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Plagued by leaks following a £25m refurbishment in 2010, the roofs of one of Manchester’s most iconic office buildings, Piccadilly Gate, have been refurbished with an overlay of Kemperol liquid membranes from Kemper System.

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July 2016

Plagued by leaks following a £25m refurbishment in 2010, the roofs of one of Manchester’s most iconic office buildings, Piccadilly Gate, have been refurbished with an overlay of Kemperol liquid membranes from Kemper System.



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FRONT COVER KEMPER SYSTEM Kemperol Membranes put Piccadilly Gate’s roofs back on track FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS 22 BRUSSELS AIRPORT LANDMARK BUILDING FEATURES BESPOKE HUNTER DOUGLAS CEILING A gloomy connection between two terminals at Brussels Airport in Belgium has been transformed, thanks to a new state-of-the-art


building that features a Hunter Douglas customised ceiling.

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DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING 18 PATIOMASTER MEMBER SUPPLIES DOORS FOR IMPRESSIVE LLANDUDNO HOUSE RE-MODEL A North-Wales based Architect called in the services of PatioMaster North West recently, when re-modelling his home.

17 HÖRMANN MAKES AN ENTRANCE WITH NEW COMPOSITE DOOR RANGE The new high performance composite door range from leading manufacturer Hörmann provides attractive entrance solutions for a wider selection of projects and budgets.

KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS 24 KERAMAG DESIGN’S CITTERIO COLLECTION INSPIRES WITH TIMELESS, ITALIAN DESIGN Keramag Design’s Citterio Collection, designed by the world famous Italian architect Antonio Citterio, harmonises crisp geometric contours and organic shapes in one.


26 FRANKE INTRODUCES ON-TREND STOEN GREY COLOUR ONTO ITS GRANITE SINK RANGES Recognising the latest trend in the kitchen for organic colours and mixing materials such as concrete, woodgrains and metals, Franke has introduced a new Stone Grey colour into the popular Mythos, Pebel and Kubus granite sink collections from its Specialist Range.


ROOFING, CLADDING & INSULATION 24 THE COLOUR REVOLUTION: HERE TO STAY Are you joining the colour revolution? The days when PVC building products were only available in white are rapidly disappearing.

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PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS 44 EVIVE WOODEN FURNITURE WITH OSMO Wood has long been a popular material for furniture due to its durability, versatility and striking natural appearance.

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The new Community Treatment and Care Centre (CTCC) in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland is situated within the Banbridge Health Village on the Old Hospital site and provides a raft of healthcare facilities to the town and surrounding district. Ensuring that this new state-of-the-art healthcare centre would have the very latest products in terms of flooring would be key to their future plans. The new flooring would have to be of the highest quality, look fabulous and be fit for purpose. This crucial element of the project would be supplied by international flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor. The flooring solution specified for this new high profile healthcare project would be Gerflor’s Mipolam Elegance and some 3000m2 of this ultra-performing product would be needed to fulfil the projects requirements. GERFLOR

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Flowcrete UK has undertaken the extensive refurbishment of a large garage and car park area owned by Cambridge Council alongside Total Protections, its exclusive applicator partner for social housing projects in the South of England. This project exemplifies the ability of resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK and specialist coatings contractor Total Protection to provide clients with every product and service required for a large-scale social housing flooring project. When Flowcrete UK and Total Protection reviewed the 1,580m2 site a number of issues were recorded, including water migrating from the car park’s top deck to the lower deck, cracking, leaking gullies and undulations in the concrete slab causing ponding. The Managing Director of Total Protection Ltd, Nick DiCienzo, said: “This project really showcases the benefits of our partnership with Flowcrete UK for the South’s social housing sector, as this was a difficult task that required a wealth of specialist knowledge as well as multiple high performance products. FLOWCRETE UK Enquiry No.405





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IMPRESSIVE SCHOOL BUILDING SPORTS TIMBER CLADDING FROM A.PROCTOR GROUP A popular choice for schools and public building projects, Canjaere timber cladding from A. Proctor Group has been used in this impressive new sports hall and performing arts complex at Manor Lodge Independent School, set in the secluded Radlett countryside. The architects specifi ed Canjaere Classic Timber Cladding in a bespoke black colourway, in order to blend in with the surrounding environment. The timber is treated with a unique process, which improves its performance, and protects the wood against moisture and preserves the fi nished look, backed by a 30-year maintenance warranty against rot and decay. This means the product is ideal for projects within education, housing and a wide range of public buildings. Canjaere Classic comes in a range of natural colour fi nishes, and combined with its high performance properties, and 30 year warranty. A. PROCTOR GROUP


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Manchester’s stunning new elliptical library walk link was designed to connect two of the city’s historic buildings – it needed doors that not only allowed people to enter and exit with ease, but reflected the dramatic glass architecture. GEZE UK was appointed by Waagner Biro to install Slimdrive SC automatic curved sliding doors to create the two main entrances in to the Library Walk Link, as well as four Slimdrive SL NT automatic sliding doors providing access in to Manchester’s Library and Town Hall. To reflect the unique curve of the building, two gently curved automatic bi-parting sliding glass doors were installed at either end of the building. GEZE LTD

West Street Car Park, a busy town centre MSCP in Leighton Buzzard is still benefitting from long-term protection offered by of Stirling Lloyd’s Decseal waterproofing and wearing course systems 27 years after the initial application. Originally installed in 1989 the system was found to still be well bonded and continuing to perform well in October 2015 when inspected by Bedfordshire CC and Term Contractors Amey. Decseal was still protecting the decks from water ingress and corrosion – with the refurbishment work only requiring the skid resistance to be enhanced by application of Decseal Wearing Course to the driving aisles where some wear had occurred in the intervening 27 years. The fact that Decseal was able to be overcoated after such a length of time, significantly reduced the cost and duration of the refurbishment work, saving money, disruption and enables clients to increase their car parks service life to over 50 years. STIRLING LLOYD

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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). “On average we visit the toilet every couple of hours or so,” elaborates Robin Tuffley, Clos-o-Mat marketing manager. “Outpatients and visitors therefore often need to go to the toilet when on hospital premises. For many people, who need the help of a carer, a standard accessible toilet is inappropriate, lacking the space and equipment they need, or potentially unsafe. A Changing Places toilet meets their needs, and provides an appropriate, hygienic and safe environment.” TOTAL HYGIENE

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Forbo’s Create Space carpet tiles have been installed as part of an integrated floor scheme at the Matalan HQ


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Leading feature page An integrated range of Forbo floor coverings has been specified and installed throughout Maro Developments’ prestigious bespoke new office headquarters for Matalan at Knowsley. Forbo worked collaboratively with the developer, the main contractor Morgan Sindall, and Manchesterbased project architect Fletcher Rae to agree the final specification.

Enquiry No.220. The Create Space tiles were deemed superior in terms of quality

FORBO’S FLOOR COVERINGS ADD STYLE AT MATALAN’S NEW HQ The key objective for office areas was to deliver a high-quality finish with a ‘wow’ factor. The Create Space collection of plain and linear patterned Tessera carpet tile ranges was selected as it met all construction and performance demands and was deemed superior to other products under consideration in terms of quality, overall finish and the design flexibility offered. The plain, single colourway of Create Space 1 in Ebonite was combined with the distinctive striped loop design of Create Space 2 in Licorice to deliver a visually

interesting floor layout to fit with the shape of the building and flow of the furniture throughout the offices. Surestep and Safestep safety vinyls were installed in shower rooms, kitchens and other back of house areas where clean, crisp and slip resistant finishes were needed. For more public spaces and common front of house areas such as stairwells, where durable, resilient flooring with a more prestigious feel was required, linoleum from the Marmoleum Piano and Fresco collections was used.

Allura Luxury Vinyl Tiles in an oak wood effect offered an ideal option for the staff canteen

The combination of performance, value for money and realism made Forbo’s Allura Luxury Vinyl Tiles in an oak wood effect an ideal solution for the staff canteen. Completing the integrated floor scheme, Eternal General Purpose Vinyl was fitted in one of the meeting rooms and 12mm grey Nuway Tuftiguard was installed at the main entrance to the headquarters. Commenting on Forbo’s products and service, John Schofield, Morgan Sindall Senior Design Manager, said: “The Forbo materials met Maro’s brief in terms of quality, life expectancy plus ease of maintenance and cleaning requirements. Forbo put a lot of time and effort into the project in terms of providing numerous samples and alternative colours. Over the last 10 years or so, whenever I have worked with Forbo on various projects, they have always provided exemplary customer service and have been great to work with.” For more information please call 0844 822 3928 or visit

Association of Chief Police Officers, these doors are among the most secure on the market. Another ground-breaking duo of highly insulated entrance Whether working on a new build or refurbishment project, the rising cost of energy means that minimising heat loss is more important than ever. Architects and specifiers are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, to meet both legislative demands and the changing needs of homeowners. A good UD-value (the U-value of the fitted door) is of the utmost importance when choosing products, but builders still face the challenge of achieving high levels of insulation without compromising on style, security or convenience. Leading garage and entrance door manufacturer Hörmann has paid close attention to all of these factors when designing its popular ranges. The company’s ThermoPro and ThermoPlus steel entrance door collections are a prime example. Offering excellent

doors from Hörmann is the ThermoSafe and UD-values, up to 1.1W/(m2.K) and 0.82W/(m2.K) ThermoCarbon. These aluminium doors feature some of respectively, they benefit from rigid steel polyurethane- the lowest UD-values available, at just 0.8W/(m².K) and filled door leaves of 46mm and 65mm thick. Therefore, 0.47W/(m².K). With 9-point locking as standard on the these doors are ideal for insulation-conscious ThermoCarbon, and 5-point locking on the ThermoSafe, refurbishment projects and low carbon new builds, and they are also highly secure. as a result, they will have a noticeable impact on energy As with most Hörmann entrance doors, a wide range of bills. finishes, colours, glazing options and matching side Security is also a key feature of Hörmann’s ThermoPro and elements are available, whatever the budget. So whether ThermoPlus, thanks to multi-point locking. Conical swing, you're looking to create a contemporary or traditional look, security and lock bolts pull theese doors tightly shut, while Hörmann has the products and expertise needed. further security bolts on the hinge side make them practically impossible to force open. For more information, contact the team on

01530 516888 or visit For added break-in resistance, selected doors in the steel range have been allocated Police-approved Secured by Design status. Having passed stringent tests set by the Enquiry No.229

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Anti-bacterial wall and door protection is essential in the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and has been proven to prevent the growth of up to 99% of harmful microbes and bacteria.

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Anti-Bacterial impact protection sheet proves its worth Steve Woodhead Sales Director for Intastop, a leading wall and door protection manufacturer, commented: “Doors and walls are not only costly when it comes to repairs or maintenance but they can harbour a myriad of infectious microbes. That’s why many healthcare and public facilities opt for protection with an antibacterial sheet which supports their bid to win the war on HAIs.” Intastop’s Hygienilac antibacterial impact protection sheet provides the perfect solution for unsightly or damaged walls and doors and assists infection control within hospitals, combating the spread of harmful bacteria such as C-difficile, MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli. This particular sheet works by an added biocidally proactive ingredient, Hygienilac, which prevents bacteria and other microbes accessing nutrients and

therefore disabling their growth. The added ingredient permeates the entire 2mm sheet so that if the surface is scratched it continues to provide protection. “Maintenance and replacement are significantly reduced when using door and wall protection which have a positive impact on budgets. In addition, the anti-bacterial properties are an added advantage and if the sheet is damaged, it continues to protect against the spread of harmful bacteria, which supports healthcare facilities’ infection control measures,” continued Steve. Trusted by Trusts A number of NHS Trust and private hospitals have experienced these advantages first hand and are keen advocates of specifiying door and wall protection whenever and wherever

possible. Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield, commissioned wall protection from Intastop after its walls in theatre corridors and waiting areas were suffering from high levels of unsightly and unhygienic impact damage. Gerri Morgan, Supplies and Facilities Manager, commented: “It was evident that we needed to do something to protect the walls of the hospitals not only for aesthetic reasons but also to safeguard patients from infection. Intastop was able to provide protection in a variety of colours and with the added benefits of antibacterial properties too. We are delighted with the visual appearance and the practicality of the wall protection from Intastop and are already looking at other areas in the hospital that could benefit from this type of investment too.”


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08 FIRE PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY New Specification Sales Manager for Nullifire

Andy Brown has been appointed as Specification Sales Manager (South) working within the Nullifire Sales Division of tremco illbruck. Andy comes to tremco illbruck with an extensive knowledge of coatings systems and excellent experience of specifying to major architects on projects in the UK and globally and for key accounts. Andy comments “I am delighted to be working with a market leader such as Nullifire and am looking forward to continuing, and developing, the great work.” TREMCO ILLBRUCK Enquiry No.400

High intensity LEDs transform the test lamp

Now available from Martindale Electric – leaders in electrical safety – is the latest generation of Drummond test lamps using high intensity LEDs for live voltage indication. The use of high intensity LEDs has transformed the test lamp, enabling the display of discrete voltages levels over a 360 degree viewing angle, even in bright sunlight and for the most difficult of applications. The visibility from all angles is unique when compared to conventional two pole testers and with no batteries or ranges to worry about, it’s the simplest and safest way to prove dead when carrying out safe isolation procedures. Featuring four distinctive bands of LED illumination. Enquiry No.401

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Videx Launches New GSM PRO Door Entry System New System Provides Greater Security and Freedom at the Same Time Videx has launched a new GSM door entry system that uses mobile technology to communicate and operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications. The GSM PRO intercoms are available in kit form or as part of the popular 4000 Series modular door entry system for single call button applications up to 50 apartments all with the facility to divert to three additional numbers if the first is busy or unanswered. Steve Natton, Special Projects Manager at Videx UK, said: “We’re excited to introduce our new GSM system as it’s the next generation of Videx GSM that provides users with much greater security and freedom. The intercom enables people to answer calls to their front door or gate from their mobile phone or land line so they never have to miss that important visitor and are made aware of who has visited even when they are not there. The systems provide spoken call progress information so that the visitor is informed how the call is progressing. Four call progress LEDs also offer the visitor a visual indication of the call’s status.” Programming is carried out via SMS messaging or using the micro USB connection and specially developed PC software. The intercoms also include an exit button input, auxiliary inputs and outputs and a dry contact relay. Kits are also supplied with a surface or flush housing, antenna and 2A power supply unit. Steve added: “An exciting new feature to GSM PRO is the integrated proximity access control (for up to 1000 users), administrators can remotely manage their access control user fobs and cards, eliminating the need for the engineer to visit

site to enrol, modify or delete users. The reader is concealed behind the call button name plate window meaning the door panel is no larger than the previous version that doesn’t carry this feature and, importantly, is half the length of previous proximity access door panels. Programming options are by text or via the PC software and an optional desk mount proximity reader is also available to enrol large numbers of users quickly. In addition to the 1000 user proximity access control, there is also a 1000 user dial to open access control where users can dial the intercom number to release a door or gate without being charged for the call.” VIDEX SECURITY LIMITED Enquiry No.205

KEE Safety ensures optimal safety with KEEGUARD® Ladder Kit To provide optimal safety to those working at height, Kee Safety, a global supplier of fall protection equipment, has launched KeeGuard® Ladder Kit, a permanently fixed guardrail system that is used in conjunction with safety ladders and self-closing gates. KeeGuard® Ladder Kit has been designed to provide a working at height safety solution that complies with EN 14122-4. This standard recommends that ‘to prevent falling through the access opening at arrival areas, the opening shall be provided with a gate.’ It also states that at drop edges of arrival areas, ‘a guardrail should be provided at least 1.5m either side of the ladder.’

To ensure it complies with the standard, KeeGuard® Ladder Kit is a 'retro-fit' guardrail solution that fits to existing fixed ladder or cat ladders, providing 1.5m guardrailing on both sides of the ladder. Quick and easy to install, it simply clamps on to the existing fixed ladder, forming a continual link from the guardrail to the stringer. The kit's unique fitting can clamp around a flat or tubular stringer up to 75mm in width/diameter and does not need to be mechanically fixed to the roofing membrane or building’s structure. KEE SAFETY

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Water based Allows wood to breath naturally Internal/external application Colourless and odourless Easy to apply Non Toxic No Solvents EU class B-s1-d0 (UK class O) Meets highest EU standards

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Providing seamless solutions through innovative design; our new systems provide the future for external tiling. Intuitively designed to protect tiles from even the harshest conditions, Gutjahr System Technology from BAL represents innovative drainage systems for terraces, balconies and external ground oors, ensuring a safe and stylish transition from internal to external areas. We know tiling inside + out.


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WEDGE GROUP GALVANIZING Your Galvanizing Partner

G Slip resistant inserts for stairs and floors G Available in DDA compliant 55mm widths G Available ex-stock G Suitable for use in concrete, terrazzo, tiled floors, timber

steps and decking For more information go to

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Canopies UK the t countrys lea ading supplier and a manufacturerr of outdoor can nopy systems Design, manufacture, supply and install nationwide w All canopies confform o m to the European standardss EN1991-1-3:2003 Bespoke manufacturred to site specific calculatio ons Independently tested d for o wind and snow loads No maintenance or pain p ting required ISO9001:2008 approved

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12 REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD Guat’s up! –coffee, cocktails and SterlingOSB

Norbord’s SterlingOSB is fast becoming the material of choice for retail outlets, restaurants and cafés across the UK. One of the latest establishment to use SterlingOSB as an interior design element is Guat’s Up!, a trendy Café Bar in Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds. Guat’s up! is the latest venture from coffee roaster and tea merchant, Butterworth & Son, serving tea and coffee by day and beer and cocktails by night. SterlingOSB has been used throughout the entire interior from the walls and worktops to the bathrooms and floors. NORBORD Enquiry No.404

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Sika® Multi Stick - The multitalented grab adhesive you need in your tool box Sika® Multi-Stick is a new generation in hybrid polymer grab adhesive from Everbuild – A Sika Company, designed especially for the trade with the ability to bond virtually anything to everything. Solvent free and based on new SPUR technology, Sika® Multi Stick boasts incredible initial grab, high bonding strength and excellent slip resistance and is capable of bonding almost all materials, both porous and non-porous including glass, marble, brick, concrete, metals and hard plastics. Suitable for both interior and exterior applications, Sika® Multi Stick is completely waterproof and weatherproof and can even be applied to wet surfaces, underwater or in the rain. Available in 350ml plastic cartridges and packaged into eye catching printed boxes, this product is sure to fly off the shelves and into toolboxes everywhere.

STORA looks sharp in The Shard Warwick Business School’s (WBS) London base opened on the 17th floor of the iconic Shard building in 2015, as part of the University of Warwick's 50th anniversary celebrations. This facility provides an outstanding working environment for students to take courses away from WBS’ Warwickshire campus. As part of the large project, Spectral Lighting’s popular STORA LK fittings were used within the computer lab, offering an innovative and contemporary feel to the space. “We thought that the STORA luminaires would give a really unique look to our computer lab, while still providing the energy saving benefits we needed from its LED. We have received a number of compliments on the lighting, and how it encompasses the modern architecture of the building.” commented Sean Turner, Information Systems Consultant at Warwick Business School. STORA

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A New Approach Older buildings come with their own particular set of challenges when it comes to environmental and structural management – but now help is at hand using innovative technology. Property Tectonics has been working with Salford University on using BIM (Building Information Modelling) to create a detailed model of Joule House, the former home of scientist James Prescott Joule and a listed building. BIM is well known for its use in the design, planning and management of new-build developments, but its use in

historic buildings is complicated by the complexity of structures, decorative elements, and nonstandard design. Now, through a project funded by the British Council, Property Tectonics is taking BIM in heritage buildings to the next level – offering all the experience and expertise you need to better manage your property. They can help you create a 3D model of your building

which provides information about every component, better informing planning, design and management. It can also help you predict how the building might cope with various future challenges, including environmental and climate changes, and also project how people inside the building would experience those changes. Combining cutting-edge technology with heritage eccentricities is a specialism of

Property Tectonics, a property and construction consultancy that fuses expert staff with intelligent software. They can offer support with all your professional surveying and asset management needs, regardless of the age of your building. For an informal chat, Esther Brady, Director at Property Tectonics Telephone: 0161 727 4313 Email: esther.brady@ Enquiry No.214

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A North-Wales based Architect called in the services of PatioMaster North West recently, when re-modelling his home.

Patiomaster member supplies doors for impressive Llandudno house re-model The project, a modern garden room extension with an atrium roof light, was at the home of Matthew Jones, who owns his own Architects Practice. PatioMaster North West, one of PatioMaster’s nine dealers across the UK and Ireland, fabricated the 4 pane patio doors in slate grey on white sliding doors, while local installer company, A55 Plastics, completed the installation and as homeowner Matthew explains, the results are stunning: “We are really pleased with the finished results, the doors met all our

expectations in terms of fit, finish and quality and the project was completed on time and within budget; one of the reasons we choose PatioMaster North West in the first place.”

doors to achieve a maximum view of the sky, and the grey exterior gives the look of aluminium and the white inside lends a clean, minimal look and complements the property perfectly.”

PatioMaster North West fits doors into any home and style of building; another reason why Matthew choose the company: “Our main aim with the remodel was to let as much light in to the room as possible, and give us optimal views out to the garden with the maximum opening for nice days. We went for 2.4m high floor to window

Installers A55 Plastics have been installing new plastics, windows and conservatories to customers across North Wales for 20 years. Mark Leach explains: “The installation took about half a day, and we were recommended to the homeowner via a mutual friend who we had also done some installation work for.” PatioMaster offers a comprehensive support package to its fabricators, and by working through a small network of local craftsmen, also offers a dedicated and local service for homeowners. To find out more, visit

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Comar 5P.i Advanced Window System Using latest thermal break technology to produce windows for the next generation of solutions. Integration is the key factor which underpins the latest new product launch from Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems. Their market leading Comar 9P.i Framing system offers fast-track semi unitised construction for floor to ceiling glazing, allowing tilt/turn or casement windows to hang direct from the Comar 9P.i Frame as well as rebated doors. With the addition of thermal foam and triple glazing Comar 9P.i offers U-values down to 0.77, creating a future proof solution for their architectural, contractor and fabricator partners. Comar announce they have incorporated the technology from their Comar 9P.i system into the Comar 5P.i window range, and are now launching the Comar 5P.i Advanced Casement and Tilt/Turn window system which integrates seamlessly into Comar 9P.i creating the option for standalone high performance windows. The brief to Comar’s Design Team was to specifically meet architectural demands; low U-values, matching slim sight lines for both the casement and tilt/turn, large glazing pocket for acoustic glass, secured by design and large sizes. For their contractor and fabricator partners, performance with built in fasttrack fabrication and installation. For further information, contact the Marketing Department 0208 685 9685 • - Enquiry No. 217

Essex University Library extension & new student centre are double winners in 2016 Schueco Excellence Awards On 23 June 2016 at a special luncheon on the 42nd Floor of London’s Leadenhall Building, the Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre at the University of Essex were announced as the winners of both the Overall Excellence Award and Education category Award in this year’s Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation. Organised by Schueco UK in conjunction with RIBA Journal, the Schueco Excellence Awards, now in their third year, were set up to recognize outstanding architecture and the very best in the design and installation of Schueco systems in Great Britain and Eire. Both the winning buildings, one a six-storey extension of the university’s 1963 brutalist library and the other a new-build centre for UoE students, are the work of London-based architects, Patel Taylor. The judges were impressed by the architectural detailing and imaginative skill on display in two very different projects. Web: Enquiry No. 218

Schueco’s revamp of network centre successfully completed Leading building envelope specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, has announced that the refurbishment of the Schueco Network Centre in Milton Keynes is now complete. The revamp – designed to improve the Centre’s facilities even further for architects, main contractors, Schueco network partners and their customers – represents a major capital investment for the company. A number of new exhibits have been installed, the most significant being the massive Parametric façade that was constructed for the BAU Exhibition in 2015. A hugely impressive piece, the UK Network Centre is the only permanent exhibition space in Europe large enough to accommodate it. Visitors will also find that the systems on display have been rearranged and that new products have been added. Of particular interest are two new façade systems, Schueco FWS 60 CV and FWS 35 PD, both of which demonstrate significant innovations in design and functionality. Web: Enquiry No. 219

16 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING PVC-U wins over aluminium in new-build

More than 500 PVC-U windows were chosen for an 11-storey residential new-build, X1 The Exchange, close to the prestigious Media City in Salford Quays after the developer was presented with specification and costings that showed the material to be an economic alternative to the aluminium frames originally specified. The windows, as well as 100 doors, were made and installed by Spectus Approved Window Contractor Jade Windows using the Spectus Elite 70 bevelled system with 8.8mm laminated acoustic glass and additional EPDM seal. An untextured Anthracite grey (RAL 7016) foil was specified by planners as a close visual match when replacing aluminium.

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. COMAR ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS Enquiry No.408

Romag glass lights the way at Sci-Tech Park artwork HIGH performance laminated coloured glass from Romag is set to light the way as the centrepiece of a new elemental garden design feature in Cheshire. The contemplative Linear Garden has been newly created at Sci-Tech Park in Daresbury, one of two National Science and Innovation Campuses established in 2006 to provide commercial support and world-class technology facilities for fast growing high-tech companies. A striking pathway of light will wind its way through the 10-acre site, reflecting the narrative of science moving forward through visionary re-imaginings of scientific greats such as physicist Albert Einstein, and mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

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Spectus challenges aluminium with new PVC-U flush tile & turn

Jewers Doors Speeds Response for Wrexham’s New Emergency Centre

Spectus has issued a direct challenge to aluminium windows in high-rise with the launch of its Flush Tilt & Turn PVCU system, that has a similar look to the metal but with significant benefits including thermal performance and cost. With U-Values as low as 0.8 W/m2K (WER A++) achievable, window openings up to 1,450mm wide X 2,300mm high, and many other unique features, the Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn is ideal for new-build apartments, housing, hotels, health education and public buildings, where aluminium or composites might otherwise have been first choice.

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Jewers Doors put the finishing touches to the new £15 million Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre (AFSRC) at Wrexham with the installation of 14 pairs of Swift fast-acting, bi-fold doors. Jewers Doors were commissioned to install doors where safety, reliability and speed of operation, were the prime factors. Each door comprises of four panels, with two leaves folding to each side of the exit. Fire and ambulance vehicles need to exit rapidly when under ‘blue light’ emergency response conditions, and the FAAC 560 drive units fitted to the Swift doors ensure they take less than

ROMAG seven seconds automatically fully open. In the event of power failure, each door can be instantly and effortlessly opened manually via low-level disengage handles to prevent delays. A four metre vertical roller door not only typically takes twice as long to open, but drivers find it more difficult to judge when there is sufficient height clearance. In the urgency of responding to an emergency call, there is a risk of tall vehicles such as fire engines hitting the bottom of the door while it’s still opening, which not only requires a costly repair to the door, but also to the vehicles ladders and roof lights. FAAC

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Inspired by Boutique inteerior design and the latest catwalk trends, the Premdor design team inccorporated four distinct themed rang a ges for the Portfolio collection - Nattural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classsic. With ineteen designs plus glazing optionss, the collection atile in both domestic andd commercial vironments. he ranges combine state of o the art technology which creates consistency in grain patterrn and colour whilst still allowing natural variation. Delivering attention to thee finest detail finishing with co-ordinating lips, glazing ds and the use of the highhest quality ials.

In September leading architectural Ironmongery manufacturer SIMONSWERK will again be exhibiting at the UK’s largest design trade fair, 100% Design at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. The SIMONSWERK stand, number E 664, located in the Design & Build section, will have a feature display of their award winning TECTUS® fully concealed hinge system. In the past year further innovative options have been added to the range and the series now covers load capacities from 40 to 300 kg with models for specific scopes of application

including door fascias up to 8mm, rebated doors, recessed frame facings and power transfer. Also on display will be the stylish 25 year performance guaranteed TRITECH fire rated solid brass hinge with concealed bearings and new versions of the heavy duty VARIANT range with Finger Protection, 400kg and “Care” options – the latter specifically designed for public sector buildings to allow real clearance widths for doors to open to 90° to satisfy the most stringent requirements in Hospitals and Health Care Facilities.

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18 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING Automated Doors Hit the Right Note

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is an Art Deco wonder. Built in the 1930’s, its structured clean lines encompass interior detail which echoes the elegance of a bygone era. When it came to a £14.5 million refurbishment, it was vital to fuse functionality with sensitivity within the Grade II* listed building. Improved accessibility needed to be incorporated and the remotely located control box was concealed within the Art Deco fittings. The solution was found in GEZE UK’s TSA 160 UFO automatic under floor operator for swing doors. The TSA 160 UFO not only powers the heavy doors with ease but has the added bonus of being virtually silent in operation – making them ideal for a building renowned for its acoustic properties. GEZE Enquiry No.411

Brett Martin provides a light touch

As part of the £10.5 million refurbishment on one of the largest hangars in the UK, leading rooflight manufacturer Brett Martin Daylight Systems has supplied Trilite GRP sheets. Designed to bring daylight into the Bedfordshire building, reduce the need for artificial lighting and create a more pleasant and comfortable environment for the team working on Airlander 10, the largest British aircraft that has ever been constructed. Built in 1916 for the development of airships, Hangar 1 (one of two identical hangars) is approximately 250 metres long, offers more than 20,000m² of floor area and is over 50 metres in height. BRETT MARTIN DAYLIGHT

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Vufold; bringing you the complete package in bifold doors, windows and blinds

If you need a solution to finding matching bifold doors, double-glazed windows and complementary blinds in one place, then you should call Vufold. The leading UK manufacturer of internal and external bi-folding doors has extended its range with the introduction of matching windows to its hugely popular Ultra and Supreme range of external doors. Vufold’s offer to trade and retail customers now provides the solution to creating a unified and consistent look to bifold doors and windows. The double-glazed windows, which are manufactured in the UK to the same high standard as Vufold’s doors, are constructed using timber from the same suppliers so that consistency of quality is maintained throughout. The windows that match the Ultra range come in a choice of a grey or white aluminium exterior, with an oak veneer finish to the interior that has three coats of clear polyurethane which allows the beauty of the wood grain to show, adding a warm feel to the room. The Supreme range of windows is constructed from thermally broken aluminium frames set in a double glazed unit and comes in a choice of contemporary grey or stunning white aluminium powder coating. They are

completed with a powder coated thermally broken aluminium cill and finished by a brushed graphite handle as standard. The external aluminium surfaces on both ranges are guaranteed against defects for 15 years. In addition to the Ultra and Supreme ranges, Vufold also manufactures three other styles of external bifold doors with its Prestige, Master and Elite ranges. For inside the home customers can choose from the Edge, Inspire and Finesse internal door ranges, each with its own design of pane shapes, finishes and colours to the frames. To complement all eight ranges of bifold doors Vufold has its own exclusively designed range of blinds. Marketing Manager for Vufold, Kerry Murphy explains how the blinds complete the unified look now available to customers. “Our customers value quality in design and style and there’s nothing worse than seeing a set of elegant internal or external bi-folding doors ruined by illfitting blinds. That is why ours are exclusively designed by the UK’s

leading window styling specialists and are the perfect complement to our full range of bifold, internal folding room divider and French doors. Made from a robust high quality polyester, they come in four colours, white, cream, beige and black with a choice of coloured trim to match the colour of the doors.” To find out more about Vufold’s comprehensive range of bifold doors, windows and accessories visit Enquiry No.225

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The new high performance composite door range from leading manufacturer Hörmann provides attractive entrance solutions for a wider selection of projects and budgets. Whether working on a new build or refurbishment project, homeowners’ requirements vary significantly and Hörmann has extended its product offering to reflect this. The new range has been designed with the modern consumer in mind, offering a strong, long-lasting and affordable selection of GRP composite doors. The latest additions share some of the attractive features of Hörmann’s existing entrance doors with security as a top priority. These new options are supplied with two sets of Hörmann designed triple security bolts on the hinge side for anti-leverage, which pull the doors tightly shut and make them practically impossible to force open. Hörmann’s composite doors also offer

an assortment of finishes, colours, fixtures and decorative glazing options to help create the perfect entrance for any homeowner at a cost-effective price to suit all budgets. So whether you’re looking to create a contemporary or traditional look, Hörmann has the products and expertise needed. The doors have all been tested to the highest recognised standards of fire and weather-resistance, draught exclusion and security capability. Advanced materials and designed-in solutions provide a low maintenance option, without the disadvantages of traditional timber doors such as warping and splitting. This popular style will join Hörmann’s current entrance door offering,

including the steel ThermoPro range as well as the advanced aluminium ThermoCarbon and ThermoSafe. Thanks to polyurethane-filled door leaves, these types offer excellent thermal insulation, achieving UD-values (the U-value of the fitted door) as low as 0.47 W/(m2.K).

ins. For added break-in resistance, selected models in the steel range have been allocated Police-approved Secured by Design status. Having passed stringent tests set by the Association of Chief Police Officers, these doors are among the most secure on the market.

Security features prominently in the designs of these styles as well, with multi-point locking as standard and a combination of conical swing, security and lock bolts to help prevent break-

Hörmann’s new composite range is now available. For more information, contact the team on 01530 513000 or visit Enquiry No.226

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Homeowners embark on renovation spree to modernise and increase ‘Family Time’

Nearly half (47%) of the UK’s homeowners taking part in a survey by leading window manufacturer VELUX® are planning to carry out home improvements over the next six months. For the majority of home improvers (59%), the main reason for renovating is to either update their interior décor or modernise their homes. However, one out of every 10 (10%) ‘home improvers’ is embarking on a project to create or improve space that they can spend more time together in as a family. For this particular group of ‘family time’ seekers, they are willing to spend big to make their dream a reality, with a planned average spend of £15,589. This is more

than double the planned average spend of £6,444 for all home improvers.

• Three in 10 home improvers in London (30%) are planning either an extension or conservatory.

The home improvement survey supports the launch of a new campaign from VELUX to inspire and support homeowners with practical tips, advice and tools, to help them plan for and create their dream single-storey extension with VELUX roof windows.

Architectural designer and television presenter Charlie Luxton has given the campaign his backing by sharing his own bright ideas and extension tips online at

Other key survey findings include: • Almost three quarters (72%) of home improvers are planning to begin their work over the next three months (July, August and September). • Almost half (47%) of home improvers are planning work on their kitchen, with slightly less (42%) planning work on their living space.

Charlie Luxton said: “More and more UK homeowners are choosing to make home improvements instead of moving to bigger and better spaces. This desire to extend and renovate rather than buy and sell is influenced by many factors such as cost and increased ability to personalise existing living space. Enquiry No.227

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BDP Architects install Mapei’s Mapecomfort Floor AR/X System at Bristol office BDP a major, international practice of architects have recently refurbished the floors within their Bristol office with Mapei’s Mapecomfort Floor System. Originally established in 1961 as Building Design Partnership, BDP now have offices around the world combining local knowledge with vision, value and infrastructure of an award winning practice. The floors in the meeting, library and toilet areas have recently been refurbished using Mapecomfort Floor System AR/X in grey – the first completed project worldwide using the new system. The project was undertaken by Coatech Ltd. who specialise in all types of resin flooring nationwide. Initially the carpet tiles and multiple layers of vinyl tiles were removed exposing the sub base. A cove was installed to all toilet walls ensuring the floor area is easy to clean and maintain. Mapecomfort was then laid to the floor which was later sealed with Mapefloor Pore Filler. Once this had cured, Coatech

applied a coat of Mapei Mapefloor PU 460, a 2-3mm flexible, self-smoothing polyurethane. To finish, two coats of Mapei Mapefloor Finish 58 W, a matt finish polyurethane coating was applied. Due to its elastic properties the Mapei Comfort Floor System proves advantageous when a good level of comfort is required underfoot. This is provided from the matting at the base of the system which also has excellent soundproofing capabilities, reducing the impact of noise transmission into areas below. The flooring system also has a high resistance to wear and abrasion from constant foot traffic and moveable office furniture such as castor chairs. Email or tel. +44 (0)121 508 6970 for more information on how Mapei products can be used in your project. Visit to view the full product range. Enquiry No.229

FILA range tackles all surface cleaning needs – on-site and on-going Fila’s surface care range includes cleaning solutions, designed to care for all types of tile and natural surfaces. Suitable for post-installation cleans and on-going maintenance, the range spans high performance pH-neutral detergents, to epoxy grout and grease removers. All production is supported by Fila’s ISO 14001:2014 certification and the range is recommended by over 220 leading flooring brands.

stain-removing cleaner, FILAPS87 then caters for porcelain and unpolished stone, especially heavily soiled, stained and textured surfaces where it can restore original aesthetics and slip ratings. Fila’s range also includes protectors, finishing products and trouble-shooting treatments. Many solutions form part of FILA’s award-winning Green Line, offering a solvent-free treatment with very low or VOC-free concentrations.

For more information, please contact Lisa Breakspear at Fila UK on tel. 01584 877286, email or visit

Best selling ‘core’ cleaning products include FILA Deterdek, FILACR10, FILA Cleaner and FILAPS87. FILA Deterdek is a concentrated acid detergent, with a fume-free buffered formulation for safe application. It’s ideal for the removal of building site dirt, including cement and adhesive residues, from acid-resistant surfaces. FILACR10 is also ideal for post-installation cleaning, safely removing epoxy grout residues from non-porous materials, including porcelain, glazed ceramics and glass mosaics. For deep-cleaning and on-going maintenance, FILA Cleaner provides a universal, pH-neutral option and can be used on all surfaces, including polished and porous stone, and wood. Three-in-one degreasing, Enquiry No.230

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Wall to wall inspiration with MATCH panels Rarely can we say that a new product, changes the face of interior design for professionals in the commercial world. However with MATCH, that statement is entirely true. This new designer panel range from Vicaima removes the limitations experienced with more commonly used decorative finishes and allows limitless design possibilities with multiple applications ranging from wall panels to furniture.

Enquiry No.234

MATCH is a revolutionary decorative panel that uses innovative H2P technology and advanced production processes to create tailor-made graphic or pictorial solutions directly onto veneered and other base layers. In this way a collection of décor elements can be brought together to create synergy to a theme or chosen style, such as wall panels, integrated door systems, displays and furniture, untethering creative flair and removing the boundaries to realising unique concepts. Depending upon the desired application, Vicaima MATCH is available in a selection of panel types with differing physical and mechanical properties, appropriate to their desired performance and covered by EN standards. These include plywood , MDF with improved resistance to fire or moisture , among others. The combination between the composition of the product and the advanced manufacturing technology used with the surface materials, allows Vicaima to achieve unparalleled results. This is perhaps particularly illustrated in the use of surfaces utilizing natural veneers, where the product is able to reproduce colors and original and unique designs to spectacular effect.


These new MATCH panels have been designed to provide a flexible answer to a broad scope of commercial project requirements with an offering that includes: choice of base materials including MDF, Superpan and Plywood; selection of surface layers and coatings, all in a choice of industry applicable dimensions. With outstanding performance, product flexibility and the ability to create a truly unique space, MATCH introduces a new level for commercial interior design. It’s the ideal inspiration for hotel and leisure applications, corporate environments, schools and public places, industry display and exhibitions together with so much more. For specifiers needing a little steer to spark their imagination and who may not wish to create a totally bespoke design, MATCH also provides a wealth of stimulus with some truly creative collections. Containing 36 individual patterns within 6 contemporary and inventive themes, these include the opulence of Black Marble, the optically challenging Origami through to the traditional and authentic Portuguese Tile.

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26 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS Heronrib adds style and safety to the Visionary

Heronrib matting, manufactured in the UK and US by Plastex, has recently been laid in several areas of a new stylish development in Hong Kong called “The Visionary”, including changing rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and shower areas. As all these areas are characterised by the presence of water, the challenge was to find an attractive solution that was hygienic whilst offering slip resistance, drainage and barefoot comfort. They also needed to give special attention not to damage the existing decking on the rooftop and marble flooring for the interiors. Sunwall International, Plastex’s distributor in Hong Kong, supplied the developer Nam Fung Group with 16 rolls of Heronrib to provide the required solution. PLASTIC EXTRUDERS Enquiry No.413

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Brussels Airport landmark building features bespoke Hunter Douglas ceiling A gloomy connection between two terminals at Brussels Airport in Belgium has been transformed, thanks to a new state-of-the-art building that features a Hunter Douglas customised ceiling. Both have different architectural features and the aim of the new linking building was to bring the two areas together. One of the most striking elements of the new structure is the complex, customised 300C shell-like roof structure, which was manufactured by Hunter Douglas. The perforated ceiling panels contain an acoustic membrane, which gives them a high degree of sound absorption, and they are also detachable, allowing easy access to services and for maintenance. HUNTER DOUGLAS

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Flowcrete Poland’s Biggest Project at the Country’s Tallest Office Building

Bostik launches new carpet adhesive with added grab Bostik has introduced a new formulation for its Laybond Carpet adhesive to provide extra grab, helping to combat carpet curl on larger projects. Available in a 5kg or 15kg tub, the water-based, solvent-free acrylic emulsion adhesive ensures a fast and permanent bond, helping installers to deliver a high standard of work on time and in budget. Providing up to 45m² of coverage per 15kg, the low VOC carpet adhesive can be applied to concrete, cementitious screeds, chipboard, hardboard, plywood and smoothing compounds. It can also be used to bond textile floor coverings over most underlays. Suitable for use over normal under floor heating installations, the new adhesive can also bond rigid and semi-flexible vinyl tiles and selected sheet vinyl.

Last month, the Warsaw Spire became the tallest office building in Poland! Flowcrete took part in the impressive project, providing over 70,000m2 of seamless resin coatings for the building’s underground car park. Warsaw Spire is a complex consisting of three buildings: a 220-metre high-rise and two other office buildings, each 55 metres high. The development is within an area called the European Square, where visitors can also find trees, fountains, cafes and even an art gallery. The investor and developer of the project, Ghelamco Poland, designed the complex to provide office space for approximately 8,000 people. A five storey underground car park was constructed beneath the lot, with parking space for over 1,200 cars and separate facilities for two-wheeled vehicles. FLOWCRETE

BOSTIK Remmers UK Ltd has given their website a fresh new look and the fluent, responsive design means that it can now also be viewed on both desktop and mobile devices easily. The new site enables all visitors access to a wide range of detailed information quickly and efficiently. Highlights include Remmers product catalogues, technical data sheets, inhouse and NBS specification guides, colour charts, literature and system specific project references along with a host of other helpful product and system information.

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Hunter Douglas delivers aluminium panel ceiling for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague


Hunter Douglas played its part in the creation of the new €204 million International Criminal Court (ICC), providing 29,000m2 of ceiling panels. The 56,000m2 complex, designed by architect Bjarne Hammer, of Denmark’s renowned agency Schmidt, Hammer, Lassen Architects, had to express the essence of democratic architecture – something that the Hunter Douglas ceiling clearly demonstrates. “The ceiling connects spaces and creates a sense of sameness throughout the building,” explains Hammer, “because the same ceiling is suspended everywhere: where the suspects’ reside, where the lawyers work and in the office spaces.” Hunter Douglas was commissioned to manufacture slim aluminium ceiling panels, perforated and inlaid with acoustic mats. These were selected for practical reasons because it enables fire safety and air quality installations to be tucked away neatly.

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28 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS Versatile Sanifloor is useful in many situations

The Sanifloor shower pump was launched by Saniflo to cater for shower areas where floor drainage is required but space underneath is limited, such as wetrooms that feature tiling or vinyl flooring or showers with super slim shower trays. It has a choice of waste designs, as well as a range of other benefits, that allows great flexibility and this has proved to be a big draw for customers with the pumps being sold into a multitude of applications. Domestic customers are afforded the opportunity to add extra bathroom facilities in areas where there is no traditional drainage, whilst councils, local authorities and housing associations are using Sanifloors to convert spaces in both houses and public buildings.

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34 new decors give a major style boost to the premium Hanex solid surface portfolio With 34 brand new decors, the premium Hanex solid surface range is a toolbox of creativity for design professionals. They can all be found at the newly updated Hanex website, Mainlining the trends for comfortable neutrals in organic colours and stones, there are two brand new ranges of Nativo and Therapy together with a significant style update to the flagship collection, including the Bellassimo range. The new Nativo range includes four unique décors featuring asymmetrical, atypical chips and tone on tone colours creating a natural look not yet seen before in solid surfaces. They are available in the muted shades of Blando, Grano, Avena and Viento. IDS

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GROHE opens first Experience Suite in Mallorca


From this summer onwards the five-star hotel, IBEROSTAR, in Playa de Palma will be home to the first GROHE Experience Suite in Mallorca. The new suite spa is located on 7th floor of the hotel and allows guests to enjoy a spacious outdoor area with outstanding views of the local beaches. It has a large and bright bedroom-living room, a large terrace with an outdoor bathtub and a first-class GROHE bathroom to enjoy a private spa experience. The suite is equipped with the latest GROHE technologies and has been designed to provide a luxurious sensory experience for the customer. GROHE

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Keramag Design’s Citterio Collection inspires with timeless, Italian design Keramag Design’s Citterio Collection, designed by the world famous Italian architect Antonio Citterio, harmonises crisp geometric contours and organic shapes in one. Citterio offers a sleek, timeless elegance which will appeal to a broad church of customers from high-end

private properties to commercial projects. The luxurious modular furniture, pictured in oak grey brown woodgrain with black glass fronts, complements the gentle curves of the inner washbasins and features compartmentalised storage and smooth-running soft-close drawers. The furniture is also available with the body in oak natural beige

and the glass front in taupe. The frames of the stylish illuminated mirrors match the vanity units to emphasise the crisp geometry of the furniture. Tall cabinets are available with glass fronts or open shelving, in addition to wall-hung toilets and bidets, to complete the sense of luxury. Enquiry No.236

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KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS 29 be hygienic, tough, durable, practical, easy to clean and have superb safety credentials. Plus of course it needs to be suitable for use in a very old building — our kitchen dates back to 970 AD. “In addition, we are very proud of our Five Star food and hygiene rating from the Environmental Health Agency, so we are passionate about maintaining our excellent standards. Using the right products in our kitchen to help us achieve that is paramount.

Altro stands the test of time in historic school The proven combination of Altro WhiterockTM hygienic wall cladding and Altro Stronghold 30TM safety flooring has been so successful in the kitchen at one of the world’s oldest schools, that after 15 years of service it’s been chosen again for a total refurbishment. The King's School in Ely, Cambridgeshire, is a co-educational independent day and boarding school. It was founded in 970 AD. Fifteen years ago, the school’s ‘monastic barn’ kitchen was fitted with Altro Whiterock White and Altro Stronghold 30 to provide a high level of safety, hygiene and aesthetics. More recently, in 2014, Altro Whiterock was installed around the lift shaft of a dumb waiter in the kitchen. The school has been so happy with the long term performance of Altro Whiterock and Altro Stronghold 30

together that there was no hesitation in selecting the integrated system of compatible hygienic wall cladding and safety flooring again when the entire kitchen recently underwent a refit. As the system is fully integrated, it fits together perfectly to provide a hygienic, watertight solution for commercial kitchens.

Shirley Jolly, the school’s catering manager, says: “This is a busy commercial kitchen, which produces 1,600 meals per day with three sittings, so the flooring and wall cladding has to

“Fifteen years ago we had Altro Whiterock installed three quarters of the way up the kitchen walls, and we have been delighted with it over that time. It’s hygienic and has been very easy to maintain, just needing a regular wipe down. It’s proven to be ideal for our busy commercial kitchen. For us it’s a tried and tested product. “So we definitely wanted to use it again for the refurbishment, but this time we wanted it floor to ceiling — giving total encapsulation. This meant that we could cover all the hard-to reach places around the doors and windows - and there are some tricky areas as this is a very old structure - to make cleaning as easy as possible and further improve hygiene.” Altro’s integrated floor and hygienic wall cladding system offers the best possible protection against bacteria, bugs and vermin. It makes cleaning easier too. Designed to address the issues commonly found in kitchens – slips, contamination, cleaning and maintenance, the Altro system doesn’t just protect the people who use it; it also protects the environment and those responsible for the health and safety of employees and visitors.



The Altro wall cladding and flooring for the refurbishment were installed by Altro Whiterock Premier Installer Elite Interiors. Contracts co-ordinator Dave Barnard, says: “This school kitchen is the perfect example of how Altro Whiterock and Altro Stronghold 30 work together to create a long-lasting, safe and hygienic environment in commercial applications. “These products have really stood the test of time here at the King’s School, which is partly due to their quality, but also testament to the school’s excellent maintenance regime. After consulting with both Altro and the client, we all agreed that for the refurbishment these products were still the best choice.” Altro Whiterock White is the hygienic alternative to tiles that’s impact resistant, grout-free and easy to clean. Its smooth white surface and classical purity make it a timeless choice for any interior. The product is Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) approved and is made from a highquality, food-safe PVCu polymer that can handle temperatures up to 60°C. It meets all current European Union (EU) Directives on health and hygiene. This makes it particularly suitable for use in commercial kitchens especially combined with Altro Stronghold 30. Altro Stronghold 30 safety flooring achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance, and is designed to minimise risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue, thanks to its 3mm thickness which provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot. Enquiry No.237

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30 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS IDS expands its sink portfolio

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IDS has extended its sink portfolio, introducing a premium Villeroy & Boch ceramic range of eight sinks to complement its existing Tuscan brand offer. The collection offers a wide variety of design and installation options and is now available for 24-48 hour delivery from all IDS branches nationwide. The traditionally styled Farmhouse, the sleek Subway and gently curved Cisterna sinks offer two Belfast, two undermount and four inset styles in single and 1.5 bowl options. The Subway undermount models come in a choice of two colours, the classic Alpine White and Fossil, to reflect the trend for organic colours in interiors. IDS Enquiry No.421

Franke introduces ontrend Stone Grey colour Recognising the latest trend in the kitchen for organic colours and mixing materials such as concrete, woodgrains and metals, Franke has introduced a new Stone Grey colour into the popular Mythos, Pebel and Kubus granite sink collections from its Specialist Range. Stone Grey is a fashionable colour offering a hint of industrial chic and can add an extra design-versatile dimension to a kitchen giving the look and feel of natural matt stone. With single or 1.5 bowl models, two Mythos and two Pebel inset sinks offer an easy-toinstall option and fit a standard 600mm cabinet. For a sleek and streamlined look, there are also four Kubus undermount sinks with half, single or 1.5 bowl models available, to fit cabinets from 300mm to 600mm. FRANKE Enquiry No.422

Weston Homes has partnered with RAK Ceramics to create a new stunning bathroom concept that features throughout its Southpoint project. Located in Southendon-Sea, the new high-spec development includes 97 one and two bedroom apartments. A combination of RAK sanitaryware, surfaces and bespoke furniture reflect the project’s meticulous design, bringing a balance of luxury and practicality to the bathrooms.

to specify RAK Ceramics’ products and we’re very excited about the new RAK Maximus range, which we’re looking forward to working with soon,” commented Shaun Weston, Executive Associate, Weston Homes Plc.

RAK products specified at Southpoint include RAK Resort sanitaryware, featuring the Hygiene+ rimless design in a wallhung format. Harmony counter-top basins sit on bespoke furniture, which incorporate a RAK Lounge polished porcelain countertop and splashback, and oak or walnut front panelling. RAK Lounge tiles continue throughout the bathroom areas, with polished tiles on walls and unpolished tiles on floors, in light and dark grey tones. RAK’s wide contemporary mirrors, with clock, backlighting and demister pad features, complete the specification and the chic look created. “At Weston Homes, we’re extremely proud of our product and the superior finish that features throughout all of our collections. Our relationship with RAK Ceramics and the superb products they offer have provided us with a commercially viable option to continue the Weston Homes ethos. The Lounge range fits our needs for design and price perfectly and is now our staple for bathroom tiling. Through collaborative design, RAK Ceramics and Weston Homes have also developed a superb modular vanity unit system that’s our biggest specification uplift, and will continue to keep our product ahead of the curve for years to come. We’ll continue Enquiry No.239

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The unique system for under tile and stone heating for wall and floors with uncoupling, crack-bridging and waterproofing properties, Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E, has been updated with Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-TB matting. The revolutionary new Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-TB mat has an integrated thermal break that reduces heat loss into the screed and subfloor, and it also benefits from up to 70% quicker warm-up time on concrete than other electric underfloor heating. Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E can also be used anywhere tile and stone is being installed such as kitchens, wetrooms, bathrooms, en-suites and shower-rooms. Under wall or underfloor heating, as a source of heat, can be an extremely beneficial method of ensuring efficient heating, effective moisture management, preventing mould and fungus by drying out any residual moisture, and in addition providing comfort, while maximising space. Book now the RIBA approved CPD seminar on ‘Modular Underfloor Heating Systems for Tile and Stone Coverings’. Through this CPD, gain the knowledge of how to specify a modular underfloor heating system to help to protect tile and natural stone floor coverings from cracking, splitting, tenting and debonding and explore the theory behind modular screed systems. For priority bookings quote DABSUFH07 and for more information please telephone 01530 813396 or visit Schlüter-Systems Ltd. has NBS Clauses and BIM Objects available on NBS Plus, National BIM Library and at Enquiry No.242

32 HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING Intelligent home air solutions with Polypipe

Polypipe Ventilation has announced its next generation of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) appliances - the Silavent HRX-aQ, which intelligently manages air conditions for maximum homeowner comfort, whilst also being easier to design-in. Properties come in different design styles, fabrics, locations and orientations, all of which have an impact on their thermal behaviour. The HRX-aQ has been designed by Polypipe Ventilation to take these factors into account, matching ventilation rates to the internal environment and occupants’ requirements for maximum comfort, whilst also being the quietest and most compact Silavent MVHR unit available. POLYPIPE

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Myson’s new Plan comes together in flat fronted style Myson has launched its new Plan Compact and Plan Compact Plus, two stylish flat fronted panel radiators designed to please both installers and end users alike. The Plan Compact is a panel radiator with a completely flatfronted, smooth-edged design, while the Plan Compact Plus benefits from an added feature in its highly attractive, finely lined, decorative front panel. Both ranges come with top grill and side panels to deliver a beautiful glossy overall finish that will complement any setting. Both ranges offer single

convector, double panel ‘xtra and double convector versions in heights from 300mm to 600mm, and lengths from 400mm to 3000mm, depending on model height. The Plan Compact also comes in a triple convector model to provide maximum warmth from a smaller footprint, still elegantly styled with a sleek flat front panel. A wide range of types and sizes of both models are available from stock for a fast delivery time. MYSON

Vanguard radiators now with ceramic core – a leak-proof electric heating solution

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Gaia takes off at historic RAF Officers’ Mess

Omnie Systems help self-builder achieve low energy profile

Gaia’s low-temperature, wet underfloor heating has been installed as part of a project to turn a historic building into Cambridge's newest office space. Commercial property developer and investor, Mantle, has converted the former RAF Duxford Officers' Mess into modern office accommodation. The Grade II-listed building, which Mantle has on a 120year lease, opened last November as a business centre offering serviced office space for small and mediumsized companies. Within the original structure, traditional wall-mounted radiators have been retained, in keeping with the listed status, explains Simon Redman, Partner at Cambridge-based Cowper Griffith Architects. GAIA Enquiry No.424

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Timóleon has provided a heating and ventilation solution for a self-builder to achieve his ambition of creating a new home, with a very low level of environmental impact and running costs. This results in a property with high standards of indoor air quality and comfort. The dwelling has been constructed as a single storey, deep plan structure within a walled garden in the village of Bradninch in Devon. The ultrasustainable design features not just an Omnie 7kW Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), delivering domestic hot water and warmth via the manufacturer’s Omnie Foilboard Floating UFH System, but also an Omnie Compact 185 Heat Recovery Unit (HRU), supplying pre- warmed air throughout. Now with the rural retreat completed the Omnie equipment is fulfilling on all of the design intentions, as the owner of the property commented: “I wanted to build a home that was as low energy as possible and to take a responsible approach to the specification of its building services so that it would not only provide peace of mind for myself in terms of future running costs”. TIMÓLEON , but also make a positive contribution in respect of concerns over carbon reduction and our energy security.”

The accommodation comprises a spacious lounge-dining area orientated to a courtyard garden with two bedrooms plus Enquiry No.425

Electrorad has upgraded its popular oil-filled Vanguard range with new aluminium models. These incorporate a micacoated ceramic plate to help deliver improved heat retention and to provide a totally leak-proof electric heating solution. Whilst the mica coating acts as an efficient electrical insulator and thermal conductor, the thermostats have also been upgraded from relay to triac to ensure even greater accuracy of the room temperature control. Triac also guarantees a completely silent operation with no clicking sounds when switching on or off. All models remain 100% energy efficient and offer controllable warmth with nine pre-set programmes and user settable options to suit a variety of lifestyles and preferences. ELECTRORAD

Panasonic VRF Selected for High Profile Soapworks Development When looking for a suitable air conditioning system for the sustainable and low carbon regeneration of Soapworks in Manchester, distributor ICG selected a Panasonic VRF system. The site, owned by global asset management company The Carlyle Group and joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities Ltd, is of significant historical importance, so any installation had to be sensitively and sympathetically handled. The Panasonic 3-Pipe ECOi MF2 Series provided the ideal solution for the Soapworks installation, thanks to its adaptable design, energy saving attributes and simultaneous heating and cooling capabilities. “Due to the scope and prestige of this project, all of the fittings needed to be reliable, sustainable and of the highest quality. ICG presented the ideal air-conditioning solution that met all of our objectives, and we are very pleased with the results. With a huge space of over 230, 000 sq ft to manage, the Panasonic system provides consistent and comfortable temperature control of the entire building.” Says Jennifer Bamber, Manager of Soapworks. PANASONIC Enquiry No.426

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34 HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING Hospital given a clean bill of health

When a 700+ bed hospital in the North West of the England wanted to assess the efficiency of their current pump set-up, they contacted Grundfos Pumps. The recommendation was that Grundfos would undertake an Energy Check to establish their current pump set-up and look at the associated energy usage. One of the benefits of undertaking an exercise like this with a pump specialist such as Grundfos is that after the check, a detailed report is produced. This report demonstrates what kWh, CO2 and financial benefits, can be achieved, by improving the system efficiency through upgrading to newer or improved pump solutions. GRUNDFOS PUMPS Enquiry No.429

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Keston Boilers offer market-leading twin flue capabilities British manufacturer Keston Boilers has developed the perfect solution for awkward installations with their new range of high efficiency condensing boilers. Designed to fill a vital niche in the domestic and light commercial boiler market, the range combines market-leading twin flue capabilities with one of the most energy efficient boiler designs available. Offering outputs of 30-55kW, Keston’s Combi, System and Heat-Only boilers extend the options for boiler siting due to their ingenious twin flue design. This cutting edge technology delivers maximum flexibility by allowing the flue to be run horizontally from an elevation of 1.5° and extended up to 27 metres from the boiler. As a result, Keston boilers can be easily installed in rooms that are not located near an outside wall and other challenging locations like basement rooms, without the need for incredibly complex flue runs. KESTON BOILERS

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Leading British manufacturer Ideal Commercial Boilers has been creating heating solutions for over 100 years and their condensing range has now expanded to include the new Imax Xtra EL. Featuring a single heat exchanger, the Imax Xtra EL range of floor standing condensing boilers is available in 5 models with outputs from 320 to 620 kW and is suitable for both single and multiple installations and for fully pumped, open vented or pressurised systems. Reliable and easy to set up, the Imax Xtra EL is designed for commercial applications looking for larger outputs in a smaller scale package, their compact size meaning that they are easy to manoeuvre during installation and take up a minimal amount of space within the plant room IDEAL BOILERS LTD

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Innovative new Flam fire launched in the UK

decorative options means each fire can be designed specifically for the end user. Added to that, these fires have unbeatable output making them energy and cost efficient.”

An innovative new gas fire, which takes away the need for multiple flues and chimneys, has been launched in the UK.

Paul continued: “At Smart Fire UK we specialize in creating heating solutions for commercial and residential settings and working with designers and specifiers to create workable solutions for them and their customers. Whether in a new build apartment development, a renovated hotel or a family home, this new product gives customers flexibility, efficiency and a stylish finish perfect for 21st century living.”

Flam is the latest manufacturer to be added to the range at leading heating solutions provider Smart Fire UK, the sole UK distributor. The unique gas and flue design system allows up to 12 fires to operate off one flue over 12 storeys, making them an ideal choice for new build apartments and hotels looking to create a focal point in a room. The flexibility of the system means the fires do not have to be positioned in the identical spot on each floor. Instead they can be located to suit the developer or end user with the clever system allowing for multiple configurations which a traditional system would be unable to

accommodate. Using the latest technology, the fires can be operated via a smart phone, tablet or remote control meaning users can control the height and width of the flame. Once the flue system is in place, each fire can be designed individually to compliment the interior scheme. Users can chose different decorative touches inside the fire, with the choice of stones, pebbles, logs, firewood or black diamond, wall coverings and glass to make the fire unique to them. An inline fan controls the gas flow and the air input allowing for a safe and highly energy efficient fire.

If the flue was to become obstructed, the individual fires will automatically shut down safely and will reboot once the obstruction has been remedied.


Paul Holt, business manager at Smart Fire UK said: “This is the next generation of fire and heating system. “The clever configuration means a new build developer or hotel can run multiple fires over multiple floors without having the time and expense of adding extra flues and chimneys. “It allows them to develop a focal point in a room, where previously that may not have been possible, and the

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City Multi helps out underneath the arches

heat in the summer and the site had limited space for any plant, alongside restrictions on internal fittings because of the metal cladding. “We needed a quiet, energy efficient solution that wouldn’t detract from our distinctive décor yet was able to cope all year round”, explained Ryan Darrington, the owner of the restaurant. There are also planning restrictions on what can be fitted to the front of the restaurant, so we had to find a solution that could be fitted in the small space at the rear”. “The arches are listed and owned by Network Rail and there were restrictions on the type of solution that we could install”, said David Short, Director of ADS Air Con. “That’s why the two-pipe solution from Mitsubishi Electric has worked so well”.

An artisan pizza restaurant under railway arches in central Newcastle has solved the problem of summer overheating with the installation of a heat recovery VRF air conditioning system. The Herb Garden is one of Newcastle’s quirkiest, fine food restaurants, specialising in fresh, stone baked pizzas and rustic Italian salads and sharers. The venue is also renowned for its


feature lighting and is tucked away in Arch 8 of Westgate Road, just beside Central Station and Newcastle Castle Keep. Siting a pizza oven inside a metal-clad railway arch had previously caused problems with a build-up of

Products in the Smart Home range can operate independently, as a group of same products or with other products in the range. For example, smart plugs can be set up as a group and connected to various lights in the home. When connected to the entrance door sensor, the lights can be

The arches are metal-clad to prevent water from the brickwork entering the building, so it was not possible to fix the internal air conditioning to this. The first floor VIP area in particular proved a real challenge due to the curvature of the building. Options were proposed for low wall and cassette units however a ducted fan coil mounted on the roof of a storage room was finally selected as it offered easy installation and better air movement for the occupants.

A single City Multi outdoor unit has been installed in an empty space to the rear of the building and this can send simultaneous heating and cooling to the indoor units installed throughout the restaurant to maximise the efficiency of the whole system.

The control strategy for the system also had to be user-friendly and costeffective. Based on those requirements, PAR-31 hard-wired controllers were used for the three control zones. These are aesthetically pleasing, intuitive to use and offer energy saving functions along with a programmable time schedule.

“City Multi units can also be installed

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Heating controls specialist, SALUS, has taken its expertise and technology to a whole new level with the unveiling of a ‘Smart Home’ range of connected products that will enable homeowners to run their home simply from their phone. At the centre of the SALUS Smart Home system is the Universal Gateway UG600 and Smartphone App that are required to control and monitor the system. Once up and running, users can quickly and easily connect a variety of devices that feature in the range, such as smart plugs, door and window sensors, and an electric monitor that provides data on any particular product. A new iT530 thermostat, smoke Alarm, CO2 alarm, camera, smart switch and smart button are also set to join the range.

and commissioned in different stages which meant we were able to work around opening times and keep disruption to a minimum”, added David Short. “Coupled with this is the fact that they are some of the quietest units available on the market and they can also be used to heat the restaurant in the winter”.

one small investment that can eventually turn a home into truly a smart home,” adds Dean.

New SALUS Smart Home system heralds the dawn of a new era set to switch on automatically once the entrance door is opened after a certain time in the evening. Likewise, door and window sensors can send alerts when a window or door is open. They can also be connected to the Smart Camera; enabling the user to view the property if an alert is raised and images will automatically be sent to the user’s Smart phone. Commenting on this exciting launch, SALUS’ European Managing Director, Dean Jepson said: “The launch of our

Smart Home system well and truly heralds the dawn of a new era. The demand for home-connected devices is expected to soar over the next few years, as homeowners seek of peace of mind, convenience and control of their home environment. “The beauty of the SALUS Smart Home system is that the homeowner only needs to buy the gateway and they can then add more products further down the line. With SALUS set to launch more and more connected devices, it is just

What makes the SALUS Smart Home system different to any other is the way in which products can interact with each other. This is achieved by simply setting up ‘One Touch’ rules that are personalised to the user and that communicate with the products via the universal gateway. As such, the permutations for controlling devices within the home are endless. At any time, users can press the ‘scan my home’ icon and quickly obtain an overview on every SALUS Smart Home product in their property. This is ideal for those occasions when the property is unoccupied. Also, if the user has the system installed in multiple properties, they can quickly view what is happening in each property by side swiping on the property picture. If an alert is triggered in a secondary property, this will come up on screen alerting the user.

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Alumasc’s Euroroof rises to the challenge

A brand new Alumasc Euroroof waterproofing system has been installed on the 3,200 m2 roof at Hovis’ prestigious bread-baking factory in Bradford. An Alumasc waterproofing system on the refurbished Hovis factory roof in Bradford. After removing the old mineral-surfaced roof waterproofing system, the roof deck was prepared and a Euroroof vapour barrier laid to provide immediate protection for this fully operational factory. Next, a fully engineered Alumasc PIR thermal insulation scheme was laid and finally a Euroroof Rapid waterproofing system was torch-applied. ALUMASC Enquiry No.432

Foam Insulation Websters have developed a method of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation that is suitable for both old and new buildings. This continuous polyurethane foam membrane adheres to almost all surfaces and reduces heat loss by up to 80-90%.

It is an exceptional alternative to dry lining as it provides a continuous membrane of unrivalled properties. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly popular as it not only reduces heat loss but can also help keep out wind and wind driven snow; prevent tiles slipping, stops condensation and can even obviate the need for a replacement roof. Also: Cavity Foam Injection, including “hard to treat homes” WEBSTERS INSULATION LTD Enquiry No.433

The Colour Revolution: Here to stay Are you joining the colour revolution? The days when PVC building products were only available in white are rapidly disappearing. Colour specialist Freefoam Building Products has always been at the forefront of promoting choice to the homeowner and championing change in options for roofline and cladding products and are now seeing this major trend towards colour continue with an increase in the sales demand for grey products.

In our opinion, Freefoam have got it right. Their Colormax range is excellent, the quality of the colours, their performance, and the attention to detail of board sizes, trims and fixings, offers House-Builders the best all-round package of coloured PVC. One of our first developments was an Apartment Block in Reading in 2007, and 9 years on the colour is as fresh as when the product was installed, with no sign of fading. We see the opportunity for colour growing even more, and are sure that Freefoam will be at the vanguard of this developing market, building on their strengths and reputation”.

Freefoam statistics confirm this growing momentum across its roofline range for grey products. With combined sales of Storm Grey, Anthracite Grey and Dark Grey fascia up an amazing 77% year on year, window trims up over 100% and Freefoam’s Plastops pin and nail fixing range up 53% the grey revolution is on its way and here to stay. The shift in demand can be traced back over recent years as the economy began its journey out of recession and housebuilders started to look to differentiate their offering with kerbside appeal by providing home buyers with choice of colours for window frames and doors. Using colour is a quick and cost effective design feature that brings a contemporary feel to exterior façades of both new home and apartment developments. It’s a trend that has steadily grown all around the UK and is now used by many major housebuilders. Freefoam stockist Willmotts of Reading has many years of experience working with national housebuilders, George Petts commented “Willmotts have seen sales of coloured Roofline & Cladding products increase dramatically, particularly over the last 3 years, as the visual presentation of new houses becomes even more important. Style matters, and coloured roofline is now seen as the first statement of this style development witnessed by prospective purchasers.

As with many trends within the building industry changes and new developments within the new build sector soon filter through to the renovation and refurbishment market. Homeowners still find improving an attractive proposition and a real alternative to moving. A survey by respected financial website This Is reports that adding a home extension, kitchen extension or loft conversion to a home can increase the value of a property by between 5 and 15%. as well as creating the extra space needed for changing circumstances, all without having to go through the hassle of a move. Enquiry No.247

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38 ROOFING,CLADDING & INSULATION Insulation gives new lease of life in wales

Social housing provider, RCT Homes, has accessed Phase 2 Arbed funding to carry out a range of improvements on 30 Cornish Units in Cwmbach, Wales, including the installation of ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation to alleviate fuel poverty issues and improve living conditions for tenants. In the past, efforts to improve the insulation of Cornish Unit homes have foundered on the difficulties presented by the Mansard Roof design. Achieving a good fit within the timber frame using externally applied options has proved challenging. When insulation has been applied from inside this type of home, the approach taken has proved too intrusive and disruptive to the building fabric and tenants in occupancy. ROCKWOOL Enquiry No.434

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New Cream and White Roofline colourways from Swish Building Products Swish Building Products has introduced two new colourways to its extensive range of cellular PVC facia and soffit products. The new colourways –foil wrapped Cream and White- have been developed in answer to increasing specification and trade demand for materials which co-ordinate with similar PVC door and window components used in housing newbuild and refurbishment projects. According to Swish, colour is becoming more popular and the two new shades will be produced in many of the traditional board sizes and profiles in their roofline range, as well as the usual joints and corner units required to complete an installation. Cellular PVC is widely used as a replacement for timber boarding because of its superior durability and maintenance-free characteristics. SWISH BUILDING PRODUCTS

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Kemperol Membranes put piccadilly Gate’s roofs back on track

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Lighting Up Leisure

Three roofs of one of Manchester’s most iconic office buildings have been refurbished with an overlay of Kemperol liquid membranes from Kemper System. The ‘Piccadilly Gate’ building adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Station was refurbished in a BREAM ‘Excellent’ scheme in 2010. Issues with the integrity of the single ply roof had continually plagued the building with leaks, resulting in unsightly staining to the suspended ceilings within. Consequently, the decision was taken to overlay the existing roofing membranes on levels 10, 4 and 3 with a cold-applied liquid system from Kemper System. Castle Roofing, was appointed to carry out the works and selected Kemper System’s solvent-free Kemperol 2K-PUR as the most appropriate solution for the level 10 roof. KEMPER SYSTEM It includes Kalwall cladding for all the walls in the new fitness suite and exercise studio. The choice of Kalwall mirrors specification of the same cladding several years ago for the adjacent Oasis Academy where the system is used for both roof and wall applications. This brings a sense of uniformity and symmetry across both sites. One of the main attractions of specifying high performance Kalwall is its unique effect on both the interior and exterior. Internally, rooms are bathed with diffused natural daylight which creates a stimulating and healthy exercising environment. While being translucent, it also offers privacy. Externally, the elevations appear crisp, simple and inviting. When illuminated at night Kalwall will glow softly presenting a striking external appearance.

This new swimming pool at Immingham includes some of the best examples of how the Kalwall® translucent daylighting system is used for leisure and sport activities. The £1.45 million transformation and creation of this stunning facility was designed by ENGIE - Architectural Consultancy for North East Lincolnshire Council with support from Sport England.

The company has had all three of its ISO certifications successfully renewed for three years: OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification and ISO 9001 Quality Management certification.

Unlike conventional glazing, highly insulating Kalwall eliminates shadows and glare and the stark contrasts of light and shade. The system also enhances simplicity by eliminating the need for blinds, curtains or solar control. In addition, the even distribution and deep penetration of light through Kalwall means less artificial lighting is needed thereby reducing energy costs. Case studies and technical information are available from Structura UK Ltd, Tel: 01233 501 504 or visit Enquiry No.249

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

The centre, designed to be homely and full of warmth, aims to provide an environment where those facing cancer can gain support. The centre also intends to inspire imagination from visitors and has contributed to the architecture of the Aberdeen city area. The Design: Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, together with Scottish firm, Halliday Fraser Munro, took on the challenge to create a visually stunning structure in the shape of a pebble. The unusually-shaped single storey structure features a reinforced concrete exterior and timber interior. Steel reinforcements were used to form the structure’s unique shape. With activity and meeting rooms located on the ground floor and office space on the mezzanine, the centre features high-end interior finishes and manages to create a peaceful, welcoming and beautiful space for anyone who visits. Insulating Maggie’s Cancer Centre: A Licensed local Icynene contractor was enlisted by Halliday Fraser Munro to help insulate the centre in February 2013 using two high performance Icynene spray foam insulation products. The spray foam insulation crew used five sets of the 100% water-blown closed cell medium density Icynene H2Foam ForteTM and used seven sets of the open

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

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

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40 EXTERNAL WORKS, LANDSCAPING & DRAINAGE Eye-catching Brett Paving solution for school

Sarum Academy in Salisbury has regenerated its external grounds, as part of a larger £15.5m redevelopment, using a proven permeable paving solution from UK manufacturer Brett Landscaping. The eye-catching scheme has been created using Piatto Block paving with its vibrant colours and clean, modern design, combined with classic Omega and Omega Flow rectangular block paving from Brett Landscaping. The Omega Flow permeable paving allows rainfall to permeate naturally between the paving blocks into a permeable sub-base as part of a SuDS solution designed to help prevent flooding. This product selection has been used to create a variety of patterns which complement and reflect the contemporary lines of the school itself. BRETT LANDSCAPING

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Charcon appoints new National Account Manager Charcon has appointed Dave McClelland to the role of National Account Manager. Dave joins the business after 26 years with Marshalls, most recently as National Infrastructure Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing Charcon’s broad portfolio of accounts while assisting the business in achieving its ambitious growth plans. Commenting on his new appointment, Dave says: “I am delighted to join the Charcon and wider Aggregate Industries team. So far, I have been very impressed with the company’s customer-focused approach, which champions tailored solutions and continuous improvement. This is clearly visible across the whole business, and in an organisation of this size, is very refreshing.” CHARCON

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Charcon Introduces Colour Extensions to Granite Flag and Sett Paving

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has introduced five new colour options to its range of Granite Flag and Sett paving. The colour extensions – Silver Grey, Light Grey, Pink, Dark Pink and Silver Black Fleck– are available in a choice of three finishes, Flamed, Fine Picked and Bush Hammered. The extensions bring the colour options in the range to 12. The extensive choice of colours and finishes allows architects and specifiers ultimate design flexibility whilst the range of sizes available provides opportunities to create random patterns and area delineations. Charcon Granite is durable and hard-wearing for the most demanding traffic environments and is suitable for all pedestrian and vehicular areas. CHARCON Enquiry No.438

Hauraton extended their RECYFIX® NC - CIVILS range The RECYFIX® NC 100 and 200 nominal sized channels have now been joined by 150, 300 and 400 sizes. All the channels, except the NC 400, are now available for loading categories of Class D400 or E600. The NC 400 is offered to Class D400 only. The extended range has been welcomed by specifiers, merchants and contractors alike as the units are easy to handle and resist site damage before installation.

Tim Connolly, Managing Director at Hauraton Limited thinks the RECYFIX® NC extended range will be welcomed by Civil Engineers “ All RECYFIX® NC channels are delivered to site with their 10mm or 18mm slotted ductile iron gratings secured with eight high tensile bolts per metre of channel. With 25 variants’ offered, the largest NC 400

channel weighs 57.2.9kg per one metre unit, with the NC 100 and 200 units weighing less than 25 kg. The system now includes new half metre long channels, trash boxes, blank end caps and end caps with a DN 100 connection point, step fall adaptors and new sealing materials”. Enquiry No.252

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UltraCrete’s original fast setting bedding mortar, M60, now has a partner with added extra!

M60 F a fibre reinforced rapid strength bedding mortar is now available. UltraCrete have taken their market leading M60 and with the addition of fibres have created a superior bedding mortar which

provides added strength for enhanced performance. M60 F is ideal for use with all types of access covers, as well as for the rapid bonding of granite setts, flags, emergency repairs and

the bedding of kerbs. UltraCrete’s M60 F also contains a high volume of recycled glass which helps accomplish tough environmental sustainability targets and achieves exceptional bond strength without the use of a primer. The formula conforms to HD27/04 and can be open to traffic in 1 hour. What’s more M60 F is the same excellent value for money. That’s right! Our market leading mortar is now even stronger and available at no extra cost! For more information on M60 F and other products from the UltraCrete range visit


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Win a trip to Dubai courtesy of Polypipe Terrain Three lucky couples are being given the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Dubai courtesy of Polypipe in conjunction with its new ‘Tall Buildings’ campaign. Polypipe Terrain is offering flights, accommodation, food, drink and entertainment in the fast growing resort of Dubai, home to the Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest building in the world.

seen a sharp increase in the number of tall buildings being built in urban areas. At Polypipe Terrain, we have all the technology and expertise available to provide any tall building with expert drainage solutions. “Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and therefore is the

perfect location to promote our Tall Building campaign.” The competition will run from April-December 2016, with the winner announced in January 2017.


The competition is open to architects, specifiers, contractors and installers, and to be in with a chance of winning the trip, entrants are required to visit and answer the following question: The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest building in the world – but how high is it? With over 50 year’s experience in providing drainage solutions for tall buildings, Polypipe Terrain has a dedicated design team, able to present bespoke solutions for any high-rise project. Using a range of innovative products and solutions, including their FUZE HDPE drainage system, P.A.P.A. valves and Acoustic dB12 system, Polypipe can provide technical support from design to installation as well as regulation and standards approval. Sarah Trott, Marketing Manager at Polypipe Terrain, said: “With a rise in popularity of city living, we have

RAK Ceramics Wins Best Sanitaryware Brand at the BKU Awards 2016 said, “It is an honour to receive the award for ‘Best Sanitaryware Brand’ at the BKU Awards 2016. RAK Ceramics has enjoyed 25 years of ceramics’ expertise and our products feature in some of the most iconic buildings in the world. We are known for our wide product range and our ability to produce bespoke ranges for both small and large scale projects, enabling our clients to bring their ideas to life. In 2016, we will continue to release even more designs across tiles, sanitaryware and faucets that are smart, stylish and innovative.”

RAK Ceramics PJSC (Ticker: RAKCEC: Abu Dhabi), one of the world’s largest hi-tech manufacturers of lifestyle ceramics solutions, was voted “Best Sanitaryware Brand” at the BKU Awards 2016. Commenting on the win, Abdallah Massaad, Group CEO at RAK Ceramics

the industry. In addition to the ‘Best Sanitaryware Brand’ Award, RAK Ceramics was also a finalist in the Best Flooring, Best Sinks and Best Accessories Brand categories. Alvin Biggs, Managing Director of RAK Ceramics UK commented, “We’re absolutely thrilled to have received this award from the industry and pass on our congratulations to VitrA, who were awarded the highly commended award. We constantly strive to offer the very best in quality and design, presenting complete bathroom solutions for the commercial and consumer sectors. Our sincere thanks go to the industry for its support – and we look forward to sharing new concepts and collections over the coming months.”


The annual awards, which are sponsored by Bathroom & Kitchen Update Magazine, celebrate the best in the industry and include retail, product and people award categories. Award winners were voted for in an independent poll. RAK Ceramics received the prestigious award at Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre in London on Thursday evening, at an event attended by leading figures in Enquiry No.257

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Continued Growth sees New Associates for Architects Following a period of expansion and including a recent rebranding exercise, north east Architects Practice, Lippe Architects + Planners, announced the appointment of two further Associates today. In response to continued demand from clients, Lippe Architects + Planners, with offices in Aberdeen and Inverurie, have appointed Debbie Anderson, an Associate Member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland along with Lesley Tierney who is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Technical Director Stuart Naysmith commented, "We are delighted to make these appointments at this time of consistent growth. Debbie has been with our Practice for 10 years and has acquired a wealth of experience and local knowledge. Lesley's expertise in the planning process brings an increased ability to guide our clients through the current complex system.

Lesley, who joined the company at the end of 2014 added, "The addition of specialist planning knowledge supports our primary aims of delivering successful planning permissions for clients and we can achieve the best outcomes for their requirements". Debbie, who has a particular interest in historical architecture, has worked with some key clients, including the Tivoli Theatre Company and the Townscape Heritage Initiative, gaining extensive knowledge of conservation in architecture and is currently working towards accreditation in building conservation from the RIAS. Reflecting the depth of expertise from historic to current day, Lippe Architects + Planners recently won a tender to design and develop 99 new homes on

the site formerly occupied by Smithfield School in the Middlefield area of Aberdeen. The innovative design brief by Aberdeen City Council was to "create inspirational 21st Century family housing which is high quality, economic, sustainable, energy efficient and incorporate a high degree of flexibility to meet the future needs of tenants." Work on the project began with the initial Phase One is March and due for completion May 2017 with Phase Two due for completion April 2018. Lippe Architects & Planners continually strive to provide a high level of service provision for its clients and

currently has 17 personnel. The highly experienced team includes fellow Associates, Eleanor Alexander, Stephen Martin and Kirsten Will who heads up its Aberdeen office at Albyn Place in Aberdeen. All Lippe's Architects is an Associate Member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Aberdeen Society of Architects. Enquiry No.258

Johnson & Starley to offer NICEIC training package Johnson & Starley has become the first manufacturer to offer a new training and assessment package from NICEIC for installers of ventilation systems.

carried out by skilled and competent persons. By forging this link consumers can be confident that the systems will be installed correctly and perform at the levels expected.”

The course has been designed is to assess installers against set criteria, formed from the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and has been approved by Summit Skills - the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector. It runs over two days and comprises a theory and practical exam as part of the final assessment.

Poor air quality has been highlighted as a major contributor to respiratory issues and skin disease. The most widely recognised technologies for dealing with the issue of poor air quality are whole house mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR). NICEIC expects the installation of ventilation systems be a key area for growth in the next few years as awareness of poor air quality grows. Those with the skills to install ventilation systems will be well placed to take advantage.

Paul Collins, Technical Services Manager at NICEIC said: “We are delighted to be working alongside such a prestigious brand in the ventilation arena. Johnson & Starley is a name that installers of ventilation systems will all recognise and this partnership will benefit the industry immensely. It is essential that any installation of Mechanical Ventilation systems is

Dave Hadfield Technical Services Manager for Johnson and Starley: “As a leading manufacturer of ventilation products we are keen to ensure they are installed to the highest standard

and in line with our own guidance. Accuracy and attention to detail is vital to ensure the systems perform at their optimum level and we are pleased to be working alongside NICEIC to offer this training package to installers.” “This scheme offers us the opportunity to work alongside installers and this can only be good for us a company and the industry as a whole”.

Johnson & Starley will host the course at their headquarters in Northampton. Once installers hold the qualification then they can apply to NICEIC Competent Persons Scheme for Ventilation so they can self-certify their ventilation work in England & Wales. Enquiry No.259


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New strategic approach, as well as its updated logo

New Vibration Core Products Catalogue from ACE Fabreeka UK

Adapting to social changes, where all people along the value chain can now influence buying decisions, including product users, owners and endconsumers, Saint-Gobain is repositioning its brand to support its promise to create great living places for people and improve daily lives. Saint-Gobain’s logo has also been redesigned to reflect its consumerfocused strategy. An interpretation of the ‘bridge’ symbol, which has represented Saint-Gobain for more than 40 years, the new logo will incorporate new colours and buildings to create a vibrant skyline, that reflects the dynamism that drives SaintGobain. Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain, said: “Thanks to digital, consumers want to get to know the brands they live with.” SAINT-GOBAIN

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 isolation problems.

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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.

Since 1936, Fabreeka has been providing these solutions to a diverse customer base across numerous end-markets, such as test and measurement, industrial machinery, building and construction, oil and gas, power generation, steel, automotive, precision equipment, aerospace and defence. The original fabric reinforced, elastomeric Fabreeka Pad and the nitrile rubber Fabcel Pad are the two core Fabreeka branded products supported by a wide array of other supporting vibration and isolation materials, shock mounts, mounting feet and levelling mounts. In addition to a very extensive range of products, ACE Fabreeka UK will also be


To get your copy of this new catalogue contact ACE Fabreeka UK on 01942 727440 or email: Enquiry No.260

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Gate Valves Open Up a Plethora of Opportunities

Pegler Yorkshire continues its drive to further enhance its valve portfolio and support its customers’ objectives of system optimisation. The new V850 ductile iron gate valve has been introduced to the company’s commercial valve offering and adds a solution for potable water applications. Gate valves, primarily used to allow the flow of liquids, ensure very low friction loss and provide a high flow path when in the fully opened position. The new V850 is characterised as having a non-rising stem which supports ease if operation in confined spaces.

able to offer access to added value design and customer support services when more than just a product is necessary and a total vibration control solution is required.

Monster Jobs - Monster Mess – Monster Wipes

Wood has long been a popular material for furniture due to its durability, versatility and striking natural appearance. However, whether it’s 10 or 100 years old, every day wear and tear can take its toll on wood, deteriorating the furniture’s quality and look. Unknown to many, one of the most effective and common methods of restoring wooden furniture is simply reviving the surface. Worn wood can be sanded, cleaned and re-finished to present a fresh canvas with an as-new appearance. For furniture pieces that have a build-up of wax, unsightly finger prints or white rings, an abrasion technique may be required. Many good furniture finishes are designed to be thick to prevent any impermeable damage from penetrating the wood. OSMO

Multi-Use Wonder Wipes are loved by builders nationwide for their ability to clean hands and tools effortlessly, and now with the launch of Monster Wonder Wipes from Everbuild – A Sika Company, they can be enjoyed for even longer. Containing a whopping 500 wipes with the same sensational cleaning power expected from Multi-Use Wonder Wipes, the Monster bucket is ideal for use on big jobs when a standard size pack just isn’t enough. Specially formulated to clean hands, tools and surfaces of wet and semi-cured paint, sealant, adhesive, bitumen, expanding foam, oil, grease and much more, the Monster bucket is the perfect cleaning aid to have on site, especially when no water is available. EVERBUILD

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‘Aluprof on Prestigious North West Project’

One New Bailey is a new office development in Salford on the north bank of the River Irwell, situated next to Spinningfields and

close the Lowry Hotel. The development is part of New Bailey, a new business and leisure hub within the growing area of Salford Central and offers 125,000 sq ft of prime commercial space adjacent to Manchester's central business district. Aluprof’s ‘cap-less’ curtain wall system, the advanced MB-SR50N EFEKT was used on all elevations of the new build and the fabrication and installation of the curtain wall was undertaken by CSi, Commercial Systems International, of Humberside. Stuart Green, Managing Director of CSi comments on the installation: “We are proud to be a part of such a prestigious project in the heart of Salford’s new central business district. Our installation team completed a top notch installation and we are looking forward to working with contractor Bowmer & Kirkland on future projects. One New Bailey, was developed by English Cities Fund (ECf), working closely with Salford Council and is funded and is

owned by Legal & General. The building was designed by Aedas RHWL architects, who also are responsible for the masterplan of the area. With large, regular and efficient floorplates, averaging over 17,000 sq ft (net), designed specifically for flexibility and to facilitate split tenancies, the One New Bailey development has achieved a Grade A, BREEAM 'Excellent' rating. Leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced that it will be leasing 80,000 sq ft within the building as the long term base for its Global Centre. The highly anticipated Menagerie restaurant will occupy one of the ground floor units, making this a truly mixed use scheme.


Aluprof systems are increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies, to ensure each fabricated product meets the Aluprof exacting standards. Further information is available on the company website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof’s UK offices on 0161 941 4005.

ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes and Communities Agency.

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The Paragon P3 Hybrid fire is a natural gas, manual control, convector gas fire combining the performance of a highly-efficient glass-fronted fire with the charm of an open-flame gas fire. The new Hybrid technology brings high-efficiency performance combined with the appeal of a welcoming openflame fire, which was first developed in the Paragon P7 hole-in-the-wall fire and now used for this 16x22” fire.

low efficiency decorative open-flame gas fires to the highly efficient glassfronted fires and we at Charlton & Jenrick welcome this move and have been instrumental in its development. After listening to feedback from our customers it became apparent that the majority of our customers share in this vision and opted for glass-fronted fires, however there was still a very significant

proportion of our customer base who demanded the look and feel of and open-flame fire. That was our challenge, to keep the aesthetics of the open fire with the efficiency of a glassfronted fire, with the P3 Hybrid we believe we have achieved this “ RRP From £549 Web:

The fire comes with a very realistic coal flame effect and offers a very impressive 4.9kW output from its 7kW input. This gives an extremely impressive 70.8% Net efficiency to the most current British Standards BS 79771:2009+A1:2013. Explaining the decision making behind the launch of the fire, Rob Pope, Director commented “we have seen over the last 10 years the move from Enquiry No.263

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