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Rinnai Tackles Rugby League Sponsorship With Widnes Vikings

March 2018

Rinnai Tackles Rugby Sponsorship With Widnes Rinnai, the UK’s leading manufacturing supplier of commercial hot water heating systems, has a major sports sponsorship with one of Rugby Leagues most historic clubs - Widnes Vikings.

Comments Chris Goggin, “We are absolutely delighted to take a very active sponsorship with Widnes Vikings. We share a common belief in approach and values of excellence, innovation and responsibility to the wider community. “Rinnai is a worldwide brand name in its field and has taken some major global sponsorships – including the Queensland Reds, The World Club World Cup event held January this year in Tokyo, the World Ice Skating Championships and the US Nascar competition held in Daytona, Las Vegas and other major American venues. “The Widnes Vikings are also local to our own UK headquarters so it is all an excellent fit. Installers, specifiers and end users’ installers have the most practical and economically viable solution for all domestic and commercial hot water heating and delivery needs in Rinnai’s comprehensive range of energy efficient A rated, electronically controlled continuous flow gas fired units and systems.

And a big part of that sponsorship is on two community-based programs called “Rinnai match day experiences”. This is targeted at enabling young kids to play rugby tournaments before Super League matches are played or televised. “Getting kids into sport is what we want to achieve together with Widnes Vikings,” says Rinnai Operations chief Chris Goggin. “The first of these took place recently and had more than 100 kids playing, and 250 people involved in all – the program is advertised not only in our local area but within the areas of the opposition team. This means that the Rinnai match-day experience is promoted across the country.

“The second element of Rinnai’s commitment to the community through Widnes Vikings is to help people within our local area that are having a hard time at present – we give them a trip to meet their favourite players, a behind-thescenes look at the facilities, meet the Sky Sports team and have matchday passes with hospitality. Just recently it was the turn of local lad Robert, who was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The sponsorship also takes the form of the Rinnai logo and brand name on the back of the playing shorts. This will be the second season both parties have taken this unconventional but innovative style of sports sponsorship.

The natural gas or LPG water heaters guarantee a limitless supply of accurately temperature controlled safe and useable hot water, time after time after time to any type or size of site or application. The Rinnai range delivers energy saving performance and low greenhouse emissions through new low NOx burner technology. All units and systems can be installed as stand-alone or manifolded to provide unlimited hot water for the largest of all commercial sites such as hotels, busy gyms, high rise offices etc. Water temperature is and can be pre-set through easy-to-use built in digital controls, eliminating the

March 2018

League Vikings risk of scalding and potentially eradicating the need for thermostatic mixing valves. Water can be used simultaneously at several points of delivery with no loss of heat. The newly updated Rinnai Infinity range is designed for use directly off the mains, with no need for large, ungainly and energy inefficient storage vessels. For example, Rinnai’s Infinity 16i continuous flow water heater is designed to meet the hot water needs of domestic and light commercial applications. The Infinity 16i, weighing just 18kg and measuring less than 675mm (H) x 139mm (W), has a delivery capacity of 15.2 litres per minute, at a temperature rise of 25°. The larger Rinnai 26i continuous flow water heater is one of the company’s best-selling internal water heaters worldwide and has a flow rate of 19.6 litres/min, raised at 33°C. Rinnai Heavy Duty water heaters are high efficiency gas continuous flow water heaters with outputs up to 69kW. The Rinnai Heavy Duty HD50i Internal water heater is a wall hung, gas fired, continuous flow water heater capable of producing hot water at 756 litres per hour at a 50°C rise. The

HD50i has a 125mm concentric flue which can be extended up to 15m, less 1m per 45° bend. Compact and reliable, the HD50i operates between 1-10 bar pressure, which is suitable for mains and systems with boost pumps. Incoming water temperatures of up to 60°C are accepted, making the HD50i suitable for secondary return systems. Water can be delivered at high volume with minimum gas consumption. All models have full electronic ignition with no pilot light and operate on demand only, consuming no gas when not in use. All Rinnai internal HDC condensing continuous flow water heaters, are room-sealed, power flue appliances while the external weatherproof models have forced exhaust which enables them to be compact, saving both floor and wall space.

Rinnai’s unique condensing technology incorporates two heat exchangers to achieve optimum water heating generated from every cubic metre of Natural Gas or LPG. The condensing process delivers up to 95% thermal efficiency, which translates to significant energy savings when compared to standard on-demand water heaters or conventional stored systems. Rinnai continuous flow hot water systems deliver on all levels in a cost effective and practical manner. Easy to install and operate the units provide a flexible and energy efficient solution for domestic applications and for all sectors of business and industry. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit

Construction Update March 2018

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Industry News March 2018

Mace tops contracts league with Gotham City win Mace grabbed pole position in the February contracts league on the strength of the £400m Gotham City project in the City of London. The 40 Leadenhall office project gained planning over four years ago but has been on hold while financing is put in place. Developer TH Real Estate has now sold most of its stake to a consortium of Far East investors who will proceed with the 900,000 sq ft scheme, where Keltbray is carrying out demolition. The win lifted Mace from 12th in the annualised rankings to 8th, according to data compiled by construction information specialist Glenigan, On a 12 month rolling basis Kier nudged Sir Robert McAlpine form lead last month after landing a £45m student accommodation scheme for the University of Warwick. CRH, which now includes order books of both Farrans and Alun Griffiths Contracting, came out top for civil engineering orders in February with Balfour Beatty retaining its place on top of the 12 month rolling league.

RCM Offers Rockpanel Exterior Cladding RCM has announced its latest acquisition – the Rockpanel exterior cladding, part of the Rockwool group, the world leader in stone wall solutions. Rockpanel is now part of RCM’s extensive portfolio of façades offerings.

The full range contains eleven products for different applications and finishes: Rockpanel Uni, Rockpanel Ply, Rockpanel Colours, Rockpanel Metallics, Rockpanel Chameleon, Rockpanel Brilliant, Rockpanel Woods, Rockpanel Natural, Rockpanel Stones, Rockpanel Lines 2 and Rockpanel Premium. In addition, all boards are available in various colours and are treated with a 4-layer water-based high quality coating that locks in their appearance, colour and finish for years to come. “RCM are delighted to be able to offer Rockpanel façades to our customers. It has added a new dimension to our façade portfolio and compliments the already existing range on offer. Rockpanel is made from natural volcanic rock-basalt and offers many benefits. It is as easy to process as wood, the colours remain stable and the material does not delaminate or rot. We look forward to increasing demand for this exceptional façade,” said Ian Quinton, Managing Director at RCM.


The façade is quick and easy to install, easy to maintain, highly cost-effective, and virtually wastefree. The boards could be used as exterior cladding, for applications along the roofline and for building detailing. Each one of them is made from compressed mineral wool from basalt, which is then mixed with a small quantity of organic binder, resulting in a unique board that combines the strength and durability of stone with the workability of wood.

RCM has already started supplying the Rockpanel range to various UK based project and is looking forward to expanding its façade range over the coming months. RCM is a major supplier of wall solutions for the UK construction industry, offering building boards, façades, breather membranes, and airtightness solutions. It is a market leader in providing innovative products and solutions designed and tested to meet the demands of the industry.

March 2018 Industry News

Monika Slowikowska to speak at Women in Construction Summit Golden Houses Developments director reflects on the path to success after an award-winning 2017 Monika Slowikowska, who is described as ‘one of the most prolific female leaders in the construction industry’, has been announced as one of the speakers at the forthcoming Women in Construction Summit. This news comes at a timely and important moment that celebrates women’s achievements in the UK. December 2017 marked 100 years since the first general election in which women voted in the UK. The summit also takes place ahead of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018; a day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Taking place on Tuesday, March 6 at the 8 Northumberland Avenue venue, close to the River Thames in London’s iconic West End district, the Women in Construction Summit seeks to level the playing field, promoting women in the industry and driving gender equality to the top of the sector’s agenda. The speech comes at a time of reflection for Monika Slowikowska and her Golden House Developments company, after a sixth successful year of operations. In that time the company has picked up two prizes in the London Construction Awards, with Monika winning the Women in Construction Award and Golden House Developments triumphing in the London Build Excellence Award category. Monika has underlined the fact that the industry event comes at a time when women in construction are very much in the spotlight. She has highlighted the importance of recognising that while the construction sector employs as many as 2.1 million people, women comprise only 11% of the workforce, and are paid 12% less than men carrying out the same roles as them, according to research. Monika said: “2017 was an unsurpassed, awardwinning year for Golden House Developments, and we are looking forward to an even more fruitful year in 2018. We have reached our current position by raising the bar in the areas of design, construction and quality – all of which we recognise as being vital to our clients. I am a great believer that you should never forget who you are and where you come from, and I hope that by giving my own perspective at the Women in Construction Summit, I can offer some insight to my female colleagues in our industry.”

Concrete Curves for Copthall Avenue The reception of 25 Copthall Avenue by QOB Interiors and John Robertson Architects for developer Helix, was completed in 2017 and includes new floor-to-ceiling glass, contemporary signage, virtual daylight luminaaries and a stunning 120m2 curved Armourcoat ‘KonCrete’ polished plaster wall to create a striking entrance. The hand-applied polished plaster wall leads through into the transformed reception area, with a design feature that incorporates a custom stencil of the office address. The full height atrium floods light into the heart of the building creating a bright, spacious environment with a business lounge and in-house café. Armourcoat ‘KonCrete’ is an urban range of polished plaster colours and finishes designed for contemporary projects. The range offers a wealth of design options to achieve a distinctive modern look, including distressed effects or recessed ‘shutter’ markings. Armourcoat is a leading supplier of high quality surface finishes. Armourcoat products are made from natural minerals including recycled Italian marble, contain low or zero VOCs, and have a full 10 year guarantee.


Industry News March 2018

Nottingham council to favour small firms for contracts Nottingham City Council is vowing to award more work to smaller contractors in the wake of Carillion’s collapse. The council’s Procurement Strategy for 2018-23 promises hundreds of millions of pounds worth of work for local firms. City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Graham Chapman, said: “We want to support small and medium size firms which are the lifeblood of the local economy. “We have more scope to do this than councils which have been outsourcing the provision of services wholesale to a single giant supplier. “As the collapse of Carillion has shown, there are huge risks to this approach.” The new Procurement Strategy will give smaller businesses more chance competing with larger rivals by breaking down bigger contracts into smaller ones where possible.

Willmott Dixon set for £9m Dundee sports and library job Wilmott Dixon looks set to take a £9m contract to build a new community facility in Dundee. If the builder’s bid is approved by Dundee councillors work could start on the Menziehill multi-use community centre in the west of the city next month. Designed over two storeys, the building will consist of two games halls, fitness suite, library and cafe. According to a report to be considered by the city development committee on 12 March 12, the total projected cost of the new Menzieshill Community Project will be £13.2m when fees, land purchase, furniture, landscaping and other elements are taken into account. Willmott Dixon plans to use Robertson Construction as a key subcontractor to deliver the project, which is expected to take around a year to build.

Planning Permission Granted for Aston Fire Station Redevelopment

The Eastern House will include a community library and reception area with the adjacent appliance bay and pole-drop being retained as a heritage asset with further community/heritage use on the upper floors. The existing office building, to the rear of the site, will be demolished to create a large training yard, car park and a new external heritage store.

Bond Bryan is delighted that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of Aston Fire Station.

Construction on site is planned to commence in June 2018 with a completion date of June 2019.


ond Bryan worked closely with the Fire Service and consultants to develop a functionally robust, but aspirational, design proposal which meets the needs of the end-users’ experience of the building, whilst retaining the building’s heritage and providing a strong community focus.


The redevelopment comprises a new-build extension which better accommodates modern welfare facilities for the fire service – sympathetically connected to the existing Grade 2 listed building by a double-height glazed link and offering views of the Fire Service in operation.

March 2018 Industry News

Materials for Architecture show returns The Materials for Architecture exhibition returns 25 – 26 April, with innovation at its core and a finger on the pulse of materials in the construction sector. The construction industry is fast evolving and materials are at the forefront of the movement. Tougher, lighter and more sustainable, Materials for Architecture explores the latest products and applications for the built environment.

talk on their 80-storey, 300 metrehigh mass timber and CLT tower concept for London’s Barbican – Oakwood Tower. Speakers have also been confirmed from architectural practices dRMM, Studio Seilern Architects, and HTA Design plus engineering practices, Buro Happold and Ramboll. In addition, there will be speaking contributions from top universities, manufacturers, and industry associations. Product focus

The exhibition will combine a conference programme, exhibition, CPD seminars, material galleries and evening reception. Innovation will be a clear theme across every part of the event. Thought-leading conversation The conference programme presents a great selection of expert practitioners from the fields of architecture, academia and product design, and the two days will provide food for thought for professionals attending. There is a clear focus on how construction materials are being innovated to provide better buildings, from sustainable concrete to hardwood CLT, to smart materials whose properties change in use such as auxetic and phase-change materials. Supertall timber: how to disrupt the construction sector with timber innovation over 80 storeys, takes place at 12:15pm on 26 April, with Kevin Flanagan, Partner at PLP Architecture, and Dr Michael Ramage, who leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, hosting a collaborative

A diverse pool of exhibitors across an array of material typologies have been confirmed including: Akzo Nobel, Aggregate Industries, Envirograf, and Maria Gasparian Studio. Other additions to the floorplan are an Innovation Zone comprising of smaller, more niche product manufacturers, and tactile materials display areas, all designed to provide you, the construction professional, with optimal knowledge and insight to inform your specification choices. Those attending the event will be able to gain valuable insights on how to apply the latest thinking to materials for architecture, and are guaranteed to come away with inspiration for their projects.

Raising health and safety standards in UK construction NFB and CHAS announce partnership to promote health and safety standards The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and The Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) have announced a new partnership to raise health and safety standards in the UK and make the world of work safer. The NFB represents small to mediumsized builders, regional contractors and housebuilders across England and Wales. As one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies, it was created to represent the building profession and to promote conditions its members need to thrive and contribute to the economic success of the UK. CHAS was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards, and provides a database of pre-approved contractors for over 900 construction clients. The partnership will also help to improve the acceptance and use of PAS91 in construction-related procurement and aims to reduce the cost of duplication and administration involved in the procurement process across the UK. From February, NFB members will be able to take advantage of a wide range of discounts and benefits by registering with CHAS. Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB, said: “We’re thrilled to announce this additional benefit for our members, to offer added value and help them grow successful businesses. The NFB has championed smarter procurement for many years and our partnership with CHAS will promote the benefits of smarter procurement for both clients and contractors.” Ian McKinnon, managing director of CHAS, added: “CHAS is delighted to be supporting this initiative, as the NFB and its members continue to lead improvement of standards across the industry.” NFB members can contact their area manager for more information about the offer.


March 2018

GRAHAM Construction named as building industry’s top contractor 9 November 2017 – London: National contractor GRAHAM Construction has been named Major Contractor of the Year at the annual Building Awards, surpassing some of the industry’s biggest names to win one of the evening’s most prestigious prizes.


GRAHAM Construction is part of the GRAHAM Group, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading construction, asset management and project investment businesses. In the financial year ending April 2017, the company increased its turnover to £565 million, attained its highest ranking to date in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 (number 16th) and achieved the coveted Investors in People Platinum standard.

towards the end of another highly successful year for the business. We continue to invest significantly in health and safety, BIM, digital construction, off-site manufacture, and the wellbeing and development of our outstanding GRAHAM teams, while further enhancing the financial position of the company. It is the collective creativity and hard work of our 2,200 colleagues that has helped us get to where we are today.”

Commenting on the award, Executive Chairman, Michael Graham said: “GRAHAM remains focused on its continued and sustainable growth, working collaboratively with clients and industry partners to successfully deliver lasting impact, value and innovation across a wide range of sectors and signature projects. We are delighted to have received this accolade, which comes

GRAHAM Construction currently boasts over 100 live construction locations across the UK and Ireland, with works spanning a range of signature healthcare, education, defence and civic projects. The portfolio includes a £150m partnership with Barnet Council to enhance education, community, leisure and operational assets across the borough, a £30m state-of-the-

art Proton Beam facility within the Thames Valley Science Park in Reading, a new £134m Family Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centre for NHS Grampian in Aberdeen and a £100m ‘Schools for the Future’ programme for Dumfries and Galloway Council. The company also continues to extend its client base in interior fit-out across retail, shopping centre and office sectors, including Next, Debenhams and KPMG. The ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday 7 November. It was hosted by comedians Katherine Ryan and Rory Bremner and attended by more than 1,200 people from across the construction industry. The Major Contractor category was open to companies in the UK with turnover of £300 million and above.


The World’s Number One Pressure Washer Brand. As part of its cultural sponsorship programme, Kärcher cleaned one of the capital’s most striking monuments: The London Eye. For this monumental clean, hot water pressure washers were used to remove a layer of stubborn dirt and grease from the 135m high structure, bringing it back to its original splendour. For decades, our pressure washers have been helping our customers to clean their vehicles, buildings, tools and equipment – as well as some more unconventional objects and places. Innovation remains at the heart of what we do and we’ve been continuously refining our pressure washers for years to deliver increased performance, less consumption, longer service life and shorter cleaning times. With a range of different options including cold and hot water units powered by electricity or combustion engine, mobile or stationary, there’s a Kärcher pressure washer to suit virtually every cleaning task, no matter how impossible it may seem. To learn more about Kärcher’s iconic monument cleans visit For information about Kärcher pressure washers, accessories or detergents, to find your nearest Kärcher dealer or to request a free site survey, call 01295 752142, email or visit  

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When dirt is trapped, pressure comes into play From deep cleaning to stripping and demolition – Kärcher’s professional pressure washers really do provide a one-stop solution for even the most challenging applications. Whether you’re cleaning a façade, floor or machine these hot and cold water pressure washers effortlessly, safely and effectively remove stubborn dirt and residues, of any kind, including dust, dyes and concrete - without any damage to the structure or surface. With up to 350 bar pressure, cleaning becomes extremely convenient and in some cases eliminates the need for cleaning agents all together. Plus, with Kärcher’s innovative EASY!Force


trigger giving you the power to use high pressure with ease; various nozzle attachments that increase the machines’ versatility; combined with the highest level of durability and robustness make Kärcher machines an investment that continues to pay off for many years. Combining power with portability – compact and lightweight with a built in carry handle, our portable range is incredibly easy to transport from site to site and even move up steps or ladders. These tough, easyto-operate machines can be used in a vertical or horizontal position, making it safer for use at height or on uneven ground; and the potential for trip hazards is reduced with professional-grade accessories that are handily stored on board.

Cable-free cleaning – when difficult conditions meet demanding cleaning tasks, combustion machines really come into their own. Available in hot and cold variants, combustion models deliver several hours’ continuous use on a single tank of fuel and are ideal for cleaning applications where no power supply is available. Comprising a compact engine, puncture-proof wheels, steel chassis and an optional full cage frame for all-round protection and easy lifting by crane.

Total independence – if both water and electricity are hard to come by, why not bring them with you? Mobile hot water, pressure washer trailers are versatile all-rounders which can be towed by or mounted within your existing vehicle (skid version). Generous on-board water and fuel tanks allow for long intervals of stand-alone use; they can also be connected directly to a permitted water supply to make the perfect professional companion for use in local authorities, construction and industry.

To find out how Kärcher can make a difference to the efficiency, productivity and cleanliness of your business, please call 01295 752142, email or visit


March 2018

YOUR ‘SKILLS ON SITE’ COULD SEE YOUR BUSINESS ADVERTISED AT WEMBLEY Showcase your ‘Skills On Site’ for the chance to win moneycan’t-buy exposure for your business at the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium. To celebrate the talent and hard work of tradesmen up and down the country, Checkatrade have launched their ‘Skills On Site’ competition, a chance for individuals to showcase their talents to win ‘money-can’t-buy’ exposure for their business at the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports. For your chance to win, upload a video of your ‘Skills On Site’, whether that’s some football

freestyling or tricks of your trade, share that video with Checkatrade on Facebook or twitter and you’ll be one step closer to having your business name up in lights at the home of English football. The judging panel at Checkatrade will then choose their two favourite videos and those businesses will be offered the chance to showcase their company to the thousands in attendance at Wembley on 8th April. For more information, please visit: www.CheckatradeFootball. com Checkatrade, title sponsors of the Checkatrade Trophy support and raise the profile of over 28,000 professional trades across the country every day. On the 8th April 2018, the two lucky winners will

enjoy the action from Wembley’s hospitality, have the chance to see their business advertised at one of football’s most iconic stadiums, live on Sky Sports. From pitch-side perimeter boards, to Wembley’s big screen and a feature in the match programme, this competition prize offers the ultimate advertisement. Lincoln City have already booked their place in the final at Wembley, where last year saw over 74,000 people witness Coventry City pick up the Checkatrade Trophy. Gavin Dutton, the managing director of Checkatrade, said: “This competition is a great way for tradesmen to have a bit of fun, show us their skills and have the chance to win the opportunity of a lifetime. Over 70,000 people attended last year’s Checkatrade Trophy final with more watching at home, we’re delighted that we can use our sponsorship to give a platform to two deserving tradespeople. “At Checkatrade, our focus is always on rewarding and promoting the hard-working tradespeople of Britain - plus, we’re looking forward to seeing all the unique skills on site entries!” For more information about ‘Skills On Site’ and to find out how you can have your business advertised at Wembley Stadium, visit Checkatrade’s Facebook page or


CaberDek can be left exposed like this, and remains BBA approved for up to 42 days without risk of damage

CaberDek flooring leads the pack


aberDek is one of Norbord’s flagship quality flooring products. It is made from the same moisture-resistant particleboard as the standard CaberFloor P5 but has a protective non-slip film applied to its upper surface. In most new-build projects, the upper floors of a house will be installed before the roof goes on, with the inevitable result that the new floor is left open to the elements for days or even weeks. CaberDek’s protective film prevents rain and frost damage to the new floor surface as well as providing a safe non-slip working surface for the construction team. CaberDek can be left exposed like this, and remains BBA approved for up to 42 days without risk of damage, provided it is correctly installed with Norbord’s CaberFix adhesives. Even after the building is weather-tight, the floor surface remains protected from following trades such as plastering and painting.

When work has finished, the protective film is simply peeled off to reveal a pristine particleboard floor ready for covering. CaberDek comes in easy-tohandle 2400mm x 600mm panels produced in thicknesses of 18mm and 22mm. Suitable for fixing to traditional sawn timber or engineered-timber joists, including metal-web joists, it can be fixed with nails, screws, and with Norbord’s own speciallyformulated adhesives. Many builders now employ the CaberFix Pro kit, a powerful sealing and fixing system for installing CaberDek flooring. This system consists of CaberFix T&G adhesive, CaberFix Joint&Joist adhesive and CaberFix Tape. CaberFix D3 T&G is specially formulated to produce strong bonds between adjacent panels along the tongue-and-groove joint. CaberFix Joint&Joist is a highstrength polymer adhesive which remains flexible after curing and is

designed to fix a CaberDek floor to the supporting joists. Replacing mechanical fixings, CaberFix Joint&Joist speeds up installation and produces a floor which is guaranteed free of squeaks and creaks. Its flexibility also contributes to noise attenuation, thus aiding in the floor’s conformity with Part E of the Building Regulations governing the passage of noise. CaberFix Tape seals the joints to prevent moisture degrading the T&G adhesives. For floors which are likely to be exposed to the elements during freezing conditions, Norbord’s special X-Treme tape is recommended. For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit

Heating, Ventilation & Energy Efficiency March 2018

‘REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPT’ DELIVERS BENEFICIAL LIFETIME SOLUTION BAM Construction is utilising a revolutionary concept to simplify delivery of effective ventilation.


With a series of new-build and refurbishments in the education sector, the company has chosen Gilberts’ Mistrale Fusion System (MFS) as a ‘one-stop shop’ solution for the ventilation strategies.

building via façade, window or roof. Further, Gilberts’ in-house design, R&D and engineering capability means, if required, bespoke solutions can be detailed for the core system.

Explained BAM Construction senior project services engineer Gavin Wilcox, “Natural ventilation is the preferred option under EFA guidance. Our design team proposed Gilberts’ MFS as a commercially viable alternative to other schemes, providing intake and extract in one ‘stand-alone’ box. The flexibility to match the MFS units to a particular project’s specific properties was a further determining factor. The MFS concept means fewer units, so reduced installation, reduced interfacing, reduced maintenanceall beneficial to the lifecycle costs of the building.”

Thus, at the Elliott Hudson College in Leeds, BAM has used 2no standard MFS128 and 21no. high capacity MFS256 units with heating coils, integrated into the classroom windows, with Gilberts’ window-mounted up/down louvre on the external facade. To ensure an airtight fit, Gilberts specially engineered a duct extension/ transition piece to accommodate the building’s existing façade which is angled 6° from the vertical. In addition, 10no MFS-V roof-mounted units with heat coils, six for the main hall, and two each for the fitness studio and drama studio respectively have been installed.

Gilberts’ MFS was the first primarily natural ventilation solution to evolve into a dynamic hybrid, by minimising heat loss via a low power fan and mixing damper rather than the conventional heat exchanger. It has continued its innovation, being the only such system that can be easily tailored to the specific project requirements. Its modular design enables airflow, temperature, CO2, pollutants to be precisely matched to specification, whether integrated into the

The standard MFS is supplied as a 128 variant: just two of these single-sided units will achieve the appropriate Building Bulletin ventilation requirements of 8l/sec/ person for a standard 32 person classroom, allowing for one unit to be positioned at each end of the room. The MFS256 was developed as a high capacity solution, to provide the Regulatory ventilation requirement where only one unit could be integrated into the

façade. Gilberts’ MFS-V is a vertical version, for roof-mounting. Specification of a heat coil is an option, which, Gilberts maintains, can potentially eliminate the need for supplementary heating, radiators, within the room. Further options include a 550 boost, for rooms subjected to greater potential pollution, heat gain (eg science laboratories), and filter boxes for locations with heavy outside air pollution. “There’s nothing else like it on the market,” says Gilberts’ Technical Director Roy Jones. “BAM Construction is just one of many companies appreciating how the concept delivers a commercially viable, sustainable alternative to the conventional means of ventilating a building.” Founded 50+ years ago, privately owned Gilberts is unique in having its own, on-site (85,000ft2) manufacturing facility, producing engineered solutions, with an in-house test centre. Technical expertise is supported by full in-house testing, and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation capability.

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Heating, Ventilation & Energy Efficiency March 2018

Keen to protect all its HVAC equipment from airborne debris and to maintain its efficiency, the Central Middlesex Hospital sought a solution for all its 28 locations adjacent to London’s A40. RABScreen, the external air intake screen specialists, together with distributor GVS Filtration and their client Bouygues put forward a successful bid in a competitive tender and the team then subsequently fully surveyed all the hospital locations. As a hospital project, much of the work had to be completed at weekends, and there were several problems which needed to be addressed: ten of the supply ducts were drawing air from high level louvres; access required scaffolding which would make on-going maintenance very difficult; and internal duct access was also difficult. The hospital maintenance team was looking for a mesh


screen that could be inserted into existing ductwork then simply withdrawn for future maintenance. For RABScreen director Richard Betts, with his 25 years’ experience in the building services industry, this was not a problem. By working with one of its partner companies, AJM Ventilation, an exceptional ductwork installer, the team were able to modify the ductwork to receive new filter boxes. The RABScreen solution was installed within the supply filter box to make screen insertion easier. Now the local airborne debris created by London’s A40 and the surrounding industrial area is kept away from the disposable filters increasing their lifespan by as much as 60%. This front line protection allowed the introduction of the highly efficient GVS BACTICELL which sits behind the RABScreen’s mesh material, the GVS BACTICELL improves efficiency and copes with high pressure differentials between changes. These BACTICELL screens will reduce replacement costs dramatically with the next filter change not expected until August 2019.

Nick Shackleton, Director at GVS Filtration commented, “It was a great solution for the customer. All of the AHU plant is now protected by the washable RABScreen and the long lasting BACTICELL. AJM Ventilation’s expertise in ductwork meant that the contract was fulfilled on time and within budget”. Further information is available from RABScreen on 01635 248633 by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at

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Heating, Ventilation & Energy Efficiency March 2018

HOME OF THE FUTURE POWERED BY INNOVATIVE NORTH WEST FIRM ELe IS UNVEILED A low-energy, eco-friendly, home of the future has been unveiled by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper at the headquarters of Extreme Low Energy (ELe) in Skelmersdale. in their electricity bills whilst the housing association benefits in reduced maintenance costs. “We believe that this is a template for the future and are currently discussing the implementation of this technology in planned projects for modular home development across the UK.” The modular home, which opens onto a combined kitchen and lounge, with a rear double bedroom and en-suite shower room, is powered by solar panels which discharge the electricity to a battery storage system. The firm, which recently won the Energy Institute Innovation Award for its ground-breaking low-energy technologies, has installed a replica modular home in the reception area of its new offices, fully equipped and powered by ELe systems, and built by sustainable building company Simply Modular Ltd. The company’s award-winning technologies use Ethernet cables to power a whole range of domestic and commercial appliances using DC-power, having identified huge energy and carbon savings that can be made by eliminating the AC/DC conversion. In addition to providing energy savings, users of the system can monitor their consumption data, so a housing association, for example, could monitor whether a


dwelling is over occupied or under occupied, along with measuring the humidity and temperature to prevent damp, mould and condensation in their tenants’ homes. The system can even monitor whether vulnerable tenants are going about their daily routines, thereby giving potential carers early warning if there is something amiss. Mark Buchanan, founder and technical director of ELe, said: “Our ELe system is designed to be mass produced and easily installed, helping reduce fuel poverty and provide housing associations with data enabling them to monitor the energy performance of their properties and aid in the cost of maintaining them. “The tenant benefits from reductions

All lighting, heating and integrated appliances in the property are powered by ELe’s award-winning systems which can save the user up to 70% in terms of energy use, reducing monthly bills and helping the environment. West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, said: “I’m proud that such pioneering innovation is being developed here in West Lancashire. “There’s a real housing problem across the UK and it’s important that ideas, like those being put forward by ELe, are considered as a possible solution to the housing crisis we face.” For more details about ELe, visit their website:, email:, or follow on Twitter: @ExtremeLowEnerg

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Heating, Ventilation & Energy Efficiency March 2018

Super Slim-line Fantile Launched by AET Flexible Space AET Flexible Space, leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems has just released the latest version of their market leading recessed fan air terminal, or Fantile. The new super slim-line TU350 Fantile is similar to the existing TUS Fantile, with an equivalent unit height of just 150mm, but the new model has superior performance, achieving higher airflow capacity with reduced noise levels. Underfloor air conditioning is commonly used in office environments, utilising the plenum beneath a raised floor as the ventilation zone. Fully conditioned air is supplied into the floor plenum by zonal downflow units (CAMs), and then supplied into the workspace via the recessed fan terminal units, known as a Fantile due to its interchangeability with a 600mm2 floor tile. The Fantile units feature integrated controllers where users can personally adjust fan speed and temperature to suit their own comfort. Access to the controller is via a specially designed hatch within the grille that covers the recessed Fantile, or via a newly developed smartphone app. The slim-line Fantile was specially designed for developers seeking to maximise revenue. By removing services from the ceiling void and utilising the space beneath the raised floor, height savings of around 450-600 mm can be achieved. This space saving across an entire

development can potentially allow additional floors, increasing net lettable space and therefore increased revenue. Alternatively, height restricted developments can increase floor to ceiling heights to BCO recommended standards by reclaiming this wasted space in the ceiling zone, thereby increasing rentable value considerably when compared with ceiling based systems. Based on standard design criteria of an underfloor pressure of 15-20 Pa and 50% fan speed, the TU350 super slim-line Fantile can achieve airflow performance of 300m3/h at NR 37, below the BCO recommendation of NR 38. The unit is designed to fit into a conventional lay in grid floor and will also fit into a screw down steel floor with a new specially developed adapter kit.




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Air Vent Technology, now settled in it bigger premises in Andover, is concentrating on supplying ventilation products which provide the best in energy efficiency, comfort and cost effectiveness for every segment of the market.


ll AVT products are designed and produced in the UK to the highest standards. As well as manufacturing and supplying comprehensive ranges of acoustic cabinet fans, standard, small and medium air handling units (electric and LPHW heater batteries for internal and external locations), and low energy heat recovery units (also with electric and LPHW heater batteries for inside or out), AVT can devise unique specifications for hospitals, schools etc. Units are available in side-by-side or stacked format. AVT provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for all requirements, with a high standard of service and flexibility on product design combined with speed of delivery resulting from its ability to keep an extensive stock of components and finished goods. Units can be delivered in flat-pack form for re-assembly on site by AVT’s skilled team.


One of AVT’s most innovative ranges is the “Infinity®”. Infinity® units encompass a comprehensive range of energy efficient, environmentally friendly and economic products all of which are ErP Compliant. Infinity® fans have integral trickle and boost controllers to allow continuous running at their most effective supply/ extract capacity. The user can boost to maximum airflow when required via a variety of remote switches. The range includes cabinet fans, both single and twin fans, direct drive air handling units with airflows from 0.001 to 1.57 m3/sec for EHB or LPHW heating, and direct drive heat recovery units - again for EHB or LPHW heating delivering up to .93 m3/sec. Every unit encompasses the latest technology with EC motors for energy saving and low SFPs and high performance acoustic linings. To complete the Infinity® range AVT has developed low profile, direct drive, heat recovery units. These products have all the benefits of others in the Infinity® range, but with the added advantage of a maximum profile of only 350mm. AVT has a highly trained field sales force, covering the whole of the United Kingdom and can provide support and technical expertise on all products. AVT can design ventilation schemes of any size providing a total package guaranteeing a quality ventilation solution. AND with its new Site Engineering Services department AVT can install, maintain, service, refurbish and repair ALL types of air handling units.

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Comar 7P.i CDE Commercial Door New Comar 7P.i CDE Commercial Door Electronic Lock with Access Control Integration Secured by Design Licenced Product


omar Architectural Aluminium Systems, part of TPG - The Parkside Group Limited, announce the launch of Comar 7P.i CDE, a Commercial Swing Door with Electronic Locking, that now holds a Secured By Design Licence. The Comar 7P.i CDE is an electronic lock option for the thermally broken commercial swing door range, which offers access control integration for both single and double leaf door sets. Secured by Design Homes 2016 requires that occupants, of a residential building with 10 or more distinct dwellings, must be able to remotely control the main entrance door from their apartment to allow access to known visitors. The Comar 7P.i CDE is ideal for multi-dwelling apartment applications, where the electronic lock suites in with most


access control panels and includes panic exit hardware options. The solution can also be used in all matter of public buildings where occupant safety is required, such as Health, Education and other Public Buildings. Comar specifiers and fabricators can be reassured by Comar 7P.i CDE’s secure, flexible design options. Achieving PAS 24:2016 in double leaf swing doors is particularly challenging to pass on a test, as the doors resist a 4.5kN loading as well as a manual attack tests. Double leaf doors are often called for on residential buildings as they allow facilities teams and occupants ease of access for bulky objects such as furniture, yet still provide uncompromised security and convenience for day to day access where only a single leaf is

commonly used, the Comar 7P.i CDE provides this solution. Comar 7P.i CDE has been added to Comar’s BSi’s Kitemark for Enhanced Security which incorporates testing to BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3, for a high traffic entrance door this means that the Comar 7Pi CDE has been tested and certified to 50,000 open and closing cycles, which is a requirement of the Secured by Design License. The Comar 7P.i CDE lock uses magnetic triggers, located in the keeps, tripping the sprung loaded locking points, which snap ‘locked’ almost instantly when the door is closed. This provides a ‘fail locked’ environment that immediately protects a vulnerable resident returning home, even in the event of a power failure or vandalism.

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Not only does the Comar 7P.i CDE integrate with access control systems, it also has been tested with the Fuhr’s Panic Exit crash bar, helping designers meet fire safety demands while providing PAS 24:2016 level of security and high traffic resilience. Comar’s lever door handles also integrate with the lock, their operation manually reloading the sprung mechanical locking points. Together with the magnet triggered instant locking, which helps prevent criminals following occupants into their building, the Comar 7P.i CDE offers unparalleled functionality. Comar 7P.i CDE has a comprehensive range of accessories, available direct from Comar, including a remotecontrol key fob, a wireless push pad and hard-wired switches. The Comar 7P.i CDE also presents advantages in fabrication, including the need for only four machined ‘pockets’ in the lock and keep stiles, plus a one piece lock, thereby speeding up assembly times and reducing workshop errors. A single cable provides the lock with power and signal simplifying the routing in the frames. To cater for structural tolerances on site, adjustable raised keeps are available to ensure the locks engage correctly. The Comar 7P.i CDE door solution is available today via our Secured by Design Group Scheme of approved fabricators. Our Project Managers will help designers best specify the most appropriate options for their projects, while our highly responsive Technical Support Team are always on hand to give in detail support. Contact Comar via or 020 8685 9685 – or email Comar: Designed for Performance, Backed by Delivery


emco – the first step to a cleaner environment. Entrances can give visitors their first impression of a building and require particular attention to create a sense of harmony in their overall look and ability. As a market leader in the field of customised dirt collection systems, emco has been setting benchmarks within this sector for over 50 years. Thanks to our tried and tested entrance mat ranges Diplomat, Marschall, Senator, Radial and Plaza as well as numerous special designs we offer, emco makes sure that dirt and moisture are left at the door. emco provides a range of entrance mats and clean off carpets that work in harmony with one another and provide protection against coarse, fine and damp dirt, offering a 3-zone cleaning system.

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March 2018 Doors, Windows & Architectural Hardware

Richard Reeve To Take Axim To New Heights TPG, The Parkside Group Limited is pleased to announce that Richard Reeve, Sales Director will be exclusively looking after one of its major divisions, Axim Architectural Hardware. Richard has been with TPG for 15 years and is excited to take the leading hardware brand to even greater heights. Richard said, “Axim is one of the most trusted brands in the industry for reliability and quality. Axim celebrated 30 years of business last year and having worked throughout the industry I know that the Axim TC-8800 series of Concealed Transom Closers is well known for its superb long-term performance and as part of TPG, Axim, is backed up by market leading delivery to its European wide distributor and partner network.” Over the last 30 years Axim has extensively developed its product range to include all the hardware that top quality commercial doors require. Richard commented that “Everyone knows the top performer the Axim TC Series of Concealed Closers, however, I am not sure that everyone is aware of how extensive the Axim product range is. The Axim PR Series Panic Exit range is comprehensive, and the Axim Panic Exit Locking Handle is one of the most high-quality products I have seen which fits across the entire range.” The Axim branded product range includes Emergency and Panic Exit Devices that are certified to BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125, a range of handles including D-handles, Lever Handles, Pad Handles, Pull Handles and Tube Handles, Floor Springs which can take a door weight of up to 150Kg, Locks including Mortice, Dead Latch, Extension Flush Bolts for security slave doors. The Axim TC-8800 Series of Concealed Transom Closer will fit most major manufacture’s doors and has 3 different strengths. The TC 9900 is a universal closer which is ideal for repair and maintenance and where

closers have failed, the TC9900 offers a fast solution without the need for costly repairs. Richard continues “Axim is known very well in the aluminium door industry, however the Surface Mounted Door Closer, the Axim FC Series, offers a solution for both aluminium and timber doors, in fact it even comes as standard with fixings to suit both materials. This means that installers and distributors can minimise the closers they carry, and the Axim FC-1000 Series has been tested for Fire Rating to BS 476-22 1987.” Offering innovative solutions has been at the fore of Axim and launching new products such as the Axim ES-2100 Electric Strike a remote access product that offers installers a reduction in installation and maintenance time. The Axim LK-2100 Reversible Deadlatch offers a non-handed solution which means that installers and distributors can reduce their stock-holding by only stocking one Deadlatch instead of two. Last year Axim had a face-lift with a new revamped logo, which joined

the new website and Technical Literature which offers extensive technical, specification and installation information with speedy navigation to get you to the place you need to be. Axim designs and supplies a comprehensive in-stock range of transom closers, panic exit devices, electric strikes, deadlatches, surface mounted door closers, floor-springs, flush-bolts, letter-plates, locks and handles through a pan-European distributor supply chain. For more information please contact Axim on 0208 685 9685 or email - Visit


Doors, Windows & Architectural Hardware March 2018

2018 looks bright for VEKA


With investment of £5M forecast for 2018, the industry-leading systems supplier looks well placed to help customers face the challenges ahead. MD Dave Jones tells us how VEKA plans to ‘brighten up’ a relatively flat market with a boost to its lamination offering.

ere at VEKA, we are looking forward to the year ahead and the programme of developments we have planned. While we remain realistic about 2018’s potential challenges, we know that - without investment - a company and its customers would ‘stand still’, and that is not something we are content to do. In order to continue supporting our customers with the highest levels of service, and to remain at the very forefront of the industry, we are looking to invest around £5M in VEKA Group facilities, plant and technology.

The main focus of investment will be our ever-growing lamination department.


Over the years, VEKA has been celebrated for ‘leading the way’ in areas such as customer support, sustainability, security and energy efficiency. For example; with the industry’s first window rated ‘A’ for efficiency, first window rated ‘A’ for noise reduction, first BSI Kitemarkaccredited bi-fold door, first dedicated PVC-U recycling plant and first BFRC-certified WER calculator. However, we have said, for a number of years, that homeowners and specifiers should be able to ‘expect’ the highest levels of quality and efficiency and make their choices based on more discretionary factors, such as style and colour. We’ve discussed this in a number of editorial features over the years, and I know this is a sentiment now echoed around the industry.

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In response to demand for heritage-style windows, we developed our coveted Vertical Slider and FlushSash systems and as the demand for coloured frames increased, we unveiled our Variations collection of colours and realistic woodgrains. We have seen huge growth in this area of the business in recent years and, currently, over 33% of VEKA Group sales are foiled product. We are in the process of buying an adjacent building to VEKA’s HQ which will allow the current 380,000 sq ft site site to expand by a further 40,000 sq ft and will enable us to potentially increase lamination capacity by a further 50%. As well as the new building, we are investing in a new, flexible lamination line, allowing us to offer the most efficient service on the inevitable small runs and quirkier colour choices. Not only that, but the department will see the addition of another standard lamination line, a new colour changing head and a heat tunnel, alongside all our existing high spec foiling equipment. The aim with this investment – as always – is to ensure that our customers are best placed to meet the demands of a challenging market. It’s not only about increasing the potential volume of our output, but supporting customers with flexibility and efficient service. We want to offer real, straightforward benefits that will reflect on their own business and the level of

service they are able to offer to customers, whether that’s homeowners or commercial specifiers etc. 2018 also sees VEKA Group making plans for further improvements to our specialist maintenance and tooling department. Expanding our in-house maintenance department means that we can respond immediately and capably to any potential problems with our machinery (however unlikely we hope they are!) to ensure there is no disruption to the supply chain. 2018’s planned spend of £5M continues a pattern of investment, including - for example - £400K last year allocated to energy efficiency upgrades for the plant. Improved lighting, heating and high bay racking meant that our warehouse facility achieved a 25% reduction in electricity consumption in 2017. While we’re busy with our investment plans here in Burnley, our sister company VEKA Recycling has also announced the fantastic news that it will be investing £8M into constructing one of the most advanced PVC-U recycling plants in Europe, right here in the UK! In the face of a relatively flat market, I am very proud to be part of a Group that will continue to invest – through good years and bad - in order to see our partners succeed. Some of our customers have been with us for more than 30 years, and it’s our job to show them that we will be here for them for the next 30 years, and the 30 after that …


Now in its fourth year, Vision has become an essential resource for thousands of Architects, Technologists, Designers, Specifiers and their clients The show provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe for two days of business, learning and networking.

Now in its fourth year, Vision has become an essential resource for thousands of Architects, Technologists, Designers, Specifiers and their clients working on live projects in health, education, retail and commercial building.

Some of the 2018 highlights will include; over 100 major brands and innovative start-ups, hundreds of cutting-edge products and building solutions, including research and development into the latest software and over 70 hours of free seminars providing a unique industry insight across five Theatres. Vision are also focusing on international conversations - an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with our continental counterparts, presented through a collection of pavilions from Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Latvia. Ambitious plans are in place to grow the exhibition and extend Vision’s Educational Programme, whose supporters include the RIBA, CIAT, BRE, New London Architecture & the London Festival of Architecture. Vision will play host to over 160 international industry experts to deliver another highly acclaimed seminar programme. The free Evening Drinks & Networking Reception at Vision will again be sponsored by Architecture Today. Alongside the reception, you will see PechaKucha sessions curated by NLA and International Conversations & Keynotes, delivered by the most innovative, admired and forward-thinking architects, engineers and consultancies from across the globe. You can find out more about Vision by calling 0203 409 0623, or visit Alternatively, to book your stand click here.

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Case Study March 2018



woman from Suffolk who has lived at the same house for more than 50 years, is staying put after installing a Stiltz Home Lift in the kitchen larder to help her get upstairs. Jane Seppings, 80, has arthritis in both knees and had a pacemaker fitted earlier this year, so using the stairs was becoming more and more challenging. But moving from the 17th century fourbedroom farmhouse she has lived in since 1965 was not an option as Jane says the home in Weston near Beecles is ‘the perfect house’. So the decision to adapt her home with a Stiltz Home Lift – which requires no hydraulics or supporting walls and plugs straight into a normal 13amp power socket with the lift travelling on self-supporting rails - was an easy one. “I’ve lived in this house for 52 years and I cannot imagine living anywhere else,” said Jane. “It’s the perfect house and I love it. Every room is a good size. The house has had lots of building work done to it over the years and every room is a good size. “The stairs were becoming more difficult because of my arthritis and I certainly had no intention of moving house or downsizing to a bungalow, so I thought it would be a good idea to get something in place which would make life easier. “I wasn’t confident about getting on and off a stairlift which sits on the stairwell, so I thought why not go for one of these futuristic Stiltz home lifts instead? It’s a very clever idea and incredibly simple as it plugs straight into the wall. I didn’t want the domestic lift on display though so decided to conceal it in the larder! “It meant I had to move all the food out but it is three-foot wide and it could be hidden from view in there behind the door. You wouldn’t even know it was there. Stiltz said no problem and installed the home lift in


the larder as requested and it has made it much easier for me to move around my home. The home lift travels up to a spare room which I use as a utility room for clothes so it is also extremely useful for carrying up baskets of washing!” Jane moved into Hall Farm in 1965 which dates back to the early 1600s, with her husband, who sadly passed away 10 years ago. He worked on the farm, where at one time they had pigs and geese. During the 80s and 90s, the couple also ran a successful dried flowers business called Winter Floral, with its own shop which is attached to farmland. Customers at the time included upmarket department stores Liberty of London and John Lewis. The shop was ultimately sold off and is now Urban Jungle Plant Nursery and Café which sells exotic and unusual plants in a unique garden setting. The animals have all gone too and the buildings have been renovated and turned into rented offices for small businesses. At one time, the Seppings’ also used to raise money for charity by opening their exceptional garden to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme. Since 1927, the scheme has been inviting garden owners to open their gardens to the public for good causes for around the same cost as a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Over the last 90 years, it has donated £50 million to charities across the UK. Jane said: “My husband used to work very hard

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Join us at Construction Expo South East 2018 Construction Expo South East 2018 will be held in Sussex, at the South of England Event Centre which offers a more central and accessible location providing Construction Expo with the opportunity to continue to expand to meet the needs of this fast-moving sector.


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Construction Expo South East 2018 will continue to have FREE Meet the Buyer appointments, great exhibitor packages, brilliant networking opportunities, high quality, sector specific, CPD approved workshops plus the latest news on projects and developments across the UK, keeping you up to date on every aspect of this exciting sector. With 2018 seeing many large-scale projects getting off the ground the Expo will also again concentrate on crucial industry issues and offer updates on leading projects making it a must attend event for everyone with the sector.

To find out more about the event, discuss exhibiting opportunities with Penny or if you would like to talk through our flexible sponsorship options with Carole please call 01732 758530. Carole Black from Best Business Events said, “We are delighted to be holding Construction Expo South East 2018 at the South of England Event Centre. Construction output stands at more than £110 billion per annum, accounts for 10% of the UK’s employment and will continue to be a key driver in our prosperity over the coming months and years. We are committed to continuing to support this fast-moving industry with a leading conference and exhibition enabling sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to building lasting business relationships.”



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Coatings, Sealants & Paints March 2018

Rain resistant roof proofing from Everbuild Aquaseal Liquid Roof from Everbuild – A Sika Company, is a new, 1-component, easy to use, all-weather roofing system, ideal for waterproofing flat and pitched roofs. Creating a solid waterproof membrane, which covers the entire area without any seams, Liquid Roof is applied in two coats straight from the tin and has a moisture triggered curing system to allow fast curing. Liquid Roof is completely rain resistant after just 10 minutes and will even cure if a pool of water forms on top of it, perfect for the unpredictable British weather.

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Select The Best With Sika Pro Select The sealants and adhesive range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is growing with the launch of Sika PRO Select, a fantastic new range bringing the renowned Sika technical expertise to the trade user.

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Raw Beauty From Osmo… Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes experts, offers Polyx-Oil Tints Raw, a lightly tinted protective finish that provides an original, untreated appearance for wooden floors. Desired by many homeowners, this finish not only creates a sought-after look, but also protects the wood’s surface. Based on the original Polyx-Oil product, it retains the natural beauty and character of the wood in a perfect way. Easy to use and apply, Polyx-Oil Tints Raw is the ideal product for interior designers who wish to retain the wood’s original look. By accentuating the natural colour and grain of the wood, the surface appears as near to natural as possible. The floor remains microporous and can be touched up to cover any abrasions without a problem. Simply apply two coats of Polyx-Oil Tints Raw and the new, improved and unique flooring is ready for your client to show off. If any abrasions appear, the finish is easy to touch up any leaves no visible marks. Finishing floors with Polyx-Oil creates a durable and water and dirt resistant surface. The natural renewable ingredients in this product guarantee an even colour spreading and an overall pleasing finish.

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Coatings, Sealants & Paints March 2018

Remmers Repair Bawdsey Radar Station Built in 1938 and protected by Concrete Blast Walls, Bawdsey Radar Station was the world’s first operational radar station. The walls had decayed steadily since the building was vacated in 1991, leaving the top layer of reinforcement exposed to the elements.

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Being a Heritage site, traditional concrete repair techniques were not allowed. Working in partnership, Remmers and Concrete Renovations Ltd devised a way to repair the walls by using Remmers restoration materials. Remmers coloured mortars were used to repair and simulate the colour of the original concrete alongside

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Making Longer Lasting Flooring German floor care company, Dr. Schutz, has the perfect product – PU Sealer – to give flooring a lasting finish, as well as added protection, in areas including sports halls, offices, hospitals and schools. The water based, eco-friendly PUSealer can be applied to most types of flooring, including vinyl, tiled and epoxy resin. The product adds approximately 40 microns of protective thickness to floors, as well as extending the lifespan by up to six times and gives a lasting clear matt finish. Areas which are prone to high traffic, for example shopping centres and sports halls, tend to wear very quickly, and when they don’t have a hard wearing product applied, this could cost time and money to fix problems which could occur. By applying the PUSealer, flooring can be kept in a great condition for many years. The Dr. Schutz PU Sealer range also includes PU Antislip and PU Anticolor. For more information phone 01296 437827 for details on products and UK stockists, or go to


Andura Specified Again for Regency House Exterior When it came to the exterior redecoration of Regency House in Royal Leamington Spa, the freeholders of the building had no hesitation in specifying Andura Coatings once again as the external finish. 40

March 2018 Case Study long experience of quality work. The external decorating of the 1970s block of 60 apartments was completed in a three month period ending in September 2017. To limit disruption to the site, the contracting firm used three cherry pickers instead of scaffolding which proved to be much more flexible when applying the finish all around the building. The whole building was power washed first to remove any grime and dirt then all the windows were masked with plastic sheets before application of the Andura Pro-Flex coating. Some 1600 litres of ProFlex was used to cover 3220 sq.m. of exterior wall. Mark Stedeford, one of the directors of John Stedeford & Sons commented, “We thought that the Andura product was excellent, it was a solid product and easy to apply, we will definitely use Andura’s coatings again.”


hen it came to the exterior redecoration of Regency House in Royal Leamington Spa, the freeholders of the building had no hesitation in specifying Andura Coatings once again as the external finish. The Andura Pro-Flex high performance decorative coating lived up to its promise of complete durability over the ten year period since it was first applied on the building in 2005. Unlike many other exterior finishes, the Andura Pro-Flex technology is not only water and dirt resistant, but also has elastomeric properties giving excellent resistance to any subsequent cracks in the substrate. Peter James, Director and Company Secretary of the Regency House Residents Association is delighted with the Pro-Flex product which was used for the second time on the building towards the end of last year, “Everyone has been wholly satisfied with the Andura coating and we unanimously agreed that we should specify Andura

once again. The Pro-Flex coating bonds to the surface rather than sitting on it and is able to accommodate the different expansions and contractions evident in the building which is a mix of solid concrete, brickwork and blockwork. We have been very impressed with the longevity of the product together with Andura’s willingness to come to site to discuss our needs.” When the earlier redecoration was undertaken, the Regency House Residents Association appointed a project management firm to oversee the project and assess various different coatings for performance over a six month period. As a result, the Andura coating was specified. For the redecoration of the building last year, the Andura coating was the automatic choice given its performance over ten years and the same project management company was engaged for tendering of the contracting work. Specialist contractors, John Stedeford & Sons, were successful in winning the tender based on their submission and their

Andura’s Pro-Flex technology provides excellent long-term protection and decoration for buildings. The elastomeric properties of Pro-Flex technology give excellent resistance to subsequent cracks in the substrate. Using the very latest advances in coatings technology, Andura has now developed ProFlex Ultimate which is specially formulated to combine all the benefits of Pro-Flex technology with improved breathability, water and dirt resistance for a harder wearing, longer lasting and beautiful finish to keep exterior walls in top condition. Pro-Flex is classified as ‘highly breathable’ and ‘highly water resistant’ as tested in accordance with German (DIN), European (EN) and International (ISO) standards. The addition of silicon resin and silane to Pro-Flex considerably improves resistance to dirt pickup. Further information on ProFlex coatings is available from Andura on 01869 240374 by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at


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Case Study March 2018

RUSSELLS HELPS TO CEMENT SOCIAL HOUSING PLANS IN SCOTLAND A £12m social housing project in Scotland has become the latest development to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ sustainable concrete roof tiles.


The 5.6-hectare scheme in Methil Brae, Fife is one of Fife Council’s largest social housing programmes, providing 101 high quality homes for rent. At a time when the Scottish Government has promised to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 , the scheme has been instrumental in helping to meet these targets and the much-needed local housing requirements. Comprising of a mixture of one to five-bedroom

properties, including semidetached units, bungalows and cottage flats, the scheme saw Fife Council work with Kingdom Housing Association and contractors Robertson Partnership Homes to deliver the ambitious scheme. Robertson Partnership Homes specified Russell Roof Tiles, manufactured at its local Lockerbie factory, to deliver 100,000 of its Grampian concrete tiles in Anthracite and Terracotta. The Grampian tiles are a standard flat interlocking roof tile, combining the traditional yet

stylish appearance of slate or clay with the security of an interlocking design and the economy of concrete. Concrete roof tiles are a long life, durable product and require minimal maintenance once installed – a feature which means lower maintenance and repair costs. The versatility of concrete allows for an authentic clay or slate effect roof tile with the benefits of offering greater strength. Compared to traditional clay roof tiles, concrete tile manufacturing requires considerably less

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energy usage during production and Russell Roof Tiles’ modern manufacturing methods deliver a technically consistent and quality product. With considerable experience in social housing developments, Russell Roof Tiles’ reliable costeffective service has given Robertson Partnership Homes confidence and assurance that they will continue to receive a quality product at the right price throughout Scotland. Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “As the demand for social

housing continues to increase in Scotland, we are seeing an increasing number of contractors and specifiers request our sustainable and cost-effective concrete tiles.

“These supply chain relationships have supported us in creating high quality and durable homes across our developments in Scotland which residents will be able to enjoy for many years to come.”

“It is great that we were able to provide our Grampian Tiles on such a large and significant project, that will benefit residents in Fife for many years to come.”

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent roof tile manufacturer providing products for leading UK house builders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects, where sustainability and eco-credentials are of the utmost priority.

Stewart Shearer, Managing Director of Robertson Partnership Homes, said: “Robertson Group has a robust preferred supply chain, in which Russell Roof Tiles is a valued partner. Telephone 01283 517070 @russellrooftile


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the chinstrap a release force of greater than 50kg for EN12492 to limit the risk of losing the helmet in a fall from height. The patent pending EVO®5 Dualswitch™ meets all requirements of the ANSI Z89.1-2009 Type I Class C for helmet safety as well as the Canadian CSA Z94.1-05 Type 1 Class C standards. EN 397 and EN 12492 standards are also met with the robust Expanded Polypropylene liner for class

Universal attachment slots enable fitting of the many Surefit™ helmet accessories JSP offer, including safety visors, Sonis® ear defenders and the Evospec® integrated eyewear. CR2™ reflective material can be added to increase worker visibility. The JSP’s EVO®5 Dualswitch™ is the perfect choice for Construction workers or those Working at Height such as cellular and wind energy technicians, tower climbers, rescue workers and many people working in industrial production facilities where climbing for maintenance is required such as petrochemical sites, gas production facilities, and pharmaceutical manufacturing sites.

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F Engel Goes Into Combat Firmly established into the UK workwear and PPE market is Danish company F. Engel, one of Europe’s leading workwear manufacturers; workforces across the UK recognise Engel for its high quality, long lasting and superbly fitting clothing ranges and their suitability for almost any kind of work situation or outdoor use.


One of the best-selling labels under the Engel banner is the COMBAT collection which includes the Engel COMBAT ‘Tradesman’ work trousers with hanging tool pockets (2761-630) and the COMBAT Pilot jacket (232-107). Designed for action to give maximum comfort and flexibility, both items have the brand’s instantly recognisable contrast stitching and reflective piping and are offered in a choice of colours.

and thigh pockets with flaps. In addition there are two flapped back pockets, a reinforced ruler pocket with extra sections, an adjustable hammer strap and Cordura reinforced knee pockets with two knee pad positions. The trousers have an extra deep hem so the length can be increased if required. Made from 65% polyester, 35% cotton, 280 g/m2 and available in a wide range of sizes to ensure a perfect fit.

The work trousers have been designed to be as practical and useful as possible with many functional and easily accessible pockets including a Cordura hanging tool pocket either side

Often sold alongside matching trousers, the COMBAT pilot jacket is made from 100% Oxford Polyester with PU coating 260g/m2, a quilted nylon lining and soft fleece collar; the jacket has pockets for almost

every purpose required throughout the working day so that everything is kept both safe and to hand when needed. It has adjustable cuffs with Velcro, a storm placket and a detachable hood with zipper. All Engel garments are available from The Workwear Trade Centre, Milton Keynes; Telephone: 01908 561569; email: and Anchor Safety, Ipswich; Telephone: 0800 328 5028; email: For more information visit: email: Mark McBrayne at or telephone: +44 (0) 7933 150197

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Experts in Textile Solutions For more than 85 years, workwear from F. Engel™ has been selected by customers from all over Europe as the first choice for all-round protection and maximum comfort no matter what a work situation may demand.

Founded in 1927 by Carl J. Engel Senior and now 4th generation family-owned, the company has 850 employees based at its Headquarters in Norgesvej, Denmark and 2 factories in Lithuania. Since it first began, with the importing of denim from the U.S. as a hard wearing fabric, the company’s aims have always been the same – to provide superior quality, value for money workwear designed for a perfect, flexible fit and to give long lasting, reliable service. The original fabric was called Bull Denim which was made from 100% cotton. Over the years the materials and manufacturing processes have been continually developed to incorporate many new practical and beneficial design details with the versatility of the fabric improved by adding the yarn combination of polyester and cotton. New colours have been introduced and many businesses are now recognized by the specific colour combination and design of their Engel corporate workwear where not only is it valued for its practical uses but also as a significant part of a company’s professional statement. Development is an ongoing process as new smart colour combinations and materials are continuously created and tested, with a constant emphasis on product quality, innovation, flexibility and environmental awareness.

The company has an impressive seven collections (along with a large range of accessories), all of which are ‘tailor-made’ for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, offshore, building & construction and the commercial sector. Each item of clothing is designed to be a perfect, comfortable fit whilst giving maximum freedom of movement and reliability. As an example, one of the main names under the F. Engel banner is ‘Combat’; geared to cope with any season and designed for action, this durable and stylish, uni-coloured collection has contrasting and reflective piping for greater visibility on jackets and trousers, many of which are made from 100% cotton. Almost all the trousers in the range feature such useful detail as ruler-pockets, hammer straps and mobile phone pockets, whilst the leg-length can be extended an extra 4-6cm if required. Other names to look out for, each with their own unique benefits, include ‘Cargo’, ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Work Zone’ and the ‘Light’ range for warmer weather. All Engel garments are available from The Workwear Trade Centre, Milton Keynes; Telephone: 01908 561569; email: and Anchor Safety, Ipswich; Telephone: 0800 328 5028; email: For more information visit: email: Mark McBrayne at or telephone: +44 (0) 7933 150197


Case Study March 2018

Midland Fixings Launches its 2018 Fundraising Programme MIDLAND FIXINGS, the building services and products supplier, is set for a busy year with staff spearheading a new fundraising programme.

In 2017 alone, the company, which is headquartered in Beeston, Nottingham and operates throughout the UK, donated a total of £35,000 to various different charities. This year, Midland Fixings is keen to build on that success with its employees taking part in new fundraising challenges every two months in support of several local and national charities carefully chosen by people within the business. Treetops Hospice Care, Nottingham Framework, Cancer Research UK and Guide Dogs for the Blind are just some of the charities that will receive much-needed donations.


To kick off the fundraising, six brave members of staff will be taking on

a Man vs. Food challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK on Friday 9 February, which will involve seeing who can eat the most in 60 seconds. A team of keen cyclists will then pedal the Pennines in a 350km cycle challenge on 7 and 8 March to raise all-important funds for Breast Cancer Care. Adrian Fowler, managing director of Midland Fixings, said: “As a familyowned business, we feel it’s important to promote a sense of community within the company and a corporate social responsibility programme is a great way to bring people together. The staff have come up with all the fundraising challenges, chosen the charities and everything is going to be completely run by them.” Midland Fixings currently employs 50 members of full time staff. The Nottingham-based fixings supplier

provides tailored solutions and products to meet challenges in the M&E and building services sectors as well as tailored manufacturing for residential schemes, food manufacturing plants and water and energy systems. Adrian added: “As a business, we’re looking forward to the year ahead. It’s fantastic to see so many of our team members getting behind these causes and making a real impact in communities across the UK.” To donate or find out more about the Man vs. Food Challenge, click here. You can also support the pedal the Pennines challenge here.

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1800 ltr

2400 ltr

3300 ltr

4050 ltr

4800 ltr

5400 ltr

6000 ltr

8250 ltr

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300 g

420 g

780 g

960 g

1320 g

1620 g

1820 g

2160 g

2520 g

3300 g

In ground depth

2.25 m

2.25 m

2.44 m

2.74 m

2.74 m

2.98 m

2.98 m

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2 x 2.74 m

2 x 2.98

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1.85 m

1.85 m

2.10 m

2.10 m

2.10 m

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2 x 2.10 m

2 x 2.10 m

2 x 2.53

Inlet invert

570 mm

570 mm

700 mm

700 mm

700 mm

820 mm

820 mm

700 mm

700 mm

820 mm

Outlet invert

670 mm

670 mm

800 mm

800 mm

800 mm

920 mm

920 mm

900 mm

900 mm

1020 mm

Weight empty

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125 kgs

200 kgs

230 kgs

230 kgs

350 kgs

350 kgs

460 kgs

460 kgs

800 kgs

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2270 ltr

3000 ltr

3975 ltr

3975 ltr

5610 ltr

6000 ltr

7950 ltr

7950 ltr

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42 w

65 w

84 w

130 w

130 w

210 w

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Seddon celebrates 80 years of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week Seddon, the UK’s largest privately-owned contractor, is celebrating 80 years of apprenticeships this National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (5 – 9 March), having taken on 3,050 apprentices since its programme first began in the 1930s.

The company currently employs 75 trainees across the North West, investing £500k training and development each year. Many of Seddon’s employees in the North West are successful graduates of its apprenticeship programmes with 97 per cent of apprentices remaining with the company after their three and a half year course has finished. Nicola Hodkinson business services director at Seddon, said: “We have a solid track record of training apprentices going back eight decades and developing our people is central to our values as a company.


“Our industry-leading programme with its range of pathways and opportunities provides trainees with accredited qualifications as well as skills for the wider industry, helping them to become wellrounded professionals. “Investing in the next generation of talent for the built environment sector is more important than ever and we’re committed to offering the right candidates the best possible opportunities to progress in their career path.” Seddon is now recruiting eight apprentices for roles based at the company’s sites throughout the North West across the following specialisms:


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Trainee Construction Technician

Applications open on the 5th March until 27th April and anyone aged 16 and over can apply. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a threestage recruitment process and the chosen apprentices will start their apprenticeship on the 23rd July. CVs can be sent to

March 2018

NatraTex, BituChem’s leading material, has been used to create footpaths, roads and driveways in many residential areas, including a recent development in Cholsey, Oxfordshire. NatraTex, BituChem’s leading material, has been used to create footpaths, roads and driveways in many residential areas, including a recent development in Cholsey, Oxfordshire. The new housing estate, launching this winter, is an exclusive development of two, three and four bedroom houses built by Linden Homes at Meadow View just one mile from Cholsey village. To complement the beautiful surroundings, BituChem’s NatraTex Cotswold was specified for the roads and pedestrian footpaths. NatraTex 10mm Cotswold was applied to create attractive and hard-wearing new roads and pathways around the estate. The material works with the colours of the newly built houses and also provides a smooth durable surface for residents. NatraTex Cotswold is hard-wearing and versatile and offers the same durable, high-performance qualities

as traditional asphalt technology. The material has been designed to withstand the everyday use from pedestrians and light vehicles and is created using a specialist clear synthetic binder and naturallyoccurring, coloured aggregates to offer a fully compact finish. Once applied, NatraTex is virtually maintenance-free and maintains its colour for a long-lasting finish. The smooth surface is also much safer than other alternatives as it is resistant to cracks and potholes preventing any trip hazards. NatraTex is also available in a variety of colours and finishes, including gravel and red, under the NatraTex Colour range. NatraTex is not a resin bound or bonded product, it is an asphalt surface course with similar characteristics to conventional macadam and installed at the same depth and same sub layers (base and binder course). NatraTex Cotswold is manufactured and supplied to surfacing contractors.

This results in a cost-effective and multipurpose surfacing material which is perfect for highways, footpaths, cycleways, playgrounds or domestic use. NatraTex can be used for new construction, overlays or regeneration projects and is very environmentally friendly. It is fast and easy to install, making it a particularly popular choice for housing developments and projects with limited timescales. BituChem has developed a NatraTex heavy duty option for areas that form a part of a main road or see increased vehicle activity and also NatraTex ColdLay, a quick repair product for use in small areas such as bollard replacements or small utility reinstatements.


Further information is available from NatraTex on 01594 826768 or 07584 311266, by emailing: or by visiting the company’s website at

Thursday 13 September 8.30am - 4.30pm South of England Event Centre, nr Haywards Heath, Sussex FREE Conference and Exhibition

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This is where you can really showcase your business Stands are now on sale and going fast. Book now to get the best deals and the best pitches by reserving yours NOW. 91% of senior decision makers attend trade shows to source purchasing information – and if you’re not exhibiting you can’t be part of the purchasing decision (Source: Simmons Market Research) New for 2018 will be the ‘Construc�on Village’ which will enable us to accommodate exhibits of any size both inside and out – offering the ul�mate in flexibility for our exhibitors and demonstrators. It will take this event to a totally new dimension and make it one of the most exci�ng construc�on events in the UK. Exhibi�ng is s�ll one of the most effec�ve forms of marke�ng and an ideal way to: • Meet buyers • Speed up sales process • Get new leads • Showcase your products and services • Network with poten�al buyers, clients and suppliers We target senior decision makers.

Construc�on Expo 2018 will con�nue to have great exhibitor packages, brilliant networking opportuni�es, high quality, sector specific, CPD approved workshops plus the latest news on projects and developments across the UK, keeping you up to date on every aspect of this exci�ng sector. Join us for the construc�on networking breakfast and the “Big Construc�on Dinner” - both of which will offer more networking opportuni�es with some brilliant guest speakers and delicious food. It’s a great opportunity for business leaders to meet, network and collaborate on improving cost efficiency and sustainability. Join us at our new Construc�on Village in a more central loca�on in Sussex with be�er and more flexible facili�es (40 mins from Kent/40 mins from Surrey/40 mins from Brighton) Sponsors and partners

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Construction Update - March 2018  

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