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04 - 08 F House - Pitsou Kedem Architects Since the dawn of history, ‘public’ architecture – the architecture constructed by institutions of church and state, served as a tool in shaping the consciousness of the masses. 14-15 MU77 The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients. 18-19 32-36

Wimbeldon Park We had an interesting opportunity with this project to take the staircase out of the house altogether, thus freeing up space internally, and to construct a new stair tower on the side of the building. Living Oak With three growing teenage boys and the desire to stay in the leafy suburb of Cobham, Surrey, Gavin and Nicky Rochussen, were determined to create a home which accommodated the family’s requirements for more space without the need to move.


Eco Build Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble are to headline Ecobuild 2017, bringing their award winning Granby Workshop project to the show as part of an immersive new experience.


Hemmingford House In the vast rural fields south of Montreal, a new residence takes root. Like a fieldstone unveiled amongst the furrows of a ploughed field, a stratified monolith of slate emerges from the earth.

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58 Anna One of the first things I realised when I embarked on a career as an interior designer is that people’s homes are as unique to them as their fingerprints.

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Hill Road His exquisite and imaginative and project in Essex was expertly designed and overseen by our friends at Clear Architects.

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Surface Design Show From 7-9 February, Stone Gallery will be hosted within the Surface Design Show 2017 at the Business Design Centre in London.


POB Architects Set on an unassuming narrow plot within the Metropolitan Green Belt south of London, The Wrap House is a modern 200m2, 2-storey family home overlooking the open fields of Biggin Hill Airport.


115 Highbury Hill BLEE HALLIGAN ARCHITECTS have added a new kitchen and dining room to a four storey victorian terrace house in Highbury, creating a bright new living space for the owner and their large family.

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F House Since the dawn of history, ‘public’ architecture – the architecture constructed by institutions of church and state, served as a tool in shaping the consciousness of the masses. Its massive dimensions, layout of spaces, and choice of materials, were all done with the objective of creating in the viewer and visitor a sense of moving between dimensions – from the day-to-day, the simple and the often inferior – to a place that is sublime, inspiring and of awesome majesty – homes to those among the people raised to privilege– the representatives of God on earth.The Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, influenced by the Nile which flows in linear manner, designed their temples as a voluminous physical experience.


En route, temple visitors move over long stretches that become more convoluted and ever deeper, passing through spaces where each exposes a clue to the next, and where each transition appears to take you closer to the exalted and the shocking, which only the favored will get to see. Western modern architecture sought to break free of its propaganda-based foundations and serve as a reflection of the values of a society, its culture, and its technological capabilities. It is intended to serve the public and the objectives of a nation’s government – no longer in the form of holy places, but as functional public buildings that are welcoming and democratic in nature.

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Accordingly, the importance of changing the mind-set of the visitor has been almost entirely absent from the design discourse in recent centuries.

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at its center from the first moment they stand in front of the facade facing the street — an opaque monolithic slab, covered in dark stone.

When it comes to ‘grassroots architecture’ – namely, the architecture used in planning private residences – the experience of a change in consciousness upon entering a house is hardly ever thought of nowadays in the design process, having lost its importance quite some time ago. The living spaces and the living room are thus made as one piece, separated from the street by nothing more than a door, both physically and metaphorically. The house under discussion here is about this experience. It is this dynamic that is generated in its design, explaining it to the visitor simply by placing him or her


The impermeability of the wall is softened by an avenue of young trees directing the visitor along the length of the paved footpath, directly into an inner courtyard surrounded by a

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semi-opaque stretch of wood, the first in a series of internal courtyards that form a key principle in the design of the house. Walking along the path, as indeed the entry into the enclosed grounds, is part of the process of separating from the outside world and contemplating the present moment more deeply. Full attention can now be given to the structure, captured in its spaces like a prisoner – as we stand in front of a large, transparent curtain wall on which we can observe what is going on in the house in absolute transparency, something reserved for visitors invited because they appreciate such loveliness.


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Although the facade facing the street is designed as an opaque mass and seems to hold an enigmatic secret, as soon as one crosses the line of the wooden ‘arbours’, the spaces of the house are suddenly visible in all their simplicity. The process of stepping into opaqueness

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and then catching sight of the private interior as it emerges from the sealed, the hidden, and the monolithic, into an open and light-filled space, would almost seem to confirm that you have entered the place now exposed – the private parts of the house. Here the geometry is simple

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the other outside spaces, seemingly bring together all the visitor’s experiences into a focused and penetrating experience, one that clearly spells out the boundaries of what is permitted and possible, and defines the house as a private and intimate experience.

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MU77 Receives 2016 AIA | LA Design Award Arshia Architects, LTD The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients. Selected by a jury of distinguished architects based across the United States and conversant in the field’s potential at national and international levels, the AIA|LA Design Awards honor design excellence in some of the most significant completed projects in the country at this time. Arshia Architects was selected for its MU77 project in Los Angeles. Located on Mulholland Drive, this singlefamily residence scheme was molded by the strict regulations of the Mulholland Scenic corridor plan along with extreme site constraints. The residence is integrated into the surrounding landscape with a geometric appearance mimicking the terrain and sudden deviations of rock formations within the natural landscape.

Sunken 18 feet below street level to ensure clear views from the street atop the building, fitting the project within the two story envelop became the main limitation.


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We had an interesting opportunity with this project to take the staircase out of the house altogether, thus freeing up space internally, and to construct a new stair tower on the side of the building. We chose to do the new staircase in steel and glass with fully glazed walls to both sides of the tower. The new tower is therefore a lightweight structure and allows natural light to pass right through the extension ... and at the same time affording dynamic vistas to the north and south as one walks up and down the staircase.

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Based in the beautiful market town of St Albans, Hertfordshire, we have a small but well stocked Showroom with multiple displays of enclosures, trays, baths and steam cabins. In order, not to be disappointed please book in advance of your visit making sure we have the product you require on display.

The world’s leading trade fair The Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Airconditioning Technology, Renewable Energies The ISH provides the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies. See the unique range of products and services for yourself at the next ISH in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 18 March 2017! Hall 3 Stand C30

Supported by vast stocks at our warehouse in Birmingham and serviced by experienced staff ready to support your needs. All our products are maintained by our qualified service engineers and supported by parts readily available from stock. Our products are: Available nationwide through our merchant partners and retailers. Please use our store locator link on our website to find your nearest dealer or call us directly for more information on: 01727 229 922 26



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The new ready-to-fit wedi Fundo Top is an ultra-thin, aesthecally pleasing solid surface coang to complement the wedi Fundo walk-in-shower trays. It represents a high-quality alternave to tradional les; made from a thin and robust mineral material in one piece without joints, it is the ideal soluon for those who are aer an easy, simple and quick installaon without compromising the quality or waterghtness of the finish. Secure, 100% waterproof installaon Lightweight, easy and clean to cut High quality, anbacterial material Non-slip surface Sleek design, no joints Wheelchair accessible wedi Systems (UK) Ltd · Unit 4 Mercury Park · Mercury Way · Trafford Park · M41 7LY · Tel: 0161 864 2336 · Fax: 0161 864 1323 ·

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NANO 6.7 New Waste & Trap Solution from Macdee Wirquin Leading sanitary equipment specialist, Macdee Wirquin has unveiled NANO 6.7, a brand new and revolutionary basin waste solution packed with technological innovations. An intuitive product that combines space gain, quick assembly and cleaning from the top in order to exceed the expectations of the installer and end user. Nano 6.7 is a patented and registered design that comes with a five-year manufacturers guarantee.

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 complete range is made up of four models compatible with all basin configurations including a Quick-Clac with and without overflow, a free flow and a 100mm waste version for countertop basins sitting on furniture. The Macdee brand is part of Wirquin, a leading European sanitary equipment specialist providing installers with a wide range of innovatively designed products that can be viewed at 14/8/15 12:35 01629 815500

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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. 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 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:



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Cottages’ prestigious award A restoration project featuring Earthborn paints has won two categories in the prestigious 2016 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards. Two miners’ cottages in Pensford, Somerset, were restored by architects and developers Design Storey to create dwellings fit for 21st Century living. The judges selected the cottages for Best Renovation, while Telegraph readers awarded them the coveted Readers’ Choice. Lydia Robinson, Director of Design Storey, said: “To protect the traditional materials and to maintain their breathability we specified Earthborn paints:

Ecopro Matt Emulsion on lime plastered areas and Claypaint on the timber panelling. Their flat matt finish sits comfortably against the lime plaster. Ecopro Emulsion is a high performance, environmentally sound alternative to conventional emulsions. Claypaint maximises the natural properties of clay, producing a high performance, highly breathable paint. Both paints are EU Ecolabel approved and contain no oils or acrylics, so are virtually VOC free and highly breathable. For further information:

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Products From The Tremco Illbruck Range Ensure Leak-Free Facades Designed by Stirling Prize winning architectural practice, Hodder+Partners, Cambridge Street is a development of 282 residential apartments within two towers, of 29 and 22 storeys, in a prime location in the centre of Manchester. The elevations of the buildings are complex and Astley Facades turned to tremco illbruck to provide waterproofing solutions for window and other junctions. illbruck ME501 Duo window membrane HD was bonded to each window with illbruck SP350 Fix & Seal High Tack adhesive prior to the window being installed.

Rod Glover, contract manager, Astley Facades, comments: “The products from the guys at tremco illbruck are great for getting over obstacles; you can really rely on them and they’re not only compatible but backed by quality and service. You try to mitigate problems as much as possible and that’s a good reason for selecting illbruck products - they do what it says on the tin.” For further information on tremco illbruck, please call 01942 251400 or visit

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LIVING OAK CREATE THE ULTIMATE GAMES-ROOM AT GAVIN AND NICKY ROCHUSSEN’S SIX BEDROOM RESIDENCE IN COBHAM With three growing teenage boys and the desire to stay in the leafy suburb of Cobham, Surrey, Gavin and Nicky Rochussen, were determined to create a home which accommodated the family’s requirements for more space without the need to move.

Plus, it’s easy to drive or get the train into central London.

Having always dreamed of having an oak framed extension, the pair appointed Living Oak to create a Grand Design’s style games-room in the grounds of their sixbedroom residence, aptly named Woodleigh.

“Nicky and I had always loved oak-framed living spaces, so we decided to build our own oak framed extension in our garden.

With three teenage boys aged 13, 15 and 18 at the time, we reached the point that we either needed to extend or move in order to obtain the space we needed.

Gavin, the Chief Executive of a Fund Management Company in London’s West End commented: “We bought our house in 2006 as we loved the lifestyle, quaint villages and excellent schools that Cobham had to offer. I travel abroad on a regular basis and our home is ideally located close to Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick.


This enabled us to design a bespoke extension that suited our needs and with the increasingly high costs to move home, we knew that this was the way forward.” Spanning over 1,200 sq. ft. on the ground floor and a further 250 sq. ft. on the upper floor, the versatile space incorporates a cinema room, bar, games room, photographic studio, kitchen, guest suite and bathroom.

Gavin added: “Nicky is a photographer and she was delighted to have her own studio to do her work. Our three sons can watch a film or have friends over and make loads of noise without annoying us or the neighbours. Plus, we have room for socialising and a guest room for when friends come to stay with us.� The barn style extension is accessed via a two metre hallway from the main residence. Featuring exposed wood oak beams and full height glazing down one side, which face the beautiful mature garden, the striking extension encompasses a feature arched brace which sits above the centre of the dramatic space.


Gavin added: “We chose to work with Living Oak because we were keen to support local businesses and we are so pleased with the excellent knowledge and expertise of the Living Oak team. The project took 12 months from the initial design and planning through to completion and the team fully project managed the whole process, minimising stress and upheaval on myself and my family. Our sons are getting older now and in the next few years they will all have flown the nest to go to University. We may not need this much space in the long term but we are confident that the oak frame has added value and desirability to our property.�


Living Oak sources its oak frames in France; each one hand selected by expert craftsmen for each individual project. Sustainable products and building techniques are utilised to create a home which synergises with nature. The company works with suppliers who have reforestation agreements in place; so more trees are planted than felled. Customers who have created a Living Oak home have maximised their properties potential, transferring them into sort after spaces that bring nature into their living environment, sometimes doubling the property’s value. The cost for a Living Oak framed home starts from £150 per sq. ft. The beautiful games-room extension at Woodleigh cost £249,000. For further information about Living Oak please contact them on T: 01932 590111 or visit


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Left Out In The Cold Cold, wet, windy weather – British people are used to protecting their homes against the elements. But what about the contents in the garage? That valuable garden equipment, those tools and other items stored in garages along with any vehicles also need protection. Install a specialist Garador Sectional Door and its outstanding engineering and excellent thermal insulation will add value to any property and be a big selling point in a home. Insulation is key throughout Garador’s Sectional Door range and the Premium range all offer a 42mm thick double skin steel section evenly filled with CTF-free PU foam. If the garage might be used as a workshop or exercise centre, this will offer that extra protection needed. But it is not just the integral insulation that helps protect the garage. Garador’s Sectional Garage Doors all come with flexible and weather resistant seals on all four sides of the door to ensure the wind, rain and even the snow is kept outside.

There are other big advantages too from this advanced garage door. The doors, with its superior lifting gear, rise vertically before tracking back smoothly and quickly into the top of the garage. This offers maximum drive way space as you can park right up to the garage door. The doors also offer extra width for vehicles entering the garage – ideal for wider vehicles such as 4x4s and MPVs. Garador Sectional doors are opened and closed by a new generation of ultra secure Garador GaraMatic automatic operators and they are available in a wide range of sizes, designs, colours and surface finishes in both standard and premium models. With Britain’s changeable weather, and with the value of the contents of garages steadily increasing, it makes more sense that ever to choose a Garador Sectional Door. Find out more by calling 01935 443799 or visiting

VISTAFOLD 120S A BOTTOM ROLLING IN-LINE HARDWARE SYSTEM Barrier Components new stainless steel 304 system for bi-folding doors is tested to accommodate door sash weights up to 120kg. Vistafold 120S is a robust quality system 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 bifolding solution.

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stablished stablished 33 33 years years ago ago in in October October 1982, 1982, Touch Touch Ironmongery Ironmongery is is one one of of London’s London’s leading leading ironmongers. ironmongers. Originally Originally called called “A “A Touch Touch of of Brass”, Brass”, the the firm firm changed changed their their name name in in 2003 2003 in in reaction reaction to to slowly slowly advancing advancing market market changes changes in in architectural architectural ironmongery ironmongery which which is is no no longer longer supplied supplied solely solely in in brass, brass, and and to to also also reflect reflect the the broader broader range range of of products products and and finishes finishes that that they they sell. sell. In In fact fact today, today, Touch Touch can can supply supply a a wide wide range range of of finishes finishes including including Brass, Brass, Satin Satin Brass, Brass, Polished Polished Chrome, Chrome, Satin Satin Chrome, Chrome, Polished Polished Nickel, Nickel, Satin Satin Nickel, Nickel, Copper, Copper, Bronze Bronze -solid -solid and and plated, plated, BMA, BMA, Antique Antique Brass, Brass, Black, Black, Pewter, Pewter, Ceramic, Ceramic, Leather, Leather, Stainless Stainless Steel, Steel, Satin Satin Stainless Stainless Steel, Steel, Gun Gun Metal, Metal, and and the the list list keeps keeps growing. growing. Whatever Whatever finish finish you you require, require, Touch Touch can can help help you you get get the the right right look. look. Touch Touch occupy occupy their their recently recently refurbished refurbished showroom showroom at at 210 210 Fulham Fulham Road, Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, where where they they display display a a vast vast range range of of their their 5,000 5,000 products. products. With With a a customer customer base base including including Interior Interior Designers, Designers, Builders Builders and and individuals individuals who who are are interested interested in in the the top top end end of of the the

Ironmongery Ironmongery market, market, Touch Touch mainly mainly supply supply to to residential residential premises premises but but hotel hotel and and office office properties properties also also contribute contribute to to their their vast vast clientele. clientele. The The company company also also have have a a healthy healthy export export market market to to all all corners corners of of the the world, world, namely namely the the Middle Middle East, East, Europe Europe and and the the Americas. Americas. Touch’s Touch’s owner owner and and founder, founder, Bill Bill Benham, Benham, has has 33 33 years’ years’ experience experience in in the the ironmongery ironmongery trade, trade, as as do do his his colleagues colleagues Jim Jim Haselup Haselup and and Alan Alan Blanchard. Blanchard. Saleem Saleem Qureshi Qureshi is is the the newest newest member member of of our our team team and and has has 10 10 years’ years’ experience, experience, meaning meaning their their knowledge knowledge is is unrivalled unrivalled in in this this industry. industry. The The range range of of products products supplied supplied by by Touch Touch date date from from circa circa 1640 1640 French French (Louise (Louise XIV) XIV) and and cover cover all all subsequent subsequent periods periods (Georgian, (Georgian, Edwardian Edwardian & & Victorian), Victorian), art art deco deco and and contemporary contemporary pieces pieces also also make make up up the the product product ranges. ranges. In In addition, addition, Touch Touch showcases showcases the the very very best best of of British British manufacturing; manufacturing; the the best best ranges ranges are are still still produced produced in in the the Midlands Midlands by by craftsmen craftsmen in in factories factories dating dating back back 200 200 years years or or more. more. Touch Touch also also sell sell European European manufactured manufactured goods goods

which which is is considered considered to to be be of of a a very very good good quality quality and and in in recent recent years years they they have have introduced introduced some some of of the the far far eastern eastern made made products, products, albeit albeit in in a a limited limited range range but but cost cost effective. effective. With With trends trends continuously continuously evolving, evolving, new new innovative innovative products products are are constantly constantly under under development. development. Touch Touch understand understand that that keeping keeping up up with with the the fashion-shifts fashion-shifts is is imperative imperative in in order order to to provide provide every every customer customer with with the the best best solution solution for for their their requirements. requirements. Ironmongery Ironmongery can can be be a a difficult difficult and and complicated complicated aspect aspect of of a a building building project, project, as as a a result result Touch Touch aim aim to to take take this this awkward awkward aspect aspect and and make make it it user user friendly friendly and and clear clear to to understand understand by by offering offering an an ononsite site service service where where they they carry carry out out a a detailed detailed door door by by door, door, window window by by window, window, room room by by room room Ironmongery Ironmongery schedule, schedule, highlighting highlighting all all requirements requirements and and identifying identifying any any items items that that can can be be refurbished. refurbished. Refurbishment Refurbishment is is a a large large part part of of the the business; business; Touch Touch will will undertake undertake complete complete ironmongery ironmongery refurbishment refurbishment projects, projects, and and can can restore restore old old paint paint covered covered door door furniture furniture to to their their former former glory, glory, looking looking as as new, new, at at a a fraction fraction of of the the cost cost to to replace. replace.

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OLARIA BARCELONA has now come to London Olaria Olaria full full range range is is now now available available from from Touch Touch Ironmongery. Ironmongery. Olaria Olaria are are manufacturers manufacturers based based in in Barcelona. Barcelona. Est.1934. Est.1934. Suppliers Suppliers of of luxury luxury hardware hardware to to the the most most emblematic emblematic buildings buildings of of Barcelona Barcelona such such as as Casa Casa Berenguer Berenguer and and Casa Casa Mila Mila of of Architect Architect Gaudi, Gaudi, Old Old Hotel Hotel Ritz, Ritz, Hotel Hotel Avenida Avenida Palace, Palace, Hotel Hotel Majestic Majestic and and many many commercial commercial and and luxury luxury buildings. buildings.

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Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal Providing excellent acoustic sealing, the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is durable and easy to install. Maintenance free and suitable for both new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 40db. Designed and manufactured in the UK, and available in Black, Brown and White.

Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal Quality and easy to install acoustic door seal with excellent acoustic sealing. Designed and manufactured in the UK the Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 40db, and suitable for both new and retrofit specifications. The durable Delta comes with self-adhesive tape for standard single or double-lead doorsets. Available in Black, Brown, White and Transparent.

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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 43

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

EcoBuild Overhauls Floorplan With Exciting New Format As Architectural Collective Assemble Bring Turner Prize Winning Art To 2017 Show Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble are to headline Ecobuild 2017, bringing their award winning Granby Workshop project to the show as part of an immersive new experience. Bringing the event’s theme of regeneration to life, Ecobuild 2017 will see ExCeL London transformed into an immersive ‘city’ – complete with main street, distinct destinations and special feature attractions. Central to the experience will be Regeneration Drive, a boulevard running through the middle of Ecobuild, linking different aspects of the exhibition and enabling visitors to experience the very best examples of innovation and creativity from across the built environment. Martin Hurn, Brand Director at Ecobuild, explained: “For 2017, we’re completely overhauling and innovating the Ecobuild experience. We asked our visitors what they want and need from the show, and sustainability overwhelmingly came to the top of the agenda. To deliver this, we’ve ripped up the floorplan and reinvented Ecobuild as an immersive city centred around Regeneration Drive. “Imagining the exhibition as a city allows us to deliver a unique programme focused on regeneration, in a way that is relevant and inclusive to all our exhibitors and visitors. Different aspects of construction and the built environment deserve specific focus, and each of the Ecobuild 2017’s destinations will each have something distinct and exciting to offer.” Ecobuild also announced key collaborations with Lead Partner UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), the Construction Products Association, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). As they make their way up Regeneration Drive, attendees will be introduced to key destinations such as The Arena, City Hall, The Campus, The Gateway and The Performance Lab. The Arena will be home to the headline guest speakers, staging a range of keynote speeches from industry thought leaders and innovators across the three days.

Included within the programme will be renowned architects and the UK-GBC will host daily leadership panels chaired by their CEO, Julie Hirigoyen. The show’s sustainability hub, City Hall, will be home to the UK-GBC and World Green Building Council representing the culmination of Ecobuild’s Redefining Sustainability campaign – which seeks to create an industry-wide understanding of sustainability objectives and drives, and a clear direction for the future. Architectural collective Assemble will present its award-winning Granby Workshop project at the Campus, the show’s destination for innovative thinking and the latest technology. Visitors will be able to view and interact with a unique installation created by Assemble, telling the story behind the collective’s Turner Prize winning regeneration project. Attendees will be also able to interact with Future Materials, a gallery curated by ARCC, previewing next-generation materials and processes currently in either research or testing stage. The Gateway will allow visitors to explore national and social infrastructure


projects in partnership with ICE, as well as a separate seminar theatre dedicated to Green Infrastructure. The Performance Lab, meanwhile, will showcase the latest in Smart Home and Smart Building technology in association with Ecobuild 2017’s building performance partner, CIBSE -the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. The Ecobuild city will also contain a number of other areas of interest, including a high profile area for Explore Offsite and offsite technology masterclasses, The BRE Academy, The Business District with export support and networking, international pavilions and a dedicated District Energy Town Square created in conjunction with the UK District Energy Association. The organisers are encouraging exhibitors to get involved with the immersive city theme, inviting them to create their own destinations along Regeneration Drive and across the entire event. For more information on how to be a part of Ecobuild 2017, visit

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Hemmingford House Unfolding to the Landscape

In the vast rural fields south of Montreal, a new residence takes root. Like a fieldstone unveiled amongst the furrows of a ploughed field, a stratified monolith of slate emerges from the earth. Eroded, sculpted and fragmented by time and the forces of nature, this mineral formation becomes the pedestal upon which new life is anchored. Situated in Hemmingford, southern Quebec, this distinctly modern residence unfolds onto the surrounding rural landscape and honours the many features of its rich agricultural past: expansive fields and orchards; weathered fences; an old barn clad in wood; and the ruins of the original farmhouse’s foundations.

All these contextual cues influenced the site layout and architecture of this private residence designed for a couple who left their home in the city for a life on the country. The sun’s course throughout the changing seasons, as well as precise views over the fields, guided the home’s orientation and site location, while the old fieldstone foundation walls of the former farmhouse are preserved as artefacts to welcome the visitor and lead them to the main entrance while bearing witness to the memory of place. The house unfolds to the surrounding landscape. This 3,500-square-foot house features interior spaces that are open, fluid and awash in natural light.


The residence is composed of two distinct two-storey volumes on either side of a double-height space containing the main entrance, a monumental stair and a glass-floored footbridge on the second level. With double-height floor-to-ceiling windows at both extremities, this space offers expansive views over the entire property. The composite effect of this threshold is a two-zoned space balancing openness and privacy. On the ground floor, on one side of the stairs, are the open-plan living and dining areas, both enjoying targeted views of the surrounding landscape. On the other side of the stairs, the kitchen leads to the veranda and game room just a few steps higher.

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A series of sliding windows between the kitchen and veranda open allowing the kitchen counter to transform into an island shared between the interior kitchen and the veranda. On the second level, a glass floor traverses the double-height entrance hall at the top of the stairs. This bridge ensures a transition between the second level’s more private side containing the master suite (bedroom, walk-in closet and open bathroom) and the more communal spaces on the other side (library, office and guest suite). The exterior cladding of the house is composed of slate sourced from a nearby quarry in the Eastern Townships. As opposed to a typical natural stone cladding of thin slabs fixed to an exterior wall structure, the slate is cut into blocks of varying length and set in strata like bricks.

A custom technical detail was developed to extend this cladding to exterior ground level in order to dissimulate the crown of the concrete foundation walls. Like a stone heaved from the frozen earth, the house rises from the field. This natural slate also covers the floors of the entrance, veranda and terrace. This continuity of materials and surfaces blurs the boundary between the residence and its environment perceptually extending the interior spaces outwards.Echoing the old barn, wooden cedar planks are employed as a secondary cladding on the house. This material is left untreated and, in the same way as the adjacent barn, will weather and develop its own patina. With the passing of time, the house will become increasingly fused with its surrounding environment.


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Kallisto Takes Service To Another Level Let Laidlaw take the strain – Nylon Line handrails are the perfect fit for railway station A railway station in Essex is looking brighter and fresher after Laidlaw, the trusted architectural hardware supplier, installed its market-leading Nylon Line handrails. It was asked to supply more than 180 linear metres of its premium 40mm nylon handrails for the bridge and stairs that connect the two platforms at Great Bentley Station, near Colchester. And unlike cheaper coated handrail options, Laidlaw Nylon handrails have solid colour throughout the sleeve, which will look good for years, even with continuous use. The range is also highly fracture resistant, has high thermal stability and is highly resistant to most solvents, chemicals, cleansing agents and disinfectants. Tel: 01902 600400 Email: Website:

As spiral staircases go through a renaissance and architects and developers alike identify the benefits in new builds, Kallisto, the pre-cast concrete spiral and helical staircase division of Milbank Concrete Products, offers customers an exclusive full service, tailored to suit the individual needs of domestic and commercial developments. Based at its dedicated production facility in Essex, Kallisto prides itself on working closely with architects, engineers and designers to achieve stunning, durable pre-cast spiral and helical staircase solutions and has been commissioned for installations in some of the most prestigious properties in the UK. Milbank Concrete Products has a trading history spanning more than 60 years and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality pre-cast concrete products. For further information on Kallisto, contact Milbank on 01787 220 564 or visit where you can watch a timelapse video showing a Kallisto staircase being created.

Escalmatic electric loft ladder provides style, safety and convenience Premier Loft Ladders latest product, the Escalmatic electric loft ladder, may be the perfect solution for convenient access into your loft and making the most of that valuable space. The Escalmatic combines Italian design, robust metal construction and infrared remote-controlled electrical operation. The space-saving retractable ladder mechanism also means that the Escalmatic will fit into ceiling openings from as small as 50cm wide by 90cm long. Galvanised telescopic handrails allow for safe access into the loft, while also providing a stylish finishing touch to the ladder. Helping to keep down energy costs, the trapdoor is lined with a thermal insulating material. Visit for further details. Or contact us on 0845 9000 195 or

Roofing & Cladding

If timber work goes wrong, TDCA can help 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. The TDCA operates DeckMark and CladMark quality accreditation schemes to give you added reassurance about the materials and services you are purchasing. For more information contact: Janet Sycamore – Tel 01977 558147 e-mail:

Lightweight Vertigo cladding selected for eco-friendly penthouses Architectural practice Alexander Sedgley has specified a pioneering vertical fibre cement slate facade system for a luxury private mews development in London. The Vertigo slates, from manufacturer Marley Eternit, have been used to create striking projecting bays on the front and rear of the exclusive terraced and semi detached rental properties at William Mews, near Brockley. In recognition of its customer focus, in 2016, Marley Eternit was awarded the coveted ServiceMark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) for its commitment to deliver ‘world class customer service’. For further information on our range of products and services just ask ME at or call ME on 01283 722588. You can also follow ME on Twitter @MarleyEternit. 69

Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine cleans the air Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine roofing membrane is a highly effective, durable waterproofing solution which also helps counter global warming by neutralising the most prevalent greenhouse gas, CO2. For further information visit or call +44 (0) 3335 771 500.

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Wrap House


Set on an unassuming narrow plot within the Metropolitan Green Belt south of London, The Wrap House is a modern 200m2, 2-storey family home overlooking the open fields of Biggin Hill Airport. The house comprises of 2 long 'wrapping' elements that stretch down the narrow site; the white rendered 'wraps' contain all the living and sleeping accommodation and

are infilled with cedar panels and large expanses of glazing at each end.

Set between these 'wrapping' elements is a double height glazed circulation atrium that runs through the entire length of the house linking all the spaces together and creating a visual connection between the front and the back of the house.


The glazed atrium brings light deep into the house and mitigates against the east-west orientation of the plot, ensuring the living spaces are filled with natural light all throughout the day. A study and kitchen is located at the front of the house with the dining area and a large double height living

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Architect Grant Freeman photo Martin Gardner,

room at the rear overlooking the garden. At first floor 2 bedrooms are located at the front with the master bedroom and ensuite to the rear. The house replaces a small, tired 1950s bungalow which sat amongst a row of equally undistinguished single storey properties. This posed the first of many problems in that the local planning authority would only allow for a 10% increase in size over the existing house. After much negotiation we eventually received permission for a circa 40% increase by using a hypothetical permitted development exercise showing how the existing house could be extended without planning permission.


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The replacement house also had to respect the heights of the surrounding bungalows; by manipulating the levels and stepping the building down, in spite of being a storey higher than the neighbouring properties, the flat roof parapet levels sit below the ridge lines of the adjoining houses. The house was constructed for a relatively modest ÂŁ1,500/ m2, challenging the notion that bespoke modern houses cost from ÂŁ2,000/m2 upwards.






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Nebula “HPWM” is an innovative, best value, fire protection solution designed to allow open plan layouts to comply with current UK building regulations (BS 8458:2015). Building and housing regulations have traditionally encouraged the creation of fire resistant compartments in homes as to limit the spread of fire, an approach that consumers find increasingly frustrating as they seek open, light spaces to live in. Today however, LACoRS guide, approved Document B, British Standard_8458 and the Scottish Building Regulations all recognise the need for flexibility of layout and all allow open-plan designs as long as some additional features, including fire suppression, are provided. For architects and developers, Nebula “HPWM” allows the modern, open-plan layouts that clients increasingly expect to comply with Building Regulations. For landlords, Nebula “HPWM” can create a safe escape route in an existing open plan house or flat with no impact on rentable space.

Water Flow  12 Litres per minute Trigger  Frangible Bulb  57oC Trigger Protected Area  Open Plan Areas  Flats with habitable inner rooms  Houses with restricted fire access  Many more Run Time  30 mins Default  Configurable with a fire panel Installation Requirements  Mains water supply  Dedicated electrical supply

Nebula “HPWM” is available in an inconspicuous ceiling mounted version to protect escape routes, inner room situations or even whole houses!  Convenient sprinkler alternative  British Standard BS8458:2015 Approved  Enables open plan living  Avoids enclosed staircases  Easy Installation  Cost Effective  Manufactured in the UK  Exova Warringtonfire Tested

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15mm High Pressure (Flexy) hose Using fire rated hydraulic hosing and fittings Nebula “HPWM” is easy to install! Electrical Requirements A Non-RCD protected supply run in FP200 cable straight from the fuse board on a dedicated supply. Protected at the fuse board by a C20 rated circuit breaker. Plumbing Requirements A 15/22mm cold water copper feed into a ¾” BSP Valve in accordance with BS8458 directions on dedicated supply. Pump Dimensions Height – 400mm Width – 600mm Depth – 300mm Operating Pressure 140 BAR

Why Nebula “HPWM”? No False Alarms – Nebula “HPWM” is triggered by heat activated frangible bulbs! This means that the system cannot be triggered by other independent alarms! Lack Of Disruption – Nebula “HPWM” is designed for easy installation and can be completed in two stress free visits! No Human Intervention – Nebula “HPWM” triggers automatically. When faced with an uncontrolled fire it is best practice to “get out, stay out and dial 999”. Low Maintenance – Annual maintenance is a straightforward and quick but essential procedure. Prevent Damage To Your Property – Independent testing showed that Nebula “HPWM” does quickly suppress and control fires. Low Water Usage – Nebula “HPWM” uses a lot less water than a traditional sprinkler system – protecting your assets even if the system has suppressed a fire! Best Value – For cases where fire suppression is needed Nebula “HPWM” is your cost effective alternative to traditional sprinkler systems, compartmentation and fire curtains!

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“Grand Design” call in the specialists. With a pedigree stretching back over 80 years, Benfield ATT are more experienced than most in the technical design, engineering, manufacture and building of specialist and exacting timber structures. As the UK’s leading ‘Full Service’ timber engineers, we work with Green Oak, Glulam, CLT, SIP’s and Timber Frame. Choose feature trusses and soaring entrance frames, freeform shapes, balconies, and a range of premade items. Taking a ‘Fabric First’ approach, we apply our ISO certified dedication to delivering high quality, environmentally sustainable Low Energy buildings throughout the UK and overseas.

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Working with nature Sioo:x are leaders in wood protection using silicate technology. We provide a highly effective proven system to protect wood of all types. It gives long life and a beautiful natural surface with even colouration and is friendly to people and the environment. An example is this cedar clad house in the Lake District.

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Victorian Home

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115 Highbury Hill Blee Halligan BLEE HALLIGAN ARCHITECTS have added a new kitchen and dining room to a four storey victorian terrace house in Highbury, creating a bright new living space for the owner and their large family. The frameless glazed side return extension projects out into the garden and in doing so creates a planted courtyard to the main house and a light-filled nook, big enough for a sofa. The glazed roof slopes down to the neighbouring property to reduce the impact of overshadowing without compromising the feeling of space and volume internally. 78

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Crittal windows and doors were used throughout, opening up to the lush verdant garden. A roof extension was added as a home office, with full width glazing to allow panoramic views out over the garden below. Product Description: Crittals were used in order to unify the elevation – fixed glazing, side-hung windows and doors provide a unified and consistent appearance when they are closed. 79


Strongtie Introducing the latest innovation from leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie; the timber frame panel closer, or TFPC. This useful connector provides the quickest and most accurate way of drawing together timber frame panels and eliminating gaps – and that’s important, because those gaps contribute to air leakage and insulation issues. The TFPC features an angled plate which guides a structural screw (included) into the adjacent timber frame panels at precisely the angle necessary to pull them together to form an air tight bond, with the added benefit that it won’t damage the substrate.

The special design of the screw cinches the panels together and gives 3kN of shear capacity – keeping them that way. Simpson Strong-Tie Timber Frame expert Fraser Pilkington explains: “It seems such a simple solution, but we put a great deal of thought into making it easy to use, with no room for error. The combination of the guide plate and screw achieves exactly that”. The TPFC is supplied as a kit, which includes the guide plate, structural screw and two square twist nails. Search TFPC at www.strongtie. for a demonstration video as well as performance data and installation advice.

One of Europe’s leading workwear manufacturers, Danish company F. Engel is continuing to make serious inroads into the UK workwear market. For more than 85 years, the company’s products have been selected by customers from all over Europe as the first choice for all-round protection and maximum comfort, no matter what a work situation may demand. Founded in 1927 by Carl J. Engel Senior and now 4th generation family-owned, the company has 850 employees based at its Headquarters in Norgesvej, Denmark and 2 factories in Lithuania. Since it first began, with the importing of denim from the U.S. as a hard wearing fabric, the company’s aims have always been the same – to provide superior quality, value for money workwear designed for a perfect, flexible fit and to give long lasting, reliable service. Most items also have a water, oil and dirt repellent finish

and the fabrics have been tested to comply with the new EN ISO standards to over 50 industrial or domestic wash cycles. All Engel garments are available from The Workwear Trade Centre, Milton Keynes; Telephone: 01908 561569; email: and Anchor Safety, Ipswich; Telephone: 0800 328 5028; email: For more information visit: email: Mark McBrayne at or telephone: +44 (0) 7933 150197

Snickers’ ‘Next Generation’ Product And Price Catalogue This 68 page brochure is now available FREE to the tradesmen and women who need the very best in hi-tech working clothes. It’s got full details of the newest additions to the ALLROUND, FLEXIWork, LITEWork and RUFFWork clothing ranges and plenty of advice on how to choose the working clothes that are right for your kind of work. There’s also loads of information on all the other garments and accessories you can get for working effectively wherever you are on site – and whatever trade you’re in. You’ll find quality, innovation, hi-tech fabrics and top class functionality in every garment – Trousers, Jackets, Topwear, Safety shoes and Accessories - the sign of a brand that knows what it takes to get a job done properly.

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.

Getting more information about Snickers Workwear is easy. You can call the Helpline on 01484 854788; check out www.snickersworkwear. and download a digital catalogue; or you can email

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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 van-racking to design your system today.

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2017 The UK Stone Industry Event

New Build at the Natural Stone Show

25 - 27 April

Source stone for your Commercial or Residential New Build project with an unrivalled choice of materials from around the world. Access CPD from 25 free seminars at the Natural Stone & Building Conservation Conference. Highlights include the one-day RIBA-assessed workshop ‘Innovation meets stone design’ on Tuesday 25 April.

Ask the Expert for guidance on selecting British stone within the Stone Federation Great Britain Village. From Portland Stone to Blue Pennant; Caithness Flagstone to Welsh Slate; Kentish Ragstone to Bath Stone;York Stone to Purbeck and much more…….

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