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CROWN PAINTS EXTERIOR COLOUR BOOK SEEKS TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE

CROWN PAINTS EXTERIOR COLOUR BOOK SEEKS TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

The Exterior Colour Book has been created by the Crown Paints Colour Service to provide guidance and inspiration for exterior decoration projects. It includes details on Sandtex Trade, Crown Paints’ external substrate decoration and protection brand, as well as superior wood protection brand Sadolin. When selecting a colour for exterior projects, personal preference is sometimes secondary to concerns such as impact on the local context and the relevant planning regulations. That’s why Crown’s Exterior Colour Book provides information about the built environment, covering topics such as historical styles, geology and local materials, regional colours and colour application.
The British Library - F. Ball’s Stopgap Fill and Prime in The British Library’s good books

The British Library - F. Ball’s Stopgap Fill and Prime in The British Library’s good books

Ball, F and Co Ltd

F. Ball products have been used as part of the refurbishment of Grade I listed building, The British Library. Contractors had to install 800m2 of flooring in the second largest library in the world. When contractors arrived on the site, the old floorcoverings had already been taken up. Stopgap Fill and Prime was selected to fill in the gaps between the raised access panels and create a smooth, even, and primed subfloor. Styccobond F40 high tack dual bond adhesive, with its ability to provide a peelable bond for release underlays, was used to adhere the carpet in the library.
Bruynzeel Museum storage: The Bowes Museum

Bruynzeel Museum storage: The Bowes Museum

Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd

Housed in a French-style chateau in the picturesque market town of Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum was founded in the late 19th Century. Treasures include furniture, textiles, paintings, sculptures and ceramics drawn from a range of European styles and periods. As part of an extensive renovation, the Bowes Museum doubled its storage space and improved conditions for its paintings and books by adding modern storage systems. Bruynzeel fitted out store rooms with ArteStore picture racking and installed Compactus mobile shelving in the archive and rare books store. In the library, Bruynzeel fitted Sysco static library shelving,.
WWF, Woking

WWF, Woking

Planet

The Living Planet Centre is WWF’s brand-new purpose-built head office in Woking. Hopkins Architects and Willmott Dixon asked Planet to provide specification for internal glass partitions in this two-storey 3,666 sqm building. For the meeting rooms, Planet Partitioning installed an electronic room booking system within p100 partitioning, so staff can book meeting rooms. For all the meeting rooms, remote controlled integrated venetian blinds allow additional privacy as required. p100 also ensures all meeting rooms meet high acoustic performance requirements. Planet Partitioning also installed FireStop fire-rated glass partitioning to meet fire regulations throughout the building.
Bellfield School

Bellfield School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

The re-roofing of this school is part of a programme of roofing works where Briggs is working in partnership with Hull City Council on their Schools Modernisation Programme. This is an open book framework partnership of three to five years which has resulted in the delivery of school roofing projects on time and within target costs.
Moneypenny HQ, Wrexham - Case study

Moneypenny HQ, Wrexham - Case study

Gresham Office Furniture Ltd

“Rip up the rule book and create a space that inspires” – this was the brief for the new 91,000 sq ft Moneypenny Headquarters in Wrexham. The building brings staff from five offices under one roof and features a village pub, stadium seating and a treehouse boardroom. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dh5vphfmvdyjt93/AABqtUaSXhtS6zDlhhUGpebpa?dl=0
Timber Pergola Awning with Retractable Roof and Folding Glass Doors

Timber Pergola Awning with Retractable Roof and Folding Glass Doors

Breezefree Ltd

A prestigious four-star hotel in Surrey gets a stylish enclosed pergola structure to suit the ambience and scenery of the location. This historic hotel’s large paved terrace area with outdoor BBQ was only equipped with some tables and chairs, and so only used on dry days in the summer months. The hotel's event team wanted to create a new flexible outdoor space that could guarantee availability for bookings throughout the year, whatever the weather....
Wolverton Hall: The only Folly is to call it a Folly

Wolverton Hall: The only Folly is to call it a Folly

Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

A folly; an ornamental building with no practical purpose built in a large garden. Whilst aspects of this definition can be applied to describe Wolverton Hall Folly, it certainly contradicts the ‘practical purpose’ element with the most appealing of purposes. Wolverton Hall Folly is a retreat for contemplation, an office away from home, a place to entertain and somewhere to enjoy the views, sun and a good book. Can we therefore call this beautiful building a folly?
Frontier Pitts receives LPCBs First joint LPS1175 & IWA14 certification

Frontier Pitts receives LPCBs First joint LPS1175 & IWA14 certification

Frontier Pitts Ltd

Frontier Pitts achieves a WORLD FIRST with joint approval of IWA14 and LPCB LPS1175 Security Rating for the Terra Bi-folding Gate Frontier Pitts Ltd has become the first company to achieve the LPCB certification for an HVM Bi-folding Gate to both the international standard for vehicle resistance (IWA14) and forced entry protection (LPS1175). The Terra Bi-folding Gate is the first and only HVM product to be listed in the Red Book Live to both IWA14-1 and LPS1175.
Hotel Guest Experience Report Launch

Hotel Guest Experience Report Launch

Geberit Sales Ltd

Bathroom designer and manufacturer, Geberit, has launched a Hotel Guest Experience book in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading architects and design experts. The exclusive publication examines what the future may hold for hotel guest experience, exploring the challenges facing future design in the wake of Covid-19 and the complex changing needs of the modern guest. The report features contributions from writers, architects and leading experts across areas including hygiene, sustainability and design.
Mobile Access Control to Your Apartment

Mobile Access Control to Your Apartment

dormakaba UK Ltd

dormakaba supplies leading Exivo system to luxury YourApartment - a serviced aparthotel accommodation group, located in Bristol Looking to provide guests with a completely contactless service at its 34-studio Clifton Village aparthotel, YourApartment required a smart solution that would integrate with the booking systems, without needing to drill into the existing doors. dormakaba worked closely with the aparthotel to install its Exivo keyless system.Providing affordable lodging for the modern traveller, with a focus on interior design and tech-driven services, YourApartment accommodation aims to offer a guest experience that feels like home regardless of the length of stay. In 2020, the YourApartment Group announced plans to open accommodation in the Clifton Village area of Bristol having acquired the lease on a former student block, Merchants House. A £1.6m redevelopment, the owners wanted to ensure the new aparthotel was in keeping with its deluxe standards. The plans included a streamlined system that allowed guests contactless check-in and access their rooms using a smartphone. However, the lease for Merchants House included a stipulation that, to ensure flexibility of the property, the doors could not be screwed into, and existing door hardware could not be removed or replaced. Determined to offer guests a flexible and high-tech check-in experience, the group sought a contactless, smart solution that would integrate seamlessly with the Your Apartment booking system, that could be both installed and uninstalled at the end of the lease, with no alterations to the door itself. dormakaba overcame stiff competition win the tender for the project, and impressed with its Exivo system, which included Digital Cylinders, a Wireless Hub, and Wireless Extenders. Requiring no cabling within the door, the Exivo Digital Cylinders are powered by a standard battery, and were incredibly easy to fit within minutes without specialist tools or drilling into the existing door required. Thanks to this speed of installation, it took a little over a week for every door to be retrofitted with this smart solution. The product is incredibly simple to use, with users able to access their accommodation using the simple Evolo Smart app, and wireless functionality making it possible for management to transfer access rights remotely. By integrating with the Your Apartment booking system, rights could also be granted automatically, saving on time and maintenance and ensuring security at all times. The Exivo system has impressed so much, that dormakaba has since been invited to provide solutions for the wider YourApartment portfolio. Daniel Robinson, Marketing Manager for YourApartment, said, “The dormakaba Exivo system matched our requirements perfectly, integrating seamlessly with our Mew PMS System for bookings and Revinate CRM system for email automation. The speed of installation and minimal disruption allowed us to open Clifton Village on schedule, with a completely contactless booking and check-in process. “YourApartment is looking to expand into all major UK cities in the next five years, and we want to ensure all of our guests experience the same seamless and convenient check-in experience, so we will work with dormakaba again to integrate wireless, smart systems for our accommodation across the country.” Daniel Robinson Marketing Manager YourApartment
Bruynzeel Library storage: Library of Wales

Bruynzeel Library storage: Library of Wales

Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd

Established in 1907 in Aberystwyth, the National Library of Wales holds over 6.5 million books and periodicals, and the largest collections of archives, portraits, maps and photos in Wales. Bruynzeel utilised its full range of storage options to ensure all the material in the collection could be accommodated, including archive items such as notes, drawings and multimedia files, photographic negatives, plans, framed artworks and artefacts – even rolls of aerial photographs. Each length of track for the mobile shelving needed to be individually tailored, as every aisle length is unique due to the triangular shape of the storage area.
Hotel Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

Hotel Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

Hawa Sliding Solutions AG

EKU Porta Glass – specified as the all-glass sliding door system for the five-star Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. The building is in the Guinness Book of World Records due to its 18 degrees plus incline. With its impressive design Capital Gate is home to Abu Dhabi’s premium business hotel – Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, EKU Porta Glass promotes the aesthetic appeal of the hotel rooms and suites. Due to its completely concealed sliding system, EKU Porta Glass itself meets the highest demands in terms of design and technology and allows for a highly valuable and creative room division.
Santander UK HQ in London

Santander UK HQ in London

Planet

As a Santander approved supplier, Planet was approached directly to specify internal glass partitions and glass doors for the refurbishment of its UK headquarters. Working with Marks Barfield Architects and main contractor Bluu, the project required a premium finish and high sound attenuation levels. Planet 100DG partitioning with single and double Sonotec doors were installed in all the VIP meeting rooms and tech panels were fitted to accommodate electronic room booking systems. Added privacy was ensured with three-quarter-high switchable glass division panels. FireTec doors on the ground floor help meet the building’s strict fire strategy requirements.
Santander UK HQ

Santander UK HQ

Planet

As one of Santander’s approved suppliers, Planet Partitioning was approached directly by the client to specify internal glass partitions and glass doors for the refurbishment of VIP meeting rooms at its UK headquarters. By installing p100 double-glazed partitioning and single and double Sonotec doors in all the VIP meeting rooms, Planet Partitioning achieved the look and the high sound attenuation levels required. Planet also installed electronic room booking systems and three-quarter-high switchable glass division panels for added privacy. FireTec doors on the ground floor help meet the building’s strict fire strategy requirements.
The Shard - DALI lighting control for Europe's tallest building

The Shard - DALI lighting control for Europe's tallest building

Delmatic

Delmatic's DALI system provides comprehensive monitoring and management of lighting throughout The Shard - Europe's tallest building. The Shard is a text-book example of how to apply DALI technology and the system design demonstrates the benefit of adopting different DALI strategies within specific areas of a building. A Delmatic DALI system manages and monitors lighting throughout front-of-house, shell and core, public areas, Views from the Shard public galleries, as well as fully flexible control and monitoring of 60,000 sq.m office fit-outs. The system also provides comprehensive DALI emergency light testing and monitoring throughout.
Kresen Kernow - Riverstone Ultra

Kresen Kernow - Riverstone Ultra

Spanish Slate Quarries UK Ltd

Kresen Kernow is the state-of-the-art facility that houses the world’s largest collection of Cornish documents, books, maps, and photographs, dating from 1150 to the present day.The site provides a suite of public search rooms, conservation and preservation workshops, exhibition spaces, education rooms, and associated staff and volunteer facilities, while a new two storey extension provides archive storage in closely controlled environmental conditions, designed to BS5454 conservation standard.For the roof, the building’s designers wanted the closest match possible to Delabole – the indigenous Cornish slate that’s now extremely difficult to source.
One Angel Square

One Angel Square

Komfort Partitioning Ltd

The Polar System is a virtually frameless system with impressive acoustic capabilities, it allows for a combination of contemporary aesthetics and elegance, without compromising on function. Komfort’s Polar system was specified and installed throughout One Angel Square, including all the meeting rooms. With the integration of such high-performance interior elements, this former derelict site has now been developed into an exemplar sustainable building. Beyond sustainability and wellbeing standards, the use of Komfort’s bespoke Polar System enabled technology to be seamlessly integrated into the design, with the use of a booking system wired through the doorframe.
Victorian wooden sash windows for refurbishment project Wandsworth

Victorian wooden sash windows for refurbishment project Wandsworth

Lomax + Wood Limited

Made-to-order, period-style timber windows and doors from Lomax + Wood have been specified by a leading London-based developer in the ambitious and challenging conversion of The Book House, once the offices of the Wandsworth District Board of Works, to 17 private apartments. 95 made-to-order wooden high performance windows and doors. Non-bar traditional box sash windows with cords and weights with semi-circular head flush casements. The property lies within the historic Wandsworth Town Conservation Area. Elegant wooden sash and casement windows from the Kensington & Chelsea range by Lomax + Wood have been manufactured and installed as part of this expansive upgrade
Maintain social distancing rules with regular servicing of moveable walls

Maintain social distancing rules with regular servicing of moveable walls

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

According to Jovan Nel, head of Style’s moveable wall service and repair division, the need to ensure that operable walls are in good working order has caused a surge in demand. “Businesses, hotels, education facilities, local authority venues, community centres and healthcare trusts have all been booking our technicians to carry out routine servicing and inspections while lockdown restrictions eased,” said Jovan. Style has a nationwide team of fully trained engineers who are fully accredited to service and repair all makes of moveable wall, even if Style didn’t install it, from fully automatic systems to simple folding partitions.”

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