Wolves Opt For Safety Underfoot

Achieving safety and security in public areas is of paramount importance to Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. The Jack Harris and Billy Wright stands at the ground house a total of six concourses. Wolves' facilities management team requested Impact Flooring to specify and install a new flooring system to cover the existing concrete surface. Impact recommended an epoxy two tier coating system from Resdev Ltd. The system combines Pumacoat, an epoxy resin floor seal yielding a seamless,...

Majestic Rigidal

Rigidal's Ziplok standing seam profile in mill finish aluminium was chosen for the roof of the new Millenium Madejski Hotel at the Madejski Stadium home of Reading Football Club. The hotel also utilises Rigidal's sinusoidal profile in metallic silver on the distinctive, high level radius end which bears the hotel's name. Roofing contractor Kovara Projects of Reading also fitted Ziplok to the roof of a new press facility for the football stadium. Ziplok is a BBA approved, advanced zip-up...

Interior Screening With Mesh

Expanded metal mesh is being used as the new infill material by Screens at Work for its office privacy screens. The company was impressed with the material when it first came to their attention, particularly noting its performance capacity and aesthetic value. Modern offices are now designed as more open plan spaces, with divisional zones for privacy, rather than isolated closed off areas. This is a new direction in the use of EMC expanded metal mesh. Seamless and strong, the metal is slit and...

Wearing Well

Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, has benefited from a 5.5m lottery funded investment and, as a result, more than 1,000 square metres of Prismo Stonegrip was installed to enhance the Abbey's pedestrian pathways. Uniquely, pink flint was added to Stonegrip's normal buff bauxite aggregate for this project, in order to match with the Abbey and its backdrop and to enable the fresh surfacing to fit sympathetically with the general environment. Stonegrip is a blend of coloured epoxy resin binder and natural...

Planning Approval

Of the building, as it may foim part of a circular route between the yards and Mere Street in the future. The scheme discourages use of private transport and encourages 'green' technology. It is proposed to make sensible use of energy management and harnessing natural resources the storm water attenuation systems and the sedum roof will help to control the runoff water. The building mass will act as a heat sink and assist in temperature control along with solar heat gain and external shading...

Sika Admixture Enables Reading Slipform

The use of a Sika concrete admixture has played a key role in the 43 metre high central concrete core of a major new development in Reading being completed in just 13 days. Slipform construction requires the concrete to have diametrically opposed properties - a long working time to enable handling and placement and high early strength to facilitate the 24 hour continual slipform operation. This can only be achieved by using new generation admixtures. Technical staff from Sika and concrete...

Easyflush Good For The Gosine Family

Bob Gosine lives with his two delightful daughters who have a physical disability that leaves them with insufficient strength in their arms and hands to operate handles. So when Bob was ordering sanitary ware, Cistermiser Easyflush system was installed and has proved perfect for the Gosine family needs. Easyflush is a WRAS Approved product that employs a single infrared sensor to operate a dual flush WC valve and also complies with the DDA. It is a hygienic, user-friendly system ideal for...

Gallery

Picture perfect projects Lime Technology 22 Victorian Woodworks 24 Arch Timber 26 Sadolin 28 Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all A 100 million flagship scheme to revitalise the centre of Bury St Edmunds, is being supported with one of the oldest and most traditional building materials, lime mortar from Lime Technology. The site of the former cattle market, located on 5.4 hectares of brown field site in the centre of the historic town, is being transformed into a vibrant new quarter -...

Energy Efficient Heating The Next Generation

Delivering 104 fuel efficiency (based on net calorific value), the new generation of condensing gas fired heaters - Reznor's UESA range - will substantially cut energy usage and fuel bills in buildings. Even at full output, their 104 efficiency is still maintained. Using advanced heat transfer technology and a MacroChannel heat exchanger manufactured from highly conductive aluminium, the UESA provides the highest level of heat transfer. Tthe exchanger recovers and transfers the heat back into...

Devas Enviro Klick Offers The Greatest Savings

Leading brassware manufacturer Deva has launched a smart new product, Enviro-Klick. Enviro-Klick's reduced flow option cuts water use of some standard taps by 80 per cent, resulting in the greatest savings of all similar technology currently available. The cartridge has three settings and produces a smooth and precise, yet very subtle resistance to a change in mode when altered from reduced to full flow. On full flow, Enviro-Klick delivers four per cent less water than a standard tap cartridge...

Leading Washroom Provider Launches Stunning New Range

Responding to industry demands, Armitage Venesta has meticulously developed Oxygen, a stunning new washroom system that exceeds all expectations. Designed and produced by a company that has earned its long-standing reputation as the leading washroom provider, Oxygen is the result of a wealth of industry experience and a continued commitment towards new product development. With full height cubicles produced of the finest, contemporary materials including, rich, real wood Veneer, opaque Glass...

Kaba Hufcor Announce New Duvale Partnership

Kaba Hufcor is proud to announce the appointment of Duvale as a distributor of Hufcor moveable wall products in the UK. Kaba are the sole licensee for Hufcor products in the UK and have been supplying the market with moveable walls for many years. Duvale specialise in the manufacture of precision crafted acoustic moveable walls and folding partitions. The addition of Kaba Hufcor products compliments the Duvale Portfolio providing an overall more rounded product range. A nationwide network of...

Domus Gets To The Heart Of The Problem

ENQUIRY CARD ONLINE NO 30 www.buiLdinginnovations.co.uk card Honeywell has launched a new online resource for installers and specifiers of valves for water control, pressure reduction and regulation, backflow prevention and system balancing. Its address is www. honeywellukwater.com. The new web site leads the user clearly towards the ideal products and accessories for each installation, from brass-bodied plumbing products to large cast iron valves for the water mains supply. Data sheets can be...

Cosmetic Surgery For Ageing Buildings

SPV Special Projects Ltd has been established to provide a new style service - cosmetic surgery for ageing buildings in the private and public sectors. The company was founded early in 2008 when a group of complementary construction sector companies got together to create a project design and construction service. SPV Special Projects' first foray into the market was the Cardiff City Centre Holiday Inn. Appointed by Canadian Property group Realstar Group to remodel the hotel, Satellite...

Technal To Supply Glazing Systems For New 6om Community Hospital

Architectural aluminium glazing specialists, Technal, in partnership with fabricator Norking Aluminium, have been awarded the 1.5m glazing contract for a new 60m community hospital in Pontefract. Around 500 windows from Technal's FXi casement range are being supplied. Technal's MX Visible Grid curtain walling is also being used throughout the new hospital, which includes a full height three-storey atrium, sections overlooking the courtyards and a central 'street'. The glazing will be fitted...

Kielder Observatory Scoops Pride in Public Buildings Media Award

The Kielder Observatory, protected by Arch fire retardant treatments and situated on the Black Fell in Northumberland, has won a prestigious media award at the UK Timber in Construction magazine industry event, held in Manchester on 20 November. The building, which evolved from a RIBA design competition through the Kielder Partnership secured by Charles Barclay Architects, was shortlisted as one of three projects in the Pride in Public Buildings category. Arch's fire retardant treatments, both...

Cost Effective Dry Basement Solution From Sika

The Sika Watertight Concrete system will guarantee a dry basement at Greenwich Creekside, an exciting, 60 million new development for Telford Homes situated just south of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Greenwich. The scheme, which is part of the Creekside Village regeneration project, is designed by architects Squire and Partners, who have taken inspiration from the adjacent Laban Dance Centre for the design of this new development. The basement areas, which will include underground...

Flag First With Copper And Aluminium Single

Flag's innovative Copper Art and Silver Art single ply membranes provide the authentic appearance of traditional metal roofs, but at far lower cost and without any of the problems. By incorporating a very fine metal powder into FLAGON PVC thermo-plastic membrane, the particles form an integral part of its structure such that long-term colour is guaranteed. Oxidisation takes place in just the same way as with copper and aluminium, to produce a patina which ages normally. Flag's patented polymer...

Top Thermal Performance From Unilin Systems

One of the biggest problems facing large scale and public sector buildings is how to make them as efficient as possible, but with Unilin Systems' SIRPS (structural insulated roof panel system) products, architects and contractors can go a long way in achieving this. Whether for flat, mono-pitch or pitched roofs, Unilin Systems offers a dedicated factory-built system that achieves tolerances far superior to that of traditional roof constructions. Once installed, the result is continuously sealed...

Trimo Energy Saving Panel Lowers Bills and Cuts C02

Trimo's new TrimoEnergy panel is just one of a number of smart construction products being launched by the company for those seeking to reduce energy costs and lower their CO2 footprint. TrimoEnergy uses an innovative pre-painted Prelaq steel sheet material that when used to coat either one or both sides of the cladding panel works during the cyclic seasonal changes to reduce heating and cooling costs the result is annual savings as high as 10 . As an external coating TrimoEnergy works by...

Turning Insulation Inside

Greenspan Products has introduced a cost-effective and energy-efficient insulation system that insulates buildings from the outside. With Outsulation, Greenspan acknowledges the fact that insulation is actually more effective when placed on the outside of a building. The system is composed of an adhesively - or mechanically-fastened foam insulation board, reinforcing mesh, a base coat and an outer finish coat. By applying the finish on external walls, not only are the effects of air, wind and...

Stannahs New Bottom Drive Microlift For Pizza Express

The first installation of Stannah's brand new bottom drive Microlift is playing an important part in the recent refurbishment of Pizza Express in Barnstaple, Devon. Easier to maintain and requiring less headroom than a top drive model, this 2-stop, 50 kg dumbwaiter is bringing fast, efficient delivery of food and associated items between the ground-floor kitchen and lst-floor restaurant in this former pub dating back to the early 1400s. Whilst original features such as oak beams and flooring...

Vortice Showcases New Products At Eco Build

Vortice will be showcasing a selection of its new generation of eco-friendly products at Eco-Build from 3-5th March 2009 at Earls Court. Vortice has a number of new products coming to market during 2009. At Hall 1, Stand 1831, the Vort Prometeo HR400 is sure to turn heads. This is a new heat recovery system, with a tremendous heat exchange efficiency of up to 92 . It has Appendix Q Eligibility when installed on a ground breaking 'kitchen plus up to 8 additional wet rooms' configuration. It...

Designs Of Steel

Designed to complement their bespoke radiator range, the Zehnder Architectural collection offers outstanding feature radiators that add a touch of class and individuality to any project. Comprising of five contemporary and cost competitive designs, they are manufactured from the highest quality steel sheet and tubing. The ingenious and eye-catching Hot Spring has a strong presence in any setting. Available in four different heights and five finishes, for both electric only and sealed system...

KNX Reigns in Spain

The branch office of the general contractor Marino Lopez XXI in Huesca, Spain, is a prime example of the flexibility offered by intelligent, KNX-based building services engineering. Two main criteria were applied during the project planning for this building firstly, that operation of all facilities should be intuitive and self explanatory, and secondly, that the building should be as energy-efficient as possible. This KNX installation is clear evidence that comfort and energy efficiency are...

Hanson Scores On Celsius Housing Project

Products from Hanson's extensive bricks and blocks range have been used on the Celsius development, a multi-million pound landmark project on the edge of the town of Bracknell in Berkshire. As this development is targeted primarily at the lower end of the housing market, with the living space offering a choice of starter homes. To achieve this, the designers, architects and specifiers chose a combination of Hanson's Gima modular clay blocks and Gobelin buff stock bricks. Because strength was a...

Y Costs Afid Environment

The twin criteria of sustainability and energy efficiency have become obligatory in construction practice and with its underfloor heating systems, Polypipe presents exemplary credentials. The recent EU Ray Research Report has proved that underfloor heating is significantly more energy efficient than its radiator based counterparts, using 5 less energy than radiators. This is due to the system delivering a near perfect temperature profile between the floor and the ceiling with 50 radiant heat...

NIBE Heating For Heritage Farmhouse

Lydart Farm, near Monmouth and overlooking the lovely Trothy Valley, is what the Time Team refer to as 'High Status'. The three-storey building is Grade 1 Listed, very rare for a private house. Heating is always a problem in large old buildings and, to cover all hot water needs, the contractor 'Natural Warmth' of Darlington has installed a NIBE Air Water Heat Pump to replace the old oil-fired boiler. The system consists of a NIBE Fighter 2005 freestanding unit plus a super-efficient...

Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility CSR to Help Drive Tangible Business Benefits

CSR - Just a bit of window dressing As a concept. Corporate Social Responsibility has been around for decades in different forms such as Corporate Citizenship or Sustainable Development. CSR focuses on key Economic. Social and Environmental outcomes generated by a company's activities. One definition of CSR is Business Behaviour that creates the Trust and Commitment of Stakeholders, both now and in the Future (MacMillan et al., 2004). However, there are many others. What's clear is businesses...

It seems the UK is enjoying a renaissance in woodburning David Carpenter technical director at Aga looks at the reasons

It's funny isn't it You don't read about something for years and years, and then all of a sudden it's all over the newspapers. The global credit crunch, the collapse of the banking system or suspected mutinies at No. 10 don't often get reported in heating journals. But then nor does the turnip. The turnip I hear you cry Is he mad Not quite. Along with the sales of wood burning stoves, turnips are also enjoying exponential sales growth. Apparently the turnip is a vegetable that people turn to...

Laminates Enhance Little Chef Makeover

ABET LAMINATI has recently supplied a selection of high pressure laminates for the new concept Little Chef refurbishment in Popham designed by Ab Rogers Design. These comprise four different shades of warm red from the Abet's comprehensive Colours collection. The laminates have been used throughout the restaurant on the table tops and features in order to add dramatic colour and vibrancy to the interior, to complement the furniture and to provide a contrast with the sky blue ceiling, floor and...

Renewables Run On Underfloor Heating

There are strong technical reasons for embracing underfloor heating system technology. The boom in renewable energy is growing the demand exponentially. Changes to the Building Regulations over recent years have forced manufacturers down the path of producing condensing boilers to the almost total exclusion of standard efficiency models, with underfloor heating providing the return temperatures that optimise high efficiency output. As a member of Polypipe Building Products, Polyplumb can offer...

New Schuco Outward Opening Window Has All The Answers

Schiico's constant drive for enhanced system performance can be seen in the latest addition to its range of windows, the Schuco AWS Outward-Opening Window. As well as offering significantly improved insulation values, this new product is available in 150 variations. Four frame depths are available with varying degrees of thermal insulation depending upon the performance required. Even the lowest-rated window can meet Building Regulations requirements but thanks to a combination of unique frame...

Ash Lacy Help Convert Llanellis Home Of Rugby

ENQUIRY CARD ONLINE NO 63 www.buiLdinginnovations.co.uk card Following a noticeable increase in demand for cold applied liquid waterproofing solutions, Index Building Products has introduced three new roofing products to its portfolio of high performance bituminous membranes. Indecote 4000 is a single pack elastomeric high build liquid polyurethane coating system suitable for all types of flat and pitched roofs. Cold applied, the four systems comprise a minimum of two layers of moisture...

New Store Fulfils Architects Glazing Vision

The brewer and retailer, Adnams, have recently opened their new flagship Cellar & Kitchen store which incorporates plenty of natural lighting and ventilation to minimise energy consumption and for the specialist glazing requirement they turned to Glazing Vision. Into the high, glazed, roof a 10 section fixed Flushglaze rooflight has been installed which runs to some 12.2metres in length and has a width of 2.6metres. Within this a further 4 electrically hinged Visionvent rooflights have been...

Upton Square Apartments Heated By Ni Be Exhaust Air Heat Pumps

Upton Square is a large and prestigious development to the South West of Northampton. It comprises a mix of houses and apartments, most for outright purchase but with a sizeable proportion of affordable housing units and rental properties spread throughout the site, and it also includes an integrated infrastructure including Upton School. At the South East corner of Upton Square itself stands a block of 35 apartments, each heated by a NIBE Fighter 200 unit that generates hot water only from the...

Extra Low UValue Kalzip Roof System

Kalzip has developed a new dual-insulation roof system that achieves U-values as low as 0.09 W m2K. This technically proven, low U-value roof system is extremely cost effective and utilises the combined benefits of two complementary types of insulation materials - mineral fibre quilt and Kalzip Insulation 23 high performance rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) board. Combining these two insulation material enables a significantly greater overall thermal resistance to be achieved compared with using...

New 1050 Access Cover From Howe Green

Howe Green, the UK's leading manufacturer of access panels and entrance matting solutions, has launched a new 1050 series access cover - offering the market a deeper capacity for thick floor finishes such as external paving slabs and heavy duty loading requirements. Backed by a reputation for engineering excellence, the highly durable access covers have already been used on what is being dubbed an 'architectural masterpiece' for The Bristol Alliance. Cabot Circus is a massive 500 million...

Sika Eco Floor For Environmentally Friendly School

The design and construction of the classroom extension at Grafton Primary School in the London Borough of Islington embraces sustainable technology utilising prefabricated solid wood panels. The funnel shaped cantilever roof with PV panels generate power and rainwater is harvested from the roof to irrigate the school garden. Inside, the floor surface is the solvent-free, low VOC emission, resin system Sikafloor-Comfort Floor. This is a permanently elastic, self smoothing comfort floor that is...

Esha Ticks All The Boxes For Essex County Council

Esha is one of Europe's leading flat roofing membrane manufacturers and provides building managers, specifiers and contractors with a comprehensive range of proven environmental roofing systems and support services. The company recently supplied their Esha Universal WS single ply membrane for an unusual application - the flower planters at the entrance to Chelmsford County Hall. The original planters which were built from brick and lined with asphalt had been leaking for some time and now...

Kaba Hdo A New Heavy Duty Swing Door Operator

Kaba Door Systems has launched the new HDO heavy duty swing door operator. The HDO operator is a compact all-in-one unit and has been designed for internal and external applications and offers excellent flexibility for door automation. Fitted with an adjustable heavy duty spring, this operator is suitable for automating large heavy doors exposed to high wind pressures. The HDO is simple to install and is easily retro fitted to existing doors without the need for alteration or renovation....

SFS Intec Fixing System Unlocks Photovoltaic Potential

A fixing system from SFS intec is offering new potential for building facades to be used as a way of generating unlimited 'green' electricity using photovoltaic (PV) panels. The ALW attachment system, which has been used widely across Europe to construct glazed rainscreens, is now compatible with PV panels to enable the creation of a glass fa ade that generates electricity from sunlight. The fa ade performs to the same high standard as any rainscreen created using ALW. This innovative and...

Dual Role For Kalwall

The City Fathers of Bergen in Norway have recently opened an unusual Kalwall structure in their city centre. The Kalwall envelope for the Pavilion was chosen because of its ability to perform two quite different roles. In winter, the translucent cladding enhances the brightly lit and coloured interior to attract visitors and children inside for the traditional gingerbread figure-making event. In summer, this translucency is reversed to capitalise on Kalwall's more normal role in diffusing...

New Acoustilay

Acoustic insulation innovators, Sound Reduction Systems, announce revolutionary new changes to their market leading acoustic underlay product, Acoustilay. Years of research and development has resulted in the creation of a product that is both 100 recyclable and manufactured entirely in the UK, yet maintains all of the acoustic and characteristic properties of the previous product, at the same cost to the customer. The issue of sustainability in buildings has long been a major factor for...

Hoppe Makes Big Impact At Dubai Exhibition

HOPPE (UK) has strengthened its position as a leading supplier of door hardware to the booming Middle East market by exhibiting at the recent Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai. HOPPE (UK) took the opportunity to showcase its wide range of HOPPE and ARRONE branded handles, door controls, hinges, panic hardware, locks and cylinders. The company also gave Big 5 visitors a world exclusive with the launch of its new Acapulco handle. Its contemporary square design is perfect for high-end applications and,...

Virtual Reality Buildings From Kingspan

Kingspan Insulated Panels has launched a new interactive microsite that lets visitors create their own virtual building and try out the range of Kingspan's insulated panel and fa ade systems, highlighting their design flexibility and visual impact. Found at www. kingspanvirtualfacades.com, the first step is to select a building from the relevant sector. The innovative software then allows you to select the type of insulated panel and colour finish for wall cladding and roofing, along with...

Windowmaster Helps Leicester Gateway Project Keep Its Cool

ENQUIRY CARD ONLINE NO 126 www.buildinginnovations.co.uk card A 24 million project to relocate Gateway College in central Leicester to new purpose-built facilities on a 12-acre site in Hamilton, to the north of the city, is underway. The new building will be highly sustainable. WindowMaster, Europe's largest provider of natural ventilation and smoke detection solutions, has been selected to install its NV Advance system. The system includes 520 actuator motors controlling 128 different zones...

Automatic Doors Give Customers Contact Free Access To Library

Leading door manufacturer and supplier Kaba Door Systems, has provided new automatic doors for a Telford Library. The library, located in St Quintens Gate, Telford Town Town Centre, specified a single sliding door system for the main entrance, ensuring smooth contact-free access for all users. The Kaba sliding door system with SLX drive replaced the existing swing door and features a supporting profile which enabled the doors to be fixed to the existing side screens. The aesthetically pleasing...

Solarlux Provide Clear Vision For The Future

Regeneration of city housing stock is an important issue in the public sector. Solarlux have provided many answers to the problems associated with updating old housing stock. Recent examples are from the UK, Ireland and Holland. In the UK a tower block in London was completely refurbished and the balcony areas were glazed using the SL25 folding sliding system from Solarlux. The system improves heat retention to the apartments and also reduces noise levels. The all glass system allows an...

Lindapters Minimalistic Hollo Bolt

The market leader of steelwork fixings has launched the revolutionary Hollo-Bolt Flush Fit, a cavity fixing that creates immense opportunity for architectural design as the bolt is concealed within the steelwork with no protruding bolt head or collar. Lindapter's latest innovation merges the technical advantages of their distinguished Hollo-Bolt with the aesthetic benefits of a discrete fixing, meeting the artistic requirements of modern construction, whilst maintaining safe working loads. The...

Warm Air Fit For The 21st Century

A large number of original warm air heating systems are still in working order today, albeit with out-of-date technology. Johnson & Starley is now involved in many upgrading and replacement projects that give homeowners the opportunity to benefit from the advances made in this often overlooked technology. Until 2008, the householder from Kettering, Northamptonshire had such a heater in her 1970's-built semi-detached house. The Johnson & Starley Hi-Spec J25 gas-fired heater selected for...

Brosteel Ultra 60 One Hour Fire Resistance In Just Two Coats

Fire protection is an increasingly important factor for contractors, specifiers and merchants. A new highly engineered product, Brosteel Ultra 60, has been launched by Bollom Fire Protection, a leading specialist paint company. The product eliminates the possible confusion facing the contractor, specifier and merchant when they have an intumescent project to complete Brosteel 60 simplifies the process as no identification of steel profiles is necessary. The only information required is the...

Remmers Clean Up At Goldman Sachs

The offices of Goldman Sachs on Ludgate Hill are undergoing a deep clean using Remmers materials. The Portland Stone has been expertly treated by Aurora Services to remove grease and traffic film using Remmers HD400 followed by deep cleaning with Remmers LC500, a specially formulated cleaner for limestone. Any identified repair work to the stone is performed with a colour matched Restoration Mortar and joints are being with the Remmers Joint Mortar.The stone will be treated with Funcosil FC, a...

New Keyless Push Ventlock From Mighton

Mighton Products, the premium timber sash window hardware specialist, has redesigned VentlockTM to make life easier for customers. The new keyless 'Push Ventlock' is fitted simply by screwing the whole unit into a 14mm diameter hole. Ventlock allows a sash to be left open a few inches for ventilation without compromising security. It's also a great way to prevent children opening a sash window unsupervised. Mike Derham, Managing Director of Mighton, explains Our new Push Ventlock is easier to...