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WilkinsonEyre makes Vandersanden the educated choice for Queen Mary University

Vandersanden Brick

Award-winning global practice, WilkinsonEyre, specified bricks and brick slips from innovation-led manufacturer, Vandersanden, to emphasise the horizontal volumes and architectural context of the contemporary, new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University in London. Zero®, a new brick system from Vandersanden, offers a contemporary joint-free appearance and was WilkinsonEyre’s material of choice for the external walls of this 80m-long, seven-storey ground-scraper. Instead of being pointed up to the face of the bricks, the mortar is set well back, with rainwater draining behind. The use of brick draws attention to the horizontality of the building’s volumes and blends with neighbouring buildings

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.

Queen's University, Belfast

Wienerberger Ltd

In the course of the restructuring and refurbishment of a multi-storey library tower (MST) for the School of Law and the linkage of the tower to the adjacent Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC) to form a new student hub at Queen’s University in Belfast, the architects TODD decided to use Wienerberger’s Lincoln Red brick to tie the scheme into its surroundings. Generally, the brick was laid traditionally, but brick slips secured to a proprietary backing board were also used to form soffits and glazed into the curtain walling on the PFC façade.

Bow River Village, London

Ancon

This mixed use development on the southern fringes of the Olympic Park utilised the Nexus® system to achieve flawless brick-faced soffits to the hundreds of door and window heads. Nexus is a two-part brick soffit system that combine a high integrity stainless steel brickwork support system with custom-designed prefabricated brick faced soffit units. Being 70% lighter than traditional cast concrete solutions, the Nexus soffit system is simply lifted and bolted into position by hand and, as the brick slip facing is manufactured from the same batch as the main brickwork, presents a perfect colour and texture match for flawless transitions.

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’.

006. Palais Coburg, Vienna

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain UK

The Palais Coburg in Vienna was bought by POK Pühringer, a private foundation, with the intention to convert it into a luxury hotel resort. The architect goal was to reveal and use the beauty of the old and well-preserved bricks beneath the entrance hall by building a skylight above it. Vetrotech recommended the use of Lite-Floor, a walkable fire-resistant glass solution, which resists fire for up to 30 minutes. This eye-catcher made of glass, features a special screen printing on its surface, which acts both as a design element and a protective anti-slip layer.

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

Dublin Apartments, the performance benefits to Magply boards have been utilised in the specification of an advanced offsite system being employed in the construction of a new apartment building.

IPP Ltd

The five storey building is being clad across different elevations with either the Permarock exterior wall insulation system or the Dutch manufactured Brickworld brick slip system. Both are on Rockwool material fixed to an outside layer of 9mm Magply sheathing which also provides an additional 1 hour fire protection to the structure from the outside. : “Overall the Magply is easy to cut and fix, while as an MgO product it can get wet as many times as you want. That helps with programme timing while the price-point also makes it very affordable compared to other fire safe products'.

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.

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.

A New Slip-Resistant Walkway Waterproofing System

IKO PLC

IKO Polimar FCS is a high performance cold applied, two part, fast curing waterproofing system was a perfect solution for this project as it cured within 20 minutes. Also, being a self-levelling and slip resistant product, it enabled residents to come and go within minutes of it being applied.

Turning traditional brickwork on its head to deliver a stunning, award-winning luxury home

Vandersanden Brick

An award-winning, luxury home in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, 4 Views is designed to make the most of its location, also makes its own bold statement thanks to an imaginative combination of materials, including lass, timber and bricks created by the innovation-led, manufacturer, Vandersanden. A remarkable new build with a distinctive architectural design from Winchester-based firm, AR Design Studio, 4 Views incorporates Dark Vandersanden Morven brickwork which creates tonal contrast with cedar cladding and floor to ceiling glass doors and windows to set this home apart, giving it a balanced, calm identity, at one with the landscape.

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.

BONA PROVIDES SLIP RESISTANT SURFACE IN FOOD SERVICE AREA

Bona Limited

A combination of primer and non-slip, waterborne lacquer from Bona was used to renovate the oak floor in a food service area at Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Leeds. Bona Intense primer delivered a subtle grain enriching effect and Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip was chosen for its combination of high durability and low level slip potential that surpasses the HSE’s low level slip classification of 36+ when tested using the Pendulum (CoF) test. Floors finished with Bona Traffic HD can be put back into full use after just 12 hours – perfect when avoiding downtime is a key requirement.

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.

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

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.

Singapore Cruise Ship Install

Evergreens UK Ltd - LazyLawn®-EverRoof™

Our unique fixing system allows the artificial surface to be permanently attached to the painted ship deck, but allows for easy removal when the ship comes back for a re-fit in the future. In contrast to conventional fixing systems, this method removes the need of messy water blasting to remove the adhesive from the deck.

Singapore Cruise Ship Install

Evergreens UK Ltd - LazyLawn®-EverRoof™

Our unique fixing system allows the artificial surface to be permanently attached to the painted ship deck, but allows for easy removal when the ship comes back for a re-fit in the future. In contrast to conventional fixing systems, this method removes the need of messy water blasting to remove the adhesive from the deck.

Singapore Cruise Ship Install

Evergreens UK Ltd - LazyLawn®-EverRoof™

Our unique fixing system allows the artificial surface to be permanently attached to the painted ship deck, but allows for easy removal when the ship comes back for a re-fit in the future. In contrast to conventional fixing systems, this method removes the need of messy water blasting to remove the adhesive from the deck.

Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship

Brintons Carpets Ltd

Celebrity Edge is the first in Celebrity Cruises’ new class of ship, built to appeal to the contemporary traveller. The cruise line engaged a number of world renowned designers for their first ship in a new fleet of four, including Tom Wright who designed Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel and Kelly Hoppen MBE with a guiding brief to bring the ocean closer, blurring boundaries between inside and out. Brintons worked with Christy Morales, Designer at Royal Caribbean Ltd to provide nearly 36,000m2 of luxury custom Axminster carpets to the 129,500 tonne $1 billion luxury liner.

AATi Anti-slip Stair Nosings for London Bridge Station

AATi (Antislip Antiwear Treads International)

AATi supplied a staggering 2500 metres (1.55 miles) of cast metal anti-slip stair nosings for the major re-development at London Bridge Station! AATi worked closely with Laing O’Rourke to develop a phased delivery schedule in order to hit key milestones during the projects construction from January 2016 right through to December 2017. Due to the unique ability to manufacture bespoke cast metal products, AATi were on hand to resolve an issue on the project by designing a bespoke nosing to fit around the handrail posts throughout the station.

Polysafe flooring offers sustainable slip resistance at Stockmoor Lodge care home

Polyflor Ltd

Safety flooring from Polyflor was chosen to help create a safe yet homely interior design scheme for Somerset Care’s Stockmoor Lodge in Bridgwater. Stockmoor Lodge is a modern, purpose-built nursing home with specialist dementia care provision that can accommodate up to 90 residents. Three safety flooring collections featuring sustainable wet slip resistance were used throughout communal areas and bathrooms within the care home – Polysafe Wood fx PUR wood effect flooring, Polysafe Hydro Evolve flooring for continually wet areas and Expona Control PUR luxury vinyl tiles.

28,000mm2 Free Area

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Our newest designed cast iron 225x225 air brick allows for an unprecedented free area of 28,000mm2. It is known as the MAX9 air brick and has recently been cast in Oxfordshire, near Cotswolds and is ideally suited to period properties looking for enhanced ventilation. Existing customers include Prime Minister Cameron for installation in Chequers as well as Jesus College Cambridge

New Build House - Hemsec SIPs

Hemsec Insulated Panels

A new build house in Woolton, Liverpool, on a garden site. The house is comprised of a two storey, rendered bedroom block sat atop a solid, long-format brick living block. The ground floor steps down to provide increased-height primary living spaces, on a level with the south­ west facing rear garden.

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.....

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.

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