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Architects sought for detailed Mount Pleasant work Opponents preparing to take plans to ‘next level of precision’ Create Streets and the Mount Pleasant Association have invited architects to get in touch if they are interested in working with them on one of central London’s biggest sites. They will be looking for additional practices to work up parts of their dissident masterplan featuring a circus which was designed by Francis Terry. “Anyone who gets excited about this sort

HCA includes BDP on national housing framework The scheme covers a variety of technical services and is worth £100 million to panel members. It will run for four years. As well as architecture, it includes project and cost management, engineering, planning, masterplanning, landscape architecture, ecology, construction design and management and property consultancy.

touch,” said Nicholas Boys Smith, founding director of lobby group Create Streets.

the HCA and other public sector bodies the means to procure technical services quickly and easily through a simple mini “It’s a big, complex site so we’re going to want competition process.” more than one architect working on it. Groups expected to use it include local authorities and NHS Trusts “We’ll be looking for architects who have a and Vogwell said it is being introduced to help them increase the track record of genuinely working with local communities. Lots of people say that but not all of them really mean it. We want people who The panel replaces the HCA’s existing multidisciplinary and are not precious about starting with a blank engineering panels. Vogwell added: “It also supports HCA’s role in sheet of paper.” helping speed the disposal of public sector land for development. Over recent years we have supported use of our panels by over 200 Zaha Hadid, Peter Barber and Pascal Madoc public bodies and we look forward to this increasing.” Jones, director of Madoc Architecture, are among the other architects who all expressed In the summer, the HCA said up to 200 sites could be made interest in the site, with the latter two drawing available for development by March 2016. The government has said up proposals. it wants to get rid of enough land for 100,000 homes by next March. The HCA is responsible for selling a number of former MoD sites Create Streets joined forces with the Mount along with those owned by NHS trusts. Pleasant Association to oppose Royal Mail’s plans for 671 homes at its 3.5ha Mount Pleasant site near King’s Cross. Axa said to be leading team to redevelop stalled project Boris Johnson approved Royal Mail’s scheme, designed by AHMM, Allies & Morrison, Feilden French fund manager Axa is reported to be leading a consortium that Clegg Bradley and Wilkinson Eyre, last month. wants to take over the development of KPF’s stalled Pinnacle tower in the City of London. But the mayor of London left the door open for the opponents, praising Terry’s rival plan as Property press reports say it is fronting a handful of powerful “very beautiful” and encouraging them to keep current owners and fund the 63-storey tower’s construction. working towards a planning application. The Mount Pleasant Association was awarded £150,000 from the mayor’s Community Right to Buy fund for this.

In September BD reported that planners at the City of London were expecting to see a fresh planning application with an entirely new design for the mothballed site.

They are planning two community consultation The incumbent project team – KPF, joint development managers days on November 21 and 22 after which they consultant Aecom – are all still appointed to the scheme, which has will begin talks with possible architectural practices who would be prepared to work up. initially pro bono.


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John Thompson Wins Planning For Ashford Expansion John Thompson & Partners (JTP) has won planning for a controversial 5,750-home urban extension in Kent. The Chilmington Green scheme was said to be the biggest application Ashford council had ever considered.

The masterplan is based on a “warped grid” of interconnected streets that follow the site’s topographical contours and landscape features. Green corridors follow existing watercourses. JTP project partner Clare San Martin said a high street, market square, boulevard and two neighbourhood squares were intended to provide a “memorable sequence of spaces and a clear structure for the residential areas”.

The site was reserved in the council’s 2008 core strategy for a sustainable urban extension of up to 7,000 homes.

“We have really enjoyed our role in this exciting and challenging project,” she said.

The number of houses was scaled back to enable more green space to be included in the plan which will feature

“A collaborative approach with extensive community involvement has been key to developing the masterplan for Chilmington Green and to securing the resolution to grant planning approval.”

schools, employment space and a country park.

Construction growth heads north The construction industry is expected to grow by 23% over the next two years, contributing £12 billion to the UK economy, according to the latest forecast from the Construction Products Association. The CPA’s autumn forecast predicts construction output will grow by 4.8% in 2014 and 5.3% in 2015 - up from the 4.7% and 4.8% it forecast in the summer. The CPA said output would jump by 23% by the end of 2018. Other highlights from the forecast include: Private housing starts expected to grow 18% in 2014 and 10% in 2015 The private commercial sector set to increase 3.7% in 2014 and 6.1% in 2015

Greenwich Market work starts Barr Gazetas has released images of its proposals for the redevelopment of Greenwich Market in south-east London. Work to redevelop the scheme has just begun with the work planned in four phases and eventually completing in 2016. with new storage for the Greenwich Market traders. This will temporarily house part of the market whilst improvements are made to the main market area in Phases 2 and 3 and will eventually house a new pavilion for a food market and occasional events. Barr Gazetas was brought in after Hopkins was dropped from the £25 million project in 2012, despite winning a public inquiry into their proposal for the World Heritage Site in 2011

Roads construction will rise 46.1% by 2018 Energy infrastructure is anticipated to grow 118.2% by 2018 Noble Francis, CPA economics director, said: “Our continues and begins to broaden. “Short-term activity is still led by private housing, infrastructure and commercial, and areas of public sector strength. “We believe the expansion will continue through 2018. “Recovery is not a foregone conclusion however, and several important risks remain, primarily around the strength of the UK and Eurozone economies, the policy outcomes following the 2015 general election and the impact of any supply constraints such as the scarcity of labour and materials.”

Eric Pickles was criticised for approving the scheme on appeal after Greenwich council roundly rejected the original plans back in 2009. At the time Ray Walker, chair of Greenwich council’s planning board, said: “It is regrettable that the new secretary of state… has chosen to overturn the unanimous decision of the council.... Localism is a word which seems to be increasingly deployed but carries very little actual meaning for the government.” The Hopkins scheme, which included a 100-bed hotel and shops, was “totally out of keeping with the history and architecture of Greenwich town centre,” he said. It attracted 1,000 letters of objection. Barr Gazetas’ scheme drops the hotel but will include new retail space behind Durnford Street.



Pickles Hails Increase In Planning Permissions Eric Pickles used his speech at the Tory party conference in Birmingham this week to hail an increase in residential planning applications submitted in the last year. The communities secretary said 230,000 homes received planning permission in the last year, the highest since the crash of 2008. Figures from the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) suggest that applications for 192,000 homes were approved in 2013, meaning Pickles’ According to the HBF the number of new homes gaining planning permission hit a low of 147,000 in 2009. However, the receipt of planning

permission doesn’t guarantee construction will start, with land speculators often gaining permission simply to allow them to resell land. In addition, with the trend for a larger percentage of approvals to come from larger sites, it may be many years before homes are built out. In his speech, Pickles ridiculed the Labour Party’s record of building homes in government, and said: “Rather than set national targets for home ownership and house building, we are getting on with the job of delivering. homes have been built under this government. And more council houses have been built than under

13 wasted years of Labour. His speech followed the controversial launch by prime minister David Cameron of a commitment to build 100,000 “starter homes” which rates and avoid incurring regulatory charges and the need to meet the zero carbon standard. Pickles said: “For future generations who work hard and want to get on, we make a commitment: We will The new policy, called Help to Buy: Starter Homes, has been criticised environmental groups for seeking to avoid meeting common standards

Luxury Housing Markets Creating ‘Dystopian’ Cities A leading academic on global cities has criticised the emergence of super-prime residential markets in cities around the world for helping create “dystopian” urban environments. Saskia Sassen, co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, told the World Architecture Festival in Singapore that the emergence of luxury residential areas populated by a wealthy global elite was damaging many cities, citing London as the“number one example”. Sassen, who said Asian cities including Singapore and Hong Kong were exhibiting a similar trend, said: “It’s the future for many cities and I don’t think it’s a good thing.” She added: “I have two visions for the future of cities, one dystopian and one wonderful. While I am essentially an optimist, many of the current trends are bad.” Sassen criticised the development of many cities as being solely focused on density: “We have a lot of We’re in the business of building homogenous terrain “We have to have a clear idea of what a city is. The cities we are building are not successful.”

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Light the birthday candles and congratulations all round at Stannah M marking its 40th birthday, 20,000th Microlift and 000,000s of dumb customer service and manual handling everywhere. As with most birthdays there will be a party but this time there will be no presents. In fact, in direct opposition to tradition, the birthday boys and girls will be gifting their 20,000th Microlift to a worthy cause. Stannah Microlifts General Manager, Mark Chapman explains: ‘To celebrate this fantastic achievement we really want to donate the 20,000th someone out there is trying to raise funds for a service lift and we can provide it. Finding them may not be so easy!’ will fall in line with Stannah sponsorship guidelines to ensure any donation or sponsorship supports as many people as possible in a community scheme. It might

So where do Microlift service lifts generally make life easier? Well the bulk are food lifts in restaurants, pubs, hotels and bars moving food and drink all day, every day to help loads and deliver excellent service. There are more unusual uses for dumbwaiters such as moving money in casinos, delivering dentures in dentists, bringing books in the library, whizzing widgets in the factory, shifting shoes in retail, lifting loaves at the bakery, protecting pots at the pottery and transferring toddies at a distillery. at race courses, football stadia, schools, universities, airports, railway stations - the list goes on.

activity centre, village hall, care home…the possibilities are endless.

Records show this may well have been Luigi’s Italian Ristorante in Tavistock Street, London in the early 70s - a duplex pair were installed and renewed twenty years later!

Naturally the company is contacting building professionals who have had contact with Stannah before, as well as widening their search in the trade press,

School , St Leonards which, 39 years later, is still used every day and serviced by the London and South East Branch of Stannah in Crayford.

the 20,000th installation.

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royal, some show-biz, some theatrical, some in well-known places. There’s the Royal Mint, the Royal Observatory, the Stock Exchange, the Shard, the set of East Enders (Argee Bargee), the Old Vic, Lambeth Palace, Sunninghill Park, Lords Cricket Ground, Twickenham Ruby Ground and many more. All at sea? Yes, Microlifts certainly are! These indispensable mini-butlers are busy Vessels (Trinidad, Tobago, LÉ Samuel Beckett - Irish Navy), Tattershall Castle (moored on Thames), Waverley Steam Ship, HMS Warrior, Sail Training Ships – Tenacious and Lord Nelson. It’s amazing how useful the Stannah lives and absolutely vital to some people's day to day jobs too. For the chef or the their Microlift is essential to the success of their business. And that’s where Stannah lift servicing provides crucial support. From a UK branch network of eleven service branches, and with more than 360 lift engineers, Stannah provide 365 day maintenance to ensure their Microlifts never let them down.

Naturally over 40 years and 20,000 Microlifts there are hundreds out there and Stannah don’t know where all of them are. Over the next few months they’ll be inviting the people who own or use their dumbwaiters to add them to our ‘map of with their lift too! It’s a Microlift Quest! Lastly, Stannah would like to thank everyone who has made this milestone possible: their customers, their trade partners, their suppliers and last, but certainly not least, everyone from the last 40 years! 20,000 Microlifts and counting…1, 2, 3…



Construction Students Get Up Close And Personal With Encon Students at a construction academy are being helped with materials by Encon Insulation. Students with the largest provider of construction training in the East Midlands are getting a little help with their studies from specialist distributor Encon Insulation. The company has supplied some 80 New College Nottingham’s Academy of Construction, Basford Hall, with workwear and building materials such as plasterboard, bonding bags, industrial pipe sections, and ceiling tiles and grids. The venture was the brainchild of John Collins, operations manager at Encon’s Nottingham branch, just a few miles from Basford Hall. He was looking for a way to get Encon more involved in the local community and immediately thought of the nearby college. He approached them to see if they would be interested in receiving support through free materials and workwear, and needless to say, they were! Basford Hall construction technician Callum Thurman said: “We’re extremely grateful to Encon for this generous donation. It’s a fantastic example of the construction community giving something back to the next generation. It community college and it’s great to know that we have the support of local businesses like Encon.”

contractors. Encon’s John Collins said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help local construction trainees and do our bit to invest in the future of the construction industry. Basford Hall, being the college’s academy of construction, distributor of choice.” As well as plastering and maintenance operations, the specialist workshops there include facilities for bricklaying,



Yeoman Shield Leads the Way in Dementia Friendly Hospital Yeoman Shield were proud to supply Guardian Handrail, incorporating signage, to a pioneering scheme by Bradford Teaching Hospitals to provide a dementia friendly environment in their hospitals. The Horton Ward at ST Luke’s Hospital was transformed using a grant from the Prime Minister’s “Challenge on Dementia Fund” As part of the refurbishment, which involved the use of art, colour and signage to help dementia patients to navigate their way round the hospital, Yeoman Shield were approached by Bradford Teaching Hospital to supply a handrail that would also act as a directional guide. “We have worked with Yeoman Shield many times and when we gave Area Sales Manager, Steve Hawke, the brief for the refurbishment of The Horton Wing, Steve presented us with the Guardian Handrail that has the capacity to carry signage on the face of the rail which would ideal for this project.” Stated Project Manager, Shane Embleton. The Guardian Handrail, installed by Yeoman Shield’s 1 & 2 of The Horton Wing, was supplied in a Dusty Grey colour with contrasting accessories in Mid Grey to highlight the corridor openings to doorways and lifts.

and patients. vulnerable corners of walls to prevent damage which is easily caused by passing people, trolleys and equipment. “Not only did the Guardian Handrail lend itself perfectly to obvious functionality of a hand/protection rail which will help to keep the newly refurbished corridors looking smart well into the future.” Concluded Shane Embleton. For further details on Yeoman Shield products

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Healthcare Estates


Healthcare Estates 7th & 8th October 2014 Manchester Central

Overall attendance to Healthcare Estates increased again and exceeded 3,000 with visitor attendance up by 14% with an attendance of 1,515 compared to 1,350 the previous year. The total attendance of 3,186 includes visitors, delegates, speakers and exhibitor guests to this year’s Exhibition, Conference and Dinner held in Manchester in October. The attendance continues the increases seen since the move to Manchester, with attendees able to network with the 182 exhibitors representing more than 200 suppliers to the Healthcare sector.

The attendance included 461 delegates and speakers to the conference up 15% on the previous year; a record attendance at the IHEEM dinner of 450 who enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Mercure Piccadilly in Manchester. Healthcare Estates also saw over 350 NHS VIP’s representing many of the UK’s leading hospital trusts in the UK attended the event.

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Dart Valley Systems Ltd has been working closely with Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, Capital Engineering Manager; Paul Humphreys to improve infection control measures. An initial trial set was set up at North Devon District Hospital using the AquariTherm™ Manual tap. As the AquariTherm range was designed with healthcare environments in mind, it was a great match. One of the taps main selling point, was the patented isolation feature, which allows the tap to be removed for servicing or exchange without the need to isolate the water or remove any panels. This unique feature reduces any down time during servicing or disinfection, can be removed, replaced or

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Bathrooms & Washrooms


Awash With Light

Use layers of light to create a mood-responsive bathroom that’s both practical and indulgent From brisk morning showers to relaxed evening winddown rituals, the modern bathroom goes through myriad moods and the lighting needs to alter accordingly. Just as in the kitchen and bedroom, this means taking a layered approach to combine ambient, task and accent lighting. For general all-over ambient light, downlights are a popular choice, with those designed for use in the bathroom specially sealed to withstand condensation from bath and showers. you to direct the light to where it is most needed in the room, or to draw attention to a special feature. However, not traditionally associated with bathroom lighting, that are suitable for use in this room. A chandelier or other

Storey, Design Director of John Cullen Lighting, ‘The most from either side.’ There are many bathroom wall lights designed for this purpose to choose from or, for a clean, unfussy look, choose an illuminated mirror, with panels of light integrated into either side. Accent lighting is your chance to be creative, and lift your whole bathroom from a utilitarian space to an indulgent personal sanctuary. Use downlights to highlight architectural features such as alcoves, set LEDs into the for a wonderful soft, low-level light. Lights of this sort make ideal night lights and can come on automatically with the use of a PIR sensor (presence detector), removing the need for unsightly light pulls and ensuring

a decorative element and softening the clinical feel of modern sanitaryware. When it comes to task lighting, the key area is around the mirror. Good lighting here will ensure that activities such as shaving or applying make-up can be done with accuracy and ease. Avoid placing downlights directly above the mirror as light coming down the face will cause shadows and distort features. According to Sally

switch between various moods. Or install a pre-set lighting system to do this for you. If nothing else then is the simplest way of making your bathroom responsive to shifts in mood and purpose throughout the day. Just be sure to check their compatibility if you’re using energy-saving bulbs.

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Into The Flow A walk-in wet room will instil space, luxury and style into any bathroom

While we are clearly a nation of bath lovers, the concept of installing a full-blown, walk-in wet room in our own homes is enough to get us reaching for the shower gel, pronto. A true wet room isn’t just a big shower, it is a fully waterproofed, open-plan room that has been expertly transformed into a single, walk-in space thanks to clever drainage and seamless tiling.‘Around 90 per cent of our customers are now asking for wet areas rather than the traditional shower enclosure,’ says Jade O’Bryan, designer at Ripples. ‘People want showering areas that are as maintenance-free as possible, by eliminating hinges, seals and even doors and replacing them with simple pieces of glass or even a tiled wall to walk behind. Wet rooms open up the bathroom and create a more attractive space.’

how much water ‘splash’ will occur and thus how big a wet area you need if you are not using a glass enclosure former’ can be used, which, once tiled and treated with a sealant (and with a membrane underneath) will ‘form’ the to double-check if your drain is big enough so that it go with a true wet room, you can always emulate the look with a low-level, slimline tray and a sheer pane of frameless glass. This way you can get a minimalist, wet room-style, set-up but without all the extra installation costs of a true wet room - and the added security of a tray and screen to boot.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Floors, Doors & Windows


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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Software & Systems


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PUTTING BIM TO WORK Building Information Modelling (BIM) has fast become an essential in today’s construction industry. The challenge faced by management teams now is to integrate the vast amount of data available in the most useful, accessible making.

“BIMReview is proving to be an invaluable tool because it brings together

Low cost, immediate returns One of the most appealing things about BIMReview is its low cost of ownership. It enables savings in materials, time and money because all of the information about a construction project is in one place. Because the application can be downloaded and installed within a couple of hours, the

Back in the 1980s, AceCad Software employed expertise gained in the oil and gas sectors to that users don’t need onsite training, however, extensive support is available develop 3D modelling systems for steel fabrication. as well as online tutorial videos. The company has now put its sector expertise to use in BIMReview, a software tool that provides an integrated project hub bringing together data from multiple sources across a complete project lifecycle. “BIMReview enables you to view all your 3D models simultaneously,” explains AceCad’s Technical Director Simon Inman. “By importing IFC, STEP, IGES, and CIS/2 models, along with API links, it brings together intelligence from all the major BIM authoring products.”

Better decision making through enhanced information. Immediate availability of essential data. BIMReview is designed to facilitate collaboration across the project. Architects, owners, consultants, contractors, fabricators and engineers can work on a single process through the same model with a level of accuracy not previously possible. When changes are needed, everyone involved has access to all the models and has the information necessary to make the most valuable input.

BIMReview evolution delivers a range of practical BIM model content across multiple teams. Enhanced decision support through improved collaboration. Improve planning with 4D timelines for engineering, procurement, suppliers and construction teams. it has the capability to shrink schedules and reduce the risk of overruns.

the supply chain and across dispersed teams, BIMReview enables more understand and resolve issues. It’s easy to use. You can download a free trial of BIMReview or request a free com/en/bimreview Contact:

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OKI sets the new ‘gold standard’ in A3+ colour printing technology, with outstanding print quality and superior media flexibility for the Graphic Arts, Design and Construction Industries. OKI has taken digital colour printing to a new level with the introduction of the OKI C931 which delivers print and graphics excellence, and further establishing OKI as a leader in digital LED innovation.

delivers consistent high quality colour, crisp detailed lines even down to 1pt font with no compromise on speed and performance. making it the product of choice for graphic applications as it provides unprecedented levels of quality and performance," says Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems (UK) Ltd.

Better all-round technology, the C931 can handle media of up to 360gsm, sizes from A6 to SRA3, banner lengths of up to 1.3m, transparent and tear proof media and you have the most versatile printer in its price range. For further information on the C931 visit: or call 01784 274300


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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Roofing & Cladding


Protecting Value Of Refurbishments One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of single ply membranes has an innovative solution to enable

Protan is unique in its package, that encompasses material compatible with many 20+ years-old existing roofs, plus a prefabricated system, available across its range of Protan SE membranes, all backed up by a comprehensive support service. By choosing to have the membrane pre-welded in the factory, on-site fabrication materials and labour are cut by up to 70% and reliance on the quality of system is cost-competitive with standard overlap systems, even before welding material and labour costs are factored in. Coupled with Protan’s unique Proplan roof planning facility and roof survey service, contractors can be to their needs. “With many refurbishment programmes being under tight time constraints, using Protan enables option for them,” elaborates Protan UK managing director Fraser Maitland. “Our software exactly plots even compare one technique against another. Our surveys will identify any potential issues to address. performance, and bond with existing material. “The customer will have a roof that can be completed within tight time frames, that is not weather-dependant for installation, and that will perform even in the most extreme climatic conditions, for a generation.” Protan SE, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather Regulations. Protan’s prefabricated system comprises SE membrane, factory-welded to order, with Protan’s in-house Proplan detailings to further simplify the process.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Roofing & Cladding


Modular Buildings and Retail Pods As part of the Waco International Group, Premier Interlink

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Roofing & Cladding


CREST GIRLS ACADEMY IS TOP OF THE CLASS WITH NVELOPE NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist, has provided

Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors

UK Guide to Good Practice

F• T• M• R• C

in Fully Supported Metal Roofing and Cladding 2nd Edition

AVAILABLE NOW! Tabbed easy to read sections

Tables and charts

Over 100 illustrations!

The 2nd Edition of the FTMRC UK Guide to Good Practice in Fully Supported Metal Roofing and Cladding is now available in laminated hardback and soft cover versions and in digital format. Containing 96 pages of technical information, more than 100 illustrations, plus tables, charts and full colour photographs. This essential guide for designers and installers is set out in tabbed, easy to read sections covering the general detailing requirements for

aluminium, copper, galvanised and stainless steel and zinc roofing and cladding. Its laminated design format provides a durable publication for use on site, in the office or workshop. Printed versions can be purchased directly from the FTMRC using the contact details below. A digital version suitable for laptops, tablets and mobile phones is available online at;

To purchase copies of the guide please use the contact details below; Hard cover version @ £45.00 + £5.00 postage and packaging Soft cover version @ £40.00 + £5.00 postage and packaging Digital version @ £35.00 – via download access from The Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors Centurion House, 36 London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1AB Tel: 01342 301627 Fax: 01342 303200 Email:

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Shackerley And Benchmark Join Forces For Avon And Somerset Police Shackerley, the UK’s leading manufacturer of ceramic granite ventilated cladding systems, has supplied BENCHMARK with over 5000m2 of gleaming white ceramic granite façade panels for three striking new build facilities developed for Avon & Somerset Police in Bridgwater, Keynsham and Patchway, South Gloucestershire. The large format panels with their highly

installation onto the BENCHMARK Karrier Engineered Façade System.

Roofing & Cladding - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

41 Whilst the BENCHMARK Karrier Engineered Construction, the polished white ceramic architects at Ryder, who, from past experience of working with Shackerley’s Sureclad®

“We’ve used Shackerley’s ceramic granite cladding with great success on many recent projects,” explained Associate Jonathan material could help us to achieve the high quality, timeless appearance we were seeking

are framed in white ceramic granite which actively responds to varying intensities and qualities of natural light, whilst contrasting strongly with the colour of the plinth walling crisp and sharp junctions at corners and projections, providing an elegance and quality The police centres are now fully operational and are the latest additions to a long list of prestigious projects featuring a Sureclad® ceramic granite façade coupled with the BENCHMARK Karrier Engineered Façade

insulated engineered cladding solution, thanks to a long term strategic alliance forged

For further information on Shackerley’s ceramic granite cladding, Sureclad® systems and links with BENCHMARK, please speak to the technical team at Shackerley on: 0800 783 0391




Berry Barriers Helps Cure Parking Capacity at Derriford Hospital Like many hospitals, Derriford in Plymouth has to match with limited parking availability. The new 627 space multi-storey car park on the North West Quadrant will go a long way towards easing the situation for the daily 8000 footfall to the hospital. Part of a 6.6 hectare site being developed by Wharfside Regeneration for Plymouth Hospitals Trust, the new car park was designed by international architects S333 and built by Sir Robert McAlpine Limited. The eco-friendly design features green walls with climbing plants on the two lowest levels, steel lattice work on the next two and timber latticework on levels 5 and 6. Advice was sought from barrier specialists Berry Systems who recommended their RB1X spring steel and minimise damage to the barrier, the vehicle and the car park deck on which the barrier is mounted. After an impact the barrier returns to its original position to provide on-going protection. Berry Beam rails were used Armco W section. A pedestrian handrail was mounted above the barrier on post extensions at 1100mm high and the space in falling through, or even climbing over the barrier onto the exterior latticework. By specifying 750 mm post centres, of the barrier was restricted to ensure that the exterior

meets the “twice force� level of protection required by BS EN 1991 -1-1 2002 Annex B, the European Standard that has superseded BS 6399 Part 1 1996. This higher level of protection is needed opposite down ramps and at aisle ends where car speeds could be greater. far beyond the spring steel safety barriers for which they are well known and now encompasses the whole including cladding, curtain walling, perimeter barriers and pedestrian protection. By involving a car park specialist perimeter solution. Berry Systems are based in Bilston, near Wolverhampton and have been the leading producer of car park safety in the 1970s. Since then the product range has grown to cover a wide array of industrial and commercial situations. More recently they have added car park cladding and TopDeck modular car parks to their product experience. Berry Systems installed the barriers at Derriford during May and June 2014 and the car park is now open. For further information on the full range of safety barriers from Berry Systems, please call 01902 491100, email or visit



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Unleash Your Design Creativity With Promat速-Systemglas In recent years, glass has become more widely used as a feature inside buildings, as it allows greater design freedom and maximises the available light. Architects are increasingly asking for a glazing solution

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Aico Firecap Reinstates Fire Barrier At Revolutionary New Northumbria Hospital Thousands of Firecap Socket/Switch Inserts from Aico are being installed in to the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in for wall sockets have been cut. The revolutionary new hospital is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s £200million investment to improve healthcare for people in Northumberland and North Tyneside. Northumbria

hours integrity and insulation.

in the country dedicated to emergency care with A&E barrier to both impact and airborne sounds. install and don’t require the use of adhesives. They the latest in healthcare design and safety measures to Inserts are being installed throughout the hospital to

installed in the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency

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Farrells shows off HS2 Crewe vision Farrells has unveiled its design for a key new HS2 Superhub station at Crewe.

Greenwich Market work starts

Barr Gazetas was brought in after Hopkins was dropped

yesterday, Higgins also gave further details about the

Urban Design & Landscaping - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE


JML now stock a full range of Gas & Electric Meter Repair Boxes and lids. All boxes and lids are made from 2mm aluminium and come complete with two quarter turn budget locks and full length 316 stainless steel piano hinge.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Urban Design & Landscaping


Zigma® Ground Solutions introduce Zigma® Ground Solutions is once again pushing the boundaries of product innovation with their


compared to alternative mats of comparable performance – a great way for businesses to as well as helping to support their sustainability objectives and reduce their carbon foot print.

Zigma® is recognised globally as a leading designer and manufacturer of temporary access and ground protection products with a philosophy

With a load bearing of over 100 tonnes/m2 of choice for many global market sectors.

optimum safety, performance and value, coupled with total commitment to sustainability and the environment. Lighter in weight at just 180kg per mat and with a surface area measuring 2.5 LiteTM ensures that more mats, and therefore more roadway surface, can be loaded per lorry

construction and features the unique chevron traction® surface to improve the grip and forward movement of heavy vehicles and plant, which also reduces side way slippage, even in the most challenging weather or ground conditions.

Urban Design & Landscaping - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE ‘We thrive on pushing the boundaries of product innovation and continually question the status quo,’ remarked Zigma®’s founder & Managing Director Iain Brown. ‘Our philosophy is to listen carefully to the needs of our clients, monitor the demands of the market and develop products that feature new design, new techniques, new materials and new construction. Put simply, Zigma® leads and others follow!’

by Zigma. Market leading EuroMat® provides a heavy duty performance but with a load bearing of up to 80 tonnes/m2. Easily installed for easy of handling and a wide selection of connectors to suit a variety of applications. Alternatively Economat has been developed for jobs where our customers want a low cost, easy to deploy and reusable temporary access solution. A position usually taken by plywood however, risk of slippage and falls, injury from splinters, the increasing costs of plywood, short lifespan and the increasing environmental costs of disposal, make reusable Economat a safer and more economical alternative. RubbaMat delivers a variation on the theme of heavy duty to ground conditions whilst delivering ground protection to delicate surfaces making it ideal for use around construction sites and for use internally during maintenance work where heavy plant is to be used.

For more details on the Zigma range visit or call 0845 643 5388






Timber Expo

Reports Record Visitors Numbers Organisers of Timber Expo today announced the 2014 exhibition was the most successful in the event’s four year history - with over 6,000 visitors attending the show. Event Director, Loretta Sales said: “Timber Expo has grown year on year and this represents a 30% increase on the 2013 visitor numbers! There was a real buzz around the event which is

with the organisations you want to time wasting and is well worth the visit.” David Kemp, Sustainability Manager for Social Housing, Procure Plus. On behalf of TRADA, organisers of the seminar programme, Rupert Scott said: the built environment. The format went down well with visitors and all chairmen

China, Ghana, Russia, Kuwait, India, Malaysia, Canada and New Zealand. Exhibitors came from over 30 countries to showcase innovations from across the globe.” Loretta added: “This is not purely a numbers game however, and attracting the right sort of visitors is crucial, so we are delighted to report an increase

A sessions because of the great content their subject well.“ Judged by a panel of independent experts, media and industry partners - each year the Timber Expo Awards winners are:

contractors - many with live projects.”

Eco Curves by Jagram – Award for

The Structural Timber Association (STA)

Cellecta – Award for Best Shell

Timber Expo as the launch platform for their new Structural Timber magazine. With an objective to engage and inform, the magazine features in-depth case studies, introductions to structural timber solutions and articles on, for example, ‘Closing the Performance Gap.’

SIG RoofSpace – Best Custom Built Stand at the Show:

Another feature of the event hailed a great success was the Timber Buyers &

The real test of an event’s success is Timber Expo have reported that nearly 60% of exhibitors signed contracts at the show for the 2015 event, when it 07 October.

attendees is testament to this: “It’s a great event. A lot to get out at a personal level and the Buyers &

B & K Structures, the UK partner of the X-LAM Alliance said:

time. It’s very structured, well organised, I would highly recommend it.” Atit Kumar, Architecture Business Owner, Tesco Stores Ltd.

excellent opportunity to meet with both existing and future client audiences in

An excellent forum to explore ideas, innovations and an excellent event to promote a growing industry.’ Elspeth

for innovation and project involvement

“A very user friendly experience – the time at the show, allowing me to get Manager, ASDA.

This year we have met with several Architects, Engineers and Developers and discussed projects in the pipeline, large developments and live projects that are awaiting design input – for us it is an absolute vital constituent of the recommend participation, wherever you sit within the supply chain.”

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Timber & Timber Frame


Modified And Engineered Timber Provides The Answer Increasingly, the joinery and construction sectors are looking to specify products which are not only dimensionally stable and durable but also legal and sustainable attractive solution.

Accoya速 One of the most advanced wood products on the

Guaranteed for 50 years in exterior use and 25 years


The JJI-Joist You can count on it to reduce your carbon impact.

JJI-Joists are the UK’s market-leading I-Joist and the brand most specified by architects. Since 1999 over 45 million linear metres of JJI-Joists have been supplied to the UK construction industry, where they are the only UK manufactured I-Joist with FSC Certification. Now, thanks to James Jones’ independently validated carbon reporting model, they are the only I-Joist that can be supplied with a carbon negative impact figure to PAS:2050 standards.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Timber & Timber Frame



Sioo Wood Protection AB based in Gothenburg have produced a significant breakthrough in wood protection technology which solves the traditional problems of caring for wood.

challenge and it is a bold claim to be the and products. Despite the wide choice, the customer very short life protection with inadequate resistance to algae and vermin attack, discolouring and splintering of the timber surface and poor protection of people, pets and the environment. Sioo are leaders because we have approached old oil based solutions with their harmful biocides and drawn on nature to provide a wood of all types. The result is a solution that gives long life, a beautiful natural surface and is completely friendly to people and the environment. Sioo’s natural ingredients centred around the mineral silicon combine to quickly protect wood of all species, enhancing both appearance and performance. Sioo has been specified in Scandinavia by world leading

architects and end users for a decade because of its unique combination of advantages, particularly its sustainability and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Now being specified and used in the UK by architects, constructors and end users, particularly for cladding and decking applications, the strength of the Sioo product in giving: long life protection against the formation of algae, fungus, spore and rot, discolouring and splintering of the timber surface and poor ultimate protection of people, animals and the environment, is being seen and sought after. Sioo treated timber is beautiful to look at and it gets brighter, not darker, with age. Sioo’s versatility allows for factory finishing or onsite application, protecting new wood or rejuvenating damaged wood back to health. Over the life cycle Sioo Wood Protection is a highly economical investment and lower cost than conventional treatments. You will find more information at Sioo Wood Protection AB Tel: +44 (0)7788 542 859 E:

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For Sioo Wood Protection Sioo – Leaders in Wood Protection

Sioo gives wood beauty and durability with minimum effort Sioo Wood Protection AB are based in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are the developers of a break through wood protection process using silicon technology providing a unique combination of benefits for the care of timber. The Sioo products are in wide spread use across Scandinavia for all types of timber. The Sioo treatment is totally environmentally friendly and provides a beautiful smooth natural finish, strengthens the surface fibres, kills and prevents algae formation and insect attack, retards water and provides long life. The Sioo products are being specified by architects and customers across the UK.

Sioo Wood Protection AB Tel: +44 (0)1325 350453 E:




Introducing the Lloyds Buffalo Turbine Monsoon

Harmful dust from demolition sites can create potential health hazards for workers and the surrounding neighbourhood. Dust can originate from roadways, material handling, building demolition, concrete crushing, asbestos abatement and on-site recycling to name just a few sources. With air quality a primary health and environmental concern, many government agencies and local authorities enforce clean air regulations.

controlling and suppressing dust, odour and smoke

Atomizing Nozzle resulting in a powerful, cost is one of the best methods for controlling and suppressing dust. By creating a wall of micron size atomized water droplets, fugitive airborne dust and smoke particles instantly bond to it, then become heavier and drop to the ground. any dust, eliminate residual pollutants, leaving a clean, breathable atmosphere. lower health risk and help maintain environmental compliance at your work site.

Features include: Heavy duty construction. Lightweight and compact. petrol, diesel, PTO and hydraulic. for dust, smoke and odour control. mist water volumes from less than one gallon (5 Litres) per minute up to 25 gallons (125 Litres) per minute.

revolutionised the debris blower industry.� said

hydraulic models can be used as a debris blower for job site clean-up.

Turbine Blowers still hold fast today with superior manufacturing standards and an on-going commitment to quality and service.�

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ProShield™ Provides the Solution When Burgin Conservatories & Orangeries faced a problematic conservatory installation after the wettest winter on record - Rapierstar Protect ProShield™ came to the rescue. The gable end PVCu framed conservatory was constructed in the garden of a three story town is part of a terrace and is constructed of concrete block type masonry, which on testing along with the mortar joints, demonstrated high water absorption characteristics. The conservatory was built with cavity tray and vertical DPCs as you would expect in such an exposed area but the property still became susceptible to moisture patches within the conservatory. After checks to ensure no water was penetrating because of building faults, it emerged that penetrating rain was tracking outward to the plastered wall area inside the new conservatory. ProShield™ XT Cream was applied to the full extent of the rear wall area, around and above the conservatory. Unlike water repellent surface coatings or physical building additions, ProShield™ treatments penetrate deeply, combining at the molecular level with the structure. This creates a strong bond and when cured is invisible to the naked eye, retaining the look of the original brick.

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of the wall structure. By bonding at a deep molecular level, ProShield™ provides maximum resistance to UV attack. High resistance to alkalis degradation also means that you can have a water repellent building surface lasting 20-30 years between repeat applications. For more information: or tel: 01260 223311


ProShield actively impregnates and bonds to mineral surfaces such as brick, stone and concrete. By creating a strong but invisible protective surface, water is repelled, protecting against rain penetration, dirt, algae, pollution, oil and other surface contaminates with a ‘lotus effect’ self cleaning action. ProShield masonry protection treatment Before After not only protects, but Treatment Treatment actively maintains original colour and look of building structures whilst allowing masonry to breathe naturally. ProShield Increases thermal efficiency of structures giving energy saving benefits in dwelling space heating.

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