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• PURUS - Floor gullies and linear channels for wetrooms @ConstructExpo THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2016, KENT EVENT CENTRE, MAIDSTONE - 8:30 AM TO 4:30PM

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Panasonic VRF Selected for High Profile Soapworks Development When looking for a suitable air conditioning system for the sustainable and low carbon regeneration of Soapworks in Manchester, the developer selected a Panasonic VRF system. The site, owned by global asset management company The Carlyle Group and joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities Ltd, is of significant historical importance, so any installation had to be sensitively and sympathetically handled.

Soapworks, originally home to ColgatePalmolive in the 1800’s, is situated in Salford Quays, Manchester. This landmark development to turn the former factory into a modern office space spanning a massive 400,000 sq ft has been divided into three-phases due to its vast scale; phases one and two totalling around 230,000 sq ft, and up to 160,000 sq ft in phase three which is still to be developed. High profile organisations already confirmed to occupy the building include communication giants TalkTalk, MWH Global and The Home Office. When the developer put the heating and cooling contract out to tender almost three years ago, they had very clear objectives of what the system would need to achieve. Due to the structure and historic features within the building, including a vaulted ceiling, the developer didn’t want to install conventional building services hidden above a false ceiling; therefore they needed a system that could be seamlessly installed under the floor. The system needed

to be energy efficient to meet modern office standards but also to support Soapworks’ sustainability goals, which include scoring a ‘B’ for its Environmental Performance Certificate. Distributors, The Intelligent Comfort Group (ICG) won the contract after a competitive selection process, thanks in part to Panasonic’s unique and flexible offering. The Panasonic 3-Pipe ECOi MF2 Series provided the ideal solution for the Soapworks installation, thanks to its adaptable design, energy saving attributes and simultaneous heating and cooling capabilities. “Due to the scope and prestige of this project, all of the fittings needed to be reliable, sustainable and of the highest quality. ICG presented the ideal air-conditioning solution that met all of our objectives, and we are very pleased with the results. With a huge space of over 230, 000 sq ft to manage, the Panasonic system provides consistent and comfortable temperature control of the entire building.” Says Jennifer Bamber, Manager of Soapworks.

Design flexibility coupled with sustainable heating and cooling Soapworks required a system that could operate impeccably underfloor to suit the interior design of the building. With adequate underfloor s p a c e av a i l a b l e , MF2 variable static pressure units, which would usually be fitted into the ceiling, were instead installed underfloor to meet the design criteria. Bespoke grills, which have

been evenly distributed throughout the floor space, allow the warm air to be dispersed around the room. Another key requirement was energy efficiency. The Panasonic system was selected for this project because it could guarantee consistent leaving-air control of 16 degrees, 4 or more degrees higher than other manufacturers. This is the ideal temperature for warm air to rise and effectively distribute for a comfortable environment, without the need for additional energy being used. In addition, EVR units offer variable heating and cooling at the same time, which further saves energy as warm air can be extracted and distributed to other areas of the building. This ecological transfer of heat supports the project’s sustainability objectives and modern office standards for energy efficiency. Simon Kirk from ICG explains; “The 3-Pipe ECOi MF2 gave us the armour we needed to win this contract. Leaving air temperature was an important factor for the client to ensure they were being as energy efficient as possible. The 16 degrees offered by the Panasonic system is unique to the brand, and offers the best available option for a project such as this.” For more information on Panasonic’s range of heating systems, please visit

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DANLERS range of popular Outdoor Security Switches just got better.

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

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

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Dickies launch fashionable two-tone trousers to bring style to the workshop Dickies launch fashionable two-tone trousers to bring style to the workshop

Dickies have introduced a number of exciting new products and ranges for 2016, with style and functionality that offer unsurpassed value for money. Technicians can now look fashionable while at work when they wear the new tone-tone ED24/7 trousers. The 245gsm fabric ensures they are tough but light enough to retain agility. Most importantly they are free of any exposed metals such as zips, and buttons making them scratch free. With cargo pockets to ensure direct access to your tools enabling you to finish the job quickly and easily. Using the two-tone colours you can easily match the ED24/7 to any other item of clothing in the extensive Dickies workwear range. New colourways are being added all the time. Redhawk Stud Front coveralls are popular with mechanics as it is Dickies most affordable workwear where economy is a requirement, often in high volume applications. Functional and durable, these garments retain Dickies traditional construction standards. The Redhawk coverall has a concealed studfronted pocket design to prevent scratches to paintwork. The Deltona Boot may well be the best value safety boot on the market for those working in a workshop environment where an SRC sole unit and anti-slip properties are imperative. The protection within the toe-caps and midsole is completely metal-free, which helps keep the weight of the boot to a minimum. The uppers are manufactured from a water resistant black leather and have a breathable lining too. Also available is Dickies Preston boot, which is a steel-toe cap boot, with the addition of steel within the midsole for underfoot protection. The uppers are a high quality full grain leather with water resistant properties and the product also features a breathable mesh lining. These boots provide a comfortable ride, with a cemented rubber outsole and a shock absorbent heel. Visit for more information.


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RMIG City Emotion Spirit The City Is Not Just About RMIG City Emotion Concept The city or any urban area is not just about buildings but a place for emotion and the aesthetic appeal requires our full attention. City Emotion by RMIG is for everyone who decides to prioritise the “beautiful” and innovative. RMIG’s City Emotion captures the passion for creative urban design by offering innovative technologies and materials. RMIG can help you realise the most ambitious architectural projects, the projects that will give the conurbation all its emotional value.

Our City Emotion Approach • takes you from conception (how can I use perforated materials?) • through visualisation (what material, pattern, appearance do I want?) • to sampling (what does it look like?) • to final product manufacture RMIG City Emotion will be your solution in the design of your facades, sun screens, balustrades, ceilings or any project where you want to utilise perforation.

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Solutions RMIG City Emotion is all about passion! RMIG offers you solutions for perforated sheets, embossed sheets or expanded metal. Beyond the standard product range, your creativity will be boosted by our enthusiasm and our continuous innovation in the production of new and intricate patterns.

Buildings... Architectural project RMIG City Emotion is all about inspiration! Taking your concept to realisation requires the support of experts who will guide you in the benefits and practicality of producing your design. The RMIG City Emotion team can, for example: • help you find an environmentally friendly solution with sunscreens of perforated or expanded metal • offer an innovative perforated design for your facade so that it is not only functional but inspirational • assist you in choosing the most suitable material for your project, whether it is a small order or a large contract

Finishing operations and surface treatments RMIG City Emotion is all about sensations! Give depth, colour and light to your architectural projects by using a range of fixings and finishes. Our perforating techniques successfully turn the vision of the designer into reality. Feel free to imagine the shape and form – we will provide the technology to produce it for you including bending, rolling, forming, coating, anodising etc.

Installation RMIG City Emotion is about peace of mind... Projects involving the installation of large numbers of perforated sheets or picture perforation require expertise as well as close collaboration with all parties involved. To make installation easier and ensure that the panels are placed in their exact location, the RMIG City Emotion programme utilises a sequencing system as well as the individual numbering of sheets. This is an essential service when working on projects of this kind.

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Earthborn revamp Ecopro range Ecopro Matt Emulsion, Lo Sheen Emulsion and Eggshell have been repackaged and are now available in all 98 shades of BS4800, plus black and white. The new palette offers a huge choice and enables colour matching with other decorating features. The Ecopro Emulsions are available in 5l and 10l plastic tubs while the Eggshell is in 750ml and 2.5l tins. The Ecopro range is uniquely formulated for high performance and all three products are totally oil and acrylic free, with minimal VOCs. Eggshell is a new addition to the range. Suitable for use on interior walls, ceilings and woodwork, it’s a complete all-rounder. It dries to an attractive sheen that is durable, washable and scuff resistant. Ecopro emulsions are water-based, low odour, environmentally sound alternatives to conventional wall and ceiling emulsions. The Matt option is particularly suitable for use on new plaster, while Lo Sheen is formulated for enhanced durability and washability, making it suitable for higher traffic areas. Complying with the strict EU Ecolabel standards, the range is not only eco friendly but newly decorated rooms can be brought back into use quickly because the paints do not give off any harmful emissions or odours. Ecopro in action Ecopro emulsion was specified during the repair and refurbishment of a Grade II listed Victorian residence in Manchester. Vaughan House was built in 1875 as the presbytery to the Church of the Holy Name. More recently, it was used as a residence for PhD students, but now it has been restored to its original internal volumes and converted for office and training use. The University recognises that conventional acrylic paints are not sustainable and requires the use of non-acrylic paint whenever possible. Ecopro emulsion

fits perfectly with the University’s sustainability ethos as it is Ecolabel approved and provides the wearability and cleanability that was needed for this project. Site Manager Chris Mellor of Harry Fairclough Construction said “The ceilings at Vaughan House were painted with a spray gun. White Ecopro emulsion was used throughout Vaughan House to maximise natural light internally.” For further information visit:

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16 Industry News & Shows Bristol hosts Danish-British urban planning summit Urban planning leaders convene in Bristol, 2015’s European Green Capital, for The Liveable City conference. The Liveable City exhibition and seminars runs from 19-20 November 2015 at various venues in Bristol. Speakers, chairpersons and organisations from the UK and Denmark will meet to discuss how planners, architects, businesses and local communities can play their part in the development of a dynamic, liveable city. Danish-British dialogue applies particularly to Bristol, as the city has forged a strong connection with the Danish capital Copenhagen – Bristol’s Green Capital predecessor and fellow frontrunner. The Liveable City provides the latest insight into how the two cities and countries inspire each other to find new ways in which cities can be made better places to live, work and play. Danish Ambassador to the UK, Claus Grube commented, “The best know-how and the brightest ideas must come together when creating green and people-friendly cities of the future. The UK and Denmark are leading the way by exchanging ideas and engaging in co-operations, which is especially true between Bristol and Copenhagen. I look forward to seeing the latest of what our countries’ most innovative stakeholders have to offer, and hope for even more partnerships in the years to come.” The two-day event features seminars on housing, heat, flooding, health and sustainability, and addresses the question of how to create beautiful cities with a more resilient economy, healthier residents and a better quality of life for everyone. Bristol provides a fitting venue for the Danish-British take on the matter.

BDP completes work at Thomas More Square BDP has recently completed a major £30m upgrade to the principal office building and public realm at Thomas More Square in London. Thomas More Square is a commercial development built originally in the 1980’s.

The upper office floors have also been refurbished to create grade A commercial space with brand new facilities throughout the building. Externally the public realm has been remodelled to include new access routes, raised levels, planting, seating and lighting.

It consists of a number of office buildings near St Katherine’s dock, and is connected by a large area of public space linking adjacent residential buildings with retail and public amenity.

A new client brand for the development was adopted for inclusion in a new signing scheme too.

The main reception area has been completely remodelled, and now incorporates a new double height stainless steel entrance portico, large reception with feature audio visual system, business lounge and coffee shop.

An interdisciplinary team from BDP, including landscape, interior and graphic design, lighting and architecture, was commissioned by Land Securities to work on the project.

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The Liveable City sees a range of influential and knowledgeable stakeholders come together. Among them is The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which is also one of the partners behind the event.


Jon Watkins, Regional Director, RIBA South West said, “The RIBA is delighted to be supporting the Danish Embassy with this excellent initiative to exchange knowledge, skills, and innovation between the UK and Denmark; and the opportunity for architects from both countries to be able to demonstrate their value in placemaking and evolution of our cities.” Alongside the seminars, the exhibition Architecture with People shows a wide range of projects developed by Danish architects creating architecture for people by focusing strongly on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Through photos and facts, the exhibition presents different examples of how Danish architecture is all about creating settings that make people feel safe, generate new opportunities and encourage diversity.

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

combining amazing comfort and fit with reinforced functionality.

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

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

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

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


RINNAI GOES SOLO FOR CONTINUOUS FLOW WITH A STORE…. Rinnai’s latest innovation in the energy efficient fast delivery of instantly useable hot water is the Infinity Solo Re-Circulator water heater. The Rinnai Infinity Solo condensing and low NOX water heater is the first of its kind for the UK to combine the advanced technology of wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder, all in one compact footprint. The design parameters of this product empowers specifiers, designers, installers and engineers to benefit from unique Rinnai technology in applications it was once not previously possible. For instance, the Infinity Solo will have both 35kW and 54kW sized appliances, ensuring sites with a smaller gas meter can readily use this technology. The larger Infinity Solo model will also act as a high-efficiency alternative to gas fired storage appliances that exist in today’s market. The cylinder is stainless steel and this reduces the weight compared to glass lined models, and it makes transportation and installation a lot easier. As well as the difference in weight, the cylinders also have extremely low heat loss figures (as low as 1.41kW/h day), so the user pays less to maintain the heat within the tank.

One other benefit of the Infinity Solo using a stainless steel cylinder is that the life expectancy of the material is far greater than that of a glass-lined equivalent as glass suffers from thermal shock causing it to crack after a period of time. The Infinity Solo range is also renewables compatible and supplied pre-fitted with a coil, meaning that the primary energy source will always be from renewable gains and the complementary Rinnai water heater will only apply the precise amount of gas to boost the difference in temperature. Rinnai manufactures the energy efficient Infinity range of gas fired continuous flow water heaters and space heaters. The Infinity brand carries the widest range of condensing water heaters on the market today with the most impressive efficiencies in operation, leading the field in technological innovation. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit

Award Winning Small Duct System STOPS Air Conditioning Complaints Cooling, Heating & Air Purification in One System Cardiff based manufacturer, Orangebox, were tired of experiencing uncomfortable air conditioning draughts and uneven temperatures. They wanted to stop complaints and create a comfortable working environment. They needed to meet the UK Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 ‘Workers should not be exposed to uncomfortable draughts’. Twenty six Ingenious Air Small Duct Systems were installed, each paired with a 20kW inverter heat pump and air purification module. The innovative system created their perfect indoor climate, which improved workplace satisfaction and productivity: •

The energy efficient induction method of air delivery ensures temperatures are even. There are NO air conditioning draughts or hot/cold spots.

The natural de-humidification action solves the arguments over office temperature control. More moisture is removed from the air in cooling mode, which lowers relative humidity. This means that male employees can feel comfortable at the higher temperatures female employees often prefer.

Orangebox can run their system at an energy saving 24.5°C in cooling mode and keep both male and female employees happy. •

High specification air purification cleans the air by removing all three serious indoor pollutants: airborne bacteria and viruses, volatile organic compounds and allergens. This can reduce sick days.

Discreet circular air outlets in the ceiling free up floor and wall space. There are no radiators, ceiling cassettes or wall mounted units.

In heating mode, a natural de-stratification effect re-uses heat that is usually lost at ceiling level. This reduces the running time of the heat source.

Multiple control zones mean one system replaces up to eight fan coil units. This significantly reduces the number of components and overall carbon footprint.

All serviceable parts, except the thermostat, are installed outside the occupied areas. This reduces disruption during routine maintenance.

Mr. Alun Ashcroft, Production Engineering Manager, Orangebox Ltd: “We are extremely happy with all aspects of the equipment selection and installation. Everyone is comfortable.”

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PHEX announces fixtures for autumn 2016 PHEX is providing installers with everything they need to hit the ground running this heating season, with two shows packed full of the latest products, services and training, as well as exclusive show discounts and competitions. Taking place from 5 to 6 October, PHEX Manchester will be held at Old Trafford stadium, and PHEX Chelsea will return to Stamford Bridge stadium from the 16 to 17 November. Each event will play host to the industry’s leading manufacturers, offering visitors the chance to touch base with their suppliers, learn about new products and ask any questions they may have. As well as meeting with industry experts on the stands, seminars from Gas Safe Register and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering will help visitors stay up-to-date with new developments in technology and legislation. “For over 21 years, PHEX has offered the plumbing and heating trade sector a unique exhibition experience at some of the country’s most iconic sports venues,” said show producer, Mark Edginton.

“The shows offer visitors a lively and engaging look at the latest developments and, most importantly, the opportunity to gather essential information on the industry that could help to shape the future direction of their business.” With more than 100 exhibitors in attendance, specialising in everything from water treatment to shower enclosures, pipes to water heaters and smart controls to boilers, visitors can be sure of a productive day off the tools. Visitors benefit from free entry, free lunch and a free stadium tour, as well as exclusive coach transport through local merchants. Among those exhibiting this year are Vaillant, Tado, Baxi, Fernox, Vokera, Honeywell, Mira and JG Speedfit. To register and for further details of the full exhibitor list, key product launches and exclusive show offers, please visit

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

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

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

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





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26 Kitchens, Bathrooms & Washrooms “Perrin & Rowe manufacture the world’s finest range of Kitchen and Bathroom brass and sanitary ware exclusively in the UK. The recently launched Hot Tap Collection utilises the finest raw materials is designed and engineered with unrivalled quality and exacting attention to detail.” Working with some of the best architects and designers globally, Perrin & Rowe products continue to be specified in the most luxurious residences, hotels, resorts and spas around the world. Renowned for unrivalled quality and exceeding industry standards, Perrin & Rowe also promises true value for money with a varied portfolio of styles that can adapt to any size of budget of style of property. Full UK design and manufacturing operations allow Perrin & Rowe to offer bespoke design such as laser etching, tailored finishes and proportions or personalised porcelain indices. The Instant Hot Collection (Pictured) from Perrin & Rowe allows you to add hot water functionality to any kitchen installation via a 3-in-1 or standalone Instant Hot Tap dispensing up to up-to 98°C steaming hot filtered water in a range of traditional, contemporary and country styles. Easy to navigate, the accompanying hot water tank comes with a LCD touch screen display allowing digital control of the water temperature. Designed to be installed discretely under the sink, the compact tank only needs 40x40cm of space and is supplied with a 13 amp socket, operating from mains supply. Water saving and energy efficient, Perrin & Rowe’s Instant Hot Taps all come fully WRAS approved and will work in systems with a pressure 1.5 bar and up. To ensure safety, the collection offers spit free water flow with zero run off and a unique AntiScald lock with spring-back valve.

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The filtration system utilises Nanofiltration technology so every drop of instant hot water dispensed is free from debris, water born cysts, bacteria and odour. The filter also contains a lime-scale inhibiter to increase the lifespan of the tank by preventing build-up. Simple and easy to replace, Perrin & Rowe also offers the end user a complimentary reminder service for replacement cartridges. Manufactured in the UK from the highest quality raw materials, latest technology and low lead brass, all Perrin & Rowe brassware is individually assembled by hand and water tested, with valves tested to withstand up to 25 years domestic use.

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Multipanel Create Range Multipanel is the UK’s market leader for bathroom and wet room panels. Their exclusive ‘Create Range’ provides end users with the opportunity for creative freedom within interior design. They have made it possible to integrate photography, inset illuminated shapes and even concealed speakers to your enclosure. Create Range is unique and allows consumers to design a bathroom that is truly one of a kind. Photo Wall Are you looking to make a bold, dynamic statement? Photo Wall shower panels enable the ultimate personalisation. Do you have a moment in time that you would like to showcase? A favourite image that you have always wanted to use in an interior space? Multipanel have made it possible to exhibit bespoke visuals in your bathroom. Choose from 5 digitally printed designs, select your own imagery from stock photography, or supply your own hi-res image for your enclosure. Adding a feature wall creates an impressive focal point and an elegant setting for the ultimate relaxation.

Multipanel walls can cater to your concept. Sound Wall Connectivity is evolving within bathroom design. Do you ever step into the shower and become your favourite singer? Ever wish you had the backing track to accompany your vocal performance? Sound Wall offers an ideal platform. If you are into gadgets or simply like singing in the shower, Sound Wall provides a hidden integrated sound system right in your bathroom. Listen to audio in your home like never before with hidden music, radio, podcasts and audio books. Everything is controlled via your Bluetooth enabled device. This system is simple, safe and quick to install below your bath, behind your walls, ceiling or cupboard doors. Sound Wall is perfect in wet and humid areas and delivers fantastic audio without any visible speakers. Sound Wall works by converting vibration energy, through the surface of Multipanel, into pure sound waves. It’s time to turn up the volume!

Glow Wall Adding a touch of ambience to your bathroom makes a huge difference in the overall tone and atmosphere. Available alongside Classic, Plus, Photo Wall, Tile or Reflect panels, Glow Wall can be a key component in creating a stunning backdrop. Multipanel has enabled customers to create a personal backdrop, through the use of customisation of shapes and colours. Customers also have the choice of static or changing colours that can be selected via remote control.


Classic Range

Glow Wall

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Photo Wall

• Quick and easy to install

• Wide array of colours and textures

• No grout, simple to clean, low maintenance

• Can be installed to existing tiles or stud wall

• Discreet, watertight Hydrolock joint (exc Tile Range)

• For bathrooms, wet rooms and kitchens

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About Novellini UK Novellini UK is the British branch of Novellini Group The most important shower enclosure manufactured in Italy. A vast range, extremely high quality and probably the most versatile in the market – anything is possible in terms of scale and design. 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.

Choosing the right products You can challenge our team anonymously using LiveChat or if you prefer not to discuss your requirements use the innovative Solutions tab all, via our website. “Novellini will never try and contact your business with sales calls” .

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 you 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 store locator link on our website to find your nearest dealer or call us directly for more information on:

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Lakes Bathrooms launches ultra-clear PureVueHD glass without charge Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has launched PureVueHD, an optically superior, low-iron glass that appears entirely clear. This new high quality glass is being offered as standard on shower enclosures, doors and bath screens in both its Classic and Coastline Collection, so no incremental charge will be made for this high-end, ultra-clear look. PureVueHD has minimal iron content, meaning that the glass appears clear, rather than having the green tinge that is visible in standard glass. This is because very high transmission levels, of around 90 per cent, enable as much light as possible to pass through PureVueHD glass, making everything viewed through it appear lighter and brighter. With standard glass the iron content reduces light transmission, which creates the green hue that tints everything viewed through it and is particularly noticeable on the edges of the shower enclosure, door or bath screen. This dramatically clearer glass allows the bathroom’s colour palette to be viewed with untainted accuracy. The difference in colours, sharpness and enhanced clarity that PureVueHD makes in the bathroom is like the vivid quality brought to the living room by high definition TV. Whilst low-iron glass can cost as much as 50 per cent more due to the higher grade of silica that it demands, Lakes Bathrooms is supplying it as standard; without adding to its prices. So this visual luxury is now part of all products in its Classic and Coastline collections (excluding only the Mirror range). The choice of PureVueHD products includes shower enclosures, shower doors and bath screens, with over 40 styles. The latest walk-in ranges are included, plus heavier thickness glass, which shows even more strongly the contrast between standard ‘green’ and this new ultraclear glass. PureVueHD products start from £145.00 plus VAT and are detailed in the latest catalogue from Lakes Bathrooms. For more information or to find the nearest stockist visit

Green is so last year

Standard glass has a green tinge

PureVueHD glass is optically superior and ultra-clear

Standard glass always has a green tinge that’s particularly apparent when you view the edge of the glass. PureVueHD by comparison is dramatically clearer. Its reduced iron content reduces the greenish hue to zero levels, so the glass almost disappears and the natural beauty of anything seen through it truly shines. From anybody else this dramatic advance would carry a significant premium. From Lakes Bathrooms, where superior comes as standard, this extra clarity comes with no extra cost. Your local Lakes representative will be pleased to show you a side by side comparison and explain more about the brilliance and immediate availability of PureVueHD enclosures, walk-ins and bath screens.

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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? Our patented NOOD No-Odour trap provides the key ingredient to 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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Istanbul takes flight RMJM Istanbul has been shortlisted in a global competition to design the iconic 95m high Airport Traffic Control (ATC) Tower of Istanbul New Airport, due to open in 2018. Inspired by authentic symbols of Turkey, the competition saw applications from many renowned international design brands, including RMJM Istanbul. Sotiris Tsoulos, Managing Partner at RMJM Istanbul and his team were inspired by the seagulls of Istanbul and Turkey’s ancient pottery and textile industries. Sortiris says of their design for a building they regard as the absolute symbol of aviation industry, of travelling, of welcoming and of wishing good bye, “spirit of flying, body of moulding and skin of expression are the three architectural metaphors that create this ‘container and protector of life’. It was clear to us that this project had to be unique; this is the flag that will be raised to symbolise the new,

vibrant, global Turkey. As witnesses to this amazing transformation we aspire that this building be far more than an ATC Tower. Rather, we are designing a new symbol for this country, the pinnacle of our new landmark airport and providing that vital “Welcome to Turkey” moment.”

design will symbolically contribute a great deal to Istanbul New Airport, as well as becoming an important icon for the whole of Istanbul. We asked contestants to see inspiration from icons of Turkey.

Seagulls and the fluidity of the flying are expressed through the aerodynamic form of the structure that barely touches the ground, and which has a neck providing 360 visibility. The main body of the structure is more moulded than sculpted as a reminder of Turkey’s great pottery tradition, whilst the final element of RMJM Istanbul’s design is the detail of a loom in the form of a delicate horizontal layers of ‘woven skin’ around the building. “We are developing a unique project inspired by local architecture. That is why we have organised this competition, hoping that the Airport Traffic Control Tower

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Benoy, the international award-winning firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has announced its appointment as the Masterplanner on the Nairobi Showground in Kenya.


Working with the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK), the Benoy Team has been tasked with designing the Concept Masterplan for this new 131ha, sustainable destination for the people of Nairobi. This design for this scheme, set in a prime spot with close proximity to airports and landmarks, embraces the local culture of Kenya and Nairobi residents. The development will focus on the showground and trade hub at the heart of the project and will be supported by leisure parks, culture and research centres. The agribusiness and trade area will become a new hub for general commerce generating longterm employment opportunities improving economic prosperity. Paul Priest, Benoy Director and Head of MENA Studios, commented, “Working with ASK on this new project, we have created a concept that encompasses all the needs of Nairobi within a creative vision which blends the different components together.”

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New 12mm fitting makes Geberit Mapress Copper an end-to-end solution Geberit Mapress Copper is now available in 12mm, giving installers the ideal tool to overcome issues of fitting copper piping in retro-fit projects where hot works is not allowed. The launch of this new fitting size enables Geberit Mapress to be used throughout the restoration project such as on Grade II listed buildings. With the introduction of the 12mm fitting, this market-leading press-fitting solution provides an end-to-end range solution of copper fittings, from the smallest 12mm up to the largest at 108mm. This makes Geberit a one-stop-shop for all installers’ supply requirements. Geberit Mapress is a hazard-free alternative to soldering copper pipework, with no open flame required to make a secure connection. Always putting safety first, pressing indicators and defined leak paths enable incorrectly closed connections to be detected during inspection and when the system is subjected to a leak test. Clearly marked with the fitting’s size, Geberit Mapress Copper press fitting is colour coded with a white seal ring to make installation even easier. Suitable for use on supply systems including heating, cooling, gas and potable water, the new 12mm Geberit Mapress copper fitting is available from builder’s merchants nationwide. Geberit – 01926 516800

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Automated Doors Hit the Right Note at Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is an Art Deco wonder. Built in the 1930’s, its structured clean lines encompass interior detail which echoes the elegance of a bygone era. But the venue is also a thriving contemporary arts and entertainment venue – home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and presenting more than 350 concerts and events annually, including music, comedy and film – and therefore opens its doors to all. So, when it came to a £14.5 million refurbishment, it was vital to fuse functionality with sensitivity within the Grade II* listed building. Improved accessibility needed to be incorporated and the remotely located control box was concealed within the Art Deco fittings. The solution was found in GEZE UK’s TSA 160 UFO automatic under floor operator for swing doors. GEZE UK was the immediate choice for building contractor Gilbert Ash which had to incorporate the new with the old – a bank of timber-leaved doors with etched glass insets that front the imposing building. The TSA 160 UFO not only powers the heavy doors with ease but has the added bonus of being virtually silent in operation – making them ideal for a building renowned for its acoustic properties. The doors were designed by Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s architect Herbert Rowse as one of its many decorative elements. The designs on the etched glass relate to the fluidity of music and the ensemble of instruments that make up the orchestra. However, as manual swing doors incorporating plate glass they could be difficult to manoeuvre for young visitors and those with restricted mobility. And with close to 1700 people attending performances, the need to provide an automatic alternative was a must to allow visitors ease of access – from front to lobby and lobby to foyer.

In order to fit the under floor operators part of the original stone floor needed to be lifted and carefully reinstated to preserve the authenticity of the Art Deco interior. The TSA 160 UFO was specified because the operator is fully concealed under the floor allowing the ornate doors to take pride of place. The TSA 160 UFOs are tamper proof, easy to maintain and virtually silent in operation and can operate door leaves of up to 120kg in weight. Jayne Garrity, Liverpool Philharmonic’s Head of Communications said: “Improving accessibility for visitors to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall has been central to our refurbishment programme. The provision of automatic doors at the main entrance to the venue and lift access throughout the Hall for the first time are amongst a number of improvements we’ve provided designed to enhance our visitors’ experience.” Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK, said that that every heritage building brings a unique set of challenges but that technological solutions could be incorporated into historic interiors. “This is a landmark building in the city and we are very happy that GEZE’s automatic swing door operators could improve the ease and accessibility of this prestigious venue,” he said. For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic operators, manual door closers and window technology products call 01543 443000 or visit

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GEZE UK’s Ahead of the Curve with the Library Walk Link Manchester’s stunning new elliptical library walk link was designed to connect two of the city’s historic buildings – it needed doors that not only allowed people to enter and exit with ease, but reflected the dramatic glass architecture. GEZE UK was appointed by Waagner Biro to install Slimdrive SC automatic curved sliding doors to create the two main entrances in to the Library Walk Link, as well as four Slimdrive SL NT automatic sliding doors providing access in to Manchester’s Library and Town Hall. The link building echoes the curve of the passageway and features 26 glass panes of 7.4 meters high. Perhaps the most spectacular feature is the rooftop sculpture of a cloud formation created from 30 tons of mirror-polished stainless steel. The overall effect is one of maximum light and space in the impressive atrium. To reflect the unique curve of the building, two gently curved automatic bi-parting sliding glass doors were installed at either end of the building. GEZE’s energy-efficient Slimdrive SC, a curved automatic door operator was chosen for its sleek appearance and versatility as it can be tailored to bespoke radii and door dimensions, as well as meeting the highest efficiency and quality standards. The doors are open to the public between the hours of 6am and 10pm, enabling the public to use the passageway as a thoroughfare, but they and a gate at the end of the passageway are locked at night for security. As well as the main entrances in to the atrium, GEZE installed automatic sliding doors positioned on either side of the pod providing access to the historic Library and Town Hall. Here Slimdrive SL NT drives were chosen to provide consistency of design throughout.

Both the Slimdrive SC and the Slimdrive SL NT automatic operators are part of GEZE UK’s popular Slimdrive range. The operators are just 7cm high allowing the head track to be mounted discretely and partially concealed within the soffit detailing/facia. Designed to be virtually silent in operation, the Slimdrive range are ideal for glass doors. Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK, said: “This is a truly spectacular architectural design that combines a glass façade with a sculptural stainless steel ‘cloud’ roof. The effect is truly unique and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work on such a prestigious project. “From initial design right through until installation, we worked closely with Waagner Biro to provide an entrance solution that would transform the architect’s vision into a reality. I think it’s fair to say that this is exactly the type of project that the Slimdrive SC automatic curved sliding entrances were made for!” The Slimdrive range has been designed and tested to meet the requirements of all relevant standards and regulations, including Building Bulletin 93, Approved Documents B and M, as well as assisting with the vigorous demands of the Equality Act. For more information about the Slimdrive range or GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic operators, manual door closers and window technology products call 01543 443000 or visit

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New, Fresh and Mobile Compatible website launched by Vicaima Leading interior door and doorkit manufacturer Vicaima has strengthened its communication strategy and user interface for all market sectors, with a complete renovation of its online presence. With the launch of a new website, Vicaima now combines simplicity, accessibility and innovative design in a platform that meets the aspirations and demands of today’s digital specifier. With responsive technology and mobile compatibility the site provides a valuable resource wherever and whenever needed. The new Vicaima website presents simple intuitive and pictorial navigation to enable customers and specifiers easy access to a wealth information

and inspiration. With product facts, latest innovations, digital catalogues and technical advice sitting alongside corporate data and even recruitment opportunities for those wishing to be part of such a modern and vibrant organisation. “Keeping pace with international trends and the strengthening of our brand leadership is the key motivation behind this latest innovation by Vicaima. The launch of the new website, with its completely refreshed and user-friendly platform, is part of our ongoing strategy to project and position Vicaima through multiple digital channels. We are now closer to our partners, customers and colleagues anywhere in the world with clear and insightful communication,“

says Arlindo Costa Leite, President of Vicaima. The launch of the new Vicaima website is the latest in a series of digital developments by the company and follows an upgrading of its presence on Facebook social network, increased presence and activity on the LinkedIn platform, together with YouTube and Twitter. Vicaima offer an extensive range of innovative door design options, with fire, acoustic and security performance. For further details about these and other products from the many Vicaima collections, visit the Vicaima website alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.


STORA LOOKS SHARP IN THE SHARD Warwick Business School’s (WBS) London base opened on the 17th floor of the iconic Shard building in 2015, as part of the University of Warwick’s 50th anniversary celebrations. This facility provides an outstanding working environment for students to take courses away from WBS’ Warwickshire campus.

As part of the large project, Spectral Lighting’s popular STORA LK fittings were used within the computer lab, offering an innovative and contemporary feel to the space. “We thought that the STORA luminaires would give a really unique look to our computer lab, while still providing the energy saving benefits we needed from its LED. We have received a number of compliments on the lighting, and how it encompasses the modern architecture of the building.” commented Sean Turner, Information Systems Consultant at Warwick Business School. STORA LK uses a stunning profiled aluminium extrusion and the flexibility of LED technology to create a classic and timeless aesthetically pleasing pendant. This is the first time that STORA LK chandelier has been used in this type of setting, proving that it really is a multifunctional piece. The pendant features continuous direct lighting and offers the perfect balance between great design and great efficiency. The design of the luminaire means that all of the

light is used effectively while still offering both a modern luminaire design and an engaging light effect. The extruded aluminium body acts as a thermal control to the LEDs keeping the temperature constant and the output to an optimum. STORA LK is produced using top quality materials, including LED boards, which are produced in-house at Spectral’s German facility, making it both durable and efficient. For more information on the STORA range, please visit


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More To See At This Year’s January Furniture Show Bigger is better – especially when it comes to the best furniture and furnishing exhibition in the UK. With more stand space and more exhibitors for 2017, the January Furniture Show will showcase everything from cabinet furniture, upholstery and beds to soft furnishings, flooring and giftware across the five jam packed halls.

The next show will see Hall 5 as the major destination hall offering its strongest line up of commercial big hitters for years. Hall 4 boasts leading UK and international cabinet brands while Hall 3 will be the place to visit for furnishing accessories. Hall 2 will be the centre for top end international contemporary furniture, while Hall 1 remains a destination hall for high end exclusive ranges.

The four-day show which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is a must attend event for designers, architects and specifiers giving them the first opportunity of the year to see the best of the best.

Laraine Janes of the January Furniture Show said: “We are excited that the calibre of companies exhibiting is particularly high for 2017 and that visitors to the show will have the best experience.

There are over 280 confirmed exhibitors already for the 2017 show including major brands Parker Knoll, Baker Furniture, Libra, Whitemeadow, Duresta, Willis & Gambier, Gallery Direct including Frank Hudson and Dreamworks, Westbridge, Alstons, Dar Lighting and Ercol as well as new sign ups – Ekornes, Yeh Bros and Malini.

“We had 85% of 2016 exhibitors sign up for next year on the spot. The show has become such a success in the past 2 years, that it is now an integral marketing tool for any furniture and furnishings business. We have had to increase hall space by 10% to accommodate the new enquiries and, laying strong foundations for the future of the show, we have just signed a seven year deal with the NEC which underlines the centre’s confidence in its future.” For more information and to pre-register visit

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Don’t allow Subfloor Moisture to Delay Occupation with F. Ball’s Range of High Performance Waterproof Surface Membranes! As the UK’s premier flooring product specialist, F. Ball has developed a specialist market leading range of high performance products, providing a wide range of tried and tested subfloor moisture control solutions. The technical experts at F. Ball know that the way to ensure the lasting performance of a new floorcovering installation is to deal with any damp or moisture problems from the outset. If not dealt with successfully, not only will the appearance of the new floorcovering be ruined, but the very fabric of its construction and ultimately the integrity of the installation, will be compromised too. Every specifier and contractor knows the old maxim ‘time is money’, so when there are products that can deliver better economy, are easier to apply, and provide time-saving solutions guaranteed to perform perfectly, they’re bound to attract a lot of attention. Accurate moisture testing in accordance with the British Codes of Practice BS 8203, BS 5325 and BS 8201 is essential to determine the Relative Humidity (RH) level

within a subfloor. F. Ball recommend moisture levels be checked accurately by use of their approved Digital Hygrometers. An indication of the presence of moisture can be quickly determined using the Protimeter Aquant or Protimeter Moisture Measurement System (MMS). If the relative humidity is below 75% it is safe to proceed with a fitting. Where the RH is above 75%, the installation should not proceed, as excess moisture in the floor could result in blistering of the floorcovering or complete failure of the flooring installation. This may result in expensive and lengthy remedial work, including the possibility of a costly ‘rip out’. Visual inspection is insufficient as a surface can appear dry while excess moisture is still present. Once levels have been accurately measured and confirmed, you then need to apply the best Waterproof Surface Membrane available. If the RH measurement is above 75% and up to 92%, F. Ball recommend to use one coat of Stopgap F76 or Stopgap Isolator Membrane. If the RH is above 92%, F. Ball recommend to use Stopgap F77, F78 or Stopgap Isolator Membrane. (Wood floor installations should be a maximum of 65% RH, consult the wood floor manufacturer) The treatment of subfloor moisture problems is very serious to consider before beginning any major flooring project. For further information on the complete F. Ball range of Waterproof Surface Membranes, moisture control and moisture measurement please visit the F. Ball website or tweet us on the dedicated Twitter support profile @ASKFBall


RISCO Confirms that Home is Where the Smart is The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the way in which we live our lives. A growing number of homeowners are taking advantage of Internet protocol (IP) enabled technology to create smart homes and RISCO Group’s intruder alarm systems are playing a leading role in this process. Estimates about the amount of connected devices set to be in use over the next few years vary enormously. However, according to Intel, the IoT is predicted to grow from two billion objects in 2006 to 200 billion by 2020, when there will be around 26 smart devices for every human being on Earth. IBM claims that every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data – according to the US definition that’s one followed by 18 zeros. To put that huge number into perspective, it equates to filling up 57.5 billion 32GB Apple iPads.

Drive time A key driver of the IoT is the demand for ever smarter and technologically advanced homes. In the past, the term smart home conjured up images of expensive gadgets and gizmos that were only to be found in the mansions or grand estates of the ultra-rich. However, the assumption that it is all something of a ‘Tomorrow’s World’ concept has been turned on its head in the last few years, with highly advanced systems being introduced into dwellings of all shapes and sizes. Generally speaking a smart home incorporates advanced automation systems to provide inhabitants with sophisticated monitoring and control over a building’s functions. These include lighting, climate control, multimedia and audiovisual (AV), window and door operations, energy metering, as well as security. The UK smart home market is growing rapidly and a study by AMA Research found that while it was estimated to be worth around £65m in 2011, this figure is set to spiral to £210m by 2019.

Smart attack RISCO Group offers a wide variety of products designed for the homeowner that make premises safer and more secure. Someone that has an established track record in using the company’s products to create smarter homes for his clients is Rob Rathbone, Managing Director of Cheshire based KHG Security. He comments, ‘We only offer cutting edge equipment, installed to the highest possible standards by time served, professional technicians. We’ve used intruder alarm technology from RISCO Group in a diverse range of installations over the years and have always felt that it offers a level of functionality

and flexibility that is perfectly suited to meeting the increasing demand from homeowners for networked abodes.’ As it becomes more cost effective to install an IP enabled intruder alarm system and homeowners recognise the benefits of having one installed, KHG Security has seen a rise demand for its expertise in this area. Rathbone continues, ‘Most of our customers initially see an intruder alarm system as a one dimensional product but once we have installed it they are often amazed at the additional lifestyle benefits it provides. Others, however, are far more tech-savvy and are fully prepared to exploit the full range of features that RISCO Group’s technology can offer.’

Forward thinkers Two individuals that qualify for the latter group are Malcolm Gruber and Dominic McCormick. Both resident in Cheshire, they have used the services of KHG Security to implement RISCO Group’s intruder alarm technology in a plethora of innovative ways. Having moved into his new home in 2015, Gruber had intended to update the existing security system, however, it became a priority after one eventful evening. He explains, ‘Unfortunately, I managed to lock myself out of the house and having gone to lots of time and trouble to get a locksmith to attend and let me in, we started talking about intruder alarms and he recommended KHG Security. I already had a good idea about what I wanted, but as soon as I met Rob I was impressed with his clear interest in creating smart homes.’ After conducting a risk assessment, Rathbone recommended the installation of a RISCO Group Agility 3 two-way wireless alarm system. Agility 3 supports visual verification with a self-monitoring smartphone app, which enables homeowners to control their alarm systems remotely, as well as view real time images taken inside their premises with a wireless passive infrared (PIR) camera detector that communicates with the RISCO Cloud server. As a dog owner, Gruber was concerned about the welfare of his pet when he went out. He comments, ‘Dogs can get very distressed when they are apart from their owners, so I wanted to be able to remotely monitor what is happening. I now have three


cameras located throughout my home, which I can activate via my smartphone at any time and take photos if necessary. This gives me valuable peace of mind about my dog’s welfare and means I can take any action if required.’ The Agility 3 also allows him to arm and disarm the system remotely, so that he can grant access to neighbours, dog minders and his cleaner, as required. If an alarm goes off it takes a burst of four pictures that are instantly sent to him and if he doesn’t respond to the text notification and turn the alarm off, an alarm receiving centre (ARC) will call him directly.

Life of Pi Fellow tech-junkie, Dominic McCormick, firmly believes that the smart home is now within reach for all, and found a likeminded soul in Rob Rathbone. ‘We only moved into our new home in January,’ says McCormick. ‘One of my immediate priorities was an IP connected intruder alarm system. After consulting with Rob on the most suitable solution, we decided that a LightSYS 2 system from RISCO Group would offer immediate benefits, as well as the opportunity to scale up and configure new ways of linking our home infrastructure to it.’ LightSYS 2 is a professional hybrid system that offers ultimate flexibility, with advanced IP and GSM/GPRS or STU adaptor communication, as well as a choice of wired, wireless, or bus detectors. ‘Like the Agility 3, it benefits from a smartphone app that enables users to control their alarm systems remotely,’ states Rathbone. ‘Yet, despite its advanced capabilities, it is the easiest system on the market to install and support, with a simple keypad menu structure and seamless configuration software connectivity via RISCO Cloud.’

Comprising internal PIR detectors, as well as window and door sensors, McCormick is impressed with the functionality of the new system and has begun to adapt it to suit his specific needs. He explains, ‘I’m a keen user of the Raspberry Pi – a tiny, credit card computer that you can buy for less than £20 and runs Linux. I’m looking at ways I can combine its use with the LightSYS 2 to make my home more IoT enabled. I’m already using the Utility Output feature of the LightSYS 2 on my new garage door to open and close it remotely in order to accept deliveries when I’m out. My latest projects include developing an electric lock and door opening sensor that can open a door when my hands are full, and the ability to open and close curtains with a smartphone based voice command. Longer term, it’s clear that integrating the LightSYS 2 with the Pi and other Smart devices will provide capabilities far beyond its initial purpose.’

Look ahead Homeowners are looking to integrate all the different electronic systems they have and the explosion of smart devices has increased awareness of the lifestyle benefits of using technology in this way. KHG Security’s Rob Rathbone, concludes, ‘With IDC forecasting that the worldwide market for IoT solutions will grow from $1.9tn in 2013 to $7.1tn in 2020, pioneers such as Malcolm and Dominic are already realising the ways that RISCO Group’s technology can create the homes of the future today.’ For further information please contact Anna Royds on +44 (0) 161 655 5516 or or visit

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