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Design consultancy Mather & Co. is celebrating this week after winning a contract with The Royal Mint to provide exhibition design and management services for a new brand experience on the site in Llantrisant, South Wales. The £7.7 million visitor centre project will include the creation of an interactive museum experience that will explore The Royal Mint’s prestigious history and showcase 1,100 years of manufacturing. Visitors will also be able to experience a unique tour of the facility, the first time the site has ever officially opened its doors to the public in all of its long history.

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The purpose-built facility will also house a retail shop, café, educational rooms and a live ‘strike your own coin’ interactive. Chris Mather, Managing Director at Mather & Co., said:

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“This is a really exciting project for us to be working on and the project presents an unique challenge to create a visitor attraction within such a high security site. Coins provide a unique insight into history so it’s our vision is to use them to tell the story of the Royal Mint and the many key historical events that have taken place over the years.” Shane Bissett, The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorative Coin and Medals, said: “We were really impressed with Mather & Co.’s ability to realise our vision for the visitor centre. “It’s an ambitious project and we’re working to very tight timescales, which is why we chose a company we felt confident would be able to deliver a world-class visitor experience here at The Royal Mint.”

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MINT GIVES MATHER & CO. SEAL OF APPROVAL

As Britain’s oldest manufacturer, The Royal Mint produces currency for the UK and for over 60 countries worldwide as well as medals and commemorative coins. Whilst some ancient manufacturing skills such as engraving are still utilised today by the 1,000 year old organisation, it goes to great lengths to ensure that it remains relevant in the contemporary world, developing new and innovative business models to manage environmental, social and economic sustainability. The project is due to be completed in spring 2016. The new visitor centre has been made possible after The Royal Mint secured a grant of £2.3million from The Welsh Government to carry out the work, contributing to the total £7.7million costs of the project. For more information please visit www.matherandco.com

families help create moving artwork against killer asbestos "What does the future hold for myself and two sisters who fought for the pleasure of combing the white dust out of our Dad’s thick curly hair? Just kids playing hairdressing. But that image upset my Dad during the nine months he lived and two months after my mother was diagnosed. He felt guilty having brought this on his family whilst doing the job he loved as a master carpenter" continued on page 2

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AGAINST KILLER ASBESTOS Poignant artwork in tribute to those killed by asbestos unveiled in Covent Garden.

12 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING 14 REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD 16 SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION 18 PAINTS, COATINGS & FINISHES

22 GREEN ROOFING, PAVING & DECKING 24 THERMAL & ACOUSTIC INSULATION

SCORES of heart-wrenching messages, written by people who have lost husbands, wives, fathers and children to asbestos-related diseases, are at the centre of a hard-hitting public art installation aimed at highlighting the dangers of exposure to the deadly fibres. Artist Joe Joiner, whose own greatgrandmother died after being exposed to asbestos, has been working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to create Dust To Dust - an interactive installation unveiled today in the gardens of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden to honour the thousands of people who die every year after coming into contact with the killer substance.

Marks & Spencer Newcastle unveils impressive new look eco store

Northumberland Street store stands-out with 167 square metre green wall taking centre stage.

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Marks & Spencer on Northumberland Street has been unveiled today as one of the most eco-friendly and visually impressive stores in the north east, with the most striking development being a 167 square metre green wall on the side of the building.

The official launch of the new look store was marked with an event that also celebrated the start of British Summer time. Members of the public were treated to a relaxation area with decked chairs, M&S food samples, and a 32 BUILDING WITH TIMBER ‘selfie spot’ was even set aside for 34 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS people to have fun capturing their very own #greenwallselfie. 36 PRODUCT NEWS The creation of the green wall, & INNOVATIONS which is irrigated by rainwater

More than 50 grieving family members have added their own personal messages to the piece, created as part of HSE’s Beware Asbestos campaign. The artwork is made up of two huge glass boxes, inside which the messages float around representing a breathing pair of lungs. The messages themselves symbolise the microscopic asbestos fibres that can be unknowingly breathed in if tradespeople do not take the right safety measures to protect themselves. These fibres can prove lethal causing deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer.

week from asbestos related diseases. This artwork is testament to the devastating impact this deadly substance has on families everywhere and illustrates that it is more important than ever to ensure workers take the simple steps that will help to keep them safe." The HSE has created a free web app for phones, tablets and laptops that helps tradespeople easily identify where they could come into contact with the deadly material and gives them tailored help on how to deal with the risks. To get the web app please visit www.beware-asbestos.info/news. For more information on asbestos safety please visit www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/trade sperson.htm

Intelligent door sensors, LED fridge lighting and a new heat reclaim system will all help to improve M&S Newcastle’s energy efficiency by 20% whilst enhancing the customer experience. Mike Barry, Director of Plan A, M&S’s eco and ethical programme to become the world’s most sustainable retailer, said: “M&S Newcastle is one of our most important stores so the finished green wall and store’s eco energy refit is hugely exciting for everyone at M&S. We hope the completion of this project will boost Northumberland Street, and provide our customers with an improved shopping experience. The green wall is a real standout, and with summer just around the corner we hope it will continue to flourish” To further mark the occasion, M&S has also donated 100 of the same plants used in the green wall to three local Primary Schools which are part of Newcastle City Council’s Enviro schools programme; St John Vianney RC, Canning Street Primary and Broadway East First School. These are a selection of plants helped to create the green wall which include species such as Sea

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Adam Hills, HSE inspector, said: "Asbestos is a very real danger to tradespeople today. In fact, 20 tradespeople on average die every and has been made using nearly 16,000 individual plants, features alongside a number of other ecofriendly changes in-store.

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Pink, Thyme, Cranesbill, Wood Rush, Hebe and Ferns. Nikki McKidd, Store Manager at M&S Newcastle, said: “What a great way to officially unveil our new look store. It has been fantastic to see so many people join us today to learn more about the changes that have been made and to appreciate our impressive green wall that will offer a source of nectar for butterflies and bees and seeds for birds. Our customers have been very patient whilst works to make the store more eco-friendly have been underway and today goes to show that shoppers are in great support of it. Now we can’t wait for the summer weather to take hold so we can see the green wall in all its glory!”

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Enjoy the beauty of the bathroom – while looking after water and saving money! Global water consumption has now reached levels that cannot be sustained and is impacting on our planet’s ecosystem so legislation is being introduced to combat the problem. As part of ongoing environmental efforts, Abacus Manufacturing Group’s Vessini brand now incorporates a range of flow limiters for its basins, bidets, bath and shower mixers to help reduce water usage without affecting performance or design. Vessini offers all the elements to complete a bathroom and reducing water consumption in these bathrooms to help preserve natural resources is high on the agenda. The flow limiters are compatible with Vessini brassware marked with the

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Franke is making household waste recycling even easier with the introduction of its new, easy to install 300 Series Sorter Systems, which provide hygienic and convenient plastic bins that fit neatly into any standard 450mm and 600mm base cabinets for the ultimate flexible and convenient alternative to a conventional waste bin. Part of their Specialist Range, the 300 Series sorters feature a soft-close mechanism and can be mounted on a standard cabinet side wall and for each cabinet size, the 22 litre and 10 litre bins can be configured as a duo

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Global water consumption has now reached levels that cannot be sustained and is impacting on our planet’s ecosystem so legislation is being introduced to combat the problem. The use of flow limiters with Abacus Manufacturing Group’s Vessini brassware helps meet Part G of the Building Regulations which require that each new build domestic property, and change of use renovation, be subject to a maximum daily water consumption per person. Similarly, their use helps towards achieving the water consumption limits demanded by the Code for Sustainable Homes which planning authorities require when granting permission for social housing developments.

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‘ECO’ logo. Fitting them within a residential property can save hundreds of pounds in water bills and reduces energy use since less water needs to be heated for showering and bathing. The basin/bidet mixer flow limiters come in 5L and 3L versions while the flow limiter for exposed mixers and wall outlets is available in 9L and 6L options.

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or trio. This allows bottles, cans, paper or organic waste to be segregated as required for composting or disposal, depending on the household’s individual recycling needs. The robust bins have handles so are easily lifted in and out for emptying, cleaning and carrying and for securing waste bags. A lid closes over the sorters to contain odours and the roll-out carrier is fully waterproof, simple to dismantle and easy to clean. Says Jeanette Ward, communications manager at Franke:

Saniflo plumbs the possibility in British homes The vast array of pumps, macerators and other plumbing products available on the market today makes it possible for a kitchen, bathroom or utility facility to be installed in a home anywhere a water supply can reach. That’s the message clearly communicated in a new graphic – The Domestic Range Solutions – designed by the experts at Saniflo showing a diagram of a multi storey domestic property that functions solely using a combination of Saniflo pumps, macerators, WCs and other products. The easy to follow diagram provides 18 suggestions for the most suitable products to be used in a twobedroom home, including some trickier plumbing scenarios such as an ensuite in an attic and a utility facility in a basement. Customer Services and Marketing Manager of Saniflo UK, Ann Boardman, comments: “The diagram shows how it’s possible to plumb an entire property using a combination of Saniflo products making it easier for our customers to

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“If householders weren’t already sorting their recyclable waste, now is a good time to start as local authorities now have to collect waste paper, metal, plastic and glass separately. Our 300 Series Sorters make it really easy for householders to sort their kitchen waste and are a welcome addition to any kitchen design. Installation into a standard cabinet means they can be retrofitted easily for a quick and simple way to organise the recycling.” The Sorter 300 System complements Franke’s existing Sorter Solo System for standard cabinets and its Sorter 350 drawer systems, which can be fitted with most soft-close door systems including Blum, Hettich and Grass. ❚ enquiry 100 www.mclink.co.uk/875-100

understand that thanks to Saniflo products it’s possible to have a kitchen, bathroom or utility facility anywhere a water supply can reach in a home. For decades we’ve made it possible for British homeowners to improve and adapt their homes and even create extra facilities outside the house, such as in a garden room at the bottom of the garden. With such a wide range of products available it can be a challenge knowing the most appropriate products to choose. This diagram make the selection process easy.” The Domestic Range Solutions graphic is available from Saniflo stockists across the country.

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TECHNAL FAÇADE SYSTEMS FOR FIRST NEW MARKET TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE UK FOR THREE DECADES –––––––––– A range of architectural aluminium glazing systems from Technal has been used for the redevelopment of Moor Market in Sheffield – the only new, purpose-built market to be constructed in the UK in the last 30 years. The £18 million project for Sheffield City Council

glazing. This system gave us the benefit of discrete

is a vibrant addition to the city centre, replacing

50mm sight lines and clear expanses of glass to

the Castle Market which had fallen into disrepair.

create a striking entrance to the market hall.”

The new building forms part of the first phase of the major redevelopment of The Moor, one of Sheffield’s primary retail sites, and features a striking glass canopied roof, copper shingle

“We are pleased to report that all Technal’s glazing systems are performing well and we would certainly consider them again for other projects.”

including Trame for horizontal or vertical emphasis, visible grid, beaded, sloped, acoustic,

cladding and timber arches. The architects were

The projecting roof is clad in triangular brass

and roof glazing for a wide variety of architectural

Leslie Jones Architecture and the main contractor,

shingles and supported by glulam-timber struts.

compositions. Each option uses the same mullion

Bowmer and Kirkland.

These have created a ‘geodesic’ arch, which is

and transom grid, giving specifiers all the design

formed from a network of triangles connected by

and construction advantages of one fully

124 steel nodes. Internally, the building is a

integrated system.

The brief for the two-storey scheme was to create a landmark building and 73,000ft2 of retail space for over 180 market stalls for local traders. The contemporary design of the building envelope takes its inspiration from classic European markets with the use of ‘timber weave’ cladding alternating

modern interpretation of a traditional market hall with extensive use of exposed timber, which was chosen for its aesthetic as well as its structural and environmental qualities.

with projecting courses of red brickwork – echoing

The Moor Market has strong sustainability

the Victorian red-brick architecture of Sheffield.

credentials, with underfloor heating and energy-

Over 1,200m2 of Technal’s GEODE-MX SG structural glazing were used for the scheme’s

efficient cooling and lighting incorporated into its design to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

perimeter and brass-clad entrance arch. This

Technal’s specially-designed ‘toggle’ system offers

façade option has a specially-designed ‘toggle’

an alternative to structural sealant glazing. It gives

which removes the need for silicone to hold the

the benefit of clear sight lines, no caps, flush

glazed units in place, making it faster and simpler

corners for greater transparency, and high quality

to install. The curtain walling was faceted to

aesthetics with uninterrupted spans of glass to

follow the curved contours of the building’s

maximise natural light and architectural appeal.

entrance and spans up to 13m high. This contrasts

The GEODE-MX suite has a number of other

with the rectangular frames of the ground floor

design options for low to high rise façades,

retail units created from a mix of GEODE-MX Visible Grid and GEODE-MX SG curtain walling – demonstrating the design flexibility of Technal’s GEODE-MX suite. This was a particularly challenging façade project because the roof lights are located on the facet. Allowances also had to be made in the glazing specification for a degree of movement of the building structure. Technal’s top hung actuated casement windows were used to form the large clerestory roof lights and north facing roof lights for natural ventilation. All of the systems were finished in a low maintenance ‘slate grey’ polyester powder coating.

According to Magnus Wills, Project Architect at Leslie Jones Architecture, “We were looking for a range of façade systems that would reflect the building’s contemporary appearance. A key design requirement for the curtain walling was to have slim sight lines to maximise natural light. We achieved this with the use of Technal’s structural

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New Stove Size Estimator APP From Charlton & Jenrick Want a wood burning stove in your room but not sure what kW size stove you require? The new Stoveright App from Charlton & Jenrick can help. The free to purchase App will calculate your room’s heat requirement before choosing your ideal size of Fireline or Purevision stove.

brands of stoves comments “the question we most commonly get asked is what size stove do I require for my room? This App was designed to make it an easy process for anyone considering purchasing a wood burning stove”.

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Polypipe launches new domus duct products for improved air flow and control Polypipe Ventilation, manufacturer of market-leading domestic and light commercial ventilation systems, has added two exciting new products to its

Timóleon stacks the odds in owners' favour for Newbury’s energy stakes Purchasers of the new luxury homes being built alongside one of England's most famous racecourses will not only have access to attractive local amenities and excellent transport links, but thanks to the developer's commitment to sustainability and the involvement of Timóleon Limited, residents will enjoy a comfortable living environment with low running costs. Newbury Racecourse is a high spec development of luxury houses and apartments by David Wilson Homes offering views of the course itself and surrounding countryside, where prices span from £183,000 to £880,000. The three-storey townhouses are being constructed to achieve high insulation standards, while underfloor heating systems from Timóleon's range have been

Tenants take control of heating costs and comfort with Danfoss room thermostats Danfoss TP5000M Si programmable room thermostats are part of the energy saving heating specification for Councilowned housing managed by Dale and Valley Homes in County Durham. The high efficiency heating controls are installed in thousands of properties to give tenants greater control of room temperatures and their energy use.

More details on the App and our ranges of stoves can be found on our website at www.charltonandjenrick.co.uk

Domus range of ducting systems: high efficiency 90° bends and a new inlet/outlet plenum with integral flow control device. Part of the Green Line range of energy efficient ventilation systems and accessories, the new Domus 90° bends provide up to 60% reduction in resistance to air flow, significantly lowering a duct system’s total pressure loss and therefore overall energy usage. The unique design of the Domus Green Line 90° bends results in reduced air speed through the bend, thus lowering system noise as well as smoothing the air flow, thereby helping to achieve higher air flow rates when required. All of these factors improve home specified in order to help optimize heat delivery. In total each of these six town houses are heated by some 950 metres of the high transmittance pipework. Across all of the 16 houses on this exclusive estate there will be more than 13,000 metres of pipework and over 40 Axios manifolds consumed; including several nine-port models. All of the materials for the underfloor heating within the Newbury Racecourse development are being supplied through Timóleon’s stockist PVC Building Supplies of Southampton. Overall the selection of systems and products from Timóleon’s range has facilitated the fast and effective installation of high output underfloor heating, which offers occupants rapid heat delivery while helping to optimize energy efficiency. ❚ enquiry 106 www.mclink.co.uk/875-106

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owner comfort as well as making central ventilation systems easier to specify. Also for use with Polypipe’s Domus 204x60mm Supertube rigid duct system is a new plenum with integral flow control device which can be used to regulate system air flows. This new adaption enables the inlet/outlet plenum to be connected directly to a stylish architectural grille, taking away the need to fit a room-mounted adjustable air valve and instead giving specifiers, installers and homeowners alike the opportunity to match interior décor schemes.

The Danfoss TP5000M Si offers reliability, ease of use and enhanced home comfort and economy with advanced functionality such as Danfoss’ chrono-proportional control. This modulating mode calculates how long the heating needs to stay ‘on’ to achieve optimum comfort and boiler efficiency. Proven in ‘real world’ tests conducted by

Danfoss, chrono-proportional room temperature control can result in a potential 10% reduction in energy consumption by the heating system compared with a slower reacting mechanical thermostat. In addition to energy savings, Danfoss’ smart room thermostat has a Service Interval function to help social housing managers like Dale and Valley Homes meet the boiler servicing requirements of Gas Safety Regulation 36, as Terry Cranston, Health and Safety Coordinator for Dale and Valley Homes explains: “Danfoss has incorporated an audible and visual warning system into the unit to remind customers when servicing is due. There is also a facility which can be activated to reduce heating output if the due date passes. Full heating operation can only be restored by one of our authorised installers.” ❚ enquiry 105 www.mclink.co.uk/875-105

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Wood Energy boiler is ‘Shore’ thing for seaweed plant Biomass heating pioneer Wood Energy has extended its reach to the furthest shores of the UK, with the installation of a 999kW Binder wood chip boiler, at a unique Outer Hebridean production plant. Hitched to a drying mill at the state of the art Uist Asco production facility on North Uist Island, the fully automatic boiler uses timber from the company’s own renewable supply to process Knotted Wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum) seaweed, freshly har-

vested from the shores of the island, into feedstuffs and organic fertilizer for the agricultural sector. It is estimated that around six million tonnes of wood is wasted by being sent to landfill in the UK each year and that the forestry industry wastes enough biomass annually to heat 1,500,000 homes. But the highly efficient and robust Binder unit - which has a low ash residue and the capability to burn fuel with moisture content of up to 55% (the same as a freshly felled tree) - will allow Asco to make full use of even the very low grade brash and branch wood material recovered from its sustainable forestry operations.

ation team has delivered over 100,000kW of medium and largesized projects across the UK and has the exclusive UK market rights for Binder and Hargassner biomass boilers – both made in Austria and acknowledged for their high quality, controllability, efficiency and longevity. ❚ enquiry 107 www.mclink.co.uk/875-107

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Ecodan heat pumps now offer EPC cashback Incentive (RHI), the world’s first, long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. Mitsubishi Electric has teamed up with Green Deal advice service ‘Easy EPC’ to offer homeowners a full cashback on the cost of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a Green Deal Assessment (GDA). The six-month promotion is being launched on 9th April to coincide with the first anniversary of the Governments Renewable Heat

All Ecodan systems (outdoor unit and cylinder) purchased, installed and commissioned between 9th April 2015 and 9th October 2015 will be eligible for a refund of £147.95. This applies to anyone who has bought the system between these dates, and also had the Green Deal / EPC assessment carried out by Easy EPC To apply for this promotion a simple application form needs to

be completed, this can be downloaded from the Mitsubishi Electric heating website and is located in the homeowners section. Applications require documentary evidence of purchase of the Ecodan and cylinder package from Mitsubishi Electric and EPC/Green Deal assessment from Easy EPC, and both must be within the promotional period and for the same property. ❚ enquiry 108 www.mclink.co.uk/875-108


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PURMO'S STYLISH NEW LEROS IS 'GREEN' AND BLACK

Leading heating manufacturer Purmo has launched the Leros, a distinctive and stylish new bathroom ladder style radiator. The Leros comes in standard white, but is also stocked in a radical textured matte black for a super-fast lead time for this highly attractive and unusual finish.

With excellent green credentials, the highly

elegant bathrooms, although its pure

tested thermostatic radiator valves in

Because it is stocked in matte textured

energy efficient Leros is also perfect for use

sculptural lines will look great in other

either straight or angled versions as

black S0141, there is no additional charge

with low temperature heating systems,

rooms too.

required to allow careful control of the

for this exciting new finish, but the Leros

Leros.

is also available in the full range of RAL

despite being a hot new model. Leros has larger than average 28mm diameter tubes and spacious gaps to allow for really easy towel placing and storage.

The Leros is also easy to fit and highly versatile, with four connections to give

CE marked to assure its impressive

either bottom left and right or central

output, the Leros comes with Purmo’s

and special colours as a special order at an additional cost.

connections for a neat, discreet installation.

famous ten year guarantee. Four wall

Prices for the Leros start at £ £603 +VAT

Perfect for urban chic and contemporary

When the radiator is connected in a right

brackets hold the radiator securely in place

for the matte black finish and £482 +VAT

interiors, the Leros will also blend in more

and left connection installation, two of the

to allow for carefree use with plenty of

for standard white.

traditional settings with its broad lines,

pipes are isolated and do not contain

towels, while the widely spaced pipes

which echo earlier times in heating history.

water, so that the overall water content is

make this a very hygienic and open

This ground-breaking design is perfect for

reduced. Purmo also provides tried and

design.

Trend’s new space sensors and displays provide a room with a view Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), has announced the next generation of its room display (RD) and room sensor (RS) solutions. Designed with industry leading levels of functionality and user friendliness, they offer temperature sensing and display, in either °C or °F, along with a choice of humidity and/or CO2 related information. Building on the success of Trend’s existing products, the new range is both technically superior and visually attractive, with KOSF functionality – temperature sensor, setpoint adjustment, occupation override, occupation status display and fan speed control – all incorporated into the basic models. There are four variants in each of the RD and RS ranges, offering installers and end users maximum levels of flexibility, and Trend is currently developing a version that will boast a colour touchscreen user interface. Suitable for use in all types of residential and commercial environments including offices, meeting rooms, hospitals and hotels, the

intuitive display meets the demands of users who are familiar with the kind of configurability and customisation found in devices such as smartphones and tablets. Each device has the ability to provide the user with either a relative ‘warmer-cooler’ setpoint adjustment, or absolute temperature adjustment. Meanwhile, an installer mode has optional password protection to allow temperature and humidity calibration, adjustment of setpoint range limits and modification of override time. The sensor or values to be shown in the home screen can also be selected. Both the RD and RS ranges can be integrated with Trend’s industry leading IQeco and IQ4 control devices, and are also WallBus compatible – meaning that rather than being wired individually into inputs, they sit on a twisted pair bus configuration. This makes wiring easier, frees up inputs, while also offering plug and play functionality. Kieran Malone, product & marketing manager at Trend Control Systems, commented, ‘Our new room sensors and displays have been designed with functionality and ease of use to the fore. Information is displayed in a way that enables a room’s occupants to quickly ascertain temperature, humidity and CO2 levels, and take appropriate action to optimise comfort conditions to meet their requirements.’ For further information please use our fast and efficient reader enquiry service. ❚ enquiry 111 www.mclink.co.uk/875-111

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Hitachi to showcase its High Temp Heat Pump at Installer2015 Joining over 70 leading plumbing and heating manufacturers, Hitachi Heating – part of Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS – is exhibiting at the new Installer2015 national heating and plumbing trade show at Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 12th to 14th May. Hitachi Heating – part of Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS – is delighted to be exhibiting alongside 70 leading plumbing and heating manufacturers at Installer2015.

Hitachi is taking the opportunity to exhibit three of its key air source heat pump products taken from the innovative Yutaki domestic heating product line up. A previous winner of Heating Manufacturer of the Year at the InstallerLive Awards in 2011, the monobloc Yutaki-M has one of the best COPs on the market and requires no internal module inside the home with all refrigeration sealed in the outdoor unit. This is perfect for smaller properties where space is at a premium, and can either be used as an alternative or installed in addition to a traditional boiler. Yutaki-S and high temperature Yutaki-S80 are both split heat pumps and are ideal for new build and

renovation projects with their exceptional performance for heating, domestic hot water and cooling. All Hitachi’s Yutaki air source heat pumps are MCS approved, eligible for domestic RHI and have domestic hot water (DHW) Legionella Protection and a five-year warranty as standard. “We’re delighted to be involved in Installer2015 and will be demonstrating just how easy it is to install our products,” said Alastair Kay, Area Sales Manager - Heating. “Heating installers and plumbers may find the idea of installing products with cooling circuits daunting but we’ll be holding some practical demonstrations to prove it’s actually pretty straightforward for anyone already familiar with handling copper piping and trunking,” he concluded.

“We’re excited to be showcasing our high temperature Yutaki-S80 heat pump at Installer2015. We’ll also be launching our brand new Hitachi heat pump quote tool at the show and demonstrating our recentlyupdated HiToolKit for Home product selection software, so there will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to get ‘hands on’ if they visit us on stand F60,” concluded Andy Hooper, Sales Manager - Heating. For more information about Hitachi’s Yutaki product range with five-year manufacturer’s warranty, visit www.hitachiheating.com or use our fast and efficient reader enquiry service. ❚ enquiry 112 www.mclink.co.uk/875-112


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SOLARLEC - WWW.SOLARLEC.COM as nationwide installers and energy advisors, has been awarded a 99% customer satisfaction rating in an independent survey carried out by iwa.biz, the Independent Warranty Association which provides solar panel customers with deposit protection and insurance schemes.

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Solar customer satisfaction for fifth year running Happy customers have given a renewables firm glowing feedback for the fifth consecutive year in an independent survey. Solarlec, which has offices in Burnley, Carlisle and Exeter as well

Continuing Carbon Trust recognition for renewables firm Award-winning energy firm Solarlec has been announced as a Carbon Trust accredited supplier of renewable solutions for another 12 months. Based in Burnley, Carlisle and Exeter with installers and energy advisors nationwide, Solarlec says this latest recognition from the Carbon Trust is proof of the fantastic work they are completing in helping homes and businesses to adopt greener energy solutions.  Geoff Smyth, head of technology at the Carbon Trust, said: "Solarlec is accredited in recognition of their

The rating tops last year's 98% classification, and follows similarly glowing reports of 98% for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 99% for 2010. Solarlec supplies more than 150 solar PV systems across the UK every month.  Sarah Wallis from the Independent Warranty Association, iwa.biz, said: "We take this opportunity of congratulating Solarlec and their staff for achieving this rating and track record in designing and delivery high quality energy efficient biomass, solar PV and solar thermal solutions."  The Carbon Trust's accredited supplier scheme is a quality standard which recognises high quality suppliers and is verified by independent sources. Suppliers must meet stringent criteria to demonstrate their capability to deliver well designed and efficient renewable energy solutions. What's more, only Carbon Trust accredited suppliers earn a coveted spot in the Green Business Directory.  Ged Rowbottom, director at Solarlec, said: "The Carbon Trust is a leading industry body and as such this ongoing recognition is nationwide coverage to domestic and commercial customers. 

Ged Rowbottom from Solarlec (third from left) with representatives from LG.

Solarlec springs forward with LG partnership Renewable energy company Solarlec is bouncing into spring after becoming an approved partner of global solar manufacturer LG. The company was presented with the LG Installer Award 2014 by LG Electronics Deutschland last month following another successful 12 months working as a preferred supplier of the manufacturer's solar panels.  Solarlec is one of just 200 carefully selected LG solar PV partners in Europe.  With offices in Burnley, Carlisle and Exeter plus energy advisors and in-house installers working all over the UK, Solarlec offers

LG is one of a number of leading suppliers to name Solarlec as an official partner - Solarlec also designs and specifies PV systems from manufacturers including Sharp, Panasonic and Sunpower. Ged Rowbottom, director at Solarlec, said: "LG produce fantastic products and we are honoured to work alongside them as a trusted partner.  "LG's world class solar panels are now tested to four times the recommended IEC standard which gives them an estimated 50year lifespan with only 1.4% loss of performance over this period. This is phenomenal news for our customers and one of the many reasons we specify LG products time and time again."  Michael Harre, vice president of LG's EU Solar Business Group said: "We would like to warmly congratulate Solarlec for its extensive expertise, knowledge of the solar industry, excellent customer service and successful sale of LG products. We wish them every success in our future together."  LG is aiming to further improve its product offering by bringing out ground breaking new technology in the form of a 320W panel later this year, with a 350W panel set to follow in 2016. ❚ enquiry 119 www.mclink.co.uk/875-119

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confirm that IWA will continue to promote Solarlec via our customers' helpline with confidence, relaying this high achievement percentage to potential customers." Solarlec director Ged Rowbottom said: "‘Maintaining high levels of customer service is an absolute priority at Solarlec and the entire team works hard to achieve this across the board.  "This independent surveys looks at every aspect of the process of purchasing solar panels so it's heartening to gain recognition for the professionalism that goes into every single installation. We look forward to another fantastic year ahead." ❚ enquiry 116 www.mclink.co.uk/875-116 the highest praise we could receive for our hard work and dedication to supplying first class renewable systems to homes and businesses. Being a Carbon Trust accredited supplier also enables us to offer business customers funding through the Siemens Energy Efficiency Financing Fund, which can make renewable systems cash neutral from day one."  ❚ enquiry 117 www.mclink.co.uk/875-117

Solarlec directors Ged Rowbottom, Simon Bland and Nick Keighley.

Solar going strong 20 years on is great news, says Solarlec Renewable energy firm Solarlec has applauded the results of a recent test to determine if one of the first solar panel systems installed in the UK is still performing on its 20th anniversary. Solarlec has spoken out about the test, which has been carried out on the UK's first ever grid-connected solar PV system to find out if it still has a 95% generation rate.  The domestic solar system, installed and connected on a ‘self-sufficient'

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Solarlec installs solar panels at Travis Perkins Cheshire distribution centre Leading UK building and home improvement group Travis Perkins has had solar panels installed by renewables firm Solarlec to power its new regional distribution centre near Warrington, Cheshire. The Travis Perkins Group chose Solarlec, which has offices in Burnley, Carlisle and Exeter with installers and energy advisors nationwide, to complete the installation after the company fitted solar panels onto one of its Wickes stores in Sutton last year. Solarlec designed and installed a 157.5kW solar PV system on the new purpose-built distribution centre, which serves all 16 of the Travis Perkins Group's companies and a total of 1900 UK sites, using Solfex Enhance solar panels. The solar panels are predicted to save the Travis Perkins Group £9,862.30 on energy bills over the next 12 months alone, securing £11,823 in feed-in tariff subsidies over the course of their first year. Over the next 25 years, the system's combined benefit is predicted to be around £907,161.21. property in Nottinghamshire 20 years ago - along with the UK's first SMA inverter - was tipped to be 20% less efficient 20 years on. But tests revealed the system was still going strong - its performance had in fact only deteriorated by a mere 5%. Solarlec, which installs solar PV and biomass systems across the UK and operates from office bases in Burnley, Carlisle and Exeter, said this was fantastic news for today's solar-powered homes and businesses.  Director Ged Rowbottom said: "Solar is still in its relative infancy so it's incredibly reassuring for customers to know their systems can perform above and beyond systems for another 12 months. 

One of Solarlec's biomass installations.

Solarlec's biomass seal of approval Renewable energy firm Solarlec is marking a successful start to 2015 by celebrating an industry seal of approval for its biomass boiler installations. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme carried out its yearly assessment at Solarlec and confirmed the company's status as an official provider of biomass boiler

The MCS is the official body for the renewable energy industry and companies must hold official accreditation to supply products and carry out installations customers who buy from unapproved suppliers risk failing to be eligible for feed-in tariff payments from their energy supplier through the government's cash back scheme. Director Ged Rowbottom said: "Biomass is a rapidly growing part of our business so it's fantastic to get the industry thumbs up for the hard work we've put into this area over the past 12 months.  "We're dedicated to helping our customers save money, reduce their carbon footprint and benefit from

Haydn Young, group energy manager for Travis Perkins, said: "It's my job to look at ways the group can reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions. As a group we pay large carbon levies so the choice of solar will reduce our total energy costs and therefore reduce our carbon emissions." The solar panel system at the centre is set to save 1.5 million kg of carbon dioxide over the next 25 years. Solarlec's national sales manager Darryl Redhead said: "Commercial companies like the Travis Perkins Group choose solar because it's an easy install with no moving parts and it's virtually maintenance-free. "Of course, you've got the added bonus that your roof is going to produce an income and ultimately substantially reduce energy bills." ❚ enquiry 118 www.mclink.co.uk/875-118

Solar panels fitted by Solarlec at Travis Perkins' regional distribution centre in Appleton, near Warrington, Cheshire.

WATCH: A video about the installation here: https://youtu.be/Go2iX8W-ff0 expectations far into the future." The system formed part of a multitude of energy efficient measures designed and fitted at The Autonomous House in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, by Brenda and Robert Vale.  So far, it has generated 33MWh of electricity over its 20-year lifespan that's a financial saving of nearly £5,495 in today's prices - and this will continue to increase as time goes on. Back in 1994, the solar system had an estimated 200-year payback time. Over the past 20 years, this has dropped to just five years on average. ❚ enquiry 120 www.mclink.co.uk/875-120 government subsidies and switching to a biomass boiler is such an effective way to tick all three boxes. We're proud to be leading the way for UK biomass installations."  A representative from the Microgeneration Certificate scheme confirmed that Solarlec, which has its head office in Burnley with regional bases in Carlisle and Exeter, as well as energy advisors and fitters nationwide, "demonstrated during visit and inspection a professional approach to how they operate."  Biomass boilers can replace oil, gas or LPG boilers in domestic or commercial properties, reducing energy bills by up to 75%. ❚ enquiry 121 www.mclink.co.uk/875-121


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DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING

A NEW HORIZON FOR THE LUMEN BESPOKE RANGE OF ROOFLIGHTS Lumen has launched its new rooflight, the Horizon. The timber rooflight is handmade in the UK from Accoya which is renowned for its durability, stability and sustainability.

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SaintGobain glass issue six new glass apps With Saint-Gobain celebrating its 350th anniversary this year the company’s glass division, Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd continues the innovation that has made them a world leader in the manufacturing of flat glass by launching six new apps designed to improve the purchase and specification experience of its customers. Saint-Gobain Glass has always been dedicated to providing the best in customer service & support and these new apps are testament to this. Available on both Android and iPhone, users can pick up Glass Compass, Glass Vision, Glass Design, Glass dBstation, Glass Façade and GlassPro in the app store now.

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Glass Compass determines the best performing glass for your windows based on the geographical location of your home and its orientation. Glass Vision virtual app aids you in choosing the right interior glass for your home and office through augmented reality. Glass Design is a visual showcase of interior projects where Saint-Gobain Glass products have been used. Glass dBstation is all about acoustics. Glass Façade is a visual showcase of aesthetic versatility. GlassPro is an interactive app which simulates a realistic image synthesis of different products on facades of buildings. Enabling the user to visualise the rendering of a glazing product under various lighting conditions and several interior design settings, this particular app is only available on iOS. Download the apps today to see how they can benefit your business. ❚ enquiry 123 www.mclink.co.uk/875-123 Completed in August 2014, the three storey building will accommodate more than 200 employees, providing flexible working spaces, conference areas and a restaurant. The building comprises three interconnected blocks, with the main entrance located in the centre. Designed by Cornish Architects, the building employs a number of energy efficient technologies to maintain a comfortable environment for occupants. Perhaps most striking of these technologies is an external solar shading solution applied to south-facing elevations.

The Lumen Horizon incorporates a high performance triple glazed Pilkington Activ self-clean unit and is crafted entirely from sustainable sourced Accoya timber. The Lumen Horizon is produced from Accoya as it provides compelling environmental advantages over other hardwoods, has superior dimensional stability and boasts exceptional durability, offering a 50 year life span. The Horizon is available in a variety of colours on both the inside and out. Available as a fixed casement design, manual or electric actuation for ventilation, the Lumen Horizon is designed for use on a flat or low pitch roof construction including lead, zinc sheet, copper and asphaltic material. It can be supplied with or without Lumen’s unique Horizon insulated kerb system.

Levolux gets stuck in for Henkel A new 36,000 sq foot office development for Henkel, a global leader in brands and technologies, is bringing together its UK workforce in Hemel Hempstead, into a more comfortable, energy efficient building, which is equipped with an external Solar Shading solution from Levolux.

Lumen Managing Director, Paul Trace, said: “As the UK’s leading supplier of bespoke rooflights we understand that builders, architects and homeowners do not always want an off the shelf product. That’s why we offer more choice in the specification process than any other rooflight manufacturer. “With the Horizon, we have developed a ground-breaking British made rooflight, using only the highest quality products. The combination of the Accoya timber frame and Pilkington triple glazed units allow the Horizon to boast an impressive thermal and environmental performance.” The Lumen Horizon combines the latest in rooflight technology with British craftsmanship to provide an extremely durable, low maintenance rooflight, proven to withstand all types of external environments. For information on the new Horizon rooflight please contact Lumen on 0330 300 1090, email info@lumenrooflight.co.uk or visit www.lumenrooflight.co.uk ❚ enquiry 126 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-126

Comar 5P.i ECO+ Thermally efficient Polyamide Insulation (P.i) casement window system, designed for aesthetics, security and performance. Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems constantly look for ways to exceed what the market demands. Current trends are for window and door systems to provide aesthetics as well as achieve environmental, security, thermal efficiency and life cycle targets. Therefore, Comar are pleased to launch their latest development: the Comar 5P.i ECO+ range. Comar 5P.i ECO+ has been designed to

Henkel, which operates worldwide with leading brands including Sellotape, Pritt, Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Right Guard aspires to a “One Henkel” concept. This is reflected by its investment in a new UK headquarters building, with its cool Aerofoil Fins from Levolux. This state-ofthe-art development will empower its employees to work better together under one roof. ❚ enquiry 124 www.mclink.co.uk/875-124 perform, whilst backed by Comar’s market leading delivery. Comar 5P.i ECO+ offers additional thermal performance to the Comar ECO product range: by extending the polyamide strips and inserting thermal foam, this product range will provide a future-proof solution for casement windows meeting U-values up to 2016. With more and more onus on the environment, window and door systems must be sustainable. Using aluminium the Comar 5P.i ECO+ system is 100% recyclable. Aluminium can be recycled an infinite number of times with no loss to its capability. Comar operates an Environmental Management System certified to ISO 140001. Due to its slim profiles, the Comar 5P.i ECO+ range weighs less than 0.79Kg per linear metre and therefore achieves a Green Guide A+ rating, which can help specifiers achieve the highest BREEAM levels. For added reassurance Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems holds both a Kitemark and Secured by Design licence for its ECO product range. ❚ enquiry 125 www.mclink.co.uk/875-125


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ISO Chemie tape for air tightness joints at unique Passivhaus project A unique modular new build project has been completed using ISO-Chemie’s ISO-TOP Flex Tape to provide improved airtight sealing of internal joints. Schoolmasters is a low energy prefab house which was built in several sections in a south coast of England factory before be transported 600 miles to Aberdeen, Scotland.

THE ENTERPRISE CENTRE ACHIEVES OUTSTANDING RESULTS ON FIRST PASSIVHAUS TEST The UK’s greenest commercial building, The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, has passed its first airtightness tests with flying colours. The Centre, which has been developed by the Adapt Low Carbon Group and delivered by construction, infrastructure and design company Morgan Sindall plc, with architects and Passivhaus designers Architype, has passed its first test with an amazingly low score of 0.31 ACH @ 50 Pa - almost half the requisite level of air leakage to achieve Passivhaus. This level of airtightness is almost unheard of for a commercial building and only usually achieved anywhere after several testing sessions have taken place. Work on the landmark scheme is nearing completion and the airtightness tests are a critical element in measuring how energy efficient the building is and how ‘passive’ it will be. The rigorous tests measure how much air escapes from, or enters into, a building every hour. In order to be a Passivhaus development, a building can only lose or gain 0.6 per cent of its internal air volume in that period. The project team’s primary aim is to ensure that any potential gaps in the building are sealed and that it is as airtight as possible. Airtightness is crucial to the effectiveness of a Passivhaus building. The connections between the various components of the building, such as the floor-to-wall, wall-to-roof or window junctions, are often the areas where air leakage can occur, as movement between the different materials can lead to air loss. John French, CEO of the Adapt Low Carbon Group and Project Director for The Enterprise Centre, said: “We’re delighted with the building’s

performance in the recent airtightness tests. The Enterprise Centre has been designed to inspire, and it’s fantastic to see it is already exceeding expectations. “The vision for The Enterprise Centre is that it will become a focal point for green construction expertise, housing a variety of business tenants that specialise in this rapidly growing sector.” Well ahead of its opening, The Enterprise Centre is already proving to be a catalyst for change. Adapt has also set its sights on the Centre fostering innovation, stimulating smarter ways of working, promoting new industry standards and creating new supply chains. The Enterprise Centre will include an innovation lab, 300-seat lecture theatre, flexible workspace, teaching and learning facilities and first class amenities to inspire and facilitate creativity and collaboration – an unparalleled working environment. By placing academic and commercial users side by side, it will encourage students to interact with businesses and be motivated to start their own enterprises. The project is being supported by the UEA, the European Regional Development Fund, BBSRC and the Buildings Research Establishment. It is being managed by the Adapt Low Carbon Group and delivered by principal contractor Morgan Sindall plc. The testing on the building was carried out by BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) (UK). BSRIA is a nonprofit test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services.

There, the six sections and the preformed roof cassettes were reassembled in one day before contractors completed the whole project over the subsequent months

Super low energy sips house ‘riding’ on Marmox ThermoBlock A regional developer specialising in very low energy and PassivHaus projects is making use of the ThermoBlock structural insulation for the first time as part of a bespoke SIPs construction for a client in the East Riding of Yorkshire. RM Developments concentrates

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with the installation of 5.5Kw solar panels, timber cladding and a biomass pellet stove. The 195 sq. m, four bedroomed single storey scheme has been built to Passivhaus standards by sustainable buildings specialist Build Different to showcase how modern methods of construction, combined with hybrid factorybased solutions, can provide comfortable, energy efficient homes. ISO-TOP Flex-Tape is a highly flexible LDPE tape, that’s been specified to provide a fast and effective airtight sealing for the wall and ceiling joints. As well as overlap joints, it bonds the ends of vapour barrier membranes securely to construction materials including wood and masonry and can be applied to a variety of finishes on building eco-friendly, mainly residential properties for individual clients using modern methods of construction with very high insulation standards and featuring renewable energy technologies including heat pumps and PV panels. On its most recent project near York, RM Developments is creating a spacious two storey family home where instead of blockwork or timber frame, the main loadbearing walls are all formed of SIPs- Structural Insulated Panels – or Structural Insulated Panels. These are located on top of the beam and block oversite whose ends are carried by a course of the Marmox

including metal, plastic, fleece or paper. The tape also offers an easyto-apply ‘fit and forget’ high performance solution and compliance with the requirements of DIN 41087 for wind tight connections. Stuart Duncan of Build Different said: “ISO Chemie’s tape’s a great, highly versatile product that’s provides the high levels of air tightness qualities required for ground-breaking, low energy projects like this one.” ❚ enquiry 128 www.mclink.co.uk/875-128

ThermoBlocks in order to prevent heat loss at the critical wall/floor junction. Since Fabric Energy Efficiency Standards (FEES) were incorporated in Part L of the Building Regulations, ThermoBlock is increasingly being used by specifiers to tackle thermal linear losses at both the ground floor and upper level junctions. A 9 N/mm strength version of ThermoBlock is being introduced in addition to the existing 6.5 N/mm product in order to support higher loads in multistorey structures. ❚ enquiry 129 www.mclink.co.uk/875-129

Mapei’s Mapetherm system provides eco-solution at Berwick An External Wall Insulation and protection systemThe Mapetherm System, has been installed throughout an eco-funded refurbishment project in Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the Scottish Borders. The 175-house refurbishment, by Berwick Housing Association, occupies multiple sites across the Borders and includes Cruden and Blackburn-style ‘system-type’ Non-traditional housing. During a twomonth time frame over the winter period, the Mapetherm System was installed on all external walls by Lime Technology Ltd, the total application amounting to 25, 000m2 throughout the mix of social and private dwellings. The system provided a fast, cost effective method of improving the existing thermal performance of the properties, whilst enabling the occupants to remain in their own homes at all times. The Mapetherm System not only offers protective benefits to the structure, but gives the whole estate a fresh, modern, low maintenance decorative finish coat.

Meeting the demands of a steady supply of materials around a residential estate was made possible through UK manufacturing by Mapei, facilitating the demanding fast-track requirements and intense program time frame. The complete Mapei system included Mapetherm EPS+ expanded polystyrene insulation panels, which were bonded to the external walls using Mapei Mapetherm ARI GG one-component cementitious mortar. The polystyrene panels then received a leveling coat of Mapetherm AR1 GG which was reinforced with Mapei Mapetherm Net alkali-resistant glass fibre mesh, prior to the application of a water-repellent silicone base coat primer. All surfaces received a protective and decorative coating of Mapei Silancolor Tonachino textured silicone finish, to the client’s individual specification. For more information on Mapei wall protection systems, please visit www.mapei.co.uk or use the fast and efficient reader enquiry system. ❚ enquiry 130 www.mclink.co.uk/875-130


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Warm and Peaceful Living above the 24/7 Society

Regent Street is having a makeover. Many of its properties are being rejuvenated and a recent example is the conversion of two disused office buildings; Albany House on Regent St and the other in Mortimer St. These have been redeveloped to create twenty four high-spec luxury apartments. Being Grade II listed, the original single glazed sash windows could not be altered in any way so careful thought had to be given to dealing with traffic noise, drafts and heat loss associated with older windows. MSMR architects approached Selectaglaze to assist in developing a solution. Secondary windows fitted with a gap of 100-200mm will achieve noise reductions of at least 45dB.

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One particularly noisy balcony was treated with large hinged secondary doors glazed with 10.8mm laminated glass. The inclusion of Selectaglaze Secondary Glazing contributed towards the properties being awarded an Eco Homes Excellent rating. Selectaglaze, the UK’s leading secondary glazing specialist, was established in 1966 and granted the Royal Warrant in 2004. For further information visit www.selectaglaze.co.uk or use our fast and efficient reader enquiry service. ❚ enquiry 132 www.mclink.co.uk/875-132

The frames are bespoke and tightly sealed which almost eliminates uncomfortable drafts and the use of thermally efficient low emissivity glass reduces heat loss, giving a Uvalue of around 1.9.

Caro Flood Protection Barriers Never has flooding been in the news as much as it is now and never have the Caro WaterWall and WaterDoor Flood Barriers been as popular as they are now! UK’s leading Flood Defence manufacturer is your solution to flooding. Offering affordable, easy to install barrier systems for: • Residential Properties • Industrial Sites • Commercial Sites With many years manufacturing experience, the Caro Group can offer bespoke solutions for almost any scenario, be it for a Listed Building, an angled barrier on a slope or powder coating to a colour of your choice. A proven and successful system! A full brochure and very informative video can be found on the Caro Flood Defence Systems, website at www.carofds.co.uk. To discuss any requirements you may have, please call 01763 244446 or email info@caro.co.uk ❚ enquiry 133 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-133


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SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

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POOR AWARENESS

IT’S JUST A WALL …

OF PRODUCT & INSTALLATION STANDARDS HAS RISKS Modern warehouse construction techniques offer advantages; faster build times, lower costs, and better fire safety according to Adrian Smith, Chief Technical Officer of ISD Solutions, a specialist in warehouse and firewall construction. Limiting fire and smoke damage is crucial to protecting contents and infrastructure but, above all, to meet legal responsibilities to employees. Modern steel-faced composite panels, with non-combustible mineral fibre cores, offer excellent fire resistance and are used successfully for internal walls or whole buildings, offering fire resistance from 60 to 240 minutes where needed.

…ISN’T IT? The Award Winning Alternative to Wet Screed As a dry screed flooring system, the award winning ScreedBoard® removes the drying times associated with wet screeds.

However, evidence suggests that some developers are unwittingly using poor design of materials that does not conform to LPS1208

The answer for architects, engineers and specifiers is to choose passive fire resistant construction products with certification from the Loss Prevention Certification Board, as well as a LPS1500 accredited installer. This will demonstrate due-diligence; mitigate against potential negligence claims; provide assurance that fire safety has been given appropriate consideration; reduce damage caused to property and insurance losses should a fire occur and avoid costly mistakes. ❚ enquiry 134 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-134

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THE PORTAKABIN GROUP HANDS OVER HIGHLY SUSTAINABLE, STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH FACILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Dry properties allow floor finishes to be introduced immediately and for developments to be completed sooner. On ground floors they can help achieve optimum underfloor heating conditions for occupants, on upper floors they can be used as a combined heating and sound proofing solution. ScreedBoard®’s low thermal resistance allow them to outperform common floor finishes including wet screeds and chip boards. ❚ enquiry 135 www.mclink.co.uk/875-135

certification and we believe most warehouses, have firewalls and compartmentation that may fail, given a real incident. This is not surprising given the downward pressure on construction contracts and the drive to cut costs.

Improved airtightness with Wraptite - simple! Rain screen system contractor, Errigal Contracts have confidently installed Wraptite System at the newly constructed student accommodation at Angel Lane, London, thanks to its fire rating, which complies with the ‘loss prevention council’ insurers directive. Wraptite which was distributed by Charles Tennant of Belfast, is a low-resistance vapour permeable air barrier wall underlay, which is durable, flexible and lightweight.

The Portakabin Group has handed over a highly sustainable, state-of-the-art research facility, constructed using a Yorkon off-site solution, for the new International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing at WMG at the University of Warwick – the first institute of its kind in the world. The off-site approach radically reduced the programme time to just 14 weeks on site, which is several months less than originally envisaged. Designed by Cullinan Studio, the two-storey £2.3m scheme was manufactured off site at the Portakabin Group’s production centre in York and craned into position as 28 steelframed Yorkon modules with fume cupboards and extraction system pre-installed for the laboratory areas. The exterior walls of the modules have been arranged to create a dust-free, clean and easy-to-maintain environment for nanocomposite testing.

Wraptite Tape is an airtight, tear resistant tape with high vapour permeability for internal and external applications. Used together these components provide a simplified and robust method of achieving improved airtightness. Wraptite Tape was also used around the 1700 windows which required airtight detailing. Where the membrane interfaces with the windows it was essential that a good seal could be achieved between the PPC finished aluminium windows, the EPDM’s and also (where necessary) the cement particle boards. ❚ enquiry 137 www.mclink.co.uk/875-137

Steve Walker, Senior Project Manager at the University of Warwick, said, “Considering the extremely challenging timescale we were working to for this project, the whole process was made very straightforward for us. We needed the facility to be up and running as fast as possible and this was achieved.” ❚ enquiry 136 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-136 As a dry screed flooring system, the award winning ScreedBoard® removes tha Viridor and its construction partners – B&W Volund, Interserve and Fichtner are working to the highest standards to complete the construction of the Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF). In April they celebrated achieving 300,000 man hours – equivalent to over 34 years – without time lost to accident or injury.

Sue Ryder gets a third £1,000 boost from Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility

To mark the achievement and demonstrate its commitment to the community in which it is working, the company has donated a third cheque for £1,000 to the Sue Ryder appeal to build a new hospice at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough.

300,000 man-hour construction landmark is achieved

Regional Contracts Manager, Paul Rowland, from Viridor, was joined

by representatives from the construction partners to present the cheque.

provide incredible hospice care for the people of this community for generations to come.”

Paul said: “Construction of Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility began in July 2014. It’s been an exciting journey for us all and we’ve worked hard to ensure that everyone who is part of the team is fully committed to health and safety. The facility is changing in appearance almost on a daily basis now and it’s great to see so many different trades working close together in a safe environment. It’s a real partnership attitude from everyone.”

On completion it will be one of the most efficient plants of its kind in the UK. Earlier this year the site received an ‘Exceptional’ rating in its safety report from the Considerate Constructors Scheme and has also won a Considerate Constructors Scheme 2015 National Site Award.

Hospice Fundraiser, Nilesh Patel commented: “This latest donation of £1,000 will go towards our appeal to build a state of the art hospice which will ensure we continue to

Once operational late in 2015, the plant will produce 7.25MW of electricity – equivalent to that required by around 15% of homes in Peterborough. Around 95% of the waste delivered to the plant will be diverted from landfill – with the environmental and economic benefits associated for the council and therefore local people.


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It’s no surprise that hot dip galvanizing is the finish of choice for industries as diverse as manufacturing, engineering, and construction. But, it has previously thrown up practical issues when the steel needs to be painted to provide an aesthetically-pleasing end result.

However, there is a solution; Galvacoat®, is a one-coat, two component polyurethanebased paint which has been specifically designed for use on galvanized steel and so eliminates the requirement for any special etch primers, while it gives GT0 adhesion for the entire duration of its coating. GT0 adhesion is the British Standards test method for adhesion classified GT0 (BS 3900 Part 6 on galvanized steel). It also has excellent resistance to UV exposure, and is suitable to be applied as a topcoat in outside weathering conditions. The paint is available in all RAL and BS colours at different levels of gloss, allowing

Galvacoat

the end contractor a huge degree of design

®

freedom,

but

just

as

importantly,

galvanizing provides an ideal primer for it. Galvacoat® is applied by brush, or by air or airless spray, to a surface that is free of dust,

THE PAINT SYSTEM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO GIVE PERFECT ADHESION TO GALVANIZED STEEL.

rust, oil, grease and soluble salts, while for zinc surfaces, a combination of degreasing or steam cleaning is advised to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Trevor Beech of Wedge Group Galvanizing explains

Once steelwork has been galvanized, there are

common problems with products traditionally used

occasions when colour needs to be added to either

to coat galvanized steel, and how a new specially

complement a company’s branding, or perhaps to

developed paint will put these problems firmly in

create a greater visual impact. The biggest challenge

the past.

in adding colour to galvanized steel is achieving proper adhesion.

For use in areas of low industrial output, a dry film thickness of 80 microns can last for a minimum of 810 years, while a thicker coating can lead to similar results even when used in particularly heavy industries or coastal areas where high amounts of chemicals or salts can attack the coating. This

“For the vast majority of steel-related projects, hotdip galvanizing is the most effective method to

Standard paints aren’t designed for use on ferrous

drastically reduces, or eliminates completely, the need

provide long-lasting protection against rust and

metals which often means that when used, the paint

for repeated on-site maintenance and replacement

corrosion. Because it forms a series of alloy layers

doesn’t bond adequately to the galvanized surface,

costs.

with the steel, it is much more robust than other

and consequently peels or flakes prematurely – an

coatings that only bond chemically or mechanically,

end result that leaves an aesthetically poor finish, not

and also has the added advantage of fully coating the

to mention the time and effort required to repaint the

steel, both inside and out.

steel.

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Crown Paints puts colour under the spotlight with healthcare sector guide Crown Paints has produced a comprehensive guide to help specifiers get the full picture on the role colour can play in healthcare environments. Balancing a highly visual focus with in-depth guidance, the 48page ‘Healthcare Colour Book’ includes a range of useful features designed to bring shades to life in hospital and healthcare environments.

Earthborn paint confirmed as Ska compliant Specifiers seeking to certify an office or retail fit-out for sustainability best practice increasingly use the Ska Rating system operated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Earthborn is pleased to confirm that it has achieved its first Ska compliance label with its Ecopro Matt Emulsion.

To help specifiers streamline their product selection process and reduce research time the RICS is expanding its Ska Rating Product Compliance scheme.

A high performance, environmentally sound alternative to conventional emulsions, Ecopro Matt has a unique formulation which is totally oil, acrylic and VOC free. This means it is not only eco friendly but also highly breathable and odour free.

Individual products are assessed against Ska Rating criteria and, if approved, are certified to carry the Ska product compliance label.

Ecopro Matt Emulsion has excellent covering properties and dries to a durable, anti-static, matt finish. It is available in 12 classic

shades and bespoke colours can be developed through the nationwide network of Earthborn stockists. Earthborn Technical Sales Adviser Colin Jones said: “Ecopro Matt Emulsion passed the Ska tests with flying colours as it already holds the stringent EU Ecolabel. Many of our other paints are Ecolabel approved, so specifiers can be sure that Earthborn paint will help them achieve Ska good practice.”

The information includes a comprehensive overview of subjects including colour and dementia, the Equality Act - and details of how emotions can be

affected by different shades. It also includes a comprehensive library, which showcases a variety of palettes in different areas. Jemma Saunders, is a Colour Specialist at Crown Paints’ Colour Services, which offers specialist advice for specifiers in the healthcare sector. Jemma said: “Colour can have a major impact in healthcare environments and this booklet pulls together a wealth of information to give a complete overview of the subject”. ❚ enquiry 141 www.mclink.co.uk/875-141

The guide is available for free download along with a wide-range of other industry specific literature at Crown Paints’ Specification website,

http://www.crownpaintspec.co.uk/Literature

For further information visit www.earthbornpaints.co.uk or use our fast and efficient reader enquiry service. ❚ enquiry 140 www.mclink.co.uk/875-140

Meet modern architectural demands New professional paint brand is launched by seasoned expert, Teknos

with grey wood stains from Osmo Pick between six shades of grey in the Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain range

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Teknos Pro is a new brand of design-led paints for the professional from Teknos, the successful Scandinavian organisation which boasts a pedigree second-to-none. The TeknosPro range builds on Teknos’ established position as the leading supplier of specialist joinery coatings in the UK and Ireland and comprises a portfolio of multisurface products designed solely for professional decorators. The impressive collection features specialist finishes for internal walls, metal and wood and has been designed for new build and

maintenance projects. The TeknosPro range is easy to apply, based on low-odour, quick drying, water-based technology, and is supplied with Teknos’ ‘Paint with Pride’ quality stamp. All Teknos products are produced in modern factories with quality and environmental management systems certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Teknos is looking for independent, retail business partners. ❚ enquiry 142 www.mclink.co.uk/875-142

> Decorative finish in line with current architectural trends > Suitable for cladding, doors, windows, decking, fences and garden houses > Protection against all weather conditions > Highest coverage - 26m² per litre per coat Call or visit the web for stockists.

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Haworth Tompkins

and The National Theatre

THE NATIONAL THEATRE - south bank The National Theatre wishes to build on its current success to increase the popularity and visibility of the building, to expand participation and education activities, to engage more closely with the neighbourhood and to make the theatre more sustainable. Haworth Tompkins was approached by the National Theatre to help it develop a comprehensive master plan for improving and extending their building on the South Bank. The brief aims to improve the building's public welcome, to open its interior, to provide facilities for new operations and radically improve its environmental performance. The first phase of work

includes a new workshop extension to the south, a new bar to replace the service yard on the riverfront and the remodelling the Cottesloe theatre and surrounding workshops to create a new education and participation centre.


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CONTRACT DETAILS The National Theatre

Address: The South Bank, London Completion Date: 2014-15 Construction Cost: ÂŁ35M Client: Royal National Theatre Project Manager: Drivers Jonas Deloitte Structural Engineer: Flint and Neill Landscape Architect: Gross Max Service Engineer: Atelier Ten Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon Theatre Consultant: Charcoalblue Planning Consultant: DP9 Access Consultant: All Clear Designs Ltd Acoustic Engineer: Arup Acoustic


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Boningale plants its expertise at rathbone market’s new ecofriendly landscape Boningale Nurseries, one of the UK’s largest nurseries, has combined its unique horticulture and green roof expertise to help transform the landscape at an historic area of London that is undergoing a £180 million revitalisation.

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homes, shops, cafes, a market square and new council offices, there is a commitment to improving the outside space with attractive landscaping and planting schemes. Maggie Fennell, Technical Green Roof Expert at Boningale GreenSky, confirmed that the development at Rathbone has a strong ecological focus, with the designers keen to create a rich diversity of habitat areas within the urban complex. To find out more about creating bespoke habitat areas, visit www.boningale-greensky.co.uk Or, for further detailed information on all of Boningale’s SkyPlugs, call 01902 376500 to request a free copy of the company’s latest ‘Plants For Wildlife’ catalogue, which has been created with a BREEAM-certified ecologist. ❚ enquiry 144 www.mclink.co.uk/875-144

New RIBA CPD on SuDS podium roofs from IKO Polymeric A new, RIBA-approved CPD on using Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in podium roofs is available from IKO Polymeric working with Polypipe and environmental consultant EPG.

The Shropshire-based nursery not only provided hundreds of semi-mature trees and perennials to the ongoing Rathbone Market redevelopment in Canning Town, it also supplied with sister company Boningale GreenSky, bespoke native Green Roof Plugs for the community’s new green roofs and living walls. As part of the development, which will revitalise the once-thriving east London market and create 650

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‘Rooftop Podium SuDS – rethinking H2O’ explains how SuDS can be used in flat roofing systems and help architects and specifiers achieve a range of BREEAM credits.

GreenSkyʼs bespoke native Green Roof Plugs safely enroute to Rathbone Market.

NEW SUDS REQUIREMENTS IMPLEMENTED

IKO Polymeric offers ‘one-stop-shop’ highperformance water-proofing, with a range of singleply roofing systems. ❚ enquiry 145 www.mclink.co.uk/875-145

The DCLG ministerial statement first issued in December 2014 now sits alongside the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as an additional policy, spelling out “the Government’s expectation … that sustainable drainage systems will be provided in new developments wherever this is appropriate”. The new measures must be applied by local planning authorities (LPAs) through local policies and plans, as well as planning application decisions on ‘major developments’ of 10 or more dwellings and equivalent non-residential or mixed developments. However, this situation might change as the Government intends to “keep this under review, and consider the need to make adjustments where necessary”. Meanwhile, existing NPPF prioritisation of SuDS in areas of flood risk and requirements that developments should not make flood risk worse elsewhere – often by utilising SuDS – still apply to developments of any scale. Also, permitted development rights for new or replacement hard surfaces, such as drives and car parks, around homes and non-domestic premises still only apply where permeable paving or similar solutions are used.

New Government requirements for SuDS on developments in England came into force on 6th April and are being implemented through the planning system. Although the planning system’s ability to actually deliver mainstream use of SuDS is questionable, Interpave welcomes the move towards a design-led approach, developing multi-functional SuDS integrated with urban design.

Under the new arrangements, from mid-April ‘Lead Local Flood Authorities’ (at county or unitary level) will become statutory consultees on surface water management for planning applications. LPAs must satisfy themselves of minimum operational standards and ensure that maintenance is provided for the lifetime of the development using planning conditions or other obligations such as Section 106 agreements. SuDS designs must also be ‘economically proportionate’ in terms of operation and maintenance. New Government guidance, in the form of ‘Nonstatutory Technical Standards for SuDS’, was published

in March, albeit with a minimal level of information. It is still unclear whether Defra’s far more extensive, final (June 2014) ‘Draft National Standards for SuDS’ and its related guidance will be formalised, or other information added to the NPPF Planning Practice Guidance in the near future. However, guidance for LPAs, developers and designers, on various aspects of SuDS is already available from a number of sources, including ‘The SuDS Manual’, due to be re-published this summer, and the 2013 Code of Practice BS85823. The Code seeks to integrate SuDS with urban design in delivering amenity and community value as well as enhancing landscape and townscape character, and stresses the importance of linking surface water management and development planning. Similarly, the June 2014 Draft National Standards Guidance stipulates that SuDS: “must consider requirements for urban design that may be specified by the Local Planning Authority, particularly in relation to landscape, visual impacts, aesthetics, biodiversity and amenity”. It also recommends that SuDS: “should aim to manage surface water within sub-catchments, close to source and at or near surface as reasonably practicable” – something that concrete block permeable paving is well-suited to as a source control feature. It is expected that LPAs will now be preparing locallevel policies and guidelines, such as ‘Supplementary Planning Documents’, and the Government policy anticipates that stakeholders will be providing more detailed SuDS guidance. Interpave will continue to update its guidelines on all aspects of concrete block permeable paving – a key SuDS technique – available via www.paving.org.uk.


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A faster internal finish with Unispan MW roof panels Unispan MW structural insulated roof panels from UNILIN, division insulation, allow the creation of better performing thermal roof structures and with a wide range of internal finishes, they can help to bring roof spaces to life too. Using Mineral Wool insulation for a more ecological alternative to PIR foam, Unispan MW panels are available with OSB, plywood, chipboard, white painted chipboard, gypsum fibreboard and tongue and groove inner lining, leaving a ready for final-finish or completely finished internal roof. Helping interior trades to work faster and smarter, as well as realising more space thanks to reduced supporting materials over traditional constructions, Unispan MW panels are ideal for developments looking to maximise functionality from small footprints. “We’ve equipped Unispan MW

panels with a range of interior finishes so that developers and contractors can select a panel that’s ideal for their requirements, thereby maximising the time and costsaving potential on offer from this faster and easier way to build high performance roofs,” explains Richard Smith, UNILIN, division. Unispan MW panels are a structural sandwich panel available in a range of different thicknesses dependant on the insulation values required. Suitable for pitched and flat roofs, the factory-made nature of the panels eliminates many of the difficulties in achieving efficient thermal insulation. This makes the system ideal for designing roof structures with excellent thermal

performance on paper that deliver in real world situations. UNILIN, division insulation, specialises in advanced SIP systems for walls and roofs. Manufactured in Belgium to exacting tolerances to minimise energy consumption and wastage throughout production, SIPs panels from UNILIN can help to create thermally efficient structures. Providing solutions to the construction industry for over 30 years, UNILIN upholds a philosophy of performance through innovation and research and development ❚ enquiry 148 www.mclink.co.uk/875-148

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External wall insulation using airpop promises to transform the internal comfort and external appeal of homes across the uk

intervention to the inside of the property and they are easy to install by qualified contractors. What they do bring is major benefits in energy conservation, reduced fuel bills and significant visual improvements to homes whether in the public or private sector.

More than eight million families across the UK live in solid wall homes which are unable to benefit from cavity wall insulation. In addition, there are millions more homes that have little or no insulation and suffer from ageing and unsightly exterior walls – both of which badly affect the property’s sale or rental value. It is estimated that these householders make up more than half of the country’s ‘fuel-poor’ families who have together paid around £2.7 million through their energy bills into energy-efficiency schemes without getting any benefit from them.

One such installation transformed the energy efficiency and exterior appeal of a bungalow in Cheltenham in around three weeks from start to completion. It was installed by Harbour Render Systems using Mapei external wall insulation systems. Managing Director of Harbour Render Systems, Phil Bailey said “The dramatic benefits in reduced energy bills combine with the significant improvements in external appeal in projects like this. I’m surprised that more home owners, local authorities and housing associations don’t adopt this highly-effective, non-intrusive solution which transforms the efficiency and value of a property.”

One single solution, proven in thousands of house refurbishment projects is the installation of external wall insulation (EWI) using preformed panels of ‘airpop - engineered air’ - the new name adopted by the European expanded polystyrene industry. There are many ready-to-install EWI options but they all represent a single solution which can be applied to virtually any property. They don’t require access or

❚ enquiry 149 www.mclink.co.uk/875-149

Silent Sports Sor Amfi in Norway is one of the best examples in Europe of a local authority sports centre. Designed by Asplan Viak architects for the Arendal Municipality, it is part of the Arendal sports park and located next to the Sam Eyde high school which also uses the facilities. It comprises a multipurpose sports hall, for up to 3000 spectators, with separate gymnastics and tennis halls and many other facilities.

This 13,200 sqm building is also one of the largest projects where Troldtekt acoustic panels have been specified to help create a high performance and comfortable environment. Attention to acoustics is very important in sports buildings which can easily suffer from the exaggerated echoes reflected off the hard wall and floor surfaces or off the water in swimming-pools. Architect Vidar Myrnes from Asplan Viak says, ‘5350 sqm of Troldtekt was chosen mainly because of its good acoustic performance and the design. We were looking for a product of high robustness against rough use and high humidity (in the changing area) and we wanted a ceiling that suited the “massive space” in the

T-shaped middle building. We selected the coarse grey variant for the public open spaces and a fine white variant for the smaller closed areas.’ This project is also interesting because the A2 panel has been used in the areas with stricter fire regulations, such as hallways and other means of escape. The advantage is that it looks exactly the same as the normal panel, which means that the two types could be installed without compromising the aesthetics or the acoustics. Troldtekt panels are widely specified throughout the UK to improve acoustics in many different projects, such as schools, leisure facilities, swimming pools, commercial and public buildings. The panels are made

from 100% natural wood fibres. Their benefits include high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour. Their sustainability was recently recognised with certification at Silver level within the Cradle to Cradle concept. For samples and comprehensive technical information tel 01978 664255 or visit www@troldtekt.co.uk ❚ enquiry 150 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-150


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SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER EWI CUTS ENERGY COSTS WHILE ADDING GREAT STYLE TO DCC CORPORATE HQ The corporate headquarters of DCC, the international corporation involved in the energy, healthcare, technology, food and beverage industries in Leopardstown, Dublin, has received an attractive new appearance and greatly improved thermal performance with the recent application of External Wall Insulation (EWI) by SaintGobain Weber. Subsequent benefits include a welcome reduction in energy consumption, improved environmental impact and greater efficiency in the building’s overhead. This impressive building was constructed around 30 years ago in cavity blockwork with a simple sand and cement render.  The façade carries a number of attractive, raised architectural features around window and door openings and there is a major feature on the elegant, bowed frontage above the main entrance.  A specific requirement of the refurbishment brief was to highlight and accentuate these features while improving thermal efficiency in the building. Now complete, the refurbishment project has won universal acclaim with the exterior finish enhancing these attractive architectural features. Ger Whyte, DCC plc’s company secretary, said: “Our new corporate head office combines energy efficiency with a work environment designed around the needs of our staff, and has created a building which we’re extremely happy with.” DMOD Architects, Dublin, working with main contractor Townlink Construction, specified the British Board of Agrément (BBA) and NSAI Agrément Registered weber.therm XP EWI system as the solution that would rejuvenate the building while improving its U-value.  EWI extends the life of existing buildings, particularly hard-totreat properties, by keeping the old structure warm and stable.  In this project the revolutionary weber.therm XP EWI with weber.therm M1 one-coat render was applied using 100mm thick expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation.  To retain the architectural features raised panels were created with 120mm thick EPS which provided the essential relief. 

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MAGGIE’S CANCER CENTRE ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

Mechanically fixed to the sound substrate, reinforcing meshcloth encapsulated in two 6mm passes of weber.therm M1 throughcoloured mineral render was applied.   The unique one-coat render reduces on-site labour and associated access costs in comparison with a traditional two-coat system.  Recent improvements to this special formulation allows weber.therm M1 render to work in harmony with seasonal conditions achieving a same-day finish in the summer and a next-day finish in winter. weber.therm M1 is also suitable for spray or hand application and offers a low maintenance and impact resistant finish. Thomas Russell of DMOD Architects said: “Cavity wall insulation had been installed in this building previously, and together with EWI, Weber calculated an impressive U-value of 0.16/m²K from an earlier measurement of 0.27K/m²K. “Saint-Gobain Weber also brought us graphics showing a selection of dual colourways and the chosen combination of Pearl Grey and Stone Grey has significantly enhanced the appearance of the building, to the approval of the client, staff and the local community.” Weber-recognised applicator James Doran & Son was appointed by Townlink Construction for the application of 1600m² of weber.therm XP EWI which was supplied by Facades Systems, a division of SIG Ireland, a leading supplier of specialist construction products.  Colm Kennedy of Townlink oversaw the EWI installation: “This building was ready for a facelift and that’s exactly what weber.therm XP EWI has achieved.  We brought in a skilled EWI applicator and together we have all contributed to the transformation of this impressive building which will now be even more comfortable for the staff in both winter and summer.” A free download of the new weber.app for iPhone and iPad users is also available from iTunes and from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablet users. Follow SaintGobain Weber on Twitter @SGWeberUK for the latest company news and updates. ❚ enquiry 151 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-151

Unusually shaped, the architecturally stunning Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Aberdeen in Scotland is designed to assist in the psychological and emotional healing process for those affected by cancer. A Licensed Icynene contractor installed both Icynene H2Foam Forte™ and Icynene H2 Foam Lite™ in the pebble shaped structure. Situated on the southern boundary of the Foresterhill site of the Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen, Scotland, Maggie’s Cancer Centre is the latest such centre to provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by cancer. The centre, designed to be homely and full of warmth, aims to provide an environment where those facing cancer can gain support. The centre also intends to inspire imagination from visitors and has contributed to the architecture of the Aberdeen city area. THE DESIGN Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, together with Scottish firm, Halliday Fraser Munro, took on the challenge to create a visually stunning structure in the shape of a pebble. The unusually-shaped single storey structure features a reinforced concrete exterior and timber interior. Steel reinforcements were used to form the structure’s unique shape. With activity and meeting rooms located on the ground floor and office space on the mezzanine, the centre features high-end interior finishes and manages to create a peaceful, welcoming and beautiful space for anyone who visits.

Being 100% water blown, Icynene H2Foam ForteTM has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of only 1 - the lowest GWP available. In addition to providing structural strength, the closed cell product also can reject bulk water penetrating through the building envelope. Above the 2.5m mark and across the curved roofline, spray foam crews applied Icynene H2Foam LiteTM. Due to the unique curvature of the roofline, crews had to aid the rise of the foam by hand to ensure consistent and even coverage. As a result of using spray foam insulation throughout the design, an extremely high R-value was achieved. With a high Rvalue, staff and visitors to Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Aberdeen will be able to work and heal in comfort all year round regardless of the season.

Both Icynene H2Foam Lite™ and Icynene H2Foam Forte™ contribute to creating a positive, peaceful and comfortable environment for visitors to the new centre in Aberdeen. THE RESULT

INSULATING MAGGIE’S CANCER CENTRE A Licensed local Icynene contractor was enlisted by Halliday Fraser Munro to help insulate the centre in February 2013 using two high performance Icynene spray foam insulation products. The spray foam insulation crew used five sets of the 100% water-blown closed cell medium density Icynene H2Foam ForteTM and used seven sets of the open cell Icynene H2Foam LiteTM throughout the curved structure. Spray foam crews applied the medium density material on the lower part of the structure to a height of 2.5m in an effort to provide additional structural strength.

Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Aberdeen was completed and opened in September 2013. The structure, set apart by a small landscaped area, is open to anyone requiring its services and support. The unusual shape and highly visual design has been receiving attention from the architecture community and the greater Aberdeen community. In November 2013, the centre was awarded a Commendation by Aberdeen’s Civic Society and in March 2014, GMS Insulations Ltd, the Icynene distributor in the UK, was awarded the Best Architectural Project – International at the Icynene 2014 Global Conference for their involvement in the project. ❚ enquiry 152 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-152


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THERMAL & ACOUSTIC INSULATION

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Before and after shots of retrofitted terrace houses owned by Broxbourne using Sto-Therm Classic using Turbofix.

HEALTH AND HOUSING Equipping the most vulnerable living in poorly insulated homes is finally at the forefront of the Government’s agenda with the first fuel poverty strategy in a decade brought out last month. Wolfgang Gorner, Sales and Marketing Director at Sto, untangles the inextricable relationship between housing and health and discusses the virtues of external wall insulation to help remedy the problem.

Before and after shots of a retrofitted house in Balham using StoTherm Classic with Rotofix.

Housing stock in the UK is notorious for poor energy

Gentoo Housing Association is in the process of trialling

efficiency falling way behind our European counterparts.

this initiative working in partnership with North East

The Government’s new document ‘Cutting the cost of

Commissioning Groups to facilitate energy saving

keeping warm: a fuel poverty strategy for England’

improvements - such as external wall insulation as well

requires a minimum standard of energy efficiency (Band

as double glazing and better boilers - to a number of

C Energy Performance Certificate) for homes by April

poorly insulated homes.

2018. Currently 27% of UK tenants live in properties classified as E,F or G in rating.

pulmonary disease, a progressive lung disease and have

In the interest of national expenditure investing in the UK’s

had 63 interactions with the NHS in the six months prior

housing stock makes a lot of sense. Warmer homes mean

to the home improvements being installed, including three

better health and better health has the potential to save

emergency emissions. The first stage of evaluation of the

the already brimming NHS millions of pounds.

project seems to indicate that the impact on residents’

Cold and damp homes can exacerbate illnesses such as

health has improved significantly.

asthma, bronchitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism and even

External wall insulation was one of the significant

depression for those living in fuel poverty - defined as

measures implemented as it provides a significant

spending more than 10 per cent of their income on energy.

improvement in the insulation of the walls of any property

Studies undertaken by the BRE indicate the monetary cost

no matter how it is constructed.

associated with treating these conditions can be in excess

Government spends on insulation for those who cannot

of £600m a year.

afford it, the NHS saves 42p so a joint initiative seems

A series of pilot projects focussing on the health aspects

Before and after photos of retrofitted terrace houses in Middlesbrough.

The six tenants chosen suffer from chronic obstructive

For every £1 the

logical.

of fuel poverty are acting as precursors to a possible

To make a direct link between two Government

initiative supported by both the Department of Health and

departments in order to form a mutually beneficial

the Department of Housing.

The new Government

initiative would be a profound move for any Government.

strategy describes the £3 million fund for these pilot

But if the monetary advantage can be proven then the

schemes to facilitate ‘warmth-on-prescription’ projects

potential for a housing refurbishment scheme funded at

which look to enable GPs to play a much larger part in

prevention rather than treatment seems perfectly plausible.

tackling fuel poverty.


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Leading the way in public realm innovations Marshalls launches commercial new products for 2015 Marshalls has launched a comprehensive new range of products proving it continues to lead the way in public realm innovations, supplying the highest quality materials. Marshalls has extended its suite of water management solutions with two innovative products. Pencil Edge Priora permeable paving has been developed to provide the ideal surface for car parks and cycleways, providing excellent hydraulic and structural performance due to the patented Priora nib. Marshalls’ Priora Flag largesized permeable paving comes in three plan sizes and two contrasting colours, ideal for large pedestrian areas and has been engineered and tested to withstand occasional heavy loading. Marshalls’ new paving and concrete block paving products include Myriad which can be used to create a vast array of laying patterns, available in nine plan sizes and four colours, Renaissance, a

high-recycled material which achieves a minimum of 80% recycled content and Blister concrete block tactile paving, a durable DDA compliant solution for crossing points available in three colours. The new Cambrian sandstone range carries Marshalls’ ethical Fairstone trademark. These stones are extremely strong and capable of carrying heavy loads. Stonespar Cambrian sandstone allows for previously unseen stone paving design and style opportunities, available in six attractive pre-designed colour blends.

April 2015

Kedel Limited shortlisted for National Recycling Award

Better than low maintenance, it’s NO maintenance.

Kedel specialise in extruding a Synthetic or Plastic Wood from crushed cd cases and various other products made from Virgin Polystyrene. In addition to supplying a range of profiles to the construction industry, Kedel’s in-house design team have created a wide range of recycled plastic outdoor furniture using their Plastic Wood, including benches, picnic tables and chairs, decking for walkways, cladding, fencing and much more. . Kedel create colourful outdoor furniture for Schools and Nurseries, Building materials such as Tongue and Groove Boards that were used to create the colourful Beach Huts at Barry Island. Our Plastic Wood is durable, does not rot, fade, warp or splinter, and is graffiti proof.

The National Recycling Awards give recognition to the brilliance and innovation available throughout the UK recycling sector and is judged by industry peers who understand the challenges involved.

Reusing plastic keeps it out of landfill and incinerators reducing the human to contribution to Global Warming and climate change.

Dermot Walch, Managing Director of Kedel LTD, says: “It’s a fantastic honour to be shortlisted for this award. We have worked extremely hard to get to where we are today, and hope that by making beautiful and practical products, that eliminate the cost of maintenance, we can encourage more people to use recycled plastic and create a better environment for future generations. “ ❚ enquiry 157 www.mclink.co.uk/875-157

For cycle landscapes, Marshalls has developed the Bristol Bollard, designed to create safe cycleways, available in a natural smooth grey finish as standard. Marshalls also offers a new Cycle Segregation Unit which has been designed to integrate seamlessly into the landscape, available in four infil options including Yorkstone. ❚ enquiry 156 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-156

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YEOMAN RAINGUARD HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR NEW SL ALUMINIUM RAINWATER SYSTEMS TO THE BUILDERS MERCHANTS AND CONSTRUCTION MARKETS Manufactured from 2mm thick Aluminium the new SL gutters and downpipes offer a wealth of advantages to the builder including longevity, ease of fitting and style “We have developed the new SL Aluminium range with contractors upper most in mind” explained Rainguard Director, Phil Christopher “When on site a quick and easy no fuss installation of a rainwater system is definitely a plus. Our push fix jointing system which requires absolutely no mechanical fixings will noticeably speed up the installation process.” Finished in a polyester powder coating, Yeoman Rainguard’s SL Aluminium system is a long lasting and robust which once installed will not require any repair, replacement, repainting or maintenance. This all adds up to being the perfect choice

for gutters and downpipes when sustainability and the future lifecycle of a building is being considered. Environmental issues are becoming a larger concern when constructing buildings. Aluminium is 95% recyclable and with it’s robust, long life properties minimising the need for replacement the SL Aluminium range becomes an ecologically sound rainwater solution. As well as offering advantages to the designers and constructors of a building the SL system can offer a very important extra to the buildings permanent occupants – that of adding a stylish finishing touch to the exterior. SL’s Aluminium gutters and downpipes

are not susceptible to colour bleaching from the sun – as are some less robust plastic systems. Neither is the paint finish going to peel or the aluminium beneath rust away ensuring that the exterior of a new building will still be looking pristine and like new for many years to come. “We hope that the construction industry find our new SL Aluminium rainwater system an asset to their building requirements knowing that they can rely on our help and expertise whatever the project along with the knowledge that the new range is available ex-stock from our warehouse in Leeds.” Concluded Phil Christopher

For further details on Yeoman Rainguard products visit: www.rainguard.co.uk or email sallyann@rainguard.co.uk ❚ enquiry 158 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-158


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SUSTAINABLE GEO-ENGINEERING

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ECO Building News takes a look at construction sustainability, where the principles of reclamation and recycling of site won materials have been raised significantly

Glencorse, Edinburgh At the recently commissioned Glencorse Water

Maccaferriʼs Construction builds a network of Gabion Terramesh, mass-gravity and reinforced soil structures.

Maccaferri specialises in slope stabilisation and retaining wall design and construction and in this niche area of expertise they are frequently called on to advise on the most cost effective means of re-using the thousands of tonnes of site reclaimed soil and fill materials generated during the redevelopment of old construction sites.

work as a single physical mass with immense strength and durability.

Treatment Works in Scotland, Design and Build

At the time, the £130m scheme was completed it

Contractors, Black & Veatch used elaborate

was the largest capital project commissioned by

camouflage techniques in their quest to hide the

Scottish Water and was described by Professor

10 hectare site in the Pentland Hills above

Paul Jowett, Chairman of the Institution of Civil

Edinburgh.

Engineers, as being “ not only an exemplary

The treatment plant’s setting, next to the Pentlands Regional Park, required careful design and planning to reconcile the very large buildings and

project in terms of critical infrastructure but also in terms of sustainable development and carbon reduction”

reservoir with the surrounding area. The solution was to effectively “bury” the works into a carefully

Gatwick Airport

re-profiled landscape, created by placing

As we know, every household in the UK is

thousands of cubic metres of excavated material

At Gatwick Airport, a giant bund, 350m long and

constantly being urged to minimise waste by re-

behind massive retaining walls, up to 9.0m high

16m high was constructed using recycled site won

using everyday consumables and, wherever

in places.

materials, to screen nearby villages from new

possible, recycling waste. The same is happening in the world of construction.

For these structures, Maccaferri Construction was brought in to provide design and installation

Developers often have to work within strict planning guidelines which require them to recycle and re-use site won materials. Where dig-out and dump was the norm of years gone by, this casual approach to gobbling up of natural resources has

aircraft stands and taxi-ways being built as part of a £43m improvement scheme. The stands provide remote parking for aircraft and

expertise. Maccaferri designed and built a network of massgravity and reinforced soil structures comprising their stone filled Gabion Terramesh units in

include two areas capable of housing the Airbus A380 – the world’s largest commercial passenger airliner.

combination with high strength geogrids

Consultants, Scott Wilson, conceived a structure

sandwiched between layers of compacted back fill.

which would, from the village perspective, be as

In the following examples, we are able to see

The Geogrid acts as a reinforcement medium

natural in appearance as practicable, with a varied

where the principles of sustainable geo-

which causes the wall and the retained material to

profile and heavily vegetated to blend in with the

been replaced by the goal of “Site Sustainability”.

local woodland setting.

engineering have been employed.

The steeply sloping face required specialist reinforcement geogrids and Scott Wilson brought in Maccaferri to produce detailed proposal.

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Maccaferri Paradrain, a geo-composite reinforcement grid, provides structural reinforcement and allows relief of pore water pressure within the compacted material.

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At Gatwick Airport, a 350m long, 16m high reinforced soil bund was constructed to screen nearby villages from new aircraft stands and taxi-way.

For the redevelopment work at Bell Green in South London, Paradrain and Green Terramesh creates a steep, vegetatedfaced wall as part of a reinforced soil, slope construction.

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At Glencorse, the buildings were effectively “buried” into a carefully re-profiled landscape behind massive retaining walls, up to 9.0m high in places.

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At 3:1, the steeply sloping face required specialist

Here, Contractors Gallagher Construction were

Paradrain - was used in combination with

reinforcement geogrids and Scott Wilson brought

faced with a complex, brown field site

Maccaferri Green Terramesh, a modular formwork

in Maccaferri to produce detailed proposal.

redevelopment on poor/contaminated ground

system designed to produce a steeply sloping

with cost and planning restrictions that required

vegetated-faced wall as part of a reinforced soil,

the exclusive re-use of site won material rather

slope construction.

Their solution was a reinforced soil structure comprising 97,000sq m Paragrid reinforcement geogrid in combination with over 180,000 tonnes of back fill, the majority of which was recycled

than importation of new. Nothing to leave the site –nothing to be taken in.

A single length of double twist wire mesh forms the base and upper reinforcing panels and the

granular materials and site won clay, reclaimed

Again, Maccaferri was brought in for expert design

Green Terramesh facing unit. A bio-degradable

from other areas of the airport site.

advice, this time for the construction of two

blanket behind the sloping faces of the unit retains

retaining walls required for a heavy vehicle access

topsoil, controls erosion and promotes rapid

ramp.

vegetation establishment, leading to an overall

Paragrid is a biaxial grid comprising composite geosynthetic straps with a polyester core within a protective polyethylene sheath. The grid is placed

Maccaferri concluded that a mass gravity

horizontally between layers of compacted

structures would not be possible because of the

structural back-fill, nominally 600mm in thickness.

poor ground conditions and the strong probability

Biomac, a bio-degradable erosion protection

Also, the impermeable nature of the fill material

sloped surface of the geogrid wrap. This allowed

meant it was highly susceptible to volume change

the inclusion and retention of a face layer of

due to retained moisture content. Because of this,

compacted top-soil which was later hydro-seeded

adequate compaction would be hard to achieve. Maccaferri’s solution was the introduction of Paradrain, a geo-composite reinforcement grid

Bell Green, Sydenham

Conclusion

of settlement.

blanket also from Maccaferri, was used to face the

to promote rapid establishment of vegetative cover.

“green” aspect.

which has integral drainage capability. Paradrain – manufactured by Linear Composites, a

More recently, the commercial redevelopment of

Maccaferri Company - not only provides the

an old gas works site at Bell Green, Sydenham in

required structural reinforcement but also allows

South London, set the sustainability bar at an even

relief of pore water pressure within the compacted

higher level.

material.

As social, political and environmental pressures continue to grow, the demand for cost efficient, sustainable solutions to geo-engineering challenges will increase. In the cost conscious world of civil engineering, we can no longer dig-and-dump and ignore the consequences. A new culture of retain, recycle and re-use is permeating the industry, leading to the construction of spectacular new buildings that can justifiably claim to be sustainable. ❚ enquiry 162 . www.mclink.co.uk/875-162

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John Brash wins Greek roofing award The UK’s oldest importer of timber roofing shingles, John Brash and Co. Ltd, has won an industry award for its part in a project to restore a historic Greek landmark in Berkshire. The restoration of the Greek Theatre at Bradfield College near Reading, was the winner of the Best Treated Wood project at the first-ever Wood Protection Association (WPA) Awards.

SterlingOSB is up to 45% cheaper in price than plywood - tough boards, not so tough a choice According to research conducted for Norbord by Circle Research, great cost savings can be achieved if you buy SterlingOSB instead of softwood plywood. The 18mm costs 24.6% less, whereas the 11mm version is an impressive 45.2% saving compared to softwood plywood! SterlingOSB is a direct comparative to softwood plywood in many applications and has equivalent, if

not superior, strength and durability. Not only is SterlingOSB more cost-effective in price, it is easy to saw, cut and drill which means it is easy to fix too. It’s also easy to find given that it is locally produced in Scotland and, unlike imported plywoods, this results in lower carbon shipping miles meaning SterlingOSB is also environmentally sustainable. It is made from tree thinnings harvested during the sustainable management of local forests, is CEmarked, FSC-certified and carries BBA-certification, packing even more value into the already lower price. ❚ enquiry 163 www.mclink.co.uk/875-163

The Greek Theatre dates back to the 1890s and is world-renowned as an amphitheatre for hosting plays in Ancient Greek. It fell into disrepair and was condemned in 2009 because of safety issues and access problems, but a project to bring it back to life has been capped off with the award win. John Brash and Co. Ltd’s production director, Brian Lancaster, collected the award – which was the very first one handed out at the inaugural event in Derby. Company chairman, Christian Brash, said that the architects specified Western Red Cedar Shingles for the skene and the results of the installation by Attley’s Roofing have been dramatic, “The restoration of the Greek Theatre at Bradfield College is very

impressive and we are very proud that our shingles draw the eye when you step into the amphitheatre,” said Christian. “This is yet another great example to add to our portfolio of stunning project successes where the end result not only looks incredible but the shingle has been chosen because it is exactly the right product for the renovation. “To be the first winner in the first WPA awards is also a special moment for us and long may the Wood Protection Association awards continue in recognising the very best of wood products.” Western Red Cedar Shingles were chosen for their natural durability all year round. The theatre is in the depths of an old chalk quarry and the temperature can be more that 3 degrees lower than ground temperature. During the winter, conditions in the woodland theatre can be damp with little sunlight. The characteristics of the shingles will resist the weather conditions and provide natural durability and weathering. Christian added: “Our shingles are a truly renewable and sustainable roofing and cladding material; with one of the lowest carbon footprints

(L-R) Brian Lancaster and Christian Brash

of any widely used building product. They are light for transport, and therefore, make savings in supporting structures.

They also offer a high degree of thermal insulation. “We are starting to see the benefits of using MicroPro®, a preservative treatment that is kinder on the environment than other copperbased preservative treatments. It’s a clear preservative treatment, meaning it doesn’t discolour the shingles and allows them to naturally age into a silvery grey colour.” For more information about John Brash and Co. Ltd’s Western Red Cedar Singles go to: www.johnbrash.co.uk/shinglesshakes/jb-shingles/

JAMES LATHAM NOW OFFERING ENGINEERED GRANDIS James Latham is now offering the Rolls-Royce of Eucalyptus through all eight of its timber depots, with the arrival of Grandis 690+, a WoodEx Engineered Grandis. Delivering a number of benefits to customers; namely sustainability, natural durability, ease of use and continuity of supply, Grandis 690+ (a reference to its impressive density scoring against other products available on the market) is 100% FSC plantation grown from an area of 220,000 hectares and produced exclusively from a single species. Fully compliant with EUTR legislation and verified by TRADA, Grandis 690+ has been extensively tested at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil where it scored highly against stringent criteria including strength and durability (achieving 2-3; durable to moderately durable) as well as density, (690 - 750 kg/m3 @12% M/c - the same species in other parts of the World has only achieved 595 k/g/m3), making it particularly suitable for joinery and structural use. Plus, it has also been assessed for one- hour fire test requirements.

It also boasts an impressive natural durability, resisting infestation from insects, therefore greatly reducing the chance of bore holes etc as well as maintaining its aesthetic properties. Paul Leach, Group Product Sales and Development Manager for WoodEx and Accoya at James Latham explained, “With Grandis 690+, the timber is allowed to grow more naturally and reach full maturity of approximately 28 years, hence the extra density. “It really is an impressive timber and one which ticks all the boxes, both for ourselves but also for our customers. As well as meeting all the legal and sustainable requirements, it’s a high-grade, knot free, clear and uniform timber which is also extremely easy to machine, making it the perfect choice for the joinery, furniture making and construction sectors.”

Latham, directly from stock in clear faced lengths of 2.0m – 3.0m and in finger-jointed lengths of 5.9m as well as in various widths and thicknesses.

Grandis 690+ is exclusively available through James

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The latest addition to Forbo’s carpet tile portfolio builds on the continuing trend of softening geometric structures. Tessera Diffusion marks a progressive move away from more angular shapes, and incorporates a beautiful prism pattern that plays with light and shade resulting in a fascinating oblique design that meets all the current requirements for contemporary commercial applications. Stepping away from the more definitive linear trend of angular blocks, Tessera Diffusion is inspired by crystalline structures, with fractal shapes that fade in and out, creating an almost threedimensional effect with a much softer background, making the range more appealing to use in a variety of interior schemes.

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There are 16 colours in the new range, which reflect a tonal movement with an urban edge. Muted and natural shades, ranging from intensely dark to very pale, inject character whilst responding to the commercial demand for warmer, neutral hues and lighter LRV’s in workspaces. Completely practical and versatile, the new Tessera Diffusion carpet tile range sits perfectly with Forbo’s luxury Westbond fusion bonded carpet tiles in zoned floorspaces, and perfectly complements durable tiles from Forbo’s

Allura Flex LVT collection which are fitted using the same tackifier. Janet Lowe, UK Market Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems comments: “Tessera Diffusion is a lovingly designed carpet tile range that has been created specifically with the commercial sector in mind.

“An evolution of the popular linear effect, a softer and more urban look and feel has been developed that includes key trend colourways, as well as delivering outstanding performance. The range meets SKA rating criteria for M12 soft floor coverings, contains over 50 per cent recycled content by weight and is manufactured with Refresh fibre; a 100 per cent solution dyed nylon 6.6, with recycled pre and post-consumer carpet fibre that delivers exceptional performance and sustainability. Tessera Diffusion is therefore the perfect choice for office environments.” ❚ enquiry 168 www.mclink.co.uk/875-168

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FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS

Walls that wow with Granorte The Levato Mono porcelain paver system is the pinnacle of external raised flooring technology; enabling the specification of lightweight, slip resistant and attractive raised flooring solutions, combining incredible technical properties with uncompromising aesthetics; making them the ideal choice for commercial and domestic use alike.

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Granorte has introduced stunning three-dimensional wall panels that truly harness cork’s most natural look, capturing the rustic majesty of cork tree bark in three distinct looks.

As specified at Wokingham Medical Centre, Berkshire Barbara Weiss Architects

Possessing excellent noise and thermal absorption, heightened by the heavily textured surfaces. Created from a sustainable and rapidly renewable resource with a lifespan of around 200 years, these new rustic wall panels will bring an added textural dimension to any feature wall.

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savings Highly abrasion and stain resistant Highly slip resistant; R11 and achieved up to +65 wet in the BS pendulum test Lightweight – 45kgs per m2 High load bearing and impact resistance Timber & stone effects; 40+ finishes available Ideal for balconies, roof terraces and piazzas, for both commercial & residential use Completely non porous Fire & frost proof Height-adjustable support from 9mm up to 550mm

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“Cork is a wonderful design material, flexible enough to manipulate into highly textural surfaces such as the great wall panels,” comments Paulo Rocha, Granorte. “Combined with excellent acoustic and thermal properties as well as lightweight and bacteria resistant, these new cork wall panels offer designers a fresh way to introduce an organic quality to interiors with a fresh and quite wonderful aesthetic.” Portugal-based Granorte is one of the world’s leading producers of cork products. Based at the heart of the cork industry, the manufacturer uses cork recycled from the waste of wine stopper production. As well as wall panels and flooring, Granorte also produces a range of interior products, showcasing the flexibility of cork and its potential to transform spaces with beautiful and unusual solutions. ❚ enquiry 170 www.mclink.co.uk/875-170


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PRODUCT NEWS & INNOVATIONS

New IKO factory achieves ISO 14001 and BES 6001 IKO PLC has achieved the environmental standards ISO 14001 and BES 6001 for its new mastic asphalt and hot melt factory in Derbyshire. The site at Grangemill Quarry only officially opened in September last year. IKO invested £1.5 million in developing the factory and making it as environmentally friendly as possible. Standards such as ISO 14001 (environmental management) and BES 6001 (responsible sourcing of products) are increasingly specified on major projects. IKO has achieved BES 6001 on a range of products produced at the

Grangemill site including Permaphalt, Roofstar, Floorstar, Pavestar, Permapark, Permatrack and PermaTEC. “As the requirement for responsible sourcing increases, clients are demanding further clarity from the supply chain as to how it can demonstrate this,” explains Marcus Lee, Sales Director for IKO specification Division. “With Grangemill achieving ISO 14001 and our range gaining BES 6001 this can now be provided when our products are specified and installed.” Andy Williamson, UK Group Managing Director of IKO adds: “It’s a company-wide commitment for IKO: we’re focusing on recycling raw materials, reducing packaging, cutting energy and water consumption and monitoring logistics to minimise environmental impact.”

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Armstrong’s recycling schemes go through the ceiling Ceiling recycling pioneer Armstrong is celebrating smashing its green target for 2014. The service, which is free of charge for contractors, notched up some 117,000m2 or 465 tonnes of old End Of Life (EOL) or new off-cut (OCR) mineral ceiling tiles last year, smashing its target of 100,000m2.

With sustainability becoming increasingly important in the design and construction of new buildings, Schueco has produced a Guide and comprehensive set of documents to assist architects in the selection of Schueco aluminium windows, doors and façades best suited for BREEAM projects.

Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Materials and Waste. The BREEAM concept is concerned with the whole life of a building from responsible disposal of materials from brown-field sites, through to final recycling at the end of the building’s life. Schueco describes this holistic approach, which covers the entire life-cycle of a building, as ‘360o sustainability’. ❚ enquiry 173 www.mclink.co.uk/875-173

Put your old workflow in the BIM From its inception in the famously innovative Scottish textile industry, the development and commercialisation of emerging technology has always been an important part of the A. Proctor Group’s DNA. From the introduction of unique agricultural solutions in the early part of the 20th Century, to spearheading the widespread adoption of vapour permeable roofing membranes in the 1990s, this has continued to be the driving force behind the company’s progression from a local family business to a global manufacturer. Now, in the 21st century, this focus on moving the industry forward has progressed into the digital space, with an expanding range of

GPDA turns the spotlight on design for demountability The Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA) has turned the spotlight on how and why we should be creating

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert is celebrating 25 years in business, providing architects, interior designers, flooring contractors and DIY enthusiasts with a range of innovative and sustainable products.

BIM objects allowing architects to easily specify Proctor Group products from within their design application of choice. With legislation now in place to encourage the adoption of modern BIM workflows on all scales of project, the A. Proctor Group have partnered with the NBS National BIM library to deliver high quality objects in both Revit-native and cross platform IFC formats, as well as traditional NBS Spec+ clauses. This allows our customers to easily integrate our products into whatever design workflow they choose at the click of a mouse. ❚ enquiry 174 www.mclink.co.uk/875-174

Cambridge and Green Park, Reading as well as complete stripouts for General Dynamics in Newbridge, Primark’s head office in Dublin, Franklin House in Birmingham and Plas Glyndwr in Cardiff. The OCR service featured at Glasgow Southern General Hospital and both EOL and OCR featured at Blackpool Fylde College.

Its EOL service was also brought into play at refurbishments for TSB in Bradley Stoke, a Science Park in

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more resource-efficient buildings with its recent seminar on Design for Demountability at the Building Centre in London.

OSMO celebrates a quarter of a century

BREEAM has over 200,000 buildings currently certified with another 700,000 registered, making it the world’s most widely used standard for best practice in sustainable design. As well as explaining the fundamental aspects of BREEAM and the scoring system, the Guide demonstrates the influence Schueco products can have on the various BREEAM categories where credits are scored – the main ones being Management,

saved contractors tens of thousands of pounds in landfill taxes. The project which delivered the greatest return in 2014 was the Farnborough International Airshow (13,400m2) which Armstrong has been involved in with its EOL service since 2008 although 2014 was the first time the show had used the company’s OCR service.

All of the returned material, including from the first projects in Ireland, has been or will be used in the manufacture of new mineral ceiling tiles, saving the company more than £35,000 in virgin materials. The service will have also

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New Schueco guide will assist in obtaining BREEAM certification

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“We are delighted to reach this milestone” comments Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK. “The company started very small and has since, grown into a successful business. It is thanks to the dedication of the team, and the reputation that we have built for providing high quality wood finishes and wooden

As energy and material resources become increasingly scarce, the event considered the need to look more carefully into designing buildings for controlled deconstruction at end of life, rather than demolition which provides no opportunity to segregate and recover recyclable materials such as plasterboard waste. Further to the obvious saving in building material resources, the event looked at aspects such as the energy and time saving benefits of demountability – with positive flooring. We are proud of our history and look forward to another successful 25 years.” Steve founded Osmo UK in 1990 when he spotted the potential of Osmo’s renowned natural wood finishes and started stocking small quantities in his garage. The potential for Osmo products quickly became clear and in 1997 Osmo UK began trading from a small warehouse on a business park in Aylesbury. Eight years later, the company moved to Anglo Business Park, where the warehouse space trebled in size and the small team grew in numbers.  Now, in 2015, Osmo UK provides great customer service and support, despatches hundreds of orders within a week, and provides a comprehensive This widely recognised third party approval follows thorough analysis of the Ancon Teplo-L-Tie’s independent strength and durability test data, and robust manufacturing controls.

Ancon awarded BBA approval for the innovative Teplo-L-Tie insulating wall tie BBA certification for the innovative Teplo-L-Tie basalt-fibre wall tie was officially presented to Ancon Marketing Manager, Annabelle Wilson, by BBA’s Head of Client Accounts, Gary Dicker, at the 2015 Ecobuild exhibition in London.

“BBA product approval provides additional reassurance to users, specifiers, building control, local authorities and insurers as to the quality and suitability of the innovative basalt-fibre TeploTie range, which is outside standard wall tie CE Marking legislation” says Ancon’s Annabelle Wilson. Like the original BBA-approved TeploTie cavity wall tie, launched in 2009, the new Teplo-L-Tie comprises a pultruded basalt fibre body set in a resin matrix. This material, with its thermal

implications on cost. With each of these factors making the case stronger, is it just a matter of time before demountable structures are common place? Four leading exponents from different areas of the industry explored the subject from their own perspectives, from trends in architecture and construction to using building materials more efficiently. GPDA represents the four major gypsum board and plaster manufacturers: British Gypsum, Knauf, and Siniat in Britain, and Gypsum Industries in Ireland. ❚ enquiry 176 www.mclink.co.uk/875-176 training programme to customers on a regular basis. Its Polyx-Oil wood finishes range is known and respected by many, and is continuously used on flooring, wooden furniture, joinery and doors In line with its forward-thinking vision, Osmo UK has grown remarkably well and achieved various targets over the past two and a half decades. The Osmo product range has continued to grow to meet the on-going demands of its customers. ❚ enquiry 177 www.mclink.co.uk/875-177

conductivity of just 0.7W/mK, minimises heat loss across an insulated wall cavity which is an essential consideration in low energy construction. Unique to the new Ancon TeploL-Tie, however, is an ‘L’ shaped stainless steel upstand, mechanically and chemically bonded to one end, which allows it to be securely tied to steel, timber, concrete or masonry using a range of standard fixings. Available to suit cavity widths up to 300mm, it is ideal for today’s super-insulated building envelopes, whether new build or refurbishment. ❚ enquiry 178 www.mclink.co.uk/875-178


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TURN A RAINY DAY

––– Into Your Own SunSpace! Introducing SunSpaces, the practical, stylish and adaptable garden building system from Greensquares that lets you enjoy the outdoors all year round- whatever the weather. SunSpaces makes a garden accessible in January as

and put in place the perfect all-year-round experience

well as July. Each building, from a simple veranda to a

for all types of garden enthusiast,” he said.

personalised modular garden room, is maintenancefree and combines high quality components with great

“For instance, there are some key options you might

looks while giving you full control over design and

like to consider when personalising your SunSpace. Is

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it north or south facing? Are you looking to get more natural light? Do you need protection from the sun in

“SunSpaces garden building system links stylish

high summer? What about boundary issues, enhanced

indoors to elegant outdoors, whatever the time of year

privacy features and wind direction? You can cheat

or weather,” said Greensquares’ Managing Director

draughts and noise using side-to-side sliding walls or

Jason Cole.

doors, fixed door options or our draught seal provision,” said Mr. Cole.

“No domestic dream is too difficult to deliver with Greensquares’ SunSpaces bespoke buildings. Elegant,

SunSpaces standard structures are safe, solid and

high quality, aluminium supports contain sleek and

stylish. They start at 2 metres deep and 3 metres in

stylish feature panels that offer space, access, light,

length. They are available in three colours: Graphite

privacy and a shelter from the elements, all meeting

Grey, White and Cream but customised RAL colours

the highest standards to more than match your

are available as a special order to match your garden

activities, applications and aspirations,” said Mr. Cole.

design ideas.

“Each project is very important to us. We have a

“Family leisure time is precious so seize the moment!

bespoke SunSpaces product that matches every

Turn even a rainy day into your own SunSpace,” said

customer’s needs. SunSpaces Personal Advisors are

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ASSA ABLOY UK specification builds success at EcoBuild UK Specification, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, has successfully used EcoBuild 2015 to cement its position as the total provider of design led architectural ironmongery and doorset specifications. On stand N3074 at EcoBuild 2015, UK Specification showcased its journey to offering bespoke consultancy services and design led specification capabilities, and also took part in a unique seminar at the BIM Theatre in partnership with NBS, part of RIBA Enterprises on BIM for manufacturers.

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clear at EcoBuild was the buzz around the exhibition, with the new opportunities in sustainable growth and development. For UK Specification, we were able to bask in its essence and showcase how to take advantage of the new found optimism whilst still adhere to influencing factors such as BIM, ready for next year’s Government mandate. “The exhibition proved hugely successful in our ability to generate strong brand awareness as a new proposition to the specification market. Visitors to the stand and guests to the seminar could instantly see the strategic journey we have taken to bring our extensive expertise from being part of ASSA ABLOY, as the global leader in door opening solutions, to provide added value, knowledge together with the flexibility to engage with them on a consultative basis to ensure all architectural ironmongery and doorset requirements could be achieved from one manufacturer.” ❚ enquiry 181 www.mclink.co.uk/875-181

UK Specification presented its principles in understanding sustainability whilst using its own journey experience to demystify the issues in ground breaking influences such as BIM and NBS specification writing tools for the benefit of architects, property development companies, design led main contractors and major end users.

PRODUCT NEWS & INNOVATIONS

SHACKERLEY CHIEF INTRODUCES BRAZILIAN SPECIFIERS TO CERAMIC GRANITE VENTILATED CLADDING A massive Sao Paulo audience turns out to hear about the success of ceramic granite ventilated cladding in the UK

An eager audience of over 500 architects and other construction professionals recently attended a seminar on ceramic granite ventilated facade systems presented by Brian Newell, founder and head of Lancashire cladding company Shackerley.

Says David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of UK Specification: “What was

The event was not held in the UK where the many benefits of ceramic cladding systems are well understood, but in Brazil where this method of constructing the outer envelope is at an embryonic stage.

Sewage treatment solutions for Environmentally challenging sites

The seminar was the main element of ‘Constructor Day’ at Expo Revestir 2015, an internationally renowned trade show promoting wall and floor coverings and finishing materials, held in March in Sao Paulo.

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Founder and head of Shackerley, Brian Newell invited to speak at Constructor Day because of his unique credentials and experience

Brian Newell was invited as a the keynote speaker by FIAC – the International Forum of Architecture and Construction - because of his unique credentials which include over 50 years’ experience in the ceramics industry and 30 years’ involvement in drafting British (BS), European (EN) and International (ISO) Standards that underpin ceramics manufacturing, specification and installation. Shackerley, his specialist manufacturing and prefabrication company, pioneered the UK market for

ceramic granite ventilated cladding and remains at the forefront of the sector with its award winning patented Sureclad® facade system Seminar attendees learnt about the emergence of ceramic ventilated facades in the UK, the suitability of ceramic granite as an external cladding material and various methods of mechanically fixing facade panels, focusing on the proven undercut anchorage method at the heart of Shackerley’s Sureclad® system. Highlights included video footage of the Sureclad® system being subjected to simulated earthquake conditions, remaining intact throughout, and an impressive gallery of completed Sureclad projects in the hotel, healthcare, retail, residential, educational, civic and commercial office sectors across the UK. Shackerley has forged an exclusive partnership arrangement with South American ceramic giant, Eliane Revestimentos Cerâmicos. The two companies are working closely together to generate specifications and sales for Shackerley’s Sureclad® system in new build and refurbishment projects across Brazil. ❚ enquiry 183 www.mclink.co.uk/875-183 The seminar concluded with an inspiring series of images of UK cladding projects supplied by Shackerley

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