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

When pumping high temperature e 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 Sulzer Pumps Wastew water UK Ltd. plug and play unit has a built-in odour Betts Way, London Roa ad control to prevent unpleasant smells and UY Crawley Astral To owers, RH10 9U with the MF pump’s Vortex o impeller it also 0123 Phone +44 (0) 8706080 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 Enquiry No.801 dishwashers and washing machines.

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18 FRONT COVER : WIENERBERGER Rivius is roofing reimagined FOCUS ON PUBLIC SECTOR 04 ENHANCING THE PUBLIC REALM The city centre of Lahti, Finland, has been transformed by the consistent application of Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis to unify normally utilitarian elements such as bus shelters, lift and stair enclosures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and even a road under-pass

06 WASHINGTON LEISURE CENTRE BUILDS COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS WITH REYNAERS The Sunderland community now has access to an exceptional leisure facility with curtain walling from Reynaers, a leading provider of aluminium glazing systems.



FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS 16 ALTRO RESINS BREAK NEW GROUND ON NORTH HERTS COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an award-winning, £10 million refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin.

18 HERRINGBONE PARQUET IS FASHIONABLE YET TIMELESS Herringbone style flooring is both fashionable yet timeless and the Tuscan wood flooring collection from IDS has two new options that will suit contemporary and classic tastes.



DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING 30 UNIVERSAL TRADE FRAMES SUPPLIES VERTICAL SLIDERS FOR HERITAGE COTTAGE The Vertical Slider window system from Spectus Window Systems has been used in a major Welsh coastal cottage renovation project.

26 GROUND BREAKING SYSTEM Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems were selected to provide the façade with curtain walling, windows and entrances.

ROOFING, CLADDING & INSULATION 40 KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE FROM FALLING ROOF TILES According to Aviva, prolonged storm force winds, sub-zero temperatures and snow pose a growing threat to roofs.



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The city centre of Lahti, Finland, has been transformed by the consistent application of Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis to unify normally utilitarian elements such as bus shelters, lift and stair enclosures – and even a road under-pass.


Enhancing The Public Realm Designed by Helsinki based JKMM Architects (, a new transport hub in front of the historic railway station links the rail network to both long-distance and local bus lines. It consists of a 60-metre long canopy for the bus terminal, enclosed lift and stair structures, local bus stops on the street and supporting landscape elements. There is also an 80-metre long tunnel beneath the centre. These

disparate elements on different levels are united within the complex city environment by their high-quality materials, including Nordic Standard copper in different forms. Straddling the new deck over the street below is the new terminal for intercity buses with a dramatic canopy and pillars clad in perforated copper. Next to it is a delicate and airy glass elevator tower with the shaft covered in copper sheet and copper wire mesh, an elegant counterpart to the powerful silhouette of the canopy. This and two other elevator towers, also made of glass and copper, connect the lower level street to the bus stop shelters on the street above. Lighting is placed behind perforated copper parts in various elements and will enhance the character of the place during the long dark winters. The side-walls, parapet and face of the underpass are all copper-clad, creating an impressive copper portal.

Nordic Standard is produced by Aurubis, part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler. In addition to Nordic Standard, other Aurubis architectural surfaces include Nordic Brown preoxidised copper with either light or dark brown oxidisation that otherwise takes time to develop in the environment. Various Nordic Green and Nordic Blue factory-applied patinas have also been developed with properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world. Aurubis copper alloys include Nordic Brass – now also available preweathered – Nordic Bronze and the innovative Nordic Royal with a longlasting golden colour. For more information on Aurubis products visit: or email: Enquiry No.200

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The Sunderland community now has access to an exceptional leisure facility with curtain walling from Reynaers, a leading provider of aluminium glazing systems.

Washington Leisure Centre builds community connections with Reynaers performance requirements. Washington Leisure Centre also uses CW 50-SC, the structurally clamped variant.

Putting leisure at the heart of the community, the centre underwent an £11 million development and was rebuilt to encourage participation in a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Rebecca Cope, Marketing Manager at Reynaers, said: “The Reynaers product range is built with the end-user in mind, and the Washington Leisure Centre brings a wealth of opportunity and benefits to the Sunderland community. The use of large panels is perfect for this contemporary build and floods the leisure centre with light, allowing maximised natural light and green views for physical and mental wellbeing.”

Washington Leisure Centre’s offering now includes pools and flumes, a health suite with a sauna and steam rooms, a wellness centre, a soft play area across two levels as well as outdoor floodlit synthetic football pitches. It also boasts a multi-purpose sports hall that can accommodate trampoline training to an international standard. Thoughtfully positioned glazed areas from Reynaers enhance connectivity between these internal and external spaces whilst maintaining privacy for visitors. The overall approach to the architecture is ‘soft’, with architects Watson Batty utilising a combination of timber and insulated composite cladding panels, with sedum roofing to knit the building into its green

surroundings of Princess Anne Park. The Reynaers systems incorporated into this approach are Vision 50 doors as well as two types of curtain walling. Vision 50 is a non-insulated flush door system offering solutions for high-traffic, ground-floor areas. The system provides the ideal combination of premium

performance and ease of production, and safety can be maximised with antifinger traps for added safety. Offering unlimited design freedom and maximum transparency, CW 50 is a curtain walling system available in several aesthetic, technical and glazing variants to comply with all visual and

DELABIE launches BIM DELABIE, the European market leader for water controls and sanitary fittings in the public and commercial sector, has modelled its core products to meet the requirements of BIM technology. Available in two formats – REVIT and IFC, the files can be

downloaded directly from DELABIE’s recently relaunched website Widely used in in public procurement projects, Building Information Modelling allows stakeholder

Prioritising the safety and experience of visitors, access has been improved with separated vehicular and pedestrian movement. Visitors on foot are welcomed through a tree-lined avenue, an informal ‘meet and greet’ area, whereas cars arrive in an expansive car park. Visit: Enquiry No.201

collaboration, reduces the risk of errors and lowers costs at the building’s design stage. The digital model also provides information to support the construction and operation of a building throughout its entire lifecycle. In addition, to a 3D graphic representation, the “smart” object also includes important technical data for DELABIE’s core products. DELABIE’s BIM files can be downloaded via the relevant product data sheet or by using the Datashare facility. This file sharing centre makes it possible to download all the documents relating to a particular product at the same time, such as product sheets, technical descriptions, photos, line drawings, AutoCAD files, installation guides and approval certificates. There is no need to register to access the files. Creating a personalised catalogue is also very easy on the new DELABIE website. Users can select products, a process made simple by large thumbnails and short descriptions which allow quick product comparisons. These are then automatically formatted into a tailor-made digital catalogue which can be exported in Excel, WORD or PDF format. Taking its cues from the technical catalogues, the website, incorporating BIM files and Datashare is an efficient and intuitive tool for architects, installers, consultants and plumbing merchants. Enquiry No.202

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06 FOCUS ON PUBLIC SECTOR Gradus specified for upgrade at BMI Healthcare

Contract interiors specialist Gradus has supplied SureProtect Pure hygienic wall cladding and Specialist Bathroom Products to BMI The Somerfield Hospital, to improve cleanliness and accessibility. Based in Maidstone, Kent, BMI The Somerfield Hospital is part of BMI Healthcare, a leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals. The hospital is registered for 38 beds in total and features three operating theatres, three minor procedure rooms and a range of specialist clinics. To help improve the hygiene levels and ease of access for such a diverse range of patients, Gradus refurbished the main outpatient’s WC on the ground floor. GRADUS

Sports facility receives first class protection Façadeshield UV, which was developed by the A. Proctor Group to maintain the building fabric behind rainscreen cladding, has been successfully installed as part of an impressive new school sports complex at St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. Burnet Bell Architects designed the brand new £5 million sports facility, and the project managed by main contractor CBC. The design included an attractive rainscreen clad finish, which was constructed by national contractor Topek Limited. Steven McCrory, Design & Procurement Manager at Topek explains, “Rainscreen cladding is a technically demanding construction, which requires the contractor to accept responsibility for the “through wall process” including air & water tightness, condensation control and structural stability.” A. PROCTOR GROUP

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Pendock facilitates calm environment at Ipswich Oncology Day Unit Pendock, the UK’s leading encasement specialist, has supplied 14 column casings for the refurbishment of the Oncology Day Unit at Ipswich Hospital. This is on the back of a successful scheme undertaken at Ashford Hospital, for whom the British company manufactured similar installations. For the oncology unit refurbishment, though, a variety of column shapes have been specified; some have been tailored to fit around partition walls, while one even finishes on a top of a desk in this attractive and unusual redevelopment. Happily creating bespoke column casings is a routine exercise for Pendock, being that the company provides a full site survey, design and installation package – if needed - to ensure projects are well managed from start to finish. Kier was the main contractor for the Ipswich day unit refurbishment and it specified a selection of semicircular and quadrant form enclosures for the scheme. PENDOCK Enquiry No.400

East End Conversion contract consumes 2,000 Marmox multiboards The conversion of an eighties’ building into 124 high specification apartments in London has included the use of large quantities of Marmox Multiboards, fitted within every new dwelling as part of a build-up containing electric underfloor heating. In total 2,000 of the 600mm wide by 1250mm long boards, at either 10mm or 12.5mm thick, are being consumed during a contract set to run for 12 months. Quinn’s workforce are overlaying the existing reinforced concrete slabs with the Multiboards before the electrical cabling for the underfloor heating is clipped in place, and a self-smoothing screed pumped across each area. The two board thicknesses facilitate dealing with differences in the substrate as well as the final installation of either tiles or

New Barrier Installation H&J Martin Asset Management Services was recently commissioned to provide an automated entry solution to Northern Ireland’s largest university, Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, at Queen’s University, previously had an open entrance and there was a need for a new solution with safety and convenience as the primary considerations of the installation – the FAAC B680 barriers combined with Laser Scanners were the obvious choice.

timber laminate floorcoverings, depending on room location. Marmox Multiboards are manufactured from extruded polystyrene, or XPS and offer a range of positive physical characteristics in addition to being fully waterproof. MARMOX Enquiry No.401

The FAAC B680 barrier was recommended by H&J Martin, not only because of its long life and fast opening speed, but also because it is easy to install and maintain. Automation Manager, Tony Watson commented on why he opted for FAAC: “The FAAC B680 would always be our preference and our recommendation for this type of installation. Also, we always receive an efficient service from FAAC at a fair price. Spare parts when needed are available quickly eliminating a need for me to tie up capital in holding stock.” FAAC

Enquiry No.203

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“we’d like to offer you the contract” BT One Phone Professional You never know when opportunities will call. But with BT One Phone Professional, your business won’t miss them. It’s the mobile service that takes all of the advanced features of a phone system and lets you use them on your mobile, so incoming calls can be seamlessly directed to the right person with the right expertise. Find out how BT One Phone Professional can help your business never miss that call.

0800 012 1682 Enquiry No.204

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The New Standards in Electric Fires Featuring With today’s highly efficient homes it’s not always essential, or sometimes even possible to have a gas or wood burning fire fitted. However, if you want the warmth, plus the look and feel of such a fireplace, then an electric suite is perfect for you.

The two new Infinity electric fires are based on our best-selling gas fires, and are available to fit frameless in the wall or into a fireplace suite. There are Infinite possibilities of how you can present these fires. The fires feature the new 3D Ecoflame™ technology from Charlton & Jenrick Ltd, which offer a very exciting realistic flame effect with

four mood settings. The fires come complete with a loose realistic log fuel bed and fire bed media kit, to be arranged as desired, although a suggested layout is provided. The fires are remote controlled with a timer and built in thermostat. They also have high level buttons for easy manual access if required.

Technology Ultra-low running costs for the LED flame effect means it can run for 6 hours or more using one penny of electricity. Two generous 100% efficient heat settings are offered; low 1kW and high 2kW, all controlled from the wireless handset. For ultimate ease the appliances can all be fully serviced and maintained from the front, with no requirement to remove from the wall or fireplace. RRP from £1,194 / €1,499 To find your nearest stockist please visit store-locator/ Enquiry No.205

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As individual as your home AEL cast iron central heating radiators are the ideal choice for classical style properties. Manufactured in sectional columns, they add a touch of period authenticity and a special kind of warmth and comfort that only genuine cast-iron can provide.


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SensAir - Intelligent climate control

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Cast Iron Period Radiators



Optional Painted Finishes Radiators are supplied in a primer finish as standard or in an optional specified RAL colour. A colour swatch brochure with a choice of over 200 colours is available and can be viewed on the home page of our website or by contacting our head office.

HEAD OFFICE: 4 Berkeley Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1TQ Tel: 01928 579068 Fax: 01928 579523e-mail: Enquiry No.207

Introducing the next generation comfort air curtain. The SensAir is the culmination of Biddle’s over 60 years’ experience in air curtain design, and goes to a whole new level of efficiency, aesthetics, comfort and low noise levels. Designed with built-in intelligence, SensAir detects indoor and outdoor temperatures, selfadjusts its comfort settings, and supplies conditioned air at comfort levels that are perfect for your customer, whilst making considerable energy savings. Clever controls sense for optimum comfort: The SensAir is equipped with Biddle’s innovative auto active control, which incorporates technology that can ensure the perfect setting for any given indoor climate. Utilising i-sense, the SensAir measures indoor and outdoor temperatures active in the door opening, then provides data so that it can supply conditioned air at optimum temperature, volume and velocity to meet customers’ exact comfort requirements. Confirming comfort performance: The SensAir provides evidence of comfort levels and energy efficiency through the monitoring options available. Whilst remote monitoring of the climate separations is possible through b-touch: SensAir’s touchscreen control, connecting to a BMS is easy through a standard Modbus protocol connection. Smart energy savings: Corrective temperature technology and flexible control choices means that the SensAir conserves energy. Keeping warm air inside the building and cold air outside, whilst intelligently using as little power as necessary. It all makes good sense: Available as an unobtrusive recessed model, or as a wall-hanging option, the SensAir is designed to accommodate door heights from 2 to 4.0 m. The SensAir can be configured to draw warm air from conventional sources such as electric heating and hot water, as well as DX and is available as hybrid and ambient models. A stylish, slim-line profile, lower noise output and a choice of colour options on the logo and end panels, makes the SensAir the smart choice for any frequently used commercial entrance.

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Meet SensAir, the new generation in comfort, control and energy efficiency. For further information call 024 7638 4233 or visit Enquiry No.208

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Consort Claudgen has introduced an improved range of commercial fan heaters to its extensive portfolio of products. Each robustly designed heater is now equipped with intelligent fan control which detects the temperature in the environment and automatically adjusts its fan speed to quickly achieve a warm airflow temperature. This allows the heater to immediately blow hot air, even when initially powered on in a very cold room, for the user’s comfort. Enhanced with one of the latest low energy consumption EC motors, these smart heaters also operate on a lower noise level compared to their predecessors. CONSORT CLAUDGEN Enquiry No.402

Stokvis Energy Systems launches smart website Upon opening the new Stokvis website, it soon becomes apparent that the company’s online presence is as up to date as the commercial and industrial boilers and hot water systems it has been supplying across the country and constantly improving for over 30 years. Indeed, redesigned and very straightforward to navigate, is also mobile device friendly, being extremely easy to access via a smartphone or tablet, even with a relatively small screen. Open the home page and the visitor immediately has a choice of opting for the ‘Heating Systems’ or ‘Hot Water Systems’ buttons. Upon pressing the latter, for example, the surfer can access a short explanation of how Stokvis can supply both a range of gas fired condensing direct flow water heaters. STOKVIS

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Johnson & Starley shine in consumer report The October 2016 Which? Report into the ‘Best & Worst Boiler Brands’ made for good reading for Johnson & Starley, with the well-established company achieving fourth place amongst tough competition! This was the first year that Johnson & Starley have been included in the Which? Survey, with the organisation saying they had made “an impressive survey debut” With a history of innovation spanning almost 100 years, Johnson & Starley developed the QuanTec range of High Efficiency condensing boilers using the latest state of the art boiler technology. Designed with reliability, performance, outstanding efficiency and long term value for money as key considerations the QuanTec range also included isothermic and full heat condense stainless steel heat exchangers with ‘cool door’ technology, low carbon and low NOx levels and pluming reduced to almost invisible levels. JOHNSON & STARLEY

SALUS spearheads a revolution in TRVs When it comes to heating controls, SALUS is renowned for its pioneering designs and new technologies. Hence, it’s no surprise to learn that the company is now shaking up the TRV sector with the unveiling of a ground-breaking TRV pack. Set to end the days of TRVs as we currently know them, this exciting development will energise installers’ business and put energy control and comfort at the homeowners’ fingertips. The unique TRV pack features a new digital thermostat and a battery-powered, mini-size thermostatic radiator valve that can be wall wall-mounted or freestanding. Unlike any other TRV on the market, this latest design cleverly takes its temperature reading from the thermostat, and not the radiator. As such, it is more accurate than a conventional TRV,

ONI, the thinnest designer radiator ever (by Vasco) Unique advantages for the user and the installer Vasco is launching the revolutionary designer radiator ONI onto the UK market his month. ONI is made of 8mm reinforced aluminium plate making it the thinnest Vasco radiator ever made. In addition to the progressive design of this radiator, this champion in the lightweight category also offers advantages for the installer; the story of a perfect

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and is not affected by its surroundings; such as curtains near the radiator or direct sunlight. SALUS

match between form and function. The reinforced aluminium plate of the ONI hides a winding copper heating tube with minimal water content, which is cut into the rear of the front plate 2 mm from the surface. That way, ONI not only achieves its ultra flat design of only 8 mm, but due to the rapid interaction between copper and aluminium it is also an energy-saving and efficient source of heat; plus it is ideal in combination with low temperature systems.

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Only the best from Gerflor at Highgate School London Tradition is a great thing. It gives us all a sense of who we are and where we came from. Keeping up decent customs and delivering longevity in terms of standards in most of our educational establishments is still seen as a key factor in their overall success. The crème de la crème seems to be able to weld the best of the past to our ever-increasing desire for

Enquiry No.210

Overlooking the leafy London suburban delights of Hampstead Heath, Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, their Founder, was granted ‘Letters Patent’ to found ‘a grammar school...for good education and instruction’. It’s an educational success story that’s been rumbling over a myriad of well-worn desks and bustling, boisterous corridors to this day. When the Highgate School in North London wanted to carry out a major refurbishment they would turn to an Architect who would have their vested interests at heart, together with providing an eye for modern detail, whilst giving a nod towards the school’s venerable past.

have been involved with Highgate School, Chigwell School, Yehudi Menuhin School, Rugby School and Uppingham School to name just a few.

Ed Toovey Architects provide high quality architectural design and Master Planning expertise focusing on independent schools. It’s a discipline at the very cornerstone of what they do. Ed Toovey commented, “we have carried out important Master Planning and/or building projects for a raft of schools across the country”. Ed Toovey goes on to add, “we’re hugely proud to

Ed Toovey goes on to further comment, “I specified Creation 70 from Gerflor because of its fine appearance and its great acoustic qualities. The timber and plank effect gives a good grain to the floor and Gerflor have a very good selection of ranges to select from. The Gerflor products across all their ranges are hard-wearing, have a feeling of superb quality in thickness of product

he project would be a perfect fit for international interiors and flooring specialists Gerflor. With over 70 years’ experience Gerflor specialise in education by offering solutions combining technical and stunning design characteristics for any room within the facility. The design of their products support studying in the best environment possible. Architect Ed Toovey would settle on 540m2 of Gerflor’s award- winning Creation 70 LVT to deliver the look and feel he was after.

and are very easy and quick to install, especially with their unique Clic system”. The Creation 70 range has been awarded the ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016’ by a worldwide panel of 41 experts made up of architects, designers and journalists. With more than 17,000 entries each year The Red Dot Award is one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. The sophisticated Creation 70 range offers a brand-new palette of realistic wood and mineral finishes in tile and plank formats with beveled edges. In addition to this, the looselay Clic System’s unique vertical interlocking format allows this product to be laid quickly over most existing surfaces, with no need to close premises during refurbishments saving customers time and money. The Creation 70 range is also 100% recyclable, REACH compliant and is treated with PUR+ surface treatment, providing excellent cleaning characteristics and improved resistance to scratching. Email: Web:

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Lift your front door up to a new level! A front door is one of the most used parts of the house. It is the first to greet visitors and a key area that can let in the cold during winter.

brand new range of doors with high functionality, simple installation and of course great thermal performance and security. ”

Garador’s recently launched FrontGuard Plus range of entrance doors has been specifically designed to provide the ultimate in functionality and design for a new generation of modern doors.

The FrontGuard Plus range can also be fitted to open inwards or outwards and with three way adjustable hinges the door is ready for a quick and easy installation. A five point security locking system comes as standard on all doors and FrontGuard Plus doors in the range are available with RC2 security equipment as an option. The five point locking system includes two swing bolts and two security bolts at the top and bottom of the door, as well as a soft lock latch and locking rod in the middle of the door; all of this combined provides excellent security.

With FrontGuard Plus, Garador has taken front door weatherproofing and insulation to a new level. The door leaf is filled with 65mm thick high-density polyurethane foam, providing high thermal efficiency with overall U-Values down to 0.87 W/m2k. With a well-engineered design that includes a sturdy aluminium frame with thermal breaks and insulating polyurethane foam built in to eliminate thermal bridges and minimise heat loss. The doors also feature durable, water-proof rubber seals on all four sides of the door panel to keep the weather outside. “Key thermal performance and security issues were considered in the design of this exciting range of front doors,” said Simon Hipgrave, managing director of Garador. “The idea was to break through the traditional designs and styles in entrance door engineering to provide a

These doors can also be supplied with an electric strike plate, which has a day catch mode that won’t let the door get pushed open by a gust of wind, but does allow you to gain access through a firm push of the door.

a larger opening size and giving a more prestigious effect to the door. Anti-shatter glass windows have been included in some doors to allow in light; these incorporate a sand-blasted float glazed effect to maintain privacy.

Design of course is a vital aspect, and these doors come in eye-catching modern and contemporary ranges in a choice of colours and wood effect finishes. Each door has been carefully designed to complement both progressive new builds and traditional styling. You can order transom lights to fill

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In the public eye? Keep your buildings looking good with our cost-effective protection products

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Environmentally-friendly and welfare-conscious, we specialise in people-busy buildings.

For more information call 0113 279 5854 or email Smart and robust doors that never need painting.

Low maintenance cornering for the perfect edge.

Attractive, easy-clean surfaces look the business Enquiry No.212

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14 REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD Densostrip for Concrete Beach Huts

Raymond Brown Construction Ltd has started to install 119 new concrete beach huts at Milford on Sea. Infrastructure works include a concrete promenade slab, access ramps and steps, and pedestrian walk-way surfacing. These replace the masonry beach huts that were destroyed in a Valentine's Day storm in 2014. Winn & Coales widely used Densostrip sealant was recommended to Raymond Brown Construction by Merchant Suppliers, Resapol of Southampton. Densostrip is a compound rubber and bitumen joint sealing strip for precast concrete units to provide a permanently flexible watertight seal when compressed between joint faces previously primed with Densostrip primer. WINN & COALES (DENSO)

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Selectaglaze helps The Building Centre go ever greener…

also knew they would get a considerable benefit from noise reduction. “Putting in secondary glazing in the office areas provides for a quieter and more comfortable work space and we make our building more thermally efficient. We have worked with Selectaglaze over a number of years now and have seen the benefits and solutions their products offer us.” says John Bonning, Commercial Director. web:

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The Building Centre is one Selectaglaze is very familiar with. Over the years it has installed numerous windows in the building and also has a stand in the product gallery. Established in 1931, The Building Centre is an independent forum representing all sectors and professional disciplines within the construction industry. Selectaglaze was chosen by the Building Centre to complete a window upgrade to the Construction Industry Council (CIC) offices. CIC’s office faces the busy Store Street thoroughfare and there was a requirement to improve the thermal efficiency and reduce noise ingress from the outside. Although improved thermal performance was the main objective, The Building Centre

CaberWood MDF Pro is tops for the shops

Award Winning Home calls on Alumasc Render Systems

Perfect for all sorts of shopfitting installations, CaberWood MDF Pro from Norbord is a premium grade MDF with a uniform density across the board. It is ideal for creating costeffective, bespoke, versatile units and walls for any space, and is superstrong. Given that the high-street and out-of-town retailers need to offer shoppers a real-life, “touch and feel” experience – one that they cannot enjoy by browsing and selecting online – the design and look of the store is more important than ever. And flexible CaberWood MDF Pro can be used throughout. It is ideal for most high quality paint and surface finishes including the application of paper foils and veneers to suit individual tastes.

An award winning Cheshire property has been refurbished using Render Systems from Alumasc. Owned by David and Margie Edwards, the magnificent Bankhall House was originally completed in 2008, to a traditional Georgian/Queen Ann architectural design, earning them the prestigious title of Daily Telegraph Best Traditional House in the UK for 2010. Following some initial problems with the original render system, David Edwards embarked on a 4-month study of the render market, in search of a system that would complement and protect his beloved Bankhall.

Following rigorous research into suitable products and approved contractors, David brought in Alumasc Registered Installer Bruce Day of Cheshire Facades, who, according to David, “worked alongside Alumasc’s technical team to show passion above and beyond that of their competitors”. David, Bruce, and the installation team, worked closely together in the investigation and resolution of the initial render problems, and specified Alumasc’s MR Polymer Render System with a decorative Silicone Render finish, as the solution.




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Canopies UK the countrys leading supplier and manufacturer of outdoor canopy systems Design, manufacture, supply and install nationwide All canopies conform to the European standards EN1991-1-3:2003 Bespoke manufactured to site specific calculations Independently tested for wind and snow loads No maintenance or painting required ISO9001:2008 approved

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Altro Resins break new ground on North Herts College New Campus Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an awardwinning, £10 million refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin.


Altro FlexiflowTM and Altro MultiScreedTM EP Naturals have been used within the multi-functional hub space on the new campus, which links three teaching buildings. The awardwinning design for the new campus was created by international design practice Scott Brownrigg. Associate Clark Barton explains how Altro resins played a part in his vision: “The new campus is open plan, bright, colourful, modern yet functional, and it was vital that the flooring should reflect and complement this. We specified Altro resins for the college hub because these products offer the range of colours and textures to enable us to be innovative and flexible in our design. In addition, it was imperative that the flooring was high performance and practical, and Altro’s credentials offer this. The entire project was very much

a collaborative effort,” added Clark. “We worked closely with Altro, the main contractor, the college, and also the students, who were instrumental in choosing colours and themes.” Altro Flexiflow resin flooring was one of the key products in the specification, as Clark explained. “We chose this flooring for the ground floor hub, and leading into each of the other three buildings, because we wanted a seamless, solid, practical surface. It was also paramount that the flooring in this area was flexible enough to move with the building without cracking. Altro Flexiflow is tough enough to handle high impact areas, yet be flexible enough to move with a building. It gives a uniform and seamless finish with uninterrupted lines, and is self-levelling, which makes installation easy. With 28 colour options

it’s flexible enough to fit into any design vision. On the upper floor of the college hub, Clark and his team chose another resin flooring — Altro MultiScreed EP Naturals, in White Yorkstone. “This flooring works very well in contrast with the smooth texture of the Altro Flexiflow. It’s also a tough, practical flooring that’s easy to clean.” Altro Multiscreed EP Naturals is a tough surface that can handle the hardest bumps and knocks. A solvent-free epoxy resin system, it has a natural appearance with nine colours evoking tones of concrete and stone. The product has improved performance and produces a high strength floor with exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance. With a nominal thickness of 4mm, it can be coved and laid to falls. Enquiry No.217

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18 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS Relax and let SterlingOSB do all the work

Strong, practical, cost-effective and environmentally-conscious, Norbord’s SterlingOSB is perfect for walling stylish spaces; it’s simply beautiful and does everything you need a strong wall to do. It is a good-looking timber product which is made from layering strands of wood in specific orientations and then bonding the layers with a resin. The board’s strength and durability makes it ideal for use as sports or restaurant walls. Urban Zen Yoga Studio & Café in Swansea loved the product so much that it covers the studio and café to create a stunning, urban feel. Emily Cole, the ambitious owner, explains, “We chose SterlingOSB because I particularly liked the pattern and finish of the boards. It gave the industrial look I was after but also had continuity in the design. The colour gave the right amount of light in the room and it's a product my carpenter was happy to work with.” NORBORD

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Mapei UK promotes new literature for wood flooring installation systems IIn response to industry demand, Mapei has released a new brochure for wood flooring products and installation systems. Along with an easy to use selection chart for wood flooring, the products used in each system are listed along with their technical characteristics. The brochure is available to stockists, architects and specifiers immediately, please contact Mapei UK Marketing Department on or call 0121 508 6970 (option 4) to request an order. Mapei products can be used in a wide range of wood flooring installations, with complete installation and maintenance systems available. Products range from primers and surface membranes to silliated and polyurethane adhesives as well as levelling compounds, acoustic layers, and high traffic lacquers/hardwax oils and products for maintaining the natural appearance of the wood floor. MAPEI UK

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Mall project demonstrates Hunter Douglas’s innovative multi-panel system Hunter Douglas has designed and manufactured a complex metal linear ceiling for a major shopping centre as part of a £5 million refurbishment. The Mall in Maidstone underwent a 12-month modernisation programme that comprises new flooring, ceiling and lights, and a new treatment of pillars, plus updated entrances. Hunter Douglas was specified for the £200,000 ceiling project, key to which is a herringbone pattern in a range of colours. Architect William Lee at ESA Ltd selected the pattern in 30BD, choosing four complementary colours, RAL 9010/1035/1036/2013, to create an eye-catching design that reflected the modern feel of the upgraded shopping centre. HUNTER DOUGLAS

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Herringbone parquet is fashionable yet timeless Herringbone style flooring is both fashionable yet timeless and the Tuscan wood flooring collection from IDS has two new options that will suit contemporary and classic tastes. Smoked Oak & Black Stained has a distinctly luxurious deep brown coloration that would complement an urban or contemporary interior, while Smoked Oak features a warm golden tone that offers elegant and timeless character for any setting. The Herringbone finishes are available as a multiply product which ensures a highly stable hardwood flooring solution suitable for use over waterfed underfloor heating systems. It is supplied in planks 15 x 122 x 610mm with four bevelled edges to enhance the aesthetics. IDS

Bostik launches new floor levelling compound with Turbodry technology Bostik has launched Screedmaster Speed 30, a new rapiddrying floor levelling compound with a walk on time of just 30 minutes - making it ideal for contractors who require a fast track solution for their flooring project. Formulated from the latest advances in cement technology, the Screedmaster Speed 30 will smooth sound, uneven surfaces prior to the laying of decorative floor coverings in as little as 3 hours, with a loose lay time of 45 minutes. Consisting of a 20kg powder bag and 4 litres of polymer liquid, the two-part product is suitable for use with under floor heating systems and will cover up to 5m² at 3mm thickness. The launch adds to Bostik’s family of professional flooring products, which are all clearly named and colour coded for ease of use. For further information on the extensive range of subfloor preparation and adhesive products available from Bostik, please visit

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THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE! • Easy & quick to apply apply trowel or spray • Extremely fast drying time • Universal use: internal or external and new & old buildings • Unbeatable flexibility • Excellent crack-bridging capability >2mm • Strong resistance to hydrostatic pressure • Highly adhesive to most common building substrates • Overcoat in just over 4 hours • UV-resistant • Can be over-coated with Remmers coatings • Extreme resistance to frost and salts • Solvent & bitumen free-low odour 01293 594 010 Enquiry No.221

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Europe’s “highest" terrace renovation - at 2,608 meters A logistical challenge at 2,608 meters above sea level, the sun terrace of Baden Lodge in the East Tyrolean Alps, Austria was renovated with all materials brought to their destination by helicopter due to the hut only being accessible on foot.

In order to save transportation costs for future renovations, the owner of the chalet – the Austrian Alpine Association – looked for a solution that would provide maximum safety against damage due to extreme weather conditions in the mountains where temperatures range from -20°C in the winter to 35°C in the summer. They found it in Gutjahr System Technology, now available from BAL, utilising the AquaDrain EK drainage mat as the substructure. From the sun terrace of the Baden chalet, climbers enjoy panoramic views of the Alps - and since summer 2008 they have enjoyed these spectacular views from beautifully restored natural stone flooring. Because strong sunlight, large amounts of rain, snow and ice had greatly damaged the old stone, the owners wanted to protect the newly installed polygonal porphyry stone against this damage. Thanks to the capillary breaking AquaDrain EK drainage mat, the installation will be free from permanent damage for years to come.

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The system has been specifically designed for the safe installation of natural stone and allows for drainage through drainage mortar. It prevents moisture storage in the substructure, with surface water running through to the drainage channels and away from the assembly. As a result, the drainage property of the overall construction improved by up to 20 times. The natural stone surface can also dry faster because the construction is ventilated. AquaDrain EK is the only product on the market with a special mesh fabric that has a long-term limit state and thus remains permanently water permeable. This is unlike

drainage mats with geotextile felts which are limited in their function, due to being clogged and blocked by soluble limestone deposits. About The Baden Lodge The Baden Lodge is a high alpine shelter, owned by the Austrian Alpine Association, Baden Section. It lies in the Frosnitztal Valley near Matrei which is part of the Venediger mountain group in the East Tyrolean Alps. The hut was initially built on a trial basis in 1910 in Mödling, Vienna before being dismantled and transported to Matrei where it was reconstructed in 1911 before being expanded and renovated in 1959, 1986 and 1996. The Baden Lodge offers 41 mountaineering and 15 camp beds. Gutjahr System Technology from BAL Gutjahr System Technology from BAL represents drainage, ventilating and uncoupling solutions for balconies, patios, terraces and on facades and interiors. Its innovative technology helps protect external installation from frost damage, staining and water damage. Now available to order, Gutjahr system technology represents a breakthrough in the UK market for simple, safe and strong solutions for outdoor tiling installations and provides a complete system for all products required for external tiling, from market-leaders BAL. BAL has introducing a number of Gutjahr products to its portfolio including waterproofing, drainage matting, mortar, drain grates, edging profiles and guttering, which combined with its full range of tiles adhesives, grouts and sealants, makes BAL the ONLY full system provider in the UK. Enquiry No.222

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DuPont™ Corian® shapes the futuristic new headquarters of Irizar Grupo It is hard to imagine a more fitting material than DuPont™ Corian to shape the new headquarters of a company based on two fundamental principles: technological innovation and a futuristic vision. It is precisely this idea that the Irizar Group –a world leading bus and coach manufacturer with 125 years of experience – wanted to convey when renovating its headquarters and showroom in Guipuzcoa. Using this advanced performance techno-surface, the company has achieved its key objective. Most of the facility’s furniture and interior wall cladding have been shaped in Corian® Glacier White, with the intricate design conceived exclusively for the client and the entire installation produced in the Dab Leioa workshop.

From the reception desk and its back panelling, to all the interior wall cladding, as well as the displays, furniture, columns, counters and meeting rooms – every element has been manufactured in DuPont™ Corian®. On the second floor, a contemporary and innovative 1,200 square metre space houses the client’s reception and coach definition and brand experience areas. The showroom includes physical and virtual displays of all the upholstery and lining options offered by the Group which enable bespoke coach designs to be developed for each client. To meet the needs of each area of the headquarters, Dab Leioa workshop has used many different moulds and about 120 6mm sheets of DuPont™ Corian®. Much-needed and highly complex, the new design needed to incorporate a variety of different elements while ensuring a unified space. The thermoforming ability of the material, as well as its high performance in terms of strength, durability and maintenance, were the key factors that led the project leaders to choose Corian®. Project coordinator Txema Otero Villanueva says that the selection of DuPont™ Corian® was due to “the versatility of the material to achieve any kind of shape – however complex – and to its final finishing that allows us to convey a feeling of high quality and

design within each one of the elements that form the showroom. Thanks to its combination of functional and aesthetic qualities, Corian® not only withstands the normal wear and tear of this type of environment, but also enables the minimalist, futuristic design that the space calls for to be realised. Otero continues, “What we like the most is the final finishing of the material and how it withstands the test of time as well as its maintenance and neatness. Had we chosen another type of solution, after a while, we would have had to do some kind of maintenance. Instead, with DuPont™ Corian®, the premises remain like the first opening day”. “The two other advantages that DuPont™ Corian® has provided us with are its fast execution ability and its flexibility to adapt to changes that occurred during the assembly process”, concludes the project manager. Ultimately, the design of the Group’s new building aims to welcome visitors and convey an image of an up-to-date and strong brand which is in constant evolution – a place where technology and the future play an important role. The curving, sinuous shapes designed using DuPont™ Corian® create a cuttingedge, dynamic atmosphere which inspires a feeling

of moving forward – always looking towards what is yet to come. Through the clean and precise pieces that have been conceived in this material, every element of the design is reminiscent of roads, which create an enveloping and deliberate rhythm in any landscape. About DuPont™ Corian® - First created as a high performance material for kitchen and bathroom worktops, DuPont™ Corian® is now - thanks to its unique combination of functionality, versatility and beauty - a leading global brand among surfacing materials for solid surface into an exceptional design tool for every application you can imagine. Kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, furnishing, facades, seating, radiators, home automation, touch control surfaces: today, DuPont™ Corian® can be found almost everywhere in commercial, residential and public space environments. To know more about DuPont™ Corian®, to stay in touch with DuPont™ Corian®: / /

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22 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS Saniflo roadshow boosts Kinedo sales

Saniflo UK, a leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and shower cubicles, says its 2016 ‘Building better bathrooms’ roadshow has been so successful that it will take to the road again in 2017 visiting new venues with new products. This year, the brand new, purpose-built roadshow truck took in 80 venues in England, Wales and Ireland from May through October with more than 600 installers and builders visiting the truck in England and Wales, and more than 220 installers visiting in Ireland, where they chatted with the Saniflo technical and sales teams who were on hand to answer questions and discuss how installers can improve their earnings by fitting Kinedo cubicles – often in just a couple of hours. SANIFLO

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Ingenious Inspirations from AQATA Understated yet with high visual impact, AQATA’s curved enclosure designs are extremely practical as the attractive curved glass panels and doors provide the perfect water barrier. The stunning Spectra SP390 Curved Screen Walk-in offers spacious frameless showering. Designed to fit a corner, the Spectra SP390 spans a width of 1320mm with the sweeping glass curved panel providing dramatic design. Available with a dedicated low level shower tray, it is also suitable for wetroom applications and is supplied with ClearShield ECO-GLASS™ as standard for a lifetime of luxury showering. AQATA

Metropol Classic - An elegant and luxurious bathroom experience Hansgrohe extends its comprehensive range of mixers with its new Metropol Classic bathroom range. In addition, to the pure chrome finish, the Metropol Classic collection boasts elegant gold accents on the base, handles and spouts of the mixers. The design combines clean-cut edges with gleaming surfaces, beautifully complementing elegant bathroom environments. The graceful line of the mixer body sweeps down, widening into a square, opulent base. Designed in collaboration with Phoenix Design, this extensive line of mixers combined with new shower products adapted to match the look of the Metropol Classic collection offers flexibility in the design of complete solutions for highend private and hotel bathrooms. HANSGROHE Enquiry No.414

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Steel enamel washbasins were the key feature

Hundreds of buildings now benefiting from Dolphin Excel Range

Kaldewei’s new washbasins made of steel enamel were a key feature at Sleep this year. Already a well established brand for baths and shower trays/surfaces, the introduction of this new segment, means bathrooms can now be fitted out using a single material, a harmonious design vocabulary and a matching colour scheme. The Silenio washbasin by Anke Salomon is distinguished by exceptionally soft interior lines. Flowing gently inwards from both sides, the lines open out into a soft hollow which contrasts with the rear section of the basin which falls steeply. The spacious surround offers plenty of room for fittings and accessories. KALDEWEI

Dolphin Solutions’ recently launched Excel range is now proudly featured in over 400 washrooms throughout the UK thanks to its intelligent design and functional elegance. Working closely with Architects and Specifiers, Dolphin understands the importance of washroom products that will stand the test of time whilst also looking stylish. The Excel range has been developed with customer feedback and collaboration in mind. Virtually every paper towel and toilet roll configuration in Europe has been considered to

ensure a great design that is really functional for its users. Chris Beattie, Sales & Marketing Director at Dolphin Solutions, comments: “We are delighted that the Excel range has been received so positively. As soon as we explain the benefits of the collection to our clients, they are very keen to incorporate it in their washroom projects.” “The Excel range offers a great marketing opportunity. The fact that the

dispensers are manufactured onsite at our UK headquarters means that we can personalise the range with client branding which adds that special touch required to offer something really unique to our customers.” The Excel range is ideal for high traffic environments given its tough ABS construction. Whilst this makes the dispensers durable and vandal resistant, they are a pleasure for cleaning staff to replenish and look stylish due to the high quality design too. Companies can choose from a variety of antibacterial gels, hand sanitisers and foaming or liquid soaps. The foam system reduces water consumption by up to 20% and the toilet tissue dispenser is a no waste system meaning every sheet of every roll is used, reducing paper waste by up to 30%. For more information, visit:

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Pendock manufactures a unique range of casings and enclosure systems and is recognised as the UK market leader. For many years specifiers and contractors have recognised the versatility of Pendock's products. Pendock have developed comprehensive solutions to the challenges of enclosing structures for building interiors. All Pendock products are manufactured in Britain.

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24 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS Cristallo tap features a distinctive angular design

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Triton show support for Amdea Register My Appliance initiative Triton, The Great British Shower Company and the UK’s leading showering brand is proud to support the launch of AMDEA’s (Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances) Register My Appliance initiative, which strives to improve safety for millions of households nationwide.

The minimalist aesthetics of the new Cristallo from Franke’s Specialist Range make it a versatile tap for both traditional and contemporary kitchen designs. The Cristallo features upright paddle levers and the popular U-shaped spout. The spout sits flush with its striking cylindrical body to give it a distinctively angular, yet streamlined, design. Finished in Chrome or SilkSteel, the Cristallo tap measures 320mm in height and has a spout reach of 215mm. The spout rotates, making it ideal for use with a double sink. FRANKE Enquiry No.415

The new AMDEA scheme aims to capture a list of domestic appliances installed throughout the UK from more than 60 leading brands and allow manufacturers quick access to the owner’s details should remedial action be required. All consumers are asked to do is visit to provide information about any newly purchased products – it is also possible to register older appliances (up to 12 years). Having immediate access to this information will helps to improve household safety by making it possible to quickly locate the appliance’s details, informing the owners about the safety of their product and, most importantly, arranging the required service or aftercare. To celebrate the initiative launch, those who visit throughout this Autumn and provide the required information will be entered into free prize draws* for a chance to win luxury home and lifestyle prizes. The prize season will include ‘Register My Appliance (RMA) Day’ on 19th January 2017, where consumers will have further opportunities to win luxury prizes. David Tutton, managing director at Triton Showers, comments: “As the UK’s leading shower manufacturer for more than 40 years, we are fully supportive of the new Register My Appliance initiative from AMDEA. Speed and efficiency are key when it comes to the safety, so we will be encouraging our customers – from installers, merchants, retailers and the homeowners themselves – to get on board with the scheme and help to populate this crucial database.” TRITON

The Schlüter Approved Installer Network for Wetrooms Schlüter-Systems have introduced the new Schlüter Approved Installer Network (SAIN) for wetrooms. The network allows approved installers, who have completed full training with Schlüter, to install system solutions for Schlüter®-WETROOMS. The network not only gives accreditation to the individual but also to the company as a certified organisation. This provides reassurance to you as the specifier or architect that the Schlüter®-WETROOM system will be installed to the manufacturer’s standards and best reduce the risk of failure as the practice, minimising risks to ensure a approved installers are trained to quick, reliable installation. understand best practice for the application of the whole system Wetrooms: Ultimately, an integrated CE including prefabricated levelling and Marked waterproofing system, with shower tray components of Schlüter®products that are designed to work KERDI-SHOWER, the point and linear together, should be the specifier’s first drainage systems, Schlüter®-KERDIchoice for wetrooms and shower areas. DRAIN and Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE, waterproof tile backerboard Schlüter®In conjunction with using a fully KERDI-BOARD, and uncoupling integrated CE Marked waterproofing membranes and underfloor heating system, using a member of the network systems. Also for 2016, the Schlüter®to install the system will significantly KERDI-LINE vertical and horizontal linear

drainage system was updated to ensure that it complies with BS EN 1253, providing a constant 50 mm water seal and to meet flow requirements in compliance with National House Building Council (NHBC) regulations. Warranty: By using a member of the Schlüter Approved Installer Network to install the system-solution in accordance with the manufacturers standards the Product and Installation Warranty provides a guaranteed lasting wetroom installation for complete peace of mind.

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Enquiry No.229

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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.231

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International hotelier Park Regis have opened their first European hotel in Britain’s second city Birmingham. Towering over the skyline at 16 storeys the £50 million pound hotel offers 254 rooms, a gym, various bars, business and conference centres and a 2 storey glazed terrace sky bar delivering high end dining to Birmingham.

Ground Breaking System Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems were selected to provide the façade with curtain walling, windows and entrances. The key element of design for the Rofuto Sky Bar was to allow diners to enjoy clear uninterrupted views across the city, a double height Comar 6EFT Curtain wall was selected as it offers strength with a sleek 50mm sight-line. This ground breaking system, leads the way by offering a 50mm stick system with the capability to span further as the mullions and transoms have the highest Ix and Iy values on the market today. The design is also in keeping with the hotels minimalist Japanese Interior

which echoes the “Byoba” art of Japanese screens. The cladding to the façade below the Rofuto Sky Bar was a palette of Ruukki panels, polished stone rain screen, and Kingspan Benchmark, A. Comar’s interface range of adaptors allowed the Comar 5Pi Advanced Windows to seamlessly integrate with the differing cladding elements. The design detailing of all these elements ensured that the façade had no thermal bridging and will maintain it’s air and water-tight solution. Moving to the base of the building, Comar 6EFT capped curtain walling was used.

Comar 6EFT interfaces with the dramatic angled cantilevered entrances. For this element of the face design the detailing and installation had to be precise to ensure that drainage and seals create a futureproof water tight solution. Integrated into the curtain wall the entrances have to provide both a statement of welcome and ensure uninterrupted access. Often the first experience of a hotel is the entrance, which needs to provide form as well as function. The Comar 7P.i Commercial Door system is one of the most comprehensive on the market today. Sections are robust and offer an ideal solution for high traffic entrances. The doors selected were auto sliding which allow uninterrupted passage into the double storey entrance lobby. Web: Enquiry No.232

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Comar 5P.i Advanced Window System Using latest thermal break technology to produce windows for the next generation of solutions. Integration is the key factor which underpins the latest new product launch from Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems. Their market leading Comar 9P.i Framing system offers fast-track semi unitised construction for floor to ceiling glazing, allowing tilt/turn or casement windows to hang direct from the Comar 9P.i Frame as well as rebated doors. With the addition of thermal foam and triple glazing Comar 9P.i offers U-values down to 0.77, creating a future proof solution for their architectural, contractor and fabricator partners. Comar announce they have incorporated the technology from their Comar 9P.i system into the Comar 5P.i window range, and are now launching the Comar 5P.i Advanced Casement and Tilt/Turn window system which integrates seamlessly into Comar 9P.i creating the option for standalone high performance windows. The brief to Comar’s Design Team was to specifically meet architectural demands; low U-values, matching slim sight lines for both the casement and tilt/turn, large glazing pocket for acoustic glass, secured by design and large sizes. For their contractor and fabricator partners, performance with built in fasttrack fabrication and installation. For further information, contact the Marketing Department 0208 685 9685 • - Enquiry No. 233

Universal Trade Frames supplies vertical sliders for heritage cottage The Vertical Slider window system from Spectus Window Systems has been used in a major Welsh coastal cottage renovation project. Supplied by trade fabricator and by Spectus customer, Universal Trade Frames Ltd (UTFL), the project included ten vertical slider windows in Chartwell Green, as UTFL Director Brian Kruger explains. “The authentic looking Spectus Vertical Slider system was a natural choice in every way. The new windows replaced old, draughty, hardwood vertical sliders, and due to the property’s seafront position, weather resistance was a big part of the homeowner’s requirements. Draught-free VS windows are one of the most energy efficient on the market.” Recognised as an industry leader not only in its authentic looks, but also its performance and versatility, the Spectus VS window can achieve BFRC ‘A’ Rating, and even up to a maximum ‘A++’ where circumstances require. “Thermal properties are enhanced through the use of 24mm double glazed units as standard, and an already excellent weather performance is increased with a pile seal detail on the sash edges and outer frames.” Web: Enquiry No. 234

Monkey business for Romag Improved viewing of chimpanzees at an ape and monkey sanctuary in Wales is provided after specialist security glass was supplied by manufacturer Romag. Two panels of 39mm thick low iron laminated glass have been installed to provide the viewing windows for the newly built 100 sq. m chimp house at Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary in the Brecon Beacons. Hundreds of visitors are now able to watch the chimps at play on the platforms, hammocks and logs while the animals can better interact with people from behind the safety of the glass. Registered charity Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary is home to dozens of chimps, gibbons, monkeys, baboons, lemurs, mandrills and several other animals rescued from zoos, wildlife parks and private owners as well as monkeys from labs in the UK and outside Europe. The bespoke glazing was specifically designed for the building to combine high performance, maximum strength and the highest safety and security levels, while maintaining optical quality. Sara Brittain, national sales manager at Romag, said: "The sanctuary required a tough, cost effective commercial glass solution for its new extension. Web: Enquiry No. 235

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Professional approval for the Jigtech Door Handle Fitting System Since taking the industry by storm with the latest innovation in door handle fitting, Dale Hardware wanted to find out exactly how their customers were benefitting from using the Jigtech Pro fitting system. With over 20 years of experience in the trade, Tony Walker of Tony Walker Construction was keen to test out Jigtech whilst working on a variety of

new builds, large extensions and refurbishments in the Sheffield region. Before being introduced to Jigtech, Tony and his team were fitting door handle systems using a standard tubular latch and keep plate with square face – a method that could take up to 25 minutes per door. Although this is a professional standard, to which most tradespeople are used to, the method meant fitting times were lengthy and the amount of different tools needed for the job meant it was inconvenient for workers to move between fittings. Since moving to the Jigtech system, the team can now fit a door handle system in five minutes with the use of an easy and precise method. Tony adds, “There is time to be saved on each aspect of the job and the use of a complete kit means my team only need a drill and hammer to fit each door handle set.” He continues to say, “The Jigtech handle bolts within the kit allow for easy fitting and they require no re-drilling.

The use of the latch locator also means we can save time adjusting the keep.” Tony Walker Construction is now able to fit up to 20 more doors in a week, which equates to around two more houses each week– improving profitability for the developer and Tony. The main question many potential customers have is whether the quality of the fitting is compromised as a result of the reduced fitting time, however Tony noted that the quality of finish is faultless and the Jigtech ensures a professional standard every time. Jigtech also has a range of door furniture that Tony is particularly

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impressed with – an opinion shared by his clients who are delighted with the finish of the plates. Tony adds, “My clients have all been exceptionally pleased with Jigtech’s range of door furniture which covers a variety of modern and popular styles. There is a perfect handle and finish for everyone.”

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thermal breaks of today. Whilst thermal calculation can determine a particular U value, does the structure it is being fixed into retain the high performance of the product or will it cold bridge and potentially cause issues? How do you best interpret a thermal simulation graphic to choose the best product? Is solar gain, ‘friend’ or ‘foe’? These are questions the CPD will seek to answer. The CPD will be delivered by one of Aluprofs' experienced Specification Support Team who will be on hand to answer any questions on systems and project applications that specifiers may have. With aluminium systems now achieving Passivhaus levels of insulation it is important to

‘Thermal Design Choices for Aluminium Fenestration Systems’ is a new RIBA approved CPD from leading commercial systems supplier, Aluprof.

The CPD aims to give specifiers the knowledge they need to specify the correct systems and their thermal characteristics on a ‘per project’ basis.

Aluminium systems have evolved from the solid profiles of the 60’s and 70’s through the resin ‘fill and de-bridge’ methods of the 80’s and 90’s to the sophisticated polyamide

understand how these systems achieve such levels of insulation and how the glazing and structure need to be designed to offer clients the most appropriate solution. Aluprof systems are increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies to ensure each fabricated 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.

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Energy efficiency in a very small home – for the future The latest development of the Cube Project - QB3 has appeared on Channel 4 television in George Clarke’s Amazing spaces. With its NorDan passivhaus standard windows, the building was designed by Dr Mike Page of the University of Hertfordshire.

QB3, is a simple building, on one level. Its only 18m² which is highly energy efficient, with its NorDan Passivhaus standard triple glazed windows, air source heat pumps, moving walls and everything else you would expect in such an incredible building. Dr Mike Page, director of Cube Project, is Reader in Psychology, and Head of Research Centre in Psychology and Sport Sciences at University of Hertfordshire. He says: “ QB3, is a development of an idea that we first explored in a building for Channel 4’s Gadget Man. We originally set out to build a home with an internal size no bigger than 4 x 3 x 3 metres, in which 2 people could live a comfortable modern existence, with

a minimum impact on the environment. This was the original “Cube”. It took up a smaller footprint and was easily transported and built on site. QB3 can be supplied with solar photovoltaic panels and a green roof, which would make it energy neutral over a one year period.” The post and beam structure has been developed jointly with Bolton Buildings who also supply the QB3. The outer structure can be assembled and water tight within four hours, with the rest – inner / outer walls, windows, doors, insulation, electrics going up to completion within 3 – 4 days. The building is easily transported by road and sited. It is appropriate for

wherever a static caravan would be permitted. Dr Mike Page, the designer and developer of this innovative building says:” this construction is ideal for boomerang kids, for use as a holiday home, emergency accommodation or for workers located remotely for a job.” NorDan supplied triple glazed top swing timber window and a 3 handled “Stormguard” picture window with thermally broken frame to increase energy efficiency, along with the glazed entrance door. Inside the building has a full size bed, energy efficient kitchen with induction hob, A+++fridge and moveable walls which enable the maximum use of the space. The kitchen wall can be “wound” back

to access the washing machine and shower area, and the bedroom shelving can also be easily moved to create more space in the bedroom. The moveable walls were developed by Europes leading storage system company, Bruynzeel, who develop and manufacture traditional storage systems used in university libraries and museums for archives. Heating is provided by two air source heat pumps, one set in the hot water tank. QB3 was featured at this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival in St Andrews Square. You can see more at and a video clip explanation. Enquiry No.240

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30 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING A Grand Entrance to the Market Place

Slamming doors, damage to walls and furniture and trapped fingers could be a thing of the past with the introduction of GEZE’s ActiveStop – a new control mechanism for internal swing doors. It’s a sleek, recessed door control – measuring only 28 mm wide incorporating a draw-in damper – which can be seamlessly integrated into swing doors making them quiet, smooth and easy to operate. GEZE ActiveStop has a gentle stopping action which breaks the swing of the door and stops it in a desired position. The mechanism itself is acoustically dampened and stops doors from being thrown open by careless users, preventing loud banging and unnecessary damage to the door, walls and furniture. GEZE Enquiry No.418

Glazerite installer completes anti-ligature project Doncaster-based AK Glass and Glazing has recently completed a demanding project at a specialist rehabilitation hospital in Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. Director Ian Gelantly, who was part of the installation team, along with contractors Pacey & Wheatley, explains: “We have worked with Pacey & Wheatley on a number of care home projects over the years, and after supplying a sample of VEKA’s Matrix 70 anti-ligature casement that was supplied by The Glazerite UK Group Limited, we were pleased to win the contract. GLAZERITE

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Stand out from the crowd with interior doors from Vicaima

With house builders and refurbishment contractors looking to find products that will set them apart in an ever crowded marketplace and home owners becoming much more demanding and discerning in their choice of living space, its little wonder that the innovative and designer led inspiration offered by Vicaima door products is more sought after than ever before. With the launch of the new 2016/17 Interior Door Selector, Vicaima offer even more to meet the needs of today’s housing. As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, Vicaima interior doors and doorsets offer specifiers a wealth of choice in performance suitability, designer inspiration and cost effective solutions to cater for every budget. Available both in printed format and for download via the Vicaima website, the new 64 page catalogue sets out product ranges in a clear and concise format. Each section includes quality colour imagery to illustrate the range design potential, together with easy to reference individual door pictures to ensure the chosen door is right for the project. In addition it includes a new Price Indicator Tool, which enables easy price comparison across different

ranges to help find the right solution within a particular budget. Making a first appearance in the Interior Door Selector for 2017 are some exciting new ranges which demonstrate that interior doors need not be confined to the often seen plain painted doors with little or no imagination. These include Stained Ash veneer with groove designs, horizontally embossed Dekordor 3D with new aluminium inlays, Foil faced visual sensations and a new take on tradition, with the K Range shaker style panel in a wide spectrum of attractive face finishes. As you would expect from such a leading interior door specialist, a comprehensive choice of constructional core options from lightweight hollow core to solid and fire rated doors are offered for most ranges, with each

being available in both imperial and metric sizes. The scope and design possibilities make selection easy, with glazed options, extra height dimensions, mobility widths and even a customised section, where you can create a design to suit individual tastes. If this were not enough, the new Interior Door Selector also includes additional information such as technical advice, a guide to performance and even door care. Web: Enquiry No.242

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New Timber doors put Hörmann at the heart of the home Leading manufacturer, Hörmann, is launching a brand new range of internal timber doors, designed to transform a house into a home. Internal wooden doors have become one of the top trends of 2016, but Hörmann’s quality timber products are unrivalled when it comes to creating a timeless, elegant look that adds character to the property. Whether classic or modern, white lacquer or beech, with glass elements or stainless steel embellishments, the doors come with a range of options to suit all furnishings. Available with four different door leaf inserts, from a simple honeycomb to a high quality solid chipboard, the timber doors offer real choice when it comes to design specification. Timber frames come with an extra sturdy 25mm-thick jamb lining, while steel frames have a special coating to maximize endurance and ensure that they really are a “door for life”. Hörmann’s UK Marketing Manager, David O’Mara, says: “Internal timber doors are hugely popular at the moment. The trend for textures, such as fabric wallpaper, has extended to doors and we’re seeing a surge in demand for internal timber products which feel as luxurious as they look.”

Hörmann’s internal timber doors have finely textured surfaces which allow homeowners to feel what they see; the wood grain is embossed onto the door leaf, making the characteristic wooden structure of the Duradecor surface tangible. The surface also offers maximum impact resistance as well as heat resistance. The timber range includes apartment entrance doors for those who wish to match their home inside and out. These products are rated climatic class 3, as they help to retain heat, and acoustic rating category II to keep noise out. Optional security equipment is also available to maximize safety. Whatever your design challenge, Hörmann has the products, expertise and knowledge to deliver the perfect style of door, whatever the budget. For more information, please contact the team on 01530 516888 or visit

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32 FIRE PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY Lord’s Warner Stand Construction uses Cygnus wireless fire alarm system

One of the key spectator stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground is currently under a two-stage development programme and during construction works, Bull Products is providing its Cygnus wireless fire alarm systems. The Warner Stand which was built in 1958, is being replaced with a new stand with seating for 2,656 spectators with improved sight lines to the pitch and at the same time incorporating a new restaurant, three bars and catering facilities. The sustainable design features ground source heat pumps, photovoltaic roof panels, rainwater harvesting and a semitranslucent fabric roof. BULL PRODUCTS

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REHAU’S Agila Fire Door now available Nationwide REHAU has announced that its AGILA fire door which attracted so much interest at the FIT show is now officially available from a network of fabricators. Barnsley based Euroglaze and Shepley in Manchester have all been fully trained in the manufacture of the doors and have successfully completed their fabrication trials, while Hart & Co in Skelmersdale will be completing training early in 2017. As a result, REHAU’s specialist commercial sales team are already working with specifiers to win project specifications for the AGILA fire door and installers now have a choice of manufacturers to supply them. Since the FIT show, the AGILA fire door has been fully tested and accredited at Exova BM Trada to a 30 minute fire rating in a full range of configurations including top and sidelight combinations. REHAU

Let Laidlaw take the strain – Nylon Line handrails are the perfect fit A railway station in Essex is looking brighter and fresher after Laidlaw, the trusted architectural hardware supplier, installed its market-leading Nylon Line handrails. It was asked to supply more than 180 linear metres of its premium 40mm nylon handrails for the bridge and stairs that connect the two platforms at Great Bentley Station, near Colchester. This range is one of the most effective ways for organisations to comply with guidance in Approved Document M and BS8300 because its 4mm thick polyamide sleeve has a low thermal conductivity and is 68 times warmer to touch than stainless steel and 950 times warmer than aluminium. And unlike cheaper coated handrail options, Laidlaw Nylon handrails have solid colour throughout the sleeve, which will look good for years, even with continuous use. LAIDLAW

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Hart & Co supplies fire windows to Salix Homes Hart & Co, the Lancashire based fire window specialist, has worked with Salix Homes to supply PVC-U fire rated windows for nearly 60 flats across its Salford housing stock. An independent fire risk assessment carried out for the social housing provider had identified specific flats opening onto communal areas which required a fire rated window as well as a fire rated door in order to comply with the relevant codes of practice under the Fire Safety Reform Order 2005. Salix Homes turned to Hart & Co for a solution. The REHAU accredited fabricator was able to design and manufacture fixed pane, fire rated windows using the REHAU RAUFERNO system, providing a cost effective, low maintenance and attractive alternative to conventional frames in timber or steel.

The REHAU RAUFERNO windows from Hart & Co use the market leading REHAU TOTAL70 PVC-U profile system with an intumescent strip within the specially reinforced frame. This strip expands with heat to offer at least a 30minute fire rating, complying with the requirements of BS476 Pts 20 and 22. For the Salix Homes properties, largely located across the Beechfarm estate in the Swinton area of Salford, Greater Manchester, Hart & Co fabricated windows up to 2m wide using separate 1m square fixed light frames joined with an expansion coupler. These replicated the look of the windows with opening lights which had been in place previously. They are double glazed with 4mm float glass on the inside of the sealed unit and pyroshield wired glass on the outside.

Hart & Co, based in Skelmersdale, has been fully accredited by REHAU to manufacture the RAUFERNO system, having undergone certified REHAU training. It has a specialist division producing the fire windows ( enabling it to respond quickly to the Salix Homes order.

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Millbrook Tower Stands Tall Following Replacement of Rainwater Drainage Stacks One of the tallest buildings in Southampton has had a complete drainage solution designed and installed without the temporary re-homing of any residents.

Formerly the tallest building in Southampton, the Millbrook Tower stands at 240 feet. Built over 50 years ago, the building had a cast iron drainage system installed that had started to rust and fail, causing excessive leaking in the 144 flats in the development.

January 2016, eight members of the Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) department of SCC came to Polypipe Terrain’s Centre of Excellence in Aylesford for training to gain a better understanding of the specification, assembly and installation of plastic fabricated drainage stacks.

Southampton City Council (SCC) who wanted a complete holistic approach to the design, manufacture and installation of the replacement drainage system, approached Polypipe. In

Working with SCC, as experts in providing intelligently engineered solutions for the movement of water and air around tall buildings, Polypipe Terrain assessed the failing drainage stacks in Millbrook Tower, and designed a new high-density polyethylene system. Terrain FUZE HDPE was installed due to a number of its key benefits over other more traditional materials. Lighter in weight than cast iron, Terrain FUZE HDPE can feature longer pipe runs, so less jointing is required. As the

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system is jointed using electrofusion welding, where the weld area is as strong as the host material, the system integrity is increased and consequently the risk of leaks in the development is dramatically reduced. Due to the inherent material characteristics, Terrain FUZE HDPE lends itself to fabrication. Utilising Polypipe’s unique Terrain Fabrication Service, the system was fabricated to exact specification and delivered to the site, where Southampton’s DLO were able to complete the installation work across the 144 properties 40% faster than the average for such works. This meant that the residents of Millbrook Tower were able to remain in their properties, a key consideration when designing the drainage stacks of the building.


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MSPS creates 'masterpiece' in canopy design for Merseyrail's Waterloo Station The station owners, Merseyrail, wanted an attractive canopy that was sympathetic with the environment and includes original artwork by the worldrenowned sculptor, Sir Antony Gormley OBE. The station is also the gateway to Crosby beach, featuring Sir Antony’s master work ‘Another Place’.

Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS), the multi-disciplinary design and engineering consultancy, used the inspiration of a local artist to create a new canopy to shelter passengers from the elements and improve access to and from the platforms at the historic Waterloo (Merseyside) railway station.

Peter Day, director of rail for MSPS says: “The previous design comprised a large central glazed Macemain type shelter structure on the island platform. The client wanted a new solution that was more inspiring and more in keeping with the modern art that is a key feature of the interior design. Our new design is both practical and contemporary, giving the shelter that passengers need in a style that is sensitive to its environment.”

Opened in 1848, Waterloo became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line in 1978. The station was refurbished in 2011 and announced plans for a £3.7 million improvement programme in 2014. The latest programme of works also includes modifications to platform surface drainage and lighting as well as customer information signs, CCTV and PA systems.

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MSPS designed a solution that combined modernity with practicality, fusing cladding with glazing to create cantilevered canopies over the platforms, waiting areas, and access routes between platforms and the existing stairs. A section of the covered area has also been enclosed to provide a heated waiting room.

Xtract™ - the eco-friendly way to remove Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive non-native plant that is spreading throughout the UK at an alarming rate. Introduced to the UK in the 1850’s, knotweed causes structural damage to buildings, adds significant time delays to development sites and can prevent the sale of land. When the ground is going to be disturbed for a development, it is crucial the knotweed is physically removed quickly and efficiently to allow the works to continue hassle free. The traditional Dig & Dump method of removing Japanese knotweed is now referred to by the Environment Agency as ‘the method of last resort’. Other eco-innovative alternatives exist, such as Xtract™. Concerned about the environmental impacts of Dig & Dump, Environet UK, one of the longest established Japanese knotweed removal specialists, developed the Xtract™ method to rapidly remove

knotweed in an eco-friendly way. The Xtract™ process screens the infested soil to remove all of the viable rhizomes, allowing the clean soil to be re-used on site. This reduces haulage and waste to landfill, causes less disruption than Dig & Dump and uses no chemicals. Typically half the cost of Dig & Dump, not only is Xtract™ beneficial to the environment, it is crucial to keeping costs down on developments. It is advisable for any treatment or removal work on Japanese knotweed to be guaranteed, as this is often a requirement of lending institutions. Make sure that whoever carries out the work is able to provide full evidence of their removal plan together with an insurance backed guarantee. The eradication work that Environet carries out is fully guaranteed and underwritten by ‘A’ rated Lloyd’s, providing the highest level of security.

Since its launch in 2008, Xtract™ has been used by major builders and developers on sites across the UK. For further information, please visit or call 01932 868 700

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36 EXTERNAL WORKS, LANDSCAPING & DRAINAGE Q: How can I prevent mold on my deck?

How to Protect your Deck over the Winter Months – Ask the Experts Q: How do I ensure my deck doesn’t crack or splinter from the extreme weather? A: Extreme changes in weather can speed up splintering of deck boards. To ensure that next year’s outdoor fun is ouch-free, fix splintering boards on a wood deck before winter’s arrival. The amount of time and effort required to make repairs will depend on the extent of the damage. Lightly splintered boards may be salvaged through sanding, while severely splintered planks will continue to deteriorate and most likely will need to be replaced. For a splinter-free deck, wood-alternative decking like Trex is composed of a highly durable material that offers the natural beauty of wood without the rotting and splintering.

The Port of Bristol is a major deep water port with the harbour and its operations designed to routinely accept large cargo Capesize vessels of up to 130,000 DWT (Dead Weight Tonnage) With over £330m invested by First Corporate Shipping Limited in the dock estate in recent years the Port is now recognised as being one of the most productive and technically advanced in Europe.

A: Mold and mildew are enemies of any exterior surface – especially shady decks exposed to pollen or other organic debris and standing puddles of water. Never let snow or ice accumulate on your deck for lengthy periods of time. Sweeping the surface creates a first line of defense against mold and mildew and prevents the creation of an environment that nurtures the growth of fungus. For stubborn piles of snow or ice, use calcium chloride or rock salt, available in many home centres, to speed melting.

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Low cost solution to slippery decking Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe to comply with health and safety issues. FibreGrid has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of Anti Slip Standard GRP Decking Strips, part of their affordable GRP SlipGrip® Standard range. Timber decking becomes safer with these quick and easy to install DeckGrip Strips, which come supplied with decking screws and are pre-drilled Available in lengths of 1200mm and 2400mm and widths of 50mm and 90mm, these decking strips are ideal for most decking areas and walkways. They are designed with a chamfered edge to provide additional safety which reduces any possibility of trips and falls. Unlike other products, no glue is required to install the product. From an aesthetics view point, given the choice of widths available, DeckGrip Strips are able to compliment existing decking areas by making a feature of the Strips against the timber substrate. Enquiry No.252

Q: How can I protect my decking from getting scuffed and scratched? A: Scuffs and abrasions accumulated during the summer from furniture or foot traffic can mar the beauty of any deck’s surface. Before the first snow falls, it’s important to wash, stain and seal wood decks – a process that can take several days and may require the use of heavy equipment like a power washer. For a low-maintenance option, consider a wood-alternative deck such as Trex, which features a finish that resists stains, scratches and mold and requires no sanding, staining or sealing. Web: Enquiry No.253

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578 metres of Hauraton FASERFIX® SUPER 150, channels have been installed along the redeveloped quayside and container handling area at the Royal Portbury Dock, Port of Bristol. Cat Jones, Hauraton’s South West Area Projects Manager outlines the features and benefits of FASERFIX® SUPER channels that made them ideal for the Royal Portbury Dock project; “Hauraton have for the last 50 years been at the forefront of manufacturing robust Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) surface water drainage systems that are today distributed and installed around the world in some of the harshest environments. The FRC perfected by the company in the mid 70’s allows our FASERFIX® channels and trash boxes to have much thinner walls yet are very much stronger when compared with similar non-reinforced concrete products. A standard feature of FASERFIX® SUPER channels

are galvanised steel pressings securely moulded on to the top edges of the channel during production, this detail allied with the Class F900 ductile iron gratings supplied for the Portbury Dock project, provides exceptional wear resistance and increased load bearing capability. Unlike some other well known makes, our FASERFIX® components are so strong, even prior to installation they are able to endure the rigours of site work and then the twisting wheels of container handling vehicles’ once installed”. For related Case Studies go to QR code for

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’Aluprof Keeps it Safe’ by Wojciech Brozyna - MD of Aluprof UK At Aluprof we have recently supplied an enhanced version of our MBSR50N curtain wall system on a new medium secure mental health unit at St Bernard’s Hospital, London. Known as the ‘Three Bridges Medium Secure Unit’, the project was specified using Aluprof systems, with fabrication and installation undertaken by Britplas.

The main challenge of this design was security of the north and west elevations. It is normal practice to construct a high secure perimeter fence around medium secure units, but in this case it was not possible. The location of nearby hospital building meant that

the north and west elevations were adjacent to a car park and other spaces which were publicly accessible, so a secure fence was not practicable. To create a secure perimeter for the new development, the security needed to be built within the building envelope, and specifically the curtain walling system itself. Initial draft specifications called for the curtain wall to be made from steel and the glazing supplied to a ballistic level. Working closely with our experienced customer, Britplas, we already had experience of such requirements on previous projects in Europe and so specified the additional use of stainless steel plates within the construction, complete with a revised layout of fixing arrangements for the pressure plates of the curtain wall. The resulting enhanced construction was completed with powder coated aluminium cappings thereby offering a neat external curtain wall appearance. The installation called for glazing to P4 and P5 levels as described in BS EN 356:2000, ‘Glass in building. Security glazing. Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack’. As the MB-SR50N curtain wall system offered a variable

FREEFOAM launch x-wood cladding Freefoam Building Products announce the launch of X-Wood, a completely new and innovative exterior cladding that looks and handles like wood but without all the usual maintenance issues associated with timber. X-Wood is a PVC-U cladding with subtle woodgrain finish designed to bring a refreshing new look to the exterior of any refurbishment or new build project.

In response to the growing popularity of both timber and PVC facades, Freefoam have used their manufacturing expertise to design and produce an attractive high performance cladding comprised of three different layers. A heavy duty through coloured plastic foam core, covered with a durable plastic skin and then coated with market leading Renolit film which creates a hard wearing, stable material with a beautiful subtle woodgrain effect

glazing depth within its design, these thicker more secure DGU’s was easily accommodated. The resulting design was tested prior to installation to ensure that the designed levels of security were achievable and met the clients expectations. The final design offered both a saving in costs over steel whilst still meeting the clients specification required for a medium secure unit using an aluminium system. So why specify aluminium? Some of the reasons that immediately come to mind are ‘strength’, ‘durability’ and ‘recyclability’, it is the latter that makes the specification of aluminium a green choice for architects as aluminium is virtually 100% recyclable many times over. Today over 50% of all aluminium extruded comes from recycled content which uses just 5% of the original energy used to create the aluminium in the first place. So why don’t we just use more recycled aluminium, well, we just can’t get enough to meet demand! Since 1880, when aluminium first became a commercial reality, 75% of all the aluminium ever produced is still in active service, I don’t think many other finish. Any exterior wall covering has a major impact on a building’s appearance. X-Wood cladding offers a wide choice of six contemporary colours to create an attractive finish. From subtle White, Cream and Greyed Cedar to traditional Oak and more dramatic Anthracite Grey and Wine Red all with an impressive ten-year guarantee. Suitable for both commercial and domestic new build or renovation projects and with its high performance credentials X-Wood can also be successfully used in coastal and highly exposed areas. Easy to fit: X-Wood Cladding offers several considerable advantages to architects, contractors, self-builders and installers. The PVC-U material requires no sealing or treating and the system includes a full range of high quality aluminium and PVC-U fitting trims to ensure a quick, neat and professional finish, saving valuable fitting time. Lasts for years: With its unique stable composition X-Wood is manufactured not to warp, split, splinter or decay. Utilising the Renolit woodgrain outer film gives the range extra stability by providing UV protection, meaning that X-Wood is colourfast and weatherproof.

building materials can boast such credentials. Compared to other materials used in fenestration, aluminium profiles are cheaper and quicker to produce, they are also capable of providing intricate shapes for various requirements and, as realised in this project, can be used with other materials to offer cost effective solutions. These composite designs can help the profiles not only achieve incredible strengths, they can also offer high levels of security performance. Website at Enquiry No.256

Minimal maintenance: PVC cladding, like X-Wood, requires very little ongoing maintenance. The PVC-U material is guaranteed to last for ten years just needing a gentle wash down to keep it looking in good condition. Freefoam are PVC cladding specialists with many years of experience manufacturing a choice of cladding ranges, designs and styles both in the UK, Ireland and Europe. X-Wood complements Freefoam’s existing woodgrain single shiplap, embossed double shiplap and weatherboard range. Colin St John, Commercial Director, explains “We have seen the market appetite for PVC cladding steadily increase and are delighted to add this high performance durable product to our range. Ideal for architects and specifiers, the 16mm thick X-Wood board with its attractive finish is the perfect product for any development. We have developed X-Wood to complement our other cladding products and its introduction will give customers the opportunity to approach new and growing markets.” Enquiry No.257

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The only bituminous roofing membrane with a 40-year BBA durability statement

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%.

Alumasc’s Derbigum waterproofing membrane is the only high-performance bituminous roofing membrane with a 40year durability statement from the BBA (British Board of Agrément). Whilst competitors’ durability statements are

typically for 20 or 25 years, Alumasc’s Derbigum stands out for its proven reliability with a 40-year BBA durability statement, which gives specifiers and end-users added confidence as to the product’s in-service longevity. Wiith a proven track record of success, Alumasc’s Derbigum systems have held a BBA certificate since 1980 and offer a variety of environmentally-beneficial, sustainable characteristics: including membranes with high levels of recycled content; innovative CO2-neutralising membranes; energy efficient ‘cool’ roofs; and vegetal, non-bituminous solutions. ALUMASC Enquiry No.423

Keeping children safe from falling roof tiles 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

According to Aviva, prolonged storm force winds, sub-zero temperatures and snow pose a growing threat to roofs. Dislodged materials present a major risk of injury, particularly on low pitches where débris can accumulate. With extended overhangs, the potential for pedestrians to pass directly beneath where a tile will fall is all the greater so buildings in school playgrounds and busy town centres should, ideally, be given added protection. Individual insurance claims for injury in such situations have exceeded £10,000* so straightforward preventative measures can pay considerable dividends throughout the year. A Klober Trapac® Tile & Snow Guard will catch tile pieces and mortar, while allowing water from melting snow to pass through it. Its support brackets are lightweight, simple to connect and suitable for flat or profiled concrete interlocking tiles and no additional support battens are needed.

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Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine cleans the air

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A l u m a s c ’s Derbigum Olivine roofing membrane is a highly effective, durable waterproofing solution which also actively purifies the air and makes a positive contribution towards reducing global warming - by neutralising CO2, the most prevalent greenhouse gas. When rainwater comes into contact with the olivine the CO2 is literally washed out of the air. An irreversible chemical reaction takes place which transforms the CO2 into three environmentally-harmless substances -water, magnesium carbonate and sand. Whilst other socalled ‘environmentally friendly’ membranes incorporate titanium dioxide and require either sulphuric acid or chlorine gas in their production, the Olivine in Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine surfacing is 100% naturally occurring and simply requires grinding down to the right size. ALUMASC

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Sika Liquid Plastics has been given a lead role in a roofing project at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff. The brand’s Sikalastic 625 cold-applied liquid roofing membrane will be applied to the building’s 16,000 m² profiled metal roof deck as a replacement to the existing single-ply system which had become vulnerable due to standing water. With 6,500 m² of shooting space, the building is home to high profile TV series such as Sherlock. Roofing contractor, Central Roofing, has been tasked with the installation, which is expected to take 20 weeks to complete.

The refurbishment programme will be delivered in sections, working around filming periods and will completely encapsulate the roof to protect it from future water ingress. Steve Cookson, technical services manager at Sika Liquid Plastics, said: “The existing membrane used to waterproof the gutters had been sealed using bracing pieces that had created dams along the gutter line, causing ponding of standing water up to 30mm deep. This not only made the membrane vulnerable to failure but also increased the weight loading on the roof. Enquiry No.260

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RAISING THE ROOFLINE Unusually shaped, the architecturally stunning Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Aberdeen in Scotland is designed to assist in the psychological and emotional healing process for those affected by cancer. A Licensed Icynene contractor installed both Icynene H2Foam ForteTM and Icynene H2 Foam LiteTM in the pebble-shaped structure. Situated on the southern boundary of the Foresterhill site of the Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen, Scotland, Maggie’s Cancer Centre is the latest such centre to provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by cancer.

The centre, designed to be homely and full of warmth, aims to provide an environment where those facing cancer can gain support. The centre also intends to inspire imagination from visitors and has contributed to the architecture of the Aberdeen city area. The Design: Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, together with Scottish firm, Halliday Fraser Munro, took on the challenge to create a visually stunning structure in the shape of a pebble. The unusually-shaped single storey structure features a reinforced concrete exterior and timber interior. Steel reinforcements were used to form the structure’s unique shape. With activity and meeting rooms located on the ground floor and office space on the mezzanine, the centre features high-end interior finishes and manages to create a peaceful, welcoming and beautiful space for anyone who visits. Insulating Maggie’s Cancer Centre: A Licensed local Icynene contractor was enlisted by Halliday Fraser Munro to help insulate the centre in February 2013 using two high performance Icynene spray foam insulation products. The spray foam insulation crew used five sets of the 100% water-blown closed cell medium density Icynene H2Foam ForteTM and used seven sets of the open Enquiry No.261

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

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Both Icynene H2Foam LiteTM and Icynene H2Foam ForteTM contribute to creating a positive, peaceful and comfortable environment for visitors to the new centre in Aberdeen. The Result: Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Aberdeen was completed and opened in September 2013. The structure, set apart by a small landscaped area, is open to anyone requiring its services and support. The unusual shape and highly visual design has been receiving attention from the architecture community and the greater Aberdeen community. In November 2013, the centre was awarded a Commendation by Aberdeen’s Civic Society and in March 2014, GMS Insulations Ltd, the Icynene distributor in the UK, was awarded the Best Architectural Project – International at the Icynene 2014 Global Conference for their involvement in the project.

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42 EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS & NEWS Industry Training Programme Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland has teamed up with UK-GBC for its Learning and Development Programme. The partnership, which began in October, will continue throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017, equipping the industry with the knowledge and skills to help create a more sustainable built environment. Saint-Gobain and UK-GBC are working closely as part of the partnership to carefully plan the courses to provide the best information and skills necessary for built environment professionals, sustainability leaders and businesses to grow their understanding of sustainable building. The partnership aims to achieve this through the delivery of a compelling message on sustainable buildings across 3 learning levels – awareness, understanding, and application. SAINT-GOBAIN UK

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Offsite solutions bring Build Show success for IKO Polymeric Live hot-air welding and unique offsite roofing solutions drew specifiers and contractors to the IKO Polymeric stand at the Build Show, held in the NEC in October. IKO Polymeric’s Armourplan PVC and Spectraplan single ply roofing membranes were on show alongside its new IKO Armourdek pre-fabricated roof panel. “As well as its environmentally friendly features, Spectraplan is a unique product offering some remarkable benefits to roofing contractors,” explains Buket Aydinlik, IKO Polymeric Marketing Manager. Welding live on the stand, IKO Polymeric’s experienced field engineers demonstrated how punctures can be repaired without a patch and problem creases easily fixed. Spectraplan can also be welded at lower temperatures for perfect detailing on corners and upstands. IKO

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SIKA Launches major projects division Sika has launched a Major Projects Team, bringing together the group’s expertise from across its waterproofing, concrete, sealing and bonding, flooring, refurbishment and roofing businesses to offer a holistic approach to supporting a project from design through to completion. Leveraging expertise that spans 93 countries and Sika’s 17,000 employees worldwide, 1,200 of whom are employed in research and development roles, the Major Projects Team works with architects, consultants and contractors offering a joined up approach to design taking into account performance, durability, sustainability and buildability. The team will support best fit specification, with integrated solutions that are engineered for an improved built environment, added value and reduced whole life costs.

Explains Steve Squire, head of Sika Major Projects: “Sika’s focus on innovation and product development has led to the specification of our products on major schemes worldwide and the significant growth that Sika has achieved. That’s great, but we knew we could do more. “We want to work smarter with the delivery chain to help identify areas where we can integrate solutions to enhance the performance of a structure, improve buildability, identify sustainable solutions, reduce risk and cost.” “In addition to tapping into our Major Projects team’s expertise, delivery partners will also be able to streamline the procurement and technical specification processes, helping to manage costs and time more effectively.” SIKA

Listers. 40 years in the making. Let’s face it, the fenestration industry is hard work. Window companies are scrabbling over a very congested marketplace and unfortunately many have fallen by the wayside as the competition gets tougher and tougher. So to have 40 successful years under your belt is a remarkable achievement and that’s exactly what Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent have achieved this year. Established in 1976 and operating from a shed at the bottom of the then owner’s garden, nobody could have foreseen the impact that Listers would

have in the market place. Mark Warren, Managing Director takes up the story. “I joined Listers fabricating PVCu windows in 1987 bringing the workforce to just 3 people. PVCu was a relatively new product and we truly made hay whilst the sun shone, rapidly outgrowing and expanding our premises and eventually moving our factory into the centre of Stoke on Trent.” Over the following 10 years Listers focus on quality products and effective marketing saw sales blossom from an annual turnover of just £200k to over £3Million and employing over 50 staff.

“We’ve had lots of competition over the years but our focus on building long lasting Trade Partnerships has always worked in our favour,” remarked Mark, “often being the first in the UK to deliver new products and standards of service our innovation and strategy has always kept us ahead, strong and successful.” Listers have been recognised for their innovations many times over the years winning numerous top industry awards. Fast forward to 2012 and the Listers Director team completed a buyout which allowed them the flexibility to push forward once again. And the results were almost instantaneous with Listers recording record sales in 2013 and 2014. Listers put their success down to constant evaluation of the market, their customer’s needs and their product lines. “We couldn’t afford to stay as a “white window” fabricator otherwise we would have been swallowed up by the demand for more innovative products,” said Mark, “and

we pride ourselves on offering the widest customer choice using some of the very best products on the market.” 2016 sees Listers reaching the milestone of 40 years trading. With over 120 employees, new showrooms, a purpose built factory, a fully serviced trade counter, an £11m turnover and of course, a vision of expansion for the next 40 years. And what better way to celebrate 40 years of trading? A huge staff party! In typical Listers style, they converted their entire carpark into a funfair with all the games, concessions, rides and entertainment you could think of, along with full bar and catering. “It’s an achievement for Listers to have hit 40 years trading and the thanks has to go to our staff for all of their support over the decades,” said Mark. “We honestly couldn’t have achieved what we have without their help and this 40th anniversary bash is just a little thank you from all of the Directors to our team.” It has been an impressive journey and what is immediately apparent is that Listers consider the last 40 years as only the start of what will become an even more remarkable history. Pics show Listers staff enjoying the 40th Anniversary festivities. 01782 391900 Enquiry No.263

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Light Up Your Life This February at Surface Design Show 2017 Discover the latest architectural lighting designs at Light School Light School will be hosted within Surface Design Show 2017 at the Business Design Centre in London from 7-9 February.

For over 10 years Surface Design Show has been the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative and exciting materials with a specifying audience of architects and designers. Light is a vital partner to surface design, changing interior & exterior surfaces dramatically - Light School attendees will discover the best of new lighting

design and learn about the important partnership between surface and light. Now in its fourth year Light School presented by The Light Collective and supported by the Institute of Lighting Professionals consists of three parts: Light Talks, Product School and the School Newspaper. The School Room: The School Room hosts Light Talks sponsored by Luctra; 2½ days of lessons and hands-on demos with top UK lighting designers taking on the role of lecturers. The programme of talks provides the audience with access to the UK’s leading lighting designers, many of whom are returning for the second or third year. This year’s speakers will include David Atkinson of David Atkinson Lighting Design, Sanjit Bahra of Design Plus Light, Ellie Coombs of Nulty, Rebecca Weir of Light IQ and

Introducing The Euclid Group: A World Leader in Construction Chemicals Mark Greaves, President of The Euclid Group

Sally Storey of Lighting Design International. Product School: Product School is the home of architectural lighting and provides architects and designers with a comprehensive review of lighting innovation and technology. Visitors can touch, compare and learn about innovative lighting products from exhibitors including Spectral, Applelec, Optelma, Baro, Wila, Evans Turner, Visive, Selux and Lumiscopic. One new product introduced for Light School will be a range of illuminated surfaces from Lumiscopic featuring their trademark dichoric materials which appear to change colour depending on the viewing angle.

this combined global infrastructure positions The Euclid Group as one of the world’s foremost construction chemicals companies. This structure will enable brands to generate mutual growth by leveraging existing market position, selling channels and brand recognition to promote new brands and new products in new places.

“Combining so many leading brands into The Euclid Group has created a unique business that encapsulates not only an unrivalled collection of high performance products, but also more than a century of industry knowledge and a vast wealth of experience across the globe. ”

The global coverage of systems combined with localised expertise provides clients with an understanding of international best practice, the ability to ensure consistency that spans continents alongside a consideration for regional details.

In total, The Euclid Group will consist of 34 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries, a sales presence in 55 countries and more than 2,100 members of staff. The enhanced capabilities of

successful Trans-Europe Express Tour. School Newspaper: Every school has a newspaper and of course Light School is no exception. The Light School Newspaper, sponsored by Xicato, is a free newspaper sent out to 70,000 architects, designers and specifiers. Plus every attendee gets a free copy to take away at the end of the ‘school day’. The newspaper contains articles on Lighting Design, Product School and interviews from Light Talks lecturers. Light School ensures that the audience leaves the show having learnt something that will change the way they see light.

In 2016 British lighting company Factorylux launched a new range of Xicato powered architectural spotlights, pendants, wall lights and lighting track. During Surface Design Show Factorylux will be hosting a series of lighting workshops where attendees make, test and certify a complete luminaire to BS EN 60598. Workshops are in #TheVan a purpose built mobile workspace which has just completed a hugely

chemical and coatings technology brands. The complementary technologies and geographies of the businesses ensure that clients, wherever they are located, have access to its comprehensive product offering.”

The Euclid Group has announced its formation by joining several RPM International Inc. subsidiaries in business together, with the predominant operating companies being Euclid Chemical, Eucomex, Toxement, Cave, Viapol, Flowcrete, RPM Belgium and Vandex. Each of the operating businesses will sit equally under The Euclid Group A manufacturer of specialty chemicals umbrella but will now also be able to and smart building solutions, The Euclid manufacture and supply additional Group is ideally positioned to supply the construction chemical solutions global construction, structural and civil according to local demand and engineering industries with innovative, production capabilities. high quality and future-proof materials. The newly appointed President of The Euclid Group, Mark Greaves, said: “The Euclid Group is a powerful union of some of the world’s most trusted


The combined portfolio of the new Group includes: concrete admixtures; chemical fibres; construction products; mining & tunnelling products; specialty polymer flooring; grouts & levelling compounds; parking deck coatings; and decorative concrete. The Euclid Group’s complete product offering means that architects and developers will benefit from a single source for construction chemical components. Whether it is the structural fibres in the concrete, the antimicrobial

floor underfoot, the waterproof deck or concrete enhancing admixtures - The Euclid Group will be able to supply the most critical elements of any commercial or industrial development. Within the rapidly growing global construction chemicals market, which is set to be worth more than USD 40 billion by 2020, The Euclid Group represents a progressive, dynamic solution provider tailored to take on the industry’s future challenges. This forward-looking perspective is exemplified by The Euclid Group’s commitment to providing the construction industry with sustainable solutions designed to reduce the sector’s environmental impact. The Euclid Group will operate as part of the RPM Performance Coatings Group, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. Web:

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44 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS Look closer at fuel cost transparency

Taking a closer look at fuel costs can bring unpleasant surprises for some fleet managers. Although fuel probably represents their largest variable cost item apart from staff costs, many have only a limited idea of how much they are spending. Unless a fleet is refuelling with the right commercial rate fuel cards, it is virtually impossible to predict fuel costs with any precision. Paying pump prices means that identical vehicles can refuel with diesel or petrol at exactly the same time, only a few miles from each other, but at greatly differing costs. If one fills up at a supermarket and the other on the motorway, the bills could differ by 10p per litre or more. THE FUELCARD PEOPLE

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Get a fast fix with Fix in 5 Fix In 5 is the latest addition to Everbuild – A Sika Company’s adhesive range, bringing a truly universal construction adhesive with an ultrastrong final bond strength which has to be seen to be believed. Curing in just 5 minutes, Fix In 5 combines an advanced PU formula with fibre reinforced technology giving gap filling properties allowing it to be used on the most demanding of jobs, bonding virtually all materials including timber, metals, natural stone, concrete, plastics and much more. Chemical and weather resistant, Fix In 5 is available in grey in 310ml cartridges, offers sound deadening properties and is suitable for interior and exterior use. For more information on Fix In 5 or any other product in the Everbuild or Sika ranges visit EVERBUILD

Leading building products manufacturer strengthens its management team The A. Proctor Group, specialists in building products and solutions, are pleased to announce it is strengthening its Board of Directors with the appointment of Alastair Gleave as Sales Director. Alastair joins the Group with an impressive portfolio of more than 22 years of construction sector experience, starting out as an Architect and utilising this knowledge commercially, previously working with organisations such as Superglass and Kingspan. Alastair will be responsible for contributing to The A. Proctor Group’s overall strategy and increasing offerings to both existing and new clients. Alastair commented: “I am delighted to be joining the team at the A. Proctor Group, and looking forward to building on the company’s success to date, and in developing new business opportunities. It’s a real pleasure to be part of such a renowned name within the construction industry.” THE A. PROCTOR GROUP

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Taking action to tackle skills shortage

Peter leaves his pivotal partner

the Royal School of Music and the Royal Albert Hall, in London, the creation of the Madjeski Stadium – home of Reading Football Club, Glasgow Velodrome and a 600-ton ship for the Jubilee Sailing Trust which teaches disabled and able-bodied people to crew tall ships. Peter’s eclectic career started as a building merchant’s apprentice at Randall’s in Bedford at the age of 17. He spent time as a metals buyer with Edward Baustead Ltd on the LME (London Metal Exchange) before moving into sales at Lloyd Worrall where he gained his Guild of Architectural Ironmongers qualification in 1983. GEZE UK

The gypsum industry is taking affirmative action to tackle the skills shortage in the construction sector. A recent report by the Stockerl Training Review confirmed the concerns of the CITB and employers alike that current training provision and uptake for dry trades such as drylining, ceilings and partitions are poor, estimating that as many as two in three site operatives have no formal training. The skills gap is set to widen if more apprentices are not trained and ready to replace the many experienced operatives expected to leave the sector over the next few years. GPDA

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GEZE UK has been pivotal in the career of Peter Haywood who is set to retire from his role as an area sales manager after 48 years in the industry. The company ‘opened the door’ to a number of opportunities in Peter’s career – spring boarding him into a glamourous role in the Middle East before joining the firm itself on his return to the UK. He has spent a total of 16 years working for GEZE UK, overseeing sales in London, and the south east and latterly in the south west, and is due to retire at Christmas. During his time with GEZE UK he has been involved in a number of exciting projects including work on

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EDF Energy’s Final Investment Decision on Hinkley Point C Confirms Premier Modular’s appointment to Build the Prestigious Accommodation Project for the new Nuclear Power Station The Biggest Ever Modular Build Construction Project in the UK

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Premier Modular Limited, a leading East Yorkshire based manufacturer and constructor of modular buildings, celebrating their 60th year in business, is pleased to announce that its appointment as the contractor providing a series of modular building complexes at Hinkley Point C in Somerset has been confirmed following EDF Energy’s Final Investment Decision. The complex will deliver offices and site welfare facilities required for the construction phase of the new nuclear power station. The 38,000 sqm of office space – the largest modular project awarded in the UK - will house all the management and technical personnel required during the construction stage of this much needed new nuclear power plant. Part of the buildings will be converted after the construction cycle to remain as high quality offices for the permanent site. Almost 1000 steel framed modules are being constructed ‘off site’ at Premier’s state-of- the-art manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire, before being transported to the Hinkley Point C site for final assembly and fitting out – a process that will take only 16 months from manufacture to hand over. Since Premier’s appointment as a preferred bidder for this contract back in July 2015, Premier has continued to work closely with EDF Energy to ensure that delivery of the complex can proceed as soon as the Final Investment Decision has been made. Hinkley Point C will provide reliable, low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. During its 60 years of operation,

it will avoid 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. EDF Energy envisages an estimated 25,000 job opportunities will be created over the construction of the new power station, including up to 1,000 apprenticeships. It is also Premier’s intention to contract work, where practical, to companies local to the Hinkley Point C site, where it is anticipated that approximately 35% of the work will be completed. David Harris, Divisional Director at Premier reports “This project is one of the most significant modular projects in history and will really put modular construction on the map. We foresee that this project is not only important for Premier but will also be of significant benefit to the local economies in Yorkshire and Somerset in terms of both sub-contractor and supplier opportunities required to support this major construction project. Premier will resource this project with the full scope of skills required to deliver the scheme to the excellent standard and quality of product that we and EDF Energy expect and we anticipate taking on a number of apprentices throughout the delivery of the scheme.” 0800 3160888


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