08 June 2015

Microbarr paint limits the spread of infection at NHS facility

Hawthorne Court can accommodate up to 18 patients and provides rehabilitation for people experiencing severe and enduring mental illness. The centre provides a range of therapy rooms, including an arts and crafts room as well as patient bedrooms, communal dining, living room areas and a secure garden space. Feature walls in green and blue were[…]

  • 08 June 2015

08 June 2015

New website for roof windows, loft ladders and accessories

The website fulfils the latest contemporary design with an intuitive navigation for a user friendly experience, and is compatible with all mobile devices. Fakro’s extensive range of products is available online. Content has been developed to meet the needs of general browsers, installers and specifiers with scope provided to compare product features on the page[…]

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05 June 2015

How advanced glazing systems can counter terrorist attack

Wrightstyle is a leading European advanced glazing company and supplies its steel and aluminium systems worldwide.  Lee Coates, the company’s technical director, looks at how advanced glazing systems can counter terrorist attack.   Wrightstyle on living in interesting times “May you live in interesting times,” is widely regarded as an ancient Chinese curse – except[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Gilberts of Blackpool specified for orang-utan enclosure

In creating its new orang-utan enclosure, Chester Zoo wanted the ventilation to mirror air movement in the animals’ natural habitat of tropical rainforest, with air rising and blowing among the branches. However, the system needed to be orang-utan proof. Gilberts’ solution, for contractor Crown House Technologies, was to create galvanized plenum boxes each housing 3no[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Portable show-suite developed using Protan SE membrane

The ‘gull-wing’ prefabricated buildings comprise two 10m x 3m sections that are easily craned into position and abutted from one site to another. Currently 22 units are being produced for sites across the country. Avant brands Ben Bailey and Bett Homes have previously specified Protan SE Each section is roofed in the factory using Protan[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Vinyl floor recycling scheme offers 70 percent savings

Since 2009, over 2,300 tonnes of installation off-cuts and waste uplifted vinyl flooring have been recycled back into new flooring and other products, providing a sustainable, environmentally-friendly and cost-saving disposal option for flooring professionals. Macgregor Flooring collected more than 14 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring off-cuts from West Cumberland Hospital. Recofloor’s Certificates of Commitment aid[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Sika Sarnafil specified for various award-winning projects

NFRC National Roofing Awards Sika Sarnafil at the NFRC National Roofing Awards The Joseph Black Building at the King’s Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh most recently won the Single Ply Roofing category at the NFRC National Roofing Awards. The refurbishment was recognised for its outstanding workmanship, as well as the aesthetic qualities of[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Unobstructed views with new Fakro high pivot PVC roof window

Fakro PYP-V high-pivot PVC roof window. PYP-V proSky® high-pivot PVC roof window One of the new Fakro roof windows launched for 2015 . The innovative balanced hinge mechanism enables the sash to be positioned as required so that users can stand with an unobstructed in an open window. The sash height is significantly greater than[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Swish selected for Newcastle home refurbishment scheme

Swish’s Sustainable Rainwater products contain up to 84% recycled content – a combination of old windows and guttering systems – which can save up to 70% in CO2 output during the production process. YHN manages council houses on behalf of Newcastle City Council. The products are two-tone; the recycled material is grey and is co-extruded[…]

  • 05 June 2015