27 March 2015

Contemporary homes in heritage area feature Protan flat roofs

The Royal Forest development of homes in Huntington Protan SE membrane flat roofs for The Royal Forest development of contemporary homes on the outskirts of York Ben Bailey Homes worked with flat roof supplier Protan, gaining planning consent with a scheme that was contemporary but also worked with the distinct character of the area. As[…]

  • 27 March 2015

27 March 2015

Interior wall cladding for new toilet facilities

The toilets have been completely refurbished with Marbrex interior wall cladding Nottingham Forest Football Club’s Brian Clough Stand was upgraded to provide better facilities for its fans. With the ability to accommodate approximately 10,000 people, the stand’s toilet facilities are frequently visited. Therefore, it was important that they were targeted for renovation, along with the[…]

  • 27 March 2015

27 March 2015

Anti-climb downpipe covers reduces unauthorised roof access

The recent case of an NHS trust being prosecuted and fined by the HSE after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof, highlights the risk to both service users and service providers of unauthorised access to roofs and other high level building areas. Good practice would ensure that access[…]

  • 27 March 2015

26 March 2015

Roofing membranes pass new wind resistance tests

DuPont Tyvek Supro is one of the roofing membranes that has been certified to BS5534 The roofing membranes have passed the necessary tests for the new BS5534 guideline, which outlines the code of practice for slating and tiling. The new regulation sets requirements for resistance to wind uplift in pitched roofs. These requirements are defined[…]

  • 26 March 2015

26 March 2015

Ronacrete RIBA CPD: Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504

CPD: Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504  The CPD Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504 has been assessed by RIBA and categorised under the core curriculum subject: Designing and building it: design, construction, technology and engineering Compliance: the legal, regulatory and statutory framework Knowledge level: General awareness   Learning outcomes of the[…]

  • 26 March 2015

26 March 2015

Waterproof roofing system specified to combat North Western downpours

Tremco’s Rapid Cure Roofing System was used to waterproof the school’s flat roofs North West England is often subject to unpredictable weather, heavy downpours and prolonged periods of rain. Roofing contractor, Hardisty CRN, was recently chosen to install a weather-proof roofing system for Stockport’s Offerton High School. The school, which overlooks a moorland landscape, has[…]

  • 26 March 2015

25 March 2015

Flood risk controlled by new infiltration and attenuation system

JDP’s infiltration and attenuation system, the RAINBOX Cube, has been developed to reduce flood risks As more ground is being covered with concrete, the need for local rainwater infiltration has become increasingly important. Attenuation systems are needed to discharge the large quantities of rainwater that is being produced in heavy periods of rain. The RAINBOX[…]

  • 25 March 2015

23 March 2015

Popular internal panelling range extended

Freefoam has extended its Geo-panel range to include a 600mm wide panel Freefoam has created its wider 600mm panel to offer its customers greater flexibility. The panel can be used to create a 1,200mm waterproof shower enclosure in a day, simplifying installation processes. No grouting is required, meaning that work involving Freefoam’s internal panels can[…]

  • 23 March 2015

23 March 2015

Colour character maintained for social housing refurbishment

Colour and character for social housing refurbishment Johnstone’s Trade has delivered a perfect colour specification for a large-scale social housing refurbishment in Perth. Perth-based Mackay Decorators, and Johnstone’s Trade, chosen to repaint and refresh the exterior and interior of 30 housing blocks originally built in the 1930’s and now managed by Fairfield Housing Co-operative in[…]

  • 23 March 2015

23 March 2015

Exterior cladding illuminates new London hotel

Motel One’s exterior cladding has been manufactured from DuPont Corian in a translucent white shade to give it a clean and sophisticated finish The new Motel One building, which has been designed by Mackay & Partners, has replaced an old office establishment in the centre of London. DuPont Corian has been used as exterior cladding[…]

  • 23 March 2015