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Design Buy Build Issue 2 2013



Absolute Towers Modernism has a famous motto

Francis Landscapes Between Two Worlds KREOD - London’s newest architectural landmark unveiled

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Graven Images New Eco-Hotel Launched in Nottingham, with Contemporary Designed by Graven Images UBM Built Environment Ecobuild is back at London s ExCel on Tuesday 5th March - Thursday 7th March Francis Landscapes Between Two Worlds - A modern day Sumerian temple is home to a television station, and can be found in the most unlikely of places Formica Group Laminate is a key design feature in Espai Ridaura, Spain Hörmann Michael Schumacher to drive sales for Hörmann Reynaers Certification Drives Sustainable Energy Efficient Systems Eleco Elecofloor s Speedy Installation Wins £12m Residential Contract Rigisystems Rigisystems on the right trach at Paddington Station

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KREOD - Kebony As the international spotlight falls on London this summer a new architecturally-striking sculpture KREOD - was unveiled on 18 September 2012 at Greenwich Peninsula.

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Diary Dates

4th - 12th May Grand Designs Live - ExCel London 19th - 21st May May Design Series - ExCel London 25th - 27th June CIH Conference & Exhibition - Manchester Central Convention Complex

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Editors Choice Bathrooms, Washrooms & Kitchens Ceilings, Walls & Partitions Coatings & Paints Doors & Windows Drainage & Plumbing Floors & Flooring Glass & Glazing Heating, Ventilation & Insulation Interiors & Interior Design Landscaping & Exterior Works Lifts, Stairs & Balustrades Lighting & Electrical Roofing & Cladding Safety, Security & Fire Protection Stone & Stonework

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As the international spotlight falls on London this summer, a new architecturally-striking sculpture KREOD – was unveiled on 18 September 2012 at Greenwich Peninsula. KREOD forms the centrepiece of the busy public space, Peninsula Square between the Emirates Air Line and The O2 Arena – the official venue for the London 2012 Olympic Gymnastics, Basketball Finals and Wheelchair Basketball. The brainchild of Chun Qing Li, Managing Director of Pavilion Architecture, KREOD is an innovative architectural sculpture, organic in form, environmentally-friendly and inspired by nature. Resembling three seeds, these three 20m2 pods combine through a series of interlocking hexagons to create an enclosed structure that is not only magnificently-intricate but secure and weatherproof. KREOD functions beautifully both as an architectural landmark and an imaginative exhibition space – its three pods can be combined in a variety of configurations or installed as free-standing forms.

London’s newest architectural landmark unveiled at Greenwich Peninsula

Using state-of-the-art parametric design tools and digital fabrication, KREOD brings together some of the most talented designers, engineers and innovative materials to challenge current thinking and showcase sustainable and forward-thinking building methods. Structural engineers Ramboll UK worked alongside geometry consultant Evolute, AR18 and Tensilefabric to deliver this unique eyecatching structure. Constructed of Kebony - the award-winning sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and preservative treated wood – the wooden structure of KREOD is durable, resistant, sustainable, environmentally-friendly, easily-maintained and beautifully aesthetic. KREOD is the latest UK showcase for Norwegian Global Cleantech 100 company Kebony AS, which is rapidly becoming the choice of leading architects, builders and developers. Commenting on the launch of KREOD, Chun Qing Li, Managing Director of Pavilion Architecture says: “Architecture is our passion; KREOD pavilion is a great showcase of a

sustainable and forward thinking building method in the digital age, offering a new way of thinking, designing, engineering, and construction. KREOD pavilion considers the environment and the lifecycle of the design work; the choice of material is a simple, honest, eco-friendly Kebony timber. KREOD will become an indoor/outdoor feature i.e office meeting pod, garden feature or bike shed which is a sustainable way to extend the life of the pavilion beyond the exhibition.” Jan Terje Nielsen, Marketing Director of Kebony comments: “We feel privileged to have worked in a team with extremely skilled young architects to demonstrate Kebony`s abilities in such advanced architecture. We are confident that the KREOD pavilion will be a movable landmark on the London architectural scene, and also that the extreme shapes will be recognized on the global arena.” KREOD will be located next to Peninsula Square, between Emirates Air Line and The O2 at Greenwich Peninsula until 14 October 2012. Following this, KREOD will be popping up at high-profile locations across the primary locations within the city of London.

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Editor’s Choice

Over the years we have become the first point of contact for many Architects, Designers and Contractors who require a company that have the expertise and experience to provide all the support, artistic flair and technical input required, to bring the germ of an idea through the many and often complex stages from drawing board to the successful installation of the finished water feature. Why not take a look at our website:

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Structural waterproofing systems, green roof components and ground gas barriers from Triton Systems are now available as BIM objects on the NBS National BIM Library. Triton is the first company in the waterproofing industry to offer architects and specifiers the opportunity to download these types of system for insertion directly into a building model.


Triton’s business manager, Kevin Dodds, said “BIM is the latest generation of building design so it was a logical step for Triton to become involved. We are known in the industry for our provision of high quality technical support whether that be on- site expertise via our field technical sales team or the materials available at our website or through the RIBA. We are simply offering architects and other specifiers the level of service they have come to expect from Triton Systems. Triton’s BIM objects include a range of cavity drain membranes for structural waterproofing which meet BS 8102 Type C, pumps and drainage systems for use with cavity drain membranes, integral and barrier concrete waterproofing systems which meet BS 8102 Types A and B, ground gas barriers and drainage and water storage membranes for use in green roof construction. Triton’s BIM objects can be accessed at Enq No. 104

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Editor’s Choice CANADIAN DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED High quality, energy efficient, contemporary log buildings. Full residential standard, commercial or holiday designs from our award winning 200 page plan book. Bespoke design service. Eco friendly with large heavy pine or cedar logs from sustainable forests. An FSC certified company. Provides a comfortable and healthy living space with a rustic ambience. Choose a turnkey service or we can support you in self-build with the weathertight shell typically watertight within a few weeks The most technologically advanced log home available anywhere in the World. TRUE NORTH LOG HOMES Call: 01727 851558 or visit: Email: Enq No. 105


STAND NUMBER N1110 2012 Queen’s Award Winner, Ancon, has chosen Ecobuild to showcase the latest innovative structural fixing solutions that are helping to change the way that sustainable low energy buildings are designed and constructed. Solutions on show will include low thermal conductivity cavity wall ties, such as the Ancon TeploTie, an innovative basalt-fibre tie used in many groundbreaking lowenergy developments; and new Staifix RT2 275mm, the first high thermal performance Type 2 stainless steel wall tie to enable the use of 150mm wide insulated cavities in multi-storey low energy construction. Also featured will be a range of Ancon Thermal Breaks. Visitors will be able to discuss recent developments with the UK’s leading brick manufacturer Ibstock, who, with a range of over 500 bricks and rainscreen cladding systems, will be joining Ancon on the stand. For further information Tel: 0114 275 5224 Email: Web:

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We supply contract carpeting and stair-nosings to the public, healthcare, leisure, education and commercial sectors. In these sectors, a carpet has to be hard-wearing and long-lasting and our carpets are certainly that. They also need to be stylish so they will enhance their surroundings. Our carpets are that too.

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GLASS TILES TO FALL IN LOVE WITH Solus Ceramics introduces the exciting new Glassheart range, a luxurious and elegant glass tile that can be applied to both walls and floors. The tiles are individually hand crafted by master glassmakers, and feature a transparent glass cast with a vibrant colour transplanted beneath. The tiles have a smooth but rustic texture similar to that of set molten glass and offer a unique finish that is sure to inspire and delight. The range comes in a number of shapes including hexagons and squares, and more unusual rounded shapes and arched pieces. Many different sized pieces are available including two hexagon options. The tiles are available in 18 eye-catching colours such as orange, blue, violet and green and a range of metallic options. Each tile retains an individual artisan finish with unique brush marks beneath the glaze. Glassheart is the ideal tile to create simple or complex patterns and designs and is well suited for creating feature focal points or interesting borders.

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There has never been a better time to install a commercial Solar PV system

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Igloo has experienced, knowledgeable and motived teams of solar installers, renewable energy technicians and professional tradesmen undertaking many varied projects. These range from small domestic works to large commercial installations. We are approved installers for the largest Housing Association in the UK and we carry out sustainable building and refurbishment works on behalf of a number the UK's leading construction firms. With electricity costs expected to double over the next decade now is the time to take action and install a Solar PV system that will generate free electricity for your business for the next 30 years and beyond. Igloo have been supplying Solar PV systems to the commercial sector since 2009. Our specialist team have designed and installed many bespoke PV systems that currently supply power to factory units, warehousing, agricultural and public buildings. It is now widely accepted that Solar PV is a very efficient way of generating free electricity for businesses and the massive take up of the technology has pushed the price of a PV system to it's lowest ever level. Couple this with the generous Feed In Tariff payments guaranteed for 20 years and you have an excellent investment for your business.


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GRAVEN IMAGES The University of Nottingham’s first four-star hotel venture has launched, with stylish, contemporary interiors designed by Graven Images. Set in 330 acres of lush landscapes and adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre, the Orchard Hotel is an eco-friendly purpose built venue designed for both business and leisure visitors. The £20 million hotel is equipped with photovoltaic panels and energyefficient systems to help reduce carbon emissions and maximise the use of natural sources of energy. Throughout the interiors, Graven Images has introduced a contemporary design, which complements the bold exterior by RHWL Architects. Features and materials used reflect the immediate natural surroundings, with extensive use of timber, a warm colour scheme of earthy tones across all furnishings, and wallpaper produced from photographs taken of the neighbouring woodland. Highlights of the 202-room hotel include a spacious and multi-functional lobby housed in an impressive atrium flooded with natural light. Within this space are several geometrical pieces of furniture; a reception desk made of English oak; a library; and a freestanding bar situated

between the reception area and the 120-seat brasserie-style restaurant. Public areas across the ground level have been embellished with art and crafts designed by independent artists discovered at an exhibition held at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre. Along with various objects, such as books and plates, several collections of intricate pieces were especially commissioned to represent the hotel’s ethos, natural surroundings and location.

made of recycled yoghurt pots and reclaimed materials. The traditional methods implemented, the materials used, and the contemporary aesthetic fit particularly well with the hotel’s style and sustainable context. Founding Director commented:



Among the selected works for the hotel reception area are 25 illustrative ceramic and photographic pieces designed by award-winning Nottingham artist Anna Collette Hunt. Her work for The Orchard Hotel includes unique wall plates and dishes, some of which are inspired by natural history. These pieces are complemented by a series of hand-made plates and jugs with nature-themed motifs by Ken Eardley, a ceramics specialist with a background in textiles.

“Our vision for The Orchard Hotel was to create a contemporary, upscale venue suited to the social and working needs of the nearby East Midlands Conference Centre, located at Nottingham University. “The main concept of the design was to relate the interiors to the surrounding parkland of Nottingham University campus, one of the largest and most attractive in the country, and to complement the sustainable architecture of the hotel. At the same time the interiors needed to be accessible and hard-working, supporting the social and functional needs of this most international of Universities.”

Finally, Sarah Thirlwell’s hand-turned wooden pieces complete the selection of commissioned artwork on display at The Orchard Hotel. Placed in the library, her vessels and vases are

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Join the industry at Ecobuild this year and discover what the future holds. ExCeL, London. Tuesday 05 – Thursday 07 March 2013 get your free ticket at



ECOBUILD 2013 Ecobuild is back at London’s ExCeL on Tuesday 5th March – Thursday 7th March with a blitz of new speakers, features and attractions hosting thousands of visitors and servicing the needs of hundreds of companies exhibiting their products and services at the world’s largest sustainability event. More than a dozen interactive attractions, many featuring live demonstrations, will give the opportunity to see the latest products and techniques in action. Attractions include:

Solar Hub The Solar Hub takes a new direction this year, demonstrating best practice and lessons learned from across the UK’s commercial solar PV market. Visitors can check out an exciting showcase of exemplar installations from the UK and beyond, from the most basic to the more unusual and, most importantly, the results being achieved.

Future Materials Gallery Think scientists in lab coats and beakers bubbling away, the new Future Materials Gallery will bring the world’s latest building technologies together in a futuristic showcase to educate and inspire the next generation of architects at Ecobuild 2013. Witness mind-blowing innovations such as self-healing concrete, self-coloured solar panels, translucent concrete and an exclusive presentation of graphene, the thinnest material ever created.

Evolution of Light Brand new for 2013, visitors can take a journey through the history of light with Ecobuild’s ‘Evolution of Light’ feature in association with Photonstar. Taking centre stage within the feature area, a comprehensive seminar programme will cover the most pressing business issues affecting the lighting industry. Free to attend, the education sessions will be led by top lighting designers and manufacturers.

Conference 3 streams over 3 days and 2 NEW one day streams, the FREE Ecobuild conference focuses on the key issues for sustainability in design, construction and the built environment. The conference streams include:

Ecobuild Arena The Ecobuild Arena returns to the show floor with a cutting edge programme of high level discussion and

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Landscape Architect: Mr. Frederic Francis

Interior Designer: Mr. Claude Missir

Al-Sumaria Headquarters 3,000 m2 Mansourieh, Lebanon 2007

This modern day Sumerian temple is home to a television station, and can be found in the most unlikely of places: the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. A model of minimalism, this modern garden creates a tranquil and peaceful environment for employees and clients alike, while also exuding a Babylonian aura of style and luxury. Before embarking on this project there was one simple precondition: to make the lobby an integral part of the garden. As such, the relationship between the garden and the building were to be central to the entire project. The entrance is a glass box that extends from the building and reaches into the Japanese inspired green minimalism of its garden. Crowning this lobby is a roof garden to guarantee that no green space is lost, and allowing it to merge with the garden in a three dimensional way. As the headquarters of a major TV station, the building is host to hundreds of people who work there, as well as visit it on a daily basis and their only access in is through the garden. Creating mazelike pathways and avoiding a straight and overly efficient walk permits this relatively small garden to unfold and whisper its secrets as wanderers stroll through. It also defines and reinforces the relationship between the wanderer and the garden, and between the garden and the building, reinforcing the relationship between two worlds. Graphic and manicured, the plants resemble that of architectural features in their precision, geometry and color. They dot the landscape and accompany the visitor to the lobby, where two truncated pyramids with water reflecting surfaces seem to welcome and leave visitors with a sense of awe walking between the Tigris and the Euphrates. Overall, the true luxury of the Al-Sumaria headquarters lies in its green space. The location of the building was chosen precisely for its access to a garden, and a full understanding that a well-designed green space is a true luxury in today’s hustle bustle of the corporate world. The creation of an entrance to the work space that is serene and soothing proves that landscaping can truly improve the work environment. Enq 304

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Bathroom & Kitchens MIX N MATCH’ WITH THE NEW TEMPO RANGE In line with all that was on offer at this month’s IMM furniture show in Germany, eco kitchens now includes the ultimate in ‘mix n match’ with the introduction of their new Tempo range. The entry level doors are available in Stone Grey, Aragon Oak, Grey Brown Avola, Driftwood, Grey Bordolino Oak & Coco Bolo with Image Oyster Gloss as shown. A very acceptable case of British at it’s best and the ‘ruche taking the kuchen’ Contact: 01706 877877. or visit:

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KALDEWEI: RELIABLE PARTNER FOR SHOWER FLOORS At the 4 star Radisson Blu hotel in Hamburg, the hotel management decided to replace all tiled shower areas in the hotel following problems with black spots and leakages. The new showers had to be of high quality, durable and easy to clean, and they needed to fit in with the hotel’s modern design. In the end, the ideal partner for these renovations was found in Kaldewei. The affected rooms in the hotel were closed and all 252 tiled shower areas are now steadily being replaced. Cleaning and heavy use do not leave even the slightest scratch in the hard, porefree surface of Kaldewei 3.5mm steel enamel. The surface without tile grout ensures lasting good looks and also improves hygiene properties. Using the right Kaldewei installation system, products in the enamelled shower surface range, such as the Conoflat, are easy to install and, if necessary, even to replace. Kaldewei therefore offers the customer a comprehensive one-stop solution – complete with a reassuring material guarantee of 30 years. For stockists please contact Kaldewei. Tel. 0800 840 9770 Email. Enq No. 116

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Ceilings, Walls & Partitions


Judge Ceiling Systems supply suspended ceilings to trade and the retail market. We are an independent family company with over 37 years' experience. That means that when it comes to suspended ceilings there’s nothing we don't know. It means that we’re trusted by our customers to deliver the very best quality at a great price. It means they come back again and again for our service, our knowledge and our massive product range. Suspended ceilings from Judge can help you: ! Improve

acoustics ! Reduce noise moisture ! Aid hygiene ! Improve insulation and lower your heating costs ! All our suspended ceiling tiles meet and (depending on model) exceed fire safety regulations they can keep you safe too. ! Resist

Our suspended ceilings are installed in shops, offices, hotels, cinemas, churches, clubs, pubs, schools, hospitals, factories, warehouses and more right across the country. And with an ever-increasing range of styles and colours, your suspended ceiling will look great too. WE DISTRIBUTE NATIONWIDE Boxes of tiles 1 or 1,000 also ceiling grid and ceiling kits. Distributors of insulation pads fully encapsulated in polythene various thicknesses.

NoTile™ hygienic panels by CFM Ltd, are an innovative and hygienic alternative to ceramic tiles. The grout line is incorporated as an integral part of the panel, with the added benefit of Biomaster® antimicrobial silver protection which resists the growth of harmful bacteria. Applied in large sheets, they are simple and quick to fit and very easy to clean. NoTile™ panels are an ideal choice for use in kitchens, wetrooms, bathrooms, leisure facilities, hotels and restaurants. COMPOSITE FIBREGLASS MOULDINGS LTD t: 01325 246066/ 07834187429 f: 01325 246067

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Coatings, Sealants & Paints


Xternal grade Xtra performance Plasprime®X has been developed from Sovereign’s revolutionary patented Plasprime®. It is highly water resistant, making it suitable for external use and provides improved sealing of porous backgrounds. Provides an outstanding mechanical key using recycled material. Use externally in place of a backing render when dashing. Only receiver coat required. Suitable for use on very porous surfaces and glazed tiles.

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THE SAFE SOLUTION FOR FIXING CERAMIC, PORCELAIN AND NATURAL STONE TILES TO CALCIUM SULFATE SCREEDS Anhydrite screeds are being regularly used on large commercial contracts and by major house builders under names such as Gyvlon and Flow screed Norcros Adhesives have developed Tile to Gypsum, a fibre reinforced, fast setting, flexible adhesive, designed to overcome many of the issues experienced with conventional cementitious adhesives. Tile to Gypsum removes the need for sanding and sealing the screed and allows tiles to be fixed earlier. It achieves comparative strengths to a C2 cement-based adhesive, and has excellent non-slip properties, making it also ideal for fixing tiles onto gypsum plaster and plasterboard walls without having to prime. For further information visit – Enq No. 122

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Laminate is a key design feature in Espai Ridaura, Spain


esigned by Capella Garcia Arquitectura, Espai Ridaura is a multipurpose building located in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Spain. The architects, Juli Capella and Miquel Garcia created a stunning look using VIVIX® exterior façade panels. An exceptional feature of the Espai Ridaura project is its entrance; or rather the canopy above the entrance door. Featuring VIVIX® exterior façade panels in Fantasia Marron, an earth

tone evocative of the area terrain, the canopy is a unifying element of the whole structure linking the inside with the outside. Measuring almost twenty meters, it originates in the auditorium entrance hall, passes through the glass entrance and projects outwards. Developed in consultation with leading architects and colour consultants, VIVIX offers a fresh perspective in architectural panels. VIVIX architectural

Client - Espai Ridaura Location - Santa Cristina d’Aro, Spain Designer - Capella Garcia Arquitectura

panels are available in plain colours with sophisticated neutrals and striking accents, nature-inspired abstract patterns and rich woodgrains, allowing to clad a building, create individual design features or to use in combination with other cladding materials. “In order to create this impressive feature, we needed a material that would be robust, lightweight to withstand the elements and at the same time provided the

possibility of finding the right colour that would reflect the surroundings and provide a natural extension of the environment,” comments Juli Capella. VIVIX panels are not only decorative and give architects an opportunity to accentuate elements and features, creating a statement in the landscape; they are also are practical, functional and can contribute to how the building as a whole performs.

Designed by Capella Garcia Arquitectura, Espai Ridaura is a multi-purpose building located in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Spain. The architects, Juli Capella and Miquel Garcia created a stunning look using VIVIX® exterior façade panels. An exceptional feature of the Espai Ridaura project is its entrance; or rather the canopy above the entrance door. Featuring VIVIX® exterior façade panels in Fantasia Marron, an earth tone evocative of the area

terrain, the canopy is a unifying element of the whole structure linking the inside with the outside. Measuring almost twenty meters, it originates in the auditorium entrance hall, passes through the glass entrance and projects outwards. Developed in consultation with leading architects and colour consultants, VIVIX offers a fresh perspective in architectural panels. VIVIX architectural panels are available in plain

colours with sophisticated neutrals and striking accents, nature-inspired abstract patterns and rich woodgrains, allowing to clad a building, create individual design features or to use in combination with other cladding materials. “In order to create this impressive feature, we needed a material that would be robust, lightweight to withstand the elements and at the same time provided the possibility of finding

the right colour that would reflect the surroundings and provide a natural extension of the environment,” comments Juli Capella. VIVIX panels are not only decorative and give architects an opportunity to accentuate elements and features, creating a statement in the landscape; they are also are practical, functional and can contribute to how the building as a whole performs. Enq 305

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Doors, Windows & Fittings

MACO Tricoat surface technology has exceeded the industry standards in defence against corrosion, since it was first introduced five years ago. MACO set the benchmark for protecting fittings and has maintained its place at the forefront of technology with the revolutionary Tricoat surface finish, which remains unsurpassed. Unlike other products, MACO has not relied solely on using existing materials, such as stainless steel, it recognised that every part of the product had to be protected with a coating that is resilient in the most demanding environments. Bimetallic corrosion and leakage of acid from timber frames are no longer a problem, as the Tricoat finish protects the entire fitting. MACO Tricoat has such high corrosion resistance that it is the first choice for housing in densely populated areas. The coating not only prevents rusting and corrosion, but the fine particles that make up the outer layer are scratch-resistant and have the added advantage of repelling dirt and water. The multi-layered coating protects in the most challenging areas, from industrial sites with chemical emissions, to swimming pools with high levels of chlorine. Wherever the best finish is required, the 15-year MACO Protect guarantee ensures lasting results. For more information contact email us

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Door Canopies by Dusar

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Synagia, beautifully crafted window systems, doors and lantern lights made to any size and configuration. Made in Britain at our Wiltshire factory, available in European Oak and durable hard woods from sustainable sources. Supplied glazed and fully finished with a broad range of glazing options and integral blinds available. Visit our website For more information visit our stunning new showrooms at, Unit B Hook Garden Centre, Reading Road, Hook, RG27 9DB. To speak to one our experienced advisors please call us on 01256 701666. Enq No. 126

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Wide range of stylish contemporary canopies Sturdy. Will support strong winds and static snow loads up to 100Kg/Sq m Screens made from glass, polycarbonate or acrylic Some models come with inbuilt LED lights Easy to fit. No flashing required. All the fitting accessories included. Special prices for architects, builders, developers and trade Interland Trading Ltd/Canopy Store Tel: 01223 265598 Fax: 01223 265673 Enq No. 127

Michael Schumacher to drive sales for Hörmann

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www.hö Michael Schumacher is the new brand ambassador for the Hörmann Group. The most successful Formula 1 driver of all time and Europe’s no.1 for doors and hinged doors have now agreed on a long-term cooperative partnership. Michael Schumacher will seek to make the Hörmann brand even more popular as the representative of the family-owned company. “We are delighted to have Michael Schumacher, a Hörmann brand ambassador,” says Martin Hörmann, Director of the Hörmann Group. “For years, Michael Schumacher has stood for success, ambition, experience, enthusiasm for technology and family values – and therefore goes perfectly with a family-run company such as Hörmann. “Michael Schumacher that makes Hörmann dedication, reliability, and uncompromising

embodies everything a powerful brand – continuous progress quality. “Given this

Schumacher will give additional impetus to the business activities of our partners around the globe,” says Martin Hörmann. partnership: “I have known the Hörmann brand since the start of my motorsport career. Even the industrial sectional doors at our go-kart track in Kerpen are from Hörmann. As Hörmann continues to grow the involvement of Michael Schumacher will help to accelerate awareness of the Hörmann brand and its high quality values.

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Doors, Windows & Fittings EASY SECURE DOOR – IN PROFILE


To celebrate their 21st year in business, leading Gloucester based aluminium door and window manufacturer CDW Systems launched a new product into the market in 2012– the ‘EasySecure’ commercial door. The EasySecure door is an evolution of one of CDW’s best-selling products, the Sapa Stormframe Easyway door. Developments to security and performance mean CDW Systems will be the only fabricator in the country to manufacture EasySecure, giving their trade customers a distinct advantage over the competition. CDW Systems modified the Sapa Easyway door, in conjunction with Sapa who are the systems company, to make it even more secure and high-performing. Any hardware can be fitted to the new door in order to offer extended customer choice and improve its security credentials, while a co-extruded bead makes the glass more secure within the door leaf.

Senior Architectural Systems are now integrated into the NBS Product Specification Service under Section L10. Allowing Specifiers to select registered manufacturer’s products, NBS Plus offers a quick and effective way of completing specification clauses using Senior’s extensive range of Fenestration Systems. The wide range of Windows, Doors and Curtain Wall Systems from Senior’s are available in various material profiles which include, High Performance thermally broken Aluminium, ‘Hybrid’ – an Aluminium Timber Composite Profile System, and Senior’s latest ‘Fibre’ system, these profiles are produced using the latest Glass Fibre Pultrusion Technology.

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Brio Single Run Offers Zero Clearance


Over 5,000 SIMONSWERK award winning TECTUS hinges,

Brio, the leading architectural sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, has developed a wide range of fixings for exterior and interior sliding timber doors with its Single Run portfolio. Now the company has added an option to the range to make floor to ceiling sliding doors more streamlined. Floor to ceiling sliding doors and shutters are becoming more and more popular in various environments. However, to achieve the modern minimalist look you need unobtrusive hardware that can be discreetly hidden from view. Brio has risen to those challenges by offering its Single Run 100 top hung system with a Zero Clearance option. Single Run 100 Zero Clearance hardware allows minimal gaps between the door panel and hardware, offering a pleasing aesthetic finish on floor to ceiling installations. All Brio Single Run systems offer quiet finger-tip control through the combination of track profile, precision bearings and nylon tyred wheels. For more details on the BRIO product range visit –

model TE 528 3D satin stainless steel, were fitted throughout the 2012 London Olympic Village venue, primarily in corridor areas to ensure harmonised aesthetics for athletes by concealing all the electrical ducting and service piping behind jib door panels manufactured by Leaderflush Shapland. TECTUS hinges are completely hidden from view and provide perfect door alignment and a flush fitting clean line design. Created for safety, with minimum pivot gaps to prevent finger injury, these maintenance free, 3D adjustable hinges were an ideal solution for this prestigious Olympic project. Now the Games is over work has started on the refurbishment development programme to create around 1,400 affordable homes and again SIMONSWERK high quality, fully concealed TECTUS 3D hinges have been specified and will be fitted to doors throughout the new scheme.

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Doors, Windows & Fittings ALUMATHERM – 36MM SLIM MEETING RAIL FROM CLEARVIEW WINDOWS LTD The slimmest of meeting rails preferred by customers and local planners is just 36mm, giving more glass area, less frame and is close to the original wooden box sash window look. Clever profile design and bonded glass to the sash gives incredible strength. Within the meeting rail is a radical box and ‘T’ design resisting deflection or bow. The Alumatherm design is a culmination of over 50 years experience in aluminium sash windows and continuous research and development. More features include a retractable parting bead (UK first) and 45° Puttyline external sash finish, replicating the original sash window. ALUMATHERM … AS AUTHENTIC AS IT GETS For further information Call: 01778 347147 Email: Visit:

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Rain water recycling specialists Gutter Mate announces the launch of their best ever rain water diverter. The national Green Apple and Hertfordshire Green Award winners have worked hard to pack even more water efficiency into their diverter.

free resource that rainwater represents, storing it and pumping it to the point of use when it’s needed. Instantly, the need for mains water is dramatically reduced. So are water bills. Rainstream from Polypipe Building Products is predominantly targeted at domestic installations but can be used in light commercial applications too. Rainwater harvesting can replace up to 50% of household mains water consumption, and up to 85% on commercial installations. Visit and see how rainwater harvesting can work for you.

For the cost saving and environmentally minded, the new diverter handles a substantially greater flow and fits larger downpipes than before. It’s much more efficient and accommodating. The top section now handles round pipes up to 80ml and square pipes up to 75ml with ease. In fact, it suits most downpipes within the UK – and beyond. With an automatic overflow and a mesh insert for fine filtration, this really is the answer for top water recycling and efficiency. The Gutter Mate 2 rain water diverter is the perfect addition to rain water harvesting systems. Using the fine mesh insert allows saved water to be used inside the home (such as washing machines, toilet flushing) as well as outside (car washing, garden irrigation). Search for Gutter Mate online. For further information call Haydon Robinson on 0800 035 2286 or visit

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Yeoman Rainguard, the market leaders in rainwater systems were brought in to help bring a derelict property back to its former glory. Yeoman Rainguard 125 x 100 MOG Aluminium XL Gutters and 100 x 75 XL and 75 x 75 XL pipes (which matched the originals) in Black were supplied for the house and also for a lodge and refurbished garage located in the grounds. Anita Mitchell explained: “There were also some decorative ear bands with a flower motif on the original fall pipes, which at one time had been an attractive external feature and we were keen to replicate, which Yeoman Rainguard did successfully and we were pleased with the end result.”

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Leading taps valves and fittings manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire is introducing a new and improved version of its Union Angle Valve that is used in its Thermostatic Mixing Valves. The growing value these products are now presenting in the UK Health Care and commercial market is supported by the convenience for servicing and maintenance at the point of use. Pegler Yorkshire has experienced huge success amongst specifiers and installers with its Prestex Thermostatic Mixing Values since their launch three years ago. Attributed primarily to features such as inlet port protectors which prevent debris entering the valve prior to installation and a unique bar code for production trace ability and quality tracking. The company is now utilising this knowledge and understanding of market requirements by including an additional feature in its new Prestex TMV Union Angle version. Angle valves allow for the supply of hot and cold water to the Prestex TMV and boast standard features such as isolation for water supply, non- return valves for prevention of cross flow, removable filters for protection of the sensitive thermostatic element and test points for use when pressure and temperature measurements are required. Plus the union angle TMV valve allows flexibility in the connection with a 360 degrees rotation. The newly introduced Union Angle TMV boasts an additional feature - a locking capability in the closed position. The main advantage for this addition is that water supplies can be turned off and secured so that they cannot subsequently be turned on and therefore exposing the risk of scalding or even water wastage when the TMV is being serviced or replaced. This new valve developed by Pegler Yorkshire offers real benefits for installers, while at the same time providing for ease of maintenance. The locking function can be particularly useful in the commercial sector, where preventing unauthorised operation of the valve can also be a factor. “Thermostatic Mixing Valves with Union Angle Valves are a popular product in the industry but by incorporating this new feature into our already highly engineered valves I believe installers and specifiers will certainly see the additional benefits,” said Pegler Yorkshire Product Market Manager Barrie Plant.


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With over 78 years experience, John Boddy supplies the joinery and furniture trades. Select from a vast range of hardwoods including certified. They offer full machining facilities for joinery work, mouldings, profiles, skirting and architraves, ex stock or to client specification and oak beams for restoration work. Solid hardwood flooring is manufactured on site supplied finished or unfinished and end matched. Engineered flooring is available including a handcrafted range. Flooring can be supplied in a range of colours and special effect finishes such as fuming. Internal batten door kits in a range of styles and timbers are a popular range.

The V-Tec Beam consists of a steel lattice girder cast onto a concrete foot. The beams support infill blocks, mesh reinforcement and a structural screed to provide a potentially lightweight suspended floor. V-Tec is unique in offering a floor beam engineered on the Rachl Girder principle. This technology provides a combination of benefits unobtainable from any other system. There are many reasons why Design Engineers and Contractors choose V-Tec: Cost Effective Provides a simple and inexpensive solution to a wide range of technical requirements in both New Build and Refurbishment. Fast An extremely fast method of providing an insulated poured in-situ concrete floor or basement cap. Versatile Wide spans: Cantilevered spans: Extreme design geometry: Progressive collapse provision. Multipurpose Can be used at all floor levels in almost every building type. A straight forward approach to capping basements and Green Roof construction. Areas of use Commercial Buildings Residential & Housing Civil Engineering Bridges For furthet information Tel: 01580 767705 or visit


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Home is where the heat is George Pickard, FCIOB, of the Precast Flooring Federation gives a timely reminder “Failure to build to the Salford standard will impose a massive unnecessary burden on national energy resources that will be carried forward well into the next century.” So said Report No. ED 179/59 published by the Energy Efficiency Office in 1987 on pioneering energy-saving house building in Salford. Yet 35 years later, this ‘Salford standard’ has gone largely unseen and unused, and it has taken a new report – The Salford low-energy house: learning from our past – to reveal the opportunities that are still being largely overlooked.

Central to their design is a high thermal capacity internal structure protected by an insulated, well-sealed envelope. The high thermal mass is provided by constructing internal walls of dense concrete blocks with beam-and-block suspended concrete floors. The result is a thermal capacity about four times the norm, enabling maximum use to be made of incidental gains, reducing temperature fluctuations and permitting a range of heating strategies. This contrasts with lightweight houses, such as most timber-framed structures, that can have a thermal capacity around a quarter of traditional values and so can suffer large temperature variations. Initially, the Council built a pair of two-bedroom semi-detached houses, followed by a prototype terrace of four houses and two flats. After detailed monitoring, they went on to build a further 200 or so dwellings. Unfortunately, changes to housing policy in the 1980s brought the number of homes built by local authorities to an effective stop and so the City Council built no more. But elsewhere in Salford, a private builder adopted the design for a small estate of about 50 flats and houses and a local housing association incorporated the principles in a sheltered housing development.

With the industry busy working towards the near-zerocarbon demands of the forthcoming Code for sustainable homes, the rediscovery of this pioneering work carried out in 1976 has surprised many. The brainchild of Dr J E Randell at The University of Salford, and J M A Hoyle, an architect with Salford City Council, the revolutionary houses have since been shown to require an energy consumption about 25% of that of the general UK housing stock and less than 60% of current Building Regulations.

Thirty-six years later, it seems strange that the Salford experience did not become widely known and was not implemented to any extent by the private sector even though the excellent performance was publicised by a 1987 report and an article in Building Services and Environmental Engineer in 1979. A possible explanation for this can be found in the anecdotal evidence from contemporary private developers that it was difficult to sell the houses without central heating installed, as potential buyers considered that they lacked an essential amenity.

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With these timely reminders from Salford, house builders are reassessing designs. At the same time, the Precast Flooring Federation is renewing its drive to expand the use of precast concrete flooring to all levels of the house-building industry. Combined with blockwork internal partitions, precast flooring adds to the thermal mass along with the additional benefit of excellent acoustic performance.


ELECOFLOOR®’S SPEEDY INSTALLATION WINS £12M RESIDENTIAL CONTRACT The speed of installation and acoustic properties of Stramit’s ElecoFloor® has recently been utilised in the construction of the West Park Development, Manchester. Renaker Build, with expertise and installed ElecoFloor® at the £12M residential project. The West Park development consists of the build of two apartment blocks each containing 85 individual units. development, ElecoFloor® panels provide the necessary sound required layers for a built up system. This results in a reduction in thickness above the joist of 50% or more. The medium weight chipboard and MDF composite bonded boards, with a resilient central layer and a durable polyester felt backing. This construction helps improve impact and airborne noise reduction. Stramit® Panel Products, a trusted partner in leading partition systems in the United Kingdom for over 50 years, understands the importance of a quick installation process and has utilised its expertise in manufacturing laminated and pre-decorated partitioning panels to develop the ElecoFloor® system. With ® can be half the time it takes to install a batten system. Once in place, the panels take up a third of the overall thickness, delivering material the overall height of the building.

is a popular choice for many, Renaker has chosen the Stramit® ElecoFloor® system which provides important data in order to help demonstrate what acoustic performance is being achieved. meets Part E of Building Regulations, protects residential properties from the noise of activities in other rooms or adjoining properties. ElecoFloor , designed® for use in both new build and conversions, is suitable for use throughout a building, including bathrooms and kitchens. Additionally, ElecoFloor® is also widely used in the conversion and refurbishment sector, where predetermined ceiling and door heights can be restrictive. For more information about Stramit’s ElecoFloor® visit Enq 310

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Hunter Ceiling Fans A Hunter ceiling fan is stylish, comfortable and energy saving. It can provide a valuable point of interest in a room. Suitable for the home, office, restaurant or anywhere that a fresh gentle breeze is needed. In winter by running in reverse they will make big heating savings. Available in over 40 models. The Hunter Fan Company Ltd. 01256 636 509 Enq No. 149

A PYROCLASSIC FIRE IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST, MOST EFFICIENT WOOD FIRES YOU CAN BUY. As well as providing a reliable, renewable source of heat, you can also use the cook top plate to boil the kettle, slow cook a casserole, roast a joint and even bake bread. Pyroclassic’s exterior powder coated panels are available in 100 different colours and, once installed, if you are updating your décor or fancy something different, it is easy to change the colour of the interchangeable exterior panels. Pyroclassic is available as either a dry stove or a boiler stove with a ‘wetback’ system, which provides hot water. For further information visit: and for details of your nearest retailer, contact Pyroclassic Fires on

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Jetmaster’s slimline, wood and multi-fuel Inset Stoves… presenting the 18i, 60i and 70i. Innovative, high-efficiency wood burners and multi-fuel stoves. Hand-built in Britain, Jetmaster’s Inset Stoves are clean-line, contemporary stoves made with a solid steel construction and guaranteed for 5 years. The 18i and 60i come with Defra approval for burning wood in smokeless zones and the 70i gives you a wide fuel bed for a truly panoramic view of the fire. And because of our powerful PureBurn technology the glass stays clean and burns with a blazing fuel efficiency of up to 85%.

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AIR CONDITIONING ADVANCEMENT AT QHOTELS LTD QHotels, the four star hotel chain, has upgraded a number of rooms with the latest climate control technology. After trials at two hotels, an environmentally friendly, compact system supplied by Servcool has been installed at the Chesford Grange Hotel located in Warwickshire. A rapid response was required to provide air conditioning for Olympic football teams who stayed at QHotels’ Chesford Grange Hotel. The Servcool Easifit Climatrol 07 Heat Pump and Air Conditioner system was selected and installed in 105 rooms. Trials at QHotels’ Nottingham Belfry and Hellidon Lakes preceded the order: these confirmed low capital cost, rapid installation and reduced down-time. Commenting, Phillip King, Director of Property for QHotels said: “We have been impressed by both the performance of Servcool’s climate control system and the speed of installation. Rooms were upgraded at a rate of six per day and, as each installation was completed within a day, without the need for redecoration, we maintained room availability. Servcool, which has specialised in supporting the hotel industry for over twenty years, has expertise supplying Easifit Climatrol products to the sector. Key product features include simple plug in to a 13 amp electrical socket and a sealed refrigeration unit. Maintenance is also straightforward with filters checked, cleaned or replaced as required.

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Just what the Doctor Ordered! We are delighted to announce the successful completion of a stunning project at The Royal College of General Practitioners HQ in central London. The project required the installation of glazed ventilators in to a near-flat structural glass roof. Delta’s Solution Team designed the resulting scheme using Lumera ventilators linked in to the building BMS. The project has been heralded a success by all with our client “delighted with the final solution”.

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At Delta we like a challenge. How do you transport 40 Eura ventilators to the roof of a 7 story Shopping Centre in the heart of bustling Milton Keynes without the use of a crane? Our client faced an impossible 16 week delay due to the required road closure permits. Delta’s solution was rapid – charter a twin engine Squirrel helicopter to lift and place the vents to their rooftop positions (pictured left) – reducing our clients schedule from 16 to 2 weeks. Another innovative solution by Delta’s team! Top picture shows Royal College Lumera closed At Delta Ventilation we provide our clients with Smoke and bottom the Lumera open. Control and Ventilation System Designs to meet every brief, however challenging. The design & supply of our solutions is where we have a wealth of experience, knowledge and proven expertise. Together with our manufacturing partners, The Brakel Group, we have access to a world-class portfolio of smoke, fire and day-to-day ventilation products to meet and supply every system design requirement. Add installation and service to Delta’s life saving solutions offering and you’ll understand how we are able to meet the wide ranging needs of all our clients; reliably, professionally and with a depth of industry knowledge, technical know-how and an innovative design approach that is second to none.


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Future fires are actively seeking retail partners, if you require further information about this aspect of our development please ring us on 01709 581168

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An inspiring new collection of design-led street furniture from Landscape Forms has been launched in the UK, by Cheshirebased Bailey Artform. Aimed at helping landscape architects and specifiers to enrich outdoor public spaces, the award-winning Landscape Forms product range combines innovative urban design with functionality and sustainability to create aspirational and effective landscape architecture. Bailey Artform is at the leading edge of integrated landscape design and can offer a single supplier solution, from project conception to completion. As exclusive UK distributor and installer of Landscape Forms products, including the ground breaking Metro 40 collection, the company is set to open up new innovative and forward-thinking urban design possibilities for landscape architects and specifiers. Landscape Forms street furniture products include design-led seating, chairs, benches, shelters, bollards, waste bins and advanced LED lighting, all of which have been hand-picked to help architects and specifiers bring their visions to life. Manufactured utilising recycled content aluminium and steel and FSC-certified timber, they are suitable for installation in a broad spectrum of outdoor urban environments, including the leisure, retail, education, commercial, new construction and renovation sectors. For further information on Landscape Forms and the Metro 40 collection, contact Bailey Artform on 01625 855909 Email or visit

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Phoenix Lifting Systems Ltd Access Lifts Phoenix Lifting Systems designs, manufactures and installs platform lifts for the less abled, within a wide variety of properties. The company specialises in producing standard, cost-effective models, as well as bespoke lifts for more prestigious sites. Platform Lifts The Rise is a highly versatile lift, suitable for both internal and external applications. The Utility Lift was the original lift designed by Phoenix. Non-standard platform sizes can be produced to meet specific requirements.

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Lift Controls All landing and platform lifts have vandalresistant, 40mm raised, tactile buttons mounted on stainless steel faceplates.


Manufacture and Safety Phoenix lifts are tested and approved to the Machinery Directive 2006-42-EC, Certificate No. MC01.010. They also fully comply with BS 6440-1999, EN81-41, Part M and the DDA. External lifts are manufactured from stainless steel and powder coated for maximum protection from the elements.

Full site surveys are carried out, and complete builders’ work drawings are prepared for client approval.

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J H Miller Decorative Lighting Specialists

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IVOLT STATE-OF-THE-ART VARIABLE VOLTAGE OPTIMISATION UNIT Electrical equipment is designed to operate most efficiently at 220V, whereas the average UK voltage is 242V. The iVolt is a state-of-the-art variable voltage optimisation unit that monitors incoming voltage, lowering and stabilising it to reduce energy consumption and slash bills by <20%. With clients including Morrisons, Gatwick, East Midlands Trains and Booker, iVolt has taken the industry by storm not only because it offers greater savings than fixed VO systems, but thanks to its unique IRT Energy Monitor. This patented technology enables users to track their electricity use – and energy savings – accurately, in real time, from anywhere in the world. iVolt also manufactures a VO system designed especially for new-builds, offering an even faster return-on-investment for anyone wishing to improve their carbon efficiency and keep energy costs to a minimum.

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Halers is adding to its range of adjustable LED down lights. Complete with mains dimmable driver and available in white and silver finishes, the HALERS H4 FF is by far the most compact LED replacement to halogen.


Boasting over 600 lumens at 4000k and part L compliant, even at 3000k, the H4 FF offers excellent quality, light out put and peace of mind with its free 7 year extended Warranty. The start of the next generation. For further information call : Collingwood Lighting Tel: 01604 495151 Fax: 01604 495095 Web: Enq No. 176

Kurt Faustig KG Kraillinger Str. 12, D-82131 Stockdorf/Munich, Germany Tel: +49(0)89 89 56 31-0 Fax: +49(0)89 89 56 31-72 Email: We are manufacturers of a wide collection of exclusive Crystal Chandeliers, small and big ones, traditional style and modern. We create also currently special makes. Our reference list covers about one hundred top hotels worldwide. Beyond that we have manufactured three times the hugest chandelier in the world, one of them 10.2 x 19.5 m. Enq No. 175


Luxonic Lighting has supplied the complete controls and lighting solution for the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in West Sussex, which is a new architectural landmark in Lancing. The £28 million new build, which replaced the old college, is a state-of-the-art learning facility that has allowed the expansion of the academy from 1,100 to 1,400 students. Luxonic has supplied products for both the interior and exterior of the buildings, from communal areas to the academy’s specialist performing arts facilities. The goal of sustainability which has underpinned this project is apparent in the choice of materials, heating, lighting and controls. Luxonic contributes to this through the use of energy efficient lighting and controls, carefully devised and manufactured to have minimal environmental and social impact. Luxonic was responsible for the lighting design, luminaires and controls throughout the entire academy complex. Luxonic’s understanding of a client’s requirements led to their specification by M&E consultants Balfour Beatty Engineering Services. Lorenzo Burns, Design Manager at Balfour Beatty, said "Luxonic has provided competitive lighting solutions for dozens of our schools in London and the South East region. The supply chain relationship with Luxonic is representative of how partnering between companies should work. Luxonic are a valued extension to our site teams on each project, where the focus on our client’s expectations and delivery of the project is key." Across the academy, the lighting choices reflect the learning environment in which they are used. Luxonic has provided lighting and controls that through their specialist functions contribute to effective and comfortable learning spaces.

Further information is available from Luxonic Lighting on 01256 363090, By E: mailing or by visiting the company’s website at: Enq No. 177

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Timber Composite Cladding Offers Eco-friendly Credentials Stuart Burns, Director of Dura Composites, looks at how investing heavily in environmentally-friendly materials at the outset has minimised the impact of the downturn over the past few years. There are cynics that said that a timber composite could not be as green as natural wood but this simply isn’t true.

only is Dura Cladding made of 87% recycled materials, we

Products like ours can also be recycled themselves - although in practice their long life expectancy means this should rarely be necessary. timber composite cladding rates highly. Where hardwood cladding needs replacing after 15 years and softwood cladding 25 years, even without painting or staining and just a basic clean every once in a while. The eco-credentials of Dura Cladding were a selling point for Darin Shaikly, Managing Director of Lanswood Ltd, when specifying products for his Lanswoodpark development in Essex: “The use of high-end, eco-friendly and sustainable building materials has been at the heart of this project right from the very beginning. That’s why we were so pleased to hear about Dura Composites and team up with a supplier with such world-leading sustainability credentials.” market because the best manufacturers offer warranties of up to 25 years and list the results from their rigorous testing procedures. It is expensive and time-consuming to manufacture cladding resulted in the creation of Dura Cladding, our timber composite alternative to natural wood cladding, was elongated substantially by the need to create a sustainable and ‘green’ product. However, where manufacturers of cladding which can’t boast these credentials have suffered in the recession, those that With the roll-out of the governments’ ‘Green Deal’, the popularity of eco-friendly cladding looks likely to grow even more. A cladding range which has such a high recycled content and uses wood which is procured through sustainable forestry is the

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Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a new warehouse at Robert Summers Transport in Leven, Fife. The national haulage company now benefits from a new 240 sq m storage space, thanks to Leven-based installer J B Developments. The building comprises 565 linear metres of Steadmans’ AS35 80mm insulated panels in ocean blue to the roof and walls. The company also supplied over 400 linear metres of purlins, as well as a host of cold rolled products, including flashings and galvanised gutters. A range of Steadmans structural material was also used on the project, including eaves beams, struts, ties and sag bars. Jeremy Beaumont, owner of J B Developments, commented: “We first used Steadmans over 25 years ago and they’ve remained our preferred supplier ever since. We continue to work with them for the majority of jobs, as they’re able to provide us with all the products that our projects require and, most importantly, they deliver them when you need them. For further information call 016974 78277 email: visit Enq No. 180

RigiSystems in the Space Age The new 1,800 sq metre Aerospace Technology Centre at Nottingham University provides a dedicated research and information exchange facility within the Institute for Aerospace Technology. It also provides a showcase for RigiSystems Ziplok standing seam profile with MicroZink finish in a roof to wall application which perfectly complements the space age nature of the project. MicroZink provides all the performance benefits of aluminium with the aesthetic appeal of a traditional zinc roof. The coating even changes colour and gloss over time in almost exactly the same way as pure zinc, yet in all other respects the profiles behave in the same way as standard aluminium.

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Safety & Security

Protecta embarks on extensive programme of UK certification for key products in its passive fire protection range. Dave Oram, Sales Manager

Protecta, a leading supplier of passive fire protection solutions, has embarked on an extensive test programme to ensure that its products are fully compliant to the latest stringent UK standards. The company's three core products; EX Mortar, FR Acrylic and FR Board have all received full certification in the last month, along with complementary products such as collars and wraps that were tested as an integral part of the penetration seal testing. Both these initial tests and the planned twelve month programme of testing of the wider range will be carried out by Exova Warrington fire. By the end of the programme it is envisaged that another 24 products from the range will have been awarded full certification. Commenting on the certification programme, Dave Oram, International Sales Manager at Protecta, said; “The majority of our products already carry full European test certification. By investing in this additional programme of rigorous testing we will give specifiers, contractors and installers complete peace of mind and the knowledge that the products they are using not only meet, but in many cases exceed, the minimum performance requirements. There is no room for compromise or uncertainty when it comes to fire protection.” “To date we have only tested a few products from Protecta's range for CERTIFIRE Approval but from the results obtained and in view of what I have seen in the laboratories this appears to be a robust and high performing range of products that will be a welcome addition to the UK market,” commented Chris Johnson, Principal Certification Engineer, Warrington Certification Limited. In addition to the high performance of the products tested to date there is an added cost benefit to installers that comes from the ease of installation which reduces the amount of labour hours required on site. Examples of the recent test results include: !

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EX Mortar achieves EI 120 with steel pipe 219mm diameter at a depth of 50mm (most other products require a 100mm depth). FR Acrylic achieves EI90 (E240) on cable penetration 14mm diameter, from one side only FR Board achieves EI240 with a maximum size opening of 2400mm x 1200 mm

Products from the Protecta range are currently being used on over 70 percent of all commercial and public buildings in Norway, including the Royal Castle and Opera House in Oslo, and over 50 percent of a similar market in Denmark and Sweden. For further enquiries please contact: Dave Oram, Sales Manager Tel: 0208 596 5061 M:07780 952441 Email: or visit

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RigiSystems on the right track at Paddington Station

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