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Switch House, Tate Modern Extension, London

Switch House, Tate Modern Extension, London

Leviat

The latest architectural wonder to rise from the banks of the Thames is Switch House, the highly anticipated extension to Tate Modern, which opened in June 2016. Ancon’s contribution to this landmark project was the fabrication of 12,000 special stainless steel corbels and over 600,000 stainless steel pins which now support and restrain the stunning brick façade, helping to turn this unusual design concept into a reality. With construction now complete, Ancon’s critical structural components are completely hidden from view, leaving onlookers to simply marvel at the overall effect and the ingenuity at work.
Dunfermline home makes the switch from oil to a heat pump

Dunfermline home makes the switch from oil to a heat pump

Grant Engineering (UK) Ltd

A Grant Aerona³ air source heat pump has been installed at a cottage in Fife, transforming the home’s heating from an oil-fired system to a renewable alternative. The homeowners are now enjoying a warm home while also lowering their carbon footprint.
Switching from steel to PVC beads works for Welsh Oak Frame

Switching from steel to PVC beads works for Welsh Oak Frame

Renderplas Ltd

Renderplas PVC render beads are contributing to the weather-tight external envelope of oak frame buildings by Welsh Oak Frame.
Hand Dryer Case Study (Large Hostel Group) - Youth Hostel Association, YHA (England & Wales)

Hand Dryer Case Study (Large Hostel Group) - Youth Hostel Association, YHA (England & Wales)

Intelligent Facility Solutions

Switching from paper towels to energy efficient hand dryers: Intelligent Facility Solutions were tasked with calculating the carbon savings of switching from paper to dryers and then delivering the supply and fit of hand dryers across the YHA locations in England and Wales. Based on the initial 23 sites that were surveyed it was calculated that the YHA could make annual savings of 20,228Kg/CO2 switching to the Dryflow EcoSlim hand dryer. That would save 107 virgin trees per year. These hand dryers are 86 - 96% more energy efficient than a conventional hand dryer.
Hotel: Hamilton provides the finishing touch to Welsh heritage-celebrating hotel, Hotel Indigo® Cardiff

Hotel: Hamilton provides the finishing touch to Welsh heritage-celebrating hotel, Hotel Indigo® Cardiff

Hamilton Litestat

Hotel Indigo® Cardiff is a boutique hotel designed by Matthews Mee Interior Design to evoke classic Welsh heritage. The hotel combines contemporary style and heritage-rich designs to reflect its Welsh location. Hamilton Litestat’s stylish Hartland collection of box-fit decorative wiring accessories, finished in either Matt Black or Antique Brass, were selected for the 122-guestroom hotel – complementing the Welsh design themes and delivering a high-quality look. A combination of Hartland 1, 2 and 3-gang rocker switches were specified for controlling lighting, plus a European SHUKO and dual USB double switched sockets were fitted in a bespoke plate within every room.
Press-fit technology on ACR project helps P&R Heating save over a week in time

Press-fit technology on ACR project helps P&R Heating save over a week in time

Conex Bänninger

BackgroundGloucestershire-based P&R Heating calculated it managed to save days on a recent project to renew Gloucester Library’s air conditioning system by simply switching from traditional brazing methods to press-fit technology. 
Newhaven ERF-Control rooms

Newhaven ERF-Control rooms

Mero-Schmidlin (UK) plc

Non combustible Calcium sulphate type 6 panels were used to reduce any risk of fire spread. Under-structure was changed to our Type 2 system that has an integral frame system to support switch gear, HV cabinets. This C profile stringer system is unique to us.
Artisan building complex in Fitzrovia, London

Artisan building complex in Fitzrovia, London

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

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

Residential Tadelakt Steam Room

TyloHelo Ltd

Helo was invited to design and build a bespoke steam room as part of a leisure complex redeveloped within a country estate. Using traditional Moroccan Tadelakt finish, an authentic hammam style steam bath was created. A challenge posed by this project was to achieve remote switching of the steam from the main residence over a distance of 350 metres, enabling the client to prepare the steam room in advance of use. Special design features were included. For example, an ornate pull handle and concealed linear drain at the room’s entrance.
Guernsey Airport Fire Station

Guernsey Airport Fire Station

HAG Ltd. - The Door Specialists

Guernsey Airport Fire Station are a service specialising in the prevention of plane fires, located within proximity to the airfield to allow quick action in the event of an emergency. The work was implemented for G4S Secure Solutions (Guernsey) LTD on behalf of the state of Guernsey fire service at Guernsey Airport. HAG Ltd was enlisted to help the installation of 4 electrically operated Q Doors. Originally using sectional overhead doors, they instead switched to a product which had thermal properties and ease of operation.
Moto Services, Rugby

Moto Services, Rugby

Tata Steel

A long-awaited motorway service area on one of the countries busiest junctions - north of Rugby, at Junction 1 of the M6 - opened at the end of April 2021, bringing confidence to hauliers and logistics companies to make the switch to electric vehicles with provision of 24 ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging points.Around 3,500m2 of Tata Steel’s RoofDek D159 structural decking was used to form the support structure for the standing seam roof of the service areas main amenity building.
Biomass Access Cover - National Justice Centre

Biomass Access Cover - National Justice Centre

Surespan

Surespan custom designed a hatch to provide access to a Biomass storage plant at the new Criminal Justice Centre, Northampton. The double leaf hatch – measuring 2750mm x 2900mm – is electrically operated by a key switch and has synchronised leaf operation with a safety grid. Rated to FACTA Class A pedestrian loading, it was designed with a chequerplate lid to match the surround and incorporates a rain skirt apron and Sureguard handrail system on both sides. A secondary 1000mm x 1000mm gas spring operated floor hatch was installed with a retractable hand hold and ladder for safe and easy access.
HLAC Access Hatch - Crawley

HLAC Access Hatch - Crawley

Surespan

Surespan manufactured a single leaf HLAC recessed access hatch to Queens Square in Crawley, part of a £3.2 million project. The 80mm access hatch to fit a structural opening of 1000 x 3500 is operated by hydraulic cylinders and a hand pump. The Operation will be by an electrically driven single power pack, including push button or key switch. Oil supply to the cylinders will be from a hydraulic mini-pack that can be remotely or locally sited. A retractable safety grid was also installed on three open sides, manually operated.
5 storey record store on the South Coast has been finished using a proprietary render system, applied across 12mm Magply, secured to the fabric of the building.

5 storey record store on the South Coast has been finished using a proprietary render system, applied across 12mm Magply, secured to the fabric of the building.

IPP Ltd

Given the exposed location of the building the specification for the exterior cladding had to be both very durable and suitable for application in all but the most challenging of weather conditions. The solution decided on by the project team features a proprietary two-coat reinforced render system – K-Rend – spray applied to the Magply panels. “The original plans was to use a sand/cement render. However, after discussions regarding logistics and the scale of the elevations, it was decided to switch to a high performance render system and Fullers proposed the K-Rend on a substrate of Magply boards.”
Heavily glazed building benefits from dual roller system

Heavily glazed building benefits from dual roller system

Yewdale Corporation Ltd

Standard Life Investments’ new £75m development at St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, as with many modern builds, it is fronted with lots of glass. It looks amazing and delivers plenty of natural light, but often requires robust shading solutions to protect people from the sun’s glare and heat. The fit-out company opted to use YewdaleDefiant® R20 systems with side channels throughout, and the YewdaleDefiant® R20M with double bracket. This allowed the installation of a dimout screen fabric and a blackout fabric, which can be easily switched between at the touch of a button. Read more...
Installation and mounting solutions in laboratories

Installation and mounting solutions in laboratories

BROEN-LAB

Hoses BROEN-LAB flexible hoses are the easy way to make the installation in the laboratory where safety and efficiency are required. Installation with our hoses saves time and labour, which means reduced installation costs. Taps, valves and regulators No laboratory solution is stronger than its weakest link. Rely on high quality BROEN-LAB products for every detail of your solution. Quick couplings BROEN-LAB Quick Couplings are the right choice when you need to switch between media on a frequent basis. These couplings help you change setup quickly and safely.
Hotel: Hamilton chosen to 'smarten' Anne Boleyn’s guest rooms.

Hotel: Hamilton chosen to 'smarten' Anne Boleyn’s guest rooms.

Hamilton Litestat

Refurbishment of Anne Boleyn’s guest rooms within a new wing of Hever Castle. Hamilton’s proven expertise in integrating smart technology sympathetically and seamlessly within a ‘Heritage’ environment made them the perfect partner to fit-out 9 new suites and a breakfast room. Hamilton’s Smart Lighting Control system with Hartland CFX control plates was the natural choice - simple to install, cleverly designed and easy for hotel staff and guests to use. Finishing touches: each suite was fitted with switch plates and sockets also from the Hartland CFX collection and finished in Richmond Bronze for a totally coordinated look!
Event power monitoring solution helping to reduce power usage and carbon emissions – Christmas market.

Event power monitoring solution helping to reduce power usage and carbon emissions – Christmas market.

IDE Systems

Improving site power usage, such as low energy products, hybrid systems and active power switching requires the right knowledge of why and when power is needed, information that until now has been guess work and can often lead to ineffective solutions. Erica brings this information right to the engineer’s desk, enabling them to make optimum choices and demonstrate real savings. To find out more on how Erica was utilised at a Christmas market, click on our case study attached. More information on Erica can be found by visiting our website via the link below.
Site power monitoring solution helping to reduce power usage and carbon emissions –construction site.

Site power monitoring solution helping to reduce power usage and carbon emissions –construction site.

IDE Systems

Improving site power usage, such as low energy products, hybrid systems and active power switching requires the right knowledge of why and when power is needed, information that until now has been guess work and can often lead to ineffective solutions. Erica brings this information right to the engineer’s desk, enabling them to make optimum choices and demonstrate real savings. To find out more on how Erica was utilised at a construction site, click on our case study attached. More information on Erica can be found by visiting our website via the link below.
Residential: Hamilton delivers smart multi-room audio and lighting control to new Quintas Homes-designed apartments.

Residential: Hamilton delivers smart multi-room audio and lighting control to new Quintas Homes-designed apartments.

Hamilton Litestat

Six two-bed and three-bed apartments designed by Matteo Bianchi, inspired by the Tom Ford-directed film ‘A Single Man’. In-keeping with the development’s chic design, Hamilton’s Smart Multi-Room Audio system was installed – allowing full control of music in any room via coloured touchscreen panels or remotely via Hamilton's App. 4-Room/4-Zone control units in each apartments, with built-in DAB radio. Finishing the sleek look were coordinated control panels, switch plates and sockets in a stylish Black Nickel Hartland CFX® design, the sockets featuring USB charge and data points to suit modern living requirements.
The London Clinic - Advanced Delmatic DALI system provides comfortable and energy-efficient control of lighting

The London Clinic - Advanced Delmatic DALI system provides comfortable and energy-efficient control of lighting

Delmatic

The system enhances comfort with advanced digital dimming and scene setting throughout the patient rooms and wards. Delmatic’s DALI Buswire modules simplified installation and control within a medical environment. Medical applications require a minimum of two lighting circuits per room plus emergency lighting which would result in complicated switch wiring using traditional installation. Delmatic’s DALI modules address multiple DALI ballasts irrespective of lighting circuiting so a single module controls DALI luminaires across multiple circuits within a number of rooms: DALI sensors and DALI scene-set controls connect direct to the DALI buswire further simplifying installation and operation.
Glazed Sliding Roof Hatch - London

Glazed Sliding Roof Hatch - London

Surespan

Surespan manufactured a double glazed sliding access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in London. The 2640 (103?) x 2020mm (79?) hatch was electrically operated via a key switch for easy operation and allowed access to the roof providing views across the London skyline. The sliding cover was finished in grey external polyester powder coating with a white internal finish. The 35.5mm sealed double glazed unit comprised of Pilkington 6mm toughened K polished all round outer pane, 20mm Warm Edge silver spacer Bar argon filled, Pilkington 9.5mm toughened & laminated innerpane, divided into two panes.
Boxed Glazed Sliding Rooflights - London

Boxed Glazed Sliding Rooflights - London

Surespan

Bespoke boxed glazed sliding rooflights with a glazed vertical upstand manufactured for a block of luxury offices and apartments in Putney Bridge Road, London. The sliding lid was operated electrically via concealed 24v DC actuators and a push button switch. The 35.5mm sealed double glazed unit comprises of Pilkington 6mm toughened K polished all round outer pane, a 20mm Warm Edge silver spacer bar that is argon filled, and a Pilkington 9.5mm toughened & laminated inner pane. The sealed glazed unit has a U-Value of 1.5 W/m²K.
Boxed Glazed Roof Access - Circle Bath

Boxed Glazed Roof Access - Circle Bath

Surespan

Surespan was selected by internationally renowned architects Foster + Partners to design and manufacture two roof hatches for Circle Hospital Bath – the new centre of clinical excellence due to open late 2009. The huge single leaf glazed roof hatches are electrically operated by push button switches, one hatch incorporating a side door. The high spec glazed lid is supported by heavy duty aluminium hinges and features an integral ‘wrap over’ edge, incorporating double unbroken EPDM seals. The hatches offer a high level of thermal insulation against heat loss and condensation, together with excellent sound absorption properties.
An exclusive residential development in Hambledon, Surrey, is making use of 12mm Magply boards, supplied by Elliotts Builders Merchants, as the carrier for a proprietar sprayed render system, as one

An exclusive residential development in Hambledon, Surrey, is making use of 12mm Magply boards, supplied by Elliotts Builders Merchants, as the carrier for a proprietar sprayed render system, as one

IPP Ltd

The stylish three and four bedroom, two-storey properties present a traditional outward appearance, with clay roof tiles above the elevations of handmade bricks and highly weatherproof K-Rend panels. The latter is applied to the 12mm Magply modified MgO boards, screwed to 50x50mm timbers fixed at 600mm centres across the SIPS structure. Simon, the site foreman for Fullers Plastering, commented: “ This is the second time I have used Magply, Fullers having made the switch because it is an easier board to cut and fix, while it also takes the HP12 base coat very well.”
MG Tower, Padua Italy:  Eastman Performance Films commissioned the University of Padua to conduct an independent study of the effects of using LLumar® solar control window films on the MG Tower

MG Tower, Padua Italy: Eastman Performance Films commissioned the University of Padua to conduct an independent study of the effects of using LLumar® solar control window films on the MG Tower

LLumar by EASTMAN

Study shows the significant benefits of LLumar® films for saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, improving thermal comfort, and controlling glare: Energy: - 3.9 year simple payback - 42 % annual savings on electrical energy - conditioning cooling - Savings of €125 800 on energy costs over operational lifetime of the film - Reduction of 46 tonnes annual CO2 emissions Thermal Comfort: - Reduction in indoor temperatures of up to 5 °C when HVAC cooling switched off - Productivity savings estimated at €40 per employee per cooling month Lighting and Glare: - Significant reduction in glare
Natural and smoke ventilation at Newton House

Natural and smoke ventilation at Newton House

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd

Newton House is a brand new Housing 21 Extra Care Living development in Penrith. It promotes independent living for people over the age of 55, with access to on-site care. The development offers 54 one and two bedroom apartments.Newton House provides fully accessible facilities for residents and visitors. These include a restaurant, hair salon, residents’ lounge, activity room and communal gardens.For the natural smoke ventilation system at Newton House, Dyer provided roof vents, dampers and louvres, and supplied and installed the controls in order to ventilate the communal areas.Three staircases are ventilated by certified smoke vent rooflights, each fitted with a KA 54 chain drive. Each of the three internal corridors are ventilated via smoke shafts with smoke dampers and grilles (with concealed drives) at each corridor level and a rooflight at the head of the shaft.Dual colour aluminium double glazed louvres each fitted with a single LDF louvre drive, ventilate the six corridors.All staircase roof vents and louvres are CE marked and tested to EN 12101-2. The shaft dampers are CE marked and tested to EN 12101-8.Dyer supplied and installed a multizone smoke ventilation control panel with 72 hour battery back up, with one breakglass reset switch for each zone. The control panel will receive signals from the fire alarm to individually trigger each zone. When a corridor zone is triggered, the vent at the head of the adjacent staircase will open. If a smoke shaft inlet vent is triggered, all remaining vents will be locked in the closed position to prevent spread of heat and smoke between floors.The end of corridor louvres can be used for natural day-to-day ventilation when required. Each has a switch located nearby, when pressed, will open the louvres to 25%, allowing fresh air to enter the corridors.

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