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Alumasc Skyline adds perfect finishing touch to new Channel Island homes

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Alumasc Skyline Facia, Soffit & Copings, part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), provided the perfect finishing touch for four £2 million homes on the site of a former nursing home in Jersey. The design of the new homes called for a practical facia and soffit system which would be aesthetically pleasing and competitively priced. The architect, Scott Smith of Godel Architects, worked with Jeff Russ, the contractor, and Precision Plastics, Alumasc’s Jersey stockists, to achieve the perfect look.

PCA Predict

Amtico International

For PCA Predict in Worcester, the need to choose new flooring came earlier than expected. Contemporary, sleek, practical and durable were the keywords for this flooring project. After a false start with the cork floor, Office Manager Philippa Jaine was keen to achieve a contemporary look, but one that would also be able to cope with the footfall and, most importantly, would cause minimum disruption to the staff during installation. Combining the main entrance and breakout area, the total flooring space measured 95m2.

Acoustic fencing provides peace and quiet at a redeveloped residential area in London

Jacksons Fencing

A housing estate in North London was recently redeveloped to provide more houses and flats to cope with the ever growing demand in the capital. Because the estate is near to a busy road and behind many shops, restaurants and light industrial properties, an acoustic barrier was required to mitigate the noise of deliveries, traffic and general day-to-day noise. To achieve the desired reduction in noise, we supplied 135 metres of 6m high Jakoustic® Reflective fencing to run alongside the estate behind the adjacent commercial properties.

Unique rainwater solution for Leicester’s Centre for Medicine

Alutec

The £42 million Passivhaus and BREEAM Certificate of Excellence holding Centre for Medicine built for The University of Leicester comprises three towers of differing heights linked by glass-roofed atria. Whilst visually stunning, the building posed a significant rainwater drainage challenge, therefore complex calculations and bespoke components had to be made to cope with the cascading run-off. Marley Alutec worked very closely with the architects and roofing contractor, providing all flow calculations and matrices for the complicated cascading roof system.

Portavadie Marina Resort: A 2.5m high screen of Italia-100 panels was installed to provide 100% visual screening.

Lang+Fulton

Lang+Fulton were asked to supply louvred screening to provide shelter and a visual barrier for the café and outdoor pool areas at the Portavadie Marina Resort. A 2.5m high screen of Italia-100 panels was installed to provide 100% visual screening. The louvres have a free area of 29%, which helps to reduce wind loading, but, in order to cope with potential storm force conditions, the RHS posts were specially designed in accordance with BS EN 1991-1-4.

Liverpool Street Station

MIW Water Cooler Experts

Installation of Liverpool Street Station’s WRAS approved robust bottle filling stations to provide passengers with an alternative hydration solutions when travelling. The drinking fountains installed are quick and easy to use in order to cope with the high volume of station passengers (66 million every year), highly durable and vandal resistant. The chosen units are designed to be accessible to all, in conformity with the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and the UK’s Equality Act (2010). WE continue to provide aftercare service for these bottle fillers.

Iraq, Afghanistan & Gulf War Memorial - Portland Stone

stoneCIRCLE

The memorial to the dead in the Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf conflicts was produced in Jordans Basebed Portland Stone and is composed of 10 blocks, the largest of which weighed 7000kg each. In fact they were so heavy that stoneCIRCLE's lifting equipment could not cope with them and we had to buy in a 15 tonne crane to help with the job. The crane now makes life much easier for the team that unloads the delivery lorries. The stone is smooth and lettered on the back and front but rough hewn on the other 2 sides.

Gerrards Cross - Driveway Installation

CORE Landscape Products

CORE Landscape Products visited the customer’s property in Gerrards Cross to repair and redesign their driveway. The customer was unhappy at the condition of their driveway after it had been damaged as a result of extensive building works on the property. They also requested to have the surface compliment the building whilst making access to the property more efficient. Due to the need for disabled access, it was extremely important to create a driveway with stabilized gravel.

Gravel Driveway Installation

CORE Landscape Products

The client required a gravel driveway that could withstand the use of larger vehicles, in this case, most notably ambulance access. A DDA compliant surface had to be laid due to the client’s disability, teamed with an application that could combat the waterlogging that was being caused by excess water coming off the adjacent farmer’s field. Funded by the local council, the costs covered the materials as well as the cost of preparing the existing ground for the grid.

Alojas Biznesa Centrs, Latvia

AET Flexible Space

The development is one of the most modern office centres in Riga, refurbished in 2009 to A-class standards. The building of 16,000 sq m comprises six floors of offices and a multi-level underground car park. Latvia is well known for its fluctuating weather conditions and the underfloor air conditioning system was specified to provide heating and cooling for the building due to its ability to cope with these fluctuating demands, whilst maintaining optimum low energy performance. Awarded most Energy Efficient and Most Sustainable Building in Latvia 2011

SuDS Scheme - Keighley West Yorkshire

GreenBlue Urban Ltd

To maximise the value of the tree planting,the pits were used as storm water attenuation and treatment pits, taking water from the carriageway, passing it through a stone layer on the top of the tree pit and then filtering it down through the Arborsoil Hydro soil mix provided for the root growth. The water then transferred through a clean stone layer to an underdrain to a storm water drain. This method of conveyance gives an acceptable level of pollutant removal and slows the water down so that the existing drainage network can cope with the increasingly violent storm events.

Liquid gutter liner applied to metal gutter in Glasgow

Liquasil Ltd

This project involved sealing a metal gutter in Glasgow. Leaks were present at most of the steel profile joints and rust was evident throughout. Heavy rust and soiling was first removed and then the entire length of the gutter was treated with Liquasil's corrosion primer, to prevent further rusting. Once cured, Liquasil Non Sag Sealer was applied to all joints. Non Sag Sealer has 1400% elasticity, to cope with extreme thermal movement. The whole gutter was then coated with Liquasil One to form a seamless and leak-free gutter lining.

Replicates of post office stone on new house build

Procter Cast Stone

We originally got the inquiry for cast stone product for this new property through an exhibition stand we had at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon, and were then subsequently commissioned to go ahead with the project in August 2010. The client required window surrounds, quoins, ashlar walling blocks, copings and a dentil course around the top of the building. One special requirement was that the stone had to replicate that of an post office in Whitney, Oxfordshire, which the architectural design of the new building would also broadly follow.

GYPSOL Classic used in Code 6 development

GYPSOL - LKAB

The designer required a screed which could offer a rapid response to changes in the air temperature within the house both in terms of heating and cooling. Additionally it had to offer a thin section to reduce material use and to help reduce the physical mass of screed that had to be warmed. This was to help with achieving efficiency with the ground source heat pump and allow the unit to heat the screed at very low temperatures. It also required a screed that could be easily placed at both ground and first floor. Gypsol Classic was the perfect solution.

SuDS Permeable Paving, Park and Ride, Truckcell, Truro, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

Cornwall Council identified a requirement for a Porous Paving system for a park and ride being built in the east of the city. The system would need to meet all planning limitations relating to run off and cope with coach overrun as well as being able to resist the forces exerted by manoeuvring HGVs. Truckcell is a highly effective source control system that manages storm water run off, as well as a cost effective SuDS compliant porous paving solution that facilitates rapid installation. Truckcell is manufactured using 100% recycled plastic and can withstand frequent HGV overrun

Holland Green, Kensington

CCL Wetrooms

The luxurious apartments at Holland Green required the supply of wetroom drainage and waterproofing solutions into 134 bathrooms, suitable for use on a solid floor. CCL Wetrooms specified the installation of a Linear Screed Drain with a bespoke length Stone-Infill Grill into each shower area. The Linear Screed Drain was positioned flush against the shower wall and installed with either a single or double trap, capable of coping with flow rates of up to 56 l/min. To waterproof the floors and walls of the wetrooms, we recommended the installation of Tilesafe waterproofing membrane and Flexible Wall Membrane.

Pure Gym

CCL Wetrooms

The award winning Pure Gym brand required a waterproofing solution for the shower cubicles in their new Southampton gymnasium. The shower blocks needed to be fully waterproofed and appropriate drainage systems installed, capable of coping with continuous flow rates of 24 L/min. Modular Wet-Floor Systems were specified for the timber floors and floor formers were butted together and installed side by side, creating individual falls towards the contemporary linear drains. In addition, floor formers were installed alongside the cubicles resulting in the whole shower area being laid to fall.

Decking - The Eden Project

Gripsure (UK) Ltd

The Eden Project installed a Treetop Canopy Walkway in the Humid Tropics Biome. The walkway needed to be accessible to wheelchairs and buggies as well as being able to cope with heavy footfall and the severe environment of the Humid Tropics Biome. The Biome is maintained at 30°C and 60% humidity where materials degrade more quickly than in a normal external environment. Rather than using conventional decking that becomes slippery when wet, Eden chose GripsurePro Contemporary non-slip decking. Eden were delighted with the outcome and very happy with the added safety the product brings to their visitors.

Decking - Berkeley Homes Taplow Riverside

Gripsure (UK) Ltd

Over 10,000 linear meters of custom non-slip Cumaru decking was supplied to Taplow Riverside with a single non-slip strip. The decking was predominantly used for balconies on the Jubilee Wharf and Jubilee Mill Apartments. The remainder was supplied for homes with private Thames moorings ensuring peace of mind for residents. For projects located near water, naturally durable timber is required to ensure a long in service life that copes well with the surrounding environment. Cumaru is classified within BS EN 350-2 as Class 1 Very Durable with a 25+ year expected in service life.

Bells Sports Centre, Perth

Sika Sarnafil

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the iconic Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth, needed a new roof to protect the building. With the previous roof membrane nearing 30 years old the centre needed a long-term and robust roofing solution. The product of choice was the mechanically fixed Sarnafil S327-15 EL Light Grey as it is more than able to cope with all the extremes of the Scottish weather and has been certified by the BBA to last in excess of 40 years. The durability of the single ply material ensured a long-lasting solution for the project.

Stunning architecture meets stunning safety

3M DBI-SALA Fall Protection

Another project from the legendary architect, Santiago Calatrava, the Agora (6,000 seat open air auditorium) is set within the City of Arts & Science complex. Problem: Traditional fall protection systems unable to cope with Irregular shaped construction. Restrictive access. Fall protection system must be unobtrusive and blend in with appearance of building. Solution: Rail system was specified at design stage ensuring a highly cost effective solution. Rail system was supplied in a white powder coated finish to complement the building. Provided a safety solution during the building phase.

Cast Stone for New Majestic Wine Retails Unit

Procter Cast Stone

A new build retail premises for Majestic Wine, which used cast stone walling, quoins and copings, and these to contrast with red brick to create a striking and contemporary piece of architecture. Some of the cast stone products were rebated to create a shadow-gap effect. Working together, Procter Cast Stone and the architect developed a scheme that achieved the desired distinctive visual appearance alongside brickwork and glass, but with cast stone units that were as economical to manufacture as possible. This enabled the architect to meet the client's brief while maintaining tight control over budgets.

Sandtex Trade 365 proves its worth in cold-weather makeover

Sandtex Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

COMMUNITY housing in Birmingham was given a fresh new look over winter - despite challenging weather conditions. Twelve homes in the Smith’s Wood area of the city had been identified for redecoration work by the Family Optima Community Association. But the falling temperature meant the plan to repaint the external elevations to each property required a special solution. The specification services team at Crown Paints selected Sandtex Trade 365 All-Weather Masonry Paint – a product that has been used on the homes in the past and one which is able to cope with cold conditions.

T-T Supply Pumping Station to Bargeddie Recycling Hub

T-T

The Bargeddie Recycling Hub is undergoing a development to become a fully enclosed residual Materials Recycling Facility. This facility collates, mechanically treats and stores waste for onward thermal treatment. In addition to this, an office and visitor hub has been built, to provide welfare for staff as well as provide space for visitors to learn about the site and Scotland’s wider waste management priorities. The hub required a pumping station that could cope with the size of the plant, situated under a heavily trafficked road. T-T selected a 2.5m Jupiter Pumping Station, from their BBA approved Range.

Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions for Octagon Developments' luxury country mansion in Virginia Water

CCL Wetrooms

CCL Wetrooms Installation team were approached by Octagon Developments to supply and install wetroom systems and waterproofing solutions into the master bathroom, gym and three guest en-suites at their luxury house in Virginia Water. Linear Screed Drains were recommended for installation into each of the wet areas, capable of coping with flow rates of up to 29 L/min. Falls were created within the screed before the Linear Screed Drains and solid linear floor & wall grills were installed into the required position within each bathroom. RIW Tilesafe & FWM were used to fully waterproof the wetrooms.

NAB Docklands, VIC

Classic Architectural Group

Environmental sustainability and accessibility for the local community were key elements of the building design. Located between Southern Cross Station and Etihad Stadium, this visually stunning building with its signature triangular design would be used daily by thousands of workers, the resulting foot traffic generated required a matting system able to cope with this volume of pedestrians. Capable of reducing the external to internal flow of debris and moisture, without distracting from the image and appeal of the building and being made from recyclable materials, made Integra Vantt 5500 the ideal choice to enhance this busy public space.

Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi

Guthrie Douglas

The control of light and heat were central to the building's sustainability strategy. Tensioned shading systems were specified on the more challenging glazed structures due to their ability to be discrete and elegant whilst also strong enough to cope with extreme temperatures under the intense desert sun. Guthrie Douglas’ TESS™ 140 systems were installed in a very tight space on the roof glazing over the main sports hall. Being involved in the project from a very early stage meant we could integrate our systems into the complex surrounding structure to the point that they are invisible when retracted.

Liquid gutter liner to metal gutter

Liquasil Ltd

This metal gutter was leaking in various places and several repairs had been undertaken over many years. Liquasil’s liquid gutter lining system was specified because the SWT primer actively treats any rust that is present and prevents further rusting. All joints and fixings are permanently sealed with Non-Sag Sealer. Non-Sag Sealer is a thixotropic coating with 1400% elasticity that easily copes with thermal movement associated with metal gutters. The final stage is the apply a single coat of Liquasil One along the entire length of the gutter, to provide a seamless, leak-free finish.

Easy Glass Max decking glass balustrade - Amsterdam tower rooftop

Q-railing

The A’DAM Tower is a well-known landmark in Amsterdam, the building rises to almost 100 metres and provides views over the whole city. Its renovation involved adding a glass balcony balustrade around the rooftop terrace. Q-railing agreed the use of the Easy Glass Max system with architect OeverZaaijer Architecture (OZ). This high-grade glass balcony railing solution can cope with line loads in excess of 5 kN/m, with modern looks and maximum transparency. OZ were immediately convinced that Easy Glass Max was a perfect fit. In total, 110 metres of railing were installed.

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

GreenBlue Urban Ltd

Central to the Green Avenues plan was Sauchiehall Street a showcase on how green infrastructure can be used to change human behaviour by challenging the dominance of vehicles in the public realm. Twenty eight specimen trees have been planted in full GreenBlue Urban ArborSystems, providing a strong visual segregation between vehicles and pedestrians/cyclists. The tree pits are linked together, providing maximum rooting space in uncompacted aerated soil, giving the trees the best opportunity of attaining species potential. As well as the aesthetic attractiveness, these trees also provide a measure of pollution absorbance, and help cope with stormwater management

LIV Student Accomodation

Sertus

LIV Student Accommodation was completed in early 2020 by ISG Plc. Sertus worked with the project M&E contractors to deliver a smoke control system that coped with the challenges of forty metre extended corridors on the upper stories. The system comprises two Sertus Roof Mechanical Pod Residential (RMP-R) units, one at either end of the V-shaped building. The Pods are fitted with air-inlet dampers to avoid pressure build-up whilst clearing the corridors. The system also interfaces with the fire alarm system and controls a natural smoke control system on the lower levels of the building.

Franke supply washtroughs to Halcross Academy in Doncaster for washroom revamp

Franke Sissons Ltd

Franke were thrilled to be chosen to provide products Hallcross Academy, Doncaster for their newly refurbished washrooms. Franke provided two solid surface washtroughs for the refurbishment. Cast in a single mould without any seams or joints Franke's solid surface composite washtroughs have been designed to cope with the harshest conditions. The smooth, pore-free and high gloss gelcoat surface also makes it hygienic and easy to clean. Chris Kightley, Project Manager at Flush Washrooms commented “We use Franke Sissons products regularly on our projects, especially their solid surface range, as we know that we are guaranteed the highest quality.”

Expona flooring makes a big splash at Surf Snowdonia

Polyflor Ltd

Expona Commercial PUR luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor were installed inside the visitor centre at the world’s first inland surfing lagoon, Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc. Approximately 700 m² of Expona Commercial flooring in the Weathered Country Plank design was installed by JDP Flooring in the Surf Side Café and shop inside the centre’s HUB Building. Peter Hinde, General Manager commented, “This flooring fits perfectly with the natural, inspired by the outdoors interior design scheme we wanted to achieve. In practical terms, the floor is also coping extremely well with the high number of visitors we are attracting every day.”

Shadex 260 Elliptical solar shade system in aluminium reduces costs on £1.1 million renovation at Beths Grammar School, Bexley

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products

A £1.1 million renovation at Beths Grammar School in Bexley, Greater London included a new ultra-modern reception with full height glazing. Ingleton Wood LLP architects specified aluminium solar shading by Dales Fabrications with the Shadex 260 elliptical blade to reduce solar gain and solar glare. The Shadex 260 blade because it is self supporting up to 5m centres, making it ideal for the apex of the very large over-hanging canopy above the new main entrance. It was specified in combination with a low maintenance curved Aluminium Fascia Soffit and Meridian wall coping system, both manufactured by Dales.

Stokenchurch - Gravel Driveway Installation

CORE Landscape Products

The clients had a steep 1 in 5 slope that was difficult and dangerous to drive on during the winter conditions. The driveway sloped away from the property and swept around towards a newly constructed garage at the bottom of the slope. Mrs & Mrs Vaughan had two vehicles, a 4 x 4 and a sports car. They wanted a surface that would provide safe access for both pedestrians and vehicle’s approaching the driveway whilst keeping with the rural nature of the property.

Maidenhead - Driveway Installation

CORE Landscape Products

n this project our clients were a group of eight families who are all residents living on National Trust Land in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The trust had insisted on a new gravel road as the existing gravel was waterlogged and filled with pot holes due to its close proximity to a now redundant pond. The residents were unhappy that the road was a nuisance to drive on as the pot holes were rapidly increasing due to the frequent care use and weekly refuge collection.

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