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RonaDeck Wet Pour Rubber Granule Surfacing has been developed by Ronacrete for application in children’s play areas to produce a soft surface that will absorb impact and noise. The resin bound system absorbs some of the impact of a fall and is slip resistant, providing a safe surface for children running around, and is also suitable for pool surrounds and leisure facilities such as golf courses.
Glazed solution specialist, D R Services, offers SageGlass that can cut glare and solar gain by tinting on demand. Designed for windows, skylights and curtain walls, SageGlass solutions for commercial and residential buildings means reduced energy costs and eliminates the need for shades, blinds and louvers. SageGlass can be simply switched from clear to darkly tinted or vice versa, yet will always remain transparent.
Hush-Batten 70 is a resilient composite batten that reduces impact sound transmission between separating floors, allowing for the construction of a spacious service void whilst providing long lasting support for floating timber or chipboard floors. Meeting the requirements of Robust Details FFT1 by providing a minimum 70mm void, Hush-Batten can be laid over timber or concrete floors and is ideal for application in timber frame developments and can be tiled over if used with Permalayer ...
Mitsubishi Electric launch the 11.2kW Ecodan air source heat pump to join the existing 5kW, 8.5kW and 14kW self-contained outdoor units which means there is an Ecodan solution for almost any situation. The new single phase, MCS-certified PUHZ-W112VHA model shares the ability to cascade up to six units of the same output, enabling Ecodan systems to now offer a capacity range from 5kW through to 84kW.
Wes Simmons of EQUE2 has advised construction companies to closely examine how to manage the risks associated with bad weather conditions before winter arrives, to ensure that projects run smoothly and remain profitable. Heavy snowfall during the 2010/11 winter period in Germany saw construction output in Germany decline by 24%, whilst in France, heavy rainfall in February 2012 forced many sites to close, severely impacting the country’s economic recovery from recession.
Integrity Software offer a variety of construction accounting software solutions to support companies in the management and organisation of subcontractors, sites and subdivisions and to help produce clear, easily accessible reports. The company’s software enables management teams to consolidate business information across all sites and create reports on contract costing for materials, plant and labour, job value, variation orders and health and safety.
Adding to its range of VortX drainage products, Saint-Gobain PAM UK launch a range of complete cast iron shower drain kits. Supplied boxed, each kit features a VortX shower drain body, bottle trap and stainless steel grating, which is available in a standard finish, or can be polished to order.
Saracen Interiors wins an AIS (Association of Interior Specialists) gold award for its refurbishment of Royalty House, the old Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust building in Watford that completed last year on behalf of Aspect Property Group. The high quality of the interior fit increased the value of the space at Royalty House and the efficiency of the building with a reduction in energy costs of up to 50 per cent.
Baldwin Boxall add a new outstation to their popular Omnicare EVC (Emergency Voice Communication) system. The new Advance disabled refuge remote unit has a stainless steel finish and includes the same features as the green version with raised, luminescent text, Braille and induction loop. OmniCare, the first system of its kind, includes all the company’s ‘CARE’ outstations on a single network, with one point of control.
ASSA ABLOY brands Yale and UNION have been chosen as a preferred supplier of branded security by The Fortis Group, an organisation made up of 19 independent builders merchants formed last year with the merging of CEMCO and Combine Buying Association. ASSA ABLOY will be working alongside Fortis to offer hardware and security systems, including UNION’s StrongBOLT range and the Eximo panic exit devices, which offer a safe escape solution for a variety of projects.
Video of the Week
This new video provides a step-by-step video providing valuable advice and guidance for pre-commissioning central heating systems and servicing existing systems. The Fernox ‘How to Powerflush a Central Heating System’ is designed to provide installers with the latest and best practice approach to powerflushing, cleaning and protecting a central heating system. It can also help educate householders how cleaning heating system reduces fuel bills and improves energy efficiency.
The World Cup stadia fiasco is the latest high-profile project where management failed to monitor costs and revenue. So how can construction cost management go so badly wrong? Learn more the biggest budget busting projects of the 21st century and what we can learn about effective control of finances on big construction projects. Plus EQUE2 guide: ‘How to save money on construction projects without cutting corners’.
The new Leisure Centre for Sandwell Council was designed and built by Places for People Leisure, in partnership with Pellikaan Construction Ltd and Roberts Limbrick Architect. Throughout the extensive project, Mapei systems were specified from the substrate to the finishing materials, in order to provide a warrantable system build-up. The pool and floor installations were carried out by Buckingham Pools, CJM Tiling Ltd and Phoenix Flooring.