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Home of Compassion Care Home

Home of Compassion Care Home

TRC Windows

This Grade II listed building in Thames Ditton dates from 1792. The former manor house, priory and chapel was repurposed as a care home in 1905 by the Nuns of Compassion, yet in recent years the historic buildings have posed challenges to delivering modern standards of care. Oliver & Robb Architects have rationalised the design in a renovation project to created 78 luxury bed spaces. We were appointed to design, supply and install a total of 263 timber tilt and slide sash windows, tilt and turn windows, single doors and French doors to sympathetically upgrade the property.
Contemporary CAT B Fitout Utilising Connected Lighting. Eagle House, Bristol.

Contemporary CAT B Fitout Utilising Connected Lighting. Eagle House, Bristol.

299 Lighting

The recent CAT B refurbishment and rooftop extension of the 1930’s building Eagle House situated in the heart of Bristol sees a transformation of a vacant building to approximately 38,000 sq. ft of an attractive workplace. Eagle House was a dynamic D&B project, utilising the latest wireless lighting control technology across the large fit out. The 299 team worked closely with everyone involved in this complex project, supporting and coordinating the installation on site. Our light engineers attended numerous site meetings and provided the project team with feedback and guidance mainly with the lighting control systems.
Office Lighting for a Grade II Listed CAT A Fitout. 4 Tavistock Place, London.

Office Lighting for a Grade II Listed CAT A Fitout. 4 Tavistock Place, London.

299 Lighting

Located on the south side of Tavistock Place, in the heart of the intellectual hub of London, the recently refurbished 4 Tavistock Place offers approximately 8077 sq ft of high specification CAT A modern office space and boasts fantastic outside space and terraces. Full lighting design and calculations alongside luminaire schedules were produced for the office space and communal areas by the team to ensure the correct light levels were achieved. The linear profile Rio Suspended was used across the scheme as the main office lighting. Several LED downlights from 299 range have been supplied for the communal areas.
Office Lighting for a CAT A Fitout. Stratosphere Tower, 55 Great Eastern Road, London.

Office Lighting for a CAT A Fitout. Stratosphere Tower, 55 Great Eastern Road, London.

299 Lighting

The recent CAT A fitout in a new mixed-use development Stratosphere Tower in London offers approximately 2,800 sq. ft of contemporary commercial office space with plenty of daylight and a premium finish. Our lighting design team worked closely with the architect, making sure the scheme achieves the CIBSE and BCO guidelines whilst maintaining the contemporary look desired by the client. The architect liked the clean and contemporary look of the Rio Suspended and Rio Surface mounted. Thanks to its superb build quality, excellent performance and high visual comfort, Rio is a popular choice of lighting for working environments.
Robust Expansion Joint Cover Helps Transform Refurbished Shopping Centre

Robust Expansion Joint Cover Helps Transform Refurbished Shopping Centre

Construction Specialties (UK) Ltd

Popular shopping centre The Mall Maidstone recently underwent a £6 million refurbishment that was completed in 5 months and took place mostly during the night. Some of the work carried out included smarter strip lighting which changes according to the weather, white porcelain flooring, and enlarged shop fronts. CS provided them with GTP-300 HD expansion joint covers. This is a strong, recess mounted, and flush floor cover that is perfect for this type of application with persistent traffic over the joint. This durable joint cover will allow traffic in the shopping centre to move safely for years to come.
Franke products chosen for UK leading theme park and attraction refurbishment

Franke products chosen for UK leading theme park and attraction refurbishment

Franke Sissons Ltd

Franke were thrilled to provide products to one of the UK’s leading theme parks and attractions for a recent refurbishment, which consisted of a large male toilet room, a large female toilet room and a less abled disabled washroom. Water conservation was also an important aspect. Franke supplied a number of self closing Pureline taps, which only release water for a controlled amount of time, bringing down water usage in the washroom. Stainless steel table top soap dispensers (SD80) were also supplied, removing the possibility of spillages onto the vanity units and making the area easier to clean.
Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport

Genesis Global Systems Limited

Genesis NHD18 Stair Nosing is currently being installed throughout Heathrow Terminal 5 and most recently Terminal 3 renovations creating a safe environment for employees and travellers alike. This traffic meant the profile had to be very durable & still provide the necessary safety properties. Working closely with BAA and the contracts team on the new Heathrow Terminal 5 complex, Genesis Global Systems Ltd helped design and supply in excess of some 10,000 linear meters of this bespoke interior nosing and are now proud to associate them with BAA as a preferred supplied of choice for their flooring accessory solutions throughout.
St Davids College

St Davids College

Gerflor Flooring UK Limited

In a recent refurbishment of their main sports hall the choice of the playing indoor surface underwent a rigorous specification process. The hugely important decision would demand that only the best products be used and the final specification would settle on some 610m2 of Taraflex® vinyl sports flooring in ‘Maple’ from international flooring specialist Gerflor. Anthony Mynett, Director, Carpet Services (Cardiff) Ltd commented, “we are the preferred flooring contractor at the college and chose Gerflor’s Taraflex sports flooring as it conformed perfectly to the college’s requirements.” Adding, “Taraflex Evolution is unique as it covers a Granwood floor surface.”
Stair Edgings - Derby University

Stair Edgings - Derby University

Gradus

University of Derby has recently refurbished its Nunnery Court halls of residence which included the installation of XT stair edgings to all core staircases. GXT11 from Gradus’ market-leading XT range of stair edgings were specified for the project to enhance the buildings safety, while maintaining a clean and contemporary aesthetic. XT stair edgings comprise an aluminium channel with a slip-resistant insert that extends around the leading edge of the profile to increase underfoot contact with the slip-resistant element of the stair edging, helping to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls on the stairs
Floor Trims - Blunsdon House Hotel

Floor Trims - Blunsdon House Hotel

Gradus

LTS Luxury Trim System from Gradus was specified for the Blunsdon House Hotel, a unique four-star family owned hotel. The luxurious Blunsdon House has 108 bedrooms, two restaurants, three bars, 11 meeting rooms and a leisure club with an indoor pool and small golf course. As part of a recent refurbishment project in Carrie’s bar, the hotel required a durable, robust trim to withstand the amount of traffic accessing the bar daily. Gradus Luxury Trim System in polished brass was installed to create a safe transition between floorcoverings, whilst creating a premium and modern look.
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

Gripple Ltd

The redevelopment of Manchester Royal Infirmary was a multi-stage project designed to regenerate the building and deliver long term improvements to the hospital. MEP contractor on the project, Piggott & Whifield, needed a trusted and efficient solution to suspend pipework and electrical containment. Gripple supplied QT Clamps and Universal Brackets, a time and labour saving pipework solution, as well as the recently launched UniGrip hanger. Gripple’s next generation wire rope suspension system, UniGrip is a turn-key solution for the suspension of building services, which helped to deliver significant time savings and faster installation across the project.
Old Low Lights Museum

Old Low Lights Museum

Hacel Lighting Ltd

The recently refurbished Old Low Lights venue opened its doors as a heritage and community hub. Located at the heart of North Shields Fish Quay, the museum offers a unique experience to explore 900 years of maritime heritage. The Old Low Lights building dating back to the 18th Century, commanded refined, architectural lighting and Hacel were at the forefront in providing a range of class leading LED luminaires, offering outstanding performance and contemporary design. The three storey building hosts a cafe, an outside public space with beautiful views over the river mouth, a museum and a function area for hire.
St Mary’s Library

St Mary’s Library

Hacel Lighting Ltd

The completely revamped St Mary’s Church has recently opened its doors to the public of Lichfield. Located in the heart of Lichfield on the historic market square, the redeveloped St Mary's church holds the town's library and multi-use cultural space with performing and visual arts presentations, Bar and Cafe, archive and gallery area, offering access to digital local records and treasury. The Grade II building dating back to the 19th Century commanded refined, architectural lighting and Hacel were at the forefront in providing class leading LED luminaires, offering contemporary lighting for a historic site.
The Custard Factory, Birmingham

The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Howe Green

The Custard Factory, built around a century ago to manufacture Sir Alfred Bird’s famous dessert, has recently been revamped into an arts and media quarter for Birmingham. Specialist subcontractors DSM Flooring were looking for a quality floor access solution to install in the highly trafficked entrance atrium in the development. Howe Green supplied the 5000 Series Light Duty Floor Access Cover to provide easy and safe access to the essential building services concealed under the flooring within the atrium. The 5000 Series cover lay flush with the flooring to prevent any slips or trips.
ROSEMOUNT APARTMENT CONVERSION EXCEEDING NEW BUILD STANDARDS!

ROSEMOUNT APARTMENT CONVERSION EXCEEDING NEW BUILD STANDARDS!

Hush Acoustics

Hush Acoustics were called to Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man and home to a beautiful mid terraced property recently converted into 4 spacious apartments over 4 floors. The apartments are situated very close to the road and after spending time inside, some road traffic as well as public background noise could be heard from inside the property. It was important to ensure appropriate acoustic measures were carried out when converting this existing property into apartments and that the party walls and/or ceilings met the required standards for conversion under the Building Regulations, Approved Document E.
Manchester Metropolitan University 1st Hufcor ‘Summit’ wall in Europe

Manchester Metropolitan University 1st Hufcor ‘Summit’ wall in Europe

Hufcor Inc.

Manchester Metropolitan University have recently installed the first Hufcor ‘Summit’ vertically operated movable wall in Europe. The Hufcor Summit fully automatic operable wall provides the ideal solution to divide the open plan area from the servery area in the Geoffrey Manton Building. The system is made up of four panels approximately 11000mm wide, each panel stacking in the ceiling void when the wall is retracted. The panels are finished in a white high gloss finish which also provides a writable surface, in the case of MMU, a graphic design has been applied to enhance the image of the Atrium Café.
HI-MACS® FOR  ULTRA-MODERN HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP

HI-MACS® FOR ULTRA-MODERN HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP

James Latham

Exclusive distributor of HI-MACS® in the UK and Ireland, James Latham, recently supplied 100 sheets of HI-MACS® solid surface for the construction of Hyundai’s new Rockar dealership at Stratford. HI-MACS® was selected for its elegance, functionality, technology and creative flexibility. The Hyundai specification required the material to have a light finish and give the appearance of being cut from one seamless, flowing piece across the entire project. The designers achieved this due to the ease with which HI-MACS® can be manipulated, cut and worked, creating a sleek, uniform and polished look.
Trinity Academy - Halifax

Trinity Academy - Halifax

Johnstone's Trade Paints - a brand of PPG Industries

The unrivalled durability of Johnstone’s Trade’s Endura Super Durable Matt has been put through its paces at the £27 million Trinity Academy in Halifax.With thousands of pupils attending the school, the need for a paint that would withstand the rigours of heavy traffic was paramount so Johnstone’s Endura Super Durable Matt was duly specified for its outstanding durability and aesthetic properties. Johnstone’s Water-Based Aqua Gloss system was used for the interior woodwork throughout the Academy after becoming the natural successor to solvent-based trim paints, which have been impacted by legislation in recent years.
Bay Tree House Care Home, Wrexham

Bay Tree House Care Home, Wrexham

Richard Burbidge Balustrades

Bay Tree House is a Residential Care Home, situated in a quiet residential area near to the town of Wrexham. Orchard Care Group recently completed a major upgrade and refurbishment plan to transform the building but ultimately keep its homely feel for which it is well-known. Richard Burbidge pre primed round handrails and associated brushed nickel brackets/end caps were used throughout the home to create not only a safety conscious, but beautiful modern finish. Various decorative moulding profiles were also used to create depth and a panelled affect on plain walls.
Street artists put colour back into the community at Preston Road

Street artists put colour back into the community at Preston Road

Sandtex Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

Hull's Preston Road Estate recently saw 130 artists use 22 empty houses for unique graffiti artworks in a weekend-long takeover. Hundreds of litres of Sandtex masonry paint were donated to the Bankside Gallery street art collective to create blank canvases on the houses for the artists to paint over. The takeover drew artists and visitors from across the country, and has put pride back into the community. A similar event took place last year, and Humberside Fire & Rescue Service has since reported a 41 per cent drop in vandalism on derelict properties that feature the murals.
The arts and crafts of secondary glazing in beautiful family home

The arts and crafts of secondary glazing in beautiful family home

Selectaglaze Ltd

A quaint family home in the South Downs Conservation Area has recently seen upgrades to its noise and thermal insulation with Selectaglaze secondary glazing. A total of 13 Series 10 – 2 and 3 pane horizontal sliders were specified and installed across the front elevation openings in 8014 matt sepia. Noise ingress was reduced due to installation with a 100mm cavity and 6.8 laminated glass. Draughts have been dramatically reduced with the high performance seals and close fitting of the secondary glazing. Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in secondary glazing, established in 1966 and Royal Warrant Holder since 2004.
The arts and crafts of secondary glazing in beautiful family home

The arts and crafts of secondary glazing in beautiful family home

Selectaglaze Ltd

A quaint family home in the South Downs Conservation Area has recently seen upgrades to its noise and thermal insulation with Selectaglaze secondary glazing. A total of 13 Series 10 – 2 and 3 pane horizontal sliders were specified and installed across the front elevation openings in 8014 matt sepia. Noise ingress was reduced due to installation with a 100mm cavity and 6.8 laminated glass. Draughts have been dramatically reduced with the high performance seals and close fitting of the secondary glazing. Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in secondary glazing, established in 1966 and Royal Warrant Holder since 2004.
SieMatic S2 Remodelled Home

SieMatic S2 Remodelled Home

SieMatic Holding GmbH

This SieMatic S2 kitchen sits in a recently remodelled contemporary home. The large extension gives an abundance of light to the open plan living area whilst the kitchen occupies part of the original structure. Using a mixture of graphite grey high gloss and titan pine laminate cabinets, Glacier White Corian work surfaces help to balance the darker area with the new bright living space. The result is a surprisingly light and airy kitchen set around a large, dominant central island with seating on one side. The use of Miele appliances and a downdraft extractor finishes off this room well.
A FIRST FOR AUTOMATIC PARTITIONING

A FIRST FOR AUTOMATIC PARTITIONING

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Recently refurbished, Vodafone’s Manchester office is the first building in the UK to combine two electric moveable walls, delivering an entirely automated system for dividing room space. Working with architects, CMI Workplace and main contractor, Overbury, Style was specified to install a fully automatic Dorma Moveo Glazed ComfortDrive moveable wall adjacent to a Skyfold, the fully automatic, vertically rising operable wall, housed in the ceiling cavity. At the push of a button, the walls open and close with ease, offering a phenomenal lab tested 50dB Rw acoustic integrity for the glass system, and 51dB Rw for the Skyfold.
Style delivers flexible dining to new Ivy Asia

Style delivers flexible dining to new Ivy Asia

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Recently opened, the lavishly decorated Ivy Asia is a concept restaurant/bar set in the heart of London. Offering flexible dining, Style installed a semi-automatic Dorma Hüppe Variflex moveable wall, allowing an exclusive room for up to 35 guests to be quickly created. With the Variflex system delivering 38dB Rw acoustic integrity, the private guests can enjoy an intimate experience in the sectioned off room, while the rest of the bar and restaurant operates as normal. The panel facings have a simple priming sheet finish, allowing the restaurant to decorate them with their own flamboyantly Asian-themed graphics,
Aerolite Ultralite

Aerolite Ultralite

T.I. Dynamic Facades

The T.I. Dynamic Facades Aerolite Stone collection is a lightweight reinforced range of stone with different reinforcement criteria. Recently there has been a client design requirement for large floor to floor stone infill panels and column enclosures. The Aerolite Ultralite system is the perfect solution to this design and performance requirement. Aerolite Ultralite panels are manufactured from aluminium sheeting, aluminium box supports and aluminium honeycomb reinforcement to produce a 19mm thick, fully enclosed cassette panel with integral fixing/installation locators on the rear and side of the panels... *Please visit our website for the whole case study*
ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE FOR COMMUNITY CHEMIST

ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE FOR COMMUNITY CHEMIST

TORMAX United Kingdom Ltd

A busy healthcare hub in the centre of Leicester, Yakub Chemist offers a community pharmacy as well as home care services. Ensuring all customers can access the facilities, the main entrance has recently benefit from a complete refurbishment. An accessible ramp combines with a TORMAX automatic sliding door. Powered by the compact and unobtrusive TORMAX 2201 door operator, the sliding door will deliver reliable and continuous use, efficiently welcoming customers into the chemist. Protecting their investment, Yakub Chemist has a service and maintenance agreement with TORMAX, ensuring the entrance will run smoothly and safely for many years to come.
Ecclisiastical Access Solution

Ecclisiastical Access Solution

TORMAX United Kingdom Ltd

TORMAX recently completed the installation of an elegant automatic glass entrance system at Gloucester Cathedral, ensuring all visitors receive a warm welcome into this magnificent building. Creating a light and airy lobby area, two sets of glass sliding doors provide access into the Norman Nave, the main visitor entrance. Powered by unique TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators, the doors silently slide open as people approach thanks to advance engineering and design that ensures a level of reliability that is unsurpassed in the marketplace. Inconspicuous and therefore Ideal for such an historic setting, the iMotion 2202 door operator measures just 100mm high.
EQT

EQT

Planet Partitioning

EQT Partners, have offices everywhere from Amsterdam to Shanghai, and recently acquired a new space in London to house their rapidly growing team. Scott Brownrigg approached Planet Partitioning requesting a glazed partitioning and door package. In areas where high acoustics were the priority, such as meeting rooms and the Boardroom, double-glazed LOFT54, partnered with double-glazed IsoPro doors, were specified.Additionally, the IsoPro doors had banding applied, to match the corresponding LOFT54 partitioning. Where acoustic performance did not need to be exceptionally high, p20 glazed partitioning screens and IsoTec slim framed glass doors were used for office fronts.
Back to basics with Polyflor vinyl flooring at Cheshunt School

Back to basics with Polyflor vinyl flooring at Cheshunt School

Polyflor Ltd

Vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s safety and homogeneous flooring collections was recently installed through new facilities at Cheshunt School in Hertfordshire. Approximately 2000m² of flooring from the Mystique PUR, Prestige PUR and Polysafe Mosaic PUR ranges was fitted at the secondary school by Flortec Ltd working for construction company Beard. Ideally suited to busy education environments, Mystique PUR in Titanio was used in classrooms while Prestige PUR in Grey Marl was chosen for corridors, staircases and other circulation areas. Polysafe Mosaic PUR safety flooring in Grey Fusion was selected for use in the school’s science classrooms and toilets areas.
Expona flooring range brings extra flavour to coffee shop

Expona flooring range brings extra flavour to coffee shop

Polyflor Ltd

Polyflor’s Expona Design and Expona Control flooring ranges were used to create a sophisticated statement floor design at Harris + Hoole coffee shop in Slough recently. A combination of tiles in contrasting colours were chosen by design consultancy Path Design of London to create this striking effect. Flooring contractors Redlay Flooring installed 185m² of Expona Design flooring in the drinking and dining areas of the high street artisan coffee shop fitted out by Uplands Retail. The design incorporated a mixture of contemporary colours and textures using tiles in Light Elm wood effect and textile effect Creme Matrix and Mocca Matrix.
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’s Expona luxury vinyl tiles look sweet at Cadbury World

Polyflor’s Expona luxury vinyl tiles look sweet at Cadbury World

Polyflor Ltd

Stunning wood effect luxury vinyl tiles from UK manufacturer Polyflor were recently chosen for the refurbishment of The World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop at one of Birmingham’s largest leisure attractions, Cadbury World. Expona Design luxury vinyl tiles in the American Oak wood effect design were installed by Alpha UK Ltd flooring contractors of Walsall in the gift shop at this family tourist attraction on Cadbury's Bournville manufacturing site. This classic and subtle wood design perfectly complements Cadbury’s signature purple shade and the store’s big and bright display units which feature some of their best known brands.
Polyflor’s Expona Design flooring brings style to RED5 Gadget Shop

Polyflor’s Expona Design flooring brings style to RED5 Gadget Shop

Polyflor Ltd

High design vinyl flooring from Polyflor was chosen to create a modern look for gift and gadget retailer RED5 in their store at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in Hull recently. Expona Design luxury vinyl tiles in Dark Concrete were installed throughout the shop floor area at this high street gadget shop by local flooring contractor The Hull Flooring Co Ltd. Jonathon Simpson from The Hull Flooring Co Ltd commented, “With Expona Design luxury vinyl tiles we were able to deliver a high performance flooring solution with a high design finish that our customer RED5 was delighted with."
Polyflor flooring features in affordable new homes at Pontypridd housing development

Polyflor flooring features in affordable new homes at Pontypridd housing development

Polyflor Ltd

A range of Polyflor’s high design and high performance vinyl flooring was recently installed at Rhondda Housing Association’s brand new Llys Graig Y Wion social housing development in Pontypridd, Wales. Polyflor flooring was installed by Artisan Flooring in approximately 29 apartments within Llys Graig Y Wion’s three main blocks and three bungalows. 520m² of Acoustix Forest fx PUR sheet vinyl flooring in European Oak 3345 was installed in communal areas including stairwells, hallways and landings. 1600m² of Polyflor’s Colonia PUR luxury vinyl tile in English Oak was fitted throughout living spaces in the development’s apartments.
Polyflor vinyl flooring adds the finishing touches to office canteen at Analog Devices

Polyflor vinyl flooring adds the finishing touches to office canteen at Analog Devices

Polyflor Ltd

Vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s Classic Mystique PUR and Expona Design PUR ranges was recently used to create a fresh, modern office environment for international technology company Analog Devices in Co. Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Polyflor flooring supplied by Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd was installed at the Analog Devices’ regional headquarters by flooring contractor Southern Mosaics of Ennis, Co. Clare. 500 m² of Classic Mystique PUR sheet vinyl flooring in two complementary grey shades, Silver Mist 1430 and Nocturne 1380, was installed within the office canteen to provide a neutral base for the bright furniture and food serving stations.

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