27 November 2013

Lead: An old dog with new tricks?

Lead – the new eco materialAs sustainability targets become more and more important in the construction sector, the LSA has worked with BRE Global to examine lead’s green credentials. Lead has a very low carbon footprint, unmatched by most roofing materials and is also 100% recyclable. This resulted in lead’s inclusionin BRE’s Green Guide earlier[…]

  • 27 November 2013

27 November 2013

Composite door and lock system TS007 3* available to customers

The high level security door uses Yale’s Superior cylinder and Platinum handle combination and is approved by the Secured by Design Scheme. The door and lock combination has been given a 3* standard for its cylinder which is kitemarked to TS007 1* security, and the armoured Platinum handle to TS007 2*. The platinum handle is[…]

  • 27 November 2013

  • 27 November 2013

27 November 2013

Arctic Glass installs Deceuninck PVC windows into purpose built unit

The anti-ligature hardware specified for all the windows was an unusual feature of the project. Arif Roker, MD of Arctic explains: “It’s a unique concept in PVC windows, so we had to adapt the window for the required hardware, which called for some unorthodox manufacturing techniques. But we knew Deceuninck’s profiles would be up to[…]

  • 27 November 2013

26 November 2013

Hybrid casement window and door system fitted at hospital development

Hybrid was used alongside Senior’s glass solution with ClimaGuard A coating to provide a complete system. The Hybrid Series 2 top swing allows natural daylight to come through into the wards, whilst also ensuring that fresh air enters the building to create better ventilation. SPW300 aluminium doors were used throughout the project to offer improved insulation.

  • 26 November 2013

26 November 2013

Achieving the perfect balance

Vertically sliding sash (VSS) windows hold a special place in British architecture with the oldest surviving examples dating back to 1670. The longevity of this window design says a lot about its versatility to suit many different types of property, residential and commercial, as well as its visual appeal for those designing buildings and using[…]

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21 November 2013

AX Extruded Aluminium Gutter System launched by Alumasc Rainwater

The new range is available in Beaded Half Round, Beaded Half Round Deep Run and Moulded profiles, and is manufactured for use in both old and modern buildings. Produced to accommodate thermal movement, AX is offered in a range of 26 colours and finishes. The gutters can be supplied in a plain mill finish for[…]

  • 21 November 2013

20 November 2013

Galvanising at WWF UK headquarters carried out by Wedge Group

The company has been tasked with galvanising the secondary steelworks, balustrading, external staircases and swale to be used in the construction of the organisation’s eco-friendly Living Planet Centre in Woking. Andy Gill, Director at Bailey Fabrications, explained: “Work at the site was mainly architectural, with all external balustrades and stairs finished by Wessex Galvanizers. We[…]

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