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Concrete is dead. Long live concrete. April 2016

TLE, the latest addition to our concrete range, isn’t just our new concrete tile, it’s part of a whole concrete tiling system. We can provide the membrane, DryFix, ventilation, fittings, all the training you need, free roof surveys and dedicated account support. What’s more, if you purchase the whole system from Sandtoft, we will provide a 15 year guarantee*. Concrete has never been more alive. Tel: 0845 121 8704 Email: TLE@wienerberger.co.uk Web: www.wienerberger.co.uk/TLE Twitter: @wienerbergeruk *when purchasing the system as a whole


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Concrete is dead. Long live concrete. April 2016

TLE, the latest addition to our concrete range, isn’t just our new concrete tile, it’s part of a whole concrete tiling system. We can provide the membrane, DryFix, ventilation, fittings, all the training you need, free roof surveys and dedicated account support. What’s more, if you purchase the whole system from Sandtoft, we will provide a 15 year guarantee*. Concrete has never been more alive. Tel: 0845 121 8704 Email: TLE@wienerberger.co.uk Web: www.wienerberger.co.uk/TLE Twitter: @wienerbergeruk

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PUBLIC SECTOR 06 SHHHH! RIDI LIGHTING CUTS THE NOISE Spectral Lighting has provided a modern, noise suppressing lighting installation for the refurbished University of Bristol Geography study centre to bring a contemporary feel to a classic Victorian building.

REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD 12 FROM SEVEN SEAS TO BATTERSEA A pop up café with an innovative origin is proving a real winner at Battersea Studios, London, by freeing up valuable commercial space for future rental.

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KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS 14 POPULAR COMMERCIAL TAP RANGE EXTENDED AND ENHANCED WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN A popular commercial tap range has undergone a major design and functionality overhaul to ensure modern water saving efficiency and design credentials are met.

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HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION 19 SPECIFYING SUBSTRATES FOR WETROOMS

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When considering wetrooms, the most important element is waterproofing. The best way of ensuring a fully waterproof solution is through specifying a fully integrated, CE Marked waterproofing system.

DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING 27 MORE SCHUECO SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS MEET PAS 24 SECURITY STANDARDS As part of an ongoing programme of security testing to PAS 24, leading sustainable building envelope specialist Schueco UK reports an increase in the number of its sliding door systems that meet this police-approved standard.

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28 OXFORD UNIVERSITY OPTS FOR INVISIBLE AUTOMATIC ACCESS The purpose-built Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, recently opened its TORMAX automated swing doors to teachers, students and academics, welcoming them into a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, seminar and meeting rooms as well as a café and informal seating areas.

29 SHINING EXAMPLE OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Leading internal door manufacturer Vicaima has just launched a stunning collection of door models as part of their Dekordor 3D range.

EXTERNAL WORKS & LANDSCAPING 36 DECKING THAT OFFERS A LUXURIOUS HARDWOOD LOOK AND ULTRA LOW MAINTENANCE

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James Latham’s latest range of premium composite decking offers the natural look and feel of tropical wood with outstanding performance properties including; minimum maintenance, superior stain resistance, extra high impact strength and a high friction surface.


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04 PUBLIC SECTOR INTASTOP PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE

Intastop Ltd will once again be showcasing its extensive range at this year’s Design in Mental Health conference and exhibition on stand 504 at NCC, Birmingham 17-18th May. Renowned for its innovation in the protection of people and places, Intastop will be featuring a range of solutions that assist the healthcare industry in their endeavour to provide sustainable, safe and secure mental health facilities. Sarah Barsby, Marketing Director of Intastop commented: “The underlying philosophy of our company is to provide protection for people. Whether they are staff or service users our solutions and products can ensure their comfort and safety at all times.” INTASTOP LTD

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THE GEOMET COLLECTION INTRODUCES BENCH TWO Sui Generi has launched a new design, ‘Bench Two', to its contemporary GeoMet collection. Bench Two is a bold addition offering a chunky, curved and smooth-lined design, which is ideal for urban environments, recreational spaces and large scale commercial interiors and exteriors. The bench can be used as a one-off seat or can be grouped to create playful breakout areas, which is ideal for applications looking to create an ultra-modern finish, such as schools and colleges, sports venues, gyms, art galleries, exhibition and conference spaces, reception areas etc. Bench Two can be created in any BS/RAL colour from sport yellow to tangerine and red to lime green. The seat is also available in a new Pop Art finish and is ideal for contemporary settings looking to create striking environments. SUI GENERI Enquiry No.402. www.mclink.co.uk/909-402

NEW FLEXIBLE WATERPROOFING WETROOM SYSTEM FROM INSTARMAC WETROOM SYSTEM is the newest addition to both the UltraTile and Granfix premium tile adhesives and grout brands from the Instarmac Group. The product is a flexible waterproof coating for the protection of water sensitive backgrounds, ideal for use in wetrooms, domestic bathrooms, kitchens and showers. Wetrooms are very much an in vogue feature which offer a stylish and contemporary addition to the home increasing property value and creating space, not to mention, their practical commercial use in the health and social care sectors. The new Instarmac WETROOM SYSTEM can be used to prepare areas prior to tiling, waterproofing whilst providing strength and flexibility and still enabling tiles to adhere. Often referred to as a tanking kit, the product is easy to use by professionals and amateurs alike. This two-component system consists of a brush applied flexible waterproof coating and membrane tape. Applied using a layer installation method it covers 0.5kg per square metre. It is compatible for use with underfloor heating and tiles can be applied 24 hours after application. INSTARMAC Enquiry No.403. www.mclink.co.uk/909-403

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SHHHH! RIDI LIGHTING CUTS THE NOISE

LORD NORMAN FOSTER COMMISSIONS LOCAL MODELMAKING STUDENTS TO RECREATE ORIGINAL REICHSTAG MODEL Students at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) have been working hard to recreate the original model of one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, following a commission from Lord Norman Foster.

Spectral Lighting has provided a modern, noise suppressing lighting installation for the refurbished University of Bristol Geography study centre to bring a contemporary feel to a classic Victorian building. Andy Philips of the University of Bristol said: “We wanted to create a better working environment for the students by reducing noise, providing a better quality of light and keeping the natural light coming in from the windows, but we also wanted to reduce our energy bills. We worked together with Spectral to come up with an integrated solution that would do both and we are delighted with results. We also wanted a modern contemporary look to the space.” RIDI LIGHTING

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Seven Second Year students on AUB’s BA (Hons) Modelmaking course were tasked by Lord Foster to build a replica of the orginal model of the Reichstag dome for The Norman Foster Foundation. The dome was designed by Lord Foster in 1993 to symbolise the reunification of Germany and the original model was lost. Lord Foster visited the AUB campus earlier this week to take a look at the models and to give a lecture to BA (Hons) Modelmaking, Architecture, and Interior Architecture and Design students. The students have also been recreating models of Lord Foster’s early designs from the 1960s, using original tools and techniques. One of the

students, Tom Oliver, said: “Recreating the Reichstag model has been fantastic. It’s our first experience of working to such a prestigious deadline and managing a big team project. We haven’t built anything on this scale before.” Paul Johnson, Course Leader for Modelmaking at AUB said: “AUB has been collaborating with Foster + Partners for 20 years now. They are strong advocates of the use of models in their work and have the biggest model shops in London. They have a great demand for architectural models and our relationship has really grown out of that. We are one of the few courses in the UK able to deliver a commission like this. “Foster + Partners offer work experience opportunities to our students and most of them spend time there learning from the team. They also sponsor our graduate show, New Blades, each year.”


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05 PUBLIC SECTOR

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TIMBER TECHNOLOGY GETS AN A* FOR EDUCATION The growing demand for new school buildings across the UK has seen a move towards offsite manufactured solid timber structures as a fast and effective method of construction, providing an ideal sustainable solution for educational environments.

As one of the UK’s leading specialist contractors in the design and delivery of hybrid structures - optimised in terms of cost, performance and sustainability - B & K Structures offer an award winning service across an extensive portfolio encompassing glulam, cross laminated timber (CLT), timber cassettes and steel. As more research unfolds, the connection between building materials and the comfort and wellbeing of its occupants is something that is becoming increasingly more apparent. Not only are hybrid timber structures sustainable and adaptable, they deliver a natural and calming environment, providing a peaceful space for teaching and learning. The level of noise in a building can have a direct effect on the productivity of its occupants. Cross laminated timber, has a significantly higher density than timber frame structures which offers acoustic advantages, this results in a reduction in noise levels for the transmission of airborne sound.

For more information or book an Optimised Hybrid CPD session, please: Call: 01773 853 400 Email: sales@bkstructures.co.uk Visit: www.bkstructures.co.uk

As the connection between health and wellbeing and productivity becomes more significant, designers are taking into consideration the structural systems available to create the optimum educational environment. Due to the company’s sustainable

credentials, B & K Structures were appointed by Morgan Sindall to develop the structural frame for the first zero carbon business school in the UK, at Essex University. Plans were progressed for a three storey educational building and a single storey MBA lecture theatre at the University. The design of the facilities intended to provide students, staff and business partners with innovative spaces for study and meetings that focused around a winter garden, in an Eden Project style dome. B & K Structures provided the enhanced hybrid structures, consisting of glulam columns, glulam floor beams, wall cassettes and a cross laminated timber floor deck. The structure of the main building was curved and used Whitewood Spruce glulam beams, the visual winter garden used Larch glulam beams and encompassed an Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene (ETFE) along with a timber roof. This acted as a buffer zone as well as supporting the reflexive ventilation and heating strategy of the building. Photovoltaics were added to the roof, to improve carbon emissions and deliver renewable energy from a combined heat and power installation. The main lecture

theatre consisted of glulam, steel nodes, cross laminated timber and curved wall cassettes that were assembled between the raking glulam columns and put together onsite rather than preconstructed offsite, so that the curved effect could be achieved. The new building aimed to create a stimulating learning environment for students, reflecting the importance of university’s sustainability ethos. The carbon neutral build demonstrates renewable technologies in action, with the intention of achieving a BREEAM rating of Excellent. By selecting the most effective combination of systems and materials to meet the brief and performance specification, B & K Structures, the UK’s leading sustainable frame contractor, specialise in the design, manufacture and delivery of optimised hybrid structures

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06 PUBLIC SECTOR

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NEW FLAT BAR SLIDING SHUTTER: THE LATEST INNOVATION IN SOLAR CONTROL An ultra-slim solar control system has been created by Hunter Douglas, the leading global manufacturer of architectural products, to meet the demands of the most modern of building designs.

At just five millimetres thick, the minimalist Flat Bar shutter is at least 50% thinner than existing alternatives on the market. Pieter van Rees, European Marketing Manager at Hunter Douglas, said the beauty of the Flat Bar shutter’s aluminium frame is that it is as unobtrusive as possible to meet the architects’ aesthetic requirements. “Even the screws used to attach the fins are less conspicuous, as we had them powder-coated along with the fins to make sure all of the system’s components have the same colour,” he said. “That way, the parts used for mounting the system don’t stand out.” The powder-coating treatment means that only the S and Z fins are suitable for use with Flat Bar; if hollow fins were used, the coating would seep in, which would affect the system’s quality. This design innovation, which is available in all standard RAL colours to mother of pearl, has been used be dramatic effect in a minimalist-style housing complex in Brescia, Italy. Not only does the system’s shading and thermal performance match that of other Hunter Douglas sliding shutter systems, it also guarantees privacy for occupiers as the view from the outside is obscured whilst still allowing light into the rooms.

The sliding shutters can be closed manually horizontally or vertically, depending on how the shutters are mounted, or motorised. Fabio Brivio, Unit Manager for Hunter Douglas Italy, explains: “‘Initially, Studio 5+1 Architetti Associati opted for a different solar control system, but with that one the users couldn’t block the window entirely from top to bottom. “That is one reason why the Flat Bar system was eventually chosen. The design played a part in the decision, too. The building’s façade has a minimalist look and the sliding shutters fit in perfectly, thanks to their slim construction. “Interestingly, it looks as though the sliding shutters were installed separately on the façade, rather than being integrated – another detail that matched the architect’s style: he likes to combine different materials and techniques, for instance, glued tiles, a wooden façade and a painted wall.” The Hunter Douglas Flat Bar sliding shutter system is suitable for all applications and works particularly well with housing. Its minimalist style makes it an ideal solution for lower-budget projects. Web: www.hunterdouglas.co.uk Enquiry No.202. www.mclink.co.uk/909-202


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PUBLIC SECTOR 07

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08 FIRE PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY

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NEW UVEX PHYNOMIC PRO SAFETY GLOVES – VERSATILE PROTECTION AND TOTAL COMFORT

Part of the renowned uvex phynomic family, the new uvex phynomic pro safety gloves provide great grip in areas of mechanical risk, including precision assembly work requiring a high level of dexterity in damp, oily or dry areas. The flexible phynomic pro gloves are also well suited to all-round or heavy-duty uses such as general maintenance, while supplying outstanding comfort all day long. uvex phynomic gloves are wellknown for their perfect fit, supreme comfort, optimum functionality and kindness to the skin, guaranteed by the uvex pure standard which is dermatologically tested and approved by the independent proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research GmbH and certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The uvex phynomic pro continues this tradition. UVEX (UK) LTD Enquiry No.404. www.mclink.co.uk/909-404

BOXING CLEVER WITH SECURIKEY’S SAFETY KNIFE & RETRACTOR

Knife safety is thrown into sharp relief with the retractable safety knife, cord and karabiner from leading physical security product supplier, Securikey. Ideal for warehouse and distribution centre use, the 90cm cord and karabiner fixing allows for hands-free work whilst still keeping the knife within easy reach, making it one of the most reliable and convenient safety tools on the market. Earlier this year, Keira Dunnet was stunned when her seven year old daughter opened a delivery of foam building blocks to discover that, along with the bucket of toys promising ‘no sharp corners’, the packing department had also added a little something extra – a used three inch blade from a packing knife! Unfortunately, this is not the first story of its kind in recent months and is a costly error that can lead to injury and, subsequently, expensive legal action. SECURIKEY Enquiry No.405. www.mclink.co.uk/909-405

RUUKKI SUPPLY FIRE-TESTED PANELS FOR THE NEW PARK REGIS HOTEL IN CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

low thermal conductivity and concealed-fixing joint design. Prior to construction in the Park Regis hotel building, the panels were BS 8414 fire tested for specific use in the construction of a modern, multi-storey hotel building.

Ruukki have supplied SP2D PIR UK sandwich panels for the construction of the new, luxury Park Regis hotel, Birmingham,

The SP2D PIR UK panels were subjected to rigorous BRE Fire Performance and Thermal Insulation testing that verified their full compliance with the strictest fire and buildings safety regulations. RUUKKI

which opened on 29th March. Ruukki’s SP2D PIR UK composite cladding panels, which are ideal for façades that must combine thermal insulation with appealing appearance, are both fire-safe and energy-efficient due to their

Enquiry No.270. www.mclink.co.uk/909-270

ASSA ABLOY SECURITY DOORS SUPPLIES CUSTOM HOUSE CROSSRAIL STATION

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has supplied specialist doorsets to Custom House Crossrail station. The new Crossrail Custom House station is located in East London, one stop from Canary Wharf and is the only Central Section surface station. ASSA ABLOY Security Doors supplied over fifty steel doorsets to the concourse, platforms and entrance of the station. The doorsets include acoustic, fire, personnel and high security doors from the Powershield range, which all met London Underground’s stringent standards.

Chris Cole, Area Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “’Custom House Crossrail station is just one of many London Underground projects we are currently delighted to be associated with. It is essential to balance fire safety with security in public locations. We supplied internal and external steel fire doors to provide a high level of fire protection, helping to prevent the spread of fire and maximise evacuation time.” Web: www.assaabloy.co.uk/Security-Doors Enquiry No.207. www.mclink.co.uk/909-207


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WYKAMOL SET TO HELP GENERAL BUILDERS WITH PROFESSIONAL CRACK REPAIRS The “No more cracks” range of products from Wykamol is now available through merchants. A range of structural repair products previously only available to specialist contractors is now being made available to general builders by leading property repair and renovation supplier Wykamol.

including 10 lengths of 6mm x 1m (8kN+) stainless steel helical crack stitching bars, a tub of grout, a grout applicator with high-flow nozzle, and a mixer paddle and finger trowel.

Following the highly successful launch in 2014 of its “No more damp” range of seven products through builders’ merchants, Wykamol will now offer its “No more cracks” range as a four-in-one package via the same route to market.

The “No more cracks” package is completed by masonry to timber lateral restraint ties and crack sealer plus - a highstrength cosmetic repair filler available in brick red and stone grey for all types of masonry gaps.

This comprises corrosion-resistant stainless steel helical wall ties designed specifically for cavity wall tie replacement in domestic housing and heritage buildings. These feature a new drill key to replace the specialist tool previously used.

The products are supported by eyecatching POS (point-of-sale), guides to the non-disruptive application of the products, CPDs, insurance-backed 10-year guarantees, and training courses by Wykamol’s sales force, either at a merchants (free) or on-site.

These are complemented by crack stitching kits which in themselves comprise everything needed for professional wall stitching repairs,

LAUNCH OF NEW POLARIS COLLECTION

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Abet Ltd is delighted to announce the arrival of Polaris, a new collection launched in the UK at the Architect@Work Show in London’s Olympia. Polaris is a revolutionary new product with a smooth and velvety touch which is highly resistant to shock, scratches, heat and fingerprints as well as being anti-bacterial. The curious combination of durability and texture stemming from Abet Laminati’s stylistic and technical research gives Polaris a futuristic appeal. It leads the category of latest generation products by the company, serving as a sophisticated and durable reference point for inquisitive designers who seek unusual results. Polaris is the ideal choice for ultra-contemporary projects, delighting the senses with a pleasant and unique effect. The Collection is available in 10 tones from black, passing through soft muted and subtle colours to white. It is offered in two sheet sizes – 3050 x 1300mm and 4200 x 1300mm in thicknesses from 0.9mm through to 1.2mm and a compact grade 10mm and 12mm with a phenolic, black or coloured core. Samples and technical literature are available from Abet Ltd's sample line on tel: 020 7473 6915 or visit www.abetuk.com.

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MARMOX HERAKLITH PANELS HELP RESTORE POST WAR CHURCH Hundreds of square metres of thermo-acoustic woodwool boards made by Heraklith and supplied by by Marmox have been employed in the restoration of a significant church building, located in East London, following weather damage.

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

St. Paul’s Church, Bow Common has been described as the most significant church built in Britain since the Second World War, having been completed in 1960 to the designs of architect, Robert Maguire, along with interior designer, Keith Murray. The brick built structure with its geometric lantern light stands on a prominent site and is Grade II* listed. Having celebrated the 50th anniversary of its consecration in 2010 – a relatively short time-span in ecclesiastical terms – water ingress led to a sudden and serious collapse of some of the existing woodwool ceiling panels during 2013. The area beneath the lantern was cordoned off immediately and services moved westward into a safe-zone, so there were never any questions that the building could not be used. Now though, a

comprehensive repair contract carried out by Noble & Taylor, Ongar, has been completed with significant funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund. During the painstaking work a total of 135 standard Heraklith panels were consumed by Noble & Taylor’s craftsmen: being readily cut to shape on site and decorated as desired by the consultants to match as closely as possible the original decorative scheme.

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12 REFURBISHMENT & NEW BUILD

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METSÄ WOOD’S PLAN B FOR GERMANY: CONSTRUCTING THE REICHSTAG FROM WOOD

In the Plan B project, Metsä Wood explores the possibilities of wood by planning how to construct iconic buildings out of wood. The third case is the Reichstag, the home of the German parliament. The design was created together with Metsä Wood’s customer and partner, the leading German timber construction company FH Finnholz, specifically their construction engineer Andreas Rutschmann. “Wood construction is the ideal way to both battle climate change and house a growing urban population. As a large part of the German Parliament’s work is about environmental legislation, it really makes sense that its home is as sustainable as possible. It was great to hear that Plan B will be presented to the parliament’s department of Energy policy”, said Andreas Rutschmann. METSA WOOD Enquiry No.408. www.mclink.co.uk/909-408

INDOOR-OUTDOOR KITCHENS Indoor-outdoor kitchens add versatility to your living space with more room when it's fine outside and the impression of limitless space when it's not. And according to Michael Wright, of Yorkshire-based Michael Wright Kitchens and Interiors, this design is the perfect way to make the most of a fabulous view, or to give light and space to smaller rooms. Said Michael: "Indoor-outdoor kitchens allow the

room to be flooded with light which can give smaller rooms the illusion of space. When the weather is nice the kitchen extends to the outdoors with ease, making the most of whatever space is available. "The secret to achieving the look is through a ‘wall of glass' which keeps you snug and insulated in the winter and opens up in good weather to marry the indoors with the outdoors, seamlessly. The use of sliding patio doors or fashionably popular bi-folding doors can both make it work."

FROM SEVEN SEAS TO BATTERSEA A pop up café with an innovative origin is proving a real winner at Battersea Studios, London, by freeing up valuable commercial space for future rental.

to create its ‘dashed’ appearance that becomes strikingly 3D when illuminated at night. Barr Gazetas’ use of Corten steel for the sign and stair cladding, combined with the corrugations of the containers creates a striking ‘industrialistic’ look - the Corten steel is a specialist ‘weathering’ steel that is typically installed unpainted and allowed to oxidise (rust) to create a patinated finish. The Angel of the North is made of this material, as are the cladding panels of shipping containers because of the Corten steel’s corrosion resistant properties. S Jones Containers’ stock- in-trade is to provide containers to meet unusual requirements. Previously the company designed, manufactured and supplied the modified containers for the iconic Wahaca restaurant on London’s South Bank. Tom Lacey, associate director at Barr Gazetas, said: “We found that by working directly with SJC as the designer and manufacturer, it brought us closer to the manufacturing process, giving us greater control of the development of the specification as it progressed.”

Home to some of the UK’s most creative businesses, Battersea Studio’s owners were keen to make the most of every square foot of the iconic building at Silverthorne Road, Battersea. So London based architects Barr Gazetas commissioned West Midlands (Aldridge) based S Jones Containers to help bring their innovative solution to life. S Jones Containers has supplied two modified shipping containers as the basis for the pop up café, so the former

cafeteria space in the main building can be redeveloped for additional rentable space. The containers were designed and supplied together with the access stairs and mezzanine platform, and roof structure with letter ‘B’ sign that sits on top of the overall structure. The ‘B’ sign, which weighs a considerable 1400kg, is mounted onto a complex support structure. It is fabricated from 20mm thick laser cut Corten steel sections

S Jones Containers’ senior technical sales and design manager Les Newick explained that shipping containers provide great flexibility and adaptability and are ideal for this kind of installation. “When combined with creativity and engineering know-how, they can be extensively applied to a host of diverse projects. He added that a particularly challenging stage of the installation was the roof canopy and 1.4 tonne “B” sign, as they had to be lifted and pre-assembled in a single crane lift.” Email: Sales@SJonesContainers.co.uk or visit Web: www.sjonescontainers.co.uk Enquiry No.216. www.mclink.co.uk/909-216


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14 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS ECOBUILD SUCCESS FOR SANIFLO

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SUSTAINABLE SHOWERING WITH NEW CROMETTA Combining responsible use of water with high-end design, the EcoSmart models from the new Crometta range of showerheads have special spray nozzles and a flow limitation system that reduce water flow to nine or even six litres per minute, depending on the model. With an attractive price point, the Crometta range comprises overhead and hand showers, shower sets and showerpipes. All available as water-saving EcoSmart models and in a choice of square (E) or round (S) designs. HANSGROHE

Saniflo UK – a leading name in the plumbing & drainage sector – is reporting a successful exhibition at Ecobuild, which took place earlier this month at the Excel Centre in London. This was the company’s second time exhibiting at the show and this year the focus was on the prestigious Kinedo range of shower cubicles with a Kinedo Horizon shower cubicle, a Kinemagic Design shower cubicle and the Saniflo Sanifloor all on display. Saniflo UK Customer Services and Marketing Manager, Ann Boardman, comments: “Ecobuild was a great success for us. Showcasing the Kinedo range comes at a time when we’re noticing more specifiers, house builders and installers switching to cubicles from enclosures. SANIFLO

Enquiry No.413. www.mclink.co.uk/909-413

NEW DANTE NOIR TAP FROM CARRON PHOENIX OFFERS STYLE AND PRACTICALITY Carron Phoenix has enhanced its popular selling Dante tap range with the Dante Noir, a new mixed material option featuring matt black silicone contrasting with polished chrome to give it a modern, urban feel. Available now, the Dante Noir is inspired by professional style catering taps and gives consumers a well-priced option of RRP inc VAT £311 that’s guaranteed for five years. The Dante Noir’s classic swan neck and sleek ergonomic design will suit a wide range of kitchen styles. The flexible hose provides a handy directional spray option making it ideal for rinsing, washing and filling pots. Measuring 477mm high, Dante Noir sits approximately 150mm higher than a standard tap giving it stature and poise without dominating the sink space. The spout pivots 180⁰ allowing easy rinsing from the fixed head, while the tap also maintains the functionality of a conventional twin-lever tap. Dante Noir operates on a minimum 0.5 bar pressure so is suitable for both combination boiler and most gravity fed water systems. CARRON PHOENIX Enquiry No.414. www.mclink.co.uk/909-414

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THE CARRON PHOENIX COLUMBA OFFERS A COLOURED SINK AT AN ATTAINABLE PRICE

Coloured sinks continue to be a popular trend and the new Columba synthetic inset sink from Carron Phoenix gives cost-conscious consumers access to them, underscoring the company’s flair for delivering high performance, quality and value for money. The Columba is available in either Graphite or Arctic White. Its simple lines and gently curved corners offer a versatile, modern design to suit a wide range of kitchen styles. Utilising state-of-the-art synthetics technology, the sink is tough and durable, being resistant to heat, shock and impact and comes with the assurance of a lifetime guarantee. The Columba is available in single and 1.5 bowl options, both measuring 970mm x 500mm. CARRON PHOENIX Enquiry No.412. www.mclink.co.uk/909-412

POPULAR COMMERCIAL TAP RANGE EXTENDED AND ENHANCED WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN A popular commercial tap range has undergone a major design and functionality overhaul to ensure modern water saving efficiency and design credentials are met. The ‘Performa’ range by leading plumbing and heating manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire has seen amendments to the classic design as well as the range extended to provide further options for commercial specifiers, plumbers and end users. “Our Performa range continues to be hugely popular in educational, healthcare, leisure and commercial settings and these new additions will only serve to reinforce its market position,” said Mike Johnson Taps and Washroom Manager Pegler Yorkshire. “Design is equally important as water saving and durability, and our enhanced Performa range delivers an aesthetically pleasing family of taps along with more practical considerations.” The Performa range now includes new design Non-Concussive high performance tap which benefits from a flow rating of 3.8 litres/min whilst the auto shut-off function gives 12-15 seconds of free flowing water. The inner cartridge has been redesigned

to provide a smoother operation and easier push mechanism. It also benefits from a multi-directional filter which is fully adjustable providing a flow of water suitable for a range of sinks and applications. PEGLER YORKSHIRE Enquiry No.219. www.mclink.co.uk/909-219


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SANIFLO IS ON THE ROAD Just as Saniflo and Kinedo products make life easier for installers and customers, the team at Saniflo acknowledges that taking products to the customers’ location also saves them time and money. So, from May to October this year, the Kinedo by Saniflo ‘Building better bathrooms’ roadshow will be touring the UK; parking up daily at merchant customers with the aim of inviting installers along to installation demonstrations and product showcases. Saniflo technical and sales teams will be on hand to answer questions and discuss how installers can improve their earnings by fitting Kinedo cubicles – often in just a couple of hours.

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16 HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION REGENERATION SCHEMES SPECIFIES SILAVENT HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS

345 Silavent Green Line HRX2 Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems from Polypipe Ventilation are being installed into apartment schemes at London’s Greenwich Peninsula – one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. Polypipe Ventilation’s Silavent HRX2 MVHR systems have been specified by Wates Construction for two key plots, incorporating 201 and 144 apartments. Both plots feature buildings arranged to create a perimeter block and a central courtyard, with surrounding buildings ranging from two storey maisonettes to 11 storey blocks, over half of which are affordable housing. The Silavent HRX2 units are being installed in utility cupboards within each apartment for easy access with Polypipe’s market leading Domus rigid ducting. POLYPIPE VENTILATION Enquiry No.415. www.mclink.co.uk/909-415

CROWDS OUT IN FORCE TO SEE VORTICE STAND AT MOSTRO COVEGNO

Buyers, consultants and specifiers were out in force to visit the Vortice Group stand during the Mostro Covegno exhibition in Milan last week. Energy efficiency and innovation were the cornerstones of this unique event with the exhibition covering four main sectors: Heating, Cooling, Water and Energy. Vortice showcased many innovative new products like a new stylish single room heat recovery unit, available in black or white and the new Nordik air design sweep fans made with carbon fibre blades. Energy efficiency was the theme running through the exhibition, this being mirrored on the Vortice stand with products like the Punto Evo Flexo (low wattage axial fan) and the evolution of the Quadro centrifugal fan range. Paul Gunner National Sales Manager said: “It is always a pleasure to visit Mostro Covegno.” VORTICE GROUP Enquiry No.416. www.mclink.co.uk/909-416

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LUXURY LONDON APARTMENTS WARM TO RENEWABLE HEAT WITH NIBE

A brand new luxury apartment complex in West London has been fitted with a range of air source and exhaust air heat pump systems from NIBE – providing residents with a costeffective, sustainable and dependable supply of heating, hot water and ventilation. Located directly opposite Ravenscourt Park on Goldhawk Road, in the desirable Hammersmith area of London, Parkside Place comprises 40 high-spec, one-, two- and three-bed homes. Tasked with ensuring the complex met Code for Sustainable Homes Level Four standards, developer Linden Homes needed to find a reliable solution to efficiently meet the properties’ space heating and hot water needs, while simultaneously supplying sufficient ventilation for the well-insulated, new-build homes. Providing residents with optimum efficiency and a comfortable indoor environment – as well as a system that would be both economical and easy to use – were also key considerations for the project. Having specified NIBE products for previous developments, Alex Jordan, Technical Manager at Linden Homes, opted for NIBE F470 exhaust air heat pump (EAHP) systems for each of the development’s 23 single-level apartments. The remaining 16 split-level duplexes and one mews house were each fitted with an air source heat pump (ASHP) package system made up of an 8kW NIBE F2040 ASHP and a NIBE VVM320 combined water storage and controls unit. Alex explains: “With a strong focus on sustainability at the heart of the whole development, performance, efficiency and reliability were top priorities for us when it came to choosing the right heating systems for Parkside Place. Not only do the homes boast high levels of airtightness, they are also fitted with water-based underfloor heating throughout – making them ideally suited for heat pumps (which operate at similarly low flow temperatures). NIBE’s F470 EAHPs were just right for the smaller, single-level apartments, particularly as they offer the added benefit of keeping the homes properly ventilated – which is crucial given how well-insulated they are. However, Parkside’s 16 duplexes and mews house are bigger than its standard apartments, and therefore have a higher heat demand, so the output provided by a NIBE F470 EAHP wouldn’t have sufficed. For this reason, we

opted for 8kW NIBE F2040 ASHPs instead, as these are the perfect size for slightly larger domestic applications. Conveniently, the duplexes’ terraces provided the necessary outdoor space to accommodate the external ASHP units. We also coupled the ASHPs with compact, all-in-one NIBE VVM 320 hot water storage and control units. All of the NIBE systems are now fully up and running, and are doing a great job of keeping the homes warm and comfortable.” NIBE F470 EAHPs work by recovering warm stale air from inside of the smaller apartments’ ‘wet rooms’ (e.g. the kitchen and bathroom) and feeding this back to the heat pump via a ducting system. The energy recovered from this air is then re-used to provide efficient heating and hot water, while fresh air is drawn back into the homes for ventilation. Specified in the larger duplexes and mews house, NIBE’s MCSaccredited F2040 air source heat pumps are designed to meet 100% of properties’ heating power demand. They feature highend inverter technology for maximum efficiency, reliability and heating output all year round. They are also ideally suited to partner with the NIBE VVM320 – a complete plug-and-play indoor unit featuring a stainless steel hot water cylinder, integrated buffer vessel, climate-controlled automatic shunt valve, selfregulating A-class design circulation pump and backup immersion heater, as well as intuitive, user-friendly controls.

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18 HEATING, PLUMBING & VENTILATION ELTA FANS GET ON TRACK FOR GO KARTING PROJECT

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JOHNSON & STARLEYS EXTENDS FREE 5 YEAR GUARANTEE TO COVER ALL QUANTEC RANGE OF BOILERS Johnson & Starley have extended the 5 Year free parts and labour guarantee* to cover all of its QuanTec boiler range.

Team Sport is Europe’s largest indoor karting operator, their most recent addition opened in Liverpool in December 2015. One of the client’s main objectives for the new building was to ensure the correct extract of CO2 produced by the petrol engines of the karts, so the installation of an appropriate ventilation system for the size of the enclosed space was critical. East Lancashire Refrigeration Limited, in Blackburn, was chosen as the contractor and used Elta Fans Multiflow SEM in-line fans sourced through SK Sales, for the project The Mutiflow SEM mixed flow, in-line fans were considered the perfect solution to meet the design criteria which required high volume air flow at a medium pressure. With immediate availability from stock held at the company’s distribution centre in the West Midlands, the team at Elta are able to meet the short lead-time requirements of their extensive distributor network. ELTA FANS Enquiry No.417. www.mclink.co.uk/909-417

Until now, only the flagship QuanTec HR28C with Integral PFGHR qualified for a full 5 year guarantee*, but from 1st February 2016 the manufactures free 5 years parts and labour guarantee has now been extended to cover the whole range of QuanTec boilers**, and when installed as a package with any of the Johnson & Starley Aquair range the 5yr guarantee will also apply to the Aquair. Introduced in 2012 the Quantec boilers have proved reliable, easy to install and popular with installers and homeowners alike, with the range being further extended in 2016 to include an LPG version of the HR28C, again with integral PFGHR. The QuanTec HR28C is the smallest boiler on the market with integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery and also the only fully condensing boiler with efficiency’s not reached by other manufactures. Models available are: QuanTec HR28C with Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery QuanTec HR28CP (LPG) with Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery QuanTec HE30C 30kW combi QuanTec HE24C 24kW combi QuanTec HE14S 24kW system QuanTec HE24Rk 24kW regular kompact The Aquair range itself has also been extended with the introduction of the highly versatile downflow S-36 water to air space heater. It offers all the benefits of centralised heating and can replace a warm air heater, making use of existing warm air ducting. As with all the Aquair range it also has the option of supplying unheated air for cooling purposes in warmer weather.

Designed for use with a vast range of renewables and traditional heating sources, the S-36 sits at the top of the Aquair range and its output is ideal for larger premises. *Terms and Conditions Apply **Offer available until December 2016 Web: www.johnsonandstarley.co.uk Enquiry No.226. www.mclink.co.uk/909-226

CUTTING COSTS WITH SUPER-CONDENSING WATER HEATER A busy community leisure centre has installed Atlantic’s high efficiency ECondense water heater in order to combat rising energy costs and meet demand as visitors increase. The 450l/55kW water heater with serpentine flue, produces 920 litres per hour of water at 60°C with a consistent super efficiency of 97% GCV (107% NCV). Whitworth Leisure Centre, Rochdale has 2 swimming pools and a fully equipped fitness suite requiring constant shower demand for hot water. The E-condense is designed for long life and is highly resistant to corrosion. The buffer vessel is made from 316L austenitic stainless steel; the combustion chamber and the serpentine flue ways are a compound of copper and cupronickel. The pre-mix, modulating burner operates with natural gas or LPG, and is controlled by three sensors – at low level, high level and on high limit. ATLANTIC Enquiry No.418. www.mclink.co.uk/909-418

NEW PRE-INSULATED PIPE SYSTEM Maincor are pleased to have partnered with Danish manufacturer LOGSTOR, to supply the Flextra range of pre-insulated pipes in the UK. The systems are ideal for connecting buildings to external renewable heat sources such as heat pumps and biomass boilers. The extremely low heat loss of Flextra pipe, means that hot water or heating water can be supplied into the buildings from the remote heat source maintaining the water temperature as it travels underground, ensuring a high level of energy efficiency, and saving money on running costs for the end user.

The range includes both heating (PexFlextra) and hot water (SaniFlextra) pipe solutions and is available with single or twin internal pipe configurations to provide flexibility around the project design. All Flextra pipes include a built-in diffusion barrier to retain full insulation properties throughout the entire service life of the pipe meaning that the thermal performance won’t degrade over time. Due to the PUR “Super-foam” lining, Flextra Pipe has class leading lambda insulation properties of 0.0207 W/mK, the low heat losses improves energy efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions from the building. www.maincor.co.uk Enquiry No.227. www.mclink.co.uk/909-227


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STOKVIS ECONOPLATE MEETS DEVON HOTEL’S HOT WATER DEMAND Dartington Hall near Totnes is part of the historic Dartington Hall Trust estate which now attracts many thousands of visitors annually and provides a venue for music festivals as well as other events.

order to ensure peak demands can be met throughout the year. The plate heat exchanger is set up to draw its primary energy from the Hall’s new biomass boiler, working efficiently and quickly to top up the buffer vessel when its temperature is depleted. The Commercial Business Manager for Sherwoods, Mr Phil Hesketh, recounted: “Stokvis is a well-established manufacturer that has been known to me for many years, and which gives very good service and technical support. In this case, the sales manager joined me in making an initial site visit and the Hall’s management is very happy with the outcome.”

One of Stokvis Energy Systems’ (www.stokvisboilers.com) widely specified Econoplate plate heat exchangers has been installed within the plant room of a Devon hotel to provide its domestic hot water, following the failure of an oil-fired water heater, which has since been replaced with a new biomass boiler Dartington Hall near Totnes is part of the historic Dartington Hall Trust estate which now attracts many thousands of visitors annually and provides a venue for music festivals as well as other events. Being in a rural, off-gas area it was dependent on oil as its fuel source prior to fitting a biomass boiler and, when the old water heater burned out during a busy holiday period, its building services manager contacted Sherwoods

Mechanical and Electrical (www.sherwoodsonline.co.uk) of nearby Newton Abbot to rapidly remedy the situation. The building services contracting specialist had, in fact, installed one of Stokvis Energy System’s Econoplate units at another Devon hotel last year – the equally stylish Gidleigh Park on Dartmoor and believed

a similar specification would meet the Dartington Hall accommodation needs just as well. Following consultation between Sherwoods’ Commercial Business Manager, Phil Hesketh, and Stokvis Energy System’s area sales manager, it was decided to install an E3Ai119+1T Econoplate. This was supplied in combination with a transfer pump and a 500 litres stainless steel buffer vessel in

SPECIFYING SUBSTRATES FOR WETROOMS When considering wetrooms, the most important element is waterproofing. The best way of ensuring a fully waterproof solution is through specifying a fully integrated, CE Marked waterproofing system.

The Schlüter-Systems Ltd CPD seminar, ‘Integrated Solutions for Wetrooms with Tile and Stone Coverings’, can be held at your offices or a location to suit you and looks at the requirements of waterproofing and how an integrated system offers complete peace of mind.

As part of that integrated system, when it comes to substrate preparation for wetrooms, The Schlüter®-KERDI range is the go-to solution for creating bonded waterproof assemblies. Since its launch over 25 years ago the Schlüter®-KERDI range of membranes, adhesives and

The Econoplate E3Ai119+1T plate heat exchanger and buffer vessel have now been in service for several months since installation and commissioning work was successfully completed last year; keeping the Dartington Hall guests supplied with plentiful hot water. As well as boosting efficiency and offering very reliable service, the Stokvis Econoplate units are also often specified to remove the risk of Legionella contamination that can be associated with more outdated forms of hot water heating. Enquiry No.228 www.mclink.co.uk/909-228

KERDI as part of a Schlüter®-WETROOM system is the fact that each component has been designed to work in harmony with the others to provide a guaranteed waterproof solution with an additional benefit being the speed of installation, saving time and costs throughout a project.

sealing bands have been providing a CE marked waterproofing system. The range also includes backerboards and presloped trays for tile and stone, along with drainage channels and point drains ensuring that water only goes where you want it.

To host a CPD seminar simply call 01530 813396 or email training@schluter.co.uk, for priority booking quote DABSWR04. Schlüter-Systems Ltd. has NBS Clauses and BIM Objects available on NBS Plus and at www.schluter.co.uk

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20 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS

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GRANORTE EXCITES AT ECOBUILD

Granorte has recently exhibited at the UK’s leading building exhibition for over 10 years, Ecobuild, showcasing its inspirational cork products and the ecological benefits afforded by this natural material. Famed for beautiful wall, floor and tile finishes, Granorte is one of the leading cork specialists in the world and has driven much innovation within new and novel uses for agglomerated cork. A multiple design award winner with its NuSpa concept, Granorte has championed cork as a material with real world performance benefits, as well as with renewable status. “Cork is a natural material that’s incredibly versatile and adept at lending itself to many different applications,” comments Scott Brady, Granorte UK. “Visitors to our stand at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition discovered just how versatile, as we displayed everything from cork flooring through to our 3D wall tiles and even cork fabric. GRANORTE

Enquiry No.419. www.mclink.co.uk/909-419

MUDDY FOOTPRINTS NO MORE!

With the UK’s changeable weather it is hard to avoid wet and mud indoors so keeping wood flooring in top condition is a priority. Osmo is answering the need for a good floor cleaner and protector with its environmentally friendly range of quality products. Osmo’s cleaning and maintenance waxoils help keep wooden floors looking as good as the day they were first installed. Made from natural waxes and oils, these products are specifically tailored to the various properties of timber and to the specific demands of the areas in which wood is used. Osmo’s maintenance products penetrate deeply into the wood, maintaining its elasticity and allowing it to breathe. OSMO Enquiry No.420. www.mclink.co.uk/909-420

NEW ALLURA FLEX 0.55 FROM FORBO As convenient as it is stylish Perfectly capturing the beauty of the natural world, Allura Flex 0.55, the new loose lay Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection from Forbo Flooring Systems, takes the trend for nature-inspired interiors to a new level. Natural designs are increasing in popularity across all sectors, and reclaimed wood and exposed stone are in high demand. Allura Flex 0.55 is right on trend, featuring the grains, patterns and tones inherent within wood and stone, and offers authentic, realistic designs that will connect end users to the natural world. Aesthetics are not the only attraction: the loose lay format means that installation is quick, easy and cost effective.

this ever-popular look, but without the high costs associated with using quarried stone. Allura Flex 0.55 floor coverings are offered in a variety of formats to enhance their naturalistic designs. Stone designs are available in three square and rectangular ‘slab’ sizes whilst Wood designs are offered in a choice of three ‘plank’ formats to allow diverse and striking layouts to be created, including herringbone, chevron and wicker designs. Julie Dempster, Marketing Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems, comments: “This new loose lay LVT collection will have particular appeal in retail, office and

leisure and hospitality environments. Designers looking to optimise the use of the finite space available are increasingly using floor coverings of different textures, colours and characteristics to create different activity zones within open plan areas. Aesthetically pleasing modular floor coverings that are quick and easy to fit offer an ideal solution. Allura Flex 0.55 vinyl tiles can be installed alongside carpet tiles and contractors can even use the same tackifier, which results in less time, cost and mess during installation.” For more information please call 0844 822 3928, email info.flooring.uk@forbo.com or visit www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/alluraflex

In the Allura Flex 0.55 Wood range there are 30 stylish options, including vintage wood designs and traditional, classic wood looks with timeless appeal. The authentic, rustic tones of salvaged timber have been accurately represented, alongside refreshed colourful finishes that give the collection a modern edge. Deemed a ‘luxury’ surfacing material, natural stone has been used in interior design and decor for centuries. Within Forbo’s Allura Flex 0.55 Stone range, designers will find the lavish styling of marble together with contemporary stone designs, enabling specifiers to recreate Enquiry No.230. www.mclink.co.uk/909-230


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SAFE RESTORATION WITH FILA SOLUTIONS FILA’s surface care range includes a variety of treatments for floor renovation – from robust, textured porcelain, to original quarry tiles and encaustics. All products are designed to provide high coverage and performance, whilst providing a safe application and protecting original surface characteristics. To deep clean porcelain and ceramics – including anti-slip tiles with pronounced high and low spots - options include FILAPS87. Used neat, the product removes stubborn coloured, organic stains. When diluted, it deep cleans porcelain and ceramics, as well as unpolished stone and cement tiles. It is also particularly effective for textured surfaces with a dirt and residue build-up,

where it provides a high performance clean, restoring anti-slip ratings. For acidsensitive surfaces, other options include best-selling FILA Cleaner – a concentrated neutral detergent that can also be used at a variety of dilutions to tackle different renovation issues. After renovation, surfaces that require sealing can be treated with FILAMP90 ECO PLUS – a solvent free protector that forms part of FILA’s award-winning Green Line. The LEED-approved sealer is designed for natural stone and polished porcelain surfaces, can be applied internally and externally, and is suitable for use on food contact surfaces. Enquiry No.231 www.mclink.co.uk/909-231

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A TRIP TO THE DENTIST FOR GERFLOR! wood and mineral finishes in tile and plank formats with beveled edges.

Going to the dentist isn’t quite the arduous visit it used to be years ago. In fact, for most of us it’s quite a pleasurable experience these days. Who doesn’t want to have that Hollywood smile? Aura Dental in St Johns Wood, London is a team of dentists offering a range of quality treatments. In determining the overall look of the practice and its refurbishment Aura Dental would turn to Archiintelligence, who understand the importance of sustainable and workable future proof design. It’s all about inspiring trust and confidence in customers, together with creating environments that motivated teams can flourish in. Their carefully selected outsource partners adopt the exact same philosophy and moral fabric that underpins their business. It’s for these reasons that the flooring for this high profile dental practice refurbishment would be placed with international flooring and interiors specialists Gerflor. Diana Bayliss, Project Co-ordinator, Archiintelligence commented, “The project at Aura Dental was a total refurbishment, the unit was originally a maternity centre which had been empty for a while”. Diana

went on to add, “Our designers specify Gerflor on the majority of our projects due to the range of products available. The majority of our business is in the clinical arena and the product lends itself to this area of our business”. Archiintelligence would in fact specify some 120m2 of Gerflor’s Creation 55 Luxury Vinyl CLIC System for the vast majority of the practice including; the waiting areas and corridors, together with the reception, two consulting rooms, the main office, numerous cupboards and the dedicated children’s area. Creation 55 would also be specified for all the toilets. Colour-wise the project would see a mixture of both Portobello and Norwegian Slate used, which complimented the overall design beautifully. Gerflor’s LVT Creation range provides cutting-edge, attractive, design-led solutions for most contract applications. Designed for medium traffic areas, the Creation 55 is a sophisticated range offering a brand new palette of realistic

In addition to this, the looselay CLIC System’s unique vertical interlocking format allows this product to be laid quickly over most existing surfaces, with no need to close premises during refurbishments saving customers time and money. It’s perfect for the retail, hotel, hospitality, administration, leisure or domestic sectors. Creation 55 is also a perfect match for moderate traffic areas in commercial, offices, hospitalities, restaurants, and housing. Creation 55 has a 0.55 mm wear layer and is now available in 69 designs with 7 different sizes in tiles & planks. There are 32 new designs added into the range and Gerflor have developed the Creation 55 range in line with new decorative trends including classic woods and the introduction of trendy grey woods as well as the launch of some new eye-catching designs. Creation 55 is also 100% recyclable, REACH compliant and treated with PUR+ surface treatment, providing excellent cleaning characteristics and improved resistance to scratching. Web: www.gerflor.co.uk Enquiry No.233 www.mclink.co.uk/909-233


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22 FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS STERLINGOSB IS THE BEES’ KNEES

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STEICOdurelisdek BOOSTS ON SITE FLOOR DECK PERFORMANCE WITH TRIPLE PROTECTION Following a consultation and trial period market leading I Joist supplier STEICO have introduced a complimentary decking product which offers the very best on site protection for the timber floor and allows builders and developers to source the complete floor system from a single source. STEICOdurelisdek features triple protection avoiding excessive swelling of the board substrate even in the most hostile of situations on site. (1) The Durelis board from Unilin Panels is a higher surface density P5 particle board with unique “Top Surface” technology making it far less prone to moisture related swelling and thermal expansion.

(2) The top surface has an additional wax sealer applied which adds further protection and allows the finished floor to be cleaned easily for a pristine finish on handover. (3) A final proven slip resistant and durable blue peel off layer together with a customised fixing kit protects the floor for the exposed construction period. (4) STEICOdurelisdek is also available with a permanent waterproof acrylic surface sealer in place of a peel off layer which offers a similar level of protection speeds up the build process and avoids waste going to land fill. STEICO Enquiry No.234. www.mclink.co.uk/909-234 durelisdek enhanced floor deck protection

An amateur beekeeper has used Norbord’s SterlingOSB to house his three colonies of bees in Maidenhead, Berkshire and Egham, Surrey. Beekeeper, Richard Emmett, has used SterlingOSB as a ready substitute to build his three ‘National’ hives to house his bee colonies. Due to the single-walled nature of the hive, and the sensitivities of wild bees, it is imperative that they are made using light, weatherproof, untreated materials. Many National hives used by British beekeepers are made of cedar wood or pine but these materials are relatively expensive. NORBORD’ Enquiry No.421. www.mclink.co.uk/909-421

NORBORD BEST-SELLING FLOORING SOLUTIONS DESIGNED FOR TODAY’S BUSY BUILDER

For many years, the preferred material for decking suspended timber floors has been chipboard – and that shows no sign of changing. Norbord’s CaberBoard flooring panel is the UK’s best-selling chipboard flooring product, its handy dimensions allowing ease of handling and its robust tongue-and-groove edging ensuring a secure and even surface. Today things are moving on. As the housing market continues to grow strongly, tradesmen are obliged to look for methods of completing projects faster and more efficiently. Consequently, more of them are looking beyond the standard CaberFloor P5 panel and choosing Norbord’s advanced CaberDek and CaberShieldPlus products. NORBORD Enquiry No.422. www.mclink.co.uk/909-422

WET AND ELECTRIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING IN COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENTS When specifying heating in commercial buildings, underfloor heating (UFH) is increasingly seen as the system that offers the levels of energy efficiency and comfort required. In design terms, UFH provides the added benefit that, unlike radiators, it does not have an impact on interior aesthetics and layouts. This leaves just one perplexing issue; whether to opt for a wet (hydronic) system or an electric system. Both offer advantages and disadvantages. Wet UFH systems circulate water heated to around 45-50ºC through loops of pipe laid into the screed of solid floors or the joists of suspended timber floors. The low temperature of the water used makes these systems energy efficient and ideally suited to use with air or ground source heat pumps or district heating systems. Electric systems use a continuous cable, either laid within the screed or supplied as a mat which is laid above the subfloor. GAIA

KÄHRS JOINS ‘NATURE-INSPIRED’ INTERIOR DESIGN AT WANSFORD MARINA

Enquiry No.423. www.mclink.co.uk/909-423

Kährs Oak Essex has been specified and supplied - by Wisbechbased Simply Interiors - throughout an award-nominated newbuild development in Cambridgeshire, by Hatch Properties. Exclusive Wansford Marina consists of six detached properties with their own private moorings. Kährs rustic-contemporary wood floor design was chosen to reflect the homes’ natureinspired interiors and countryside setting. Set in an idyllic gated marina, the exclusive development is located on the banks of the River Nene, close to Wansford village. Throughout the contemporary interiors, a relaxing colour pallet of greens, golds and brown accents are used alongside sleek marble and chrome features. Kährs straw-toned Oak Essex, with its lively grain variation, contrasts with pale-toned fabrics, walls and cupboards, creating a warm natural backdrop throughout the stunning interiors. Kährs Oak Essex is a one-strip, brushed wood floor from Kährs European Naturals Collection. KÄHRS Enquiry No.224. www.mclink.co.uk/909-224


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BRITISH GYPSUM HITS THE RIGHT NOTE AT GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL A range of British Gypsum systems have been used in the refurbishment of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the new home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). The aim of the project was to create a comfortable working environment for the new headquarters of the renowned symphony orchestra. In particular, the RSNO needed soundproofed spaces for rehearsals and performances to take place, so an acoustic interior lining solution was required to meet its specific needs. Ronnie Szczotka, Site Manager at Veitchi Interiors, who oversaw the installation for Veitchi, said: “Being a concert hall, the main concern was to reduce the amount of sound travel between each room. The GypWall CLASSIC and Gypwall AUDIO systems have made a huge improvement to the acoustics throughout the building, which has allowed the RSNO to use each room to its full potential without having

to worry about making too much noise when other performances or rehearsals are in progress.” Over 6,000 square metres of British Gypsum plasterboard was installed by Veitchi Interiors, including British Gypsum Gyproc SoundBloc, which was used on the walls and partitions in the practice areas, concert hall, recording studios and circulation areas. The high-performance acoustic plasterboard features a higher density core which reduces noise pollution to minimise disruption throughout the building when used as part of a GypWall system.

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As the concert hall is both a working environment and a public space, which occupants often inhabit for long periods of time, Glasgow City Council had wellbeing at the forefront of mind and was keen to achieve the highest levels of air quality possible. It was therefore decided to select the Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboard with added ACTIVair technology. ACTIVair technology works by capturing VOCs and converting them into nonharmful inert compounds, eliminating the risk of re-emission. The technology, which has been proven to reduce VOC concentration levels by 70 per cent[1], works for up to 50 years providing long lasting improvements to air quality for building occupants. ACTIVair is effective through a paint finish and does not impact on the fire or acoustic qualities of a product, making it ideal for use in the concert hall building. ACTIVair solutions are also useful for spaces like commercial offices and hotels which are occupied for prolonged periods of time. Ronnie Szczotka added: “We are seeing more and more requests for innovative

ways to improve indoor air quality, particularly in commercial environments where it is important to maintain a comfortable, healthy environment for workers and members of the public. Some of the rooms at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall don’t have natural sources of ventilation so there is no escape route for formaldehyde. It is therefore imperative that the indoor air is kept as clean as possible by finding ways to reduce the amount of formaldehyde in the air. Glasgow City Council was really pleased with the steps taken to improve the air quality, and because British Gypsum was able to combine this ACTIVair technology with the high acoustic performance of Gyproc SoundBloc, we were able to meet both requirements with one product.” GypWall Classic and GypWall AUDIO partition systems and Casoline MF Ceilings systems were used to meet the project’s performance requirements. Alongside Gyproc SoundBloc ACTIVair Gyproc FireLine was used for increased fire protection in the public and communal areas of the building to help meet building regulations under the Fire Safety (Scotland) regulations 2006.


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24 FOCUS ON : DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING HUNTER DOUGLAS

HUNTER DOUGLAS FLY HIGH WITH BESPOKE SOLUTION FOR GOODWOOD AERODROME Hunter Douglas used its engineering and creative expertise to design a unique solution for a £1.6 million prestige building at Goodwood Aero Club.

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The contemporary Aero Club building, designed by London-based architect State of the Craft to house the café and flight school at this world-famous aviation site in Chichester, West Sussex, is visually striking, with clean, linear lines. To complement this ultra-modern, sleek look, the architects commissioned Hunter Douglas to design and manufacture 24 fully automated and motorised external roller blind systems, each measuring 7.5 m2 (80.7 ft2) for the predominantly glassfronted building. The motorised external roller blinds are protected from high winds with automated wind sensors. Each section has its own remote control for the

corresponding group of blinds and Hunter Douglas also supplied a master remote control for the site manager so that a single button can control all the blinds simultaneously. Mike Foulston, Specification Sales Manager at Hunter Douglas, worked closely with the architects and awardwinning local building contractor Tasker Catchpole to create a system that would fulfil the design aesthetic and be fully functional. “We were tasked with providing a bespoke solution to anchor the side guide wires of the blinds to the polished concrete floor that are peripheral to the building,” he said.

“It created numerous challenges for the design team but we found a neat and innovative solution to ensure that we could stay true to the architect’s vision. Key to this was Hunter Douglas continued efforts to meet the needs of the project on time and to a tight deadline.” Architect Mário Lourenço specified a Helioscreen fabric, a PVC-coated fibreglass fabric that has superior solar heat and light control properties, in Carré Black. Hunter Douglas powder-coated the bespoke anchors to complement the external glazing hardware, and the leading specialist manufacturer also created a tailor-made closure to cover the pocket behind the blind headbox, which was powder-coated to match external glazing, thereby creating a clean, seamless finish to the overall installation. John Wells, project manager at Tasker Catchpole, said: “It was a complex design that create a number of design challenges for us and Hunter Douglas, but the team was exceptional in the way that it tackled the problems, coming up with a creative solution that enabled us to work together to make this one-off design work perfectly and look great, too.” Enquiry No.236. www.mclink.co.uk/909-236


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The Clement Conservation Rooflight Crafted by experts in steel fenestration and building restoration. The Clement Conservation Rooflight is a replica of a Victorian original. Designed to lie flush with the roofline and in keeping with the character of your property, it is the only conservation rooflight that is available from stock in two profiles – for slate or clay tiles - to ensure the best finish.

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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 Uvalues, matching slim sight lines for both the casement and tilt/turn, large glazing pocket for acoustic glass, secured by design and large sizes. For their contractor and fabricator partners, performance with built in fast-track fabrication and installation. For further information, contact the Marketing Department 0208 685 9685 • projects@parksidegroup.co.uk - www.comar-alu.co.uk Enquiry No. 239 www.mclink.co.uk/909-239

MORE SCHUECO SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS MEET PAS 24 SECURITY STANDARDS As part of an ongoing programme of security testing to PAS 24, leading sustainable building envelope specialist Schueco UK reports an increase in the number of its sliding door systems that meet this police-approved standard. Newly qualifying systems include Schueco ASS 70.HI lift/slide double track, bi-parting and triple track doors, as well as the slide-only versions. Schueco ASS 70 FD and ASS 80 FD.HI sliding/folding doors (depending on design) have also been successfully tested. With the recently introduced Building Regulation AD Q and the continuing demand for improved security, this announcement will be welcome news for both specifiers and fabricators looking to deliver ultimate peace-of-mind to clients. While in general Schueco tests systems to the EN 1627 security standard – which covers primarily manual attack methods – this regime is supplemented in the UK by testing to PAS 24, which is the police-preferred alternative. The PAS 24 tests take the form of manual attacks with a prescribed range of tools, together with numerous mechanical bi-directional loadings to replicate attacks on the locking points, hinges etc. Additionally, approved locking cylinders must have features such as anti-bump and anti-drill. www.schueco.co.uk Enquiry No.240 www.mclink.co.uk/909-240

PORTFOLIO COLLECTION FROM PREMDOR, THE CLASSIC RANGE The exciting, new innovative PORTFOLIO collection of internal doors from Premdor consists of four themed ranges, comprising of Natural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classic. All are made in the UK using sustainable natural veneers engineered in Italy and all utilise Premdor’s cutting- edge Veneer Match technology presenting real veneers with consistent grain and colour. Within the Classic range may be found Oak, Walnut, Ash and Durador, all crafted from the finest materials and each produced to the highest standard of immaculate finish. By combining rich, attention grabbing shades with timeless graining the collection will add sophistication to any interior decorative finish. The Oak Vertical door and the White Oak Two Stile model demonstrate the unique Premdor Veneer Match technology, as does Walnut Vertical and Walnut Two Stile both presenting a bold, rich, contemporary look. To complete the Classic range comes elegant Ash vertical and trend proof Durador with it’s simple clean grain pattern. The Classic collection is complemented by a stylish range of modern glazing designs, 30 and 60 minute fire door models, all supplied with PEFC chain of custody as standard. To see more of the exciting PORTFOLIO collection, request a catalogue by ringing 0844 209 0008 or visit www.premdor.co.uk/portfolio www.premdor.co.uk/portfolio Enquiry No.241 www.mclink.co.uk/909-241


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28 DOORS, WINDOWS, ROOFLIGHTS & GLAZING FAKRO ROOF TERRACE WINDOW

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Charter Commercial; recently completed a new build project for Prodrive's prestigious new headquarters in Banbury. Prodrive best known for motorsport relocated its HQ to a new larger facility next to the M40 motorway, less than a mile from its previous home. The new facility will be Prodrive’s third headquarters, originally based at Silverstone in 1984, they moved to Banbury in 1986. The single 110,000 sq ft structure offers more flexibility to Prodrive’s motorsport and advanced technology businesses and allows for a far more efficient operation. Comar 5P.i. Top Hung and Casement 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. COMAR ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS

The FAKRO DXW roof window has been designed to take heavy foot traffic, a specially strengthened sash, frame and laminated, P2A anti-burglary glazing enabling it to be fitted flush within the roofline. It combines contemporary styling with a wear-resistant, anti-slip surface which will maintain its performance even when wet. The glazing unit has a U-value of 0.5W/m2K while the multi-chamber PVC frame is filled with polystyrene insulation and has a white inner surface. Eight standard sizes are available from 600 x 600mm to 1200 x 1200. See the DXW being put to the test at http://tinyurl.com/zkv2p85 . FAKRO

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EXTENSION DESIGN ‘FLOWS’ FROM STEEL WINDOWS

Having found the house of their dreams in a quiet North London street, Marcelle and Robert Schogger, decided to extend in order to create a spacious kitchen and dining area. They were determined that steel windows should be the key architectural feature of their project and, with this in mind, they appointed Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service & Supplies, to supply and install a large window and door screen. Robert Schogger, a director of a manged office provider, designed the 300 sq ft extension and project-managed the build. The couple had first seen steel windows featured in a magazine a few years earlier and knew they fitted with their desire to achieve a classic look within their early 1900s house. STEEL WINDOW ASSOCIATION Enquiry No.432. www.mclink.co.uk/909-432

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The purpose-built Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, recently opened its TORMAX automated swing doors to teachers, students and academics, welcoming them into a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, seminar and meeting rooms as well as a café and informal seating areas. Crafted by Birmingham Veneers Ltd, the two impressive wooden and glass entrance doors are automated using two TORMAX iMotion 1401 operators concealed in sealed casings underneath the floor. Ensuring longevity and reliability, even in such a busy location, the iMotion motors, which are uniquely designed with no abrading parts to cause friction wear, dramatically minimises maintenance, allowing them to be neatly located out of sight. iMotion door drives are manufactured from 96% recyclable products and require only low-energy operation, making them a truly sustainable option. TORMAX Enquiry No.434. www.mclink.co.uk/909-434

GUARDIAN UK EARNS ‘RESPONSIBLE SOURCING’ CERTIFICATION Guardian Industries UK Ltd. (Guardian) has earned the coveted BES 6001 accreditation for its responsible sourcing of materials. After independent assessment by the British Standards Institution, the awarding body, Guardian UK received a “Very Good” score, highlighting the company’s long-term focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Ltd.’s BES 6001 certification assesses how well companies operate within strict standards of supply chain management and environmental and social responsibility when managing relationships with suppliers. Specifically, it acknowledges the “Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products.” Part of Guardian Industries Corp. – a leading global manufacturer of high-quality commercial, residential, interior and automotive glass products – Guardian secured accreditation in late December. Having the BES 6001 certification not only shows Guardian to be a responsible company that cares for the environment, noted Steven Scrivens, Marketing Manager for Guardian Glass UK & Ireland, but it also helps it to stand out amongst its competitors.` “We’ve been following the development of this standard for many years,” said Scrivens, who was actively involved in the process. “We worked with both British Glass and with BRE – the authors of the standard – to help them to better understand the glass and glazing industry and how the standard could be applied to address this construction product in the supply chain.” Chris Duguid, Guardian’s - Float Production Manager, led the implementation. Enquiry No.242. www.mclink.co.uk/909-242


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SHINING EXAMPLE OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Leading internal door manufacturer Vicaima has just launched a stunning collection of door models as part of their Dekordor 3D range. Incorporating aluminium inlays in 5 contemporary designs, Vicaima have captured the current vogue for metallic embellishment which is one of the themes of international interior design for 2016. The new inlay models are available in a choice of 5 Dekordor 3D finishes so can provide contrast and scope that is sure to command attention. Dekordor 3D, with its horizontal embossed finish creates an innovative and thoroughly modern door appearance which is ideally suited to a multitude of applications from homes to hotels and from offices to community buildings. The highly tactile surface and visual impact created by Dekordor 3D has proved to be a key reason why it is often selected to make a big impression, especially as an entrance door and frame system to apartments or hotel rooms. Now with the addition of these new metallic inlay models the range offers even greater possibilities. The Dekordor 3D Aluminium Inlay collection is available in a choice of 5 contrasting face finishes including, Grey, Black, Oak, Camel and White and inlay models include

both vertical and horizontal designs so present plenty of diversity. All doors are FSC certified for environmental peace of mind and can be supplied with a range of performance specifications comprising fire rated, acoustic and security, which includes Secure by Design to Part Q requirements. Where a complete theme is desired, Vicaima are also able to supply as part of a matching doorset (door, Frame and architrave) plus wall panels where required. Dekordor 3D with Aluminium Inlay are made on a to-order basis and as such can accommodate a wide selection of configuration possibilities to make

specification easy, with pairs, over height dimensions, inverse (flush wall fitting) and pivotal, to ensure that individual requirements can be appropriately satisfied. So if you want to set a shining example, specify Dekordor 3D Inlays and see how it stands out for your project. For further details about Vicaima Dekordor 3D inlays visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com, alternatively call 01793 532333 for a copy of the new literature or face samples. Enquiry No.245 www.mclink.co.uk/909-245


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30 FOCUS ON : ROOFING, CLADDING & INSULATION : KEMPER SYSTEM

Stuart Hicks, from cold liquidapplied waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses how a change of membrane addressed failing waterproofing at a luxury residential development in Saltdean, near Brighton.

REPAIRS, REFURBISHMENT AND WATER INGRESS BY THE SEA The Grand Ocean Hotel in Saltdean, near Brighton, epitomises a bygone era of glamourous seaside elegance. First opened in 1938, the Grade II listed building’s crescent-shaped white façade makes it a classic of Art Deco architectural design. Once a popular honeymoon destination owned by Billy Butlin it is now the central building from which a development of luxury apartments takes its name. The scheme has seen the refurbishment of the original structure and construction of four new build blocks designed in keeping with the former hotel. Problems with the integrity of the waterproofing system that was originally specified for the project became apparent even before the scheme was completed, leading to a change of both roofing contractor and, eventually, roofing system. Integrity Issues: Both the existing hotel building and the new builds have flat roofs and architect, Rolfe Judd, had specified a liquid waterproofing membrane. Unfortunately, the system selected was not robust enough to adhere seamlessly to the roof substrate and the assumption was made that the issue lay with the quality of installation rather than the suitability of the membrane. A new roofing contractor, Cawston Roofing, was

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brought in to carry out repairs to the membrane but, as the existing roof build up was still under warranty, Cawston Roofing was required to carry out repairs using the same product. Inverted Refurbishment: Having used Kemper Systems’ Kemperol membranes on a wide variety of construction projects in the past, Cawston Roofing was confident in recommending Kemperol V210, a cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane. The originally-specified membrane had been installed beneath the insulation as an inverted roof build up for the new apartment blocks. Cawston Roofing removed the paving slabs and green roof medium along with the insulation and, where possible, this was stored for re-use. The company then prepared and cleaned the roof surface and, in the areas around the upstands where the failed membrane had not bonded, the team pulled off the damaged membrane. The existing insulation, slabs and green roof medium were then reinstated to complete the roof. Hotel Roof: The damage caused by the failed waterproofing membrane on the roof and balconies of the former hotel building was even more significant because the original roof build-up was not

inverted. The balconies were tackled first, with strip out of the entire roof build-up. Here, not only had the originally-specified membrane failed, but the insulation below it had begun to rot too. New insulation had to be cut to size and shape and this was done while the Kemperol V210 membrane was being installed so that the balconies could be completed as quickly as possible. To aid water run-off in the future, Kemper System designed a tapered Kempertherm insulation scheme, introducing a slight pitch to each section of roof. Cawston Roofing pre-primed each piece of board in an on-site workshop during the winter months to aid faster installation once the weather improved. When weather conditions did improve, the Kempertherm sections were fixed to the substrate and joint sealed before application of the Kemperol V210 membrane began. Holiday Heritage: Thanks to the replacement of the originally-specified waterproofing system with Kemperol V210, the building not only provides a stylish address on the coast that is warm and dry for residents but also protects a slice of the UK’s holidaymaking heritage and an iconic listed building.


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

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

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

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

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

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VMZINC FOCAL POINT FOR £14M HASTINGS PIER REDEVELOPMENT The restored, Grade II-listed Hastings Pier, built in 1872, has natural VMZINC® standing seam roofs which are undoubtedly the most immediately recognisable feature of the £14.2m redevelopment. dRMM architects’ vision to restore the pier to its former glory has been a resounding success following years of neglect, closure for eight years and a fire which tore through it in 2010. Described as a national Victorian treasure, the domed roofs spanning covered seating areas are particularly eye catching and complement façades installed using the same system. Both will weather to take on the textured, natural grey patina which is so reminiscent of lead. The standing seam work was undertaken by specialist metals contractor Roles Broderick Roofing, whose craftsmen finished the roofs with ornamental zinc finials. Phase 2 of the project will see VMZINC PIGMENTO® Blue 1mm thick interlocking panels used on walls of the pier’s new visitor centre. VMZINC®

Enquiry No.437. www.mclink.co.uk/909-437

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 www.webstersinsulation.com

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SAILING CENTRE FEATURES METALLINE

Metalline, who manufacture and supply a range of high quality insulated panels, rainscreen cladding, metal pressings and bespoke fabrication, have been specified on the recently completed Sir Ben Ainslie Racing – Americas Cup team base on Camber Quay in Portsmouth. The new building which has received a BREEAM excellent rating will house the team’s headquarters for design, training and boat building, a public visitor centre and VIP hospitality. The iconic shape and design of the building was the brainchild of architects HGP and above the boat housing and hangar area the building features a stacked floor appearance that has been extenuated with the use of Metalline’s curved and flat Ultima insulated panels in a natural silver anodised finish. The building, which spans over 74000 sq ft, featured over 400 square metres of Metalline’s superior grade. METALLINE Enquiry No.436. www.mclink.co.uk/909-436

Envirolead, from Envirowales, is BS12588 lead produced using material recovered exclusively from car batteries. The highly sophisticated process extracts and reuses nearly 96% of the constituent parts of any battery, only polypropylene currently lacking an economic means of reuse. Envirolead is covered by the 50-year Lead Sheet Association warranty and carries all the benefits of standard rolled lead. However, for the first time architects have an opportunity to capitalise on one of the most efficient forms of recycling and know they are specifying a product with the lowest possible environmental impact. Envirowales is the only plant in the UK to use this process which significantly reduces sulphur discharge, a major component of ‘acid rain’. With lead demand for construction increasing again Envirolead is set to make a major contribution to increasing the 50% of consumption worldwide which is currently met by recycled material.

IKO POLYMERIC LAUNCHES PRE-FAB ARMOURDEK ROOF PANEL

The UK’s only PVC and TPE single ply manufacturer, IKO Polymeric, has officially launched Armourdek, a pre-fabricated long spanning roof deck for fast track installation. Factory finished with BBA certified Armourplan PVC or Spectraplan TPE single ply membrane, Armourdek is ideal for high performance waterproof roofing. With excellent thermal and acoustic properties it offers superb air tightness and its ‘zero waste’ manufacturing approach means no material used goes to landfill. It can be used in all construction sectors and is suitable for steel, concrete and timber frames. The way it’s made means big savings in time and resources to construction projects.

For example, as the single ply membrane is applied to Armourdek in the factory the panel can simply be delivered and craned into place on site, minimising the need to install a separate roofing system. This saves a significant amount of time – and with available sizes up to 12m x 4m, installation can be as quick as 1,000m2 per day! IKO Polymeric offers a full service from initial consultation through to specification and design and on-going monitoring and maintenance. An explainer brochure for Armourdek is available which highlights all the benefits and includes technical drawings and load tables. www.ikogroup.co.uk/polymeric Enquiry No.249. www.mclink.co.uk/909-249


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AURUBIS ARCHITECTURAL COPPER IN VISION Leading architectural copper supplier Aurubis will be exhibiting its latest range of copper surfaces and alloys on Stand 27 at Vision, Olympia London, from 7-8 June. Aurubis offers dedicated expertise in helping architects to realise their designs in copper with the added strengths of a major international group. As the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler, Aurubis is redefining the material for contemporary architecture with the ongoing development of its ‘Nordic’ products providing straightaway surfaces that otherwise take years to develop in the atmosphere - particularly for facades. The processes involved are generally similar to those taking place naturally over time in

the environment, utilising copper mineral compounds, not alien chemical processes. Essentially, they bring forward environmental changes without taking away the integrity of copper as a natural, living material. All these surfaces form an integral part of the copper and are not coatings or paint. The material is easily bent and formed, and there are no

limitations on the length of copper sheet or strip because whole coils are treated on the production line, not just limited size sheets. Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper offers lighter or darker shades of brown, determined by the thickness of the oxide layer. Then, Nordic Blue and Nordic Green ranges enable designers to determine both the colour and intensity of patina with ‘living’ surfaces. As well as solid green, blue and turquoise patina colour, other intensities can be created revealing some of the dark oxidised background material. Aurubis’ experts can also work with architects to develop specific levels of patination to meet design requirements or to match historically patinated copper.

Of course, copper alloys have also been used throughout history and Nordic Bronze and Nordic Brass (which can also be pre-weathered) are used for architectural applications. In addition, an innovative alloy of copper with aluminium and zinc – Nordic Royal – gives a rich golden through-colour retained over time, simply developing a protective matt finish without any green or blue patination.

For more information on Aurubis products email: g.bell@aurubis.com or visit: www.aurubis.com /finland/architectural Enquiry No.250 www.mclink.co.uk/909-250


34 EXTERNAL WORKS, LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE & WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM MAXX

BITUCHEM’S LEADING NATRATEX MATERIAL PERFECT FOR MODERN HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS Bituchem’s specialist hard landscaping material, Natratex Cotswold, can play a key role in the design of new housing developments, offering an attractive solution for pathways, driveways and roads. Based on the colour of Cotswold stone, which is growing in popularity for modern-build houses, Natratex is great for creating a matching landscape to the surrounding buildings.

As the company’s flagship product, Bituchem has seen many applications of the materials to new housing development sites, where the product has proved to be a striking alternative to standard black tarmac to add to the aesthetics of the site. Natratex Cotswold is as durable as it is attractive and has been specially designed to withstand regular pedestrian and light vehicular use. Enquiry No.272. www.mclink.co.uk/909-272

With the new additions to the MAXX family, Delta Membrane Systems offer a range of products that bring to the market the most secure basement pumping systems for type C (cavity drain) waterproofing. Specifically for the basement designed waterproofing industry, MAXX technology takes an ‘intelligent’ approach in the design of the product range, resulting in optimum functionality, high levels of efficiency and ease of installation and service. Included in the range are the DMS270 for ground water and surface water applications, and the DMS269 for foul water use. Also available is the PowerMAXX which can run a standard V3 pump without mains power for up to four days, depending on the number of cycles per hour. It can sit in standby mode for over three weeks, and is virtually inaudible. DELTa MEMbRaNE SYSTEMS Enquiry No.439. www.mclink.co.uk/909-439

NEW RECYFIX® MONOTEC DRAINS CAR PARK AT THE NEW TRAVELODGE WESTON SUPER MARE Hauraton Limited introduced the RECYFIX® MONOTEC, their new high capacity channel system in January, the new Weston Super Mare Travelodge being the first installation of the system in the United Kingdom. The MONOTEC channels installed in the Travelodge, 47 space, main car park have a nominal grating width of 100mm, an overall height of 380mm and are suitable for a loading category of up to Class D400. The channels provide a cross-section of 355.5cm2 and have a high attenuation volume. The RECYFIX® MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding. The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV

resistance by adding just sufficient carbon black as a stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. Web: www.hauraton.co.uk Enquiry No.252. www.mclink.co.uk/909-252


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36 FOCUS ON : EXTERNAL WORKS & LANDSCAPING : JAMES LATHAM

James Latham’s latest range of premium composite decking offers the natural look and feel of tropical wood with outstanding performance properties including; minimum maintenance, superior stain resistance, extra high impact strength and a high friction surface. www.lathamtimber.co.uk

DECKING THAT OFFERS A LUXURIOUS HARDWOOD LOOK AND ULTRA LOW MAINTENANCE Manufactured in Germany by UPM, ProFi Deck is offered in two stunning design styles, UPM ProFi Classic Deck and UPM ProFi Design Deck. With two new additions for 2016, the UPM ProFi Classic Deck range offers the beauty of a hardwood deck without the high maintenance. Wood and cellulose fibres are encapsulated in specially selected polymers to provide lasting protection from the weather. The advanced composite technology provides superior resistance to UV, frost, stains and impacts when compared to traditional composite or wood decks.

Rich colour tones and veins are combined with a natural texture that is a delight to touch. The impressive range now includes UPM ProFi Loggia S1 (a new addition for 2016), UPM ProFi Lifecycle S1 (also new for 2016) and UPM ProFi Lifecycle S2. The UPM ProFi Design Deck range gives outdoor living a fresh and modern feel. Renowned designers from around the world have been inspired to work with the wide colour range and clean looks. The Design Deck range includes UPM ProFi Deck 150 which offers high impact and scratch resistance, a reversible profile, a closed surface for low maintenance and Lignin-free colour durability. Plus, it is also

manufactured using more than 50% recyclable materials. Richard Mosson, James Latham’s Group Cladding and Decking Manager commented, “The WPC decking market in the US is currently worth $1.6 billion and is set to grow to $3 billion by 2020 which is enormous and here in the UK we are seeing its popularity growing all the time both in the commercial and residential sectors as the market comes to appreciate not only the low maintenance benefits but also the long term cost advantage.” He continued, “The quality of the UPM ProFi Deck range is exceptional. Long-life and ultra-low maintenance has been engineered into the product, plus, due to the innovative use of recycled materials – some of the range is made using up to 95% - it has won several international awards, with the product making a major contribution to reducing traditional landfill and incineration which is really important to James Latham.”

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GET READY FOR SPRING WITH SHED AND FENCE MATE Spring has finally sprung so why not spruce up your garden with new Shed and Fence Mate from Everbuild â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Sika Company â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a new wood treatment giving lasting protection to fences, sheds, gates and all rough sawn timber. Available in 5 stunning colours, Shed and Fence Mate is packed full of water repellent waxes and carefully selected UV resistant pigments meaning the colour will last up to six times

longer than standard creosote. It is also totally harmless to plants and animals both during and after application allowing it to be used on kennels and hutches. Attractive shelf strips and display boards are available containing applied samples of each colour, highlighting the rich tones achieved thanks to the advanced colour pigmentation within the product.

For more information on Shed and Fence Mate or any other product within the Everbuild and Sika ranges contact your local sales representative, call the sales office on 0113 240 2424 or visit www.everbuild.co.uk. Enquiry No.259 www.mclink.co.uk/909-259


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NEW SHOWER TRAY FACTORY UP AND RUNNING The leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK – MX Group – based in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, has welcomed the arrival of its new shower tray production factory. The new factory is capable of producing 200 shower trays an hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – an amazing 1.68 million shower trays a year at full capacity. It will be producing 12,000 shower trays a week during its first three months on stream before stepping up to 16,000 a week for the last three months of the company’s financial year. MX Group chairman Bernard Robinson is understandably proud of his new £3 million investment: “This is the most advanced shower tray manufacturing plant in Europe and it ensures our position as the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK. This highly impressive automated plant runs with a 42-man production team, with very limited manual intervention. We’ve responded to the demands of our major customers and made this investment in our manufacturing

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plant here in Tewkesbury and the result is the most advanced production line of its kind anywhere. It’s a joy to watch it in action – it’s cutting edge technology producing the highest quality, totally repeatable products. We’ve taken a huge leap forward ahead of our competitors here and we’re looking forward to winding up the production levels after an initial conservative approach to get the factory up and running smoothly.” The new factory is the icing on the cake as the business progresses as a genuine one stop shop for shower related products. As well as being the largest manufacturer of shower trays, MX offers a wide range of electric showers, thermostatic shower valves, shower enclosures, brassware and the widest range of shower accessories in the UK, from its factories in Tewkesbury and Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. As well as its own huge branded product range, it supplies components for the vast majority of showers sold in the UK. Enquiry No.261 www.mclink.co.uk/909-261


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‘ALUMINIUM FINISHES AND MARINE GUARANTEES’

protect the finish in the more harsh environments around the UK, such as that of coastal applications, swimming pool enclosures and industrial atmospheres for example, specifiers can request a marine guarantee.

by Wojciech Brozyna - MD of Aluprof

The formulation of powder coating surface treatments has advanced over the forty years that powder coating was first specified for architectural metalwork. Many of the original finished projects are still in use today with the coating still doing its job protecting the aluminium substrate. Currently, the majority of the architectural powder coating specified in the UK use ‘standard’ powders which offer excellent adhesion and long life. Whilst

the ‘standard’ powder protection properties are excellent, there are two measures that specifiers need to take into consideration when specifying powder coating, that of colour variation and gloss retention. Standard powders last well, but can lose gloss and colour depending on weathering. By using more robust compounds, typically with a cost implication, both colour variation and gloss retention can be tightly controlled for an even longer aesthetic looking finish. Aluprof apply powder coating to the Qualicoat standard and the specification is now in its 14th edition. The standard powders are known as ‘Class 1’ formulations in the Qualicoat specification and carry specific weathering characteristics. Class 2 powders, sometimes referred to as ‘Superdurable’, use more robust compounds and are being recognised by a growing number of specifiers for prestigious projects across the UK. Class 2 powders offer a superior resistance to UV and are more expensive; these powders can offer extended life expectancy with reduced maintenance.

There is a further class, that of Class 3 powders, sometimes referred to as ‘Hyperdurable’, tend to be specified for use in more inhospitable regions of the globe where even more robust finishes are required. I see specifiers now turning to Class 2 for their prestigious projects in the UK and the trend is set to continue. Aluprof have long recognised the importance of Class 2 powders and are encouraging their use where high performance finishes are required, for specification assistance, please contact us directly. To ensure we supply the highest quality of powder coating, some powders, such as the popular colour grey, RAL 9006, are coated at Aluprof in the more robust Class 2 powder as standard. This ensures that we offer a superior finish to many of our competitors, a finish that will ultimately last the lifetime of the building. To further

Normal powder coating pretreatment consists of acid etching the aluminium profile and then applying a chrome based, or non-chrome pre-treatment, this seals the aluminium and provides a key for the powder coating to adhere too. At Aluprof we can offer specifiers either pretreatment, however, chrome based systems are to be phased out in 2017 under new European legislation. To obtain a marine guarantee, specifiers need to request the Qualicoat ‘Seaside Class’. The aluminium profile is instead etched and flash anodised prior to powder application. This ensures the very best protection against corrosion and eliminates the possibility of filiform corrosion occurring from cut and machined edges of the aluminium. The importance of powder coating very quickly after flash anodising is crucial and at Aluprof the flash anodising facility is located within the paint plant.

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UNDERSTAND COSTING WITH FREE FLIP-BOOK

EVERBUILD – A SIKA COMPANY WIN FORTIS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Informationhungry fleet managers can benefit from the new online Fleet Matters, which offers valuable advice on whole-life costing. The latest free flipbook in the Fleet Matters series from Fuel Card Services shows how accurate, comprehensive costing has to cover a vehicle’s whole life with the fleet. It gives a detailed breakdown of options from initial acquisition through to eventual disposal. It also covers costs incurred during the vehicle’s lifetime, with suggestions on reducing them. Each issue of Fleet Matters offers clear advice relevant to any type or size of fleet, including owner-drivers with single vehicles. The guidance is equally applicable to owned, leased and ‘grey’ fleets. The content is derived from years of experience in working with fleets nationwide. Each section concludes with specific ‘Action Points,’ designed for relevance to any type of road vehicle and to both private and public sectors. THE FUEL CARD PEOPLE

Everbuild – A Sika Company are proud to have been awarded the Decorating and Chemicals Supplier of the Year 2015 award at this year’s Fortis Conference, held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham. Ben Davies, Key Account Manager for Sika Everbuild, attended the conference and was thrilled to win the award stating, ‘the company and I are absolutely delighted to have won the Chemical Supplier of the Year award. Since the creation of Fortis, Sika Everbuild have had some fantastic trading years with continuous growth. Our dedicated Business Development Managers are continually working with individual members to support their customers’ needs and to maintain a strong focus on growing value added products.’ EVERBUILD Enquiry No.444. www.mclink.co.uk/909-444

FLOWCRETE UK UNVEILS NEW FLOORING SYSTEMS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGING ISSUES

Enquiry No.442. www.mclink.co.uk/909-442

Flowcrete UK has launched a series of flooring solutions designed to create high performance, easy to install floors despite difficult installation conditions. The new systems that have been added to Flowcrete UK’s comprehensive flooring collection are Flowfresh HF LT, Isocrete Screedfast Flex, Aqualock One Coat and Flowflex Joint Sealant. Flowfresh HF LT has an increased fluidity at lower temperatures, which makes it easier to spread and finish on construction sites that fall below 15°C. It is produced without pine oil to minimise odour during the floor’s installation and its highly effective resistance to water marking helps to ensure a high-quality finish. The one-part, non-sagging Flowflex Joint Sealant provides contractors with a hybrid-polymer based elastic sealant that maintains a high mechanical strength and permanent elasticity. FLOWCRETE UK

STEVEN CHANDLER JOINS GEZE UK’S AUTOMATIC SALES TEAM

CROWN TRADE PAINTS COMPLETE ENVIRONMENTAL PICTURE FOR SPECIFIERS WITH EPD

GEZE UK has strengthened its presence in the East of England with the promotion of Steven Chandler to area sales manager for automatic doors. Steven joined GEZE in 2002 as project estimator and has more than 20 years’ industry experience across technical, sales and estimating and customer support. In his new role, Steven will be responsible for increasing the company’s market share across the East Midlands and East Anglia. He will work closely with fabrication companies as well architects, specifiers and contractors to provide the right solutions for each project from across the company’s comprehensive range of automatic door products. GEZE UK Enquiry No.443. www.mclink.co.uk/909-443

Crown Trade has reinforced its industry-leading sustainability credentials with the introduction of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) across a range of its premium coatings. Four Crown Trade products now hold verified EPD certificates, in compliance with the European Standard EN 15804. These include Crown Trade’s Fastflow system, which was introduced into the marketplace last year – and has already built a strong reputation in the specification sector for its ability to deliver all the benefits of an oil-based coating in a water-based formulation. The complete system, comprising of Crown Trade Fastflow Primer Undercoat and Crown Trade Fastflow Gloss, has been assessed. Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt trusted by specifiers across high traffic areas, including healthcare, educational and housing environments - also has an

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GEZE UK APPOINTS PHIL MEAD AS AREA SALES MANAGER GEZE UK has demonstrated its commitment to the growth of its manual closers and window technology ranges with the appointment of Phil Mead as area sales manager. Phil will be responsible for managing key accounts and increasing new business across Kent, Surrey and within the M25 and City of London. As well as manual closers and window technology products, his portfolio will encompass automatic operators and glass products. Prior to joining GEZE, Phil worked within the access control, communication and security systems sectors, where he has more than 25 years’ experience, most recently as Specification Manager for Aiphone Products. Speaking about his appointment, Phil said: “I have an extensive network of customer contacts, backed up with years of sales experience in a complimentary industry so I am looking forward to the challenge with GEZE UK. I am keen to develop new business and support my existing customers as they design and build their projects utilising our extensive range of products.” GEZE UK Enquiry No.447. www.mclink.co.uk/909-447


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50 GOLDEN YEARS FOR HARRISON THOMPSON & CO. LTD. Established in November 1966, family run company, Harrison Thompson & Co. Ltd. are celebrating 50 years of trading. Started by Peter Brumwell and partners the company initially offered a limited range of protection rails in a choice of just 2 colours - White and Charcoal Grey.

These include a team of ladies from the accounts department running the Race for Life, a solo ½ marathon runner from the export sales department and an Area Sales Manager running a 10K race over sand dunes all in aid of cancer charities. Harrison Thompson look forward to another prosperous year in 2016 and would like to thank staff and customers alike for their support over the last 50 years. We can never be sure of what the future holds but Harrison Thompson are certain that they will be “Making Business a Pleasure” for many years to come.

Over the years Harrison Thompson has certainly evolved and now supply and install their market leading brand of Yeoman Shield wall and door protection in a choice of systems and an array of nearly 50 colours to health, education, retail and industrial buildings. Yeoman Rainguard was also created and joined the fold supplying high quality rainwater systems into the self-build and construction sectors. With staff numbers now nearing 70, having reached a turnover of £8 million and with continually expanding product ranges, things have certainly changed over the years – apart from the ethics that lie at

the very core of the company. For more information on the company, to follow sponsored events or for more information on the Harrison Thompsons product ranges go to www.yeomanshield.com or www.rainguard.co.uk

“Family values have always been at the heart of our business,” explained Graeme Brumwell, Partner and director “and I believe that excellent quality of service, product and staff have been key to our company flourishing over the years and surviving the many downturns in the construction market along the way.” Harrison Thompson will be celebrating their golden year in various ways in 2016, one being to pledge their support to employees who throughout the year are embarking on sponsored events for worthy causes.

Enquiry No.264 www.mclink.co.uk/909-264

ALTRO BRINGS DRAMA AND TOUGH LOVE TO JAMAICA INN

current European Union (EU) Directives on health and hygiene.

also safe, functional and easy to maintain. Altro has a superb range of products specifically designed for front and back of house so we were able to select products that perfectly suited the theme, colour scheme and practical needs of the venue.

Altro Stronghold 30 safety flooring achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance, and is designed to minimise risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue, thanks to its 3mm thickness which provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot.

Altro flooring and walling are adding drama and showing off their tough credentials in a new restaurant servery and kitchen at the infamous Jamaica Inn, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. The popularity of this fascinating venue continues to grow, and the inn is undergoing major expansion to meet demand comprising a brand new £600,000 kitchen and restaurant servery, and its new Round House function suite, which will be one of the biggest venues in Cornwall. Also planned is a farm shop on the site, which is due to open in Easter 2016, and up to 17 more en suite bedrooms.

Jon Baines, project manager at South West based commercial refrigeration and catering equipment suppliers KJR, was tasked with designing and delivering the brand new kitchen and restaurant servery for Jamaica Inn, and his brief was to select only the best quality products for the project. “The owners of the inn were very clear they wouldn’t compromise on quality, “Jon explained. “I always recommend Altro products, for every job I handle, because time and time again they have proven to be the best for all-round value for money, quality, aesthetics and safety. My aim for the new kitchen and servery was to create spaces that were appealing visually, but

Jon continues. “When it came to selecting the flooring and walling for the kitchen and servery, I sat down with the owners, Altro and the installer, and together we looked at the options. For the kitchen, we decided on Altro StrongholdTM 30 safety flooring, in the shade Dolphin, and Altro Whiterock WhiteTM hygienic wall cladding. These two products are a proven and very popular combination for commercial kitchens, because together they provide the ultimate in safety, practicality, hygiene and easy cleaning. They look great, too; very clean and stylish together.” Altro Whiterock White is the hygienic alternative to tiles that’s impact resistant, grout-free and easy to clean. Its smooth white surface and classical purity make it a timeless choice for any interior. Altro Whiterock is made from a high-quality, food-safe PVCu polymer that can handle temperatures up to 60°C. It meets all

Altro Stronghold 30 is frequently specified with Altro Whiterock White and Altro Whiterock Satins to create safe and hygienic environments in commercial and industrial kitchens. Like all Altro walling and flooring products, Altro Whiterock and Altro Stronghold 30 are Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) approved - just one of the factors that make them a particularly suitable combination for this environment. Web: www.altro.co.uk


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Bennetts Associates was named Office Architect of the Year at reality and have enjoyed being part of such a respected event the prestigious BD Architect of the Year Awards at London’s Excel. that recognises their achievements.” Hosted by Stephen Fry the impressive event celebrated the 12th Rob Bearyman, Associate for Bennetts Associates said “We are edition of the awards and was held on the evening of Ecobuild’s delighted to win the BD Office Architect of the Year Award. Architecture day. Speaking after presenting the award to the Although we are also well known for theatres, universities and winners, Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK said: other building-types, it is great to receive recognition for our “We are delighted to have sponsored the Office Architect of the most recent office projects. The Awards celebrate the very best Year Award. The quality of all the practices shortlisted in architecture and it is fantastic to see manufacturers such as demonstrates just how much talent there is in the UK and it must GEZE supporting them.” have been a tough decision for the judges. We work closely with GEZE UK architects on a daily basis to help make their vision become a Enquiry No.267. www.mclink.co.uk/909-267

ABLOY SHOWCASES LOCKS AT UTILITY WEEK LIVE Security expert Abloy UK is presenting its range of high quality compliant locking solutions that are ideal for the gas, water and electricity sectors, at Utility Week Live 2016. Utility Week Live is the only exhibition dedicated to the UK's water, gas and electricity industries, hosted at the NEC Birmingham on 17th – 18th May 2016. Visitors to Abloy’s stand E36 will be able to speak with representatives to learn how products can be combined to offer a durable high security provision across a vast number of remote and disparate sites – which is one of the key challenges when securing utilities assets. Attendees can receive an interactive demonstration of a number of electric locking solutions, and get

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