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18 CONTENTS Refurb & Developer Update - July 2016

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Industry News & Shows Manchester Furniture Show Bathrooms & Washrooms Safe, Security & Fire Protection Doors, Windows & Architechtural Hardware Roofing & Cladding


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This SuDS Park on Australia Rd in White City, London, manages rainwater to protect the combined sewer but just as importantly creates a high quality social and event space for the local community between a school and two playgrounds. Rainsculptures, raingardens and ‘wiggly wall’ through ornamental grassed basins all celebrate rainfall.

This formal landscape, at the heart of the new Bromsgrove civic, centre stores and infiltrates rainwater over the whole landscape. Some rainwater is harvested and recycled by a solar-powered pump to create a cascade water feature on sunny days.

Landscapes Creative that come alive Design of when it rains SuDS Most peope in urban design, development, drainage and planning will have heard of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) by now. But most will be mainly aware of schemes employing large unsympathetic and sometimes dangerous storage basins or invisible, underground attenuation such as crates and tanks. This doesn’t have to be the case and for over twenty years, Robert Bray Associates have pioneered a different approach in the UK that treats rainwater as an opportunity to enhance the landscape for people and wildlife rather than as a problem to be ‘dealt with’. Cleaning and storage of certain volumes of water when it rains is only a small part of a Sustainable Drainage System’s life. Most of the time SuDS features are empty and quite

Employing SuDS at the new Bewdley School Science Block was an opportunity to create a science garden where pupils can observe and measure the forces of water in action with rainwater directed to a waterwheel, a tipping bucket and a Torricelli tube as well as a wildlife pond and raingarden.

often dry. To have areas of land set aside for this purpose only is wasteful and can be expensive. By taking a different approach to modelling and managing rainfall, the design team at Robert Bray Associates are able to exploit opportunities for storage or infiltration throughout the whole development. By using pockets of greenspace, public open spaces and selective use of permeable paving from the top of the site to the bottom, less space is required at the bottom of the site for final storage basins. Spreading SuDS throughout the landscape and regarding rainwater as an opportunity allows the SuDS to contribute to more dynamic, biodiverse and attractive developments. At Robert Bray Associates their aim is to “create landscapes that come alive when it rains and make people want to go outside when it rains”.

Features that manage rainwater are placed throughout this innovative housing development in Stroud. A raised pool, rills in front of properties, a dramatic cascade, a lush garden rill and a play basin generate a uniquely beautiful sense of place and a well-used communal landscape.


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FROM A UNIFORM FACADE TO AN EXPRESSIVE DECORATION: RMIG IMAGEPERF MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO USE PERFORATED METAL CLADDING AS A CANVAS FOR ART, PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS Perforated metal is available in a multitude of materials with various surface treatment options. RMIG ImagePerf goes a step further and lets you recreate photographs or an artist’s vision to produce a completely unique design with the option to create a distinctive lighting feature. Use RMIG ImagePerf to emphasise the aesthetics of architecture. Use it as a decorative element in the cityscape, or let the facade on the outside reflect what is going on inside. We can reproduce all kinds of original material and look forward to hearing your ideas and requirements. See our case studies and find more inspiration at

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Snickers new RUFFWork Trousers From the ‘Next Generation’ of working clothes from Snickers workwear

combining amazing comfort and fit with reinforced functionality.

Now, after 40 years of innovation, Snickers Workwear is now launching a completely new generation of Work Trousers for professional tradesmen.

They’re designed for professionals who rely on their gear in demanding environments.

While Fabric, Functionality and Fit are the Hallmarks of this ‘Next Generation’, it’s the innovation and technology in the design of the garments that really sets Snickers Work Trousers apart from the rest. The new Work Trousers for ‘RUFFWork’ are based on an uncompromising design for tough work. These are modern heavy-duty work trousers

With all the functionality you can expect from Snickers, these Work Trousers are made from a revolutionary fabric that’s heavy-duty yet extremely comfortable. It’s a polyamide-reinforced Dobby Pro+ fabric, featuring 100% Cordura® lining on the Trousers themselves. To get more information on Snickers’ Next Generation working clothes, visit the website at alternatively, call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.

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The 82,000sq ft industrial complex at St Andrew’s Road, Turnbridge, will be our new home – and will enable us to expand our product offering to our customers and in time increase our workforce as it builds up additional manufacturing lines.

Work has started on our New Factory

The 27-week construction programme will involve digging out the remaining foundations of the terraced housing that used to occupy the site many years ago before sinking pilings and erecting the steel framework of the building. Brick-and-block construction will be carried out before the installation of distinctive black cladding. At the height of construction, about 40 to 50 people will be working on site. We have been seeking larger premises since 2010, and we will be moving from the leased premises where we have been manufacturing for the past 23 years to a purpose-built state-of-the-art site. If we had not found this site we would have had to move from Huddersfield, so this is ideal for keeping our local workforce.

Completion of the build will be June 2017, the complex will include new offices, a staff canteen, shower rooms, research and development facilities, engineering facilities, a planning department, storehouse and three large manufacturing units. However employees would switch from Silver Street to St Andrew’s Road in phases over a period of at least three months – as sections of the new building became available. Over the past two years we have increased our exporting performance for our GRAFT and Protecta products from 25% of total production to 75% with markets in Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, the far East and Eastern Europe. Although we would like to increase our presence in the United Kingdom, we expect further growth from export. Look out for great things from us in the very near future, Follow us: | For more information on Polyseam and its range of products please contact: Olando Salina Tel: 44 (0) 7551154480 Email:





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Dual Port Fire Sprinkler Valve Set Applications Engineering Ltd have developed an innovative, compact and affordable fire sprinkler valve set that covers all the requirements of a modern domestic and residential property fire sprinkler system and offers the following benefits and features

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UK AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS FILL MANCHESTER Whether you select what you buy by brand or by style, this year’s Manchester Furniture Show, (17-19 July, Manchester Central) has both - in every aisle. Big UK and International brands are exhibiting this July and punching with all their might. They have grand, imaginative and simple new designs galore, choose by brand or choose by look - the choice is plentiful. UK Brands In upholstery Westbridge are bringing Heirloom, a stately sofa, which harmoniously combines aged leather with striped seats and floral cushions, it is instant grandeur and luxury. In contrast Wade have Camden, a modern sofa in cool grey, which shouts funky 60s retro with wing backs, button backs and a smooth wooden base. Keeping with the grey theme is Charleston from Whitemeadow, with soft round edges and plump cushions it invites lounging. Another modern piece is Francesca from Ashley Manor, it has an off white hue, with ebony feet, black cushions and straight arms. Its large studding make it stand out from the norm, it is subtle attention grabbing at its best. In cabinet major brands will be showing a wide range of stand-out styles from traditional to modern. Wood Brothers are showing Hint, their new and novel living collection. It features beech with either polar or graphite painted frames, its soft lines and simple styling makes it 21st Century vogue. Also with rounded edges comes the Oslo dining range from Furniture Origins. It is solid and substantial with cut-out handles and the natural beauty of the wood its pivotal feature. Mark Webster Designs brings Chaucer, a rich and dark traditionally styled dining collection with smart modern echoes. Well crafted, it has easy appeal for those tired of plain oak and shying way from painted.

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Like upholstery and cabinet, bedroom will have new collections on show from some of the biggest and most imaginative companies in the industry. In cabinet Baker are showing Austin (below), an ample and firm collection of grand and dark chests and beds. Gentle curves soften its serious stature. Gallery Direct’s new Marlow bedroom collection takes modern styling in a different direction with a hint of the shaker style, it is slightly dainty and simple in natural oak and with tricky unusual details.

For beds with movement Furmanac is a must. Their Hestia range continues to grow with ever more sophisticated mechanisms and increasing styling choices. New styles will be on show at Manchester including Arabella (above), in claret velvet with a large upholstered headboard, it’s a bed fit for Scarlett O’Hara. It isn’t just the major brands that are bringing smart, desirable and new-season designs to Manchester, all of the 130 plus exhibitors have fresh and inspiring collections which will tempt and entice buyers and visitors to the Show. With everything from grand sofas to delicate lamps it’s all here.

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International Brands Italian design, German engineering and Eastern flair will mix with the UK skills and expertise on show at Manchester this year. New and trend-setting designs produced by some of the best manufacturers from around the world will be on display. Italian giants the Camel Group join the Show from their North-East Italian manufacturing base. They are bringing a selection of their dining and bedroom cabinet collections, including their new Roma living (above), which combines a glossy white frame, clear glass and metal accents to make an ultra modern chic collection and it is definitely for those who want to be noticed. They are joining fellow Italians New Trend and Mini Divani and their stands will be full of Italian chic and sharp edged design. Showing their clean lined German cabinet engineering at its best are Nolte Mobel and Rauch Moebelwerke. Experts at producing slick and highly desirable wardrobe and bedroom cabinet systems that glide open and close with effortless ease. They will both introduce new designs in high-gloss veneers, glass and formed synthetics, all designed with the UK market in mind, including Kent from Rauch, a combination of walnut, white gloss, mirrored doors and metal bar handles. It is the utmost in modern bedroom fashion. Closer to home Irish companies VIDA Living and Derry’s are launching new designs at the Show. VIDA Living has been designing and supplying clean-lined contemporary furniture for 34 years and bring new marble dining collections and sofabeds. Derry’s will show a selection of their comprehensive collections with a focus on furniture and decorative items for the hotel and leisure industry.

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From much further afield come exhibitors from China, Skyline and Hydeline. Both design and manufacture leather and fabric sofas and chairs in styles ranging from traditional to modern. Also from the Far East come Global Home and Indian Hub. Global Home are launching new cabinet collections in a variety of woods and finishes, simply styled and with plenty of choice. A completely different look will be found on the Indian Hub stand. From their base in Jodhpur they produce funky, rustic furniture made from hardwoods including teak and mango. Their furniture is definitely eye-catching and crowd dividing.

Choose By Look If you prefer to make your choice from what’s on offer at Manchester by look rather than by brand then you won’t be disappointed. 2016’s increased number of exhibitors will present a myriad of choices from glistening lights to aged leather sofas catering for all tastes from country living to modern urban chic. For a gentle country look - be it stately home grandeur or cosy cottage Whitemeadow and will be showing sofas and chairs that could grace the home of a country squire or cottage dweller in bright florals and rich velvets and Carlton have aged leather with soft tweeds. To complement in living and dining Baker, Wood Brothers, Rowico, Corndell and Furniture Origins all have collections to suit a fresh green look, with reclaimed woods, painted finishes and mixed textures. Shankar have dining chairs and carvers to match grand and simple looks, with new designs in velvets and leathers in a huge choice of finishes. If the style you’re after is more urban, then Lebus, Buoyant, Scan Thor and Panacea will have the perfect choices for the city and it’s pace, with sofas in leather, crisp geometrics and with contemporary styling.

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Living and dining for the sharp city look will be on show from Exclusive UK, Nathan and Value Mark with bright surfaces, mixed textures and clean design. Value Mark are introducing Lewis in high gloss black and chrome together with new compact marble dining sets. For individual looks see Bluebone’s eclectic collections including new pieces for their popular Storm Grey Farmhouse range and their Cottonwood Painted collection. CIMC will introduce new furniture items to create comprehensive looks with their increasing interior collections, including lamps, mirrors and coordinating decorative accessories. Their stand will be a wonderful array of colour, texture and design.

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Whatever your look of choice to complete it you need a few well chosen accessories. The Manchester Furniture Show again won’t disappoint with a great mix of lighting, mirrors, art, rugs, decorative accessories and soft furnishings. Well known suppliers including DB Mirrors, Flair Rugs, Wire Lamps and Wilde Java will have their latest designs on show ranging from Art Deco to crisp modern so you can add that final flourish. With major brands and new-season designs on show, Manchester’s 130 plus exhibitors will tempt and entice buyers and visitors to the Show with everything from grand sofas to delicate lamps. To register for your free entry and see the full list of exhibitors visit:

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SHOWER ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ FROM MX MX Group continues to build its reputation for providing all things shower related – from its leading range of shower trays, to its popular electric and thermostatic shower ranges, its wide range of shower enclosures and screens, its new ranges of brassware and its huge range of shower accessories. MX Group’s impressive ‘one stop shop’ range of shower and bathroom products continues to be welcomed by social housing providers looking for high quality, reliable products for their homes and new developments up and down the country. The response to the new products added in the past twelve months has been phenomenal with current and new customers keen to find out more about the extended offering that features in the new ‘MX Collection’ catalogue, available in printed form or online by visiting the MX web site – at The MX Thermostatic Care QI and Care 2 QI electric shower ranges are fully BEAB Care and RNIB Approved making them ideal for people who require more showering assistance and who have additional safety requirements. Ideal for care and nursing homes, sheltered housing schemes and general needs housing where older and younger people live – they provide an extra level of safety in the shower. They are stylishly designed, with high contrasting controls. They have many benefits and features including minimal touch buttons, large easy to read illuminated temperature display maximum temperature lock for added safety audible user feedback on push button commands and a double bleep indicator when the shower reaches maximum temperature.

The Thermostatic Care shower is available with a 1 metre riser rail and a 2 metre hose and Care 2 has a more family friendly adjustable riser rail to ensure everyone can enjoy their showering experience. Both come complete with a multi-mode shower head and wall mounted bracket which is ideal for use with a shower seat or wheelchair.

These showers are available in 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW with a two year manufacturers guarantee as well as being BEAB approved, RNIB, CE and WRAS approved.

MX remains the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK, manufacturing 100s of different tray sizes, in 6 main product types, meaning that it can cater for the specific needs of customers around the UK. It continues to be a growing influence in the Electric Shower marketplace too. Its wider QI – Quick installation – range of electric showers sets new standards for simple installation. It’s grown with the addition of a number of exciting new models to its electric shower range in recent months. Featuring eight entry points for water and electric – these showers offer the simplest shower installation available. Call 01684 293311 or go to the website at for a catalogue or for information.





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An Introduction to The Bathroom Switch

It is all very well installing subtle mood lighting into a new bathroom _but how are you going to control it safely within the bathroom? Yes there are pull-cords aplenty, even dimmable ones, but when you are spending good money creating your bathroom heaven, a load of pieces of string hanging from the ceiling somehow detracts from the overall design. Queue The Bathroom Switch. Wired to small Sensor Pads, which can be placed behind most materials such as Ceramic or Stone Tiles, Wood, Plastic, Glass, and even Metals, users can create switches or dimmers in virtually any shape and situation. Tiles covering Sensor Pads are adhered with silicone allowing access should it be necessary. In Bathrooms, these Sensor Pads can even be placed behind tiles reachable from the bath or shower (zones 1&2) and thus allow safe switching and dimming. These Bathroom Switch controllers can be activated from up to 12 low voltage (5vdc) Sensor Pads, so for example a Dimmer Controller can be operated from a Sensor Pad by the door and then the lights dimmed by touching a tile whilst in the bath. Most types of lighting can be operated by the Bathroom Switch; this includes incandescent bulbs, halogens (mains and low voltage), LEDs and low energy bulbs. The dimmer controller will work with most leading and trailing edge dimming LEDs and because of the method of output wiring, it is even possible to dim lights as well as switch a fan on and off using the same Dimmer Controller. The Bathroom Switch will also switch other devices (to a maximum loading of 500Watts) such as mirror demisters etc.. If a greater load is present, the Bathroom Switch will switch a slave relay or contactor.

Bathroom Switch controllers are usually sited outside bathrooms, they should be installed either in the ceiling/loft space or elsewhere outside any zoned area. Sensor Pads are connected to controllers using thin cable such as “CAT5” or “CAT6”. Operating the Bathroom Switch is simple: Touch your chosen faceplate (tile etc.) and the lights will turn on. Touch again to switch off. The Dimmer variant operation is also easy; touch your chosen faceplate and the lights will turn on at low level, keep touching and the lights will begin to ramp up to full brightness, remove the hand and the lights will stay at the intensity reached. To switch off, touch briefly and the lights will slowly dim back down and switch off. If required, a further touch at this stage will again latch to the intensity reached and the lights can then be ramped up again. In the timer variant, the delay is set within the controller and the lights will remain on and then switch off once the set time is reached Applications for the Bathroom Switch include (obviously) bathrooms and wet rooms, but they can of course be used elsewhere; Bathroom Switches have been used in various situations including in domestic situations such as where switches are required to be non obtrusive i.e. mounted behind door architraves etc, and in kitchens etc. Commercial applications include vandal proof switching, commercial kitchens, swimming pools and stairwells where wiring for multipoint switching becomes easy with just 2 wires connecting all Sensor Pads to one controller. With mood lighting becoming a desirable option within bathrooms the Bathroom Switch provides an elegant alternative to pull-cord operation.

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Home Improvement Ideas

5 More Remodelling Tips

from Hayley Fenn, UK head of Granite Transformations

The latest home improvement report from Barclays indicates that over half (53%) of UK homeowners would choose to remodel their existing properties, rather than move to a new house. The most desirable home improvement is a designer kitchen, with an ensuite bathroom also high on the wish list. Remodelling homes is my business, particularly kitchens and bathrooms, so here are 5 more affordable tips for enhancing your living space and adding value to your property.

Add an ensuite –

demand for ensuite facilities is on the rise, so you could turn an adjoining room or underutilised space into a walk-in bathroom adjacent to a bedroom. Slimline agglomerate granite, quartz, recycled glass or porcelain water-repellent finishes and modern space-saving suites will enable remodelling even a compact room, with large floor tiles visually linking the adjoining areas.

Explore magical mosaics –

modern tile laying systems mean that genuine Italian glass mosaics are quicker and easier to fit, adding an unmistakeable touch of luxury in the kitchen, bathroom or dining room. Choose classic subway styles, mix’n’match ‘mosaics on a mattress’, exclusive designer patterns, even stained glass effects, all non-porous, wipe clean, durable and beautifully textured. There’s even the option of your own custom mosaic design.

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Go island style –

in the kitchen or as a room divider in a kitchen-diner, a standalone island unit offers extra storage and casual dining. The island countertop, with down-to-the-floor waterfall ends, can either show off your main worktop finish or add a splash of colour with a contrasting, bold finish. A ‘dining island’, with cantilevered top and stylish stools, helps focus the kitchen area as the hub of the home and family living generally.

Pimp a downstairs loo – you can transform

a humble downstairs loo or closet into an eyecatching visitor cloakroom, wowing guests and letting your creativity run wild. Quality glass mosaic wallpaper can add drama, especially with downlighters picking out reflective highlights, while lighter agglomerate floor tiles help create an illusion of space. Modern corner sinks and close-coupled WCs maximise the use of floorspace, while presenting a clean, clinical look.

What a shower –

there’s definitely a trend toward bigger, better showers, such as walk-in enclosures, double showers for convivial use, even complete wetrooms. Modern, water-resistant and virtually seamless shower liners, floor-to-ceiling wall cladding and feature floor tiles are all options in your makeover palette, together with large glass panels and shower enclosures, china and acrylic base trays, and modern user-friendly fixtures like hydromassage columns. Perhaps the best thing about my remodelling tips is that they can be mostly carried out within your existing room layouts, without re-siting the plumbing and electrical connections, and by simply overlaying the worktops, tiles and bathroom surfaces that you want to replace. That means less ripping out, less dust and debris, and less household disruption. If I tell you also that most of our finishes are eco-friendly, made from recycled materials, then you’ll be happy that you won’t be damaging the environment or contributing to unwanted landfill. What’s more, our Granite Transformations showrooms have all the experts and installers to help plan your remodelling project and do all the work for you. Can’t be bad. For your nearest showroom, visit: or ring our hotline on 0800 044 5393.

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The Telguard range of telephone, GSM, and soon to be released, SIP based intercom systems are suitable for new build or retro fit. Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK since 1992 we have provided entry solutions for thousands of projects nationally and overseas. The telephone based system plugs in to a standard analogue telephone socket or phone system extension and the GSM system requires a SIM card. The SIP product requires a Broadband connection and a link to the LAN or local Wi-Fi. The only other requirement is for local power and the intercom can be installed.

The Activity Logs provide a record of every function that the system performs backed up with accurate time and date information. The Logs also provide a ‘Dashboard’ to the installer providing operational information ie. Voltage, temperature.

Installation is not disruptive as the installation takes place at the entrance to be controlled and there is no need to put handsets into flats or houses as they are already in place – their own telephone or mobile.

The Telguard system is not only quick to install compared with hard-wired systems but also extremely flexible. Calls can be answered on cordless telephones making it possible for users to answer entrance requests while going about day to day business or it is possible for a mobile phone to be called for access requests.

The telephone numbers of the apartments/ houses/businesses are programmed into the intercom system with any access codes required and the system is ready for use. A visitor enters the flat or house number into the intercom via the keypad and then presses the ‘CALL’ button. The receiver of the call picks the telephone and can speak to the visitor and allow access by pressing a digit on their telephone keypad. This sends a signal to the intercom that activates the door lock or entrance gate and the visitor is able to gain access. If the receiver of the call does not want to grant access they simply put their phone down to end the call. If the resident is out, the system is able to divert the call to up to 8 follow on numbers. This could be to a mobile phone or even a Call Centre where access may be granted from. Telguard benefits from an internal battery backed time clock which enables timed access PINs, timed number divert, disable the system to prevent unsociable calls, timed trade access via a ‘Trade’ button or PIN and a number of other timed features. This facility also updates from BST to GMT as required, again removing the need for a site visit. Any alterations required to telephone numbers or PIN codes can be actioned by the system installer and can be carried out remotely reducing the need for on-site attendance.

We are able to provide systems with backlit keypads and buttons, integrated proximity access and video. The video picture can go to a dedicated monitor or into the communal TV aerial for viewing on any television in the premise. DDA systems are available with large halo illuminated Braille buttons with big letter, easy to read displays and audio and visual call progress indication. Bespoke applications are also undertaken making it possible to provide almost any style or shape of system. It may be that we have to provide a system to replace an existing installation so we are able to manufacture our panel to fit the aperture of an old, non functional system. We are able to manufacture systems in different finishes and colour schemes, we powder coat stainless steel so as to not impact on the vandal resistance of the panel.. As advances in technology arrive in to the public domain, we are always in a prime position to make the most of these advances thanks to our in-house development team. We are also able to engineer modifications to software and hardware should a specific requirement be requested. Our systems carry a 2 year return to manufacturer warranty which can also be extended.


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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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Glass Excellence Established in 1975 Firman Glass is one of the leading independent glass processors in the UK, manufacturing toughened glass, laminated glass and specialist sealed units. Based in Harold Wood Essex within 5 minutes of junction 28 of the M25 and half an hour from Central London we are ideally situated to service our ever growing and diverse customer base. Manufacturing all forms of processed toughened glass, with comprehensive stocks of clear float, low iron, satin, body tinted, mirrors, laminated glass, acoustic laminated and fire rated glass. With some of the most advanced capabilities in place Firman Glass is able to manufacture high quality products for all markets sectors including architectural, retail, leisure and domestic.

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Axis Automatic Doors Show the Way Onto The Mersey Ferry If you take the Mersey Ferry from Seacombe Ferry Terminal across to the Liverpool Pier Head, you will be protected while in the waiting area by a series of Axis Automatic DuraGlide Sliding Doors. Four of the five automatic doors feature the Stanley SLH Slimline operator that has a small header profile and so is ideal for use either where space is restricted or just for aesthetic reasons. The fifth door is a standard Stanley Dura-Glide SLD operator. At a height of only 117mm the SLH Slimline operator requires a transom bar of just 125mm for mounting and is ideal for applications where a break out facility is not required. The power operated automatic sliding doors can be used as emergency egress doors as a monitored “fly open” battery is installed to open the doors in the event of power failure or fire alarm activation (whilst the doors are unlocked). For safety there is an auto reverse function in both opening

and closing cycles if an obstruction is encountered, all controlled by the new MC521 Pro Controller. This new generation controller is completely re-engineered and includes a “soft-start” “soft-stop” motor driving circuit for smooth normal opening and recycling. The controller has a built-in LAN connection and with a Stanley Bluetooth “dongle” an engineer using a Windows® Mobile handset and readily downloadable software can set door functions, including door and motor type, handing, speed, hold-open delay, troubleshooting and more, all with the greatest precision and ease. It is also very easy to program the control panel manually. The Eco Pro programmer replaces the conventional function switch and provides advanced user-defined automatic scheduling options, basic troubleshooting instructions, and door performance and history. It is intended to provide an integrated means for

two way communication between the door system and the user. The Eco Pro programmer with the 6 position function allows the building occupier to reduce opening widths on larger door systems to save energy in cold or hot weather. The Stanley SLH Slimline automatic sliding door system can operate a single door up to 3100mm or bi-parting doors up to 4300mm. The refurbishment of the 15 year old Seacombe Ferry Terminal waiting area involved the replacement of all the old doors to ensure that neither passenger comfort nor safety is compromised regardless of the weather and to increase reliability and longevity. All the door installations are fully compliant with the recommendations of BS EN 16005 2012 For further information please call 01604 212500, email or visit

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Panasonic Provides Solution for Historic When looking for the ideal air conditioning system for an eco-friendly office refit at the listed CHQ Vaults in Dublin, the developers selected a Panasonic VRF system. The unusual architecture and historical importance of the vaults presented some interesting challenges for this installation, which were overcome thanks to the flexibility of Panasonic’s system. The CHQ Vaults, situated in Dublin’s historical docklands, were originally used to store tobacco and whiskey in the 1800’s. Many years later, during the 2000’s, the building was refitted to accommodate retail units, when the space became a shopping haven. Now, in its most recent transformation, the vaults have regenerated into a buzzing commercial hub of offices, restaurants and bars. The client, Dogpatch Labs, wanted to create an innovative, tech co-working

space utilising a 13,500 sq ft area within the vaults. The interior design needed to incorporate the original features within the space for an eclectic and unique working environment. Dogpatch worked with CEL Consultants to bring the vision to life. When it came to heating and cooling, they called in specialist air conditioning and ventilation experts Crystal Air Ltd to install a system that would both work with the structure of the building and effectively ventilate this old, underground space.

“Panasonic provided the best solution for us to overcome the several unique challenges that the installation at Dogpatch Labs presented,” said Don Hoban, Business Development Manager, Crystal Air Ltd. “The flexibility of their VRF ECOi MF2 series and floor-standing units allowed us to overcome every roadblock within one system. The installation took six weeks and the finished result not only looks great but will also provide an economical and sustainable solution for the client.”

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Air-Conditioning CHQ Vaults The vaulted brickwork structure of the building combined with its listed status meant that Crystal Air already had several challenges to overcome. Firstly, the air conditioning system had to be easily removable in case future tenants wanted to fit an alternative solution. Secondly, none of the installation work could damage the bricks and mortar of the original vaults, and nothing could be attached to the historical vaulted ceiling. The system also needed to provide consistent cool, clean air throughout a large office space of over 150 desks, to counteract the underground atmosphere for a comfortable environment. The Panasonic 3-Pipe ECOi MF2 Series overcame each of these

challenges, whilst providing an energy efficient and economical solution. The sophisticated design of the floor-standing units meant that they could be easily removed and did not need to be attached to the fabric of the building, leaving the vaulted ceiling free from any fittings. To save energy, the system, which can provide simultaneous heating and cooling, can also extract warm air and redistribute it to cooler areas of the working space. Ease of control is crucial to a heating and cooling system, particularly where staff may not have the expertise required to operate a complex control system. Crystal Air installed 12 Panasonic CZ-RTC2* controllers, to enable sophisticated yet simple local

control of each floor-standing unit. The CZ-RTC2* allows employees to change the temperature, fan speed and air flow, as well as the operation mode. Local control is essential to creating a comfortable space for staff, as it means that everyone’s preferences can be catered for. The Panasonic system, installed by Crystal Air, more than met every expectation of CHQ Vaults. It not only provided an efficient and effective heating and cooling solution, but also preserved the beautiful interior of the historic building. For more information on Panasonic’s range of heating systems, please visit

42 ACOUSTIC STRUCTURAL FLOOR SYSTEM FIELD TESTED TO PART E (REFURBISHMENT) Isorubber is a dense (900Kg/m3) material that does not compress under normal domestic design loading.

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Standard ceiling treatments that use Resilient Bars are often bridged due to installation error. This leads to acoustic test failure. The Isosonic Dekfloor 30 system utilises Isosonic Ceiling Cleats eliminating this issue.

ISOSONIC CEILING CLEAT eliminates acoustic bridging caused by the frequent faulty installation of ‘resilient bars’

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Monitoring building drying or laying of screed can take weeks or even months. Saveris 2 from testo, is a cloud based measuring solution, enabling you to take control and monitor the whole drying process remotely. Data is accessible via any internet enabled smart phone, tablet, pc or laptop. Temperature and humidity values are monitored and recorded continuously and alerts sent by email and SMS if critical values are exceeded, thus enabling early intervention and prevention of costly and time consuming remedial work. Temperature and Humidity Wi-Fi loggers start from just £179. • • • • • •

Predict & document screed and building drying status Accurately monitor temperature and humidity levels Remote browser based monitoring 24/7 Save time wasted on un-necessary site visits Simple plug & play setup Can use mobile GSM routers – no need for installed Wi-Fi or networks

Saveris 2 WI-FI loggers have a number of advantages over both conventional data loggers and monitoring systems. Here’s a breakdown of the features: Automatic reports With Saveris 2 loggers you are sent reports automatically, via email. This way you aren’t required to manually extract any data from your loggers, saving you time and inconvenience. These can be sent daily, weekly or monthly (it’s up to you!). Free email & SMS alerts Email alerts are unlimited and you will receive 25 free SMS alerts a year (per logger). If you require more SMS messages than this additional SMS bundles are available for purchase.

Options to meet your requirements With 5 logger variants for both temperature and humidity, Saveris 2 loggers can cover a variety of measuring ranges depending on your requirement. Mobile friendly Reports are accessible via PC, tablet or smartphone, so are able to keep on top of things wherever you are. Affordable and simple to use Monitoring systems are usually expensive and require time-consuming installation, not to mention maintenance. With a Saveris 2 system it couldn’t be easier to set up and get started. 24 month warranty As standard we offer an extended warranty for Saveris 2 loggers so you can also relax knowing you’re covered for a 2 year period. Free advanced cloud license Licensing is completely free of charge, without any additional fees. Right now we also offer for free ‘advanced’ cloud licensing, which includes added extra. Please contact us for more details on this. cloud-based-wireless-monitoring-saveris-2 01420 544433


THE ONLY ROOFING PARTNER YOU NEED Langley has a proud history of combining technically sound roofing systems with unrivalled expertise and high-quality workmanship. Whether a design is straightforward or specialist, we take great pride in our ability to provide an endto-end approach to each project, from initial consultation and design through final installation and after sales care. With our reputation cemented over five decades, we’re the roofing specialist both specifiers and contractors choose to work with, again and again.

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With the rising refinement in the Self-Build and Refurbishment sector, Sahtas range of bricks, tiles and clay paviours offer an unparalleled level of craftsmanship, quality and individuality. In today’s ‘One size fits all’ marketplace, our commitment to being independent enables us to offer a genuine and authentic handmade product at affordable prices. Our success is based on shunning mass production and remaining faithful to the time honoured methods of making a truly distinctive product. We still use the traditional Hoffman kilns, in place of the contemporary gas ovens favoured by other manufacturers, which contribute towards producing the mature seasoned appearance of our bricks and tiles. This is merely one reason why our competitors can only aspire to replicate our bricks and tiles. All of our products are available in a wide range of colourways – each having its own individual shade, with variations in character. This uniqueness is synonymous with handmade products and secures its continued

position as a preferred choice, not only with Self-builders and Developers, but Local Authority Building Control, Conservation & Heritage bodies too. It’s this exceptional standard of traditional craftsmanship, which will unquestionably differentiate your home as a premium product, ensuring its admiration from onlookers and visitors alike. Should you decide the only products for you are Sahtas, we can supply in quantities to suit a small garden wall, right up to a large mansion and everything in between. Why not visit our website for a more comprehensive and detailed overview: Call: 01908 311411 Email:

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48 This year’s Actioncoach Business Excellence Forum was held on April 20 – 22, 2016, at Celtic Manor in Wales. The BEF is a two-day event hosted by Actioncoach, showcasing the best practices and successes of SMEs in Europe and the Middle East. This year’s event saw keynote speeches from Frank Dick, former Director of Coaching for the British Athletics Federation, and Sir Terry Matthews, Wales’ first billionaire and builder of the Celtic Manor Resort. Speaking about her award, Genevieve said ”I hope this award will inspire other women business owners and I would like to use it to educate young people in local schools to seek a career in business”. Genevieve runs Lewis Visuals Ltd., situated in The Potteries, Farnham. Services include design, surveys, drawings, planning and building control submissions of major extensions

highest level of business training. BEF website ActionCOACH: Actioncoach is the world’s largest business coaching firm, and was established and founded in Brisbane, Australia by Brad Sugars in 1993. Actioncoach specialises in coaching small to medium sized businesses as well as executives, and their teams, through proven business processes and systems to add value, satisfaction and income. Actioncoach website Back home at the Workshop, Genevieve celebrated at The Pottery Cafe with her team. “I could not get this award without you guys”. The future is looking bright – April is fully booked, May is filling up and exciting new developments ahead. Got to keep the flow going – we also follow our heart, head and bank balance. As part of our business growth plan we’re looking to expand our construction drawing services and developer clientele.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to Farnham based Architectural Design firm founder In tight competition with entrepreneurs from Europe and the Middle East, Farnham Architectural Designer and founder Genevieve Wells won Top Award at Business Excellence Forum. and refurbishments to large properties; the modest single storey extension; enlarging a kitchen or creating an ‘open living’ environment. Working with her coach Hamish Robertson from Actioncoach, Genevieve has implemented ‘sales and marketing systems’ into her business that has helped the company grow by 224% over the last 19 months. Business Excellence Forum: BEF is an exclusive 2-day event packed with top business professionals sharing the

The competition is on and with micro businesses – such as Lewis Visuals and its entrepreneurs – the Construction industry, together with Manufacturing and Services, will be top growth contributors to the UK economy in 2016. Lewis Visuals plans to take a bite of that, with a cup of tea at The Pottery Cafe! Tel: 01252 714 985 Web:

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DANLERS range of popular Outdoor Security Switches just got better.

Lighting control for the Do’s and Don’ts DANLERS new range of PIR occupancy switches with SHORT VISIT MODE and COURTESY EXIT MODE can save even more energy through automatic presence based switching with optional timed manual intervention Manual option for short visits to reduce lights ON time (time lag) Manual option when exiting to reduce lights ON time (time lag) Always returns to standard automatic mode after short visit / exit functions Hence ideal for both those who DO switch lights off AND those who DON’T Adjustable photocell so lights do not come on unneccessarily Made in the UK

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DANLERS Outdoor Security Switch range are neat and compact and now benefit from an IP66 rated polycarbonate enclosure and therefore can be installed across a greater range of challenging environments. All four products have been re-engineered for an even better performance ensuring an easier and more flexible installation. The product range includes: • IP66 Compact Person Detector with both improved time lag options and upgraded photocell range of 10-1000 lux together with a photocell inactive feature. • IP66 Twilight Switch turns lights ON from Dusk to Dawn. • NEW - IP66 Twilight Switch featuring DANLERS ‘Intelligent’ Photocell which reduces risk of hunting and over illumination. • IP66 Dusk Switch with new ‘Intelligent photocell’ and LED feedback for determining time on duration 2-16 hrs. Switches lights on for a timed duration and resets itself when enough light is available ensuring lights are not left on unnecessarily. All products are UK manufactured and covered by DANLERS 5 year warranty. Tel: 01249 443377 - Fax: 01249 443388 - Website:

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Meet Building Regulations With Help From Thermahood Downlight Cover The Thermahood Downlight Covers provides an airtight seal, allowing for the continuity of loft insulation as required to meet Building Regulations. Thermahood has been developed to be fitted over downlights which are situated in ceilings, to loft/attic to meet ‘F’ Capped rating!

It is known that downlights are a weak point in the fight against heat loss. This is due to several factors that include these weak areas are not currently insulated and the lights are not air-tight.

Thermahood excels at its job as it creates an air-tight barrier so no heat is lost. It prevents condensation and it reduces the chance of noise transfer! Click here to view the benefits. For more information, contact us today. Call 028 4177 4047 |

Barrier-SABCO is a balustrade system offering the sophistication of frameless glass that can be specified for both Commercial and Residential projects. The result gives a hi-tech, sleek and minimal finish and offers the perfect cost effective solution for Frameless glass providing an installation that’s designed to be simple to install and achieve BS EN 6180:2011*. Barrier-SABCO, developed by Sadev of France is introduced and stocked by Barrier Components Ltd, architectural hardware supplier for 27 years who specialise in the supply of high quality hardware products. Two years in the making, Barrier-SABCO has been created and tested both in house and independently and is now available and in stock at Barrier Components in Essex. The system offers some great unique features. It only requires 400mm fixing centres to achieve the 1.5kN rating therefore saving valuable time on site. The system allows for easy alignment of the glass during installation up to +/-15mm either way and once the two part clamps are installed the glass is fixed into position. Tightening is achieved via torx screws that can be tightened easily with a cordless drill - again speeding up

the install time. The system includes removable covers (anodised to Marine grade 20 microns) to allow the installation of the channel without risk of damaging the finish. The natural or Satin stainless anodised covers are then simply fitted at the end of the operation. For full specification and video footage of separate the systems and how they work view Barrier Components e-commerce web site at The website enables users to order from a vast architectural hardware product range online, providing a one-stop-shop for high quality, great looking and effective architectural hardware products, all backed by adequate stock and an efficient service ethos. For further information or assistance please contact the Barrier Components Technical Team on 01708 891515 or

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Changing the lay of the land… with the latest in flooring technology from Lifestyle Floors

Whatever stage of life homes are in, the importance of providing solid foundations that will stand the test of time is a key factor for any renovator; which is why the latest launch from leading flooring expert, Lifestyle Floors, is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for the discerning developer. Combining the stylish look and appeal of natural materials with the practicality and versatility of vinyl, the all-new Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) DesignerFloors Collection is the latest in floorcovering technology, offering a natural look which is made to last without compromising on style. Designed to look like real wood, stone and other natural materials, LVT not only looks like the real thing but also feels like it too. LVT is easy to clean and waterproof offering robust wear warranties of up to 25 years, making it the perfect solution for any room. With a multi-layer construction, the

DesignerFloors collection features a range of high definition printed wood, stone and tile effect designs which offer practicality without the expense and maintenance of the genuine article. The pure vinyl wear layer gives products a textured finish which feels authentic, whilst the Colosseum and Palace and their 5G counterparts are finished with a micro bevel on all edges, adding definition and a certain air of sophistication. Head of Lifestyle Floors, Inga Morris, understands that in the current climate, buying into trustworthy products with tried and tested credentials is a key factor for development decision makers – “As a team we have a committed approach to producing a pure product which end to end has a minimal impact on the world we all live in. Made from Phthalate-free bio-based material, we have worked to ensure that the entire DesignerFloors collection and its packaging is 100% recyclable. We are delighted that our manufacturing facility has been awarded ISO14001 for effective environmental management systems with an independently verified Environmental Product Declaration as well as an EU CE rating and U certification; meaning our customers can buy in confidence when investing in the DesignerFloors collection.”

For non-residential developments, renovators can be assured that the LVT ranges conform to California Specification 01350 for school classrooms and private offices, with an A+ Emissions rating and an indoor air quality certified FloorScore status. Putting safety first, the Lifestyle Floors LVT collection has an independently tested R10 slip resistance rating, which exceeds UK building regulations. Unlike other floorcoverings, DesignerFloors Collection ranges have great sound absorption properties and provide a quick solution for those on a deadline, as the Palace and Colosseum 5G Clic ranges can be laid over many existing hard floorcoverings. The low maintenance and easy to clean credentials of LVT are teamed with a protective PU coating which has antibacterial properties, the reason why it has already proved a popular choice in doctors’ surgeries, hospitals and family homes across the UK. Visit the DesignerFloors site,, where you can download buying guides, browse the collection and find your nearest retailer.

Quality Acoustic Seals for Doors & Windows Sealmaster DropSeal An automatic DropSeal which fills the gap between the door bottom and the floor or threshold plate. Suitable for new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster DropSeal provides smoke containment and acoustic sealing. Tested to BS EN 1634-1 2014 BS EN 1363-1 2012 & BS476 Part 22. Durability tested to more than 1,000,000 cycles. Can be used in conjunction with Sealmaster Delta and Double Fin Acoustic Seals. Available in a wide range of sizes.

Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal Providing excellent acoustic sealing, the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is durable and easy to install. Maintenance free and suitable for both new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 4db. Designed and manufactured in the UK, and available in Black, Brown and White.

Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal Quality and easy to install acoustic door seal with excellent acoustic sealing. Designed and manufactured in the UK the Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 40db, and suitable for both new and retrofit specifications. The durable Delta comes with selfadhesive tape for standard single or double-lead doorsets. Available in Black, Brown, White and Transparent.

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Refurb & Developer Update - July 2016  
Refurb & Developer Update - July 2016