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February 2013 •

CROWN PAINTS Supporting Partner of Climate Week

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B U I L D I N G & S P E C I F I C AT I O N P R O D U C T S

C Refurbishment & New Build O Doors & Windows N Heating & Stoves T E Drainage & Plumbing N External Works & Landscaping T Ecobuild 2013 S Front Cover: Crown Paints Announces Climate Week Sponsorship At Ecobuild

Kitchens & Bathrooms Heating, Plumbing & Ventilation Floors, Walls & Ceilings Bi-Folding & Sliding Doors Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Product & Business News

Crown Paints is marking Ecobuild with prominent support for Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, Climate Week. The UK paint manufacturer has been announced as a national partner of the initiative, which uses high profile celebrities and community events to inspire a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Sponsorship of Climate Week – which runs from 4 to 10 March - reinforces Crown’s long-standing commitment to the environment. The company’s award-winning programme ‘Earthbalance’ sets the standard in embedding sustainability at the heart of a business and has seen Crown gain increasing recognition as being among the top tier of sustainable businesses in the UK. Earthbalance’s progress made to date has seen Crown secure a clutch of high profile accolades in 2012, including the Sustainable Innovation Award from the British Coatings Federation, and the Sustainable Business Award For Large Companies from the Lancashire Business Environment Awards. From its stand number S330 at Ecobuild – which takes place at ExCeL, London, from 5 - 7 March - the team from Crown will be highlighting how the company’s approach can support specification professionals in areas including reduced waste streams, the achievement of BREEAM ratings and products offering extended maintenance cycles. In 2008, Crown launched ‘Earthbalance’ a dedicated sustainability programme, featuring an ambitious, longterm target to drive down its own greenhouse gas emissions, with the target of a 10 per cent reduction in 2015 – and 25 per cent in 2020. These two targets are in addition to a sustainability target of zero waste to landfill, originally targeted for December 2012 – which was achieved more than 12 months ahead of schedule. Crown’s investment in carbon footprinting technology is helping the company achieve these targets. This process enables the company to measure the footprint of all products across its range, including the specification brands of Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade, and then make the necessary changes to reduce the carbon output, without affecting the quality of the paint. Mark Lloyd, Crown Paints’ Sustainability Manager, said:

“We are well on track with our green commitment; and results such as the achievement of our zero waste to landfill target more than 12 months ahead of schedule reflects the success of the programme to date. “However, there’s still plenty to do and we see sustainability as a mission for the entire organisation. It’s not just about filling a market niche; it’s about changing the way we do business. “Our focus is to minimise energy, reduce, re-use or recycle waste wherever feasible and develop continuous improvement programmes and innovation initiatives to inspire products and processes with the lowest possible ecological impact. All this is undertaken with an absolute commitment not to affect our products’ performance adversely. “We also apply responsible raw material sourcing, considering the environmental and ethical effects of raw materials used within our business. “Our focus is not to just provide a few niche ‘green’ products. By measuring and evaluating the carbon footprint of everything we do, we can make improvements, without impacting on the quality of the paint we produce. “This means specifiers can be assured that they benefit from high performing quality paints, which maintain their protective and aesthetic qualities for the longer term – in itself a sustainable outcome.” Also at Ecobuild, Crown will be showing how achieving the right specification for commercial and industrial environments has been made even easier with Crown Paints’ new online tool, PaintSpec Finder.® For more details please contact Crown Paints’ Specification Services Team by calling 0845 034 1464, emailing or visit the website at Enquiry No.800.

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Refurbishment & New Build

With around 40 individual buildings housing over 160,000m2 of prime office space, Cobalt Business Park is the largest complex of its kind in the UK. Located just a short drive from central Newcastle it has played a vital part in the regeneration of the region, which is now one of the nation’s most vibrant and forward thinking business hubs. Building work began over 12 years ago and being awarded Enterprise Zone status meant that tenants could enjoy free business rates and 100 per cent capital allowances for corporation tax until August 2006. This led to a plethora of blue chip multinational organisations choosing to locate there and by doing so they have brought over 9,500 jobs to the area. Cobalt Business Park offers access to a wide range of facilities and boasts a surgery, a nursery, restaurants, a swimming pool, a fitness suite and a 500 capacity delegate conference centre. In order to give those working on-site the highest levels of protection its owner, Highbridge Properties, has insisted that each of the buildings has a state-of-the-art fire detection system as part of an overall building services infrastructure. Based in Blyth, Northumberland, ARC365 is one of the north-east of England’s leading life safety installation specialists and it has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Cobalt Business Park. Chris Harris, director of ARC365, explains, ‘We were originally invited to tender for the fire detection installation in the first building.

Hochiki Europe makes life safety a walk in the Cobalt Business Park Our proposal centred on the installation of a Hochiki Europe fire detection system, which we have used almost exclusively over the last 17 years. We won the contract and since then we have been asked to carry out similar work for all but three buildings on the site.’ Although the buildings that comprise Cobalt Business Park are all different shapes and sizes, and house many different types of organisations, ARC365 tries to keep the fire detection systems as consistent as it can and introduce as many common features as possible. Harris and his team are involved when the main construction works are underway, usually through Castle Building Services Ltd, who have been involved in the electrical and mechanical disciplines of many of the buildings throughout the business park. Harris says, ‘When the developer has a client for the building, a complete fire detection system is designed and installed, based on the layout the client requires.’ If a building is unused, we usually just install a limited fire detection system in shell and core areas such as stairwells until it is occupied. Working as a team with Castle Building Services Ltd gives them the confidence that the Hochiki products we offer are of the highest quality and reliability. All of the systems installed at Cobalt Business Park are analogue addressable and most of the use Hochiki Europe’s Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP). Stuart Davies, the company’s marketing manager, explains, ‘ESP is a resilient total communications solution for intelligent fire detection and fully integrated systems. It has a multi-purpose structure that provides the flexibility and expansion to accommodate simple

addressable systems through to integrated building management and safety systems.’ The buildings’ fire detection systems are also compliant to the BS 5839 category L1 standard, which means that automatic detectors are deployed throughout all areas – including roof spaces and voids. This gives the earliest possible warning of fire and makes sure that there is sufficient time for escape. Unwanted and false alarms are a problem in any type of building but in offices, where there is a high density of people, they are particularly disruptive. Where possible, ARC365 installs Hochiki Europe’s ALG-EN optical smoke sensors, which feature the company’s High Performance Chamber Technology. Harris states, ‘This innovative chamber design minimises the differences in sensitivity experienced in flaming and smouldering fires. The result is a high performance optical chamber that is equally responsive to all smoke types and helps to reduce the possibility of unwanted alarms, as the algorithms in the devices can be adjusted to account for the different environments that they are used in.’ A fast and efficient installation is important for ARC365, and the ability to fit detectors onto a standard base unit offers significant time and cost savings, without any compromise in quality. Harris adds, ‘Our experience with other manufacturers’ products has highlighted just how well designed and thought out Hochiki Europe’s are – what can take minutes only takes seconds.’ For further information visit Enquiry No.200.

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Refurbishment & New Build

Inva StairRiser Wheelchair Stair Lift An elegant, slimline, inclined platform lift which will transport a wheelchair or passenger up a straight or curved staircase.

Great Lifts. Amazing Service. See what we can do for you. Call 0845 4682543 or visit Enquiry No.201

Faster Replastering with the Dryzone System The new Dryzone System from Safeguard Europe offers a faster way to replaster after treating rising damp - in just 24 hours. Using ordinary plasterboard to cover up damp and salt contaminated walls, the Dryzone System is breathable and as effective as a sand:cement render. The three key steps in the Dryzone System: • Dryzone damp-proofing cream to treat rising damp: solvent-free, patented and the best performing rising damp treatment on the market • Dryshield Cream to prime the wall: long-lasting protection against damp, salt and mould in just one coat • Drygrip Adhesive to fix plasterboard: creates a durable bond to masonry that's strongly salt and moisture resistant The Dryzone System is quicker and cheaper to install per m2 than a sand:cement render, and allows the use of cement-based plasters to be avoided when treating rising damp on heritage projects. For more information on the Dryzone System contact Safeguard Europe or visit the website for technical details. A new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on Rising Damp: Causes and Treatment is also available free-of-charge to specifiers and surveyors. Enquiry No. 202



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

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Here at The Log Cabin Company we design, build and supply a wide range of log cabins for residential and commercial sales in the UK. As well as our standard range of cabins, we also offer a specialist bespoke design package. All of our quality log houses and small log cabin buildings are from sustainable resources. perfect garden playhouse to enjoy with your children. We also offer a full delivery and installation service, which comes with a two year guarantee on all materials and workmanship. Our quality wooden playhouses not only look fantastic, they also offer a fun place for your children to play.

Garden Rooms Timber Garden Offices The Log Cabin Company design, build and supply a wide range of timber garden offices and garden rooms for residential and commercial sales in the UK. We have a wide range of affordable timber garden offices as well as a specialist bespoke design package. All of our quality home garden offices are from sustainable resources. Our team of experts are more than happy to quote for larger projects, especially where building regulations are involved, as we are fully conversant with all building regulations. This enables us to design and build your office cabin accordingly. We also offer a full delivery and installation service, which comes with a two year guarantee on all materials and workmanship. Whether you're looking for a home office for your garden or a number of timber offices for commercial purposes, The Log Cabin Company can compile a detailed quotation for the design, build and fit of your structures.

Wooden Playhouses

The Log Cabin Company have a fantastic range of garden rooms for residential and commercial purposes in the UK. Our range of garden rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes for a multitude of uses.

purposes, we can supply all your needs. We provide timber rooms and houses for the garden, for holiday parks, camp sites, swimming pool buildings, classrooms and much much more.

Garden Log Houses

All of our quality garden rooms come from sustainable resources. Our team of experts are more than happy to quote for larger projects, especially where building regulations are involved, as we are fully conversant with all building regulations. Our wooden garden rooms come in a wide range of styles and sizes so you can find the perfect garden room for your garden. We also offer a full delivery and installation service, which comes with a two year guarantee on all materials and workmanship.

The Log Cabin Company design, build and supply a wide range of garden log houses, weekend log cabins, summer log houses & cottages for residential and commercial purposes in the UK. We also have a specialist log house design service for any bespoke requirements. All of our quality log houses are from sustainable resources. Our team of experts are more than happy to quote for larger projects, especially where building regulations are involved, as we are fully conversant with all building regulations. This enables us to design and build your garden log home accordingly. We also offer a full delivery and installation service, which comes with a two year guarantee on all materials and workmanship. Whether your looking for a garden log house or a number of log houses for commercial purposes, we can help. We provide log houses for Holiday parks, Camp sites, Swimming pool buildings, Classrooms and much more.

Wooden Games Room

Here at the The Log Cabin Company we have a beautiful range of wooden garden playhouses for residential purposes in the UK. We have tower play houses, veranda play houses, novelty play houses, both large and small play houses for all your childrens enjoyment. All of our quality garden playhouses come from sustainable resources. Our wooden playhouses come in a wide range of styles and sizes so you can find the

The Log Cabin Company design, build and supply a wide range of wooden games rooms, pool houses, summer log houses, timber garden rooms for residential and commercial purposes in the UK. We also have a specialist log house design service for any bespoke requirements. Our team of experts are more than happy to quote for larger projects, especially where building regulations are involved, as we are fully conversant with all building regulations. This enables us to design and build your timber structures accordingly. We also offer a full delivery and installation service, which comes with a two year guarantee on all materials and workmanship. Whether your looking for a wooden games room or a number of summer log houses for commercial

Visit one of our display sites or discuss any of your requirements over the telephone. The Log Cabin Company can compile a detailed quotation for the design, build and fit of your structure. Tel: 0800 9176565 Web: Enquiry No.204.

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Doors & Windows

LEVOLUX SWOTS UP AT DEPTFORD GREEN Deptford Green School, which is one of the last in the country to receive funding under the BSF programme, showcases the latest in sustainable building design, including a Levolux Solar Shading solution.

The £32 million development, designed by Watkins Gray Architects, re-unites upper and lower schools, which previously occupied separate sites, transforming education provision for 1300 pupils. The new building, which is arranged over 2 to 5 floors, boasts spacious classrooms, state-of-the-art music, sound recording and IT facilities and naturally lit circulation areas. Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, the building is optimised to maximise passive energy-efficiency. This included adapting the external envelope, particularly on the south-facing elevation which required a form of Brise Soleil. As the UK’s leading Solar Shading specialist, Levolux was invited to develop an external Solar Shading solution comprising Western Red Cedar Timber Fins, incorporated into horizontal projections and vertical stacks. In total, 84 aerofoil-shaped Timber Fins, each measuring 220mm wide by 40mm thick, have been incorporated into horizontal projections above ground, first and second floor

windows. Projecting 900mm from the building’s facade and extending 16 metres in length, each horizontal array comprises Timber Fins fixed at an angle of 60 degrees from vertical, between profile-cut aluminium side plates. The Timber Fins are designed to provide shade, while allowing an unobstructed outward view. In contrast, 288 aerofoil-shaped Timber Fins, also measuring 220mm wide by 40mm thick, have been incorporated into an array of vertical stacks, extending 55 metres in length and with a height of 15 metres. The Fins are fixed at an angle of 90 degrees from vertical, with a graduated pitch across each floor. At high level along each floor the pitch of the Fins is just 300mm, concentrating them where they provide the most effective shade. At eye level on each floor the pitch of the Fins is opened up to 900mm to maximise daylight levels and allow good outward views across the revamped Fordham Park. As an effective form of solar control, the Timber Fins counter the risk of excessive solar heat gain in entrance/circulation areas, classrooms

and in the dining area, by reflecting and absorbing solar energy before it is transmitted through glass. The pitch and angle of the Fins ensures they work most effectively in the summer when the sun is at its peak intensity and is higher in the sky. In the winter the sun is less powerful and is lower in the sky, so its rays can pass through the Fins and solar energy can be transmitted through the glass helping to heat the building. As usual, all timber sourced for this project by Levolux was FSC-certified with a full chain of custody. Western Red Cedar is a lightweight, durable timber and when left untreated, as in this case, it gradually acquires an attractive, silver-grey patina. To complement the installation, the supporting structure, including support arms and brackets were finished in a graphite grey powder coating.

Deptford Green School provides an exceptional environment for local students to thrive in very challenging times. By adopting highly sustainable and energy efficient features, such as the external Timber Fins by Levolux, the school has created the optimum conditions for students to fulfil their best potential.

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ALU-TIMBER - NEW PRODUCT Merging Material Solutions - Creating sustainable, energy efficient buildings is a cornerstone of design. The facade is now a functional element to the building; a membrane which keeps the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, reducing the need for additional energy from heating or air conditioning. The materials used must be sustainable, renewable and have a real end of life use. Taking all current specification and building regulation demands into consideration, The Parkside Group Limited are pleased to launch Alu-Timber, a range of aluminium/timber windows, doors and framing, that combines sustainably grown FSC or PEFC timbers with 100% recyclable aluminium. The Alu-Timber range includes casement, tilt and turn windows and an open-in and open-out door. Due to the superior jointing of Alu-Timber, it has inherently high deflection loads. Alu-Timber can therefore be used as a window walling suite up to storey height, creating modular framing systems with opening windows and doors. For further information about Alu-Timber product range, please contact The Parkside Group Limited on 020 8685 9685, email: or visit

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TECTUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winningâ&#x20AC;? Hinges Over 5,000 SIMONSWERK award winning TECTUS hinges, model TE 528 3D satin stainless steel, were fitted throughout the 2012 London Olympic Village venue, primarily in corridor areas to ensure harmonised aesthetics for athletes by concealing all the electrical ducting and service piping behind jib door panels manufactured by Leaderflush Shapland. TECTUS hinges are completely hidden from view and provide perfect door alignment and a flush fitting clean line design. Created for safety, with minimum pivot gaps to prevent finger injury, these maintenance free, 3D adjustable hinges were an ideal solution for this prestigious Olympic project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; planned by Architects Fletcher Priest and housing 17,000 competitors and officials. Now the Games is over work has started on the refurbishment development programme to create around 1,400 affordable homes and again SIMONSWERK high quality, fully concealed TECTUS 3D hinges have been specified and will be fitted to doors throughout the new scheme. T:01215222848 Enquiry No. 209

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Heating & Stoves


– Exceptional Wood Burning Stoves

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

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Stokvis offers efficiency and flexibility with Econo-Air The new Econo-Air gas-fired heating and ventilation systems from Stokvis offer excellent indoor air quality and optimum energy efficiency for large buildings across a range of industrial and commercial applications. Stokvis has developed the Econo-Air range specifically for large open interior spaces such as warehouses, factories, sports centres and theatres. A choice of air distribution heads is available to give designers the option of ductless air distribution, thereby eliminating the need for complex ductwork and high level destratification fan units.

Available as both direct fired and indirect fired units, the Econo-Air range is flexible and highly adaptable to the end-user’s requirements.

Where ductwork is required, the systems can be configured to allow for ductwork resistance of up to 2,000 Pascals. They are therefore ideal for use with air induction systems. Direct-fired units are available with outputs from 15kW to 900 kW and provide a fixed rate of heated fresh air into the building space. Where a constant-rate extract system is employed, these units supply make-up air to maintain a pressure balance and prevent a build up of negative pressure inside the building. Indirect gas-fired units offer several advantages over traditional heat exchangers, with reduced airflow resistance leading to lower fan power requirements and thus higher efficiencies. Indirect fired Econo-Air models are available with outputs from 30kW and 1,200kW. Enquiry No. 213

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ABS Robusta drainage pump 200 and 300 Compact and durable single phase submersible drainage pump for the removal of solids free wastewater in accordance with EN 12050-2.

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Features: â&#x20AC;˘ The Robusta is fitted with compact fully integrated encapsulated automatic level control as standard which allows installation in small sumps, typically 300 x 300mm. â&#x20AC;˘ The same model can be operated automatically and manually utilising the Hand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Auto switch. No need to stock manual and automatic models. â&#x20AC;˘ The Robusta 200 is available in 110 volt as well as 230 volt. â&#x20AC;˘ Detachable suction ring supplied as standard when fitted allows pumping down to 3mm (manual operation only). â&#x20AC;˘ Check valve, hose adaptor and suction ring all included as standard. For applications for wastewater containing some solids please enquire about the ABS MF range.

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Dallmer Renova Roof Drain - Ideal for Retrofit When re-roofing, a major problem is often the removal of existing roof drains before installing new ones and connecting them inside the building to existing drain-pipes. Dallmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renova 63T Roof Drain is a product that completely overcomes this problem and therefore reduces dramatically the overall cost of roof renovation. RenovaDrain is specifically designed to push down through the existing drain and inside the existing drainpipe, creating a watertight seal via the lip-seals on the down pipe of the drain. This well conceived design is made with the precision for which the Dallmer name is respected throughout world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thousands are in use in Europe and the USA. RenovaDrain has recently been upgraded with improved, dedicated versions for use with bitumen felt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;DallBitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - and TPO membranes. A version for welding to PVC remains plus the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;standardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; version for EPDM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or any other membrane. Improvements include extended length (up to 460mm from roof level) to cater for ever thicker layers of insulation and a dome grating with a greater free area to avoid the problem of possible clogging by roof-blown rubbish. The Dallmer 84 version is smaller but just as easy to fit and is widely used where additional insulation is not being laid or remedial work with a flat grate on paved terraces. Both models of Renova are made from durable, UV-stabilized polypropylene with rubber comoulding for the ribbed lip-seals ensures that they have ample depth to make a secure seal with the inside of the old drain.

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External Works & Landscaping

New Arbordeck brochure out NOW Leading timber manufacturer Arbordeck has launched a comprehensive new brochure, which is designed to provide practical and creative decking solutions to suit any environment, size or budget. The Arbordeck range, which carries the quality Deck Markâ&#x201E;˘ seal of approval from the Timber Decking Association, has been specifically manufactured from slow grown timber and preserved with an advanced treatment system to create a long-lasting finish. Arbordeck, which includes a huge range of products such as boards, joists, rails and even glass panels, offers a

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The King of Sealers Having identified the necessity for a paving sealer Leicester City Council undertook significant testing of numerous products in 2012 culminating in its selection and specification of Resiblock Ultra Matt. The paving refurbishment of Silver Street is part of a second phase of projects in Leicesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prestigious bustling shopping areas being re-laid with Kellen (natural stone aggregate topped) blocks and is adjacent to the now infamous discovery of King Richard III body. Similar paving projects undertaken by the council in recent times had been adversely affected by sand removal from the mechanical cleaning regimes employed and unsightly staining from chewing gum and foodstuffs discarded in this vibrant city centre. RESIBLOCK Enquiry No.219.

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Ecobuild 2013

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Polypipe Ventilation expands heat recovery range at Ecobuild

Ecobuild Preview ExCeL, London Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 March 2013

Following the successful launch of the Silavent Green Line HRX Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) appliance, Polypipe Ventilation will be adding to the range with a highly efficient and larger unit at this year's Ecobuild. The new HRX2 features market leading heat exchange efficiency and extremely low specific fan power (SFP) for

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Grundfos take a stand at Ecobuild Grundfos Pumps will once again be playing a central role at Ecobuild. The 2013 event is expected to attract in excess of 60,000 visitors which makes it the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Pumps account for 10% of the world’s

optimal energy usage whilst still retaining full airflow performance, thereby helping to recover a home's waste heat and deliver a higher SAP rating. Suitable for larger properties, the high performance levels of the HRX2 make it ideal for installation in self-build and premium private developments. Manufactured in the UK, the new 2010 Building Regulations compliant and SAP Q listed HRX appliances have also been designed for simple installation and operation. They feature a wiring centre external to the unit to prevent moisture damage to the electronics and simplify installation; and a moulded EPP casing to minimise air leakage and provide improved thermal efficiency and noise absorption. A range of added value options are available. POLYPIPE VENTILATION Stand No. N3530 Enquiry No.400 .

electricity consumption and two thirds of the installed base use 60% more energy than necessary. With the fantastic mix of new and existing eco-products on show from Grundfos Pumps including the new award winning highly acclaimed MAGNA3 and ALPHA2 circulators and the SOLOLIFT2 collectively mean that Grundfos will have a great story to tell and an important role to play at this key exhibition. Visit us at stand N2550 and find out more about Grundfos’ commitment to the ongoing environmental journey for yourself. GRUNDFOS PUMPS Stand N2550 Enquiry No.401 .

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Enquiry No.225.

With the take-up of biomass soaring, particularly in the commercial sector, 2012 was a good year for Euroheat. 2013 looks set to offer yet more success for this leading wood-heating specialist, not least due to the introduction of the long awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). A regular at Ecobuild, this year Euroheat will be showcasing its range of boilers and stoves, including the latest in domestic pellet power, the K10, an automatic boiler which offers outputs of 10kW – 26kW – perfect for the averagesized family home. “The K10 is a great choice for many homeowners considering moving away from fossil fuels; our most competitively priced pellet boiler, it presents an excellent alternative, particularly for those who have previously relied on oil,” said Simon Holden, co-founder of Euroheat. EUROHEAT Stand no: 3730 Enquiry No.402 .

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IKO PLC’s new products & sustainable offering at Ecobuild IKO PLC will be launching two new pitched roof products at this years’ Ecobuild exhibition. They have been added to IKO’s range of sustainable roof engineering concepts, which already includes green roof systems, photovoltaic energy roof systems and

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heat reflective membranes. IKOslate is a composite roof tile manufactured from mineral reinforced, 99% recycled and re-engineered materials. Its unique structure gives it superior strength and makes it easier to handle and install. IKOslate has the same aesthetic qualities as slate because moulds of quarried slates are used to form the composite tiles. Each mould imparts different textures and patterns to the tile and its natural look is enhanced by a realistic “slate grey” finish. Ultimo HS breather membrane is able to cope with the demands of today’s house building in innovative ways which are not possible with

conventional underslating membranes. With the majority of membranes focusing simply on vapour permeability, there can be a danger of moisture overload as newly occupied (and heated) houses dry out quickly. However, Ultimo HS is an intelligent membrane that can deal with high levels of humidity and is able to absorb and release large amounts of moisture vapour in a measured, effective way. Therefore, the risks associated with condensation are virtually eliminated with Ultimo HS. The membrane’s inherent properties also mean that it is able to effectively balance the requirement for heat

Smart to Showcase Sustainable Systems

Sustainable, energy efficient heating & ventilation systems on show Sustainable Solutions Under one Roof’ will be the theme of Johnson & Starley’s participation at Ecobuild 2013. The company will highlight its comprehensive range of highly energy efficient heating and ventilation solutions for residential properties. The new super-efficient QuanTec condensing combi boiler with integral passive flue gas heat recovery will be a major attraction for Ecobuild visitors, alongside this will be the company’s latest innovations in high efficiency Warm Air Heating. Also on show will be Gencair HPT air to water heat pumps, developed for comfort heating when integrated within traditional residential heating systems. They work by converting latent energy from outside air into high-grade heat that can be used for domestic heating and hot water. JOHNSON & STARLEY Stand N550 Enquiry No.403.

Smart Architectural Aluminium is to showcase a number of new products at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, as well as presenting its sustainability credentials. The company will use the exhibition to unveil its drive to become a carbon neutral business including plans to be energy self-sufficient. Previewing the company’s plans, Managing Director Eddie Robinson said: “Over recent years, we have implemented a range of environmental policies and procedures including an ISO14001 Environmental Management System and the introduction of strict recycling protocols. “As part of our future expansion programme, we plan to develop our manufacturing site in the UK – which will see capacity increase by more than 50% and the workforce almost double. This will also see the installation of two wind turbines on site, allowing us to generate one hundred percent of our power locally. SMART ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM

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retention within the roof void with the need to control condensation at roof level. Ultimo HS has similar vapour permeability properties to IKO’s established Rubershield membranes, but is capable of absorbing moisture and retaining it until such time as the climatic conditions allow for its release by evaporation. In this way, excess condensation moisture resulting from new build or renovation wet-trades can be ‘managed intelligently’ instead of resulting in the condensation problems normally associated with these severe conditions. IKO PLC Stand S1806 Enquiry No.227.

Opening up spaces with Reynaers Aluminium stateof-the-art glazing systems

Norbord spotlights Sterling OSB along with a few surprises Sterling OSB will take pride of place on the Norbord stand at this year’s Ecobuild show. The versatility of the product will be demonstrated with new roofing and flooring applications explained. In addition, Norbord will be introducing a range of solutions which meet UKTFA fire-rating requirements for timber frame buildings. Samples and “in use” models will be available. OSB : Made entirely from home-grown wood from sustainably managed forests, Sterling OSB outsells all other brands of OSB in the UK, where it is used for a multitude of applications, from basement formwork to roofboarding. Sterling OSB uses only timber from immature trees thinned from Scottish softwood forests. NORBORD

Challenging expectations at Ecobuild 2013, Reynaers Aluminium is launching an exciting new product that offers a new approach to sliding systems along with the latest in unitised and inclined curtain walling systems. At the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, other latest developments, designed to open up spaces to the max, will feature the state-of-the-art CF77 Slim Line folding door and the specially developed corner solution for the CP130 Lift & Slide duorail sliding door. The latest addition to the sliding door range, facilitates a new, innovative approach that will be revealed for the first time on the Ecobuild stand and promises to ‘raise the bar’ on design and utilisation. REYNAERS ALUMINIUM Stand N550

Stand S1031 Enquiry No.404.

Enquiry No.405 .

BSRIA can help with Building Regs Compliance at Ecobuild Compliance with the increasingly stringent demands of the Building Regulations is a concern for all members of the Industry from multinational giants down to the one-man self employed builder. Not only will the latest testing equipment be on display but also BSRIA’s specialist staff will be on hand to discuss problems and suggest lines of action to overcome them. Particularly featured will be equipment to ensure compliance with the latest Building Regs Part F covering domestic ventilation performance but also procedures for compliance with Part L dealing with Airtightness [always a tricky area] and Part E handling Acoustics will be exhaustively covered. BSRIA Stand N430

Enquiry No.407

Marmox at Ecobuild Marmox Specialist Building Products will be exhibiting at this year’s Ecobuild. Well known as experts in insulation – waterproofing, sound minimising, thermal insulation and fireproofing – Marmox will show a wide and diverse

Enquiry No.406 .

array of products including several recent additions to their range. Especially featured will be the lightweight Multiboard range that is equally suited to wetroom applications and for sound insulation elsewhere in the home. Multiboards are EPS coated on both sides with close-woven fibreglass finished in a cement polymer mortar that is completely impervious to water penetration. They are easily installed, very light yet strong enough to hold tiles up to 62kg/sq.m., twice the loadbearing of plasterboard. MARMOX Stand N1210 Enquiry No.408 .

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Flowcrete’s GREEN Floorzone Solution At Ecobuild

Flowcrete will be giving an insight into its GREEN Floorzone – one of the most sustainable and complete flooring solutions available from a single manufacturer – at Ecobuild 2013. A model of the system, which features the substrate through to final floor finish, with the option of underfloor heating and soundproofing built-in, will be on the flooring manufacturer’s stand.

A. Proctor Group attend Ecobuild The A Proctor Group of Blairgowrie will be exhibiting at the Ecobuild exhibition within the Scottish Pavilion. The stand will showcase the Group’s latest products and solutions to enter the market for 2013. This will include Wraptite-SA, a self-adhered, air tight vapour permeable membrane that is a cost effective layer used on the outer face of the building envelope. The membrane is quickly and easily installed on site; the breathable adhesive further increases the air tightness due to no requirement for mechanical fixings. The Group will also exhibit a proto-type of their new ‘Profloor Offsite 38’ acoustic floor cassette solution, and Spacetherm, our space saving thin insulation. THE A PROCTOR GROUP Stand S1010, S1110 Enquiry No.409.

Ancon brings low energy fixing innovation to Ecobuild 2012 Queen’s Award Winner, Ancon, has chosen Ecobuild to showcase the latest innovative structural fixing solutions that are helping to change the way that sustainable low energy buildings are designed and constructed. Solutions on show will include low thermal

Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects, GREEN Floorzone is a singlesource, single-warranty floor build-up programme, which features a number of sustainable flooring options including choices in resin floor finish and self-levelling screed, as well as an energy-saving underfloor heating system and noise reducing acoustic layer. All seamless resin floor finishes are supported by Flowcrete’s market-leading and newly enhanced Isocrete Floor Screeds range, which have been given a green makeover with a new formulation free from Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), and manufactured from a high percentage of recycled raw materials. An optional element of The GREEN

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Floorzone involves the Isowarm underfloor heating system, which offers energy efficient savings of up to 30 per cent compared to conventional heating systems. Another optional feature, which represents the first stage of the floorzone build-up, is Isocrete Acoustic Foam, which reduces sound transfer between floors, a feature of significant benefit for multi-level occupancy buildings. The services of Flowcrete’s internal project management division can also be implemented, to ensure the flooring installation is completed to the highest standards, on time and on budget. FLOWCRETE Stand S450 Enquiry No.228 .

Pegler Yorkshire - Connecting the Industry at Ecobuild

Mapei promote diversity & sustainability at Ecobuild

Connect and Control is the theme for Pegler Yorkshire’s stand at this year’s Ecobuild. The stand will display a range of market leading products and showcase how Pegler Yorkshire offers both systems and solutions for connecting and controlling flow for both plumbing and heating applications. The stand boasts a range of the company’s environmentally led Control products that save energy, reduce water consumption and decrease installation time. The range includes; the revolutionary programmable radiator control the Terrier i-temp, TRV’s, water saving taps, commissioning valves, Logotherm the thermal interface unit and TMVs. The company will also be displaying its Tectite range of push-fit fittings which, make jointing easier, save time and do not require hot work permits. PEGLER YORKSHIRE Stand N2745

Mapei’s stand promises to be an interactive, colourful and informative display showcasing a full range of their environmentally and technologically advanced products and systems for construction. The stand will emphasise Mapei’s global and local commitment to the environment, based around developing products that are certified by internationally recognised institutes and applying sustainable practices to their own operating procedures. Many of Mapei’s products are produced locally at the UK HQ in Halesowen which is Certiquality accredited to ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Live demonstrations and seminars will take place over the 3 day exhibition, with Mapei representatives and technical advisors on hand to give expert advice. MAPEI Stand N1020

Marshalls at Ecobuild Come and join the Marshalls team at this year’s Ecobuild, where they will be demonstrating the superior performance of Ferrocast® street furniture. Ferrocast® has become an increasingly popular material choice for a wide range of street furniture applications because of its looks, strength, high durability, low maintenance, design flexibility, and value for money. Whilst capable of exactly replicating the appearance of Cast Iron, Ferrocast®, manufactured in the UK, offers so much more, with a wide range of benefits over the older material, which is now rarely available from a UK foundry. In fact, Marshalls challenges you to visit the stand and see if you can tell the difference between the two materials. Ferrocast® is an engineering grade polymer originally developed for use in North Sea Oil applications. These harsh environments were perfect testing grounds to prove that Ferrocast® would be ideal for use as a street furniture material capable of withstanding the rigourous conditions of the urban environment. MARSHALLS Stand S1620

Enquiry No.410.

Enquiry No.411.

conductivity cavity wall ties, such as the Ancon TeploTie, an innovative basaltfibre tie used in many groundbreaking low-energy developments; and new Staifix RT2 275mm, the first high thermal performance Type 2 stainless steel wall tie to enable the use of 150mm wide insulated cavities in multistorey low energy construction. Also featured will be a range of Ancon Thermal Breaks, designed to reduce thermal bridging at balcony connections, brickwork support brackets and other areas where thermal continuity of the building envelope is typically compromised. ANCON Stand N1110

Secure surfaces by Terram at Ecobuild 2013

Enquiry No.413.

Fiberweb Geosynthetics Ltd. will be exhibiting a range of its Terram Grass and Ground Reinforcement Solutions at this year’s Ecobuild. These SUDS source control compliant products include GRASSPROTECTA a heavy-duty polyethylene mesh available in two grades. This product is suitable for permanent grassed overflow car parks, residential parking access routes and many more. BODPAVE 85 is an interlocking cellular porous paving system, which can be filled with grass or gravel. This system is suitable for coach or car parking, fire access routes, helipads and other trafficked areas

Enquiry No.412.

where a porous pavement is required. The ADVANCED TURF is a reinforced rootzone system consisting of small interlocking mesh elements, which have been pre-blended and when installed it is supplied with a selected turf finish which produces a free-draining natural grass surface. FIBERWEB Stand S2055 Enquiry No.414.

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Perfect solution

surface material Varicor, along with the new

As the market leader in bathroom design and innovation, Twyford Bathrooms is delighted to be returning to Ecobuild this year to unveil a series of new collections. As the core focus, the brand new All is a truly all inclusive bathroom range designed to offer the perfect solution to the challenge of today’s increasingly large, mixed-generation homes. To complement this pioneering range, Twyford will also showcase its first solid

Avalon Rimless extended back-to-wall toilet, Opal bath tubs, and the Twyford Tray collection. Adding to the innovation, the Twyford Bathrooms expert team will be on hand throughout the show giving an exclusive preview of the new SpecMaster Online, a newly updated specification tool designed in partnership with NBS (part of RIBA Enterprises). TWYFORD BATHROOMS Stands S320 & N2110 Enquiry No.415.

New Carbon ‘Minimizer’ launches wall insulation at Ecobuild Centre stage on Telling Blaisdons ‘ low carbon zone’ stand at Ecobuild 2013 is the ‘minimiZer’, a strikingly innovative example of external wall insulation and hard to fill cavity! - amplifying the new company’s services for ECO and the Green Deal. Telling Blaisdons Ltd is a specialised delivery partner for the provision of solid wall insulation for the refurbishment and renovation of thermally inefficient properties under the government’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions. The company reunites a very successful management team with extensive national and international contracting experience dating back to the ‘80s when external wall insulation (EWI) was first developed and pioneered in the UK.

The key to Telling Blaisdons’ service is fast track delivery without compromising quality, by pro-active planning and management of multi-discipline subcontractors. Through partnerships with leading solid wall manufacturers and energy providers, Telling Blaisdons creates a link between funding providers and clients seeking to renovate and upgrade their housing stock and in so doing receive a substantial and, in some cases, total contribution to the cost. Working with e·on, Telling Blaisdons has delivered 400 houses under the CESP scheme over the last six months. Employing a wide range of multi-discipline tradesmen, Telling Blaisdons offers a single source of responsibility for cladding packages involving insulated render, brick cladding and other façade finishes. Where required, the company manages and programmes the enabling works, covering soil and

rain water adaptation; electrical and services cabling; gas flue extension; tenant fixtures and fittings removal and replacement; satellite and TV; scaffolding and bridging; protection; and tenant liaison. TELLING BLAISDONS Stand 1750 Enquiry No.416.

Nuaire offers free ventilation design at Ecobuild Nuaire, a world leader in the design and manufacture of energyefficient domestic, commercial and renewable ventilation solutions, will be offering expert advice and free ventilation design at its stand, N3620, at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition (5-7 March 2013). Aimed at self-builders who are in the process of designing their own home, and for developers who are looking to draft ventilation on standard house types, Nuaire is encouraging anyone who is interested to submit their plans ahead of the show so that a completed ventilation design can be explained and collected on the day.

In addition to its free ventilation design planning, Nuaire will also be showcasing its latest and current products for the residential market. Andy Mudie, marketing manager at Nuaire, said: “When building a home, ventilation isn’t always the first thing that people think of, but it is an essential element of any house design. Good ventilation in new build properties will deal with pollutants and condensation, improve air quality and help control allergens such as dust mites. By getting the ventilation right, the house’s occupants can enjoy a fresh and healthy indoor environment and the fabric of the building will be preserved. “We have a diverse range of products to suit all types of construction projects and furthermore

we understand the challenges that developers face to create high performance and sustainable design while reducing energy use. This is why Nuaire offers a wide range of services too. We use the latest technology to ensure our products meet the latest legislation and codes of practise so see it live at Ecobuild.” Developers who are interested in receiving a free ventilation design should submit their DWG AutoCAD plans to . Alternatively, to book a dedicated time slot for expert advice, call 029 2085 8425. Completed plans and appointments will take place at the Nuaire stand N3620.

Web: Enquiry No.229 .

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Alan Macklin is Group Technical Manager at Elta and recognises the particularly opportune timing of Ecobuild this year – “Sustainability and an environmentally aware approach to building is what Ecobuild is all about so it couldn’t have come at a better time so hard on the heels of the new legislation being implemented. We have spent considerable time and effort, and will continue to do so, in producing information which is helpful to the market in understanding the implications of this very specific focus on the energy efficiency of fans. But one of the prime benefits of an exhibition is the opportunity it presents for face to face interaction, a chance for people to pose their questions to us and for us to explain what they now need to know in specifying fans for HVAC applications.”

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Ecobuild proves perfect timing for new fan efficiency focus

Exhibiting on Stand N3430 at Ecobuild 2013, Elta Fans will be focusing on a number of developments, including the new ErP (Energy related Products) Directive, introduced on 1 January 2013 - a piece of legislation that is having a profound effect on the building services sector.

A number of fans will be on show from the Elta Select range, supported by a brand new catalogue which identifies the products from Elta that are compliant with the legislation. By providing a visual reference point for visitors to understand what constitutes compliant and non-compliant products, the stand graphics will illustrate the reasons why fans meet the new energy efficiency requirements and, importantly, why many products are unaffected whilst legislation remains in draft form.Amongst the fans on the stand will be a Viper SCC EC, a Raptor SPA EC and SDA EC, and a Compact SCP, along with a Komfovent Domekt heat recovery unit and the ZOO Fan EC model, highlighting Elta Fans’ development programme of designing and manufacturing units to meet the Fan Motor Efficiency (FMEG) and Specific Fan Power (SFP) values stipulated under the ErP Directive. For further information, visit our Website: Enquiry No.280 .

Facilitating innovative design at Ecobuild 2013 At this year’s Ecobuild, Marley Eternit will be showcasing the sustainability benefits of fibre cement slates and unveiling some innovative additions to the range, as well as demonstrating further proof of the company’s own environmental credentials. Marley Eternit will be exhibiting its range of fibre cement slates, which can not only achieve an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification but also have BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing accreditation and a low carbon footprint of just 12.7 CO2e /m2 (based on 600 x 300 slate at 100mm lap), as

independently certified by Carbon Trust Certification Ltd. Not only will visitors to the stand (N1230) be able to find out about the whole life cycle sustainability properties of fibre cement but they will also be able to witness the versatility of this well established construction material for themselves, by sitting on furniture entirely made from fibre cement. The company is also pleased to announce that its popular Birkdale slate will be available with a new fixing to facilitate lower pitch designs. The slate creates more flexible design opportunities for specifiers, designers and contractors alike, reaching pitches as low as 15°. In addition, visitors to the stand at Ecobuild will be able to see a demonstration of BIM Space, Marley Eternit’s set of free to download

Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects, which for the first time will include fibre cement slates. Sarah Harding, marketing manager from Marley Eternit, explains: “We wanted to launch BIM for our fibre cement slates at Ecobuild because it is starting to play such an important role in helping specifiers create developments faster, more economically and with less environmental impact. This complements the BIM objects already available on our range of facades and Cedral Weatherboard. “Just as BIM places new emphasis on the lifecycle of a construction project, we wanted to take the opportunity at Ecobuild to highlight the sustainability properties throughout the whole life cycle of fibre cement. Not only does it offer strong environmental credentials in the lifecycle of the building but it can

also be fully recycled at the end of its use. Waste fibre cement can be ground down and used to replace limestone and shale in clinker production, the essential ingredients for Portland cement. Using fibre cement in this way not only removes 100% of the fibre cement waste but also increases the sustainability of clinker production. “The advent of BIM also means that environmental labelling of products is becoming even more important and manufacturers need to be able to demonstrate their sustainability credentials across a broader range of areas. We will be using Ecobuild, not only to demonstrate sustainable product innovation but also to further prove our strong environmental credentials as the only roofing manufacturer in the UK to achieve independent carbon footprint certification for a range of products by Carbon Trust Certification Ltd. The last year has also seen us receive BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing accreditation on our full range of roofing products.” Marley Eternit will be exhibiting at Ecobuild stand N1230. Web: Enquiry No.230.

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Bringing house back to its former glory

Make spalled joints & vibration damage a problem of the past

Yeoman Rainguard, the market leaders in rainwater systems were brought in to help bring a derelict property back to its former glory. Yeoman Rainguard 125 x 100 MOG Aluminium XL Gutters and 100 x 75 XL and 75 x 75 XL pipes (which matched the originals) in Black were supplied for the house and also for a lodge and refurbished garage located in the grounds. Anita Mitchell explained: “There were also some decorative ear bands with a flower motif on the original fall pipes, which at one time had been an attractive external feature and we were keen to replicate, which Yeoman Rainguard did successfully and we were pleased with the end result.” YEOMAN RAINGUARD Enquiry No.420.

Watco, the leading UK direct supplier of building maintenance solutions, has launched Concrex® Flex, a new version of its best selling epoxy repair mortar, specifically for concrete areas subject to movement and vibrations. Easy-to-apply, long lasting and virtually indestructible, Watco Concrex ® Flex is unlike any other repair mortars. Formulated to enable movement, it is an extremely strong, flexible epoxy mortar, ideal for repairing damaged expansion joints, ramps or concrete areas around vibrating machinery. WATCO Enquiry No.421.

Maple’s solar shading keeps swimmers safer

Sapphire displays design expertise in new store Sapphire Balustrades’ design and manufacturing expertise is on display in a new fashion store in Edinburgh with a bespoke package of glass and stainless steel balustrades and associated glazed walling. The challenging retail project included over 200 metres of complex balustrades for a feature staircase over four levels with dog-leg half landings and no supporting columns. Sapphire produced CAD drawings, supported by detailed structural calculations for the balustrades, using its own SES Structural Evaluation System. As well as bringing the concept to life, Sapphire’s unique through-the-project support helped ensure the proposed designs met the relevant regulatory and performance requirements of a demanding retail environment. SAPPHIRE BALUSTRADES Enquiry No.422.

High performance solar shading from Maple Sunscreening is improving safety for swimmers at the new £11 million Rochdale Leisure Centre. External aluminium louvres from Maple’s Aurora Panel system were installed to the façade of Rochdale’s pool hall to eliminate glare and ‘mirror-like’ specular reflection on the surface of the water. Sunscreening systems have become part of the safety specification for many public pools in recent years, particularly those with large glazed facades. Improved visibility through the water is a key benefit, ensuring that lifeguarding staff have a clear view at all times and can react quickly to any swimmer needing assistance. MAPLE SUNSCREENING

Enquiry No.423.

APD offers high security access products Access Panels Direct (APD) has recently obtained several orders for their anti– ligature type access panels. These are used in organisations such as prisons, police stations and secure hospitals where a high security access hatch is required that is both tamper proof and anti-ligature proof. APD can manufacture a high security product to a wide variety of sizes and specifications in both non fire rated and fire rated versions. When fire rated panels are fitted, they have the extra advantage of a three way locking system as standard which can be supplied with a Euro profile lock insert for added security. The Euro profile lock insert can be easily removed on site and

replaced with the client’s own lock system. APD metal door range of access panels are the most frequently ordered product as they require no extra finishing once fitted, and can be supplied with a picture frame surround or beaded frame for tape and skimming on site. APD offers a full range of access panels – find out more at or call 0800 612 9352. Order any standard stock item online by 12.30pm today and it will be delivered the next working day anywhere in mainland UK. Enquiry No.231 .

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Everyone will love BAL Micromax2: the smoothest ever grout

Tremco Illbruck sealants in frame for energy saving schemes The Community Energy Saving Programmes may now be drawing to a close as contractors push to complete the upgrade of various fuel poor enclaves across the country, but the construction industry is now poised for a far larger number of properties to be retrofitted as the Government’s Green Deal and ECO initiative are rolled out. As was demonstrated by the Retrofit for the Future programme two years ago, refurbishing old dwellings is a daunting and expensive challenge, but improving airtightness is one of the most effective means of cutting heat loss. And this is why Tremco Illbruck’s joint sealants have proved so successful in recent community energy improvement programmes. TREMCO

Enquiry No.424.

Silence on the water Danish sportswear manufacturer Hummel’s Collections are world famous. The company’s new head office and showroom is also receiving international interest for its imaginative design in the Port of Aarhus. Here the former naval submarine facility which has been converted into an exciting mix of vast showroom and dynamic office environment. This project is also a dramatic showcase for the effectiveness of using Troldtekt acoustic panels on walls and ceilings. Danish manufactured Troldtekt acoustic panels are made from 100% natural wood fibres mixed with cement. Their benefits are high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability. TROLDTEKT Enquiry No.425 .


Sapphire Balustrades brings a touch of glass to new apartments Unique glass and stainless steel balcony balustrades from Sapphire Balustrades add a contemporary styling highlight to Tagore Court, a new development of mixed-tenure apartments in the London borough of Harrow. Bespoke balustrades, manufactured and installed by Sapphire, satisfy the project’s architectural specification and regulatory requirements for residential applications, including DDA compliance. In addition, elegant safety balustrades by Sapphire in communal stairways reinforce the impression of strong architectural detail of the building. By combining elements from its five core ranges with custom detailing, Sapphire is able to offer bespoke balustrade solutions to meet most client budgets and lead times. SAPPHIRE BALUSTRADES Enquiry No.426.

Tilers, contractors and homeowners will all welcome smooth, new BAL Micromax2, the first genuinely universal grout. Its previously unseen combination of properties makes it ideal for virtually any normal wall or floor grouting. BAL Micromax2 is the result of extensive R&D, carried out in collaboration with fixers nationwide. Fixers trialling new BAL Micromax2 unanimously hailed its versatility, removing the need for different grouts within a single project: the same product suits both the floors and the walls. Its superfine formulation gives a finish of unbelievable smoothness and enables use with gaps as narrow as 1 mm. It also has the strength and flexibility for grouting gaps as wide as 20 mm, with no slumping, shrinking and cracking. For fixers, contractors and specifiers, grout selection is now simple. BAL Micromax2 suits any type of tile, including porcelain and natural stone, on any type of background. BAL Enquiry No.427.

The COMPLETE Stair Safety Solution SlipGrip Stair Treads and Riser Plates SlipGrip Stair Tread Covers are the ultimate choice to improve stair safety and comply with building regulations and the DDA. The addition of the SlipGrip Riser Plates give a complete coverage of the staircase by cladding the Riser Plate and bring the visual appearance to an exceptionally high standard. SlipGrip’s hard wearing grit surface offers excellent slip resistance even in extreme conditions. Complete the look and improve safety with SlipGrip Stair Treads and Riser Plates.

“Can be walked on immediately”

ZZZ¿EUHJULGFRP Enquiry No.233.

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No Gamble for The Hippodrome with Howe Green Access Covers There was no gambling with quality when expert fit-out specialists Beck Interiors opted for Howe Green access covers for the refurbishment of one of the West End’s most famous buildings, The Hippodrome.

Crown Trade Provides The Right Paint For The Job At Historic Lancashire Hall The high performance qualities of Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Matt paint are helping to protect an historic venue in its day-to-day operations.

Applied at Wrightington Conference Centre – part of Wrightington Hospital the premium product has been used on the ceiling within the Long Drawing Room, along with Crown Trade Eggshell on the ornate friese, and Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell on the coving. Crown Paints’ Colour Service drew up a sensitive palette of shades using the three paints, in-keeping with the building’s 18th Century heritage, based on gentle golds, blues and creams. Gary Wilkes is the team manager for the estates office at Wrightington Hospital, part of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He said: “The three paints have been exactly what we needed for the Long Drawing Room. “The room is used to host conferences and there are coffee and tea making

facilities inside. Over time, the steam from the urn has risen and damaged the ceiling, causing mould to appear. “The application of Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint will prevent this from happening again in the future.” Pye and Collier Decorators, based in Skelmersdale, have worked on the site for six weeks transforming the building. Nigel Pye, co-owner of the company, said: “We are thoroughly happy with the final outcome. “The delicate detail around the edge of the ceiling meant certain parts had to be spray painted, while the detailed decoration surrounding the chandeliers had to be hand brushed. Web: Enquiry No.235.

HI-MACS® receives ETA certification for external facades

HI-MACS®, the solid surfacing material from LG Hausys has received European Technical Approval (ETA) certification from the European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA). HI-MACS® is the only solid surface material to receive the certification which involves rigorous testing designed to harmonise European standard definitions on technical standards. Among the tests applied and passed by HI-MACS® are Mechanical Tests, Fire Performance, Weather Ability and Ageing Performance leading to the final Certification. The process covers a wide range of applications for external architectural application in construction projects and all public building facades. The ETA certification is valid in all European Union countries. LG HAUSYS WWW.HIMACS.EU

Providing easy and reliable access to services such as HVAC, electrics and data was an inconspicuous but nonetheless vital part of the £40million project to transform this historic landmark into London’s newest international-style gaming centre. A winning combination of Howe Green’s 3500, 5000 and 7500 Series access covers was selected for various size and load bearing requirements and to suit the different types of flooring within the building. These included screeded areas in basement and back of house with raised timber floors front of house and in gaming and entertainment zones. The project also called for more than 40 of Howe Green’s 5000 series access covers to be made to order with bespoke cable outlets to serve the sea of machines on The Hippodrome’s busy gaming floors. Featuring double seals to meet the highest standards of hygiene and security, the access covers are corrosion and maintenance-free and designed to

fit perfectly flush with their surround to avoid distortion and prevent any slips or trips. Les Dedman, Projects Director at Beck Interiors commented, “We chose Howe Green’s access covers because of their quality and reliability and in the confidence that the product supplied was going to achieve all the varying requirements”. The Hippodrome has been through many guises since it opened in 1900 with Charlie Chaplin performing on opening night. It now promises visitors modern day glamour and razzmatazz over 5 floors with bars, restaurant and shows as well as state-of the-art gaming. Howe Green’s quality access solutions will make for easy maintenance of the building, helping it meet the demands of the many thousands of visitors expected to walk through it’s doors each year. HOWE GREEN Enquiry No.236 .

Taking the pressure

Faster Replastering with the Dryzone System The new Dryzone System from Safeguard Europe offers a faster way to replaster after treating rising damp - in just 24 hours. The Dryzone System permits ordinary plasterboard to be fixed directly to damp and salt contaminated walls, by using Dryshield cream and Drygrip adhesive. The Dryzone System is breathable and as effective as a sand:cement render. It also allows the use of cement-based plasters to be avoided when treating rising damp on heritage projects. For more information contact Safeguard Europe or visit A new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on Rising Damp: Causes and Treatment is also available free-of-charge to specifiers and surveyors. SAFEGUARD EUROPE Enquiry No.428 .

Structures that are earth retaining can be damaged by moisture penetration from the outside or by the water under hydrostatic pressure. To combat this, Delta Membrane Systems offers DELTA GEO-DRAIN Quattro. Offering high levels of reliability with thick viscoplastic coatings, DELTA GEODRAIN Quattro features a microperforated slip film which - together with the additional filter cloth - acts as a backup drainage layer behind the dimpled sheet. This ensures any water is safely drained off. The slip film has the added benefit of preventing the transmission of movement to the waterproof coating. Installation is simple and straightforward. Supplied in roll-form, DELTA GEO-DRAIN Quattro is applied to the waterproofed surface without any need for special grade backfill. DELTA MEMBRANE SYSTEMS

Enquiry No.429 .

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First UK installation of Rehau chilled ceiling system in The Crystal The Crystal, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, located in London’s Royal Victoria Dock, is the first building in the UK to use REHAU’s chilled ceiling system. Two 30m² conference rooms in London’s newest landmark, which also houses the world’s largest exhibition on the future of sustainable cities, have been fitted with REHAU’s new high performance chilled ceiling panels to provide efficient and effective localised cooling. The chilled beams used elsewhere in the 6,300m² building could not be used for the conference rooms where suspended ceilings were required so the consultants looked for an alternative solution which offered comparable levels of efficiency. After a CPD presentation from REHAU, they chose the new high performance chilled ceiling solution which comprises standard gypsum plasterboard panels with grooves milled into them to accommodate loops of pre-integrated 10mm RAUTHERM S PE-Xa pipework. The panels are pre-assembled with the pipe in loops 45mm apart and come

complete with an extensive range of fittings to secure the boards to the suspended ceiling hardware. The pipe tails are simply connected into a manifold system to the supply of chilled water using REHAU’s renowned EVERLOC compression sleeve fittings which guarantees no leaks. With a cooling capacity of up to 75.5 W/m², the high performance chilled ceiling panels offer a combination of high output and energy efficiency. At the Crystal, they are linked to the supply of chilled water generated by a reversible ground source heat pump with chiller unit attached and operate in line with the BREAAM Outstanding assessment which the building has achieved. The REHAU chilled ceiling system was installed by M&E contractors Lorne Stewart. Installation was quick and easy thanks to the preassembled ceiling element and the predrilled fixing grid. There are also four board sizes available in the system which means it is simply to configure the system to fit the required ceiling space. Tony Harbour who along with

Graham Richardson was responsible for the design of the project within REHAU, said: “Our chilled ceiling system, which is available in standard, high performance and acoustic versions, has already been specified extensively in mainland Europe but this is the first installation in the UK. “The fact that this is in a building which has been recognised as being a benchmark in sustainable design and construction excellence is particularly pleasing.” The Crystal is claimed to the one of the world’s greenest buildings. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, it serves as a conference centre, global hub for thought leadership in city technology and innovation centre all in one. It is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays (9am - 5pm) with a 2,000m² exhibition space showcasing best practice in urban planning and design. Web:

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Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in assistive baths, installation and support, has launched the new Glide 200 Ceiling Track System to complement its existing range. This new overhead transfer system will assist care providers, enhance the moving and handling experience for bath users with restricted mobility and deliver holistic, aesthetically pleasing solutions for specifiers, designers and architects.

New ceiling track hoist systems complement Gainsborough’s range of assisted baths

New Bathing Brochure shows latest innovation UK accessible bathing manufacturer, Eurocare Showers, has launched its new bathing brochure showcasing the company’s latest low threshold bath. Reflecting the on-going commitment to innovation in design, the Bathing by Eurocare brochure features the UK’s most accessible walk-in baths to date, making bathing a possibility for a wide range of users. A key addition to the brochure is Eurocare’s new Jubilee Ultra, a walk-in bath boasting a threshold of just 45mm. Akin to its existing Adagio Ancora bath, the Jubilee Ultra’s specially designed frame allows it to be installed directly onto the joists, providing the 45mm threshold. Maintaining the integrity of the original design, the bath features a wide inward-opening door and a inbuilt seat, making it even more accessible. EUROCARE SHOWERS Enquiry No.430.

The Glide 200 delivers safety with peace of mind for users and carers alike through a variety of features and is engineered with the same high levels of reliability, quality and safety associated with Gainsborough baths. New for all accessible bathrooms, Gainsborough can now implement

The Glide 200 provides highly adaptable track configurations so that almost any layout can be achieved and components blend into all room settings. The Glide 200 has a safe working load of 200kg (31 stone) and is supplied with manual or powered traverse options. Its unique self-charging system allows the lift motor to be charged ‘on-track’ whilst delivering up to 150 lifts per charge.

For further details - Tel: 0800 542 9194 Email: Enquiry No.240 .

Wall panelling is the perfect bathroom neutral

Printed laminates make washrooms more welcoming

Mirroring the appeal of natural stone but with easier installation and none of the maintenance, Showerwall’s waterproof wall panelling in Almond Shimmer is the perfect bathroom neutral for satisfying a broad range of bathroom styles in domestic, contract and hotel interiors. With stones and neutrals the top sellers across UK bathrooms , Almond Shimmer directly responds to this ongoing trend with an alternative surface material in laminate which combines high performance, easy maintenance and simple installation. Aesthetically, the design includes pearlescent particles and has a matt honed texture which gives it the look and feel of naturally quarried stone. SHOWERWALL

Maxwood has launched a new collection of screen-printed laminate designs for toilet cubicle doors. Primarily aimed at young children, the three new designs feature multi-coloured bubbles, jigsaw pieces and funky fish. These complement Maxwood’s popular crayons design which is available with a blue or red background. For those wanting something more individual, bespoke designs can be produced, subject to additional lead time and setup cost. Maxwood’s digitally printed laminates bring warmth and colour to washrooms in schools and nurseries and make them more welcoming for younger users. Once applied, the laminates are completely waterproof and won’t peel or flake, making them ideal for hightraffic environments used by young children. MAXWOOD

Enquiry No.431.

Luxury for less in quartz composite Bushboard launches pioneering quartz worksurface components delivering high end looks with the benefits of easy installation and cost effective pricing. The specification of quartz worksurfaces is set for a shake-up with Bushboard’s pioneering new M-Stone range. Readymade components with a secret resin and quartz blend mean they can be cut and installed on site without the time and expense of templating, fabrication and delay. Kitchen projects can be upscaled with luxurious looks with estimated savings of up to 40% against traditional quartz brands. BUSHBOARD

a total hoisting and bathing system from site assessment and design right through to installation and on-going servicing.

New brochure AQATA, the UK shower enclosure manufacturer renowned for quality, design, and unrivalled customer service, has issued its latest new brochure the ‘Complete Collection 2013.’ Brimming with the very latest shower enclosures, showers and accessories, this stunning new brochure provides inspiration along with detailed product information and prices to make choosing the perfect shower solution a simple and enjoyable process. The virtual brochure can be browsed on AQATA’s website or downloaded as a pdf, and is available now for immediate ordering and online viewing at AQATA Enquiry No.432

Enquiry No.433 .

Amwell Washrooms Big on design small on cost

Enquiry No.434.

Amwell have washrooms that your students will love and what’s more they won’t cost your school a fortune! Amwell have a wide range of materials available for all their washroom cubicles so whether your children are little angels or put the rough in to rough and tumble there’s a cubicle to suit, all at a cost that fits your budget. And you can also add an exciting digital print* to really make them stand out!

With their dinosaurs, ladybirds and flags of the world designs, Amwell’s cubicles are not only strong and reasonably priced, they can be educational too! AMWELL WASHROOMS Enquiry No.435.

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Amwell Washrooms BIG on design small on cost Amwell have washrooms that your students will love and what’s more they won’t cost your school a fortune! Amwell have a wide range of materials available for all their washroom cubicles so whether your children are little angels or put the rough in to rough and tumble there’s a cubicle to suit, all at a cost that fits your budget. And you can also add an exciting digital print* to really make them stand out! With their dinosaurs, ladybirds and flags of the world designs, Amwell’s cubicles are not only strong and reasonably priced, they can be educational too! For more information visit our website or call 01763276200

Enquiry No.250.

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exodraft Chimney Fan systems offering a guaranteed solution to all your chimney draft problems.

Subtle feature Stylish yet unobtrusive, the Unifocus wood-burning fire is just one example from an extensive collection made by French company Focus, and available in the UK from Diligence International.

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Two options are available - the 13 and the 70 - with the numbers denoting (in mm) the width of the frame surrounding the glass-fronted fire. The 13mm frame offers a façade that measures 736mm wide by 666mm high, while the 70mm variant is 850mm wide by 780mm high. Capable of delivering an impressive 15kW of heat output, the Unifocus can be used in traditional or modern settings - its simple lines allowing it to be a stylish but unobtrusive addition to any interior design scheme. The burning efficiency figure of 83.2% will attract those looking for economic and environmentally friendly operation,

and the fire complies with the strictest European technical and environmental standards. Heat output is controlled manually and by an integrated thermostat, and the precise regulation of the air for combustion ensures easy lighting of the fire and good burn consistency. For ease of access, the door slides vertically or it can open out into the room at an angle of 45degrees for cleaning. The fireplace can operate with the glass door open or closed. The fire will require a suitable secondary flue system. Weighing-in at 310kg, the Unifocus also comes as a double-sided option. Enquiry No.252 .

Enquiry No.251 .

Inta pumps up eco offering Timoleon’s under-deck heating for the barge ‘Actief’ with Solarlogic station

Polypipe to Exhibit at MosBuild Building Interiors Following the company’s success at MosBuild in 2012, Polypipe - the UK’s leading plastic piping systems manufacturer - is to exhibit this year with an even wider range of its high quality plastic piping and underfloor heating systems. Visitors to Russia’s largest building and interiors trade event, which takes place at Moscow’s Expocentre, will have an opportunity to learn more about Polypipe’s wide range of expertly engineered plastic piping and under floor heating systems at Stand R327 from Tuesday 2nd till Friday 5th April 2013. In addition to the high quality Polyplumb and Polyfit water distribution pressure piping solutions and underfloor heating, the Polypipe team will be showcasing an extended range of their Terrain rainwater plastic piping systems, as well as the cast iron effect Elegance rainwater system. POLYPIPE Enquiry No.436.

Inta is simplifying heating installations with a new group of easy-to-fit Solarlogic pump stations from its recently expanded eco offering. The pump groups, which are available in two designs plus a Maxi version, ensure that glycol mixed fluid is circulated regularly and safely through solar thermal heating applications. The Solarlogic single line pump group is designed for return pipe connection and circulates by provision of the installation of a flow line to the heat exchanger and back. The twin line pump group offers a more advanced solution and comes complete with an air scoop, a flow side isolating valve and inbuilt flow and return lines between the solar collector and hot water storage tank. INTA

The Actief is a 98 foot, 78 ton Dutch Klipper Barge built in 1907. Now, after a brief spell of glory as a participant in the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant, she is entering a new phase of life as work nears completion to transform the Actief into a magnificent floating family home. Clearly, with shipboard space at a premium, an ‘under-floor’ system that used no wall space was essential. With other considerations such as the ability to lay in odd corners, lack of mess during installation and the necessity of a system taking up minimal space, it was decided to use the Lowboard System developed and manufactured by

Free off grid ventilation

Enquiry No.437.

Dunster House Ltd’s ‘Solar Fan’ can provide a wide range of buildings with a supplementary source of ventilation

Timoleon. LowBoard uses panels of high density wood that have a depth of only 13mm and can be laid on any reasonably flat surface. The panels have a layer of aluminium foil on the underside to ensure that heat is evenly spread over the whole surface and can be very simply sawn or cut to the required size. TIMOLEON Enquiry No.438.

for free. During reasonable radiation levels the off grid 15 Watt solar PV panel generates energy to power a 12v DC fan that can provide supplementary extraction at a peak air change rate of 60l/s, at a rated speed of 2900RPM at 12V DC. With no energy bills or CO2 emissions; the Solar Fan can help to reduce humid stagnant air, moisture and dust within a building’s interior atmosphere. DUNSTER HOUSE LTD Enquiry No.439.

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The Max can deliver a massive 6,764mÂł of air per metre of air curtain. This enables it to seal doorways up to 8m high when mounted horizontally above an entrance or 16m wide when mounted vertically to the sides. When stacked vertically, the Max is suitable for any height of doorway. Heavy casing made of double chamber aluminium profiles and galvanised steel panels provide a durable exterior. JS AIR CURTAINS



JS Air Curtains is launching a powerful new air curtain for warehouse and factory doorways. The Max is capable of sealing large entrances with an invisible barrier of air that prevents cold air from entering while the doorway is open and in use. This helps maintain a comfortable temperature within a warehouse, thus increasing safety and efficiency, as well as reducing heating costs.


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Tim Morley, Deputy Bursar at Bedford Modern, explained: “We’ve had a very longstanding and successful relationship with Altro – their track record and sector knowledge is most impressive. Every time the School has undergone a refurbishment we have used Altro’s products and continue to be impressed with the flexibility and durability of the flooring installed.

Altro goes back to school to add more than a touch of excellence

Altro WalkwayTM and Altro AquariusTM safety flooring have been installed at Bedford Modern School as part of a programme to convert outdated squash courts into a modern fitness studio. More than 500m2 of flooring was installed to existing timber and newly laid screeded subfloors in the school’s Sports Centre to construct new changing Even after many thousands of footsteps, it rooms, showers and circulation areas. looks as good as new and has maintained This is not the first time that Altro both its appearance and functionality. The products have been used at the school, maintenance costs have also shown that which is an acknowledged centre of it has been well worth the initial outlay." excellence, providing highly successful

Matting solves the wet fish problem

New value PVC bathroom panelling Basix PVC panelling for ceilings and walls is the latest addition to IDS’s product portfolio, launched in response to the rising consumer demand for easy to install and cost effective surfacing for the bathroom. It offers a value-led alternative to tiling and laminate, while delivering great design options and performance. Basix panelling features a PVC coating which is an ideal material for a demanding bathroom environment, being robust, non-porous, mould-free and easy to clean with a simple wipe down. Panels are supplied in a single plank size of 250mm wide x 2700mm lengths in 5mm thickness, with one design in 8mm, making them very easy to handle and install with a virtually seamless appearance on walls and ceilings. IDS Enquiry No.442.

National prize goes to Wiltshire consumer When David Chopping was thanking Gerald McEnhill for tiling his kitchen, he did not realise that the work would be

Vynagrip matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, is solving a slippery problem for the largest fish shop in Piraeus, the port of Athens in Greece. Fresh off the boats each day, large quantities of fish are delivered together with packed ice, while over counter machines continually spray water to keep the fish wet. The result was that the shop’s tiled floor used to become very slippery with increased risk of slip and fall accidents. To solve this problem, Vynagrip matting was laid alongside the counters to create a safe and slip resistant surface. This popular matting is self-draining because its open grid format and its textured surface quickly and efficiently drain large amounts of water. Vynagrip is made from 2 layers of non-porous, flexible PVC that are welded together to create extra strong joints. PLASTIC EXTRUDERS LTD

Enquiry No.443.

paid for by somebody else. As the latest lucky winner of’s monthly free draw, he has received back the cost of the work tiling. He was entered automatically into the draw by posting a rating of Gerald’s work onto the TilerWorld site. David was refurbishing his home for over a decade, in Landford, Salisbury. “It turned out that the floor needed far more preparation work than anyone could have anticipated,” he said, “But Gerry just asked when the builders needed to come in and fit the new units. Then, he worked through a weekend to ensure that they were not delayed.” BAL Enquiry No.444

teaching for young people aged 7 to 18. The hugely popular and hard-wearing Altro Walkway is a 2mm safety flooring and is designed to provide lifelong slip and abrasion resistance, making it ideal for the new fitness studio. With excellent durability, it also has built-in chemical and indentation resistance, and a life expectancy of around 15 years. Offered in bright and subtle colours with additional decorative chipped options also available, Altro Walkway has a palette

of 24 colours to provide complete design flexibility, so it is perfect for those locations that need to look good as well as work hard. For areas that can be wet and dry, such as the changing rooms, Altro Aquarius is ideal. Perfect for barefoot and shoe use, it enables the installation of one product and is suitable for any type of shoe from hard and soft soled to rubber and trainers. About Altro – Enquiry No.255.

Eurodek® Launches Eco Carpet Tile Range

Eurodek® Raised Access Floor Solutions has launched a new range of carpet tiles to complement the existing raised access floors offering. The new carpet tiles are not only suited to Eurodek® flooring systems but also for many types of sub-floors including concrete and timber. The Eurodek® VT480 range is an ecodesigned carpet tile that combines top of the range performance with high standard eco credentials. High performance tiles are produced with 100% recycled Econyl solution dyed polyamide and offer a class 33 heavy commercial rating. The range consists of eight colour options to compliment any office environment. Contact your local SIG Interiors branch or email for more information or a sample card Eurodek® Raised Access Floors manufactures a full range of products that have been tested and certified to

meet stringent PSA and BSEN standards, available either with a bonded floor covering or supplied bare to accept loose lay finishes. Both standard and specialist systems are offered to satisfy all types of projects, from offices and data centres to clean rooms and airports. The range of accessories includes pedestals, adhesives, tools, outlet boxes and a fire, smoke and acoustic barrier for use in the floor void. Visit for details. Enquiry No.256 .

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VDoor Protection & Glazing Bead Protector

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Yeoman Shield Wall & Door Protection - the quick, easy and cost effective solution for damaged walls and doors. Available in a choice of materials, styles and colours.

Yeoman House, Whitehall Industrial Estate, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 5JB T: 0113 279 5854 F: 0113 231 0406 E: W: Enquiry No.257.

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SIG Interiors launches new Palopaque PVC Wall Cladding Palopaque PVC Wall Cladding is now available from branches of SIG Interiors (the new name for CPD Distribution). PVC wall cladding solutions offering quick and easy installation with low on-going maintenance costs. Palopaque Solid PVC: Offering exceptional resistance to impact, chemical substances, stains and spills, which compliment its aesthetic looks and easy maintenance. Range of 11 colours available Easy to fabricate and form High fire rating Create stunning interior designs Product Specification: 2.5mm gloss sheet Available in 2 sheet sizes: 2440mm x 1220mm or 3050mm x 1220mm High fire rating EN13501/1, BS476/7 class 0 Colour matched profiles Range of cladding sealants and adhesives

Manchester tiler named as leading professional Rick Duriez, of Walkden, has won the national ‘Tiler of the Month’ accolade from TilerWorld, the leading free web site for tilers and their customers. He was chosen for his tiling quality and high standards of customer service, shown by reviews posted on TilerWorld alongside customer ratings. Rob W. in Manchester, goes into detail: “Rick tiled my hallway in classic Victorian style using small black and white tiles with an intricate border around the edge. His superb skills, knowledge and extreme patience paid off, leaving me with the most fantastic floor that even the postman has commented on.” BAL

Alternative finishes available: Hygenic finish Matt or embossed surface Bespoke colour match EN 13501 S2 low smoke emission rating (white finish)

Contact your local SIG Interiors branch ( or email for more information. Enquiry No.258 .

Enquiry No.448 .

Transform your old floor with a simple, roll on, permanent covering Choose from a range of finishes that work on their own or in combination.

PU Anti Slip Coating No more slips or falls PU Sealer The permanent floor coating and protector PU Design Roll on a new floor in any RAL colour

For more information please call 01296 437827 Dr. Schutz UK Ltd. Unit 24, Anglo Business Park, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8UP Fax: 01296 334219

PU Anti Colour Protects against stains and chemicals Suitable for most types of hard flooring, vinyl, rubber, lino and resin floors

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Forbo extends range of Nuway entrance flooring solutions Nuway Connect in an open format with bristle inserts

Extending its market leading portfolio of entrance flooring systems, Forbo has introduced a new range of tough and durable Nuway rigid entrance mats, designed to deliver high performance and longevity in heavy traffic areas and the maximum level of flexibility in terms of aesthetics.

Alongside its Nuway Tuftiguard rigid engineered matting ranges, with their double-sided reversible format, Forbo now offers three different single-sided, barrier mat designs - Nuway Grid, Connect and Cable. This range extension means that clients looking to keep interiors clean, dry and safe from slip hazards can now find a Nuway entrance flooring solution to meet every budget and technical specification. ity nal ctio fun Nuway Cable with roll-up Furthermore, the extended colour offer ensures that this essential first line of defence against footborne soil and moisture can be fully integrated into the overall floor scheme, co-ordinating perfectly with secondary ‘wipe-off’ textile entrance flooring and other floor finishes. Nuway Connect is a versatile rigid entrance system supplied in a ‘closed’ or ‘open’ construction in 10mm, 17mm and 22mm heights with carrier strips in a low lustre anodised aluminum finish that helps to prevent ‘strobing’ in bright conditions. The range of inserts, which can be mixed and matched, Nuway Grid can be teamed up with Forbo’s Coral Entrance matting and other floor finishes

includes rubber, bristle and Coral Classic textile strips in six colours. The open version of Nuway Connect can be rolled up, making it easier to clean the matwell. Nuway Grid, in 12mm and 17mm heights, is a tough and economical entrance flooring solution for high traffic entrance areas where aesthetic considerations are paramount. Grid’s low lustre anodised aluminium carrier sections interlock for durability creating a closed system and the infill strips are joined together by rubber double connecting strips on the underside to dampen sound and vibration. An array of infill materials facilitates perfect colour matching with Forbo’s Coral secondary matting, including textile strips in 13 different colourways from the Coral Classic, Brush Activ and Burford ranges, with other inserts available to special order. If a Nuway Grid mat is required for use outside, rubber inlays are also available. Completing the Nuway range of single sided matting options is Cable, a continental style matting system with ‘roll up’ functionality and a choice of inserts including rubber, 3-row bristle or Coral Classic in five colours. For more information on Forbo Flooring Systems please call 0844 822 3928, email or visit Enquiry No.260.

Enquiry No.261.

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Security accreditations give peace of mind

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PC Henderson is committed to going the extra mile, offering the next level of security for folding exterior doors with their innovative Securefold Ultra door hardware system. After undergoing extensive testing, PC Henderson can offer complete peace of mind with a product combining quality and performance on their industry leading Securefold Ultra system having achieved European BS EN 1627, PAS24 and Secured by Design accreditations. The design of Securefold Ultra has taken the extremes of weather into consideration, with corrosion resistance

to maintain performance in the harshest of environments. When coupled with quality door panels the system fits together to create a superior weatherproof seal, protecting the interior of the home. PC HENDERSON Enquiry No.452.

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BLASI curved sliding doors for style and function New technology and Swiss precision are combined in the latest Blasi curved sliding door from Record.

Designed to meet the highest safety standards and equipped with drive units that are whisper-quiet, the Blasi R61 door can be made to any radius with frame components in a range of finishes including brass, chrome, stainless steel or any RAL colour. Each Blasi curved sliding door is a bespoke unit, designed and built to meet customer requirements. Creative opportunities are therefore almost

endless with a wide choice of drive configurations as well as any radius or finish. Drive units can be installed in the ceiling or concealed under the finished floor. The special SU underfloor drive is particularly valuable in buildings with low ceiling heights or where visual transparency and aesthetics are an important requirement. The door is available as a bi-parting sliding door or as a four-leaf telescopic sliding door. Both are extremely reliable and are approved for use in emergency exit routes. Bi-parting doors can be supplied in opening widths from 2.6m to 5.0m and with passage heights from 2.1 m to 4.0 m. The drive unit is gearless and uses a flexible toothed belt which, together with the electronically regulated motor and ball-bearing nylon rollers, gives exceptionally quiet operation. The four-leaf telescopic configuration shares the same passage height as the bi-parting version but offers passage widths from 1.4m to 5.0 m. Both versions incorporate tamper-proof electromagnetic locking mechanisms with manual unlocking devices as well as a key-operated switch offering “off”, “automatic”, “exit” and “open” operational mode settings. RECORD Enquiry No.263 .

Bi-Folds and patios with Quickslide quality and service In what has become one of the most competitive sectors of the replacement window industry – traditional vertical sliding sash windows – Quickslide has remained market leader despite a continuous assault on the niche that it was instrumental in developing. Now Quickslide is applying its manufacturing and logistics expertise to Bi-Folding and In-Line Patio doors in aluminium so installers may now enjoy the same confidence and trouble-free purchasing experience as for Quickslide’s established products. Quickslide offers the renowned Smart Visifold Folding Sliding Door System, acknowledged as one of the best products of its type. The doors may be specified to provide the widest choice of opening/folding options in addition to providing excellent weather and thermal performance.

The full range of Visifold options is available. Quickslide also offers Smart Systems’ Visoglide in-line patio, again a marketleading offer that provides the excellent linear rigidity of aluminium with the superb finishes and appearance and high weather and security performance that homeowners find so attractive with this product. Quickslide chairman Adrian Barraclough says the combination is unbeatable: “Quickslide has a measurable performance in respect of manufacturing and customer service and Smart products are superbly designed and engineered. It is a great combination that ultimately allows installers to offer the best products with the confidence they will be right first time and delivered exactly when they tell their customer they will be there. That gets and keeps sales.” QUICKSLIDE Enquiry No.282 .

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A Liverpool based specialist in the repair of steel and other metal window frames has joined the Steel Window Association, attracted by the trade body’s reputation within the construction industry and the access to business support which membership offers. The Window Repair Company NW Ltd., was established 20 years ago and has built up its business working in the education, commercial and other nondomestic sectors; being active right across the country, and able to undertake the most difficult of technical challenges. Managing Director Dave Larner, comments: “While we are very much specialists in the repair of steel, we are also able to fabricate replacement frames where repair is not feasible. This has led us to produce sections from scratch where they have not been available for the older style frames; and we have also had a lot of work come our way on cast iron frames in recent times. STEEL WINDOW ASSOCIATION Enquiry No.457.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems recently completed a new iconic Community Fire Station in Weymouth, Dorset. The project was completed using Comar 2 window walling with Comar 5Pi windows, Comar 6EFT 4 sided SG and Comar 7 Commercial Doors. Comar 5Pi window system uses trademarked Polyamide Insulated (P.i) that provides exceptional thermal performance in a market where energy efficient designs and meeting the demands of the latest building regulations are paramount. From fifteen basic Comar 5Pi profiles, all window configurations, such as casement, top swing reversible, pivot, tilt and turn and sliding can be manufactured. Comar 6EFT 4sided SG was selected as it offers architects a flexible system, providing a structurally glazed solution, with options for facets, concealed vents and an extensive range of profiles that cater for large structurally glazed panes. COMAR ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS










Enquiry No.458.


Total Glass delivers for Riverside ECHG Total Glass has completed a major window and door refurbishment for Riverside ECHG at a sheltered housing scheme for older people in a conservation area close to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. The Liverpool-based aluminium and PVC-U window and door fabricator carried out a full survey, supply and installation service for its social housing client’s complex at Cathedral Court in Gambier Terrace. End-of-life timber windows were replaced with 179 fully-reversible aluminium windows manufactured in a RAL 8017 satin brown finish using the Sapa Dualframe 75 System. Total Glass also installed the highperformance Sapa Dualframe Window Wall System in several corridors to enhance natural light and thermal efficiency in communal areas. TOTAL GLASS Enquiry No.459.

GEZE UK’s individual approach to door servicing A new tailor made service has been developed by the UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems, providing the most cost effective and efficient maintenance package to date. GEZE UK uses in-depth data analysis to identify the most appropriate service level for each and every automatic door across an estate, ranging from one star to four stars. This detailed planning can help maximise the lifetime of each door as well as reduce the costs associated with it. The tailor-made service can also utilise other technologies including asset management and GEZE UK’s remote monitoring device iContact to gain more specific and accurate data, providing individual cost analysis for each door. GEZE Enquiry No.460.

Synseal develops unique patio lever

Smart Solution for Oxford University’s Saïd Business School The second phase of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School was completed in July 2012 and will be officially opened in February 2013. The building’s striking appearance features a range of aluminium doors and windows from commercial systems specialist Smart Architectural Aluminium. With over 685m² of Smart’s systems used across the building, the project features the company’s Superglide patio doors and Visoline tilt & turn, casement windows, doors and frames, all supplied in a polyester powder coated grey finish to reflect the overall design scheme of the development. Commenting on the design approach, architect Michael Trigg, Associate Director at Dixon Jones Ltd, said: “When specifying the windows and doors, we were looking for a continuation of the first phase of the development, with elegant lines to echo the appearance of the original building. The Smart systems provided an excellent solution.” SMART ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM Enquiry No.461.

Synseal has teamed up with market leading hardware suppliers Yale and Paddock to develop an exciting new patio lever that combines aesthetics, function and security concerns. The new six-hook stainless steel Yale patio lock with one-piece striker is available in Chrome, White and Gold. Patio door security has had a chequered past, much of which has been addressed in recent years. However, Synseal approached Assa Abloy (Yale’s parent company) to develop a product that far exceeded expectations. Assa Abloy also owns Paddock, arguably the market leader in multi-locking systems, and together with Yale, market leader in cylinders, Synseal has developed a product that will allay any concerns the homeowners may have in terms of security, while offering a very attractive option. SYNSEAL

Enquiry No.462.

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The Grass is Guaranteed to be Greener with Sika Liquid Plastics Sika Liquid Plastics, pioneer of cold applied liquid roofing systems, is pleased to announce the launch of its new range of green roof systems – which includes all types of green roof finishing options.

“We’ve been offering green roofs for around five years,” comments Steve Leech, National Sales Manager for the brand, “The difference is that we can now offer a fully branded system with each component covered by our market leading guarantee.” What this new product offer gives specifiers is peace of mind that every element of the green roof system is guaranteed to last as long as the waterproofing – which can be up to 25 years – as long as the appropriate maintenance contract is in operation. Sika Liquid Plastics has identified that many systems on the market are not installed in accordance with best

practice and Green Roof Organisation (GRO) guidelines, resulting in the green element becoming unhealthy or even eventually dying. Specifiers also benefit from all the other key advantages of using a Sika Liquid Plastics system, including a seamless and flexible waterproof membrane, completely cold installation, and the ability to easily accommodate any detail areas on the roof. And by using a Quality Assured Contractor each project will also receive full technical support from the Sika Liquid Plastics team, with guaranteed high quality workmanship.

“As part of this product launch we’ve also worked closely with a number of specialist green roof installers,” continues Steve, “As a result we now have Sika Registered Green Roof contractors who are experts in installing and maintaining the green element of the system.” A new Green Roof Specification Guide has been produced to support the new launch and is available for download from the Sika Liquid Plastics website at Further information can also be found here or by calling 01772 259781. Enquiry No.265 .

Roto reinforce roof window expertise in UK marketplace as 2013 plans are unveiled The on-going success of a recognised policy

Roto UK, the alternative roof window specialists, will celebrate 5 years of UK trading in 2013. During that time, Roto has successfully repositioned themselves as THE alternative, quality roof window manufacturer by introducing unique roof window technology into the UK marketplace. Also in the pipeline for the well-established and respected, German manufacturer for 2013 is Grand Designs and the inaugural Roofex Show, where Roto will be showcasing their ‘Designo R7 Roof Window Range’ – a principle based on top third pivot roof windows. Jason Foster-Jones, Sales Director, Roto said:“Our presence in the UK has never been so strong, despite the challenging economic trading conditions across the construction

industry, we remain focussed to build on our brand and sturdy reputation for the provision of quality, innovative and environmentally friendly roof window products. The UK roof window market continues to benefit from our long product service life and on-going technological advances, selecting a roof window as a specifier, installer or end-user has never been so simple.” With the Designo range, Roto presents the vanguard of a whole generation of roof windows developed on the basis of three main principles: ease of installation, energy savings, and convenience. THE alternative to classic roof windows is here – and they are here to stay. Enquiry No.266 .

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Tel: 01487 841400 Enquiry No.267.

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Great result for breather membrane After recent testing at the National Physics Laboratory (NPL), the A. Proctor Group are pleased to announce our Reflectashield TF product achieves an R value of 0.81 m2K/W. Reflectashield TF 0.81 is a high performance breather membrane specifically designed to enhance the thermal performance of timber & steel frame structures. Reflectashield TF 0.81 complies with the vapour resistance requirements set out by BS 4016, TRADA and the NHBC. The A. Proctor Group can provide a

New warehouse for national haulage company Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a new warehouse at Robert Summers Transport in Leven, Fife. The national haulage company now benefits from a new 240 sq m storage space, thanks to Leven-based installer J B Developments. The building comprises 565 linear metres of Steadmans’ AS35 80mm insulated panels in ocean blue to the roof and walls. The company also supplied over 400 linear metres of purlins, as well as a host of cold rolled products, including flashings and galvanised gutters. A range of Steadmans structural material was also used on the project, including eaves beams, struts, ties and sag bars. Jeremy Beaumont, owner of J B Developments, commented: “We first used Steadmans over 25 years ago and they’ve remained our preferred supplier ever since.” STEADMANS

Enquiry No.472.

Hunter Douglas launches new façade system at leading architecture event A new open structure façade system developed by Hunter Douglas has made its debut at the Architect@Work event in London. The innovative system, which incorporates a suspension system, is

range of solutions which can meet uvalues as low as 0.17W/m2K for wall applications or lower utilising our new product Jablite Dynamic Frame or Reflectatherm foil. THE A. PROCTOR GROUP

Self-builders turn to STYROFOAM for subterranean eco house A retired couple from Northumberland who built a house of their own to be efficient to run, comfortable and carbon neutral have turned to STYROFOAM-A extruded polystyrene insulation to help them achieve their dream. Key to achieving the U-value targets for the floor was below-slab insulation which needed to withstand the load of the building and perform in an external environment. STYROFOAM-A material FLOORMATE 500-A was specified thanks to its high compressive strength and moisture resistance. The Owen’s structural engineer recommended a

thickness of 100mm to achieve the desired U-value at the same time as meeting mechanical strength requirements. DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS

Enquiry No.470.

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James Jones raises the roof on Edinburgh’s latest apartment block

Throwing light on providing something for everyone

James Jones Timber Systems is supplying JJI-Joists, via distributors Pasquill, to a major apartment development in Edinburgh, comprising five blocks of 209 new build apartments. James Jones’ BDM Mark Tilston says: “The building required large, flat roofs, with “firing pieces” which created a slope in the roof, giving the “gull-wing” effect the architectural design required.” He continues: “The spans involved were quite significant, up to 9m in places, and this project, designed with James Jones FloorMaster design software, showcases the span capability and design flexibility of the JJI-Joist”. The project is on schedule, with occupation starting in March 2013. JAMES JONES

Enquiry No.473.

designed to provide a high quality architectural façade solution. The UK launch at the architecture event, held in London at the end of January, follows the successful installation of the system at the striking new CAH University of Applied Science in Dronten, Holland. A total of 2,500m2 of the new system was used at the agricultural college designed by BDG Architects. Although regarded as a traditional material, in recent years wooden façades have been rediscovered as a contemporary architecture solution and this latest product launch from Hunter Douglas adds to its extensive portfolio of systems. HUNTER DOUGLAS Enquiry No.476

Daylight oils the wheels One of the latest industrial applications of Kalwall translucent cladding is the new Translink facility in Belfast. The Adelaide Road Maintenance Depot provides stabling and servicing for the brand new train fleet together with associated offices and storage. Designed by White Ink Architects, the 125m long building is clad with Kalwall which floods the interior with diffused natural daylight. This project is typical of many completed over the years embracing transport depots, train stations, industrial buildings and warehouses. Kalwall is the most highly insulating diffuse light transmitting cladding and skylighting system available. It is designed to transmit "museum-quality" light, flooding an interior with natural diffused daylight without glare or the harsh contrasts of light and shade. Running costs are reduced because of the superior insulation which reduces energy consumption together with less reliance on artificial lighting. STOAKES SYSTEMS LMITED Enquiry No.474 .

Foam Insulation Websters have developed a method of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation that is suitable for both old and new

Charles Church’s Fairhills Point in Irlam, Manchester includes homes for first time buyers through down-sizers to large families and families with disabilities; of the 67 homes on the site, 11 include Glidevale’s Sunscoop tubular rooflights, supplied by FGF in Manchester. The 250mm dia domed Sunscoops help flood the stairwells of the three-storey, four/five bedroomed ‘Turnbury’ properties with natural light, increasing the feeling of space and light in the open plan home. Glidevale’s Sunscoop comprises a clearglazed dome or in-plane rooflight mounted on the pitched roof which reflects daylight down a highly mirrored tube through the roofspace to a ‘diffuser’ mounted in the ceiling below. GLIDEVALE

Enquiry No.475 .

buildings. This continuous polyurethane foam membrane adheres to almost all surfaces and reduces heat loss by up to 80-90%. It is an exceptional alternative to dry lining as it provides a continuous membrane of unrivalled properties. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly popular as it not only reduces heat loss but can also help keep out wind and wind driven snow; prevent tiles slipping, stops condensation and can even obviate the need for a replacement roof. ‘Also: Cavity Foam Injection, including “hard to treat homes” WEBSTERS INSULATION LTD E: Enquiry No.477 .

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Cembrit Stays True at Barnfield West

Making a statement with Marley Eternit Slate Marley Eternit Thrutone slate helps create striking contemporary Edinburgh home. When Scottish architectural practice Studio DuB were commissioned to develop an unremarkable suburban house plot into a striking contemporary home, they selected the aesthetic appeal and proven performance of Marley Eternit’s fibre cement slates to help ensure a design vision became an award-winning reality. Central to the transformation

has been the specification of Marley Eternit’s Thrutone slate, as StudioDuB architect Gordon Duffy explains: “We retained the house footprint, eaves and the ridge height only, and totally reworked the previous design leaving nothing but the silhouette. We cloaked the roof and walls in the Thrutone slate as we were attracted to the product’s uniform nature, unit size and sharp look. MARLEY ETERNIT

An eye-catching façade featuring Cembrit TRUE cladding has been created at Barnfield WestAcademy in Luton. The new-build academy is an impressive development and the elevation featuring TRUE uses the dark Etna colour to make a modern and striking visual statement. Barnfield West is a new build, 8formentry Academy for 1450 pupils aged 11-18. Designed by Architecture PLB the design was born out of extensive consultation with the client (Luton Borough Council) and the wider school community. The design has gone on to achieve the highly-regarded BREEAM 'Very Good' rating. The design features a fully glazed, double height entrance atrium that provides welcoming views into the heart of the school, and showcases the Academy's specialisms. The entrance is framed by the sports hall and the performing arts building, set back from the road to form an entrance courtyard. 500m² of TRUE was supplied by Vivalda

Enquiry No.268.

of Birmingham and the product features on the sports hall elevation facing the main street, the most visible aspect of the school to the wider community. The sports hall also features embossed letters to establish pride and permanence in the community. Cembrit True is a through coloured cladding board which is protected by a specially developed transparent coating which helps minimise maintenance. The transparent coating additionally adds extra depth and the facade retain its light, airy appearance even when wet. True is part of the URBANNATURE range which is available in nine different colours and in a standard format or individually cut to suit a particular project specification. The range is supplemented by a complete range of accessories to ensure simple, easy installation and a sleek, stylish finish that will endure. Enquiry No.269.


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Sustain announces partnership to deliver industry training programme for SCAP

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Resource efficiency company, Sustain, has announced its partnership with biov8tion and Concept+Design to develop and deliver industry training for WRAP (Waste and Resource Action Programme) who coordinate the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). Recent research released by WRAP shows that the annual waste, water and carbon footprint of an average household’s clothing is equivalent to the weight of more than 100 pairs of jeans, the water needed to fill over 1,000 bathtubs and the carbon emissions from driving an average modern car for 6,000 miles. Sustain, one of the UK’s leading sustainability

Enquiry No.270.

companies is working to develop a training programme and online information hub, which will be tailored specifically to different participants within the supply chain, from designers through technical and consumer interfacing, to end-of-life organisations. Dr Stephen Allen, senior associate at Sustain, said: “This collaboration brings together a great combination of skills and more than 40 years combined experience. With Sophie Mather of biov8tion bringing knowledge of textile innovation and Anne Prahl of Concept+Design’s understanding of the clothing and textile design industry, together with Sustain’s experience in life cycle assessments and carbon footprinting, we will be able to create a truly unique resource that will support companies to work towards these targets.” For further information visit Enquiry No.271.

Solar power is blooming marvellous for residents at The Rose Garden Residents at The Rose Garden Extracare village in Hereford are set to make significant energy savings, thanks to an 80-kilowatt solar energy system installed by renewable energy specialist Eco2Solar. The major investment by Festival Housing, owners of The Rose Garden, is expected to save each resident around £80 per year on their energy bills, as well as providing 33.5 tonnes of carbon savings per year. Kidderminster based Eco2Solar was selected as project installer to manage Festival’s biggest solar panel installation to date at The Rose Garden, following a competitive tendering process. The Rose Garden system comprises 245 Sunpower E20/333 panels and is expected to produce more than 67,042 units of ‘green’ energy every year – equivalent to the annual electricity use of 20 average households. All electricity generated will be used on site, helping to reduce service charges for residents living at The Rose Garden. Festival Housing will also benefit from the government-backed Feed in Tariff (FIT) and is expecting to generate a significant sum in tax-free income. “Eco2Solar worked hard and efficiently to ensure The Rose Garden solar PV installation was a complete success, with little disruption for our residents,” commented Simon Williams,

maintenance manager at Festival Housing. He said: “Festival’s residents will benefit hugely from these new solar panels as they will see a significant reduction in their energy bills through their service charge. “We already regularly install solar panels on our domestic properties but this has been Festival’s biggest solar panel project so far. Over the lifetime of the panels, the system will pay for itself accounting for both the Feed-in-Tariff income and the savings created from the electricity generation.” As part of its on-going partnership with Festival Housing, Eco2Solar has recently completed solar PV installations on 180 domestic homes located in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership and help Festival generate its own electricity at The Rose Garden,” commented Paul Hutchens, managing director of Eco2Solar. He added: “It’s fantastic to see residents at The Rose Garden benefit from Festival’s investment in solar PV especially at a time when energy prices are getting significantly higher.” The Rose Garden offers an innovative approach to retirement living aimed at the over 55s. (picture caption left to right: Steve Vizard, head of maintenance at Festival Housing, Simon Williams, maintenance manager at Festival Housing, Paul Hutchens, managing director of Eco2Solar and Pawel Wiktor, project surveyor at Festival Housing).

For more information visit or call 01562 977 977 Enquiry No.272.

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Van users: summer is on its way Steve Clarke, general manager of The Fuelcard People, has reminded users of vans and other light commercial vehicles that freezing weather is never permanent: “Summer is really not that far off.” He was making the point that time passes faster than we realise, to show how easy it can be to overlook some infrequent tasks. “You can’t forget

about insurance, MOT or Road Tax,” he said, “but it’s easy to put off the annual fuel card review.” He said that failing to obey the law can be costly, but forgetting to check the fuel card market each year can be even more expensive. “A fine is a one-off charge,” he said, “and is typically relatively low for a first offence. Carrying on with last year’s fuel card, without checking your options, could mean paying for the neglect every time a nozzle is put into the tank.” He pointed out that fuel cards, and their suppliers, are not all the same. Today’s options are not the same as a year ago. THE FUELCARD PEOPLE Enquiry No.480.

New digital tool makes light work of specifying

MD named ‘Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year’ Kidderminster businessman and renewable energy pioneer Paul Hutchens has been named ‘Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the 2013 Midlands Business Awards. Paul accepted his accolade from Shalini Khemka, chief executive of award sponsors E2Exchange and guest speaker Lord Karan Bilimoria at the prestigious award ceremony on Friday (1st February) at the Hilton Metropole Hotel (Birmingham). The award recognises Paul’s achievements to date since setting up his own successful renewable energy firm, Eco2Solar, in 2007. At the helm of Eco2Solar, Paul has led continued developments, rapid growth and best practice in providing solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and heat pump system installations for a broad range of commercial, social and domestic clients throughout the West Midlands and UK wide. ECO2SOLAR Enquiry No.482.

Spec Builder is a new, web-based tool that allows you to easily create, view and manage all the specifications for any project or application. It is the most technologically advanced specification system available and covers a full range of processes from sales consultations and technical specification creation through to project price quotations and contractor tendering, whether for a new build or a refurbishment project. Spec Builder is instantly accessible through a really intuitive interface and gives the ability to create specifications remotely from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc. It can also allow details of specifications to be seen by anyone involved in the project - from customers through to management, project leaders and contractors. The Spec Builder system has been developed by creative, digital and marketing communications company, Wilson Cooke whose vast knowledge of the specification market comes from over 15 years working with leading companies who create specifications for their performance based products to NBS guidelines. WILSON & COOKE

Enquiry No.483.

Next generation website Yeoman Shield has got 2013 off to a flying start by launching a brand new website – Designed to provide its growing customer base with an easy to navigate, interactive site, the new website is packed full of details on Yeoman Shield’s wide range of products, case studies and technical details. Yeoman Shield, sales director, Stuart Russell said: “Our ‘next generation’ website has been specifically designed to enable visitors to easily access all the relevant information they require and also download literature or request a hard copy of our brochure. YEOMAN SHIELD Enquiry No.486.

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Jamie Redknapp announced as face of Beko’s FA Cup Activity Beko plc has announced Jamie Redknapp as its ambassador to help drive awareness of its exciting new status as an Official Supporter of The FA Cup. Beko, Official Supporter of The FA Cup, is partnering with the ex-professional footballer and Sky Sports TV pundit for the remainder of the season. Matthew Jones, Senior Brand Marketing Manager at Beko plc, comments, “We’re thrilled to have Jamie on board and believe he will engage with our audience of mums whilst positioning us as a brand that understands the needs of families. Jamie is a well-known football personality and a great role model for children, but most importantly a father who can relate to family life and juggling a demanding work-life balance. BEKO PLC Enquiry No.481 .

Ancon Invests in Responsive Web Technology

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Super depot achieves global environmental standard Lanes for Drains’ newest depot – the hub for one of the largest wastewater network service operations in the UK – has achieved a globally-recognised standard for protecting the environment. The ‘super’ depot in Slough, Berkshire, has proved that it complies with the rigorous requirements of ISO 14001 which sets standards for energy use, waste management, recycling and pollution control. It is the second ISO 14001 accreditation achieved by the Lanes Group. The company’s rail division, based in Rainham, Essex, achieved the standard in 2010. John Glover, the Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Manager at Lanes Group, said: “This is a significant achievement, especially given the size of the new operation and the speed with which it has been mobilised.” LANES FOR DRAINS Enquiry No.484.

Ancon has redeveloped its popular website, to make it fully accessible to the growing number of mobile users now accessing the site via Smartphone, iPad, netbook and similar devices. The new site is designed to recognise a particular device and automatically resize and alter the typography, and shift to different page layouts, to make it easy to read and navigate at the particular screen size and definition involved. Ancon’s web users are guaranteed the same high quality experience and content availability every time they visit, whether at work on a desktop, at home on an iPad or on-site via their mobile phone. The site gives users 24/7 access to Ancon’s market leading range of high integrity steel fixings, which are used for masonry and concrete buildings throughout the education, healthcare, residential and commercial sectors, as well as for major infrastructure projects. ANCON

Enquiry No.485.

Out with ‘FX’ and in with ‘Industrial MR’ for Norbord MDF Norbord has streamlined its MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) range and simplified the product names to make it easier for customers to choose the right grade for the job. Caberwood FX and several other grades of moisture-resistant, deep rout MDF have been replaced with just one product: Caberwood Industrial MR. “This grade of MDF offers more consistency through the board so that there is no loss of strength or surface finish when the board is machined deep into the core” explains Norbord Industrial Sales manager, David Webb. NORBORD Enquiry No.487.

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High top flex and flexiwall two new products Colt Cowls is a name that is widely recognised throughout the industry, and since the first Colt Cowl was invented in 1931, the focus has always been on quality and value for money. Little has changed today. Colt Cowls continues to provide high quality products for all applications and the company has just launched two new products – the High Top Flex and Flexiwall chimney liner. The High Top Flex cowl is a new product which fixes directly on to chimney liner doing away with the need to remove the chimney pot. Available in the popular High Top version this top

Freefoam, first for innovation

quality product is made entirely from stainless steel and is powder coated in a terracotta finish. Its robust base enables it to be centred easily on a chimney pot making it hugely attractive to installers. COLT COWLS Enquiry No.488.

Freefoam Building Products publish list of ‘firsts’ to highlight its market leading ground-breaking product and commercial innovations. 1st to offer an extended guarantee • 1st to offer 50 year lifetime guarantee • 1st to develop co-extruded gutter • 1st to provide protective tape on downpipes • 1st to offer a range of colour • 1st to be Lead Free • 1st to increase UV Protection Aidan Harte Managing Director commented “The publication of this list is a significant landmark for Freefoam. Making, and guaranteeing, long life, innovative products is a life-long company commitment that involves our technical and manufacturing resources and the cumulative experience of products in use over many years. FREEFOAM Enquiry No.489.

Professional tile adhesives: 50 years of BAL leadership

New Sales Manager for VIVIX® façade panels

Light Projects has launched the T5 Cove-Link, the latest energy efficient lighting system in its ‘Green Line Products’ Collection of lighting fittings which have been carefully designed for their high energy efficiency coupled with long life, low maintenance and low lifecycle costings. Designed for interior linear lighting applications, The Cove-Link is a safety Class II IP20 modular lighting system which features an innovative patent plug-in system allowing for long continuous runs of lighting for ceilings, cornices, floating ceilings and concealed shelving applications. Cove-Link is available in various lengths from 578mm through to 1,478mm and in different wattages from 18w through to 54w. LIGHT PROJECTS

Building Adhesives Limited celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, marking an unbroken half-century of leadership in professional tile adhesives and grouts. Building Adhesives Limited was formed in 1963 when the tile manufacturers within the British Ceramic Tile Council – increasingly concerned over adhesive technology developments – decided to form a company to develop a range of high-quality ‘new technology’ adhesives, backed by comprehensive technical advice. Prior to this, four-fifths of fixers were still using a sand-and-cement mix that would have been familiar to their Victorian predecessors. Some proprietary adhesives had been around since the 1950s, but minimal technical support had hindered fixer confidence at a time when a new tile body and manufacturing methods were also developing. BAL’s innovation extended beyond introducing a high-quality range of adhesives and grouts: it backed the product with comprehensive technical advice. BAL

Formica Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Roy Hornibrook to the role of VIVIX® Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. A recent introduction to the market, VIVIX architectural panels are rapidly becoming established as a popular solution for lightweight rainscreen cladding. Jason Tidyman, Regional Director UK and Central Europe, Formica Group said: "We are delighted to have Roy join the team and work with us to develop the sales of VIVIX panels and the VIVIX brand itself in the market. He has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of building façades and having worked on projects of all sizes, he understands the nuances and customers' needs from a small, oneoff installation to extensive new build or refurbishment projects." FORMICA GROUP

Enquiry No.490.

Enquiry No.491.

New energy efficient Fluourescents

VEKA conservatory stands up to Hurricane Sandy When Hurricane Sandy almost completely destroyed a New Jersey homeowners' conservatory, it was Network VEKA and New York-based Hampton Conservatories, LLC to the rescue! Homeowner Susan Jannucci used a local company which is now out of business, to create her conservatory in 2004, that was built using VEKA plc profile. As she explains, when Hurricane Sandy hit, they were in despair when a 100 foot oak tree landed on the roof: “The conservatory roof was severely damaged, but unbelievably, the walls and windows held up – something that the disaster site surveyor couldn't believe. Determined to have her conservatory roof re-built with exactly the same quality, Susan sourced the conservatory wall components back to the Burnleybased manufacturer, and emailed Network VEKA with a plea for help in locating someone in the New Jersey area that could help them. VEKA

Enquiry No.492 .

Memco supporting people with disabilities through Kanchi100 Lift safety company supplies free induction loop via scheme to make businesses more inclusive Memco (, the leading provider of lift safety and communication systems, is supporting an initiative designed to make Irish businesses more inclusive of people with disabilities. In partnership with Sharkey Lifting (, Memco has supplied a free induction loop to Dublin City Library & Archive, the first participant of the Kanchi100 ( scheme to approach the two companies. Kanchi100 requires businesses to commit to making one change that will have a positive impact on people with disabilities, whether they are customers or employees. Enquiry No.494 MEMCO

Everbuild ‘come back’ at Totally DIY 2013 Everbuild returned to Totally DIY in 2013 - which took place at the Richo Arena Coventry on 10th-12th February - after a break in 2012 and what a

Enquiry No.493 .

comeback it was with two Best New Product Awards and high levels of visitor numbers to their stand! Everbuild were presented with two awards at the show: The Totally DIY Show Gold Award for Best New DIY Product for Rendagrip and the BHF Best New Product Awards for the Evercryl Roof Repair product range. These awards provided great exposure right from day 1 and, combined with exciting product launches, ensured that the Everbuild stand was inundated with visitors throughout the duration of the show. EVERBUILD Enquiry No.495 .

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