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EFFLUENT TANK HELPS HOSPITAL MEET STANDARDS

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

A Sealwall Tank manufactured by Whites Concrete has become part of Rampton Hospital’s new Energy Centre in Nottinghamshire, which is operated and maintained under a Carbon Energy Fund framework contract. Part of the new Energy Centre that provides heating, hot water and electricity to the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Hospital, Whites Concrete’s pre-cast concrete Sealwall Tank is a component of Rampton’s new effluent treatment plant—now a modern, automated system that meets both current environmental standards and future expansion of the site.

StormCrates Provide Storm Water Management at Poplar Grove Development Site

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

To reduce the risk of flooding during times of excessive rainfall, the developer of 8 luxury homes on a site in Lower Pilsley, near Chesterfield, required a drainage solution that could be integrated within the site and found the solution in StormCrate, an engineered Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS). A total of 110 StormCrate modular units were used to create a 29m? underground storage tank capable of holding 29,000 litres of rainwater and this was wrapped in an impermeable geomembrane to create a sealed underground tank.

Blue Roof, Green Extensive, Huddersfield University, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

The design in this project was to have a Green Roof and warm roof system The aim was to place standard green roofs which retains water but allows most of the rainfall to run into buried SuDS tanks. Following consultation with ABG the design was changed to the ABG Blueroof system. The primary advantage of the system is that utilising the roof construction for water storage reduced the need for underground attenuation tanks. The simplicity of the design allowed for attenuation capacity and green roof installation at the same time saving the client time and money.

StormCrate is a Runaway Solution at Coventry Housing Development

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

For this new housing development in Coventry, surface water management was a key consideration to prevent any future flooding and Brett Martin’s StormCrates were used to create an underground attenuation tank for the temporary storage of stormwater which would reduce the demand on the built drainage. The development of 15 new homes was built on an area susceptible to flooding during periods of bad weather. 180 StormCrates were used to create a 54.5m³ underground storage tank, constructed in three layers at a depth of 2m beneath the entrance road, to offset stormwater run-off from the developed area.

Waste Water Treatment Works

MAX FRANK Ltd

MAX FRANK supplied Stremaform “self-supporting” concrete jointing system, Pecafil permanent formwork, Fradiflex metal waterstop and Synko-Flex non-expanding waterstop to the largest Waste Water Treatment Works in the UK, which drains the entire western side of Manchester (1.2 Million People) at 30,000 litres per second. The scheme, an expansion of existing treatment works, included 6 circular new primary settlement tanks, an activated sludge plant and 10 circular final settlement tanks. As part of offsite manufacturing philosophy, precast concrete was utilised for many structures on this project.

Blueroof - Green Biodiverse, Moreland Primary School, Islington, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

Moreland Primary School is a purpose built school, nursery and Children's Centre requiring a multipurpose usable outdoor space. Due to lack of space, the ground attenuation tanks planned would reduce site storage and limit access to other trades, therefore delaying the project, The challenge was to develop a storage/discharge system which wouldn't impact the project and be sensitive to the local biodiversity action plan. ABG designed a versatile Blue Roof System removing the need for attenuation tanks and allowing the roof finishes required. ABG bio-diverse roof system helped maximise the BREEAM credits laid out in the action plan

Water Industry Solutions - Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works

BASF Construction Chemicals (UK) Ltd

This project involved the encapsulation of two primary settlement tanks within “bio domes” in order to reduce odours in the surrounding residential area and harvest the methane produced. MasterEmaco N 5200 rapid-setting mortar was used on this project enabling the re-profiled surface to be sufficiently cured within 7 days to receive the coating. Rapid installation and return to service of the applied coating thanks to the combination of MasterTop P660 primer and MasterSeal M 689 coating.

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN LONDON

Mapei (UK) Ltd

Mapei systems have been used in the construction of a swimming pool at the American School in London, St John’s Wood. Complete waterproofing and ceramic tiling solutions were installed over a nine month period to areas in the pool tank and changing room interiors and exteriors. The project was completed whilst the school remained open, which meant materials had to be installed quickly and with as little disruption as possible, without compromising on quality. Image © Marcus Peel

Ten Trinity Square

ThermoSphere

We were asked by the contractors to provide EUFH for all bathrooms in the hotel suites and residential apartments. In talking to them, we ascertained that there were other products going in to the floor build-up which we could also supply. We ended up providing a complete underfloor heating solution comprising of insulation, acoustics, decoupling, tanking and a heating system – an all embracive system for them to lay the finished floor covering. Completing 10 rooms a week became achievable with the ThermoSphere membrane system as it cut out 4 drying times and sped up the installation process.

SuDS Permeable Paving - Attenuation Car Park, Sudspave, Devour, Holmfirth, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

In 2017 permission was granted for the re-devlopment of an abandoned mill in Holmfirth into a cookery school and restaurant. The design required the car park to look as natural as possible but to withstand the manoeuvring of large delivery vehicles. ABG offered a re-engineered solution showing that a porous type 3 attenuation stone over the whole car park removed the need for expensive attenuation tanks. The main car park was covered in Sudspave interlocking pavers coloured to match the gravel. Truckcell was used for the turning area and filled with the same gravel for a natural finish.

SGS, The Maltings

Hacel Lighting Ltd

Award winning Old Maltings building, formerly known as the old Hull Brewery, has been completely transformed for its new occupants. Located in the heart of Kingston upon Hull, the old building has been given a new lease of life and is now home to SGS International – a global leader in packaging, graphic design and artwork. Fitted with modern finishes, gaming stations, a roof-top garden, fish tanks and tree sculptures, The Maltings offers a modern working environment alongside an original industrial theme.

Royal Star & Garter, Richmond Hill

CCL Wetrooms

London Square's development of luxury apartments in a stunning Grade II listed building in Richmond Hill required wetroom drainage and waterproofing solutions for 98 bespoke wetrooms, suitable for installation onto the timber floors. A Modular Wet-Floor system was specified into each apartment and the drainage was connected to the tail of a waste pipe installed by a third party. Each bathroom had an 18mm ply sub floor installed RIW Tilesafe and FWM were used to fully tank the wetrooms . Contemporary Stone-Infill Grills in a variety of lengths gave the wetrooms a stunning finishing touch.

50, Kensington Gardens Square

CCL Wetrooms

8Build's stunning London apartments required the installation of drainage and waterproofing solutions into 26 wetrooms on timber floors, as well as tanking solutions to 32 bathrooms and utility cupboards within the complex. The installation of CCL Wetrooms' Modular Wet-Floor System was recommended, to suit the minimal floor construction depth of the 'Danskin' timber floor system. Stone In-fill grills of varying lengths were issued to the tiling contractor ensuring a modern contemporary finish was achieved. RIW Tilesafe waterproof membrane and RIW FWM were applied to the floor and walls to prevent water penetration.

St Michael's Primary School

Procter Contracts

Quote from client: “We worked with Procter fencing on a £7.5m primary school in Larkhill, north of Salisbury. This project comprised of boundary fencing, sports pitch fencing, Armco barriers and timber cladding to the sprinkler tank and bin store along with the full range of street furniture. Procter were great to work with and along with the operatives, would do anything to help the team and work together effectively. I would definitely use Procter fencing again for a range of supply and installation purposes.” Connor Taylor BSc (Hons) Graduate Site Manager

Lympstone Manor - Waterproofing a West Country Vision

Schlüter-Systems Ltd

In looking for a full tanking solution for the ensuite bathrooms of renowned chef Michael Caines’ dream project, stone specialists Devon Stone elected to use various forms of the multi-functional tile backerboard Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD. The project took a Grade II listed Georgian manor house and converted it into a striking contemporary country house hotel with 21 guestrooms. As well as gourmet cuisine and luxurious yet subtle interiors, Lympstone Manor has pride of place overlooking the Exe estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the wildlife it supports.

Suds Permeable Paving - Sudspave, Quarry Bank Mill,. Style, Cheshire, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

Quarry Bank MIll is an old cotton mill. Now operated by the National Trust it attracts large numbers of visitors daily to its attrections. The overflow car park quickly turns to mud currently being fit for purpose fields. A permeable surface was required however to allow for a permeable surface large tanks would be needed to store rain water infiltration. ABG Sudspave was chosen to provide a permeable surface and allow water to infiltrate. Sudspave can be quickly and easily installed and cut to size on site. Sudspave can be finished with either gravel or grass for a natural finish.

Green Roof, Extensive, Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, Liverpool, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

The challenge was to incorporate a green roof finish both flat and curved to the roof areas. The roof pitch being as steep as 45 degrees in places, a pitch not conducive with a green roof system. ABG used their expertise in green roof and slope stabilisation to make the curved green roof possible. The system incorporated a series of anchor points, reinforcement geogrid (Trigrid), and geocellular technology (Erosaweb) to retain growing medium on each roof. The GReen ROof system incorporates a SMART rain sensor and automated irrigation pipe system with each finger haveving its own dedicated mains operated tank

Waitrose Solihull Car Park

Briggs Amasco Ltd

3,500m2 of mastic asphalt was laid by BriggsAmasco’s City and Guild-trained installers onto the car park’s concrete decks. Up to 54-tonnes of asphalt was being utilised per day on machine-laid areas of roof, which required expert project management to ensure a steady supply of material was maintained. During one particularly complex operation, contractors were required to close sections of the car park in order to crane ready-to-apply tanks of mastic asphalt onto the roof. This required coordinated planning with the client and local authorities to minimise the public health and safety risk.

Blue Roof, Green Extensive, Rathbone Market, London, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

The designer obtained consent under the latest SuDS regulations in the densely build area of London. Restriction on outflow rates to sewers demanded high attenuation. The original design for stormwater attenuation involved discharging tanks under the ground. This was expensive and took up valuable space, an alternative was required. ABG proposed their Blueroof system which could be installed directly on to the hot melt waterproofing system allowing various surface finishes. Due to height limitations a cascade system was used. Various roof finishes included paved access, landscaped areas and bio diverse to attract wildlife. This increased the potential for BREEAM points.

East Riding Leisure Centre, Bridlington

Howe Green

Ceramic tiling contractors P.Plunkett recommended Howe Green Medium Duty 7500 Series 316 Grade Stainless Steel Floor Access Covers as a reliable and safe solution for accessing the pool sumps and pool balance tanks located beneath the tiling in the pool areas at East Riding Leisure Centre. Nine 7500 Series access covers were fitted into the ceramic tiled floor around the pool surround and infilled with antislip porcelain floor tiles to provide a flush finish, that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. The 316 grade stainless steel cover is non-corrosive and will not rust, even in a swimming pool environment.

It’s a ‘race to the finish,’ as ARDEX UK complete Commonwealth Games Pool refurbishment in 8 weeks

Ardex Ltd – Flooring, Tiling & Screeding products

The 2014 Commonwealth Games’ swimming competition was played out at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. In anticipation of the games, the centre’s facilities underwent a complete refurbishment. Some of the screed below the tiles on the main competition pool floor had separated from the concrete pool tank. The entire floor needed to be re-laid. Glasgow City Council Scott hired, Tilecraft, a specialist tiling works company that delivers high quality tiles, to lay the tiles and specified products from ARDEX UK. A fast track solution which would produce high quality results was needed, and ARDEX UK seemed the logical choice.

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.

CEEQUAL WINNING PROJECT USES VOLTEX

CETCO

Kings Cross Package 4. The tanking material had to succeed where the specified competiton fell short : all weather installation; self-healing/sealing capabilities; one product application ; mechanical not chemical bond to concrete. It also had to meet the specified requirements of BS8102 1990 Grade 4. The solution was 8000m2 of Voltex, containing zero VOC, installed in almost any weather conditions to green concrete, and proven effective on both new and remedial waterproofing projects worldwide. Aided by CETCO holding both ISO 14001 & 9001, and the properties of Voltex, the project achieved its CEEQUAL award, scoring above 75%, and rating Excellent.

MEDITATORS ENJOY PEACEFUL PRIVACY THANKS TO DORMA PARTITION

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Style was recently contracted to design and install a creative moveable wall system to divide the main space at the Kadampa Meditation Centre in London. Allowing different groups to enjoy this quiet haven in privacy, the DORMA Moveo glass partitioning wall delivers an incredible 50dB Rw acoustics, thanks to semi-automatic seals and toughened safety glass. DORMA’s products lead the way in sustainable solutions with environment product declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804, meaning that this is not only a highly practical solution, but an ethical one too.

This house has reduced its energy consumption thanks to THERMOSLATE

Cupa Pizarras

This dwelling is located in a unique natural environment in the French Pyrenees (Gaillagos, France). When designing this family home, the main focus of the owners was to reduce their energy consumption without giving up to an elegant slate roof. That is why they decided to get THERMOSLATE installed: it is a completely invisible solar roof that gets repaid from day one. Only 4 collectors installed on a total surface of 5m2 were enough to cover more than 60% of their hot water needs (250 liters per day).

Secure balcony with stunning coastal views thanks to C.R. Laurence's TAPER-LOC® System

C.R. Laurence (CRL)

Wanting to make the most of breath taking views over the Devon coast for their client, the team at 100% Stainless Ltd called on the advantages of the TAPER-LOC® system to ensure the perfect fit. 100% Stainless Ltd: “To provide our client with the ideal solution we used a 15mm top mount heavy duty base shoe, with TAPER-LOC® tapers, and a 48mm diameter slotted stainless steel handrail which sits on top of the 15mm glass with a rubber gasket. Installation was straight-forward thanks to the in house training of our installers and the specialist tooling from CRL.”

Christ Church Primary School - School hall fit for playtime thanks to F Ball

Ball, F and Co Ltd

F. Ball’s high performance subfloor preparation and adhesive products have been used to renovate the floor of a 160m2 school hall at Christ Church CE Primary School in Kent. A combination of Stopgap 600 deep section base compound and Stopgap 200 Smooth acrylic floor smoothing underlayment was used over a Stopgap Waterproof Surface Membrane, firstly to build up the subfloor to the required thickness and then create a smooth, durable surface on which the final floorcovering could be laid. Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive was used to secure the vinyl Polyflor XL floorcovering to the finished subfloor...

Lincoln students get confident with colour at Bell Decorating Academy thanks to Crown Paints

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

Working with Bell Decorating Group, Crown Paints marked the launch of the first Bell Decorating Academy in Lincoln with a morning of workshops for the students of Lincoln College. Representatives from Bell Decorating Group and Crown Paints were on hand to answer any questions the students had. The event allowed 27 full-time learners from the college’s painting and decorating courses to learn more about how to choose colour and the factors that play into it. Students were also given a demonstration of the benefits of Crown Trade primers. Products were donated for the students to practice with after.

Professional Sound Studios

Custom Audio Designs Ltd

Expertise and products meet tight acoustic industry standards - Our ProSonic FG panels were first choice for post-production facility specialist, Vivid Research, when they were tasked to design and build two film sound dubbing studios for Technicolor. ‘Controlling the acoustics within two studios on the 3rd floor of 100 year-old building surrounded by other working studios is no easy task. However, thanks to Custom Audio Design’s acoustic expertise and high performance products and our professional design and build capabilities, the project met the very tight acoustic standards required by Dolby and the film industry for studios used to mix soundtracks’.

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