17 August 2015

New shiplap timber cladding range offers longevity

PVC-U woodgrain cladding is often used as a low maintenance option for dormer extensions and detailing on external areas. Freefoam has responded to the growing trend of grey windows and doors by adding a new Anthracite Grey woodgrain option to the range. Minimising stock holding The 150mm Shiplap cladding features a modified right angle led[…]

  • 17 August 2015

14 August 2015

Curtain walling and glazing specified for Girlguiding HQ

Designed by Walker Simpson Architects, the new purpose-built facility features continuous glazing across all façades installed by Alusec UK. The Girlguiding North West England HQ has benefited from the installation of Senior’s curtain walling and glazing systems Senior’s SCW curtain walling was installed to provide clean, crisp lines, creating an open and accessible layout which[…]

  • 14 August 2015

12 August 2015

Passivhaus technology and its place in UK construction market

REHAU and the Passivhaus Trust As new members of the Passivhaus Trust and with a number of Passivhaus certified products in its portfolio, REHAU’s latest seminar demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the concept and its practical application in the construction sector. More than 70 delegates were at the seminar from across the Midlands and South[…]

  • 12 August 2015

12 August 2015

Cladding panels specified to protect seafront development

The contract, worth £48.5m, comprises three towers. The landmark residential tower stands at 26 storeys high and is supported by two residential buildings at 50m and 30m high respectively. The development offers 299 private apartments and 2,800 metres squared of retail and leisure space overlooking the marina. Trespa Meteon cladding panels have been specified to[…]

  • 12 August 2015

12 August 2015

Brick cladding system used in innovative hospital build

Aquarian Cladding Systems contributed to the project by supplying the Gebrik Insulating Brick Cladding System to clad the building’s brick façade. Around 650 square metres of Gebrik was specified in a VS70-00 cream finish; this shade was selected to compliment the adjacent Bath stone buildings. The project was commended at the South West Build Environment[…]

  • 12 August 2015

07 August 2015

Architectural aluminium glazing products enhance green credentials

Working in conjunction with CF 77 bi-folding doors and CS 68 aluminium doors and windows, Reynaers’ curtain walling product CW50 has been used to maximise the amount of light and space in the property The property – named Green Acres – was constructed by Fusion Glazing; the fabricators were keen to incorporate energy efficient materials,[…]

  • 07 August 2015

06 August 2015

Composite panels specified for malt whisky distillery

Isle of Harris Distillers has raised £12m to finance the construction of its malt whisky distillery in Tarbet, Harris and the maturation warehouses. It plans to begin production in early autumn. Steadmans provided over 1,700m of its 30mm thick AS35 composite panels, in juniper green, for the warehouses. This consisted of almost 980m for the[…]

  • 06 August 2015

30 July 2015

Fibre-cement cladding specified for contemporary summer house

Designed and built by homeowners Effie and Peter Antoniou, the house comprises a double layer of brick, built up with thermalite blocks and a timber frame roof. Its structure is built upon a steel re-enforced concrete floating base. Fibre cement weatherboard Over 40m² of Cembrit Cemwood cladding was installed in light green, to achieve a[…]

  • 30 July 2015

23 July 2015

Ventilated façade system utilises off-site construction

The system has been designed to provide a fully ventilated cavity, which keeps the timber substrate moisture-free. Offering compliance with all UK building regulations, TRADA and NHBC, it is compatible with both render and brick slip finishes. Timber Basin development The Alumasc Ventilated System was used on the Timber Basin development in Glasgow – providing[…]

  • 23 July 2015

16 July 2015

Knowledge Centre Arhus uses Reynaers curtain wall system

The Knowledge Centre Arhus – meaning ‘open house’ – is a public information forum and meeting place. It houses the city’s library and archive, in addition to teaching facilities, meeting rooms, offices and social spaces. CW 50 curtain wall system Designed by architects BURO II & ARCH 1, the building is based on an old[…]

  • 16 July 2015