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Swing into action with Creative Feature Beams

Swing into action with Creative Feature Beams

Vtec Group

A new entertainment hub had a bold and striking creative design brief that celebrated fun, family and togetherness! The Vtec Team swung into action, by providing beautiful feature beams created using our MaxiBeam system to add to the design's uniqueness and modernity. Find out how we ensured perfect integration of the geometric beams and made it easy to install.
Dramatic Lightweight Feature Beams and Waveblades

Dramatic Lightweight Feature Beams and Waveblades

Vtec Group

With this premium office redevelopment in London’s prime EC2 area, it warranted an especially exciting and dynamic design. Dramatic lightweight feature beams were the perfect option to show off creativity and ingenuity for our client’s project. Vtec’s MaxiBeams enabled exceptional design features and ceilings to be achieved with ease due to the adaptability of the system, it was also designed and 3D modelled to ensure a perfect end result.
Pendock reach for the sky with Atrium beam casings

Pendock reach for the sky with Atrium beam casings

Pendock

A recently completed 90,000 sq.ft office building at Prospero Ansty Park in Coventry is using bespoke designed and manufactured beam casings from the Pendock Linea building linings range, as part of the new structure’s full length glazed atrium.Manufactured from aluminium with a white PPC finish, the casings have a parabolic form and are used to conceal the atrium’s lateral structural supports to provide an aesthetic finish, which is in keeping with the building’s contemporary interior design. Pendock also installed the casings to ensure the final fit & finish met the high standards required.
Bright contemporary hotel with a geometric beam ceiling design.

Bright contemporary hotel with a geometric beam ceiling design.

Vtec Group

A bright contemporary hotel with a geometric beam ceiling design was specified for a new hotel in its large open space lobby, providing an embracing and welcoming appeal for business and leisure travellers. With a fun colour scheme, the expansive space was flanked by beautiful MaxiBeam ceiling designs adding to its quirky sculptural look that highlights the relaxing and enjoyable nature of the hotel.Explore how we achieved this free-flowing ceiling design with easy integration for other support services.
Wall Protection & Matting - Proton Beam Therapy Centre

Wall Protection & Matting - Proton Beam Therapy Centre

Gradus

Gradus has supplied and installed a range of bespoke wall protection solutions throughout the ground-breaking new Proton Beam Therapy Centre at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. Gradus supplied and installed its SureProtect Pure® hygienic wall cladding in White and Iceberg shades. Specially designed to create an impermeable barrier to moisture and bacteria it features a smooth, easy-to-clean surface to ensure a hygienic solution that meets ‘Health Building Note 00-09: Infection control in the built environment’
Largescale Slatted Timber Beams in Striking Reception Area

Largescale Slatted Timber Beams in Striking Reception Area

Vtec Group

Vtec’s MAXIBEAM is specified in the renovation designs of this popular hotel chain, across many sites in the UK and Europe. This recent installation project features MAXIBEAM in a Warm Oak Supalami finish. Ceiling rafts and vertical beams combine to create a fantastic flow throughout the space whilst maintaining effective zoning. The project showcases shaped ceiling rafts and different suspension methods within a very technical design. The design involved hundreds of bespoke, angled ends - all individually cut to size and factory-finished to fit around central supports and existing features and fixtures.
Lightweight Acoustic Beam Ceiling in Commercial Office Upgrade

Lightweight Acoustic Beam Ceiling in Commercial Office Upgrade

Vtec Group

Our lightweight MaxiBeam System in a warm oak finish adorns the ceiling in a newly renovated 76,000 sq ft, multi tenanted commercial office building in Bristol. The design brief was to create a modern and welcoming reception space as well as an upgrade to lift core areas with the purposes of attracting new tenants to this centrally located office building. The ceiling design featured 40mm x 150mm MaxiBeams finished in a Warm Oak Supalami, FR Class 0, also incorporating a 12mm Black Acoustic Backing Board to provide further acoustic benefits. VIEW TECHNICAL DETAILS AND FULL PHOTO GALLERY...
Harris Invictus Academy

Harris Invictus Academy

DYNAMIK Sports Flooring

The Sports Hall and Activity Studio were installed with the DYNAMIK Flexi-Beam Plus and Flexi-Beam Elite sprung floor systems. They chose a Tarkett Sports Linoleum which is a solid synthetic playing surface ideal for multi-use areas as used in busy schools. The Activity Studio was installed with Flexi-Beam Elite in European Oak.
All wrapped up...

All wrapped up...

RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd

Private house, Jersey CHALLENGE Glulam beams – or glued laminated timber – are an ideal light weight alternative for steel or reinforced concrete that allow for much longer spans, heavier loads and complex shapes. Over the years timber rot may occur to such a degree that renovation becomes imminent and irreversible. That’s exactly what has happened to the property of a Jersey customer of RENOLIT’s approved contractor Advanced Roofing. A solution was sought to “save” the existing Glulam beam structure without too many structural changes. SOLUTION The RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing contractor solved the problem as follows: For the first stage they removed the failed, rotten areas and treated the remaining areas for insect infestation. Then they covered the glulam beams at each change of direction with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN metal sheet. Over the metal the beams were completely wrapped in reinforced RENOLIT ALKORPLAN membrane. Nicely packed… and completely waterproof. It worked really well and actually quite an ingenious idea! The glulam beams can start a second life resistant to all weather conditions. Once the glulam beams were encased there was still the issue of the solar shading to be re-fitted. Preferably without having to penetrate the newly applied membrane! The brilliant idea of using RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR profiles welded to the top edges of the glulam beams as a safe and solid support for the solar shading evolved. This project is again an excellent proof of the versatility of our RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR mounting system.
MaxiBeam Raft Feature Ceiling in Stunning Offices

MaxiBeam Raft Feature Ceiling in Stunning Offices

Vtec Group

Vtec was specified to provide feature ceiling beams using our MaxiBeam raft above an informal seating area in the large social space. Finished in a special Oak laminate, the raft’s interesting geometry follows the shape of the building and draws the eye. No two beams are the same; each was individually shaped and sized to perfectly fit the perimeter. Our Technical Team provided detailed set out dimensions to ensure correct positioning of the MaxiBeams for smooth installation, with the outcome that every single one of the feature ceiling beams is fully removable using our Click-Fix method.
Large-scale MaxiBeam Wall & Ceiling Project - University Atrium

Large-scale MaxiBeam Wall & Ceiling Project - University Atrium

Vtec Group

This was a large-scale wall and ceiling project in a 3-storey atrium of a major university reception. Vertical MaxiBeams were specified for the walling, including parts of the stairwell, because of its adaptability. It could accommodate the complex demands of the diverse elevations, with the additional technical challenge of spanning over the large windows. The vertical beams flowed down the inner faces of the atrium and wrapped under the soffit. The ceiling benefitted from our discreet Click-Fix installation method, which ensured beams could be removed individually, as required.
Posi-Rafters - the ideal solution

Posi-Rafters - the ideal solution

MiTek Industries Ltd

DWB Hull, a licensed MiTek roof truss and Posi-Joist manufacturer, recently supplied specially designed Posi-Rafters to form the roof for a large domestic extension. Bespoke end details were incorporated into the Posi-Rafter design to make installation straightforward and to provide solid bearings on to the steel beams and walls. The build had two steel ridge purlins and a central steel at ceiling level, forming a large vaulted ceiling internally. Posi-Rafters were the ideal choice, with plated end blocks sitting directly on to the steel beams with no need for hangers.
Janzen Insurance

Janzen Insurance

Longboard Products

Built by Lindan Homes, Longboard Products was proud to be featured and involved in this beautiful design. With drawings completed by Keystone Architecture this project was first to feature our new Link & Lock Battens, the versatile design was made simple with our interlocking beam product and gave this office space a modern and welcoming design. Our Link & Lock Battens featured in this project are built for easy install, and creative adaptability. Safe for interior and exterior use, can be used as beams, battens, fins, ceilings and more. Available in all finish options and 4", 6" and 8” batten sizes.
Accoya wood used to create inspirational “fingers” sculpture

Accoya wood used to create inspirational “fingers” sculpture

Accoya

Artist Ruurd Hollema designed an iconic piece of art for a roundabout on Reggesingel Street, Rijssen, The Netherlands. At 8.5 metres high and 11 metres in width this inspirational design is called “Fingers” due to the large interlocking timber beams. The structure is manufactured using 20m3 of Accoya wood in dimensions of 38mm x 150mm glue-laminated together. The customer, joiner and contractor De Groot Vroomshoop Gelijmde Houtconstructies b.v. constructed and built the eye catching structure with no coating except for an end sealer. The large glue laminated beams measure 0.18m x 6m x 11m.
Redevelopment of Insworke Mill, Lewis Decking used for acoustics and under floor heating

Redevelopment of Insworke Mill, Lewis Decking used for acoustics and under floor heating

CDI Innovative Construction Materials Ltd

Insworke Mill was originally built in 1590 and survived as a working Mill until the First World War. After falling into disrepair it’s now undergoing a major refurbishment to convert it to its new life as commercial properties to the ground floor with a luxury residential dwelling above. To the first floor a Lewis® Deck/screed solution was used to provide acoustic separating floors with timber beams left exposed, replicating the original beams. On the ground floor; Lewis® was used as part of a warm floor solution above the cellar areas. U/F heating was incorporated in all floors.
Lindab Provide Cooling to the "Heart of the Campus"

Lindab Provide Cooling to the "Heart of the Campus"

Lindab Ltd

When the Harvey Group were looking for Multi Service Chilled Beams for Sheffield Hallam University Lindab's Indoor Comfort products were the natural choice. Lindab provided a proof of concept proposal based on Multi Service Beams and worked closely with the customer ensuring the best possible solution. Lindab as a supplier and manufacturer were able to offer the client a solution backed by our research and test facility in Farum where the customer witnessed the product first hand and signed off pre manufacture samples. Eurovent certification gave added piece of mind to the client and completed the quality assurance.
1 VALENTINES PLACE

1 VALENTINES PLACE

Metalline Architectural Fabrications

Number One Valentine Place is a new grade A office building and winner of the 2013 New London Architectural Award for an office building. The external façade of the property features a range of aluminium pressings, glazed in Ultima aluminium insulated panels and Feature Beam, Metalline’s renowned aluminium beam, along with fifty aluminium fins specifically designed to offer solar shading for the building’s south facing position. All pressings and panels were finished in a specialist blue grey anodised finish where Metalline’s superior application and expertise are becoming renowned with architects and contractors throughout the UK.
Doubling Decking in Norfolk

Doubling Decking in Norfolk

Trex by Arbor Forest Products

This beautiful two-tiered deck, installed by Beams & Braces, is the first use of the all new Trex Signature® Railing in Classic White - and it certainly makes for a striking effect.The inspiration:Darren of Beams and Braces was tasked with transforming a tired timber deck into something spectacular that would afford the homeowner more space and provide a safe and pleasant outdoor space for the family.The detail:Using Trex’s most popular decking colour, Island Mist – part of the Trex Transcend collection - to create the two-tiered deck and steps allowed Beams and Braces to create a highly-effective contrasting deck, with the brilliant white of the railings standing out against the subtle grey tones of the Trex boards.Unusually, the deck design used Trex Island Mist as the picture frame border too, with the detail of the frame picked out by arranging the decking boards at different angles in different zones. A central vertical board highlighted the property’s central post which supports a partial canopy over the top section of the deck, while on the steps Trex boards were arranged at a 45-degree angle to add visual interest.The property’s location on the Norfolk coast means that every part of the deck needs to be robust enough to stand up to the seaside weather, so the Beams and Braces team took care to ensure the subframe was well ventilated, and joists are taped and treated, with sealed cut ends, to ensure a professional finish.The full effect:The new deck not only doubled the size of the decking area, the low-maintenance nature of Trex decking means that it will look just as spectacular in the future as it does today. And the contrasting colours of the Classic White Trex Signature Railing and the Island Mist deck perfectly complement this seaside home.
AIRIOS IN VELDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS

AIRIOS IN VELDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS

Tata Steel

The combination of a lightweight steel and concrete composite ComFlor® 100 slab and a glulam timber beam structure has helped deliver a truly sustainable three-storey office building. The internal climate in the building is supported with a ComFlor® Active system in the roof slab.
Question of Scale: 400mm Elliptical Blade with 6m Span

Question of Scale: 400mm Elliptical Blade with 6m Span

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products

The steel beams are 1000mm deep: The elliptical aluminium solar shade blades are 400mm and the blades span up to 5700mm. The exit door on the bottom left illustrates the scale of the installation. Replacement solar shade system designed and manufactured by Dales Fabrications Limited and installed by Roweaver Developments Ltd
Chadwell Heath Academy

Chadwell Heath Academy

DYNAMIK Sports Flooring

This forward thinking school chose a DYNAMIK Sprung Flexi-Beam System finished in 22mm Tarkett Engineered Oak playing surface. Their school emblem was designed as a vinyl graphic in full colour to also include the basketball centre line and centre circle allowing the court to be Sport England compliant.
Gowriehill reservoir

Gowriehill reservoir

Fosroc International Limited

Gowriehill Distribution Service Reservoir is located in Dundee City and managed by Scottish Water. In late 2021, part of the reservoir tank construction was discovered to have a brittle asphalt waterproofing layer over the top of a beam and block roof. Fosroc proposed a solution that was easy to apply and provided a robust watertight finish and a 20 year warranty.
Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House

record uk ltd

This record THERMCORD sliding door provides thermal insulation helping maintain an even temperature in the facility. This installation was fitted with a push pad for entry and safety beam radar activation presence sensors to detect traffic from either side of the door. The system was also fitted with battery back up to ensure safe door opening in the event of power failure. 
Hailsham Community College Primary Academy | Wall Mounted Canopy

Hailsham Community College Primary Academy | Wall Mounted Canopy

Able Canopies Ltd

Product:1no. Bespoke Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy: 74.26m x 3m – 3.5m2no. Standard Coniston Wall Mounted Canopies: 8m x 2.1m and 8.9m x 2.1mCanopy Frame Colour: Light Blue RAL 5012, matt finishInstallation Date: August - September 2019Contractor: Morgan SindallArchitect: Miller Bourne ArchitectsThe BriefIn September 2018, an invitation to tender was received by Able Canopies from Morgan Sindall Construction Ltd for a number of canopies at the brand new two-storey, primary and nursery school for which they had been awarded the contract to build to form part of the Hailsham Community College Academy Trust.After reviewing the tender documents we put our recommended products forward, which was a large Kensington wall mounted canopy and two Coniston wall mounted canopies.The architect then contacted us directly to detail that the main building frame was made up of large timber SIPS panels and the large steel posts were required to support the roof. However, they were also decorative in essence and played a significant part in the building aesthetic appeal, and they required Able Canopies to supply and install them as part of the package as they would run through the larger canopy.The original design and price we submitted did not require the inclusion of the steel posts, however we were then asked to include in our canpy costs. We therefore went back to the drawing board to come up with a canopy design which would fit the aesthetic and structural features required.The SolutionWhilst in talks with the architect, they explained that they favoured our Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy system and also requested the NBS spec for the product which wasn’t a problem as our products are all listed on the NBS National BIM Library.We therefore looked at the Coniston system and worked with the structural engineer to ensure the steel beams could be incorporated into the canopy. This enabled us to supply the contractor and architect with an estimate so we could secure the works as an early package enabling them to cast the foundations required within the main slab.Because the bespoke Coniston would have the required large steel beams through the roof, we designed a solution to ensure the canopy would still be a fully waterproof system. This was easily achieved with the Coniston because we were able to comfortably flash/dress around the roof support columns, to create a seamless walkway with a watertight roof.However, the large steel beams and underside required a lot of design work, we diligently designed bespoke connections for the posts to the beams, bespoke connections for the roof bar to the steel beams and bespoke guttering & gutter connections. This replaced the Coniston’s standard integral guttering system with an external gutter system that worked with the design perfectly.Click the link to continue reading..... https://www.ablecanopies.co.uk/c/wall-mounted-canopy-case-studies/hailsham-community-college-primary-academy-case-study.html
TEMPLE MEADS ROOF REFURBISHMENT WORK PROTECTED BY FIREFLY FIRE BARRIER

TEMPLE MEADS ROOF REFURBISHMENT WORK PROTECTED BY FIREFLY FIRE BARRIER

FIREFLY™ TBA

A three year £24 million programme of works to repair and repaint the roof structure to Bristol Temple Meads railway station is featuring the use of the ZEUS Horizontal fire barrier system from FIREFLY™: employed to enclose a series of shallow arch scaffold beams or ‘cassettes’ that span the tracks, thereby protecting the workforce from any potential train fire as they use the access deck above.
Stainless Steel Pedestrian Grating at Chelsea Bridge

Stainless Steel Pedestrian Grating at Chelsea Bridge

Lang+Fulton

Lang+Fulton were approached by the architects to propose the most suitable stainless steel grating for pedestrian use at the new Vista apartments, close to Chelsea Bridge. The gratings were also required to safely secure the structural openings that ventilated the underground car park. A grating with a heel proof mesh of 55x11mm was recommended and was designed with support beams and anchor bolts. The stainless steel was pickled and polished.
QUARTERMILE

QUARTERMILE

Metalline Architectural Fabrications

Metalline have been involved with the Quartermile project from it’s very beginning, producing high-quality aluminium fabrications from building to building. The project is due to finish in 2019, and Metalline are continuously providing a variety of products for the remainder of the development’s lifespan. Quartermile is a development in the heart of Edinburgh, located on the site of the former Victorian Royal Infirmary. Neighbouring the University of Edinburgh and famous Meadows Park, Quartermile is one of the most sought-after pieces of land in the Scottish capital. Development over the last 10 years has seen the UNESCO world heritage site transformed into an iconic piece of Edinburgh architecture. Metalline’s aluminium products feature heavily throughout the Quartermile development, most prominently with our specified Feature Beam and copings. The innovative production department was able to manufacture deep Feature Beam pressings through a combination of press braking and routering techniques. The coping profiles also provided challenges as they were particularly large with complex corner details, of which Metalline were able to assist at the design stage and manufacture the products to exact specification.
Angel Central Shopping Centre

Angel Central Shopping Centre

Artform Urban Furniture Limited

Angel Central is a popular shopping destination in Islington, London. Famous for its beautiful Angel Wing sculpture that is situated at the entrance. Artform were invited to provide a selection of street furniture elements that would complement each other and the new improvements. The Strata Beam Bench and Seat has subtly faceted concrete legs that create an interesting play between light and shadow, the timber slats match the flooring chosen for the bridge.
Landmark Ltd & Berkeley Homes Royal Arsenal Riverside, London

Landmark Ltd & Berkeley Homes Royal Arsenal Riverside, London

PUDLO Waterproof Systems & Cemfree Zero-Cement Concrete, part of the DB Group Ltd

This new Berkeley Homes development is situated near the banks of the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, offering fantastic riverside living. Berkeley Homes has a strong sustainability agenda, continuously seeking to make use of new sustainable products on site. For this project Cemfree was chosen to make up the capping beams that form the Thames flood defensive system which sits on the south side of the river, next to the Woolwich ferry.
David L Douglas - Scandinavian Interior

David L Douglas - Scandinavian Interior

Rubio Monocoat UK

This project was designed, manufactured and installed by David L Douglas. The design inspiration was Scandinavian; the client wanted something completely different from the traditional look of their main house. With the exterior of the building being cladded in Larch timber, their design team decided to use oak timber internally. The main items that were finished with Oil Plus 2C, was the oak flooring, wall panelling, doors, mock beams, the staircase, and even on the dartboard housing!
Bespoke Development - Royston, Hertfordshire

Bespoke Development - Royston, Hertfordshire

BPD Building Product Design Ltd

The design of the house specified an airtight and thermal efficient solution to meet Building Regulations. The brief for DGTS was to provide a highly insulated (U-Values for walls/0.11 and floors/0.13) envelope to the main steel frame structure and concrete beam and block floors to both ground and first floor level. The dwelling floor area was approx 700m² broken up into twelve rooms including a wet room, gym, media room and library.
Tile Showroom Kings Heath Birmingham

Tile Showroom Kings Heath Birmingham

Anhydritec Ltd

A thick tile floor covering meant a reduced floor section buildup, plus reduced construction joints to aid tiling. Ground floor 45mm Gyvlon ECO over 90mm insulation on a beam and block substrate First Floor 45mm Gyvlon ECO on a precast plank substrate. Gyvlon was used to reduce the floor build on both floors plus reducing the need for construction joints. This gave the client more flexibility on the thick floor coverings and eased installation with reduced construction joints.
Royal Military Academy given luxury finish with Kingspan OPTIM-R

Royal Military Academy given luxury finish with Kingspan OPTIM-R

Kingspan Insulation

The former Royal Military Academy overlooking Woolwich Common finds a new place in history with its stunning restoration, featuring Kingspan OPTIM-R Flooring System. The vacuum insulation panel system was chosen to most of the available space. The original beam and block flooring limited the ability to dig down, so installing the Kingspan OPTIM-R Flooring System in a 30mm thickness allowed for the maintenance of the existing threshold levels whilst also achieving excellent thermal performance.
TT Admix Specified For Major New Build Construction

TT Admix Specified For Major New Build Construction

Triton Systems

Triton has supplied 3,280kg of TT Admix, its BBA certified concrete waterproofing system, to a prestigious new build project in West London. The project is a new car dealership situated between the M4 flyover and the site of Brentwood FC's new stadium. The construction comprises a watertight concrete base with welded sheet piled walls and a watertight concrete capping beam to provide a Type B integral waterproofing solution to BS 8102 (2009). On top of the slab is a steel framed structure.
Bespoke 3D and MaxiBeam design create striking reception area

Bespoke 3D and MaxiBeam design create striking reception area

Vtec Group

Vtec 3D panels and MaxiBeam System were both specified in this premium residential development in Edinburgh. We worked closely with the designers to create a bespoke 3D design, finished in Gloss Metallic Anthracite to front face and edges, incorporating the logo. MaxiBeam in a beautiful oak veneer created impact in the staggered beam design, the light colour working well with the dark wall and 3D. Our Technical team took care of all the details to make this a breeze for first time installers.
5.5m Tall Circular Full Vision Revolving Doors-Torre Europa Office Building, Madrid

5.5m Tall Circular Full Vision Revolving Doors-Torre Europa Office Building, Madrid

Bauporte Doors UK Ltd.

The 120-meter high Torre Europa is one of the most impressive and tallest buildings in Madrid. The building was constructed in 1985 and in 2018 it was extensively renovated to become one of the smartest office complexes in the world. The use of glass has a major part in the new look for this iconic building. The open and transparent new entrance hall has been built using the very latest glass construction techniques. The cube shaped entrance 10x10x12 m is self-supporting through the seamless integration of tall glass panels, and interconnected glass fins and beams.

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