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Hoxton Towers, Hackney

Bulmer Brick Cutting

The two landmark Towers nestle between Shoreditch Park and the Regents Canal in Hackney, east London. Bulmer Brick Cutting Services are responsible for twelve of the fifteen brick related products being supplied and installed at these striking new tower blocks, as well as several ancillary items and fittings. This project won the Gold award for best exterior design at the 2018 What House? Awards and was shortlisted for the 2018 Brick Awards.

The Roman Brick - smaller than a block, larger than a brick

Lignacite Ltd

Lignacite’s new range of Roman Bricks has been created to offer a contemporary design feature to architects. Lignacite’s Roman Bricks are available in a full range of over 50 colours, textures and finishes. The Roman Brick is either cut from our standard size block, or formed in a special block machine mould; we can therefore offer this format in all of our colours and texture combinations to create a large variety of different effects. Polished and planished finishes allow crisp, clean lines, whilst splitting or shot blasting the product creates a softer more weathered appearance.

White Collar Factory, Old Street Yard EC1

Bulmer Brick Cutting

The redevelopment of a corner site at Old Street / Silicon Roundabout included a tower and low-rise buildings. The end elevations carried large steel ventilation ducts which were to be clad in brickwork to replicate the appearance of the wet laid facades. To ensure safety and retention of the cladding over the building design life, the ducts were clad in the SafeSecure® system using slips cut from the same brick type.

10 Brock Street

INTRAsystems

As the centrepiece to British Land’s regeneration of Regents Place, 10 Brock Street is a distinctive 16 storey, 320,000 sq ft landmark office development in the heart of London. Completed in 2013, the building achieved the coveted BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks to a number of features, including rainwater harvesting system and combined heat and power systems. British Land’s property management company, Broadgate Estates, approached INTRAsystems to remove and replace the three entrance mats at the front and rear entranceways. Find out more

Former St. Albans Museum

Bulmer Brick Cutting

This project comprises 3 & 4 bedroom dwellings with the road side elevation retaining the old museum façade. Its distinctly Roman influenced appearance included decorative arches and has become synonymous with the city of St Albans. Any development to the site had to be in keeping with this style whilst bringing a contemporary feel to the area.

Great Suffolk Street, Southwark

Bulmer Brick Cutting

This refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse used high quality, crafted materials to complement the existing Victorian building.Two elevations of a two-storey extension to the warehouse featured Victorian style tiles under each window. The designers were challenged to find a method for mechanically fixing these tiled panels which the SafeSecure® system achieved. Every tile is retained with hidden stainless steel sections within the panel. The panels were installed on rails which were ideal for the steel framed structure and allowed for thermal isolation and sufficient room for ventilation and insulation to the cavity void.

Cast iron air bricks and mesh - a solution at last

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Flymesh and cast iron air bricks, up till now, Installers have either pushed the mesh into the back of the air brick from inside - never to be cleaned again - or meshed over the air brick and held it in place with silicon - never to be removed again. Which is why we invented the cast iron flyscreen airbrick with removable copper mesh. It solved a problem faced by Galliford Try, constructing the athletes village for London 2012 Olympics when they needed feature vents for kitchen extraction to enhance their clay bricked homes. Discover how they work...

Using Cast Iron Imperial Air Bricks with Metric Ducting

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Although we have cast iron slotted air bricks in metric sizes to perfectly engage with modern plastic ducting and periscopes, there may come a time when the installation requires imperial old patterned cast iron air bricks. Connecting these can be especially difficult which is why we've introduced these aluminium sleeves known as the metimp adapators (short for metric imperial). They are available in two sizes, single air brick size to connect up to a periscope duct and cavity wall sleeve or the double brick size for connecting to a larger wall sleeve

The Music Box, London using Ibstock's White Gloss WT10 Glazed Bricks – 440 x 65 & 215 x 65mm format

Ibstock Brick Ltd

Designed by SPPARC Architecture as a place for living and a space for learning, the 14-storey Music Box is a mixed-use development incorporating a campus for the London College of Contemporary Media and 55 residential units, including on-site affordable housing. The three-dimensional projecting brickwork pattern, which required special bricks glazed on all visible surfaces, reads like a sheet of musical notes across the page, providing relief, rhythm and interest. Those able to read guitar tab may recognise that the brick patterns resemble Eric Clapton’s guitar riff in Cream’s song ‘White Room’.

Black is the new black

Troldtekt A/S

It is interesting how design trends are quickly mirrored across the world. A few years’ ago, for example, lifestyle and interior design magazines were all about plain white walls, hard surfaces and minimal furniture. Today, heavier materials are being revitalised and darker colours are being used in more and more projects. Troldtekt has seen a steep rise in the specification of its wood wool acoustic panels in dark greys and black. From residential houses, hotels and music venues to London’s iconic Design Museum, black acoustic ceilings have been used to add to the ambience and enhance atmospheric design.

Cork Flood Screen for Cast Iron Air Bricks - an innovative and simple solution to flood defence in period properties and listed buildings

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

The cast iron flyscreen air brick has the advantage of protecting the property from insect and rodent ingress but can help stop flooding with this innovative and simple barrier. The flood screen is a cork gasket for our single and double flyscreen air bricks and is simply inserted in the air brick when flooding is likely or imminent in place of the fly mesh. Once the danger has passed the copper fly mesh is replaced and the cork flood screen stored away safely until require again. It is available with our 9x3 and 9x6 cast iron air bricks here

Joint Services

Hacel Lighting Ltd

A major Customer First Centre opened in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear with Hacel Lighting providing high quality, class-leading luminaires throughout the £5 million pound development. The modern facility has been built to the highest environmental standards and brings together a range of services delivered by North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Primary Care Trust all under one roof. The state of the art centre offers diverse facilities for the public, including a modern library with advanced computer suites and Tourism Information points.

Otto Bock HealthCare

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

The international family-run company Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH is on the technological cutting edge. The Science Center Berlin, located between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate, provides the public with insight on the topic of mobility with disabilities.

Anaconda Cut, Manchester

Artform Urban Furniture Limited

Anaconda Cut, also known as 100 Greengate, is a new 44 storey apartment building. Situated next to the River Irwell, it is the tallest building in the City of Salford and 4th tallest in Greater Manchester. Home to 349 elegant rental apartments, including luxury penthouses. Artform were asked to provide external seating, tables & planters for 2 roof terraces. Our popular range of out-sider products were considered due to the lightweight nature for manoeuvring, material durability and a wide range of colour options.

Brick Wall Panels at London Office

Vtec Group

London Brick wall panels in Sandy Brown were specified for this office redesign for their strength and natural characteristics. Our highly durable Texture panels are ideal for busy areas with high footfall so are perfect for the large wall in the social breakout space. In addition,Texture wall panels can support decoration and integrate features with ease, such as the television screen in this project. London Brick Sandy Brown also provides a perfect backdrop for the orange neon-lit sign. Throughout the design, the execution is impeccable with high quality fixtures and colourful furnishings bringing the office to life.

Joseph Black Building

Sika Sarnafil

The Joseph Black Building, found in the King’s Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh, houses the School of Chemistry and is one of the oldest buildings on the campus. But its existing copper roof covering had come to the end of its natural life. Sika Sarnafil’s flagship Sarnafil Plus refurbishment offer was the perfect solution for this project. Sika Sarnafil Membrane S327-15EL in Patina Green was chosen to replace the old roof covering, as the local authority planning department advised that this product was an acceptable replacement for the original copper roofs on the listed building.

Financial Services Sector Organisation

Custom Audio Designs Ltd

Addressing privacy and speech intelligibility with striking, bespoke wall art - Custom Audio Designs’ acoustic consultants were commissioned to address privacy and speech intelligibility in the London offices of a prestigious financial services organisation. The solution comprised bespoke acoustic panels that not only fully addressed the noise problem but also provided striking, visually attractive wall art.

Sustainable services - Gloucester Gateway

ACO Technologies plc

The Gloucester Gateway M5 motorway services created a new sustainable standard in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The structures are built into the undulating hills softened with organic forms and green roofs. An ambitious landscaping solution required ACO to create a Sustainable Drainage System controlling rainwater run-off, while providing a high-quality habitat for wildlife to flourish.

Reach Printing Services

Helmsman

We provided a bespoke locker where each employee can operate a unit of 4 compartments with one key giving them access to a twin locker for storing their clothing on one side and collecting clean workwear from the other side. Two further locker compartments above this provide storage for footwear and lunch boxes. The sloping tops keep the room clutter free and reflect the light around the room. At each end the design includes lockers for crash helmets; these bespoke lockers match the colour scheme and merge with the others to provide a unique managed system.

Cut Edge Corrosion Treatment in Lincolnshire

Liquasil Ltd

The end laps and mid laps to this ageing metal roof were affected by cut edge corrosion. Liquasil's Flexlap system was specified to treat the corrosion, in all, approximately 2000 linear metres. Where sheets overlapped, the bottom sheet was masked off as this does not usually require treatment under the Liquasil system, which was designed by Chartered Building Surveyors.

Creek Road, Greenwich

Ibstock Brick Ltd

This 2018 Brick Awards winning project, the development on Creek Road, comprises of 83 contemporary homes and 1,800 sqm of commercial floor space. The architectural brief called for the brickwork to mirror an existing type and colour dating back to Victorian times. The selection of building materials was pivotal to the realisation of the project, and after careful consideration of the various options a decision was taken to centre the construction around one primary brick type: British manufactured Ibstock’s Funton Old Chelsea Yellow bricks, locally sourced from our Ashdown Factory, East Sussex.

IronAsh and recycled brick, a match made in heaven.

Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

“Having considered both performance and materiality factors, The Winton was designed with a green conscience. Reclaimed bricks provided such an interesting personality to the build, so it was important that the soft character of a natural timber species delivered the contrasting features” - Orbis Construction. Due to Victorian ash’s natural blonde tones, IronAsh has the flexibility to grey off or to be stained to meet any design needs. IronAsh is the combination of GoodWood Victorian ash and unique water-based additives to give a H3 treated exterior timber.

London Brick Wall Panels at Bowling Alley

Vtec Group

This bowling alley features a large application of LONDON BRICK AGED RED wall panels, providing a great backdrop for the neon-lit writing. Robust and highly realistic, Vtec Texture Panels are an attractive and extremely practical option for the areas with limited access for future maintenance. Another bowling centre in the group used our ROUGH CONCRETE Wall Panels, which also works really well. Installed in many hospitality and retail establishments, Texture Panels help to create a characterful ambiance in a short period of time.

Viking House, Lincoln using Ibstock's Mechslip - mechanically fixed cladding system

Ibstock Brick Ltd

Durability, safety and aesthetics needed to work together for the Viking House project. With the refurbishment nestled among conventionally built brick buildings there was a need for a contemporary look that mirrored the local vernacular. Viking House, a managed student accommodation at the University of Lincoln made up of three five-storey buildings and standing 20m tall, was designed to reflect the university’s continuing progress. Mechslip was chosen along with Ibstock’s Leicester Red facing bricks, due to its A1 rated non-combustible to EN13501-1 standards making it the ideal choice for a modern high-rise structure.

Cut Edge Corrosion Treatment, Wirral

Liquasil Ltd

This metal roof had already been treated with a well known cut edge corrosion system, which had begun to fail in multiple areas due to water becoming trapped between the overlapping roof sheets, which had been sealed with silicone sealant. Flexlap system is made from a specially hardened silicone, designed to resist environmental dirt pick-up as well as providing a much smoother finish. Liquasil does not recommend that the gap between overlapping roof sheets is sealed. Any moisture that might be present can escape or evaporate naturally, which is how built-up steel profile roofs are designed to work.

Cut Edge Corrosion Treatment, Hamilton, Scotland

Liquasil Ltd

The roof of this bingo hall in Hamilton, Scotland was affected by cut edge corrosion. Liquasil's Flexlap cut edge corrosion treatment was specified to solve the problem. All surfaces were first prepared using wire brushes to remove any delaminating finishes, before being prepared with the Liquasil Corrosion primer. Once the primer had cured, the Flexlap hardened silicone top coat was applied to provide a moss and lichen resistant finish, offering 10+ years protection, all backed by Liquasil’s unique, Latent Defects Insurance Warranty.

Royal Holloway Library & Student Services

Milliken

Royal Holloway, University of London Library and Student Services Project Profile - features a 10,000 sq metre installation of Milliken modular carpet including a range of designs: Culture Canvas, Laylines and Clerkenwell - Three Corners

Neaco balustrade called into service at new fire station

NEACO Ltd

Improving accessibility has always been a recurring theme in the specification of Neaco’s products and so it proved again when the company’s balustrade systems were called into service for entrance ramps at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s new cutting-edge Hull Central Fire Station. Jefferson Sheard Architects sought to design an accessible and welcoming facility to serve the local community. Neaco’s contribution was integral to this objective with aluminium handrails and balustrade to steps and two extensive ramps at the main entrance. The system was also specified with glass infill panels for a first-floor terrace.

University of Buckingham Academic Centre & Use of the Roman Brick

Lignacite Ltd

The £8m University of Buckingham’s Academic Centre, situated at the Milton Keynes University Hospital, was completed in February 2018. Designed by Feilden+Mawson architects from their Norwich office, Partner in Charge and Lead Designer Philip Bodie, deployed Lignacite’s Roman Blocks within the design’s elevations. ‘We had previously used the block at our King’s Lynn Innovation Centre and loved it,’ said Philip, ‘so decided to use it in greater quantities at the Academic Centre to provide a strong tonal contrast to other materials used on the facades.’ Read more.....

CAT B Fitout for a Serviced Office Space. The Connolly Works, 41-43 Chalton Street, London.

299 Lighting

This was 299’s third project for Boutique Workplace. The previously completed 71-73 Carter Lane and Clerkenwell Close were a good starting point for the fruitful collaboration with the trendy flexible workplace provider. The latest addition to Boutique Workplace's growing portfolio of design-led serviced workplace destinations around central London features 17,500 sq. ft of flexible office space. True to their brand philosophy, the recently refurbished 4 storey 41-43 Chalton Street offers a boutique-style mixture of private offices, self-contained floors, shared space, meeting rooms and lounge with the signature striking personality.

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