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Selectaglaze and Pilkington support CRASH with secondary glazing for new computer room

Selectaglaze Ltd

Selectaglaze helps create and enhance a computer suite at London homelessness charity, Caritas Anchor House as part of their on-going relationship with the CRASH charity. CRASH Chief Executive, Francesca Roberts contacted Selectaglaze asking if they would be willing to donate secondary glazing for the computer suite at Caritas Anchor House. Selectaglaze was happy to contribute and involved Pilkington with them donating the fire-resistant glass to support the installation. Three Series 40 units with 10mm Pyrodur fire-rated glass were installed, which has a beaded fixed frame system offering 30 minute fire integrity protection.

Castle Rock School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

The client Leicestershire County Council has placed sustainability at the top of their agenda for it’s new school programme, hence the reason for selecting an EPDM system capable of being recycled. In addition to laying insulation to a thickness of 180 mm the rooflights were connected to a central computer system ensuring the most effective and environmentally friendly provision of ventillation.

Rockfon offer high-performing intelligent acoustic solutions


The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick is one of the biggest campus libraries in Ireland and one of the most digitally advanced in the world. The €30m project includes a 7,600sqm extension and new facilities that offer students advanced computing, collaboration and communication spaces. Acoustic ceilings from Rockfon® are fitted throughout and play a pivotal role in helping the university realise its vision.

Mechanical smoke & passive ventilation at Beacon Tower

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd have supplied a mechanical smoke ventilation system to Beacon Tower, a recently renovated block of residential flats in Bristol. Mechanical smoke ventilation is a Fire Engineered Solution, designed to speedily remove smoke from common areas such as corridors and lobbies. It is a very efficient solution proven to work by using a design system known as CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Tech Hub

Bailey - Total Building Envelope

EBI’s Technical Hub in Cambridgeshire is a state-of-the-art facility for computer based Genome research.s. The complex façade design and construction was a key element of the project. The design of the building was by Abell Nepp, with the working drawings by Barber Casanova Ruffles, included anodised curved rainscreen panels for the façade of EBI’s Technical Hub. This design required a truly bespoke solution. Bailey Total Envelope was approached to help find a way to make the design a reality.

Overheating library is no sweat for Dearnleys

Astralux Blind System

Visitors to Horsforth Library in Leeds were having difficulty using the computers due to too much glare. In addition, in the summer the solar gain through the roof glazing was making the library uncomfortably hot. Dearnleys proposed the Astralux 6000 louvre blind system which is ideal for sloping glazing as the slats are securely held on rack arms. These arms allow the slats to be tilted to control light and glare. At this site the blinds were operated by a detachable crank handle but motorisation is also available.

Air conditioning technology Clima-Tect®

BASF Plc Basotect® Acoustic Melamine Foam

Rooms in computing centers with network cabinets are often fitted with false floors to accommodate the cabling. Through openings in the floors the cables are routed upwards. However, the cold air for cooling the servers escapes through these openings. With Clima-Tect®, these openings can be closed. Prepunched rectangles in the foam panels make it easier to pull out the cable openings so that the foam fits perfectly around the cables. Since Basotect® can be processed fiber-free, the sealing cushions can be installed while work is in progress.

Cambridge University, Engineering Department

Hacel Lighting Ltd

The University of Cambridge renovates the Department of Engineering's Electrical Division. With environmental sustainability in mind, the area has been refreshed and fitted with high efficiency Hacel Lighting products. As part of the refurbishment, class leading lighting has been installed in the department staff offices, computer study areas and engineering labs, creating a positive environment for both students and university staff. The range of superior quality, excellent performance, architectural Hacel luminaires bring together high efficiency, lower energy consumption, reduced maintenance and a long life expectancy.

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.

University of Birmingham Library

SAS International Ltd

Associated Architects chose SAS International to provide the high acoustic and finishing touches to the UoB academic interior fit-out. Anodised gold cladding and bulkheads were selected to encase the atrium lift-shafts, the main staircase and highlighting the university crest on the 4th floor. Three additional acoustic treatments for open soffit areas were specified over computer clusters and lounge spaces. SAS500 baffles and bespoke ring shaped and circular rafts were designed and manufactured by SAS to fulfil this requirement. The architects have effectively linked elements of the build to the next tying the theme of regency with modern amenities.

Expona Flow installed at Staffordshire University

Polyflor Ltd

Concrete effect Expona Flow PUR sheet vinyl flooring was used to create a contemporary interior design scheme at Staffordshire University’s Mellor Building in Stoke-on-Trent. The £4.5 million project to refurbish the top three floors of the Mellor Building, home to the Schools of Computing and Engineering, is part of a £40 million project to improve Staffordshire University's Stoke-on-Trent campuses. Installed by Westcotes Flooring Ltd contractors, the Dark Grey Concrete design used in break out and study areas inside the Mellor Building is from the Expona Flow Concrete collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring.

Kendrick Homes selects energy-efficient DRU gas fires for development of executive homes in West Midlands commuter village

DRU Fires

Kendrick Homes has selected DRU gas fires for ‘The Ridings’, a development of nine executive properties in the commuter village of Balsall Common, near Coventry. DRU Metro 100XT frameless gas fires are situated in six of the properties, with the other three having DRU Global 70XT models in fire surrounds. Both fires are balanced flue models, which do not require a chimney and are installed into a false chimneybreast. The fires have heat outputs of 7 kW, enough for a large living room. They feature realistic log fire displays and are operated by remote control.

The Lanesborough Hotel - London

Fixfast Ltd

All the rainwater outlets on the roof were in need of replacement, and Holborn Asphalt needed a simple, effective solution that would be compatible with the waterproofing membrane that they were installing.

Center for Mobile Propulsion

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

The BLB Aachen has realised another new construction project for the RWTH Aachen University: the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP) research centre, a competence centre for the exploration and advancement of engine technology. The three-part building complex was designed by Lepel & Lepel in Cologne.

CV Pumping

Anhydritec Ltd

A faster drying screed required over Lewis metal decking system on a first floor. Gyvlon FD, the screed is compatible with the Lewis system and gave the client the re assurance that the 6 week deadline would comfortably be achieved. Floor was dry for floor coverings after 28 days.

Replacing the 55,000m2 Roof Area at Euston Station


The 55,000m2 roof area of one of London's busiest train stations was in an advanced stage of deterioration. IKO PLC liaised with roofing contractors Weatherproofing Advisors to refine the specification. Working with the public, and in a commuter environment, Weatherproofing Advisors had the added challenge of completing the project through one of the worst winters in 50+ years.

Acoustic insulation in Seoul’s subway

BASF Plc Basotect® Acoustic Melamine Foam

BASF’s specialty foam Basotect® is used in the Metro Line 9 stations in Seoul, Korea, to provide a quieter and more comfortable experience for commuters. The sound-absorbing and flame-retardant Basotect® was installed behind perforated steel walls in 25 subway stations of line 9. The foam was also chosen by the operators for its ease of maintenance.

Surrey Primary School

Custom Audio Designs Ltd

Controlling reverbation in school performance space - Long reverberation time and high background noise levels made this a jarring uncomfortable performance space. After fitting an aesthetically pleasing custom shaped panel, suspended from hidden wires, the performers were no longer competing with the bad acoustics, providing a more relaxing experience. Conforms to BB93.

Premier Inn, Southend-on-Sea

Euroform Products

With amber and yellow Met Office alerts still fresh in people’s minds, ALD turned to Euroform’s Rendaboard when they were looking for a robust render carrier panel for their Southend-on-Sea Premier Inn project. What’s more, Rendaboard was also compatible with their choice of render: Jub’s Nanoxil, a thin-coat, self-cleaning silicone render.

North East Metro Stations

Stonhard UK Ltd

Stonhard Stonres RTZ was chosen to refurbish the platforms at metro stations in the North East of England. The product was chosen as it could be laid over the existing terrazzo tiles reducing down-time for the stations. The flooring system also offers sound absorbing properties and isn't as hard as terrazzo tiles under foot providing added comfort for busy commuters

Dark chevron and sharp contrasts

BIM Flooring (UK)

Dark chevron flooring has proved to be a very popular choice of late, and has certainly made its way into many luxury apartments due to its perfect compatibility with marble. This apartment also made use of different materials such as metal and glass, as well as sharp colour contrasts to define the modern aesthetic we see here in the finished product.

The Hepworth Wakefield

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

The Hepworth Gallery required access to their low pitched roofs to facilitate safe working at height when carrying out external glazing cleaning and general maintenance. The concrete design of the building resulted in a thin roof construction, so The Gallery needed to ensure that any systems installed were fit-for-purpose, fully tested and compatible. With such a prestigious and architecturally prominent building, it was imperative that the chosen system also suited the design of the building.

Silence and the City – Ambient Noise Reducing Sliding Sash Windows

Bereco Ltd

Bereco noise reducing sliding sash windows provided the perfect mix of design compatibility, high energy ratings needed to satisfy Code for Sustainable Homes, and most importantly a dB rating that surpassed the requirement. With a glazing dB rating of 46dB, the overall window provides a rating of 42dB and a Bluesky A rating. We were able to supply test evidence and certification which supports the data, therefore offering complete clarity and assurance.

Ski Dubai -Mall of the Emirates - Dubai

FSi Limited

Dubai Ski Dome is situated in The Mall of the Emirates in the Al Barsha district of Dubai. It is the second largest Mall in the Middle East being some 2.4 million sq/ft in size. It is the only Ski “resort” in the Middle East. All product endured rigorous testing to ensure that they would be compatible with the extreme low temperatures required to keep the snow good for skiing. FSi Ltd Pyrocoustic Intumescent Sealant was used extensively throughout the Ski Dome.

ARC Celebrate First 2018 Award Win

ARC Building Solutions Limited

On Tuesday 3rd April 2018, ARC Building Solutions won the category of Best Site Product in the Housebuilder Product Awards. ARC’s unique Fire Stopping System at the Party Wall and Eaves was judged award-winner by a panel of experts from the industry. Now in their sixth year, the awards celebrate the best products in housebuilding in the U.K. ARC will attend a celebratory lunch in June with other award winners and will compete for the overall Product of the Year at this years’ Housebuilder Awards in November.

Park House - Finsbury Circus

Boon Edam Limited

Once known as Moor Fields, Finsbury Circus is the last remaining part of London’s oldest public parks with its first opening back in 1607. Positioned with enviable frontages onto Eldon Street and Finsbury Circus is Park House. Located close to Liverpool Street and Moorgate Station providing convenient access for commuters, the commercial property benefits from two busy entrances; Finsbury Circus entrance and the Broadgate entrance. Discover the refurbishment of both entrances in this project study.

Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year finalists confirmed

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

The regional heats of the prestigious Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition, sponsored by Crown Paints, have completed and eight decorators are ready to take part in the national final in November. Apprentice decorators from Scotland, Wales, the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands, and the South West will go on to compete in the final, held during the WorldSkills UK LIVE event at Birmingham’s NEC. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Crown Paints’ sponsorship of the competition, which is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

New Urban Development Roof Benefits From 1 Hour Curing Screed


Whilst considering various options, IKO provided Bellway Homes with information on their asphalt based IKO Permascreed system, which was compatible with the IKO Permatec solution to follow. The application of IKO Permascreed not only ensures fast track application, but also provides a temporary waterproofing layer prior to installation of the IKO Permatec top layer. Once cured the IKO Permascreed layer was robust enough to accept the type of traffic and concentrated loads associated with the installation of a flat roof waterproofing system.

Crown Paints announce Apprentice Decorator of the Year finalists

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

Eight aspiring apprentice decorators will soon be going head-to-head in the final of this year’s national Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition held during the WorldSkills UK LIVE event in Birmingham. The annual competition, which is now in its 39th year, is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and sponsored by Crown Paints along with other industry leaders such as British Gypsum. Hundreds of apprentices currently enrolled on painting and decorating courses competed this year, hoping to hone their skills and set themselves apart from their peers.

City of London Freemen’s School (Swimming Pool)

BASWA acoustic AG

Acoustics are a particular issue in swimming pools due to the large areas of tiling, and because water itself is also highly reflective of sound. Hawkins\Brown architects needed a material that would provide high performance sound absorption whilst being compatible with the specialist environmental conditions of a pool. As this is within a school, speech intelligibility is of particular importance for learning – and the BASWA discretely provides this crucial function. BASWA was chosen for its high acoustic performance and system quality including the marble surface coating, which may be used in high humidity environments as standard.

Lime Tree Passivhaus, Swaffham, Norfolk

Recticel Insulation

Recticel Insulation's Eurothane GP was used in the floor of Lime Tree Passivhaus. Architect Chris Parsons: “Passivhaus requires high levels of insulation and the avoidance of thermal bridging, which the Recticel product helped to achieve.” Jody Murfit, director at contractor Grocott & Murfit: “The project generally was quite challenging due to the curve but the Recticel insulation was easy to install. We just cut it to size, doubled it up and taped it.” Eurothane GP is a high performance rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation suitable for ground floor applications and compatible with underfloor heating systems.

London Aquatics Centre made Watertight with GCP Preprufe® Waterproofing System

GCP Applied Technologies

The London Olympics Aquatics Centre has been given a watertight seal with the application of Preprufe® waterproofing membrane from GCP Applied Technologies. GCP was able to meet the architects’ full requirements combining the Preprufe® comprehensive waterproofing and gas protection with a range of fully compatible pre-applied and post-applied membrane systems. The specification of the Preprufe® waterproofing system has ensured that after the Olympic games, the facility will continue to benefit from long term waterproofing and gas protection performance befitting of the Olympics Legacy. Find out more.

Magply Render Board : Prime Folio are the designers of an apartment development on an elevated site specify a highly weather resistant render finish to the elevations, applied across Magply boards.


Graham Wakeman a Director of Wakes Construction Ltd., commented: “Old Street in Chatham is a prominent building, potentially exposed to severe weather where getting the exterior finishes right is critical. As the architects, Prime Folio identified the Baumit render system as the best for the situation, then through conversation with Baumit and the installer, it was a matter of matching it with a compatible substrate board: with Magply being chosen.” Despite offering good adhesion for the decorative render system, Magply boards are very moisture stable thanks to their modified MgO formulation that also represents an environmentally friendly alternative.

Mass Rapid Transit: Fall Protection System Required for Rooftop

Latchways plc - an MSA Brand

The MRT project is a planned 3-line mass rapid transit system with a total of 101 stations. Klang Valley MRT is poised to be the backbone of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and is expected to become operational in phases and save 280 million man hours annually in commuter travelling time. The roofs required engineered horizontal lifeline systems for workers to be kept safe while performing periodic maintenance tasks. These systems had to be robustly designed to arrest a worker’s fall and also protect the building envelope from damage in the event of a fall.

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