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The Charter Building

Signbox Ltd

The Charter Building in Uxbridge extends to five floors, each over an acre in size – as part of its refurbishment project, Signbox was commissioned to deliver an internal wayfinding solution and external illuminated signage. The icon-led wayfinding scheme utilised high-tack, self-adhesive Mactac films; the fire retardant, laminated graphics were applied to various surfaces including plasterboard, doors, brick and concrete walls and car park floor. The main external illuminated signage was installed at height, drilling through the distinctive façade’s tiled cladding; 30mm deep opal acrylic letters were manufactured on concealed rails to obscure cables and fixings.

Guernsey Airport Fire Station

HAG Ltd. - The Door Specialists

Guernsey Airport Fire Station are a service specialising in the prevention of plane fires, located within proximity to the airfield to allow quick action in the event of an emergency. The work was implemented for G4S Secure Solutions (Guernsey) LTD on behalf of the state of Guernsey fire service at Guernsey Airport. HAG Ltd was enlisted to help the installation of 4 electrically operated Q Doors. Originally using sectional overhead doors, they instead switched to a product which had thermal properties and ease of operation.

Rendered rainscreen cladding for architect-designed timber frame house

SAS Europe Ltd

This property on exposed coastline seamlessly blends modern with the unusual. ProWall provides the durable rendered rainscreen for the timber frame, protecting it from rain and strong winds. ProWall benefits from extensive testing for wind loading and has a BBA certificate with a 60-year durability lifecycle. Our technical team conducted site visits to sign off at 4 stages; batten installation, board and bead installation, basecoat application and completion of the top coat. This is a standard we aim for with ProWall systems installed by our trained applicator network.

Lymm Fire Station Changing Place

Innova Care Concepts

Lymm Fire Station was completely unique project; it was new-build station that doubled up as an educational centre. It had all kinds of different environments and scenarios built-in to give visitors the ability to learn what to do in various emergency situations. As such, they wanted to include a Changing Place facility in the new building. We’ve been working with the Changing Places campaign for a long time, and we were able to design a fully-compliant facility complete with a wall-mounted X-Y hoist system. Read all about it on our website.

Fabulous interior complemented with tall, dark and handsome steel frames

Clement Windows Group

Appreciating the recent trend of industrial style steel screens being incorporated in modern interiors, Cherie Lee, Director of Cherie Lee Interiors, chose to include the look within one of her latest amazing projects. The Clement W20 suite of steel frames in RAL 7021 black grey (matt) was chosen as the correct product and colour to complement the décor. The use of steel screens internally allows maximum solar gain and adds a striking feature. The result is stunning and the client is very happy with the final result.

Bodmin Community Fire Station

Gerflor Ltd

When Bodmin Community Fire Station in Cornwall needed a hardwearing, hygienic, and safe flooring solution for their fitness room and gym, they turned to international flooring specialists Gerflor. Its’ Taraflex® sports flooring was supplied and would deliver to the highest standards required by the site users. In acknowledgement of the brave and hard work of Cornwall Fire Service crews, Gerflor donated 60m2 of this world-renowned sports flooring in the colour ‘Red’.

Bailey Unitised Feature fins used on socials housing and community redevelopment project

Bailey - Total Building Envelope

When PRP required a solution for a feature on the façade of the building at the Myatts Field social community redevelopment, they called upon the technical team at Bailey Total Building Envelope. The concept for the building was a series of window features fixed to the front of the building. When After visiting site, Bailey recommended creating the fins from an engineered aluminium bespoke system, where the fins would be installed using a secret fix system so aesthetics are not compromised. Complementing the specified Bailey façade system, Bailey fabricated the fins offsite to minimise the risk of damage.

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.

Folding shutters at Deptford Fire Station

Bolton Gate Company

Deptford Fire Station is a Grade II listed building in Lewisham having been originally constructed in 1903. Bolton Gate supplied the folding appliance bay doors in the 1960’s and although still functional after fifty years, they were in need of replacement due to frequent usage. Since the building is listed, every effort was required to replace the doors on a like for like basis and Bolton Gate were engaged to supply new folding shutters to the same design which were installed and handed over recently. This is the latest in a list of several fire station contracts undertaken in London.

External wall insulation and rendered rainscreen cladding combine on this new build regeneration project

SAS Europe Ltd

In the dockland area of Ipswich, Stoke Quay is a multi-million pound regeneration project with 386 new homes within 3 blocks. Achieving a Code For Sustainable Homes ‘Level 3’, Stoke Quay is constructed primarily from concrete and SFS frame, with the top floors of timber frames. This development shows the diversity and rapid installation of both the ProRend EIFS rail system and ProWall rainscreen cladding. Following our calculations of wind loads, u Values, specifications and CAD details, Building Control accepted our proposed systems and work began. SAS carried out 8 further site visits ensuring quality installation at all stages.

Paddington Exchange - Fire Rated Mailboxes

The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.

The project features multiple banks of wall recessed ‘Fire Rated 2’ mailboxes located in the entrance lobby area. The mailboxes contain a series of features and benefits that result in a ‘one hour integrity’ rating that conforms to the BS476 Part 22 fire standards. The banks of mailboxes are completed with a surround trim used to mask the join between the mailboxes and the installation wall. Large panels are used in conjunction with the banks of mailboxes which allow for easy identification of the relevant mailbox for both the residents and postal delivery workers.

Taking the right steps to combat fire

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

A fire rated loft hatch and ladder provides safe and convenient access into a loft or attic, while still providing up to 90 minutes of fire resistance. It can also provide high levels of thermal insulation and therefore help to keep energy costs down. Premier Loft Ladders has released an application solution guide for fire rated loft ladders. It provides useful tips and advice on subjects such as the choice between aluminium or wooden fire rated loft ladders, as well as considerations such as thermal insulation and strength. You can also find details of their fire rated product range.

Christ Church School, Frome - F Ball provides adhesives masterclass at Frome school

Ball, F and Co Ltd

With use of the company’s primers, floor smoothing compounds and adhesives, a floorcovering installation at the new Christ Church School in Frome proved to be a master class from F. Ball and Co. Ltd. The subfloors were prepared by applying Stopgap P131 primer, followed by Stopgap Green Bag fast setting smoothing underlayment. Heckmondwike Hippo carpeting was then installed in the entrance area using Styccobond F3 Flooring Adhesive. Flotex carpet was laid in classrooms, secured by Styccobond F44 Acrylic Flooring Adhesive, which was also used to install Altro Walkway vinyl floorcovering in community areas and toilets...

New Headquarters for Dorset Fire Service

HAG Ltd. - The Door Specialists

HAG was honoured to be chosen to install industrial doors on the new headquarters for the Dorset Fire Service, designed by Prince Charles. The £3 million building included grand neo-classical design and a mock balcony, which meant HAG had to be particularly careful in the design and planning of the installation. The specification was to match the styling of the three-storey fire station while still providing the high levels of security and ease of use required for the situation. Our industrial Q Doors perfectly balanced the stunning aesthetics with the structural integrity and functionality required for this prestigious contract.

The Reflections Project

The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.

The Reflections project features multiple freestanding banks of mailboxes combined with LED lighting areas behind frosted glass. The mailboxes for this project were manufactured and installed on to a sub frame which was attached to the building column and then finished in an oak cladding surround.

160 fire and smoke protection doorsets between the antarctic and rainforest ensure the safety of the visitors to Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8

Teckentrup UK Ltd

Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8° is a spectacular exhibition complex, north of Bremen, Germany. The idea behind the large project is a simulated journey around the world measured at eight degrees 34 minutes east. This is the longitude of Bremerhaven and all the other locations on the journey: Switzerland, Sardinia, the Sahel, the African rain forest, the Antarctic, Samoa, Alaska and the north Frisian island of Langeness. Teckentrup provided smoke and fire doorsets to ensure unobtrusive and safe everyday passage and emergency egress for visitors to the exhibition. Almost every doorset was individually planned.

WICONA Windows frame historic skyline for York Insurance company


The creation of a new corporate headquarters and customer interface facility for a York based insurance company has seen high performance systems from the WICONA range employed to help achieve the client’s ambitions of building a stylish and sustainable property, including attaining a BREEAM rating of Very Good.

The Charter Building, Uxbridge

Planet Partitioning

Uxbridge's largest ever luxury commercial space is a monumental 324,630 sq ft. Planet was approached by dn-a architecture and Bowmer and Kirkland with the task of designing and installing a five-story central atrium with additional fire-solutions. Planet offered a streamlined design to ensure a stunning appearance with a time-conscious installation. P20XL was used with 40dB Rw toughened laminated glass for the atrium.This helped create the 100-meter long 'street' that ran along the heart of the building. FireStop E30 single-glazed partitioning screens, with FireTec doorsets and automated sliding doors were also installed.

UniRail: Maintaining a masterpiece

3M DBI-SALA Fall Protection

When renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed the Palau De Les Arts Reina Sofia, the practicalities of cleaning the 6,000 square metres of glass and changing the light bulbs in the uppermost part of the building (75 metres) posed a challenge. Problem: Fall protection system was not specified at the design stage. Irregular shaped construction with high ceilings and curved walls made maintenance with scaffolding virtually impossible. Solution: Rail system installed inside the building, which has minimal visual impact. Provides suspended rope access, positive restraint and fall arrest for multiple users.

Profab Access Ahead of the Curve with Fire Testing

Profab Access Ltd

Profab Access Ltd, part of the Access 360 portfolio, is prioritising fire safety in buildings with the introduction of fire testing for both sides of its 4000 Series riser door range. Established in 2001, Profab Access Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of wall and ceiling access panels and riser doors. The company employs a team of 71 and operates from a 46,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Atherstone, Warwickshire. All aspects of the design and manufacturing process are carried out onsite.

New AOV for Smoke and Fire Safety

Surespan Ltd

Surespan 140° thermally broken aluminium smoke ventilator and roof hatch designed to EN12101-2. The AOV also offers push button comfort ventilation in one package! This one stop solution for smoke vent requirements to meet building control can achieve 1m² airflow and is available in standard stocked sizes or made to any size in between 900 x 900 and 1260 x 1260. Smoke vents come with wind deflectors to improve airflow. - RE 1,000 Ventilation and 10,000 Vent - Offset mechanism for Roof Access - Snow Load SL500 - Wind Load WL1500 - Temperature Class T (-15°) - Fire Resistance B300

Tower Building, Liverpool


This wonderful Grade II listed building situated in the Historic Downtown district of Liverpool. The Tower was built in 1908 as an office block but was converted in 2006 into 73 apartments, with the three lower floors being retained for commercial and retail use. In 2016 a new freeholder of the building redeveloped two of the remaining commercial floors into 32 apartments specifying Tissino bathroom fixtures including Angelo Furniture and Wall Hung WC, Rocco Concealed Cistern Frames, Pacato / Mario Brassware & Lorenzo baths.

New Build

SB Joinery UK Ltd

SB Joinery has completed a stunning new build project in Ascot supplying the complete joinery package. Luxury fitted internal wardrobes and furniture, internal panelled doors, sliding doors, bi folding doors, and external windows and doors.

Walsall College of Arts & Technology

BCL Timber Projects Ltd

Walsall College is an ambitious £38M project to deliver a number of specialised music, business and IT academies within one centralised college campus. A key driving factor in this project was the tight building schedule and the need to stay on-track for the college’s admission of new students for 2009. The BCL panel system not only helped facilitate the installation speeds required to stay on track and deliver the project in time, but also helped deliver the complex slat arrangements efficiently and with a consistently high level of quality

Newcastle Helix - The Catalyst

AAS Projects & Design Ltd

Located in the heart of Newcastle Helix, the Catalyst will be home to the National Innovation Centre for Data and Ageing (NICAD). Offering a design, supply and install service, AAS Projects & Design Ltd are proud to have provided bespoke acoustic timber ceilings and innovative acoustic wall panelling across many areas of the building. A particular highlight is the feature wall in the lecture theatre which is finished with distinctive diamond shaped timber panels that complement the design of the building perfectly.

Jacksons Fencing provides the goods for Scania with custom-built perimeter protection

Jacksons Fencing

Vehicle manufacturer Scania has signalled its commitment to its UK network by investing in a new £6m flagship commercial vehicle centre in Brooklyn Park, Maidstone. With a large number of HGVs coming in and out at all hours of the day, Scania wanted to make sure that unauthorised personnel were kept out of harm’s way while also securing their investment from theft and damage. As experts in delivering safe and secure sites, Jacksons Fencing were specified to supply and install perimeter solutions for the new depot, protecting Scania’s assets and ensuring the safety of members of the public.

Flame-Free Roofing System Supplied Due to Sensitive Contents


No timber was allowed as part of the new refurb to conform to FM Global (Airbus Insurers) regarding system fire rating. IKO recommended an overlay on the existing deck, which complied with all the latest British Standards and Regulations. IKO Mach One System was chosen as it provided a flame-free System. Where detailing was difficult IKO Polimar EC/UV System was used. The roof refurbishment also included the installation of smoke vents, associated smoke control panels and accessories.

Fire Rated Floor Access Covers - Hong Kong

Surespan Ltd

Surespan were approached to develop and supply a series of 4 hour fire rated flush floor access covers for the Midfield Concourse expansion project at Hong Kong International Airport. The HK$10 Billion dollar project was completed in 2015 following extensive design and planning processes utilising BIM modelling. Our SAC covers were specified for their fire rating and ease of customisation. The covers were specially adapted with a 200mm upstand and enhanced fire rated materials to achieve the 4 hour rating. Sizes Supplied 1050 (41”) x 1050 (41”) 1050 (41”) x 850 (33”) 750 (29”) x 600 (23”)

The Serpentine Building

Sika Sarnafil

The £11.6 million regeneration scheme in Aylesbury saw a former MoD site managed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) transformed into an affordable and sustainable housing development, comprising 94 terraced houses and apartment blocks forming a continuous curved building. Named ‘The Serpentine’, this snaking housing project called for a flexible roofing solution! Sika Sarnafil single ply was specified for its flexibility and suitability to tricky detailing but the shape posed a number of technical challenges.

Wakefield’s New £3.76m State of the art Fire Station

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

The fire station is relocating from Dale Street, Ossett, to nearer Wakefield city centre as part of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority's Integrated Risk Management Plan and replaces the current near Ossett town centre. The new location will enable crews to support the Combined Aerial Rescue Pump based in Wakefield. Coun Tracey Austin, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service vice chairwoman, carried out the ground breaking ceremony. She said: "This marks the start of a very exciting project in Wakefield district and I am looking forward to seeing the new station taking shape.”

Colourful, Practical Door Protection for Radiology Department.

Yeoman Shield, trading name of Harrison Thompson & Co Ltd

The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield chose Yeoman Shield fire rated door protection systems to refurbish doors in the Radiology Department. The configuration and refurbishment of the department was undertaken to improve patient flow, the overall environment and to rationalise inpatient and outpatient areas to satisfy privacy, dignity and capacity issues. Yeoman Shield’s (Harrison Thompson) directly employed fixing operatives, who have been assessed as being competent to install such passive fire-resistant products by FIRAS, installed fire rated door protection panels, PVCu clad Glazing Bead Units and Door Edge Protectors to various doors throughout the unit.

The Plimsoll Building

The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.

The Plimsoll Building is a high-end residential building located in the heart of Kings Cross, London. The mailboxes are located in the reception lobby area of the building where residents walk through to access their apartments. Horizontal type ‘COM 2 – 180 Steel Door’ mailboxes have been recessed into the wall which ensured that there was enough space for residents to retrieve their mail whilst allowing other building users to pass in the corridor with ease.


Sika Limited

SIKA SUPPLIES PROVEN TOP TO BOTTOM SOLUTION FOR HISTORIC BUILDING REFURBISHMENT Sika showcased the scope of its construction sector specialisms during the refurbishment and conversion of an historic, Grade II-listed building – with its industry-leading products selected for both roof and basement works.

Plimsoll Building


Located in the heart of London The Plimsoll Building is an architectural collection of towers arranged around a stunning communal garden, landscaped with architectural trees, shrubs etc. Occupying a key position alongside Gasholder Park, this thirteen storey building offers a truly world class residential experience. The Plimsoll Building provides a range of amenities for its residents including a state-of-the-art fitness suite, private dining facilities and a rooftop winter garden with stunning views over central London. Check out the stunning and totally bespoke entrance matting we installed at this prime location

External Cladding Protection

Tikkurila UK

The client was seeking a durable long-term colour stable system capable of extending the maintenance period and protecting the wooden cladded substrates for 10-15 years. Valtti Wood oil Akva was chosen for this project as it provides a tough, durable and colour stable finish whilst being Waterbased.

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