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04 Industry News
Knightsbridge Residence by Jonathan Tuckey Design Shopkeeper Maureen Doherty’s London apartment was designed to be versatile. A bathing room with a Japanese soaking tub is sometimes used for meetings, her front door holds a merchandise display case, and closing a row of builtin cabinets in the center of the main room transforms it from an open kitchen to a serenely neutral space. “The flat might be used for photo shoots or to warehouse her clothing stock. Her brief was to have no names for rooms,” says Jonathan Tuckey, principal of London firm Jonathan Tuckey Design (JTD), which executed the idea. “Her boundaries between work and home are really blurred.” The 1,100-square-foot apartment occupies spaces above and adjacent to Doherty’s boutique, Egg, in a house that was once a 19th-century dairy stable. Two years ago, Doherty commissioned JTD to renovate the building next door and convert its attic into a pied-à-terre. The new apartment would be a place where she could recharge her creativity and occasionally let the back-of-house functions for her business spill over. Doherty and the design team agreed it was important to retain remnants of the building’s past life—exposed brick walls, a gabled roof, and a large triangular truss, which maintains its barnlike appearance. “We always strip everything back to how it was made. That helps us to uncover problems, but it’s also about aesthetics,” Tuckey says. In addition to shooing away birds nesting in the rafters, digging to connect the old stables to the city’s service lines for gas and plumbing, reglazing skylights, and waterproofing and insulating the roof and walls, the architects highlighted the truss by painting it white to match the newly sheet-rocked ceiling and chimneylike baffles added around skylights. Then came the work of making the space function in the open-ended ways that Doherty wanted. As kitchens are centers of home life, Tuckey first built in the flexibility there by installing a compact culinary center (an oven, counter, sink, refrigerator and pantry) within one of three boxy whitewashed volumes that sit like art installations in the space. The onewall kitchen also serves as a room divider that
Industry reacts to Clean Growth Strategy announcement With the Government’s long awaited Clean Growth Strategy published today (12th October), many of the industry’s top organisations have voiced their opinions. The Solar Trade Association (STA) argued that the UK government is ‘artificially holding back’ solar revolution costs consumers and limits community & business action, with no explicit new measures to boost current deployment which has plummeted and which has been kept afloat by progressive planning policies by some local authorities.
separates a living/dining area from a study and stairs down to the shop. When not in use, the kitchen disappears behind pocket doors. Another boxy partition houses a toilet with an adjacent shower and lavatory, while a traylike box that holds a sleeping loft is perched above in the rafters like a cozy nest. JTD relied on humble materials to keep the overall costs down. The cabinets, a closet, and the sleeping loft’s walls are made from particleboard; door handles are pine. Kitchen and bath fittings are fashioned from unadorned copper pipes. Elsewhere, luxury lies in the finishes. Paint covering the attic’s ceiling, walls, and floor is of high quality. The spare-looking bathing room is clad floor-to-ceiling in hand-glazed ceramic Portuguese tiles. Its Japanese-style soaking tub was custom-built in Sweden. The craftsmanship in these details is what Doherty wished to celebrate, just as she does with the artisanal dresses, perfumes, and housewares she carries in her shop. In that way, “it’s her very own chapel,” Tuckey says.
Chris Hewett, STA policy manager said: “It does seem extraordinary that when a technology as vital to the world’s future as solar is asking, not for any new public support, but for simply a level playing field with other technologies that the Government is not moving to respond. This technology will dominate global power supply in years to come so in the interests of UK plc, the Government needs to stop putting the UK solar industry at a competitive disadvantage. “We will be looking to the Autumn Statement for the measures we need urgently to level the playing field for solar power.” The WWF also commented on the published strategy, with head of energy and climate, Gareth RedmondKing saying: “The strategy’s ambition is to be welcomed, however the details fall short of what we need to lead the UK to a green and prosperous future. The news on improving homes is a victory for owners, renters and landlords; and more money for off-shore wind – the cheapest form of generation – is great news. But overall the UK Government admits that it will miss most of its targets. “They are not delivering the emissions reductions needed in the next decade, relying instead on past success to offset missed targets with the rapid power decarbonisation that we’ve seen to date. This risks passing on a worse situation to the next generation. The UK Government has much more work to do in putting forward credible policies to close a carbon gap of nearly 10% by 2032. We have been a global climate leader, but if we set out plans that don’t meet our own targets to meet the global threat of climate change, then we will have so much further to go to meet the more ambitious international ones agreed in Paris.” But the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) were happier with the announcement. They said “the Clean Growth Strategy is a positive signal that the Government understand the significant opportunities for the UK that moving to a low carbon economy can bring. They have listened to the industry by providing a clearer longer-term trajectory for improving the energy efficiency standards of existing homes, and adopted our own aspiration for upgrading as many of these as possible to EPC Band C by 2035.”
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Success at Structural Timber Awards 2017 The 2017 Structural Timber Awards has been a success this year. With the increasing interest in offsite technology mixed in with the wealth of new projects that have been completed over the course of the past year, the event appears to be one of the best Structural Timber Awards yet. Construction professionals attended the event on October the 10th in order to showcase and celebrate the great, the good and simply outstanding. In the industry. The Awards took place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The event was hosted by compere Mark Durden-Smith. There were more than 200 amazing submissions at this year’s Structural Timber Award, and the panel of judges had a tough job to selecting the winners. The big winner of the night was B & K Structures and Waugh Thistleton Architects for Dalton Lane, who managed to fight of the competition and claim the Winner of Winners award. One of the judges described this winning project has inspirational for the way it demonstrated what could be achieved by using the correct combination of time, cost and performance. The head of this year’s judging panel was the Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, Andrew Carpenter. Commenting on the submissions, the judges felt that all of the entries were of an excellent quality and that the expertise shown across all of the categories was impressive. With such strong competitions, the winners of each category had to be truly spectacular. With this year’s awards appearing to be such a success, attention has now moved on the next year’s awards, planned for October 2018. These awards will also be a time to recognise the improvements in the industry, the excellence show by businesses and the expertise and improvements to technology in the timber industry, all of which helps to create attractive and energy efficient and sustainable buildings.
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Swiss Team Wins 2017 Solar Decathlon building, NeighborHub promotes sustainable activities among residents of urban neighborhoods, providing space for educational workshops, community meals, local markets, and even bicycle repair.
Despite hurricane-related delivery setbacks, the multifunctional space sweeps the DOE-sponsored competition. The Swiss Team took first place in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon in Denver. The communal flex space, NeighborHub, was found to be the best blend of smart energy production, innovation, and market potential among the 11 entries. University of Maryland’s reACT home, integrating Native American environmental ethics, took second place, while UC Berkeley and University of Denver’s stackable multifamily design, RISE, finished third. The student teams participated in a total of 10 contests over nine days, in which industry professionals evaluated each building’s performance, livability, and appeal. In a test of energy and water efficiency, students carried out everyday tasks within the homes, such as cooking and cleaning. The Swiss Team took an unconventional approach to its Solar Decathlon design by creating a multifunctional community space instead of a traditional home. More than a sustainable
The winning team is made up of 250 students from four Swiss schools and 150 supervisors from professional and academic sectors, who named their collaborative effort “The Swiss Living Challenge.” The 44 team members attending the event had to scramble through construction, after Hurricane Harvey and flooding in the Port of Houston delayed one of their 12 shipping containers. Despite this setback, they pulled off first place in six out of the ten contests, sweeping the overall Solar Decathlon competition with a 50-point lead. The 2017 Solar Decathlon teams were selected nearly two years ago through a competitive process, representing a variety of design approaches and building technologies. They targeted a broad range of individuals, including emptynesters, low-income buyers, families recovering from natural disasters, and tribal communities. The Solar Decathlon requires student teams to design, build, and operate full-sized, sustainable homes with an eye towards market potential. “This prestigious competition engages students from across the country and internationally to develop the skills and knowledge to become the next generation of energy experts,” says Linda Silverman, event director. “Together, we’re ensuring that employers have the qualified workers they need to support American job growth.”
Vinci looking for new suppliers on university job VINCI Construction UK is linking up with Constructionline to find new suppliers for its upcoming Swansea University project The contractor is holding a Supplier Engagement Event on October 25 to outline opportunities on the Swansea site where VINCI will be building a new academic block and a student accommodation tower . VINCI is looking for local contractors for a number of works packages including: carpentry, external metal doors, stair
balustrading and metalwork, internal glazing, fitted furniture and equipment, smoke curtains, curtains and blinds, furniture, fire stopping, ceramic tiling, soft flooring, decoration, mastic pointing, hard and soft landscaping, external furniture, external signage and cleaning.
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Trevor Harlock, National Supply Chain Manager, at VINCI Construction UK said: “VINCI believes strongly in supporting local subcontractors and businesses in the regional areas in which we operate.
“We’re looking forward to seeing all trades represented at the event and can’t wait to start working on these fantastic facilities for Swansea University.”
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“We understand the importance of creating lasting, working relationships with local companies and relish the opportunity to speak with our potential supply chain face-to-face.
The ‘meet and greet’ event will take place at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea and doors will open at 0900 until Noon
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Al-Jawad Pike combines brick, concrete and timber for restrained London home extension
“Matter-of-fact” materials such as concrete, brick, and timber in muted tones have been used to create this extension to a family home in Stoke Newington, north London. London-based architects Al-Jawad Pike expanded the Victorian property for a teacher, a TV producer, and their young daughter. The studio was asked to create a new cooking and dining area that directly overlooked the garden – replacing a former kitchen it said had been cramped and dark, with views to the outdoors obstructed by a small utility annex. The studio, which is lead by Jessam Al-Jawad and Dean Pike, designed the extension as one open space and employed simple materials in a restrained colour palette. Grey brick walls have been paired with Douglas fir floor boards, while concrete has been used for the kitchen work surfaces. Oak finished with natural oil has also been used for cabinetry including integrated shelving. This aesthetic was largely inspired by Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens, who is recognised for his use of concrete on the interior and exterior of buildings. Lampens’ work also informed a project by architects Clauwers & Simon, which made extensive use of board-marked concrete to build a rural home in Belgium’s Limburg province. “His unusual combinations of matter-of-fact materials were a significant influence,” Al-Jawad told Dezeen. “We wanted to avoid using paint as much as possible.” “The use of grey [bricks] was a subtle reference to brutalism, and combining it with the room’s concrete and oak joinery elements seemed an interesting way to offset a rough surface with some refinement,” he added. A brick staircase illuminated by a skylight links the new kitchen to the original house. Daylight also filters through from an oak-framed full-height window at the front of the extension, which slides open to allow access to the garden.
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Pettit Group took their stand at this year’s Kent Construction Expo, amongst some of the leading Construction and Infrastructure companies in the UK. The event, was very well attended and proved a great networking opportunity for all those that visited the Kent County Showground in Detling. Elena Pettit and Annie Lloyd from the recruitment solutions division of the Pettit Group, promoted their ‘Christmas comes early’ theme on the day, offering one-off reduced placement fees for white collar services for those in attendance. The girls were also handing out Christmas stockings with numerous goodies inside, for lucky passersby. The winner of the day went to Carly Northwood of DDS Demolition, who won the business card raffle for a bottle of Champagne, presented by the girls following the event. Keep an eye out for our UVDB verified priced works contracting division- PETTIT Contracting Services making an appearance on Civil Engineering, Utilities and Highways projects in the early part of 2018, Denis and his team are pricing some very exciting projects currently, so watch this space! In the meantime, as ever, for any Construction and Civil Engineering labour supply, or recruitment needs please call PETTIT Recruitment Solutions on 01304 802720, email: Recruitment@pettitsgroup.com or visit: www.pettitrecruitment.com developer-update.co.uk
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CT1 and Westfield shopping Centre CT1 which is now commonly known as the No 1 sealant on the market has around 25 accreditations to its name. It has the highest standard for specifiers, architects and engineers with accreditations such as ETAG 022, ISEGA, EC1 to list just a few. It is now been tested and approved as the ultimate eco-friendly product. CT1 is a revolutionary and unique hybrid polymer formulation it replaces several products that would be used on any project. Therefore, it owns and is credited with the infamous strapline “The Snag List Eliminator “. CT1 seals leaks instantly and prevents future leaks on that application spot, it seals and bonds on wet surfaces even under water. CT1 is used and praised by many for the numerous benefits and is deemed by architects and specifiers as the ultimate “get of jail” card… will do the job first time around all the time and can be guaranteed it’s got the job done. It has been used on various p r o j e c t s , ve r y p a r t i c u l a r, tricky projects where no other construction product would work. Ken Hodgson from Axis 3 Design, who has over 20 years’ experience in architectural practice and provided a high level of intellectual capital over a wide spectrum of construction. These projects vary from commercial, retail, residential and local government. They use the best products and adapt best practice. Ken has mentioned the firm started specifying CT1 following several recommendations from other architectural firms. developer-update.co.uk
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Polyseam will be exhibiting some new and innovative products from their GRAFT brand at HVAC 2017. Polyseam, the company behind the GRAFT brand of premium sealants, adhesives, fillers and passive fire protection products will be exhibiting some new and innovative products at HVAC 2017, stand no. H260. This is the first time the company will be attending this event and are keen to showcase a few of the new products added to the GRAFT brand. One product in particular is the GRAFT HIGH PRESSURE DUCTING SEALANT which is VOC, solvent and emission free and has an EI 240 fire rating.
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EUROPEAN SYTLE AT BRITISH SHOW We may be parting from the EU, but we are not parting from our love affair with European furniture. The January Furniture Show (21st -24th January, NEC, Birmingham) will see over 30 major European brands showing alongside the 470+ UK brands, enticing buyers with swish new collections and new finishes.
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Italian giants Camel Group, Nicoletti, Stone Italia and Italia Living will bring their sumptuous leather upholstery and sleek living and dining furniture.
For living and dining furniture with Scandi cool and plenty of choice, Skovby is the stand to visit.
Joining them will be major b r a n d s f r o m G e r m a n y, Denmark, France and the Republic of Ireland, including Weimann, Skvoby, Akante and Alfrank, among many others. For over 30 years from their North-East Italian base, multi furniture supplier Camel Group have sent their chic and go-ahead fabric and leather suites, bedroom, living and dining furniture all over the world. With select options for the contract market, theirs will be a hot stand in January. Italia Living has continually developed new standards of style in their long history of developer-update.co.uk
With uniquely engineered extending dining tables and clean cabinets to match, they offer the ultimate in uber-cool living designs. Catering for large and small spaces, their stand will be a dining treasure trove. The Germans are well known for their engineering expertise and furniture is no exception in receiving such attention. Weimann are among the list of big-league German furniture producers exhibiting this January, who continually develop integral bedroom storage collections with high flexibility and a vast choice of finishes.
Joining them are Nolte and Rauch, who also bring their own individual designs and wardrobe systems giving visitors plenty to see in the world of bedroom furniture. The pull of European furniture is easy to understand, the contemporary styling, modular forms and highgloss finishes offer a notable alternative to the more traditional styles prevalent in the UK. The January Furniture Show is the only show in the UK attended by so many European brand - so it offers UK buyers the only opportunity of the year to see such a diverse selection of European companies in one place. The full list of UK and European and UK exhibitors is on the show website, where you can also register for your free attendance to the show: www.januaryfurnitureshow.com
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The furniture packs are available in three options; ‘Choice’, ‘Ideal’ and ‘Supreme’ and tailored to suit individual budgets. There’s also a children’s furniture package, which features a selection of fun designs. The packages have been developed to offer a one-stop-shop furnishing solution, and are ideal for two or three bedroom properties, comprising of bedroom, lounge and dining furniture. The fully co-ordinated packages are available to suit all interior tastes, whether that’s traditional or contemporary, and can be worked to create a custom look. For clients looking for a tailored scheme, the company’s interior design team can create a bespoke solution. Lighting packages include energy efficient and low energy LED ceiling fittings with matching table and floor options. Lamp shades are also available in an assortment of shapes and sizes to conceal bulbs where a ceiling fixture isn’t required.
Designer Contracts Introduces New Furniture and Lighting Ranges The UK’s largest flooring contractor and interior design experts to the new build sector, Designer Contracts, has launched new furniture and lighting packs, enhancing its current offering.
Packages are available in three styles; ’Select’, which represents excellent value for money, the prestigious ‘Supreme’ offers a more luxurious selection of fittings, while ‘Glow’ is a colourful range – great for a children’s bedroom. Said Designer Contracts md, Peter Kelsey: “The packs are a convenient option for developers, contractors, landlords and even students or first-time buyers. They represent excellent value for money and take the hassle out of shopping about for furniture and lighting. “They have been designed to save time in the sense that the hard work has been done for the customer, ensuring a quick return on investment.” In addition to furniture and lighting, hardware and linen packages provide all the basics needed, including cutlery and towels, providing a one-stop-shop option. Designer Contracts operates across 12 UK regional facilities. As well as curtain and blind packs, the company provides furniture and lighting packs and operates a showhome design division. The company is also the UK’s largest provider of floorcoverings to the new build sector. Follow us on Twitter: @DesignerContrac or Facebook: Designer Contracts
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Incorporating some of the most advanced technical features in safety shoe design for the winter months. Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety shoes and boots are fast becoming among the most popular brands choice among discerning tradesmen and women. There’s over 30 products to choose from that integrate modern designs and sporty looks with best in class materials for comfort, protection and durability. There’s a host of market-leading features in our products that will keep your feet warm and dry all winter long. Light, safe fibre-glass toecaps won’t conduct the cold while our new composite plates are made of technical fibres that are lighter and thinner but still stronger than their predecessors. Added to the Vibram outsole and Cordura Rip-Stop fabric, you’ll get rugged protection all day long. developer-update.co.uk
While Goretex forms part of the uppers to make them highly breathable, they’re also water repellent and waterproof to keep your feet dry. Added to which, the unique BOA Closure System on certain styles, distributes the pressure evenly across your feet to ensure a glove-like fit. Overall, this combination of materials, fabrics, linings and high-tech features provides the kind of insulation and protection that will keep your feet warm and comfortable on cold winter days. To get more information on Solid Gear and Toe Guard - the Next Generation of Safety Footwear, visit the website at www.solidgearfootwear.com alternatively, call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.
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Whatever type of hammering jobs you have to do, the Hultafors Tools range of Hammers delivers all the power and precision you’ll need. In this new generation range you’ll find Ball Hammers, Carpenters’ Hammers, T-Block Hammers, Electrician’s Hammers, Sledge Hammers, Dead Blow Hammers and even Copper Hammers. They’re tools that can handle the toughest work, delivering the best possible levels of precision, performance and safety. Ergonomically designed for ease of use and with a range of sizes and a special grip technology, these Hammers are perfectly crafted for your needs. With vibration damping features as well as reduced recoil and even an anti-sparking feature in one of the models, you can rest assured that the Hultafors Hammers will be the perfect additions to your toolbox. To get more information on Hultafors Tools call the Helpline on 01484 854788 or check out www.hultafors.co.uk
SPSenvirowall makes first cladding division appointment
As part of its major expansion into the cladding market, leading external wall insulation and render provider SPSenvirowall has appointed a new Technical Specifications Manager to drive forward its new rainscreen cladding division. Gavin Ross is tasked with heading up the new division and introducing its innovative A1 non-combustible and bomb blast-rated cladding systems to the UK for the first time. SPSenvirowall announced its exclusive UK partnership with specialist cladding manufacturer Dynamic Cladding last month. Gavin, who was Specification Manager for the London Olympics 2012 and joins the team from a leading cladding manufacturer, said: “A major part of my role with SPSenvirowall is to work alongside architects, contractors and installers, supporting them with the right specification, technical detailing and cladding products for their projects, assisting the process from project conception to on site completion. “Dynamic Cladding’s glass, stone and 3D stone rainscreen cladding, which are only available through SPSenvirowall in the UK, are unique in this market place and they open up a lot of exciting, new opportunities to future proof projects.
towards for many years. We have now become a whole solution for architects and developers who want to bring all aspects of a project together under one supplier, combining external wall insulation, render and cladding. “Having Gavin lead the cladding team with his specific expertise in specification is a big boost to the new division and the company as a whole.” The new cladding products that are now available in the UK include DynaPanel Glass & Stone systems, both frameless and without face fixings, also DynaPanel Stone Veneer for interior wall linings and feature areas.
“I’m looking forward to introducing the products for the first time and seeing the difference they make to projects across the UK.”
SPSenvirowall sells in excess of 1 million square metres of external wall insulation per year and has branches in South Wales, West Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Essex and West Lothian, Scotland. The company offers a range of environmentally-friendly external wall insulations and render solutions for new builds and refurbishments, as well as decorative rainscreen cladding, supported by expert advice, guidance and training to contractors and architects.
Paul Winwood, Managing Director of SPSenvirowall, said: “Moving into the cladding sector has something the business has been working
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“They are some of the highest safety rated cladding products in the world and this - combined with the lightweight, flexible glass and stone materials used - provide opportunities for higher level specification and so many more different kinds of application.
BRIO PUTS A CURVE IN IT
Brio architectural hardware made an adventurous curved door project a reality for an innovative wedding venue in north Devon.
Tunnels Beaches is a network of hand carved tunnels leading to sheltered beaches and a tidal Victorian bathing pool at Ilfracombe, the location of a breathtaking beach front wedding venue operated by Devon Beach Weddings. The bespoke building curving out of the rock means there are no concerns about the UK weather and whatever turn it takes it is all visible through curved bi-folding glazed doors – whether opened or closed. The owner had the idea to refurbish and at the same time to extend the upper story of the curved building by 2 metres, installing curved bi-folding glazed doors and thereby increasing capacity from 130 guests to 160. With a full house for weddings in 2017, (120+ weddings booked), over 100 weddings already booked for 2018 and prime dates in 2019 booking fast, the extension was a must. Awlwood Joinery already had a good relationship with the owners Jamie and Zoe McLintock having worked with them at the Tunnels Beaches Bath House – an old Victorian bath house – which was turned in to wedding accommodation for the venues guests, so when the scheme was mooted to install curving bi-folding doors the McLintock’s turned to David Wray at Awlwood Joinery. “It wasn’t anything we had done before but we are skilled guys and the concept is not beyond the reach of man – after all we can send men to the moon – so we undertook the commission. The architect, RGP of Barnstaple, came up with a scheme and we did as they instructed – but with fewer doors (two sets, opening out). The design included wood cladding and lots of steel. “We opted for the Brio Weatherfold 4s system after talking to Bob Harrison at Hebden & Holding architectural ironmonger and the Brio team which takes panels up to 1 metre wide. The decision was led by the architect’ plans and the constraints of the timber as you cannot have huge pieces of curved timber so we had to make up the doors from smaller pieces that would eventually be bolted together on site. The actual frame was put together by the owner’s site carpenters.”
Brio’s 286 Dual Point Lock system launched last year has been joined by Brio’s 288 Lever Furniture to give joiners a deluxe option to offer their customers who now, more than ever, are looking for aesthetics as well as practicality. Brio’s 286 Dual Point Lock is suitable for Brio’s tough exterior folding system Weatherfold 4s with timber or aluminium panels and for single hinge panels, such as French doors, up to 3.5 metres high, offering an alternative to the standard flushbolts. It is both ultra secure and aesthetically pleasing. Rather than having the standard flushbolt at the top and the bottom of the door system on the inside of the property the end user can now choose a more sophisticated finish with the 288 lever handle readily accessible in the central part of the door so there is no reaching up or bending down to operate bolts. “I am also impressed with Brio R&D – they are always coming up with new ideas and fixes. Best on the market. The solutions are effective and the Brio representatives are helpful and thoughtful – that’s a one-off!” According to David Newton, General Manager UK at Brio, the demand for bi-folding and sliding exterior and interior doors is set to continue apace, with a variety of aesthetic demands from delicate ‘floating’ glass systems to commercial style projects such as this example in North Devon. “What this means in practice is that Brio, with its range of product and flexible attitude, will continue to keep pace with the architect’s need for innovative product that can transform anything they design on paper into reality,” he says. For more details on the BRIO product range visit www.briouk.com
David Wray says: “I am very pleased with the results especially with Brio’s new dual point locking mechanism. Most bi-folding doors are locked top and bottom which means reaching up and bending down to operate. The new Brio system is a finger locking mechanism. I am so impressed with it I am using it on all jobs. It may be more expensive but it is well worth the investment for the huge improvement and simplified operation and it looks so much better. developer-update.co.uk
DANLERS range of popular Outdoor Security Switches just got better! 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.
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 new 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 from 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 Email:email@example.com Website: www.danlers.co.uk
Snickers Workwear The Right Choice, The Bright Choice This Winter. Check out the newest and brightest working clothes from Snickers for the Autumn and Winter months in the new User Catalogue. There’s superb new Snickers products coming your way to make working in the worst of weather so much easier and comfortable – all of them incorporating the very latest in market-leading designs and fabric technology. There’s brand new 37.5 high-tech Undergarments, plus Jackets, Trousers and Accessories added to the RUFFWork, FLEXIWork and ALLROUND clothing families. Plus a brand new range of Hi-Vis garment collection for maximum safety and wellbeing on site. They’re all working clothes that deliver superb functionality, comfort, protection, and are equipped for any task at hand – so you can go boldly into the cold and dark. Complimented by Snickers’ Profiling and Embroidery services and the UK’s most extensive range of garment sizes, Snickers’ Workwear System delivers the ultimate solution to make every man and woman’s workday easier and safer.
For more information, visit the website at www.snickersworkwear.co.uk alternatively, call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788. developer-update.co.uk
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