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

06 November 2014

Steel galvanising carried out at Premier League footie club

Edward Howell carried out galvanising on 200 tonnes of lattice steelwork The Wednesfield based company galvanised the steelwork for the facility, which covers an area of 6,000m2, as part of a £7 million development which will see a new training ground and indoor dome being constructed, alongside two indoor pitches and changing room facilities. Improvements[…]

  • 06 November 2014

04 November 2014

SmartPly OSB3 panels used to construct printable Wikihouse 4.0

Wikihouse was constructed using technology that can be plugged in with building products and electric Involving open-source design in the built environment, the moisture resistant OSB board offers a high strength solution that is suitable for use in internal and external structural applications. A total of 350 18mm SmartPly OSB3 panels of 2440x1220mm were used[…]

  • 04 November 2014

04 November 2014

Timber Expo success for BM TRADA due to live demonstrations

With a bigger stand to host a series of activities throughout the duration of the two-day event, BM TRADA’s Technical Officer, Alex Matthews, carried out a demo to highlight the outcomes of a PAS 24 test on an enhanced security timber window. Technical Consultant, Nick Clifford, also carried out timber species identification demonstrations examining the[…]

  • 04 November 2014

30 October 2014

Galvanising work for steel stands at a Manchester football club

The stands had been constructed as part of a £5.8m development at the club ground Worksop Galvanizing, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, was contracted to galvanise the steelwork used to produce three stands for the football club, including the main stand with restaurant and bar, as well as two smaller stands for supporters. James Killelea[…]

  • 30 October 2014

29 October 2014

Timber frame seminar regional dates released from BM TRADA

Four regional seminars are taking place in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, with the half-day sessions focusing on issues within the timber frame trade and specifically targeting housing associations, contractors and house builders. The benefits of constructing using timber frame, the materials history, as well as sources of timber products used for building, will be[…]

  • 29 October 2014

14 October 2014

Energy efficient aluminium radiators made from 100% recycled drink cans

Suitable for new build and refurbishment projects, Opal features dynamic fluid with high thermal inertia, alongside controllers that are fully programmable to offer closer energy management. An on-board energy monitor allows occupiers to see exactly how much energy is being used to heat a room, allowing for significant cost savings on fuel bills over a[…]

  • 14 October 2014

13 October 2014

Steel protection for Pleasure Beach following hot dip galvanising

Abro Engineering commissioned Acrow to replace parts of the 11 metre high water ride which required maintenance, with handrails, the main platform and parts of the flumes being replaced. The galvanising treatment helps to protect the steel in the wet environment and Acrow worked alongside the park to help ensure minimum impact on footfall.

  • 13 October 2014

03 October 2014

Five good reasons to visit Timber Expo

1 – Major Exhibition and International Content Nearly 200 exhibitors will be unveiling their latest products and services – increase your understanding from the widest display of new and innovative applications for timber within the built environment. 2 – Timber Focus Seminars Learn first-hand from industry experts. Over 50 high calibre speakers will speak in[…]

  • 03 October 2014

29 September 2014

Steel sculpture designed by Bunny Guinness is galvanised for durability

Designed by landscape gardener, Bunny Guinness, the sculpture required half a tonne of tubular light-weight steel to create the arched frame in the school courtyard, which was galvanised with acid etched to remove the shiny outcome and create a rustic effect. The galvanising work ensures the durability of the steel and enhances the aesthetic appeal[…]

  • 29 September 2014