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The UK’s leading trade publication for the refurbishment, renovation & conservation sectors

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4 Contents Bathrooms & Kitchens

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Ceilings, Walls & Partitions

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Doors, Windows & Fittings

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Drainage & Plumbing

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Editors Choice

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External Environment & Landscaping

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Floors & Flooring

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Glass & Glazing

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Heating & Ventilation

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Home Automation

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Interiors & Interior Design

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Lighting & Electrical

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News & Events

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Roofing & Cladding

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Safety & Security

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Tools, Plant & Equipment

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The purist ambience combines with contemporary bathroom design, from the spacious shower spaces and natural stone basins right through to the convenience of the high-rise Hansgrohe Talis Classic mixers at the Kapelleberg Resort hotel.

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More space for students and staff at Beths Grammar School in Bexley , thanks to a new and contemporary £1.1million renovation project delivered by Horizon Construction and Ingleton Wood LLP architects.

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Bath based architects, Batterham Matthews Design, popular Air Balloon Hill Primary School in the heart of St George is the first primary school in Bristol able to accommodate 840 places by September 2013. A contemporary, glazed extension has united two fine Listed Edwardian Art Nouveau style buildings.

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Market leading skylight manufacturers, Sunsquare have transformed the home demo kitchen of award- winning French chef, Régis Crépy, with the design and fitting of two new skylights. The pair of 1000x1500mm skylights was fitted in just an hour on the day of installation, and provide clean and elegant lines, whilst allowing an abundance of natural light to flood into the room.

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Trend Projects, the design and build consultancy, has completed a category A to shell and core office refurbishment and base fit out of two floors in an occupied building, totalling 54,000 sq ft, at UK House, 2-4 Great Titchfield Street, in London’s West End. The circa £5 million project took 17 weeks to complete from an immediate start. Read More on Page 4 & 5 Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of material published in Refurb & Renovation News however, the publishers accept no responsibility for the claims or opinions made by advertisers, manufacturers or contributors. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic (including photocopying) or stored in any information retrieval system without the prior consent of the publisher.


Trend Projects transforms two floors at UK House in London’s West End Trend Projects, the design and build consultancy, has completed a category refurbishment and base

owner, Roches Properties, in a rolling programme of reinstatement and refurbishments over the past four years and

occupied building, totalling

reception area and two

London’s West End.

Externally, the refurbishment of UK House involved recladding two large internal light wells with limestone, installing bespoke lighting products and reglazing the entire façade of the 7- storey building.

The circa £5 million project took 17 weeks to complete from an immediate start and involved the reinstatement and refurbishment of the building’s second and third ft. Microsoft will be occupying as a base for its Xbox team, while global digital agency Essence is set to occupy the Prior to the Cat A works, the building was MTV’s London Trend Projects has been working with the building’s

and durable working environment with strong appeal to the target market.” Jason Hanley of Monmouth Dean, the letting agent for UK House, said: “The excellent design, high achieved at UK House, coupled with the building’s excellent location moments from Oxford Street, have made it an attractive proposition to potential tenants, leading to two

Spencer Orman, Director at Trend Projects, said: “UK House is in a prime location that is popular with technology, media and telecoms companies. To attract such occupiers we focused on an exceptional

tenants.”

included an exposed ceiling

doors. Fagerhult low-voltage LED lighting was used on

give higher ceilings and a sophisticated, industrial feel. The end result is a spacious,

aluminium tiles was installed access for communications and IT cabling. There are also new WC areas, featuring

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

New 2014 Luxury Shower Enclosures Brochure from AQATA

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AQATA, one of the UK’s leading shower enclosure manufacturers has launched a comprehensive new brochure for 2014. Aqata’s entire product portfolio of luxury shower enclosures, screens, walk-ins, thermostatic showers and quality shower trays are incorporated within the stunning 176 page brochure. Designed to inspire and to make the process of choosing a shower enclosure as easy as possible, the new brochure offers endless design options to suit all shapes and sizes of bathrooms. Aqata’s three ranges of shower enclosures; Spectra, Minimalist and Exclusive Solutions together with information on the company’s bespoke, made to measure service and glass etching facility, are displayed in an eye-catching and user-friendly format. The brochure contains an essential guide to planning your showering space and selecting the correct enclosure. View the new 2014 virtual brochure – www.aqata.co.uk

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Repairing your spa, rather than scrapping it and buying new, could save you money.

We think that designing your kitchen is about more than filling a space with cupboards and worktops. All components should work in harmony with each other and your home. We are passionate about creating beautiful kitchens. We take time to consider your aspirations, listen to your needs and guide you through the design process, making it easy and enjoyable. Our range of kitchens suits all budgets. We have a competitively priced German brand, the latest innovations from Doca in Barcelona and our new British-made ‘Timeless’ range. We know we have the kitchen for you. With a newly expanded showroom in Crouch End and another in Islington we look forward to seeing you and creating a funktional kitchen for you.

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KBB brings the best of Bellissimo to your screen

Sir Stirling Moss’s Bathroom is A Star In Silver And White

KBB Replacement Doors has launched an on-line service supplying doors for fitted furniture from the established Bellissimo range. From home, on site, in the workshop or on the move, customers can simply select the style of fitted furniture for kitchens, bedrooms or bathrooms for the project in hand, order online and wait for the doors to be delivered. Customers can choose from seven ranges, covering more than 50 styles, and more than 100 colours. If that isn’t enough, there is always KBB’s unique ColourMatch Service. KBB serves customers throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, and beyond. Its industry experience means it can provide expert and professional advice, and exceptional customer care before, during and after sales.

Sir Stirling Moss OBE is often described as the greatest competitor never to win the Fi world title. His high tech house in London’s Mayfair is almost as celebrated – a stylish 5-storey structure full of computerised and robotised gadgets. Now, Moss is 84 and still lives in the same townhouse, currently estimated to be worth at least £10 million. So when Sir Stirling invited Granite Transformations to upgrade his bathroom, as part of what Moss terms his extensive ‘Project 46’ refurbishment, the home makeover company leapt at the chance to showcase its elegant agglomerate interior finishes and Trend glass mosaic tiles, in such a futuristic setting. The result is a spectacular transformation in clean, crisp, contemporary polar white and silver. Sir Stirling expressed himself delighted with both the workmanship and finish.

For further information Tel: 028 9048 3676 or visit – www.kitchenbedroomdoors.com

For a full colour brochure, call 0800 044 5393 or visit their website at www.granitetransformations.co.uk

Armitage Shanks tackles Pseudomonas with New Markwik Demountable Hospital Mixer Range with Removable Spout Developed in conjunction with prominent healthcare professionals and bacteriologists, Markwik is the number one healthcare range in the market; designed to ensure maximum hospital hygiene and minimise the spread of infection, fighting bacteria in healthcare environments to reduce the risk of pseudomonas and legionella. Building on the success of the Markwik range and in response to the evolving demands of the healthcare industry, the introduction of the demountable mixer option allows for the whole body of the fitting to be removed from the wall, as well as having a spout which can be removed. Markwik’s in-built sterilisation system already allows hot water to be flushed through all areas of the tap using a sterilisation bridge. The demountable body allows for total immersion for disinfection, the detachable spout can be sterilised in an auto clave device. For further details visit – www.idealspec.co.uk.

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Kapelleberg Resort

Refuge in the Ardennes

The hotel spoils guests in a relaxed, natural ambience and relies on watersaving technology from Hansgrohe. Esher, January December 2014. The Kapelleberg Resort in Belgium is the Ying and Yang of state-of-the-art hotel operations: with its custom services, the small hotel is able to cater to the needs of holiday-makers and conference guests alike in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Meanwhile the owners reap the rewards of showerheads featuring Hansgrohe EcoSmart technology help them save water and energy, which in turn in marked reductions in running costs. with the close-to-nature concept of this resort near Gent, which revolves around the experience of being in the Flemish Ardennes. An oasis of calm Nestled in an idyllic hilly landscape, the former farm complex converted into a hotel is the base for many and various activities, such as organised cycling and hiking tours, horse-drawn

carriage rides into the foothills of the Ardennes mountains or – and this is especially popular with the guests – trips around the countryside on a Vespa. At the same time, the resort in its rural setting is greatly appreciated as a quiet retreat, for single travellers, for couples and for families. The resort has become an insiders’ tip for seminars and private events, where guests can focus on whatever they want, far from the hubbub of life in the city. To cater for events of all kinds, the establishment reminiscent of a furnished rooms, a conference room and halls suitable for staging events. The sophisticated kitchen is set to spoil individual guests as well as small groups with the rich tradition of Flemish cuisine. The courtyard surrounded by brick buildings lends itself an atmospheric venue under open skies, ideal for shared meals and companionable get-togethers; the connection with nature is also provided by the private terraces

outside the individual rooms on the The rooms are named after prominent a special place in the region’s past beyond the Flanders region: for example, Emperor Charles V who, with a beautiful weaver’s daughter Oudenaarde fathered their daughter Margarethe – who today also lends her name to one of the rooms at Kapelleberg. Also featured is the Flemish landscape painter of the Romantic period, Jacob Blommaert. The austere style of the rooms with their roughly rendered walls, wooden the rooms are located in the attic and have exposed roof beams – exudes simplicity and does away with anything theme of this resort, which is all about tranquility.


An authentic experience with modern conveniences The purist ambience combines with contemporary bathroom design, from the spacious shower spaces and natural stone basins right through to the convenience of the high-rise Hansgrohe Talis Classic mixers. Hand sprays from the Raindance Select 120 EcoSmart line are installed in the showers. With their combination technologies, they contribute to the This results in considerable savings, as the Hansgrohe showerheads with EcoSmart technology are able to produce a high- volume shower experience using only 9 litres of water per minute – without any compromise in terms of comfort. The private operators of the Kapelleberg Resort are delighted with the 40 percent reduction in water consumption compared with conventional hand sprays. Moreover, the hotel also achieves savings in terms of the cost

of energy required to heat the water. Not only do both factors reduce operating costs; they also help the environment. Indulgence and cost awareness go hand-in-hand This synthesis of sustainability, cost awareness and sensuousness can be considered quite typical of Flanders. In this region of Belgium, the savoir vivre and cuisine of neighbouring France meet northern European and Calvinist traditions, not least from the Netherlands; and the opulent Renaissance architecture of the old merchant towns of Flanders surrounded by the authentic natural environment of the Ardennes make for a harmonious blend that attracted painters and poets as far back as the 19th Century.

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Ceilings, Walls & Partitions

Create impressive façades with SL52 curtain walling system from AluK Curtain walling systems from AluK (GB) enable specifiers to create façades that enhance the building's aesthetics whilst maintaining the performance and functionality required to meet and exceed current standards. Thermally broken, the SL52 curtain walling system is a high performance solution designed to offer flexibility in specification and installation. A complete range of configurations and options are available, including a wide selection of cap designs, incorporation offixed lights, opening vents and an extensive range of doors. AluK offers the ability to download a complete range of CAD files and BIM components for its products, helping specifiers to make the right choice. For further information visit: www.aluk.co.uk

School Counts on Yeoman Shield Wall and Door Protection Maintenance staff at Ormesby School in Middlesbrough figured out that they could count on Yeoman Shield (the UK’s market leader in wall and door protection) to provide a long term solution to expensive and time consuming maintenance and re-decoration. Yellow Yeoman Shield FalmouthEx wall panels, which have a fine stippled surface for effectively ‘reducing’ unsightly scratches and abrasions, were installed in corridor areas along with complementary panels (in Yellow and Black) complete with inlaid room numbers to help guide pupils to their classrooms. The school’s site manager, explained: “Rather than embark on a costly repainting programme, we decided to use Yeoman Shield products.” For further details on Yeoman Shield products… Tel 0113 279 5854 or visit www.yeomanshield.com Email sallyann@yeomanshield.com

Toupret’ s HUMI-BLOCK is an anti-damp brush or trowel applied FILLER/SKIMMING FILLER suitable for raw substrates affected by FLOODING, DAMP or WATER ingress It blocks water while keeping the substrates moisture vapour permeability. It’s ideal for renovating areas where plaster has been hacked off re water damage .The benefit being that HUMI-BLOCK can be applied to wet or damp surfaces with no need to wait for them to dry. Available in all good trade decorators or Builders merchants in Handy 6 kg or 20 kg packs. Further details Tel: +44(0)20 7170 4165 Fax: +44 (0)20 7170 4164 E-mail: toupretuk@toupret.com or visit: www.toupretpro.co.uk

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SAS International, a leading British manufacturer of interior fit-out products, is pleased to announce the launch of its new ‘Fast Track Interior Products’ brochure. SAS International has developed a commodity product portfolio which is available direct from its SAS depots across the UK. Products such as ceiling tiles and grids, drywall and dry lining components, aluminium partitioning systems and integrated door and door sets are all manufactured in the UK and stocked for collection or delivery. Drawing on its expertise in manufacturing high quality products, SAS International’s product portfolio can save time and improve accuracy on installation, whilst offering contractors best value for money. The new SAS International Fast Track Interior Products brochure demonstrates the variety of interior products that SAS manufacture. Design, integration and value for money are all benefits of using SAS International commodity products. The ‘SAS International Fast Track’ brochure is available to download from www.sasintgroup.com/fasttrack or by calling +44 (0) 118 929 0900. The SAS International products are also available from SAS depots, direct from the manufacturer, at competitive prices for immediate collection or next day delivery.

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Doors, Windows & Fittings

Steel Window Association Confirms Fire Safety

Crest Nicholson uses NorDan windows in dramatic riverside development in Reading

The VEKA Group Puts Education In the Frame

Always seeking to ensure that steel windows are up to date when it comes to meeting relevant safety and other regulatory requirements, the Steel Window Association (SWA) has had the fire performance of the systems revalidated under current European law. As a result a new five year approval has been confirmed for the F Range, W20 and W40 steel profiles by the independent and highly respected Exova Warrington fire centre, and passed several vigorous and exacting fire integrity test to maintain the coveted BS fire ratings.

The new Kennet House redevelopment in Reading by award winning developer Crest Nicholson, converts a vacant office block built in the 1960s, into luxury city centre apartments with riverside views on two sides. The project refurbishes an existing concrete frame building and adds four additional storeys in what is a stunning location for future home owners.. NorDan UK Ltd, which won Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s coveted award for Supplier of the Year 2012, is delivering a range of high performance, high quality timber and alu-clad timber windows, from their NTech 1.2 range. Debbie Aplin, MD of Crest Nicholson Regeneration said: ”We are delighted to be working with NorDan again. Their products have very low maintenance requirements, with an excellent cost in life analysis and life expectancy of over 60 years.

The VEKA UK Group has unveiled a new brochure dedicated to the education market, detailing the many products and services available to specifiers and decision makers within this sector. The Group has a strong, long-standing presence in the education field and this new brochure demonstrates a wealth of experience in designing and specifying for education. Featuring a detailed introduction to The VEKA UK Group, the document goes on to outline the wide range of VEKA and Halo products suited to education buildings. VEKA Sales and Marketing Director Cohn Torley explains: "As well as detailing all relevant products and accreditations, the new brochure also explains the support services available to education clients, including: energy saving calculations for anticipated fuel savings, a full design, specificationand consultation service - to name but a few. To order a copy of the new brochure Email: education@veka.com or call 01282 716611

The review of the assessment report referenced WFRC No. C118420 concluded that the data used in the original appraisal ‘has been re-examined and found to be satisfactory. For more information on steel windows call the SWA on 0844 249 1355 or look at website – www.steel-window-association.co.uk

Visit NorDan UK Ltd at www.nordan.co.uk

Value added service from MACO UK MACO Secure Plus was launched in 2011 with the prime intention to support our customers and partners with a series of tangible benefits for fabricators, installers and homeowners alike. A unique proposition that has already enjoyed a lot of attention from existing fabricators because of the number of real benefits to the homeowner. From the original promise to pay the insurance excess up to £1000 in the unlikely event of a break in through MACO hardware, to a national key

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replace service and lost key return program. Registered Installers can cherry pick from the services offered and all of them are free to join. MACO are very pleased to report the recent 1000th homeowner registration, which confirms that demanding homeowners have a real desire to install quality windows and doors in their home, built to last and withstand potential attack from unwanted intruders. To find out more about MACO Secure Plus or our products please contact us directly enquiry@macouk.net


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TOWERING SUCCESS Architect Broadway Malyan selected concealed TECTUS hinges from SIMONSWERK for its ‘The Tower’ Project in London’s Vauxhall to allow heavy American Walnut doors in the luxury apartments to achieve a flush finish with the eye catching timber paneled walls. ‘The Tower’ is a prestigious new 180m tall 50 storey residential block containing 223 luxury apartments forming part of the St Georges Wharf development and will be the tallest residential block in the UK. The construction incorporates pioneering environmental technology and the designers estimate that The Tower will require a third of the energy for heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation than conventional buildings. The luxurious interiors feature extensive use of highly polished timber paneling into which many of the internal doors are set. To achieve an uninterrupted timber face, SIMONSWERK TECTUS concealed hinges were well as the front door from the lift lobby into the apartments. Finishes included polished stainless steel, antique bronze TECTUS hinges were initially entrance doors and some interior cupboard doors and as work progressed they were also selected for additional doors as Architectural Ironmonger Interior Hardware explains “These are extremely high the designers were very clear should be of the highest order. The large American Walnut doors required a heavy duty hinge which was also concealed so the TECTUS 528 was the obvious choice. They liked the product and the technical backup provided and expanded

the majority of the en-suite bathrooms and dressing room doors.” The doors were supplied preon site by joinery contractor Houston Cox. The entrance doors use TECTUS 528-3D 1 stainless steel while the internal doors have TECTUS 540-A8 units in bronze metallic The TECTUS fully-concealed hinge range, designed for unrebated residential and heavy-duty doors, is available in an unrivalled range of Options include the Tectus A8 version for glass or laminate door designs with door fascias and claddings up to 8mm, the Tectus “Energy” system integrating permanent power rated range which incorporates the intumescent material within the hinge body and the Tectus TE 645 3D hinge which will carry door weights up to 300kg. SIMONSWERK is Europe´s leading Hinge Manufacturer with a history spanning more than 100 years in the production of top quality brass, aluminum, steel and stainless steel hinges for doors and windows. With over thirty years experience in the industry SIMONSWERK UK now provides the architectural ironmongery and builders hardware industries with a combined supply source for over 4,000 catalogue items backed with award winning customer service. www.simonswerk.co.uk


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Eurocell Showcases First Fully Integrated Window System at Ecobuild

Internorm Windows UK: Stand S710 Taking Sustainability Even Further

Eurocell will be inspiring visitors at this year’s Ecobuild with Modus®, the UK’s first fully integrated door and window system, available with three stunning sash design options. All three sash options will be showcased on stand N150, including slim rebate and fully flush casement window versions, which provide a much wider range of design aesthetics and exceptional value for money compared to aluminium and timber products. In addition, there will be a standard sash casement model on display to illustrate how Modus® is an aesthetically superior solution. Modus® offers no fewer than nine solid and woodgrain effect colours as standard and a further 40+ solid and woodgrain effect finishes to special order, in addition to the four options offered in the Architectural Range. If you are looking for inspirational ideas visit stand N510 at Ecobuild – 4-6 March 2014, ExCel London. Email: modus@eurocell.co.uk or call: 0800 988 3049

At this year’s Ecobuild, Internorm will be offering visitors to its stand, including housebuilders, self builders, local authority specifiers and architects, one of the widest range of Passivhaus and low energy windows and doors on offer. Visitors should also look out for the company’s exciting range of new products, which will be launched at the show. With product’s offering exceptional technical qualities combined with superior energy, acoustic and security performance, Internorm is Europe’s leading brand for windows and doors. The company’s extensive offering includes UPVC, and UPVC/aluminium windows, in addition to timber/aluminium windows. What’s more, the company is the only window manufacturer in Europe with nine Passivhaus certified components. For further information on Internorm’s products and service, visit www.internorm.co.uk, www.facebook.com/InternormUK

Are there enough homes for the ageing population? A recent project by Demos*, ‘Top of the Ladder’, has indicated that there is a shortage of housing for the older generation with 3.5 million people aged over 60 wishing to buy retirement property, but only 100,000 suitable homes exist. Andrew Royle, UK Commercial Director at P C Henderson comments on considerations to help answer demand, whether new build or for refurbishment projects. “Choosing the right fixtures and fittings, such as sliding door systems, can help houses meet the needs of the ageing population and help answer increasing demand.” Versatile and silent in use, the Husky 50kg and 100kg sliding door systems are ideal for use as room dividers as well as for wardrobe doors, freeing up valuable space in a room. It also allows for a maximum door width of 1250mm, allowing ease of access for wheelchair users. P C Henderson Ltd Tel: 0191 377 0701 Web: www.pchenderson.co.uk


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Drainage & Plumbing

School “Delighted” with Yeoman RainGuard

CCTV hire supports Excellence in Drain Services

Lanes Group wins work to alleviate flood risks in major northern town

Applefields School in York, has transformed its appearance by replacing old and damaged plastic rainwater goods with Yeoman Rainguard Aluminium gutters and pipes.

With more than 40 regional drain cleaning service centres across the country, Metro Rod provides a 24 hour service to anyone with blocked or damaged drains, pipes, toilets, sinks etc. To support this capability, the company and its franchisees maintain a fleet of the latest equipment. To ensure a fast and effective response to all customer requests during periods of peak demand, many of the franchisees take advantage of Ashtead Technology’s equipment rental fleet. Ashtead Technology’s Jay Neermul says “We have invested in our wastewater inspection fleet to meet increased demand, and have recently ordered more of the latest crawler units and pushrod cameras. We are therefore delighted to be able to partner with Metro Rod’s teams to ensure that they have exactly the right kit, wherever and whenever they need it.” For further details call: 0845 270 2707 or visit: www.ashtead-technology.com

Lanes Group is helping to identify and resolve widespread potential flood problems in a town in Greater Manchester. Bolton Council has called in Lanes to carry out CCTV drainage surveys of culverts, followed by cleaning works, as part of the strategic management of flood risks in the town. The project is being delivered in two phases. Early in 2013, Lanes were commissioned to carry out CCTV drainage surveys of approximately 2,800m of culverted watercourse in 21 locations across the borough. Ian Clapham, Area Development Manager for Lanes North West, said: "We were able to make sure we had the right teams and equipment planned into a detailed and timebound programme. "Our experience working on major highways and flood alleviation projects across the UK means we have been able to meet Bolton Council's technical and time requirements."

With an attractive black textured finish, the 150 x 100 MOG gutters and 100 x 75mm downpipes have created a smart, professional appearance. “We are absolutely delighted with the way it looks,” enthused Tony. The XL Aluminium range allows it to be successfully incorporated on both traditional and modern buildings. Strong aesthetic qualities, ease of installation and value for money make it equally popular for many different applications such as schools, churches, supermarkets, offices and retail outlets.

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Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd Chooses Connexion2’s Identicom Housing Association, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd has signed a three-year contract to protect its lone workers with the award-winning Identicom lone worker device. Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG), established in 2010, provides nearly 6,300 affordable homes and services to its tenants. Employing over 280 staff, over 100 of which are lone workers, management reviewed a number of devices and solutions to help protect these workers. In 2013, CCG signed a three year contract with Connexion2, to provide the BS8484 approved lone worker device, SoloProtect is the leading lone worker safety solution provided by Connexion2, offering the Identicom device, 24/7 manned monitoring, SIM card and mobile network usage, device training and monthly reporting as standard. The solution is fully compliant with BS8484:2011and is the most efficient way to elicit a Police response in the U.K. For further information Tel: 0844 856 6606 or visit – www.connexion2.com

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Winn & Coales International Ltd, specialist ‘Denso’ anti-corrosion and sealing product manufacturers celebrated their 130th Anniversary with a visit last October by HRH The Duke of York. Also in attendance were Deputy Lord Lieutenant Major David Hewer OBE and the Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Mark Bennett. During the visit, His Royal Highness unveiled a commemorative plaque specially commissioned for the occasion and congratulated the company on its success over 130 years of trading due to a combination of innovation, commercial nous and sound manufacturing practices. Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Major David Hewer followed by presenting the company with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2013. Winn & Coales International Ltd Tel: 020 8670 7511. Fax: 020 8761 2456 E:mail@denso.net Web: www.denso.net

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Bank is Fully Protected by Remmers The facade of a Grade 1 listed, four storey high building in London required extensive stone and concrete restoration. Concrete & Corrosion Consultancy Practice was appointed as technical project managers for the refurbishment works. The ornate stone and cornice banding of the facade were being corroded through excessive weathering. Remmers protective coating systems were chosen to meet the highly demanding specification and multiple facade finishes including Limestone.

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Finally, Remmers Elastoflex Facade Paint was applied for its excellent anticarbonation characteristics, resistance to weathering and crack bridging ability.

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Repairs were carried out using Betofix R2, a high build, fast curing concrete repair mortar. Remmers Restoration Mortar was also selected for its ideal restoration and reprofiling properties for masonry as well as ornamental building elements.

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Yeoman Shield appoints new Area Sales Manager

Stunning quartz washroom surfaces from COMPAC

CB Solutions Receive Business of the Year Award

Yeoman Shield has expanded its sales force and recruited Chris Mears as a member of its UK sales division covering the South West region.

Based in Barry, South Wales, Chris who has over 15 years sales experience will be covering the South West area including Avon, Bristol, Ceredigion, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Dyfed, Gwent, Powys, Somerset, Mid, South and West Glamorgan. Chris said: “I am looking forward to getting my teeth into the job, creating a customer portfolio and working as part of the Yeoman Shield team”.

TREND is an innovative technological quartz worksurface and flooring collection from COMPAC which is ideal for a wide range of applications including washrooms for health and sports centres, hotels and spar’s. TREND, COMPAC believes is ecologically superior in its manufacture and composition to any other quartz worksurface currently on the market. COMPAC’s renowned engineering skills have achieved a virtually zero porosity surface without the need for antibacterial chemicals; technological quartz comprises 93 - 95% natural quartz - one of the finest and most durable natural materials. This versatile, high performance product maintains extraordinary hardness, resistance to abrasion and importantly, is easy to clean and maintain. Available in four timeless cool colours.

For further information on Yeoman Shield please visit – www.yeomanshield.com

Tel: 0208 564 9377 E-Mail: London@compac.es Web: www.compac.es

The Parkside Group Ltd are delighted to announce CB Solutions one of their nationwide approved fabricators have been awarded the Medium/Large Business of the Year Award by The Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast Chamber of Commerce. CB Solutions offer a wide range of products which includes Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems and Alu-Timber. CB Solutions have over 28 years experience in construction and working with its associates who include the MPBA and the British Wood Working Federation. CB Solutions are also an accredited ISO 9001:2000 company delivering high quality products and service. CB Solutions, Managing Director, Chris Burrell was overwhelmed to win this award. He stated “It is a real team effort at CB, every member of staff works to the bone and I was delighted that we won as the team have really worked hard for it.”.

Oldest known building material awarded Environmental Product Declaration

It’s great when things just click – Rainline, click and fit technology.

The Brick Development Association’s (BDA) generic brick is the first construction industry product to be verified under BRE Global’s recently launched EN15804 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme.

David Richardson, Director of theBRE Centre for Sustainable Products who presented the EPDsaid ’ ’It is great that they are the first Trade Association and one of the first building materials to be successfully verified under our EPD scheme. Well done to the BDA.’

Unlike plastic systems, Rainline steel gutters and downpipes from Lindab are precision engineered to simply click together for a perfect watertight fit and offer the ultimate in rainwater control. Rainline is hardwearing and robust it will not fade, leak or crack and is comparable in price to a mid-range plastic system. Available in 10 stylish high build polyester colours, the finish of which is guaranteed for 15 years including the increasingly popular Silver Metallic, Rainline is also available in a natural copper finish. With a very low carbon footprint and supported by a range of comprehensive performance and installation guarantees Rainline gives total peace of mind to the architect and building owner.

For further details visit www.brick.org.uk/

For further information visit –www.lindab.co.uk

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Chris will be responsible for sales of Yeoman Shield wall and door protection products to many different market sectors including healthcare, education, retail, sports & leisure centres, hotels, public transportation stations and airports.

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It is based on an internationally-agreed system for calculating and reporting environmental impacts of construction products. It helps manufacturers to understand where the adverse impacts of their products lie so they take action to minimise them.

For further information visit – www.comar-alu.co.uk

Quest Interiors’ completed design and build project for Imperial College at the Centre for Blast Injury Studies. The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College is a collaboration between military and civilian clinicians, scientists and engineers. The Blast Centre collaboration is the first of its kind and will see the development of methods of protecting those serving in current and future conflicts. Quest Interiors worked with the client team at Imperial College team to develop a brief for the new facility. This involved in depth Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings prior to starting works on site, with working visuals to communicate the design. Quest Interiors have delivered several high profile Design & Build and Specialist Refurbishment Works projects on University and higher education estates in and around central London. For further details visit: www.questinteriors.com


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Is the new website that has been especially developed to provide FREE support for householders and professionals interested or involved in the development of new and existing basements and cellars. The site provides invaluable information relating to the choice of tanking system, correct spec., and all the common issues relating to the development of under utilised underground space in the home.

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Leading Company Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards Harrison Thompson & Co., whose well-known building products include Yeoman Shield, the UK market leader in the supply and installation of wall & door protection and Yeoman Rainguard, one of the UK's leading providers of rainwater systems, has achieved ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS). Speaking on behalf of Harrison Thompson, which also has Quality Assurance ISO9001:2008 accreditation, director Phil Christopher, said: “We are delighted to have achieved the ISO 14001 Standard which demonstrates to customers and staff our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. For further details on Yeoman Shield products visit www.yeomanshield.com or www.rainguard.co.uk

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Rapierstar screws and fixings are manufactured to the highest quality, exceeding EU standards and carrying CE marking. StarTurn woodscrews and StarFix plugless masonry fixings deliver all round superior performance when compared with similar fixings due to the unique, European patented, StarForm™ cutting thread - providing faster insertion with reduced torque. The thread begins at the very point of the screw, which means that starting is virtually instant and a lubricated finish improves speed of insertion screws are also plated to exceed all industry technical recommendations. The unique StarForm™ cutting thread is a true cutting thread - unlike the thread forms found on other screw fixings which merely give the impression of a cutting thread due to the presence of (largely ineffectual) clearance channels. The StarForm™ thread provides superior performance by self tapping a reciprocal thread into the substrate. Benefits include; better resistance to the fixing pulling out of the anchor base due to the more effective thread engagement and reduced torque required to drive in (up to 30% less). There is a huge advantage in using CE-marked fixing products. Not only are Rapierstar StarTurn and StarFix screws available with all of the necessary accreditations and proof of meeting standards, you also have the reassurance of tested and approved fasteners forming the cornerstone of your construction project.

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Darrock & Brown builds fuel savings When it comes to specialist restoration and conservation work, few builders can claim the expertise and experience of Cornwall’s Darrock & Brown. The Bodmin-based company runs a fleet of 10 vans and pick-up trucks, from a variety of manufacturers. All Darrock & Brown vehicles have one thing in common: they run on diesel. “It just makes commercial sense,” says Managing director Bill Gladwell. To be more precise, the company’s vehicles mostly run on Texaco diesel, although they can also be refuelled at supermarkets – Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-Operative – at Moto service stations and at smaller, independent chains. Darrock & Brown’s drivers each carry a Texaco Fastfuel card, supplied by Fuel Card Services. Darrock & Brown chose the Texaco fuel card, after comparing it with everything else available, for the savings and convenience. The fixed weekly pricing means that it pays, typically, up to 4p per litre less than national average pump prices. www.fuelcardservices.com/fastfuel/

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Celebrating 20 years of the innovative Helibeam System – and its UK Approved Installer network

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For 20 years the innovative Helibeam System has been at the heart of Helifix’s fully concealed, non-disruptive masonry repair strategies. Developed to provide a rapid, cost-effective means of restoring structural integrity to failed masonry without expensive and disruptive taking down and rebuilding, it also prompted the company to establish the nationwide network of Helifix trained Approved Installers which maintains superior standards of workmanship. The Helibeam System provides a sympathetic structural solution where masonry has lost its load bearing capabilities due to ground movement, component failure, weathering or increased loads and stresses. All Helifix technical datasheets and over 100 standard Repair Details, covering all common structural masonry faults, can be found at www.helifix.co.uk/downloads

Revo Group sets the standard for success with new accreditation

Denso Protal Again Chosen for Brine Fields Weld Joints

Windsor-based Revo Group has proved its excellence in business performance after passing a rigorous independent assessment and accreditation process. The company can now forge links with blue-chip businesses such as Selfridges, Morrison’s Airbus, SGP Property and Facilities Management, General Healthcare Group, Punch Taverns, Arcadia Group, Wolseley and Superdrug, after qualifying as an Altius Assured Vendor. Gary Plant, MD at award-winning Altius Vendor Assessment, says: “Revo has demonstrated to our expert assessors that it’s a top supplier. This provides complete assurance that it is in sound financial health, with all the necessary health and safety systems, insurance coverage, and other requirements in place to be a competent supplier to large corporate customers. We are delighted to welcome the team as one of our assured contractors.” For further details visit: www.revogroup.co.uk/

Having used Winn & Coales Denso Protal, with its corrosion resistant properties, to coat steel welded joints and fittings on the 900mm Stublach Minimum Offtake contract for National Grid, J Murphy and Sons Limited have again chosen Denso Protal 7000 brush grade to protect additional welded joints and fittings. These are on the 750mm bi-directional pipeline tie-in to the Minimum Offtake to connect the underground Gas Storage Infrastructure being developed by Storengy UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Gaz de France.

Travis Perkins Group Ready to Halp Installers Looking To Benefit From The RHI

Make the best use of space in the bathroom with Shift

Leading names from the Travis Perkins Group, including merchants Travis Perkins, CCF, City Plumbing Supplies (CPS), and Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS), backed by the expertise of Sustainable Building Supplies (SBS) and Solfex, have announced they are “RHI ready” thanks to a combination of services, knowledge, and product availability which have been developed to support installers and builders. To help installers access the RHI opportunity, CCF, CPS, PTS, Solfex, and Travis Perkins have worked together to develop a range of assessment, training, accreditation, and mentoring services to make it easy for installers to comply with regulations.

Space saving and cleverly designed products may be in high demand, but compromising on style is not negotiable. Leading bathroom manufacturer VitrA has created its innovative Shift range with the team at Noa to provide a whole host of sophisticated design savvy solutions. The Shift range includes 10 basins, 4 WCs and 2 bidets. It also has a wide selection of furniture which is available in four stylish finishes; high gloss white, anthracite grey, zebrano and mountain larch.

To find out more about the RHI and how Travis Perkins Group can help, call our Helpline on 0800 688 8388. We will display our full RHI offer on the Travis Perkins Group Ecobuild stand: N620/21 Tuesday 4 March Thursday 6 March.

Winn & Coales Denso Protal coatings give effective anti-corrosion properties by forming a firmly bound corrosion inhibiting film on the metal surface. The result is a thick, effective physical barrier against air and moisture which remains permanently flexible. The brush grade can be applied by plural Hydrocat spray. Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd Tel: 020 8670 7511 E-mail: mail@denso.net or visit: www.denso.net

Ideal for compact ensuites or cloakrooms, the Shift guest unit makes a brilliant use of the space underneath the basin. Its nifty folding concertina door opens to reveal storage space, whilst minimising its projection into the room. The Shift guest unit (£384) is shown here in white with the Shift 50cm washbasin (£137). For further information visit – www.vitra.co.uk


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First 840 Space Primary School Opens in Bristol


Recent stories about the shortage of primary places means adopting an innovative approach and thanks to the design by Bath based architects, Batterham Matthews Design, popular Air Balloon school in Bristol able to accommodate 840 places by September Edwardian Art Nouveau style buildings. A long overdue re-organisation of existing buildings has increased the school’s capacity from 630 to 840 places. A new classroom outside and a new school kitchen complete the expansion. Extensive consultation at an early stage with the school community, English Heritage and the planners has meant that the project has been well received by the local community. Headteacher Rob Worsfold said: “The design really took my breath away and the vision was so inspiring that it was easy for the school to join in and co-operate on the full project. We now have increased outside space, far greater security and beautiful buildings. This parents for September were a joy to behold when they arrived for a new parents’ evening, back to see such an impressive school.” George Batterham of Batterham Matthews said: “It is an honour and Weston at the turn of the century. Our design for a new twelve-classroom building completes the fourth side of a central courtyard. “A modern, glazed link complements the rich texture of the original stone buildings either side. A long, three-metre wide boardwalk provides a new spine through the building, linking the old and new together into a cohesive whole.” contractor Skanska and Bristol City Council seven years ago, carried It has also expanded and refurbished 13 primaries and plans are being developed to increase a further 10-15 schools to help Bristol meet its need for 5,000 more primary school places by 2016. Following on from the design and successful expansion of another Bristol school, Hannah More from 270 to 420 places, where six new classrooms were placed on the roof of the existing school, both schools are designed with an additional 20% carbon reduction on Building Regulation requirements, achieved via the City Council’s Core Strategy, supported by both Skanska and Batterham Matthews, and is a positive step toward providing more structurally insulated timber panels and timber cladding ensure an

projects involving the refurbishment and extension of existing buildings provide individual challenges during the design and construction phases. Having a strong, pro-active team is the only way to achieve success. Batterham Matthews have been very successful in producing designs that all parties approve of.” Batterham Matthews Design is a design led architectural practice dedicated to environmentally conscious and sustainable design energy and space. Above all, we endeavour to bring natural light and sound ecological thinking into each building, new and old.

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Akuaarts is a London based design and fabrication studio – that undertakes commissioned work from private individuals and corporate clients such as hotels, offices and shopping malls to design and produce an array of artefacts such as Sculptures,Architectural pieces,paintings and Murals. Depending on a customer's requirements these artefacts can be manufactured in various mediums such as bronze, fiberglass, wood & stone. Akuaarts is committed to provide originality and excellence in the creation of sculptures and artworks through committed practices. Akuaarts principal designer Prasad Shetty will engage with the customer and be able to transform a customer’s conceptual idea into a tangible object. Akuaarts will liaise with the customer throughout the whole process from customer engagement to installation at the customer's site. Log into Akuaarts website www.akuaarts.com or call – (mbl) 07956186820 email: hello@akuaarts.com

New Spreader Throws Out Answers To Saving Money, Materials and Space DMMP Limited, the UK distributor of EarthWay, is launching the most advanced spreader available to the UK market. It promises to save materials, storage space and money through extremely accurate application. The heavy-duty EarthWay® EV-N-SPRED® Flex-Select® spreader is highly adaptable and can be either pushed by hand or towed by a vehicle and used for more than one purpose throughout the year. The revolutionary feature of interchangeable trays enables the spreader to be used in all seasons. DMMP believe that this represents a saving of money, time and space for green keeping professionals. There are three unique output trays which can be easily swapped over by the user,. A high output tray applies large granular materials. The low output tray accurately applies small gauge materials. The EV-N-SPRED® Pro Shut Off standard output tray is the proven most accurate mechanism for granular materials and fertilisers. For more information please call 0845 643 9776 or visit www.dmmp.co.uk

REPEAT ORDER FIVE YEARS LATER SITS PRETTY WITH FURNITURE IMPORTER Five years ago, a care home organisation took delivery of PolyWood tables and chairs for its Margate site, and has just taken delivery of more PolyWood garden furniture for its new Brentwood residence, the Beeches. DMMP, which imports the weather-proof PolyWood furniture and is the UK distributor, is delighted with this vote of confidence.

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“By now, after five years in constant use and exposure to the elements, equivalent outdoor furniture made from timber may well be on its last legs, or desperately needing intensive maintenance,” explains managing director Marcus Palmer, “but the PolyWood furniture in Margate has needed nothing more than a few washdowns. It still looks as good as new, proving a wise investment. We’re delighted to have supplied more furniture for this new development in Brentwood.”

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The Miramar Signature Care home in Brentwood, Essex, has installed a variety of PolyWood tables and chairs with cushions. The design of the project was by Leisure Concepts Architects from Kenilworth. They specified the Traditional Garden range of furniture in Sand. The Beeches in Brentwood is a purpose-built care home embracing elegant living comprising 99 private apartments with landscaped gardens, dining areas, a cafe and even a cinema room. As the PolyWood furniture is classically-styled and finished in a neutral colour, it has fitted easily into the outdoor areas providing stylish al fresco dining or seating for socialising; its unique

recycled plastic material affords not only comfort and stability but year-round maintenance-free care. As the furniture can be left outdoors as it is weather-proof, staff time does not need to be spent moving it and residents can quickly take advantage of unexpectedly warm and sunny days. “We think the PolyWood furniture looks superb in this location,” concludes Marcus. “It really blends in well and fits in with the style created by the architects and the organisation. Their residents would expect top quality garden furniture from a home like The Beeches, and we were thrilled to supply it.” The PolyWood range offers an environmentallyresponsible solution to the millions of plastic bottles thrown away in landfills. Pellets of processed, recycled bottles are extruded to create plastic ‘timber’ which is then hand-crafted in exactly the same way as natural timber to create PolyWood’s stunning outdoor furniture range. Proven over time, Poly-Wood is unaffected by sun, rain, snow, sleet, wind, saltwater, chlorine and mildew. As it is non-porous and uses stainless steel fixings, the furniture can be left outside all year round even in the most hostile of climates; washing with a mild detergent will keep it clean. For advice or to learn more about PolyWood,

please call 0845 643 9776 or visit www.dmmp.co.uk

Watford Junction Benefits from Total Brett Solution for Paving and Bus Kerbs Brett Landscaping has underlined its ability to bring exceptional functionality and aesthetics to commercial landscaping installations with a 15,000m2 project to upgrade the bus interchange at Watford Junction Station. The Brett solution integrates the company’s specialist Kassel bus boarding kerbs with its Omega and Piatto block paving ranges to provide a harmonious palette of colours and textures on the project. Watford Junction Station has undergone an extensive overhaul this year. Crucial to the paving element of the project was the addition of contemporary kerb solutions at bus stop areas in order to allow for better vehicle positioning and therefore improved customer safety during embarkation. Brett Landscaping was commissioned as the key supplier for the complete hard landscaping project due to its expertise in this field. For further information Tel: 0845 60 80 570


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External Works & Landscaping Natural Paving Products APPROVED SCHEME: 2013 AWARD WINNERS AND 2014 IMPROVEMENTS

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Natural Paving Products were once again faced with an impressive number of high quality and innovative entries from landscaping professionals for its 2013 Approved Scheme Members Quality Awards. With just over 50 entries shortlisted across the three categories, the final stage of judging in early January was quite a task. However after tough deliberations, Natural Paving Products is pleased to reveal the winners of its 2013 annual quality awards: The Best Patio Award goes to Greenbelt Landscapes The Best Driveway Award goes to TDS Paving and Landscaping The Best Overall Design goes to Cotswold Paving and Landscaping Greenbelt Landscapes, based in the North West, are no strangers to winning and after a number of Premier Gold Medals at various RHS Flower Shows in 2013, were an obvious choice for Best Patio, after submitting a stunning and highly technical project. TDS Paving and Landscaping from the South East took the winners prize for Best Driveway with an installation that made clever use of design and space, creating an impressive and desirable connection from home to garage. Cotswolds Paving and Landscaping based in the South West claimed the Best Overall Design with a highly innovative, intricate and exquisite design. Creating the outdoor space for such a stunning property was not going to be easy, however Cotswold Paving and Landscaping created the homeowners, a garden to match the grandeur and beauty of their home. . To find out about more the 2013 winners or for eligibility and instructions for the 2014 awards please contact Natural Paving on 0845 072 1150 or Email sales@naturalpaving.co.uk. You can also visit the website www.naturalpaving.co.uk

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nora flooring specified for the University of Ulster Coleraine Campus

New Resin Flooring is a Natural Solution for Greenhouse Project

Frequently used in schools worldwide, nora flooring systems has recently installed their norament® 926 crossline flooring within the canteens at the University of Ulster Coleraine Campus in Co. Londonderry. Norament® 926 crossline is offered in 16 expressive colours and features a subtle 3D texture, inspired by hand-crafted woodcuts. It is made from high-quality rubber and carries the Blue Angel certification for low emissions. The physical environment has a strong influence on learning and floor coverings are a large contributor to the built environment. Nora rubber flooring provides an attractive visual appearance, which is preserved for many years thanks to the durability and wear resistance of the resilient material. nora also benefits from low VOC’s; providing a superior indoor air quality. For more information contact nora flooring systems. Tel. 01788 513 160 www.nora.com/uk

Specialist resin systems supplier Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) has tackled one of its greenest briefs yet and has supplied flooring to the UK’s largest greenhouse project, Thanet Earth. Thanet Earth, which is based in Birchington in Kent, boasts the accolade of being the country’s biggest single production site of salad crops such as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. RSL supplied a Chablis resin flooring in the canteen and offices owned by tomato specialists, Kaaij Greenhouses UK Ltd. Resuflor was chosen because it is a self-smoothing, seamless floor which combines outstanding wearing properties with an attractive finish. Resupen was then applied to provide a matt appearance. For more information please visit www.resinsurfaces.co.uk or call 0161 483 1232

The Solid Wood Flooring Company manufacturers FSC hardwoods such as Oak, Maple and Walnut to create stunning wood floors for high quality interiors.

Pukka flooring for Jamie’s restaurant FOODIES visiting Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall can admire more than just the cooking after Tarkett produced a bespoke floor for the popular eatery. As part of a recent renovation project, the flooring experts from Tarkett’s Floorcraft Design team were commissioned to produce a unique design. Using 128,000 individually cut tiles, the team created a repeating black and beige pattern that was installed at the entrance and around the bar area. 80 square metres of flooring was created from Tarkett’s Luxury Vinyl Tile iD Inspiration 70 range. Samantha Jones, Head of Tarkett’s Floorcraft Design Service said: “Producing the flooring required us to cut exact replicas of thousands of tiny tiles no bigger that 25mm. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail was vital. A sonic blade was used to cut the tiles. For further information visit: www.tarkett.com

Want peace of mind on a prestigious project?

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We create wood floor to Architects and Designers requirement to match the interior décor We are involved in fitting out Berkeley homes prestigious apartments as well as Museums, Hotel, Restaurants and commercial offices. Clients included Four Seasons Hotel in Baku, Museums in the UK, Palaces in Kuwait, Hotels such as Hilton (pictured above) and Raddison and department stores. Our list of clients is endless and our wood works in any situation being a natural and sustainable product. See our latest antique parquet in the Le Bistro Peirre restaurants and our Bamboo in Chicago. If we do not have what you want we will make it for you.

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Wigan Youth Zone is at the centre of the community and aims to help young people develop real and achievable aspirations. UZIN products were used to install 600m2 of new safety flooring following a refurbishment of the Youth Centre in 2013. The flooring contractor, iFloor UK Ltd turned to UZIN because minimising risk was essential on such a prestigious project which involved installing an intricate flooring design at the heart of the building. UZIN provide fail safe installation systems and low emission products which are required in sensitive environments such as youth centres. Firstly UZIN PE 280, a rapid primer was first applied to the floor before UZIN NC 160, a heavy duty levelling compound was installed. UZIN KE 66, a fibre reinforced adhesive was then used to install the safety floor covering. The elaborate pattern incorporated different colours and the subsequent finish was outstanding. The feedback from the client was also great and iFloor UK Ltd ended up completing several additional areas as a result. For further details visit: www.uzin.co.uk or www.iflooruk.co.uk For information about Wigan Youth Zone visit:www.wiganyouthzone.org or call: 01788 530 080


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Floors & Flooring REFURBISH, DON’T REPLACE YOUR FLOOR!! Dr Schutz, the German floor care company offers PU Design, an innovative solution that quickly and easily transforms tired, damaged or old floors, at a fraction of the time and cost of an entire floor replacement – particularly relevant in these costconscious times! This new system makes it possible to create a bespoke design that can be created to suit individual interiors, tastes or particular needs. Lothar Schutz, Managing Director of Dr-Schutz explains, “There are millions of square feet of existing floors that require renovation because they are worn, used or damaged by high traffic - or they simply no longer suit the user’s style or interior design. We recognised this need and developed PU Design - a flooring product which can save money, reduce waste material AND breathe life into tired interior designs. By cleaning the existing floor and then applying the PU Design colour and protection layers, it is possible to create fresh, exciting and safe new flooring schemes at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. It’s a new product offering real benefits to end-users!”

stripped to remove all the layers of dirt and old polish. Then, the new colour layer is applied. There are ten standard colours and 200 RAL available to special order – so a phenomenal range of design options is available. At this point colour chips, logos, signage or corporate branding can be inserted onto the floor if desired. Then lastly, one layer of PU 100 sealant is applied to give a hardwearing finish and protection to the new floor. Once in place, the floor is preserved through simple routine maintenance and with general cleaning and a coat of PU Sealer once every 2-3 years, the floor will remain looking new and well protected throughout its lifetime.

The freshness, colour and design freedom PU Design offers is a perfect fit for architects, facilities managers and interior designers, and the end-users will appreciate it across the board; from schools and colleges, through to retail outlets and warehouses – indeed any floor with high traffic areas. Suitable for use with vinyl, linoleum and rubber floors, PU Design can also be used on all resilient and industrial floors, including concrete and epoxy flooring.

Amazingly this floor transformation can be completed in less than two working days. Contrast this with the 5-6 days of downtime that laying a new floor involves, the appeal of PU Design is obvious. In addition, this offers an eco friendly method for renovating a floor system as it avoids waste, pollution and noise.

Applying PU Design is a simple three stage process. Firstly, the original floor is thoroughly cleaned and

Dr Schutz offers training courses throughout the year and the PU Design system is available from the company’s network of accredited flooring contractors.

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KNAUF INSULATION’S CHANGING ROOMS London based housing association, Guinness South – part of The Guinness Partnership, embarked on an ambitious energy refurbishment program across 80 of its Victorian street properties to improve the thermal performance, using Knauf Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) system.

a last minute risk-managed decision by the principal main contractor to bring Knauf Insulation on board as a supplier that would be able to deliver and supply on all these counts. “Knauf Insulation gave the comfort and reassurance that the system was not just for sale; that it was proven to work, they had the technical expertise to support this and they were the main contractor to install the product, thereby underwriting the credibility of the product and not compromising on the warranty.

As one of the largest providers in the country, Guinness South looked

“There were also more practical considerations when it came to choosing the right system as with all our properties occupied by tenants, we

As all contractors have been able to coordinate with one another on the project, it has meant that the works carried out have

The extruded polystyrene content (XPS) of EcoStuds provide a high level of thermal and moisture resistance, as well as

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solution to ‘whole houseby delivering outstanding thermal performance and comfort through a very straightforward and easy to use installation process. The simplicity of the ThermoShell IWI system allows a competent tradesman to become an approved installer, and

kitchens and bathrooms on the Mortlake Estate, in West London to provide them with modern facilities and warmer homes. Rolston Dennis, Planned Maintenance Surveyor for Guinness South said: “Although our initial plan was to install new bathroom suites and kitchen units, we recognised the need to upgrade the energy performance of overall and thought this was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of reducing

over other systems that use rigid insulation boards, which have the potential to cause air leakage if they are not cut and installed accurately. Overall, the ThermoShell IWI system is almost 13 per cent more timber stud system of the same thickness. Rolston continued: “The materials used in the Knauf Insulation ThermoShell IWI system are of a very high quality and strength. For example, the EcoStuds are able to hold weights of up to 200kg, which is exactly what we required when

groceries. expert technical support and accredited products that our customers will

had to explore a range of insulation systems

“We needed to ensure that the suppliers we used to upgrade the thermal

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The system incorporates Earthwool® EcoBatts, high performance, water repellent glass mineral wool

IWI system was perfect for this project as it is simple to install and could be basis. Furthermore, the ThermoShell IWI system allowed for plumbing, heating, electrical and carpentry contractors to work around each other.

system using a traditional

warmer homes for years to come and ultimately have lower energy bills.”

lining techniques. No the system can be installed on a room-by-room basis, or as part of a whole house refurbishment plan. The use of thermally engineered insulated studs (EcoStud) eliminates the thermal bridging issue associated with traditional systems incorporating timber and metal studs.

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Heatec cast iron new ranges The Heatec range of Cast Iron Radiators has been enhanced by the inclusion of three new models to Heatec’s European manufactured ranges of Cast Iron. The Imperial Victorian range now includes heights of 430mm, 580mm, and 980mm as standard, as well as the original 680mm high model. Additionally 5 column, 3 column and 2 column Cast Iron Victorian Radiators are available on request. The very popular Bohemia range has seen the new 990mm high Radiator added to the standard range. BUT offered for the first time is the NEW Designer range of BOHEMIA RETRO Cast Iron Radiators suitable for traditional buildings and very modern designer homes… All Models of HEATEC Cast Iron Radiators are available for both wet system and electric applications. For further information please contact Heatec EV, Heating Direct Limited Tel: 0845 872 6667. Web: www.heatecev.com

Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd Eco ICID, the twin wall insulated System Chimney specifically designed for stoves, is now available in two finishes: stainless steel and black painted. The black finish matches the black Prima Smooth connecting flue pipe range, creating an attractive black flue right up to the ceiling. Eco ICID has easy to install twist lock connections and is available in diameters 125mm, 150mm, 180mm and 200mm.

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Evomax Wall Hung Condensing Boilers Deliver High Output and High Efficiency Ideal Commercial Boilers has been creating heating solutions for over 100 years, all of which have been uniquely designed for the UK marketplace. The Evomax is the company’s flagship high efficiency condensing boiler model, offering one of the highest outputs of any commercial wall hung boiler on the market. Designed for ease of installation, commissioning and servicing, the Evomax expands the options for commercial buildings, with available outputs ranging from 30kW to 150kW. In addition to its lightweight design, supported through quality build and aesthetics, siting is made easy with a selection of room-sealed and open flue system choices. For more information about the company’s condensing boiler ranges or alternative heating solutions, please email commercial@idealheating.com, call 01482 492251 or go to www.idealcommercialheating.com

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SELECTAGLAZE HELPS MODERNISE “A MODEL OF SOCIAL HOUSING & URBAN LIVING” Basterfield House, Golden Lane Estate

The World War II Blitz saw the devastating destruction of vast areas of the City of London. Following the war, the local authority urgently needed to provide “general needs” council housing for the multitude of people who served or worked in the City, particularly single people and young couples. In 1951 a competition was announced inviting architects to design an estate within the 7 acre Golden Lane area of East London. The competition attracted dozens of entrants but was eventually

I am very happy with my new secondary glazing units as they have noticeably improved both noise and thermal insulation, while looking contemporary and also operating smoothly. Additionally, the service received from Selectaglaze was professional and gave me complete confidence throughout the design and installation process

Powell and two of his fellow lecturers in architecture at Kingston Polytechnic (now Kingston University School of Architecture), entered the competition on the understanding that whom so ever won, all three would work together on the project. Three decades later the resulting partnership of Peter (Joe) Chamberlin, Christoph Bon went on to design the neighbouring Barbican Centre. In addition to housing, the estate provides social facilities for residents, including a swimming

pool, gym, nursery, pub, tennis courts (originally created as a bowling green), together with police and to create an “urban microcosm” in line with the local authority’s post-war planning and housing commitment to quality design for urban living. The development of multistorey buildings provided a combination of studio 554 in total, set within beautifully landscaped grounds. When completed, the estate became a symbol of post-war

recovery, regarded as a model of “social integration” with early tenants including caretakers, clergymen, secretaries. The Estate saw further development during the late 1950’s-early 1960’s and is now home to 1,500 people with approximately half of the properties having been sold on long leases under the “Right to Buy” Scheme launched in 1980; the remainder having been retained by the City of London Corporation for


A Series 90 vertical sliding unit was installed behind the upper sections of a window in such a way that the secondary glazing is demountable to ensure unimpeded maintenance access to the original sliding sash window. The anodised

of the original aluminium windows in order to retain the character and internal design of the property. The property’s owner, Peter Luckham says: “I am very happy with my new secondary glazing units as they have noticeably improved both noise and thermal insulation, while looking contemporary and also operating smoothly. Additionally, the service received from Selectaglaze was professional and gave In the 1990’s the estate received Grade II and Grade II* Listing as buildings of “special architectural interest” in view of its importance as an example of post-war residential architecture. Listing restricts owner’s freedom to make to individual dwellings, as is the case with the original aluminium windows which, in most instances, do not meet modern standards of thermal and noise insulation. As the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer

of secondary glazing systems, together with their unparalleled credentials working alongside Heritage bodies within Listed and sensitive buildings, Selectaglaze was the obvious choice to consult to provide a solution to the problems associated with the windows. Selectaglaze and Diamond Architects worked closely together on meticulous detailing of the secondary glazing. In order to meet the City of London’s exacting conservation requirements to obtain Listed Building consent

the secondary glazing was designed so that it does not disturb the existing slim window framing and is not externally visible. The maisonette shown here was treated with Selectaglaze’s Series 10 slimline horizontal sliding units in the lounge and bedrooms, including one special unit which was designed to allow the sash to slide into an adjacent pocketed wall, thus remaining concealed when opened.

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throughout the design and installation process”. Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant holder Selectaglaze leads the way with innovative and informative literature – including the company’s comprehensive Product Guide, Energy Conservation Guidance Notes and the recently launched Designer brochure, interior designers in mind. Selectaglaze’s literature is free upon request. Copies can be obtained from the Marketing Department on 01727 837271 or via the company’s website: www. selectaglaze.co.uk


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Time and Space Demands were No Match for Keston Boilers at QPR Football Stadium

New Combi Biomass Boiler Burns Logs and Pellets

British manufacturer Keston has designed and supplied a boiler rig solution for QPR Football Stadium in Shepherds Bush, London, to meet challenging installation requirements. Their prompt action ensured that the Club was able to meet official regulations within an extremely small timeframe, preventing them from incurring a considerable fine. Just a few weeks before Sky Sports and the BBC were scheduled to attend the Club’s first home game of the season, League Officials presented QPR with strict regulations that effectively demanded the replacement of the entire hot water system. The gas engineer in charge of finding a solution was Tim Ayres of Prompt Services, he commented, “The decision to select Keston was simple, as no other manufacturer was able to meet the exacting requirements and strict deadline demanded by QPR.” For more information please call 01482 443005 or go to www.keston.co.uk

New from Thermal Earth is a combined biomass boiler able to burn both split logs and wood pellets. This innovative wood and pellet boiler is made by the established Slovakian company Attack which has now manufactured and sold half a million products around the world. With a large 160 litre feeding chamber, this biomass boiler can automatically change from wood burning to pellet burning and can accept logs up to 560mm long. It has a generous heat output of 25kW using wood and 30kW when burning pellets and can continuously burn at full output for 6 hours. The Attack combined biomass boiler is ideal for residential or commercial heating and can integrate with underfloor heating, radiators, domestic hot water and solar thermal. Further information is available from Thermal Earth web : www.thermalearth.co.uk

Training on your doorstep with the new BPEC2U ventilation rig from Greenwood Airvac Introducing a brand new training initiative for ventilation installation training, Greenwood Airvac launches the first mobile ventilation rig that brings BPEC accredited training courses to your doorstep – BPEC2U. The mobile rig is part of the fully accredited BPEC training to provide practical training for their Domestic Ventilation Installation Training Course. Comprising a fully functional heat recovery system, semi-rigid ducting, plus the facility for power testing and balancing as required by BPEC, the rig gives installers hands-on experience in the installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of ventilation systems. The Greenwood BPEC2U course is designed to assist installers in delivering Guaranteed Installed Performance first time, every time. To book please call Greenwood Airvac on 01903 777135 or email info@greenwood.co.uk. www.youtube.com/watch?v=M67Rp7bXDx4.

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Ecodan helps keep heating bills down in hybrid installation

Storage heating is dead! Efficient Electric central heating is here to stay!

Ecodan wins best home energy solution at national improvement awards

The installation of an Ecodan air source heat pump into a 3-bedroom detached house in Bedfordshire has demonstrated how effectively the heat pump will work in conjunction with traditional heating systems to maximise efficiency and reduce both installation costs and emissions. The 5kW Ecodan and pre-plumbed 180-litre cylinder was installed in April and is working as a hybrid heating system with a gas boiler and a wood burning stove, to provide all the heating and hot water the family of three needs. The timber-framed, brick-clad house was built in 2006 and, with a young baby in the home the family has a high hot water demand. Despite this requiring high water temperatures, the system has returned a COP (Coefficient of Performance) of 3.0. The Knight family is also expecting to benefit from around £500 a year payments when the Renewable Heat Incentive starts in April. Visit – www.heating.mitsubishielectric.co.uk

It exists – NOW, Specifically I designed to replace the bulky, inefficient and poor control of outdated storage heating, we have the solution for easy upgrade to an advanced, stylish and efficient central heating system which YOU control. Popular in Continental Europe for some time, our easily installed central heating systems are also now competitive with oil and LPG running costs, and the cheap non—invasive installation and zero maintenance is making them increasingly popular with developers in new build and redevelopment projects, even when gas is available.

Mitsubishi Electric’s fourth generation of Ecodan air source heat pumps has just been recognised as ‘Best Home Energy Solution’ at the National Home Improvement Council Awards. The judges praised the system for providing: “a sustainable way of reducing the burden of energy costs for tenants and those struggling in these tough economic conditions.” Baroness Verma, representing the Department of Energy and Climate Change and David Carver, Chairman of NHIC were on hand to present the award. “We were delighted to receive this recognition as we have worked hard to make Ecodan suitable for both new buildings and old,” explained Martin Fahey, Sustainable Solutions Manager who collected the Award. “It was particularly encouraging that the judges acknowledged how the technology can help hard pressed households reduce their bills.”

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Home Automation TECHNOLOGY FIRM HELPS COMMUNITY SAVE ‘BIG’ Ewgeco helps Scottish community make savings of almost 50 per cent A leading Scottish energy management firm has helped a residential community near Aberdeen reduce its energy spend by almost 50 per cent thanks to its award-winning traffic-light display technology. Ewgeco, based in Edinburgh, is the creator of realtime energy monitoring systems which measure energy sources in homes and businesses. The company was asked to take part in ‘The Great Big Energy Saving Challenge’ which aired on BBC Two Scotland last night (31 October 2013, 9pm). As part of the trial, six families in Stonehaven were challenged to cut the amount of electricity and gas they used by 30 per cent in just three weeks. With the help of practical advice from experienced energy and engineering specialists, the families monitored the energy they were using over the course of the project and reacted to any excessive use by lowering electricity and gas levels when they were being used unnecessarily. To identify where electricity and gas was being wasted, the families used Ewgeco’s in-premises display systems which work by gathering real-time data

from metering points and present it instantly on an easy-to-read energy display. The displays use a traffic light system, which alerted the families to where immediate improvements to energy efficiency could be made. Over the course of the project, the families saw collective savings of just under 50 per cent in three weeks by simply being more aware of the energy they were using and changing their behaviour to reduce wasted energy. Ewgeco chief executive, George McGhee said: “On average, 20 per cent of the energy used in UK households is wasted through inefficient behaviour such as:

lights left on when they’re not needed, heating being used when no one is in or heating being set higher than it needs to be. Inefficient light bulbs can also add to this further. “The impressive results from the families in Stonehaven shows that meters with in-premises display like ours can put householders in control of their energy use, allowing them to adapt their behaviour to save money on their energy bills and offset the increasing price hikes we have been seeing so much of recently.” For more information about Ewgeco, please visit: www.ewgeco.com

Established in 1995, Smartcomm has always been revolutionary in home automation systems and this is reflected in the

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Smartcomm are specialists in both residential and commercial projects, providing a comprehensive service at every stage from consultation and design, project management and engineering right through to installation, training and technical support. Whatever your requirements may be; lighting, video, audio, climate control, surveillance and more, we take care of every last detail in order to deliver the completed project exactly as our clients envisage it.

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Our team of designers, programmers and engineers are highly skilled with over 15 years of industry experience. With our specialist knowledge, extensive experience and collaboration with leading architects, interior designers and contractors have meant we have had the pleasure of producing some of the most beautiful and sophisticated installations in the UK and abroad. At Smartcomm we don’t just leave after the installation is complete we are also here to safeguard, monitor and maintain you Audio Visual System. The Service and Support you get after the installation of your Av system is just as important as the AV systems themselves, even if the system was installed by an alternative company, Smartcomm ensures you will always receive the highest level of care and priority support for your system. Contact us now to find out how we can make your dream project a reality. T: 01494 471 912 E: info@smartcomm.co.uk W: www.smartcomm.co.uk


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The Interiors Group Fit-out Amadeus The Interiors Group, working with The Devonshire Partnership, have completed a refurbishment for Amadeus UK & Ireland, who are a leading provider of IT solutions to the travel and tourism industry. Amadeus enables the industry to become better connected by providing smarter technology solutions that links leading travel providers (including full service carriers and low-cost airlines, hotels, rail operators, cruise and ferry operators, car rental companies, travel insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (including both travellers. refurbishment of an existing space with the branded reception and new break out spaces. Michael Short, Director of Operations for Amadeus UK & Ireland commented: “The Interiors Group approached this project with some great ideas to implement the design concepts and were always able to adapt to changes along the way, whilst still delivering the building to timetable. Their practical approach and positive attitude throughout the eight week project”

The Interiors Group carried out a lot of work to get the project just right, in terms of design options and making sure the manufacturer had the correct information. A particular challenge was the co-ordination of the positions of the fantiles located in the front of house areas that were within the nice timber head on, ensuring fantiles were positioned in a way so as not to be too prominent and therefore spoil the intended design. The colour scheme throughout looks striking, utilising Amadeus’ company colour palette of royal blue and white. Visitors are welcomed by the large blue Amadeus logo behind the white gloss cupboards have sky blue tops with a combination of sky blue and white chairs. A movable foldable partition was installed in the training room, which The Interiors Group had to custom -make due to the perimeter of the building the ceiling was at a lower level, so they had come up with a detail that accounted for the change in ceiling height. This is yet another successful project that went outcome. The Interiors Group have over 25 years experience delivering stunning commercial environments. They are widely proven and trusted by both clients and professional project managers to deliver business environments on time and on budget. Visit The Interiors Group’s website at www.interiorsgroup.co.uk


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Tojo-dreh The shelve consists of two different parts - the shelves in powder-coated steel profile, as well as the supports of solid wood. When building up the supports it will purely be rotated to the desired position you want. In the bottoms of the pieces of wood are magnets incorporated that give the shelf a firm stand without the individual parts must be fixed. The shelf is available in base and extension units material Shelves, steel profile white powder coated Supports, solid wood in oak raw dimensions Shelves: 141/28 cm, Shelf brackets: 35 cm high and Upright: 6 cm high design eigenwert, Switzerland

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Designs on Film for Refurbishment Solutions In this age of sustainability requirements and cost effective refurbishment solutions, designers can now offer their clients the opportunity to transform their existing furniture and fittings by way of a dramatic makeover thanks to Interior Film from David Clouting Ltd Manufactured by LG Hausys, Interior Film is a self-adhesive, decorative film designed for a wide range of interior applications from hotel receptions, restaurants and bars to offices, shops and leisure facilities. It’s quick and easy to install and rooms can be dramatically transformed in hours. Interior Film is exclusively available from David Clouting in a range of exciting designs and finishes, enabling interior surfaces such as walls, doors, furniture, skirting and architrave to be attractively and quickly transformed. For further information Email: marketing@davidclouting.co.uk or visit: www.davidclouting.co.uk

FINSA COMPACMEL : better than compact laminate FINSA says that their mission is to produce solutions in wood and arguably their high-tech COMPACMEL products is one of their best examples. All FINSA developments are aimed at providing products that offer users both additional application scope and excellent performance along with additional value. COMPACMEL is an extremely cost effective alternative to solid laminate used in so many public usage and contract situations. It is technically very high grade high density fibreboard (HDF) bonded with moisture resistant synthetic resins. COMPACMEL presents excellent performance characteristics: It has a high density (more than 1000kg/m3) as well as tensile strength, bending strength, elasticity and high impact resistance. It is well suited to environments of persistent high humidity. For further information Tel: 0151 651 2400 or Email: uk@finsa.com

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DANLERS new! range of Multi-Selectable Time Lag Switches DANLERS energy saving, multi-selectable time lag switches are ideal for the control of electric lighting, heating and air conditioning loads. Pressing the button selects each time lag choice in turn and switches the load on - they automatically turn the load off after the selected time period has elapsed. The switches are manufactured by DANLERS in the UK and are ideal for use in hotels, holiday apartments, student or military accommodation, social housing, domestic bathrooms etc. Meet the DANLERS team at Ecobuild 2014 (stand: S10) and see first-hand our award winning range of energy saving lighting controls. For further information Tel: 01249 443377 Fax: 01249 443388 Email:sales@danlers.co.uk Website: www.danlers.co.uk

Sill Makes Light Work of the Co-Operative’s New Office The new head office of The Co-operative Group is an architectural response to the increasingly flexible working style of its employees. It is Europe’s most sustainable large office building, and has attained the construction industry’s top environmental rating - BREEAM outstanding. The new building, uses the highest quality technologies throughout, including projectors from Sill Lighting UK. At the heart of the landmark building is the atrium; a vast, soaring space, rising beyond all fourteen storeys to finish in a glass lattice-work roof. Mounted around the inner perimeter of the fifth floor balcony are projectors from Sill’s 02 series, which direct focused, evenly distributed light to the atrium floor below. Happold Lighting, designers of the scheme, explained that Sill fixtures were chosen for their high optical performance, luminaire size and aesthetic look. For further information call 01844 260006, or visit – www.sill-uk.com

A Light Makeover with Big Savings for Dinwiddy House at University of London High energy savings and low maintenance costs are crucial at Dinwiddy House, a busy and vibrant hall of residence for students at the University of London. These criteria steered the specification of replacement light fittings in the halls and led to the selection of Luxonic Lighting, an expert in high quality lighting solutions across the student market. Luxonic has provided 350 wall and ceiling mounted Corrilux® LED luminaires to these self-catering accommodation blocks, with luminaires installed throughout their circulation areas; stairwells, corridor and communal spaces. The new luminaires from Luxonic enhance the quality of light in the halls, considerably improving the comfort and usability for residents, and contribute to the high quality of the accommodation. For further information call 01256 363090 or Email :info@luxonic.co.uk or by visiting – www.luxonic.co.uk

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After almost six months on site, award-winning M&E engineering consultancy Desco, is delighted by the progress made on the multi-million pound flagship Stephenson Quarter development in Newcastle City Centre, which it has been involved in for the past nine years. The company, based out of its headquarters in Doxford Park, Sunderland, has provided the mechanical and electrical designs for the £200m development which is set to transform 10 acres of the city centre with new commercial, hotel, residential and retail facilities. The first phase, currently underway and progressing rapidly, includes the development of a landmark 251 bed four-star+ Crowne Plaza Hotel and conference centre as well as a combined 357 space multi-storey car park and 35,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space, complete with an innovative sedum green roof. . As part of the project, Desco has been instrumental in the delivery of detailed infrastructure studies, sustainability advice and concept designs. Particular attention has been paid to areas of green design as phase one of the project is aspiring to achieve BREEAM Excellent standard, an extremely high benchmark of sustainable design. Desco is also delivering detailed design for each element of the development. With expertise across a wide range of sectors, the development is particularly suited to Desco which has vast experience in projects from retail and leisure to commercial property and heritage – all of which are covered within the Stephenson Quarter development. Desco has applied its innovative and energy-saving design services to a number of key areas including the leisure pool at the four-star+ Crowne Plaza Hotel, currently being developed. By using combined heating power to generate heat and electricity, the design will help to drive waste energy out of the complex. The first phase of the Stephenson Quarter development is expected to be complete in July 2015 and subsequent phases will include commercial offices, a boutique hotel, apartments, retail premises, exhibition centre and redevelopment of the listed buildings in the area. For more information, visit Desco’s website, www.desco.uk.com


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Lighting & Electrical Goodlight LED Reaches 4000 0Installations Milestone

Since its inception in 2006, Camberley-based LED Eco Lights has grown rapidly and has recently completed its 4000th UK installation. The company reached this significant landmark just days after its Goodlight 2D retrofit LED lamp picked up the Electrical Industry Award 2013 for Most Innovative Lighting Product. Goodlight retrofit LED lights offer a long lifespan, very low power consumption and can provide dramatic cost savings. In fact, the company is so confident of the difference its LED lamps will make that it quotes a pay-back time of as little as 12 months. Widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading LED lighting services specialists, the company also offers free lighting audits to identify where companies can save money. Energy efficient lighting is accepted as delivering the quickest results when companies are looking at carbon reduction initiatives. Goodlight retrofit lighting couldn’t be any easier to implement. Whatever the lighting being replaced, the company’s LED lamps can simply be installed into existing fittings – as simple as replacing a bulb. Goodlight lamps and luminaires are available nationwide from many of the UK’s leading and independent electrical wholesalers and are featured on the company’s website: www.ledecolights.com

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Ecobuild 2014 Championing a greener built environment As Ecobuild gears up to celebrate its 10th anniversary, organiser UBM Live Built Environment, is delighted to announce some of the new plans for 2014.

credentials of the industry, as well as the show itself, by

Each year Ecobuild hosts the most comprehensive showcase of sustainable construction products in the world. It provides a platform for businesses representing the entire spectrum of sustainable construction products for new build, refurbishment, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

What’s happening in 2014?

Ecobuild brings together the entire supply chain in order to focus on the green agenda and help them realise the vision of delivering a more sustainable built environment. Why is it important? Alison Jackson, newly appointed Group Director of Sustainability and Construction at UBM Live Built Environment, comments: “The business case to achieve this vision has never been stronger. The ambition to create a sustainable built environment through better design and construction is at the heart of Ecobuild. It drives economic growth and ensures a global priorities such as climate change, energy security and job creation.” Over the past decade, the UK has pioneered the toughest sustainability legislation in the world. In response to this, Ecobuild has been a vital platform for raising standards, and the event is committed to further investing in the sustainability

across the supply chain.

and refocus on what the event is all about,” explains Jackson. “Our aim is to bring industry professionals together with a more sustainable built environment.” In 2014 the Ecobuild experience will be easier to navigate than ever before, thanks to the introduction of three core areas to the event: ‘Sustainable Design and Construction’, ‘Future Cities’ and ‘Energy’. Ecobuild 2014 will also feature an unrivalled information programme, attracting over 600 speakers. At the heart of the programme is debate, learning and information exchange, led by internationally renowned academics, politicians, industry leaders and celebrity speakers. All speakers will now appear house the conference programme. 2014 will also see an emphasis in bringing exhibitors and visitors closer together through an array of networking opportunities and social events. www.ecobuild.co.uk


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Roofing & Cladding

SIG Roofing supplies Natural Slate got Historic House Restoration The restoration of the roofscape of Raasay House – a Scottish Category Grade A listed building on the Isle of Raasay, just off the Isle of Skye in Scotland – has been completed using natural slate supplied by SIG Roofing Supplies, the leading supply chain partner of roofing materials in the UK. The property is owned by the Raasay House Community Company and they have worked alongside the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency - Highlands and Islands Enterprise - to implement the works. Specified by Wittets Architects in Skye, approximately 917 sq metres of SIG Roofing’s SIGA 110 natural slate was laid in diminishing courses to restore the roof of this historic 17th Century landmark which has been run as an activity centre since 1984 and will be used for that purpose again.

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Safety in the sky Crossgrip walkway matting, manufactured in the UK by Plastic Extruders Ltd, has been installed on the roof of a large Tesco Extra store in Pitsea, Essex. Crossgrip safety matting is an ideal solution for this type of application as many services are located on the roof. This means that defined walkways are necessary so that service engineers have safe access to maintain and repair at any time. Not only does the matting provide a permanent safe walkway which is highly durable and slip resistant (R10 rating under DIN 51130) but it also protects the roof membrane from damage. Another benefit is that Crossgrip is loose laid and is warrantied to remain stable in winds of up to 96km/h - 60mph (in laboratory conditions, when laid flat on a stable platform, it remained in position for wind speeds of 150 km/h -94mph). Plastic Extruders Ltd Tel 01268 571116 or visit www.crossgrip.com

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. The Harthill House, formerly called the Asha House, is owned by Midland Heart, one of the top ten housing and care organisations based in the UK. 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. For more information please visit www.formica.com


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Market leading skylight manufacturers, Sunsquare have transformed the home demo kitchen of awardwinning French chef, Régis Crépy, with the design and

The SkyView product was as Waterfront restaurant chosen from Sunsquare’s wanted a feeling of space and product range for its ability to light, with a kitchen where the provide maximum light with Justin Seldis, managing director of Sunsquare, “My architect liaised with commented: The pair of 1000x1500mm Sunsquare who came up with “This project, I suppose, sums Sunsquare was appointed hour on the day of installation, skylights and on the day of by architects, Brown and and provide clean and elegant We got the brief, helped Scarlett, to design and lines, whilst allowing an decide which model to go for, manufacture two skylights to abundance of natural light to is there – the architect and issued upstands and after Sunsquare worked together improving levels of natural to design a product that daylight for home cooking Régis was keen to create a completely transformed the and professional culinary closer relationship between his kitchen and garden area, improving the living space for “Régis is undoubtedly one As the client had already his family and enhancing his owner of The Great House of the most talented and decided on large concertina in Lavenham, which was acclaimed chefs in East Anglia, glass doors across the described by The Sunday and to have our products whole back wall of the “I was recommended the Times as ‘One of the best showcased in the kitchen of kitchen, adhering to building skylights by our property’s restaurants in England’, and a man that prides himself on regulations on the percentage architect, who informed me Maison Bleue in Bury St high-quality, creative produce of glass used in the project, that our new construction Edmunds which was named left only 3m2 available to use would suit these structures, in the top ten places for and bring an enormous www.sunsquare.co.uk


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Roofing & Cladding

IKO PLC are proud to announce the launch of their new RIBA approved CPD seminar. Titled : IKO Polimar – Advanced Technology in Liquid Waterproofing Systems. The CPD enables specifiers to learn about the benefits of using the latest liquid waterproofing technologies designed to meet the needs of modern construction. It covers key applications including: roof, balcony and walkway, external cladding, car park and glass protections. This CPD seminar also covers the latest technological developments in advanced liquid waterproofing systems.

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To learn more about the new IKO Polimar Liquid Waterproofing CPD, please click: www.ikogroup.co.uk To book the CPD, contact Sarah Rimmer: Tel: 01257 256091 Email: sarah.rimmer@ikogroup.co.uk

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Pitch roof installation kits – MCS 012 BBA: Recent figures published by DECC show that the level of solar panel installations has seen a healthy improvement with 3000 installations registered in the sub 50kW band in the week ending June 23rd. This is positive news for an industry which has had to deal with some challenging issues. However, an increase in installations tends to lead to a rise in leaking roofs being reported by householders. In an attempt to address this problem the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) published MCS012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Pitched Roof Installation Kits on 16th March 2012. This is a new requirement for mounting kits used with solar heating and solar PV installations intended for installation on pitched roofs. The document addresses three aspects of performance: resistance to wind loading, reaction to fire and resistance to water penetration. For more information and a quotation contact the BBA; E-mail testing@bba.star.co.uk or tel 01923 665300.

Langley Enjoys Life in the Fast Lane with Unique Project for Sir Stirling Moss Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, the national roofing and waterproofing expert, has undertaken an impressive copper veral roofing project at the Mayfair home of British racing icon Sir Stirling Moss. "The specialist copper veral solution from Langley was selected by Sir Stirling and the project's contractor, Keith Marzetti of Tower Asphalt Ltd., for its long product life and high resistance to cracking. Sir Stirling knew he could trust the product, as the roof being replaced was a Langley copper veral system installed more than 20 years ago by Keith and his team. Barry Yardley, Regional Manager for Langley, added: "Working with copper veral is always interesting, and especially on bespoke residential projects. It was a delight to work with Sir Stirling and Tower Asphalt team throughout the project and the finished roof looks spectacular.” For more information visit www.langley.co.uk


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Traditional Metal Roofing Specialists Recognised by CSCS Laying down a significant marker for their trade, roofing specialists in traditional hard metals (copper, stainless steel and zinc) now have their own Traditional / Heritage Roofing CSCS card. Launched on the 1st June 2013, the Traditional / Heritage Roofing – Hard Metals CSCS card will identify those craftsmen experienced in traditional metal roofing design and installation. Following in the footsteps of a similar card created to identify experienced specialist leadworkers, the Traditional / Heritage hard metals card will have a Managed Industry Accreditation (“Grandfather Rights”) period of twelve months, during which any suitably experienced metal roofing contractor can apply to be issued with the card. At the end of twelve months (i.e. 31st May 2014) this route will be closed and then applicants will need an NVQ3 in heritage metal roofing or have to undergo a practical / theory assessment process in order to get their card. Although Managed

whilst available the Industry Accreditation

route will be a cheaper and more convenient process in getting the card, they will not just be simply given away to every applicant. The purpose of the card is to identify roofing contractors experienced in traditional / heritage metal roofing and separate them from the many other contractors involved in the industry that have neither the experience nor the appropriate skills in this specialist sector. This will in turn enable clients and specifiers to regard the Traditional / Heritage Roofing cardholders as having the skills and experience they require when looking to deliver a traditional building project. All applicants will therefore be required to provide information on their background and experience, supported by photographs of their work and referees, which will be processed through the Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors who are working in partnership with CSCS in this initiative. FTMRC see this development as a significant next step in their efforts to raise quality

standards in the metal roofing sector. Applications made direct to CSCS will simply be referred back to the FTMRC, in an effort to ensure that only those contractors with the appropriate skills and competence are issued with the card. Applicants will need to have passed the CITB Health & Safety (Working at Heights) test within the last two years to have their application approved. Further details and application forms are available from the FTMRC (info@ftmrc.co.uk) telephone 01342 301627 Significant client endorsement for the leadworkers card has recently come in the form of the announcement from English Heritage that the upcoming Audley End project will include a specification that only holders of the Heritage Skills Specialist Leadworker card will be considered for the substantial lead installation work required and it is hoped the hard metals card will quickly receive the same level of status and credibility among the major heritage and traditional roofing client groups.

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Safety & Security

Videofied is a wireless video alarm system... “RSI Video Technologies is the French manufacturer of Videofied. Videofied systems provide responsive security to a large variety of commercial, industrial and residential sites and applications from large homes and small offices to remote mining plants and urban substations. Videofied integrates cameras, illumination and motion sensors in a single device. Videofied is a complete video alarm system that sends a short video clip with the alarm notification to the central station for immediate review. Videofied links the video with the central station – selfsurveillance does not. A monitored video alarm delivers quicker police dispatch. All system components are self-powered and operate on batteries, allowing for TOTALLY wireless video security – detection, illumination, video capture and transmission. We have also developed a full complement of accessories . For further information visit: www.videofied.com

Keylex from Securikey – for access control that is Simple, Convenient and Effective

Aico specified following review of smoke alarms in flats

The Keylex range of mechanical digital door locks from Securikey, a leading supplier of physical security products, offers the perfect access control solution for most buildings from domestic and light commercial to heavy industrial applications - eradicating the need for keys, cards or tokens that could be lost, stolen or damaged.

Nottinghamshire’s A1 Housing has announced its decision to install Aico Ei160RC Series alarms into its flats, in light of a fire safety review. A1 Housing is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) providing the day-to-day management of Bassetlaw District Council's housing stock . Keith Slatter, Electrical Engineer of A1 Housing, explains his organisations decision to prioritise fire safety in their flats: “We have a mixture of alarms types within our flats, including a lot of battery-only powered alarms which were fitted by the local Fire & Rescue service. We made the decision to upgrade fire safety within our own flats and move to a policy of mains powered alarms only for maximum safety. Aico Ei160RC alarms were our first choice as they are the best in the market. We have been using Aico alarms since 2006.” For more information visit www.aico.co.uk or Email: enquiries@aico.co.uk

In order to maintain a secure environment Keylex mechanical digital door locks offer a straightforward and extremely reliable solution for both internal and external requirements. As they are completely self-contained, all models in the Keylex range are straightforward to install and on the occasion a code might be compromised, reinstating security is quick and easy. For more information contact Securikey on – 01252 311888, E: enquiries@securikey.co.uk or visit: www.securikey.co.uk

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Security and ProtectionDesigned for Flagship West End Development

Occupiers and visitors at 10 Portman Square, a prestigious new West End retail and office development delivered by British Land, will be protected by fully integrated life safety and security systems engineered and installed by Reflex systems.

John Pye, Managing Director of Reflex systems, said "We worked closely with consultants and building contractors from start to finish to ensure that all life safety and security met the stringent compliance standards. We also kept one eye on the future when considering the longer term needs of the building owners, operators and tenants.”

Increased battery capacity and upgraded power supplies for improved system availability

The new SPC6350 and SPC5350 intruder detection panels from Security Products from Siemens have received VdS-C approval in accordance with the VdS 2252 standard for alarm control and indicating equipment. In addition, they are the first of their type with natively integrated VdS 2463-approved alarm transmission equipment. This greatly reduces costs since no external communicator is necessary in VdS-C-approved installations. The Ethernet and backup GPRS transmission paths used by the panels are approved in accordance with VdS 2471, and the alarm communication protocol is approved in accordance with VdS 2465. As a result, setting up communication with alarm receivers is straightforward, and high-security IP-based alarm transmission is guaranteed. The spacious housings used for the new panels accommodate two sets of batteries, offering an increase in battery capacity of 217% compared with the previous model. The gap between the housing and the wall is now 18 mm, which greatly simplifies the routing and installation of cables. The power supplies for the panels have been upgraded as well, now providing a 12 V auxiliary supply rated at 2.2 A. Eight separately fused outputs ensure maximum system availability not only during normal operation, but also during maintenance. The new hardware is complemented by version 3.4 of the SPC firmware. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities.

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For more details about Reflex Systems visit the website – www.reflexsystems.co.uk

Industry-recognized seal of approval for SPC intruder detection panels from Siemens

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The systems use globally proven hardware, IP network technology, graphical user interfaces and modular software which accommodate the building management needs of today and beyond.

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The South Yorkshire based company supplied the latest technologies, as well as design and delivery expertise. This resulted in a unified solution including complex fire detection and voice evacuation systems, care communications, door access control, sliding glass pedestrian lanes, CCTV and intruder detection operating throughout the 20,000sq ft of retail space and 113,0000sq ft of office space.

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Tools, Plant & Equipment

The Mighty Mini Wrecking Bar From Hultafors Tools – the Award-winning Hand Tools manufacturer. This Wrecking Bar is only 7.5” long but is a really handy workmate on site – ideal for getting awkward jobs done in tight corners on site. Manufactured from high quality steel, it has unique functionality and a modern design with contact surfaces and thin ends that make it easy to use.

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It’s great for pulling out nails, removing wood strips and general handy work. What’s more the chisel’s well-defined curves also minimise the risk of damage to surfaces.

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Abranet® Ace – The Net for tougher sanding applications

Go Direct Access – New online sales company for Mobile Access Solutions

Abranet Ace is the newest addition to the dust-free Abranet family.

A new online sales company specialising in mobile aluminium scaffold towers and low level access platforms opened for business last December. Go Direct Access Ltd launches with a number of lower-priced access products, initially aimed at the UK and Irish trade merchant and retail sectors.

The product is developed for tougher and more demanding sanding applications. Because of its optimized net construction and ceramic grains, Abranet Ace offers superior cut and performance for hard wood (such as beech and oak) and a fast cutting on various solid surface materials. Abranet Ace is also workes excellently on primer sanding applications, creating an optimal performance and life time.

The product range includes competitively-priced mobile access towers, podium access steps and folding low-level work platforms all designed for fast and easy assembly without the need for tools. Part of the Instant UpRight group of companies, Go Direct Access provides customers the assurance of high quality manufacturing with a price tag to suit the general tradesman, small contractor and DIY enthusiast who prefers to purchase rather than hire.

For more information on the Hultafors’ Mini Wrecking Bar, call the Helpline on 01484 854788 or download a digital brochure from the website at – www.hultafors.co.uk

Abranet Ace is available in grit range P80 – P800.

Think Safe – Think Warm! Snickers ‘Third Layer’ Weather Protection

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Pure performance core to Hilti's new 8 kg combihammer

Snickers’ Unique ‘Three Layer Workclothes Principle’ keeps you working at your best. The soft wicking polyester in Snickers’ First Layer underwear keeps your body warm and dry, while the Second Layer garments will insulate your body by creating a pocket of air around it to keep you warm. Over and above these superb working clothes, Snickers’ ‘Third Layer’ Jackets and Trousers deliver reliable weather protection against Rain, Wind, Hail and Snow along with advanced ventilation plus in-built functionality to control and regulate the heat from your body. These waterproof, breathable, strong and durable outer garments - like Snickers’ new advanced A.P.S. working clothes – will keep you working in comfort, at your best, whatever the working environment or weather

HULTAFORS TOOLS’ NEW Product and Price Catalogue is now available with details of loads of innovative Hand Tools and accessories for working effectively wherever you are on site – whatever your trade. The proof of Hultafors’ quality and innovation can be found in every Hand Tool. Ergonomically crafted with built-in Fisco technology, there’s a host of Tools for Measuring and Marking, Chopping, Striking and Levelling. There’s even award-winning wrecking bars that act as multi-purpose workmates on site. Everything you find in Hultafors Tools are the hallmarks of a company that has over 100 years experience in knowing what it takes to get the job done efficiently, effectively and safely. So, get to know this cutting-edge range from Hultafors Tools – you’ll be amazed at the difference.

To get information on Snickers Working Clothes Call 01484 854788 or visit www.snickersworkwear.co.uk

To get this FREE Catalogue, call: 01484 854788. Or visit www.hultafors.co.uk

Lower vibration and a reduced power-to-weight ratio have been cited by Hilti as two key performance developments in its new, next generation 8 kg combihammer. The TE 80-ATC AVR features the company's Active Vibration Reduction system which has cut the tri-axial measurement to 7.5 m/s2, meaning an operative can drill 696 holes-perday (based on a 25 mm diameter to 100 mm depth) before reaching exposure limit value (ELV). In addition a drilling speed of 360 revolutions per minute (rpm), and a 1,700 watt motor achieves an impressive performance-to-weight ratio by creating a single impact energy of 11.5 joules and a hammering speed of 2760 blows per minute. Other improvements include a new, larger slip clutch and a unique air cooling concept that reduces the working temperature of the tool and cuts dust intake.

For further information visit – www.mirka.com/en/top_menu/News/Abranet-Ace

Visit the new web store www.GoDirectAccess.com

For further information visit– www.hilti.co.uk


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