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Protan Vacuum Roof System at Butlins Splashworld, Skegness

Protan (UK) Ltd

Over 1,200m² of Protan SE 1.2mm PVC single-ply membrane was installed in the Protan Vacuum roof system at Butlins Splashworld, Skegness. The roof system required no mechanical restraint or adhesives (except for around the roof perimeter and penetrations), as it relies upon the wind to keep the membrane in place with the help of Protan vacuum vents installed at locations designed by Protan's Technical Services Department. William Bird of Protan partner roofing contractor, Roofdec Ltd, commented, "Protan's vacuum roof system is quicker to install than conventional fully-adhered or mechanically-fixed systems."



CZWG Architects MAIN CONTRACTOR: ISG JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY: T. CROCKER Spearheading an ambitious programme of regeneration, Canada Water Library resembles an inverted ‘ziggurat’ – a terraced pyramid of successively receding storeys – that partly overhangs the Canada Water basin. Finished in bronze anodised aluminium, the MX SSG structural sealant glazing and CD commercial doors have been specified for the ground floor. MX Visible Grid is being used for the strips of curtain walling to the three upper floors, with MX top hung concealed vents and PXi doors providing access to the balconies.

Cast iron air bricks and mesh - a solution at last

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Flymesh and cast iron air bricks, up till now, Installers have either pushed the mesh into the back of the air brick from inside - never to be cleaned again - or meshed over the air brick and held it in place with silicon - never to be removed again. Which is why we invented the cast iron flyscreen airbrick with removable copper mesh. It solved a problem faced by Galliford Try, constructing the athletes village for London 2012 Olympics when they needed feature vents for kitchen extraction to enhance their clay bricked homes. Discover how they work...

Tarmac Ulticolour - coloured asphalt for tourist venue


This high profile entertainment and tourist venue in Bishop Auckland, required a surface for the large pedestrian area next to its main arena. Ulticolour was chosen in a buff colour, which suited the visual theme of the site. The client was happy with the speed of the work and the smooth, even low maintenance finish.

National Performance Centre

Brett Martin Daylight Systems

A comprehensive rooflight solution was supplied to the new £33 million Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, creating a light airy environment which offers exceptional thermal comfort for athletes. Designed by Reiach and Hall Architects, the centre features a full-size indoor synthetic football pitch, two sports halls and other facilities. This building features a unique curved roof, incorporating a combination of rooflight systems that maximised daylight and limited heat gain. The products chosen were a combination of Ritchlight mono pitched rooflights and Xlok Ultra panel glazing systems, vented and unvented, ensured the differing aesthetic and performance requirements were met.

Bespoke Glazed Sliding Smoke Ventilators

Surespan Ltd

AOV Glazed Sliding Smoke Vents These huge electrically operated sliding glazed roof hatches also provide free airflow of 7m² for smoke ventilation! These bespoke designs were part of a redevelopment on Great Portland Street in London. The covers were 4610 x 1955mm and featured an electrically driven opening motor. The covers provide 7m² free air flow (As it is sliding there are no obstructions to the ventilation) according to approved document B (fire safety) paragraph 5b diagram C.7. A further fixed rooflight was also supplied to the size of 4935mm x 1955mm, the multi-pane rooflight provides natural daylight.

Metal Technology exemplifies best practice at Leeds College of Building

Metal Technology Ltd

Metal Technology has contributed to achieving the desired aesthetic for the flagship Leeds College of Building Campus designed by Fuse (Leeds). The scheme utilised Metal Technology’s System 17 High Rise capped curtain walling and incorporated manual and automatic 4-20Hi+ casement opening vents. System 5-20D Hi+ doors completed the range of products used. These systems combined to deliver complete design flexibility, achieving not only a very high level of thermal performance, but also exceptional structural, security and acoustic performance. All Metal Technology systems comply with the latest British Standards and are Secured by Design certified.

Stand-off glass balustrade - Conference venue UK


Looking as though it were poised to take flight, the Blackburn Wing is a multi-award-winning venue. Glass balustrades on the balconies and runways – created by Q-railing – together with floor-to-ceiling curtain walls allow for stunning unobstructed views of the surrounding woodland. In total, 140 metres of stand-off balustrade were installed, with Easy Glass MOD 0763 glass adapters and stainless steel cap rails.

Stannah - supporting luxurious service in top London events venue

Stannah Lifts

A Stannah Maxilift MRLi motor room-less passenger lift and Goodsmaster CD chain drive goods lift are the moving solutions of choice for Meridian Grand, a luxury banqueting, conference and events venue in Edmonton, North London. Both Stannah lifts help Meridian Grand deliver a first class service, whether this is for small, intimate gatherings or large, corporate occasions – from weddings to big-number fund raisers – all in opulent surroundings that are the hallmark of this family run business.

Prestigious international venue uses Franke for washroom redevelopment

Franke Sissons Ltd

Franke Sissons were thrilled to be chosen to provide the complete range of sanitaryware to the Kia Oval at Kennington for their redevelopment project. Products such as their composite Miranit washtroughs, stainless steel urinals, washbasins and WC’s plus complementing grab rails were all part of the installation. Martin Cosgrove from Mectric Solutions commented “Product quality was a huge factor in deciding on which supplier to choose for such a prestigious project and with a brand name like Franke, we knew we would get the best quality that would last for years to come, and still look good too!"

Q-line stainless steel baluster railing adds to waterfront entertainment venue


Club Venu is a premier destination for dining, dancing, arts and culture. Set in a beautiful waterfront location, it’s undoubtedly one of the most stunning attractions in North Wales. The architectural plan included a roof terrace on the second floor, which incorporated a balustrade. In total, more than 40 metres of stainless steel Q-line balustrade with glass clamps, handrails and offset handrail brackets were mounted. Modern and minimal in appearance, this solution nevertheless offered considerable time and cost savings. The exterior balustrade delivered unbeatable safety without sacrificing transparency. The result is a stunning, uninterrupted view of the waterfront.

Cibes A5000 platform lift at top go karting venue


The Cibes “A” Series of Platform Lift is the most versatile platform lift on the market, the “A” Series is a Commercial and Public Platform Lift which uses Cibes Smart ECO technology and now comes with Smart voice synthesiser. The “A” ECO Drive platform lift has the lowest energy consumption of any platform lift and operates and delivers the same comfort and performance you expect from a commercial lift traveling at 0.15ms. Platform sizes are fully Part M and Equality Act compliant and can be installed in around two days.

Hotel and Leisure - H Range (Carpet) Stair Nosings

Quantum Flooring Solutions, a trading name of Quantum Profile Systems Ltd

Challenge The Hexagon is a well established multi purpose venue, in the heart of Reading that was built in 1977. As well as drama productions, it hosts a range of events such as Dance, Comedy, Classical Music, Rock and Pop concerts. The venue can hold up to 1600 people, with much of the capacity arranged in levels of banked arena-style seating with stepped access. The nature of the performances at the venue mean access up and down these stairways by patrons is often in low light levels which means there is a risk of slips and falls.

Forum Braga in Portugal

Oy Lunawood Ltd

This contemporary meetings and events venue in northern Portugal has a clean-cut facade finished with Lunawood Thermowood solar shades. The design makes a statement on the use of sustainable thermowood, while keeping the venue cool in a Mediterranean environment. Architect: Barbosa and Guimarães Architects Location: Braga, Portugal Year: 2018 Photos: Tiago Casanova

London Stadium

Solus Ceramics Ltd

Since the Olympic Games left London spellbound in 2012, the stadium that has become the home of West Ham United has been transformed from an Olympic venue to a multi-use football and athletic stadium. London Stadium is a state of the art sports and entertainment venue that hosts a number of evocative and imaginative bars and restaurants for customers to enjoy.

Comtemporary Folding Arm Awning at The Fence

Breezefree Ltd

The terrace of a central London pub garden is given improved cover with a large awning by Breezefree. The rear garden at The Fence, in London’s bustling Spitalfields district, is one of the largest in the City, giving the pub a unique selling point that’s promoted prominently on their website. Despite being a destination venue, the only shelter on the decked terrace area was provided by a pair of gazebos that allowed water to run off onto other areas of the terrace, and did not complement the venue’s design concept...

Charlton Hall

Karndean Designflooring

On a secluded 150-acre estate in Northumberland sits Charlton Hall, a speakeasy wedding and private party venue with beautiful views looking out over the coast.

Stonebridge Golf Club

Amtico International

The Stonebridge Golf Club in Coventry is home to an impressive 27-hole course and a multi-functional venue, which features a conference room, bar, function suite and reception area.

Accoya used internally for a feature wall


The Garden State Hotel is an iconic building in Melbourne. Accoya was chosen for a feature wall in the balcony dining room – a VIP space that looks out over the rest of the venue. Charred Accoya was used for the feature wall to add to the secluded and private feeling of the venue. The Accoya cladding was lined with a polyurethane finish. Other sections of the feature wall were finished with Woca internal maintenance oil. Accoya was also chosen due to its incredible finish and its ability to adapt to the unique and fresh looks offered by modern architecture.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Large leisure and sports facilities) - SIV, Sheffield

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“The Turboforce were selected because of their high efficiency, the units have been well received in all our sites and the upgrade has massively improved the perception of our washroom facilities and cut energy use by 90% compared to our previous hand dryers” S.Midgley - Deputy Head of Estates, SIV. SIV manages the venues built for the 1991 World Student Games in Sheffield and has acquired many more since. It has millions of people through its doors each year with over 15 sport, leisure and entertainment venues.

Fully curved soffit and bullnose system installed at the Amex Stadium

Bailey - Total Building Envelope

As a pioneer of the secret-fix bespoke eaves system, Bailey has become acutely aware of the need for a more modular approach for building construction in the interests of reducing site time for both safety and economic reasons. Bailey’s expertise was unveiled in the fully curved soffit and bullnose system installed at the Amex Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. This £93 million stadium, has since won Best New Venue over other shortlisted venues. In addition to this, it has also won a Structural Steel Design Award and is receiving much attention nationally for its striking design.

Breezefree's 115 square metre retractable canopy at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

Breezefree Ltd

The Farmiloe Building, with its faded Victorian industrial charm, was last year’s venue for celebrating and awarding innovative design across the hospitality industry. This fascinating Grade II Listed building made an exciting venue for the 5th anniversary of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Attended by over 600 leading international architects, designers and operators, the architecture and engineering of the Farmiloe Building was complemented by five uniquely designed ‘Box Project’ spaces, each conceived by dedicated teams for the Awards, and where Breezefree’s 115sqm retractable canopy created a striking counterpart to Nicholas Alexander Creative Construction’s theatrical alfresco kitchen area.

Gold Coast Convention Centre, QLD

Classic Architectural Group

With the expected increase in pedestrian traffic anticipated as a result of the upgrade to this fantastic facility, durability and public safety was imperative. The choice of tactiles on the carpet tiled stair and escalator areas needed to reflect this brief, as well as greatly enhancing the overall appearance of this venue.

Tampa Museum of Art - United States


This project has been built up using 2500 m² of translucent blanc Venus sheets. These sheets were assembled on frames made with Barrisol® profiles specially designed for this project. Architect : Stanley Saitowitz Office/ Natoma Architects, Inc.

Moxhull Hall

Karndean Designflooring

The owners of Moxhull Hall, an exclusive hotel and wedding venue set in open countryside near Sutton Coldfield, commissioned Sacha Dunnett of Sacha Interiors to update the beautiful Victorian manor house with a contemporary romantic interior that would combine opulence with practicality.

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA

Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd

Adelaide Entertainment Centre was opened by the Government of South Australia in 1991 as a result of strong community demand for a suitable venue to host touring artists and entertainment. The Adelaide Entertainment Centre houses a multi-purpose arena facility with a capacity to entertain almost 12,000 people.

Aston Villa Football Club

Lorient Polyproducts Ltd

Aston Villa's current home venue is Villa Park, which is a UEFA 5-star rated stadium and the largest football stadium in the English Midlands, and the eighth largest stadium in England. Lorient supplied LVN20S intumescent air transfer grilles and talkback damper control systems.

University of Bath Case Study

Dart Valley Systems Ltd

Located on Claverton Down overlooking the historic and picturesque Roman city, the University of Bath has recently invested over £150 million to improve and expand its existing facilities. This includes creating new teaching spaces and student accommodation; and new state of the art academic venues.

Charlton Hall Phase 2

Karndean Designflooring

Looking to create a stunning place for couples to say, “I do”, entrepreneur and owner Richard Shell turned to Karndean’s versatile Opus range to create an extraordinary bespoke floor design for the ceremony hall, housed within a Georgian barn, and throughout the venue’s guest dining and social areas.

Delivering an impressive acoustic performance at World Class Arena

Siderise Group

For what is one of the world’s most spectacular and busiest entertainment venues, the £125 million SSE Hydro in Glasgow required an acoustic solution that could deliver consistent high-quality sound for music and sport events within the arena bowl. Leading manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal insulation products SIDERISE met the challenge.

Kiev Olympic Stadium

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

The Kiev Arena has a central location on historic grounds. The sports venue has been continuously reconstructed and expanded, with a history stretching back to 1923, when it was "The Red Stadium Named for Leon Trotsky". Since 1980, the grounds have officially been an Olympic stadium, although the Ukraine has never hosted the Olympics itself.

New: Jacksons helps Twickenham Stadium prepare for the Rugby World Cup

Jacksons Fencing

As the England rugby team prepared to host the eighth Rugby World Cup, Twickenham Stadium - home of the RFU, English rugby and the venue host for both the opening match and the final. Twickenham have continued since before and after the World Cup to work with Jacksons Fencing to enhance the perimeter security around its corporate village and boundary.

Perth Optus Stadium, WA

Fairview Architectural

The Perth Optus Stadium is a world-class sporting venue located within WA, Stryum, Australian-made, non-combustible façade system, was chosen to provide a unique and customised finish to the 60,000 seat Perth Stadium development. The stadium features over 16,000m2 of Stryum in 6 different anodized colours. Builder: Brookfield Multiplex, Architect: WESTADIUM

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