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Sanimax wiith MF 154 HW pu ump – a pumping g solution for hot wate er

When pumping high temperature discharge water you need a reliable solution that safely and economically takes the hot water to the collection network. The Sanimax lifting station with the submersible MF hot water pump is a complete wastewater pumping unit that pumps liquids up to 80ºC and for short

term even up to 90ºC. The easy to install plug and play unit has a built-in odour control to prevent unpleasant smells and with the MF pump’s Vortex Vortex impeller it also guarantees excellent solids handling. The Sanimax with MF hot water pump is a perfect solution if you want to get rid of hot liquids from laundries, commercial dishwashers and washing machines.

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Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has committed to growing its business in the North West with the announcement that it has opened an office in one of Manchester’s most vibrant and dynamic, mixed use spaces, Media City.

HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION 21 INSPIRATION, APPLICATION, SOLUTION! DRU gas fires are among the most advanced heating appliances in Europe with the choice of over 50 models.



Distinctive Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper cladding plays a unifying role in Glancy Nicholls Architects’ competition-winning design of the Chamberlain Hall complex for the University of Birmingham.


KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS 42 MAXTOP QUARTZ SURFACES Maxtop Quartz is a groundbreaking product that combines the beauty of natural stone with engineered enhancements to deliver a lightweight surface that is stronger than traditional stone and significantly easier to install..

43 SCHLÜTER®-PROFILES - FINISHING TOUCHES MATTER The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail; when careful consideration has been made to the sanitary-ware, taps, shower, lighting, tile or stone covering in a kitchen or bathroom, then why leave the tile edges exposed, or the choice of profiles to chance? Let us have your email address so we can keep you updated on all our news - email:



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We have built the ultimate can-do joist. By manufacturing to the highest specification our I-Joists are light, strong, thermally efficient, BIM compatible, FSC and PEFC certified and PAS 2050 accredited (to cut a long list short). But it’s also the back-up we offer that no one can equal. Our expert team of designers, engineers and regional technical support is always there to say ‘yes we can’. EMAIL: jji-joists @ Enquiry No.263

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Introducing the METROPOLIS grating Ductile iron gratings on surface water drainage channels don’t necessarily need to be utilitarian in appearance with geometric slots or meshes. Inspired by the patterns made by water flowing down a stream, the surface design of the Hauraton METROPOLIS grating is reminiscent of the ART NOUVEAU style and later ART DECO period. Planners and landscape architects can now choose this grating to add a touch of class to their schemes in historic and pre-modern townscapes

or any surface drainage project where an aesthetic, more decretive look is desired. The METROPOLIS grating is sold separately to fit FASERFIX® KS channels or factory fitted to RECYFIX® PRO channels. Gratings are available in nominal widths of 100mm and 200 mm. Sizing details for FASERFIX® KS 100 and FASERFIX® KS 200, with METROPOLIS gratings can be found in the Hauraton CIVILS catalogue. Sizing details for RECYFIX® PRO 100 and RECYFIX® PRO 200, with METROPOLIS gratings can be found in the Hauraton LANDSCAPE catalogue. The channels provide a loading capacity up to Class D400. All METROPOLIS grating are finished in anti-corrosion, Black KTL finish. Enquiry No.200

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06 EXTERNAL WORKS, LANDSCAPING & DRAINAGE Natratex landscape surfacing range gets a new look The NatraTex brand has just been relaunched with a new look. The new brand logo has been developed to convey the natural aggregates used in the manufacture of the product. At the same time this successful and established product range in hard landscaping has been simplified to NatraTex Cotswold for all buff surfaces, whether pedestrian or trafficked, and NatraTex Colour for all colours available other than buff. The NatraTex rebranding comes as a new identity is also introduced for the BituChem Group, the manufacturers of the NatraTex range, to reflect its growing position in its key markets of hard landscaping and highways. THE BITUCHEM GROUP OF COMPANIES

Sadolin Classic – the versatile choice for decking Specifiers looking to introduce superior wood protection to decking projects can rely on Sadolin Classic to deliver a beautiful finish, with long-lasting defence against the elements. Offering a trusted and time proven solution, Sadolin Classic’s high performance formulation enables the product to absorb deep into the timber, ensuring exceptional coverage and maximum protection from the weather. One of the most versatile products in the Sadolin range, it is particularly effective on large areas of timber such as decking, as well as cladding, fascias, decking and rough sawn timber. A range of colours are also available, with a choice of more than 40 shades. Sharon Smith, Crown Paints’ Trade Communication Manager, said: “Sadolin Classic delivers a highly attractive, translucent finish, which gives the finishing touch to projects. “This is our most versatile woodstain due to its ability to be used on all exterior wood including decking. For optimum protection, it is also ideal as a base stain on new joinery, when used in partnership with Sadolin Extra durable woodstain.” SADOLIN

Jet vac technology - to infinity and beyond!

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Water jetting and vacuuming technology supplied by Lanes Group has been used to help build a structure that will define high-tech - the new physics building at Oxford University. The new Beecroft Building will be home to some of the world's leading scientists doing cutting edge research. Lanes was commissioned by principal contractor Laing O'Rourke to carry out water jet cleaning of the specialist groundwater drainage system built into the concrete shell of the basement structure. The drainage system, made up of about 200 metres of 100mm-diameter pipe, feeds groundwater into a well. When the building is operational, a pump will discharge the water into the surface water drainage system. LANES GROUP

‘Ten out of Ten’ for Resiblock on The 02 Arena

Stay ahead of the curve, with Trex

During the The 02 Arena – London restoration programme in 2007, 12,500 square metres of small element flexibly laid internal paving was installed, and then sealed with Resiblock’s low viscosity thermoplastic-acryl copolymer emulsion, Resiblock Resiecco. Despite being trafficked by approximately 80 million visitors since it’s opening in June 2007, and subjected to an aggressive daily cleaning regime, Resiblock Resiecco continues to stabilise the jointing sand firmly in place whilst also minimising staining from contaminants including food, grease, hot drinks and chewing gum. The 10 year-long success of Resiblock Resiecco at The 02 Arena is another example of the great longevity and durability of Resiblock’s ‘sealing, stabilising, protecting’ products.

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This spring, break free from the traditional straight-and-narrow garden as Trex, the eco-friendly decking brand, unveils its curved decking solution to the U.K. With its ability to bend and shape Trex composite deck boards, the CustomCurve™ Heating & Bending Solution gives homeowners and contractors across the country the ability to raise their outdoor living projects to an art form. Taking garden styling to the next level, the groundbreaking CustomCurve is an innovative heating unit used to assist in bending Trex decking, railing and trim. It features a straightforward process and operates at a fraction of the time and cost of existing bending methods. TREX


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New report reveals UK schools are unprepared for heating system failure The UK’s schools and educational facilities are regularly experiencing problems with their heating system which increases the risk of unexpected closure, according to a new report published by Bosch Commercial and Industrial. ‘Out of sight, out of mind? A report on the heating and hot water challenge in UK schools’ exposes that the majority spend less than 20% of their maintenance budget on ensuring their heating system is running efficiently. This is despite the fact that up to 50% of a typical school’s energy usage is attributed solely to heating. Over a third of respondents are concerned with finding the funds for replacement when it comes to resolving heating system breakdowns, which are often seen as unavoidable or unforeseeable. Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, who helped author the report said: “Ultimately,

a school without heating and hot water must close, so viewing heating and hot water technologies as much more than ‘out of sight, out of mind’ appliances is essential. With significant cuts to funding and increased pressure to reduce energy consumption, it’s more important than ever for schools to be proactive in tackling their heating and hot water challenges.” The report goes on to explore how latest condensing boiler technology can significantly reduce running costs, as well as providing details on available grants and effective maintenance schemes. Pete Mills concludes: “As our report details, it is clear that schools are having to contend with the unreliable systems currently in place and are therefore finding themselves at risk of an unexpected breakdown and unprepared to provide a long-term solution. We hope this report will help schools to enhance their heating comfort and energy performance, and consider a boiler replacement project well ahead of an outdated system letting them down without warning.” ‘Out of sight, out of mind? A report on the heating and hot water challenge in UK schools’ is available to download from:

Yeoman Shield help to maintain standards at Oldham School. The new building of North Chadderton School, Oldham was built in 2013 providing facilities for up to 1500no. students aged between 11 & 18 years. Built without the provision of wall protection to the school’s interior walls, Facilities Manager William Wheatcroft soon noticed that the plastered, white walls, were suffering marking and superficial damage detrimental to maintaining the school’s high standards. “We needed a permanent solution to our problem of continually redecorating and cleaning the walls along corridors and congregational areas of the school – which was proving to be a drain on the maintenance budgets.” Explained Mr Wheatcroft. Yeoman Shield, manufacturers and installers of wall & door protection products, were called in to survey areas in the school most needing wall protection, where it was decided that 2.0mm thick FalmouthEx protection panels would be the answer to

stopping the continual damage. The work was to be phased over time as and when budgets became available. The first area to be fitted with Yeoman Shield FalmouthEx protection panels at 1250mm high, in white, were the dining room, boys WC on the ground, 1st & 2nd floors, reception exit area and along the flat to raking wall of the Assembly Hall Stage. Other areas which have received the same treatment over the past 2 of years

have included, staircases, refuse points, sports exit lobby, performing arts and music centre along with staff changing facilities. “There has definitely been a marked difference in the time spent redecorating and sorting out wall damage which I am sure is resulting in a year on year saving in our maintenance budgets. Our cleaning

team have also commented that the wall protection panels are certainly easier to wipe down than the painted wall finish. “We are very happy with the finished products and the workmanship supplied by Yeoman Shield over the years and we will be continuing with the roll out of the wall protection programme in the future.” Concluded Mr Wheatcroft. For more information on how Yeoman Shield wall and door protection products can save on maintenance budgets go to or call 0113 279 5854 Enquiry No.208

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Case Study: Lancaster Road Primary School, Morecambe A 36 metre long mono-pitched Twinfix canopy installed at Lancaster Road Primary School in Morecambe has added considerably to the education of their 90 reception children. The canopy is adjacent to the classrooms, thus ensuring easy freeflow of indoor/outdoor provision. Once the canopy was installed the school applied for and gained a Lottery grant that enabled Susie Hill, the Foundation Stage Manager, to equip the area under and around the canopy. She organised the 136 sq metre covered space into dedicated zones for such topics as phonics, reading and small world, with complementary playground areas alongside each section. There is also a covered wooden sandpit, a big tank of tadpoles that the children can watch growing into frogs, boot stands to hold outdoor shoes, and lots of other interesting, colourful items to help stimulate small children and help in their learning, language and communication skills. Susie says “We use the canopy all day, every day. We have three reception classes and there are always children outside. Each class has a set of their own distinctly coloured tabards so the number of children

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can be monitored and the teachers will also note their activities and help direct them where necessary. Our early years’ children use it for lots of different activities and as teachers it’s provided us with a large additional learning/playing space that we’ve found invaluable. It’s also ideal for parents to wait under when delivering and collecting their children.”

NF glazed with tough 25mm clear multiwall polycarbonate. These panels are Non-Fragile to the ACR[M]001:2014 drop test. Twinfix aluminium rainwater goods were also installed. One end of the canopy that is now used as a Reading Area is glazed with a 6mm solid clear polycabonate screen that helps provide protection from the weather.

Working for Lancashire County Council and Main Contractor Conlon Construction who were undertaking other work on the school site, Twinfix provided Headteacher Paul Gabriel with a computer generated visual of how the finished canopy might look. This graphic enabled everyone to see the full extent of the proposed canopy and gave the staff an ideal opportunity to put forward their own ideas. They decided to change the original design slightly and the finished canopy has a straight roof line right along its front length.

Lancaster Road Primary School was first established in 1932 and many of its classrooms then opened directly to the outside. This was state of the art design at that time that enabled children to have plenty of fresh air which was thought to be beneficial in avoiding illness. Nowadays children are still encouraged to enjoy the benefits of being outside and the reception classes are certainly making the most of their opportunities for outdoor learning through play.

Twinfix manufactured the canopy with an aluminium frame powder coated green and consists of rearmounted bracket supports fixed to the building with 12 front posts that are fitted with padded protectors for safety. The roof comprises our Multi-Link-Panels

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One of their more famous former pupils is comedian Eric Morecambe whose photo is proudly displayed near to the school trophy cabinet. The new reception playground includes a small stage for the children to use – I suspect that Eric would approve! Enquiry No.209

The polycarbonate end screen provides protection from bad weather and from UV in sunlight

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10 FOCUS ON RETAIL & COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Considerate Constructors Scheme launches in Ireland

The Considerate Constructors Scheme - the organisation established to improve the image of the construction industry - is now international, having launched its first registered site in Ireland. The Scheme is delighted to welcome its first contractor to register projects in Ireland - family owned John Sisk & Son - a member of the international construction company, SISK Group. The first registered Irish site is located at The Exchange, which forms part of the International Financial Services Centre at the heart of Dublin’s financial district. This project involves the construction of a six-storey office block with a basement car park and two retail units at street level. SISK GROUP

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Engraved VMZINC for Brussels shopping centre 19,340 VMZINC® scales in AZENGAR®, Europe’s first engraved rolled zinc, have been used to create a façade at Docks Bruxsel. 6,650 m² of zinc was used in a design by Art & Build Architects which has transformed an industrial wasteland. VMZINC prefabricated the scales to save time on site and to enable the entire envelope to be completed in ten months. To follow the curvature at every level varying dimensions from 0.25 to 0.5 m² were used. Materials were used to create continuity between interior and exterior areas while respecting the district’s industrial history. The sustainable approach achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating through use of canal water, recovery of heat from a nearby incinerator, harnessing solar gain and photovoltaic panels installed on green roofs.


Trend Line launch signals greater product choice William Smith is excited to announce the launch of 3M's DI-NOC Trend Line range - a new core stock of the most popular and on-trend wood grain, metallic, textile and single colour patterns. From April, the Company will stock all 80 patterns of the product, with customers able to order by the metre and for next day delivery. New Trend Line swatches will also be available for customers to view the array of patterns in a physical form. The Trend Line range is regarded as another bold statement from the UK's leading supplier to the sign and graphics industry, as it signals its commitment to investing in new architectural product ranges. Off the back of the launch, William Smith will also be offering DI-NOC application training, enabling customers to learn how to apply the film and become an installer themselves. "We believe DI-NOC is a pioneering product, within a lucrative market," said William Smith's Marketing Manager, Lindsay Appleton. "The refurbishment market shows great growth potential, with refurbishment generally 1/7 of the cost compared to making it new, which can provide endless opportunities to businesses. WILLIAM SMITH Enquiry No.408

Kawneer systems prove their adaptability in St Andrew Square Architectural aluminium glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a landmark office building in the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Area for their ability to meet a diverse range of requirements.

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CDA (Comprehensive Design Architects) in conjunction with Hoskins Architects specified three types of Kawneer’s curtain walling and two types of doors for the £42 million redevelopment of 3 to 8 St Andrew Square on a prominent corner of the sensitive World Heritage Site. The Kawneer AA®110 capped and SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain

walling with a 65mm sightline and a bespoke 80mm wide system, complemented by series 190 heavyduty and 350 severe-duty commercial entrance doors, have been used on the offices on the second to sixth floors of number 6 and on some elements of the eight retail/restaurant units on the ground, first and basement floors of numbers 3 to 8. The key aim was to create a sustainable future for the site which had been severely compromised prior to the redevelopment. The brief recognised the importance for the elevations to be of the highest architectural quality, to complement and stand alongside adjacent buildings surrounding the Square and beyond and to create economically-viable, high-quality Grade A office space. The building takes advantage of natural daylight and the spectacular views to the Castle, over St Andrew Square and to the Forth beyond by framing the views rather than creating vast expanses of glazing. Bronze feature picture windows and the Kawneer

curtain walling mullions contrast visually with the background and frame the stunning views. Specialist sub-contractor Charles Henshaw & Sons were appointed by the client’s team in 2008 for their façade knowledge and in conjunction with CDA and Gareth Hoskins Architects they addressed critical issues such as live load movement and deflection, resulting in the bespoke 80mm Kawneer system. After a two-year build by main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, the site is now transformed, with the nine-storey building clad in stone and glass with bronze feature picture windows and bespoke Aurubis “bronze” metal fins attached to the curtain walling by Kawneer, part of the Arconic group. CDA project director Gareth Thompson said: “The project required different types of curtain walling, capped and SSG, not to mention the bespoke fin caps. The adaptability of Kawneer’s systems played a critical part in achieving the design and successfully resolving the complexities of the different types of curtain walling.” WWW.KAWNEER.CO.UK


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The team has been building on established links to secure contracts in the North West and is now keen to develop further relationships in the region and to become a fixture on the commercial property scene. Director of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page explains: “The Manchester property market is thriving at the moment with good quality stock and a strong demand from businesses for office space. “We are keen to capitalise on the period of strong growth and

forward and there are are exciting times ahead - for Manchester and for Saracen - so it really is the best place for us to be.� Saracen has grown steadily over the past 20 years, making its mark in the regional fit out arena and latterly securing a reputation for design expertise as well as an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the commercial property market. The company has been previously shortlisted for the Northern Design Awards in the Commercial Interior

NEW OFFICES: SARACEN ARRIVES IN MANCHESTER’S MEDIA CITY Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has committed to growing its business in the North West with the announcement that it has opened an office in one of Manchester’s most vibrant and dynamic, mixed use spaces, Media City.

Initially a South East concern, Saracen has made an impact across the whole of the UK in the last decade. In recent years it has concentrated its efforts in the North, with big contract wins in Yorkshire, including its recent project for Sirius Minerals Plc at the iconic, former Scarborough Building Society building in Scarborough.

progression that we, as a company, are enjoying and to create a strong profile for ourselves in the North. Manchester and the North West provide the ideal base as both the City and the region are undergoing an economic expansion and should continue to attract major investment that will result in continued development activity. We’re looking

Design Practice and the Innovative Design categories for its work in Yorkshire. However, the best acknowledgement of its success can be found in the strong relations it has formed with its clients.

Enquiry No.213

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pietra solid surface worktops

Its all in the detail Deralam have now available large stocks of 25mm solid surface worktops ready for nationwide delivery. For samples and Display stands, please contact our national sales office Deralam Laminates Ltd, West Coast Park, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0YR southern depot : Units 10 - 10a Woodside Park, Foster Av. Dunstable LU5 5TA National Sales Line: Tel: 01257 478540 Fax: 01257 478550 Email: Enquiry No.214

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Actavo becomes supplier of choice for Northseal Scaffolding Actavo Hire & Sales’ Glasgow branch has become the supplier of choice for specialist contractor, Northseal Scaffolding. Working in partnership, Actavo’s and Northseal’s latest joint activity is the supply of scaffolding for a £130,000 project on behalf of East Ayrshire Council. Based in Galston in East Ayrshire, Northseal supplies and erects scaffolding to commercial, private and local authority customers throughout Scotland. This latest contract with East Ayrshire Council involves Actavo supplying scaffolding solutions to install external wall insulation to homes on the New Farm Loch estate. It is one of many contracts Actavo has entered into with Northseal. Built between 1968 and the mid-70s, the New Farm Loch estate is a mix of medium-rise residential blocks and terraced homes. In terms of supply capability, the insulation project called for large volumes of scaffolding, as Billie-Jane Calder, Actavo’s area sales

All change at this year's Network VEKA AGM!

Industry-leading installer support organisation, Network VEKA, has hosted another fantastic Members' Weekend and glittering awards ceremony. The ever-popular event, this year held in Warwick, attracted more than 240 attendees in the organisation's 21st year. The day kicked off with a specially built Business Centre, where members could chat to various supporting

representative, explains: “The local authority was carrying out insulation work throughout the estate to improve the energy efficiency of the older housing stock. As the appointed scaffolding contractor, Northseal needed a supplier that could provide large volumes of scaffolding to cater for both the blocks of flats and the long runs of terraced homes which were all being worked on concurrently. The solution supplied by Actavo was the K-Lock system, which features a unique method of connecting ledgers and transoms to the standards in one, single action without using nuts, bolts or wedges. This node-locking principle makes K-Lock one of the fastest systems to install. Actavo has worked Jones, who discussed the many ways the Network has grown in recent years, and continues to grow. Finance Director Graham Fitton took the audience through Network VEKA's accounts over the past year, before Marketing Director Dawn Stockell unveiled some major changes being launched for Network VEKA's branding going forward.*More to be announced* Dave Jones rounded off proceedings, describing Network VEKA as the pinnacle of VEKA's support offering and praising the membership for all their hard work: “Network VEKA is the jewel in the crown of the VEKA brand portfolio – the brand that stands for trust, not only to us all but also to our consumers... The futures of VEKA and Network VEKA are more entwined than ever before, neither will succeed as fully as we expect without the other. For all the work and investment we have coming through, what remains unchanged is that the most important assets Network VEKA has, are sat in this room.

companies and affiliate partners about how they could work together for even greater success. As a national organisation, Network VEKA's partnerships with affiliate companies mean that small, independent member companies can access a host of benefits, such as favourable rates and unique services that they might “Our membership remains the platform otherwise be unable to secure. The afternoon's speeches began with for everything we have and can achieve MD of The VEKA UK Group Dave and, once again, I thank you for your support and your efforts in growing this

with Northseal to supply scaffolding services for residential blocks at Prestwick Toll, the Stewarton housing project and the Kelloholm project. Commenting on the partnership, director at Northseal Scaffolding, Lara Zavaroni, says: “We’ve been working with Actavo’s Glasgow branch for just over nine months and our business relationship has always been very professional. Our business with each other is expanding month by month. Actavo is our main supplier. We look forward to having a continuing relationship with such a progressive company.” For more information, please visit: genuinely unique organisation.” Dave also took this opportunity to congratulate founder member Goliath Homeworld on celebrating 30 years in business and to thank MD Steve Hancox as he retires from the Network VEKA Advisory Panel, after 20 years of sharing his knowledge and expertise. A b-oompah evening celebration This year's Gala Dinner and Awards was a black-tie event, with a twist. The celebrations kicked off with a Champagne reception, and a Bavarian theme ensured that the atmosphere was fun and the beer was flowing. This year's Awards were recategorised for the first time, now being judged on company size rather than region. This meant that members were competing against comparable companies up and down the country, not only those in their own area. Trophies were presented by VEKA's Head of Partner Programmes Karen Lund and Six-Times World Snooker Champion Steve Davis, who steps down as Brand Ambassador this year, after 11 years proudly representing Network VEKA.


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Office design impacts local commercial market One year since its completion 184 Shepherd’s Bush Road,

west London has increased by almost 17% since Q1 2015

designed by architecture practice ColladoCollins, has had and is expected to rise to £62.50 in 2018, from £55.50 per a considerable effect on the Hammersmith commercial square feet currently. market. The site, formerly a car garage and showroom, is now a bustling office for the headquarters of customer Roy Collado, Partner at ColladoCollins, comments: “From service company dunnhumby. The building now houses up our work in the area and my role on the Hammersmith and to 1,250 employees and spans 115,000 feet over 6 floors.

Fulham Council Design Review Panel, Hammersmith’s unlocked potential in terms of commercial offering is

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ColladoCollins Architects is a London-based

practice with work ranging from masterplanning to architecture in the residential, leisure, commercial and mixed-use sectors. The practice is

skilled at unravelling complex planning issues and regenerating challenging sites.

Projects include the restoration and extension of

the striking Grade II listed building at 184 Shepherds Bridge Road, the regeneration of a

World Heritage Site in Bath City Centre and a headquarters office building for 1,000 staff in West London.

allow for large-scale regeneration that will increase the number of homes, improve public leisure and work spaces, and redefine cycle and pedestrian connections. This will greatly benefit not only workers aiming to move from central London, but the local community as well, with the possibility of 10,000 new jobs as a result�. 184 Shepherd’s Bush has set a new benchmark for the area. It has been designed in a way that fosters a sense of community, accommodates a variety of working environments and, with a stairwell introduced through the entire building, there is a floor-to-floor connection that encourages social interaction.

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Mr Slim R32 models bring advanced benefits at the same price

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new range of air conditioning units utilising the new refrigerant R32 which will be available at the same price as the equivalent R410A units. The R32 Mr Slim Power Inverter split type models are the second product range in the company’s UK lineup to utilise R32 refrigerant – which has a low global warming potential (GWP). “We have kept the price exactly the same as our current R410A Mr Slim Power Inverter line up as we see this eliminating a big hurdle in the adoption of this new refrigerant, which is an important change to help combat global warming,” explains Carl Dickinson on behalf of the company.

technology, whilst maintaining the familiarity of the current Mr Slim Power Inverter range as Dickinson explains: “The size, look, feel and controls for the new R32

“Anyone planning on using, designing or installing air conditioning in the coming years will now need to take into account the GWP of the system to meet the requirements of the F-Gas Regulations,” adds Dickinson.

models remain the same as existing R410A Power Inverter models so that changing over to R32 will be as easy as possible for building owners.

the UK. The longer pipe runs are designed to make Mr Slim R32 even more flexible and allow systems to be installed where previous site restrictions would not allow. Mr Slim R32 Power Inverter models are available in twin and triple split configurations and offer full heating capacity down to -3ºC. The range also includes Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Replace technology which can utilise existing pipework, making it ideal for office and retail refurbishments.

“We have recognised that familiarity is important for global brands, such as high street retailers that need to ensure consistency of design, whatever size of building they operate,” he adds, “this should make it easier for companies that want to embrace R32 to show how they are helping combat global warming.”

“R32 units have already been available in Japan for over two years now and we have taken that knowledge and experience and refined it to develop this advanced lineup, which improves efficiency, increases pipe runs and adds other benefits too,” explains Dickinson.

Not only do the systems offer better performance at the same price, they also offer longer pipe runs with 100 metres available on the 10kW, 12.5kW and 14kW models – 25 metres longer than the equivalent R410A versions and the longest currently available on the market. This includes a 30-metre lift that is unique in

The new R32 Mr Slim line-up is available from July 2017 and further information is available on the dedicated website, which also includes product information sheets, videos and infographics on the background to the introduction of R32 refrigerant and our products.

In March 2014, the European Parliament passed the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation legislation with the key objective of reducing F-Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030. The overall intention is to cut the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high GWP. R32 has a GWP of 675 compared to R410A refrigerant which has a GWP of 2,088 and Dickinson sees this as an important reason why the market is expected to move quickly to the new refrigerant: “Not only will this help businesses demonstrate what they are doing to help the environment, the use of R32 also allows the Mr Slim units to offer increased efficiency compared to equivalent R410A models.” Mitsubishi Electric is first to the UK market with such an expansive line-up and the new R32 Mr Slim Power Inverter models have been built specifically for the new refrigerant. The range includes ten outdoor units offering singlephase and 3-phase options, with a capacity range from 3.5 to 14kW. 25 individual indoor units are also available as ceiling cassettes, ceiling concealed ducted, wall-mounted and ceiling suspended models. Mr Slim Power Inverters are also available in twin and triple multi-split configurations delivering complete flexibility for system designers. The Mr Slim R32 Power Inverter models bring together the latest

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20 HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION Get multizoned with MRX1 controller

Consort Claudgen has launched their latest innovation, the MRX1 Multizone wireless controller, which offers ‘zoning’ of your electric heating system. This central controller can control up to 8 heating zones using the existing CRX2 controllers, where each CRX2 can control multiple Consort RX heaters in the same room or zone. The MRX1 has a large touchscreen LCD colour display, is simple to set up and easy to programme. A 7-day programme with 6 time periods per day can be set separately for each zone and if required, be duplicated across other zones saving time. Temperature adjustments for all zones can also be done simultaneously. With extensive heat control options and energy saving features, the MRX1 controller provides great energy and cost saving making it ideal for home or commercial property owners. CONSORT CLAUDGEN Enquiry No.409

DRU introduces Dik Geurts Odin

DRU has introduced a new wood stove under the Dik Geurts brand this spring. Odin is a circular stove with a multitude of installation options. It is available in 2 sizes, 100 and 120 cms diameter and there are four different versions; a wall-mounted stove, a stove that is suspended from the ceiling, a stove that is mounted on a ‘plateau’ and a ‘tunnel’ stove that can be viewed from both sides. Odin generates a stunning log fire with swooping, curved flames, which are controlled by the unique Dik Geurts ‘Thermo-glide’ air slide. The exterior is finished in dark anthracite, with matching flue covers and the interior is lined with heat resistant vermiculite. DRU Enquiry No.410

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New humidifier range from Condair Condair, the world’s leading humidification specialist, is expanding its product portfolio with a range of advanced commercial and industrial dehumidifiers. The new Condair dehumidifier range comprehensively covers both desiccant and condensing technologies with extensive standard capacities from 0.5kg/h to 182kg/h (@20°C/60%RH). Custom units are also available, which are capable of providing even greater dehumidification or operating under specific or extreme environmental conditions required by an application. Condair desiccant dehumidifiers use a silicacoated sorption rotor to absorb moisture from the air. This type of technology is ideal for low temperature conditions or applications that require very dry air, below 50%RH.

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Panasonic generates significant savings in restored water tower An abandoned water tower on the outskirts of Harrogate, Yorkshire, has been converted into a stunning family home by Carol and Majid Nadry from Bradford. Sustainability and energy efficiency were at the heart of the project, so they chose an air source heat pump from Panasonic to provide a low-Carbon heating and hot water solution. Energy efficiency was one of the core principles of their restoration project, and this presented a number of challenges to Cumbriabased renewable heating firm Heacol, who were asked to design and install the heating and hot water system. System design has a significant impact on how efficiently it runs, as a heating system that is not designed and installed correctly will not deliver optimum performance. As a large four storey building, it was crucial that the property had a powerful water flow to provide an even capacity around the building, and that all this was achieved with energy efficient technology. As the water tower was so old and run down, the installation had more in common with a new build project than a retrofit. Heacol were therefore able to design the whole system themselves, rather than adapt it to existing infrastructure, which appealed to the Nadrys as it meant that they could ensure it was as efficient as possible. PANASONIC Enquiry No.412

World’s first system for hot tapping PE-Xa district heating networks REHAU NEXUS makes it possible to retrospectively extend an existing heat network or add a ventilation or measuring point to a district heating system using REHAU orange PE-Xa pipes. Expansions can be carried out during operation and under pressure without disrupting the supply, and up to 80% quicker. Savings of up to 50% on civil costs are also possible as only half the installation trench space is required. NEXUS has been designed with a unique 3D silicone seal, offering exceptional durability, even in temperature malfunctions up to 110°C. NEXUS’ Teflon coated clamps are also designed for maximum temperature resistance and safety. REHAU secured TÜV certification for its use with their orange PE-Xa pipes to prove the highest levels of reliability. REHAU






Our MRX1 Multizone wirelesss controller can control up to 8 heating zones using the existing ting CRX2 controllers, where each CRX2 can control multiple Consort RX heaters in the same room or zone.



central controller great energy and cost saving can be retrofitted to RXX systems ideal for home or commercial mercial property owners

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INSPIRATION, APPLICATION, SOLUTION! DRU gas fires are among the most advanced heating appliances in Europe, with a choice of over 50 models. There are many inspiring designs, including 2, 3-sided, seethrough and freestanding fires.

Complete freedom of installation They require no chimney, and with the addition of the patented DRU PowerVent® extended flue system, they can be installed in the most unlikely locations.

Tablet or smartphone controls You can select your preferred flame picture, heat output and much more using the exclusive DRU Eco Wave app for tablets and smartphones. It all adds up to the UK’s most complete gas fire solution.

DRU is an approved CPD provider to architects and DRU fires have many design features that make them ideal for inclusion in architect-led projects.

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ultra-green performance, the Stovax’s Vision and Vogue woodburning stove ranges make the ideal choice for the environmentallyconscious homeowner. Many of these stoves are Ecodesign Ready, meeting future emissions regulations ahead of their implementation in 2022 – an attractive heating solution for those who are striving to live greener. With ample heat output and the allure of living flames,



stoves create an impact in any home. Styling possibilities are extended even further, with many optional extras available such as the Glass Plinth

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or stove bench for the Vision, or the Midline log store base for the Vogue, enhancing its vertical presence. With an expansive view of the fire, these eye-catching stoves will complement any interior. For more information, please visit: Stovax Vision Medium woodburning with optional glass top plate, plinth and gloss flue pipe

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Gas fires are available in a variety of frames making it possible for homeowners to tailor their fire to suit their tastes. For those that love the minimalist hole-in-the-wall look, the frameless Edge makes the ideal choice. Alternatively, make a bold statement with frames such as the eye-catching Verve – a frame that is sure to be the talking point of any home interior. For those that are looking for something different from the traditional Log fuel


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Flotex Bacteria from Forbo’s Ettore Sottass collection is pferfectly complemented by Sarlon Uni acoustic vinyl in the entrance area to the Centre


Sarlon Code Zero in medium grey had the acoustic properties and minimal aesthetics required fo this science laboratory.

Marmoleum Modular’s design versatility, resilience and hygienic properties made the floor covering an ideal solution for the busy café

When Ian Gowland of Big Blue Interior Design was asked to recommend and specify floor coverings for the new look Life Café at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle, he knew from past experience that Marmoleum Modular ticked all the boxes for this busy facility at the heart of the pioneering science village.

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Marmoleum Modular adds zest to Centre for Life “The centre attracts around 250,000 people annually, and the café is particularly popular,” he said, “so it needed a floor covering that would stand the test of time in terms of durability and aesthetics. I told my client about the many benefits of Marmoleum Modular, including how it’s designed to cope with heavy footfall and the availability of a variety of colours, patterns and formats – which meant that we could create any type of design

– and they were very happy with the option.” Ian specified Marmoleum Modular planks in a 100 x 25cm format for the café, choosing trace of nature, rocky ice and Cliffs of Moher colourways and a random installation pattern. “They’ve helped to create a calming, yet contemporary atmosphere,” said Ian, “and it’s a massive improvement on the previous look.” Sam Watson, Director of Durham Flooring who completed the installation, agreed: “The design looks sleek, modern and streamlined and it gives the Life Café a modern lift,” he said. “The natural colours complement each other and the new furnishings really well, giving it a great ambience.” In other areas of the centre Sarlon Code Zero (in medium grey) and Sarlon Uni (in blue) were specified for their durability and acoustic properties. The rich blue acoustic vinyl is beautifully complemented in the entrance area by

Flotex Bacteria from Forbo’s Ettore Sottsass collection – an appropriate choice for a building dedicated to science. “Forbo has really hit the nail on the head with its range of colours and designs available,” said Ian, “my clients always love them.” The Centre for Life will also benefit from the hygienic attributes of its new floor coverings. Flotex and Marmoleum have earned the Allergy UK ‘Seal of Approval’ as, with the correct cleaning regime, they will not harbour allergens or dust mites, making them ideal for busy educational establishments and visitor attractions. Liz Dean, Trading and Operations Director at Centre for Life commented on the impact that the flooring had made at the venue: “We’re so glad that Big Blue Design recommended Forbo’s flooring; it not only looks great, but its performance is second to none! It is able to withstand the heavy footfall from all of our visitors on a daily basis, whilst retaining its good looks.”

For more information on Marmoleum Modular please telephone 0844 822 3928, email or visit

Big Blue Interior Design chose a selection of natural colours from the Marmoleum Modular range to give the café a ‘modern lift’.

Enquiry No.229

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is the exclusive UK supplier of Global leader inpro

Prrotecting Walls Leading UK designer and manufacturer of protection products, Intastop Ltd, has announced, its status as the exclusive UK supplier of Inpro IPC Door and Wall protection systems. Inpro is a US based global manufacturer of wall, corner, door protection and hand rails designed for healthcare, leisure Decades of Experience Intastop has over 25 years’ experience in the door and wall protection market and has partnered Inpro because of its quality of product, manufacturing processes and track record which underpins its own philosophy of the protection of doors, people and places.  Over the years Intastop has worked in conjunction with many NHS Trusts, specifiers and facility managers to provide products and solutions that meet their specific needs.  The company has gained an enviable reputation for an extensive portfolio of products that have been specifically designed to prevent damage to surfaces, extend the life of the building and provide a more aesthetically pleasing interior whilst at the same time addressing the need to reduce HCAIs and maintenance costs.  

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Enviable Portfolio The inclusion of Inpro’s variety of door and wall protection products along with corner guards, crash rails, handrails, wall cladding, Sanparrel™ Rigid Sheet and much more perfectly compliments Intastop’s door protection range which incorporates frame protection, door edge guards and geared hinges. In addition, Intastop’s anti-ligature range focuses on the protection of patients and staff primarily within mental health facilities. Products to meet their needs, including its renowned SecuraHinge - a continuous geared hinge, Removable Door Stop, Double Swing Hinge, revolutionary Door Top Alarm and the unique IVision - a new vision panel offering up to 95% more visibility. For further detailed information about Protecting Doors, People and Places visit

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26 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS New surfaces to A&D community

CASE STUDY: Cheshire Mansion, Elmwood Cranage BAL has provided a full tiling solution for the renovation of a six bedroom country house in Cheshire tiled by Mark Isherwood from Artisan Tiling. Featuring intricate brick slips, porcelain plank tiles and

Granorte is delighted with the ongoing progress of its collaboration with Material Lab, with the latest in cork, leather and fabrics presented to guests at this central London hub of surface design. In recent times, Granorte has been proud to add its own name to this list, presenting the A&D community with beautiful cork, leather and fabric surface products that champion not only trending looks but also practical credentials such and acoustic and thermal insulation, with sustainability and exceptional quality assurance to boot. GRANORTE

The photo shows SonaSpray fcx trowelled acoustic decorative finish applied to the upper walls throughout the project to control reverberation and reduce overall noise levels. Hard flat surfaces such as wooden floors and plastered walls reflect sound, thereby increasing and amplifying noise levels within the space resulting in poor sound quality and excessive volumes. Oscar Acoustics provide a range of acoustic spray applied finishes from textured to the smoothest acoustic plaster available. SonaSpray fcx shown is a one coat acoustic decorative finish with an attractive flat, lightly pitted surface. It is spray applied and will conform to almost any surface shape. Oscar Acoustics Enquiry No.416

polished porcelain, the stunning redevelopment also features an external water feature tiled with split face stone. A total of 400m2 of tiling was completed on both the ground and first floor of the property including the kitchen, four bathrooms and a cloak room over a calcium sulfate screed which was sanded and primed with BAL PRIME APD and decoupled using BAL RAPID-MAT uncoupling mat system. Designed by Stuart Frazer Kitchens, the kitchen area features 1200x300mm Argento Sycamore porcelain plank tiles and a wall feature with split face stone supplied by Manderin Stone. As the kitchen and hallway floors weren’t flat, Mark used BAL LEVEL MAX levelling compound to create a smooth and level surface to tile onto. The four bathrooms and the ground-floor cloakroom were all designed by Emma Scott from C.P Hart and feature a range of polished porcelain tiles. Tiled in a linear pattern, the master en-suite features 895 x 446mm Jumble Cemento tiles, while the loft bathroom is tiled with Aalto Collagna on the floor with 596 x 596mm tiles, and 596 x 295mm tiles on the wall in a linear pattern. The main family bathroom at the property is tiled in dark brown Aalto Toanna, again in a linear pattern on the floor and walls. The ground floor cloakroom is tiled in Aalto Cerreto 600 x 300mm also in a linear pattern. Aalto is a colour-bodied porcelain tile inspired by the hills of central Italy. The warm, organic colours vary markedly within each tile, reflecting a natural landscape. BAL Enquiry No.417

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Come fly with Gerflor at British Irish Airport Expo

The British-Irish Airports EXPO, hosted by Birmingham Airport, returns to The NEC in June 2017 to present airports, airlines, vendors, service providers and the wider air transport eco-system with the opportunity to share experience and make valuable business connections. The event also features a large amphitheatre- style conference stage within the exhibition, where British-Irish airport CEOs and other CAPEX, Operations Directors, and senior departmental specialists present their development and CAPEX plans.

The British Irish Airport Expo 7-8th June at the NEC is a veritable ‘runway’ of manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the very latest products that are relevant to the aviation sector in today’s climate. With more than 70 years’ experience of innovation driven by substantial investment in research and development, Gerflor is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of vinyl flooring. Their commitment to research and design means that they can save airports time and money. Gerflor supply fast track installations with no need to close the facility. Their GTI Max product is a perfect solution for front of house, walkways and corridors. GERFLOR

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Gdańsk’s new museum puts history at the ground level

The recently opened Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, the biggest historical museum in Poland, specified 4,000 m2 of Flowcrete’s Peran SL flooring to create unique finishes that were an integral part of the museum’s exhibits. The Museum of the Second World War is a modern venue that presents the history of the war as the greatest cataclysm of the 20th century with a focus on the stories of individuals, societies and nations. The museum has been developed at Władysław Bartoszewski square in Gdańsk – the city where the war broke out, at the Motława river, close to the historical city centre. The museum’s project is authored by “Kwadrat” architectural studio from Gdynia. The Belgian architectural firm Tempora designed the permanent exhibition, after it was selected in an international architectural competition. It is located 14 metres under the ground and covers around 5,000 m2, which makes it one of the largest historical museum exhibitions in the world. The main exhibition

comprises three main narrative blocks: "The Road to War", "The Terror of War" and "The Long Shadow of War" divided into 18 thematic sections. The collection shown at the exhibition includes two and a half thousand objects and approximately 240 modern multimedia displays. Flowcrete Poland supplied the technology and materials for the floor in both the museum’s hall and exhibition rooms, which was installed by TQS Flooring. The floors were made in 12 different colours, including white, black, khaki, light and dark shades of brown and grey, with PU Matt coating. Resin flooring in natural shades of browns and greys perfectly suited the industrial, minimalist aesthetics of the Museum of the Second World War. Using Peran SL also meant that the museum could create attractive and powerful visual effects, like in one exhibition room where posters and old newspapers were sealed into the resin floor so that the visitors could walk above them. Peran SL is an epoxy-based, 2-3 mm thick flooring system, which provides an even and smooth surface.

Due to its high resistance to mechanical damage it is usually applied in industrial environments with heavyduty wheel traffic, however its durability and appearance also makes it ideal for public venues subject to high levels of foot traffic - such as the Museum of the Second World War, which was visited by almost 2,000 people per day after it opened. The robust material offers impressive durability and resistance against not just the intensive pedestrian traffic but also heavy loads, which here included exceptionally heavy objects, such as a German Torpedo G7a weighing over 1,000 kg, which was extracted from the bottom of the Gulf of Gdańsk, and even a Sherman Firefly tank! Apart from Peran SL flooring in the hall and exhibition rooms, Flowcrete Poland also supplied 6,000 m2 of its specialist Deckshield ID car park deck coating system for the museum’s two-storey underground car park, which was installed by IMR company. Both of the flooring applicators that worked on this project are Flowcrete Poland approved contractors. Enquiry No.231

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Hörmann offers the very best in energy efficiency and space-saving solutions At the beginning of the year, the UK’s leading door manufacturer, Hörmann, launched two new additions to its range of Sectional and RollMatic garage doors. Both products not only offer homeowners new options when it comes to thermal efficiency, but also the latest in space-saving technology. For those seeking ways to reduce heat loss, Hörmann’s LPU 67 Thermo Sectional garage doors have been designed to achieve the company’s lowest ever U-value, providing up to 50% more thermal insulation than previous models. It achieves this by using 67mm thick, polyurethane foam filled panels and double-lip seals on all four sides. As well as its thermal benefits, this latest range comes with Hörmann’s proven finger trap protection to help eliminate potential trap zones both internally and externally. If you select the premium version of the LPU 67 Thermo, the fitting parts, frames, tracks and connections come in a highquality polyester powder paint coating. This is finished in Grey White RAL 9002, giving the interior of your door an exclusive look. The LPU 67 Thermo is also available in a variety of finishes, colours, and glazing options.

Ideal for those wanting to make the most out of a small space, Hörmann’s RollMatic OD has been designed to utilise the very best in space-saving technology, running along a horizontal guide rail instead of rolling around a central drum. By incorporating the operator into the guide rail, this latest roller door from Hörmann is an ideal choice for individuals that have a low headroom availability and don’t want to compromise on drive-through height. Hörmann is world renowned for producing quality doors, and these latest additions are an example of just that. To speak to a Hörmann representative for more information, please contact 01530 516888 or visit

Enquiry No.232

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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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Garador launches visualise your door tool

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Garador has launched a new website-based tool to show exactly what a new Garador garage door will look like on a property. Garador’s Visualise your Door lets you upload a picture of your property, mock-up an image of a garage door and then print it off. Garador created the Visualise your Door tool to help people see what their garage door will look like on their property before they buy. It has been designed to be easily accessible from a desktop PC or tablet; making adjustments with a mouse or just your fingers on an iPad. The complete range of Garador doors and colours; including Up & Over, Sectional, GaraRoll and Side Hinged garage doors, is available. Positioning a Garador garage door onto an image of your property is easy, and you can change the style and colour of the door at the click of a button. Getting the right Garador garage door helps to maximise the value of your property, and this new tool is the easiest way available on the market to ensure you get it right. Find out more by visiting

MIX AND MATCH DOORS with a little help from PREMDOR

Enquiry No. 234

As one of the country’s foremost door manufacturers, Premdor has one of the most extensive collections of internal and external door designs available to the UK market. It can therefore be seen that the extent of the colourways, designs and finishes provides the perfect opportunity to add value to a home or commercial establishment by mixing and matching contrasting door styles upstairs and downstairs, including external entrance doors. Whilst the use of internal wall colour, texture and design is the accepted norm, the concept of using doors to achieve a decorative effect can often be overlooked. Whether it be new build or a refurbishment project the coordination of a Contemporary Oak finish downstairs complementing a White Moulded option upstairs can lead to a dramatic decorative effect. To begin to understand the endless creative permutations see the latest Premdor product brochure and let your imagination mix and match.   For further information, please call 0844 209 0008 for a brochure or visit Enquiry No. 235

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32 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING New generation energy efficient steel windows from West Leigh

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Axim: The UK's No: 1 Supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers for 30 years Axim Architectural Hardware are celebrating their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and are delighted to have reached this milestone. Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd) and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey. Axim designs and supplies a comprehensive in-stock range of Transom Closers, Panic Exit Devices, Electric Strikes, Deadlatches, Surface Mounted Door Closers, Floor Springs, Flush Bolts, Letter Plates, Locks and Handles through a Pan-European distributor supply chain.

Ideal for new build and renovation projects, where energy efficiency and aesthetics are key, the new MTS50 steel window offers narrow sight lines and a U-value as low as 1.4 W/m2K, depending on the glazing unit employed. The use of the system has been pioneered in the UK by West Leigh ( , working closely with Swiss designer and supplier, Ottostumm. It is based on highly engineered, thermally broken steel sections designed to closely replicate the character of the traditional W20 steel window. The design of the thermally broken profile means that MTS50 steel windows are manufactured differently from traditional solid, hot rolled steel section windows. With this in mind, West Leigh, a member of the Steel Window Association, developed new window manufacturing techniques and appropriate paint applications. In the twelve months since launching the MTS50 profile, the company has successfully employed it to fulfill over £1 million of supply and install orders. West Leigh has introduced the MTS50 steel window to extend the range of solutions available to specifiers, especially in the new build sector where outstanding contemporary architecture is required. Offering all the benefits traditionally associated with steel windows, including slender profiles, large panes of glass, good light transmission and large opening windows, the MTS50 provides incredible versatility. WEST-LEIGH

Renowned for their technical expertise and exceptional customer service, they pride themselves on their competitive pricing and excellent stock holding and are the UK's No:1 supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers. Axim's achievements over the last 30 years have been made possible by the hard work and dedication of its team and through the continued support and loyalty of their customers, some of which have been with Axim since 1987. This testimonial demonstrate how Axim's customers value it's service, technical support and product offer. "What can I say against Axim!  Other than you and your staff are exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to technical information about your products. Nothing is ever a problem nor too much trouble to sort out. It’s a real pleasure having Axim on our approved suppliers list" Craig Turner (Purchasing Manager) Senior Architectural Systems. AXIM Enquiry No.422

New front doors from GARADOR Garador is introducing five exciting new styles into its range of FrontGuard front entrance doors. Garador’s FrontGuard and FrontGuard Plus doors are already recognised for their exceptional engineering and outstanding thermal properties. The new doors in the Garador FrontGuard range include the FGS410, FGS430, FGS450, FGS515 and FGS600, all offering some fresh innovative design features as well as continuing the high levels of functionality and insulation to minimise heat loss. For instance the new FGS 600 includes a 65mm thick door leaf, as well as a thermal break and dense PU foam built into the door frame to reduce heat loss, plus sturdy rubber seals on all four sides of the door panel. Security is also top priority and the new doors all offer a specially engineered five point security locking system as standard. Easy installation is key with all Garador doors, and the new FrontGuard doors come with three way adjustable hinges to ensure a quick and simple installation process.


The new doors come in a range of modern colours and designs. Find out more by calling 01935 443722 or visit Enquiry No.423

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Bi-folding doors / Sliding doors / Entrance doors / Slimline windows / Roof lanterns / Commercial glazing

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’A ‘Slide and Fold’ Solution From Aluprof’ The new sliding folding ‘MB-86 FOLD LINE’ is the latest addition in a wide range of sliding doors systems from leading European aluminium systems company, Aluprof. With one of the slimmest hinged stile sight line of just 133mm, the new system maximises the all important glass area. Designed for heavy duty use, the system is suitable for both residential and commercial installations, and offers excellent life expectancy. The MB-86 FOLD LINE features a 77mm wide, triple chamber door leaf profile, with a 34mm polyamide thermal break for excellent thermal insulation and strength, allowing doors of up to 2700 mm high and 1000 mm wide. The Aluprof designed, dedicated hardware, allows door leafs of up to 100Kg in weight to be accommodated with the option of triple, or quadruple glazing, to be easily specified up to 60mm in thickness.  Rebated and low-level thresholds are an option as well as Architectural aluminium specialist Hueck UK has added to its commercial offering with the launch of a new product set to revolutionise façade technology. Trigon GSP is a glass-sandwich system that allows architects to create complex office and store facades quickly and cost-efficiently. Opaque glass-sandwich panels and concealed mounting offers seamless glass looks without visible structural elements.

open in and open out options for the folding arrangement. With a low profile count, for what is a very flexible sliding folding system, fabricators do not need to stock an extensive range of profiles to manufacture the complete system. Furthermore, the ‘MB-86 FOLD LINE’ is fully compatible with the MB86 range of framing, door and window systems making it one of the most flexible systems for any application. It should therefore come as no surprise that Aluprof systems are increasingly being specified on a wide range 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.   Further information is available on the company website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof UK offices on 0161 941 4005. Enquiry No.241

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Each surface can then be individually printed with colours images and lettering, making complex office and store facades easily achieved. The system offers continuous glass lengths of up to 16 metres and can achieve U-values of up to 0.13 W/m2K in opaque areas. Trigon GSP is one of four new products recently launched by Hueck to help architects unlock new opportunities in the domestic and commercial markets. Leon Friend, Director at Hueck comments: “Trigon GSP has been launched as part of our commitment to the research and development of products that will give architects a complete solution to all project types

and requirements. “We believe that we have pushed the boundaries with Trigon GSP and are delighted to bring a product to market that will make the design and process of complex façade projects quicker and simpler.”

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.

The company offers a wide choice of profiles, all of which are designed to integrate with each other. Enquiry No.242

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Quality Acoustic Seals for Doors & Windows Sealmaster DropSeal An automatic DropSeal which fills the gap between the door bottom and the floor or threshold plate. Suitable for new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster DropSeal provides smoke containment and acoustic sealing. Tested to BS EN 1634-1 2014 BS EN 1363-1 2012 & BS476 Part 22. Durability tested to more than 1,000,000 cycles. Can be used in conjunction with Sealmaster Delta and Double Fin Acoustic Seals. Available in a wide range of sizes.

Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal Providing excellent acoustic sealing, the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is durable and easy to install. Maintenance free and suitable for both new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 40db. Designed and manufactured in the UK, and available in Black, Brown and White.

Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal Quality and easy to install acoustic door seal with excellent acoustic sealing. Designed and manufactured in the UK the Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 40db, and suitable for both new and retrofit specifications. The durable Delta comes with self-adhesive tape for standard single or double-lead doorsets. Available in Black, Brown, White and Transparent.

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Kemper System’s Kemperol 2K-PUR solventfree and odourless waterproofing membrane has been used to refurbish an 85 metre high food silo on London’s River Thames. Enquiry No.418


KEMPEROL keeps London’s Silos Functional Working in conjunction with Capital Roofing Co Ltd of Blackheath in Greenwich, the client, ADM UK, needed a swift refurbishment of one of its silos containing linseed, as water was leaking in. Capital Roofing Co Ltd chose Kemperol 2K-PUR to refurbish the roof and expansion joints around the perimeter of the silo because of its ease of application and difficult to access project location. The contractors were able to install Kemper’s liquid system on top of the existing felt roof. After cleaning and priming the substrate, the Kemperol 2K-PUR resin was then applied in a single, wet-on-wet process. Reinforcement fleece was laid directly onto the first application of wet resin, immediately followed by more resin on top to ensures complete saturation of the reinforcement fleece. Once cured, the system forms a seamless,

elastomeric waterproof membrane that cannot delaminate, is UV stable, and creates a strong bond directly to the substrate. Because of the exposed location of the silo, contractors were faced with high winds during installation. The handling and laying of sheet membrane materials would have increased the health and safety risk, so Kemper’s twocomponent liquid applied system was ideally suited to the conditions. Chris Shulver at Capital Roofing Co Ltd, said: “This tricky project required a durable waterproofing solution that was quick and easy to apply given the location of the silo. Not only did Kemper’s Kemperol 2K-PUR system offer these benefits, but we could also provide peace of mind to the end client that the solution would ensure a completely seamless and durable waterproofing solution for many years to come – even in its exposed location. “Operatives had to work at greater

heights than normal on this project, facing the elements as well as strong winds. Application of Kemperol doesn’t require any hot works needing gas bottles or boilers so it was easier to transport product to site, and we could complete the job quickly and to the full satisfaction of the end client.” Stuart Hicks at Kemper System Ltd, added: “The plant was first built in 1902 and has expanded over the years to provide more milling and processing silos for speciality feed ingredients. Because this particular silo contained food, a solution to stop the water ingress needed to be devised as quickly as possible. Kemperol 2K-PUR’s speed and ease of installation meant the plant could continue to function with very little disruption.” ADM mills tonnes of wheat per year at its London site as well as six other facilities in England and Scotland. Website: Enquiry No.244

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Reflectatherm chosen for major development Relectatherm Plus from the A. Proctor Group Ltd has been chosen as a high performance reflective, vapour resistant membrane to protect the homes in a new £9.5 million housing development in Dundee. The use of Reflectatherm Plus signifi cantly reduces the risks of condensation, by providing high levels of vapour resistance for the housing stock.

STO Solutions chosen to protect major new scottish hospital Some 20,000 square meters of external wall insulation provided by Sto Ltd have been used on the largest new hospital campus in Europe, along with a range of different Sto render finishes. The Sto products have been used to clad sections of the new 1,677 bed Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus in Glasgow’s Govan district. This was a major project, and given the nature of the building, effective insulation was absolutely essential in terms of ensuring patient comfort,” explains Sto’s Technical

Consultant, Alan Palmer. “Our StoTherm Vario external wall insulation was the perfect solution for that requirement, but as this project shows, combining it with different types of render and installation methods allowed that solution to be tailored to suit different parts of the building.” The StoTherm Vario M system was applied to the main hospital building. “This is an expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation with a mineralic reinforcing coat,” Alan adds. “It makes for a very efficient single-leaf construction with excellent thermal insulation, but it’s also able to meet stringent fire safety standards.” Enquiry No.425 STO LTD

Reflectatherm Plus provides a vapour tight layer, which restricts the passage of water vapour, combined with a heat refl ecting low emissivity coating, designed to enhance the energy performance of the building envelope. It has long been recognised that the correct management of moisture vapour within buildings is an important aspect of ensuring the longevity of not only the building fabric, but also the health of the occupants. A. PROCTOR GROUP LTD Enquiry No.424


through these stages. Pale Blue Weatherboard cladding was used to great effect on the second show home - 21st Century Cottage. A traditional cottage with a contemporary twist designed to appeal to metropolitan families relocating to the countryside or as a second home. The house featured a beautiful thatch roof and timber cladding with the lower level also clad with ultra hard-wearing, low maintenance Freefoam Fortex pvc cladding.

Every year one of the most popular elements of the Ideal Home Show at Olympia, London is the full size show homes. Visitors to this year’s show were treated to two stunning properties, both featuring Freefoam Fortex cladding. Pale Gold Double Shiplap cladding formed the exterior finish of a three apartment structure designed to reflect the three stages in life, first time buyer, new family home and downsizing. Visitors were invited to ‘climb the property ladder’ apartments to navigate first-hand the design and practical challenges faced by designers and city dwellers alike as they move

David Richards, Director David Richard Associates, commissions the homes each year and explained the background to this year’s projects “We wanted to showcase the flexibility of modern PVC building materials and to show how they can be used on both contemporary and traditional developments. Both homes were constructed off site by Futureform Housing Ltd so we needed to source a light, easy to handle product that would withstand the rigors of transportation and look good at the show. We have been delighted with the Freefoam cladding range and its performance throughout the project and would recommend it to homeowners and housebuilders - it made a stunning finish to both properties.”

Freefoam Marketing Manager, Louise Sanderson commented “ With over 20,000 visitors each day to the Show we were really pleased to have the Freefoam cladding range exposed to such a large, engaged homeowner audience. Cladding is rapidly becoming a very popular home improvement product and our range is meeting the demands and aspirations of homeowners and housebuilders alike. Available in a choice of eight subtle colours the range has been developed specifically for both renovation and new build projects, the perfect product to create an ‘Ideal Home!” Enquiry No.245 En

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Copper in the Park Distinctive Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper cladding plays a unifying role in Glancy Nicholls Architects’ competition-winning design of the Chamberlain Hall complex for the University of Birmingham.

Set in a ‘listed’ historic park, the new complex replaces 20th century buildings that proved unsuitable for modern, sustainable student accommodation and unfeasible to improve. Conceived as a landmark tower with three adjacent, linear ‘finger’ wings, the complex provides 726 student rooms, split into 5 and 6 ensuite bedroomed clusters and 1bedroom studios. Communal facilities including a bar, restaurant and conference space are provided in the ground floor of the tower. The footprint of the new complex sits within the perimeter of the previous buildings, minimising impact on the surrounding parkland. The architects’ ambition was to create a cohesive concept using materials and building forms to tie together the development as a whole. On the three ‘finger’ wings, brickwork matching local buildings acts as a ‘grounding’ material at low level with Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper cladding as a striking, robust

and high-quality finish above. The ends of the wings overlooking the park are highlighted by copper frames projecting out to add solar shading. Conceived as ‘a landmark for the University within the wider city skyline’, the tower is based on a cranked Xshape plan with two elements, one 21storeys, the other 17-storeys, linked by glazing overlooking two local landmarks. The taller element is brick, contrasting with its copper clad neighbour which appears to float above the entrance pavilion. The copper cladding on all the buildings incorporates perforated copper panels for natural ventilation to bedroom units and living spaces, opened internally. Project architect Parminder Degan commented on the choice of Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper: “The challenge was to provide a material for the tower which responds well to the autonomous colours of the site. Copper is a natural product which changes over

time. The pre-oxidised finish accelerated the ageing process of the copper from a shiny material and provides a dark brown finish more in keeping with the site”. Nordic Brown products are preoxidised at Aurubis’ factory to give straightaway the same oxidised brown surface that otherwise develops over time in the environment. The thickness of the oxide layer determines the colour - either Nordic Brown Light or the darker Nordic Brown – and the darkening oxidisation process continues in the natural environment. Other Aurubis Architectural surfaces include Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’, as well as Nordic Green and Nordic Blue factory-applied patinas developed with properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world. Aurubis copper alloys include Nordic Brass – also available pre-weathered – Nordic Bronze and the innovative

Nordic Royal with a long-lasting golden colour. Aurubis is part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler. For more information email: or visit:

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Foam Insulation

Regional developer relying on YBS Roof and Wall Membrane Solutions

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%.

A property developer constructing an enclave of detached properties in an east Hertfordshire village is making extensive use of products from the portfolio of YBS Insulation, to ensure the exterior elevations offer excellent thermal performance while controlling moisture movement. After originally considering rigid foam insulation and a conventional vapour check for the walls, the builder is employing YBS Insulation’s SuperQuilt within the timber frame construction. This is combined with the manufacturer’s Breather Foil FR externally, both products being supplied through Minster Insulation. Land & County Development specialises in constructing high quality timber framed and

modular homes, styled for contemporary living in a traditional style, sympathetic to the surrounding environment. The founder and Managing Director of Land & County Developments Ltd., Seb Vallance, commented: “We had in the past used high performance, rigid foam insulation boards to cover our timber frames but switching to the YBS Quilt offered a number of advantages. Not only is the multilayer product cheaper and an easier install than the boards, but it also saves applying a separate polythene vapour barrier. It is nicer to work with and offers a very neat finish: where it is fully wrapped. YBS INSULATION

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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 Enquiry No.426

Cellecta expands its portfolio

RUBIK’S Cube roof solved by Contour Roofing and Sika Sarnafil Following last year’s NFRC Roofing Awards win, Sika Sarnafil Registered Contractor Contour Roofing, has once again been recognised for its outstanding work, making the shortlist in the Single Ply category.

Cellecta, the UK’s leading manufacturer of Acoustic & Thermal Insulation have launched their latest product range to an ever-expanding Acoustic range with the introduction of RUBBERfon® ULTRATOP & RUBBERfon® IMPACT. Made from 100% Recycled Rubber and Cork content, the product is suitable for all floor finishes including ceramic tiles, vinyl, wood and laminates. “The importance of offering the right variety of products remains core to the business – Customer demand, and market needs have been a major driving force for this addition with orders already been taken.” Lee Baxter - Southern Divisional Sales & Technical Director CELLECTA

Enquiry No.427

With the success of its previous awardwinning project, Ewart Grove, a London residential new build, Contour was called on again by client Paul Simon Homes to offer a premium waterproofing solution for Cheltenham House. Another new build project in London, comprising of 11 luxury apartments, the entire roof and vertical works are shaped like a Rubik’s Cube – a puzzle that was no match for Contour Roofing’s problem solving skills. Originally specified with metal cladding, the client wished to replicate this look for less cost, while achieving the same beautiful finish. Jonathan Woods, Managing Director at Contour, once more proved that Sarnafil’s single ply membranes can accommodate the

most complex builds, while offering the client one of the most robust extensive product guarantees on the market. Contour worked closely with Sika Sarnafil to generate a bespoke specification with Sika Sarnafil’s recently launched Self Adhered membrane in lead grey, and décor profiles to emulate metal seams. Custom-made Sarnametal details were cut and fabricated to accommodate the various angle changes on the roof, including vent grills to the base of the cube. Sarnafil’s new spray-applied adhesive Primer 610

was quickly and carefully applied to all the vertical areas, to accommodate the application of the Self Adhered Membrane. The weight of each drop (over 18kg) proved extremely challenging, and had to be secured with a peelstop, and fixed at every point with stainless steel SFS fixings. The décor profiles were installed with upmost precision and careful measurement, creating symmetry and uniformity on all four sides of the building.

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keeping staff and crew warm and dry in the harshest of weathers. This scheme is a perfect example of high performance MEG in action where the need for incredibly high performance and durability is married up with low lifecycle costs and aesthetic design. Carrying a BBA Agrément Certificate, MEG is a selfsupporting high pressure laminate (HPL) for cladding the exterior of buildings, balconies and other applications. It features high resistance to temperature, climate shock, weathering, UV light and impact. Furthermore, its chemical resistant nature and closed structure do not allow paint in spray cans, various inks, emulsion paints, lipstick or pastel paints to penetrate into the decorative layer negating the need for any anti-graffiti treatment and making the surface easy to clean.

Abet Laminati’s MEG exterior grade laminate has been used to clad the exterior of the new offices and crew rooms of the RNLI Station in Brighton Marina.

The range is available in over 91 colours in a mix of traditional plain colours, wood finishes, simulated concrete colours and metal. MEG is also able to incorporate Abet’s digital printing technology. This means that almost any design, photograph or pattern can be reproduced in stunning detail to give architects and designers unparalleled freedom to create unusual and dramatic building facades. Designed and supplied by Aliva UK, MEG 414 was chosen to match the ceramic facades of the surrounding buildings and was face fixed with colour coded rivets. The cladding envelopes the Station,

Samples and technical literature are available from Abet Ltd's sample line on tel: 020 7473 6915 or visit Enquiry No.250


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42 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS Saniflo supplies The City of London University Saniflo – inventor of the macerator and sixty years later still the UK’s number one supplier – is working with The City of London University Northampton Square site to provide additional science laboratories, accommodation and washroom facilities, which are being created in a semi-basement on the lower floors of the building, and all without interrupting the daily functioning of the facility. Working with Aveat Heating of Essex, Saniflo is providing 12 Sanicubic 2 Pro macerating pumps for high performance and several Sanispeed pumps and Sanibest macerators for areas where continuity of service is critical. The Sanicubic 2 Pro features dual pumps so that in the unlikely event of a pump failure the other kicks in as a back-up whilst a warning alarm sounds highlighting the need for attention.

Franke launches new developer brochure which includes BIM codes for all products Franke has launched a dedicated new brochure strategically aimed at the developer and contract market, including social housing. Significantly, all of the products in the brochure have a BIM (Building Information Modelling) code with Franke being the first kitchen sink manufacturer to offer this benefit. The products are now live on the BIMStore. The Housebuilder Range encompasses products drawn from Franke and Carron Phoenix to cover all kitchen styles and price points, shaped around the needs of house builders. Says Fiona Bowyer, Marketing Director at Franke: “Assigning BIM codes to each of these products has taken a significant investment of time and resource, but we understand its growing importance to housebuilders to fully plan property design. BIM gives developers better economies of scale, costing and planning benefits.” FRANKE

SANIFLO Enquiry No.430

Roux Lifestyle Ltd., in collaboration with British kitchen manufacturer Moores, will launch a brand new luxurious premium kitchen for the most discerning homes at Grand Designs Live in London, 29th April – 7th May 2017. The Roux Kitchen, crafted for Roux Lifestyle and its Director, world-renowned chef Michel Roux Jr., meets the demands of a world class professional chef. The Roux Kitchen hones in on the functional aspects professional chefs love and expect. It is the small details that set it apart, from integrated lighting to ingenious storage and a meticulously planned layout. Whether you’re crafting a full-works brunch for friends, a heartwarming one-pot for the family or a steamy dinner à deux, a Roux kitchen will give you a professional edge. ROUX LIFESTYLE LTD.

Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit Care. Thomas Dixon, who lives with his mum and dad in Darlington, is delighted with the new bathroom – especially the lime green colour he selected for the shower chair and arm supports. To allow Thomas the freedom to move around the house with the space and ease of access he requires, his parents bought a new bungalow, and for the last 18 months have been adapting it with three extensions to suit their needs. One of the extensions is a new wet-room, which has been fitted with specialist products supplied by Pressalit Care, the leaders in flexible bathroom products. The lime green height adjustable shower chair with arm supports, and a hinged arm support alongside the WC, chosen by the Dixon family, are part of Pressalit Care’s Plus range. PRESSALIT CARE

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Maxtop Quartz Surfaces

While solid stone worktop solutions require around a 3-4 week wait to be ready to fit from the time of order, Maxtop Quartz surfaces are available for immediate sale and installation.

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It is manufactured with a patented polypropylene interior honeycomb core which provides enhanced impact resistance, lightweight ergonomics and waterproof qualities. The innovative surface has the advantage of a 40mm depth, as well as an 8mm solid quartz edge to provide the perfect, uninterrupted finish to any kitchen.

The worktop is supplied from stock to site and can be fitted with the equipment used for laminate worktops, further simplifying the installation process. With ten different finishes available including Black Onyx Sparkle and Warm Grey, Maxtop Quartz is a premium product that is available in a finish to suit any interior. MAXTOP

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As part of its extensive range of tile and stone solutions, Schlüter-Systems provides tile trim, edging and border profiles, including Schlüter®-JOLLY, RONDEC and -QUADEC (square, curved & cubic profiles respectively). These three lines create a highly durable and decorative finishing for wall coverings and skirtings made of tile or stone. Further fuelling creativity, they are now also available in textured finishes inspired by current tiling trends, courtesy of Schlüter®-TRENDLINE. Schlüter®-TRENDLINE is a range of textured finishes for wall profiles. There are a variety of on-trend textured colours available from ivory, beiges and greys that are the perfect match to greige coverings or concrete, right through to rustic brown to tie in perfectly with wood and graphite metal finishes. Additional designer accents can be achieved with the decorative Schlüter®-DESIGNLINE and Schlüter®QUADEC-FS border profiles, which create statement bands of definition in wall installations.


taps, shower, lighting, tile or stone covering in a kitchen or bathroom, then why leave the tile edges exposed, or the choice of profiles to chance? A palette of designs and hundreds of options for finishes, textures, materials and colours are available with Schlüter®-PROFILES. The full range offers an ideal balance of functionality and design, suitable for both residential and commercial projects.

Finishing Touches Matter The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail; when careful consideration has been made to the sanitary-ware,

Specifically designed for neat finishing of tricky corner joints, profile variants Schlüter®-JOLLY-AC, -RONDECAC and -QUADEC-AC are now available in two new finishes - Matt Graphite Black (MGS) and Satin Brilliant White (MBW) to add a sleek and sophisticated finishing touch to any project. For more information, call 01530 813396, email or visit Enquiry No.253

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44 FIRE PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY Achieving dynamic lockdown with Abloy

Security expert Abloy UK is inviting visitors to IFSEC 2017 to view its range of compliant locking solutions that help achieve dynamic lockdown, and attend its seminar on using innovation and technology for mitigating risk. Held on 20 - 22 June 2017 at ExCeL London, IFSEC International is Europe's largest security exhibition. Abloy takes up residence in a new section of the show this year, positioned on stand C1560 in the Borders & Infrastructure area of the exhibition. Steve Wintle, Head of CNI at Abloy UK, said: “With such an industry focus on cyber security risks, there is often the potential to overlook, or underestimate elements of physical security. However the ability to be able to lockdown a building in the event of an emergency such as a terror attack is crucial. ABLOY UK Enquiry No.435

Breach of compartments

As we look around the modern office, factory, or work place it is difficult to imagine the complete array of services that are required to allow such places to function. Lighting, power supplies, computer networking and telephone cables are just some of the many electrical services that exist out of sight, serving the work place. These complex service installations need special consideration to ensure that fire and smoke can be contained and cannot spread through the building via the service layout. Building Regulations and statuary requirements govern the constructional aspects of a building by its design and use. Predominantly with regard to fire safety such regulations and requirements determine the structure and function of the construction to minimise fire spread. Compartmentation and separation of occupancies and functional hazards and the provision of protected means of escape is provided by the walls, ceilings, floors and fire doors of the building. These are graded by their fire resistance and are designed by fire engineering principles, based upon direct test evidence. By making a building functional with the addition of all the required electrical services needed, the designed compartmentation will undoubtedly have become breached. Approved Document ‘B’ ‘Fire Safety’ recommendation to the Building Regulations describes the requirements for the protection of openings and fire stopping of compartmentation elements. This document states that any openings through a compartmenting construction element should be kept as few as possible, as small as practical, and be ‘fire-stopped’. However, in mentioning ‘fire stopped’ it lists some approved materials which in certain circumstances may be unsuitable e.g. for use in stud partitioning, (and prove

New website provides easy New Product Additions to Gradus’ Safety access to information and Protection Systems

Nittan Europe, a leading manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products, has launched a new responsive website providing customers with detailed product information along with an array of support tools and information. has been completely redesigned, with a clean, modern look and intuitive navigation. The new website is content focussed, delivering information and support in easy to access formats. The product section, for example, which is categorised by range, lists all the products within that range including part number, product type and picture. Clicking on an individual product takes you to detailed product information and a button to download relevant technical documents. NITTAN EUROPE Enquiry No.436

Contract specialist Gradus has released its updated Safety and Protection brochure, which has been extended to include three new product additions. The new products in Gradus’ Safety & Protection Systems include a reflective column and corner guard, chequer plate corner guards and flexible posts. These complement the existing range, with benefits including improving pedestrian safety and minimising damage when impact does occur. Lynette Bowden, Group Product Manager for Gradus, said: “The updated Safety & Protection Systems brochure showcases a collection of products designed to protect buildings, vehicles and equipment from damage, and to help minimise the need for on-going repairs and maintenance. Extending the range means that we can offer a wider choice of practical solutions to suit almost any heavy-duty wall protection specification need.”

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inappropriate for allowing additional services). Any test evidence for a proven system needs to be checked to see whether it matches the intended use. The substantial increase in the use of computers and the number of communication cables being laid during construction and during the life of a building increases the potential fire load of the building. Work carried out by both the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Loss Prevention Council (LPC) laboratories has shown that the fire performance of many communication cables is such that significant fire damage may be anticipated. Call 01304 842 555 to request a free product guide for sealing electrical services. Enquiry No.437

ASD focus for Patol at FIREX

Patol will be returning to Firex International1 with Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) and the wide range of applications for which it is ideally suited very much the focus of attention. Exhibiting on Stand C125 at the three day show, Patol will be highlighting the capabilities of the Securiton SecuriRAS range of ASD systems – developed in Switzerland and manufactured in Germany – for which Patol is the exclusive distributor in the UK. ASD is widely employed as a fire detection technology, providing fast and early detection of smoke particles to ensure it is employed in many different environments, from warehouses, museums, IT and data centre facilities to laboratories, clean rooms and cold stores. PATOL Enquiry No.439

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46 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS SterlingOSB – A genuine work of art!

It seems the popularity of Norbord’s SterlingOSB knows no limits! Featuring in many shop window displays, office refurbishments, kitchens, restaurant seating and a multitude of bespoke furniture designs, the appeal for engineered wood panel shows no signs of abating. One artist who has a longstanding love of SterlingOSB is Richard Yeomans. A recent participant in the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge uses SterlingOSB to create works of street style art from his studio in West Yorkshire. "I've long been a fan of OSB; I love the fact that it's both natural and man-made. The main thing that drew me to OSB was the texture”, said Richard. NORBORD Enquiry No.440

Woven Image launches new fabrics Focus & Focus HP Brand new upholstery fabric designs Focus & Focus HP, additions to Woven Image’s extensive range of luxury upholstery materials. Focus is available in a palette of 22 colourways from subtle functional marle effect neutrals through to feature brights and trend driven blossom pinks and sea-foam teals. The felt like material is, as with all Woven Image upholstery fabrics, of a superior quality and safety performance as standard. Tested for colour fastness to light, abrasion, pilling and fire retardancy, Focus is made to excel in every area and deliver a luxurious, felt-like finish with the reassurance of tested durability. The composition of Focus also ensures that the upholstery fabric is positioned at a competitively priced end of the market, making it possible

Developed for an audience including house building, construction, civils and architectural professionals, the event organised by national trade body The Property Care Association - takes place at The Slate, University of Warwick, on 6 July. Featuring a three-session format, the conference will revolve around the themes of Design, Specification and Best Practice. Within this framework, expert speakers will provide an insight into areas including concrete in waterproofing, hydrogeology and soil mechanics, and structural design, as

for all upholsterers to add this high quality finish to any project. WOVEN

Enquiry No.441

Do more with 3x Gripping Power It’s common knowledge amongst trade professionals that failed locking pliers result in busted knuckles. However with the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Curved Jaw (CR) locking pliers, tradesmen needn’t worry anymore. With a self-energising lower jaw, that delivers 3X more gripping power than traditional locking pliers, there’s no chance of any slipping or stripping. There’s no need for heavy input pressure too as the jaws tighten for maximum grip as torque is applied to the tool. The pliers are available in two models: Fast Release™, with a one-handed, triggerless release and anti-pinch, non-slip ProTouch™ Grips; and Original™, with a classic trigger release. “Other manufacturers’ traditional locking pliers only allow a couple of contact points on a round or hex work piece, resulting in the tool slipping or failing to loosen a frozen bolt,” said Rafael Martinez, Sr. Brand Marketing Manager at IRWIN, “The IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® CR, on the other hand, establishes multiple contact points with the work piece, guaranteeing a significantly tighter grip. They cannot be beat for tightening, clamping, twisting and turning.” IRWIN TOOLS Enquiry No.442

Waterproofing conference agenda designed for cross-industry appeal

Content of appeal to a broad range of professions and industries has been developed for the second international conference dedicated to structural waterproofing.

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well as ground gas management. The adaptation of waterproofing systems in flood protection and resilience, and waterproofing as a construction speciality will also be featured. The conference - open to all in the industry, both PCA members and non-Members - will conclude with an interactive panel debate. As well as networking opportunities, delegates can claim CPD points. Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Property Care Association (PCA), said: “Last year’s inaugural structural waterproofing conference was a great success across industry, providing a useful opportunity to broaden knowledge and skills within this important area. Based on that success we have been able to further enhance the event for 2017, widening its scope and scale with industry-leading speakers covering a range of subjects.” Places for the conference are limited and bookings can be made at

The PCA is the trade body for the structural waterproofing sector, with a membership including manufacturers, consultants and contractors. With a commitment to drive forward best practice in the sector, initiatives from the PCA include a collaboration with the NHBC in the development of the new standards Chapter 5.4, to deliver improvements in the quality of waterproofing works. Chapter 5.4 was introduced after an NHBC report, published in 2013, revealed claims on basements since 2005 had cost the industry a total of nearly £21 million – and affected nearly 890 homes. Focused on developing and explaining the situations where the inclusion of structural waterproofing is

required, Chapter 5.4 guides builders and developers to reliable methods of waterproofing that will ensure satisfactory in service performance. The PCA also has a number of performance criteria unique to the waterproofing industry. These include PCA Training and the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing qualification (CSSW), as well as the Waterproofing Design Specialists’ Register - a pool of vetted and approved professionals with specialist knowledge and qualifications in basement design and construction. Through this register, developers, architects and builders can easily locate individual, competent practitioners, who can assist in the design and planning of underground waterproofing.

The register, available to view at was introduced to conform to the recommendation set out in BS8102: 2009, which advised that a specialist in waterproofing should be included in the design team of any structure where usable space is either partly or fully below ground. Enquiry No.258

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Crittall offers CPD training approved by RIBA Leading steel window company Crittall has launched two RIBA-approved CPD (Continuing Professional Development) modules aimed at architects and designers. One presents ‘A strong case for specifying exterior steel windows and doors’, while the other addresses ‘Inspirational interiors – specifying steel partitions and screens.’ RIBA CPD assists professionals working in the design disciplines to manage their own development of skills, knowledge and experience on an ongoing basis. The presentations, which each last for about an hour with full supporting material, are aimed at architectural practices and other specifiers who wish to bring their staff up to date with the latest developments in the field of steel fenestration. CRITTALL

Enquiry No.443

Book now for the free REHAU District Heating Workshop in Birmingham REHAU’s free District Heating workshops will be heading to Birmingham on Tuesday 27 June, to offer consultants, contractors, local authorities, developers and housing associations the chance to find out more about the benefits and practicalities of District Heating. Attendees will hear from a line-up of industry experts, including Nicky Butterworth (BEIS) talking about HNIP funding, Phil Jones (CIBSE) speaking about the CIBSE Code of Practice for Heat Networks, Craig Groberty (3D Technical Design Ltd) on de-risking the civil environment and installation plus a cost comparison between polymer and steel pipework, and finally Franz Huelle from REHAU talking about innovation in heat networks.

To book contact: or log on to REHAU Enquiry No.450

Exciting times ahead for access specialists Two of the UK’s leading manufacturers of access solutions have joined the home security expert ERA. Bilco UK, manufacturers of speciality access products, was acquired in June 2016 by Amesbury Truth, a subsidiary of London based Tyman Plc. In March 2017 Howe Green Ltd, manufacturers of metal fabricated access covers, was acquired by the group to support Bilco’s offering for “access all areas”. From April 2017 Bilco and Howe Green have become part of ERA, another division of Tyman Plc. The manufacturing and sales operation of Howe Green will remain at Ware, Hertfordshire. James Fisher, who has been the Managing Director of Bilco since October 2014, now takes on the additional role as Managing Director of Howe Green and reports directly into ERA. James comments, “I am excited that Bilco and Howe Green are now a part of the ERA family. Our routes to market are different to ERA and we will operate as a standalone business however there are obvious benefits to being part of a much larger organisation. The three companies

have shared values and complimentary product ranges. They are well established, successful, ISO9001 accredited, manufacturing organisations that recognise the importance of innovation to drive new product development and customer satisfaction. Whilst it is a diverse product range they satisfy the same need. The customer is looking for a dependable solution that will offer the safety, security and protection of people and assets. I

believe we have an incredibly powerful proposition for the construction market.” Based in the West Midlands and founded in 1838 ERA has evolved from manufacturing locks to becoming a specialist in the design and manufacture of window and door hardware and home security alarm systems. Bilco was established in the US in 1926 and entered the UK market in 1989 with the setting up of Bilco UK & Europe in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The company primarily serves the commercial market with standard and bespoke access solutions including roof access hatches, ladders and smoke vents. Howe Green Ltd was a family owned and run business started in 1983 to meet the demands of the supermarket sector for an easy and safe solution to accessing concealed services under Terrazzo flooring. The product range evolved to include floor, wall and ceiling access covers, hatches and panels and linear drainage. Howe Green access covers can be found in prestigious buildings all over the world.

Scottish Minister opens new national HVDC Centre BakerHicks completes Civil and Structural Design for newly-opened HVDC Electrical Network testing and training Centre for Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE)

BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design and engineering business, has completed the Civil and Structural Design work for the criticallyacclaimed SSE High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Centre. Jamie Hepburn, Scottish Minister for Employability and Training and Member of the Scottish Parliament officially opened the Centre yesterday. The National HVDC Centre has been constructed to test the operation of HVDC schemes on Britain’s transmission network. It houses large equipment replicas which research will be carried out on and also serves as a training centre, complete with auditorium and administration block. BakerHicks provided C&S design consultancy services from concept design through to construction support, as well as Principle Designer services under the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations. A complex and striking building constructed on a brownfield site, the Centre posed a number of challenges for BakerHicks’ structural engineers. The main structural challenge was to achieve overall stability, with large amounts of perimeter glazing meaning it was vital that deflection and sway were limited. Difficulty was increased by the limited number of internal partitions to conceal any vertical bracing. This was overcome by adding horizontal bracing to the entire curved upper roof area to ensure the loads were passed down through the structure to the foundations. A curved and tapered Truss was also required to support both roofs over the auditorium whilst acting as an anchor for the inclined perimeter columns. BAKERHICKS Enquiry No.260

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48 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS Supporting winning ways in Architectural Ironmongery

GEZE UK was pleased to sponsor the prestigious Winner of Winners award at the biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards hosted at RIBA’s head office in London. Highlighting the importance of the professional partnership between architectural ironmongers and architect disciplines, the awards reward entire specifications teams, with the Winner of Winners title going to the pairing that best demonstrates aesthetic excellence, fitness for purpose, functionality, correct specification and originality. The 2017 Winner of Winners were Lynch Architects and designer and manufacturer of high quality door handles, door furniture and ironmongery, izé, whose Kings Gate, Westminster scheme also won Best Residential Development. GEZE UK

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GRIPPLE simplifies business information modelling Gripple, the construction products innovator, has launched a data library to simplify Building Information Modelling (BIM) on building projects. Via Gripple’s website, contractors, consultants and architects can access the library of Autodesk Revit files and technical support materials and download Gripple’s products as digital objects, which can be placed directly into digital building models. Frazer Belafonte, Gripple’s technical services manager, said: “We offer considerable technical support daily for our customers delivered through our installation design service, CPD presentations, BIM consultation, embodied CO² assessments, BREEAM accreditations and on-site support. “The synergy between the benefits of utilising BIM and those of the Gripple system are very clear, so we are excited to see how we can develop our BIM support in the future.” Customers can access the Gripple data library by visiting and selecting ‘My Gripple’ from the homepage menu. GRIPPLE Enquiry No.446

Protect your most important tools with hand armour Your hands are your most important tools so keep them protected with Hand Armour, a new multiuse barrier cream from Everbuild – A Sika Company. Providing protection against any wet or dry contaminants, it has been designed to help stop the skin from absorbing harmful substances as well as protecting against abrasion. The non-greasy, unscented formula is easily absorbed into the skin, and with only a small amount needed to provide unbeatable protection, a little tube goes a long way. Available in 100ml tubes, Hand Armour is packed into printed display boxes which are sure to attract attention when sat on the counter, bringing builders back for this product time and time again. For further information about Hand Armour or any other product within the Everbuild and Sika ranges, contact your local sales representative, call the sales office on 0113 240 2424 or visit EVERBUILD Enquiry No.447

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The VEKA UK Group names Renolit 'Supplier of the Year'

Renolit has scooped the top accolade in The VEKA UK Group's second annual Supplier of the Year awards. The VEKA UK Group is committed to quality in every aspect of product and service, and the team are proud to celebrate suppliers that go above and beyond in providing the materials needed for VEKA and Halo's industryleading PVC-U profile systems. Other category winners included; Chick Plastics for 'Ancillaries' and EWS (Manufacturing) Ltd for 'Technical InHouse Design'. Renolit won best 'Manufacturing Consumables', as well as being named 'Supplier of the Year'. The company provides the high spec foils that make up The VEKA UK Group's enviable 'Variations' colour collection. THE VEKA UK GROUP Enquiry No.445

GEZE UK Grows its Specification Team GEZE UK is enhancing its commitment to specification and enhancing customer experience by expanding and reorganising its specification team. Richard Richardson-Derry, who joined GEZE UK in May 2014 as area specification manager for the Midlands and North region, now heads the expanded team. He is ideally suited for the post of national specification manager – with his ambition to drive specification and technical support across

the company’s entire product range, to our customers nationwide. He will be responsible for ensuring that GEZE UK’s growing customer base benefits from state-of-the-art products, backed by the support and care of a team of committed product experts with extensive industry knowledge. Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “Our aim is to make specifying easier for architects and as we continue to develop ever more sophisticated products, technical knowhow, provided by a team of professionals is invaluable. “I am looking forward to the wider remit of ensuring that the specification process is as seamless as it can be - efficient, ‘right first time’, exceeds customer expectations resulting in improved delivery for all parties.” Richard will be working closely with GEZE UK specification manager, Steven Lees; new recruits Matthew Gregory and Henrik Kauffman who join as specification managers for the North and South East respectively; together James White who moves across from GEZE UK’s sales team. Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Richard into his new role and am confident that his extensive industry experience, proven track record at GEZE UK, leadership skills and fresh-thinking will provide a driving force within the specification sector.” GEZE UK Enquiry No.448

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The only manifesto to worry about this election is yours.

As the UK General Election accelerates towards us on 8th June, the political parties race to define their manifesto. Labour released theirs early, and whilst it appears to promise many incentives, one key policy was missing: the green or environmental issue.

Prioritise your efforts strategically. Look for the greatest opportunities in your fleet for reducing emissions first. 2. Optimise fleet use: Creating a list of each vehicle’s task and operating requirements to see if you’re using the best vehicle for the job and whether you’re optimising your fleet. Do all your vehicles need to be used all the time? Consider vehicle sharing, getting more use out of some could reduce overall costs for fuel, maintenance, insurance, and registration across your fleet – which adds up. 3. Buy the right vehicle for the job: Evaluate the total impact a new vehicle will have on your fleet. Taking a full-life approach will enable you to work out the total cost of ownership more accurately. Choosing vehicles with better fuel efficiency performance not only saves you money on fuel costs, it can also reduce your emissions. When determining the right vehicles for your fleet, your goal should be to drive down fuel and maintenance costs while increasing residual values. Look at all your options beforehand. 4. Keep your vehicles properly maintained: Keeping your vehicles properly maintained is one of the simplest and most effective ways to ensure fuel-efficiency and more sustainable operations. Find out where to get clean tech vehicles supported as there are limited maintenance facilities and certified technicians to work on them.

Given that the UK will fail to meet the Paris Agreement unless it cuts harmful vehicle emissions more rapidly, has already been slapped with a £300m fine for failing to meet 2010 targets, and that the latest air quality plans have been described as weak, this is a key area the new government will have to steer through – whoever’s driving. Steve Clarke, Group Marketing Manager of Fuel Card Services,

commented ‘It’s now more important than ever to ensure that business owners and fleet managers have support to understand how they can become more sustainable – especially given this is going to be hot topic for whatever government gets in.” Our “Greener Fleet Manifesto” to help drive the UK Fuel Card Services has created its own manifesto, to help your fleet become

more sustainable – and to drive the issue home for the government after the 8th June election. 1. Work out your strategy: Capturing data is the key, giving you a baseline from which to work to more effective solutions. Determine your fleet objectives by developing realistic, measurable goals. Then consider incorporating these objectives into your fleet policy documentation.

5. Change your drivers’ behaviour: Keeping your drivers informed about, and actively engaged with, your fleet’s sustainability efforts is essential to ensuring your fleet works in the most efficient way. A full version of this manifesto will be available in the next issue of The Green Journey – our free sustainability guide for busy fleet managers, with invaluable news and practical advice. Visit www.the to register for your preview copy. Enquiry No.261

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

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Industry stalwart raises life-changing funds Wayne Maycock is known up and down the country for representing aluminium systems company Reynaers and has been in the industry for over 30 years. Now, the UK Commercial Sales Manager is raising money for a new prosthetic leg that will transform his quality of life beyond recognition. We talk to him to find out his story. Can you tell us about your accident? Five of us were golfing in Florida in the US in 2009 with Malcolm Allanson, a well-respected character in the industry. We usually took two cars to go out, but for some reason on this occasion we travelled altogether. We were hit by a drunk driver and I immediately lost consciousness for about 30 seconds. When I came to, we were surrounded by the emergency services. We were numbered one to six in terms of priority to be rescued based on our likelihood to survive. I was number five. Someone realised that I was conscious, I was sedated and in order to save my life, my left leg was amputated above the knee. I also sustained several other injuries including extensive damage to my right leg, a broken pelvis, ribs and arm as well as a collapsed lung. Malcolm, my dear friend and colleague, was number six. He was pronounced dead. Whilst I couldn’t attend his funeral due to my injuries, I’ve been told it was attended by most of the key people in the glazing industry. What were your initial thoughts after realising you had been involved in something so life changing and then when you realised you were going to have to lose your leg? After being sedated at the scene, I woke up 24 hours later after 17 hours in surgery. I didn’t know what had happened, but I had lost sensation in my left leg. It wasn’t until a doctor came in and quite brutally told me what had happened, saying that I had to deal with it, that I realised my life would never be the same again. There was no time to mentally prepare as it had already happened. After nearly 50 years of being able bodied, I never would be again. In a way I’m glad he treated me in such a matter-of-fact way, as I’ve never been one to seek sympathy or make a fuss. We all have a hierarchy of needs, but at that moment I just wanted to live. I guess the severity of everything didn’t really hit home until I was home. When I was flown back to the UK on a medical plane, my healthcare costs had accumulated to almost $1m. It really is a lesson to learn about being prepared, as my supermarket travel insurance policy covered everything. How were you coping mentally with the thought that your life was going to change immensely? Justin Hunter, the Managing Director of Reynaers and a close friend of mine, came to visit me in hospital. He asked me one question: “Are you staying, or are you going?” Of course, I was going nowhere. He was happy to change my job role in any way I needed to accommodate my recovery and new disability. I was probably the hospital’s worst patient because I just wanted to get home and get back to work. I have changed as little as possible in my life. Bearing in mind I live in a three-storey house, I didn’t get an accessible bathroom or a stair lift, or move my bedroom downstairs. I got my driving licence back, as I drove an automatic anyway, and within six months I was back in the office. This was crucial for my recovery as I think purpose is good for the soul. If you don’t challenge yourself and become complacent then you won’t ever get better. The provision for disabled people is still awful, so in my opinion you can either shut yourself away or you can take a can-do attitude and get on with it. I chose the latter and now seven years later, nothing phases me.

What has been the biggest change to your life from pre accident till now? Have you ever tried to put a shoe on a prosthetic foot? It isn’t easy! I was stuck with lace up shoes for a long time, but eventually found some Chelsea boots with zips. In all seriousness: everything that you take for granted, I can’t. I have always made fitness a priority in my life and at the gym I see people running on the treadmill. I can’t even remember what it feels like to have two legs, never mind imagine running again. Nevertheless, the experience hasn’t been as devastating as you might imagine. I still travel the breadth of the country for Reynaers on a weekly basis and travel around Europe visiting its overseas offices. I still consider myself lucky on that day, and spending so long in hospital was a huge leveller as I saw so many people worse off than me. The human body has an exceptional ability to repair itself and adapt. What effect will having this new prosthetic leg have on your life? I’m mobile in an NHS-funded wheelchair and a prosthetic, but they are extremely basic and outdated. A new leg would be a quantum leap from where I am now. A microprocessor prosthetic works quicker than your brain to adapt to different terrains. At the moment, anything that isn’t flat pavement is a struggle for me and my balance is extremely poor. I walk at the pace of a toddler and it takes four times longer than normal to walk up a set of stairs. On steep inclines I have to walk downhill backwards and lean forwards in order to compensate for the slope. A microprocessor, however, would compensate for me on anything from slopes and stairs to sand. It can be controlled by the stump of your leg and buttocks to lock so that it doesn’t bend, meaning I’d be stable and I would have the confidence to walk around the busy town centre again. The problem is, it costs £25,000. What is the time frame to have this fitted for you once the funds have been raised? Raising funds is the time-consuming part. I want to be there, I’ll find a way to be there, by the end of the year. I’ve already received generous donations of over £11,000, including £5,000 from Reynaers. My fundraising total is £30,000 to factor in the consultation sessions and six-monthly check-ups. The limb only comes with a three-year warranty, so I’ll also need to buy an extended warranty. What sort of rehabilitation will you need to get used to the new prosthetic leg? I would have to learn to walk again with a new aid – it’s a long process of improving my gait and learning how to maintain the prosthetic. I’m not bothered about falling over. If it happens, it happens, and I’ll just get up and carry on. Lots of amputees don’t learn to walk again because it’s too hard. To put it in perspective, a prosthetic limb weighs 10-12kgs. My goal, however, is to walk normally so that you don’t realise I have a prosthetic limb – and ultimately, to complete a round of golf without using a buggy. My family and I have been saving money to make this dream a reality, but we simply can’t do it on our own. I’ve just set up a JustGiving page and welcome any donations, big or small, that will allow me regain the independence that was lost in 2009. To find out more or to donate, please visit: wayne-maycock-1 Enquiry No.262

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The ‘Ultimet’ Energy Saving Blind 3 Window Blinds in 1 Insulation improved – reducing heating costs Heat gain from the sun reduced – lowering cooling costs Lighting costs down – controlled levels of natural light

All in One Blind The Ultimetal fabric with the high levels of solar reflectance and low levels of emissivity afforded by its metallised coating provide industry leading levels of shading performance. The 50+ years’ experience of weaving glass-fibre based shading fabrics producing the highest levels of performance from the thinnest of materials. The Ultimetal fabric is less than one quarter of a millimetre thick, permitting a blind of over 3.0 metres in height to be stored in a cassette of less than 55mm square. Powder coated to match the window frames, the blinds become almost invisible.

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Light transmission levels for the fabric in single figures can remove glare, improving workspaces and comfort zones alike. Solar reflectance (Rs) of over 70% can reduce heat gain through the glass by 25%, 40% to over 50% dependant on glass properties. The blinds also improve the insulation of the window by 15%, 20%, 30% or more, reducing temperature loss.

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Glass Bending Excellence

Toughened Glass Bends Firman Glass new toughening plant includes two bending chambers which work alongside the standard flat bed. The smaller chamber will bend glass from 5mm to 12mm thick to a maximum size of 2850mm x 1000mm bent and with the following minimum radii. 5mm, 6mm = 450mm 8mm, 10mm = 1000mm 12mm = 1200mm The large chamber will bend glass from 6mm to 19mm thick to a maximum size of 2850mm x 3600mm bent and with the following minimum radii. 6mm = 1500mm 8mm, 10mm = 1800mm 12mm, 15mm = 2000mm 19mm = 2500mm

Working in conjunction with the flat toughening facility to a maximum flat size of 2850mm wide x 5000mm long. Firman Glass can now offer the Architect, Designer and Contractor a complete service for multiple uses such as balustrades, partitions, shower screens, revolving door enclosures, full height barriers, partitions and shopfronts. Curved Glass can be processed as with flat glass and can be decorated by sandblasting and back painting.

To find out more visit Firman Glass,19 Bates Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 OJH Tel: 01708 374534 Fax: 01708 340511 Email: Enquiry No.803

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