24 August 2015

Conservation approval for REHAU Heritage vertical sliders

Interior of Beverly Court Eastbourne showing the arched head REHAU Heritage vertical sliders CASE STUDY: Eastbourne Seafront Apartments REHAU Heritage vertical sliders manufactured by specialist fabricator Roseview Windows installed by Hastings Glass Jonathan Horner and his company Paternoster Properties were initially refused permission to replace the original single glazed timber box sash windows in the[…]

  • 24 August 2015

24 August 2015

Slip resistant stair-nosing profiles specified for Derby Arena

The 5,500-seat Derby Arena is only one of five such venues in the UK, having opened its doors to the public in March this year. Schluter’s stair-nosing profiles have been installed at Derby Arena to offer greater slip-resistance and safety. The venue features a 250 metre cycle track and an infield track which will host[…]

  • 24 August 2015

24 August 2015

Comprehensive flooring system installed at Nottingham shopping centre

The extensive refurbishment has seen changes to both the ground and first flooring shopping areas, including provisions for new food and drink units and a new fire escape stairwell. Schlüter-DITRA was installed to allow new tiles to be overlaid onto the surface. Furthermore, the bathrooms have been upgraded with a new lighting system and finishes,[…]

  • 24 August 2015

20 August 2015

Over 30 Brick Award nominees utilise Wienerberger products

The 39th annual Brick Awards 2015 are scheduled for Wednesday 18th November at The Hilton, Park Lane in London.  Shortlisted entries include Swift Brickwork’s work on CJCT Architects’ Imperial College London project, specifying Wienerberger’s platinum white brick. Ronald McDonald House, Glasgow was nominated using Wienerberger Marzaile brick Shift Brickwork were also recognised with a nomination[…]

  • 20 August 2015

20 August 2015

Kooltherm wall insulation installed in Dundee residential towers

The tower blocks, originally constructed in the 1950s using a solid concrete no fines wall construction, each comprise of 30 flats. Kingspan’s Kooltherm Wall Insulation System makes up part of a £3.5m refurbishment. Following a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) undertaken by Sustainable Energy Scotland, it was recommended that an internal wall insulation system was[…]

  • 20 August 2015

20 August 2015

Timonox upgrades to be showcased at The Building Centre

Crown Trade’s Timonox flame retardant finish has been developed to slow down the spread of flames in the event of a fire, allowing additional time for buildings to be evacuated. The Timonox flame retardant system has been designed to limit the spread of fire. The system can be applied on both walls and ceilings, and[…]

  • 20 August 2015

20 August 2015

Polyflor safety vinyl flooring for dementia-friendly hospital ward

Polysafe flooring was specified to help create safe environment at Manor Hospital’ Safe flooring for dementia-friendly facility MTX Contracts Ltd designed, manufactured and constructed Ward 29, a 1491m² modular construction made up of 31 modules which were built and fitted out off site before being lifted into position at the hospital by a 350 tonne[…]

  • 20 August 2015

19 August 2015

Sliding door systems benefit from improved operation

Although the products have primarily been designed for Schueco ASS 50 and ASS 70.HI premium segment systems, they can be adjusted to suit a particular installation. SmartClose When installed, SmartClose is discreet, ensuring that it does not disrupt the room’s interior When the sliding vent is initially pulled on, SmartClose works to convert the energy[…]

  • 19 August 2015

18 August 2015

Vapour permeable membrane upgraded with integral sealing tapes

The vapour permeable membrane has undergone rigorous testing with BRE to show that it can be used in all UK regions when laps are sealed. The addition of integral sealing tapes intends to greatly increase the ease and speed of installation, whilst reducing the combined cost of underlay and tape in comparison to purchasing them[…]

  • 18 August 2015

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