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Joseph Black Building

Sika Sarnafil

The Joseph Black Building, found in the King’s Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh, houses the School of Chemistry and is one of the oldest buildings on the campus. But its existing copper roof covering had come to the end of its natural life. Sika Sarnafil’s flagship Sarnafil Plus refurbishment offer was the perfect solution for this project. Sika Sarnafil Membrane S327-15EL in Patina Green was chosen to replace the old roof covering, as the local authority planning department advised that this product was an acceptable replacement for the original copper roofs on the listed building.


Wallgate Ltd

Manufactured to be reliable, durable and robust, our solid surface sanitaryware products are ideal for the education sector. The busy corridors and washrooms in schools, colleges and universities are exposed to high volume of use meaning a robust, long-lasting, reliable washroom solution is best. Solid surface is easy to maintain and the best solution in environments where standard sanitaryware is not enough. What’s more, our sanitaryware and intelligent water controls are designed to be efficient in water and energy use, providing your buildings with economical washrooms for years to come.

Mental Health

Wallgate Ltd

Working closely with NHS Trusts and hospitals, we have developed the ideal range of sanitaryware products suitable for all mental healthcare applications from low risk environments to high security forensic healthcare, including disable-use compliant options, too. These products are designed to be normal in appearance, highly damage-resistant and anti-ligature. What’s more, our intelligent water controls deliver efficient water and energy use and help prevent legionella, providing your buildings with safer and cost effective washrooms for years to come.

aVOID – mobile in style, Italy

Hawa Sliding Solutions AG

Getting by with little is architect Leonardo Di Chiara’s modus operandi. With his tiny house, the young Italian architect made a dream come true: he can travel across the country independently with his own four walls. His transportable home comprises just 9 square meters but includes all the necessities, even including some luxury in the form of a “rooftop terrace.” The founder of Tinyhouse University in Italy relied on the HAWA Concepta 25 pivot/slide-in hardware system for his kitchen doors.

Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle Uni

Hardscape Products Ltd

Located on Science Central, the USB opened in Autumn 2017 and is a new hub for science, business, living and leisure at the heart of Newcastle. The building welcomes the public and academics alike and has been designed to stand out as a beacon of technical innovation Externally, it is striking with a high-tech glass façade. As part of the project development, Hardscape helped supply materials for Science Square – a generous new public realm space. This draws people into the ground floor where the public, technology and data come together in the forum space, café and ‘showcase labs

Creating a Vibrant and Attractive Office Environment, Including the Roof!


A detailed visual and physical inspection, together with core and moisture probe analysis carried out by IKO on the roof, patio and walkway areas, indicated that the waterproofing membrane was in a condition commensurate with the age and the type of the traditional membranes installed. They had become fragile and brittle. The decks were saturated due to water ingress, and natural ageing had played a principle part in the deterioration of the waterproofing system. The build-up would not have met the requirements of the current building regulations Part L. IKO worked to refine the specification for the main roof,

Welsh School Benefits from a 20 Year Single Point Guarantee Roofing System


With roofs in a poor condition the County Council were looking for a phased approach to their refurbishment programme. The school wanted a solution that delivered a robust, long-lasting system that could be quickly and safely installed, from a manufacturer that could provide comprehensive technical support throughout the project. IKO assisted Monmouthshire County Council with a detailed survey report, including intrusive core sample analysis. The roofs although weathered were in a condition to receive an overlay with a new IKO Goldseal Hybrid system together with new rooflights and a tapered insulation scheme.

Oakworth Homes Timber Frame use 9mm Magply in Timber Frame Construction.


Oakworth design team recommends the use of Magply whenever the site survey and pre-contract assessment identifies a specific risk to adjacent properties in the event of a fire. The Magply boards also offer resistance to racking loads, both as part of the completed structure and during the installation process. Oakworth Production staff discovered that it not only cuts better, but the boards are not prone to cracking or splitting with the pressurised nail guns. It comes down to engineering and the design and we will always factor in the safety considerations, advising clients according on Magply as an option.

Kirklee's College - Huddersfield

Johnstone's Trade Paints - a brand of PPG Industries

A variety of products from Johnstone’s Trade’s Ecological Solutions range have played their part in ensuring a new £74 million state-of-the-art campus building for Kirklees College has received a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.The team decorated the vast majority of the building’s interior with Johnstone’s Acrylic Durable Matt and Covaplus Vinyl Matt; two core products from the range. In addition, Johnstone’s Satin Finish was used for the interior wood and metalwork, while Johnstone’s Professional Undercoat and Gloss were used to protect the exterior steelwork.

The Stray - Harrogate

Johnstone's Trade Paints - a brand of PPG Industries

The technical advice and expertise of the Johnstone’s Trade colour advisory department has helped to transform a stunning Grade II Listed property in Harrogate as part of an award-winning redecoration project. Johnstone’s Joncryl Water Based Primer Undercoat was first used to create a perfectly smooth, flawless surface. Johnstone’s Acrylic Durable Matt, Acrylic Satin and Acrylic Eggshell, which all have all been formulated to provide a durable finish, were used to complete the look and ensure the house will remain in a pristine condition for years to come.

Arlo & Jacobs

Karndean Designflooring

Arlo & Jacob is a contemporary furniture brand steeped in a history of British craftsmanship. When the team at Path Design were designing the new Bristol showroom, it was important that the flooring complemented the bright modern feel of the store and reflected the innovative nature and premium quality of Arlo & Jacob’s soft furnishings. For a retail setting that needs to stand up to a high number of visitors each week, Karndean Designflooring was the preferred choice, bringing both authentic style and a hard-wearing surface that is easy to maintain and will look great for years to come.

Porsche Design Tower, Florida SentryGlas® – part of the Trosifol Structural product portfolio – balances form, fit and function at the Porsche Design Tower.

Kuraray – Trosifol®

Described by Dezer Developments and the Porsche Design Group as ‘engineered luxury’, the $560 million Porsche Design Tower is a 57 storey ultra-luxury structure occupying 2.2 acres (8,900 m2) of beachfront land on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The tower – the first of its kind anywhere – comes equipped with a speedy 600 ft (183 m) per minute elevator for the residence owner’s cars – allowing owners to park their vehicles right next to their apartments, no matter what floor, in their own sky garage

Roof Coating - Flat Roof Waterproofing, BBA Approved

Liquasil Ltd

Liquasil Ultra PU is a BBA approved flat roof waterproofing membrane. Cold-applied, the system comprises an embedment coat, into which a chopped strand reinforcement mat is laid to provide exceptional strength. The mat dissolves and allows for hand-moulding around difficult details. Once cured, the Liquasil PU UV coat is applied to provide additional strength, durability & protection. The completed system comes with the unique Latent Defects Insurance Guarantee, which provides cover for Professional Design. Specify with 100% confidence. Made in the UK.

Asbestos roof refurbishment coating in Preston

Liquasil Ltd

This complicated asbestos roof structure was heavily soiled and leaking in numerous places. Asbestoseal was specified because it is the only BBA Approved asbestos roof coating on the market. The roof was cleaned using 150°c steam, which kills all moss and lichen spores on contact, leaving a perfectly clean substrate for coating. The success of any coating comes from its preparation and Liquasil teaches all of it approved installers various cleaning methods. The roof was coated and is now leak free with a much extended life expectancy.

Asbestos roof cleaning & Coating project using BBA Approved Asbestoseal from Liquasil Ltd

Liquasil Ltd

This is an example of an asbestos roof cleaning and coating project using a closed box pressure washer and the BBA Approved Asbestoseal asbestos roof coating system from Liquasil. Specify Asbestoseal with confidence, as it's the only BBA approved system on the market for this purpose. It also comes with the unique Liquasil Latent Defcts Insurance Guarantee, including cover for Professional Design. Need more information? See our NBS specification or call 0121 709 5352. Liquasil is owned and run by Chartered Building Surveyors. We will help you with your specs!

5-8 Warwick Street, London

AET Flexible Space

The 16,311 sq ft building on Warwick Street has been stripped back to the core and has undergone a full redevelopment, including redesigned windows and a vibrant green brick façade to grant more architectural definition and visual interest from the street. Office accommodation featuring underfloor air conditioning has been created on floors 1-4. As a speculative office development, the high level return air option was preferred due to the ease of positioning Fantiles for future tenants as there is no underfloor segregation in the plenum.

Cast Iron Cellar and Basement Vents

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Originally used during Victorian and Edwardian period as sewer vents or "stench flaps", these cast iron vents with 100mm round spigots are making a bit of a come back. We've replaced the flaps (that used to allow air in but not out) with mesh so air flows freely in both directions and they've become quite a hit with specifiers ventilating basements and cellars and new builds. As well as sending a shipment to Abu Dhabi we've also had orders from closer to home - Travis Perkins, Midas, Bryen & Langley and 800 Group

Wellington Place

Artform Urban Furniture Limited

This scheme was based around a prestigious new commercial office development which included a public realm space. The goal was to create an attractive outdoor space that would provide a relaxing outdoor environment for workers and serve as a communal space that the general public could also utilise. By diligently selecting a range of design led external furniture items from Artform Urban Furniture, the completed project has resulted in a sophisticated and popular external space that enhances the local area and will be enjoyed by a wide variety of people for many years to come.

Barrisol Light® - Alfa Romeo Historical Museum - Italy


The production site was closed in 2009 along with the museum but Alfa Romeo wished to convert the site into a place of memory matching the Group's ambition for this brand coming back. Today, the museum homes the most important collection of cars from the Alfa Romeo brand. Indeed, you can find the 69 car models that have made mark on history of the brand. Barrisol sheet : 815 sqm of translucent blanc Venus sheet with star white harpoon. Profile used : BS 350/01 Lightning : LED strip

Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3, Gate 25 Living Walls

Biotecture Limited

A customer satisfaction survey highlighted Gate 25 in Terminal 3 at Heathrow airport, as one of the lowest scoring at the airport for ‘look and feel’. Heathrow had the idea of creating “the Garden Gate” – the concept being an English garden within the airport. By designing bespoke, freestanding, self-contained living wall units we were able to help that vision come to life. You can visit our case study to learn about how passenger experience has improved since the living wall was installed.

Cibes A5000 platform lift at top go karting venue


The Cibes “A” Series of Platform Lift is the most versatile platform lift on the market, the “A” Series is a Commercial and Public Platform Lift which uses Cibes Smart ECO technology and now comes with Smart voice synthesiser. The “A” ECO Drive platform lift has the lowest energy consumption of any platform lift and operates and delivers the same comfort and performance you expect from a commercial lift traveling at 0.15ms. Platform sizes are fully Part M and Equality Act compliant and can be installed in around two days.

Private residence revitalised with stylish steel leaded light windows

Clement Windows Group

The original steel windows had come to the end of their life in this glorious 1930s property in Woking. However for their seventy years they had done a pretty good job! The owners wanted to replace the existing windows with steel framed replacements (rather than using an alternative material such as aluminium, which would not retain the slim elegant lines of the existing steel). The Clement EB24 steel window range, with single point locking was chosen by the clients as the most appropriate window, offering almost exact replication of their old windows but with energy saving benefits.

record Folding Doors and Radar Ensures Draught-Free Waiting Room

record uk ltd

The waiting room at Houton Pier on The Mainland of the Orkney Islands was cold and draughty due to a weather-damaged door opening directly into the waiting area. An extension was built to create a weather break and fitted with record FTA 20 automatic folding doors which minimise the time the door is open to the elements but still provides good access. The doors are activated by a radar presence sensor for two way traffic. The old door was also replaced with a THERMCORD sliding door with energy efficient core panels to further reduce the ingress of cold air.

The Rutherford Cancer Care centre Living Wall

Scotscape Smartscape Ltd

Several factors influenced the design and plant choice for the 104m2 living wall at PPI, Newport. Initially the idea for the living wall was from Mike Moran, the CEO of Proton Partners International Ltd, in response to a personal family circumstance. His vision was to create a treatment centre that reflected the preservation and promotion of life. The design brief looked to build on this vision with biophilia and biodiversity at its core. Select species were chosen with their year round pollinating capabilities, air cleaning qualities as well as their function as a habitat for wildlife.

Stannah Upholds Independence in NEW RIBA Architectural Centre

Stannah Lifts

When it comes to freedom of movement for people of all mobilities, a Stannah Piccolo was the passenger lift of choice in RIBA North, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ new national architecture centre on the Liverpool Waterfront. Dark, sleek, dramatic – a ship’s prow slicing through the skies, the new building is housed in the Broadway Malyan-designed Mann Island, a RIBA award-winning, mixed-use development which reconnects Liverpool’s city centre to its historic waterfront. The centre is an inspirational resource for RIBA members and public alike.


Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Style’s UK-wide aftercare and service team has come to the rescue of a Midlands school whose moveable wall hadn’t been working for a number of years. At 50 years old, and made from timber, the school’s concern was that it would have to be replaced. But Style’s technicians diagnosed that the problem was with the rollers along the bottom – many of which had seized due to old age and a lack of regular servicing. After making 8 bespoke new rollers the Style team returned to the school to fit them,saving the school considerable expenditure.

London Waste and Recycling Board

Tarkett Ltd

When the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) moved into their new HQ they set out to design a space that would embody their core values of creating a circular economy. This meant designing an innovative and inviting space, while keeping sustainability at front of mind. Interior specialists, Action Workspace, were brought in to manage the design, specification and installation for the fit-out. With the project brief focusing heavily on the use of recycled or recyclable material, they worked closely with LWARB to ensure total transparency when it came to making sustainable material choices.

Coloured Film for the Now Gallery

The Window Film Company UK Ltd

The Window Film Company was involved in the creation of an eye-catching exhibition at a prominent London gallery. The project involved the installation of coloured film to three large panes of glass, providing the backdrop to an exhibition by up and coming star of the London fashion scene, Molly Goddard. Yellow, pink and orange film was applied to three panels, each measuring 7 metres in height and 2.5 metres in width. The transparent nature of the film means that while the appearance of the glass is changed, the view from both sides of the glass is maintained.

TeploTie used in First Zero-Carbon Retrofit


Ancon TeploTie, the innovative low thermal conductivity Wall Tie, has been used in the UK’s first retrofit to achieve zero-carbon Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. TeploTie wall ties are ideal for retrofit projects as they can be resin-fixed into existing walls. The project involved the refurbishment of a semi-detached home, built in the 1840s with solid brick walls. The front elevation is internally insulated to preserve the original brickwork. The U-value of the walls is now 0.11W/mK2, 16 times better than before.

The Hamptons

danfloor UK Ltd

New Care Homes wanted to create a home which offers a Person Centre Approach but also caters for the needs of all their residents, especially those living with additional needs such as dementia. Interior Designer Katie McGoff, of McGoff and Byrne, was appointed to ensure that internally the décor achieves a high standard of specification and reflects a luxurious living environment for all. As The Hamptons provides a variety of levels of support, from residential to dementia care, the type of finishes and furnishings have to be carefully considered throughout the home especially when it comes to floor finishes.

Bath University, Somerset


Over recent years Bath University has gained the reputation of being a highly ambitious and successful university when it comes to sport. This has required the University to invest heavily into expanding its sporting facilities to continue their success. Alongside the students the England netball team use the sport facilities by making the university one of their Intensive Netball Training Centres. Such rigorous and frequent training needs a floor that can offer reliability. The England Netball team found just that with the Helsinki system and European Oak surface.

University of East London


Prior to the 2012 Olympics, UEL in partnership with Basketball England invested in a brand new sports complex that would be the training camp of the USA’s Basketball team for the duration of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the reigning world champions coming to town there was only one company that Basketball England sought to do the job, Dynamik. The decision was made that the Helsinki system would be the best option, providing consistent and exceptional ball bounce to enhance performance whilst offering outstanding shock absorption to minimise any injury risks.

Cardiff University - School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC)


Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture has relocated to a state-of-the-art building in Cardiff’s Central Square, situated alongside national broadcaster BBC Wales.The relocation is part of a wider £260m investment by the University to transform its student experience. In total, the University is investing £600m over the coming years to provide students with world class facilities in the largest campus upgrade in a generation. Wiesner-Hager was chosen to supply and install a wide range of tables throughout the three floors occupied by JOMEC such as the nooi, macao and pulse tables.

Abbey House, Bracknell


Abbey house is a high specification, luxury development in Bracknell, Berkshire. As part of the redevelopment of Bracknell High Street, currently being spearheaded by the Bracknell Regenration Partnership, an old office building has been completely transformed into 40 luxury apartments. "Equinox Living use Tissino in their projects as they feel the balance of quality versus value are the best they have come across within the market. Their sales and technical team are extremely friendly and helpful and they offer a huge wide range of products. Highly recommended." Darius - Director- Equinox Living Ltd


TORMAX United Kingdom Ltd

As you would expect, a busy doctor’s surgery has a wide range of needs when it comes to patient access. Providing a clear and easy entry and exit system for the new extension at the Haden Vale Medical Practice was a priority and TORMAX was contracted by the Cameron Butcher Group to install two automatic sliding door systems to the main entrance. Powered by TORMAX 2201 compact operator, the doors deliver reliable and seamless access for the elderly, wheelchair users, people with pushchairs as well as all other visitors to the practice.

Supply chain scrutiny key to minimising fire door risks

Promat UK

The Hackitt Review has brought to the broader public attention the myriad of standards and testing or assessment methods that specifiers and the fire protection sector has had to carefully navigate for many years. And whilst the debate continues about the best way forward in respect of specific applications, one positive step that fire door manufacturers can take right now is to go back to basics and check whether their supply chain for fire resisting components is opening the door to risk.Fire resistant products like fire rated glass, intumescents and core materials are composed to precise specifications.

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