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Leicester Southern Fire Station

HD Sharman Ltd.

Upon inspection of this property, Sharmans found the existing gutters corroded and extensive cut edge corrosion to the existing roof sheets. Delamination of the existing roof coating was also present so Sharmans recommended a full gutter and roof refurbishment using the Plygene Gutterline system, Seamsil for cut edge corrosion and the Delcote architectural roof coating system.

Protection for Southport Pier

Tikkurila UK

Advice was sought from our client Sefton Borough Council on suitable system for protection of this important historical pier. Southport Pier is the second longest pier in the UK measuring just over 1,000 metres long. It is Grade II listed and one of the oldest iron piers in the country. A high build epoxy/polyurethane paint system specifically formulated for maintenance based on our Temabond ST200, Temacoat RM40 & Temadur 50 which has an excellent track record in the UK for maintenance of critical steel structures providing a highly durable protective coating solution suitable for aggressive coastal locations.

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.

The Leadenhall Building, London

Gripple Ltd

Renowned British architectural firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, have recently moved to a brand new office space at the heart of London’s financial district. The client specified the use of Gripple Universal Bracket, Universal Pipe Clamps, Trapeze Plus FR and Express No. 2 for the installation of all HVAC, lighting & pipework on this project, to ensure an aesthetic result.

Cunard Building

Hardscape Products Ltd

Saturday 2nd July 2016 marked the Centenary celebrations of the famous Cunard building in Liverpool – one of the city’s world–famous Three Graces. To bring the Cunard company’s legacy to life, the Hardscape team was commissioned by BCA Landscape in collaboration with design agency Smiling Wolf to craft an epic 50-metre granite stone seat.

Anderson Building

Briggs Amasco Ltd

This was an interesting waterproofing operation designed and installed by the contracting staff at the BriggsAmasco branch in Glasgow,which solved a ten-year old ingress problem to the roof terrace entrance to the Anderson Building over the lecture theatres below. After extensive exploration, new falls were established, waterproofing was by a hot melt system followed by insulation, topped by a wearing service of decorative paving slabs.

Driving understanding of why fire resistant glazing is ‘Specified for a Reason®’

Promat UK

Despite the potentially catastrophic consequences of changing a specification for fire resistant glazing, doors and windows, specifications are still being routinely altered just to save a few pounds or due to a lack of technical understanding, according to leading fire, thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer Promat UK Promat UK is supporting the market with a campaign to raise awareness of the significant risks of changing even the tiniest detail in the specification of building elements that are designed to protect lives and properties.

Promega HQ, Southampton Science Park

AAS Projects & Design Ltd

AAS Projects & Design were appointed by Amiri Construction to design, survey and install the acoustic timber panelling to the ceilings and walls and beneath the reception roof lantern. We also provided the stretched fabric feature walls. For the acoustic slatted ceiling and walls we installed solid steamed beech timber slats with a Camira fabric backing.

Bath University

AAS Projects & Design Ltd

AAS supplied a unique design of Oak veneered absorbent rafts in the open areas of the new East South building at Bath University. The slotted rafts were hung on wire fixings and created a suspended ceiling effect whilst reducing the reverberation time. Working with the main contractor Bouygues and the architect’s Fielden Clegg Bradley to design this innovative solution to reducing the reverberation time in the large open areas and corridors incorporating all the lighting into the rafts.

Building for the future of education

Spectus Window Systems

Jade Windows has completed a large project at Castleford Academy which saw the establishment self-fund a two phase refurbishment of windows, doors and a fully glazed corridor. With over 1200 students attending Castleford Academy the need for refurbishment was apparent as Ryan Fozzard, estimating manager at Jade Windows explained: “For students to perform well academically their environment needs to be comfortable and inspiring. The original school was built in 1906 and despite the addition of a sports hall and drama studio, the building had become tired and desperately needed an overhaul.”

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.

Isotec fire rated loft ladder NBS specification now available

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders have made choosing and specifying your next fire rated loft ladder even easier. Product data for the high-spec Isotec loft ladder is now available within NBS Plus. The Isotec offers superb strength and very high thermal insulation. It also provides fire protection for up to 120 minutes. As such, it is a great solution for a wide range of projects. To help designers and architects, Premier Loft Ladders has made technical data for the Isotec fire rated loft ladder available within NBS Plus. It can be found within section L30 (clause 421).

Wall Protection - Nexperia


Gradus wall protection was chosen to future-proof the facilities of Nexperia, a global leader in Discretes, Logic and MOSFET devices for the Automotive industry. The majority of Nexperia’s manufacturing takes place in laboratories. As a result, a durable wall protection system was required that would be resistant to a variety of cleaning chemicals and that can withstand the rigorous maintenance cleaning regimes which will take place at the facility.

Gateway Building, Sydney

Boon Edam Australia Pty Ltd

Property leader Dexus has upgraded the Gateway building in Sydney’s Circular Quay, to feature entry security measures that are increasingly demanded by tenants seeking protection of employees, visitors and valuable data. Gateway is Australia’s first office tower to use fully integrated touchless hand scanning to allow authorised office workers and guests into the building. Boon Edam delivered the entrance security solution, with speedgates that are the slimmest in the market, which added to the aesthetics, and helped with design considerations within the width of the lift lobbies.

Ibstock Place School

AAS Projects & Design Ltd

AAS Projects & Design were appointed by Feltham Construction to design, survey and install all the acoustic timber panelling and solid timber panelling to the internal ceilings, walls and external colonnade. Digital surveying was carried out by AAS within the two main halls, ensuring millimetre precision as each and every diamond aperture required measuring. The jewel in the crown are the two striking vaulted ceilings, both lined with diamond shaped acoustic solid oak slatted panels. Each diamond shaped panel fitted between the glulam beam roof structure. Further timber slatted panelling was installed to the new sixth form centre ceiling and walls.

Promat delivers ‘wheel of assurance’ for fire rated glazing

Promat UK

Promat UK is providing architects with a 360 degree ‘wheel of assurance’ for SYSTEMGLAS® fire resistant glazing systems. Guidance is offered at every stage of the project, the system is manufactured in-house, it is fitted by a network of approved installers and a certificate of conformity is issued upon completion by a Promat specialist. Promat can provide this assurance because it is in complete control of the design and manufacture process, and it has in-depth knowledge of the installation requirements. This means supply chain risks, such as product substitution or poor installation, can be eliminated.

Project Swan

Acoustic Products Ltd

The beautifully transformed St Helen’s Tower designed by TTSP created an environment that considered both functionality and comfort for staff and visitors. The design and build project was constructed by COMO (now Mace Interiors) and wonderfully installed by TMJ Interiors.

Royal Liver Building


Overlooking the River Mersey, the iconic Royal Liver Building is the most prominent structure in Liverpool’s famous skyline. Classic on the outside yet modern, light and chic on the inside, the recent programme of investment aimed to reposition the building offering, with a new reception area, large open plan grade A office suites, gym and café. A first-class offering is key to attracting and retaining tenants – and Intraform Low Profile entrance barrier matting protects the flooring to maintain the interior aesthetic and create the right first impression. Read the full case study to learn more...

Sage Building, Newcastle

Pegler Yorkshire

Sage Building, Newcastle The £80 million offices of the Sage Group plc in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, included a massive 250,000 Yorkshire integral solder ring fittings. The fittings – manufactured from copper or copper alloy - were used exclusively throughout the building in sizes from 15mm to 54mm. The massive scale of the project meant up to 80 plumbers and fittings were installing Yorkshire integral solder ring products at any one time.

Elite Vertical loft ladder proves to be the perfect solution for a New Build project in France

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Jill Ranford and Patrick Taggart are the proud owners of a beautiful new build home in Southern France. The main bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with access to a loft via a wall hatch located 2.7m up from the floor. Therefore, a loft ladder was required that could be easily operated at that height and could be folded behind the wall hatch door without taking up too much loft space. The Elite Vertical Loft Ladder proved to be the perfect solution for Jill and Patrick’s needs. Read about their experience...

Neaco balustrade called into service at new fire station


Improving accessibility has always been a recurring theme in the specification of Neaco’s products and so it proved again when the company’s balustrade systems were called into service for entrance ramps at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s new cutting-edge Hull Central Fire Station. Jefferson Sheard Architects sought to design an accessible and welcoming facility to serve the local community. Neaco’s contribution was integral to this objective with aluminium handrails and balustrade to steps and two extensive ramps at the main entrance. The system was also specified with glass infill panels for a first-floor terrace.

Salisbury Stainless Project

The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.

The Salisbury Stainless Project features multiple banks of high-quality brushed stainless steel mailboxes manufactured using 316L grade material. The banks of mailboxes were designed to suit specific requirements set out by the project architect that would ensure the product would fit into the installed support frame. Both horizontal and vertically aligned mailboxes were supplied to the Salisbury Stainless Project, offering solutions that both maximised the amount of mail stored and minimised the space used in a restricted location.

Superior Folding Shutters, Hong Kong Fire Stations

Bolton Gate Company

Bolton Gate’s Superior folding shutters have been specified and used on over 100 Fire Stations in Hong Kong & Macau, the latest being the station built to service the infrastructure associated with the new Hong Kong–Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the longest sea-bridge in the world. The doors are designed to meet an onerous specification including typhoon loads up to 3kPa and fast operating speeds (approximately 700mm per second). They are designed and manufactured in the UK and shipped to Hong Kong where they are installed by Deacon & Co., Bolton Gate’s local agent.

Conversion of a Grade II listed building into apartments

CDI Innovative Construction Materials Ltd

The project involved the conversion of the 1st floor of the Grade II listed Princes Building in Newcastle’s Quay side area into 10 apartments. The building, which was designed by William Parnel, who was responsible for some of the best architecture in the City, was built back in 1863 and as such posed some interesting problems when it came to bringing the building up to current standards. The introduction of the Lewis Dovetailed Metal Deck and screed system on top of the existing joists provided the necessary performance for airborne and impact sound and fire separation.

Beattie Passive Bicester Project


PassivHaus specialist Beattie is employing Magply as part of its high performance, site assembled system for a major affordable housing scheme currently under construction in Oxfordshire. Senior Project Manager Beattie, Benedict O’Halloran, comments: “We are now about to start work on some detached units which will be modular, but all of them use Magply boards for their racking strength, acoustic performance and fire resistance.“ Magply offers excellent racking strength, impact or pull-out resistance and all round ease of use in a variety of applications. Magply has been tested under BS EN 476 Part 22 for timber frame applications.

The Rolls Building, London

nVent Thermal Management

Design consultants AECOM delivered efficient hot water distribution using 800m of RAYCHEM HWAT-M self-regulating cables, to provide a single-pipe system throughout the building. Its compact design, eliminated the need for recirculation pipes, thus enabling the system to be installed in restricted spaces. Pipe freeze protection was achieved using 300m of RAYCHEM WinterGard self-regulating cables. Snow and ice prevention on the car park access ramp was provided by 1200 metres of RAYCHEM EM2-XR selfregulating cable controlled by a VIA-DU-20 multi-sensor control unit.

Harrods Fine Watch Room


stoneCIRCLE's work for the Harrods Fine Watch Room was highly commended at the Natural Stone Awards 2018. Rundell Associates were tasked with refurbishing the Fine Watch Sales area in Harrods, Knightsbridge and choose to work with stoneCIRCLE for the stone fabrication involved. The project was to manufacture and install curved quarter book matched marble panels to the walls and solid marble treads to create a new staircase positioned in an elliptical opening in the floor which links the two areas of the Fine Watch Room. stoneCIRCLE also fabricated walnut travertine back panels to the display cases on the wall.

Oscar Iso-Mount Type1 achieves 90-minute fire rating

Oscar Acoustics

Oscar Acoustics, has achieved a 90-minute fire rating at BRE Group’s testing facility for its Iso-Mount Type1 ceiling mount. An isolating ceiling mount, Iso-Mount Type1 significantly reduces transmission of noise from the floor above but only loses 6mm of ceiling height. The mount was tested to BS EN 1365-2:2014 Fire Resistance Tests for Loadbearing Elements at BRE Group’s laboratory in Watford in December 2018. Iso-Mount Type1 can be specified for projects ranging from house conversion to flats, both new build and renovation, as well as shops, restaurants and other commercial soundproofing applications.

Unite Building

Briggs Amasco Ltd

Spectraplan Fleece back Lead Grey with Spectra TPE standing seam profile, the Spesctraplan fully adhered to ply board facade with low foaming PU adhesive. The Architect choose the Spectraplan facade as a valued engineered option for cost and speed of essence of installation against his other option of Zinc standing seam Cladding.The main roof area was installed using a 159 structural deck with an 18mm ply board mech fixed to it and Spectraplan TPE fully adhered onto insulation and a self adhesive vapour barrier.

Palestra Building

Briggs Amasco Ltd

Another environmentally friendly roof in the centre of London, with a fully insulated inverted roof incorporating solar panels giving both environmental and sustainable advantages.

Building 270

Fixfast Ltd

Fixfast’s complete engineered rainscreen support system has been used to securely fix the decorative rainscreen façade for the new WorldPay offices.

London Fire Stations choose Jacksons in state-of-the-art refurbishment

Jacksons Fencing

In 2013 The London Fire Brigade received £51.5 million from central government to rebuild nine fire stations.A consortium led by construction group Kier, along with BDP architects were given the contract following a detailed procurement process. Jacksons were specified to supply access gates for eight of the stations undergoing refurbishment.


Garland UK

The manufacturing plant at GKN Bristol houses some very Hi –Tec production yet is housed in undistinguished brick built units. The buildings were leaking not from the roof, but through the external brickwork, where the steel frames had rusted to such an extent that the expanding steelwork had blown the brickwork resulting in large gaps and cracks.

The Weighbridge Building, Marlow

AET Flexible Space

The Weighbridge Building, located in the historic town of Marlow, was previously occupied by the Wethered Brewery, but the building had fallen into a state of disrepair. The re-development brief was to restore the building to office use and to incorporate basement parking. Planning permission was granted on the condition that the original features were retained, in particular, the external brick façade and the exposed timber roof beams.

Heal's Building, London

Washroom Washroom Ltd

We’ve installed new unisex ‘superloos’ to make the most of the available space on every floor of the iconic Heal’s building in London following an extensive refurbishment programme. The self-contained 'superloo' cubicles each has its own vanity unit and hand drying facilities. Natural stone vanities, featuring inset waste bins, were installed along with wall panelling and our Concerto integrated duct panel system both finished in toughened glass. Our full height Alto toilet cubicle doors, which were metal faced and feature bespoke door handles, specially designed for this project, complete the design.

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