23 January 2015

Cement boards used in the construction of new Academy

Cempanel cement particle boards from Cembrit have been fitted to the Ormiston Horizon Academy School in Stoke-on-Trent The Ormiston Horizon Academy, built to meet the latest environmental building standards, can accommodate 1050 pupils. The Academy has been fitted with an assembly and dining hall, a learning resource centre and studios to be used for dance,[…]

  • 23 January 2015

21 January 2015

Contemporary glazing in traditional churches

Churches and ecclesiastical buildings have recently been opting for the installation of glazed doors, draught lobbies and internal screens Many churches now employ modern architectural glazing in the creation of doors and internal screens. The glazing can improve the energy performance of the buildings without affecting their traditional structures. Toughened glass screens can be used[…]

  • 21 January 2015

21 January 2015

Newton Waterproofing Systems featured in building magazine

The editor of Future Constructor and Architect Magazine contacted Newton Waterproofing Systems to request an article for its Technical Focus feature Newton Waterproofing Systems’ article addresses the considerations that installers should make when using cavity drain systems to waterproof refurbishment or new-build basement projects. The article suggests that incorporating a drainage conduit, such as Newton[…]

  • 21 January 2015

21 January 2015

sara LBS examines the benefits of automated doors

Doors can open slowly in some situations but in others, automated detectors must be configured to ensure traffic is able to flow safely and freely sara LBS believes that automated doors can maintain order whilst ensuring safety and enhancing productivity in warehouses and loading bays. Automated door systems can be versatile: when security or hygiene[…]

  • 21 January 2015

20 January 2015

Newton help with waterproofing projects in Australia

During his time in Australia, Stuart promoted Newton Waterproofing Systems in a meeting with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection In December 2014, Australia’s Bayset Specialist Trade Supplies, which supply waterproofing materials, received a visit from Newton’s Technical and Training Manager, Stuart Tansey. Stuart spent his visit helping Bayset promote Cavity Drain Membranes as[…]

  • 20 January 2015

20 January 2015

Insulation for Grand Designs home close to cliff edge in Wales

Cefn Castell, located just metres from a crumbling cliff facing the west coast of Wales, had previously been home to a 400 year old farm house ruin. For owners Kay and Rob Hodgson, the spectacular location was everything they’d been looking for. Their new home, built on this precarious site, has been featured on the[…]

  • 20 January 2015

19 January 2015

Freefoam adds to its series of coloured window trims

Freefoam is aiming to launch its new shade, Chartwell Green, in time for the Spring home improvement rush Freefoam’s new products have been manufactured using Renolit Exofol MX foil. With UV protection built in, the new window trims and matching accessories are able to reduce heat expansion, absorption and temperature. The new colour, Chartwell Green,[…]

  • 19 January 2015

  • 19 January 2015

16 January 2015

High-specification curtain wall and window systems installed at art college

Edinburgh’s College of Art has benefited from the installation of Senior’s SMR900 and SPW600e systems Built in the 1970s as a teaching facility for students, the Hunter Building accommodates activities such as art and design, silver smithing and jewellery and printed textiles. The systems from Senior, which were installed by Gardiner Window Services, helped to[…]

  • 16 January 2015

16 January 2015

Export success for UK manufacturer of powder coatings Thermaset

Export boost for Thermaset The export orders from Norway and Spain for Thermaset Limited, a Tamworth based manufacturer of powder coatings, follows the recent announcement of plans to invest three quarters of a million pounds in plant and production machinery in 2015 which will help double production capacity. Traditionally, powder coating has not been regarded[…]

  • 16 January 2015