Design Buy Build - Issue 11 2014

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Helps Create Futuristic Hospital by Keppie Design

GR House Elias Rizo Arquitectos given complete trust to translate clients needs into space.


2014 Porcelain Collection - A day is a cycle drawn by light by Vitra




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San Damián Housing Estate This project is set in the easternmost part of Santiago, in a rapidly developing pre-Andean district where growth has tended to rely on terraced housing schemes. Merlyn Showering The design team at Merlyn has unveiled a new range of frameless enclosures available for sale from 1st October this year. Cassidy + Ashton A Victorian park in St Helens which first opened in 1886 has been restored back to its former glory thanks to a £4m project. GR House House was born out of an especially fruitful relationship with the client. Thorough communication was established from the beginning we were granted complete trust to translate their needs into space. Karndean Karndean Designflooring transforms new look Good Housekeeping Institute. VitrA VitrA designs its tiles to inspire the architects and interior designers. Here, the Company is presenting a new collection of porcelain tiles to reflect the full spectrum of nature under daylight. Troldtekt Google s new European headquarters in Ireland comprises four buildings in Dublin s docklands and 47,000sqm of working area. Equitone Equitone [natura] has helped create a striking futuristic facade on the £16 million BREEAM Excellent rated Pathology building at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. Kalwall The Design Prototyping and Testing Centre (DPTC) is one of the latest buildings in Rotherham s Advanced Manufacturing Park. Assa Abloy ASSA ABLOY has had a flurry of success recently within the education sector, specifying its access and opening solutions across a wide variety of projects.

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San Damian Housing Estate Pages 4 - 6 GR House Pages 30 - 32

Equitone Pages 58 - 59

Kalwall Pages 68 - 69

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San Damián Housing Estate Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos Location: Camino San Francisco de Asís, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger Area: 3200.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Midas / Pablo Blanco

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his project is set in the easternmost part of Santiago, in a rapidly developing pre-Andean district where growth has tended to rely on terraced housing schemes. In contrast with the community-based approach, this type of housing attempts to replicate the model of the semi-detached house but reproduces the same prototype however many times it takes to fill the site, so much so that communal areas are reduced to bare parking lots.

In response to this, the San Damian housing project offers the prospect of community ties through two main operations: on one hand, by moving parking underground, which helps improve public space above ground, and on the other hand, by creating a central space surrounded by six distinctive houses, which confers a sense of identity and variety to the estate.

This project is set in the easternmost part of Santiago, in a rapidly developing pre-Andean district where growth has tended to rely on terraced housing schemes.

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The design strategy relies on two basic house models, the second floors of which are rotated alternately so as to obtain six unique houses, out of just two models. The second strategy consists in making a clear distinction between the ground floor, jigsaw-like and irregular, and the second floor, rectangular and linear. This vertical differentiation provides covered spaces on the ground floor, which can in turn be used as access ways and balconies.

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Rendertime 3D

Office Creation Masters

If you are a Design and Build company with a passion for excellence and are looking for that WOW factor to win those all important client, then look no further! Rendertime are your turn-Key solution for providing Jaw Dropping Visuals and Animations Win with Rendertime and never look back

Established for 15 years 20 Years of Design & Build experience. 01245 350081

Editor’s Choice

The Award Winning Button-fix is the must have fixing!

Signbox signage solutions signals new era at Winnersh IQ Business Park

Button-fix is an extra strong, secret fixing for panels. It is already being used by furniture manufacturers, fit-out companies and bathroom installers. It’s easy to align and fit with the Button part of the fixing safely locking home with a ‘click’! Which type of Button or Fix depends on your particular application! Button-fix has been designed to be incredibly strong and has been tested and certified by independent test house ‘Sandberg.’ You can now buy Button-fix from our many UK distributors as well as those based in Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Cyprus, India, New Zealand and Australia.

Signbox has recently completed the first stage of a stateof-the-art signage installation at the landmark Winnersh IQ Business Park in Berkshire, as part of an ambitious £100 million redevelopment of the 117,200 sqm site. Working in collaboration with brand and marketing consultancy Siren Design, the architectural signs specialist has implemented a simple yet effective wayfinding scheme that reflects the estate’s new modern identity and instils a sense of uniformity, all the while enhancing the aesthetics of the park’s landscape. Following a competitive tender, Signbox was selected on the strength of its capability to deliver a bespoke signage solution within the tight 12 week deadline – in time for the park’s relaunch under the new ownership.

Call to action if needed W: E: T: 020 8150 7190.

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Schöck performance values independently verified by the OISD


As a leading specialist in the provision of advanced solutions for thermal energy structural insulation, Schöck demands extremely high product performance standards. The company always ensures that all solutions exceed the necessary building regulations and that any performance claims are verifiable. To guarantee the accuracy of its current performance values, Schöck has submitted three of its main connectivity solutions (concrete-concrete, concrete-steel, steel-steel) for independent evaluation by the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), at Oxford Brookes University. The independent test results from OISD therefore all verify the product performance standards claimed by Schöck, with the various Isokorb solutions exceeding the necessary building regulations. For further information visit –

New Refurbished Ironmonger Row Baths Include A Launderette Equipped By Armstrong

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As part of a major refurbishment by Islington Borough Council of the Ironmonger Row Baths, a launderette has been installed, equipped by Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems. The baths, originally built in 1931, always included a laundry for public use and so, for historical reasons and to maintain this valuable service for local residents, it was decided to carry this on while also providing a facility to handle the substantial amount of laundry generated by the various facilities within the site. Sarah Matson, operations manager at Ironmonger Row Baths, told us, “We have been very pleased with the equipment and the service we have had from Armstrong and overall the unit is a very valuable part of our very popular and busy site”. For further information Tel 01635 263410 or visit:

Big picture approach to recycling pays off at new learning centre

FIRERAY Heater Keeps Optical Beam Smoke Detectors Clear of Condensation

Leafield Environmental has developed an internal recycling bin for Bath Spa University’s newly opened state-of-the art learning centre. The stylish SteriBin is a functional pedaloperated unit which blends seamlessly with the modern look and feel of the building. Leafield Business Development Manager Vince Wright said: “Bath Spa’s sustainability team contacted us in the early planning stages to ask for help to develop a bespoke recycling solution to complement the building design.” The SteriBin has integral pedals and wheels for easy transit to collection points and can be produced in a range of colours. The WRAP compliant vibrant lids can suit up to eight different waste streams and each bin can hold up to 65L capacity with an optional plastic liner. The handle was added to allow easy access to the bins for wheelchair users unable to operate the pedal. For more information Tel: 01225 816539 Or visit –

FIRERAY optical beam smoke detectors provide wide area smoke detection when it is impractical to use traditional point-type detectors. They are also ideal for large indoor spaces with high ceilings, such as warehouses, sports arenas, factories or shopping malls. There are two general types of detector: projected, which utilise two detector heads; and reflective, which have one detector head and a reflector (prism). With the onset of autumn, lower temperatures can cause condensation to form on detector lenses and reflective prisms. To combat this issue, Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) has developed a new range of anti-condensation heaters for its FIRERAY range of optical beam smoke detectors and reflective prisms. Heaters are available for use with the FIRERAY 3000, FIRERAY 5000 and FIRERAY 50R/100R smoke detector ranges. Tel: 01462 444 740 Web:

Editor’s Choice DI-NOC Architectural Finishes from 3M deliver first class results in Post Office refurbishment

3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes were used in a major refurbishment programme by the Post Office implemented by Sign 2000. The work was part of the Post Office Network Transformation Project involving 6,500 main and local category outlets. Developed by 3M as a cost-effective design solution for interior and exterior new building construction and/or refurbishment projects, 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes comprise a range of special effect self-adhesive vinyl films that precisely replicate the appearance of traditional materials used for such applications. Available in over 700 distinctive formats, the finishes faithfully reproduce the appearance of a wide range of materials including wood, metal, marble, leather, carbon fibre, stone and stucco. For further information, call 0845 603 388 or visit

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Sound Environmental Ideas From Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd


wing to the ever diminishing availability, in Urban areas, of suitable land for development Local Government planning authorities are increasingly finding it necessary to consider land that was previously thought unsuitable due to its close proximity to nearby roads and railway lines and the inherent noise problems that ensue.


To help realise the potential of this previously unsuitable land Gramm Barrier Systems During Ltd has developed a unique range of absorbing and reflective sound barriers especially suited, with their aesthetic appearance, to Urban areas which when erected, along the road/railway boundary, significantly reduce noise levels to conform with statutory requirements.


For further detailed information on the complete range of Gramm products and services, please contact our sales department. T:01323 872243 F: 01323 872244

Acoustic Barriers, Security Fencing and Sound Barrier Specialists Gramm Barrier Systems is the UK’s leading Railway Noise Barrier & Security fencing company. We have an outstanding reputation within the industry and cover the whole country. Gramm Barriers are Link Up approved, CSCS, CPCS, Serco.

Our services include: • Noise Barriers • General Fencing • Security Fencing • Pedestrian Guard Rail • Automated/Manual Gates

• Flood Barriers • Bollards • Hoarding • Crash Barrier • Key Clamp

Only Gramm’s range of barriers achieve the required levels of noise reduction and durability to “act as a barrier to noise for the whole of their design life”. This is backed by our 30-year guarantee, so you can be sure of unrivalled quality and performance every time!

Please visit our website or Tel: 01323 872243 Mob: 07904 806298 Email: to see the full range of services Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd, Suite 7,Talland Parade, High Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1PJ

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Hansgrohe expands its Select range Hansgrohe introduces new additions to its Select range including the ShowerSelect thermostat with integrated shower support; ShowerSelect S concealed thermostats in a new round design, perfect for combining with round hand and overhead showers; and new ShowerSelect manual mixers to complement the existing thermostatic options and meet the widest range of installation needs. The innovative Select collection from Hansgrohe includes Raindance Select hand showers, overhead showers and showerpipes with ShowerSelect and ShowerTablet thermostatic bath/shower controls all with a simple push button 'select' operation. Intuitive and enjoyable to use for all ages, even with soapy hands, there are no complex electronics, just a reliable mechanical control. For stockists contact Hansgrohe. Tel. 01372 465655 email.

No more movement with Sit Tight - the new screw and glue toilet seat system

Wonderful woodgrain with Bellissimo Pisa from KBB

Loose toilet seats could now be a thing of the past - with a pioneering design from Croydex. Sit Tight comes in a variety of styles and uses a glue and screw fixing system. It deals with the age old problem of toilet seats working themselves loose over time - and it’s straightforward to fit too. The hinges can be glued into position before being ‘double-fixed’ with screws. Once secured into place, the seat can be used straight away. No need to wait for the glue to dry. Just fit and forget. Available in a choice of finishes including the Hygiene ‘N’ Clean anti-bacterial treatment; soft close; and Rainforest Alliance Certified ranges.

The new Bellissimo Pisa handle-less matt woodgrain range offers an incredibly authentic rustic timber finish with the grain fashionably horizontal. It is available exclusively from KBB Replacement Doors. There are five woodgrain colours: white, bleached stone, beige, light walnut and grey drift. With 65 sizes plus panels and accessories, including a 300mm x 300mm convex curve, the new range offers the flexibility to create bespoke kitchens in any situation.

For more information call Croydex on – 01264 365881 or visit

Kaldewei: “Any grout joint is one too many”

The Asklepios Group, one of the largest companies in the German healthcare sector, is focused on developing approaches to a “green” hospital with its Green Hospital Program.

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Asklepios Engineer, Michael Scherer explains the advantages of floor-level shower surfaces made of Kaldewei steel enamel for hospital environments. “Any grout joint is one too many” says Scherer, following bad experiences with tiled shower areas. “Our approach therefore is to invest from the start in a quality solution without grout joints that will in the end last for much longer.”


Kaldewei is currently fitting a model room at the Asklepios private clinic with the seamless enamelled shower surface, Xetis with integrated wall outlet. Kaldewei 3.5mm steel enamel is hygienic, easy to clean and protects against damage due to moisture penetration. For stockist information contact Kaldewei. Tel. 01480 498053 Email: W:

KBB contact: Andrew Johnston, 028 90483676;;

100% Stainless Steel Towel Rails

- 25 year guarantee - Full range of accessories - Satin finish available The Sussex Range by JIS Europe Telephone +44 (0)1444 831200

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The Start of the New Revolution Every so often a new material comes along that lights up the industry and brings new and exciting possibilities to kitchen design and designers. NEOLITH from THESIZE now distributed in the UK by QF Distribution Ltd is one of those products. QFD will stock over 15 surface finishes in a size of 3200mm x 1500m x 12mm to include solid colours and stimulating designs. NEOLITH is a sintered compact surface and belongs to a new and revolutionary product category born in the last decade with the aim of providing an innovative response to the most demanding architectural and design demands. NEOLITH manufacture state-of-the-art products that combine functionality and beauty, new materials that define the future of construction. NEOLITH can be used in a variety of ways, including worktops, splash backs and floor tiles. NEOLITH is an extreme evolution which has resulted in a new kind of surface previously non-existent and is composed from three groups which are 100% natural based elements. This backed up by a 15 years certified guarantee for kitchen countertops. The sintering technology that THESIZE has developed to create NEOLITH uses a combination of extreme high pressure and temperature, giving birth to a surface with unique technical features, such as highly resistant to scratches and abrasions and high temperatures and colours that do not change with exposure to UV rays.

ESTATUARIO with revolutionary technology, NEOLITH Digital Design (NDD)


Richard Barrett, Sales Director of QFD Ltd is naturally enthusiastic about working with NEOLITH “ The combination of designs, aesthetic appearance, technical features and slab size make NELITH an interesting alternative in today’s demanding market, and NEOLITH ca be used in a variety of ways, including worktops, splash backs and floor tiles.”

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On The Level – Bespoke Wetrooms Ideas soon turn into reality with imaginative planning and a bespoke wet floor design from a specialist like On The Level. With 30 years experience, On The Level is the UK's leading manufacturer of concealed wet floor formers and is the only manufacturer who can produce bespoke solutions in any size or shape. The formers are precision engineered in 24mm birch ply which means that they are extremely strong, but light and easy to handle and can be readily shaped on site and screwed into position. They are an essential part of the wetroom because they dictate the gradient of the tiled floor in the shower area and it is this gradient that allows the water to drain away quickly - avoiding pools of water sitting on the tiles. On The Level trays are guaranteed for 25 years. For more information contact On The Level. Tel: 01525 373202 E: W:

Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) hit milestone as their contribution to £100m contract for Beacon Barracks reaches 50% manufacture. Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) are a leading modular building manufacturer in the UK, with more than 55 years’ experience in off-site construction – a proven, high quality method of construction in the defence sector. Working with Lend Lease, the integrated property and infrastructure group, Premier Interlink have achieved a milestone with 50% of Beacon Barracks manufactured this week! Delivered by Lend Lease for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the project will see over 400 soldiers housed in modular accommodation upon their return home from Germany. The modern methods of construction used at the factory mean that the modular buildings are being delivered at a rate of over 20 bedrooms a week. For further information visit:

Stunning Stone-Infill Grill Offers Wet Rooms A Luxurious Finishing Touch In the last ten years wetrooms have seen rapid growth in the UK, with the open plan alternative having a major impact on the bathroom layout and design of hotel suites, luxury homes and the residential housing market. CCL Wetrooms, the UK’s leading Wetroom Specialist has unveiled the latest development in the aesthetics of wetroom drainage – the Stone-Infill Grill – a stunning way of creating a continuous stone floor, virtually unbroken by the line of a stainless steel drainage grill. The Stone-Infill grill is suitable for use with natural stone and porcelain tiles, which are simply inserted into the empty Infill Grill, creating a beautiful finishing touch to any wetroom. Suitable for use with the popular Modular Wet-Floor System for timber floors and the Linear Screed Drain for solid floors. For full product call specifications call 0844 327 6002 or visit


Combining the latest pioneering tile cutting technology with innovative design expertise, Solus Ceramics are able to produce stunning bespoke tile features for your client’s projects. From delicately etched patterns to complex mosaics and detailed water jet cut shapes- porcelain, natural stone, metal and even glass can be fabricated into almost any conceivable tile design.

For more information please contact our sales team. T: 0121 753 0777 E: W:

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Solus Ceramics’ experienced design team can work closely with you to provide free drawings to visualise ideas and can even reproduce existing designs for approval and pricing.


MERLYN SHOWERING One-Door Quadrant 2000 mm high (or 2050 mm with rail)

As with all Merlyn products, the Series 8 collection is very highly specified and includes the special patented Mershield StayClear protective coating which keeps the toughened glass cleaner and shinier for longer.

Shamelessly Frameless‌ Merlyn launches new frameless range of enclosures he design team at Merlyn has unveiled a new range of frameless enclosures available for sale from 1st October this year. The range cleverly embodies the minimalist look increasingly popular with design savvy consumers.


The new frameless collection is part of the Series 8 range and is very highly specified incorporating some stunning design touches. Across all the models the glass is 8mm with a discreet, sleek chrome hinge concealed under

the rail. The doors are conveniently reversible and wetroom compatible. The frame has a minimalist 30 mm height with a Merlyn embossed badge to ensure its credentials! The enclosure benefits from Merlyn’s trademark Mershield Stayclear glass.

The minimalist style of the new Series 8 frameless range is bang with the horizontal and symmetrical design of the hinge and the frame. The range includes a Pivot, One Door and Offset Quadrants, Hinge and Inline (for recess and with a side panel) and a Bifold.

Tel: 00353 56 779 1555 MERLYN SHOWERING Hinge and Inline in a recess 2000 mm high (or 2050 mm with rail)

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Bring your bathroom to life with the dazzling precision of GROHE Allure Brilliant. Inspired by the crisp planes and sharp angles of a diamond, this range of taps, showerheads and accessories combines sleek design with ultimate technology. The highly polished and faceted finish will add a new dimension to any bathroom while the ergonomic details feel like the last word in luxury. GROHE.COM/UK

Doors Windows & Fittings

D R Services offers a full range of curved glass sliding doors

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As one of the UK’s best known providers of high quality architectural glass and associated fittings, D R Services is now able to offer specifiers a full range of curved sliding doors, varying in size and complexity, to suit different applications. Where a client wants to create a striking shower enclosure, or perhaps a meeting room pod for a modern office environment, D R Services can supply doors down to a 500mm radius in 8mm toughened glass; measuring up to 2100mm high. These doors will be top-hung featuring the use of the elegant MWE fittings for which D R Services is the UK distributor. The company has also made a speciality of creating freestanding shower cylinders – often located beneath a ceiling mounted rain head – which is either located on a Kaldewei composite tray or set direct into the floor surface of tiling or mosaics. For more details call D R Services on 01279 445277, or visit –


WESTBURY WINDOWS & JOINERY LTD Luxury Timber Lanterns Full Turnkey Supply & Fit The joinery manufacturing division of luxury timber garden room builder Westbury Garden Rooms has now made available a supply and installation service for their high quality timber lanterns which will be of interest to architects and high end developers. Westbury work with customers own roof kerb opening dimensions and manufacture the lantern in the company’s 3D technology and CNC state of the art factory. The lantern is fully assembled at the works to ensure a precision fit and spray finished with three coats of paint. The Westbury installation team completes the assembly on site adding the glass units and cappings, resulting in an extremely desirable and practical feature to any house. Visit our website: Or feel free to call us on – 01245 326510. Westbury Windows & Joinery Limited Saltcoates, Cutlers Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5XJ

New Slim Fit From Astra The 3000 series of fully-controlled concealed door closers from Astra Door Controls now features a new slimline face plate to make it easier and quicker to fit, and even more discrete and attractive in situ. The 3000 Series concealed closers offer all the adjustability and control of an overhead closer, with the aesthetic appeal of a concealed device. They are often specified when clean, minimal design is required without compromising on performance – even on ½ hour and 1 hour fire doors. The closers’ face plate has now been reduced in width to just 32mm. Not only does that mean it looks more unobtrusive than ever, it is also easier to fit as less timber needs to be removed to fit the closer into the door edge. For further information Tel: 01268 655511 or visit:

Number one choice for platinum projects Rutland’s TS.9205 DDA is one of the worlds most efficient door closers.

The Wellington Hospital, HCA – London’s No.1 private hospital group Product specified: TS.9205 DDA



Victorian park in St Helens which first opened in 1886 has been restored back to its former glory thanks to a £4m project designed by architectural, building surveying and planning consultancy practice, Cassidy + Ashton.


The 14-month project to preserve and restore elements of the 14 hectare park and improve visitor facilities comprised refurbishment of the Grade II listed Gate Lodge, construction of a replica of the Edwardian Orangery that was demolished in the 1950s. The renovation of the park includes landscape works, the construction of a new bandstand, relaying Victorian kerb edgings, paving & footpaths and renovating the Mansion House Walled Garden and the restoration of the Folly. Work to refurbish the pond was also undertaken, as well as extensive landscaping

to plant new trees, aquatic plants and wildflowers. Two new tennis courts have been reintroduced to the park as part of the project. Working alongside St Helens Council, the Friends of Victoria Park, a specialist conservation team and landscape architect, NPS North West, Cassidy + Ashton incorporated the park’s historic character into its designs, utilising historic images of the Orangery to recreate the existing building. Combining traditional design with modern technology, the 250 sq m structure features heat and glare-resistant double glazing and passive ventilation controlled by the building management system supplemented by air conditioning. The Grade II-listed gate lodge has been fully restored retaining all the existing features and now used as a learning and community facility for park users and local

schools. The main contractor for building work was William Birch and Sons and the park stayed open during the length of the project. Cassidy + Ashton is known for its heritage work and Dave Moore, director at the firm, said: “This was a challenging but rewarding project that required the involvement of a number of parties due to its historic nature. “It was a privilege to work on a piece of history and we The Grade II-listed gate lodge has been fully restored retaining all the existing features and now used as a learning and community facility for park users and local schools.

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Working alongside St Helens Council, the Friends of Victoria Park, a specialist conservation team and landscape architect, NPS North West, Cassidy + Ashton incorporated the park’s historic character into its designs, utilising historic images of the Orangery to recreate the existing building.

hope that many visitors will be enjoying the restored facilities for many years to come.” Council Leader Marie Rimmer added: “Victoria Park has a special place in St Helens people’s memories, especially my own. Anyone who has grown up in the town, has a story to tell about what it means to them. That is what makes this work so exciting. Those experiences and those memories are helping to start the cycle again, to be enjoyed by future generations.” The project was made possible thanks to external funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Ibstock Corey, Corey Environmental Trust for Britain, Mersey Forest, United Utilities and Bliss.

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With ever tighter building regulations and the government’s 2016 zero carbon house building target just around the corner, architects and specifiers are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions across a build. New product developments and the latest construction techniques mean that the building fabric is not the only element under close scrutiny. Entrance doors, windows and even garage doors need to be carefully selected to ensure the best U-values are achieved without compromising on style or ease of use. Garage and entrance door manufacturer Hörmann has paid close attention to all of these factors when designing its popular ranges. The company’s ThermoCarbon and ThermoSafe aluminium entrance door ranges are a prime example. Offering some of the lowest UD-values available, at just 0.8W/(m2.K) and 0.47W/(m2.K) respectively, these doors are ideal for use in low carbon building projects. But groundbreaking insulation levels aren’t the only advantage. 9-point locking as standard on the ThermoCarbon and 5-point locking on the ThermoSafe mean that they are extremely break-in resistant, while a selection of colours, finishes and glazing options also makes these doors the perfect choice for any house style, whether modern or traditional. Benefiting from rigid steel polyurethane-filled door leaves, Hörmann’s ThermoPro and ThermoPro Plus doors are two further ranges that offer excellent insulation values. Having passed stringent security assessments to be granted Police approved Secured by Design status, Hörmann’s ThermoPro range is also one of the most break-in resistant on the market. As with most Hörmann entrance doors, the selections above are all available with matching side elements to compliment design choices or create a stunning visual statement. For integral garages, where heat losses need to be considered, Hörmann’s insulated sectional doors are ideal. The door is made up of double-skinned 42mm-thick insulated panels, and has seals on all four sides. It is also available on request with the manufacturer’s specially designed ThermoFrame, which provides a thermal break between the door frame and the building, offering up to 15 per cent better insulation.

When specified with Hörmann’s ProMatic or Supramatic operator, Hörmann’s insulated or timber sectional door also comes with Police approved Secured by Design accreditation. Smooth operation and a wide range of design choices mean this door meets both practical and aesthetic considerations. Hörmann’s approach to product development is to offer the most energy-efficient solutions that meet the physical and design requirements of its customers - a resolve that is reflected in its own operations. Demonstrating a clear commitment to sustainable production, Hörmann has strived to reduce its carbon emissions, while maintaining and improving the quality of its products. Annual CO2 emissions across the company’s 16 factories have been reduced by 16,000 tonnes through a variety of measures, including the use of renewable generated energy, the installation of combined heat and power plants, and switching from oil to gas heating at many locations. Such measures allow the company to maintain its high manufacturing standards, while significantly reducing their environmental impact. As a commitment to energy efficiency, an ISO 50001 energy management system has been introduced throughout the Hörmann Group. This includes intelligent building services management to help lower power consumption across the individual plants. Raw materials for Hörmann’s products are, where possible, sourced from high-quality local suppliers in central Europe, reducing the impact of transporting goods to its manufacturing facilities in Germany. The benefit to customers of such stringent policies is that the company can provide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its full multi-function door range. And the careful selection of materials helps to ensure the long service life and low maintenance requirements of Hörmann products. With a proven commitment to both quality and energy efficiency in its own operations, Hörmann has the expertise to provide the best products for the domestic market. Whether style, safety or insulation is your priority, Hörmann offers the products to meet and exceed your requirements. For more information, contact 01530 516 888 or visit

Doors Windows & Fittings

HOPPE Locksets End CE Marking Confusion

From the July 2013, it became mandatory to CE Mark all hardware for fire and escape doors – where that hardware falls within the scope of a harmonised standard. And while the CE Marking message seems to be permeating into the marketplace, the role of products which do not fall under a harmonised standard – lever handles for escape doors for instance - seems to be causing confusion. Leading handle and hardware manufacturer HOPPE is urging specifiers to ensure that they do not fall foul of the new Construction Products Regulations when it comes to selecting hardware for emergency exit doors. The ARRONE AR915 is an escape mortice sashlock, for emergency exit doors hung on either side requiring key operation externally, and single action escape action internally. The AR915 has been successfully performance tested, CE marked and CERTIFIRE approved in accordance with emergency exit hardware standards and mechanically operated locks and latches.

Express Bi-folding Doors

A fresh new look for garage doors

Express Bi-folding Doors is one of the UK’s leading specialist manufacturers of aluminium bi-folding doors, in-line sliding doors, windows and roofing systems. Working across the full process, from manufacture to installation, of in excess of 20 Yorkshire-made products, the company has showrooms in Leeds, London and Glasgow. Whether to create open living spaces or to take full advantage of beautiful views, the aluminium products are increasingly popular among homeowners. Strong and lightweight, they withstand all weather conditions and, with the option to powder coat them, they can be tailored to suit any colour scheme or décor theme.

Garador, Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer, has just launched a brand new website and a full range of new colourful brochures and support material. The new brochures cover all the recent Garador launches, including the new vibrant colour additions (now a choice of 17 colours in its standard range of steel Up & Overs) plus details of the exciting new styles in its extensive range of natural timber doors and its range of steel garage doors with timber effect finishes.

For further information peak to one of our team on –

Look out too for Garador's new You Tube channel featuring a range of clear and easy to use instructional videos. These offer the ultimate in product support and are the next best thing to having a Garador engineer on site. Visit There is also a new Garador blog with lots of news at

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Visit the new website at or order your new brochures from 01935 443799

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ANOTHER WINNER FROM GARADOR! Garador has launched two exciting new additions to Britain’s top selling Up & Over garage doors.

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The new Windsor and Ascot doors, with their modern ultra smooth rivet free panels, are certain to be market leaders.


Both doors are constructed from high grade galvanised steel finished with a durable powder coat and come in a choice of 18 vibrant new standard colours. Call 01935 443799 for more information or check out all the new doors from Garador on visit their relaunched website at –


1. Do steel windows rust?

Modern steel windows positively rustproofed by the hot dip galvanizing process and subsequently polyester powder coated, together with brass and stainless steel hardware, will provide as good if not better durability than is offered by competing materials. 2. Do they come in a colour finish?

Steel framed glazing systems are available in a vast range of colours. 3. What maintenance do steel windows need?

Providing frames and glass are washed at the prescribed intervals, steel framed glazing systems require little maintenance; please refer to SWA fact sheet 4. 4. Do they meet British Standards for thermal efficiency?

They meet Part L of the Building Regulations for thermal performance. 5. What are delivery times?

These can vary, but typically between 8-16 weeks, which should be confirmed by your preferred supplier. 6. Are steel windows ‘green’?

Yes, the Building Research Establishments (BRE) “Green Guide” gave an above average “B” rating for steel windows. 7. If I specify steel windows, who will install them?

Most member companies offer a complete service including installation. You can find a member in your area or to suit your requirements on the Members page of the SWA website. 8. Is it possible to replace heavily corroded sections of steel on windows, many of which were installed in the 1930’s?

It is possible to replace corroded profiles, preferably done in a workshop rather than on site, and best followed up with a rustproofing process before re-installation.

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9. What sort of sealant / putty should be used for glazing in steel windows?

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Never use linseed oil based compounds or mastics - used on timber which absorbs and is protected by the oil - for metal framed windows. There are special metal casement putties and mastics formulated for the purpose. For further information on the Steel Window Association, please visit 0r call 0844 249 1355

Major Growth at GEZE UK Leading manufacturer of door and window control systems GEZE UK is responding to a changing market place with a strategic restructuring and expansion plan. The Staffordshire-based firm, whose parent company GEZE GmbH celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, is investing in staff to develop new markets and maintain high levels of customer service. Taking the lead for the move into new markets will be Alan Carse, who has worked for GEZE for nine years and brings a wealth of industry and product knowledge to his new role as National Business Development Manager. He will be responsible for national and global account handling, high-end bespoke products and projects using the SK Product range which include specialist revolving doors, curved and semi-curved sliding door systems. Ken Price, who joined GEZE in 2002 and is one of the company’s most experienced

members of staff having worked in a variety of roles encompassing operations, customer service and sales, becomes National Sales Manager, Automatics and Service. This move significantly expands his remit to take on responsibility for sales management activities for automatics. Ken will also continue to grow service sales as well as leading the specification support team. The specification team itself, which works closely with architects and specifiers on all GEZE products at the initial design stages, will be enhanced with the recruitment of two additional specification managers. This is being complemented by the expansion of the product sales teams with the recruitment of two new staff members to the automatic sales team and a national sales manager for window systems. Within the service division, the company is taking on a national call desk supervisor, a national call desk adviser and additional service engineers to meet growing

customer demand. Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK said: “As the market evolves, we are finding that a variety of different organisations and people are involved in the specification process both in the UK and overseas. We are therefore taking this opportunity to ensure we are structured in a way that will allow us to offer all of our customers the very highest standards and service, whatever their size, location or industry. “By promoting people from within and recruiting the best external talent, we can ensure we have the right people for the job and guarantee we have the expertise to support our existing customer base while continuing to meet growing demand.” For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of door and window control systems call 01543 443000 or visit

Touch Ironmongery Ltd Established 30 years ago in October 1982, Touch Ironmongery is one of London’s leading ironmongers. Originally called “A Touch of Brass”, the firm changed their name in 2003 in reaction to slowly advancing market changes in architectural ironmongery which is no longer supplied solely in brass, and to also reflect the broader range of products and finishes that they sell. In fact today, Touch can supply a wide range of finishes including Brass, Satin Brass, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Copper, Bronze -solid and plated, BMA, Antique Brass, Black, Pewter, Ceramic, Leather, Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel, Gun Metal, and the list keeps growing. Whatever finish you require, Touch can help you get the right look. Touch occupy recently refurbished showroom at 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea, where they display a vast range of their 5,000 products. With a customer base including Interior Designers, Builders and individuals who are interested in the top end of the Ironmongery market, Touch mainly supply to residential premises but hotel and office properties also contribute to their vast clientele. The company also have a healthy export market to all corners of the world, namely the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Touch’s owner and founder, Bill Benham, has 30 years’ experience in the ironmongery trade, as do his colleagues Jim Haselup and Alan Blanchard, meaning their knowledge is unrivalled in this industry. The range of products supplied by Touch date from circa 1640 French (Louise XIV) and cover all subsequent periods (Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian), art deco and contemporary pieces also make up the product ranges. In addition, Touch showcases the very best of British manufacturing; the best ranges are still produced in the Midlands by craftsmen in factories dating back 200 years or more. Touch also sell European manufactured goods which is considered to be of a very good quality and in recent years they have introduced some of the far eastern made products, albeit in a limited range but cost effective. With trends continuously evolving, new innovative products are constantly under development. Touch understand that keeping up with the fashion-shifts is imperative in order to provide every customer with the best solution for their requirements. Ironmongery can be a difficult and complicated aspect of a building project, as a result Touch aim to take this awkward aspect and make it user friendly and clear to understand by offering an on site service where they carry out a detailed door by door, window by window, room by room Ironmongery schedule, highlighting all requirements and identifying any items that can be refurbished. Refurbishment is a large part of the business; Touch will undertake complete ironmongery refurbishment projects, and can restore old paint covered door furniture to their former glory, looking as new, at a fraction of the cost to replace.

For more information about Touch Ironmongery or to arrange a showroom visit please call 0207 351 2255 or alternatively visit

Designed by BDP Architects and using Reynaers aluminium systems throughout the £24 million project combines lower, middle and upper schools within a single circular building around a naturally landscaped garden. Named after a local Nobel Prize winning scientist, Sir Edward Appleton, the academy building covers 12,000 m2 and can accommodate 1,400 pupils. Developed on behalf of Bradford College the academy incorporates two former schools offering education from nursery through to sixth form in a unique concept with the building stepping up in scale as pupils’ progress through key learning phases. An important part of the development included a new community library and primary school facilities funded by Bradford Council.

UNIQUE LANDMARK ACADEMY USES REYNAERS SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT Becoming something of a local landmark because of its prominent location, Appleton Academy in Wyke, West Yorkshire, with its circular design and sloping green roof is the first through-age academy in the region linking three phases of learning in a single building.

While separate entrances are maintained for lower, middle and upper schools, who maintain individual identities, all share in the combined facilities of the academy including the extensive community library, collaboration spaces and theatre. The refectory, cafe and staff hub form a portal in the outer circle of the academy with panoramic views across the Pennines. Growing from its single storey the academy progresses through its circular form to four levels with its light and bright interior aided by the use of Reynaers CW 50 curtain wall with insert vents throughout. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the upper development where a floor to ceiling curtain wall system, interspersed with the building’s classic and striking cedar rain screen finish, was fabricated and installed by leading building envelope specialist Prater. Reynaers aluminium window systems feature on every aspect of the academy adding to the high levels of internal natural light and in many locations also include opening vents. High performance door system ES 50 installed on the high usage entrance and external doors combine aesthetic design with energy efficiency and maintenance free operation. Prater also installed a render system and expansive flat roof areas, including an aluminium standing seam. “Our continued specification on ground breaking educational projects such as Appleton Academy demonstrates the level of understanding and knowledge we have acquired to help realise and deliver creative design”, said Paul Duffy, Reynaers Sales Director. “The academy is designed to provide the best possible environment for learning as well as serve the local community for a long time to come.” Appleton Academy was a full interdisciplinary project utilising Building Information Modelling and was highly commended at the SCALA Civic Building of the Year Awards 2013. Main contractor on the project was H & J Martin. For full details contact: Reynaers Limited, Tel: 0121 421 1999, Fax: 0121 421 9797 or email: Website:

GR House

Elías Rizo Arquitectos Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos Location: Zapopan, JAL, Mexico Area: 933.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Marcos García Collaborators: Jenny Mora, Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Jenny Canarena, Gabriela Chávez, Roberto Contreras, Rigo González, Carlos Miiramontes, Daniela Valdez, Maripily Roel, Diana Reséndiz, Rodrigo Ortega Interior Design: Kárima Dipp


House was born out of an especially fruitful relationship with the client. Thorough communication was established from the beginning we were granted complete trust to translate their needs into space. Breaking with the norm established by all the houses in the vicinity, GR House recedes a considerable distance from the setback line, to yield a large open space below the tree canopies, a stark welcome gesture. The main entry into the complex proceeds to an open passageway that runs along a rough-hewn stone wall and postpones the access into the house an additional number of meters. A glazed

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box containing a studio protrudes from the building. It hovers above a large pond that can be crossed via a series of stone pavers that rise above the water and lead directly into the public areas of the house. The garage, concealed on the other side of the stone wall, compels cars to park sideways so as to render them invisible from any space in the house. The entry sequence into the building presents a series of layers, starting with the garden space beyond the setback lines, following through the open corridor past the pond, and crossing through the central courtyard all the way to the living spaces at the back of the main building.

ventilation into every space of the house without compromising privacy. The corridors around the courtyard on the ground floor are defined by a series of operable windows that allow the kitchen and living spaces to bleed out into the exterior, when the weather allows it. Expanding on the theme of permeability that dominates the ground floor, similar solutions were implemented throughout the living quarters on the second level, to allow for the private, open spaces. Such is the case with the small, glazed atrium that ventilates the master bathroom and the deeply recessed balconies that yield generous exterior areas to all bedrooms.

A central courtyard scheme was implemented to introduce natural

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was born out of an especially fruitful relationship with the client.

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Crossing the lawn, beyond the living spaces on the ground floor, a pool and a concrete volume containing an entertainment room overlook a small ravine outside of the property. Below this volume a staggered pathway descends gently to negotiate the changes in topography on a pronounced cliff, leading down to a lower landscape area. Dark gray steel, glass, wood, concrete and stone compose the greater part of the material palette throughout the house, which is complemented by accents in leather and stainless steel. The master bathroom receives a special treatment as it is covered almost in its entirety with white marble.

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RAINWATER SYSTEMS Excellence in service

Royalty Range

Aluminium Guttering The new ROYALTY range from Stormguard Rainwater Systems gives Architects and Designers innovative and exciting options on guttering.


ith our ROYALTY range you can transform guttering into an attractive main feature - enhancing the appearance of any property and increasing its value.

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The aesthetic beauty of the king and queen brackets complete with Tudor Rose Emblem, together with our new ClipFit Aluminium guttering has the following benefits:

Anti-climb 0IPES


Bespoke & standard Wall Capping

Clip fit Gutters


Easy fit Box Gutters Bespoke Gutters & Flashing

For more information, phone us on 01625 665096

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Rainharvesting Systems Ltd. Any Time - Any Size - Anywhere Rainwater harvesting from the experts. Systems for anything from a garden shed to an aircraft hanger. We have been supplying harvesting solutions based on leading German technology for almost 20 years. We supply complete systems or individual components as required, and can advise on tank sizing, filtration, water treatment, pump technology etc. We are the UK agent and distributor for Wisy AG, manufacturers of the worlds’ best rainwater filters, as used in thousands of buildings throughout Britain. Whether you are building a house or designing a factory, we can help you save water and reduce flood risk

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Yeoman Rainguard High Quality Rainwater System Chosen for Luxury Homes Development Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Systems provided the perfect finishing touch for a high specification development in Wetherby by developers Mulbrand Ltd. With four plots in all, each with a very individual and opulent style residence being built on them, Mulbrand required a quality rainwater system which would complement the high specification finish to the properties. “Yeoman Rainguard products ticked all the boxes for us on quality, style and ease of installation”, explained Tony Robinson of Mulbrand. “We are offering people a luxury home and not only is design very important but also the functionality and longevity of products involved in the build”. Free services such as surveys, drawing take-offs and itemised quotations are also available by contacting rainguard on 0113 279 5854 or email

Hewitech Selected In Redevelopment Of Ashford Wastewater Treatment Works Ashford Wastewater Treatment Works has undergone a £12.6 million redevelopment as part of Southern Water’s future investments. To ensure the high standard of service was maintained and able to accommodate a 30% increase in flows and loads, Southern Water specified the best suppliers to meet their high expectations through design workshops in which Hewitech successfully showcased their range of cross flow media. All products had to contribute towards achieving National Environmental Programme (NEP) consent requirements while ensuring that the installation process wouldn’t affect the live water works and Southern Water customer Hewitech’s CF 15 PP Cross flow was specified for the application as NTF media as its structure provided a suitable surface for the growth of the bacterial film necessary in the nitrification process. Further information by visiting

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SIKA Provides Beauty Wholesaler With Flooring Makeover Sika pulled out all the stops when providing a robust and impressive flooring solution for a hair and beauty wholesaler in Greater Manchester. Alan Howard Hair and Beauty Supplies, in Stockport, required easy-to-maintain and aesthetically pleasing flooring for its 750m2 trade supply warehouse. Specialist installers, Warrington-based Quest Industrial Flooring, turned to Sika to provide the ideal solution which began with Sikafloor 161 - an economic, two-part low viscosity epoxy resin primer for the concrete substrate, offering easy application and short wait times. Specified in pure white with a smooth finish, Sika Comfortfloor suited the end clients’ requirements to impress customers with the clean bright finish whilst remaining hard wearing – perfect for the high-usage warehouse space. For more information visit or call 0800 112 3865.

noraplan stone – classic product in a new look

YO! Sushi looks to Karndean Designflooring to complete new Kensington High Street restaurant

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the rubber floor covering noraplan stone from nora systems is now available in a refreshed colour palette and additional surface version. As well as the classic refractive surface structure, noraplan stone is now available in a new, smooth version. Also revised for its anniversary, the colour range now includes vivid new colours like Kiwi Green or Aquamarine, in addition to the timeless, discreet grey and beige tones. Customers can now choose from a total of twenty different colours in the standard range of refractive surface variants and a total of 8 colour options for the new, smooth surface. “noraplan stone is an all-rounder for all areas of application and still ranks among the highest selling floorings from the noraplan series,” said noraplan Product Manager, Dirk Oswald.

The original conveyor belt sushi bar restaurant, YO! Sushi, has specified the UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring in place of real wood at various locations throughout the country including Manchester Arndale, South Bank Festival Hall and Cheltenham. Its latest restaurant to open in London’s prestigious Kensington High Street is no exception to the theme, with the nationwide chain specifying Karndean’s Da Vinci Australian Walnut (RP41) in all walkways and individual restaurant booths. The deep chocolatey tones and ebony lowlights of Australian Walnut successfully create a rich backdrop in key areas.

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LEVATO MONO Porcelain Paver System from

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The Deck Tile Co. Ltd Balcony Transformation. With all the benefits porcelain has to offer, Levato Mono is the ideal product for exterior projects, both residential and commercial alike. Paver sizes available in cms: 40x80 45x90 60x60 75x75 30x120 40x120 60x120.

‘Floating floor’ – installation over single ply membranes.

Eternal product - zero maintenance required, offering massive over-life savings.

Highly abrasion and stain resistant.

Highly slip resistant; R11 and achieved up to +65 wet in the BS pendulum test.

Lightweight – 45kgs per m2.

High load bearing and impact resistance.

Timber & stone effects; 40+ finishes available.

Completely non porous.

Fire & frost proof.

Available in 40+ colours and finishes in both ultra-realistic timber, stone effect and concrete; by combining 3D printing and mould making technology to reproduce identical copies of the original materials and with up to 30 prints available for each paver range. Once laid, the eye is unable to discern any replicated pattern allowing for a completely natural looking surface. Recently specified for external dining areas at London Zoo, LIDL HQ Northfleet and the new Portico Terrace at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where Levato Mono sandstone effect paver ranges were considered so similar to natural sandstone material that is was sanctioned for use on a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.

Using our height adjustable, self- levelling head (slope correcting) pedestals, the Levato Mono system makes it possible to easily create perfectly flat surfaces over uneven sub-surfaces and any single ply membrane, facilitating the transformation of any outdoor space.

For further information about The Deck Tile Co. Ltd product’s please visit: or E. contact T. 0845 2700 696

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GHI Cookery School

Karndean Designflooring, Art Select Gallatin LM09 and Art Select Gallatin LM19 FreeLength designs.

Karndean Designflooring transforms new look Good Housekeeping Institute ood Housekeeping, the market-leading women’s lifestyle magazine published by Hearst magazines UK, has selected Karndean Designflooring to style its innovative, state of the art Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) in the heart of London’s Soho.


Appointed as the GHI exclusive flooring partner, the UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring was tasked with creating a unique and sophisticated floor design to complement the new look GHI testing facility. Designing and installing both the ground and lower ground levels, Karndean opted for a modern floor design showcasing its newly updated Art Select Stones and Woods, LooseLay Series Two and popular Van Gogh collection. The stand out features include a curved parquet floor in a herringbone design against matching full length planks in the entrance area, on-trend distressed oak in the GHI dining room and new travertine stone designs in the GHI cookery school. Keeping in mind LooseLay’s acoustic

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qualities, Karndean specified its distinctive LooseLay textile design in the lower ground testing facilities to help absorb sound and reduce noise levels for the GHI research team working in the ‘hot desk’ office space. “Having worked with the Good Housekeeping brand for a number of years now, we were delighted to be selected as their official flooring partner to support them on this exciting new venture,” commented Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring. He said: “It was important for us to rise to the challenge and create a floor design to reflect the contemporary theme of the new building. With our endless design capabilities, we were able to zone out key areas and use our wood and stone designs to offer the wow factor to grab the attention of future visitors.” Designed to be a multi-purpose venue, GHI combines state of the art innovation with practical functionality to position Good Housekeeping at the forefront of domestic innovation and allow the brand to expand its range and depth of testing

dramatically, to encompass nursery, beauty and tech products. With the Good Housekeeping ‘Tried, Tested, Trusted’ experts already moved into the new GHI testing facility, the doors are set to open to the public as a cookery school and demonstration kitchen from autumn 2014. Elizabeth Walker, GHI venue manager, said: “It was always our main objective to partner with the most trusted and forward-thinking brands in the business. “Karndean Designflooring has not only provided us with a stunning floor, they have created a unique design to reflect our personal style and brand. “With over 1,000 visitors expected per week, we needed our floor surface to be durable, practical and maintain its beauty when put under pressure from high traffic.” For more information visit or

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Heating & Ventilation

Consort Claudgen publish their latest catalogue Consort Claudgen, the UK manufacturer of electric heating products, has published their latest catalogue which introduces a host of new products. New additions to the range include wireless controlled air curtains, 1500mm wide recessed and surface mounted air curtains, powerful commercial fan heaters, Low Surface Temperature panel heaters, radiant ceiling tile heaters, the very stylish Tuscany radiator as well as a number of other new products. All of these are detailed in the catalogue along with the established panel heaters, convectors, fan heaters, downflows, towel rails and LST heaters. This comprehensive range of domestic and commercial electric heating is also shown on their new website:

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To request copies of the catalogue, email:, tel: 01646 692172 or fax: 01646 695195.


Heat Mat has introduced a new heating mat designed to maximise the benefits of photovoltaic panels (PV) and micro-generated energy. This innovative electric underfloor heating system is ideal for well-insulated new-build properties and utilises ‘free’ electricity produced from PV. The dual-output mat has two circuits, allowing the system to be run at a low or high output, depending on the amount of PV-generated electricity available and the building’s energy efficiency. The dual-circuit enables an output of 75W/m2 or 150W/m2 to be achieved. Based on electricity generated from a 3kW PV system running at full efficiency the new Heat MatPV system, if run at 75W/m2, can heat up to a 45 sqm floor area* using the PV generated electricity. This is double the area achievable with the most commonly sold output of electric underfloor heating mats (150W/m2 systems). For further information and stockisys please visit:

Storming performance from new Naco louvres Naco has launched a new range of storm louvres providing the highest level of weather protection for buildings and plant in a shallower profile to ease fitting in a wide range of applications. The DB50 range meets the most stringent test criteria for wind driven rain protection and provides ideal pressure drop performance all within a shallow 51mm extruded aluminium frame that eases fitting in narrow window units and other restricted wall spaces. The optimum blade pitch minimises the penetration of wind-driven rain, reducing damage and additional operating expenses. The use of extruded aluminium reduces maintenance costs and provides high resistance to corrosion. The Naco louvre sizing programme is available on the company’s website to ease the design and specification process. For further information visit –

The warmth of summer never has to end

There’s nothing like a roaring wood stove warming your home and a Jetmaster stove burns like no other. With blazingly high fuel efficiency ratings, heat is released to warm your home, not lost up the chimney. Crafted lovingly in Hampshire, England, Jetmaster stoves are British-made fires for British homes. Get yours before this year’s winter rolls around. ★ Blazing efficiency up to 85%

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Panasonic Launches New Intelligent Remote Control Panels For Hotels 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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MVHR Delivers Outstanding Results For Hillside House

Flexenergy Unveils Low Carbon, High Temperature Solar Pipe System

Building a new home into the side of a hill gave the Weeden family in Sevenoaks, Kent, even more reasons to choose a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system from ADM Systems. That’s because Mr Weeden knew that it was the only practical way of ensuring that the rooms below ground level, which lacked windows, received adequate levels of ventilation. Without an MVHR system to regularly circulate and change the air in these areas it would have resulted in ongoing problems with stale, damp conditions. “The MVHR system is now an integral part of our heating and ventilation system,” said Mr Weeden. “I would highly recommend ADM Systems as they were extremely conscientious throughout the installation.” For more information Tel:: 01756 701051. Or visit the website at:

Flexenergy has launched a range of flexible, corrugated steel pipe for solar thermal installations, combining the benefits of advanced insulation with high temperature performance. FLEXALEN HT augments the green credentials of thermal energy through polyolefine insulated steel pipe, using an environmentally-friendly foam that combines low embedded carbon in production with low thermal transfer and recyclability at the end of life. It is also non-toxic if burned. Central to the new high temperature system is a corrugated stainless steel pipe resistant to constant emperatures up to 150oC. It is suitable for above and below ground installation, with its UV-resistant, high impact, and flexible outer casing. For further information please visit our website:

2014 Porcelain Collection


day is a cycle drawn by light. It is the light that covers everything, colors every surface and makes the shape relevant. Light also changes everything. Our vision changes with light; from exciting to relaxing, warmer to cooler or electrifying to inspiring. Light is the ultimate natural covering.

colors of daylight. There are 3 main categories splitting the day and the also the main concept:

VitrA designs its tiles to inspire the architects and interior designers. Here, the Company is presenting a new collection of porcelain tiles to reflect the full spectrum of nature under daylight. The textures of basic building elements such as metal, cement and wood are combined with the living

Awakening Nature wakes up with the first lights of day. A whiter shade of the passing night, leaves a misty stain. Light silently knocks on the doors, shines behind the windows and passes through the eyelids. Morning light illuminates an awakeing nature.

ICE & SMOKE The most outstanding design element is material. The discreet and modern design of glossy cement look of the fields mixes with painted wood look decorations.

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Awakening Life Serenity Showing 3 different dynamics of the day with different lights and representing colours.

ICE & SMOKE The most outstanding design element is material. The discreet and modern design of glossy cement look of the fields mixes with painted wood look decorations. Colors: light warm gray/ warm gray/dark warm gray Hue Filter: Morning light Inspiring Material: cement Life Rising sun accelerates the day and life starts to run. Everything becomes brighter, faster, lively and colorful. Sun turns on people, enriches environment and sharpens vision. Daylight brings life to nature.

FANGO MIX A rich mix in various materials with ton-sur-ton hue palates and natural textures and grains. Good for spaces with homey and modern styles. The design is not loud, has a character of discreet to present. The most outstanding design element is material. The fashion level of the collection is current for the market. Colors: cream/ cool gray/ fango/ anthrasit Hue Filter: Daylight Inspiring Materials: hybrid -natural stone, wood, cement Serenity Sun comes down and everything starts to slow

FANGO MIX A rich mix in various materials with ton-sur-ton hue palates and natural textures and grains. Good for spaces with homey and modern styles.

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TERRA NOVA A modern porcelain interpretation of traditional cotto look. The color pallette includes natural tones complementary to typical cotto color - from light vanilla to dark hues of brown.

A day is a cycle drawn by light. It is the light that covers everything, colors every surface and makes the shape relevant. Light also changes everything.

EXPERI-METAL The porcelain collection gives both modern and warm feeling, with its blueish metal look and welding/hot working effects blending warm brown-yellow tones with blue.

down. Colors change from sharp to soft and edges start to disappear. Light no longer enlightens but paints the environment. Twilight calms down the nature. HOT CHOCOLATE The porcelain collection with its high gloss surface finish, is a romantic and rich interpretation to the natural wood look. The field tiles have present character, the decorations have dominant character -especially mix of marble & wood decor with African feeling. The most outstanding design elements are material and decorations. The fashion level of the collection is innovative-current for the market. Colors: light brown/ brown/ dark brown/ black-brown Hue Filter: Twilight Inspiring Material: wood

HOT CHOCOLATE The porcelain collection with its high gloss surface finish, is a romantic and rich interpretation to the natural wood look. The field tiles have present character.........

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TERRA NOVA A modern porcelain interpretation of traditional cotto look. The color pallette includes natural tones complementary to typical cotto color - from light vanilla to dark hues of brown. The sizes are in large square format 60x60 and 80x80. The collection will create a mix of modern and homey styles. The field tiles are in natural

mood and complementary decorations are in geometric/ romantic mood. The most outstanding design elements are material and decorations. The fashion level of the collection is current for the market. Colors: vanilla/ tabacco(cotto)/ mocha/ nero Hue Filter: Twilight Inspiring Material: cotto EXPERI-METAL The porcelain collection gives both modern and warm feeling, with its blueish metal look and welding/hot working effects blending warm brownyellow tones with blue. Will be a good choice for both home and retail spaces looking for design, individual and modern style mix. The most outstanding design element is material. The fashion level of the collection is innovative-current for the market. Colors: blue ink/ black-blue ink Hue Filter: Twilight Inspiring Material: hybrid 24/10/2014 07:21:19

Interiors & Interior Design METROPOLIS Feeling, For Your Home

Avonite solid surfacing recently showcased the Chromatix bespoke colour matching service at 100% Design, Earls Court. Avonite, the renowned American solid surface brand distributed in the UK by IDS, is showcasing the ongoing creativity and innovation of its solid surfacing material with the launch of its unique Chromatix custom colour matching service, together with its Right Size Matters capability, opening up ever greater design freedom and cost engineering for specifiers. When a project requires individuality and prestige, the new Chromatix colour matching service for bespoke solid surface is the answer. With Chromatix, the Glass and Petals translucent solid surface within the Studio Collection can be custom-matched to a specified colour using the Pantone Matching System. For more information about Avonite Chromatix and Right Size Matters tel 0845 603 7811, or log onto –

A blend of powerful contemporary colours, cement and earth-shades with a concrete appearance. It is the concept that inspired Metropolis©, the new quartz surface by SANTAMARGHERITA©. Skilfully crafted to spread harmonious irregularities over floorings and coverings of the most glamorous interior design projects, Metropolis is soft to touch. So don't just look at it. Touch it and feel the beauty! A superior, 100% Original Italian Surface by SANTAMARGHERITA, Metropolis is the expression of a modern and innovative technology combining aesthetics research and superior performances. It is SANTAMARGHERITA's answer to architects & designers' need for exclusive, original surfaces that are highly resistant and made to last. For further info please visit

Bespoke Furniture in Scotland We are master bespoke furniture manufacturers, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and we offer a service making quality custom made furniture for your business or home. At Colinton Furniture we offer: ●

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From initial concept to installation our expert team will make sure you get the bespoke furniture you want. You can browse pictures of completed custom made furniture in the bespoke home furniture gallery and the bespoke office furniture gallery. We supply our bespoke furniture throughout North of England & Scotland – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Aberdeen, Inverness, Borders and Highlands.

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The modern wallcovering solution that’s both durable and environmentally friendly Glasstex, is the most widely used fibre glass wallcovering in the UK, giving attractive pattern textures, unlimited colour schemes, Class ‘0’ fire certification and virtually unbeatable hardwearing durability. Our pricing policy means it is an extremely cost effective product, and all our products are stocked in depth for 24/48 hr delivery across the U K.

Glasstex wallcoverings are healthy and safe… Glasstex holds the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate, It is made from only natural materials and does not contain any harmful chemicals or substances that could cause allergic reactions. Ideal for hygiene applications… It’s made from non-toxic materials like quartz, soda, lime and dolomite and can also help prevent parasites such as mites etc. There is practically no build up of static electricity so several key causes of allergies are radically reduced. With the correct covering of paint, Glasstex is resistant to moisture, mould and mildew. The open-pore textile structure encourages natural moisture vapour diffusion, helping to ensure a healthy room climate.

Fire retardant and cost effective Glasstex fibre glass wallcoverings play an important role in fire safety by preventing spread of flame on the surface of most conventional building materials, which traditional paintable wallpapers do not offer. Glasstex meets the most stringent international fire regulations. and conforms to BS476 part 6 fire propagation and part 7 class1 surface spread of flames, which combines to give a class ’0’ certification to Regulation E15, UK Building Regulations 2000. and Euroclass; B-s1,d0. Painted with any water based paint, Glasstex surfaces will prevent flames from spreading horizontally along room or corridor walls and equally important resist flames spreading vertically into ceiling spaces, Glasstex offers a truly decorative finish, that gives a fire retardant solution at a fraction of the cost compared to other paintable fire protection systems on the market.

The January Furniture Show Long established as the biggest and most comprehensive furniture exhibition in the UK – 2015 sees the 25th anniversary of the UK’s leading furniture trade fair at the NEC, Birmingham. The show offers buyers from across the spectrum of hotel, restaurant, retail and contract furnishings, the ideal opportunity to find all that’s new and best in the UK marketplace. A complete sell out, the show will be packed full of exciting, new and established names. All major brands will be there, including some big industry names that have not shown in January for some time.

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Have a long history in the installation of island rafts. Job – Microsoft (Picture left) Contractor – Overbury Architect – Pringle Brandon rox – island rafts Sector – Office / Commercial

A bespoked raft manufactured and installed to fit in a designated space between the reception and breakout area. LED lighting has been incorporated between the raft system. Job – 1-2 Stephen Street (pictured below) Contractor – Belfour Beatty Architect - Orms rox – island rafts Sector – Office / Commercial

We have expanded into designing specialist and bespoke which display a distinctive industrial look in a modern office environment; whether it is an aesthetic look or a more complex M&E issue, we can cater for most requirements. Our designs include working with 3D punched aluminium panels which can be anodised, pickled finished with lacquer, raw galvanised finished or powder coated. We also have the design and manufacturing capabilities of producing perforations on sheet metal to show images. For more information please contact Tasha Nicholls T: 0208 861 7860 M: + 44 (0) 7725 630 289 E: W:

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One example of a heavily themed room, used for games and leisure, has a Troldtekt ceiling chosen for its high performance in reducing noise.

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oogle’s new European headquarters in Ireland comprises four buildings in Dublin’s docklands and 47,000sqm of working area. It houses Google sales, marketing, and finance employees who come from 65 countries and speak over 45 languages. The tallest of the four buildings, 14 storeys high, is also the tallest commercial building in the city.


The headquarters is designed to be a stimulating and interactive campus. It has some of the most extraordinary interiors imaginable, formed with a plethora of shapes, spaces and colours and an interesting mix of different

materials, including Troldtekt acoustic ceilings. The interior was designed by the Swiss architecture firm of Camenzind Evolution, with Irish architect Henry J. Lyons. There are different themes for the floors, as well as for each office building, including spaces for 5 restaurants, 42 kitchen areas, game rooms, gyms and over 400 meeting rooms. The Google Dublin Campus is awaiting the prestigious LEED Gold and LEED Platinum certification. One example of a heavily themed room, used for games and leisure, has a Troldtekt ceiling chosen for its high performance in reducing noise. The panels

are made from 100% natural wood fibres. Their benefits include high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability – contributing valuable points towards a LEED certification. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour. Their sustainability was recently recognised with certification at Silver level within the Cradle to Cradle concept. For samples, case studies and technical information please call Skanda on tel 0844 8114877 or visit

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ARE BASEMENT LEAKS YOUR FAULT? PROBABLY. Leaks in new basements are caused by poor workmanship and poor workmanship often starts in the design office. The more levels of defence against water ingress, the more each specialist team of installers can rely on another specialist team and cut corners themselves. Result? Leaks. Why? Because neither the client, the designer nor the main contractor ensure anyone does their work properly. A building control officer was recently overheard saying that, when he worked for a water authority, it took months to stop all the leaks in brand new reinforced concrete water tanks – because the workmanship was always terrible. Yet the UK's Concrete Society found that membranes had a limited life and that the simplest way to build a waterproof basement was with properly waterproof concrete and good workmanship. However they stress the need for supervision. The problem in the UK is that poor workmanship is more competitive than better workmanship and that is the fault of clients, designers and management. It is all very well saying that, as well as membranes, internal drainage will deal with leaks, the client has lost a lot of money and valuable real estate and hundreds of people employed to do a good job have run away, paid well for a bad job. What we do for our clients is prove to BS EN 12390-8-2009 that their concrete is fully waterproof and we offer training and supervision to the workforce. If this is rejected we make notes throughout each pour. At the tender stage the sub contractor needs to understand that fully waterproof concrete will be delivered and that what he does to or with the concrete to create leaks is down to him to repair. If he wants tapes in the joints he can pay for them. If he wants others to put on membranes he can pay for them. If the basement needs internal drainage later he must pay for it. Sub contractors who know they must repair all the leaks stop causing leaks and become more competitive saving many thousands of pounds and months of work later. Is this far-fetched? No. It happens with increasing regularity already in the UK. Is it costing more? No, it is costing far less. It

might add a week to a month-long contract but when these basements are finished they are finished. Unlike most that are not waterproof till months later. Why is this better than a BBA certificated water-resisting admixture? Because the suppliers of these admixtures insist that a C35A concrete mix is used and BS 8007 states that such concrete properly placed etc. will not visibly leak. They only guarantee the sound concrete which never needs repair. They repair, at extra cost, the leaks through dirt, voids and cracks. None prove they make concrete impermeable. In fact none improve C35A by very much. 15 years or so ago, the Japanese created a product that makes concrete completely waterproof. We stock it and supply it from the biggest producer in Beijing. It is an extremely powerful plasticiser that disappears when the concrete begins to set, the effect is very much denser concrete that has no capillary network. Nothing can get through. We get proof at every project that absolutely, completely waterproof concrete was delivered. So clearly if there were ever any leaks it would be the fault of workmanship, either of design or on site, and only the culprit would pay not the client. Sample certificates can be viewed here www.waterproofconcrete. This basement by a self builder is completely dry from the concrete alone.

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Prestigious Pathways Laid at Grosvenor Park Long Rake Spar have recently supplied our Grantex Staffordshire Pink 3-6mm aggregate to resin flooring specialists Coatech for their work at Grosvenor Park in Chester. The project was part of a £2.3 million refurbishment plan for the historic park to celebrate its cultural heritage and included the resurfacing of 10,198m² worth of pathways. Staffordshire Pink 3-6mm is a popular product and was used within a resin bonded system to create a complementary colour scheme to existing planting and landscaping. The park remained open throughout the project and now hosts an open air theatre and popular activities.

For furthr information about Long Rake Spar Producst and services please Tel: 01629 636210 or visit our website:

Second Life Products Wales Ltd are a leading manufacturer and National distributor of 100% recycled plastic products. Our low maintenance outdoor recycled plastic products include Street furniture, fencing, lumber, signage, bollards and sheeting. Our products are DURABLE, CANNOT ROT, require NO treatment and are easy to use. Our standard 100% recycled plastic sheet options are available in 8ft x 4ft - from 2mm-19mm, and are suitable for a wide range of applications, offering customers the long term economical alternative. The recycled sheet material can be used in outdoor applications such as hoarding and garden applications. For further information Tel: 01639 830617 Or Email: Or visit our website:

New Range Of Performance Concrete Independent concrete supplier, Hope Construction Materials, has extended its range of high performance mixes to complement its existing array of quality-assured readymix concretes. The performance mixes – include HOPEFast, HOPEFoam, HOPETough, HOPEEco, HOPESeal and HOPEFibre – have been designed by Hope’s technical team to meet specific construction needs, from high early strength and extra durability to waterproof and lower carbon mixes. The formal introduction of this range follows last year’s successful launch of HOPEFlow free-flowing, self compacting concretes which are proven to increase efficiency and were recently confirmed at meeting NHBC standards for strength, durability and structural design. All Hope concretes meet the BS 8500 standard and are available virtually nationwide.

Banbury Station Car Park Benefits From Berry Cladding

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The exterior cladding on the new Banbury Station car park in Oxfordshire has been designed to help the building blend into its environment and was installed by car park specialists Berry Systems.


McNaughton Architects reduced the impact on the local environment by specifying Glass Sto Panels for the exterior cladding. This means that the residential properties opposite the car park are reflected on the walls of the steel framed, four storey structure. Berry Systems formed part of the design team for this, together with McNaughton and the main contractors, Osborne. Hill Cannon designed the superstructure which was erected by James Killelea. The panels consist of toughened glass bonded to a carrier board attached

to an stainless steel and aluminium rail carrier. They are manufactured off-site which aids quality control and reduces on-site installation time. As well as the Sto Panels, Berry systems also supplied and installed the capping panels, soffits, internal perforated metal infill panels, the link bridge security and access gate, rail side security mesh and, of course, the vehicle safety barriers for which Berry Systems are renowned, on all the ramps. These barriers consisted of RB1 spring steel buffers supporting a Berry Beam barrier, anti-climb mesh and integral pedestrian handrail. For further information call 01902 491100, email or visit

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Provide Missing Link The new 151m long cable stay bridge in Ebbw Vale installed in March by CTS Bridges provides local people with safe access across the valley and connects the town with new leisure facilities and schools built on the site of a former steelworks. The area has been regenerated over the last 3-4 years with new leisure facilities and schools being built. However, the local residents previously had to make a bus journey to get to the other side of the valley. The new bridge enables people to access the schools and leisure facilities on a direct route. The 151m long total length of the bridge comprises four spans of 47m, 50m, 30m and 24m. These spans are supported with a 34m high cable tower and cables. The cables connecting the bridge to the cable tower were tensioned using a Macalloy Techno Tensioner. The installation of the bridge took place in March with some poor weather to contend with. But luckily the sun was out on the day the main cable tower was erected. Various sized cranes were used in the installation of the bridge including 500 tonne, 250 tonne, 150 tonne cranes and a 40m mechanical work platform. CTS’s installation teams were on site for 2 weeks erecting the bridge spans. CTS worked closely with main contractor Dawnus to deliver the bridge on a tight timescale in time for the opening in April 2014. For further information call 01484 606416 E: W:

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Ensuring New-Build Gardens longevity One of the commonest complaints of new-build house buyers is the state of the little patch of ground destined to become the garden. By working a metre down in the soil using their wellproven air-power machinery, Terrain Aeration Services can undo long term damage of months in a few hours, leaving it free draining and a pleasure to own. It is fast, effective and even possible in the tightest spaces by using slim line plant. This can access the smallest rear gardens through a standard gate even after the fencing has been installed.

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Creative Wildlife Products Prove Conservation Success Wildlife World has combined practicality with sleek aesthetics to create innovative conservational products for a wide variety of species that are suitable for both small or larger scale conservation projects. Birds, bats and small mammals are a few of the animals catered for with carefully designed nesting boxes that encourage habitation and breeding of species that are endangered or in decline. Wildlife World’s conservational work extends further than the products with regular donations to various wildlife and conservation trusts and commitments to educating school children of the importance in protecting species to ensure the continuation of healthy productive ecosystems. Further information on is available on 01666 505333, by emailing:, or by visiting the company’s website at

Brett Landscaping Highlights Added Value Services To Go ‘Beyond Paving’ Brett Landscaping has attributed the success of its commercial paving operation to a range of services and tools it offers to customers – including bespoke technical assistance, ground-breaking design software, an ongoing focus on sustainability as well as its RIBA-approved CPD programme for architects and specifiers. The Brett Landscaping design and technical support service is well equipped to make life easier for specifiers, architects and developers. Amongst the services available are help with kerb cutting, flag detailing, bespoke paver design, site planning and installation advice as well as troubleshooting. Verge protection units (pictured above) are one example of Brett Landscaping’s ability to offer bespoke solutions to specific landscaping challenges For more information, visit

Lifts, Stairs & Balustrades

Platform lift for landmark building

New Premium Platform Lift Range

The Halston Aparthotel in Carlisle is a striking fixture on Carlisle’s tourism and dining scene, reviving an iconic city centre building, the Old Post Office, in the process. At the heart of this great building is the main staircase wrapping around a stairwell climbing 13 metres. Accessibility to all floors was achieved by the installation of an Optimum 100 Platform Lift which now takes visitors on a scenic expedition around the century old staircase, as every side of the lift structure is fully glazed.

Lyfthaus have a heritage dating back to 1964 designing and manufacturing bespoke one off platform lifts for special environments. After extensive development the much anticipated launch of their first full standard range of DDA platform lifts has arrived in the shape of myLyft. A series of highly adaptable BS6440/2011 compliant low profile, single, double and triple scissor mechanism lifts with innovative frameless glass barriers and gates, all beautifully detailed and expertly crafted in the inspiring location of Steeple Bumpstead, England. Lift heights from 800mm to 3000mm are available, all have impressive 500Kg capacities which are tested to +100% overload ensuring class leading raised height stability. myLyft is a contemporary styled design – a statement fashioned in stainless steel and glass. myLyft is intended to compliment your creative ideas and enhance the built environment .

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Estairs The leading UK distributor of Italian designed staircases Estairs are the UK’s leading distributor of Italian designed staircases, from DIY kits costing a few hundred pounds to bespoke designer staircases costing tens of thousands of pounds. Estairs specialise in both domestic and commercial staircases and have supplied staircases to prestigious projects such as TV’s the Restoration Man (windmill project), Taylor-Wimpey (show house Colchester) and Barratt Homes (show house Wokingham). Estairs supply throughout the UK, Ireland and most Euro Zone countries, and are pleased to receive copies of your plans, requests for technical information, brochures and general assistance – For further information please email to – Or visit our website :

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EQUITONE Helps Create Futuristic Hospital by Keppie Design

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The fibre cement facade panels are fixed to an aluminium support framework using a structural adhesive which helped retain the visual purity of the fibre cement panels by creating a sheer, smooth facade.

“We specified a fibre cement facade for the new pathology building to create a uniform, matt finish appearance in a dark colour to contrast with the existing surrounding buildings and make a visual statement.”


QUITONE [natura] has helped create a striking futuristic facade on the £16 million BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated Pathology building at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. The fibre cement material creates a tactile, smooth surface that allows the natural variegation of the fibre cement finish to be seen through the semi-translucent coating. This contemporary architectural aesthetic was

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also felt to complement the glass curtain walling used around the stairwell on the South elevation of the new pathology building. David Holt, Director at Keppie Design, said: “We specified a fibre cement facade for the new pathology building to create a uniform, matt finish appearance in a dark colour to contrast with the existing surrounding buildings and make a visual statement.” He added: “The material met with the team’s environmental

performance standards as well as creating a striking contemporary facade. The rainscreen facade was very easy to specify and we found the help provided by the Marley Eternit’s commercial team and availability of colour samples extremely useful.” The fibre cement facade panels are fixed to an aluminium support framework using a structural adhesive which helped retain the visual purity of the fibre cement panels by creating a sheer, smooth facade.

The facade design incorporates 100mm of rainscreen insulation and the walls achieve a U value of around 0.2 W/m2K. For further information on EQUITONE from Marley Eternit just ask ME at: www. or call ME on 01283 722588. You can also follow ME on Twitter @ MarleyEternit. If it matters to you it matters to us, that’s why with ME it’s all about you.

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Lighting & Electrical

Finding a house number can be a bit of a nuisance,especially for friends, ambulances, taxi drivers,emergency services, food deliveries, parcels, etc... This l2volt very bright L.E.D. House Number Light with built in sensor that automatically switches on a off .... no need for timer. Mains powered.. if you have a existing external light it can be disconnected and replaced with your new bright L.E.D. house number light. A small waterproof box will fit the 12v driver in the wall behind the light. OR just plug in and go.

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Integral LED launches “Metropol” easy-fit LED Downlights

New Focus SB Smoothie® - a truly flush-mounted electrical accessory

Integral LED has extended its impressive range of LED lamps, strips and panels by launching a much-anticipated line-up of ‘Metropol LED’ downlights. Extensive research and testing, which has become the hallmark of the Integral brand, has resulted in this new range of ultra-stylish downlights. Every aspect of the 32 models, which are available now, has been conceived with the electrician and maintenance professional in mind. The Metropol LED Downlight range delivers a no-fuss, no-nonsense solution, which reduces time spent on-site when installing a new lighting scheme or converting an existing installation. Our vision is to deliver the real benefits of LED technology but shaped by the practical know-how from professional trade feedback.

Focus SB have launched a new and exciting electrical accessory wall mounting system that gives a truly flush-mounted electrical plate, developed in collaboration with architects and designers SHH ( The new Focus SB Smoothie range fits flush with the plaster making it seamless with the wall. The plate, which is supplied primed, can be painted or wallpapered to match the décor. Perfect for modern interiors where a minimal, discreet solution is required.

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The first truly flush-mounted electrical accessory The Focus SB Smoothie® is a new and exciting wall mounting system that gives a truly flush-mounted electrical plate. Its specially engineered mesh provides a firm key for plaster, a faceplate is then painted or wallpapered to match the surrounding wall so that the plates almost disappear. Call us today for further details.


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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 for the design and construction projects 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 Projects 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 Projects 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

AWARD WINNING POOLS Aqua Platinum are proud to have received the Energy Efficiency Award at the recent UK Pool & Spa show in Coventry. The team at Aqua Platinum specialise in the design and delivery of luxury leisure areas in the home, including specialist basement construction and swimming pool consultancy. The company boasts a focused team of designers, consultants and engineers with a wealth of knowledge and experience who are passionate and committed to offering the client an outstanding service. Aqua Platinum work hand in hand with

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 Projects 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 full-time 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.

some of the top architects in the country offering a complete design and build turnkey solution for their clients which encompasses all areas of the building process from the initial design and planning stage to adding the finishing touches. Whether it is an indoor, outdoor, hydrotherapy or commercial swimming pool, Aqua Platinum can offer support specific to the customer’s requirements. Aqua Platinum strive to use the highest quality products and materials available for each client’s swimming pool. The pool shell may be constructed in concrete

or using the Polypool insulated panel solution which has the highest level of insulation on the market. The insulation reduces the energy loss in the swimming pool which results in lower running costs for the client as well as being environmentally friendly. The panels are also very easy to transport and can be carried down into basements without the use of a crane making it a very versatile solution for basement pools. All clients are assigned a project manager to oversee the work from concept to completion and will ensure that all deadlines and work schedules are met.

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Recreation & Leisure

Ray’s Playhouse Opens New Inclusive Playground

Fulham based Ray’s Playhouse has opened its new inclusive playground. The charity was formed in 2012 following a high-profile campaign led by parents to save the much-loved Sands End Playhouse, which had been operating for over thirty years. Staff at the Playhouse raised £51,000 to create an exciting new playground that enables children of all abilities to play side-by-side. Play equipment company Sutcliffe Play worked with Ray’s Playhouse to create an inclusive natural playground that is designed to stimulate children’s senses using innovative sand play solutions. Margaret Ambrose, at Ray’s Playhouse says: “We decided to work with Sutcliffe Play as their equipment offered great play value plus innovative design, with a tailored approach to our project. We are absolutely delighted with the playground.“ For further information visit

TigerTurf Serves Up New Playing Surface For Newlands Lawn Tennis Club

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Thanks to leading artificial turf manufacturer, TigerTurf UK, one of Scotland’s top tennis clubs, Newlands Lawn Tennis Club (LTC) in Glasgow, has successfully completed a comprehensive upgrade of its tennis courts to allow the club’s players to benefit from a premium quality playing surface. After an extensive and competitive tender process, TigerTurf’s Advantage Pro surface, which offers a 29 percent longer life span compared to other artificial surfaces, was installed by specialist sports surfacing contractor, Ecosse Sports. Designed with shock-absorbing characteristics that reduce the risk of injury and stress to the body, the surface has been designed so that it doesn’t shine when wet or under floodlights, and has also been tested to International Tennis Federation (ITF) standards. For further details

The Swimspa range by Spa De La Mare is an all year round swimming machine and hydrotherapy massage spa in one, for indoor and outdoor use which allows you to enjoy the health benefits of a swimming pool, but with less maintaining. Designed and built to exacting standards, our hydrotherapy pools are the finest of their type today. We export and install our handcrafted pools worldwide and take great pride in providing a personal and professional service to every customer.

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Apart from being specified for all types of new build, Kalwall is increasingly used for the refurbishment of cladding or rooflights on aged buildings.

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he Design Prototyping and Testing Centre (DPTC) is one of the latest buildings in Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park. Founded by the University of Sheffield in association with companies such as Boeing and Rolls-Royce, it was built to establish new standards for manufacturing research facilities worldwide. Designed by Bond Bryan architects, the building’s BREEAM Excellent rating was achieved using a variety of concepts including Kalwall® translucent wall cladding. The Centre is designed as a people facility contained within a single rectilinear volume. Here researchers working at their desks are able to view the large scale workshops from a high-level office mezzanine

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thereby giving an intimate relationship between the two types of space. Widely used for cladding and roofing, the highly insulating Kalwall system is unique in the way in which it transmits Museum-Quality Daylighting™, flooding the interior with natural diffused daylight while reducing the reliance on artificial lighting. It not only eliminates glare and shadows but creates a stunning interior ambience. Apart from being specified for all types of new build, Kalwall is increasingly used for the refurbishment of cladding or rooflights on aged buildings. Case studies and technical information are available from Structura UK Ltd - tel: 01233 501 504 or visit

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Lathams New Flooring Range Looking ‘Aged’ …. But In A Good Way! 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. Call the free-phone helpline 0800 917 7056, or visit the new dedicated website for its range of flooring at:

Freefoam Fascia Used For Dormer Feature Prestigious house builder Shanly Homes has used Freefoam fascia on a new development at Helios Court, Maidenhead. The exclusive apartment block features a double fascia dormer detail using Freefoam roofline products to create an attractive stepped effect beneath the flat dormer roof. With developers looking for more sophisticated and original features Freefoam products offer the flexibility and opportunity to create bespoke installations without compromising on functionality or aesthetics. Developed in conjunction with supplier Willmotts of Reading and site staff the styling is perfect for the west aspect of this corner site. George Petts, Sales and Technical Manager, Willmotts explained “As suppliers we work closely with house builders to help them achieve the best possible look and finish for their developments.” For further information Tel: 01604 591110 or visit our website at

Crest Girls Academy Is Top Of The Class With NVELOPE NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist, has provided an attractive finish with its NV1 and NV6 system, to Crest Girls’ Academy in Neasden, London. The cladding support systems have been installed throughout the £40 million refurbishment of the school, to support approximately 6000 square metres of timber and cedar cladding. “The NV1 and NV6 system is easy to install” says James Black, Surveyor from Horohoe Construction. “We used the NVELOPE project checklist on this project, which sped up the cladding specification process by providing a detailed design for us. It took about four weeks to fit the brackets.” NVELOPE’s NV1 vertical flexible point brackets and NV6 horizontal system were well suited for this project as they allow for expansion and contraction of the cladding when under strain from various weather conditions including strong winds. For further information visit

RigiSystems CladScreen – the new face of Greenwich Around 10,000 sq m of RigiSystems CladScreen façcade system have now been installed on block 1 of London’s prestigious new Greenwich Square development. While utilising the CladScreen system, most of the panels were custom engineered in order to fit in with the architect’s vision for this unique development in London’s heartland. Greenwich Square sits on the vacant brownfield site of the former Greenwich District Hospital.

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The new scheme contributes towards the ongoing regeneration of the area by providing new homes, a public destination and a community hub.


The residential provision comprises five blocks containing a range of dwelling types including apartments and town houses. A total of 629 new homes will be provided, while other amenities include a leisure centre with two swimming pools, dance and exercise studios, a fitness suite, a library, a residents’ service centre, a crèche and cafe, and a healthcare clinic. Architect is Make, and the CLadScreen installation was managed by Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium. For more information contact RigiSystems Ltd on 01905 750500 email

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ccoya®LathamCLAD - the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding – is now available from all eight of James Latham’s timber depots.

Created from sustainably sourced wood and completely non-toxic, Accoya®LathamCLAD is a revolution in wood technology. And with the 15mm profile having recently received TRADA approval for use as an external cladding product, Accoya®LathamCLAD is a perfect solution for exterior cladding, siding and façades where the wider board offers numerous features and benefits including enhanced aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and improved insulation values. Suitable for horizontal or vertical installation, Accoya®LathamCLAD can be used to create simple or complex designs. And with a choice of factory coating finishes, it can be opaque coated or, for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood, translucent coated. Plus, with a 50-year guarantee when used externally, Accoya®LathamCLAD’s low maintenance requirements add to its ‘whole life’ cost effectiveness and environmental credentials and this versatility makes it ideal for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Paul Leach, James Latham’s Group Product Sales & Development Manager for Accoya said, “When it comes to cladding, Accoya®LathamCLAD ticks all the boxes and is the perfect solution for many exterior applications which were once only feasible with non-sustainable material. Use of the wider cladding boards is allowed by the improved dimensional stability, plus cladding joints do not open, tolerances remain tight and twist is prevented. In addition, the wood’s natural appearance is retained for longer, thanks to the superior resistance to the effects of UV exposure.” He added, “Accoya®LathamCLAD is a fantastic material for external specification and fits perfectly with our already established range of sustainable products.” In addition to cladding, sidings and facades, Accoya® wood is also ideal for windows, doors and decking. ACCOYA® and the Trimarque Device are registered trademarks owned by Titan Wood Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accsys Technologies PLC, and may not be used or reproduced without written permission. To learn more about Latham’s complete product range please visit Information is also available from Latham’s marketing department by e-mailing: or by calling: 0116 257 3415


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Sika Trocal, a market leading manufacturer of single ply roofing membranes has launched a new CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminar aimed at educating architects and specifiers. The new CPD, entitled ‘Effective Design of Single Ply Roofing Systems,’ has been produced by the flat roofing experts at Sika -Trocal. “We know technology is constantly evolving and it’s imperative specifiers and architects are aware of the benefits of single ply membranes,” commented Shay Casey, Senior Sales Manager for Sika-Trocal. “This material is highly versatile, cost effective but most importantly, provides waterproof protection for flat roofs. Our new CPD will help keep the industry abreast of new product innovations in this field” he concluded. Single Ply Membranes have been widely used in the UK for many years and as the UK’s oldest supplier, Sika-Trocal now has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. Its comprehensive range of products has high levels of performance, as well as a design life in excess of 30 years. There are a number of different methods that can be used to restrain Single Ply Membranes against wind uplift forces, along with other design considerations, all covered by the new CPD which is also RIBA approved and allows attendees to gain 8 CPD points. Single Ply can be considered for use in many types of build and sectors, as this material is very versatile with easy application methods, yet represents excellent value.

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TOP CLASS SPECIFICATION FROM ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY, Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY has had a flurry of success recently within the education sector, specifying its access and opening solutions across a wide variety of projects.


lthough many believe that Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge to invest £21billion into news schools and the refurbishment of existing buildings by 2021 will fall short of the mark, especially considering the current backlog of repair work, there has been a noticeable rejuvenation within this market. The Security Solutions team at ASSA ABLOY has in particular benefitted from a commitment to repair and regenerate the current education building stock. Recent successful specifications have included University projects at Nottingham, Sheffield, Aberyswyth, Warwickshire, Oxford, Liverpool and Loughborough, where a range of solutions have been provided from

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masterkey suites and door furniture to access control systems and door closers. Similar progress has been made within the secondary education sector, where projects wins have included a full ASSA suite of products at Upper Shirley High School and Millbrook Secondary School, ironmongery specifications at Deyes High School, Holyport College and Perth College, whilst Priestley College may soon be benefitting from the group’s SMARTair® access control system. More specialist applications on the horizon include the Richard Attenborough Embrace Arts Centre and the Stamford School Performing Arts Centre. The ability to utilise and pool together the strength of the ASSA ABLOY product

and brand portfolio, combined with the value-add offering from the experienced team, has enabled the division to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for specifiers working on education projects. Allan Thomson from ASSA ABLOY, Security Solutions, said: “In addition to a strong brand portfolio and the development of market specific solutions, as a team we have been able to capitalise on the increased spending within education thanks to our consultancy services. “The increased importance of whole life costing despite the existing disparity between capex and totex spending, forms an important part of the specification process and our ability to advise on this has helped us work more closely with AIs

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The ability to utilise and pool together the strength of the ASSA ABLOY product and brand portfolio, combined with the value-add offering from the experienced team, has enabled the division to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for specifiers working on education projects.

and specification teams. Providing a single point of contact with access to a wider range of products and value-add services is key to working with and simplifying the process for education specifiers, who, at any one time may be working across multiple projects and with a variety of suppliers and manufacturers. “Education is an important sector for ASSA ABLOY, Security Solutions and we hope to continue this growth both as a first fit and retrofit provider.” For further information please visit or or tweet @ASSAABLOYUKLtd or like our Facebook page https://www.facebook. com/ASSAABLOYUK or follow us on LinkedIn company/assa-abloy-uk

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noCO boiler shut-off system offers enhanced protection against carbon monoxide

Coopers Fire Leading Manufacturers Of Fire And Smoke Curtains

The latest addition to Sprue Safety Products’ expanding range of home safety solutions will offer an added level of protection against potentially lethal carbon monoxide (CO). Each year, dozens of people die or are injured as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning,Worryingly, only around 20% of UK homes have CO alarms, leaving the vast majority unprotected. The noCO system provides the highest level of protection against carbon monoxide for homeowners and tenants. In the event of a carbon monoxide leak, it will shut down the gas boiler. Compatible with any boiler make or model, the noCO system comprises a mains powered control unit with sealed-for-life battery-powered carbon monoxide alarms, which are all connected wirelessly.

Coopers Fire are leading manufacturers of fire and smoke curtains and offer CPD Seminars on Smoke Barriers, Fire Curtain Barrier Assemblies and the latest British Standard for fire curtains; BS 8524 Parts 1 & 2, plus a combination of all three. Our CPD Seminars help to educate Architects, Building Control Officers, Approved Inspectors, Fire Engineers and Fire & Rescue Services with a greater understanding of smoke and fire curtain barriers, their application and the governing standards that regulate their use. Coopers Fire are the only fire and smoke curtain manufacturer approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to provide CPD educational seminars.

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Aliro offers web-based access control for small and medium-sized businesses Aliro, the new access control system from the Security Products from Siemens, offers a clearly structured system architecture with user-friendly software and intuitive mobile applications. With its flexible operating concept, the system can be managed from virtually any Internet-connected device.

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Since each door has one access point, Aliro’s architecture is very straightforward. This makes it easier for installers to design the system and prepare cost estimates. The access points can also be used as capture stations, eliminating the need for additional hardware. With system costs proportionate to the number of doors to be protected, the architecture also improves cost transparency for users. This makes Aliro ideal for small to medium-sized businesses such as retail outlets, health centers and offices requiring a straightforward access control system that, as a distributed application, can manage up to 512 doors, 10,000 users and 100,000 access cards.


Access points can be connected to the system via the IP network as well as via traditional bus connections (RS485). Since the software used by Aliro is web-based, it needs to be installed on only one PC. Authorised users can monitor and administer Aliro from anywhere using a standard web browser. For further information please contact: T: 01291 437920; or visit

PEL Services Designs Sound Systems For Business Design Centre PEL Services Ltd. has completed the design, supply and commissioning of a Public Address (PA) and Voice Alarm (VA) system at London’s Business Design Centre. Located in Islington, the Business Design Centre is one of London’s most popular conference and exhibition venues. The existing PA system, originally supplied by PEL well over 20 years ago, had served well but was due for replacement. At the heart of the new PA/VA system installed by PEL is a Bosch Praesideo digital system. Unlike traditional PA systems, Praesideo uses a network configuration rather than having all system elements connected to a central controller; this architecture gives real freedom in system design. What's more, by connecting the network ends together, a 'redundant' loop is created so any break in the cable doesn't affect operation. For further information Tel: 0333 123 2100 or go to and



... an emergency lighting remote alarm monitoring service opportunity from leading self-test specialists P4 Limited.

Help is at hand for Housing Associations, Schools, Healthcare premises and medium sized industrial and commercial premises, in meeting the stringent emergency lighting duty of care legal protection requirements with limited resources and little or no in-house expertise. P4’s industry leading acclaimed and proven FASTEL (Fully Automatic Self Testing Emergency Lighting) technology family now includes the FASTEL SRM System, which operates and automatically tests your light fittings and exit signs. The P4 FASTEL SRM system delivers remote alarm monitoring management capability to a designated central location (which is offered as a service option by P4). Flexible purchase approaches available for property managers and owners, for example as a leased package; spread fixed monthly amounts over a fixed term, with a maintenance service option to provide continuous compliance, if more preferable than outright purchase. P4 can convert your existing light fittings. Give P4 a call to chat through options to meet your specific needs on 01328 850555 e-mail or take a look at

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From Design To Completion With ITW Construction Products

Tommy Walsh urge’s the industry to look after their feet through Autumn

ITW Construction Products, a leading manufacturer of fixing, fastening and drilling systems for wood, steel and concrete applications and ITW Industry, specialists in software, components, fasteners and equipment for the timber construction industry, are pleased to announce that from September 2014 they will function as one combined business, operating under the name of ITW Construction Products. The newly consolidated ITW Construction Products business will comprise primarily of their five key sub-brands - Alpine and Gang-Nail, specialists in software and nail plates for the production of roof trusses and open web floor joists; Cullen, manufacturers of timber engineering connectors; Paslode, innovators in the manufacturing of gas and pneumatic fastening tools and consumables; and Spit, a leading supplier of steel & concrete nailing, and metal & chemical anchoring systems. For further information Tel: 0800 652 9260.

With the weather growing colder it is vital to protect and support all parts of your body, including your feet. Workforce offers a diverse sock range designed to provide the perfect solution to the problems of uncomfortable feet experienced by many when they are working outside or in challenging circumstances. Brand ambassador, Tommy Walsh, knows how important it is to look after your feet at work as the weather gets cooler. “It’s essential that your feet are protected and warm while you’re at work and Workforce socks are perfect for this. I don’t know how they’ve done it, but Workforce has a range of socks ideal for all workwear purposes.” For further details please visit –

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Mechanical weed removal offers an environmentally friendly method of weed, moss and algae removal from footpaths, pavements and other hard surfaces. Kersten's special brushes not only remove the offending weeds and moss, but also remove the cause; organic detritus that harbours the moisture that allows the growth. Moisture that can lead to spalling on hard but poorly maintained surfaces. Chemical use is highly controversial and topical and any way of reducing it is welcome. Kersten's various brushes can be used with a variety of units, either self- propelled pedestrian or tractor mounted. They can be used on a variety of hard surfaces such as concrete, tarmac and block paving. Even deep set cobbled surfaces pose no problem for the Kersten system. Remember that to keep moss at bay repeated regular sweeping is essential. No chemicals required. For further details call: 0118 986 9253 or visit:

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