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Industry News
16 CPD Focus
20 Events

5 Architects: what can you do
if your scheme ends up in the
social media firing line?
25 31
9 Unprecedented £5 million
donation and world-
25 Southmead’s super hospital renowned architect combine

Hospitals don’t come any bigger or more cutting edge than the Brunel building to bring mathematics to life
in Bristol, which combines the latest medical facilities with a high spec design at the Science Museum
developed to boost patient well-being as well as environmental performance.
Stephen Cousins reports

31 School’s new home gets full marks for

bringing together the old and the new 41
Jess Unwin examines a development that faces the challenge of creating the new home
for a school that will be half renovated Victorian architecture and half 21st century
structures. And if that isn’t enough, the site is also in a town centre conservation area...


Visual concrete: aesthetics and good practice 18 Editor’s Focus


‘It looks good and it does good’ is a simple explanation for why both designers
and clients are increasingly turning to exposed concrete for its visual aesthetic and 21 Appointments & News
performance benefits reports Elaine Toogood, architect at The Concrete Centre 23 Planning & Design
43 Groundworks
47 External Fixtures
Designing for safety 54 Insulation
Gary Bundy, technical director of Sto, considers the impact of the ever-present 54 Heating, Ventilation & Services
threat of terrorist attack on the use of glass in the design of public spaces 62 Interiors
69 Disabled Products & Services
57 HEATING: FIRES & FIREPLACES 69 Safety & Security
71 Landscaping & External Works
Wood burning stoves – a heat source of the future
Experts at the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) explain why wood burning stoves 74 Classified & Directory
should be considered for their economical benefits as well as aesthetic appeal
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Architects: George Clarke’s

what can you More amazing spaces
do if your Published 9 October (Quadrille, £20)
scheme ends
Including projects from Series 2 and 3,
up in the George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces
social media showcases more of George Clarke’s
extraordinary small builds from all over
firing line? the country. He shows how amazingly
unexpected small spaces can be adapted
into really workable living areas.
Combining the eccentric and the
The phenomena of social media- inspirational with practical information
fuelled ‘people power’ together directly from the projects’ creators, the
with the Localism Act is arm- book will appeal not only to those
ing communities with all of the dreaming of an unusual get-away – for
tools necessary to derail major
new developments. So if your
example in Bertie Blue, the ambulance
camper van, a luxury narrowboat or even
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with campaigners – what should
double-decker coach that doubles as a and enter the reference
you do? comfortable mobile hotel – but to every- number for more information
Jonny Popper, co-founder of one who wants to make the most of the 100% Design (17-20
and partner in the London space at home or in the garden, such as combining a chill-out space, play room September 2014)
Communications Agency, who converting a basement into a casino or and butterfly tunnel. celebrates emerging
has particular expertise in devel- digging an underground warren for a With stunning photography showcas- and established
opment and planning led-issues children’s play den. Projects range from ing projects from Series 2 and 3 and brands from the UK
in London, will explain all in the modern, pre-fabricated, super-cool highlighting their most intriguing fea- and abroad...
a special talk for archiboo: Hivehaus that uses hexagon-shaped cells tures as well as advice and style tips, the Ref: 18751
Managing the message – commu- to create a small-space living capsule, to book features more than 20 previously
nication strategies in the age of the Cream-Tea Camper that turned unpublished home, garden, holiday and Restless Futures –
social media. His key clients ‘Daisy’, a 1987 Volkswagen camper van, work spaces, including George’s Texas discover emerging
include the Metropolitan Police and ‘Lu’, a 1960s Thomson Mini-Glen road trip, exploring the individual homes designers and trends at
(Property Services), Southbank caravan, into a fully-fledged mobile after- created from a variety of materials – Central Saint Martins,
Centre, the Brent Cross noon-tea business. for example, the Cathedral of Junk, the as part of The London
Cricklewood Development Beer Can House and the Locomotive Design Festival...
Two of George’s own projects are also
Partners (Hammerson and Ref: 94102
showcased – the fantastic treehouse that Trailer Ranch.
Standard Life Investments) opens up to the sky and a garden snug
Renewal, and the Elizabeth Pringle Brandon
House redevelopment. Perkins+Will have
Jonny’s talk is timely as up and been shortlisted in the
down the country communities Public Space category
people and communities. media’s impact on development was
are fighting to save much-loved of this year’s SBID
As people feel more empowered to given by Loyd Grossman, and run as
International Design
buildings by gathering strong challenge development, vigorous and part of the London Festival of
local support on social media well-executed resistance campaigns Architecture. In his talk, Grossman
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sites, including Facebook and have managed to fell high-profile said that “people power is changing the
Twitter. Political and legal schemes, including the redevelopment heritage industry” because of the Final call – There is
changes brought about in the of London’s Smithfield market by growing number of schemes that have still time to apply for
Localism Act has also helped to property investor TIAA Henderson been blocked by campaigners, includ- funded Travelling
shift the balance of power from Real Estate. ing the Geffrye Museum and the rede- Fellowships for
developers and architects to The first talk in the series on social velopment of London’s Southbank. Designers...
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Atkins designed University of Edinburgh

development gets green light
An Atkins designed innovation centre Watson said: “Universities around the height atrium space, it will act very
and campus hub at the University of UK are working harder than ever to much as gateway to Easter Bush
Edinburgh has been granted planning attract students, staff and wider invest- Campus, which is home to The Roslin
permission. ment. Good design has a key role to play Institute, a world leading animal sci-
The new £32 million development at in meeting these strategic goals which is ences research institute.
the University’s Easter Bush Campus why we’ve grown our education studio Val White, Easter Bush Campus
will provide veterinary students and over the past couple of years. Operating Officer, said: “The
university staff with specialist research “Our work at the University of Innovation Centre will be an exciting
facilities, as well as teaching laboratories, Edinburgh adds to a higher education addition to the Easter Bush infrastruc-
offices and an exhibition space. The portfolio which continues to mature in ture and will act as a focal point for the
project forms part of the University’s terms of geographical reach, diversity of campus as well as providing outstanding
ambitious programme of work in line projects and significance.” accommodation for bioscience compa-
with the campus master plan at Easter The innovation centre and campus nies at varying stages of maturity.”
Bush, which will deliver a European hub adopts an iconic form that is dis- In addition to the innovation centre
Centre of Excellence in Animal Sciences tinguishable from the surrounding and campus hub, Atkins is also designing
and Food Security. Work is expected to facilities and allows for future redevel- a £12 million Energy Centre which will
start on site in February 2015, with opment as set out in the Easter Bush provide the energy requirements of the
completion scheduled for 2016. Campus master plan. Comprising two University’s entire Easter Bush Campus
Atkins’ UK design director Philip distinct elements that embrace a full and its Advanced Computing Facility.

Full house at the Building Our Future Industry,

Fast Forward 2050: Construction – CIC BIM2050
Group Conference
Scott-James Ely, Skills & Employment Strategy Manager also prevailed over strategizing by scenario testing becom- news bytes
for HS2 and Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive of ing more prevalent. Visit the website
Crossrail provided key note speeches at the Construction A panel session chaired by Professor Tim Broyd (UCL),
and enter the reference
Industry Council’s BIM2050 Group’s Building Our Future with Mike Putnam (Skanska), Alan Muse (RICS), Simon number for more information
Industry, Fast Forward 2050: Construction conference, Rawlinson (EC Harris), Rachael Atkinson (BIM2050,
hosted by KPMG at their Canary Wharf offices today. Mace) closed the conference. Olympic wall tile mural
Some 150 professionals representing every facet of the “It’s really important that the industry indulges in oppor- wins top honour...
construction arena signed up for the event. They included tunities like this to think about where we need to get to”, Ref: 79693
senior members of key industry players, including Tier 1 commented Andrew Wolsenholme, at the end of the con-
Foster + Partners and
and 2 contractors, design consultants, asset (infrastructure ference. “How do the different parts of the industry, many
FR-EE Fernando
and property) operators and higher education providers. of whom are world class, leverage output as an industry, not
Romero to design new
Designed to bring together industry stakeholders to just the individual companies? What we’re trying to do at
international airport
discuss the future skills requirements in the sector, the Crossrail is to link the vertical-ness of our supply chains,
for Mexico City...
workshops supported debate, innovative thinking and right across from government funding departments to uni- Ref: 22447
dynamic views, which were distilled into themes. versities, in order to contribute to this industry issue of
Conference participants were asked to apply these themes going towards a digital economy.” Design Museum
to their own sector and vote on them. Opinions divided Opening the conference, Tony Burton, CIC Chairman Holon, announce
the room on some hypotheses which were presented to said “Today’s event is a chance to share and debate the views winners of Urban
the audience. The majority disagreed that pop-ups or of sector leaders and experts on the future skills require- Shade project,
nano corporates would be most profitable and attract the ments for the industry. We have yet to unlock the true integrating
most talented recruits in the future; near full agreement potential of our sector and make it a place of choice for contemporary design
was reached on visibility of big data and information will future talent. We must achieve that aim.” within the urban
drive profit and performance going forward; agreement realm...
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news 9


Unprecedented £5 million donation and

world-renowned architect combine to bring
mathematics to life at the Science Museum
Zaha Hadid Architects have been
chosen by the Science Museum to design
a pioneering new mathematics gallery,
made possible by the largest individual
donation ever made to the museum
from long-standing supporters of
science David and Claudia Harding.
Welcoming the £5 million gift,
Science Museum Director, Ian
Blatchford said: “David and Claudia
stand out among philanthropists as ded-
icated champions of science. We are
determined to match their enormous
generosity with the ambition we show in
harnessing our world-class collections to
tell the stories of how mathematicians
have helped to shape the world. This is
a game-changing gift to the museum, visitors of all ages.” a new gallery, helping to bring it alive
and it is my hope that this will inspire David Harding has a long record of and make it meaningful for everyone. news bytes
further transformational philanthropy. working with the Science Museum And with Zaha Hadid to design it, I’m Visit the website
“With this gallery we want to evoke Group, both as an individual and sure the end product will delight and
and enter the reference
the kind of excitement around mathe- through the business he founded, amaze all who come to see it. number for more information
matics as our Collider exhibition has Winton Capital Management. Recent “But this would not be possible
done around particle physics and with Leading Seminar
projects include support for the Collider without the outstanding generosity
Programme at
Zaha Hadid’s extraordinary designs this exhibition and tour, Information Age of David and Claudia Harding. Their
project is off to the best start imaginable. and the Science Museum’s educational philanthropic gesture creates a legacy
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This appointment reflects our ambition work. He said: “We hope the gallery which will benefit millions for genera-
to deliver the world’s foremost gallery of will bring pleasure and interest to tions to come.” Regent Porto
mathematics both in its collection and Science Museum visitors and feel privi- Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Montenegro debuts
its design.” leged to be able to associate ourselves Society, said: “Galileo once stated that with designs by
The permanent gallery will tell stories with it. Mathematics is a fascinating and the ‘book of nature is written in mathe- ReardonSmith
that place mathematics at the heart of mysterious but, for some, forbidding matical characters’. However, in a Architects and
our lives, exploring how mathematicians, subject. The new gallery has been country as good at science as the UK it ReardonSmith
their tools and ideas have helped to created to convey something of that is vexing that people will openly laugh Landscape...
shape the world from the turn of the fascination in a way that will appeal to about being bad at maths while they Ref: 26086
17th century to the present. Zaha a wide audience.” would be ashamed to admit that they are
Hadid’s pioneering practice has embod- The David and Claudia Harding bad at reading. It is great news that the Redevelopment of
ied this idea by anchoring engineering Mathematics Gallery will open in 2016 Science Museum, which has so many Cathedral Plaza,
and mathematical thinking throughout and will be curated by David Rooney, young people coming through its doors Worcester gets
their designs. who led the delivery of the award- every year, is going to celebrate both the go-ahead...
Zaha Hadid, who studied maths winning Codebreaker exhibition about importance and the joy of maths.” Ref: 66110
at the American University in Beirut, the life of Alan Turing. The Mathematics Gallery is being
said: “The design explores the many Secretary of State for Culture, Media delivered as part of the Science Book: Andrew
influences of mathematics in our every- and Sport, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid said: Museum’s Masterplan, which will trans- Martin Interior Design
day lives; transforming seemingly Review Volume 18,
“Mathematics is an absolutely vital part form around a third of the museum over
published by teNeues
abstract mathematical concepts into of a rounded education. So it is great the next five years.
October 2014...
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Airports Commission fails

to shortlist Thames Hub Airport
Although the Airports Commission
found no insurmountable obstacles to
the development of a new four-runway,
24 hour hub airport in the Thames
Estuary, it has not shortlisted the propos-
als put forward by Foster + Partners.
These proposals are supported by a large
number of companies and individuals,
including the Mayor of London.
Lord Foster said: “I predict that
Londoners will be scathing in their con-
demnation of today’s announcement,
when confronted with the inevitability
of the blighting influence of Heathrow -
the risks, noise and environmental
impact of overflying London - and its the Thames Estuary is a true design for it twice in a matter of decades. In Hong
inability to cope with predicted growth. the future, especially when linked into Kong we created a man-made island the
They will ask why there was not even the existing and new high speed train size of Heathrow and built what was
news bytes courage to further explore – to study – networks. It can be achieved more then the largest airport in the world – all
Visit the website to research - a strategic long term alter- quickly and, based on independent in the space of six years. The pattern of
and enter the reference
native to the instant gratification of a analysis, there would not be a substantial the most competitive emerging
number for more information sadly predictable compromise. Adding a cost difference between a fresh start at economies is to replace the old and obso-
third runway at Heathrow is merely a Thames Hub compared to a stop-gap lescent and go boldly forward with the
Norman Baker MP short term fix - it will inevitably lead to a solution at Heathrow. new, an opportunity today’s decision
launches Lewes Eco fourth runway in order to maintain inter- Elsewhere in the world, relocating an denies this country. The outcome of this
Open Houses ... national hub status. airport that no longer serves its purpose process calls into question the validity of
Ref: 89209 By contrast, a new national airport in is considered normal practice. France did the Commission.”

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40 years in practice with exhibition
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Museum, Lausanne... month of September, looking at the Pollard Thomas Edwards examines the The show will also challenge the
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ISG returns for second crisis. The exhibition will coincide and creating new and revitalising old tackled with high-rise solutions.
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LDA Design appointed to masterplan

Russian industrial site
Independent design, environment and Design and UHA London team
sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, emerged as the preferred team.
in association with architects, UHA Bernie Foulkes, Partner at LDA
London, has been appointed to master- Design, said: “What set our scheme
plan one of central Moscow’s best- apart was the idea of using a new city
known former industrial sites – Serp and park to act as the catalyst for transforma-
Molot, or Hammer and Sickle. tion. As the designers of the London
The 58 ha (143 acre) site has been the 2012 Olympic Park we used our knowl-
subject of a high profile international edge and experience from one of
design competition jointly organised by Europe’s biggest regeneration projects to
the City of Moscow and Donstroy guide our vision for Serp and Molot.”
Invest, the developer and owner of the Ricardo Mateu, Director of UHA
site. The masterplan, due for completion London, said: “Serp and Molot contin-
by 2021, will create over 1.8 million ues UHA London’s track record of suc-
square metres of prime mixed-use cessful collaborations with LDA Design
space with an estimated investment – marrying a strong masterplan and land-
of 180 billion Roubles (over €3.76 scape design narrative with innovative
billion). The design competition and futuristic architecture – Serp and
attracted 52 applications made up of Molot will be a game changer for the
157 companies from 17 countries. In a Moscow real estate market and become
strongly contested second stage the LDA a lifestyle choice for Muscovites.”


Classic meets contemporary

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Excitement is building
Nominations for the third Solent
Design Awards are now open
The third biennial Solent Design Awards looking for. Our 2012 winners included Any building or development com-
are once again looking for stunning Forest Park School in Totton, Sunfield pleted after 31 March 2012 is eligible
buildings, places or spaces across Close in Andover and the Sea City and can be anything, from a public or
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight which Museum in Southampton. Our judges commercial building to a housing devel-
have inspired, excited or uplifted will be looking for buildings or places of opment or street scene improvement
their communities. outstanding design standards, which scheme. These can be nominated by
Sponsored by Bouygues and organised have a positive impact on their surround- architects, contractors, clients or local
by the Partnership for Urban South ing communities.” authorities. You’ll find full details at
Hampshire (PUSH), the Awards aim to As in previous years, the competition and
encourage quality place-making schemes invites submissions in a number of cate- submissions must be received by 4pm on
which create special places and spaces in gories by designers across Hampshire. 30 September. The shortlist will be
which people want to live and work, and There will be a Quality Places Award for published on 8 October, with the Public
which add a special something to our the best scheme, a new Best Urban Vote beginning on 13 October and
ordinary daily lives. Design Award, sponsored by the Urban closing on the 3 November, in time for
As Councillor Sean Woodward, Design Group, and a People’s Choice the Grand Awards Ceremony on the
PUSH Chairman, says: “It’s not just Award which will be chosen by the Mary Rose on the 20 November.
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IKO PLC has developed a new

Mastic Asphalt CPD presentation Urban Front is pleased to announce
to demonstrate the inherent that it has joined the RIBA CPD
qualities and breadth of application Network, and its CPD seminar
of this product. This RIBA entitled Specifying Hardwood
approved presentation introduces Timber External Doorsets is now
Mastic Asphalt as a perfect solution available to architects and construc-
Underflooring solutions expert and Uncoupling Membranes for
for many of today’s construction tion professionals. Learning aims
Schlüter-Systems is offering Tiled Coverings. The session will
and engineering design challenges. include information on insulation,
architects the chance to keep up to provide information on how to
It includes full details of roofing, passive house, challenges with
date with the latest in essential solve problems such as moisture
paving, flooring, tanking and maintenance, accessibility and door
tiling protection with the launch of movement in the substrate or
highways applications, and also security. The CPD is also very
four different CPD seminars. The drying shrinkage by specifying the
features typical design considera- visual and offers various opportuni-
RIBA-accredited CPD seminars, appropriate movement joints and
tions, technical details and a ties to touch and feel samples and
lasting 45 minutes each, allow uncoupling membranes in
number of project examples. lasts approximately 45 minutes.
individuals to remain up to date specifications. Creating a patio,
01257 256091 01494 778787 with changes in practice so that balcony or terrace that lasts the test they can make informed decisions of time is the third topic to be
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about which products to request in explored by Schlüter in its brand
their specifications. Run during new seminar, Balcony and Terrace
SLIDING & FOLDING DOOR GEAR – LRWA CPD SEMINAR lunch breaks from any business Solutions for Tile and Stone
premises requested, the training Coverings. The seminar will discuss
sessions, which cover a diverse range the importance of using effective
of topics including solutions for modern methods of construction to
tiling balconies, laying underfloor ensure lasting balcony and terrace
heating and installing wetrooms , installations. It will also explain the
are being offered free of charge with importance of waterproofing
lunch included. In Schlüter’s measures and will look at some of
P C Henderson is pleased to The LRWA (Liquid Roofing and Integrated Solutions for Tiled the benefits of the different prod-
announce that its newly updated Waterproofing Association) has Wetrooms seminar, the company’s ucts currently available on the
CPD, Sliding & Folding Door Gear announced the launch of its RIBA popular waterproofing and market. The final seminar being
– Specification and Design, has been approved CPD, available online for wetroom range will be explored and offered by Schlüter will study the
approved by RIBA, meaning those specifiers, architects, and surveyors. explained. Andrew Curry, benefits of Modular Underfloor
who attend the seminar will gain an “Continuing Professional Schlüter’s Technical and Training Heating Systems for Ceramic Tiled
understanding of the principal com- Development is crucial for anyone Consultant, commented: “The Floors. The seminar will explain
ponents of folding and sliding door working in the construction session will provide all the informa- how these systems help to protect
hardware. Attendees will discover industry,” commented Terry Wain, tion and knowledge needed, from ceramic tile and natural stone floor
the benefits, features, functions and LRWA technical secretary. an integrated approach, on the coverings from cracking, splitting,
applications of sliding and folding The CPD should take around 25 solutions for wetroom installations tenting and debonding and will also
door hardware in residential, indus- minutes to complete and includes at design and specification stage, explore the theory behind modular
trial and commercial projects. They information on the history of and we hope that by the end of the screed systems. All seminars include
will also learn what common prob- liquids and the various ways in seminar participants will have a 15 minute question and answer
lems to avoid and what tools can be which LRWA aims to promote best gained confidence in specifying an session and participants will receive
used in order to specify accurately. practice within the industry. integrated solution for wet room a certificate upon completion.
0191 377 0701 0207 448 3859 installations.”The second seminar 01530 813396 being run is called Movement Joints
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Maintaining and improving professional
competence, skills, abilities and knowledge



Eager to increase your knowledge of

acoustics, soundproofing insulation
and Part E Acoustic Building
Sika-Trocal is pleased to announce
Regulations? Then look no further
the new RIBA-approved CPD
than Cellecta®’s RIBA certified
entitled Effective Design of Single Ply
sound proofing insulations CPD.
Roof Systems. This CPD
Covering the fundamental
presentation aims to assist both
characteristics of Part E, and
specifiers and architects when
providing guidance on soundproof-
designing and selecting single ply
ing all types of new build and
roofing solutions.
refurbishment floors and walls,
The CPD covers the following
Cellecta’s CPD is an extremely
topics: Design Considerations –
valuable resource for all individuals
choosing a single ply system and
involved in specification.
designing to the best practice;
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facturers; Guarantees – possible
flexibility and options; Industry
CPD SEMINAR FROM FDS CONSULT and Legislation – information on
meeting the correct and relevant
standards; Sectors and Build
types – the considerations and dif-
ferent methods available; History
and Group information – a helpful
insight into both Sika-Trocal and
the Sika Group.
FDS Consult is offering architects, Sika-Trocal has provided single-
developers, M&E consultants and ply roofing solutions to specifiers,
contractors the chance to extend clients and main-contractors in the
their education for free this UK for over 40 years. Sika-Trocal
October. Focusing on fire engineer- specialise in single ply roofing
ing within the residential and solutions that are designed to be
commercial sectors, the CPD installed as quickly and efficiently as
seminar will discuss the roles that possible, ensuring a cost-effective
current legislation and code recom- solution every time.
mendations play in the creation of If you are looking for assistance
fire strategies and show how the use when designing and selecting single
of fire engineering can create the ply roofing solutions and require
ideal solution for any project. The further information on this seminar,
seminar will be held at the Building please contact Sika-Trocal directly
Centre, London, on 21st October. either via phone or email, or visit
the company’s website.
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editor’s focus Bauporte

The 21-story cube that is home to Deutsche Börse has an 83m
high entrance hall. The round shapes of the 4-winged Circular
Prestige TALL revolving doors seamlessly flow into the facade
of the cube-shaped building. The 6.5m high revolving doors
Follansbee were installed to be entirely freestanding and are only in contact
with the building through flexible seals. For maximum security,
This new secondary school was completed in December 2010 to replace
the curved panels close off the entrance completely at night.
former ‘split’ site buildings. Re-Format designed a new sedum roof
During the day, these disappear into the curved walls of the en-
construction that follows the curvature of the site to give the impression
trance. The project has won awards including LEED Platinum
of the landscape being raised to accommodate the school below. The
Certification and Green Building Award 2013.
cladding used Follansbee’s KlassicKolor material, which contrasts with
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coating is formulated with a ‘cool roof ’ concept and uses pigments with
enhanced solar reflectance and emittance, to reduce the energy needed Tanums Fönster
to cool the building. Tanums Fönster has been producing high
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with triple glazing since the 1970s. Tanums
standard U-value is 1.0W/m2K, and also carries
the stringent Swedish ‘P’ mark class C for severe
exposure locations and buildings over eight
storeys. Its extensive range includes top turn, fully
reversible window, side hung, outward opening
windows and French doors, inward opening
windows and French doors, and sliding doors. For
more information on Tanums Fönster and to view
all the products in its extensive range, visit the
company’s website.
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Prima Industries
Add warmth and drama to your outdoor space
with a Rivelin gas fire table. Taking inspiration
from around the globe, the company has combined
craftsmanship with the latest technology to
produce the ultimate smoke free gas fire focal
point for any garden or terrace. Using architectural
powder coat finishes on stainless steel ensures its
products stand the test of time in any outdoor
setting. Rivelin’s own CE approved pre-aerated all
stainless steel gas burners can run on either LPG
Sliptech or natural gas. With a choice of granite and high
Sliptech has over 15 years experience offering a performance ceramic table tops, its tables can be
fully professional, independent pendulum slip tailored to your tastes and are made to order.
testing and anti-slip treatment service on all
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porcelain, ceramic and natural stone floor tiles
including granite, marble, travertine and
limestone. It meets BS7976 and BS-EN 14231
regulations, allowing materials to be specified to
Sioo Wood Protection
meet both aesthetic and safety requirements that Sioo Wood Protection AB is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is the developer of a
may otherwise not have been an option. Sliptech breakthrough wood protection process using silicon technology providing a unique
offer an in-house sample tile testing service – combination of benefits for the care of timber. The Sioo products are in wide spread use
where a sample can be sent to the company and across Scandinavia for all types of timber. The Sioo treatment is totally environmentally
tested before being recommended, offering you friendly and provides a beautiful smooth natural finish, strengthens the surface fibres, kills
peace of mind. and prevents algae formation and insect attack, retards water and provides long life. The
Sioo products are being specified by architects and customers across the UK
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Designer Contracts Acoustic GRG Products

From single rooms to entire developments, Designer Contracts Acoustic GRG is a UK manufacturer of standard and bespoke acoustic
offers a free on-site survey undertaken by its own staff. This panel products for architectural and acoustic projects. Operating from
includes comprehensive measurements, their best advice and its 27,000sq ft workshop in Kent, Acoustic GRG is an exclusive
samples to touch and feel. Designer Contracts can accommodate manufacturer of the RPG Diffusor Systems range of products,
every requirement from price point driven schemes to high distributors of Clipso Stretch walls and ceilings, and suppliers of the
profile projects. For both new and refurbished properties every BASWAphon acoustic plaster system. Projects include schools,
floorcovering is supplied to the right specification and universities, concert halls, recording studios, restaurants, high end
professionally installed to achieve a safe and inclusive domestic applications and many more. Acoustic GRG offer support to
environment. Designer Contracts are able to provide thorough architects and designers to get the best use from its producs.
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Keim Mineral Paints

Painting concrete has often been viewed as an
unnecessary design criteria or simply a problem solving
technique. Keim Mineral Paints supply mineral coatings
ideal for concrete, utilising the inherent compatibility
between minerals in the paint and concrete substrate.
Keim Concretal Lasur is a specialist colourwash/stain
Before After system, which provides a varied and appropriate solution
for concrete; disguising blemishes, repairs and colour
variations, while maintaining the natural feel of an
unpainted concrete finish. Suitable for new and existing
concrete finishes, Keim Concretal Lasur provides a
bespoke solution to visual concrete problems.
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Until 2 November, London
RIBA Stirling Prize Party 2014 Daniel Lobb: As above, so below
16 October, London docklands/whats-on Until 21 September, London
RIBAStirlingPrize.aspx Venice Architecture Biennale
Until 23 November, Venice House of Muses Until 21 September, London
Future City, Future Wood: Seminar
Ordinary Beauty:
and CLT Master Class Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion
The Photography of Edwin Smith
23 October, London Until 19 October, London
Until 6 December, London
COURSES Mackintosh Architecture
Until 4 January 2015, Glasgow
Framed Concrete Buildings with Fine 2014 Stirling Prize Stories
Concrete Surfaces exhibitions/ with the Times+
30 September, London (Click through to Exhibition Schedule) 30 September, London
Constructing Worlds: Photography
The Drawing Gym for Architects and And Architecture in the Modern Age TOURS
Spatial Designers 25 Spetember - 11 January 2015,
6, 13, 20 & 27 October and London Great British Buildings:
3 November, London Liverpool Central Library 24 September, Liverpool
The Modern Lens: International
EXHIBITIONS Photography and the Tate collection
14 October 2014 – 10 May 2015, St Ives Open House London 20 - 21 September, London
Tonkin Liu: The Evolution of
Shell Lace Structure
Until 8 October, London Eco Open Houses 18 - 19 and 25 - 26 October,
London Design Festival
Until 21 September, London Brighton & Hove
Space and Light
Until 11 October, London (See page 4) Brussels Design September 2014 TRADE SHOWS
Until 30 September, Brussels
Louis Khan: The Power designjunction2014
of Architecture 18 - 21 September, London
Until 12 October, London World Architecture Festival 1 - 3 October, Singapore
Decorex International 2014
21 - 24 September, London
Dream, Draw, Work: Architectural
Drawings by Norman Shaw RA Bridge150 Festival
Until 26 October, London Until 9 December, Bristol Timber Expo 7 - 8 October, Birmingham
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Monodraught appoints
new managing director
onodraught is pleased to announce the impressive and constantly evolving range of inno-
appointment of Andrew McCubbin as vative products including our latest generation
its new managing director, effective Cool-phase ( range of cooling
from 1 August. He succeeds Steen Hagelskjaer and ventilation products. These, coupled with
who will become chairman of the board of other advanced products from emerging technolo-
directors. During the past 20 years Andrew has gies that we will be showcasing soon, will provide
held a number of senior management roles with the platform for us to achieve significant market
Japanese air conditioning manufacturers – most expansion. The team is committed to maintaining
recently at Daikin UK Ltd – and therefore brings and developing its excellent reputation for innova-
with him extensive industry experience in sales, tion, reliability and quality that Monodraught has
marketing, product development and production. earned over the past 40 years.”
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew says He adds that the Monodraught brand is the
he is proud to be joining Monodraught at a time strongest in the natural ventilation, natural lighting
when he believes the company is well positioned and natural cooling market places and is trusted during this exciting period of growth.
to expand with its portfolio of products and a and valued for its quality and reliability. Surpassing Monodraught products and services are avail-
demonstrated commitment to customer service. customer expectations is one of its core values and able throughout the UK and in export markets
Looking to the future he says: “We have an Andrew looks forward to leading Monodraught around the world.

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Architect’s Choice voting open at Brick Awards Kingspan Insulation launches new quick guide
Architectural students and practicing registered archi- Kingspan Insulation is pleased to announce the launch of
tects are being asked to vote for the shortlisted project the 9th edition of its Quick Guide – the ‘go to’ point of
which they believe demonstrates the best architectural reference for builders, installers, specifiers and end users
use of brick. The Architect’s Choice Award will be looking to achieve the highest levels of thermal perform-
granted to the winning project, presented at the ance, using the thinnest possible insulation in pitched roof,
annual Brick Awards, taking place at London’s 5 star hotel Marriott Grosvenor floor or wall applications. In addition to giving detailed
Square on 12 November. All shortlisted projects can be viewed on the Brick information on Kingspan’s Kooltherm and Therma prod-
Development Association’s website, where a voting interface has been set up. ucts, which feature Fibre-Free cores, it also introduces the
RIBA membership numbers and educational institutional details will be required new optimum performance OPTIM-R range, designed to help achieve the
and voting will close on 27 September. The Awards are one of the top design and desired U-values in installations where space is limited. The user friendly Quick
construction awards in the country and show just what brick can achieve. Guide can be downloaded from Kingspan Insulation’s website.
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Aggressive accessories: PUNK, the professional’s power tool accessory of choice

On occasions, tradesmen get frustrated with their tools on the job – time is money, but put the new power tool accessory
brand PUNK in your machine and you’ll hit peak performance every time. The highly disruptive PUNK range is designed
to give you the edge. From drill bits to jigsaw blades, the ‘power’ in any power tool is a direct result of the accessories that are
used – and as every tradesman knows, the tools you use can make or break a job. The range has been extensively researched in
lab tests and on-site trials to ensure the highest quality and performance; every aspect has been developed with the demanding
professional tradesman in mind. As part of the full range roll out, six free sample accessories will be launched over six months
for tradesmen to ‘try-before-they-buy’. The first month sees the launch of PUNK’s powerful ‘SDS+ Drill Bit’, which is available
to claim from the PUNK website. Created using the toughest tungsten carbide material, every tip is securely brazed into the
drill to prevent breakouts. The upshot is SDS+ drill bits that offer professionals peace of mind to get the job done – regardless
of whether they’re drilling brickwork, quarrystone, masonry or reinforced concrete. PUNK is for the professional with high
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TTA responds to member needs

he Tile Association launched its new The site features an expanded member services
website in August in response to research section, which includes a wealth of information for
among members which flagged up strong anyone involved in the tiling industry, ranging
demand for improved online marketing. The new from technical information to business advice and
website is part of a suite of online tools which the insurance. There is also information on the facili-
association has available for the benefit of ties offered in the TTA’s new Staffordshire head-
members. These include social media feeds and the quarters, such as how to hire the building’s meeting
online Tilezine newsletter. and conference facilities.
The new association website boasts a new look “It emerged strongly in the research that our
with intuitive, built-in navigation, a revamped members view the TTA website as an important
members’ directory and a prominent news area. marketing tool and that they were looking
With the latest issue of Tilezine linked from the for further development of the online resources
site, as well as a facility to take out a subscription, which are available to them,” says Ian Kershaw,
the aim is to develop the site as an important news chairman of the TTA. “We were therefore hoping
resource for the industry. further web pages featuring sector-specific infor- to achieve a site which features increased usability,
Navigation is clearly defined via the four key mation. Within the relevant sections visitors will an updated image and improved technical func-
sales channels for the tiling industry, with separate find a member directory, technical documentation, tionality. I think we have achieved that, and we
homepage buttons for architects, installers, home- details on training and NVQs, a tiling FAQ for have also linked into other online resources, which
owners and stockists, each of these leading to installers, DIY tiling guides and much more. are among the benefits of TTA membership.”

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Profile 22 launches first BIM object

Window, door and curtain walling specialist Profile
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22 has developed its first BIM object, providing 2D and enter the reference number for more information
and 3D product representations, information and
data associated with its fully reversible 70mm
window system. In Revit file format, this allows the BPF calls for the streamlining Leslie Jones makes Minsk move...
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Monodraught Cool-phase is now

available as a cloud based BIM object
ool-phase, the award winning natural with the full product data and technical properties.
cooling, ventilation and heat recovery This enables designers of buildings to create a fresh
system from Monodraught, is now and healthy indoor environment for their concepts
available to architects, consultants, specifiers and without using compressors or hazardous coolants.
building contractors through, a At the same time Cool-phase offers a significant
major worldwide source of free-to-use Building reduction in the running costs of the future build-
Information Modelling (BIM) content. ing and assists with life cycle analysis.
The Cool-phase BIM objects are data rich and Architects and consultants wanting to reduce
are able to integrate with leading BIM software. the communication time on construction projects
The 3D digital representations have been built between customers and suppliers are now able to
download full technical data on the Cool-phase
systems directly from the cloud. The BIM objects Dimensional details direct from the manufac-
integrate automatically with their 3D models, turer allow a greater degree of accuracy ensuring
allowing Cool-phase systems to be dragged and close coordination on-site and reducing complica-
dropped into their own projects, improving visu- tions. This can result in reduced lead times and
alisation and highlight items such as fixing points lower overall construction costs.
and duct positions. Monodraught’s Technical Director Nick
The key benefit of BIM is to increase produc- Hopper says the launch of the Cool-phase BIM
tivity within construction. BIM allows centralised Objects continues Monodraught’s long history of
storage of data, linking important information integrating products within Building Simulation
between all teams involved in the process. and CAD software.

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24 healthcare build & design special report

Climate change, hospitals

and patient well-being
Dr Chris Iddon of SE Controls comments on hospital
overheating from the Climate Change Commission report

he recently reported issue of climate
Courtesy of ‘Digital Cat’ –
change causing overheating in hospitals
with an associated increase in related
deaths not only highlights the risk to patient
health from high temperatures and inadequate
ventilation, but also questions current thinking on
building design.
According to findings from forthcoming
research by Cambridge University, headed by
Professor Alan Short, around 90 per cent of UK
hospital wards are of a design type that makes them
susceptible to overheating.
Extracts from the report released by the Climate
Change Commission, led by Lord Krebs, indicate
that building design and construction are key
contributory factors to the overheating and patient
health issue. In addition, the commission has
already suggested that the retrofitting of air condi-
tioning plants would be uneconomic, so the imme-
diate focus is centred on cost effective and energy
efficient measures of addressing the problem, such directives to protect patients from harm and but also indicated that solar gain is the key cause
as natural ventilation. provide a safe environment. of internal temperature increase.
While hospital overheating can be readily However, simple modifications could readily be Alongside improved ventilation and increased
managed with natural ventilation solutions, the implemented to the ventilation solution, such as air movement through carefully planned vents to
additional benefit is that it can also reduce the high-level vents or window openings, which would maintain patient safety, the introduction of meas-
build up of pathogens, viruses and associated infec- not only maintain patient safety, but also provide ures to limit heat gain, such as the deployment of
tions by encouraging air movement and ‘flushing’ adequate ventilation to manage temperatures and external shading devices, will help reduce the risk
stale air from the building. Independent research improve indoor air quality. of overheating.
undertaken by Dr Cath Noakes of Leeds University When the lack of cooling is linked to other Hospital overheating is a very real issue and this
shows that when windows are closed to reduce building design issues, such as south facing glazing, report highlights that most are not only incapable
heat loss and energy costs, there is an increased low ceilings, thin walls and the cumulative heat of dealing with a gradual increase in temperatures,
risk of infection due to a fourfold increase in air- build up from multi-storey structures, there will be but are also likely to be susceptible to heatwaves.
borne pathogens. and inevitable impact on hospital temperatures. The links between building design practice and
Although air quality in critical health and Temperature data research and analysis that I how regulations need to evolve to manage over-
clinical areas of hospitals needs to be of the have undertaken with Professor Kevin Lomas, as heating and assist infection control are likely to be
highest standard, these principles, in many part of the wider Cambridge University team lead key outcomes from the research, which will impact
instances, have been compromised in other parts by Professor Short, reveals that in hospital wards all aspects of architecture and construction.
of hospital design. In pre-operation, recovery and across the UK there are a number of key factors While some retrofitted solutions can provide
general wards, the opportunity for ventilation is influencing overheating risk. The work has not effective answers to overheating, the time to
often limited to a 100mm wide strip of open only highlighted the resilience of traditional, review building design standards, specifications
window – a limit governed by essential risk heavyweight ‘Nightingale wards’ to overheating, and regulations is already here.

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Hospitals don’t come any bigger or

more cutting edge than the Brunel
building in Bristol, which combines
the latest medical facilities with a
high spec design developed to
boost patient well-being as well as
environmental performance.
Stephen Cousins reports

I n the ever advancing field of public healthcare, techno-

logical innovation is increasingly being matched by
efforts to improve patient “healing” and well-being by
designing hospital environments with greater access to
natural daylight and ventilation, more generous spaces and a
less institutional feel.
The UK’s boldest example of this evidence-based approach
to design is the £430 million Brunel building at Southmead
Hospital, in Bristol, a new breed of “super hospital” featuring
light-filled internal courtyards, naturally ventilated patient
rooms, and a huge full-height glass atrium as tall as the nave of
Westminster Cathedral.

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The 1.2 million sq ft building is one of the most advanced

acute care facilities in Europe, which includes three extensively
glazed U-shaped ward blocks, designed by multidisciplinary
architect Building Design Partnership (BDP) to maximise © Building Design Partnership
light and views across the adjacent landscaped grounds. In
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Section of the new hospital addition, a high quality palette of internal and external finishes finishes not normally associated with a state-funded hospital.
showing the three main
atrium spaces, colourcoded
was specified to overturn the traditional austerity associated The Brunel building stands on a 27-hectare brownfield
for successful wayfinding with NHS hospitals and make patients feel like they are in a site within the existing Southmead Hospital grounds, located
hotel or a private hospital. 2km outside the city centre, and contains 800 acute beds and
“The client, North Bristol NHS Trust, wanted a very high 24 theatre suites. Everything from Frenchay has been trans-
‘North Bristol specification civic facility to replace its existing estate, which ferred to the Brunel building, from its world class burns unit,
was spread very piecemeal over two sites (Frenchay and to its neurological department.
NHS Trust’s brief Southmead) and made up of inadequate wartime era single A total 75 per cent of patients will be housed in single en suite
for the project was storey buildings with awful environments for patients,” said rooms – the highest proportion of any major UK – with 25
unconventional Christopher Green, project architect at BDP. “We wanted a per cent in small four-bed single-sex wards. And in another
and informed by step change from that and create the highest quality building first, the building was designed to be the most sustainable
research showing we could.” major acute hospital in the UK, achieving a BREEAM Excellent
The Brunel building will serve a local population of half a rating and a carbon footprint below government targets.
that good design Although high reaching, the building’s environmental strat-
million and was built by Carillion under a PFI contract for
can have a North Bristol NHS Trust, the largest ever UK construction egy is relatively simple and, in line with the client’s patient
positive impact on contract taken on by the main contractor. BDP was employed well-being demands, based on the idea of maximising levels
patient well-being by Carillion as lead designer, TPS as structural engineer and daylight and natural ventilation.
and recuperation DSSR as M&E services engineer. Hospitals are not normally ideal candidates for natural ven-
rates and the North Bristol NHS Trust’s brief for the project was uncon- tilation, reliant as they are on heavy services that require
ventional and informed by research showing that good design mechanical ventilation, and subject to strict regulations
job satisfaction can have a positive impact on patient well-being and recupera- around acoustics, pollution and safety normally restrict the
of staff ’ tion rates and the job satisfaction of staff. The Trust set out use of openable windows.
strict design criteria that required the hospital to be flexible “[To resolve this problem], we came up with the idea of cre-
enough to adapt to changes in the way healthcare is provided; ating a distinct split between the ward blocks, which are
to maximise access to views and light through efficient use of focused on patient recuperation, natural ventilation and views
glazing and layout; and include excellent internal and external from bedrooms of landscaped areas outside, from the high

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© Building Design Partnership
rooms. The wings are shallow in plan with single-occupancy ‘The wings are
rooms arranged along a central corridor, which helped max-
imise the effect of natural ventilation and also allow for shallow in plan
cross-ventilation. with single-
The clinical block is supported by a post-tensioned, occupancy rooms
reinforced concrete frame and houses the heavily-serviced
diagnostic and treatment areas, including 24 operating the- arranged along a
atres, critical care units, MRI and X-ray rooms, all of which are central corridor,
mechanically ventilated with heat recovery systems. which helped
These two blocks are positioned either side of a soaring,
280m-long full-height atrium, which functions as the hospi- maximise the
tal’s circulatory spine and rises in stages from four storeys effect of natural
at the southern end to a seven storey-high main entrance to ventilation’
tech, mechanically-cooled and ventilated treatment areas in the north.
the clinical block. The central atrium is created in the space The atrium was heavily inspired by Norway’s innovative
between the two,” said Green. Oslo University Hospital, and resembles an urban street,
By dividing off the clinical areas from the wards and natu- divided in plan by several glazed corridors spanning between
rally ventilating half the building it was possible to cut the the ward and clinical block to create three main spaces. Each
amount of energy needed to run it by about 50 per cent, per space has its own public stair and lift core, to transport visitors
100 cu m, compared with the existing hospital. Energy use was and relatives from the ground floor to the wards, and features
also reduced through the use of a biomass boiler, which pro- different coloured facade panels – green, blue and red – and
vides 20 per cent of the power demand. different materials as part of the wayfinding strategy and to
The patient wards are arranged within three U-shaped, further emulate the character of a real street.
steel framed blocks to the west, each with its own internal “We considered designing a low level roof over the concourse,
landscaped courtyard and generous external glazed facades but it would have not given the same quality of internal
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the roof steelwork to slide over the tops of the walls.

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“Although the roof ’s design isn’t that complicated, the ‘Having a large
interfaces with the rest of the building are,” says Green. “One
of our architects in charge of the roof packages spent a great
internal space
deal of time modelling the components in 3D, which we don’t allowed us to use
normally have to do when there is a specialist contractor much brighter
involved. We wanted to make sure everyone was clear on what and delicate
they were doing.”
The sheer scale of the hospital means there are around 50 internal finishes
separate roofs in total. Several green and brown flat roofs are on the walls,
installed on the lower levels of the ward block, which have rather than
been landscaped to include intensive shrubs, trees and gravels.
The roofs on the clinical block include specialised paving
rough external
designs, including ramps and other features intended for use finishes, as we
by patients as part of their treatment. didn’t have to
light and we wanted this space to be the heart of the building,”
Although the Brunel building was designed and built dur- worry about
ing a recession, there was very little value engineering involved
said Green. “Having a large internal space allowed us to use to reduce costs. According to Carillion’s project manager
much brighter and delicate internal finishes on the walls, Keith Hutton, who has built two major PFI hospitals before, Christopher Green,
rather than rough external finishes, as we didn’t have to worry project architect at BDP
it is a one-off in terms of the quality of design detailing and the
about weathering.” specification of materials. “There was strong attention paid to
The atrium also forms part of the natural ventilation strat- the specification of joinery and other features throughout,
egy, its large volume encouraging air to circulate. And the which we considered this the right thing to do to reduce main-
faceted glass roof permits large amounts of natural daylight to tenance requirements [during the 30-year PFI] and create
penetrate into the street below, the wards and clinical block. longer term value for money.”
An estimated 80 per cent of the operating theatres in the clin- Alongside the building’s state-of-the art clinical facilities,
ical block are naturally lit. and other measures designed to improve patient well-being,
The atrium roof is divided into three huge, flat wing-shaped they help set Southmead Hospital apart as one of Europe’s
elements, each of which has a “wind catcher” positioned at its leading centres of healthcare.
centre, designed to ventilate the space and extract smoke in
case of fire. Each one is about three times the length of a dou-
ble decker bus and twice the height. © Building Design Partnership
One consequence of the different structural solutions used
for the ward block (steel) and clinical block (concrete) was a
high degree of movement in the atrium roof, which spans
between them. As a result, the structural steelwork supporting
the atrium roof is designed to accommodate +/-40mm of
movement across the entire length of the building. The roof
and the walls are fixed to separate steel structures that allow
Client: North Bristol
© Building Design Partnership NHS Trust
Architect: BDP
Main contractor:
Structural engineer:
M&E services
engineer: DSSR
Roofing contractor:

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Rockspan for ‘first of its kind’

specialist emergency care hospital
urobond Laminates has provided Rockspan external wall panels for
the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at
Cramlington. This new hospital concept will deal purely with emer-
gencies and life-saving procedures – a first for the UK.
The 200mm thick stone wool core panels are finished in gullwing grey and
are a cost effective solution for hospitals offering up to four hours fire resist-
ance and minimal smoke in the event of a fire.
Located on the edge of Cramlington to the north of Newcastle, the hospital
will provide a uniquely comprehensive range of emergency care to patients in
Northumbria. At the centre of the 29,000 sq m development is a three-storey
hub housing laboratories, radiology and operating theatres. The hub is flanked
by a series of ‘cogs’ that house wards on one side, and the entrance and ambu-
lance podiums on the other.

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patients between the old hospital and the new students and staff. Specifiers can rest assured that
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AluK supplied for school renewal project JDP provides sustainable future for new school
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris specified AluK curtain Specialist water management company JDP was invited to
walling and window systems for the Burntwood School the New Brimmond Primary School, to advise on the best
project, a series of new educational buildings which will serve solution for a large attenuation tank 32m (L) x 4m (W) x
up to 2,000 pupils and over 200 staff. The scheme will see 85 0.5m (D) to minimise the risk to localised flooding and
per cent of the school rebuilt. AluK’s 72BW HI window provide an effective method of stormwater retention. The
system and SG52 curtain walling system were supplied for the JDP proposal was to use an efficient, purpose designed
Curriculum Buildings which forms the bulk of the accommo- complete system incorporating GRAF Eco Bloc light-
dation for the school. For the Performing Arts Building the weight modular attenuation crates, geotextile membrane
architects specified the SG52 and bespoke SL52 curtain walling systems. Enabling and fleece for the tank. The Eco Bloc system allows two crate modules to be
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Jess Unwin examines a development that faces the challenge of creating the new home for
a school that will be half renovated Victorian architecture and half 21st-century structures.
And if that isn’t enough, the site is also in a town centre conservation area...

J ust as a good teacher can foster learning for children

of different abilities in one class, the new home of
Harpenden Free School is set to breathe new life into a
neglected 19th century building and then marry that with
later years was put to other uses including forming part of
the town’s library. Once refurbished, these spaces will once
again be filled with the sounds of children when they become
classrooms for HFS’s younger pupils, plus a library, a staff
gives way to
modern design
in a section
21st century construction and design. room and a general office.
Harpenden Free School (HFS) – thanks to work funded by Surrounding the rest of the site will be brand new struc-
containing the
the Department for Education as a part of the government’s Free tures. Victorian architecture gives way to modern design in a main entrance,
Schools initiative – will eventually cater for 420 pupils aged section containing the main entrance, administration spaces administration
4-11 close to the town centre in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. and a meeting room for parents. Next to these will be a multi- spaces and a
The £4.5 million project is on a sloping plot in the midst of purpose double-height hall, which it’s hoped will be used by
a conservation area. Bordering one part of the site is a listed the wider community at weekends and in the evenings. meeting room
building originally put up as a school in 1897 but which in Running adjacent to the railway lines that neighbour the for parents’
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rear of the development is a two-storey block that will be

home to eight classrooms for the school’s older children.
Beneath one end of the block is a basement kitchen.
At the heart of it all will be a courtyard play area – but with
an unusual and intriguing twist. Taking advantage of the site’s
three-metre slope, which runs from the two-storey new-build
block down to the old Victorian school, this courtyard will
take the shape of a terraced mound. Covered in all-weather
turf, it will be more of an adventure playground with features
including tunnels and climbing areas.
Nicki Whetstone, of project architects Haverstock, praised
HFS’s input into the new school’s design brief: “Our brief
from HFS was extensive and they were very proactive, which
was helpful. It’s important for the school that the interior
design features clusters of classrooms so that year groups are
able to integrate with each other. It was also key that as many
of the classrooms as possible have direct access to external areas.”
Externally, the local planning authority was keen new struc-
tures weren’t out of place with the traditional architectural
features of the Victorian building. As a result, long vertical
windows, expressed gable ends, pitched roofs and traditional

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dormers are all incorporated in a contemporary fashion. buffer between the classrooms and the railway.”
New-build areas may be steel framed with pre-cast planks So as not to dominate the Victorian buildings across the ‘Long vertical
for flooring but the palette of materials for exteriors – includ- courtyard, the height of the two-storey new-build block is windows,
ing red brick, sheet metal, dark horizontally banded cement constrained. Nicki says: “The pitched-roof, two-storey block
board cladding and slate roof tiling – was chosen after months of we’ve incorporated is a reduced height to remain sympathetic expressed gable
negotiation to be sympathetic with their older surroundings. to the older buildings. The five large dormer window elements ends, pitched
There are other less aesthetic challenges. David Wynn, con- in the design keep the classroom ceilings at a high level as well roofs and
struction manager for main contractor Willmott Dixon, as bringing in a lot of light. It’s made for quite a rich design on
explains: “It’s a tight space in the centre of town, which makes that facade.”
it a tricky build, for example, when trying to get precast com- Of course, the 19th century structures need a different dormers are all
ponents onto the site. There are also a lot of restrictions when approach. David says: “We’re reroofing, reusing the original incorporated in
working near railways. The basement kitchen was excavated Welsh slate where possible, and reinsulating. Some structural a contemporary
close to the rail tracks and so, understandably, there’s a lot of alterations will be made to provide the spaces the school wants
bureaucracy around making sure the line is protected.” but, generally, original features will be retained – like much of
The proximity of the railway presents another challenge – the parquet flooring, which will be sanded down and refur-
noise. Nicki explains: “The designs for the two-storey new- bished, plus high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and the
build had to take into account the noise from passing trains. windows, which will also be refurbished.”
The orientation of the classrooms addresses that acoustic con- Nicki adds: “Personally, I really enjoy bringing older build-
cern. All the classroom windows are on the internal side facing ings back to life. You can achieve such wonderful innovative
the central courtyard. WC blocks, plant rooms and circulation solutions when you use contemporary methods to improve a
space have been placed at the rear of the block, creating a building that’s more than a century old – it’s quite fulfilling
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New Valchromat colours land at Lathams

James Latham has added three new colours to its exclusive range of Engineered
Fibreboard, Valchromat, an innovative and award winning material which is
proving popular within the UK shop fitting, education and furniture manufac-
turing sectors. With a total of 11 bold and impactful colours now making up the
portfolio, including grey, black, red, orange, yellow, blue and green, it offers almost
limitless decorative applications. Valchromat is a unique fibreboard, in that the
colour runs throughout the entire board. This is achieved by adding organic dyes
and a specially formulated resin to the wood fibre before pressing. In addition to
its unique appearance, Valchromat is easy and quick to finish – no edging is
required – and being moisture and UV resistant, non-toxic and load resistant,
the possibilities for use are endless. Scratches and marks on the finished product
go largely unnoticed because the colour runs evenly throughout the board.
Valchromat is available in board sizes: 2500mm x 1850mm/1250mm and in
8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 30mm thicknesses. All wood used in
the manufacture of Valchromat is FSC certified and is sourced from forest waste,
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and people are more supportive and excited about reclaiming inside of those to create large double-height spaces which
a building that’s been in decline.” should be impressive and inspiring. Outside, they face onto
Besides more prosaic necessities like all-new services and the courtyard and the exteriors will replicate the existing tim-
‘Opening up
refurbishing the toilet block, Haverstock have worked closely ber cladding but also feature much larger window openings. areas to create
with HFS to get the internal spaces the school wants. Nicki One of these two new spaces will be one half of the library, or a flowing
says: “This will be a wonderful place for children to learn. cybery, as the school is calling it. It’s a part of the school where movement
Opening up areas to create a flowing movement through the new meets the old and the school are very excited about it
building is important and we’ve achieved that. There are also because it will become a flexible open plan space.”
through the
smaller spaces which can accommodate clusters of rooms that Nicki concludes: “I’ve no doubt that the finished school building is
the children can roam between and which allow the school will deliver on its brief. There’s been so much consultation important
more flexibility in how they want to use the space.” with teachers and the children and we think there will be some and we’ve
Examples of structural changes that are being made are two stunning spaces to learn created.”
areas of the Victorian school that were slightly taller and orig- Currently based at another nearby location, HFS moves to achieved that’
inally featured mezzanine floors within them with narrow its new home in September next year. Excitement in the school Nicki Whetstone, of project
architects Haverstock
staircases. Nicki explains: “What we’ve done is gutted the community, and interest among the wider community of the
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‘The indoor and

outside spaces
are as connected
as possible to
enable continuous
use of both
the day’
Ruth Martin, chair of
governors at HFS

town is growing as building and renovation works progress. ment within society and for wellbeing. There is a parents
Client: Ruth Martin, chair of governors at HFS, says: “This build- room because education does not just happen at school and
Harpenden Free
ing engages the emotions and lives of many, which we hope does not stop when we get too old for compulsory school
School Trust
also means it can become a vital part of its wider community. either – parent partnership is vital.”
Architect: At HFS we celebrate children and their education, thus this And finally she stresses: “Through the arduous develop-
Haverstock Associates building has been designed so that every inch provides an ment process we have kept the experience of the children in
LLP opportunity for children to experience and learn; enabled by this place as the criteria for choices we have made.”
Main contractor: the physical structure.” In a year’s time it seems certain those children will be giving
Willmott Dixon She continues: “The indoor and outside spaces are as con- their new school’s design – whether it be the high-ceiling
Project management: nected as possible to enable continuous use of both environ- 19th century spaces or the 21st century new-build dormer
Mace Ltd ments throughout the day. There is a children’s kitchen, which windows that overlook the central courtyard – a mark of
recognises the centrality of food, its production and enjoy- 10 out of 10.

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City College, Norwich College reaps benefits of Reynaers systems

A Proctor’s Roofshield was used in the refurbishment of Reynaers Aluminium has supplied a range of systems
City College in Norwich. The benefits provided by the to South Staffordshire College’s Cannock Campus,
high performance Roofshield membrane were obvious to helping to create a smart and modern new look as part
the roofing contractor, R.B. Watts. Roofshield is an air and of its £4.2 million upgrade. The three storey building
vapour permeable, highly water resistant roofing underlay, at ‘The Green’ is one of two sites in Cannock, which
and has been made to the same specification for nearly 20 along with those located in Lichfield, Tamworth and
years. It has met the evolving demands of the roofing industry to be the first choice Rodbaston, make up South Staffordshire College which offers a range of courses
of most roofing contractors. The very low vapour resistance of 0.065MNs/g, com- for students in the region. As part of an overall refurbishment project under the
bined with high air permeability, reduces the potential for interstitial condensa- direction of architects Maber, new classrooms have been created along with an
tion as far as possible, and does not require the use of a vapour control layer. This impressive glazed main entrance. A series of aluminium systems have been used
provides a robust and dependable solution that can be specified with confidence. throughout the building to achieve a light, airy and modern look, simultaneously
enq.146 providing a practical and effective solution. enq.147
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Crown Trade tackles university challenge Another A* floor finish at Cornwall College
Crown Trade products have won top marks with a A range of award-winning products from F. Ball and Co.
major university challenge completed in time for the Ltd have been used to create a high quality floor finish in
start of a new term. The first phase of a massive £97 renovations to classrooms and storage areas at Cornwall
million redevelopment project at Robert Gordon College Camborne Campus. Due to delays onsite, floor-
University’s Garthdee Campus in Aberdeen was ing contractors from Aztek Interiors selected F. Ball prod-
finished last year. A modern library along with ucts to refurbish the 2,400 sq m area. F. Ball’s minimum
laboratories, teaching rooms and a refectory have been in full use ever since. Clean preparation, maximum performance smoothing under-
Extreme Scrubbable Matt and Eggshell, predominantly in a cool white shade was layment, Stopgap 1200 Pro, was used to smooth floors across the campus. Voted
used for the large scale project. Pastel tones were specified for feature walls and Product of the Year by flooring contractors and industry professionals in the 2014
stripes around the site. The Crown Trade products selected were chosen with a CFA/CFJ Flooring Industry Awards, Stopgap 1200 Pro is designed for use
focus on achieving an easy maintenance finish that can stand the test of time. directly over old adhesive residues, including bitumen and carpet tile tackifiers.
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Door closer delivers for education sector FAKRO Electro roof windows for Academy
Samuel Heath’s Powermatic controlled, Two new timber buildings at Ockendon Academy have
concealed door closers deliver a host of seen 53 FAKRO Electro roof windows with blinds
benefits to the education sector. While its fire installed – 16 in the seven-classroom English block and
performance credentials, maintenance-free 37 in the larger ‘Ockendon Studio School’, a self-contained
service and enhanced aesthetics are undoubt- 6th form facility for year 12 and 13 students. Cabinco,
edly attractive, it is the door closers’ total which specialises in the construction of sustainable school
concealment – and the many health and safety benefits that this brings – that are buildings, was the main contractor for both projects.
making Powermatic so popular for use in schools, colleges and university facilities. Director Simon Lawrence explained: “We had specific
Available in standard and free swing models, Powermatic door closers reduce risk technical issues to address including a requirement for wall
in two key areas; vandalism and self-harm. It is these factors that are making operated electrical operation. We also received the support of FAKRO’s technical
Powermatic an ideal choice for professionals responsible for new-build, refurbish- team to produce flashing details specific to the roof construction.”
ment and improvement projects in the education sector. enq.150 enq.151
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Keylex locks help keep Epsom College students safe

Keylex digital mechanical locks have been supplied by Relcross to Epsom College for a number of years. Some have been
fitted to the living quarters for boarding students so that only those living in a particular house have access. An easily changed
number code negates the need for issuing keys to everyone with the potential security risk from lost or stolen keys.

Epsom chose the K700 lock which is suited to external doors and gives the flexibility offered by the inclusion of a mortice
sash lock or multi-point lock. The mechanism happily copes with many hundreds of operations per day and, being entirely
mechanical, requires no electronics or electrical wiring.

Many of the Victorian doors at Epsom College are not rectangular but gothic arch shaped and are thicker than modern doors.
This poses few problems for the K700 which can be fitted to many door types including PVCu, aluminium and hollow metal
door sections as well as wood.
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VIVIX® panels used for college building Two phase modular scheme at university
Formica Group’s VIVIX exterior facade panels have Caledonian Modular has constructed 120 new student
been used to clad a new facility at Etone College bedrooms with en-suite facilities at Bishop Grosseteste
in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Baily Garner LLP University, Lincoln in a project timescale unachievable
specified VIVIX in Hunter Green to add a vibrant using traditional construction. The design of the new
colour to the building, offering a fresh, welcoming 3,519 sq m student accommodation block was
environment. It was specified for the building detail- arranged over three floors, in clusters of six bedrooms
ing, including the wings, fascias and soffits, creating a striking contrast with the which share a communal lounge, dining and kitchen
rest of the building that is rendered in white. High traffic educational buildings facility. When phase one was completed, students
such as the Etone College demand not only functionality and practicality, but decanted to their new accommodation so that their old
also a wide variety of design options. VIVIX panels are an ideal solution as they residential block could be demolished. Phase two units
offer resistance to impact and abrasion and match the original planning colour. were installed, services linked to the initial phase and the complete building made
enq.153 ready for the increased number of students. enq.154
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Easy fit drinking fountains from Franke Sissons Kingspan installed on top academy
Franke Sissons has launched a new range of drinking A wide range of products from Kingspan
fountains for schools, colleges and commercial premises. Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges
Made in high grade stainless steel, the fountains have a round have been installed on the RIBA award winning
shape and are easy to install, thanks to a clever wall bracket Kingswood Academy in Hull. To insulate the
fixing system, making them the ideal solution for replace- building’s metal rainscreen facade, Roofdec Ltd
ment or new fit. There are two water-filtered models in the installed over 900sq m of 100mm Kingspan
range. The basic wall hung design has a bubbler and slides Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The product offers premium performance
on to wall brackets. The next model up has the added benefit of a bottle filler. with thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K and is LABC System
Both have a chlorine water filter that is easy to change via an access panel which Approved. The brick fascia to the main entrance features multi-storey glazed
also provides protection against vandalism. The new models join an existing range sections and to minimise the heat loss from around these windows, 75mm
that includes chilled water options which are BREEAM compliant. Kingspan Kooltherm Cavity Closer was installed. enq.155 01544 387384 enq.156

KalGUARD: cost-effective limescale prevention

Water softeners are commonly used in hard water
areas to protect building services systems from adf
limescale, however they can waste a considerable
amount of water and require a regular and costly
supply of salt. Sentinel Commercial has developed
KalGUARD, a device that is scientifically proven WEBSITE FOR 2014
to prevent limescale formation without wasting
water. It works by delivering very low levels of stable zinc into the water to change
hard, deposit-forming calcium carbonate crystals into soft, non-deposit-forming
aragonite. The device can be installed on a rising main, to provide whole system
protection. The technology is also approved in Part L of the Building Regulations.
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Staying calm about noise

With public consultation on new acoustic regulations
for schools now closed, specifiers are being reassured
about potential changes. BB93 section 1 is going to
be superseded by the Acoustic design of Schools:
Performance Standard, as driven by the Department
for Education. Gilberts of Blackpool says the
Department for Education’s proposition is a new document incorporating the
BB93 principles both clarifying specific issues and updating the known issues. In-print magazine • Digital magazine
Gilberts’ Senior Technical Manager Roy Jones said: “The overall objective of the Newsletter • Daily digests
performance standards is to ensure that the design and construction of school
buildings provide acoustic conditions that enable effective teaching and learning.”
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The exhibition, conference, dinner and awards has developed Central
into the foremost event of its kind and 2014 promises to give
visitors and delegates a whole host of ideas to take home with When:
them. The theme of this year’s programme is ‘quality in the
patient environment’ and the conference has been framed
7-8 October
around four key aspects: Energy, Estates & Facilities, Planning
Design & Construction and Engineering, with a range of sub-
jects being delivered by respected and knowledgeable experts.
It promises to be a fascinating two days for visitors with so many
changes impacting on all areas of healthcare.
Energy features heavily at Healthcare Estates with a
dedicated stream on both days in the main conference and a
theatre providing complementary content on the exhibition
floor. Against a world backdrop of increased concerns about and facilities services.
energy security, price fluctuations and, of course, the need to There is also a new area, the Construction Industry Council
address climate change; the organisers are working closely with & BIM Area, featuring workshops, software demonstrations,
the Carbon Energy Fund (CEF), BRE and key speakers to networking events, case studies, and BIM specific sessions. Look out for
address the issue. Peter Sellars will be delivering an opening Companies involved include ADP Architects and Architects
address on ‘How can Estates and Facilities Contribute towards for Health.
a sustainable NHS – assuring compliance whilst managing The three dedicated theatres on the exhibition floor at
emerging priorities and improving efficiency’. Healthcare Estates provide complementary presentations to vis-
Planning, Design & Construction is proving to be one of the itors, which were described last year by an NHS estates manager
Vistamatic® Ltd is a
most popular streams in the conference and this year sees a host as “compelling stuff ”. leading brand in privacy
of areas covered including an update on the ‘New procurement The exhibition provides visitors with an opportunity to find vision panels offering a
regulations, new collaborative opportunities and how design teams out about the latest changes and implications for you and your wide range of triple-glazed
viewing panels suitable for
and NHS clients can work together’ which includes real examples teams. For estates and facilities departments, architects, all healthcare. The
of smarter ways to procure services. consulting engineers, construction companies, suppliers and Vistamatic anti-ligature
The organisers have also announced that David Whiteley, others directly involved in managing estates and facilities, the vision panel is designed in
accordance with the
chief engineer and programme lead for the Department of exhibition features and conference are critical to helping you Department of Health
Health will present the new version of the NHS Premises run your organisation. guidelines offering a com-
Assurance Model (PAM). David hopes to bring along some Tickets for the exhibition are widely available and are free to bination of high integrity
glazing, featuring the
NHS users to present their experience of using PAM, a visitors, with the organisers working closely with Virgin Trains VistaGlide™ IAS (Impact
management tool that provides NHS organisations with a to offer a discount on travel to visitors and delegates, keeping Absorption System.
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The RCI Show 2014 –

it’s for you
RCI Show Director Tony Brown explains what visitors can expect
at the key show for the roofing, cladding and insulation sector

ver the last 12 months since the RCI Show was
launched, organisers have worked tirelessly to pull
Where: together an exhibition that the roofing, cladding and
Rioch Arena, insulation sector can be proud of. Key to this was securing as
Coventry broad a range of exhibitors as possible to ensure the right mix
of products and materials are on show for visitors, and they feel
When: they have more than achieved this with over 120 exhibitors
having already signed up, plus being able to secure representa-
29 October, tion from the key associations in the market, including the
10am - 5pm NFRC, SPRA, LSA, LCA, IOR and the LRWA. Support from
30 October, leading construction material supplier SIG and official show
sponsor KNAUF Insulation have also been instrumental in
10am - 4pm helping establish the RCI Show in the market.
In fact, with two months to go until the October show date,
there are less than 10 stands available, so the show will be a sell-
out. This is a huge credit to the industry and manufacturers in
particular who have whole-heartedly got behind this exhibition
and backed what the organisers believe will be a successful show
for many years to come and finally give the sector the exhibition
it deserves.
But as we all know exhibitions aren’t built on exhibitors
alone these days, and the RCI Show has pulled together varied
and informative content for visitors to the show. Speakers have
been secured from organisations including the Zero Carbon
Hub, DECC, CITB, UKGBC, Prof Rudi Klein SEGC and
Balfour Beatty to name just a few. Visitors will also be able to
hear from green roof expert and regular TV contributor Dusty come, unlike other shows that have come and gone. But organ-
Gedge, roofing consultant and RCI technical note author Keith isers are well aware that as we are seeing growth return to
Roberts and BIM expert Gillian Smith of BIM Store. construction, time is precious. With this in mind they have
For those who want to be more hands-on and get up close worked hard to ensure that the RCI Show will focus solely on
and personal with products and materials, SIG will be present- this particular market and deliver on the issues that matter. No
ing a number of its key offerings and discussing issues and stone has been left unturned in terms of attracting the right
solutions in the SIG Live amphitheatre. The NFRC will also people to exhibit, speak and present at the show as well as pro-
be hosting drop-in clinics where experts will be on-hand to moting the RCI Show far and wide. This will deliver results for
answer visitors’ questions and queries; plus there will be a large visitors and ensure a trip to the Ricoh Arena in October will be
demo area where a number of key companies will be showcasing a valuable experience.
the latest installation techniques, products and materials, and
questions and interaction from visitors will be encouraged.
Other key visitor benefits are the show-only offers, discounts To find out more about the RCI Show
and prize giveaways that will be available throughout the exhi-
bition. Visitors to the RCI Show will be able to locate these and to register for your free 2014
exclusive offers at the back of the official RCI Show guide, tickets, visit:
which they will receive on entry to the exhibition.
The plan is for the RCI Show to serve the industry and
deliver results for both exhibitors and visitors for many years to

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Safety in the sky Even better coverage

Crossgrip walkway matting, manufactured by Firestone Building Products are pleased to announce the
Plastic Extruders Ltd has been installed on the roof appointment of Tim Wood as Area Sales Manager, covering
of a large Tesco Extra store in Essex. Crossgrip safety London and the south of England. Tim will be responsible
matting is an ideal solution for this type of for developing new and existing business through liaison with
application as many services are located on the roof. Firestone’s network of Authorised and Licensed Contractors,
This means that defined walkways are necessary so Specifiers and Architects. Tim is bringing a wealth of tech-
that service engineers have safe access to maintain and repair at any time. Not nical expertise and roofing knowledge having worked in the
only does the matting provide a permanent safe walkway which is highly durable industry for 24 years and has held various positions including
and slip resistant (R10 rating under DIN 51130) but it also protects the roof Technical Specification Manager and Business Development
membrane from damage. Another benefit is that Crossgrip is loose laid and has Manager. He said: “I am delighted to be joining Firestone Building Products and
a warranty to remain stable in winds of up to 60mph (96km/h). Two versions of to have the opportunity to work with such a progressive thinking company”.
the matting are available in 10m rolls and various widths. enq.161 enq.162
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Jet Cox at the 2014 RCI show NFRC supporting roofing show
Jet Cox Ltd will be exhibiting at the RCI show in the The roofing trade association for all roofing
RICOH Arena in Coventry on 29 and 30 October 2014 on disciplines, the National Federation of
stand G10. The company has been manufacturing roof lights Roofing Contractors (NFRC), is proud to be
since 1954 and will show a range of these on its stand includ- supporting the RCi Show taking place 29-30
ing the Coxdome Trade Range, Circular, Pyramid, the 2000 October at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Range, Glass roof lights, Pyramid, Trapezoid and many NFRC will be there alongside key industry
more. All Jet Cox products are quality tested to the highest partners such as LRWA, SPRA, IoR and of course, the association’s Competent
standards. With professional accreditations and ISO9001 - Person Scheme, CompetentRoofer. They will all be on hand to provide technical
2008, all aspects of its manufacturing and operational process insights on a range of topics such as BS 5534, debating the issue of Torch-on and
is stringently audited to ensure that the processes maintain consistency and the poor solar installations in the Technical Centre. For more information, visit the
production constantly meets the requirements of its customers. RCi Show’s website.
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Visual concrete:
aesthetics and good practice
‘It looks good and it does good’ is a simple explanation for why both designers
and clients are increasingly turning to exposed concrete for its visual aesthetic and
performance benefits reports Elaine Toogood, architect at The Concrete Centre

nce they remained hidden, but concrete walls, ceil-
ings and columns are now being left exposed as
designers rediscover the visual impact of concrete,
and clients appreciate the unrivalled energy-saving potential of
its thermal mass. For designers the excitement is in turning a
building’s structural elements into an artistic statement that, in
addition to being a visual backdrop, plays a central role in a
building’s performance. For clients, the appeal is not only excit-
ing architecture but also cost and carbon savings.
Exposed visual concrete comes in many guises. It takes the ‘It takes the
shape and relief of whatever surface it is cast against, offering
the potential to create elegant straight lines or complex geo-
shape and relief
metries, while the addition of different coloured pigments of whatever
or aggregates can add a whole new aesthetic dimension. In surface it is cast
conjunction with profiled form-liners or surface finishing against, offering
techniques, patterns, texture and even photographic images are
possible, creating interesting and durable surfaces that can last
the potential to
the lifetime of a building with little need of maintenance. create elegant
However, to be successful the specification of visual concrete, straight lines
and ultimately its construction, requires detailed consideration. or complex
The desired finish will be a significant factor in determining
the type of facing formwork required, but also potentially Exposed visual concrete provides a robust, low maintenance geometries’
whether the concrete is best cast in situ or off-site. finish and thermal mass; achieving savings in capital spending
The mix for cast in situ concrete has usually been specified in construction and maintenance for clients and reduced
by the structural engineer based on strength and durability operation costs for tenants. Exposed concrete also reduces the
requirements, and increasingly sustainability considerations. building’s lifetime CO2 impact and provides a safe, healthy
For visual concrete the mix should also be designed to aid and inorganic internal and external finish. As the operational
placing and compaction, with sufficient cement content to CO2 during a building’s life can be far higher than that used for
achieve a quality surface finish. To establish the desired results its material production and construction, the use of exposed
when designing exposed precast panels, close collaboration visual concrete can dramatically reduce a building’s environ-
with manufacturer and design team is essential. The location mental footprint.
of the project can influence visual appearance as the con- Visual concrete provides a winning combination; it marries
stituents of concrete are locally sourced and vary depending aesthetic aspiration with prosaic practicality. Designers are
on the local geology. offered the opportunity to make an exciting visual statement
To aid designers in achieving visual concrete, The Concrete that earns its keep with a wide range of performance benefits.
Centre in partnership with The Building Centre, is providing
a free inspirational seminar on self-build architecture. The event Relevant information:
is free to attend, but registration prior to the event is required • Concrete Elegance: Home Brew – focus on self-build
at The latest edition of architecture:
Concrete Quarterly will be available for all attendees, which • How to achieve Visual Concrete:
features the beauty and versatility of concrete in the Glasgow
School of Art, East Ham Civic Centre and Stirling Prize 2014 • Thermal mass explained:
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Apartments bring Integritank to Scotland Seal of approval

An award-winning residential development in Delta Membrane Systems’ MS20, MS500 and Gas Barrier
Aberdeen is the latest project in Scotland to utilise System overcome the inconvenience of damp, and also
Stirling Lloyd’s Integritank waterproofing mem- counter the potentially deadly effects of gas. Independent
brane and Sentinel Saba Expansion Joint. Some examination carried out by VINCI Technology Centre
900m² of Integritank has been used to protect the UK has confirmed that these three products plus seals
podium deck above the development’s underground from the Delta Membrane Systems range, have passed
car park and to waterproof balconies on the luxury two- and three-bedroom stringent tests to ensure their complete sealing capabilities against a variety of
apartments at Oakhill Grange. The Sentinel Saba Joint, which can accommodate gases, namely Radon, CO2, and Methane. In the latest tests, all of them have been
movement in three planes, was used on the cast-in concrete deck. This latest appli- proven to be an effective barrier against gases, even with overlaps, bringing peace
cation, carried out for Dandara Group, again highlighted the robust and rapid of mind to those who specify the products, and those that will be relying on them
cure benefits of Stirling Lloyd’s Integritank for podium deck protection. on a day‐to‐day basis. Delta prides itself on the support it gives to customers by
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TT Admix specified for major new build construction

Triton has supplied TT Admix, its BBA certified concrete waterproofing system, for a prestigious new build project in West
London. The construction comprises a watertight concrete base slab with welded sheet piled walls and a watertight concrete
capping beam to provide a Type B integral waterproofing solution to BS8102:2009. On top of the slab is a steel framed
structure. TT Admix was specified following discussions between Triton and main contractors, Harringtons Builders Plc,
who were impressed by Triton’s site inspection regime and the company’s ability to cover all aspects of waterproofing. 800
4.1kg bags of TT Admix were supplied, around 120 of which were for the capping beam. The concrete was supplied by Quattro
Readymix at a dose of one 4.1kg bag of TT Admix per m3 of concrete. All the construction joints for the watertight concrete
slab pours were waterproofed using Triton’s standard detail with Triton TT Waterstop held in place with Triton TT Swellseal
Mastic. The construction joint between the watertight concrete slab and the sheet piled wall was waterproofed in the same
way. Triton produced a number of non-standard drawings for this project to fit the customer’s design to show the waterproofing
recommendations, including proposals for the sheet piled wall intersection and for the capping beam.
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Tate Solutions provide safe access

to retirement home
ith 32 apartments and several cot- with compliance to BS7036 and BSEN16005 a
tages and bungalows in its complex, pivot safe anti-finger trap system was used, which
when pedestrian access became a ensures continual safe and virtually maintenance-
serious problem at Beech Court Retirement free operation.
Home in Solihull, Warwickshire, the residents A key switch at a safe working high of
and their facilities committee called in access 1,500mm was fitted to enable the facilities team
control experts Tate Solutions to resolve the unre- to turn the units on and off or put the automatic
liable and hazardous condition of their main units into the hold open position, thus allowing
entrance doors. the residents to move large, bulky equipment or
Once the Tate engineers had carried out a risk furniture through the doors safely.
and hazard assessment of the doors, the levels of The whole installation was completed in one
pedestrian traffic and the environment around fitted with on-door safety devices to stop the day causing a minimum amount of disturbance
the entrance area, the recommendation by Tate doors closing and opening on users who may be to staff and residents.
was to supply and install automatic doors that in the way of the opening/closing cycle of Since the installation was completed the posi-
fully complied with BS7036 and BSEN16005. the doors. tive feedback both from the retirement home
The final specification included Tate EMD As the doors were centre hung and the gap management and its residents is one of complete
operators, because of their ability to be pro- between the frame and doors was approximately satisfaction, with one resident stating: “It’s the
grammed for any situation, their durability and 50mm, which would cause a problem with first time in three years that I have been able to
longevity. Activation was via motion radars fitted finger/hand entrapment. Safety and injury pre- use the main entrance doors without assistance,
with external weather shrouds. Both doors were vention is paramount, therefore in order to assist from either carers or staff. enq.175

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Fixers gain with time-saving adhesive

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its major advantages over other adhesives. Radically
improved performance means that fixers will save
time and money whenever they use it. The new wall
and floor adhesive is a true rapid-set, allowing fast
grouting, but gives significant time savings compared
with other products. Alex Underwood, BAL head of
marketing, said: “We are proud that BAL continues
to lead the market with our innovations. BAL
Rapidset Flexible Fibre is another step-forward in technology for our customers
and at no extra cost; our customers are effectively being offered a free upgrade.” Are you looking for more
01782 591100 enq.176 than low U-values and high quality?
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The Imperial War Museum, London, has under- We manufacture an extensive range of superior styles with flexibil-
gone a £40 million transformation and reopened ity and designed security (certified at the highest domestic level
with impressive exhibition areas including the EN 1627 available).
ground-breaking First World War galleries. With over 60 years of experience in manufacturing doors and
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greenteQ Monkey Tail Handle from VBH Victorian arcade returned to former glory
Hardware supplier VBH has added monkey A Victorian arcade has been returned to its former
tail espag handles and dummy casement grandeur after a major restoration using expertise from
stays to its greenteQ range. greenteQ’s fully period window specialist, Ventrolla. The Grade II listed
key lockable Monkey Tail has been Arcade Chambers in Keighley, West Yorkshire, under-
designed as an espagnolette handle, rather went extensive repairs including the refurbishment of
than modified from an existing casement fastener and window manufacturers all 41 windows in its front facade. Ventrolla was called
and end-users receive a number of benefits as a result. To complement the handle, upon for its knowledge to retain the original sash windows. The windows were
there is also a non-handed greenteQ Monkey Tail Dummy Casement Stay. This renovated with the specialist’s patented Sash Removal System (SRS). The unique
is a purely decorative item that fits to the bottom of the opening sash to replicate Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) was then fitted to combat draughts
a casement stay and peg, completing the ‘traditional appearance’. Both the handle and reduce external noise. The sash cords were replaced, pulleys serviced and
and stay are finished in hard wearing Antique Black powder coat. sashes correctly balanced to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the windows.
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BBA exhibit signs up for Timber Expo GEZE Pod is the solution for Places For People
In a move that has taken the market by An unappealing entrance at The Pavilions in Preston
surprise, the British Board of Agrément has been transformed with the installation of a light,
(BBA) has signed up to exhibit at Timber spacious and draught proof curved lobby from
Expo 2014. Held at the NEC on the 7th GEZE UK. GEZE’s Slimdrive SC curved sliding
and 8th of October, Timber Expo is the automatic doors were specified to create a stunning
one of the most important events on the focal point and welcoming entrance in the extended reception at the Places For
UK construction calendar dedicated People Group’s headquarters. The spherical shaped lobby is designed to maximise
exclusively to timber. The BBA currently undertakes a significant range of testing space and light and features two sets of automatic bi-parting curved sliding glass
and certification services on behalf of the timber industry and welcomes this doors. One of the primary aims of the project was environmental control; a key
opportunity to showcase its offer at this prestigious event. The company has a benefit of a lobby is that it maintains air temperature providing a comfortable
prime location right at the front of the hall on stand B20. environment for staff while meeting the highest efficiency standards.
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Tanners Wharf, Bishop Stortford

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems,
a total solution for architectural glazing with its approved fabricator PAGE Group
Peterborough Ltd, completed a prestigious
new build waterside residential development,
Q Apartments, at Tanners Wharf, Bishop
Stortford. Comar 5P.i open-out and tilt &
turn windows, with Comar 7P.i rebated doors were selected for the apartments
with Comar 7P.i AFT Commercial Doors for the main entrances. For safety, the
Comar 7P.i AFT Commercial Doors were fitted with Anti-Finger Trap stiles
which were hung directly from the Comar 6 curtain walling. For the sleek modern
façade, Comar 6 stick build/step cut curtain walling was specified.
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GLASSOLUTIONS meets glazing spec

High performance glazing from GLASSOLUTIONS
features in London’s new £100 million London
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New anti-slip system for pitched green roofs

Optigreen has developed a new and cost
effective anti-slip system for pitched green
roofs. The Optigreen Type P system uses
its new FKD 58 SD board and is suitable
for sloped roofs between 15 and 35 degrees
pitch. The specially designed drainage and
water storage board is manufactured from
pressure-resistant EPS. It possesses high
water storage capacity, provides uniform water distribution and has good drainage
capacity. The board is applied directly to the Optigreen protection and water
storage mat type RMS 500 with the unique surface pattern of the board providing
the anti-slip provision for the substrate layer. enq.186 ASP pedestals
for paving slabs
Roofing future-proofs landmark building Create suspended paving slab systems on flat roof,
Effective partnership has enabled the Royal balconies, terraces and walkways.
Conservatoire of Scotland to future-proof its Rainwater drains between and beneath the slab,
new studio building – and do so quickly and preventing puddles and slip hazards. Twist the stems to
create a completely flat upper surface on decks built to falls.
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Designing for safety

Gary Bundy, technical director of Sto, considers the impact of the ever-present
threat of terrorist attack on the use of glass in the design of public spaces

t is hardly a secret that the UK is facing an ongoing threat
of terrorist attacks: the attacks on London’s transport infra- ‘The popularity
structure in 2005 and the subsequent abortive car bomb
attack on Glasgow Airport in 2007 provided chilling evidence
of glass as a
of the tactics likely to be employed by groups wishing to cause facade material
maximum impact. has required
While UK security services focus on minimising risk as product
far as possible, it is also recognised that the people who design
the environment in which we live and work need also to
make a contribution to alleviate, as far as possible, the impact to develop
of any attack. solutions that
The UK government recognised this as long ago as allow such
1996 when it published its Aviation Security in Airport systems to comply with current safety standards.
Development (ASIAD) document, focusing on how the design In relation to bomb blasts, there are three separate design systems to
of airport buildings can contribute to reducing the damage issues: the type of glass and its behaviour under blast conditions; comply with
and injury caused by terrorist attacks. the stability of the attachment of the glass to its fixings and the current safety
Today, major developments to the UK transport system are security of the mechanism used to fix the whole facade system standards’
taking place within the rail network, with the high-speed rail to the building fabric.
link currently being planned and the Crossrail project under The relevant standard here is ISO 16933:2007 – Glass in
construction in and around London. Building – Explosion-resistant security glazing. This is a pro-
The challenge for designers of these key public spaces is cedure for determining the air-blast resistance of glazing,
how to combine the need to provide a safe environment with remembering that the majority of injuries are caused by glass
the ambition to design welcoming and visually interesting fragments that are pulled away in the negative blast force that
public spaces. follows an explosion. The standard blasts in the test simulate
This challenge is encapsulated in the debate over the use of both vehicle bombs and smaller satchel bombs.
glass in key transport hubs. The major threat being considered Until recently there have been very few glazing systems able
is that of an improvised explosive device (IED). These range to meet the more stringent levels of this demanding standard,
from small devices that can be carried in a rucksack or holdall meaning that designers have been limited in their ability to
to car bombs. specify glass systems in transport hubs. However, this situation
The physical effect of a blast is described in detail in the is changing.
government’s 2012 Security in Design of Stations (SIDOS) The UK is the location for one of the world’s leading facilities
Guide, which brought together the expertise of the Centre for for testing the effects of blast and high explosives at Spadeadam
the Protection of National Infrastructure, Department of in Cumbria and leading rainscreen cladding systems have
Transport and the British Transport Police. undergone testing. The idea of the test is to simulate a 100kg
The detonation of an IED causes an instantaneous release explosive – essentially a car bomb – at 15m range. The system
of energy, creating a blast wave and heat. The effects of the is considered effective if no large glass fragments are released by
blast wave can be felt as positive pressure, which carries destruc- the blast to cause injury.
tive power out from the seat of the explosion, followed by This is often achieved by a construction that comprises 6mm
negative pressure. of toughened glass bonded to a carrier board, giving a panel that
The blast wave itself can cause death and injury, but it is the is 30mm thick. This composite panel is then fixed to the build-
secondary fragmentation from the structure of the building ing structure with a stainless steel/aluminium support system.
itself that should also be a focus for building designers. Building If a decorative glass facade system is able to satisfactorily
collapse and glazing fragments are the main cause of trauma cope with the ISO 16933 tests then it should be considered
injuries in attacks involving explosive devices. appropriate for use in public areas considered at risk of attack.
Most discussion on the use of glass in buildings has focussed This allows designers to access the myriad of colours and effects
on its use in windows, doors and shopfronts. However, more possible with fully glazed facade structures: ensuring that, in
recently, the popularity of glass as a facade material has required this area at least, creative design does not have to be compro-
product manufacturers to develop solutions that allow such mised in order to provide a safe environment.

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BENETEAU’s facade: HI-MACS® become art

Cladding Mesh and Insect Mesh Located in Givrand, BENETEAU’s headquarters
has an original facade designed using HI-MACS’ –
by LG Hausys – new generation acrylic stone.
With thermoformable, multipurpose, ultra-resis-
tant and non-porous properties, HI-MACS
proved to be the perfect material for the project.
HI-MACS was also chosen because it helps regulate the facade – which is exposed
to large amounts of sunlight – and reduce high levels of energy due to radiation
thanks to its perforated material. Its random mesh-like design, from Frédéric
Périot, of PAD, represents BENETEAU’s logo. HI-MACS is the first solid surface
on the market to have been granted European Technical Approval.
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• Sizes from 50mm wide x 45m long

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• Stop insects entering air space behind cladding
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• Allows natural ventilation
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• Mesh for screening by the metre or roll
West, Aberdeen for North Sea operating
company, GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd. The
building’s contemporary exterior is enhanced by
Metal Technology’s System 17 Capped Curtain
01454 238288 Walling. Used to construct visually impressive all glass facades with feature caps, the system offers the designer a wide and diverse range of profiles that provide
structural integrity, weather performance and thermal enhancement. The system delivers a project u-value maximum of 1.3W/m2K. Metal Technology System 5-
20DHi+ Thermal doors were installed to complement the curtain walling facade.
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Steni UK cladding panels now available for BIM Knauf Warm Wall systems enhance buildings
Products from specialist cladding panel An increasing number of designers are
manufacturer Steni UK are now available responding to the ability to maximise floor
for BIM. Downloadable in multiple BIM space, reduce CO2 emissions, provide excep-
formats including AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, tional thermal performance and aesthetic
Revit and Sketchup, Steni’s glass fibre appeal by specifying Knauf ’s Warm Wall
reinforced composite panels for exterior and interior facade applications are now external wall insulation systems. The diversity of applications, from commercial,
available through which has notched up 500,000 free healthcare and education buildings to energy-efficient new home designs,
downloads. The Steni portfolio includes the company’s Colour panels with a is matched by the breadth of the company’s product offering, with different
smooth surface of 100 per cent acrylic that is electron beam cured without the systems to match key specification criteria. Warm Wall systems can be applied to
use of solvents, Nature panels with a surface of aggregated natural stones from virtually any substrate and to timber or steel-framed structures. They are complete
Europe, and Imago panels with a surface of ceramic-coloured fine natural stone. insulating facade systems and include a wide range of associated components.
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news bytes Levolux booms in Earls Court

Visit the website Lillie Square, one of London’s largest residential
and enter the reference number for more information
developments currently in progress, is being showcased
in an exciting new marketing suite, which is wrapped in
Berry Systems cladding for new New website developed for a custom screening solution by Levolux. Upper level
Southwater car park... SWA – to optimise results for openings have been blacked-out to create a controlled
Ref: 93507 members and spread the word of environment for presenting to prospective tenants. In
steel windows... total Levolux designed, manufactured and installed 140
FAKRO roof windows and solar Ref: 19208 perforated aluminium panels, arranged vertically across the first, second and third
panels for architect’s self-build... floor levels. Each panel is individually engineered so that when all panels are in
Ref: 94817 Renewed focus for ESG in its place they create an image of Lily flowers that extends across and around
attentions towards Solarchromic the building. This eye-catching aesthetic, which is even more striking when
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Acoustic ventilation solutions

As a specialist in natural ventilation RENSON® provides window vents that Sureclad® is awarded BBA certification
ventilate buildings and meet the acoustic requirements. RENSON Fabrications For the first time, architects wanting to use some of the largest ceramic granite
in Maidstone provides these solutions to the UK construction market. The panels available in their ventilated facade cladding projects can now specify an
Invisivent®EVO HR provides the ideal solution for wind-impacted applications off-site prefabricated system, designed and manufactured in the UK, that also
such as high-rise buildings (up to 1,200 Pa) and apartment buildings on the coast. offers the reassurance of British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification.
It contains acoustic material, that muffles external noises as much as possible (e.g. Shackerley, a leading manufacturer and prefabricator of ceramic granite ventilated
wind, seagulls, traffic), which increases user comfort. The presence of various cladding, is in the unique position of having attained BBA certification for its
types of sound-damping foam in the interior profile provides three possible levels Sureclad Access and Hang On systems that specifically covers the use of larger
of sound insulation (Basic, High or Ultra). RENSON Sonovent® is a thermally format ceramic granite facade panel formats measuring up to 1,200mm x
broken acoustic vent which can be installed on glass which has a thickness of 1,200mm. The Lancashire manufacturer’s patented systems have been assessed
either 20, 24, 28 or 32 mm or at transom. This acoustic vent offers a maximum by the BBA not only for compliance with current Building Regulations but also
airflow of 26.7 l/m/s at 2 Pa. Equipped with non-combustible mineral wool as for meeting all the more demanding guidelines set out by the Centre for Window
noise-damping material, it provides an excellent sound attenuation figure while and Cladding Technology. Shackerley Chief Executive Brian Newell commented:
in open position: up to 56 dB. “We’ve invested heavily in our own bespoke and highly specialised engineering
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High efficiency small circulating pumps Pressurisation and automatic dosing unit
Wilo is celebrating the sale of 28 Arrow Valves has launched an innovative automatic pres-
million small circulators in the past surisation and dosing unit. The Dose & Fill maintains the
10 years – which adds up to an inhibitor level in a heating system after any make-up by
impressive amount of energy saved injecting inhibitor according to the concentration set via the
and a lot of smaller electricity bills LCD digital display. Maintaining the system water quality
for homeowners. Here in the UK, protects against blockages and perforations of aluminium
the family of Wilo small circulators heat exchangers and steel panel radiators, helping validate
continues to grow as architects and the manufacturers’ warranties. A clean, sludge-free system
specifiers look to Wilo to provide also improves energy efficiency, reducing heating costs. Comprehensive BMS
help in energy and emissions reduction activity. Look at the evidence on the controls report faults prior to heating system shut down and excess water usage –
company’s website or call for more information. ideal for buildings dependent on reliable heating such as schools.
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The Morsø S10 has a stylish and minimalist design and is part of Morsø’s range
of steel stoves with a focus on modern expression. The front of the stove is
dominated by the beautiful, large glass door, which ensures maximum enjoyment
of the fire and also gives the stove a modern, exclusive exterior. The S10 is approved
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Wood burning stoves –

a heat source of the future
Experts at the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) explain why wood burning stoves
should be considered for their economical benefits as well as aesthetic appeal

ood burning stoves are increasingly the heating
system of choice for many homeowners in both
new and existing houses. Stoves have traditionally
been seen as a lifestyle choice, but homeowners now also see
them as environmentally friendly and economical.
Wood is one of the most environmentally friendly fuels avail-
able. It is a renewable energy and virtually carbon neutral. The
natural cycle of planting and harvesting trees has created a sus-
tainable process that will provide carbon neutral fuel into the
future. CO2 is taken out of the atmosphere by growing trees at
the same time as it is released by the combustion of the previous
harvest. To reflect this closed loop CO2 cycle, the carbon factor
for wood logs in SAP is only 0.008kg of carbon per kWh com-
pared with 0.198kg for gas, 0.274kg for oil and 0.517kg
for electricity.
Interestingly the amount of carbon released by burning a
log is less than the carbon that would be released if it were left
to decompose on the forest floor. What’s more Defra has
exempted clean burning stoves for use in smoke control areas.
Most urban areas in the UK are in smoke control areas. This
means that a Defra exempt stove can be used in an urban house
and not affect air quality.
Most often wood burning stoves are used to heat a room
when the central heating is not in use but they can also be used
for water heating and to run the central heating system, further
reducing the home’s carbon footprint.
A stove with an integral boiler can be used to entirely run the
central heating and hot water or used in combination with
another primary heating system. According to SAP, linking a
wood burning stove with a gas condensing boiler, an oil burner
or a heat pump to share the heating of the house will reduce the for heating 20 per cent of the house and 23-24 per cent when
carbon output by 11-12 per cent when the stove is responsible the stove heats 40 per cent of the house.
Using an efficient wood burning stove on its own for water
and space heating can reduce the house’s carbon footprint
by more than 80 per cent compared with gas, oil, LPG or
heat pumps.
To enjoy the maximum environmental benefits of burning
wood it is important to use wood that has been properly dried.
Kiln dried and naturally seasoned (pre-dried) wood are becom-
ing readily available. Freshly cut wood should either be left to
dry for at least one and preferably two seasons before being used
or alternatively the wood purchased should be kiln dried or
seasoned. This is because freshly harvested wood contains a nat-
urally high amount of water, between 65-90 per cent depending
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Ideal for
Biomass New website aids specification
Thermal Integration, whose products are marketed and distributed by Specflue,
has unveiled a new website. brings together and shares
Thermal Integration’s 20 years’ experience in the continual development and
improvement of its product range. The website offers a number of free, customer-
friendly online tools which aim to help specifiers and installers working in the
renewable heating market. Within the products section, ‘Product Selector’ uses
a filtering tool to identify the most appropriate appliances to meet heating and
hot water demands. In addition, the technical area of the site houses both a
‘Design Tool’, which enables sizing of cylinders and expansion vessels as well as
providing calculators to work out heat loss and water loads, and ‘System Designer’,
which can provide estimates of potential RHI payments and help in the
preparation of quotations and system designs. Thermal Integration is a recognised
industry expert in the design and manufacture of pre-plumbed hot water and
central heating cylinders, thermal stores and heat interface units to suit almost
any domestic or commercial application. For more information, visit the website.
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‘Most often wood burning stoves are used

to heat a room when the central heating
is not in use but they can also be used for
water heating and to run the central
heating system’

on the species. Burning water is not a good idea. Kiln dried and
seasoned wood have an average moisture content of below 25
per cent and consequently produce 4.5 kW/h per kg, compared
to wet/freshly-cut wood and semi-dried logs, which produce
1.0 kW/h per kg and 3.0 kW/h per kg respectively.
DEFRA exempt wood burning stoves satisfy the air quality
requirement for smoke control areas in the UK. This means
that people living in urban areas can also enjoy the lifestyle and
environmental benefits of wood burning stoves.
As you can see there are many good reasons for choosing
wood burning stoves as the heat source of the future. Renewable
heat avoids the emissions of heat energy from fossil fuels. When
burned, high-quality wood emits less CO2 than it does
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Introducing the new energiSava

250 from EnviroVent
s we aim for a zero carbon future, energy energy efficient appliance will fail to perform if it
efficiency is top of the list when it comes has been poorly fitted.
to new build projects. Thanks to triple EnviroVent’s latest innovation, the energiSava
glazing, draught proofing, cavity, loft and wall 250, has been developed as an easy, one man
insulation, new homes are built to be as airtight installation process, ideal for smaller houses
as possible. As a result of this, installing a good and apartments where space is
ventilation system is crucial, not just for the health limited. With right or left hand side
of the occupants but to safeguard the property reversibility and vertical or horizon-
from condensation and mould. tal mounting options, this powerful
Heat recovery systems are seen as an energy little unit can be installed on the
efficient alternative compared to other traditional ceiling, wall or floor. The energiSava
methods of ventilation. What’s more, heat recov- 250 can even fit within the space of EC motor and is Energy Savings
ery technology has come a long way over the last a standard kitchen cupboard. In Trust Best Practice performance
decade; today MVHR systems have sophisticated addition to this, another intelligent feature is the compliant. To ensure that on warmer days cooler
features and are seen by many as an extremely easy push button commissioning pad which air is delivered into the property, an automatic
practical way to ventilate a home and save energy. enables the fitter to correctly set the required and integral summer bypass version is available.
Good installation is the key to good performance. airflow rate quickly and effectively. Manufactured in the UK, the unit is part of
It is of paramount importance that heat recovery Achieving up to 91 per cent thermal efficiency, EnviroVent’s award winning Lifetime Range® and
systems are installed correctly as even the most the energiSava 250 is powered by a low energy comes with a five-year warranty.

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Glance offers a fascinating vision of firelight New 11.2kW model joins Ecodan line up
Launched in Europe at February’s Verona exhibition, the Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new 11.2kW Ecodan
Hergom Glance woodburner from Eurostove proved to air source heat pump to join the existing three monobloc
be a head-turner and showstopper in every sense. The models. The line-up for the self-contained outdoor units
innovative design introduces front and side ceramic glass now boasts a 5kW, 8.5kW, 11.2kW and 14kW to make
vision panels with a modernistic ‘skyscraper’ style top Ecodan suitable for almost any situation. The new PUHZ-
and side surround bars. The front of the unit – which W112VHA model is a single phase, MCS-certified
can be free standing or wall mounted – has a flush glass finish with a discreet 11.2kW capacity unit that shares the ability to cascade up
stainless steel handle. The excellent approximate 80 per cent efficiency perform- to six units of the same output, allowing Ecodan systems to
ance is through a cast iron double structure and vermiculite-lined firebox. Other offer a capacity range from 5 through to 84kW. With low maintenance and quiet
features include a single lever primary air control, secondary combustion system, running as recognised by the Noise Abatement Society, the unit operates with
outside air inlet and top or rear flue exit. The Glance has a removable ash pan. outside temperatures as low as -20°C and also offers a bivalent function.
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The world’s first high definition stove is launched

Charlton & Jenrick Ltd has now added a complete new range of high specification multi fuel stoves to its stove portfolio.
Known as the Purevision™ HD range, it comprises six models, three freestanding and three inset with stand and log store
options available for the freestanding versions and three or four sided trims for the insets. The models are sized as 5kW standard,
5kW wide and 8.5kW nominal output and contain technologically advanced patent pending design features.

Emissions meet EU leading DIN+ levels and already achieve current emission and efficiency proposals for 2022 European
Eco-Design standards, which are far tougher than current mandatory norms. DEFRA exemption for wood-burning in a
smokeless zone was a formality, with test results up to 97 per cent below permitted levels of visible smoke. These highly efficient
stoves produce a clean burning high definition flame that has to be seen to be believed.

Experience real living flames in high definition with Purevision HD.

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The (not so) humble domestic circulator Sentinel launch fail-safe water treatment system
Today we would not walk into a shop and look at the To help installers and specifiers get the water treat-
identical piece of electrical equipment we had bought ment process right every time, Sentinel has launched
some years previously, aware that we could buy a a simple yet comprehensive best practice solution.
better product. But is the same true of fundamental The ‘Sentinel System’ promotes a three-step water
energy using products that are found in every house treatment process of ‘clean, protect, maintain’
and building, such as the humble domestic circulator? Grundfos is aware that designed to ensure lifetime protection of heating and
installers will look for an identical pump when it comes to replacement. However, hot water systems. Every product across the range has been placed into a clean,
today there are modern energy efficient domestic circulator options available from protect, or maintain category, (according to its overall function within the water
Grundfos: the UPS2, an efficient replacement for the Grundfos UPS 15-50/60 treatment process) and each category is represented by a distinct and easily recog-
circulator pumps; the Grundfos ALPHA2L, designed for circulating water in nisable symbol. The upshot is an all-encompassing solution that helps installers
domestic heating systems; and the most advanced, the ALPHA2 circulator. and specifiers to simplify the water treatment process so they can improve it.
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Encasement goes underground with refurbished Petit Pret store at King’s Cross station
To comply with London Underground fire and safety regulations, the refurbishment of Pret a Manger’s Petit Pret store at
King’s Cross station called for the use of non-combustible interior wall linings, which were supplied and installed by
Encasement from its Vecta range.
The project was part of Network Rail and London Underground’s ongoing process of improving station facilities for
passengers throughout the rail network, while ensuring safety standards are maintained at the highest level. The Vecta wall
lining range is designed to provide decorative, durable and versatile solutions for interior applications, such as retail and
commercial projects where style and practicality are key considerations, while achieving a Class O spread of flame was also a
key factor at King’s Cross.
Within the Petit Pret store, Vecta aluminium panels were used to fully line the shop interior from floor to ceiling, which
also included the installation of the system’s fixing rails, as well as edge and door trims together with a 100mm high mirror
polished aluminium skirting. To help keep the shop bright in its underground location, the Vecta panels were finished with a
white RAL 9010 PPC coating.

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Working alongside architects, surveyors, builders, plumbers, heating engineers
and DIY enthusiasts, Beaumont offer a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Vent-Axia shortlisted in Energy Awards

Innovative British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia
is delighted to announce that its Lo-Carbon EKF
Kitchen Box Fan has been shortlisted in the Energy
Efficient Product of the Year HVAC&R category at
the Energy Awards 2014. This prestigious event,
which recognises and rewards companies leading the
way in reducing carbon emissions, takes place on
2 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Vent-Axia’s cutting-edge Lo-Carbon EKF Kitchen Box Fan is an energy efficient
kitchen ventilation solution. Fully compliant for ERP2015, it also meets the new
Part L Building Regulation requirements for low Specific Fan Power (SFP).
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Concrete slabs for walls and floors

Framework is an inspiring range of cast-con-
crete wall and floor coverings that capture
the textures, detail, visual patterns and tonal
essence of authentic concrete, from Solus
Ceramics. Available in a subtle montage of
natural shades, Framework can also be
selected in a wide variety of surface finishes,
from the silky sleek to a pocked porous and
a rustically raw appearance. Framework possesses all of the performance strength
of high quality concrete and is durable, offers efficient insulation and is resistant HEIGHTS
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Safety flooring doesn’t mean boring

Sarah Igglesden, brand manager at flooring experts Tarkett UK, discusses the increasing
variety of safety floors and how you no longer have to choose between style and substance

ver the past few years safety flooring has undergone a comfortable underfoot feel for barefoot and shoe users.
something of an image change. Once considered dull So, you’ve decided to specify a safety floor but just what
and uninspiring, it has enjoyed its own ugly duck- do you need to consider?
ling-style transformation. As a minimum a good safety floor should come with a TRRL
There is now an increasing variety of safety floor designs and Pendulum test of >36(R10) slip rating, this has been shown to
styles, offering architects and designers a world of choice. But help prevent falls and nasty injuries.
how and why has this change taken place, and what are the The next thing to consider is design – both in terms of manu-
options now available to architects, designers and specifiers facture and aesthetics. With the growing demand for safety
when opting for a safety floor? floors, manufacturers have got progressively creative in order to
Safety flooring is essentially designed with textured particles design floors that provide more than just a single non-slip func-
to help prevent slips, trips and falls. These sorts of accidents can tion. There is an increasingly wide spectrum of colours and
‘There is an
cause nasty injuries and, with public safety always a priority, finishes available meaning specifiers and designers no longer increasingly wide
specifying appropriate floor coverings for particular environ- have to choose between practicality and appearance. spectrum of
ments is common sense. Today’s anti-slip flooring products are contributing to inte- colours and
More than 8,000 major injuries caused by slips, trips or falls rior design in a highly positive way – it’s safety flooring that
were reported to the Health and Safety Executive* last year and doesn’t look like safety flooring.
finishes available
in today’s litigation-conscious society not taking the appropri- This has had a further positive knock-on effect. Thanks to meaning
ate preventative steps can also prove costly. vibrant colour ranges, different finishes and textures, designers specifiers and
Tarkett recently carried out a survey of 1,000 people in the are including safety flooring in their schemes for aesthetic designers no
UK to discover if where they slipped over affected how likely reasons – with the safety features a huge added bonus.
they were to sue. Supermarkets came top with a third of respon- Patterned safety flooring is becoming ever more popular as
longer have to
dents saying they would take action against a large food retailer. are finishes that mimic natural designs such as wood, woven choose between
Other top 10 destinations included train stations, with 23 linen, ceramic and stone. These are particularly suited to public practicality and
per cent saying they would choose to sue while 23 per cent of areas where the ‘real thing’ could create a slip hazard. appearance’
people would also sue their place of work and 19 per cent a Some safety floor products come in a tile format. This Sarah Igglesden
hospital if they slipped on the premises. This presents a major makes for flexible, easy installation, particularly at height, with
challenge to facility designers. Get it wrong and it could add up little wastage.
to a bill that no-one wants. Further innovation has resulted in the development of
Specifying safety flooring is the obvious way to avoid this, acoustic safety flooring. This means installers do not need to
making sound sense in areas where slips and trips frequently put down a second sound-proof layer in noise-sensitive areas –
occur, such as changing rooms, lobbies and food preparation further reducing costs and wastage.
areas. And certain safety floors now offer both wet and dry slip- When discussing safety flooring it doesn’t take long for
resistance to give all-round protection, along with providing questions about cleaning and maintenance to be asked. These
have been addressed with improved structures that prevent
dirt retention and the introduction of polyurethane (PUR)
reinforced surfaces for improved stain resistance and easy
maintenance. This reduces ongoing costs for the customer, and
in the long-term means the flooring looks better for longer.
Environmental concerns can also be met by choosing the
right safety floor. Look out for how much of the floor is made
from recycled content and always check that it can be recycled.
It’s also worth checking to see if the floor is phthalate-free
and levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are low, a
lower level helps contribute to better interior air quality.
Flooring is a major investment choice for any development
with a lot to consider and safety flooring, with its range of
designs, easy installation, easy maintenance and long life, is an
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High quality hygiene solutions Gerflor takes large leaps with Tile Giant
OPHARDT hygiene has been developing, manufacturing and When Tile Giant needed a robust vinyl flooring solu-
selling dispensing systems and complete hygiene solutions for tion, they came to flooring specialist Gerflor. With
more than 50 years. The product range includes ‘classic’ soap a 2mm wear layer and 6mm thickness overall, the
dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins, as well as ultra smart GTI Max Decor can withstand constant
high-tech monitoring systems for the improvement of hand footfall, bear the heaviest static loads and easily cope
hygiene behaviour in clinics and hospitals. Since 1991, with forklift trucks around the clock. Available in five
SanTRAL® has been the high quality one-stop solution for stunning colours to give design flexibility, the loose lay interlocking tiles can be
durable washroom equipment. A host of smart design details laid directly and quickly over problem sub-floors or existing surfaces without
distinguish SanTRAL® from the competition: An ultra-strong housing, exchange- interrupting the business. GTI Max Decor is Wear Group standard T with slip
able pumps for liquid soap, foam and disinfectant, a vandalism secure trick lock resistance on the wet ramp test with oil to DIN51130, rated at R10 and is treated
and a durable Anti-Fingerprint-Coating (AFP) that sustainably eases cleaning. with scratch-resistant PUR+ for easy maintenance and is 100 per cent recyclable.
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Specify the right screed to solve substrate stress

The screed layer of a floor is integral to making sure that this aspect of the building looks and performs as intended, which
means that installing the right screed for the location is as essential as installing the right floor finish. Developers need to look
at several key considerations about the chosen screed and the application method before verifying if the specified solution
will meet the long-term needs of the site. Flowcrete UK has built up an extensive amount of experience supplying screed
solutions to some of the largest commercial and industrial sites in the country, meaning that it is well placed to advise on the
optimum application for a new-build or refurbishment project. The resin flooring specialist’s comprehensive selection of floor
screeds includes a number of heavy-duty, self-smoothing and environmentally friendly surface underlayments. For sites that
want to get the most out of the screed layer, Flowcrete UK can provide its award-winning Isocrete K-Screed solution, which
contains a plasticising and accelerating admixture to enhance the system’s performance. The K-Screed solution exhibits high
strength, excellent moisture control and rapid installation times to provide construction projects with a reliable screed layer
that also allows for earlier follow-on work to speed up construction schedules.
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Changing Places in the UK’s largest forest

Britain’s largest forest park is now achieving optimum
accessibility through its new flagship visitor centre.
Forestry Commission Scotland has just opened the
new, eco-friendly centre at Kirroughtree, the gateway
to the Galloway Forest Park. It is the first venue in
the area to offer a Changing Places accessible, assisted
toilet, supplied by Clos-o-Mat, and installed to address outcomes from the
Commission’s equality analysis, which highlighted the need for more toilet
accommodation, including that for disabled people. Larger than conventional,
wheelchair-accessible toilets, the toilet also has additional equipment to accom-
modate the needs of anyone who needs the help of at least one carer to toilet.
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We can test and treat most types of flooring including all natural stones,
porcelain and ceramic ensuring they meet slip resistance regulations
BS7976 and EN 14231 whilst continuing to look their best.
We are specialists in: Two shades of grey
• Comprehensive and Independent pendulum slip-testing service
• Product monitoring to assess compliance with EU legislation Osmo UK continues to expand its offering of internal
on floor safety (July 2013) wood finishes with the introduction of two new colours,
• Anti-slip treatments to raise the co-efficient of friction of existing flooring
Granite Grey and Silk Grey, to its Wood Wax Finish
• Certificate of Conformity certifying floors to legal regulations
• On-going cleaning schedules to ensure floors stay safe Transparent range. Neutral colours are proving to be a
We offer an in-house testing service allowing flooring materials to undergo popular choice this year when it comes to wood finishes.
assessment on both present slip resistance and solutions available therefore Granite Grey and Silk Grey extend the range to 17
giving you peace of mind when selecting a suitable product for your project.
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woodgrain laminates, back-painted glass and The choice of many
natural stone, are complementing the ‘Grade Architects and local
authorities for over 50
A’ interior specification of a new commercial years, Faral radiators
development within the historic Brooklands provide the highest heat
motor racing site in Surrey. Maxwood provided output achievable from
one of the most energy
a complete supply and fit washroom package for Velocity Brooklands which pro- efficient low water content
vides over 100,000sq ft of prime office accommodation in two connected build- aluminium radiators
available today.
ings. Maxwood worked in partnership with the project’s main contractor and
architect to provide washrooms that delivered high design impact, whilst also
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shower valves, slide rail kits, fixed heads and body jets. With
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Leisure Industry Week returns

Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returns on Tuesday 30 September at Birmingham’s NEC, and the Duŝo Sport shower takes
centre stage at Horne’s stand in the Facilities Zone. Launched at LIW 2013, the Duŝo has been adopted by a growing number
of local authorities, schools and private operators for leisure club new-builds and refurbishments such as Dundee Ardler
Centre, Widnes Sports Pavilion and Rotherham iMotion gym. A visually striking and fresh design, its bright anodised
aluminium column elegantly curves at the top to accommodate the bold shape of the polished chromium shower head and
its integral 60 second flow duration mechanism. A coloured spray plate and timed-flow actuator paddle adds further zing to
the design – available in four colourways for matching with other elements of the interior design or for use as practical indi-
cators. Specifically designed for ease of installation and maintenance, the Horne range of pre-plumbed shower panels combine
different flow and temperature control options with a fixed swivel, fixed vandal resistant or handset with hose and riser bar,
thus offering combinations for standard or specialist applications such as DDA compliance or discerning Horne customers
such as Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games venues. Visit stand L340 or
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Dallmer floor drains prove their fitness

Dallmer has supplied its stylish CeraLine shower
channels for a chain of popular private fitness clubs
stretching from the capital to the Midlands, being
specified for their high discharge rates and excellent
installation characteristics as well as their attractive
appearance, and proving their all-round fitness for
purpose. Dallmer was able to supply the CeraLine W2000 units so that they could
be finished on site. Work was completed on schedule, in time for the June
opening. A spokesperson for the project team commented: “Dallmer’s CeraLine
W2000 channels are ideal for locations like the easyGym changing rooms, where
clients expect the facilities to look their best.”
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Balustrade featured in dynamic office design

NEACO’s Spectrum stainless steel balustrade has been specified for a £1.7
million development providing state-of-the-art headquarters for TGW Logistics
Group in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Forming part of an extensive
mixed-use development at Peaker Park, which also includes retail and care
facilities, the office is an impressive piece of contemporary architecture designed
by Corporate Architecture and built by S & S Construction. Jason Edwards of
Corporate Architecture said: “The building design includes a dynamic display
case on the front facade which is both clean and crisp while portraying an
innovative approach to modern construction methods. Spectrum stainless steel
balustrade is a high-end product very much in keeping with the aesthetic impact
of our design. Corporate Architecture have specified various NEACO products
on numerous past developments, including their bathroom facilities and the
aluminium version of their balustrade, and we know that NEACO’s quality and
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A5000 Westminster Boating Base

estminster Boating Base required some, was completed with ease with its dedicated
a solution that would provide team. The expertise of the in-house team meant
access to the upper level facilities that the Axess4All team could work closely with
and function rooms of the existing building. The the venue and ensure that requirements from both
solution needed to satisfy the Westminster the venue and Westminster Building Control were
Building Control regulations so the aesthetics of satisfied from the outset and the project could
the installation was as much of a consideration as progress smoothly with no disruption.
the functionality. The external location of the installation was a
Westminster Boating Base approached consideration for the venue to ensure that the
Axess4All for a solution that would provide dis- security of the building would not be compro-
abled access to their first floor function room and mised in any way. The A5000’s provision of a
facilities. Situated on the Thames between Chelsea special key locking system meant that the external
and Vauxhall, it was highlighted from the outset ‘The A5000's provision of a location had only a positive impact on the venue.
that not only did the solution have to satisfy the The unit was finished off by a door canopy
access requirements but also be sympathetic to the
special key locking system and sloping shaft roof, powder coated to match
picturesque surroundings of the existing building meant that the external location the existing green external finish of the boating
and satisfy the expectations of Westminster had only a positive impact on base. The actual installation of the lift took
Building Control. place over just two days, allowing the installation
The benefit of having an in-house drawing office
the venue’ of the platform lift to be completed to the
Jason King, Axess4All
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Interleaf hinges from Cooke Brothers

anchester based Combat Doors, one of was the Interleaf Stainless Steel Continuous hinge.
the leading specialists in the manufac- Designed to provide an ultra-narrow, unobtru-
ture and installation of commercial sive sightline between the door and frame, the new
entrance door systems, reports on a recently com- Phoenix Interleaf hinge reduces the typical gap
pleted contract for one of the UK’s largest housing created by a traditional heavy duty continuous
associations in Tameside, Greater Manchester. hinge from 12mm down to a mere 3mm, while the
The £250,000+ contract involved Combat in aesthetical lines of the Interleaf hinge completely
replacing worn out access points throughout fill the void between the door and frame, reducing
Tameside with bespoke high performance commu- the risk of finger trapping considerably. The new
nal aluminium entrance door systems. This highly CE marked Interleaf hinges incorporate the
skilled work required specialist hinges to meet the Phoenix high performance, maintenance free poly-
exacting specifications of the contract. On recom- mer bearings and have been successfully tested to
mendation by leading systems company Kestrel BS EN 1935: Grade 14 (160kg) and are CERTIFIRE
Aluminium, Combat contacted master hinge approved for use on fire doors.
makers Cooke Brothers for a solution. Mike Ankers, director of Combat Doors, said:
After considering the wide choice of hinge “We were impressed with the design and quality of
options in the company’s Phoenix hinge range, the the Interleaf hinges and the product certainly
product that fully met the contract specifications proved to be the perfect solution.”

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KingspanTarec® launch Kooltherm® FireSleeve

Limiting the spread of smoke and fire is a key consid-
eration for any building owner. To ensure maximum
protection, Kingspan Tarec has now unveiled the
Kingspan Tarec Kooltherm FireSleeve, a slim solution
which expands to several times its normal size in the
event of fire, helping to seal service penetrations and can reinstate the original fire
rating of a building element. The Kooltherm FireSleeve comprises an intumescent
layer inside a stainless steel facing and is sealed at both ends with compressible
rings. The product achieves a two hour fire integrity rating to BS EN 1366 and
is particularly suited for use on fire rated constructions where inadequately sealed
building service penetrations can act as a channel for smoke and flames.
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Report calls for permeable paving

A new report from the Committee on Climate
Change highlights the need for wider use of
permeable paving and sustainable drainage to help
fight flooding and pollution. It also points out that
planning regulations for paving in gardens and
around non-domestic premises are not being Specialist manufacturers
enforced and that local planning authorities are not following national policy to of British handcrafted
encourage SuDS on new developments. This aspect is explored in Interpave’s internal and external
latest discussion document – SuDS + Permeable Paving Today, Edition 2 – which Planters and Furniture.
is freely available. A wealth of information is included, such as the ‘Permitted
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Jeckells commissioned for WWII dome design and build service.
Jeckells the Sailmakers has recently been commis-
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sioned by the North Norfolk Historic Buildings
manufactured in the
Trust to make acoustic insulation for the Langham Cotswold’s using
Dome, one of six domes used in the Second World sustainable timber
War to train anti-aircraft gunners that still exist
today. The original plans for the dome specified a For more information e-mail or call
type of insulation called Cabot’s Quilt which was 01608 683022. All products are manufactured in the Cotswold’s using
made from paper and seaweed. A solution was sustainable timber.
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to enable the insulation to be wired to an internal framework, and to conform
with current regulations. The dome opened to the public on Sunday July 20th.
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Faith in bus boarding Kassel kerb continues Olympic wall tile mural wins top honour
Major public transport improvements have served to underline the confidence The team responsible for creating two vast and complex wall tile murals in the
of Brighton and Hove City Council in the quality of Brett Landscaping’s market Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, has just won a top honour for its out-
leading Kassel bus boarding kerb. The Brett solution has been installed as part of standing achievement. The esteemed Worshipful Company of Tylers and
an ongoing programme now in its 15th year, which has improved road infrastruc- Bricklayers, which names just a single project every three years as the winner of
ture in the city to support progressive efforts to make public transport efficient its Triennial Award for Wall and Floor Tiling, presented the Award to UK tile
and accessible for all. The Lewes Road project, at 3.6 miles, represents the council’s manufacturer and co-ordinator of the project Craven Dunnill Jackfield. The
biggest single installation of Kassel and will service this vital route along Brighton’s Award recognises the outstanding skills of the team involved, including artist
academic corridor. Kassel kerbs have been considered must-have materials by the Clare Woods, tile manufacturer and project co-ordinator Craven Dunnill
council. The council has now installed Kassel kerbing to enhance passenger access Jackfield, and tiling contractor Miller Druck International Stone Ltd. Over
to and from bus services along many of its key routes. Interest from other parties 30,000 ceramic tiles were supplied by Craven Dunnill Jackfield; many involved
has already been expressed in the new bus stop designs, which use Kassel to create new decorating techniques, developed specifically for the commission. Craven
the stop from the road inward, with a cycle lane behind. This gives an appearance Dunnill Jackfield is a specialist UK manufacturer. Since the completion of the
of the bus stop as a ‘floating island’ within the road, and is said to improve both Olympic Park wall tile murals, the company has expanded its mural capacity and
passenger safety and travel efficiency. undertakes contemporary styled wall tile murals both in the UK and overseas.
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High capacity drainage for new

Gateshead Riverside Bus Depot
he new £8.5 million Gateshead Riverside water so allowing the depot to remain open even
Bus Depot at Dunston is the centre piece under severe storm conditions. The large capacity
of the Go Ahead Group’s two-year £30 of the HICAP® runs meant a drain area of up to
million investment in Go North East bus network. 10,000 sq m was achieved with just one gully
Located on a brown field site formerly occupied by outlet. The RECYFIX® HICAP® 300 channel
the Dunston power station, the new facility covers runs installed at the depot accept a water volume
5.75 hectares. of 137,120 l. The scheme greatly reduced excava-
The 326 sq m (3,500 sq ft) Gateshead Riverside tion costs and the length of underground pipe-
Bus Depot building is a servicing and fuelling work required. Each 1m channel unit weighed
centre used by over 160 Go North East buses, 24 only 23.4kg, so they were easily manipulated into
hours per day and seven days per week. All 145 their final position on-site.
buses can be washed and refuelled on-site Consulting Engineers Limited to ensure efficient Factory fitted with 14mm slotted ductile iron
overnight. Located off Mandela Way on the South all-weather operation. inlets, the channels comply with a loading class of
bank of the River Tyne, the new depot building is Hauraton supplied 800m of its RECYFIX® F900 so can easily take the weight of a double-
surrounded by a concrete parking area for buses HICAP® 300, high capacity drainage channels. decker bus. Importantly, once installed the com-
and staff cars, so effective surface water drainage They were installed in seven runs by ground plete system is highly resilient to the twisting forces
was a major consideration for designers Portland worker Joyce Drainage Limited, to remove surface imposed by bus wheels.

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