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Our UK clay tiles are made using abundant reserves of the finest alluvial clay, formed many thousands of years ago from the flood plains of the River Humber.

We’re still the same old Sandtoft, always innovating But, you probably already knew that. In the Sandtoft Handcrafted range of tiles we have

never fade. But, you probably already knew that too.

You see, we haven’t changed anything about our products, specifications, process or materials because we don’t think we need to. We’re still the same old Sandtoft, always innovating. Tel: 0845 121 8699 Email: Web: Twitter: @wienerbergeruk

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I like my tea

White. 3 sugars. Strong! I like my toast

White. Thick butter. Lovely!

I like my VELUX

White. Polyurethane. Brilliant! ORDER IN STORE TODAY.

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alluvial clay, t reserves of the finest Humber. made using abundan Our UK clay tiles are flood plains of the River s of years ago from the formed many thousand tiles we have Handcrafted range of knew that. In the Sandtoft But, you probably already

e old Sandtoft,

We’re still the sam always innovating never fade. But, you that too.

probably already knew

our products, changed anything about You see, we haven’t to. don’t think we need materials because we innovating. old Sandtoft, always We’re still the same Tel: 0845 121 8699 Email: handcrafted@wien Web: www.wienerberge Twitter: @wienerbergeruk

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Announces the launch of its new handcrafted range campaign

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Sandtoft, the roofing brand of construction supplier Wienerberger, is launching a new campaign to highlight the enduring qualities and age-old manufacturing techniques used to create its Handcrafted range. Both varieties of tile in the range (the Alban and the Barrow), are made from the finest alluvial clay, which has been formed over thousands of years on the flood plains of the River Humber. However, each tile has specific features and applications. The Alban has a lightly sanded texture, irregular form and rustic tones, adding charm and character to any roof, whilst the cross-cambered Barrow handcrafted clay plain tile is available in five colours, and has a subtle form that creates the

appearance of a traditional, aged roof and character. Richard Bishop, Category Marketing Manager at Sandtoft said: “We want to highlight that sometimes the most innovative thing that you can do with your products is to simply stand by their inherent and fundamental quality. The clay we use is thousands of years old and the way we make them has been passed down through the generations – it’s this combination that we think is special, and what really distinguishes these tiles in the market.” “Even putting to one side the durability and sustainability of clay, we think that our Handcrafted range tiles are genuinely beautiful to look at. With that in mind the new

campaign simply aims to show that off, and re-affirm the basic aesthetic quality of these clay tiles.”

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04 FOCUS ON : Refurbishment & New Build : JAMES LATHAM

LATHAMS extends Egger Laminate Range As part of its ever expanding range of laminates, James Latham now offers a staggering 237 EGGER decors.

The full Egger ZOOM collection, which includes 112 matching melamine faced boards and edgings is available nationwide and directly from stock at all nine of James Latham's panel products distribution sites. As well as the timeless classics of white, beige, grey and black, the ZOOM collection includes bright, intense and striking primary colours that can be used to create a lively atmosphere, adding character to any project, plus there is an exotic wood grain and authentic rough cut wood available. EGGER laminate is suitable for a broad range of applications and is the perfect material for high traffic areas due to its multi layered construction, plus over 90% of the ZOOM laminate range is FSC CW certified. It also conforms to EN438 and is MED compliant, making it suitable for boat and ship interiors.

guarantee premium quality, attractive and realistic reproductions as well as economical processing advantages and high wear resistance. The applications for these latest additions to the range, which are already making a big impact with our customers in both the shopfitting and furniture making sectors, include worktops, furniture fronts, window sills, doors, tabletops, splashbacks and decorative end panels.” James Latham is a member of the BLFA (British Laminate Fabricator’s Association) the only recognised trade association representing the laminate fabrication industry in the UK which promotes best working practice among specifiers and fabricators. For details of the complete Egger laminate range or samples phone; 0116 257 3415, email;, or visit;

Paul Morson, Group Melamine Products Champion for James Latham commented, “Egger laminates Enquiry No.200.

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Renovation inspiration

Specially developed for use in renovation projects, Limelite Renovating Plaster provides a modern, sympathetic solution to traditional plastering requirements. Its breathable nature means it is ideal to use in areas that have suffered from damp, allowing the substrate to dry naturally of metal lathing, angle beads and conduits.

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T: 08444 63 00 46 Enquiry No.201.

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Eurobond NRG panels light the way for energy savings The new NRG wall panel from Eurobond Laminates promises energy savings of over 8% per annum for the life of the building, a reduction in the CO2 footprint and positive contribution to material credits in a BREEAM assessment. The NRG solution utilises a special high reflectivity internal steel face that maximises daylight, thus reducing the requirement for artificial lighting. It is available on the Europanel, Rockspan, Rainspan and Firemaster panel ranges, in a wide range of external finishes that combine aesthetics, functionality and performance - plus low environmental impact. NRG is maintenance free and the benefits are expected to last the life of the building. EUROBOND

Levolux impresses in Washington Conceived by a group of artists more than 10 years ago, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in Washington state, USA recently opened to critical acclaim, showcasing the very latest eco-building technology, including a motorised solar shading solution from Levolux. With a growing reputation for offering tailored solar shading and screening solutions on several high profile projects across North America, Levolux was approached to help develop a custom solution for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The custom solution comprised 32 bays of single-piece, extruded aluminium Aerofoil Fins, applied externally across a curved, south-facing glazed elevation. The Fins, each measuring 250mm wide by 50mm thick, are motorised, allowing them to be opened or closed, rotating through 90 degrees. LEVOLUX Enquiry No.402.

Damp proofing duo qualities recognised Two of the most popular products in the range from Delta Membrane Systems – MS20 and MS500 – have,

once again, been awarded British Board of Agrément Certificates. Yet again these products have been shown to be fit for purpose with the award of Certificate No. 00/3742. Part of the BBA formal three yearly review, these new certificates include factors relating to compliance with Building Regulations and additional nonregulatory information where applicable, along with independently verified technical specification, assessment criteria and technical investigations. Design considerations and installation guidance also feature. DELTA MEMBRANE SYSTEMS

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Award-winning tiling fixed with BAL

Insulation boards: IKOpro Sprayfast IBA moisture-curing polyurethane adhesive can be applied faster and more accurately than standard handpoured PU adhesives and benefits from rapid cure times.

The stunning redevelopment of Tate Britain, with extensive use of BAL tile adhesives, has won The Tile Association Award 2014 for “Best use of tile in the leisure or hospitality sector.” Stonework specialists Szerelmey completed two packages in the Grade II listed building’s south-eastern quadrant, on staircases and flooring, involving both new build and restoration work. BAL adhesives were used extensively at for the award-winning work, including BAL Stone & Tile PTB, BAL Single Part Fast Flex and BAL Supercover Rapid Flex. BAL Thickbase and BAL Prime APD were also used during the preparation phases. Szerelmey chose BAL because it has long experience of working with the professionals’ first choice and its market-leading products. BAL

Enquiry No.403.

Stertil door products specified for major refurbishment

IKO launch IKOpro Sprayfast, fast and economical bonding without the backache IKO has introduced a range of sprayapplied PU bonding adhesives specifically developed to offer fasttrack, effective bonding of both insulation boards and polymeric membranes. The introduction of a new canister application system enables IKOpro Sprayfast to be applied quickly and accurately. The controlled bead size function eliminates waste ensuring economical coverage rates, whilst the 3-meter long spray hose applicator ensures that operatives work in an upright position to reduce discomfort. IKO has produced three different formulas to suit a range of applications, from installing insulation boards and VCL’s to single ply polymeric membranes.

Fleece-Backed Roofing Membranes: This Sprayfast system can be applied four times faster than standard rollerapplied PU adhesives and has a cover rate of up to 180m2 per canister. IKOpro Sprayfast FMA is suitable for both large-scale fieldwork as well as detailing. Excellent bond and wind uplift resistance, independently tested by the BRE, means that it can be relied upon to securely bond fleece-backed membranes. PVC Roofing Membranes: This multi-purpose polyurethane twoway stick adhesive enables simple and secure bonding of non-backed PVC roofing membranes to a wide range of substrates. It can be applied twice as fast as standard one-way stick roller applied adhesive, covering one metre square of membrane in as little as 40 seconds, curing in just 30 minutes. For further information


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An installation of 17 Stertil doors ensures efficient loading and unloading of a range of road vehicles for one of the UK’s leading parcels carriers at the company’s newly refurbished warehouse in Park Royal, London. 15 Thermadoor insulated sectional overhead doors plus a pair of Stertil’s recently-launched FlexiEdge fast-acting industrial doors. The Stertil doors operate in conjunction with an installation of conveyors to support the warehouse which features on ‘open’ layout for maximum flexibility. Subdivision of the warehouse into different operating areas has been achieved by positioning the conveyors to suit different items and throughputs. STERTIL

Sikaflex EBT+ is a flexible solution from Sika Everbuild, combining the properties of an adhesive with a sealant and filler to deliver an all in one product that can be used on most materials including concrete, brick, mortar, wood and metal. Permanently flexible and water resistant, Sikaflex EBT+ can be used both internally and externally combining strong bond, high grab and nonsagging qualities to ensure it will deliver a secure fix to stand the test of time. These exceptional qualities eliminate the need for most mechanical fixings from an adhesive perspective, and due to its flexibility will not de-bond. SIKA EVERBUILD

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Contemporary and Heritage Roofline • Rainwater • Cladding Long lasting, sustainable PVC systems for exposed and inaccessible locations. • Responsibly sourced and manufactured • Maximum CSH points for new build • Minimum lifetime costs for refurbishment BUILDING PRODUCTS

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• Slip resistant inserts for stairs and floors • Available in DDA compliant 55mm widths • Available ex-stock for use in concrete, terrazzo, tiled floors, timber • Suitable steps and decking For more information go to

MAGMA Safety Products Ltd Unit1, Sawston Park, London Road, Pampisford, Cambridge CB22 3EE

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Safeguard Europe Energy Saving Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream Design Stormdry has been developed by Safeguard Europe Ltd to create a colourless, breathable and long-lasting waterproofing cream that saves energy. Heating energy savings of up to 29% can be made for a typical building, verified by Giraffe Innovation. Stormdry has also been classified under VAT notice 708/6 for Energy-Saving Materials. The special clearance was given due to Stormdry's particular formulation and performance criteria. This qualifies it for a reduced 5% VAT rate when applied as an energy saving material for insulating walls in residential buildings. The classification is uniquely for Stormdry as masonry creams in general do not meet the criteria requirements.

Application Apply to brick, mortar, stone and concrete in just one coat by brush, roller or spray. Stormdry's penetrating and colourless formula means that it sinks deeply into masonry and the natural, original appearance is retained. Walls are kept dry and warm, significantly increasing their thermal resistance and saving energy for the home.

Performance Energy savings of up to 29% can be made with a payback period of just 4 - 5 years. Stormdry does not block the pores of masonry, so that walls can still "breathe" and permit the movement of water vapour. Stormdry is CE marked and will last for 20 - 30 years.

Web: Email: Tel: 01403 220111 Enquiry No. 206

Altro Setting the standard for dementia-friendly wards Design A package of Altro floors and walls has been used to create an optimum environment of safety, calmness and wellbeing for dementia patients on a general ward at Salisbury District Hospital. Altro has developed product ranges and colours specifically designed for use with people who have dementia. This has come about through close co-operation with the University of Stirling’s renowned Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), to gain a greater understanding of how the physical environment impacts on those with dementia.

Application Altro’s Altro XpressLayTM was selected for the main corridor. Altro Wood SmoothTM flooring was specified for the ward’s main circulation area. The ward’s six en suite bathrooms were fitted with Altro Whiterock SatinsTM wall cladding and Altro AquariusTM safety flooring. Altro Whiterock Digiclad offers the option of digitally printed design on wall surfaces, creating impactful and creative graphics and was chosen to turn a single room on the ward into a communal living space.

Performance Altro’s expertise in designing products for these specialist environments has given the ability to create the benchmark for future projects.

Web: Enquiry No.207

Apex Lifts Apex Lifts the Lloyd’s of London Elevators into 21st century

Design Apex Lifts is pleased to announce it has been chosen to modernise the lifts in one of the capital’s most iconic building, the Lloyd’s of London building in Lime Street. The refurbishment project will see all 12 scenic lifts in the Grade I listed London building renovated by Apex, as well as three fireman’s lifts and five tonne goods lifts. An iconic feature of the 28 year-old building, the scenic glass lifts are built on the exterior, and were the first of this type of lift in the UK.

Application Work began on the refurbishment project at the end of March, when the first lift was craned out of the building on Lime Street. With minimal wind and the spring sunshine beaming down, the elevator car was effortlessly lifted out of the lift shaft and taken to the factory for refurbishment.

Performance Apex provides flexible out of hours amenities and lift services, and whilst no installation or service contract is ever the same, every one conforms to stringent European and British Standards. Apex Lifts is dedicated to providing a standard of product and service that will not just meet your needs, but exceed your expectations.

Web: Enquiry No. 208

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It’s the start of a New Generation.

WE’VE MADE THE BEST EVEN BET TER. The New Generation from VELUX has now launched, replacing our existing range. It’s the result of years of design and innovation to make the best even better – and make your job easier.



Enquiry No.209.

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FOCUS ON : Fire Protection, Safety & Security : KIDDE

AVOIDING PART L RISKS Following implementation of the new Building Regulations Part L this April, concerns are growing that greater air-tightness in new housing could increase carbon monoxide poisoning risks, justifying more stringent requirements for CO alarms.

The main difficulty with CO is that the dangers are often far from obvious and it comes from a surprisingly wide variety of sources – often unpredictable. The latest Part L requires the sealing up of buildings for energy conservation, further reducing scope for air intake and movement naturally around a home, potentially increasing CO risks further. This issue is already recognised by the government’s ‘Green Deal’ initiative for upgrading the energy performance of existing properties. Here, installers should assess the impact of their work on air-tightness and any associated increased risks of CO poisoning. If there is any increase, a CO alarm must be installed. And responsible housing providers acknowledge the problem as well. For example, each of the 28 PassivHaus-certified houses in a recent project by Gentoo are fitted with Kidde CO alarms, despite the absence of fuel-burning appliances within homes. Mandatory requirements for CO alarms are dealt with by Building Regulations Part J - but this is woefully inadequate, only requiring a CO alarm with installation of certain, solid fuel heating appliances. Clearly, an update of Part J is urgently called for to address the problem. In the meantime, all those involved with housing should consider fitting CO alarms as a matter

of course. And the latest generation of selfcontained CO alarms with sealed-in battery from Kidde provide a safe, cost-effective solution. Kidde’s 10LLCO is the only range of 10-year guaranteed alarms with CO sensors – the key component – actually tested throughout a 10year period or longer. Kidde also manufactures its own sensors, allowing tighter quality controls to be applied. The 10LLCO range is specially designed for quick and simple installation by anyone. It offers low cost of ownership, with ‘Best Value’ over the 10-year life, and is ideal for social and private landlords. Both models are small in size with a slim profile and can be wall-mounted or used freestanding. They are simply activated by the slide-on back plate, so preserving battery freshness until needed, and a tamper resisting self-locking installation system avoids alarm theft. One model - 10LLDCO – has a digital display to provide early warning of intermittent and low levels of carbon monoxide. A ‘Peak Level’ button can also help identify CO problems occurring when the property is not occupied. web: email: Enquiry No.210.

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Norbord relaunches AZT safety campaign

Keep valuable documents safe with the Fire Stor

After the success of the pioneering "Accidents - Zero Tolerance (AZT)" safety campaign at the three Norbord plants in the UK in 2007, a "rebranding" exercise has been completed so that employees are reminded of the importance of the message. The campaign was developed by teams from Safety, Marketing and IT, together with an external design company, with the aim of refreshing the look of AZT and engaging employees more directly in the safety messages. NORBORD

The Fire Stor range of fire and burglary resistant storage cabinets from Securikey offers an extremely reliable and affordable solution for the safekeeping of important documents and other valuables – providing complete peace of mind even in the face of the unexpected.

Fire detection technology protects warehouse in Nigeria Fike Safety Technology (FST) has provided a state-of-the-art system to protect Unilever’s new warehouse

Concealed Automation

In a leafy suburb of Suffolk, a large wooden automated swing gate was installed on a private property to add a level of privacy and security. The pair of Enquiry No.406. double wooden swing gates has been automated by Smart Protection Systems facility in Nigeria. Combining Video Fire Ltd who chose the FAAC 770 24V Detection (VFD) with traditional fire underground operators, which are alarm technology, the solution ensures installed into the ground beneath the any fire is detected at the earliest gates to avoid impacting the aesthetics of the gate. Adam Mills of Smart opportunity, before any serious damage Protection Systems Ltd stated “we chose is done to the stock or building. The the 770 24V operator for its great level warehouse is situated at Agbara in Ogun of safety through built in encoders and State and is used to store products accessories”. manufactured in Unilever’s factory, The FAAC 770 24v is an underground which is co-located on the same site. electro‐mechanical operator designed for The system was installed and gate leafs up to 3.5m. There is commissioned by FST’s approved maximum anti‐crushing protection partner Phoenix Energy (Nigeria) thanks to the exclusive electronic device Limited. and the virtual encoder allows reversal FIKE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY on obstacle detection. FAAC

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When the home or workplace succumbs to fire, the destruction of documents such as insurance policies, wills, passports and certificates can greatly prolong the time it takes for a person or company to get their affairs back in order. The Fire Stor protects against this eventuality with a double walled construction that incorporates a fire resistant filling according to DIN 4102. SECURIKEY

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Make Slippery Steps Safe Permanently SlipGrip Stair Treads are pre-formed GRP profiles coated with an aggregate to ensure no slips in schools, hospitals, factories, stations, warehouses, housing estates and more.

Easy to fit, with matching riser plate


• Easy-fit to most surfaces such as steel, concrete or wood:

simply ‘screw and glue’. • 55mm yellow or white nosing, or choose an attractive stone colour with no nosing. • High chemical resistance, so can be used in industrial environments. • Simply cut to size on site, or we can do that for you.

The ultimate in stair safety


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or e-mail us on Landing covers also available Enquiry No.211.

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Heating, Plumbing & Ventilation

exodraft Chimney Fan systems offering a guaranteed solution to all your exodraft Ltd, Unit 3 Lancaster chimney Court, Coronation Road, Cressex Business Park, High draft Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3TD. Tel: 01494 465166. problems.

Air handling for Pub Manufacturer of air handling units (AHU) and heat recovery units (HRU), Air Design has supplied a bespoke unit for the busy kitchen of a food-led destination1 pub. Part of the Elta Group which provides ventilation

The best from ground source heat pump A beautifully refurbished but traditionally structured farmhouse has had its space heating requirements and comfort levels brought up to date through the use of

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Air curtain training webinar JS Air Curtains is offering a 45 minute webinar that will provide online training to consultants, contractors and facilities managers on air curtain system design, selection, controls and potential applications. The live online session will take place at 10:30am on 19/06/14 and will enable attendees to better understand the potential for energy savings and improved comfort that air curtains offer. The webinar will be delivered by Nathan Duce, Area Sales Manager for JS Air Curtains. It includes advice on how an air curtain can be used across public, industrial and cold storage applications, mounting options for both performance and aesthetic design, and how best to control an air curtain to achieve a building’s environmental and energy objectives. Enquiry No.415. JS AIR CURTAINS

Stokvis boilers earn place at Kingston University The plant supplying domestic hot water within one of the main buildings on the University of Kingston campus in Surrey has been replaced with a pair of high performance Water Heaters from Stokvis Energy Systems. Two Stokvis ECONOFLAME R6190 IP Water Heaters, together with two 300 litre stainless steel buffer vessels were specified and installed. The Stokvis Econoflame R600 and R600 IP range of Boilers and Water Heaters all offer extremely high efficiencies and are gas fired, fully modulating, fully condensing and ultra low NOx in operation: providing outputs from 142 to 539 kW. STOKVIS ENERGY SYSTEMS

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equipment around the world, Air Design supplied the AHU for installation by Corhaven Sheet Metal Fabrications. The kitchen also features a top-of-therange charcoal grill. The air handling unit, constructed at the manufacturer’s factory in Netherton in the West Midlands, provides fresh air to the kitchen. Air is filtered and then either cooled or heated by the use of a multiple stage packaged DX (R410a) heat pump coil, providing 140kW of cooling, depending on the ambient conditions inside and out, before being ducted into the kitchen and preparation areas. ELTA GROUP

Tectite chrome now available

Mike Spenser-Morris (centre left) and Mitsubishi Electric’s Martin Fahey receive the Award at the gala event

Game changing Thamesheated development wins further acclaim

two very contemporary technologies. The private residence, which dates from the 18th century, features brick and stone elevations around an original timber frame, where the spacious living accommodation and six bedrooms are heated using a ground source heat pump installed by ISO Energy. The output of this renewable heat source – offering a coefficient of performance close to 4 – has been made even more effective through the installation of a low water temperature underfloor heating system, part of the Hydronik range manufactured by Timoleon Limited. TIMOLEON LIMITED

A renewable heating project that has been described as “a game changer” by the Energy Secretary, Edward Davey, MP, has just secured the Renewable Project of the Year Award at the prestigious annual ‘H&V News Awards’ – designed to recognise the best of the country’s Heating and Ventilating industry. The 2014 awards, commonly referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry, was celebrating its 20th successful year. Kingston Heights is a pioneering, £70m, mixed-used development in the heart of Kingston upon Thames which uses solar energy naturally stored in the River Thames to provide the heating and hot water. MITSUBISHI

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For installers wanting a highly efficient, quality plumbing system Tectite is fast becoming the fitting of choice. The range, by leading manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire, has recently been extended to incorporate Tectite Chrome which provides the quality and ease of a metal push-fit fitting whilst also addressing the key issue of aesthetics. Tectite Chrome is a metal-push fit fitting that provides many advantages such as heat free jointing offering the ability to install without a hot works permit and therefore avoiding associated administration costs. Fewer specialist tools are required and time on labour is saved as there is no longer a requirement to stay on site for up to two hours following the use of heat as a precautionary measure to guard against fire. PEGLER YORKSHIRE

Enquiry No.413.

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Is w wood maaking g you u work kh harder? Let peellet make your lif l e easier Specflue e’s new range of comforrt air pellet stoves are an n ideal environm mentally friendly alternattive to wood burning app pliances. With an average energy effi ficiency of 91%, compared to 80% for wood sttoves, the comfort air ran nge is not only energy effficient but also cos st effective. Controlled d remotely and programmed d to come on automatically ass and when required; our comfort air pellet stovess are perfect for people with b busy lives. Requiring g very little involvement, fuel replenishment is typically req quired once a day, as opposed to every couple of hours with a wood burning stove. s The perfect co ombination of convenience a and ease-of-use. Recomme R ended d db by retailers il thr h oughou h ut the h country, our products d come c complete e with excellent after-sales se ervicing and support giving yo ou and your customerrs’ complete confidence. Enquiry No.214.

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FOCUS ON : External Works & Landscaping : ADVANCE AERATION

Bio-Bubble Technologies


The 1300 Population Bio-Bubble WWTP installed in 2001 for the American computer software giant, SAS Institute, has had such consistent excellent results over the past 10 years, including near full nutrient removal, (Independent Test Results as per the Environment Agency public register, copies available upon request) that the company decided to expand the re-use capacity of this resource from just the irrigation of the cricket pitch, which they provide for the company team and the villagers, to the provision of water for the extensive “Pop-Up� irrigation system, which waters many of the Estates beds and precious trees which form part of the arboretum.

The final effluent; having been transferred from the grey water storage tank receives tertiary treatment passing through a 50 micron filter and Ultra violet system enroute to the final effluent storage tank.

Additionally the final effluent from the BioBubble WWTP is also plumbed to feed water to the main office building for toilet flushing.

Email: Tel: +44 (0)2392 200669 Fax: +44 (0)2392 387460

We count ourselves very fortunate that SAS Institute has given us the opportunity to be able to demonstrate the true environmental credentials of the BioBubble Advanced Aeration Process. The catchment feeding the Bio Bubble treatment plant consists of waste from SAS offices, 300 or more houses, the neighbouring five star Danesfield Hotel and the local village school.

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UK first for pioneering top hat repair Lanes Group has become the first drainage specialist to carry out a pioneering no dig lateral junction repair • No splitting, cracking, warping or rotting • Resists sun and water damage with anti-slip finish • 25 year warranty including stain & fade cover • Wide range of colours available • Provide your customers with the ultimate in low maintenance (no painting, staining or oiling) decking • FREE 3D deck design service via in-house architect • Tel: 029 2037 1584 for your samples and quote

Townscape provides hostile vehicle mitigation to London landmark TOWNSCAPE Products Limited is helping to safeguard London’s latest

on a wastewater network sewer in the UK. The lateral junction patch repairs commonly known as top hats - have been designed to prevent external water infiltration, and can be installed up to 30 metres from an entry manhole. Lanes Group used the Pipe Doctor Lateral Repair System, developed by Source One Environmental, on a drainage rehabilitation project for Welsh Water. The top hat patches were installed at 14 lateral junctions along a 200 metre length of stormwater sewer near Tregaron, in Ceredigion. LANES GROUP Enquiry No.416.

skyscraper, 20 Fenchurch Street, against the threat of terrorism. Townscape has installed six bespoke PAS 68 Counter Terror (CT) Blocks, designed to stop vehicle-based attacks, to the distinctive 32 floor skyscraper dubbed the ’Walkie Talkie’. 20 Fenchurch Street has been designed by renowned architect Rafael Viñoly. Developed by a joint venture partnership between Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities, the building breaks common architectural design by enlarging the floor plans at the top of the building instead of the bottom. TOWNSCAPE PRODUCTS LIMITED

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Brett Landscaping has launched a new image gallery to celebrate the awardwinning work of its Approved Installers. The gallery – located on the company’s Facebook page at / – showcases real-life installations where homeowners have benefitted from the

precision and quality of work of Brett Approved Installers, who are specially accredited by the company. The examples of patio and driveway work – all of which have been winners or runners-up at the annual Brett Approved Installer Awards – showcase

the outstanding results that can achieved by combining high-quality paving with experienced and dedicated installers. Approved Installers must demonstrate ongoing commitment to excellence and are regularly inspected by Brett

specialists. In return, Approved Installers offer customers a 5-Year Installation Guarantee and a 10-Year Concrete Product Guarantee underwritten by Brett. “When members of the public invest in premium-quality paving, it is only fitting that the installation measures up to the same high standards,” explains Andrew Gill, Marketing Manager at Brett Landscaping. “These award-winning installations highlight the eye-catching and durable results that our Approved Installers have completed s across the UK.” The Brett Approved Installer Awards – which have recently celebrated their seventh year – reward the high standards of professionalism achieved by Approved Installers. Winning entries are chosen by a panel of landscaping specialists including industry paving expert Tony McCormack. The 2013 Brett Approved Installer Awards attracted a record 300 entries, the best of which are included in the new project gallery on Facebook. Enquiry No.220

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External Works & Landscaping / Drainage & Water Management Maccaferri’s free “Mac profile or modifying em

At Rutland Water, engineers installed the Maccaferri Enkamat A20 erosion matting to prevent water damage caused by windblown waves.

Pre-filled Gabions, placed above and below the water line help prevent embankment erosion.

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Flood protection and erosi The severe storms and widespread flooding of winter and early spring 2014 have highlighted the vulnerability of our coastal and low lying communities and the importance of making sure appropriate flood protection and erosion prevention measures are in place. Enquiry No.224.

Charlie Zeall of DABS reflects on the recent storms and floods which caused so much disruption and asks “what resources can industry provide to help prevent it happening again?”

erosion control and river train reinforcement, coastal protection Over recent years the company h efficient solutions to a variety challenges. Here we take a look at

It is widely recognised that the building and maintenance of adequate protective embankments and erosion prevention measures are crucial priorities if a repeat of the recent devastation to coastal and flood-plain communities is to be prevented.

Rutland Water At Rutland Water, the largest reser engineers installed the company’s E matting on the waterside emban scour caused by wind-blown performance, three-dimensional monofilaments pre-filled with bitum stone chippings. At 22mm thick a Enkamat A20’s composition and so erosion protection. Its open, wove to grow through its structure, result within a few months. The system canal banks, lakes and reservoirs thr

Engineers and manufacturers have their work cut out to address these challenges and one company at the sharp end of erosion protection and watercourse management is Oxford based Maccaferri. Best known for the ubiquitous wire mesh Gabion Basket system, the company has developed hugely and is now a world leader in i innovative environmental engineering solutions with expertise in

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External Works & Landscaping / Drainage & Water Management ’s free “Macra 1” software package allows users see how altering the channel modifying embankment characteristics, can affect watercourse performance.

and erosion protection. Their physical mass and open, free draining composition gives them enormous structural strength and resistance to hydrostatic pressure. Pre-filled Gabions can be placed below and above the waterline to reinforce riverside banking close to an historic stone-arch bridge.

Articulated Concrete Block Mattresses [ACBM’s] reinforce intertidal zones and reduce the scouring effects of wave action.

Over 7000 sq metres of Maccaferri Reno Mattress units prevent water scour to the banks of the River Valency at Boscastle.

we go from here? Biodegradable Coir Logs, installed at the water-line, promote biomass growth and protect against wave action.

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er training, retaining walls and soil otection, and other related disciplines. mpany has provided creative and cost variety of water related engineering a look at a handful of examples.

est reservoir by surface area in England, mpany’s Enkamat A20 erosion prevention e embankment slopes to prevent water blown waves. Enkamat is a high ensional matting made of polyamide ith bitumen bound mineral filter of dense m thick and with a weight of 20kg/sqm, on and solid mass provides an immediate en, woven texture also allows vegetation re, resulting in a naturally vegetated slope system has been widely used on river or rvoirs throughout Europe and is designed


to be resistant to the wave action caused by small ships and pleasure craft passing by.

Boscastle At the pretty sea-side Devon village of Boscastle, the scene of devastating flash flood in 2004, Engineers Halcrow used over 7000 sq metres of Maccaferri wire mesh, Reno Mattress units and Mac Mat R geomats in planned remedial work to reinforce and protect embankments of the River Valency, which runs through the village to the sea. Reno Mattresses are large flat wire cages, similar to gabions, lined with filter fabric and filled with site won fill material. At Boscastle, they were overlain with Mac Matt R, a three dimensional mesh reinforced geomat. Together they create a hard, durable embankment protection system capable of withstanding extreme flow velocities and impact from water-born debris. Embankment reinforcement Simplicity, durability and speed of construction have made stone filled Gabions the default material for embankments stabilisation

Beach protection ACBM’s or Articulated Concrete Block Mattresses sit at the heavy end of coastal erosion protection measures. At up to 8.30 tonnes in weight, each ACBM consist of a mattress of individual concrete blocks which are secured together with high strength steel cables. When installed they help stabilise and reinforce intertidal zones and mitigate against the scouring effects of wave action. Coastal containment MacTubes are giant geotextile tubes designed for building coastal and river structures for erosion protection, containment and dewatering of wet slurries and the reusing of dredged material. As a "soft" armoured structure, they offer minimal impact to the environment while providing a cost effective alternative to "hard" structures. MacTubes are designed for use as: revetments - to protect against erosion of shoreline adjacent to existing buildings; as beach protective groins or breakwaters; as dykes - to form a containment area in which to pump dredge spoils; as dune cores and as artificial reefs, installed offshore to replace natural barriers. Green reinforcement Where soft erosion protection is required for vulnerable channel banks, Maccaferri provides pre-bundled Coir Logs which can installed at the water-line where they prevent wave action from damaging river or lake banks. They are designed to rapidly revegetate and can be supplied pre-planted with established riparian species for instant bank vegetation. The plants quickly trap sediment and soils in suspension in the channel flow, refilling eroded pockets in the existing banking. Coir Logs contain densely packed coir fibres within either a polymer mesh 'sausage' or within a woven coir mesh, to produce an entirely natural coir log. These bio-degrade over a period of years to leave a stabilised bank of plant biomass. Emergency hydraulic protection Hand place sand bags are probably the most recognised and basic tool in emergency flood prevention for homes and commercial properties. At a much larger scale MacBags are non-woven polypropylene geotextile enclosures made in a range of sizes and designed to enable machines to lift the pre-filled bag for into position. Software To help engineers model and assess how changes to channel profile and surface characteristics affect crucial flow patterns in rivers, streams and other watercourses, Maccaferri also has a free software package available. The “Macra 1” software package is simple and straightforward to operate and allows users to calculate flow depths in rivers and watercourses and see how altering the channel profile or modifying surface characteristics, such as by adding vegetation or applying protective measures, can affect watercourse performance, instantaneously.

For a copy of the free Macra1 software or further information on any of the Maccaferri range of erosion and environmental engineering products, visit

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20 Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Glidevale Aluflash – more than lead replacement

Glidevale’s Aluflash provides an environmentally friendly, realistic alternative to traditional lead flashing. Aluflash is a composite of a lacquer coated aluminium layer, fully backed by a high tack butyl adhesive layer. Aluflash removes the inherent risk of lead theft whilst delivering a product whose malleability means it can be easily and efficiently laid over and around complex shapes. The non toxic construction also enables its use as a flashing in water harvesting projects. Further, Glidevale’s Aluflash has an AA fire rating, enabling unrestricted use regardless of the proximity of neighbouring buildings. With its third party certification from BM TRADA (certificate number CPS 015) Aluflash is a quality product that

can be installed with confidence. Glidevale Aluflash is available in two finishes: • Embossed – this finish is designed for applications requiring less complex shapes such as pitched roof valleys, soakers and box gutters. • Cross corrugated – this unique finish is designed for use where the flashing has to be moulded over and around complex shapes such as profiled roof tiles and corner details and allows the Aluflash to curve and bend in more than one direction at once. The surface finish can be easily wiped clean to remove dirt and debris and comes in traditional “lead grey” to compliment the building aesthetics. A recyclable polymer backing sheet helps keep the self adhesive butyl layer clean until required ensuring a secure bond. Alun Price Product Manager for Glidevale says: “Aluflash is not only an excellent alternative to traditional lead flashing, for many applications it is actually the best product for the job. Good examples of these applications include dressing dormer windows, lining box gutters and flashing onto glazed areas such as conservatories. Aluflash is unaffected by temperature, can be laid effectively in hot or cold conditions and is compatible with all common roof materials – concrete, clay, slate and metal. Enquiry No.225.

Devoran School, Cornwall

A better roof faster with UNILIN roof panels

UNILIN Structural Insulated Roof Panels by UNILIN, division insulation are  providing  a growing number   of  domestic buildings in the UK with the advantages of better thermal performance, more space and less material in the roof structure. Widely used in continental Europe, UNILIN roof panels facilitate faster construction of the roof while creating an airtight structure that also provides more internal space by eliminating the need for rafters. Achieving a conventional roof appearance, UNILIN roof panels are capable of accepting a variety of different roof finishes, including slate and tiles. Immediately watertight, the panels also reduce any thermal bridging and condensation. UNILIN Enquiry No.420

The recent upgrade of the solid walls at Devoran School in Cornwall required a solution for the window openings with mimimum loss of space, but maintaining the low U-value required. Primary Conservation Ltd contacted the A. Proctor Group who recommended Spacetherm P (Spacetherm bonded to Plasterboard). Spacetherm P is for use in applications where low u-values are required with limited space. Spacetherm can be supplied as a blanket or laminated to a number of facings to suit your individual requirements. Its’ remarkable performance is achieved through the use of flexible aerogel blankets. The insulation used in Spacetherm is material derived from silica gel. A. PROCTOR GROUP

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Foam Insulation

STYROFOAM insulation stockist network extended

STYROFOAM and XENERGY extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation products are now available from a wider stockist network, offering improved UK-wide coverage for builders and contractors. Distributors now include CCF, Encon, Essex Insulation, Malcolm Insulation, Minster, Panel Systems, the Proctor Group, Radmat, SIG Insulation and E: Undercover Roofing. Products are also distributed by Corcoran Products, Insulation Distributors and Tennants in Ireland. Manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has made the list available on its website at via a handy stockist finder, which enables those looking for the XPS products to quickly search for branches by postcode or location. DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS Enquiry No.418.

Enquiry No.419.

VIVIX® exterior façade panels used in the Harthill House social housing project VIVIX® exterior façade panels have been used to clad the Harthill House, a new social housing project in Wolverhampton, UK. Architect Richard Peterkin from BM3 Architecture specified VIVIX® panels in Storm and Paprika to complement the existing red brick buildings in the area. To clad the new building, BM3 Architecture specified VIVIX exterior facade panels. Developed in consultation with leading architects and colour consultants, VIVIX panels offer a fresh perspective in architectural panels. Available in plain colours, patterns and woodgrains, the VIVIX® range provides architects, designers and specifiers with the possibility to create not only individual design features but also allows for a harmonic blend with the surrounding area. Enquiry No.422. FORMICA

SIG Roofing showcases flat roofing product innovation

Enquiry No.421.

Websters have developed a method of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation that is suitable for both old and new buildings. This continuous polyurethane foam membrane adheres to almost all surfaces and reduces heat loss by up to 80-90%. It is an exceptional alternative to dry lining as it provides a continuous membrane of unrivalled properties. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly popular as it not only reduces heat loss but can also help keep out wind and wind driven snow; prevent tiles slipping, stops condensation and can even obviate the need for a replacement roof. ‘Also: Cavity Foam Injection, including “hard to treat homes” WEBSTERS INSULATION LTD

FIX-R - the dedicated brand of flat roofing products from SIG Roofing - has championed a series of demonstration and knowledge days specifically for flat roofs. Designed to help raise awareness of new products and build confidence in flat roofing amongst contractors and general builders, the live demonstrations

will run regularly at selected training venues across the UK. Spanning over the course of a morning, the demonstrations will cover everything that a contractor needs to know when approaching flat roof installations for either new build or refurbishment projects. They will take place across a range of the popular FIX-R products including; liquid waterproofing, EPDM, Torch on Felts and Roof Repair Solutions. Other flat roofing products such as GRP waterproofing, paints, pour and roll felts, asphalt, single ply, green roofs and insulation will also be covered. SIG ROOFING Enquiry No.423.

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A greener approach to Private/Social Schemes Telford Homes’ Parkside Quarter development on the outskirts of Canary Wharf, is the latest residential development to launch on Stebondale Street, E14 3DF, Isle of Dogs. The 64 apartments in the development’s main five-story block will be marketed to private buyers by Telford Homes, while a separate 4storey block containing 17 apartments will be let by EastendHomes and the housing association will also offer five apartments in a further four-storey block for shared-ownership. While the target market for the private and social housing elements of the scheme may be very different, many elements of the specification are the same; including the green roofs that will feature on all three blocks. Green Surroundings Designed by David Wood Architects, the Parkside Quarter scheme is named after

the acres of parkland that lies adjacent to it on the Isle of Dogs, in an enviable location that is only a few minutes’ walk away from the banks of the Thames. The use of green roofs on all three apartment buildings, therefore, connects the residential scheme to its location, creating synergy with its green surroundings. The green roofs were installed by roofing contractor Cawston Roofing using the cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane, Kemperol V210, from Kemper System. This was used to waterproof the concrete deck and provide an ideal base for the inverted roof insulation and green roof elements of the project.

Roof Build Up Cawston Roofing began by applying Kemper System’s EP primer to the substrate to seal the concrete and provide the ideal key for the liquid waterproofing membrane to bond to. Once cured, the installation team then applied the Kemperol V210 resin to the primed substrate, completing the roofs one section at a time. Explains Stuart Hicks from Kemper System: “The Kemperol V210 resin saturates a polyester reinforcement fleece and cures to form a tough and durable, monolithic, seamless membrane with no laminations. It remains permanently flexible to cope with building movement and has a BBA certified service life in excess of 25 years.” Once the roofs had been waterproofed using the Kemperol V210 system, Cawston installed 240mm insulation directly on top followed by a 25ml deep attenuation layer; this enables rainwater to be stored to irrigate the green roof planting while allowing any excess water to drain off the roof. Finally the growing medium was installed along with plug plants to create the finished green roofs. Enquiry No.228.

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Roofing. Cladding & Insulation 23 Visitors to the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval one of Australia’s most iconic sports venues - will now be greeted by a dramatic, cantilevered curved form over the main entrance, created from over 4,000 individual panels of Nordic Bronze from Aurubis.

The design is conceived as a series of pavilions in a parkland setting. The two new stands combine concrete structures and tiered-seating, curtain-wall glazing and diagrid PTFE roofs. A copper mesh veil provides shelter and solar shading to facades, and is pierced by a series of solid Nordic Bronze clad volumes, orientated to optimise specific local views. The distinctive form of the William Magarey Room is encased in a double-curved geometry façade of Nordic Bronze panels, inclined in a sectional plane, announcing the main entry point to the south stand below. Each segment exposed to different climatic conditions will generate subtle variations in weathered surface tones over time. The Nordic Bronze skin flows underneath to form a reflective soffit, then into the interior to define the solid mass while blurring inside and outside boundaries. Cladding was installed by Cladding & Roofing Contractors PTY.

In addition to Nordic Bronze, other Aurubis copper alloys include Nordic Brass and the innovative Nordic Royal, an alloy with a long-lasting golden colour. Aurubis Architectural copper surfaces include Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’, as well as Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper giving either light or dark brown oxidisation that otherwise takes time to develop in the environment. Enquiry No.229.

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Mono Supercar on Pole Position with Flowcrete’s Showroom Floor

The Mono supercar has been given a platform for success in its new showroom with a glistening black floor that evokes the elite sophistication of the ultra high performance vehicle. Intended for drivers seeking a ‘purist driving experience’, the Mono is a lightweight, single-seat, road legal sports car that has been created using the latest racing technology. BAC, the British manufacturing company behind the Mono, installed 82 m² of the decorative flooring solution Rustik Glamourstone from Flowcrete UK, which creates a natural marble effect with a sleek lustre and light reflective finish, for its new Liverpool showroom. This system was identified as the ideal surface to display the exquisitely engineered, high-tech supercar, in large part thanks to its ability to combine

Polyrey adds a touch of the exotic at new offices Polyrey decorative laminates have been used to stunning effect in the new offices of International Decorative

Acoustical flower power Børnekulturhus Ama’r is the first children’s cultural centre in Amager, Denmark. This is an interesting building which encourages children’s play and

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functionality with aesthetics. Alan Dean, Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, said: “It’s been amazing to work with BAC on this project, as the Mono is an extraordinary product of engineering and it deserves to be showcased in an environment that conveys the quality of the car. “The finished showroom looks fantastic, and the glittering black floor provides a great backdrop for BAC to showcase the car to clients and visitors. “In many ways our decorative floors emulate the ethos of this supercar – as they are both products that simultaneously combine exceptional performance alongside an eye-catching appearance.” The Rustik range of decorative flooring solutions are made from colourful pieces of marble encapsulated in a clear resin, giving an attractive, slip resistant finish that’s durable enough to withstand continuous foot and vehicle traffic without deteriorating. BAC intends to export the Mono overseas, with plans in the pipeline to open showrooms in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. The growing company has put Flowcrete solutions on the specification list for all of these upcoming projects to ensure luxurious, high-end surroundings in all of its locations.

New F1 Floor Protection Membrane

Enquiry No.231.

Enquiry No.232.

Surfaces (IDS), the UK’s largest distributor of surfacing materials. With a brief to make the Parkhouse building look fantastic and to showcase the range of products available from IDS, supply chain director Stephen Rickers, turned to Polyrey to clad feature walls within the reception, boardroom and managing director’s office. These feature walls demonstrate the flexibility of decorative laminates, proving that they can provide a more durable wall finish than wallpaper and yielding a more sensory experience than painted plasterboard. POLYREY

Protect have introduced a new high performance and multi-purpose coated non-woven membrane designed to provide surface protection to a wide range of floor substrates. Launched this month the new, yellow semi-translucent material with integrated lap and sealing tape has a grid printed across the whole surface which promotes simple alignment and installation. The membrane is manufactured from a coated polypropylene non woven spunbond and is 100% recyclable. Protect F1 will ensure that all floor areas are left clean, dry and entirely protected whilst works are in progress. The membrane is completely waterproof and resistant to traction and tearing. It’s easy to cut and lightweight to handle in 1.5 x 50m rolls and easily brushed/mopped to reduce excessive build up of debris and any associated damage. The integrated lap and seal tapes speed up the installation and provide a seal at the overlap regardless of the conditions on site. Craig Fyall Director of Sales Comments: “Research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified over 90% of floor slip accidents in the UK occur

Fixers applaud BAL RapidMat cost savings

Armstrong Ceilings’ new-look tile range is the Ultimate

One of Armstrong Ceilings’ most popular tile ranges is now set to be even more of a hit. Not content with having Enquiry No.424. one of specifiers’ favourite ceiling tiles discovery by offering them daily in its portfolio, Armstrong has reworkshops and events. The architects engineered the Ultima+ range to offer found solutions for the creative and a host of enhancements. technical challenges which the building The next-generation Ultima+ range of brief required by designing a myriad of mineral tiles and planks now features an flexible and connected rooms of varying even brighter whiter smoother surface, size. For example, one room adjacent with 87% light reflectance to help to a normal classroom has a flower achieve 16% cost savings compared with meadow printed on its Troldtekt indirect lighting. Durability, as well as acoustic panel ceiling. These wood wool aesthetics, is also enhanced with fullypanels have been installed throughout painted edges, while the addition of a the rooms not only to enhance their re-engineered MicroLook 90 edge detail interconnection but also to provide enables a better fit and improved visual essential dampening of sounds, echoes finish when used with standard or designer grids. and bustling children’s activity. ARMSTRONG CEILINGS TROLDTEKT Enquiry No.425.

on wet floors, mostly on relatively smooth/shiny floors. A minimum Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of 36 or more must be achieved to avoid personal injury claims and ensure a good floor slip resistance obtained on both dry and wet floors. Protect F1 achieves a PTV of 107 dry and 40 wet so achieving never less than a ‘low’ slip potential”. Protect F1 floor protection membrane is available from roofing, building and timber merchants nationwide or for more details of our products visit our website

Enquiry No.426.

Tilers nationwide are leaving feedback on new BAL Rapid-Mat at and are unanimous in their praise for the tiling market leader’s latest innovation. They are singling out the ease and speed of use, but are especially pleased with the amount of adhesive saved when using BAL RapidMat. Shaun Hayes was specific: “We used seven fewer bags of adhesive on 40 m2, compared with using a cavity mat. BAL Rapid-Mat is light in handling and easy to roll out, does not curl up and cutting is much better than others. What a dream and, at only 1mm in thickness, it will help in height issues. We would recommend this product to anyone.” BAL

Enquiry No.427.

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Colourboard Pin boards - Notice Boards - Display boards Colourboard from Sundeala is an integrally dyed 9mm thick pre-sanded board. The advantage of having colour saturated throughout the product is evident when accidents occur. Any scuffs or unwanted marks can be easily sanded off, leaving a clean, fresh revitalised finnish. Produced in 8 contrasting colours, Colourboard is also available in a Flame Retardant (FRB) Quality.

Sundeala Limited Middle Mill, Cam, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 5LQ Tel: 01453 540900 Email: Fax: 01453 549085

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Enquiry No. 234

Commuters enjoy journey through new-look railway station Hunter Douglas has supplied a solid wood ceiling system for the ÂŁ400 million project to transform Reading railway station into a 21st century transportation hub. The Hunter Douglas solution features a solid wood linear open system, finished in Siberian Larch, that was installed as a series of rafts spanning across the new 110m long covered pedestrian bridge over the tracks and platforms. The system was installed without the usual non-woven acoustic fleece fixed between the panels to allow easier access for maintenance teams. The individual rafts on the ground and then fixed them into position on a rigid suspension system, a fast and simple installation to hit the project's strict deadlines.


Versatile Ceiling Solutions Enquiry No. 235

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Johnstone’s helps Doncaster Racecourse Sparkle The outstanding service provided by Johnstone’s Technical Advisory Department has ensured that a sixweek refurbishment at Doncaster Racecourse was completed in style and on time. The Old Weighing Room restaurant and bar, formerly known as Silks, has undergone an extensive refurbishment ahead of the busy summer season with products from Johnstone’s ensuring both the interior and exterior have a quality finish. From the outset, Johnstone’s worked closely alongside JWH Decorators to develop suitable colour schemes for the project. Remaining faithful to the building’s prominent 1920s architectural features was a vital

consideration so colour experts from Johnstone’s produced realistic photo mock ups to showcase how the schemes would look in situ. In addition to utilising Johnstone’s recommended colour schemes, the four-man team from JWH Decorators took full advantage of the brand’s comprehensive product range. The popular Covaplus Vinyl Matt was used on the ceilings, Acrylic Durable Matt on the walls and the market-leading Aqua Gloss was used on the trim areas. Johnstone’s Smooth Masonry paint was also used to protect the exterior of the building against the elements. Owner of JWH Decorators, Wayne Hargreaves, lives locally to the Racecourse so was determined to

provide it with a finish to be proud of – something he insists that Johnstone’s was integral in helping him and his team achieve. He said: “This project has to rank within my top three ever. It got off to a fantastic start thanks to the outstanding service provided by Donna from the Technical Advisory Department, who took the client’s vision for this project and made it a reality. “There was a real partnership approach to this project, with both Donna and the local Johnstone’s Decorating Centre in Middlebank becoming integral parts of the team. We placed a lot of trust in Johnstone’s and they didn’t disappoint.

delivered a finish that the end client is delighted with. The combination of service and product puts Johnstone’s head and shoulders above the rest and we won’t be using anything else in the future.” Kieran Gallagher, general manager at Doncaster Racecourse, added: “We are delighted with way Wayne and Donna interpreted our brief to redecorate the facility and are extremely pleased with the finished result.” For more information on Johnstone’s comprehensive range of products please visit

“In addition to the excellent service, the products were outstanding and Enquiry No.245.

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SLIPSTOP (European) Ltd. P.O Box 7404, Coalville LE67 4ZS ENGLAND Tel.: 01530 813 500, Fax: 01530 813 400 Email: Website: Enquiry No 246.


WOODSORBA PRO™ is an ideal sound absorption panel with qualities, which are pleasing to both the ear as well as the eye. Woodsorba Pro is one of the most advanced and IJ½GMIRXEFWSVFMRKTVSHYGXWEZEMPEFPIXSHE]JSVVIHYGMRK reverberant noise levels in many environments.

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FOCUS ON : Doors & Windows : INTASTOP

NON-PVC INVIROSHEET LAUNCHED BY LEADING MANUFACTURER A revolutionary non-PVC door protection sheet has been added to the product portfolio of leading door and wall protection company, Intastop Ltd.

Renowned for its anti-bacterial and PVC protection sheets, the company has launched Invirosheet onto the market following hugely successful trials.

Intastop’s non-PVC Invirosheet is ideally suited to the healthcare and public sectors and can be used for chair and bed rails and kick plates, as well as bespoke projects.

"Our non-PVC version of our popular protection sheet is perfect for specifiers who either wish to, or are obliged to, fulfil environmental credentials when sourcing their products," commented Sarah Barsby Marketing Director Intastop Ltd. "It looks identical to our anti-bacterial and PVC sheeting and has the added benefit of being available in a variety of pre-cut sizes as well as made-tomeasure specifications."

Intastop has also developed a range of adhesives for the application of impact protection products including non-PVC. The range includes water based contact, hygienic cladding and spray contact adhesives. To ensure a high level finish, Intastop has a range of coloured sealants that perfectly match the standard impact protection sheet colours.

The sheeting is 100 per cent recyclable and is produced without any harmful chemicals (Halogen free, no PBT’s, no BPA’ making it environmentally friendly). "We recognise that there is an ever increasing requirement for environmentally friendly products both in terms of their production and their recyclable properties," said Sarah. "We are delighted to be supporting existing and new customers by adding the non-PVC sheet to our already extensive product range. And to ensure we can meet high levels of demand, we’ve made provisions to have plenty sheets in stock for immediate despatch.’’

Intastop remains a market leader in the healthcare and public sectors for door and wall protection having the knowledge, expertise and ability to develop products that fulfil customer requirements. For further information on the Intastop product range, visit .

Enquiry No.236.

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Comar 6EFT

Due to demand from Architects and Fabricators, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems are pleased to launch additional new mullions and transoms for their innovative Comar 6EFT Curtain Wall system, with the highest Ix and Iy values available on the market today:

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Comar 6EFT has been developed to be the specifier preferred system in the UK. Demands for larger transom spans in excess of 3000mm and unsupported multi-storey mullions are a possibility. Where there are different glazed areas in the same envelope we have extruded high span mullions and transoms in the most popular box sizes. The same box size can now be used right through the project to ensure that all the fixing and plaster lines throughout the facade are continuous.

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Nothing matches Garadorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remotes - except the car! Garadorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s superb new 2 button hand transmitters are now available in a range of colours to fit in with popular car colours. They even include a wood finish to match some car interiors. Due to the popularity of their black handsets and white handsets, Garador have decided to increase the range of colours to include green, red, aluminium, carbon fibre

and wood. Garadorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extra secure hand transmitters already broke new fields with their bisecur technology and high frequency (868Mhz) encryption signals for added security, ensuring no one can easily copy your signal. They also offer outstanding functionality including a remote status query feature to enable garage doors to be checked even when out of sight.

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30 Doors & Windows

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Anti ligature range

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PREMDOR The market for the ubiquitous four – six panel internal door has been consistent over the years and was thought to remain so in the future – until now. The advantages and practicalities that come from a moulded door are visible irrespective of the decorative environment. Now with a collection of exciting new design variants launched by Premdor, the market is experiencing rapid change. Replacing the staid look of the old four panel door, yet retaining the practicalities, is the refreshingly modern look of ladder moulded, vertical five panel, shallow single panel and horizontal four line doors, all of which have met with instant enthusiasm from Merchants, Distributors and House Developers alike. Exclusive to Premdor, the shallow moulded ladder design presents a pleasing modern twist to a traditional panel door and is finished with smooth

surfaces for a paint finish. Additionally the vertical five panel door with its versatile good looks is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s best sellers, again, suitable for painting. Another first from the Premdor design team is the single panel shallow moulded door with understated good looks, ideal for minimalist interiors. Likewise, with a sleek modern profile, the four line door with smooth embossed lines lends itself to a bold decorative finish. The new panelled door range from Premdor, a clear statement of style and modernity. PREMDOR Enquiry No.240.

Leaderflush Shapland’s expertise in the mental health sector has enabled the company to develop an anti-ligature doorset range that helps reduce the risk of self-harm and provides specifiers with a simple and robust integrated performance doorset. The doors and frames are precisely machined to incorporate the anti-ligature hardware. By manufacturing the complete doorset in a controlled factory environment specifiers can be sure every component is fit for purpose and Leaderflush Shapland’s in-house testing capability puts it in a position to deliver on all future CE marking requirements. LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND

Enquiry No.428.

LPS1175 testing for ASSA Abloy Security Doors ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has become one of the first companies to offer high security timber and steel doorsets tested to SR4 standard in accordance with Issue 7 of the LPS1175 standard. The Safeguard timber range includes inward and outward opening, double and single doors that are compliant with LPS1175 SR4 standard – making ASSA ABLOY Security Doors the only manufacturer on the market to offer double leaf timber doors that open inwardly with this certification. Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors said: “We’re extremely proud of our latest testing achievement. Reaching SR4 Issue 7 of the LPS1175 standard means we can offer specifiers and building managers the most advanced solution on the market. ASSA ABLOY Enquiry No.429.

Enhanced sliding door system from Reynaers

Giving room designs a taste for chocolate

Thermally insulated sliding door system in heights up to 3 metres Reynaers CP 155 achieves the Swiss Minergie® label, confirming its suitability for use on low energy buildings. A market leading water tightness capability also makes it particularly suitable for exposed, high rise applications where weather performance is especially critical. Facilitating unrestricted views the system quickly and efficiently opens up an internal space to blend seamlessly with the outside, maximising space and the openness of a building. REYNAERS

Chocolate is just one of the 6 contemporary colours introduced by Vicaima as part of their new stained oak doors range, which answers the growing trend for attractively stained real wood veneers in modern homes, apartments and hotel suites. One example of this fashion is the popularity of grey wood hues with white walls to create a striking contrast of light and dark. The decor movement can now be further complimented by the use of Vicaima interior stained doors. Embodied with the natural grain of real Oak veneer, the faces have been enhanced with a matt lacquered stain finish which requires no further treatment once fitted and provides an easy to clean surface. VICAIMA

GEZE UK powers Ripon Cathedral’s new entrance

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Updated Product Guide Architects, architectural ironmongers and specifiers will be able to choose the right product for the job thanks to the updated Product Guide and Price List from GEZE UK. The guide is divided into five sections overhead door closers; floor mounted closers; sliding door fittings; window control systems; and smoke and heat extraction systems – to ensure specifiers can quickly find all the information they need. New for 2014, is information about GEZE UK’s range of window control systems which were launched last year and encompass the ECchain, Slimchain, Powerchain, E 250 NT spindle drive and the 100 NT, 105 NT, and 110 NT electric spindle drives. GEZE UK Enquiry No.431.

The Masons marks on Ripon Cathedral’s West Front show it was built by the finest craftsmen in England and Europe; so when the Cathedral decided to install a stunning glass porch, it was essential the project was as finely crafted and durable as the building itself. The brief was to create a welcoming new entrance that would transform the Cathedral, flooding it with light and allowing people to see directly inside. GEZE UK was commissioned by façade specialist DML on behalf of the project architects and specifiers, Caroe Architecture Ltd, to provide door operators for two single-leaf doors positioned either side of the lobby to complement the new porch’s elegant design, yet create a safe automatic entrance for a historic building with an extremely high level of footfall. GEZE UK

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Aluminium windows and doors are experiencing a renaissance, according to Reynaers at Home

10,000 in 2013 and is expected to triple again in the next five years – and these are conservative estimates.” There are hundreds of finishes available for aluminium frames in all sorts of colours – some customers even choose to have a different colour inside and out. Modern finishes are so robust that they require minimal maintenance and never need repainting. What’s more, aluminium is three times lighter than steel and two and a half times stronger than uPVC, as well as being an abundant material that is 100% recyclable without any loss of quality. Hugh Moss said: “With these benefits it’s little wonder that aluminium is the material of choice for a growing number of architects and home owners alike."

Aluminium frame systems are experiencing a boom in sales as a result of high performance without any compromise on aesthetics, according to Reynaers at Home Head Hugh Moss. Architects have long-recognised that aluminium is a very stable material that minimises expansion and contraction with changes in the ambient temperature. Hugh Moss said: “This makes aluminium an ideal choice for sliding patio doors and bi-fold doors,

where uPVC and timber tend to warp and twist, making the doors hard to open and close. Aluminium is inherently strong, which also means that architects can design really big windows and doors without having to worry about a bulky frame to provide support. “Not only are aluminium frames typically narrower than uPVC or timber alternatives, but the windows and doors can also be made much bigger too. This maximises the glass area and gives the best possible view. According to our

latest architects’ survey, 40% of respondents said that big windows was the main architectural feature that can really make a home come to life and aluminium can help to make that happen much more easily than other materials.”

Reynaers at Home is a premium brand dedicated to offering the very best architectural glazing products and service to the discerning householder.

For more information see the website, email Robert Palmer, the managing director or call 0121 421 9707. of Palmer Market Research, said: “Aluminium is out-performing other materials for bi-fold doors by some margin – the sales of around 3,000 door sets in 2010 more than tripled to Enquiry No.244.

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

Janus sink combines colour appeal, exceptional value and high performance

Saniflo reveals the beauty & benefits of shower cubicles Cubicles offer a swift and hassle-free showering solution for any shape or size of bathroom and en suite. In most cases, you can have a watertight enclosure (without using silicone), complete with the shower, controls and doors fitted and ready to enjoy in less than two hours. As with fitting any shower there are just three main considerations: floor construction; waterproofing, and drainage. The quality and reliability of the products used are essential. The Kinedo range of superior quality shower cubicles includes Kinemagic, Horizon, Moonlight,

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Kineprime, Epsilon, Consort, Sanidoor and Traymatic and has been designed by the team at Saniflo to offer a comprehensive range of complete showering solutions for all applications. SANIFLO Enquiry No.434.

The Janus range of synthetic sinks is the latest addition to the newly updated and highly popular Sink & Tap Value Packs from Carron Phoenix, a focussed offer designed to give retailers a competitive selling edge in the mid-tovalue end of the market. The sinks and taps in the Value Packs offer generous savings when purchased together compared to individual prices and the all-in-one prices include sink, tap and waste kit. The Janus range represents great value and the durable synthetic

coating provides a hardworking, high performance sink in a choice of two popular colour options. The Janus 100 has a single bowl measuring 420 x 450 x 200mm and the Janus 150 one and a half bowl option has a single bowl measuring 420 x 340 x 200mm and a second bowl of 290 x 150 x 100mm. Both models are reversible and fit a minimum cabinet size of 600mm.


Enquiry No.437.

Franke adds Galileo’s affordable quality to collection

Make an executive choice with Oracle Z-lockers

Franke’s best-selling Pro-Value collection has been strengthened with the addition of the versatile and keenly-priced new Galileo inset sinks in silk finish stainless steel. The two precision-made reversible monobloc models offer affordable smart practicality for any kitchen workspace, and Galileo’s sleek lines are accentuated by the modish three-strip linear drainer pattern, with front and rear raised ledges providing useful space. FRANKE

Maxwood’s executive range of Oracle ZLockers provide a smart and secure solution for a wide variety of commercial and public sector applications, with an extensive choice of colours, configurations and sizes to suit individual requirements. Offering dependable performance and design flexibility, the locker carcass is manufactured by Maxwood from solid grade laminate. A satin anodised aluminium profile frame is used to ensure strength and rigidity. As well as being ideal for environments such as schools and leisure centres, Maxwood’s Oracle Z-Lockers offer a stylish option for the growing number of office washrooms which incorporate showers and changing facilities in line with the Government’s Cycle to Work scheme. MAXWOOD

‘Grab & Go Packs’ make life easier for installers

Twyford Bathrooms has made life much easier for the installer by offering five of its best-selling sanitaryware ranges, Enquiry No.435. Option, Alcona, Refresh, Galerie and Moda, as ‘Grab & Go Packs’. Available Omega worktop range offers through distributors and merchants nationwide, each ‘Grab & Go Pack’ space saving ideas contains either a close-coupled toilet Bushboard’s Omega laminate worktop range pack comprising a cistern, pan, seat and offers a choice of shaped ready-made cover, or a 550mm washbasin with full components that are ideal for creating some pedestal. Plus, the added convenience casual seating and dining, while also being of all the relevant component fixtures, space-saving. fittings, and instructions are included in Within the 51-strong collection of Omega the one compact and robust box. The designs, five popular finishes are available in eye catching design impact of the ‘Grab a breakfast bar measuring 3000 x 955 x & Go Packs’ is also great for 38mm with a radiused curve at one end and merchandising, while the sturdy boxes a square end at the other. This can be used provide added protection for the on a freestanding island unit, a traditional ceramic products both during transportation and when awaiting breakfast bar run or, cleverly, can be cut down installation on-site. and planted on the end of a furniture run and TWYFORD BATHROOMS set on legs for some casual low level dining. Enquiry No.438. Enquiry No.439. Enquiry No.436. BUSHBOARD

Dekton® Worktops Selected for Outdoor Kitchen at The Chelsea Flower Show 20 - 24 May 2014

RHS Gold award winner, Thomas Hoblyn is behind the concept and planting of the stand. Stoneworx of Ropley is the worktop fabricator.

Cosentino is delighted to announce that its new ultra-compact surface, Dekton® in black Sirius has been chosen for use on the Gaze Burvill modular ‘A la Carte’ luxury outdoor kitchen at the Chelsea Flower Show.

A completely new and innovative category of surfaces, Dekton® is perfectly showcased in this outdoor kitchen, demonstrating its high resistance to UV Rays, low water absorption and great colour stability. The revolutionary surface can be scorched, scratched, stained and frozen, but will remain intact and mark free. It can also recreate any type of material with a high level of quality to suit your taste – for example; a metal

Located in the heart of Chelsea’s show gardens on Main Avenue, the stand (MA9) will also feature outdoor appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf, which will be launched at the show.

look and finish can be achieved for a more industrial setting, wood for a more natural setting or stone for a contemporary setting. This is what makes Dekton the ultimate surfacing material for homeowners and designers, along with its large format capabilities for quick and easy installation. Adrian Bergman, designer for Gaze Burvill says, “Dekton® offers extreme performance in the most challenging conditions, which makes it the perfect material for our modular outdoor kitchen.” DEKTON Enquiry No.249.

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34 Product & Business News

Eurobond launches BIM library Eurobond Laminates has launched BIM files for its range of stone wool core internal and external wall and ceiling

HELIFIX moves to landmark London office building Helical fixing manufacturer and masonry repair specialist, HELIFIX announced that on Monday 28th April 2014 it relocated to an impressive new office facility in London. The Helifix team is now located at The Mille, 1000 Great West Road, London TW8 9DW, just a few miles from its former premises in Acton. The company’s telephone numbers and email/web addresses are unchanged. John Heseltine, Helifix General Manager, said, “This move is great news for the business, especially for our office-based sales and technical team who will enjoy a greatly enhanced working environment; it demonstrates a significant corporate investment and a long-term commitment to maintaining a London base which has been Helifix’s home for almost 30 years.” HELIFIX Enquiry No.444.

IKO Polymeric wins prestigious roofing award IKO Polymeric fought off fierce competition to win the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Single Ply Award for the new

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composite panels. It includes materal colours and COBie datasheet parameters and the designer is supported by a wide range of construction details. The files are available in a number of tile formats to help ensure that the majority of BIM users can benefit from using them. The new BIM files - which include those for Europanel, Rockspan Fuel cards: look beyond the and Firemaster - are available via the obvious website at Van users have been reminded by The EUROBOND LAMINATES Fuelcard People that cost savings at the pump is not the only factor to consider Enquiry No.442. when comparing fuel cards. Steve

Clarke, group marketing manager, said: “The whole point of fuel cards is to save money and we can almost certainly beat any fuel card deal that a fleet already has. Some firms are missing out, though, by not looking beyond the cost per litre.” He pointed out that companies can be vulnerable to hidden costs, with some suppliers levying network fees and transaction charges. Steve Clarke said: “If one fuel card appears to offer a 0.2p per litre better saving than another fuel card, that would seem to mean a 10p advantage gain when pumping 50 litres. THE FUELCARD PEOPLE

Howarth’s Oak range an Inspiration

steel ladder systems, complimenting its already extensive product range. DR Services has widened its offering to architects and interior designers with the introduction of stainless steel ladders from MWE. MWE manufactures a range of high quality stainless steel ladders derived in the main from its long established sliding door systems. These offer the perfect solution for a variety of settings, from simple movable ladders, to those with telescopic, ‘autostop’ or hook-in functions, all the way to custom ladders for individual shelf units, libraries, wine cellars and specialist retail applications. DR SERVICES

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has launched its brand new Inspirational Oak Collection to celebrate the natural beauty and quality of the nation’s favourite timber species. The collection, which highlights the inherent qualities of oak, including its appearance, longevity, durability and stability, includes a number of specially selected Howarth Timber products. Prepared timber, decorative mouldings, flooring, internal doors, door casings, linings and stair parts all comprise Howarth’s Inspirational Oak Collection, which celebrates one of the most versatile timbers in the marketplace. The range also includes theTwintrim solid oak mouldings, which are brand new and exclusive to the merchant. The reversible Twintrim product reflects on the firm’s past traditions through a classic trim on one side, while the contemporary aspect of the company is represented through a modern trim on the reverse. HOWARTH TIMBER

Steping up to the mark with stylish new ladder systems Always at the forefront of innovation, a major UK supplier of architectural glass and metalwork has now begun importing high specification stainless

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Enquiry No.446.

GTi launches ALL-IN-ONE Solar System This year GTi, manufacturer and distributor of insulation and ancillary plumbing, heating, drainage and retrofit products, revealed their ground breaking ALL-IN-ONE Solar System at the Homebuilding and Renovation Show 2014.

Enquiry No.445.

Blacon Crematorium in Chester featuring an aesthetically pleasing curved roof design. The project was chosen for its excellent use of waterproofing materials, technical aptitude applied to the job, standard of workmanship and IKO’s ability to meet the demanding environmental specification. The award was presented at The Roofing Awards Congress Luncheon in London on 16th May and accepted by IKO Polymeric’s Managing Director, Anthony Carlyle and David Maginnis from BriggsAmasco, the contractors on the project. IKO POLYMERIC

Enquiry No.443.

The one of a kind system, revealed in the Energy Saving Home exhibit, is MCS Accredited and can be attached to a roof or placed in a garden and uses solar energy, collected through its panels, to heat domestic water. The state of the art ‘panel’ incorporates a 150l water tank actually contained within its unit as well as an absorber and pump-circulated system. By using a PV-driven circulating pump the fully autonomous system doesn’t require any other external power source. As the first system of its kind on the market, this CEN Solar Keymark Certified ALL-IN-ONE Solar System can boast savings of up to 65% for energy

used to heat water in the home and is a qualifying product to receive payment under the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). In addition, the panel features an elegant design displaying no visible tank and easy assembly that only requires a water inlet and outlet to be connected - truly leading the way in affordable solar solutions for the home. Neil Morton, Technical and Strategic Manager at GTi, said: “GTi is proud to launch the ALL-IN-ONE Solar System as the first product like this anywhere on the UK market. By having the water tank actually built-into the panel the unit is completely self-contained and is as simple to connect to a water inlet as a domestic dishwasher. This product is truly revolutionary: not only is it hassle free but it’s finally an affordable solar solution for the family home meaning that some of those who need to save the most now really can.”

GTi Enquiry No.252.

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