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BuildingNews June 2016

Volume 22 Issue 06

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Brexit could worsen construction skills crisis, warns FMB

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The Government must ensure that our new system of immigration provides the construction sector with enough skilled workers to build the homes and infrastructure projects we need, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned. Responding to the British electorate’s decision to leave the European Union, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The UK construction industry has been heavily reliant on migrant workers from Europe for decades now – at present, 12% of the British construction workers are of non-UK origin. The majority of these workers are from EU countries such as Poland, Romania and Lithuania and they have helped the construction industry bounce back from the economic downturn when 400,000 skilled workers left our industry, most of which did not return. It is now the Government’s responsibility to ensure that the free-flowing tap of migrant workers from Europe is not turned off. If Ministers want to meet their house building and infrastructure objectives, they have to ensure that the new system of immigration is responsive to the needs of industry.” Berry continued: “At the same time, we need to ensure that we invest in our own homegrown talent through apprenticeship training. We need to train more construction apprentices so we are not overly reliant on migrant workers from Europe or further afield. That’s why it’s so important that the Government gets the funding framework right for apprenticeships – when you consider that this whole policy area is currently in flux, and then you add Brexit into the mix, it’s no exaggeration to say that a few wrong moves by the Government could result in the skills crisis becoming a skills catastrophe. The next few years will bring unprecedented challenges to the construction and house building sector, and it’s only through close collaboration between the Government and industry that we’ll be able to overcome them.”

5.3% pay hike agreed for 400,000 construction workers

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After protracted negotiations the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) has agreed a pay deal for the 400,000 construction workers under its remit. The three main construction unions GMB, Unite and Ucatt and the client side, led by Build UK, have agreed that pay rates will increase by 5.3% over the next two years. Pay rates will rise 2.5% from 25th July 2016 and then by a further 2.75% in June 2017. This is significantly above current and project inflation, which has been steady at 0.3% recently. Industry sick pay and subsistence allowance will also increase at least in line with the basic pay rate increases. Workers will receive an extra day’s holiday from 1st January 2017 which is worth an additional 0.4%. The taking of holidays has also been made more flexible. Continued on page 2

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REFURB, REPAIR & NEW BUILD.............. PAGE 04 FLOORING, WALLS & CEILINGS...............PAGE 14 TOOLS, SITE EQUIPMENT & SAFETY........... PAGE 16 DOORS & WINDOWS INC FIRE, SAFETY SECURITY......................................................... PAGE 24

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When I travel far abroad on holiday, I get annoyed by the lack of “fixed prices” for goods. I know many people (including my girlfriend) have fun negotiating with the shop keepers in order to grab a bargain. Back home in the UK, we are well used to paying the price shown – and insurance premiums are often seen as being fixed. It’s no great secret that some premiums can be negotiated and the idea of this article is to help you prepare yourself the best you can. For the purposes of this example, I am assuming that you have a renewal invitation and have shopped around and found a cheaper quotation elsewhere. In this situation, I recommend that you forward your quotation to your existing insurer and ask them to either match or beat what you have. Obviously, if the quotation is of less cover, it would be reasonable to expect your existing cover to be reduced to match this, or for you to accept that you need to pay extra for better cover. It appears to me that there is a belief amongst buyers of insurance, that it is bad tactics to reveal their best price so far, or to say who gave the quotation. The fear is that this will create a bottom line for the premium and that no insurer will venture very far below this. In fact, advising an insurer of a “target” premium (as we call it) is really helpful. Without a target premium, and this is the situation in over 90% of the quotations that we arrange, the insurer will quote their “standard” premiums. If the insurer has a

target premium and they are a little bit more expensive, then they may make a special effort and apply an additional discount to secure the business. No such effort will be made without a target premium. I know from the many conversations I have had over the years regarding the subject of target premiums that this is a very difficult concept for my prospective clients (and friends) to accept. However, I am fairly confident that when you arrange estimates in your own business, that you will always have a second look at the cost if cheaper estimates have been obtained elsewhere and price has become a contentious issue. As well as the price and cover, consideration should always be given towards the quality of the insurer. There are always insurers in the market that are not very reputable (one or two usually go bust each year) and I recommend that you do your homework on any insurer that you have not heard of. I always plug my own business in these articles and it goes without saying (I hope!) that we are very careful which insurance companies that we deal with, because it is our reputation (if not my business) which is on the line if anything goes wrong. Ray Colenutt DipCII, the writer of this article, has over 35 years of arranging insurance in the construction industry and is the managing director of Versatile Insurance Professionals Ltd 01837 658955

A new dawn for UK Construction begins now Following the EU referendum where 52 per cent of voters decided to leave the European Union, organisers of the UK’s largest construction event have called for a united front in the industry to face the challenges and opportunities ahead. Nathan Garnett, Event Director for UK Construction Week, commented: “A new dawn for UK construction begins here. It is inevitable that our industry will experience a period of uncertainty and adjustment, but the construction sector has proved time and time again to be incredibly resilient. Now the result of the referendum is clear, we, as an industry, must move forward together with confidence. Leaving the EU will likely mean UK construction firms will be looking to invest in British products and services like never before. The UK boasts many longterm infrastructure projects and the Bank of England have made sound contingency plans for leaving the EU. The UK also has the foundations for a boom in house building, and the industry must and will be committed to meeting the national need for housing. Leaving the EU will inevitably attract new investors to our shores offering new opportunities, and that will happen sooner rather than later. The last few weeks and months have been uncertain for the UK construction industry, but now is the time to embrace the change and these new opportunities.

“This October UK Construction Week will celebrate this vitally important sector for the UK economy and it will now be centre stage for leaders and mentors to strategize and lead us into a new era for UK Construction.” Taking place in October at the Birmingham NEC, UK Construction Week will be supported by a comprehensive schedule of seminars, debates and workshops from industry leaders and associations. Some of the key issues that will be discussed on the main stage at the event will be diversity in construction, tackling the skills and housing shortages, BIM and much more, while the individual show feature areas will offer a wealth of further, sector-specific information. Consisting of Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2016, Smart Buildings 2016, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2016 and Grand Designs Live, UK Construction Week will span five halls of the NEC catering for the entire spectrum of the industry from architect to installer. With support from trade associations and partners from across the industry the event is on course to deliver a relevant, useful and profitable show experience for all who attend. For more information please visit www.ukconstructionweek.com or follow @UK_CW on Twitter.

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5.3% pay hike agreed for 400,000 construction workers Continued from front cover Travel allowances have been reconfigured and will now be calculated in miles rather than kilometres. A number of skilled operative rates (including slinger/signaller, banksman, fork lift truck and telehandler drivers) have received pay increases above the basic award. Despite reaching a settlement for the 400,000 workers (making it the largest in the industry) in some way covered by the CIJC, the unions say that they have put the employers ‘on notice’ that the agreement is increasingly unfit for purpose. Areas of concern include: rates of pay, the failure to recognise the London Living Wage, the lack of a mechanism to ensure the agreement applies to company supply chains and several other matters. Phil Whitehurst, GMB national officer for construction, said: “After protracted negotiations GMB, Unite and Ucatt have attained well over inflation increases over the length of a two year deal, with retrospective increases in sick pay and subsistence allowances from July 25th 2016 and an extra day’s annual leave from January 2017. GMB will consult its members with a firm recommendation of acceptance. “That being said, the CIJC working rule agreement is still by no means the agreement of choice for the whole construction industry being well behind the terms and conditions of other construction agreements such as NAECI and JIB. All three unions have tabled warnings to the employers that the agreement needs a thorough overhaul to bring it into the 21st century or it will wither at the vine and become unfit for purpose in a future innovative construction industry". Ucatt acting general secretary Brian Rye said: “This deal ensures that workers will enjoy above inflation increase for the next two years. However employers need to understand that the CIJC agreement does not meet the needs of the workforce and unless it is radically reformed it will soon cease to be relevant to the industry." Unite national officer for construction John Allott said: “While we welcome this improved pay deal, it must act as a firm foundation for moving the agreement forward, the employers need to recognise that the deal is not an end in itself, but the beginning of the journey to address many of the problems that currently face our members in construction. “The CIJC agreement urgently needs to be revamped for the modern workplace and the unions want to work constructively with employers to achieve this goal."

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With the release of not one, but two, comprehensive ranges of electrical accessories Chint (Europe) UK Ltd takes another step to increase market penetration in the UK. The Studio and Regal ranges, launched under the Shield brand, both offer class-leading modern design, proven build quality and practicality – all underwritten by independent certification and a solid guarantee. Studio accessories are moulded in durable, colour stable and impact resistant white plastic with rounded corners and a low profile to suit modern interiors. Regal accessories have a high-class appearance with a brushed stainless steel finish so as to blend with any installation. Both ranges offer hidden fixings with multiple options for modern lifestyles.

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Lovell Homes Cherry Hall, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire Residential construction specialist Lovell Homes, brought in Designer Contracts to add its interior design expertise to the fourbedroom Glenavon View show home at the developer’s Cherry Hill site in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, on the edge of the scenic Clyde Valley. The development is home to 48 two, three, four and five-bedroom properties priced from £127,500. Cherry Hill is a perfect base for both families and young professionals, offering the ideal combination of rolling countryside and modern life amenities. With a reputation for designing show home properties that respond to a tight marketing brief and deliver a rapid ROI to developers, Designer Contracts was instructed to create a scheme that would appeal to families and young professionals looking for a luxurious and elegant home environment.

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Lift safety and communication specialist Avire has installed its latest LCD multimedia display, the E-Motive iS2, at the City Exchange office building in Trinity Leeds. “We were looking for a system that was easily installed and easy to use,” explained Dave Downes, technical services manager for City Exchange, “and that’s when we came across the iS2. It ticked all the right boxes.”

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Drying in only 90mins whatever the temperature or conditions, Dunlop Rapid Rescue Repair Filler with Hydroloc™ is the newest addition to Dunlop’s Pro Décor range of high performance fillers and wall smoothers. Available in handy 1kg bags, Rapid Rescue is perfect for filling chases, cracks around doors and coving, large cracks and holes. It can be used internally or externally, on the majority of backgrounds from plasterboard to concrete steps, to reliably fill and repair damage up to 50mm deep. Once dry and hard, Rapid Rescue can be sanded down, but you can also simply smooth it over with a damp sponge to achieve a perfect finish due to its super-fine formulation. I enquiry 103 www.mclink.co.uk/942-103


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New Altro Showroom London created by Ab Rogers Design enhance physical and emotional wellbeing, that transform people’s environments - completely aligned with Altro’s ethos. They have used Altro products for years and we knew they understood all that Altro has to offer. Their design is a celebration of the possibilities that can be achieved with our products and solutions.”

Leading flooring and walling solutions company Altro has worked with internationally renowned Ab Rogers Design to create an inspiring, interactive new showroom that showcases a multitude of colourful and creative possibilities, and challenges perceptions of flooring and walling products. The innovative space was created by Ab Rogers Design in collaboration with Altro to celebrate the colour and creative flexibility of Altro’s products. “The showroom immerses you in the essence of Altro, exploring its ethos as a manufacturer of inspirational products,” explains Ab Rogers. “It was exciting to have this huge palette of products from which to create a gallery of Altro and to work with a client who understands our fascination with colour and the powerful effect it can have on an environment.”

The Altro Showroom London has been created as an interactive space, with Altro’s many and varied products available to see, touch and take away, and a range of digital tools to help bring ideas to life. Resources include Altro’s digital kiosk where you can scan product samples, find out more about ranges and colour options and then email the information to your own account - perfect if you don’t want to carry samples around with you. Altro’s new Space visualiser tool allows you to select Altro flooring and wall cladding solutions and place them into

different 3D environments, including a bathroom and commercial kitchen. The Altro Space visualiser allows you to see how Altro products and shades look like in-situ and from all angles, meaning you can choose the right options for your installation with even more confidence. As you would expect from a company renowned for the quality of its customer care, there are also friendly, knowledgeable Altro staff on hand to discuss everything from design trends to technical product details whenever you visit the Altro Showroom London. You can also book the showroom for meetings. Altro’s CEO Richard Kahn is delighted to see the long-planned concept brought to life. He said: “We chose to work with Ab Rogers Design as they create spaces that

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Swimming pools present a notoriously aggressive environment for building materials including reinforced concrete, so it is a measure of Marmox Multiboard’s inherent durability and other attributes that it has been specified for an unusually challenging

Fabricators widening their aluminium product range, says Insight Data Aluminium window, door and commercial glazing fabricators are increasing their product range to capitalise on new opportunities, says industry experts Insight Data. Insight carries out continuous research across the industry and has recorded 30 fabricators adding an additional aluminium system to their range in the last 3 months

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refurbishment contract at a leisure centre in Peterborough. The Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre is just a short walk from Peterborough Cathedral in the city centre and is popular with families as well as clubs and schools, attracted by the facilities and modern styling. Unfortunately, however, the warm moist conditions had caused areas of the paintwork around insides of the very large skylights to peel. High above the water and with asbestos present in the original lining panels, this meant a maintenance nightmare. Main contractor Amey was successful in tendering for the wider project, but brought in Commercial Rope Access with its team of abseillers to tackle relining the nine rooflights: each of which measures 8.5 x 4.5 metres and is five metres deep. I enquiry 106 www.mclink.co.uk/942-106

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Timber Frame House Construction? Risk, Cost and Best Practice Considerations Where Timber Frame and Floors Meet Is the way in which timber frame construction and SIPS construction integrate at ground level flawed? Currently reliance is placed on a number of separate elements working together as one, but in practice these elements are unconnected. Should the construction approach be changed, if at the same time we can address the concerns raised when the last appraisal of Part C of the Building Regulations was conducted? At ground level the site operative is required to establish three protective dpc’s: The oversite membrane, the dpc in the outer skin and the dpc in the inner skin. The combination of all three is intended to provide complete and unpunctuated protection of the building footprint. But, with three unconnected elements this everyday construction arrangement has weaknesses, whilst a different approach can eliminate them. The three principal weaknesses are damp ingress, hygroscopic absorption and the entry of contaminated land gases into the building envelope. Tackling first the subject of contaminated land gas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced some time ago that radon gas (which is present to some extent in most areas of the UK) is more dangerous than first realised. Furthermore, the phasing in of more airtight build standards removes some natural radon dissipation/exit paths from structures. Given one of the most direct entry routes of the gas in a typical home is via the floor/wall junction, there is concern that gas can enter and thereafter concentrations accumulate within a house.

to stop this happening. Building in the conventional way leaves the cavity unprotected and according to the BRE and HPA, exposes inhabitants to greater risk. An alternative approach combines the inner and outer skin dpc requirements and does so in a way that offers several important accompanying benefits. It is a oneplacement solution providing a continuous and unpunctuated protection solution and is called the Type TFC – The Timber Frame Cavitray. The Type TFC protects the outer skin and then rises, transversing the cavity and at a higher level projects inwardly. The inward projection extends through and beyond the inner skin, providing substantial inboard presence to unite horizontally with the oversite membrane. All the separate unconnected weak areas associated with separate dpc’s are eliminated. The arrangement also arrests rising contaminated gases from progressing upwardly in the cavity. Instead they are safely discharged out of the wall via cavibricks located below TFC level around the base of the building. The cavity spanning portion means water penetrating the building envelope at higher level is arrested on top of the cavity barrier where caviweeps located in various perp joints provide evacuation routes. Beneficially this arrangement eliminates volume pooling within the base of the cavity, which

can be advantageous if the land under the building offers poor drainage or is of rock or has a high water table. Within the cavity the Type TFC profile has a vertical projection that locates against the inner timber frame skin. Apart from aiding optimum placement, this laps and covers the timber plate that frequently remains partly exposed to the cavity along the bedding course. Hygroscopic exposure of the timber to cavity moisture is thus minimised. By combining the dpc requirements for both masonry skins with a cavity barrier that extends upwardly and inwardly, the result is a functionality efficient and consistent build detail that offers greater protection against contaminated land gases and DPC misplacement. The Type TFC is manufactured from gas-grade resistant Petheleyne in various profiles. The inboard projection can also be cranked to suit different floor/slab arrangements. Profiles are semi-rigid and supported with a range of preformed angles and steps to suit. Adjoining sections and angles link using gas-grade anchoring strip. The Type TFC is manufactured by Cavity Trays Ltd of Yeovil, the only UK cavity tray manufacturer awarded European Technical Approval.

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By eliminating the DPC discontinuance by merging and linking the oversite membrane with the inner skin DPC, this entry route can be blocked. The current construction approach is to rely on the inner skin dpc to act as a barrier against rising damp only. The oversite membrane does not physically link up with the inner skin DPC but merely terminates adjacent it, usually by turning up against the face. It is not a gas tight union but a weakness where radon can enter the building envelope. The floor/wall junction is an often overlooked entry area.

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With no connected protection, settlement and movement cracking assists the entry route - albeit commonly hidden from view under the skirting. The inner skin DPC must always be accurately positioned to guard against damp ingress that must be isolated from the inner skin sole plate. But contaminated land gases do not discriminate and can also enter elsewhere. Another common entry area into the building envelope is by rising up the cavity. By having separate DPC’s in the inner and outer skins, there is nothing

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Unleash your Bohemian side with Osmo Since summer 2014, Osmo UK has been proudly partnered with rustic European oak flooring specialists, ESCO. Those looking for a smooth and alive rustic floor need to look no further than the Bohemian range. The combination of ESCO’s special rustic wood style and Osmo’s smooth finish makes it one of the most popular flooring choices in the range. Available in eight colour options, including Cognac, Natural white to Stone Grey, this stylish flooring will suit any interior scheme. I enquiry 111 www.mclink.co.uk/942-111

New, Fresh and Mobile Compatible website launched by Vicaima Leading interior door and doorkit manufacturer Vicaima has strengthened its communication strategy and user interface for all market sectors, with a complete renovation of its online presence. With the launch of a new and mobile compatible website, Vicaima now combines simplicity,

accessibility and innovative design in a platform resource wherever and whenever needed. I enquiry 112 www.mclink.co.uk/942-112

APC move to new manufacturing unit

IKO Polymeric, the UK’s market leading single ply manufacturer has launched a new website, www.ikopolymeric.com. It’s the site to visit for everything about single ply roofing systems, from details of the latest projects to information about products and technical advice. “Our new website is designed to give architects, specifiers, contractors and endclients all the support they need for projects using single ply – whether that’s choosing between TPE or PVC membranes or exploring our unique pre-fabrication service,” explains IKO Polymeric’s Marketing Manager Buket Aydinlik. Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, IKO Polymeric celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2015 and is the only UK-based PVC single ply manufacturer and the only TPE single ply manufacturer in the world.

Associated Plastic Components Ltd recently moved into a new 30,000sq ft manufacturing unit dedicated to our growing range of maintenance free building products. Managing Director Ron Beecroft who founded APC in October 1993 said thanks to our dedicated team of skilled craftsmen many of whom have worked for APC from the outset help our range of bespoke building products to continually grow. Our design team work closely with our customers to develop new ideas saving installation time and money on site. I enquiry 113 www.mclink.co.uk/942-113

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Quietly broadcasting at BBC Worldwide The BBC TV Centre at Wood Lane London is world renowned for its television output over many years. Completed in February last year, much of the interior was extensively redesigned by HOK architects, with refurbishment and construction carried out by the BDL Group, one of the largest specialist dry-lining contractors in the UK.

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One of the key factors was to ensure that noise was kept to a minimum and reverberation time reduced to ensure a pleasant and calm environment over very large areas. The solution was high performance Troldtekt acoustic panels which were used to line all the ceilings and the soffit around the circular atrium. The panels were fitted to wood battens fixed to the concrete ceiling as ceiling panels. Prior to fixing, the fine structure panels were factory painted by Troldtekt in a light grey finish.

high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and fire safety. They are used to improve acoustics in many different projects, such as schools, leisure centres, pools, commercial and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left unpainted or painted in virtually any RAL colour. As well as being awarded the coveted ‘Allergy Friendly Product Certificate’ by Allergy UK, Troldtekt’s sustainability has also been recognised with certification at Silver level within the Cradle to Cradle concept and earns gold on 4 out of 5 criteria in the Cradle to Cradle certification version 3.1. This international certification, amongst others, has been achieved because the panels do not contain hazardous substances and can be can be returned to nature as compost.

Commenting on the finished project, BDL managing surveyor Elliot Bryant said, “We found that these panels were very easy to handle and install. We were also

impressed with their acoustic performance and attractive unifying appearance.” Danish manufactured Troldtekt acoustic tiles are specified

throughout the UK and Europe and can be delivered as either FSC or PEFC certified panels. They are manufactured using 100% natural wood fibres and their benefits are

For samples and comprehensive technical information tel 01978 664255 or visit www@troldtekt.co.uk I enquiry 509 www.mclink.co.uk/942-509


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REFURBISHMENT, REPAIR & NEW BUILD

New catalogue and state-of-theart processing plant for Wykamol Wykamol was founded in 1934 when Stanley Richardson was called to tackle a deathwatch beetle infestation at Winchester Cathedral. Recognising a niche for a company that could develop and manufacture remedial treatments for insect blight and similar complaints, Wykamol was born. Insecticides, fungicides and all manner of timber and surface treatments remain a major part of Wykamol's business, and its comprehensive range is presented in its entirety in the new catalogue. It is, however, basement conversion, damp proofing and structural waterproofing with which the Wykamol name is now broadly tied.

Wykamol, market leader in the development and supply of remedial treatment products for damp, insect infestation, and dry rot has launched a brand new corporate catalogue, featuring new innovations as well as timehonoured standards.

“There's no 'one size fits all' solution to water ingress in buildings”, explains Andrew Latimer, Sales Director for the Wykamol Group. “The varying nature of different constructions, in itself presents challenges in selecting the correct damp proofing method for the job. At Wykamol, no matter whether it's a 'two-up two-down' with a mouldy basement, or a new-build multi-storey car park, constructed on a flood plain; we're confident in offering the product you require and can advise you in making the right decision.”

Aimed at builders, contractors, specifiers and local authority purchasing departments, the compact 100-page booklet features every product in the current Wykamol portfolio, alongside technical drawings, product guides, Wykamol has invested £850k in 2016, explanatory diagrams, and illustrations of extending its Burnley HQ to house a new products in application and in situ. powder processing and bagging plant. “We're

always looking for ways to improve our offering to customers and increase the efficiency of our operations”, Andrew continues. “The new plant is our latest forward-thinking venture – others including our state-of-the-art, in-house product development lab. We're now able to prepare bespoke powder formulations to customer's exact specifications, such as cement waterproofing powders, thermal renders, specialist structural grouts and more.” The catalogue's eye-catching design takes a light-hearted look at the restoration and waterproofing trade: “Above all, a catalogue is a functional document, but there's no reason practicality can't be entertaining!”, Andrew adds. “We've covered our design with bootprints, mortar splashes and coffee cup stains, for a look that many contractors will instantly feel at home with!” To find out more about Wykamol, visit www.wykamol.com and, to order your free copy of the new Wykamol catalogue, email salesdepartment@wykamol.com or call 0845 400 6666. I enquiry 511 www.mclink.co.uk/942-511

Polypipe rises to Taylor Wimpey challenge at new Bedfordshire development Taylor Wimpey’s latest large-scale residential development has benefited from a large diameter stormwater attenuation tank from Polypipe. Boasting a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the idyllic Bedfordshire countryside, the 180-property Regent’s Place development in Houghton Regis utilised Polypipe’s Ridgistorm-XL large diameter piping system for a surface water attenuation system. The system met the requirements of the site and has been to be adopted under Section 104 Agreement by Anglian Water. Taking into account the needs of the site and local ground conditions, Polypipe worked closely with Taylor Wimpey and Consulting Engineer JPP Consulting to design an attenuation tank utilising more than 500m of Polypipe’s 2100mm Ridgistorm-XL large diameter piping system. The attenuation tank can store more than 2,052m3 of stormwater in order to cater for to both ‘1 in 30’ year and ‘1 in 100 plus 30% climate change’ year storm events. As well as needing to cope with such storm demands, the tank was also required to sit beneath a public open space with limited footprint and a sloping gradient. The design challenge was enthusiastically taken up by the Polypipe team, who produced a tank with staggered legs to take into account conditions at the site.

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Over 500m of Ridgistorm-XL was supplied, totalling to 14 Ridgistorm-XL pipe runs in 2100mm diameters. The pipe was engineered to ring stiffness SN2 by Polypipe’s technical engineers to meet ground conditions, burial depths, native soil pressures and loading on site. The system passes the required deformation and buckling checks in accordance with BS EN 1295-1.

As well as the tank’s pipe runs, the Ridgistorm-XL system incorporated a total of 34 pre-fabricated modularised fittings. This included impressive 90° bends and ‘F’, ‘T’ and double ‘T’ fittings to keep jointing to a minimum in order to save time on site and cost. The socket and spigot nature of the systems pipes and fittings allowed for easier pipe alignment and for a quicker installation utilising the electrofusion welding jointing method. Along with x10 RIDGISTORMAccess Manholes in diameters 1200mm and 1800mm installed for ongoing maintenance work, the attenuation tank at Regent’s Park boasts an offset 3m diameter RIDGISTORMCheck Vortex Flow Control Chamber. This controls the discharge of water from the attenuation tank at a rate of 10l/s so as not to overwhelm the local watercourse. The chamber also features a penstock flow controller to provide additional flow control when required. Keith Millard, Senior Engineer at Taylor Wimpey said: “Polypipe designed the required stormwater attenuation

For more information please visit: www.polypipe.com/wms or call the technical team on +44 (0)1509 615100

system to not only fit the available area, but it also saved us time and costs on the installation by delivering the system and fittings as one piece modular units ready to install.” Emma Nicholls, Marketing Manager at Polypipe, said: “As the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management products, we often get requests from clients to provide a response to some interesting design and engineering challenges. In this instance the lack of space on site, along with the sloping ground, meant that we had to provide a solution that exactly met the needs of the client and satisfied the approving water company. I’m pleased to say that we were able to do both by producing a truly unique, engineered solution.” I enquiry 512 www.mclink.co.uk/942-512


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FLOORING, WALLS & CEILINGS

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Fourteen-year-old multi-skill student Kenneth Sylvester from Doncaster College has been named as the overall winner of Dunlop’s Multi-Skill Champion Competition 2016. The competition was launched by the pioneering manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts and decorating products as a way to celebrate and recognise the best multi-skill tiling and decorating students in the country. Eighteen students aged from 14 to 40 from FE colleges across UK providing the City & Guilds Construction Skills qualification (6219) competed against each other in a series of tiling and decorating tests at the competition’s Grand Final which was held at Dunlop’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday (16th June). Following the rigorous assessment, Kenneth was declared the winner and presented with the winner’s

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trophy and approximately £1000 worth of tiling and decorating tools, products and equipment, kindly donated by sponsors Bellota and Coleman Brothers. After being named the winner an emotional Kenneth said: “I’m absolutely speechless, I don’t think this will sink in for a long time. I just can’t put it into words what means for me, it’s the best thing I ever done. “Doing the multi-skill course at the college and taking part in this competition has been amazing. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and I just got the hang of it so quickly. It’s definitely something I want to do when I finish college. “I just want to say a big thank you to Mark Adams, my tutor, because without him I would never have won this competition.” Gareth Birks, National Technical Support Manager at Dunlop said: “This is the first time we’ve run this competition and the interest has been amazing. We’ve been teaching in colleges for many years and thought this would be a great opportunity to recognise student’s skills while familiarising them with our range of Dunlop tiling adhesives and decorating fillers and smoothers. “Congratulations to Kenneth who despite his relatively young age was a deserved winner, showing great skill and application, and to all the other competitors for taking part.” Debi Boulton, Dunlop Sales and Marketing Manager, added: “The Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion competition was a great chance for construction skills students across the country to test their skills against their peers and win tools and product to give them a good start in the construction industry.

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“Multi-skill students are often overlooked and under supported compared with other trades, but with the help and support of suppliers like Dunlop we can ensure they are given the tools and training to succeed in their chosen careers.” Grand Final competitors were judged by Dunlop Training Manager and national SkillBuild judge Dave Rowley and Wayne de Wet, the award-winning professional decorator, consultant and industry expert. Dave said: “The quality of work the students produced was to a really high standard. Choosing a winner was an incredibly difficult task, so congratulations to Kenneth for coming out on-top and to all the other competitors for a truly great day.” I enquiry 514 www.mclink.co.uk/942-514


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TOOLS, SITE EQUIPMENT & SAFETY

First tool to be awarded DeckMark® Plus accreditation Simpson Strong-Tie’s Quik Drive collated screw system has become the first ever tool to be awarded DeckMark® Plus accreditation from the Timber Decking and Cladding Association. Simpson Strong-Tie has previously also achieved DeckMark® Plus for its range of CE marked decking and cladding fixings. DeckMark® is a quality assurance and performance scheme run by the Timber Decking and Cladding

Association, the recognised authority on all matters that relate to creating high performance, timber decking and cladding structures. With a huge range of applications, from decking to drywall, modular homes to mezzanine floors the Quik Drive is the world’s most advanced screw system. Built to last, all moving parts are coated with Teflon®, which is one of the reasons it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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British summer time is in full swing, so when the heat is on, make sure you keep your cool and stay comfortable whatever the weather with the Scruffs’ Pro Active Zip Polo. Technically designed with hard working professionals in mind, the lightweight polo includes a moisture management system built to keep you cool and fresh throughout the the long, hot summer days. Setting the standard since 2003, Scruffs designs workwear and safety footwear for a new generation of trade professionals. Engineered with technical expertise to deliver comfort, durability and functionality, Scruffs workwear is made to work as hard as you do.

Abracs brand new range of Reciprocating Saw Blades is now available We now stock a full range of Expert-line Reciprocating Saw Blades for a wide variety of applications. Blade types range from coarse cutting wood blades, precision cutting ultra flexible Metal blades, combination Wood and Metal cutting blades for use on materials like nail embedded wood and Demolition Blades for heavy duty cutting on a wide variety of construction materials. Our new blade range is packed with product features such as ultra flexible for flush cutting, heavy duty for strength & durability and progressive cutting for a smooth start to cutting hard materials.

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Fall protection takes off at Virgin Atlantic with Safesite

Safesite, a supplier of fall protection solutions, has provided Virgin Atlantic with a collective roof edge protection system that ensures optimum roof top safety for maintenance and inspection teams and complies with all relevant health and safety regulations. Located in Crawley, ‘The Base’ is one of two Virgin Atlantic buildings that house its global Headquarters. Situated in close proximity to Gatwick Airport and Crawley’s city centre, the building provides training and technical facility for cabin crews, pilots and engineers. Built in the 70s, the building includes an extensive flat PVC roof which is split over several levels.

The innovative new Fabric in these working clothes - using 37.5 technology makes them a must for the summer months. Snickers’ Next Generation of Work Trousers and garments have quickly become known for their contemporary designs packed with must-have features that focus on fit, comfort and freedom of movement as well as using innovative fabrics that deliver long lasting protection. The latest new LiteWork Trousers are just what the name suggests. They’re trousers that have all the features and functionality of the other Next Generation working clothes, but without the heavier weight fabrics. They are super-light, quick-drying garments that keep you looking and feeling cool wherever you are on site in warm weather. They have an advanced, modern design and are made from durable rip-stop fabric featuring the revolutionary ‘37.5 technology’ that delivers outstanding working comfort and ventilation in the warmer summer months.

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Step out in comfort with BASE trainers

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Ensuring flexibility and comfort with every step, BASE has extended its range of safety trainers with three new options, all of which make you feel like you are walking on air.

technology, an ergonomic footbed for extreme comfort regardless of how long you’re on your feet, plus air circulation to keep feet cool and fresh whatever the weather.

Frisbee, Be-Shiny and Colosseum join the existing Martin and Opera BASE trainer line-up, and have a lot in common in terms of comfort and style. Among the lightest safety trainers on the market, Frisbee and Be-Shiny fit like a glove and feel almost weightless, even at the end of a long day of hard graft.

All three new trainers not only help to reduce foot fatigue on even the busiest of working days, with features such as padded collars to maximise on comfort, they also have SmellStop technology, with a fabric lining that has a permanent anti-bacterial treatment to help prevent odours.

Both Frisbee and Be-Shiny trainers are fitted with BASE SlimCap – a metal-free toe cap which is 35% lighter than standard steel toe caps and with a pre-shaped protective bend for additional protection. Innovative technology is a common feature throughout the BASE trainer range, with Frisee and Be-Shiny having a tough and slip-resistant TPU-Skin, which makes the soles of the footwear ultra-flexible, to cushion the foot and bend as required. With its steel toe cap, the Colosseum trainer is just as flexible and comfortable to wear, thanks to its Airtech anti-fatigue sole. Arugably the most comfortable safety trainer available, Frisbee features BASE’s Dry ‘n’ Air

For more information on Base products contact Hyde on 0121 704 2324 or visit www.brianhyde.co.uk I enquiry 516 www.mclink.co.uk/942-516


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JSP awarded Gold from Supply Chain Sustainability School JSP Ltd has been given a Gold Award from the Supply Chain Sustainability School. Sustainability is of massive importance to the construction industry, yet the major contractors can’t achieve it all by themselves. It is through the supply chain that they deliver their projects – and the sustainable solutions they promote to their customers.

In addition to this, JSP adopts a no-waste policy on site and is continually improving the methodologies they used during manufacture to ensure a safer, more sustainable future by making products 100% recyclable, concentrating on Product Lifecycle Management and educating its workforce. JSP Ltd is proud to be part of the Sustainability School. The company joins the Construction Industry with its continued commitment to lead the industry into a brighter, more sustainable future.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a virtual learning environment that aims to help construction suppliers and subcontractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence.

More information is available from www.jsp.co.uk, by emailing uksales@jsp.co.uk or calling +44 (0)1993 826050.

The concept of the School was initially developed by Skanska and was launched in partnership with Willmott Dixon, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Lend Lease, Morgan Sindall and Aggregate Industries.

New free e-book helps vehicle fleets to meet environmental challenges

Any organisation running road vehicles can benefit from the new e-book from The Green Journey. The free guidance series has

Calling all workers in the electrical, building and plumbing sectors! Are you an electrician, builder or plumber? Would you like to win £250,000, a car, a motorbike, a boat and a whole lot of other goodies? Then the UK Worker of the Year competition is just what you are looking for.

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Since then, other construction companies such as BAM Construct UK, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Wates and ISG have also joined. JSP has managed to achieve this Gold Award through significant investment. Solar PV installation in 2014 generates enough solar power to ensure on average one in three JSP Safety Helmets are made by the sun. On a really sunny day, 100% of its Safety Helmets are manufactured using renewable energy.

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been completely redesigned to make it even easier for fleet managers and others to go straight to the heart of the latest news on sustainability. Steve Clarke, Fuel Card Services group marketing manager, said: “Every size and type of fleet needs to be aware of the latest environmental news and how it affects them. Now, any fleet manager, MD, FD or business owner can see the most relevant recent news in seconds, together with advice on appropriate actions.” Each issue of The Green Journey highlights five current news topics of particular relevance to UK fleets, drawing input from countless sources worldwide. The salient points of the news are summarised, with links to the most important of the several original sources used for each item. I enquiry 120 www.mclink.co.uk/942-120

Now in its seventh year, the competition, organised by Dickies this year in association with ASDA and HONDA UK, is offering a range of amazing prizes. In addition to the opportunity of winning the whopping £250,000, there is a Honda Jazz car, a Honda Crosstourer 1200cc motorbike, a Honda Marine Rib boat, a year’s free shopping at ASDA, a luxury holiday and that’s just for the winner. There are more prizes available to our finalists, and spot prizes along the way. The competition is founded on the same principles as the Dickies work wear brand: excellence, professionalism and longevity. With a wide range of ppe products suitable for electricians, builders and plumbers, Dickies knows what matters to you most when working. I enquiry 121 www.mclink.co.uk/942-121

Facial recognition-enabled turnstiles helping Robertson improve on-site health and safety

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Aurora's Integrated Biometric Turnstiles are designed specifically for the construction industry, combining ClockFace+ facial recognition with a fully secure, managed access and time and attendance solution Infrastructure, support services and construction company Robertson is using unique turnstiles with integrated facial recognition software to improve on-site safety for its employees and contractors. The Integrated Biometric Turnstiles come from pioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora, and allow Robertson to maintain a highly accurate record of everyone on-site at any one time: ideal for creating instant reports in the event of a fire alarm or emergency, as well as for time and attendance and payroll purposes.

Even more new 10.8V CXT Tools Makita has introduced five further 10.8V tools including a new combi drill, drill driver and impact driver featuring the innovative Brushless motor, and a new CXT jigsaw and 85mm tile cutter. These new models also feature the new 10.8V slide-type Li-Ion battery which allows easier removal. The new Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill will drive an 8mm bit through masonry and drill a 28mm hole in timber. This two-speed combi will run at 450rpm in Low speed and up to 1,500rpm in the High speed setting, generating up to 6,750 blows per minute in Low and up to 22,500rpm in High, with corresponding torque of 21Nm and 35Nm.

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Tough boots for hard work Feet are your foundation day in - day out, and when you’re working in demanding environments you need to invest in a tough, durable boot that will keep you safe in all conditions. Designed with technical performance and comfort, Scruffs’ new Oxide boot is hard wearing with a water resistant upper. The soft cushioned sole, padded tongue and ankle collar work together to ensure that your feet stay comfortable through the toughest days on site.The Scruffs Oxide Boot includes a steel toe and composite midsole for protection.

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Toolbags by popular demand Power tool accessory and hand tool specialist restocks toolbag range to keep up with demand.

Due to high demand from customers, hole saw specialist Starrett is now offering a range of branded toolbags. The bags have proven very popular among contractors of all trades, reinforcing the company’s position as a reliable and renowned industry name. The bags are available in three sizes – small, medium and large – to suit a variety of trade demands. The smallest bags (300x170x220mm) offer an ideal all-in-one solution for transporting tools, while the medium bags (400x220x320mm) also provide a waterproof base and large bags (410x220x320mm) are reinforced and have a rubber carry handle for more heavy-duty requirements. Each of the bags has a number of internal and external pockets for quick and easy access to tools, allowing for better organisation and making it easy to find the tool you need without wasting time searching. I enquiry 523 www.mclink.co.uk/942-523

“Starrett’s toolbags are well-made and ideal for contracting professionals, so it’s no surprise they have been so popular,� explained John Cove, marketing manager of Starrett. “The level of interest we’ve seen is confirmation of the company’s professional and trustworthy reputation, which is the result of several decades serving the contracting industry with such a high standard and reliable tools and support. As always, we keep a close eye on what our customers need and endeavour to provide the ideal product to help them. These products, emblazoned with the Starrett logo, not only present an image of quality and professionalism, they also allow contractors to be part of over a century of toolmaking expertise. In a sense, they too become a part of the Starrett family!� Toolbags are only one part of the selection of non-tooling products available from the Starrett. The company has been serving the industrial, professional and consumer tooling industries for more than 130 years, offering products such as hand tools and hole saws to help contractors complete jobs effectively and efficiently. The company also offers an extensive range catering to more industrial sectors. For more information on the Starrett toolbags and the rest of the Starrett product range, please visit the web site www.starrett.co.uk. I enquiry 524 www.mclink.co.uk/942-524

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GOLD!

For best sustainable development Selectaglaze helps Igloo win Gold at Whathouse? Award 2015 Once a hidden infill brownfield site abandoned for a decade, 400 Caledonian Road has recently been rejuvenated into an energy efficient mixed use project.

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Igloo, specialists in sustainable property development bought the site back in 2012 with plans to renovate and revitalise a Victorian townhouse and courtyard, along with its stable block. The idea was to create a sustainable, low energy, eco-focused scheme consisting of 25 apartments and 3 commercial studios. Being in a conservation area, the restoration of the Victorian townhouse had to be designed with a great deal of thought. The exterior appearance could not be altered and key historic features had to be retained. To meet the footprint requirements laid out by Igloo, the townhouse needed an alternative solution to make it a peaceful and warmer living environment.

Adjacent to a busy train route in and out of central London, noise was a problem as well as draughty original Victorian windows. Therefore John Sisk, Igloo’s main contractor for this project, approached Selectaglaze for a solution, based on a good working relationship developed over a number of years and projects. “We chose Selectaglaze over other secondary glazing companies because of the knowledge and technical advice they provide. The assistance we have continually received from Selectaglaze has been outstanding. Throughout the whole process, even at tender stage, Selectaglaze has been great to work with.” comments Jonathan Lisseter Design Manager at John Sisk. Selectaglaze installed six slim line units from its Series 20 range which is a discreet solution ideal for heritage projects. It is also a fully reversible adaptation, accepted by most heritage agencies. Secondary glazing traps an insulating layer of air which can markedly reduce heat loss and virtually eradicates draughts. Each unit produced is bespoke, ensuring the perfect fit, which creates a more comfortable environment and reduces energy wastage. As well as reduced energy bills, the installation of secondary glazing reduced the ingress and egress of noise. When there is a gap of at least 100mm, 45dB can be achieved. On this project, Selectaglaze used 6.8mm Stadip

glass, which is an acoustic laminate. It absorbs sound aiding in creating a peaceful living environment amongst bustling city life. This was even more important given the location of the site. As testament to this project, Igloo was awarded GOLD for the best sustainable development at ‘Whathouse? Awards 2015’ Established in 1966, Selectaglaze is celebrating its fiftieth year in business. As the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing, Selectaglaze has vast experience working on all building types, from Listed offices to new build hotels. Literature and guidance notes covering acoustics, thermal performance and security are offered, together with a technical advisory service and a RIBA approved CPD seminar.

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Vufold transforms its website into a customer focused portal Vufold, the leading British manufacturing retailer of bifolding doors has radically transformed its website to offer customers new ordering services and enhanced functions that allows them greater control when purchasing and browsing. The new site has been developed over several months following feedback from customers on what they would like from the site when viewing and ordering.

Key new benefits and developments to the website include: Customers can now create and register an online personal account. This allows them to follow the progress of their purchase from initial order right up to dispatch point. It also makes it easier for them when it comes to making further purchases. The addition of a new section featuring over 50 different types of windows that complement the Ultra and Supreme ranges of bi-fold doors. Increased options of choosing and selecting from a wide range of accessories, including handles for all doors and windows, and blinds for external, internal and French doors. The whole website is now more tablet and mobile friendly with easy “touch”

navigation buttons. The addition of a “Wish List” so that visitors can identify and record products they are interested in, so that on returning to the website they can easily be found again. Marketing Manager for Vufold, Kerry Murphy-Kaytan says the transformation of the website reflects the company’s “customer-first” approach and brings the online service right up to date with technical developments. “Everything we have done to the website has been in response to customer demand. We have taken our time to incorporate all the feedback we’ve had about the old site and make sure we meet current and future customer needs. There is a larger,

more configurable choice of handles and blinds to better match customer requirements. Our external and French doors have a choice of two or three types of handles whereas internal bi-fold doors have a choice of six. The enhanced search facility has been greatly improved with an extensive facet search which means customers can look for doors and windows by colour, size, number of glass panes and price range. We are delighted with the new site and have every confidence that our customers will be too,” says Kerry Murphy-Kaytan.

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The WarmCore Window proves even more popular than the door! Following its official launch at FIT 2016, the WarmCore Window from The Synseal Group has proven as popular as the original WarmCore folding sliding door, if not even more so. With an impressive 14 launch partners signed up prior to the launch date, a further 7 have bought into the WarmCore brand since seeing the Window first hand at the show. Andy Jones, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Synseal explains: “We had a fair idea that the Window was going to hit the ground running, as it has been eagerly anticipated. The unprecedented success of the WarmCore aluminium folding sliding door proved to us there was a real desire in the market for innovation and the introduction of the Window was the logical next step for us – driven by feedback from our customers.

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“WarmCore technology is helping redefine expectations of aluminium windows and doors. With more traditional aluminium products, you have to make a choice between thermal efficiency and aesthetics – with WarmCore, you get both. Built around a full width thermal core which maximises the use of lower conductivity material WarmCore is 25%* more efficient at keeping heat in homes than traditional aluminium solutions. Yet it doesn’t compromise strength as the outer faces of the profile are high grade aluminium, positioned to add the greatest structural rigidity. Stamped with the BSI Kitemark, WarmCore casement windows are also available in a

‘flush sash’ option for the ultimate in clean, modern aesthetics. Using a stepped outerframe, the sash sits on the same plane as the rest of the window, creating a pure, cutting-edge look to this high performance window system. In addition where two flush sashes meet, WarmCore uses a feature mullion - which echoes the flush sash feature, creating a precise bead line in-between the two windows. “For any fabricator or installer who missed the launch at FIT, we’d invite you to contact us to come to see WarmCore for yourself at our Huthwaite showroom. Alternatively, we’d encourage any fabricator or installer who wants to understand the benefit of adding this musthave product to their range, to get in touch with us directly to find out who your nearest WarmCore supplier is. With 21 high profile and well-respected regional and national fabricators now offering the system, we have a secure supply chain in place across the UK. Don’t miss out on the early adopter benefits this new market can open up for your business.”

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THE PORTFOLIO COLLECTION from PREMDOR, PRESENTING STYLE & INNOVATION.

When the Premdor product development team created the Portfolio collection, exhaustive research confirmed that cutting edge interior surface designs were rapidly emerging in boutique hotels, stylish restaurants, trendy bars and clubs and new style retail establishments. The brief for the Portfolio product development team therefore, was to not only develop exciting modern colours, textures and styles reflective of new trends, but to fully utilise Premdor’s manufacturing technologies to produce a range of ground breaking internal door designs both for now and in the future.

Further, the new collection should embody the use of the finest raw materials, with outstanding levels of craftsmanship to satisfy the most discerning Interior Designer, Architectural Technologist or Building professional.

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Created around four distinct themes, Natural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classic the collection presents nineteen aspirational designs delivering new twists in colour palette and grain combinations. Made in the UK, utilising veneers engineered in Italy, from sustainable sources, the solid core door range is faced using Premdor’s innovative Veneer Match technology, producing consistent colour and grain, yet still allowing for natural variation, ensuring no two doors are ever identical. I enquiry 532

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The Natural range comprises Scandinavian inspired horizontal veneers with a unique light coloured soft natural grain, whereas the Scandinavian two stile presents a striking cross grain framed by vertical grained stiles, both doors are suited to a cool elegant spaces. Bold, dramatic and exciting are the underlying themes for the Exotic range, Ebony, with a rich, eye-catching vertical grain exudes a contemporary, sophisticated look, as does Wenge, ideally suited to an exotic interior. The Contemporary range is centred around four sub-ranges all equally versatile and each Individually striking. Mocha horizontal grain is characterised by rich modern tones. In contrast, Charcoal


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grey is presented in three options, horizontal grain, vertical grain and a horizontal with an elegant four line black inlay. Lastly in the Contemporary collection is the Light grey range. With an extensive choice of five unique looks this range is designed to excite. Finally within the Portfolio collection comes Classic, highlighting Durador, Walnut, Ash and the timeless Oak. With stylish and simple shades, this range will add sophistication to any decorative effect. The entire collection benefits from a range of sophisticated glazing options, each with colour co-ordinating glazing beads and FD30, FD60 BWF certified fire door options complete with PEFC or FSCÂŽ accreditation. And, because detail matters, all doors have colour co-ordinated lippings along the two long edges, solid in colour throughout for the ability to trim.

To see more of the exciting PORTFOLIO collection, request a catalogue by calling 0844 209 0008 or visit www.premdor.co.uk/portfolio

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Glass and glazing systems transform Olympic media A major project to transform the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics media centre into a creative hub is nearing completion, with fire-resistant glazed atriums supplied by Devizesbased Wrightstyle, utilising specialist glass from Pyroguard.

for use in steel profiles. The solution provides an hour of integrity and insulation from fire and optionally can be combined with counterpanes which offer additional performance characteristics such as solar control, thermal insulation, sound reduction, or attack protection.

Wrightstyle supplied three full-height steel curtain wall internal atriums, to a total project size of over 800 m2, combining fire resistance to 60 minutes of integrity and insulation with a high level of acoustic performance. They also supplied a large number of its unlatched 6050F1 doors to integrate seamlessly into the atriums over various levels, part of Wrightstyle’s commitment to offer complete and guaranteed glazing system solutions.

The Here East project was complicated by the need to accommodate sloping head screens and, due to the size of the building, significant vertical and lateral movement. Wrightstyle’s design solution was to incorporate a specially-welded anti-racking configuration with bespoke brackets.

Supplying to Lakesmere, the leading roofing, cladding and facade specialist, one of the atriums is now part of BT Sport’s new broadcasting centre, while the rest of Here East will include shared workspaces, public areas and a range of bars and restaurants.

Wrightstyle worked closely and successfully with both Lakesmere and Laing O’Rourke, the main contractor, to comply with stringent supply chain management, as well as training the Lakesmere installation team to ensure compliance with the more complex requirements of the project. I enquiry 533 www.mclink.co.uk/942-533

Our advanced glazing systems allow ambient light to flood through the building, removing the more traditional internal walls that the designers saw as being barriers to networking and collaboration, he said.

The ambition behind Here East is to create a community of offices, studio spaces and a data centre, alongside new facilities for University College London, Loughborough University and Hackney Community College – a place for collaboration, entrepreneurship and learning. Pyroguard supplied Pyroguard T-EI60/25-3 VI for the project, a doubleglazed fire resistant glass specifically designed

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Formica® Door Collection

Opening new doors for architects and designers looking to specify a practical solution for interior doors, Formica Group launches a refreshed range of designs with its Formica® Door Collection. The Formica Door Collection brings an extensive selection of new eye-catching patterns, tactile textures, and an array of colours to meet the design demands of modern environments. Sheet sizes The variety of sheet sizes available provides architects and designers with the freedom and flexibility to incorporate a mix of standard and bespoke door sizes specific to the needs of the project. The Formica Door Collection is just as suitable for specification in hospital or educational environments, where often wider and taller doors are required, as the Collection is to hospitality, office and retail settings. Available in 4 sheet sizes as standard, doors are available in the following dimensions: 2150x950mm, 2350x0950mm, 2350x1300mm, and 3050x1300mm.

Here East is all about transformative legacy planning – a hugely imaginative project to create jobs, encourage creative entrepreneurship, and foster further education, said Lee Coates, Wrightstyle’s technical director.

The building-height internal atrium at Here East uses steel-framed curtain walling with Pyroguard fire glass. On the ground floor,

Advanced’s Axis EN fire panel has won the ‘Devices and Fire Alarms Systems’ category of the Polish POLALARM Awards. Organised by the Polish Association of Engineers and Technicians for Technical Security and Security Management, the awards are now in their 16th year and recognise both Polish and foreign products. Commenting on the win, Krzysztof Dembinski from Advanced’s Polish partner Zeto-Project, said: “As Advanced’s partner in Poland we’re delighted that that the experts at POLALARM recognise the features of the Axis EN fire panel. For us, it is reassuring to know that the fire safety systems from Advanced which we offer our customers are of the highest quality.”

pricing engine. The Safedoors Door Selector feature that appears on the company’s

Assure is now able to offer certification services alongside its many existing benefits. As an official, trusted, UKAS-accredited certification body, Assure is unique in being able to offer this service direct to customers. Technical and Compliance Manager Austin Greene explains: “Assure is proud to

all orders now received through the system, such is its ease of use. Designed to take trade customers through the enormous number of options available from Safedoors but in a way that simplifies the process whilst allowing control and in a relaxed environment, it has been an instant success. Simplicity is the key: a simple log on also offers the option of showing prices or not, thus extending the use of Door Selector as a tool to allow homeowner customers to style their door. I enquiry 131 www.mclink.co.uk/942-131

First Carbon Trust certified window handle from Mila The new GRIP™ (Green Reliable Intelligent Polymer) espag handle from Mila is the first mainstream window hardware product to be certified by the Carbon Trust. In contrast with conventional espag handles which are normally manufactured in zinc or

aluminium, the new GRIP™ is produced from a high strength, fully recyclable polycomposite ABS. This gives it a carbon footprint which is 60% lower than existing handles on the market and offers specifiers a simple, stylish and cost effective option for projects where low embodied carbon targets have been set. I enquiry 132 www.mclink.co.uk/942-132

Assure adds another valuable string to its bow saving thousands for fabricators in the process

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The result at Here East is a transformational project that will further rejuvenate the east of London, became a destination for other Londoners and serve as a model for other regeneration projects across the UK, he said.

Advanced’s Axis EN Safedoors Door selector builds doors - and sales ! 80% of orders are now received through website has become an instant success with wins Polish Award Safedoors new Door Selector design and its trade customers, with more than 80% of

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there is a subtle continuation of the stunning ‘dazzle camouflage’ frit pattern that wraps around the facade of the building, whilst upper floors mix in black spandrel panels. This project demonstrates that the use of fire rated glazing does not require any compromise in terms of design or performance,” said Simon Ellison, UK Head of Project Sales at Pyroguard.

support the industry with a host of services when it comes to certification. Whatever profile you use, we can advise on the best way to ensure that products and services are officially certified, giving your customers peace of mind and helping make sure you’re ready for an”ything the industry throws at you.” I enquiry 133 www.mclink.co.uk/942-133


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REHAU PASSIVHAUS PRODUCTS CHOSEN FOR INNOVATIVE SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECT entrance door which features a glazed in Rodenberg door panel. It achieves a Ud value of just 0.7 W/m²K, and comes preglazed and with high security hardware prefitted making it easy to install. There are a choice of panel styles available with GRP painted, GRP foil laminate or aluminium overlay skins polyester power coated in any standard RAL colour in the range.

Innovations on this project with sectional drawings and CAD details and wind loading reports. REHAU’s Commercial Sales Manager Steve Tonkiss commented: “I am very proud that we have been successful with this Passivhaus project. Worldwide, from China to the US and Europe, REHAU has been involved in numerous Passivhaus buildings and we have built up a wealth of knowledge which we want to share with our customers.”

Further details are available at www.rehau.uk/passivhaus I enquiry 535 www.mclink.co.uk/942-535

At Sarisbury Green, GRP foil laminate panels were specified in RAL7001 grey to coordinate with the REHAU GENEO windows and French doors in the same colour.

REHAU’s expertise in the Passivhaus sector has been perfectly demonstrated with an installation of windows and doors in one of the UK’s first Passivhaus certified social housing projects. REHAU GENEO tilt and turn windows and French doors and the brand new AGILA Passivhaus entrance door were all fabricated by Passivhaus specialists GRM Innovations for the pilot development in Sarisbury Green, Fareham. They were specified by Kenn Scaddan Associates and installed by main

contractors Interserve. There are six new two bedroom homes in total on the development, all of which have been built and funded by Fareham Borough Council with assistance from the Home and Communities Agency’s (HCA) 2015-2018 Affordable Homes Programme. They are intended to demonstrate and evaluate what can be achieved in terms of sustainability in the social and affordable housing sector.

REHAU’s GENEO windows were previously chosen for the landmark Interserve regional office in Syston, Leicestershire which was the first Zero Carbon office in the UK to be fully certified to Passivhaus standard. Manufactured using REHAU’s RAUFIPRO™ fibre composite material, they achieve Uw values as low as 0.73W/m²K.

The homes have been rented to families on the council’s housing list, and, now that they are occupied, the energy performance will be monitored over the next 12 months. This is the first installation of the brand new AGILA Passivhaus contemporary styled

GRM Innovations is a new venture from established REHAU fabricator GRM Windows set up specifically to manufacture and supply the new REHAU AGILA Passivhaus door. REHAU’s specialist commercial team supported GRM

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properties block 57% of the sun’s heat, minimising overheating the room during hot periods.

Guardian has introduced Guardian Sun® in the UK and Ireland, a specially coated glass with solar control and thermal insulation (Uvalue of 1.0 W/m²K) properties, and an internal light reflection rate of 17%, one of the lowest currently available for this type of application. Guardian Sun glass is designed to provide year-round comfort for conservatory walls. With a high level of thermal insulation and a neutral colour, energy-efficient Guardian Sun glass helps to retain the room’s warmth during cold periods whilst its advanced solar control

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The VEKA UK Group Renovated steel windows stand out at Freemasons’ Hall relating to the windows of drawings were produced jumps the 'Q' with Freemasons’ Hall, the and the windows were headquarters of the United carefully taken out and ever-evolving systems to the Grand Lodge of England and transported

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The UK's industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group, has achieved further professional acclaim for the newly unveiled M70 system. The VEKA UK Group has completed a major update of its BSI Kitemark accreditation with the inclusion of the new M70 and the system is already helping ensure that fabricators are Document Q-ready. The Matrix 70 Window System from VEKA led the industry for decades, with its classic good looks and impressive technical performance. Thanks to ongoing investment, the new, even more energy-efficient M70 system has been launched. The system was among the numerous high quality VEKA products showcased at this year's FIT Show and BSI's Lorraine Balch was on hand to present the Kitemark certificate to Dave Jones, MD of The VEKA UK Group. I enquiry 134 www.mclink.co.uk/942-134

For nearly two decades, Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies, has been involved with work

the principal meeting place for Masonic Lodges in London. The latest project has seen the renovation of 15 large windows complete with leaded lights and coloured glass on one of the building’s main staircases. Following an initial site visit by Steel Window Service and Supplies, working

Safety first for new CPD seminar!

GEZE UK has launched a new RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) approved CPD seminar focusing on the importance of fire safety on manual doors. ‘Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors’ defines what fire doors are, identifies their various components, how they work, why smoke is so dangerous and the standards and regulations which surround them. The seminar, is intended for Chartered members of RIBA, but is also suitable for facilities managers, property managers and architectural ironmongers. The subject is part of the core curriculum for RIBA and is included within two of its ten subject areas.

company’s workshop. Here, the glass and window furniture was removed and labelled. Sadly, the original ‘medium universal’ steel sections had deteriorated beyond repair so had to be scrapped. I enquiry 131 www.mclink.co.uk/942-131

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SimonsVoss MobileKey launches in UK SimonsVoss, a leading electronic lock manufacturer and brand of Allegion, has launched a new keyless locking system named MobileKey in the UK. MobileKey is suitable for a variety of buildings, including commercial offices and healthcare applications. MobileKey provides state-of-the-art technology and offers the end user simple, keyless locking by replacing a traditional lock with an electronic cylinder and standard keys with a transponder, PIN code

keypad or an app on users’ own smartphones. The system is highly secure, offering facility managers and those in charge of buildings sophisticated access control and complete peace of mind. MobileKey enables facility managers to tailor a full system specifically on their preferences and gives them the ability to grant specific access, and have time schedules, event logging and door I enquiry 133 monitoring at their fingertips. www.mclink.co.uk/942-133


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Colour up for Summer Get the deepest colour possible for your garage door thanks to Garador’s choice of premium coloured options on steel up & over garage doors. Garador’s powder coating process at its manufacturing plant in Yeovil incorporates the latest electrostatic techniques to produce the most vibrant and resilient colours in its ever popular Up & Over garage doors. The range of available colours is now exceptional, so adding a new Garador garage door with a bright colour finish is one of the most economical and effective ways to give a house a makeover. Five shades of grey: Take this summer’s favourite new shade for instance; soft and subtle grey is a new top seller, adding character and colour to the front of homes across the country. But with Garador, you don’t just choose grey…you can choose from stone grey perhaps, or light grey, aluminium, window grey, anthracite grey….a range of fabulous shades to ensure customers can get exactly the colour they envisage. Whichever door you choose, and whatever colour you select, you can be sure your Garador garage door will keep its colour and finish in all weathers and easily cleaned and maintained. Garador Managing director Simon Hipgrave comments: “Thanks to our investment in the very latest paint plant technology in our Yeovil factory, we now have the ability to deliver a wider range of colour options and a more durable paint finish for our garage doors. This is something we believe will be of real benefit to our customers.” I enquiry 539

Garador is Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer. Visit www.garador.co.uk or call 01935 443704 to explore the full range

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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 fast-track fabrication and installation.

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• Glazing 17mm - 62mm • Testing to BS 6375 • Casement 750Pa Water Tightness, Air Tightness 600Pa, Wind Resistance 2000Pa, • Safety Test 3000Pa • PAS 24:2012 Comar: Designed for Performance, Backed by Delivery For further information about Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, please visit www.comar-alu.co.uk call 020 8685 9685 or email projects@parksidegroup.co.uk I enquiry 540 www.mclink.co.uk/942-540


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Roof-Pro delivers roof access systems for Royal Derby Hospital Roof-Pro has successfully completed a £22,000 bespoke roof access system project at the Royal Derby Hospital for an extension which houses an MRI scanner and associated equipment.

As well as being asked to provide easy and safe rooftop access to the MRI scanner’s rooftop-mounted chiller unit, which generally requires a service check at least once a quarter, Roof-Pro were also asked to design and build roof access systems for the whole new building. The main elements of this multi-component project were: • Providing stable, non-penetrating support for the chiller and Air Handling Units (AHUs) • Providing a waterproof method of bringing cables and pipes from the service units down into the building • Providing step-over access to the chiller support platform, enabling the units to be serviced and inspected by maintenance personnel. The project involved a combination of standard and bespoke components designed and built by Roof-Pro, including: • Chiller Support Platform – a bespoke component which took into account the weight of the unit and the load-bearing qualities of the roof, and required speciallydesigned large steel girders.

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Klober Permo® therm is an insulation board with tongue and groove edges, integrated reflective underlay and selfadhesive edge strips for sealing laps. Suitable for either new build or refurb work, it has LABC approval and is suitable for all pitches. Unlike square-edged boards, however, Permo therm does not provide an air leakage path. Permo therm is installed over rafters and not only provides added height within the roof space but removes the need for separate installation of underlay. Boards can be laid either from left to right or right to left with no ventilation of the batten/counter-batten cavity needed other than where impervious or tight-fitting roof coverings are used. From an environmental perspective Permo therm is CFC and HCFC-free I enquiry 135 www.mclink.co.uk/942-135

New FAKRO rooflights add contemporary style When upgrading thermally inefficient rooflights, FAKRO’s new range of flat roof windows offers a choice of flat or domed profiles. All are of contemporary style, utilise a multi-chamber PVC sash and frame and come in sizes designed to match those being replaced. The triple-glazed DRF DU6 has a window U-value of 0.74W/m2K while the DRC-C P2, which offers added burglary resistance through use of a laminated internal pane, is only slightly less impressive at 0.88. For smoke evacuation, motors on either side of the frame open the window automatically to a height of 50cm.

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NXT Silicone Roof Coating NXT Silicone Roof Coating is the latest development from Nutech Paints and combine our up to the minute technology with a long established roof coating system. Nutech Paints have spent many years developing specific coating and roof waterproofing systems for individual roofing surfaces and our NXT Silicone Roof Coating contains the latest Hybrid Polymer

• Roof Penetration Box – this solution was based upon the Roof-Pro PP-3 access riser, which ensures a watertight seal for the point at which the chiller unit's power and water cabling pass through the surface of the roof. • Step-Overs – specially designed to fit the chiller platform and surrounding roof structure, these were tailored components from our Roof-Pro step-over system.

worked closely with two key contractors: Mellor Bromley Mechanical Services, who delivered the chiller and AHUs; and Derwent Valley Construction, who were responsible for the fabric of the rooftop. All the components were delivered and installed on time and within budget, enabling the primary contractors to complete their projects on time. Web: www.roof-pro.co.uk

To successfully deliver this unique project required high attention to detail. Roof-Pro

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Rewards for Young Professionals announced

The winners of the annual Construction Development Alliance (CDA) Awards were revealed recently at Burnley Mechanics

Theatre, during a ceremony hosted by television personality Dominic Littlewood. Developed to support the future of the property and construction industry in the North West, the awards, sponsored by Sika Sarnafil, recognise the hard work, determination and growth of young people in the sector. Bobby Bolton, 23 year old construction manager at LendLease, was crowned Young Construction Professional and Overall Winner at the awards. I enquiry 139 www.mclink.co.uk/942-139

Making the Connections Count - Featuring the Unique Jointing System Kingspan Timber Solutions are the UK's leading supplier of premium performance building envelopes. All areas of the business are underpinned by a genuine commitment to continuous improvement and a professional approach to delivery. The Kingspan TEK® Cladding Panel is an innovative Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPs) which is capable of cladding any structure - be it timber, steel or concrete. The panels are 142 or 172mm thick and consist of a high performance rigid urethane insulation core, sandwiched between two layers of 15mm oriented strand board (OSB). Each panel has a minimum width of 200mm and a maximum of 1,220mm together with a maximum length I enquiry 138 of 7,500mm. www.mclink.co.uk/942-138 technology for ultimate roof waterproofing performance on troublesome flat roofs that must withstand ponding water. NXT Silicone will reflect over 87% of the sun’s heat way from your roofs surface resulting in a more comfortable living and working environment within the building whilst also providing a thermally insulating roof coating in colder climates. I enquiry 136 www.mclink.co.uk/942-136


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Beautifully Bespoke Rooflights from Lumen When it comes to specifying a rooflight that is as individual as your project then an off the shelf product is not always suitable. Lumen Rooflight is the UK’s leading manufacturer of bespoke rooflight products, with stunning high quality rooflight designs to suit virtually every application.

Lumen Rooflight’s design team will transform your brief into a complete solution, including technical drawings, liaison with your building or planning team and installation support. Lumen bespoke rooflights can: Be virtually any size, shape or colour Be installed to pitched or flat roofs of any roof type

From the size and number of opening or fixed casements, through to a wide choice of glazing specification, paint colours, opening mechanisms and liners – the possibilities are endless. Whether a rooflight is required to exactly fit the unique underlying structures of an historic building or to complement an innovative modern design, Lumen bespoke rooflights, with their fine lines of steel and tailor-made proportions add that special finishing touch to any contemporary, conservation, commercial or domestic project. By establishing the parameters of your project and understanding how rooflights will fit within the overall design concept, Lumen will create unique rooflights that will integrate seamlessly within your overall scheme and help set your design apart.

Incorporate manual or electric opening mechanisms Be made to fit closely to any existing structure Supplied in any RAL colour Be manufactured to withstand marine environments

Bespoke rooflights from Lumen are British manufactured using only the highest quality materials. This enables Lumen to create truly stunning, reliable and sustainable rooflights that deliver, year after year.

For bespoke rooflight solutions you can depend upon call Lumen Rooflight on 0330 3001090 or visit www.lumenrooflight.com for live online support.

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The industry’s best high performance window and roof glass, just got better! As part of its ongoing commitment to develop and improve products and their performance, Synseal Group is pleased to announce that, with immediate effect, Celsius Performance Glass customers will benefit from a formulation improvement to the Celsius Elite and Celsius One products. The new formulation offers increased protection against unwanted solar heat build-up, as well as reducing glare within a conservatory. Andy Jones, Sales and Marketing Director of the Synseal Group explains: ”Celsius Elite and Celsius One were already the leading high performance glass choices on the market, but that didn’t mean we sat back and relaxed. The Synseal Group is fully committed to further driving the market forward by developing and evolving its glass offering – and if this means making improvements on the best, then that’s what we’ll do! “In terms of what this means to our customers, it’s quite simply; increased solar protection, improved visible light transmission and enhanced heat reflection - all at no extra cost. We haven’t introduced this as a premium option. This is our existing offering improved, meaning that our customers benefit.” Originally designed for use in conservatories and orangeries, Celsius Performance Glass utilises a Low-E and solar control combination coating, with an Argon filed cavity, to control the amount of visible light, UV and heat that pass through the glazed unit. Easy Clean technology has also been added to reduce maintenance requirements. Available across

a range of Synseal Group products, Celsius Performance Glass is an easy consumer sell, with tangible benefits to customer homes. Andy concludes: “The Synseal Group is committed to delivering on quality. We constantly review and evaluate our offering to ensure our customers have access to the best products on the market.”

For further information on the Synseal Group, visit www.synseal.com I enquiry 545 www.mclink.co.uk/942-545

New adaptors and more from Kayflow New from rainwater-goods specialists Kayflow, is a range of easy-fit gutter adaptors specifically designed to join different rainwater profiles in those awkward places where a continuous flow is required from one system to another. The new range includes handed square/ogee, round/ogee, deep/ogee as well as reversible deep/round and deep/square adaptors. All are available in the popular Black/White/Brown colours. Also new to the range is a 110mm diameter Downpipe Shoe for the awesome Kayflow SuperDeep170 high capacity, commercial and heavy duty domestic gutter system. Kayflow SuperDeep170 is one of the largest and toughest rainwater systems available of its kind. At 170mm rim to rim, SuperDeep170 has a huge reservoir but is also designed to move water rapidly into and down a 100mm or 110mm diameter downpipe.

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Further expanding the Kayflow range is a new, Anthracite Grey colourway [RAL7016], manufactured in the standard DeepFlow profile. The Antharacite Grey shade has been formulated as the perfect match for window, door and facia systems with the same colour reference. For further information on the entire KayFlow range of domestic and commercial guttering, underground and soil drainage systems: 01827 317269 info@kayflow.co.uk www.kayflow.co.uk I enquiry 546 www.mclink.co.uk/942-546

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BE AUT IFULLY BES P O KE SUNSQUARE, WHERE THE ORDINARY BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY Sunsquare Limited offer a range of skylights including solutions for fixed units, hinged opening with electrical opening mechanism, rooftop access and walk-on skylights. For more information telephone 01284 848 683, email sales@sunsquare.co.uk or visit www.sunsquare.co.uk The first and only skylight manufacturers to be BSI verified and awarded a Kitemark.

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NEW CLADDING OPPORTUNTIES

FROM FREEFOAM Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website, mycladding.com Registered Installers.

Designed to meet the growing demand from consumers for exterior cladding products the site acts as an online portal to share product information about PVC cladding, offer ideas and inspiration for homeowners and gives quick and easy access to a FREE no obligation fitting quote from a local installer. PVC cladding is one of the fastest growing home improvement products becoming the main alternative to wood. With volume sales up by 61% year on year Freefoam are the first manufacturer to harness the power of the web to harness the online appetite for pvc cladding, to help grow business and generate leads for Freefoam

With a fresh, clean look the clever design of Mycladding.com helps visitors quickly navigate around the site. Featuring information about different cladding finishes and information on the benefits of using cladding to improve insulation and reduce maintenance the site gives homeowner the information they need to make an informed decision As with any home improvement product choice can be difficult, colours vary and styles differ so it’s essential to be able to see exactly what you are buying. Freefoam have added some clever features to mycladding.com to really help the decision making process. An online tool to help the homeowner visualise how cladding will enhance the look of their home with colour options superimposed on a variety of house types, this is backed up by a sample request service and a handy calculator to estimate the

number of cladding boards needed for your project. Louise Sanderson, Marketing Manager summarised “Analysing and responding to trends in the building industry has always been a strength of Freefoam Building Products and this new site is a great example of how this strategy works to drive sales. We’ve put in place an attractive, highly visual site to inspire and inform consumers and are looking forward to generating high quality ‘purchase ready’ leads for our network of Registered Installers.”

For further informationn please visit our website at www.freefoam.com

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University of Valencia EDEM Business School Refurbished with an All Composite Cladding System - An EN fire rated, modern new building exterior using Crestapol® 1212 Resin for the 2,050 moulded parts and 15,000 metres of FRP pultruded profiles used in the cladding system.

Originally founded in 1499, the University of Valencia, located in the ancient coastal city on the Mediterranean Sea, is a thriving institution with three campuses, where elegant 15th century architecture blends with more modern buildings. As part of a major expansion of the EDEM Business School, three harbor buildings which were formerly part of the Port of Valencia have been combined, redesigned and totally refurbished inside and out, now with a modern new façade manufactured from a fire rated all composite system.

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The new EDEM building was designed by the Spanish architect D. Jose Marti, principal architect of R Studio Arquitectura, based locally in Valencia. The impressive new 7000 sq. metre façade, which covers the entire length of the original three buildings, is constructed from a lightweight composite system using Scott Bader’s Crestapol® 1212

high performance acrylic resin for all parts. The new façade comprises of 15,000 metres of FRP pultruded profiles and 2050 moulded parts with 100 different shape and size combinations; each composite part had to pass the EN UNE 13501-1 Cs2d0 fire standard. The new exterior building design has areas with traditional flat wall panel cladding, but is largely made up of elliptical shaped slats in front of the new expanse of floor to ceiling windows. The horizontal and vertical composite slating system used in different sections of the new façade gives a ‘shutter like’ appearance, providing both natural daylight and shade, so preventing the building from overheating during the very hot summer months. EN Fire Rating: The European standard EN 13501-1: Reaction to Fire provides a number of performance criteria to measure the fire characteristics of building products.

Multiple Production Processes: The diverse range of part sizes and shapes required Miraplas to use three different moulding processes to manufacture filled, glass fibre composite parts with both monolithic and sandwich laminate FR specifications. The three production methods used by Miraplas were: hand lay-up; RTM light; and compression moulding. A total of 1200 flat sandwich cladding panels, 30mm thick, in various lengths and widths, each with the same cored laminate design, with ATH filled Crestapol 1212 resin, a rigid 25mm polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation core and ROVICORE™ FR glass fibre reinforcements in the sandwich outer skins were formed using both RTM light and compression moulding processes. Around 800 elliptical ‘L’ shaped vertical support slats were produced by RTM to the same sandwich laminate specification. The remaining 50 GRP parts used to cover sections of the structural steel

building frame and provide mechanical fixings points for the GRP sandwich cladding panels and slats, had a conventional monolithic glass fibre reinforced specification, but again had to be EN fire rated, so all of these hand layup moulded parts had Crestapol 1212 170phr ATH filled as the specified resin. For more information visit: www.scottbader.com I enquiry 550 www.mclink.co.uk/942-550


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EXTERNAL WORKS & DRAINAGE Although Hauraton’s FASERFIX® and RECYFIX® stock ranges cover most application, Architects, architectural technicians and engineers need not be constrained by the components offered. The company can provide customised solutions that achieve reliable drainage, and where necessary, provide designs that blend in with the desired aesthetic effect demanded. Where a customised solution would provide the answer, Hauraton Area Project Managers will document the designer’s specific requirements at an early stage of the pre-planning phase. A specialist team will then engineer the channel scheme taking into account the aesthetic appearance of the channel run as well as its functional requirements.

Hauraton Customised Drainage Solutions

Tim Connolly, Managing Director of Hauraton Limited says, “Solving the many and diverse surface water drainage requirements requires in-depth knowledge, considerable expertise and comprehensive experience. Our technical office personnel and Area Project Managers have this technical and product-specific knowledge. If a specifier requires anything out of the ordinary with regard to functionality or design, we can support their individual requirements, from project-specific tender text, through to production, delivery and installation. For further information about Customised Drainage Solutions, customers can request a copy of our digital 48 page catalogue. Technical information including sizing and installation details for Hauraton stock ranges is available digitally on www.hauraton.co.uk

Hauraton manufacture a vast selection of surface water drainage channels for Civil and Landscaping applications that cover all loading categories from Class A15 to F900 and storage volumes up to 443.0 litres per metre. Their FASERFIX® channel components are cast from the company’s Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) whilst the RECYFIX® channels are moulded from 100% recycled polypropylene (PP). Both of these channels are available with a wide range of slot or mesh gratings made from ductile iron, galvanised steel, stainless steel or FIBRETEC®, a composite reinforced material (PA-GF) developed specifically by Hauraton. I enquiry 553 www.mclink.co.uk/942-553

Gatic CastSlot specified for Waitrose car park Gatic Civil Drainage was recently specified for Waitrose’s new store in Oxford for its CastSlot system from its marketleading Slotdrain range. The installation was part of a £10m project to build a new store for the premium food retailer. McCurdy Russell Architects, who specified CastSlot, required a robust, yet subtle solution to effectively manage surface water for the car park and service yard. Sheehan Contractors

were appointed to ensure a smooth installation of the system. Gatic’s CastSlot is designed to create a continuous interception of surface water, as well as provide a discreet and durable surface opening. Manufactured in three metre lengths of galvanised steel, it benefits from fewer joints and improved flow performance. A high flow inlet and channel capacity meant CastSlot provided a tidy, unobtrusive and functional solution. The cast

New flexible cladding adhesive available! iron finish gives the system a highly durable and ductile iron top. I enquiry 140 www.mclink.co.uk/942-140

Get ready for spring with Shed and Fence Mate The great outdoors Spring has finally sprung so why not spruce up your garden with new Shed and Fence with AkzoNobel Mate from Everbuild – A Sika Company – a new wood treatment giving lasting protection to fences, sheds, gates and all rough sawn timber. Available in 5 stunning colours, Shed and exteriors Fence Mate is packed full of water repellent waxes and carefully selected UV resistant pigments meaning the colour will last up to six times longer than standard creosote. It is also totally harmless to plants and animals both during and after application allowing it to be used on kennels and hutches. Attractive shelf strips and display boards are available containing applied samples of each colour, highlighting the rich tones achieved thanks to the advanced colour pigmentation within the product. I enquiry 141 www.mclink.co.uk/942-141

joint. Staining of the paving is prevented by keeping the area wet during application.

AkzoNobel have now garnered their substantial expertise into producing through their Sikkens brand, a new all-embracing wood coatings brochure aimed directly at delivering top quality products for the exteriors market. The new AkzoNobel exterior wood coatings brochure is a collection of high quality products that covers; impregnating primers, primers, sealants and fillers, together with providing a one-stop solution for mid-coats, top-coats, maintenance products, oils and care products…all in one easy-to-use reference guide.

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Flexible paving solutions from UltraScape

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UltraScape is proud to launch PaveJoint plus, a specialist jointing compound that provides a flexible yet durable finish when cured. It is suitable for use with most types of paving including natural stone, concrete, slate, clay, terracotta and granite. PaveJoint plus can be used on pavements and lightly trafficked pedestrianised areas with occasional vehicular use. Water is used to pre-soak the surface and this also helps the sand to penetrate deep into the paving

Urban regeneration specialist UltraScape now offers an adhesive for internal and external wall and floor applications. It is ideal for installing decorative features such as raised flower beds and can also be used for fixing brick slips and natural stone to vertical areas. SlipBond is formulated with extended workability allowing large intricate areas to be covered on a range of substrates including sand and cement renders and brick and block work. It can be applied from a thickness of 3mm-20mm up to 1m² at a time and its frost resistant formulation makes it ideal for use in all weathers. SlipBond is polymer modified for increased strength and has exceptional bond and flexural capacity. It can also be used to apply large format, porcelain and natural stone tiles in internal environments and is particularly suitable for areas where vibration may occur. I enquiry 144 www.mclink.co.uk/942-144


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Dry-Build Solutions for earth retention or noise absorption Wakefield based Grass Concrete are best known for the range of reinforced grass paving systems, especially the Grasscrete range. Moving up from ground level to vertical landscaping, Grass Concrete has a line-up of vertical landscaping products, the Betoconcept range. The range meets growing demand for both retaining walls that combines reduced noise levels with attractive vertical landscapes, offering a real variety of planting options as an alternative to what would be otherwise dull and un-inspiring structures. Retaining walls on road highways or the simplest garden or boundary walls now feature: planting, colour, shape or textured finish. The Betoconcept range brings different shapes and styles to accommodate planting on high or low walls with; Betoatlas, Betoflor, Betotitan, Leromur, Betojar, Betoplus and Betonap products

The contemporary colours include : natural, buff and red will fit in with a variety of environments and tone with natural landscapes. Betoconcept blocks provide adequate soil pockets for all types of plants, shrubs and climbers. Good drainage and water capture with the stepped bank also helps keep landscape maintenance to a minimum. Using the depth for landscaping means significant growth can benefit both sound suppression and help get quick landscaping results across a wide walled area Grass Concrete’s retaining wall range bringing together both structural integrity and a variety of landscape design options.

Tel 01924 379 443 www.grasscrete.com info@grasscrete.com

With individual interlocking blocks and dry-build interconnectivity the range offers the ability to free-form wall layouts in single or terraced wall format. These interlocking units enable a quick and easy construction process and can cope with complex curves, ground embankments and weight surcharges with various wall heights right up to 22m with Betotitan blocks with different types to suit small domestic applications or large infrastructure projects. The Betoconcept range has interlocking blocks made from high strength machine pressed concrete, offering dry build solutions and noise absorption, excellent for external wall solutions in urban and rural areas. Dry built blocks interlock to form the required face angle, they are easy and quick to construct with a choice of plantable or stone-faced finishes.

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The choice of the Construction Industry Professional Synergy Wastewater Treatment Products are an independent, privately owned manufacturer of wastewater treatment products. They are also distributors for other major companies within the industry. Pumping Stations Standard and bespoke systems are offered to pump both foul and surface water. Pump stations are used to raise the level of the discharge to the invert of a local gravity mains or private system.

Single pump systems are generally available from stock, to serve the smaller domestic project. Larger capacity duplex systems manufactured to meet site-specific criteria are also readily available on short lead times. Building Regulations require that the pump chamber should have sufficient storage volume to contain a 24 hour inflow. In the case of domestic systems, a figure of 150 litres per person per day is used to determine the chamber capacity. Bypass Separators Bypass Separator NSB3 & Extension Turret held in stock for immediate despatch Nationally. Bypass Separator are used in hard

standing areas where there is a light risk of hydrocarbon contamination to the surface water run off, i.e. Car Parks, Roadways, Industrial Estates, Goods Yards etc. These units are designed to treat the influent up to the design nominal size of the Separator. A standard set of sixteen models are available, ranging from the NSB3, which drains an area of 1,667 M2, to the NSB 100, which can drain an area of 55,556 M2. Larger models up to NSB 1000 are also available to order.

pumped discharge, again sized to the permitted outflow criteria. Above Ground Storage Tanks

Low Profile Septic Tank

Through our network of trading partners, we are able to supply both vertical and cylindrical tanks for installation above ground. These can be manufactured with chemical resin rich liners, in a variety of different capacities. Please contact us with your requirements. Sewage Treatment Plants Synergy Wastewater Treatment Products supply Package Sewage Treatment Plants in one piece tanks from 6 Pe (person) through to 175 Pe. A range of some 21 different models.Over and above 175 Pe, we supply modular two tank systems serving from 190 Pe through to 400 Pe.

Storm Water Attenuation Tanks Storm Water Attenuation Tanks a substantial range of one piece vessels, from 1,000L to 275,000L, are offered. These tanks can be supplied with baffles, access ladders, multiple access shafts etc. if required. Alternatively, the FCD can be fitted into a separate chamber, or supplied loose to be installed into an existing outlet manhole chamber by others. The attenuation tank can be manufactured with an integral Flow Control Device (FCD) sized to the specific outflow requirement. Where levels prevent the use of a gravity fed (FCD) the Attenuation tank can be supplied with a

Matrix Sewage Treatment Plant

Spherical Septic Tank

The aerobic biological treatment process used in all of the systems offered is ‘Submerged Aerated Filter’ (SAF) sometimes referred to as biological aerated filters. Synergy NS10 Full Rentention Separator

The SAF process is a well proven method used widely across the world by municipal authorities for the treatment of domestic waste. The benefits are principally, simplicity of operation, small footprint, and the resulting economic advantage.

Synergy Robusta 4600 Litre Tank

Tricel P12 UK Gravity Sewage-Treatment Plant

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Synergy Wastewater Treatment Products is an independent family owned British manufacturing business.

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SALES OF BRICK SLIPS STRONG IN FIRST HALF 2016

The UK’s leading brick slip cladding specialist, Eurobrick, has seen strong sales of its brick slips over the first six months of 2016. With two wide ranges of brick slips available offering a choice of colours and finishes, Eurobrick’s products suit a broad variety of projects, from large scale commercial and residential developments to small domestic DIY jobs. The popular Britannia Range is a collection of kiln fired extruded brick slips. The range includes Rustic Charcoal 697, a dark brown, multi-shaded brick with a rustic texture and Smooth White R100 with a clean, crisp line that particularly appeal to those seeking a contemporary finish. Manufactured in standard UK sizes, the slips are typically 15mm thick, with pistol corner brick slips also available. For those looking for a more of a stock or reclaimed style brick, the Classic Range has a good selection of cut bricks in standard UK sizes ranging from 20-25 mm thick. Pistol corner bricks are also available. These traditional looking bricks provide warmth

and character with Old English being the most popular selling brick in the Classic Range, particularly for interior projects. The recent addition of EBS Newbridge Mix and EBS Old Beaufort to the Range has also generated a lot of interest. Managing director of Eurobrick, John Mayes, explained the success of the brick slips: “We are one of the largest stockists of brick slips in the UK and have a wide selection of colours and finishes available at any one time. We try to maintain a certain level of stock so customers can often have their bricks within two or three days of ordering. Even if stock levels of a particular brick are low, we aim to replenish our supplies regularly to help reduce lead times for customers.” “Our customers really like the choice we offer and we have a showroom where all of our brick samples are displayed. For anyone thinking of buying brick slips, with or without our cladding systems, we would encourage them to give us a call or visit our showroom to discuss their requirements.” Manufactured to order, Eurobrick also offers Bradstone reconstructed stone slips in a variety of sizes and colours. These slips can be used on their own or combined with brick slips or other finishes for architectural detailing. Corner slips are also available. For a copy of the Eurobrick’s Product Guide please call 0117 971 7117, email info@eurobrick.co.uk or visit eurobrick.co.uk to download. I enquiry 556

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Luxury Composite Decking Boards

Castlewood decking boards are backed by one of the most comprehensive guarantees in the industry. 25 year limited transferable warranty and a 2 year labour warranty for residential applications and a 10 year warranty for commercial applications. Our composite decking boards are one of the most attractive and durable boards on the market. Combining the proven strength of high density polythene plastic and wood fibres with a unique outer shell of polymer that encapsulates the board in an impermeable layer of protection from scratches and fading. This unique polymer cap also makes the board easy to clean and maintain. Our decking boards are doubled sided. Side A has a natural wood finish. Side B has a more subtle wood grain combined with surface grooves.

Castle Composites Ltd Call: 01555 870003 sales@castlecomposites.co.uk www.castlecomposites.co.uk

- Mould Resistant - Stain Resistant - Double Sided

- Easy Cleaning

- 25 Year Guarantee

- No Oiling or Staining

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lindab magestic | the king of glavanised gutters

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The elite magnesium galvanised steel rainwater system Tel: 0121 585 2780 www.lindab.co.uk

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Franke extends its popular Omni range with the new Omni Classic, to suit more traditional kitchen designs Responding to retailer feedback, Franke has expanded its Omni 4-in-1 tap offering by introducing the Omni Classic, for customers who want the benefits of the up-to-the minute Omni technology in a tap that is more design sympathetic to a traditional kitchen. The Omni Classic marries the timeless appeal of a swan-neck spout, gentle curves and elegant white levers with the exceptional build quality and prestige of hi-shine solid stainless steel. It delivers filtered boiling water at a full 100 C, filtered cold water and standard mains hot and cold, all from a single tap mixer for the ultimate in lifestyle convenience. Virtually no tools are required for fitting thanks to the Omni Classic’s plug and play installation and with a triple safety action and cool-touch chassis, the Omni Classic is very safe to operate. I enquiry 145 www.mclink.co.uk/942-145

Hoisting compliance with lifetime homes With the continuing emphasis on giving people the ability to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, housebuilders are being offered a new resource to create lifetime homes- friendly bathrooms. Under updated design criteria for lifetime homes, bathrooms should be designed to be accessible, and provision should be made for the structure to be able to accommodate any future provision of a ceiling hoist, particularly between bedroom m and bathroom. To help architects, social housing providers and

June 2016

BATHROOMS, WASHROOMS & KITCHENS

The new Carron Phoenix Elena tap offers a distinctive design at a competitive The clean lines of the square base on the new Elena from Carron Phoenix, combined with its elegantly curved ribbon spout, offer a distinctivelydesigned tap to suit any modern or contemporary kitchen. The monobloc Elena in chrome is available now, competitively priced at an RRP inc VAT of £259. It comes with the assurance of a five year guarantee. The tap features a swivel spout which rotates through 360 and the design of the square base is complemented by a single joystick-style square side lever. It has an overall height of 375mm and a spout reach of 230mm.

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Bushboard continues to transform bathroom design with the launch of seven new finishes for fashionable, streamlined bathroom surfaces

GKL Developments opts for Kinedo in Varity House conversion A large former office block in Peterborough was acquired by leading construction firm, GKL Developments, in 2015 for conversion into much needed living space in the growing East Midlands town.

Bushboard’s awardwinning Nuance bathroom wall panelling range has been upgraded with the launch of seven new decors responding to the mainline trends in woodgrains, industrial finishes and neutral stones. Available from June, the Nuance range will feature a total of 29 panel designs complemented by worksurfaces and upstands. There are Concrete Formwood, Salvage Planked Elm, Weathered Beamwood and Natural Grey Stone for a modern, urban look, while the range’s luxury granites have been augmented with the addition of Crema Mascarello, Pearl Marble and Marbled Cappuccino. Many designs feature the renowned True Scale printing technique where there is no pattern repeat in the panel amplifying the aesthetics.

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This feature wall has been created with Marbled Cappuccino from Bushboard’s Nuance range

Hospitals are failing to provide proper facilities for thousands of out-patients and visitors, yet that could be transformed simply by installing appropriate toilets. Some 30% of NHS users in the UK are disabled, and hospitals are the second most inaccessible buildings for them. One in 284 people in the UK need a Changing Places toilet. Yet of the UK’s 2300 hospitals, not even 1% have the ‘bigger and better’ accessible (disabled) facility, even though they are now included in ‘best practice’ Department of Health building guidelines (Health Building Notes 00-02 sanitary spaces).

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builders get it right from the outset, Clos-o-Mat- Britain’s leader in the provision of disabled and elderly toilet solutions in and out of the home- has produced a new white paper- Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet/Wetroom.

Changing places in the Healthcare Industry

Nuance is the only range on the market without extrusions, offering the streamlined design that is prevalent now in the mid to upper end of the market. Backed by a 15

The company has specified the Kinedo Horizon cubicle from Saniflo for the en-suite bathrooms of the two bedroom apartments currently being converted in Varity House; the former Perkins Engines administration building. All 97 apartments have already been sold off-plan; highlighting the scope for conversion of older buildings into living accommodation. I enquiry 149 www.mclink.co.uk/942-149

Concrete Formwood, one of the new urban finishes from Bushboard’s Nuance range that reflect the mainline trends for industrial finishes, weathered timbers and neutral stones.

year guarantee, Nuance is also unique in being inherently 100% water impervious, so will not swell or degrade over time. The new designs will are available in a choice of five panel sizes, along with complementary worksurfaces and upstands ensuring design flexibility for bathroom interiors. To complement the launch, a new online design tool allows users to create their own Nuance bathroom schemes. Says Neil Horton, Commercial Director at Bushboard: “Since its launch seven years ago, our Nuance product has gone from strength to strength. In the last two years sales have significantly outperformed our forecasts, signalling that Nuance is fast

becoming the first choice for panelling in the bathroom sector. Our unique extrusion-free installation delivers seamless joints and large expanses of stylish surfacing that is absolutely where the market is for clean, streamlined design. This combination of fashion and function is really transforming bathroom design and makes it the obvious alternative to tiles.” For more information on Bushboard products, please contact the Customer Service team on: t: 01933 232 242, mailto:help@bushboard.co.uk, help@bushboard.co.uk or log onto www.bushboard.co.uk

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A PLAND DIRECTION FOR UK MANUFACTURER Since 1919, Pland Stainless has occupied the same site on the outskirts of Leeds manufacturing both standard and bespoke washroom and janitorial products from stainless steel. But since buying the company in 2008, joint owners Steve Duree and Ian Hodgson, have been working hard to enhance the brand and to show customers there are alternatives to the established names regularly specified. This has seen them moving in a different direction away from producing OEM products for other companies to then sell on. It’s a strategy that is bearing fruit for this manufacturer, now one of the last remaining commercial stainless steel fabricators in this market still producing in the UK. But their move away from supplying white label products has seen Pland encounter several challenges, not least educating the merchant and specifier on the company’s established heritage. The factory itself is 65,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, with 36 staff members on the shop floor and another 14 in the adjoining offices and external sales team. They have over 22,000 different product codes and the factory produces anywhere from 1000-3000 products per week supplying through a number of merchants nationwide. It’s a serious

operation and one which is proud of its entirely British manufacturing. So proud in fact that two years ago they joined the Made in Britain Campaign, an initiative started in 2011 to support and promote British manufacturing in the UK and overseas. The products manufactured by Pland are largely supplied to the healthcare, catering, secure accommodation and laboratory markets and include sinks, janitorial units, kitchen cabinetry and sanitary equipment. In fact they sell a raft of stainless steel products some from their standard range but more and more designed from scratch for their UK and overseas client base. These include some unusual bespoke items including mortuary body trays, rations heaters which attach to the back of military vehicles, champagne troughs and increasingly, requests for multifaith washing sinks in a plethora of designs and sizes. Their ability to design products in house is a major advantage to them and has evolved from a skilled and established work force understanding the capabilities of stainless steel production coupled with investment in CAD CAM technology.

Pland’s products are WRAS approved, comply with the HTM63, HTM64 & HBN00-10 part C for Healthcare and all carry the obligatory CE mark where required. Supplying under their own brand helps them absorb the costs associated with providing these standards and helps achieve a quality product at a competitive price. It helps that being based in the UK also ensures a local delivery service too.

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Supplying the commercial market brings with it a host of costs associated to producing products to the correct quality and specification. Many of

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The 100% waterproof Showerwall system caters for a wide range of tastes and demographics, providing the opportunity to put an individual design stamp on any project. Infinity offers 14 distinctive designs with a departure into bold colours, metallics and graphic prints to create a modern, edgier look. There is also the option of totally bespoke digital print designs. It is a stand-alone collection, with a separate display stand, aims to looking to offer something different. Infinity includes six ‘Whispering Grass’ décors by the award-winning surfaces designer, Lars Contzen and is the first bathroom wallpanelling range to offer a supermatt texture, with Fenix NTM® décors in two colourways of Rosa Colorado and Grigio Efeso. The seven new décors on the main Showerwall range, the Design Selection, include Urban Concrete, Silver Travertine, Black Glacial,

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Copper Quartz, Oxidised Copper, Volterra and Silver Bronx, a 3D snakeskin effect. With 40 décors overall to choose from, the Showerwall Design Selection spans a wide range of styles from the timeless elegance of marble to the industrial chic of concrete, offering design interest for any bathroom. Showerwall is backed by a 15 year guarantee and is available in a choice of panel sizes that are fast and easy to install with new Sureseal, a four point seal system. There is a new retailer merchandising package including a lifestyle product brochure, swatches and display stands. Showerwall is available ex-stock nationwide from Ideal Bathrooms, IDS and Formula 1. Further information on Showerwall contact t: 0845 604 7334, e: info@showerwall.co.uk or web: www.showerwall.co.uk I enquiry 563 www.mclink.co.uk/942-563

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Showerwall updates its range with distinctive new decors The June relaunch of Showerwall sees it get a major design update with seven new décors added to the standard range, together with the introduction of a brand new designer-led Infinity Collection.

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Wall-hung WCs offer a versatile solution, increasingly favoured in Britain’s bathrooms. Perfect for small, awkward shaped bathrooms, or for anyone looking for a sleek, clean and fuss-free look, installers may have been put off in the past by the seemingly complex task of installing the Monolith sanitary module but the newly released range makes installation easier than100% ever before. Apart from requiring no structural work, Geberit Monolith works with the existing water supply and waste making it ideal for renovation projects. Water connections are used as-is and the cistern, dual-flush mechanism and soil outlet, are all housed within a slender, elegant module. Here’s how to install: Step 1: Pre-mount the upper screws, leaving a space of approximately 1 cm between the wall and the screw head. Hook the frame onto the screws.

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A Product with an established record for performance. A Product with over 20 year’s history in use. Ideal for windows affected by break down of linseed oil putty. Ideal for sash and casement windows. For use on existing or new bead glazed windows. Ideal for fixing single or double glazed sealed units on puttied or bead glazed windows. For fixing laminated / safety glass. Can be used on softwood, hardwood and metal windows. Ideal for sealing plywood or pre-finished ‘in-fil’ panels. Ideal replacement for ‘Back putties’ on windows affected by condensation on internally bead glazed windows. Improves paint durability and contributes towards the prevention of wood decay Can be painted with an opaque paint finish or translucent wood stain. Excellent adhesion to timber, metal, concrete, brick and glass.

Ecopro Matt Emulsion, Lo Sheen Emulsion and Eggshell have been repackaged and are now available in all 98 shades of BS4800, plus black and white. The new palette offers a huge choice and enables colour matching with other decorating features. The Ecopro Emulsions are available in 5l and 10l plastic tubs while the Eggshell is in 750ml and 2.5l tins. The Ecopro range is uniquely formulated for high performance and all three products are totally oil and acrylic free, with minimal VOCs. Eggshell is a new addition to the range. Suitable for use on interior walls, ceilings and woodwork, it’s a complete all-rounder. It

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dries to an attractive sheen that is durable, washable and scuff resistant. Ecopro emulsions are water-based, low odour, environmentally sound alternatives to conventional wall and ceiling emulsions. The Matt option is particularly suitable for use on new plaster, while Lo Sheen is formulated for enhanced durability and washability, making it suitable for higher traffic areas. Complying with the strict EU Ecolabel standards, the range is not only eco friendly but newly decorated rooms can be brought back into use quickly because the paints do not give off any harmful emissions or odours. I enquiry 566 www.mclink.co.uk/942-566

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Decorators can Breatheasy as new products hit shelves A GREAT business never stands still and that’s certainly true of Crown Decorating Centres, who are increasing the product range on the shelves to ensure decorators can find exactly what the customer wants. Selected stores in the CDC network across the UK are giving decorators easy access to top brands from the retail side of the business – the market-leading Crown Breatheasy colour palette and Crown Period Collection. Breatheasy is a 99 per cent solvent free formula. Exclusive to Crown Paints, it is better for the environment and virtually odour free, meaning homeowners can get back into a newly-painted room in no time at all.

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Meanwhile, Crown’s elegant Period Collection features a host of muted and heritage shades in a water-based flat matt finish. Designed to suit any style of home the collection is also created using the exclusive Breatheasy formulation. The Period Collection also features a range of Eggshell finish colours for wood and metal. Paula Taylor, Marketing manager for Crown Decorating Centres explained: “We are constantly aiming to bring the most comprehensive range of products to painting professionals to ensure the widest possible choice can, in turn, be offered to their customers. “Such has been the success of the Breatheasy formulation and the stunning Period Collection range that it is only right we stock it on the CDC shelves and create a one-stop shop for decorators wanting access to the most innovative products on the market.”

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HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION

Pegler Yorkshire Rewards Loyalty

In an era of consumerism surprisingly very little is offered for brand loyalty even for products purchased day in day out. Pegler Yorkshire however, leading plumbing and heating products manufacturer, recognizes the need to support small, independent installers and has launched its own PY Installer Club that simply rewards each and every purchase from its entire range of brands. “Pegler Yorkshire has a long history of developing products and solutions to address the needs of the plumbing

industry and its professionals, this is just another way in which we are continuing to support our loyal customer,” said Phill Jackson, Marketing and Business Development Director for Pegler Yorkshire. I enquiry 153 www.mclink.co.uk/942-153

Midlands tap manufacturer set to keep Glastonbury clean Midlands-based bathroom product manufacturer, Inta, will be keeping festival-revellers clean and hygienic by supplying taps to Glastonbury festival this month (JUNE). Inta, Britain’s leading manufacturer of anti-scald bathroom products, will be supplying the world-famous arts and music festival with 500 non

concussive taps, which will supply fresh water to over 175,000 music-lovers. Aligning to Glastonbury’s sustainable ethos, Inta’s non-concussive taps are designed with an anti-block feature, allowing water flow to stop if a blockage is detected to prevent misuse. The taps also offer installers the opportunity to control water flow time, ranging from three to 30 seconds, to minimise water wastage. I enquiry 154 www.mclink.co.uk/942-154

Mibec HIU

Mibec are pleased to introduce the new Hiper Heat Interface Units into their range. The Hiper HIU is suitable projects as diverse as apartments, social housing, holiday homes and parks or RHI district heating schemes. The Hiper HIU is compact and requires very little space in the property and is easy to install. An HIU basically fulfils the same function as a gas boiler in a property when used as part of a communal heating network. A central plant room (either a gas boiler or a renewable energy source) will generate heat which is distributed through a network of pipes to each separate property in the building.

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New heating controls from ESi ESi is one of the fastest growing designers and manufacturers of heating controls in the UK. It has developed a range of energy saving, innovative heating controls for residential and light commercial applications. Most homes in the UK still tend to have a single heating zone – and the only control in the rooms is by thermostatic radiator valves. When a new central-heating system is installed, it's possible to fit a full zone control that has different pipe loops and separate thermostats for two

or more areas. This can offer significant energy savings. ESi offers a range of zone valves which are a direct replacement for existing valves if they fail. These are very quiet in operation and now come with an industry leading five-year warranty. They are easy fit components, with a simple clip on/off detachable actuator head with an option of a ‘plug and play’ cable. I enquiry 150 www.mclink.co.uk/942-150

Ideal Commercial boilers rolls with times to becomne part of England’s engineering history As part of a £4 million community and business hub renovation project, Ideal Commercial Boilers have supplied an Evomax Cascade, consisting of three Evomax 150s and a multiline flue cascade, to Marble Hall, the former Rolls-Royce engine factory on Nightingale Road, Derby. The new Evomax boilers were supplied

by leading British manufacturer Ideal Commercial Boilers and specified by Paul Lucas and Adam Whitehead of Palms Facilities who installed a carbon pipe heating system with Ideal Commercial boilers and header kits and flue headers. Paul explained that the Evomax 150 boilers were chosen specifically for their compact size

and high kW output for a wall mounted boiler which made installation easy. I enquiry 151 www.mclink.co.uk/942-151

Train your sights on excellence with Keston’s vocational courses

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Product training from leading British Manufacturer Keston Boilers provides Installers and Heating Engineers with the necessary tools to ensure that all aspects of commissioning and servicing can be attended to quickly and efficiently. As an Installer or Heating Engineer, it is important to have the confidence and knowledge to be able to install and service a wide range of products and Keston’s

specially designed product training courses are tailor made for the heating professional. From three centres of excellence in Leeds, Hull and Reading, Keston offers a one day training course on all of its domestic and commercial boilers. Providing a mix of hands-on and theory based classroom learning, each Keston training course has been designed specifically with the heating engineer in mind and

courses include discussion with tutors, demonstrations with practical advice and lunch and refreshments are provided. I enquiry 152 www.mclink.co.uk/942-152

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Warming up Windsor

The management team on the Windsor Estate is keen to adopt sustainable technologies within its business model where there is a benefit to the environment and a financially sound investment opportunity. After careful consideration and a tender process Stokvis Energy Systems Econoplate "H" Series Heat Interface Units were utilised as part of a new communal heating system within Windsor Great Park. The project has been carried out under the supervision of Andrew Dunning, Chief Surveyor on the Windsor Estate, with Lorien Engineering Solutions being the consultant responsible for the main design work. Meanwhile Sykes and

Son Ltd was the M&E contractor responsible for all the installation work. Some 70 Stokvis H-Series HIUs have been installed into cottages and other buildings around the estate: linking them into an advanced central biomass plant and pump station installed to provide district heating around parts of the Great Park. The "H series" heat interface units have been installed to replace the old-fashioned back boilers in each of the cottages and associated buildings. I enquiry 156 www.mclink.co.uk/942-156

Inta takes the pressure out of choosing valves Inta, manufacturer of heating, plumbing and showering products, has launched a new extensive range of WRAS-approved pressure reducing valves (PRVs). The collection, which features a wide variety of sizes, has been specifically designed for both domestic and commercial applications. With static and dynamic pressure control, the range is designed to

reduce fluid pressures and maintain the desired level, preventing damage to system components located downstream of the PRV. Due to the compact design of the valves, which range between 15mm and 54mm, they can be used in areas where space is limited and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. They also come complete with an optional ‘dial up’ pressure gauge to help adjust pressure between 0.5 bar and 6 bar to match the requirements of the system. I enquiry 157 www.mclink.co.uk/942-157


RINNAI: THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGING Chris Goggin, Associate Director of continuous flow water heater manufacturer Rinnai, looks at the fast pace of change in the industry as the Government demands ever-greater efficiencies. Change in the H&V industry over the past decade has been accelerated and the rate is going even faster as pressure builds to find better and more efficient ways of heating and conserving hot water.

A space-consuming and costly cylinder that has to be heated 24/7; 365 days a year to ensure hot water is always available is an anachronism in today’s energy and cost conscious world.

As soon as anybody says the word ‘change’ panic sets in. However, it is not change itself that people should be wary of, but the manner in which change is managed. In the case of change in the H&V world the race to comply with Government goals to lower emissions and conserve energy can only be welcomed as we enter a period of fuel supply uncertainty. The way to future proofing against rising energy bills and new legislation, both of which are inevitable, is to concentrate on the best available technologies for heating and hot water design and avoid the inertia that exists around simple direct replacement. For instance you wouldn’t upgrade your iphone to a pager as technology has moved on.

Even if no hot water is drawn off, a standard cylinder can lose anything up to 6kW of heat a day. All cylinders suffer from this to some extent and it can equate to over a year, to 2190kW of energy wasted. If you also look at the gas saving alone it equates to in excess of 200m³ of gas used. So not only do we have to encourage a sea change in hot water provision we also have to open up minds to not always replacing like for like and turn to better and more effective systems.

Progressively, standards have decreed that building envelopes must be insulated to create greater ‘air tightness’ so that thermal insulation is much improved. Conversely, the demand for instant hot water has markedly increased and this means we need to adopt a new mindset that separates space heating from hot water provision. There is no need for a big hot water storage unit, for example, to satisfy the needs of large radiators as well as hot water. There is even guidance on the topic illustrating that considerations for separating heating from hot water should be a design consideration for energy conscious consultants. Consideration has to be given to best available technologies and how they can augment hot water supply. Consider an A-rated gas fired continuous flow hot water system, when used as a booster to renewables such as ASHP or solar thermal, an energy efficient gas powered continuous flow unit will be the modulate gas input maximising efficiencies lowering running costs and reducing emissions. However, if we take the domestic setting as a marker, even though demand has changed significantly, eight out of 10 installers will still want to install the biggest combi unit they can find to ensure hot water needs are met with the payback being heat generated for heating. It is not the best and most efficient way forward. For example, a well insulated house swapping from a hot water storage system such as this to a gas fired continuous flow hot water system can save 3kW a day, which equates to around £220 a year. An A-rated gas fired continuous flow hot water system is a real consideration for large domestic properties when coined with a system boiler for domestic heat. Greater gains can come from commercial usage office buildings, large and small commercial premises, hotels, hospitals and care homes and on to leisure centres and caravan sites.

A North Wales Council is currently in the process of replacing its stored hot water systems with continuous flow set-ups. The council has done its sums and is set to make considerable savings on running costs. When the water isn’t running the continuous flow system is not using gas which makes it an ideal solution for schools for example that shut for holidays. And, no worries about Legionella proliferating in the lay-off. Even when a continuous flow system is chosen, more efficiencies can be built in by ditching the established mindset that always goes for overkill on hot water capacity just in case it is needed. Litres of stored hot water just isn’t necessary when designing a gas fired storage system the mind set more often than not is to design in a 15% overcapacity buffer. It is high time we start sizing for actual demand and optimising efficiency for what’s been used, as opposed to sizing for what might happen at worse case and paying for what! – you wouldn’t leave your can running over night. Here is an example: An installer is called on to install a hot water system to serve 14 showers at a gym and some

WHBS. SMART thinking will interpret that as needing three HDC1500i continuous flow units to ensure hot water at all times. The intelligence of the system means that the water heaters will only fire when demand increases i.e. only one heater fires when upto 5 showers are in use, ensuring optimum energy usage. If you consider that an A-rated continuous flow water heater will probably not be in use all of the time it is always going to outperform any A-rated storage system as it would by necessity be switched on at all times slowly leaking heat through the cylinder. The use of single or manifolded A-rated gas water heaters can really make a difference to running costs, but step up to a condensing system with a secondary steel heat exchanger within the unit and that is where the very high efficiency figures kick in. The other advantage of a condensing unit is that there is a greater modulation range 58 to 2.4 kW. The condensing process can deliver up to 95% thermal efficiency, which translates to significant energy savings when compared to standard continuous flow water heaters. Controls are also a major step forward in achieving best efficiencies whether local or integrated into a building maintenance system. Finally, the implementation of the Energy Labelling Directive (ErP)* last year means for the first time there is transparency for buyers looking for the best energy efficient range of water heaters.

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Sika Everbuild achieve ISO Accreditations

Advanced growth drives recruitment With demand for its fire systems growing steadily in all of its domestic and international markets, Advanced has recently completed a major recruitment drive to grow its workforce by over 10% to boost its manufacturing capacity and at the same time add key talent to its international marketing and UK and US Engineering department. Commenting

on this growth Ray Hope, Advanced’s Managing Director, said: “We have continually invested in fire systems that lead the market in terms of quality, performance and ease-of-use and are experiencing very positive growth. We now have bases, partners and customers in over 60 countries worldwide and while we’ve consistently grown, some of our new

New members reflect STO’s increasing success in the UK

The appointment of two highly experienced recruits to the Sto UK technical sales team has underlined the increasing popularity of the company’s range of external wall insulation, rainscreen cladding and façade render products. Brendan Culleton and Melanie Hayman will expand Sto’s presence in the UK marketplace, and increase the level of support which the company supplies to architects, contractors, developers and applicators. “Adding Brendan and Melanie to the team will help increase Sto’s presence in the market whilst making it even easier for Architects to specify Sto systems, and customers to access our products and services,” says Regional Sales Manager, Mark Dawling I enquiry 159 www.mclink.co.uk/942-159

product innovations are driving demand in key markets and developing new opportunities that we need to build on and support. I enquiry 158 www.mclink.co.uk/942-158

Apprentices Pland Company-Wide Pland Stainless is continuing to grow its apprenticeship scheme started 20 months ago. They now have apprentices across many disciplines in the business and contribute to Pland’s continuous development. They are seen as strategic to Pland’s development and are an important part of the succession plan for the company. Three apprentices started with Pland in September 2014 and were placed in the Welding, Warehouse and Maintenance teams. A year later 2 further apprentices were recruited in Welding and the Technical office team. They have just taken on a further apprentice and more are planned for the Autumn.

Sika Everbuild are thrilled to announce that they have now been certified to the new international standard for quality ISO 9001:2015 by the British Standard Institute (BSI). The road to achieving ISO 9001 2015 began in 2014 with John Peers, Quality Manager and Andrew Stockill, Quality Assurance Co-Ordinator attending seminars on the changes. In 2015 a three day training course helped them to gain the knowledge of the auditing process, transition stages and how to implement the new standard within the company. An initial assessment was conducted by the BSI in February 2016 which established that they were taking the correct approach to meet the new standards requirements. All that was required then was to pass the BSIs audit to the new standard and be passed by their compliance team afterwards. Additionally, Sika Everbuild are also pleased to have achieved the

environmental standard ISO 14001:2015 from Quay Audit UK, making them the first UK based Sika company to achieve both standards. The aim of the new standard is to improve leadership ‘buy in’ within the company and to move to a more risk based way of thinking. Gaining certification for the new Environmental Management Systems started with a gap analysis which identified procedures and processes that needed changes to meet the requirements of the new standard.

AQMesh now monitors particles as well as gases

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illbruck’s TP600 turns 20 illbruck is celebrating its TP600 Compriband joint sealing tape’s 20th birthday. illbruck TP600 Compriband 600 is a joint sealing tape for outdoor use. It is highly flexible, which allows it to provide a weather-tight seal for façade joints with a depth of up to 40 mm. TP600 fulfils all the requirements of BG1 in accordance with DIN 18542 and bears the CE mark. tremco illbruck has been

testing TP600 in real-life circumstances in Bodenwöhr, Germany since 1995 and, after 20 years of weathering, TP600 is still going strong. The tape has survived harsh weather conditions such as ice, snow, driving rain and UV radiation and still has the same movement qualities as it did 20 years ago. I enquiry 161 www.mclink.co.uk/942-161

New Vibration Core Products Catalogue from ACE Fabreeka UK ACE and Fabreeka have come together to become the new ACE Fabreeka UK. Both of these well recognised, market leading brands are available from one highly experienced team focused on the UK motion and vibration control market. A new 104-page Fabreeka Vibration Control core products catalogue is now available, giving designers, architects and structural engineers a comprehensive, technical overview of products to solve vibration and I enquiry 162 www.mclink.co.uk/942-162 isolation problems.

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The vote has been counted, the UK will be leaving the EU and this has a range of implications for anyone managing vehicles. With the poll being split 52/48 and representing a clear mandate for the government, long-term changes are inevitable. Steve Clarke, Fuel Card Services group marketing manager, said: “At any time of economic difficulty, there are suppliers

who cave in to short-term pressures, which means good deals for their customers. This

Particulate monitoring technology has been added to the AQMesh air quality monitoring pods. “This is a major development,” says Stephen Hoskin from the Tewkesbury based company Air Monitors. “AQMesh already monitors the most important gases, but fine particulates are one of the pollutants of greatest concern - government figures suggest 29,000 people die prematurely in the UK every year from particle pollution.” AQMesh is a lightweight, battery powered ambient air quality monitor that transmits data to a dedicated website via the ‘cloud’. Readings are taken at user-selectable intervals between 1 and 15 minutes, and data are normally transmitted hourly by GPRS. I enquiry 165 www.mclink.co.uk/942-165

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Andrews Chiller Hire has been awarded a short-term contract by established telecommunications provider to supply 1.4mW of cooling as back-up of its in-house chillers that will be taken off-line during a major refurbishing programme. To satisfy the brief Andrews Chiller Hire will supply two 750kW chillers that will run in series for direct connection to existing flow and return connections. Andrews also will be suppling power generation equipment to establish a totally stand-alone system, ensuring adequate and essential cooling to critical operational suites housing advanced computerised technology.

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WernerCo invests over $1.8m at its Maldon UK facility WernerCo, the UK’s leading manufacturer of professional ladders and access towers, invests over $1.8m at its is as true in the fleet market as anywhere else. In reality, Britain will remain within the EU for at least the next two years, but probably rather longer. David Cameron is unwilling to trigger Lisbon’s Article 50 during his remaining months in office. Even if his successor acts immediately, the 27 other EU members are all opposed to our departure and each one has the power to delay the exit process for years.” I enquiry 163 www.mclink.co.uk/942-163

Maldon UK facility strengthening its position in the market. At the heart of the investment sits the installation of a new BLM Adige Fibre Optic Laser Cutter, used for cutting treads for WernerCo’s leading fibreglass stepladders, stiles for box section extension ladders and BoSS access tower components. In November 2015, WernerCo opened a new National Distribution Centre in Burton Upon Trent which saw the move of finished ladders from Maldon and Belper. I enquiry 164 www.mclink.co.uk/942-164


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THE DESOWOOD REPAIR SYSTEM

DESOWOOD RAP SPECIFIED ON WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY – A GRADE 2* LISTED BUILDING. CONSERVATION OF SASH WINDOWS

Gary Webb

John O’Kane

Commercial roofing and cladding company, T R Freeman Limited, known for its expertise in the design and installation of both traditional architectural metal roofing and modern systems, has recently welcomed John O’Kane into the role of Managing Director. He joins the company from Prater Limited where he held the position of Project Director with responsibility for delivering complex, high value, multi-product building envelopes.

knowledge base, and the staff’s commitment to delivering nothing less than the most professional service to its clients, are as evident now as they must have been some 125 years ago. I look forward to leading the company into the future, and in particular, expanding the client offering with enhanced building envelope solutions, which will help complement T R Freeman’s current range of roofing, cladding and maintenance services.�

John’s appointment sees T R Freeman’s former Managing Director Gary Webb move to the new role of Pre-Construction Director. Having joined the company over 40 years ago as an apprentice and been appointed to Managing Director in 2003, Gary will continue to bring his unrivalled expertise and experience to the business in his new role.

Gary Webb, now T R Freeman’s PreConstruction Director said “I am pleased to be passing the baton onto John, who I am confident will broaden the company’s capabilities with his experience as a specialist envelope contractor.� Adding “In addition I am extremely excited by the prospect of commencing my new role, and being able to concentrate all my efforts on the development and expansion of the company’s existing client base.� Web: www.trfreeman.co.uk

Speaking about his appointment, John O’Kane said “I am delighted to be a part of a company that has such a long and successful history. T R Freeman’s skills and

The William Morris Gallery built in the 1740’s has undergone extensive repair and refurbishment. The windows showed typical problems of in-situ wood decay around the joints and particularly the horizontal cills, open construction joints, and breakdown of putty. “The essence of conservation is to keep as much of the original timber as possible� The Desowood Repair System allowed the removal of wood decay in insitu – so that as much of the original timber can be retained and helped to maintain the original character of the windows. The Desowood SAP / RAP allow any size repair – horizontal or vertical to be completed in one application. The Desowood Repair System proved particularly effective on the arch / round shaped windows. Any mouldings can be matched to retain the original character of the windows. The Desowood DAP – a durable alternative to linseed oil putty is particularly effective in preventing or minimizing the incidence of wood decay.

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