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Title: Eco Bridge Design Spans Continents As Well As Centuries Location: London University: Kingston University
Title: Atkins To Design Waterfront Huarong Hengqin Tower In Zhuhai Location: China Architect: Atkins
Atkins has been appointed to design the Huarong Hengqin Tower in Zhuhai, China. Atkins’ architecture and urban design studio was selected by the developer Huarong Real Estate through a design competition, to provide an eye-catching and modern design which specifically responds to the site and the environment. This mixed-use development contains accommodation for a 5-star hotel, international grade-A offices and top brand retail facilities. It will be one of the first buildings to be constructed as part of the large masterplan for the new economic zone of Hengqin Island District. This development benefits from a prime location facing the waterfront only a few hundred metres from the worldfamous tourist Cotai strip in Macau. Atkins’ design director, Ian Milne, said: “The towers are orientated to provide hotel guests and office users with stunning views of significant landmarks in Macau, while respecting the development potential and view corridors of adjacent sites.”
As the cherry blossoms burst into bloom in Japan this spring, thirdyear architecture students at London’s Kingston University put on a spectacular display of their own with a Japanese-inspired building project. Inspired by the iconic five-arch design of the Kintaikyo Bridge in western Japan, the students recreated a 1:3 scale version of one section of the famous landmark. While the original is often photographed amid the bright spring cherry blossoms, Kingston’s tribute to this early architectural enterprise captured the imagination representing the University’s architects at the world’s largest show for sustainable design, Ecobuild, in London’s Docklands in March. “In a time before mechanisation, the original Japanese craftsmen were working by hand without modern tools and techniques,” architecture lecturer Takeshi Hayatsu, who has been leading the Kingston project with senior lecturer Tim Gough, said. “The original 17th Century design is a great example of architectural innovation because subsequent repairs and rebuilds over the centuries enhanced and simplified the magnificent structure each time.” Almost 700 metres of sustainable spruce was donated to the project by Scottish timber merchant James Jones and Sons to create the 12 metre structure. “Cutting it themselves, handling the length and weight of the wood and working out the sequence of pieces have all been important parts of the learning experience,” Mr Hayatsu explained. “It’s not just about exploring the design and the shape, it’s about understanding the constraints of the design too. What’s possible on paper is often just the starting point for innovation once someone starts building a structure.” Located in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture in western Japan, the Kintaikyo Bridge is an arched design and because of this shape it uses less material than other constructions to span great distances. “Because the small components of our bridge could be cut by hand, there is very little waste,” Tim Gough explained. “Architects today
need to consider their use of resources more and more, and so the students were encouraged to make their work as efficient as possible. The Japanese craftsmen worked with this ethic and it remains an important lesson for our students today.” The final-year architects were given 10 days to make all the pieces in the workshops at Kingston University’s Knights Park campus. Student Miles Borg was nominated as project manager. “While we enjoyed planning our own versions of the bridge, actually getting to build one that could take the weight of people walking on it was a real challenge,” the 21 year old said. “Being able to throw ourselves into a project like this with a tight deadline and limited resources has really focussed our attention on problem solving. When we came across an obstacle, it was great to get the team together to work out a solution,” he said. Mr Hayatsu, who is from Okayama in Japan, contacted the Kintai World Heritage organisation in Japan to let them know about his students’ plans to build a replica of the bridge. “They supplied the students with access to their archive of historic drawings, plans and photographs to help them with their work,” he explained. “The original bridge is incredibly important historically, culturally and architecturally, and it is hoped the site will achieve world heritage status in the future.” The Kingston University architects’ bridge was on show at Ecobuild at London’s Excel Centre in the Docklands from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 March. Postgraduate architecture students also exhibited their design for a new addition to the University’s Stanley Picker Gallery made from Portuguese cork oak blocks.
Title: New York Hotel Bedroom Contract Is An “American Dream” For Scots Designer Location: New York Designer: Morag Macpherson
Scottish designer Morag Macpherson has won a contract, worth a five-figure sum, with the soon to be completed Union Square Hotel in Midtown New York City to design bedroom headboard panels for its 178 rooms. The innovative fabric panels will be reversible and showcase a brand new design for each season giving hotel guests a room with a breathtaking view all year round. Glasgow-born Morag designed the panels at her studio in Kircudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, for the hotel which is due to open in June this year on 4th Avenue. The panels will be printed in the UK before being manufactured in Italy. She said: “The Union Square Hotel will be a contemporary and luxurious building in the heart of New York, and the owners wanted something stylish and unique to reflect this. My designs depict each season and hotel staff can change the headboard throughout the year. The panels will provide an ideal centrepiece for each room and bring together a riot of colour with overlapping patterns and motifs taken from my ‘Masculine and Feminine in Nature’ collection.” Morag won the contract at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in 2010, when she met Vennie Lau from VLDG Inc. (www.vldg.com) who thought her designs would be an ideal fit for the new hotel project. Cathy Black, head of textiles, Scottish Enterprise, said: “It is fantastic to think that thousands of visitors to New York will soon be able to enjoy Morag’s creations, and it is a great advertisement for the quality of textiles talent on offer in Scotland”.
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Title: New 462 Home Development Bolsters Stepney Green Regeneration Location: London Developer: First Base
This week sees the completion of the first apartment, which will be used to set exemplary quality standards, in a new £70m development by East Thames Group and First Base in Stepney Green. Sandwiched between Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Limehouse, it is hoped that the new development designed by Levitt Bernstein, will help bring the area out of the shadows of its better-known neighbours. The first of the 462 homes, which will be built in three urban blocks around landscaped courtyards, are due to be available in December 2012. Almost half will be available on the open market, with the other half offered for shared ownership and affordable rent. According to East Thames director of development and asset management, Geoff Pearce: “The homes are being built to the highest standard and building on the character of the area. They will be generously sized, have extensive outdoor space and exceptional fittings like quartz work tops in the kitchens. But real quality is about getting the details right – good lighting, quality finishes, seamless painting – and this benchmark apartment is spot on, setting the tone for the rest of the homes.” First Base director Barry Jessup, commented: “The area represents fantastic value for money, and is one of the last uncovered gems on the eastern fringe of the city. But it’s unlikely to stay that way for long. We’ve seen the evolution of Shoreditch and Hackney based on both housing developments and the boom in technology and creative industries. We believe this housing development is just one of the catalysts for a similar trend in Stepney Green.” Working with contractor Wates Living Space, the scheme will meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and be built using modern construction methods to ensure the on-budget delivery of high quality homes. The scheme is being delivered as part of the wider £200m regeneration of the Ocean Estate, which is being led by the East Thames Consortium in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council. The regeneration project, which has been funded through the sale of sites for new housing and a £42m Homes and Communities Agency grant, completes in 2014. It will see over 1,200 social rented homes refurbished, 819 new homes built, and significant improvements to landscaping and community facilities in the area. East Thames is also working with its partners to offer employment, training and involvement opportunities to local residents.
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com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 3 www. In April 2012. but just like concrete or steel.co. are set to be the foundation of the UK’s recovery.7 per cent of projects on programme and on cost.buildinginnovations. and is also protecting some of the iconic 2012 Olympic facilities. 1. DRICON has a fully-approved listing on London Underground’s product register for underground and aboveground projects.portanews. There was particular interest in Smart’s message of sustainable building solutions which corresponded well with the theme of the exhibition. Arch Timber Protection’s water-based fire retardant. professional services and construction. will celebrate 25 years of continuous British Board of Agrément (BBA) accreditation. Greenstar 1.co. occupants of buildings and structures that use timber for all or part of their construction.co.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 2 www. www.THE BOOK/NEWS TRAC Smarts Delighted With Ecobuild Leading aluminium systems company Smart Architectural Aluminium reports that their first year exhibiting at the Ecobuild Exhibition has been a huge success. with sales of between £5m and £500m. theatres and airports. quick lead times Tel. This accolade put Portakabin in the top 15 per cent of all companies in the UK and Ireland for financial stability.uk/card A new versatile track suspension system.buildinginnovations. Visitors were particularly interested to learn that 50% of the aluminium billet used by Smart is recycled aluminium.buildinginnovations. Arch has classification reports from independent certification organisations for a wide range of species and thicknesses of timber for a number of different end uses. giving mobility & flexibility to the presentation of graphics.shopkit. Key to the success of Portakabin has been its unrivalled track record of delivering buildings for both interim and permanent use – on time and on budget.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 1 www.co. DRICON is applied by vacuum-pressure impregnation in factorycontrolled conditions.0W/m²K U Value window. which has been used to protect solid timber and timber panels for more than 30 years worldwide. and is suitable for interior and weather protected exterior situations.com . Email.co. is the only BBA-approved fire retardant protection for timber. Evolution heritage window and Smart Wall thermal shop front screen and door systems all receiving a great deal of enquires. design & build services.uk/card Passmores Academy in Essex is one of the latest projects to include Dricon fire retardant protection’ Standard & custom made items. 01923 818280 . firstname.lastname@example.org privately-owned and Alternative Investment Market-listed companies were identified as having shown strong resilience during the recession. Smart also discussed with attendees their aim of achieving a carbon neutral production operation through pursuing sustainable power generation.smartsystems. it can be open to the threat of fire.buildinginnovations.com MADE IN THE UK . retail. it has delivered an unprecedented 99. In the survey. IT. available in single or multi-track versions DRICON Celebrates 25 Years Of BBA Accreditation Timber is a valuable and versatile building material.uk/card Portakabin Identified As One Of Britain’s ‘Brightest Businesses’ Portakabin has been listed as one of Britain’s Brightest Businesses in the Telegraph 1000 – a celebration of companies that have thrived in the economic storm and as star performers. designers and most important of all.archtp. DRICON. www. in sectors as diverse as farming.uk/card ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 4 www. hospitals. giving confidence and reassurance of long-term and safe fire protection to the contractors. Smarts showcased key commercial products at the exhibition with the Alitherm 800 WER A rated window. to confirm customers’ confidence in the fire retardant properties. As well as BBA accreditation. shelving & clothing displays. DRICON. This recognition follows the award to Portakabin of the coveted top rating by Dun & Bradstreet – an internationally-recognised indicator of the low risk and high creditworthiness of the company. 01923 818282 08 ISSUE 2 2012 . Fax. www. It has been used in schools.co. sliding panels. www. Over the past eight years.
com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 5 www. MD Malcolm Cake said: “The VEKA system is highly respected and we are now able to offer South Coast installers the choice of a local VEKA fabricator.” Window Warehouse has a broad offering of styles in the Matrix 70 system. including ivory and black foils ex-stock. High on the agenda was the forthcoming technical conference which is to be held on Wednesday. Companies are invited to join once they can demonstrate that they have the minimum required plant and undertake the correct specified testing procedures as outlined in the Qualicoat standard. NBS Specifications. Further information will be available shortly on the associations website. email your design and Comar can provide feasibility and budget costs.vekauk.uk or simply call on 020 8685 9685 to organise a meeting with your regional Comar Consultant.buildinginnovations. The project also utilises the Reflectatherm vapour control layer and Reflectashield-TF 0.THE BOOK/NEWS Housing Innovation Showcase The 2012 Housing Innovation Showcase in Dunfermline is a joint project conducted by Fife Council and Kingdom Housing Association to test and showcase innovative housing solutions.uk. MacDermid supply a range of systems which pretreat architectural aluminium prior to powder coating. all with concealed vents to the CWCT’s Sequence B test regime at a design safety pressure of 3600Pa. The standard continues to offer specifiers of architectural powder coating complete compliance with all current national standards and regulations.co.org. Copies of the Qualicoat standard are available through the UK association website together with an up to date list of manufacturers and applicators at www. We have been in the business 25 years and already have a good name throughout Portsmouth. 010 ISSUE 2 2012 .uk/card Qualicoat Meet At MacDermid The first members meeting of 2012 was held at pre-treatment specialists MacDermid in Birmingham. completing a comprehensive system-based approach to enhanced energy performance. MacDermid specialise in protective coatings for a wide range of industries which also includes automotive products.co. contact projects@parksidegrp. The A.uk/card ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 8 www.15. Hampshire and the South Coast for our manufacturing quality and customer service.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 6 www. The Housing Innovation showcase exhibition runs from 14th May – 1st June www. 2sided structural glazing and capped curtain walling.comar-alu. If you require bespoke profiles. Syntha Pulvin and anodising such as Sandalor. www.qualicoatuki. We are proud that we can now add the excellent Matrix 70 to our offering. This data is collected on visits made to the interested companies by Qualicoat's independent texting company EXOVA based in Manchester. The Farlington-based company is fabricating the supplier’s Matrix 70 system and can now support its installers to apply for Network VEKA membership in their own right. The test has the added benefit of being witnessed and audited by the CWCT.housinginnovationshowcase. One of the main focuses of the meeting was the draft Qualicoat specification. windows. Proctor Group and Energyflo InsulationTechnologies have delivered 2 and 3 bedroom general needs houses using the revolutionary Jablite Dynamic Frame insulation system. Key notes this season include downloadable CAD details. By channelling incoming ventilation air through the building fabric.comar-alu. there are a further 5 potential members who are seeking membership of Qualicoat UK & Ireland.co.co. Proctor Group.co. Demanding designs are backed up with exceptional tested reassurance.uk The new range of Comar aluminium profiles launches today at www.co. one installer customer has already joined and we will be happy to support any others wanting to do the same. Since we were accepted as a Network VEKA fabricator. World renowned Taywood Engineering has completed its testing of Comar 6EFT 4sided. colours and finishes from RAL. close to Junction 1 of the M5.uk/card Window Warehouse Goes VEKA And Network Portsmouth trade fabricator Window Warehouse has been accepted as a member of Network VEKA after going over to the VEKA system.buildinginnovations. in a 140mm stud. the Dynamic Frame system allows the timber frame walls to meet u-values of 0. Held on 8th March. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 7 www.buildinginnovations. 20th June at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. New additions include finishes from Interpon.73 breather membrane. ground floor framing and doors.co. this will replace the current version later in 2012.buildinginnovations. also supplied by the A. For further information. as well as the added benefit of our Network VEKA membership. version 13. As a member of Qualicoat UK & Ireland. On the topic of membership. with no increase in wall depth. testing to CWCT Sequence B and the very latest colours and finishing technology for Comar’s aluminium curtain walling.uk/card Lights Camera Action Details Colours Downloads www.co. their Elements and Fusion collections ensure the very latest coatings are available at your fingertips. Accentuate façades with a palette of over 400 different textures. membership was represented by almost 40 delegates for the main business meeting. Simply click on and register on the ‘Comar Partner’ tab to download typical design details or create your own facade from over 700 aluminium profiles. 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solar PV and thermal and wind power in addition to air and ground sourced heat pumps. The City of London is committed to using environmentally friendly materials and Bona’s green credentials confirmed our choice. While air conditioning requires large volumes of cooled air to replace the hot air. In cooling mode. a training and conference facility demonstrating all aspects of renewable energy generation and sustainable building methods. will agree.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 9 www. is one of the country's foremost land-based educational establishments. The carpet and plywood beneath was removed to reveal rubber studded tiles which.timoleon. as part of the fabric of the Tower.buildinginnovations. EaRTH is so well insulated and the Timoleon system so efficient. the College boasts the very latest in facilities and equipment linked to a forward looking attitude to all aspects of agriculture and allied subjects. since the comparatively low operating temperature of under-floor heating is ideal for use with renewable energy. set in rural Devon yet within 20 minutes of the centre of Exeter. EaRTH's buildings offer a comfortably cool atmosphere even in the hottest of summer months. The finish was specified by a City of London Building Surveyor.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 10 www. The EaRTH centre. insulation board and plywood were installed and the Oak planks were then secret nailed into place with the perimeter boards being stuck down with Bona’s silane based adhesive. It will also showcase rainwater harvesting systems. www. R850. The new boards were then sanded to a 120 grit finish and one coat of Bona’s Prime Classic applied. a far more energy efficient alternative to air conditioning. the further aim is to educate the wider community in 'green' methods. Timoleon's Surface Cooling absorbs the sun's radiant energy before the air in the room has the chance to become unpleasantly warm. www. waterborne 100% polyurethane finish. Timoleon's sophisticated controls switch the system from heating to cooling modes.THE BOOK/FLOORS THE BOOK/FLOORS Timoleon Provides The Basics For Bicton College's 'EaRTH Centre' Bicton College. had already recommended we use a Bona varnish and.300 metres of polybutylene pipe in damp sand beneath the subfloor. heat from the pipes is reflected upwards from the insulation sheet. She explained “I specified Bona Traffic Anti-Slip as events are held on both walkways and I was concerned that drink/ food spillage on the Oak floor could cause someone to slip. New battens. optimising warmth for the room above. with reduced CO2 emissions and at a fraction of the cost. In this way the building is cooled without the need for any refrigeration equipment. the design team decided on the Timoleon Staple System to supply below floor warmth evenly throughout the two buildings. carbon neutral needless to say. While suitable courses are already being designed for the college's students. Their latest project is the establishment of the Environmental and Rural Technologies Hub (EaRTH). Silkmatt and Anti Slip) offer the most durable finish of all Bona’s lacquers and are therefore recommended for areas such as the bridge walkways where extreme resistance to wear is required.buildinginnovations. A two component. who was looking for a highly durable finish with anti-slip properties. which is part of Bicton College. Equally naturally only renewable energy is being harnessed to provide heating and hot water for the centre and. especially through school visits. Traffic Anti Slip delivers a highly durable surface in addition to anti-slip properties conforming to DIN standard 51130 –R10. The walkways are now used as a venue for sophisticated corporate events and wedding receptions. three coats of Traffic Anti Slip were applied according to the specification.co. The Timoleon system has a surprising double life as a Surface Cooling System. In this way the 'heating system' cools by absorbing radiant energy instead of emitting it. grey water systems and reed bed filtration. Bailey and Taylor sourced character grade English Oak planks and recommended using a lacquer from Bona’s range to deliver the required look and performance. after doing my own research. The result is a perfect indoor environment whatever the season. have to be retained. We also wanted a natural look and we were reassured that we would achieve this using Traffic. When in use. All versions of Bona Traffic (Matt. Stewart Taylor of the flooring contractors. that the energy absorbed in the building is simply dissipated by a loop of 1. It is expected that around 10.” The walkways had been carpeted until this year a decision was made by the Surveyors to find a floorcovering which would give a long term saving and would look more stylish.bona. Traffic Anti Slip is supplied in a matt finish with a reflective value of just 25% which means the floor maintains a natural look even after the lacquer has been applied. When the outside 014 ISSUE 2 2012 Walking Safely Above London Bona Traffic Anti-Slip lacquer has been used to finish and protect the new wooden floors in the two aerial walkways on Tower Bridge. it seemed that Traffic Anti-Slip was just what we required. which is well isolated from the heated area.uk/card ISSUE 2 2012 015 .co. Finally. A total of 480m² of oak flooring was fitted in the two walkways and the job was finished four days ahead of schedule. Prime Classic helps give a wooden surface a well-bodied appearance and also reduces the risk of sidebonding due to its flexibility. Bailey & Taylor.uk/card atmosphere demands it.000 visitors will pass through the EaRTH's doors every year. cool water is circulated through the heating pipes.co. The walkways are used by the public in high numbers and the high durability offered by Traffic again made it ideal for this type of use. Bicton College's EaRTH centre will demonstrate energy sources that include biomass. has been created around two underused farm buildings on Home Farm. The Timoleon Staple System is simple and can be rapidly laid even in awkward areas as Fords of Sidmouth the local firm used for this installation. Centred in a lovely Georgian manor house overlooking a landscaped park and lake.
With a wider range of textile and resilient floor coverings in a convenient tile format than any other manufacturer. warmth. Completing the range of modular flooring solutions offered by Forbo is the Flotex tile range – a truly unique range of flocked floor tiles combining the attributes of textile flooring with the benefits of a resilient.uk/card 016 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 017 .forbo-flooring.uk/modularity ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 11 www. They also allow refurbishments to be carried out with the minimum of financial outlay and fuss. colourways and technical specifications to meet all requirements. For areas of a building calling for the aesthetic appeal. Compared with floor coverings supplied in sheet format. the range of design possibilities for the creative specifier is infinite. Because Forbo’s ranges are specifically colour co-ordinated for integration. Forbo offers Marmoleum tiles. hygienic properties and ease of cleaning associated with resilients are needed. Forbo is keen to demonstrate how the flexibility of the modular concept can be exploited to create fully integrated and beautifully colour co-ordinated floor schemes. As Marketing Manager Julie Dempster explains: “Modular flooring offers aesthetic.buildinginnovations. and with the wide range of products we offer and the ingenious way in which our designers have integrated our colour palettes. acoustics and underfoot comfort of a textile floor covering. Forbo offers an exceptional range of design-led tufted and cut pile carpet tiles in its Tessera and Westbond ranges. Modular floor coverings are a logical choice for the modern working environment with access flooring.co. Where the smooth appearance.THE BOOK/FLOORS THE BOOK/FLOORS Forbo Takes A Modular Approach To Floor Design Forbo Flooring Systems is celebrating the benefits of ‘modularity’ and encouraging customers to explore the design potential and creative freedom offered by its tile based flooring solutions. Flex Design loose lay vinyl tiles and Allura LVT tiles and ‘planks’. Within these individual product ranges are aesthetic styles. with colours and patterns selected to blend or contrast as desired. which has to be lifted periodically.co. its textile and resilient floor tiles can be mixed and matched across a floor scheme. practical and economic benefits. tiles will usually generate a lot less installation waste and can generally be fitted more rapidly. A modular flooring solution is ideal where the brief calls for the installation of various flooring types with different attributes. Multiple tile sizes and formats offer even more design flexibility.” www. They can be rotated within an area to extend the lifespan of the installation and can be replaced in isolation allowing localised damage to be rectified with minimum financial outlay.
The channel is of 304 standard stainless steel and the trap of durable polypropylene. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 12 www.58l/s (DN 40) and a double safe odour proof cover • Provides easy access for the disabled and elderly • Drains available in a range of designs and colours ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 13 www.THE BOOK/FLOORS THE BOOK/FLOORS Dural UK Ltd. Eight different visible length dimensions from 300 to 1150 mm with a frame height of 11 mm cater for differing individual wishes and structural requirements. has the priceless advantage that it can be supplied in made to measure lengths leaving no joins to offend the discerning eye. TI-LINE consists solely of four components and can be combined to fit any situation. CeraLine Plan W. Dural also provide DURABASE WP – waterproofing for walls and DURABASE sealing tape for matting junctions and sealing wall and corner junctions. www. While the large scale effects of the very best in architecture and interior design are what will be remembered by visitors to One Hyde Park. one of the leading names throughout Europe for bathroom drainage systems. The drains come in various designs and finishes and are commonly used in fitness centres. homes for the elderly and disabled and increasingly in private housing. the "Square" polished stainless steel grate included in the complete set has a stylish chrome finish that matches all chrome-plated bathroom fittings.buildinginnovations. hospitals. the new apartment complex is in four high rise ‘pavilions’ angled to attract maximum light into all parts of the buildings. however.duraluk.co. These high standards apply down to the smallest details and it comes as no surprise that the floor channelling in the ‘wet rooms’ in 169 of the luxury apartment was specified as CeraLine Plan W and supplied by Dallmer Ltd.uk/card Basic Line. reliability and long life offered in details such as Dallmer’s floor channels will help maintain the quality that is promised by Richard Rogers’ grand design.uk/card • Manufactured from 100% recyclable Stainless Steel • Please contact us for a full catalogue and sample pack www. hotels. This means that there are no details to spoil the overall impression of a level floor and no trip hazards when taking a shower. CeraLine was not only chosen for its aesthetics. details are just as important for the inhabitants of these luxurious apartments. As part of the overall drainage solutions package Dural also provide TILUX . The 60 mm wide drainage channel with a stainless steel designer grate is of high quality and is pleasant to the touch when barefoot.buildinginnovations. Linear Drain Solutions From Dural •Ultra flat shower drainage channel for low installation heights • Drainage capacity of 0. Linear Shower Drainage Systems The Dural linear shower drainage system range includes the TI-LINE and the ultra flat BASIC-LINE.co. while a reliable and permanently flush surface is ensured by the simple use of sound-absorbing adjustable levelling legs. smartest and certainly the most exclusive addresses in London. The TI-LINE is installed right alongside the wall for a flush. As a further highlight.58 l/s (DN 40) and a double safe odour-proof cover.uk or call 01924360110. floor-level shower. The high quality.co .and all to one side. Large quantities of water can flow away quickly .dallmer. Installing the drainage channel alongside the wall means the shower floor only needs to have a gradient in one direction meaning there is no need for complex diagonal cuts on tiled or natural stone floors. To a very striking design by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners.uk 018 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 019 .co. For more information visit the Dural website www. The special features of this Dural innovation include a remarkable drainage capacity of 0. The BASIC-LINE is a solution for a barrier free shower and does not have to be fitted along side the shower wall. manufactured to the highest standards by parent company Dallmer GmbH. A lasting bond to the floor tiling is guaranteed by an integral sand coated flange and the CeraLine Plan W system includes all the components and accessories that a plumber could desire.uk/card Dallmer Channels In Hyde Park’s Finest One Hyde Park is one of the latest.co.a floor level shower board with a slight gradient towards a central drain which has a special eddy technique to remove the water efficiently. BASIC-LINE proves its worth as a fast and straightforward drainage solution for tiled floorlevel showers. for the entire linear drainage system is precision crafted with the installer as well the end user in mind.co. of Lavenham. The tasteful interior designs of Candy & Candy are to the exacting and opulent standards to be expected in such a prestigious location and at One Hyde Park everything is of the very best. The ultra-flat drainage channel is only 55 mm high and is a considerable breakthrough in the design of shower floors with a low installation height.buildinginnovations.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 14 www.uk Info@dural.duraluk. having the wonders of Knightsbridge on one side and the tranquil beauty of the Park itself on the other.
Partner at architects. child health clinics. consultation. It is spacious and open. Commenting on the project. the approach generates fewer vehicle movements to site than traditional building methods. Foremans’ performance was excellent throughout and the construction and fitting out phases went very smoothly. delivered on time.buildinginnovations. reducing congestion and carbon emissions. hearing aid services. wall linings.info A new health centre has opened in the East Riding of Yorkshire. as well as having a number of strong environmental benefits. Since closure of the clinic following the major floods in 2007. By refurbishing the building modules and preserving the embodied energy of the steel structure.co. partitions. Foremans is extending the life of the building and minimising the volume of waste sent to landfill. M&E services. and cladding. The single storey building has been clad in brickwork to complement its location in the historic village of Cottingham – a conservation area. Stephen Dale. Capital Projects Manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust. including podiatry. who were happy to go the extra mile to meet our specific requirements. doors. helping to improve a building’s carbon footprint: The approach produces less than 10 per cent of the carbon emissions compared to a newly manufactured building (source: MPBA). This is a really good building. Gelder and Kitchen. to create high quality accommodation for a wide variety of permanent and interim applications.” “The installation was very professional and efficient and the finished scheme sits well in its landscape. flooring.” All Foremans’ recycled modular buildings are fully refurbished with new windows. Because much of the refurbishment work takes place off site. The use of a recycled building structure also made our budgets go further. The recycling and refurbishment of relocatable buildings is also highly sustainable. examination and treatment facilities. said “This is a fantastic building. The new centre has brought a range of community services under one roof again. You would never know this was a modular building – or indeed a recycled building. “We are impressed with the finish and the space the modular approach has created internally.GALLERY/PROJECT/FOREMANS Title: New Clinic Opens In East Yorkshire – Constructed Using A Highly Sustainable Recycled Modular Building Location: Cottingham. cost and quality. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 15 www. successfully delivered to a tight budget. and community dental services.uk/card 020 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 5 2011 021 . East Yorkshire Application: Relocatable Building Systems Visit: www. added.foremansbuildings. constructed using a highly sustainable recycled modular building from Foremans Relocatable Building Systems. Designed by architects Gelder and Kitchen.” “Speed of delivery was important to enable us to re-provide clinical services locally as quickly as possible. providing excellent value. We had a good relationship with their team. the new purpose-designed centre was craned into position in just eight hours over a weekend.” Henry Chadwick. health services have been temporarily provided at other locations in the area.
Other recent petrol filling station projects undertaken by Yorkon for Tesco include Northcott in Northern Ireland.” Simon Ambler.info Off-site construction specialist. New developments to the store design include reduced column sizes to improve visibility of the petrol pumps. “We are delighted to have completed our 50th PFS project for Tesco.” Tesco is the largest independent fuel retailer in the UK. partitions. The project was also the first application of Tesco’s latest kiosk design and successfully achieved an EPC energy efficiency rating of ‘A’.GALLERY/PROJECT/YORKON Title: Yorkon Completes 50Th Modular Petrol Filling Station Kiosk For Tesco – And Achieves ‘A’ Rating For Energy Efficiency Location: Leigh in the North West Application: Modular Petrol Filling Station (PFS) Building Visit: www. flooring and kitchen were preinstalled off site at the Yorkon production centre in York. It looks fantastic and the team there are really proud of their new facility. work on site is reduced and there is much less disruption.” “Petrol filling stations are highly constrained sites that require specialist ground works for the forecourt. has completed another milestone for Tesco – its 50th modular petrol filling station (PFS) building for the global retailer. Yorkon’s 50th petrol filling station kiosk for Tesco was located at Leigh in the North West and was completed as part of a major new store development. This partnership is the result of a long-term commitment and a process of continuous development on the part of both organisations. It is a first class petrol filling station – bright modern and functional. Yorkon is part of the Portakabin Group.000sqft interim supermarkets and a 28. ensuring Tesco and its customers receive the very highest standards of quality. a toilet with disabled access. Yorkon is the UK’s market leader in off-site construction solutions for the retail sector. By using an off-site solution for the building. tobacco gantry.yorkon. and continuous glazing to maximise views from the till positions across the forecourt. Ystradgynlais in South Wales and in Devon. sanitary ware. serving over 4. All plumbing. Leigh PFS is the 459th Tesco petrol filling station.co. the Midlands. and energy efficient lighting and refrigeration. service and value every time.buildinginnovations. reducing time on site to just four days. and has worked with Tesco for over a decade.5 million motorists every week. Tesco PFS kiosks offer a range of convenience products at supermarket prices to help cut the cost of recharging fuel levels on a journey. disabled access.uk/card 022 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 023 . Humberside. Richard Jackson. “The Leigh PFS is a good example of just what can be achieved with off-site construction. The modular building at Leigh was craned into position in just one day. Cleveland and Falkirk in Scotland. counter. Yorkon. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 16 www. electrics.000sqft eco-store. It has delivered more than 220 modular building projects for the food retailer – from convenience and petrol filling station stores to award-winning 10. Commenting on the project at Leigh. the modular design has been engineered to accommodate larger chillers. said. Tesco PFS Operations Manager for the UK and Ireland. helping to reaffirm our position as a world class fuel retailer. Cheshire. Since Yorkon completed its first petrol filling station kiosk for Tesco near Gretna Green in Scotland. different configurations of shelving and partitions. Director of Yorkon added.
The Microlift 50C is serviced by the London and South East branch of Stannah Lift Services (Crayford).35m/s. but also other lift manufacturers’ equipment. modernisation and refurbishment of all types of lifts. 365 days a year support. escalators and moving walkways – not only those from the Stannah product range.” To meet the Essential Safety Requirements (ESRs) of the Machinery (Safety) Regulations.stannahlifts. We had every confidence that the Microlift 50C would deliver reliable service in this latest branch of Taylor St Baristas so the obvious – and best – solution was to stick with Stannah. including some big-name brands. The Microlift 50C was specified by Shane Burns.uk Canary Wharf coffee buffs are being re-energised by upmarket.co. part of a nationwide network providing 24 hour. stairlifts. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 17 www. the lift car is supplied with car entrance protection as standard to protect goods from falling whilst the lift is in motion. independent coffee house. Fully automatic push-button control with call and despatch facilities at each entrance makes the Microlift 50C very easy to use. London Application: Stannah Microlift 50C dumbwaiter Visit: www. repair. busy Londonisti can also refuel on a tasty menu with the assistance of the Microlift 50C moving tableware and food between the 1st-floor kitchen and ground-floor servery. This covers service.buildinginnovations. easy-clean satin stainless steels with rise-and-fall shutters and safety locks.co. Taylor St Baristas.GALLERY/PROJECT/STANNAH LIFTS Title: Stannah – Revitalising City Coffee Buffs Location: Canary Wharf. Director at Studio Platform Limited. with the help of a Stannah Microlift 50C dumbwaiter. Stannah also offers a bespoke lifts service. Lured by top-notch coffee prepared by professional baristi. a London-based architect and interior design practice with a positive experience of Stannah Lifts products: “We have used Stannah Microlift service lifts in quite a few commercial retail development projects.uk/card 024 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 025 . custom-building lifts to meet customers’ specific requirements. it is finished in hygienic. Operating at a speed of 0.
GALLERY/PROJECT/WICONA Title: The New Hartlepool College – One Of The Largest Uk Applications Of Wicona Roof Glazing Location: Hartlepool College of Further Education Application: Roof Glazing Visit: www. The central atrium has a complex fan-shaped roof which uses faceted glazing that radiates outwards and follows the curve of the building. installation. and hair and beauty salons which are accessible to the public. “The Wicona roof glazing is well designed with effective drainage. structural and roof glazing.wicona. was user friendly. with automated roof lights to the vertical areas to provide natural ventilation when needed. Two mono-pitch glazed roofs with a 15° incline were specified for the north and east wings. Associate at Bond Bryan Architects. Commenting on the roof glazing. The scheme comprises two blocks which are linked by a full height atrium created with Wicona roof glazing and forming the main entrance and circulation space. Wicona and its partners will manage the full façade project. The installation phase went well.3m wide – 6mm solar control toughened glass for the outer pane with up to 8.uk/card 026 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 027 . With more than two decades of experience in complex and bespoke aluminium façades and 10 years’ on-site experience in the UK. and the system has achieved an impressive faceted roof design that provides a dramatic top to a central atrium as well as some large areas of sloped glazing. It came together well on site. bringing a lovely quality of light into the space.” The new Hartlepool College of Further Education provides workshops and technical training centres for building services. Other features of the system include: • Simple to fabricate and install. Other facilities include high quality conference facilities. aerospace.” “We used the system for the Hartlepool project. From design concepts to fabrication. Wicona is also the first façade specialist to offer a complete turnkey service for the building envelope. restaurant.uk One of the largest UK applications of Wicona’s Wictec 50 aluminium roof glazing system has been completed at the new £53m Hartlepool College of Further Education. construction. The fabrication was to a high standard and the fanned effect above the central core provides a powerful feature.8mm clear laminated inner panes.” Adam Jones. ensuring a seamless approach and complete peace of mind for architects. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 18 www. “The roof glazing on this project is extremely effective. highly insulated window systems and heavy duty doors.co. contractors and developers. and have been very pleased with the results. This striking college campus was designed by Bond Bryan Architects and built by Miller Construction. mechanical and electrical engineering and motor vehicles. Façade and Cladding Inspector at Miller Construction. The Wicona roof glazing system has been used extensively internationally on a wide range of technically challenging projects and is now available in the UK and Ireland.buildinginnovations. testing and handover. It has been engineered to use penetrating transoms to achieve more efficient drainage and avoid pooling of water which can result in water ingress. and simple to install – all key considerations for our project teams. said. The roof glazing system is sufficiently robust to carry large unsupported spans of glass up to 2. and is a dry system so it is not affected by poor weather conditions during installation – a bonus for UK installation. Wicona offers a range of technically advanced façade systems which now includes unitised and stick curtain walling. said. a fitness suite. Bobby Simpson. saving time on site • Engineered for the creation of large unsupported spans • Sufficiently robust to meet specific project requirements for glazed roofs such as wind and snow loads • A dry glazed system which will achieve water tightness without any reliance on sealants • Fire rating to 30 minutes with the Wictec 50 FP option • Structural glazing option to give the appearance of uninterrupted spans of glass • The option of integrated flush pressure plates for further aesthetic appeal.co.
and Local Authorities. The American Oak timber landing and open timber stair treads complete the attractive installation. Previous projects include prestigious commercial and residential developments.5m extension and refurbishment project to Ryde School. As part of the commitment to delivering projects to specified timescales and within budget M&G Olympic Products ensure that quality is never compromised. Balconies. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 19 www. A key feature of the overall design was to maximise the natural features of the site whilst providing practical solutions to overcome the access. Alongside the existing Grade II listed Westmont Building.co. providing customers with complete turnkey solutions. Architects. As part of a comprehensive package M&G Olympic Products Ltd provide a Project Management service. safety and security problems facing the school.uk/card 028 ISSUE 2 2012 . the site boasts spectacular views of the Solent. Isle of Wight. The team has a wide experience gained over many years and has the ability to help identify the best method of completing a project in an efficient and cost effective manner. The architects design response has been described as “elegant” and by utilising modern construction materials and methods the structural glass balustrade and stainless steel staircase supplied by M&G Olympic Products Ltd provides a modern solution without compromising the views of the beautiful surroundings.mgolympic.GALLERY/PROJECT/M&G OLYMPIC PRODUCTS Title: M&G Is The Ryde Choice For Isle Of Wight School Location: Isle of Wight Application: Staircase And Landing Visit: www. Previous clients include Major Building Contractors. colleges and schools. Entrance Canopies. M&G Olympic Products Ltd has an impressive track record of delivering projects to a variety of clients in the Public and Private sector. hospital facilities. All products are manufactured at the company’s two-factory site in the centre of Sheffield which is constantly enhanced with investment in the latest state-of-the-art design and production equipment. creating an end result to fully satisfy all criteria laid down by the client. universities. M&G Olympic Products Ltd specialise in the design. Architectural Gates and bespoke architectural metalwork. M&G Olympic Products Ltd manufactured and installed a stunning feature staircase and landing to the recently completed entrance building. MOD facilities. sports and leisure facilities. The experienced installation teams complete the package to ensure that M&G Olympic Products Ltd provide the client with high quality from concept to completion. Walkways.uk As part of the recent £ 5. national pools and football training facilities.co.buildinginnovations. The designers and will ensure that all plans comply with all relevant British Standard Regulations where required. manufacture and nationwide installation of Stainless Steel and Mild Steel Staircases. M&G Olympic Products has built up an excellent working relationship with manufacturers of other architectural products such as joinery and glazing companies. Balustrades. The Design Team works with customers during the early stages of any project to undertake site surveys and produce design solutions.
this stunning range has been produced as part of the first FSC-Fairtrade certified timber.co. One of the most eco-conscious and socially responsible wood floors on the global market. Cantifix completed work at St Ethelburga’s in 2011. The floor’s surface is crafted from 100% FSC-Fairtrade certified wood whilst FSC Mix certified wood is used for the core layers. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 20 www. a huge amount of work has been carried out on the building . The products can also contribute to BREEAM or LEED certified project.buildinginnovations. precise installation.uk/card Kährs has launched a world-first range of floors made from FSC®-Fairtrade® certified wood. with structurally bonded joins and a sleek Pureglaze door for access. Piedra .cantifix.co.GALLERY/PROJECT/CANTIFIX Title: Cantifix Installs Internal Glass Lobby At St Ethelburga’s Location: London Application: Glazed Enclosure Visit: www.kahrs. with the boldest colour variation and warm natural hue. part of Kährs World Collection. Cantifix has wide experience in joining new structures to old buildings.uk GALLERY/PRODUCT/KÄHRS Title: Kährs Extends Eco-Commitment With World First Floors Using FSC®-Fairtrade® Certified Wood Application: FSC®-Fairtrade® certified wood Visit: www.without losing any of the medieval-style internal or external features. which provide enhanced stability and promote a fast. in conjunction with WK Architecture. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 21 www. red tone and lots of colour variation. Tierra . urban look and Cautin. This internal glass enclosure was the perfect solution – providing an acoustic and thermal barrier without masking the traditional arched door. but also reduction of poverty and restoration of rights to the indigenous Mapuche and descendants of pioneer family foresters. and looks forward to getting involved in more restoration projects this year.co. dark brown stained floor with a more even tone and subtle colour variation. designs include: Roja – an even grained floor with a warm.co.a rich. small scale forestry project in Chile’s Curacautin Valley. Kährs collection supports not only the restoration of biodiversity in the forest. or blocking any natural light. Made from a combination of sustainable native Rauli and Roble hardwood timber. hospitality and peace. A striking structurally glazed enclosure was designed to form an internal lobby.uk/card 030 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 031 .buildinginnovations. The finished project is a stunning addition to this much-loved historical building. The Pureglaze door provides access without disrupting the overall effect of the lobby with any visible framing.uk St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is a multi-faith centre for reflection.resulting in a reinstatement of the medieval exterior. Since being destroyed by IRA bombing in 1993. amidst the hustle and bustle of the City of London. The centre staff wanted to quieten down the noise of Bishopsgate and maintain the peaceful atmosphere . juxtaposed with a stunning modern interior space.an on-trend grey toned floor for a modern. the new range of two-strip floors features Kährs multi-layer construction and glueless Woodloc® joint.
The decoflame® e-Ribbon Fire combines ease of installation and operation with functional safety. the Denmark-based manufacturer introduced a second generation of electronically controlled ethanol-fuelled burner – the decoflame® e-Ribbon Fire (patent pending). ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 22 www.uk GALLERY/PRODUCT/DECOFLAME Title: Decoflame® E-Ribbon Fire Application: Bioethanol Fireplaces Visit: www.thecoastalrange. Comprising a large variety of both standard and made to measure bioethanol fireplace models.co. introducing the joy and warmth of a real open fire to domestic and commercial fireplace applications without the need for a flue or chimney. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 23 www.decoflame.uk/card 032 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 033 . The STEYNING towel rail is manufactured in 100% stainless steel pressure tested to 12 Bar and is available in polished finish with brushed satin finish available to order making this radiator durable and hygienic and it is covered by a 25 year guarantee.GALLERY/PRODUCT/JIS EUROPE Title: Stunning New Steyning Towel Rail From JIS Europe Application: Towel Rail Visit: www. The STEYNING is 1000mm high and 520mm wide.uk/card Since 2007. Decoflame has become the synonym for Danish Design and Craftsmanship on the market for bioethanol fireplaces.co. The towel rail is manufactured in an elegant round section shape with sixteen horizontal rails giving an appearance of refined luxury with ample choice for towel hanging. In February 2012.com JIS EUROPE of Haywards Heath has a new heated towel rail named the STEYNING. this remotely controlled burner can be installed as a standalone drop-down unit or as part of the decoflame® made to measure built-in bioethanol fireplace models Montreal and Orlando.co. It can be used in central heating. which allow the rail to be heated when the central heating is turned off.buildinginnovations. the decoflame® range of fires are amongst the safest and most stylish currently available. electric or dual fuel formats.buildinginnovations. Featuring cutting-edge technology.
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co. info@flag-soprema. CA Group worked with Tata Steel on the project to provide its Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Goosewing Grey and Colorcoat Prisma® in Alaska Grey.cembrit.buildinginnovations.uk/card Copper Art and Silver Art from Flag-Soprema – Cutting Edge Design And Creative Freedom Flag-Soprema’s Copper Art and Silver Art membranes provide the building specifier with visually stunning alternatives to traditional metal roofing.com/elegance ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 25 www. with installers and specifiers giving the new system the green light. The system also successfully addresses the issue of water ingress.buildinginnovations. Unlike the ACR[M]001:2005 test. The new soil and vent range is based on the Polypipe 110mm soil pipe. www.co. again for quick and easy installation. The system uses Polypipe’s popular and simple push-fit system.co. the property was recently re-roofed as part of a complete refurbishment. rooflights can be designed with slope pitches as low as 7 degrees.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 27 www.co. Technical Notes 66 & 67 produced by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology. The silver effect is produced by the aluminium particles which give the silver finish to the waterproofing membrane. The new roof system has been used for the first time at the new BMW Group (UK) Ltd distribution facility at Prologis Park.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 26 www. Clarity is critical regarding the frame design and the roof itself and CA worked closely with the steelwork contractor to deliver a successful result. multi-pitched roof.polypipe. and eliminates the risks associated with traditional metal roofing such as cold-bridging. Used in a number of countries the slate is one of the most widely tested roof slates achieving the highest ratings under all of the test regimes. Pineham.helifix. just like real copper when exposed to the elements. Whilst specifiers are drawn to the new system because of its quality and aesthetic benefits – it’s ideal for use in refurb projects on older buildings and in conservation areas or in areas where older style homes predominate – installers have welcomed the ease of installation and the lightweight of the system. This system creates an unbeatable cost-benefit.co. Furthermore at the end of the building's life the building owner will not be faced with any unforeseen disposal costs.THE BOOK/ROOFS THE BOOK/ROOFS Luxury Property Gets Glendyne Treatment Glendyne natural slate has provided elegance and charm to an imposing new property in Yorkshire.uk Image supplied courtesy of BMW ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 28 www. both Colorcoat® products have the unique Galvalloy® metallic coating for exceptional corrosion resistance and cut edge protection. The roofing project used 9500 Glendyne slates on the large L shaped. The slate has a fine consistent grain.buildinginnovations. tested to CWCT TN67 Class 2.co. http://www. covering the design and destructive performance testing of low pitch glazed roofing. followed by a static load test of up to 180kg for a period of 30 minutes. As a result it offers a leak-free roofing solution.uk/card ‘Top Notch’ Rainwater Goods Get The Green Light Polypipe’s Elegance Ogee rainwater system – a uPVC cast iron ‘lookalike’ system that includes rainwater goods and a range of soil and vent products – has really taken off since its launch.co.uk www. The ability to retain glassfibre insulation in the specification ensures that the roof complies with the recent report published by UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) relating to insulation choice and the impact which some insulations are still having on the ozone layer. guaranteed for 30 years. The rooflights achieve industry leading overall system U values of 1.co. air-tightness.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 24 www. and is able to withstand all weather conditions. on both the outer and inner panes of glass.buildinginnovations. www. Glendyne benefits from a smooth texture and the combination of modern extraction technology and traditional finishing skills ensure a consistently high standard product. air tightness of greater than 600 pa and Water Tightness of 1200 pa.co.5W/m2k.uk/card 036 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 037 . resulting in a Confidex® Guarantee for up to 40 years.uk/card Sky's The Limit For CA Group As Innovative Curved Roof Is Unveiled CA Group has unveiled the unique curved roof system design that it has developed for Prologis. Flag-Soprema’s Silver Art membrane is an innovative combination of real aluminium particles and proven waterproofing membrane that guarantees. Using a combination of upgraded outer and inner glass within a high performance fully thermally broken extruded aluminium framing system. The solution also eliminates the need for standing seam and secret fix roof options. The Elegance range has been designed in such a way that each profile in the range utilises a common downpipe. supplied in 3m lengths with a selection of sockets. Rooflights complying with CWCT TN67 Class 2 are designed to protect people walking adjacent or undertaking maintenance work on the glazed roofing. www. corrosion and water ingress at penetrations and details on low pitched systems.flag-soprema. The workability of Glendyne ensured the installation was a smooth process from start to finish. are recognised as the only glass specific performance guidelines. in Northampton. from falling through. making installation and ordering very simple. Copper Art is an innovative copper art membrane system. gradually turning from tawny brown to dark brown.skylightsolutions.buildinginnovations. Oyster and White. that combines the beauty of traditional materials with modern technology – real copper powder within the membrane. Rooflights are powder coated with Syntha Pulvin super durable polyester powder coating.uk/card Non Fragile Glass Rooflights SkyLight Solutions design. designed for thermoplastic rooflights. Silver Art membrane is suitable for mechanically fixed or fully adhered systems. which translates into a significant cost reduction to the scheme. bends and a vent terminal. Located in the village of Bessacarr. The design incorporates CA Group's Twin-Therm® technology. which is non-flammable. onto which standing seam profiles can be heat welded.co. In plane rooflights are retained and the cost effectiveness of the external profile adds tremendous value to the overall delivery team. Doncaster. manufacture and install bespoke high performance glass rooflights. a fully-walkable cost effective solution which provides a high degree of flexibility and exceptional air tightness levels. Exclusively manufactured by Tata Steel. The membrane and standing seam profiles are fully recyclable and comply with the requirements of the European consortium – ROOFCOLLECT. Twin-Therm® is delivered as a carbon neutral envelope and uses man-made mineral fibre insulation. guarantees that the membrane will oxidise and take on the patina of age. The dark blue/grey slates provide the perfect complement to the fresh white facades and natural stone details at the luxury home. the CWCT test includes both soft and hard body tests.
new technological quartz worksurface and flooring collection developed by COMPAC that incorporates important new shapes and colours involving a new design approach . luxury and exclusiveness. fashion. warm and friendly. www. in fact when Envirotile was tested at the Building Research Establishment the inspectors remarked that the Envirotile was the best roof tile system they had ever tested. Visitors will be able to navigate easily around the three new Vicaima brand segments which introduce highly creative aesthetics and a ground breaking and innovative approach to product development. It integrates many of the technical products that have been well established by Vicaima in the market over recent years. The Green Roof Tile Company have developed and manufacture a unique. Memorable and audacious.co. leading to the specification of Alumasc’s Heritage Cast Aluminium rainwater system with a black textured finish to replicate the school’s original cast iron system. www. Each tile weighs 730g so not only making it very easy to lift onto roofs as each tile is 80% lighter than traditional concrete tiles.Envirotile The demand for sustainable building products worldwide continues to grow. www. The Vicaima First segment brings together all the door solutions aimed towards professionals and specifiers.co.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 29 www.greenrooftilecompany. but also other sectors which can benefit from Vicaima’s technical advancement. TREND sets the trend by offering a collection of five beautiful cool colours .adding magic and alchemy to create a totally unique and balanced collection. Whilst walking along the beach and seeing the amount of plastic rubbish that was washed up Trevor a roofer for many years thought there must be a use for disposed plastic and the idea of the Envirotile was born.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 30 www. This will ensure clearer communication of its many solutions for clients and specifiers in the construction and architectural sectors.buildinginnovations. Trevor Wakefield the inventor of Envirotile came up with the idea whilst on holiday in Cornwall a few years ago. With its association to art.buildinginnovations.THE BOOK/ROOFS THE BOOK/INTERIORS COMPAC Sets The Trend With The Launch Of A New Quartz Worksurface Top Marks For Alumasc At Mersey Street A Heritage Cast Aluminium rainwater system from Alumasc has contributed to the sympathetic conversion and refurbishment of the former Mersey Street Primary School in East Belfast which saw the redundant Grade B1 listed primary school converted into 30 self-contained apartments.uk/card Vicaima’s New Web Site Launches Developments To Brand Structure With the introduction of the latest Vicaima web site the company presents an exciting and new brand segmentation.where colour and texture contribute to an equilibrate feeling.uk/card TREND is an exciting. interlocking roof tile called Envirotile which is 70% made of re-processed polymers reliably resourced and won the 2011 Lord Stafford Award For Sustainability. but also transportation costs are reduced.co.uk/card 038 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 039 . where simplicity and purity are its hallmarks.alumasc.uk/card The New Innovative Lightweight Interlocking Roof Tile . The moulded profile specified for Mersey Street was one of five profiles that are available in the range.buildinginnovations. COMPAC believe.compac.co.co. this segment will be one of the main strategic areas of Vicaima and a flagship for Vicaima design eminence in the international arena. Providing technological innovation developed not only for the door sector. Envirotile can withstand 110mph driven rain with no loss of integrity. The Heritage Cast Aluminium range is ideal for traditionally designed buildings and can be used for the direct replacement of cast iron. www. lightweight. Envirotile can also be made in any colour. COMPAC’s renowned engineering skills have achieved a zero porosity worksurface without the need for antibacterial chemicals to deliver a completely healthy surface. which has been set out into three new strategic areas. durable and easy to handle and fix.buildinginnovations.vicaima. As each tile can interlock with up to 8 other tiles. The TREND collection.co. the facade could not be significantly altered. The Vicaima Technology segment represents the pinnacle of the companies research and development. The system.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 32 www. This segment is a vanguard for ideas capable of gaining relevant use in both national and international markets. is ecologically superior in its manufacture and composition to any other quartz worksurface on the market and has been designed for healthy living . has minimal maintenance requirements and is lightweight. the Vicaima Haute Couture segment acts as Vicaima’s ambassador.es ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 31 www.tailored to the tastes of the discerning consumer where colour is not only a state of mind but more of a lifestyle. alongside a choice of imperial sizes and RAL colours to suit all projects. As a Grade B1 listed building. dislodgement or breakages.
Trend’s exclusive Wallpaper collection [from £180 psm] features the repeat pattern structure of paper or silk wallcoverings. scratch and impact resistant and available in a wide choice of tile. Offered in 2 x 2 and 1 x 1 formats. Mixes like Calycanthus. Smaller yet. sophisticated decorative statements. style. Trend’s full-bodied Karma glass mosaic [from £220 psm] is additionally available in plain and multi-coloured purple ‘stained glass’ effects. the Aureo Lucio Orsoni designer collection [from 85p per piece] includes violet-tinted 24 carat gold mosaics. There are a number of purple-hued Wallpaper patterns. stain.5 x 1. it is a bold statement that expresses confidence. browns and greys. and in the hands of the right designer can make strong. and the tiles are pre-grouted and mounted on a polyethylene mattress system for quick and easy installation. floor tiling. Karma’s depth of colour and irregular shapes are exploited in Trend’s distinctive Liberty collection [from £230 psm].THE BOOK/INTERIORS THE BOOK/INTERIORS Imperial Purple Is The Colour On Trend Be bold with mosaic colour this season. such as the abstract Grand. suggesting that purple is now becoming chic in interior design. For the most dramatic decorative statements. It is deep and rich. but has the textural and hardwearing appeal of Italian glass mosaics.trend-gb. there are Trend Agglomerates [from £188 psm]to continue the purple décor theme. It’s the mark of royalty and Roman emperors.” says Tom.uk/card 040 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 041 .buildinginnovations. fashionable shades of purple can be found permeating the entire collection. using tiny Brillante 1 x 1 designs in varying shades of purple. His use of different tile shapes and sizes. plank and slab formats. in a whole variety of hand-cut formats and sizes. with straight and sinuous lines.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 33 www.5 cm range [from £120 psm] extends choice in the purple spectrum to opaque glass Lux in plain shades and the opulence of Shining. for countertops. Having talked to architects. is perfectly expressed in Liberty Purple. Happyness and Sensitivity display varying strengths of purple.co. “It is the traditional colour of wealth and status. dramatic glass mosaic designs like Trend’s Liberty Purple. viewable at www. created with semiprecious metal solutions in molten glass. UK sales director Tom Anderson finds renewed enthusiasm for the purple spectrum. while white gold. yellow gold and platinum white tiles from the precious Modern Aureo and Traditional Aureo selections [from 65p per piece] will reflect and enhance purple hues. www. inspired perhaps by recent. Further preformatted studio designs with purple notes can be found in Trend’s Miscele [from £90 psm] and Shading Blends [from £133 psm].” Scattered amongst the 250 pages of Trend’s lavish online catalogue. says Italian glass tiles specialist Trend. which expresses the colour in an irregular palette of plum. aubergine. lavender and amethyst. which is presented in irregular film-faced modules measuring approximately 26cm x 31cm. tonal veins of enamel and aventurina in Brillante and plainer semi-transparent mosaics in the Vitreo range.com.trend-gb. the 1 x 1 mini mosaic tiles [from £51 psm] allow for more intricate décor panels and borders. featuring square format glass tiles in colour-coordinated designs. these surfaces are heat. which is why it is known as imperial purple. even opulence. designers and tiling retailers across the country. Variously made from Italian granite. panelling and other hardwearing exterior and interior finishes. Finally. plum and violet Shining tiles. while the Lavender shading blend graduates visually from near white to deep purple. The 1. quartz or recycled glass blended with polymers. “Purple is not a ‘safe’ colour like neutral creams. The classic 2 x 2 cm tile format [from £49 per square metre] offers iridescent purple. designed in collaboration with Italian artist Giulio Candussio. classic Floral and labyrinthine Glorious designs. combining the coolness of blue with the hotness of red.
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fulfilling these needs has become second nature. Verso’s unique design and features instantly cancel out this regular wastage. along which the bed glides. a feature that limits the release of hot water while simultaneously reducing expense. One of the most attractive features of Sleep Space is its simplicity and virtual invisibility.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 41 www. Just the touch of a button will transform any area into a comfortable bedroom. From their initial specification by a handful of architects they are now widely used on buildings of all types. Key projects. explains: “When a tap is turned on the user rarely waits for it to run hot. Blade combines a high performance acoustic panel and luminaire in a range of output choices for T5 lamps with new LED options currently in development.THE BOOK/INTERIORS THE BOOK/INTERIORS Spectral Lighting Sharpens Its Blade The new acoustic BLADE range from Spectral is a combined luminaire and acoustic panel for the modern office or educational buildings with concrete interiors. such as a prestige reception area at Paddington Basin’s Merchant Square in.buildinginnovations. the UK's market leader in wall and door protection.uk/card New Sleep Space Bed System Offers Multifunctional Living Areas Architects can now offer their clients two rooms for the price of one and add value to the property at the same time. the water is still heated and supplied to the valve but remains unused and is left to cool .co. Yeoman Shield’s heavy duty D-Fender designed to protect areas (including loading bays. The adhesive is rapid setting and is formulated with exceptional bond strength. At Merchant Square. aluminium and stainless steel casings. efficient. www.intatec. When not in use.uk/card 044 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 045 .uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 38 www.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 39 www. The luminaire version blends in seamlessly with the matching acoustic panels and removes any concerns of shadowing in the lighting design.co. while the casings used on library project are six metres high and integrate with a glazed floor and stainless steel balustrade. the column casings are finished in brushed stainless steel and are 800mm diameter. www. yet provides a striking aesthetic feature to health centre’s spacious reception area. Finished in a high gloss white gelcoat. The company’s range is now the most comprehensive available in the UK and not only includes casings manufactured from preformed plywood or glass reinforced gypsum (GRG) for interior applications.ultratileadhesives. A high polymer content increases the product’s flexibility and ensures its compatibility with underfloor heating systems. The healthcare sector is also a major user of Encasement’s column casings and Blackpool’s innovative Moor Park Health Centre is an ideal example. since house prices are based on the number of bedrooms. Forma casings have also been used to great aesthetic effect at a recent project in Brighton.co. Encasement’s pre-formed plywood Circa and Quadra column casings also provide specifiers and contractors with an exceptionally wide range of finish options.buildinginnovations. Since no counterbalance is necessary. However. Users are forced to make a conscious effort to push the handle further for hot water. retail and office buildings to hotels.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 43 www. the 12 mm thick casings. from schools. the mixer supplies only cold water to the valve. and the up/down buttons can be seen. specifying Sleep Space can also improve your clients’ Loan To Value ratio. Sleep Space uses a simple. preventing it being unnecessarily supplied to the valve. finished in a brushed aluminium Formica DecoMetal® laminate.spectral-lighting. instead of the usual combination of both hot and cold. The adhesive can be applied at a bed thickness of 312mm on walls or floors. hospitals and care homes.co. which forms part of Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council’s town centre regeneration project. www.uk/card Coping Stones Fixed Using Ultra Tile Recently an indoor pool had coping stones and tiles fixed using Ultra Tile ProRapid RS. www. electronic steel cable pulley system which means that costs can be kept down without compromising quality or safety. The particular coping stones were a new design introduced recently by Alistair Mackintosh. illustrate the versatility of Forma metal column casing solutions.uk/card Decorative Column Casings – Practicality And Style Decorative column casings have come a long way since they were first used to conceal interior structural steelwork more than 25 years ago. the robust steel-framed bed is concealed by soffits in the ceiling space and only the two slim channels. For Peterborough based decorative casings and protection specialist. neither is a structural survey and the system can be fitted to brick.co. but also glass reinforced polymer (GRP).co. Both products are also available manufactured from FSC certified plywood. director at Inta. also hide perimeter building services and act as a location for mounting fire alarm actuators and interior safety lighting.encasement. The suspended fittings provides effective acoustic management of generated sound while also making a significant contribution to ambient thermal management where it can achieve a cooling capacity reduction of approximately 3%. Sixteen 350mm diameter casings were both supplied and installed by Encasement. storage and manufacturing areas) vulnerable to heavy duty traffic is now ‘up and running’ at the Olympic and Paralympics Village. but also form part of an integrated circular seating arrangement at a new five storey customer services centre.co. Bright colours have been used throughout the centre’s interior design and the column casings are finished in blue polyester powder coated (PPC). The high performance panels from Spectral also offer a striking visual alternative to traditional horizontal acoustic boards. Circa casings. Plywood casings are also a regular choice for retail environments and Encasement’s Circa and Quadra casings have been used at a recent £66 million development.yeomanshield. Moreover. Yeoman Shield’s products are designed to be easily retrofitted for refurbishment projects resulting in precious savings in these times of tight budgets. to assist specifiers and contractors comply with sustainability codes and environmental procurement policies. The swimming pool surrounds were finished off with Ultra Tile WideJoint grout in limestone.buildinginnovations. Cynthia Fisher.wasting both money and energy. six of which stand seven metres high and span the full height of the two-storey building.buildinginnovations. The product is suitable for both wet and dry conditions and is formulated to adhere to most common substrates including screwed and fixed over-boarded wooden floors. where a unique seven metre high Polyma GRP elliptical casing is a key feature in the main entrance foyer. the custom made casing is extremely durable and resistant to damage. including plain. In addition to concealing 50 structural steel columns at Blackburn’s new indoor market.buildinginnovations.co. When the handle on the Verso Eco tap is in the central position.uk/card Yeoman Shield Takes Wall And Door Protection In Its Stride With over 45 year’s experience.” www. BLADE is manufactured from a sound reflective material that will complement all types of interior design. www. Its open time is 40 minutes and it will be set after just 2 hours drying time.co. West London and a new library extension at a private school near Richmond. stone or stud walls. where Brighton & Hove Council chose aluminium casings to not only conceal structural columns.sleep-space. designed for use in both interior and exterior projects.buildinginnovations. Yeoman Shield. leisure. Sleep Space is a brand new electro mechanical bed system which effectively doubles the available living space.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 42 www.uk/card IntaEco’s Penny Saving Innovation Inta has introduced an innovative new tap with energy saving technology. laminated or real wood veneers.co.co. which contrasts with the bright green seating and interior décor to help guide visitors to the correct area. Encasement Ltd.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 40 www. have been used to conceal structural columns as part of the £multi-million refurbishment and upgrading of Gateshead International Stadium. some of which stand five metres high. is expert at successfully overcoming the hurdles of keeping both interiors and exteriors smart by preventing pedestrian and vehicular damage.
Rosa Gres . Apavisa .www. however. creating multiple potential combinations of aesthetic effects.com The Explend and Jazz series play with subtle texture and graduating natural tones.www.apavisa. is full of character. silver.www.com Apavisa has added three new metallic colours and finishes to its highly acclaimed Nanoeclectic textured range.Bubbles . platinum and gold.THE BOOK/INTERIORS THE BOOK/INTERIORS Colorker Aparici. SUBTLE TEXTURE Decorative finishes take on a durable new life.rosagres.Skyline . such as silver and gold. The large format tile is available in the latest tones. combined with textural volume is offered in a variety of formats. red. Skyline.aparici. skill and innovation in architectural tiles was beautifully represented by new designs at the recent Cevisama fair in Valencia. Ideal for adding interest and intrigue to feature walls. The finish incorporates a soft texture together with a non-slip surface in either a matt or a high-gloss finish and hues of violet. A choice of both sober and bold colours. courtesy of the Spanish tile industry’s pioneering expertise in manufacture. designed to harmonise beautifully with the other metallic tones. Aparici . Key themes reflected not only intriguing aesthetic effects but also the technical advances that make Spanish tiles the elegant and sustainable solution to a wide range of applications.www.peronda. 046 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 047 .saloni.com This new collection features a bas-relief pattern consisting of ‘bubbles’ in different sizes and is ideal for cladding applications as well as floors. these striking tiles are built to last.com Aparici offer a wide range of new white body double fired rectified tiles with striking 3D effects.www.com The latest collection by Peronda proposes chic texture in a palette of classic colours inspired by Chanel. The white body wall tiles come in the popular 25x75 cm format and are complemented by plain colour floor tiles for a subtly sophisticated finish. these appealing 3D effects offer an enhanced textural palette to design. emerald green and petrol blue.com Futura is a ground-breaking series with outstanding potential for adding distinctive texture. Saloni .com Inspired by the avant-garde architecture of modern cities. such as mother-of-pearl. offering reflective effects full of vibrant energy. Peronda . black. accentuated further by a range of bold colours and luxurious finishes. Colorker . Grespania .grespania.Futura .www. TILE TRENDS FROM SPAIN The spirit of Spanish style.www.colorker. Transcending fashion.
making it the perfect solution for high traffic areas. The Sutton collection captures the unique beauty of a timber end-grain effect.ceracasa.com These laminated and rectified porcelain stoneware tiles.buildinginnovations.aparici.www. panache and the excellent performance properties of ceramic. The floor tiles from the series come in six easy to mix and match sizes and in a rectified version ideal for high traffic areas and public places. while the Valmont line features glazed porcelain tiles in five wood effects with high chromatic variation. offering natural aesthetics combined with high-performance. Strong yet lightweight. Its manufacturing process uses a variety of high quality raw materials that glaze at around 1.vivesceramica.0 (slim with wood relief) . The new Travertine marble series offers a subtle interplay of gloss and matte in anthracite and white. Filita. outdoor use and commercial spaces. compatibility with under floor heating. Povera décor takes its inspiration from graffiti.www. SPANISH TILES: An industry undergoing constant innovation Spanish tile manufacturers remain at the cutting edge of research. manufactured using a new production process. Indus. present numerous possibilities.200°C and which endow a quality bound to be popular among end-users. Versatile. Various sizes and formats available.info ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 44 www. combined with renowned quality and skill. and Paramo has the elegant subtlety of a natural wood effect finish. rectified formats allowing for minimal grout and slimline tiles (less than 3. Ceracasa . easy to install. www. Vives . with stylish and durable square floor tiles while Salonga offers a striking wood effect with a subtle metallic finish in porcelain. typography and that traditional stamps applied to wood for industrial use. The Soft finish. positions Spanish tiles as the product of choice for modern design and maintains the industry’s reputation as a thought and production leader in an increasingly impressive scale of international markets. reproducing timber effects with striking realism and capturing a sense of both the craftsman’s touch and the passage of time.www.www. This collection includes wood effect finishes in five neutral colours. also offers excellent slip resistance. Colorker .low maintenance/anti-slip . City..www.Walnut and Oak. A modern and ultra-functional flooring for homes.THE BOOK/INTERIORS THE BOOK/INTERIORS PRACTICAL BEAUTY Anti-slip and low maintenance finishes. The Natura Mobila range also offers a more rustic timber feel. opening up new uses and applications with unlimited adaptability. Paramo. high traffic areas and wet areas. while the elegant sobriety of the Basic series.uk/card Peronda WOOD EFFECT The best of both worlds – the elegant and warm aesthetics of wood with the easy-clean durability of porcelain. Soft can save up to 50% of the water used for maintenance as it does not attract or hold dirt in the way many standard floor tiles do. exposing a sense of natural elements..Natura .inalco.com Ceracasa presents the new technically advanced Soft finish (a silky texture which facilitates maintenance and reduces the amount of water needed for cleaning) applied on many ranges such Sandstone. This continual creative effort. The thickness of the tiles has been reduced to a minimum – 3.co. several sizes and in a slimline format. These high-resistance porcelain floor tiles are complemented by a matt wall tile option with a relief pattern in Savage Walnut Bosco. businesses.peronda. Aparici .inalco. stylish and practical the new generation of slimline tiles can reduce installation time. slimline products. Cuarcita.www.5 mm thick). walls. and from rustic to wood relief and metallic finishes. SlimmKer-Floor offers the added advantages of a high mechanical resistance and breaking strength that is far superior to conventional thicknesses.colorker.www. Grespania – Coverlam . This theme encompasses a range of wood grain options – from subtle to realistic. plus. decorative ceilings and even kitchen and furniture benchtops. Tau .com Ceracasa brings together all of its wood effects into a single collection.com Vives offers the latest wood-ceramic aesthetics as a design resource that offers verve. Once it has been installed. costs and grouting and can be used for floors.ceracasa. decorative and lighter in weight. For its new range Inalco has chosen stone or wood as a source of inspiration in addition to designs featuring textures evocative of cement.Soft Finish . Made in Spain. Vestige honours the essence of wood that has been carefully worked and weathered by creatively reinventing this effect with modern tones and formats.www. creating the new Timber range in six colours and two sizes.tauceramica. widely available in the UK. Ceracasa . or metallics such as Evolution.www. Inalco Inalco Ceracasa 048 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 049 . Peronda . Inalco have specialised in the development of large-format. SlimmKer / SlimmKer-Floor tiles represent a dynamic way to revamp living spaces swiftly and cleanly and beautifully. development and innovation designed to provide end users and professionals alike with high quality products to meet their evolving needs. Inalco .Timber range .spaintiles. impermeability and durability.grespania. Inalco – SlimmKer .com The Timber collection features aged and weathered wood effects.com Tau has launched subtle wood effect tiles in a chic grey palette as part of its new urban inspired Lenyo collection. despite its silky texture.Salonga.Print Vestige 2.5mm– making it possible to produce large-format.pioneers of slim tiles .com The collection features subtle wood motifs in an elegant silver finish.www.es Through exhaustive studies of market demands and the application of pioneering manufacturing processes.Savage & Natura Mobila & Valmont .es Designed with a focus on quality and durability. which can be installed over the top of other tiles or surfaces represent a key renovation advance. The appeal lies in the variations of tone and visual intrigue. Sutton . lightweight tiles with all the features of porcelain stoneware: strength. with its delicate palette of neutral colours and the beautiful combination of stone and metal in the Oxido series add to the versatility on offer.com Savage comes in four sizes and two wood grain effects .
Cairngorm™ cubicles are now available with Polyrey CGL panels. too. “The Drive to Zero landfill program is good for our business.buildinginnovations. McCann. - crushed scrap of DuPont™ Corian® is sold for use as road sub-base material and as landscape stone. providing a major contribution to the modern built environment . - ground-up scrap of DuPont™ Corian® sheet is used as recycled content in first grade products.dupont. The goals are tied directly to business growth. CGL is completely impervious to water allowing panels to be washed down thoroughly without fear of damage and is particularly suited for high humidity environments and offers resistance to many chemical products used in hospitals and other commercial facilities. - DuPont™ Tyvek® wrap and flashing manufacturing trim is recycled into first-grade material. and services since 1802. Today. The main products and brands managed by DuPont Building Innovations are DuPont™ Corian®. reused. construction debris and even cafeteria waste were all within scope at the project’s 15 global manufacturing and partner sites. governments. DuPont™ Typar® and DuPont™ Plantex®. About DuPont Building Innovations .uk/card Washrooms Are Always A Hot Topic When It Comes To Hygiene When considering the impacts of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HCAIs) we are all agreed that patient safety should come before cutting costs. good for the environment and highly valued by our customers . durability. the Sanitized® additive ensures continuous protection against the development and proliferation of bacteria. www.co.co. Some examples: - sanding waste from the manufacture of DuPont™ Corian® is used as a filler replacement in concrete. The company believes that by collaborating with customers. unusable raw materials. decreasing dependence on fossil fuels. hospitals etc. DuPont™ Tyvek® high-performance breather building membranes.From innovative energy-saving systems to beautiful and long-lasting surfacing solutions. DuPont Building Innovations has become completely landfill-free. - carrier belt film is melted and used to make adhesives. DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals more than 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment.co. Manufacturing byproducts.).uk/card 050 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 051 . The Drive to Zero landfill project was particularly unique in that it included third-party partner sites. By completely eliminating landfill . the extensive offering of DuPont Building Innovations delivers safety. Collaborating with our business partners allowed us to succeed in reaching our ambitious project goal of zero landfill. DuPont™ Tyvek®. www. After three years of focused effort. DuPont™ Typar and DuPont™ Plantex® geosynthetic textiles and other products is sent to landfills. through the “Drive to Zero” landfill program. Sanitized® guarantees a safe and hygienic surface (99. product scrap.THE BOOK/INTERIORS THE BOOK/EXTERNAL WORKS DuPont Building Innovations Achieves “Zero Landfill Status” DuPont has achieved zero landfill status in its Building Innovations business by reducing.Working with our supply chain partners to tackle the zero landfill goal was critical to the success of our business in reducing its environmental footprint. and protecting life and the environment. bridges and other infrastructure and also to landscaping and gardens. Now.DuPont Building Innovations has created a new standard for environmental stewardship.9% effective). - cafeteria waste is recycled into worm bedding or converted into energy. and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 46 www. NGOs. to roads. where products are often made for other companies. or ground into animal bedding. reusing and recycling manufacturing byproducts and waste at manufacturing sites globally. materials. Manufactured from Compact Grade Laminate (CGL) panels this antivandal cubicle system will ensure your washrooms are. Perfect for sensitive (humidity. reducing its environmental footprint from 36 740 tons of landfill waste annually to zero.” said Timothy P. material that previously may have been destined for a landfill is being reused or recycled. This meant that the project team had to manage the challenge of eliminating all unrelated product manufacturing landfill waste.html ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 45 www. - shipping pallets are repaired. specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets. but wouldn’t it be ideal to achieve both? Whether you are refurbishing existing washrooms or planning new toilet / showering facilities. Cubicle Centre Ltd has the perfect solution.buildinginnovations. heat) and high traffic environments (schools. DuPont Building Innovations brings dynamic science to the discovery and development of innovative products and services for residential and commercial construction.uk/reducing-infection-washrooms. DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products. beauty and energy efficiency.washroomcubicles. The Drive to Zero project was comprehensive in other ways. none of the waste generated by the business from the manufacture of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces. president of DuPont Building Innovations.not just reducing it . The Cairngorm™ cubicle system is designed to perform in even the most demanding environments. Vandal resistant and suited for areas of high volume usage. All Polyrey CGL is Sanitized® at no additional cost.across the spectrum of building and architecture.
The tests found very little of this polluted material was removed by separators or retention systems. utilising laminated spruce logs of 88mm thickness. before it enters a local watercourse. This makes the timber more durable and usable indoors and outdoors without the need for a coating.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 47 www.co.logwise. Essential works were then carried out to protect the embedded steel reinforcement. Managing Director of Logwise. the log buildings were designed at the Logwise design centre in Devon. The project was overseen by Cadman Construction Ltd from Colchester as main contractors. and cast in a white. penetrate the CARBOTEC 60 filter-bed and begin to form a filter cake.co. Concrete admixture. features gags.remmers. The buildings were actually timber frame in construction with the logs acting as an external cladding material. polished and sealed.” www. but it has the look of a more exotic hardwood.000 comedians.archtp. large multi-occupancy residential unit and toilet and shower block. it was quite a task! The Toilet and Shower block was the final building to be completed in February of this year. Finally a bonding bridge was applied and a new fibre reinforced slab was laid to protect the concrete from any further damage.sikaconcreteadmixtures. de-icing salt and heavy metals such as Copper and Zinc. the DRAINFIX® CLEAN channels’ incorporating a filter-bed. as we were running the boards up to stone slabs to create a staggered junction. The site is in the open countryside.hauraton. CCCP were the onsite consultant engineers who tested the car park structure for levels of chlorides in the concrete and created the project specification which recommended the use of Remmers MCI and Remmers Betofix concrete repair systems.uk/card Logwise In The Great Outdoors Logwise have designed and built nine new buildings for the Danbury and East Mersea centres of Essex Outdoors. North Yorkshire. this absorbs the captured pollutants and speeds their break down. Pollutants. The 2.000 logs in total.buildinginnovations.co. wash into the channel system. The flexibility to specify the boards at the width we needed was also a plus. This concrete mix. which was commissioned by Blackpool Council. The project uses the durable timber in decking around a swimming pond installed by Garden Style of Sheffield. providing sufficient water retention volume to ensure there is no back-pressure or overflow of the system.uk – select SERVICE then click PRODUCT VIDEOS.200 square metre concrete artwork. so it is easy to work with.uk/card Sika In Comedy Carpet Roll Out Self compacting concrete containing Sika admixtures played an important role in the production of Comedy Carpet. Other concrete repairs were also carried out to the base slab. was the only system that worked effectively over a long period. www. produces unique fluidity and inherent compactibility.co.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 49 www.co. catchphrases and names of more than 1. catering unit. Sika® Control 40 was also contained in the mix to greatly reduce any shrinkage during curing of the concrete.buildinginnovations. providers of high quality outdoor learning opportunities for young people. The letters were laid out in a mould. A reinforced concrete base layer was then added.uk/card Arch Timber Protection’s KEYWOOD Treated Pine Specified for Decking Around Swimming Pond for Zero Carbon House Arch Timber Protection’s KEYWOOD treated pine has been chosen by landscape designer Alistair W Baldwin to be part of a site landscaping project on the grounds of a zero carbon house near Harrogate. Once completed and laid in place on the headland. Extensive independent testing has shown surface pollutants naturally attached themselves to very fine particles and when it rains. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 51 www. The channels are sized for this stage of the cycle.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 48 www. located on the Tower Headland at the foot of Blackpool Tower. self compacting concrete supplied was chosen. hardwearing grout to form the visual layer when completed and turned over. "These buildings will provide a long lasting legacy for children to enjoy for years to come".uk/card Important Technical Announcement From Hauraton The European Water Framework Directive requires Authorities to manage water resources better and clean-up storm water commonly polluted with hydrocarbons.buildinginnovations. KEYWOOD is a modified softwood created by treating FSCcertified Radiata pine with a biomass-based thermosetting resin.buildinginnovations.buildinginnovations. To avoid disturbing the mosaic of letters. Comprising five small residential units.co. To achieve this.uk/card 052 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 053 . www. Comprising 235 cast concrete panels. with an online video demonstrating the effectiveness of the system via www.THE BOOK/EXTERNAL WORKS THE BOOK/EXTERNAL WORKS Remmers Drive The Corrosion Away At Eastgate Car Park Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness houses a car park with 1350 spaces.000 letters cut from solid red and black granite and specially created cobalt blue concrete. says Robert Clarke. microorganisms and small creatures invade and start a soil forming process. particles and organic matter from the surrounding drained surface. A DRAINFIX® CLEAN samples pack and explanatory leaflet is now available from Hauraton. The 30mm deep letters were cast into high quality concrete panels.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 50 www. the piece by Gordon Young. and its attractive light color blends with all surroundings. and the KEYWOOD treatment was perfect for that. includes over 160. so it was important that the deck took on an attractive weathered look from day one. As a designer. Triple glazed doors and windows were also supplied by Honka to complete the package. the carpet was ground. these particles are washed into the drainage system. www. a classroom. As the filter medium continues to mature.co. surrounding land or catchment area.co. soffits and columns and all works were successfully completed with minimum disruption. Designer Alistair W Baldwin said: “The KEYWOOD product is based on pine. I am very attracted to its pale coloring when dry and its rich warm tones when wet. it was necessary for this base layer to be cast without added vibration to consolidate the concrete. Construction of the log kits was undertaken by Finnish contractors employed by Logwise and with around 4.co. The Hauraton DRAINFIX® CLEAN filter-bed drainage channel system is designed to directly cleanse polluted storm water. containing specially adapted Sika® ViscoCrete® superplasticisers. removing most of the main pollutants found in storm water run-off.
“One of the key design objectives for this project was to maximise natural light and views out onto the landscaped areas. The site’s landscaping was inspired by the heathland that characterises much of the New Forest National Park. office. Head Teacher at Forest Park School said. child-centred facility which is set to transform special school provision in Hampshire. reducing the reliance on mechanical ventilation.technal. children’s kitchen for cookery activities. aged between two and 11 years. provides accommodation for 72 children with special educational needs.” He added. The outer walls are constructed of brick with inner façades of dark timber and glass. All visitors have commented on how light and airy the building feels. and the GXi sliding patio door. The school is a collection of low rise buildings interlinked by a series of canopies and arranged around a number of courtyards. “We are very pleased with the finished building which is performing to a high standard and has been very well received by the children. including the glazing. For further information about the revolutionary MODAL rapid-build low rise façade system or to download a technical brochure. which gives specifiers a much wider choice of configuration options. MODAL is used as fixed light glazing and with FXi65 windows. helping us to extend the building into the external play spaces. visit www. The scheme is targeted to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating and has a number of sustainability features to minimise its impact on the environment such as solar thermal panels to assist in providing hot water for the hydrotherapy pool. WINDOWS & GLAZING THE BOOK/DOORS. and a combination of dual and mono-pitched zinc roofs.uk/card 054 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 055 . WINDOWS & GLAZING Technal’s New Low Rise Façade System Used For Inspirational Special School In Hampshire One of the first applications of the latest aluminium glazing system from Technal is a visionary new primary school in Hampshire for children with learning difficulties. Finished in dark brown with contrasting bronze doors. The revolutionary MODAL low rise façade system was specified for Forest Park School near Southampton. the new building has created an inspirational. soft play room.9m contract. high levels of natural ventilation and highly glazed elevations to maximise natural light.” Commenting on the specification of MODAL.co. Facilities include a library. hydrotherapy pool. therapy room. dining room. staff and parents. Nicky Dando. It has an innovative modular design. hall. This is a sustainable building so we also needed to provide a good level of natural ventilation. IT suite. MODAL is a rapid-build low rise façade system – and the first in the UK to offer integral opening vents.” The new school. which has been created following the amalgamation of two existing schools. Sound attenuated louvres provide additional natural ventilation.buildinginnovations. specialist art room and extensive external play areas. Glazing fabricator Solaglas installed Technal’s MODAL low rise façade system extensively throughout. was also specified. The buildings are also orientated to minimise solar gain and improve cross ventilation. together with Technal’s CD commercial door. combined heat and power system. The MODAL system could incorporate both louvres for passive ventilation and integrated windows. “We are delighted with all aspects of the new building.THE BOOK/DOORS.co. which is fully integrated with MODAL. light room. the project architect at Hampshire County Council said. Designed by Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects and constructed by Morgan Sindall in a £8.uk/MODAL ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 52 www.
The latest version includes a time band to disable or divert calls outside certain times. to any mobile telephone number or land line. safety and reliability in a heavy-duty automatic door. when used in the external solid doors. The attention to detail that has established Hörmann as the market leader even extends to the packaging which is designed to support the door in the correct position to make it easy to fit.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 55 www. each able to call two telephone numbers. it is also possible to have up to 10 call buttons each with one primary number and five divert numbers. This design feature addresses the heat build up issue that can shorten the life of the integral cylinder motors.buildinginnovations. is supplied with a barrel casing as standard.THE BOOK/DOORS.totalglass. Total Glass also supplies communal entrance doors to Secured by Design standards. In addition. The Powerframe door is ideal for applications requiring high levels of security combined with ease of use.videx-security. the automatic door features an emergency release allowing the door to be operated manually without the need for a crank handle. Manufactured from thermally-broken aluminium profiles.co. A transparent cover prevents a finger trap hazard. battery powered. www. Should there be a power failure. and unlike other roller doors.co. one of the leading UK installers. the product design links the spring compensation and automatic cut-out so that there is no need for a separate. a solid wooden door proved difficult for waiters when carrying food through. With longevity designed in.uk/card New Features For The Videx GSM Intercom Videx Security’s GSM door intercom system is available with a number of new features.uk/card Total Glass Door Makes An Entrance At Nightclub Finished in a pillar-box shade of red. a silent dialling mode for additional security and the facility for additional diverts on call buttons.uk/card Safely Rolled Up By Hörmann The space saving Hörmann RollMatic is already recognised as both the best and safest roller garage door available today. fitted the new Premier-Slide aluminium door set with disabled push pads. while the automatic operator is positioned outside the standard barrel casing for ease of maintenance. The 4000 Series functional GSM intercom system works on the same technology as a mobile phone. Up to 50 call buttons can be connected to the door panel. Warwick Aldersley. As well as being practical.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 54 www. the RollMatic features a soft start and stop feature. The house owner specified Oak as his preferred material of choice for the doors. which are designed to provide a controlled closing of single or double action aluminium doors compliant with Approved Document M. MD of Meer End Stairs. Fireco. WINDOWS & GLAZING THE BOOK/DOORS. It enables a call to be made from an entry point. Available in easily machinable sheets with a cork core. more commonly used for this style of door. Total Glass supplied and installed its Powerframe double and single doors with sidelights at the Embassy Nightclub in Bangor. the Oak TEC sandwich panels combine cost efficiency with low wastage. The Premier-Slide automatic door has been installed to ensure easy access to and from the kitchen. For added safety. The Premier-Slide provides the most comprehensive range of features that could be required in an automatic door operator.co. to produce 130 bespoke internal and external doors for a prestigious new build property in Warwickshire. wind locks are standard and with the automatic operator there is an integrated mechanical security kit. WINDOWS & GLAZING Auto Sliding Door For Kitchen Of Award Winning Restaurant Global Automatics has made life easier for kitchen staff at the award-winning Orwells restaurant near Henley. safety edge.buildinginnovations. such as a door or gate. www.buildinginnovations.co. the robustness and aesthetics of the Total Glass aluminium high-security communal entrance doors provide the ideal solution for a new nightclub in North Wales. both doors feature the Adams Rite DC860 camaction integral closers. and provide a flawless product with added dimensional stability far greater than that of traditional solid wood. www. www.global-automatics. The robust construction and precise microprocessor technology makes it an excellent choice for automatic sliding door solutions.timbmet.co.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 57 www.buildinginnovations. thermal-efficiency and long-term durability. the new automatic sliding door is aesthetically pleasing in a frosted glass finish.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 53 www.uk/card 056 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 057 . With the systems additional divert facility enabled.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 56 www. with a new corporate branded PremierSlide door.buildinginnovations. www.co. with up to six numbers per button. It provides power.hormann. while matching side doors and fixed decorative panels add to the design options available. suggested TEC® (Timbmet Engineered Components) Oak sandwich panels as a solution in order to minimise the inherent movement that the use of Oak would cause over time. the TEC panels meant the doors were perfectly able to meet demanding new EU U-value regulations.uk/card Timbmet’s Oak TEC Sandwich Panels Provide Cost And Energy Efficient Doors Timbmet has combined forces with joinery company ‘Meer End Stairs’. This high quality door features Hörmann's patented tension spring technology which makes for ease of operation and prevents the door closing suddenly even when operated manually. Previously. Theses doors come complete with colour matched side guides and fascias to ensure a high quality appearance.
buildinginnovations. Automatic options are catered for with integration into Comar’s extensive range of existing framing and auto door beams. Meeting the rigorous demands of large open plan spaces.uk/card Comar 7P.i Commercial Swing Doors Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems are pleased to launch its next generation of commercial swing door sets. locking and door position and a large built in LED to allow visual status. the new Comar 7Pi Commercial Door offers even lower U-values housed in robust profiles for high traffic areas.co.uk/card Alpro Launch The New VORTEX Electromagnet Range Alpro hardware has launched the Vortex electromagnet range.buildinginnovations. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 58 www.buildinginnovations. Part of GEZE’s popular Slimdrive range. The magnets are smaller than a standard slimline magnet. providing +25mm deflection are available with the new System 8000 partitioning system.co.500kgs (15. As a result.buildinginnovations. A multi-point locking system gives added security. For more information on the SL82 visit our website www. but combine higher holding forces of 1500 kgs with lower current draw than standard magnets. Double or triple glazing offers the best thermal insulation and with a multi-cavity profile the frame is both elegant and strong.uk/card FOLDING DOORS ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 62 www. This partitioning system provides up to 49dB acoustic performance.solarlux. The magnet is dual voltage (12/24vDC) and draws 240mA at 12volts DC and 120mA at 24volts DC.co. a curved automatic door operator was chosen for its sleek appearance and versatility as it can be tailored to bespoke radii and door dimensions. www.alpro. A range of head and base details provides specifiers with an endless array of options. along with SAS International’s unique C-Joint which creates the appearance of butt jointed glass without using silicone. maximising footfall. both operators are just 7cm high so they can be mounted almost invisibly.uk/card GLASS CANOPIES WINTERGARDENS SOLARLUX Systems Ltd | Tel 01707 339970 | info@solarlux. Floor tracks can be surface mounted or flush. Two glass swing doors with EMD-F automatic door operators were also installed on either side of the lobby for security use and out-of-hours access. With extremely high footfall expected at peak periods. The Comar 7Pi Swing Doors are available in single or double configurations with options for double action open-in and open-out. making them the ideal choice for this stylish stainless steel and glass entrance.co. as well as meeting the highest efficiency and quality standards.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 59 www. with aesthetically pleasing round anti-finger trap stiles. WINDOWS & GLAZING GEZE Gives Beaufort House Curve Appeal The striking 12-storey Beaufort House in the heart of the City of London has been transformed by the installation of an individually designed. The smaller dimensions of the unit mean for practical purposes the units will also fit smaller type doors and frames.Solarlux_BuildingInns_277x200_Layout 1 25/01/2012 16:50 Page 1 THE BOOK/DOORS. Independent tests have shown this unique feature to provide 1. By taking the extensive range of solutions from its market leading Comar 7 Door range and coupling this with their trade-marked Comar Pi (polyamide insulation). Additional features built into the units include dual monitoring.uk/card SOLARLUX SL82 A unique style in folding door glazing which gives the impression of an harmonious all-glazed façade.uk or ring 01707 339970 SAS International Launches New Fully Glazed Partitioning System SAS International has launched its new System 8000 fullyglazed.uk 058 ISSUE 2 2012 .000N’s) of genuine holding force.co. The glazing is stepped over the internal frame so that only a small external frame is visible. System 8000 integrates seamlessly with SAS International drywall components and suspended ceiling systems enabling glass and solid elevations to be combined effortlessly.buildinginnovations. These highly compact operators are able to move large and heavy doors easily with virtually no noise. a range of deflection heads.co. GEZE’s energy-efficient Slimdrive SC.co. a new generation of face to face electromagnets. frameless partitioning system. Safety and user friendly solutions are offered in the Comar 7Pi Commercial Door. minimising heat loss or gain and enabling access for all. up to 60 minutes fire performance and severe structural performance. System 8000 is available in traditional single and double glazing along with a new 50mm wide narrow gauge double glazing detail.co. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 61 www. oval-shaped entrance lobby with curved automatic doors from GEZE UK. The magnet is also fitted with pressure sensors to provide an early warning system. a curved entrance was chosen that would enable the largest possible number of people to flow through the lobby at any one time. The doors have been extensively tested to PAS 24. and two identical inner doors. the lobby’s unique oval design features two automatic bi-parting sliding outer glass doors which are gently curved. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 60 www.
Sapele. it is available for the full range of applications. over sized and undersized garages. For more information visit www.dande. with their innovatively designed and expertly manufactured product range. WINDOWS & GLAZING THE BOOK/DOORS. bedrooms and bathrooms continue to lead the market.co. door curtain and automation are provided as one package. Door applications have included open courtyards. premier supplier of furniture fittings for kitchens.uk/card RM_Commercial doors_1-2 page_landscape 060 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 061 . Choice of soft-close and push-to-open. They use quality components and hardware from sliding rails to remote controls.uk/card T: 0151 280 6626 | E: info@rundum. The solid timber range includes Spruce. installation and maintenance. coach houses. The patented pin entry system offers an almost infinite amount of security key differs. Rundum purchase tree trunks specifically for their customers. ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 63 www. ventilated and security garage doors. award-winning new build. as well as the Unica option that combines both push-to-open and soft close operation. Larch. They offer a complete exterior door systems service .uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 64 www. Using Rundum garage doors gives the specifier flexible layout options with almost any size door available.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 65 www. Larger doors can be supplied for commercial and public buildings. Rundum Meir work closely with architects and clients and pride themselves in their personal service and ability to provide design solutions.from survey and design to manufacture. boathouses. copper.buildinginnovations.uk or call 0151 280 6626. both with part and full extension on the cabinet side. The Geminy Range is designed with the ultimate security in mind from a mechanical security product. Ireland and further afield. aluminium. They have successfully completed hundreds of projects throughout Great Britain.rundumuk. outhouses. Door gear. Specifically designed to combine functionality and style.co. curved buildings. Other timbers are available on request along with quality materials such as copper.co. In addition. ensures that Futura will be the ideal drawer runner for almost any unit.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 66 www. European Oak and Iroko.uk | W: www. Manual or unique remote control operation is available. aluminium and glass.uk/card D&E Geminy High Security Range D&E is proud to present the Geminy High Security Range of Escutcheons and key safes. the Geminy Range is a must for security environments where the removal of a power source can result in unwanted entry.co.rundumuk.saliceuk. Their exterior door systems have been used on listed buildings.buildinginnovations.co. exterior door systems that are made in a range of beautiful materials including timber. Cedar. refurbishment projects and a high profile passive house.buildinginnovations.uk/card Bespoke Garage Doors Commercial Domestic Listed & Heritage Special Projects Salice Furniture Fittings Offer Innovative Performance SALICE. the Silentia range provides silent and smooth closing action for all types of furniture doors. which are then quarter-sawn or rift sawn before use. WINDOWS & GLAZING High-Tech And Classic Handmade Garage Doors Rundum Meir UK ltd specialise in high quality. Hemlock.buildinginnovations. www. front and side doors and 'hidden' garage doors to blend in with facades are also available.co. standard and custom made. Their Silentia range of integrated soft close hinge featuring 12mm cup drilling remains a popular choice for performance and durability.co.co.THE BOOK/DOORS. www. underground multi-user. conceptual architecture.co. steel and glass. To further reinforce SALICE’s impressive product offering. the innovative Bortoluzzi co-planar sliding door system is proving a real head turner in the style stakes. Salice’s Futura range of concealed drawer runners are available suitable for all drawer opening applications.
including fire and terrorist attack.1 billion Langham Place development. Wrightstyle has supplied to a number of projects in Hong Kong in recent years. Wrightstyle was also specified for HSBC’s high-security central data centre in Hong Kong.based specialist supplier of advanced glazing systems.7 million) mixed-use development in Hong Kong.THE BOOK/DOORS.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 67 www.co.wrightstyle. or severe wind loading. The company is currently completing Olympic and other projects in the UK with further international contracts underway in Malta. WINDOWS & GLAZING Wrightstyle Supplies To New Town Project In Hong Kong A UK steel glazing company has supplied to a prestigious HK $500 million (£40. including two-hour glassto-glass internal screens. the Devizes.co. Wrightstyle offers a fabrication service at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. www. US and Far Eastern standards. a milestone in urban renewal in Hong Kong. Wrightstyle designs and supplies both the glass and steel framing systems in one integrated and guaranteed assembly. much of it built on reclaimed land. door systems and a large number of non-rated large-span roof-lights. including new educational and health facilities. The company has become internationally-recognised for the design. in both Hong Kong and Singapore.buildinginnovations. Wrightstyle was also a supplier to the HK $3. underlining the specialist nature of steel glazing and the importance of specifying both the glass and steel elements as one integrated unit. Tseung Kwan O is one of nine new towns in Hong Kong. and carried out sitespecific fire testing on behalf of the ASD for a strategic transport interchange between the New Territories and Hong Kong itself.000 people. 60/60 rated internal and external screens. has supplied a range of internal and external elements for a newlycompleted residential and sports centre in the Tseung Kwan O district of the city. The Hang Hau centre. with the further UK option of using local installers who have been trained by Wrightstyle’s in-house specialists. due to fully open next month (March).uk/card 062 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 063 . Underlining the structural performance of its systems. and who have full access to Wrightstyle’s technical support team. Wrightstyle. The contractor was China State Construction International Holdings Limited. severe wind loading. a 5-star hotel with 665 bedrooms and rooftop swimming pool as well as a 600. Abu Dhabi and Qatar. is a key community element for the new town. and which includes a 53-storey office tower. with fire and other test certification to EU. a highly-sensitive hub for the Bank’s operations. The company was specified for the Hang Hau project by the Architectural Services Department (ASD) of the Hong Kong government. WINDOWS & GLAZING THE BOOK/DOORS. supply and installation of steel glazing systems to mitigate against the full range of natural or man-made threats. The project had to meet strict criteria for both blast performance and. in a typhoon region. with a planned population of some 450. the largest construction contractor in Hong Kong.000 sq ft shopping mall with 300 shops. and the first data centre in Hong Kong to meet the industry’s most stringent reliability and security requirements. Wrightstyle supplied various glazed components. Additionally.
Managing Director at AET. hotels. However. solar thermal systems generally work by storing the heated water in an insulated storage vessel which is usually connected to a boiler or which contains an electric immersion heater to supplement the collector’s output at times of high space heating or water demand. Until recently. Until now. This is because. which require new commercial buildings to meet up to 20% of their energy demands from renewable sources (commonly called the Merton Rule) have seen the number of commercial solar applications start to increase.com Article By: AET Title: Commercial Sector Warms To Solar Thermal Innovation Author: Glan Blake-Thomas. ISSUE 2 2012 065 . the majority of solar thermal systems were limited to small domestic applications in the UK. unlike many other renewable technologies. Solar irradiation in a UK winter is about 30% of its summertime peak. are particularly suitable for applications where there is insufficient space on a building’s roof or where the roof is shaded by adjacent buildings. From a financial perspective this will shave around £3000 from the school’s gas energy bill each year and possibly 5 times that if electricity was the energy source. modern collectors will ensure that installations facing south east. for example. However. explains how new. In addition. However. the decision of where to site a solar array has become a lot easier with the recent development of solar thermal collectors specifically designed to be integrated into a building’s façade. Typically. solar thermal is a proven and durable technology which is cost effective to install for the majority of commercial applications. solar thermal systems have even been linked to absorption chillers to provide chilled water using heat from the sun. under which the government will 064 ISSUE 2 2012 pay a tariff for each kWh of energy generated by a renewable technology. or even for applications where a roof faces north. Based on this study. with a suitably sized array hot water can still be generated. However.camel-solar. It does not have to be purchased.the hotter the sun. dairies and public and private swimming pools. Whatever the type of collector installed. the efficiency of sleek. will lead to further increases in both new build and retrofit applications. away from the sun. the optimum performance of a solar thermal collector will occur when the unit faces due south. Because solar thermal technology is so simple and reliable. it is a perfect synergy of technologies . Improvements in collector efficiency and the recent introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. AET has calculated that energy savings coupled with government payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive will give a return on investment for a solar thermal installation of approximately 7 -8 years. with energy costs set to rise in the near future that payback period is likely to reduce still further. All of which serves as proof that there has never been a better time to consider a solar thermal installation. the supplier of the Camel Solar™ range of panels and collectors into the UK market. stricter planning rules.OPINION OPINION www. Managing Director Glan Blake-Thomas. helping reduce carbon emissions. these can include copper and aluminium flat plate collectors. In the Middle East and southern Europe. where hot water consumption can be up to 10-20 times this amount. However. Even so. with the cost of fossil fuels rising rapidly and with business operating margins becoming ever tighter. a solar thermal solution would save approximately 45.000kWh of energy with a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions of roughly 10 tonnes. mined. Façade mounted collectors. For large scale consumers. We have recently completed a study on the feasibility of solar thermal applications in the UK. copper and aluminium façade collectors and evacuated tube collectors for large scale applications where a premium performance is required. building owners and occupiers are now giving serious consideration to solar thermal systems for commercial applications. In the northern hemisphere. Which is why. the collectors are ideal for buildings with flat roofs in areas where planning rules or aesthetic demands preclude a roof-top installation. It found that for a school using 4000 litres of hot water a day. such as AET’s Copper FAÇADE and Aluminium FAÇADE. The use of renewable technologies is also being driven by businesses wanting to be seen to be green in response to increased public awareness of environmental issues. breweries. it is particularly relevant for businesses that use a high volume of hot water such as hospitals. a solar thermal installation will also save on the amount of carbon taxes paid by larger organisations under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. Solar thermal systems use specially designed solar collectors to harvest heat from the sun for use in both space and water heating applications. it is suitable for a wide variety of commercial applications. the more cooling that can be produced. In addition. the story becomes even more powerful as the savings will have a significant impact on the bottom line. aesthetically attractive and energy efficient designs open up fresh installation opportunities for building services contractors. or those which are even orientated westward can provide a meaningful energy input. Sunshine is free. It is not unusual for water to be heated to 60°C in October and November. south west. collectors have often been mounted on a building’s roof or on an adjacent patch of ground. like hotels. imported or transported. refined. Both conventional and façade type solar thermal collectors can supply up to 60% of a building’s heat demand over a year.
and the fire detectors are connected to this via one or more circuits. it is so important to choose a fire protection system that combines reliability and versatility with economy. the alarm is raised throughout the premises. Hopefully this short article has shown that. since each apartment can have its own zone. While it won’t show which individual detector has been operated. addressable systems are an unnecessarily complex and expensive choice for smaller installations. They use detectors that send digital data over the circuit to the control panel.uk Article By: Fike Safety Technology Title: Two-Wired Fire Protection Author: Alan Locke Multipoint Detector/Sounder Multipoint Detector Hipoint Callpoint Multipoint Detector Multipoint Detector Soundpoint Multipoint Detectors/Sounders Multipoint Detector Multipoint Detectors/Sounders Multipoint Detectors/Sounders Flashpoint Multipoint Detector Multipoint Detectors/Sounders Callpoint Callpoint Callpoint allocated to the hallways. which means that they can provide detailed information about the location of the fire.fikesafetytechnology. but there are big savings to be made on installation costs. the two-wire option offers the best value for money.co. If. say. sounders and beacons all share the same cable. there is a third option. while the fourth zone is 066 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 067 . in some systems. This is the two-wire or bi-wire system. but much less important in small installations where the site of the fire will either be readily apparent or easy to locate. This arrangement is useful as a fire signal from a single apartment may well mean nothing more than someone has burnt their toast. for example.OPINION OPINION www. Alan Locke of Fike Safety Technology provides some useful guidelines. there are locations where it is preferable to reduce the influence or even disable one or other of the detection functions. two-wire systems are a very attractive option. that for small and mediumsized installations.fikesafetytechnology. It’s also worth noting that the detectors used in two-wire systems are by no means all the same. Generally speaking. Addressable systems are considerably more complex. in all but the very simplest and most complex of fire protection installations. this arrangement will show in which apartment the actuation has taken place and. Separate circuits are used to connect the sounders and beacons to the control panel. an eight-zone panel would be used for a similar property with up to seven apartments. Two-wire systems use simple inexpensive cabling and the detectors. In this price sensitive market. stairways and other common areas. Additionally. This is a crucial benefit in a large installation like an office block or a major retail site. For specifiers. however. In most instances. These types of systems make it easier for contractors to win more contracts and improve profits. Advanced twowire systems can go even further by offering the option to respond differently to signals from alarm devices based on their type and location. com. Clearly. a fire signal from a manual call point or automatic detector in a common area can be arranged to instantly trigger sounders and beacons throughout the entire premises. four or eight zones.uk/twinflex. in our apartment block. With conventional systems. such as small apartment blocks and houses of multiple occupation. a simple control panel is used. However. in an apartment block with three apartments. or visit www. For example. conventional systems are the way to go. please email email@example.com to download a pdf version. whereas a fire signal from an automatic detector in one of the apartments can be arranged to initially trigger the sounders and beacons in that apartment only. A four-zone panel is a good choice. and good detectors will allow the installer to do this. the two-wire system is likely to offer valuable increased functionality. The components for two-wire fire alarm systems cost only a little more than those for conventional systems. This assumption is often incorrect. while at the same time gaining satisfied customers! To receive a free pocket guide on installing two-wire systems which are fully compliant with BS5839 standards. The most useful are types with both smoke and heat sensors. however. the fire signal from the apartment persists for. However. But what can be expected of a two-wire system? First of all. one minute. depending on the equipment chosen. A common assumption among specifiers and even some contractors is that fire protection systems are divided into two major groups – conventional and addressable. a combination of heat and smoke detection will give the optimum balance between fast response to a real fire and freedom from false alarms. which is all too often overlooked. it will also show whether the actuation originates from an automatic detector or a manual call point. It would seem therefore. manual call points. therefore. Conventional systems are usually assumed to be the most suitable and most cost-effective option for small to medium-sized applications. This complies fully with Part 1 and Part 6 of British Standard BS5839. The result is that the overall cost of a two-wire installation is almost invariably lower than that of a conventional system for the same application. installers and end users alike. as we shall see shortly. depending on the size and complexity of the installation. consider the benefits of the following set-up option. control panels are typically available with two. in which case raising a general alarm is unnecessary and disruptive.
the new ProSol TF+ is also strikingly different thanks to its new.com. In addition the new site features 13 colour co-ordinated product categories. www. Redland’s new hook is designed so that fewer are needed for an installation compared with rival manufacturers. The new Q-Ton. This places the group in an ideal position to further develop its offering across the commercial ventilation market as well as the domestic market. This makes it one of the most efficient solar collectors on the market with a stagnation temperature of 250oC and one of the most economical ways to generate renewable energy. In appearance.eu ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 69 www. making the selection process easier and quicker for the customer. for the first time. an 11% improved insulation performance compared with ROOFMATE SL-A.co. which manufactures commercial and industrial ventilation systems and air handling units.THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Double Digit Growth For Vortice Despite a tough few years for the building industry.mitsubishichillers. ProSol TF+ is an advanced.camel-solar.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 70 www. Vortice has increased its energy efficient lines for system 3 and system 4 products.vortice. 140 and 160mm. published on 16 March 2012.uk/card Aquatiere Has The Soft Touch The Aquatiere No Scale saltless water softener is steadily making its mark amongst architects and specifiers.uk/card Select Elta Fans Elta Fans Building Services is pleased to announce the launch of eltaselect. XENERGY XPS is blown with CO2. adds additional requirements for MCS-certified solar PV (and solar thermal) systems. Using state-ofthe-art technology.co. MCS 012.schueco. has produced double digit growth figures for 2011. dramatically reducing the end user’s CRC contribution and has the lowest possible GWP (Global Warming Potential) of 1.co. Burtonon-Trent based Vortice Ltd. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is bringing the CO2 heat pump to the commercial market. selenium or lead – that are found in some PV systems. This greatly extends the system's design possibilities for architects. Now. 4mW thermal conductivity gains are possible at 140mm and 160mm thicknesses. a new brilliant-look.uk/card UK Launch For New Generation XPS Roof Insulation XENERGY SL Offers Better Performance And Thickness Savings Dow Building Solutions – the inventor of STYROFOAM insulation – has launched XENERGY SL. together with a special laminate foil (PVB). user friendly and suitable for navigation on all browsers including tablets and smart phones. parallelograms and rhomboids. The dramatic increase in the number of solar (particularly on-top Solar PV) systems since the introduction of the Feed In Tariff in 2010 has led to an increase in the number of leaking roofs. with particular effort spent in driving down costs and increasing efficiency in its heat recovery systems. do not form hard scale.000 litres of water over a few years.uk/card Innovative Mitsubishi Revolutionises The Production Of Sanitary Hot Water With The Launch Of The Q-Ton In a world first for efficiency and sustainability.” www. Schueco UK provides the complete PV solution comprising either a cladding system or an insulated façade system together with all necessary electrical components including inverters.uk/card New Solar Thermal Evacuated Tube Collector From AET AET has launched the Camel Solar Vacuum (CSV). www. Featuring Elta Fans’ stocked range available for next day delivery.uk/card Schueco’s New Prosol TF+ Thin-Film PV Is 30% More Efficient In April 2012. which supplies energy efficient ventilation systems for the domestic. Milanese parent company Vortice Spa.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 75 www.co. commercial and industrial market. roof designers and contractors are the first to be offered XENERGY SL designed for inverted roof insulation.buildinginnovations. ProSol TF+ can act both as insulation and as solar shading.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 68 www. The leading edge technology includes a unique compressor which operates in a system that can heat water to 90°C this is sustainable even when outdoor temperatures sink to -25°C.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 71 www. The advantage of the CSV over other types of solar collector is that the unit’s evacuated tubes enable the collector to work effectively even during the coldest winter months. no drain and no seperate drinking water tap. The module's superior performance – typically 80 Wp/m2 – is the result of a tandem cell structure that incorporates dual layers of microcrystalline and amorphous silicon. www. This dedicated website brings together one of the widest ranges of fans and associated ventilation products on the market. www. including the recently launched range of 17 new products. deep anthracite colouring and the fact that. reliability and strength – but has even better insulation performance thanks to the addition of infra-red blocking particles to scatter and reflect heat radiation within the foam board. In addition to supplying the ProSol TF+ modules. XENERGY XPS combines the features of STYROFOAM XPS .com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 72 www. a new generation extruded polystyrene (XPS) for insulation of inverted flat roofs.buildinginnovations. The unit is simply fitted onto the incoming water main and requires no power. higherefficiency thin-film PV module that produces a 30% increase in electrical output over conventional photovoltaic thin-film products. in addition to a standard rectangle. which includes copper and aluminium flat plate collectors. an extension to Dow’s ROOFMATE SL-A product range.co. up to 58 per cent less energy than a gas boiler. up-rated version of ProSol TF known as ProSol TF+.buildinginnovations.buildinginnovations. Detailed technical information for all products is provided in both onscreen and downloadable formats. be specified in a variety of alternative shapes including triangles. The problem was clearly associated with the fixings being used: in many cases these were proving inadequate to the challenges posed by the weather patterns of the UK. significantly lowering carbon emissions by 44 per cent compared to a gas boiler.co. A conventional salt based softener can waste up to 180. Designed as a BIPV product. the innovative softener is proving invaluable where avoiding the need for the provision of salt and ongoing maintenance is an effective method to reduce costs. cuts energy use and significantly reduces running costs and carbon emissions.durability.dowxenergy.buildinginnovations. copper and aluminium façade collectors. 120. As well as generating electricity. the CSV has been developed to absorb over 92% of the sun’s energy landing on the collector. www. in particular their mounting kits.buildinginnovations. will be available from Schueco UK Limited. www.co.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 73 www.aquatiere. the modules can.eltaselect. Benefits offered by the Q-Ton including consuming up to 76 per cent less energy than an electric water heater. 20/40/60 litre per minute versions are available from stock. also completed its purchase of Italian company Loran in 2011. other sizes can be made to order. cabling and connectors.buildinginnovations. Recently installed at the National Railway Museum and on North Sea Oil Rigs.redland. The CSV forms part of AET’s extensive range of Camel Solar commercial products.uk/card 068 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 069 . giving it a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five.uk/card Redland PV Fixings Designed To Meet MCS012 Standard DECC has published the long-awaited Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) 012 standard for the fixing of solar panels on roofs in the UK just days before Redland launched its new MCS 012 compliant fixing hook for Solar PV panels. General Manager Kevin Hippey comments: “Our commercial and industrial project management team together with our domestic market sales force is there to help specifiers plan their ventilation systems and ensure that the correct system is specified in the first place to achieve the desired energy savings. The Aquatiere No Scale softener uses Template Assisted Crysalisation to change the limescale in the water to microcopic crystals of magnesium and calcium which in there natural seperated state. the site is informative. www. an air-to-water heat pump.flexiblespace.com www. XENERGY SLis available in single extruded thicknesses of 100.co. ProSol TF+ is an exceptionally 'green' product containing none of the rare or toxic materials – such as cadmium.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 74 www.ltd.buildinginnovations.co.co. a high efficiency evacuated-tube solar thermal collector to harvest energy from the sun for commercial hot water and space heating applications.co.
Organisations are faced with growing pressure to demonstrate carbon reduction policies and although small scale measures such as low energy lighting and solar photovoltaic energy should not be dismissed. Air Conditioning Assessments. Despite the controversy that greeted the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC). the increased capital costs of installing an energy management system is easily countered by the return on investment. despite containing the storage cylinder. then recycling its energy before it is expelled into the outside atmosphere in the course of normal ventilation. In Hollies Farm.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 77 www. For the former group the main driver is to save costs at the construction phase and therefore little thought is given to the building’s future occupants and how they use the building and the energy consumed in doing so. one of NIBE’s new generation of heat pumps. the scope to include even more services is eminently feasible.THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Fit For Purpose Chris Monson of Trend Controls explains why having the foresight to specify and install a building energy management system (BEMS) at the construction phase will ensure long-term savings for occupants and reduce the burden imposed by environmental legislation. Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) also affect businesses. The Climate Change Levy (CCL).trendcontrols. Building managers are looking for more sophisticated applications to help analyse and manage their infrastructure and demand platforms that can handle broader integration of other building systems. It’s a sad fact of life that despite the various initiatives and drives towards greater energy efficiency within buildings. a leading social landlord in the North of England. While this type of developer will also have one eye on the cost of the project. there’s a strong possibility that it won’t be. wasting even more energy. The point is that regulation shouldn’t be necessary if a long-term approach to energy efficiency is factored in and the benefits of a BEMS in being able to achieve savings are considered. By applying a range of control and monitoring initiatives building services can operate in strict accordance with demands and prevailing conditions. 23 per cent of a building’s energy is used in lighting. is surprisingly slim-lined and the pleasantly styled unit is easily concealed in a cupboard in kitchen. too few developers recognise the long-term value of installing a fully featured building energy management system (BEMS) at the construction stage. thereby avoiding unnecessary use of energy. although others are reluctant to see the introduction of more onerous restrictions on an already pressured construction sector. it is here to stay and is likely to extend its scope to incorporate more businesses in the future. it will also enable those responsible for operating buildings to incorporate factors such as tariff changes in to a strategic approach to energy management and control. As there are no regulations stating that a BEMS must be installed. with an average simple payback of typically 3½years. There are those who feel that regulations are the only way to make sure that BEMS are installed at the point of initial construction. ventilation input is from vents situated in the diningand bedroom walls and the warmed air is subsequently gathered at ceiling height in the kitchen and bathroom. Implementing a full BEMS in a new build can form less than one per cent of the total construction expenditure and energy savings of 10-20 per cent can be achieved when compared to controlling each aspect of a building’s infrastructure separately. this lack of forward thinking leads to future occupants having to cope with inadequate visibility and control of their energy usage and.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 76 www. Developers tend to fall into two broad groups – there are those that configure buildings for others to inhabit and there are those who design and build premises for their own use. However. all appropriate pumps and an easily read and understood control panel. higher overheads and a larger carbon footprint.uk/card 070 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 071 .co. and it is estimated that around a third of the energy consumed for lighting in non-domestic buildings could be saved by utilising technology that automatically turns off the lights when space is unoccupied. Energy management isn’t a niche interest –building occupiers are now demanding greater visibility and transparency of their energy consumption and need access to energy data.nibe. Incorporated with smart metering. understand and improve their site's energy usage and costs by having them presented in an organised and informative way with clear signposts for improvements. Exhaust Air heating really is like grabbing energy out of thin air for the system is based on harnessing the heat already created by family living.buildinginnovations.co. As buildings become more ‘intelligent’ and fully networked via structured cabling. they do not get to the heart of the matter. A fully integrated solution can have up to 84 per cent of a building’s energy consuming devices directly under its control. In addition. where it is treated to a highly sophisticated heat exchange process that greatly increases the temperature by compression before passing the energy through to heat the water stored in the super insulated stainless steel cylinder incorporated in the unit. air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting. The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme isn’t the only driver for energy reduction though. When it comes to the second group. of the 57 per cent of energy used in heating and ventilating buildings some areas are still being heated and cooled when vacant. www. So efficient is the heat extraction process that the exhaust air is eventually expelled at a temperature close to freezing point. with the beneficial side effect of cutting emissions of carbon and noxious gases to a very minimum. So why isn’t the design and installation of a fully featured BEMS happening as a matter of course? The easy answer is a combination of cost and lack of foresight. therefore. ventilation. One of the many attractive features of the development is that the water heating and radiator fed central heating for each apartment comes from an innovative Exhaust Air Heat Pump powered by a F205 heat pump supplied by NIBE Energy Systems and installed by MB Heating of Wigan. while compliance with voluntary certification standards such as ISO 50001 put the onus on companies to address energy use and carbon reduction. the lack of a BEMS often comes down to the failure of owners to specify their needs at procurement stage and make sure that they have systems in place that will maximise the potential of the building. The energy then passes to the F205 unit. The data produced allows building managers to better analyse.buildinginnovations. Six flats within the site are owned by Muir Housing Association.co. BEMS facilitate greater energy efficiency and the cost savings and environmental benefits that can be experienced as a result of investment in this technology are considerable. bathroom or utility room.uk/card NIBE Exhaust Air System Heats Hollies Hollies is a large Redrow Development in a rural setting that justifies the name at Hartford near Northwich. The F205. The site does credit to both companies’ reputation for sympathetic design which includes six two bedroomed shared ownership apartments each with its own kitchen area and bathroom. www. offering greater visibility of energy use by monitoring services such as heating. For the owner/occupier of a new build property not to go down the route of specifying a BEMS in the current business climate borders on foolhardiness.
www. Compared to an uncontrolled old pump. fully refrigerant charged units so that the installer does not require a refrigerant handling certificate. the listed frontage of one of the longest and tallest Victorian residential terraces was retained and restored. Double.uk/card Yonos .buildinginnovations.and triple-glazed units from 24 mm to 64 mm can be accommodated in both façades. installed on the roofs of the storage buildings.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 80 www. and Slick® is still the only range of fast-fit rechargeable smoke and heat alarms guaranteed for 10 years. These compact heat pumps are designed as one piece. With a matching family appearance. will find that Schueco's FW 50+. temperature fluctuations and improving air quality in the building. Both systems have been tested to the strict CWCT standard and have been given official PassivHaus certification.org ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 79 www. third party certification is essential.schueco. daylight management and natural ventilation are areas of expertise dedicated to the development of bioclimatic façades: solar protections react to weather variations offering all the stake holders of the building comfort and energy savings. It achieves 'U' values that surpass not only today's insulation requirements but also any changes that may come into force in England in October 2013. The heat pumps are operational in temperatures from -15º C to +43º C. The popular “WiloConnector” makes working on Wilo small pumps significantly easier. firstname.lastname@example.org.THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Potatoes Stay Cool With Kingspan Powerpanel The owners of Lavenham Fen Farm in Cambridgeshire have installed the Kingspan’s Roof PowerPanel Modules to slash bills from the farm’s two potato storage buildings. particularly in such a critical area as fire safety. comprises one thousand. Somfy Limited offers a range of solutions for the centralised management of solar shading in commercial and residential buildings. Integral rechargeable lithium batteries provide 6 months continuous backup in the event of mains failure. Slick® interconnectable. the FW 50+. The PowerPanel system at Lavenham Fen Farm has been registered and accredited under the FiT scheme. The settings for the Yonos are very straightforward . Kingspan Roof PowerPanel Modules are capable of producing electricity even in low light or overcast conditions and can enhance the asset value and rental potential of properties. The interior fabric was so badly damaged by the building’s 1970's conversion to a hotel that the internal structure was completely renewed. The Animeo KNX range has been developed to effectively manage solar shading by regulating light. With electricity usage metered at half-hourly rates.co. A system control interface module with wiring centre is also available to simplify installation and permit a range of control regimes. Designed also to incorporate Schueco's newly introduced ProSol TF+ thin-film PV modules.co. They convert latent energy from outside air into high-grade heat that can be used for domestic heating and hot water. optical and ionisation smoke alarms and heat alarms are circular in shape to avoid alignment problems.co.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 82 www. offering flexible and scalable solutions for both new and retrofit installations. Developed as part of Schueco's on-going programme of continuous product improvement. Maximum COP of 4 certified by TUV A7 –W35. with glass loads up to 700 kg. keeping harvested potatoes at a constant low temperature.co. The pump automatically evacuates the air from the rotor chamber. Shades and windows are controlled in accordance with temperature and prevailing daylight levels.will impose strict requirements across the EU on the energy efficiency of glandless pumps starting in 2013. this previously resulted in massive energy bills for the farm owners.the red button can be constantly set to the first.johnsonandstarley. Smoke and heat alarms were selected to minimise impact on the carefully designed interiors and to match developer Northacre’s aim of providing a unique fusion of traditional architecture with brand new design and cutting edge technology.the ErP Directive .co.7kWp. To tackle these costs.smoke-alarms. www.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 78 www.knxuk. The PowerPanel array.uk/card Johnson & Starley’s New Gencair HPT Heat Pump Range Johnson & Starley has introduced a new range of Gencair HPT air to water heat pumps developed for comfort heating when integrated within traditional residential heating systems. the 5kW – 13kW range has dual temperature operation for maximum efficiency with temperatures of up to 55º C for domestic hot water and up to 50º C for space heating. the façades are available with special profiles that locate.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 81 www.New High Efficiency Small Circulator Launched By Wilo Wilo UK has introduced the latest in its family of energy efficient small circulator pumps. Intelligent control of water temperature is provided and operational sound levels are low.SI is an evolution of the company's best-selling 50 mm face-width system. The “WiloYonos PICO” consumes significantly less energy than required by the best current ‘A’ rated heating pump.buildinginnovations.uk/card Kidde At The Lancasters Kidde Fyrnetics Slick® smoke and heat alarms provide discreet fire safety measures integrated with interior design for a major development of luxury apartments overlooking London’s Hyde Park.buildinginnovations. Somfy is sensitive to environmental issues and operates a strategy of anticipating comfort and energy cost reductions for all types of buildings. hide and provide access to the necessary cabling. require large amounts of energy to power internal cooling systems.co. At the same time.uk/card Schueco Façade System Will Meet 2013 Document L Regulations Architects and developers wishing to future-proof their buildings against the more stringent energy-saving and CO2 reduction targets expected to be included in Document L of the Building Regulations in 2013.buildinginnovations. SI system which has a 60 mm face-width to accommodate longer spans and heavier loadings. For major developers. Schueco's range of insulated mullion/transom façades also includes the FW 60+. it is possible to achieve up to 90% reductions in electricity consumption. separately housing standard and organic potatoes. Dynamic Insulation. It also offers constant and variable differential pressure control modes.buildinginnovations. 235Wp Yingli crystalline PV modules and can produce an overall output of 352. second or third setting on the scale for the differential pressure control mode.uk/card Somfy's KNX Solutions KNX UK member. The Lancasters was originally an elegant parade of magnificent stucco-fronted houses built in the mid 19th Century.co. www. The European Eco-Design Directive . www.co. This new standard high-efficiency pump is compact and is equipped with a display that shows the current power consumption and the set delivery head.wilo. five hundred and one.kingspanpowerpanel. The buildings.SI insulated aluminium façade system provides a complete solution. the farm owners used investment from Regenerco to help fund the purchase and installation of Kingspan’s PowerPanel and Safetraxx systems.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 83 www.uk/card 072 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 073 .co.com www. www. These include Animeo KNX control systems.
more detailed Sureclad Ceramic Granite Collection than ever before and a 56-page ‘Gallery of Works’ to inspire the specifier.co. that lets you set a comfortable indoor climate and schedule the heating system. which means that neither boreholes nor ground source coils are required in as large quantities. which is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design. single skin and cavity walls.uk/card 074 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 075 . great fuel savings are possible and payback time can be sharply reduced. With a COP rating well over 4.co. H+H blocks were specified for their light weight qualities and for their ability to make a building with very low air leakage.THE BOOK/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THE BOOK/WALLS Superior Air Tightness for Newbury Parkway H+H’s Standard Grade 440 x 215 x 100mm and 140mm thick 3. retail complexes. The AMB 30 is an air collector accessory that you can use with the new NIBE F1345 ground source heat pump. commercial buildings and pioneering modular residential schemes across the country. the new NIBE F1345 Ground Source Heat Pump can be controlled by a BMS system and other accessories available include pool. capable of being re-smelted again and again without loss of performance.E. Aircrete produces far superior results to concrete as an additional painted coating would be required to improve the overall air tightness.buildinginnovations. construction and the built environment and the UK’s largest construction event of any kind. Each NIBE F1345 ground source heat pump contains two large scroll compressors and the intelligent control system ensures that these are employed to best effect in all circumstances. Ceramic granite ranges offered are sourced and manufactured in compliance with the European Ecolabel Certification scheme. The new NIBE F1345 heat pump’s energy can be provided via boreholes. The new NIBE AMB 30 allows you to combine ground source and air source for a truly hybrid operation. providing a robust shell in a mix of solid. such as the new ‘Floor to Floor’ spanning facility and Classic and Corner Detail options. The new brochure explores the sustainable nature of ventilated cladding systems. credits and panels with up to 40 recycled (pre-consumer waste) content are also available.” Site Manager at Newbury Parkway. The AMB 30 is a heat absorbing air source module that exploits the outdoor air. The new ground source heat pump from NIBE has the unique NIBE multi-coloured TFT screen which provides a user-friendly and installer friendly intuitive control panel. 40 and 60kW respectively. and introduces all the latest Sureclad system enhancements which have extended the versatility of the system.co.buildinginnovations. The NIBE F1345 is the latest addition to the new generation of heat pumps from NIBE Energy Systems Ltd.nibe. with reference to new build and retro-fit applications. and looks in more detail at the specific environmental credentials of the Sureclad system.hhcelcon. in addition to the specified ceramic granite facade panel. This extended Gallery reveals how Britain’s premier architectural practices are using the market leading Sureclad system to great effect in healthcare and educational facilities. is a more flexible and powerful pump designed to provide ground sourced energy to large residential. saw the launch of the of the brand new NIBE F1345 three phase ground source heat pump.D.co. For the first time this extensive Gallery includes the BREEAM ratings achieved for projects. H+H blocks were used due to aircrete’s inherent qualities as a material.11 W/m2K. email info@shackerley. Despite the power generated by the heat pump.uk/card NIBE F1345 – The Powerful Ground Sourced Heat Pump This year the Ecobuild Exhibition. Ian Bleach of Lee Marley Brickwork adds: ‘This has been my first experience of using H+H blocks on this type of project and I would definitely use them again. Situated in Berkshire and designed by BDP architects. Other advantages are that the operatives do not tire out as easily. NIBE’s new heat pump has great power potential and flexibility for this is matched by truly excellent energy efficiency. Air tightness tests results achieved 1. It is also possible to combine several AMB 30’s to achieve the desired output size. GSM remote control. solar and the new AMB 30. format and finish references. The new Sureclad brochure reveals Shacklerley’s extensive range of in-house ISO 90001 certificated prefabrication facilities.6N aircrete blocks have been installed at the Newbury Parkway Shopping Centre. commercial and even industrial situations and capable of satisfying very substantial hot water and heating requirements. hotel and leisure developments.E.buildinginnovations. the retail park forms part of a new town centre for the local community. but it is capable of undertaking even greater heating tasks since up to nine pumps can be cascade linked to provide a massively powerful 540kW. For a copy of the new brochure please call 0800 783 0391.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 85 www. Many offer L.com or visit www. NIBE’s F1345 is manufactured in four sizes with outputs of 24. The NIBE F1345.’ www.co. Chris Hernon. The Sureclad substructure underpinning each ceramic facade is constructed from aluminium which is one of the most globally abundant metals and a material that can be easily recycled. www.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 84 www.uk/card Shackerley Launches New Sureclad Brochure Shackerley has launched a new edition of its Sureclad Ventilated Façades brochure containing a more extensive. all of which have a remarkably even temperature throughout the year regardless of surface conditions. noise levels during operation are extremely low allowing great flexibility in positioning the elegantly slim unit measuring 1800 x 600mm with a depth of 620mm. With the new NIBE Modbus accessory. optimising efficiency and minimising wear. ground collectors or even lake water. leading project architect explains: ‘Primarily. active cooling. 30.shackerley.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 86 www. The light weight quality of Celcon Blocks means that a greater quantity can be loaded to the working area including the scaffold. up to 10% better than earlier models. something we did not need to do. We find that Celcon Blocks are easier to use than concrete as each aircete block weighs far less than equivalents.
For the dining areas. Drama. The Old Warehouse is now fully secured with any future movement of the west elevation towards the River Cam being prevented.uk or via their comprehensive website www. Cadmium Design of London. providing the perfect setting for student Graduation ceremonies and live performances by national choirs and orchestras. Flush hinges and flush locks fitted with escutcheon plates provide clean lines and minimal dust ledges. A key aspect of the installation was to offer a solution that could sub-divide space with ease. was separating from the main structure. Selectaglaze offers a range of products accredited to “Secured by Design” accredited. secondary glazing raises the thermal efficiency of the window and improves security. Delivering an acoustic rating of 45dB the Variflex partitions effectively minimise noise disturbance from elsewhere in the room. 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Selectaglaze has produced an extensive range of literature . allowing staff to quickly reconfigure the space to accommodate different groups as required.selectaglaze. undertook the necessary repairs. the three storey timber framed brick clad building was undergoing a total refurbishment and conversion to student accommodation for St John’s College so internal working was not a problem. whilst still allowing full access to the windows.co.co. was contracted to provide flexible space in both the VIP and dining areas at the new Grosvenor G Casino Didsbury located in the Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre.including Data Sheets and Test Results . It was important to retain many of the Cloister buildings’ original features.uk/card Riverside Building Structurally Secured In Cambridge Situated adjacent to the River Cam in Cambridge. Didsbury. delivering ease of use and greater control.THE BOOK/PROJECTS THE BOOK/PROJECTS VIP Privacy At Casino SStyle. 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The windows have been treated with hinged casements incorporating twin memory compression seals. these buildings have been refurbished to create a new home for the University’s Institute of Education. Reduced use over the last few years has seen a deterioration in the Cloister buildings. The vertical cracks were stitched were the elevations were separating and the river wall was tied to the ground floor concrete slab with bonded HeliBars. Horizontal stabilisation was completed by driving helical BowTies into internal first floor timber joists before bonding their out ends into the masonry walls. single glazed windows reduce noise by just 25-30dB.co. As well as its acoustic advantage. purpose designed secondary glazing can be unobtrusive and sympathetic to the character of a building.buildinginnovations. Main Contractor. which was built off the river wall.buildinginnovations.buildinginnovations. Hannah-Reed. To restore structural integrity to the building. multipoint locking and a 6. moveable partitions specialists.uk/card University Of Reading Gets New Music Department Originally owned by the Palmer family. with dedicated spaces for the teaching of subjects such as Music. Helifix Approved Installer. The installation has also markedly reduced drafts and general heat loss through the window ensuring comfortable conditions for practicing musicians. who have significant experience in dealing with acoustic problems and had previously worked with Wates on a major sound insulation scheme for the Symphony Hall at Birmingham Town Hall. Smith Building Services of Kings Lynn. G F Holding Ltd and architects. Working with contractors. Since the injection of a £21m budget.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 87 www. all of which were single-glazed. As The Old Warehouse is registered as a ‘Building of Local Interest’ it required concealed repairs. Although external access was restricted by the river. consulted secondary glazing specialist Selectaglaze Ltd. Wates Construction. www.helifix.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 89 www. The Old Warehouse in Bridge Street required major structural stabilisation as its west elevation. Helifix Ltd. Factory assembly allows installation to be rapidly completed with minimal disruption to the building’s occupants.
and installer Ian Wilkinson. Holmfirth Vineyard. A pre-weathered Quartz-zinc® standing seam covering was also selected to break up the surface of the upper slopes. It blends well with natural slate and a variety of other building materials.co. lasting appearance and muted grey colour which is similar to that of leadwork. The panels are also Loss Prevention Certification Board approved. VMZINC supplied cast zinc bullseye dormer windows which were designed to enhance the classical appearance of the roof and to accommodate ventilation outlets.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 90 www. a Capital Steel Buildings distributor. Howard Ashton-Jones. elegancy and glory. Available in a range of thicknesses. “The Steadmans panels combine cladding and insulation. rooflights and doors. the panels can be specified to achieve insulation U-values.80mm thick panels on the roof and 60mm panels in its walls. There was historical precedent for using zinc and Quartz-zinc was chosen for its traditional. near Huddersfield. flashings and personnel access doors for the project. Steadmans AS35 insulated panels are available in a wide range of colours and complement Steadman’s’ broad variety of pre-engineered construction products such as gutters. Derbyshire. Zinc’s malleability was ideal for the intricate bullseye dormer detailing while the low maintenance. of Weathervane Roofing & Building. fresh. from its range of products suiting the contractor requiring a one stop shop. furniture and porcelain. which strives hard to ensure everything happens as it should. director. I can’t fault anything Steadmans do. from the start to the finish of a job. AS35 panels are manufactured in a quality process certified to ISO 9001:2008 using non-ozone depleting technology. The winery incorporates over 250 square metres of Steadmans’ AS35 insulated steel cladding finished in olive green . Premier Steel Buildings. of Dronfield. Skylights were fitted at the ridge and above a traditional slate Mansard roof with lightwell projections also clad in zinc to provide an unobtrusive blend within the roofscape. creates proper buildings. a factor which has led to its widespread use throughout Europe.” Steadmans’ composite roof and wall panels are ideal for use in a wide variety of buildings. This provides designers with an environmentally-responsible product. For further information on Steadmans’ AS35 insulated steel roof and wall panels. I had no hesitation in using AS35 cladding again. a world class armoury and one of London's most important Rococo collections.co. long life expectancy and overall sustainability were also major factors influencing material selection. “Overall. Comprising two outer steel skins with an integral PIR insulation core. email: enquiries@steadmans. They have a substantial feel which.THE BOOK/PROJECTS THE BOOK/PROJECTS Steadmans Panels Supplied For Yorkshire Vineyard Building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a vineyard in the town made famous by TV series Last of the Summer Wine. flashings. West Yorkshire. said: “I’ve worked with Steadmans for about seven years and have used their composite panels many times before. so they made the construction easy and give a clean.buildinginnovations.steadmans.co. from commercial and warehouse to office blocks and leisure facilities. particularly brick and stone.co.uk/card 078 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 079 . They’re a very good company to work with. with excellent thermal performance and a predicted service life of 40 years. call 01697 478277.uk or visit www. Scotland. Working with John O’Connell Architects and Purcell Miller Tritton a new roof over the east galleries has provided the opportunity to return ceilings to their former classical design. located in Fife. courtesy of Premier Steel Buildings.buildinginnovations. Steadmans also supplied all galvanised C-section framing.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 91 www. www.vmzinc. for me. aiding compliance with the latest L2 regulations.co. When my client for the Holmfirth project made clear they wanted a structure meeting the specification for a heated building. white appearance to the building’s interior.uk/card Bespoke VMZINC For London’s Wallace Collection The Wallace Collection is a national museum housing 25 galleries of French 18th century paintings. now has a new winery.
kingspanpanels.stoakes. making Armstrong Point well ahead of time. on the facades. Ziplok is a BBA approved. When completed the development is expected to attain an Outstanding BREEAM rating. Aided by the European Regional Development Fund.uk/card Kingspan Panels Refurbishes Dragon Ville A combination of high performance insulated roof and wall panels with Polycarb Rooflights from Kingspan Insulated Panels have been used to give a new lease of life to a number of industrial units on Dragon Ville Industrial Estate.uk/card Gilgen Doors Installed At UK’s First ‘Super’ Food Waste Plant Gilgen Door Systems UK Ltd has provided Biffa (Waste Services) Ltd with a total of 25 door systems for the UK’s first `super ’ food anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Cannock. The systems provide reliable thermal and air leakage performance. They are available in FIREsafe LPCB insurer-approved form for assured fire performance. Running costs are reduced because of the superior insulation which reduces a building energy running costs including less reliance on artificial lighting. It is designed to transmit "museumquality" light. Durham. The doors operate via induction loops set into the concrete floor and are interlinked via a bespoke master interface control system which ensures that only one door opens at a time helping to keep noise. Gilgen also provided steel personnel doors fitted with external digital access control for safe emergency exit together with everyday secure access. Each high speed door is fitted with aluminium bottom edge profile making them suitable for high wind loading and an optical safety bottom edge.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 93 www. schools.co. a high speed door at the lane entrance for odour control and heat retention and a further internal high speed door installed at the end of each lane giving access to the collection hopper. the building exudes an ethereal glow.co. 1900m2 of plain mill stucco embossed Ziplok clad the mansard roofs. have an ECOsafe insulation core containing no CFC’s or HCFC’s with a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and provide long term lifecycle durability. Staffordshire.co.buildinginnovations. www. The high speed and roller shutter doors have been installed in the main tipping hall.095 square metres of business space on the former Britvic factory site at Swan Lane. Kingspan KS1000 RW Trapezoidal insulated roof and wall panels are through fixed systems which provide simple and fast site installation with options of valley or crown fixings using matching colour headed fasteners.co.tolent. in addition. Armstrong Point features three steel-frame industrial buildings. Maximum natural daylighting with minimum energy loss has been achieved by cloaking the envelope entirely with translucent Kalwall. Dave Armstrong. advanced zip-up standing seam system that offers exceptional weather resistance and durability.7m industrial development in Wigan featuring pioneering eco-friendly design. www.buildinginnovations. flooding an interior with natural diffused daylight without glare or the harsh contrasts of light and shade. David Tilley. seven insulated roller shutter doors. LokFacade is designed to provide a cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing cladding solution. colleges and domestic homes all about energy efficiency. which aim to pave the way for all non-domestic buildings to be zero-carbon by 2019.co. says will “help enlighten businesses.co. Recently introduced.” New proposals to cut carbon emissions in new and existing buildings were announced in February by Communities Minister Andrew Stunell. www. which is also very simple to install. The panels are certified to BRE Green Guide Specification ‘A+’. Internally.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 94 www.uk/card Refurbishing With Daylight Tolent Commence Work On UK’s First Zero-Cost Energy Park Tolent Construction have commenced work on the UK’s first zero-cost energy park as the building contractors for Armstrong Point. Kalwall is the most highly insulating diffuse light transmitting cladding and sky lighting system available. each capable of subdivision into three individual business units ranging in size from 125 to 300 square metres. Tolent are now building 2. the cutting-edge project from developer Armstrong Properties comprises nine business units offering lowand zero-carbon technologies that mean tenants will not have to pay any energy costs. formed by retaining the gable walls and with a totally new structure behind connected to the main complex. When lit up at night. odour and heatloss at a minimum. with completion scheduled for September 2012. two steel roller shutter doors and eight steel personnel doors together with a bespoke master interface control system at the new facility which opened last year.co. One of the units will incorporate a demonstration centre which Armstrong Properties managing director. www.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 95 www.gilgendoorsystems.org ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 92 www. Working with consulting engineers Bailey Johnson Hayes and the project management team at Carbon Consultancy Company. The brief for architects Verdickt &Verdickt was to use as much as possible of the original to create a major leisure complex. Gilgen installed eight high speed doors.uk/card One of the most dramatic Kalwall projects in Europe is part of the conversion of old railway maintenance buildings in Antwerp. the other long side forms an upper level viewing gallery. The unique halter design complements the design of the 20/100/1000 liner.buildinginnovations. The front elevations alternate RigiSystems 20/100/1000 profile in a RAL 9007 PVDF finish with RigiSystems LokFacade in a RAL 9006 PVDF finish to create subtle changes of colour and texture on the exclusive apartments. Hindley Green. This highly insulating system comprises a very large pitched roof. waste management and renewable technologies. together with vertical clerestories at each end and along the long side elevation. This was to include a large new sports hall within the existing footprint. a £2.rigisystems. and the Ziplok has also been used in a vertical application on the side elevations of the buildings.THE BOOK/PROJECTS THE BOOK/PROJECTS Rigisystems Gets 3 In 1 No less than three of RigiSystems profiles have been used to dramatic effect on the stylish Grande Large waterfront development at the Port of Dunkirk.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 96 www.co. supported by laminated timber trusses. The hall features four vehicle lanes which are each fitted with an external roller shutter door for security.buildinginnovations. and owner of the units specified and installed the Kingspan KS1000 RW Trapezoidal roof and wall panels in Kingspan XL Forte Goosewing Grey to replace the existing built-up system and also added Kingspan Polycarb Rooflights to the mix. They form part of a consultation on changes to the Building Regulations regime. Managing Director of MITIE Tilley Roofing Limited. Designed by architects Jennings Design Associates.uk/card 080 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 081 . www.buildinginnovations. which shows its versatility on this project by being used.
and now forms the walls.smartply. north Manchester. including sheep’s wool were used in the roof and the large areas of south facing glazing of 1. The blinds stack neatly on the cills and run up unobtrusive guide cables to the apex. which control solar gain by shading the space. with requirements for an appropriate intumescent fire retardant. who said that she would consider using it in a similar context in future projects. door linings and stops. and boxing and battens.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 97 www. which defends the new campus against fire without affecting the look and strength of the wood. Walker Simpson Architects specified electrically operated blinds to the continuous central roof and CBS installed 16 of their System 8/140 motorised blinds with all the blinds on each elevation operating together as a group. designed by Henry Price. “The OSB finish has given the space a warm. an international artist. www. ceilings. the Irish forestry and forest products company. water-based fire retardant. as well as incorporating energyefficient fittings and appliances. balustrade panels. Even the stair treads are three layers of SmartPly bonded together. the building contractor to scribe the sheets of SmartPly around existing beams and structures without too much difficulty. The timber cladding on the outside of the school has been treated with NON-COM Exterior fire retardant. as well as its local availability. The System 8/140 blind from CBS is designed for sloping or horizontal glazing and requires no relief rollers or intermediate support which makes it very unobtrusive. doors.1W/m2K U-value allow some solar gain. and has been chosen by the architect to be a feature of the new project.The battens supporting the cladding were also NON-COM Exterior treated to provide a complete fire retardant protection. sliding wardrobe doors. The two schools are housed in separate wings but share communal sports facilities. Being owned by Coillte.buildinginnovations.uk/card The Transformation Of Harpurhey Baths Bathers once flocked to enjoy the waters at Harpurhey Baths. is due to open in September 2012. operating 8 metres above the floor level to fit blinds to a structure over one hundred years old. polymer-based formulation and is applied by vacuumpressure impregnation. This was a challenging project for CBS.co. Samples were supplied and tested for suitability of use and acceptability by the Building Control Department who. The project was recently completed. “The client was keen that the finish should not alter the OSB’s appearance. The client wanted to retain the unique pattern of the OSB so the panels have been stained and varnished and finished with a clear. The site. SmartPly is able to use Coilte’s FSC certified forest resources to make their products with security of supply. The cladding uses 80m3 of Siberian larch. ensuring a long term built-in fire protection. suffered years of decay and was boarded up in 2001.archtp.” The 15mm tongue and groove panels also matched up neatly without leaving unsightly gaps. www. but the Grade 2 listed building. agreed and was satisfied. The possibilities are endless. and MANCAT later merged with City College to become The Manchester College. to make almost every visible interior surface of their two barn conversions in Somerset. The unique properties of SmartPly OSB have led to it being been approved in the general construction sector as a sustainable alternative to plywood. Stainless steel cables guide the blind on its travel and keep the fabric taut at all times.buildinginnovations.co. NON-COM Exterior uses an approved leach-resistant.” added Pyle. and 15mm tongue & groove SmartPly OSB is without question the material of choice. The front of the building is fitted with sliding oak shutters. The timber panel sits comfortably with the existing timber roof structure. and the campus also includes a community cafe. reveals for windows and roof lights. comprising 50x15mm and 50x30mm bonded OSB.co. natural and sustainable product. which combines Highfields Science Specialist School and Penn Fields Special School. SmartPly OSB 3 the only commercially available OSB manufactured using zero added formaldehyde in the UK and Ireland. TV cabinet. shelving. contractor Cann Building Services Ltd and the local building control department. Underneath the OSB wall surfaces the contractor developed his own OSB ‘eco-batten’ to replace solid timber. sub-floors.buildinginnovations. exposed OSB. this time protecting the children and staff at the new-build Highfields and Penn Fields School.THE BOOK/PROJECTS THE BOOK/PROJECTS Arch Goes Back To School Arch Timber Protection is back at school. “OSB is a flexible.” The building has high levels of thermal performance through insulation and glazing and airtightness. The smooth finish and high grade enabled 082 ISSUE 2 2012 ISSUE 2 2012 083 . warm.co. The project involved the conversion of two Somerset barns into an open plan workshop and living space and now virtually the entire interior is dedicated to SmartPly OSB. Restoration of the first-class male pool included a major upgrade to the roof lantern and a new sprung floor over the pool to create a Theatre and Exhibition Hall.com ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 99 www.cbsblinds. Andrea Pyle of O2i Design said. High levels of insulation.uk/card After discussions with the architect. very much in keeping with the beautiful rural surroundings. www. SmartPly OSB was specified because of its zero added formaldehyde and environmental credentials.uk/card House Of SmartPly O2i design consultants were asked by their client.uk ENQUIRY CARD/ONLINE NO 98 www. frames and doors for the kitchen units and bench seating. natural and serene feel. in Penn in Wolverhampton. The women’s pool and laundry were incorporated into MANCAT’s sixth form college and community library.
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