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Aykon City, Dubai

Aykon City, Dubai

EFFISUS

Is an upcoming development by Damac Properties, that will be located in the heart of Business Bay, Dubai. The development will be home to an impressive mix of residential units, hotel rooms, and office space. Fire safety was a priority on this project. It was used the Effisus Vapour FR System, that works as a vapour control layer, protecting the building from condensation risk and improving the airtightness and consequently the energy efficiency, and the Effisus Bonding KF+P, an innovative bonding solvent free, with exceptional properties of adhesiveness, waterproofing and UV resistance.
Hydrostop AH-25 liquid roofing offers fast track solution at Gatwick Diamond “Blue-Light” offices

Hydrostop AH-25 liquid roofing offers fast track solution at Gatwick Diamond “Blue-Light” offices

SIG Design & Technology

Hydrostop AH-25 liquid roofing was chosen as a better alternative to built-up roofing for installation to a new build Surrey County Council office development. The Hydrostop AH-25 system was applied over a concrete substrate with a bituminous vapour control layer with Eurodeck liquid roofing board and cut to falls insulation.
Beverley Primary School

Beverley Primary School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

BriggsAmasco acted as the principal contractor on the Beverley School refurbishment project and completed the works ahead of program with little disruption to the ‘live’ school due to being able to provide a sufficient directly employed accredited workforce. The works entailed the removal of the existing weatherproofing, Sarnavap 5000 self adhesive vapour control layer, tapered insulation to create falls and finally Sarnafil G410 – 12ELF Lead Grey single ply membrane.
Pier Liverpool Waterfront

Pier Liverpool Waterfront

Briggs Amasco Ltd

On the world-famous Liverpool waterfront, BriggsAmasco’s has helped to create a stunning, new £9.5 million Pier Head Terminal for Mersey Ferries. A team of highly skilled operatives installed the bespoke mastic asphalt system to meet the demands of both the architects and the client. After applying a 10mm mastic asphalt vapour control layer to reduce the diffusion of moisture into the roof insulation, the team installed a cork bond insulation to create an ideal base to receive the waterproofing.
Hull Academy

Hull Academy

Briggs Amasco Ltd

BriggsAmasco has recently topped off the new £25 million Thomas Ferens Academy, as part of Hull’s Building Schools for the Future. Combining long term waterproofing integrity with a fast application, the specialist team from BriggsAmasco completed the flagship BSF scheme on time and to an exceptionally high standard. For the main roof areas, BriggsAmasco installed a Sarnavap vapour control layer and 130mm thick tapered and flat insulation which was laid on trapezoidal decking. This 5600m2 watertight, high performance roofing system was completed with the mechanically fixed Sarnafil G and S 1.2mm thick single ply membranes.
Rooftop Apartments, Gisburn Rd, Tottenham, Passive Purple

Rooftop Apartments, Gisburn Rd, Tottenham, Passive Purple

Intelligent Membranes

We all know warm roofs and joist zones are huge areas for air leakage and extremely hard to solve this problem. This warm roof structure for luxury apartments retrofit fit onto an already existing block of apartments in Tottenham was typically the icing on the cake for detail and performance. With the hand cut roof providing the client with multiple skylights, dormers and 360-degree turrets, this was going to be no easy task of getting the airtightness and vapour control secure and correct in a traditional method. Step forward Passive Purple! Rather than just covering the issues, once the hand cut roof was finished, the 220mm roof rafters were filled with a layer of spray insulation supplied by Lapolla UK. The dormers, skylights and turrets were then given some attention to detail with Passive Purple BRUSH before the final application of Passive Purple (spray applied) This gives this roof a complete airtight vapour control with performance like no other and getting around all of them circular details and angle’s galore this was just another simpler, easier way to get the job done right and guaranteed! Passive Purple liquid application saves the client and user so much time and so much less strenuous labour.
The Moorings, Wales

The Moorings, Wales

PARTEL

The Moorings is a high-end, self-build project in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Anglesey, Wales.This collaborative project, between MBC Timber Frame and WM Design and Architecture, consists of a three-bedroom, 250m2 detached private residence that has been designed and constructed to achieve the airtightness and thermal performance targets required to meet Passive House standards. The timber frame home has been built incorporating a range of low carbon building solutions from Partel including high performing breather membranes ECHOFOIL EXO and EXOPERM MONO 150 and also the phA Class Passive House Certified components IZOPERM PLUS vapour control layer and CONEXO MULTISEAL airtight tape.
Forensic Laboratory Backweston

Forensic Laboratory Backweston

PARTEL

Forensic Science Ireland’s (FSI) new laboratory in Backweston campus, Co. Kildare, was designed by OPW.Their challenge was to build a durable, modern facility that was designed to meet the highest energy performance standards, with an effective wall assembly that helps protect laboratory staff from the elements.Partel worked with Duggan Brothers and Castle Ceilings to choose the most appropriate product system that would help achieve the Passive House standard for airtightness, considering the laboratory conditions.The forensic laboratory has been built incorporating a range of low carbon building solutions from Partel including the smart vapour control layer VARA PLUS, CONIZO and CONEXO MULTISEAL airtight tape, and also ACRAPRIME SPRAY.
Whitethorn Village Apartments

Whitethorn Village Apartments

PARTEL

Whitethorn Village is an attractive residential scheme positioned adjacent to the centre of Naas. The contemporary development led by Cairn Homes PLC includes a mix of spacious family homes and two apartment buildings. These comfortable, sustainable residences offer the very best in terms of quality and energy efficiency.Developer Cairn Homes collaborated with Horizon Offsite to deliver the impressive 5-storey residential blocks in Whitethorn Village, benefiting from off-site fabrication, accuracy, and rapid completion within a tightly controlled cost plan.The apartments were constructed using an offsite fabricated light gauge steel (LGS) structural system. The external LGS wall panels and floor decking used in this system incorporated a number of Partel’s low carbon building envelope solutions. This included the advanced fire rated components EXOPERM MONO DURO 200 breather membrane and ECHOSEAL ALU FR airtight and windtight tape, the multi-purpose adhesive VERBOND, and also the phA Class Passive House Certified components IZOPERM PLUS vapour control layer and VARA SEAL smart airtight tape.
Brixton Shops & Flats

Brixton Shops & Flats

OptiTec Ltd

This project in Brixton required waterproofing on shop roofs and residential walkways, so a quick-curing system was a must to keep any disruption to a minimum for the business owners and residents.Specification – Systems UsedThe contractor was looking for a long-lasting and quick-curing system with an aesthetically pleasing and seamless finish – even on the most detailed areas.Therefore, we specified our OptiFlex-Rapid PMMA liquid waterproofing system to meet all of their requirements. OptiFlex-Rapid is our fastest curing liquid system with a typical curing time of just 20 minutes – ideal for projects with limited timescales. This system is cold-applied, reinforced with 150gsm matting and is suitable for year-round application.Build-up & Life ExpectancyThe build-up specified for this project consisted of our:Self-Adhesive PrimerSelf-Adhesive VCL (Vapour Control Layer)OptiFlex-Rapid Liquid Base Layer150gsm MattingOptiFlex-Rapid Liquid Top LayerOverall, the system is estimated to have a life expectancy in excess of 25 years.Challenges PresentedThe only challenge usually presented during an installation such as this would be the amount of roof detailing required. However, using a liquid system such as OptiFlex-Rapid made this process far easier, as it can be applied using a roller or brush for a durable and precise finish, particularly on detailed roofs.ResultsAs with all of our projects, our OptiTec Approved Contractors ensured a professional installation with fantastic results!
Drumhierny Woodland Holiday Lodges

Drumhierny Woodland Holiday Lodges

PARTEL

Nestled in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, over-looking the Shannon Blueway and River Shannon, Drumhierny is a unique development of high-end holiday lodges situated in a 100 acre woodland estate. This multi-unit project, consists of sixteen lodges, in four distinct architectural styles, each nestled within their own private area of woodland. The lodges have been designed, manufactured, and constructed to achieve an A-rated Building Energy Rating (BER). To help achieve a thermally efficient building envelope a number of products from Partel have been used.The buildings were constructed using an offsite fabricated Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame. As part of the frame construction a number of Partel’s low carbon building envelope solutions were used. This included EXOPERM MONO 150, a high performing breather membrane, IZOPERM PLUS, a phA Class Passive House Certified vapour control layer; and CONEXO MULTISEAL, a phA Class Passive House Certified airtight tape.
Chilling under a white roof...

Chilling under a white roof...

RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd

Friesland Campina CHALLENGE An absolute must for refrigerated warehouses or dairy processing facilities is to try to keep the building as cool as possible and to avoid all causes of heat, in order to keep the cooling costs as low as possible. Some decisions can have detrimental effects though. Mechanical fixing of the roofing membrane for example, in case the wrong fastenings are used. Thermal bridging may cause cold – or in this case heat - penetrating through the flat roof fasteners resulting in higher energy bills. And, quite important as well, mechanical fixing will perforate the vapour control layer, which in the case of cool buildings sits uppermost on the insulation. The result being moisture-related damage to the insulation! Furthermore, it has also been proved that the darker the roofing membrane, the less the sunlight will be reflected, the more heat will be absorbed. Again resulting in escalating energy costs. Waterproofing a cool storage warehouse is definitely not easy! In this regard Friesland Campina were looking for a durable and ecological roof solution for their brand new refrigerated distribution centre in Maasdam. SOLUTION RENOLIT came up with the perfect answer: the RENOLIT ALKORBRIGHT cool roof membrane. Here’s why! RENOLIT ALKORBRIGHT is a completely white PVC membrane reflecting the sunlight up to 90%. Absolutely the highest solar reflectance rate ever. Thanks to this membrane, which prevents the interior from warming up, there will be no extra air conditioning expenses. In addition, an extra protective coating makes sure less dirt sticks to the roofing membrane. This layer will in turn help to maintain a durable reflection. 
First Passivhaus in Wiltshire achieved with help from MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV

First Passivhaus in Wiltshire achieved with help from MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV

MEDITE SMARTPLY

MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV proved to be a winning combination for the first oak frame Passivhaus to be built in the heart of Wiltshire, South West England.Built by award-winning construction company Erigo Developments, Seldom Seen, a private detached residence, was at the time of completion the first house in Wiltshire to meet the Passivhaus standard. It still ranks as only the eighth certified Passivhaus in the South West of England.Designed around a traditional oak frame and finished in oak cladding, the house was strategically sympathetic to its rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) setting.The combination of MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV helped to achieve its Passivhaus status.Rebecca Thursby, Director of Erigo Developments commented: “At the time, there was nothing else on the market that fulfilled its role in this location. We used an oak frame to create the external envelope and then choose both MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV to achieve the level of airtightness required to meet the Passivhaus standard. We managed to get the air tightness down to 0.38 ACH @ 50 Pascals, which is very good.”To reach Passivhaus standard, a building must achieve an airtightness level of 0.6ACH (Air Change per Hour) at 50 Pascals or less. In other words, the volume of uncontrolled air leakages in 1 hour must be less than 0.6 times the overall building volume when the difference in air pressure between the indoors and outdoors is 50 Pascals. Named after French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal, ‘Pascals’ is the unit by which pressure is measured. In this case, it indicates the air pressure difference between inside the building and outside the building for the airtightness test. Reaching an airtightness level of 0.38 can be considered a remarkable achievement.Perfect for use in low energy buildings, MEDITE VENT is a high performance, breathable sheathing panel, suitable for use in timber frame structures. It boasts high racking strength in excess of Category 1 requirements, and high vapour permeability alongside weather resistance. Its extremely low vapour diffusion factor helps to prevent condensation and because it is manufactured with no added formaldehyde, it contributes to both a healthier working environment for installing contractors and a healthier living environment for building occupants.This intelligently formulated panel is teamed with SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, an airtight structural OSB/3 panel with integrated vapour control properties, used as structural sheathing in timber frame buildings. These features eliminate the need for additional Air and Vapour Control layer (AVCL) membranes. Its coating also provides a durable, smooth surface perfect for the use of airtight tape at the panel joints. SMARTPLY’s in-house speciality surfacing technology provides this integrated vapour barrier, which delivers high and constant vapour resistance across the whole surface.For this project, the timber frame was in-filled with Icyenene sprayfoam insulation, with SMARTPLY PROPASSIV lining the interior, alongside plasterboard facing the room. MEDITE VENT was installed on the exterior of the spray foam, which was then topped with Tyvek wrap and finished with the timber cladding.MEDITE SMARTPLY’s entire product range, including MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, is manufactured with FSC® certified Irish timber, from their own sustainably managed forests, demonstrating a clear supply chain and manufacturing process.Being conscious of how this industry impacts the environment is also something that Erigo Developments takes very seriously. Erigo is an award-winning construction company that puts an exceptionally strong focus on being environmentally responsible. The company demonstrates this by selecting carbon responsible materials and always aiming to achieve zero non-hazardous waste to landfill in all of their projects.“We've made a commitment that we're only going to build to a Passivhaus standard going forward, and to build with carbon responsible materials,” continued Rebecca. “I think everyone needs to do their bit to combat climate change.”“I think that building regulations need to go further in terms of power requirements and what's needed from houses now to achieve energy efficiency. That way, everyone knows what they can do in order to reduce their energy demands. There also needs to be more incentives in place to make people choose carbon responsible materials.”The use of MEDITE VENT and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV provides a winning formula for sustainable building.
The View, Ampthill

The View, Ampthill

Intelligent Membranes

So here we have a stunning steel framed barn conversion stripped down and retrofit with a huge hybrid timber frame panel system manufactured and installed by White Haus Bespoke Timber Frame. These panels are made up of 140mm insulated timber frame, 9mm OSB sheathing with Passive Purple External and two 50mm cross battens externally, followed by feathered edge cladding. With the internal side then adding an additional 50mm PIR insulation flowing into the joist zones with one continuous layer of Passive Purple and 25mm counter battens for services. This 326mm wall build up has used both Passive Purple and Passive Purple External which meet in the window formers to guarantee the build its internal airtight vapour control and external weatherproof breather membrane. The Joints in the OSB, PIR insulation and fixings into the timber frame studwork were all prepped like always using the BRUSH versions of both Passive Purple and Passive Purple External. This fibre reinforced product allows for a tough hold and elongation on any shrinkage the insulation or timber may have with building settlement or extreme changes in climate. With only a score of 2.5ach required, Intelligent Membranes have given this wonderfully unique home the full treatment for perfect performance to keep the HVAC system running on low hassle percentage and optimal performance output.
Greener homes: SMARTPLY PROPASSIV installed at eco-friendly development in popular Cardiff suburb

Greener homes: SMARTPLY PROPASSIV installed at eco-friendly development in popular Cardiff suburb

MEDITE SMARTPLY

As part of an exciting regeneration project in Cardiff, Lowfield Timber Frames specified SMARTPLY PROPASSIV panels alongside a supply of their timber kits for a development of 12 two-bedroom houses in Heath, Cardiff.As part of an exciting regeneration project in Cardiff, Lowfield Timber Frames specified SMARTPLY PROPASSIV panels alongside a supply of their timber kits for a development of 12 two-bedroom houses in Heath, Cardiff.The homes are built to strict Passivhaus standards, offering improved health and wellbeing conditions for occupants whilst requiring very low levels of energy for space heating or cooling. Additionally, using timber frame for the construction lowers the carbon footprint of the development.The major benefit of a Passivhaus build is the reduced energy consumption during the operating life of the structure. This will ultimately lead to reduced energy costs, heating bills, and even lower carbon emissions for the planet.The average air test result for the 12 homes came in at below 0.5 ACH. A Larsen truss panel (a lightweight wall extension which creates extra wall space to a house insulation) was also used in the project. It was 330mm deep with the finished wall make-up being closer to 500mm.Darren Jarman, Managing Director of Lowfield Timber Frames, commented: “The Highfields scheme in Cardiff was just one of several passivhaus schemes we have completed over the past 2 years. We now have an external wall build-up that not only meets the passivhaus standards, but also has extremely low embodied carbon credentials.“The external wall has been fire tested and achieves the airtightness required, all in all, reducing the heating requirements and the running costs of the property.”SMARTPLY PROPASSIV is an airtight OSB/3 panel with integrated vapour control and air barrier properties for use as structural sheathing in timber frame structures. The airtightness is engineered into the OSB panel substrate, whilst the factory applied specialist surface finish technology provides increased and constant vapour resistance on the warm side of construction. The panels are suitable for both new build and renovations.The distinctive green layer of SMARTPLY PROPASSIV is a UV cured coating providing increased and constant vapour diffusion factor. In addition, it provides a smooth and durable surface for taping the connections.The panels made to OSB/3 grade, are moisture resistant and can be used in humid conditions (service class 2). The hygroscopic nature of the OSB panel acts as a humidity buffer to help prevent interstitial condensation within the timber frame structure in limited cases of reverse diffusion.Jarman concluded: “Whilst there are other products available which will achieve the airtightness, we feel SMARTPLY PROPASSIV is the most robust solution available and eliminates the possibility of accidental damage, resulting in a failed test.”The ambitious project is part of the ‘Cardiff Living’ programme, a 10-year partnership between Cardiff Council and Wates Residential, which will deliver 1,500 new homes at sites across the city.Discover more about SMARTPLY PROPASSIV and its applications here: https://mdfosb.com/en/products/smartply-propassivFind out more about Lowfield Timber Frames here: https://www.lowfieldtimberframes.co.uk/Twitter: @LTFltd
Westminster Bridge Road

Westminster Bridge Road

OptiTec Ltd

We have recently completed a 600m2 project in Westminster with installation by one of our main Approved Contractors, Ridgewell Flat Roofing.Specification – System UsedThis project called for extremely durable yet cost-effective waterproofing to be installed, which made the OptiTorch-Premium Bituminous Felt System the ideal choice. Having been used in the roofing industry for over 50 years, felt has been consistently developed and improved, and still remains one of the most popular systems available.OptiTorch-Premium bituminous felt is a high-performance waterproofing system that can be installed year-round, with excellent flexibility at temperatures as low as -25oC. This system provides long lasting resistance against UV rays and even contains special additives to protect against root growth.There was also a lot of detailing work and some gutter repairs required, so OptiFlex-Rapid PMMA Liquid was used for these parts of the project to ensure a completely watertight and visually appealing result.OptiFlex-Rapid is a quick-curing PMMA liquid waterproofing system with a typical curing time of just 20 minutes! It is cold-applied and is reinforced with 150gsm matting for extra resilience. OptiFlex-Rapid can be applied year-round and is a great choice for detailing and repair work as it can be applied directly onto most surfaces without the need for primer, which can often save time and money!The ProjectThis project was a 600m2 warm roof design with a standard build-up including 120mm tissue-faced PIR insulation, and also consisting of: OSA5 Primer, Vapour Control Layer, Insulation Adhesive, Insulation, Premium Self-Adhesive Underlay and Techno58 SBS Capsheet.Ben Ridgewell, owner of Ridgewell Flat Roofing, took on the project with Grant Jones (Co-Director) and his team, and completed the installation to their consistently high standards with an impeccable finish.The ResultsThe overall completed look of this project is very tidy and aesthetically pleasing – thanks to Ben and his team for a great installation, including an OptiTec warranty of 20 years to ensure peace of mind for the building owner for years to come.
Warrington Hospital

Warrington Hospital

Briggs Amasco Ltd

BriggsAmasco Expertise Ensures Safe, Smart Delivery of Hospital Roof RefurbishmentThe skill and flexibility of BriggsAmasco’s installation team was essential to the timely, high-specification completion of a roof refurbishment at a busy hospital site.The project involved supplying a watertight, thermally-efficient system for the long-term protection of ‘Appleton Wing’, a vital area of Warrington Hospital containing operating theatres and a range of acute medical services.On behalf of the Warrington and Halton Trust, BriggsAmasco was required to repair the existing asphalt roof and install a high-performance bitumen membrane flat roofing system. The existing asphalt surface had reached the end of its lifespan and was starting to leak. As part of the repairs programme, BriggsAmasco’s team removed chippings from the roof in order to make good the asphalt. A new vapour control layer was then installed, followed by a tapered insulation system to enhance the roof’s falls. The installation continued with an underlay sheet and was completed with an IKO UPXL waterproofing membrane. This robust, fire-retardant solution, which comes with a 30-year guarantee, was sealed by Briggs’ teams using hot air welders in a safe, torch-free application that negated the use of naked flame.BriggsAmasco’s team had a number of issues to overcome during the hospital’s roof refurbishment. Firstly, they were working on a live site, which was busy with hospital staff, patients and visitors at all times of the day. It meant a flexible, collaborative approach needed to be taken by site teams and hospital stuff representatives to ensure the works programme did not restrict the building’s vital interior activity. For example, Briggs’ Facilities Management Team worked with the client to ensure a challenging manoeuvre, requiring the disconnection of extractor vents to enable the roof’s new waterproofing to be installed, was carried out without interruption to hospital services or the works programme.The height of the tapered insulation within the new waterproofing system provided a further challenge. It required BriggsAmasco’s installers to raise the 1,500m2 roof’s parapet edge by 300mm to maintain a thermal and watertight seal. With the waterproofing in-situ, Briggs completed the refurbishment by designing and implementing a man-safe system, as the roof’s previous one no longer met performance regulations.Despite the aforementioned challenges, BriggsAmasco completed the roof’s refurbishment within an agreed eight-week timeframe. Thanks to the diligence and workmanship of BriggsAmasco’s teams, the Appleton Wing of Warrington Hospital is now in possession of a roof which is long-term protected against the perils associated with water ingress for the safety and comfort of patients and staff.
Triple Layer vs Double Layer Polycarbonate Rooflight

Triple Layer vs Double Layer Polycarbonate Rooflight

Trade Access Panels

When selecting your new polycarbonate rooflight, the main deciding factor should be how energy efficient you need or want it to be. In this process it is important to ascertain the rooflight’s U-value. U-values measure how effective a rooflight is as an insulator. The lower the U-value the more thermally efficient your polycarbonate rooflights will be.
School Receives New Single Layered Roofing System

School Receives New Single Layered Roofing System

IKO PLC

The roof on Bede Primary School and Community Centre in Gateshead was in great need of repair. Installing roofing contractors Hodgson and Allon liaised with IKO to refine the specification to meet the client’s requirements. This included a full strip and re-cover with a flame free system to carry a 20 year guarantee. IKO chose an IKO Mach One single layer bituminous system incorporating a site specific cut-to-fall system. This project was a complex roof replacement system with multi-trades required for specialist operations.
Nakheel Mall

Nakheel Mall

SE Controls

Nakheel Mall, Dubai’s 435,000 sq.metre retail and lifestyle centre located in the unique Palm Jumeirah development, is using control solutions and 192 actuators from SE Controls as part of the fire safety and smoke control system at the new complex.
Burlington House

Burlington House

SE Controls

An integrated smoke control and environmental ventilation solution from SE Controls is helping keep residents safe and comfortable at a prestigious 11-storey residential development in Manchester, which also incorporates the company’s intelligent temperature monitoring and control system, SE Evello.
The Residence, York

The Residence, York

SE Controls

The £38 million conversion of the former Terry’s chocolate factory in York into ‘The Residence’, a development of 173 luxury apartments, is using a SHEVTEC smoke control system from SE Controls, to help keep residents safe in the event of a fire.
Cambridge Street

Cambridge Street

SE Controls

One of Manchester’s latest high rise residential developments, Cambridge Street, is using smoke control systems from SE Controls to provide a safe environment for residents, by ensuring escape routes are kept clear of smoke in the event of a fire.
The Landmark

The Landmark

SE Controls

An iconic and popular residential development in the West Midlands, The Landmark at Brierley Hill, is using smoke control systems from SE Controls to ensure escape routes are kept free of smoke in the event of a fire, allowing residents to exit the building safely.
Capital Hill Sandton

Capital Hill Sandton

SE Controls

A new prestige office development in Sandton, Johannesburg is using a combined smoke and natural ventilation system, involving automatic window vents in the building’s elliptical glazed central tower, which is actuated and controlled by an integrated solution from SE Controls Africa.
Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons

SE Controls

A combined smoke and natural ventilation system at a leading Western Cape wine grower’s new production facility at Simondium is using chain actuators, monitoring and control solutions from SE Controls Africa to help provide a comfortable and safe working environment.
Holy Rosary School

Holy Rosary School

SE Controls

A new 1000 seat multi purpose entertainment and sports centre at Holy Rosary School in Johannesburg is using precision automatic window actuators and control systems from Durban based SE Controls Africa, to provide effective smoke ventilation in the event of a fire.
Deansgate Square

Deansgate Square

SE Controls

Deansgate Square, one of Manchester’s highest profile city centre residential developments, is using mechanical smoke control and ventilation solutions from SE Controls to protect residents by keeping corridors, stairwells and escapes routes clear of smoke, should an apartment fire occur.
Matlosana Mall

Matlosana Mall

SE Controls

The smoke ventilation system at Matlosana Mall, shopping and entertainment centre in Kerksdorp, South Africa is using SE Controls’ window automation and control panel solutions to ensure it operates perfectly in the event of a fire, allowing smoke-free escape routes to be maintained for shoppers and staff.
Agrivaal

Agrivaal

SE Controls

The new energy efficient Agrivaal building in Pretoria’s Tshwane Central Business District is using advanced natural ventilation and smoke control solutions from SE Controls Africa to maintain a comfortable indoor environment while improving safety by ensuring escape routes are smoke free in the event of a fire.
Birmingham Control Tower

Birmingham Control Tower

Knauf Insulation Ltd

ChallengeFor the air traffic controllers at Birmingham Airport, concentration is critical to ensuring the safety of the hundreds of passenger jets that take off and land every day. Studies show office workers lose concentration when noise levels hit 55dB; however, the sound of just one medium-sized aircraft descending at 1,000ft is 70dB.SolutionWith this in mind, noise reduction was an essential factor in the specification of the insulation for the 105ft air traffic control tower. The airport’s developers consulted Knauf Insulation’s Technical Support Team for advice. The Technical Support Team recommended Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab, a non-combustible Rock Mineral Wool insulation designed for use in high-rise rainscreen façade systems.Mineral Wool insulation has superior acoustic performance because of its open structure, which traps sound between the individual strands and turns it into heat energy.Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab is quick and easy to install and adapts to minor imperfections in the substrate. Slabs are flexible and knit together eliminating air gaps for maximum acoustic and thermal performance, making it perfect for use on the curved walls of the funnel shaped control tower. The same level of acoustic performance could not have been achieved with rigid foam boards, which have closed cell structures that offer virtually no sound absorption. Rigid foam boards are also more prone to air gaps, reducing acoustic performance further.As well as excellent acoustic and thermal performance, Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab is non-combustible with Euroclass A1 reaction to fire classification. This means it will not contribute to the spread or development of fire should it occur.Another factor in the specification of Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab was sustainability. It is manufactured with ECOSE® Technology, Knauf Insulation’s unique bio-based binder, which contains no added formaldehyde or phenol. It is made from natural raw materials that are rapidly renewable, and is 70% less energy-intensive to manufacture than traditional binder, so it is more environmentally friendly. Products made with ECOSE® Technology generate low levels of dust and VOCs, and have been awarded the Eurofins Gold Certificate for Indoor Air Comfort.Thanks to Rocksilk® RainScreen Slab the air traffic controllers at Birmingham Airport can enjoy a quieter, warmer, safer and more sustainable workplace."Acoustic protection, energy performance, fire safety and sustainability were all crucial factors taken into account during the design of the air traffic control tower and so all materials specified with the project needed to meet these multiple requirements. We are extremely pleased with the building."Will Heynes, Birmingham Airport’s Development Director
Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

SE Controls

SE Controls helps provide a safe and comfortable environment at a leading Cape Town hospital.
Evelyn Grace Academy

Evelyn Grace Academy

SE Controls

Façade automation for environmental ventilation, CO2 and temperature control incorporating night time cooling.
Bank of Mozambique

Bank of Mozambique

SE Controls

The Bank of Mozambique’s new headquarters in Maputo, South Africa is using facade and door actuators from SE Controls.
Maerua Mall

Maerua Mall

SE Controls

A natural ventilation solution from SE Controls Africa is helping shoppers at Maerua Mall in Namibia to keep their cool.
Parkview Green

Parkview Green

SE Controls

Façade automation to achieve a hybrid environmental ventilation solution to create a controllable microclimate to optimise energy consumption/thermal comfort.

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