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REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD 14 BOLD AS BRASS Road and rail tunnels are not often associated with inspirational design but this tunnel portal building in Austria, defined by perforated Nordic Brass copper alloy from Aurubis, takes a particularly bold approach.

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Astraseal Commercial completed the latest Waterfront phase of Berkeley Homes’ landmark Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich using windows and doors fabricated in the innovative REHAU GENEO 6 chamber fibre composite system.


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‘Aluprof in Academia’ The New George Green Library at the Nottingham University Campus has recently been extended and refurbished with a new curtain wall facade supplied by Aluprof UK.

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George Green was a 19th century, British mathematical physicist who is known for writing ‘An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism’, now known as ‘Green's theorem’. Brought up in Sneinton, now part of Nottingham, Green's life story is remarkable in that he was almost entirely selftaught, he received only about one year of formal schooling as a child, between the ages of 8 and 9.

Designed by Hopkins Architects the existing library with low ceiling heights has been extended to form a new Social Hub for students. Aluprof’s MB-SR50N EFEKT curtain wall system was specified for the project which ensured that there was no horizontal capping visible and that the vertical capping’s were emphasized. These deep capping’s were cut between floors at 45º to offer an aesthetically pleasing facade around the complete building. The new extension forming the Social Hub is extensively curved on plan and the versatility of the Aluprof MBSR50N EFEKT easily forms the new three-story facade.

The £20.5 million refurbished library offers space for 8,000 linear metres of books and periodicals, has taken almost 3 years to complete and was officially opened by Prince Andrew on the 17th March 2017.

Aluprof’s technical team worked closely with BDA Facade consultants to deliver a thermally efficient solution for a complex detail requirement. The new library now offers an impressive BREEAM Excellent rating.

Further information is available on the company website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof UK offices on 0161 941 4005.

Aluprof’s extensive range of systems which include unitised curtain walling, sliding folding doors and a wide range of window systems are increasingly being specified on a variety of residential and commercial projects across the UK. All systems are designed and installed by selected, specially trained companies to ensure each product meets the Aluprof exacting standards.

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London Victoria Station Porte Cochere We recently reglazed the porte cochere at Victoria Station using our aluminiumframed Multi-Link-Panel fitted with our Georgian wired polycarbonate glazing. This virtually unbreakable glazing mimics the traditional Georgian wired glass that would have been fitted to the three roofing areas when it was first built, but it has all the many benefits of polycarbonate, as well as Heritage approval for use at this prestigious and busy London station. Director Vicky Evans worked with Graham Richards, a Network Rail Senior Asset Manager on the South East Route, on the specification for this project that involved reglazing over 1,000 square metres on the three adjacent lantern lights that make up the port cochere. Bespoke Multi-LinkPanels are manufactured in our quality controlled factory environment and have a fix and link installation feature that enables quick fixing when they arrive on site. They consist of powder coated aluminium frames fitted with 6mm polycarbonate glazing. Both of these product are light in weight, a feature that helps to maintain the fabric of older buildings. Multi-Link-Panels are classified as Non-Fragile to the recommended ACR:M[001]2014 drop test. The panels for Victoria station were manufactured at 600mm centres using our 50mm wide bars in order to further replicate the original fixing system. The first station at Victoria was built in 1861. This was demolished in 1898 and replaced with the enlarged red-brick Renaissance style building you see today. This was designed by Engineer Sir Charles Langbridge Morgan and the whole site at that time covered 16 acres with 2.25 miles of platforms. The porte cochere enabled deliveries to the station, usually by horse and cart, to be made under cover. Today it serves the same purpose, enabling taxis to drop off their passengers whilst protecting them from the weather. Working with BAM Nuttall, the main contractors, this was the first rail project that we at Twinfix had installed ourselves after gaining our RISQS status. Tom Bray, our Project Office Manager, visited the site

regularly throughout the project to ensure the smooth running of the refurbishment, which, as is to be expected on a building of this age, threw up some unexpected challenges that had to be solved on site. One of these was the necessity to carry out redemial works on some of the original timber supports in order to accommodate our Multi-Link-Panels. It was Tom’s responsibility to ensure that all our deliveries were made between 10.00pm and 5.00am, using a narrow lorry due to the severely restricted site access. Luckily installation of the glazed panels could take place overhead throughout the day as the area was fully scaffolded and included a working platform. The three lantern lights are rectangular in shape and each of the four sides has two tiers of glazing. The flat top of each lantern light is solid, finished with a lead flashing. In order to accommodate the final stages of this lead flashing we left out one top panel on each light. Once the flashing had been completed we were able to install our latest design of break panel that is fitted from below the glazing. This also created an access panel, a great safety feature that will enable safe maintenance access in the future. Part of the Network Rail specification for the glazing was that it had to be watertight, so we included flashing where the two tiers of glazed panels meet. Once three sides of each rectangle had been glazed we carried out water testing of the system. It passed the test. The fourth side of each rectangle had to be completed in double-quick time as we could only do it once the scaffolding was removed – the scaffolding legs went straight through the area we had to glaze. It had taken the scaffolders six months to erect their scaffolding but only two weeks

to dismantle it. It was a race for our team to keep up with them, but we did and we completed the job on time! The final word on this project goes to Graham Richards: “Both myself and Terry Denyer (Sponsors/Clients) are extremely pleased with the completed works which have been delivered to a very high standard. During the development phases we were very conscious of the need for

quality products and materials befitting this station, we also considered carefully about the design life of products and materials along with future maintenance. The Twinfix glazing system ticked all the boxes and is the reason why it was chosen for this scheme.”. TWINFIX LIMITED E: W: Enquiry No.203

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Foam Insulation Websters have developed a method of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation that is suitable for both old and new buildings. This continuous polyurethane foam membrane adheres to almost all surfaces and reduces heat

loss by up to 80-90%. It is an exceptional alternative to dry lining as it provides a continuous membrane of unrivalled properties. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly popular as it not only reduces heat loss but can also help keep out wind and wind driven snow; prevent tiles slipping, stops condensation and can even obviate the need for a replacement roof. Also: Cavity Foam Injection, including “hard to treat homes” WEBSTERS INSULATION LTD E:



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CEMBRIT BBA Certified slates take care of roofing at a new retirement village in Oxfordshire Westerland and Moorland, BBA certified fibre cement slates from Cembrit, have helped achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for a newly built £30 million retirement village in Oxfordshire. Built on a four hectare site, Coral Springs is a newly built retirement village in Witney, Oxfordshire. Comprising of one and two-bedroom homes, special suites, and a 60-bed care home, the village specialises in nursing and dementia care. Built by BAM Construct UK and due for completion in December 2016, the project is built in an attractive, traditional style which is complemented by Cembrit’s Westerland and Moorland slates. Named after a natural spring at the centre of the site, Coral Springs includes a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, a restaurant all set within landscaped

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grounds. Based in Hertfordshire, BAM Construct UK worked with roofing specialist Attleys Roofing Ltd on the project. Approximately 64,000 each of Westerland and Moorland slates were installed by Attleys with both Westerland and Moorland slates being chosen for their distinctive and contrasting textures as well as their BBA certified A/A+ rating. “The roof was an interesting challenge,” commented Alex Attley, of Attleys Roofing. “It included a variety of roof elevations, unique gables, and in-space dormers complete with a 50° steep angled pitch. We chose Westerland and Moorland for their ease of installation as well as the authentic dressed edges which give a beautiful, traditional appearance that fits perfectly with the aesthetic of the site. The A/A+ rating also contributed to the environmentally-friendly construction goals that were a key target for the project.”

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top insulation board over the whole roof area. The build-up included a substantial amount of insulation to fill the void in between the concrete beams. Insulation was also installed to the upstands of the beams and walls, and a cut to falls scheme was laid over the whole roof area to reroute the drainage into the existing side concrete gutters.

Iconic London Church sings the praises of Kemper System

A popular East London church has regained its postwar glory thanks to the solvent-free and odourless liquid waterproofing solution from Kemper System. The manufacturer’s Stratex Warm Roof system and Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid waterproofing solution was specified to refurbish the Calvary Charismatic Baptist Church in Poplar.

PUR by architects, A&RME, to provide a liquid waterproofing solution capable of addressing the complex design of the building with its concrete gutters and columns, as well as a number of round rooflights - meaning Kemper System’s seamless waterproofing solution was ideal for the level of detailing required.

The church, which was experiencing severe water ingress due to the failure of the existing asphalt waterproofing and glass skylights, was built in 1951 as a ‘Live Architectural Exhibition’, part of the Festival of Britain. The building is a heritage site with an unusual design to the structure of the roof. For many years, financial challenges meant the church had to carry out temporary repairs, which included a timber structure built over the entire roof area, and a felted covering on top of the original roof surface. The initial single-ply specification was changed to Kemperol 2K-

The Stratex Warm Roof system, comprising Kempertherm insulation and Kemperol 2K-PUR cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane, was quick and easy to apply, minimising possession times on site and allowing the community to enjoy the church at its best once more. Roofing contractor, Capital Roofing Co Ltd of Blackheath in Greenwich, installed the roof system which involved removal of the timber structure and felt layers to reveal the 40 original circular skylights. The contractor then applied a primer and vapour control layer, followed by a hard-

The Kemperol 2K-PUR liquid waterproofing system was then installed on the flat roof area, providing a seamless membrane around the skylights and around the concrete upstands. A bespoke, aluminium trim was then fixed to cover the insulation and the Kemperol 2K-PUR system at all the abutments. Commenting on the project, Chris Shulver at Capital Roofing Co Ltd, said: “This was a challenging refurbishment not only because the church is a heritage site, but also due to the amount of detailing required with its 40 circular skylights. A long-term waterproofing solution was needed following many failed refurbishment attempts in the past, using alternative waterproofing systems. We have installed Kemperol many times before and its versatility made it the ideal choice. “A temporary roof had to be erected prior to installation of the system to help keep the building as watertight as possible. Thanks to Kemperol’s quick and easy application, we could tackle the high level of detailing required on site with ease.” Enquiry No.222

Kalwall® sheds light on education Kalwall® translucent cladding has been extensively used for the impressive refurbishment of the main teaching block at Featherstone High School in Southall, Middlesex. The original 1958 concrete framed building was failing due to decay and ingress of water and needed structural stabilisation. DSP Architecture were appointed to repair and encapsulate the frame, resulting in a stunning transformation into a very modern teaching block befitting its ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating and complementing the other new school buildings. The renovation required removal of the old concrete spandrel panels, repairs

to the concrete structure and then overcladding with Kalwall panels supported on a new steel frame which was added to extend the floor space . The build was completed in two phases over the course of a year while the school continued to operate. The ability to keep the school functioning while the work was completed meant minimum disruption to staff and students. This meant there was minimal use of temporary classrooms during the works, thereby saving time and money. The two fully replaced elevations are a perfect example of how Kalwall can be used for the refurbishment of old and failing cladding and for aged buildings. The new façades allow floor to ceiling diffused and healthy daylight to flood the interior while providing privacy for students and removing any distractions. An

integrated row of clerestory windows provides ventilation and limited views to the outside. Studies show there is a high correlation between daylighting and increased human comfort. Kalwall eliminates all shadows and glare and the stark contrasts of light and shade which not only reduces eye fatigue but also enhances concentration. The system also enhances simplicity by doing away with the need for blinds, curtains or solar control. Even on cloudy days, the interior is flooded with natural daylight, which means less artificial lighting and, because Kalwall is highly insulating, energy costs are reduced. The standard Kalwall 70mm thick panel offers insulation up to 0.28W/m2K - equivalent to a cavity filled solid wall.

Case studies and technical information are available from Structura UK Ltd on tel: 01233 501 504 or by visiting Geraldine Walder project architect at DSP comments, “The client specifically requested Kalwall for this project after seeing how well it worked on our previous project for the adjoining 6th form building. The advantage of it being fabricated off-site meant disruption and time on-site were minimised while the combination of high insulation, natural daylight and ventilation means reduced energy costs”. Enquiry No.413

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Reynaers raises the profile of city student accommodation at Garden Halls Elegant stepped facades on this London-based residential block show how off-site construction methods and aluminium glazing profiles from Reynaers allow for sophisticated design.

The new Garden Halls redevelopment in the heart of Bloomsbury challenges the poor reputation of student accommodation, offering 1,200 rooms to those studying at the University of London. The intricate facade on Garden Halls was inspired by the existing large-scale Victorian and Edwardian buildings that populate Bloomsbury, such as the Russell Square

Hotel and Victoria House. The windows employ a very thin profile section, achieved with Reynaers CS 38-SL systems, and have a decorated, perforated alminium screen to the side. This uses an insulated panel that can be opened from the inside for ventilation. The lower level screens are bronzecoloured anodised aluminium, while the upper screens are powder coated. Rebecca Cope, Marketing Manager at Reynaers, said: “The Concept System 38 ‘Slim Line’ window, now relaunched as the improved SL 38 with even greater performance and flexibility, has a unique elegant design which has the look and feel of steel. This respects the style of the more traditional steel-framed windows whilst offering a thermally improved solution and the option of more design variants. The decorative aluminium screens sitting alongside the Reynaers window frames give another level of detail and more control to those students living in the rooms – opening their windows inward, outward or opening the screen for ventilation.”

SWISH Roofline Systems for Par Homes Development

Award winning developer, PAR Homes has chosen cellular PVC Roofline systems from Swish Building Products for its site at Bronllys, central Wales.

and the Swish profiled barge boards help visually connect the new development with the heart of the existing community.

The “Court Meadow” development of 45, two and three-bedroom luxury homes nestles in the beautiful countryside on the northern boundary of the Brecon Beacons.

Swish is also a UK leader in low environmental-impact production for its PVC systems and are holders of ISO 14001, Environmental Management Certification in recognition of its achievements – an increasingly important factor influencing the selection of products for modern housebuilding.

PAR specified Swish Roofline products – Cellular PVC fascia, soffit, barge boards and decorative finials because of their high quality and durability and Swish’s ability to supply specially profiled bargeboards that reflect the local architectural vernacular. In Court Meadow, PAR Homes has created a “village” within Bronllys town

For further information on Swish Roofline systems contact: Swish Building Products 01827 317 200 Enquiry No.209



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SARACEN ‘Consorts’ with the best at new look office complex Saracen Interiors has completed a £250,000 fit out project for Consort Medical at the leading global contract development and manufacturing organisation’s new offices at Breakspear Park. One of Hemel Hempstead’s most popular commercial addresses, Breakspear Park has been purpose built to attract growing companies, with excellent transport links and amenities. Consort Medical was previously based in a smaller space at the prestigious site, however, the company has now taken over 10, 000 sq ft on the first floor and, with the support of Saracen, has been keen to make its mark on the new office, while maximising the potential of the extra space. Fit out work was completed at the end of last month and included the installation of partitioning to create private offices and meeting rooms; the design and fit out of a new breakout area; the installation of power and data to suit the new layout; the sourcing and fit of furniture and all manifestation and branding works. The move was orchestrated by the workplace

consultant’s office move division, Saracen Move Management. Director of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page comments: “We are moving towards providing a full service option for a lot of our clients, with many purchasing facilities management and move management services from us as well as design and fit out services. “For Consort Medical, we most definitely took a holistic approach and fully assessed the needs of the client before contemplating the most effective solutions. The need for an open plan space, allowing room for further expansion, was identified along with a basic need for private office spaces to accommodate multiple existing departments. As our work involves a good degree of client liaison, building relationships and an understanding of how that company works, it makes sense for us to also oversee the move itself.” Saracen has a proven track record in improving workplace efficiency and corporate standing with its tailor-made, cost-effective solutions. Over the past

decade, its status has changed from a South East fit out concern to a national full service enterprise, with new offices in Manchester and significant contracts underway in most parts of the UK. The company’s staff has grown along with its turnover and Saracen continues to invest in local apprentices, training initiatives and industry-specific innovations. Recent clients include Coca-Cola Enterprises, CH2M, Yum Restaurants, Samsung, Sirius Minerals, Royal Jordanian, Tata Communications, WYG, TE Connectivity, Loma Systems, Newsquest, Nihon Shokken, Solera, Gray’s Inn Chambers, Libra Group, Creature of London, Aspect Property Group, First Property Group, Audatex, Athena Partners, Motofix, Flight Safety, Countrywide PLC, Knight Frank, Mitie Engineering, Pizza Hut, Redrow Homes, Thames Water, Toshiba, TAG Aviation, Viatel, BAE Systems, Sue Ryder Care, North Surrey Primary Care Trust, Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital NHS Trust. Enquiry No.211

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State-of-the art teaching buildings at the University of Northampton’s new £330m Waterside Campus development have been designed utilising REHAU’s innovative TABS system, providing energy efficiency and low cost heating and cooling. Construction work started in 2016 on the aspirational Waterside Campus, which will transform a 58-acre brownfield site along the River Nene into a hub for teaching and student accommodation, as well as leisure and retail facilities for the University and wider community. The whole project is set to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating upon completion in 2018, so every aspect of the design plans has been carefully considered to ensure it adheres to the principles of sustainable design. REHAU and its approved contractor partner AMROC were involved early on in the design process for Waterside’s Campus, recommending the Thermally Activated Building Structure (TABS) system. TABS is a versatile cooling and heating system which uses the large thermal mass of concrete in a building’s structure to adjust the environment inside the building throughout the day. It does this by running heated or chilled water through a network of pipes embedded within the concrete slabs, and can be used in virtually any concrete structure. Although widely used in Europe and South Africa, TABS is less known in the UK but this is changing thanks to high profile installations for the Tate Modern and the University of Leicester. Paul Stroud, from AMROC, said: “With the University keen to create a low carbon campus and incorporate cutting

edge technology, TABS was the ideal choice for the teaching block in the Waterside development. The installation and running costs for TABS are comparatively low and it offers a more comfortable, even heating and cooling of the teaching spaces with no draughts, like traditional air conditioning. This all adds up to a more pleasant learning environment, particularly in busy lecture halls.” The TABS system for the University of Northampton was installed using approximately 40,000m of 20mm RAUTHERM polymer piping. The PE-Xa pipework was installed inside steel grids in the floors of the building and tested by the AMROC engineers, before being covered with concrete to embed the pipes in situ. The floors of the five-storey teaching building were so big that the pipework needed to be laid in 8 or more zones, with concrete poured four times per floor to cover the required surface area. The pipework was connected using REHAU’s EVERLOC™ compression sleeve joints. These joints rely on the memory effect of the pipe to help seal it directly to the compression sleeve, giving a permanent seal without Orings. When embedded in concrete, it’s imperative that the joints don’t leak; to date over 850 million REHAU EVERLOC™ joints have been installed and no leaks have been reported. Web:

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With the retail sector such a demanding environment in terms of design, finish and timing, shopfitters need products that will perform precisely and consistently which is where the legendary CaberWood MDF range plays best. Trusted by a great deal of shopfitting professionals, CaberWood MDF is a truly versatile board that's in a league of its own when it comes to great finishing, fantastic holding and impressive routing. Renowned for its consistent density and enhanced smooth surface, it's ideal for a multitude of shopfitting applications such as displays, counters, boxing in and wall partitions. Engineered from millions of high quality fibres, the consistently high density and internal bond strength not only mean there's no splintering or chipping. NORBORD

Selectaglaze helps The Building Centre go ever greener… First established in 1931, The Building Centre is an independent forum representing all sectors and professional disciplines within the construction industry. Selectaglaze was specified to upgrade the windows of the Construction Industry Council (CIC). Their offices overlook the busy Store Street thoroughfare and a marked improvement in the thermal efficiency and outside noise reduction was needed. The Building Centre turned to Selectaglaze for a secondary glazing solution to provide a more amenable working environment.

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“With environmental considerations, we are striving to reduce the overall size of our environmental impact. We want to lead by example, so putting in secondary glazing in the office areas provides for a quieter and more comfortable work space and we make our building more thermally efficient. We have worked with Selectaglaze over a number of years now and have seen the benefits and solutions their products offer us.” says John Bonning, Commercial Director. Selectaglaze installed a total of 18 units in the office, treating openings up to 2600cm x 5900cm. Staff at The Building Centre were not distracted by the works, as units were installed out of hours. SELECTAGLAZE Enquiry No.215

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Road and rail tunnels are not often associated with inspirational design but this tunnel portal building in Austria, defined by perforated Nordic Brass copper alloy from Aurubis, takes a particularly bold approach.


The 5.5km long Bosruck Tunnel passes through the Ennstal Alps, connecting Upper Austria with Styria. The original, twoway traffic tunnel has been renovated and a second, new tunnel built alongside. Now part of the A9 Pyhrn motorway, it is used by around 18,000 vehicles each day. This impressive engineering feat is announced by new portal structures at both ends of the tunnel.

The highly architectonic approach taken is unusual for projects of this kind, suggesting a new building typology celebrating transport infrastructure. A series of screens – made up of perforated Nordic Brass cassettes, profiled and arranged to reflect the verticality of the surroundings – partially conceal buildings and equipment essential to the tunnel’s operation and safety. The rhythms of the screens highlight the experience of travellers as they approach and drive straight through the building, via the dramatic ‘flying

roof’ entrance and exit galleries, acting as transition spaces between inside and out. Nordic Brass was chosen for its long-life and durability, including resistance to road salt, following trials simulating the exposure of the material over 30 years. Along with three other Aurubis copper or copper alloy clad projects, Bosruck Tunnel has been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards: All four shortlisted projects will also be featured on the Aurubis stand at the ‘100% Design’ event in London Olympia, 20-23 September. Nordic Brass – also available with a pre-weathered finish – is produced by Aurubis, part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler. Other copper alloys include Nordic Bronze and the innovative Nordic Royal, an alloy of copper with aluminium and zinc, giving it a rich golden through-colour and making it very stable. The Aurubis architectural range also includes Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’ and Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper, offering lighter or darker shades of brown determined by the thickness of the oxide layer. Various Nordic Green, Nordic Blue and Nordic Turquoise factory-applied patinas have also been developed with properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world.

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JAMES LATHAM PROVIDES PLYWOOD FOR WORLD-FIRST EXHIBITION AT THE V&A James Latham has supplied plywood for the interior of an exhibition about the eclectic history of the sheet material which is currently taking place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London – known as the world’s leading museum of art and design.

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Plywood: Material of the Modern World which runs between 15 July and 12 November 2017 explores the innovative use of plywood in objects ranging from vehicles to furniture, and from architecture to graphic design - offering a new perspective of this versatile material. James Latham’s unrivalled knowledge and passion for timber, and, its incredible history of selling this product which began more than two and a half centuries ago – and included supplying plywood for the manufacture of Spitfire aircrafts during World War 2, has close links to the exhibition which includes the story of the fastest and highest-flying aeroplane of WWII, the de Havilland Mosquito. Other highlights will include a moulded plywood leg splint designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1942, surfboards, and designs for mass-produced US prefabricated housing. Plywood: Material of the Modern World is co-curated by Christopher Wilk, Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, and Elizabeth Bisley, Curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. The exhibition brings together significant new research with new acquisitions and objects that have never before been on public display. It will take visitors through plywood’s many reputational transformations; from a cheap product that was often hidden or maligned for its inferiority to solid timber, to the material prized by mid-century modernists and by today’s flourishing maker movement.

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Chris Sutton, Managing Director of James Latham said: “The exhibition looks at the many different methods of

manufacture using plywood and its history, from ancient times to use in today’s digital age so it’s a perfect fit for James Latham, particularly because of our 260-year history in which time we will have supplied plywood for many of the innovative uses and applications which are being highlighted.” James Latham’s full range of plywood, along with its enormous portfolio of decorative surface solutions, can be seen at its new Product Specification Showroom at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London which has been created to inspire architects and designers, provide expert advice and enable them to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments within the sector. The exhibition runs between 15th July 2017 and 12th November 2017 at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL – find out more at Enquiry No.220

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Manufacturing firm CELLECTA opens new factory in Kent Cellecta has officially opened its new 60,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution facility in Rochester, Kent. The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Councillor David and Mrs Denise Wildey, opened the facility on Tuesday 4th July. Joined by Southern Divisional Sales & Technical Director Lee Baxter, the Mayor and Mayoress met General Operations Manager Paul Yates, factory workers and office team before having a short tour of the factory. The move has enabled the company to increase production capacity and has already resulted in 10 new jobs being created.

Alumasc’s Hydrotech structural waterproofing: zero project failures The premier hot melt system for high performance green roofs, podiums and highly detailed waterproofing schemes is Alumasc’s Hydrotech, which protects prestigious buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Canary Wharf and the Cheese Grater and has been used world-wide for over 50 years without a single product failure. When it comes to large-scale new build projects, to ensure a building’s longevity and risk-free future, the structural waterproofing must be the highest standard, expertly installed and come with great on-site support. Why consider anything else? Designed to safeguard against the most common pitfalls, the Alumasc Promise includes the security of expert installers, continual on-site supervision, professional testing and comprehensive, post-installation support. It guarantees the integrity of a roof prior to, during and after installation, providing peace of mind for the future because of its unrivalled track record of zero product failures in over 50 years. ALUMASC Enquiry No.405

The company’s reputation for quality and customer service has been earned over the past 24 years. In 1997 the company relocated from Sutton, Surrey to its first facility in Kent, employing just 4 members of staff working from a small 5400ft2 warehouse. Over the next few years the firm occupied four different units, until 2004 when they moved from Maidstone to a 29,000 ft2 unit in Rochester. Managing director Andrew Fry said: “We had been looking for the right unit for a while – The new site offers us scope for expansion, increased productivity and stock holding. The move will enable us to continue innovating, invest in local people and new machinery to ensure we are at the leading edge of thermal and acoustic solutions. The new facility is in a prime location, with easy access to the M2 and the rest of the motorway network, providing easy access for customer collections and fast and efficient deliveries. More information is available from the website Enquiry No.224

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TNG’s expertise fits the bill for new police HQ A new police building in Jersey has been delivered on budget and ahead of time thanks to the technical expertise of the team at TNG Consulting Engineers. Acting as M&E Co-ordinator, the Southampton-based engineering specialists provided both advisory and supervisory services for the purpose-built police station in La Route du Fort in St Helier.

The completion of a major apartment block refurbishment project in Austria has shone the spotlight on the tremendous range of design possibilities offered by the StoVentec Glass system. The project architects used StoVentec glass panels to create an unusual and dramatic new appearance for the building, and transform it into a major new focal point for the Central 7th district in Vienna. “The surrounding buildings date mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries,” comments architect Roland Thierrichter. “Their designs follow very strict historic and orthogonal rules and they generally have stone or plaster façades. The StoVentec glass panels mirror these façades, while the 3D effect that we created for the apartment building complements them, yet is very individual. The sharp lines and white opaque finish of the StoVentec glass give the building the look of a large origami model.”

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Directors Russ Pitman (MD) and Ralph Boden worked on behalf of the main contractor, ROK Regal Construction Ltd. TNG’s services included the assessment of the tendered design and the proposals for the mechanical and electrical systems, advice on the M&E programme of works and the management of the Ministry of Justice commissioning procedure. The new building is unique as it combines police headquarters with an operational police station, custody suite and emergency command centre. This means that for the first time ever, all of the States of Jersey Police functions are located together. Russ Pitman, TNG’s Managing Director said, “We were honoured to play a part in constructing this impressive building, which will play a critical role in serving the local community for many years to come. The TNG team pulled out all the stops to ensure this high profile project exceeded expectations, and we were delighted to complete the work ahead of schedule and within budget,” added Russ. The States of Jersey Police’s Chief Officer was so impressed by the Team’s work, that he wrote a personal letter of thanks. Mike Bowron, QPM (Queens Police Medal), said, “I have been particularly impressed by the team ethos, joint approach and shared effort that has been undertaken by the design team and specialists to deliver this fantastic facility. Every team member has played a critical role in bringing this project to fruition and I’d like to thank TNG for its dedication and professionalism. You have produced an excellent building of which you can be truly proud,” added Mike. TNG

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LEVATO MONO porcelain paver system Transform any outside space with LEVATO MONO Porcelain paver system from the Deck Tile Co. Ltd. The system offers flexibility and choice for even the most challenging of applications - from roof terraces and balconies with multiple falls to patios and restaurant piazza’s where wear resistance is key. With many finishes and formats available, the 20mm pavers combine incredible technical properties with uncompromising aesthetics and thanks to the intuitive height adjustable and slope correcting facility on the support system, it is possible to cover most waterproof membranes or uneven sub-surfaces.

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Hörmann storms internal door market with new timber range Hörmann may be best known for its quality garage doors, however, 2017 has also signalled success for the company across the internal door market too, thanks to its new timber range. The demand for quality and style both inside the home and out has never been greater and this year has seen a real trend for timber doors. Hörmann’s latest range offers a timeless, elegant look. Whether modern or traditional, glass or timber, the doors come with a variety of door leaf and frame options that add warmth and character to any home. The DesignLine collection within this range offers those that want to create their dream door the opportunity to do just that. With a variety of different style elements, such as stainless steel embellishments or recessed grooves, to real wood veneer or paint, this collection satisfies the highest demands. To make timber internal doors more resistant against everyday stress, Hormann has incorporated 4Protect edge protection into its internal timber doors with angular edges. The quadruple edge protection means that these doors will now benefit from impressive high impact, wear and scratch resistance, as well as a jointfree look that ensures no visible gaps disturb the high-quality appearance. Both the BaseLine and DesignLine ranges are also available in the high-quality Duradecor surface finish, which are heat and impact resistant Hörmann’s complete range of residential doors are fitted with timber frames as standard. However, for individuals undergoing a renovation or a new construction project, where wall thicknesses can vary, Hörmann has designed a steel profile

frame that takes these differences into consideration and has the capability to fit to walls with tolerances of up to 20mm. Using the same principle of timber frames, VarioFix is as easy to fit and is distinguished by its long service life and attractive design. It is the ideal solution where high resistance and durability are necessary, and due to the frame face of 55mm on both sides, it harmonises perfectly with other timber frames. One of the main features of Hörmann’s range of residential doors is that it comes as a complete door set, allowing for quick and simple installation on site. Instead of sourcing separate parts such as hinges, handles, architrave or even a specialist joiner, Hörmann’s range of internal residential doors come ready to install. This way of buying a new door for your home is not only the most cost effective way, but it is also the most convenient. Due to the way the frame is installed, there is no dust from drilling and no need for screws, creating a much cleaner finished look. Hörmann is world renowned for producing quality doors, and this latest range of timber internal doors is an example of just that. So whatever your design challenge, Hörmann has something to match your personal style. For more information, please contact the team on 01530 516888 or visit Enquiry No.227

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Innovation Delivered Comar 10 offers a new departure; a Passivhaus Certified “B” product with U-values as low as 0.66 coupled with processes that cut manufacturing costs by up to 70%. The Comar 10 window range includes: Inward opening, tilt & turn and fixed lights and are internally beaded and glazed. • U-values as low as 0.66 W/m2K • Cut manufacturing costs by 70% • Certified by Passivhaus Institute for cool temperature areas • Future-proof & energy saving • High thermal insulation with ground breaking technology • 90mm deep outer frames • Minimal care & maintenance

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Add a purist, natural feel to your home with a Garador crafted timber door www .

Garador’s expertly crafted timber Up & Over garage doors give a traditional style and feel to any property. There are two ranges of timber Up & Over garage doors: the Solid Cedar range and the Elizabethan range. Both ranges are constructed with beautiful red cedar and have a wide variety of designs and six long lasting timber stain options to choose from. Options available include Light Oak, Antique Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Chestnut and Ebony; the choice of lighter and darker colour stains helps to bring the door to life in different ways and gives you the opportunity to find a perfect finish for any home. All of Garador’s Up and Over timber garage doors are built around a steel box section chassis, which provides a rigid and stable door design that is sure to last well into the future. These beautiful precision-engineered natural timber doors are a great way to add real style and value to any property. Find out more at 01935 443722 or visit

New App-based product enables hands-free operation of front doors

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The problem of how to open a front door with both hands full has been solved by the introduction of Schueco BlueCon, a breakthrough new product from building envelope specialist, Schueco UK. Schueco BlueCon is an access control module that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to enable a Smartphone to communicate directly with the door, causing the latter to open at the approach of an authorised user. With Schueco BlueCon in place, a Smartphone app (downloadable from Android or iOS) will activate the door lock as soon as the user comes within 4 metres of the door, enabling him/her to enter the building without having to employ a key or even touch the handle. The convenience of this in everyday life – for example when a person is laden down with shopping – means Schueco UK expects BlueCon to prove very popular with end-users. Schueco BlueCon consists of a small hardware module integrated directly into the door rebate (vent frame or outer frame), which connects to the cable of an electric door lock, activating it on demand. The module is not visible when the door is closed.

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22 DOORS & WINDOWS Golden days for the Steel Window Association

It was back in 1967 during the “Summer of Love” that the Steel Window Association was born after a breakaway from the Metal Window Federation; now 50 years later, the group remains an absolutely vital tool for the UK’s steel window industry which collectively upholds the association’s constitution of establishing standards of quality and performance in collaboration with the British Standards Institution. Even 50 years ago, some manufacturers were employing the then recently-launched W20 range of profiles. This new and exciting range of twenty individual sections, hence the title W20, was the first series of steel window profiles that incorporated a weather-strip groove. SWA

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Commercial Swing Door Sets Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems next generation of commercial swing door sets. By taking the extensive range of solutions from its market leading Comar 7 Door range and coupling this with their trade-marked Comar Pi (polyamide insulation), the Comar 7Pi Commercial Door offers even lower U-values housed in robust profiles for high traffic areas such as Hospitals, Schools, Public Buildings and communal flat developments. Safety and user friendly solutions are offered in the Comar 7Pi Commercial Door, with aesthetically pleasing round anti-finger trap stiles, that ensures safety for fingers on its hinge stile and thresholds that cater for DDA compliance. COMAR ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS

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PAS1188 certificate is twice as nice for Watergate Flood Solutions Ltd Halo customer Watergate Flood Solutions Ltd has been certified with the recentlyrevised PAS1188 BSI Kitemark for Flood Protection Products for its composite flood door. Watergate – based in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear – spent 18 months honing its design and subjecting products to rigorous testing in order to achieve the accreditation, with support from VEKA Group. The anti-flood specialist – which fabricates up to 50 doors every week – made the switch to Halo profile in 2015, and has been using its outer frames exclusively ever since. The most recent PAS1188 certificate will be the company's second, having already received one for its PVC-U door models.Rachael Radcliffe, Business Development Manager for Watergate at VEKA Group said: “We've been working closely with Watergate over the past yearand-a-half in trying to achieve the PAS1188 so we are very proud to have been a part of them obtaining this worthy certification. Ensuring the PVC-U profile system that their new products would be used with is of the best possible quality has been paramount throughout, which is why Halo's reputation for excellence within the industry – for flood doors especially – seemed to be the perfect fit. VEKA Enquiry No.410

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Astraseal Commercial uses REHAU GENEO for £1M landmark Berkeley Homes Project Astraseal Commercial completed the latest Waterfront phase of Berkeley Homes’ landmark Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich using windows and doors fabricated in the innovative REHAU GENEO 6 chamber fibre composite system. Berkeley Homes switched to REHAU GENEO from the aluminium and timber composite systems which had been used on the earlier phases of the project because REHAU’s commercial team were able to work with Astraseal to convince them of the thermal, acoustic and security benefits of the Passivhaus certified and fully recyclable GENEO window system.

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The 86mm GENEO system is among the most energy efficient profile systems available - with Uw values from 1.1 W/m2K for low energy houses to 0.73 W/m2K for Passivhaus installations without the need for high specification glazing. It also offers break-in protection up to resistance class 2 without reinforcement and class 3 with

reinforcement, and sound insulation to class 5 without steel reinforcement. One of the key factors for Berkeley Homes was that the REHAU GENEO system has slim sightlines of just 115mm, replicating the look of aluminium and giving residents of the £440,000 - £750,000 apartments almost uninterrupted views of the Thames. It also has inherent strength because it is extruded using the RAU-FIPRO® fibre reinforced composite material which is similar to material used in aircraft construction and Formula 1 race cars. This means it could be used to fabricate windows and doors at Royal Arsenal Riverside with full height glazing up to 2.3m and full widths of up to 1.2m without the need for steel

reinforcement. Specialist commercial fabricator Astraseal installed 660 windows and 124 doors on the project, as well as working on other elements which would not normally be contained within the window package in order to give the client a ‘one stop shop’ supplier solution. This included aluminium cloaking of reveals, soffits and the underside of balconies. All of the window and doors were finished in smooth Anthracite Grey on the exterior and white on the interior to match the finish of the aluminium frames used on the earlier phases of the development.

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Hueck supplies ‘Mini Manhattan’ project in London profile for most of the windows and doors installed in the 1,700 apartments. Leon Friend, Managing Director of Hueck, comments: “We are thrilled our products have been chosen for the project. London City Island is a modern, luxury development that demands quality products and our systems are designed to achieve superior aesthetics and performance. Large floor to ceiling windows transcend the barriers between inside and outside to offer spectacular city views and bring in the tropical gardens outside.”

Hueck has supplied its market leading products for a ground-breaking project, which has been dubbed East London’s ‘Mini Manhattan’. London City Island, a development in Canning Town, combines commercial and residential buildings and, within a few years, will also be home to the English National Ballet and the London Film School. Just 20 minutes from the centre of London, the development is

expected to draw in young professionals and the creative elite. The 12-acre island is funded by Irish billionaire Sean Mulryan, with buildings designed by Glen Howells Architects and construction by Ballymore Developments. Work is rapidly progressing on the construction of the brightly coloured residential properties, which are modelled after the colourful apartment blocks typical of Manhattan or Chicago. Hueck UK has supplied its

traditional construction methods and are demanding higher standards for costs, schedule and quality. Off-site construction solves these issues and provides a cost-effective and quick way of delivering both commercial and residential projects in the city.” Hueck is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of aluminium window, door and façade solutions, specialising in both standard systems as well as bespoke applications. For more information please visit

Most of the units making up the residential towers were prefabricated in a factory in Holland and shipped to the UK, allowing quicker and more cost-effective construction. Leon predicts many future projects will adopt this method, particularly developments in the city, where lack of space is a continuous issue for builders. He says: “Lack of space in the city, restrictions on lorry loads and emissions targets means developers are looking to alternative construction methods. Clients are also looking beyond

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24 DRAINAGE & WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT Saniflo appointment for Scotland

With extensive contacts and a long career with a leading UK merchant Robert Beagley has been appointed by Saniflo as the new Area Sales Manager for Scotland. He joins just as the market leading company has launched a brand new range of macerators bringing technological advances to both the domestic and professional ranges. Scotland is a key market for Saniflo with a high level of refurbishment and renovation activity and with 27 years experience at Plumbcenter and Partscenter covering Scotland and Northern Ireland, Robert has the contacts to build the Saniflo brand even further. He is setting himself ambitious plans for growth;“It was time for a new challenge, so when I was approached to join Saniflo I was very interested. The company is an innovator and market leader with an excellent product range that has just been improved even further by new product upgrades.”

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ISO 14001 success flows from Lanes drainage expertise Lanes Group’s drainage engineers are carrying out CCTV surveys and remedial pipe repairs that are helping other businesses achieve internationally-recognised standards for environmental protection. The Lanes depot in Preston, Lancashire, is one of the 22 operational centres which are called in to help ensure organisations meet the rigorous ISO 14001 standard. Frank Hamlin, Area Development Manager for Lanes Preston, said: “The integrity and state of repair of drainage systems contribute significantly to any organisation’s environmental standards. Failure of a foul drain, and the ensuing problems, which can include serious sewage flooding, represent one of the biggest risks any organisation can pose to the environment. Therefore, responsible organisations are increasingly turning to Lanes Group to carry out full CCTV drainage surveys of their premises as part of their ISO 14001 accreditation process.” It gives them the due diligence proof they need to impress the auditor assessing their application.” ISO 14001 provides a core set of international standards that organisations can use to design the most effective environment management systems. Manufacturers, public bodies, retailers, and logistics companies are among the many different types of organisations that seek the accreditation. For many organisations, the process of seeking to achieve ISO 14001 may be the first time they have considered the condition of their drainage systems in a coordinated way, said Frank Hamlin. He added: “We can give our clients applying for ISO 14001 accreditation a full report on the condition of their drainage

system, as well as advice on the priorities for remedial actions needed to ensure they meet the standard. “We can then work with them, in line with their ISO 14001 application deadlines, to make sure their drainage system is ready for the auditing process, and all relevant evidence, such as technical reports, are in place. “Where companies have specific risks, such as manufacturing processes that use chemicals or that general significant volumes of waste water, we can support them though the installation of specialist pollution prevention measures, including drain and sewer sensor systems.” LANES GROUP

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Drainage without compromising design Geberit's siphonic drainage solution, Pluvia, has been used on the roof of London's new Design Museum (previously the Commonwealth Institute), allowing its unusual parabolic shape to remain intact, while providing exceptional water drainage. The Design Museum forms part of the Hollandgreen development, located off Kensington High Street, which is a mixed use residential and public sector project, incorporating 56 high-end apartments grouped around the museum. In addition to Geberit Pluvia the project also features Geberit Mapress piping, Geberit Silent-db20, a sound-deadening drainage solution,

and luxury shower-toilets, Geberit AquaClean Sela. Safeguarding history: The Design Museum has been created within a Grade II listed building, so it was essential that the roof was treated with care, preventing the flooding that had occurred over the years due to under-sized pipework. To retain the roof's unusual shape, piping could only be included in two existing internal raked columns. A siphonic solution was therefore ideal. Geberit Pluvia has a far greater drainage capacity and can cope with double the amount of rainwater discharge at half the pipe diameter accommodating a rainfall intensity

"Geberit Pluvia could be installed without impacting on the visual aesthetic," explained Mike Carter for Arup, who was heavily involved in the design and specification on the project. "Because of the negative pressure, no slopes were needed for the discharge pipes leading to the outfall locations at the building perimeter, meaning the installation was simpler and needed far less void space at high level in the basement." High-end plumbing: The three new apartment buildings are built in the shape of stone cubes that respond to the geometry and grid of the museum and they include a secure

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basement car park as well as a spa featuring a pool, sauna and steam rooms. Throughout Geberit products were also specified extensively. To prevent noisy drainage, Geberit Silent-db20, with sound minimisation built-in, has been used throughout the apartments, considerably reducing the acoustic impact of water running through the pipes, helping to ensure residents aren't disturbed. In communal spaces and in the basement and car parks, Geberit HDPE drainage pipe was installed. Piping pressing solution, Geberit Mapress in Copper and Carbon Steel, was chosen for all the water services. "The system was proposed by the lead contractor, Mace, and their MEP subcontractor, Essex Mechanical Services in order to speed up installation times," said Mike. "In addition, the other major benefit was that no welding and consequent hot works permits were required." / 01926 516800 Enquiry No.235

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Hospital crossing sealed with safety in mind

The Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital have successfully sealed their pedestrian crossings following the installation of Resiblock Ultra Matt. Ten separate crossings, which make up the key pedestrian routes at the Newcastle Hospital, have been sealed to prevent paver destabilisation from a variety of vehicles including cars, ambulances, mini-buses and HGV vehicles. Following discussions between Resiblock and client Healthcare Services Ltd, the specialist prepolymer urethane (SPPU) Resiblock Ultra Matt was selected as this could seal both the Marshall White Marker Blocks and the Weinberger Clay Blocks that were on-site. This now is the second major hospital that has utilised Resiblock products following the success of Resiblock at Portland Hospital – The UKs largest private women and children’s hospital. RESIBLOCK Enquiry No.414


Helifix Dixie micro-piles support award winning Chelsea garden Best Show Garden at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show was awarded to the M&G Garden, for which Helifix supplied some unseen, but critical, components. The Royal Horticultural Society does not allow any permanent excavations to be carried out and tree roots had to be avoided while whatever means of support was used had to be removed once the show was over. The ideal solution, overcoming all these potential problems, was provided by Helifix Dixie micro-piles, a technically innovative proprietary system certified by the International Code Council (ICC). The main garden contractor, Crocus, contacted Helifix who supplied 12 Dixie micro-piles which were rapidly installed by their approved installer, Charterbuild. HELIFIX

BSW unveils garden fence panel range BSW Timber has just unveiled a brand new range of garden fence panels that has been introduced to complement its

Enquiry No.415

existing fencing components. The sawmill group now manufactures four types of panels for domestic applications, in addition to acoustic solutions and traditional components such as posts, rails and boards. BSW’s lap, closeboard and feather edge fence panels are high pressure treated to use class 3 – and its innovative ‘seawave’ design uses imported timber and is exclusive to the company. This follows BSW’s recent announcement that they are tapping into the acoustic fencing market with Soundshield™ – a system designed to reduce noise pollution in residential areas. David Chapman, Sales and Marketing Director for BSW, said: “We developed the garden fence panels to expand on our current fencing offer and we believe that with this range there’s something for everyone. All panels use high-quality, treated timber which ensures that the final product is not only aesthetically attractive but robust and reliable as well.” BSW TIMBER

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Challenge the ordinary 75 years and counting Ever since its foundation back in 1941 as a sawmill in Baños de Río Tobía in La Rioja, Spain, Garnica has been a pioneer in exploring new ways to manage and use natural resources wisely, and to manufacture exceptional plywood solutions to suit the needs of our clients worldwide.

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We challenge the ordinary by exploring the limits of perfection to engineer the finest plywood for James Latham Dabs Magazine were invited by James Latham recently to visit the Garnica factories in the Rioja region of Northern Spain where the highly efficient operation across their different sites was clear to see. James Latham is the exclusive distributor of Garnica in the UK and Eire and the lengths that Garnica go to so that the exceptional quality if their Poplar plywood is assured involves a rigorous and exacting process from start to finish. The passion that is shown by the team at Garnica and especially their President, Pedro Garnica, obviously makes for a harmonious work environment which is expressed in the perfection of producing some amazing products.

More and more customers are choosing Poplar plywood to replace other less sustainably sourced panels. Replacement business is a recurring trend within the plywood industry and in the last decade, Garnica has witnessed how European, homegrown species like Poplar have substituted tropical species coming into countries like the Netherlands and France from further afield. Poplar in these countries was a relatively unknown species 10 years ago but as the trend for “greener” product unfolded, large distributors started sourcing European made plywood that was lightweight and competitively priced. Miles Kember, Depot Director, James Latham Thurrock explains, “Garnica’s plywood panels which are available as both PEFC and FSC certified are sourced from European fast-growing plantations which capture tons of CO2 every year. Plus, the

“Garnica’s product range is characterized by its lightness, stability, surface quality and machinability. All this is possible thanks to its poplar core. These exceptional qualities and the variety of finishes available, ensure a versatile product range thanks to Garnica’s optimized production process.”

“Garnica has invested more than 40 million Euros in recent years, developing their product offering to ensure that they are at the cutting edge of global plywood manufacturing and as the exclusive distributor, we are very excited to be able to offer some of these innovative products, which much of the UK market won’t have even seen yet. Poplar offers tremendous flexibility and numerous features and benefits and once these have been introduced and marketed in the UK, I am confident that it will soon become a cornerstone of the plywood purchased in this country.”

A vertical model, a sustainable model

location of their plantations and production units lead to short delivery times which means they are able to service their main customer base very quickly with a wide product portfolio. These two factors combined ensure a low carbon footprint.

Garnica possesses a unique know-how and a costefficient, vertically integrated model of production based on sustainability. By fostering sustainable  plantations they are benefitting ruralareas.

Garnica contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of their inhabitants. At their plant nurseries, they select clones to guarantee successful sustainable plantations therefore obtaining the best wood for their products and they also control the logging and transformation processes. Popularity of Poplar will increase Mr Kember continued, “Already I can see lots of opportunities within markets and applications where Plywood may have been previously discounted or not even considered because of concerns over either the quality of the product, the price or the provenance. Enquiry No.238


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Pure design. Pure material. Pure emotion. Marmoleum Solid is the contemporary new linoleum collection from Forbo Flooring Systems. Authentic in nature, its five individual ranges provide the foundation for creating pure, distinctive and modern spaces. Building on its exemplary natural ethos, Marmoleum remains the most sustainable resilient flooring product available and its new Cocoa range supports this profile further by introducing a new upcycled natural raw material.

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Created from 97% natural, raw materials (including linseed oil and wood flour), 72% of which are rapidly renewable, and with a 43% recycled content, Marmoleum already achieves a natural high performance. The introduction of the Marmoleum Cocoa range goes one step further by adding a seventh natural ingredient, upcycled cocoa shells from a Dutch chocolate producer. An innovation in construction and aesthetics, the result is a rich organic scattering that introduces a completely new tactility for Marmoleum. This has led the range to win the 2017 IF Design Award for product design – adding to the many accolades and Ecolabels Marmoleum already holds, such as Nature Plus, Blue Angel and the Nordic Swan. Adding an entirely innovative dimension in embossing is the new Marmoleum Slate range. It features a naturally inspired texture that exudes sophistication, offering the timeless aesthetic of stone, with the warmth and purity of linoleum. The strong natural shades available provide visual interest, whilst remaining understated – the perfect natural backdrop to any environment.

Julie Dempster, Marketing Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems explains: “Marmoleum Solid is a contemporary collection that sits perfectly with today’s desire for more solid visuals and raw tactility. The concept of which is designed to combine beautifully with other building materials such as wood, glass and metal. “Marmoleum Solid shows that linoleum flooring has the capacity to move beyond the classic marbled structures, and will encourage designers to consider using it in spaces such as retail, leisure and hospitality and offices, where other finishes are often more predominant.” Marmoleum Concrete has a new counterpart, which introduces a flash of colour shimmer to bring the distinctive material to life. Providing opposite visual expressions, the range is made of 12 brightly coloured concretes with subtle grey details and muted concrete shades featuring highlight tones that appear to glisten across the surface. Completing the collection is a variety of plain to semi-plain aesthetics running

across the remaining Walton and refreshed Piano ranges, ensuring Marmoleum Solid provides a large choice of honest and pure designs that give the collection a strong, modern identity. The Marmoleum collection is a prime example of Forbo’s ‘Committed to the Health of One’ programme, which strives to create better indoor environments. It is naturally bacteriostatic, does not harbour allergens and holds the Allergy UK Seal of Approval. Marmoleum has extremely low VOCs contributing to positive indoor air quality and has high LRV’s which help create positive environments in which to work, live and play. Marmoleum is also protected by the unique water-based ‘Topshield 2’ finish, which ensures no hiding place for dirt or bacteria. What’s more, by including a seventh natural ingredient from another industry into the Marmoleum Cocoa range, Forbo is continuing in its efforts to reduce waste and improve recycling.

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Flowcrete UK Unveils New Polished Concrete Flooring Range - Monodec Grande Lux down to a super flat, super glossy surface that will not only achieve a highend appearance but which will maintain an easy to clean, wear resistant finish for the long term. Additionally, Monodec Grande Lux has a lifecycle cost that is typically 60% lower than traditional floor coverings. • New polished concrete system introduced to the UK market. • Monodec combines attractive visuals with easy cleanability and durability. • System designed to bring out the natural aesthetic of the cement matrix and its aggregates. Flowcrete UK has unveiled a new polished concrete system to the construction industry, Monodec Grande Lux. Suitable for commercial, industrial, new build and refurbishment projects, Monodec Grande Lux is ideal for transforming an existing concrete slab

into a visually appealing surface that provides both easy cleanability and durability. Flowcrete UK has developed this new system by bringing together specialist grinding and polishing techniques with high performance sealers, densifiers, coatings and dyes. A Monodec Grande Lux floor is created by using diamond grinding techniques to remove the surface laitance and expose the natural aggregates in the concrete mix. The slab is then treated to strengthen the concrete and ensure a uniform finish. Designers can even choose between a coloured stain or patterned visual effect.

Monodec Grande Lux involves several steps of grinding and polishing the existing concrete slab in order to bring out the natural beauty and aesthetics of the cement matrix and its aggregates. Each Monodec Grande Lux floor is unique, as the final result depends on the existing slab’s specific make up. Thanks to its hardwearing nature, the floor’s super glossy, light-reflective finish

Once treated the floor is then polished

won’t be spoiled by factors such as rubber-wheeled traffic. Flowcrete UK has added a polished concrete flooring system to its extensive collection of resin flooring solutions to ensure that construction industry professionals have as wide a spectrum of flooring solutions as possible available from a single source. Resin coatings and polished concrete solutions both have distinct advantages and possibilities, if you’d like to find out more click here to download Flowcrete UK’s new white paper Comparing Polished Concrete and Resin Floor Options for Commercial Environments. Architects can even book onto a RIBA approved CPD seminar about specifying polished concrete that explores this type of flooring in depth, compares it to alternative materials and provides attendees with the practical info required to evaluate the available polished concrete options and make an informed decision. Get in touch with one of Flowcrete UK’s flooring experts today if you’ve got a question about polished concrete or want to book onto a CPD seminar. Enquiry No.240

Howe Green supply “specials” for renovation of Nationalmuseum of Art, Stockholm Howe Green Ltd supplied specially manufactured floor access covers for Sweden’s premier art and design museum. The Nationalmuseum of Art in Stockholm is currently closed whilst undergoing an extensive restoration programme.

The aim of the renovation is to create a more modern environment that will enhance the overall visitor experience whilst retaining the museum’s architectural heritage. Howe Green’s Swedish distributor, Elkington AB, supplied floor access covers for the project. Howe Green’s 7500 Series Medium Duty Floor Aluminium Access Covers were fitted as duct runs in the museum. The majority of the covers were infilled with limestone floor tiles to provide a virtually invisible finish. The remaining units have a visible concrete finish. All the covers were supplied double sealed to ensure the highest performance and quality. Health and safety is paramount within any public area. The seamless fit of the floor access covers will help to reduce the risks of slip and trip hazards.

ensure services can be accessed with the minimum of disruption to daily operations.

The covers are highly functional, providing easy and safe access to the cabling and services concealed underneath the ducts. Once renovation work is completed and the museum reopens the covers will


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A Divided Church

Redlands Parish Church in Bristol has recently undertaken a £1.9m redevelopment, providing the community with a suite of three modern, interconnecting halls.

Partitioning specialist Style, was tasked with future-proofing the facility by installing a combination of moveable walls that would allow the space to be opened out to seat up to 280 people, or divided to accommodate the needs of different groups and events. A fully

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automatic Skyfold wall, descends from the ceiling to create a firm divide with exceptional acoustic privacy whilst two DORMA partitioning systems work together to further divide this extensive facility. Style is nine times winner of the FIS Gold Contractors award and market leaders in the moveable walls sector. “Over recent years we have built up considerable expertise in adding flexibility to community halls such as this one and well understand the diverse groups they often have to accommodate,” explains Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “Redlands will be able to attract vital income from hiring the rooms, sub-dividing floor space into separate areas with speed and ease. For example, the Lantern pre-school can run in one area whilst other community events can be comfortably accommodated elsewhere, without disturbing one another.”

systems, unfolding from its housing in the ceiling cavity at the press of button to create a dividing wall that is second to none. A DORMA Moveo lightweight semi-automatic partitioning wall divides another area and features ComforTronic® automatic seals to ensure acoustic performance is maximised every time. Finally a DORMA FSW-G, a nonacoustic glazed folding partition provides a functional screen whilst maximising light to all areas. “Churches can pose interesting challenges,” continues Julian, “particularly older ones where the room shapes can be difficult to contend with, ceilings are high and walls uneven. This makes the process of installing a moveable wall more demanding, however we have always been able to find a solution thanks to our superb product range and the skill of our installation teams.”

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Some of the noisiest buildings are sports facilities such as ice rinks, halls and swimming pools where hard surfaces and large spaces exacerbate echoes and chatter. Architects Christensen & Co which designed a new and very inviting ice skating rink in Ørestad, a fast-

developing suburb of Copenhagen, used a popular and very effective solution to the problem. To reduce sound reverberation, Troldtekt natural wood wool acoustic panels were installed to provide a calm and uniform surface, together with integrated lighting. The ceilings in the heated part of the ice rink provide a natural surface

with a warm glow, contrasting between the cold crystalline rink and the warm club facilities. Designed as a venue for sport and fun, the architects carefully thought out their choice of materials and finishes, such as concrete, wood and glass and acoustic panels. The City of Copenhagen also invested additional funds to ensure the project was ecofriendly both in its construction and daily operation. Specified throughout the UK and Europe, the benefits of 100% Troldtekt natural wood wool panels include high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability as documented by Cradle to Cradle certification at silver level. They are specified to improve acoustics in many different projects such as schools, leisure centres, pools, commercial, private and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour.

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construction process, protect the fabric of the building and improve privacy for occupants. DITRA-HEAT-DUO is a universal substrate for tile and stone coverings; as well as providing thermal breaking and impact sound reduction, it serves as a bonded waterproofing, uncoupling, crack bridging and vapour pressure equalisation layer.

Schlüter-Systems is delighted to report the pleasing results of impact sound reduction tests on its latest innovative uncoupling membrane for crack-free tile and stone.

Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-TB has been renamed as Schlüter®-DITRA-HEATDUO, in recognition of the fact that the matting now offers two officially-verified features over its parent product DITRAHEAT: thermal breaking and impact sound reduction. The newly-confirmed

impact sound reduction of up to 13dB is perceived as a 50% reduction by the human ear. This new development brings the tally of features offered by this product to seven in total—which together aid the

The matting is also designed for the secure attachment of heating cables as an integral part of the no-nonsense electrical underfloor heating system, Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E. In terms of thermal break credentials, DITRA-HEATDUO pushes 80% of its input to the surface during the heat-up phase, whereas alternative systems can lose up to half of the heat into the screed or subfloor. DITRA-HEAT-DUO consists of a polypropylene membrane with a cut back stud structure, with a unique 2mm anchoring fleece laminated on the underside. It can be installed on floors or walls as part of a complete DITRAHEAT-E system, for ultimate flexibility. For more information, call 01530 813396, email or visit Enquiry No.246

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32 PAINTS, COATINGS & ADHESIVES Commitment to quality

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Colour co-ordination for housing scheme with Crown Trade Fastflow A Midlands-based housing association turned to Crown Trade Fastflow to deliver a splash of colour, with a low odour application and fast-drying times for the comfort and convenience of residents.

Eco-friendly wood and finish specialist, Osmo UK, introduces a new range of quality tools to its impressive portfolio of products, including an innovative Osmo System Telescopic Handle. The assortment of tools aims to aid users in creating a premium finish to their Osmo projects and ease product application. Osmo’s new offering of tools includes a wide selection of the highest quality brushes, rollers, scrapers, mops, pads and machines, each of which are specially designed to provide the perfect criteria for the intended appearance or effect that is desired. Whether users are looking to preserve the natural colour of the wood, add a subtle washed effect or highlight the grain of the wood itself, there is a tool for it all. OSMO Enquiry No.419

Lyng Community Association, a not-for-profit organisation, brought in Crown Paints to specify the pioneering waterbased system for the redecoration of corridors in three blocks of flats in West Bromwich. Doors, window sills and skirting boards were decorated with Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, over Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat. The work was carried out by Hankinson Painting Contractors from their West Bromwich site and also included the application of Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt for the corridor walls. The tenants of each building were consulted on the colour

L-R Tony Nash, Lyng Community Association and Colin Carpenter, Crown Paints.

Bona Titan – a new generation of powerful adhesives

scheme and voted for their favourites – with a mix of burgundy, blue and green shades applied. Tony Nash, Chief Executive of Lyng Community Association – which has 200 properties in the West Bromwich area, said: “I’d previously done some work with Crown Paints, so they were the first port of call. They managed the project for us in terms of colour choices and what would work best and they were a really useful partner in the process of getting the work done and keeping the tenants satisfied. Crown Trade Fastflow is really good and we were pleased with the lack of odour and the speed the paint dried.” Since its launch two years ago, Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss has built-up a following in the specification sector as the ideal choice where a low odour and quick drying product is required. The range has recently been extended with the successful introduction of Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Satin earlier this year. CROWN

Bona Titan contains Titanium Technology - a revolutionary new formula comprising quadruple crosslinking that delivers superior durability and an unbeatable initial bond speed - even under challenging subfloor conditions.

Bona, the wood floor experts, has launched Bona Titan, a new supreme performance, silane- based adhesive for high value projects, very wide or Bona Titan can be specified with oversized solid wood boards - or any installation where the quality of the bond confidence to bond all types of wood flooring. Its superb shear strength has to be guaranteed.

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makes installation easy and keeps even the largest, solid boards securely in place. If the subfloor is sound and dry, no primer is required. The hard, silane-based formula contains no ingredients that can migrate after curing, which eliminates all risk of discolouration at the joints. The smooth, thick consistency makes it easy to use and produces stable ribs, an extremely high initial grab and zero risk of hollow spots. The bond strength of Bona Titan will not diminish over time so the stability of the floor is guaranteed for the long term. Bona Titan meets ISO 17178 standards and, in line with Bona’s environmental strategy, is a safe, clean formulation which also carries EC1-R Plus, DIBt, Greenguard and A+ low emission certifications. Bona Titan is compatible with underfloor heating and can be used directly on metal or tiles. Floors bonded with Bona Titan can be sanded after just 12 hours. Further technical information is available at or from Bona’s technical department on 01908 525 161. Enquiry No.248

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COATING WOOD THE CHALLENGES Although wood is an incredibly versatile and beautiful material it does suffer from some problems. For exterior applications in Use Classes 3.1 and 3.2 (EN 335 Part 2) wood in exposed conditions will weather to give a silvery grey driftwood appearance. However, when wood is sheltered (such as under overhanging eaves) then the wood will retain its original colouration. This leads to a very unsightly appearance with uneven weathering, examples of which are not hard to find. The weathering of wood has been researched for over 100 years and although we understand very well why it happens and what causes it, there has never been a solution developed. Conventional wood coatings rely on adhesion to the wood surface for their integrity. Over time, the movement of the wood under the coating due to the effects of wetting and drying result in localised failure of the coating, usually at the earlywood latewood boundary. Once this happens, liquid water is able to penetrate below the surface of the coating, which is then forced off due to hydrostatic pressure. The only remedy is to sand back to good material and re-coat. The only way to stop this from happening is to use more flexible coatings, but this is not feasible because

the coating would then be tacky and pick up dirt very rapidly in service. Conventional paints and varnishes also use carbon-based chemistry and carbon-based compounds are susceptible to UV degradation when exposed to sunlight. Clear coatings suffer from the additional problem that the wood underneath is susceptible to UV degradation and failure can also occur because the surface layers of the wood start to lose their structural integrity as the lignin (which binds the wood cells together) degrades. Putting UV stabilisers and filters in the coatings may slow down this degradation to some extent, but it is the wood that is the Achilles heel in the clear-coating system. The SiOO:x Wood Protection System is different; it is not a coating, but an envelope. The protection system has two components; the first penetrates the wood where it gradually forms an inert glassy polymer, by reaction with atmospheric carbon dioxide. The second component acts to seal and protect the first application until it is fully cured, but it also forms an inert water resistant envelope which penetrates the wood and gradually creates a grey surface appearance. It does not stop the lignin from degrading, but it takes the same role by keeping the wood cells glued together, essentially using the strength of glass. Just as important, the wood now

has an even weathered appearance once the protection system cures. This means that the unsightly patchy weathering of exterior wood cladding is no longer a problem. SiOO:x Wood Protection locks in the beauty of wood. The SiOO:x polymers that form in the wood have silicon-oxygen bonds, the same as glass and are completely UV stable. Enquiry No.249

34 FIRE PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY A compact choice for safety

A new compact safety sensor for automatic swing doors has been added to GEZE’s suite of activation devices and sensor systems. The GC 342 sensor is a presence detector with a clean and modern line which is aesthetically pleasing while enhancing safe operation. The compact sensor, which comes in left and right versions, can be used with all GEZE automatic swing door operators, on door leaves with a width of up to 1600 millimetres. It offers reliable detection, even when installed at a height of 3850mm and provides greater protection particularly in front of or behind the door leaf when the door closes and at the secondary closing edges. GC 342 is produced in black, white and EV1 (silver tone). It has been fully tested, meets the EN 16005 standard and has been type certified with GEZE automatic swing door systems by the German Association for Technical Inspection (TUV). GEZE

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The importance of correct fire protection in cavities between cladding

Standards and approvals: According to Document B of the UK Building Regulations fire barriers must be installed in cavity areas that are vulnerable to the spread of fire. Using the correct passive fire cavity protection system within a building is crucial, in the event of a fire, intumescent fire barriers activate and seal holes, penetrations and cavities, preventing the spread of fire and smoke, thereby fulfilling UK regulations. However, other regulations may also have to be satisfied concerning cavity barrier specifications. For example, Document C may require the cavity area to allow a free flow of air reducing condensation whilst also offering fire protection. Documents L1B and L2B may require certain cavity areas to offer thermal and fire protection simultaneously. Envirograf have now designed a series of flexible fire protection cavity barriers that fully satisfies all of these cavity protection requirements. Building Regulations: Section 6 of Document B of the Building Regulations states: 6.1 Concealed spaces or cavities in the construction of a building provide a ready route for smoke and flame spread e.g. in walls, floors, ceilings and roofs. As any spread is concealed, it presents a greater danger than would a more obvious weakness in the fabric of the building. ENVIROGRAF

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Kidde Safety Europe announces new Managing Director Kidde is a member of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), alongside iconic brands such as Chubb fire and security systems, Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Power fuel cells. 2017 is Kidde’s centenary year and the company continues to innovate, while developing and manufacturing extensive ranges of carbon monoxide alarms, smoke and heat alarms, and other fire safety products. Freddie Collins said: “Throughout his 13 years at the company, Andy Burnett has set a high benchmark in driving the company forward. All of us at Kidde thank him for his tireless commitment and wish him well for the future. I am committed to continuing his work in providing first class safety products and also the highest quality service for specifiers, customers and trading partners.” KIDDE

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Nittan’s ‘SPERA’ UL Range launched to great acclaim

Nittan Europe has launched the SPERA™ analogue addressable fire alarm system, Nittan’s first complete UL approved range. SPERA is a flexible, expandable, highly reliable system developed by Nittan for countries and regions requiring UL approved fire safety systems, including the USA and the Middle East. It was officially launched at this year’s FIREX exhibition where overseas visitors welcomed the opportunity to use Nittan’s expertise and tried & tested technology across a broader range of territories than ever before. SPERA has been designed with flexibility at the heart of the system. It is capable of a wide range of system configurations and is customizable with an array of modules. NITTAN EUROPE

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Using innovation to deliver safer construction Specialist multi utility and civil engineering contractor, blu-3 (UK) Limited, has invested in a new quick response (QR) codebased identification system to further improve site safety. Working alongside Olive Media, a leading production organisation, the company has rolled out an innovative solution for checking individual staff competencies on its project sites in real time. A QR code is applied to each site worker’s hard-hat, which can then be scanned via a bespoke blu-3 downloadable app by relevant personnel who require confirmation of the worker’s identity, training and suitability to carry out duties. The worker’s unique QR code links to a company-wide database of blu-3 employees and subcontractors, which provides a photograph of the worker, to ensure the correct person is on site, alongside their up to date training and compliance record. Sarah Persad of blu-3 and lead developer of the new technology comments: “This really is a breakthrough solution for ensuring staff are appropriately trained and certified for the roles they carry out on a site. Previously, if an employee was observed carrying out hot works one day, and then driving a forward tipping dumper the following, the observer (potentially a client or site manager) could only assume that he or she had the appropriate training for both roles. They can now simply scan the worker’s hat and check that the appropriate training and accreditations are in place, resulting in real time, quick and easy competence checks. “The beauty of the system is that the complete training record of a worker is held alongside their medical and

emergency contact details, which is in full compliance with current data protection requirements. This system enables us to ensure that our ‘boots on the ground’ are competent to do the task and we know exactly who is on site, which is particularly critical in today’s security conscious environment.” Lee Lawrence, Preconstruction Director at blu-3 added: “The training identification system stores records of an employee’s training history from CSCS and First Aider to Asbestos Awareness, Confined Space Training and PPE Awareness.


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It's not just a wall, it's a firewall, and use of composite panels for such crucial protection is giving buildings a huge performance boost. But, warns Brett Harrington, Divisional Manager for the Firewall and Data Division of ISD Solutions, you get what you pay for and firewalls must never become mere commodities for sacrifice on the altar of cost.

improved thermal properties for these firewalls build times are reduced, construction costs are lower and maintenance is easier. With demand growing for ever-more cost-effective warehousing and all kinds of other storage at home and abroad, we have never been busier.

The trend to use composite panel walls for applications including firewalls in modern warehouse construction is on the increase because of the multiple advantages they offer. Lightweight, tremendously durable and with

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With smart technology becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK market, ERA has taken home security to the next level with a range of smartphone-connected, wireless Alarm systems.

ERA Invincible Alarm Kit with Siren

SMART SECURITY FROM ERA Offering a choice of five user-friendly models, ERA smart alarm kits benefit from a modular design, enabling builders and specifiers to create a comprehensive network of alarms to suit any home security project. Get Kitted Out From the Valiant Solar Siren Alarm Kit – which offers a convenient smart security starter pack for smaller properties – to the impressive Invincible Dual Network Alarm System, the full range of ERA wireless alarm kits feature a simple ‘plug and play’ set up and include magnetic door/window sensors, as well as pet friendly motion sensors as standard, which can be easily fitted around the home. Marketing Manager, Tania Tams explained, “ The wireless design of our smart alarm kits is a real attraction for many installers and end users alike. Doing away with what can be quite a time-consuming installation process, most ERA alarm kits can be plugged into the mains and set up via the integrated control panel, making it easy to secure the home in just a few simple steps. “ Offering an attractive added extra sales option in cases of refurbishment and building works, the alarm

kits have been specifically designed with builders and tradesmen in mind. Tania continues, “It is worth noting that ERA offers two distinct ranges of Alarms. Whilst our consumer-facing miGuard collection is a popular product range for DIY retailers, our professional-standard Alarm kits offer a number of additional features and benefits to allow the tradesman to fit with confidence.” The company’s most advanced models, including the Vault and Invincible, come complete with RFID tags for rapid disarming and can be programmed to deliver automatic updates – including intruder, flood and smoke alerts – to a user’s smartphone via SMS. What’s more, ERA smart alarm kits feature the latest GSM technology, meaning that the home can be remotely controlled and monitored from anywhere in the world using the corresponding ERA Alarm App. Siren Calls Whilst all ERA smart alarm kits feature an internal siren, users may wish to enhance their security system with an additional live or replica siren. A choice of mains-connected or solar powered outdoor sirens provide an ideal visual deterrent, whilst ERA’s portable Internal Plug-In Siren offers extra reassurance in larger properties and annexes. Easily installed for use as part

of a wider smart security system, all ERA sirens can also be employed as stand-alone alarm systems, when connected to the company’s magnetic door/window sensors. Added extras Thanks to their adaptable, modular design, ERA smart alarm kits can be extended to incorporate a range of accessories, including additional sensors, smoke and water detectors and even an IP HD security camera. Tania added, “With many of our smart alarm models able to support up to 50 additional sensors, a user can build upon their existing kit to create a versatile, all-encompassing alert system for the modern home.” For further information about the company’s range of smart-phone connected alarm systems and other Era home security products, visit or contact the sales team on 01922 490 000 or by emailing

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Scalding versus Legionella – Balancing the risks. Until recently, thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) were widely installed to prevent scalding incidents. Health and Safety Executive’s guidelines HSG274 Part 2* state that: “The use and fitting of TMVs should be informed by a comparative risk assessment of scalding risk versus the risk of infection from legionella.” However, an alternative technology has emerged which offers a mechanical solution to pointof-use temperature control.

Under general health and safety law, duty holders must take appropriate precautions to control the risk of exposure to legionella. Offices, shopping centres, leisure centres and schools all face the same challenge: how to produce and deliver hot water at temperatures that eliminate legionella bacteria without scalding the user.

HSG274 Part 2 guidance suggest that: “Where a scalding risk is considered significant … then type 3 TMVs [TMV3] that are pre-set and failsafe should be provided.”

To failsafe, the hot water must shut off if the cold water fails and vice versa. The highest scalding risk is where users are fully immersed in either a shower or a bath. The scalding risk is also significant for infants, the elderly, those with sensory loss, the infirm or significantly mentally or physically disabled people. Here the guidelines recommend installing TMVs on sinks and hand washbasins. This means that accessible showers and washrooms must have a TMV3 certified mixer to provide full anti-scalding safety. In all other public areas there is an intermediate risk level. Although unfamiliar with the facilities, users without sensory or mobility issues can use washbasins or showers safely, especially if there are visual warnings about hot water. Where there is high visitor turnover, pressure-balancing mixers can provide an intermediate anti-scalding solution. The ceramic cartridge, sensitive to pressure changes, has an internal shuttle that continually adapts to the incoming hot and cold water supply pressures, ensuring a constant mixed water temperature at the outlet. If the cold water supply fails, the hot water is reduced to a trickle. This, coupled with a pre-set maximum temperature limiter, means a significantly reduced scalding risk. TMVs are not the only answer, pressure-balancing mixers also provide a reliable point-of-use solution. The key is determining the level of risk of exposure to legionella and also the risk of scalding. The duty holder can then decide which technology is appropriate to keep users safe.

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40 HEATING, PLUMBING & AIR CONDITIONING Saniflo keeps pace with climate change As Britain basks in the hottest June in 40 years, the heat is on to keep the nation cool. With temperatures set to continue to rise as scientists predict extreme temperatures as a result of climate change, Saniflo is predicting a continued upturn in the air conditioning market for commercial and domestic markets, and advises people to ensure efficient condensate removal. The Saniflo range of air conditioning pumps comprising the Sanicondens® Clim Pack, Clim Mini and the Clim Deco are specifically designed to expel the condensate from air conditioning units in a quiet and efficient manner without any dripping and with trimmable trunking for a neat finish you’re guaranteed a stylish looking unit every time. SANIFLO

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Tooling range extended by Pegler Yorkshire Pegler Yorkshire has expanded its range of tools to meet the demands of the marketplace. The XPress Press Power Tools range offers a variety of tooling to support press-fit installations from 12mm to 168.3mm and sprinkler systems. In addition, the range includes the popular combined package of AC0203 with 15-35mm jaws in a single case. Amy Sedgwick, Pegler Yorkshire’s Market Manager for Press Systems, commented: “With over half the work carried out by heating engineers and contractors being on ‘live’ sites, press-fit jointing has become the preferred choice because of its safety credentials and ease of installation. With that in mind it was a natural progression to provide our customers with not only the best press-fit fittings on the market but the full range of tools to complete the job too.” The improved range of press tools provide greater performance whilst being lighter and easier to handle. Incorporating an ‘X’ symbol, visible on the pressed fitting, the range of tools provide an instant visual aid to indicate the joint has been pressed offering continual reassurance. The range includes a number of kitted options enabling complete sets of tools, jaws and slings to be ordered under just one product code. In addition, the new tooling brochure is designed to showcase all XPress tools and accessories in one easy to use comprehensive guide. It also includes a tool compatibility table to easily identify the best tool for the job requirements and a full installation guide for all sizes from 12mm to 168.3mm. PEGLER YORKSHIRE

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Purevision Slim line Models of Their Multi-fuel Stoves Charlton & Jenrick are pleased to announce the launch of the slim line versions of their popular Purevision stoves. New models are available in the new slim line format are the PV5W, BPV5W (Black) and the Classic CPV5W. The new versions keep the same look, design and feel but benefit from being shallower and in the case of the Classic stove also shorter. This was after feedback from their customers who love the look and performance of the Purevision stoves but were looking for a more universal fitting stove that would fit into more situations.

The new PV5W/BPV5W slim line stove is 352mm deep compared where the full depth version that is 424mm. The Classic CPV5W slim line is 410mm deep compared to the full depth version that is 512mm. The ne CPV5W slim line is also shorted than the original at 711mm high compared to 760mm. Charlton & Jenrick have recently announced a significant price decrease across the Purevision range and the new RRP inc. Vat on the PV5W/BPV5W slim line is £1,175. The CPV5W slim line is £1,455 inc. VAT.

For more information or to arrange a display, please speak to your sales manager or ring the sales office on 0845 519 5991. Charlton & Jenrick Ltd are leading manufacturers and suppliers to the fire, fireplace, and stove industry. We have five industry leading brands - these are Katell, Paragon, Matchless, Fireline, and Infinity Fires. We supply local independent showrooms, local

government (social housing), high street retail chains, and nationwide house builders. As a group, we are committed to the research and development of highly efficient, environmentally friendly, innovative, and attractive products for the fire, fireplace, and stove industry. We are ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited. Enquiry No.260

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For All House builders and developers reputations rely on building quality homes that exceed expectations. Whilst maintaining a long term quality reputation. Exceptional design, engineering and overall quality make the Terrier perfect for all your new build developments.

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Johnson & Starley Quantec condensing boilers now come with new full eight year guarantee

Johnson & Starley’s established range of QuanTec condensing boilers has now been given a free eight year guarantee. This covers all parts and labour for every QuanTec model, adding a further three years of peace of mind for installers and users of this proven domestic boiler range. QuanTec condensing boilers were recognised in 2016 by a leading

consumer magazine as the most reliable boilers on the UK market. Their build quality and energy efficiency applies to a wide choice of combi, system and regular models including the top of the range QuanTec HR 28C (PFGHR). This 28KW combination condensing model offers exceptional efficiency, thanks to the integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery (PFGHR) function. This technology provides potential extra energy savings of up to 26% over a typical water heater and gives very high domestic hot water (DHW) efficiency levels. QuanTec models also benefit from stainless steel heat exchangers with Cool-Door technology and low NOx levels. The lightweight company design and a variety of flueing options including the Johnson & Starley flexible flue are also factors that appeal to installers and end users in the social housing and private residential markets. Enquiry No.261

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The SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) recently used the services of a research company, Kiwa Gastec whose report shows that modern clean burning Ecodesign stoves, including those in the Charlton & Jenrick range, can reduce particulate emissions by up to 90% compared to an open fire, and 80-84% compared to an old stove. This finding is so important that SIA have begun an “Ecodesign Ready” labelling scheme verified by HETAS to promote stoves meeting the efficiency and emissions regulations early. The scheme is due for official launch in Parliament on 28th February. This is a very significant milestone for the stove industry and for the environment. The fact is that whilst old stoves might produce a useful amount of heat within the home, they are not combustion efficient, not by a long way, and are not anywhere near as kind on the environment as newly developed high efficiency clean burning stoves. At 15-20% efficiency open fires needlessly

remove a huge amount of warm room air up the chimney from their open throat and at the same time don’t give the optimum burning conditions to minimise escape of smoke and unwanted residues into the environment. Charlton & Jenrick invested in the design and development of the Purevision range of Ecodesign ready stoves as long ago as 2013 to prepare for future tightening of regulations. In doing so new combustion optimisation ideas and techniques were perfected resulting in a patent covering the tertiary air inlet system and several other innovations which were added within the products. The result was three initial fireboxes available in six inset and freestanding formats which all passed the Ecodesign criteria nine years ahead of official introduction of these tough new rules - which consumers and the environment can benefit from right now. The range has since expanded to include classic cast iron clad models plus a slim line and cylindrical model

The future of woodburning - TODAY under development. All models have been amongst the very first to be registered with the new SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme as demonstrated on the HETAS appliance listing website. Managing Director Peter Mintoft commented, “As any stove development engineer will testify, achieving all the Ecodesign criteria simultaneously for log burning fireboxes is a very difficult task indeed. For example the objective of 0.12% average CO or below during 3 consecutive burn cycles is a reduction of 88% from current permitted levels, and every aspect of a firebox from the details of the tertiary air inlets to the air wash and even firebox shape itself has an influence on the burning performance and must therefore be optimised. This is time consuming work taking many hours of thought, design, iteration, samples and hundreds of further hours of testing and modifications to perfect. The results for the environment and the stove user are great news but it is definitely not something to be taken lightly!” Many other ideas are being worked on continuously to further bolster the Ecodesign compliant range of wood burners offered by Charlton & Jenrick and keep abreast of market developments in the future. Enquiry No.265

From 2017, the industry’s main manufacturers, including Charlton & Jenrick will ensure that all newlydesigned wood burning stove models will meet European environmental standards for particulate emissions, which are not due to be enforced until 2022. With the advent of BREXIT there has been speculation that the rules might be relaxed but SIA discussions with DEFRA indicate that there is such huge pressure on Government to reduce emissions of all kinds that there is unlikely to be any easing of what will be international agreements on pollutant and particulate release – including Ecodesign for wood burning stoves. So there is no reason to delay installing a stove – future-proof Ecodesign compliant models are available today! Join the C&J Facebook community. Follow C&J on Twitter. There are significant benefits to using a highly efficient stove, which include: • You only pay for the wood you burn – no gas bills or standing charges to worry about Burning wood in a highly efficient stove is virtually carbon neutral • It’s a renewable energy source • They produce a wonderful flame • Plenty of heat output from modern stoves • They make a wonderful, welcoming feature in a home

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DRU expands Maestro gas fire range with new XTU model

constructed almost entirely from glass, its appeal is further enhanced by the use of Clear View non-reflective glass, which renders the glass almost invisible. The balanced flue system of Maestro 75XTU means that it can be located anywhere in proximity to an outside facing wall, making it one of the most

DRU has released a new addition to its Maestro collection of contemporary gas fires. Maestro 75XTU is an eye-catching 3sided gas fire that can be installed with a false chimneybreast and stone hearth or as part of a room-dividing wall.

It features the impressive DRU dynamic burner system, which generates exceptionally high and dense flames, together with the exclusive DRU Eco Wave app, allowing the owner to control the flame pattern and gas consumption from a tablet or smartphone. With the fire being

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versatile gas fires in the DRU range. The addition of the DRU PowerVentÂŽ extended and motorised flue system means that it can be installed in previously inaccessible locations, such as high-rise apartments, hotels, restaurants and much more. And with versions available in natural gas or LPG, it is compatible with urban or rural properties. Maestro 75XTU is now available from approved DRU fireplace retailers throughout the UK. For further information about DRU gas fires, visit

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46 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS Making a difference Pressalit Care is awarded for its work in the UK

Andrew Lowndes, centre, holds the Prince Henrik of Denmark Medal of Honour. The Danish Ambassador to the UK, Claus Grube, is second left. Pressalit Care, the leading supplier of accessible bathroom solutions, has been honoured for its work in the UK. Headquartered in Denmark, Pressalit Care has been awarded His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark’s Medal of Honour in recognition of the firm’s rapidly growing reputation in the UK within the accessible bathrooms industry. The Pressalit Care team in the UK, led by Sales Manager Andrew Lowndes, attended the Danish Embassy in London to receive the award from Claus Grube, the Danish Ambassador to the UK. PRESSALIT CARE

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Rendering company expands operations in the South East with new Sales Manager One of the UK’s fastest growing external wall insulation and rendering solutions business’ has expanded its operations in the south east with the appointment of a Regional Sales Manager. SPSenvirowall, which has offices across the UK, has appointed Gavin Jaggard to secure new business in the new build market across the south east. Gavin, who has 10 years of industry experience, will work closely with contractors, installers and architects to build SPSenvirowall’s customer base.

already have in the region.” SPSenvirowall sells in excess of 1 million square metres of external wall insulation per year and has branches in South Wales, West Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Essex and West Lothian, Scotland. The company offers a range of environmentallyfriendly external wall insulations and rendering solutions for new builds and refurbishments, as well as expert advice, guidance and training to contractors and architects. 01535 661633 Enquiry No.269

The role will require a particular focus on SPSenvirowall’s innovative TS Rail System, a durable and crack resistant external wall insulation system for new build housing that can be quickly erected and weatherproofed. The TS Rail System offers high levels of insulation performance and comes in a range of colours and finishes from acrylic and silicone to brick. Gavin said: “This is an exciting time to join SPSenvirowall as they have a well-established UK-wide installer network and have introduced a number of new products in recent years.” Paul Winwood, Managing Director at SPSenvirowall, said: “We are excited to be expanding our operations further in the south east and are confident that Gavin will support our continued growth and build on the relationships that we

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Densoseal 16A chosen for Thames Water Cable Entries Flood Control International of Tavistock, Devon, are completing a project at a Thames Water site near Maple Cross, Berkshire of sealing cable entries with Winn & Coales Densoseal 16A. There will be further Thames Water sites to follow in a major refurbishment of their sites resulting from a Flood Prevention report. Densoseal 16a is a nonsetting, self-supporting mastic which may be applied to wet surfaces and will seal ducts and conduits against ingress of water and gas. It is suitable for CHP and biogas projects. It complies with British Telecom Specification M212C. It is suitable for sealing cable ducts, conduits and service entry pipes or sleeves, particularly below ground level, to prevent entry of water or gas into buildings. WINN & COALES

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Well-travelled staircases gain the Mighton Finish A striking cladding design was created for a pair of staircases at York University with installation being completed within the students’ three-week spring break, despite having to be constructed on site before being dismantled and removed for painting then brought back for reassembly. The unusual design incorporated 10mm shadow gaps, which required finishing in-situ to ensure the accuracy of the gaps before the MDF panels could be factory painted, as Robert Bailey-Hague, MD of subtractor Bailey-Hague Joinery explained: “Everything had to be completed within the strict schedule but this was the only way it could be done. The shadow gaps were an important part of the overall look of the staircases and it would have been impossible to achieve that by fitting painted panels on site. At the same time, on-site painting would have been out of the question, not least because of ventilation in the enclosed space.” MIGHTON PRODUCTS

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Idyllic introduction for Penrith’s new Independent Network member North Lakes NLG Window Systems has been quick to take full advantage of its Independent Network membership, having joined the pioneering installer support organisation just six months ago. Recently rebranded from Network VEKA, Independent Network recognised North Lakes with one of two ‘Best New Member’ awards at its annual Members’ Weekend. The Penrith-based company has been full of praise for the benefits that membership has brought, such as training; marketing support and heightened customer confidence. Martin Smith, who owns and operates the company alongside his wife Lindsey, commented: “Independent Network really helps to make the most of being a VEKA installer. Not only are customers reassured that they’re buying the industry’s leading doors and windows, but

they’ll also be fitted to the highest standards – guaranteed. “Since joining, we’ve attended various Independent Network training days, and feel more than ever that we’re fully ‘up to speed’ with industry advances as a result. The courses also provide a great opportunity to meet other member companies and get a sense of the culture of Independent Network. Enquiry No.431 VEKA


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RECYFIX® MONOTEC drains outdoor surfaces at Ysgol Gynradd Lôn Las School, Swansea

unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained.

The Ysgol Gynradd Lôn Las Primary School, Swansea, has currently 535 pupils from Year 1 to 6 as well as Reception and Nursery Classes. The school site is split into 4 main areas. Having a large gymnasium and a separate school canteen there are plenty of outdoor playing areas including a hard surface yard, an enclosed area for Nursery and expansive areas of grassland. Hauraton Limited introduced the RECYFIX® MONOTEC, surface drainage system in January 2016.The Lôn Las school, joins numerous installations successfully completed in the United Kingdom. The RECYFIX® MONOTEC system was installed to provide surface drainage in the paved entrance/play areas and the car park’s asphalt surface. Having a grating width of 100mm (Channel internal dimension) with an overall height of 280mm and a cross-section of 245.5cm2, the 176 metres of channel supplied provide a total water capacity

of just over 4329 litres. The MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding. The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is

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Cat Jones, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the South West comments; “The RECYFIX MONOTEC channel HEELSAFE slot grating was originally designed to enhance the flow of water into the channel. The slots are super smooth, elliptical openings with the moulded bars having slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well as providing an elegant appearance, the feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots. This configuration also helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating. The smooth grating and tough nature of the channel, up to load category of Class D400, made the system ideal for the non-trafficked areas such as the entrance area and school play yard as well as staff care parks and access roads. I was particularly please the site contractor Dawnus Construction found these channels easy to handle on site. As each channel component only weighed 8.63kg, this feature eliminated the need for mechanical lifting gear”. Shaun Davies the Site Agent for the Contractor also observed,” I was very impressed with the durability of the MONOTEC channels. Not a single unit

was damaged by site traffic or whilst laying the asphalt. Any queries or information required was easily and quickly obtained from Hauraton’s technical support team”. All Hauraton surface water drainage systems’ comply with European Standards (hENs) and carries the CE mark”. For RECYFIX® MONOTEC product specifications go to CIVILS section For other case studies go to

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48 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS UK & EU energy policies are a threat to industries

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Versatile power for a wide range of applications Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel products, explains the issues surrounding the woody biomass and renewable energy policies in the UK and EU which have seen industry confront government. Whether the visitor is familiar with the issues or not, the information is easy to digest. Included in the colourful, emotive site are links to further reading and reports which add depth to the reader’s understanding. Use Wood Wisely tackles environmental issues and debates the pressing need for sustainable and renewable energy sources. One scenario affects established industries. As a result of the distorting subsidies available to energy producers to burn wood on an industrial scale, established woodusing industries are unfairly under threat. The subsidies have caused market distortion of the cost of wood and created unfair competition for this vital resource. NORBORD Enquiry No.432

The new high-performance Bosch cordless GSA 18 V-32 Professional Sabre Saw introduces a fresh ergonomic concept to optimise handling. Exceptional comfort in every situation A unique handle design, contrasting with the conventional spade-handle shape, makes this tool comfortable to hold in any position, however awkward, even over long periods. With its compact dimensions, low weight and high-comfort grip, it can be used with ease in tight work spaces and for overhead work.

For your chance to win a Cordless Sabre Saw from Bosch Professional, please answer the following question: What comes as standard with the Bosch Sabre Saw? email answers to: Closing date : 25th August 2017

pipes and ventilation shafts in the building services and demolition sectors. Its powerful motor uses brushless EC technology for longer runtime and lifetime. A 5.0 Ah battery is supplied as standard. The sabre saw can be adjusted simply to the requirements of the job in hand. For example, its stroke speed can be set to match the material being cut. A pendulum stroke delivers rapid progress when sawing and there is a soft start function to ensure every cut begins accurately.

This sabre saw is also the first from Bosch to feature ‘active vibration damping’. A counterweight positioned in the gearbox constantly counteracts the inertia, reducing vibrations to the lowest levels in the tool’s class. The result: minimal fatigue when working. A further design advance is the easy-to-press power switch, which can be reached and operated from any of the wide variety of possible handling positions.

Saw blades are easy and safe to change, without use of additional tools, even when wearing gloves. Turning the large ring on the saw shaft will open the SDS holder and immediately loosen the blade. Other practical features include a metal hook, with which the saw can be conveniently hung onto a ladder or frame to keep it close at hand. Two LED lights provide good vision even in dark workplaces.

Powerful, practical and precise Offering the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, the GSA 18 V-32 Professional Sabre Saw gives the same performance as a comparable corded tool but with cordless freedom. It should prove popular for tasks such as shortening installation

Now available: The new GSA 18 V-32 Professional Sabre Saw is fully compatible with the comprehensive Bosch 18 V Li-ion range and is available now from specialist retailers from £291. This is the recommended retail price excluding VAT and is subject to change. Enquiry No.272

STUDOR solution waves goodbye to ugly Rooftops An architect’s vision for a ‘wave-effect’ building with no roof protrusions, to mirror the sinuous lines of nearby hills, has been achieved thanks to drainage ventilation expert Studor. Italian architects, in conjunction with the multidiscipline company STEAM, designed the €130m Monselice Hospital in Northern East Italy to ensure it not only fulfilled the highest operational requirements, but also had a profile in harmony with the adjacent sloping hillside landscape. To achieve this aesthetic look, the integrity of the rooftops needed to be maintained, and the design did not allow for any roof protrusions to interrupt the flow of the roofline.

air so that each soil pipe can maintain the right level of pressure within the system. This is critical, especially in a hospital environment, ensuring there is no crosscontamination from the drainage system into the habitable space.”

diagnosis, treatment and hospitalisation. The hospital has a capacity for 447 beds, of which one third are in single en-suite rooms, as well as 27 operating theatres as well as other washrooms, staff and community areas.

The project’s MEP contractor, Gemmo SpA, recognising that input from an expert in drainage ventilation was needed, asked Studor (with over 40 years’ experience in the field) to advise on the drainage system design.

“Furthermore, the Maxi-Vents eliminate the need for any roof penetrations, thus reducing the amount of pipework required saving both time and money. So, not only is the integrity of the roof maintained, but heat loss was minimised and time was saved onsite.”

“Our solution was to cap as many stacks as possible with the Studor Maxi-Vent Air Admittance Valve (AAV) which fits discretely within the roof space”, commented Studor’s UK Technical Sales Director Daniel Rath. “The Maxi-Vent protects the trap seals within the drainage system by allowing the intake of

Over 100 Studor Maxi-Vents were installed in the hospital which, as well as being the only technical and legally-recognised solution to the drainage ventilation needs, offered significant environmental benefits in reducing Monselice Hospital’s environmental footprint. The 37,500m² hospital includes units for

Studor has more than 1 million products installed each year across six continents, and its worldwide distribution network extends to more than 50 countries. The company has a rich history and specialist knowledge making it well placed to help architects, engineers, specifiers, plumbers, and endusers solve their drainage ventilation issues.

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Crown Paints masters university project Crown Paints has received top marks from a West Midlands-based university after transforming their Students’ Union café.

s Worcester – says had become tired. He said: “The old colours were quite dark so we wanted to give it a refresh and encourage more people to use the Students’ Union building during the day. We met Crown Paints at a ‘Find it in Worcester’ event and gave them the opportunity to develop a specification. Crown Paints worked alongside our Students’ Union representatives to choose a new colour scheme and it looks really good. We’re glad we’ve used Crown Paints on this project.”

Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has been used on the walls, with a teal colour being applied to the feature wall and a complimentary grey on the others, whilst the metal staircase was decorated with dark grey Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss.

The Pear Tree Café, in the heart of the University of Worcester’s St John's Campus, has been given a new lease of life with a vibrant new colour palette. Contrasting greys and a teal colour have been used to refresh the space, which Joe Stock – Capital Projects Procurement Officer at the University of

Louise Hinett, Specification Sales Manager at Crown Paints, said: “We specified Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt because of the highlevel of traffic that comes through the café. Enquiry No.274










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50 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS Publisher: Lawrence McDermott Sales Director DABS Magazine: Maria Hodgetts

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BSRIA delighted to announce ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration for BSRIA North BSRIA is delighted to announce it has extended the scope of its existing BSI ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration for Hire, Calibration and Sales activities to its new BSRIA North operation located in Preston, Lancashire. This extension to scope covers Equipment Hire, Calibration and Sales operations which are presently run out of BSRIA’s Bracknell site and was undertaken within six months from the initial application to BSI to the granting of the registration. June Davis, Business Manager, BSRIA North, said: “BSRIA North is delighted to have been awarded the extension to scope to the Bracknell’s sites ISO 9001 registration for Instrument Hire, Sales and Calibration of Electronic and Electromechanical Instrumentation for use in the Building Services and Process Industries.” BSRIA

Bostik becomes official partner of Tour de France

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Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years. The event will be used as a platform to communicate and promote the Bostik brand to a large global audience. The 2017 event, the 104th time the race has been held, takes place from 1st-23rd July starting with the Grand Départ from Düsseldorf in Germany. The 3,540 kilometer route across 21 stages will also visit Belgium and Luxembourg. 198 riders from 22 competing teams will encounter some of the most challenging terrain in world cycling before crossing the finish line on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 23rd July. Enquiry No.434

SIKA APPOINTS PAUL SCHULER AS NEW CEO Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2017, succeeding Jan Jenisch.

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Paul Schuler has been with Sika for 29 years and has been a member of the Group Management since 2007, playing a key role in developing and executing Sika’s successful growth strategy. His contributions to Sika’s success include high growth rates, significant improvements in efficiency and profitability as well as responsibility for major acquisitions. Paul Hälg, Chairman of the Board said; “I am delighted that the Board has appointed Paul Schuler as our new CEO. He has been a member of the Group Management for more than 10 years and has a highly successful track record in his leadership of two Sika regions. His competent and energetic leadership style will ensure the continuation of Sika’s growth strategy. I look forward to working together with him and in achieving our strategic targets 2020.”

and an accelerated expansion into new markets, with a buildup of supply chains and new national subsidiaries. Paul Hälg said of his departure; “I would like to thank Jan Jenisch for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments over the past 20 years. As CEO he has led Sika to an accelerated growth strategy and to a new performance level. While I regret his departure I wish him all the best for his future.” Sika UK acquired Everbuild Building Products, the UK’s largest manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and building chemicals, in 2013. Together they have joined forces to create an unrivalled range of building products and leading brands, all available from the one supplier. EVERBUILD BUILDING PRODUCTS

Of his new appointment, Paul Schuler said; “I am excited about my new role and look forward to working with Sika’s global leadership team. I am committed to continuing our growth strategy, meeting our targets for 2020 and further developing Sika’s global business.” Jan Jenisch has been with Sika for more than 20 years and has been the CEO for the past five-and-a-half years. Under his leadership, Sika has seen significant profitable growth

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