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SuDS Permeable Paving, HGV Parking Area, Truckcell 80, Road King, Cannock, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

The New Hollies transport cafe has been serving drivers and travellers on Watling Street (A5) since 1933. The cafe has grown significantly and hundreds of HGVs visit each week creating a demand for robust, sustainable parking. Due to the high water table, permission was granted but with the restrictions to keep the water level at the pre development level. It became clear that permeable paving would meet the requirements. ABG Truckcell was used as surfacing with Terrex as a filtration textile. Truckcell is a heavy duty plastic paver able to withstand the forces exerted by multiple wheeled vehicles.

Bioethanol fires light up kitchen and bedroom of Bury family

DRU Fires

Bioethanol fires require no chimney or flue, give off no harmful emissions and are 95% energy efficient. They are available in a large selection of designs for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and gardens. A good example is the home of Bury resident Anthony Norman, who chose an Italian kitchen and a British made bedroom from local dealer Icon, both featuring table-top bioethanol fires. Anthony and his family were convinced that they would make exciting additions to their new kitchen and master bedroom. Ebios bioethanol fires are made in Germany and distributed by DRU in the UK.

External seating for student courtyard in Birmingham

Furnitubes International Ltd

Host Student Apartments is a new development close to the University of Birmingham main campus. The development has a modest street frontage, bounded to both sides by commercial buildings on the busy Bristol Road, but the entrance opens up to two expansive internal courtyards and gardens. These outdoor areas comprise planted boundaries and small mown lawns. Furnitubes supplied two sets of products to the scheme – the heavy-duty Fordham seating and tables adjacent to the built-in barbeque and Lapa wall-top seating – all designed to encourage students to make maximum use of the outdoor spaces.

Office Lighting for a Global Sports Brand. Chapman House, Arsenal FC, London.

299 Lighting

Designed by 442 Design, the Cat B scheme celebrates the rich football heritage of the club through the immaculate interior design whilst offering an inspirational place to work. From putting forward suitable products for the client’s sign off and providing working samples, to full lighting design and lighting calculations. RIO Suspended was used as the main office luminaire throughout the whole scheme. The murals and artwork on the walls were lit with the track lighting system Suna. The main meeting room features a large ‘football pitch’ table, the circular feature luminaire Rydal was used to mirror the centre circle.

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.

SuDS Pond - Groundwater Control, Pozidrain, Newcastle Airport, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

From humble beginnings Newcastle Airport has grown vastly and expects 9.4m passengers annually by 2035. Increasing the capacity of the existing storage lagoons is needed to continue meet current and future airport requirements. Due to the high water table there is a risk ground water pressure would cause uplift of pond liners. ABG Pozidrain was recommended to remove any uplift, manage groundwater and allow ground gases to escape. Due to being puncture resistant it also protected the liner. The multiple functions of Pozidrain removed the need for imported stone reducing vehicles to site by 200 and increasing material savings.

Romanian home made entirely from Accoya


Accoya was recommended by distributor Tecade for use in the construction of the building. Tecade recommended the use of Accoya to ensure that the building would sit well in its natural surroundings, while also maintaining its structural integrity in the harsh environment. Accoya was used for all applications throughout the home including the façade, interior doors, indoor & outdoor furniture, terrace, garage door & railings. The architect specified 28mm X 150mm of Accoya for the outdoor terrace & constructed the terrace furniture using around 1 cubic meters of Accoya to build 3 tables & 36 chairs for external use.

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.

Co-ordinated corten external seating for North Portsea Island

Furnitubes International Ltd

The North Portsea Island Scheme involves the replacement of 8.4km of coastline protection of low-lying land in the City of Portsmouth. Several different forms of seating were required for the project including conventional seats and benches, picnic tables and loungers, in both relaxed and upright forms. Furnitubes’ Elements seating range was chosen for the basic seating, with other bespoke products designed to complement. For the aggressive weathering conditions at this marine location, all steelwork was hot dip galvanised and polyester powder coated in a corten effect finish, with anti-graffiti coating applied to meet the expected tough demands of the area.

University of Warwick - Scarman House


Scarman House is the University’s flagship meeting & conference centre. The conference centre features spaces for informal meetings, a lecture theatre, traditional meeting rooms & an executive dining suite. We were chosen as the approved supplier to re-furnish the executive dining space. Our products were chosen due to the overall design ethos of our brand and the hardwearing, robust nature of our products. nooi was identified as the ideal dining chair due to it’s lightweight, easily stackable design, These chairs were partnered with yuno tables which feature a hardwearing laminate top, designed to stand the test of time.

BUILT Burger Ilford London


RESOPAL'S HPL Essential Wall 3562-RM was selected by RDA's team of design experts for table areas because of its realistic stone-effect look, reflecting the urban-industrial theme perfectly and dovetailing with other unique interior features including exposed brick and aged leather seating. The RM laminate texture, with its graining and pores, actually feels like the genuine material, whilst combining the benefits of durability and hygiene. BUILT Custom Burgers is the 'fast casual' version of the award nominated 'The Counter' in Glasgow, serving popular 'Build Your Own' burgers in a cutting edge urban-industrial interior.


Evergreens UK Ltd - LazyLawn®-EverRoof™

Wonder Yarn 36® is a Which? Best Buy top scoring in the Which? Artificial Grass comparison table. Wonder Yarn 36® represents the future of artificial grass, taking its name from the exclusive W shaped green blades of yarn which give the product a robust yet real look. The natural appearance, durable and low maintenance upkeep that you expect from Lazy Lawn®. The 36mm length is recommended for the softest most authentic look. The patented technology allows the the artificial lawn to recover after activity as the W shape of the yarn forces the green blades of grass to stand upright.

Crown Paints Specification Services support for tall order

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

A Suffolk-based local authority turned to Crown Paints Specification Services to transform the tallest building in the most easterly settlement of the UK. St. Peter’s Court – in the coastal town of Lowestoft, Suffolk – was in need of re-decoration and Waveney District Council wanted a product that would last for the long-term. Crown Paints came out to the site, which comprises of 90 flats over 15 floors, and after an extensive inspection and review of requirements, specified 3,600 litres of Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint for the project.

Event Planning & Catering Business

Custom Audio Designs Ltd

Creating acoustic comfort and attractive wall art - Creative Catering commissioned Custom Audio Designs to carry out a sound test in their client area, used for tasting sessions, showcasing table displays and cookery courses. The test revealed excessive reverberation, resulting in poor speech intelligibility and acoustic discomfort. Custom printed acoustic panels, featuring the client’s signature dishes, resolved the issue significantly reducing the overall reverberation time, improving acoustic comfort and softening the room’s ambience. ‘…the printed panels are FAB! Thank you so much for all your patience…They have fixed the problem…they’re great!’ Kaye Thompson – Founder and Creative Director, Creative Catering.

Structural Drainage - Reservoir Base Uplift, Deckdrain, Rushmore STW, Telford, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

Part of Severn Trent Waters e5 Major Projects Programme, Rushmore STW is a strategic centre for sludge digestion, de-watering and cake storage. Due to expected growth in the local population the PSTs would need refurbishment. A high water table below ground meant stability is constantly changing meaning tanks suffer uplift pressures when empty. Encouraged by the e5 programme a novel solution was proposed. Deckdrain 700S/NW8 was proposed as an uplift pressure reliever and under slab drainage. Deckdrain has a filtration layer and is virtually impermeable. Deckdrain structure exceeds the drainage capacity of 500mm stone giving significant cost savings.

MIne Tailings Capping and Drainage - Pozidrain SKL and Erosaweb, Carrshield MIne Works, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

The Barneycraig Lead mine located in the North Pennines operated between 1760-1920. Due to mine tailings being deposited on the River West Allen it became the second worst river by Northumbria River Basin Management. A plan to improve the river meant the tailings needed to be capped to prevent rain water infiltration. Stabilisation of the dam was also required. ABG proposed Pozidrain 4SKL, this provided a rapidly installed single layer system without compriising on containment. Erosaweb GWX was used on the 1:2.5 slope for soil reinforcement and this was fixed with a non piercing fixing solution.

Fabulous interior complemented with tall, dark and handsome steel frames

Clement Windows Group

Appreciating the recent trend of industrial style steel screens being incorporated in modern interiors, Cherie Lee, Director of Cherie Lee Interiors, chose to include the look within one of her latest amazing projects. The Clement W20 suite of steel frames in RAL 7021 black grey (matt) was chosen as the correct product and colour to complement the décor. The use of steel screens internally allows maximum solar gain and adds a striking feature. The result is stunning and the client is very happy with the final result.

History and Future meet with metal accents at the Tin Tab

Bereco Ltd

CAD visualizations were essential at design stage to help visualize the unique bar designs made up of a traditional 35mm bar and the client was delighted with the finished design which matched the original windows, and the overall quality of finish. All bars were designed to ensure the correct glazing pane sizes to transform this unique corrugated metal building. Satin chrome ironmongery was the perfect choice to mimic the distinct metal accent of the exterior.

Trosifol® in Europe’s Tallest Building. The 462 Meter Tall Lakhta Tower is St. Petersburg’s Newest Landmark.

Kuraray – Trosifol®

Resembling a needle, Europe’s tallest building spirals 462 meters into the sky. The ,Star of St. Petersburg?, as the building is already being called, occupies a 170,000 m² footprint on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in the Primorsky District, some 10 km northwest of St. Petersburg’s city center. Designed by the RMJM partnership under Tony Kettle’s direction, the project was managed by ZAO Gorprojekt; and the work planned by Samsung Production.

Country Home

Bulthaup Mayfair

This bulthaup b3 kitchen, in an open-plan space, leading onto a garden with countryside views, includes tall cabinets in solid, plank-effect oak, with functional island in kaolin laminate. The solid oak bar-top compliments the tall run, giving the subtle palette warmth and texture. The pocket door unit in the centre of the tall cabinets is lined in oak veneer to allow a seamless aesthetic when open. The off-white composite stone worktop on the island blends with the kaolin base cabinets and back panels to convey the sense of a single piece of furniture. photos Alexander James

Imperial College, London

Planet Partitioning

The Research and Translation Hub at Imperial College, London forms the centrepiece for the innovation district in White City. The completed design for the central atrium wholly pushed the boundaries of performance glazing. Planet AG worked with PLP Architecture to ensure the project stayed commercially viable whilst maintaining the desired impressive design. Curved glass, which reached up to 3.4 metres tall on floors 2-6 and a staggering 5 metres tall on the ground floor had to be heat soaked toughened and was up to 25.5mm thick to support the weight.

Veolia Recycling & Recovery Facility Living Wall, Leeds

Biotecture Limited

This 1,800m2 living wall in Leeds at at recycling & energy recovery facility, is the largest in Europe. It is a vertical forest that incorporates over 100,000 plants including larger shrubs, small trees and over 700 habitat boxes. At 28 metres tall it is also one of Europe’s tallest living walls

ExCel Exhibition Centre & Aloft Hotel, London

Buzon UK Ltd

ExCeL is the largest permanent exhibition site in London that links up with the Aloft Hotel. The overall terrace area exceeds 2,100m², all on one level. Below the terrace are the car parks, with countless drain access points that require maintenance annually. The terrace required pedestals to accommodate a void of +/- 220mm, with circular adjustable spacer tabs to accept odd shaped pavers alongside linear pavers, however large enough to allow drainage for extreme weather conditions. The Buzon DPH series, with special rotating spacer tabs were used to achieve this. The total pedestals required exceeded 25,000 units.

Ashington Leisure Centre

Hardscape Products Ltd

The Ashington Leisure Centre is a community and leisure facility that sets a high benchmark and precedent for design excellence, marking the beginning of a regeneration for the town centre. Externally the building stands with civic pride facing the town centre. The scale of the large volumes: the triple height entrance foyer and pool elevation are fenestrated with tall glazed panels bringing elegance and emphasis to the entrance area.



Consultant: Couch Perry & Wilkes Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon Architects: Associated Architects M & E Contractors: NG Bailey Installers: Anders Heating REHAU Products: TABS, Ground-air heat exchanger, Underfloor heating Key to this performance, and to the comfort levels being experienced by staff and students, is a REHAU TABS solution which has embedded 7km of REHAU PE-Xa cooling pipes within both post tensioned ground and first floor slabs with exposed soffits. This works by circulating chilled water through the pipes to provide effective cooling in summer, countering the solar gain from the windows which are distributed evenly across the façade.

Buckinghamshire Home

Bulthaup Mayfair

This large bulthaup b3 kitchen was designed for a family who enjoy cooking and entertaining. Practical, light reflecting glass backsplash, crisp alpine white laminate base cabinets, Clay laminate tall cabinets and natural oak bar top all work in harmony in this space which leads on the garden. The 10mm worktops are composite stone and appliances are by Miele. Architectural photography by Alexander James.

The Colour Inspiration Project

The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.

The Colour Inspiration project features a simple bank of colourful and bright boxes that were designed to stand out in the location and enhance the overall style of the project. The mailboxes featured both name tabs and vinyl writing that were added to allow for easy recognition of the mailbox that each student apartment should retrieve their mail from.

Cassadian - Office

Polyrey UK

Requiring a professional yet comfortable breakout area to welcome distinguished guests including civil servants and senior politicians, the Customer Experience Suite at Cassidian needed a bold and contemporary scheme to reflect the company’s principles of encouraging collaboration and innovation. The creative design solution provided by Paramount Interiors transformed the interiors into an open and well-lit environment with sleek features such as glass partitions and a plane tail rogue column nodding to Cassidian’s aeronautical connections and adding to a futuristic feel.

Quality and durability put Cupa Pizarras slate on Crewkerne development

Cupa Pizarras

A top end housing development in the heart of the West Country features the conservation of a listed mill property as well as elegant new roof designs: all articulated using CUPA PIZARRAS, specified for their quality and long lifetime guarantee, as well as their highly aesthetic appearance. Tail Mill in Merriott, close to Crewkerne in Somerset, is being refurbished and converted along with the construction of new residential properties, built by developer Zero C - with the three and four bedroom executive homes commanding asking prices of £4-500,000.

Rialto Towers, Melbourne

Boon Edam Australia Pty Ltd

Boon Edam has enhanced the aesthetics, efficiency and functionality of the entrance to Melbourne’s Rialto Towers by installing five of the largest revolving doors in the Southern Hemisphere, each standing 5 metres tall. The new doors are a striking focal point of the $100m regeneration project for the Rialto building, managed by Built, to modernise the building and extend it by wrapping new buildings around its base. The doors are part of Boon Edam’s Tourniket range, with custom-made Tournex dual motors to control the giant 1.3t doors.

Family Home Chelsea 2

Bulthaup Mayfair

The bulthaup b3 kitchen in this Chelsea Town House blends anodised aluminium units in sand beige for the base cabinets with rough-sawn oak, white stained tall cabinets to give a warm, calm aesthetic. The kitchen opens to a dining living space which leads on to the garden via glazed sliding doors. Worktops are composite stone and the appliances are by Gaggenau. The glazed canopy around the extractor was custom designed by the project architects Lab Architects. Architectural photography by Alex James photography.

Notting Hill Mews House

Bulthaup Mayfair

In this mews house, designed by Hogarth Architects, the bulthaup b3 kitchen includes tall cabinets with doors in sand beige aluminium which reflect the warm tones of the exposed timber ceiling joists. The base and wall cabinets are in our laser edged laminate finish in alpine white. Our designer worked closely with the project architect to build the cabinets around the feature window, cum backsplash with views out to the green space beyond. Architectural photography by Rob Sandiford – Pixangle

The Scalpel


The Shard, The Walkie Talkie Building, the ‘Cheese Grater’ and The Gherkin all contribute to making London’s skyline one of the most iconic in the world. With a further 510 tall towers (more than 20 storeys) under construction or planned to complete in the next decade, how do you make sure your building stands out? Build a tower that’s a cut above the rest, literally! Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, The Scalpel at 52 Lime Street is the first building to be certified ‘Excellent’ under the 2014 BREAAM standards.

Victorian Home Highbury

Bulthaup Mayfair

Using a monochrome palette with accents in brass, this bulthaup project illustrates how the clean clear lines of minimal cabinetry allow period and feature details to stand out. The AGA range cooker sits neatly between the base cabinets and the bespoke brass extractor hood enhances this focal point. The cabinets are in b3 laminate, graphite on the tall run and alpine white for the base units. The countertops are in composite stone and the Carrara marble backsplash on the rear wall tie the scheme together aesthetically. Photography by Alexander James.

Baker Street Apartment

Bulthaup Mayfair

The owner of this apartment in a historic 1930's building in Baker Street chose bulthaup b3 kitchen furniture in stainless and graphite laminate. The striking run of stainless steel tall cabinets on the rear wall was designed around several structural and mechanical features, to provide a sleek clean line, housing the Miele appliances and a hidden pocket door in the centre. The peninsular which sits between the kitchen space and the formal dining area incorporates bar seating below the stainless- steel worktop. Architectural photography by Alexander James

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