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Lack of land and lending is blocking new homes A lack of available small sites and a lack of finance top the list of barriers to SME house builders increasing their delivery of new homes, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB).

Key results from the FMB’s House Builders’ Survey 2017, the only annual snapshot of SME house builders, include: • Over half of small house builders (54%) say accessing finance is a major

barrier to their ability to build more homes (up from 50% in 2016); • A lack of available and viable land is the most commonly cited barrier (62%) to increasing output and 54% believe that


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the number of small opportunities for small site development are decreasing; • 42% of SME house builders said that a shortage of skilled workers is a major barrier to their ability to build more new homes, and this rises to half (49%) when asked to look ahead over the next three years; • One in three small house builders that employ EU workers believe the end of free movement will be a major constraint on their ability to build more homes; • Half (49%) of SME builders view the planning system as a major constraint on their ability to grow and ‘inadequate resourcing of planning departments’ was again rated as the most significant cause of delay in the planning application process. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: "Almost a decade after the financial crisis, access to finance for small house builders is getting worse instead of better. The results of the FMB House Builders’ Survey suggest a slight worsening in the problems these firms face in accessing the finance they need to build. Assessments of lending conditions to SME developers were down slightly from 2016, the first fall in this measure since 2013. Small house builders express generally positive views of some recent Government initiatives in this area, such as the Home Building Fund, but we clearly need to double down on these efforts to make sure that SMEs have access to the finance they need to build Britain out of its housing crisis.” Berry continued: “Our research also affirms just how vital it is that the Government acts on key proposals in the Housing White Paper, published earlier this year and designed to increase the opportunities for smaller scale development. Nearly two thirds of SMEs say that the lack of available and viable land is a major barrier to increasing output, the most commonly-cited barrier for the third year in a row. More worryingly still, over half say that the number of available small sites is, if anything, decreasing. The White Paper quite rightly emphasises the need to diversify the house building sector so it is less reliant on a small number of large house builders. In order to do this, we need the Government to make good on its proposals to improve the availability of small sites and speedup the planning process for small sites.” Continued on page 2

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Berry concluded: “Over the next three years, half of SME house builders believe skills shortages will act as a major constraint on their ability to grow and this concern is now beginning to overtake more typical frustrations such as the planning system. If we get it wrong, Brexit and the end of free movement could further exacerbate the skills shortages we already have. The survey finds one third of SME house builders currently employ EU workers and this rises to 70% in London and the South East. The potential impact of post-Brexit immigration changes is therefore a cause for concern among small house builders. That’s why it’s so important that the Government introduces a transitionary period that allows the UK house building sector to gradually wean itself off high levels of EU labour.”

September 2017 NEWS

Build UK backs CITB levy Members of Build UK, the trade association that represents both the UK’s biggest construction companies as well as a host of specialist federations, have voted for the continuation of the Construction Industry Training board levy system. Build UK chief executive Suzannah Nichol has told the CITB that her organisation’s support was “subject to the implementation of a clear reform programme”. Terms demanded by Build UK are noticeably less onerous and specific than the demands made earlier by the Federation of Master Builders on behalf of the SME sector of the industry. Build UK asks for 'appropriate' industry representation on the CITB board and council, fewer committees, and measurable objectives with regularly progress reports. It also wants more transparency, accountability and consultation. “I look forward to working closely with

Build-to-Rent sector homes in on 100,000 milestone Build-to-Rent sector now boasts 95,918 homes complete, under construction or in planning across the UK. Data provides evidence of Build-toRent’s growth in London and the regions, throughout demonstrating the sector’s capacity to add to UK housing supply Research published by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that there are now 95,918 Build-toRent homes complete, under construction and in planning across the UK. Compared to 69,824 in the first quarter of 2017, this represents an increase of 37.4 per cent in the number of new high-quality, professionally-managed rented homes across the UK. At a time when both central government and the Mayor of London are focused on fixing the UK’s broken housing market, the BPF’s data demonstrates the Buildto-Rent sector’s capacity to add to housing supply at speed. To aid transparency on the sector and its growth, the research has been produced by Savills, commissioned by the BPF, and is published quarterly as an interactive map on the BPF’s website. When looking exclusively at the number of Build-to-Rent homes under construction and in planning, the rate of growth is even stronger. This number has risen from 56,547 to 78,917, representing a 39.6 per cent jump. With 54,978 homes complete, under construction and in planning, London still benefits from

the highest volume of Build-to-Rent. The regions, however, are making more progress in greenlighting development with 12,316 Build-toRent homes currently under construction – compared to 11,696 in London. The size of Build-to-Rent developments also continues to experience significant growth, with 34 developments currently in the pipeline set to provide over 500 new rented homes each – compared to 24 developments in Q1. Ian Fletcher, Director of Real Estate Policy, British Property Federation comments: “Our data allows us to track Build-to-Rent’s growth across the UK, and ensures we are as transparent as possible when communicating the sector’s current and projected contribution to the country’s housing supply. Correcting the supply-demand imbalance in the UK is fundamental to addressing the housing crisis, and we have demonstrated that Buildto-Rent has much to offer. “We are pleased by the Mayor of London’s continued support of the sector and his recognition of its capacity to deliver much-needed homes. We look forward to the government’s formal response to the national Housing White Paper, which formally recognised Build-to-Rent in the National Planning Policy Framework. We need all housing tenures to be fully supported by the right policy framework if we are going to reverse the damage caused by years of undersupply.”

you and your team over the coming months and years to ensure that we have a training body fit for purpose and capable of effectively supporting the skills needs of the industry it serves,” Suzannah Nichol tells CITB chief executive Sarah Beale. It would have been a little surprising had Build UK not backed the CITB since both organisations were chaired by the same man until recently. James Wates is chairman of the CITB and last week stepped down as cochairman of Build UK after two years in the post. With qualified support from FMB and Build UK, as well as the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the future of the CITB and the continuation of the levy system – in parallel with the apprentice levy – now seem assured. Confirmation of this, expected next month, now looks merely a formality.

Alternative finance can drive regional development for smaller house builders KPMG has advised UK house builders to diversify their debt, as they could face the possibility of shutting off vital access to finance. The consultancy delivered this warning, as more than 80% of UK housebuilders’ estimated £10 billion worth of debt is held by just five high-street banks. The National Federation of Builders (NFB) appreciates the importance of helping housebuilders diversify their debt, but also thinks that more should be done in promoting alternative finance products to construction SMEs for them to successfully diversity their debt. According to the British Business Bank (BBB), awareness of different finance products is decreasing as 38% of SMEs still went directly to their main bank when needing a loan between 2016 and 2017. The BBB additionally highlighted a regional imbalance in the distribution of finance to companies that wanted to rapidly grow, with almost 60% concentrated in London and the south east. Construction SMEs make a uniquely positive contribution to local communities, since they normally work within 15 miles of their head office.

For every £1 invested in construction SMEs, 90p remains locally and is used to hire local workers, train local young apprentices and boost the local economy. Paul Bogle, head of policy and research at the NFB, said: “SME house builders have close ties with their local communities. They build homes more quickly and to a higher quality standard than major house builders. Unfortunately, they still struggle to access finance in order to build more homes. “That is why ensuring that SMEs are made more aware of alternative finance choices is vital to tackling the housing crisis and getting Britain building.” The British Bankers Association reported that – during Q4 of 2016 – £1.15 billion out of £3.84 billion of loans to SMEs went to firms based either in London or the south east, while Midlands SMEs received just £527 million. Neil Walters, NFB regional chair for the Midlands, said: “These numbers show how our local companies struggle to secure finance. Addressing this imbalance will go a long way to ensuring the economy works for every region of the United Kingdom.”

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Ancon further extends its ST1 wall tie range for superinsulated high-rise buildings

Malmo™ luxury vinyl flooring offers the assurance of reduced noise transfer Malmo™, the luxury vinyl flooring range available from IDS, has become even easier to specify after independent sound tests showed that the flooring offers reduced noise transfer when walking over its surface. The flooring was tested against BS EN ISO 10140 and BS EN ISO 717 standards, which measure the reduction of transmitted impact noise and impact sound insulation of a floor covering in buildings and building elements. The tests follow the recent awarding of R10 slip resistance, and the HSE preferred Pendulum PTV +36 slip resistance rating, and is another reason why Malmo can be used with confidence for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications.

High performance flooring products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified in the second phase of the regeneration of the buildings surrounding the Grade 1 listed Heckington Windmill in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This is the only working example of an eight-sailed windmill in the country and is a local landmark in the midst of the Lincolnshire fens. Products from Weber’s flooring range have been incorporated in the sensitive conversion of the Piggeries and Granary buildings, retaining character and function, which is now a smart Visitor Centre with an exhibition area and shop, designed by Cowper Griffith Architects, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. I enquiry 101

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The technical and scientific nature of a specialist school in Newcastle has been underlined by the use of a ground-breaking render paint from Sto. The StoColor Xblack paint has enabled a highly unusual black finish to be achieved for rendered areas of the school, so that the building’s predominantly monochrome design brief could be brought to life. The Discovery School is the first industry-driven technical establishment of its kind, and specialises in teaching STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths - to Alevel standard. “Given the nature of the school it’s very fitting that StoColor X-black was used, as it’s a very advanced paint that allows dark colour render finishes to be created that would not be possible using conventional alternatives,” comments Sto’s Regional Sales Manager, Pete Bishop.


Masonry repair specialist, Helifix, has launched its new website at, offering enhanced navigation, functionality and content. The site contains over 100 Repair Details that cover most common masonry faults, such as crack stitching, reconnecting separated walls and creating load bearing masonry beams. In addition, there are an evergrowing number of case studies on all types of structures including listed buildings, converted properties and bridges. The redesigned site provides optimised viewing on any device, whether you are in the office on a desktop, at home on a tablet or on site on your smartphone.

Now available in lengths of 325mm and 350mm, the Ancon ST1 wall tie range has been extended to suit high-rise masonry buildings with insulated cavities up to 225mm wide. This latest wall tie development clearly demonstrates that Ancon continues to lead the field in masonry fixings. The ST1 is the only heavy duty wall tie on the market suitable for these superinsulated cavities and, with wall tie installation being such a hot topic following the collapse of an Edinburgh school wall as a result of poor workmanship, these new longer lengths of ST1 feature a maximum design cavity embedment guide at each end to aid installation. The Type 1 (heavy duty)

performance of these ties is independently verified by tension and compression tests in M2 mortar at Lucideon and declared through Ancon’s ‘CE’ labelling and documentation. I enquiry 108

Increasingly popular glass balustrade consists of Posts with glass clamps preposts & spigots attached allowing for rapid installation.

Barrier Components selection of stainless steel posts and spigots are proving to be increasingly popular, triggered by the current growth in sales of glass balustrade systems. Available to buy on their website directly or by phone via their technical sales team, they have a range of pre-assembled posts, tilt-loc spigots and stand-off adapters suitable for a wide range of applications. The pre-assembled post system

Posts are available 42.4mm or 48.3mm in diameter and handrails are also sold to match. All posts come with pan head fixings on the top and are designed for an easy installation with maximum flexibility to meet many design requirements. The new TiltLoc Spigots, designed to hold the glass, offer a revolutionary adjustment that allows accurate glass alignment for the balustrade making installation simple. Made from Duplex 2205 ultra marine stainless steel mean that they are suitable and longer lasting for coastal and other harsh environments. These spigots have been extensively tested to achieve a 1.5kN rating on specific glass sizes whilst also accommodating numerous glass sizes at both 0.36kN and 0.74kN. I enquiry 107

Keeping the Castle Cosy with Howe Green Access Covers Howe Green’s Light Duty 5000 Series Floor Access Covers are playing their part in keeping a Victorian castle warm and cosy by providing safe and easy access to central heating valves. The Light Duty 5000 Series Aluminium Floor Access Covers were specified by GRAHAM Construction to provide access to the underfloor services, located in the corridors on the first floor of the Castle. Sixteen covers were supplied, in various standard sizes. The covers were specified with the option of a brass show edge and were infilled with carpet or ceramic tiles, depending on their location. The brass show edge with matching lifting points, which are anchored to the inner frame, give an even higher level of aesthetic appeal than the standard aluminium show edge. The brass finish fits perfectly with the historic surroundings of the Castle and the seamless fit with the floor finish reduces the I enquiry 106 risk of slips and trips.

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in Blaenau Gwent. Llys Yr Efail is a housing scheme for older people and contains 35 self-contained one and two bedroom flats over three floors, as well as a lower ground floor comprising communal facilities with a lift to all floors. Richard Hallett, Development Manager at Linc said: “In March 2016 we invited potential tenderers to express their interest in bidding for the project to replace the 300 plus windows and doors on our housing scheme in Blaenau Gwent. We received a lot of interest, but after vetting the responses and shortlisting the bids, we decided to partner with Bowater Projects, as its bid was the most competitive.” I enquiry 104

Designer Contracts introduces new furniture and lighting ranges The UK’s largest flooring contractor and interior design experts to the new build sector, Designer Contracts, has launched new furniture and lighting packs, enhancing its current offering. The furniture packs are available in three options; ‘Choice’, ‘Ideal’ and ‘Supreme’ and tailored to suit individual budgets. There’s also a children’s furniture package, which features a selection of fun designs. The packages have been developed to offer a one-stop-shop furnishing solution, and are ideal for two or three bedroom properties, comprising of bedroom, lounge and dining furniture. The fully co-ordinated packages are available to suit all interior

tastes, whether that’s traditional or contemporary, and can be worked to create a custom look. For clients looking for a tailored scheme, the company’s interior design team can create a bespoke solution. Lighting packages include energy efficient and low energy LED ceiling fittings with matching table and floor options. Lamp shades are also available in an assortment of shapes and sizes to conceal bulbs where a ceiling fixture isn’t required.

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September 2017 EUROBRICK

Eurobrick’s P-Clad used in modular housing development Eurobrick is the UK’s leading brick slip systems specialist and its P-Clad system has been installed on this residential development in Liverpool. Belle Vale, a £3.5m development of 33 eco homes for Liverpool Mutual Homes, adopted modern methods of construction techniques to build modular houses for the project. The houses were constructed off-site in a factory before being transported to site in sections.

P-Clad was also installed off-site, which offers benefits in terms of quality control and speed of project delivery. The development has a contemporary mixed finish and Eurobrick supplied circa 1600m² of P-Clad along with Autumn Leaves brick slips and Smooth Red slips for the plinth detail, both are brick colours from Eurobrick’s Britannia Range. The ground floor of the houses was finished entirely with P-Clad with a brick slip panel detail to the first floors. The brickwork was pointed using Europoint standard grey pointing mortar. Richard Haines, technical director at Eurobrick said: “A well-designed system offers a level of product consistency that is essential to the off-site construction industry and vital for mass produced buildings.


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Roofbase announces Exeter as its second location STO helps to keep things quiet for London Library Project Libraries are noted for their quiet acoustics, and nowhere is this more true than a prominent London library which has just been refurbished with products supplied by Sto Ltd. Sto’s StoSilent Distance A2 110 system has been installed throughout the Marcus Garvey Centre in South Tottenham for Haringey Council, as part of a project which has seen the building’s interior undergo a series of major improvements. Transforming the existing building into a new integrated Library and Customer Service Centre involved the removal of many internal walls to create larger, flexible open-plan areas. These included various spaces which could be adapted for different uses, and this made the installation of effective and reliable acoustic design and balance a major priority. “Designers, the Frankham Consultancy Group, had used a Sto system on a very similar project, therefore StoSilent Distance was a natural choice for this library,” says Sto’s Technical Consultant for Acoustics, Mike Wallace. I enquiry 161

A roofing supplies business which set up its first store in February has launched its second location in Exeter, creating seven new jobs. Roofbase opened an 800 ft² shop, with a 13,500 ft² warehouse and a 6,000 ft² yard in Marsh Barton Trading Estate on Monday September 4th. The company is an independent and specialist merchant providing for the full scope of roofing needs, with a team containing particular knowledge and skills in flat roofing. It aims to provide outstanding local service for roofing businesses in the area. After launching in Swansea earlier this year, Roofbase also plans to open multiple sites in various UK locations by the end of 2018, with the next one expected to open in February. The launch of the Exeter site also coincides with the creation of a further three jobs at the original Roofbase store in Swansea.

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Build Aviator, a new solutions provider to the building industry, has been launched to help simplify the build process for new build, extension, conversion and change of use projects. From design and planning through to procurement and completion, Build Aviator has the expertise and services to help make the build process smoother. Build Aviator has been created to take some of the stress away. Through partnerships with industry leaders such as Jewson, Gibbs & Dandy and Local Authority Building Control (LABC), Build Aviator has developed unique tools that simplify each stage of construction and decrease desktop hours; so you can spend more time on-site and less time worrying about meeting building regulations.

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Radiator Guards and specialist Perimeter Casings for heating, has supplied a range of products for work on a doctors’ practice, located in South-east London. The Project Manager, Huseyin Asim, contacted Pendock as a trusted past supplier to source a protection solution, which would also be practical in terms of hygiene and the cleaning regime required by a medical establishment as well as safe, the system also needed to attractive and be look straightforward to install. Being a refurbishment project, Pendock

was required to produce bespoke as well as standard radiator enclosures for some of the rooms, which are also not truly square. The specialist contractor decided to purchase 17 standard and bespoke Ultima Plus Radiator Guards for the surgery: these Low Surface Temperature (LST) guards have been designed to provide the ultimate in protection against burns, while the ‘bullnose’ corners afford further safety in situations where patients might fall accidentally or be at risk from self-harm. I enquiry 165

Local Charity residents given level access showering thanks to Marmox As a manufacturer whose product range is synonymous with wet rooms and high specification bathrooms, Marmox has supplied ten of its specialist Showerstone level access trays for an apartment development in Newark, aimed at those likely to have mobility issues. Guy Taylor Associates is the regional architectural practice leading the widely acclaimed and sustainable project. Phase 2, where the trays have been used, has created ten, one bedroom flats, on two floors where, on the ground floor the Marmox Showerstone trays were set within a screeded floor, while those upstairs have been installed into the timber joists to maintain level access. All of the 1200 x 1200mm Marmox trays were supplied via the Chesterfield

branch of SIG. The Contracts Manager for Taylor Pearson Construction, Matt Hodgkins commented: “Although we are active across all sectors in the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire area, we had not previously used Marmox products. We were seeking a high quality shower tray to meet all the challenges for this job and actually identified Marmox Showerstone, working with the architect, on the Internet. I enquiry 164

Wrightstyle working on Europe’s largest construction project Work in progress at Whitechapel station.

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of advanced glazing systems has added to its transport portfolio by supplying a range of systems for five new Crossrail stations. Devizes-based Wrightstyle is supplying to Bond Street, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel and Woolwich stations on what will become the Elizabeth Line. The systems include blast-rated curtain walling, structurally glazed screens, and fire-rated and ballistic screens. The line is expected to fully open at the end of 2018 and will increase London’s rail capacity by 10% when it is fully operational.


The £14.8 billion Elizabeth Line will have 40 stations, including ten new stations, with up to 24 trains running each hour in both directions on its 100 kilometre route. In Whitechapel station, pictured, Wrightstyle has been contracted by Kilnbridge to fabricate, supply and install a range of curtain wall screens for the station’s new ticket hall on its mezzanine level. Building work on the new station, which first opened in 1876 and now has over seven million users per year, has

been complicated by its importance as an interchange for both the Hammersmith & City and District lines and the London Overground. Wrightstyle has completed a number of recent prestigious transportation projects, both in the UK and internationally, including a major railway hub in Hong Kong and the iconic frontage of London’s King’s Cross station. The company has become an international leader in the supply of guaranteed systems to mitigate against fire or ballistic or bomb attack – and has live tested its systems against both car and lorry bomb attack. Wrightstyle is also a major supplier to airports around the world, including several in the UK, with its systems providing a high level of protection against a range of threats. “Crossrail is the largest construction project in Europe and has been designed to provide passengers with the safest-possible travelling environment,” said John Woodcock, contracts manager, Wrightstyle. “That’s why our systems have been specified across the new line because we have enormous experience in the sector, and our international testing regime provides absolute assurance on the strength and compatibility of both our glazed and framing components,” he said. I enquiry 506

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ALTRO solution brings life to design-led Hull Birth Centre A complete floors and walls solution from Altro has been used to create a relaxing, stylish and home from home environment for mums-to-be in a new birth centre at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital. The new midwife-led Fatima Allam Birth Centre has been designed to meet the needs of women who want a more natural childbirth experience. It comprises three birthing rooms, each individually designed to create a homely and relaxed feel in beautiful surroundings, while also providing a safe, hygienic environment. Andrew Ledger, contracts manager for Apleona, which provides facilities management for the building, oversaw the new construction and was part of the team that devised the overall concept of the birth centre. “We specified Altro floors and walls from the start because we are using these products elsewhere in the hospital with a great deal of

success. They meet all our clinical hygiene and infection control needs, while also offering a superb range of colours and textures, which makes them ideal for creating a modern and stylish environment. The quality and durability of Altro is a major factor too because, as a PFI project, the long-term cost is under close scrutiny. Professional artist and designer Adele Howitt, from Studio Eleven Gallery & Workshop in Hull, won a commission from the hospital to design the interior concept for the new birth centre. She provided various colour ways, materials, and themes, to inspire the team. The colour palette was agreed and a range of approved products to work with, including Altro floors and walls. “Choosing the colour scheme for the birth unit was a team effort between myself, the hospital midwifery team, and Mrs Fatima Allam herself, whose husband generously donated funds towards the unit. Once we had decided on colours, we worked closely with Altro to look at the specific products that would meet our brief. They were very hands-on, with technical guidance and information, plenty of new ideas, and suggesting products we hadn’t previously considered. They completely understood our practical and aesthetic needs.”

closely with the hospital and we had a very tight and closely monitored works programme. The hospital staff were very helpful and understood all our challenges.” The project's main contractor was CTS Shopfitting Ltd. Account manager Adrian Cartwright said: “The Altro floors and walls solution is key to the overall look, form and function of the birth unit. It looks superb and very striking. Adele has used the products very effectively to create schemes and designs that are both subtle and powerful. From a more practical angle, the Altro wall sheet provides a tough, hardwearing surface. We are very impressed that in the shower rooms the walling overlaps the flooring to prevent water ingress, which would prove very expensive to rectify. After each birth, the rooms are completely disinfected and cleaned, and the Altro floors and walls are proving very easy to maintain. “We are delighted with this amazing facility. It’s very much a team effort, everyone from the clinical team to the suppliers, designer and installers understood what we wanted to create and worked together to bring the vision to life.” I enquiry 508

Adele says: “This was something very different, very special. Childbirth is such a major life event and research has shown that the environment in which a woman gives birth can have a profound effect on the anxiety or fear she may experience. A hospital can be a very stressful environment at such a key time in a person’s life and can lead to feelings of loss of control. I wanted each of the birthing rooms in the new centre to have its own individual style, personality, textures and colours, with the feel of a chic boutique hotel. But I chose an overall theme to link them, which was flowers of Egyptian mythology, one for each room — Lotus, Persea and Jasmine.


The Altro wall sheet was fitted by Richardson Claddings. Owner Joe Richardson comments: “The majority of work we do is in healthcare and we install a lot of Altro Whiterock, so we are accustomed to working in sensitive clinical areas, and in this hospital too. The beauty of the Altro walls system is that it is so quiet, easy and clean to install. Altro sends the sheets to us ready-cut, which means minimal cutting or shaping on site. So we were able to work very quickly and quietly around the live ward. All the on-site trades worked

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Double quick floor makeover with Rapid from Bradite A Birmingham warehouse floor has been given an impressive makeover thanks to the use of Bradite’s fast drying Rapid polyurethane coating. The 450 square meter concrete floor of the premises owned by Allgood plc – a leading supplier of architectural ironmongery - was repaired and repainted in double-quick time with technical advice from Bradite. “This was the first time I have used their product but the help and advice I received from the company was absolutely first class, “ said Barry Tipper, owner of B Tipper Painter and Decorators, the painting sub-contractor for the project. Main contractor for the Brearley Street, Birmingham, warehouse makeover was Robert Peters Building & Electrical. The warehouse floor is subject to heavy usage, including movement by forklift trucks. This is just the type of

challenge that Rapid floor paint is designed to overcome. An initial thinner coat of the moisture cured polyurethane coating is applied followed by a second and third coat at intervals of eight hours. The paint provides a tough, hard-wearing flexible film which is ready to take forklift traffic once more after 48 hours. “Bradite’s national sales manager James Burton visited the site and provided us with a full specification for preparation and applying the paint,” said Mr Tipper. “ After that, it was a seamless operation.” He added: “This has been massively helpful to me commercially as well.”

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1. £1,750 deposit contribution and 5.9% APR representative PCP finance on the L200 range. No deposit required and available over 25-43 months. Credit is subject to status and only available for retail sales to UK residents aged 18 and over resident in Mainland UK and N. Ireland. This credit offer is only available through Shogun Finance Ltd, 116 Cockfosters Rd, Barnet, EN4 0DY. Shogun Finance Ltd is part of Lloyds Banking Group. Offer is subject to availability, whilst stocks last and may be amended or withdrawn at any time. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer and is available between 28th September and 28th December 2017. 2. Additional £500 deposit contribution available with 5.9% APR representative PCP finance when test drive is taken and vehicle registered between 1st October and 16th December 2017. The air conditioning system contains fluorinated greenhouse gases. Chemical name: HFC-134a. Pre-chased weight: 0.52kg. Global-warming potential ratio: 1430. Converted CO2 weight: 0.74t.

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FLOORMATE™ 500-A and XENERGYTM MK specified for Westfield London shopping centre expansion Dow has provided technical support to Zoontjens, a leading provider of rooftop parking systems, and 9000sqm of FLOORMATE™ 500-A and XENERGY™ MK is being supplied by Radmat. Zoontjens and Dow have partnered on several similar projects, including at Westfield Stratford City, near the London 2012 Olympic Park.


FLOORMATE™ insulation products from Dow are suited for high load bearing applications and is used in projects ranging from parking decks to cold stores, aircraft hangars to residential projects. The versatility of the product can be attributed to its mechanical strength, high design load as well as resistance to moisture and repeated freeze/thaw cycles. FLOORMATE™ products come with a range of compressive strengths to match a project’s loading requirements and are blown with CO2 for foam with a Global Warming Potential of less than five. The boards offer low thermal conductivity to help meet energy efficiency demands, easy and fast installation as well as a durable floor structure long-term.

Paul Heerkins, Managing Director, Zoontjens said: “The strength and versatility of FLOORMATE™ 500-A makes it suited for use in rooftop car parks and we are pleased to be working with Dow on this landmark project. Insulation products manufactured by Dow are capable of coping with extreme changes in temperature and humidity, making them suited for use in car parks.”


An extension to Westfield London, the largest covered shopping development in the capital, will use Dow Building Solution’s FLOORMATE™ 500A in the provision of new car parking facilities. The £1bn extension will add a further 740,000 sq ft of retail space in addition to leisure and community facilities, and much needed housing for the local area.

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Richard Powell, Sales Manager, Dow Building Solutions, said: “Dow are delighted to be working on this key project in partnership with Zoontjens, with whom we have worked on a number of other significant developments recently. By pooling our technical expertise we have provided a great sustainable solution that achieves the project requirements.” Gary Sutton, Divisional Manager for Radmat, said: “We chose Dow’s insulation products for their consistent high performance and versatility. FLOORMATE™ 500-A can be used in a range of different environments and its high compressive strength means it is suited for high load bearing floors such as car park decks.”

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TOOLS, SITE EQUIPMENT & SAFETY in energy efficient lighting means these new LED lights support users where they need it most. The Defender DF1200 floodlight is available to buy now. Defender Power & Light is a leading brand in the global site lighting and power distribution industry and is represented in over 20 countries. The brand is a pioneer in LED site lighting, having been the first into the UK market in 2009. Additionally, the brand is a proud supplier to the UK’s leading rail, construction and civil engineering industries for over 20 years.

DF1200 Defender drives cost savings with new LED lights New for Winter 2017, the Defender DF1200 floodlight range is a low power, low heat and efficient alternative to Halogen floodlights.

It delivers 1200 Lumens lighting output whilst operating on only 20W of power. In addition the shatterproof frosted lens offers glare reductions in use. It is also robust- with its impact resistant pressure die cast aluminium case that absorbs knocks with ease- the DF1200 is a comprehensive product offering at a competitive price point. The full range includes single head, twin head, tripod, scaffold and magnetic fixing options as well as rechargeable floor light options to accommodate user needs. The rechargeable option delivers 2.5 hours operation – ideal for lighting on the go or lighting up awkward areas without a power source (charge time 5 hours). Migrating away from Halogen and fluorescent tubes is a time saver especially since they drive significant breakages and down time on a job. This along with an increased demand


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Quik Drive kicks up a gear

The Solid Gear Safety Shoe that will put a real spring in your step! The REVOLUTION INFINITY from Solid Gear is exactly what the name suggests – a revolutionary safety shoe – from Europe’s most exciting and forward-thinking brand. Just as you’ll find in the leading sports trainers, there’s endless cushioning and comfort which has until now, been difficult to get in safety shoes. But with Solid Gear’s Revolution Infinity it really is possible, with a ‘bounce back’ mid-sole which gives a 55% ‘energy return’ that will put a real spring in your step to reduce fatigue and stress on your back, legs and feet. The shoe’s stretchable upper with Cordura is waterresistant with amazing performance when it comes to breathability, fit and flexibility. What’s more, It has a non-slip sole and a composite midsole. It also has a heel counter for foot stability.

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Abracs Wire Brushes are expert level premium quality products designed for ultimate performance and long life. When it comes to Wire Brushes Abracs is sure to have the right tool for the job. The range comprises of Cup, Spindle mounted, Pipeline, Bevelled and Non-spark Filament Brushes as well as an extensive range of Hand Brushes. We have a Brand New selection of sizes and types for the 2017 year. Current developments within the range have seen the Spindle Mounted Range expand to now include a 100mm Circular brush as well as the new 3pc Spindle mounted brush set. We have also seen the addition of the Brand New De-carb brush sets an entire new additions to our shelves. Bruce Bellinger, head of the product testing team tells us a little bit more about the finer details of the range “During the past few weeks and months I have been testing our wire brush range extensively as part of our product development and in preparation for our newest product demo video. I enquiry 110

Simpson Strong-Tie is boosting support for its collated screw system: “Quik Drive” with the appointment of a new Sales Manager. Fixings Industry veteran and now Quik Drive afficianado: Phil Chambers explains: “The Quik Drive system has been on my radar for some time, its not just fast, its really (really) simple to use. It’s great to see the lights go on in peoples mind when they give it a try, so for me it’s a thrill to join the team behind it and to spend time with people from the many different industries that can make great use of the Quik Drive system.” In addition to Phil conducting Quik Drive demonstrations throughout the UK, an all new Quik Drive catalogue is being released this summer. The latest edition features

additional Quik Drive equipment and collated screws introduced during 2017. The catalogue has also received a design revamp to make it as easy to use as the Quik Drive system itself, with better visuals and more ’how to’ guidance. I enquiry 112

Sika Everbuild are Going Underground

Safety on site is essential which is why Everbuild – A Sika Company have launched a range of Underground Warning Tapes to give a visual indication of the presence of pipes and cables buried beneath.

These brightly coloured, non-adhesive tapes printed with cautionary statements are buried a specified distance above the service line to warn future excavators of the presence of pipes or cables below, avoiding any costly and potentially dangerous damages. The range consists of five warning tapes; Electric Cable, Gas Pipe, Foul Sewer, Streetlight and Water Pipe, each made from a high strength film giving longevity underground. For further information on Underground Warning Tapes or any product in the Everbuild or Sika ranges visit I enquiry 111

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Greater than Ever Need for JSP’s PressToCheck™ Face-Fit Checking New global research, which found that deaths from cancer in the workplace are higher than previously thought, underlines the growing necessity for respiratory protection to have face-fit checking built-in. According to the research, conducted by various international research organisations including the European Occupational Safety & Health agency and presented at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore on 4th September 2017, occupational exposure to carcinogens kills around 742,000 people globally every year, a sizeable increase from the previous estimate of 666,000 p.a. The rate of workplace deaths from inhaled

According to a HSE study1, only 41.9% of wearers who thought they had a positive fit using an FFP3 disposable mask actually achieved this when later tested. In contrast, JSP test results show that 97.1% of people using PressToCheck™ achieve a positive fit test result. Winner of the 2014 BSIF Product Innovation of the Year Award, PressToCheck™ is the UK’s leading respiratory protection solution with integral face-fit checking. It has brought a vast improvement in workplace health and safety across the globe. I enquiry 517

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twice that from fatal accidents, which number around 380,000 a year, emphasising the need for workers to be supplied with a fit test check system built-in, to secure a correct fit and ensure there is no inward leakage around the mask seal. The JSP Force 8™ half mask fitted with PressToCheck™ P3 Filters allows the wearer to close off the airflow in order

to check the face fit every single time it is put on throughout the day, protecting the wearer from any inhalable dust (including very fine silica dust), particles or aerosols. PressToCheck™ is revolutionising workplace respiratory protection, and is rapidly replacing the inferior, often poorly-fitting, FFP3 disposable mask worldwide.

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Dart adds new blades to Red Ten Diamond Abrasive, Asphalt and Concrete Blades Boost the Product Range. DART Tool Group has launched three new products to supplement its already extensive range of Diamond Blades and Cores. Added to the highly respected and long lasting brand RED TEN, which DART Tool Group owns exclusively in the UK, the three new blades include an Abrasive Blade, an Asphalt Blade and a multi-purpose Concrete Blade.

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Fisco Tools’ New ‘A1-Plus’ Hi-Vis Tapes Excellent value measuring from the UK’s long-standing favourite brand of Tapes. With an EC Class II measuring accuracy, these new Hi-Vis Tapes are stamped with the Fisco brand hallmarks of quality and reliability. With a tough ABS case that has a highimpact rubber overmould, these tapes combine hardwearing reliability with ease of use. There are 3 different models, available in 5 and 8 metre lengths with 19mm and 25mm blade width variants. With a handy belt clip, a self-zeroing end-hook and a ‘positive action’ brake, these ‘A1-Plus’ Hi-Vis Tapes from Fisco will satisfy most general measuring tasks on site.

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Check Out The Best Gear for Working on site in the NEW Snickers Workwear Catalogue

The new Machine Mart catalogue is packed full of all the tools and equipment you need for your building project. Featuring over 500 price cuts and new products, the 500page Autumn/Winter catalogue is a ‘must have’ for anyone embarking on their next project, who are seeking a huge choice at unbeatable value. Machine Mart offers a superb range of tools and machinery you might need this winter, including lighting, compressors, generators, water pumps, access equipment, power tools and much more.

The Abrasive Blade, called the ‘AC-Duo’ is a high performance, fast cutting dual purpose blade – it’s laser welded segments increase safety as well as performance and blade life. Cooling holes increase heat dissipation, also increasing blade durability. The ‘AS-10’ Asphalt Blade offers users the ability to cut extremely abrasive materials, including cement screed and lignacite blocks. The U gullet design improves air flow which in turn dissipates heat and ensures rapid swarf clearance. Last and not least, the MGP10 Concrete Blade is a tradesman’s general purpose blade with impressive cutting speeds and life with 10mm segment height.

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The latest full colour brochure can now be downloaded free of charge from This 148 page catalogue has all you need to know about the world’s leading range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women. This Workwear will work hard on site all year round, whatever the working environment you’re in. What’s more, Snickers topwear garments are great both for work and leisure activities. Whatever trade you’re in, there’s something for you in the Snickers range – Work Trousers, Work Jackets, Tool Vests Shirts, Underwear, Accessories and Tool Carriers – plus an extensive range of PPE Workwear. Plus the most innovative Layered Clothing System that ensures you can choose clothes to suit the weather on site – rain or shine, wind or snow. Complimented by Snickers Profiling and Embroidery services and the UK’s most extensive range of garment sizes, Snickers’ Workwear System delivers the ultimate solution to make every man and woman’s workday easier and safer.

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New DEOS from Mirka set to shape the future The new Direct Electric Orbital Sander (DEOS)* with its revolutionary design is being launched by Mirka. The Mirka® DEOS gets closer to the surface, easily accessing hard to reach areas and delivers a flawless smooth finish quicker than other sanders.

The DEOS is available in two sizes, DEOS 383 CV 70 x198 and DEOS 353 CV 81x 133, making it suitable for use across multiple applications, including stripping old paint and lacquer. compact, lightweight and easy to use tool.


The DEOS is the only electric orbital sander on the market that has been optimised for net abrasives by incorporating more than 45 holes in the pad. When the tool is combined with Mirka’s net and paper abrasives, it offers an excellent scratch pattern and a dust-free work environment.

In addition, it has an integrated vibration sensor with Bluetooth technology that can be connected to a mobile device with the new myMirka app to give guidance on vibration levels.

Its innovative features incorporate a powerful brushless motor which provides a high power to weight ratio when in use. The design team has been able to reduce the weight, size and height of the sander, providing customers with a

Pete Sartain, national sales manager – Industrial of Mirka UK, says, “We regularly sit down with our customers to understand the types of tools they require and we have developed the DEOS to meet their constantly evolving needs.

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Take a lung health check online with Festool and the British Lung Foundation breath. Dr Penny Woods, Chief Executive of the BLF, said: “Feeling short of breath from time to time is healthy and normal – but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious. Tradespeople can complete our online breath test by answering a few simple questions. It will advise if they should make an appointment with their GP. It only takes about five minutes; it’s free and completely confidential.” The breath test can be found here:

more likely to get compared with other UK workers. Hardwood dust can cause cancer, particularly of the nose. Dust from bricks, tiles and concrete contains very fine RCS particles and serious health effects, such as lung cancer or silicosis, can result from exposure to RCS. This is because fine RCS particles can penetrate deep into the lungs.

Festool is highlighting the health effects that can come from not using adequate dust extraction as part of its Breath Easy campaign. Wood dust can cause asthma, which carpenters and joiners are four times

Jon Burcham, Marketing Manager at Festool, said: “Very little research has been conducted recently in the UK about links with dust and diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. However we have seen the headlines full of news this month about the use of disinfectants on lung health. Regular use of bleach and other common disinfectants has been linked to a higher risk of developing fatal lung disease. A 30-year study has found that those who used the products just once a week had as high as a 32% increased chance of developing COPD.

The leading power tools company has teamed up with the British Lung Foundation (BLF), which has devised a simple online test for people who are struggling to catch their

“This research shows that inhalation of potentially harmful substances can cause death. If you’re a carpenter who doesn’t use adequate dust extraction, it’s time to think

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Important news for fleets available for free in new online e-book

regular, free online e-book containing timely advice on key issues that could affect your business. The Fleet Matters series of ebooks from Fuel Card Services sifts through the constant torrent of news to find the most important topics for fleets. It then summarises the key issues, providing clear advice on any necessary action that should be taken. This latest edition of Fleet Matters covers specific recent news concerning the need to get moving with sustainability now to save later, ways to improve the efficiency of your fleet operations, a summary of the recent key trends for fleets, a plan for growing your fleet post-Brexit, and how to keep your drivers safe.

September historically sees the highest hospital admission rates for asthma, and Festool is encouraging tradespeople to take a few minutes to check their lung health.

Managing a fleet can leave you little time to read important news. That’s why fleet managers look forward to Fleet Matters: the

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400 demanding professionals rate Bahco’s new saws ‘a cut above’


Following tough workplace testing by 400 trade professionals, Bahco’s great new range of handsaws is now available in the UK and Ireland. With their contemporary design, Bahco’s Superior, ProfCut and PrizeCut saws set new standards in cutting performance, long-lasting blade sharpness and ability to cut different materials quickly and safely. Manufactured in Sweden by Bahco engineers, they are available in a wide range of blade types, toothing and tooth pitch, with versions designed for coarse, medium, fine, precision and special cutting. Blade lengths range from a 12” tenon, 14” veneer and 20” precision saw to 22” and 24” lengths for coarse and medium cutting. An angled nose enables better access in tight places. Depending on the blade type being used the new handsaws will cut all kinds of timber, wet or dry, including tanalised wood, hardwood, plywood and thin profiles, as well

as laminates, plastics, concrete, decor materials and soft metals. Developed through Bahco’s award winning scientific Ergo™ process, the ergonomic Superior’s low friction blade has the latest NXT hardpoint toothing. This technology builds on the success of the brand’s XT toothing to achieve smoother, straighter cuts and a higher, flatter finish with less risk of deviation from the original line and no loss of speed. ProfCut and PrizeCut saws have anti-slip handles inspired by the ergonomic principles of the Superior handle, offering comfortable, secure grip in all workplaces and weathers. For full details of the new handsaw range visit I enquiry 119

Sell: When it comes to health and safety, protecting your knees is one of the most important things you can do, and it’s relatively simple to do with the right PPE in place. John Dabb, Sales and Marketing Director at Hyde, looks at some of the best solutions for builders. Whether you’re laying flooring, low-level decorating, carrying out ground maintenance or simply grovelling to the boss for a pay rise, you probably spend more time on your knees each day than you realise. Despite this though, while a highvis vest and hard hat are common procedure in terms PPE when working on site, protection for your knees is given much less thought and often just a bog-standard set of kneepads are expected to suffice. The reality is though that not protecting your knees properly can lead to some pretty nasty

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about how your lung health could be suffering as a result.” COPD affects an estimated 1.2 million people in the UK, and nearly 25,000 people per year die from the disease in England, which is the third highest death rate in Europe. The latest Breathe Easy campaign from Festool has also seen a fundraising initiative. The company is proudly supporting the British Lung Foundation with the sale of limited edition CoolPass Breathable cycle tops. Find out more here: With the words “Breathe Easy with Festool Dust Extraction” and the British Lung Foundation (BLF) logo on the back, all profits raised for the sale of these tops go towards the BLF and the amazing work it does to provide help for those with lung conditions. It will also raise awareness of lung health amongst tradesmen who are often at high risk of lung problems. Festool’s dust extractors are suitable for any job from low to high class dust, including general work to anything that is a known carcinogen including lead, cadmium and asbestos. Perfect for mobile use and assembly, the Festool range of safe and robust dust extractors are lightweight and compact, ideal to transport from job to job, saving time for tradespeople. To find the right dust extractor for you, visit for more information I enquiry 530

health complaints in the long-term. Forget builder’s bum and think housemaid’s knee – a painful condition that is becoming all too common among the trade. I enquiry 118

new Scruffs Activity Tracker Watch delivers a step counter, stop watch and alarm in a handy, lightweight package that’s close to hand. Designed for everyday work use, the Activity Tracker Watch is tough and durable, so you can graft without worrying about damage. It’s also water resistant and has a built-in light, so it’s ideal for working in wet outdoor and low light conditions. Setting the standard since 2003, Scruffs designs workwear and safety footwear for a new generation of trade professionals. Engineered with technical expertise to deliver outstanding comfort, durability and functionality, Scruffs workwear is made to work as hard as they do. Scruffs. For the masters at work, by the masters of workwear. I enquiry 120

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An open and shut case for specifying pocket doors


Eclisse is a global supplier of sliding pocket door systems. The head office and manufacturing base is in Italy and there are a network of subsidiaries throughout continental Europe and Brazil, plus distributors in many other countries including the UK.

What is a pocket door? A pocket door is a door that slides back into a pocket inside the wall. So the door is there when you need privacy and hidden when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Traditional doors have a dead zone; the arc required to swing a door open is space you cannot use. Pocket doors give you back that space and open up possibilities for alternative layouts. In the UK, the Victorians recognised the benefit of having doors that slide into pockets in the wall. Larger Victorian houses often had double pocket doors to open up and close off larger living spaces. Prior to this, sliding door systems had already been popular elsewhere for centuries, with the most obvious examples being found in Japan. Before the seventh century, Japanese houses did not have structural dividers in rooms and used screens in order to create a separation of the space. However, it was difficult to keep the spaces warm and the fusuma, or sliding partition, was invented. Now in traditional Japanese houses fusuma are used as room dividers. At certain times, the fusuma is used as a wall and at others it is used as a door. Futsuma are functional but also often highly decorative; a form of sliding wall art.

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In 1989 Eclisse took the concept of the sliding pocket door and redesigned it. This emphasis on thoughtful and considered

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design is reflected in the quality and aesthetics of the products, and in the ease of installation. Over 25 years of research and over 40 patents have resulted in a wide range of Eclisse pocket door systems to suit all sorts of purposes.

The Classic Pocket Door Systems are made from galvanised steel which has passed a European anti-corrosion test to the highest level and so is suitable for bathrooms and utilities. The Classic systems come with a specially designed timber lining kit.

Why use a pocket door? Pocket doors are commonplace on the continent, in the USA and Australia because they: Save space: By using pocket doors instead of traditional hinged doors, you can gain up to 8 sq m of more usable space in a 100 sq m layout. Glass pocket doors systems can solve both the problem of space and light. For example, installing an translucent glass pocket door in an en-suite can make the space feel bigger without moving walls and make the space brighter without adding a skylight.

The Syntesis® Flush Pocket Door System has vertical uprights that are made from extruded Aluminium for increased rigidity and the horizontal bars are made from galvanised steel formed into robust crosssections. The Syntesis® Flush range of pocket door systems have no jambs or architrave thanks to the innovative edge profile that allows for a crisp plaster finish right to the edge and into the return. This is a very important feature, which not only gives you a unified finish but also retains the plaster extremely well.

Change space: Double and telescopic pocket doors are a perfect way to open up and close off open plan spaces and create multi-functional spaces.

Super quick frame assembly: Our quickclick pocket doorframes can be assembled simply by clicking the metal sections together and inserting a few screws. Easier to align: Unlike other systems, the door post, pocket and track assemble together and are inserted into the stud work as a complete unit which helps to ensure the door will run true and in line.

Make a statement: Pocket doors can add a wow factor to your interior. Curved pockets doors can create a stunning feature and decorative glass pocket doors can add a design feature to your room. The Eclisse Pocket Door System There are two ranges of Eclisse pocket door systems, the Classic Range, that requires finishing off with decorative architrave and the Syntesis Flush Range which is architrave free for a flush contemporary look.

Metal or wooden stud: Our systems can be used with different sizes of wooden or steel studwork.

Not all pocket door systems are the same Our systems are packed with ingenious features that have been specifically designed to make assembly and installation easier. A kit that fits: Our pocket door frames are pre-cut to size. We don’t expect you to waste time cutting steel sections to size to suit your door or making difficult adjustments to fit. We offer a range of sizes that are made to measure to fit standard UK door sizes , you just pick the kit that fits your standard door size, so it fits first time, every time. If you need a non-standard size we can supply that too, just give us a call.

The difference is in the detail: The emphasis on easy fit goes down to the smallest detail, even the door guide has been designed to fit perfectly, dead centre in a matter of seconds. Our products have been subjected to rigorous testing. • The Eclisse pocket door frame is strong and has been subjected to and successfully passed an independent dynamic impact test (UNI EN 1629). • The Eclisse runners have been subjected to durability test UNI EN 1526. After 100,000 opening and closing cycles the doors still operated perfectly.


• The Eclisse Classic and Syntesis® frames have been tested for corrosion resistance according to UNI EN 1670. After 240 hours immersed in a ‘salt mist’ i.e. a test chamber that reproduces an extremely salty and humid climate, the result was a corrosion resistance of the highest level (grade 4). • The Eclisse fire-rated pocket door system has been fully tested and approved for use with 44 mm FD30 Fire Rated Doors by Cambridge Fire Research, a UKAS approved testing authority, Test Certificate Number 148395. As a result of Eclisse’s attention to quality and reliability all the Eclisse metal frames and running gear come with a 12 year guarantee. If you are keen to find out more about the wide range of Eclisse pocket door systems visit our website at There you will find in-depth product descriptions, installation videos, downloadable technical specs, instructions, CAD drawings, BIM objects and BNS specs. Alternatively you can call our UK Customer Service team on 0845 4811977. I enquiry 532


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BRIO CPD for sliding and folding door hardware and tracks Brio, the leading sliding and folding door architectural ironmongery designer and provider, is hitting the CPD trail with a module designed to familiarise architects and specifiers with the different types of sliding/folding interior and exterior door systems. Brio has signed up with the RIBA CPD Providers Network to offer specifiers the opportunity to view and understand the different applications of each door system, and where they can be used.

The course, presented by Brio’s expert tutors, also clearly explains terminology; for example, the different applications of bi-fold, bi-passing, biparting, multi-directional, single folding and single run doors to name just a few. The CPD module also sets out the three basic rules for choosing the right sliding door hardware for any job as well as getting to grips with BS EN 1527 for sliding and folding door hardware. Those three basic rules are that top hung sliding door hardware is specified whenever possible, in preference to bottom roller; door weight should be carried by two

tremco illbruck helps achieve airtightness at Moneypenny HQ

Airtightness and weather sealing were the priorities when it came to installing the windows at the new headquarters of Moneypenny, the UK's leading telephone answering service. With this in mind, tremco illbruck was asked to provide a detail for the perimeter of the windows and supplied

Two G17 Award nominations twice as nice for VEKA


As the finalists for this year's G17 Awards were announced, it was a double celebration for the VEKA Group with nominations in two categories. Making the list for both 'Training & Development Initiative of the Year' and the 'Unsung Hero Award' categories – for Head of Human Resources Gabriela Hammond – VEKA will also be celebrating the success of its customers; Glazerite and Thistle Windows & Conservatories, and commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) who have all been named as finalists across various categories. When it comes to training, VEKA Group is at the forefront of helping its staff develop into their full potential. The G17 awards will be held on

hangers only; and, sliding door hardware suitable for the door weight should be specified as system capacity is based on a single door, not the sum of the doors. The CPD also has useful guidance, for example, on what should happen after deciding on the type of system required, informing course delegates what the next steps are to select the fixing requirement – soffit, face fix or other – then indicate the size of the opening, number of panels required and the panel configuration. Whether timber, aluminium or composite, specifiers will need to know the weight per panel and whether the opening is in or out. Delegates will also hear why it is important to specify ‘regional’ hardware – is it to be used in a coastal or noncoastal area? Architectural ironmongery that can stand up to salt erosion that is robust enough to handle the constant buffeting of strong winds over its lifetime is essential for coastal areas. The Brio CPD is a worthwhile and interesting module that will leave delegates more confident about specifying the right architectural ironmongery for the job and with a good understanding of the products on the market that can help them turn their design vision into practical reality.

three products that helped ensure the performance of the £15m project surpassed expectations. illbruck products were chosen due to their ease of use and compatibility and the company worked closely with both Pochin's, the main contractor, and the window installer. The service comprised site visits and toolbox talks to site operatives. The installation included illbruck ME501 Duo Window Membrane HD wrapped around the steel SFS and bonded centrally. illbruck ME315 Total Protection Tape was then used to bond the edges of the membrane to the CP board, creating an airseal with the SFS. The building is in an exposed situation, taking the full force of wind and rain, so illbruck SP525 Frame and Façade Sealant and Adhesive was used at the joints.

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Steel windows create connected space for Victorian house extension Two large sets of steel windows and doors have created a feeling of space in a kitchen extension to a late 19th-century Victorian terrace house in a Conservation Area close to Tufnell Park in North London. The screens, from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies, also allowed the new work to blend with the

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17th November at the London Hilton on Park Lane. From apprenticeship level – such as the BIT qualification – to the Dale Carnegie leadership course; Leading The VEKA Way, the company nurtures its employees at every stage and by its own admission, VEKA sees its staff as its biggest asset. The theory that 'proud people make better products and provide the best service to customers' is clearly one that works in practice too. I enquiry 122

existing interior design and the many original features of the house while ensuring a high level of security. Replacing an unremarkable existing rear garden extension, the new single-storey brick built extension has significantly improved the external appearance of the three-storey, five bedroom semi-detached house. It has also contributed to the improved internal spatial arrangement and flow of the ground floor, making it the heart of family living, dining and entertaining. Steel Window Services and Supplies created full working drawings before being commissioned to manufacture the near identical screens, each measuring over 4m wide by some 2.4m high. Both screens have a set of full-height double doors that open out. They are finished with a factory-applied polyester power coating in RAL 7016 matt anthracite. I enquiry 123

Consort converts hospitality budget into charitable change Consort Ltd is making a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged people in and around its home town of Nottingham by reassigning money previously budgeted for corporate hospitality. The fabricator, which has long manufactured PVC-U window systems from the UK’s leading supplier VEKA Group has supported charities such as Emmanuel House – a centre for homeless people – and Fists up for Frankie; a campaign that funds treatment for neuroblastoma (an aggressive form of childhood cancer). Jeff Dunn, Sales and Marketing Director for Consort explained: “Changes in the law introduced in 2010 left many companies questioning

what forms of expenditure would subsequently be considered ‘corporate hospitality’ and what would be seen as ‘bribery’. We chose to avoid any such confusion and instead donate our hospitality budget back into the community that has contributed so much to our success since the company was established in 1950.” I enquiry 124

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Advanced Fire Protection at Student Accommodation Leader The UK’s leading student accommodation provider, Unite Students, has opened a new fire training simulation room using fire panels from global leader Advanced. Established in 1991, Unite Students now has 135 properties in 26 cities around the UK, with many of those sites having Advanced multiprotocol MxPro fire panels installed. The company currently holds the Student Accommodation Operator of the Year title from the RESI Awards, organised by Property Week magazine, which it won for the third year running in 2016. The training room, located within Unite Students head office at The Heights, Birmingham, incorporates a two-loop MxPro 4 panel with a variety of detectors and sounder beacons, allowing members of the Unite Students Compliance Team and their colleagues to receive the necessary training in the use of the Advanced panels they will find at their respective sites.

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TPG are celebrating 50 years


TPG – The Parkside Group Limited would like to take this opportunity to thank all their architectural, contractor and fabricator clients as they celebrate their 50th year and welcome in their Golden anniversary. As an independent, privately owned British company, The Parkside Group Limited shares it’s remarkable history and here highlights its ambitious strategy for the future. In 1967, London, a joinery business was founded with a start-up loan of a mere £300.

REHAU renews commitment to sustainability REHAU has renewed its membership to the Passivhaus Trust, reaffirming the company’s commitment to delivering the most sustainable and energy efficient solutions to its customers. REHAU has been a member of the Passivhaus Trust since 2015, and offers a number of products which bear the Passivhaus Standard certification – namely its GENEO® windows, Polytec 50S composite curtain walling system and AGILA Passivhaus doors. These products are ideal for Passivhaus projects, and also for customers looking for high performance windows and doors with exceptional levels of insulation to minimise their energy costs. Although the Passivhaus market is still quite niche, there is growing interest in sustainable construction in the UK. REHAU has recently been specified for a Passivhaus development in Much Wenlock, Shropshire. The architects – Architype – specialise in sustainable design, and have chosen AGILA Passivhaus doors for the 24 homes being built.

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Group Limited has worked through great recessions, 3-day weeks and the Black Monday crash, whilst always maintaining its unique customer service ethos; working with customers to supply innovative solutions that make their businesses profitable.

To celebrate the Golden Anniversary, The Parkside Group Limited has a new brand identity to take them through the next 50 years of ambitious plans. The Parkside Group Limited, now TPG, uses the heritage of the diamond logo, branding aluminium with “TPG” to reassure its partners of the TPG mark of quality. This is backed up with a new website which outlines the Group’s TPG: 2025 strategy, highlighting the processes that have, and always will be, critical to the businesses success.

The Parkside Group Limited actively seeks to supply solutions and market leading delivery, that provides the market with cost efficiencies which stand the test of time. Examples of this are operating a 100% instock philosophy and twice weekly delivery service, so fabricators can utilise all the cost savings of a JIT policy and for our specification clients creating bespoke aluminium profiles & systems that provide fast-track, robust solutions. In 1987 Axim Architectural Hardware joined the group and the famous TC-8800 Transom Closer stormed the door hardware market, and still today Axim is the number 1 branded architectural door closer for reliability and performance.

In 2017, TPG:2025 has never been more important, as it aligns with the Government’s “Construction: 2025” objectives. By publishing our TPG: 2025 strategy, TPG will continue to be the partner of choice for the design and delivery of innovative building envelope solutions to the construction industry. TPG is proud to be a highly responsive, service orientated, independent business that is known to help, support and value its employees, customers, suppliers and business partners. TPG’s goal is to be a company that is a dynamic leader, respected for its professionalism, customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit now and in the future.

This small enterprise has now grown into The Parkside Group Limited which includes the market leading brands of Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, Axim Architectural Hardware and Alu-Timber. Hardwired within the DNA of a business that has survived and thrived for over 50 years is customer service. To put this longevity in perspective, when The Parkside Group Limited was founded, NASA had not yet taken a giant leap for mankind and landed on the moon. Since 1967 The Parkside

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BIG MACHINERY UPGRADE FOR GARADOR’S STEEL GARAGE DOORS £2 million investment in production technology All at Garador's state of the art factory in Somerset Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer Garador has invested heavily in new production machinery and equipment in recent years. Garador offers a full range of garage doors, including Up & Over, Sectional, Roller and Side Hinged garage doors. Expertly engineered, available in a selection of designs and colours, as well as being easy to fit and maintain, it is no wonder Garador’s garage doors are the UK’s market leader. In the last

3 years the company has invested over £2 million in production technology for its steel doors, with enhancements to its painting facilities and further upgrades to the manufacturing process for its Chevron, Salisbury and Sutton steel Up and Over doors. These developments will help to ensure a long-lasting garage door that can be delivered at a reasonable price. An important aspect of this investment is that the new production machinery is all based right here in the UK, at Garador’s state of

the art factory in Somerset. On top of this, Garador also has its customer service and technical support functions based here in the UK. Garador’s Managing Director, Simon Hipgrave says “We have a full service operation based here in the UK, with customer service and technical functions to assist our customers. We want to continue to manufacture great products and part of that is investing for the long-term.”

Europe, producing an outstanding range of high quality, fully reliable products at good prices.” The new machinery and equipment has been fully tested and is currently in operation with steel garage doors already running off the production line. See all the latest products from Garador online at or call 01935 443704 for the latest brochures.

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As suppliers of canopies to the trade and consumers alike, Birchwood Trading know that sizes, colours, glazing options and budgets can be vastly different from customer to customer. Their range of both wall fixed and free standing monopitch canopies comes in off the shelf sizes, and for customers who need an exact size or something out of the ordinary, they offer a bespoke made-to-measure canopy.

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For those on a budget, their cantilever canopy is a very popular choice. Quick    and  easy to install with no groundworks to consider, this attractive canopy can be delivered within a few days of placing an order. It has set projections of 650mm, 1000mm, 1270mm or   1500mm and can be supplied in any width. Canopies are versatile with a range of domestic uses from carports and patio covers to commercial applications such as smoking shelters, walkways, covered eating and play areas. If you are simply replacing the glazing on an existing structure or building your own, you can buy polycarbonate sheet and glazing bars to suit.

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Marsh’s design solution 15th Anniversary of ensures optimum performance Resiblock at Port of Tyne

To make designing, specifying and purchasing sewage treatment plants as easy, fail-safe and cost-effective as possible, Marsh Industries has developed and launched a bespoke design and quotation programme, Gaia Sege©, that allows merchants, contractors, specifiers and clients to quickly design a system that will not only suit all of their specification and performance requirements, but will also comply with all relevant industry, environmental and legal requirements. Using key process parameters Gaia Sege will design an accurate system that optimises processing capacity in an efficient and cost-effective way. Marsh Industries, specialists in off-mains drainage supply, estimates that this processing optimisation can reduce installation costs by as much as 25%, with additional health and safety benefits for installers.

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August 2017, saw the 15th anniversary of the installation of Resiblock, and more specifically the ‘Legendary’ Resiblock ‘22’ sealer for Concrete Block Paving (CBP), at Port of Tyne in South Shields. Phase 3 at the Tyne Dock consisted of 15,904 sqm of CBP, and resident engineer at the time David Profit was keen to ensure the reduction of high level maintenance. The Port of Tyne Authority then investigated solutions to this problem and Resiblock overcame worldwide opposition to be specified for the site. Resiblock’s success at the 465,000 sqm Port of Salalah was a key factor in Resiblock ‘22’ being specified. 15 years on and the Port of Tyne paving is still stabilised due to the strength and durability of Resiblock ‘22’. With Port of Tyne handling around 650,000 vehicles a year (2013) it is clear to see that Resiblock ‘22’ has been put to test of the past decade and a half, but it is a challenge that has easily been dealt with.

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OSMO transforms a garden shed from drab to fab

Industries recently completed a major resurfacing project in order to get the track ready for the recent British Grand Prix world championship. Meeting the need for speed, the business’ expert team supplied and laid a mammoth 350 tonnes of SuperCurve asphalt in just one hour using three state-of-the-art pavers simultaneously. The high performance asphalt, which has been specifically designed and engineered to provide an enhanced surface course for higher stressed areas, was applied onto the Loop part of the track which heads onto the iconic Wellington Straight.

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Gone are the days a garden shed was a simple space for tools, paints and varnishes, full of mud and cobwebs and clad with worn, damp wood. Now that homeowners are utilising their gardens more and more, many are making the lowly garden shed an external feature in its own right. Wood is often used as a building material for sheds, summer houses and furniture due to its robust and hardy nature, however, wood can become weakened over time. As well as having aesthetic qualities, wood finishes provide vital protection against the external elements such as wind, rain and surface dirt, prolonging the life of the wood and the form it has taken. As many are aware, new build properties often come equipped with a garden that is purely a blank canvas, perfectly suited for the new homeowner to make their own. One such homeowner wanted to do just that, and after planting up the space with brightly coloured plants and flowers, they felt that their shed stood out, but for all the wrong reasons, as it looked worn and unloved. I enquiry 128

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Studor, the world leader in drainage ventilation and only specialist manufacturer of Air Admittance Valves (AAVs), has updated the Tec-Vent fire retardant AAV. The original version, launched in 2003, was the first of its kind in the world. Manufactured from flame retardant material, the Tec-Vent is specifically designed for buildings such as schools, airports, hospitals, high-rise structures and other public areas, as well as in oil and gas, aviation and other industrial settings where flame retardance is a priority. The Tec-Vent can also be used domestically where fire retardance is important for residents’ safety. “The Tec-Vent is the perfect option for the design and construction community to specify and use instead of extending expensive flame retardant vent piping,” comments Studor’s UK Managing Director Stephen Taylor. “It offers considerable savings to penetrating through roofs or walls, whilst offering no compromise to safety or efficiency”. I enquiry 129

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Marsh Hydroil: Oil separators, wash-down separators and silt traps A new era is on the horizon for the drainage and civil engineering sectors with the introduction of the Marsh Hydroil range of oil separators, wash-down separators and silt traps. Independently tested and approved to BSEN858 parts 1 & 2, the Hydroil range features bypass, full retention and forecourt separators. All units are supplied with oil level alarms as standard. Internal working components such as coalescing filters, automatic closure devices, weirs, oil skimmer plates and their configurations makes the Hydroil the most modern and efficient separator units currently available to the market today.

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Keepmoat Regeneration goes large as Polypipe’s RidgistormXL delivers benefits for multimillion pound Hull project Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management systems, has provided a complete water conveyance and attenuation solution for a new Keepmoat Regeneration residential development in Hull. Polypipe delivered a system that demonstrates how large diameter pipes can meet strict Sewers for Adoption guidelines, while managing the traffic load from the road system. The Portobello Street development is located approximately three miles away from Hull city centre and will provide 142 new homes for Homegroup and Hull City Council as part of the regeneration of this area of the city. Polypipe was approached to assist with the design and manufacture of a solution that met the requirements of Yorkshire Water and Hull City Council. Polypipe advised the use of large diameter plastic piping and modular manholes, and worked closely with Hull City Council and Yorkshire Water to present the benefits that their Ridgistorm-XL large diameter plastic pipe system could deliver over a traditional concrete system.


Working with the project Consulting Engineer, Polypipe assisted the design and manufacture of a solution that fulfilled all Sewers for Adoption criteria, as well as achieving the conveyance and attenuation needs of the site. The engineered system design gained full section 104 approval for the adoption of surface water run-off into their watercourse, and section 38 approval for the installation of the system on the development site.The final design used over 231m of Polypipe’s 1,200mm Ridgistorm-XL large diameter plastic pipework. The adaptability of the

thermoplastic system meant that the Polypipe pre-fabrication team could manufacture the pipework in a stiffness class tailored to the specific ground conditions at the location, without sacrificing overall strength and resilience. The Ridgistorm-XL pipes were used to form four tanks to attenuate and convey surface water-run off from the development. Each tank was linked to a flow control chamber featuring a flow control unit and penstock, to manage the subsequent release of surface water run-off into the approved watercourse. A pre-installed weirwall in each of the chambers also provided a stable end connection to Yorkshire Water’s existing drainage system. Furthermore, Polypipe was able to manufacture and supply pipes and chambers with spigot and socket jointing, once again reducing installation time, and also enabling easy separation in future, if required. With the thermoplastic structured wall system being up to 94% lighter in weight than concrete, it is easier to handle and quicker to install, which ensured efficient installation on the Portobello Street site. The design also included 12 pre-fabricated Ridgistorm-XL Manholes, 10 of which were supplied in a diameter of 2,100mm, together with one 2,400mm and one 1,800mmm in diameter. Polypipe’s pre-fabricated manholes are modular, ready-to-install access points that can be integrated at any part of a network system. The manholes were installed at

strategic points throughout the pipe network, and were benched and channeled in accordance with Sewers for Adoption guidelines, once again demonstrating the adaptability of a large diameter plastic system to meet exacting project requirements. These manholes, which can be installed efficiently straight from delivery, will ensure ease of access for future inspection and maintenance. Trevor Smallman, Project Manager at Keepmoat Regeneration, said, “Polypipe provided a value engineered solution using Ridgistorm-XL tanks, with pipes manufactured to the perfect stiffness classification to meet our needs, together with convenient pre-fabricated pipework and manholes. The resulting solution met the requirements of Yorkshire Water and Hull County Council, while also providing a robust and efficient system ideally suited to the development’s challenging conditions. In addition, as the system is much lighter than concrete, it provides numerous benefits from a health and safety point of view during the installation.” David Marsden, Residential Development Specialist, North at Polypipe, said, “We were delighted to provide a tailored solution for this multimillion pound residential development. We design and manufacture a range of trusted and approved water management systems that are robust and reliable, safer and quicker to install for ground workers, and adaptable enough to meet the specific requirements of each individual project. We were pleased to be able to work closely with Yorkshire Water and Hull County Council to achieve approval for installation under the local highway and demonstrate the multiple benefits that a plastic solution can offer over a traditional concrete system.” I enquiry 549

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Consort Claudgen launches panel heaters with digital heating controls

Pegler Yorkshire launches Handbook App With over 93% of the UK adult population owning a mobile phone, leading integrated plumbing systems manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire has further embraced smart phone technology and has launched a new PY Handbook app to make life just that little easier. Phill Jackson, marketing and business development director for Pegler Yorkshire said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our product handbook has been for many years one of the main tools used by installers and merchants as a quick reference guide to the extensive Pegler Yorkshire range. So it made perfect sense to move with the times and offer this useful tool in a format that is easily accessible and invariably close to hand for many.â&#x20AC;?


Consortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PLE panel heaters feature an electronic timer which offers a 7-day programme with 3 heating periods per day. The concealed digital controls located on the side of the heater include an easy-to-read display, four large control buttons with audible and tactile feedback and an electronic lock to prevent tampering with the controls. These slimline heaters are easy to operate; have strengthened grilles to increase durability and feature a snap-on bracket on their wall mounting system which allows easy installation and dismounting for cleaning and decorating. Being splash proof to IP24 and operating at a very low noise level, they are ideal for use in hotels, offices, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and many other areas.

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Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new lineup of wall-mounted air conditioning units with a sophisticated, streamlined design and a comprehensive range of features to make


Inta appoints business and operations manager

Inta has appointed a new business and operations manager. Neil Amphlett joins the Stafford-based company from International Piping Products, in Barton-under-Needwood, where he was warehouse operations manager. The 41-year-old, who lives in Sandbach, Cheshire, said he was keen to join the company after being impressed with its ambitions to grow and he is now responsible for 50 members of staff, as well as looking for ways to improve Intaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operational processes across the entire business. He has spent more than 20 years working in the operations and warehousing sides of business, including the automotive and steel sectors, starting his career on the

New pack size & an improved formulation By comparison with traditional sealing methods the LOCTITEÂŽ family of pipe thread sealants from Henkel provide many advantages. These single component products are clean and easy to apply and do not creep, shrink or contaminate systems.

SALUS unveils new Smart Radiator Control SALUS continues to expand its Smart Home range of connected products with the addition of the iT600 Smart Radiator Control. This latest device enables users to precisely control their radiator room heating to the exact temperature and from wherever they may be.

shop floor before progressing through the ranks to management. Since starting at Inta, Neil has implemented changes within the warehouse greatly improving the Delivery Performance of overnight orders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has had an immediate and positive impact on our customers because they receive next-day delivery as standard,â&#x20AC;? said Neil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also simplified the process inhouse. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m introducing measurable KPIs in each department to see what further improvements can be made that will benefit both staff and our customers. I enquiry 166

They can be used on pipe fittings up to 3â&#x20AC;? with liquids, and up to 4â&#x20AC;? with the LOCTITEÂŽ 55 Pipe Sealing Cord. The products create a full pressure seal that resists vibration and shock loads and protects the mated threaded areas against corrosion in the process. Henkelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stand at PHEX will feature three of its core pipe repair products, one of which is LOCTITEÂŽ 55 Pipe Sealing Cord. It is now available in a redesigned pack, with built-in cutting device, containing 160m of the product. This single reel will seal up to 405 joints with a half-inch thread size and 190 joints with a one-inch thread. PHEX STAND NO. 14 I enquiry 167

Suitable for both retrofits as well as new installs, the battery-operated Smart Radiator Control features an electrical device that works to open and close the radiator valve to produce more accurate room heating. A thermostat with exact temperature settings in °C wirelessly controls the operation, and sited away from the radiator, it is able to monitor the actual ambient room temperature to ensure better accuracy.

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The biomass debate heats up Biomass opposition is constantly stepping up as Norbord and other wood-using industries join forces with environmental charities to urge Government to limit support for subsidies. The opposition to Government subsidies for biomass burnt in the generation of electricity is gathering steam in the UK as environmental groups joined with the wood panels industry to

lobby Greg Clark, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at that time, to stop this practice. Norbord's Use Wood Wisely - is an educational resource for the responsible and sustainable use of wood. Rather than burning virgin timber as fuel for energy generation and thereby releasing tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and contributing to climate change - Norbord argues for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cascade of use' philosophy. It is much more efficient to process virgin timber into added-value products, such as wood panels, that are used in the housing and construction industry. I enquiry 133

will show the market exactly how air conditioning using R32 can perform,â&#x20AC;? explains Donald Daw, commercial director for the company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our engineers have put their heart and soul into developing a superb range of indoor units that offers better efficiencies and more features.â&#x20AC;? I enquiry 134

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RINNAI’s energysaver space heaters impress installers Rinnai Energysaver fanned convection powered flue gas fired space heaters are designed specifically for use in large buildings where the range continues to expand its fan base. Schools, community centres, libraries, conservatories and churches are all benefiting from the fast warm up of big spaces offered by the technically outstanding engineering of the Rinnai units with their low running costs. The Rinnai Energysaver range delivers energy-efficient and consistent warm air powered by Natural Gas and LPG options and is built with fully modulating burners so heat output and energy input is reduced as the space warms up. Rinnai has successfully come up with a solution that heats from the floor up and by modulating gas usage in relation to room temperature, provides unparalleled levels of comfort combined with efficiency. The range has recently been enhanced with the addition of the Rinnai Energysaver 559FT, along with a makeover of the popular Energysaver 309FTR. The heaters blend effortlessly into the background in line with the style demands of modern interiors. The Rinnai Energysaver 559FT offers an 88% reduction in energy consumption when the unit is on standby and has BMS functionality as an optional component making the appliance even more flexible. The operation board is an easy to operate touch control pad sited conveniently and discreetly on top of the appliance, (rather than on the front with a flip up cover). The unit is also supplied with a child lock to eliminate any problem of small hands tampering with the controls. Add to these benefits timer function and eco mode combined with the new unit’s ability to heat spaces fast, and the advantages of this super efficient appliance really do stack up. The Rinnai Energysaver 559FT turns in efficiencies of 88% which is

exceptional when you consider the effective heat generator seasonal efficiency required for UK building regulations. It has an input of 5.7kW and output of 5.2kW and the streamlined unit measures 582mm x 760mm x 257mm. The Rinnai Energysaver 309FTR, like the 559FT, turns in net efficiencies of 85.9%. It has an input of 3.4kW and output of 2.92kW.The streamlined unit measures 695mm x 465mm x 257mm. Natural Gas usage has been pegged at 0.31m3 while LPG consumption is 0.26kg/hr. Also available from Rinnai is the Energysaver 1004T with its impressive input of 11.6kW and outputs 10.23kW. It measures 670mm x 930mm x 315mm and it has energy efficiencies of 96% under the guidance of Part L 2014. This puts it in the top rank of space heaters in its class. Like the Energysaver 559FT the 1004T heater is suitable for BMS central timer control. This feature allows the building manager to run any number of Rinnai space heaters off a central time clock providing heat to the largest of spaces. The Energysaver Multi controller is not limited to single Energysavers as the flexibility of the system guarantees units can be mixed and matched to satisfy even the most unique building. From the installer’s point of view the Rinnai Energysaver units are simple to deal with; there is no need for expensive (or extensive) ductwork, nor do they involve the necessity of running domestic heating circuits for radiators, or pipework to boilers. This cuts down drastically on cost and time on site.

Installers also report back that the tiny 80mm flue gives a neater finish on the outside of the building, a huge improvement on large flues and the correspondingly large holes that have to be knocked into the fabric to accommodate them. Pete Seddon, Product Development Engineer at Rinnai UK, and a member of the technical team, explains that proven reliability and longevity have made the Rinnai range of space heaters popular over the 30 years they have been used in the UK. “They are so reliable,” he says, “they can easily last 20 years with no issues at all.” “All models come with a 15-year warranty on the heat exchanger. This is a strong persuader for looking at the whole life costs of a new system, which well before the minimum 15 years life span is up should have more than paid for itself on energy savings.”

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Collaboration enables bespoke solution to learning environment Doncaster’s first and only Sixth Form College will personify fast-track collaboration when it opens its doors in September.

The new, £20million, 9450m2 New College Doncaster, which will be run by the New Collaborative Learning Trust, will have been built from start to finish in just 13 months. It features state-of-the-art ventilation solutions from Gilberts Blackpool to create a fresh, conditioned internal environment. The core, standard solution has been tailored to the specific needs of the project in collaboration with BAM Design and BAM Construction, to deliver, in one product, a commercially viable alternative to conventional heating & ventilating strategies. In total, 62 of Gilberts’ standard MFS256 hybrid ventilation units, each with integrated heat coil, have been installed at the College; 51 of the units have been incorporated into the windows, using Gilberts’ WM (windowmounted) louvre, a registered design that combines a split up/down louvre blade configuration for optimum efficiency of air movement in and out of the classroom. A further 11no. MFS256 units have been

integrated into the façade using a bespoke designed duct extension. To address the specific needs of the science rooms, Gilberts added dedicated controls logic for the MFS units in those areas; the logic interlocks with the gas supply to ensure the gas will not activate unless the MFS is operational, and automatically supplies additional fresh air whenever a fume cupboard is opened. In addition, eight MFSV turrets have been sited on the roof, each positioned within a shaft, to provide natural ventilation to the sports hall and two of the first floor teaching spaces. “Gilberts had the ability, in-house, to design and deliver bespoke options from a standard product, to meet the specific design criteria or limitations at particular projects, based round natural ventilation which is the preferred methodology for educational buildings. Gilberts’ innovative approach gives us the ability to increase flow rates, utilise heat coils within the ventilation unit, so that that we were able to use just a single, discreet unit in most classrooms, and

RINNAI SOLO has multiple advantages The Infinity Solo condensing and low NOX condensing water heater is the first Rinnai product for the UK to bring together the advanced technology of its wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder in one compact footprint. Originally envisaged as a single installation product for light commercial operations such as B&Bs, small hotels and schools, Infinity Solo is now being manifolded by installers for larger projects including a recent major primary school installation. There is no restriction on the number of units that can be linked together as the installer can simply work out the volume of hot water required to determine the number of units required.


This versatile newcomer has also very quickly carved itself a niche in new build and refurbishment housing projects where it is being installed in larger three - and four-bed houses where specifiers have identified it as a cost effective hot water provider for a family bathroom, ensuite and a downstairs cloak room/shower. Several of the 24kW-59.5kW Infinity Solo

range are renewables compatible and supplied pre-fitted with a coil, ensuring 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. The Solo cylinder is stainless steel, greatly reducing the weight compared to glass lined models, which makes transportation and installation a whole lot easier. The cylinders also boast extremely low heat loss (as low as 1.41kW/h day), which means the customer pays less to maintain the heat within the tank.

eliminate the need for radiators in the classrooms. “As each unit is stand-alone, serving an individual classroom, repair & maintenance is simplified. The system also means there are fewer units overall, so reduced installation, interfacing into building management systems, maintenance- all beneficial to the lifetime costs of the building,” observes BAM senior project services engineer Gavin Wilcox. Installed through the external façade or window, Mistrale MFS provides both fresh air intake and used air exhaust through one unit; the system mixes internal and external air to ventilate the internal space. A mixing damper within modulates airflow to allow the new, fresh air to mix with the warm exhaust air, thus extracting its heat without the need for an exchanger whilst still maintaining the required levels of air quality within the space. The integrated low energy fan energises to blend the internal air, ensuring an even distribution of airflow, with control over temperature and CO2 levels

within, and maintenance of a comfortable internal environment for occupants. Just two Mistrale MFS128, or one MFS256, units will ventilate a standard 32 person classroom, achieving the 8litres/sec/person fresh air required by current Department of Education Building Bulletin (BB101) and PBSP guidelines. Each unit also achieves relevant acoustic considerations: its operational ‘noise’ is less than 30dbA, and it has been engineered to absorb external noise to keep within the classroom criteria required by BB93. With the heat coil option, the coil is energised and the fan runs on full speed for approximately 20 minutes (depending on night set-back temperatures and flow temperatures) to provide an even heat distribution across the room before occupancy. The integral fan ensures maximum air blending and avoids any stratification. Gilberts’ test research shows that the technique can eliminate the need for wall-mounted radiators. The MFS-V version incorporates two Fusion MFS128 units placed vertically into a rooftop penthouse turret, with a shaft of only 900mm2, or up to 1500mm2 ensuring effective ‘stand-alone’ ventilation of the space below. No additional ducting or plant is required. By routing the ventilation through the roof then internal spaces that have no external façade can still be efficiently ventilated, be it via natural or hybrid principles. Gilberts designed bespoke cowls for New College Doncaster, with a low profile, so they blend discreetly with the roofline whilst still enabling adequate free ventilation area.

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Rinnai’s new Solo range incorporates 35kW and 54kW appliances, ensuring that even sites with a smaller gas meter can utilise its advanced technologies. The larger Infinity Solo model will also act as a high-efficiency alternative to other current forms of gas fired storage appliance. The cylinders also have extremely low heat loss figures (achieving 1.41kW/h day), which means the customer pays less to maintain heat within the tank. Integral controls on the units ensure optimum performance and efficiencies whether locally or when integrated into a building management system. And there is also Legionella protection available too. Rinnai has invented technology for secondary return DHW systems in the form of additional controls which allow for safe running of water at 42°C core temperature

during the day and 60°C at a time when the building is closed. By the time the building reopens, core temperature is 42°C for safe use. The Rinnai 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 I enquiry 556

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Polyseam will be exhibiting some new and innovative products at HVAC 2017

Polyseam, the company behind the Protecta and GRAFT brands of passive fire protection and construction products, is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting the NEW Fire Damper at the HVAC 2017 Stand No. H260. The show is from the 10th - 12th of October at the NEC Birmingham. This non-mechanical Fire Damper is designed to fire seal ventilation ducts passing through fire rated walls and floors and has a fire rating up to 2 hours. Research and Development Director, Wol Hluchan, said; "Our innovative Fire Dampers are designed to be easily installed into ducting to provide fire protection without the need for regular servicing”. The product consists of a steel casing containing horizontal steel blades treated with a technically advanced heat expanding graphite which closes off the whole damper within 2 minutes. The FIRE DAMPER keeps the temperature in the duct network lower than 120 Celsius degrees and will therefore protect fans and sensitive units in the system.

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Unmissable! This year’s National Painting and decorating Show is a must-see! The biggest and best yet, it is your opportunity to see the latest products, proven best sellers, preparation tips and finishing techniques that will be making the news in 2018 and beyond. Refurbishment contractors and facilities managers are always on the lookout for the latest colours, materials and textures – as well as the best tools to get every job done quickly and profitably.

A great day out It really is an action-packed two days buzzing with • new product launches • practical demonstrations • fantastic show-only deals • free samples • hands-on trials • fun competitions, raffles and prize draws • sporting challenges and celebrity appearances. Big discounts The major manufacturers use the show to bring new products to market, while stockists tempt visitors with big discounts, and suppliers pack their stands with extensive selections of tools, ancillaries and workday essentials. Pre-register today for FREE tickets at I enquiry 136


Stixall Extreme Power If you’ve already tried Stixall Extreme Power from Everbuild – A Sika Company you’ll know just how good it is, with the ability to bond and seal virtually everything to anything. If you haven’t tried it then it’s about time you did! Using the very latest hybrid polymer technology, Stixall will bond to virtually every substrate both indoors and outdoors and in all weather conditions - even in the rain and underwater making it the ideal product to have on a building site. Available in six colours; Black, Brown, Crystal Clear,

Grey, White and Natural in 290ml cartridges, Stixall also comes with a unique 40 year performance guarantee. I enquiry 137

Dunlop Pro Decor Fibre Reinforced Smoothing & Filling Compound with Hydroloc Featuring Dunlop’s revolutionary Hydroloc drying technology, Dunlop Pro Decor Fibre Reinforced Smoothing & Filling Compound is a versatile filling and smoothing compound for both internal and external repairs. Brilliant white when dry, Fibre Reinforced Smoothing and Filling Compound can be used for the filling of cavities, holes, grooves and the patching of facades before applying paints and renders. What’s more, because its fibre reinforced it can be used to repair internal areas at risk from damp or water ingress. Thanks to Hydroloc, which helps the product dry evenly throughout, it allows moisture evaporation and is paintable in only two hours. Suitable up to 20mm thickness, it does not crack or shrink and is available in 5kg packs.

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Instarmac are proud to announce the acquisition of Aztec Aerosols Instarmac Group plc announce that they have acquired Aztec Aerosols Ltd based in Crewe.


Instarmac Group plc is a privately owned company established in 1977 whose primary activity is manufacturing. It has developed an excellent reputation for innovation, exceptional levels of customer support, manufacturing skills and people development. Operating within the construction and building market place the company produces products for the highway maintenance, tiling, commercial flooring,

urban regeneration and internal finishing markets. Materials are manufactured at the company’s industry leading facility based near to Tamworth in the Midlands. Winners of several awards including being a Times Top 100 company to work for since 2009, Instarmac is excited about its latest acquisition. Aztec Aerosols was originally founded in 1964 and has over 50 years of specialist knowledge. During this time it

has combined technical knowledge with innovation to deliver great products and service to its customers. Manufacturing will remain at the Crewe production facility under the leadership of Brady Collins, Managing Director who commented: ‘Instarmac and Aztec Aerosols Ltd share many common goals. The team here at

Aztec have a vast amount of experience. We look forward to working together on product development and driving improvement to our customers.’ John Holcroft , Instarmac Group’s Managing Director stated: ‘The acquisition of Aztec Aerosols Ltd further strengthens the group’s offer and diversifies its market activities. Commercial opportunities exist within the current groups customer base and I welcome the additional technical skills that will enhance both companies.’ I enquiry 560

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CROWN DECORATING CENTRES September 2017 View our publication online at www.


Crown gives insight into Autumn Influences SEPTEMBER is often seen as the month of fresh starts, and for homeowners it is undoubtedly one of two key points in the year when they yearn to make décor changes that mirror the seasons.


bedroom, but equally makes a statement as a daring living area; then add glass accessories to catch the light and bring the look together. The final palette, ‘Patterned Landscape’ is a masterpiece in the making, inspired by an aerial view of the sweeping countryside, revealing the land’s natural patchwork of patterns from above. This influence re-evaluates how bold greens and earth tones react when used in a complex pattern. Dewy greens and milky browns are stitched together with accents of white and copper metallic to add texture and bring the landscape to life. Considered

tones that celebrate the fluidity of colour. Frosted blues and faded hues of purple and pink are separated by hard lines and geometric shapes. The softness of the palette contrasts with this sharpness to create a beautifully modern aesthetic, one of restrained elegance. A clean and contemporary trend, ‘Considered’ can be interpreted onto a single, statement wall or expanded to embrace an entire room. Meanwhile, the block effect enables individuals to boldly scale up the shapes for large spaces or pare them down in smaller rooms.

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And for decorators and construction professionals alike it’s important to be able to advise potential clients from a strong position of knowledge. The latest Colour Influences report for the UK-wide Crown Decorating Centres is a great source of information and inspiration for the trade. Three new trends have been brought together by respected designers and colour experts on the Crown Paints Panel to make home styling en vogue yet personalised to individual taste. Here

Kathryn Lloyd, Crown Decorating Centres colour expert highlights the three top looks. “The days of selecting a single colour for a room are gone – and now the discerning home designer expects a palette of complementary colours to express their personality and flair. The three new palettes for Autumn ‘Considered’, ‘Intrigue’ and ‘Patterned Landscape’ encourage just this sense of adventure and embrace modern living to the full. ‘Considered’ is a mature and sophisticated palette of soft, muted

‘Intrigue’ is a story waiting to unfold...think midnight, mystery and suspense. These dark, intense jewel-like colours create an atmospheric feel complemented by the hints of yellow ochre and dappled candlelight. Here we have created a palette of colours at their deepest and most absorbing, pairing midnight blues and rich greens with the iridescence of a blue bottle fly. There are accents of yellow that punctuate big blocks of colour. It is, of course, perfect for a

The stunning mosaic of colour is designed to be most impactful as a bold and graphic feature wall with the hint of copper metallic adding a sense of threedimensionality and texture. More importantly, this influence urges us to take a new perspective and look at things in a slightly different way.” Kathryn adds: “Sometimes taking the decision to redecorate can be daunting, but having a little direction and being able to take elements of structured looks makes the process so much easier. “Using colour creatively enables you to truly put personality into your home. It’s best to think about what colours and influences appeal to you, then talk to the professionals to consider how you achieve the best look for your space.” For more information about the Autumn 2017 Influences, along with videos of how to get the look, visit ration/trends There are 135 Crown Decorating Centres across the UK. To find your local store just visit or text ‘CROWN’ to 83332 to have the details of your nearest store sent straight to your mobile. Texts cost one standard message rate. I enquiry 561


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the site has been designed to help support visitors through every stage of their decision making process. From case studies and design tools to help visualise product colours and finishes to support with scheduling and access to CAD images the site helps to illustrate the options available to visitors. Louise Sanderson, Marketing Manager explains “We recognise how important it is for site visitors to quickly find all the information they need. We have included easy drop down menus for product searching and clear calls to action on every page to help visitors find their nearest Freefoam supplier. We have also added our most popular pages, like Brochures and Technical information, to the home page to allow visitors instant access from the moment they land on the site. We want to help visitors make an informed decision.” Colin St John Commercial Director “Having a strong online presence is fundamental to any business and this new site reflects our strength in the PVC building product sector. As manufacturers we have developed this site to make it easy for visitors to start an online conversation with Freefoam. The site showcases our products and gives architects, builders and homeowners the support they need to progress their projects.”


Freefoam Building Products has just given its website in the UK a completely new and dynamic look. The new site has users at the heart of every page, and reflects Freefoam’s confidence in its product range, company credentials and well established brands.

Access to information online has led to the continual fragmentation of traditional business and consumer markets. Freefoam has embraced these challenges and developed their new site to address these issues by providing separate areas for both building Professionals and Homeowners – with targeted content and specialist tools to enhance the customer experience for every visitor. With clear imagery to showcase the range and detailed information on every product

METSEC provides load bearing solution for new school

Palmerston School, based in Liverpool, provides education to 11-19 year olds with profound learning difficulties. Palmerston identified a need for a new school building as staff and pupils were hampered by the lack of outdoor space and modern learning facilities. The former Aigburth High secondary school site was selected on which to construct its new £7m facility.


The new T-shaped single storey building includes a sports and dining hall plus a new hydrotherapy and splash pool together with sensory learning spaces. There is also a fivea-side football pitch and four-lane grass running track around the pitch perimeter. The project started in April 2016 and is due for completion summer 2017 when pupils will move from the existing location in Woolton to Minehead Road in the Aigburth area of Liverpool.

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Early Stages Originally planned as a timber frame construction, the main contractor asked voestalpine Metsec plc to review the school design and see whether a load bearing steel frame solution (SFS) could be offered. Taking a consultative approach, Metsec was able to advise the main contractors on the layout, and worked in conjunction with installers, local company Mark One. As the first tier 2 designer and manufacturer certified to BIM Level 2 for Design and Construction in the UK by the BSI, Metsec used its BIM capabilities within the design stages to provide detailed plans and costings. Metsec was required on-site from the start of the project, completing the steel framing in the summer of 2016. Designing the SFS solution for Palmerston School using Revit, Metsec attended regular main contractor team meetings with the BIM model, allowing any issues to be resolved in advance of the build. By using BIM, the project benefitted from a reduced timing programme and no waste, both providing subsequent cost savings. Design Requirements The blueprint of the school building presented several structural challenges, but were all incorporated into the BIM model from Metsec, including the design aspects of the roof. Studs within the joisted roof were extended out to overhang the external walls in order to create the overhang desired. Another roofing design requirement within

the structure was a duo pitched roof. To enable the sloping element, Metsec used longer stud sections of a high gauge to accommodate the longer spans required and the larger load placed on the studs. The school has invested in a substantial server room, in order to house the complex technologies being implemented into the school, which required a large number of ducts. This needed a substantial amount of openings within the wall which Metsec incorporated into the specification. Partnership Metsec’s engagement in the project from the early stages meant it could provide bespoke, flexible solutions integral to enabling the complex design aspects desired by the client. Steve Williams, director at Mark One, said: “Working alongside the manufacturer from the early stages of the project meant that we could work in conjunction with Metsec in designing and delivering the additional design requirements, and it was a smooth running project all round. Ryan Simmonds, sales director of framing at Metsec, said: “Palmerston School was an interesting project from a design perspective and, in using BIM, all parties benefited from a central model that could be amended and revised throughout the early stages to produce an accurate plan during the delivery stages.” I enquiry 563

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Bigger rewards with VELUX® this autumn Up to £65 rewards up for grabs with topbrand partners

Klober posts a warning for the RCI show With housing associations in particular investing in the long-term thermal efficiency of properties, Klober dry fixing products offer maintenance-free ridges, hips and verges. Universally compatible with any tile or slate manufacturer’s products and extensively tested over many years, they will be on view at the RCI show on 1st and 2nd November at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. Marketing Manager Andrew Cross explained, “With so many dry fixing product introductions, the absence of a British Standard has made choice increasingly difficult for contractors. Many aren’t supported by testing or published technical data, so publication of BS8612 can’t come too soon. I enquiry 140

VELUX® is offering its UK customers rewards, redeemable at a range of top-brand partners, each time they buy white-painted roof windows and flat rooflights during September and October. The exclusive promotion, which includes the world’s first curved glass rooflight, is aimed at people working on autumn renovations and extensions projects. Up to £65 of VELUX rewards are available on flat glass and the new curved glass rooflights range. The innovative curved glass top lets rainwater completely drain off, letting daylight shine through without raindrops spoiling the view. The eight different sizes of flat rooflights provide homeowners with flexibility and variety to match their room size. Installers can also claim £25 rewards for every white-painted roof window they purchase, perfect for homeowners wanting a lighter, brighter living space as the white finish reflects more light back into a room. Tesco and John Lewis

online are the latest retailers to join the VELUX Rewards scheme alongside M&S, Argos, Pizza Express, Thomas Cook, Ticketmaster, Curry’s PC World. I enquiry 139



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KEE Systems cures Sunderland Royal Hospital’s access problems Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment situated on the new Emergency Department’s roof. Sunderland Royal Hospital, Part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, is a 970-bed acute hospital and has been undergoing an £18m redevelopment, upgrade and extension project which comprised the construction of a brand new Emergency Department. Part of the Emergency Department works included the installation new plant and equipment to the roof area, installed by M&E specialist H Malone & Sons Ltd. However, as is often the case when plant and equipment is involved, pipework and ducting presented access issues to some of the air conditioning units. H Malone contacted Kee Systems who carried out a full site survey and recommended the installation of bespoke access platforms. Custom built access platforms constructed from Kee Klamp® fittings were the ideal solution to providing safe access over obstructions and difficult to reach areas. I enquiry 141

Eco-Brite ® is 135 microns thick, a composite laminate of aluminium foil, a tough polyethylene film and metallised polyester film finished with a non-tarnish coating. It prevents 96% of radiating energy passing through structures, is a vapour barrier and helps make the building air-tight.

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KEMPER SYSTEM HELPS PROTECT CONCRETE HERITAGE Cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has helped to preserve a grade II listed building thanks to its Stratex warm roof and Kemperol liquid roofing systems.

Because of the unusual design of St Thomas More Church in the Sheldon area of Birmingham, architects Wood Goldstraw Yorath worked in close consultation with Kemper System to enhance the waterproofing performance by addressing leaks and U/V damage to the existing substrate, whilst also improving drainage and reducing the risk of standing water on the roof.


The structure of the building with its many glass and concrete terraces, saw Kemper System’s Stratex tapered warm roof system being specified along with their solvent-free and odourless Kemperol 2K-PUR waterproofing membrane to refurbish the church’s failing asphalt roof. The technical team at Kemper System also devised a series of drainage channels to address the volume of standing water on the roof, whereby


piece of insulation. As primarily structural engineers, Alliance Technical Services Ltd undertook thorough product and application training at Kemper System HQ in Warrington before installing the Kemperol 2K-PUR system, to familiarise themselves with the liquid waterproofing product application. Derek Lowe, Managing Director at Alliance Technical Services Ltd, said: “This was a particularly interesting project for us as the church required remedial works to the concrete whilst also installing an alternative waterproofing solution to ensure the graded building remained watertight. The Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid applied waterproofing system was an ideal solution to work around the complicated structure of the building with its many terraces, outlets and joints. These formally weak areas were able to be fully waterproofed in one seamless, easy application. “We undertook excellent training at Kemper’s headquarters to ensure we were able to apply the system effectively and efficiently. Thanks to the durability of the Kemperol 2K-PUR waterproofing system, the church’s heritage has been protected and can continue to be enjoyed by its many visitors.” Technical manager at Kemper System, Ross Smith, added: “This interesting project presented design, specification and installation challenges which were easily solved thanks to versatile qualities of the Kemperol membrane. “The wet-on-wet, cold applied liquid was the perfect solution to ensure a quick and easy installation, yet providing the reassurance of a sound, waterproof solution for many years to come. Its odourless, solvent-free qualities meant the refurbishment works created little disruption to local residents or those using the church.” Added to Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ register in 2015, the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More was designed by renowned architect, Richard Gilbert Scott - who also designed the Guildhall’s West Wing and Art Gallery - with stained glass by John Chrestien.

excess water would be caught and drained off the building. Contractors, Alliance Technical Services Ltd, a specialist conservation company, not only worked to recover the roof with Kemper’s Stratex warm roof system, but also installed new glazing to the central ribs and high level roof windows, fitted an external downpipe and drainage, and completed concrete repairs and concrete rib replacements. For the recovering of the roofs with the Kemper designed system, operatives removed the existing chippings on the roof ready to clean and prime the asphalt substrate, and installed a hard top tapered Kempertherm PIR insulation board. This was adhered to each terrace section in such a way to create channels behind and either side of each

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Top tips for efficient toilet facilities provision There are legal and Regulatory obligations to provide appropriate toilets in buildings to which the public have access. But often, installation takes longer than necessarycosting time and money- just because the process has not been thought through and co-ordinated.

To help specifiers and contractors deliver a smooth project, a new “top tips” guidance document is now available, specifically for ‘away from home’ accessible toilets with bench and hoist- Changing Places and Space to Change facilities. Produced by Clos-o-Mat, the document draws on the company’s first-hand experience as Britain’s #1 provider of away from home assistive, accessible toilets. The quick-reference, two page guide covers key points, ranging from provision of drainage, water, electricity, through to ensuring the structure is appropriately load-

bearing. It further incorporates a useful schematic, identifying what equipment should be included, and where positioned, primarily for a Changing Places toilet- a wheelchairaccessible facility that features a ceiling track hoist and height-adjustable changing bench. “We’ve produced the Guide as a useful reference tool, to help architects, contractors deliver an efficient project in a timely fashion. Organising installation of kit, for the contractor to get to site and be unable to proceed because of poor planning, wastes time, money and delays completion. That annoys everyone involved! Yet with a little thought, it could be easily avoided,” explains Kelvin Grimes, Clos-o-Mat away from home project manager. It is available for free, from Clos-o-Mat’s website, under the downloads button. White papers and additional technical support on the specification of away from home assistive accessible toilets- including Changing Places and Space to Change facilities- are provided under the same tab.

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MARMOX Multiboards Fibo factory investment facilitate fit out of is big business Fibo has completed construction of its Queenshurst new £14 million production facility in Norway. The investment is good timing for Apartments


Work to complete the final phase of a luxury residential development at KingstonUpon-Thames has included the use of versatile high performance Multiboards from the range of Marmox Limited. The fit out of the bathrooms within the one, two and three bedroom apartments in this third phase to Berkeley Group’s very popular Queenshurst project has been carried out by specialist sub-contractor, South Eastern Carpentry. Its operatives are making use of 6mm thick 1250 x 600mm Multiboards as a robust and moisture-proof tile backer as they complete the bathroom interiors. The Site Manager for South Eastern Carpentry, Kevin Cave, commented: “As a specialist joinery company we carry out most of our work inside the M25, tackling commercial and new build projects, as well as a few schools and hospitals. Our company has come to appreciate the benefits of using Marmox Multiboard over a number of past contracts. Here on the Queenshurst building, which is high specification residential, we are fitting the vanity units as well as bath panels and the Multiboard has been brilliant. I enquiry 142

Fibo UK, which is experiencing strong growth with builders’ merchants nationally. Currently supplying wall panels to over 70,000 bathrooms a year across more than 10 European countries, the expansion of the Lyngdal factory, in South Norway, boosts Fibo’s capacity from 2.5 million m² to 8 million m² per year. The new Norwegian facilities will have a positive environmental impact too with a 50% reduction in energy cost per m² from 2.5 kWh/m² to 1.1 kWh/m². Developed in Norway in 1952 and available in the UK since 1981, Fibo’s wall panels are a stylish yet practical way of enhancing walls, from high-end domestic projects and hotels, to leisure centres and social housing. They are perfect for both refurbishment and new construction projects with panels fitted directly to walls, including tiles, or onto stud partitioning. Fibo’s unique Aqualock system means that the wall panels are quick and easy to install – up to five times faster than tiles. The simple tongue-andgroove system means that contractors don’t need to sub-contract the job to tilers, saving further time and money.

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Saniflo launches Kinerock shower tray with patented mineral material Saniflo – the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of macerators, pumps and shower cubicles – has added a new

contemporary shower tray featuring its patented mineral material, the Kinerock, to its portfolio of bathroom products. The Kinerock is no ordinary shower tray. Not only is it made from an extremely durable and versatile patented mineral material, it can be easily cut to measure to fit into any shower area. Available in a variety of standard and large sizes and colours to suit most tastes and requirements, the anti-slip surface reduces the risk of falling in the shower. Kinerock is made from a mineral filler and acrylic resin. This means it is light and easy to cut to ensure a perfect fit. The gelcoat surface ensures it is durable and highly resistant to scratches and damage. I enquiry 144

Battle of the surfaces: laminate vs quartz

Over the last year, there has been an increase in the number of consumers upgrading from laminate to quartz surfaces, a trend predicted to continue. Though many installers still prefer the benefits of laminate, such as its lightweight properties and affordability, quartz’s durability and aesthetic advantages are of increasing interest to consumers and installers alike. But what if you didn’t have to choose between the two?! Maxtop Quartz provides a solution with a surface that combines the beauty of quartz with engineered enhancements. Delivering a flexible, lightweight worktop that’s just as strong and significantly easier to install, with the advantage of a deeper 40mm profile - a depth that is impractical with conventional fabrication. Maxtop Quartz has the combined advantages of both laminate and quartz, offering an affordable surface, at £220 per square metre, that is flexible and just as durable as standard quartz, thanks to its patented interior structure - a honeycomb core made of polypropylene. Stephen Moss, managing director of Maxtop Quartz Ltd, said “It’s become commonplace for installers to have to choose between affordability and quality when it comes to kitchen surfaces and we’re here to provide a solution to that. I enquiry 145

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Commitment to help save lives gains award recognition

Dunlop hires new Product Support Technician Dunlop have appointed a new Product Support Technician for East Anglia, London and the South East. Ipswich-based Carl Cox will support builders’ merchants, decorating supply centres and tradespeople with technical, sales and training enquiries for the Dunlop and Dunlop Pro Décor brands in the region. Carl joins Dunlop from Ceramic Tiles Limited where he worked as a site manager of the company’s flagship showroom and Trade Centre in Ipswich working with tradesmen on all aspects of tiles and tiling.

Lanes Group plc has been shortlisted for the UK Heart Safe Awards in recognition of its commitment to fund the installation of defibrillators in its workplaces and schools. The UK's largest independent drainage specialist has been shortlisted in the construction company category of the annual awards, organised by the Hand on Heart charity, and now in their 6th year. Under its Saving Lives is Close to Our Heart programme, Lanes is funding automated external defibrillators (AED), and life-saving training, for its offices and depots across the UK, and for nearby schools.

Breathing easier with Smart Technology The revolution in indoor climate control and security spearheaded by smart technologies is the subject of a UK Construction Week seminar being given by GEZE UK’s head of window technology. Spencer Allen for will share the spotlight with the likes of architect and television presenter George Clarke and representatives of the BRE, Carbon Trust and Sunday Times, during the showcase event, staged at the NEC Birmingham, 10 – 12 October. He will explore the concept of smart natural air ventilation, how it works, outline its benefits and examine the findings of recent studies on its effects on workplace productivity and reducing ‘sick building syndrome’.

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VEKA teams up with Burnley FC

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Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) continues to invest in its team with the promotion of Martin Wood to National Key Account Manager, Sophia Jelaca to Area Sales Manager for the central region, and the appointment of Ben Harmar as Area Sales Manager for the South East, South and East London. Martin joined AWMS seven years ago as Area Sales Manager for the central region. His professional and reliable approach led to building strong relationships with customers. In his new role, Martin will look to expand and work closely with AWMS’ current ‘supply and fit’ contractor network. He will also work more closely with main contractors to secure work and increase sales through the supply and fit customers. Replacing Martin is Sophia, who joined AWMS in 2016 as Account Development Manager for its Skyline and Rainwater brands. Sophia’s quick progression to Area Sales Manager is reflected in her clear

understanding of AWMS’ business. In her new role Sophia will work closely with Skyline and Rainwater customers, and with the Account Development Managers in the team. Ben Harmar joins as Area Sales Manager for Alumasc Rainwater and Skyline. Previously Regional Sales Manager for Professional Building Supplies Ltd, Ben was familiar with AWMS and recommended its products over others because of the recognised level of service and quality. Ben says: “I’m excited to be able to champion Alumasc’s range and be part of a fantastic team that’s focussed on providing customers with a premium product and premium service”.

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A north west structural engineering practice has marked the recent International Women In Engineering Day with the appointment of another female engineer. Over recent years, Marple Bridge based Rhodes & Partners has supported the day, which this year coincided with its appointment of Daria Lachowicz-Bierc as its new 2-D CAD Technician. “The International Women In Engineering Day focuses on the many different careers in engineering which are open to women, and it celebrates the achievements which women are making in engineering roles,” explains Rhodes and Partners’ Financial Director, Penny Ribbeck.

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Imperial Bricks partners with Bebbington to offer brick tinting Imperial Bricks has partnered with Bebbington to sell its masonry colour correction products and offer an on-site brick tinting service. The complementary product will be sold in builders’ merchants nationwide, as well as directly from Imperial Bricks’ Shropshire depot. Bebbington, established in 1968, is a 3rd generation masonry colour correction expert, offering a remedial solution for the brick industry. A combination of colourfast inorganic metallic oxides is blended with either potassium silicate or vinyl acetate to form colours designed for weathering, colour correction or, in bespoke applications, lightening of brickwork. Bebbington tinting is a permanent solution that does not seal the face of the brickwork, crucial in avoiding frost damage. The products have been used to correct brickwork on numerous television shows, including DIY SOS and Grand Designs. I enquiry 149

Organowood® 03 Cleaner: A Natural water based wood cleaner OrganoWood 03 Cleaner is the organic water-based cleaner for exterior wood that completes the series of natural wood protection products by OrganoWood. Containing a special formulation of natural components, the product not only maintains the wood’s durability but actually increase’s its protection level. The OrganoWood treatment system ensures that exterior wood will repel water and dirt from penetrating the surface. However, if the wood is not cleaned and maintained, the dirt and grime can remain on the surface. By applying OrganoWood 03 Cleaner, all dirt or water residue is removed and an additional layer of protection is applied, as the product penetrates deep into the wood’s core and strengthens it from within. I enquiry 153

SPSenvirowall makes first cladding division appointment As part of its major expansion into the cladding market, leading external wall insulation and render provider SPSenvirowall has appointed a new Technical Specifications Manager to drive forward its new rainscreen cladding division. Gavin Ross is tasked with heading up the new division and introducing its innovative A1 non-combustible and bomb blast-rated cladding systems to the UK for the first time SPSenvirowall announced its exclusive UK partnership with specialist cladding manufacturer Dynamic Cladding last month. Gavin, who was Specification Manager for the London Olympics 2012 and joins the

team from a leading cladding manufacturer, said: “A major part of my role with SPSenvirowall is to work alongside architects, contractors and installers, supporting them with the right specification, technical detailing and cladding products for their projects, assisting the process from project conception to on site completion. I enquiry 155

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