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Xavier Guerrand Hermes and the investment fund Actif Invest invited Atelier Pod to design the accommodation of their new Marrakech property.

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Having lived in their Edwardian terraced house for over 20 years, John Fynaut and his family decided the time was right to expand.

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Interior Designers

Belgrave Riverside

Two striking Kendrick-style family homes are among the latest to become available for sale.


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IQ Glass IQ Glass are known as the UK’s leaders in architectural glazing and now you can achieve that same contemporary appearance to the entrance of your home too.


C.R. Laurence’s TAPER-LOC® System Wanting to make the most of breath taking views over the Devon coast for their client, the team at 100% Stainless Ltd called on the advantages of the TAPER-LOC® system to ensure the perfect fit.

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Zn House Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions.

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The house of sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz

The house of sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz is a collaborative work between client, sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz and architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis


Launch of the new Faubourg 1792 project Bromont Real Estate, developer of inspired, innovative dwellings, is introducing a new real estate project this fall.


Hupomone Ranch Hupomone Ranch is an original 160-acre homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma.

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House XL Family Villa XL is located on the outskirts of a new residential area and it is designed for a large family of seven.

52 - 54 Atelier Pod The Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech has just officially opened its doors. Xavier Guerrand Hermes and the investment fund Actif Invest invited Atelier Pod to design the accommodation of their new Marrakech property operated by the Carlson Rezidor hotel chain. 64 - 66

EconoLoft - Fynaut Loft Conversion Having lived in their Edwardian terraced house for over 20 years, John Fynaut, a civil servant and Doodie, his wife who is a nurse, decided the time was right to expand their home in Muswell Hill.


Swimming Pool and Studio The new swimming pool and the studio are built in the back of the courtyard of an existing house.


Stunning four bedroom homes now available at Belgrave Riverside Two striking Kendrick-style family homes are among the latest to become available for sale at Whetstone-based housing developer Westleigh’s Belgrave Riverside development in Leicester.

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iq Glass

IQ Glass has grown from a small commercial glazing company in the 1990’s, cutting its teeth on highly technical façade and structural glazing projects


edgehog Aluminium Systems

Beechcroft This contemporary new build in Chorleywood uses numerous window and door configurations to maximise the natural light, creating a home bathed in natural light. 4

The design features Hedgehog’s Sieger sliding aluminium doors, to create a minimal design aesthetic to the contemporary new build. The large rear elevation of sliding aluminium doors provides primary access to the patio area. The sliding glass doors have been installed to the home in staggered effect creating a more interesting design.

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Several frameless window arrangements were designed with a small opening aluminium windows within them for ventilation. Using thin aluminium frames around these windows enables a cohesive design throughout the new build and an impressive design impact from both inside and out.

Large bespoke gable end frameless windows were designed for the loft room. The gable end windows flood the open planned room with natural light ensuring the assumptions of a small loft room is not the presumed dark, cramped space loft rooms are usually known for.

Aluminium casement doors and aluminium casement windows were used elsewhere in the home gaining access to multiple interesting outdoor spaces. The large glass elevations provide the perfect balance of daylight and privacy. Enclosing the house too much could have prevented the natural light from entering.


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Q Gates Automated Gates

IQ Glass are known as the UK’s leaders in architectural glazing and now you can achieve that same contemporary appearance to the entrance of your home too. IQ Gates design and install bespoke driveway gates including Steel Gates, Timber Gates, Aluminium Gates, Architectural Metal Gates and a unique gate design in collaboration with Urban Front. All of these gates are available as swing gates or sliding gates. They can provide you with an ideal high quality gate to match your home. All styles of gate including traditional, classic or contemporary can be made to match your requirements.

Swing gates are available in any shape or size depending on your driveway and can be fitted onto constructed brick piers or on standalone posts. For safety, photo cells are installed to prevent the gates closing if there was something passing through the gate space. Sliding gates are perfect for limited spaces as they can maximise the area for parking.


These gates can be made to have a swing gate aesthetic if this is what you prefer. Access control can be incorporated into both styles of gates including an intercom or key pad for entry.

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mbris Old Fishery Passage

Umbris Patio Roofs are fast becoming the most popular way to create a true indooroutdoor living experience to self-build homes. This semipermanent structure is easy to plan into a building scheme. Umbris louvre roofs can be connected to the rear of a home over bi folding doors or designed to be freestanding to create a garden oasis.

When the automated louvres are turned they can be positioned to shade rear elevations of glass, let light pour in or, when the weather turns, can be closed to create a fully watertight patio roof tested to rainfalls of 144mm of rain per minute. At Old Fishery Passage a bespoke Umbris patio roof has been incorporated into this home with a vertical external blind addition onto two sides.


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This external blind gives the patio area extra shading as well as extra shelter as it can prevent any rain being blown onto the area. By providing this shelter and shade, the patio area can be used all year round. 3 LED spotlights have also been incorporated into this patio roof in the centre panel providing extra lighting for the evenings. This Umbris patio roof has been coloured white, matching various parts of the exterior of the home.

This automated patio roof is the perfect addition to this home as it provides extra shading and shelter to the patio area, allowing the home owners to use their outdoors space throughout the year. The LED lights also allow the home owners to use this space at any time of the day, meaning they are getting the best use out of their outdoor living space.

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he Sky House Design Centre Opening Event

The Sky House Design Centre in Amersham is having an opening evening on 6th October 2016. This evening will include professional cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and provides a chance for the invitees to be one of the first to see the largest interior showroom in the South East.

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professionals who use the large open plan spaces for meetings, presentations and events. The guests will be able to explore the spaces, gain some inspiration and expert advice from all of the exhibitors in the showroom.

The Sky House Design Centre is an interior design showroom and home to some of the UK’s leaders in interior design products, specialist external installations and modern design. This showroom is also an idea place for local design


These exhibitors include Hedgehog Aluminium Systems, IQ Gates, IQ Furniture, Urban Fires, Urban Front, Decorum, Exterior Solutions, Indigozest, Watermark Kitchens and Bathrooms, Gartec, NSSG, Umbris by IQ and Spiral UK.

Riddwood Consulting Engineers

was founded in 1979 and over the past four decades has established itself as a leading consultancy of Structural and Civil Engineers across the UK. Our team of engineers are both experienced and diverse, our engineers have over 200 years of collective engineering experience across everything from housing developments, bespoke new builds to internal alterations such as loft conversions and basement extensions.

Riddwood Consulting Engineers works across four divisions which are core sub-industries of the Construction Industry; Domestic & Homeowner Projects, Commercial Services, Civil Infrastructure and Temporary Works. This shared knowledge base helps to employ new ideas from different areas of engineering into projects which would not normally benefit from these kinds of ideas, techniques and procedures, i.e.; taking processes from a big Civil Infrastructure project and employing them within a Domestic Project.

This approach is fundamental to our being able to offer our clients the widest range of options to suit their design and budgetary expectations. Throughout our history we have always understood the importance of technology and this remains the case today. We were one of the first to embrace the AutoCAD revolution in the early 1980’s and today that same ingenuity can be found saving our client’s excess time and expense through our use of the latest structural and drafting programmes.

Our award-winning practice prides itself on Customer Service and Communication with our Clients. Working together as a team, we ensure we provide the most cost effective, practical and sustainable solution for your project. Our professionalism and efficiency will ensure your project runs smoothly and our emphasis on effective communication will guarantee that you are well informed throughout the different stages of the process. 10

For over 37 years Riddwood have been working with homeowners and developers to bring their Architect’s design to life. Our ingenuity can help deliver even the most ambitious project on time and on budget We offer a range of specialist services, all designed to serve the needs of our clients across the diverse spectrum in which we operate. Working together as a team, we ensure we provide the most cost effective, practical and sustainable solution for your project. Our professionalism and efficiency will ensure your project runs smoothly and our emphasis on effective communication will guarantee that you are well informed throughout the different stages of the process. • • • •

New Build Experts Internal Alterations; Basement Extensions to Loft Conversions Structural Surveys Almost 40 Years of Experience

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Latest Safety Innovation Adopted At High-Profile Site In London Nationwide Platforms’ latest innovation in safety, SkyScreen™, was recently introduced on the construction of London’s iconic Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre by main contractor Kier, in order to minimise the risk of objects being dropped from the basket of an access platform when working at height. Designed by renowned sculpture and artist, Conrad Shawcross, the Energy Centre’s 48 metre chimney required 137 unique panels installing to create what Shawcross described as its ‘optic cloak’.

Nationwide Platforms showed us how the new SkyScreen product can minimise the risk of dropped objects from access platforms - a focus for us on the Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre - we thought it a great innovation. The fitting of SkyScreen has limited the hazard of dropped objects, protecting personnel, surrounding buildings and equipment, and forms a key part of our collective prevention measures on-site. We would certainly look to use it again in future projects.”

To ensure the panels were installed both safely and efficiently, a spider crane was placed at the top of the building’s chimney and used to hoist the panels into position. One of Nationwide Platforms’ SX-180 boom lifts, fitted with SkyScreen™, was then used to assist with the fitting and installation. Due to the nature of the job, and the need to use tools and small fixings, the introduction of SkyScreen™ successfully minimised the risk of injury or damage caused by items accidently being dropped from height.

Suitable for 6ft and 8ft platform basket sizes, the lightweight SkyScreen™ mesh fully encompasses the platform basket to provide protection from dropped objects, tools and materials down to 15mm in size. As well as retaining maximum visibility, it is also compatible with a range of other innovations such as the company’s material handling attachment SkyRak® and its secondary guarding device SkySiren® PCS™.

Mark Starling, Safety, Health & Environmental Manager at Kier Construction London, said: “At Kier, we are keen to adopt innovative safety products on our projects.

Part of BlueSky Solution’s range of safety innovations, SkyScreen™ is readily available for hire throughout the UK.


Editors Choice

Brizebox – solving problems for on-line shoppers A start-up company called Brizebox is giving online shoppers peace of mind by providing secure package delivery when they’re not at home. Brian Willcox, the brains behind this simple yet effective design: said, “I am passionate about engineering as well as being a regular on-line shopper. My experience of parcels being idly left outside my home, awkward Post Office collection hours and grumpy neighbours got me thinking about the problems faced today by on-line consumers and couriers alike.” Additionally, whilst not claiming to be ecofriendly tree huggers, we think Brizebox has very green credentials. The co2 footprint created by an undeliverable parcel going backwards and forwards between its final destination and the parcel depot, is incalculable. It is reassuring to know that by using a Brizebox your parcel is delivered first time, every time, and contributing to saving the planet.”

Bott Smartvan Fast-fit Van Racking Bott Smartvan is a fast fit, no-drill van racking system. Designed to utilise wasted space in your van and enable you to have your kit organised whilst maintaining a usable size load bay. The quality system which is manufactured in the U.K, is crash tested and refined for easy user installation. The yummiest colour range from the The Smartvan racking system covers most small and medium vans and customers can design their own solution on their desktop or mobile and order online for fast delivery. Kit your van out and enjoy a tidy and efficient workspace, which can save you time and impress your customers. Visit to design your system today.

Perspex® brand: Perspex® Sweet Pastels – If this doesn’t tickle your taste buds, we don’t know what will! Presenting the cooler and softer side of the brands colour spectrum; this fun and inspiring compilation of tones will take your imagination beyond its limits, with a Pick ‘n’ Mix of mouthwatering colours and two flavoursome finishes in one cell cast acrylic sheet. For more information, to order samples or to find a stockist, visit the brand website today: Email: Phone: +44 (0) 1254 874 431 Potential. Performance. Perspex®. Perspex® is a registered trademark of Lucite International.

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Charcon Breaks the Mould for Cannon Wharf Business Centre

NEW Anti-Flyposting Litter Bin... Its traditional styling, makes it ideal for streets, parks, seaside resorts and local attractions.

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has successfully completed a significant delivery to the first construction phase of Cannon Wharf Business Centre in South London.

The circular design of the Classic creates a robust structure holding 90 litres if waste. The secure locking lid comes with a stubber plate and double apertures providing easy 'walk by' access and is easily lifted off for emptying. Includes empty ballast cartridge, gold or silver banding and steel liner.

Mike Davies, Specifications Manager at Charcon, said: “The Cannon Wharf project is significant for the Surrey Quays area, as development continues along this part of the River Thames, and we’re very excited about the phases to come.

Available in a choice of colours*. Optional extras include; lock, personalised label and fire extinguisher. *Standard black base made from 100% recycled plastic (subject to availability).

“By collaborating early, we were able to bring our expertise and product knowledge to the table to ensure the right solution for the project was specified.”

From RRP £140.00

Cannon Wharf is located five minutes’ walk away from Greenland Dock and will replace an existing business centre space to provide new homes, commercial space and public realm. A variety of large and medium scale buildings will comprise 6,588m2 of commercial space and 679 residential units along with an on-site energy centre, 401 car parking spaces, cycle parking and associated landscaping.

For further information: Email: Web: Tel: 01225 816541 Facebook: Leafield.Environmental Twitter: Leafield_enviro company/ leafield-environmental-ltd

To find out more about the Charcon range of products, visit Client: Barratt London: Landscape Architect: Townshend Landscape Architects:


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Secure Balcony With Stunning Coastal Views Thanks glazing, railing, architectural To C.R. Laurence's and construction sectors. “To provide our client with TAPER-LOC® System the ideal solution we used


anting to make the most of breath taking views over the Devon coast for their client, the team at 100% Stainless Ltd called on the advantages of the TAPER-LOC® system to ensure the perfect fit. Part of a complete redevelopment project with an extension, a feature of the private residence is the creation of a beautiful balustrade to the rear of the property, perfect for relaxing and simply enjoying the stunning scenery.

“Uninterrupted views of the sea on a secure balustrade were the ultimate aim of this project”, explain 100% Stainless Manager James Lethbridge. “However, the installation needed to fulfil a number of other practical requirements. Ultimately, the customer wanted a secure balustrade that would not obscure their view, but be strong enough to withstand the wind rolling in from the sea and create shelter from the wind.” The solution was to use the innovative TAPERLOC® System from CRL, the leading supplier to the


a 15mm top mount heavy duty base shoe, with TAPERLOC® tapers, and a 48mm diameter slotted stainless steel handrail which sits on top of the 15mm glass with a rubber gasket,” explains James. “Installation was straight-forward thanks to the in house training of our installers and the specialist tooling from CRL.” Fifty per cent faster to install than traditional alternatives, TAPER-LOC® is a dry glaze system with no need for cement, suitable for laminated toughened glass from 12 to 21.52mm thick.

Tested to meet the strictest building code requirements such as BS6180:2011, CEBTP and AbZ, the system uses a horizontal design, which allows it to be adjusted, dismantled and re-set. The base shoe can be surface or side-mounted, and provided drilled or undrilled. It is available in 3m lengths and made from aluminium. “Taper-Loc is a strong and calculated product that has been heavily tested and proved to work well, and ultimately for our client keeps the view of the coastline perfectly visible. The specialist tooling and tapers enable the glass to be perfectly in line and the result is fantastic. Thank you to our client Mr Lait for letting us use his property for this case study,” concludes James. For more details visit, email or call 0800 0421 6144.

Lindapter provided connection solution for Arup’s Circular Economy Building The construction industry currently produces three times more waste than all UK households combined, including 60 tonnes of materials that go straight to the tip due to incorrect ordering, damage or not fitting correctly. The circular building project aims to change this. Lindapter and many other collaborators pulled together, generously giving their time, products and services to support Arup’s project, which tested the maturity of circular economy thinking in order to prove that circularity is achievable. The prototype challenged both designers and suppliers to think differently about their chosen materials and construction processes in order to create a building where, at the end of its life, all of its elements can be re-used, re-manufactured or re-cycled.

glazing supports to the structural frame. Lindapter’s technical team quickly designed bespoke connection solutions using the CE Marked Type B clamp, which allowed contractors to rapidly install the panels by easily sliding and aligning the eco-boards into position before tightening with a standard torque wrench. As only hand tools are required to install Lindapter products, noise, waste, and tool/welding consumables are avoided. Lindapter clamps allow onsite adjustability and adaptability to suit different beam thicknesses and angle alignment to ensure a guaranteed fit, therefore minimising site waste or returned construction components.

True circularity has only been possible with the support of manufacturers such as Lindapter who are committed to testing the principles that underpin the circular economy. During the project, Arup asked Lindapter to design and supply a connection system to secure the circular building’s roof panels, wall panels and


The connection solutions were particularly appropriate for the circular buildings project due to Lindapter’s synergy with the principles of the circular economy, for example, Lindapter’s products provide flexibility, ease of deconstruction and the potential to reuse or recycle. Lindapter prides itself on its outstanding green policies and creates social, environmental and economic benefits in steel construction, supporting what BCSA refer to as sustainability’s ‘triple bottom line’. Visit to find out more and watch the time lapse video.

Transforming Tradition

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+tongtong Transforms Traditional Toronto House into Tasteful Modern Home that Honors East-end Neighborhood

ultidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions. The specifications were to build a modern family home that expands the area of livable space while remaining true to the vernacular of the neighborhood.

This challenge was met with an emphasis on natural materials and light. Inspired by rural living and the original build date of the home, industrial materials accentuate re-imagined architectural qualities in an unmistakable contemporary space.

As for +tongtong principal John Tong’s favourite element of the house, “I really embrace the slot between the two floors. It turns the 2nd floor hallway into a bridge that connects all of the floors. This is key to bringing light down to the first floor.� On the 3rd floor, the entire gable has been replaced with an expansive triangular glass window affording views of the neighbourhood and downtown skyline in the distance. A custom-made triangular blind shades the window and retracts into a millwork unit when not in use.

In the kitchen, an original window at the side of the house was reconfigured proportionally to retain its original breadth.

Grey and black zinc used throughout both the exterior and interior of the home is a material that blends traditional aspects with the new contemporary scheme. Inside, a vertical shaft brings light from large skylights down 3 floors illuminating the ground floor while animating a zinc wall and ceiling above the kitchen.


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This now horizontal window extends along the kitchen and integrates seamlessly within the millwork of the dining room. The kitchen counter also extends providing the means for a countertop vent-free ethanol fireplace in the dining room. Throughout the home, millwork such as that found in the transitional space between the kitchen and dining room defines overlapping function. Outside, the rear facade of the home has been entirely transformed to maximize views of the expansive elm tree behind the house; while in front, a large glass pop-out opens up the home to the street while being protected from the sun and elements by a new zinc awning reminiscent of bygone neighbourhood corner stores. The landscaped berm and retaining walls create a layer of privacy between the public street and the private home which provides a small area of refuge in front of the

home for children to play, complete with theatre seating to watch the spectacle of life unfold. +tongtong principal John Tong (B. Architecture from the University of Toronto, 1992), has recently completed award winning projects Drake Devonshire Inn, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, and Barsa Taberna, and is currently working on a diverse range of projects including Mascot Brewery, Re-imaging of a US Restaurant Brand, a re-development project in Detroit, offices for Guru Animation, Batch for Molson Canada, Drake 1150 expansion and numerous residential projects. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, CAA in Montreal, MOMA in New York, the Design Exchange and The Interior Design Show in Toronto, and has been profiled in international publications and books.


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John Tong, Lead Designer Nathan Dykstra, Senior Designer

Symmetry Construction

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+tongtong Custom Wood Frame windows: Landscape Contractor & Plant specialist

Tradewood Industries

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Vent Free Ethanol Fireplace:

Millwork Manufacturer Distinctive by Design Zinc VM Zinc

EcoSmart Fire XL Series Custom Window Blinds: G-Line Solar Shading For more information:


1500mm Combination option in Gloss White

The Perfect Combination Combination Bathroom Furniture from Hudson Reed offers a unique range of space saving storage solutions for the smaller bathroom. The range is designed to be flexible, so you can create the look you want that fits your bathroom perfectly. The selection of Slimline and L–shaped polymarble basins complement the vanity and WC units, giving you the flexibility to add additional storage in even the smallest of rooms. If you have space for a run of units together, our 1100, 1200 or 1500mm sets are the perfect combination for added storage, with a choice of straight, left hand or right hand configurations. Complete the look with a choice of coordinating mirror cabinets and bath panels.

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Where space is limited we have a collection of Stand Alone units where the basin unit and WC unit are separate but can be placed together, which is ideal for confined bathroom space. For Stand Alone vanity units choose from 400mm, 500mm and 600mm basin units in both Full Depth and Compact sizes. Complete with co-ordinating polymarble basins and matching WC tops to finish the look. The Combination furniture range is available in 4 stylish finishes, all with fully colour co-ordinating cabinets and accessories: Gloss White, Driftwood, Grey Avola and the latest on-trend colour Hacienda Black. You can customise your look with either the standard handle that is supplied or you can purchase an alternative handle to tailor your look.

Stand Alone 600mm Vanity & WC Unit option in Driftwood

All furniture is supplied pre-constructed as standard making this quicker and easier to install. All our furniture is supplied with an integrated soft close system to endure less wear and tear and have a smoother, quieter action, which is ideal for ensuites. Reassurance of quality is essential, so for added peace of mind we offer a 5 year guarantee on our combination furniture. Combination bathroom furniture lets you make the most of the smallest room in the house, enabling you to incorporate essential storage, and will look stunning in any bathroom with the right styling. To request a brochure, or download a PDF of the brochure please visit or contact Hudson Reed marketing on 01422 417099.

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Novellini UK offers a full range of bathroom products including bespoke shower enclosures, wetrooms, steam rooms, whirlpools and much more. Visit our website for more details.

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Wetrooms made easy Max Top Quartz The Alexander Hotel group has installed Max-Top Quartz surfaces at its boutique hotel, Rowhill Grange Hotel and Utopia Spa, in Kent.


With our featured Maxxus Wet Deck Kit (the strongest on the market), easy-to-use tanking kits or membranes, and a wide selection of drains, it’s easy to install a luxurious wetroom anywhere in the home. Add on our designer grids and extensive range of stylish accessories and it’s easy to find the right product for any environment. Ask for our latest Price List today!

The luxury four-star hotel has fitted eight of its Luxury rooms and bathrooms, and 12 of its Classic rooms with Max-Top’s unique Pearl White Sparkle surfaces. Stephen Moss, managing director of Max-Top commented: “The exclusive hotel prides itself on its attention to detail and high-end furnishings, so it’s fantastic to be featured throughout.” The modular quartz product features a patented interior honeycomb structure, offering the aesthetic benefits of a solid stone 01629 815500

Kaldewei’s new washbasins made of steel enamel will be a key feature at Sleep this year. Already a well-established brand for baths and shower trays/surfaces, the introduction of this new segment, means bathrooms can now be fitted out using a single material, a harmonious design vocabulary and a matching colour scheme. The Silenio washbasin by Anke Salomon is distinguished by exceptionally soft interior lines. Flowing gently inwards from both sides, the lines open out into a soft hollow which contrasts with the rear section of the basin which falls steeply. All Silenio washbasins are now also available without overflow hole, enhancing the natural, soft lines of the washbasins still further. The washbasins are made from Kaldewei’s unique steel enamel; the exceptionally tough surface is extremely smooth, scratch resistant, hygienic and easy to clean. Kaldewei will exhibit at Sleep 22nd-23rd November 2016, stand V10. For stockist information contact Kaldewei. Tel. 01480 498053

surface, with the advantage of a deeper 40mm profile. Peter Hinchcliffe, founder of the Alexander Hotel chain added: “We first installed Max-Top Quartz surfaces in our 5* Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa in Sussex, and we were extremely impressed with the product.” Deborah Hinchcliffe, co-founder of the Alexander Hotel chain continued: “The finish of the surfaces perfectly complement our carefully selected interiors and contribute to the luxurious look and feel we aspire to create for our guests.” Website: Telephone number: 0161 224 0333

ST232 - Success of Stuart Turner’s flomate range of mains boost pumps in 2016

Frontline Bathrooms launches Autumn Winter 2016/17 brochure

Stuart Turner recognised the need for a mains boost pump within the UK and designed their Flomate range of pumps to solve the issue of low mains water pressure and flow, no matter what size property and this year they introduced Flomate iBoost, the ultimate solution.

Luxury is the name of the game this season, and leading UK bathroom distributor Frontline Bathrooms has pulled out all the stops in their brand new Autumn Winter 2016/17 brochure to make it the biggest and best yet.

Designed to be connected directly to the incoming mains water supply, Flomate provides a simple to install solution to boost low or intermittent mains water pressure. Homeowners no longer have to put up with a trickle of water from a tap or shower, whether they live in a one bedroom apartment or a five bedroom house. Flomate mains boost pumps fit neatly within a kitchen cupboard, are WRAS approved, supplied with a 3 year guarantee and can deliver up to 4.5 bar pressure at 100 ltrs/minute dependant on the chosen variant. Stuart Turner; engineered to excel.


Now bursting with 416 pages of quality, luxurious products, the brochure’s launch heralds a host of exciting new arrivals; from the brand new Aquanatural collection of solid surface products to an extended selection of stylish Royo furniture from Spain. / Stockists: 0845 470 2424

Acoustic Comfort


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Noise Free Housing For Happy Living


ood acoustics, like high quality thermal insulation, is one of the most important considerations for house builders and architects. This is because of high density living and, in particular, the popularity of sold floors. For example, one of the latest trends are polished concrete floors in variety of different colours. The problem is further exacerbated by the desire for large areas of glass and the absence of soft furnishings, such as curtains and carpets. The result of all this is that absorption of sound is difficult and reverberated sound can create an unpleasant environment.

Apart from a calm and cohesive surface, the ceiling offers a flexible choice of design, including different colours, surface structures, edge profiles and suspension systems.

The sound waves pass through the panel and are distributed evenly throughout the room, covering a larger area than a traditional speaker.

In addition it is possible to integrate surface mounted or concealed light fittings as well as sound speakers. The Troldtekt speaker is an acoustic panel with a specially developed flat unit, built in and concealed on the back of the panel.

One increasingly popular solution is to line the ceilings with cost effective and high performance Troldtekt acoustic panels. Widely used throughout Europe, the panels instantly create an attractive surface, pleasant acoustics and a feeling of well-being throughout the house.


Danish manufactured Troldtekt acoustic panels are specified throughout the UK. Made with 100% natural wood fibres, their benefits are high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability documented by Cradle to Cradle certification at silver level.

At Troldtekt A/S, we believe that acoustic comfort and a healthy indoor climate are key elements of high-quality buildings. Apart from housing, they are used to improve acoustics in many different projects, such as schools, leisure centres, pools, commercial and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour. For samples and comprehensive technical information tel 01978 664255 or visit

Coatings, Sealants & Paints

No Grout – No Mould – No Tiles!

Introducing NoTile™ from Composite Fibreglass Mouldings Ltd; a glassfibre hygienic tile panel, used as an alternative to traditional ceramic tiles. The panels incorporate an antimicrobial, Biomaster, www.biomasteradditives., in the surface layer that is effective against harmful bacteria including MRSA, E-COLI, SALMONELLA and ASPERGILLUS NIGER (BLACK MOULD). Applied in large sheets with a grab adhesive, they are quick and easy to install with very low maintenance thereafter.

Listed presbytery uses Earthborn Ecopro

Currently available in seven decorative styles. White is held in stock but any standard RAL colour can be achieved.

A Grade II listed Victorian residence has been substantially refurbished to house a high tech health research facility.

We supply (and are specified in) many hospitals, care homes, prisons, hotels, restaurant chains, supermarket chains, private homes, education and leisure facilities. The tiles are used in kitchens, showers, wetrooms, bathrooms, toilets and any area where hygiene is paramount.

Owned by the University of Manchester, it was built in 1875 as the presbytery to the Church of the Holy Name. With its Ecolabel approval, Ecopro Lo Sheen Emulsion on new lime plaster perfectly fitted the University’s sustainability ethos. The architect Gordon Broady said "Lime plaster has a prolonged curing time and we required paint systems that would both allow the walls and ceilings to dry out

NoTile™ panels create clean, safe and hygienic environments.

Comparatively a more cost effective and efficient product to standard ceramic tiles.

gradually and also selfregulate moisture in the walls when the building is occupied. “The University of Manchester Directorate of Estates and Facilities promotes the use of water based breathable paint systems as part of their long standing and wide reaching commitment to environmental sustainability. Earthborn combines highly permeability together with durability and ease of maintenance, all essential requirements for this project.”

New Delvemade coating helps prevent static build up on metal roofs Engineers from a leading water company reported that they occasionally felt an electric shock when undertaking routine maintenance work on sewerage tanks. This highlighted a significant potential risk as the contents of the tanks are vented to release flammable gases. The company quickly investigated and discovered the cause. A build up of static was occuring when operators wearing rubber boots walked across the roofs of the metal tanks, as they had been painted with a non-conductive coating. The organisation approached Delvemade, to find out if they had a coating that could effectively protect the tank and help dissipate the static

build up. Delvemade had no such product in its range, so turned to its sister company Itac to resolve the problem. The result is a new product called Delcote ASC, which has been shown in tests to help prevent the build-up of static.


The demonstration on the right shows the difference between a standard Delcote coating (1) and the new material (2). The meter reading in the first picture shows no conductivity (off scale), it is an open circuit without any flow of electricity. The meter in the second picture records resistance between the electrical points and highlights the flow of electricity.



Doors, Windows & Fittings URFIC high quality door furniture available now from Centurion Europe

URFIC have been one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of high quality door furniture for over 50 years. Manufactured in Portugal using cutting edge technology and high quality materials to ensure strength and durability, URFIC door furniture is available for indoor and outdoor uses and is available in various styles including traditional, contemporary and commercial. Quality is obvious throughout the URFIC range, which are sea salt and spring cycle tested and come with a 25 year guarantee. URFIC door furniture is ideal for new door installations or DIY upgrades and the

VISTAFOLD 120S Bottom Rolling In-Line Hardware System

range includes lever latches, lever locks, bathroom sets, lever rose handles and escutcheons in a variety of styles and all with high quality, long lasting finishes. Peter Stone, Sales and Marketing Director, said, “We are very excited to be able to offer the new URFIC branded range. With over 50 year’s expertise in manufacturing top of the range door furniture, builders’ merchants, retailers and consumers alike can be confident in the longevity and quality of our URFIC collection of door handles.”

Introducing Barrier Components new stainless steel 304 system for bi-folding doors tested to accommodate door sash weights up to 120kg. Designed to meet the increased capacity demanded by the current trend in triple glazing it is a system that performs smoothly and quietly during operation. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, Vistafold 120S offers an adjustable, secure and weather tight bi-folding solution. The system is sold in either component or kit form and is an important addition to the Vistafold range. Hinges and rollers have 316 stainless steel wheels and pins and a satin anodised aluminium track

For more information on the new URFIC range from Centurion, visit or call 01302 788700.

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’New CPD from Aluprof’ ‘Thermal Design Choices for Aluminium Fenestration Systems’ is a new RIBA approved CPD from leading commercial systems supplier, Aluprof. The CPD aims to give specifiers the knowledge they need to specify the correct systems and their thermal characteristics on a ‘per project’ basis. Aluminium systems have evolved from the solid profiles of the 60’s and 70’s through the resin ‘fill and de-bridge’ methods of the 80’s and 90’s to the sophisticated polyamide thermal breaks of today. Whilst thermal calculation can determine a particular U value, does the structure it is being fixed into retain the high performance of the product or will it cold bridge and potentially cause issues? How do you best interpret a thermal simulation graphic to choose the best product? Is solar gain, ‘friend’ or ‘foe’? These are questions the CPD will seek to answer.

systems achieve such levels of insulation and how the glazing and structure need to be designed to offer clients the most appropriate solution. Aluprof systems are increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies to ensure each fabricated product meets the Aluprof exacting standards.

The CPD will be delivered by one of Aluprofs' experienced Specification Support Team who will be on hand to answer any questions on systems and project applications that specifiers may have. With aluminium systems now achieving Passivhaus levels of insulation it is important to understand how these

Further information is available on the company website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof UK offices on 0161 941 4005.


Doors, Windows & Fittings

ROLL UP, ROLL UP – FOR AN EXCITING NEW DOOR FROM GARADOR Garador has launched a brand new product! The GaraRoll Lite is an exciting new garage door that offers a range of advantages and innovative engineering – all at an affordable price. The original GaraRoll roller door launched in 2011 has been a top favourite across the UK, thanks to its space saving design, rust resistant aluminium laths and its unique spring balance system. Now, the new GaraRoll Lite gives an alternative choice for people seeking the advantages of a great roller door but with a significant price advantage. Garador’s managing director Simon Hipgrave says: “We have been looking at bringing out a more affordable version of our very sophisticated GaraRoll roller doors for some time, and we are now delighted GaraRoll Lite is ready to put on the market.” As expected, GaraRoll Lite is engineered to Garador’s very high standards.

It combines a tubular motor driven design with the convenience of an automatic electric operator. The doors are constructed from 77mm high aluminium profiles, filled with CFC free polyurethane foam providing thermal insulation. There is also a built-in internal courtesy light and an optical sensor utilising light beam technology to ensure the door curtain stops in the event of an obstruction. A handy-belt system to fit the curtain to the barrel makes the door quicker and easier to install and with guides of just 72mm, not normally found on domestic roller doors, these doors can be fitted behind 75mm reveals.

The GaraRoll Lite features two stylish but subtle lines on each lath and is available in a choice of three smooth and deco paint colours: Traffic White, Anthracite Grey and Golden Oak (timber effect). Find out more about the new GaraRoll Lite roller door by visiting or calling 01935 443799.

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House Of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz YH2 Architecture


YH2 Architecture

Cover Story

Each sculptural proposition

The open plan of the house

was debated among the

offers a natural fluidity

designers until verticality,

and continuity between

as a strong and clear

the forest’s ground level

expression of the given

and the lower floor of the

landscape’s essence, was

house, between interior and

agreed upon as the core


concept of the project. Located on a vast land

The experience offered by

overhanging lake Trousers,

the mezzanine lounge on

it is surrounded by a

the last floor is completed

chiaroscuro coniferous

by a large covered terrace


that simultaneously is a wildlife observation tower

Once the compositional rules

and a panoramic belvedere.

established, the project was

It opens itself to the

developed from the hand

mountains and overlooks the

of one creator to the other,

nearby lake.

from volume to plan, from the handling of materials

Vertical composition

and masses to the upgrowth

reminiscent of the mature

of interior spaces.

trees surrounding it, the house opens itself to daylight

The fractioning of masses,

and to the majestic scenery

the composition of two

thanks to the large glass

wood volumes, one light

facade covering the three

and one dark, the opacity


and transparency structural games all make the house

Expressed tectonics

unite with nature and nature

where spatial composition

integrate the interior spaces

overrides functionality, it is a

of the house.

sculptural house in nature.


he house of sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz is a collaborative work between client, sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz and architects

Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis. The project was conceived following the guidelines of the surrealist’s exquisite cadaver where each designer builds upon the work done by the previous one.


Leading the way in structural flooring solutions

Time is money, it is said, and EGGER UK aims to save both for housebuilders. Floors that are quick and easy to install, cost-effective, have a lifetime guarantee and are environmentally friendly should be a no-brainer when it comes to housebuilders looking for structural flooring applications. And, according to manufacturer EGGER UK, that is exactly what it offers in its industryleading Advanced Structural Flooring System – suitable for masonry, offsite modular and timber-frame builds. The EGGER Advanced Structural Flooring System is a key innovation for the company, one of Europe’s leading woodbased panel manufacturers. The system is designed to save time, money and manpower on projects without compromising on quality. It is based on the EGGER portfolio of structural P5 grade flooring boards – EGGER P5, EGGER Peel Clean Xtra and EGGER Protect. Boards have enhanced moisture-resistant properties and are manufactured using sustainable raw materials on one of the most sophisticated production lines in Europe.

A tongue and groove profile, created using unique diamond tipped tooling, gives stronger and tighter-fitting joints than the industry norm. Designed to reduce installation times and minimise squeaky floors, EGGER Peel Clean Xtra and EGGER Protect boards also reduce weather related stoppages as they can be fitted in light rain conditions and without the need for joint sealing tape when fixed with EGGER super-strong Joint & Joist D4 Adhesive. Dan Soulsby, EGGER category manager for building products, explains: “We strive to give our customers innovative solutions, exceptional product quality, value for money and complete peace of mind on every floor they lay. No other engineered chipboard flooring provides the same outstanding protection and structural properties or offers installers so many laying and fixing benefits. “Each product within the EGGER Advanced Structural Flooring System has been manufactured to the highest standard and, for added peace of mind, the lifetime guarantee reinforces our commitment to quality and belief in the products and system.


“Regardless of the size of the project, whether it’s a large-scale housing development, self-build, offsite or modular build, property conversion or home extension, it is our aim to be the indisputable first choice for anyone who wants absolute faith in their work when installing a structural chipboard floor.” The Advanced Structural Flooring System also features two innovative types of floor board which are specifically designed to add value, improve presentation, and enhance customer appeal. The first is EGGER Protect and the second is EGGER Peel Clean Xtra. EGGER Protect EGGER Protect is manufactured using an EGGER P5 flooring grade chipboard with a unique, weather resistant surface layer applied to the top and underside of the board. It has a hard-wearing anti-slip surface to provide additional foot holding in wet and dry conditions, which not only contributes significantly to site safety, it also creates an essential safe working platform for use in construction. EGGER Protect can be left exposed to the elements for up to 42 days during the build process and can even be laid during

Environmental benefits An added benefit to housebuilders using EGGER tongue and groove structural chipboard flooring and EGGER OSB boards is the company’s sustainability philosophy underpinning all of its products. From the tree through to the end product, EGGER operates a closed cycle – with the emphasis placed on using sustainable raw materials in fully integrated manufacturing plants which rely on the shortest-possible transport routes. Very little waste is generated in chipboard manufacturing – with any that is produced either put back into the production process as a raw material or used as an energy source. The company has fully embraced this ethos achieving FSC and PEFC accreditation to ensure that all its P5 grade structural flooring boards and OSB products are certified with a full chain of custody. This gives housebuilders peace of mind that the panels they are using are made from responsibly-sourced and sustainable raw materials. Adding value through digital technology light rain conditions, which helps to minimise weather related stoppages and enable faster completions. When glued with EGGER Joint & Joist D4 Adhesive it provides a fully sealed working deck that requires no joint sealing tape and protects against moisture, impact and the wear and tear of heavy site traffic. Its concrete-effect finish means no painting is required once work has been completed. EGGER Protect is also ideal for use with underfloor heating as it is less likely to be affected by moisture changes that are known to be accelerated by this type of heating. It can also be tiled onto directly using a primer and flexible tiling adhesive. EGGER Peel Clean Xtra The second board is EGGER Peel Clean Xtra which features a robust foil applied to the top surface of the boards to protect them from site traffic and is then peeled away on completion of the build leaving a clean, well-presented floor ready for handover. It can also be left exposed for up to 42 days on site and when using the Advanced Structural Flooring System there is no need for joint sealing tape as all cut and exposed edges should be covered with EGGER Joint & Joist D4 Adhesive.

To make installation even easier for house builders the company has also produced a collection of 3D animated fitting videos for the Advanced System. The videos are in keeping with its simple six step installation process and address key questions which may arise during a typical flooring installation. They are compatible with any device from smart phones to tablets and PCs so tradesmen can view them at any time on site. Each video provides users with a quick guide on how to fit EGGER’s Advanced Structural Flooring products to meet the Advanced Lifetime Guarantee. The fitting videos complement the company’s comprehensive customer support service which includes a ‘Building Hotline’ offering free technical advice and product literature. The videos are available on the EGGER website at http:// htm and You Tube channel: http://www. Embracing BIM EGGER UK is also the first major flooring manufacturer in the UK to invest in BIM technology. The products in its Advanced Structural Flooring System are now available on two prominent user 31

platforms; the BIMObject® portal and the National BIM Library (NBL). By creating BIM objects for its products, EGGER aims to give house builders, specifiers and architects a new level of support in selecting the right boards for their requirements, with the added benefit of intelligent planning models provided through NBL and BIMObject®. Investing in the future The specialist boards in the Advanced System are produced on EGGER’s stateof-the art continuous chipboard line at Hexham in Northumberland. As one of the most technically advanced manufacturing plants in Europe, the facility has been subject to investments reaching over £250 million since 2007. Soulsby adds: “We are currently investing in a new T&G line at Hexham with additional processing facilities. We are also investing in a new replacement lamination line, which will support our production of EGGER Protect. Our continued investment in existing plants and both new and existing products lets customers know they are being supplied with the best quality products manufactured on the most technologically sophisticated T&G facilities in Europe. “We are working hard to further secure our position in the UK construction market by providing security of supply to our customers for many years to come, especially at a time when housebuilding needs to grow. We are here for the long term and our aim is to ensure we continue to be a trusted supplier through innovation and investment.” To find out more, contact the EGGER building products hotline on 0845 602 4444, email or visit

Floors & Flooring

Natural Stone is a popular choice of flooring these days with a large range of finishes and colours to choose from. Maintaining the stone’s natural beauty is easily achievable when using the Lithofin Range. Lithofin provides a highly effective range of products for protecting and maintaining both Natural and Artificial Stone: Whether for installation, restoration or maintenance, Lithofin MN Power Clean is a mild alkaline cleaning product designed to remove all kinds of ingrained dirt and dusting. Before sealing you may wish to enhance the stone’s natural colour and structure with Lithofin MN Colour Intensifier. Impregnating sealants such as Lithofin MN Stain Stop will provide effective protection from oil, water and grease stains and can be maintained with Lithofin MN Wash & Clean which is specially designed to prolong the effectiveness of the sealants.


A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR FLOORS? Underlay is an important element whatever the flooring being used. Using underlay offers several benefits; it reduces walking noise in the room, it makes carpets more comfortable to walk on, it provides heat insulation…and much more!

Inspired by the mountainous views to the west and seaside views to the east, MCOH architects reflected the colours of the natural world that surrounds Temple Carrig School by specifying an array of vibrant shades from Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum range. “The lower ground floor reflects the earth’s crust and has Forbo’s fiery red Fresco shade installed; the upper ground floor has had the oceanic blue Laguna colourway fitted to echo the sea and the top floor replicates the mountains surrounding the school, with a purple Thistle colour to emulate the thick heather on the peaks.” For more information please visit

And now QA Flooring Solutions are introducing Breathe underlay for carpet, a pioneering breakthrough with real health and environmental benefits perfect for today’s home. Breathe is truly a step forward in the flooring industry, a totally new product made from a natural and sustainable material – wood. And if that’s surprising, wait until you see its unique benefits. To find out more about Breathe, contact QA Flooring Solutions on 0151 495 3434 or Visit our website and watch the video now at

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We can provide bespoke finishes for the following range of unfinished woods, all produced to order within 7-10 working days. 100% FSC European Oak: Lengths 1800-2400mm, allowance for 10% shorts. 20/6 x 140/180/220/260mm Prime & Rustic Grade 20/6 x 180/220mm Prime & Rustic Grade Fumed 20/6 x 180mm Rustic Grade Thermo 15/4 x 140/180/220mm Prime & Rustic Grades 20/6 x 90 x 500mm Engineered Blocks Prime & Rustic Grades



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Faubourg 1792

Certified Homes photo Savitri Bastiani

Launch Of The New Faubourg 1792 Project

environments with a focus on sustainable development. The new real estate project follows in this tradition. “When you choose Faubourg 1792, you’re choosing more than a house.

Bromont Real Estate offers over 300 new Novoclimat 2.0-certified homes just steps from the slopes!

You’re making the decision to live in an eco-friendly, communityminded environment where generations mingle and come together,” President and CEO Charles Désourdy explained.


romont Real Estate, developer of inspired, innovative dwellings, is introducing a new real estate project this fall. Faubourg 1792 was officially launched yesterday at an open house hosted by the corporation. The project, which is the region’s first Novoclimat 2.0-certified neighbourhood, covers an area of 20 hectares and is located in the heart of Bromont Village, just 5 minutes away from the ski slopes. Faubourg 1792 has a future worth of over $80 million and was developed in association

with the firm Blouin-Tardif Architecture. The interior design was given to the company CyrCathcart. It features 300 condos, townhouses, semi-detached homes and duplexes surrounded by 3.5 kilometres of multipurpose trails connected to the attractions of this magnificent region. Inspired dwellings Bromont Real Estate, a familyowned business created in 1960, has been innovating for four generations, driven by a solid commitment to creating outstanding living

Côte Est: New units available Always mindful of the community and the environment, Bromont Real Estate would also like to announce the launch of new units in the Côte Est project nestled in the heart of a lush forest overlooking the Eastern Townships. This second-home development is highly coveted and considered to be low-density. Situated a few metres from the ski resort, it gives residents the chance to be the last ones out of bed, but the first to hit the slopes!


Architectural Glazing by Cambs Glass At Cambs Glass we are one of the UKs leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke architectural glazing. Unique properties deserve unique features – so why not look into architectural glazed features that complement the design

atmosphere, such as potential heat loss through the glazing, solar heat gain from the sun and direct transfer into the property. Cambs Glass range of bespoke glazing products include; rooflights, walk on glass, canopies, balustrades, facades.

individuals. Along with our bespoke architectural glazing, we offer an extensive range of high-quality roof lights and skylights, all designed, manufactured and installed by our teams. Our range of roof lights and skylights can be produced in any RAL colour combination.

For All Your Glazing Requirements of the property while adding functional benefits to the living space? Points for any client to consider when deciding to utilise bespoke architectural glazing is the effect the glazing will have on your internal

Go for a classic look with the standard finish, which sees the outside faces of the roof light painted in grey and the internal features painted in white. Alternatively, add a touch of personal style with Cambs Glass’ bespoke paint work in a range of finishes.

One of the main benefits that set us above other architectural glazing companies is that Cambs Glass runs its own in house glass unit line, offering glass for both our own projects and supplying units directly to other glazing companies and local 34

Whether you want an electric blue finish to the inside faces or a standard grey to the outside faces or something even more vibrant and unique – we can make it a reality. Our roof lights can be styled to blend in with corporate themes and internal finishes such as kitchen worktops, splash-backs, carpets, flooring or artwork.

To find out more, speak to a member of our sales team on 01638 640 038 or view our entire range and latest projects at

For All Your Glazing Requirements Cambs Glass Ltd Refurb House, 6 Barnes Close, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0NY Tel – 01638 640 038 Email – Website –

Glass & Glazing

The Window is “Reinvented” with Lumi and Super Spacer Lumi, the award-winning window system from Apeer uses Super Spacer® from Edgetech UK to aid its impressive thermal efficiency. Lumi offers frameless windows, bi-fold and slider, patio and residential doors with flush glazing and a highly polished ceramic colour border for an impressive, unbroken facade. The system was awarded the G15 Award for Best New Product and was praised by judges as ‘a product that truly reinvents the window’. The minimalist design of Lumi puts the emphasis on build quality and each element of the product must come together to deliver the elegant finish. Super Spacer references the glass edge during application which ensures consistent sight lines within triple units, enhancing Lumi’s seamless appearance. As well as striking aesthetics, Lumi is thermally efficient with triple glazed units which are bonded to a GRP subframe. The system uses Super Spacer for built-in energy saving, helping to lower U-values and boosting weather protection benefits.Managing Director at Apeer, Asa McGillian said: “Super Spacer is used in all of our triple glazed

units in the Lumi system. We’ve chosen Super Spacer in Apeer composite doors for over 10 years now so we know that it’s easy to use in manufacture and completely reliable. It helps to make our windows even more energy efficient and achieve very low U-values.” As well as being used in the Lumi triple glazed window system, Super Spacer is used in Lumi composite doors and all accompanying sidelights. Asa continues: “Market leading products require market leading components and Super Spacer is an important selling feature of Lumi windows. As a respected brand in the industry with proven durability in the field we know we can count on Super Spacer and Edgetech.” Director of Sales and Marketing at Edgetech UK, Alan Fielder said: “Lumi stands out, it’s completely different to any other window system on the market, offering frameless glazing with security and energy efficiency benefits. I’m really pleased that Apeer has chosen to use Super Spacer for this innovative piece of engineering that proves triple glazing can look great as well as offer fantastic efficiency.”

Romag glass lights the way at Sci-Tech Park artwork HIGH performance laminated coloured glass from Romag is set to light the way as the centrepiece of a new elemental garden design feature in Cheshire. The contemplative Linear Garden has been newly created at Sci-Tech Park in Daresbury, one of two National Science and Innovation Campuses established in 2006 to provide commercial support and world-class technology facilities for fast growing high-tech companies. A striking pathway of light will wind its way through the 10-acre site, reflecting the narrative of science moving forward through visionary re-imaginings of scientific greats such as physicist Albert Einstein, and mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Five coloured garden areas have been created, branching off this pathway in the order that the colours appear in the electromagnetic spectrum: red, yellow, green, blue and violet. These will be home to a collection of striking structures

and designs that have been integrated with a variety of Vanceva architectural glass panels cut and shaped to a high tolerance using Romag's water-jet cutting technology at its HQ in Consett, County Durham. More than 25 sections of glass have been produced and supplied by Romag, which also provided additional technical and processing expertise to Broadbent Studios, the Chester-based designers behind the garden concept. Project manager Mandy Taylor said that the project had benefitted from technical support from Romag throughout, which included the specification of processes, glass thickness and recommendations for a decorative interlayer supplier. She added: "It was important to use a coloured Vanceva layer and decorative printed layer to get the required visuals. Here, Romag impressed with its technical


experience and expertise of using these processes together." Paul Cruddace, Romag's sales and marketing director, added: "We were delighted to be involved with this innovative, interesting project. "It showcases our expertise and skills in laminating structural, architectural glass to the highest quality and specification for ground breaking and innovative public projects." The company has supplied safety and security glass for projects in national infrastructure, transportation, government buildings and leisure facilities and utilises processes that are certified ISO 9001 and it also holds both ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 certification. More details at

Platinum Sales & Distribution Ltd 01924 601044

Structural Glass Balustrade

Space enhancing panoramic visual clarity combined with the edge protection security. • • • • •

Tested to BS6180 Corrosion Resistant Variable Glass thickness Fully Adjustable side or base fixing options

Slim Sliding Glass Doors Smooth Slim and minimalistic Platinum sliding doors compliment any patio or veranda area with beauty and elegance of glass. Lift and slide and super slim sliding doors create the outside in ambience. • • • • •

Lift and slide weather tested super slim slider steel sliding high quality

Slim steel Window Systems Platinum are able to offer ultra slim steel window system from RP Technik. RP ISO Fineline system offers slim sight lines and fully thermally broken windows for domestic ,commercial and heritage applications. • • •

Low u vales Weather tested Inward and outward opening

house feature

Hupomone Ranch

Hupomone Ranch Turnbull Griffin Haesloop


he ranch had been fallow for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted to build a barn house that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming, draw on the natural serenity of the site and build on the sense of place in western Petaluma where farming and ranching are still a part of people’s daily lives. The site has a wonderful balanced quality to it, and the simple grounded form of the barn is sited to compliment this setting and capture the long views to the coastal range beyond. Set into the more opaque north side, the entry provides shelter tucked under the loft above and frames a view through the house to the meadow beyond. The lightfilled living area opens up to the long view south and gathers the bedrooms and kitchen to either side. The kitchen has slide away windows that open directly to the garden.


The house is certified LEED Platinum and features a number of energy saving features exceeding Title 24 by over 95 percent. Passive heating and cooling with thermal mass and insulation, Geothermal, radiant cooling and heating along with solar and photovoltaic panels contribute to the house’s energy efficiency. An integral part of the design, the landscaping by Lutsko Associates includes several outdoor living areas, organized along a riparian restoration and native plantings. Erin Martin’s interiors compliment the flow of indoor/outdoor living. The owners have built a number of the exterior tables and benches and are in the process of building their dining room table. 2016 AIA San Francisco Design Awards Merit Award

Ortal. The fire in your life

Circle 70

Clear 150 Tunnel

Space Creator 200

Island 80

If you like fires you’ll absolutely love these stunning examples from Ortal! From every angle, these fireplaces provide warmth and look amazing. They really are state-of-the art and can be installed literally anywhere in a room. Special features include reflective interiors that enhance the flame picture, dual line burners allowing control of output without loss of flame effect and protective mesh or double glazing options for added safety. Fan assistance increases the range of flue options which also make Ortal fires ideal for installation in apartments. They run on gas or LPG and there’s a wide range of styles to choose from. Ortal fireplaces are exclusively available through Robeys and selected retail outlets throughout the UK.

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Aecom Report On Life Cycle Costing: Continuous Flow Up To 7% More Cost Effective AECOM, a major global player in the building engineering services consultancy arena, has concluded a report showing that continuous flow water heating systems have a clear advantage in terms of initial capital costs as well as life cycle costs over 20 years, when compared with stored hot water systems*. The study** shows that continuous flow water heating systems can be up to 7% more economical than equivalent ‘traditional’ stored hot water systems. AECOM was commissioned to carry out a life cycle study on continuous flow water heating systems, and to provide a comparison with conventional storage systems. Two case studies were provided that are based on projects using continuous flow water heating systems. AECOM then determined an equivalent storage based system for each case study and compared operational and capital costs.

For the life cycle comparison, the analysis period was 20 years, based on the expected service life. The net present value (NPV) calculation is based on a discount rate of 3.5% (The GREEN BOOK - HM Treasury), an inflation rate of 2% for servicing costs and projected retail fuel costs from DECC1. In both case studies the continuous flow system showed a clear advantage in terms of initial capital costs, as well as life cycle costs over 20 years, with the continuous flow system consistently lower in energy use than the two storage systems.

Case study 1 This was a system for a typical, small, pre-fabricated fast food restaurant. It is assumed the system only serves the hot water demand. The life cycle analysis includes the initial capital costs, projected annual fuel costs, and estimated annual servicing costs which are assumed to increase by 2% each year. The annual fuel cost assumes the same daily fuel consumption over the whole year. The servicing cost is based on £130/ year per boiler, and £160/year for a boiler and cylinder. The resulting net present values of the three showed that the continuous flow system is 6 - 7% lower than the two storage systems based on that 20-year analysis period. Case study 2 This was a system for a shower block in a holiday camp, with six showers and four basin taps. For the continuous flow option, the analysis is based on a configuration of 4 continuous flow water heaters that each have a nominal output of 48 kW, which, for this particular application, because there is a very short run of pipe work between the water heaters and the fixtures, it is possible for the water heaters to generate water at 40°C. The risk of legionella is overcome by regular flushing of the system. For the energy required to deal with the instantaneous hot water demand the analysis assumes that the bulk of the hot water demand would be due to the showers. Each shower would typically have a flow rate of around 9 litres per minute, which if mixed to 40ºC would equate to an instantaneous load of around 19 kW each, so even if there was only one shower running, the load on a single continuous flow water heater would equate to an efficiency of 95% based on the performance curve. As the hot water demand increases, the modular nature of this particular configuration would allow the 95% efficiency to be maintained for the bulk of the demand.


The difference in daily fuel costs between the three systems is around 7%. The usage profile for this case study is particularly suited to continuous flow systems (i.e. high but infrequent demand over the day), which is why there is an advantage in fuel consumption over the storage systems. SYSTEMS EMPLOYED IN THE STUDY * Indirect fired storage systems This consists of separate heat source and storage cylinders, where for this study the heat source will be gas fired boilers running on 80ºC flow and 60ºC return with gross efficiency of 89%. As the hot water is stored at 60ºC in insulated cylinders there will be standing heat losses. The standby electricity is assumed to be 15W per boiler, and 60W when operating to cover fan and controls. Direct fired storage systems This is where the hot water storage cylinder has an integral gas burner to directly heat the water, and the key difference with indirect fired storage systems is that they are designed to operate in condensing mode and generally achieve gross efficiency up to 96%. A disadvantage of direct fired storage systems is that the standing losses are around 3 times higher than indirect storage cylinders. Continuous flow systems This is essentially a gas boiler that is designed to instantaneously heat mains water for supply directly to water fixtures without any storage. The key advantages with this type of hot water heating, is firstly saving in space needed for hot water cylinders and the associated standing heat losses. The challenge is that instantaneous hot water demand can vary hugely for most systems and therefore the continuous flow heating system needs to have a wide modulation range as well as maintaining efficiency over that range. For more information on the RINNAI product range of high efficiency condensing continuous flow hot water heating units and systems visit

Bringing a 17th century farmhouse to modern standards of energy efficiency and comfort Houlston Manor is an unlisted mainly 17th century box framed farmhouse, which has been substantially added to and altered since it was first built. Originally a single storey building, the building has expanded over the years to include a second storey, double depth bays and a substantial chimney stack. The house was also ‘gentrified’ according to the fashion of the early 19th century when the timber-framed front wall was replaced with brick to create a unified exterior. Owned by the same family for generations, the current owner was born in the house in the mid 1950s and has lived there ever since. His long family connection with Houlston reaches back to his paternal grandmother, whose uncle was a tenant of the Manor in the mid 19th century – they even have a very early photograph of him sitting in front of the house!

The Requirement While the basic structure of the house was in good condition, including the roofs (which had been stripped and reslated in the recent past), the windows were in a worsening state of disrepair. In addition, the southern gable end had been letting in wind driven rain through

failed pointing and, despite having central heating (installed in the 1990s) and insulating the attic spaces, the house was not a warm one. The owner’s aims were threefold: to replace the rotten and draughty windows with new; to insulate the walls, and, finally; to improve the aesthetic appearance of the house by reintroducing the 19th Century symmetry. Lime Green's Warmshell insulation system is able to bring an old building constructed of traditional materials up to modern energy efficiency standards, and to do so sustainably.

The solution After choosing timber casement windows to replace the rotten sashes, a number of wall insulation solutions were considered. The owner decided that external insulation would help resolve the aesthetics issue and deal with both the threat of failing pointing and general poor weather-proofing of the building. Houlston Manor is of solid-walled construction and without a damp-proof course - the risk of moisture condensation within the walls was considered to be of paramount importance. 42

The use of breathable materials, which would allow vapour transfer through the insulating layer, was essential and the Lime Green Warmshell system, which uses wood fibre board as the insulation layer and lime render as a weatherproofer, was judged to fit the bill. When insulating externally, the thicker the insulating layer, the warmer the house will be. The cost of fixing the insulation boards and applying the lime render is the same no matter how thick the boards and so the owner chose a board thickness of 160 mm as a suitable compromise between cost and benefit.

The benefits

For the Warmshell system at Houlston Manor, wood-fibre insulation boards were fixed directly to the brickwork externally after excavating down around the sides of the house at ground level to ensure that there were no cold areas at the internal floor level – a precaution taken as the house had different floor levels internally. The house eaves were also extended to ensure that the roof had significant overhang over the insulation board and lime render. The wood-fibre insulation boards were then covered by two coats of lime render – a basecoat (with reinforcing fibreglass mesh) and decorative finishing coat.

The owner’s family have changed and improved the aesthetic appearance of the house – far from the first time this has happened in its history – but, importantly, the Manor is now ‘fit for purpose’ for the 21st century and beyond, a warm and cosy family home that will last for many more generations to come.


Houlston Manor is now secure, warm and weather-proof for decades to come. In the first three months following the Warmshell installation (OctoberDecember 2015) the property used 2800kWh for heating, compared to 6821 kWh in the exact same period the previous year. This represents an incredible 59% reduction in energy costs! As the original brick walls dry out and warm up over time, the owners expect to see even greater energy cost savings.

For information on Warmshell Insulation Systems please visit or call Lime Green on 01952 728611 for technical advice.

70 new models in Hitachi’s latest heat pump product line-up Completely redesigned to meet the needs of specifiers, installers and homeowners - and utilising common components, common outdoor units and simplified design to benefit both end users and installers - Hitachi’s extended Yutaki air source heat pump product line-up includes a total of 70 new models which are more compact for small installation spaces and are lighter weight for easier handling.

Some of the best seasonal performance figures The introduction of common components and controllers, streamlines product training

requirements, reduces the need for carrying multiple spares, and lowers installation and maintenance time. Performances have also been improved, with higher COPs, better seasonal efficiencies and higher capacities. All Yutaki models also be supplied with a new Cooling Kit accessory to enable both heating and cooling modes.

has been designed specifically for the UK market. The indoor unit has a built-in 200 or 260L stainless steel hot water cylinder, as well as the main hydraulic components such as the pump, filter and back up heater, plus a newly-designed controller. The indoor unit is pre-plumbed and pre-wired, making the installation simpler with less internal space required.

Widest product range Hitachi’s expanded Yutaki air source heat pump product range is one of the widest on the market; the Yutaki range comprises four models, Yutaki-S split, high temperature Yutaki-S80, Monobloc Yutaki-M and the new all-in-one Yutaki-SCombi.

Single menu for all Yutaki models A new multi-function wired remote control is common to all Yutaki models – meaning a single menu for all Yutaki products with a dedicated installer view, wizard start up configuration and a more intuitive menu for quick and simple commissioning.

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The alarm history is also logged to assist engineers with troubleshooting. All Hitachi’s Yutaki air source heat pumps are MCS approved, eligible for the domestic and non-domestic RHI and have domestic hot water (DHW) Legionella Protection and a five-year warranty as standard. "As a relatively new player in the UK air source heat pumps market, we’ve been delighted by the very positive feedback we’ve received from visitors to our stands at both Ecobuild and UK Construction Week where we were able to showcase the full Yutaki range of products and the long-term benefits of heat pumps," commented Andy Hooper, UK Heating Manager, Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Solutions.

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Yutaki-SCombi Exceptional performance you can trust With its world-renowned reputation for reliability, Hitachi’s air to water heat pumps deliver exceptional performance for heating and domestic hot water. Yutaki-SCombi is a fully integrated renewable energy solution with MCS approval, an ErP rating of A++ and one of the best COPs on the market. Supplied pre-plumbed, pre-wired and with all major components factory fitted, it’s engineered to save you valuable time and energy too.

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House XL


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House XL

SoNo Arhitekti Family Villa XL is located on the outskirts of a new residential area and it is designed for a large family of seven. Area is dominated by typical Slovenian urban / rural landscape, that is why the design paraphrases the surrounding typical architectural elements . The house is conceptually formed from two mutually parallel volumes and one connecting volume, which is placed perpendicularly to the other two. All the volumes are elongated with symmetrical gable roofs. Shortest volume is extended into a roofed carport. While the basement level is constructed with reinforced steel the upper floors consist entirely of cross-laminated timber elements. Floor plans are spacious and organized in three levels. Living area, enclosed with large glass surfaces opens to the atrium maintaining the flowing communication between the house interior and surrounding nature. Facade is composed with large-format panels - the connection volume in lighter and the other two in darker colours. Larger glass surfaces are moved inwards and combined with wood cladding. Placed over them is a pattern of vertical narrow wooden elements that simultaneously function also as sunscreens.


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Testo Monitoring building drying or laying of screed can take weeks or even months. Saveris 2 from testo, is a cloud based measuring solution, enabling you to take control and monitor the whole drying process remotely. Data is accessible via any internet enabled smart phone, tablet, pc or laptop. Temperature and humidity values are monitored and recorded continuously and alerts sent by email and SMS if critical values are exceeded, thus enabling early intervention and prevention of costly and time consuming remedial work. Temperature and Humidity Wi-Fi loggers start from just ÂŁ179. 01420 544433

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Heating, Ventilation & Insulation Rinnai Goes Solo For Continuous Flow With A Store…. Rinnai’s latest innovation in the energy efficient fast delivery of instantly useable hot water is the Infinity Solo Re-Circulator water heater. The Rinnai Infinity Solo condensing and low NOX water heater is the first of its kind for the UK to combine the advanced technology of wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder, all in one compact footprint.

DRU launches new 2 metre wide Metro contemporary gas fire DRU Metro is the original template for contemporary hole-in-the-wall gas fires. Originally launched in a classic 1 metre wide letterbox shape, with a realistic log display and generous flames, the Metro concept has now been developed further to include extra tall, 2 sided, 3 sided, and see-through tunnel models. Choice of fire beds and interiors Metro 200XT offers a choice of fire beds in realistic logs, pebbles or stones. The interior backgrounds are available in smooth black or mirrored Ceraglass, so you can design the style of fire that looks best in your living room. The Metro 200XT features the very latest DRU burner system, which generates high flames that dance around the logs or stones in a very realistic way.

The design parameters of this product empowers specifiers, designers, installers and engineers to benefit from unique Rinnai technology in applications it was once not previously possible. For instance, the Infinity Solo will have both 35kW and 54kW sized appliances, ensuring sites with a smaller gas meter can readily use this technology. The larger Infinity Solo model will also act as a high-efficiency alternative to gas fired storage appliances that exist in today’s market. The Infinity Solo range is also renewables compatible and supplied pre-fitted with a coil, meaning that the primary energy source will always be from renewable gains and the complementary Rinnai water heater will only apply the precise amount of gas to boost the difference in temperature. Rinnai manufactures the energy efficient Infinity range of gas fired continuous flow water heaters and space heaters. The Infinity brand carries the widest range of condensing water heaters on the market today with the most impressive efficiencies in operation, leading the field in technological innovation. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit

Address Building Regulations With Low Carbon Electric Water Heating From Dimplex Dimplex has launched the EDL200 and EDL270 hot water heat pump, a lower carbon alternative to electric immersion heaters that makes it easier to capitalise on the benefits of electric heating for smaller properties that have to pass Building Regulations. Christian Hadley, product marketing manager at Dimplex, said: “As Building Regulations have evolved, there has been a greater emphasis on carbon reduction and the Target Emission Rate is now less than 60 per cent of what it was in 2002.” “Instead, architects and specifiers must look at ways to improve the SAP rating of a property through innovative electric hot water appliances, an area where there has previously been very little reduction in carbon emissions.” “Our new hot water heat pump delivers a really effective solution that can improve the SAP rating of a property.” Tel: 0844 879 3587 Web:

SWIGA Guarantee provides peace of mind The Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) is a not for profit guarantee provider for solid wall solutions. Set up by industry to encourage continuous industry quality improvements through the use of its unique quality framework. SWIGA provides direct support to the customer through its extensive network of member’s expertise. Andrew Champ, Executive Director of SWIGA, commented; “SWIGA’s commitment to provide the consumer and the insulation industry with a dependable Guarantee is shown in the quality of the over 250 companies that have joined SWIGA to date. Andrew added: “Not only does SWIGA provide consumer protection with our independent 25-year Guarantee we can offer the consumer independent industry expertise – our membership includes all major system designers who we can draw on, but we also have an independent approach and can offer expert opinion on client projects. For more information about SWIGA contact or call 01525 854977


Eco Angus Boiler sees Venue profit from Renewable Heat Solution Aldwick Court Farm wedding venue installed an Eco Angus 130Kw log boiler with 10,000l thermal store for all of their central heating and hot water requirements. They claim the non-domestic RHI and receive payments yearly totalling £403,900 over the full twenty-year period. The initial outlay was paid off in just over one year. Eco Angus offer a range of wood burning boilers to provide central heating and hot water for domestic or business needs. They are ideal for retrofits or new builds, usually positioned in an outbuilding and linked with the existing heating system. Grants are available on the boilers with typical payback of the installation cost in approximately 5 years. For more information call 01934 862642 or go to

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Consort Claudgen Introduces Smart Commercial Fan Heaters! even when initially powered on in a very cold room, for the user’s comfort.

Consort Claudgen has introduced an improved range of commercial fan heaters to its extensive portfolio of products. Each robustly designed heater is now equipped with intelligent fan control which detects the temperature in the environment and automatically adjusts its fan speed to quickly achieve a warm airflow temperature. This allows the heater to immediately blow hot air,

Enhanced with one of the latest low energy consumption EC motors, these smart heaters also operate on a lower noise level compared to their predecessors. They are available in 6kW to 15kW rating with a heat throw of up to 11 meters. All models come complete with a multi directional wall bracket and a remote switch, which can control multiple heaters. For more information, email:, tel: 01646 692172 or fax: 01646 695195.

196 Deansgate, Manchester Adopts Under Floor Air Conditioning AET Flexible Space, leading provider of under floor air conditioning systems, is proud to have been part of the phased refurbishment of the historic building at 196 Deansgate in Manchester. Situated in the city centre on what is probably Manchester’s best known streets with close proximity to Spinningfields, the architecturally stunning building has a Grade II listed façade and has attracted significant interest by potential tenants to the 48,000 sq. ft. Grade A office space. The refurbishment required a fundamental rethink to transform the building in decline, into a modern sought after commercial space. Buttress architects managed to revamp the space by removing one of the lifts and creating a visible reception area as well as implementing a new services strategy.


This rethink of services utilises the plenum beneath a raised access floor as the ventilation duct to distribute conditioned air, subsequently introduced into the space using fan terminals. This method of underfloor air distribution eliminates the need for ceiling based ductwork and therefore allows the ceilings to be exposed and specific architectural features to be retained. AET originally supplied their unique under floor air conditioning equipment during a partial refurbishment of the upper floors in 2008. In 2016, developer Commercial Estates Group invested £2.3 million into the refurb of the reception, first and second floors and recently they secured a five year lease for 4,650 sq. ft. on the fourth floor for Marketing Communications Agency, McCann Manchester. CEG hosted an official building launch in early October.

Atelier Pod Designed The Guest Rooms Of The New Radisson Blu In Marrakech

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Atelier Pod focused on the design layout before looking for the aesthetic DNA. The purpose was to repeal the separation between the bathroom and the bedroom, and make a typical object of the eastern Arab language: the mousharabieh screen, the design highlight of the room. The sliding screen cuts a white monolithic bloc, creating an elegant separation between the bathroom and bedroom, showing on one side a vanity counter and on the other, a dressing table. The elegance is in the use of the mousharabieh, and the extension of its perspective behind a mirror which provides a visual connection between the bedroom and the bathroom.


he Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech has just officially opened its doors. Xavier Guerrand Hermes and the investment fund Actif Invest invited Atelier Pod to design the accommodation of their new Marrakech property operated by the Carlson Rezidor hotel chain. The main design challenge was to create a contemporary and innovative aesthetic recalling the essence of the red city. The hotel is located in Gueliz, and is part of a mixed-use property including apartments and a shopping center called “Carre Eden�. The design team had a tailored approach of extending the urban dynamic of the city to provide a relaxing, atypical atmosphere.

The dressing is the second master piece of the room, designed as a multifunctional carved monolithic bloc, used as bathroom storage with a corner minibar column. The holistic design idea of the room is the harmonious blend between ethnic patterns and classical Arabian Geometrics. The distortion of patterns and their large glossy effect is what creates full and empty spaces incarnating the closet and contrasting the primitive ethnic patterns on the wallpaper. The Deluxe room however, has a different orientation than the standard room. It has more width than length, which allows a position of the bed facing the view, whereas the desk is placed right behind the bed. The bathroom faces the view as well, making the entire space bathe in natural day light; the effect is enhanced as the deluxe bathroom is designed as a wet room, with the same mineral material covering the space. The rain shower cubicle is isolated into the bathroom space with a thick glass screen. The Space and material blend characterizes a contemporary understanding of the importance of a functions balance and the interpretation of the Moroccan heritage, all harmoniously merged in one space and making it personal to Radisson Marrakech.


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Insulating and stabilising properties with polyurethane foam By Leonie Onslow, Executive Director, British Urethane Foam Contractors Association properties associated with the closed cell materials. They do not have the same fire performance as closed cell, so they should never be left exposed; they have no structural strength to stabilise roofs or walls. However, they are better suited for their enhanced sound attenuation properties. Open cell foam is also useful in situations which require more air and vapour into a building’s interior. Choosing a professional installer Specifiers may understand that polyurethane foam is often used as a high performing insulant, but often do not know that it can also be used for airtightness and stabilisation purposes too. It is a very versatile material which can often be used when other materials are not suitable. Which material is suitable? Where the primary purpose is energy efficiency, then the closed cell option is normally preferable. Closed cell foams offer superior energy performance and are resistant to driving rain meaning that the

material stays dry with no loss of thermal properties. The insulant can help act as a barrier to prevent flood waters from entering the building through the walls. The British Board of Agrément certification approves this insulant for cavity walls in all exposure zones. Closed cell foams which achieve a Class 1 fire rating when tested to BS476 Part 7 are available. Or, where non-Class 1 materials are used on internal applications these must be covered by plasterboard, or a similar thermal barrier. Conversely, open cell polyurethane foams do not have the high insulation

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Panovista® Max: New sunscreen for glass-on-glass corner windows up to 6m at each side Minimalism is the word in contemporary architecture and Renson responds to this trend with Panovista. This new type of fabric sun protection is ideal for glass-on-glass corner windows and on sliding glass corner windows for which conventional screens cannot provide a solution. With Panovista, no unattractive aluminum profiles or cables are visible at the corner. Patented technology ensures that both sides of the system are rolled up simultaneously and thus provide the desired sun protection without sacrificing visibility to the outside. Panovista has to be combined with a mandatory wind sensor. It is an ideal solution for both new construction and renovation, or for private residences and projects. Clever design When developing this Panovista, close attention was paid to the aesthetic aspects and to rapid integration.


The cassette and edge guides can be concealed aesthetically in the façade, and even the lower slat disappears into the cassette when the screen is completely rolled up. The system is supplied with fiberglass fabrics with an extremely high coefficient of sun protection. Profiles and fabrics are available in various colors. Sun protection for vast windows up to 6m at each side Panovista Max now allows to provide the solar shading necessary for even larger corner windows, up to 6m at each side and 3,4m high. New as well is the zip that connects both sides of fabric at the corner when letting the screen down. That’s how Panovista Max reaches the highest degree of wind resistance ‘3’ available: DIN-EN 1356. We look forward to meet you at Architex 2016 - booth Hall A, stand A24


Interior designers, architects and specifiers heading to the January Furniture Show 2017 (JFS) can expect an even bigger and better event with extended show space and more exhibitors. The four-day show, which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), gives architects, designers and specifiers the first chance to see up and coming trends in furniture and furnishings. With over 300 exhibitors already signed up, there will be everything from fabrics, soft furnishings, upholstery, flooring, cabinets and giftware across the five full halls on show. Some of the UK’s major industry names exhibiting their designs, products and innovations for those interested in sourcing furniture and furnishings for the contract and interior design markets,

include: Parker Knoll, Duresta, Collins & Hayes, Libra, Nathan, Celebrity, Kesterport, Cintinque, Lebus, Ercol, Whitemeadow, Willis & Gambier, Gallery Direct, Alstons, Furmanac, Dar Lighting, Michael Tyler, Pacific Lifestyle, Rauch, Tom Schneider and Tetrad. Laraine Janes of the January Furniture Show said: “Designers attending the show will find plenty of inspiration from the many beautiful stands, product designs and concepts. We are excited that the calibre of companies exhibiting is very high for 2017, so it is the perfect show at the perfect time of year to see what trends lie ahead.”


Here’s a taster of who you can expect to see at this year’s show. Collins & Hayes was proud to be a runner up and highly commended for its Brooke sofa range in the Furniture Awards 2016 Upper Level category at last year’s show. For 2017 it will be introducing brand new, innovative designs with huge emphasis on comfort and a natural fibre fabric collection.

A collaboration between Whitemeadow and Content by Terrence Conran will be launched at the show. The new Plus Collection harnesses the design and fabric flair of the Conran team with the commerciality of the Whitemeadow organisation.

tropical world with vibrant colours and globally-inspired style; Henley taps into the coastal theme with sandy, driftwood tones and classic whites; and Elgin Estate channels the outdoors through colour aiming to create a log-cabin hideaway look.

Four new models will be unveiled at the show which are designed to complement the cabinet ranges from Conran. The heritage of the brand will be clear for all to see.

Visitors to the Dar Lighting stand will, once again, see some of the company’s broad spectrum of designs from traditional chandeliers and large statement pieces to a full range of table and floor lamps, wall lights, exterior lights, decorative lighting, easy-fit pendants and lampshades.

Kesterport will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a return to the January Furniture Show. Established as respected suppliers to leading retailers, interior designers and contract specifiers both at home and internationally, it will be previewing a selection of new ranges with the emphasis on style and value. As one of the largest business to business suppliers of furniture, lighting and giftware, Pacific Lifestyle, will be showcasing its five current trends: Berlin, Harmonie, Urban Jungle, Henley and Elgin Estate. Berlin focuses on the reclaimed, distressed look; Harmonie features chalky pastels offering a calming soft appearance; Urban Jungle celebrates the

British furniture company Ercol, has been designing quality furniture for 95 years, and for 2017 will bring products that are synonymous with quality, timeless, pared down design and excellent functionality.

Lovelane continually design and source wall dĂŠcor and home accessories to suit a variety of rooms and moods. They will be showing their newest trends for 2017 including clocks and canvases, wall art and mirrors.

As the Parker Knoll brand continues to grow, it remains committed to designing and developing collections in line with the changing market place and latest consumer trends – while providing the ultimate in comfort.

Established in 1908, Cintique uses top quality materials and the highest levels of craftsmanship in all its UK manufactured products. It is launching an exciting new collection as well as new models and fabrics on existing ranges.

At the 2017 January Furniture Show, it will be launching a brand new collection, honing in on its commitment to continuous innovation, and market leading design.

Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2017 and secure their free badge by visiting

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2017 will see a new world of limitless possibilities from dp-lamination January 2017 will see Decorative Panels Lamination start to bear the fruits of a significant new investment with the launch of their new dp-limitless range. To get an insight into how this investment will benefit the market the team responsible for this initiative were asked to comment. Managing Director Michael Sawyer recently announced the arrival of a new state of the art laminator- the seventh to be installed at Decorative Panels impressive 140,000ft manufacturing facility based in Elland, West Yorkshire. The new investment will enable dplamination to significantly increase the number of board materials and designs offered into not only the furniture industry but importantly the architect and specifier markets. Michael said “…this is a natural progression for us, in that alongside our current portfolio of dp-decor and dpspecialist products, we can now offer a whole different package of materials. The laminator uses different technology to our other Thermo-rolling lines and enables us to laminate a much wider range of products in much smaller quantities –

significantly increasing our offer into the market place.” An incredible amount of research has gone into this and Phil Dalton, Operations Director explains the timeline and the difficulties that have been overcome “…this project has been on the boil for probably about a year now, but we wanted to source the best equipment available. The Laminator itself is of prime importance but we also had to ensure the factory space, racking and handling equipment were right.

range will comprise the following: an extension to our Senoplast Acrylic offer – bringing the number of designs available to 42. This will also include the addition of an incredible 2mm thick gloss Senoplast Acrylic. Other products available will be High Pressure Laminates from both ABET and Egger, Faux Leather products, Real Stone veneers, Technical surfaces, Real Wood Veneers, metal and of course anything else that we are able to source to fulfil specific needs”.

New Racking systems are being installed as we speak and we have taken delivery of three new Combilift CB forklifts to cater for narrow aisle storage allowing the most efficient use of space. The Laminator itself is being installed during Autumn and this will mean that we can start to sample and test products up to Christmas, with a full launch of the dp-limitless brand in January 2017”.

The laminator will utilise a high bond strength PUR glue line which will ensure a superb overall finish on sheet sizes up to 3660 x 1430mm, (although 2440mm x 1220mm and 3050mm x 1220mm will make up the majority of the offer).

Design Director, Julian Tatham has spent much of the last year investigating new products and supply partners to enable Decorative Panels to offer an unrivalled, diverse portfolio of materials. Julian commented “…obviously we wanted to offer as much as we possibly could and starting in January, the dp- limitless stock

Stephen Cadwell, Sales Director added, “…this is a really exciting time for us and in essence means we should be able to offer more or less any existing bondable sheet material into our current customer base and network of Distribution partners. Products will be available from stock under the new banner of dp-limitless and we will be flexible enough to be able to offer in anything from single sheets up to full loads. This will in turn allow customers to both sample and offer individual, bespoke small runs without any commitment. The fact that it will enable us to offer new products into areas that we have not previously been able to target is tremendously significant. We are also working on a comprehensive sample package that we are currently putting together and will be available at launch in January”. For further information please contact our sales team on T: 01484 658341 E:








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Having lived in their Edwardian terraced house for over 20 years, John Fynaut, a civil servant and Doodie, his wife who is a nurse, decided the time was right to expand their home in Muswell Hill.


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conversions and so the precedent was there for the Fynauts who concluded that, in order to get the space they needed, the only way was up. The property is built on a slope with the front higher than the back and various rooms in the house are on different levels - the loft was no exception and so the conversion had to be built as a split level space. The Fynauts knew exactly what they wanted in the room - a sleeping area, a study/ relaxation area, storage and a toilet and shower. In order to get some ideas of how their conversion would work and who best could do it John asked several neighbours if he could look at the space they had created in their loft conversion.


he couple have three grown up children and although the property had four bedrooms, the smallest room was about 8 ft. x 8ft and was simply too small. John said: “Our 19 year old son Kieran was sick of trying to sleep, relax and study in this tiny room and as our two daughters were still living

“It was useful to see what other people had built as it helped us decide what we did and didn’t want,” he said.

at home there was no other way to give him more space without expanding.” The property is situated in a conservation area and expansion to the rear would have been a major modification; it was unlikely that planning permission would have been granted for something this substantial. Many other neighbouring properties already had loft

“For example, one property had a bulk head going into an existing bedroom which we didn’t like and another had the new staircase built separately from the existing one which we didn’t want.”


John met with several potential builders including small local businesses and national loft conversion specialist Econoloft. “Some smaller builders were uncomfortable when I asked about subcontractor tax and VAT; and other quotes were simply too costly. It was immediately apparent that the Econoloft representative had relevant experience and could explain the technical aspects of the work, rather than just acting as a salesman. “As our house is in quite a desirable area of London, local builders also seemed inclined to hike up the price just because of our postcode, but Econoloft came in with a competitive and fair price. We also checked the website, which reassured us that Econoloft was an established business. It was their expertise earned over 40 years, their business transparency and a good price that convinced me to go with Econoloft.” The family were also keen that the internal and external work would blend seamlessly with their period home. Econoloft made sure the roof tiles matched the existing ones and that the dormer windows were in line with the roofline.

Internally, the new staircase and bannisters perfectly complement the existing stairs, following the same line from top to bottom. The split level nature of the building meant that Econoloft had to carefully plan the various areas of the conversion to ensure that it incorporated everything the family wanted and the main issue turned out to be around head clearance in the shower. John said: “We also wanted to manage without a Saniflow system. We were able to resolve the waste outlet issue because the split level provided the required slope to enable bathroom water/ waste to egress without the need for a pump. “The plan had the ensuite at the back of the loft area where the dormer was, and in the lower part of the room because the waste could only go out of the back of the property. This is where we realised why a specialist is so important because initially Econoloft was concerned about the lack of head space in the shower

cubicle and so they had to redesign things and make a few changes. However, it was clear that the plumbers and joiners were not at all fazed and took it in their stride, and were able to offer solutions. So we had confidence that they would not let us down. “In many ways the structure of the house dictated where things could go and so the design was quite flexible and Econoloft changed things as the build developed. There was a clear plan of action, so that when the plumber had done one thing, the joiner would be working alongside him doing his thing. “We needed planning permission because of our conservation area status but Econoloft not only helped deal with the requirements of the planners but were easily able to source things like newels for bannisters and our sash windows for the dormer.” The completed space is comprised of a sleeping area big enough for a double bed and features Velux window in the top of the room and then a short staircase leads into a study come sitting room area


where natural light floods in through two sash windows which are in keeping with the character of the rest of the house. There is also an ensuite shower room and a nifty storage area with clothes rails and shelves. The conversion came in at £36,000 inclusive of VAT but fixtures, fittings and furniture brought the project in at around £40,000. Adding value to the property was not the main reason for the work, which John says has, at the very least, paid for itself in terms of adding value to his property and has brought it in line with his neighbours. “As most of our neighbours have loft conversions, we know that our house is now of a comparable value to the rest of the street,” he said. “However, our main concern was giving Kieran his own space that he can enjoy for many years to come. He is particularly pleased as he has moved from having one of the worst rooms in the house to having one of the best - and having had the short straw for so long; he thoroughly deserves this lovely space.”

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Stand out from the crowd with interior doors from Vicaima With house builders and interior design specialists looking to find products that will set them apart in an ever crowded marketplace and home owners becoming much more demanding and discerning in their choice of living space, its little wonder that the innovative and designer led inspiration offered by Vicaima door products is more sought after than ever before . With the launch of the new 2016/17 Interior Door Selector, Vicaima offer even more to meets the needs of today’s housing. To download your copy of the new 2016/17 Interior Door Selector, visit and select brochures, alternatively call 01793 532333 to request a printed copy or for further information.


Bromleighs offer an extensive range of switches and electrical accessories to suit both period and contemporary interiors. Their Forged and Profile Collections are hand-made at their workshop in Cornwall, using inserts manufactured here in the UK.

The Hardwood, Bakelite and Period Switch collections are made with British Oak which is hand-stained and waxed. Recent installations include a Chateau in France and the extensive refurbishment of an Irish Castle. Bromleighs also offer a wide range of interior and exterior lighting and architectural hardware.

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National Horse Racing Museum With nearly 150 years’ experience in the decorative aggregate sector, Long Rake Spar are suppliers of the widest range of decorative aggregates in the UK and are market leaders in the supply of dried aggregates for use within resin bound and bonded systems. They work jointly with the UK’s main resin manufacturers and have a developed strong and long standing relationship with Addagrip who regularly utilise Long Rake Spar aggregates within their resin bound and bonded surfacing.

would provide a hard wearing, seamless, decorative finish that could be power washed to maintain its appearance and porosity. A further area of Terrabase Rustic was also installed at the entrance to the newly constructed Olympic size horse manege. The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art was holding an opening day at Palace House on 19th September to launch the opening of the first phase of the Centre including the Rothschild Yard.

The transformation has been the result of over 10 years of fundraising and construction and has been possible with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Forest Heath District Council, Suffolk County Council, the Racing Industry as well as many private trusts, foundations and individuals. Many of Her Majesty The Queen’s horses are trained and stabled at the centre and she will be officially opening it on the 3rd November.

The prestigious National Horse Racing Museum in Suffolk has recently benefited from the installation of Addagrip’s Terrabase Rustic resin bound surfacing which features beautiful natural aggregates from Long Rake Spar. Addagrip approved contractor ClearPave Surfacing Ltd were invited to install 580m2 of the Terrabase Rustic in a 6-10mm Rustic Gold aggregate at the Rothschild Yard and on the link footways from the car park. The client was looking to replace the existing hoggin pathways with a more robust surfacing that would suit the equine environment and provide an aesthetically pleasing finish. Clearpave suggested the porous resin bound Terrabase Rustic which utilises Long Rake Spar quality aggregates to perfectly match the clients needs. The Terrabase Rustic could be installed using the existing hoggin as a base and 68

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he new swimming pool and the studio are built in the back of the courtyard of an existing house. The studio is a pure volume that flies over the pool, facing the existing house. The pool is proposed as a sheet of water at the same level as the terrace. The swimming pool is finished with the same stone as the terrace, detailing the lights

and pipe-ends so that they are invisible. The studio is a white frame that flies above the pool and holds a reading area and a toilet. The access is proposed by a porch that leads to a wood wall with two build-in doors. A table is emerging from the structure, without touching the floor.


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Despite eco-design gaining popularity in the home and garden space, it is not always associated with providing a sleek and sophisticated look. However, Trex Company, the world’s No 1 decking brand, has come to the rescue as it offers an innovative, stylish and eco-friendly way to transform a house into a home and make any garden project come to life. The high-performance wood alternative, composite decking is comprised of more than 95 percent recycled materials, whilst providing the look and feel of real wood, without the environmental impact – making it the optimal material for creating an enviable al fresco living space. Requiring minimal maintenance, Trex resists

fading, scratching and mold growth so, unlike wooden decking, it won’t rot, warp, crack, split or splinter. Trex never needs sanding, oiling or staining – and spills and debris are easily washed away with soap and water. With each board protected on three sides for superior defence against severe weather and heavy foot traffic, Trex decking will retain its good looks even after years of wet British winters. With a variety of different looks to choose from, Trex Transcend comes in a range of shades and is available locally through Arbordeck stores Visit for more information.


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wo striking Kendrick-style family homes are among the latest to become available for sale at Whetstone-based housing developer Westleigh’s Belgrave Riverside development in Leicester. The Kendrick has been designed with modern family living in mind, providing a fantastic option for growing families looking to make their next move. The house is spread over three storeys, with a spacious living room on the bottom floor complemented by a kitchen-diner. French doors in the living room open out into the garden, providing the perfect social setting in the summer months. The en-suite master bedroom is located on the first floor, alongside a sizable second bedroom. The top floor comprises of two further generously proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom with stylish fittings.

Both properties are available through the government backed Help to Buy scheme, which is ideal for those who want to buy but can only afford a small deposit. It is available to buyers with a 5% deposit looking to buy a home up the value of £600,000, with the Government also lending up to 20% of the house value through an equity loan. The Kendrick is on the market at £245,950 but at the 80% Help to Buy price, it is available for just £196,760. Robert Orr, Sales and Marketing Manager at Westleigh, commented, “These two properties offer everything a modern family is looking for – large living areas to gather and socialise, and ample personal space for each member of the family to relax and unwind. All of this is combined with a stylish layout and contemporary feel.


“I would encourage any family in the Leicester area looking for a new home to come and speak to one of our advisers at our marketing suite from 10am to 5pm any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.” Located a short distance from Leicester’s famous Golden Mile, Belgrave Riverside is less than two miles from the city centre and is in close proximity to primary schools, a secondary school and Leicester College’s Abbey Park campus, making it an ideal location for growing families with children of all ages. To keep up to date with the latest developments and availability from Westleigh visit the website at you can also follow Westleigh on Twitter @WestleighHomes or search Westleigh on Facebook.

International lighting design practice launches bespoke luminaire division Lighting design consultancy Nulty has launched a bespoke luminaire design and manufacturing company – aptly named Nulty Bespoke – in response to a growing need for customised lighting pieces. As lighting scheme designers for establishments such as the Royal Albert Hall, Harrods and News Corp HQ, Nulty often requires handcrafted alternatives to off-the-shelf fittings, in order to achieve a delicacy of detail and seamlessness between light and space. With Nulty Bespoke, the practice now has an official in-house division dedicated to such luminaires. In addition to catering to Nulty's own needs for impeccable quality and beauty, Nulty Bespoke is an effective solution for architects, interior designers and other lighting design practices who are increasingly demanding their own tailor-made fixtures. By employing worldclass designers, sourcing the highest-

quality materials and working with specialist manufacturers from around the world, the Nulty Bespoke team is able to produce truly magnificent pieces. Managing Director Trevor Morgan has 30 years’ experience in the lighting industry, where he’s worked at all stages of lighting and product design – from initial design conception and manufacture to installation and commissioning. “By scratching our own itch, we’re also able to provide our colleagues in the industry with the handcrafted and unique lighting fixtures they desire,” he says. Company founder Paul Nulty says, “Our experience in all aspects of the design, manufacturing and installation process mean we can create exquisite products on time and on budget – all while retaining continuous quality control.” The launch of Nulty Bespoke follows a busy and


successful year for Nulty, and coincides with the practice’s fifth birthday. Since opening in 2011, the team has grown to become one of the UK’s largest lighting design practices, delivering high-end projects across the retail, hospitality, commercial and residential sectors within the UK and internationally. In 2015, they rebranded in recognition of the strength and expertise of the team – many of whom have worked on some of the largest lighting projects in the UK, as well as in Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Russia. In early 2016, Nulty opened an office in Dubai to deliver its innovative lighting concepts within a market that continues to be progressive in its architectural and interior design aspirations.

Are you building, extending or altering a house? Established in 1985 by Glenn Moore, G.M. Moore & Associates are a highly successful design and planning consultancy. Operating in and around the South East of England, across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire, G.M. Moore & Associates caters for a wide client base. Originating from Australia, Glenn is an experienced and qualified Project Manager and it was his passion for architecture and design that encouraged him to launch what is now a flourishing and established organisation. He prides himself on his past experience, and in his 35 years in the design and planning industry, Glenn has worked alongside various clients to build up a prestigious and extensive portfolio and client list. The company is the recipient of seven Sussex Heritage Awards Offering a range of design, planning and technical services, G.M. Moore & Associates have experience in the designing and planning of: •

Listed Buildings

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Whilst they predominantly work in the residential sector, G.M. Moore & Associates do also undertake commercial property projects.

Aside from its designing services, G.M Moore also provides its clients with a wide spectrum of alternative packages and services, enabling you to enjoy a complete and stress-free experience. With a number of years in the industry G.M. Moore & Associates have generated relationships with local authorities and government bodies and thus they can assist you with your planning applications and planning application re-submissions by liaising with planning departments on your behalf. Keen to provide its clients with exceptional value for money and a property to be proud of, G.M. Moore & Associates uses traditional materials and techniques in a contemporary, innovative and unique way. Through implementing environmentally friendly solutions and specifications into its properties, G.M Moore demonstrates its commitment to creating homes for the future. G.M. Moore & Associates pride themselves on providing an eco-sustainable service, ensuring that all products and services offered consider all the necessary guidelines and policies outlined by the government. G.M. Moore & Associates understands that in order to work effectively and in line with each client’s needs and demands, it is imperative that rapport and a good working relationship are built beforehand. Thus following your initial enquiry, G.M. Moore & Associates will offer each client a FREE 1 hour consultation session, where 76

both the consultant and client will have the opportunity to meet one another to discuss potential plans and expectations. Providing you are happy, your G.M. Moore & Associates consultant will then contact you with a detailed estimate, with a fixed and realistic price. In not charging a percentage estimate of your build costs, G.M. Moore & Associates promises that the price you are originally quoted is the price you can expect to pay. Believing that the services it has to offer are second to none, G.M. Moore & Associates also strives to deliver unrivalled customer service. With a growing list of credentials and membership with accredited bodies such as The Association of Project Management, The Institute of Historic Building Conservation and The Town and Country Planning Association, Glenn can offer his clients knowledgeable, informed and professional advice on their properties. If you are seeking advice or would like to enlist the services of G.M. Moore & Associates, then get in touch today. Telephone: 01323 888013 Website:


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Uni-dam Rainwater Management System – protecting businesses and buildings against water ingress

Torrential rainfall is becoming an everincreasing problem for businesses throughout the UK. Building damage, production disruption and stock damage are all serious and common issues faced by businesses as their gutter systems and outlets cannot cope with heavy bursts of rainfall. Ampteam have a solution in the form of their Uni-dam Rainwater Management System – the easy, effective system that prevents water ingress into buildings. A wetter UK According to the Met Office, four out of the five wettest years in the UK since records began have occurred since the Millennium. Not only that, but they also recorded an increase in the frequency of days of extreme rainfall in the UK since 1960 (source - Met Office). These unpredictable, intense days of heavy rainfall cause major issues to businesses and their buildings in the form of water ingress and overflowing, particularly if they use inboard gutters such as parapet or valley gutters. Buildings with metal profiles roofs are generally most affected e.g. industrial, commercial or retail, as the metal sheets are non-retentive in terms of water

absorption and have little friction or resistance to help slow the flow of rain water. In previous years when buildings had fibre or asbestos cement roofs water ingress was not as common as these materials provided much better water absorption properties which helped to slow the water flow more effectively, thus allowing gutters and outlets time to discharge any excess water. Introducing Uni-dam - the effective solution for water ingress Uni-dam is a rainwater management system which was introduced to help with water retention levels, frictional resistance, and interruptions to the flow of water within roofing areas. The system comprises of a series of blades which run horizontally across an entire roof, helping to create a series of ‘mini-dams’ that disrupt the water flow and control the rate at which the water runs off into the gutter or outlet. Manufactured from either 0.7mm coated and galvanised steel or 0.9mm mill finish aluminium (whichever is more sympathetic to the original roof), the Unidam assembly is fixed to the rib or upper corrugation of the roof sheet, leaving a continuous gap between the bottom of the blade and the roof sheet. This gap 78

allows water to discharge in a controlled manner into gutters and outlets therefore preventing any overflow into buildings. Uni-dam installed at Renault car showroom Located in Watford, the Renault showroom was constantly enduring water ingress due to gutters with a poor outlet capacity. Ampteam were contacted and a design was created based on simple information such as location, roof length, slope length and roof pitch. Following installation of the Uni-dam system, the showroom has enjoyed a much more effective rain water flow with levels of water ingress now non-existent. In fact, a short time after installation there was heavy snow fall in the area. This was successfully dealt with by the Uni-dam due to the system’s snow loading capacity, and also when the snow thawed and turned into water it was able to effectively run into the gutter in a slow and controlled manner, giving the gutter time to discharge the excess water. For further information on the Uni-dam Rainwater Management System please call Ampteam on 01384 252777 or visit the company website

Our unique dam system makes light work of heavy storms Torrential rains have become an increasing problem for businesses with storm water overwhelming guttering systems, disrupting production and damaging stock. Unidam is a unique computer-designed solution that completely eliminates this costly problem. To find out how our innovative rainwater management system will work for you, call 01384 252777 now or email for free professional advice.

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STARRING ROLE FOR SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS Sika Liquid Plastics has been given a lead role in a roofing project at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff. Steve Cookson, technical services manager at Sika Liquid Plastics, said: “The existing membrane used to waterproof the gutters had been sealed using bracing pieces that had created dams along the gutter line, causing ponding of standing water up to 30mm deep. This not only made the membrane vulnerable to failure but also increased the weight loading on the roof. Dave Alden from Central Roofing added: “We have been using Sika Liquid Plastics for around 20 years and, as an approved contractor, we benefit greatly from the company’s input during specification and technical inspections during the programme, so we can jointly ensure that the roof remains watertight…whatever the Welsh weather throws at it!”

If timber work goes wrong, TDCA can help. Aliva UK has some front at Brighton Marina Do you think your contractor has underperformed? Do you need independent help to support your case? If you have a problem with timber decking or timber cladding, you can call on the help of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association. We’ll carry out a thorough investigation and produce a report to support the findings. It can help you sort out an issue quickly and prevent a protracted and costly dispute over who is responsible.

At TDCA we provide information and advice to help ensure all timber decking and timber cladding is built properly and is fit for purpose.

Aliva UK’s £1m+ contract to provide stunning finishes for the first phase of a major development at Europe’s largest marina is complete - with a trio of products helping to change the skyline. Aliva Sales Manager Darren Gormer, who has led the coastal project, said: “This was a highly complex design due to the location of the project, and very high wind loads not just at the top of the building but also the tunnelling nature of the winds between the two buildings.

The TDCA operates DeckMark and CladMark quality accreditation schemes to give you added reassurance about the materials and services you are purchasing.

Passionate About Polycarbonate

Birchwood Trading is on a mission to spread their love for polycarbonate. As a tried and trusted roofing material polycarbonate has some clear advantages over glass and can be used in a variety of applications beyond conservatory roofs, including canopies, industrial and commercial roof repairs, carports and lean-to roofs.

time and money. Whilst multiwall polycarbonate is easy to cut yourself, you can benefit from getting the specific dimensions that they need without the possible contamination issues of cutting on site. A full range of rafter and structural glazing bar systems and fixing accessories suitable for both polycarbonate and glass is also available.

Multiwall polycarbonate has high-impact strength, superior insulation properties and good light transmission. Its light weight makes it easier to transport and install. Use solid polycarbonate for unbreakable strength and a glass like appearance. Both are available in a variety of thicknesses and tints. It’s important to choose the right type of polycarbonate for your application and with their wealth of experience in this field you can rest assured that quality advice is only a phone call or email away. Take advantage of their free of charge cut-to-size and delivery service. Customers have commented that this cuts their waste to a minimum and makes handling and transporting their sheets much easier, saving them both

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Safety & Security

SECURITY IS A SAFE BET WITH SECURIKEY’S EXTENDED EURO VAULT RANGE Leading physical security supplier, Securikey, is dedicated to supplying products that meet the very highest criteria and is proud to announce that its range of Euro Vault safes now offers even more value and quality with updated features and two new models. Suitable for floor or wall fixing and now extended to five models, the Euro Vault range of safes are manufactured from solid steel with a 4mm thick door and 25mm hardened steel locking bolts, offering an overnight cash cover of £1500 (£15,000 in valuables). To celebrate the launch of the new models, Securikey is offering a substantial 50% discount on the purchase of five safes from the new and improved Euro Vault range, plus entry into its promotional draw to win an Apple TV ! For more information on the Euro Vault range or to place an order, please contact Securikey on 01252 311888, email or go to


Fire glass specification made easier with latest Pyroguard Technical Document

Bull Products continues to expand its marketleading Cygnus wireless fire alarm system designed for use on construction sites.

Leading fire resistant glass manufacturer Pyroguard has announced the release of a new version of its Technical Document, which includes test evidence for aluminium framing systems for the first time.

The new CYHF control panel is fully certified to EN54 Parts 2 and 4. As a conventional panel, this can be linked into the Cygnus fire alarm system using the Cygnus IOU device. Each unit in the system can provide the panel with information at regular intervals. This explicit information confirms the unit is still present and what the battery status of each device is. Bull Products offers a full one-year guarantee on all Cygnus devices and provides a very high level of technical, on-site and after-sales service support in addition to its standard maintenance contracts. Further information on the Cygnus wireless alarm system is available from Bull Products on 01432 371170 by emailing info@bullproducts. or by visiting the company’s website at

Clarke Instruments Ltd Clarke Instruments Ltd for control of access: manufacturers of turnstiles, vehicle barriers, gate automation, electric strikes, solenoid bolts and gate locks: repair and refurbishment services: installers of access control systems. Our aim is to provide our customers with innovative, practical solutions to the control of access without compromising on quality, reliability or durability. Our premium quality products are all based on the original design concepts of the company founder, the late Dr Walter Clarke, and are proven to last. They are built by craftsmen at our factory in Salisbury to the highest quality standards (ISO9001) Protecting your assets! 01722 323451


“Fire resistant glazing is a system, not a product. Selecting the fire glass is only one element of the equation - it must be glazed in accordance with test evidence into the correct profile system.” comments Steve Goodburn, Sales Director at Pyroguard. “To ensure people and property are protected in case of a fire, our technical document ensures that the fire resistant glazing solution is right for the requirements of each specific project.” For the latest news on Pyroguard and our fire glass solutions, follow us @Pyroguard or on LinkedIn and visit To speak to our specification team about your individual needs, call 01942 710 721

Don’t set your watch… watch it set! Introducing the new smart mortar adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie - the first chemical mortar to change colour as it cures.

Jon continues “Both mortars cure in as little as 20 minutes, and being styrene free, they doesn’t give off any nasty odour.

There’s no need to guess when to start loading studs in masonry or concrete, because our latest fast curing range of mortar resins change colour (from blue to grey) as they set. So you’ll know at a glance.

What’s more each cartridge comes with 2 mixing nozzles another breath of fresh air!”

Simpson Strong-Tie Sales Director Jon Head says “We’re pleased to announce our innovative range of mortar resins, which offer some great features to make the job simpler for builders.

A full range of tools and accessories is also available - including threaded rods, pumps, brushes and applicator guns. For more information visit


Our general purpose Poly-GP is ideal for solid or hollow block masonry, and our AT-HP high performance resin is approved for use in threaded rod and rebar concrete.”

If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.

Whatever you’re building, renovating or improving, our latest catalogue has the connector to do the job. Connect with us: 01827 255600 and

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