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BuildingNews November 2016 Volume 22 Issue 11

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double housing spend Doubling capital investment on house building and relaxing the timeline for deficit reduction is the right way to boost economic growth, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said in response to the Autumn Statement.

Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB, said: “The Chancellor’s commitment to double annual capital spending on housing by 2020 demonstrates that he understands that house building and economic growth are intrinsically linked. For every £1

invested in construction, £2.84 is generated in the wider economy and therefore the best way to protect ourselves from an economic wobble as we leave the EU is to invest in our built environment. For that reason, the £1.4 billion announced for 40,000 affordable homes is

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welcome, as is the £1.3 billion for roads – the latter will help improve the UK’s infrastructure and make our economy more competitive.” McMonagle concluded: “The Chancellor’s £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund is welcome and could go some way to solving the housing crisis. The burden of funding local infrastructure for new homes should not fall entirely on private house builders – however, as council budgets have been stripped back, local authorities have increasingly looked to developers, including even the very smallest developers, to plug these funding gaps. Heavy demands for Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy can make many small developments unviable. Key to the Fund’s success will be to ensure that it focuses on unlocking large numbers of small sites and not just small numbers of large sites. The Chancellor wants a ‘housing market that works for everyone’ and central to this is empowering small local house builders. We look forward to the Government’s forthcoming Housing White Paper which we hope will include further interventions to boost housing delivery through SME house builders, including a presumption in favour of smaller scale developments.”

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Sales of building materials through UK builders’ merchants rose by 3.8% in the three months after the EU referendum, compared with the same period of 2015. The third quarter of 2016 suggests that builders’ merchants bucked the downward construction trend reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) earlier this month. Latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) show that total merchant sales in Q3 2016 were up by 3.8% on the same period last year with total ex-VAT sales reaching £1.43bn compared to £1.39bn in 2015. Total sales for the first nine months of the year were up 5.1% year on year. Year-on-year sales growth in Q3 was particularly strong in the landscaping sector (+9.6%), helped by good weather throughout the period. Ironmongery (up 5.9%) also performed well, as did the market’s largest product category, heavy building materials (+4.4%). However, total merchant sales in Q3 were down by 0.6% on the second quarter, and down by 3.7% less when adjusted for two fewer trading days. This is a turnaround from last year. In 2015, Q3 sales were 1.7% higher than Q2. It remains to be seen if this is an early warning sign that the market may be slowing, the survey authors said. John Newcomb, managing director of the Builders Merchant Federation, which sponsors the survey, said: “Positive trading results in first three months following Brexit are an important indicator of the industry’s health. Year-on-year sales have continued to grow throughout 2016, bucking the construction trends identified by the ONS. Revised ONS figures for July and August showed construction down by -0.8% and +0.8% respectively on the previous year, with a provisional September figure of +0.2%.

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If you are involved with extending, refurbishing, converting a building or a "new build," you are probably responsible for the work until it has been completed and handed over to the owner of the finished property. If your work is damaged before handing over, you will be liable for all of the costs of doing the work again. Additionally, you may have materials, tools, plant and site huts, all which will require cover for loss and damage. This is where a contractors all risks insurance (also known as Contract Works) policy can help. Please note, if you are refurbishing a building, the existing structure will still need to be insured by the owner. During a contract, materials and labour will be used to realise the project. If an insured event occurs, the materials might not be re-usable and the labour used so far will have been wasted. Both these costs can be re-claimed on a Contractors All Risks Insurance policy, so the project can be re-

instated back to the original state it was before the claim, at no further cost to the contractor. The project can then be finished and handed over. Contractors All Risks Insurance cover can prove to be invaluable in ensuring a project stays viable and the contracting company stays solvent. If you are undertaking a self build project - that is to say that you are building a house that you will move into after completion and use as your home - you will require a self build insurance policy which includes contractors all risks insurance, public and employers liability, plant, tools, and materials insurance, all in one package of cover. Premiums start at £160.65 for contractors all risks insurance if combined with public liability insurance or £367.50 for a "stand-alone" policy. An extra premium is charged for optional cover such as own plant, hired-in plant, site huts and employees tools insurance.

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Minister hits out at house-builders for land banking Local government secretary Sajid Javid has used a major house-building industry function to lambast the big developers for hoarding land instead of developing it. Mr Javid outlined the action that government was doing to get more houses built but said the building companies, “particularly the big market leaders”, held some of the responsibility for a national shortage of housing. He accused them of land banking – sitting on land with planning permission and holding back on developing them. It is a familiar attack from left-wing politicians, and one that house-builders regularly and vigorously challenge in public, but it is not something politicians of the right are often heard complaining about. But according to Mr Javid, some of the big house-builders privately admit they are culpable. Speaking to the annual lunch of the National House Building Council (NHBC), the secretary of state told his audience of builders and developers: “We’re all on the same side. We all have the same aim. We’re all friends. And friends are honest with each

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other, which is why I cannot look the other way when I see land-banking holding up development. “Some of you have conceded to me, in private, that it happens. Some of you still deny it’s an issue. But there’s clearly something going on. “The number of plots approved for residential development each year rose by 59% between 2011 and 2015. But the number of building starts rose by just 29%. “In 2012, permission was granted for more than 195,000 homes. Yet three years later, 40,000 of those homes still hadn’t been completed. 40,000 homes! That’s a town the size of Hartlepool, just waiting to be built. “Of course, this is a free country. I believe, passionately, in free markets. If you own land and you don’t want to build on it, well, that’s your decision to make. But you can’t expect me and the government to go out on a limb and not see a return. If you want us to pull out all the stops to create the sites, you have to build on them. “The permission gap has to come down. The build-out rate has to go up.”

VAT review on the cards after Brexit The UK’s departure from the European Union could pave the way for a reduction or scrapping of value added tax (VAT) on building repair and maintenance work. The 20% tax rate on building repairs has long been a thorn in the side of construction companies as it makes them uncompetitive against sole traders operating below the VAT threshold or cash-in-hand cowboys that often damage the reputation of the industry. A review of VAT on building repairs and maintenance work was among the recommendations of the House of Lords committee on the built environment in its report Building Better Places earlier this year. The Lords were particularly concerned that the 20% VAT rate “provides a perverse disincentive to the retention, restoration and revitalisation of historic buildings, and works to prevent owners from looking after them properly”. The government has now published its response to the committee’s report. It says that so long as the UK is part of the EU, its hands are tied but, in doing so, it suggested that VAT reform could be on the agenda after the country’s departure. “Under the current legal framework the zero-rate of VAT can only be applied to residential or charitable property that is either newly constructed, converted from commercial to residential use, renovated after a prolonged period without use, or is a listed building that has been substantially reconstructed,” the government says in its response. “Until negotiations on our departure from the European Union are complete, our rights and obligations remain unchanged. That includes the application of EU VAT rules.” The government's full response to the Building Better Places report can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/ uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/fil e/565975/CM9347-_Select_Comittee_ Response_on_Built_Environment__Web_.p df

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New guidance on concrete corrosion testing from the CPA The Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA), one of the associations that comprise the Structural Concrete Alliance, has released a new guidance document which highlights the most commonly used corrosion testing techniques for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures. Explaining that corrosion is rarely an issue affecting the whole structure uniformly, Technical Note 27: Corrosion Testing of Concrete Structures aims to enable the user to better understand how to assess corrosion risk and therefore make informed decisions about repair strategy based upon a broad base of information. The guide explains that the initial cause of corrosion is commonly the result of a number of interrelated variables: changes in the concrete permeability, caused by local differences in composition, compaction and curing; construction errors leading to areas with low concrete cover to reinforcement; and variation in the exposure environment, leading to areas with elevated chloride ion content or high carbonation depth. I enquiry100 www.mclink.co.uk/947-100

Densostrip sealant is applied to each beach hut edge in the pre-cast reinforced concrete terrace units at Milford on Sea.

Raymond Brown Construction Ltd has started to install 119 new concrete beach huts at Milford on Sea. Infrastructure works include a concrete promenade slab, access ramps and steps, and pedestrian walk-way surfacing. These replace the masonry beach huts that were destroyed in a Valentine's Day storm in 2014. The new beach huts are being constructed from pre-cast reinforced concrete units to form four individual terraces totaling 250m length. Each terraced section of huts is formed from a culvert placed on its side with an open front. The sealant in each culvert section will play an essential role in ensuring longevity. Winn & Coales widely used Densostrip sealant was recommended to Raymond Brown Construction by Merchant Suppliers, Resapol

of Southampton. Apart from its track record, the immediate availability of Densostrip in 20mm x 25mm sections was also an advantage to the contractor. Densostrip is a compound rubber and bitumen joint sealing strip for precast concrete units to provide a permanently flexible watertight seal when compressed between joint faces previously primed with Densostrip primer. As well as water and sea water it is resistant to chemical and biological attack. In addition to being an effective seal for precast concrete box culverts, other uses include manholes, inspection chambers, shafts, tunnels and pipe sections. CAPTION: Densostrip sealant is applied to each beach hut edge in the pre-cast reinforced concrete terrace units at Milford on Sea. Web: www.denso.net

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Eurobrick adds new colours to its brick slip ranges Eurobrick Systems is expanding its brick slip colour ranges with the addition of four new colours, making sure that customers get the best choice possible as well as keeping up with current trends. Adding to the already successful and popular Rustic selection within the Britannia Range, Rustic Cream 692 offers a clean, pale buff option. Golden Smooth 200 makes a return to the Britannia Range following renewed interest in brighter, more vibrant brick colours. Flame Wirecut 7471 is another useful addition to the Britannia Range which will fit in to many architectural landscapes, with its warm red/orange hues and a drag faced finish. Enhancing the Classic Range further, Old Beaufort is a characterful, pale buff multistock brick slip with a slightly tumbled finish and pleasing tonal variations. I enquiry 102 www.mclink.co.uk/947-102

Norbord launches new CaberBoard flooring promotional campaign – with the help of man’s best friend! Norbord has launched a new promotional campaign which is designed to optimise sales of the company’s innovative CaberBoard flooring range through the builders’ merchant; and add a bit of fun to the yard. Four dog breeds have been chosen and each allocated a product in the portfolio depending on given properties. CaberFloor P5 is aligned with a Labrador - stable and reliable; CaberDek and the German shepherd – protective; CaberShieldPlus and

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Mapei UK promotes new literature for wood flooring installation systems. In response to industry demand, Mapei has released a new brochure for wood flooring products and installation systems. Along with an easy to use selection chart for wood flooring, the products used in each system are listed along with their technical characteristics. The brochure is available to stockists, architects and specifiers immediately, please contact Mapei UK Marketing Department on ukmarketing@mapei.co.uk or call 0121 508 6970 (option 4) to request an order. Mapei products can be used in a wide range of wood flooring installations, with complete I enquiry 190 installation and maintenance systems available. www.mclink.co.uk/947-190

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SIKA MAJOR PROJECTS EDITORIAL

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

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growth that Sika has achieved. That’s great, but we knew we could do more. “We want to work smarter with the delivery chain to help identify areas where we can integrate solutions to enhance the performance of a structure, improve buildability, identify sustainable solutions, reduce risk and cost.

“In addition to tapping into our Major Projects team’s expertise, delivery partners will also be able to streamline the procurement and technical specification processes, helping to manage costs and time more effectively.” The Sika Major Projects division offers a single point of contact for all project requirements, including design support, specification writing, performance feasibility and life cycle/sustainability analysis. The team is also equipped to offer BIM support and drawing assistance for standard and bespoke details and can offer value engineering advice at design stage with unbiased assistance in specifying best fit systems. Complementing the wide range of sectors serviced by Sika’s individual product groups,

Sika Major Projects Team will work across the retail, power, education, healthcare, transport, leisure, sports stadia, pharmaceutical, urban development and international development sectors. Steve adds: “The construction sector is firmly focused on improving the built environment and ensuring that sustainability is built in to every scheme. However, delivery partners face substantial cost, time and procurement management challenges: working in

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Sprayed Concrete Association releases new guide The Sprayed Concrete Association (SCA), one of the associations that comprises the Structural Concrete Alliance, has released a new edition of its popular document, An Introduction to Sprayed Concrete. The document, which aims to demonstrate the wide uses and versatility of sprayed concrete, describes the broad range of commonly used processes and materials available in the marketplace. It also offers best practice advice, explaining to the user the best ways of carrying out these processes safely to produce a high quality end product. Arranged in 16 chapters, the Introduction to Sprayed Concrete is designed to be used by industry professionals who require basic practical knowledge of sprayed concrete techniques and is not intended to be a comprehensive Specification or Standard. It provides an introduction to material and process considerations including the properties & advantages of sprayed concrete; wet and dry processes; robotic equipment; surface finishes and constituent materials. I enquiry 104 www.mclink.co.uk/947-104

ISD Solutions taps Australian single envelope cold store opportunity ISD Solutions, the UK’s leading specialist subcontractor in the design and construction of composite panel coldstore warehouses and a pioneer in single envelope clad rack solutions, has opened for business in Melbourne, Australia. The company, which is currently negotiating five major cold store projects in Australia, believes the potential for superefficient cold storage facilities using the latest insulated PIR panels, especially single envelope high bay solutions, is significant, with an estimated market valued at AUD $100 million per annum. The company is forecasting an initial 10% to 12% market share in the first 18 months. “As the largest specialist cold store subcontractor in the UK, we already have wide experience of delivering substantial projects in Europe and Scandinavia. Post Brexit, the

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Pendock, the UK’s leading encasement specialist, has supplied 14 column casings for the refurbishment of the Oncology Day Unit at Ipswich Hospital. This is on the back of a successful scheme undertaken at Ashford Hospital, for whom the British company manufactured similar installations. For the oncology unit refurbishment, though, a variety of column shapes have been specified; some have been tailored to fit around partition walls, while one even finishes on a top of a desk in this attractive and unusual re-development. Happily creating bespoke column casings is a routine exercise for Pendock, being that the company provides a full site survey, design and installation package – if needed - to

Monkey business for ROMAG IMPROVED viewing of chimpanzees at an ape and monkey sanctuary in Wales is provided after specialist security glass was supplied by manufacturer Romag. Two panels of 39mm thick low iron laminated glass have been installed to provide the viewing windows for the newly built 100 sq. m chimp house at Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary in the Brecon Beacons. Hundreds of visitors are now able to watch the chimps at play on the platforms, hammocks and logs while the animals can better interact with people from behind the safety of the glass. Registered charity Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary is home to dozens of chimps, gibbons, monkeys, baboons, lemurs, mandrills and several other animals rescued from zoos, wildlife parks and private owners as well as monkeys from labs in the UK and outside Europe. The bespoke glazing was specifically designed for the building to combine high performance, maximum strength and the highest safety and security levels, while

ISO-Chemie’s advanced foil technology seals winter installations WITH the onset of winter, rapid and effective onsite sealing of windows in temperatures as low as - 10°C is provided by advanced sealing foil technology from leading foam tape manufacturer, ISO-CHEMIE. The flexible humidity variable sealing foil ISO-CONNECT VARIO SD is now available in full surface self-adhesive variants, COMPLETE and COMPLETE DUO, providing high performance sealing of window and door frame connecting joints in cold conditions. This enables onsite installation work to continue even in poor weather or wintry environments, saving time and securing a high quality joint sealing solution, even if the foil remains exposed to the elements

ensure projects are well managed from start to finish. Kier was the main contractor for the Ipswich day unit refurbishment and it specified a selection of semi-circular and quadrant form enclosures for the scheme. The laminated column casings are a robust 10mm in thickness and were fully preformed and trial assembled at Pendock’s factory in Telford to ensure accuracy. For both shapes, there are some flat panels supplied, with aluminium top hat male and female joints provided to assist with straightforward assembly on site. The inner top and bottom collars were supplied in a striking diamond black laminate finish to compliment the gleaming white surfaces of the enclosures, adding to the clean, calming and contemporary style, which the project team from KLH Architects was striving for. I enquiry 108 www.mclink.co.uk/947-108

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maintaining optical quality. Sara Brittain, national sales manager at Romag, said: "The sanctuary required a tough, cost effective commercial glass solution for its new extension. "Our glass has been designed to provide this and will contribute significantly to a much better up-close and personal viewing experience for the many visitors." Low iron float glass is strengthened and toughened using advanced thermal treatment processes, which creates a tough surface with optical properties that allow light transmission of up to 97%. This compares to normal architectural float glass that typically has a light transmission of 90%. I enquiry 105 www.mclink.co.uk/947-105

Investment for roof system specialist Marley Eternit

One of the UK's leading manufacturers and installers of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent buildings has completed two projects for Marley Eternit, the leading provider of roof systems to the UK construction industry. Smart-Space has designed and built a clip and slate store and an engineering store at Marley Eternit’s manufacturing and distribution site in Beenham, near Reading. The buildings form part of a major £3 million investment at the location, which will see the company increase its production capacity and enhance customer service through a comprehensive reorganisation of the facility. A 15m by 30m clip and slate store with five metre eaves, a thermal roof and composite walls was completed within two weeks. The weather-proofed storage area is more easily accessible both for suppliers and for customers, expands the yard storage area and significantly reduces the amount of movement on-site associated with collections and deliveries The new 30m by 15m engineering store, which is fully insulated with 100mm composite roof panels and 80mm insulated walls, replaces a much older, smaller main store. Built in three weeks, the store includes a contractor's office and a mezzanine level. It is twice the size of the original and consolidates the storage of all parts, which were previously held in several locations for the five production lines. For Smart-Space enquiries please call 0808 278 1499 or visit www.smart-space.co.uk I enquiry 109 www.mclink.co.uk/947-109


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CAVITY TRAYS EDITORIAL

Cavity Wall Reveals? Level Thresholds? Getting the Detail to Work Having determined the thermal performance of a cavity wall, many are surprised when the window and door openings fail to perform to the anticipated thermal standard. An investigation into the way in which cavity wall openings are constructed has identified two weaknesses that regularly result in non-compliance. The heat-loss path through an opening reveal is effectively the shortest route from the inside to the outside. Part of the heat-loss journey is through the exterior skin, so the more conductive the exterior masonry, the worse the overall conductivity (heat-loss) figure. A thermal conductivity figure quoted for a typical clay brick with a specific mass of 1600-1900 kg/m³ is 0.6 - 0.7 W/mK. However, that applies when the brick is dry. The same brick when wet can have a thermal conductivity of 0.9 – 1.2 W/mK. An increase in conductivity of up to 100%. This raises the question of whether the overall thermal performance of the opening reveal will be to the level sought when the structure is wet? Moreover, heat comfort within a building is most needed in the winter when it is more likely to be cold and wet.

The addition of rain will diminish the thermal arrangement. There is little one can do to stop the exterior skin becoming saturated, but one can at least reduce the heat-loss journey from inside to outside by reducing its length through the exterior skin. Positioning the window frame back into the opening shortens the journey through the exterior skin or ideally practically eliminates it. Having the frame span the cavity can help performance and minimise the deterioration in performance when the exterior skin becomes saturated. Whilst this practical step is well established, another is gaining popularity. When partial fill insulation is in the cavity, the relationship between insulation and reveal closer is of paramount importance. However, in a recent survey in excess of sixty percent of all sites visited had gaps between these two elements. Interestingly gaps featured regardless of whether a first-fix or a second-fix reveal closer was being used. In first-fix applications despite the arrangement being visible to the installer as the wall was being raised, the gaps occurred. Gaps can have a more profound effect on heatloss around opening than a saturated external skin, but combined they can decimate thermal performance. One solution is to use a Continuity Closer by Cavity Trays of Yeovil.. Continuity Closers overlap the cavity insulation and so block the commonplace gap that provides the heat-loss path. The insulating core of a Continuity Closer is L-shaped and this extra projecting core section makes the difference. The main body of the Continuity Closer fills the reveal cavity and the projecting section does what other closers do not – it extends over and across the adjacent partial fill insulation.

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Gaps contravene Approved Document L1A 5.9 that states the building fabric should be constructed so that there are no reasonably avoidable thermal bridges in the insulation layers caused by gaps and refers to those at the edges of elements such as around windows and doors openings. A cavity wall with partial fill insulation and an internal skin of low-density block finished with plasterboard on dabs, typically has a u-value of 0.28 W/m²K. The same wall without the insulation might have a u-value of 0.80 W/m²K. Cavity Trays of Yeovil advocates review of frame positions and the use of a Continuity Closer to aid compliant building and reduce energy demands by directly minimising heat-loss through the building fabric, whenever possible. Low threshold access doors can also often present the contractor with a difficult scenario: How to

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integrate all the converging DPC’s and protective elements at threshold level, whilst preventing damp ingress? Horizontal DPC’s in the inner and outer masonry skins of a cavity wall are commonly150mm above ground level, and therefore much higher than the sill bedding course. Creating a protective relationship between these DPC’s, the reveal closers, the sill and the oversite membrane is the key, The Type LTT (Level Threshold Tray) by Cavity Trays of Yeovil may be bedded onto both inner and outer masonry skins during construction. (Required on one skin only in most threshold details). The function of the Type LTT is to act as an enveloping DPC. It covers and protects the top and the sides on the horizontal masonry under the sill, but importantly also extends around the three faces of the reveal masonry, allowing the reveal closer to descend and overlay its protective face. Thus the horizontal DPC despite being at a higher level, can terminate within the protective end wrap of the Type LTT. The flooring arrangement may also interface with inner and outer skins at threshold level, but because the masonry is enveloped, dampness cannot translocate. In enveloping and thus isolating one of the areas most susceptible to damp transference, the Type LTT permits abutting flooring, abutting insulation and DPC’s / membranes to continue over an inside skin and converge with an exterior skin that itself is isolated from dampness at the point of convergence. The Type LTT by Cavity Trays of Yeovil reduces ingress risk when constructing low profile / low level thresholds and promotes an easy route to compliance. I enquiry 508 www.mclink.co.uk/947-508

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The team at Kingspan Timber Solutions' are celebrating after picking up the Best Social Housing Project trophy at the prestigious Structural Timber Awards. The ceremony, hosted by TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith, took place at The National Conference Centre in Birmingham as part of UK Construction Week. The award winning social housing project, located at Castle Street Dover, was a collaboration between Dover District Council,

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REFURBISHMENT, REPAIR & NEW BUILD Jenner (Contractors) Ltd and Kingspan Timber Solutions. The judges said of the award: "The use of the highly airtight and energy efficient SIPs system enabled significant savings in the energy performance of the building. The team showed strong collaboration from client through to specialist timber contractor, to facilitate smooth delivery of the project." The project was the first step towards regenerating the area of St. James' Street, with new retail outlets, restaurants and further houses planned. The purpose built apartments, set in a conservation area, were developed to provide compact accommodation for the retired residents of Dover. The design of the apartments reflects the character of the existing 19th Century Castle Street frontage with its raised roof profile. The detailing, fenestration pattern and selected external materials, integrate seamlessly with the setting of the conservation area. Kingspan TEK® was specified for the build because it holds a Green Guide A+ rating for the system's energy efficient properties. The high thermal performance of the SIPs construction results in a low

heating load which makes the use of electric storage and panel radiators viable. Creating this level of warmth was key for Dover District Council to provide vulnerable and elderly residents with warm homes whilst also keeping fuel bills low and manageable, particularly in the cold months of winter Ian Loughnane, Business Unit Director at Kingspan Timber Solutions said: "The Structural Timber Awards are a significant industry event and show true recognition for our dedicated teams, the specialist design and manufacturing services we provide, together with the outstanding results achieved working with Dover District Council and Jenner Contractors." The Structural Timber Awards celebrate the best in timber construction and are a prominent platform to showcase and celebrate iconic projects and industry innovators, attracting over 500 national business leaders and high profile decision makers. I enquiry 512 www.mclink.co.uk/947-512

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Greenworks Launches a Guide to Help Avoid Common Compliance Pitfalls

As part of its aim to help you build more intelligently, Greenworks has partnered with the LABC to create a guide to achieving a completion certificate, helping avoid the common pitfalls of noncompliance. Building compliance is a critical barrier that can stand in the way of any house construction reaching completion status. However, compliance can also be the element that isn’t focused on extensively, resulting in sign-off failures and therefore potentially costly remedial works. Greenworks understands that the vast amount of standards and regulations can make compliance seem daunting, which is why the service provider has partnered with the LABC to provide support that will put housebuilders, developers and self-builders on course for signoff, the first time.

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The guide is split into two areas that the LABC attribute to the most common causes of non-compliance; the paper work and on-site assessment. The guide includes useful tips and checklists of what you need to do to ensure building control has everything they need to sign of the build.

Martin Taylor, Commercial Director from LABC said: “We understand how frustrating it is for developers and self builders to face complications at sign-off stage, particularly when it is something relatively simple like the relevant paperwork that has got in their way. Completion certificates are important documents, corners can’t be cut, but measures can be made to make the process more straightforward. “We’ve been working closely with Greenworks to find out how we can help achieve compliance in both new build and extension projects by giving access to industry-leading advice and sharing our knowledge.” Marcus Jefford, Director at Greenworks said: “This guide is part of a wider campaign with the LABC to help developers and self builders bridge the gap between ‘as-designed’ and ‘as-built’. We want to help the industry build more intelligently by offering products and services like SAP and RCDs, but there’s also a lot more to it. Passing on and sharing our combined knowledge could save thousands of pounds on projects. Essentially, we’re here to help.”

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ALTRO EDITORIAL

ALTRO RESINS BREAK NEW GROUND ON NORTH HERTS COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an award-winning, £10 million refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin. Altro FlexiflowTM and Altro MultiScreedTM EP Naturals have been used within the multifunctional hub space on the new campus, which links three teaching buildings. The award-winning design for the new campus was created by international design practice Scott Brownrigg. Associate Clark Barton explains how Altro resins played a part in his vision: “The new campus is open plan, bright, colourful, modern yet functional, and it was vital that the flooring should reflect and complement this. We specified Altro resins for the college hub because these products offer the range of colours and textures to enable us to be innovative and flexible in our design. In addition, it was imperative that the flooring was high performance and practical, and Altro’s credentials offer this. “The entire project was very much a collaborative effort,” added Clark. “We worked closely with Altro, the main contractor, the college, and also the students, who were instrumental in choosing colours and themes.” Altro Flexiflow resin flooring was one of the key products in the specification, as Clark explained. “We chose this flooring for the ground floor hub, and leading into each of the other three buildings, because we wanted a seamless, solid, practical surface.

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“It was also paramount that the flooring in this area was flexible enough to move with the building without cracking. The hub space is multi-functional, with the furniture and layout changed on a regular basis, so the flooring needs to be able to withstand this, which Altro Flexiflow is designed to do. Altro was able to create a special bespoke Altro Flexiflow colour for the college. “Choosing the colour for the flooring

was a collaborative effort, involving all the key stakeholders, college students and staff,” said Clark. “It was important that the colour complemented the overall scheme of the hub, and after much discussion, it was decided that purple would be ideal. Altro were shown the shade the college wanted, and they were able to match it exactly. There are some great colours in the existing Altro Flexiflow palette, but from a design point of view being able to choose a bespoke colour is very appealing to clients.” Altro Flexiflow is tough enough to handle high impact areas, yet be flexible enough to move with a building. It gives a uniform and seamless finish with uninterrupted lines, and is self-levelling, which makes installation easy. With 28 colour options it’s flexible enough to fit into any design vision. On the upper floor of the college hub, Clark and his team chose another resin flooring — Altro MultiScreed EP Naturals, in White Yorkstone. “This flooring works very well in contrast with the smooth texture of the Altro Flexiflow. It’s also a tough, practical flooring that’s easy to clean.” Altro Multiscreed EP Naturals is a tough surface that can handle the hardest bumps and knocks. A solvent-free epoxy resin system, it has a natural appearance with nine colours evoking tones of concrete and stone. The product has improved performance and produces a high strength floor with exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance. With a nominal thickness of 4mm, it can be coved and laid to falls. The Altro Flexiflow and Altro Multiscreed EP Naturals resin floors were installed by Resincraft, who have worked with Altro products for 30 years. The company is run by directors Mark Brewer and Richard Mitchell. I enquiry 515 www.mclink.co.uk/947-515

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Breathe life back into a tired looking garden with new Everbuild 5 Star Sprayable Shed and Fence Mate from Everbuild – A Sika Company, a premium quality wood treatment designed to be spray applied for a fast and easy application. The superior wax and silicone enriched formula of 5 Star Sprayable Shed and Fence Mate gives an advanced double action water repellence for excellent long lasting colour and a weatherproof finish to all wooden garden structures. It is also perfect to use on sheds, pergolas and all other rough sawn timber structures. Available in five popular colours, in 5ltr jerry cans for easy pouring, this product can be applied using a standard pressurised garden sprayer enabling full fence panels to be easily covered in minutes.

Building Adhesives Ltd represented the tiling industry at a nationwide celebration of the best of UK manufacturing at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016.

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The company, which manufactures tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and other ancillary tiling products under the BAL and Dunlop brands, was shortlisted in three categories for Sustainable Manufacturing, Supply Chain Excellence and Through-Life Engineering Services. Building Adhesives took their place alongside internationally-renowned companies such as Caterpillar, McLaren Automotive, Siemens, JCB and Coca-Cola at the awards ceremony in Birmingham hosted by impressionist Rory Bremner.

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Crown’s regional champions say thanks for community recycling support SEVEN high-flying Crown Decorating Centres across the UK are preparing to say a big thank you to the communities which helped them scoop top awards in a national campaign. The annual Kick Out The Can paint recycling scheme saw one Crown Decorating Centre from each of seven regions top the polls for collecting the most containers of surplus paint for recycling.

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Newport paint merchant the Colour Centre is in the pink thanks to design and fitout specialist Filplastic Ltd. Filplastic, based near Howden in East Yorkshire, worked with the Welsh company to launch its latest branch on Western Road in Bracknell, Berkshire.

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year saw more than double the number of containers of surplus paint returned to Crown Decorating Centres across the UK. There were an amazing 20,000 cans of unwanted paint returned to stores. “It seems only right that the communities and decorators who supported the campaign most successfully should reap the benefits. So, this year we are urging local not-for-profit groups in these areas to tell us why they could use a consignment of free recycled paint - creating a truly virtuous recycling circle.” Kick Out The Can was established in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength each year. Sheds, cupboards and garages across the country are thought to hold around 54 million litres of unused paint, and the annual scheme, which runs each Easter aims to give a new lease of life to the product.

And now each store is preparing to choose a charity group from its local community to win a free makeover, as a thank you for helping them achieve record results.

All of the paint brought into the stores is reprocessed by social enterprise company, Nimtech, before being distributed to deserving community projects across the UK.

The winning Crown Decorating Centres for each of the network’s seven regional sales areas were: Stirling, Sunderland, Altrincham, Coventry, Worcester, Norwich and Oxford.

The scheme is just one of Crown Paints’ commitments delivering its sustainability targets and its work in this field has been recognised by several prestigious regional and national awards.

Explained Crown Decorating Centres marketing manager Danielle Holmes: “This

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RINNAI EDITORIAL

AECOM REPORT ON LIFE CYCLE COSTING: CONTINUOUS FLOW up to 7% more COST effective SYSTEMS EMPLOYED IN THE STUDY * Indirect fired storage systems This consists of separate heat source and storage cylinders, where for this study the heat source will be gas fired boilers running on 80ºC flow and 60ºC return with gross efficiency of 89%. As the hot water is stored at 60ºC in insulated cylinders there will be standing heat losses. The standby electricity is assumed to be 15W per boiler, and 60W when operating to cover fan and controls. Direct fired storage systems This is where the hot water storage cylinder has an integral gas burner to directly heat the water, and the key difference with indirect fired storage systems is that they are designed to operate in condensing mode and generally achieve gross efficiency up to 96%. A disadvantage of direct fired storage systems is that the standing losses are around 3 times higher than indirect storage cylinders.

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Continuous flow systems This is essentially a gas boiler that is designed to instantaneously heat mains water for supply directly to water fixtures without any storage. The key advantages with this type of hot water heating, is firstly saving in space needed for hot water cylinders and the associated standing heat losses. The challenge is that instantaneous hot water demand can vary hugely for most systems and therefore the continuous flow heating system needs to have a wide modulation range as well as maintaining efficiency over that range.

AECOM, a major global player in the building engineering services consultancy arena, has concluded a report showing that continuous flow water heating systems have a clear advantage in terms of initial capital costs as well as life cycle costs over 20 years, when compared with stored hot water systems*. The study** shows that continuous flow water heating systems can be up to 7% more economical than equivalent ‘traditional’ stored hot water systems. AECOM was commissioned to carry out a life cycle study on continuous flow water heating systems, and to provide a comparison with conventional storage systems. Two case studies were provided that are based on projects using continuous flow water heating systems. AECOM then determined an equivalent storage based system for each case study and compared operational and capital costs. For the life cycle comparison, the analysis period was 20 years, based on the expected service life. The net present value (NPV) calculation is based on a discount rate of 3.5% (The GREEN BOOK - HM Treasury), an inflation rate of 2% for servicing costs and projected retail fuel costs from DECC1. In both case studies the continuous flow system showed a clear advantage

in terms of initial capital costs, as well as life cycle costs over 20 years, with the continuous flow system consistently lower in energy use than the two storage systems.

and the fixtures, it is possible for the water heaters to generate water at 40°C. The risk of legionella is overcome by regular flushing of the system.

Case study 1 This was a system for a typical, small, pre-fabricated fast food restaurant. It is assumed the system only serves the hot water demand.

For the energy required to deal with the instantaneous hot water demand the analysis assumes that the bulk of the hot water demand would be due to the showers. Each shower would typically have a flow rate of around 9 litres per minute, which if mixed to 40ºC would equate to an instantaneous load of around 19 kW each, so even if there was only one shower running, the load on a single continuous flow water heater would equate to an efficiency of 95% based on the performance curve. As the hot water demand increases, the modular nature of this particular configuration would allow the 95% efficiency to be maintained for the bulk of the demand. The difference in daily fuel costs between the three systems is around 7%. The usage profile for this case study is particularly suited to continuous flow systems (i.e. high but infrequent demand over the day), which is why there is an advantage in fuel consumption over the storage systems.

The life cycle analysis includes the initial capital costs, projected annual fuel costs, and estimated annual servicing costs which are assumed to increase by 2% each year. The annual fuel cost assumes the same daily fuel consumption over the whole year. The servicing cost is based on £130/year per boiler, and £160/year for a boiler and cylinder. The resulting net present values of the three showed that the continuous flow system is 6 7% lower than the two storage systems based on that 20-year analysis period. Case study 2 This was a system for a shower block in a holiday camp, with six showers and four basin taps. For the continuous flow option, the analysis is based on a configuration of 4 continuous flow water heaters that each have a nominal output of 48 kW, which. For this particular application, because there is a very short run of pipe work between the water heaters

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Trainees warming to Stokvis Econoair at Erdington Skills Centre Trainees learning different building trades at a Skills Centre in Birmingham are enjoying a comfortable learning environment all year round, thanks to an EconoAir warm air unit, manufactured by Stokvis Energy Systems. The Econo-Air DF14 VAV 650 was selected for the Erdington Skills Centre by Robinson Cartwright Design (RCD), while Cannock-based E H Humphries was the specialist M&E installer carrying out the work on

the multi-million new-build project. The unit will not only provide heating during the winter months, but has also been specified to provide ample fresh air during hotter weather for a total heating and ventilation solution. Commenting on the decision to use the EconoAir DF14 VAV 650, the design co-ordinator for RCD, Will Wright, said: “We had previously been made aware of the Stokvis Energy Systems’ Econo-Air range when we were involved

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Consort Claudgen introduces smart commercial fan heaters! with the development of a warehouse where a dozen or so people would be ‘picking’ – but the situation did not justify choosing the Econo-Air over a standard warm air unit or radiant panel. However, when it came to the Erdington Skills Centre, which has a lot of trainees in close proximity, the ability to provide a fresh air supply was important.” I enquiry 115 www.mclink.co.uk/947-115

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Consort Claudgen has introduced an improved range of commercial fan heaters to its extensive portfolio of products. Each robustly designed heater is now equipped with intelligent fan control which detects the temperature in the environment and automatically adjusts its fan speed to quickly achieve a warm airflow temperature. This allows the heater to immediately blow hot air, even when initially powered on in a very cold room, for the user’s comfort. Enhanced with one of the latest low energy consumption EC motors, these smart heaters also operate on a lower noise level compared to their predecessors. They are available in 6kW to 15kW rating with a heat throw of up to 11 meters. All models come complete with a multi directional wall bracket and a remote switch, which can control multiple heaters.

Voted the UK’s best regeneration project in the National Housebuilder Awards, Branston Leas by St Modwen Homes, has selected Vortice system 1 centrifugal Quadro fans for its two, three, four and five bedroom properties in Burton upon Trent. Branston Leas was named the best regeneration project in the UK thanks to the many measurable economic, environmental and educational improvements that the development has brought to the local area. Technical Marketing Manager Jennifer Quinn said “We are delighted to be working alongside local electrical contractor PCE Installations of Burton Upon Trent in supplying our range of Quadro fans to this prestigious local project. These energy efficient ventilation fans are stylishly designed and fit beautifully into the interior decor at Branston Leas. ” I enquiry 116 www.mclink.co.uk/947-116

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the busiest times. The decision was taken to install four Rinnai HDC1500i gas fired continuous flow heaters to provide a neverending supply of temperature-safe hot water for even the busiest of times. Graham Cox, for Booth and Bomford, explains: “The job involved the removal of the two storage type water heaters and installation of four new Rinnai water heaters. We also needed to re-configure the hot, cold, LPG gas and return pipework to suit

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Malvern Hills Caravan Club site offers its visitors not only the beautiful Malvern Hills to explore but also the Elgar Trail taking in composer’s birthplace at Broadheath to his final abode in Worcester. Malvern adds to its charms with a Festival and Fringe in May as well as laying claim to having the finest parish church in England, all within easy reach of the caravan park. And it is, of course, renowned for its spring water.

The site is especially busy from Easter all the way through to October so there is a continuous need for hot water. Providing plentiful hot water for visitors staying in caravans on up to 210 pitches, with demand for showers before breakfast and dinner is no easy task and it recently became clear that the site’s old, traditional system simply couldn’t cope. Contractor Booth and Bomford of Evesham advised on the task of supplying the needs of a toilet/shower block with a new state-of-the- art hot water system. It was important that the new system should be able to produce hot water any time of the day or night and never run cold, even at

When it comes to heating controls, SALUS is renowned for its pioneering designs and new technologies. Hence, it’s no surprise to learn that the company is now shaking up the TRV sector with the unveiling of a ground-breaking TRV pack. Set to end the days of TRVs as we currently know them, this exciting development will energise installers’ business and put energy control and comfort at the homeowners’ fingertips. The unique TRV pack features a new digital thermostat and a battery-powered, mini-size thermostatic radiator valve that can be wall wall-mounted or freestanding. Unlike any other TRV on the market, this latest design cleverly takes its temperature reading from the thermostat, and not the radiator. As such, it is more accurate than a conventional TRV, and is not affected by its surroundings; such as curtains near the radiator or direct sunlight. I enquiry 119 www.mclink.co.uk/947-119

The Caravan Club obviously agrees as Booth and Bomford have won the contract to get to work on another two sites – Moorhampton in Hereford with two Rinnai HDC1500i heaters and Moreton-in-theMarsh where four HDC1500i heaters are going in. Booth and Bomford is an established M&E contractor providing plumbing, heating and electrical services working on both commercial and domestic contracts and maintenance services. Clients include the Caravan Club, care homes, County & District Councils, colleges, schools, building companies and architects, private commercial and residential clients. Rinnai offers the most energy efficient and cost effective range of LPG-compatible Arated energy labelled appliances. For offgrid installation the Rinnai Infinity range offers world beating efficiencies and the most advanced technologies on the market today for anywhere an energy efficient LPG instantaneous water heater is needed.

RINNAI continuous flow hot water units replace old stored units at MALVERN HILLS CARAVAN SITE Rinnai, the UK’s leading manufacturer of continuous flow water heating systems, has transformed the hot water delivery arrangements at a busy Caravan Club site in the Malvern Hills.

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the requirements of the new heaters and insulate all new pipework, put in new vertical flues through the roof and a new water conditioning unit to protect the water heaters, followed by test and commission.” According to Cox, the popular Caravan Club site now benefits from energy and cost savings due to the fact that the new heaters are more efficient providing instantaneous hot water as required rather than having large amounts of stored hot water that is continually re-heated and is not required during out of peak times.

Chris Goggin, Associate Director, Rinnai UK comments: “Installers and end users can rest assured that A-rated Infinity HDC units, including the HDC1500, offer high-end performance with unrivalled reliability - with this type of application we have seen an energy reduction as high as 30%.” For more information on the RINNAI product range visit www.rinnaiuk.com

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HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION November 2016 With today’s highly efficient homes it’s not always essential, or sometimes even possible to have a gas or wood burning fire fitted. However, if you want the warmth,plus the look and feel of such a fireplace, then an electric suite is perfect for you. The two new Infinity electric fires are based on our best-selling gas fires, and are available to fit frameless in the wall or into a fireplace suite. There are Infinite possibilities of how you can present

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these fires. The fires feature the new 3D Ecoflame™ technology from Charlton & Jenrick Ltd, which offer a very exciting realistic flame effect with four mood settings. The fires come complete with a loose realistic log fuel bed and fire bed media kit, to be arranged as desired, although a suggested layout is provided. The fires are remote controlled with a timer and built in thermostat. They also have high level buttons for easy manual access if required. Ultra-low running costs for the LED flame effect means it can run for 6 hours or more using one penny of electricity. Two generous 100% efficient heat settings are offered; low 1kW and high 2kW, all controlled from the wireless handset. For ultimate ease the appliances can all be fully serviced and maintained from the front,

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with no requirement to remove from the wall or fireplace. RRP from £1,194 / €1,499 Charlton & Jenrick Ltd are leading manufacturers and suppliers to the fire, fireplace, and stove industry. We have five industry leading brands - these are Katell, Paragon, Matchless, Fireline, and Infinity Fires. We supply local independent showrooms, local government (social housing), high street retail chains, and nationwide house builders. As a group, we are committed to the research and development of highly efficient, environmentally friendly, innovative, and attractive products for the fire, fireplace, and stove industry. We are ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited. I enquiry 523 www.mclink.co.uk/947-523

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ARCHITECTURAL COPPER ON SHOW As part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler, Aurubis will be showcasing the latest additions to its Nordic Products ranges of architectural copper and alloys at both the ARCHITECT@WORK London and BAU Munich shows in January 2017.

As part of its Nordic Products ranges, Aurubis offers a wide choice of copper alloys, including Nordic Bronze, Nordic Royal with a rich golden through-colour and Nordic Brass, initially with a distinctive golden yellow colour. But to give a darker, more mature appearance straightaway, the latest alloy innovation is a pre-weathered surface for Nordic Brass. Another new Aurubis product is Nordic Turquoise, joining the extensive Nordic Blue and Nordic Green ranges that are pre-patinated in the factory. These have properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world. As well as the solid patina colours, ‘Living’ surfaces are also available with other intensities of patina flecks revealing some of the dark oxidised

background material. These innovations will be highlighted, alongside the other extensive Nordic Products ranges, on the Aurubis stand at ARCHITECT@WORK in Olympia, London from 25th to 26th January (on Stand 16). They will also be shown at BAU in Munich – the world s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems in the construction industry – from 16th to 21st January (on Stand 10 in Hall C1). Here, the brand new Nordic Decor range will be launched, featuring various mechanically applied surface treatments. Free entry tickets are available for architects and designers attending either show by contacting: g.bell@aurubis.com. I enquiry 526 www.mclink.co.uk/947-526

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Alumasc’s independently insured Euroroof SupaGOLD roofing system provides London Met Police with the perfect flat roof solution 2,200m2 of Alumasc’s SupaGOLD Waterproofing System has been installed at the Metropolitan Police Authority’s Quicksilver Patrol Base in London. SupaGOLD Waterproofing System was advised as the perfect replacement for this roof as a key requirement for this project was that the system must be independently insured for up to 20 years.

Following numerous historic patchwork repairs to the existing waterproofing system, Vinci Facilities commissioned Alumasc to perform a detailed site survey of all flat roof areas. The resulting Roof Condition Report stated that the original system integrity was seriously compromised, with high levels of ponding, standing water and leakage to the main roof area. Varying levels of deterioration across the roof areas were also recorded and clear recommendations for how these would be addressed were given within the site specific specification. Alumasc’s

Vinci Facilities appointed approved installer TR Freeman to refurbish the 2,200m2 of existing roof areas using Alumasc’s Euroroof SupaGOLD Warm Roof System, to deliver highperformance waterproofing and a fully engineered tapered insulation scheme to ensure effective water management was maintained across the surface and eliminate the past, ongoing problems of standing water on the roof. The waterproofing system also included the refurbishment of the original roof lights with Alumasc bespoke Roof lights.The first step was the complete strip and removal of the deteriorated waterproofing system from the metal deck beneath. Appropriate surface preparation to the area was then undertaken prior to the installation of the Vapour Control Layer; providing immediate protection against water ingress into the main building and offices below. Areas identified as suitable for “up-grade” received necessary preparation works and surface conditioning, prior to the application of the proposed specification. quicksilver1 RTThe Alumasc cut to falls (tapered) scheme was designed to enhance and overcome the existing design falls to each respective roof area. The design brief for the drainage plan was to utilise the existing drainage locations, remove standing

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water from all roof areas and meet the target u-value of an average 0.18W/m2K. TR Freeman then applied the Euroroof SupaGOLD waterproofing system, which comprised of a Vapour Barrier, PU bonded PIR Insulation SUPA XL Underlay and finally the Euroroof SupaGOLD capping sheet. Effective planning and teamwork was essential, as all of the work had to be completed without disrupting the functioning of this critically important Police Response Unit – the unit needed to remain fully operational at all times . Robert Bruce, Operations Manager of Vinci Facilities commented: “The service and support from the initial survey through to completion was excellent. Alumasc provided us with the solutions we needed, such as the design of the tapered roof scheme to help with drainage. The 20 year independently insured system that was proposed helped us meet the key requirement for this project. We have worked very closely with & Alumasc Roofing Systems & again the project has gone as expected.” For details about Alumasc’s full range of waterproofing systems visit www.alumascroofing.co.uk I enquiry 527 www.mclink.co.uk/947-527

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Sunsquare Limited offer a range of Rooflights including solutions ons for fixed units, hinged opening with electrical opening mechanissm, rooftop access and walk-on Rooflights. o For more information teleph hone 01284 848 683, email sales@sunsquar sunsquare.co.uk or visit www.sunsquar quare.co.uk The first and only Rooflight manufacturers to be BSI verified and awarded a Kitemark.

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BuildingNews Keeping children safe from falling roof tiles According to Aviva, prolonged storm force winds, sub-zero temperatures and snow pose a growing threat to roofs. Dislodged materials present a major risk of injury, particularly on low pitches where débris can accumulate. With extended overhangs, the potential for pedestrians to pass directly beneath where a tile will fall is all the greater so buildings

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in school playgrounds and busy town centres should, ideally, be given added protection. Individual insurance claims for injury in such situations have exceeded £10,000* so straightforward preventative measures can pay considerable dividends throughout the year. A Klober Trapac® Tile & Snow Guard will catch tile pieces and mortar, while allowing water from melting snow to pass through it. Its support brackets are lightweight, simple to connect and suitable for flat or profiled concrete interlocking tiles and no

additional support battens are needed. *Freedom of information request - Daily Mail online – one claimant received £13,500

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SIG Roofing announces regional winners in its competition to find Britain’s Best Cafe With tens of thousands of public votes cast and 500 cafes entering, SIG Roofing’s hugely popular competition to find Britain’s Best Cafe is approaching its final stage with the announcement of its 14 regional winners. The lucky proprietors and staff now head to London for a grand celebration lunch where the national winner will be announced, with the top prize of a fabulous 4-night trip to New York City and a visit to the famous Ellen’s Diner on Broadway. The competition has been run to recognise the outstanding job local cafes do in the working lives of SIG Roofing customers and the local community and to underline the ‘local accent’ of the company’s services through its I enquiry 122 national network of 120 branches. www.mclink.co.uk/947-122

IKO PLC acquires Pure Asphalt Company Limited

Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine cleans the air Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine roofing membrane is a highly effective, durable waterproofing solution which also actively purifies the air and makes a positive contribution towards reducing global warming - by neutralising CO2, the most prevalent greenhouse gas. When rainwater comes into contact with the olivine the CO2 is literally washed out of the air. An irreversible chemical reaction takes place which transforms the CO2 into three environmentally-harmless substances -water, magnesium carbonate and sand. For every square metre of Alumasc Derbigum Olivine roofing membrane, 1.75kg of CO2 is neutralised. I enquiry 121 www.mclink.co.uk/947-121

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Global waterproofing, roofing and insulation manufacturer IKO PLC has completed its acquisition of Pure Asphalt Company Limited, in Bolton, Lancashire, following regulatory clearance. The business is now being fully integrated into IKO. IKO UK Group Managing Director Andy Williamson comments: “A high standard of service will be maintained for Pure Asphalt Company customers, who will benefit from IKO’s additional all-round service and project support. IKO is a family-run company with factories in Chesterfield, Matlock and Wigan, and the acquisition is part of our continued expansion strategy and commitment to the UK construction industry.” Pure Asphalt is one of the leading mastic asphalt manufacturers in the UK and supplies products for roofing, flooring, paving and tanking. “Its products, packaging and production methods are an excellent fit with IKO’s own,” adds Andy Williamson.

Fast accurate scheduling ensures costs are kept in check and projects run smoothly. Freefoam offer a comprehensive scheduling service to save time and money by providing an exact breakdown of all products including trims and fixings. Freefoam products are supplied through a network of expert independent stockists throughout the UK who specialise in the supply of PVC building products giving nationwide access at a local level to the complete Freefoam range. Delivery direct to site and scheduled stock ‘call offs’ can be arranged to help manage supply. Freefoam also provide the support of a team dedicated to housebuilder’s needs. Expert

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advice on product choice and suitability, interpretation of designs to give creative and practical options, quick and accurate schedules and support from ‘New Build’ specialists throughout the process. Colin St John, Freefoam Commercial Director, summarised “As a manufacturer with over 25 years’ experience we have developed this package of support for housebuilders over time, building on our expertise and knowledge and listening to the needs of the sector. We pride ourselves on being there every step of the way, from concept to completion, by manufacturing and supplying long lasting ‘fit and forget’ products to UK housebuilders.”

Brexit has pushed the UK Government into new and uncharted territory, causing political and economic instability, and until Article 50 is triggered the housebuilding sector may stay in limbo. On the other hand, a record half a million homes in England now have planning permission granted, so for many housebuilders its business as usual. Leading PVC-U & PVC-UE building product manufacturer Freefoam are committed to providing help and support with a comprehensive package of specification and supply to ensure projects run smoothly from concept to completion. Freefoam Building Products manufacture and supply the ultimate fit and forget low maintenance PVC-U & PVC-UE product range for the Housebuilder. From fascia and soffit

guaranteed to last for 50 years* to rainwater systems designed to give leak free performance, Freefoam products offer life-long benefits and peace of mind for housebuilders and clients alike. With a CAD

Library, technical accreditation and compliance certification, Freefoam provide products that are ‘specification ready’ -designed and tested to meet exacting standards every time.

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CEDRAL CLICK CREATES A WELSH COASTAL GEM

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Marley Eternit’s Cedral Click has helped create a stunning property in Fishguard, which sits above the estuary of the River Gwaun in Wales. The new property, in the coastal town in Pembrokeshire, is approximately 380m2 and has been built overlooking the harbour of lower Fishguard with stunning views that span across the Irish Sea. The property is a modern two-storey house, which has been clad in Cedral Click to produce a contemporary finish to the coastal home. The property was constructed with a timber frame, supplied by Scandia Hus Architects, and Blue Stone Builders specified Cedral Click due to its ease of installation. Ken Pearson, Project Coordinator at Blue Stone Builders, said: “I have seen other projects that have used Cedral Click and I was really impressed with the finished result. We were contemplating different types of cladding including using half block work, but once the client saw Cedral they wanted to use it across the whole property. “Cedral Click was an ideal solution to clad the timber frame and, in my personal opinion, is one of

the best products to use on this type of frame.” Location was a key factor in the design and build inspiration for the home and, once the plot of land was purchased, Blue Stone Builders worked with the client to determine the best position of the property to get the best views overlooking the coast. Ken added: “With the property being in a coastal location it was really important that we used a product that could stand up against the elements. Cedral is ideal because it is rot resistant and requires little maintenance. “We had a great experience with Marley Eternit. Their expertise played a crucial role in helping us through the decision making process while we were choosing the best way to clad the front of the property.” Cedral Click was fitted in a horizontal style in grey, with matching trims used on the window frames. The finished result was an extremely modern, clean and sharp looking property that complemented its seaside location. Sue Russill, homeowner of the property, added: “We’re delighted with the finished result. Cedral Click looks brilliant, the colour is great and it really blends into the landscape of the seaside location, creating the natural finish we were hoping for.” Cedral Click is a fibre cement weatherboard cladding material that offers installers the flexibility to implement a unique design with a life expectancy of at least 50 years, making it an attractive and durable alternative to other cladding materials. For more information on Cedral, visit www.cedral.co.uk

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Alumasc Rainwater improves lead times across range Leading metal rainwater manufacturer, Alumasc Rainwater, has improved its lead times across its range. Customers now benefit from reduced lead times on its contemporary pressed and extruded aluminium gutters and downpipes and standard Skyline Copings. This follows the recently reduced lead times on Alumasc Rainwater’s Heritage Cast Aluminium range. National Sales Manager Pete Wainer says:

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“Reducing lead times for our Heritage Cast Aluminium, from 10 working days to 7, has proved so popular with customers we’re now offering faster lead times for all our rainwater products. Our Contemporary range in particular is available much quicker than before; with products such as Aqualine Extruded Gutters in a polyester powder-coated finish now available in 12

working days, down from 20. “Improving our lead times is part of an ongoing commitment to provide the best service we can for our merchant and contractor customers,” continues Pete. “This is particularly important at a time where skills shortages are having a major impact on projects.” I enquiry 124 www.mclink.co.uk/947-124

Cembrit Launches Windstopper Extreme in a Blaze of Glory Cembrit, the leading roofing and cladding specialist, is pleased to announce the UK launch of Windstopper Extreme – a new sheathing board that is ideal for a range of uses on UK construction projects. To coincide with the launch, Cembrit tested the board to BS EN 1634-1:2015 / BS 476:22 at the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Cembrit is delighted to report Windstopper Extreme passed the test achieving a one hour fire rating. A sheathing board such as Windstopper Extreme is typically installed behind decorative rainscreen cladding to effectively ’seal’ the internal environment of a building. It is an excellent alternative to cement particle board and has, following the successful fire test, proven fire resistance. Simon Mayes, National Sales Manager, Cladding and Building Boards, for Cembrit

is sure that the architects, specifiers and contractors will appreciate the wide range of benefits that Windstopper Extreme offers: ‘The performance and versatility of Windstopper Extreme make it a noteworthy entrant onto the UK cladding and building board scene. We were already aware of its excellent qualities as a first class sheathing board and to add the one hour fire test on top of that extends the board’s appeal and application potential.’ I enquiry 126 www.mclink.co.uk/947-126

After a two and half days of intense competition at the 2016 Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham, NFRC is delighted to announce the winners of SkillBuild. Congratulations goes to: Gold - William Emerton – Leeds College of Building – Emerton Roofing (Western) Ltd Silver - Sam Blount– St Austell College – Graham Barker Roofing Services Limited Bronze - Andrew Emerton – Leeds College of Building – Emerton Roofing (Western) Ltd Scooping the Highly Commended awards were Lee Dowding of South Wales and South West Roof Training Group (Dylan Faber Roofing), together with Liam Watson from the National Construction College Erith (West Country Tiling). All five individuals were recognised at a Gala

evening ceremony hosted by World Skills UK. I enquiry 125 www.mclink.co.uk/947-125

ROCKWOOL helps one vision housing bring energy efficiency and improved living conditions within reech ROCKWOOL BrickShield® and REDArt™ Silicone external wall insulation systems have been installed as part of major Merseyside refurbishment scheme for One Vision Housing to help transform existing social housing into energy efficient homes. Funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Community Housing (REECH) initiative, the Hornby Flats Estate development in Litherland has resulted in a greatly improved living environment with the funding directly linked to the health and welfare of the As part of the REECH programme, One Vision Housing invested £2.4 million to provide a range of energy efficient benefits, extend the life of the 96 flats and improve living conditions for residents.

A NEW VERANDA ROOF When faced with refurbishing the roof of a farmhouse veranda the P280 structural glazing bar from Birchwood Trading was the perfect product for what transpired to be a fabulous transformation.

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complete with flat gaskets, a 60mm wide screw-on aluminium capping bar complete with flat gaskets, and a screw-fit plastic end plate. An aluminium mechanical end plate (available separately) is recommended when installing glass. The base bar should be fixed to its supports at the top, middle and bottom, the glazing faced up and the capping bar screwed into place. Plastic screw cover caps give a neat finish. Each bar is completed with the use of the push-fit end plate for polycarbonate or mechanical end plate for glass. The P280 glazing bar system is stocked as individual packs in white, brown and mill finish in a range of lengths.

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The original veranda, thought to be at least 60 years old, consisted of a wooden structure mounted on a complex trellis at the front and secured to wooden wall plates running along the front of the house. The old roof was part tiled and part acrylic corrugated translucent sheets which had weathered and were in poor state of repair. The original intention was to replace only the acrylic section of the roof, but on further examination the roof structure in this area was found to be in danger of disintegrating. The decision was made to glaze the entire

roof using the P280 structural glazing bar glazed with 6mm toughened glass, which was supplied by others. Using comprehensive installation instructions all 21 sheets of glass were satisfactorily installed by the owners of the farmhouse. Natural daylight now flows through the glazing and the finished veranda perfectly complements and adds much needed brightness to the traditional farmhouse exterior.

The P280 structural glazing bar system is a two-part, 60mm wide medium span system designed for installing both multiwall and solid polycarbonate as well as glass. When glazing with multiwall polycarbonate it can span up to 3.2m between fixing points and 2.6m when installing solid polycarbonate. If fitting 6mm toughened or laminated glass it can span up to 2.2m. For longer roofs the use of additional intermediate purlins provides extra fixing points. The system is supplied pre-packed which consists of a 60mm wide aluminium base bar

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It’s all about detail for Viking and Apeer They say no masterpiece is complete without a frame and no one proves that more in the world of composite doors than Isle of Man based Viking Glazing Ltd. That frame often includes fully bespoke mouldings, ledges and other traditional features, each one individually hand-made by cofounders John Ogle and George Reekie at the company’s Ballasalla factory. “We only use simple materials like fascia boards and pieces of panelling but the end result is a traditional look that is unique to each customer and looks like the kind of finishing that was often used in traditional houses,” John explained.

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Reynaers nominated in top industry awards

Reynaers has once again been recognised as leading the industry, after receiving two award nominations this month. The aluminium systems company has been put forward for the

prestigious G16 Awards and the Construction Marketing Awards (CMA), which recognise marketing excellence in the built environment. Judges from the CMAs selected Reynaers as a contender for the ‘Best use of advertising’ award. Reynaers designs and supplies aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems to both the commercial and domestic construction markets and its use of testimonials in its advertising this year has made it stand out from competitors. Meanwhile,

Masterline - the latest window system addition to Reynaers’ portfolio – has been nominated for ‘New Product of the Year’ at the G16 Awards. The Masterline window system is a completely new window suite that will be launched next year in the UK. It is destined to set a new benchmark in terms of thermal insulation, weather resistance, security, strength and durability, sustainability, design flexibility, aesthetics, production efficiency, and value for money.

Glazerite installer completes anti-ligature project for specialist Cheadle Hospital

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Double Glazed units now available online with MYGLASSOLUTIONS Glazing installers can now buy top quality DGUs online 24/7 in just a few clicks using the innovative MyGlassolutions service from leading sealed unit manufacturer GLASSOLUTIONS. Using MyGlassolutions is easy and it is perfect for small independent glaziers and self-employed installers. Only a simple one-off registration is needed and, once online, customers can configure

their DGUs to meet their exact specification, get instant quotations, place orders and track their orders in one place. Orders are fulfilled through the established GLASSOLUTIONS sealed unit manufacturing plants and branch network, ready for collection in-branch or delivered to customers as required. I enquiry 131 www.mclink.co.uk/947-131

Hospital benefits from enhanced frame protection

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Impact protection sheet by leading door protection specialists and suppliers, Intastop Ltd, has been commissioned by Bespoke Complete Services Ltd to protect door frames and prevent costly repairs at Northwick Park Hospital which is part of one of the largest integrated care trusts in the UK. Doors frames throughout high

traffic corridors at the primary healthcare facility were continually experiencing unsightly damage

therefore reducing the integrity of the frame meaning costly repairs. Until Bespoke Complete Services selected Intastop and its Impact Protection Sheet to wrap the door frames to offer unrivalled protection along with antibacterial properties, essential in any healthcare environment. I enquiry 132 www.mclink.co.uk/947-132

Dale Hardware announces Jigtech System Range One of the leading distributors of Architectural & Builders door hardware in the UK, Dale Hardware, have accompanied the launch of their Jigtech Pro fitting system with a full range of door furniture, tubular latches & accessories that work perfectly in sync to save fitters time on the job. Having led innovation in the door hardware sector for over 25 years with the development of the popular ‘smart-latch’ & ‘push button privacy’ ranges, the designers at Dale

Hardware identified a gap in the UK market for a NEW standard in door fitting and so started the journey in developing the Jigtech system and the new door range furniture range. The range will accompany the already well-received Jigtech Pro Installation Kit, which is set to transform the door handle and latch fitting world, reducing fitting time from over 25 minutes as standard to under 5 minutes. A saving of 80% in time that benefits both contractors and fitters alike with

Doncaster-based AK Glass and Glazing has recently completed a demanding project at a specialist rehabilitation hospital in Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. Director Ian Gelantly, who was part of the installation team, along with contractors Pacey & Wheatley, explains: “We have worked with Pacey & Wheatley on a number of care home projects over the years, and after supplying a sample of VEKA’s Matrix 70 anti-ligature casement that was supplied by The Glazerite UK Group Limited, we were pleased to win the contract. The approved and proven antiligature handles and window restrictors were fitted externally, and meet the strict specification from Woodhouse for the new hospital unit. I enquiry 133 www.mclink.co.uk/947-133

increased efficiency, resulting in cost savings and increased earning potential respectively. The complementary Jigtech handle range has also been specially designed without wood screws, the handles simply push together using Dale Hardware’s innovative ‘push-fit sleeves’ and locate in one smooth action making fitting even more efficient. The full range of door furniture consists of high quality, contemporary lever designs mounted on Jigtech fast fit roses and are all factory assembled with spindle and rose fitted for quick installation. The new Jigtech door furniture is available in both contract and premium quality and in a variety of modern finishes and colours so perfect for any style. The full range of latches are supplied with a Jigtech spacer and available in a comprehensive array of finishes and colours that perfectly match the handle range in both smart and rectangular forends. Both mechanical and silent action magnetic function can be specified and all versions can supplied with the push button privacy function, for use with Jigtech privacy cover roses. The process of fitting couldn’t be simpler thanks to the Jigtech Pro Installation Kit and complementary door furniture range, which not only saves time and money for fitters but allows freedom of style for clients with the comprehensive range of finishes and colours.

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The Jigtech accessory range includes spare tools, door furniture parts, roses and drill bits.

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VICAIMA EDITORIAL November 2016

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Stand out from the crowd with interior doors from Vicaima

With house builders and refurbishment contractors looking to find products that will set them apart in an ever crowded marketplace and home owners becoming much more demanding and discerning in their choice of living space, its little wonder that the innovative and designer led inspiration offered by Vicaima door products is more sought after than ever before. With the launch of the new 2016/17 Interior Door Selector, Vicaima offer even more to meet the needs of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing. Specifiers a wealth of choice in performance suitability, designer inspiration and cost effective solutions to cater for every budget. Available both in printed format and for download via the Vicaima website, the new 64 page catalogue sets out product

ranges in a clear and concise format. Each section includes quality colour imagery to illustrate the range design potential, together with easy to reference individual door pictures to ensure the chosen door is right for the project. In addition it includes a new

Price Indicator Tool, which enables easy price comparison across different ranges to help find the right solution within a particular budget. Making a first appearance in the Interior Door Selector for 2017 are some

exciting new ranges which demonstrate that interior doors need not be confined to the often seen plain painted doors with little or no imagination. These include Stained Ash veneer with groove designs, horizontally embossed Dekordor 3D with new aluminium inlays, Foil faced visual sensations and a new take on tradition, with the K Range shaker style panel in a wide spectrum of attractive face finishes. As you would expect from such a leading interior door specialist, a comprehensive choice of constructional core options from lightweight hollow core to solid and fire rated doors are offered for most ranges, with each being available in both imperial and metric sizes. The scope and design possibilities make selection easy, with glazed options, extra height dimensions, mobility widths and even a customised section, where you can create a design to suit individual tastes. If this were not enough, the new Interior Door Selector also includes additional information such as technical advice, a guide to performance and even door care. To download your copy of the new 2016/17 Interior Door Selector, visit www.vicaima.com and select brochures, alternatively call 01793 532333 to request a printed copy or for further information. I enquiry 539 www.mclink.co.uk/947-539

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Advanced Recognised by BSI for 10 Years of Standards Excellence in Fire Systems Global fire systems leader Advanced is delighted to announce that it has received an award from

BSI, the business standards company, for 10 years of standards excellence in fire systems. award recognises The Advanced’s role in driving higher standards in the fire industry and its ongoing role in relevant fire standards committees. For example, Advanced was one of the first to adopt EN54-13, a European standard that ensures optimal fire system performance at all times through rigorous third party testing. I enquiry 134 www.mclink.co.uk/947-134

Optima results for Epwin Customer BBH

Following their recent switch to the Profile 22 Optima system, Epwin Group customer BBH Ltd have reported great interest to the new system and one of their busiest year’s yet. Director Graham Norman explains: “We have been with Epwin and Profile 22 for many years now, and forward to looked fabricating the new Optima range. As we all know, technology doesn’t stand still and the industry continues

to evolve and drive forward with the latest advances. And with that in mind, the Optima range certainly didn’t disappoint.” “So far it has been really well received, by both customers that have had Optima installed and also by potential customers that have seen our samples. The new design of the sculptured frame is a lot more modern and the 70mm depth lends a more sleek, strong and slim line look. As always, exceptional performance in energy efficiency and weather protection means the range is even more appealing to homeowners. I enquiry 136 www.mclink.co.uk/947-136

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Universal Trade Frames supplies vertical sliders for Heritage Cottage

The Vertical Slider window system from Spectus Window Systems has been used in a major Welsh coastal cottage renovation

DOORS & WINDOWS INC FIRE PROTECTION project. Supplied by trade fabricator and by Spectus customer, Universal Trade Frames Ltd (UTFL) and installed by Aberystwyth-based installer C&H Windows Glass & Glazing Ltd, the project included ten vertical slider windows in Chartwell Green, as UTFL Director Brian Kruger explains. “Having no reservations about using UPVC as the foiled woodgrain profile mimics timber, the authentic looking Spectus Vertical Slider system was a natural choice in every way. The new windows replaced old, draughty,

REHAU’S AGILA Fire Door now available nationwide REHAU has announced that its AGILA fire door which attracted so much interest at the FIT show is now officially available from a network of fabricators. Barnsley based Euroglaze and Shepley in Manchester have all been fully trained in the manufacture of the doors and have successfully completed their fabrication trials, while Hart & Co in

Skelmersdale will be completing training early in 2017. As a result, REHAU’s specialist commercial sales team are already working with specifiers to win project specifications for the AGILA fire door and installers now have a choice of manufacturers to supply them. Since the FIT show, the AGILA fire door has been fully tested and accredited at Exova BM Trada to a 30 minute fire rating in a full range of configurations including top and sidelight combinations. I enquiry 137 www.mclink.co.uk/947-137

hardwood vertical sliders, and due to the property’s seafront position, weather resistance was a big part of the homeowner’s requirements. Draught-free VS windows are one of the most energy efficient on the market. Recognised as an industry leader not only in its authentic looks, but also its performance and versatility, the Spectus VS window can achieve BFRC ‘A’ Rating, and even up to a maximum ‘A++’ where circumstances require. I enquiry 135 www.mclink.co.uk/947-135

Lumi launch tops 20-year celebration for Joe Roche There was plenty to celebrate when Joe Roche Glass & Glazing invited customers and guests to the opening of its new showroom. The event not only marked 20 years in business for the Co Waterford installer but also its launch as the area’s first dealership for the ultracontemporary Lumi window and door system from Apeer. “It’s a wonderful achievement to have reached 20 years in business,” said Joe after the event, “and we are very fortunate to have Apeer as

such an important part of our supply chain. On the 20-year reaching milestone, we knew it was time to reinvigorate the business so the Lumi window and door system has come at just the right moment for us.”

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Ground Breaking System

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

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

the market today. The design is also in keeping with the hotels minimalist Japanese Interior which echoes the “Byoba” art of Japanese screens. The cladding to the façade below the Rofuto Sky Bar was a palette of Ruukki panels, polished stone rain screen, and Kingspan Benchmark, A. Comar’s interface range of adaptors allowed the Comar 5Pi Advanced Windows to seamlessly integrate with the differing cladding elements. The design detailing of all these elements ensured that the façade had no thermal bridging and will maintain it’s air and water-tight solution. Moving to the base of the building, Comar 6EFT capped curtain walling was used. Comar 6EFT interfaces with the dramatic angled cantilevered entrances. For this element of the face design the detailing and installation had to be precise to ensure that drainage and seals create a future-proof water tight solution. Integrated into

the curtain wall the entrances have to provide both a statement of welcome and ensure uninterrupted access. Often the first experience of a hotel is the entrance, which needs to provide form as well as function. The Comar 7P.i Commercial Door system is one of the most comprehensive on the market today. Sections are robust and offer an ideal solution for high traffic entrances. The doors selected were auto sliding which allow uninterrupted passage into the double storey entrance lobby.

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LIFT YOUR FRONT DOOR UP TO A NEW LEVEL!

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A front door is one of the most used parts of the house. It is the first to greet visitors and a key area that can let in the cold during winter. Garador’s recently launched FrontGuard Plus range of entrance doors has been specifically designed to provide the ultimate in functionality and design for a new generation of modern doors. With FrontGuard Plus, Garador has taken front door weatherproofing and insulation to a new level. The door leaf is filled with 65mm thick high-density polyurethane foam, providing high thermal efficiency with overall U-Values down to 0.87 W/m2k. With a wellengineered design that includes a sturdy aluminium frame with thermal breaks and insulating polyurethane foam built in to eliminate thermal bridges and minimise heat loss. The doors also feature durable, waterproof rubber seals on all four sides of the door panel to keep the weather outside. “Key thermal performance and security issues were considered in the design of this exciting range of front doors,” said Simon Hipgrave, managing director of Garador. “The idea was to break through the traditional designs and styles in entrance door engineering to provide a brand new range of doors with high functionality, simple installation and of course great thermal performance and security.”

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The FrontGuard Plus range can also be fitted to open inwards or outwards and with three way adjustable hinges the door is ready for a quick and easy installation. A five point security locking system comes as standard on all doors and FrontGuard Plus doors in the range are available with RC2 security equipment as an option. The five point locking system includes two swing bolts and two security bolts at the top and bottom of the door, as well as a soft lock latch and locking rod in the middle of the door; all of this combined provides excellent security. These doors can also be supplied with an electric strike plate, which has a day catch mode that won’t let the door get pushed open by a gust of wind, but does allow you to gain access through a firm push of the door. Design of course is a vital aspect, and these doors come in eye-catching modern and contemporary ranges in a choice of colours and wood effect finishes. Each door has been carefully designed to complement both progressive new builds and traditional styling. You can order transom lights to fill a larger opening size and giving a more prestigious effect to the door. Anti-shatter glass windows have been included in some doors to allow in light; these incorporate a sandblasted float glazed effect to maintain privacy. I enquiry 541 www.mclink.co.uk/947-541

Find out more about Garador’s FrontGuard Plus Doors Page 1 at www.garador.co.uk or call 01935 443704.

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SE Controls keeps shoppers safe at Johannesburg’s new Mall of the South dc OS2 controls panels and eight manual control point (MCP) switches. Working closely with smoke control specialist, Curvent international, the system, which also uses roof mounted fans to help vent smoke from the mall, is controlled centrally by a repeater panel located in the main security office to provide additional safety and peace of mind.

The smoke ventilation system at Johannesburg’s recently opened Mall of the South, shopping centre is using SE Controls’ window automation, vents and control panel solutions to ensure it operates perfectly in the event of a fire, allowing smoke-free escape routes to be maintained for shoppers and staff. Designed by Vivid Architects, the 1.8 billion Rand development provides more

than 150 stores and restaurants, covering fashion, jewellery and electronics, as well as a wide range of other luxury goods within the 65,000sq.mtr complex, which also car parking for 3,000. Due to the large open plan areas within the mall and the high volumes of people, effective smoke ventilation is essential to ensure escape routes are kept clear if a fire should occur. As a result, the system uses 62 SE Controls’ vents and 20 of the company’s SECO N 24 40 twin chain actuators, as well as twelve 24 Volt

In the event of a fire, the mall’s smoke sensors trigger SE Controls’ EN12101-2:2003 compliant control panels and chain actuators to automatically open the window and ventilators, allowing smoke to be vented to assist escape. Manual Controls Point (MCP) switches are also incorporated within the design to allow manual actuation of the system. Further information on SE Controls’ products, solutions and projects can be obtained by visiting www.secontrols.com or calling +44 (0) 1543 443060. I enquiry 544 www.mclink.co.uk/947-544

Hart & Co supplies Fire Windows to Salix Homes Hart & Co, the Lancashire based fire window specialist, has worked with Salix Homes to supply PVC-U fire rated windows for nearly 60 flats across its Salford housing stock. An independent fire risk assessment carried out for the social housing provider had identified specific flats opening onto communal areas which required a fire rated window as well as a fire rated door in order to comply with the relevant codes of practice under the Fire Safety Reform Order 2005. Salix Homes turned to Hart & Co for a solution. The REHAU accredited fabricator was able to design and manufacture fixed pane, fire rated windows using the REHAU RAUFERNO system, providing a cost effective, low maintenance and attractive alternative to conventional frames in timber or steel. The REHAU RAUFERNO windows from Hart & Co use the market leading REHAU TOTAL70 PVC-U profile system with an intumescent strip within the specially reinforced frame. This strip expands with heat to offer at least a 30-minute fire rating, complying with the requirements of BS476 Pts 20 and 22. For the Salix Homes properties, largely located across the Beechfarm estate in the Swinton area of Salford, Greater Manchester,

Hart & Co fabricated windows up to 2m wide using separate 1m square fixed light frames joined with an expansion coupler. These replicated the look of the windows with opening lights which had been in place previously. They are double glazed with 4mm float glass on the inside of the sealed unit and pyroshield wired glass on the outside. Hart & Co, based in Skelmersdale, has been fully accredited by REHAU to manufacture the RAUFERNO system, having undergone certified REHAU training. It has a specialist division producing the fire windows (www.firewindows.co.uk) enabling it to respond quickly

to the Salix Homes order. Director Chris Hart said: “A surprising number of private and social housing landlords are unaware of the requirements regarding fitting fire rated windows adjacent to an external fire escape route or in a boundary wall within 1000mm of an adjoining property. We can provide help and advice, as well as manufacturing the windows and providing a list of our preferred installers.” I enquiry 545 www.mclink.co.uk/947-545

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APEER EDITORIAL November 2016

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Patio Door Launch is double show Stopper For Lumi Apeer has proved to be ‘best in show’ twice over with the unveiling of its ultracontemporary Lumi Lift & Slide patio door at Britain and Ireland’s two top Home Improvement events. The launch, at Grand Designs Live, Birmingham, and SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show, Dublin, not only completes the entire Lumi suite – alongside the existing windows, doors, French doors and bi-folds – it also takes Lumi full circle back to the system’s debut at the Grand Designs event in London last year. “It has been a fantastic18 months,” said Asa McGillian, MD of Apeer and creator of the Lumi system, “Demand for the system has kept on growing and we now have an established network of dealerships covering most of Britain and Ireland, not to mention of course winning the Product of the Year trophy in the G15 Awards. “We began with the windows and doors, adding bi-folds soon after but now the addition of the Lumi Lift & Slide door means we have a complete suite of products so there is no application, new-build or retrofit, where a Lumi window or door would not be the ideal choice.” The aluminium-based Lumi Lift & Slide door offers perfect water-tightness, excellent sound reduction and burglar resistance, up to RC2 (WK2), with modular profile insulation that achieves U-values of 1.1 W/m²K. It has a state-of-the-art 50mm insulated triple glazed unit, an 80mm draught free double rebate system with a double gasket seal as standard, making Lumi windows and doors among the most energy efficient on the market. Lumi proved to be as much of a showstopper at this year’s Grand Designs Live as it was at its London debut last year, especially with the introduction of the new Lumi Lift & Slide door. Just a couple of weeks earlier, the SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show in Dublin was the first consumer outing in ROI for the newly extended Lumi system but proved every bit as popular as expected. The Lumi system is the latest range from Apeer, which also includes its Traditional, Contemporary and Modo composite door collections.

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Construction industry remains optimistic despite economic uncertainty says report A new report has revealed that Directors and CEOs in the glazing industry are optimistic for the future despite uncertainty surrounding the economy following Brexit. The State of the Economy and Construction Market Report 2016 provides an insight into the current landscape of the construction market and highlights expectations for the future. Newview Windows & Conservatories commissioned Insight Data to manage the process and questioned 15,000 installers, house builders and architects. The survey started with questions on the economy and its prospects. 21% of those surveyed said they expected it to improve in 2016,

compared to 48% who expect it to worsen. 31% said they expect the economy to remain the same. The majority of respondents said that the recent exit from the European Union had dampened expectations and created a higher more than half (52%) of level of uncertainty in the economy respondents answered they were overall. ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ confident. 21% remain neutral and 27% felt When quizzed on their expectations ‘not very’ or ‘not at all’ confident. for the glazing industry in the short term, results were, again, less than In terms of which markets will encouraging. 31% said they expect drive growth, 52% of respondents the construction market to grow in predict that 2016 against 38% who said growth retrofitting/refurbishment projects will slow this year. will be the biggest growth market. This is a reaction to slowing growth However, this negativity in the in the residential market as a result industry has been eclipsed by long- of planning delays. term optimism. When asked how confident they are in the growth of Respondents also had a positive the industry in the next five years, outlook on their business’s

Wrightstyle and retail safety Wrightstyle is a specialist steel and aluminium glazing company and supplies its fire-rated systems internationally. Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks at safety in the retail sector.

retail sector can be complacent about security. It’s worth remembering that the outgoing Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said very recently that a terrorist attack like those seen this year in continental Europe is “likely”.

It’s approaching that time of year when shops and shopping centres will experience their busiest period, and when nobody in the

Indeed, new Security Minister Ben Wallace has already held talks with the managers of stadiums and shopping centres to review

performance going forward. 62% of those surveyed predict an increase in sales, compared to 34% who expect a decrease; with 52% forecasting an increase in profits and 38% expecting a decline.

remains to be seen – and whether we will enter another recession – but ultimately like in any difficult economic period this robust industry will find a way to achieve growth and create employment.”

Michele Wietscher, Commercial and Finance Director at Newview, comments: “The results of the survey show that although there will inevitably be uncertainty in the economy following Brexit there is also optimism and a willingness to invest.

For further information visit: www.newview-homes.co.uk

“The longer lasting impact of Brexit

security. And, according to Europol, the EU law enforcement agency, some 103 terror attacks were carried out, planned, or foiled in Britain in 2015. Government guidance on counter-terrorism is that ‘as the level of risk varies, counterterrorism protective security measures should be proportionate to the risk of terrorist attack to which the building or place is exposed.’ For building designers, perhaps unused to the new realities of enhanced security, there are architectural liaison officers (ALOs) to whom they can turn. They can be contacted through: www.securedbydesign.com Further advice can be taken from counterterrorism security advisers (CTSAs), who devise appropriate protective plans for sites vulnerable to terrorist attack. They can be contacted through local police forces or at nactso@btconnect.com CTSAs will also advise on whether a project requires counter-terrorism measures. A fuller explanation of government thinking can be found at www.security.homeoffice.gov.uk

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The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) trains and supports CTSAs and its website has useful guidance for designers and managers of a range of public places – from bars to cinemas, and from hotels to shopping centres. NaCTSO is also there to raise awareness of the importance of designing in counter-terrorism security measures from the earliest design stages. Basically, counter-terrorism strategies must be considered for any venue where large

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numbers of people may congregate. The Home Office’s definition is ‘a location or environment to which members of the public have access that may be considered potentially liable to terrorist attack by virtue of its crowd density.’ That definition includes outdoor areas such as parks or squares. Determining a proportionate response depends on the use or uses that building or space is being designed for, or the organisations to be based there, and reaching judgements requires a strategic approach involving everyone from the architect to the local authority. That concept of proportionality is important, because counter-terrorism measures can be costly and impact on the design process. Conversely, proportionality allows for a sensible assessment of risk. That assessment is reached by all stakeholders at the design stage, and involving government security agencies and the local counter-terrorism security adviser. It will place the proposed building into one of four risk categories: High, Medium-high, Medium, or Low. There are, of course, a whole range of protective design measures that can be built in – from landscaping to prevent vehicle access to aesthetic but vehicle-hostile street furniture, from roads layout to staircases to give stand-off distances from explosive attack.

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QB3, is a simple building, on one level. Its only 18m² which is highly energy efficient, with its NorDan Passivhaus standard triple glazed windows, air source heat pumps, moving walls and everything else you would expect in such an incredible building.

Energy efficiency in a very small home – for the future

Dr Mike Page, director of Cube Project, is Reader in Psychology, and Head of Research Centre in Psychology and Sport Sciences at University of Hertfordshire.

The latest development of the Cube Project - QB3 has appeared on Channel 4 t elevision in George Clarke’s Amazing spaces with its NorDan passivhaus standard windows. The building was designed by Dr Mike Page of the University of Hertfordshire.

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to access the washing machine and shower area, and the bedroom shelving can also be easily moved to create more space in the bedroom. The moveable walls were developed by Europes leading storage system company, Bruynzeel, who develop and manufacture traditional storage systems used in university libraries and museums for archives. Heating is provided by two air source heat pumps, one set in the hot water tank.

He says: “ QB3, is a development of an idea that we first explored in a building for Channel 4’s Gadget Man. We originally set out to build a home with an internal size no bigger than 4 x 3 x 3 metres, in which 2 people could live a comfortable modern existence, with a minimum impact on the environment. This was the original “Cube”. It took up a smaller footprint and was easily transported and built on site. QB3 can be supplied with solar photovoltaic panels and a green roof, which would make it energy neutral over a one year period.” The post and beam structure has been developed jointly with Bolton Buildings who also supply the QB3. The outer structure can be assembled and water tight within four hours, with the rest – inner / outer walls, windows, doors,

insulation, electrics going up to completion within 3 – 4 days. The building is easily transported by road and sited. It is appropriate for wherever a static caravan would be permitted. Dr Mike Page, the designer and developer of this innovative

building says:” this construction is ideal for boomerang kids, for use as a holiday home, emergency accommodation or for workers located remotely for a job.” NorDan supplied triple glazed top swing timber window and a 3 handled “Stormguard” picture window with thermally broken

frame to increase energy efficiency, along with the glazed entrance door. Inside the building has a full size bed, energy efficient kitchen with induction hob, A+++fridge and moveable walls which enable the maximum use of the space. The kitchen wall can be “wound” back

QB3 was featured at this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival in St Andrews Square. You can see more at www.cubeproject.org.uk and a video clip explanation. www.nordan.co.uk I enquiry 549 www.mclink.co.uk/947-549

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QUICKSLIDE EDITORIAL

QUICKSLIDE It’s the Law: Make It Secure Document Q of the Building Regulations is now in full force and builders and specialist installers are now obliged to fit windows and doors that offer minimum standards of security in new residential projects. You can be sure if you choose the right supplier, says Michael Connor** The government is determined to reduce opportunistic crime by improving the levels of security afforded by the windows and doors that are installed in our homes, in both newly built and converted properties such as barns undergoing conversions into residences. To do so the Building Regulations have been updated through the introduction of ‘Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings), which came into effect just over one year ago, and which is now mandatory on all new and conversion residential work. Under the new standards, all new doors and windows should be made to a design that has been shown, by test, to meet the security requirements of PAS24:2012 (or other standards that meet or exceed PAS24:2012). The PAS24:2012 standard means all doors and windows have to meet a cylinder and hardware attack test and comply with European security measures to make homes less vulnerable.

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If you are installing windows and doors you are compelled therefore to comply with the Building Regulations of course but actually simply by buying your products from carefully assessed sources you can do so without risk or disappointing your customers. However, it does no harm to have a working knowledge of the regulatory standards and, actually, those that count in terms of both impressing your customers and selecting

products that are going to perform well. First, an overview of Approved Document Q: Essentially it is designed to place an emphasis on window and door security in new and existing residences to resist physical attack by opportunistic or casual burglars. Document Q insists that this will be achieved by windows and doors being sufficiently robust in their construction and fitted with appropriate hardware. It applies to ‘all easily accessible doorsets (including garage doorsets and communal entrance doorsets) that provide access into a dwelling or into a building should be secure doorsets’. With relevance to composite doors a ‘secure doorset’ is one that has been ‘shown by test’ to meet the security standards of British Standards publication PAS 24:2012. As well as having to pass a number of attack tests using various tools PAS 24 compliant doors must also fulfil a number of other design criteria. Letter plates meeting the requirements of the Door and Hardware Federation’s (DHF) technical specification TS 008:2012 have been shown to protect against the attacks mentioned above. The main doors for entering a dwelling (usually the front door) should have a door viewer unless other means exist to see callers, such as clear glass within the door or a window next to the doorset. The same

doorset should also have a door chain or door limiter. Installation is covered in Document Q: Frames should be mechanically fixed to the structure of the building in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Lightweight framed walls should incorporate a resilient layer to reduce the risk of anyone breaking through the wall and accessing the locking system. The resilient layer should be timber sheathing at least 9mm thick, expanded metal or a similar resilient material. The resilient layer should be to the full height of the door and 600mm either side of the doorset. Ground floor, basement and other easily accessible windows are similarly covered by PAS 24:2012. Choosing the right supplier With tight margins in an increasingly competitive market the temptation to buy on price is overwhelming for a number of installers. As with all other aspects of the Building Regulations contravening Document Q – buying windows and doors on the cheap without confirmed certification – may result in prosecution. For the property owner they will be left with a building that they will be unable to sell, when searches reveal that

these elements do not comply with the Building Regulations. The solution is simple: buy from a reputable, well established manufacturer. Prices even from the very best door and window manufacturers have never been more competitive to the point where taking a chance and buying from a ‘backstreet’ producer will save very little financially, but will come with enormous risks. Quickslide complies as a minimum with product and manufacturing regulatory and voluntary standards, including Document Q and Secured by Design, applied to the vast majority of our products where appropriate. The company controls all processes in the production of a range of sliding sash and casement windows, residential composite, bi folding and sliding patio doors at its own factories in Yorkshire. All of its processes and systems are completely transparent and the company’s personnel are trained not only to fully understand the company’s products and their related certification requirements, but also to offer specification and installation advice to all of its customers. In fact Quickslide will supply evidence of our products’ PAS24 compliance where appropriate, which can significantly reduce self-certification paperwork for installers. * Michael Connor, MD at Quickslide I enquiry 536 www.mclink.co.uk/947-536

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A cut above

Saw blade and hand tool specialist Starrett took its demo kit to a demonstration event for apprentice students at Llandrillo College in North Wales. The twoday event was held on November 7 and 8, 2016 and saw the company’s tech support team demonstrate Starrett’s tools and saws to an assembly of full-time students and apprentices from the plumbing, joinery, electrical and marine departments of the college. The event included practical demonstrations from Starrett’s experts, as well as opportunities for the apprentices to practice using the tools themselves. The company’s extensive range of power tool accessories and hand tools includes thousands of robust and durable products that are the ideal choice for apprentices and students hoping to embark on a trade career. The objective of the event was to provide the apprentices of Llandrillo College with valuable trade insight to complement their academic studies and practical work placements.

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uvex safety group expands global reach with the acquisition of a substantial interest in HexArmor® The uvex safety group announced today that it has acquired a substantial interest in U.S. based HexArmor®. This strategic investment in HexArmor® significantly expands the uvex safety group presence in the Western Hemisphere. In 1993, uvex Winter Holding, parent of the uvex safety group, sold its U.S. business including the trademark rights in the Americas. “In light of this, we are delighted to return to the world’s most important industrial health and safety market after 20 years,” says Michael Winter,

Managing Partner of the uvex group. Stefan Brueck, CEO of the uvex safety group, explains: “The strategic partnership with HexArmor® provides the ideal platform to promote our innovative product solutions to customers in the Western Hemisphere as well. HexArmor® is a trusted partner for safety professionals and workers across North America and the HexArmor® brand represents innovation and high-performance in hand protection, a perfect platform for the uvex safety group in the Americas.

Impact supplies Polypipe with multicoloured forklift fleet

ITS is proud to announce Freddie Lee as the youngest ever British pickup truck champion! ITS, the power tool and hand tool specialists, has supported the young racer’s tour this year, and what a year it has been. After competing in 26 rounds across the country, Freddie topped the leader board in style; breaking his own personal best, even with a weight restriction

Impact has supplied longstanding customer Polypipe with a fleet of 17 new multi-coloured Cat® lift trucks, tailoring the specifications to match the piping specialist’s exacting requirements. Polypipe turned to Impact, the UK’s sole Cat® Lift Trucks distributor, to provide a fleet of 17 new 2.5-tonne diesel-powered forklift trucks, one power pallet truck and an industrial sweeper for its Doncaster headquarters. Prior to delivery, Polypipe briefed Impact to re-spray the rear of each forklift one of three different colours – a strategy the customer uses to identify at a glance which department a truck belongs to. The forklifts have also been specified with a mix of KooiReachforks for double-deep stacking duties and spreader forks

Makita introduce ‘unique’ drywall cutter

for being too fast! It comes as no surprise considering his achievements being the first racer to win both PRO1 and PRO2 championship and Rockingham super pole champion. For more info on ITS involvement with Motorsport visit http://www.its.co.uk/itsracing I enquiry 147 www.mclink.co.uk/947-147

Cutter drives the orbiting blade up to 6,000 strokes per minute with depth adjustment from 9mm to 30mm depth of cut. This depth is adjusted by a screw clamp mechanism and the accuracy is beneficial when plunge cutting into board to avoid contact with cables or pipes. A fixed base plate keeps the cutter stable and protects the material from scratches and damage. The angle of the base

plate, in relation to the motor body and soft-grip handle, gives excellent machine control and balance and therefore provides accurate manoeuvrability and easy overhead operation. The orbital action of the blade and the flat base plate achieves high accuracy for straight line cutting and in plunge operations very accurate square corners can be achieved for electrical box installations. Powered by a single 18v Lithium-Ion battery, with fuel gauge, the DSD180 Drywall Cutter is controlled by a variable speed trigger, has a useful LED job light and weighs just 1.9kg. I enquiry149 www.mclink.co.uk/947-149

Irwin 45 piece Professional Tool Kit

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Irwin products have been tried and trusted by generations of craftsmen and construction workers, and this comprehensive kit provides virtually all of the most commonly used tools. Iconic brands feature prominently from the pair of Quick-Grip one handed clamps, to Marples chisels and a genuine Record block plane. The kit also includes a top of the range Jack saw, Vise-Grip locking wrenches, pliers and waterpump pliers. Also included are a set of the famous 6X auger bits, a set of multi-drills and a hi-tension professional hacksaw. All of this and more is supplied with the heavy-duty Irwin wide-mouth toolbag. I enquiry 151 www.mclink.co.uk/947-151

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Freddie Lee – Pickup Truck Champion 2016!

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Makita has launched a cordless drywall cutter that uses the orbiting blade principal from a jigsaw while achieving a far superior straight line accuracy for cutting plasterboard or wood panels, either as loose stock or when installed to create access apertures for electrical switches or water system connections. Makita is unaware of any similar product available on the world power tool market. The new Makita DSD180 LXT Drywall

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Trend Routing Technology support the apprentices

Trend have been very proud this year to continue supporting the apprentice market. All Skillbuild regional heats were supported with goody bags, product giveaways and

for carrying pipes up to six metres in length. Each forklift has also been kitted out with OptaFleet Advanced Fleet Management Systems to monitor truck performance and ensure optimum usage. Steve Watkin, Dispatch Manager at Polypipe’s Doncaster site, says: “Impact’s support has been phenomenal. They helped us specify precisely the right trucks and took on board all of the modifications we needed. We trust Impact implicitly with our fleet and have done for as long as I can remember.”

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expert advice from BBC carpenter of the year Tibby Singh. November saw the conclusion of the 2016 Skillbuild event where Trend and Tibby Singh made a special presentation to all finalists. SkillBuild Judge Tibby Singh, adds; "Trend have been very supportive to SkillBuild for many years and this year Trend were very generous to provide giveaways across the regional heats and final. The students appreciated the support and using Trend's excellent products" I enquiry 150 www.mclink.co.uk/947-150

Get into shape with the Hitachi Power Tools CJ160V Jigsaw If your work demands you cut curved or intricate shapes, then look no further than the versatile CJ160V Jigsaw from Hitachi Power Tools. With its powerful 800W five stage variable speed motor and constant speed control, the new Jigsaw makes light work of cutting through both wood and mild steel, while the reduced vibration of auto speed mode, low friction fluorine coated base and soft grip handle make the tool comfortable and secure to use. The CJ160V Jigsaw has a onetouch sub base which ensures smoother curve cutting, as well as a four stage orbital action, making it simple to operate and easier to

achieve accurate complex shapes. The LED spotlight and dust blower guarantees the cut line is always visible, whatever the situation, and the splinter guard ensures top cut quality.

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TREND EDITORIAL

Attention carpenters, shop-fitters & joiners there is a product now on the market that can make your life easier. Whether its scribing skirting boards, dado rails or any other mouldings, there are no excuses for leaving any gaps. It’s now the responsibility of the trade, such as painters and decorators, to cover up poor workmanship. Tibby Singh has many years of experience in scribing by hand and he sometimes wished he could go faster, expecially when he has hundreds of metres of skirting to fit. Upon unboxing Trend’s Scribe Master Pro Scribbling Jig, he states that his initial thought was that it looked like a complex bit kit. However, as soon as he looked closer he quickly realised what each component of the tool was for. The Jig itself comes fully assembled, so you dont need to waste any time assembling it together.

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There are four simple steps before you’re fitting the skirting to the wall. Firstly, you simply place an off-cut of your material into the setup area. Secondly, you push the combs against the surface of the off-cut using the comb alignment tool to recreate your profile. Once aligned you slightly tighten the knobs and flip the combs over, into the cutting position. Finally you make that final cut, running the router against the profile.

All this just takes a couple of minutes, with the final cutting step taking about 15 seconds of these. This means that once the jig has been set up on one profile, you can create the same scribe over and over again in no time, without leaving any gaps. This sounds good in an ideal world, but bet it doesn’t work out of square walls that aren’t plumb or doing a leading edge or a back cut? However, the answer to all of these is yes, it does. The Scribe Master Pro doesnt see anything as a problem. For example, you could scribe any two different skirting boards together. By hand it would be near enough impossible to scribe in torus skirting into a ovolo skirting. However, the way the Scribe Master Pro is designed and set up. Its just as easy as scribing any other two pieces together. Another example where it sees no difference is the material that’s being scribed - its just another piece of wood. Anyone who’s tried to scribe hardwoods would agree that its much harder to cut and scribe, yet it needs to be more accurate if its going to be stained. The Jig is constructed from a high pressure laminate, making it very durable yet light. It also has thermal properties that ensure each component slides over each other regardless of it being too hot ot too cold.

The combs, nuts and bolts are all stainless steel, so they’ll never see a crust of rust. With the use of 1/4in. router bit and a 30mm router guide bush, you can cut boards up to 195mm tall and 32mm thick. Quick and accurate method to scribe skirting and dado rails using a router. • Cuts precise scribes in just 15 seconds using a medium duty router with a 30mm guide bush fitted. • Fully variable, cuts left and right hand scribes. • Up to ten times faster than manual scribes. • Up to 195mm tall boards and m maximum 32mm thickness. • Min length of component is 300mm. • Scribes profiles into kitchen plinths. • Scribes warped boards accurately. • Can be used on out-of-plumb walls. • Includes HSS 4mm spiral 1/4-inch shank router cutter and comb aligning tool. • Made from High Pressure Laminate for stability. • Requires a medium or heavy duty plunge router. • Patent No. GB2441513. • A Unibase may be required for certain makes and models of router. I enquiry 553 www.mclink.co.uk/947-553

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Brand New Range of Cobalt Holesaws January 2017 Clear-Cut performance. Abracs Abrasives are re-launching their range of premium quality Holesaws. The addition of 8% cobalt to the metal alloy Increases product strength, durability and performance, making this new range really tough on materials, as well as tough to beat. Suitable for use on a wide range of applications and outperforming any standard construction Holesaws. Manufactured with high speed variable pitch teeth for fast and clean cutting.

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Abracs Cobalt Hole Saw come individually packaged & contain full information on correct speeds, applications, fitting instructions and safety guidelines. The extensive range comprises of Holesaws from 14-152mm, Holesaw kits designed for plumbers and electrician applications as well as a full range of accessories. Get in touch with the Abracs team for more details and to find a stockist near you. +44(0)1904 789997 www.abracs.com

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CanTrack has launched a new pocket sized device that enables soletraders to meet their ‘duty of care responsibilities’ to themselves.

Introducing the NEWEST Working Clothes that will fit your winter workdays - in Snickers’ latest 48 page FREE magazine. You’ll find all need to know about the world’s most innovative range of working clothes, the only one that will your fit your workday on site - all winter long. There’s advice on choosing the right Work Trousers and Jackets to suit your trade – RUFFWork, LITEWork, FLEXIWork and ALLROUND workwear. They’re working clothes that deliver superb functionality, comfort, protection and are equipped for any task at hand. Whatever trade you’re in, there’s something precisely for you in the Snickers range –Trousers, Jackets, Tool Vests, Shirts, Underwear, Accessories and Tool Carriers. Complimented by Snickers Profiling and Embroidery services and the UK’s most extensive range of garment sizes, Snickers’ Workwear System delivers the ultimate solution to make every man and woman’s workday easier and safer.

Developed to provide a new level of safety and security for workers in remote, tough and potentially hazardous environments CanTrack People

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delivers continuous and accurate real-time location, an SOS alert to mobile phones, intelligent fall detection and more. The construction industry has made progress in reducing accidents but workers in building and construction still have 55% more accidents than average. With employers, including sole-traders, having a duty of care to provide a ‘safe working environment’ in all circumstances CanTrack believes that ‘People’ will become a ‘must-have’ safety device. The CanTrack People device is self-contained and water proof, the size of a car key fob. CanTrack People is supplied with a USB charging dock for convenience and charging takes only 60-70 minutes. The device is fitted with a SIM card which allows voice communication in emergencies with any one of three pre-set ‘phone numbers. This allows sole-traders to contact family members in an emergency who can then notify the emergency services with an accurate location. CanTrack people stops a drama becoming a crisis by getting help to an injured worker fast! I enquiry 141 www.mclink.co.uk/947-141

Scruffs Expedition Thermo Softshell

New for this Autumn/Winter 2016, Scruffs has expanded its Expedition range to include the Scruffs Expedition Thermo Softshell Jacket. Outdoor protection and comfort is essential, and this new jacket uses a body mapped design to ensure just that. The unique body-mapping system balances insulation to protect against challenging weather conditions, and it gives you the freedom of movement where you need it most. The ultra durable outdoor jacket comes with secure zip pockets, zip thru fastening and velcro adjustable cuffs for added comfort. A padded 3M Thinsulate™ lining adds core warmth, and the softshell sleeves and breathable underarm panels help to regulate body temperature without restricting you on site.

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Introducing the latest innovation from leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie; the timber frame panel closer, or TFPC. This useful connector provides the quickest and most accurate way of drawing together timber frame panels and eliminating gaps – and that’s important, because those gaps contribute to air leakage and insulation issues. The TFPC features an angled plate which guides a structural screw (included) into the adjacent timber frame panels at precisely the angle necessary to pull them together to form an air tight bond, with the added benefit that it won’t damage the substrate. The special design of the screw cinches the panels together and gives 3kN of shear capacity – keeping them that way. Simpson StrongTie Timber Frame expert Fraser Pilkington

explains: “It seems such a simple solution, but we put a great deal of thought into making it easy to use, with no room for error. The combination of the guide plate and screw achieves exactly that”. The TPFC is supplied as a kit, which includes the guide plate, structural screw and two square twist nails. Search TFPC at www.strongtie.co.uk for a demonstration video as well as performance data and installation advice. I enquiry 143 www.mclink.co.uk/947-143

PASMA Instructors invited to explore tower safety Leading supplier of BoSS access towers, Youngman recently supported PASMA’s Tower Safety Week by providing a practical CPD training session for instructors about its product ranges. The CPD presentations allowed course instructors to learn more about the benefits and advantages of the BoSS range. Over 10 PASMA trainers attended the hands-on event, held at Youngman’s Maldon facility, and the presentation covered the importance of keeping safe and using the right access towers that are required for the job. Stuart Van Dort, Division Manager for Youngman, comments: “We were proud to host and showcase our products at this training session during what is such an important week for the industry. Helping support instructors is key to ensuring that users know exactly how to work safely with access towers.” Youngman has an extensive range of access towers including those deisgned for use in confined spaces such as lift shafts and stairwells as well as the Zone 1 tower, which is design for use in special environments. All its access towers meet EN1004:2004, which is the European standard for mobile access and working towers, and range from 2.5m to 8m for external use and 12m for internal use. I enquiry 144 www.mclink.co.uk/947-144


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TOOLS, SITE EQUIPMENT & SAFETY

JSP launch VisiliteTM Fibre Optic Illumination system for Evolution® Helmets JSP Ltd has launched a unique new lighting system for their Industrial Safety helmets called the VisiliteTM. This fibre optic lighting system has been developed as a method of increasing worker visibility without dazzling colleagues in close proximity.

The VisiliteTM has tough ABS casings making it highly durable to withstand knocks and scrapes. It is easy to fit to the JSP Evo range of Helmets –clips slide onto the front sides and rear of the helmet to keep it in place allowing fibre optic light to shine all around the helmet.

needs and is visible up to 50M. LED lights shine low level light down the fibre optic which is refracted by the engraved logos on the flexible optic strip. The unit is USB rechargeable, comes with a Micro USB cable and can be charged whilst fitted to the helmet.

The VisiliteTM offers three lighting modes – static, fast flash or slow flash to suit the user’s

JSP’s Research and Department team commented that the VisiliteTM has been

developed in reaction to certain customers who wanted to draw attention to their Construction workers to keep them visible on site and when they are travelling back and forth to their working area. More information is available from www.jsp.co.uk, by emailing uksales@jsp.co.uk or calling +44 (0)1993 826050. I enquiry 560 www.mclink.co.uk/947-560

General, new residential and remodelling contractors will appreciate the simple set up and Aaccurate layout for basements concrete slab and decks.

Leica DISTO D2 (BT) High Accuracy Laser Distance Measurer Measure on site with the handy Leica D2 (BT) and produce plans on your smartphone or tablet with the free DISTO sketch app. Range: 100m Accuracy: 1.5mm

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INTERPAVE EDITORIAL November 2016

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INNOVATIONS WITH SUDS & HARD LANDSCAPE Precast concrete paving is at the heart of three innovative sustainable drainage (SuDS) schemes designed by Robert Bray Associates, featured in an important new case study from the trade body Interpave. The re-developed Civic Centre and Library in Bromsgrove includes a landscape project for courtyards, access, parking and other areas around the building complex. Here, a fully infiltrating SuDS scheme uses concrete block and flag permeable paving alongside grass and planted areas, optimised by orifice flow controls, to manage rainfall on the site. All rainwater storage is at the surface within landscape features or underground within a voided stone sub-base below the paving. A similar approach is taken at the new Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre with infiltrating permeable paving. But, in addition, surface water runoff from roofs and other areas is slowed by collection and conveyance in a series of precast concrete channels and rills also used for education and play, then stored in open basins, a pond and storage swales before controlled release to the neighbouring stream. The Australia Road urban renewal project in White City, London introduces the innovative concept of concrete block permeable paving as a thin overlay to existing streets. The permeable paving overlay simply replaces a tarmac road surface, over the original road base. The same concrete blocks, with a 2-6mm grit bedding layer and jointing material, as used in permeable pavements generally are here installed over a geo-composite conveyance sheet. This transports water horizontally, on an impermeable membrane covering the road base. Water is removed without gulleys, attenuated and treated within the paving, then released horizontally via stainless steel slots into raingardens. Finally, orifice flow control chambers manage discharge to the combined sewer. Thus, rainfall remains within the SuDS landscape until storms have passed and the sewer can deal with water again. The new case study covering all three projects is freely available to download via www.paving.org.uk where you can also request regular e:Bulletin updates from Interpave.

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SIKA SARNAFIL EDITORIAL

Sika Sarnafil branches out with unique Garden Room Project In possibly the only building of its kind in the UK, Sika Sarnafil single ply membrane has been used to waterproof a garden room with a live tree growing through it. Hackney-based architect, Andrew Leckenby, specialises in working with private clients to improve their homes. But when it came to extending his family home, Andrew became his own client. Living in an urban area meant imagination was required to increase his living area. Deciding to make the most of his home’s outdoor space, Andrew settled on a garden room. However, the rear of the garden contained a beautiful false acacia tree, which he did not want to remove. Thinking outside the box, Andrew drew up plans for a room that would incorporate the tree, making it the focal point of the space. Andrew explained: “There are countless examples of trees being integrated with architecture – but these are generally found in countries where it doesn’t rain quite as much! To be able to achieve the same effect in the UK, we needed a roofing membrane that was flexible enough to allow the tree to sway and grow, as well as being durable enough to keep the building watertight.” Andrew had specified Sika Sarnafil on many extensive commercial projects during his career working with larger architectural practices, so knew that the product would meet his requirements. “Faced with a challenging roof design, I instantly thought of Sika Sarnafil. As the

industry leading single ply membrane, after decades of specifying it for corporate clients, I was confident that I could trust its quality and durability. In addition, Sarnafil’s Registered Contractor scheme allowed me to identify an installer that had the training and experience to do the job – essential for detailing of this nature.” The finished article is a striking, yet homely multi-functional space, used as a garden room that extends the summer season, a home office – and not to mention a unique sleepover location for Andrew’s son. A member of the Sika Sarnafil technical team inspected the project once complete and awarded a 15 year guarantee on the roof. The low maintenance membrane means Andrew only has to check the waterproofing once a year to ensure the detailing around the tree is still sound. A small price to pay, says Andrew, for such a fantastic family space. For more information on Sika Sarnafil’s products and services, call 01707 394444, email sarnafilroofing@uk.sika.com or visit http://gbr.sarnafil.sika.com. Visit the Leckenby Architecture website http://www.leckenbyarchitecture.com/ for more details on Andrew Leckenby’s architectural design and consultancy services.

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EXTERNAL WORKS & DRAINAGE November 2016

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Maintenance and Inspection Critical for Cornwall Highway Soakaways Managing highway surface water runoff as part of a much-needed development of affordable housing in rural Cornwall, UK has been assured with a Stormbloc® geocellular soakaway system from Hydro International. Maintenance and regular inspection were key considerations in a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) that required two soakaways to be built to manage surface water from Bassett Road as part of Coastline Housing’s 49-home development in the village of North Country near Redruth. As the ground conditions in Cornwall are usually favourable for infiltration of excess surface water, Cornwall Council promotes the use of soakaways as the preferred option for surface water drainage in the county. Consultant Engineers Nijhuis H2OK Ltd specified Stormbloc® with a Stormbloc® Inspect system to ensure

regular inspection and maintenance of the soakaways and comply with local authority highways and drainage guidance with a view to adoption by the council. Stormbloc® Inspect’s inspection chambers and access tunnels in the soakaways are fully integrated within the modular block system to ensure simple installation and connection to the surface water drainage system, as well as easy access for ongoing maintenance. I enquiry 153 www.mclink.co.uk/947-153

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UltraCrete Kerb and Patch Repair is a two-component rapid repair mortar ideal for the reinstatement of small areas such as trip hazards, kerbs and steps where prompt access is required. This high strength patch and kerb repair mortar can be opened to traffic in just 2 hours and can be used between depths of 10-100mm. It achieves a compressive strength of 50N/mm² at 28 days and is supplied in 10kg contractor friendly tubs. For further information on UltraCrete Kerb and Patch Repair and other products from UltraCrete’s range of highway maintenance, road and pothole repair products, call us now on +44 (0) 1827 871871 or email ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk.

November 2016

EXTERNAL WORKS & DRAINAGE

Best Selling “Floor Mounted Pump Station” gets a “Major” Update The DrainMajor is Aldermaston based Pump specialists Pump Technology’s best selling waste water and hot water, floor mounted pump system. It now has a completely new and re-designed tank. Custom manufactured from Polyethylene, the new tank (which, by the way, is recyclable at the end of its working life) features a sealed lid that can be simply removed via four screws for easy service and maintenance access. It is extremely tough and rugged and, unlike many other waste water pumping systems, has been specially designed to withstand hot water from combination ovens, washing machines, glass washers, dishwashers or commercial sinks. The interior has been built to take a range of pumps, making it an extremely flexible option for offices, schools, shops, pubs, restaurants, factories, hospitals and warehouses.

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Haymarket Transport Hub – Newcastle upon Tyne Nexus, the Passenger Transport Executive for Tyne and Wear who own and operate the Tyne and Wear rapid transport system have established a partnership with Closegate Developments Limited, acting on behalf of 42nd Street Realty Limited for the redevelopment of the Haymarket Metro Station to create a new landmark building 'The Hub'.

The Haymarket Hub has rejuvenated this historical northern gateway into Newcastle City Centre. The exciting design of the 'Metro Station' space has provided new leisure, commercial and retail opportunities and reemphasises the area's importance as a major gateway to the city centre of Newcastle. Some 120 metres of RECYFIX® STANDARD with locked, perforated stainless steel gratings were install to drain the concourse around the building.

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AWMS nominated for two Construction Marketing Awards 2016 Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMA). Finalists in the categories ‘Best Product Launch’ and ‘Best use of Press and Public Relations”, AWMS is delighted to be selected in the only awards to recognise marketing excellence in the construction industry. The nomination for ‘Best Product Launch’ is based on the successful launch of Filcoten – the world’s first lightweight concrete channel drainage system from Gatic Civil Drainage – an AWMS brand. In addition, AWMS’ ‘Turning talk into action’ water management campaign secured a place in the short list for ‘Best Use of PR’. AWMS Marketing Manager, Ben Green says: “Being shortlisted in two categories in the CMAs is fantastic news. We’re proud of our unique integrated approach to managing water in the built environment. Our four sub-brands, Skyline; Alumasc Rainwater; Harmer Building Drainage and Gatic Civil Drainage work together to provide one simple solution in water management, from rain to drain.” I enquiry 157 www.mclink.co.uk/947-157


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Pressed is best! Are you still reaching for the solder? You could be saving yourself time and money by choosing pressing alternatives that are easy to install and provide a more versatile solution for some trickier applications. Antony Corbett, Product Manager for Geberit provides a guide to installing Geberit Mapress.

with no cooling times required; a particular benefit in buildings where downtime must be kept to a minimum, such as in public buildings or work places. With our state-of-the-art training academy in Warwick offering free Geberit Mapress training, it is easy to master.

For jobs where hot works could pose a fire risk, or in tight spaces (often both are the case when working in a loft, for example) solder in particular is not ideal. Time consuming and requiring a reasonable level of skill, most of the time, pressing could offer a quicker and easier solution.

Apart from ease of installation, pressing is also fail safe, with unpressed joints identified during the leak test, meaning no risk of leaving a customer with faulty pipework. Geberit Mapress is available in a range of materials and diameters, to suit a variety of applications; Copper, Stainless steel, Carbon steel, and CuNiFe (a copper nickel alloy) suitable for everything from standard plumbing to gas installations and renewables.

According to a BSRIA report, pressing systems typically take 35% less time to install than solder and screws and reduce total installed costs by 27% compared with screwed steel pipework. Other speed enhancing benefits include the fact that systems can be installed while the pipework is still wet,

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5. Press the fitting: When pressing the fitting, do not tilt the pipe, push the press fitting into the pipe straight, turning slightly and only use lubricants that are free from oil and grease.

6. Check the indicate foil: The joint is correctly pressed when the pressing indicator foil is easily removed from the now-pressed joint.

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New appointment to boost Kinedo sales Growing success with the Kinedo range of cubicles has led to the appointment of a Specification Sales Manager at Saniflo to further boost sales. A spate of recent contract appointments with small to medium sized housebuilders and developers and a trend towards the use of integrated cubicles has encouraged the company – one of the leading names in the plumbing sector – to appoint a dedicated person to manage existing contracts and seek further specification opportunities. David Scarlett, who has extensive experience in the bathroom sector, joins from Bristan where he was responsible for

contract sales of brassware and accessories to regional builders and prior to that he was at Twyford Bathrooms working with contractors to specify sanitaryware for new builds. Whilst he is responsible for developing sales across the whole of the UK, David will initially focus his attention on finding opportunities in London and the South East; an area that has major potential in the domestic, commercial and the leisure sectors.

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IDS extends its flooring portfolio with Malmo™ luxury vinyl flooring IDS has extended its flooring portfolio with a brand new range of luxury vinyl flooring, Malmo™, offering a stylish, high performance flooring option that’s suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and any room in the home. Malmo™ offers ten woodgrain designs including classic oak and ontrend greys, in a matt finish that’s high performance and easy maintenance. The competitively priced range offers

all ten designs in 2.5mm design options with a 0.55mm wear layer achieving a heavy commercial classification of 33. Five of the designs are also available in a 2mm option with a 0.3mm wear layer. Malmo™ is hardwearing and durable with the embossed surface offering the realistic look of wood. It is resistant to indentations, will not chip or crack and is easy to install. Malmo™ comes with a warranty of up to 25 years for residential applications and ten years for commercial applications.

Franke’s Cristallo tap features a distinctive angular design The minimalist aesthetics of the new Cristallo from Franke’s Specialist Range make it a versatile tap for both traditional and contemporary kitchen designs. The Cristallo features upright paddle levers and the popular U-shaped spout. The spout sits flush with its striking cylindrical body to give it a distinctively angular, yet streamlined, design. Finished in Chrome or SilkSteel, the Cristallo tap measures 320mm in height and has a spout reach of 215mm. The spout rotates, making it ideal for use with a double sink. The tap is competitively priced at £199 in Chrome and £220 in SilkSteel. It is available now and benefits from Franke’s fiveyear guarantee on moving parts and one year on finish.

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Elfin Kitchens offers the full spectrum Elfin Kitchens has enhanced its range of compact mini kitchens with five new vibrant colourways, providing specifiers and landlords with greater choice and the option to integrate a more contemporary palette into their schemes.The new colours include Bordeaux, Green Apple, Sand, Bronze and Gloss Black. Combined with the existing offerings of White, Matt Black and a Stainless Steel finish, Elfin’s range of high quality

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a premium aesthetic to an array of applications, including student accommodation, HMOs and studio apartments. Sand and Bronze are available in a matt powder coated finish, while Bordeaux, Green Apple and White are gloss powder coated. Black is available in both finishes. The addition of new colours bolsters the range of compact kitchens from Elfin Kitchens, offering greater value and more flexibility in design. kitchens can now be incorporated into a wider variety of interiors. They can also add

Durable And Classy Kitchen Work Surfaces From Granite Transformations

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Consistently over the years, black has been the favourite worktop colour, because it looks classy and goes with every décor and kitchen style. Now, however, white and off-white work surfaces have shot to the top of Granite Transformations best-sellers list, to suit the current popular minimalist continental look. Splashbacks in the same worktop colour and finish give a stylish co-ordinated effect, although glass mosaic tiles can also make a highly distinctive, yet practical option.

installations are completed in just one day, with no mess or debris.

Granite Transformations enjoys the distinction of marketing worktops in granite, quartz, recycled glass and porcelain, which are stain, scratch, heat and chemical resistant and can be fitted directly over the existing surface. Typically,

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Looking ahead, Granite Transformations also anticipates rising consumer demand for patterned worktops and splashbacks, like its newest Trend Trascenda dye sublimated collection. Offering the look and classic appeal of marble finishes, without the cost and impracticalities, these exciting designs will lend a whole new dimension to kitchen décor.

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An Award Winning Week for

B & K Structures The team at B & K Structures are celebrating an award-winning streak picking up no less than five trophies at two prestigious ceremonies held during UK Construction Week - the Offsite Awards and the Structural Timber Awards.

Adding to its impressive offering, there were a number of new range launches throughout 2016, with Benchmarx introducing the Warwick Shaker Ivory kitchen to the popular Warwick range. Ideal for modern and traditional properties alike, this new finish joined the Warwick Tongue and Groove Ivory, Soho Matt Dove Grey and Eton Light Grey options, which were all new for 2016. Ensuring fitters have everything they need to complete an outstanding kitchen project all from one location, this year also saw a wide range of additions to the Benchmarx flooring and ironmongery collection. Stunning engineered oak wood floors from Elka and Kahrs are now available in a host of shades. With the beauty of a real wood top layer but with greater stability than its solid wood counterpart, these engineered wood ranges are ideal for use where solid wood would not be suitable, for example in kitchens or conservatories. The locking The Quick-step range also includes Luxury Vinyl Wood and Stone system also makes it simple to fit, whilst the long planks ensure it is designs, giving customers even greater options to suit a multitude of difficult to tell the difference from the solid versions. Customers can budgets, tastes and flooring needs. also enjoy guarantees of 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30 years, depending on the range chosen. A brochure showing the complete flooring range can be picked up in branch or viewed online as needed. High-quality laminate flooring from the Kronospan and Quickstep Impressive ranges have also been added the Benchmarx offering. For more information about Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery Both have been designed to give the effect of wood flooring and products, visit the website: www.benchmarxkitchens.co.uk. feature easy-to-install locking systems. A durable finish make both I enquiry 569 perfect for high-traffic areas. www.mclink.co.uk/947-569

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New Northern Ireland partner for construction products specialist Oscrete

Oscrete Construction Products, a division of Christeyns UK Ltd, has appointed Adcrete Ltd as its distribution partner for Northern Ireland and Ireland. Oscrete Bradford-based manufactures a comprehensive range of concrete admixtures for the precast and ready-mix markets and has a reputation for providing innovation, experience and firstclass partnering to the precast concrete, ready-mix and the readyto-use mortar industries across the UK. This new partnership will

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enable Oscrete to improve its penetration into the Northern Irish and Irish concrete markets but also allow, through Adcrete, the company to offer local, expert technical and commercial support to its existing and new customer base. Adcrete is an enterprising new company formed in early 2016 and focuses primarily on serving the Northern Irish ready-mix and precast concrete production markets.

covering topics such as environment, animal rights, and human rights. Ethical Company Accreditation is awarded to organisations which obtain an outstanding overall score in an evaluation of their Corporate Social Responsibility record, and which are successfully screened against other companies within their market sectors. under the categories of Environment, Animals and People,

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OSMO is awarded Ethical Accreditation 2016/17 Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, is celebrating its tenth year of being awarded Ethical Accreditation. The Aylesbury-based company has once again scored highly in an analysis of its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, demonstrating Osmo’s continued commitment to customers, staff, trade colleagues and shareholders. Applicants to the Ethical Company Accreditation Scheme are subject to a stringent evaluation

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Taking a closer look at the meaning of personal service could surprise some fleet managers. The degree of indirect influence that service levels can have on a fleet’s bottom line is not obvious. Worse, if a low standard of service seems to be the industry norm, a fleet manager can easily believe that good service does not exist. The fuel card sector offers a classic example of how good service can make a real difference to fleet management efficiency. The

Business Administration, Calun gained vital experience in a number of activities including contract negotiation, installation coordination and project management. I enquiry 166 www.mclink.co.uk/947-166

Construction United Sponsors Highlight Post-Military Opportunities with Charity Challenge Teamwork, leadership and determination are all qualities displayed by the military, which can stand exforces personnel in good stead when entering the construction industry, as Construction United’s headline sponsor, SIG, proved at a recent competition in Canterbury. Six ex-military members of the SIG team were put forward for a gruelling seven-hour

challenge against The Prince of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) to raise funds for The Friends of the PWRR and Construction United’s chosen charities; Mind, CRASH and The Prince’s Trust. Created over 12 years ago, The Friends of the PWRR raises funds to help soldiers who face life altering circumstances serving their country, including PTSD, physical injuries and also provides assistance to those transitioning into civilian life after service.

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CPA releases new cathodic protection guidance

Stertil rewards successful apprentice with permanent position Following two years gaining experience with Stertil Dock & Door Products, Calun Carlin has been appointed on a permanent basis following completion of his apprenticeship. Whilst working through his Intermediate Apprenticeship in

reason for using fuel cards in the first place is to cut costs and save time. This is why you look for the ease of refuelling given by a pump locator app, the significant time savings offered by eliminating paperwork and administration and the efficiency boost of having 24/7 access to customised management reports. Taken together, these save countless hours for drivers, office staff and fleet managers, who can all use the time for more productive tasks. Equally countless hours are wasted, however, by the industry-standard attitude to customer service. A number of fuel card companies take the view that its customers need no more personal interaction than they would receive from a bank. If a fleet manager has a request or a query, they are expected to ring a central ‘customer services’ number and join the queue for the call centre. Web: www.look-closer.co.uk

The Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA), one of the associations that comprise the Structural Concrete Alliance, has released two new guides to help newcomers to the industry and those with overall responsibility for Beginning at 13:30 on 12.10.16, the day included Dismounted Close Combat Training, Battle Physical Training and a football match played in the dark in chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear face masks, amongst other events, concluding at 20:30 hours. The SIG squad – made up of UK & Ireland HR Director, Rob Cross, UK Group Product Training Manager, Damian Hill, Warehouse Manager, James Gardner, Regional Sales Director, Jon Young, Branch Manager, Neil MacDonald and Regional Logistics Manager, Jamie Anderson – won out on the day, defeating the Regiment two to one, drawing in two events. Sponsorship of the team from SIG colleagues, suppliers and customers raised a total of £4,000, which will be split between the four charities. Speaking on the event, Rob Cross said: “This

structures to understand available cathodic protection (CP) systems and how they work. Technical Note 11: Impressed Current Anodes for the Cathodic Protection of Atmospherically Exposed Reinforced Concrete summarises the anode systems currently commercially available in the UK, detailing the main features of each system including their installation, typical application and performance. I enquiry 167 www.mclink.co.uk/947-167

was a great day for all involved, though we’ll definitely be feeling it tomorrow! We’re overwhelmed by the support that we’ve received, and it’s great to know that these funds will support so many great charities.” “We chatted with the Regiment about their work and the opportunities available in construction after service, which is a move I’ve made myself having been employed by the Royal Australian Air Force. The sector is a great place for ex-forces personnel to build a career and several of my colleagues have done the same.” Mark Tomlin, UK Group Sales and Marketing Director at SIG, added: “As headline sponsor of Construction United we fully support the coalitions’ objectives of improving perceptions of the construction industry, addressing the skills gap and building on its reputation as a caring sector.” “SIG is proud to employ a large number of former servicemen and women, and we would like to call on the rest of the sector to do the same, giving them a chance to carry on with a career after the military, while also providing them with a new sense of purpose by having them provide much-needed new properties for this country.”

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Is your fleet cybersecure?

As we all move further into cyberspace, entrusting more of our personal and corporate information to magnetic strips and electronically stored or transmitted data, the threats to our security become harder to see yet potentially far costlier. Worryingly, as James Lister, Head of IT at Fuel Card Services observes, “few people take the time to find out if the payment system they’re using is sufficiently secure.” This is particularly concerning now with the two

busiest online days of the year: Black Friday on the 25th of November and Cyber Monday on the 28th, followed by the runup to Christmas. Around this time last year, ThreatMetrix showed a 25% increase in fraud just before the holiday season, tracking 45 million fraud attempts in just 90 days. In fact, so serious are the virtual threats now to UK businesses that The Guardian reported government plans to spend £1.9 billion on cybersecurity. For fleets, the obvious target for cybercriminals has been the widespread use of fuel cards. Until recently, if a fuel card was stolen it was often difficult to block. Organised fraudsters also used to enlist cashiers who would ‘skim’ a fuel card under the counter before returning it to the customer. Card details could then be cloned, and sold on as prepaid fuel cards, often clocking up huge bills before they were discovered. I enquiry 168 www.mclink.co.uk/947-168

New tesa tape enhances the performance of mounting applications tesa has introduced a new double sided tape for outdoor mounting applications that offers high ultimate adhesion to deliver reliable bonding performance in the most demanding of environments. tesa® 62510 is 1mm thick (1000µm) and has a highly conformable PE foam backing, designed to allow ease of application while providing a perfect fit on a wide range of mounting 39:13.qxd 16/4/10 12:36 Page 1 applications, such as for trims and extruded profiles, point of sale and display. Combining an elongation at break of 180% with a tensile strength of 10 N/cm, the tape’s high strength

creates a durable bond that significantly reduces the chances of tearing or breakage during application. The tackified acrylic adhesive, with its UV, water and ageing resistance as well as excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates including steel, ABS, aluminium, PET, PVC and so on, makes it particularly well suited to tough outdoor applications across a diverse range of mounting operations. Jeremy Smith, Marketing Manager for tesa UK commented, “tesa® 62510 offers companies in various sectors a powerful solution for constructive bonding that creates new

possibilities for innovative mounting designs through promoting new combinations of materials, enhancing the end result and delivering a more efficient means of processing.” Tests conducted by TÜV Rheinland confirmed tesa® 62510’s long term adhesion performance after IEC 61215 climate tests and an 85˚C temperature resistance. I enquiry 169 www.mclink.co.uk/947-169

World Championship success for Team GB

Amidst intense competition from around the world, the skills and talents of four of the UK’s most talented young roofers were put through their gruelling paces at the World Championship for Young Roofers

final. Organised by the International Federation of Roofing Contractors (IFD), the competition was staged over three days 26th - 28th October 2016 and took place in Warsaw, Poland.The task to win a medal at this leading event is by no means easy. However, the UK duo competing in the waterproofing roofing category beat off contenders from all corners of the globe to win one of the prestigious President’s Prizes for Innovation that are awarded for each category covering pitched, waterproofing and metal roofing. I enquiry 170 www.mclink.co.uk/947-170

IKO PLC’s #NoMorePotholes campaign has been shortlisted for two Construction Marketing Awards. Working with MRA Marketing, IKO PLC’s ongoing campaign aims to raise awareness of the problems potholes cause, why repairs aren’t working, and that there’s a solution. The #NoMorePotholes campaign has been shortlisted for Best Social Media and Best Low Budget Awards thanks to the impressive coverage achieved in trade and consumer press and high engagement on social media and within the market. “We see the same potholes appearing, getting fixed and reappearing shortly afterwards in a never-ending cycle,” comments Andy Williamson, IKO UK Group Managing Director. “Councils have to make rapid repairs to keep roads open and road-users

safe, using a quick-to-apply traditional material which doesn’t last. It’s costly, ineffective, it wastes taxpayer’s money and it frustrates and endangers road-users. Mastic asphalt is a better, longer-lasting, more cost-effective solution that is already being used on crack repairs, resurfacing and more.

GEZE UK has been pivotal in the career of Peter Haywood who is set to retire from his role as an area sales manager after 48 years in the industry. The company ‘opened the door’ to a number of opportunities in Peter’s career – spring boarding him into a glamourous role in the Middle East before joining the firm itself on his return to the UK. He has spent a total of 16 years working for GEZE UK, overseeing sales in London, and the south east and latterly in the south west, and is due to retire at Christmas. During his time with GEZE UK he has been involved in a number of exciting projects including work on the Royal School of Music and the Royal Albert Hall, in London, the creation of the Madjeski Stadium – home of Reading Football Club, Glasgow Velodrome and a 600-ton ship for the Jubilee Sailing Trust which teaches disabled and able-bodied people to crew tall ships. Peter’s eclectic career started as a building merchant’s apprentice at Randall’s in Bedford at the age of 17. He spent time as a metals buyer with Edward Baustead Ltd on the LME (London Metal Exchange)

before moving into sales at Lloyd Worrall where he gained his Guild of Architectural Ironmongers qualification in 1983. At Adrian Stokes Overseas Ltd, he developed knowledge of the Middle East and Far East markets, eventually becoming overseas contracts director handling contracts up to £1.25m. “I have had a very rewarding career and seen some amazing sights, such as behind the scenes of historic palaces and stately homes to which the public would not normally have access. Not many industries could offer such wonderful experiences and opportunities, and on the way, I have met customers and colleagues who have become great friends,” added Peter. Said Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK: “We are very sorry to be losing Peter. He has been a stalwart of the sales team. He has won and managed many important contracts for the company over the years, developing strong relationships and providing advice and expertise. We wish him a long and happy retirement, knowing that the friends that he has made from the industry will remain an important part of his life.”

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