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Wall Protection - Nottingham Free School

Gradus

The school underwent a complete refurbishment in September 2015 and chose to use a very pale blue paint scheme throughout most of the building. Within 3 months the areas within the school that see heavy traffic, including corridors and the dining hall had begun to show signs of scuffing and wear, due to the pupils knocking against the walls with their bags. The site manager at the school was concerned by the level of damage and began to consider wall protection products to combat the problem. Gradus supplied and fitted the school with wall protection solutions to prevent further damage.

Flagship Project - Toronto Office

Listone Giordano

Listone Giordano's 'blonde' Cabreuva km 31 flooring made its way into a fresh, new office concept in Toronto. With sixty-five per cent of the building dedicated to communal work spaces, the thousands of employees are encouraged to roam around and work wherever they like. Staff don’t even have designated desks: as such, the building had to use warm woods and natural materials to create a cosy yet stimulating environment.

CCS Building Refurbishment - Hemsec External

Hemsec Insulated Panels

Steel firm Capital Coated Steel invested £3.5m to acquire and refurbish their new headquarters and production base in Newport. The 130,000 sq ft former steel works will consolidate three existing businesses under one roof and significantly increase capacity. With a tight project deadline, Capital approached Hemsec to supply them with our External panels, recognising their excellent thermal performance values and superior smooth surface finish.

The Wild Place Project

HAG Ltd. - The Door Specialists

As part of their expansion, The Wild Place Project (Bristol Zoo Network) enlisted our help in the construction of their new Giraffe Enclosure. The £1m purpose-built giraffe home was constructed over 1.8 acres and needed bespoke doors to suit the needs of the giraffes. HAG designed special doors in-house; the doors needed to be sliding to allow easy access for the zoo keepers, insulated and, obviously, rather tall to accommodate the giraffes comfortably! The giraffe enclosure has been a huge success with the public and HAG truly enjoyed being part of such a unique project.

New Promat SYSTEMGLAS® options provide more EI fire rated frameless glazing solution

Promat UK

Striking the optimum balance between aesthetics and fire safety in glazed partitions is a reality with new additions to the SYSTEMGLAS® range from passive fire protection market leader Promat UK. Utilising the proven fire resistant material PROMATECT® H, two new Promat SYSTEMGLAS® options give designers and contractors the scope to create frameless, butt-jointed glazed screens that maximise light transmission, whilst offering fire integrity and insulation (EI) fire protection for 30 or 60 minutes.

Wall Protection - The Halcon Centre

Gradus

Located near Taunton, Somerset, the Halcon Centre provides short breaks, with 24-hour professional care, for up to 18 adults who are physically disabled or have sensory loss. SureProtect Design® bespoke wall cladding was installed in the main corridor at the centre featuring a row of imitation panels, that have been designed to look hand-drawn with a marker pen to offer the homely feel the centre was looking for. In addition, the Halcon Centre further increased the corridor walls’ protection by installing Gradus’s CGH5090 High Impact PVC-u Corner Guards and WGS200 Wall Guards, both in colour Gravel.

University of Leeds, Nexus Building

SAS International Ltd

Welcoming the building users the creatively versatile SAS740 has been installed in the reception area. For the 120-seat lecture theatre, the architects had envisioned a feature ceiling with an angled effect. SAS200 panels were designed at a 16-degree angle to create an angular effect, accomplishing the he architect’s design intent. The offerings on the ground floor also includes a seminar space. For this SAS specified the visually engaging SAS500 baffles which offers enhanced acoustic performance due to double faced panels. In completion, SAS also supplied SAS600 rafts to this purpose-built hub which connects business and academia.

PYROSEC® 19 combines security, fire and safety for new hospital

Promat UK

Promat UK has worked with Doorset Technology to help deliver a safe environment for a specialist healthcare facility. The new Ribblemere Unit at the Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, provides vitally important care for women experiencing severe mental health in the perinatal period. PYROSEC® 19 was chosen for its outstanding performance characteristics. It is a modified toughened, fire/physical attack resistant glass. With full transparency, the dual purpose nature of the glass makes it ideal for use in public sector environments, such as hospitals, social and mental health facilities, as well as police stations and custodial buildings.

Designing Sustainable Retail Buildings

Trade Access Panels

When it comes to buildings, there are two main types. Those which have been designed to be sustainable, and those which have not. Developing a sustainable structure is not always an easy task, but it is something that everyone should aspire to do. But how do we design a sustainable building, and what even is one?

WHITEFRIARS HOUSING ASSOCIATION CHOOSES REHAU'S FIRE RATED PVC-U SOLUTION

REHAU Ltd

REHAU’s RAUFERNO fire rated PVC-U system won a screen replacement contract for Whitefriars Housing Association in Coventry, part of WM Housing Group. The HA’s property services department wanted to replace single glazed timber screens in 13 blocks of maisonettes with a low maintenance, thermally efficient PVC-U alternative, but decided to increase the specification to include fire resistance, in order to maximise the safety of the residents. The REHAU RAUFERNO solution was the only fire-rated PVC-U product which met this specification.

New Build - Sub-base

GEOCELL Foam Glass

With a eco build in mind, GEOCELL was the material of choice for Tony & Wendy's "dream home". Designed to passive house standards the floor achieved a U value of 0.15 W/m²K). It was the first time the building inspector had come across GEOCELL, but the floor/foundation was signed off with no issues. Everyone was surprised how strong the floor was once compacted.

Andrew Wiles Building

Planet Partitioning

Laing O’Rourke approached Planet Partitioning to work in partnership with them and their primary architect, Rafael Vinoly, finalising the designs for all internal glazing as part of a Category A and B fit out. The work included designing and installing lecture theatre fronts, meeting and study room fronts, internal glass wall cladding and bespoke glazing. Planet installed p100 double glazed partitions to the front of all lecture theatres to ensure market-leading sound attenuation.

SAP administration building in St. Ingbert

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

The expansion of the headquarters of the global software company SAP in St. Ingbert near Saarbrücken was a sophisticated project. Selecting just any property outside the city was not an option. It was necessary for the property to have a central location. In previous times, a factory owner had already realised how charming the property was when he had his villa built there and an English park set up. Today, the villa is a listed historic building. The old stock of trees has been maintained from the park.

Sunderland University, Pasteur Building

Hacel Lighting Ltd

As part of the reconfiguration and refurbishment of Sunderland University’s Science Complex, the offices and administration facilities within the Pasteur building is now complete. Located in the city of Sunderland, the university was keen to improve the culture within various departments. With collaborative working in mind as well as creating a better student experience, the building got a fresh look to its staff offices and meeting areas. As part of the refurbishment, the new facilities were equipped with class leading Hacel Lighting products.

TT Admix Specified For Major New Build Construction

Triton Systems

Triton has supplied 3,280kg of TT Admix, its BBA certified concrete waterproofing system, to a prestigious new build project in West London. The project is a new car dealership situated between the M4 flyover and the site of Brentwood FC's new stadium. The construction comprises a watertight concrete base with welded sheet piled walls and a watertight concrete capping beam to provide a Type B integral waterproofing solution to BS 8102 (2009). On top of the slab is a steel framed structure.

FlexStep in the Eidsvoll building in Norway

Liftup A/S

The fact that the FlexStep has been chosen for the unique Eidsvoll House (Eidsvollbygningen) in Norway is further proof that FlexStep can be adadpted to any environment, both when it comes to function and design. The black painted FlexStep with painted steel handrails and rubber mats on the steps looks as if it has been a part of the old building since the Norwegian National Assembly in 1814 wrote the constitution of Norway here. It was also in this building that Prince Christian Frederik was elected King of Norway.

Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury

Kawneer UK Ltd

Architectural glazing systems, some of them bespoke, by Kawneer have helped a new £26 million, 8100m2 hub building meet its university’s aspirations for a project of the “highest technical quality.” The Kawneer solutions at the University of Kent’s Sibson Building were installed to a BREEAM “Excellent” design by architects Penoyre & Prasad.

Artisan building complex in Fitzrovia, London

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

The renowned London project developer Dukelease has renovated six historical buildings in the centre of London, and transformed them into 13 luxurious apartments and penthouses. The apartments were equipped with state-of-the-art building technology – a Gira KNX system with the Gira HomeServer and touch sensors from the Gira E22 in aluminium switch range.

Oxford Martin Building, Oxfordshire

Planet Partitioning

The Oxford Martin Building at the University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of pioneering research that addresses global challenges from climate change to fuel poverty. Working closely with Berman Guedes Stretton, Planet Partitioning designed and then curved the structural framework of the partitioning to match the internal arches of the building. p100 double glazed partitioning was used to ensure sound didn't travel between meeting rooms. p20 p20 single glazed demountable partitioning was used for the office fronts and where the partitioning had to be curved to match the internal arches.

Dokett Building, Queen's College, Cambridge

Wienerberger Ltd

The project required the stripping and re-covering of the existing 100-year-old roof which was failing. Due to the prominent location of the building on campus, and it being of historical local interest, Keymer’s handmade Traditional Antique and Elizabethan tiles were selected to ensure a sympathetic renovation that was in keeping with the existing building design principles of Queens’ College.

State Aquatic Centre, SA

Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd

This massive project took two years of construction to complete, and Rondo’s technical services team were able to provide design solutions for challenging areas in the project. This included a heavy gauge 150mm Steel Stud Wall Framing System which required alignment with and concealment of the structural frame of the building, and a 6 metre high internal dividing wall that was subjected to higher internal pressures due to the louvres installed.

EGGER Protect - Ochiltree Community Hub

EGGER (UK) Ltd

The Ochiltree Community Hub is in the heart of the Cumnock community in Ayrshire, Scotland. EGGER were delighted to donate EGGER Protect structural flooring boards and Joint & Joist Adhesive to this community project. Located less than 2 miles from EGGER’s Barony plant in Auchinleck, the contribution to the redevelopment by the company helps to benefit the residents of the local area. The aim of the community centre development has sought to support the local community and surrounding areas with a number of initiatives in line with their charitable aims.

Shangri-la Hotel, Mumbai

Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd

Rondo’s Technical Team supplied emblematic CAD floor plans and designs for wall types including acoustic and fire rating to board to the manufacturer’s specifications. Onsite support from Rondo included assistance in setting out, framing, lining and finishing training as well material supply coordination.

Project Loop

Acoustic Products Ltd

Installed were three various sized Topakustik Panels, the 9/2M, 12/4M and 14/2M. Primarily chosen for the aesthetics; these panels also created a better natural environment to combat the acoustic struggles of the modern day work place. We help combat higher reverberation levels, lower the sound pressure levels and diffused those annoying noise frequencies.

Five star partition installation

Moving Designs Ltd - Acoustic Partition & Sound Masking Specialist

When Moving Designs were asked to undertake a partition replacement in a five-star hotel in Manchester, we were certainly up for the challenge. Four tonnes of our Prestige acoustic partitioning were carried up two flights of stairs by nine of our skilled fitters; this had to be meticulously planned around the hotel users. The existing track had to be cut out of the ceiling to enable a new track to be replaced, seventeen panels and one pass door measuring 3.8 were installed, the plasterboard ceiling was re-instated, skimmed and re-decorated.

Conversion of commercial building into housing

Liniar

Read how one Liniar fabricator recently won a contract to provide and install the windows for the conversion of a commercial building into housing. The developers had specified anthracite grey on white windows,top hung with toughened glass manufactured with Liniar’s EnergyPlus profile. They used pressed and vinyl coloured panels for a contemporary finish.

The 3 Point Project

The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.

The 3 Point Project features a bank of multiple mailboxes that have incorporated the increased security 3 Point Lock. The 3 Point Lock is popular in projects that are located in ‘at risk’ areas where security problems are common and the ultimate locking is required. The bank of mailboxes are mounted upon freestanding legs and back-fixed to the wall which was ideal for the project as they had to be retrospectively installed after the room had already been designed.

Trowbridge County Council Building

Mero-Schmidlin (UK) plc

Prestigious Atrium with Hollow floor factory bonded with a Porcelain tile, air plenum with floor heights of 1100mm. This system was selected by Kier for this project not only did it meet the design intent it also provided reduction in programme and removed costs of a wet install of the tile finish, over 1000m2 .

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