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Solar panel solutions driven by you. Designed by globa o l leaders, installed by governme m nt-approved specialists, Wi-Fi monitored and cashback guaranteed to deliver a predetermined kWh output, our new solar panel solutions make it as easy as possible to embrace [OLILULĂ„[ZVMYLUL^HISLLULYN` *VU[HJ[\Z[VKH`VY]PZP[V\Y^LIZP[LMVYTVYLPUMVYTH[PVU

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Enquiry No.801

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August 2016

Solar Made Simpl S e.

Solar panel solutions driven by you. Designed by globa o l leaders, installed by governme m nt-approved specialists, Wi-Fi monitored and cashback guaranteed to deliver a predetermined kWh output, our new solar panel solutions make it as easy as possible to embrace [OLILULÄ[ZVMYLUL^HISLLULYN` *VU[HJ[\Z[VKH`VY]PZP[V\Y^LIZP[LMVYTVYLPUMVYTH[PVU

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29 FRONT COVER WIENERBERGER SOLAR MAD SIMPLE REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD 06 THE EVOLUTION OF LIGHT STEEL FRAME A major refurbishment and renovation of an iconic landmark in the heart of Cambridge – the building formerly known as the Arup Tower, is the result of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Museum of Zoology.



LIGHTING, SAFETY & SECURITY 16 SIGNIFICANT ACCESS-CONTROL ADVANCEMENTS OFFERED BY SMARTSECURE SmartSecure, an electronic door locking and smart access control brand launched by Carl F Groupco, incorporates state-of-the-art technology which provides strong security and safety features.

FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS 18 FORGET THE SHARK.... International flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor have predicted a ‘sea change’ and have developed a stunning new range of LVT products.

PAINTS, COATINGS & FINISHES 23 A NEW WOOD MODIFICATION FOR THE UK All too often the appearance of new timber clad buildings is ruined by uneven weathering.



KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS 24 AXIOM® BY FORMICA GROUP Developed in response to changing consumer trends, Axiom® by Formica Group has updated its range of design-led laminate worktops, upstands and splashbacks.

D&W, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING 29 NORDIC ALUMIUMIUM TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH WARMCORE Nordic Aluminum has enhanced its product portfolio with the addition of Synseal’s innovative WarmCore aluminium folding sliding door system.




DRU Global gas fires combine ingenious designs and high energy efficiency at prices that are affordable for all households.

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Oriental-Inspired Textiles & Homeware from Vallila Japanese culture, nature and wildlife form the inspiration behind many of the designs in Vallila's A/W16 collection 'Instincts'. The new designs feature atmospheric images of Japanese nature and are inspired by cultural traditions. Innovative designs include Japanese Ikebana floral art and exquisite illustrative plant patterns, with delicate lines and asymmetric forms. Vallila introduces a new Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer collection each year including approximately 50 new fabric designs. The collections are designed entirely in-house at Vallila’s headquarters in Helsinki by four Finnish designers: Tanja Orsjoki, Matleena Issakainen, Riina Kuikka and Saara Kurkela. The full Vallila collection consists of a large variety of soft furnishings such as fabrics, rugs, ready-made curtains, cushion covers, kitchen textiles, bed linen and shower curtains. Their vibrant colours and bold designs also extend to wallpaper collections, mugs and tote bags. Vallila is a leading Scandinavian brand of contemporary printed fabrics, rugs and home accessories. Since the company was launched in

1935, it has been recognised as a trendsetter in Scandinavian design with its bold and playful collection, inspired by the extraordinary Finnish landscape, heritage, and way of life.

SE Controls feels the power with Bristol’s Electricity House development Electricity House, Crest Nicholson Homes’ stylish city centre apartment development in Bristol is using an advanced smoke ventilation system from leading smoke and natural ventilation specialist, SE Controls, to help keep residents safe if a fire should occur. Originally designed by acclaimed architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1930s, the six-storey Grade II listed building has being converted into 85 luxury apartments, while ensuring that many of the original design features are retained or reinstated to enhance its art deco style. The building’s main atrium is at the heart of the SE Controls solution, as the smoke ventilation system is designed to vent smoke from the atrium in the event of a fire to ensure escape routes are kept clear. To achieve this, SE Controls designed, installed and commissioned the system, which comprises 37 SHEVTEC® automatically

controlled louvres, which are manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN 12101: 2. The SHEVTEC® louvres also incorporate ‘fall protection’ to increase safety, as well as using IP rated external motors, which are essential to allow easy access for future maintenance. A further 21 low level air inlet louvres and linear door actuators also form part of the system, all of which are controlled by a series of OS2 control panels with integral battery back up and fully compliant with the relevant sections of the BS EN 12101 standard. SE Controls’ Business Development Manager, Stuart Coote, commented: “Electricity House is a landmark building designed by an iconic British architect, so we’re delighted to have played a part in this project.

Further information on SE Controls’ products, solutions and projects can be obtained by visiting or calling +44 (0) 1543 443060. Enquiry No.201

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Call 0207 993 8009 now for your copy of our brand new Projects Brochure and discover how Space Savers deliver inspired results in the smallest of spaces.

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manufactured their sections which were then cut according to the exact design requirements and provided fully assembled resulting in near zero waste on site and a reduction in associated disposal costs.

Project Team: Steel Framing Systems Supplier: EOS Facades Architect: Nicholas Hare Architects Client: University of Cambridge Engineer: AECOM Main Contractor: KIER Installer / EOS Client: SCL


THE EVOLUTION OF LIGHT STEEL FRAME Project Profile - The Sir David Attenborough Building collaboration founded in 2007 between Cambridge University and nine biodiversity conservation organisations. As a leading innovator in light gauge steel construction, specialising in design, manufacture and supply of a wide range of steel solutions for the offsite market - EOS Facades were appointed to engineer and supply the framing system for this project totalling over 725m2 steel.

A major refurbishment and renovation of an iconic landmark in the heart of Cambridge – the building formerly known as the Arup Tower, is the result of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Museum of Zoology. The Sir David Attenborough Building, as it is now known, reinvigorates this iconic building. The driving force behind this £58 million facelift is the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a strategic

EOS were selected not just for the company’s ISO9001 accreditation, but their ability to use leading edge technology to design and precision engineer pre-assembled CE Marked steel solutions to meet the bespoke requirements. This project highlights how the effective use of an offsite manufactured steel system has provided true value to not only for the project delivery team, but also the end users including students, staff & the wider community. The aim of the Sir David Attenborough building is to act as a collaborative hub

for the conservation community, providing a focal point for research and increase understanding of conservation biodiversity. Whilst the building retained the original 500-seat lecture hall and a proportion of the upstairs laboratories, this renovation has allowed for the building to function in other capacities. The project provides a significant extension of the Museum of Zoology, including a space for the museum’s beloved finback whale skeleton at its entrance, and has provided a new home for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. The principal challenge in carrying out the refurbishment of such a well-known structure has been how to achieve this whilst preserving the architectural integrity of Sir Philip Dowson’s design. EOS Facades were able to provide value engineered solutions which were sympathetic to the sensitive architectural redevelopment. Sustainability was also a key priority for this refurbishment. EOS Facades

The refurbishment presented various challenges not least the condition of the existing concrete frame which is approximately 45 years old. EOS Facades were heavily involved from the outset of the project inspecting every aspect of the site to ensure they could determine the most viable solution and appreciate the on-site tolerances. For the main exterior walls, a new cladding system was installed which required tightly co-ordinated placement of EOS studs with a large quantity of horizontal noggins as fixing points. This process was replicated for the narrower, more recessed walls. For the vitrine wall, oversailing SFS was installed to the existing internal staircore using bespoke bracketry. SFS infill was also used on the large external wall of the new whale skeleton enclosure. Possibly the most impressive focal point of the project – the ‘living wall’ was one of the most challenging aspects of this refurbishment. EOS value-engineered a 20-metre-tall framing system to support the heavy weight of the plants. Heavy duty bracketry together with SFS infill and vertically placed edge lattices provided the support required to achieve this structure. The lattice beams were engineered offsite and delivered fully assembled, ready for installation. EOS Facades offer an all-inclusive fixed price package, supplied with proprietary brackets and fixings required - meaning delivery is on time and guarantees that all issues are resolved at the factory and are controlled by the dedicated team at EOS Facades under ISO9001 certified quality management systems.

Enquiry No.204

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08 REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD New Spectrum concrete floor paint in 190 RAL classic colours

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Stertil provides cost effective loading bays upgrade for AAH Pharmaceuticals Specialist loading bay equipment and industrial door manufacturer Stertil Dock & Door Products has refurbished and upgraded an installation of loading bays for a leading distributor of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. AAH Pharmaceuticals is the UK’s largest pharmaceutical wholesaler with over 3,800 employees based at 20 locations across the country. The company stocks a range of 20,000

products and completes more than 100,000 weekly deliveries to pharmacies, hospitals, retail outlets and doctors’ surgeries. As part of a major refurbishment project within one of its sites, AAH Pharmaceuticals commissioned Stertil Dock & Door Products to design and undertake an upgrade of its delivery vehicle loading and unloading facilities. STERTIL DOCK & DOOR PRODUCTS

Watco, the UK’s leading manufacturer and direct supplier of industrial strength flooring products, is pleased to announce that it has launched Spectrum, a range of concrete floor paints available in 190 RAL classic colours. For designers and architects this can solve the problem of colour matching to a client’s specification, effectively matching floors to a brand identity. With 190 colours to choose from, the perfect match can be made to any colour scheme. Its tough polyurethane formula means it can be used inside and out, and is sstrong enough for general use in warehouses, factories and workshops, but attractive enough for use in showrooms, retail areas, leisure facilities, or play areas. WATCO Enquiry No.400

Enquiry No.206

Sun Control system enhances London development

Customers at a café that was built as part of a plush canalside residential development in East London can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere in which to sip their flat white, thanks to a bespoke Hunter Douglas motorised Sun Control system. The international leader in architectural building products was commissioned by London-based architects Jestico +

Whiles to provide a 147m2 Sun Control System with horizontal sliding-folding shutters because it was the only company that could produce the kind of motorised shutters required. The stylish café on the ground floor of the Telford Homes Boathouse development in Cotall Lane, close to the Limehouse Cut canal, needed a smart-looking and well-designed,

robust sun control system to enhance the façade while providing highly effective sun protection. Hunter Douglas manufactured and supplied a tailor-made folding shutter system that comprises individual panels that are interconnected by hinges. Set in a 40mm x 60mm frame and constructed using extruded aluminium profiles, the individual shutters are connected to each other to create either V or W folding elements. The advanced motorised mechanism allows the shutters to fold completely flat when they are closed. Juliette Halliday, National Sales Manager for Hunter Douglas Architectural Products, said the design of the shutters means that they cleverly slide in the top and bottom rails, while folding or unfolding at the same time. The shutter was supplied with an infill of laser-cut aluminium sheet, which was fixed mechanically by pop rivets, providing the necessary stability and strength.

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It takes a long time to create perfection.

Once in a while a product comes along and changes everything, from the way it’s crafted to the way it works. Products are often copied and many are great ideas that never really see true success in their application. Many years are spent searching for a product that will ultimately surpass expectations, stand the test of time and become recognised as the leader in its field. We created one of those successful products nearly two decades ago and still today it has never been equalled. Why? Because we have never compromised on quality.

UNIFOLD® Unrivalled excellence in gutter lining technology.

Enquiry No.208

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UltraScape's BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system has played a major role in helping to transform one of the UK's busiest train stations. Web:

UltraScape Helps to Deliver World Class Transport Hub The long awaited redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station has transformed what was previously a dark, overcrowded site with poor access for passengers, into a prestigious gateway to the UK's second city. Highlights include more space and better facilities for passengers, brighter and clearer platforms, a stunning new station facade and a grand concourse enclosed by a light filled atrium. Work was carried out by one of the UK's premier concrete frame contractors, MPB Structures Ltd. It included reinstating existing station platforms as well as installing new structures, hardscaping around the station perimeter and the creation of Birmingham's version of the 'Spanish Steps.'

Enquiry No.209

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The paving was installed using UltraScape's BS 7533 compliant ProBed HS fine bedding concrete, Flowpoint rapid setting grout and ProPrime slurry primer. Construction was carried out in difficult circumstances as the station was fully operational throughout the project. It is the busiest interchange station in the UK with trains

departing every 37 seconds and over 140,000 passengers passing through daily. UltraScape Flowpoint grout was ideal as its rapid setting properties enable areas to be open to foot traffic in just 1 hour, and vehicular traffic after only 4 hours, keeping downtime and disruption to a minimum. Simple to use, requiring only the addition of water on site, it is poured over the area and washed clean, filling all joints evenly, without staining. This slurry method provides an easy method of grouting large areas, quickly. The material is particularly suitable for use on irregular joints and can accommodate widths between 5mm and 50mm and depths of up to 200mm in a single pass. It is fast and efficient to apply, leaving a perfect stain free finish. UltraScape Pro-Bed HS provided a perfect bound base for the pavers. It can be laid up to 75mm in one pass, with greater depths achievable using successive layers. The fast strength gain of Pro-Bed HS allows pedestrian areas to be trafficked in as little as 12 hours. It is also available in 1 tonne bulk bags and 30 tonne silos, perfect for large pedestrianised or commercial

regeneration projects. UltraScape Pro-Prime was applied between the paving elements and bedding mortar. The addition of a slurry primer is essential to yield a bond strength compliant with BS 7533 and helps prevent costly failures, thus increasing the life expectancy of your paved area. UltraScape’s Flowpoint and Pro-Bed HS are also available in 'ECO' which is ideal for use on schemes looking to achieve distinctive environmental performance in their work and recognition from the CEEQUAL award scheme. Projects incorporating BS 7533 compliant materials benefit from a reduction in failures and considerable whole life cost savings. The materials have been independently and rigorously tested by UKAS accredited laboratories to assess their performance capabilities. This method removes the uncertainty of site batched mortars and offers a minimum construction life of 40 years.

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Red Sky Thinking from BAL for fail safe external tiling


BAL – market-leaders in full tiling solutions – has launched a new problem-solving external tiling system for balconies, roof terraces and ground terraces. Gutjahr System Technology from BAL offers designers and contractors innovative drainage, ventilating and uncoupling solutions to protect outdoor coverings against the unpredictable British weather and extremes such as rain, frost and heat. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “External tiling is a fastgrowth segment in the UK as the trend for inside / outside living thrives. BAL are excited to confirm our new range of products for a proven system-solution in this sector are now available to the market. “The new products represent a complete new range of solutions for the BAL portfolio and work as a system with current BAL preparation, adhesive, grout and sealant products to provide architects, designers and contractors with a true ‘one-stop-shop’ for balconies, terraces and external ground floors. “Beyond 'blue-sky' thinking, the new solution provides a proven and trusted system to avoid frost damage, staining and water damage when using tiles externally. The system can also reduce the weight loading on a balcony by utilising thinner assemblies, lighter materials and limiting water absorption and retention, which in turn reduces water loading.” A sister company of BAL with a proven track record of delivering trouble-free coverings across Europe from prestigious projects including Amsterdam Library, The Palace of Hambach, and the Weimar National Theatre to smaller domestic projects,

Gutjahr are the inventors of the passive capillary AquaDrain® surface drainage system. Complete with ProFin® edge profiles, AquaDrain® drain grates and ProRin® guttering, the patented systems are simple to install and provide rapid, immediate and high volume drainage of water to protect the long term integrity of the assembly. Among the systems on offer from BAL include Thin Drainage Assembly for direct point adhesion for break-proof coverings, Standard Drainage Screed Assembly for the solid bed fixing of ceramic, porcelain and natural stone and concrete paving, and a Thin, Lighter Weight Drainage Screed Assembly with an epoxy screed for a strong but comparatively lightweight build-up compared to conventional systems. Both the Standard Drainage and Thin assemblies include the AquaDrain® passive capillary drainage mat which has a unique permeable mesh, raising the complete surface and offering a higher drainage volume compared to other drainage mortar and mat systems. With a collective 80 years of commercial tiling experience, incorporation of the Gutjahr range within the BAL portfolio ensures a guaranteed, full-system solution for external installations from the UK market-leader. Now available to order or specify, Gutjahr System Technology represents new, innovative ideas – a vision shared by BAL.


Enquiry No.210

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Yeoman Shield’s new Guardian Twin Handrail was installed as part of the ward refurbishment project recently undertaken at Barnsley Hospital, South Yorkshire.

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New Guardian Twin Handrail A 350+ bed hospital built in the 1970’s and serving a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area, the hospital demands a constant regime of maintenance throughout its premises. Maintaining its high standards, Barnsley

Hospital have improved the surroundings and facilities in 6 of the hospital wards, including the discharge unit, female trauma and elective orthopaedic unit. As part of the refurbishment project Yeoman Shield were employed to remove the old bump rail and handrails and replace them with the dual purpose Guardian Twin Handrail to corridors and waiting areas throughout the 6 wards. The twin handrail was supplied with a 50mm dia. PVCu upper handrail for support to those who need it and a lower 125mm deep protection rail which standing slightly forward of the handrail, offers protection to both the wall décor and the handrail itself, minimising on repair and replacement.

contrasting accessories in Pebble Grey the Guardian Twin Handrail from Yeoman Shield was complemented with matching 200mm protection strip and corner protection angles. A member of the nursing staff on the discharge unit commented “Previously down the corridors in this ward we just had a protection rail but now it has been replaced with a system that offers a handrail as well and we have found it a great help to our clients who attend the unit.” Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust commented that they have worked with Yeoman Shield previously and have always found their products and workmanship to be of a high standard.

Supplied in a Pastel Blue colour with Enquiry No.211

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Firewise Supplies Ltd are proud to be one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of Intumescent Draught,Weather and Acoustic Seals as well as a wide range of Fire Rated products including Fire Rated Foam and Intumescent Mastic, both currently on offer. With over twenty years’ experience within the industry we provide a trusted and reliable service to our customers and one of the widest product ranges available in one place.

Now with on line sales and next day delivery Enjoying an enviable reputation for both efficient sales and prompt distribution worldwide. We are able to combine our unique expertise and experience within the industry to offer customers an exceptional level of service. Firewise also provide expert technical advice and are happy to advice on one off or bespoke solutions as part of our customer service. Firewise are committed to the CE mark process and are pleased to announce that fire tests in accordance with EN1366-3 are now successfully completed for its range of pipe wraps and fire collars. The products are currently being assessed for durability performance in accordance with ETAG026. It is expected these products will be CE marked by November this year.

Further details will be posted on our website.’ With an ever increasing change to both products and regulations within the market place, Firewise have identified the need for a ‘one stop’ solution for customers’ requirements. Our extensive range covers the whole spectrum of all the leading manufacturers within this sector, which enables us to provide informed, nonbiased, factual information, to ensure products are delivered on time and at highly competitive rates. Our website is designed to provide our customers with easy access to all our products. You can either search for products using the simple navigation menu system, or

use the search engine. Datasheets are available to download for all the products on the site. Just navigate to the product page and click on the download link on the top toolbar. Ordering & Delivery: Most of our products are available directly from stock at highly competitive rates. To complement this, we offer an excellent sales and technical back up service and are always available to assist you with your enquiry or order. Once placed your order will be dealt with quickly & efficiently. Goods from stock are dispatched the same day up to 4.00pm, using either a standard overnight delivery or choose from the various options of ‘AM’ services that we can offer, including Saturday’s.

Firewise Supplies Limited Unit 5, The Old Brewery, Brewery Road, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3EW Tel. 01223 839727 Fax: 01223 837487 Email: Web:

Enquiry No.252.

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14 FOCUS ON PUBLIC SECTOR & FIRE PROTECTION Perfect Prescription for Hospital GEZE UK has provided the perfect prescription for a stunning world class hospital in Glasgow. The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital received the GEZE ‘treatment’ as part of a development which incorporated its automatic swing doors and sliding doors into its ultra-modern design. A total of 17 automatic doors, which included Slimdrive SL NT sliding operators and Slimdrive EMD-F and TSA 160 NT swing doors, were installed into the new state-of-the-art complex which incorporates the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC), a teaching and learning centre and a number of specialist clinics. Door systems for ambulance admissions areas and a large swing door to a ward entrance to the RHC were also part of the installation.

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UltraCrete Reduces Defects by 98% The UK’s largest water company is using UltraCrete’s flowable bedding system to reinstate manhole covers and frames across its network. United Utilities manages the water and waste network in North West England, this includes Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles pass through its network on a daily basis and increasing traffic volumes are taking their toll on the road infrastructure as well as damaging the ductile ironwork within it. United Utilities sought a durable bedding system that would support the ironwork bearing the high traffic volumes. UltraCrete’s Envirobed HA104® compliant bedding and backfill mortar system provided the ideal solution. It is a two-part cementitious system which offers all of the benefits of resin-based products, but none of the hazards and no expensive waste disposal. It can be used in all weather too, even in temperatures as low as 1⁰C, so disruption is kept to a minimum! INSTARMAC


Firex Low Energy Smoke & Heat Alarms Kidde’s Firex range now offers safety plus sustainability, with low energy mains-powered smoke and heat alarms that cost less than £1 a year to run.

GEZE UK Enquiry No.401

Ancon Teplo reaches new heights

Following recent fire tests at BRE Global, Ancon is pleased to confirm that its innovative basalt-fibre, low thermal conductivity wall ties, TeploBF and Teplo-L, offer 120 minute fire resistance, making them suitable for buildings of any height (subject to structural performance), in line with Building Regulations, Approved Document B. Officially accepting the BRE’s findings, the BBA has confirmed that the fire resistance of these ties will be updated from 60 to 120 minutes in the next issue of Ancon’s Agrément Certificate (14/5160, PS2 and PS3). This extended fire testing brings to an end the previous 18 metre building height restriction on these Teplo ties. ANCON Enquiry No.402

Interconnected, mains-powered smoke and heat alarms with reliable power back-up should now be the norm for most housing to satisfy Building Regulations requirements and Code of Practice recommendations. To meet demands for sustainable, low-energy products, the latest Firex range provides much lower maximum mains consumption, with substantial energy savings over previous models and significantly lower running costs. Based on current energy tariffs (March 2016 average kWh cost from the UK’s top 5 suppliers, between £0.099/kWh and £0.109/kWh), it now costs less than £1 per year to operate a Firex alarm. Firex alarms can be interlinked to create a low-energy network for protection throughout the home. But they can also interconnect with Kidde’s 4MCO and 4MDCO mains-powered carbon monoxide alarms, using the unique ‘Smart Interconnect’ feature. Here, all the alarms sound when one is triggered with different, distinct alarm sounder patterns for carbon monoxide or fire – an essential facility. This is supported by different display messages on the 4MDCO model indicating ‘Fire’ or ‘CO’. So, without the need for any further operation of the system or

remote switches, Smart Interconnect automatically alerts occupants throughout the property of the specific hazard that confronts them. This allows them to respond quickly under challenging circumstances, making the right choice between very different actions for either fire or carbon monoxide incidents. Another important Firex innovation is the introduction of long-life lithium battery back-up options for all three sensing technologies (ionisation, optical and heat), alongside the usual loose battery and integral rechargeable battery versions. This innovation enables reliable back-up throughout the whole alarm life, without the need to change batteries, at a much lower price than rechargeable products. Firex is manufactured and supplied exclusively by Kidde Safety Europe. For more information, call: 01753 766392, email: or visit: Enquiry No.213

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

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Evac+Chair International are th he world’s No.1 supplier of evacuation chairs.

Find out more at or call us on +44 (0)121 796 1351 Enquiry No.215

Enquiry No.214

An active deterrent against the vandalism and tampering of important equipment

Steel Web Stopp per® Constructed from plastic coa ated, heavy-duty galvanised steel rod “Our Our STI Steel Web Stoppers have worked great in keeping our residents from reaching up and grabbing smoke detectors. We’re really happy with the Web Stopppers.”

Teed Galloway - Maintenance Supervisor, Fidelity House Human Services Safety Technology International (Europe) Ltd For more information please contact Sales: Teelephone 01527 520999 I MANA AG GEMENT SY YSSTEMS

d to ISO Assessed SO 9001 LPCB ref. no. 653

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16 LIGHTING, SAFETY & SECURITY Securikey works the room with its new modulprim features

Securikey has made innovative modifications to its range of Modulprim security rooms. The Modulprim is a bespoke modular vault solution for both new builds and existing buildings and is a convenient and cost effective method of adding a high security strong-room to a building. The Modulprim offers a complete storage facility for money, documents and pharmaceuticals and is adaptable to most building specifications, even those with limited space or those located on upper floors. This impressive level of adaptability has now been increased further with the introduction of new lighter-weight materials to offer even further convenience and more storage space. SECURIKEY Enquiry No.404

Outdoor LED Lighting Outdoor LED lighting has come a long way and is more than ready to fill the gap left as energy-hungry halogen








continues to lead the way with its engineering-led design. TIMEGUARD

Enquiry No.405

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Waterproof Call Points and Push Buttons from STI Safety Technology International Ltd are pleased to announce the latest waterproof edition to their successful range of call points and push buttons. Highly versatile, this new range combines unique design, quality and value. Quick and easy to install, there are three types available. The Waterproof ReSet Call Point mimics the feel of breaking glass whilst offering the user the benefits and safety advantages of a glass-free operating element. The Waterproof Push Button is available as a momentary push-and-release or a push-key to reset for those applications where repeat activation must be controlled. All are specially designed to withstand indoor and outdoor environments. Enquiry No.406


Significant access-control advancements offered by SmartSecure SmartSecure, an electronic door locking and smart access control brand launched by Carl F Groupco, incorporates state-of-the-art technology which provides strong security and safety features. With aesthetic, practical and technical benefits, the solution is designed to have widespread appeal for architectural, construction and building management professionals across wide-ranging installations including housing associations, the growing retirement-living sector and care homes. Commenting on the capabilities of SmartSecure, the latest addition to the hardware distributor’s offer, Phil Rice, Business Development Manager for SmartSecure said: “The FUHR multitronic 881 locking technology at the heart of the solution automatically locks

all points securely and reliably by a patented twin motor in just seconds after closing the door… this ensures effective locking and increased protection.” CARL F GROUPCO Enquiry No.407

ASSA Abloy Security Solutions’ Design Manual ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has provided a host of healthcare and education projects with a design manual to manage security and door hardware maintenance. The design manual is a document that provides facilities managers and security professionals with an inventory of hardware on doors throughout buildings. Offering a door-by-door breakdown of products ensures that

specifiers, contractors and facilities managers are all easily able to gain access to product information to ensure that all hardware is uniform and meets the latest legislation and standards. Loughborough University, The University of Edinburgh and BMI Healthcare are just some of the organisations currently benefitting from the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions’ design manual. ASSA ABLOY

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Halogen floodlights, once the holy grail of outdoor security lighting are on the way out.

Keeping ahead of the curve on outdoor LED lighting The EU (and we are still in it for now!) may have voted to push back the phase out of halogen lamps from the original 2016 target, but in practical terms the change has already happened for specifiers. The good news is that LED has stepped up to the plate with powerful, bright, lighting that provides all the coverage you need for hardcore security or courtesy lighting. the need to cater for the initial inrush current that LEDs experience on switching. After all, LEDs come with a 30,000-hour life expectancy, which means nothing if the circuitry behind the diodes might burn out after 10,000! Even though they are low energy, LEDs do generate heat and are susceptible to heat damage. At Timeguard we’ve always been well known for our sales of high-quality halogen flood lights, but we decided several years ago that LED is the name of the game now and stated investing in developing superior new products, not just LED versions of old designs. In fact, we like to think that our engineering and design efforts have given a big boost to creating trust in outdoor lighting among specifiers and installers. Engineering The bar was quite low when Timeguard started looking at LED flood lights. Our first move, of course, was to get a standard, but high quality model, on the shelves. Even then there were key differences from the pack: we insisted on quality componentry like drivers – the devices that smoothed out the current flow to LEDs – because we had realised that there was no bypassing

They are, after all, still delicate electronic components no matter how well protected they are by polycarbonate covers and lenses. So it is important that the heat can be dissipated or, once again, the life of the unit will be shortened. Designing in cooling fins should not be difficult – but it’s surprising how many other manufacturers’ models didn’t bother to allow for cooling. We paid attention to our choices of PIR detectors as well. We are well known as leaders in PIR detectors, we have the technical resources to test and rate our PIRs for use with LED lighting and once more it’s that inrush current that’s the challenge. If an installer sets up a master and slave light system, a single PIR can be switching as much as 140W of LED lighting and this can be achieved with confidence with Timeguard’s LED rated PIR detectors.

Fit for purpose Another early objection to LED for floodlighting is that it just wasn’t man enough for the job – I think that myth has been well and truly busted. Our 30W LED floodlight delivers the equivalent of 150W halogen at about 20% of the running costs. A more accurate measure of output is Lumen, of course, and here we are talking well over 2000 lumen. What’s more, that output will not degrade over time due to the use of high quality componentry. People also used to question the ability of LED to effectively flood an area with light, and that has been addressed with attention to the design of lens arrays, creating the wide beam coverage that we pioneered. We also saw no reason not to think outside the original box, and came up with super-compact floodlights with pan and tilt heads, offering a range attractive enough for use around the home as well as at commercial premises.

Bulkheads & step lights Bulkhead designs remain popular, and we’ve introduces slim but tough diecase models, and now offer a choice of interchangeable bezels including eyelids and cross bezels. LED technology and smart engineering has also enabled us to design ultra-slim step lights, very easy to install and with an appearance of a recessed luminaire, but they are totally surface mount installation – nice and easy! What’s next? The current big thing in LED is driverless technology, stripping out componentry and costs, and its good news all round and we were there in the early days with a high-quality option of a slim-line bulkhead and basic slim-line model.As you’d also expect, we’re now taking the opportunity to take this new technology to an even higher level and the next new range will soon be hitting the street!

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Forget the Shark... International flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor have predicted a ‘sea change’ and have developed a stunning new range of LVT products.

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Beauty as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Making bold design statements can either work stunningly well, or backfire badly like a Damien Hirst shark suspended in formaldehyde. That said, there’s not really many design or architectural faux pas that affect the wonderful world of LVT. In most cases the designs now available deliver an eye-catching, on-trend selection of quality colours and textures that add both value and beauty to virtually any environment.

luxury vinyl designs. It’s a situation perfectly suited to Gerflor’s spectacular new Creation 55 range. Gerflor’s Creative Director Gino Venturelli commented, “There’s a new renaissance abounding for LVT in decoration, allowing all the classic materials to sublimate the aesthetics thanks to the contribution of creativity. The combination of these factors creates a fantastic economic and creative future for LVT...and in particular our Creation 55 range of products”

There’s no doubt that 2016 has seen a Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank (LVT) resurgence leading to a much higher demand for this most ubiquitous of flooring products. For Gerflor it’s been a journey of discovery, passion and innovation leading to a zealous encounter with the creativity of old and new materials, matched only by a strong human contribution in “tuning” the aesthetics of wood, marble and stones through drawings, geometry, laser engraving, sandblasting and various inlays.

Gerflor’s Creation Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection produces some stunningly attractive new colours, designs, effects and formats. The Creation range provides cutting-edge designled, sustainable solutions for most contract and residential applications. Designed for medium traffic areas through to light commercial use is Gerflor’s LVT Creation 55 range. Creation 55 is a perfect match for moderate traffic areas in commercial environments including offices, hospitalities, restaurants, reception areas, boutiques and also housing. It has a 0.55 mm wear layer and is now available in 61 designs with 7 different sizes in tiles and planks.

All vinyl seems to be trending this year and it now appears to be the ‘big dog on the block’. Original, well thought-out vinyl designs are on a march, becoming one of the most popular and sought-after floors on the market, and this is in large part due to the newest

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NOISE POLLUTION? Forbo’s Sarlon collection offers the perfect solution

Forbo’s newly revamped Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl flooring collection can help to create contemporary and comfortable environments across a wide range of market sectors where excessive noise is an issue. Reducing noise pollution is often an essential prerequisite in educational, health and residential care buildings and many other types of public places where people are working, learning or being cared for. Forbo’s Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl flooring collection is now available in over 100 different design and colour combinations and is offered with two levels of impact sound reduction - 15dB and 19dB - to suit a wide range of applications.

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At the heart of the collection are seven refined designs offering colours ranging from subtle and calming neutral shades to bright and stimulating ‘pops’. For specifiers looking to create a natural aesthetic, there are traditional wood effects and stone and concrete looks to choose from, and for more adventurous spaces, there are exciting signature designs that will add interest to any application area. In this category is Dégradé, Forbo’s new progressive

Sarlon Dégradé in Jungle gradient design, the fresh and modern aesthetics of Abstract Wood, and the organic Topography design. The Sarlon collection benefits from a PUR finish, which makes floors easy to clean and helps to keep them in prime condition, even under heavy traffic conditions. Manufactured to maximise impact and in-room sound reduction, Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl also retains a market leading minimum residual indentation rating, a key consideration when determining the choice of acoustic flooring.

For more information please call 0844 822 3928, email or visit Enquiry No.218

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20 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS Itec donation proves a hit for charity

Itec Contract Floors has delivered a striking decorative vinyl flooring solution to the Rykneld Community Centre, Derby, a site run by the Enthusiasm charity that gives opportunities to underprivileged young people in the local area. Renowned for delivering commercial floors that match good looks with premium performance, no fewer than 250m2 of Concept Woods were installed in the centre’s main hall and break out areas. Selecting Tavel 651, tired carpet tiles and worn hard floors were replaced with an oak effect full of character and authenticity. This recently added décor to the Concept Woods collection brings a mid-tone oak full with authentic knot, grain and swirl marks, creating an enticing interior to visitors but one that is also easy to maintain. ITEC CONTRACT FLOORS Enquiry No.408

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Profloor Levelling System gives a lift to flats conversion The A. Proctor Group Ltd, renowned for providing high quality, innovative solutions for the construction industry has supplied its Profloor Levelling System to contractors Andrew Towns Wadey Builders to help with the conversion of a Grade II listed building in Reigate to residential flats. The former offi ce buildings required a floating floor acoustic treatment to the existing out of level floors, and Profloor Levelling System was selected as the ideal solution. Offering the perfect solution for conversions and new build developments of fl ats where impact and airborne sound reduction is mandatory, the Profl oor Levelling System is easy to install, and enables developers and contractors to meet the performance requirements of the current building regulations. THE A. PROCTOR GROUP LTD

Hunter Douglas showcases expertise at £16m leisure centre

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The showpiece leisure and community centre at Ashington in Northumberland includes two stunning ceiling systems, manufactured by Hunter Douglas. The first – a visually striking 640m2 wood linear open ceiling – stretches across the entire entrance and main atrium. Finished in American red oak, it was made to 111mm module, with each plank measuring 92mm x 15mm. Hunter Douglas’ special demountable clips, which allow up to 50% demountability, were used, while the 19mm gaps between the linear wood panels are visually closed by an acoustic fleece to improve interior sound absorption. Hunter Douglas also manufactured and supplied expanded metal acoustic rafts beneath an exposed soffit in the gymnasium. Made to a 1000 x1000 module, they have regular edges to fit a standard 24mm ceiling grid and include the Hunter Douglas LS10 stretch metal pattern. HUNTER DOUGLAS

Discreet Domani joins Kährs collection Each of the seven Domani floors has a very individual look, spanning pearlescent ‘Chiaro’ to deep, dark ‘Scurro’. The rustic one-strip designs, in oak and hard maple, have a more discreet surface than most country timber grades, with fewer knots but lots of colour variation. Surfaces are softly brushed and handscraped to enhance the natural pigmentation. Combined with a hard wax oil finish, Domani provides a strong, natural appearance with great depth and a mellow lustre. All designs have a multi-layered construction, with a sustainable oak or hard maple surface layer and a fast-growing spruce/pine/poplar core. This ecofriendly, engineered format makes the floors more stable and is ideal for installation over underfloor heating.

Kährs has introduced its new Domani Collection of wood floors. The new collection includes seven designs, with a discreet contemporary-rustic grain and a hard wax oil finish. The new oak and maple floors are offered in a spectrum of natural colour tones, including chic white and grey tones, naturals and rich dark browns.

To ‘find your floor’ and create a virtual furnished room, combining paint tones from Earthborn’s Claypaint range, please visit For more information and stockist details, please contact Kährs (UK) Ltd on tel. 023 9245 3045, email or visit Enquiry No.221

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It’s very strong Multiboard can hold a tile weight of 62kg per square metre, double that of standard lining board and with a compressive strength of 40 tonnes per sqm. A stronger alternative to plasterboard and it can be fixed straight on to stud walls. Enquiry No.222

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Video puts Crown Trade’s historic and classic shades in the picture

selection of 120 shades influenced by eight distinctive architectural and design styles including Palladian and Neo-Classical, Regency, Arts & Crafts, Gothic Revival, Victorian Eclectic, Art Deco and post-war ‘50’s Sketchbook. A more recent introduction is the Crown Trade Classic Collection - a selection of 30 beautiful, timeless shades in classic neutral colours, which have been hand-picked from an extensive range of palettes. Both collections are produced in a variety of high quality Crown Trade products, enabling specifiers to choose authentic and accurate colours with confidence, without compromising on performance. One of the most popular choices is Crown Trade Clean Extreme. By choosing Historic and Classic shades in this high-performance coating, there’s the double benefit of achieving stunning colour and the reassurance of a super scrubbable finish, which allows surfaces to be repeatedly returned to their pristine condition whilst still retaining the beautiful, dead-flat, matt finish desired in classic and historical shades.

Crown Trade has produced a new video to help specifiers looking for inspiration for projects with a classic or historic theme. Available to view at the short film showcases beautiful hues from both the Crown Trade Historic and Classic Collections. The video builds

on Crown Trade’s new style guide, which brings together shades from the two collections into one 14page booklet. Noted for their historical accuracy and authenticity, the Crown Trade Historic Colours Collection is a

Along with Crown Trade Clean Extreme, most Historic and Classic Colours are also available in finishes including Crown Trade Matt Vinyl, Silk Vinyl, Mid Sheen, Satin Finish, Eggshell, Acrylic Eggshell and Full Gloss. Some of the shades can also be selected in the flame retardant coating, Crown Trade Timonox. The Historic and Classic collections are featured in-depth on Crown Trade’s website Enquiry No.224

Triton extends liquid applied waterproofing range Triton has extended its range of liquid applied waterproofing products to offer a wider choice of systems primarily for the reliable waterproofing of roofs and podium decks. Each of the three new systems provides Type A barrier protection waterproofing as defined in BS 8102 (2009). They are quick and easy to apply, very fast curing and suitable for application in cooler temperatures – therefore extending the season for application and reducing the downtime of areas treated. TWS-Poly H produces a totally seamless waterproof surface on prepared concrete and can be applied by squeegee, brush, trowel or roller. The 2-component polyurea formulation is ideal for waterproofing pitched or flat roofs, decks and balconies and other areas where a degree of flexibility is required. The trafficable, cured surface also makes it suitable for waterproofing concrete floors in car parks etc. TWSPoly H can also be applied to internal and external walls. TWS-Poly S is another fast curing, 2-component polyuria formulation but designed for application by a twin nozzle, heated spray unit. Offering excellent bonding strength and crack bridging capability, TWS-Poly S can be combined with

geotextiles to obtain on-site applied, seamless liners or coatings in tunnels or canals or used to waterproof pitched or flat roofs. The cured surface allows for building movement and is trafficable and highly resistant to abrasion. Single component TWS Fastcoat cures as an elastic and seamless layer that offers excellent weather resistance and can withstand permanent water contact. A key feature is its ability to deliver a combination of root barrier and waterproofing layer, therefore reducing the number of layers required in green roof construction. Applied by brush, spreader or airless equipment, its cured surface can be lightly

trafficked making it suitable for low pitch or flat roofs and balconies. Liquid applied waterproofing systems can deal with complex shapes and contours where joints or folds in other waterproofing materials might cause a weakness. Technical support on the specification and installation of all

Triton’s waterproofing systems is available from Triton’s technical team. Installation guidelines and data sheets are also available for download at Web: Enquiry No.225

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SIOO WOOD PROTECTION - A NEW WOOD MODIFICATION FOR THE UK All too often the appearance of new timber clad buildings is ruined by uneven weathering. It is quite common to see buildings where the shaded areas are still unweathered whereas the exposed areas have already changed to the silvery-grey colour associated with exposed wood. For this reason, pictures of timber clad buildings are always taken immediately after construction and not after a year or two! Aesthetics is hugely important in the built environment and this patchy weathering puts people off from specifying timber as a cladding material. A new product in the UK is the Swedish wood surface modification system, Sioo Wood Protection. This product reacts with the wood to produce a pleasing even grey surface within a few months of application. Very importantly, this accelerated weathering takes place through a chemical reaction of the Sioo system with the top few millimetres of the wood surface and so it is a permanent change. Because thegreying takes place due to the chemical reaction, a completely even appearance is obtained, since it is not reliant upon exposure to sunlight for the reaction to take place. The Sioo Wood Protection System uses silicate technology in a two part waterbased system. The first stage of the treatment uses a mineral silica solution that is able to penetrate the surface of the wood very efficiently. After the first treatment stage, a silanebased emulsion is applied, which cures by crosslinking to form a flexible silica network and provides

a water-proof barrier preventing leaching of the mineral silicate. Over time, the mineral silicate cures by reacting with atmospheric carbon dioxide to precipitate an insoluble silica network within the wood structure. The product has been used extensively for cladding and decking protection and has also been used to protect the decks of sailing boats. The Sioo system is used as a surface protection system, which is suitable for Use Classes 1, 2, 3.1 and 3.2 according to EN 335 Part 2 (see table). If additional protection is thought necessary for Use Class 3.2 applications, then the Sioo Wood Protection System can be applied to preservative treated wood and to thermally treated wood. When used in interior applications Sioo Wood has the huge advantage of being VOC-free, since it is water-based and uses silicate technology.

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In salt water

Disposal at end of life is not a problem, since the product is non-toxic. Use Classes according to EN 335 Part 2.

For further details and information on the Sioo Wood Protection System please refer to the UK website

Enquiry No.226

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Axiom® by Formica Group: Surfaces for modern kitchen living Developed in response to changing consumer trends, Axiom® by Formica Group has updated its range of designled laminate worktops, upstands and splashbacks. With the modern kitchen being the ‘hub’ of the home, the latest introductions are inspired by contemporary kitchen living; assisting kitchen studios and installers to meet their customers’ aspirations. Understanding lifestyle demands and the multi-functional use of today’s kitchen space, Axiom by Formica Group provides versatile laminate surfaces to merge social and family living. Headlining the new introductions is Platinum Etchings, a new generation of stylish engineered stone patterns with a twist; a sparkling overlay to

challenge traditional gloss finishes. Other new products include an invigorated wood offering with the introduction of 2 new textures, Lumbar and Woodland, as well as new décor introductions to the Axiom® True Scale range. Axiom’s worktops, upstands and splashbacks offer the material properties and a versatility of design to allow for the mixing of different workspaces within a kitchen, for example a worktop with a dining table. The different decors on offer provide a contrast of aesthetic but with the durability and hygiene qualities essential to laminate thereby accommodating culinary, entertainment and homework needs - essentially making the kitchen the social meeting centre of the home.

Web: Email: Tel: 0800 376 2976 Enquiry No.227

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The finishing touch The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail. When careful consideration has been made to the sanitary-ware, taps, shower, lighting and tile or stone covering in a kitchen or bathroom, then why leave the tile profiles to chance when a palette of designs and hundreds of options for finishes, textures, materials and colours, are available with Schlüter®PROFILES.

The full range offers an ideal combination of functionality and design solutions, suitable for both residential and commercial projects. Edge Profiles for Floors: Schlüter®SCHIENE, the original finishing threshold strip or diminishing profile, finishes tiled surfaces and protects the outer edges of ceramic and natural stone floor coverings. The threshold strips, or diminishing profiles, of the Schlüter®-RENO series create a smooth transition between adjoining floor coverings of different heights, protecting the exposed tile edge. Wall Corners and Edge Profiles: The tile trim profiles of the series Schlüter®-JOLLY, Schlüter®-RONDEC, and Schlüter®-QUADEC create a highly durable and decorative finishing for wall coverings and skirtings made of tile and natural stone. Create designer accents using the range of

THE SHOWER TRAY-EVOLVED BY JT Leading UK shower tray manufacturer, JT, has today launched a new addition to its award winning range. Evolved by JT is a first in the market that fuses both tray and wet room concepts. At 25mm deep, Evolved by JT has been designed to incorporate the simplicity of installing a shower tray with the stunning look of a modern wet room. Over nearly three decades, JT has led product design in the shower industry, from the first tray on legs to the launch of the revolutionary JT40 and market-leading JTFusion, the low profile tray that took the market by storm. This next generation product features a leading

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edge waste solution, powered by an exclusive partnership with global market-leading waste manufacturer Wirquin. Evolved by JT is available in five stunning colours; Sage Green, Mistral Grey, Malbec Red, Pastel Blue and Astro Black, as well as Gloss and Matt white. Paul Crossley, Managing Director of JT, said: “We are exceptionally proud to bring a new era of shower tray design to market. Evolved by JT is the

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profiles in conjunction with the decorative Schlüter®-DESIGNLINE and Schlüter®-QUADEC-FS border profiles. Stair Nosing Profiles: The edges of stairs are exposed to heavy mechanical stresses and represent a high risk for injuries. Because of their slip-resistant design and excellent visibility, Schlüter®-TREP profiles improve safety and offer DDA compliance and protection. They can also be combined with Schlüter®-LIPROTEC illuminated profiles. Movement and Control Joints: The movement, expansion, and control joint profiles of our Schlüter®-DILEX series offer a maintenance-free and functional solution, controlling movement in the screed or substrate joints transferring through to the surface when installed in line with British Standards, BS5385 part 3 and 4 for tile, and part 5 for stone. For more information, Tel: 01530 813396 Email: or Visit: Enquiry No.228

result of a significant investment in time, design and production technology. Our latest addition to the JT range is a 25mm tray that has the look and feel of a wetroom, but with the functionality and quality of a JT shower tray. “Our brand reputation is built on quality and innovation, which we are really proud of. It is the first tray that has been designed with a fully integrated, purpose built low-level waste system created in a joint venture with

Wirquin. Both companies have invested countless hours in research, design and development to bring this sector first product to market." Evolved by JT is available in a range of sizes with prices starting from just £116.00.

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26 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS Showerwall launches the Sureseal system

Showerwall has launched Sureseal, a purpose-designed trim system that is fitted at the base of its bathroom panelling to enhance waterproof protection, long term performance and facilitate easier cleaning in busy shower areas. It is very easy and quick to fit and does not add time onto the overall installation speed which is one of the key benefits of Showerwall compared to tiling. The new Sureseal system comprises a base trim and a cover trim, both in white. The system works by fitting the Sureseal base trim on to the shower tray and adding sealant, before sliding a Showerwall panel into place. This envelopes the base of the panel to give a four-point seal before the cover trim is clipped on providing a smooth and neat finish. SHOWERWALL Enquiry No.411

Franke’s new Nyon tap is a modern classic The modern classic styling of the new Nyon monobloc tap from Franke’s Specialist Range makes it a design-versatile tap for both traditional and contemporary kitchens, while its solid stainless steel manufacture assures a robust tap that’s built to last. The 328mm high Nyon is easily operated by a single side lever. It has a spout reach of 220mm and rotates a full 360 so is ideal for use with a double sink. The Nyon joins Franke’s ‘Portfolio 55’ collection, with Franke offering a five year guarantee on the finish as well as parts due to these taps’ particularly high quality and precision manufacture. The Nyon is available now and is one of the latest additions to the Franke Specialist Range tap portfolio. FRANKE Enquiry No.412

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Methven UK Extends Range of Cool-to-Touch Bar Showers · Kiri Bar Shower also includes AwardWinning Satinjet® Technology Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has extended its range of coolto-touch bar showers with two new models for the UK market. Utilising cool-to-touch technology, Methven’s new bar showers ensure the bar valves never get warmer than the mixed water temperature, resulting in a safer shower experience that is suitable for all the family. The adjustable thermostatic controls also allow users

to maintain their preferred water temperature setting and have a 38°C default safety setting to prevent scalding. Continuing the Kiri range’s tradition of crisp and sleek design, the new Kiri Satinjet bar shower features Methven’s patented Satinjet technology, which collides twin-jets of water to deliver more than 300,000 droplets of water per second for an invigorating, luxurious showering experience. METHVEN UK

Enquiry No.413

Hansgrohe wall-mounted basins mixers Wall-mounted basin mixers are a popular option for bathrooms as they keep the basin clear and create a sleek 5star look. Affordable designs are available from the hansgrohe brand and thanks to the development

Saniflo strengthens position in leisure market Further strengthening its position in the leisure market, Sanilfo UK – a leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and cubicles – has recently supplied Norfolkbased manufacturer of rustic shepherd huts, The English Shepherd Hut Co, with a series of Saniflo products making it possible for the hut manufacturer to offer a unique accommodation experience in the beautiful English countryside. The portable units are suitable for weddings, festivals, campsites, offices, garden rooms and playrooms and are made from wood and corrugated iron offering every modern convenience. The real differentiator between Shepherd Huts and most other portable accommodation is that these special units offer running water for all cooking and bathing needs and even toilets that flush rather than the chemical variety offered by most temporary accommodation, providing a luxurious experience.

of more effective concealed technology they are also easy to install. The latest designs are the new Talis S and E wall-mounted basins mixers with floor-standing models to match in the same two styles.

SANILFO UK Enquiry No.414

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The new Lanark tap from Carron Phoenix offers design interest and value for money Carron Phoenix has extended its tap portfolio with the new Lanark, featuring a classic swanneck and delicately curved ‘teardrop’ lever design that suit both traditional and contemporary kitchens. The Lanark in Chrome has the ideal market blend of quality and value for money, retailing at an attractive £150 inc VAT. It is available now and comes with the assurance of a five year guarantee. The easy-to-operate singlelever, dual-flow tap features a swivel spout that rotates through 360�, which combined with a spout reach of 216mm, allows easy

rinsing for single or multi-bowl sinks. The tap is 387mm in height, making an elegant design statement while not dominating the sink space. The Lanark operates on a minimum 0.5 bar pressure so is suitable for both combination boiler and most gravity fed water systems. It is the latest addition to the Carron Phoenix tap portfolio, which includes a choice of 31 mixer, filter and boiling water models to suit all styles and tastes. CARRON PHOENIX Enquiry No.416

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requirement for any signage – simple and successful urban design in action.’ This development by Hill Residential, designed by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE), has 76 new homes ranging from one-bedroom flats to fivebedroom detached houses and includes 25% affordable housing and 18 flats and small houses specifically designed for the over-55 market.

NorDan’s Scandinavian timber windows feature in RIBA award winning design from architects Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) for Hill Partnerships The Avenue development at Saffron Walden, has just won a RIBA National Award in 2016. Designed for developers Hill, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects have managed to extract the maximum from the location lush with mature lime trees, dating back to 1879 when a Quaker Friends School was established on the site.

The team set out to retain as many of the trees as possible and in doing so they have created a striking avenue at the heart of the scheme which now forms a well-used public route through the development. Nice touch that the choice of Norwegian Designed timber windows from NorDan complements timber shingle cladding to some of the external walls. On presenting the award the judges commented: ‘The

Avenue represents the best of new housing developments: a committed client, a skilled architect, and a site with a fabulous mature landscape. The palette of materials is traditional but the detailing is modern and crisp. The housing off the main avenue forms a series of courtyards that strike a clever mix of coherence and community for the owners. This is a great lesson in defensible space without the

The scheme responds sensitively to its mature landscaped context, within a Conservation Area and adjacent to a listed water tower. The heart of the scheme is a retained avenue of mature lime trees, The Avenue. The homes here are arranged around courtyards behind a new garden wall, or are set back beyond grassed and planted verges. The new landscaping includes relocated native hedgerows, planted fruit trees from existing rootstock on the site, and retention of most of the mature trees. NorDan supplied top swing aluminium clad timber windows from their NTech 1.2 range. With a grey or white fully finished factory painted frames. Enquiry No.230



Fabricator and installer H-K-L Specialists, designed and sourced the bespoke steel cradles and associated supports to carry the glazed fin. Located in the heart of the city of Leeds, Associated Architects have designed a new facade for the existing concrete structure using a dark red glazed terracotta cladding with full height aluminium windows. Having a contemporary appearance the new facade is carefully designed to blend in between existing office buildings in this sought after conservation area of the city. UK leading systems supplier, Aluprof, have recently supplied a bespoke aluminium glazing solution for the £3.3m office redevelopment of 6 East Parade in Leeds. The “Avatar Mullion Feature” principle installed is a newly designed principle that incorporates an external glass structural fin which sits within the SR50N mullion. The “fin”, the first of its kind to be installed in Europe, was designed in a joint venture with Aluprof.

MB-SR50 from Aluprof is a high performance curtain wall system that can be supplied in various guises, both for vertical and roof applications and to suit a wide range of project requirements. The MB-SR50N EI Fire Rated System offers the same sight lines but can offer up to EI160 rating for vertical glazing. MB-SR50 is a tried and tested system used across the globe that can easily be modified to offer specifiers bespoke requirements. At

one time bespoke aluminium solutions were limited to large facade projects; the new structural fin detail from Aluprof shows that bespoke solutions can now be efficiently developed for much smaller projects. Aluprof systems are increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and

installed by selected, specially trained companies to ensure each fabricated product meets the Aluprof exacting standards. Further information is available on the company website at

Enquiry No.231

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Comar 5P.i Advanced Window System Using latest thermal break technology to produce windows for the next generation of solutions. Integration is the key factor which underpins the latest new product launch from Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems. Their market leading Comar 9P.i Framing system offers fast-track semi unitised construction for floor to ceiling glazing, allowing tilt/turn or casement windows to hang direct from the Comar 9P.i Frame as well as rebated doors. With the addition of thermal foam and triple glazing Comar 9P.i offers U-values down to 0.77, creating a future proof solution for their architectural, contractor and fabricator partners. Comar announce they have incorporated the technology from their Comar 9P.i system into the Comar 5P.i window range, and are now launching the Comar 5P.i Advanced Casement and Tilt/Turn window system which integrates seamlessly into Comar 9P.i creating the option for standalone high performance windows. The brief to Comar’s Design Team was to specifically meet architectural demands; low U-values, matching slim sight lines for both the casement and tilt/turn, large glazing pocket for acoustic glass, secured by design and large sizes. For their contractor and fabricator partners, performance with built in fasttrack fabrication and installation. For further information, contact the Marketing Department 0208 685 9685 • -

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Get spaced out with Garador Sectional Doors! In modern buildings, space is always at a premium inside and out, and driveways are noticeably shorter today on many properties. So it is no surprise that Garador’s sectional garage doors are now a top seller across the UK. These superbly engineered doors open vertically then horizontally on tracks back into the garage, eliminating the problem of losing driveway space through standard up and over doors, which ‘kick out’ on opening. Thanks to the vertical opening, cars can park close up to the garage door, a huge benefit in modern homes.There is also no loss of width in the garage space, giving maximum parking space for wider vehicles such as 4 x 4s and MPVs. Along with their great practicality, many choose Garador’s sectional garage doors to enhance the look and style of a property. The doors come in a wide variety of surface finishes, designs and colours, including ribbed and panelled versions, elegant Georgian style and small and even ultra modern large linear, ensuring anyone can find exactly the right style of door to suit their property. With a full range of size options, including standard and purpose made, there really is a door for every requirement and every build. Find out more about Garador’s sectional garage doors at Enquiry No. 233

Nordic Aluminium turns up the heat with WarmCore Nordic Aluminum, the leading trade manufacturer of bespoke aluminium windows and doors, which is part of the Leeds-based HWL Windows Group, has enhanced its product portfolio with the addition of Synseal’s innovative WarmCore aluminium folding sliding door system. Combining the desirability and durability of aluminium with unparallelled insulation, WarmCore has an orange thermal core which ensures the bifold doors are 25% more thermally efficient than traditional aluminium systems. Strong and secure, WarmCore doors come with class leading security built in, backed by a comprehensive 10 year product guarantee and reinforced by the ERA Five Star security guarantee. Nordic Aluminium, which moved into its own 5,000 sq ft premises in 2015, has become a leader in the aluminium field fabricating windows, bi-folds, entrance doors and shopfronts using the leading Smart and Sapa systems. Web: Enquiry No. 234

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30 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING Steel windows debut at Adele’s studio

Occupying a Victorian warehouse building in Ladbroke Grove, West London, Walters Workshops is a creative oasis for artisan workshops and music recording and is where Adele's smash hit 'Rolling in the Deep' was first demo recorded. As part of the initial phase of a refurbishment programme, original cast iron windows were overhauled and 38 new bespoke steel windows were manufactured and installed by Steel Window Association member, West Leigh. For the building’s front façade, West Leigh used W20 sections to manufacture 15 windows which were installed on the ground, first and second floors.

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Veranti Systems completed at Catholic primary school Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator Veranti Systems completed a new build 2 form entry Catholic Primary School in Poplar, East London. Formed out of a merger of two schools the bright and eye catching design uses brick to match the surrounding area and is wrapped with shards of colour in the form of Brise Soleil. The overhanging roof ensures extra shading; with the roof line being reminiscent of Poplar’s ship building past and the skyline of London’s Canary Wharf featuring as the backdrop. Comar 5P.i. Top/ Side Hung and Fixed Light thermally efficient polyamide insulated windows were specified. These aluminium windows offer outstanding weather performance and reduce heat loss through the trademark P.i thermal break ensuring low U-values so energy bills are minimised. THE PARKSIDE GROUP

Comar 6 curtain walling is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths into the façade with special profiles to include opening vents and doors. The design of Comar 6 makes it ideal for complex facetted curtain walls as well as sheer glazed facades. Comar 6 was selected due to its slim 50mm profiles which maximised the glazed area for natural day lighting.

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New slimline telescopic door automation from Tormax Further extending their comprehensive range of technologically advanced automatic door drives, TORMAX has launched a telescopic option of the versatile iMotion 2302 sliding door operator. With an incredibly narrow installation height of just 150mm, the new telescopic version allows an automatic entrance to be installed in almost any location, even in the narrowest of spaces. Encompassing all the advantages of the iMotion range including whisper-quiet operation, long service life and dynamic door motion, low maintenance demands and integral safety features for pedestrian protection, the new telescopic 2302 is capable of automating door leaf weights of up to 2x120kg and 4x100 kg. TORMAX


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AkzoNobel handles the heat with UK Fire Doors Ltd

Portfolio collection from Premdor, A study in detail

North Wales based UK Fire Doors Ltd. grasped an opportunity to further expand their manufacturing through door manufacturers Leaderflush Shapland, who had previously been trading from their Langley Mill factory in Derbyshire up until the end of 2015. Acquiring the now redundant premises would provide UK Fire Doors Ltd. with a unique opening to gild their expansion plans with a ready-made plant and equipment. AKZO NOBEL

When the Premdor product development team designed The Portfolio Collection, the range established new market standards for internal door design and in particular quality of construction and attention to finer detailing. The solid core door collection is faced using natural veneers and utilising Premdor’s innovative Veneer Match Technology, producing consistent colour and grain yet still allowing for natural variation, ensuring no two doors are ever identical. Each door is available with sophisticated, contemporary glazing options with fine detailing including colour co-ordinated glazing beads, presenting a perfect colour finish. FD30 and FD60 BWF certified Fire Doors are also available throughout the range. Further attention to detail is demonstrated by colour co-ordinated, solid lippings along the two long edges of each door, the lippings can be trimmed to size if necessary. The Portfolio Collection presents four distinct design themes comprising Natural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classic delivering nineteen aspirational designs with trend setting innovations in colour palette and

grain combinations, sure to inspire Architects, Designers and Building Professionals alike, who maintain an eye for detail. PREMDOR Enquiry No.235

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£25K showroom refurb for Patiomaster Customer “Since we started installing PatioMaster sliding doors, we’ve had none of the issues that we have experienced with other manufacturers. In fact, once they are installed we can almost forget about them; they are virtually indestructible! Since we started trading 22 years ago we have changed fabricator four times, but four years ago we made the decision to use PatioMaster Northern Ireland for 100%, and we really believe that no other PVC-U manufacturer can offer the reliability that PatioMaster does.”

Northern Ireland’s Budget Windows & Conservatories has been a customer of PatioMaster Northern Ireland since 2010, when they were recommended to PatioMaster from another customer, and haven’t looked back since, as Managing Director David Evans explains.

Initially the company were going to build a display of aluminium bi-folding doors in the 10,000 sq ft showroom, but after a consultation with PatioMaster, they decided to go for grey on grey 4 pane sliders, which fit in with the modern flat roof extension that was built in place of a large, old conservatory. “Customer feedback told us that people are moving away from bi-folds and towards patio sliders and since the refurb sales have increased over 400%, with special order colours up 6%. We used to shy away from sliders but they are the preferred choice of door now for customers, as opposed to being a product they end up getting talked into. We are installing four a week now, from 2, 3 and 4 pane options.” David continues.

The company are already at four times the amount they were trading at last year, and David believes this is attributed to the ease and popularity of the PatioMaster sliding doors. “Across the board the whole package is appealing. You can find cheaper doors sure, but the quality and reliability of PatioMaster is unbeatable. Our association with the brand and the choice of products has given us a competitive edge, and allowed us to offer something a little more exciting and unique. The refurbishment has resulted in a huge increase, not just in the amount of orders we receive but also the order value.” PatioMaster is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of in-line sliding doors and works through a small network of local craftsmen.

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DRU Global gas fires combine ingenious designs and high energy efficiency at prices that are affordable for all households. There are 17 models in total, including balanced and conventional flue, 2 and 3-sided, seethrough tunnel and freestanding fires. Global 55XT BF: The most popular model in the range is the Global 55XT. At only 55 cms wide and 54 cms high, it fits neatly into a Class1 chimney, has an eye-catching log fire display and can be combined with a selection of frames or fire surrounds. Now, for homes with no chimney, the new Global 55XT BF balanced flue model offers a clever and attractive solution.

Unique cavity wall kit: With the addition of the unique DRU cavity wall kit, the fire can be installed directly into an outside facing brick wall or pre-cast flue, with no need for a false chimneybreast and minimal building work. At only 255 mm deep, it is the slimmest and most flexible gas fire in the DRU Global range, with an energy efficiency rating of 84%. It has realistic logs, a powerful flame effect and interiors in classic stone or mirrored Ceraglass. Efficient use of heat: The Global 55XT utilises a blend of extra insulation around the cavity wall kit and discreet ventilation points under the mantle of the fire surround to channel warm air into the living room. At the same time, this prevents any build-up of excess heat in the brickwork above the fire. In combination with the custom-made Olivia fire surround, the result is an immaculate gas fire with a seamless finish. room. Global 70XT CF: Also recently launched by DRU is the new Global 70XT CF conventional flue gas fire, which is designed with the UK chimney in mind. It is an imposing fire, with a viewing window 70 cms wide x 60 cms high, framing a beautiful and realistic log fire display. Despite its impressive size, the Global 70XT has a

built-in depth of only 40 cms, making it easy to install with minimal building work. Tailor-made classic fire surround: When it is combined with the DRU tailor-made Charlotte fire surround, it forms a classic fireplace that will light up any living room. Unlike normal conventional flue gas fires, the Global 70XT requires no additional room ventilation and there are no air convection slots around the outer frame. It also has an integral safety mechanism that prevents any dispersal of CO gas into the room if the flue is blocked. Four interior finishes: There is a choice of four enviable interior finishes; smooth black, classic stone, slate or mirrored Ceraglass for extra visual depth. Both the Global 55XT and 70XT have electronic remote control and are available in mains gas or LPG versions. The new DRU Global gas fires will be available from approved DRU dealers across the UK in time for autumn 2016.

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Ideal commercial boilers work out at Lymington Health & Leisure Four Ideal Commercial Evomax 100 boilers with frame and header kits have been installed as part of an extensive retrofit at the Lymington Health & Leisure centre in Lymington, Hampshire. The new Evomax boilers, which were specified by loyal customer New Forest District Council, were installed in the boiler room to supplement two older, standard efficiency boilers which were deemed to be

inefficient and did not modulate, meaning output was all or nothing when fired. New Forest District Council have implemented a programme of refurbishments across numerous council sites involving Evomax and other Ideal Commercial boilers. The council has found the combination of ease of installation and high efficiency readings to be very impressive, along with an attractive appearance. The introduction by Ideal of

the new Multiline cascade flue assembly allowed more of the work to be carried out by the council, thereby reducing the cost of the flue specialist materials and labour. Rob Sowden, Council Engineer for New Forest District Council, was able to carry out the majority of the installation himself as well as ensuring continuous hot water between the old and new systems. Rob was particularly impressed with the support he received: “As usual, the technical back-up from Ideal Commercial Boilers was exceptional, especially in the design stage, making sure that we complied with all current regulations.” The new Evomax boilers also make sense financially. “We are predicting a 10% saving on the gas bill every year which equates to £4,000 per annum. The complete project cost under our £30k budget so, at current gas costings, we are hoping the Evomax boilers will pay for themselves in six or seven years,” Rob said. Additionally, the leisure centre can look forward to a quieter boiler room as the existing boilers were very noisy when running. For further information on the Evomax range visit: You can also receive regular updates on Twitter by following @idealboilers or LinkedIn at Enquiry No.241

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36 HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION Vortice supplies ventilation at former college site

Vortice has supplied energy efficient ventilation fans to Newland Homes’ new Grenville Place site in Bideford. Grenville Place is a thoughtfully planned development incorporating 67 individually designed homes. Located half a mile from the town centre with its wealth of historic buildings, the central streets lead to a tree-lined quay, which is regularly bustling with working fishing vessels and cargo boats. Vortice has supplied the stylish Punto Filo and the ultramodern Vort Quadro fans to this development. Both these ranges of fans offer the houses an energy efficient and sleek design within the kitchen, utilities and bathrooms, ensuring the desired ventilation rates are achieved but not compromising on style. VORTICE Enquiry No.421

New Valor Collection set to inspire Valor has launched a new collection of landscape gas fires, combining design inspiration with innovative performance features and easy servicing to deliver the perfect package for consumers and installers alike. The Valor Inspire collection is available exclusively from Valor’s network of more than 400 Valor Centre retailers. It includes two initial models - 600 and 800 - each boasting state of the art controls, unrivalled design flexibility and Valor’s unique Duo burner for enhanced performance. For easy operation, the Inspire 600 and Inspire 800 are each available with a choice of two controls; customers can opt for Valor’s unique Fireslide control, a first of its kind for premium gas fires, or an advanced remote control, offering a host of features from the comfort of the armchair. VALOR

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EVOMAX 150 packs power into small package When a high output wall hung condensing boiler is needed for a commercial installation, look no further than Evomax 150 from Ideal Commercial Boilers. Offering a condensing output of 158kW, Evomax 150 is amongst the most powerful wall hung boilers available today. It succeeds in combining this power with an impressive seasonal efficiency of 96.7% and a low NOx measurement of just 38.1 mg/kWh, offering installers and specifiers a boiler that delivers on a number of fronts, including already being compliant with Ecodesign (ErP) 2018. If more power is required, up to 4 Evomax 150s can be installed in a cascade (632kW condensing). Larger bespoke cascade systems are available upon request. For added peace of mind, and proof of its reliability, Evomax 150 comes with a five year warranty as standard*, something not matched in the high output wall hung boiler market. What really sets Evomax 150 apart from its competitors is its compact size. No other wall hung boiler offering this level of output takes up so little space; its overall volume is a mere 0.26m3, meaning it can be installed in the smallest of plant rooms. IDEAL COMMERCIAL BOILERS

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Polypipe makes the air flow at London’s Tate Modern Polypipe has reinforced its position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic sustainable drainage, water management and ventilation products after its products were specified in one of London’s most prestigious museums –Tate Modern. Over 350 metres of Polypipe’s Ridgistorm-XL large diameter piping system was specified in 750mm and 950mm diameters for use as an air ventilation system under a new building being added to the south of the existing gallery. The system delivers air to distribution plenums at set locations within the gallery. Polypipe assisted with structural calculations in order to engineer the pipe to an exact stiffness classification of 1.0kN/m², ensuring that the pipe was neither over, nor under specified. The project called for the Ridgistorm-XL pipe to be manufactured in varying lengths, from 1.5m to 6m. Polypipe’s dedicated in-house fabrications team also pre-fabricated more than 60 unique bends and fittings, which ranged from five degree to 90 degree bends,

to ‘T’ junctions and specialist ‘S’-shaped bends in varying angles. Polypipe’s unique electro-fusion jointing of the Ridgistorm-XL system was also an integral factor in the specification of the site’s ventilation system, ensuring regulatory compliance due to its ability to provide greater air tightness and insulation than other forms of jointing. Emma Nicholls, Marketing Manager at Polypipe comments: “The project was particularly challenging, partly due to the fact that the ventilation system had to be designed to connect to fixed points within the new building, whilst avoiding the structure of the building itself. “However, our ability to engineer solutions and manufacture the system off-site in our in-house fabrications facility meant that we were able to deliver a system which met the exact needs of the client and contractor.” For further information on the new Tate Modern go to Enquiry No.242

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Foam Insulation

Temporary building specialist ‘raises the roof’ with new product launch

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

With more and more businesses turning to temporary buildings as the UK continues to battle a chronic shortage of warehouse space, one specialist is continuing to bridge the gap between temporary and permanent structures. Spaciotempo has launched Oxygen, the new product offering in its family of temporary structures, characterised by a stylish curved roof profile. Combining high-end aesthetics with the robust construction which customers have come to expect from Spaciotempo, Oxygen goes even further towards bridging the gap between temporary and permanent structures. And for customers seeking to integrate an aluminium framed extension into their permanent facilities, where aesthetics play an increasing part, Oxygen certainly provides food for thought. SPACIO TEMPO

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VMZINC for £250m Cardiff bay development Cardiff Pointe, a residential project in Cardiff Bay, uniquely benefits from two waterfronts and is one of the biggest in the city for decades. Scott Brownrigg’s design specified VMZINC® standing seam façades and roofs in ANTHRAZINC® throughout phases one and two on energy-smart homes which stand on the peninsula adjacent to Cardiff Yacht Club and opposite the International Sports Village. Two 24 and 18-storey towers which dramatically cantilever out over the water on the north of the site are also clad in zinc to provide added focus for the colour’s visual aesthetic. Creating 640 homes over nine phases, the development will also include a public plaza providing community facilities, bars and restaurants.

It is an exceptional alternative to dry lining as it provides a continuous membrane of unrivalled properties. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly popular as it not only reduces heat loss but can also help keep out wind and wind driven snow; prevent tiles slipping, stops condensation and can even obviate the need for a replacement roof. Also: Cavity Foam Injection, including “hard to treat homes” WEBSTERS INSULATION LTD Enquiry No.424

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Styrocladeco now available in bespoke sizes

Decothane Keeps Pendleton Housing Scheme Dry

Styrocladeco, the weather resistant panel that is designed to insulate an upstand or parapet in new or refurbished roofing applications, is now available cut to bespoke sizes. Manufacturer Panel Systems has introduced this new service following demand from contractors, as part of making the product even quicker and easier to install on roofs. Danny Phelan, National Sales Manager at Panel Systems, said: “Styrocladeco is one of our most popular roof insulation products and the new bespoke sizing option should make it an even more popular choice for roofs. PANEL SYSTEMS

Roofing Contractor, Weatherwell, is due to start work on site at Salix House; the ninth block of flats the company has upgraded using Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane liquid membrane as part of the ambitious Pendleton regeneration programme in Salford. The eight blocks completed to date have all undergone a major refurbishment, including improvements to their energy performance and the building envelope to enhance thermal performance. The roofing schemes carried out by Weatherwell using Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane system


have played an important role in this strategy, which has seen each block improved and leased back to the council as part of the PFI. A performance specification for a liquid system with a 25-year guarantee was issued for all nine blocks, which range in size from 12 storeys to 32. As Keepmoat had previously used the Decothane system successfully on similar projects, the Sika Liquid Plastics product was chosen, and Weatherwell was appointed as an approved contractor. SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS Enquiry No.244

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is thrilled with Kemper System solution Two of the popular rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach have been upgraded to ensure they continue to thrill families of visitors for another generation thanks to Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 liquid waterproofing membrane. Opened in 2000 at a cost of £15 million, indoor log flume ‘Valhalla’ is one of the 120-year-old Pleasure Beach’s most popular rides, offering visitors a thrilling Viking-themed journey. The external façade features a ‘waterfall’ that dispenses 12,000 gallons of water per minute, splashing the covered waiting area below. It was this area of the ride that was upgraded with an overlay of Kemperol V210, a cold liquid applied waterproofing system that bonds directly to the substrate and forms a reinforced monolithic membrane that cannot delaminate and offers a BBAaccredited service life of 25 years. Comments Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Construction Manager, Tim Currey: “The volume of water constantly pouring on the queue shelter roof for Enquiry No.245

Valhalla is far in excess of what any roof would normally have to deal with, so it needed a robust waterproofing membrane with no vulnerable seams and no risk of water penetration.” The Kemperol V210 cold liquid resin system was applied by roofing contractor, Castle Roofing, in a single wet-on-wet process, applying resin immediately followed by a flexible reinforcement fleece and then more resin to ensure complete saturation of the fleece before the membrane was allowed to cure. The same system was used to overlay the roof of the theme park’s Alice in Wonderland family ride, which was originally constructed in the 1950s and was suffering water ingress in some

areas. Here, Castle Roofing cut out sections of the existing felt roof where it had split, filling these areas will a repair mortar made of Kemper System’s D Primer and quartz sand, before installing the Kemperol V210 system as an overlay. Tim adds: “The Kemperol V210 enabled the contractor to work on small sections of roof at a time and manage the programme around the operational demands of the business, while providing a robust, durable and flexible waterproofing solution.”

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Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem ‘IF’ has been made into a permanent promenade landmark at Westward Ho!, Devon. Kipling spent several of his childhood years at Westward Ho! and, following

Torridge District Council decided to inscribe the first verse of Rudyard’s poem ‘If’ into the pavement of the new promenade with the words being laid out in traditional granite setts. However, the complexity and cost of forming the letters using granite setts was prohibitive. Contractor, Devon and Cornwall Surfacing proposed a simpler and more cost effective approach: the use of Quicksetts. Conceived by Quicksetts and manufactured by

Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO channel runs installed at Scarles Yard Car Park, Norwich Scarles Yard comprises a purpose built multi storey car park of concrete frame construction with ancillary integrated warehouse / workshop units located along its frontage. With three levels, the car park provides 823 spaces for Aviva employees during the working week and is open for public use on Saturdays and Bank Holidays for a flat daily charge, being particularly popular when Norwich City FC play at home. The top level of the car park is drained with 453 metres of Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO 100 - Type 75 channels in various run lengths. The channels are fitted with FIBRETEC® HEELSAFE 9mm slot gratings with a loading Class of C250. Made from PA-GF, the FIBRETEC® grating will not rust and has a slot configuration specifically designed by Hauraton R & D engineers to enhance the flow of water into the channel. The slots are super smooth, elliptical openings with the moulded bars having slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well

licensed manufacturer Jobling Purser, Quicksetts look just like traditional granite setts but their installation is fast and efficient. The 18mm thick composite moulded setts incorporate granite to resemble traditional setts. For the Westward Ho! project, they were simply glued into place and then a resin-bound aggregate pavement surface was applied around them. With no need for any excavation, installation was simple and fast. The final result provides the robust visual permanence of traditional granite setts with the inconvenience and coast of excavation. The words of the poem’s first verse are set in a single line along the

promenade. Devon and Cornwall Surfacing completed the verse of 71 words, made up of 271 letters, in just 6 days. The Council and local residents are thrilled with the result. Torridge District Councillor, Dr Peter G Le Maistre, Ward Member for Westward Ho!, said: “Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘IF’ still sends shivers down my spine when I read it. It is so evocative of the British spirit and what it is to be British. What could be than to have this better commemorated on the front at Westward Ho!?”

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as providing an elegant appearance, the feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots. This configuration also helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating and important consideration for this project. The RECYFIX® channel component is made from 100% recycled polypropylene (PP) and has an intake cross section of 372 cm2. The FIBRETEC® grating are factory fitted on all channels. PRO accessories include a trash box, foul air trap, mud bucket, closed and DN 70/100 end caps. Ken Burgess, Hauraton‘s Project Manager comments; “As each one metre unit only weighed 3.4kg, the contractor, ATPS of Clacton on Sea, found the RECYFIX® PRO channels with their FIBRETEC® gratings easy to install in the concreted top level of the car park”.

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42 EXTERNAL WORKS & LANDSCAPING / DRAINAGE Schools & Universities use Bituchem for better landscapes

Bituchem’s specialist hard-landscaping products have proved a popular choice across the education sector with numerous applications in both schools and universities being completed. The company has worked for instance with Reading University and Hertfordshire University, as well as a number of primary schools across the country to provide an attractive and maintenance-free landscape solution using its flagship Natratex and Colourtex materials. Bituchem’s Natratex buff coloured material has appeared to be the most popular choice amongst school and university redevelopments due to its modern aesthetics which complement the colours of Cotswold stone, which is being used more often for new buildings. BITUCHEM Enquiry No.428

Advanced frost protection of prestigious driveway

An intelligent frost-protection system from Gaia Climate Systems has been installed under the driveway of a luxury home in the centre of London. Gaia's DEVI DTCE-30 frost protection cables, mounted on D49 wire mesh, were installed under block paving on a 40m2 driveway in the fashionable Notting Hill district. The special twin-conductor electric cable produces 30W of heat per linear metre to raise the surface temperature of the pavement sufficiently to melt ice or prevent standing water from freezing. Especially useful on steeplysloping surfaces, the system is invaluable for maintaining pedestrian safety and preventing vehicles from skidding or getting stuck. GAIA Enquiry No.429

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Eye-catching Brett Paving Solutions for £15.5m School refurbishment

Sarum Academy in Salisbury has regenerated its external grounds, as part of a larger £15.5m redevelopment, using a proven permeable paving solution from UK manufacturer Brett Landscaping. The eye-catching scheme has been created using Piatto Block paving with its vibrant colours and clean, modern design, combined with classic Omega and Omega Flow rectangular block paving from Brett Landscaping. The Omega Flow permeable paving allows rainfall to permeate naturally between the paving blocks into a permeable subbase as part of a SuDS solution designed to help prevent flooding. This product selection has been used to create a variety of patterns which complement and reflect the contemporary lines of the school itself. The resurfacing project has formed part of a comprehensive renovation scheme, which began in April 2012 when the school’s original 1950’s buildings were considered ‘no longer

fit for purpose’. Leaks, drainage issues, and a general poor state of repair were contributory factors to the schools need for redevelopment. The process, which was completed in July 2013, has resulted in the creation of an inspiring, stateof-the-art educational facility, amidst outstanding views of the Wiltshire Countryside. “The school building was in significant need of improvement, so the decision was made to completely rebuild a new impressive learning environment on the school’s original site,” explains Ms Dawn Higgins, Director of Business and Finance at Sarum Academy. The modern architectural style of the new school required complementary hard landscaping, with landscape architect consultancy, Illman Young, assigned to the task. Web: Enquiry No.250

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44 EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & AWARDS People power results in silver award for Intastop

A high grade standard by Investors In People has been given to a Doncaster company after it has shown long term commitment and continued support of good people management in practice underpinned by the IIP standard. 1994 was the year the Channel Tunnel opened, John Major was UK Prime Minister and leading door and wall protection manufacturer, Intastop Ltd, was one of the first UK small companies to receive the Investors in People standard. Fast forward 22 years and Intastop, based in Doncaster, has received an IIP Silver award after undergoing rigorous scrutiny with regard its staff, training and people policies.

Exova BM TRADA hold softwood visual strength grading course from 26-30 September Exova BM TRADA is holding its next softwood visual strength grading course at the end of September. This is an interactive learning course which mixes both classroom and practical sessions, with time actually spent in the timber yard. Geared towards those who are involved in the selection and supply of softwood in the workplace, this practical five-day course will provide delegates with a fully developed knowledge of strength graded timber including the meaning of strength classes and an understanding of their own responsibilities. As well as being able to grade and assess their own stock; ensure that purchased graded timber meets the contract specification; re-grade timber that has been reduced in crosssection; and provide clients with a better overall knowledge and understanding of softwood timber strength. EXOVA BM TRADA

The Society of Façade Engineering launches the latest in its increasingly respected architectural façades competition The highly respected Society of Façade Engineering (SFE) has called for entries to FAÇADE2016. It is the third in the series of the international competition that is designed to recognise, reward and promote excellence in the key discipline of façade design, engineering and application. The Society has called for entries to be submitted immediately with a closing date of 31st October 2016. Created, managed and judged by some of the world’s leading exponents of façade engineering and design, recognition through the competition is increasingly regarded internationally as a serious and highly desirable accolade. THE SOCIETY OF FAÇADE

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IKO Polymeric to exhibit at Build Show

Structural Concrete Alliance holds its first Practical Demonstration Day

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IKO Polymeric will be exhibiting its range of high-performance waterproofing solutions on Stand B34/306 at this year’s Build Show at the NEC, Birmingham, 18-20 October. The stand will be in the roofing pavilion, and details of some of the wide-ranging projects recently completed will be available. IKO Polymeric is the only UK manufacturer of single ply roofing membranes. Its market leading range of Armourplan PVC and Spectraplan TPE membranes - both with a BBA certified life expectancy in excess of 30 years - will be shown on the stand. IKO

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The Structural Concrete Alliance is to hold its first Practical Demonstration Day at The Vinci Technology Centre, Leighton Buzzard on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. This free CPD event is designed to provide delegates with an opportunity to meet the professionals first hand and witness interactive demonstrations of key repair, protection, strengthening and sprayed concrete techniques. Following an initial welcome and introduction delegates will be divided into groups to visit four separate demonstration stations. Each station will feature live displays highlighting the key preparation, skills and techniques involved in: Concrete Repairs; Carbon Fibre Strengthening; Concrete Testing; and Cathodic Protection and Monitoring Systems. Delegates will also be given an opportunity to discuss their queries with members of the Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA), Concrete Repair Association (CRA) and Sprayed Concrete Association (SCA) who will be exhibiting at the event.

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Exova BM TRADA offers training in timber frame construction Expert training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be continuing its successful Timber Frame Construction training course with a one-day session on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at its High Wycombe site in Buckinghamshire. The course is aimed at architects, building contractors, developers, building inspectors, timber frame manufacturers, quantity surveyors and clerks of works and will provide attendees with a better understanding of timber frame design, construction and use. Delegates will also be introduced to the relevant design standards and building regulations. With its increasingly well-known benefits of speed of build, environmental performance and flexibility, timber frame is now widely used in both commercial and residential developments. Enquiry No.435

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GROHE’s Aquatunes shower speaker video has won the coveted Red Dot Communication Design Award GROHE is delighted to announce that its new Aquatunes shower speaker video has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Communication Design Award. The video highlights the sleek design and powerful sound quality of the Aquatunes shower speaker. The video uses vibrant colours and water droplets bouncing off the face of the speaker to represent the strength and vitality of the music it produces. The GROHE and Philips Sound Aquatunes waterproof Bluetooth speaker brings a high-quality, immersive musical

experience to any bathroom. The user can simply pair the portable speaker with a smartphone or tablet and enjoy high quality music in the bathroom or shower- or wherever they take it! Raj Mistry, GROHE UK Marketing Director, comments, “Whether it’s singing along to your favourite song in the shower, starting your day by catching up with the news on the radio, or relaxing in the bath, Aquatunes enhances your bathroom experience. The Aquatunes video encapsulates how the product brings your shower experience to life, and we are delighted that the video

has been given the prestigious Red Dot Award”. The renowned Red Dot Awards are one of the world’s largest design competitions, attracting the industry’s top names. The Red Dot Communication Design Award recognises excellence in communications campaigns. web:

Listers Treat Customers to 1st Class Evening

the occasion. The celebrations didn’t end there as the Listers Marketing team had a few more surprises up their sleeve. With celebrations in full flow, every The customer is always right. It’s an adage that for many businesses becomes their company customer was presented with a professionally printed mantra. An unhappy customer will leave you quicker than water down the plug hole. So imagine scrapbook of memories stretching back to the very start the work it must take keeping the same customers happy for 20+ years! of Listers trading history and of course every customer on the train was represented inside the scrapbook. As an added touch of class, the inside front cover held another little gem as Listers presented each customer with an individual ‘Platinum’ Trade Card, laser engraved with the customer’s name to replace their well-worn trade cards which many had had for over 20 years.

Scrapbook and Stainless Steel Trade Cards

That’s exactly what Window and Door Manufacturer, Lister Trade Frames based in Fenton, Stoke on Trent, have been doing for the last 40 years and they decided it was about time they shared this milestone with some of their most loyal customers. And that is why on a beautiful August Saturday evening, 50 guests joined the Listers team on the platform of Churnet Valley Railway for a private 1st Class train journey through the gorgeous Staffordshire countryside enjoying gourmet food and fine wine. “We wanted to do something really special,” said

“The criteria for this evening was simple,” remarked Phil, “thank customers who have been working with Listers for over 20 years. It was imperative that they understood how much we appreciate not only their business but the friendships that we’ve built over the last 2 decades.” Sales Director Phil Warren, “and the idea of taking some of our longest serving customers on a train Judging by the smiling faces, empty plates and journey symbolised the journey we’ve all been on customer comments, the evening was a big hit. One together for the last 20+ years.” customer, Geoff Hodkinson commented, “That’s what makes Listers different. They could have simply given Arriving for cocktails on the platform, Listers us a bottle of wine or a gift voucher, but the level that customers had the perfect opportunity to unwind and they went to tonight is exactly why I have been buying share memories of their time working with Listers from Listers for more than 20 years. They go that extra before being whisked away in a fully restored first mile for us customers and that means a lot.” class dining coach. There they enjoyed a fantastic three course meal with full waitress service all on- For more information on the special day, please visit board a train which Listers had privately booked for the Lister Trade Frames Facebook page.

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46 PRODUCT & BUSINESS NEWS Steven Lees Joins GEZE Specification Sales Team

Supporting customers by giving technical advice and specification guidance will be the focus for a new addition to GEZE UK’s sales team. Steven Lees, brings with him 18-years’ experience, including working with customers at home and abroad. He has joined GEZE UK as Specification Manager and is responsible for the specification of all GEZE products delivered in Scotland and the North of England. His role will involve working with architects and specifiers to identify requirements for new buildings and refurbishment projects, generating specification solutions that will meet aesthetic and functional requirements. This will include clients from a range of different sectors including retail, manufacturing, education and arts and leisure. GEZE UK

CPA releases new cathodic protection guidance 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 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. The document explains that impressed current cathodic protection is widely used to provide corrosion control on reinforced concrete structures suffering from reinforcement corrosion. It is also applied to early 20th century steel framed masonry and brick clad buildings and monuments. CPA

Pressalit Care, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of accessible bathroom and kitchen solutions, has announced the company’s alignment with the recently issued worldwide

disability standard ISO 17966. The new standard addresses requirements and test methods for assistive personal hygiene products that support users with disabilities. Pressalit Care also participated in development of the standard as a member of the Assistive Products Technical Committee. Among the criteria covered by the committee were functionality requirements, load requirements, and methods for testing products to meet specifications. ISO 17966:2016 specifies requirements and associated test methods for assistive products for personal hygiene that support users and which are intended by the manufacturer to alleviate or compensate for disability. PRESSALIT CARE

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tremco illbruck products come to life on YouTube If you want to know what the tremco illbruck range of products can do – and see them being demonstrated – then visit the tremco illbruck YouTube channel If you want to know what the tremco illbruck range of products can do – and see them being demonstrated – then visit the tremco illbruck YouTube channel and select North Europe. The channel consists of a whole catalogue of instructive “how-to” videos and product demonstrations on sealants, adhesives and fire-protection products. As well as simple step-by-step demonstrations of individual products, there are also detailed videos explaining how different products can help meet the latest building regulations, such as those governing airtightness. TREMCO ILLBRUCK


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As the rise of more modern jointing techniques such as push and press continues leading manufacturer, Pegler Yorkshire, has launched a combined toolkit that gives installers the right equipment to speed up installations. Phill Jackson, marketing and business development director said: “Each installation brings its own challenges but the key is being able to adapt. Our newly launched toolkit provides all the essential equipment for installers to be able to adapt their installation as the job dictates whether that is via push, press or a combined approach.”

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Innovative Brett Landscaping leads industry with BIM registered products Brett Landscaping, the specialist commercial and domestic paving supplier, has announced its range of high quality commercial hard landscaping products has now been listed on the National BIM Library, making the company one of the industry’s earliest adopters of BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology. These BIM objects can be sourced for free through the National BIM Library, an online resource of thousands of building products that have been BIM registered – and this library now includes many of Brett Landscaping’s most popular commercial products. The information held within the National BIM Library is invaluable to everyone involved in a building project, especially to the architect when it comes to choosing the most appropriate products. BRETT LANDSCAPING Enquiry No.441

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Balconies and balustrade bridge contemporary and traditional

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neaco created a bespoke balconies and balustrade specification to bridge the aesthetic divide between traditional and contemporary at a new purpose-built UK headquarters in Leeds for leading healthcare IT business, TPP (The Phoenix Partnership). Purpose-built by contractors ISG, the four-storey, 85,000 sq ft structure was designed by Bowman Riley Architects to complement the existing built environment with a frontal, road-side elevation of traditional Yorkshire stone with pitched tiled roofing in contrast to a rear façade featuring a more contemporary appearance with extensive curtain walling. neaco supplied products to both sections with bespoke railed balconies to the front, bespoke terrace balustrade to the rear and internal balustrade to stairwells and the main reception area’s double-

height atrium. The balconies and external balustrade feature traditional-style railed infill combined with a contemporary twist in the form of tapered flat-bar stanchions with laser-cut holes. neaco’s national sales manager, Peter Melia, said: “neaco’s technical team has the expertise and experience to offer total design flexibility and over the years we have developed bespoke solutions across a huge range of projects. The new TPP headquarters is the latest example and the building is certainly an impressive sight from all angles.” neaco offers a range of balustrade and balconies available in stainless steel or aluminium powder coated in a choice of solid colour, metallic colour and wood-effect finishes combined with a wide choice of infills, including vertical or horizontal rails,

perforated panels, tension wire, toughened glass panels (in-line or offset) and mesh. The company also offers structural and semi-structural glass balustrade and aluminium open grilles which are suitable for decking, access walkways, screening, cladding, ventilation, staging and solar shading. neaco also also manufactures and installs a wide range of adaptive bathroom products including true-level-access showers, halfheight shower doors and support systems including grab rails, drop-down rails and shower seats.

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British paint, varnish and wood care manufacturer, Polyvine has launched a new professional exterior wood finishes range which is VOC-free, quick-drying and which has the highest oils solids content of any product in the market. This makes it the best formula for long term durability and appearance retention available in the UK.

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The seven product range is made from 100% oil solids. This refers to the minute oil particle content undiluted by other materials, which ensures thorough coverage, long lasting protection, durability of finish, appearance retention and low maintenance. Oil solid content in all competitive wood care products is circa 50% at the maximum with many being less than that. This gives the new Polyvine range an enormous performance advantage against anything else in the exterior wood care market.

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