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Issue 39 2019
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NEW CAVITY SYSTEM IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF FORM & FUNCTION
TASOU ASSOCIATES breathes new life into historic Hackney almshouses
ARE FULLY WIRED SYSTEMS STILL THE BEST OPTION?
Teams Up with Farrow & Ball to Shed Daylight on Colour in the Home
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Refurb Renovation News is distributed to a unique circulation of over 15,000 key refurbishment, renovation and conservation specifiers and purchasers within the industry. The entire edition is also reproduced as a digital interactive magazine as an exact replica of the A4 glossy printed publication. This is sent out to a further 49,000 of the most up to date key refurbishment & renovation specifiers, some of which include: • RIBA registered Architects & Large Architecture Practices • Property Developers • Building/Refurbishment Contractors • Housing Associations • Local Authorities
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Tasou Associates breathes new life into historic Hackney almshouses Tasou Associates, the Islington-based architectural practice, has announced the completion of its latest residential project: the full refurbishment of the Bishop Wood’s Almshouses in Hackney.
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orking with its client, Noble House Properties, Tasou Associates has refurbished and restored five historic almshouses on Lower Clapton Road, the heart of one of London’s ancient ‘villages’.
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The beautiful collection of Grade II listed buildings includes what has been referred to as ‘Britain’s smallest chapel’. The original design dates to the late 1600s, and the site has been home to Hackney residents for over 400 years.
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Guided by a philosophy that celebrates the special character of the site, Tasou Associates’ team focused on making as little change to the historic fabric of the buildings as possible. The design works harmoniously with the attractive redbrick exteriors, high pitch tiled rooves and the Gothic revival windows of the chapel. As part of the restoration, Tasou Associates reinstated chimney stacks, repointed brickwork and landscaped the central courtyard.
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The result is a development of bright, modern one and two-bedroom homes, arranged in their original setting
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around a shared courtyard. Each new home features additional bedroom or living space within the loft area, filled with natural light from conservation rooflights. The fresh layout included the addition of a bathroom, kitchen and staircase to each property, whilst the chapel space now features a mezzanine level with a first-floor reception room, overlooked by the stunning 19th century tracery window. The successful renovation means the almshouses, previously identified as vulnerable, have now been removed from the Historic England Heritage at Risk register. Commenting on the design, Tom Tasou, director of Tasou Associates, said “We’re proud to have played a role in restoring such a special historic site, which faced an uncertain future. “The Bishop Wood’s Almshouses is a great example of our ability to sensitively incorporate modern design techniques whilst respecting the traditional elements of heritage buildings.”
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Solus: Enhance their product offering to react to market demands
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Solus is known in the specification market for being experts in porcelain, ceramic and natural stone commercial tile supply.
orking only with the best manufacturers, Solus has carefully and confidently spent the past 25 years curating a core collection of tried and tested products. These products are made using top quality materials and to the highest professional standards.
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Solus has recently taken the brave step to invest in the infrastructure and knowledge of Engineered Hardwood Flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tiles to expand its product offering. The ranges have been deliberately selected with commercial applications, quality and the environment in mind. Solus can take advantage of excellent industry relationships and tried and tested distribution networks to offer an exceptional level of service. Solus offers four beautiful Engineered Hardwood flooring ranges, Oakwood, Finewood, Spiritwood and Materiawood. Each of these ranges has unique characteristics that make the entire collection perfect for any commercial application. Oakwood and Finewood utilise sturdy HDF middle layers that are bonded using an innovative wood powder layer through
Solus offers four beautiful Engineered Hardwood flooring ranges, Oakwood, Finewood, Spiritwood and Materiawood. Each of these ranges has unique characteristics that make the entire collection perfect for any commercial application. BELOW
a combination of pressure and heat. The wear layer is thinner but substantially more resilient than used in standard EHF. This manufacturing process is the only way to make a floor that is durable, resilient, easy to maintain and still stunningly beautiful to look at – a real high-tech wooden floor. The Materiawood range has been developed with commercial settings in mind. The main component of Materiawood is the innovative “wood powder” – a mixture of fine wood fibres and mineral components that are compressed using pressure and high temperatures. Resulting in the Materiawood surface that is both as hard as a rock and as warm as wood, and it looks fantastic.
With one of the largest sample departments in the UK, based at their HQ in Birmingham, Solus offers a complimentary, next day sample service for all the new Wood and Vinyl ranges.
To complement the four wood ranges on offer, Solus have sourced two luxury vinyl tile ranges. These high-tech ranges, made from non-PVC material, look stunning and are kind to the environment. Ecowood is a range of authentic wood finishes while Ecostone is a select range of on-trend stone and concrete finishes. With one of the largest sample departments in the UK, based at their HQ in Birmingham, Solus offers a complimentary, next day sample service for all the new Wood and Vinyl ranges. Two new dedicated Area Sales Managers now operate out of Solus’s brand new award-winning Clerkenwell showroom. They are on hand to introduce all these ranges to current and new customers by meetings at the showroom or the customer’s offices. Solus Clerkenwell is a delight for the senses, a place to open your imagination and perceive the true versatility and innovative qualities of flooring products. It is also a place to consider and reflect, relax and enjoy, and Solus is proud to have integrated into the design community – taking part in world-renown events such as Clerkenwell Design Week and the London Design Festival.
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• Easy to assemble the two usable parts and dismantle for emptying & cleaning. • Lightweight & user friendly leaving no smears or streaks on glass. • Good for getting into corners and hard to reach areas with all direction operation. • Speeds up the cleaning process. • Excellent battery life.
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Review of the Product The Kärcher professional WVP 10 window and surface cleaner brings a new innovative way to clean. On first impressions, the cleaner is more compact and lightweight compared to other Kärcher products. I was truly impressed with how easy this was to assemble and how the product left no smears or streaks on the glass. Due to the lightness and compactness, the product glided along the glass, and I was able to successfully clean all areas that were harder to reach.
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My overall opinion of the product was that it sped up the cleaning process, it was easy to use and efficient; which is important in a product as sometimes new cleaners can be difficult to set up and harder to work out. It successfully cleaned the glass to a high standard, leaving no smears or marks on the glass, and the compactness of the product meant that it covered all the glass. Additionally it is easy to store, quick and easy to set up and has impressive features such as long battery life. I would highly recommend this product and it is my new favourite cleaner!
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Reinforcing and expanding on its six-year relationship with Sky even further, Screwfix has become the first-ever ‘Official Partner’ of the Sky Sports Football channel after signing a sponsorship deal for the forthcoming 2019/20 season.
he seven-figure deal brokered between Sky Media and Wavemaker will see Screwfix exclusively sponsor Sky Sports’ broadcast and digital coverage of the English Football League (EFL), and cement themselves as one of Sky’s longeststanding partners.
Scottish Professional League (SPFL). As well as sponsorship of over 190 live games on Sky Sports Football, the package includes exclusive sponsorship of the weekly EFL highlights show on Quest.
• Heating, Ventilation & Insulation In a new and broader deal, the omnichannel retailer will also sponsor ‘whistle-to-whistle’ Sky Sports coverage of the Carabao Cup and
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As part of the new deal, Screwfix can use the Sky Sports Football logo and Official Partner designation in its owned and bought media. The package comprises 15 second and 5
second idents, digital display takeovers and video bumpers, aligned to the sponsored content. Caroline Welsh, Director of Brand and Marketing at Screwfix said: “We are proud to be the first official partner of Sky Sports Football. With over 80% of customers watching or attending games, this partnership gives us the opportunity to talk to them every week. After a fantastic six years of working together and with Screwfix celebrating its 40th birthday this year, this landmark deal is the perfect way to celebrate.” Rachel Bristow, Planning Director at Sky Media said: “We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with Screwfix, which will see a broader alignment with Sky Sports Football and Quest. “There is a great fit between the Screwfix and Sky Sports’ audiences who are passionate football fans and committed followers of the game. “We look forward to working with Screwfix, yet again, to activate and elevate the renewed partnership as the new season unfolds.”
Building and Construction Review have announced MaxVac as the recipient of the Product Innovation Award for their outstanding product the MV 2000 Vanguard.
axVac, in partnership with Addex Group, was established in Switzerland in 1998. MaxVac was created to provide maximum performance equipment for dust management and environmental cleaning solutions for street cleaning and public facilities. The company prides itself on providing sustainable, ecologic and innovative equipment for its customers. The MV 2000 Vanguard is an electrical street cleaner and the ultimate solution to hygienically collect and clean any waste type. Revolutionising the waste cleaning industry, the MV 2000 Vanguard is the product of green efficiency and innovative technology. The innovative design contains various features that have put the MV 2000 Vanguard ahead of its competitors. With modern automatic self-cleaning filters and a constant water suppressant sprayer, an automatic fire safety system and a pressure washer system that is able to eliminate excreta and liquid substances from paths and walkways, the MV 2000 Vanguard’s innovative, versatile design was created with the customer in mind – adaptable for streets, factory floors and shopping/leisure centres. Due to its Swiss manufacturing and design, the MV 2000 Vanguard is built to last and maintains a long efficient lifespan, while working at the highest standard possible. “The guarantee of high standard performance gives our customers peace of mind that the MV 2000 Vanguard will continuously perform at the top of its range throughout its ownership and provides a good return investment. The MV 2000 Vanguard has gained a great reputation for its reliable services and when it is properly maintained the MV 2000 Vanguard will give you over 10 years of top quality service,” said Gary Plahe. One of the best benefits of using the MV 2000 Vanguard is its environmentally friendly approach to cleaning and the economic benefit. The MV 2000 provides an ecological cleaning solution for the maintenance of public areas and being completely 100% battery powered, the MV2000 produces zero CO2 emissions. “Street sweepers have certainly come a long way from their ‘turn of the last century’ roots. It makes sense for us to invest
“The guarantee of high standard performance gives our customers peace of mind that the MV 2000 Vanguard will continuously perform at the top of its range throughout its ownership and provides a good return investment. The MV 2000 Vanguard has gained a great reputation for its reliable services and when it is properly maintained the MV 2000 Vanguard will give you over 10 years of top quality service.”
in these sweepers as we like to keep the town centre as clean as possible for our visitors and businesses alike.” – Cabinet member for Clean and Green Environment. As opposed to other cleaning vehicles that use diesel, the MV2000 is an electric machine and is therefore a preferable option for many customers including: airports, local authorities and schools. “The product contains high levels of safety and with its automatic cleaning system and dust management, it is safer for the operative and the public.” Gary continued, “The MV2000 has an on board fire safety system and emergency break.” Through its increase in safety features and efficient, versatile design, the MV 2000 is the perfect cleaning tool for many different industries and is used for removing litter, detritus and debris from any surface. With its easy control design it can clean around tight corners, obstacles and other street furnishings. The efficiency of the MV 2000 Vanguard surpasses any other form of waste management, providing low to zero maintenance and performing at the operative man power of five. The MV 2000
Vanguard cuts staffing cost and through its noise pollution volume of nearly silent, the MV 2000 is adaptable for use day or night. Gary told us that the MV 2000 Vanguard is “Equipped with intelligent computer control technology, the battery powered MV 2000 Vanguard provides up to 18 hours of independent operation.” Providing a full host of services for its customers, MaxVac ensures that they provide the best solution for customers through their services and products. “Our team assists our customers throughout the whole process, from enquiry to after sales service.” Gary stated, “We want to ensure that our equipment is always performing at the highest level possible and we provide a full service including spare parts and regular maintenance.” MaxVac will be attending the Recycle and Waste Management Exhibition in September 2019 at the NEC Birmingham. The company will also be attending Interclean in Switzerland in 2020. For any more information please see the details below. T 01432 346 850
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Designing doors is an art form which comes naturally at Vicaima. Blending on-trend colour tones and surface materials such as veneer, laminate and foil with lacquers and stains to elevate the simple to surprising. Capturing truly fresh ideas that have the ability to harmonize with an existing theme or completely transform their surroundings.
mong the many recent creations to make the leap from drawing board to reality are two new additions to Vicaima’s Exclusive range. The Ex20 collection blends the purity of white, acting like a canvas to off-set striking and modern grain patterns, forming a door which is almost abstract art. This collection presents no less than five models and offers a choice of grained tones, including Dark Ebony, Bleached Oak and Zebrano in both Golden and Rouge. For designers and specifiers looking for a more geometric style, the Ex70 collection displays multiple grain directions intersected by a commanding jet black and curved groove. These real Ash veneered doors come in four models and are stained in a choice of contemporary tones, which include Warm Umber, Dark Taupe and Charcoal Brown; making them perfect for modern environments
This collection presents no less than five models and offers a choice of grained tones, including Dark Ebony, Bleached Oak and Zebrano in both Golden and Rouge. For designers and specifiers looking for a more geometric style, the Ex70 collection displays multiple grain directions intersected by a commanding jet black and curved groove. BELOW Vicaima EX22 model in Zebrano Rouge
recognised in the industry as a benchmark to which many aspire. Aside from its many attributes, Vicaima’s suitability for multiple locations makes them an ideal choice for luxury living, hotels and commercial applications.
If you would also like to know more about Vicaima’s latest collections or indeed any of the design and performance solutions provided, visit the website www.vicaima.com. Alternatively call 01793 532333 today.
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Of course innovation is not only confined to the appearance of a Vicaima door. The beauty of these products go far more than skin deep. With manufacturing expertise that has been honed for almost 60 years, Vicaima performance solutions in acoustics, security and of course fire doors, are widely
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