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New: Southern Salads reducing noise and light pollution with Jacksons Acoustic Barriers

New: Southern Salads reducing noise and light pollution with Jacksons Acoustic Barriers

Jacksons Fencing

A recent redevelopment of land across the busy A26 from Southern Salads of residential apartment blocks caused a number of complaints on the issue of noise and light pollution. As a proactive and responsible member of the community, the company specified 85m of Jakoustic® Plus acoustic barrier to help minimise the impact of their operations on local residents. The 4.5m high, 85m of Jakoustic® Plus specified for the North Eastern boundaries of the site is supported by base-plated galvanised steel I-beam posts and designed to achieve a 16.4 dB reduction in noise* from the site.
Reducing noise pollution at Faversham Linen Services

Reducing noise pollution at Faversham Linen Services

Jacksons Fencing

Faversham Linen Services are one of the leading commercial laundry service providers in the South East and recently moved into their 28,000ft2 state of the art factory. The factory is responsible for washing over 14 million garments every year and the company take great care to minimise their impact on the surrounding environment. With the disruption caused by industrial sized machines working long hours and HGV's going to and from the site throughout the day, Faversham Linen Services chose to install 76m of Jakoustic® Reflective Acoustic Barrier to help minimise the impact of their operations on local residents.
KPMG Edinburgh

KPMG Edinburgh

Optima

A recent project saw us working alongside main contractors GHI and architects, Michael Laird in Edinburgh. KPMG’s new Edinburgh headquarters concluded after a period of regenerative construction and development, split between 2 phases. The intention to reflect the history and people which make Edinburgh an iconic city. Phase one included creating a space for employees to work as employee wellness was at the forefront of design during this phase. When working on phase two, we installed partitions to the cafés and client suites. KPMG’s objective is to have an environment ‘that encourages interaction, collaboration and communication’.
No.1 Hardman Street, Manchester

No.1 Hardman Street, Manchester

Proteus Facades LTD

No.1 Hardman Street is located at the heart of Spinningfields in Manchester City Centre. This recently completed building provides 5 floors of office space and is a piece of contemporary architecture which sits comfortably alongside both its historic neighbours and the large glazed buildings of this commercial area. Being one of the smaller buildings of the Spinningfields redevelopment, the design seeks to maximise its visual impact and optimise the site. With work complete by Eric Wright Construction in July 2014, and cladding sub-contractor Cover Structure Ltd, the distinctive external materials provide a strong visual identity.
Hotel and Leisure - Stair Nosings

Hotel and Leisure - Stair Nosings

Quantum Flooring Solutions, a trading name of Quantum Profile Systems Ltd

Prestigious Bradley Hall Golf Club is located in over 60 acres of picturesque parkland in central Yorkshire. Golf was first played here in 1906 and considerable investment was spent converting the old house into an outstanding club house. Recently the golf club had a major building upgrade but still retained the quality that had been set up all those years ago. As part of this refurbishment the central entrance of the golf club required an impressive eye catching finish to their traditional style Victorian staircase with a unique large curved bottom step.
Willows & Patricroft Projects, Manchester

Willows & Patricroft Projects, Manchester

Richard Burbidge Balustrades

Richard Burbidge has provided a safe and stylish balcony solution for Watson Homes’ recent developments. As part of the Willows and Patricroft projects, Watson Homes selected Richard Burbidge’s Fusion Outdoor Juliette Balconies to provide the perfect balance between practicality and aesthetics. The Willows development comprises of new homes, bungalows and 21 apartments. The second project, Patricroft is located in Salford, comprises 36 new build apartments. Richard Burbidge’s Fusion Outdoor Juliette Balconies have helped to enhance the exterior of the developments, creating a welcoming environment and safe access for residents.
Covid-safe space at University

Covid-safe space at University

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Given the current imperative for socially distanced teaching space, it was fortuitous that the University of East Anglia had recently specified Style to install six moveable partitioning systems in various classrooms across the campus. Each Dorma Hüppe wall divides a classroom into two evenly sized areas that can cater for smaller bubbles of students. Boasting an incredible 55dB Rw acoustic integrity, concurrent lessons can run entirely undisturbed and, when a larger space is required for bigger groups of students, the rooms can be quickly and easily opened out.
Style’s New London Showroom Launch a Huge Success

Style’s New London Showroom Launch a Huge Success

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Over 300 architects, specifiers, contractors and clients recently enjoyed the official launch party of Style’s impressive new London showroom. A market leader in operable wall solutions and the exclusive UK partner to Dorma Hüppe, Skyfold and SWG, Style welcomed the prestigious guest list with beer, bubbles and a buffet, whilst demonstrating the very latest moveable wall innovations and flexible space concepts. Conveniently located in London’s Shoreditch, Style shares the showroom with Optima Contracting, experts in glazed partitioning systems and Atrium, the UK’s largest independent specialist lighting distributor.
Ingenious Flexible Space Design from Style

Ingenious Flexible Space Design from Style

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Drawing on over 20 years of experience installing operable walls, Style was recently challenged to come up with a solution to divide a large meeting area, despite there being no suitable structure in the ceiling to utilise as a fixing point. After some lateral thinking and close communication with the client, a non-structural timber frame was created for support, with the weight of the folding wall being transferred to the ground via a surface mounted floor track. A Stylefold 120 folding wall system was chosen as the only operable wall that could realistically accommodate the room structure.
Balloch Primary School

Balloch Primary School

Workspace (Scotland) LLP

A new 53,280 sq ft purpose-built education campus in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire. Balloch Primary School has recently been built on the site of the demolished St Kessog’s Primary School, with the new building allowing three existing schools to come together in a modern learning environment, with capacity for 747 pupils. We were delighted to be involved with this project and carried out a vast selection of FF&E including fixed and loose furniture, IPS systems and WCs, cloakrooms with benches and shoe box storage, magnetic whiteboards, blinds and mobile teaching lecterns.
Luxury home renovation

Luxury home renovation

HMS Decorative Surfacing Limited

We were recently commissioned to carrying out an extensive Resin Bound and Resin Bonded surfacing project as part of an extensive renovation at a fabulous property in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. In keeping with the mix of modern and traditional style on this renovation, large areas of Resin Bound porous Decra®Set paving were laid by our in-house installation team to the access driveway and property frontage. To add variety and texture, further decorative surfacing was installed to garden and woodland areas by way of our Resin Bonded Decra®Stone surfacing.
The Cube, Birmingham

The Cube, Birmingham

Axter Ltd

The Cube, close to Birmingham’s jewellery quarter Architect Ken Shuttleworth wanted the building’s architectural language to reflect the jewel concept, “a protective box that glistened like a jewel”. Axter provided three different waterproofing systems to this iconic building:- WILOTEKT-PLUS second generation structural waterproofing system to the internal courtyard areas and high level podium decks FORCE 4000 TRAFIC to exposed balconies TOPFIX mechanically fastened two layer system to the high level pitched roof plant rooms FORCE 4000 DALLE single layer membrane to balconies under paving EXCEL HR S high performance capsheet for all detailing AXTER XPS 140 mm thick thermal insulation.
Barrisol IMO - Oasis of the Seas - Finland

Barrisol IMO - Oasis of the Seas - Finland

Barrisol

The Royal Caribbean Company, specialized on cruise ship construction, has recently inaugurated the Oasis of the Seas, the biggest and the most luxurious ship of the world. With its 360 meters long, this monster of seas can welcome 7400 persons. As a central meeting point, the Royal Walk is a place to relax and to admire oceans. 920 m² of microperforated Barrisol Acoustics® stretched ceilings were installed, offering an excellent acoustic quality. Barrisol® stretched membranes also dressed 7 " trees umbrellas " with white matt finish and the kiosk lamps with translucent Barrisol Blanc Vénus ®.
Mackie Mayor Food Hall in Manchester's Northern Quarter

Mackie Mayor Food Hall in Manchester's Northern Quarter

Bolton Gate Company

This Grade II listed building was first opened in 1858 by Mayor Mackie of Manchester as part of the Smithfield fresh produce market but it remained empty and neglected for years until recently restored to its’ former glory. In addition to the large seating area in the main restaurant hall, a rear external annex was created with a glass roof in keeping with the building’s semi-industrial heritage. Bolton Gate Company were commissioned to design, manufacture and install collapsible gates with special removable bottom tracks to accommodate the sloping floor level to seal off this area when outside trading hours.
Folding shutters at Deptford Fire Station

Folding shutters at Deptford Fire Station

Bolton Gate Company

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

Acoustic Shutters at Hopton Holiday Village

Bolton Gate Company

A refurbishment recently carried out at this holiday park in Great Yarmouth included the division of the large entertainment area to achieve a flexible, multi-use space. This features a sports bar one side with the other side hosting various activities such as exercise classes, kids’ activities, shows etc. Bolton Gate’s Sonaroll acoustic steel roller shutters were specified to divide the two spaces whilst providing reduced sound transmission when closed and when open, allowing the whole space to be used as a show-bar. The 100mm flat-faced laths allowed graphics to be applied depicting a boatyard scene
Bolton Gate's Contour Shutters provide fire and security at Newcastle International Airport Duty-Free Area

Bolton Gate's Contour Shutters provide fire and security at Newcastle International Airport Duty-Free Area

Bolton Gate Company

When the Duty-Free Retail Area of the airport was recently refurbished, the design incorporated large sweeping curves on plan which also incorporated the shopfronts. The demise line of the shopfronts also entailed that they needed the facility to be closed off outside trading hours from a security point of view in addition to each unit being an individual fire compartment. Bolton Gate’s Contour shutters were specified which operate laterally and coil into a box at one end - this innovative product can describe an infinite number of bends and curves whilst closing off openings up to 100 metres wide.
A brand new Cupa Pizarras slate roof for the Renfrew Town Hall

A brand new Cupa Pizarras slate roof for the Renfrew Town Hall

Cupa Pizarras

If there is one thing that characterizes Scotland and touches all its visitors, that is its natural surroundings and historical buildings, which still retain their original charm. So, as the world leader in natural slate, we are proud that our slates have been chosen to renovate one of these heritage buildings: the Renfrew Town Hall and Museum. THE BEST CHOICE FOR HERITAGE BUILDINGS As part of a refurbishment programme, The Renfrew Town Hall roof has been recently renewed with our natural slate Heavy 3. This slate has been the perfect choice to keep its original appeal of tradition and heritage.
Eversheds Auditorium Audiovisual Upgrade Maximizes Flexibility of a Multi-Purpose Space

Eversheds Auditorium Audiovisual Upgrade Maximizes Flexibility of a Multi-Purpose Space

Electrosonic Ltd

International Lawyers, Eversheds, have recently upgraded the auditorium facility at their UK Headquarters in the City of London. Action Workspace provided interior design, with AV systems integration by Electrosonic. The auditorium includes a 4K capable Digital Media routing system with large LCDs. The main space has seating for 124 people, with presentations possible either from a top table seated panel or from two lectern positions. A separate “breakout room” can be opened up to provide an additional 50 seats; the overall AV system is configured to allow the two spaces to be used either combined or independently.
Pro-Railing for English Vineyard - Cheers Everyone!

Pro-Railing for English Vineyard - Cheers Everyone!

F H Brundle

F.H. Brundle was the supplier of choice in a recent glass balustrade installation for the restaurant terrace at the Bolney Wine Estate. Established in 1972 as Bookers Vineyard, the 39 acres Bolney Wine Estate has won many coveted national and international awards. The Estate used our stainless steel Pro-Railing system, including external stainless grade 316 pre-assembled posts and fittings. It's a great example of how our system can easily and quickly be installed . The Pro-Railing solution provides a long lasting, low maintenance installation that allows visitors to enjoy views across the vineyard.
Serlby Park Academy benefit from stainless steel sanitaryware from Franke Sissons

Serlby Park Academy benefit from stainless steel sanitaryware from Franke Sissons

Franke Sissons Ltd

Franke Sissons were thrilled to be chosen to supply their stainless steel sanitaryware products on the recent extension to Serlby Park Academy in Doncaster. Four of Franke Sissons Centinel drinking fountains & six stainless steel circular washtroughs were supplied. “We use Franke Sissons products regularly on our projects, as not only are we guaranteed the highest quality, but products are available in a short lead time. The washtroughs for this project were supplied with taps and soap dispensers and were delivered fully assembled, saving us precious time to fit on site” Commented Robert Bailey from William Bailey Ltd.
Planters and integrated seats enhance station forecourt

Planters and integrated seats enhance station forecourt

Furnitubes International Ltd

The station forecourt has more recently undergone further works as part of a £700k scheme designed to improve links to the town centre, to help increase footfall and encourage more people to use rail links in the area. Hard surfaces predominate on the forecourt, with little opportunity for any in-ground planting beds. Norfolk County Council’s landscape architects chose RailRoad planters to introduce some welcome greenery to the area, combined with integrated Delta form seating modules to encourage use of the outside space as a meeting point and rest area for people awaiting train arrivals and departures.
INTU Lakeside

INTU Lakeside

INTRAsystems

INTU Lakeside, in the heart of Essex, is the UK’s first retail and leisure resort. The recent expansion takes the centre to 1.6 million sq ft and is set to increase footfall by more than 2 million p/a. To match our previous installations at INTU Lakeside, three new entrances now utilise our INTRAlink entrance matting system. The entrance mat at INTU Lakeside uses both plain black PVC tiles and fibre tiles with a combination of anthracite and orange fibre inserts. The orange fibre stripes bring in the INTU Group brand to create a striking design feature
Class A Acoustics for New Student Environment

Class A Acoustics for New Student Environment

Knauf AMF Ceilings Ltd

Paradise Street student village, Coventry, provides 893 quality homes and 1,400sqm of social space including common rooms, café/bar, cinema and gym. Our Heradesign ceilings have been fitted in the acoustically-demanding areas to help create an environment that’s conducive for both study and relaxation. Heradesign was the first choice for FBM Architects as they had used it in another recent student accommodation project in Coventry and valued its aesthetic properties, acoustic credentials and durability. “We chose Heradesign because of its textured effect that would provide a tactile quality and soften the space, both acoustically and visually.”
214 Union Street

214 Union Street

Komfort Partitioning Ltd

Komfort's “new addition” to their existing Sonik framed door offering, a 70mm picture framed single glazed framed doors was chosen as a balance between performance and appearance. This creaed the appearance of a traditional steel framed system with slender sections. This was achieved with the use of our Kross Glaze bars, which were applied to both sides of the doors. Kross Glaze provides a design response to the recent trend of industrial style glazing and is becoming ever more popular within residential and commercial interiors. The use of Sonik Doors also enabled stringent acoustic performance requirements to be met.
Newton System 500 flood mitigation controls the River Thames

Newton System 500 flood mitigation controls the River Thames

Newton Waterproofing Systems

This Thames property originally had a wet dock but this had been back filled and capped with a concrete floor. The client wished to use the ground floor as a bedroom, but during a recent flood the water level reached 500mm internally. Newton System 500 provided the ideal solution, by redirecting the water, rather than trying to hold water back – impossible under such pressurised conditions. Newton 508 Mesh was chosen for the walls, Newton 520 to the floor with a Newton Basedrain ring around the perimeter. Two Newton Titan Pro pump systems were used, including a battery back-up system
P C Henderson’s Rustic Sliding Barn Door Hardware Used in Home Renovation

P C Henderson’s Rustic Sliding Barn Door Hardware Used in Home Renovation

P C Henderson Ltd

P C Henderson's Rustic 80 sliding barn door hardware has recently been specified for a home renovation of a period property in Kent. The 11 month renovation included a complete rewire, full house re-plaster, a full damp-proof course, new heating and plumbing system and a new kitchen and bathroom. The couple also required some sliding door hardware for the properties bedroom and bathroom doors. Our Rustic sliding barn door hardware was identified as the best solution for the project due to its beautifully crafted barn style hangers and rustic effect.
P C Henderson and SDS London Donate Products to Help Sam Robinson Gain Independence from Motor Neurone Disease

P C Henderson and SDS London Donate Products to Help Sam Robinson Gain Independence from Motor Neurone Disease

P C Henderson Ltd

P C Henderson has recently joined forces with SDS London to donate automated sliding door hardware for an Annex being built by Sam Robinson who is living with Motor Neurone Disease. The automated sliding doors are just one of many features in the Annex designed to enhance Sam’s independence and quality of life. When the sliding doors open, the bathroom lights are triggered to come on. An automatic toilet, a remote shower system as well as a full body warm air drying system were also included in the annex,providing Sam with a fully automated bathroom experience.
Polyflor creates a bespoke Expona Flow design for Preston nursery

Polyflor creates a bespoke Expona Flow design for Preston nursery

Polyflor Ltd

Polyflor’s Expona Flow range of high performance commercial flooring was used to create a fun and functional flooring design at Quwwat Islam Education Centre in Preston recently. Installed by Diamond Flooring of Bolton, seven designs from the Expona Flow range were selected to create the bespoke floor in the corridor of the centre’s Little Sparkles Nursery. The grey Luna and Storm colours were chosen for the base and border of the design floor, whilst the circular designs with striped, spotted and swirl patterns inside were created using the brighter Burnt Orange, Flaxen, Steel Blue, Meadow and Plum shades.
Polyflor’s Expona flooring looks a treat at Barbakan Deli

Polyflor’s Expona flooring looks a treat at Barbakan Deli

Polyflor Ltd

High design flooring from Polyflor was recently used to give Barbakan Delicatessen in Chorlton, Manchester a makeover as part of their refurbishment project. Barbakan’s refurbished shop features a bakery, deli counter and indoor seating. Polyflor’s hardwearing Expona Commercial PUR luxury vinyl tiles were installed by Salford based Newards Ltd flooring contractors to the shop floor area. The store owners chose the unique Blue Varnished Wood design from the collection which has the look of pseudo-industrial timber which has been stripped and varnished many times over to give a worn effect.
Electric loft ladder ticks all the boxes

Electric loft ladder ticks all the boxes

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

PMB Construction recently approached Premier Loft Ladders with a very specific set of needs. Fortunately, the Escalmatic motorised loft ladder ticked all the right boxes. Lead-time, quality and attractive design were very important requirements for this residential loft conversion project. The made-to-measure Escalmatic scored in all areas. The end result was an “extremely happy” client who got a loft ladder that was exactly what they wanted. Visit our web site to read full case study, see project photos and get advice on choosing an electric loft ladder.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION TO OVERLAY THE ROOF AT PINEWOOD STUDIO

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION TO OVERLAY THE ROOF AT PINEWOOD STUDIO

Sika Liquid Plastics

Pinewood Studio in Cardiff may be the location where Dr Who regularly saves the Universe but there was no intergalactic crisis when the building’s 16,000m2 roof needed to be refurbished recently. Instead, Sika Liquid Plastics’ Sikalastic® 625 cold applied liquid membrane provided the ideal solution to protect the building from Wales’ famously wet climate while enabling a low key project that didn’t disrupt filming on the many Hollywood movies and acclaimed TV shows filmed there, which have included James Bond, Harry Potter and Sherlock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayB4ekA7FfM&feature=youtu.be
SIKA PROVIDES IDEAL SERVICE FOR UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY

SIKA PROVIDES IDEAL SERVICE FOR UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY

Sika Liquid Plastics

Constructed in 1969, Lancaster University’s iconic chaplaincy centre is one of the first buildings that come into view when arriving on campus and amongst the university’s most architecturally distinctive. It features three circular roofs which rise in the centre of the building to create a three-pronged spire. The building has become an instantly recognisable visual symbol since being used as the basis for the university’s logo in 1989. The recent roof refurbishment project, delivered using Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Ultra system, received the Liquid Roofing Project of the Year under 1000m2 at the LRWA Awards 2017.
EVENT SPACE EXPERTS SPECIFY STYLE AGAIN

EVENT SPACE EXPERTS SPECIFY STYLE AGAIN

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Partitioning specialist Style, recently installed a comprehensive solution for another etc.venues event facility in Piccadilly, Manchester. This is the eighth time Style has worked with etc.venues and Synergy architects, having previously developed partitioning wall systems for seven prestigious room hire amenities in central London. On this occasion, Style was contracted to deliver flexibility to a large open area, allowing hire opportunities to be fully capitalised by dividing the space into numerous rooms of different sizes, exactly meeting the changing needs of clients. A total of nine DORMA Variflex moveable walls were installed, providing exceptional acoustic privacy of 55dB.
Donington Park

Donington Park

Tarkett Ltd

Throughout its long history, Donington Park has seen a number of refurbishments and renovations to maintain its pole position amongst the top race tracks in Britain and across the world. Now owned and operated by the prestigious MotorSport Vision (MSV) Group, Donington Park has benefited tremendously from huge investment in recent months to update and enhance the venue in line with MSV’s other circuits. Having previously worked with Tarkett on other projects, MSV was keen to rekindle its partnership when it came to choosing a high quality flooring solution for its new restaurant at Donington Park.
75 Leman Street, Aldgate

75 Leman Street, Aldgate

TRC Windows

This grand Edwardian property began life as commercial premises, but has recently been given a new lease of life by urban regeneration experts Stockwool Design. The site near the City of London, known as Sterling Mansions, has been transformed into 59 quality apartments for Berkeley Homes. We designed, manufactured and installed 216 traditional timber flush casement windows with feature moldings. Fitted with high acoustic double glazing on the Leman Street elevation, the windows achieved an impressive 45 dB Rw acoustic performance rating (55.4 ACf / 12 / 44.1 Low-E glass).

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