure is designed to demonstrate the wide many outputs and size variations for all applications

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Editor’s Choice March 2016

WORK FROM HEIGHT WITH THE DICKIES NEW FALLX SUIT Dickies recently launched the Fallx Suit at SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen ideal for all those working at height and for those working in confined and tight spaces. 14

Fallx is a new concept incorporating fall arrest with regular coveralls. The design combines complete fall protection and the versatility of regular coveralls. As well as being practical, lightweight and extremely comfortable compared to a traditional harness, Fallx can provide a solution to issues of compliance, safety and comfort. It is also suitable for use as a rescue harness (EN 1497) and is used in many applications from working at ERT teams where its ability to be donned quickly provides critical extra seconds. The Fallx Coverall is manufactured using Nomex Comfort, which is an inherently temperature meta-aramid fabric that does not have any FR chemical treatments applied throughout the textile process. It does not melt and

drip or support combustion in the air. A key factor of Nomex is its ability to carbonize and thicken when exposed to intense heat, which creates a protective barrier between the heat source and the wearer’s skin minimising burn injury, almost comparable to the way a modern car protects its passengers with air bags. The Nomex® Fallx is tested and CE approved as a combined system to meet EN361: 2002, EN 11612:2008 A1 B1 C1 and EN1149-5 2008 and as mentioned EN 1497. It has also been fall tested after worker safety in all scenarios. In some instances, workers are provided with non-FR harnesses, which are then worn over FR coveralls. This is non-compliant. Non-FR equipment cannot be worn over FR on FR sites.

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Editor’s Choice March 2016

The Gold Standard and a Year of Celebration Sovereign has been the recognised UK leader in supplying damp remediation, timber preservation and general building products to the construction industry since 1965. 2015 saw the celebration of Sovereign’s Golden Jubilee; testament to the Company’s market- leading products, professionalism and building know-how. Every one of the more than 800 Sovereign products combines exacting formulation and premium

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Roller On Water Off

Sovereign provide a comprehensive range of Water Repellents in either liquid or cream formulations, such as the Company’s top selling Weather-Chek Façade Cream, which provide a highly effective barrier to penetrating dampness. Part of the Company’s marketleading range of remedial damp proofing and treatment products, these easily applied, clear drying treatments are ideal for a wide variety of brick, stone, concrete, masonry, render and other porous surfaces.

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Industry News March 2016

Making homes fit

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Vision London By Josephine Smit

Hardly a day goes by right now without housing hitting the headlines. Whether it is the shortage of new homes and skilled labour to build them, soaring rents and sales prices, or the latest twist and turn of government policy, the h-word is constantly in the news. Many of these factors are driving fresh approaches and innovation in the design, construction and upgrading of homes and communities, also taking on board other pressing concerns, particularly the need to raise energy poverty. This fresh thinking is taking many forms, as Vision London demonstrates in its seminar programme covering Innovation in Architecture and Design. The programme, which runs over 7 and 8 June 2016 at Olympia London, showcases a broad range of project types – from the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to architect Flanagan Lawrence’s acoustic shells on the Littlehampton seafront but the key focus of attention is housing.

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feature one of the UK’s most innovation-packed homes: SOLCER House in Bridgend, South Wales. house, designed and constructed as part of the Wales Low Carbon Research Institute’s SOLCER project, which is led by the Welsh School of supported by Swansea University’s SPECIFIC research project and other partners. Professor Phil Jones, Chair of Architectural Science at the Welsh University and Chair of the LCRI, in the UK that has been purposely built, using a systems approach, to be carbon positive.” At Vision London Jones will be talking about the project and how innovation can future. The second day of the event will explore the refurbishment of an west London, which is one of a

conversions providing housing in urban areas. The design by Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects for Kingstreet Group cleverly maximizes the potential of the urban building with an innovative rooftop extension. This extension adds eight duplex homes to the 15 being created in the existing building, and architect Stephen Davy will outline the essentials of its design. Vision London takes place from 7-8 June 2016 at Olympia London. Its comprehensive educational programme also features seminar streams covering Future Materials, Building Health and Wellness, Smart Buildings, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Register for your free visitor pass today at www.visionlondon.com/register


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Heating, Ventilation & Insulation March 2016

Loft Insulation In the UK, there are 23 million houses with properties that also have loft spaces.

Why is this?

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isn’t Working lofts and several million non-domestic

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survey also included social housing tenants, and 32% of those said they were using their loft too, even if the tenancy agreement forbad this. compressed insulation? Tests by the leading mineral wool insulation found: Compression from 270mm to 100mm (4” joist height) results in a reduction of the thermal resistance of 50% Compression from 270mm to 75mm (3” joist height) results in a reduction of the thermal resistance of 61%.

to switching on one whole power station. After millions of pounds of CERT and CESP funding for insulation over the past few years, this is depressing reading. The easiest solution Is to prevent loft insulation from being compressed by the use of a raised deck above it. One such system, the LoftZone StoreFloor raised loft deck, provides safe storage and access space without compressing the insulation. You wouldn’t put external wall insulation on to a building and not protect it with a protection too?

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Heating, Ventilation & Insulation March 2016

Herschel Far infrared cuts family’s heating bill

Living in a house dating from 1350 heated by storage and plug-in electric heaters, Rebecca and Richard Collis were struggling to keep themselves and their new baby warm. With spiralling energy bills, they decided to install Herschel Far infrared heaters throughout their home and are now not only warm but have cut their monthly electricity bill from £153 to £40.

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would be safe for their son who is now one. When Rebecca

and white Herschel Select XL panel heaters in the two bedrooms and playroom. These were installed by a professional electrician. via the Herschel iQ system from an app that the couple have on their smart phones. This wireless system saved running cables and drilling holes in walls and provides very accurate control. Before the installation of the Herschel automatically turn the relevant heaters on.

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ebecca and Richard’s house in north Somerset is a large thatched property which has been divided to create four homes and is the oldest in the village.

There has also been a noticeable reduction in the amount of condensation within the property and a

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Heating, Ventilation & Insulation March 2016

ICONIC HEAL’S BUILDING KITTED OUT WITH PANASONIC HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM The Heal’s Building on London’s Tottenham Court Road has long been a home of innovation and high quality design. This creative spirit lives on in the newly refurbished building, with a cutting edge heating and cooling system from Panasonic, that provides a comfortable environment for the Deliveroo. Consultants Cundall worked with Easy Air Conditioning to design and install enough to meet the demands of a

system, so Easy Air Conditioning and VRF system. During three phases of delivery, Easy Air Conditioning installed 24 VRF systems comprised of 42 of Panasonic’s heat pumps and heat condensing units. Each VRF system is controlled by a Panasonic CZ-256ESMC2 touchscreen controller and is integrated into the building management system of the site, to heating and cooling solution. “When we worked out the scale of the have to install, Panasonic’s VRF system became the obvious choice,” said Andy Wootton of Easy Air Conditioning. “We wanted to give the client a heating and cooling system that was easy to use and provided the capacity they needed, and Panasonic ticked all which are easy to install and very

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Panasonic heat pumps and condensing units lead the market in their ease of installation and maintenance, which were key factors

was already slightly warmer than a regular cooling system.

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The ceilings in the Heal’s Building are heritage as a furniture manufacturing facility. Easy Air Conditioning installed Panasonic’s MM range of horizontal ‘slimline’ ceiling-mounted units, designed for spaces with low ceilings. around the units because of the lack of space, which meant that the cold down onto the people who worked below them, causing pockets of cold

Easy Air Conditioning supplemented the ceiling-mounted units with a large number of Panasonic’s MR1 discreetly in cabinets beneath designed to be concealed in perimeter as supply pipes can be connected to either side of the unit from the bottom or the rear.

Easy Air Conditioning installed large plates around the outputs of the units to take advantage of the

be warmer in the summer due to the sun, were cooled to a temperature consistent with the rest of the

out horizontally along the bottom of the plates, so it doesn’t fall straight out of the unit onto the people below,

units, trunking and pipes of the air

temperature control facility of the coil temperature at 12 degrees, so that the air that was emitted from the units

so the interior designers decided to embrace this and incorporate it into the stripped back, industrial-chic design aesthetic of the iconic Heal’s Building.


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Heating, Ventilation & Insulation March 2016

Nu-Heat showcases acoustic UFH solution,

AcoustiPanel™14 at Ecobuild Nu-Heat’s new acoustic underfloor heating (UFH) solution, produced in partnership with Knauf and Thermal Economics, will be showcased at EcoBuild this year. AcoustiPanel™14 comprises a pre-routed gypsum board over a high performance IsoRubber-UFH-NH base, into

AcoustiPanel™14 with 5mm IsoRubber-UFH-NH has been proven to reduce airborne and impact sound transmission through suspended timber floors, The system is suitable for new-build and renovation heating solution is required as part of an acoustically The combination of tongue and groove panels and allowing quick transfer of heat into the room as well

performance AcoustiPanel™14 provides a sustainable, of the routed panel is simple and similar to that of a typical tongue and groove deck, and the thin skim coat

Just 31mm height build-up Less thermal mass - between 36.2-44.9kg/m2 with 50mm liquid screed at 77.4kg/ m2 and 65mm sand and cement at 120.4kg/ m2 Simple installation directly over a level screed section or structural working deck installation and fewer materials

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March 2016 Heating, Ventilation & Insulation

ISOSOSONIC DEKFLOR 30 The Isososnic DekFloor 30 is a single deck,

The resilient layer consists of high density ( 910 kg/m3 ) commonly used polymer foams; a) 30 times the mass- reduces airborne sound transmission b)

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c) Durability –ensures long term impact sound performance Further improved acoustic performance is provided by the Isosonic Cleats ceiling decoupling hangers. For further details refer to www.thermal-economics.co.uk or call 01582 544255

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Heating, Ventilation & Insulation March 2016

Paint-on- airtightness... really, are you kidding?

Airtightness uncontrolled leakage of air through cracks, interstices or other

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Industry News March 2016

PHEX+ returns to the People’s Palace Returning to Alexandra Palace for its third year, PHEX+ has established itself as a key event not only for domestic and commercial engineers, but contractors, specifiers and facilities managers in the HVAC industry. Taking place from 18 to 19 May, the plumbing and heating exhibition is playing host to more than 100 exhibitors, specialising in everything from sanitaryware and pipe systems to tools and training. The free event opens its doors at 10am and visitors who arrive before 11am can even enjoy a bacon roll on the house. Having recognised that there was a potential gap in the market for an exhibition that brought domestic and commercial suppliers and products together in one place, PHEX+ launched in 2014 with great success. The show has gone from strength to strength, with over 90% of the industry’s boiler manufacturers in attendance and more than 20 companies launching new products over the two days. The venue is easy access from north of London in particular, with 1,500 free parking spaces for visitors, as well as good transport links from nearby train stations and free coach travel from participating merchant branches. learn about new products and services exclusive show discounts and competitions.

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“The beauty of PHEX+ is that it’s relevant for everyone from one man bands to large contractors and housing associations,” said event organiser Claire Tilbury. “Meeting and greeting people face-to-face can be so important in this line of work and the discussion of projects and deals to be worked out.” This year PHEX+ has taken feedback from visitors to tailor its Tech Talks programme, which includes presentations from a number of trade associations as well as practical training sessions from leading manufacturers. Gas Safe Register will be delivering a series of seminars as part of a broader ‘Back to Basics’ campaign, which sets out exactly what role the Register has to play in industry and provides some updates on key industry issues. Also taking to the stage, the Energy Saving Trust and Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering will be addressing of industry. Among those exhibiting at PHEX+ this year are Worcester, Danfoss, Fernox, Stuart Turner and Henkel. For more information and to book your free ticket, visit www.phexshow.co.uk/register.


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Floors & Flooring March 2016

201 FLOOR FOR THE FUTURE Hardwood is perhaps one of the most versatile materials available and has

Vintage is vogue

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March 2016 Floors & Flooring

16 FLOORING TRENDS Be bold with colour Tired or dull rooms can be transformed quickly by adding a hint of colour or vibrancy. Futuristic glamour, including golds and silvers, as well as contrasting colours are all in vogue this year. Whether it is a simple tint to change the shade of the wood, or a complete overhaul by adding a bold the appearance of a room. Not only does this

needs to be considered when specifying the become slippery when wet, resulting in a slip hazard.

surfaces to reduce the risk of slips and falls. the slip resistance of frequently maintained

natural characteristics of the wood by applying additional protection. On the other end of the colour spectrum, a lightwash is increasing in popularity as an upcoming give an enhanced impression of space - essential at a time when space, especially in London, is sparse. Safe and stylish

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SECTION NAME March 2016

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The CFA (Contract Flooring Association) has always stood for quality in materials, quality installations and a quality approach to business, and is leading the way for trade associations in the 21st century. CFA members have access to all the elements that help them compete in the modern market place as SME’s. A network of industry experts provide our members business. When choosing a company to install rely on the sub-contractor to meet the required

wealth of experience to resolve it.

association

Health and Safety Insurance Technical standards and problems Training and recruitment We regularly publish articles and support material Contract Flooring Journal. The support material includes: Contractors Code of Conduct of Conduct Consultants Code of Conduct Environmental policy Equal opportunities policy Health and safety policy Technical advice Guide to Contract Flooring Sustainability Guide Guidance Note on Plywood The Association produces a Members’ Handbook

throughout the UK. The CFA’s 500 strong membership accounts for a large proportion of the UK’s total industry workload. The Association is the leading independent professional voice of the Contract Flooring Industry and is determined to become visibly more representative of the industry as a whole. Flooring is an important part of most contracts these days and with more products to choose from than ever before getting the right advice has

clients. This information is also available from the directory section of our website www.cfa.org.uk In addition to providing up-to-date information through publications the CFA has various committees working on a national basis for the

Manufacturers Committee Each committee works to improve the contract

support information CFA members can provide. Consequently many public and private organisations and an increasing number of local authorities are now specifying that CFA members must be used. The CFA provides members and their clients with a wealth of advice to assist with installation including: British Standard Codes of Practice Employment Law

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attended by industry member experts from across the UK. With this level of commitment from so many companies and individuals the CFA has a wealth of depth of information that makes it so much more than just a trade association.

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Tel: 0115 941 1126 www.cfa.org.uk

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Floors & Flooring March 2016

Moduleo impresses in office environment eading digital media

For more information, visit www.moduleo.co.uk or contact the Moduleo team on 01332 851 500. TheJones London, visit www.thejones.london.

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Doors & Windows March 2016

Kawneer systems help set a public sector blueprint Curtain walling and doors by Kawneer feature on a groundbreaking health centre. Architectural glazing systems by

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The real beauty is what you don’t see The quality of a Schueco glazed system isn’t just on the surface. German engineering means sliding doors with concealed frames and narrow central joins. Windows have slender profiles. Façades offer ultraslim mullions and transoms. Entrance doors deliver unbeatable security. Yet all come with insulation that can be up to Passive House levels. If you’re looking for a system that is clearly better, there’s only one name on the frame. www.schueco.co.uk


March 2016 Doors & Windows

The Future of Commercial Doors For many years commercial entrance doors for office and retail developments have been available in aluminium; lightweight and sustainable aluminium framed doors are easy to make, strong and can cope with high usage, but their traditional looks can be a little dated. But now, for the more prestige developments, there is a new contender in the market‌ Enter the MB-86 Frameless Leaf commercial door from Aluprof, it takes the inherent strength and sustainability from a frame of aluminium but also caters for bonded glazed units. The completed door lines and is perfect for any commercial entrance application. Available with or without threshold the MB-86 Frameless Leaf commercial door open in or open out and can be automated with some of the leading door automatics.

from high insulation levels within the leaf or frame, the MB-86 Frameless Leaf commercial door is designed with wide polyamide insulation retention when in the closed condition. Using standard Euro style locks and hardware, security can clients exact requirements.

The MB-86 Frameless Leaf commercial door looks, high security and good insulation for a wide range of applications. Aluprof UK head distribution centre is located in Altrincham, Cheshire. Aluprof systems increasingly range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies, to ensure each fabricated product meets Aluprof exacting standards. Further information is available on our company’s website at aluprof.eu and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof on 0161 941 4005

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Doors & Windows March 2016

Who you know is gaining importance, according to Reynaers at Home architect survey Increasing numbers of architects say that personal connections are the best way to secure a job when starting out, a new survey from Reynaers at Home has found. This year’s survey of architects saw 41% of respondents citing attending university as most job, compared to 48% of respondents in the previous Reynaers at Home survey in 2013. However personal connections were cited by 28% of architects this year, opposed to just 14% in 2013. Work experience appears to have dropped slightly in importance, with only 23% of architects citing this as the most architectural position, compared with 29% in 2013. In Reynaers at Home’s latest national survey of industry trends, architects also cited eagerness,

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determination, design skills and talent as useful attributes to get

architecture as a profession, such as a determination and strong self-belief.

While an impressive 61% claim that they knew they wanted to be an architect from birth, the career choices for many initially started

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of Reynaers in the UK and we have a long history of education and training. We invest our time in a programme of university lectures throughout the year to help future architects and give them a taste of how we might be able to help with practical experience. The students we talk to can see how the theory works in practice and the programme helps to develop their understanding of contemporary window and door technology as they embark on their career in architecture.”

Pilot and footballer were the most commonly shared dream by architects when they were children, followed by artist. Other professions that captured the imagination of UK architects included rock stars, park wardens, bin men, spies, professional surfers and even a knight. Marketing Manager of Reynaers Rebecca Cope said: “The best way to get a job in architecture is from a university education, but our research shows that there are other key personality traits that may be required to get into

If you would like to enquire about the presentation for your university, please contact Nicola Collenette at Mobas PR: nicola.collenette@mobas.com or 01223 841699.


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Doors & Windows March 2016

GEZE UK is ‘The Automatic Choice’ GEZE UK has published a new technical guide to provide contractors, fabricators and architects with the information they need to specify the most appropriate and effective automatic operator.

THE A UTOM ATIC CHOIC Innov E at for au ive solutio toma n tic do s ors

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asy-to-use, ‘The Automatic Choice’ brochure encompasses GEZE’s extensive range of sliding, swing, revolving and folding doors including the latest Powerturn swing door drive and the Slimdrive range. This is supported by information and advice about how to specify the right products when taking in to account accessibility requirements, sustainability and industry regulations.

the products in situ across a range of different buildings. The detailed product data pages make comparisons between products quick and easy.

Available to download from the company’s website or in hard copy, the guide features double page spreads dedicated to each product with technical drawings and photography showcasing

Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK said: “We have worked hard to ensure that ‘The Automatic Choice’ technical guide is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to specify an automatic operator. It

As well as GEZE’s complete range of automatic operators, it includes information about supporting products such as activation devices and safety systems, as well as advice about supply and installation, and repair and maintenance contracts.

provides a comprehensive overview of all our automatic door systems allowing comparison between the benefits and functionality of with ease. “This technical guide provides contactors, fabricators and architects with a good introduction to our range of products so they can make informed choices and select the best product for the job.” ‘The Automatic Choice’ brochure is available to download from GEZE’s website. Alternatively call 01543 443015 or email info.uk@geze.com for a printed brochure.


March 2016 Doors & Windows

Vicaima’s Market Growth Prompt’s Sales Force Expansion With record sales in 2014 and 2015 Vicaima has begun a programme of expansion for its regional representation in 2016. Phase one see’s the appointment of Stephen Pearce as their new Area Sales Manager for the central northern and midlands region, and bringing with him a wealth of experience Stephen, who was formally with door and doorset involved with the construction industry for over 30 working within the doors and associated joinery sector, so he fully appreciates the high standards sought by professional advice. Based from his home town of Wolverhampton Stephen will cover the important and rapidly growing central region. As Stephen says, he is looking forward to further developing sales of Vicaima door solutions to the market. “I have been well aware of Vicaima for many years. With its unquestionable reputation for superb quality and a real passion for innovation in all things, I cannot wait to become part of a winning team”. Phase 2 of the Vicaima expansion programme Construction Update.pdf 1 22/02/16 10:42

will see further appointments in key geographic areas around the UK, together with additional Vicaima recently purchased their 7 acre site outright and are currently undertaking a refurbishment of the facilities, which will make their South West hub a powerhouse for the door industry in years to come. For further details about Vicaima door and doorset solutions visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com, alternatively call 01793 532333 for a copy of the latest literature and product innovations.

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Doors & Windows March 2016

ENHANCED CHOICE OF PANELS FOR SCHUECO’S RANGE OF DOORS Customers of Schueco UK can now choose products from leading German door panel specialist, Adeco, a longtime supplier to Schueco in other European countries. This option now gives UK clients a greatly improved choice of stylish, high-end design options for Schueco entrance doors. Constructed from the highest quality aluminium, Adeco’s comprehensive product portfolio includes modern, contemporary designs as well as more traditional styles, meaning that they can supply an type of property.

latter two providing the most popular and visually that range from 65 mm to 90 mm depending upon

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colours on the outside and the inside of the doors. State-of-the-art NC technology and advanced surface

The depth of the company’s attention to detail is coatings for doors in coastal situations. Adeco Door Panels, including ordering details,


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including enhanced aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and improved insulation values.

Suitable for horizontal or vertical installation, Accoya®LathamCLAD can be used to create simple or complex designs. And with a choice of factory coating finishes, it can be opaque coated or, for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood, translucent coated. Plus, with a 50-year guarantee when used externally, Accoya®LathamCLAD’s low maintenance requirements add to its ‘whole life’ cost effectiveness and environmental credentials and this versatility makes it ideal for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications.


March 2016 Timber & Cladding

Accoya®LathamCLAD - the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding – is now available from all eight of James Latham’s timber depots. Paul Leach, James Latham’s Group Product Sales & Development Manager for Accoya said, “When it comes to cladding, Accoya®LathamCLAD ticks all the boxes and is the perfect solution for many exterior applications which were once only feasible with nonsustainable material. Use of the wider cladding boards is allowed by the improved dimensional stability, plus cladding joints do not open, tolerances remain tight and twist is prevented. In addition, the wood’s natural appearance is retained for longer, thanks to the superior resistance to the effects of UV exposure.”

He added, “Accoya®LathamCLAD is a fantastic material for external our already established range of sustainable products.” In addition to cladding, sidings and facades, Accoya® wood is also ideal for windows, doors and decking. To learn more about Latham’s complete product range please visit www.lathamtimber.co.uk. Information is also available from Latham’s marketing department by e-mailing: marketing@lathams.co.uk or by calling: 0116 257 3415

ACCOYA® and the Trimarque Device are registered trademarks owned by Titan Wood Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accsys Technologies PLC, and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.

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Timber & Cladding March 2016

New, Large Affordable Scheme In North Ealing Located on what was poor quality land on Wincanton Crescent in one detached and two semi-detached homes built as part of Ealing Council’s These three-bedroom properties have been built to very high design using timber framed Structural

levels of insulation and energy

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The properties incorporate a range of eco features such as mechanical ventilation and heat recovery units, high performance glazing, and permeable paving made of recycled tyres and stone chips, reducing the level of Additionally, attractive living green screens provide an ecological, low maintenance alternative to Project management and sustainability experts Allen Construction Consultancy were appointed by Ealing Council to

oversee the whole process of surveying, designing, planning and building the scheme to ensure that the design and eco requirements were delivered through clever use of Value

Paul Quinney, Director for Allen Construction Consultancy, said: “This scheme wasn’t without its challenges but we’ve worked closely with Ealing Council and others to ensure that the goals were fully met.


March 2016 Timber & Cladding

Family Eco Homes Sets The Bar Much-needed, affordable family eco homes built for Ealing Council have been completed on time and within budget thanks to the careful project management of Birmingham based Allen Construction Consultancy Limited. We are especially proud to have been able to bring new creative methods of construction forward that made the whole building in attractive eco homes that will minimise tenants’ fuel bills.” The beauty is that these building methods are easily transferred and can be applied to other feasible to increase the supply of

good quality housing where it is badly needed.” Councillor Jasbir Anand, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for housing, employment and skills, added: “We’re doing everything we can to increase pleased with the completion of this scheme. The project team’s attention to detail has ensured

successful delivery of new homes that we know are desperately needed.” The scheme was funded by Ealing Council and supported by the Greater London Authority as part of a drive to build new homes in the borough. The contractor was Sandwood Construction Ltd. For further information go to www.allen.uk.com

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External Works & Landscaping March 2016

CTS BRIDGES HELPING HOUSE BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTS

CTS Bridges are helping house builders and developers meet their planning obligations by providing bridges and boardwalks towards the provision of additional infrastructure to serve their developments. House builders are often required to create green

spaces to enhance their developments as part of a Section 106 agreement with the Local Authority and our footbridges have been used to provide access to these areas for residents and the public to enjoy.

Sometimes balancing ponds are required on the site to

peaceful place to enjoy.

Taylor Wimpey – Newton Leys A recent scheme at a housing development at Newton Leys Nr Milton Keynes included 12

Barratt Homes – Strensall, York sites around the UK and in May 2014 we completed this this 48m overall length x

surrounding landscape with its minimal tensioned stainless steel wire parapet. It was a provision when buying the land that for the residents away from the busy road bridge.

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March 2016 External Works & Landscaping

Buckingham Group Ltd – Wixams We worked for Buckingham Group Ltd on behalf of their client Gallagher UK to supply various timber bridges and structures comprising 5 timber bridges, 3 timber jetties, numerous walkways and a 91m long boardwalk on Phase B which included the development of a new Greenway and leisure areas around a man-made water feature. 91m long boardwalk at Wixams

On this scheme the challenge was to work with the Landscape Architects original designs whilst maintaining the original aesthetics, deliver

We are currently manufacturing bridges and boardwalks for the following house builders: Weston Homes, Persimmon Homes, David Wilson Homes, Bloor Homes, Miller Homes.

the client and one that met the exacting design standard required for the adopting Authority, Bedfordshire CC.

For more details on our design, build and installation service for bridges and structures please contact us on 01484 606416 or visit our website at ctsbridges.co.uk or by email enquiries@ctsbridges.co.uk

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External Works & Landscaping March 2016

BITUCHEM’S MAINTENANCE FREE MATERIAL USED FOR MAJOR UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT Bituchem’s specialist hard landscaping material has been applied to provide a new landscape for Hertfordshire University’s College Lane Campus.

As part of a major redevelopment project of the university’s existing campus, Bituchem supplied around 3000m² of its bestselling Natratex Gravel to provide maintenance-free footpaths across the campus. The project, headed by Bouygues UK, brings new and exciting facilities to the university that creates an inclusive living and learning environment on one campus. The overall scheme comprises both new building and refurbishment works that will bring over 2500 new student bedrooms, social spaces, sports pitches and a campus gym. The scheme is being developed over three phases which are set to be completed by September 2016, following three academic years of construction and refurbishments. Included in these development works is the surfacing of existing and new footpaths, for which Bituchem’s Natratex Gravel was used. The material presents a surface that contrasts with the surrounding black tarmac to form aesthetically pleasing pathways to match the modern surroundings of the university campus. The Natratex Gravel footpaths are just one part of the attractive landscape created by The Landmark Practice (www.thelandmarkpractice.com),

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which felt that it was the right product to create the desired landscape for the university grounds. Andy Spargo, Principal Landscape Architect at The Landmark Practice commented, “We are very pleased with the aesthetics of the landscape created using Bituchem’s Natratex Gravel and consider it for future projects.” Natratex Gravel is one of Bituchem’s many products that is based on tried and tested asphalt technology hardwearing surface. The specialist material uses a clear binder system aggregates, with the appearance of natural stone, to create a durable surface for pedestrian and light vehicular use.

gravel, making it safer for pedestrian use and is virtually maintenance free once applied. The strong resin binder gives the resistant to deterioration, such as cracks or potholes, to prevent the likelihood of trips and falls whilst reduce injury. These particular qualities have encouraged the use of Bituchem’s Natratex products to be used

in applications in schools and universities across the UK as part of producing a safer environment for students. Suitable for use on new construction, overlays or regeneration projects, an attractive, long-lasting landscape that is eye catching compared to standard black tarmac. a range of natural stone colours which can be used to complement or contrast with the surrounding landscape, and is particularly of heritage buildings or modern schemes using Cotswold stone. Natratex Gravel is also very environmentally friendly with a fast and simple application making it an and public sector projects. The of colours to meet the individual requirements of each contract, with the Bituchem design team available

Further information is available from Bituchem on 01594 826768 or 07584 311266, by emailing: mark@bituchem.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.bituchem.com


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External Works & Landscaping march 2016

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March 2016 External Works & Landscaping The treatment plant you choose should long intervals before de-sludge is cleaned to a standard meeting the usual or permit, before making a discharge we can assist with this and advise on the method of discharge, be it a ditch, As the system breaks down and aerates the solids, the introduction of non-degradable items such as wipes, at all times in any treatment plant, this will clog up the system and increase

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the need to empty the unit, follow this instruction and typical emptying will be no medicines, or harsh chemicals enter

The Flow-Path Simple Solution Sewage Systems We Build it has developed its range of package sewage treatment plants utilising technology for maximum performance and reliability, using the most reliable prolonged integral FlowPath system to A BioPure Treatment Plant

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External Works & Landscaping March 2016

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There is a good variety of grasses available so there is a perfect Namgrass for everyone.

For over 30 years, we’ve researched, developed and tested Namgrass to within an inch of its life to make sure it works and lasts, and as we do it all ourselves we have total control of the quality.

When it comes to picking the grass that’s right for you it does come down to personal choice. However you should also consider the design of your lawn and the ‘style’ of your garden.

way since the days of greengrocer display mats. As a result the move over to fake grass has been growing in popularity for some time. With the average house reducing in size by 2 square meters in the last decade, space is becoming more and more precious meaning that people are looking to make the most out of their outdoor spaces. grass means that not only will your garden look immaculate all the time but the space is far more usable. Whether you’re entertaining your friends and family or turning

There is no muddy footprints or paw prints running though the house and of course, mowing and watering is a thing of the past. A Namgrass for everyone

When it comes to quality, the market is quite varied; the 2 key considerations are the quality of the yarn and the backing itself. The yarns we use in our available and come in an array of colours and shapes, ensuring our grasses lead the way as the most natural looking and feeling product on the market. To test the quality of an the back. This is what holds everything together. Compared to other grasses, Namgrass is in

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