Refurb & Developer Update - September 2018

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04 Industry News

New Student Accommodation In London

Developed by Tide Construction and its offsite manufacturing company Vision Modular Systems, Chapter White City is located on the site of the former Savoy Cinema. “Chapter White City is a fitting tribute to the famous cinema that once stood on the site, and the students that have chosen to make Acton their home will bring a vibrancy to this historic gateway to central London.

Our work here with Vision and HTA is testimony to the versatility of modular construction and what it can deliver throughout London and the rest of the country, in both the residential sector, the hotel sector and the student sector,” said Christy Hayes, chief executive officer at Tide Construction. Manufactured by Vision in their purpose-built factory in Bedford, the modules used precision engineering production line techniques designed to streamline the process and deliver a quality end-product at a faster pace of construction.

“Chapter White City is a stunning new addition to our growing London student portfolio, completed in time for the start of the 2019 academic year this September. Vision and Tide have perfected the art of modular construction, with Chapter White City standing as proof of the highquality craftsmanship which can now be achieved by this innovative construction method,” said Troy Tomasik, Managing Director – Investments at Greystar. In addition, Tide and Vision Modular Systems are also onsite in Holloway delivering a 257-home student accommodation scheme for Chapter. Tide Construction Limited is a unique development and contracting company, utilising both traditional and Offsite Manufacturing Methodologies (OSM). The team provides full turnkey building solutions using highly advanced offsite techniques and are market leaders in modular construction.

Crest Nicholson Announces New Homes In Cambridgeshire A Reserved Matters Application has been submitted by developer Crest Nicholson for 192 homes and landscaped public open space at Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire. Located on the former airfield to the north west of Huntingdon, Crest Nicholson will become the fifth housebuilder to join the growing development of over 5,000 homes. The new homes benefit from a prominent location on the central hub of the first phase, having been carefully designed to reflect the character of the local area. The green spaces around the homes will be connected by safe cycle and walking routes and a number of public amenities along the Linear Park, including orchards, outdoor table tennis and other games will also be delivered. The houses at Alconbury Weald will be a mixture of one & two-bedroom apartments and

four-bedroom townhouses along the green Boulevard. The cricket pitch will be surrounded by townhouses with balconies, while semi-detached and mews properties frame the Linear Park, which follows the line of one of the former airfield’s taxi-ways, creating a safe walk and scoot to school route. Crest Nicholson chose to design the homes with contemporary buff-coloured brick and red brick in order to denote distinct character areas within the development, while being complemented by blue brick and render detailing. Internally, the homes will be light and spacious, and finished to a high specification. “We are excited to have secured the opportunity to become the latest housebuilder to join the growing Alconbury Weald community. With over 5,000 homes, an enterprise zone

and a variety of public amenities – including new schools, sports pitches and a health centre – this is truly a visionary project for the wider Cambridgeshire area. Our plans are to deliver a mix of 192 high-quality homes and we look forward to working with Urban&Civic bringing this vision to fruition,” said Toby Lambert, Development Director at Crest Nicholson Chiltern. The application comes forward under the Planning Framework and Design Code set in place by the Outline application for Alconbury Weald.

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New Homes For Doctors And Nurses To Help Plug Acute Staff Shortage

The first housing development exclusively for clinical staff will open in Salford to help plug an acute staff shortage in the NHS. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with housing association Salix Homes to provide a 26-apartment complex for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff who work at the organisation. It comes after the Trust revealed it was struggling to fill 200 vacancies, with the lack of affordable accommodation one of the barriers to attracting people to the area. Ian Moston, group chief finance officer for Salford Royal, said “Like most organisations in the NHS we have a significant number of vacancies. Our partnership with Salix Homes will provide a major benefit to us in helping to attract people to work and settle in Salford. “For the majority of us, the ability to live close to where we work is an

important part of balancing work and home life. Through this partnership with Salix Homes we hope to provide people choosing to come to Salford with good quality, affordable housing whilst they establish themselves in the City on a long term basis. “We hope this venture with Salix Homes is the first of many areas where we believe we can collaborate to improve the health and wellbeing of people living and working in Salford, and the area and can become a template for other communities.” Salix Homes has spent more than £2million converting the former sheltered housing complex Alexander Gardens in Broughton into modern one and two bedroom apartments. The project was partially funded thanks to a £780,000 grant from Homes England Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme. Alexander Gardens on Gorton Street has stood empty since the Boxing Day 2015 floods after the former residents were re-housed when their homes were damaged by the worst

flooding to hit Salford in decades. Since that fateful night, extensive flood resilience measures have been implemented within the facility and the wider area to help protect against future floods. Sue Sutton, executive director of operations at Salix Homes, said: “It’s no secret that the country is in the grips of a housing crisis, but it really brings it home when our own local hospital cannot recruit staff due to a severe shortage of suitable and affordable accommodation. “In the year our wonderful NHS turns 70, we are very proud to be able to offer a solution to provide affordable accommodation for doctors, nurses and other health professionals and help ensure our NHS can continue the fantastic work it does for another 70 years and beyond. “We believe this project to be among the first of its kind in the country and shows the importance of the health and housing industries working together to help overcome some of the most critical issues facing our sectors.”

06 Industry News

The Netherlands Will Soon Be Home to a Self-Sustaining Eco Village The first of many ReGen Villages is slated to be built 30 minutes outside Amsterdam.

Part of ReGen Village’s mission is to create “off-grid capable neighborhoods,” according to the company. To achieve this, the firm is consulting with local design practice Except Integrated Sustainability and plans to erect internet-ofthings–enabled prefab and modular structures. The 60-acre village will feature 203 houses and vertical greenhouse gardens that will provide fresh produce grown with collected rainwater. Precipitation can also be filtered through the houses and stored for drinking purposes. Food waste will become fish and animal feed for on-site aqua and animal farming. The houses are designed without driveways or parking areas to encourage residents to walk or bike. Self-driving electric cars and buses will be stationed on the outskirts of the village to transport people to and from Amsterdam and the Almere town center. The residences will range in price from approximately $233,000 (€200,000) for smaller row houses to approximately $990,000 (€850,000) for larger villas. Imagine a neighborhood where landscaping comes in the form of vertical gardens bursting with fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes; where the roads are only wide enough to walk or bike to a friend’s house; where you can volunteer at the local community center in exchange for homeowner association (HOA) fee discounts, tracked using blockchain technology, of course. Silicon Valley–based construction company ReGen Villages has imagined a place like this and is planning to develop the world’s first

self-sufficient suburb 20 minute outside of Amsterdam in the Dutch town of Almere. Inspired by research for the Solar Decathlon from Stanford University as well as a UN sustainability brief from the Stanford Center for Design Research—which was co-authored by ReGen Villages founder James Ehrlich outlining preliminary plans for the villages—the construction firm aims to address the issue of exponential population growth by creating affordable, sustainable housing options, according to its website.

Residents will play a role in sustaining the community through volunteer work in gardens and community centers, among other things. Using blockchain technology, their hours will be logged and translated into HOA fee discounts. Following the successful completion of the Almere ReGen Village, the company hopes to develop more villages in other harsher climates, including sub-Saharan Africa and rural India. It plans to break ground in the Netherlands by the end of 2018 with the first structures to be constructed in 2019.

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New Primary School In Patchway Construction work is underway at a £5.6 million primary school located on the old Filton Airfield in Patchway. The Charlton Wood Primary Academy is being built by Bristol-based Beard Construction and it will open its doors in September 2019. The scheme includes the addition of 14 classrooms – eight rooms for juniors, four for infants and two for reception – and it will provide places for 60 students in reception and year one. Each year, 60 new places will be created, aiming for a total of 420 pupils by 2025. The academy, which was designed by South Gloucestershire Council and BBA Architects, will include four breakout spaces, a library, kitchen, offices, staffroom and a large hall with a stage. There would also be play facilities outside, such as an outdoor timber classroom with a grass mound amphitheatre and a tepee village outdoor learning area, a multi-use court for netball and tennis and a grass sports pitch.

development is named after the village of Charlton, which was demolished in the 1940s to make way for a runway extension at Filton. “Over the last year we have been working really closely with residents to ensure that the school is at the heart of the community. We are really excited to be opening next year and look forward to welcoming our first cohort,” said Headteacher Neil Lankester.

“There are some really interesting outside features to this scheme which will be fun for our team to build, and even more fun for future students to use,” said Sean Franks, Beard Construction contracts manager. The primary school is part of Charlton Hayes – a brandnew 2,200- home extension to Patchway. The mixed-use

PRP’s Later Living team redevelops Lewisham’s Almshouses One Housing Group Limited (City Style) has completed a £26 million scheme in Lewisham, South London. Designed by PRP, the development provides 92 new homes, including 64 for older people, 26 homes for sale, and an additional two family houses for social rent on a separate site at Blessington Road. Built in 1963, the site was originally home to the Christopher Boone’s Almshouses and has been developed by housing association One Housing in partnership with the Merchant Taylor’s Boone’s Charity. PRP’s design approach revolved around the need to care and protect older people living in Lewisham. It consolidates the existing almshouse accommodation previously situated on two sites and is well located in terms of access to the high street and public transport routes, but also in relation to a residential care/nursing home operated nearby. The building typology is closely aligned with the aspirations and recommendations of the HAPPI report. The older persons accommodation, which has an age restriction of over 57, is configured as a ‘U-shaped’ block that wraps around a central garden courtyard, while the accommodation has been reinvented as dual-aspect apartments, each with its own front door accessed from

walkways that overlook the garden. The apartments are generous in size at 10-15% larger than the minimum space standards, and all benefit from bay windows and large balconies. Carefully arranged landscaped areas are at the heart of the development, with a circular, covered walkway that leads to a communal summer lounge, a terraced garden designed as a quieter space for residents, and a garden for those interested in horticulture and vegetable growing. Anne-Marie Nicholson, senior partner at PRP, said: “These state-of-the-art homes have been sympathetically designed by our ‘Later Living’ team with residents in mind, particularly those who are older and desire modern homes with nearby access to care. We have redeveloped the original properties to bring the community together, centred around a beautifully landscaped courtyard that allows for socialising and hobbies. “People spend years building a community for themselves, and this natural bond to one another and to a location should be a key consideration in design terms. Designing with people in mind is at the heart of what we do, and we’re determined to create homes that provide older people with the lifestyle they’ve always had.”

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New factory at Lime Green gets thumbs up from the market

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To celebrate the recent opening of its 100 metric tonnes a day capacity manufacturing plant, Lime Green Products held its first Open Day attended by customers, architects and restoration contractors, conservation officers and the Lord Mayor of Much Wenlock, who all enjoyed a tour of the new factory which impressed all. Joe Orsi of Orsi Contini Consultants, a customer and historic buildings specialist said “I like what you have done and I have no doubt that this brave investment will benefit and secure your business well into the future.” Continuing over 500 years of lime production on Wenlock Edge, the UK’s leading manufacturer of lime based mortars, renders and plasters, Lime Green Products completed the construction of its £2 million state of the art mixing plant in just 3 months, after 3 years of planning ! The building frame required over 150 tonnes of steel. Twenty three storage silos holding over 600 tonnes of raw materials provide the capacity for a daily manufacturing output of approx. 100 metric tonnes. A sophisticated software system ensures highly accurate computer controlled batching of ingredients for all products. Co-founder and Operations Director James Ayres said “The plant is designed for very precise weighing and mixing, for some ingredients as accurate as 1 gram per tonne, which allows us to make a product with greater consistency over time whilst also improving efficiency in raw material and energy use. The bulk storage is cleaner and safer, as materials are contained in sealed, constantly monitored silos. This has also significantly reduced the amount of HGV traffic on and off the site, and eliminated a large amount of packaging waste. The plant has a wide range of ingredients available on demand from the silos, everything from very traditional roman cement and limes through to modern low-carbon binders. This allows us to switch between products with ease to meet short lead times, a real concern for many contractors in the industry.” For further information please contact or on M: 07914 394302




Jennifer Williams looks at how continuous flow hot water delivery systems are fast overtaking the old technology of heating and storing water ready use.

Reports from the market on hot water heating system delivery in the commercial sector are showing a transition away from older technologies, which commonly use large volumes of cylinder stored and reheated hot water, are reaching a ‘tipping point’ with continuous flow units vastly out-perform them in terms of capital costing, economy of fuel, plant room space and lifetime efficiency. Each family is said to use 80 litres of hot water daily and the older technologies employed by traditional means of stored hot water heating systems are increasingly unable to economically and sustainably meet these market demands. Stored types of systems feature an insulated cylinder or container that keeps large quantities of water heated by either a boiler or immersion heater, and reheated when temperatures drop below a useable temperature. Thus, when there is demand, stored water is released and used, and then the cylinder refilled and reheated to remain at optimum temperatures (above 60°C) until next use. The market today requires and expects instant access to hot water, and in most domestic and light commercial applications there is no need for an inefficient system that can have a significant lag in recovery time to fully reheated water reserves. The major claimed benefits of storage systems lie in large commercial applications, such as a gyms or hotels, which need very large volumes of water at peak times – however, this can be easily accommodated by using a cascade system of continuous flow units. According to an AECOM independent study (AECOM is the largest building services consultancy in the world) the life cycle costings of continuous flow systems in comparison to equivalent storage systems, on average a ‘continuous flow water heating system can be up to 7% more economical’. At 89% efficiency on average, a storage system will encounter heat loss and wasted energy - reheating at times when there is no demand, for example. A continuous flow unit will maintain an efficiency level of 96%, increasing the returns on investment; or in other words, major savings on ongoing costs. Continuous flow hot water delivery is disrupting the old ways with new ways of doing it better, faster and more economically. The continuous flow units and systems offer heating efficiency, reliability, space saving, Legionella prevention and environmentally conscious Low NoX outputs - plus a Limescale Check system which ensures optimum performance throughout the life of the unit by constant monitoring and alerts for any buildup of lime-scale residue. Limescale can build exponentially if left and ignored, where a 1.6mm depth of limescale on a heat exchanger means a drop in efficiency of at least 12% - and a cut in the efficiency of any system means higher running costs. ‘The payback investment over the 10 years-plus life of a single Rinnai unit can be measured and shown to out-perform cheaper and much less efficient water heaters in a matter of months’, adds Chris Goggin, Operations Director.

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Caudwell Children Centre of Excellence, Keele University Architect: Contractor: Ceiling Contractor: Project size: Products:

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Caudwell International Children’s Centre (CICC) is the UK’s first independent purpose-built facility dedicated to autism diagnosis, therapy and research. The £20 million facility at Keele University Science and Innovation Park. The 60,000 sq ft building has incorporated curved steel roofs around two internal courtyards.


The centre has been meticulously designed to provide an ideal environment for disabled people, with a particular focus on the needs of children with autism and neurodevelopmental conditions. Ecophon’s Omar Hussain described how the design of the building called for specialist acoustic solutions. “All of the rooms and large spaces have curved walls which made the concealed Focus Ds installation very non-standard. The integration with M&E proved to be a specific challenge which we had to address directly on site.” Paul Norris of Miles Industries was the ceiling contractor for the duration of the project and from initial design meetings prior to an order being placed, to pricing of the works and both surveying and managing elements of the works. He described working on the CICC building: “A high proportion of the walls were curved, this made installing standard products a challenge. We had to use several products which are usually used sparingly on standard construction projects including 6mm Glasroc plasterboard and flexi perimeter trim.”

All of the rooms and large spaces have curved walls which made the concealed Focus Ds installation very non-standard.

“We installed Focus Ds predominantly on the ground floor in the ‘front of house’ areas where children, staff and parents would be. Advantage was mainly used in the staff office areas on the upper floors. Both of these products were installed in the Lab area, along with Meditec and some Focus E.” Paul and the Miles Industries team know Ecophon’s products well and as they were involved at the design stage, they were able to advise on the best product to use in many cases. Although it was their first experience of working with the Ds tile. “We have worked with Ecophon before and have experience with a number of their products but it was our first time using the Ds tile. We were involved at design stage. The architect and client were after a class A absorption tile so had already specified Ecophon. However, we were involved in adapting a few specifications for commercial reasons. We also helped the customer specify suitable ceilings for various spaces to meet very demanding requirements. The concealed system was a high priority.” The Miles Industries team found it useful that the Ecophon team were available for site visits when needed, and to answer installation queries.


Acoustic excellence recognised at trade association awards Acoustic professionals gathered in the Midlands for an annual event that promotes and recognises excellence in their industry. Projects across a variety of environments were celebrated at the Acoustic Awards, organised by ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. For six years ANC, the voice of professional consultancy in acoustics, noise and vibration, has held the awards to promote and recognise excellence among UK acoustic consultants. This year the awards showcased the skills of members across five categories. An award was also given at the evening event for the best presentation of an award entry, judged by delegates at the ANC conference, which took place earlier in the day. The winners were presented by Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration at the University of Cambridge. A distinguished panel of judges comprising of academics and professionals, as well as representatives from the sponsor companies, scrutinised the national and international entries. Full details about the successful entries can be found in the awards brochure Robert Osborne of ANC, said: “The awards recognise worldleading expertise in our industry. “They show how ANC members lead the way to improve acoustics for the whole of society and promote high standards and good practice in the industry. “We are very grateful to our sponsors and judges for their support.”

15 The winners were: Building Acoustics, sponsored by H&H Acoustic Technologies • WINNER: Clarke Saunders Associates - Quadrant 4 • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Adrian James Acoustics – Nur Alem Pavilion • COMMENDED: Arup - Royal Academy of Music • COMMENDED: Hoare Lea - Outer Space Project

Education Acoustics, sponsored by Ecophon • WINNER: Hoare Lea - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Apex Acoustics - The National Centre for the Written Word • COMMENDED: WSP - New River College Pupil Referral Unit and The Bridge Integrated Learning Space

Environmental Noise, sponsored by ANV Measurement Systems • WINNER: Southdowns Environmental Consultants Crossrail C510 • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Temple Group with FLO – Northern Line Extension • COMMENDED: Arup - Forth Replacement Crossing

Vibration, sponsored by Pliteq • WINNER: Atkins • HIGHLY COMMENDED: AECOM • COMMENDED: Apex Acoustics

Smaller Projects • WINNER: Bureau Veritas - Sidac Sports and Social Club • HIGHLY COMMENDED: RBA Acoustics - Lyall Mews – Site Enclosure

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P C Henderson’s barn door hardware specified for period property renovation Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has witnessed an ever increasing trend for its Rustic 80 barn door hardware over the past few years. The hardware has recently been specified for a home renovation project by first time buyers Reece Hall and Zoe Wood due to its unique features and space saving properties.



ocated in the Kent countryside, Reece and Zoe purchased the property in June 2017. Built in the early 1900s, the 2 bedroom, semidetached cottage was full of character but required a much needed renovation to help restore the property to its former glory. The 11 month renovation included a complete rewire, full house re-plaster, a full damp-proof course, new heating and plumbing system and a new kitchen and bathroom. The couple also required some sliding door hardware for the properties bedroom and bathroom doors.

“We’re more than happy with our Rustic kits and we would definitely consider P C Henderson’s hardware on future projects or a possible extension to the cottage”

“When planning to renovate the property, we agreed that we’d like to maintain some of the cottages original character and charm. Having refurbished the cottages original pine plank doors, we were keen to make a feature of them. Due to the size of the doors, they weren’t suitable to be used in a traditional swing system as they consumed quite a lot of valuable space. We decided a sliding door system would be the best solution but we needed something which would suit the traditional décor”, commented Reece.

P C Henderson’s Rustic sliding barn door hardware was identified as the best solution for the project. With its beautifully crated barn style hangers, Rustic 80 complemented the original pine plank doors perfectly. “After seeing an image of sliding barn door hardware on social media, we knew this was the perfect product to incorporate into

our renovation. We carried out some online research and came across the Rustic 80 by P C Henderson, after reading through some positive reviews we were confident it was the right product for us and we weren’t disappointed”. By installing a sliding door system over a traditional swing door system, Reece and Zoe were able to save valuable space in both the bedroom and bathroom as well as adding a unique feature to the property. “We’re more than happy with our Rustic kits and we would definitely consider P C Henderson’s hardware on future projects or a possible extension to the cottage”, continued Reece. Ideal for barn conversions and period properties, Rustic 80 is a great way to add a unique feature to the home. Available in a matt black or stainless steel finish, the system caters for doors weighing up to 80kg and will soon have a Soft Stop available to further add to the refinement of the product. For further information: Tel: +44 (0) 191 377 0701 Sales:


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Accoya® Sourced from fast growing sustainable forests, Accoya® wood, which spans eight decades of research, is a certified softwood which uses Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology to deliver exceptionally high levels of performance, stability and durability. Boasting a 50-year guarantee for exterior use and 25-years when used in the ground, Accoya® wood offers all kinds of new possibilities and solutions for outdoor projects which may involve challenging and demanding applications.

Outstanding durability from Lathams The UK’s largest independent timber and panel products distributor, James Latham, now offers the next generation of timber and panel products through all nine of its nationwide panel depots with both Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya® Extreme.

It can be used for virtually any joinery project and is a perfect solution for exterior cladding, siding and façades where aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and insulation value are key factors. Plus, for window frames, Accoya® wood is the material of choice. Not only does it have extremely low thermal conductivity but it matches or exceeds the durability and dimensionally stability of the best tropical hardwoods. It can be opaque coated or, for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood, translucent coated. Accoya® wood’s low maintenance requirements add to its cost effectiveness and environmental credentials.

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Medite®Tricoya® Extreme This panel exhibits outstanding durability and dimensional stability, allowing it to be used in applications once limited to products such as concrete, plastics or metals. With the added benefits of light weight, sustainable raw materials and a guarantee of up to 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground, Medite®Tricoya® Extreme provides architects, specifiers and designers with an entirely new construction material, allowing greater design flexibility and endless opportunities for creativity.

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The combination of acetylated wood fibre with the manufacturing technology of Medite MDF means it can be used in situations and applications where normal MDF panels cannot. However, it maintains all the design, fixing and machining flexibility of medium density fibreboards. Using sustainably sourced FSC® timber, Medite®Tricoya® Extreme is made using a high-performance resin which has zero added formaldehyde in its formulation, ensuring the product is also suitable for environmentally sensitive areas. James Latham’s Technical Timber Sales Development Manager, Justin Hayward explained, “These products offer ground breaking levels of performance in both stability and durability as well as outstanding environmental standards and they are fast becoming recognised by architects, joiners, specifiers and the construction industry as the materials of choice for exterior applications.” 0116 257 3415.


Prepare for the joy of winter with a new DRU designer gas fire As this year’s glorious summer fades from our memories, our thoughts turn to autumn and winter and how to introduce stylish design as well as warmth and comfort to our homes. New fireplace design and technology means that gas fires are no longer simply functional heating appliances, but bring a touch of class to any home, with their innovative designs and beautiful flame pictures. Whether or not your home has a chimney, you can still enjoy a modern, efficient gas fire, which can be installed in your home in less than one day and bring years of enjoyment and energy saving.

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DRU Fires is a company that has been in business since 1754. Now, in the 21st century, it produces some of Europe’s finest gas and wood fires and stoves, together with some interesting new renewable energy appliances.

Built-in contemporary gas fires Top of the range are the DRU Maestro and Metro series of built-in contemporary gas fires. They come in a variety of sizes, capacities and styles, including front view, 2-sided, 3-sided and even see-through tunnel fires. Because they are balanced flue fires, they can be installed without a conventional chimney, creating much greater flexibility of design. They can be used to create striking architectural features in the home, such as room dividing walls and pillars, enabling their authentic flame pictures to be viewed from all angles and transforming the living space in the process. They are manufactured using some technically advanced materials, such as Clear View glass for a perfect view of the flames and mirrored Ceraglass interiors, which produce a stunning infinity flame effect.

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Freestanding designer gas stoves


DRU also produces some attractive and versatile freestanding gas stoves, such as the Passo (pictured). This sleek, cylindrical stove with its curved glass window features a gorgeous log fire bed, just like a real wood stove but without the need to constantly store and replace the firewood. All high end DRU gas fires are operated using the exclusive DRU Eco Wave app for tablets and smartphones. This allows you to adjust the flame pattern and gas consumption using a simple graphic display.

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A further option is the DRU PowerVent extended, fan-assisted flue system. This enables gas fires to be installed in previously inaccessible locations such as highrise apartments, loft conversions, basements, hotel lobbies, restaurants and much more. The only limit is your imagination.

Ingenious new cavity wall gas fire If your preference is for a more traditional fireplace, but your home has no chimney, why not investigate the new DRU Global cavity wall gas fire? This ingenious model fits neatly into your brick wall cavity with a discreet terminal on the outside wall. A matching slimline fire surround and hearth completes the classic fireplace look. It takes up very little floor space in the room and provides a beautiful focal point for the whole family to admire. All DRU designer gas fires are Eco Design ready with A energy ratings, making them suitable for new-build as well as general domestic use. DRU gas fires are available from approved fireplace retailers throughout the UK. For further information and to find a local dealer visit

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Scotscape install Living Walls for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland Scotscape is delighted to have completed two interior living walls at the London office of Grosvenor one of the world’s largest privately-owned businesses. Grosvenor develop, manage and invest in property in more than 60 cities around the world. Incorporating vertical greening into this communal space enjoyed by staff and clients’ alike reflects Grosvenor’s clear mission ‘to deliver lasting commercial and social benefit’ to their properties. Designed and planted to create not only a beautiful aesthetic but also to boost air quality, these two living walls measure a total of 32m2. Upon completion it was heartening to

receive the following comments from Miles Brown of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland: ‘I have just returned from leave and have viewed the completed living walls for the first time. I must say that they exceed my expectations in every way. I have been absolutely delighted by what you and the Scotscape team have delivered to the Grosvenor Office. In terms of project delivery, I wholly appreciated your flexible and tenacious approach to solving the problems that our somewhat quirky building presented. I know that it cost Scotscape both time and money that had not been anticipated and I thought that it was to your great credit that you got the job done so efficiently and with good humour.’ Angus Cunningham says ‘It is heartening to receive such positive feedback

about our professional installation teams for this prestigious project. We look forward to maintaining the living wall moving forward and to our continued work with Grosvenor’. If you would like to understand more about the design installation and maintenance of living walls for both interior and exterior projects why not book a CPD with Scotscape? Our presentation has been met with very positive feedback and will inspire and educate architects and property developers interested in specifying smart green technology into buildings to receive the many benefits that plants deliver. To reserve your CPD date contact or call 0208 254 5000 to discuss your project with our friendly team.

Introducing sustainable landscapes in the built environment to promote biodiversity, health and wellbeing.

Scotscape is an innovative landscape construction company. We offer the complete green solution to property developers seeking to improve their landscape, gardens, roofs and walls to meet green targets and create healthy buildings for residents, staff or customers of commercial property. Our services include the design, installation and maintenance of exterior and interior living walls, green roofs, hard and soft landscaping and landscape maintenance. In addition our knowledgeable team designs bespoke smart green solutions to fit any brief.

If you would like to discover a complete green solution for your property get in touch with – or book our CPD face to face or via webinar with

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The LANDSCAPE Show is returning this September 18th & 19th for another year bringing together Garden Designers, Landscape Architects and Contractors alike all under one roof for two days. With a mission to impress, LANDSCAPE is dedicated to showcasing a vast range of suppliers and manufacturers from across the industry, displaying everything from their bestselling to their latest products, innovations and technologies. Come down to Battersea Park on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th September to select, source and network! With over 200 new and returning exhibitors, LANDSCAPE promises to deliver a complete range of products from Stone, Paving and Aggregates to CAD Services and Software, Tools, Machinery and Vehicles to name a few. The LANDSCAPE Show has quickly become one the most valuable trade events for any professional designer looking to source new product ranges to use within their projects. Alongside their extensive exhibitor base, LANDSCAPE is bringing back their CPD Accredited Seminar Programme to allow visitors to earn up to 11 CPD points with industry educational sessions. Featuring some of landscaping’s most prominent names, LANDSCAPE has intricately designed the Seminar Programme to touch on pivotal topics from a variety of sectors of the industry. There is something for everyone looking to learn! Some of their most notable sessions include Landscape Institute’s Adam White discussing ‘The Future State of Landscape – People, Place, Nature’, CGD Landscape Design Company’s Sally Court who’ll be discussing ‘Tales of the Unexpected: Glitches Working Overseas’ whilst Material Council’s Ian Hunter will be discussing ‘Innovative Materials for Landscape Projects’. All LANDSCAPE seminars are free to attend and don’t require registering in advance, simply turn up on the day! To keep updated on our Seminar Programme check online at

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! LANDSCAPE 2018 brings many more inspiring events to the table. This year will see the return of the enlightening ‘PechaKucha’ session featuring many acclaimed Landscape Architects such as Carolyn Willitts from CW Studio, Ceylan Ombregt & Charlotte Wilberforce from Martha Schwartz Partners, Robert Myers from Robert Myers Associates and Andrew Wilson from Wilson McWilliam Studio. Not to mention LANDSCAPE will also be launching their ‘Meet the Designer’ sessions this year, drawing together the industry’s legendary Garden Designers to share their insight and experience with visitors of the show. Featuring in these sessions are Luciano Giubbilei from Luciano Giubbilei Garden Design, Aralia’s Patricia Fox and Julie Toll from Julie Toll Landscape & Garden Design. The show is open from 10am-6pm on Tuesday 18th September and from 10am-5pm on Wednesday 19th September. Both the exhibition and all seminar sessions are free to attend. Simply register in advance at:

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Tradespeople say heat is forcing them to down tools, and call for on-site water stations Apart from the recent thunder storms, Britain’s summer has so far proven to be a very un-British scorcher. With temperatures hitting sweltering highs, spare a thought for the bricklayers, carpenters and other tradespeople that have to work outside, and who have already had to endure the bitter Beasts from the East earlier this year.

To find out how people on the country’s construction sites are handling the heat, the UK’s largest online supplier of ironmongery, IronmongeryDirect, has carried out a poll among its customers – mainly sole traders and small businesses. The research reveals that almost 40% of respondents have been prevented from completing a job because of the hot weather. As many are self-employed, they are likely to be feeling the impact of any heat-induced pauses in work through loss of income. Their professional reputation can also take a battering despite making decisions to leave the site for safety reasons. A Met Office spokesperson added: “We would urge high-risk groups including tradespeople to follow the Public Health England advice to take care in the sun, especially when temperatures are potentially reaching 30 degrees or more throughout this week - either stay out of the sun or be sensible and don’t go out in the strongest sunshine hours which are 11am to 3pm.”

In addition, half of the survey respondents felt that water stations should be introduced on-site to help them keep cool at work. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, Managing Director of IronmongeryDirect, has questioned whether more should be done to protect tradespeople in extraordinary weather conditions: “This heatwave has been more prolonged and relentless than anything I can remember. With it not beyond the realms of possibility for this type of weather to become more frequent, I think it’s vitally important for tradespeople to receive more protection.” The heatwave is not all bad news. It has resulted in more work for builders - 25% of poll participants said they are being asked to install more swimming pools and 1 in 2 have noticed a higher demand for outdoor decking.



Award-winning design and workplace consultancy, Office Principles is celebrating 30 years of enabling great organisations by transforming their workspaces as it continues to work across a variety of office fit out and refurbishment projects. The office interiors expert has recorded an average of 10 per cent year on year growth in the last five years and is currently looking forward to completing the next six months with a bulging forward order book. Joint managing director of Office Principles, Cyril Parsons is delighted with the steady growth of the company he co-founded three decades ago: “It’s always been important to us to stay connected to our clients and we have forged our path based on the working ethos that creating spaces that really make a difference can be achieved if we can develop a very real and detailed understanding of our clients’ needs. “No two businesses are the same and nor should their office spaces be. By taking a consultative approach, we work with our clients to create spaces that measurably impact on wellbeing and productivity while providing significant cost and space-saving solutions.” A family-run concern, Office Principles was an early adopter of the

concepts surrounding agile working and the team is keen to guide its clients to understand and embrace the changes in working practice that enable this style of working to be so successful. Cyril continues: “One of the most rewarding aspects of what we do is to help our clients to streamline their spaces and enjoy a more fluid working existence, which automatically removes the unnecessary costs associated with having surplus space or the misuse of space. One of the other aspects of office redesign and space planning that is sometimes overlooked is the impact it can have on recruitment and retention.

for roll out projects, Office Principles’ geographical reach might be set to change. Office Principles has built a strong and varied commercial portfolio over the years to include blue-chip brands such as Exterion Media, Telegraph Media Group, Visa Europe, GE Capital, Fitness First, Tata Communications, ResMed, Direct Marketing Association, Land Securities, Mothercare, and Kuoni. For further information on Office Principles and its services, visit

“We work for clients that value their staff and want to create cutting-edge environments that better serve and support them – and that’s why those clients come to us !” With a specialist knowledge of London and the South East, the company has focused on these specific areas to grow its business however, as an increasing number of clients are requesting its services

Robert Godwin, CEO of Lamington Group, commented, “We have run our business in Hammersmith for over 30 years, and as a local business we’re very much looking forward to bringing this much-loved building back to life and giving it a new purpose with a full historical restoration. HUT Architecture is a specialist in the design of places to work and will be the perfect partner to help restore as much of the original building fabric as is practical in order to celebrate its historic and aesthetic value.” Lamington Group is also seeing success and expansion in other areas of its business. Its unique hometel concept, room2, launched with room2 Hammersmith in 2016, followed recently by the opening of room2 Southampton in June 2018, and now a third hotel has just been confirmed for Manchester. The move confirms the hometel offering and its potential for growth outside the south east.

LAMINGTON GROUP SECURES PLANNING PERMISSION TO DEVELOP LISTED MISSION HALL INTO FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE Hammersmith-based property developers Lamington Group and HUT Architecture are pleased to announce they have secured planning permission and listed building consent to redevelop and refurbish the Grade II listed building at 41 Iffley Road, Hammersmith into nearly 7,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation. The former mission hall, which dates from 1883-4, was used as a set painter’s studio from 1966 to 2014, and is now being reimagined as a flexible workplace for the creative industries. Lamington Group is working with HUT Architecture, an award-winning architectural practice based in East London responsible for major projects

across the city spanning residential and commercial properties. Works will open up the hall, extend the basement and insert a new mezzanine level to create an open plan floor space and bring a new viewpoint to the unique vaulted roof. In addition, complete restoration works of the listed building will be carried out, including stonework, metal work glazing and paintwork. The property will be marketed for pre-letting this autumn, and completion is expected mid-2020. The renovation will offer a boost to the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) with increased employment opportunities and longer-term benefits to the area. The development has the potential for over £2.1m of economic multiplier benefit once open.

room2 offers a unique home plus hotel experience, creating a flexible, considered design and a welcoming environment which makes guests feel comfortable and at home. “We’ve seen a proliferation of design-led hotels in the south east but we believe there are additional opportunities elsewhere,” Godwin explained. “Following the successful launch of room2 Southampton, we wanted to expand our regional approach. “A lack of investment in new offerings outside London means the regions are increasingly receptive to new ideas. Consumers are demanding more, and we’re seeing a move away from corporate vanilla brands to ones with character and personality. Good quality, good design, good value and good service will always be in demand; it just requires someone to take the leap of faith into smaller cities.”


The ability to refine state of the art technology has enabled Gilberts to play a key role in helping take a Grade II listed building into the 21st century. The 98,000 sq ft Arkwright House has undergone a £16m upgrade by Catalyst Capital, to create seven floors and a basement of premium quality open office space. One of the major issues being faced at the Manchester city centre building of national interest has been how to deliver adequate quantities of fresh air throughout the building without draughts- bearing in mind that the finished soffits are over 3m high. Gilberts, the UK’s leading air movement specialist, solved the problem, using over 700 of its patented GZL linear diffusers. Catalyst and its M&E consultant Crookes Walker Consulting worked with Gilberts to prove the design using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling, before specifying the diffusers. The collaborative approach was instrumental in winning the order.


“The aim at Arkwrig ht House has been to deliver Grade A office space in the heart of Manchester,” explained Gilberts’ Sales Director Ian Rogers. “One of the main architectural features is the inclusion of a rafted ceiling system, to expose the original beams yet conceal the building services- including the ventilation ducting- and give a sense of space that a conventional suspended ceiling would not be able to match.

“The GZL could deliver the high air volumes required. With our technical expertise and in-house R&D and engineering capabilities, we were able to further refine our technologicallyadvanced design to ensure it could be seamlessly integrated into a nonstandard ceiling system.” Gilberts’ GZL high induction (Zipp Air) diffuser uses a unique cross-flow high induction jet to create semi-circular air distribution. This accelerates mixing with the room air, whilst causing rapid deceleration in air discharge.

As a result high air change rates - up to 25/ hour- can be achieved, without detrimental impact on the normal comfort conditions: the standard two-slot GZL delivers a minimum 60l/s with only 15NC (based on a room absorption rate of 8db). Gilberts is the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist. Alongside its comprehensive range of grilles, louvres and diffusers, it has the ability in-house, to design, manufacture, and test bespoke solutions to meet specific project requirements. It also has one of the most technically-advanced in-house test centres in the country, which it designed and built using internal resources, at its 90,000sq ft Blackpool headquarters. Gilberts tel 01253 766911; E:


Havwoods Specified for Suzanne Brewer Architect’s Blackheath Project in Greenwhich As Britain’s oldest conservation area, Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a historical site of significant architectural importance, with buildings dating back to 1790. Situated alongside the open space of the heath and RIBA Awards-nominated Mews House, Dartmouth Annex is a new-build speculative property designed by Suzanne Brewer Architects. Clad in timber panelling and painted to reflect the saddle oil coating of the site’s original stables, Dartmouth Annex encompasses Brewer’s signature ‘Scandi-Modern’ aesthetic, mixing neutral colours, exposed brickwork and natural materials. The ground floor arrangement, which comprises of an openplan kitchen, dining and living space, and adjacent bedrooms, required flooring that unified each area and created a

natural flow from room to room. Havwoods’ Natural Oak Herringbone fitted the brief with its golden-toned hue and hardwearing, engineered construction. Providing a subtle contrast to the sleek white paintwork and modern gloss finish in the kitchen, the Oak Herringbone planks chosen for the flooring introduce warmth and character to the surroundings. The expanse of glazing throughout the build welcomes an abundance of natural light, highlighting the tonal variations in wood flooring to create a bright and contemporary space.

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Photo shows the Pump Technology, PumpMatic Sewage and wastewater system (the grey tank) ready to be installed.

Correct Sewage Pumping Station Selection is Easy with Merchant Partner System. The Problem In the course of construction of a new build Bungalow at the bottom of a slope in Reigate, it was necessary to dig down lower footings because of surrounding dwellings and roof height restrictions. This meant that there was a requirement to pump sewage and wastewater up to main sewer connection which was at a higher level. The Solution: The contractor discussed the problem with his local Merchant, who is one of Pump Technology Ltd’s. Merchant Partners. This scheme enables the merchant to work with Pump Technology, using them as his commercial pump professionals. They offer free telephone and on-site advice. They also provide appropriate literature, in this case PumpMatic brochures and Sewage Pump Selection data, to the Merchant’s customers. Even with all of this support however,

the sale still transacts totally through the Merchant.

the entire process and even after the pump commissioning”.

Tony was originally considering buying off the internet (although the products were not like-for-like). However, after discussing the project with Michael Weeks (Redhill Plumbing) he asked for a site visit from PTL and for some help and advice from their fully qualified, in-house, consultant engineer.

There will be another pump required when the flats are built and Tony says that Redhill and Pump Technology will be providing that system too as he is now happy that this partnership works to his best advantage.

He comments “Looking at all the different pump options I was confused to say the least, but obviously the cost was a factor”. After the site visits, PTL worked with Redhill Plumbing to optimise the supply price and lead time on a correctly specified and matched custom pump and chamber build. Now that Tony has seen the product, which is just slightly more expensive than the internet version, he says that he is confident that the design and build quality is superior. Tony says “I have now decided that going for a quality product from a quality company that lends a helping hand from selection and right through the purchasing process is the right way to go”. “It will provide me with peace of mind through

Location West Road, Reigate Surrey. Requirement Dual Sewage Pumping System. 125 PumpMatic, with duty standby 601NE KSB pumps, guide rail mounted. Dual control panel with high level alarm. Pedestrian tank cover. Date of Project February to December 2018 Client Just Extensions (owner) Tony Howe purchased via Redhill Plumbing Centre, using their account facility. More Information: Pump Technology Ltd Tel: +44 118 9821 555


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The new Woodpecker Flooring catalogue Fresh flooring designs and smart accessories The new Woodpecker catalogue is out this month featuring a flurry of new and exciting products, cutting-edge designs and innovations. Many of the collections have been updated to reflect today’s interior styles and bring even more choice to the range. Some of the highlights include pale, unfinished-look woods that embrace the pared-back trend, and dusky greys in light and dark tones. Impressive, extra wide 240mm boards show off wood for all its natural character and more light shades join the popular parquet collection. For a really distinctive look, Woodpecker’s new reclaimed-style floors capture the authentic look and feel of antique timber with realistic marks, scuffs and dents featuring throughout the designs. Chevron-inspired, patterned flooring adds something different to the Wembury laminate range, along with a selection of light and versatile colours. Woodpecker are

also launching a brand new collection of moisture-resistant laminate floors practical for bathrooms, kitchens and many more practical spaces. The 12 new designs of the Brecon range have a built-in underlay, can be laid onto most existing subfloors and easily fit together. They’re suitable for underfloor heating and have a hardwearing surface that’s great for residential or commercial use. In accessories, Woodpecker’s new wall clips enable any tongue and groove floor to make impressive feature walls. Boards can be clad onto the walls with no glue or tricky tools required for a naturally inspired look. Stairpro is the new way to create a neat wood finish on stairs, removing the need for stair nosing and creating a clean, modern effect. Further additions include Protectalay, a vapour resistant yet breathable protective covering for installations, and clever scratch repair products for touching-up small areas.

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New Banc of California Stadium utilizes Hig Glazing Systems from C.R. Laurence to incre security and function Systems were specified to meet the code, schedule, and aesthetic requirements of the modern stadium The new, 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium has opened to the public. Located in Los Angeles, California, the Gensler-designed, state-of-the-art stadium will host Major League Soccer (MLS) games and be the home of the Los Angeles Football Club. It’s the former site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, and represents the first open-air professional stadium built in Los Angeles since 1962. Amenities include restaurants, retail stores, a museum, and a conference centre. In all, Banc of California Stadium is aimed at helping to revitalize Los Angeles’ Exposition Park.

The privately funded, $350 million Banc of California Stadium is the most expensive MLS facility in league history. PCL Construction served as the general contractor on the project, and C.R. Laurence (CRL) manufactured and supplied custom all-glass entrances, glass railings, and bullet resistant transaction systems to enhance the aesthetics and function of the stadium. Helou Construction installed the glazing systems.

a contemporary, all-glass aesthetic. They feature patented Wedge-Lock® technology that offers exceptional glass holding power and a faster installation time. The accompanying Blumcraft® Panic Handles are ideal for high-traffic applications such as sports stadiums and further enhance the all-glass visuals using a slim and elegant tubular design. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® supplied the glass for the entrances.

CRL’s DRS Door Rails and Blumcraft® Panic Handles were installed throughout the stadium, including VIP entrances and suites. DRS Door Rails provide clean, uninterrupted glass spans, which give the entrances

Select areas of the stadium incorporate CRL’s TAPER-LOC® Frameless Glass Balustrade System. With its clean sightlines and minimal hardware, TAPER-LOC® improves views while increasing safety. CRL’s

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gh-Performance ease safety, Hand Rails were installed with LED lighting for improved visibility and aesthetic appeal. Available for toughened laminated and monolithic glass between 12 and 25,52 mm and in a wide choice of finishes, TAPER-LOC® is a dryglazed railing system that offers a hassle-free alternative to the mess and awkwardness of working with cement. With no scaffold required, the system enables installation to be completed from the safe side of the balustrade from start to finish, which is particularly useful in retrofit projects or when a broken glass panel needs to be changed as it eliminated the need for expensive scaffolding, cuts installation times and provides safety and security for installer and end user. The system is easy to specify as it has been tested to meet the strictest building code

requirements such as European BS6180:2011 and AbP, and American ICC-ES and 2015 IBC updates, the system uses a horizontal design, which allows it to be adjusted, dismantled and re-set. The aluminium base shoe, available in 3m lengths, can be surface or fascia-mounted, and provided drilled or undrilled. The stadium faced an aggressive construction timeframe yet managed to open weeks ahead of schedule and in time for the new season. CRL’s rapid customization capabilities and robust distribution network offers one of the shortest lead times in the industry, which helped expedite the project.

between the architect, contractors, and manufacturers,” said Chris Hanstad, Vice President of Architectural Sales at CRL. “We had the comprehensive product line and manufacturing capacity to provide a large scope of the customized glazing solutions needed to not only meet the project’s schedule, but its code requirements and design intent as well.”

“A stadium project of this size presented challenging schedules that required precise coordination

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Wrightstyle remembers the Summerland tragedy Wrightstyle Limited is an international steel and aluminium glazing company, designing, manufacturing and installing systems to mitigate against fire, bomb/blast and ballistic attack. Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks back at one of the worst fire tragedies in the British Isles. Last year saw the appalling catastrophe of Grenfell Tower, which will no doubt see the introduction of new fire regulations for the manufacture and installation of external cladding.

It changed building regulations across the country because, most tragically, poor design and inappropriate building materials allowed a minor fire to become a major conflagration.

Tragically, codifying by catastrophe is nothing new, so it’s worth remembering another fire that happened 45 years ago this August. Until Grenfell, it was the worst peacetime fire in the British Isles since 1929, and the worst disaster in the history of the Isle of Man.

The 1973 fire was at the 3.5 acre Summerland resort on the Isle of Man, which advertised itself as the biggest and most innovative entertainment centre in the world. The British Tourist Authority described it as “an outstanding tourist enterprise.”

Doors & Windows 43 Designed to attract visitors away from cheap overseas resorts, the centre had an indoor heated swimming pool, saunas, Turkish baths, an artificial sunshine zone, a children’s theatre, an underground disco, waterfalls, and restaurants and bars with live entertainment throughout the day. One promotion extolled the centre as “a holiday town where it never rains, the wind never blows and the temperature never gets chilly. Outside it’s raining yet here you are relaxed in your shirt sleeves, gently perspiring in a tropical 80 degrees.” Year-round artificial sunshine was achieved by a transparent roof comprising acrylic bronze-tinted sheets. There were seven floors in total and the building had a capacity for more than 5,000 people. For just over two years the waterfront centre attracted visitors from all over the world. It appeared that the vision behind its creation was working, taking Manx tourism into a bright future. On the evening of Thursday 2nd August 1973 an estimated 3,000 people were enjoying themselves at the resort. However, three schoolboys on holiday from Liverpool were hanging around at the back of the building next to a dismantled fiberglass kiosk. They were illicitly smoking and the fire they inadvertently set off killed 50 people and gutted the complex. The small fire in the kiosk triggered a number of fire events. First, the kiosk collapsed against the exterior wall of the building, which contained both asbestos and bitumen – with limited fire-resistance. Second, this set fire to interior sound-proofing material, which also had poor fire-resistance, causing an explosion which ignited the highly flammable acrylic sheeting which covered much of the rest of the building. The acrylic then melted, allowing oxygen to flood in and drop burning material inside, starting more fires and injuring people trying to escape. Third, the fire spread quickly across sheeting on the leisure centre walls and roof, and through vents that were not properly fireproofed. Indeed, some parts of the roof comprised wood-wool slabs with felt and chippings on top. In addition, the building’s open-plan design included many internal spaces that simply acted as chimneys to spread the fire. The subsequent enquiry found that there was an absence of compartmentation in the space above the entrance floor, and a lack of adequate protected escape stairs. Making things worse, the fire service wasn’t alerted for almost 30 minutes. Because of previous false alarms,

Summerland’s alarm panel had been modified to create a delay to the automatic fire brigade alert. The mains wiring then burned through and prevented the alarm from sounding. Indeed, the alarm was only raised by a ship two miles out to sea which reported that “it looks as if the whole of the Isle of Man is on fire”. It was the Coastguard that called the fire service and, at its height, 96 of the island’s 106 firefighters attended the fire and all of its 16 fire engines. Further compounding the tragedy, there was little or no attempt to evacuate the 3,000 people inside the centre. In a rush to escape, many were crushed and trampled because of locked exit doors. Many others then made their way to the main entrance, causing further crushing. If that wasn’t bad enough, emergency lighting failed after the main electrical supply was mistakenly turned off and the emergency power generator failed to start. The main factors in the tragedy – inappropriate building materials, lack of compartmentation and protected escape routes – all came under scrutiny in the subsequent public enquiry. While no individuals or groups were blamed, changes to building regulations to improve fire safety were introduced nationwide. Central to those changes were better approaches to contain fire and ensure that escape routes were protected – areas that Wrightstyle, with our advanced steel glazing systems, have particular experience and expertise. Our compatible systems, with the glass and steel framing systems tested together, are accredited to EU, US and Asia Pacific standards. However, as we always advise: specify the glass and steel as one unit: in a fire situation, the glass will only be as protective as its frame, and vice versa. The Summerland steel skeleton was demolished in 1975, although a smaller centre reopened in 1978. It closed in 2004 and was demolished in 2005. Most sadly, with Grenfell Tower firmly in mind, it’s tragic that it sometimes takes significant loss of life to improve building and fire regulations. For further information: Jane Embury, Wrightstyle +44 (0) 1380 722 239

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Achieve more natural daylight in your home with Sterlingbuild! Sterlingbuild is the leading online home improvement company specialising in roof windows and skylights for loft conversions and home extensions. We have been adding daylight into buildings and homes all over the UK and regularly send products to Europe, United States and Australia since 2006. We care about the health of our customers and help them to create brighter and healthier living and working environments by increasing daylight. There are both physical and mental health benefits to daylighting your home. Exposure to natural light helps establish strong healthy bones and immune system, better sleep, less stress, positive thinking and can even reduce the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Daylight is essential to attaining a healthy living environment. So, if you are looking to achieve this in your new extension or loft conversion, we can help. As the UK’s largest independent retailer of roof windows, we have an extensive range of products that can help you move a few steps closer towards the perfect home. From roof windows, lanterns, bifold doors and sun tunnels, to blinds, shutters and flashings, we can complete the look and performance of any building extension or loft conversion. In addition to VELUX, we also specialise in the following brands to facilitate maximising daylighting; Signature rooflights for all flat roof projects, ECO+ pitched and flat rooflights and REAL bi-fold, doors and lanterns. Signature rooflights are an effective daylighting solution for all flat roof projects. With a minimised visible framework and aesthetically-pleasing finish, these leading-edge rooflights are ideal for self-builds and home renovations and available on special order to meet any size or specification. ECO+ rooflights are guaranteed to save you money without sacrificing on quality, performance or style. We have flat and pitched ECO+ roof windows with superb U-values and a stylish finish inside and out. ECO+ rooflights are one of the most thermally efficient windows on the market and one of the most innovative in the industry, demonstrated by the ECO+ switch glass, multi LED and spherical rooflight models. They are highquality, affordable alternatives to VELUX. The pitched roof windows are triple glazed as standard and they come with 10-year window, 20-year glazing and lifetime hail damage guarantees. The REAL Aluminium range of roof windows, bifold doors and roof lanterns, offers a complete package of modern home renovation essentials. This long lasting, high performance aluminium collection are perfect for welcoming daylight into your home. Email our specialists today with your requirements,, or visit our daylighting shop

46 Doors & Windows P C HENDERSON RELEASE NEW TWINBOLT LOCKING SYSTEM Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer – P C Henderson – has launched its new Twinbolt locking system for use with its leading exterior door hardware system, Securefold. Twinbolt is a sophisticated locking system for exterior folding doors whereby one simple turn of a handle engages a 22mm throw to securely lock the doors at the top and bottom of the system. Designed as a stylish and more concealed alternative to flush bolts, which require manual locking in two separate areas, the product is set to be a popular addition to the range. New features include the system being able to work with any euro cylinder lock meaning installers have the freedom and flexibility to use their preferred choice of lock – as well as an increased throw of 22mm, providing added security. This feature also provides installers with greater flexibility in regards to the gap between the door and the frame, an important factor due to timber doors often expanding and contracting after installation. A range of accessories are available to add to the refinement of the product including a stylish Malta Handle Kit and routing rubber cover strips available in a variety of colours. Finer details such as the inclusion of a factory set handle height (1050mm) and easy adjustment of the top lock rod - to suit standard and non-standard doors heights - demonstrates the high standard of design and manufacturing from P C Henderson.

Andrew Royle, Sales and Marketing Director at P C Henderson, commented, “Although the previous version of Twinbolt worked extremely well, customer feedback told us that it required increased flexibility. The new system will accept any euro cylinder lock which makes the system a lot more future proof for any future lock or handle changes. The system as a whole is the perfect add on for our Securefold system, it’s discreet, stylish, convenient, requires effortless operation and we’re confident it will be received well by the market”. Developed as a direct result of customer feedback, the system is available in five kit variants suitable for top hung, bottom rolling, mortice and non-mortice Securefold systems as well as P C Henderson’s heavier weight capacity system, Securefold 150. Securefold is a an exterior folding door hardware system which is available for top hung wooden doors weighing up to 50kg, 100kg or 150kg as well as bottom rolling doors weighing up to 80kg. A high security version of the product - Securefold Ultra – is also available which Twinbolt can be used with.

47 MAXIMISING DAYLIGHT IN YORKSHIRE’S FAVOURITE CAFÉ AND ICE CREAM PARLOUR Continued growth has allowed Yummy Yorkshire, one of Yorkshire’s favourite cafes and ice cream parlours, to expand with a new contemporary extension. Creating the contemporary link between the existing and new structure is Glazing Vision’s Ridgeglaze rooflight; which showcases the outstanding views on offer with its frameless view. Situated on Delph Farm, a working dairy farm nestled in the Pennine countryside close to Huddersfield. Martin Walsh Architectural were tasked with creating a modern, contemporary bespoke 2-storey barn conversion alongside a single storey extension, whilst maintaining the natural farmhouse look and feel. On the ground level, the single storey extension and barn conversion has helped create an intimate and extended dining area. The new first floor, has been extended and has brought new life into an agricultural barn that had been in situ for many years. Jeremy Holmes of Yummy Yorkshire said “The re-introduction of the first floor in the barn, has brought back so many memories.


When it was originally in place we used the space for hay bailing – me and my father working side by side. It’s warming to know that this space will be used once again and that others can experience this hidden gem of a view.”

CAPTURING CHARM AND FAMILY HISTORY THROUGH GLAZING Entrusted with ensuring the personality and ethos of the business were reflected throughout the design of the building was Concorde BGW. Taking inspiration from the farm has led to the beautiful and well thought out design. From vintage

milk bottles being used as pendant lights, to the traditional and rustic furniture supplied from Revivalist, every detail is testament to the farming heritage handed down through generations which was a key influence in the brief. Adding a modern twist to a traditional farmhouse look and feel, Martin Walsh Architectural designed a contemporary link between the existing and new structures by incorporating a large dual pitched glass roof. Specialist rooflight manufacturers, Glazing Vision were commissioned to design and manufacture a bespoke ‘Ridgeglaze’ rooflight measuring 8m x 1.3m. The minimalist framework is structurally fixed to the walls of each building and features run off into box gutters at either end to deal with rainwater. The unit utilises high specification heat soak tested, toughened laminated glass which allows the unit to be manufactured in two complete sections. The glazed link maximises natural daylight in a tricky area that would have otherwise been quite dark and uninviting. Jeremy Holmes continued “we are really pleased with how this has progressed, especially the connection between old and new. In fact, we love how the team restored some of the original features of the barn to breathe new life into the building.” The project was also shortlisted for the Project of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Awards. Matt Robinson, Technical Director for MWA, comments: “It’s a real honour to have been nominated within the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Awards, especially within the project of the year category, an accolade which we know is hugely competitive and equally sought after.” For more information on Glazing Vision’s range of rooflights to suit a variety of applications, contact us on 01379 658 300 or request a CPD.

48 Doors & Windows The Sash Window Workshop have over 20 years’ experience manufacturing, installing and repairing timber windows and doors in period properties. The company has worked with multiple builders, architects, contractors, developers and interior designers and our contracts have ranged from small individual properties where minor repairs are required to larger projects. Some of their past prestigious projects include work carried out on Buckingham Palace, Oxford Wildlife Trust and the Kenyan High Commission. Their services include: new timber windows and external timber doors either as supply and install or supply only; installing new sashes into existing window frames; draught sealing and refurbishing timber windows; installing secondary glazing; and Bi-Glass, a re-glazing and double glazing service.

Timber Window and Door Specialist Refurbishment Project

The Sash Window Workshop was contacted to install new timber windows and draught proof existing windows as part of a large renovation project to completely refurbish a property in West London. The renovation of the whole property was

being carried out simultaneously, meaning that The Sash Window Workshop were required to work alongside a variety of other trades when installing and refurbishing the windows and ensure that their work was completed in a timely manner to meet the project’s deadlines. As the renovation project progressed and further planning permission was approved, the company were asked to also install a new front door and a bespoke door, that appears externally as a sash window. As The Sash Window Workshop is registered with FENSA, the customer received a FENSA certificate for the complete new windows and doors, certifying that the work complies with building regulations. The company is also FSC Certified, Safe Contractor accredited and members of Which? Trusted Trader. All The Sash Window Workshop’s new timber windows and doors are bespoke and made to measure. This means that they can manufacture the windows and doors to meet a customer’s exact specification. All their new joinery is manufactured from their workshops in Berkshire using the latest in computer operated machinery, alongside the eye for detail of their traditional craftsman. The materials used allow them to produce windows and doors to the highest specifications, giving the best possible performance, combining minimum maintenance with maximum lifespan. To obtain a free, no obligation quotation for your project, contact The Sash Window Workshop on: 01344 868 668 or email specifications to:

You can also visit their website:

Superior strength, lasting beauty As well as improved strength and stiffness, other benefits of SentryGlas® include: • Safety: In the event of breakage, glass fragments remain firmly bonded to the interlayer, reducing the chance for injury • Security: SentryGlas® can be used in glazing that withstands bullets, hurricane-force winds and even bomb blasts • Durability: SentryGlas® is extremely durable and resistant to clouding, even after years of exposure • Design Versatility: SentryGlas® can be used in glass manufactured flat or curved, including annealed, toughened, heat-strengthened, spandrel, wired, patterned and colour tinted glass • UV control: SentryGlas® is available with or without UV transmittance

The SentryGlas® interlayer is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials. With this kind of strength the glass can be a more active structural element in the building envelope, opening up design possibilities that didn’t exist before. Besides its strength, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer retains its clarity – even after years of service. Unlike other interlayers, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer is much less vulnerable to moisture exposure or yellowing over time.

Limitless possibilities Some of the many SentryGlas® interlayer applications include: Minimally supported and open-edged railings, facades and canopies Structural glass flooring, stairs, walkways and pedestrian bridges Hurricane resistant windows, doors and skylights Bomb blast resistant windows, doors and facades SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees. For more information please visit

To find out more visit Firman Glass,19 Bates Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 OJH Tel: 01708 374534 Fax: 01708 340511 Email:


Engel have workwear all wrapped up One of Europe’s leading workwear manufacturers, Danish company ENGEL WORKWEAR is continuing to make serious inroads into the UK workwear market. For more than 85 years, the company’s products have been selected for all-round protection, perfect fit and durability. Since it first began, with the importing of denim from the U.S. much more versatility has been added by incorporating the yarn combination of polyester and cotton With new colours and designs, Engel workwear is valued for both its practical uses and as a significant part of a company’s professional statement. Visit: email: or telephone: +44 (0) 7933 150197


Engel’s ‘Galaxy’ workwear has universal appeal ENGEL WORKWEAR, the Danish company which is recognised as one of the World’s leading manufacturers of comfortable and practical workwear includes the ‘Galaxy’ range amongst its collection. One of the company’s best-selling brands, ‘Galaxy’ offers a comprehensive selection of smart and functional clothing with the emphasis as much on comfort, style and fit as it is on being protective and hardwearing; the trousers are narrower than normal, the jackets slim-cut and all garments are available in a choice of three colour combinations giving wearers a pride in their appearance and a professional image. Designed to suit every type of workplace situation the collection also consists of soft-shell and winter jackets, a comfortable fleece cardigan, bib-overall, boiler suit and shorts with fabrics made from durable, two-ply cotton/polyester yarns; most items feature several spacious pockets and many other shared functional details such as concealed buttons and zippers, adjustable jacket cuffs and CORDURA reinforced jacket elbows. The company also offers the Galaxy ‘Light’ range which includes the 210 g/m2 ‘Light’ work jacket (1290-880) that has a longer, pleated back for added freedom of movement and stylish reflectors on both front and back for greater visibility. Available with or without matching trousers (2290-880), each incorporate many practical details giving maximum comfort, weather protection and quick and easy access to tools and personal accessories; both garments are made from 65% polyester, 35% cotton and are available in a choice of Anthracite Grey or 3 other colour combinations, in sizes XS-4XL. All Engel products are available from The Workwear Trade Centre, Milton Keynes; Telephone: 01908 561569; email: and Anchor Safety, Ipswich; Telephone: 0800 328 5028; email: For more information visit: email: Mark McBrayne at or telephone: +44 (0) 7933 150197


RELIABLE LIGHTING IS ESSENTIAL AT CONNOLLY HOSPITAL, DUBLIN of application, delivering the light quality that is required by medical workers as they care for their patients. As in any building, energy efficient and low maintenance solutions are a plus, but in healthcare environments, reliability is particularly crucial as downtime needs to be avoided. The LEDVANCE Panels did not disappoint. The cost contribution of lighting on the hospital’s electric utility bill was significant prior to the LED upgrade. After the Panels were easily integrated with the hospital’s building management system, the team noticed 70% energy savings through lighting. What’s more, the homogeneous light produced by the panels has been observed by medical staff, patients and visitors alike, with many commenting on how the light is perceived to promote well-being and help to create a bright, clean and safer working environment.

Over 400 LEDVANCE Panel LED 600 have been installed to meet the high lighting demands throughout Dublin’s Connolly Hospital and provide a 70% energy saving. Dublin, 23 July 2018. The Connolly Hospital Electrical Team turned to LEDVANCE to replace over 400 existing fluorescent fixtures (4 x 18W) in the A&E department, main corridors, wards, reception and ancillary hospital areas. The team chose the LEDVANCE Panel LED 600 with its 30W and 4000K cool white colour temperature, due to the luminaire’s qualities of high luminous efficacy, homogeneous light and quick and easy installation.

Busy hospitals place high demands on light. Connolly Hospital is a major teaching and health-promoting hub, supplying a range of services to a diverse population covering the communities of Dublin, and surrounding area. The hospital provides 24-hour accident and emergency cover, acute medical, surgical and psychiatric care, long-stay residential and day care plus many other services. It is essential that the right lighting is available in every area

The LEDVANCE Panels come with a 5-year guarantee, providing the hospital with peace of mind regarding the reliability of the products being installed.


Panasonic Launches 3rd PRO Awards • PRO Awards 2018 competition is open for entries

• Celebrating outstanding heating and cooling projects

• Sustainability and high performance rewarded

Highlighting the use of innovative technologies in heating, cooling and air purifying, the Panasonic PRO Awards covers a host of markets where the company’s technology is delivering very real benefits to businesses and consumers alike. The judges will be looking for examples of innovative system design, in particular for those projects delivering high performance and sustainability.

sustainable design, efficiency, cost effectiveness and aesthetics.

A prestigious panel of international judges will be looking for applications that demonstrate flair, innovation, showcase

From the entries, the judges will also select outstanding projects to win in four additional categories:

Following two successful awards schemes celebrating the best in heating and cooling, Panasonic has announced that the third edition of the Panasonic PRO Awards is now open for entries! The PRO Awards celebrate excellence in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of Panasonic heating and cooling solutions. With four categories to chose from, architects, consultants, distributors, engineers and installers are invited to submit stand-out projects from across Europe. Winners will have the opportunity to join an inspirational trip to Japan to visit Panasonic Headquarters and the sustainable town of Fujisawa. Past winners have also enjoyed media exposure and industry recognition for their work. Heat Merchants, based in Ireland, won in last year’s scheme for a sustainable design that expertly utilised the Aquarea heat pump to provide heating and hot water for a new marina-based housing estate. Shane Duffy from Heat Merchants comments: “Following our PRO Awards win we’ve had some great successes in the media, with several pieces of coverage to promote both our award-winning project and brand. The internal pride that follows an award win is very positive and we’re proud to have our work recognised at an international level.”

There are four categories to enter: • Best Residential Project • Best Hospitality Project (Hotels, Restaurants etc) • Best Retail Project • Best Commercial Project

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Best Innovative Project Best Energy Performance Best GHP Project Best Sustainable Project

Projects from across Europe are eligible and must have been completed between 1st October 2016 and 31st October 2018. The deadline for submitting entries is 2nd November 2018. The PRO Awards are free to enter and open to projects featuring Panasonic air conditioning, heating and/or cooling systems that have been installed in a residential, public authority or commercial environment. Every qualifying entrant will also win a Panasonic Lumix camera, so get your entries in!

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The original Poultice Paint Removal System Fast and effective paint and varnish removal. The original, authentic Peelaway® range is now available exclusively through Barrettine Products Ltd and approved Trade stockists. The Peelaway® paint removal system is designed for the complete removal of accumulated layers of paint with up to 32 coats of paint removed in one application. Use will not damage profiles or other surfaces where multi-layers of paint are removed. Peelaway® is available in two different formulations; Peelaway® 1 and Peelaway® 7. Both are Methylene Chloride free (Dichloromethane). The Peelaway® poultice paint removal system was first developed in 1981 to deal effectively with the problems associated with the removal of multiple layers of old lead-based paint, where burning, scraping or sanding would allow lead particles to escape into the environment with the associated health risks caused by such practices. The stripping compound is formulated to turn the lead into lead hydroxide within the paste, so that it can be safely disposed of without endangering the environment or user. The system is designed to work with the special Peelaway® poultice cover supplied which allows the user to extend the time available so the stripping process can be as complete as possible. This is especially useful where crevices and profiles have allowed the build-up of several times the thickness of the paint compared to flat surfaces. The system will remove paint from many exterior and interior architectural surfaces, including stone, cement, brickwork, plaster walls and ceilings, plain and ornate fibrous plaster cornices, plain and carved or turned woodwork, plain and cast metal work. Automobile, aircraft and marine coatings are also efficiently stripped with the Peelaway® system. The Peelaway® poultice paint removal system has been used for very many high profile restoration projects all over the world. In the UK these have included railings and interiors at The British Museum, ornate plaster ceilings at Greenwich Palace, ironwork on the London Underground and delicate panelling at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The system is frequently specified by architects as the only appropriate solution for paint removal, where damage to the surface or risk to the environment is an issue. The chemicals used within the stripping pastes are carefully chosen to minimise fumes and odours and are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. For more information contact the sales office: T: 0117 9600060 E:

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Waitrose Chester and Power Grab N Bond, BY CT1! Bond it! Grab it! And Wine it with Waitrose.

of applications reduce labour time by at least 50%. With Power Grab n Bond there is absolutely no need for any additional fixings as it was initially developed for facade bonding. In addition Power Grab n Bond has a capacity to adhere to endless materials such as stone, granite, ytong, marble, concrete, all metals (including alloys), polystyrene and most plastics.

CT1 The Snag List Eliminator, which is widely recognised as the UK’s No 1 Construction sealant and adhesive, has lead the way in the latest technology in sealing and bonding. It is the only construction sealant and adhesive on the market to boast over 25 accreditations which make this unique hybrid polymer formulation, the perfect “Get out of Jail” card for architects and specifiers nationwide.

It is the product now demanded by construction firms to use for projects requiring additional fixings and wish to save hours in labour and money!

Its guaranteed to do the job first time every time. But the industry also needed something that allowed you to bond heavy duty bonding without fixings and can be used on nearly all building materials.

Barr Construction were awarded the contract to undertake the project, and they were very familiar and used on their jobs CT1 and wanted a similar product but for heavier substance, off course CT1 had what they needed to carry out this project. Power Grab N Bond!

CT1 introduced its sister product Power Grab N Bond. The revolutionary product in the field of heavy duty bonding. Is it the ultimate one component product for heavy duty vertical bonding.

Waitrose in Chester decided to redevelop all of their outside surrounding area. Bring this Waitrose up to an eye catching landmark in Chester, but lots of manual work and investment was needed.

The density of Power Grab n Bond is far greater allowing phenomenal results in initial grab. Coupled with the rapid curing will in the majority

Power Grab n Bond’s ability to bond combined materials such as wood to concrete or stainless steel to stone is incredible. As already outlined Power Grab n Bond was initially developed for façade applications, conventional methods relied on two component epoxy mix to adhere the marble or granite slab to the block wall. Barr constructions used 2730 cartridges on the mammoth project and saved them much labour hours and money. Done without extra fixings, one smooth application and the paving outside was laid with ease. Waitrose Chester now leads the way in store eye candy and considered one of their flag ship stores.

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Fire Stop Tool-Kit for choosing the right products for your passive fire protection applications Selecting and installing a fit for purpose fire stop system in new and existing buildings can be a minefield. Getting it wrong can have potential devastating consequences and loss of live. Off the shelf “standard” products which offer “up to x hours” of fire resistance cannot be applied to all your firestop applications. Therefore, for reliable firestop resistance applications you must choose the right products that are fit for purpose. This responsibility is not confined to specialist sub-contractors. Architects, Main Contractors, building owners and Building Control, also need to be able to be provided with some comfort that an installation is compliant. Here are few important points to help you carry out your due diligence for installing the correct system. Get the right firestop products solution tailored for your requirements by answering a list of essential questions. The outcome of the questionnaire will lead you to the correct product selection based on Protecta’s diagnostic firestop toolkit. Protecta Firestop toolkit includes: 1. Installation instructions with illustrated drawings showing tested solutions with fire ratings, maximum dimensions and various service types and sizes detailed. 2. Protecta PFP Handbook containing detail architectural drawings. 3. Protecta Phone App – Intended for site use when you need help fast or verification that a seal is compliant. This is regularly updated to include data from most recent fire tests. 4. How to... Installation guide videos. 5. Customer success helpline - A dedicated team of technical managers to call when outside the scope of testing. Protecta® develop and supply some of the most comprehensive Passive Fire Protection systems in the industry today. All manufactured right here in the UK by its parent company Polyseam, who have been independently manufacturing 1st class brands for many of the world’s leading suppliers of fire protection and construction products since 1993. All Polyseam manufacturing systems are backed by ISO9001 and ISO14001 quality management certification programs ensuring highest standards and best quality products. At our fire research facility in Norway, our team of specialists’ put all products through the toughest tests to ensure we produce to the highest standards. More tests and an on-going development test programme are conducted in co-operation with major laboratories including SP, EXOVA, UL and BRE. We also hold full manufacturers membership with the ASFP.

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FR ACRYLICŽ is a fire rated intumescent sealant tested and certified for use in a wide range of linear joints and service penetration fire-stopping applications in buildings. Thermal activation takes place at about 180°C, the material expands and prevent the passage of fire and smoke for up to 4 hours.

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Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, provides the perfect solution for spot repairs with the easy-to-use Polyx®-Oil Care and Repair Paste. This hardwearing paste – that is available in a toothpaste style tube - has been specifically designed to help maintain, repair and restore internal wood. Developed from natural oils and waxes, the eco-friendly gel-like-paste is made of the Osmo UK Polyx®-Oil. Creating an extremely durable and hardwearing layer, this spot repair paste is suitable for use on wood in indoor areas, including furniture surfaces, worktops made of solid wood or laminated wood, and all wooden floors, OSB and cork flooring. The paste is ready to use straight from the tube and should be applied with a lint-free cloth once the surface is clean. Any mistakes are made during application can be corrected up to 15 minutes after the first application. After 8-10 hours drying time, the surface will be resistant to saliva and perspiration and liquids such as coffee, wine and cola. Osmo UK is renowned for its wood finishes that combine product performance and natural, environmentally friendly ingredients.

The company operates a policy of supplying products that are eco-friendly during production as well as in application. The Care and Repair Paste from Osmo UK is no exception, as it meets the requirements of DIN 53160, by being safe for humans, animals and even on children’s toys. For stockist details and more information on Osmo UK and its range of environmentally friendly wooden products and specialist finishes, call Osmo UK direct on 01296 481220 or alternatively visit

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Dekton by Cosentino Chos Restaurant and Cookery Sc ®

Project: The Woodspeen Restaurant and Cookery School Location: Berkshire, UK Project end date: October 2017 Duration of Project: 3 months (for Cookery School refurb) Original Architect for Restaurant and Cookery School: Softroom Kitchen Designer for Cookery School Refurbishment: Snugg Kitchens Builder: Donovans Construction Application: Restaurant Pass and Cookery School Worktops Material: Dekton® Colour: Danae Thickness: 20mm Quantity: 5m2 Application: Cookery School Worktops Material: Dekton® Colour: Trilium Thickness: 20mm Quantity: 45m2

The revolutionary ultra-compact surface, Dekton® by Cosentino has once again proven to be the surface of choice for professional chefs, with its recent specification by internationally acclaimed Michelin star chef, John Campbell for his restaurant and cookery school, The Woodspeen. Situated in the beautiful West Berkshire countryside near Newbury, The Woodspeen Restaurant was built on the plot of a once thriving local pub that had been left in a state of disrepair. Over a 12 month build period, the new building came to life, keeping the shell of the original pub but adding a large extension to the rear to create a bright, airy restaurant with fantastic views of the rolling countryside. During the original renovation, Dekton® in the colour Danae had previously been chosen for the restaurant’s open pass, designed to add a touch of theatre to guests who are able to see the inner workings of the kitchen from the restaurant. Campbell wanted to steer away from the austere nature of standard stainless steel tops often found in professional kitchens to create a link between the kitchen and onlooking diners, and so Dekton® offered both a beautiful and practical design solution for the pass. As Campbell explains, “Pans, plates and extremely hot utensils are used on the pass each and every day so it’s important that the surface is able to cope with the heat, which Dekton® does brilliantly.” This initial introduction to the ultra-compact surface led Campbell to specify it once again when embarking on the recent refurbishment

of The Woodspeen Cookery School, citing how impressed he was with the surface’s durability as one of the core reasons. “The top in the restaurant is over three and half years old, but still looks just as good as when it was put in - hence why Dekton® was the obvious choice in the Cookery School. It looks good, it feels good, but importantly it gives us all the benefits required.” Located just yards away from the main restaurant, the Cookery School is open to both professional chefs for intense training days and enthusiastic home cooks enjoying the various different courses on offer. Campbell wanted the space’s new design to bridge the gap between a commercial and domestic kitchen, ensuring that all students felt at home in the space, however it was also key that the material specified for the tops would be robust enough to cope with intense daily use. Having already seen Dekton®’s high resistance to heat, scratches

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and stains in action on the restaurant’s pass, Campbell was assured it would be more than up to the job, whilst offering additional benefits for the particular skills taught in the school. “Perfect for the Cookery School, Dekton® remains the same temperature as the room, unlike marble and granite surfaces which can be at a much lower temperature to their environment. When we are teaching students to make bread for example, we can turn out the dough straight onto the surface as it’s very tactile, smooth and a pleasure to work on.” Previously used in the restaurant pass, Dekton® Danae was selected again for two worktops in the cookery school, creating contrast and giving the centre of the space a feeling of spaciousness due to its lighter hue. Selected for the remaining worktops and splashbacks in the Cookery School, the award-winning Dekton® Trilium, part of the Industrial Collection, immediately stood out as the obvious choice for Campbell.


“Trilium, wow, amazing. What the whole restaurant and the cookery school is all about is natural woods, materials, coppers, bronzes and brick so this design really complements the dark colours and metallic elements and was the obvious choice here. For me, the Dekton® tops really create the visual wow factor in this kitchen.”

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Purus Floor Gullies and Linear Drainage Channels installed at Leeds University’s Henry Price Building Purus Limited, the Swedish wetroom floor drainage manufacturer, are proud to announce that their Purusline Living linear drainage channels and Mini Series floor gullies, both ideal solutions for level-access wetroom floors, have been installed in the en-suite wetrooms of Leeds University’s Henry Price Building. The floor gullies and drainage channels offer stylish yet practical drainage solutions for the wetroom areas at the popular on-campus student accommodation facility, which is home to approximately 355 full-time students. The Purusline Living is Purus’ linear wetroom drainage solution designed for commercial and domestic use in tiled wetrooms, showers and level-access facilities; and allows for a functional, stylish and modern shower space. The Purusline Living channels come in lengths of 600mm and 800mm, with three options of outlet gully to suit your requirements; and three stainless steel grates to create the perfect finish. These include the Tile Insert grate, which allows for a minimalistic look where the tiles sit into the grate for a continuous tiled finish across the wetroom floor; and the Drop and Twist patterned grates. The Twist grate was selected for use at the Henry Price Building at Leeds University. Also installed were floor gullies from Purus’ Mini Series range. The range includes the Minimax 50, Minimax Two Part, Mini Brage 50 and Mini Brage 110, with a further selection of special gullies also available. All Mini Series Floor Gullies come complete with the NOOD no-odour water trap, which will not allow any foul air to come up even when dried out; and can all be installed into vinyl, tiled or resin floor finishes by choosing from a selection of stainless steel grates. Purus’ stainless steel PK155 square Drop grates were chosen for the tiled en-suite wetrooms at the Henry Price Building. Purus’ Minimax and Mini Brage floor gullies are all BBAcertified and are featured on BIM. You can view the full Purus product range at, or contact Purus with any enquiries directly on 0113 289 3172/ You can also follow Purus on Facebook by searching for ‘Purus Ltd.’ Instagram (@PurusLimited) and Twitter (@PurusLtd) to ensure you never miss out on any product updates and company news.


Floor gullies and linear channels for wetrooms A range of level-access drainage solutions ideal for your commercial, domestic and industrial projects

From low-profile floor gullies to stainless steel linear drainage channels for tiled, vinyl and resin floor finishes, Purus Limited manufacture a huge range of drainage solutions for your commercial, domestic and industrial projects.

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. It’s just one of the reasons why our drains are used in so many projects like Leeds University’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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Leaders in the bathroom industry, Italian brands Catalano and Zucchetti.Kos produce high quality and design led bathroom products. Catalano and Zucchetti.Kos products create indulgent and luxurious bathrooms suites, designed for ultimate relaxation. Left: Catalano Green Lux 80 Basin in Gold & Black, £924+VAT Right: Zucchetti. Kos Morphing free standing bath tub in black finish from £4,725 with Steel Console with integrated washbasin in Crystalplant from £2,940

Founded in 1929, Zucchetti.Kos is currently in its third generation, exports to over 100 countries and has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euros. Working with many influential designers including, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, Matteo Thun, Giorgio Marianelli, Barbara Sordina, Raul Barbieri and, Sybille de Margerie, Zucchetti.Kos is renowned for its state of the art and innovative taps, showers and baths. Rome based Catalano is celebrating 50 years in production. Market leader in manufacturing and exporting ceramics, Catalano sells its ranges in over 100 countries. Producing cutting edge ceramics in a technically advanced factory, the ceramics are hand finished by skilled craftsmen. Catalano ceramics have gained notoriety due to a wide range of designs, sizes and flexible installation options, all without compromising on aesthetics or quality. From simple solutions with short

Below: Catalano Green Lux 80 Basin in Silver & White, £924+VAT, Zero Newflush 55 wall hung WC in Silver & White, £1,116+VAT

projections or basins with generous surface space, Catalano can meet all requirements to create beautiful bathrooms. All Catalano ceramics are treated with Cataglaze as a standard finish. Cataglaze is blended at a high temperature with the ceramic and is an integral part of the product unlike traditional glazes. Cataglaze has a lifetime guarantee and ensures surfaces are smoother, brighter for longer and easy to clean.

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Bathroom Audio Mirror

The bathroom audio mirror is a high quality heated mirror with LED lighting. It has crystal clear DAB/FM radio with inbuilt stereo speakers. Audio As well as the DAB/FM radio, the bathroom audio mirror also includes Bluetooth™ connectivity, ensuring compatibility with many audio sources - play your iPhone, iPad, Android etc. There are also options for aux in and out.

Control The audio functions are controlled via touch sensitive buttons. A fully waterproof remote is also provided. Electrical demist The mirror features an electrically heated demist pad to ensure a clear reflection.

LED lights The mirror is lit by high-efficiency, long-life LED lamps, controlled by a hands-free on/off switch.

Easy install Installation by a qualified electrical contractor is quick and easy. • DAB and FM stereo radio • Bluetooth audio connectivity • Illuminated touch sensitive controls

• LED lights with hands-free control • Stereo speakers • Heated mirror (no misting!) • Digital clock

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68 Bathrooms & 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).

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 “Clean it� 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 for more information and other exciting products.


MINIMALISM AND CLEAN LINES With a whole host of exciting product features, such as showering height of 2000mm, through to the minimal matt black, matt white of polished chrome profiling giving the enclosure a sleek and luxurious look. Coupled with the rise and fall door mechanism and the versatility to be installed on a shower tray or tiled floor, the Young collection gives you a multitude of showering options and fantastic value for money. Combine this with our Novosolid stone shower tray andfast flow with its anti-slip stone texture, stain and UV resistant, hiddenDesigned 90mm manufactured waste and can be cut down to size on site to fit difficult spaces. in MANTOVA

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Dr. Schutz, the German floor care company, offers PU Sealer, an innovative solution that quickly and easily transforms tired, damaged or old floors, at a fraction of the time and cost of an entire floor replacement. As well as renovating any floor with a fresh and lasting finish, PU Sealer offers added protection for flooring areas prone to high traffic, including sports halls, offices, hospitals, shopping centres and schools. Such areas with a heavily foot volume tend to wear very quickly when they don’t have a hard wearing product applied. Not only can this cost money, but it can be a time consuming issue to fix. By applying the PU-Sealer, flooring can be kept in a great condition for many years. Due to the short drying time, there is a fast return to operational use. Unlike other floor refurbishment services, the process does not produce any noise or dirt. A standard renovation can be completed in a weekend, providing no disruption to the day to day running of the practice. Lothar Schutz, Managing Director of Dr. Schutz comments, “PU Sealer can be applied quickly over a weekend, avoiding the need to close the doors for many commercial buildings. Refurbishing a floor using PU Sealer provides cost savings of up to 50 % in comparison to laying a brand new floor and will prolong the longevity of the floor for many years to come.” The water based, eco-friendly PU-Sealer can be applied to most types of flooring, including vinyl, tiled and epoxy resin. Adding 40 microns of protective thickness to floors, PU Sealer extends the lifespan by up to six times and provides a lasting clear matt finish. Thanks to the permanent sealing, it protects against friction and discolouration from chemical spillages. Thanks to the products special water-based substance, the PU Sealer also reduces dirt adhesion and the time needed for day-to-day maintenance. The Dr. Schutz PU Sealer range also includes PU Antislip and PU Anticolor. For more information phone 01296 437827 for details on products and UK stockists, or go to

LUCITE® ACRYLIC Working with designers and manufacturers to achieve the highest performing acrylic sheet for baths, showers, basins and spas.

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.


Llandudno Bay Hotel gets a stair platform lift Overlooking Ormes Bay, the Llandudno Bay Hotel is the area’s newest four star hotel, offering luxury and fantastic views across the Bay. Ability Lifts were contacted by the building contractor, Brierstone Limited, to look at the possibility of installing one of their lifts, to negotiate a flight of stairs to the secondary entrance of the hotel. After the initial survey, the Optimum 200 Stair Platform Lift was an ideal choice with it’s folding guard arms and high lifting capacity of 300 kilograms, enough for the largest of wheelchairs. The lift was specified with a 1250mm x 800mm platform, in order to fully provide Part M compliance. Before installation, the lift and stanchion posts were powder coated in a durable black finish to match the existing paintwork and blend in with the environment. Standard wireless controls allowed for the lower landing call buttons to be positioned on a post in the most convenient location for ease of use. The guard arms on the unit neatly fold down behind the platform when the lift is not in use, to protect them from vandalism and keep them out of the way of people using the stairs. To ensure the lift remains in perfect condition, a service contract was supplied to provide ongoing aftersales support into the future. If you would like any further information on the Optimum 200 Stair platform lift or to get advice from one of our lift experts, then please contact the Ability Lifts team on 0845 006 8803 or visit the website at

Platform Lifts Here at Ability Lifts, we offer solutions for many different access requirements, from platform lifts and stair platform lifts, to external lifts, access lifts and much more. We aim to offer top quality service and highly competitive prices. All of our access lifts are in compliance with the Machinery Directive MD 2006/42/EC, EN8141 and Part M, and we’re happy to advise you with any questions you may have about access requirements. The Optimum 100 - The self supporting enclosed Platform Lift Ã

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Delivering a solution as individual as your business

With over 55 years’ experience, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) provides a wide variety of businesses with a quality range of single and multi-service FM contracts. From its multiple headquarters throughout the country (including its UK base in Tadworth) the company provides these unique and exceptional services to customers across 5,500 sites around the country. The family owned business was set up in 1962 by founder Trevor Cripps and has since grown substantially, securing their status as one of the nation’s leading privately-owned facilities management companies. Whether your cleaning requirements are currently provided by an in-house team or are outsourced, TCFM has a proven capability to design a cleaning solution to meet the needs of your business. “Our operational support teams help bring to life the innovation and brilliant service our customers require and expect,” commented Marketing Manager Fiona Ellingham. “We pride ourselves on providing businesses with services that make them great companies to do business with or work at. When asked why they use our services, our clients tell us and others that we “solve their problems”, “get things done” and “deliver a flawless transition”. “We are very passionate about our people as it is through them that we are successful.” TCFM’s services cover everything from cleaning and catering to planned

periodics and security solutions for the retail, commercial, warehouses & leisure sectors. Specific activities include daily cleaning, sanitisation & hygiene, housekeeping, efficiency management, washroom services, manned guarding, control room & support, mobile patrols & key holding, electronic solutions, window cleaning & abseiling, cladding cleaning, jet & pressure washing, builder & sparkle cleans, diamond polishing and gum & graffiti removal.

“Along with our heritage in the retail sector we have secured a number of commercial FM contracts. where we have demonstrated our capability to deliver smart ways of working using our ingenuity and technological resources. But most importantly our people have shown they understand and embrace the values that our clients work to, as seen by feedback shared with us from them. We look forward to continuing to complement what our clients do every day.”

“In securing an increased number of contracts within the Retail, Commercial and Distribution Centre space we have extended our HR and Operational Teams capability to ensure that our service delivery and account management delivers what has been promised,” Fiona explained.

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