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Metal pipe boxing protects sprinkler pipework

Metal pipe boxing protects sprinkler pipework

Pendock

Metal pipe boxing from the Pendock Profiles range is being used at a London tower block to conceal and protect fire sprinkler pipework, cabling and other services as part of a fire safety upgrade and refurbishment programme.Bespoke manufactured to the exact dimensions and project requirements, the metal boxing is non-combustible, which makes it suitable for use in public areas, such as lift lobbies, landings and corridors, where no sprinkler heads are present.Finished in white PPC, the metal pipe boxing not only improves the overall aesthetics, but also provides durable protection for pipework and services, while the integrated hinged inspection panels allow easy access for routine checks and maintenance.
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Floor Heating Pipes - Libraries, Palaces, Conservatory, Church, Orangery and Public Buildings

Floor Heating Pipes - Libraries, Palaces, Conservatory, Church, Orangery and Public Buildings

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

The Ecclesiastical cast iron floor grille isn't used exclusively in churches, cathedrals or abbeys. We've supplied these beautiful Scottish made gratings to a number of religious buildings across the country that's for sure but their main use is in "ordinary" period properties and listed buildings. Buildings with large heating pipes sunk into the floor with suspended walkways. Places like Stansted and Rotherfield Hall or National Trust, Mount Stewart Property in County Down and Halls in Melton Mowbray and Stoke on Trent. To make a real feature or for a sympathetic restoration why not take a look ...
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Fascia Soffit System and Contemporary Diameter Rainwater Pipes at Justice Court, Norfolk

Fascia Soffit System and Contemporary Diameter Rainwater Pipes at Justice Court, Norfolk

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products

Location: Cromer, NorfolkProject Type: Retirement HousingDevelopment Cost: £12mProduct: Stone Corbel Profile Fascia Soffit SystemFinish: Powdertech Corby: Sandstone Product: 75mm Contemporary Round Rainwater PipesFinish: Syntha Pulvin RAL 9011 Satin Client: McCarthy & Stone Retirement HomesArchitects: FB Architecture LtdMain Contractor: McCarthy & StoneSub Contractor: Roweaver Developments Ltd
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Case study - heavy duty pipe supports

Case study - heavy duty pipe supports

Walraven Ltd

We were approached to help design the support system for two new district heating pipelines running under a newly constructed bridge spanning the River Avon.There were several complexities on this project including the heavy pipework, pipe expansion, corrosive environment and vibrations.
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Rolls Royce - HAG supplies doors for the worlds largest exhaust pipe

Rolls Royce - HAG supplies doors for the worlds largest exhaust pipe

HAG Ltd. - The Door Specialists

2021 sees Rolls Royce unveil Testbed 80, the world’s largest & smartest indoor aerospace testbed, as part of a £90million investment. It has been a hard year for the aerospace industry, with production slowing, and cuts in jobs, however this ground breaking facility shows Rolls Royce’s confidence in the future of aerospace for decades to come.HAG Ltd. have proudly worked alongside Buckingham Group to assist in this ground breaking facility that will not only test propulsion systems of the future, but also secure jobs in Derby, UK for many years to come.HAG Ltd. were tasked with designing & manufacturing a roller shutter for this distinctive & state of the art facility, to enable Rolls Royce to test the largest, smartest and most powerful engines in the world by MDS Aero Support Corporation of Ottawa, Canada.HAG Ltd. designed, manufactured and installed 2 Armourguard F1 insulated roller shutters that were 7.5m by 15m. The F1 model is a high quality insulated security shutters delivering the highest level of security and offering thermal protection. A composite of foam filled sections is encased in a flat double skinned interlocking galvanised steel lath.The project:£90million project3 years of construction7,000 square metres, the same size as a Premier league football groundHouses the world’s largest exhaust pipeContains 3,218 tonnes of steelAnd 27,000 metres3 of concreteEquipped with a 40,000 litre fuel tankCapable of testing engines on Sustainable Aviation FuelThe most capable & complex testbed ever designed & builtWarren East, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce, said: “Testbed 80 is the largest facility of its type in the world. However, it is not only big, it is also smart and features the most advanced testing technology we have ever used. As the new global hub of our testing capability, it will support the next stage of our UltraFan programme as we begin ground testing the first demonstrator in 2022. This incredible piece of infrastructure is a very visible sign of our commitment to this site and secures the future of Derby as the home of large engine development, continuing a history that began in the late 1960s with the RB211.”HAG Ltd. are proud to be part of this monumental development in the aviation industry.
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Camden’s high rise cover up with Pendock - Metal Pipe Boxing

Camden’s high rise cover up with Pendock - Metal Pipe Boxing

Pendock

The London borough of Camden’s extensive heating system renewal and refurbishment programme at the St Silas Estate is using bespoke manufactured metal pipe boxing boxing from Pendock to conceal external pipework on several high rise blocks where the community heating system is being upgraded.The metal boxing from the Pendock Profiles range is bespoke manufactured from 2mm thick aluminium to ensure it fully conceals the vertical and horizontal pipework used on the new heating system. Incorporating two PPC finishes in brown and dark yellow to integrate with the brickwork, the boxing not only conceals the pipework, but also protects it from damage.
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South Kesteven chooses Pendock metal pipe boxing in Grantham

South Kesteven chooses Pendock metal pipe boxing in Grantham

Pendock

Riverside age exclusive housing in Grantham is using aluminium boxing from the Pendock Profiles range to conceal pipework installed as part of South Kesteven District Council’s programme of heating system upgrades.Originally built in 1980, Riverside provides 50 one & two bedroomed flats, and the metal boxing covers both horizontal and vertical pipe runs across the front and sides of the buildings as well as the point where they enter each flat. The Pendock metal boxing is bespoke manufactured from 2mm thick aluminium and incorporates Incorporating a PPC RAL 9005 black finish.
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Metal pipe boxing adds the finishing touch in Camden

Metal pipe boxing adds the finishing touch in Camden

Pendock

Extensive upgrades to the distributed heating system at two low-rise housing blocks by Camden London Borough Council, have chosen Pendock bespoke metal pipe boxing to conceal and protect exterior pipework.The 3 storey Ludham block and 6 storey Waxham building provide more than 200 dwellings, which are occupied by both tenants and leaseholders. Following the installation of the heating system pipework to the exterior of the buildings, the Pendock aluminium and PPC coated boxing was installed to provide a uniform and more aesthetic finish to the project while also providing weather protection.
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Metal pipe boxing in the round

Metal pipe boxing in the round

Pendock

Metal pipe boxing from the Pendock Profiles range is concealing heating pipework, electrical cabling and ventilation ducting at Phoenix Point in Thamesmead as part of a refurbishment and upgrade programme of homes at the striking, cylindrical high rise building.Originally built in 2008 on the site of a boiler house used for a community heating scheme, the 8 storey, circular building provides a mix of one and 2 bedroom flats. The Pendock aluminium boxing is used extensively in the refurbishment and is located below the walkway on each tier, following the form of the structure to conceal building services, as well as acting as a mounting point for lighting.
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THE GOLD STANDARD OF PIPE LAGGING

THE GOLD STANDARD OF PIPE LAGGING

Armacell UK Ltd

When the environmentally conscious owner of a large 4 bedroom country house in Harrogate became concerned about energy loss at his estate, he chose the best solution. He called Green and Reliable Heating, where this year’s Installers Awards winner in the category of Sustainable Installer, Alan Marcon, offered him the Armacell “golden treatment”.
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Pendock metal pipe boxing for age exclusive housing in Grantham

Pendock metal pipe boxing for age exclusive housing in Grantham

Pendock

A heating system upgrade programme at an age exclusive housing development at Rectory Close in Grantham, Lincs, is using aluminium boxing from the Pendock Profiles range to conceal pipework runs that feed into each flat. Originally built in 1968, Rectory Close provides 16, one-bedroom flats, operated by social landlords South Kesteven District Council.The Pendock metal boxing is bespoke manufactured from 2mm thick aluminium to ensure it fully conceals the vertical and horizontal pipework used as part of the heating upgrade. Incorporating a PPC RAL 9005 black finish, the boxing not only conceals the pipework, but also protects it from damage.
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Alerton Synagogue

Alerton Synagogue

Guttermaster Ltd

Project Overview:Guttermaster Limited, a leading provider of bespoke gutter and rainwater solutions, partnered with an architectural firm and a construction contractor to supply and install a unique rainwater management system for a new development. This case study outlines how Guttermaster's collaboration with the architect and contractor resulted in the successful delivery of 300 meters of curved rectangular guttering and 90 meters of Slimline Flush Fix Security Pipe System that aligns with both aesthetic and functional requirements.Project Details:Scope of Works:300 meters of curved rectangular guttering90 meters of Slimline Flush Fix Security Pipe SystemClient's Requirements:The client, a forward-thinking developer, had specific demands for their new development that went beyond conventional rainwater management. They sought a rainwater solution that encompassed the following objectives:Custom Curved Guttering: The rainwater system needed to follow the curvature of the new building, providing a harmonious and visually appealing exterior.Slimline Flush Fix Security Pipe System: To meet the security and anti-vandalism requirements of the development, the rainwater pipe system needed to be flush-mounted for a clean, unbroken appearance. Insurance compliance for anti-vandal products was a key consideration.Integration with Design: The rainwater management system had to seamlessly integrate into the original building design, ensuring a cohesive and stylish appearance.Guttermaster's Approach:Guttermaster approached the project with its trademark attention to detail and expertise in bespoke rainwater solutions:Custom Design Collaboration: The Guttermaster design team worked in close partnership with the architect to create a unique guttering system that perfectly matched the curvature of the building, delivering both aesthetic excellence and functional effectiveness.Slimline Flush Fix Security Pipe Expertise: Guttermaster's Slimline Flush Fix Security Pipe System, ensures it meets both insurance company requirements for anti-vandalism products and the client's preference for clean lines and visual continuity.Seamless Integration: Guttermaster ensured the installation process was executed seamlessly, integrating the rainwater system into the building's original design without compromising its aesthetic appeal.Results:The collaborative efforts of Guttermaster Limited, the architect, and the construction contractor led to a project that exceeded the client's expectations:Aesthetic Excellence: The custom curved guttering solution seamlessly followed the building's curvature, providing an elegant and visually appealing exterior.Security and Vandal Resistance: The Slimline Flush Fix Security Pipe System met insurance company requirements and provided an anti-vandal solution that was incorporated into the building's original design, enhancing the development's security measures.Integration and Functionality: The rainwater management system's integration into the building's design not only met aesthetic expectations but also demonstrated Guttermaster's commitment to providing a functional solution that met the client's unique needs.Conclusion:The collaboration between Guttermaster Limited, the architectural firm, and the construction contractor in supplying and installing 300 meters of curved rectangular guttering and 90 meters of security flush fix rainwater pipe exemplifies the value of teamwork in delivering a tailored rainwater solution. This project showcases Guttermaster's dedication to creating exceptional rainwater systems that combine aesthetics, security, and functionality while adhering to strict insurance company requirements. It also emphasizes the growing importance of incorporating anti-vandal and anti-climb products in the original design of a building to meet modern security demands.
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Hampton House

Hampton House

Guttermaster Ltd

Project Overview:The iconic Hampton House, located in the heart of London, consists of three striking towers known as "The Corniche." Rising to heights of 85 meters and spanning 15 to 27 storeys, these towers house 253 apartments, office spaces, a restaurant, cafe, bar, gym, pool, and spa area. The towers offer breathtaking views of prominent landmarks such as Westminster Palace, Tate Britain, and the London Eye. The distinctive architectural design with arched structures allows for panoramic views and an abundance of natural light. Guttermaster Limited played a significant role in providing Concealed Rainwater Pipes, Soffits, and Bespoke Fabrications to adapt to the building's unique arched layout, offering custom solutions to meet the project's specific requirements.Project Details:Scope of Works:Concealed Rainwater PipesSoffitsBespoke FabricationsProject Challenges:The primary challenge of the project was to adapt all aluminum profiles to the arched layout of the building. Given the distinctive architectural design of The Corniche, a number of custom solutions had to be developed to ensure that Guttermaster's products were seamlessly integrated with the building's structure.Guttermaster's Approach:Guttermaster Limited embraced the project's unique challenges with a focus on custom design, precision engineering, and innovative solutions:Custom Fabrication Expertise: Guttermaster's team developed a Concealed Rainwater Pipe system, Soffits, and Bespoke Fabrications that could seamlessly conform to the arched layout of the project.Adaptive Engineering: Innovative engineering techniques were employed to ensure the concealed rainwater pipe joints could expand with floor-to-floor concrete movement and also provide efficient rainwater management.Balancing Form and Function: The challenge of maintaining architectural integrity while delivering effective rainwater solutions was met through the creation of custom profiles that were both visually pleasing and functional.Results:The collaborative effort between Guttermaster Limited and the project team resulted in the successful integration of Concealed Rainwater Pipes, Soffits, and Bespoke Fabrications at Hampton House:Architectural Synergy: The custom-designed Guttermaster solutions seamlessly integrated into the arched design of the building, preserving its distinctive form and allowing for an abundance of natural light while efficiently managing rainwater.Enhanced Aesthetics: The project showcased Guttermaster's ability to balance form and function, ensuring that the concealed rainwater pipes, soffits, and bespoke fabrications contributed to the building's exterior aesthetics.Innovative Engineering: The custom solutions demonstrated the innovation and adaptability of Guttermaster's engineering team, creating profiles that met the specific needs of the project.Conclusion:The success of Guttermaster Limited in providing Concealed Rainwater Pipes, Soffits, and Bespoke Fabrications for Hampton House, The Corniche, exemplifies the company's dedication to delivering tailored, aesthetically pleasing, and functional rainwater solutions. This project underscores the value of precision engineering, custom design, and the ability to adapt to unique architectural challenges, resulting in a harmonious and iconic addition to London's skyline that seamlessly integrates aesthetics with rainwater management.
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Manor Farm

Manor Farm

Guttermaster Ltd

Project Overview:Guttermaster Limited played a pivotal role in the meticulous restoration of Manor Farm, a historical building. This case study highlights Guttermaster's key contributions in preserving the heritage aesthetics by supplying a number of solutions, including cast aluminium guttering, extruded rainwater pipe, and cast hoppers. The primary objective of this heritage project was to retain the timeless charm of Manor Farm while ensuring effective rainwater management.Project Details:Scope of Works:Supply of cast aluminium guttering, extruded rainwater pipe, and cast hoppersClient's Requirements:The restoration of Manor Farm aimed to preserve its historical charm while addressing the need for efficient rainwater management. The client's key project requirements included:Historical Preservation: The need to retain the authenticity and heritage aesthetics of Manor Farm during the restoration.Functional Rainwater Management: Effective rainwater drainage and collection without compromising the visual integrity of the heritage site.Collaborative Design: A collaborative approach between Guttermaster and the restoration team to seamlessly integrate modern functionality with timeless heritage aesthetics.Guttermaster's Approach:Guttermaster Limited approached the Manor Farm restoration project with a meticulous blend of historical preservation and modern functionality:Bespoke Solutions Selection: Guttermaster's expertise led to the selection of cast aluminium guttering, extruded rainwater pipe, and cast hoppers for their durability, classic appeal, and ability to seamlessly complement heritage architecture.Functional Integration: The extruded rainwater pipe, designed for optimal rainwater flow, and the cast hoppers were chosen to add functional elements without compromising the visual integrity of the heritage site.Fine Texture Powder-Coated Finish: Guttermaster's commitment to maintaining the authenticity of Manor Farm was evident in the fine texture powder-coated finish applied to the supplied components. This finish enhanced durability and ensured seamless integration into the heritage environment.Results:The collaboration between Guttermaster Limited and Manor Farm resulted in a successful restoration project:Harmonious Blend: The cast aluminium guttering seamlessly complemented the heritage architecture, achieving a harmonious blend of historical preservation and contemporary efficiency.Functional Elegance: The extruded rainwater pipe and cast hoppers added functional elements without compromising the visual integrity of Manor Farm, ensuring effective rainwater management.Fine Texture Powder-Coated Finish: The applied finish enhanced the durability of the supplied components and seamlessly integrated them into the heritage environment, contributing to the overall visual appeal of the project.Conclusion:The supply of cast aluminium guttering, extruded rainwater pipe, and cast hoppers by Guttermaster contributed to the successful restoration of Manor Farm. This case study exemplifies the importance of expert collaboration in heritage projects, where attention to detail and a commitment to preserving historical aesthetics are paramount. Guttermaster's role in providing both functional and visually complementary rainwater management solutions underscores the significance of maintaining heritage integrity in architectural restoration.
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Morrisons

Morrisons

Guttermaster Ltd

Project OverviewGuttermaster Limited played a pivotal role in the renovation of the Morrisons store in York by supplying Moulded No.46 Gutter and Square Retro Rainwater Pipe systems. This case study highlights the successful collaboration between Guttermaster and the Morrisons project team, resulting in an efficient and visually appealing rainwater management solution for the store.Project DetailsScope of Works:Supply of Moulded No.46 GutterSupply of Square Retro Rainwater PipeClient's RequirementsMorrisons sought an upgraded rainwater management system for their store in York. The primary project objectives were as follows:Efficient Rainwater Management: Morrisons required a modern and efficient rainwater management system to replace the existing one.Aesthetic Enhancement: The new system needed to enhance the visual appeal of the store's exterior, aligning with Morrisons' commitment to a pleasing shopping environment.Guttermaster's ApproachGuttermaster Limited approached the project with a focus on efficient and aesthetically pleasing rainwater solutions:Moulded No.46 Gutter Selection: Guttermaster recommended the Moulded No.46 Gutter system due to its efficiency and capacity for rainwater management, which was well-suited for the store's needs.Square Retro Rainwater Pipe Selection: The Square Retro Rainwater Pipe was chosen for its clean lines and modern aesthetic, contributing to the store's exterior enhancement.Precise Supply: Guttermaster ensured the accurate supply of both systems, meeting the project's requirements.ResultsThe collaboration between Guttermaster Limited and Morrisons led to a successful project:Efficient Rainwater Management: The supplied Moulded No.46 Gutter system significantly improved rainwater management, reducing the risk of flooding and water damage to the store.Enhanced Aesthetics: The supplied Square Retro Rainwater Pipe provided a clean, modern look that enhanced the store's visual appeal, aligning with Morrisons' commitment to a pleasing shopping environment.Reliable Rainwater Solution: Guttermaster's supply ensured that the systems could perform reliably and efficiently for the long term, contributing to Morrisons' operational efficiency.ConclusionThe successful supply of Guttermaster's Moulded No.46 Gutter and Square Retro Rainwater Pipe systems to Morrisons, York, exemplifies the company's dedication to delivering efficient and visually appealing rainwater management solutions. This project showcases the power of collaboration in achieving effective rainwater management and enhancing a store's exterior appearance to create a more pleasing shopping environment for customers.
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Quintana Gate

Quintana Gate

Guttermaster Ltd

Project Overview:Guttermaster Limited played a pivotal role in the development of the Quintana Gate project, a modern residential new build. This case study outlines Guttermaster's key contributions in providing tailored rainwater management solutions that seamlessly blend functional efficiency with contemporary aesthetics.Project Details:Scope of Works:Supply of Flush Joint Pipe, SnapLok Capping, and aluminium rainwater hoppersProject Goals:The Quintana Gate project aimed to achieve both functional efficiency and contemporary aesthetics in rainwater management for a modern residential development. The key project goals included:Functional Efficiency: Efficient rainwater conveyance and collection tailored to the needs of a modern residential building.Contemporary Aesthetics: Sleek, modern design elements that enhance the overall visual appeal of the residential development.Guttermaster's Approach:Guttermaster Limited approached the Quintana Gate project with a focus on providing advanced rainwater management solutions that marry functionality with contemporary design:Tailored Rainwater Solutions: Guttermaster supplied Flush Joint Pipe, chosen for its streamlined design and efficient water conveyance, meeting the specific needs of a modern residential development.SnapLok Capping for Parapet Wall Finishing: The inclusion of SnapLok Capping provided a clean and polished look to the building’s exterior, showcasing Guttermaster’s commitment to contemporary design and adding a touch of sophistication.Aluminium Rainwater Hoppers: Guttermaster supplied aluminium rainwater hoppers, emphasizing the company’s dedication to delivering comprehensive rainwater management solutions. These hoppers ensured efficient water collection and added a visually appealing element to the building’s exterior.Results:The collaboration between Guttermaster Limited and the Quintana Gate project managers resulted in the successful implementation of advanced rainwater management systems:Functional Efficiency: The Flush Joint Pipe, with its streamlined design, contributed to the overall functionality of the project, efficiently conveying rainwater in line with modern residential needs.Contemporary Aesthetics: The inclusion of SnapLok Capping added a touch of sophistication to the building’s exterior, enhancing the modern aesthetic appeal of the residential development.Visual Appeal: Aluminium rainwater hoppers not only ensured efficient water collection but also added a visually appealing element, contributing to the overall aesthetic success of Quintana Gate.Conclusion:The supply of Flush Joint Pipe, SnapLok Capping, and aluminium rainwater hoppers by Guttermaster contributed to the overall success of the Quintana Gate project. This case study highlights the importance of collaboration between industry experts and showcases Guttermaster’s ability to provide advanced and visually appealing rainwater management solutions for modern residential developments. The project exemplifies the synergy between functionality and contemporary design in the realm of new construction.
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Pinderfield & Pontefract Hospital, Yorkshire

Pinderfield & Pontefract Hospital, Yorkshire

nVent Thermal Management

Single-pipe hot water distribution systems were designed for the new acute inpatient hospital in Wakefield and new diagnostic and treatment centre in Pontefract. 25km of RAYCHEM HWAT-M self-regulating heating cables was used, supported by RAYCHEM HWAT-ECO controllers. The single-pipe design and simplicity of the RAYCHEM installation dramatically eased the modular fabrication process. Fully traced and insulated pipe modules were assembled off-site and delivered to meet strict schedules for connection. Pipe freeze protection for external pipework was provided by some 10 km of RAYCHEM WinterGard self-regulating cables.
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Hotel MK

Hotel MK

Ecoprod Technique

About Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Milton KeynesHotel MK is a Hilton-branded hotel built into Stadium MK, home of MK Dons FC and 2015 Rugby World Cup venue. It has 304 bedrooms as well as multiple event spaces. Its conference space regularly accommodates up to 700 people for banquets, 1,000 for conferences and up to 2,500 on match day. Consequently the urinals in the conference area can experience very high usage. The hotel operates under the Hilton brand and so must comply with Hilton’s brand standards. It also takes part in Hilton’s Lightstay programme, designed to reduce energy and water usage throughout the Hilton portfolio.In 2016 Sue Dawson, the hotel’s Operations Director, was tasked with arranging the refurbishment of the two blocks of toilets in the hotel’s conference area. Waterless urinals were already in use in the Stadium and the hotel was keen to reduce its water usage further by installing them in the conference areas.Why did Hotel MK choose waterless urinals?Waterless urinals offered several benefits to the hotel. The conference area is not used every day so moving to waterless urinals means no water is used on the days that the conference area is not used. The hotel also needed to ensure that the installation fitted with Hilton’s brand standards for design. Waterless urinals offer an aesthetic advantage as the waste from them simply runs directly into the drains, eliminating the need for ugly pipes on show or any need to box pipes in. Draining into a wide pipe, rather than a narrow pipe as is the case with traditional urinals, also means that waterless urinals are highly unlikely ever to block.Why did Hotel MK choose URIMAT urinals?"I searched online for waterless urinals but none of the ones I looked at were particularly nice looking and it was very important to us to get something that fitted with the overall look of the facility and with Hilton’s own brand standards. When I came across Ecoprod I felt that their products were much more attractive and fitted with the clean look we wanted to achieve. They ticked all the boxes for us.The key selling points were the fact that the urinals were eco-friendly and the aesthetics of their design – that’s what sold me."Sue Dawson, Operations DirectorSmooth and quick installationThe installation was done by the hotel’s in-house team of builders and joiners in conjunction with external plumbing contractors and took only a few days to complete."I liaised with Edward at Ecoprod and together we agreed a plan and a delivery date. Everything went very smoothly. The products were all delivered on time. We arranged a split delivery so that one set of urinals could be installed while a second set remained in use."Sue Dawson, Operations DirectorPositive feedback from staff and customers"There have been no operational issues at all since launch. Edward came down to demonstrate the cleaning regime and everything is really hunky-dory. Ecoprod has been very helpful and on the case the whole time, very diligent and attentive, making sure we had everything we needed on time and knew what we were doing the whole time."Sue Dawson, Operations Director"Conference people notice the new urinals, and we do a lot of show arounds. They look so much better – much more hygienic than standard urinals.The cleaners have also noticed a difference. These urinals are mounted onto a wood board rather than tiles, so there’s no grout or other areas where dirt and residue can accumulate. The wood is much easier to wipe around. The hotel design is all driven by making things easier to clean so this is a really important consideration for us."Mark Watson, Operations Manager."It’s a very modern-looking facility – we’re very happy with the results – it feels fresh and modern."Sue Dawson, Operations Director
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Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus Library - Alumasc Harmer Aluminium Roof Outlets, GX Gutters & Heritage Aluminium Pipework

Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus Library - Alumasc Harmer Aluminium Roof Outlets, GX Gutters & Heritage Aluminium Pipework

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Alumasc Rooflights provided an ideal solution to allowing natural daylight into the building from above. The unique kerb design incorporates both security and waterproofing to create a reliable, safe and secure rooflight, allowing horizontal termination of the waterproof membrane. This makes water penetration virtually impossible. The domed glazing is moulded from Marlon FSX Longlife, premium quality solid polycarbonate, which has an impact resistance up to 200 times that of glass.Technically sophisticated, Harmer AV high-performance aluminium roof outlets are chosen for this project as they guarantee a trouble-free performance and are especially suited to flat roofing applications featuring continuous membranes.Harmer AV roof outlets combine innovative product design with full industry compliance to meet the needs of rainwater drainage in any construction project, with the ability to drain up to 40% more roof area than conventional gravity outlets. Further to this, their lightweight, durable, non-corrodible design means that they will do so for up to 40 years.GX Pressed Aluminium Gutters are robust box section gutters designed for traditional wet jointing on site. They’re especially suited to applications where maximum capacity gutters are required. For the very large drainage area of the campus roof, they were perfect.Designed to fully accommodate thermal movement at every joint, they are lightweight, durable and noncorrodible, and, upholding the environmental prerequisites of this project, they are 100% recyclable.Finally, Heritage Circular Pipes are available in 4 pipe diameters and 3 pipe lengths, together with a complete range of fittings. Can be factory finished to replicate cast iron or with BBA certificated powder coatings in a range of colours.
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Premier Inn, Birmingham

Premier Inn, Birmingham

Geberit Sales Ltd

Geberit’s Sovent fitting, used for the first time on an English building. A revolutionary system, the Geberit Sovent negates the need for two stack drainage, streamlining systems for tall-buildings of this nature. In addition to Sovent, Geberit Silent-db20, a waste water pipe with built in sound insulation, was installed to ensure peace and quiet for the hotel’s guests, Geberit Mapress press-fit pipe system provides general plumbing and Geberit HDPE; a long-lasting pipe with low environmental impact; delivers above-ground drainage. Plumbing systems were specified and installed by Sharpe Mechanical Services.
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Hemisphere

Hemisphere

Guttermaster Ltd

Project Overview:The Hemisphere Project marked a unique architectural venture where Guttermaster Limited played an integral role in shaping the project from its inception. Collaborating closely with Ruddle Wilkinson Architects and Stoneguard (Midlands) Ltd, Guttermaster was tasked with designing and manufacturing 960 meters of bespoke aluminium copings, alongside providing 90 meters of TrimFix fascia, aluminium rainwater pipes, and cast aluminium hoppers. This case study unveils the meticulous planning and execution that resulted in a stunning architectural statement with bold symmetrical lines surrounding the entire building.Project DetailsScope of Works:960 meters of bespoke SnapLok cappings90 meters of TrimFix fasciaAluminium rainwater pipesCast aluminium hoppersClient's Requirements:The client, driven by a vision for a distinctive and iconic architectural statement, outlined their objectives for the project:Architectural Finesse: The project aimed to create an architectural masterpiece with bespoke aluminium copings, challenging Guttermaster to deliver on design, quality, and execution.Symmetrical Roof Edge: The roof edge required bold and symmetrical lines to accentuate the building's aesthetics.Collaborative Design: Guttermaster was involved from the project's conception stage and had to work in close collaboration with Ruddle Wilkinson Architects and Stoneguard (Midlands) Ltd to bring the design to life.Guttermaster's Approach:Guttermaster's role in this ambitious project was characterised by a blend of precision and collaborative innovation:Custom Design and Engineering: The Guttermaster design team embarked on creating complex bespoke aluminium copings that adhered to the architect's vision. This involved advanced engineering to ensure structural integrity and aesthetic excellence.Symmetrical Lines: Guttermaster devised a slim edge perimeter feature aluminium coping with secondary support, ensuring that the roof edge featured bold and symmetrical lines that embraced the entire building.Collaborative Development: From the very start, Guttermaster worked hand in hand with the architectural and construction teams, ensuring seamless integration of their solutions into the project's design and construction plans.ResultsThe collaborative effort between Guttermaster Limited, Ruddle Wilkinson Architects, and Stoneguard (Midlands) Ltd yielded remarkable results:Architectural Masterpiece: The bespoke aluminium copings, SnapLok cappings, TrimFix fascia, aluminium rainwater pipes, and cast aluminium hoppers combined to create an architectural masterpiece that surpassed the client's expectations.Bold Symmetrical Lines: The roof edge, with the slim edge perimeter feature aluminium coping, displayed bold and symmetrical lines, enhancing the building's visual appeal.Seamless Integration: Guttermaster's proactive involvement from the project's conception ensured that their solutions were seamlessly integrated into the architectural and construction plans, contributing to the project's overall success.ConclusionThe Hemisphere Project stands as a testament to the power of precision, collaborative design, and innovative engineering in creating a distinctive architectural masterpiece. Guttermaster's role in the project showcased their commitment to delivering bespoke solutions that enhance architectural vision and bold symmetrical lines. This project serves as a striking example of how expert collaboration can transform a vision into reality, producing an iconic and visually appealing building that captivates all who encounter it.
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Energy Efficiency Case Study - Hot Water Generation and Distribution Systems

Energy Efficiency Case Study - Hot Water Generation and Distribution Systems

nVent Thermal Management

There are two options to compensate for the heat loss in hot water distribution pipes: using a temperature maintenance cable or a re-circulation pipe. Which option is more sensible from an energy point of view, when using a condensing boiler for hot water generation? A study by the Technical University in Dresden addresses the question of which option is more energy-efficient.The results presented show that a single pipe hot water system that compensates for heat losses with a self-regulating temperature maintenance cable is a better solution.
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The Rolex Building, London

The Rolex Building, London

nVent Thermal Management

nVent was brought in to employ a variety of heating solutions at the London Rolex Building. Rolex was looking to convert its heating to a simpler, lower cost single pipe system requiring less maintenance. nVent provided hot water services using the RAYCHEM HWAT single pipe hot water temperature maintenance system. More than 400 meters of cable were installed to provide hot water all the way to the point of use, 600 metres of pipe freezeprotection to safeguard the chilled water supply lines from freezing. In addition, the entrance foyer welcomes visitors with the warmth of RAYCHEM QuickNet floor heating systems.
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The Rolls Building, London

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.
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Soundis Acoustic Flooring at The Market Building, Brentford London

Soundis Acoustic Flooring at The Market Building, Brentford London

Soundis

In 2015, Quinn London Ltd started the refurbishment of The Market Building, in Brentford which involved the conversion of Offices to residential dwellings as a ‘Material Change of Use’ project. Soundis provided acoustic solution options for this project, in order to ensure a cost effective Value Engineering Exercise, on behalf of the Main Contractor.As the 1st floor required a deep void system due to new soil pipes and waste pipes having to be installed along the corridor within the building for kitchens and bathrooms, it was agreed to utilise Soundis Cradle & Batten System. This provided a service void for the pipes of 300mm whilst the other areas of the floor were treated with the system at 80mm FFH. The Soundis cradle & batten acoustic floor was then overlaid with a Soundis a high quality, interlocking dry screed system gypsum fibreboard.The Soundis cradle & batten floor system has been installed on the existing concrete and existing timber structural floors to provide a level floor over the un-even sub-deck. The service void provided by Soundis cradle & batten system can be used for other flooring applications, such as underfloor heating.Our Cradle and Risers are manufactured from 100% recycled materials assisting to the sustainability targets of projects.
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West End Gate

West End Gate

VIEGA LTD

A high-quality installation of pipework for heating and drinking water, absolutely free of contaminants, quick to install and guaranteed to perform over the long term. These were the priorities for the developer of the prestigious West End Gate development in London, leading to the specification of the Profipress system from Viega throughout.The development is a collection of apartments, stunning penthouses, commercial units, and leisure facilities situated in the prestigious neighbourhood of Marylebone and Little Venice. Berkeley St Edwards were taking no risks with water hygiene, looking for a piping system which would guarantee clean water to the different heights of the towers. Given the prestige of the development, the system had to be faultless, future proof and guaranteed to last. Specifying a high-quality solutionKevin Guiry, Senior MEP Manager for Berkeley St Edwards, explained the rationale for specifying the Profipress solution. “Quality was our top priority, both in terms of the water system and the products used. With all the heating and chilled distribution pipework running in a closed system, we needed a solution to guarantee clean and safe water without contamination. The copper Profipress system delivers this alongside real on-site benefits.” Berkeley St Edwards has made a considered effort to move to press connections over soldering methods for pipework. Particularly in domestic projects, the benefit of cold press means contaminants from soldering are reduced and so systems produce a quicker turnaround for test results from flushing. On top of the speed advantages of cold press, the additional benefit of risk reduction through removal of hot works helps increase safety for those installing on site.“Viega was specified in the first phase block, and it was fantastic. As such, we approved the spec for the next phase as per the previous block. The contractor who received the contract used their same core operatives which resulted in a consistent, clean installation.” Kevin summarised.Working with Viega qualityCraig Yardy, Fit-Out Manager at Vital Energi, oversaw the installation of the system and mirrored the sentiment from Kevin. “Three to four years ago we mainly used soldering, but we’ve shifted to press connections systems. With soldering, you get flux and contaminants in the pipe, so you must flush the system. With press, it’s a far cleaner system.”On working with the Viega Profipress system Craig commented: “we had used the copper system on previous projects which were good installations, and it has been the same on-site here. Generally, the high-level fitting has been easy, the challenge has been where pipework in the walls runs into mixers. This means tight spaces for the installer to work the pipes and makes it difficult to press the joints. Viega press tools come with an angled jaw giving us the flexibility to get into those hard-to-reach places.”Providing ongoing support and training One of the benefits of choosing the Viega specification is the on-site training offered for the installation teams. This will ensure that the systems are installed correctly and effectively, using the recommended tools and techniques. Not only does this process maximise speed of installation, it also allows Viega to issue its full warranty.“The support from Viega started with demonstration days at the very beginning of the project. Throughout the first block installation they visited multiple times to check on the installation, offering support and guidance” Kevin noted. “We plan to continue using Viega for the remaining phases of the development. The Viega quality and future guarantees are what made the initial investment worth it in the long run. I’m a big believer in quality and with this system we’re getting the best quality fittings for this premium development. We didn’t want to risk any further maintenance or damage and the Viega Profipress system achieves this.”Due to be completed in 2025, the first four tower blocks have been completed. Ranging from 10 to 30 storeys in height, the development offers unparalleled views of the surrounding area, commanding high-quality finishes to the apartments inside and out.
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Queens House - Profipress and Viega Smartpress

Queens House - Profipress and Viega Smartpress

VIEGA LTD

Viega has supplied its cold applied Profipress and Sanpress Inox press connection systems to the latest refurbishment of the 17th century Queen’s House in Greenwich.Queen’s House, a Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument, was originally built between 1616 and 1635 and is the last surviving section of the palace of Greenwich. Queen’s House is now part of the Royal Museums Greenwich and is home to a large collection of important paintings, drawings and sculptures. Over the last few years the 400-year-old building has undergone a program of vital maintenance.The scheduled ancient monument protection is granted to sites of national architectural importance and makes it a criminal offence to damage the monument in question. The importance of the building meant that during the maintenance work the materials and methods used had to be carefully considered. For example, no hot works of any kind were permitted on-site so traditional soldering or brazing of pipework was not an option.Mechanical and electrical maintenance specialist Red100 was selected to carry out the work as the latest in a number of contracts to work on the building. The renewal of the pipework systems included the heating and chilled water systems, for both of which the supply comes off a header pipe from a plant room located in another building. The contract also included work on the greywater system.As a result of the restrictions on hot works, press connection technology was the chosen methodology for the pipe installation. Viega’s Profipress system was selected for use on the copper heating and water pipework while the stainless steel greywater pipe was connected with Sanpress Inox fittings.Stephen Phillips, Director at Red100 said: “We were familiar with press connection technology, having employed it on a number of similar projects. We had been recommended the Viega systems and were impressed by what we saw when we visited Viega’s production facilities in Germany.”Paul Burkett, Technical Sales Manager at Viega commented: “After discussing the requirements with Stephen at Red100 we were confident that the Viega products fitted their needs exactly. Also the range of different press connection options offered by Viega meant that there were suitable products available as the scope of the work expanded.”Due to the historical significance and protected status of the building as well as the priceless nature of the artwork housed within the Queen’s House, the security of the connections was paramount. Any water leaking from incomplete or inadvertently unpressed joints had to be avoided due to damage it would cause. The SC-Contur feature designed into products from across the Viega range, including Profipress and Sanpress Inox, ensure that any missed connections are reliably identified during testing. This avoids expensive and potentially damaging failures once the project is complete.Stephen Phillips concluded: “We were delighted with the performance of the products. The installation on Queen’s House went very smoothly and as a result we have subsequently used the Viega systems on other projects."
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Cast Iron Rainwater and Drain Outlet Cowl

Cast Iron Rainwater and Drain Outlet Cowl

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Before there was an open, 4" (100mm) diameter pipe that drained water from the back of this Devon farm house into the yard. Apart from an open pipe, which never looks good on a listed building, when it rained heavily there was water gushing out across the road causing havoc to any cars parked nearby. With the installation of the cast iron cowled conservation vent now the water is deflected downwards and the opening is no longer open to the elements and in eye line. With a choice of 100mm or 125mm spigots this cowled vent has many uses
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Lewis Deck in an ICF Build.

Lewis Deck in an ICF Build.

CDI Innovative Construction Materials Ltd

The building was constructed using ICF blocks that are to have a rendered finish. Internally the ground floor is a concrete slab and the upper floor has timber posi-joists with the Lewis Deck and resilient strips laid above. 16mm underfloor heating pipes are then clipped into our new clip rail system with a free flowing screed then poured on top, 50mm thick. This then gives 20mm cover to the heating pipes, maximising the efficiency of the whole system.
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AluOne - Herbert Road

AluOne - Herbert Road

Balco Balcony Systems Ltd

AluOne is a self-supporting, lightweight and recyclable open balcony system. Designed for structural simplicity and ease of installation, whilst stylishly complimenting the building facade. Manufactured at our state-of-the-art production facility, and constructed using a four column self-supporting lightweight system, AluOne ensures ease of implementation on site. Suitable for new builds, renovations and retro-fitting to existing buildings. We have a suitable solution for every building. Guaranteed durability, practicality and a high quality finish, AluOne is a truly bespoke modular system.Available in a wide-range of RAL colours, AluOne can be customised specifically for each project with a choice of balustrade and floor tile options. AluOne comes with a tiled floor of concrete paving slabs. The plates have been carefully sandblasted to allow the natural stone ballast in the plate to appear. Thanks to our manufacturing method, this plate has an unique colour resistance. The paving slabs are 400 x 400 in size and available in three colour shades. Always designed with drainage management in mind, AluOne has a hidden system in the balcony for optional rainwater drainage. The water flows discreetly under the paving slabs, allowing it to move into the drainage pipe via a gutter in the balcony frame. This is connected to the building's drainage system or to a drainage pipe that ensures the balcony rainwater discharge is properly managed. AluOne is available ins 12 different sizes. You can choose between four different widths and three depths, each in convenient increments of 400mm.
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AluOne - Herbert Road (video)

AluOne - Herbert Road (video)

Balco Balcony Systems Ltd

AluOne is a self-supporting, lightweight and recyclable open balcony system. Designed for structural simplicity and ease of installation, whilst stylishly complimenting the building facade.Manufactured at our state-of-the-art production facility, and constructed using a four column self-supporting lightweight system, AluOne ensures ease of implementation on site.Suitable for new builds, renovations and retro-fitting to existing buildings. We have a suitable solution for every building. Guaranteed durability, practicality and a high quality finish, AluOne is a truly bespoke modular system.Available in a wide-range of RAL colours, AluOne can be customised specifically for each project with a choice of balustrade and floor tile options.AluOne comes with a tiled floor of concrete paving slabs. The plates have been carefully sandblasted to allow the natural stone ballast in the plate to appear. Thanks to our manufacturing method, this plate has an unique colour resistance. The paving slabs are 400 x 400 in size and available in three colour shades.Always designed with drainage management in mind, AluOne has a hidden system in the balcony for optional rainwater drainage. The water flows discreetly under the paving slabs, allowing it to move into the drainage pipe via a gutter in the balcony frame. This is connected to the building's drainage system or to a drainage pipe that ensures the balcony rainwater discharge is properly managed.AluOne is available ins 12 different sizes. You can choose between four different widths and three depths, each in convenient increments of 400mm.
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Blue roof case study: Cambridge University, Department of Civil Engineering

Blue roof case study: Cambridge University, Department of Civil Engineering

Bauder Ltd

This new build project in the centre of Cambridge combines a Sustainable urban Drainage Solution (SuDS) with vegetation and renewable energy in a warm roof construction.The client for the Department of Civil Engineering at Cambridge University, R H Partnership, identified sustainability as being a key driver in the design of the roof, but also sought a single source supplier that could provide a guarantee for both workmanship and products. Bauder’s systems range encompasses products to meet all the sustainability objectives, and with our network of approved contractors carrying out the installation, we could offer the comprehensive guarantee that was required.Bauder Building BoardProject:Cambridge University Department of Engineering​Location:CambridgeRoof Area:1610m²Client:University of CambridgeSpecifier:RH Partnership ArchitectsMain Contractor:SDC LimitedApproved Contractor:Voland LimitedThe specificationTo meet the sustainability criteria set out by the client, the Bauder technical team designed a roof system combining an extensive blue roof, a green roof and a solar PV array. The first and most fundamental element of the roof system though is the waterproofing. Bauder Total Green Roof System (BTGRS) was selected as it provides robust and durable waterproofing with a life span in excess of 35 years, as validated by BBA Certificate 10/4744. The Plant E cap sheet has also been tested by the FLL to ensure long term root-resistance, making it ideal for use in conjunction with the BauderSOLAR G LIGHT system. The BauderSOLAR G LIGHT system is a unique way to combine rooftop vegetation with renewable solar energy. The PV panel mounting boards are held in position using the growing medium as ballast, meaning the waterproofing is not penetrated and therefore compromised. The mounting boards incorporate a water retention feature which allows a small amount of excess rainwater to be stored for short periods of time for the various plant species to feed from. The BauderSOLAR G LIGHT system’s unique mounting system lifts the panels above the vegetation allowing the plant life to grow freely and therefore qualify a greater area of the roof as biodiverse.In addition to the BauderSOLAR G LIGHT system, a blue roof was added to the build-up. Blue roofs are sustainable drainage solutions designed to manage stormwater on a flat roof to reduce water runoff rates and ease flash flooding and standing water in built up areas. The BauderBLUE Roof System attenuates water from a flat roof over a 24-hour period via a restrictive flow outlet. Calculations are carried out to determine the rate at which the water should egress the rooftop. This is determined by the local planning authority and is often set as low as 5-8 litres per second per hectare. With these calculations, Bauder can design each flow restrictorto meet the necessary runoff rate. For the Department of Civil Engineering, the main roof area of 1455.5m² required two flow restrictors, each with flow control holes to ensure the specified discharge rate of 0.77 litres per second was achieved. The maximum depth of water the roof is designed for is the H-max. When the water level reaches H-max, it will drain via the emergency overflow pipe. These overflow pipes are set at the same height as the H-max level. On this project the H-max was calculated to be 99mm. Although an unlikely scenario, this provision for a ‘once-in-a-hundred-years’ storm event will ensure that the structural integrity of the building is always preserved.Project challengesThe roof deck was constructed using a pretensioned concrete plank roof structure. Due to the large span of these planks, the dead load weight to the roof would be restricted. This being a blue roof with green landscaping and PV (a reasonably heavy build up), presented the issue of balancing the need of the roof design and the weight restriction of the supporting structure. To add to this challenging scenario, the pretensioned deck did not provide a completely flat finish. When installing a blue roof, a flat deck with no positive or negative falls is essential, as detailed in the 2018 update of BS 6229 – Flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings. To overcome this onsite challenge,the final deflection of the fully loaded roof was calculated and the concrete deck was screeded to give a flat finish.The resultBauder believes this project to be one of the first of its type in the UK to bring together so many rooftop systems in one space. Project management and clear communication was paramount in order to ensure a smooth installation. The Bauder project team consisted of green roof and solar PV product managers, area technical manager, technical design team, site technicians and approved installers for the waterproofing.With all the different elements being installed, green roof and solar PV product managers worked with our technical team to design the best possible PV array configuration for optimum energy generation whilst also qualifying for the maximum biodiverse area.Bauder site technicians worked closely with Bauder approved contractors, Voland Asphalte Ltd, to ensure works were kept to schedule and that a high quality of workmanship was maintained throughout.To ensure the landscaping is maintained, irrigation was installed by Access Irrigation Ltd. The system, Permadrip Pro, is a drip line irrigation system with anti-syphon design to resist clogging and pressure regulation. Due to the specialist nature of the irrigation system, Access Irrigation Ltd provided a bespoke design service.The result of this network of expertise was a multi-faceted support service for the client, specifier, main contractor and roofing and PV installers. System installed1 BauderPLANT E 42Green, 5mm torch-on root-resistant capping sheet.2 BauderTEC KSA DUOA self-adhesive, elastomeric, bitumen underlayer. This underlayer was used to ensure thorough sealing of lap joints in low temperatures when the roof was installed.3 BauderPIR FA-TETissue-faced flatboard insulation faced on both sides with aluminium foil to provide efficient thermal output.4 Bauder Super AL-ETorch-on air & vapour control layer. Once installed on the concrete pretensioned plank deck, it can act as a temporary waterproofing layer, allowing internal works to be carried out immediately which was a huge advantage on this new build project.
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West Pharma (Pharmaceutical) Ireland - Waterford

West Pharma (Pharmaceutical) Ireland - Waterford

FSi Limited

Stringent specification met using the following FSi products: Stopseal® Batt, PyroPro® HPE Sealant, PipeBloc® PCP Pipe Collars, PipeBloc® EL Pipe Wraps, Pyrocoustic® Sealant and Linear Gap Seal.
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The Erratics Exhibition

The Erratics Exhibition

ROCKWOOL Ltd

The Erratics Exhibition features an impressive 6.5m by 5.5m sculpture, created by Lubna Chowdhary, who fabricated a stunning giant modular sculpture using ROCKWOOL® RockLap heating and ventilation pipe (H&V) sections.Lubna Chowdary chose ROCKWOOL RockLap sections as it was a material that could be easily formed and constructed into more complex shapes with minimal tools and processes.Traditionally used for heating and ventilation pipes in a range of settings, ROCKWOOL RockLap sections have been proven to deliver thermal insulation performance.
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General Binding Rules 2020

General Binding Rules 2020

Marsh Industries Ltd

2020 General Binding RulesFor decades, millions of septic tanks have been installed throughout the UK in rural and urban areas. Septic tanks are known to be ineffective at processing sewage to modern environmental standards, causing long-term damage to the country’s natural water infrastructure and wildlife.It was therefore inevitable that new rules and a code of conduct would be introduced to prevent the effects of wastewater pollution once and for all; The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 January 2015 creating the General Binding Rules (GBRs) for septic tanks or small sewage treatment plants for domestic use. These rules are designed to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in the nation’s watercourses.The rules state that any existing septic tank discharging to surface water, ie, to a water ditch, stream or river, etc, must have been upgraded or replaced with a new package sewage treatment plant by 1st January 2020.  Failure to comply can incur significant fines from the Environment agency and delays in selling impacted properties.OptionsCurrent methods of discharging wastewater from septic tanksPrevious to the General Binding Rules, wastewater from septic tanks was typically discharged in the following two ways:Drainage fieldWastewater is released through a network of pipes in surrounding sub-soils, providing an additional form of treatment for the waste from the septic tank. This helps to ensure that the wastewater being dispersed does not cause pollution.Septic tanks discharging into a drainage field are not affected by the 2020 septic tank regulations.Directly to surface waterWastewater flows through a pipe directly into a stream, river or lake. Binding rules state that direct discharge from a septic tank into a watercourse is not permitted.So, what are your options?1. Connect to the main sewerThis may not be possible in remote locations, although pump chambers can be used to direct wastewater to the mains sewer.2. Install a drainage field(Designed in accordance with BS6297)This allows the septic tank to discharge wastewater into the ground instead of surface water. In many cases, the installation of a drainage field is not possible due to site constraints such as space and/or the soil not having sufficient drainage potential (ie, rock, clay, high water table).3. Install a Uni:Gem septic conversion unitA Marsh Uni:Gem can be installed and connected to a pre-existing septic tank. This treats the wastewater to a sufficient quality allowing it to be discharged to surface water. See below for further detail.4. Upgrade your septic tank to a Marsh sewage treatment plantThis eliminates the need for a drainage field and ensures that the wastewater is fully treated before being discharged. Options include the Ensign, Ensign Shallow and Ultra Poylok L.Uni:Gem★Marsh Industries, the leading UK manufacturer of package sewage treatment plants, produces over 3000 units per year. However the company’s range of Uni:Gem★ septic conversion units is the only product available on the market which can treat wastewater from an existing septic tank without the need for a complete replacement product or drainage field upgrade.To comply with the GBRs and current EN standards, the entire Uni:Gem range was redeveloped from the ground up and tested, not only to meet, but to exceed UK and International standards. The Uni:Gem★ was born – creating an ‘industry first’ 2020 compliant septic conversion unit with outstanding processing performance.The Uni:Gem★ range was tested in accordance with BSEN12566-3/A1:2009 and EN12566-6 standards at the PIA GmbH test facility in Aachen, Germany, over the course of 38 weeks with a daily loading of:Flow: 900 litres/day BOD: 360g NH4: 48gTesting occurred between November 2018 and August 2019 to ensure all seasons were covered whilst minimum/maximum temperatures were tested to assure Ammonia and BOD process reduction for the UK climate. Holiday periods were also simulated during the test procedure. Final test results yielded an output of 12.5:16:4mg/ltr (BOD:Suspended solids:Ammonia) that is well within national discharge consent requirements.The Uni:Gem★ is an extremely cost effective solution for converting any polluting septic tank into a fully compliant sewage treatment plant ensuring homeowners, estate managers, water companies/amenities have an effective way to keep the environment clean whilst providing a quick and efficient installation process.
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Allenby Barracks

Allenby Barracks

Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd

Our purposeOn behalf of Amye Defence Services, Acclaim Contracts Ltd was commissioned to address the aging roof of the building, which was leaking despite receiving patch repairs over the past 20 years. The Ministry of Defence’s Project Allenby/Connaught demonstrates the Government’s commitment to maintaining defence estates.The £1.45bn scheme is a 35-year commitment to providing modern, high quality, fully serviced, purpose built living and working accommodation for 18,700 soldiers. It involves the new build and refurbishment of more than 550 buildings across Salisbury Plain and Aldershot, including upgrading Allenby’s Building 51, otherwise known as the Sports Pavilion.Our solutionAcclaim turned to Langley to provide all the material necessary to complete the work. After stripping the original roof to the existing plywood deck, the team fitted new treated timber around the perimeter and new uPVC fascia. The current edge trims, perimeter check kerbs, and extended flues were removed to ensure regulatory 150mm clearance was achieved once the new roof covering was installed. Langley’s HT180 attachment layer was loose-laid and nailed into place to provide appropriate protection to the timber deck while the “hot works” above were undertaken. Langley’s TA-20 Flat Roofing System was installed across the roof area, with insulation to achieve the regulatory requirement of 0.18W/m2K. SA-20 Flat Roofing Detailing System was used in fire risk areas, in line with Safe2Torch guidance. The range of Langley’s TA systems complies with Broof(t4) classification and has a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) assured accreditation. Under MOAT 31, Langley’s Parafor 30 GS (cap sheet to the TA system) achieves a ‘resistance to damage” rating of R4. It is independently certified by the BBA to deliver a life expectancy of at least 40 years, one of the longest available in the UK.Acclaim fitted Langley’s ParaFurb Refurbishment Outlets to upgrade the internal outlets where possible, cleaning and priming those where the design precluded the use of ParaFurb. We installed New Code 5 lead pipe sleeves to flues and hot pipes to a minimum 150mm above the waterproofing. In addition, Langley’s ParaTrim GRP Edge Trim was fitted to all the kerbs.“It carried great weight with us that Acclaim worked in partnership with Langley, who offers an independent insurance-backed guarantee. That is indicative of pride and confidence in its work, giving synergy with Amey. It also gives us, and our client the Ministry of Defence, that the refurbished estate at Allenby will serve and be fit for purpose for decades to come.”Will Loates, Service Delivery Area Manager, Amey

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