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Architects John Miller and Jonathon Yates talk on the topic of educational buildings




citing flaws in modernist architecture. Ruth SALES: Account Manager: Mark Hickey the peaks of one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks is drawing more attention than usual as The Sydney Opera House attempts to secure funding for a project on the monumental building that will provide much needed renovations to the structure. a trading division of Media One Communications Ltd. this time that fingers belongs to the newly elected President of RIBA and first woman to be appointed into this position. Having continued for some Copyright 2009. Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has suggested that the money proposed for the site should be spent PRODUCTION: Graphic Designer: Kerri Cuthbert kerri. the saga continues… In other Data controller: Rebecca Hubbard THIS MONTH 4 An architecture news update .Cover Photo: Addagrip features on page 12 September 2009 That curious hand of doubt is once again pointing its finger at the Prince of Reception: Joanne Cluer jo@onecoms. PE1 ADMINISTRATION: Accounts: Carole Todd carole. And so.tilley@onecoms. As ever.all the latest developments by some of our most respected designers 14 FLOORING From laminates to painted gloss flooring.hickey@onecoms. Many areas of the building are dilapidated and far overdue for repair. Ruth commented that it was “unfortunate if anybody uses their public position…to exert undue influence on a democratic process such as planning. All views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher. Turn to page 6-7 for their views on building for such as in the healthcare sector. including the cramped orchestra pit. 24 PRODUCTS: LIGHTING 25 PRODUCTS: KITCHENS 26 LAST WORD By Keith Thompson at UK200 Architects Choice 3 . We shall see how the Opera House story unravels. Jade T . all rights reserved. It is the interior. who was sacked way before the structures completion and was finished by a local architect. which would receive some much-needed attention. Geneva House. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher. this month in the form of architects John Miller and Jonathon Yates.cuthbert@onecoms. The multi-faceted building was only conceived in the mid 1950’s by little know Danish architect Jorn Utzon. Park Sales Manager: Donna Jenkins donna@onecoms. not to mention our monthly dose of architectural opinions coming. especially after the speech Prince Charles made at RIBA back in May.” Making reference to the possibility of unfair royal influences placed on planners by the Prince of Wales. flooring and lighting. illey Editor EDITORIAL: Editor: Jade Tilley jade. to bring the interior up to the impressive standard of the exterior. suppliers provide us with an array of concepts We discuss: Building for education QUESTION TIME 6 15 WINDOWS AND DOORS Clever innovations INDUSTRY NEWS 8 16 GEZE SPOTLIGHT: Q&A 17 PRODUCT INNOVATIONS Top products of the month EXTERNAL WORKS 12 AND LANDSCAPING Products for the architectural landscape Published by onecoms.todd@onecoms.onecoms. it comes as no surprise to hear that the new President of the institute would have an opinion on the subject. In this issue we have specialised features on external works and landscaping. Peterborough. Telephone 01733 756555. and other Architectural critics and influences have suggested that to maintain its iconic status it must remain as it is. the topic of power versus design principle has reared its head to re-ignite the debate in the Princes’ planning permission So what does Ruth Reed have to say on the subject? Reported from the BBC news website after speaking on Radio four’s Front Row.

delicate. given the downturn in the industry. They create a sense of place that transcends the physical boundaries of the building itself and that enhances the environment. such as the way the interior is transformed from the exterior. It has been designed to withstand not only the extreme forces of nature but also people.september News brief. something that The Architecture Foundation has held as a core aim for the past twenty years. Peartree Mews at Bulwell Lane in Basford. with Building Design’s backing. As the user walks around it. Some aspects reflect the more successful aspects of the modern brutalist architectural tradition. Simon Conder Assoicates.23 October in the AF’s new project space. Ivan Harbour. Hafod Eryri wins 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture The Meirion 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture has been awarded to the designers of the new visitors’ centre at the summit of Snowdon. whilst providing excellent value for money. and Simon Conder. installations and events. “The success of the final building shows that the landscape of Wales is more than powerful enough to cope with man-made structures designed in a contemporary and confident way. which generated more than 170 entries across 13 categories. is an important platform to showcase the UK and Ireland’s most promising new architects. which features traditional Bulwell stone detailing to conform to the natural street scene and has achieved an Eco-Homes rating of ‘Very Good’. with a further programme of innovative.000 to those in excess of £5m. his perception of the building changes. Sarah Ichioka. The judging panel chose Moorside because it made maximum use of the playground’s existing features and transformed these in terms of appearance. Of the 28 projects submitted. Recognising emerging British and Irish practices. bearing in mind the thousands of visitors that visit this unique site.5m affordable housing scheme and KPW has worked alongside Derwent Living and Lovell Partnerships on the project. Director of The Architecture Foundation. Sarah commented. One could imagine the building rising like a beast from the bowels of the mountain. Huw Meredydd Owen and Dafydd Tomos. will allow us to evaluate the key merits.. Hafod Eryri met all the requirements for the project. even beautiful features. This will be the first public event at the space. that these emerging practitioners exemplify. Hafod Eryri by Ray Hole Architects of Croydon. Image by Ray Wood Young Architect of the Year 2009 The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an exhibition of the Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA) shortlist. physical and creative development of children attending the school. curated by The Architecture Foundation. both within and beyond the immediate building” commented Owen and Tomos. The creativity of the winning design came from Colour: Urban Design Limited (UDL). The awards were held as part of National School Environments Week. sponsored by the Design Commission for Wales. the art and craft of the architect is to create place by using objects. critical and experimental exhibitions. space and surfaces. “This was a building that had specific technical and practical demands. or the way the building reflects the mountain’s features. Nottingham is a £1. Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts. London. “YAYA.. London and Suffolk. COMPLETED UNDER QUANTUM CONSORTIUM Leicester-based KPW Architects has completed the first project under the four-year Quantum Consortium framework agreement. 4 Architects Choice . function and educational value to create a cutting edge playground of huge significance to the social. its summit and the paths that surround it. The four year Quantum Consortium has an estimated total value of £10m and projects completed in the timeframe will have build values ranging from less than £500. and the exhibition in the AF’s new Project Space. The award. including innovation and resourcefulness. itself designed by the YAYA 2007 winner. the exhibition will take place 2 October .” Entries were invited from architects or groups of archi- NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR A PLAYGROUND The playground of a small primary school in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne has won national recognition as the ‘Best External Learning Environment’ at the British Council for School Environment’s Industry Awards 2009.” Hafod Eryri possesses skillfully designed. Principle. organised annually by Building Design magazine. The most successful buildings go much further than merely meeting the basic requirements of the users and the brief they have been given. Director of Rogers Stirk Harbour Architects.” said the selectors. to be announced shortly. Carmody Groarke.” Joining Sarah Ichioka on the jury will be such notable names as Charles Saumarez Smith. will be joining the jury of internationally renowned architects and critics. According to the selectors. In 2009 this priority is more important than ever. took the main award.

Interbuild aims to cover every aspect of the construction industry by featuring the leading suppliers with some of the best seminar programs in the industry. The aim of this award is to draw attention to the importance of architecture in the nation's culture and to honour architects achieving the highest design standards.september tects to display buildings whose practical date of completion was in the period 2006 to 2008 inclusive. London SE1 2TU. so that a fully integrated solution could be devised to satisfy complex user needs within a challenging budget.interbuild.’ 27 .Interbuild Specifier has been created to meet the needs of specifiers. 18 . completed between 2006 and 2009 and recommended to the Eisteddfod as being of greatest merit. Associate Director of Glenn Howells The Gold Medal for Architecture is given. Working for a confidential client. 100% materials. which has achieved a BREEAM “excellent” rating. From manufacturers and suppliers of plant. Phil Holden. in memory of the late Dr T Alwyn Lloyd. Civils is the ideal opportunity to meet with key industry suppliers and your customers under one roof. LONDON Civils is a fantastic civil engineering showcase. Previous winners have included Hackett Hall McKnight (2008). Resources include the Dome rehearsal room. To publicise your event. The new auditorium itself will also feature technologically advanced facilities enabling students and researchers to perform there with BEAST .100percentdesign. includes specialist computing and advanced audiovisual facilities. which covers all aspects of the industry. The project. The show is divided into four sectors that focus on different areas of design.30 SEPTEMBER Decorex www. which will not only link all phases of the development but will also create the opportunity for communal activities. of a kind that will match its international status. Around 600 people will occupy the design and research office space provided in the first phase of the development. please send details via email to jade. Image by Aneurin Philips 25 . 136-148 Tooley Street.” Mott Macdonald was the structural. civil and M&E engineer on the NEC. Its appeal over the years has grown to include more than just soft furnishing ideas but for the broader audience including interior architects. 10am . The winner will be presented at a dinner for more than 800 clients and architects on 5 November 2009.civils. BIRMINGHAM Interbuild 2009 is featuring two new shows this year . This new facility by Glenn Howells Architects will provide state-of-theart accommodation for teaching and research within the music department. managing director of Pascall+Watson architects. The auditorium will be the most flexible performance space at a UK university and suitable for performances from solo voice through electroacoustic music. Monday to Friday. LONDON Decorex is one of the hottest events of the year and puts true glamour and style into the Royal Hospital grounds. tools and specialist services through to market-leading contractors and consultants. An edited selection of fabrics. which occupies a “brownfield” site in a disused industrial area. ranging in period from the middle ages to the 19th century. who have designed the new auditorium building says: ‘Developing an understanding of the underlying geometry.the Music Department’s internationally renowned 100-channel sound diffusion system.400 scientists and support staff. Lynch Architects (2005). and laboratory space for staff and students to experiment in the performance practices of earlier centuries. Carmody Groarke (2007).6p and is held at The Architecture Foundation. Science park by Pascall + Watson gets BREEAM rated Open plan offices. with ground breaking new feature areas such as Sustainability Street. which is large enough to accommodate a symphony orchestra. Work spaces have been arranged over four floors of accommodation grouped around an atrium and internal street. New Concert Hall for Birmingham on campus diary dates September 2009 24 . LONDON 100% Design is a leading interiors event for the marketplace. to a full symphony orchestra. We are delighted the music department and functions of the auditorium will now enrich the original vision of Chancellor‚s Court as the heart of the University. accessories and bespoke services is on offer for the four day event. community meeting areas and dramatic atrium space are at the heart of a new government-sponsored science park. The award is given to the architect or architects responsible for the building or group of ROYAL HOSPITAL. Ground Floor East. Architects Choice 5 . attracting major designers and specifiers. delivering something for everyone.26 NOVEMBER Civils www. Pascall+Watson Architects developed the masterplan and prepared the designs for the two four-storey office blocks that have now completed. Nord Architecture (2006).decorex. wallcoverings.tilley@onecoms. Pascall+Watson’s plans create a science park that will eventually house 1.27 SEPTEMBER 100% Design/ 100% Detail www. lighting. said: “We have developed all aspects of the building fabric and internal spaces in close liaison with the client stakeholders. Helen EARLS COURT. By Glenn Howells Architects The go-ahead has been given to build a 450-seat concert hall on the University of Birmingham’s campus.21 OCTOBER Interbuild www. in conjunction with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales. furniture. Whilst Interbuild Onsite offers the building trade everything they need for when they go onsite. 100% Design. 100% Detail and 100% futures will all have its visitors coming back for more design rigor and architecture of the existing buildings has been a fascinating process. and new electroacoustic music studios in which the Music Department’s international community of undergraduates and postgraduates can work in cuttingedge facilities. A new suite of early music rooms for the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research will provide properly temperature and humidity controlled homes for the Department’s large and growing working collection of original and reproduction instruments. flooring. The YAYA exhibition will be open to the public from 2 to 23 EARLS COURT.

‘if you want good buildings then hire good architects’. low energy’ is still pertinent. Therefore ‘fit for purpose’ actually probably means ‘capable of serving many purposes’. Secondly. Visit architects buildings 2. Measure fees uniformly 5.question time uestiontime Some University and College buildings are suffering at the hands of the recession and its hand of doom in the construction market. slipping down the governments list of things ‘to do’? What can be done to create inspirational buildings for education and what are your memories of your faculty buildings? Building university and college campus’ is to be building for the future. content with being good neighbours. Previous plans to develop college buildings and build new status Universities have been put on hold as a result of the government running out of funding for buildings in education. Institutions should use the time now to plan carefully. timescale or financial. Here are five ideas to address this – 1. The real challenge to univeristies and colleges is to continue to deliver excellence in a time when funding for projects is significantly reduced. refurbishment can be great and this is where organisations like the Carbon Trust are pointing. Procurement policy has to find better ways of getting good designers and thus measuring quality in a quality / price matrix. Advances in ICT with wireless environments offer alter- 6 Architects Choice . This is one of the negative hits on our economy as. Understanding the right place to be in the hierarchy is fundamental to good urban design. perhaps on a reduced scale whilst still maximsing the benefits to the colleges delivering inovative and stimulating environments. JONATHON YATES DIRECTOR All sectors have been affected by the recession and the consequential restrictions placed on funding streams. ‘long life. Don’t go below a 70/30 split The profession also needs to improve its game. Universities and colleges may find that the way forward is to review existing facilities and to look to creative intervention and remodelling of existing buildings rather than major new build. This does not need to result in mundane architectural solutions within college campuses. so what should we be doing to ensure buildings set the standard for future generations? This month’s question: What should we be doing to ensure educational buildings set the standard for future generations? JOHN MILLER PRINCIPLE Initially this question immediately raises two questions ‘what is fit’ and ‘for what purpose’. with reduced facilities it allows for less education. Historically not that many buildings were ‘wow’ buildings. perhaps even in five. There are only so many iconic blobs that we need (not many in my view). The real creative challenge now will be to adapt. demonstrating that they are not only ‘fit for purpose’ but truly sustainable. One of the few plus points about this recession is it does give time to think about the future. extend and modify facilities to meet current demands for delivery. Thirdly. This is a critical aspect of a sustainable and responsible approach to design and one which Government expects. So the RIBA mantra from the 60’s. yet the expectation remains to continually develop and improve the qaulity of educational delivery which inevitabley has requirements for new and improved facilities. Education has been a vibrant sector of the Construction Industry over recent years with Higher and Further education developments. it is difficult to predict where these sectors will be in ten years time. Take up references 3. Substantial refurbishment including innovative natural ventilation has squared the circle and the result is not only more sustainable and cheaper but a terrific workplace and a valuable contribution to the city. particularly for large educational estates needs more consideration. the majority were. the importance of masterplanning. loose fit. lets get back to making things elegantly and well. Actually. Education project delivery has been curtailed and the current moratorium on public spend in the Further Education Sector has effectively prevented college projects moving forward. Have architect advisors assist the client 4. Is the importance of the built environment. Public Private Partnership and more recently the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and the Primary Capital Programs have all aimed at raising educational standards and outcomes whilst improving the quality of designs. Finally. to come full circle. Architects have always accepted the challenges and constraints of each project whether they be-contextual. as any architect working in education or healthcare will tell you. Architects should design for users and not other architects. There are lots of things one can tell the government and clients but one fundamental lesson is another old chestnut. The challenge to architects and design teams is to to respond creatively to the new financial constraints assisting our educational clients with startegic reviews of existing campus stock seeking innovative ways to enhance and improve the educational environment through careful intervention. The key to creating educational buildings for the future is to embrace the concept of long life/loose fit Designing buildings to be flexible enough to adapt to future educational needs so that they are fit for purpose. the Academy Programme. both the much loved Glasgow College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art have served complex needs for demanding users for a century. At the present time many of the bids I see are actually about process not quality.

” John Miller native formats to assist in this aim. Campus’ like Sussex and Jubilee in Nottingham demonstrate the value of both masterplanning and first class architects at the top of their game.tilley@onecoms. Jubilee takes very few building types but puts a huge amount of effort into their design. This in itself demands greater innovative thinking and design. a requirement that can add between 10-12 % to the cost of a development to achieve reduced carbon emissions. perhaps not fiscally but in a sense of creative satisfaction and achievement. Architects Choice 7 . He has 20 years experience working on a range of projects varying in scale and type. amongst others. tutorial and seminar space. sustainable and flexible.question time “Oxbridge and St Andrews show us how to effortlessly assimilate educational buildings into the urban fabric to the enduring benefit of both town and gown. We all know that value of Good Design – if you are in any doubt CABE. Jonathon has recently completed a large High School in Edinburgh and is currently involved in developing a number of Education and Primary Health Care Projects. have produced a torrent of publications on the subject. A modest yet inspirational intervention can be just as rewarding as a major spend project in more plentiful times. JONATHON YATES DIRECTOR AT HOWARTH LITCHFIELD PARTNERSHIP Jonathan trained at Newcastle University and became a Director of Howarth Litchfield Partnership in 2003. Creating inspirational buildings remains at the heart of architectural design in colleges and practice alike. How does this help architects? It is embodied in the Code of Practice that we perform our craft with due skill. Last year the practice completed the multiaward winning Potterrow Development for the University of Edinburgh. ‘Inspirational buildings’ are the result of rigorous analysis of context and a clear understanding of the needs of the user –Form can still follow function so long as the forms are contextural. Those of us lucky enough to be busy with projects of any scale should be striving for the inspirational no matter how big or small. Correspondance/distance courses can actually be more interactive today with virtual chat rooms replacing the need for physical lecture. public sector and private residencies. The current economic climate is another hurdle to be cleared and until an upturn we will have to dig deeper. a Civic Trust Assessor and carries out design review for Ignite the CABE supported panel in the north east of England. Ultimately this leads to the virtual university which is not a new concept when we consider in the context of The Open University which has successfully evolved remote self-learning with minimal need for collective physical assembly and interaction. Our panel of architects are experts in their field and have experience in a vast area of architectural design including. care and diligence and it is in our nature to strive for the ‘inspirational’. with particular focus recently in the Education Sector. Creating truly inspirational buildings in a time of recession is extremely challenging. this not only results in great richness but is also very economical. Many funding streams require that a project achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent. If you would like to contribute as a panelist email: jade. landscape. John is an enabler for Architecture and Design Scotland.. Currently they are designing major buildings for Oxford University and a drama college in Our industry experts provide a compelling insight into the design issues surrounding today’s architecture MEET THE EXPERTS JOHN MILLER ARCHITECT AND DIRECTOR AT BENNETTS ASSOCIATES John runs Bennetts Associates Edinburgh office.

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buildings and industry. For further information telephone 01264 351922 or visit www. and E. The ultimate winners of the Security Excellence Awards 2009 will be announced at a high profile awards ceremony to be held at the London Hilton. The new unit now received its second major international acknowledgement. are npower (249). Jennie. a leading supplier of energy-saving controls and water products to the UK heating.” Main contractors were Willmott Dixon Construction. which contribute greatly to energy and water savings and maintain safe. The appointment of Tim Wright’s daughter. The table of the strongest business-to-business brands was voted by independent experts and over Architects Choice 11 .fermacelldrylining. Jennie Wright and Peter Price. Director of Environmental and Combustion Controls of Honeywell Controls Systems Ltd. comfortable environments in homes. building controls and plumbing industries. this time in the French restaurant chain Le Bistro Pierre. The open day held at R Bennett headquarters in Constitution Hill was held to give both new and existing customers the chance to meet the two new business leaders. With a combined experience of 34 years in the day to day running of the business the new Managing Directors are anticipating a smooth transition into their new positions. on the evening of Thursday 22 October. Having developed R Bennett into a successful business with a strong reputation as a leading specialist in new build. For further information telephone 00386 4598 10 An Education in Fermacell Dry Lining One of the country’s most imposing university buildings incorporates 12. First in May it won the Access Control Product of the Year award at the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards and now it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Security Innovation of the year category at the Security Excellence Awards 2009. was placed at 236 in the table of British Business Superbrands. Granville Wright who was the son-in-law of founder Bob Bennett. For further information visit www. Part of the stylish décor includes floorto-ceiling windows. letting in streams of light. time & attendance and building automation called smarti® ELECTRA. British Gas Business (253). “In the UK Honeywell is best known as the leading brand for environmental and combustion controls. Top Energy Company (266).” said Richard Edwards. continues the family feel of the organization with Tim having taken over from his father. The Chain required two 50kg Stannah Microlifts for the speedy transportation of food and other items between two floors of their new eatery in Sheffield.000 m2 of environmentally friendly Fermacell board. For further information telephone 01384 232131. The holistic approach and clear communication and support from the Fermacell team was both professional and timely. Ltd has marked important changes in the company with an open day for its clients. launched a new biometric unit for access control. with new responsibilities for developing Bennett Joinery. Park Lane. For further information telephone 01344 656 511 or visit www. The lifts contain two shelves and have been finished in stainless steel to compliment the interior of the restaurant. Joinery and Maintenance firm R Bennett & Co. all placed below Honeywell. National Grid (264). New Era for R Bennett Construction. Tim will now take on the role of Chief Executive Officer and will remain closely involved with the professionals from across the UK. At the beginning of this year TAB Systems Inc. Bennett South and Bennett Eco/Restoration. The highest placed energy companies. The resplendent and gently curving six storey University Campus Suffolk (UCS) waterfront building – located alongside the Orwell Key – has been designed by architects RMJM.industry news J’adore Stannah Stannah’s range of Microlifts has been put to the test again. with Essex-based BG Contracts sub contractors and installers of the Fermacell boards. Martin Lardner Burke from RMJM commented: “The simplicity and flexibility of the Fermacell system allowed us to easily meet and overcome requirements and potential issues on site. After 38 years as Managing Director of the Dudley-based firm.honeywelluk. ahead of all the energy Security Excellence Finalist After winning at the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards and receiving the award for innovation from the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce the new smarti® ELECTRA unit has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the Security Innovation of the year category at the Security Excellence Awards 2009. The Microlifts were installed within a couple of days and also comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act. renovation and maintenance. Tim Wright is stepping aside to allow the appointment of new Joint Managing Directors.

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CE Marked and conforming to DIN 18251 and EN 12209. dimensioned sketches or photographs are turned into construction drawings within the quoted price. Designed by AEDAS Architects in consultation with English Heritage. A variety of finishes are available to complement any style of home including white. being sourced from managed plantations and tested as Class 1. double perimeter weather seals on all sashes deliver improved weather performance. With savings of up to 40 per cent when compared to Europeanmade products. stylish lines the Briton 1100. The Briton 5400 Series is a comprehensive range of cylinder mortice the locks are suitable for boltthrough furniture and feature a fully comprehensive five-year performance guarantee. thermal break technology. EN 1634 and CE Marked. Fire-Bird Intl Ltd’s UK Director. In addition. For further information telephone 01908 282111 or visit or visit Architects Choice 15 . 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Door control is achieved by means of a concealed transom closer or floor spring and architects and designers can choose from a wide range of pad and tubular handles. bathroom lock and latch.schueco. Pivot Door and Framing System is Ideal Solution New from Schüco is the ADS 50. new profiles have been added to the Comar 7Pi Horizontal Sliding Door System from Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems.000 opening cycles. Accoya is sustainably Briton products have long been recognised for their reliability and durability and the Briton 1100 series of door closers are no exception. Sliders’ single and double sash opening options include the cylinderless lock and handle Keeping up with Demand Specialist Patio door manufacturer Sliders UK has announced the launch of a new range of class-leading PVC-U bi-folding doors in response to increasing customer demand. Schüco ADS 50. 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who still heads up the company today. What are your plans for the future? Do you have any big architectural projects coming up? We’re confident about the future. Essex. He is also responsible for the subsidiary in Ireland and established the GEZE Middle East and GEZE South Africa subsidiaries. enabling our customers to specify with peace of mind that they have been recommended not just the most aesthetically pleasing product.honest advice and the best solution possible. which means we are well placed in the current market. MD while the Hilton Hotel met its needs for disabled access with GEZE’s Slimdrive SD Servo swing doors. enhancing the initial aesthetic impact of the development. the disability requirements and reduced heat loss. Our teams are all customer-focused and we’re always looking to refine. improve and to break new ground so we only offer our customers the very best products and service. perfect for refurbishments. but we were able to install a circular sliding drum door to the front and rear of the disused factory which met the architects’ vision. What is one of the most challenging contracts you’ve had to work on? The iconic Fort Dunlop building was a challenge. It began life as a powerful electro-hydraulic door operator. GEZE UK was established in Chelmsford. to continue to invest in market areas where we believe we can still deliver good growth. we’re keen to build on our expertise in access for stadiums. GEZE launched 23 new innovations at the BAU exhibition in Germany this year. and are looking forward to our 18th consecutive year of sales growth. even adapting them to suit particular applications. Our technical team have an incredible knowledge of the standards and compliance issues surrounding all manual and automatic door closing systems. but also the most effective. creating an invisible. For high traffic areas. GEZE changed to its current name and in 1988. Staffordshire in 2003 and two years later opened four new service offices. In 1980. Founded in 1863 in Stuttgart. I’d say that’s the guiding philosophy behind GEZE UK. Andrew previously worked for Unitech plc and spent five years as sales and marketing director for Invensys Climate Controls Ltd. GEZE UK was chosen to specify and install entrances throughout the whole development. efficiency and reliability. Andrew Hall. their place in the industry and what challenges lie ahead. curved to telescopic. heads up the UK operations. At first it seemed that shedkm's vision for the Fort Dunlop entrance was far too big to ever be made a reality. a huge retail and leisure development that positively transformed Liverpool. Our commitment to innovation means we’re always looking for ways to improve our products. the development of the Service Division and creation of strong brand awareness. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. we strive to be at the forefront of cutting edge technology and to work closely with international architects to ensure our door systems combine elegance and style with functionality. handing on the business to his granddaughter Brigitte Vöster. We’ll be focusing on further developing and extending our service network and launching more new products. whilst also ensuring a fast and reliable escape during an emergency. It was the largest ever installed in the UK and big enough to accommodate the high traffic demands of the development. What do you always aim to provide your customers with? Simple . delivering consistently strong sales growth throughout the company’s history. 18 automatic operators were chosen. In fact. 16 Architects Choice . which was then adapted to fit beneath the floor. having recently completed work on the Arsenal. GEZE UK installed operators that were bolted to glass. combined with many product innovations. The company moved to purpose-built facilities in Lichfield. Andrew is the current President of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI). With the 2012 Olympics on the horizon. What is GEZE UK’s history? GEZE is a privately owned large German company.Geze Q&A Reflecting on Geze G eze talk to Architects Choice magazine about their career so far. In 1968 owner Reinhold Vöster passed away. ‘statement’ entrances. ■ Andrew Hall As managing director of GEZE UK. A great example of this has been the TSA 160 UFO-G. With Andrew Hall. Germany. What is GEZE UK’s design philosophy? At GEZE. Wembley and Ascot grounds. GEZE grew rapidly through the turn of the century and two world wars with the trading name Gretsch and Co. We’re also working with a number of new strategic supply partners including BEA and their 4Safe sensor. virtually silent operator. including the external entrances to John Lewis’ flagship store and Debenhams department store. For many of the grand. and we supplied more than 50 different automatic doors ranging from swing doors to sliders. What is your biggest architectural project to date? The RIBA Stirling Prize nominated Liverpool One Masterplan.

White Brothers & Speed. commented: ‘I have used Schüco systems on other jobs and I’ve always been impressed by their quality. which are on a camstay: they provide good ventilation without compromising security. The introduction of the TTC 50 system means that even when budgets are or visit www. Acquisition is the name of choice for discerning customers. The contract. It was installed by Schüco’s fabricator-partner. environmentally friendly heating alternatives. In technical terms. One client who has recently benefitted from this is the National Star College in Cheltenham. For further information telephone 01922 711 185. and their fires are specified for locations as diverse as English Heritage and The White House. which can all be built to order. A Warming Collaboration A new collaboration between Specflue and Acquisition will have major. floor ducting. the new balanced flue features a striking design with tight inner connections for superb performance. Surespan designs and manufactures access hatches to suit all types of internal and external applications.surespancovers. They also include a motorised safety grid to protect personnel whilst allowing wood chippings being delivered. I also like the high-level openers. to fall through to the storage units below. Schüco is easily affordable. which makes it ideal for a wide variety of local authority. which also included the removal of asbestos cladding and the replacement of fascias. Surespan custom manufacture access hatches to fit all biomass plants. email sales@surespancovers. Wood chip Biomass is a low carbon fuel which is both sustainable and energy efficient. For further information visit www.specflue. It is able to accommodate buildings up to three storeys in height. At the hub of this exciting venture is a new balanced flue product designed for the new. They also provide smoke release dampers. roof lights. coaxial venting system which can be used with aside from fireplaces can be used with direct vent gas or propane stoves and heaters – with choices of component sizes to suit all needs. Newport’s Education Maintenance Architects Choice 17 . Their frames were specially built to incorporate a flashing mechanism which prevents rain water from getting in. Security being a requirement. Simply. the outer pipe brings combustion air to the appliance whilst the inner pipe exhausts flue gases to the outside. a purpose designed interface control was provided offering security access only for authorised personnel to access the fuel stores and deliver the wood chippings. healthcare and commercial projects. Rob Mills. can take up to 2. their hatches are available in standard sizes or can be custom made to suit your needs.64 Wm2/K. It is a unitized.’ The Schüco TTC 50 system offers a slimline 50 mm face-width and a typical frame 'U' value of 1. Surespan designed and manufactured two hatches for the college’s new Biomass plant. handrail fittings and a comprehensive range of ladders.product innovations Surespan Provides Biomass Solutions Leading access hatch manufacturer Surespan Limited is helping to achieve Biomass solutions by manufacturing access hatches used in Biomass plants. A smaller maintenance access hatch to the Biomass store was also provided along with four stainless steel ventilators to ventilate the biomass store pit. unrivalled implications for the industry at large in terms of product quality and installation and support services. Each hatch measures 2800 x 3750mm. Ranging from FACTA Class A to F Budget Facades by Schuco Quality and reliability at an extremely competitive price persuaded Newport City Council to specify Schüco’s TTC 50 low-rise aluminium façade system for a refurbishment project at Lliswerry High School in Gwent.5 kN/ m2 loading and has a simple switch to operate the 24v DC Actuators. ultraelegant XFIRE 1200 wall mounted gas fire from Acquisition – probably the most respected brand of its kind – and who approached Specflue as the optimum company for exclusive distributorship and advice for the specialist and crucial flue kit. The low-profile locks and the absence of hems and beads make for a very attractive product to grace any interior. For further information telephone 01908 282 111. which are becoming increasingly popular as people move to more sustainable. involved replacing the windows/curtain walling in the school’s dining room.

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Bradford and St. KONE Planulator™ and KONE Escalator Designers . by use of the mode screw. keeping disruption to an absolute minimum. 12-24Vdc. accurate calculations and produce schematic drawings. For further information telephone 01332 345 431 or visit www. engineerfriendly software The full range of Draka fire performance cabling is now incorporated into the ProDesign software package from Amtech. identify volt-drop levels and system impedances. Seventeenth edition].enable architects to browse through various product offerings and find the optimal elevator or escalator solutions needed for their project. with solenoid monitoring at 1 amp NO/NC microswitch and Door/Latch monitoring at 1amp NO/NC microswitch. The continuously rated solenoid is back EMF protected and current draw at 12Vdc is 250mA and at 24Vdc 120mA. The strike is fully monitored. giving the marketplace new products which are both innovative and cost effective and are in line with Alpro's stated aim of quality and service. but it can also help developers meet increasingly stringent modern building regulations. ProDesign software can also be utilised to select and calculate cable sizes. and mounting tabs fitted as standard. It can also show and calculate findings based on a destination or conventional control based-system. reducing design time and cutting out 18 Architects Choice . select and set protective devices and produce protection studies.

levolux. With its cool grey powder coated finish and stainless steel Stainless Steel Enclosure C-TEC’s latest addition to its popular SigTEL disabled refuge range is a stylish state-of-the-art stainless steel anti-tamper Tommy Walsh does Dansand® In June TV’s DIY and building Guru. individually secured by means of bespoke Levolux curtain walling brackets.Tommy Walsh’s Choice Dansand® Joint Filling Sand. which leaves a clean- burning open flame and emissions approximately 80 per cent below the legal limit. CVO’s unique style of flueless fires are very popular with both domestic and trade customers from around the world. comfortable environment for its employees all year round. Tests undertaken by the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Integrated Pest Management proved that the weed inhibiting additives in Dansand® ensure shoots wither and die. which are factory set to 46ºC in compliance with the new Part G of the Building Regulations.” Enclosures are also available for C-TEC’s XFP fire alarm control panel and Quantec addressable call controller. The Range has recently been expanded to include the AZAR with a torch style burner and black glass fascia and the ANGEL RETRO with a Pure White Corian Fascia. Choose from Wall Hung. Dansand® is environmentally friendly and harmless to children and animals. For further information telephone 0845 858 6118 or email sales@dansand. The pre-set temperature of 46ºC makes them compliant – allowing for 2ºC . The enclosure is ideal for prestigious buildings and on sites where vandalism has been reported. Recessed “Built in” or Traditional Fireplace Suites with surround and hearth. ninety percent of Dansand® Joint Filling Sand will be quarried in the UK using kiln-dried silica sand and then combined with its patented ‘black box’ formulation to form the finished product. the latter of which can be configured using third-party equipment to unlock the enclosure door when the system is active. To ensure production and environmental costs are kept to a minimum. With Levolux’s 9000 series Fin System in place. the temperature at the outlet will remain stable.c-tec. The Levolux solution incorporated four rows of 400mm wide perforated. It has a long lifespan. Dansand® to launch. the system enhances the overall aesthetic of the buildings. reducing the need for air-conditioning. Tommy Walsh joined forces with Danish company. without having to calibrate on-site. C-TEC’s Sales Director commented: “Customer demand for this product is such that we have already received a huge amount of advance orders. fabricated aluminium Aerofoil Fins. With mitred corners. is weather resistant and has been tested to withstand up to ten years of permeated rain without reducing its weed inhibiting effect. All models are CE approved for Natural Gas or LPG/Propane and are available with Remote Control if required.the BF359/3CL cam lock kit or the BF359/3SL electromagnetic solenoid kit. For further information telephone 01325 301 020 or email sales@cvo. The fires offer 100 per cent energy-efficiency and reduced gas bills with running costs of around 7p/hour and heat outputs up to The Science of Solar Shading Levolux’s innovative Solar Shading solution was a perfect energy saving system for NAPP Pharmaceutical’s new offices in Cambridge Science Park and helps to maintain a cool. the structures benefit from huge reductions in solar heat gain. For further information telephone 01942 322 744 or visit www.5kW. stable and tight joints.product innovations Part G Solution Sirrus by Gummers has extended its range of thermostatic blending valves with the introduction of two new models. which in turn cuts energy costs throughout the year. Smart engineering also means that the valves will shut off in the event of hot or cold water failure offering peace of mind that even if water pressures or temperatures For further information telephone 0844 815 3125 or visit www. patios and driveways without using environmentally harmful herbicides. The patented formulation contains a growth inhibiting combination of dried silica sand and special minerals that have a naturally high pH value creating desert-like conditions to help prevent weed growth and germination in the sand. running around the perimeter of both the first and second floors. the BF359/3 brushed stainless steel enclosure has been specifically manufactured to enhance the appearance and safeguard ECU-8 disabled refuge controllers to ensure that they remain fully operational at all Specialist burner technology means that all of the flueless fires manufactured by CVO do not require a catalytic converter to clean the exhaust gases. For further information telephone 0208 863 9111 or visit Eco-Friendly Fires from CVO Fire CVO Fire has extending its range of energy-efficient flueless fires due to a major growth in demand as people look to reduce their gas bills and CO2 emissions. Charlotte Manley. The new T48 valves are available to fit 15mm and 22mm pipework to deliver safe temperature controlled water and protect the user from scalding. the Levolux system is virtually maintenance free.sirrusshowers. The enclosure requires one of two lock kits . The 15mm valve is also suitable for installation under a basin or bidet and both comply with BSEN 1111 and BSEN 1287 and with the maximum temperature of 48ºC that is also specified for baths and bidets in the Scottish Building Elegantly designed to add a touch of glamour to the interior of any building. a revolutionary new joint sand that prevents weeds from growing in newly laid or renovated block paving. Dansand® Joint Filling Sand is kiln-dried to make joint filling as easy as possible creating Architects Choice 19 .with the new Part G regulations which require that all baths in new dwellings are installed with a device to limit the temperature to 48ºC.

The with the finished structure being every bit as robust as the traditional steel girder method and it can be used where steels can be difficult to install – such as the timber frame construction houses – previously a difficult conversion detail. Schüco believes that an effective solar shading system such as Schüco ALB can contribute significantly to lowering demand for internal air-conditioning. In-built system controls for up to three secondary circuits operating at three different temperatures and with three different pumps means hot water circuits can be used for a calorifier for domestic hot water. safer and easier to install. QuietAir also features energy saving. clip on. Air flow rates of 75 m3/hr or 90 m3/hr may be selected at installation enabling the fan to be sized to the required demand particularly in larger washrooms. The powerful system for interior construction and renovation comes with a newly developed transmission featuring the patented QuickIN quick clamping system. unobtrusive. lighter weight. The whole process is quicker and less hazardous for the builder and a lot less disruptive for the homeowner. will revolutionise the loft conversion process for the builder and home owner alike. The FEIN SuperCut is designed for tough sawing and cutting applications in industry and manual trades. or alternatively. to be priced quickly and accurately. ordering and manufacture (using selfgenerated cutting sheets). 76kW and 100kW models. high efficiency impeller specially designed to work in combination with the aerodynam- ic flow straighter supplied to provide greater pressure development than equivalent fans. The 400 watt high-power motor enables the tool. Another helpful feature is the two speed mode. a three circuit header which has three pairs of connections (6 port). An electronic control with tacho generator maintains a constant speed even at high loads. longer un-supported span length and easier installation of services. The ILoft joist end support system has a registered system approval from the Local Authority Building Control. yet highly efficient ventilation in the home. The Milborne’s flue system has also been upgraded. The use of a ball bearing motor also extends fan life in excess of 40. QuietAir incorporates a new. offering greater flexibility to installers. thereby promoting the efficient use of energy and minimising a building’s carbon footprint in line with the company's Energy2 initiative: 'Saving Energy – Generating Energy.0 degrees. It requires no specialised knowledge of shading technology and one single program covers design. which does away with the need for installing steels into the roof space. The low loss header is now available in two sizes for connection to the secondary circuits. Results are location.5 times faster than any other oscillator on the market.and orientation-specific and if changes are made. For further information telephone 01494 525 252. There are five professional sets for the FEIN SuperCut Construction FSC 2. 20 Architects Choice . This National approval will facilitate in the specification of the product in loft conversions. A key benefit for social housing installations where long term reliability and low level maintenance and whole life costings are an important issue. to work around 3. The new and improved range of options ensures that ease of installation and optimum performance are guaranteed. Its extremely durable transmission achieves an impressively good oscillating motion of 2 x 2. wipe-clean cover that blends harmoniously with existing decor.product innovations A Revolutionary New Concept in Loft Conversions. The integral costing module allows designs. SUPERCUT CONSTRUCTION FEIN presents the new generation of FEIN SuperCut Construction. which has a pair of (flow & return) connections (2 port). which can be used for both passive and active Schüco ALB systems. There is a single circuit header.000 hours. Hamworthy has made improvements to the range.' For further information telephone 01908 282 111. For further information telephone 0845 450 2865. Furthermore.0 Q. is intuitive and simple to navigate. Pin Drop Sound The NEW QuietAir range from Airflow sets new standards for powerful. including those using bespoke profiles. It allows accessories to be quickly and conveniently changed or Wall Hung Boilers Transform Hamworthy’s Milborne wall hung condensing boilers have improved. Simpson Strong-Tie recently announced the launch of a revolutionary new engineered solution called I-Loft – designed to make loft conversions quicker. Milborne boilers offer a simple. The power transmission of the tool holder enables even better work progress than its predecessor. The kit takes care of all the hydraulic requirements for the primary system and guarantees correct flow across each boiler module at all times. costing. higher temperature circuits for radiators and fan coil units and low temperature circuits for underfloor heating. eco start technology. compact and powerful solution for wall hung boiler applications and are available in 38kW. and with a sound level of just 25 dB(A) you will hardly notice it is running. For further information telephone 01827 255 600 or visit www. it is extremely simple to re-edit the design to take account of new data. Elegance and style has not been overlooked with a discreet. 50kW. New factory-made primary circuit kits are available with a choice of low loss header with single or twin head pump options. For further information telephone 01327 308730. Easy Solar Shading Calculations Newly available from Schüco International is a specialist software package that enables designers to make best use of Schüco ALB solar shading systems by automatically computing the optimum shading configuration for a particular building and calculating its overall cost. It also has all the added benefits associated with I-bean construction – better soundproofing. The company believes the new I-Loft system. which provides particularly reliable results. each of which includes a specially coordinated range of accessories. To ensure they stay at the forefront of modern technology and customer demand.

the specialist workwear company.” For further information visit www. This means each tile is individual and produced using techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. The Thermaflow TH12/330U is the largest model in the range. They can be seen upon a huge range of projects. The best way to be sure that the tube is made in the UK is to ensure the tape around the tube carries both the Yorkex or Kuterlon brands and the Union Jack. Legendary Names in Hardwear Boots ‘Kodiak’ is now being introduced into the UK under the ‘Dickies’ banner. nylon webbing lacing with rust-proof metal eyelets. To emphasise this fact. For further information telephone 01908 282 111. whether used individually for a sleek uniformed look. via Dickies (UK) Limited. the vast majority of Yorkshire’s range is manufactured at its factory in Kirkby. rubber toe guards.alfalaval. breathable mesh lining and 200G Thinsulate insulation. steel. Approved by BSI British Standards and accredited to EN ISO 9002. providing up to three power showers simultaneously without the need for a booster pump. This important development utilises innovative isolator technology to improve insulation in the area between the inner structural profile and the outer pressure plate and cover For further information visit www. down to 0. To compliment any roof adorned by Keymer’s Traditional clay tiles. With Kodiak’s advanced ‘Evolution of Fit’ technology. the boilers achieve 99 per cent efficiency. PK mesh breathable lining and oil resistant rubber outer soles.yct. Following in the ‘Basswoods’ footsteps come both the ‘Cutlass’ and ‘Spartan’ boots with the addition of the revolutionary TPU Monolith shank stabilizer system for increased support and giving every single tile personal attention. Uf values for the Innovative Boiler The Thermaflow TH12/330U – is an innovative electric combination boiler that provides all the heat and hot water needed for a four bedroomed home can Architects Choice 21 . According to Thermal Innovations. at a fraction of the cost of other heating options.keymer. brazed heat exchanger from Alfa Laval to rapidly heat cold water when hot water is being drawn off.27 W/m²K with a 28 mm double-glazed unit.SI) versions delivering extremely low Uf values that will enable architects and specifiers to exceed existing insulation regulations and deliver buildings designed for a future in which emissions standards will be even tougher than those of Hand Made to Perfection Keymer’s Traditional hand made clay tiles are supplied in three distinct shades – Wealden Red. They provide an unrivalled appearance. a range of Traditional hips. Yorkshire Copper Tube’s UK Sales Director. As an example of what the Schüco . one of Europe’s largest producer of copper plumbing tubes. Keymer’s Traditional hand made clay tiles are hand tested to ensure all tiles meet with the company’s demanding level of quality. With a capacity of 330 litres. energy-efficient package. FW50+ and FW60+. For further information visit www. are now available in super-insulated (. said: “We have a long history in Kirkby and our factory has been manufacturing copper tube since 1950. ridges and valleys are also available. Built-in safety benefits include an oil resistant rubber outsole. is introducing a new tape design which will proudly feature the Union Jack. or mixed to produce the ideal colour blend to suit the project. and a steel toe and plate to standard CE EN ISO 20345. For further information telephone 01444 232 931 or visit www. The integration of a stainless steel internal pre-heat heat exchanger along with the Alfa Laval brazed plate heat exchanger provides mains pressure hot water at high flow rates. washing and still has plenty of power to spare. Stepping forward as one of the first Kodiak range products to be made available is the ‘Basswood’ lightweight. including screw influence.73 W/m²K with a 64 mm triple- glazed unit. the highest official standard in quality. both systems can accommodate double or triple glazing up to a maximum thickness of 64 mm. compression moulded.SI façades can achieve. puncture-resistant midsole plates. To produce the distinguished look – recognised throughout the UK and overseas – the production of these clay tiles is 100 per cent hand made. Antique and Elizabethan – the prestigious Traditional tile range ensures the client’s exact vision is met.product innovations Flying the Flag Yorkshire Copper Tube. lace-up boot featuring a waterproof membrane and Nubuck leather upper. The Thermaflow range consists of sixteen stainless steel unvented high efficiency electric combination boilers designed to provide central heating and hot water in a single. lightweight EVA mid sole. Liverpool. Super-Insulated Facade Two of Schüco's most popular façade systems. the footwear styles have in common. aluminium or composite toe caps with either steel or composite. Jack Wallace.dickiesworkwear. thus minimising heat loss. a factor often overlooked in thermal calculations. Anticipating government demands for ever-greater levels of insulation to combat carbon emissions. as well as a full scope of ornamental tiles made to order. all Yorkex and Kuterlon tube manufactured in the UK will in future be wrapped in branded tape featuring the Union Jack. Although an important part of the KME Group. it runs 10 radiators and two towel rails as well as providing lashings of hot water for bathing. lending a subtle beauty to each one.SI range from a typical 1. thanks to their unvented design and the imaginative use of a compact.

is a collection of low flow brassware. Specialist engineers from the BAFE SP203 accredited Lancashire-based company replaced the old fire alarm with an innovative C-TEC. Daikin Heat Pump and heat recovery ventilation equipment.stannahlifts. who generously offered to carry out all the work at a greatly reduced rate. In addition to agreeing a specially discounted price for the equipment supplied. Twyford has developed a signature bath that will hold only up to 140 litres. XFP analogue addressable fire alarm system featuring over 200 Hochiki devices. Solid State. the Midilift SL features Drying Hands the Green Way Vortex. Braver visitors can also touch some of the creatures and even tuck in to insectivorous ‘delicacies’ from around the world. is a unique patented spinning air technology dryer delivering low cost. For further information telephone 01942 322744 or visit www. Space Air recently offered assistance when approached regarding a need for improved environmental conditions in the Hospice’s main Therapy Suite and Conference Rooms. with a typical bath holding around 200litres of water.8 million refurbishment. This 2-stop vertical platform lift improves access for everyone in this £3. Importantly. rapid Drying (10 – 15 seconds). Benefits include. With Part G in The Flushwise dual flush WC collection is part of the new range and claims that it has the UK’s lowest flushing WC’s with an effective flush of three litres.spaceair. 97 per cent cost savings against paper towels. One of C-TEC’s highly versatile Quantec addressable call systems has also been installed to ensure the safety and security of residents. Furthermore. quieter Operation and two patents Granted. high efficiency. the lift helps premises’ owners meet the requirements of the DDA. driven by one of C-TEC’s revolutionary EN54-4 compliant 24V 3A power Space Air Aids Local Hospice For over 30 years. fast. helping to contribute to Part G of the building regulations. the bath also uses a great deal of water. on behalf of the Hospice. has been providing Specialist Palliative Care to adults facing the end of their life and to those who love and care for 22 Architects Choice . the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. increasing over-all carbon efficiency. According to Laurence McKeown of Solid State.c-tec. games and simulated natural environments. the lift operates within its own structure-supported enclosure and fullyglazed shaft. 1 pending. The new wing of the building has 12 sounder modules. 950 Watts only (Lowest carbon footprint). with a ramp to ease entry and exit to the rear of the ground floor. Finished in matt grey to complement the décor. Guildford based air conditioning and heat pump specialists. The regenerative heating technique replaces the conventional heating elements & uses minimum energy consumption. compelling cost savings (40%-80%).uk is fitted with two addressable call points to enable patients to call for assistance when required. the fact that the power supply complied with the standards was vital. the Vortex is the lowest carbon foot-print dryer in its class. designed to ensure that optimum year round comfort conditions could be maintained. which involved enlisting the services of top electrical installation company. longer lasting (10x Life) five year warranty. quieter drying.savortex. Each room CLEVER WATER CONSUMPTION RANGE Twyford Bathrooms has created a range of water saving bathroom products in light of the recent revision of the Building Regulations Part G on water usage. recruited support from local air conditioning installation contractors – Green Tech Environmental. constant-pressure buttons and joystick. Water consumption is not only limited to the toilet. it helps the public to participate fully in all its interactive For further information telephone 01264 339090. antibacterial coating and more hygienic.product innovations The Stannah Bug Housed in a Grade 1 listed historic building at Liverpool’s Albert C-tec Installation A host of C-TEC’s UK-manufactured life-safety products are now safeguarding Hawksyard Priory. Surrey. incorporating a flow restricting double click technology. For further information telephone 0207 847 4091 or visit www. Twyford Bathrooms hopes to be able to help developers meet their targets with this new Last year the home underwent further renovation. slip-resistant floor and sensitive safety edge that will stop the lift automatically should an obstacle impede it. the Aquations range by Twyford. the BugWorld Experience has made a very natural selection in a Stannah Midilift SL to help visitors with compromised mobility discover the venue’s creepy-crawly attractions. who managed the entire project. Space Air selected and supplied a range of top quality. Not only will this reduce your electricity bill.twyfordbathrooms. For further information visit www. For further information telephone 01483 504 883 or visit www. or visit www. saving money as well as reducing the impact on the environment and producing the industry’s lowest heat emissions. From buggy-pushers to wheelchair-users. Ideal for improving access to public buildings. regardless of occupancy levels. a magnificent nursing home tucked away in the heart of Staffordshire. Space Air.

Iconic and water-saving The VOLA HV1 was designed in 1968 for the National Bank of Denmark by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. the T555 also makes sound economic sense. pre-set temperature (with a pre-set temperature of a maximum 46°C).bemiseurope. The latest innovation over the previous L555 is the ability to turn off the water supply in seconds at the body of the tap. The seat has added stability as the hinge makes a continuous connection and is also designed in a contemporary Performa T555 The innovative Performa T555 heralds the arrival of the next generation of dual-control thermostatic bath and shower mixers from Pegler public utilities. The many different valve options offered by VOLA enable the specifier to select the configuration most suitable for the Ideos Trensetter Designed in conjunction with the School of Architecture in Germany (PBSA) Ideos is a trendsetting heating product with striking visual effect. and a Changing Places facility including Clos-o-Mat ‘wash and dry’ toilet. Thus is can be used as a traditional VOLA 1968 . Ideos is available in two widths and a selection of heights providing a perfect solution to any heating and space requirement. mobility or balance are compromised. For further information telephone 020 7580 7722. backed up by outstanding strength and durability. simply by using the dedicated isolation key. if pressure is maintained. The great strength of the T555 is its built in versatility. The smooth clean lines of the seat combine with the antibacterial properties that have been assured by Duraguard Hygienic Plus protection and on top of all of this. quiet room. For further information telephone 01536 400 004 or email marketing@kermi. The Art House. even to the detail of toileting. which has all the benefits of easy cleaning. eliminating any visible hardware and any concerns about cleaning. an innovative ‘guide rail’ to help visually impaired people navigate the building. The responsibility for water and the need for a bathroom as a place for recuperation and relaxation should not contradict one another. Bemis uses 100 per cent recycled wood which is certified by Smartwood Rediscovered cm. allowing it to be used in social housing. as a result they lasts for generations. The integrated thermostatic valve as illustrated is pure design perfection. the douching and drying. A clear design statement. It is the only unit of its kind to carry WRAS approval. or without the need to ‘wipe clean’. the seat is incredibly easy to install. anti-scald performance has been designed and developed to eliminate any possibility of scalding by mixing hot and cold water at a safe. The star shaped geometry harmonizes perfectly with modern bathroom design and is certain to fit perfectly in any sophisticated bathroom display. The shortage of drinking water tops the list of environmental problems. whilst optimising hygiene and independence. combined with minimal effort. Other popular features include dual thermostatic technology to give precise flow and temperature control and the easy to use handles with clear. For further information visit www. while delivering excellent flow rates and works even where pressure is low. Xcite is the latest in the moulded-wood American Innova line and is impermeable to water and guaranteed against splitting and cracking. With VOLA you can have Art Providing BluePrint Inclusivity An innovative concept for creating and exhibiting art equally accessed by disabled and non-disabled people has taken inclusivity to new levels. The T555’s thermostatic. a unique project based in Wakefield has opened its doors to provide 12 studios for resident artists.product innovations Xcite Exceptional Hinge Design Bemis introduces the latest model in their range of ultra-hygienic seats. and. community studio. Conscious water consumption is an absolute necessity in our modern world. if manual dexterity. commercial and domestic properties and a whole variety of other markets and applications. For further information telephone 0800 783 3687 or visit www. a three-bedroomed flat for visiting artists. As well as being safe and versatile.pegleryorkshire. enabling legal connection to the mains water supply. but comfort and usability in both bathrooms and kitchens is just as important. Total Hygiene’s Clos-o-Mat Palma toilet looks like a modern WC. The Xcite (6600XC) is a sleek model that has a unique hinge. it is available in the full range of Kermi fashion colours including the latest metallic finishes all of which can be co-ordinated with Kermi Shower Enclosure profiles for a fully integrated design. Key features of the facilities are extra-wide corridors. A star is born. For further information telephone 0161 969 1199. and the taps are produced from the best quality material. Today more than 40 years later it is still chosen by young architects for their new The design is Iconic. the geometrical symmetry is irresistible and guaranteed to catch the eye of many discerning designers and clients. which need to be resolved. meetings rooms and offices. This is sustainable design and in line with the aspirations to be discussed by government representatives from 170 countries at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. two studios for short term let. Architects Choice 23 . Pressure on the flush pad triggers the flushing. 0800 374 076 or email info@clos-o-mat. bold markings makes the T555 perfect for people with special needs to use. but includes integral douche and drier.

For further information telephone 01623 415 900. The Next Generation of Street Lighting As a responsible lighting manufacturer. For further information telephone 0845 601 1283 or email lighting. cycle-ways. Safer Street Lighting The London Borough of Barnet has been put under increasing pressure from the government to meet energy saving targets. especially steel and aluminium. 54 LED. 72 LED. as well as animated a purpose designed LED lantern for street and general amenity applications. Each LED light source is positioned within an individual mirrored reflector housing for precise optical control and minimal glare. For further information telephone 01582 501 399 or visit www. Barnet submitted a request for funding to replace more than 17. Unlike conventional high-output 24 Architects Choice . WRTL were invited to demonstrate Stela. the LEDs provide the centre’s operators with the opportunity to create a range of scenes. LED-in utilises the Osram Golden Dragon Walk of Light Based in their popular FASERFIX® SUPER KS 100 channels. With this in mind Kingfisher are pleased to announce the launch of LED-in. Ta=25°C). It is linked to a Pharos LPC40 control system. Stela is manufactured using a large proportion of recycled materials. Sales Director at Hauraton explains. residential street lighting and general amenity lighting with a mounting height range of 4m to 8m. LED lighting system into all the gratings offered in the KS range. courtyards and walkways. giving increased light output in a smaller space and a wider spread of light. EYE CATCHING LUMINAIRES A major extension to St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff has included the use of iColor Flex SLX LED luminaires from Philips Lighting in an illuminated wall running the length of the escalators linking the refurbished centre with the new St David’s 2 development to the South.000 hour service life with a six year cleaning cycle and virtually no other maintenance requirements. the new downlight consumes only 16W and achieves an efficacy of up to 59 lumens per circuit watt. The RXD2 is based on an innovative multi-chip LED light source. a next generation luminaire that provides a white light capable of reducing CO2 emissions by up to 65 per cent compared to traditional solutions and provides high energy savings without the need to dim or switch off during the night. Kingfisher take their environmental implications seriously and actively encourage sustainable lighting solutions. the LED elements come pre-assembled into the gratings and are securely connected together with watertight plugs. Architainment worked closely with the design team in building mock-up panels to determine the optimum or visit www. the Government Office for London has provided extra Public Finance Initiative (PFI) funds for street lighting schemes to improve safety and reduce crime. Effective thermal management is provided by proven pure-water heat-pipe cooling which easily exceeds the Building Regulations requirement of 45 lumens per circuit watt for commercial lighting (Part L2) as well as the lower requirement of 40 lumens per circuit watt for residential lighting (Part L1). The LEDs can be set to any colour from the RGB (Red Green Blue) spectrum allowing endless coloured effects for the urban landscape designer to exploit”. Known as the RXD2. The system provides aesthetic illumination at ground level for public areas such as leisure facilities. which transfers heat away from the back of the LED source to the cooling fins. For further information telephone 0121 521 1234 email sales@wrtl. Supplied by Value Added Reseller Architainment.500 streetlights and 3.products: lighting Compliant Downlight Cooper Lighting has expanded its range of Axent LED downlights with the introduction of a new model that delivers energy savings of over 54 per cent when used in place of a 1 x 32W or 2 x 18W compact fluorescent luminaire. Incorporating high specification components including military specification drivers and solid state control. individually addressable LED nodes spaced 100mm apart. “Even the frequency and duration of the colour display can be set remotely for the whole channel run. 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It is quicker and more cost effective than arbitration or litigation. The Act introduces one very useful power for contractors who have not been paid. valuation of instalments and giving notice as to what is payable. The Act only applies where the construction contract is in writing. Of course major forms of building contract have detailed procedures for valuation. Adjudication is a dispute resolution process for the construction industry which has been described by one judge as "… a summary and at times blunt instrument for resolution of disputes…" Adjudication is a mandatory procedure by which any party to a construction contract can have any dispute determined. or no effective withholding notice has been served. He left Local Government to join a private practice as the Assistant Chief Legal Officer of a large District Council. more usually. To gain protection.What Rights do I have By Keith Thompson for Payment? The importance of quick payment has led to The Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the Act) which has been enacted together with the Scheme for Construction Contracts (the Scheme). Likewise. Keith Thompson is a Partner at Vanderpump & Sykes Solicitors and Chairman of UK200 Property & Construction Group W hen a contractor agrees to carry out works. failure to make provision for interim payments means he has to complete the whole of the work before entitlement to payment. Abatement will almost certainly relate to defective works which. particularly in relation to payment claims. the contractor may suspend the works if 7 days notice of suspension has been given. When the employer has a right to set-off it is now necessary to serve a withholding notice specifying the amount of the set-off and grounds upon which it is based before the payment is 26 Architects Choice . Many in the construction industry believe that a payment certificate is as good as cash. UK200Group does not provide client services and it does not accept responsibility or liability for the acts or omissions of its members. If the contract has no provision then the Scheme implies provisions for payment by instalments.the last word The last WORD I’m a Contractor . Keith Thompson was articled in Local Government and spent many years working in numerous Local Authority Legal Departments. interim payments and the issue of interim certificates. including the right to be paid. will be taken into account in the valuation of the works prior to the issue of the payments certificate. A vigilant contractor should now have less chance of suffering abuse of process and crippling constriction of cash flow. Probably the most fundamental change which the Act and the Scheme have brought about is in the introduction of adjudication. make sure the agreement with your employer is clearly evidenced in writing. due. The provisions do not apply to a construction contract with a residential occupier relating to a dwelling. Adjudication is now widely used. the members of UK200Group are separate and independent legal entities. This has never been true. If work is suspended lawfully the date for completion of the works is extended. If a sum due has not been paid in full. ■ UK200Group is an association of separate and independently owned and managed accountancy firms and lawyer firms. Adjudication has reduced the risk of abuse by employers raising spurious setoffs to deny early payment. The Act and the Scheme apply only to construction contracts. The courts will not enforce a payment certificate when there is a defence to that payment which normally takes the form of a set-off or abatement. The Act changes this for construction contracts which have a period in excess of 45 days. and as such each has no responsibility or liability for the acts or omissions of other members. which address some of the perceived anomalies and abuses inherent in the way the law affected payments in the construction industry. Philips .com comar delivers VAN Affordable www. please call Mark Hickey on 01733 552159 or email MSc Digital Architectural Design www. manufacture and use of architectural hardware allied fittings” ‘Intelligent heating’ “The most effective supplier of timber to Guide YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB! “Promoting sustainable forest management” www. timber to masonry and timber to metal connectors in Europe” 0800 3999 9969 Probably the best A/V cable in the world .com To feature your web site in the web ‘sense and simplicity’ and delivering innovative lighting “Leading pioneers in the