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Building Products & Structures
Freefoam Building Products recently welcomed local growth minister, Mark Prisk to its Northampton base as part of his tour of the Northampton Waterside Enterprize Zone. The minister saw how Freefoam has made significant investment in its facility in order to create additional roles in engineering, manufacturing, distribution and administration. The company has seen sales grow from £4m to £32.63m since it opened its Northampton base in 2001.
Vario XD from ISO-Chemie is an easy-to-fit high performance humidity regulating foil for improved sealing of inner and outer window and facade connecting joints, now available in self-adhesive options, providing a heavy duty and low profile solution when installed.
Greenwood Airvac has launched ComfoTube, a new semi rigid ducting system, as part of its Guaranteed Installed Performance range. ComfoTube has been designed to be quick and easy to install and is supplied on rolls of up to 50m. It can be cut to size, bent around corners and/or joists and doesn’t require the use of sealants. ComfoTube semi rigid ducting ensures a healthy supply of fresh air by using Clinside, a patented smooth internal coating.
CEMARS carbon reduction certification recognises that Wilo UK measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance to ISO 14064–1 and are managing and reducing their GHG emissions. Wilo are committed to an innovative and sustainable supply and manufacture of energy efficient pumps.
British Gas advisor uses Stroma Certification’s RSAP+ Green Deal and EPC software package, the first software on the market to connect direct to the Green Deal Finance Company, thus avoiding requirements for separate data entry.
The HBXL Estimating Service provides property developers with a fast, accurate budget on project costs, helping them ensure that their project is profitable from the start. Around 90% of building projects go over budget but the new estimating service enables developers to accurately work out their likely profit margin.
Franke Washrooms Systems has redesigned its stainless steel WCs, incorporating a single-piece P-Trap and an improved shape to the bowl. The range offers cost savings, water savings and specifying advantages for specifiers.
Indoor Solutions catalogue includes key LED and CMH innovations suitable for office, retail, education and healthcare environments.
Security and Fire Protection
Abloy UK offers RIBA-approved security CPD seminars covering electric locking and access control systems. The CPD seminars are based on Abloy’s popular Academy courses and are held at architects’ premises, also providing the latest information design standards-compliant specifications to meet fire door and escape door legislation.
Nick Rutter, MD of Sprue Safety Products, highlights the dangers of ‘the silent killer’, carbon monoxide (CO), after lives were saved because of vital warnings provided by a FireAngel alarm after a deadly CO leak from Pauline Smith’s neighbours flat in Romford, Essex.
Video of the Week
Watch the ASSA ABLOY case study VIDEO showing the impact of door closers at the Heriot-Watt Univesity in Edinburgh. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions will be showcasing its education sector expertise at this year’s Building Future Education (BFE) exhibition and conference.
DeckSafe Solutions case study looks why SITA UK specified DeckSafe to create non-slip surfaces that ensured the safety of users at their household recycling centre in Stoke Gifford near Bristol. All public access areas now meet stringent safety standards and DeckSafe has eliminated a number of potentially slippery, uneven and hazardous concrete steps and surfaces.
Reconstructed stone cladding has been invisibly sealed using a high performance joint sealant from Sika at Bristol’s new Southmead Hospital. 7,500m of Sika’s joint sealant was applied via abseil access by MHD Group to the £430m, state-of-the-art super hospital. Sika joint sealant is a one component, ready to use system that is available in a range of colours. It offers a low modulus yet durable finish and was applied in Light Ivory at the hospital to blend with the sand coloured cladding ...