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Woburn Forest nominated for Best Hotel and Tourism Resort Center Parcs Woburn Forest, set in 362 acres of forest in Bedfordshire, has been nominated for the ‘Best Hotel and Tourism Resort’ at the MIPIM Awards 2015.



outstanding and accomplished projects around the world. The ‘Best Hotel and Tourism Resort’ category honours the most innovative newly-constructed hotel in terms of architecture and interior design, while also

considering client well-being, services provided to guests, leisure and recreational facilities and environmental aspects. Each of the centre buildings have been designed to work with and enhance the forest from both internally and externally. Holder Mathias’s concept was to create an emotionally warm and tactile architectural environment that guests instinctively respond to, and to design memorable places that they can explore, relax in and enjoy. The Village Square and The Plaza

had very complex operational design requirements that were articulated by Center Parcs and thoughtfully answered by the design team. Woburn Forest successfully uses more than 25 years of knowledge from Center Parcs relating to guest experience and care for the environment whilst embracing modern ideas and technologies. MIPIM award winners will be chosen in Cannes by a combination of the MIPIM delegates and the international jury, each group representing 50% of the final vote.

Holder Mathias is the lead architect and designer behind the £95 million centre buildings (The Village Centre and The Plaza) at the heart of the £250 million Center Parcs project. Having opened its doors in June 2014, Center Parcs Woburn Forest has a unique ‘Subtropical Swimming Paradise’ design, with a state-of-the-art Aqua Sana Spa, 625 lodges, a 75-bed hotel, six Spa Suites as well as 13 restaurants, shops and more than 100 leisure activities. Announced at the international real estate show in Cannes, the awards recognise the most

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THE co-founder of a Northumberland biomass heating specialist has been announced as the new board member for the industry's largest trade association. Neil Harrison launched Alnwickbased firm re:heat with Ben Tansey in 2011. Their expertise and innovation in the field of biomass has seen re:heat informing Government reports and transforming heating systems in schools, hospitals and businesses across the North East and further afield. Having played an instrumental role in the Wood Heat Association's (WHA) establishment, Mr Harrison has

been voted onto the association's first democratically elected board of directors. He was elected to the role after a vote among the 200 plus members who make up the WHA, the UK trade association for the modern wood heating industry. Speaking about his appointment he said: "It is fantastic to have this opportunity to continue to raise the professional standards and build the reputation of biomass heating as something that is a sound choice for businesses and households up and down the country. "Having already assisted in the formation of the WHA,

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particularly the November 2013 establishment survey and the 2014 conference, I am very much looking forward to taking up my seat on the board and working to improve standards in our industry."

As an increasingly influential association, the WHA works to raise professional standards in the industry, build the reputation of the technology, and is working with Government to try and ensure there is a robust and wellfunded Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme from 2016 through to 2020 and beyond.

Before co-founding re:heat in 2011 Neil's decade-long career in the field of biomass led him to the role of Senior Biomass Consultant with the Scottish Agricultural College.

The association's parent organisation, the Renewable Energy Association (REA), was a key player in bringing the RHI scheme into legislation in 2011.

There he worked on commissions ranging from boiler system design and procurement support for farms and estates, to research and advisory contracts for the Scottish Government, Forestry Comm-

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HOME-BUYERS interested in a stylish new low-energy housing development in Nottingham are being encouraged to reserve a property following a rush of sales.






Within just two months of going on the market more than half of the 36 family homes in Blueprint’s Hobart Close scheme in The Meadows have been snapped up.


And with interest in the remaining 16 properties already strong since the start of the new year, potential buyers are being advised that they should buy now or risk losing out. “It’s a testament to the strength of The Meadows as an up and coming residential area that 19 of the 35 homes at Hobart & Pitcairn have been bought off-plan within just two months of going on the market,” said Blueprint development director Peter Conboy. “If sales continue at the same rate then every home in the development will have been sold

before the beginning of spring 2015. We can only advise that anyone who likes the look of the development, but has been holding back, should follow up their curiosity and arrange a viewing before they’re all gone.” The riverside development of three- and four-bed homes, priced between £160,000 and £250,000, has attracted a diverse range of buyers attracted to its location overlooking the Trent, proximity to a new tram line and an ultraefficient energy design which will help give residents very low energy bills for years to come. Val Shakespeare, director & sales manager at Royston & Lund, main selling agent since the project first launched, said that interest in Hobart Close had been such that three properties had been reserved since the start of the new year – but that this was typical of a development where demand from a diverse buyer profile had been unprecedented from the beginning.

“Reservations have come from down-sizers, young families, first time buyers, young couples and up-sizers,“ she said. “Whilst the build quality is clearly outstanding, these stylish homes are also appreciated for the location as much as the superb specification of the properties. The Trent Embankment offers riverside tranquillity and open space in abundance with walking and cycling paths. It is a short walk to Trent Bridge and both Nottingham city centre and West Bridgford are close by. A range of social and leisure facilities are easily accessible yet the area is well served by public transport too with excellent bus service and the recently revitalised train station and the new tram line are due to open shortly.”




2015 will hopefully be a year of great growth for your business, but what can you do this year to make your business grow in a sustainable manner? These five things will be great for your business as they will save you thousands of pounds and be beneficial for the environment.

1. Lighting. We all need it, so let’s get it right. Switch to low energy lighting that can save over 75% on the power usage. Secondly, fit room sensors in the less used rooms like toilets and store cupboards and kitchens. 2. Building insulation. Most businesses generate lots of heat from either processes or from simple office work from computers. It is important that you preserve as much of this heat as possible. This will reduce your heating fuel bills substantially. It may be easier than you think to add extra insulation to your office loft or to clad internally within the office space. 3. The Office. Make sure all of your computers, lighting, water heaters and all other devices are turned off over night. Make this an internal office policy, practice it hard and reward those that take responsibility for it. 4. Generate your own power.


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She added: “There is a real clamour for the clean and green lifestyle these properties offer, and as well as regenerating the area buyers are creating a new community and ultimately breathing new life into this important part of Nottingham.”

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Hobart Close is part of new development of flats and houses called Hobart & Pitcairn which is being developed by Blueprint and the Asra Housing Group.

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Asra Housing Group’s portion of the development, composed of 38 affordable rented homes and shared ownership homes, are being built in the adjacent Pitcairn Close. The whole development will be completed in summer 2015.

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5 Easy steps to making your business go Green in 2015 24 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS

Renewable energy technologies are more accessible than ever. With lease deals and monthly payment options your business can be generating free electricity within weeks. 5. Get an energy audit: If you have more than 250 employees or have a turnover of more than £50M you will require an ESOS report to be completed before December this year. If you don’t, you will be fined up to £50K plus £500/ day by the Government for not getting it done. The ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) is a report that lets you know how much energy you use across your business from the buildings, transport and your processes.

So there’s five steps you can get started on today. If you want guidance and want to know where to start with ESOS or renewable energy, give us a call today 01476 870 398

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Elta concentrates on cost effective & high performance IAQ For Elta Fans Residential Division, part of the Elta Group - a £90 million family of businesses with operations in seven countries on four continents - the 2015 Ecobuild exhibition has taken on added significance following; major investment in the company, the appointment of Colin Hone as UK Sales Manager and a new sales team. Colin, who will head Elta Fans Residential, is clear on the message that will be at the heart of the Elta Fans stand. “Our company is all about providing exceptional indoor air quality in the most cost effective way for the health of the nation. The focus at Ecobuild, will be on our latest range of decentralised mechanical extract ventilation units (dMEV) which complement our extensive range of residential products. “The incredibly energy efficient Mori dMEV unit has achieved exceptional performance results in independent third party testing

by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) which concluded that the Mori dMEV outperformed anything currently available on the market.

“This product is very effective in the huge refurbishment market where in hotels, housing authorities, and properties owned by social landlords, there are millions of existing holes in walls where the Mori dMEV can provide excellent and cost effective indoor air quality. ❚ enquiry 100

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Ancon launches ‘Acoustic Range’ at Ecobuild 2015 applications for these high performance products are recording studios and cinemas, however they are equally suitable for any new build residential development as they comply with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations as a Type A tie for separating walls. Available in incremental lengths of 25mm, the new Ancon ACOU range suits a cavity range of 50mm to 175mm. ANCON, specialist in the design and manufacture of high integrity steel structural fixings, will introduce its new Acoustic range of cavity wall ties and shear load dowels at the UK’s leading sustainable construction event, Ecobuild 2015. Having tackled various causes of cold bridging with innovative fixings that improve the thermal performance of a building and reduce energy use, Ancon has now turned its attention to improving the sound resilience of our structures. Ancon Acoustic Wall Ties connect the leaves of a cavity wall and feature a pre-compressed acoustic isolation element to minimise the transfer of airborne noise. Typical

The new Ancon Acoustic Dowel is designed to transfer shear load and allow essential movement at joints in concrete frames, while also reducing impact sound through a building by isolating adjacent concrete elements.

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification to showcase BIM Journey UK Specification is joining forces with RIBA, part of NBS Enterprises and David Miller Architects in an exclusive live audio webinar, in the lead up to

Specflue to launch next generation of heating interface units

Built using the latest technology in embedded electronics, the new, intelligent units have been designed for better performance and ease of use, while delivering all the same benefits of the traditional heat interface unit. Full features will be revealed at the show on Stand N6140, but include a range of innovative digital functions for improved control of hot water and central heating in properties connected to a district heating system using a central boiler. The tools will enable efficiency throughout the entire system, providing the user with greater management over temperature, pressure and flow rates. Manufactured by Thermal Integration and distributed by Specflue, the intelligent HIUs will join Specflue’s existing ranges of thermal stores, solar panels, woodburners and pellet stoves and boilers.

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will be mandated for all central government projects. The webinar will provide an insight into the BIM toolkit (Digital Plan of Works) and what it means to the industry alongside discussing how it will impact on the architectural professional. Stand N3074

From seed to substrate: Kemper System showcases sustainable odourless liquid waterproofing at Ecobuild refurbishing and upgrading existing roofs. Stratex is also ideal as a complete warm roof solution below an extensive green roof.

Specflue will be launching the next generation of Heating Interface Units (HIUs) at Ecobuild 2015.

The stainless steel Ancon Dowel locates in a sound damping sleeve that de-couples components such as stairs from the main structural frame. Typical applications include multi-occupancy buildings, like hotels and apartments, where unwanted noise can adversely affect a person’s concentration, relaxation and sleep. Stand N3090

EcoBuild 2015. The free to attend webinar in association with ASSA ABLOY is taking place on Tuesday 17th February from 11 – 12pm to highlight the key industry drivers that organisations need to be aware of to position themselves ready for 2016, where Level 2 BIM

Liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, will be showcasing its comprehensive range of BBA-certified Kemperol liquid roofing and waterproofing systems on stand S3090 at this year’s Ecobuild along with its Stratex warm roof and KemperGro green roof systems. The only cost effective, solventfree and completely odourless cold liquid applied waterproofing system available in the UK, Kemperol 2K-PUR will, once again, take centre stage on Kemper System’s Ecobuild stand. Around 80% of the applied polyols (or resins) in Kemperol 2K-PUR are obtained from the seeds of the tropical castor plant (Ricinus communis) a renewable resource. Perfect for use on sustainable construction projects and ideal for live projects on occupied buildings, such as schools, hospitals, food factories or office buildings, Kemperol 2KPUR allows work to take place without the need for evacuation or closure, avoiding the disruption associated with the strong odours and fumes from many ‘lowodour’ or solvent-based products. Stratex from Kemper System will also be on show at this year’s Ecobuild. An integrated warm roof that offers exceptional performance, Stratex is supplied as a complete system of matched components - vapour barrier, insulation and waterproofing. It is equally suited to concrete, timber and metal decks on new build projects as it is to

Kemper System’s KemperGro green roof system will also be among the products on show at Ecobuild, bringing together a unique combination of recycled, renewable and sustainable components to provide a complete waterproof roofing and green roof system with a single source specification. Designed to provide a solution to meet local climatic conditions, aspect, biodiversity and specifier preference, KemperGro can be custom-specified to meet any requirements. First used at Volkswagen’s Baunatal factory in 1964, where more than 300,000sqm of roof surface have since been waterproofed, Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 completes the company’s Ecobuild showcase. Kemperol V210 has been particularly effective at the factory in areas where ponding occurs owing to inadequate falls and continues to perform effectively to this day. Comments UK marketing manager of Kemper System, Stuart Hicks: “Our product range is designed primarily for use in new build, maintenance and refurbishment projects. Kemper System’s waterproofing and surfacing products have protected billions of square metres of roofs around the world over the past 50 years, including some of the world's most important landmarks, iconic buildings, public and commercial properties. “As we continue to prioritise environmental performance in the built environment of the future, Kemper System’s advanced roofing technology can make roofs greener and more sustainable.”

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Selectaglaze Secondary Glazing;

‘Keeping Draughts Out and the Heat In’

Selectaglaze systems are extensively tested for performance and a wide choice of designs allows sympathetic treatment of any window style. Full assembly in the factory ensures rapid installation and minimal disruption to building occupants.

The thermal efficiency of building envelopes and avoiding wasteful use of energy have become very important topics both on an environmental and financial level. Secondary Glazing is a well-established method of improving window insulation particularly for traditional and listed buildings. Selectaglaze Secondary Glazing systems using a single pane of low emissivity glass reduce the heat loss across a window by more than half and achieve a U-value of around 1.9. With sealed unit glazing this is further reduced, and a figure as low as 0.8 is achieved with Pilkington’s technically advanced Spacia unit. This thin vacuum unit complements the slim frames that often best suit heritage buildings. Bespoke manufacture and high performance

Established in 1966 and a Royal Warrant holder since 2004, Selectaglaze has vast experience in working with all types of buildings.

The company will also be showcasing its new ISOTOP WINFRAMER, a structurally solid, prefabricated installation frame manufactured now available in a range of new variations and sizes. The frame can be quickly cut to length on site and secured in position using a single component adhesive and, if necessary, fixing screws.

The six sealing systems on display, covering different building types and functions, will include ISO3 Window system (which WINFRAMER is a part of), the ISOE EWI (External Wall Insulation) system, the ISOF Flame fire protection/fire rated product system (passive protection), and the ISOµ timber building system for a wide variety of timber frame buildings. Peter Thompson, general manager UK for ISOChemie, said that with TRADA introducing a new test/certificate and logo for acoustic insulation of windows, based on the A-E energy system, Ecobuild will be opportune for showcasing sealing solutions for the sustainable design, construction and built environment. He added: "Visitors will see

Visit ‘Pamie’ Mapei’s new demonstration vehicle and hospitality suite at Ecobuild 2015 – Stand N7030

This unique exhibition method showcases Mapei’s push for innovation. The van will be the focal point of the stand, offering hospitality and an informal meeting space for visitors and will be supported by live application demonstrations across a variety of products lines, enabling visitors to gain insight into application and installation methods, as well as product features and benefits. The vehicle reaches 8500mm in length with a width of 7800mm (after set up with an additional gazebo) and a height of 3100mm. Once fully open, the inside presents a fresh, contemporary look with modern vinyl flooring, white walls and a glass table – which features colour changing ‘mood’ LED lights - with high chairs. It also displays a 42inch plasma screen suitable for




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installation videos or CPD presentations with charging ports in and around the    table.

Mapei will display its long-term, enduring commitment towards eco-sustainability, through manufacturing, certification and process compliance, including ISO 14001. Mapei will channel its focus on corporate philosophy and eco-friendly products by including the following at the exhibition: external wall insulation, ceramic tiling, waterproofing, resilient adhesives, wood flooring, and protective and decorative wall coatings. Mapei will also be exhibiting its new cementitious, decorative and hard wearing floor covering - Ultratop Loft at the show, perfect for installing onto walls and floors providing a unique and industrial design for all room types such as design studios, kitchens, living rooms and galleries. Mapei has been producing low VOC emission products for more than 30 years and its systems are tested by independent institutions, to ensure that they meet recognised certification. The company is also a member of the UK Green Building Council. Mapei products are at the forefront of innovation and provide solutions for any installation. Visit Mapei on Stand N7030 ❚ enquiry 109



The A. Proctor Group will be exhibiting  of both airtight  membranes  for thebenefits System)  walls  (Wraptite    and breather  membranes for roofs (Roofshield) at this year’s Ecobuild in London.

ISO-Chemie is one of  producers  Europe's main of   sealants,  impregnated foam specialising in the   manufacturer of foam    products from polyethylene  (EPP)  (EPE), polypropylene and polyurethane (PUR) using the latest production   techniques. Using its   products, along with the company's on-site tuition  and CPD presentations can   help people to conform    properly. More at   Stand S2070  


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that ISO-BLOCO ONE is A+ rated, providing a 63dB reduction as   the best  reduction necessary to get   an A Rating on the  certificate is 50dB reduction. The proposed new LHR runway will require windows to have 55dB  reduction if they are under the flight path." 

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brush or compression seals also ensure the tightest fit, dramatically reducing air infiltration and almost eliminating uncomfortable drafts.

ISO-Chemie seals Ecobuild 2015 with total solutions ‘Successful Sealing Has A System' will be the theme of leading foam sealant tape producer ISO-Chemie's stand (S2070) at Ecobuild 2015.

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Roofshield’s unique vapour and air     permeability characteristics allow even the  complex  of pitched roofs  to breathe  most – without the need for traditional air       gaps  or venting products, which may spoil the        aesthetics of your building. Roofshield is as easy to  install    as traditional roofing felt. Roofshield  also  complies  with the latest  BS 5534 guidelines will    and our  experts   be  available to answer any queries regarding this latest  change  in building  regulations.

The Wraptite system offers the ideal option for a vapour permeable air barrier. Designed to cost effectively replace conventional breather membranes, in the traditional manner, Wraptite is a lowresistance vapour permeable air barrier wall underlay, which is durable, flexible and lightweight, allowing for easy installation. Stand N6036 ❚ enquiry 110

       Bilco Assists to specify well at Ecobuild     industry  Leading roof    access  products manufacturer    Bilco will be making its     specification advice service, Bilco available  Assist,    in person on stand  N4035  at this year’s Ecobuild. I s team of experts will be providing   support   in determining the most   appropriate access product for architects, specifiers,    M&E  contractors and installers to purchase in order to provide the safest possible long term access to roof areas. The company launched its Bilco Assist scheme in 2014 by providing help online, by telephone and also through site visits, to address the lack of readily available

Saniflo exhibits at Ecobuild One of the leading names in the plumbing & drainage sector, Saniflo, has added its name to the list of exhibitors attending this year’s Ecobuild exhibition at the Excel Centre from 3rd – 5th March; stand number N7141. This is the first time the company has booked its own stand at the show; a decision that was taken following the launch of the company’s latest product, the Sanicubic XL. This pumping station – which

expert advice in the  absence of a precise legal  framework to follow. “Identifying  the best roof  access product  still requires a certain amount of interpretation and you

need to weigh up the various options to get the best value for money, safety and fitness for purpose. Stand N4035 ❚ enquiry 106


can handle 40m³ of grey water waste per hour offers the company a real opportunity to provide waste solutions for large, commercial projects and the Ecobuild show provides theperfect platform to showcase not only the new unit, but also a wider range of Saniflo products that are already finding favour in commercial projects throughout the UK. Featuring alongside the new Sanicubic XL will be one of the company’s popular Kinemagic cubicles.

The innovative design of the Kinemagic range isproving to be highly appealing to specifiers because it requires no silicone and grout in its installation and the internal opaque panels eliminate the need for tiling;. Stand N7141

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Natural Insulation Boards

Flexible wood fibre suitable for roof, floor and timber frame wall applications. Excellent all round insulation properties improves the fabric and makes buildings a better place to live and work in whatever the weather.

Wood fibre building boards for sarking, sheathing, acoustic and render applications. Diffusion qualities provide healthy living with protection against wind, dust, moisture and sound.

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BUSY YEAR FOR OAKLAND PROJECTS, 2014 BEST YEAR EVER FOR COMPANY 2014 proved a very busy and successful year for Oakland Projects, the luxury building and bespoke shop fitting company. Highlighted here is just some of the building and refurbishment work carried out by the firm’s teams of expert craftsmen. Early in the year Oakland carried out a major remodelling and refreshment for the Harrogate branch of And So To Bed, one of the leading specialists of fine antique beds and complementary furniture. Although the company has over 30 stores throughout the UK, the Harrogate outlet is the company’s flagship.

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The aim was to create themed roomsets within the Georgian style single-storey retail premises. However with the showroom open to customers the proposed modernisation needed to be completed in brief a time as possible with the minimum disruption. In fact a proposed seven week schedule was cut to five weeks. Oakland Projects’ Operations Director, Paul Sundborg, devised a seven part roll out programme which involved encapsulating areas of the store during working hours. This enabled the company to facilitate a refurbishment and cosmetic facelift, which included stripping oak floors and re-liming, laying paved and stone floors, relacquering existing flooring, creating Georgian styled panelling and new lighting schemes, plus redecoration. Exterior work included minor renovation, a new fascia and new external lighting. As bespoke shop fitting specialists Oakland Projects prides itself on its phased innovative and environmental approach to all retail refurbishment, completing contracts on time and on budget. Five new areas were created within the store – a Georgian/Regency period room, an English country cottage, the Hamptons and New England plus a contemporary/retro overview. All phases were completed within the time and financial constraints. Meanwhile back in London the company’s highly skilled building teams were busy on other commercial, residential and retail projects:


Loaf, a leading multi-million pound furniture and soft furnishings specialist, was planning to relocate into much larger office accommodation in Ladbroke Grove. The premises required a category B fit out that would include the infrastructure to support a wide range of specialist equipment. However the job was extremely time sensitive and a tight time limit was in place. The fit out included the installation of a substantial roof mounted air handling unit complete with ducting and ceiling mounted air conditioning units and fitting lighting for desk areas and work zones for 100 staff. Special Pendant lighting, supplied by Loaf itself, was also installed. Other work included the removal of an internal non-loadbearing wall, restoring window mullions, repairing and resealing existing floor surfaces and installation of lighting for toilet/washroom areas plus the fire lobbies. Sympathetic painting of the open plan office accommodation completed the project. Meanwhile, close to the Kings Road in Chelsea another team was involved in the building of a fun climbing leisure activity, Clip ‘n Climb. The challenge for Oakland Projects was the transformation of a former lighting and manufacturing warehouse in Michael Road, Chelsea, into a state of the art climbing experience. The project involved the restoration of the interior of the 1,500 sq m (14,000 sq ft appx) two storey 10m (32ft) high building, full interior redecoration, installation of offices, a training area, separate male and female and less able washroom facilities plus the creation of a first floor cafeteria complete with a glazed viewing area overlooking the climbing facilities. The flooring in the offices and washrooms was finished in a bonded oak while a specially selected rubberised 75mm (3in) thick cushioned flooring was installed throughout the leisure and training area. Clip ‘n Climb is now a popular London leisure venue thanks to the skilled craftsmen of Oakland Projects. In nearby Kensington an extremely difficult total restoration was being carried out on a once grand fourstorey Victorian house in Stanwick Road. Severe weathering of the brickwork, aggressive fungal dry rot, corroded steel Bessemer beams and wartime bomb damage meant that the roof, ceilings and flooring down to first floor level had to be removed.

A careful and sympathetic total refurbishment was required as the property was situated in a preservation area. All seriously damaged woodwork was replaced while all remaining woodwork was chemically injected. The original Bessemer steel beams were beyond saving and all were replaced with steel section beams for the floor areas with hardwood lintels being used over doorways. Most of the frontal brickwork required specialist cleaning to remove oxidisation as well as metallic and carbon staining. Only 10 per cent of the facework was irreparable and this problem was overcome by using bricks reclaimed from the rear of the building, with this area being repaired using close modern equivalent bricks. Sturdy engineering brickwork was utilised on the interior of the building where required. All walls were rendered and plastered, and wooden floors were replaced to customer’s specifications. This project was only completed in November. Over in Ealing, west London, Oakland Projects was also busy refurbishing and revamping a hairdressing salon to make it a showpiece for owner and well known visionary hairdresser Keith Warner. What was needed was an eclectic look, but there was a six week deadline with the salon mainly remaining open for business. The aim was to bring the outside, inside. This was achieved by building block stone walls and weathered brick walls with period window openings that featured mirrors instead of glass, plus a screeded floor specially treated to make it look like exterior concrete. The whole effect created an outdoor scene. Elaborate but fake corbels jutting from the stone brickwork provided a period finish, while a mezzanine floor installed by Oakland meant extra space within the building for a nail parlour, beauty salon and luxury massage area with the hairdressing salon at ground level. The ceiling was finished in black and chandeliers were also installed along with air conditioning. The completed refurbishment has meant a boom in business for THE LONDON HaIR GROUP and now the company plans to extend into the City of London and trendy Notting Hill in 2015 with the help of Oakland Projects. Finally in December the company launched its new stylish website to showcase its impressive range of services. You can view the company at or email The company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts can be accessed via the website. Please follow us on @oaklandpaul ( Oakland Projects boasts quarter of a century’s experience in luxury construction, shop fitting and refurbishment contract work for a wide base of blue chip clients. The company is based at Leven, East Yorkshire, and central London. For further information please contact Paul Sundborg of Oakland Projects on 0845 862 1041 or email ❚ enquiry 195.

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Free cooling enters the Splits market with

Hitachi’s Econofresh

As energy costs continue to rise, with minimal savings being passed onto consumers, any opportunity to harness ‘free cooling’ is worth exploring. While ‘free cooling’ with Chillers, rooftop and air handling units (AHU) is old news, Hitachi is in the unique position of being the only manufacturer to have applied the ‘free cooling’ concept to split systems. Free cooling enables high energy savings in applications where cooling demand is relatively constant year-round – for example in data centres, retail shops and supermarkets where server equipment, integral refrigerators and high levels of lighting or electronics generate heat throughout the year. The external

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air is used for free cooling when the outdoor air temperature is lower than the indoor temperature, stopping the compressor and saving energy when operating in cooling mode. Hitachi’s new Econofresh connects to ducted RPI units from 10kW to 14kW giving improved flexibility of installation. The inverter compressor controls the motor speed while Econofresh’s Economiser Control modulates the damper positions to guarantee an accurate set room temperature. It is also possible to regulate by Enthalpy (total energy) variance using the field-supplied sensor to maximise energy savings. Other benefits include a selectable damper ‘minimum opening’ for fresh air renewal, Thermo On control to restart the compressor if the free cooling set temperature

Conference to explore sustainable design for society A conference which will explore how buildings and spaces are designed to reduce negative impacts on the environment is to be held at Leeds Beckett University. The international conference,

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) will take place on 17-18 September and is hosted by the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett, with keynote speakers, workshops and presentations focusing on how to address the

It now incorporates SmartFan Mini and SmartFan which have been designed for stoves with a top surface operating temperature of between 65°C and 330°C. In addition, they will also be introducing SmartFan LT and SmartFan LT Mini which have been designed for stoves with a top surface operating temperature of between 60°C and 190°C. The SmartFan is a self-powered, clean, silent and efficient device that greatly improves heat circulation from a solid fuel burning stove. Over three years have been spent on the design of the SmartFan range which incorporates not one, but two fans. Extensive prototyping and trialling have resulted in a unit which Anglo Nordic believe is the most efficient stove fan on the market. Both domestic and

Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute, Professor Chris Gorse explained: “While the issues surrounding sustainability are challenging and diverse, this

conference will focus our attention on key topics, exposing applied research, technology and innovation that are having a positive impact. Having such a high profile event in Leeds is excellent and the knowledge gained and shared will help to

Domus Thermal duct insulation range extended

Anglo Nordic add new stove fans to their range Anglo Nordic, leading suppliers of heating and ventilation components, are pleased to announce the addition of new stove fans to its range.

balance between the built and the natural environment.

Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce that its unique Domus Thermal duct insulation range is being extended to cover its 220x90mm Megaduct Rigid Duct System.

international patents have been applied for. The device is powered by a thermoelectric generation module (TEG) which uses the hot surface of the stove to generate an electric current to propel the two fan blades. Heat, instead of rising immediately to the ceiling, is propelled directly into the living space and provides an increased level of comfort and greater fuel efficiency. The device works on a simple principle; the greater the temperature differential between the top and bottom sections of the fan; the greater the available electrical output. The increased output is used to power two fans. The top fan is intended to maintain a low temperature in the top section and by incorporating an aerodynamically designed front fan, the SmartFan can move air up to a rate of 350m3/H (200 CFM). ❚ enquiry 116

Megaduct is a range of large capacity rectangular ducting, suitable for larger installations. The system is particularly appropriate for applications which require higher air flow rates associated with whole-house ventilation within larger domestic properties and light commercial environments.

insulation system has been such that as from early next year Polypipe Ventilation will extend it to cover the 220x90mm Megaduct size. The Domus Thermal range was also expanded earlier this year to cover a wider range of Supertube fittings, including vertical 45º bends and a fixed spigot plenum; both of which are also included in the new Megaduct range.

Previously Domus Thermal was available solely for the best selling 204x60mm Supertube rectangular ducting range, as well as Ø100mm, Ø125mm and Ø150mm round profiles. However the demand for this innovative duct

Domus Thermal is a patented system that significantly improves the thermal insulation of round and rectangular ventilation ducting in domestic properties, thus reducing heat loss and

is not reached within six minutes plus a CO2 sensor, which continuously modulates the damper position to guarantee air quality. “Case studies using Econofresh have demonstrated up to 50% energy savings delivering an impressive return on investment (ROI) in less than two years,” commented Steve Robinson, UK Business Development Manager, Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS. For more details on Hitachi’s Econofresh product with fiveyear manufacturer’s warranty, visit, or contact Hitachi Direct Sales on 01628 585 394. ❚ enquiry 117

take the whole sustainability agenda forward. It’s encouraging that many industrial partners are interested in the conference and examples of research being led by industry are being put forward. The engagement between academics, industry and the community is essential if we are to embrace the level of change needed.” preventing the formation of condensation. Domus Thermal was developed by Polypipe Ventilation to meet current Building Regulation requirements as outlined in the Government’s 2010 Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide. The Guide states that ducting must be insulated where it passes through unheated areas and voids, such as loft spaces, to reduce the possibility of condensation forming, which can lead to unsightly – and unhealthy – mould. The Guide sets a minimum duct insulation standard which is the equivalent of at least 25mm of a material having a thermal conductivity of =0.04W/(m.K). Domestic duct insulation products on the market are often unable to meet this requirement; however, Domus Thermal exceeds it and therefore allows ventilation installers to fully comply with Part F 2010 Building Regulations. ❚ enquiry 114

Sit back & relax while Panasonic makes the savings for you Panasonic’s market-leading Aquarea heat pumps have been installed in a large property in St. Saviour, Jersey, to provide heating and hot water to the family house and home-based business. Switching from an old and expensive heating system, the owners are now benefitting from substantial cost savings. In 2014, Jersey-based installer, Plumbing & Heating Services (PHS) Limited, was tasked with removing an existing heating system, and specifying and installing a new energy efficient solution for a large property in St.

Saviour, Jersey. With five bedrooms, three reception rooms, three bathrooms and adjoining chalet space, the property, which is used as both a family home and the premises for the homeowner’s business, required a system which could cope with the high heating demands. The original system was a dated oil fired boiler. Not only was the system inefficient, noisy and took up a lot of space, it was also causing condensation and dampness, due to the flue passing through the inside of the property. The brief from the client was for a

quiet and compact system which would heat the entire home and outhouses efficiently, whilst also providing cost and energy savings. ❚ enquiry 115

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The Water Regulations Solution Specialist

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Web: Property programmes such as Grand Designs or Restoration Man frequently show scenes of building owners or their

contractors taking sledgehammers to demolish the internal walls and floors of old properties, but the reasoning behind such drastic action is normally due to their being in the wrong place or rotten beyond repair. Imagine though, the feelings of the family in Cambridgeshire, who were told that their immaculately restored, Grade II listed home had to be virtually gutted due to a problem with the heating system. It might sound extreme, but when the owners of the old brick built barn conversion in its idyllic rural setting dating from 1765, discovered that, the underfloor heating circuits beneath their feet needed to be replaced. The owners decided to seek another opinion,

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barn from the sledge-hammers subsequently calling in Pure Plumbing and Heating of Cambridge. Although the company’s director, Steve Dunn, was of the same opinion that the existing underfloor heating system needed to be replaced, he had also got past experience of the underfloor heating range manufactured by Timóleon and believed the manufacturer’s systems offered a far more convenient as well as a considerably more economic alternative. Pure Plumbing and Heating’s approach was to tackle the upstairs to the beautifully timbered barn first; although this did involve bringing in a carpet specialist and a small team of carpenters to lift the floorboards on the upper level. Ingeniously, the carpet fitters took up the existing

high quality carpets and suspended the rolls from the ornate trusses which divide the tall living space. Then with the 8 x 2 inch joists exposed the engineers were able to insert insulation batts between them ready to begin installation of Timóleon’s ToronFloor system. As a key element to the Timóleon’s Underfloor Heating Products range, ToronFloor presents a rapidly laid and versatile approach to fitting pipework which can be fitted floating over a concrete base as well as across joists or battens. The high quality moisture resistant particle board panels feature routed channels to take the 12 mm diameter heating pipes and were glued as well as screwed over the existing joists to prevent any squeaking in use.

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Plan your next pellet store with the new WINDHAGER APP! The innovative, creative and easy to use pellet store application by Windhager has been launched. The pellet store application gives its users a quick and easy method in designing their pellet storage room.

Visit to download the free application, which is available on iPhone or Android smart phones.

This creative app programme is designed as a calculator that not only includes all required values for each storage space, such as maximum pellet capacity and inclined floor measurements, but also recommends a specific suction probe system for the transfer of pellets from the store to the Windhager boiler. The end result is a bespoke design with a 3D view that can be converted to a PDF to use for any project.

“ As biomass is taking the industry by storm, we wanted to create a simple and handy solution to help our customers design their own fuel store. The application is a very handy tool and we have had great feedback from

those who have already used it. We want to provide as much support to our customers and this application is definitely enabling us to achieving that” commented Oliver Duckworth, Commercial Director. Converting from traditional oil, gas or electric fuelled boilers to a pellet heating system is a very quick, hassle free process that rarely requires structural changes and existing radiators and under-floor heating can still be used. Wood pellets are required to be stored in a dry and sufficiently sized room known as a pellet store to allow for up to a years supply of pellets and ideally the pellet store is located on an exterior

wall with no exposure to cables or pipes. Windhager’s patented maintenance free pellet suction system provides many advantages especially where a pellet store is restricted by space and is unable to be located next to the boiler room. Windhager’s suction feed system is able to transport wood pellets safely and dust-free to the boiler from distances up to 25m. This innovative system is available in a single, triple or eight probe solution and is a fully automatic model that can be individually tailored to meet the requirements for any property. ❚ enquiry 122

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Fully funded biomass boilers from Wood Energy At this time of year having a reliable, affordable source of heating is absolutely essential for schools, hospitals and businesses up and down the country. However, for many the upfront cost of a new boiler is simply not affordable, and so expensive fuel bills and maintenance costs continue to eat into budgets or profitability. Leading biomass boiler supplier

Wood Energy has a solution to this problem through Energy Supply Contracts (ESCOs), which offer brand new boilers, fully funded and fully maintained for 20 years. The ESCO schemes are particularly suited to high energy users, such as hotels, care homes, colleges, agriculture, housing association district heating

schemes and business parks. Anybody on oil or LPG using over 450k kilowatt hours of heating energy per annum will make significant savings. Wood Energy has established relationships with a number of ESCO providers, and is a preferred supplier of biomass boiler systems, together with full service and maintenance packages. The scheme offers the opportunity to tap into a large number of benefits, from reduced heating bills and maintenance costs to a secure, clean energy supply with long term pricing stability, all with no upfront capital costs. Even where a biomass boiler has already been installed, it is still possible to be eligible for the scheme, with a complete replacement boiler and potential one off payment, provided the boiler was installed before 15th July 2009. ❚ enquiry 123

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Solar PV Louvres for Taplow Shopping Centre A unique installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) louvres has been completed and commissioned at the Bishop Centre retail park, close to Taplow Station on the A4 (Bath Road) between Maidenhead and Slough. What differentiates this system from all others is that Photon Energy designed and installed a solar PV installation using bespoke glass laminates on the front elevation of the building. The 188 Romag monocrystalline glass laminates are installed in 47 bays along the front of units two to nine, mounted on an aluminium carrier system and have a maximum DC power output of just over 12 kWp. Triada Vlasakoudi, one of the project engineers responsible for the work said: “There were a number of significant challenges with this installation, but the finished look is just what the architect at the 3DReid practice wanted for a quality retail park. We were very pleased to be able to complete the installation within the extremely tight schedule.” Firstly, the frames for the louvre system had to be assembled on the ground, and DC cables for the glass laminates were run

through the frames and the torsion tubes. A telehandler was then used to lift the assembled frames into position. This was not an easy task as each frame weighed 120kg and measured around 3m x 2.5m. Fitting the frames into the glulam (engineered wood) fascia was a very difficult operation as the tolerance around the frames within the glulam openings was just 12mm at the sides and bottom and 20mm at the top. The operation was further complicated as the operatives had to work at a height of 8 metres from a scissor lift platform. Once the laminates had been put into position, the DC cable containment for the wiring of the louvres was installed behind the frames above the soffits of the timber canopy construction. The wiring

connections were completed after the soffits were installed, which also limited the access. In addition to the very visible PV louvres, the full installation also included roof mounted solar PV modules on the roof of the TK Maxx store and on the adjacent unit occupied by Nike. This involved the installation of 160 monocrystalline Perlight PLM-250 modules with a total power rating of 40kWp, to give a maximum DC power of 26.5kWp in unit two with the remainder in unit three. Annual carbon savings are expected to be 17.55 tonnes for unit two and 6.22 tonnes for unit three. K2 Speedrail/Speed clips were used for all roof mountings and Goodwe inverters were used throughout.

The main contractor - Photon Energy’s client - was Bowmer and Kirkland, who reinstated the existing Bishop Centre for owners Land Securities to form a new £20m shopping centre consisting of 10 units with over 400 car parking spaces led by a 5110 sq metre Tesco store. Simon Masters, Bowmer and Kirkland’s site manager said: “This was the first time I had worked with the system which Photon Energy installed at the Bishop Centre Taplow, and it has been a pleasure. Photon Energy is a professional contractor in terms of its management and fitters and I would not hesitate to work with them again. ❚ enquiry 125

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Twyford’s Energy Collection includes water saving toilet technology Recognising the benefits for the environment of water saving, and reducing household bills, toilets in Twyford’s recently launched Energy Collection feature the company’s respected Flushwise® technology. It is estimated that Flushwise® can reduce water bills by up to 60%.

litre technology for toilets that has since become widely adopted across the UK bathroom industry. The system is now available with the new e100, e200 and e500 ranges from the Energy Collection, covering all sectors of the market with a choice of modern designs and price points.

Twyford were the pioneers of Flushwise®, the dual flush 4/2.6

Flushwise® offers two options for flushing the toilet with a lighter

2.6 litre flush and a stronger 4 litre flush, both ensuring effective flushing of waste, with the benefit of water saving. The 2.6 litre flush uses less than half the water of most toilets currently in use in the UK. This technology, coupled with the assurance of a 25 year guarantee, makes the Energy Collection superb value-formoney for both the commercial and domestic sectors.

Methven Goes Back to School with L&Q ❚ enquiry 127

Global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, Methven UK, has completed work on a prestigious central London development, as part of its contract with leading housing developer London & Quadrant (L&Q).

Franke’s hi-tech Sinos extractor hood ticks the boxes Thanks to its brushless motor, Franke’s ultra-modern, feature rich Sinos wall-mounted extractor hood not only looks sleek and stylish, but the motor provides an 85% energy saving compared to a standard motor, earning it an A rating for energy efficiency. Effective sound insulation is important in ensuring a calm, welcoming kitchen environment and the powerful but exceptionally quiet and efficient 270W brushless motor ensures that the Sinos hood performs to the highest level ridding the kitchen of lingering smells, while operating at a

comfortable, industry standardbeating, 42 decibels (dbA). And its low-energy comfort light setting creates subdued and long-lasting ambient lighting in the kitchen area.The Sinos hood has eight operating speeds, plus an ‘intense’ setting for short, powerful bursts to remove unpleasant odours quickly and efficiently. A continuous 24 hour ventilation function keeps the kitchen fresh and clear of unwanted odours by providing a constant flow of clean air passing through the room at various intervals. ❚ enquiry 128

As part of its position as a key supplier of brassware and showers to L&Q, Methven was able to provide a range of highspecification products for the development including the Maku cool to touch thermostatic bar shower with Satinjet® technology. Delivering more shower for less water, the innovative Satinjet technology performs at much lower flow rates, reducing water and energy consumption to help comply with legislation, without compromising the shower ❚ enquiry 130 experience.

Hansgrohe launches Axor Citterio E: The Essence of Luxury Designed by Italian architect and designer, Antonio Citterio, the new Axor collection of bathroom fittings exude elegance, high quality and worth. Axor Citterio E is characterised by a balanced contrast of smooth shapes, clean lines and precious surfaces, and offers exceptional ease of use. All 37 products share a visually appealing and harmonious look that complements a variety of styles.

❚ enquiry 129

Chronos makes a splash in the style stakes Inta is introducing its slickest showering range to date, with a family of beautiful Italian-crafted, highly polished chrome products that give users the most emotive and desirable bathroom experience yet. The infinitely stylish Chronos range boasts patented technology that enables users to exercise complete control over the temperature and flow of the products, which includes a thermostatic bath tap, a bidet tap and a host of aesthetically appealing showers.

The Schoolyard is a new residential development, comprising of 139 hi-spec apartments with accessible shared spaces, in the vibrant Wandsworth area of London.

Alongside game-changing design, quality and control, the Chronos range also has green credentials, with an in-built eco button that can override settings to deliver energy-conscious flow rates and temperatures. This, a measure that can be implemented at the push of a button, means households can save money as and when they feel necessary. The new products, which Inta is hailing its most desirable bathroom range yet, are designed to meet the style requirements of

high-end, boutique-inspired bathrooms. Combating the age-old trade off between style and safety, Chronos retains all of Inta’s famed anti-scald features, with cool-touch bodies being standard across the entire range. Stuart Gizzi, director at Inta, said: “We believe the Chronos range marks a step change in terms of the quality and visual appeal of showering products in the market. The cutting-edge design and elegant Italian craftsmanship make for a truly beautiful, highly desirable range. “The ability to easily fine-tune the Chronos family to make the perfect bespoke shower and taps, without compromising on design or durability, is taking bathroom products to dizzy new heights.” For more information on the Chronos range, or any other Inta product, visit

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The Maxxus Kit is a third generation deck that takes the wetroom dream to a new level, answering all the deficiencies of existing products. It is the strongest deck on the market, sustaining a 470kg load over joists without any under-boarding, or alternatively set into concrete.






Michael Gray, GROHE UK Training Manager, comments: “GROHE are very proud of the Dual Flush Adagio Concealed Cistern, which ticks the boxes of being easy to install and environmentally-conscious, whilst meeting GROHE’s exceptionally high product standards”.



GROHE’s Dual Flush Adagio delivers ultimate installation flexibility by providing two versions of the cistern, both for side or bottom entry. With side entry, the inlet water connection can be from the left or right hand side, whilst the bottom entry

The Dual Flush Adagio Concealed Cistern comes with two stylish choices of chrome flush plates in a circular or square design to complement any bathroom. The flush button can be installed at any point on the top or front of the cistern.



The Dual Flush Adagio features GROHE Whisper® technology, delivering an extremely quiet flush and allowing the WC to be located in the most convenient location without fear of disturbing others.

allows the inlet water connection to be from the left or right hand side. The height of the cistern can be adjusted, with a mounting option on the back of bath furniture with wall brackets. The Adagio fits both low and high pressure systems, with a required water pressure of 0.3 to 5 bar, and is WRAS certified.



GROHE’s Dual Flush Adagio Concealed Cistern provides an easy way to save water in the homeand reduce the subsequent

water bills! Thanks to GROHE EcoJoy™ technology, the Dual Flush Adagio enables you to significantly reduce the amount of water you use in your home by giving you the power to choose the amount of water used when flushing the toilet. The Adagio offers a concealed dual flushing system, allowing you to choose between either a 3 litre or 6 litre flush.



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Saniflo exhibits at ISH Hot on the heels of Ecobuild, members of the Saniflo UK team will be heading to Frankfurt in Germany to join colleagues on the SFA stand at ISH from 10 – 14 March, Hall 3.0, stand C93. No stranger to ISH, this year SFA will show the full commercial range including the recently launched Sanicubic XL and the growing Kinemagic range of shower cubicles. The Sanicubic XL can handle 40m³ of grey water waste per hour making it suitable for a vast range of applications, including large commercial projects. The Sanicubic XL is the first pump in the Saniflo range to feature Vortex technology whereby the waste is broken down as it passes through the pump chamber rather than by cutter blades. This helps to eliminate the danger of clogging, guaranteeing continuity of services with heavy use. The Sanicubic XL also has two easy access hatches in

the top of the unit to assist with maintenance and servicing. Featuring alongside the new Sanicubic XL will be company’s popular Kinemagic range of shower cubicles. Due to the popularity of the existing Kinemagic range and in line with Saniflo’s policy of continuous product improvement, three new models – Serenity, Design and Style – have been added to the collection giving customers a more comprehensive range to suit every home scenario. The innovative design of the Kinemagic range is proving to be highly appealing because it requires no silicone and grout in its installation and the internal opaque panels eliminate the need for tiling; meaning that a new cubicle can be up and running in just a few hours in a preprepared area. Saniflo is looking forward to welcoming visitors to its stand during the course of the show. ❚ enquiry 133.

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Hunter Douglas provides a UK first for prestigious office development New offices for an international law firm at the heart of Birmingham’s most prestigious business districts feature a special Hunter Douglas ceiling system used in the UK for the first time. The second of three phases, the 16-storey Two Snowhill is located within Birmingham’s Central Birmingham Business District and on the doorstep of Snow Hill Station. The Hunter Douglas High Profile baffle system features in the offices for law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, the first time the system has been specified and installed in this country. A total of 150 sq m of the Hunter Douglas special High Profile baffles in RAL grey was specified, with a 250 sq m of solid wood grill system in European Oak. The

ceiling system was specified as it fits perfectly with the design brief to create an aesthetically pleasing and warm office environment, as well as a solution that would integrate seamlessly with the lighting specification. The Hunter Douglas High Profile Baffle ceilings are ideal for large spaces, offering an adjustable and designled system, that make them the perfect bespoke solution for major developments. The system offers a deep section box section that is best suited for spaces requiring a one-way plenum mask or specific lighting effects. The adaptable carrier system allows baffles to slide back for easy access to lighting, sprinklers and diffusers. All Hunter Douglas panels contain from 70% to 95% recycled content and are created with a proprietary manufacturing process that ensures clean lines and durability. The system offers a wide choice of colours and finishes, providing designers and specifiers with a large degree of flexibility. Project architects Weedon worked closely with Hunter Douglas and main contractors Wates to create almost 30,000 sq m of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated Grade A office floor space together with retail and leisure units at ground floor level. “The soaring full height atrium creates an impressive light filled entrance, with delicate structural

truss work and scenic lifts adding to the dramatic effect,” explained Stuart Curran, of Weedon. “The high specification finishes and considered detailing further enhance both the public and private spaces.” These high specification finishes include the Hunter Douglas High Profile ceiling system. Hunter Douglas’ range of ceiling solutions allows architects to explore designs with a variety of materials including metal, textiles and wood. The wide range of systems, colours and finishes offers true freedom of design, adding exceptional design, functionality and comfort to buildings. David Fennell, chief executive of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, has described the new offices as “impressive, comfortable surroundings; offering best-inclass support for our hardworking people”. The innovation showcased by the Hunter Douglas ceiling system is a feature on every aspect of the flagship office development. As part of the external landscaping and located opposite the site along the boundary with Snow Hill Station, Weedon and landscape Architects HED have detailed and delivered one of Europe’s largest green walls. ❚ enquiry 134

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Essential Insulation Literature Now Available

OSMO gets the thumbs up in Scotland When a family took on a new selfbuild project in 2008 to build a ‘Double Log’ construction as their new home in Woodhead, Aberdeenshire, they were in need of interior and exterior wood treatment. Osmo’s eco-friendly wood finishes were recommended to provide an aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting protection. Six years on, and the Osmo finishes are still providing optimum results. Long Rig is located in the crest of a hill, offering fantastic views of the Gampian Mountains. Not wanting to distract from the beauty of the natural landscape, Russell and Janice Quinlan chose to build a wooden house. All

exterior and interior wood of Long Rig is Finnish Pine. With so much wood on display, a reliable and protective wood finish was required. After a recommendation, the homeowner chose to use Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain in Pine (700) for exterior wood and Osmo Wood Protector for all interior wood. ❚ enquiry 139

The 2015 HEXATHERM Thermal Insulation Brochure is now available from Cellecta. HEXATHERM is a proven range of insulation boards engineered for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, featuring BM TRADA Q Mark certification. Benefits of the range include high compressive strength, low water absorption and excellent life-long thermal performance, making them ideal for floors, roofs, basements and swimming pools.

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Available in a multitude of thickness’s (20-160mm) and strength grades (250-700kPa), HEXATHERM boards can meet exact project requirements. 9,000m2 of Cellecta’s HEXATHERM XFLOOR 500 was recently installed into a major university development in Bournemouth’s town centre, in addition to hundreds of other projects nationwide. To receive a copy of the new HEXATHERM insulation brochure or discuss existing and upcoming projects, email at To view

the brochure online visit ❚ enquiry 140

Levolux catches the eye in Manchester The Former Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester has been dramatically transformed into a new biomedical centre of excellence, with a decorative, bright red perforated screening and solar shading solution, courtesy of

Levolux. A grade II listed, red brick building, which dates back to 1886, has been given an ultramodern extension, creating a 94,000 sq ft biomedical facility, incorporating state-of-the-art laboratories, offices, teaching

Wraptite used externally achieves airtightness of 0.87 Kingspan Timber Solutions is committed to the future of airtightness, and has built a timber frame constructed show home in Cambridgeshire to achieve CSH Level 5. In many constructions, about half of all heat loss is due to air leakage through the building. Given that approximately half of all energy used in the UK is from

buildings, it is easy to see that air leakage, or draughts, account for a considerable amount of energy - and therefore cost. The target was to reach Code for Sustainable Homes level 5, with an air tightness result of 1. Attention to detail and workmanship, followed by a rigorous testing process ensures that what is designed is built, and what is built performs

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as it was designed. This is achieved primarily through a fabric first approach. Wraptite-SA was used as the airtight solution as it combines important properties of vapour permeability and airtightness in one self-adhering membrane. ❚ enquiry 141

space and retail accommodation. Located on Oxford Road in central Manchester, the flagship redevelopment, known as ‘Citylabs’ is accommodated within Europe’s largest clinical and academic campus.

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Site: The University of Manchester, Coupland Street, Manchester M13 9PG Contractor: Mather & Ellis Stonemasons Ltd, Mosley Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1QA Clement’s role: design, manufacture and installation of new replica reoplacement steel windows and doors

Case Study: The University of Manchester

Project completed: Winter 2014

Window & Door Specification

Project Synopsis: Multiple ‘listed’ buildings at historic site revived using Clement steel windows

Clement W20 windows




Colour: RAL 9001 Cream (Matt) 16mm double glazed units Clement W20 bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced entirely from re-cycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438 Following consultation with the city planning department, Mather & Ellis Stonemasons ordered Clement W20 steel windows for phases 3,4 and 5 of works completed during 2014. Steel windows were replaced in many of the University’s fine buildings including The Beyer Building, John Owens Building and The Christie Library.


The Beyer (far left photograph) opened in 1887 to house geology, zoology and botany facilities and was named  in memory of Charles   Beyer (1813–1876), a German born engineer and major donor to Owens College which later became The University of Manchester. The gothic style John Owens Building (third photograph from left) was the first

on this site. Like all the early structures, it was designed by the local architect Alfred Waterhouse, who in 1868 had won the competition to design a new Town Hall for Manchester and who later drew up plans for the Natural History Museum in London. The Christie Library (second photograph from left) was built in 1895–8. It was the gift of Richard Copley Christie, historian, bibliophile, lawyer and executor of   industrialist Joseph Whitworth.

ensure sensitive replica replacement. Although the Clement W20 steel window system was used throughout, every building had individual design and installation specifications to maintain the correct appearance.


Peter Clement, Chief Executive at Clement Windows said “It has been a privilege to be involved in the restoration of the original buildings at the University of Manchester. The    team at Clement are very proud of the work completed to date”.

All the buildings are listed and have significant historical importance in both a regional and national context, which was why specifying the appropriate window suite was incredibly important to

Clement House Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HR Tel: 01428 643393


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FLOOD PREVENTION AND EROSION PROTECTION. IS BRITAIN READY FOR WINTER? The succession of huge winter storms that battered the UK during December and January 2013/4 wreaked havoc in towns and villages throughout the country, resulting in severe flooding, transport disruption and coastal devastation. A year down the line, the question is: “Are we ready for whatever this winter may throw at us?”

With the recent government announcement of £2.3bn planned expenditure on more than 1400 flood defence projects, ECO Building News Magazine examines some of the products and techniques developed by geotechnical engineers Maccaferri, which could help provide protection against future severe weather events.

priorities, the civil engineering industry has its work cut out to address these construction challenges. One company whose origins are in the development of innovative erosion protection and watercourse management products is Oxford based Maccaferri, part of the Italian industrial Group, Officine Maccaferri.

According to the Meteorological Office reports, the initial weather impacts of December 2013 were mainly due to strong winds across the north of the country. As the sequence of storms developed and the heavy rainfall totals accumulated the focus of concern shifted in January 2014, from strong winds to flooding, especially in the large river catchment areas of the Severn and Thames.

Best known for the ubiquitous wire mesh Gabion Basket system, the company is a world leader in environmental engineering solutions with expertise in flood prevention, erosion control and river training, coastal protection, and other related disciplines.

Rivers, swollen by the equivalent of several weeks of rain falling over a matter of hours, broke their banks causing widespread flooding. So rapidly were the rises in water levels that old river management systems were quickly overwhelmed with nearby properties, land and infrastructure badly affected. In coastal areas high spring tides and large waves whipped up by gale force winds combined to cause severe damage and flooding, particularly to west facing shorelines.

Maccaferri’s innovative FlexMac DT flood protection systems comprise Gabion-derived twisted wire cages lined with geotextile and filled with locally sourced sand. The FlexMac DT system creates emergency flood barriers that are highly effective and quick to install.

A year on, and £2.3bn of public money is being invested in flood defence schemes which is hoped will prevent an estimated £30bn of damage. With the building of strong protective embankments and erosion prevention systems now crucial

Gabions, normally used to build retaining walls, actually started life as mattress-like wire cages which were filled with clean stone and placed on river beds to prevent erosion. They took the name of the Italian River Reno in which they were first used in 1893 and have been known as “Reno Mattresses” ever since. Since then the company has devised creative and cost efficient solutions to a variety of water related engineering challenges. Here we take a look at a couple of examples.

St Andrew’s Scotland Erosion of the coastal sand dunes on which the famous St Andrews golf links in Fife are built risked the ongoing viability of the course. As the dunes were designated a site of special scientific interest [SSSI], Fife Council and St Andrews required a robust yet environmentally sensitive solution that would arrest the erosion of the dunes and prevent further retreat of the nearby River

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Eden estuary, without damaging their environmental integrity. A combined “hard and soft” solution was devised by HR Wallingford, comprising a 0.5m deep Reno Mattress revetment covering the inter-tidal zone with a 0.5m-2.0m high Gabion wave-wall at the crest. Indigenous sand was placed over the revetment mattress, effectively hiding the structure beneath a new beach area. The revetment mattresses were installed on top of a high performance filtration geotextile to prevent loss of sand particles through the mattress during high tide conditions and periods of heavy wave action. The area soon colonised with natural beach grasses. A Reno Mattress® is a rectangular, basket enclosure structure with a large footprint area and a small thickness, made from double twist hexagonal wire mesh. The Mattress is filled with stone on site to create a flexible, permeable and monolithic structure to be used for river and canal bank protection works.

FlexMac® DT Emergency hydraulic protection Hand placed sand bags are probably the most recognised and basic tool for emergency flood prevention for homes and commercial properties. They are however slow to fill and install and extremely labour intensive.

New from Maccaferri is a Gabion derived system which offers fast assembly, deployment and mechanical fill using locally available materials. The system, FlexMac® DT is a modular structure made from double twisted, heavily galvanised wire mesh panels, reinforced with vertical steel bars and lined with a geotextile membrane. The geotextile lining allows the FlexMac DT to be filled with locally available bulk materials such as sand, general fill or similar. FlexMac DT is supplied ready assembled but folded to allow easy handling on site. The unit opens to form three rectangular cells nominally 0.5m cube, which can be connected to form linear runs of any required length. The open base of the FlexMac DT cells also means that the units can be removed by lifting, allowing the fill to discharge, then folded away and retained for future use. Their simplicity makes them ideal for temporary flood protection, embankment repair and rapid-response, inundationprevention wherever they are required. To deploy and assemble a single FlexMac DT unit requires only two – three people and 20-30 seconds. Using conventional hand placed sand bags, it is estimated that it would take thirty people three hours to construct a 10.0m long embankment. Using FlexMac DT, five people could construct a 60.0m long embankment in the same three hour period.


Software To help engineers model and assess how changes to channel profile and surface characteristics affect crucial flow patterns in rivers, streams and other watercourses, Maccaferri also has a free software package available. The “Macra 1” software package is simple and straightforward to operate and allows users to calculate flow depths in rivers and watercourses and see how altering the channel profile or modifying surface characteristics, such as by adding vegetation or applying protective measures, can affect watercourse performance, instantaneously.

Maccaferri’s free “Macra 1” software package allows users see how altering the channel profile or modifying embankment characteristics, can affect watercourse performance.

A combined “hard and soft” solution was devised by HR Wallingford, comprising a 0.5m deep Reno Mattress revetment covering the intertidal zone with a 0.5m-2.0m high Gabion wave-wall at the crest.

Maccaferri Gabions and Reno Mattresses were used to reinforce vulnerable beach and dune areas adjacent the world famous St Andrews links golf course in Scotland.

Maccaferri’s innovative FlexMac DT flood protection systems comprise Gabion-derived twisted wire cages lined with geotextile and filled with locally sourced sand. The FlexMac DT system creates emergency flood barriers that are highly effective and quick to install.

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Shackerley’s ceramic granite cladding enhances award winning development scheme in Kingston Shackerley’s Sureclad® ceramic granite cladding system has enhanced and unified the appearance of a visionary development scheme comprising two very different award winning buildings on the banks of the River Thames in Kingston. An attractive combination of ceramic granite facade panels, manufactured to give the appearance of natural oak and limestone, has been used to clad the exteriors of Kingston Riverside luxury apartment complex and Kingston Heights, a mixed-use development incorporating a hotel, private apartments and affordable homes. The cladding was specified by NHP Leisure Developments who acquired the site fifteen years ago and drew up the original plans for the scheme with Paul Brooke Architects, securing planning permission from Royal Borough of Kingston Council in 2008. Redrow London subsequently purchased the Kingston Riverside development and the stunning complex of 210 luxury apartments was completed for its new owner and their scheme architects, Broadway Malayan, by main contractor Midgard and their project architects, Sprunt. Kingston Riverside features two blocks of 11 and 15 storeys connected by a six-storey link block. These ‘towers’, with spacious private terraces stepping back from the river, are framed by curved ribs that give the development a contemporary maritime style which is consolidated by Shackerley’s ‘wood-look’ ceramic granite. The building earned Redrow London the 2014 WhatHouse? Silver Award for ‘Best exterior design’, and was ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best design of four storeys or more’ category at

the 2014 Housebuilder Awards. Kingston Heights was constructed for NHP by main contractor United House and includes an upmarket 142-bedroom hotel, 81 private apartments (pre-sold to Redrow London) and 56 affordable homes (managed by Affinity Sutton). The development incorporates a ground breaking district heating scheme abstracting solar energy stored naturally in the River Thames and has won numerous environmental awards. Whilst architectural plans have changed over the years, NHP’s ceramic granite cladding specification has remained constant. “We were looking for premium quality cladding that conformed to a very precise colour palette and resembled natural oak and limestone,” says NHP MD Mike Spenser-Morris. “Shackerley’s Sureclad® façade system provided exactly what we were looking for. Unlike timber and stone, ceramic granite has almost zero porosity and is totally resistant to all climatic extremes, UV light and airborne pollution so our stunning façades will never weather, fade or rot.” “We are confident that we have specified a superb low-maintenance cladding solution for this outstanding development scheme that will stand the For further information on Shackerley’s extensive range of Sureclad® test of time and look just as good in fifteen to twenty ceramic granite ventilated cladding systems, please call the technical team years as it does today.”

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Plasterboard contributes to Greener Buildings

Efficient structural stabilisation enables adjacent demolition to proceed

Made from a high percentage of recycled material using eco-efficient manufacturing methods, and infinitely recyclable at end-of-life, gypsum-based plasterboard makes a significant contribution to the green rating of modern buildings.

A growing use for Helifix masonry reinforcement systems is to stabilise existing buildings during a new construction phase or a significant restoration, enabling major structural works to be undertaken safely and costeffectively. Some of the more common requirements are: to allow the removal and replacement of significant structural elements; to reinforce against heavy drilling or piling vibrations; to enable the creation of new openings and reduce the loadings on other elements; to open up work space by reducing or eliminating the need for traditional temporary mechanical props; to reinforce party walls during demolition and development of neighbouring properties. A number of dilapidated Victorian three storey

According to the Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA) the UK’s plasterboard manufacturers and their products are at the forefront of sustainable construction. Continuing improvements in plasterboard manufacturing and distribution, plus the fact that up to 50% of all construction waste is now recycled, have all contributed to the low environmental impact of plasterboard, claims GPDA Secretary, Crispin DunnMeynell. “As well as being a sustainable solution in its own right, plasterboard can be a critical component in achieving greener buildings and the ultimate goal of Zero Carbon Homes,” he says. ❚ enquiry 146

Howarth Timber Celebrates 175th Anniversary The Howarth Timber Group is celebrating its landmark 175th anniversary in 2015 and has got an exciting line-up of events, competitions and roadshows planned to mark the occasion in style. Since its beginning in 1840, Howarth Timber has risen to become one of the leading resources for all things timber related, as well as providing one

of the most comprehensive choices of building materials in the country. Kicking things off will be a scratchcard prize draw. Anyone who makes a collection order of more than £50+vat will automatically receive a free scratchcard with prizes ranging from screws and saws to supercar driving experiences. The grand prize, though, is an IVECO Daily van worth more than £25,000. A constant presence throughout the middle part of the year will be the exclusive Howarth Timber 175

buildings were to be demolished to make way for some new retail units. However, a laser survey showed that the adjacent concrete frame building, constructed in the 1970’s, had been built into the gable end wall of the properties to be demolished, with the two adjacent 9” walls in effect creating a solid party wall which had to be tied together and retained. ❚ enquiry 147 Roadshows, which will visit each and every one of Howarth’s 28 branches. Each event will give customers the opportunity to take advantage of special offers, experience product demonstrations and get stuck into some free, hearty food. They will also have the chance to take part in the Jack Challenge, which will allow them to show off their sawing skills for a chance to win the grand prize of £5,000. ❚ enquiry 148

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Nature just got tougher International vinyl flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor has refreshed its popular Taralay Impression range with two brand new ranges. Taralay Impression Control and Wood are both multi-purpose floorcoverings available in 2m sheet format with a Group T wear rating, which makes them ideal for tough, heavy traffic environments. The range also comes with Gerflor's new Protecsol® Control surface treatment.

Protecsol® Control improves the slip resistance flooring performance. It's the ideal solution for those environments where slip resistance is a must. Both products are also backed by a 10 year warranty Available in eight stunning colours, Taralay Impression Control and Taralay Impression Wood are the natural choice for specifiers and a designer's delight

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Consider cork flooring with commercial performance With beautiful aesthetics, thermal and acoustic insulation and comfort underfoot, cork is certainly one of nature’s wonder materials and with Granorte, commercial interiors can enjoy its benefits with durable floor surfaces.

chemical resistance. With all-round performance and stunning good looks, flooring from Granorte can bring a unique aesthetic to commercial interiors

in environments diverse as corporate offices, retail and hospitality. ❚ enquiry 151

Granorte transforms cork into a high-performance flooring surface, packed with benefits including a five-year commercial warranty. Whether using cork’s inspiring aesthetic in collections such as Emotions, Studio, Tradition, Bloom and Recolour, or using cork to add benefits to vinyl, leather or linoleum; Granorte offers huge scope for transforming interiors. All cork used in Granorte floors is taken from the waste of the wine bottle stopper industry and with the bark of each tree renewing itself for up to 200 years, it is one of the most sustainable surface materials around. Granorte floors feature Uniclic® technology for fast installation, Microban® antibacterial protection for a more hygienic surface and a range of proprietary technologies including the Weartop Armour high performance coating and HCA2K hybrid ceramic hot coating for wear, impact and

Flotex Linear – the high tech textile that’s ideal for office spaces Durable and comfortable, quiet yet hygienic, warm while washable, safe but sound absorbing - all the characteristics needed to create better working environments can be found in just one high quality floor covering: Flotex. Now Forbo Flooring Systems has introduced Flotex Linear which encompasses the current directional trend and a sophisticated colour palette that’s ideal for office spaces, with individual ranges created to work together to fashion integrated flooring design concepts. Jason Holmes Head of Design at Forbo Flooring Systems says: “Still proving popular in commercial

spaces, a linear pattern works in synergy with the angular faces and facades of commercial architecture, whilst injecting accents of colour into a workspace. Forbo’s Flotex Linear collection is no different, yet it excels itself in providing a design concept with five new linear focused designs, 59 unique ontrend colourways and a versatility quite like no other.” “With the ability to install Flotex tiles in a variety of ways, the creative flexibility provided is certainly, impressive with the freedom to combine ranges that are fully coordinated.” He continues: “Flotex has an altogether bionic flooring

performance combined with a level of sophistication and style that makes it an incredibly fresh and modern alternative to carpet tiles. With an Allergy UK Seal of Approval, Flotex aids a healthy interior by trapping allergens in the tip of the nylon fibres until easily releasing them on vacuuming. “The 70 million fibres per square metre of Flotex provide a soft and warm textured surface which is also completely waterproof. The fibres are extraordinarily flexible and comfortable underfoot, yet their density, design and strength means they will return to their original shape.” Allowing the specifier even more

choice and the ability to control the design process, Forbo has also launched Flotex Vision which exploits advanced printing technologies to offer truly bespoke and custom-made designs along with a remarkable on demand collection of over 600 designs.

For more information please please telephone 0844 822 3928 or visit

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Yeoman Shield is Top Dog at Cestria Vets “The walls in the large training room and the downstairs entrance hallway come under-attack from the comings and goings of both dogs and owners.” Commented Dave Bain. “We have protected both walls and corners with Yeoman Shield Panels and corner protection angles making it easy to clean and helping to prevent damage which will reduce redecorating requirements in years to come.

Cestria Vets, an established practice in Chester-le- Street County Durham, were keen to protect their newly converted and decorated building from interior damage to walls. Gill Maxwell took over as practice principal in 2001 investing in the modernisation and up-dating of the veterinary practice.

“We spent time and money on the conversion of the new premises and we wanted to keep the décor looking smart, clean and welcoming. Yeoman Shield Wall

Protection Panels and corner protection angles were just the solution for our busy practice.” Explained Gill Maxwell. The newly converted upper floor of the vets practice consists of a comfortable waiting room where walls have been protected to 1250mm high with Yeoman Shield 2.0mm thick wall protection panels with a FalmouthEx finish in a Dusty Grey colour. Vulnerable corners were covered with 50 x 50mm corner angles made from the same material. The wall

protection was also installed throughout the four consulting rooms, theatre and storage area. “We had already chosen the colour for the paint work and were nicely surprised that Yeoman Shield could offer, from their range, a colour which suited just right.” Continued Gill. Part of the lower floor of the building has a large training room and class room which is used by Baindream Dog Training Centre owned by Dave Bain.

“We also find it to be an environmentally friendly solution which provides a hygienic and decorative finish.” He concluded. Yeoman Shield were also able to cut and install small back panels to sit behind metal loops, used to tie dogs up during soft separation training, to prevent the metal hoop from hitting and damaging the wall. Yeoman Shield directly employed fixing operatives installed the protection products in the Veterinary and Dog Training Centre. ❚ enquiry 154

The Bostik B Climathe C erm Nettwork 7.6 million UK homes require solid wall insulation and a external wall insulation (EW often the most effectiv e e solution. Bostik Climathe erm is a composite cladding retr solution designed to wrap energy efficiency into the home. It reduces both hea costs and CO2 emiss sions whilst providing a choice of durable, low maintenance finis that enhance the home’s appearance.

• Comprehensive training, development a and technical support • Fully approved e and accredited EWI system from a recognised household name

Find outt how Bostik Climatherm C can a help you u to access the e EWI market REFER TO PRODUCT DATA AND SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS AND PR RECAUTIONS IN USE. Recommendations and suggestions o ons are for guidance only, since cond ditions of use are completely beyond our control. Pleas se note this product must only be installed as detailed d in the Bostik Climatherm Contractor’s Handbook and Installation Guide by an approved Bostik B Climatherm installer.

Bostik Ltd., Common Road, Stafford, ST16 3EH, U.K. Tel: +44 (0) 1785 5 272625 k-climatherm.c Bostik Industries Ltd., Newt w own, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland Te el: +353 3 1 8624900

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GEORGE WOODS Our door canopy range comes in many designs to suit the style of your property and improve the appearance of your house – from flat roof canopies to ‘a’ frame door canopies and mono pitch.


Our canopies are suitable for front doors, porches and windows and are made from high quality timber by our highly skilled craftsmen.


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Axim Website Launch – New Design & Mobile Ready Axim Architectural Hardware, continues to maximise without compromise with the launch of a new website which guides users through the process of selecting the correct door hardware solution for concealed overhead, surface and floor mounted door closers, panic exit devices, flush bolts, handles and locking products

products are available to help and inform customers on the specification and features of the different Axim solutions. Technical data, including DoP’s, test certificates, installation and maintenance instructions are available for each Axim product, ensuring accessible information for all Axim specifiers, distributors and installers.

For users on the move Axim’s responsive content aims to deliver optimal viewing together with easy and fast navigation; the site is fully compatible with mobile, iPad, android devices. Clearly defined product areas which feature information of new

To keep Axim followers up to date the new website includes a News blog which will feature their latest announcements, product updates and direct links to Axim’s social media sites Twitter & LinkedIn. Visit:


Tel: 01363 884218

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Synseal’s WarmCore launch delivers true innovation

Synseal is proud to introduce WarmCore, an innovative aluminium folding sliding door system which incorporates a radically different product design approach to create a new high performance fenestration framing solution: “warm aluminium”. Totally designed from scratch starting with a clean sheet of paper, every single component has been concept sketched, detail designed, prototyped, tooled, trial installed and rigorously tested by Synseal’s market-leading R&D team.

❚ enquiry 157. WarmCore is a high quality aluminium bi-fold door solution with peerless thermal performance to ensure end-user comfort, all year round.

key to offering unrivalled thermal performance with U-values as low as 1.4 W/m2K using standard 28mm double glass or 1.0 W/m2K using 44m triple glass.

Precision-manufactured with a high quality surface finish and affording slim, elegant door frame sightlines once installed, aluminium has undoubtedly become the material of choice for premium folding sliding door applications today. But now there’s an even better solution – WarmCore’s innovative “warm aluminium” frame construction is

At the heart of WarmCore products is a core of PVC-U which significantly out-performs the polyamide thermal breaks commonly used to reduce the threat of cold bridging on aluminium windows and doors. The result is an innovative “warm aluminium” frame construction, carefully dimensioned to provide an optimised 70mm front-to-back overall sash frame depth for UK applications while ensuring market-leading thermal performance thanks to the multichambered insulating core. When viewed from the outside, WarmCore doors ensure a classical appearance with a choice of 4 high quality aluminium external cladding styles: Square design (as used with architectural aluminium fenestration), Pencil Round design (curved elegance), Decorative design (sculptured ovolo as used with timber windows and doors) and Chamfered design (evoking traditional putty-glazed windows and doors). 4 aluminium cladding colours – White, Cream, Black RAL 9005 and Grey RAL 7016 - provide 16 possible colour configurations, including dual-colour combinations. ❚ enquiry 158

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IKOslate, a real ‘hit’ with Kingswood Golf Club Tired of golf balls damaging the slates on the main golf club house roof, owners of Kingswood Golf Club in Surrey chose IKOslate composite roof tiles for the pitched roof of ‘The Lodge’, a new wing to

the club situated on the edge of the course by the 18th hole. IKOslate not only met local planning criteria but also replicated the traditional slate tiles of the existing buildings whilst

providing a robust, sustainable alternative to slate, which is golf ball proof! The Lodge, a double storey building, features 18 contemporary bedrooms and a new Pro Shop, which links the existing club house with the new hotel. The specifier, Independent Architects, chose the IKOslate tile in order to reduce the need for replacement tiles as well as to meet the local planning criteria for a tile that matched the appearance of the surrounding buildings. The prominent pitched roofs on all sides of the building and individual dormer windows for guest bedrooms made the roof design a dominant element of the architectural solution. IKOslate

Rivendale fibre cement slates used on pioneering sustainable homes development Marley Eternit’s Rivendale fibre cement slates have been specified on an innovative sustainable homes development in Preston. All of the homes at Ashton Bank have been built to Level 4 of the

Code for Sustainable Homes, which was a key factor in the roof specification as the strong environmental credentials of the Rivendale slates helped to achieve maximum materials credits.

Built by Hollinwood Homes, Ashton Bank is a striking new development of 138 contemporary styled apartments and two, three and four bedroomed houses set in tree lined avenues, adjacent to a new 10 acre park. Designed to offer value for money, yet with the highest environmental credentials, the house builders needed a sleek and contemporary, yet sustainable, roof finish. Architects Heyes and Company chose the Marley Eternit

Span new heights with UNISPAN sandwich panels from UNILIN, division insulation The wide-ranging benefits of UNISPAN HPIR insulated sandwich panels from UNILIN, division insulation, make them a serious choice for any design looking to maximise the performance of the building. Featuring PIR foam insulation sandwiched between inner facings and moisture-resistant upper board, UNISPAN HPIR panels deliver excellent thermal values and are capable of achieving strict thermal performance standards with comparatively less insulation material than traditional roof structures. With different Insulation thicknesses available, UNISPAN HPIR panels can be specified according to the thermal performance required. Suitable for pitched and flat roofs and with lengths of up to eight-metres, UNISPAN HPIR sandwich panels facilitate a construction that requires less supporting material and which is faster to install. Ready to receive the final external covering, UNISPAN HPIR panels also make internal finishing faster thanks to a variety of inner facings including white painted water resistant chipboard and OSB. With a built-

in vapour barrier, the panels help to eliminate cold bridging to improve thermal performance yet further. “UNISPAN HPIR panels are highly versatile and deliver excellent thermal performance,” comments Richard Smith, UNILIN, division insulation. “Factory made to exacting tolerances the panels are also totally reliable, delivering in the real world as they do on paper, making it easier to design thermally efficient buildings right from the off. Commonly used in mainland Europe, UNISPAN HPIR panels is enjoying a growing fanbase in the UK and for very good reason, they are easy to install and fast to work with, not to mention the benefit they bring in terms of reduced supporting materials.” UNISPAN panels are also available with mineral wool insulation. UNISPAN MW panels are available with pine tongue and groove, OSB, white painted chipboard, ply, chipboard and gypsum fibreboard inner facings. ❚ enquiry 160

tiles, manufactured from mineral reinforced, 99% recycled and reengineered materials, have the same aesthetic qualities as slate because they are made in the same moulds, however, they benefit from being 80% lighter, which makes transporting to and around site much easier. Prior to installing the slates, an eaves protection system was fixed followed by a breather membrane, which was laid along the rafters. The IKOslate was then nailed to the slate battens. Unlike natural slate, IKOslate can be installed using power tools. Tiles can be nailed down using a hammer or nail gun and they can be cut with Rivendale fibre cement slates to give a premium striking finish with low environmental impact. Architect Mark Heyes explains: “It was important that Ashton Bank had a unique design with features not normally associated with homes of this value. With all homes built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, it is the first development of its kind in Preston to be built to such high environmental standards. “We chose the Marley Eternit Rivendales because they give a contemporary slate aesthetic within our budget, but critically their high environmental credentials helped us to achieve

a hacksaw. Markers on each tile indicate where the exposure lap should be. Local contractor P J Gardner felt that IKOslate was easier to use in every way and quicker to install than traditional slate. The job was completed in just 4 weeks from start to finish. General Manager of Kingswood Golf Club said, “The use of IKOslate has far exceeded our expectations. We wanted something that give us a specific look and feel but remained sympathetic to what we already have. IKOslate has proved to be the answer!” ❚ enquiry 161

maximum materials credits for the roof, that contributed to the Code Level 4 rating. The eco friendly and energy saving technology means the properties are as much as 44% more efficient than a standard new home and demand was so high, that all of the plots were sold very quickly.” Charlotte Hughes, marketing product manager at Marley Eternit, adds: “The natural look of Rivendale lends itself to projects where sustainability is a high priority and on this development, it complements both the innovative design of the properties, as well as the natural wildlife habitats of the adjacent parkland.”

Get long term thermal insulation with Everbuild thermofoam Heat can escape from buildings through windows, doors and other wall break through points, wasting energy and reducing efficiency. Thermofoam is a new, highly flexible PU expanding foam from Everbuild, specially formulated to absorb movement, giving an air tight seal to reduce heat loss and in turn improving energy efficiency in buildings. With global warming being one of today’s biggest concerns, all new buildings must be tested for air permeability ensuring the air tightness of the structure is up to standard. Any heated air lost though gaps and cracks must be replaced requiring additional energy, reducing efficiency and increasing carbon emissions which have been closely linked to global warming. Thermofoam has been tested to the latest standard and is not only air permeability tested to EN12114:200-03 but also acoustic rated to EN ISO 717-1 up to 64Db, temperature resistant (-40 to 80°C) and finally fire rated to ISO 13501 Class E.

The powerful bond strength and flexibility of Thermofoam gives excellent long term thermal and acoustic insulation by inhibiting cracks from occurring during the contraction of building materials in areas such as around window and door frames, giving a hermetically sealed barrier. Thermofoam is available in 750ml tins and is compatible with the Everbuild range of foam applicator guns to give the user more control to apply the foam in hard to reach places. For further information on Thermofoam or any other product from the Sika Everbuild range, visit

❚ enquiry 163

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MAGGIE’S CANCER CENTRE aberdeen, scotland, united kingdom


An Ingredient of Regeneration

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 ForteTM and Icynene H2 Foam LiteTM 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.

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.

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.

Above the 2.5m mark and across the curved roofline, BIS’ 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.

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.

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 LiteTM and Icynene H2Foam ForteTM contribute to creating a positive, peaceful and comfortable environment for visitors to the new centre in Aberdeen.

Insulating Maggie’s Cancer Centre

The Result

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.

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.

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 mediumdensity material on the lower part of the structure to a height of 2.5m in an effort to provide additional structural strength. Being 100% water blown, Icynene H2Foam

❚ enquiry 167

Illuminating the sky over Croydon is a new residential building standing 45-storeys high, designed by award winning architects Rolfe Judd with high level Façade Engineering support from Wintech. The tower’s envelope is the most particularly captivating element of this structure, made up of an assortment of brilliantly coloured glass panels. 22 soft shades of mauves and pinks make up the façades of this tower, intended by the architects to depict the image of a pixelated crocus flower. The wall-to-ceiling glazing offers outstanding views of the city’s skyline. The scheme is situated at the gateway to the town which is hoping to gain the name of “London’s third city” in its regeneration; the Croydon Vision 2020. As a mixed use development, the project in Saffron Square will accommodate around 800 new apartments including a new public square, all expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Developer Berkeley Homes appointed Wintech as the project façade engineers who were seen as a safe pair of hands assisting in the delivery of this major façade project, providing all the services required of new-build façade engineering consultancy- from concept through to completion. These services included the development of façade strategy, façade specifications, environmental performance evaluations, design monitoring and site inspections.

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UNISPAN MW sandwich roof panels from UNILIN, division insulation, bring natural insulation in a compact factory-made roof element for consistent thermal performance and fast installation. Featuring a minimum density of 35kg/m3, UNISPAN MW panels help architects to design a building envelope with consistent thermal performance, while making on-site installation and postconstruction testing for contractors less problematic. The ecological aspect of the panels can be further enhanced with the inclusion of timber insulation (40kg/m3) made from natural timber fibres. Suitable for pitched and flat roofs and with lengths of up to eight-metres,

UNISPAN MW sandwich panels facilitate a construction that requires less supporting material and which is faster to install. Ready to receive the final external covering, UNISPAN MW panels also make internal finishing faster thanks to a variety of inner facings including gypsum fibreboard, chipboard, water resistant plywood and OSB. With a built-in vapour barrier, the panels help to eliminate cold bridging to improve thermal performance yet further. “UNISPAN MW panels are a serious ecological alternative and a great way deliver reliable thermal performance,� comments Richard Smith, UNILIN, division insulation. Factory made to exacting tolerances the panels are also totally

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Designed by Wrexham Council architects, this stunning facility uses modern building technology to create the ideal playing conditions. This is achieved by cladding the sports and entrance areas with Ice Blue Kalwall which not only diffuses natural daylight but also creates perfect playing conditions by eliminating glare and shadows. This solution also means that there is no need for blinds, curtains or external shading. With increased natural daylight and resistance to solar gain, energy-consuming artificial lighting and air-conditioning costs will be dramatically reduced. The clerestory daylighting, along the sides and gable ends, has been shaped to follow the lines of the curved roof, technically, the translucent panels are highly insulating, with U-values as low as 0.28W/m2K.

Apart from being specified for all types of new build, Kalwall is increasingly used for the refurbishment of cladding or rooflights on aged buildings.

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Solar Slate’s Planning friendly Roof Slate matches natural slate whilst giving unobtrusive free Solar PV Electricity and 20 Years Government Feed-in-Tariff earnings. Solar Slate is changing the face of Solar Photovoltaics.

Our planning-friendly range of technologies provide solar power from a traditional slate roof with:

design through to installation and warranty. Start your journey today and allow:

• No planning headaches • No complaints from the neighbours • No unsightly solar panels • Helping you achieve Part L Planning Compliance • Complying with Code 4.5.6

• Green energy to be generated at the property • No hard visual impact • Energy cost protection long term • Free electricity at the property • Earning from the Government feed in Tariff • Protect our heritage Solar Slate Traditional product is designed to match standard 20” x 10” ‘Countess’ slate and provides a close colour match to many types of historically relevant natural slates including Welsh blue-grey.

Channel 4 host and design guru, Kevin McCloud was impressed with new Solar Slate Multi and said; "It is the ideal solution for generating electricity without affecting the aesthetics"

Now alongside it, the Solar Slate Multi offers the superior aesthetic that the Solar Slate Traditional boasts but in a larger format.

For the first time, it’s possible to take advantage of solar power without compromise. Unhook from the fossil-fuelled lifestyle and make a real reduction in your carbon footprint. As a technology, ours is unlike anything else that’s available, truly taking the concept of a solar slate to a new dimension. Even homes in historic or conservation areas can now tap into an endless supply of free, clean energy, with the added longterm financial benefit of guaranteed payments from the government’s Feed-In Tariffs. British-designed and European-manufactured, all of our products are backed with a wealth of experience and a wide install base. Every project is a journey so we support our customers every step of the way, from supply and

The larger format has reduced costs, allows faster and simpler installation giving all round better value. The panel is manufactured to match standard 24” x 12” ‘Duchess’ slates and is effectively 4 slates in a single panel. Solar Slate is ideal for use in in conservation areas, on historical buildings, new builds, sites where standard solar panels are not an option, renovation projects and has an unrivalled track record in gaining planning approval. These projects, being grade II listed buildings in conservation areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty, challenged Planners. Standard solar panels were refused by the LPA so samples of Solar Slate were submitted by the homeowners, which gained approval. We have a permanent display at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon which you can visit at any time for free and we will be at a number of shows this winter – please call or check our website.

For more information: please visit email, or better still call us on 01454 627841. ❚ enquiry 172 .

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Aurubis Architectural Community Copper A new community centre, providing support to young people, is characterised by a dramatic rain-screen clad in Nordic Brown Light copper from Aurubis Architectural. Located close to the historic town

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The Shepherds Bush Pavilion - a Grade II listed building dating from 1923 Conversion into a Four Star, 320 room hotel.



Client: Dorsett / Kosmopolitan Hotels Delivery: Kosmopolitan Contractor: Ardmore Structural Engineer: Expedition Engineering & URS M&E Engineer: McBains Cooper & Malachi Walsh Fire Engineer: McBains Cooper & FDS Consult Vertical Transportation Consultant: McBains Cooper Planning Consultant: DP9 Rights to Light Consultant: GIA Highways Consultant: Halcrow Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon & McBains Cooper Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown Faรงade Subcontractor: English Architectural Glazing (EAG)

Lifts: Schindler Stone and Marble: Unique Marble Joinery: Paddington (A division of Ardmore) Specialist Joinery: Curtis Furniture M&E: Malachi Walsh Metalwork: BA Systems FF&E: Distinction Contracts Lighting: Designers EQ2

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Shepherds Bush Pavilion unveiled Before The Shepherds Bush Pavilion - a Grade II listed building dating from 1923 was originally constructed as a cinema. Designed by Frank Verity, it won the RIBA London Street Architecture Award for the best London façade. Heavily damaged during World War II, the building was poorly repaired, subsequently converted to a Bingo Hall in 1983 and closed its doors for good in 2001, remaining disused for much of the next decade. In 2009 planning permission was granted for conversion into a four-star, 320-room hotel with conference facilities, café, restaurant, bar, retail spaces and a roof-top spa. Drawing on the influence of Art Deco cinema design, the foyer and atrium spaces employ simple curved surfaces in alternating bands of black and gold. The internally illuminated spandrel panels also minimise sound reverberation. At ground floor level, dark- stained, ribbed timber panelling and heavy curtains serve a similar

purpose. The honey-coloured limestone floor is inlaid with brass, in two simple decorative elements. In the main reception, brass strips form a series of concentric circles at the centre of the space, which are reflected in a ceiling coffer above, while in the atrium, the bands define the circulation route from the reception through to the atrium bar. The primary façades have been retained with modifications to bring natural light into the rooms behind. The building features a new glazed roof which follows the curved profile of the original, bringing daylight into the upper floors of the building. Additional insulation to the brick facades, high performance glazing, solar shading, improved air permabilty and new energyefficient plant all contribute to a significantly improved thermal performance. Jason Flanagan, Project Director at Flanagan Lawrence, comments: “Our design has been informed by a detailed understanding of

the building’s history and context. Our response complements and refines the original character of the building, protecting this important heritage asset, reactivating the streetscape and providing a new point of focal interest on Shepherds Bush Green.” Flanagan Lawrence is an award-winning, design-led architectural practice based in London. The practice has an impressive collective expertise across a broad range of sectors and building typology, including large-scale commercial projects and high-end residential schemes, as well as cultural, hotel and leisure, education, infrastructure, logistics, business parks and major masterplanning projects both in the UK and internationally.

Espalier, Finchatton, Grainger, Great Portland Estates, Grosvenor, Herby Holdings, Land Securities, Londonewcastle, Muse Developments, Quintain Estates and Developments, Segro, and the Sellar Property Group. Public sector work has included performance and office space, as well as regeneration schemes. Clients have included the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Live Theatre, Riverside Studios, Sadler’s Wells Theatre Trust, Soundforms plc, The Sage Gateshead, as well as Imperial College, Oxford, Manchester City Council and Littlehampton Council.

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Bob Butler of Ridgeons is ‘Achiever of the Year’

Bob Butler of Ridgeons was named ‘Achiever of the Year’ by Builders Merchants’ News at their special Excellence Awards lunch in London last week. The winner was announced by actor/comedian Hugh Dennis who was the event host. Bob Butler received his award from Paul Owen, Divisional Director for Distribution for IKO PLC, category sponsor. IKO values the importance of recognising those individuals who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in their company. It’s not only about providing outstanding service, the award also encompasses the

individual’s ability to inspire colleagues, create innovative ideas and really set the company aside from the competition. Bob Butler from Ridgeons was chosen for this award because the judges felt he had made a real positive impact towards the company and their business. The judges said: “This year’s Achiever of the Year has made a real contribution to their business over the past 18 months, and is very deserving of public recognition for their hard work and dedication.” Bob Butler said: “I was extremely pleased to learn that I had won this award! I’d like to extend sincere thanks to IKO PLC for supporting these awards, and to the judges for choosing me over such strong competition.” Paul Owen said, “We are proud to sponsor Builder Merchants News ‘Achiever of the Year’ Award for the sixth year running. We strongly believe that it is often the actions of individuals within a business that can make a difference, and therefore it is critical that we reward the achievements of inspirational employees.” ❚ enquiry 178

Is it easy to be green? Van users should not shy away from sustainability challenges, according to The Fuelcard People. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, said: “We have all heard the song, It’s Not Easy Being Green, but being greener is not as tough as some might think. The easiest place to start is with monitoring and managing emissions.” He said that some emissions management actions have to be longterm measures, such as vehicle procurement strategies. Others can be carried out in the medium term, such rigorous service

Schueco announces new excellence awards for 2015

Schueco UK has announced that, in conjunction with RIBA Journal, it is again running the Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation. The 2015 Awards will be presented at a special lunchtime event to be held in June at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea and the winning and commended

scheduling and preventative maintenance. “Some emissions reduction measures can be implemented immediately,” said Steve Clarke. “These include training personnel in economical driving techniques and offering incentives for lower individual fuel consumptions. Even checking tyre pressures can help, as driving with

incorrectly inflated tyres increases consumption and emissions. The most important action is to begin with measuring. If you do not know how high your emissions are, you can hardly know if you are reducing them.” Van users can monitor emissions, vehicle by vehicle, across the whole fleet by using CO2Count. This service is available to any customer of The Fuelcard People and offers a fleetwide emissions analysis alongside every routine invoice. For a nominal sum, firms can track CO2, NOx and CH4 emissions. ❚ enquiry 179

Launched in 2014 to celebrate the very best in UK building design, the Schueco Excellence Awards have nine separate categories covering more or less every sector of the industry. The only stipulation for entry is that the building submitted should include at least one Schueco system.

collaboration using Schueco systems have delivered exemplar design and exceptional product solutions to realise original concepts. Once again, the categories for the Awards will be: education building; health building; commercial building; small project; individual home; residential development; sustainability; steel projects; and specialist contractor. There will also be a Schueco Special Merit Award for Overall Excellence.

The panel of judges for 2015, which will be chaired by RIBA Journal editor, Hugh Pearman, includes Paul Monaghan, director, AHMM; Mary Duggan, director, Duggan Morris Architects; and Bob Allies, partner, Allies and Morrison. The judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate how creativity, innovation and build-team

A pdf of the Awards supplement which will contain all the short-listed entries will be available to download from the Schueco UK website, giving finalists an excellent opportunity to showcase their expertise directly to some of the most influential people in the industry. ❚ enquiry 180

entries will be published in a special supplement accompanying the July issue of RIBA Journal.

February 2015

Step Up Safety With Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings was to start. Multiple layers of conventional paint coatings – whether water or solvent borne – can make a previously non-combustible surface dangerous by their potential to burn, spreading fire rapidly and turning circulation and communal areas, or escape routes, into a mass of flames in seconds.

Specifiers overseeing winter maintenance schedules can introduce Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings to underpin fire safety management programmes. The system reduces the risk of fire spread on walls and ceilings, where multiple layers of conventional paint can create a flammable surface if they have built-up over many years. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (England & Wales) and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 underline the potential hazard of flame spread on painted surfaces as being a factor to be considered in a fire risk assessment. Building designers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and building owners have a ‘Duty of Care’ to build and maintain premises that not only minimise fire risk but also to reduce the loss of life, injury and damage to property if a fire

However, Crown Trade Timonox offers a cost effective solution to address the situation. When applied on the walls and ceilings of corridors, stairwells and other communal areas that form part of a circulation area or fire escape route, Crown Trade Timonox can help provide additional time for a building to be safely evacuated. Debbie Orr, Marketing Manager at Crown Paints, said: “Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings work by limiting the oxygen around the flames through the release of non-combustible gases, and by using a formulation that provides a barrier to the flammable paint layers beneath. “This process sees Crown Trade Timonox help buy precious extra time for evacuation – with the potential to save lives. Furthermore, it can enable more time for rescue services to take control of the fire affected area and control fire spread, which could potentially reduce damage to buildings.” ❚ enquiry 181

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Limetec offers render colourmatching service thanks to new tinting machine Sustainable building systems company Limetec has introduced an exclusive full colour-match service for its range of Baumit decorative finish render products. Thanks to its new tinting set-up, Limetec customers can choose from one of the 888 standard colour offerings or create a bespoke shade to best match their specific building’s requirements. Baumit are the European leaders in lime based breathable renders. Limetec’s partnership with Baumit brings all of their eco-friendly render products to the UK, ideal for conservation/renovation projects,

Greece takes the gold

Spending time in a roof herb garden may not be something you associate being able to enjoy within working hours. However, at the new Karela office building in Athens you can, but that isn’t the only feature that the 1000+ staff that work there will benefit from, in this the first LEED gold-certificated building in Greece.

historic buildings, new homes, self-build and mainstream commercial applications.

❚ enquiry 182

The brief demanded the building incorporated advanced technology and sustainable ideas. The completed project included many unique features such as an internal wastewater treatment plant and a rainwater collection system for irrigation and the toilets. Providing expert advice to this project at every stage of its development was Grundfos Pumps who supplied in excess of 80 pumps to support the completed solution. As a full-line supplier Grundfos were selected because they were able to provide the required range of energy efficient pumps to effectively deliver all the applications. These included: air conditioning, pressure boosting, wastewater requirements and the fire suppression system. ❚ enquiry 183

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New Comar Website: Mobile, Social Media & BIM Ready The latest launch from Comar, the leading British architectural aluminium system company, is their BIM ready website. The new Comar website delivers information to supply chain partners as fast as possible by reducing clicks, this is achieved by making navigation easy; users quickly learn to navigate the site. A clear menu allows one-click information on project references, aluminium system selection, BIM access, environmental credentials, CPD and latest news. Comar’s current connections and followers of their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages will be kept up to date with new information as it is posted on the News Page. On the move the website offers responsive design allowing mobile and tablet users access to the same concise, quick to use information.n BIM information is available through logging into the Comar Partner Website. Simply register

CIP updates the Construction Environmental Manual Construction Industry Publications has published the latest update to the Construction Environmental Manual. The Manual is written by leading Environmental Managers and Advisors who represent a cross section of the UK’s leading construction companies. The latest update includes:• A description of many of the more common Environmental Assessment Schemes for construction projects is added.

• Further explanation on the application of the Guidelines for Sentencing on conviction for environmental offences by organisations and details of two actual cases are described together with their outcome. • A section on the Circular Economy. •The Building Management and Post Occupancy Evaluation process promoting future efficiency improvements is described. • The requirement in

England (from Jan 2015) to, if possible, separate dry recyclables is noted and ‘TEEP’ is explained. ❚ enquiry 184

responsive design, meaning that the layout and format automatically resizes and shifts to provide optimised viewing, irrespective of the screen size and definition used. Helifix website users are now guaranteed the same user friendly experience and high quality content every time they visit, whether at work on a desktop, at home on a tablet or onsite via their

smartphone. The website gives roundthe-clock access to the Helifix range of market leading helical wall ties, fixings and masonry repair systems which provide secure and lasting connections in new build projects or remedial applications where they can greatly extend the life of an existing structure. ❚ enquiry 185

IKO named Supplier of the Year Roofing and Waterproofing manufacturer, IKO PLC is extremely pleased to have been crowned ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the Builders Merchants’ News Awards for Excellence 2014, which was announced on Friday 21st November at an Oscar

style award lunch at the Lancaster in London. The judges were looking for the supplier that has done the most to help and support their merchant customers. They chose IKO PLC because of its innovation and involvement in the industry. The judges said of IKO PLC: “This supplier is a great business who is very active in the industry, and currently looking to raise

The BIM section easily identifiable with a landing page that offers a quick selection into the main system categories: curtain walling, windows walling, windows, doors and ground floor framing. Each Comar system within these ranges has its own dedicated page where product parameters, specification information, longevity/maintenance regimes are detailed and downloads of BIM families, dwgs and dxfs of General Arrangements. ❚ enquiry 188.

Crown Paints Puts Colour On-Trend With Spring/Summer Forecasts collection made up of saturated hues and base colours of calmer neutrals. “It sees warm orange, deep cerise and mulberry reds contrast against electric blue and aqua, and the vivacity of these colours create an energising lively space and a fun and uplifting environment. This palette is perfect for commercial areas; receptions and entrances, circulation areas, schools and colleges, as well as office and healthcare buildings, with bold blocks of colour used to shorten long narrow spaces or bring attention to focal points.

Helifix launches new responsive website Helifix has re-launched its website to make it fully accessible to the fast growing number of visitors accessing the site via a smartphone or tablet device. The website at now features an innovative

for a password. The Comar Partner website offers further detailed technical information, such as their extensive range of Technical Manuals, Test Certification, NBS templates and clauses, and for their fabrication partners CNC and tooling information.

their profile with a huge amount of innovation and full support for builders’ merchants.” IKO's many years of experience and history of trusted brand names has provided them with an excellent understanding of the needs of merchants, from product selection and training to point of sale and branch information.   ❚ enquiry 186

Crown Paints has revealed its renowned Colour Influences programme, which sets out the on-trend hues for specifiers next season. Three palettes have been unveiled, which work across the Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade brands. ‘Freedom of Expression’ ‘Playtime and ‘Organic Discovery’ have each been developed by the Crown Paints’ Influences Panel, a team of creative experts who have produced the palettes using a wide-variety of trends. Crown Paints colour specialist, Jemma Saunders, is a member of the Colour Influences panel and has worked to ensure the palettes appeal to the unique needs of specifers in a wide-variety of environments. Jemma said: “These new palettes offer an inspiring yet practical look to create beautiful spaces inside and out. The first palette, ‘Freedom of Expression’ is a vibrant

“The next palette, ‘Playtime’ offers soft chalky candy colours and cutting edge grey shades that contrast against a back drop of industrial surfaces, such as concrete, steel and brick. This palette alone is perfect for creating gentle spaces with an upmarket feel such as waiting rooms, apartment blocks and healthcare interiors. “The final palette, ‘Organic Discovery’ is a refreshing choice made up of cool blues and harmonious greens, with highlights of chartreuse to add a little zest. Its concept is based on vivid saturated greens rather than natural organic tones, accented with colourful graphic printed textiles. This is a versatile palette and can meet different requirements. For example, to open a space, the off white or paler blue shade can be teamed with a deeper shade for interest. More information on Crown Paints can be found at the new website for specifiers ❚ enquiry 189

Secretary of State for Transport visits IKO’S new Grangemill factory IKO PLC’s new state-of-theart mastic asphalt and hot melt factory at Grangemill Quarry, Derbyshire, opened

at the end of 2014. IKO’s investment in innovation and growth was welcomed by Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin and Deputy Mayor of Matlock, Councillor Barry Hopkinson. Patrick McLoughlin, MP for the Derbyshire Dales, visited the site at Grangemill and said: “I am extremely impressed by the

transformation of the site. IKO has made a significant investment to make it a world class manufacturing facility which can compete on a global basis.” On his tour, the Secretary of State was particularly interested in IKO’s reuse of disposed asphalt material. “IKO’s green credentials are a credit to them,” he added. ❚ enquiry 187

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February 2015

Smart thinking and smart design add up to a big boost in energy savings

Timeguard has done it again and come up with another great idea to put people in the driving seat when it comes to controlling their energy use. The latest addition to the Timeguard range are unique single-gang devices that combine the 13A fused spur with energy-saving electronic time control. They are a direct replacement for, and improvement on, ordinary fused connection units. Wherever you need an F.C.U (fused connection unit), it makes sense to provide the added benefit of “energy-saving time control” with the flexibility of pushbutton manual over-ride and programmable On / Off times. By taking advantage of new technology developments, these new designs provide larger and clearer back-lit screens, intuitive and logical programming, with plain-English text prompts, and clear LED indicators for both mains power and timed on/off status. In a world where style and design in electrical accessories are increasingly important, the Timeguard fused spur timers are attractive enough to feature on any wall, where the large displays and on/off indicator lights make programming easy and clearly show the user if power is on or off. Naturally, users can over-ride the programme to switch On or Off at a different times whenever required and at the push of a button. A useful Boost button gives an extra 1 hour or 2 hour supply for hot water tanks, heaters, office and household equipment etc., with the reassurance that the supply will always switch off again automatically and the devices will revert to their programmed timing. These units are covered by a Timeguard 5 Year guarantee. Another big boost With safety and energy efficiency at the top of any

occupier, landlord or employer’s mind, Timeguard has also introduced a 13A fused spur with an electronic Boost Timer that automatically turns appliances off after a pre-set time. As with the fused spur timeswitch, it’s all encased within a single gang F.C.U and fitting within a 25mm back box for easy installation. Users simply press one button to select how long they want the power On for: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour or two hours, and then the device counts down and switches off. Pushing the boost button again will refresh the timed output. There’s no danger of people leaving appliances such as heaters, fans or towel rails switched on for hours on end.

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