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rAvensbourn roAd How do you make 1920 architecture effective for modern london life?

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by Fox Johnston

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Granit Architects Ravensbourn Road - How do you make 1920 architecture effective for modern London life? Eco Showcase Meet specialists suppliers as the EcoShowcase Roadshow stops by Abbotsbury - Holland Park In Creation design and fit out the full home refurbishment with contemporary kitchen and upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. Hormann Meeting the Design Challenge Brio Brio signle run offers top performance for sliding doors Manor House Stables AR Design Studio that design constraints and restrictions can often create the most interesting solutions Decorative Panels The marketing sutie is designed to not only showcase products from all the group companies but also to inspire creativity Fashion For Homes Brenton Reynolds, Country Manager (UK) Trend Advice 1 Lambourn Road A test bed for renewable technology RICS College Court renovation nets architectural award Kemper Systems A greener approach to private/social schemes

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Granit Architects P4, 5, 6 Decorative Panels P34, 35, 36

1 Lambourn Road P42, 43, 44

Cover Story

The Balmain House by Fox Johnston This house was designed to provide simple, functional, generous, private and light-filled living spaces for a young family within the constraints of a small inner city block sandwiched between 14 adjacent properties. The material palette is simple, natural and textural, and sustainability and reducing energy usage were also key considerations. A natural ventilation system and hydronic heating is provided in the new house, and the project utilises recycled and sustainable building products.

Manor House Stables - P26 & 28 Abbotsbury - Holland Park - P14 & 15

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RavensbouRn Road How do you make 1920 architecture effective for modern London life?

One factor is at a premium for plots in London; usable space. When the owners of this 1920s detached house in Twickenham took it over, they had a clear brief, to renovate the property into a modern family home. Architects at Granit had the luxury of rethinking and modernising a plot which which needed space for family life, permitted development rights. The brief focused on integrating family space on

lounge and play area leading into the garden, whilst keeping a separate lounge. This additional living area was created by utilising garden space to create a contemporary glazed extension, unifying the newly refurbished home and the modernisation of the garden. Sustaining aesthetic harmony between new and existing and modernising for family life, all The garden was sculpted in a way to create a useable, cohesive space to the home, featuring cedar and render, whilst also

causing the owners very little maintenance. Canter-levered timber brie-soleil and raised planters were designed to lead the eye, and house; the replacement for a dilapidated width for many years. Great care was taken to mirror the existing house and extension in material, form and scale, in addition to factors such as solar gain from the south which can be used throughout the year.

the layout and increase space, but also to and garden. The master bedroom was adapted to provide a greater useable area, in addition to a new walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathrooms.

development. This helped to direct many decisions throughout the project, including using permitted development rights rather

than seek planning permission, as it allowed a focus on better use of space, rather than just more. Between adaptations to the house, 22 sqm was gained, a sizable increase, in addition to 210 sqm of the original 1920s abode and the newer loft insure the permitted development rights were abided by. The idea of a pitched roof was rejected; although more space would have been created, it would have compromised the aesthetic value of the house from the rear garden. Similar

vertical considerations took place for the summer house, opting to recess the building comfortably within the garden and avoid unbalance with the main home. Granit Chartered Architects had worked on many projects within permitted development rights before, commenting that; “PD is a relatively problem free alternative to submitting a full planning application. It

In many ways a planning application is a more subjective measure and creates greater opportunity for designs to be rejected. In certain situations building work can commence under permitted development rights, whilst the plans have been rejected for planning approval, due to failing to to be the case for larger, grander builds or properties which are in a listed area. (It is almost always best to contact a local planning authority or a planning professional, for their advice in such matters.) One of the proudest achievements for Granit was new and existing, to create a space which is not just a house, but a loved family home. Granit Chartered Architects and contractor PSK Developments not only refurbished the space to provide a better living effective living space from an established 1920s property in modern London. our expectations. It is an incredibly easy family home to live in, both for our immediate and extended family who come to visit regularly. With hindsight we still would not have done anything differently.�]

You can find more information about: this property, permitted development, and their other work on Granit’s website at, www.granit.co.uk

Or you can contact Granit Chartered Architects by phone: 020 7924 455 or by email: info@granit.co.uk

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Editor’s Choice


The Hydroflame® from Smith’s still makes the grade!

TALIS UK Creates 70 New Jobs Following Product Investment

New Futuristic Letter/Mail Boxes

The Hydroflame® from Smith’s is the answer to landlords and procurement managers seeking to provide attractive and practical heating within a social housing context. Designed to look like and replace a gas fire, the Hydroflame® provides reassurance for landlords who would otherwise shy away from the ongoing maintenance liabilities of a gas fire. It eliminates the risk from Carbon Monoxide (CO), reduces installation time and costs and uses simple fan convector technology to connect to the existing central heating system without the need for a flue.

Leading UK valve, meterbox and water fitting specialists, TALIS UK, has created 70 new jobs at its South Wales facility as well as investing over £400,000 in a new machine that produces outer sleeves for its widely used Talbot Matrix meterboxes. The new 1,000 tonne injection moulding machine creates robust sleeves for the top layer of meterboxes, making them telescopic. The high quality device produces more than 2,000 outer sleeves a day, and to keep up the with the production demand, an additional 70 new jobs are required. TALIS UK is employing a large number of new employees in order to keep up with the increased level of manufacturing activity and growing demand from customers for meterboxes.

A new stylish futuristic range of secure by design eco letter/mail boxes powered by gravity was unveiled by British innovators PowerPrize Limited. With tremendous power to prevent all letterplate related risks, such as fire, arson, theft, burglary and flooding, the groundbreaking all-in-one eco-innovations from the world’s first multi-award nominated IdealGuard™ brand provide seemingly impossible security along with proven reduction of energy bills and CO2 emissions. Suitable for nearly any door type and fitting level this is a low cost maintenance-free solution for landlords, property owners/managers and occupants.

For further details please visit – www.smiths-env.com

For further information Tel: 01675 437900 or visit – talis-uk.com

For more information visit – www.secureletterbox.com.

Caledonian scores top marks for energy efficiency at Nottingham College

OKI’s C931 Takes A3 Printing to a New Level

Hethel Engineering Centre Revitalised by Photovolataic Energy

Air permeability results at Nottingham’s new Farnborough School & Technology College recorded an air tightness level of 4.11 m3/m2 per hour for a 7,005m2 building with large open plan spaces and full assembly hall. The results demonstrate that modular construction is a highly energy efficient solution even for large complex buildings such as this £8.7m final Notts BSfF project, where no additional measures were taken to seal the building beyond Caledonian's normal construction details. Caledonian provided a complete offsite building and on site construction and fit-out package, from a full height assembly hall (portal frame), science labs and music rooms to a dining hall and commercial kitchen. It provided all above-ground elements to the two-storey building, including an energy-saving CHP system, underfloor heating, and all interior fit-outs.

Ideal for printing detailed drawings or plans for tendering or other occasions when outstanding quality is key, OKI’s new C931 A3+ colour printer combines high definition with more practical features such as extreme media flexibility. Thanks to OKI technology, the C931 can handle heavier media (up to 360 gsm, single sided) than any comparable printer and fonts as small at 1pt appear crisp and precise. It’s versatile too – it can handle any size from A6 to SRA3 and banner lengths of up to 1.3m. Print speeds are up to 50 pages per minute, with a consumables capacity of up to 38,000 pages.

Hethel Engineering Centre (HEC) supports high performance engineering companies located throughout Norfolk. The original building at the centre had been operating at maximum capacity and they urgently needed to expand. The client wanted the new facility to meet an extremely high level of sustainability, using key renewable technologies, such as photovoltaics (PV), to minimise its environmental impact. Roof areas totalling 500m² were fitted with 160 PV modules, enabling HEC to generate 44.23 Megawatt Hours of solar power each year. The remarkable simplicity of the installation also meant that the entire array could be installed in one day to the client’s exact specifications, providing them with an innovative roof that boasts extraordinary environmental credentials.

Call: 01636 821645 or visit caledonianmodular.com

For further information please visit – www.oki.co.uk/printers/

For further information Tel: 01473 257671 or visit: www.bauder.co.uk

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Editor’s Choice WIN A VW Caddy with HOLDON! Fancy a brand new VW Caddy? HOLDON is on a mission to test the sawing skills of the nation’s tradesmen. The HOLDON Challenge puts contenders to the test to saw through a sleeper in the fastest possible time using a HOLDON Universal Hand Saw. In addition to the VW Caddy there are lots of other great prizes to be won. The competition runs exclusively at participating Travis Perkins branches from 03 February to 29 August 2014. The top 10 fastest times in the country will then be invited to a grand finale ‘Saw Off’ where the ultimate winner with the fastest time will win the VW Caddy! HOLDON will be reporting on the competition on the website, to keep up to date with the top scoring times and winners. From builders to carpenters, electricians and plasterers, HOLDON is designed for the smart tradesmen, offering trade quality hand and construction tools that get the job done. The product range includes hammers, measures, pliers, saws, screwdrivers, shovels, spanners storage and wrenches. For more information, visit a Travis Perkins branch or visit www.holdontools.com/theholdonchallenge

Armstrong Supply New Laundry at the Llanerch Vineyard Hotel Upmarket Llanerch Vineyard situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, has expanded its accommodation in recent years, it became necessary to totally upgrade the laundry from the semi-domestic arrangement that it had previously. Owner Ryan Davies called in Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems last year to discuss his requirements. According to Ryan, right from the first meeting with Tom Lowes, Armstrong’s director, he has been impressed with the service. “He went right through all our requirements in detail and advised us on the type & size of equipment to meet our needs – and as it turned out that proved to be exactly right,” he said. The laundry consists of an Amazon W6 6kg capacity washer and an Amazon HSF11 11kg capacity washer with two Huebsch 14kg (271 litre) capacity tumble dryers For further information contact Tel: 01635 263410 or visit – www.armstrong-laundry.co.uk

The UK’s Concrete Society condemned all BBA certification of water-resisting admixtures for concrete.

For further details please visit – www.waterproofconcrete.co.uk

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The Society stated that no BBA certified water-resisting admixture for concrete proved it worked and the most expensive does nothing underground. BBA certified admixtures only guarantee that the sound concrete will not visibly leak. None guarantee waterproof. We supply the chemical used most to waterproof concrete, concrete so dense that not an ion can wriggle let alone pass through. That's anything: not water, not vapour, not chemical, not gas. We now supply this chemical in the UK giving each project its own UKAS certificate of impermeability.


Editor’s Choice John Boddy Timber

They manufacture on site solid hardwood and softwood products: mouldings, profiles, skirting, architraves, external cladding, oak beams, scantlings, solid hardwood flooring, batten door kits and supply glulam beams, joinery timber and decking. Plus timberframes in numbered pre-bored sections ready to fix from your plan or drawing. A range of timber species available and certified timber can be supplied. A range of engineered flooring is available, selected to match their high quaity standards. Supplying both trade and retail, staff offer expert advice, irrespective of size of project and delivery is nationwide. Visit the showroom at their Boroughbridge site or send for a catalogue. For more information call sales on: 01423 320204/320214 Website: www.johnboddytimber.co.uk , E: sales@johnboddytimber.co.uk John Boddy Timber, Riverside Sawmills, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, YO51 9LJ. Just off A1(M) junction 48 or the A168 turn off for Boroughbridge.

Glass Cover UK suppliers and installers of Frameless Glazing for residential and commercial customers throughout the UK

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Cover Glass Curtain System is a European product of high quality, beauty and durability. The single glass panels have no frames between them. The mechanism of panel sliding and opening is hidden inside the profiles. Specially designed hinges allow the glass panels to slide individually and open inward, which makes window cleaning exceptionally easy and safe.


Freedom of choice

Cover Glass Curtain System suits balconies of all shapes and types, allowing all year round use of balcony’s and terraces. The glass panels can all be closed to form a complete enclosure for your balcony. On the other hand, you can choose to open your balcony partially or completely at any time you wish. For more information about what we do and what we can do for you, call us on 02088 52009 or visit www.glasscoveruk.co.uk

Bathrooms & Kitchens Contemporary designs with concrete effect tiles

Solus Ceramics introduce Monolith, a contemporary tile range that mimics the touch, shades and the subtle grains found in poured concrete. Monolith has been specially designed with commercial projects in mind, and can easily cope with high traffic footfall and retail environments. The tiles, which can be chosen in four industrial style finishes, all offer very good slip resistance values. The range is available in a total of eight colours, focusing on a core palette of grey but also encompassing rich beiges and rusty browns. Ideal for creating modern environments, this series is sleek and streamlined and can even be used continuously from floor to wall. Monolith is the perfect solution for architects and designers as it can adapt to a wide variety of design and colour themes. For more information visit our website or contact a member of our sales team. Alternatively visit The Creative Centre, Solus Ceramics’ brand new specification showroom based at 9 Baker Street in London. www.solusceramics.com T: 0121 753 0777 E: info@solusceramics.com

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Abbotsbury HollAnd PArk CLIENT: Yana Bukhantsova LOCATION: Holland Park, London BUILDING TYPE: Three-storey terraced town house JOB TYPE:



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Bathrooms & Kitchens

Tapping into the past; VitrA launches classic copper taps

Makeover the kitchen in a day with the Kitchen Door Workshop

Inta banishes bacteria with new copper grab rails

With eclectic styles and metallic finishes at the height of fashion, international bathroom specialist VitrA has launched the Elegance brassware to cater for those looking to create the look. The Elegance brassware feels rich with history, yet has a surprisingly modern feel. It has a classic grandeur with its understated bevelled edging, yet it is also undeniably sleek and bold with sweeping lines and dramatic shapes. Its dignified controls feature a traditional font which is also elegant and unfussy in its design, adding to the timeless and authentic feel of the range. This blend of old and new makes it the ideal addition for eclectic bathrooms.

For kitchens that are looking tired, out-of-date and unloved, the Kitchen Door Workshop provides the perfect speedy solution with its replacement doors to makeover the kitchen. The Kitchen Door Workshop provides a wide range of DIY cabinet doors in modern and traditional styles which can be used to swiftly replace unwanted doors. In kitchens where the existing cupboards and drawers are still in good condition, the unfashionable and worn old doors can be simply unscrewed and removed, and stylish new replacement doors can be fitted in minutes. The replacement doors are quick to fit, create very little mess, and are likely to save a fortune compared to fitting a whole new kitchen. It’s also much more eco-friendly as it creates far less waste.

Anti-scald bathroom product manufacturer, Inta, has added Antimicrobial Copper grab rails to its commercial collection, helping to combat the spread of infectioncausing germs while providing assistance to the lessmobile. Antimicrobial Copper grab rails eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria they come into contact with, preventing the spread of infections such as MRSA. Available in polished and brushed finishes, they are the sensible upgrade from stainless steel and plastic grab rails. Stuart Gizzi, managing director at Inta, said: “In healthcare establishments, safety is of paramount importance and the copper used in our grab rails outperforms all other contact materials to beat germs.”

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For further information about VitrA, please call 01235 750 990 or visit the website at www.vitra.co.uk.


For further details please call 0845 643 1928 or visit www.kitchendoorworkshop.co.uk.

Intatec Ltd For further details please tel:01889 272180 Or visit –www.intatec.co.uk

Coatings & Paints

New Grout Shield™ Cleans and Restores Old Group to Look Brand New The New Grout Shield Restoration System™ is a revolutionary new way to clean and restore old grout, making any tiled area look brand new again. Grout Shield recolours and seals grout so that it is no longer porous and therefore protects it from future stains, mould and mildew, making it extremely easy to clean and maintain. Grout Shield offers a new and better third alternative clean, restored and sealed grout, that looks great, stays clean, protects from mould and what’s more, is easy to do. Grout Shield Colour Seal is an acrylic resin containing a modified polyurethane sealant which chemically bonds with existing grout to form a professional, durable and uperior finish. It comes in four colours (white, off white, beige and grey) allowing the option to restore the original colour or change it. Available from Kilrock Products on 01494 793900. or vosot – www.groutshield.co.uk

Striking Refurbishment by Remmers Located in the historic Eyre Square, the focal point of Galway, is Dunnes Stores. The Georgian facade of the building required extensive repair and refurbishment to the render which was suffering with a high degree of cracking. Repairs to the render were carried out using Betofix RM. This advanced cementitious repair mortar is designed to be easy to use and fast curing, which allows it to be applied and built up in several layers within a short period of time prior to application of the coating system. Finally, to protect the facade from further damage, Remmers Elastoflex system was chosen for its excellent crack bridging, anti-carbonation and waterproofing abilities and to give a high degree of finish to the exterior. For further information about Remmers (UK) Limited Tel: 0845 373 0103 Or visit the website: www.remmers.co.uk

Clear & Connect: Lohmann´s

Earthborn Gives New Lease of Life to Listed CemeteryLodge The West Lodge at Paddington Cemetery has been given a new lease of life following years of neglect. A listed building, the lodge was in a very poor state. Peter opted for the environmentally friendly Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint system from Earthborn. This high performance mineral paint gives a durable, water repellent yet breathable finish. Being water based and VOC free, it has strong environmental credentials.It gives a classic matt finish that will not yellow over time. The Ecopro Silicate Masonry System comprises a single coat of Ecopro Silicate Primer followed by two coats of the paint. Together, the products form a chemical bond with underlying materials to create a barrier that is water and weather resistant yet enables the building to breathe. For further details visit: www.earthbornpaints.co.uk/trade www.celticsustainables.co.uk

Remmers Serve up 5! Flooring at Hotel

Duplocoll “Clear Performance Tape" (CPT) from Lohmann, “The Bonding Engineers”, is of special interest in architectural applications. The pressuresensitive adhesive tape range is made from a pure acrylic adhesive with high initial tack and a lasting, non-colouring transparent bond strength. The light refraction index of Duplocoll CPT is similar to that of glass making the tape range ideally suitable for all applications for which a permanent, "clear" connection is desired and in which design plays an important role.

Due to the nature of the busy hotel kitchen area, the Floormix DQ system was selected by the Client to meet their requirements for a seamless, hard wearing surface that was easy to clean and maintain as well as providing a good level of slip resistance. The installation was carried out over four days as part of a fast track, full kitchen fit-out project. Remmers (UK) Limited Tel: 0845 373 0103 Fax: 0845 373 0104 E-mail: sales@remmers.co.uk Web: www.remmers.co.uk

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Of special interest are the new products CPT 9621 and CPT 9630 which have been developed for specific architectural uses. These products are suitable for the connection of glass-partition walls e.g. in public buildings. They offer an ideal substitution of liquid silicon applications concerning the connection of glass-elements offering many advantages to the customer. These are: the edge passivation of the tapes, which prevents dirt contamination of the edge, no curing time, immediate bonding and no mess or necessity of gloves, overalls or other consumables. CPT 9621 and 9630 offer users a real benefit in process time and cost. The multi-functional characteristics and the width of this product range allow an invisible, immediate and long term bonding of different materials such as wood, aluminium, plastics, ceramics and glass. For further information visit – www.lohmann-tapes.com

Remmers Floormix DQ system has been installed by Phoenix Specialist Flooring to upgrade the floors and coves to the kitchens of a major hotel chain in the Midlands. The system was laid over the existing quarry tiles using Remmers FAS Primer 100, chosen for its exceptional bond to wet, glazed and difficult surfaces.


Doors Windows & Fittings

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Nothing matches Garador’s remotes except the car!


Giving room designs a taste for chocolate

Garador’s superb new 2 button hand transmitters are now available in a range of colours to fit in with popular car colours. They even include a wood finish to match some car interiors. Garador’s extra secure hand transmitters already broke new fields with their bisecur technology and high frequency (868Mhz) encryption signals for added security. They also offer outstanding functionality including a remote status query feature to enable garage doors to be checked even when out of sight.

Chocolate is just one of 6 contemporary colours introduced by Vicaima as part of their new stained oak doors range, which answers the growing trend for attractively stained real wood veneers in modern homes, apartments and hotel suites. Embodied with the natural grain of real Oak veneer, the faces have been enhanced with a matt lacquered stain finish which requires no further treatment once fitted and provides an easy to clean surface. The doors are available either textured or smooth finished in 6 popular colours including Hazel, Chocolate, Grey, Limed Oak, Wenge and Walnut, offering plenty of scope for individual design tastes.

Talk to Garador about its doors and of course, these exciting new remotes. Call 01935 443799 or visit www.garador.co.ik

For further information about Vicaima products please Visit: www.vicaima.com Or call: 01793 532333

GEZE UK Powers Ripon Cathedral’s New Entrance The Masons marks on Ripon Cathedral’s West Front show it was built by the finest craftsmen in England and Europe; so when the Cathedral decided to install a stunning glass porch, it was essential the project was as finely crafted and durable as the building itself. Two years on and the resulting Narthex Entrance has seen nearly 200,000 visitors as well as regular worshippers pass through its automatic glass doors, which feature GEZE UK’s Slimdrive SL automatic operators. The brief was to create a welcoming new entrance that would transform the Cathedral, flooding it with light and allowing people to see directly inside. GEZE UK was commissioned by façade specialist DML on behalf of the project architects and specifiers to provide Slimdrive SL automatic door operators. For further information Tel: 01543 443000, or visit – www.geze.co.uk.

Meeting the Design Challenge W ith a reputation for engineering excellence it is the design options that Hรถrmann can offer that set it apart from the competition. As well that can really add to a design.

As the leading manufacturer of both garage and industrial doors Hรถrmann combines the robust reliability demanded by industry and the kerb appeal required for modern homes. This offers architects and designers the opportunity to create the look they desire, based on sound, practical, easy to use mechanical options. A simple example of this combination of the industrial doors which are designed to meet a number of seemingly contradictory constraints. They need to be secure and easy to access, robust yet in harmony with the building design and capable of high frequency use, with minimal maintenance. All while operating where space is often extremely limited. Both the sliding ST500 and up-and-over ET500 are designed for a long service life of over 250,000 door cycles. The tested designs create very little wear on the operator, have a high level of operational safety and low operating costs. The doors are very quiet in operation and require minimal headroom, making them ideal for tight spaces. Similarly the recently introduced HST side-sliding sectional garage door is ideal for use where headroom is limited yet it offers security, insulation and a fresh look. This door also provides an alternative to a separate pedestrian entrance to a garage, through its unique wicket door function.

sectional frames have been developed by Hรถrmann. Doors can be created to blend in with the building style and design or simply become a design feature in their own right. The steel up-and-over frame is fully welded for strength, pre-drilled and then galvanised and coated in high-grade polyester primer. The design allows the frame to be either completely hidden or used as the door edges to become part of the desired look. A sectional version for onsite cladding uses the proven aluminium frame of the ALR industrial door, which is especially stable and designed for reliable long term operation. With this of this door style can be achieved with a unique design. Additionally if a timber sectional door is chosen Hรถrmann will work from an individual brief to create the technical drawings for approval before manufacturing the complete door in either nordic pine or hemlock.

Whatever your design challenge, Hรถrmann has the range, knowledge and expertise to deliver the style you want. For more details simply call 01530 516888, e-mail info@hormann.co.uk or go to www.hormann.co.uk

Doors Windows & Fittings Join MACO UK at FiT Show 2014, 10-12 June 2014 Telford Exhibition Centre, For a bigger more exciting dedicated new Stand 1- 136 in Hall 1 for the FiT Show .

WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT! Garador adds four new timber doors to its range.

Addlington cedar wood door

With an anticipated huge demand to attend this year’s FIT Show, and the addition of an extra 600 car parking spaces bringing the total to some 2000 it promises to be the event of the year for both Fabricator and Installer alike. Discover new product and service solutions, created specifically for you our UK customer partners, to the highest European standards. Talk to our friendly team and discuss your requirements in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere. Find out how the latest products work and try them out on the stand. See how MACO are exploring ways to future proof windows and doors with hi-tec and futuristic solutions. MACO UK Managing Director, Kevin Whiting explained the company’s decision to take a stand at the FiT Show in 2014. ‘’As a company that design and manufacture high quality industry leading products and associated services for the window and door markets, we have been very impressed by the energy and creativity and success of the FiT Show 2013 and by the positivity it is creating within the industry.'' Invitations with complimentary tickets will be issued in May, make sure you get yours! Until then, please hold the date: 10-12 June 2014. Request a personal invitation from MACO and a tour around our stand Email: enquiry@macouk.net

Ultimate security as standard

Hampton timber door Wooden garage doors add a distinctive look to any property. To meet growing demand, Garador has now added four new styles to its extensive range of natural timber up & over doors. The stylish new Countryman, Hampton and Addlington doors are constructed from solid red cedar. This lovely natural hardwood stays straight and flat and should last a lifetime if properly maintained. Cedar wood has a lovely natural grain and all Garador’s timber doors are supplied with a base stain as standard. A choice of stains and paint finishes is also available. Garador has also added a new style, Grantham, to its Elizabethan range. This range incorporates solid red cedar with a plywood backing and offers great style together with excellent value for money. Find out more about Garador’s great new looks in wooden garage doors on 01935 443799 or visit www.garador.com

Contemporary Door Canopies

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The ultimate purpose of a door canopy is to protect the door and those gaining access to it from rain and snow. To accomplish this they must be strong enough to withstand rain, wind and snow for decades but must also be stylish so as to add value to the property.


When it comes to bi-folding doors, manufacturer Sliders UK prides itself on designing products that are not only stylish and practical, but are the most secure on the market too. They are so secure, in fact, that they were the first to achieve ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status through the official Secured by Design initiative, which is governed by the Association of Chief Police Officers. “At Sliders, we believe that style should come without compromise. The wide expandable opening of a bi-folding door potentially makes properties very attractive and vulnerable to intruders,” says Ian Longbottom, Joint Managing Director of Sliders UK. “For this reason, we invest thousands in developing and testing security upgrades that meet Secured by Design’s strict criteria for protecting homes and commercial premises against crime. For more information visit www.sliders-uk.com

All the door canopies in our wide range are manufactured with those aspects in mind by the largest door canopy manufacturer in Europe. Besides their longevity, as a result of the materials used in their manufacture, they offer an advantage in terms of ease of fitting. Each canopy is supplied with all the necessary fitting accessories (plugs, bolts, bolt covers) as well as detailed instructions. Some canopy models in the range come fitted with LED lights. Practical and economical. A brochure featuring the new 2014 range of canopies is available on request from The Canopy Store or to download from: www.canopystore.co.uk Please call us on 01223 265598 Or email to sales@canopystore.co.uk for more information.

BRIO SINGLE RUN OFFERS TOP PERFORMANCE FOR SLIDING DOORS Brio, the leading architectural sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, has developed a wide interior sliding doors in its Single Run portfolio.

Single Run Zero Clearance is a particular favourite with architects as the hardware allows minimal

doors up to 350kg in weight. There are two dedicated hangers to suit a wide range of applications and door

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of weight capacities. The range includes hardware for inside and outside applications in domestic and commercial applications.


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We provide: • Simple-to-follow buyers’ guides to help you choose the right blind for your needs • Straightforward measuring guides to help with your order • Video and printed instructions to help you fit your blinds once they have arrived We also provide next-day delivery for samples, so you can see if your choice matches your décor. We have a reputation for top level customer service and value for money.

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Yeoman Rainguard Gives Historic Dublin Cathedral New Lease of Life

Advanced Aeration Ltd offer a full range of sewage treatment systems for domestic, commercial and Industrial waste water applications and also for major water utilities. The environmentally friendly Bio-Bubble system produces a very high quality effluent suitable for re-use or, without any further treatment being applied, can discharge to a watercourse. Also, sludge waste production is far lower than conventional forms of treatment meaning far fewer tankers. Over the years, Bio-Bubble have continued to offer a robust solution to environmentally sensitive and specialist sites.

Yeoman Rainguard lead effect GRP rainwater pipes, clips and hoppers have been used to replace damaged rainwater systems on the historic Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Architect John Beauchamp from Benjamin + Beauchamp Architects Ltd said: “We specified Yeoman Rainguard GRP for this particular project as they were able to match the design of the existing pipes and hoppers by producing moulds from which glass reinforced plastic replicas were supplied.” New downpipes were colour matched to the existing lead and produced in three separate colours to ensure a seamless bespoke installation at each location.

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For further details visit www.rainguard.co.uk call 0113 2795854 or email sallyann@rainguard.co.uk

Plastic Rainwater Goods Make Their ‘Way Out’ For Attractive Aluminium Replacements Quality, function and appearance were major factors when choosing rainwater goods to renovate Wayout Lodge, a listed property which has undergone a major transformation by owner and interior designer James Gostelow. Existing plastic drainpipes were replaced with Rainguard XL Aluminium pipes and gutters. “In my eyes aluminium guttering was the most cost effective way of achieving a solid material and a great look,” said James. Dating back to 1830, James knew that the hopper design was something that was hugely important. “I wanted a design to fit in with the era of the lodge and give that dramatic effect. The Yeoman Rainguard Victoria GRP Hopper was able to fit the bill exactly.” For further details visit www.rainguard.co.uk call 0113 2795854 or email sallyann@rainguard.co.uk

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Manor House stables


riday April 5th 1946, on a beautifully clear Spring afternoon crowds cheered as the 25/1 racehorse, “Lovely Cottage”, strode triumphantly past the

Grand National, the UKs largest horse race. Trained by Tommy Rayson and true Aintree Grand National race since 1940, after the Second World War, and the last to take place on a Friday, which had been the tradition since 1876. That weekend “Lovely Cottage” returned home to the small village of Headbourne

Worthy, near Winchester. He received a well-earned rest in the stables at the Manor House where he was housed. These stables, that were once beautiful and functioning have since remained unused and have fallen into a state of dilapidation. Fortunately, this Grade 2 listed stable block, steeped in poignant historical character and narrative was not forgotten. It has been transformed into an elegant and contemporary 3 bedroom family home by RIBA award winning architects AR Design Studio.


Practice Director, Andy Ramus, discovered this piece of overlooked historical heritage while undertaking a large scale refurbishment at the Manor House and immediately recognised its potential. The team at AR could see past its existing rundown state. There was a clear potential to create a sophisticated, contemporary family home within the historical context of the building and the picturesque Hampshire countryside. The history and character of driving force in design and there Studio that design constraints and restrictions can often create the most interesting solutions. The concept was to preserve the existing while making any new additions simple and pure in order to let the original character shine. This results in an innovative arrangement of spaces according


The Manor House Stable Exterior

in order to maintain many of the existing exposed timber interior walls. These were then cleaned, stripped back and refurbished to reveal an exquisite amount of detailing and craftsmanship. With the existing internal walls brought back to life, the next task was to turn the Stables into a home for the modern family and bring it into the present day. In order to respect the character of the property a clean, contemporary and neutral approach was taken to the rest of the renovation which juxtaposes perfectly with the original timber walls, allowing them to stand out as pieces of art against a beautifully simple

contemporary backdrop. Many of the existing features were refurbished and re-purposed for use in the home environment; the original horse troughs were cleaned and converted for use as sink basins, the old horse ties act as towel rings in the bathrooms and original doors are preserved where possible to give a sense of real period character. large double bedrooms, with 2 en suite rooms to accompany a spacious family bathroom. Being a single storey property with long continuous views, the layout was tailored and split between sleeping and living accommodation with a single constant circulation running through the entire building. The welcoming and spacious open-plan kitchen dining area is conveniently located at the heart of the home, leading into the light


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LATHAMS’ ‘AGED’ FLOORING ADDS INSTANT CHARM James Latham has bolstered its already extensive solid and engineered Bausen flooring portfolio with the addition of ‘1757’, a contemporary range of ‘aged’ Oak engineered boards with broken edges, a distressed top layer and no bevel. As architects and interior designers in both the commercial and residential sectors look for a real wood flooring option that delivers an instant sense of history and ‘aged charm’ to their projects, 1757 offers the perfect solution. Evocative of old reclaimed floors found in classical French Chateaux, the 1757 range is naturally distressed and every board is hand finished, so that each one is completely unique. Incorporating a generous 6mm wear layer, the 1757 collection comprises five different designs; Charente; which is hand carved and oiled, supplied in 18 x 220mm, Amboise; which is saw marked, water marked, white washed and oiled and also supplied in 18 x 220mm, Dijon; incorporating a stressed face and edges which is gold stained and supplied in 18 x 190mm, Pontoise Noir; boasting a distressed face and edges which is then smoked and oiled, supplied in 18 x

190mm and Limoges; which offers a distressed face and edges and is oiled and finished in natural white matt, also supplied in 18 x 190mm. In addition, the Limoges, Pontoise Noir and Dijon ranges are all FSC certified. James Latham Director, Andy Duffin commented, “Reaction from the market to this new range of flooring has already been extremely positive and we’ve had particular interest from the shopfitting and hospitality sectors. The quality and finish of this premier grade flooring is exceptional and thoroughly convincing. Once fitted, a 1757 floor will look as if it has been down for years, adding instant charm and character to any project either in a commercial or residential setting.”

Once fitted, a Bausen 1757 floor will look as if it has been down for years

The 1757 range is now available directly from stock at all nine of James Latham’s panel distribution sites. As well as ‘on-the-ground’ technical expertise from Latham’s fully trained staff, the company also has a specialist free-phone helpline which customers can call for additional information and advice on flooring matters; 0800 917 7056, plus, James Latham also has a brand new dedicated website for its range of flooring at: www.bausen.co.uk.contact

Incorporating a generous 6mm wear layer, the 1757 collection comprises five different designs

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

Craven Dunnill Opens Dedicated Tile Resource Centre in the Midlands

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.

Contact: Craven Dunnill T: 01746 761611 www.cravendunnill.co.uk

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Craven Dunnill, the Shropshire based ceramic tile distributor, stocks over 10,000 product lines at its UK warehouse. It frequently updates its portfolio with fashionable, new ranges from leading tile producers and has opened a dedicated contract Specification Zone at its expansive showroom at Bridgnorth. The facility showcases a comprehensive library and sampling area of ceramic tiles and glass mosaics and offers customers a private, client meeting area. Craven Dunnill works with many architects, designers, developers and retailers and this facility provides them with a comprehensive ceramic showroom and knowledge centre where they can bring their clients and discuss current projects. The spectrum of middle to high end ceramics and mosaics on display is vast and is categorised by visual appearance: marble, industrial, wood, concrete, large format, polished, glass mosaics, and the like. The Specification Zone is open seven days per week and is supported by a team of knowledgeable showroom staff.


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Warming the inside from the outside

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Savotherm external wall insulation has recently been installed on a previously uninsulated home in Bristol. This quick and easy-to-install system has transformed a cold terraced house into a warm and welcoming environment radically reducing energy costs and providing a fresh and aesthetically pleasing exterior finish. Savotherm purpose-made, laminated insulation boards which form the basis of the proprietary EWI (External Wall Insulation) system. Manufactured in one square metre size, the boards are available in a variety of thicknesses offering an improved thermal efficiency for 9” brick walls from 2.08W/m2K up to 0.24W/m2K. The EWI system is a perfect solution for retrofit applications as its exterior application negates any interior mess and disruption. Savotherm is exclusively available in the UK from Skanda Acoustics Limited. Samples and technical information are available T: 01978 664255 or visit: www.savolit.co.uk


Elta Fans Ensure Low Noise at Bannockburn Centre

Panasonic Launches New Intelligent Remote Control Panels For Hotels

Air handling and heat recovery specialists Air Design are helping to ensure that visitors to a brand new attraction get the full experience in a heritage centre built to commemorate The Battle of Bannockburn. The visitor experience was developed as a partnership project by the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland. No distractions were wanted from the fully interactive visitor experience so, when specifying the air handling units (AHUs) required for the centre’s HVAC system, Mechanical & Electrical Contractors FES stipulated low noise as a fundamental requirement. The two units feature a single phase AC backward curved fan, selected as it is one of the quietest fans available, with 45mm double-skinned panels, mineral wool infill and silencers to further enhance noise reduction from the HVAC’s ducting.

Panasonic has developed a new intelligent LCD remote control panel which integrates all hotel devices, including Panasonic’s ECOi VRF system. This new LCD panel from Panasonic is meeting the demand from hoteliers for systems which offer energy savings, and also providing hotel customers with control over the room environment. Panasonic’s remote control integrates all key devices in a hotel room to ensure that visitors can operate the various aspects from one panel. The remote control is able to integrate lighting, card reader, blinds, window contact, motion detector and air conditioning. The LCD panel is easy to understand and hotel customers can alter the settings for these different applications.

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For more information on the LCD remote control tank, please visit www.aircon.panasonic.eu


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Avoid Hefty Replacement Costs With UK Spares Boiler Range UK Spares (www.uk-spares.com), the leading online distributor of spare parts within the electrical heating sector, has added to its substantial range of boiler spare parts, now suitable for commercial, domestic and industrial heaters- from small offices, canteens and households. With replacement prices starting from just £20, UK Spares stocks a range of water boiler spare parts spanning major brand names from a range of leading companies, including Burco, Zip and Redring. UK Spares removes the need to replace a full boiler for the sake of a broken element, lever tap or solenoid valve. Using the latest data specs, up-to-date information and extensive product knowledge, the UK Spares team use their years of knowledge and expertise in order to identify the correct spare part for each individual request. For further information visit – www.uk-spares.com or Tel: 01454 62050

Designer and Manufacturer of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump Equipment High Quality, Innovative Products and Excellent Customer Service TEV Ltd. has three divisions, Quartz (Chilled Water Fan Coil & Chilled Beams), Marstair (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Products) and HeatKing (Air Source Heat Pumps). An innovative forward-thinking company TEV has been designing, manufacturing and selling high quality innovative products throughout the world for the past 40 years. TEV’s product development continually focuses on designing energy efficient products, which incorporates the latest technological advances. This combined with excellent customer support has positioned TEV Limited as a leader in its market place. T: 01484 405 600 E: sales@tevlimited.com A: Armytage Rd., Brighouse, West Yorkshire. HD6 1QF

Get Paid For Using Renewable Heat In Your Home. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to revolutionise the way homes across the nation are heated. Where heat metering is required, a heat meter that is MID Class 3 or higher is critical to claim the RHI payment. The new minocal® C5 IUF heat meter from Minol meets MID Class 2 in any orientation and consumption data for the last 24 months can be interrogated at the touch of a button. Its compact ultrasonic technology is resistant to debris, can handle temperatures up to +130°C and stable over the long service life. The minocal® C5 IUF heat meter is available exclusively from Bell Flow Systems. For further details Tel: 0800 027 7786 (free phone) Email: sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk Or visit – www.bellflowsystems.co.uk

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Gledhill Launches Pulsacoil Stainless


Established in 1978 B Bowden and Company Limited specialize in Heating Systems, Underfloor Heating (wet and electric), Renewable Energies, Electrical and IT networking, Solar Panels, Plumbing, Bathroom suites and Interiors. For more details please email: contact@bbowden.com or Call: 01753 630101 and ask for Simon Bradley.

Gledhill, the cylinder specialist, has developed a stainless steel version of its popular PulsaCoil thermal store, providing an ideal, cost-effective solution for electric mains pressure hot water in apartment applications. The new coil-free design still boasts an elegant rectangular case to hide pipework and utilises a patented pump and plate heat exchanger configuration to provide efficient mains pressure hot water. An electrically-heated open vented unit, PulsaCoil Stainless has been designed to maximise off-peak electricity to minimise running costs and heat the store as efficiently as possible. This robust product has been developed to overcome Part G Building Regulations regarding discharge pipework and offers installers both a fast and simple installation. For further information please visit – www.gledhill.net

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Enriching your surroundings Robin Furlong designs & creates, exquisite furniture for your home and corporate location, bringing elegant lines and forms to fruition through the use of beautiful woods and time honoured craftsmanship. Avant-garde and understated styles are available, including: a bow front cabinet in cherry, the Crossbow Dining table featuring burr walnut & maple or a contemporary take on the Longcase Clock. Each is finetuned and created by his team of skilled craftsmen. Based in the Cotswold Market town of Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire his workshop & Studios are open to visitors to experience first-hand the line and finish of the Furlong Brand. Recipient of four Guild marks Robin Furlong furniture, Fosseway Business Park, Stratford Road, Moreton in March, GL56 9NQ T: 01608 650567 W:www.robinfurlongfurniture.co.uk

Distinctive Designs from Chesterfield Craftsmen in Yorkshire A classically British design, the distinctive chesterfield sofa has long been a focal point of gentleman’s clubs and stately homes. In the picturesque village of Honley, Holmfirth, husband and wife duo Steve and Clare Laidlaw head a team of craftsmen producing traditional, tufted and buttoned sofas and chairs and shipping them to customers globally. Offering suites, sofas, club chairs, footstools, wing back chairs, and office chairs, Distinctive Chesterfields’ furniture is second to none. Each piece is hand-built with care and attention, offering the very best in comfort and style. For more about Distinctive Chesterfields, head to www.distinctivechesterfields.com

Rustic Oak is an established family run business that designs and makes bespoke oak furniture. We specialise in our handmade dining tables that are made from 5 years seasoned English oak and have a uniquely chunky look with solid 90mm thick tops. As well as the dining tables, we also make lots of coffee tables, drinks stools, television units and bathroom sink units that are all made to order to suit your requirements. These are stylish and unique items that show off the natural beauty of the oak superbly and would complement any home from traditional to contemporary. For further information please contact – Rustic Oak Limited T: 01245 224357 / 07855 808555 E: enquiries@rusticoak.co.uk Web: www.rusticoak.co.uk

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TREND ADVICE Brenton Reynolds, Country Manager (UK), Fashion For Home Explains

“As we move into the summer months, we can start looking out for the key trends that are starting to make their way into our homes. As the days get longer and the days a bit warmer, it’s an ideal time to think about incorporating splashes of vibrant colour into your home, as well as softer, slightly pared down tones which will soften the impact of these splashes of bright, vivid colour. Another important trend, which has stepped off last year’s runways and is now making its way into our homes, is the geometric. The key to incorporating this trend is to use hints of it throughout your room — in accessories, floors, or single items of furniture, using contrasting shapes and repetitions. The most important thing to do with this trend, however, is to have fun with it — don’t be too rigid in your adherence to it.

Alongside this, there are other important trends that are starting to emerge. We’re seeing a growing enthusiasm for juxtaposing warm wood with white lacquer. This contemporary, Scandinavian style of furniture design is increasing in popularity, and we expect to see more of this trend pushing through into the rest of the year. Looking forward, the vibrant colours of the summer will express themselves in bold jewel tones — emerald being the key one. Incorporated with pattern and decorative chintz accessories, these really can work together. As well as the jewel trend, we’ll be seeing increasing numbers of homeowners bringing the outdoors in with pieces inspired by nature — trees, leaves, birds and so on, particularly with botanical prints and accessories.”

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1 Lambourn road The house had been derelict for two years, but there was an opportunity to add an extra floor and to extend the two-storey rear extension. From the outset it was decided to make the house as energy efficient as possible and to act as a test bed for renewable technology. The floor plan was reconfigured with a new stair off to the side of the two front reception rooms. The rear two storey extension houses a kitchen at ground level and study /bedroom at first floor. Both look out via a glazed bay onto a contemporary landscaped garden, complete with fish-pond moat and core ten planters. The existing flank and new rear walls were insulated externally then rendered; with attention paid to reduce thermal bridging.

The existing front faรงade was restored and thermally upgraded with internal insulation. The existing openings were replaced with double glazed casement windows filled with heat mirror film and new triple glazing system to the rear bay extension. A very high air tightness was achieved which required the use of a MVHR system, supplying fresh air to main habitable rooms and bathrooms. A cooling loop runs through the fish-ponds acting in reverse to pre cool the air in the summer. Solar heating panels on the front pitch, supply pre-heated water to a combined tank and boiler. A rainwater tank buried in the garden, connected to an automatic irrigation system, supplies water to a wild meadow green roof and planted beds. 100% low energy lighting was used throughout.

Lighting & Electrical Berker by Hager Launch Premium Wiring Accessories for Intelligent Homes Premium wiring accessories range Berker has been introduced by leading electrical solutions and services provider, Hager to complement its building automation offering for exclusive building designs and intelligent homes. The range includes switches and sensors designed with high-grade materials such as aluminium, glass, and CRYSTALLIZEDTM Swarovski Elements for the more extravagant interiors. Hager invests heavily in the design of its products, incorporating it into the functionality as well as aesthetics, the Berker acquisition reflects this emphasis on celebrated design. For further information about Berker Hager: Email: info@hager.co.uk or Or visit: www.hager.co.uk and download the full catalogue

Daylight To Basements – A Unique Product The Mirror Shaft from Limitless Ltd designed specifically for basements brings a tremendous amount of daylight deep into the room and allows ‘windowless’ spaces to have fresh air ventilation and external views. It is the only basement system that complies with BS 8206 Pt 2 - Code of Practice for Daylight. The Mirror Shaft can be installed into new builds or retrofitted into existing basements. Increasing a property’s value as well as providing enhanced space utilization – making a basement a very pleasant place to live or work. Limitless Ltd offer a free design service so if you have plans or drawings please get in touch and we can assess the best natural light solution for your project. For further information visit – www.limitless.uk.com E: info@limitless.uk.com T: 01373831497

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Recreation & Leisure

Who Constructs Your Play Areas? When the government introduced the Playbuilder scheme and large funds became available for new playgrounds within a tight timescale, understandably demand for playground installers became extremely high and as a result many new contractors emerged. Inevitably, in such a specialist sector, it’s sometimes hard to find experienced teams and therefore it is important to ensure that your contractor has the appropriate credentials. Things to consider…

• CRB Checks • Specialist Insurances • BSEN1176 & BSEN1177 Knowledge • CHAS Accreditation • Appropriate H&S Practices • ConstructionLine Membership • API Membership • Plant Operating Certificates • References • Customer Service • Project Management Experience Having gone to the trouble of identifying a need, securing a site, generating public interest and raising the funds it can be devastating to local communities for the actual build to be problematic. Which is why choosing the right contractor is so important. Playground Services Ltd are specialists in the design and construction of play spaces, large and small. With over 25 years experience, we win almost all of our work because we have been recommended by prevous/ existing customers or because someone has visited one of our playgrounds and liked what they’ve seen. We’re frequently asked ‘who installs your playgrounds?’ and clients are pleasantly pleased to find that we install them ourselves – we employ our own installers and we have our own depot and plant so we can carry out all aspects of play building, including: equipment installation, landscaping, carpentry, welding, fencing, planting and surfacing as required. We are proud to be a small, family run business offering the personal touch. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation site visit and design, with a comprehensive quotation pack sent out for every project. We supply all makes of play equipment, and are well known amongst manufacturers and Councils alike for our bespoke works. So whatever your playground needs… we’d be happy to assist.ct

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Tel: 01488 683 797 Email: info@playground-services.co.uk Web: www.playground-services.co.uk




qua Platinum Projects specialise in the design and construction of luxury areas in the home, with an emphasis on basement construction and swimming pools. They offer a turnkey solution and cover all aspects of a building project, from initial designs, including all areas of construction and finishes. With the quest for more space and with the high cost of land and many planning constraints, APP’s modern techniques can help you achieve a rapid and economical solution. Swimming Pools Aqua Platinum have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the swimming pool industry; they offer a design and construction service for all types of swimming pools, from residential indoor and outdoor pools to commercial hydrotherapy and spa complexes. Concrete Pools Concrete pools are a popular choice by clients for shaped pools and are perfect to

create a unique pool design tailored to the customer. This material can also be used to design spilt level with the pools, as well as deck designs and can accommodate a range of pool finishes. Insulated Pools Aqua Platinum can alternatively construct the pool using Polypool insulated panels to ensure the best insulation for their clients. Polypool panels have the highest level of insulation on the market. This reduces the energy loss in the swimming pool and results in lower running costs for the client as well as being environmentally friendly. Following changes to the Part L Building Regulations in 2010, insulation is now required for all indoor swimming pools in the UK. The Polypool panels exceed these requirements and have manufactured to this standard for 20 years. Project Management The highly focused team of Aqua Platinum is the company’s strongest asset. Their designers, consultants and contractors

have unrivalled experience in all aspects of planning, design, specification and detailing in this immerging market where the value of garden space is transformed into luxurious habitable leisure space whether it be your own swimming pool, home cinema, wine store or gym. Every project will be carefully managed by the team and large projects will receive a fulltime dedicated project manager, assigned to that particular construction. Basement Construction With the rising costs of land, basement construction is a popular way to extend the living space of a property. With the use of modern technology and innovative design basements can be transformed from dark, cold spaces to useful areas of the home filled with natural light. Aqua Platinum Projects have built a range of cinemas rooms, spas, swimming pools, gyms and wine cellars in basements.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: www.aquaplatinumprojects.co.uk

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College Court renovation nets arChiteCtural award University of Leicester's new conference centre and hotel recognised by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

A project to transform a former University Halls of Residence into a state-of-the-art conference facility and Hotel has won an award recognising the highest standards of restoration and renovation of buildings in the East Midlands. The University of Leicester's College Court Conference Centre and Hotel Project won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East Midlands Regional Award for Building Conservation Project of the Year. Members of the University's Division of Estates and Facilities Management and the College Court Management team were presented with the award by ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson at a ceremony on Friday 2 May. College Court is a £17.5 million project which turned the University's Grade II listed College Hall buildings into a leading residential conference venue.

The buildings were originally designed by internationally renowned architects Trevor Dannatt and Leslie Martin and were originally built as catered student accommodation. The refurbishment was designed by Associated Architects of Birmingham and constructed by Wilmott Dixon. The new designs met with the approval of one of the original architects, Trevor Dannatt. The development also houses 18 conference rooms, 123 en suite bedrooms, restaurant, bar, private dining room and garden lounge. The Grade II listed buildings, located close to the City Centre, had been out of use for around eight years. Trevor Humphreys, Director of Estates, said: “The project to create the College

Court hotel and conference centre is an excellent example of building conservation where a new use is found that breathes new life into a building or complex of buildings. The project team did an excellent job in delivering this project on time, below budget and to an excellent quality.” Steve Crawford, College Court Conference Centre Director, said: “I has recognised the bringing back to life of a Grade II listed building. It is a great endorsement to the project team led by the Estates Division. I am also thrilled that for such a young business the excellent reviews that we are receiving from our customers and the new revenue that we have brought to both the University and indeed city of Leicester.” www.rics.org




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Homeowner Steps Up With Cedral Weatherboard

Real Value and Buildability Raise Roofing Standards at Huddersfield University

A property owner in Bognor Regis has successfully transformed the appearance of his home with the help of Marley Eternit’s Cedral Weatherboard. Being as quick and easy to install as timber meant that the owner, with the help of his joiner son, was able to install the Cedral Weatherboard cladding in just a weekend, minimising labour costs in the process. “I chose Cedral Weatherboard as it is a substantial material and looked extremely good in comparison to plastic-based boarding”, said Mr Fish, the homeowner. “My son and I attended a 'Cedral Weatherboard Training Road Show' organised by Marley Eternit at Covers of Chichester and this proved to be very useful when we came to fitting the product.”

As universities adjust their business models in response to changes in funding structures, university campuses have seen a significant investment to address the increasingly competitive nature of the higher education sector. At Huddersfield University, recent improvements to facilities include a new sports hall, Dean’s office and corporate suite. To enhance the biodiversity and aesthetics of the development, green roofs were specified for three sections of the building. Addressing those challenges became a team effort between the architects, the roofing contractor, Cawston Roofing, the green roof supplier ABG and the waterproofing specialist, Kemper System. Cawston Roofing suggested to the architect that Kemperol V210 cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane would offer a more practical and durable solution.

On Friday 16th May, the ninth annual Roofing Awards took place at the Hilton Metropole in central London. A record seven hundred guests arrived to be a part of this prestigious industry event, which was jointly hosted by TV Presenter and Interior Designer Linda Barker and NFRC Chief Executive Ray Horwood. To find out about this year’s award-winning companies and projects, as well as individual awards winners for Young Lead Worker of the Year and Health & Safety Champion, head to the dedicated awards media page at http://bit.ly/1hEXJme. From there you will also be able to check out this year’s sponsors and partners as well as download a number of award-related publications.

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The Roofing Awards – Winner Revealed

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Architectural Mesh Cladding at Holland Park School

RigiSystems Ziplok – the roof on the UK’s greenest building?

With the brief to create a building that neither looked nor felt like a school, Aedas Architects designed this school in London. The school building with its unusual façade is wrapped with a curved brise soleil made of architectural wire mesh by Haver & Boecker. The wave-like wire mesh cladding made of architectural weave type EGLA-MONO softens the geometry of the building and creates an effective aesthetic sun protection screen in front of the classrooms. This transparent façade allows unobstructed views from inside the classrooms and reflects the sunrays to protect the interior from overheating.

The Living Planet Centre, WWF’s new headquarters in Woking, was designed to be at the forefront of sustainable design and construction. Designed by Hopkins Architects to show that, through the smart use of design, materials and technology, it’s possible to create a state-of-the-art building with minimal environmental impact, it is now one of the greenest buildings in the UK with a BREEAM rating of ‘outstanding’. An integral part of this achievement is 2,000 sq m of RigiSystems Ziplok standing seam roofing, atop the 80m long, curved timber grid shell. In a MicroZinc finish. To match the aesthetics of the building, the 400m wide Ziplok was specially rolled with just two ribs and no microribs to provide a clean, sleek look to the roof structure. For more information Tel: 01905 750500 or visit – www.rigisystems.org.

For further information visit: www.weavingarchitecture.com

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Cedral Weatherboard Fixes It For Walsall Development


A brownfield development in Walsall, West Midlands, has become a highly sought after location after being fitted with Marley Eternit Cedral Weatherboard. The ease and speed of installation meant that Cedral Weatherboard played its part in ensuring that the 73 new build homes for affordable rent on Barracks Lane were completed exactly on schedule. As a dry-fix solution, Cedral Weatherboard offers all the benefits of off-site construction, including an ability to be fitted in up to half the time of cement-based render systems. As easy to work as timber but with the durability of cement based products, Cedral Weatherboard has good resistance to fire and is dimensionally stable. For further information ask ME at www.marleyeternit.co.uk/facades or call ME on 01283 722588

EQUITONE Specified For Social Housing Development EQUITONE [natura]]from Marley Eternit have been used on a social housing development at Bell Green, South London. Metropolitan, the client, was looking to create 23 mixed tenure affordable residential homes and a ground floor commercial unit without compromising on quality, aesthetics and sustainability. EQUITONE helped achieve these objectives by creating a visually engaging low-maintenance rainscreen facade that offers enhanced weather performance benefits. The fibre cement facade also enabled the incorporation of high performance insulation to create a thermally efficient building. Both EQUITONE [natura] and EQUITONE [pictura] were used on the exterior of the buildings. For further information on EQUITONE from Marley Eternit just ask ME at: www.equitone.co.uk or call ME on 01283 722588.

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Safety & Security

NEW“THEOPENPLAN ALLIANCE” WEBSITE The Open Plan Alliance www.openplanlayout.com is a knowledge-centre focused on promoting information and guidance on how homeowners and architects alike, can create the layouts they desire whilst conforming with fire building regulations and keeping their homes safe. Homes with open layouts have become some of the most popular and sought-after house plans available today.


An open floor plan can make your home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest. However, these layouts are often at odds with fire building regulations which require compartmentation to prevent the spread of fire compromising the escape route. The technical requirements contained in Part B (Approved Document B) of the Building Regulations can cause anguish, particularly those building three storey homes. However, there are a number of ways of meeting the requirements and the objective of the site is to share solutions from a wide range of contributors. All of the examples detailed on the site are real layouts that have been accepted by Building Control and/or Authorities having jurisdiction. The Open Plan Alliance is supported by the Plumis Accreditation Programme which is focused around the award-winning sprinkler alternative Automist, a uniquely easy to understand, specify and install system. Automist is a pre-engineered solution; the design work is not carried out in situ, but is embedded in the product at the manufacturing stage. There are no tanks and no

A life-saving partnership introducing the new FireAngel 10-year carbon monoxide alarm

selection of pumps and pipes because these characteristics are set in the design of the finished product. The result is a ready-made solution which requires only a smaller and simpler set of tasks for specification and installation. This process is thoroughly explained through our innovative program, which brings together the architect (specifier), installer (contractor) and in a single session to enable all parties in the process to understand how the system works and have ownership over its use. This means the system can be applied without a specialist contractor and a complicated and lengthy design and approval programme. Automist is covered by an LABC Registered Detail (RD171) for use in open plan layouts in loft converted houses. The Registered Details scheme allows building control officers to approve a project without a long and detailed investigation. For further information and/or to contribute your thoughts and ideas on open plan solutions visit The Open Plan Alliance website at www.openplanlayout.com


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


Increased battery capacity and upgraded power supplies for improved system availability

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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.


Home safety products specialist, Sprue Safety Products has launched a new 10-year carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that offers a cost-effective solution for installers, landlords and housing providers looking to provide better protection against carbon monoxide for homeowners and tenants. With an extended 10-year life warranty and advanced diagnostics, the FireAngel CO-9X-10T-FF CO alarm offers peace of mind with back-up from Sprue for the lifetime of the product. For landlords who have a duty of care to protect tenants against the risk of carbon monoxide in their properties, the CO-9X-10T-FF features comprehensive diagnostic software to analyse historical CO events. The alarm’s micro-processor constantly collects and reviews data to determine CO levels, battery condition and status of the alarm. For more information visit: www.sprue.com

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.

Timber & Timber Frame Construction

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Timber & Timber Frame Construction

MicroPro from Osmose provides a major step forward

OSMOSE'S MICRONIZED PRESERVATIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKS A SEA CHANGE IN TIMBER TREATMENTS. MicroPro is a revolutionary preservative system incorporating micronized copper and co-biocides to create a new generation of wood preservatives with enhanced technical performance and distinctive environmental, aesthetic product features when compared to other current copper based systems. Developed within the US, the preservative system is used globally as a highly effective preservative timber preservative system against fungal decay and insect attack in high to low risk applications (UC4-UC1). European versions of Micronized copper preservatives are manufactured, using the proprietary Osmose MicroPro technology, under the controlsystems of ISO 14001, the recognised standard in Europe for environmental management.

Key benefits include: no organic solvents, setting new environmental benchmarks (VOC free); faster drying; improved compatibility with metal fixings and fasteners; and the availability of a long-lasting pigmentation system.

Sioo Wood Protection AB are based in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are the developers of a break through wood protection process using silicon technology providing a unique combination of benefits for the care of timber. The Sioo products are in wide spread use across Scandinavia for all types of timber. The Sioo treatment is totally environmentally friendly and provides a beautiful smooth natural finish, strengthens the surface fibres, kills and prevents algae formation and insect attack, retards water and provides long life. The Sioo products are being specified by architects and customers across the UK.

For further information visit: www.osmose-europe.com or Tel: 01628 486644 Fax:01628 476757 Email: info@osmose.co.ukact

Sioo Wood Protection ABTel: 07788 542859 E: sioouk@icloud.com Or visit – www.sioo.co.uk

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The traditional method for getting copper into wood is to dissolve the copper in an Organic Solvent. The MicroPro system is different it does not need or use organic solvents for thepurpose. The system utilisespatented Micronizing technology to grind copper particles so small, that they can penetrate into the wood in solid form.


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Timberzone offering experTise in The producTion and finishing of bespoke and colour-maTched floors Timberzone are Importers Distributors and expert Installers of beautiful Engineered and solid Hardwood Flooring. They can source and supply virtually any species of


their requirements and Timberzone are perfectly used to producing options to suit. They are also capable of colour matching other suppliers products at extremely competitive rates. more people are becoming wary of the sustainability issues surrounding exotic hardwoods and many of these species

try to replicate the colours and tones using sustainable

Star they are happy to offer full warranties on their installations.

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Design Buy Build - Issue 9 2014  

Design Buy Build - Issue 9 2014