14 November 2014

Fila protects decorative floor surfaces at greenest service station in UK

Fila floor protection systems have been chosen to protect floor surfaces at Gloucester Services Greener services The new £40m Gloucester Services near the Cotswolds, on the northbound M5, was delivered by AFL Architects and includes local stone and timber lighting designs and an arched wildflower seeded roof. Gloucester Services sustainable features include electrical vehicle charging[…]

  • 14 November 2014

14 November 2014

Metal Technology architectural aluminium products enhance a Grand Design

Architect Patrick Bradley’s spectacular home created around shipping containers and featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. The home design by architect Patrick Bradley comprised four shipping containers, welded together in the shape of a cross and cantilevered over a stream on his family farm outside Belfast. Metal Technology, working with fabricator Top Glass to Patrick[…]

  • 14 November 2014

14 November 2014

Expanded polystyrene makers adopt ‘airpop’ name

Airpop expanded polystyrene EPS renamed Brand name airpop¬ now replaces many names previously used across Europe including Styropor, PSE, Piepschuim and Polyfoam bringing a common European name for the material. David Emes, Chairman of the BPF EPS group: ñAirpop has been chosen because the name immediately brings to mind what the material is made of[…]

  • 14 November 2014

13 November 2014

Ecophon Focus LP system creates acoustic ceiling linear design

Ecophon’s Focus Lp is the only acoustic ceiling on the market that creates the sharp linear lines in a room that designers and installers choose to provide a sense of direction.  Standard option is available in various panel sizes including a new 300mm panel. Additional options offered by Focus Lp Premium enable designers to discreetly[…]

  • 13 November 2014

13 November 2014

Automatic window actuators for school’s smoke ventilation

Window actuators from SE Controls were specified for use at the Holy Rosary School in Johannesburg In the event of a fire, SE Controls’ SECO stroke chain actuators, which are fire tested to EN12101-2: Annex G Standard, are activated to provide appropriate ventilation that ensures fire escape routes remain smoke free. The actuators were commissioned[…]

  • 13 November 2014

11 November 2014

Walltite spray foam provides insulation at shipping container house

The home was constructed using shipping containers The closed polyurethane spray foam was applied all over the walls and ceilings to a depth of 125mm to provide airtight insulation with a U-value of 0.2 W/m2K, providing significant energy savings for the life of the building. Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud, pointed out that the house[…]

  • 11 November 2014

11 November 2014

Encon Insulation partners with Nevill Long at new branch

The new site in Feltham will allow for the creation of new jobs The new branch incorporates three industrial units and two large yards that will help to improve delivery and trade for Encon, whilst its proximity to Heathrow Airport and major motorways will help with the transportation of goods. After 30 years of being[…]

  • 11 November 2014

10 November 2014

Dulux Ultimate Professionals competition shortlist announced

Launched in order to find the UK’s Ultimate Professional Decorator and Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter, Dulux asked homeowners and contractors to nominate people who provide a dedicated service to impress their domestic and commercial customers. A total of ten decorators have now been selected for the Ultimate Professional Decorator title, alongside seven regional finalists for[…]

  • 10 November 2014

10 November 2014

Jointing system and adjustable packers from ABLOY

The products are designed to cut installation time and reduce the possibility of damage The mitre-jointed frames can be simply locked together and are supplied as knock down structures to allow for easy offloading and transportation around site to reduce the possibility of damage. The mechanical mitre-joints also offer an aesthetically pleasing solution to standard,[…]

  • 10 November 2014

10 November 2014

Redecoration work carried out at theatre using durable matt

The stain resistant, durable and washable Acrylic Durable Matt was used The durable, stain resistant and washable matt was specified in order to achieve a high class finish that will last for years to come, with the Johnstone’s team carrying out the work over evenings and weekends. Nevin of Edinburgh decorators were contracted to complete[…]

  • 10 November 2014