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04 Industry News
Argyll Environmental hosts talk Architects: Fail to Plan? Plan to Fail Argyll Environmental, the Brighton-based environmental risk management consultancy, is hosting a free talk on ‘designing and planning for flood risk’, which provides architects and developers guidance on the key principles of designing flood resilience into new or redeveloped properties.
Stephanie Kerr: “The importance of designing for flood shouldn’t be underestimated, particularly given recent reports from The Met Office and Environment Agency, whose climate projections are showing an increase in rainfall and sea levels in the future. Incorporating flood risk and resilience into the design process should be considered first and foremost as part of any planning application, particularly early on in the process.
The talk is being delivered at 4pm on 23rd January at Argyll’s head office in Brighton, alongside guest speaker Ed Barsley. Ed is a renowned specialist in environmental design in architecture, with a particular interest on developing strategies to reduce flood risk and increase resilience.
“We are delighted to be hosting the free talk for architects and developers from the region, who wish to find out more about designing and planning for flood risk, so they can explore the techniques for determining flood risk contexts, as well as resistance and resilience strategies. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be drinks and networking after the event.”
Ed, who is founder of the award-winning The Environmental Design Studio, will discuss the various types of flooding that can occur and will explain the range of tools and techniques available for understanding flood risk contexts. Strategies for adaptation and resilience will also be discussed at catchment, community and building scale in relation to both new and existing buildings. Environmental Consultant, Stephanie Kerr, will also discuss the various types of Flood Risk Assessments that are available to architects and developers, in order to assess risk levels at any given location.
The session will also discuss the various types of flooding that can occur and explains the range of tools and techniques available for understanding flood risk contexts. Strategies for adaptation and resilience are discussed at catchment, community and building scale in relation to both new and existing buildings. Using case studies and worked examples, Ed will also explain how these techniques may be effectively applied. For more information on the seminar, or to book a place visit www.eventbrite.com
Last chance to enrol for door hardware qualification Aspiring architectural ironmongers, builders’ merchant staff and locksmiths will have additional time to enrol on the only recognised programme in the world that leads to a qualification in architectural ironmongery to British and European standards. The enrolment deadline for the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) 2018/19 education programme has been extended to January 18, 2019. This year’s cohort of students will experience the new Stage 3 exam format. Starting in June, students will be required to complete four door schedules that they will take in to the exam. This new pre-examination work will allow students not only to complete the schedule at their own pace, but also to access support and guidance from their colleagues and the GAI education team. In the final examination they will be required to specify and schedule hardware for 14 doors and allow for access control products where required. Students will also have to check for any revisions to the four doors that were scheduled in the pre-examination work and prepare a key control schedule and pre-amble complete with the relevant standards. Rachel Tipton, manager of the GAI education programme, said: “We’re always asking for feedback from previous and developer-update.co.uk
current students to ensure that the course is delivering relevant content and is going to teach them the skills needed in their careers. “After reviewing recent responses, we have developed the final exam to make it more like a scenario they may experience in their career. This change will reduce the amount of writing in the final exam without compromising our standards of assessment.” The GAI education programme is separated into two qualifications. The Certificate in Architectural Hardware (CiAH) consists of two stages with 24 education modules covering everything an architectural ironmonger is required to know. Once learners have gained their CiAH, they can continue their studies to achieve the GAI Diploma. This stage focuses entirely on the skills and learning needed for scheduling and is of particular importance to those architectural ironmongers working on projects being built to UK and European standards across the globe. Once they have completed the diploma, they become a DipGAI, an industry recognised symbol of professionalism. Download the prospectus here: www.gai.org.uk/prospectus
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BIM in 2019 NBS has launched the annual NBS National BIM Survey, marking almost a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK. As much as the 2018 report showed some frustrations around the speed of the adoption of BIM, and its perceived lack of enforcement from government, there were positives to take from it. 2018 saw the biggest year-on-year growth on BIM usage and awareness since 2014 with other positives including the increasing awareness of Uniclass 2015 that is gaining strong traction across the industry with just over a third now using the classification system. NBS chief executive officer, Richard Waterhouse, said: “When adopting any new process, technology or system there will always be that period of time needed to adjust, learn and grow and this is the journey we follow with the BIM Report. “The industry is always improving, but we also see new challenges and problems that require new solutions and there’s no doubt that digital technology is a big part of how we will tackle this in 2019 and beyond. “The launch of the new ISO 19650 series is evidence that the UK remains the one to watch when it comes to international learnings and approaches to new ways of working.” You can complete this year’s NBS National BIM Survey, open until end of March, by visiting www.thenbs.com/bim-survey-2019 A pre-release report is sent to all participants, so those taking part will be among the first to have access to the findings. The NBS BIM Toolkit, the NBS National BIM Library and NBS Chorus are all designed to support best design practice using BIM.
Wates wins £90m postGrenfell reclad job
London’s Camden Council has confirmed that Wates will deliver the biggest recladding and fire safety project since the Grenfell tragedy. Wates Living Space (Maintenance) will replace the cladding, curtain wall and windows on five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Swiss Cottage. Formal contract documents for the 23 storey blocks will be agreed and signed in February for the project, understood to be worth £90m. To help fund the work the Council has secured £80.6m from the
Government’s cladding remediation fund. This funding will contribute to the cost of the work to remove and replace the cladding and the curtain wall along with associated professional fees. Work will start on the estate in the summer and is due to finish in summer of 2021 – four years after the evacuation.
Kier Leads Construction Work at Ascot Hospital The new £98 million Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot has officially received green light and construction work is on its way. The project leader is Kier, aiming to replace the ageing Heatherwood Hospital with a new state of the art facility, located in woodland behind the current site.
“We are delighted that work to build a new hospital can now begin on the Heatherwood site. This will be a fantastic hospital fit for the 21st century, offering state-of the-art care for our patients and a first class working environment for our staff,” said Dr Tim Ho, medical director at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Specialising in planned, nonemergency procedures such as orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, gynaecology and endoscopy, the new facility will have six operating theatres and 48 inpatient beds, plus 22 day case cubicles. Moreover, it will also include space for the Trust’s private patient unit. In addition, the facility will offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic
facilities, including cardiology, radiology, lithotripsy, children’s clinic, physiotherapy and orthodontics and space for a primary care hub with GPs, community nurses and other healthcare specialists. “We are delighted that we can now deliver our vision for the Heatherwood site. The new hospital will ensure we can offer local patients the best care in the best environment and it is a key part of our strategy to remain an innovative and outstanding trust well into the future. We can’t wait to get started,” commented Frimley Health chief executive Neil Dardis. The new Heatherwood Hospital is the latest major development in Frimley Health’s £200 million capital investment programme, expected to be complete by late 2021. developer-update.co.uk
06 Industry News long event, that will include a number of breakout zones and stages, including a number of talks where attendees can pick up business and brand essentials, in addition to the main keynote stage that Lee will be speaking on. Lee Wilcox said: “I’m honoured and excited to be speaking at the StartUp 2019 event, and sharing the story of how On The Tools got started, and how we worked our way up to the point we’re at today. As someone who started On The Tools, alongside my previous job in a sports franchise, I understand exactly what it is like to juggle an idea, a dream, a potential gap in the market – with the security of a full-time job. And what it means to take the leap into the unknown! “I’m hoping that my experiences will help inspire new entrepreneurs into following their vision – there’s so much potential in the world. We just need events, like StartUp, to give people the push, the skillset, and the opportunity, to take hold of it.
On The Tools CEO Lee Wilcox to reveal his tricks of the trade at Enterprise Nation’s StartUp 2019 event Lee Wilcox, the 34-year-old CEO of online social media construction community, On The Tools, will take centre stage at StartUp 2019’s keynote stage on Saturday, 19th January 2019. Lee will be joined on the day by a number of other notable speakers to share the secrets of their successes, including Steve Moore, founder of social darts chain, Flight Club, and Beth Noy, founder of the plasticfree, e-commerce platform and campaign, Plastic Freedom. Lee began his On The Tools journey in 2014, one Friday night over drinks with his friend, and now Creative developer-update.co.uk
Director, Adam Barrie. Fast forward five years and the business is going from strength to strength, with the business now boasting over 2.5m followers on Facebook, with over 2 billion views across their channel in the last two years and boast the 3rd highest Branded Content Publisher in the UK. Now in its fifth year, StartUp 2019, run by Enterprise Nation, will feature around 100 speakers who are experts in their fields, and is the perfect opportunity for would-be entrepreneurs to pick up the insight, skills and inspiration to get started themselves. With 9,000 previous attendees, it’s set to be an epic day-
Emma Jones, the founder of Enterprise Nation, said: “Soon half of us will be running some kind of business and making money for ourselves. For many, this will mean starting up whilst still having the security of employment, but we know many of those people move on to run their business full-time. It’s just a new way of living and working but it’s not necessarily about looking for ways out of the corporate structure, it’s about finding a creative outlet, spotting a gap in the market or a need to drive independent innovation. “We are expecting thousands of wannabe entrepreneurs to come along to our epic annual event. They will be like sponges, soaking up all the inspiration and practical skills they can to be ready to start their own business in 2019.
Grohe supports the growing ‘tiny house’ movement
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The ever-growing concerns around housing shortage is a pressing challenge for today’s society. New major projects are continuously being conceptualised, developed and launched in order to gain as much living space as possible as quickly as possible. However, there are also smaller projects and initiatives taking place around the world that deal with the condensing of living space, creating space-saving, inspiring and efficient solutions with sophisticated technology and sustainable construction methods. The so-called Tiny House movement is one of these projects, which is becoming increasingly popular in Germany. The trend, which originates in the USA, seeks to create new individual living solutions, particularly for urban spaces where population density is significantly higher. Grohe has recently come onboard with the project, supporting these forward-thinking spaces with some of its most innovative sanitaryware, which has been designed with minimalist and small spaces in mind. Project Cabin Spacey This year, the first minimal house by Cabin Spacey (a pioneer of the tiny house and urban explorer movement) was presented at the Tech Open Air in Berlin – manufactured in the factory of the Allgäu wood brand, Variahome Manufaktur. For the young team of architects led by Andreas Rauch and Simon Becker, the focus was, above all, gaining a new understanding on the subject of living.
A minimal house, like that of Cabin Spacey, offers 25 square meters space for up to two persons. Together with the manufacturer Variahome, architects Rauch and Becker aligned closely with one another in the practical implementation of the house to ensure that each centimetre of space was being used in the most efficient way. www.grohe.co.uk
Buenos Aires House by Luciano Kruk Despite its strong rectilinear form, a new house in a Buenos Aires suburb by local architect Luciano Kruk achieves an air of transparency and lightness. Designed for a young couple, the house—an elongated box surrounded by a grove of willow trees and a vast green lawn—is composed of a simple material palette: wood, glass, and concrete. While the concrete “roots the building in time and place,” says Kruk, wood details lend warmth, and generous glazing connects the inside with out. Along the front facade, Kruk placed vertical fins of lapacho wood planks to provide shade and privacy while maintaining views. Together, the fins—arranged in a rhythmic sequence along the concrete structure—make the house appear as a single rectilinear volume as you approach; the building’s board-formed-concrete walls and black flagstone base seem to disappear into the background. This effect is enhanced by a moat-like rectangular pool that extends from the front facade’s base and spans its entire width, serving as a natural buffer between the front lawn and the entrance, with a concrete bridge to the front door. “The intention,” says Kruk, “was to make the house look as if it is floating above water.”
into two subvolumes, one private—which contains the two bedrooms—and the other social, with the combined living/ dining areas and kitchen. In the backyard, Kruk placed a rectangular swimming pool on axis with the inner courtyard, further reinforcing the building’s rigid linearity. With elements such as water and vegetation incorporated into the design, the house’s precise plan and sharp geometry are softened to “engage the senses,” says Kruk, with boundaries blurred between the interior and exterior living spaces.
A straightforward plan allows for possible expansion in the future. It also allows for a functional division of the program. At the central axis point, Kruk cut a square into the roof slab, defining a lush open-air patio that divides the house developer-update.co.uk
08 Editor’s Choice
Family-run business expands to offer construction services in West Midlands A family-run business with over 140 years of history has branched out to offer construction services in the West Midlands. Drewitt Construction is headed up by Alex Drewitt, the sixth generation of the Drewitt family, which was founded in 1877 and has its headquarters in Bournemouth, Dorset. The team at Drewitt Construction are based in Worcester, and are working across the West Midlands, including Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Shropshire for private and public sector clients. In the past the team has worked on projects including industrial and retail units, sports facilities and shopping centres. Alex said: “I am incredibly proud to be launching Drewitt Construction in the West Midlands. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to branch out into new territory and I hope we get the opportunity to show what we can do in the region. “I bring with me over a decade of experience and have learnt first-hand how to run a successful business. I hope to continue the success of The Drewitt Group, which has developed many long-term working relationships with clients, based upon a personal, professional and efficient service, and I appreciate all of the support that I have already had from the local business community.” For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alex on 07512 605855.
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Other conference highlights include, an interactive panel debate discussing, diversity, inclusion and respect in construction. Eversheds Sutherland will look at the legal fallout from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, whilst ITP will look at the implications of the changes to Building Regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Working in the construction industry you already know how important it is to stay ahead of the latest trends, technologies, legislation and issues influencing your market. Stay ahead of your competitors and take a day out to visit the RCI Show on 27th-28th March 2019. If you are looking for construction products and services including rainwater systems, plant & tools, the latest materials, safety equipment and green roofs plus much more, the show will give you the opportunity to speak to the experts, try out some products and discover they can benefit your business. The event is free to attend, and visitors are encouraged to pre-register via the website. Are you keen to find out the benefits and opportunities for off-site construction? Or perhaps you want to discover the latest developments in Green Roofing? The new RCI conference is the place to find these answers. Vivalda Group Chairman, Peter Johnson, will highlight the opportunities and benefits that off-site fabrication offers the construction industry. He will discuss the challenges of successfully delivering off-site fabrication, supply chain readiness and lessons learned from other market sectors. Day two of the show kicks off with Dusty Gedge, from the Green Infrastructure Consultancy discussing the evolution of the green roofing market. Dusty will highlight what factors are driving the market and where the innovations and opportunities lie to increase usage in the UK construction industry.
The popular RIBA approved CPD seminars are returning to encourage professional development within the industry. Sessions can be pre-booked by all visitors and the programme includes content delivered by the BBA, Monier Redland, Marley Alutec and Surespan and many more. Nothing beats face-to-face discussions, so visit the RCI Show in March to source new supply chain partners and build new relationships. The 2019 show brings together an impressive number of suppliers, manufacturers and industry supporting organisations. Many exhibitors run live demonstrations of tools and systems on their stands. Alongside the main exhibition will be several feature exhibits to inspire and enthuse. Online visitor registration is open now, allowing you to tailor your agenda to meet your own specific business requirements. Visit the website to secure your place, www.rcishow.co.uk developer-update.co.uk
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Schiedel starts 2019 Ontop Schiedel Chimney Systems, leading manufacturer of flue ducting, stoves and ventilation systems in Europe, has an exciting start to 2019 including a dual brand strategy with gas flue experts, Ontop and changes to the management team to accommodate this new approach.
Phil Lowe, who was responsible for customer service, training and OEM sales has been promoted to Sales Director and David Wright is now Product and Export Sales Manager, moving from his role as Residential Sales & Marketing Manager. In his new position as Sales Director, Phil will take the lead in the development of sales in both the residential and non-residential sectors, continuing to work with existing customers, as well as exploring new markets driven by Schiedel and Ontop’s combined offering. David has worked for Schiedel for 35 years and will be using his considerable experience to help rationalise the new product range, as well as introducing innovations to the UK market. With five languages under his belt, David is the ideal candidate for dealing with export sales. Phil, who will be taking up his post on 1st January 2019, said, “this is a very exciting time for me and the companies involved. The range of products offered by Schiedel and Ontop allow us to deliver to a greater developer-update.co.uk
cross-section of the building services engineering marketplace, pooling the wealth of experience that these two organisations bring to the table. “One of my first tasks will involve restructuring and recruiting my department in readiness for a dual brand approach. A new Ontop external sales team, supported by a technical department will be set-up. Based in Schiedel’s UK headquarters, our warehouse will also take on the distribution of Ontop products.” David added, “as a long serving member of the Schiedel team I have seen the company grow and evolve over the last 35 years. This latest collaboration provides a great opportunity to move into new product ranges and applications, allowing both Schiedel and OnTop to develop innovative solutions. I am looking forward to helping both companies move forward with their ambitions, both in the UK and Europe.” For more information, contact Phil Lowe: email@example.com www.schiedel.co.uk
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Schöck wrapped parapets solution for Grade 1 listed rebuild
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The Regent’s Park end of London’s Portland Place has been the scene of a significant number of astonished looks recently. As passers-by have discovered that the iconic Park Crescent West, a Grade 1 listed residential Regency terrace built by architect John Nash, is no more. However, all is not as it first seems. The original Nash terrace, completed in 1821, was badly damaged during the Second World War and restored in the 1960s to provide offices and residential accommodation. The work though was considered flawed and not true to the original. As a result this is now a very rare case where the demolition of the Grade I listed terrace ‘and its replacement with a more scholarly replica would preserve and enhance rather than obliterate its significance’. Renamed Regents Crescent, the project will see the post-war version of the terrace converted back to the residential use for which the early 19th Century building was intended. Rebuilt with new brickwork and stucco that represents the original Nash design; and with interiors that respond to the heritage character of the architecture, the finished development will result in up to 76 grand London residences, nine mews houses at the rear and private gardens. The Schöck Isokorb types AXT in position...
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Avoidance of thermal bridging is critical The construction comprises a reinforced concrete frame with vertical concrete columns and horizontal flat slabs, stabilised by new reinforced concrete cores and walls. The roof structure constitutes a lightweight steel roof. The entire project is detailed to a very high level of specification and great attention has been paid to avoiding the risk of any potential thermal bridging problems. Preventing thermal bridging along the parapets was a critical consideration for such a high performance development, because as with balconies, parapets can allow conductive materials to transfer energy through the thermal barrier. Conventionally, in the majority of cases, the method of insulating parapets and parapet walls is to wrap the perimeter of the wall with an insulation barrier. However, the Schöck Isokorb used here offers developer-update.co.uk
a solution that is both more cost-effective and more thermally efficient than conventional wrapped parapets. Its 120mm insulation thickness results in low psi-values and therefore significantly reduces heat loss – and there is no wrapping required. It permits a more sophisticated construction opportunity for greater freedom of design and allows flexible distance between elements according to load requirements. An added benefit being there is no risk of any additional thermal bridging through balustrade fixings. Other key factors are durability and water impermeability. The Isokorb solution does not require maintenance and there is no risk of expensive restoration due to waterproofing problems. Another solution from the Schöck Isokorb range, a modular unit for steel-tosteel connectivity, is also utilised within the lightweight steel roof construction. This is a load-bearing thermal insulation element for connecting cantilevered steel
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Work in progress on the parapets
girders to steel structures. It can be used to minimise the risk of therrmal bridging in new construction or renovation projects involving penetrating support structures such as canopy roofs, frame system crossbars or balconies. The modular design of this Isokorb type ensures that it can be adapted to all profile sizes and load bearing capacity requirements.
Totally verifiable performance The Schöck product types used at Regent’s Crescent are for wrapped parapets and steel-to-steel connectivity, but the comprehensive Isokorb range from Schöck also offers solutions for concrete-to-steel situations and concrete-toconcrete. When any Isokorb product type is incorporated into residential buildings, the required fRsi value – the temperature factor used to indicate condensation risk
that must be equal to or greater than 0.75 – is always comfortably met. The range also complies with the Government Standard Assessment Procedure, SAP 2012, concerning CO2 emissions from buildings and respectively heat losses through non-repeating thermal bridges. Products meet full compliance with the relevant UK building regulations, have NHBC approval and offer LABC Registration. There is also the security of independent BBA Certification. Contact Schöck on 01865 290 890; or visit the website at www.schoeck.co.uk for a free copy of the Schöck Thermal Bridging Guide; the Schöck Specifiers Guide and to view the full range of downloadable software.
T. Gunning completes major renovation project at fairfield hall T. Gunning Ltd, the Chartered Building Company specialising in interior/ exterior refurbishment, has completed a major project to refurbish and renovate Fairfield Hall, a magnificent, historic building in Bedfordshire. McCoy Pearce was appointed on behalf of the management company to deliver the planned maintenance programme and to invite tenders from a selection of suitably qualified Contractors. T. Gunning was subsequently appointed to carry out works to the Grade II Listed former hospital on the maiden major works contract known as Phase 1.
Built in the middle of the nineteenth century, the hospital is now the magnificent site for some 350 luxury apartments, set in private land amid well-manicured gardens. Although the works were predominantly to the external fabric, it still required an awareness of the sensitive local residents’ needs, especially in terms of logistics to cause the minimum disruption.
Working closely with Chartered Building Surveyors McCoy Pearce, T. Gunning has helped to transform the building, cleaning and repairing masonry and undertaking an extensive series of repairs to the building’s timberframed windows. It has also conducted repairs to the roof, replaced guttering, and redecorated throughout – all of which has been done using materials appropriate to the building’s historic status.
To this end, T. Gunning established a methodical system of working from initial site set-up and scaffold erection, through to repair surveys and final completion. A dedicated site management team meant that any issues that were identified could be swiftly dealt with. Regular surveys and cost analysis reports ensured the project could be closely monitored, and any sub-contracted packages strictly managed for quality and compliance.
After successfully completing Phase 1, T. Gunning was invited to tender for the successive phases and has since successfully completed Phase 2 (in 2017) and Phase 3 in 2018.
Terry Pearce of McCoy Pearce says that the collaborative approach of T. Gunning is what made them a natural choice: “The quality of their work is consistently high, and external repair and refurbishment work is clearly their forté,” he explains. “But what really set them apart is their partnership approach to working. The team genuinely cares about doing a good job for the client. To this end we share the same values.” Being a listed building, there was a significant focus on repairing rather than replacing masonry and window frames as far as possible. Indeed, only a handful of timber frames have been replaced, the rest having been renovated using approved wood repair systems on which T. Gunning’s team is fully trained. “Masonry repairs have been completed using lime mortars, natural stone and reclaimed bricks,” Terry continues, “and any of the products and materials used have to be appropriate to a building of this status and agreed with the Local Authority Conservation Officer. It is important, therefore, to work with a contractor that truly understands the specific requirements of working on historic buildings and is able to work within those parameters.” To date, three wings have been refurbished – the East Wing, South Wing, and Bedford Wing – in three phases, and future phases will continue to be put out to competitive tender. Each phase has been completed on time and on budget, even though neither Terry nor the T Gunning team is always completely in control of the start and completion dates. It means being flexible: “The team at T. Gunning is very conscientious and a pleasure to work with,” he concludes.
Perhaps Father Christmas Really Does Exist?
Christmas is a testing time of year for most families whether it is emotionally, physically or financially. However one person through his own company and the help of his team are doing their best to help every day financially challenged families get through the festive period. The youngest of four children living on a council estate on the fringes of South London, Darren Greenaway may feel he had a bit of a challenging upbringing. It seemed most of the time the family was seeing his father who was a heavy drinker, either squandering what little money there was or gambling it on horses. This meant most of his childhood was hiding from people who wanted to be paid like the milkman, going without meals or generally struggling from one day to another. However despite this, his mother somehow always managed to achieve two very admirable things. A family holiday each year and a Christmas where each child received a present and Christmas meal.
17 Now as an adult and thankful for what he has achieved, Darren wanted to help the community. In 2012 he decided to set up the Greenaway Residential Foundation, the charitable side of his estate agency firm, with two sole aims. Firstly to provide ad hoc help to financially challenged families, who seem to fly under the radar of formal help like benefits and secondly to do good in the world until there is enough good in the world. Although the Foundation does charitable work throughout the year, their big effort is focused on Christmas. As estate agency during December is pretty quiet, Darren decided one of the ways he could help people, was to provide families everything they need to cook a full two course Christmas dinner. Using his mother’s values this was put into practice and working with local schools and council organisations to nominate families who they felt would benefit from such support. In the first year Darren and the team achieved just five meals, however six years later a total 247 family meals were delivered. In the early years of delivering the meals, it was noted how the children often still had few presents, so in 2017 the Wishing Tree was launched. Wherever possible children from the nominated families could pop into either of the Greenaway Residential Estate Agents offices in Crawley or East Grinstead, take a ‘snow flake’ off a tree and make a wish for a present. Like many adults Darren has a memory as a child looking through catalogues wishfully looking at toys, so he wanted to recreate the same memories for children and their parents. So to help them think of presents, families can go to a private office and look for a present the children would like to receive, thus trying to create a family moment that everyone can enjoy.
Once a present has been wished for, the Greenaway Residential Foundation approaches the local community to see if anyone or a business would like to sponsor a child’s wish. In the first year 52 wishes fulfilled, now in the second year an amazing 302 wishes were delivered. We are not sure if the team live up to the levels achieved each year by Santa Clause, but year on year the Greenaway Residential Foundation will continue to spread the Christmas spirit through the community with the help of the community. Greenaway Residential Foundation helps financially challenged families with ad hoc help to get them through a tough time. Do good in the world, until there is enough good in the world. www.greenawayresidential.com developer-update.co.uk
18 Jellico Gardens, Hemel Hampstead
This stunning Project was completed with HTA Design. Martin Jennings approached Graepels about manufacturing Decorative metal screens for a pavilion as part of HTA's heritage lottery funded restoration of the Grade 2 registered Watergardens in Hemel Hempstead originally Designed by Landscape architect Geoffry Jellicoe. Jennings notes that his own internal brief was for a historically appropriate reference to 20th century modernism utilising geometry rather than imagery. The Screens of the pavilion needed to be light, movable and thin enough to allow light to percolate. The final design was a complex pattern using varying perforation (hole) sizes to avoid finger trapping. This did not limit the design of the pattern, but was a consideration. Its was imperative neither the perforations nor the spaces between should Dominate in order to achieve the perception of changing patterns as you approach and move about the building. Jennings comments; Graepels were enthusiastic partners and helped us determine the material and technical considerations. There were a number of practical hurdles and Graepels found solutions to any problems that arose. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with manufacturers and specialist fabricators who are prepared to innovate and determined to deliver. I have rarely been as delighted to see a design completed and I do not know how I would have achieved it without Graepels. Graepels are delighted to have worked with HTA Design on such a unique project. The Perforated Pattern is visually stunning and is a delight for the user to view both internally and externally as the light dapples through the surfaces. Supplied by HTA and is a great example of how our customers inspire us. We enjoy working closely with our customers and are committed to ensuring that their visions become a reality. For more information on Graepels or Case studies please visit www.Graepels.com We are delighted to announce Graepels are now CPD certified for Perforated Metal. To request a CPD email email@example.com to find out the 'hole' story! I.S. ISO E.N. 9001:2015 developer-update.co.uk
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Cohesive and impactful signage implementation at IAG Cargo International Airlines Group is one of the world’s largest airline groups incorporating leading airlines in the UK, Ireland and Spain, notably, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia. As part of the organisation’s rebrand that would consolidate the airline’s cargo sub-brands, Signbox successfully tendered to fulfil a creative brief that would roll-out a high quality signage scheme across its workspaces at London Heathrow and hubs in Dublin and Madrid. Signbox’s solution was devised to transform tired, lacklustre meeting rooms and spaces into calm, professional settings and to restyle exterior areas while rationalising an intelligent new brand and giving a fresh impetus to IAG Cargo’s high-traffic, 24/7 environments. We did just that through exciting external signage, wayfinding, environmental graphics, manifestation, safety signs and finishing touches – all reflecting a seminal brand evolution that would turn heads and fire productivity. developer-update.co.uk
The airside, 24/7 high security operational buildings would feature newly branded external signage positioned at extreme height. Installing each sign during the UK’s coldest, ‘Beast from the East’ winter periods on the largest reach platform available was a hazardous operation that proved incredibly challenging, but the end result was a credit to our robust installation plan and highly skilled teams.
“In 2018, IAG Cargo undertook a significant global rebrand across over 200 stations world wide. Part of that rebrand involved substantial signage and office changes at our stations. It also required significant team work, collaboration and a creative edge. Signbox, working with our in-house team, managed to execute a complete revamp of our business in just a 7 week window. Incredible planning and flexibility meant that we maximised our impact and delivered a substantial project whilst being cost conscious through out. The Signbox team were a major contributor to the success of our brand launch.” - declared Adam Chaudhri, Head of Marketing & External Communications - IAG Cargo.
Time, too, was key. We had a window of just seven weeks to commission the entire signage solution – this included transforming IAG Cargo’s Heathrow base and project managing local teams in Dublin and Madrid to complete work on the overseas hub spaces. Technical Details IAG Cargo’s external signage comprised direct-tosurface printed ACM trays manufactured using our Durst P10 with HP latex-printed and laminated vinyl graphics completing the external cladding elements. Internal signs were printed using our HP Latex 3650 on Metamark high-tack with a scratch resistant over-laminate for easy maintenance within high traffic areas. The striking manifestation graphics were produced using Metamark digital frost that was HP printed and CAD cut on our Zund S3 while LG Class O fire-certified high-tack wall vinyl was used to create a series of captivating environmental graphics. Statutory signage and secondary wayfinding were formed from direct-to-surface printed acrylic.
Thanks to conscientious teamwork and collaboration with the client’s in-house teams, we successfully installed the entire signage solution within the constraints of time, logistics and hazardous working environments. The result is a cohesive and impactful implementation of a large-scale rebrand that has significantly enhanced both IAG Cargo’s corporate identity and its workspace. If you need guidance in what architectural signs or graphics you may need, we will be happy to provide an on-site consultation. Call us on +44 (0)1784 438688 or send your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
We treated meeting room walls with Idea Paint to serve as large dry wipe areas that were customised further to serve as AV presentation walls. To do so, 12mm thick black and grey Valchromat MDF panels were routed on our Tekcel EXR CNC and clad onto a carcass of fire-rated 18mm thick plywood. We then supplied and installed 65” monitors and associated cabling to complete these eye-catching feature walls. developer-update.co.uk
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Garador Staff Donate Food to Local Food Bank In the run up to Christmas staff at the UK’s leading garage door manufacturer, Garador, have been collecting food parcels to donate to their local food bank. The Lord’s Larder, which is based in Yeovil, has been providing emergency food supplies to local families since 1991. Garador staff have been donating food to their local food bank for the last couple of years, and this year they donated even more, with over 100 food items being given and a really great variety of things like biscuits, pasta, tinned vegetables, tinned fish and even a Christmas pudding! This year, Garador’s very own Alanna Babiy organised the food collection and really worked hard to make it a success.
To find out more about The Lord’s Larder, please visit their website at www.lordslarder.chardct.org.uk and to find out more about Garador and their range of garage doors, please visit www.garador.co.uk developer-update.co.uk
Garador’s Managing Director, Neil Discombe commented “We donated food to The Lord’s Larder last year in the run up to Christmas and this was something I was really keen to repeat again this year, to support those in need in the local community.” Neil continues “I was delighted with the range of products staff brought in from home and the increased number of goods donated from last year.”
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A world of possibilities with Vicaima doors
The eagerly anticipated 2019 edition of the Vicaima Interior Door Selector (IDS) has now arrived, with an array of products designed to inspire creative interiors for modern living.
Whether for homes, commercial environments, health or educational establishments, Vicaima offers original style coupled with outstanding performance. The 2019 IDS provides specifiers and distributors with an easy to navigate, priced guide through a myriad of styles and finishes that demonstrate the sheer breadth of possibilities available with Vicaima interior doors and doorsets. All doors are available in a variety of constructional cores, extensive choice of dimensions and of course a colour palette that allows real creative flair for new build and refurbishment projects. Whether the vision calls for wood veneers displaying their natural specie or stained in a contemporary tone, originally designed laminates and innovative foils or even a spectrum of paint lacquers; Vicaima has one of the most comprehensive selections available. As if 80 pages of door models were not enough, the Vicaima 2019 Interior Door Selector goes one step further, offering a wide assortment of additional modifications. Vicaima customisation provides the opportunity to select a door of choice from any of their Essential ex-stock solid core designs and to transform them with grooves, inlays and glazing plus many other factory servicing options. Effectively this creates thousands of additional doors patterns, all available with shorter lead times than conventional bespoke doors. Download a copy of the 2019 Interior Door Selector today by visiting the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com. Alternatively call 01793 532333 for further possibilities. developer-update.co.uk
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The Sash Window Workshop were contacted by a property refurbishment company, with whom they have previously worked on multiple projects, to manufacture and install timber windows and doors as part of a large restoration project in Oxfordshire.
The Sash Window Workshop Chosen for Timber Window and Door Renovation Project With several of the windows at the property requiring bespoke specifications, extra care was essential to ensure that the new windows fitted perfectly. The new joinery was manufactured at the company’s workshops in Berkshire using the latest computer operated machinery, alongside their craftsmen’s eye for detail. The materials used allow the company to manufacture replacement windows and doors to the highest specifications, giving the best possible performance and combining minimum maintenance with maximum lifespan.
Established in 1994, The Sash Window Workshop is this year celebrating 25 years of business. The company was established on the 11th February 1994 by Richard Dollar. Initially operating from a small pig shed in Ascot the company has grown and now operates from two workshops in Bracknell. The Sash Window Workshop understand the importance of providing excellent customer service, highlighted by the fact that over 40% of their orders in 2018 were from existing customers or recommendations. They are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders and are FENSA registered and FSC certified.
In total, 21 complete new windows and doors were installed, alongside 21 new sashes into existing window frames and Upon completion of the project, the owner of the property repairs were carried out to 4 additional windows and doors. commented that they are very happy with the windows and doors, that have helped transform the property into a The Sash Window Workshop liaised with the property welcoming home. The owner of the property has since placed refurbishment company, who were responsible for the an additional order for another replacement sash window at project, to ensure that the windows and doors were the property. installed in several phases to align with the project’s progress. To obtain a free, no obligation quotation to replace or repair the timber windows and doors on your project, contact The The Sash Window Workshop has previously collaborated Sash Window Workshop on the details below: with multiple homeowners, architects, contractors and developers and worked on various period properties, 01344 868 668 from small flats in Central London to large mansions and email@example.com prestigious properties. www.sashwindow.com developer-update.co.uk
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Protecting the workplace against fire Jane Embury, marketing director at Wrightstyle, the advanced steel and aluminium glazing company, looks at accidental fires in the workplace…and how to avoid them. Last year, fire crews in England attended over 560,000 incidents, 34% fewer than ten years ago. Of those, only about 170,000 were fires, and over 220,000 were false alarms. There were 321 fire-related fatalities, including the 71 victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster, compared with 278 in the previous year. However, every year in the UK more than 20,000 non-residential fires are reported, with many of those happening in our workplaces. While there are a large number of reasons why fires start, many incidents could be avoided if people better understood and managed the most common causes of fire. While the overall incidence of workplace fires continues to fall, they do tend to be larger and more complex, not only potentially posing a risk to life but to the continuity and survival of the company affected.
Faulty electrics are the biggest cause of workplace fires and workplaces are legally obliged to properly maintain all electrical equipment and to conduct Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) at least annually. These tests ensure that electrical goods are fit for purpose and remain in good working order. Failure to test annually is therefore not only a fire risk in itself, but could result in legal penalty. What’s also needed is a comprehensive fire safety risk assessment, particularly vital if combustible and flammable materials are used in the workplace. That assessment will then guide a fire safety plan to ensure the most appropriate storage, handling and disposal of flammable materials. Again, failure to comply with the fire and safety regulations is a fire risk in itself and, again, could result in prosecution.
Preventing workplace fire loss requires knowledge of both the underlying ignition risks and, if fire does break out, the reasons why the fire might spread.
But it’s not just complacency that’s the main fire risk, because accidents can happen – for example, an employee spilling liquid onto electrical equipment.
The main element that then determines the severity of a fire is the availability of a fuel load – the combustible materials that a fire needs to develop and grow.
What’s then crucial is that the workplace has sufficient and appropriate fire safety equipment, and that staff are fully trained in their use.
But while accidents can and do happen, a bigger threat is negligence because, in the event of serious incident, the company concerned may lose any right to insurance recompense, leading inevitably to financial difficulty and possible closure. While every company must have a named person responsible for fire safety, everyone in an organisation also has personal responsibility, because everyone must be aware of fire risk, proper procedures, and what to do in the event of fire. As we also constantly point out, one of the main lessons for building designers and owners is not simply to incorporate passive and active fire systems, but to look at the whole building’s capacity to withstand a fire. That’s why advanced glazing systems are so important, either for the exterior envelope of a building or for internal screens and fire doors, providing up to 120 minutes of protection against the spread of fire, smoke or toxic gases. Advanced glazing systems also do one additional thing. By containing the fire, they minimise damage to that company’s workplace and better provide continuity of operations. It is, if you like, an investment in peace of mind. www.wrightstyle.co.uk developer-update.co.uk
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Imaginative Wood Floor Installations Jorvik Viking Museum
Project - Supplying and installing a floor in the Jorvik Viking Museum in the centre of York Client - RMA Themed Attractions
Wood Flooring Supplier - The Solid Wood Flooring Company
We were asked by RMA Themed Attractions to supply and install a floor in the newly refurbished Viking Museum in the Centre of York. RMA completed the layout and design and then we supplied sample boards so they could choose the colour of the River and display area. The board installed was our E157 select grade 260mm wide engineered unfinished Oak. This was also used in the Design Museum. Being unfinished and high quality it allowed for the river to be created using a router and stainless steel insert and different coloured oils. This can be seen from the images below. The theme was to have a “River” that flows through the exhibits taking visitors to each different section of the Viking’s history in the UK. We were proud to be chosen for this project and our fitter did a fantastic job in less than a week. If you have any innovative design projects in any location, please contact us directly on 01666 504015 www.thesolidwoodflooringcompany.com developer-update.co.uk
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‘Next generation’ changing places for shopping & leisure A newly redeveloped town centre, billed as being “the next generation in shopping and leisure”, has taken the ethos through to its customer facilities, especially for disabled visitors. The Lexicon Bracknell, represents one of the biggest town centre regenerations in the UK, investing more than the £240millionto transform the area. IT has added 70 new shops and restaurants, and a new look a state of the art assisted, accessible toilet- a Changing Places. The facility means that anyone who needs help to go to the toilet when away from home can relax and enjoy the venue, knowing there are appropriate toilets on hand. Supplied and installed by Closomat, the UK’s leader in away from home assisted accessible toileting, the Changing Places incorporates a WC, adult-sized height adjustable changing bench, washbasin, and ceiling track hoist. It compliments The Lexicon’s existing accessible toilets, and is located adjacent to them, in The Avenue Car Park. All of the disabled toilet facilities are accessed via RADAR key, and are available during The Lexicon opening hours. Local Changing Places campaigner Suze Woodley, whose son Luke has cerebral palsy, commented, “It is great news that The Lexicon designers have included these facilities. Without developer-update.co.uk
them, my family and I, and thousands like us, either have to limit the time we spend somewhere, or not go at all. Now, as a family we can go into Bracknell, to shop, go to the cinema, eat, and relax knowing there are suitable toilet facilities. Let’s hope more shopping and leisure venues follow The Lexicon’s example.” Under Building Regulations and British Standards, a Changing Places should be provided in any facilities to which numbers of the public have access, and/or spend a length of time. Closomat is Britain’s leading provider of helpful toileting solutions, at home and away, including Changing Places and their similar Space to Change facilities. Uniquely, the company can provide an in-house, ‘one- stopshop’ complete package for ‘away from home’ assisted accessible toilet facilities, from design and commissioning, through to project management, supply and installation, and can also provide subsequent maintenance and repair. Its website www.clos-o-mat.com is the ‘go to’ resource available for campaigners, providers and specifiers alike, with a raft of support information including white papers, calling cards, CAD blocks, video and case studies.
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34 Bathroooms & Washrooms Throughout the world Novellini creates inspiring bathrooms that appeal to individuals at home, via our merchant partners. Working alongside architects and designers, we create beautiful and functional bathrooms that complement the home, helping to create tranquil spaces promoting Well-being within the living environment. Based in the beautiful market town of St Albans, Hertfordshire, we have a small but well stocked Showroom with multiple displays of enclosures, trays, baths and steam cabins. In order not to be disappointed please book in advance of your visit making sure we have the product your require on display. Supported by vast stocks at our warehouse in Birmingham and serviced by experienced staff ready to support your needs. All our products are maintained by our qualified service engineers and supported by parts readily available from stock. Our products are available nationwide through our merchant partners and retailers. Please use our dealer locator link to find your nearest dealer or call us directly for more information on 01 727 229 922
Respect for environmental safety and quality Each of our products is designed and manufactured to meet the latest European standards in terms of quality, safety and environmental friendliness. The adoption of low environmental impact production processes, the total control on toxic substances and significant energy savings, are the answers to the problems of a world in a constant evolution.
Antibacterial Coatings Novellini has chosen to enrich the paintings with silver - and zeolite - based additives, in order to prevent proliferation of bacteria, moulds and fungi on the surfaces. Our paints are laboratory-tested according with the JIS Z 2801:2000 method. Compared with traditional paints grant more than 99% reduction of the most common bacterial organisms (Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Escherichia coli). developer-update.co.uk
Glass - Crystal Clear Treatment Crystal clear is a innovative glass treatment which is applied in laboratory conditions at our factory using state of the art machinery. First the glass is cleaned then evenly sprayed with the Crystal Clear treatment, finally thermally baking onto the glass surface. Thanks to the unique chemical reaction within one single application the glass surface has been modified absorbing the treatment, thus giving you a longer lasting protection. Hygienic , biological tests have proven that the Novellini glass has 98% less bacteria than non treated glass. Low maintenance, The water will run off the glass leaving less residue on the surface, no need to use heavy cleaning chemicals, great for the environment , with less maintenance , more resistant to every day use staying new for longer. After care , After showering Novellini recommends that you wipe down the glass using a soft cloth or squeegee, only clean Novellini products using our specially formulated cleaner â€œClean itâ€? which can be purchased through our dealers and directly with Novellini UK. We hope you enjoy your Novellini product for many years to come, please visit www.novellini.co.uk for more information and other exciting products.
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Buying a New Bath? Where Do You Start?
The Simple Answer is With Lucite® Acrylic
Lucite® cast acrylic has been used for making the very highest quality baths for over 80 years. Many of the world’s best known bath manufacturers choose to work with Lucite® acrylic because they know it’s simply the best. High quality, durability, designability, beautifully rich, glossy surfaces and amazing colours, Lucite® brand acrylic has it all. GETTING TO GRIPS WITH ALL THAT CHOICE! With a multitude of styles from built-in and freestanding baths to baths with jets and other added functionality, there’s just so much to choose from. Here are our top tips:
1. Think future-proof colour Don’t forget, baths crafted from Lucite® acrylic are built to last so make sure that you’ll be happy to have the colour you choose for many years to come. Lucite® acrylic has the ultimate choice.
2. Have fun with shape and design The bath is the main focal point of most bathrooms and as such, you need to consider carefully the sort of shape and style you want. Ask the bath retailer if you can hop in and lie down to check that it’s comfortable for you too!
3. Choose a bath that looks and feels good and is built to last We’re confident that our material is second to none when it comes to looking and feeling good. With normal everyday developer-update.co.uk
use, Lucite® acrylic is so durable it will retain its beauty with minimum effort, offering lifelong luxury.
4. Choose a bath that’s easy to keep clean We know that baths made from Lucite® acrylic are very easy to keep clean; the nonporous surface prevents dirt from accumulating and resists stains better than other plastic materials.
5. Don’t forget about installation You’ll have to get the bath in there, so why not make it easier for yourself. A bath made from Lucite® acrylic is light weight, making it easier to handle and install. To learn more about genuine Lucite® acrylic surfaces for your bath, shower, basin or spa, visit us at Luciteacrylic.com T: 01254 874000 CONTACTUS@LUCITE.COM
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After 80 years, Lucite® brand has earned a global reputation for its unique combination of performance and aesthetic characteristics. A bath made from Lucite® acrylic is the most cost-effective choice for a tub offering a long lasting and durable surface, with an elegant high gloss finish. Specially formulated for superior thermoforming, our acrylic is engineered to form easily into even the most complex shapes and styles. From rich beginnings to a bright future, one thing remains the same… Baths, shower trays, basins and spas crafted from Lucite® acrylic have the ability to offer lifelong luxury.
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MOTORWAY INCLUSION ARRIVES AT GLOUCESTER SERVICES SOUTHBOUND The UK’s only major independent motorway services operator has further enhanced its quality offering for customers by adding a state-of-the-art disabled toilet facility. Gloucester Services has opened a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet, on the southbound side of its site on the M5 motorway. It represents the second such facility provided by the operator and reinforces the ‘five star’ rating the site already has from VisitEngland. Supplied and installed by the UK’s leading provider of accessible toilet solutions, Closomat, the new facility offers more space, and additional equipment (eg a ceiling track hoist, height adjustable washbasin, height adjustable changing bench) to enable people who need support to go to the toilet with dignity when away from home. “We know the new Changing Places toilet will make a difference to thousands of people who rely on these facilities,” said Paul Tidswell, operations director at Westmorland. “We strongly believe that every person developer-update.co.uk
who visits our services- whether to take a break during a journey, or as a specific destination- should have the dignity of access to appropriate facilities.” Addes Vicci Livingstone-Thompsoin, CEO of Inclusion Gloucestershire, “It’s easy to take for granted that we can just go where we like, when we like, without having to think about toilets. Changing Places are not just toilet facilities. They offer dignity, and safety. They’re the ability to unlock the real potential for life, to get out and do things most of us take for granted.” Currently only about 20 motorway services offer Changing Places facilities, but the number is increasing, with the specialist toilet facilities now available up and down, and across the UK. Closomat is the major provider, having completed projects for Roadchef, MOTO and Cornwall Services in addition to Westmorland on the motorway
network, and beyond, for names such as IKEA, JD Wetherspoon, Alton Towers, Legoland. Closomat has become the ‘go to’ company for Changing Places. It was the original sponsor of the Changing Places campaign a decade ago; its website www.clos-o-mat.com is an exemplar resource for campaigners, providers and specifiers alike, with a raft of support information including white papers, calling cards, CAD blocks, video and case studies. Uniquely, the company can provide an in-house, ‘one- stop-shop’ complete package for ‘away from home’ assisted accessible toilet facilities, including Changing Places and Space to Change, from design and commissioning, through to project management, supply and installation. It is also unique in being able to additionally provide subsequent maintenance and repair.
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So why choose Purus? The NOOD No-Odour trap is just one of many features of our Mini Series Floor Gullies and Purusline Living linear channels, and will stop any bad air escaping even when the drain is left to dry out. Itâ€™s just one of the reasons why our drains are used in so many projects like Leeds Universityâ€™s Henry Price Building student residences (pictured). With many of our products certified by the BBA and with BIM Objects ready to download, Purus make the ideal choice for all of your level-access drainage requirements.
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IT’S NO MIRAGE, THE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING FAST…… Says Tony Gittings, managing director of Rinnai, a global leader in the manufacture of hot water heating units and systems. And it is the end user that is emerging as the determining force in making changes to suit today’s demands and expectations. In the past several years we have seen some extraordinary changes in our little patch of the wide heating and plumbing arena. Gone are the established supply lines, gone too, is the dominance of the ‘traditional’ products in the supply of hot water in commercial and institutional sites. Water is the stuff of life, simple as that. It is a very precious commodity that is the foundation of our entire quality of life. In 2013 the Energy Savings Trust completed and issued a major report titled ’At Home with Water’. The report detailed our domestic use of water. It came up with some stunning figures re: the amount of water used domestically – each person uses approx. 140 litres of water daily with the average household using almost 350 litres per day. Just think of a one litre bottle of water, then multiply it 350 times – it’s a huge amount and it is not decreasing. developer-update.co.uk
One of the biggest water companies has a consumption guide on its website and it estimates that just one person will use almost 180 litres of water daily. A quick website also shows the per person consumption of hot water when they are away from home. When someone stays at a hotel or hospital, they consume 160 litres of hot water each day! Offices use a measly 22 litres in comparison! So, there is no doubt that hot water consumption is rising and, given the rapid development of techniques building energy efficient homes which require less than 10kW heating, means that hot water provision is getting more and more driven by the end user.
41 At the moment, domestic hot water provision is provided via the boiler, usually a combi type, although those homes with renewables tend to use a water heating appliance as an auxiliary supplement. But the biggest development in the last few years has been the launch of installing companies which are wholly and totally based online. These typically give the consumer a quote, a date for installation and provide finance. The installer is given a date and time to do the installation - no buying of materials - the domestic heating marketing is now thinking inside the Box because of innovations like Boxt. It really does look like the days of box-shifting are gone. Commercial systems of hot water provision come mainly via the traditional style ‘stored’ system – or the Rinnai continuous flow method where hot water is delivered instantly, economically and efficiently in an engineering sense. But the consumer and the installer - domestic or commercial – are beginning to demand a complete service now. We have seen and even anticipated these changes. Rinnai has made considerable financial investments in the two critical areas of any commercial enterprise - high quality of products and service excellence aimed solely at the installer and their end user. We espouse the concept of complete system efficiency in terms of hot water delivery and we practise that every single working day.
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TCL helps David Wilson Homes win RSPB environmental awards David Wilson Homes has appointed landscaping specialist TCL to create wildlife friendly habitats in several of its new developments in the north west, to help them win a number of newly created RSPB awards. The RSPB Wildlife Friendly Gardens scheme is aimed at encouraging house builders to use plants and features to help birds, bees and butterflies feel as at home in the neighbourhood as its new human residents. As well as giving the developers the warm glow of knowing they’re doing something to help the environment, the gold, silver and bronze awards mean they can show off their green credentials to potential buyers and the wider community. Developers are awarded points for including different features - for example planting wildflower turf, scented gardens and beds of cornflower annuals are worth two points apiece, while stretches of native hedgerow earn three points. Additional features such as water butts, compost bins and physical homes for insects, pollinators and mammals are worth further credits. Top & Right: TCL is creating hedgehog hotels in RSPB Wildlife Friendly Gardens for David Wilson Homes.
TCL regional relationship manager Sophie Kelly explained: “TCL has been creating insect and animal friendly sites for many years. Hedgehog highways, bug hotels and bird boxes provide welcoming habitats for feathered and furry residents while also enabling local school children to feel part of the expanding community. “This new RSPB scheme has added an extra layer of appeal for house builders. Everyone likes to be acknowledged for their achievements and having an award they can display in their sales area and on their literature has got to help enhance their image among the buying public and those living nearby.
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