Refurb & Developer Update - October 2020

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State of the Art Hospital Benefits from P C Henderson’s Sirocco System

State of the Art Hospital Benefits fro P C Henderson’s Sirocco System

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has been s a state of the art hospital build in Breda, Holland.

Covering 128,000 square metres, the new ultramodern Amphia Hospital was officially opened in November 2019. The design brief focused on creating a new world of medical care – aiming for increased one to one patient contact, shorter waiting times, the highest level of health care and a peaceful and comfortable environment. A key component in achieving this was the design layout of 514 private luxury rooms with adjoining bathrooms. The contactor wanted to ensure ease of movement around the room - as well as enhanced privacy and comfort. A key solution in achieving this was through the specification of a sliding door system to separate the main room from the

bathroom. P C Henderson’s Sirocco system was identified as the best solution for the project. Rene van den Biggelaar, Business Unit Manager at P C Henderson Holland, commented “Our Sirocco sliding door system is extremely popular in healthcare applications due to its integrated hydraulic self-closing feature which ensures the door always comes to a safe and gentle close”. In order to ensure a system that worked well for both patients and staff – a test room was set up during the build which was used for a number of months. This provided valuable feedback which led to some further customization of the product to ensure the best user experience.

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“The contractor required a system which could work with a 1.35m wide door - ensuring that even a hospital bed could be maneuvered through into the bathroom if required. We achieved this by manufacturing a custom made 2850mm length of track to replace the systems usual 2200mm track. We also designed a custom made stop which would allow the door to be held open half way across the opening - when only a small walk way was required”, continued Rene.

purposes, as well as to order from a menu of over 25 nutritional hot meals.

Home to over 4000 employees, the hospital is one of the largest clinical hospitals in the Netherlands and utilises some of the most innovative medical technology. With a key focus on patient comfort - patients are provided with their own iPad, which they can use for entertainment

Sirocco sliding door gear caters for doors weighing up to 80kg and is available with a number of optional extras to further add to the sophistication of the product – including a delayed closing timer and fascia. Visit for further details.

Sustainability is also high on the hospitals agenda – with systems in place to generate approximately 85% of its own energy needs. The use of P C Henderson’s Sirocco system assisted towards this through its hydraulic self-closing feature which requires zero electric input.




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04 Industry News

Investors pile into skip hire startup, Skrap • Skrap announces £1.2m seed fundraise from range of investors • Skrap to go beyond skips and challenge £20b construction hire market with an on-demand service to transform the building trade • Skrap to accelerate growth, already 10,000 orders through their app, by providing coverage in all major UK cities in 2021 Skrap, a London-based proptech startup, has raised £1.2m seed funding as it sets out to transform how everything is hired in the construction industry by making it available on-demand. Skrap is building on its reputation as a ‘skip hire disruptor’ and will bring its digital innovation to other parts of the industry including concrete, portaloos, machinery and so much more. The fundraise was led by Vanneck Investments, with participation from a host of entrepreneurs and angels investors including Charles Songhurst,

Eamon Jubbawy (Onfido), Anil Stocker (MarketFinance), Paul Huntingdon (ARM), Adrian Beecroft, Dennis Stevenson, Peter Brodnicki (MAB), Jay Radia (Yieldify, Reachdesk), and James Hind (Carwow). Founded in 2017, Skrap is a construction hire marketplace connecting construction businesses with on-demand skip and construction hire related services. The entire process is managed in a mobile app. Hussain Hilli, co-founder at Skrap commented: “We’re thrilled to have some amazing investors on board and look forward to leaning on their expertise as we broaden the horizons for Skrap. Our team has huge ambitions to scale across the UK and globally. Having laid the foundations in Skip hire, we are fast expanding in all construction hire verticals. Skrap is making its mark in industry by introducing the first mobile app that makes it simple and convenient for construction companies to access resources they need.” Skrap was founded with a vision of allowing SME Builders to order any construction hire service at the click

of a button. Skrap’s team of 25 are building the world’s first app dedicated to automating construction hire. It has been trialled with hundreds of suppliers across London, Manchester and Birmingham to complete over 10,000 deliveries to thousands of construction companies - small and large - to take the hassle of waste management away from the already stressful construction experience. Skrap’s strategic ambition is to automate the entire construction hire supply chain across major cities globally over the coming years. Founders Marwan Field, Hussain Hilli and Ahmed Rao came across the problem while running a construction business where logistics were unorganised and fragmented; prices were asymmetric, and the marketplace of suppliers and brokers were doing everything manually. Hussain Hilli added: “The UK construction hire industry is a £20bn market, yet it is poorly served with services not fit-forpurpose in a digital age. Skrap is well positioned to bring innovative solutions to help transform the industry and make it one beacon of industry once again”.

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Business as usual for Gills Plumbing & Heating

marketing channels highlighted those member businesses that remained open, advising opening times and the level of service they were providing. Chris said: “The IPG are an essential part of our business and during 2020 they offered vital advice and support.” He went on to say: “Throughout more recent weeks, business has picked up, as our customers have returned to work, they are seeing more homeowners about nonemergency work, confidence has grown in the new working conditions and their customers are happy to have tradespeople working in their properties again.”

Gills Plumbing & Heating, an IPG member based in Welwyn Garden City has continued to respond to the current business landscape Gills began the year by rebranding their store inside and out, with new store signs clearly identifying them as an IPG member, it was looking great in the spring sunshine, and then COVID 19 arrived and dictated what happened next. Normally, there would have been a celebration and promotion, inviting customers to see the new look store however, Gills found themselves in extraordinary times. In early March, whilst the trade counter remained open, footfall dropped dramatically and home installations that were booked in had to be postponed. When the country went into lockdown at the end of March, it became clear that businesses who could adapt quickly would have a better chance of flourishing again. Gills adapted to new customer requirements, plumbers and installers were still supporting their customers with emergencies, so it was important that the essential trade counter remained open. In addition, local households required water softener and salt, and Gills were delivering these essential products to the doorsteps of those who were self-isolating and vulnerable.

It is often the small businesses which will adapt to a quick changing business environment, and in this case, Gills modified their service to over the phone payment, safe collection, and deliveries, ensuring their customers were able to shop in their local area – which clearly demonstrates the importance of independent stores all over the country. Chris Kania, Gills Managing Director also made some additional changes to the inside of his store, to keep staff and customers safe. Now a familiar sight in retail outlets, Perspex screens were installed across the counter, hand gel sanitiser made available on entering the store, the showroom, office and warehouse and visible social distance stickers were put on display – with only 2 customers allowed in the shop at any one time.

Homeowners are now visiting Gills for parts and to look at the bathroom showroom, a booking system has been introduced to maintain social distancing. This part of the business has remained very positive with many future installations in the pipeline. So, to coin a phrase, Gills, like many of The IPGs members, have reached a new type of normal, and as Autumn falls they remain strong, having adapted their business in this ever changing landscape, continuing to offer unrivalled service and unbiased and honest advice. And as for the new look? It continues to be well received amongst Gills regular customers, Chris commented: “We are proud to be part of The IPG, and to demonstrate this with our jointly branded store.”

It has never been so important to support the independent merchant in the heart of your community, many of them (like Gills), have been part of it for decades. The IPG has played its part in supporting its members, for example, during the early days of the pandemic, the common message published across its

06 Industry News

The Case for Upcycling in Architecture

Aaron Betksy on the merits of reuse as defined in a new book by Daniel Stockhammer. Out of Liechtenstein, that tiny principality wedged between Austria and Switzerland, comes one of the most rousing clarion calls for upcycling I have read. Upcycling, let us be clear, is not recycling. The former term, which, if we can believe Wikipedia, first appeared in 1994, refers to adding value through reuse, rather than finding residual value in used or leftover materials. It is a process that is by now well-established in music (recycled riffs), fashion (Virgil Abloh selling salvaged Polo shirts), and industrial design (the Campana Brothers making furniture out of rags or toys). It is not, however, that well-known in architecture. Enter Daniel Stockhammer, an assistant professor at the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein who heads the design studio Upcycling with Cornelia Faisst. In his new book, Upcycling: Reuse and Repurposing as a Design Principle in Architecture (Triest Verlag, 2020), Stockhammer makes the following argument: “The preservation and qualitative reuse and repurposing of existing building stock means: –architectural relevance is gained through complexity and multiplicity of meaning (instead of through form) –Identity, longevity, and historical and social continuity are bolstered –Knowledge of building culture and construction is secured – The simplicity, durability, and sustainability of building construction, building materials, and technology are challenged and promoted. The exploration of reuse and upcycling perceives buildings as once again being part of processes of social change. For the designers of our built environment, treating architecture as project (and the intellectual property) of many generations entails a transformation from creator to contributor. It means rethinking traditional certainties (and single-layered ideas) of modern building and preservation of architecture and it means posing new questions: –How do we conceive designs if indeterminacy As is expected, much of the global news cycle is currently being dominated by stories of Covid-19 and the impact it is having on people and communities as they are quarantined and self-isolated.

becomes an essential component of architecture? –Which design approaches and tools are suitable for dealing with irregularities, incompleteness, and deficiencies? –How can design processes themselves become a central objective of design disciplines and what roles should architects play? –What structures and materials are suitable for keeping the processes open to enable that future buildings and construction waste can (again) be reused and repurposed?” Upcycling means not just finding value in old materials, building parts, or images, but also changing value itself. Finding aesthetic and economic merit in the combinations, defects, and recombinations of upcycling is as important as the actual reuse itself. A beautiful example is a recent art work by Victor Solomon, who applied the Japanese craft of kintsugi to a crumbling basketball court using gold paint to highlight, rather than mask, the concrete’s defects and repairs.

RMJM introduces database for quarantined architects

In February, videos went viral of scenes in Wuhan where quarantined residents across the city were chanting the phrase “ jiā yóu” from their windows and balconies as they encouraged one another to keep going and persist despite the adversity they have been facing. Literally translated from mandarin, (pinyin: jiā yóu) means “Add Oil”. The phrase is a Chinese expression of encouragement that is often used as a motivating rallying cheer. Inspired by the optimism and encouragement the people of China have shown each other and the world, RMJM is launching RMJM Jiayou. This new initiative will offer opportunities to ensure that architects, engineers and designers affected by the coronavirus crisis around the world can keep working and earning while they are distanced from their workplaces and teams. “In establishing this initiative, our goal is to provide opportunities for architects who are confined to their homes to connect and work with other architects and the RMJM studios around the world. We want to create a collaborative platform to keep our peers working and motivated over the coming months.” RMJM Family

The announcement of Covid-19 as a global pandemic encouraged RMJM to establish this initiative to support architects and designers worldwide. RMJM felt it is their responsibility as global citizens to support their peers around the world. The RMJM Jiayou initiative will offer architects the opportunity to be involved in live projects. The website will serve as the initiative’s central database. Users logged into the system will receive access to a tender database of international projects, can upload their CVs and receive support directly from RMJM’s Marketing Team in compiling the necessary tender documentation to present a bid. RMJM wants to encourage businesses across all sectors to engage in similar initiatives. “We are more interconnected now than ever, and in this moment of need, we must reach out to our neighbours and offer our support.” RMJM Family.

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O’Donovan Waste receives RoSPA Award for health and safety achievements O’Donovan Waste Disposal, a leading family-run waste management business based in London, is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. O’Donovan, who operate with 185 employees and run a fleet of 100 lorries, has received a RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its team get home safely to their families at the end of every working day. Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards. Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director, said: “We are extremely proud to have been presented with a silver RoSPA Award. This recognises our ongoing commitment to deliver a safe working environment for our much valued team and demonstrates our continuous dedication to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. The RoPSA awards are known as ‘the toughest health and safety awards in the world’ so it is a huge achievement for us to receive one.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longestrunning of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety. “RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.” The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management, safety delivered outside of the workplace, and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international organisation, new entry, workforce involvement, leisure organisation, and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy. Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2020 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 15th consecutive year. For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit

08 Industry News Winvic is testing Artificial Inteligence (AI) technology on two of its sites in a bid to improve safety. The system will see site cameras monitor work and identify any hazards to operatives. Safe working zones will be projected onto any potential hazards and workers alerted via a mobile app or wearable device when they move into a possible danger area. Any operative not wearing appropriate PPE will also warned and the Project Manager alerted of the issue. The projects has been dubbed as Computer-Vision-SMART and will run for two years. with funding from Innovate UK. Tim Reeve, Winvic’s Technical Director is leading the Computer-Vision-SMART project. He said: “Utilising intelligent digital technologies in construction to deliver projects more rapidly, cost-effectively

Winvic trials new AI site safety zone system and safely is a passion of Winvic’s and this forward-thinking health and safety initiative is truly ground-breaking. “There is a clear gap in this area of construction safety, where social and technical efforts can successfully converge, and with the solution that has been conceived will come better

£30m boost to help unlock land for new homes In a speech at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, Cabinet Office Minister Lord Agnew has announced that the government is boosting its Land Release Fund (LRF) and the One Public Estate (OPE) programme with an additional £30m to help release surplus land for housing and support local economies to bounce back from the pandemic. The LRF will offer councils the opportunity to bid for £20m for remediation works and infrastructure to bring their surplus sites forward for housing. The LRF targets small sites with a focus on supporting SME builders. The LRF currently supports 73 council projects which are on track to release land for more than 6,000 homes by next March. Examples include: Broadland District Council in Norfolk: awarded funding to deliver improvements such as site highways works and the

implementation of a surface water drainage strategy and pumping station. 22 homes at Rosebery Road, Great Plumstead have now been completed by Broadland District Council’s housing company. The Griffin regeneration area in Blackburn: awarded funding to carry out new highways access and land remediation work to accelerate the release of brownfield land for 140 new homes. This has helped to make the site viable, supporting regeneration of the local area and bringing forward a muchneeded scheme of new family homes for rent and sale. The OPE programme will provide £10m, supporting the earliest stages of development. New and existing partnerships will be able to bid for practical support to deliver ambitious property programmes in collaboration with central government and other public sector partners, which deliver homes,

opportunities than ever before to reach our zero-harm aim. “It’s a very exciting time in the world of digital transformation, and our achievements over the next two years will generate a significant leap forward for safety across the whole of the construction industry.”

jobs, efficiencies and improved public services. The Burnholme development in York is one example, supporting the delivery of a modern health and wellbeing hub with new homes and spaces for education, health and worship. Cabinet Office Minister Lord Agnew said: “By taking a fresh look at how we use buildings and release surplus public property and land, the One Public Estate programme has helped to create thousands of new homes and jobs and breathed new life into communities. “As we look forward, across Government and local authorities, we will continue this work to make sure we deliver the vital public services people need while providing value for money for taxpayers.” Funding will be allocated in the current financial year and is now available for bids. Today’s announcement builds on measures to transform unused land to deliver much-needed new homes, including the announcement last month that the government is investing £360 million in Mayoral Combined Authority areas through its £400 million Brownfield Fund. This will deliver 26,000 new homes while protecting greenfield sites.



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Safer Alternatives The building and construction industry seem to be continually at the mercy of various regulatory bodies as to what ingredients can or can’t be used in the manufacture of building chemicals which is becoming a challenge. As a UK Manufacturer Bond It strive to offer high quality products at affordable prices but as raw materials become obsolete, finding comparable alternatives that don’t compromise the quality of a product has become a bit of an art. The latest active ingredient to be banned by the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) is propiconazole which did not pass the latest regulatory requirements which are carried out every 15 years.

Propiconazole is a is a broad spectrum systemic fungicide for control of fungus and has been widely used historically in formulations for Wood Treatments and Wood Preservatives. The EU has been studying the registration package for propiconazole since 2015 and several key studies have been conducted, including ground water studies and the impact of endocrine disruptors (ED) on the environment. Endocrine distrupters are chemicals that may interfere with


Preserving High Standards? The building and construction industry seem to be continually at the mercy of various regulatory bodies as to what ingredients can or cant be used in the manufacture of building chemicals which is becoming a challenge.

the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects in humans and wildlife. It is this which has lead to the chemical being dropped from use. In response to this latest legislative changes which were to be in place by March 2020, Bond It have used valuable research and development time to produce a package of Wood Treatments that offer the user safer alternatives.

Bond It has introduced a Coloured Wood Preserver that offers a waterbased alternative containing no VOCs and no propiconazole, making it safer to use. It contains a fungicide specifically formulated for use against wood rotting, decay and staining fungi, algae, lichen and other growths on wood surfaces. It is an ideal product for the protection of outdoor timber structures such as sheds, fences, trellis, pergolas, gazebos etc and can be applied to all rough, sawn or smooth timbers.


Available in a range of durable UV fade resistant colours that provide deep penetration into timber and leave a colour finish with the natural timber grain texture still visible. To compliment this Bond It also has under their Wood Guard umbrella 3-in-1 Wood Treatment. A ready to use, 3 in 1 microemulsion universal wood preserver that kills active woodworm and termites, 3 in 1 Wood Treatment protects against re-infestation and wood rot.

This not only boasts zero volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), but is waterbased, non-flammable and quick drying. Based on a combination of fungicide and insecticide formulations it effectively eradicates and prevents attack by wood boring insects and wood rotting fungi. Certified to European and British Industry standards you know you are in safe hands. For more information on our product range contact our Sales Team on 01422 315300 or visit


Panasonic’s innovative nanoe™ X technology brings nature’s balance indoors • nanoe™ X technology brings the natural cleaning properties of hydroxyl radicals to the indoor environment • Inhibits certain allergens, bacteria and viruses by up to 99.9% • Effective on hard surfaces, soft furnishings and indoor air • No filter required – the nanoe generator is maintenance-free • Now available in more indoor units for residential and commercial ranges The well-being benefits of nature are well known and Panasonic’s innovative nanoe™ X technology brings nature’s balance indoors. Abundant in nature, hydroxyl radicals (also known as OH radicals), inhibit certain pollutants, viruses and bacteria to clean and deodorise. Panasonic’s nanoe™ X technology can bring these incredible benefits indoors so that hard surfaces, soft furnishings and the indoor environment can be a cleaner and more pleasant place to be. This innovative technology is now available in even more indoor units, suitable for a wide variety of applications, whether at home, at work, visiting doctor’s or dentist surgeries, hotels, shops, cafés and restaurants etc. A naturally occurring process Hydroxyl radicals inhibit the growth of certain pollutants such as: allergens, bacteria, viruses, moulds, odours and certain hazardous substances, by breaking them down and inhibiting the unpleasant effects. This naturally occurring process has major benefits for indoor environments. Panasonic’s nanoe™ X technology takes this a step further to help create an ideal indoor environment. By creating hydroxyl radicals enveloped by water, nanoe™ X technology significantly boosts their effectiveness, increasing hydroxyl radicals’ lifetime from less than a second in nature, to more than 600 seconds – 10 minutes indoors. Another benefit is that the hydroxyl radicals enveloped in water, generated by nanoe™ X, can reach every corner of a space and its surfaces and can spread over large areas. Thanks to this advanced technology, even tightly woven fabrics can be treated, meaning that curtains, blinds, carpets and furniture can all benefit from this technology to inhibit hazardous substances – including on hard surfaces and of course, in the air that we breathe.

The effectiveness of nanoe™ X technology has been independently verified and tested by international third-party laboratories in Germany, Denmark, Malaysia and Japan. The nanoe generator is maintenance free as it does not require any filters and is made with high strength, long lasting Titanium. This proven technology has been in use for many years. In fact, the first nanoe device was developed by Panasonic in 2003. After years of R&D investments, the technology has been improved with the launch of nanoe™ X, with a 10- and 20-times higher performance1. nanoe™ X Generator Mark 2, which is available in Panasonic units from 2020, produces 9.6 trillion hydroxyl radicals per second. Greater amounts of hydroxyl radicals contained in nanoe™ X lead to outstanding effects. Expanding availability to more indoor units nanoe™ X comes as standard in Panasonic’s residential Etherea air conditioning range and the Floor Console units. The

company is now expanding nanoe™ X availability in Panasonic’s PACi and VRF commercial range, including in the cassette 90:90, new duct units and floor console units over the coming months. Tony Nielsen, UK Marketing Manager for Panasonic concludes, “In today’s health-conscious world, we care about exercising, what we eat and of course about what we touch and breathe in. At Panasonic, we are committed to constantly improving our solutions and nanoe technology has been developing since its launch in 2003. It is exciting to see Panasonic nanoe™ X technology being used in a wide range of applications for cleaning air and surfaces such as trains, elevators, cars, home appliances and personal beauty, as well as in air conditioning, bringing the benefits of good outdoor air, indoors.” For more information on which solutions utilise the technology, and for its further benefits, please visit


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The Importance of Delivering Hot Water with Temperature Control By Dan Madagwa, MEng

Introduction The supply & use of hot water is vital to the efficient function of almost all industries. From NHS Healthcare to Care Homes to food production, hot water is critical yet often an overlooked integral part of the system design is the overall ability to accurately control hot water temperature. This capability can allow you to preemptively tackle or avoid issues arising from poor hygiene regimes or bacteria. The significance of hot water temperature

control itself is being given a lot more attention, as seen in a CIBSE journal article entitled “Taking the temperature – domestic hot water” which looked at the potential of reducing carbon and providing modern, safer low energy solutions simply by focusing more on temperature and revising guidance (CIBSE, 2020). The importance of being able to accurately control hot water temperature will be explored in this paper.

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How is precise temperature control achieved? Temperature control is the procedure where the change of temperature of a space or substance is measured and the movement of heat energy into or out of said space or substance is adjusted to achieve a desired set temperature. In the case of hot water heaters, this process is governed by a temperature controller. This instrument simply calculates the difference between a set-point and a measured temperature by taking an input from a sensor and giving an output signal for the connected heat element. Venturing into system design, another way to ensure the desired temperature is provided at the outlet is by using thermostatic mixing valves (TMV’s). A TMV uses an internal thermostat that blends hot and cold water to achieve this result.

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Limitless supply of hot water provided constant gas and water connections exist. Lighter and require less space. Advanced models can supply very precise temperature accurate hot water.

Table 1 opposite shows a comparative analysis between a continuous flow and storage water heater. As you can see from the data, the storage tank option tends to be less efficient and consume more energy. Once you factor in replacement costs, a continuous flow hot water heater is the more cost and energy efficient option as well as being better at reducing the carbon footprint. However the most important feature with regards to temperature control and what makes continuous flow the preferred option for this application is the ability of some continuous flow water heater models to constantly provide temperature accurate hot water with a precision of up to ±1°C.

Temperature control in practise Legionella & ACOP L8

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The two main forms of supplying hot water are the conventional storage tank water heater and the continuous flow (instantaneous) water heater. The main differences are outlined below. Storage water heaters: • Have a limited amount store of water. • When store depleted takes time & fuel to reheat before use. • Require greater plant room space. • Materials handling issues, heavy and cumbersome. • Standing losses. Continuous flow heaters: • Hot water is heated and provided solely upon demand. • Evidence and data that they are mechanically and operationally more efficient.

ACOP L8 is the Health and Safety Executive Approved Code of Practise that governs the control of Legionella in water systems. Legionella – full name Legionella pneumophila – is a bacteria that causes, amongst other less serious conditions, Legionnaires disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Legionella bacteria are common in natural water sources but the conditions are rarely conducive to people catching the disease. This usually occurs in purpose-built water systems and the risk of being exposed to Legionella increases in warm, stagnant water, passed to humans via breathing in miniscule, aerosol-like droplets of water. Specific guidance for the control of L pneumophila in water systems is provided in ACOPL8 and its associated regulations, HSG274 Part 2. When it comes to combating Legionella, precise temperature control is one of the strongest weapons available. The bacteria begins to die in temperatures above 50°C and cannot survive above 60°C Certain conditions support the growth of bacteria, such as a temperature range of 25°C to 45°C as well as the presence of certain deposits such as lime-scale, rust, sludge

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16 Heating & Ventilation Continuous flow 58.3 56 96%

Storage W/H 79 65 82%

1st hour flow rate @ 50°C rise (l/hr) Storage/Cylinder (L) Continuous flow rate (l/hr)

960 0 960

1411 300 1111

Peak usage periods (hr) Number of peak usage periods Heating consumption (kW) Storage recovery time (mins) Storage recovery (kW) Storage loss (kWh)

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1 3 79 16.2 21.3 9.29

Secondary return system heat loss per hour (kW) Efficiency (efficiency curve of appliance) Appliance input for secondary system (kW) Secondary system operating time (hr) Reheat of secondary return (kWh/day)

10 95% 10.5 21 221.1

10 82% 12.2 21 256.1

58.3 396.0 2771.7 144522.7

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Max Heat Input (kW) Max heat output (kW) Efficiency (Gross)

Consumption per peak period (kWh) Total consumption per day (kWh) Consumption per week (kWh) Annual consumption (kWh)

Annual CO2 carbon emissions (kgCO2e) 26,570.5 Table 1: Example running cost comparison between continuous flow water heater and storage tank water heater.

and organic matter can also increase this risk. This is why it is important to control the risk of exposure and do all you can to minimise it by introducing measures that restrict the growth of bacteria and reduce exposure. Traditionally this is done via temperature control, keeping stored water at least at 60°C and ensuring distributed water is supplied with 50°C water (55°C for healthcare) at outlets within 1 minute.

Scalding When discussing temperature control of water the risk of scalding should always be considered, especially in the health and social care sector. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), high temperatures over 44°C can create a scalding risk and as such water temperatures discharged from outlets accessible to those vulnerable or where there is the potential for full body immersion must not exceed this temperature. Engineering controls can be put in place in order to ensure this. These include using the aforementioned thermostatic mixing valves which should be placed as close


to the outlet as possible, temperaturerestricted or temperature accurate instantaneous water heaters. This would allow water of a safe temperature to be provided continuously and reliably at the outlet. For example there could be a scenario where a water heater was set using the controller to provide water of 43°C directly to the outlets. In this case, the use of thermostatic mixing valves would not be required though there could be legionella concerns. However regimes could be put in place to help control this. One method that could be used in addition to normal operation is a pasteurization regime. This would consist of raising the water temperature very high to over 70°C, the point at which legionella bacteria are killed instantly, and flushing the system. This could be done when the building in question is not occupied, the water is returned to a safe temperature prior to occupancy and it could potentially allow for water to be supplied as low as 43°C during regular use, reducing consumption immensely.

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Hygiene regimes

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The temperature of hot water is critical for many hygiene regimes across a variety of industries such as laundry for hotels, care homes and healthcare, particularly with regards to the cleaning and disinfectant processes. Being able to reliably provide water at these temperatures not only serves to properly disinfect the items in question every time but gives the end-user peace of mind. According to the Health & Safety Executive’s HSG (95)18 Hospital Laundry Arrangements for Used and Infected Linens, “The washing process should have a disinfection cycle in which the temperature in the load is maintained at 65°C (150°F) for not less than 10 minutes or, preferably, at 71°C (160°F) for not less than 3 minutes”. This is especially important as there are a number of harmful bacteria that can survive temperatures of over 50°C degrees such as Staphylococcus aureus, a well-known pathogen that if allowed to invade the skin deeply can cause a plethora of diseases, ranging from superficial skin infections that cause boils to more systematic issues like pneumonia and blood infections. Maintaining high temperatures ensures that such bacteria are killed before they have a chance to become a problem.

The need of hot, potable water is essential in any food processing operation as it is a major component of the cleaning process. To reduce the risk from hazards, comply with legislation, presenting a hygienic visual image or to ensure the variety of bacteria and residue left behind during production is removed, having clean equipment is of paramount importance. Hot water (thermal energy) plays an integral role in the effectiveness and rate of the cleaning method. Increasing the temperature generally increases the rate of the chemical reactions involved in the cleaning and so make it more effective and take less time. In the same vein, higher temperature of water may require the use of less detergent, allowing money to be saved. The goal is often to find the perfect balance between cost, efficacy and food safety and so the ability to precisely provide water of specific temperatures is hugely beneficial and allows great control.

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Panasonic’s Highly Efficient RAC Range Provides the Ultimate Heating and Cooling Comfort in Homes • Improve air quality in homes with nanoe™ X and PM2.5 filter • WiFi connectivity built-in or optional • Innovations for end users (indoor unit design, remote controller) and installers (easy installation) • High energy efficiency Panasonic provides solutions to meet any household needs with its range of RAC systems. Combining comfort with efficiency, the ranges include single and multi-split systems with a wide range of indoor units – many of which have recently been improved to allow for simplified installation and maintenance. Wall Type Systems Panasonic’s range of Wall Type units can be neatly placed in any space. The latest generation of air conditioning includes the renowned Etherea, with its VKE series boasting the highest energy class of A+++ in both heating and cooling. Slim and elegant in design, the unit comes with intelligent technology to provide high quality air-conditioning, including built-in WiFi capabilities. This range also comes with nanoe™X Technology as standard, which is designed to harness the naturally occurring

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chassis at only 779mm wide, whilst still maintaining impressive power and efficiency. The design also includes built-in WiFi for convenience. The unit is small enough for above door installation, making it ideal for limited spaces in any home[1]. The unit’s filter catches harmful particulate matter (PM2.5) often found suspended in the air – including dust, hazardous pollutants, pollen, dirt, smoke, and liquid droplets. The filter catches and reduces particles, helping maintain the room’s air quality. Furthermore, Panasonic’s basic range of Wall Type units all provide

impressive heating and cooling capabilities in a stylish, matt designed casing, with a new chassis design for easy installation. All Wall-Type units include Panasonic’s Aerowings; two independent blades that concentrate airflow to cool a room in the shortest time possible and which help distribute air evenly throughout a room. Two Aerowing blades allow for more control over the direction of airflow to ensure no spot is subject to a continuous icy blast. Simplified designs for easy installation and maintenance Panasonic has listened to the main struggles of installers and adapted its new TZ and basic RAC range to ensure the units are optimised for stress-free installation and maintenance. New design innovations include: • • • • •

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The 4-Way Cassette 60*60 is supercompact at only 260mm in height to fit perfectly into any ceiling and has a quiet operation of 22 db(A). This unit also comes with the Sky Remote Controller for effective and smart control. MultiSplit Range

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Optimum 200 stairlift is a game changer The newly re-designed Optimum 200 is a game changer when it comes to incline stair lift design and innovation. The stair lift now comes with a graphic display panel which keeps the user up to date with the operation status and importantly also indicates if the stop button has been depressed or if the unit is not located on its charging points. Both of which are unnecessary and expensive reasons for breakdown call outs.

The lift comes with safety arms which fold out during use, and then fold away behind the closed platform, reducing the possibility of misuse when the unit is parked. For added comfort, the platform also offers a fold down seat on the carriage for non-wheelchair users.

The new design also allows for coloured LED lighting to be added to both sides and across the top of the carriage adding improved individual adaption on the unit.

With an impressive 300kg capacity, as well as convenient wireless remote call buttons, this is a remarkable stair platform lift. Available in standard RAL colours, a three year warranty completes the package.

The platform lift has been re-designed, to take advantage of the latest technology. The unit now has modern touch sensitive controls and a smooth fresh carriage design. To make it easier to use, there is an integrated graphic display panel, which indicates travel and usage instructions.

But, perhaps most exciting of all, are the customisation options now available on the lift. You can also specify a personalised graphic or image to be shown on the underside of the safety tray, which can be seen when the lift is not in use - adding style and design to the lift.

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Making the Hotel Experience Safe COVID-19 has affected every sector across the globe, and the hospitality industry is among the hardest hit. Research* suggests that recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels could take until 2023— or later and like so many industries, hospitality will also see both subtle and substantial changes in the post-pandemic era. The consumer is embracing the need for safeguards while travelling, staying in hotels, and eating in restaurants. On the list of things that will make them feel pandemicsafe, are contactless check-ins and check-outs, smart-phone ordering at tables, masks, and visors and critically, robust hygiene protocols. After the kitchens or food delivery areas, it is in bathrooms, washrooms and WC’s that consumers will judge whether an establishment has taken hygienic safety seriously. Businesses that can highlight both stringent procedures and the best in hygienic bathroom design will be in the best position to get back to prepandemic trading. Specifying Bathroom Confidence for Customers Throughout the COVID crisis, VitrA products have been available and fully supported an essential consideration for bathroom specifiers that need products that are proven and backed up with full service along with spares

in this intensely hard-working sector. VitrA is recognised as one of the most innovative manufacturers of complete bathroom solutions and is exceptionally well equipped to help hoteliers and restaurateurs meet the many challenges that COVID-19 has created. Whether that be reducing touch-points with no contact flushing and water delivery or guarding against virus and bacteria buildup with special finishes on ceramic ware and tiles, VitrA can create bathrooms that are both safe and design led. What Gives a Bathroom User Confidence? Confidence comes from reducing touch points and from the human senses, feel, smell, sight, and sound. Not only does the bathroom need to look and be clean, but an ambient aroma of a clean smell is confidence giving also. Reducing physical contact is essential. Quick, quiet no-touch flushing on WCs, responsive no-contact basin taps that turn off as quickly as they turn on and all without the need for physical touch are reassuring to visitors. Speed of Cleaning Saves Times and Money. Cleaning protocols are likely to add time and money to housekeeping budgets.

With due consideration and compelling design meeting, the COVID cleaning procedures can be made quick, easy and reduce room turnaround. Wall-hung WCs and bathroom furniture speed up the daily housekeeping routine, by making it easier to reach the hard-to-reach areas. Tiled walls and floors are easy and straightforward to clean as there are no skirting boards. Tiles with a built-in antibacterial like VitrA Shield offer a valuable back up to cleaning. On all WCs and basins, VitrA adds a unique glaze to reduce the growth of bacteria and limescale, this VitrA Hygiene glaze is available as standard on all ceramic sanitary ware products. In addition VitrA Clean coating is available on several ceramic basins, vanity basin tops and WC products. The coating increases the surface tension, ensuring the water flows smoothly from the surface. All that is required to keep the basin clean is a wipe with a damp cloth and mild detergent. The rim around a conventional toilet pan is the place where water enters and is usually open, creating the perfect place for bacteria and limescale to accumulate. VitrA’s Rim-Ex

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Three quarters of tradespeople want the industry to hire more apprentices In a recent survey it was revealed that over 3/4 (78%) of tradespeople think it’s crucial the industry recruits more apprentices with 57% believing they are currently underutilised. These findings come from a new survey by Dakea, a leading manufacturer of highquality, affordable roof windows that are built for the trade, which questioned 500 roofers, installers and local contractors around the country about attitudes and opinions surrounding apprentices in the construction industry. 74 per cent of respondents said that they believe there needs to be more support for apprentices and the skilled workforce of tomorrow. In 2011, it was estimated that one in every five UK-born construction workers were aged 55 or older meaning that by next year, those people will be near retirement age causing a significant skills gap, something that can be remedied by apprentices. However, the recruitment of apprentices can have significant benefits outside of the traditional construction job role. As the world looks to adopt more digital practices in the wake of COVID-19, ensuring those working in construction are adopting technology can have a significant impact on the success of a business. Despite this,

only three quarters of the industry admitted they are fully comfortable with using technology compared with 100% of those that have been working in the industry for less than two years, who are most likely recently qualified tradespeople, highlighting the positive impact apprentices and digital natives can have on a business. Undertaken as part of Dakea’s ‘Trade Matters’ campaign, the survey identifies the areas where the trade industry needs the most support in order to help the everyday life and businesses of roof window installers in the UK. To make sure that tradespeople can help grow their business via the recruitment of apprentices, Dakea has created a selection of free guides that includes: • How to hire your apprentices • How to develop your apprentice • Index of training collateral provided by Dakea

Mhairi McDougall, Country Manager UK and Ireland at Dakea, said: “The construction industry has been facing a skills gap for years, something that needs remedying to ensure we have enough skilled workers to meet industry demands in the near future: “Having grown up around technology and social media, apprentices are digital natives making them best placed to help businesses adopt emerging technologies and futureproof businesses. Apprentices can offer a fresh perspective on potentially exhausted working practices and at Dakea, we believe that the more businesses invest in apprentices, the great reward they will see.” You can find out more about the survey and download Dakea’s free guides here.

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LANGLEY FURTHER DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO MITIGATING FIRE RISK WITH A SYSTEM APPROACH TO FLAT ROOFING Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, the leading roofing and waterproofing systems supplier, has invested further in British Board of Agrément (BBA) independent assessment - to continue to demonstrate its commitment to, and the importance of, mitigating fire risk in construction through a systems-based approach to compliance. Additional comprehensive, independent testing and assessment of its BBA certified systems further endorses the fire performance of Langley’s industry leading RBM range. It certifies that its TA-20, TA-25 and TA-30 Flat Roofing Systems meet Broof(t4), the highest fire testing classification under the European standard system. The BBA certificates further detail the performance with regard to specific factors such as durability, thermal performance, wind up-lift and resistance to mechanical damage. The external fire performance of each Langley TA Flat Roofing System

has been rigorously tested and certified with varying configurations of the system’s build-up. Langley’s TA Flat Roofing Systems have been thoroughly tested and certified with polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation thicknesses of 30mm to 250mm and Mineral Wool insulation thicknesses of 30mm to 150mm. They have additionally been tested on different roof deck types including cement board and wood particle board. This means that Langley’s TA Flat Roofing Systems can be used in a range of different configurations to best suit the requirements of the application whilst ensuring full compliance with Broof(t4) fire rating to BS EN 13501-5:2005. Typically, systems are only tested in a limited number of configurations and details are given on the system suppliers’ BBA certification. The certificate then states that other specifications will require separate testing and assessment on a case by case basis. It cannot be automatically assumed that the system will still perform to that standard with a different combination of components.

The substitution of components within a system without the appropriate testing was among the key issues raised in the Hackitt Review of the Building Regulations. Langley continues to support the 100% Hackitt campaign, led by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the BBA, that aims to ensure that all recommendations made in the review are fully implemented. “Those responsible for the specification of the flat roof must ensure they carefully examine the information provided by system suppliers and that they fully understand the performance certification,” said Daren Fraser, Head of Technical at Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd. “They should be extremely wary of systems that are only tested in very limited situations as any specification that deviates from the certified configuration risks non-compliance and potentially undermines the safety of the building in the event of a fire.” Langley’s TA Flat Roofing Systems, also have LABC Assured status. This provides impartial and professional accreditation that the

Roofing 27 system complies with the building regulations, and is recognised by all local authorities across England, Wales and Scotland. The systems also carry an independently backed insurance guarantee for design, materials, workmanship and consequential damage. The high-quality systems also have a life expectancy of at least 40 years, certified by the BBA. “Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, understands very well that third party assessment and certification of the performance of its products and systems is key to providing independent assurance to specifiers and to those in the wider marketplace.

Langley also offers learning and development opportunities on this subject. This includes its ‘Mitigating Fire Risk in Flat Roofing’ CPD seminar, available online. To book, visit: Langley has also produced a supporting whitepaper, ‘Broof(t4) Compliance: Fire Penetration Performance and Spread of Fire’ - supported by Zurich UK. This white paper helps specifiers understand the regulations and factors that need to be considered to ensure a fully compliant and safe flat roof specification. The whitepaper can be downloaded from fire-compliance-whitepaper

As the UK’s leading certification body for construction products, the BBA has recently assessed and verified a comprehensive suite of reaction to fire test results with respect to TA-20, TA-25 and TA-30 Flat Roofing Systems. These reports, are fully documented within Certificate 12/4959, which eliminates any doubt or uncertainty of fire performance, which would arise had the reports not been made available and independently verified,” stated Dr Mike Wiseman, Construction Products Team Manager at the BBA.



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The Globe Theatre stands in the London Borough of Southwark, boasting an affluent history, with the current structure being the third to stand on the site. Originally constructed in 1599, the first structure was destroyed by fire in 1613. The second structure was built following the blaze but was subsequently demolished in 1644 after the closure of all theatres. This left the site empty until 1997, when the third, and current, Globe Theatre was constructed.

As part of general maintenance of the theatre, and to ensure the building was safe and could stand the test of time, an on-site survey of the lime plasterwork at The Globe was required. With around 2,000 individual lime panels, of various shapes and sizes, the job was a challenging one. Artisan Plastercraft, a plaster restoration and conservation specialist, was commissioned to conduct the inspections and make recommendations as to the remedial works needed.

Artisan Plastercraft conducted a full survey of the building in August 2019, which involved inspecting each wall panel and assessing and documenting its condition. 135 defective panels were identified, which all needed to be removed and replaced.

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The current structure is around 3,000ft in circumference and includes approximately 250 tonnes of lime mortar. It was built using traditional materials and techniques, notably featuring the first thatched roof in London since 1666.

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“Sustainability, safety and strength were key for us when carrying out the remedial works at the Globe Theatre,” says Deborah McGhee, head of building operations at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The repair method required Artisan’s craftspeople to selectively remove the old, defective lime plaster and laths from panels, then apply lime plaster as a three-coat system over new, hand riven laths, with a Tallow lime wash to finish. “After visiting Lime Green’s site and seeing how it operates, we were more than happy to use their materials for the remedial works. It is a very impressive facility,” says Deborah. Phase one of the repair work began in March 2020, with work being carried out on the external and internal staircases and walkways of the North Tower and East Tower. Following this, phase two commenced in July 2020, with repairs being conducted on the building’s external sides. Under ordinary circumstances, the Globe Theatre is incredibly busy, as it is open 364 days per year. This makes it difficult to carry out any construction work during the day. For lime plaster in particular, this was a challenge, as it needs the correct temperature and the right conditions to be applied effectively.

COVID has laid the path to allow remedial work to be carried out more quickly and more in-depth analysis to be conducted, with the theatre being closed for a significant period of time.

The ideal solution “We wanted to use a product which is traditional, yet environmentally friendly, and really stands the test of time. Lime Green Ultra achieves exactly that,” says Deborah. The Globe Theatre’s location, on the bank of the Thames, means the building is subject to a lot of movement. Lime’s flexibility allows for this movement, and its rigidity provides protection against weathering. “The finish looks great and it appears to be a really easy product to work with, seeing it being expertly applied by Artisan Plastercraft. We’re incredibly pleased with the results so far and would absolutely recommend Lime Green’s products to others,” concludes Deborah. “Working with the Artisan team and Deborah at the Globe Theatre is a real pleasure. It’s great to be involved in a project with people who share the same beliefs as we do around the importance of sustainable, traditional building methods,” says Simon Ayres, co-founder and managing director at Lime Green Products Ltd. “We were really happy with the workability of Lime Green’s products. The pre-mixed bags are quick and easy to work with,” says Russell. “Thanks to the durability and longevity of the products, a high level of insulation can be maintained for years to come. For more information on the products used within this project, visit or call 01952 728611.Additionally, visit or call 01959 571135.

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