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Self-built Yorkshire family home, featuring Reynaers bi-folding aluminium doors

Self-built Yorkshire family home, featuring Reynaers bi-folding aluminium doors

Reynaers Aluminium

A beautiful Yorkshire family home has found a new lease of life with the addition of aluminium doors and windows replacing the existing timber frames. Achieved using Reynaers bi-folding and sliding doors; CF 68 and CP 130, as well as door and window systems; CS 68 and ES 50. Alongside striking visuals, the unique design of the frames makes for excellent performance characteristics, meeting the highest requirements when it comes to insulation, stability and safety, while perfectly framing the garden views. Elsewhere, aluminium windows have improved day-to-day usability, with sliding opening options reducing draughts and improving ventilation.
Expona luxury vinyl tile flooring adds a contemporary design edge to Arts centre

Expona luxury vinyl tile flooring adds a contemporary design edge to Arts centre

Polyflor Ltd

High design Expona luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor were recently installed at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe to give the café area a modern new look as part of their renovation project. Situated in a grade II* listed former church, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a leading visitor attraction in Scunthorpe town centre which features five gallery spaces showing a range of contemporary art, design and crafts. Polyflor’s Expona Design PUR luxury vinyl tiles in the abstract Light Contour design were installed by Direct Carpets flooring contractors of Scunthorpe in the centre’s popular café.
Polyflor flooring chosen for prestigious Acre Mill Outpatients healthcare development

Polyflor flooring chosen for prestigious Acre Mill Outpatients healthcare development

Polyflor Ltd

A variety of Polyflor’s vinyl flooring has been installed extensively across a major redevelopment and conservation project at the Acre Mills Outpatient facility, a Grade II listed former wire mill building in Huddersfield. The newly renovated Acre Mill facility was designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects in Sheffield. Over 3300 m² of Polyflor sheet vinyl flooring from the Forest fx, Pearlazzo, Verona, Hydro Evolve and Finesse SD collections was installed by flooring contractors CMC Flooring of St Helens throughout Acre Mill, providing efficient and attractive floorcoverings for various interior environments with different demands and requirements.
Peaceful contemplative secondary glazed silence at St Patricks Church by Selectaglaze

Peaceful contemplative secondary glazed silence at St Patricks Church by Selectaglaze

Selectaglaze Ltd

The congregation at Grade II Listed St Patricks Church in Bolton, can worship without interruptions from the neighbouring bus interchange, with the installation of acoustic secondary glazing. 4 large gothic arched stained glass clerestory windows were treated with internal glazed units, stopping the ingress of the sound of stationary busses which can create 70-80dB. However the tricky window was the large chancery window overlooking the altar as 4.3m (h) x 3m (w). When now inside the church, the congregation would never know there is a bus interchange just outside; the acoustic secondary glazing treatment has worked miracles.
Secure secondary glazing helps protect returning artefacts in C18th Castle

Secure secondary glazing helps protect returning artefacts in C18th Castle

Selectaglaze Ltd

Nestling on the border of Dorset and Hampshire, sitting atop the cliffs at Highcliffe; is the Grade I Listed Highcliffe castle. It was built between 1831 and 1835 by Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay. Selectaglaze provided the Castle with a solution to compliment the restoration of the rooms meeting acceptable museum standards. Selectaglaze installed 3 high security Series 85 2 –pane horizontal slider units, glazed with a 12mm Tecdur anti-bandit glass, which were certified to LPS 1175 SR2. Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze has gained a reputation as a leading secondary glazing specialist.
Selectaglaze secondary glazing in the newly opened Centre of excellence for special educational needs

Selectaglaze secondary glazing in the newly opened Centre of excellence for special educational needs

Selectaglaze Ltd

A brand-new school and centre of excellence for special educational needs has opened in Chester’s historic Abbey Square, which required Selectaglaze secondary glazing for part of the transformation and conversion of two Grade II* Listed Georgian buildings. 70 units were installed. Series 46 fixed lights were used below sill level transom coupled to either Series 60, where there are off set sashes, or Series 20 where the sashes are of equal size. For the exceptionally large windows, over 3m, Series 90’s were specified, with their larger balance capacity these heavy-duty sliders can cope with the glass.
Selectaglaze acoustic secondary glazing making a registry office quieter

Selectaglaze acoustic secondary glazing making a registry office quieter

Selectaglaze Ltd

Wedding ceremonies are made more peaceful in the Grade II and II* Listed Reading Town Hall following acoustic secondary glazing adaptations to block noise from the town centre. 23 units were installed. Each gothic arch was treated with a combination of transom coupled secondary glazed units with a Series 42 curved fixed light system affixed at the top. Series 10 horizontal sliding units were specified for the lower units on the wider windows, whereas the Series 45 side hung casement was selected for the narrower windows. 6.4mm acoustic laminate glass was specified which reduced noise levels by 40-45dB.
Selectaglaze secondary glazing in the refurbished Plumstead Library creating quiet and comfortable areas for the local community

Selectaglaze secondary glazing in the refurbished Plumstead Library creating quiet and comfortable areas for the local community

Selectaglaze Ltd

Working with award winning architects Hawkins Brown Associates LLP and Main contractor Osborne Construction, 63 secondary glazed units have been installed by Selectaglaze during the remodelling and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Plumstead Library, to make it more thermally efficient and to create quieter spaces for the local community user groups. A number of styles were installed across the library, including two large sweeping bow windows framing the entrance, to upgrade the single glazed metal frames primary windows which could not be changed. All sightlines were matched, and the secondary glazing allowed full access for cleaning and maintenance.
LUXURY HOTEL DIVIDES SPACE WITH STYLE

LUXURY HOTEL DIVIDES SPACE WITH STYLE

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

For many hotels, adaptable space is key to maximising revenue from hiring out of function rooms. Recognising this, Rushton Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed country house hotel in the Midlands, contracted Style to add flexibility to the newly refurbished Library and main function rooms, allowing privacy when required but also ensuring the area could be opened out for larger gatherings. DORMA Variflex was agreed as the most suitable moveable wall for this historic building and Style installed two separate partitions to give maximum flexibility across three rooms, all in a stunning finish to complement the elegant interior design.
21st Century Church Specifies Adaptable Space

21st Century Church Specifies Adaptable Space

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

St Rollox church of Glasgow recently moved into a brand new, £2.5m community hub, with vibrant design and space flexibility at its heart. Partitioning experts Style was specified to install two semi-automatic moveable walls, allowing the main worship area to be opened out for large services or to be divided for smaller gatherings. The Activity Space can be subdivided to host different events including education and craft classes, exhibitions and concerts. Complementing the exciting interior décor, one moveable wall is double-glazed to maximise natural daylight whilst the other celebrates life, bringing sunshine into the space with brightly coloured solid panels.
Entertainment | Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Entertainment | Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Venesta Washroom Systems Ltd

“The advice and guidance given by Venesta was very helpful. With their help, we have transformed our toilets and we are very pleased with the cubicles and sanitaryware provided.” - Coral Lewis, Birmingham Museums Trust. In the Grade II listed landmark building, they needed sturdy new washroom facilities that were built to last and suitable for use by all visitors; from babies and small children, to adults and disabled customers.. Venesta’s Quantum cubicles were specified for all phases of the washrooms development, along with solid surface vanity units and Vepps Solid Grade Laminate (SGL) panelling systems with pre-plumbed SanCeram sanitaryware.
The biggest WallPlanter in the UK: Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration

The biggest WallPlanter in the UK: Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration

Mobilane

Take the next generation shopping experience… add 800 metres of WallPlanter… watch as a bland, grey car park view transforms with its new green lease of life…all expertly installed by Hedera Screens … and what do you get? A true central focal point within the next generation of shopping and leisure experiences in Bracknell town centre, our Mobilane WallPlanter has created a stunning tapestry along the car park and walkways. The majesty of the WallPlanter green expanse offers both beauty and function, shielding an otherwise bland car park façade whilst also allowing unhindered ventilation.
Loxley Shelter - 100% Plastic Free

Loxley Shelter - 100% Plastic Free

Cyclepods Ltd

The Loxley Shelter is our 100% plastic free cycle shelter. Made from recyclable galvanised steel and redwood from an FSC environmentally certified source, this shelter is the eco-friendly answer to sustainable cycle storage. The frame and roof construction is predominately structural graded timber to EN14081-2, pressure preservative treated with Tanalith® E against fungal decay and insect attack. Shelter feet are of steel construction for structural strength and to increase the life of the timber by keeping it away from the damp ground. Roof covering is fully recyclable galvanized steel,even the locknuts and roofing washers are plastic free alternatives.
Cotton Field Wharf

Cotton Field Wharf

Senior Architectural Systems Ltd

Cotton Field Wharf is the first scheme to be completed as part of Manchester Life’s plans to create over 1000 new private rental homes across the Ancoats area of Manchester. The 302 new apartments benefit from Senior’s patented PURe® casement windows, which offer some of the lowest U-values available on the UK market. Senior’s PURe® FOLD doors open onto private terraces, which enjoy picturesque views overlooking the marina. On the lower levels, SF52 curtain walling and SPW501 doors have been used to frame the communal areas, and maximise the sense of light and space.
The Hepworth Gallery - Cafe and Education Areas of this Prestigious Gallery Include Stainless Steel Sinks, Worktops, Panels and Cabinet from GEC Anderson Limited

The Hepworth Gallery - Cafe and Education Areas of this Prestigious Gallery Include Stainless Steel Sinks, Worktops, Panels and Cabinet from GEC Anderson Limited

Anderson, GEC Ltd

GEC Anderson’s stainless steel worktops, sinktops, doors and splashbacks have been chosen for the modern Café Bar at The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in West Yorkshire, for their contemporary and accurate appearance as well as their hygienic qualities associated with food service. The stunning building is formed of ten different sized trapezoidal blocks constructed using pigmented, self-compacting concrete and recently listed in The Times ‘Top 50 Galleries in the World’. The continuous stainless steel worktop installed behind the main serving counter of the Café Bar incorporates sinks, plinth, cupboards doors and splashbacks, all in brushed satin stainless steel.
Equinox Gyms, London

Equinox Gyms, London

Planet

Planet carried out all the internal glazing requirements as part of a Category-B fit-out for Equinox's new London flagship gym, the historic, Grade II listed Art Deco Derry & Toms Building. Planet Partitioning complemented the building's natural curvature by curving the partitioning channels gently before installing p20 curved glazing. As part of the schedule of work, we also provided bespoke offices frontages, including a striking triangular timber surround and Eclipse sliding doors. We were also responsible for installing the draught lobbies, with Firestop partitioning to ensure EI 30 fire integrity and insulation.
X-Tra protection for Winchester community care home

X-Tra protection for Winchester community care home

Sandtex Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

Three Sandtex products - Sandtex X-Treme X-Posure®, Sandtex Flexigloss X-Tra and Sandtex Metalgloss X-Tra - have been used to refresh the exterior of St John’s House care home in Winchester, delivering a long-lasting finish for the listed building. Sandtex X-Treme X-Posure is microporous – making it ideal for the substrate which needs to breathe, and it will ensure the building remains protected against the weather, long term. Sandtex Flexigloss X-Tra and Sandtex Metalgloss X-Tra are hardwearing, and have added inhibitors to minimise UV damage, protecting the building’s exterior joinery and metal.
Civic Court

Civic Court

Hacel Lighting Ltd

The Civic Court in Leeds city centre underwent an extensive refurbishment to become a creative and unique workspace. The prestigious grade II listed building presents 15,000 square foot of contemporary work space with views over Millennium Square. The Civic Court offers impressive floor to ceiling heights with period features throughout the building. The stunning office space features class leading LED luminaires - all designed and manufactured in the UK by Hacel. The contemporary luminaires offer UGR<19 as well as exceptional levels of light quality and performance, helping to maintain a positive working environment in the design led office space.
Coral Bookmakers

Coral Bookmakers

Hacel Lighting Ltd

Coral Racing have opened their brand new retail space at Westfield Stratford City, the Official Shopping Centre of London Olympics. Situated at the gateway to the Olympic Park, the store features a combination of class leading innovative downlighters for high performance general lighting and sleek adjustable downlighters providing accent lighting as well as adding dimension and depth to the space. All Hacel Lighting LED luminaires were selected and recognised for their outstanding performance characteristics and cutting edge design. The latest innovation in LED lighting from Hacel showcases energy efficiency, life expectancies in excess of 50,000 hours and reduced maintenance.
University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Hacel Lighting Ltd

The new £9 million bespoke University of Cumbria teaching block opens, using the latest environmental standards. As part of a bigger estates redevelopment programme for the campus, the new purpose-built learning facility will act as a central hub for all academic and research activities, and student support services. It incorporates a 230-seat lecture theatre, ten teaching rooms, social learning spaces and high-quality teaching accommodation. The environmentally sustainable teaching block has been equipped with class leading LED luminaires designed and manufactured by Hacel offering high efficiency, reduced energy consumption and maintenance alongside long life expectancy.
Kimpton Fitzroy

Kimpton Fitzroy

Brintons Carpets Ltd

Brintons supplied carpets for key public areas within the five-star hotel Kimpton Fitzroy London, a Grade II listed landmark building, which dominates the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The Kimpton Fitzroy re-opened in April 2018 after undergoing a multi-million pound renovation. Brintons worked on this project alongside interior design practices Tara Bernerd & Partners and Russell Sage studio. Brintons created a bespoke carpet design for key public areas within the Kimpton Fitzroy as part of an extensive refurbishment programme. The carpet features a steel grey and neutral colour palette, which complements the sophisticated and contemporary interiors.
Towering Gothic Arches at Harris Manchester College, fitted with secondary glazing

Towering Gothic Arches at Harris Manchester College, fitted with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze Ltd

Four rooms affected by noise and dust ingress in the Grade II Listed Harris Manchester College, part of Oxford University had thermal secondary glazing installed by Selectaglaze to lower noise breakthrough and to make the buildings more energy efficient. Selectaglaze installed secondary glazing to 28 windows. A number of products were combined for the specification, including Series 20 slimline vertical units. Series 10 horizontal sliding units were used in conjunction with Series 42 fixed lights and Series 42 curved fixed lights for large gothic arched windows. The College has created a more comfortable environment for all users of its spaces.
Bolsover Model Village

Bolsover Model Village

TRC Windows

The Grade II listed village of New Bolsover, near Chesterfield, was built in 1891 to house local workers. Terraced houses and community buildings were constructed around a central communal square. In 2015, supported by Heritage Lottery funding, Bolsover District Council initiated a project to upgrade all 194 two and three-bedroom homes. We were commissioned to manufacture and install 504 heritage casement windows and 691 heritage box sash windows, with architects Halsall Lloyd Partnership stipulating that they must closely match the original. All the windows are softwood with hardwood sills; and include approximately 12,000 individual Slimlite double glazed panels.
1 Heddon Street, London

1 Heddon Street, London

Washroom Washroom Ltd

Washroom created a unique washroom space using a mix of marble, brass and oak for this Grade II Listed refurbished office building. The brass effect accessories including wall-mounted taps, coat hooks, handles and cubicle locks, were paired with marble vanity splashbacks and oak veneer toilet cubicles. The bespoke Corian vanities were manufactured with rounded edge counter-top sinks and inset waste bins. Washroom's above sink Tego hinged mirror system, which includes concealed storage for soap and paper towel dispensers, also feature curved edges to reflect the sink shape and are backlit to provide soft lighting.
Chelsea Sports Centre

Chelsea Sports Centre

Washroom Washroom Ltd

Behind the façade of the iconic Grade II Listed Old Chelsea Town Hall, sits Chelsea Sports Centre. As part of a refurbishment of the showers and changing room areas, Washroom installed its flush front glass iLockers, back-painted in dark grey, together with Forte changing cubicles, manufactured from grey solid grade laminate (SGL), complete with unique Perspex integral roof to let in light while providing complete privacy for users and matching Forte toilet and shower cubicles. Washroom also manufactured bespoke ‘Black Quartz’ Corian vanity units and make-up shelves and installed its Legato benching to complete the design.
6 Duke Street

6 Duke Street

Washroom Washroom Ltd

We installed new unisex superloos on all levels of this Grade II Listed mixed use building in the heart of Mayfair. The self-contained toilet cubicles include a toilet, vanity unit and hand drying facilities, enclosed behind a full height Alto cubicle door. The cubicle doors were specified with a Koto real wood veneer finish, stained to an attractive dark colour and complemented with matt black powder-coated ironmongery. Each cubicle features a bespoke white Corian vanity unit with integrated waste bin and inset sink with sensor-operated tap along with Concerto integrated duct panelling system, faced with toughed glass.
Dominion Theatre, London

Dominion Theatre, London

Washroom Washroom Ltd

Washroom designed and installed washrooms and backstage dressing rooms for an iconic Grade II listed West End theatre, using brass effect laminate and marble-effect Corian to create the sumptuous design which mirrors the theatre’s stunning Art Deco style auditorium. The full height Alto toilet cubicles installed were finished with a unique high-sheen brass effect laminate and as a contrast, the Concerto integrated duct panel system was manufactured using black laminate. Completing the washrooms are the Corian solid surface vanities specified in a light grey marble with individual square counter-top ceramic sinks, red splashbacks and brass taps.
Marr College, Troon, Scotland - Pyroguard Integrity Plus, Rapide Plus & Protect

Marr College, Troon, Scotland - Pyroguard Integrity Plus, Rapide Plus & Protect

Pyroguard UK Ltd

Pyroguard provided expert technical guidance to cater for the project’s constraints of working within a listed building and more than 300m2 of Pyroguard toughened glass, including Integrity Plus T EW30/6, Rapide Plus EI30/EI60 and Protect T-EI60, was chosen for its unrivalled quality and safety features. Protecting against flames, smoke and radiant heat, the selected glazing range has the advantage of providing Marr College with additional radiant heat control and greater fire protection. In tests this glass demonstrates the ability to maintain the amount of radiant heat to below 15 kW/m2 on the unexposed face, protecting critical evacuation routes for occupants.
Portfolio of work wins painter customers and national title

Portfolio of work wins painter customers and national title

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

AN AWARD-WINNING painter and decorator has secured more work since being crowned with a national title. Neil Bailey, of Oxfordshire-based Neil Bailey Decorating, won the Small Contractor Award at the Painting and Decorating Association’s Premier Trophy Awards last year. Using Crown Trade products to transform a living room in a Grade 2 listed farm house, Neil Bailey impressed the judges with his top-quality approach. Neil Bailey said: “I’ve been entering the Small Contractor category for seven years but never won the competition. I felt that Milton Farm was a special project and stood a good chance of winning.
Ormskirk Hospital

Ormskirk Hospital

Forbo Flooring Systems UK Ltd

After nearly 30 years without refurbishment, the Paediatrics department at Ormskirk District General Hospital required a new lease of life to be injected into the building. With hospitals in operation around the clock by patients, visitors and staff, it was vital that the new flooring solution offered a combination of optimal performance benefits, whilst being quick and easy to install to minimise both disruption and downtime. Looking for a time and cost saving solution, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust chose Forbo Flooring Systems’ Modul’up adhesive free sheet vinyl for the refurbishment. Easy and quick to install during out of hours, the ‘fast fit’ floor covering delivers outstanding dimensional stability and indentation resistance.
London Bridge Station

London Bridge Station

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

Network Rail has redeveloped the 180-year old London Bridge station – the fourth busiest station in the country with over 54 million passengers passing through every year. To redevelop such a vast, complex site Network Rail required a team that would work together with one goal in mind and add value by presenting viable solutions. Designed by Grimshaw, the remodelling of the station integrated Victorian architecture with 21st Century infrastructure, including a new, naturally lit concourse larger than the pitch at Wembley Stadium.
London Brick Wall Panels at Bowling Alley

London Brick Wall Panels at Bowling Alley

Vtec Group

This bowling alley features a large application of LONDON BRICK AGED RED wall panels, providing a great backdrop for the neon-lit writing. Robust and highly realistic, Vtec Texture Panels are an attractive and extremely practical option for the areas with limited access for future maintenance. Another bowling centre in the group used our ROUGH CONCRETE Wall Panels, which also works really well. Installed in many hospitality and retail establishments, Texture Panels help to create a characterful ambiance in a short period of time.
New Build Project in Lancashire

New Build Project in Lancashire

Weru UK

Impressive new build project with stunning architectural designs. Weru bespoke Afino-Tec carbon composite windows, french doors and wide span patio are included in this project. Weru Acento aluminium bifold doors, 48mm factory triple glazed ultra-low E 0.5Wmk2 units have also been used in this 3 storey, 8000 sqft property. All products are finished in RAL 7016 anthracite grey on both sides. The huge Weru Atris Life designer entrance door with quad-pane ultralow E laminated safety glazing which is fitted to RC3 security standards & the storey height glazing with U Value 0.47Wmk2 featuring innovative FiproRau technology.
BBC DIY SOS - F. Ball products support BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build

BBC DIY SOS - F. Ball products support BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build

Ball, F and Co Ltd

F. Ball products have been used to install floorcoverings, as part of a life-changing residential refurbishment. Contractors began by priming the concrete subfloor using Stopgap P131 general purpose primer, before applying Stopgap Fast-Track 30 floor smoothing underlayment to level the rooms. Styccobond F73 PLUS heavy duty adhesive provided the high bond strength needed to secure Tarkett Primo Safe-t vinyl sheet and LVT. Plywood sheets were firmly affixed to the existing floorboard subfloor, and Stopgap 500 Micro was used to smooth over screwheads and the joints between panels. Contractors then installed LVT, again using Styccobond F73 PLUS adhesive.
BioMed Realty, Granta Park, Cambridge

BioMed Realty, Granta Park, Cambridge

Ash & Lacy

BioMed Realty's development comprises 94,000 sq.ft. of new office accommodation over three storeys located in the heart of Cambridge's Granta Park Estate. The building features a dramatic top-lit central atrium space arranged at the heart of the floorplates. It affords the leading international biotechnology company to operate in exemplar facilities in a flexible environment to meet current needs, planned growth and evolving working patterns, including future proofing for laboratory uses. Aukett Swanke's design embodies quality, simplicity and elegance, which enabled rapid construction to meet the proposed occupation date.
Glass balustrade +  Spotlight - Central staircase The Building Centre London

Glass balustrade + Spotlight - Central staircase The Building Centre London

Q-railing

The Building Centre, London’s premier architecture and construction gallery, invited Q-railing to re-design its central staircase. It supplied a staircase balustrade with LED lit handrails and a frameless glass balustrade for the void. John Bonning, the Building Centre’s commercial director said: “We applied glass risers to each solid oak tread, which safely created the same floating stair effect as the original but made the stair compliant with modern building regulations. The materials reflected the quality of the Building Centre, whilst drawing natural light into the lower gallery.”

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