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News October 2015

Solar panel and wall insulation contractor Mark Group has gone into administration with the loss of more than 900 jobs.

Chinese submit 67-floor Canary Wharf resi tower


Big contractors refuse to pay two training levies

October 2015 News MX EXTENDS PRODUCT RANGE STILL FURTHER! MX Group’s impressive range of shower and bathroom products has grown following the addition of a number of new products and a move into brand new product areas for the company targeting new build and refurbishment projects. Already the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK, it manufactures product types, meaning that it can cater customer. In recent months, MX has launched an impressive new range of thermostatic combination of incredible quality, great looking product, excellent warranties of the quality of their new Thermostatic range of valves. All materials used in these products are WRAS approved and Phthalate free where applicable. MX options to this range, making them a major force in the thermostatic shower marketplace. MX has been at the forefront of the shower accessory sector for many years, producing carefully engineered accessories that are used by most of the UK electric shower manufacturers. MX produces high quality accessories ensuring that its products meet all health and safety requirements and wherever possible uses WRAS approved materials. There’s an impressive additional range of hand sets and cables.

the Electric Shower marketplace. Its QI – Quick installation – range of electric showers which sets new standards for simple installation has grown with the addition of a number of exciting new models. Featuring eight entry points for water and electric – these showers

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News October 2015

10 bright ideas for safer sites get £1m backing A device to prevent back injuries and a new detector of ideas to win backing from Berkeley Group’s innovation fund. After more than 50 initial submissions, over £1m has They will go from drawing board to building site within months, many tested on Berkeley sites. thinking and approaches to improving safety and well being throughout the industry.

Galliford Try wins £30m Durham £150m Luton shopping centre hospital deal revamp OK’d Galliford Try has been appointed as preferred supply chain partner to support the £150m site-wide redevelopment of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Work will start immediately to deliver enable delivery of the main works.

Durham County Council has granted planning for a £30m redevelopment of The Gates shopping centre. Fund manager owner Clearbell Capital hopes to get work started on its scheme early in the New Year and the new centre will open in two stages in 2018. A contractor has still to be appointed to the project, which will include a cinema and a new riverside promenade of restaurants, 250-bed student accommodation and the refurbishment over 20 shops.

Green light for £12m Hull Princes Quay bridge Work is due to begin early next year on the Princes Quay bridge in Hull after planning permission was granted by Hull City Council yesterday. Highways England has announced that the bridge, which will link the marina with the southern end of Princes Dock, is


The £11.5m bridge is being part-funded by Highways England, with a £4m contribution awarded to Hull City Council by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

October 2015 News

Bomb disposal experts called to new Forth bridge site

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News October 2015

SketchUp 2015 BIM Interoperability SketchUp 2015 is the latest edition of the 3D modelling platform from Trimble Buildings Group. Designed for architects, engineers, design and construction professions and with more than 30 million unique activations in the past year, SketchUp is the most widely used 3D modelling software in the world today. The latest launch features a new 3D Warehouse and some interesting integrations with BIM (Building Information Modelling). Elmtec is the UK distribution partner in the UK and advice, support, and provide you with the latest updates. SketchUp Pro is a powerful tool for exploring and presenting your ideas in 3D. SketchUp is intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, professionals can make informed decisions, communicate


project details and share ideas with colleagues and customers. People from many disciplines use SketchUp to help them imagine their world in 3D, these include; Architecture and Design, Construction, Engineering, Digital Entertainment, and Education. SketchUP Pro’s interoperability with other commonly used CAD/3D tools and data has been improved In incorporating three new features to export and classify models, the program is making key steps into the world of integrating design. and rigid processes, and we believe they don’t need to be,” said John Bacus, director of SketchUp product management at Trimble. “With the new release, we are enabling users to participate more

information modelling process. We’ve added simple tools for adding structured others on their project teams, regardless of the tools being used.” SketchUp Pro licensing is now friendlier than ever before. Every SketchUp 2015 download starts with a 30 day trial of Pro features. Even better, 2015 Pro licenses can be used on a Mac or PC. Are you visiting Clerkenwell Design Week? We are running sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9am, 11am and 2pm with tips and tricks on using SketchUp. Register here For more information please contact Elmtec on 01844 263750, email or visit

What is SketchUp? SketchUp Pro is like a pencil with superpowers. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. More advanced? Start modelling from CAD and terrain data, photographs or even hand sketches.

New to SketchUp 2015 New tools


SketchUp Pro licensing is now friendlier than ever before. Every SketchUp 2015 download starts with a 30-day trial of Pro features. Even better, 2015 Pro licenses can be used on a Mac or a PC.

Contact Elmtec, Sketchup’s distribution Partner in the UK


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Case Study October 2015



uring the winter months many housing refurbishment projects are likely to e adverse weather conditions cause uncontrollable setbacks on site. This is a p

and delamination can occur if external renders are exposed to rainfall and / the application process.

For the application of external render to be deemed successful, it has to be installed in the right atmospheric conditio

At the forefront of the UK’s EWI market, Wetherby Building Systems have come up with an ideal solution to these prob their latest EWI system incorporating a mineral based external render. Unlike anything currently available in the UK, W revolutionise the EWI industry during the winter months. EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS relies on a chemical reaction during the curing process, unlike traditional renders, such as silicone, which set by air drying. The render also cures independently of humidity, so is less helping to reduce delays on-site and ensuring projects meet ever-stricter deadlines.

Available in seven popular colours, Wetherby has ensured that the product will complement almost any design scheme for either new build or refurbishment projects and with no source of lime present in the guidelines are closely followed. reducing project delays for contractors and installers, as Dean Miller, Regional Director at Hamilton (Building Contractors) Ltd, explains: “We applied Wetherby’s EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS before a very heavy rain downpour and it did not experience one bit of rain damage and after about two hours of application the rain was running down the surface.

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The ABS T-Bespoke is a high gloss black finish with a backlit silicone keypad. The backlight colour can be changed on site and remotely to 7 different colours! It looks contemporary and is extremely low profile and durable. This system is available with 1 call button and a keypad for coded access with 400 codes. The surface back box is matt black and the system connects to a Hub via a single CAT5. The platform can either be GSM or Landline, whichever suits you best! This product benefits from all of the standard features – well we call them standard! This includes forward dialling up to 8 numbers, a battery backed time clock, 9 timed profiles allowing calls to be sent elsewhere at a certain time and date, automatic daylight saving (BST/GMT) and automatic dimming of the keypad. You can even receive a text from the Telguard to inform you that a door has been opened or somebody has activated a passive device at night! (GSM Only) This product will certainly set you apart from the rest of the houses in the your area! And as ever you benefit from proven Telguard reliability and quality associated with British engineering.

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October 2015

The free-to-attend 2 day Exhibition, Conference & Networking Reception for the UK Architecture & Building Design Industry Dear Industry Colleagues

3. The Drinks Reception / Networking Evening

Whether you wish to exhibit with us to sell your products and services or establish new business contacts and relationships, visit to meet potential suppliers or partners, or attend the conference to discuss and debate the hot topics in UK Architecture

Free–to–attend, complimentary 2 hour champagne

everyone involved in the industry. 1. The Exhibition sales and business development opportunities whilst An anticipated 1,500 Architecture & Building Design Industry professionals from all the following sectors will include …


2. The Conference The 2 day, uniquely free-to-attend conference will become the leading annual forum for the UK Architecture & Building Design Industry. It will bring organisations and people, including winners of the current and future planning, architecture and building design projects.


December 5.00pm - 7.00pm, with hundreds of industry colleagues. ArchitEx 2015 is your opportunity to join the UK’s leading Architecture & Building Design event. The ArchitEx 2015 Team

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ArchitEx 2015 Conference Programme Tuesday 1st December

ArchitEx 2015 Conference Programme – Wednesday 2nd December

11.00 Doors Open

11.00 Doors Open

11.30 – 1.00 Conference Chair – Max Steinberg CBE – Chief Executive Liverpool Vision Welcome to ArchitEx 2015 and welcome to Liverpool - World Class City for Business

11.30 – 1.00 Conference Chair – Richard Blyth – Head of Policy, Practice and Research The Royal Town Planning Institute How to plan for growth across city and county regions

David Hughes – Head of Planning Liverpool City Council Planning, designing and building Liverpool’s future

Julia Thrift – Head of Projects and Events Town & Country Planning Association Planning4People – putting people back at the heart of the planning system

Mick Goode – Chair RIBA North West – Royal Institute of British Architects Designing the Northern Powerhouse David Waterhouse – Head of Strategic Development Design Council A better world by design Professor Bob Sheil – Director The Bartlett School of Architecture Provocative ideas and boundary-pushing research Lunch Break 1 Hour 2.00 – 3.15 Gavin Elliott – Director, Architecture – Head of Manchester Studio BDP – Building Design Partnership Creating outstanding places for people Tony O'Brien – Partner Sheppard Robson Breaking boundaries – design in the age of partnership Chris Boyce – Design Director Capita | ESA Architects Deliverable design excellence in big practice Neil Baxter – Secretary and Treasurer The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Festival of Architecture 2016, Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

3.45 – 5.00 Conference Chair – Chris Blythe – Chief Executive Chartered Institute of Building Leadership and Innovation go hand in hand Derek Cox – Accredited Facilitator & RIBA Client Advisor Construction Industry Council – Design Quality Indicator Mike Quinton – Chief Executive National House Building Council Raising the standards of new homes Christine Leigh – Regional Chairman Chartered Association of Building Engineers Building a sustainable future on the sound foundations of the past 5.00 – 7.00 Networking Evening & Champagne Drinks Reception

Stephen Hodder – Chairman Hodder + Partners Design excellence, producing thoughtful and sensitive solutions Tom Bloxham MBE – Chairman and Co-Founder Urban Splash Leading transformers of the dreary to the desirable Lunch Break 1 Hour 2.00 – 3.20 Alan Muse – Global Built Environment Group Standards Director Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Collaboration between professional institutions: education, technology and globalisation Gary Mees PCIAT – President Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Facilitating the development and integration of technology into architecture James Chambers – General Manager Bluebeam Software, Inc. Innovations in Digital Communication – How Technology is Changing Processes Matthew Quinn – Director Pipers Group Using interactive design and modelmaking to present property and architecture

3.50 – 4.50 Deborah Aydon – Executive Director The Everyman Theatre Creating an Everyman for Everyone – winner 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture David Hughes – Chief Executive Pozzoni Architecture Investing in the future of architecture Adam Hall – Managing Director Falconer Chester Hall Relishing the opportunity to express uniqueness in good urban design

October 2015

NEW RANGE OF FLOORING LANDS AT LATHAMS James Latham has further enhanced its portfolio of premium quality,

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October 2015 Floors

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October 2015

Yeoman Shield Launch New Handrail Products Already the manufacturer, supplier and installer of a comprehensive range of wall & door protection products, Yeoman Shield have expanded their range of Guardian Handrails. Incorporating the original and improved Guardian Handrail this new group of rails will also include the Guardian 50mm dia. Handrail, available in either a PVCu, Stainless Steel or Timber option and the Guardian Twin Handrail which has both an upper support rail coupled to a lower protection rail in one complete system. “We are aware that our standard wall and door protection packages very often go hand in hand with the requirement of a handrail system.” “We want to be able to simplify things for our clients when specifying and procuring this group of materials and be in a It was for this reason that we have developed the New Guardian Handrails to complement our core market of wall and door protection products.” Commented Yeoman Shield’s Sales Director, Stuart Russell. Suitable for Healthcare, Education, Leisure and Industrial environments Guardian Handrails will be available from November.


October 2015 News

Granite Transformations Franchise Conference Previews Brand Transformation Granite Transformations, the home improvements brand owned by the international Trend Group, held its most important and best-attended UK franchise conference ever, last month. Franchise owners and their partners from around the national network, prospect franchisees, Tunbridge Wells and senior corporate executives from Florida, including Trend CEO Andrea Di Giuseppe, all took out time for the conference, held at Sarah Beeny’s The event provided the launch pad for the UK element of a major global rebranding programme, which will see the small yet ‘Granite Transformations’ to ‘Trend a year-long pilot project, then a subsequent national rollout. The vision for the new brand, with its wider product portfolio, while senior directors from top rebranding agency, FutureBrand, outlined the practicalities. Guest speakers included Daily Telegraph business columnist, John Timpson CBE, and top interior designer and television presenter, Julia Kendell, who provided market insights from an independent perspective. TV and newspaper property guru Sarah Beeny hosted the event, chatting with guests and posing for pictures.

Among the highlights of the event were the annual presentations to the top network performers, with the coveted Franchisee Of The Year title going to Ipswich business owners Steve Leech and Darren Cribb, following an extended period of double-digit revenue growth. They, together with GT Cambridge franchisees GT Cheltenham/Bristol owner Matthew Bird, received recognition for conspicuous monthly sales achievement, with special President’s Awards. Early UK franchise adopters Gavin and Sally Whittaker of GT Tunbridge Wells, again took the prize for highest annual revenue. glass mosaic and agglomerate hard

North American operations, and organised by his colleague Sam Gent, newly appointed European Brand Manager, the 2-day function restored hall, where Trend and products and craftsmanship are much in evidence. The venue was also notable for an absence of contributed directly to a more convivial atmosphere and relaxed networking amongst colleagues, away from the day-to-day pressures

GT Swansea were presented with the Cactus Award for Trend product sales, which included a major Presaging yet another tranche of additional franchise recruits, Jason and Kelly Ball of GT Banbury gained the New Start-Up Award, months. Meanwhile, recognising his franchise’s success in bathroom installations, Matthew Bird was also invited to talk to fellow franchisees about the additional revenue opportunities presented by interior

projects of this kind. Thanks to live music, a close-up magician, top band The Ambition, informal photo sessions and a ‘country chic’ fashion element to the gala dinner, there were lighthearted moments throughout the conference, adding to a most enjoyable occasion. Food and refreshments at the event were provided by two leading outside caterers, Dine of Leeds and Kerbedge, with culinary highlights like a ‘silver service’ DIY breakfast and an al fresco barbecue in the occasion was used to preview the franchisor’s latest spoof musical song ‘When I Was A Youngster’ and featuring GT personnel in fancy dress, illustrating their childhood dreams and ambitions. Both videos can be viewed at The conference was sponsored by sink supplier Blanco Germany, and digital marketing specialist Motionlab, with support from BA Components, SpaceandPeople, the BFA, KeraKoll, PVL vehicle wrappers and other suppliers, all of whom were allocated display space within the hall and given a chance to talk with those attending.


October 2015


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RENOLIT ALKORPLAN - leading the way in world-class waterproof roofing membrane technology. The ALKORPLAN portfolio from RENOLIT offers an extensive range of versatile, synthetic, thermoplastic roofing membranes. An ideal alternative to traditional roofing systems, the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN range is suitable for all building types - whether you’re undertaking a new build, adding an extension or simply refurbishing. A hugely versatile solution RENOLIT ALKORPLAN may be installed over an existing failed roofing system providing a reliable lightweight solution. In addition due to its vapour permeability, any water ingress in the old roofing system will diffuse through the new membrane allowing the system to dry over time. The membrane also compliments any existing or subsequent work you may do and offers a smart finished appearance designed to work in tandem with all UPVC accessories. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN as a warm roof system provides thermal performance compliant with the latest building regulations

and its versatility of installation allows it to work across a variety of applications, no matter how challenging or architecturally interesting the roof structure or its pitch (including vertical) may be. Its flexibility allows the membrane to install to all angles and waterproof around any protrusions. Eye-catching design Unlike most roofing products, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN is available in a range of eye-catching colours including stylish greys, traditional coppers, earthy terracotta and shimmering metallic. RENOLIT ALKORDESIGN profiles enhance the visual of the roof to provide the impression of standing seam. Green credentials There is also the option to install RENOLIT’s ALKOBRIGHT high reflectance membrane; a brilliant white product which offers a reduction in thermal gain and improves the efficiency of photo voltaics. With the addition of RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR, this simple carrier system may be fitted for solar elements without the need for additional ballast or perforation of the roof membrane. RENOLIT ALKORGREEN is also available to provide a full green roof system. Easy installation and maintenance Due to the efficiency and reliability of synthetic waterproofing, only one membrane layer is needed, which cuts down on installation time and weight. There is no reliance on naked flame for installation and RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing membranes are either fastened mechanically, adhesively bonded, or loose


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Case Study October 2015

Rodeca helps set a templat Cladding panels from Rodeca form the front façade of a new sixth form centre. Transparent rainscreen cladding from Rodeca has been used on an “innovative, sustainable and economical” template for new school buildings.

current guidelines.

architects Urban Projects Bureau for the front elevation of a £1.1million new

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an innovative, sustainable and economi new school buildings, achieving maximu means.”

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te for new school buildings


October 2015

COUNCILS SAVE MONEY ON STREET LIGHTING WITH VENTURE Venture Lighting Europe has supplied to a number of street lighting projects throughout successful applications of its lamps across

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October 2015

Brighter Lighting Using LED lighting with the latest in lighting management systems, it is now relatively easy to achieve 50% to 80% energy savings on most projects with these energy savings paying for the systems and installation. With this in mind, Aura Light has launched a ‘Rent Your Lighting’ scheme which eliminates investment in equipment and reduces an organisation’s energy costs from day one. Simon Taylor, Aura Light UK’s Managing Director comments, “This is an exciting development with concept is likely to appeal to all business directors and

Aura Light’s ‘Rent Your Lighting’ scheme provides a full performance guarantee over the contract period. In Aura’s experience, the lighting installation will continue to provide large energy savings into the future. The scheme is ideal for all types of applications including and exterior lighting. Aura Light Group AB has already completed several lighting projects under a similar scheme. monthly rental payments adjusted to projected energy savings, making the project cash positive right from the start. The way the scheme works is that once contacted, Aura Light visits the company to conduct a survey of the existing lighting installation and energy consumption by a technical expert. This is then followed with the provision of a new lighting plan with and CO2 saving documentation. Once the project is agreed, it is entirely managed by Aura Light from performance guarantee during the full contract period. Aura Light has brought together some of Europe’s leading experts so as to deliver the ‘Rent Your Lighting’ scheme using the projected savings as the means of providing funding.


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Lighting October 2015

NEW INSPIRATIONAL RANGE OF OUTDOOR LUMINAIRES FROM AURA LIGHT Aura Light’s range of inspirational Noral outdoor luminaires can now be explored in its brand new catalogue. Available to view and download from the company’s website, the 230 page catalogue displays the many high-performance LED solutions for streets, parks, gardens and other exterior lighting schemes from the vast range of products. These include a collection of stylish street and park luminaires and impact-resistant bollards, as well as many wall and accent lighting alternatives which have all been skilfully designed to complement their settings. Noral has a strong reputation for providing efficient outdoor luminaires and has been installing high-quality outdoor lighting around the world for over 40 years. In 2010 the company became a part of Zobra, a Swedish lighting manufacturer. The Aura Light Group has recently acquired both companies as an important part of the company’s growth and development in the LED market. Aura Light has over 80 years of industry experience providing sustainable and high-performance lighting. Its recent expansion into the lighting fixtures market follows from its well-established reputation as a leading lamp manufacturer.

are available in a range of sizes and configurations giving architects, specifiers or customers the flexibility to meet their specific requirements. The new catalogue also covers a range of Noral Outdoor traditional and modern themed bollard luminaires as a distinctive lighting feature for parks, streets, domestic driveways and many other outdoor lighting schemes. The various designs are all impact resistant and provide good functional light whilst creating a pleasant and decorative ambiance. Aura Light also introduces a number of accent lighting to the Noral range, which offers the potential to create a dramatic or impactful atmosphere. Designed to be hidden amongst the plants or embedded into the ground, the elegant LED luminaires enhance public and private areas and can be used to highlight designated pathways or areas.

The Noral Outdoor luminaire range forms a part of this expansion introducing an extensive range of high-quality, well designed lighting products combined with the latest and most efficient LED technology, The company has also created a collection of ‘timeless’ wall lighting that can be with over 50 alternative solutions for attractive and eco-friendly used anywhere within a landscape. With many alternatives to choose from, the outdoor public and private lighting schemes. energy efficient LED wall lighting can be used to blend in or stand out amongst its surroundings. Within this extensive range are many options for modern and traditional park and street lighting, with various fixture designs suitable for a wide range of applications. The contemporary luminaires take a futuristic design as a stylish and distinctive addition to any landscape and are particularly suitable for urbanised towns, cities or domestic areas.

The Noral brand is associated with high quality products which are carefully crafted using cast aluminium and designed to withstand the harshest of weather conditions. All of the LED fixtures within the Noral Outdoor luminaire range are rated up to IP66 and are protected from corrosion and other environmental damage. This ensures that the luminaires remain fully efficient throughout the year in any application.

Alternatively, Aura Light’s range of Noral Traditional park and street lighting takes inspiration from 19th Century pole-mounted gas lamps The Noral Outdoor Luminaire catalogue can be viewed or downloaded on the and lanterns in various detailed styles. The aesthetically pleasing company website, or requested for postal delivery. Further information is available designs are a perfect accompaniment for older public or domestic from Aura Light on 01952 250800 or by emailing buildings or vintage landscapes. The characteristic LED luminaires or by visiting the company’s website at


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Landscaping October 2015

NEW SPECIALIST COLOURED MATERIAL FROM BITUCHEM The Bituchem Group has introduced a new colour to its best-selling Natratex Cotswold hard landscaping range. The company is now producing a Salmon a pink shade of the natural asphalt material which is both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Natratex Salmon uses coloured stone pigments

wearing surface with an

and architects to add a touch

The coloured aggregates of Natratex Salmon are


landscape. The mechanics and

of the surrounding landscape and architecture.

range is similar to traditional asphalt as it is laid and compacted at the same nominal thickness, using conventional equipment.

Like all Natratex products, the Salmon material is

The Bituchem design team can work with architects

rural or heritage areas whilst

or regeneration application that sees light vehicular or pedestrian use, including car footpaths and parks.

coloured surface for a wide range of commercial and domestic applications.

which have all required

Bituchem have completed of the Natratex Salmon National Trust properties, domestic areas, care homes and decorative footpaths

ideal solutions for the individual requirements for each application and tailor

Further information is on 01594 826768 or 07584

The UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer. Inspiring and innovating since 1895.

October 2015

DICKIES KEEP HANDS SAFE For decades there have been major advances in the improvement of safety products. With respiratory

provide optimum safety, comfort and dexterity.

and more suitable facemasks.

Metacarpal injuries are common when the worker’s hand slips and the back of the hand hits another

the days of basic traditional “safety specs”. Adjustment

bones in the back of the hand. To minimise this,

now innovative closure systems all make the worker’s life safer and more practical.

palm. Other materials, such as foam nitrile, allow for variants are also available, as is a patented Diamond

from 50% to 70% of work related injuries which make this area perhaps more important than others when it

common in industry, but there are other less obvious injuries caused, for example, by the continual use of power tools like drills or jackhammers, which in extreme cases can cause hand arm vibration syndrome. This is an irreversible but avoidable condition with nerves, blood vessels, and joints in the hand and wrist

suede fourchette. These

Outdoor workers will compound this even more and

safer but also make it easier and improve the quality


sensible investment.

Workers in all walks of life and industries depend on We cannot work without our hands; injuries to the hand mean the loss of a valuable, skilled employee Serious hand accidents may even lead to the end of

company’s reputation at stake.


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Resin Bound Surfacing Market leading manufacturer SuDS compliant UV light stable Recommended application 15mm depth, ‘similar’ 18mm systems use 20% more product Tested for slip resistance in accordance with BS 8204 Part 6 Only resin bound manufacturer with FeRFA membership Only resin bound manufacturer with ISO 9001 and ISO14001

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Landscaping October 2015

Pugin’s Nottingham gem receives paving update with materials from Brett Furthering its sound reputation for supplying Local Authorities with quality hard landscaping materials, commercial specialist Brett Landscaping has been involved with Nottingham City Council in providing appropriate paving for restoration schemes citywide. In the City Centre, Brett has supplied materials for redeveloping two highway facilities – one on Derby Road – serving the Augustus Pugin-designed Nottingham Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, as well as the centrally located Heathcote Street. At Derby Road, 3,500m2 of indigenous Fens Moss laid to replace the existing, degenerated concrete, with supply management for the project overseen by Kevin Jones, who explains what was required, provided, and successfully achieved with the help of Brett and its materials: “The original footpath was in need of replacement, creating an ideal opportunity for a new hardlandscaping design to be implemented; one which would be an aesthetic improvement as well as a “Fens Moss seemed a sound choice for the heritage area installation and was favoured by Nottingham City colour palette of predominantly blue and grey with

Kevin goes on to explain how it was essential to keep the refurbishment of the sizeable area within budgetary constraints. To this end Brett were able to breakdown which led to the Fens Moss product not only being considered the most aesthetic, but also a


Senior Engineer, Highway & Energy Infrastructure at Nottingham City Works Department adds to the points made by Kevin, by saying: “We’re extremely has supplied, however, it’s the robust construction combined with manufacturing quality that gives the paving a promise of longevity and return on investment. “We regard regeneration work, such as that completed on Derby Road, as essential to maintaining a vibrant, safe and functioning City Centre, so making sound choices with relation to materials that are purposefully designed to perform for years-to-come is a key consideration and one relevant to the second urban project that involved supply from Brett, at Heathcote Here, a carriageway which experiences heavy vehicular use and footfall was chosen for regeneration, and refurbished using 1200m2 of the same Fens Moss Yorkstone paving; once again presenting an attractive alternative to the concrete which was there before. Kevin explains that: “Laying the paving, in conjunction and open highway system, and as such, a better facility Similarly, price point and project cost have been key factors to the project’s success, and areas where Brett delivered on expectation. “We’re delighted with the outcome of the City Centre hard landscaping works, and anticipate seeing the paving perform in situ in

October 2015

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CTS Bridges provide vital link for cyclists to Cornwalls Clay Trails A new 31m x 3.5m Tied Arch bowed steel truss cycle/bridle bridge linking St Austell to The Eden Project was recently installed by CTS Bridges during a night time road closure over the A391 Carluddon Road, Cornwall. The bridge provides an essential link for the ‘Clay Trails’ which form a network of walking, cycling and horse riding trails through mid-Cornwall encompassing the towering clay tips known collectively as the Cornish Alps. The bridge was designed by CTS as a tied arch formed from 500mm CHS with steel hollow section hangers and sub-frame. The deck was overlaid with rubber tiles in order to provide a safe and quiet surface for horse riders. The 1.8m high parapet comprises steel uprights and top rail with stainless steel weld mesh and a 625mm solid steel toe board. step frame vehicle under police escort for the last part of the journey CTS planned and supervised the installation using a 350t crane.

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October 2015

Tarmac first to trial new safermixer design in UK Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has underlined its commitment to improving vulnerable road user safety by becoming the first company in the UK to trial a new Econic concrete mixer. The vehicle has been designed by manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to enhance the driver’s field of vision, particularly on busy urban roads. It features a panoramic windscreen and floor-to-ceiling doors, allowing drivers with improved visibility of cyclists particularly if they approach the nearside of the vehicle, a key blind spot in traditional-modelled vehicles. It also features a low-entry cab - with only two steps from the ground - which greatly reduces the risk of slipping, tripping and falling when leaving the vehicle. Tarmac is trialling the 26 tonne concrete mixer with 6 metres’ capacity at its Silvertown ready mix concrete plant in London. Commenting on the new vehicle, the company’s national transport manager, Sean McGrae, said: “We operate the largest vehicle fleet in the industry, and are committed to improving vulnerable road user safety across the UK. The trial of the Econic mixer is part of our broader approach to road user safety. “We are pleased to be working with vehicle manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz to trial this revolutionary new safety design. As an industry, it’s important that we continually explore opportunities to drive improvements in this area.” In addition to a commitment to vehicle safety features, Tarmac is providing enhanced training for drivers and supporting its contract hauliers with the necessary technical support and education to make both adaptations to vehicles and behavioural changes. Tarmac is a champion of the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety Standard (CLOCS), and helps promote a consistent nationwide specification for HGVs and aiming to change driver behaviours by ensuring the delivery of progressive training.



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October 2015 Drainage The treatment plant you choose should long intervals before de-sludge is cleaned to a standard meeting the usual or permit, before making a discharge we can assist with this and advise on the method of discharge, be it a ditch, As the system breaks down and aerates the solids, the introduction of non-degradable items such as wipes, at all times in any treatment plant, this will clog up the system and increase

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

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All our Flowpath treatment plants are designed in accordance with the British this range can be designed to meet your standard range can accommodate up to

assessing the aeration pattern, sludge All labour expenses for servicing and call outs are covered so there are no

months and will also help you meet This includes keeping records of service, de-sludging and maintenance

The cost of all serviceable parts will be This range of products can be designed for larger scale commercial applications such as camping sites, leisure facilities, schools, Maintanance, Spares And Servicing The consumer needs easy to follow advice for their sewage treatment needs especially when servicing their plant, maintaining any sewage treatment plant, is a very important part of ensuring the

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October 2015

Tobermore Help Colour New £48m ‘Super School’ in Penarth


October 2015

Seven Reasons people choose SureSet School Paving While SureSet resin bound paving installs school paving all year round, in order to avoid disruption many take place during the long school holiday in August. Here are seven SureSet school paving projects completed this summer… Burlish Park Primary School, Worcestershire is a brand new £5.5m school that features two new sports pitches, a multi-use games area, car park and bicycle Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach Area: 130m² Base: urban pathway build-up Depth: 24mm Edging: granite standard edging, cobbles, buildings The play area at Stoke Lodge Primary School, Bristol has been fully landscaped and features four brightly coloured circles, linked together with a SureSet resin bound pathway. Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach Area: 40m² Base: concrete Depth: 18mm Edging: metal, concrete A project at Yewstock College, Dorset includes a single storey building designed around an internal Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Chestnut, 6mm Barley Beach, 6mm Sterling Forest Green Area: 45m², 50m², 30m² Base: asphalt Depth 22mm Edging: timber, retaining wall, aluminium As part of an £8m refurbishment and development project at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Essex courtyard and access roads. Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Bronze, 6mm Golden Pearl Area: 312m², 796m² Depth: 18-20mm Base: asphalt Yarm School, County Durham has undergone a £3m redevelopment programme, bays and pathways.

Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach, 6mm Sterling Area: 1811m², 183m² Depth: 18-20mm Base: asphalt A refurbishment project at John O’Gaunt School, Berkshire bound footway. Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Norwegian Bronze, 6mm Bronze Area: 220m², 8m² Base: concrete, asphalt Depth: 16mm Edging: kerb The Michael Tippet School, South London opened in including a sensory playground featuring an outdoor the footpath. Key features: Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach Area: 118m² Base: asphalt Depth: 16mm Edging: baton Seven reasons to choose SureSet school paving establishments; from major regeneration schemes to small refurbishment projects. SureSet is virtually maintenance free and its permeability means no standing water; making safe to use immediately after wet weather. Environmental credentials, including compliant with Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). Not only is SureSet available in a wide range of colours They provide support through the whole process. Installation is quick; their Installation Team can lay up to 250m² per day and the surface can be ready An industry leading 18 year guarantee against: loose stone; cracking; oil damage; UV degradation; colour change; frost damage and workmanship.


October 2015

The HUESKER Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of Geosynthetics. Its products and services provide solutions for the business areas including earthworks and foundations, roads and pavements, environmental and hydraulic engineering as well as industrial and agricultural applications. innovative geosynthetic products, systems and solutions for traditional highway engineering applications. This area is broken down into the Base Reinforcement and Asphalt Reinforcement segments. Base Reinforcement The Base segment focuses on unbound, geosynthetic reinforced roadbase and subbase courses. Our products deliver an economical reinforcement solution wherever the subgrade exhibits inadequate bearing capacity for a sound foundation. The unbound layers of roads, paths and other pavements are subject to stringent requirements in terms of bearing capacity. Here, geosynthetics-based systems are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to standard techniques such as soil replacement or cement/lime stabilisation. solutions, Base Reinforcement can be used on the following applications: Reinforcement of temporary roads To reach building sites, construction vehicles impossible to negotiate. Site access roads built on soft ground can be


made reachable through the incorporation of high-modulus HUESKER BASE geogrids. The direct accommodation of tensile forces by the reinforcement minimises rut formation on the road surface and ensures the steady Working platforms/ wind turbines The erection of wind turbines frequently places enhanced requirements on the surrounding subsoil. To reach the work location, heavy goods consignments need to be carried safely across very soft ground. For secure installation of the wind power systems, it is essential to prevent any settlement of the crane base that may jeopardise the crane’s stability. Permanent roads and pavements For the long term prevention of deformation in pavement surfaces, the reinforcement must be capable of resisting excessive strain throughout the service lift of the structure. Thanks to their high alkali resistance, Fornit® geogrids are the ideal choice where reinforcement is installed in alkaline environments, e.g. where crushes concrete is used as the base material. Base Reinforcement for Railways

the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) as well as products with a manufacturer-related rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Fortrac® geogrids are approved for the reinforcement of base layers below railway lines. These geogrids are subject to special quality control provisions so as to meet the extremely high safety requirements. are carefully tailored to the wide-ranging applications and reinforcement requirements. ::


October 2015

5 Real Reasons

TO CHOOSE STEAL We often get questions about comparisons of different materials. Very frequently the choice is between steel versus plastic or aluminum. Our choice at Lindab is, and has always been, steel. We will give you 5 real reasons to choose steel for your rainwater system rather than PVC or aluminum.

Most of these arguments go for all steel systems, but we think that we add even more to this fantastic material. We have been processing steel for more than 50 years and we buy over 200 000 tonnes of steel every year, so we feel that we know what we are doing. We also put our products through rigorous testing. 1. Steel has the lowest carbon footprint of all rainwater systems materials With steel you get a cost effective and environmental friendly installation that is 100 % recyclable. Our Rainline system is made from sheet steel, a raw material that has a natural place in today’s approach towards sustainability. 2. Steel stays in shape Virtually all materials are affected by differences in temperature and grows and shrinks as the weather changes. Compared to aluminum and plastic, steel has a lot smaller movement factor. This means that your installation is much more likely to last as connections and fixation points won’t take such a beating as with other materials. 3. It’s really long lived A rainwater system made of steel can last in excess of 70 years. To aid to the lifespan we rustproof the material with a 275 grams zinc coating. This gives the system a self-healing quality where scratches and cuts are automatically sealed by zinc ions that migrate to re-coat the uncovered steel.

4. Strong as steel Steel is the foundation of all modern construction, and there is a reason for that. Steel is strong. Snow, hail, falling tree branches and other circumstances can easily break a rainwater system made from aluminum or plastic materials. And even though we recommend that you are careful during the installation, a steel system is much more heavy duty than its competitors. 5. Steel is actually cheaper than plastic or aluminum The initial cost for a steel rainwater system is higher. We’re not saying that it’s not. But if you take into consideration the lifespan and maintenance needed for the respective systems, you actually save money. The lifecycle cost for a steel system is considerably lower than any other system out there. For more information contact Telephone 0121 585 2780 or E-mail:


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Construction Update - October 2015  

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