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Choose an Integrated Reception System from Sky

give your tenants more TV choice If you’re looking for an easy way to give your tenants the digital TV they’re after, take a look at our Integrated Reception System. It’s a platform neutral Communal TV Solution which means your tenants can choose who provides their TV entertainment. So you’ll be giving them the widest TV choice possible.

There were absolutely no glitches. The tenants are thrilled too, because they’ve got such a reliable system, excellent reception and complete freedom over their choice of TV supplier. Graham Kerridge, Electrical Surveyor for Leeds Council, on the Sky IRS fitted at Denbigh Court

Why choose our IRS?

Why choose Sky?

Platform neutral solution Tenants choose their TV provider – Sky, Freeview, Freesat or even Arabsat and Turksat Discreet installation – no individual minidishes, no messy wiring Easy connection – tenants can go digital straight away System supports the latest technology – like HD and 3D

Get your own Account Manager to give on-hand support from start to finish More than 10 years’ experience in fitting Communal TV Solutions in blocks We can work with you on a consultative basis or project manage the entire installation Our installers’ local knowledge is second to none Quality engineering delivered by expert installers

More help from us means less hassle for you With more than 10 years’ experience under their belts, our expert installers will make the whole process easy, however many blocks you have and whatever their size or style.

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IRS: For more information on Sky’s IRS communal system please visit Sky TV: Sky box and Sky TV subscription required for Sky digital programming. Two satellite feeds required for full Sky± functionality. Sky World HD subscription required for 3D TV. Sky World HD means Entertainment Extra Pack, Sky Sports Pack, Sky Movies Pack and the HD Pack (£65.75 per month (pm). HD channels (£10.25 pm) received depend on your Sky TV package. General: Sky box must be connected to a fixed telephone line for 12 months. Minimum Sky TV, Sky±, Sky±HD and Sky Multiroom subscriptions are 12 months. Further terms apply. Calls cost up to 5.1p per minute and up to 13.1p connection fee for BT customers. Calls from other providers may vary. Information only applies to residential customers in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. To get Freeview or Freesat you will need to pay a one-off subscription cost. Please visit for more information. Correct at 17 July 2012.

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External Works & Drainage Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Doors & Windows Heating, Plumbing & Ventilation Refurbishment & New Build Floors Walls & Ceilings Kitchens & Bathrooms Product & Business News

FRONT COVER: CROWN TRADE Crown Trade Timonox has been protecting buildings and their occupants for almost 40 years. Proven to slow down the spread of flames, Timonox buys precious time to protect life and property. Tried and trusted, Crown Trade Timonox coatings give surfaces a Class 0 fire rating, helping property owners and managers to meet their Duty of Care requirements to

minimise risk in the event of a fire. Visit one of our CPD approved Timonox Roadshow Seminars. Call 0845 034 1464 to find out when we are in your area.Crown Trade Timonox has been protecting Enquiry No.800.

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Millboard - Composite decking, anti slip decking and non slip decking Millboard Decking is an all new wood-free decking that captures the charm of real wood but eliminate many of its shortcomings for outdoor environments. Anti-slip lastane composite material - exceeds requirements and is virtually ‘lifetime’ maintenance free and does not host algae growth. • • • • • • •

User-friendly - non abrasive anti-slip Easy to install - no pre-drilling or clips Fully weather stable and UV resilient Ecologically friendly - uses eco-friendly materials Wide choice of finishes Perfect for public areas, leisure, commercial and domestic use Slip resistance test in accordance with BS79.76 Millboard decking is rot, easy to fit...lay it and leave it! classified as ‘Excellent’ anti-slip. • Eco-Friendly made in the UK

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Floors, Walls & Ceilings




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For more information call Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd. on 01993 704981 Enquiry No. 204

Howe Green access covers keep The Tramshed on track Howe Green’s access covers were chosen for The Tramshed EC2, the latest Mark Hix venture, offering diners a simple but ultimately trendy steak and chicken experience in an impressive postindustrial space. Interiors specialists, Tekne Shopfitting Limited carried out the refurbishment of the Grade II listed building, once home to electricity generators powering local trams at the turn-of-the-century. Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, the striking scheme respects the heritage of the towering building and introduces contemporary materials within an Edwardian glazed brick interior, which was painstakingly preserved. Tekne’s remit also included creating a glazed ceiling for additional soundproofing and a bespoke steel framework for the elevated Damien Hirst cow and cockerel in formaldehyde, which takes centre stage in the 180-cover restaurant.

Art Work: Damien Hirst and Photography: Jason Lowe Photography

Howe Green’s 5000 Series aluminium access covers provide a reliable route to the essential underfloor building services in the Tramshed’s smart public washrooms and busy kitchens. To ensure an excellent aesthetic finish, Tekne fitted four covers and inlaid each frame with a resin flooring to match the surrounding area. Double-sealed for use over foul drainage, with a third seal fitted to help prevent dirt ingress between the cover and frame, Howe Green’s access covers were the ideal solution in areas where easy maintenance is essential and optimum hygiene paramount. Made to order with no price premium to pay or additional lead times required, the covers are industry proven to withstand heavy foot traffic and sit flush with the surrounding floor, posing no trip hazard to staff or diners. For further information on the company’s range of products, visit Enquiry No. 205

Jaymart - Plaza Plaza Safe-T-Decor, Safe-T-Floor and Safe T-Wood are high performance, low maintenance vinyl floorings with traditional, modern or hi-tech finishes to suit almost any situation. Plaza Safe-T-Decor has a very high anti-slip rating (R12) and is Polyurethane reinforced for strength, making it ideally suited to heavy traffic areas. Plaza Safe-T-Floor is a contemporary range of heavy duty, slip-resistant (R10), vinyl flooring designed for use in typically wet areas, such as hospitals and commercial kitchens, and that consequently performs superbly well on buses, coaches and trains. Plaza Safe-T-Wood is a new and exclusive range of tough vinyl sheet flooring with an exceptionally realistic wood effect. As well as being polyurethane reinforced for strength to cope with all but the heaviest of traffic, the PLAZA range is also IMO tested for maritime usage. So, for hard-wearing, low-maintenance, anti-slip flooring, call Jaymart on

01373 864926 or visit Enquiry No. 206

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Turn down the volume with Forbo’s new Sarlon



Sarlon Wood XL, bigger ‘plank’ sizes suit large open spaces

Forbo’s new best in class Sarlon acoustic vinyl flooring collection offers an unprecedented combination of high quality sound reduction and sophisticated design choice. Sarlon Topography, creating a statement wherever it is installed

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the classroom , a favourite in Sarlon Canyon Available in fresh and inspiring colourways and designs with an impact sound reduction of 15, 17 and 19dB, Sarlon presents the ideal flooring solution for schools, colleges, offices, hospitals, care homes and other environments where noise pollution can be a serious issue.

Central to the collection is Sarlon Canyon, with its subtle tonal pattern and wide palette of bright colours. Delivering 15dB impact sound reduction, the best indentation resistance (0.07mm) in the collection, and a slip resistance rating of R10, this is a versatile option with particular appeal in the education sector. The muted tones, colour ranges and understated patterns of Sarlon Pepper and Sarlon Linen are particularly suitable for commercial interiors where they can be combined effectively with Forbo’s carpet tiles. For modern minimalist spaces where clean lines are demanded, Sarlon Concrete and Sarlon Crystal, with its subtle metallic fleck, are stylish choices Sarlon wood (17dB), comprising several traditional and contemporary styles, delivers a warm and inviting ambience and offers a practical cost-effective alternative to timber flooring. The bigger plank designs in Sarlon Wood XL range are perfect for larger open spaces and also offer superior impact sound reduction of 19dB. Tapping into the popular ‘colour blocking’ trend, the vivid solid colours of Sarlon Uni and its distinctive spotted counterpart, Sarlon Code Zero, can create a sense of fun and make an impact, used alone or in combination. Sarlon Topography offers another unique way to make a statement. Used alone, or alongside the true solid shades of black or white from the Sarlon Uni range, this striking organic design based on land contours will create the wow factor wherever it is installed. Julie Dempster, Marketing Manager for Forbo Flooring Systems, commented: “The Sarlon collection delivers high levels of acoustic performance without compromising on aesthetics – and has also been developed with Forbo’s environmental principles firmly in mind, using green energy and modern production technology. Forbo is a also founder member of Vinyl

2010, now Vinyl Plus, a voluntary organisation whose goal is to increase PVC recycling in Europe. With this in mind, Sarlon is rated BREEAM A for commercial and domestic applications and A+ for use in education, health and fashion retail.” Other acoustic products in Forbo’s portfolio include Eternal Decibel, Marmoleum Decibel, Acoustic Underlay, and textile solutions including Flotex flocked flooring and Westbond and Tessera carpet tiles. For info please call 0844 822 3928, email or visit Enquiry No.207.

CPD OFFERED Forbo has updated its RIBA certified CPD seminar entitled “Turn Down The Volume: A guide to specifying acoustic floor coverings”.

The seminar examines the impact of noise pollution in working, living and learning environments and explores the vital role that acoustic flooring – resilient and textile - can play in sound reduction and the creation of more comfortable, harmonious and healthy interiors. For further information please contact Fiona Lister, email, tel 01592 647 209 or visit Enquiry No.270.

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Beautifully crafted doorsets and panels For over 170 years, Graefe’s craftsmen have been creating stunning interior features using the finest quality materials and finishes. Call for a free brochure and sample service with expert expert advice. advice. Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel

01844 219609 Enquiry No. 208

Enquiry No. 209

Vicaima Oak Doors for Maple Quays The redevelopment of Canada Water, the historical quayside area of the Rotherhithe Peninsula, is one of London’s largest and most exciting regeneration schemes. Maple Quays, the residential component of this massive redevelopment, is being completed by Barratt Homes over several phases. Fairmont House and Vancouver House formed the third phase and delivered 385 new homes providing 113 affordable and 272 private homes. They comprise a series of perimeter blocks ranging in height from five to eight storeys, secure landscaped courtyards, roof terraces and balconies as well as new public open spaces. Barratt Homes chose Vicaima’s Dekordor Oak together with white grooved doors to complement the contemporary, high spec finish that characterises the entire Maple Quays development. Combining an ideal blend of style, consistency and durability demanded by this scale of development, 3,500 Vicaima Dekordor entrance and internal doors were supplied for Fairmont and Vancouver House, with FD60 and FD30 ratings. Vicaima’s Dekordor range is an original alternative to moulded skin doors, using a foil finish. In addition to Oak and White, finish effects include Ash, Beech and Walnut, as well as cross-directional Oak. Doors can be supplied flush or with grooved options to create a distinctive appearance. Entrance doors from Vicaima are also available with fire rating, acoustic, access and security specifications. Tel: 01793 532333

Web: Enquiry No. 210

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New Product Launch: Comar 7Pi Folding Sliding Door Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems are delighted to announce the launch of their thermally broken Comar 7P.i Folding Sliding Door system (FSD). Smooth operation and solutions to meet the design brief, the aluminium Comar 7P.i FSD system offers a myriad of possibilities for commercial or residential projects. Comar 7P.i FSD provides a versatile moveable wall that allows space and light into any project, up to 8 doors sliding in either direction. Unique adjustable features mean this system ensures minimal call backs and continual smooth operation. For further information, contact the Marketing Department at: Tel: 0208 685 9685.

Enquiry No.211

Enquiry No. 212

30,000 Children trap and seriously injure their fingers in doors every year and more than 1500 of these children will need surgery, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA). Leaderflush Shapland, the UK’s leading bespoke performance doorset manufacturer, offers Sentinel – the innovative hand and finger protection doorset specifically designed to help guard against hand and finger injury. Sentinel is ideal for all educational environments, nurseries, schools, colleges and universities. For more information visit our website

Enquiry No. 213

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Stovax and Gazco fires Maximum impact, minimum installation Tel: 0844 4141 322 t t Stovax Riva Studio 500 Woodburning Cassette The highly efficient woodburning Riva Studio 500 cassette has been thoughtfully designed to fit into a standard 22” British fireplace opening allowing for a quicker, easier and more cost effective installation option for many homeowners. Suitable for use in smoke control areas, this built into the wall fire maximises on space by offering a flush finish that can then be styled with one of a wide choice of frames or enjoyed with a contemporary ‘frameless’ look; either way, the Riva Studio 500 offers up to 5kW of ambient heat and extensive views of the flames. RRP from £1,495.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Gazco’s Hang on the Wall Electric Fires

Gazco’s Cavity Wall Fire

Adding instant presence and vertical definition to a room, the Studio Electric 22 is a hang on the wall fire that can be installed, quickly and easily without any building work at all. The portrait dimensions ensure its suitability to a variety of rooms and are perfect for smaller spaces such as hallways. Highly convenient, the heat output of up to 0.90kW can be enjoyed instantly at the switch of a button and is complemented by the alluring flame effect and optional white stone fuel bed. Electric fires: RRP from £669.00 (inclusive of VAT)

With a firebox depth of just 155mm, the Studio 1 Slimline allows for the aesthetics of our highly desirable and efficient range of contemporary, landscape gas fires to be installed into a wider variety of homes by simply recessing into the internal leaf of a cavity wall. Available with many styling options including a choice of linings, frames and fuel effects, the scope for personalisation is extensive. Despite its slimmer proportions, the Slimline emits up to 4.25kW of heat, conveniently controlled via a Thermostatic remote. RRP from £1,595.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Stovax Stockton Milner With the heat diffusing properties and quality design features that you’d expect from a Stovax stove, the woodburning and multi-fuel Milner is an easy fit option for homeowners looking for a traditional solid fuel appliance for a 16”-18” wide and 20” – 22” high fireplace opening. As there is no need to remove the Milner brick, building work and any associated installation costs are kept to a minimum: the stove can simply be sealed and secured into an existing chimney. The Milner is available in a choice of four colours. RRP from £1,035.00 (inclusive of VAT)

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– Exceptional Wood Burning Stoves

With gas and oil prices rocketing, Charnwood wood-burning stoves are leading the charge against escalating bills and rising fuel emissions. Not only can they yield up to 30% savings on costs but can give your home a lower SAP rating, burn renewable fuel and are CO2 neutral. Charnwood stoves are British made and fully tested to conform to EN13240. There are models to suit virtually every home heating requirement; from pure room heating to full central heating boiler models (Cove 2b pictured). The range now includes models that are approved for use in smoke control areas – meaning you can legally and safely burn logs in towns and cities throughout the UK. With over 30 years of stove building Charnwood has established itself as a firm favourite among those with a money-saving mind and environmental conscience. Over 200 stockists throughout the UK and Ireland

BROCHURE LINE: 01983 537780 WWW.CHARNWOOD.COM Enquiry No.217

JIS Europe - Curved Camber Towel Rail JIS EUROPE of Haywards Heath has introduced a heated towel rail to its Sussex range named The Camber. The towel rail is manufactured with a gently curved front and in an elegant round section shape with twelve horizontal rails giving an appearance of refined luxury with ample choice for towel hanging. The Camber is supplied in three sizes all 700mm high with widths of 400mm, 520mm and 620mm. It can be used in dual fuel formats or electric, which will allow the rail to be heated when the central heating is turned off. The Camber towel rail is manufactured in 100% stainless steel, with satin finish available to order, making this radiator durable and hygienic and it is covered by a 25year guarantee. JIS EUROPE LTD TEL: 01444 831200 EMAIL: Web: Enquiry No. 218

Enquiry No. 219

Heating, Plumbing & Ventilation


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Refurbishment & New Build

Basement Waterproofing Design

Safeguard Europe Ltd Basement waterproofing specifications from Safeguard Europe Ltd for newbuild and refurbishment projects. Using Vandex cementitious waterproofing products and Oldroyd cavity drainage membranes the specifier can choose a system which precisely meets the requirements of their design criteria. Internal, external and piled wall solutions are available. Safeguard provide technical advice as well as CAD drawings, NBS clauses and datasheets. Basement waterproofing CPD seminars are offered free-of-charge to architects and specifiers. Contact Safeguard for more information by telephone or email, or visit the dedicated basement waterproofing website at

Tel: 01403 210204 Email: Web: Enquiry No. 220



• Slip resistant inserts for stairs and floors • Available in DDA compliant 55mm widths • Available ex-stock for use in concrete, terrazzo, tilec floors, timber • Suitable steps and decking For more information go to

MAGMA Safety Products Ltd Unit1, Sawston Park, London Road, Pampisford, Cambridge CB22 3EE

Tel: +44 (0)1223 836643 Fax:+44 (0)1223 834648 Enquiry No. 221

Crown Trade Clean Extreme prescribed for Salford Primary Care Trust Unit Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has been applied across a Primary Care Trust Unit, located in the heart of Salford, Greater Manchester. Almost 900 litres of paint have been applied across the new unit by Prestwich-based C&D Painting & Decorating Contractors, who worked on site under a nine week programme of works. Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt was used throughout the building and the paint was supplied by Manchester Crown Decorating Centre. Colin Hill, owner of C&D Painting & Decorating Contractors, said: “The building has been carefully designed and built to create a sealed environment, capable of supporting infection control and achieving stringent hygiene performance. “The specification of Crown Trade Clean Extreme has supported that design. “The end result looks clean and crisp, with two shades of off white applied. These were colour matched to work in with the entire design of the building, blending in well with the floors and doors, and the end result looks superb.” Crown Trade Brand Manager Debbie Orr, said: “This major project showcases Crown Trade’s strength in providing the right paint for the job in healthcare environments, and in particular the value of our Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt. “In tests the system has achieved a Class 1 ‘scrub’ rating when tested according to ISO 11998. Less than 5 microns of film thickness were lost after painted panels were subjected to 200 cycles on a scrub test machine, which represents a 400 per cent increase in resistance to wet scrubbing compared to conventional vinyl matt.”

Web: Enquiry No. 222

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country hardwood Specialist manufacturers of bespoke hardwood bi-fold doors, windows, conservatories & orangeries

Hardwood Roof Lanterns The finest range of hand made bespoke hardwood roof lanterns

• Solid hardwood bespoke roof lanterns manufactured in any shape or size • • Ornate detailed roof timbers • Full factory finish in any stain or colour available • • Competitive prices for any size or shape • Installation service available on request • • Full aluminium capping system for maintenance free exterior •

Sadolin Plays It Cool With Third Phase Of Colour Transformation Another stage of an award-winning project involving the colourful use of Sadolin Superdec in the seaside town of Bournemouth has been unveiled. Crown Paints’ Colour Service has transformed 30 beach huts in the Durley Chine area west of Bournemouth Pier, with ‘Ice Cream’ a nostalgic scheme capturing all the flavour of the seaside. ‘Ice Cream’ represents the third phase of a colourful transformation of the Bournemouth beach front. The project began in 2010 with the colour scheme ‘Sunrise to Sunset’ where inspirational shades capturing the essence of the colour spectrum from dawn to dusk were applied to 75 traditionally styled, new wooden beach huts in the East Cliff area. This scheme went on to achieve global recognition, receiving a commendation in the World Architecture News (WAN) Colour in Architecture awards. One year later, 45 beach huts at the Alum Chine area of the resort were transformed with a pastel colour scheme, entitled ‘Nudes’. On all three occasions, Bournemouth Borough Council has used the expertise of the Crown Paints’ expert Colour Service and specification team in the

town’s quest to help create the most photographed, quintessential beach huts in the UK. Crown Paints’ Colour Service consultant Jemma Saunders - who works across Crown Paints’ brands including Crown Trade and Sandtex Trade, as well as Sadolin - has worked on each project. Talking about the latest colour scheme, Jemma said: “Ice Cream is fun and colourful and reflective of the beach culture, a happy bright palette with vibrant hues, it pays homage to a classic sea side treat.” “The beach landscape was the inspiration for this and the other two schemes, taking elements from anything such as a winter sun setting on the sea to crushed shells on the beach.” The inspired use of colour at the beach huts has been warmly received by locals and tourists. The area has already becoming firmly recognised as a magnet for colour, with film crews and artists seeking out the location as a stunning backdrop to fire the imagination helping to set the town firmly on the map as the nation’s recognised centre for colourful, iconic beach huts. Enquiry No.224 .

Professional portfolio

from Kidde • Contemporary and traditional designs with details available • • Manufactured in Sapele, Idigbo or Oak • Easy fit system as standard no carpentry skills or specialist tools needed for installation • • Full range of glass coatings available (28mm units used)

email: Unit 2, Shucklow Business Park, Shucklow Hill, Little Horwood MK17 0PY Enquiry No.226 .

Kidde Fyrnetics - the world leader, manufacturing over 30 million smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms every year – has launched its new professional portfolio brochure of hardwired smoke, heat and CO alarms and 10-year guaranteed sealed-in battery products.

Kidde’s acquisition of Firex created a new force in smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms. Now, the Firex cableharness range is available alongside the Kidde Slick® fast-fit smoke and heat alarm range, featuring wireless interconnect capability. All Kidde products are BS Kitemarked to demonstrate consistent quality. Slick® is the only range of fast-fit rechargeable smoke and heat alarms guaranteed for 10 years. The range now includes a Wireless Alarm Base accessory enabling Slick® smoke or heat alarms to be interconnected wirelessly where required. This facility is ideal in existing buildings to avoid disruptive cabling, with each alarm powered from an adjacent lighting circuit. It is also particularly useful for extending an existing Kidde Fyrnetics hard-wired interconnect installation. This facility can also be used with the Remote Test & Hush switch which is particularly useful for elderly or disabled people, or where alarms are fitted on high ceilings.

For many years, Firex has proved to be a popular range of cost-effective smoke and heat alarms in the UK, particularly with its 6-year guarantee. Its acquisition by Kidde gave the added benefits brought by the world’s largest manufacturer. The new-look, 2012 Firex range offers a choice of sealed-in rechargeable (three Panasonic lithium cells) or loose battery backup products. All Firex models have cable harness type connection, are interconnectable up to 24 units, supplied with base-plate and feature a single ‘Hush’ and ‘Test’ button. Accessories include a wired, remote Test and Hush unit, surface pattress and relay pattress for operating remote devices. The new brochure is available via Enquiry No.225 .

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Permaban challenges armoured joint assumptions with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;surprisingly strongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BetaPlusâ&#x201E;˘ A new product used in concrete floor construction is proving how scientific principles can challenge conventional product design. BetaPlus, from leading armoured joint manufacturer Permaban, has been designed with strength in mind, specifically for heavy-duty applications where traffic across the floor is heavier and more frequent. Yet its engineering-led design looks significantly different from traditionalstyle armoured joints â&#x20AC;&#x201C; prompting the company to promote the product as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;surprisingly strongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Understanding the properties of steel has been key to the development of BetaPlus. Traditional armoured joints incorporate thick steel top strips, which

BAL adhesives used in award-winning museum The world-famous Beamish Museum in County Durham now offers visitors a taste of the past from a coal-fired fishand-chip shop. The latest addition to the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pit Village is Davyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fried Fish Shop, which was tiled with the help of BAL adhesives and grouts. The tiling work was short-listed in two categories of The Tile Association Awards 2012. The tiling was carried out by John Foley and Son (Tilers) Ltd., based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, using BAL Stone and Tile PTB and BAL Single Part Flexible with BAL Superflex grout. As one of the most respected

independently owned contractors in the North East, Foley has more than five decadesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience of tiling everything from a domestic bathroom to a shopping arcade. BAL Enquiry No.400 .

An education on acoustics

Photo Credit: Architype Ltd/Leigh Simpson

Troldtekt acoustic ceiling tiles have been specified by Architype architects for Oakmeadow School, Wolverhampton, one of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Passivhaus primary schools. A major contribution to the comfort of pupils and staff is the use of Troldtekt ceiling tiles in the classrooms and sports hall. The tiles not only offer high performance sound absorption in the study areas which need to be quiet, calm and healthy but also in the play areas which are traditionally very noisy. Danish manufactured Troldtekt tiles are made from 100% natural wood fibres mixed with cement. Their benefits are high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability. TROLDTEKT Enquiry No.401 .

Altro shows art of bespoke design at new Jerwood Gallery

literally â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;armourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the concrete â&#x20AC;&#x201C; assumed for many years to be the best way to protect exposed construction joint arrises. However, because steel doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t absorb energy, the thickness of the steel is largely immaterial in terms of countering impact forces, and serves only to prevent the steel deforming under the repeated impact of materials handling vehicles. BetaPlus uses much thinner steel, which envelops the arris completely. A solid triangular reinforcing section provides support beneath the top corners, which ensures the top edges hold their shape under impact. Thanks to this clever design BetaPlus uses less steel, yet protects the floor just as well as a traditional-style heavy-duty armoured joint. Other BetaPlus features help ensure a superior and trouble-free installation for flooring contractors. Continuous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;gridcutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concrete ties along the length of the joint ensure it is anchored securely into the concrete. Traditional joints use intermittent studs to anchor the joint, but these can result in portions of the joint becoming unstable during installation if it is cut at certain points (known in the industry as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;flying endsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;). This can cause time-consuming remedial work for the contractor; but with BetaPlus the problem is eliminated. Web: Enquiry No.231.

of flooring colours for the galleries in the new build and carried out extensive research to find exactly what they were looking for. Director Hana Loftus explained: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted a terrazzo style floor that had a texture to it, a slight warmth and movement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something with a bit of life and we wanted completely new, bespoke colours to be created specially for this project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked closely with Altro contractor Surtech Flooring who recommended Altro Terrazzolite EP resin flooring as the basis for the bespoke mix. Over several months we developed hand-made samples using different coloured marble chips in our own workshop that Surtech then worked hard to match. We eventually decided on a pale pink for the galleries and foyers, and a darker pink for the toilets and cafĂŠ, which are lovely warm shades.â&#x20AC;? Altro Terrazzolite EP is a decorative fourpart solvent-free epoxy resin system, and has been hailed as a revolution in resin flooring. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lightweight, seamless, sophisticated marble-look resin that delivers a touch of class to public and communal areas. It uses naturallycoloured marble chips bound together with a coloured epoxy resin and is then ground and polished. It has a nominal thickness of 6mm and uses matching sections of perimeter skirting which are pre-formed off-site. Web:

Bespoke Altro resin floors have been developed to complement the innovative design of the new Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. The building is a subtly faceted form clad in hand-glazed ceramic tiles, enclosing carefully calibrated internal spaces drawing in the views from the spectacular location and encouraging a sense of exploration and surprise. The gallery opened in March 2012 and recently won a Public and Community Award from the Sussex Heritage Trust. Jerwood Gallery architect HAT Projects wanted to create a completely new range Enquiry No.232 .

Yeoman Shield set to brighten up interiors Always as he forefront of new ideas and design, Yeoman Shield, one of the UK’s market leaders in wall and door protection, has launched a new range of

Protection Rails, Handrails & Corner Protectors which come with a 20mm wide contrasting coloured strip. Offered in 34 colours, the contra strip can also be used as a directional guide to departments such as X-ray, colour coding areas and flagging up hazardous corners. The contra strip can also be manufactured in specific corporate colours to enhance and compliment company branding within a building. YEOMAN SHIELD Enquiry No.402.

conditions. Plastex Chex is a solid mat with a checker plate surface laid in an interlocking jigsaw design. It is specially suitable as a hard wearing and slip resistant floorcovering in finishing/assembly areas, laboratories, machine worktops and workstations. PLASTIC EXTRUDERS LTD Enquiry No.403.


Altro UnityTM 25 combines durability with pur technology for the best of both worlds

Interlocking 100% recycled PVC tiles for large areas Plastex Lok and Plastex Chex are two new PVC tiles introduced by Plastic Extruders Ltd to extend their range of multi-purpose floor coverings. Manufactured in the UK from 100% REACH compliant recycled PVC, they are used for permanent or temporary flooring over large areas, offering value for money and long life cycle performance. Plastex Lok is a hard wearing 16mm high interlocking tile system. The open grid construction makes it particularly suitable for workplaces and areas subject to heavy spillage and slippery

Floors, Walls & Ceilings

Altro has announced the launch of Altro Unity 25 - a new generation, heavy duty 2.5mm safety floor with a fresh palette and all the benefits of Altro Easyclean Maxis PURTM Technology. Available in 18 plain chipped modern colours, Altro Unity 25 is ideal for front of house locations that need to look good and work hard. With aluminium trioxide and coloured quartz, Altro Unity 25 offers long lasting slip resistance, and at 2.5mm thick, it’s durable and

hard wearing enough to be used in areas of high foot traffic with constant dirt. Altro Unity 25 is the ideal choice for areas such as exhibitions, football stadia, supermarkets and retail where flooring needs to stay look attractive. Altro Unity 25 is the latest addition to Altro’s Xtreme Heavy Duty range of flooring. 2,5mm safety flooring is significantly more robust than 2mm. Where the situation calls for extra resilience and resistance to mechanical or physical damage that will last 15 to 20 years, 2.5mm safety flooring is the answer. Altro Unity 25 combines this durability with enhanced aesthetics and unrivalled PUR technology that can reduce cleaning and maintenance costs throughout the product’s life by upto 60%. Altro Unity 25 offers enhanced chemical resistance and a bacteriostat for MRSA resistance, reducing the risk of infection in healthcare environments, it also copes well with moisture and temperature extremes making it perfect for public walkways that needs to work hard under a variety of conditions. Web: Enquiry No.233.


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Enquiry No.234 .

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Kitchens & Bathrooms

Create the kitchen of your dreams with Axiom® by Formica Group Inspired by European residential trends, Formica Group has launched its stylish new Axiom® worktop range.

With home entertaining becoming popular again, the kitchen has returned as a hub of activity and a central part of the household, and the design of this space is becoming increasingly important. As the kitchen develops into a much more social space, the high-tech professional kitchen of yesterday is replaced with a cosier, vintage or new country look and feel that can be achieved with worktops from the Axiom worktop range. Textures, the third dimension Surface texture is a key consideration when designing the kitchen of your dreams. For example, a textured surface brings an additional design feature to a neutral kitchen and brings the surface to life. New to the Axiom® range is Puregrain, a lightly brushed natural timber finish

New look web site for BEKO To coincide with the launch of its latest TV advert, Beko plc has updated its UK website ( to give consumers an even better experience, featuring easier navigation and an integrated look and feel with the brand’s on-going marketing initiatives. The new look for the website has been designed with both new and existing customers in mind, to ensure that they can quickly navigate to the product information or page they are seeking. The cleaner layout features clear visual clues such as product imagery to guide consumers through the site. In addition to product specifications and information for existing customers, the website will host the brand’s latest news as well as videos of current ad campaigns and advice to help consumers choose their perfect appliance. BEKO PLC Enquiry No.404.

available in four oak designs. Rustic and simple, Puregrain texture fits perfectly in an idyllic country or classic kitchen setting. In response to the market, a lightly chiselled, yet smooth finish, new Scovato, meaning 'to unearth or discover" gives the worktop a sense of dimension. Exclusive to Axiom by Formica Group, Steel Materia with Scovato mimics a distressed metallic finish for that vintage look so sought after today. Scovato on Diamond Black and White shows the subtle highs and lows of this texture, creating beautiful, smooth kitchen surfaces. Black Sequoia and Slate Sequoia from the True Scale range, which captures the beauty of natural materials without the repetition of pattern found in traditional laminate designs, are finished in new Scovato texture for a natural earthy feel. Mix, match and live the dream Combining plain colours, patterns and textures can provide a striking contrast and create a whole new look for your kitchen. With the new Axiom range customers can use a different decor on the breakfast bar to the worktop or complement a traditional design with a splash of bright colour using bold accessories. While the latest Axiom worktop and accessories range offers 24 matching splashbacks there are also 9 complementary splashbacks in high gloss bright colours and metallic effects. Web: Enquiry No.236

STA-TITE® Commercial Fastening System: all toilet seats are NOT created equal! Carrara & Matta®, a brand of Bemis Manufacturing Company®, was a big winner at the 2010 World Cup. Their innovative STA-TITE® Installation System was used on every toilet seat installed in South Africa’s largest Football Stadium, First National Bank Stadium prior to the World Cup… 920 seats! The “win” is the fact that not one of these toilet seats has come loose since the initial installation, more than 1.6 million visitors ago! How is this possible? The STA-TITE system uses engineering science to secure the seat to the toilet. Bemis research has isolated 2 reasons why seats loosen: insufficient clamping force and movement of the mounting bolts. To address these issues, STA-TITE’s mounting bolt has collapsible fins that conform to the mounting hole preventing movement when used. STA-TITE’s combination nut with integral thrust

washer is engineered so the lower nut shears off at the appropriate torque, generating the optimal clamping force. Because the lower nut shears off at the optimal point, the installer cannot under or over-tighten the seat. This prevents loosening of the seat and breaking of the ceramic during the installation process. STA-TITE® reduces costing callbacks for tightening loosing seats, offering a real benefit to managers of hotels, schools, hospitals and other commercial facilities. Web: Tel: 0800 7833687 Enquiry No.235

Keramag Design Launched at Sleep 2012

Twyford Bathrooms triumphed once again at Sleep

Keramag Design made their debut at Sleep 2012. The event saw a UK preview of a new suite from the brand’s first designer collection, Citterio launching in 2013 ( Being shown in the UK for the first time, Keramag Design is a name synonymous with innovation, quality and desirability. The company offers a design-led portfolio of sanitaryware and furniture for the top end of the market, from luxury hotels to high-end commercial properties. Using only top-class materials and state-of-the-art technology, Keramag Design strives to create bathroom collections that not only deliver cutting-edge ideas but also premium quality and timeless design. “Lasting values” are key to the brand, and these values are reflected in all aspects of every bathroom collection from Keramag Design, from style to functionality and comfort of use. KERAMAG DESIGN

Exhibiting for the third time, Twyford Bathrooms returned to Sleep 2012 with the preview of its new technology for 2013, also the company’s first surface material, Varicor. To complement this ground breaking innovation, Twyford also showcased its latest bathroom ranges such as the Rimfree® toilets and Centaurus Odourwise™ Waterless urinals, offering some of the most inspiring ideas and solutions for the contemporary bathroom. At Sleep 2012, Twyford previewed its first solid surface material for the bathroom, Varicor (pictured). A new product category for 2013, as well as being the first of its kind, Varicor has taken Twyford many years of research and development before launching at Sleep. TWYFORD BATHROOMS

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New Prima splashback options combine of-the-moment colours Bushboard’s newly launched Prima range this September includes a major boost to its splashback offer reflecting the growing role of laminate splashbacks in today’s kitchen design. Bushboard has added ten splashback designs to its Prima worksurface range, making a total of 27 splashbacks available overall. Four new plain colours have been added too responding to the trend for heritage colours in kitchen design currently which provide design-led contrast options with worksurfaces. The colours are Olive Green (pictured with the new Ebony woodgrain design), Iris, Graphite and Aquamarine. BUSHBOARD

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The Saniflo Professional Range of macerators and pumps for heavy duty applications

High performance macerating pump discharging waste and water from multiple WCs and other appliances

Macerates and pumps waste water from WCs, urinals and other waste water producing items

Sanicom2 is a lifting pump with 2 x 1500 Watt motors for security of continuity of service

A heavy duty pump for discharge of hot waste water in commercial applications

A commercial pump for discharge of waste water from serveries, bars & canteens

For pumping acidic condensate from condensing boilers

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The UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market leader for over 30 years Saniflo Ltd. Howard House, The Runway, South Ruislip, Middx. HA4 6SE Tel: 020 8842 0033 Fax: 020 8842 1671 e-mail:

Enquiry No.237 .

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A Greater Union Now Has A Commercial Angle

Vital ingredient at Town Hall Hotel

Pegler Yorkshire is introducing a new and improved version of its Union Angle Valve that is used in its Thermostatic Mixing Valves. The growing value these products are now presenting in the UK Health Care and commercial market is supported by the convenience for servicing and maintenance at the point of use. The company is now utilising this knowledge and understanding of market requirements by including an additional feature in its new Prestex TMV Union Angle version. Angle valves allow for the supply of hot and cold water to the

JS Air Curtains has supplied and installed a stylish, electrically heated Zen air curtain at the luxury, boutique Town Hall Hotel in Bethnall Green, London. It provides a vital ingredient in the dining experience of its restaurant’s clientele by keeping draughts out when the door is open and maintaining a comfortable internal atmosphere JS proposed installing a 1.5m air curtain from its Zen designer range because its simple, stylish aesthetics would blend unobtrusively into the restaurant’s interior design. Enquiry No.409 . JS AIR CURTAINS

Prestex TMV and boast standard features such as isolation for water supply, non- return valves for prevention of cross flow, removable filters for protection of the sensitive thermostatic element and test points for use when pressure and temperature measurements are required. PEGLER Enquiry No.408.

Try before you buy with Euroheat

Superior with simple installation & operation Polypipe Ventilation has launched the Silavent Green Line HRX range of Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) appliances, incorporating advanced technology for maximum performance and innovative design for simple installation and operation. Manufactured in the UK, the new 2010 Building Regulations compliant and SAP Q listed appliances recover up to 88% of a home's waste heat. The units work by warming fresh air drawn into the building using the heat from waste stale air extracted from the kitchen and up to seven wet rooms using an efficient counter flow heat exchanger. Building on Polypipe's experience and success in this field, the HRX range features sophisticated technology, generating very low specific fan powers for reduced energy usage whilst at the same time providing exceptionally quiet, reliable operation and delivering a higher SAP rating. POLYPIPE VENTILATION Enquiry No.410.

A heating over-haul carried out by Euroheat approved installers, 4 Wood, has helped a 19th century stone house, set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, to cut its heating bills and manage its estate more effectively. To be certain that their timber was up to the job, Euroheat invited the owners of Hendre Farm, St. Davids, to test the product at its headquarters in Bishops Frome. Following a consultation with the design team at Euroheat, it was decided a HDG 50 boiler would be suitable for the project, replacing the existing oil-fired system which had clocked-up running costs in excess of £4,000 per year. The farm boasts 20 acres of scrub willow that the owners were initially concerned would not be a suitable fuel. However, after a trial run with a HDG 50 boiler at Euroheat’s headquarters, it was proven that the wood worked well. EUROHEAT

1980 was a good year One of the important reasons behind Grundfos’ ongoing success in the circulator market comes down to the brands name for reliability. This has manifested itself in various ways over the years and was once again brought sharply into focus when a customer contacted us recently about a Grundfos Selectric 4 Class F that was installed in his home 32 years ago. The customer, Steve Russell, who lives in North West London recalls “I remember fitting the pump very well, we had just moved into our house and my son – who is now 34 years old – was then 2. I installed the central heating system with the help of my father-in-law. The pump then continued to work flawlessly until a

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Enquiry No.411.

Technical information at specifiers’ fingertips Myson has launched a revised version of one of its most popular brochures, the Technical Guide for its Décor, and made it available to download online at The updated Technical Guide now features the complete range of Myson decorative products, to ensure home owners, specifiers and installers have all of the knowledge they need at their fingertips. The guide features details of such specifications as output, sizes, weight, water content, colour, connections and fittings, for the whole range of Myson Décor products, making finding the right decorative radiator for any space easier than ever before. MYSON Enquiry No.414

few weeks ago”. He concluded “well done Grundfos, a most impressive performance.” When Steve contacted Grundfos to let us know, we were also impressed and were delighted to offer Steve a new Grundfos ALPHA2 pump as a replacement. The ALPHA2 will not only continue to meet his central heating needs, but because of its efficiency and ability to match the needs of the system - will also save him money – which is good news for both Steve and for the environment. Let’s see if this Grundfos ALPHA2 proves its longevity and is still operational in 2044……………....... GRUNDFOS

Timoleon UFCH for historic city church St. Andrew Undershaft, once a City of London landmark, but now completely dwarfed by the notorious ‘Gherkin’, is remarkable in several ways. Apart from the extraordinary name, it is one of the very few City churches to survive both the Great Fire of 1666 and German

bombing in the Second World War, only to be damaged by the IRA’s attentions in the 1990s. As a meeting place it was felt that greater comfort, in particular more effective central heating, had become essential. It was decided that use of the FoilBoard system developed and made by Timoleon Limited would make installation simple and swift and ensure that heat provision would be both reliable and effective. Timoleon’s FoilBoard heating system is designed to be laid directly on any reasonably flat surface; ideal for St. Andrew Undershaft since the composition floor was in quite fair condition. TIMOLEON

Enquiry No.415 .

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delivers the expert touch The new Devireg™ Touch from Gaia Climate Solutions (formally DEVI Electroheat) is the ideal thermostat for electric underfloor systems for both new installations and as a replacement for any underfloor heating thermostat. As its name suggests, it features a userfriendly two-inch touch screen which is easy to use and quick to set up. The simple click-fit design enables it to be installed quickly and programmed in just 30 seconds. The ideal companion to the Gaia DEVI range of underfloor heating systems, the Devireg™ Touch is also compatible with many other electric underfloor heating systems. When incorporated with an underfloor system, the thermostat can help reduce energy consumption by up to 12% with features such as the open window function. This prevents heat being wasted by cutting off heating to a room where any significant, sudden drop in

room temperature is detected. The hassle-free heating control can be pre-programmed via the DEVI smart app or a computer and is backed by an industry leading five-year warranty. With an accuracy of 0.5°C, the Devireg™ Touch delivers optimum comfort with maximum energy efficiency. The fully flexible timer programme has 15-minute time-setting accuracy, two comfort periods and two set-back settings per day. Using the touch-screen, users can copy timer settings from one day to the next or set different temperature levels for each day if required. It represents the perfect thermostat for virtually any currently-available electric underfloor heating system. For further information on Gaia Climate Solutions, please call 0845 434 9488 or visit Enquiry No.238

Enquiry No.239 .

CLEARVIEW STOVES Britain’s leading manufacturer of clean burning wood stoves Clearview Stoves offers the complete solution for Ecobuilders Clearview Stoves are the largest dedicated manufacturer of clean burning wood stoves. We have been designing, manufacturing and distributing from our site in the heart of Shropshire since 1987. Our installation and product knowledge is unequalled in the industry and we have thousands of accessories and flue components in stock, so whether you are building a new house or renovating an old one we can provide the kind of expert advice that results in a trouble free installation. The first company to have a multi fuel stove certified for smokeless zones. Over 70% efficient (most open fires are only 10%). Take control of your fuel supply, don’t rely on gas and oil. Easy to light and burns for long periods unattended. A carbon neutral way to heat your home. Can be directly connected to an external air supply, so complying with recent building regulations.

STOCKISTS THROUGHOUT THE UK Brochure Line: 01588 650 123 Dinham House, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1EJ. Tel: 01584 878 100 Enquiry No.240 .

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Refurbishment & New Build

Decora enhances a busy venue for the Masons

The Masonic Hall in Hull is a vibrant venue used for a wide variety of public & private functions including hosting freemason events; the busy commercial kitchens required new durable &

hygienic floor & wall surfaces which would withstand the rigours of a busy catering operation. Resmax Flooring was challenged with this specification, and chose a range of complimentary products from leading resin manufacturer RSL which met each aspect of the brief. RSL’s Resutile & Resuseal were used to create hygienic coated wall surfaces. Whilst the new versatile quartz range Decora was chosen for the flooring with Decora BC the broadcast system applied to the floor and Decora MS used to create coving and provide a completely seamless wall & floor solution. RSL Enquiry No.418.

New Library of Birmingham Archives are protected WAGNER UK’s OxyReduct® fire-free technology will be at the heart of the fire protection solution for the new Library of Birmingham, OxyReduct® will be protecting the library’s internationally renowned archives, in 5 separate areas ranging in size from 200 m2 to 8,000 m2 as well as equipment in the plant room on the 8th floor. OxyReduct® creates an environment where fires cannot start, by continuously reducing the oxygen level in a closed room through adding nitrogen to the air. The oxygen is reduced to a level in which most combustibles do not

APD awarded Quality Mark Access Panels Direct (APD) is delighted to have been awarded Q-Mark Certification by BM TRADA for their fire rated access panel range.

inflame and an open fire is impossible. Importantly, people can enter and work in the protected area at any time. Unlike traditional fire protection technologies, OxyReduct® ensures that the valuable archives will not be damaged by smoke or water/gas from extinguishing systems. WAGNER UK Enquiry No.419.

The BM TRADA Q-Mark is a mark of certification for construction products. In order to achieve this, APD had to satisfy the most rigorous of quality processes and demonstrate to customers and specifiers that their products are fit for purpose and safe to use. This included proving that their products perform to the relevant standard and that stringent factory control processes such as ISO 9001:2000 are in place.

Available in standard and bespoke sizes, all APD products have been specially designed to allow easy access to any void behind a ceiling or wall. Choose from a variety of materials, including metal door and plasterboard door and with a beaded frame or picture frame for a dry or wet finish. We also offer tile faced, plastic, stainless steel and circular ceiling access panels. Order any standard stock item by 12.30pm today and it will be delivered the next working day anywhere in mainland UK. Web: Tel: 0800 6129352 Enquiry No.241.

Helifix sympathetic heritage Hunter Douglas Brings Georgian Sackville Street into repairs allay concerns of 21st Century conservation officer

Increased insulation needs increased ventilation Latest statistics reveal that in Scotland alone, 10% of homes suffer from damp and condensation, damaging the building fabric and occupant health. Glidevale maintains that allowing air in and out of a building’s roofspace is vital: with buildings becoming more energy efficient, the need to ensure a condensation-free loft has never been more important. Glidevale slate and tile ventilators are purpose-designed to ventilate through the roof slope and form an integral part of th roof covering without adverse impact on its performance. They are supplied with an underlay opening protector, integral 4mm insect screen and throat or extension sleeve to meet all the design requirements of BS5250. GLIDEVALE Enquiry No.420.

When an early 18th Century Grade II listed stone cottage near Oxford needed sympathetic stabilisation, to overcome cracking, outward movement and bowing of the front elevation, Helifix slim, flexible and non-disruptive repair products and concealed installation techniques provided a reliable repair solution that did not compromise the building’s structural integrity and satisfied the concerns of the local conservation officer. Alterations and aging had caused a loss of lateral restraint in the 500mm thick random stone wall which was fully stabilised and reconnected to internal floor joists, cracks were stitched and all without affecting the aesthetics of this historic property. HELIFIX

An office block on Sackville Street in London has recently undergone redevelopment. Worth over £14m, the building now features 40,000 sq ft of office space, two 2 bedroom flats and one 3 bedroom flat. J M Architects approached Hunter Douglas with a view to specifying their Quadroclad rainscreen panels and integrated windows. As the single source supplier of the three major facade components for the project, Hunter Douglas were able to ensure that the installation went smoothly. This

project on challenged the experts at Hunter Douglas to produce and install a solution which was both modern and complementary to the surrounding Georgian architecture on Sackville Street. HUNTER DOUGLAS Enquiry No.422 .

End-to-end service ensures safety and style

Sapphire Balustrades has manufactured and installed a complete package of high quality balustrades for a new eight-storey apartment block in Watford. Design elements from Sapphire’s versatile Crystal, Onyx and Opal balustrade systems were cleverly combined to create bespoke solutions throughout Rainbow House, from the central atrium and communal stairways to apartment balconies and penthouse terraces. Sapphire’s design and fabrication expertise ensure specific Enquiry No.421.

requirements were met, including high wind loadings on complex corner balconies and customised fixings to complement external cladding. SAPPHIRE BALUSTRADES Enquiry No.423.

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Insulation at your finger tips A leader in gas protection

Opulence in Regent’s Park Imagine a shower with back lit marble walls so that the light glows through the marble to give a sort of translucence. Thanks to D R Services, if you get invited to a house in Cornwall Terrace in Regent’s Park London, you don’t have to imagine because the shower exists. “We were required to make glass doors with a special fabric inside them and the fabric was silk, ironed into randomly crushed pleats. said D R Services Julie Jarvis. “The silk was then fixed in the interlayer by the glass processor with DuPont SGP, because SGP is resistant to water. That meant it did not require framing around it to protect is from the water. The light coming through the glass and out of the marble makes a perfect match. It is spectacular”. D R SERVICES Enquiry No.424 .

Specifying thermal and acoustic insulation has never been easier thanks to Cellecta’s new insulation app. Featuring installation videos, technical literature, NBS Plus specifications and FASTRACKCAD downloads, all the information you need is now available via one ground breaking app. Available for all smartphone devices Cellecta’s insulation app gives architects, groundworkers, office staff and external reps easy access to the information they need when they need it most. Search “Cellecta app” today via the app store or online and download it for FREE. CELLECTA

Today, with building land in short supply, more and more housing and commercial developments are being built on brownfield sites where toxic and hazardous gases such as methane, radon and carbon dioxide can cause major problems if they are not dispersed. The Cordek Gas Protection System is designed to allow the safe venting and dispersal of these gases. It combines Ventform panels with gas-resistant membranes and a range of ancillaries, such as telescopic vents, airbricks, top hats and tapes and is compatible with all types of perimeter vents. Ventform is moulded from expanded polystyrene which by volume consists of 98% air, so is very lightweight and easy to position and provides an ideal surface on which to lay a gas membrane. Enquiry No.426 . CORDEK

Revitalise ceilings effectively Maintaining bright, clean, store interiors is of paramount importance to Sainsbury’s and the colour and condition of the ceiling can have a big impact. The Zinsser specification team has developed an on-site spray-painting solution that works for any supermarket and instantly revitalises the appearance of a ceiling in a rapid, costeffective and convenient manner, It uses Zinsser AllCoat primer and finish to paint the underside of the ceiling. The product can be applied overnight and to any substrate including metal and suspended ceiling tile. Its non-yellowing finish makes it ideal for interior commercial application and it dries to a dead flat white finish. ZINSSER Enquiry No.427.

Enquiry No.425.

A Base2Stay with Selectaglaze Base2Stay is one of Liverpool’s newest boutique hotels and is already a multi award winning destination. Located within the city centre’s “Rope Walks” area the hotel occupies an imposing building dating back to the 1850’s, previously a cork warehouse and then an engineering works. The £14m renovation has produced an hotel offering a variety of room types, from super singles to double height Gallery Studios together with their unique Secret Garden Suite. The sympathetic conversion has managed to retain many of the building’s heritage features,

including original timbers and brickwork, skilfully incorporated into its new sophisticated contemporary design. Base2Stay is an eco-friendly hotel with a long-term commitment to minimising its impact on the environment. Along with recycling over 80% of its waste and adherence to The Energy Saving Trust’s guidelines, all suppliers are vetted to ensure they are committed to sound and ethical environment protocols. During the course of conversion the

Double room with side hung casement

windows were replaced with metal framed double glazed units, in keeping with the building’s original style. But double glazing does not provide the high levels of noise insulation required to offer peace and quite for hotel guests in such a vibrant neighbourhood. The solution to this problem was to install an additional secondary window to form triple glazing that not only achieved very high levels of sound insulation but further improved the thermal performance of the building. Selectaglaze, the UK’s leading secondary glazing specialist working with their local partner, Fenestral, recommended treating most of the hotel’s 160 rooms and public areas with full sized hinged casements which avoided additional sight lines and so minimised visual impact. The powder painted frames have neat flush hinges and rosette handles to allow access for cleaning and maintenance. High compression seals and multipoint locking ensure the highest level of insulation. Frames to the reception area were painted black and curved at the head to complement and highlight the exposed brickwork. At roof level sloping windows were treated with slim horizontal sliding panels. 6mm safety glass was used throughout for guest protection

Bedroom with slo ping roof and orig inal bea fitted with horizo ntal sliding second ms – window ary glazing

and opaque film applied to selected windows for additional privacy. Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant holder Selectaglaze has gained a reputation as a leading secondary glazing specialist offering high performance noise insulation, improved building energy performance, environmental control and certified security. Fenestral has 20 years’ experience in the maintenance and refurbishment of window systems and also offers professional consultancy and a range of specialist window products. Fenestral has partnered Selectaglaze for over 15 years. Web:

Reception/Lounge area

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Triton protect historical seafront stone building

Xtratherm joins Passivhaus Platform Xtratherm joins the Passivhaus Platform, exhibiting at a major Passive House or Passivhaus symposium in Brussels. The symposium is a leading event in the world of passive and energy efficient building, involving construction professionals, policy makers and public organisations. The aim is to stimulate the design of new buildings that meet Passivhaus standards. A growing proportion of buildings are being designed and built in Belgium using PIR insulation in the walls, floors and roof. Xtratherm insulation products are used in Passive specifications for their superior performance backed by unrivalled technical support for the designer and builder. Danny Kearney, Xtratherm’s Group Technical Manager says: “Xtratherm is at the forefront of initiatives to build low energy and zero carbon homes. XTRATHERM Enquiry No.431.

Sapphire brings beauty and best value to development Sapphire Balustrades has combined beautiful balustrades with best value at an award-winning development by Jessup in the West Midlands. Balconies for canalside apartments at Walsall Waterfront

Triton approved contractor, ISCA Preservation, has installed waterproofing systems from Triton to protect a historical stone building on the seafront at Porthcressa on the Isles of Scilly. The 150 year building is being converted to a public library as part of the Porthcressa Regeneration Scheme. To protect the new dry lined interior from the invasion of sea salts, rising damp and lateral penetration from high external ground levels, as well as providing a barrier against the ingress of Radon gas, ISCA installed a combination of BS 8201 Type A and Type C waterproofing systems including Platon cavity drain membranes and Triton’s liquid applied TT Vapour Membrane. TRITON

Enquiry No.430.

Movetech UK helps Royal Opera House ballerina dance

A large horizontal whirling ballerina attached to the side of the Royal Opera House has been brought to life by a specialist movement solutions company, Movetech UK. The life-sized figure was inspired by a photograph of Margot Fonteyn, one of the world's best-loved ballerinas of the 20th century, but it was designed to spin sideways, giving the installation team a huge head-scratcher to solve. An even and steady rotation on a flat plain is a complicated enough affair, but rotating on a horizontal axis adds gravity into the equation.

South incorporate Sapphire’s new Aluma semi-frameless aluminium and glass balustrades. With this innovative design option, glass infill panels simply slot into Aluma balusters uprights and/or handrail profiles, removing the clutter of traditional patch lugs and leaving a sleek, crisp appearance. Sapphire’s new-look Aluma

Enquiry No.428 .

showing you the way when you’re going underground Enquiry No.243 .

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satisfied the requirements of both architect and developer, providing a costeffective solution with the aesthetic styling of a structural glass balustrade and the long lasting, low maintenance benefits of high grade aluminium. SAPPHIRE BALUSTRADES is the new website that has been especially developed to provide FREE support for householders and professionals interested or involved in the development of new and existing basements and cellars. The site provides invaluable information relating to the choice of tanking system, correct spec., and all the common issues relating to the development of underutilised underground space in the home.

Park Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4EQ. 01229 870 800

Turntables need to be balanced David Houghton, technical director of the company that constructed the turntable, Movetech UK, said: "Vertically mounted turntables are the most difficult prospect of them all. If the weight isn't balanced, the heavier part will cause it to slow down and then accelerate. It would look silly. "Margot was one of the most elegant dancers of her day, we couldn't allow the spin to judder and falter, so we needed to make sure we employed a powerful enough motor to ensure the rotation was smooth." The piece was unveiled at the London Festival 2012 and will now stay in place for five years. MDM Props Ltd completed the full installation, calling in Movetech UK to assist with the rotation. Turn-to people for turntables MDM's Tim Meaker said: "We've worked with Movetech UK for more than ten years on a range of projects, though this was the first time we've had to commission something they didn't supply as standard. "There aren't too many people with this sort of expertise, but they made the whole process really easy. When I talked about my requirement, they didn't 'um and ah', it was a simple process, regarding rotation, weight of sculpture, and so on.” Movetech UK are the turn-to people for turntables even the weird and wonderful." Web:

Offsite modular building arrives at Birmingham New Street Station

A new 57-module offsite assembled building, designed and built to BREEAM Excellent standards by Caledonian Modular, is providing a modern base for over 450 CrossCountry Trains’ staff at Birmingham New

Street. Caledonian provided a complete modular building package for the project, including on site erection and fit out. Offsite content was maximised to enhance efficiency and quality, and reduce on site works. The 57 steel framed modules which make up the 1,268m2 building were finished in Caledonian’s factory as far as possible before being delivered and assembled on site. The external envelope features a structurally glazed façade, with flushfitted fenestration and aluminium cladding. CALEDONIAN MODULAR

Enquiry No.429 .

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Wykamol launches


a complete range of

Lumenrail® Low Voltage LED Lighting

damp solving products Builders can tackle a whole range of damp related jobs and renovating jobs with a range of convenient all-in-one kits from Wykamol now available over the counter. There is a point of sale stand with a leaflet dispenser containing easy installation instructions for each of the seven products.



The Stainless Steel Handrail Component System


01708 25 35 45

Enquiry No.244.

Each of the kits offers a complete solution, containing everything needed, including materials, accessories, fixings and even rubber gloves where needed.

• Complete boxed Mould Eradication and Prevention System Wykamol has been market leader in water proofing and remedial treatments for building and construction for over 70 years. Its range includes membranes and other products for basement restoration as well as new-build basements and general below-ground waterproofing.

The kits are: • Complete Boxed Rising Damp Control System: based on Wykamol’s Ultracure™ silicone emulsion cream for injection into masonry without the use of high pressure equipment. • Complete Waterproof Membrane For further product information, please Systems with Dry Mesh and Baseline contact: 8mm membrane, tape, fixings etc • Enviroseal water epellent liquid Wykamol Group, silicone 0845 400 66 66 • Technoseal damp-proof paint for walls and floors • SBR Latex waterproofing additive for cementitious mix Enquiry No.245 .

Style | Support | Service Beautiful balustrades made easy • Be inspired by our portfolio of beautiful styles • Lean on us for design and specification support • Depend on us for through-the-project service • From coated and stainless steel to structural glass • From smart details to the edge of your imagination

Call 0844 88 00 553

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tel: 01296 714 314

country hardwood Specialist manufacturers of bespoke hardwood bi-fold doors, windows, conservatories & orangeries

Sliding Folding Doors The finest range of hardwood bifold doors at affordable prices

• Deadbolt & flush bolt locking on master doors • Full range of colour for gearings • • Any stain or colour available • smooth sliding action, top hung application • • Any size manufactured • competitive prices on all bespoke bifold doors • • 28mm glass units for the best thermal efficiency • 68mm door jamb sections •

GEZE UK publishes overview of door closer systems GEZE UK has launched a new technical brochure, dedicated to its door closer systems. Designed to provide architectural ironmongers and specifiers with a concise overview of GEZE UK’s door closers and floor springs, the new brochure includes detailed explanations of the many variants and options available, as well as stylish reference photos from projects around the world, technical diagrams and specification and easier, ensuring the right product is information. User-friendly product chosen for each application. comparison charts have also been GEZE UK included, making specification quicker Enquiry No.432. House, approached English Heritage for help with their ill-fitting windows and were advised to call upon the renovation experts Ventrolla. Ventrolla renovated the three large windows of the flat, which had a half treat feature and contained 12 panes per window. The sash window specialists began by routing out the decaying Keeping out the cold at timber and filling the cavities with a unique epoxy resin VR90. Ventrolla’s seafront flat Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) was A seafront flat in Southend-on-Sea has then installed, draught proofing the been treated to a makeover by Ventrolla windows and ensuring against rattles and Cambridge and Essex, breathing new life external noise. into its windswept windows. VENTROLLA Mr and Mrs Phillips, who live in a residential apartment within Gunnery Enquiry No.433

The Future is Modified • Full hardwood laminated door leaf sections with solid timber used • • Manufactured in Sapele, Idigbo or Oak • Flush sunken hinges for clean slimline look • • Intricate timber glazing bars & panels available • • Full range of thresholds for flush application • • Slimline door handles for no handle collision on opening •

email: Unit 2, Shucklow Business Park, Shucklow Hill, Little Horwood MK17 0PY Enquiry No.248

As a national distributor of the product, James Latham is seeing popularity of Accoya® - its modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified wood - grow by the day

Accoya® is one of the most advanced wood products on the market and uses Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology to deliver outstanding levels of performance, stability and durability. Lathams’ has a strong track record in successfully marketing new and innovative products and Accoya® is now available from all ten of its timber distribution points covering the UK. Accoya® is a high performance product, which can be safely recycled and is as impressively durable as the highest quality tropical hardwoods. Produced using modified fast growing species, Accoya® is a quality, long lasting product that is suitable for a wide range of external joinery applications. Plus, Accoya® is also helping to protect the world’s precious hardwood resources – it is guaranteed for 50 years

in exterior use and 25 years when used in the ground. This long life also provides an added benefit - helping to reduce carbon emissions. Chris Sutton, Director at James Latham, said: “As well as our established customer base of joiners who are increasingly opting for Accoya®, we’ve also seen it open up opportunities with new customers as demand for sustainably modified products continues to grow. Whether for windows, doors, decking, cladding or other joinery applications, it’s a fantastic material for external specification and fits perfectly with our already established range of sustainable products. “Architects are now looking for products which are more dimensionally stable and durable and Accoya® ticks all the boxes.” Web: Enquiry No.247.

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FAAC Revolving Door sales on the increase

FAAC are best known as a world leader in access control automation, but they also supply a range of high quality manual products and, due to recent additions to their manual revolving door range, are experiencing an upturn in sales.

A revolving door is an excellent solution for providing an aesthetic entrance to a building combined with optimal energy savings. All FAAC manual revolving doors are fitted with a 30mm rubber buffer on both entry sides of the drum wall and a 30mm horse hair brush strip is mounted within the nose of the door to seal the door leaf against the drum wall. Not only does this prevent hands being trapped between the door leaf and drum, but it also creates a total draft seal in any position throughout its rotation. All FAAC revolving doors are bespoke and specifically manufactured to meet the client’s functional and dimensional specifications. A new addition to their manual revolving door range was recently installed at The Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne. “The revolving door was chosen to replace automatic sliding doors that caused a continual draft through the main floor of the hotel. Through its sleek design and ease of movement, the new door has allowed us to retain the classic character of the hotel, while still providing a safe, smooth and draught free entryway for our guests, which has also resulted in a reduction in our heating bills”. For more information visit


A collaborative social housing project covering four sites in Manchester is not only aimed at providing much needed affordable accommodation, but is also attempting to create highly energy efficient dwellings, with products from the range of Tremco illbruck being chosen to form flexible and airtight seals around the openings in the envelope. All properties will achieve Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes as well as the Lifetime Homes standard, with air leakage rates well below those required by the Building Regulations being targeted. As a result Compriband TO600, TP450 Timbermax and Tremco illbruck’s Duo Window Membrane are being using by sub-contractor, Per-Fit to complete the installation of its PVCU fenestration system. TREMCO Enquiry No.434 .

Slimport circular vision frames with their clean lines enhance the appearance of any door. This flush fitting design is available in stainless steel, or zinc plated mild steel ready for colour coating. Now practical vision requirements need not compromise aesthetics. Slimport vision frames with their unique concealed fixing design are the answer. Ideal for luxury office suites, corridor doors, classrooms etc. Rectangular and custom shape vision frames, also available.

Zero Seal Systems Ltd. Units 43 – 45 Ladford Covert, Seighford, Stafford ST18 9QG Tel: 01785 282910 Fax: 01785 282498

Enquiry No.249

Comar help provide high quality facilities

Keep moving in the right direction with Record Flipflow

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Project Aluminium Ltd., completed a new Cooper BMW/Mini premises in Thames Ditton, Surrey. The design brief demanded the dealership provide high quality facilities to include a sales area, offices and customer services whilst demonstrating strong representation of the Cooper brand. For the sleek modern façade, Comar 6 ladder frame curtain walling was specified. Comar 6 curtain walling is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths into the façade with special profiles to integrate opening vents and doors. The design of Comar 6 makes it ideal for complex facetted curtain walls as well as sheer glazed facades. Comar 6 offers a slim 50mm sight line with a multitude of transoms and mullions to cater for all deflection loads and grid centres. COMAR

Designers who need a secure but userfriendly one-way automatic door will find the ideal solution in the latest FlipFlow range from Record UK.

Enquiry No.435.


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Enquiry No.250

Tremco window seals specified for multiple sites

Doors & Windows

Developed primarily for installation in airports where there needs to be an effective separation between landside and airside zones, the FlipFlow range comes into its own in any building where there is a need to control the flow of people. The Record FlipFlow enables safe, efficient separation of monitored areas and public zones, preventing unauthorised access to restricted areas. Any attempt to cross FlipFlow in the unauthorised direction is recognised by an intelligent sensor system which triggers an alarm. RECORD UK Enquiry No.436

Get moving with the new automated Evolve 60 pocket door For more than 90 years PC Henderson has been at the forefront of sliding and folding door hardware systems. The company’s most recent innovation is its move into the automated market with the new Evolve range of systems including the Evolve 60 Pocket Door system - ideal for use on interior doors up to 60kg, in applications where space is at a premium. Henderson’s Evolve 60 Pocket Door is an easy to fit and programme system available with wired or wireless sensors and a choice of fascia options on soffit and face fix installations. It functions using only low voltage and incorporates obstacle detection to guarantee a smooth and convenient operation. PC HENDERSON Enquiry No.437 .

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Long term solution to leaking flat roofs The Elastaseal range of high performance cold liquid applied coating systems, from Tor Coatings, is specifically designed to eliminate problems associated with the long term

waterproofing of flat roofs. Products in the technically advanced Elastaseal range provide a fast drying, seamless surface that encapsulates the roof substrate to provide a completely joint free coating thereby eliminating the risk of leaks. The single pack, cold applied formulation provides ease of application while at the same time removing the hazards and inconvenience associated with conventional hot applied alternatives. Life cycle performance is dependent on the system chosen but ranges from between 10 and 25 years (BBA approved). TOR COATINGS LTD

Websters have developed a method of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation that is suitable for both old and new buildings. This continuous polyurethane foam membrane adheres to almost all surfaces and reduces heat loss by up to 80-90%. It is an exceptional alternative to dry lining as it provides a continuous membrane of unrivalled properties. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly popular as it not only reduces heat loss but can also help keep out wind and wind driven snow; prevent tiles slipping, stops condensation and can even obviate the need for a replacement roof. ‘Also: Cavity Foam Injection, Enquiry No.438. including “hard to treat homes”

Steadmans products installed at Yorkshire Citroen Dealership Building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials from its AS35 insulated steel cladding range for the extension and re-roofing of a Citroen dealership in Driffield, East Yorkshire.

Broach Hill Garage has now completed the improvements, thanks to installer DG Ashley of Aike, near Driffield. Steadmans supplied a total of 2,700 linear metres of its AS35 80mm roof panels finished in Goosewing Grey and 275 linear metres of AS35 60mm panels in Wedgewood Blue for the walls. The company’s ‘one stop shop’ capability also saw it supply 260 linear metres of FAIR roof lights and 100 linear metres of Goosewing grey flashings and fillers. Graham Ashley, director at DG Ashley, said: “We have worked with Steadmans for well over five years and will continue to do so. We use Steadmans’ products

WEATHERING THE STORM Contractors Septaluk Services have recently completed a refurbishment project for a Housing Association using Vinylit’s Ashlar Stonechip Cladding to replace storm damaged exterior walls of BISF homes in Nottinghamshire. Vinylit’s Ashlar Stonechip cladding has been used on this BISF home (Bordeaux

Foam Insulation

almost every week and on most jobs we do. “I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other people in the trade, they have been great to us over the years. Not only is the quality of product very high, the standard of their technical support cannot be faulted.” Comprising two outer steel skins with an integral PIR insulation core, Steadmans AS35 insulated panels are available in a wide range of colours and complement the company’s broad variety of pre-engineered construction products such as gutters, flashings, rooflights and doors. The company also recently announced the introduction of a new 120mm panel – the thickest available – into the AS35 range. Web: Enquiry No.251.

colour) to upper half of building Septaluk have worked with the Housing Association for several years with ongoing repair work to a number of the authority’s BISF homes. Initially called in to advise on damage caused to a previous cladding system by a car, Septaluk’s Terry Lickorish worked with the authority’s area surveyor to specify the longlife Vinylit Ashlar rainscreen protection system in a finish similar to the existing, for the lower half of the front of the house. Vinylit Ashlar stonechip panels were used to provide a more robust repair. VINYLIT Enquiry No.443


STYROFOAM-A insulated scheme in Green Apple Award glory

James Jones Timber Systems announce latest IJoist products James Jones Timber Systems announces two major product developments: preservative treated JJIs for NHBC hazard class applications; and deeper, slimmer JJI-Joists for insulated roofs and walls. The treated JJIs are the only UK manufactured I-Joists low pressure treated for projects requiring UC1 and UC2 protection, complying with BS EN 331-5. They are FSC or PEFC certified, and their strength is TRADA assessed. The deeper, slimmer JJIs are available up to 450mm and are ideal for high thermal performance roofs and walls A datasheet for the treatment can be found at JAMES JONES TIMBER SYSTEMS Enquiry No.440 .

Rainspan™ opens the door to new design possibilities

A housing scheme insulated with STYROFOAM-A has won a Green Apple Environment Award after competing against more than 500 other nominations. “We are very pleased to have won a Green Apple award, which is a great accolade,” said Hastoe Chief Executive, Sue Chalkley. “We are committed to developing homes to this high standard which provide a very real solution to the serious and growing problem of rural fuel poverty, whilst also protecting the climate. Winning this award is testament to the quality of our Passivhaus homes and the hard work of all involved.” The buildings were insulated below the concrete floor slabs with STYROFOAMA insulation FLOORMATE 300-A from Dow Building Solutions, a method which is becoming recognized as a highly effective way of insulating residential buildings. DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS

Enquiry No.441 .

aesthetics, functionality and performance to offer the complete façade solution through nine Rainspan™ Systems that offer full design flexibility and easy integration with our diverse range of façade options. This is supported by Rainspan's proven 'life-ofthe-building' performance to offer a solution that delivers a fast track construction and the architectural excellence demanded from modern building envelopes. Installation of all Rainspan Systems is fast and easy and the long span capability of Rainspan can reduce secondary steelwork requirements and build costs. EUROBOND

The Eurobond Rainspan™ System now offers an even wider range of solutions with choices of colours and textures that open the door to new design possibilities. From metallic, to traditional brick, to terracotta and warm wood finishes, Rainspan™ combines Enquiry No.442 .

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New Hotel at Gulliver’s World uses Bardoline Tiles Bardoline tile strips from Onduline was the chosen roofing material for newly built hotel at Gulliver’s World Theme Park, Warrington. The tile strips were an ideal choice of roof covering as the durability and flexible properties of Bardoline make them easy to use and the traditional tile appearance achieves an appealing finish complimentary to the surrounding area at Gulliver’s World. Bardoline tile strips are suitable for roof pitches of 12.5° or above, and can be used on a range of applications from sheds and summerhouses to garages and pavilions. Tile strips are available in a Professional and Classic grade and in four colours of 2-tone Green or 2-tone Brown, Red and Slate. Gulliver’s Hotel consists of 56 en-suite contemporary rooms with all the facilities you could want, as well as an on-site Lounge Bar and Restaurant, as well as a playroom for the kids. ONDULINE Enquiry No.442 .

Roofing, Cladding & Insulation


Dallmer Renova roof drain ideal for retrofit

A copper wave to defy the elements

When re-roofing, a major problem is often the removal of existing roof drains before installing new ones and connecting them inside the building to existing drain-pipes. Dallmer’s Renova 63T Roof Drain is a product that completely overcomes this problem and therefore reduces dramatically the overall cost of roof renovation. RenovaDrain is specifically designed to push down through the existing drain and inside the existing drainpipe, creating a watertight seal via the lip-seals on the down pipe of the drain. This well conceived design is made with the precision for which the Dallmer name is respected throughout world – thousands are in use in Europe and the USA. DALLMER

system for The Lizard lifeboat station. Here, copper was selected for its durability and capability of withstanding the aggressive coastal environment, including the possibility of debris being thrown up from the sea. In addition, the aesthetic choice of copper over other metal roofing was driven by its characteristic weathering over time to give a rich green patina complementing the aqua blue hues of the local coastline.” The Nordic Standard copper was supplied by Aurubis Architectural, part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler. The copper will continue to develop a natural green patina, taking on a blue hue in this exposed coastal location. In addition to Nordic Standard, other Aurubis Architectural surfaces include Nordic Green and Nordic Blue factoryapplied patinas - developed with properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world. Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper gives either light or dark brown oxidisation that otherwise takes time to develop in the environment. Copper alloys include the new Nordic Bronze, Nordic Brass and the innovative Nordic Royal - an alloy with a long-lasting golden colour. For more information, visit

Enquiry No.443.

The new RNLI Lifeboat Station at The Lizard is protected by a curved skin of Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis Architectural to withstand the aggressive coastal environment of its unique location on England’s most southerly point. The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. The new building follows a previous design, also by PBWC Architects, in Padstow and is a direct response to the technical demands of a new RNLI ‘fast slipway’ lifeboat. It aims at maximising roof area and minimising penetrations to ensure a robust, weather-tight finish. The selection of metal roofing was a logical progression from the development of the distinctive, wave-like, curved form. PBWC project architect Cian Spowart commented: “After the Padstow project, we reviewed the roofing material and

Kemper System is top of the class for Liquid Waterproofing

Kemper System’s ‘Stratex’ warm roof system was the ideal solution for Castle Contractors when it recently completed the refurbishment of a high school assembly hall roof.

Castle Contractors began by preparing the original felt roof and then bonding 120mm tongue & groove Kempertherm insulation board directly onto the existing waterproofing. The insulation was then primed using Kemper System’s Kemperol ‘D’ Primer and, once the primer had cured, the team was able to apply the Kemperol V210 waterproofing. Kemperol liquid waterproofing is laid in a single process saturating a reinforcement fleece which cannot delaminate and cures to form a seamless, hard wearing, elastomeric membrane. The Kempertherm insulation board successfully enhanced the building’s thermal performance in line with current Part L requirements to achieve a u-value of 0.18W/m2K. Comments Mark Atherton from Castle Contractors: “The original felt roof had failed and replacing like for

like was never an option as hot works and naked flames are less desirable due to the fire risk. Removal and disposal to landfill of the old felt was also not needed as the Kemper System products can be laid directly on top. An added bonus is the ability to use the existing felt as a vapour control layer with the new system. The Kemperol V210 waterproofing system is applied in a single process, and as it is fully reinforced, can be laid directly on to the insulation without the need for a carrier membrane. Combined with a short cure period, this meant that the upgrade to this 423m2 roof was relatively straightforward and completed within the deadline.” For further company information visit

Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale had benefitted from a wide ranging internal refurbishment of the school’s main hall as part of an extensive build programme. In order to upgrade the building to Part L building regulation standards the school decided to upgrade the roof too. The Kemper System solution was chosen for its performance, speed of installation and the 25 year Removal and disposal to landfill of BBA certified expected working life of the old felt was also not needed as the Kemperol waterproofing the Kemper System products membrane. This longevity is further can be laid directly on top. supported by installations with proven performance of over 40 years in the UK.

Enquiry No.444 .

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External Works & Landscaping

Extend The Decorating Season With

Sandtex Trade 365 The outdoor decorating season comes to an end at this time of year because conventional water borne masonry paints cannot be relied upon to dry properly in temperatures below 5oc and there’s no point applying it outside if there’s the slightest threat of rain in the air. Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint offers specifiers the opportunity to extend exterior painting programmes during the winter, even if it’s really cold outside, and the weather forecasters can’t promise that it will stay dry all day. The product, which has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate for up to 15 years’ durability, has been specially developed for application in less favourable weather conditions and climates. Based on a high performance plasticised Pliolite® resin, a dry acrylic copolymer binder, which is not water soluble, it cures rapidly, providing masonry substrates with a tough and durable waterproof outer

‘skin’, even at low temperatures. After just 20 minutes, the paint is shower resistant and can be relied upon to cure even when the temperature drops as low as –10oc. Colour choice also comes as standard. Sandtex Trade 365 can be tinted to order in 550 different shades, and four popular ready mixed colours are also available. Specifers can also use PaintSpec Finder™ a free online resource at to generate tailor-made, accurate specifications for masonry and exterior trim projects. Users are guided through a series of brief questions

Raising a toast to SuDS on a steep mountain highway

Ultracrete coverTEC® B125 composite cover and frame Abergavenny is a picturesque market town situated in Monmouthshire, just 20 miles from the English border. It is promoted as the ‘Gateway to Wales’ and enjoys an enviable position bathing in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons national park. Ultracrete recommended the installation of their coverTEC® class B125 pedestrian access cover to resolve the issue. The cover offers a superior solution for use in footpaths and cycle lanes, or where occasional vehicular access is required. It is made from a glass resin instead of conventional metal and wear is negated by the combination of the materials and design. The cover is extremely durable, lightweight and inert so it will not corrode. It is not electrically conductive, protecting pedestrians from the possibility of accidental electrical shock and has low thermal conductivity. INSTARMAC Enquiry No.446.

Highway degradation and surface water pollution in an environmentally sensitive area of the Scottish Cairngorms Mountains famous for its whisky production have been tackled with an imaginative SuDS Solution from Hydro International which has averted potential road safety problems on the A95. By working with Hydro International’s stormwater design team, BEAR Scotland specified a long term surface water drainage solution which delivered control of surface water flows and minimised any potential pollution from hydrocarbons into the watercourses below. The solution incorporated three Hydro-Brake® Flow Controls within pre-cast concrete weir wall chambers and a Downstream Defender® hydrodynamic vortex separator. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL

to identify which Sandtex Trade products are suitable for selection for their individual specification projects. This versatile tool may also be used to specify appropriate paint systems from the Crown Trade and Sadolin ranges for use on a wide variety of additional substrates. For more information on the full range of Sandtex Trade Exterior Solutions, please contact the Customer Relations Team on 0845 372 3425, email or visit the website at

Warm wall plus designed for insulation and fire protection

Knauf Marmorit has introduced Warm Wall Plus, the third in its range of thermal external wall insulation systems. Enquiry No.447.

Enquiry No.255.

Warm Wall Plus is an ideal system for use where fire protection is the primary design feature. Suitable for new build and refurbishment the Warm Wall Plus system uses mineral fibre insulation, to meet the highest demands on sound and fire protection. Knauf Marmorit’s solutions significantly reduce energy costs and heat loss through the external façade in a cost effective way. Warm Wall insulation is the simplest and easiest way to thermally upgrade buildings. With the superior range of associated components, render finishes and colours, Warm Wall ensures that whilst the focus is on producing energyefficient dwellings for the future, the design of contemporary or traditional buildings is not constrained through technical advancement. Knauf Marmorit’s Warm Wall Plus has made specification easier when construction methods are ever changing and there are increasing requirements for thermal sound and fire protection. Knauf Marmorit are members of INCA, the Insulated Render and Cladding Association. Further information is available from Knauf Marmorit on 0117 982 1042, by emailing or by visiting the company’s website Enquiry No.254.

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phased construction. It was essential the paving was consistent in size and colour to allow the phased sections to be seamlessly joined together. The retaining wall system provided the necessary aesthetics, durability, flexibility and cost effectiveness required for the project. Dan Hurn, Site Agent for wall contractor GRK construction, said: “A&G’s Anchor Diamond system is very easy to install and our client was delighted with the finished appearance. A&G was supportive before and during construction, providing good clear drawings and practical advice.” Atkins landscape architect, Lucy Wiggins said: “Our original landscape design showed gabion retaining walls, however A&G’s Anchor Diamond system was far superior in terms of appearance yet the cost was within budget.” The college is delighted with the new facilities, which will help maintain its position as a top learning centre. For more information visit

Acheson & Glover create stunning landscape feature for new college Acheson & Glover (A&G), a leading hard landscaping manufacturer, provided design expertise and materials to build a stunning recreational area for students of Selby College in North Yorkshire. A&G worked closely with design and build contractors BAM Construction and Leeds based architects Atkins to create large paved areas and retaining walls for the project. The £35m contract was completed in stages to allow construction of the new college buildings, while the old ones were still being used. A&G's contemporary Boulevard block paving and unique Anchor Diamond retaining wall system was specified for the

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20 Year Celebration for Yorkshire Company One of the UK’s leading suppliers of door and wall protection is celebrating a milestone anniversary. Intastop Ltd based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire has reached its 20th year of operation and is posed to grow the business significantly over the coming years. Intastop supplies the healthcare and both public and private sectors with door protection and anti-ligature products and solutions. Company marketing director Sarah Barsby comments: “Intastop was born from our staple product, the Aluminium Door Edge Guard which is still as popular today. Yet we believe that our customers, some of which have been with us since the start, don’t just look upon us as a supplier but a partner and solution provider. We often develop products in conjunction with our customers when an off the shelf solution is not available.” The company has implemented a development strategy which will see the introduction of two new products this year aimed at the healthcare sector. To be officially launched at the Health Estates show in October the patented double swing hinge now comes complete with an anti-ligature concealed floor mounted closer, giving end users an option that combines anti- ligature and fire protection for bedrooms in mental health applications and a door top alarm system, both are the first products of their kind ever seen in the UK. Intastop’s programme of research and development will continue into the future to ensure the company’s stance as a leading

innovator in the door and wall protection market. Additional to product development Intastop has customer requirements and engagement high on its list of priorities and is one of the first company’s in the industry to launch a mobile ready website. Sarah continues: “It is imperative for companies today to provide tools for their customers that make the process of research, whether that be for product or company services, as easy and simple as possible. Our new mobile website delivers on this as our smart phone ready version addresses the requirement from consumers today to have information available to hand wherever they may be!” Sarah concludes: “The success Intastop has experienced to date has a lot to do with the team, our partnerships with valued suppliers and customers alike, plus compliancy to our own rigorous company standards and procedures. By achieving our recent five year plan in just two shows our customers how driven we are in providing products, solutions and innovations, of which we will continue for the next 20 years and beyond.” For further detailed information about Intastop’s door and wall protection products visit or email

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INTASTOP Goes Mobile With an increasing number of website visitors accessing company pages via smart phone technology, leading supplier of door and wall protection, Intastop Ltd has launched a new mobile site! Analysis of the company website showed a month on month increase of people visiting the site via mobile technology, it was therefore essential to provide customers with an option to access the information in the way they prefer. Intastop realised that a mobile version of their site would improve user experience and ensured content can be viewed on a wide range of phones. It not only enables users to access information on-the-go but is also optimised to allow faster download times. Sarah Barsby, Marketing Director commented: “It is imperative for companies today to provide tools for their customers that make the process of research, whether that be for product or company services, as easy and simple as possible. Our new mobile website delivers on this as our smart phone ready version addresses the requirement from today’s consumers to have information available to hand wherever they may be!” For further detailed information visit or email

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Product & Business News


OSB – more than just a building material Here, we profile Carl Turner, a multiaward winning Architect that has used OSB in a number of innovative projects. Q: What is your background? A: I trained at the Royal College of Art in London and graduated with an MA in Architecture before embarking on a number of exciting challenges, including working with Norman Foster on the Citibank tower at Canary Warf. Turner Castle was my first partnership and the practice gained a reputation for high quality residential projects as well as winning an FX award for best workplace design. In 2006 I reformed the studio to become Carl Turner Architects and since then we have moved from strength to strength. Q: What attracted you to OSB as an interior design material? A: We are interested in working with industrial materials and exposing construction techniques in our work. OSB fits this style well; it is visually appealing as well as being a robust and affordable option. For something like a

Kuterlite delivers professional results every time When installers need compression fittings that deliver enhanced performance, Pegler Yorkshire has always been the first choice. By operating a policy of unceasing product development, Kuterlite has established itself as the market leader and reputation set to be reinforced further by the improved Kuterlite fitting – the K900-Pro. The experts at Pegler Yorkshire have studied the performance of compression products throughout the market and have identified applications where new modifications could push the boundaries of the performance of the existing range even further. Pegler Yorkshire product market manager Kathleen Bramwell has no doubts about the new performer, “The new K900-PRO is a great product. Years of research and development has now delivered a product that does not disappoint on any level. It is perfect for installers, thanks to many of the new improvements, while still delivering an industry leading 25 year guarantee.” PEGLER YORKSHIRE Enquiry No.452 .

barn conversion, OSB reflects the rustic appearance of the straw bales that dot the landscape around the building and it feels like the outside has been brought indoors. Q: What sort of finishes can be achieved using OSB and which other materials compliment it? A: We enjoy creating unexpected visual results and this can be achieved by subverting the functions of certain materials, for example, using industrial materials that are common in construction but aren’t normally seen as finishes. OSB is visually a very strong material so we often use concrete, phenolic ply and other industrial materials that are simple and tonally complement its bold, textured appearance. For more information on OSB and the JOSB Done campaign, visit

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Stunning new brochures

Cordek launches new mobile website

Acheson & Glover (A&G) launches a series of stylish new brochures for architects, specifiers and developers to illustrate its wide range of innovative products. The new brochures, which cover Acoustic Block, Retaining Walls and Novabrik, include all the relevant technical information for construction professionals combined with stunning photography to demonstrate each product. A&G's unique Acoustic Block meets the criteria recommended in the new ‘Acoustic Design for Schools Performance Standards’ published by EFA, (Education Funding Agency) on its website. This makes it an essential element in the building of schools, sports halls and gyms. It offers significantly higher levels of sound absorption and sound reduction than standard masonry block. In addition, it comes with excellent fire resistance properties, a maintenance-free finished surface, and is available in a wide range of colours. ACHESON & GLOVER

Cordek recently launched an exciting new mobile version of their main website to ensure that their customers can easily access product details, specifications and company contacts no matter where they are day and night. Rodney White, Managing Director of Cordek said ‘in today’s fast moving technology driven world, customers expect to be able to access the same quality of information whether they are in the office, travelling or out on site. We have worked closely with our marketing agency, Red Ant Solutions, to deliver a mobile site that is compatible across as many operating systems as possible. The result we feel is excellent, a view that is borne out by the fact that Red Ant Solutions recently received a major COGS 2012 award from the Institute of Sales Promotion for their work on this project. CORDEK Enquiry No.454 .

Enquiry No.453.

Powerstar is recognised worldwide as the market leader in voltage optimisation, and is designed and manufactured in the UK by EMSc (UK) Ltd, manufacturer of the Star® range of energy saving solutions. An engineered solution with a patented design, Powerstar provides guaranteed energy consumption savings of 12-15%.

The unique triplewound system also improves power quality, resulting in reduced maintenance costs and down-time, and increased long term reliability. To ensure that the solution – which is accredited with the Made in Sheffield accolade and exported globally – can be adapted to suit a range of sites, including new builds, Powerstar is available in three variants: Powerstar, Powerstar MAX and Powerstar HV MAX. EMSc (UK) LTD Enquiry No.455 .

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Long term renewable energy sources

Hugo Boss appoints PEL Services Ltd.

Camel Solar are dedicated to providing long term renewable energy sources with their high efficiency solar thermal collectors and panels that work whatever the weather. Camel Solar’s new accreditation means their 15 and 10 tube collectors now appear on the ECA (Enhanced Capital Allowance) Scheme list, allowing businesses to claim capital allowances on investments on energy saving or more energy efficient equipment. Camel Solar’s goal is to maximise solar thermal collector technology, achieving high performance teamed with a

PEL Services Ltd. has been appointed by Hugo Boss to undertake all sound, fire, security and communication systems installation service & maintenance contracts for the entire estate. This decision comes as a direct result of the excellent service supplied by PEL throughout existing Hugo Boss stores, starting over six years ago with the flagship Sloane Square store. Systems installed by PEL Services at Hugo Boss stores include fire detection & alarm, access control, CCTV, intruder alarm and top of the range audio visual systems, including the largest High Definition video wall of its type in Europe at Hugo Boss' Westfield Stratford City store. PEL has not only supplied and installed systems in a great number of the retail units at this latest retail complex, but also supplied the largest fire detection linked voice alarm / public address / music system in the UK throughout this impressive shopping centre. PEL SERVICES LTD

Walk-in bath by Kubex Kubex UK Ltd. recently introduced the Solo, a walk-in bath that will provide relief and comfort for many who find it difficult to get out of a conventional bath and fear the indignity of having to call for help. Nicely designed and precision made in Kubex’s plant in Kingston-upon-Hull, the Solo has an access point only nine inches from floor level, a comfortable moulded seat and back rest and an inward-opening, profiled door that is simple to use and absolutely leak free. It has a slip resistant floor for additional safety and neatly designed twin, foot-operated wastes

Brick range enhanced with addition of Millgate Buff Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, has further enhanced the extensive colour options in its industry-leading Tradesman range with the launch of Tradesman Millgate Buff. Enquiry No.456. Now available for ordering, merchants can take advantage of a superior brick range that can add increased choice when brick matching, blending particularly well with the traditional bricks made from lower Oxfordshire clays that were widely used on UK house building projects from the 1930s onwards. Jo Lightfoot, merchant market manager at Ibstock, says: “The Tradesman range now offers 11 different colour products, each specifically designed to match existing alternatives in the marketplace. that ensure a quick discharge of water This provides merchants with an everso that the bather does not have to wait increasing brick matching spectrum to offer customers.” before leaving. IBSTOCK KUBEX

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Flowcrete Develops Project Management Service Flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK has developed a project management service for main contractors and clients, drawing on 30 years experience in the flooring industry and its extensive network of approved flooring contractors. Isocrete Project Management offers a single source route, extending from the initial project consultation process, through to warranty and aftercare. Just months after its introduction, the service is already proving to be of major appeal to both main contractor and end user client. Operating throughout the key stages of a project, the management process offers a bespoke service from initial consultation, product specification, product manufacture and logistics management, through to product installation from a trained Flowcrete approved contractor - and all backed by a comprehensive product and installation warranty. Isocrete Project Management is led by Kevin Storey, who is managing director of the business. “Over the last 18 months, Isocrete Project Management has carried out approximately £4 million of contracted works across the UK and we are gaining

Isocrete Project Management enables us to act as a principal contractor, dealing directly with the main contractor or client, when this is the preferred route. real momentum within the marketplace due to our expertise and reputation. “The service offers the financial security to carry out large contract projects and provides a single point of contact for both the manufacturer and installation team. In addition, Isocrete Project Management only employs the services of Flowcrete UK’s highly skilled and well established approved contractor network, offering our applicator partners more project opportunities in addition to the financial peace of mind that comes with a business model like this. “In commercial environments such as schools, hospitals and large scale residential developments the service

includes our one-stop Floorzone solution, building up the surface of the floor from substrate through to final floor finish, including energy-saving Isowarm Underfloor Heating, Isocrete floor screed, damp proof membrane, acoustic layer and Flowcrete floor finish, as well as a soft floor covering if required. “The service is also beneficial for industrial clients, particularly in the food and beverage sector where the complete service includes the repair, restoration or re-laying of the concrete slab, the supply and installation of a damp proof membrane and Isocrete Floor Screed. “The works are completed with the

design, supply and installation of a stainless steel drainage system in addition to an antimicrobial polyurethane resin floor finish. “The highest quality materials are used, and the process operates within the quality standard ISO EN 9001 and the environmental standard ISO 14001. “Professional indemnity insurance is also available and Isocrete Project Management is a full member of the Underfloor Heating Manufacturers’ Association (UHMA).” More details can be found at Enquiry No.262 .

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Charter Integr8 built-in security shutters seamlessly integrate into the fabric of a building without compromising the building’s design and without compromising its security. Cleverly concealed within a structural lintel, Charter Integr8 shutters are completely invisible when open. When closed, they provide rigorous security whilst retaining the integrity of the building design.

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