Going Green

BY SARAH CHIAPPI, CORPORATE ACCOUNT MANAGER, AMX (UK) LTD. With green issues increasing in importance for building owners, it is important to highlight what a green building is, compared with an intelligent building, and how the two can complement each other. For many years, building functions have been streamlined through integrated building services on an open control platform such as the LonWorks Technology, allowing systems to communicate with each other. This communication allows the...

Kermi Product Programme Stand M1a Sleep Exhibition Business Design Centre 45 Nov 2008

Offering probably the UK's widest range of Shower Enclosures and Design Radiators Kerml is heavily Involved In providing a full range of contract support services for the Hotel, New build and Refurbishment sectors. The Specialist Specification Team can assist at concept stage with design Ideas and product selections to suit all budgets. Colour co-ordination between Shower profiles and Design radiators Is now available across a programme of no less than 21 fashion colours Including the very...

Spectrum Makes A Splash As Waterside Feature

Neaco's Spectrum balustrade system has been specified as part of one of the key design features at Waters edge, a prestigious development of contemporary luxury homes in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, Britain's largest wetland nature reserve. The nylon powder coated aluminum version of Spectrum with glass infills was chosen for internal stairways, mezzanine floors and, most prominently, for the external balconies and decking overlooking the site's 28-acre lake which from a central...

Brunswick Towel Rail From Jis Europe

J IS EUROPE have just launched a new and exciting range of heated towel rails under the banner of their Sussex Range. Named The Brunswick, the towel rails are manufactured In an elegant square section shape displaying an appearance of refined luxury. The rails are available with two distinctive types of valves and can be used In central heating, electric or dual fuel formats. The Brunswick towel rails are manufactured In 100 o stainless steel and are available In brushed satin or polished...

Off Site Partnership Provides Solution For Hospital Project

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth dates back to 1904 and was originally a military hospital - since then it has undergone many changes culminating in a PFI funded, multi million pound redevelopment programme featuring a 20,000m2 pre-fabricated walling system installed by Prater and manufactured off site by Ruukki, a solution which would allow the building to be delivered in the shortest timescale possible. This allowedinternal works to commence at a much earlier stage than traditional...

Hestia Adds A Touch Of Class To A Famous Sporting Location St Andrews

Old Station Road runs past the famous Old Course Hotel In St Andrews, which sits beside St Andrews Golf Course the 'Home of Golf. Fife Council recently took the decision to install a new lighting scheme there. The new luminaire needed to be a focal point as well as providing excellent photometric properties by night. They found the stylish, modern looking Hestia to be the ideal candidate. Over 20 Hestias are either single or twin mounted on 6m tapered columns to optimise the light distribution...

Hanson Scores At Colchester Fc

When Colchester United Football Club decided to move from its Layer Road ground, Barr Construction was called upon to develop a brand new stadium. And with the help of Hanson Building Products, the new Weston Homes Community Stadium at Cuckoo Farm is now up and running for the 2008 2009 season. The steel framed structure makes extensive use of the cellular version of the Evalite Paint Grade block from Hanson for all of the partitions throughout the stadium. The cellular design of an almost...

Honeywell Controllers Can Cut Death Toll From Co Poisoning

New central heating controllers from Honeywell can cut the annual death toll due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from central heating systems. CO is invisible and has no smell, but can kill quickly. It can build up because a central heating boiler is faulty, a flue is leaky or blocked, or when ventilation is inadequate. Landlords can ensure tenants take action to service their heating systems with the versatile Honeywell ST9100S and ST9400S heating controllers, which include a comprehensive...

Tough Sikkens Passes Its Sea Trials

Evidence that Sikkens Cetol Novatech high solids exterior woodstain is one of the toughest products in its class has been backed up by a test carried out by an unlikely source - Classic Boat magazine. Tests over four years on rigs placed in an exposed location in Suffolk and a four month exposure test on Keppel, a classic sailing yacht based in the Mediterranean, resulted in the Sikkens product sharing top honours with a flexible polyurethane that achieved the same pass level. Sikkens Novatech...

Selectaglaze Stylish Secondary Windows Improve The Building Environment

Secondary windows are separate tailor-made units fitted to the inside (room side) of existing windows to form double windows or double glazing. The original windows remain unaltered and, in most cases blinds or drapes are unaffected. Secondary windows provide the most effective noise insulation. Selectaglaze's fully tested products can achieve sound reductions in excess of 45dB leading to major improvements in living or working environments even in the noisiest locations. Secondary windows also...

Sika Underwater Concrete System Ensures Future Of Listed Scottish Pier

ARDEX TILING SYSTEM SOLUTION GETS IN THE 'SWIM OF THINGS' When specialist tiling contractors, P. Plunkett Tiling Contractors Ltd of Prudhoe provided a comprehensive tiling system solution for a new swimming pool at Wentworth Leisure Centre in Tynedale, they turned to ARDEX. ARDEXX 7 G PLUS grey flexible tile adhesive with built-in admix was used to fix tiles to the pools and changing room walls. The tile joints were grouted with epoxy-based ARDEX WA grout to provide a waterproof and chemically...

Permarock Website

PermaRock has launched its new website (www.permarock.com) providing specifiers and clients with more detailed information on the use of PermaRock's external wall insulation and specialist render systems onto existing and new buildings. The site goes into depth on all of PermaRock's systems, their thermal Et environmental properties and their use on different buildings types and sectors. The new site also includes stunning visuals on recently completed projects and images on all the decorative...

New Heating Stove For High Spec Living

If your home has a contemporary, high spec look, you will need a heating stove that can hold Its own In the design stakes. The new HWAM I 30 55 from Euroheat sits comfortably In harmony alongside the latest In flat screen TVs and bespoke furniture pieces. Recessed discretely Into a wall with a grey or piano black glass surround. As a wood-burning stove it is also approved for use in smokeless zones because it is engineered to produce heat efficiently, reducing environmental impact and making it...

Dynamic 2d Helps Rehau French Doors Make Pas024 Grade

SFS intec's Dynamic 2D hinge has once again proved its excellent strength and security credentials as part of a successful PAS-024 tested doorset. The hinge was used in PAS-024 testing by REHAU who incorporated it into French doors fabricated using their S706, 60mm and 70mm systems. REHAU undertook the testing to ensure its customers in the social housing sector in particular could have peace of mind when specifying and installing doors of all types. The vital security standard for residential...

Tunning Vews F The Pacific

An unrestricted view becomes the most important element of the design of a home. Now there are tried and tested solutions in glass which can effectively replace a wall and allow the inside outside world to become one fluid element. Flexible glazing solutions from Solarlux Systems Ltd are also secure, energy-efficient and resistant to all weathers. American architect Sebastian Mariscal, used his own house, which was completed in 2007, to celebrate open space incorporating the spectacular...

Contractor Range Is Still As Popular As Ever

The ever-popular Contractor range of high-efficiency oil condensing boilers from Trianco is still going strong. This SEDBUK B-rated Contractor range has a model to suit all budgets and installation requirements. Its versatility means that it is suitable for external installation floor-standing or wall-mounted, the Contractor range is an efficient heating solution that is simple. With outputs ranging from 50,000 - 220,000 Btu's hr, the Contractor range provides an option for every situation....

Modern New Outlook For North London Students

The next generation of students In north London will have an ultra modern, contemporary outlook, thanks to leading Sheerframe PVC window fabricator and Installer Hertfordshire Window Company. The extensive window Installation at the stylish 514 bedroom Opal 1 Will Wyatt Court complex developed by HG Construction for Opal Property Group involves 550 grey PVC Sheerframe tilt and turn windows, which complement the modern Italian walnut cladding exterior of the new building adding to the overall...

Kingspan Optimo For Optimal Design Impact

A high-specification new office building in Lancashire has benefited from the visual impact of a wall cladding system from Kingspan Insulated Panels. Hafley Court provides 20,000 sq. ft of office space over four floors. CJ Partnership, the a rch itects of the 1.5 million project, found the ultra-flat profile of Kingspan Optimo met all of their design demands. A smooth and consistent appearance to the building envelope was an important consideration. With Kingspan's help, features such as...

Highspeed Comfort And Continuous Warmth For High Speed

In a turnkey heating solution from AmblRad, Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant tube heaters, combined with specially commissioned high-velocity overdoor air curtains, are helping maintain comfort conditions for employees working on trains that service the new Eurostar high speed rail link between London and the Channel Tunnel. Two buildings at the Temple Mills depot are heated by Nor-Ray-Vac radiant heating. In the main maintenance shed, Nor-Ray-Vac burners were installed close to the entrance exit...

Low E Membrane Enhances Insulation In Timber Frame Homes

M M i With a full BBA certificate, Eco-Brite is a Jy low emissivity, Heat Reflecting Membrane system offered by Apollo Energy Research. f ** Specifically developed to enhance the U- value of ceiling, wall and floor insulation, it is conveniently installed on-site prior I site, factory made timber or steel frame pre-fabricated structures. For example, in j n a brick timber frame wall construction a U-I value of 0.28 W m2K is achievable using the Eco-Brite system with only 100mm of fibre...

Curtain Walling And Roof Light Replaced In Office Building By Structura Uk

The refurbishment and upgrading of a 2-storey office building in Stockley Park East, near Heathrow Airport, included the replacement by Structura UK Ltd of a large rooflight and all the glass and aluminium panels in the existing curtain walling. Structura UK manufactured bespoke aluminium extrusions to match existing, incorporating new, soft coat, Low E specification double-glazed units, and installed new, aluminium panels approximately 2200mm x 1500mm x 76mm in thickness to meet stringent...

Nibe Awarded Microgeneration Certificate

NIBE Energy Systems Ltd., a specialist in the domestic supply of energy from renewable sources, was recently granted approved status under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme MCS for the NIBE 2005 and 2025 Air to Water Heat Pumps. As an MCS Certified Supplier, NIBE Air Water Heat Pump installations will naturally be eligible for government grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme Et BERR schemes. The NIBE models have been specifically designed to optimise heat from the UK climate....

Nibe Exhaust Air Heat Pumps Help Meet New Ecotargets

West Yorkshire is a development of 82 two, three and four bedroom properties completed by Bramall Construction in partnership with Synergy, Pennine Housing 2000 and the Housing Corporation. Two of those properties are rather special - indeed a landmark in the quest for energy saving - for they are the first houses in the country to be designed and built to the Sustainable Code Level 4 recently established by the Government as a eco-target for new homes. The...

Armourcoat Joins Nbs Plus

Armourcoat are now part of the NBS building product specification system - NBS Plus. NBS (National Building Specification) Plus is the most Jtl . widely used architectural specification system k H H in the UK. It offers architects a library of pre- written specification clauses and http www. preliminaries with extensive guidance, suitable for a wide variety of construction projects. NBS Plus is authored by a team of in-house architects and surveyors to be concise and robust. The clauses are...

Alumasc St Render Is The Way Forward

Facades specialist, Alumasc, has supplied a high performance render system for a revolutionary new housing development in Manchester. A key feature of the design is the extensive use of render to complement other contemporary eco-performing materials such as terracotta rainscreens, zinc and timber. The Alumasc ST Lightweight Silicone Render was applied over Kingspan TEK SIPS panel and has contributed to the striking modern appearance of the development. Alumasc's Lightweight Silicone Renders...

New Low Profile Tile Vents From Klober

Klober has Introduced the Profile - Line Single Pantile and Llmarech and Mini Unl-Line Slate Vents. The 'Llmarech' can be used with theSandtoft Llndum, Marley Ludlow Major, Redland Renown and Russell Cheviot. Both Profile - Line vents have a cut-off feature which enables them to fit tiles such as the Fortlcrete Centurion and Redland Renown. A Profile - Line tile vent Is now available for the six most commonly used concrete tiles, each providing an 10,000 mm2 effective ventilation area. The Mini...

Hunter Douglas Is Hot Choice For Fire Control Centres

The completion of cladding Installation at Wakefield's new Fire Control Centre has coincided with an award for the recently completed Fire Control Centre In County Durham. Both projects involved the Installation of Hunter Douglas's advanced ventilated (ralnscreen) fa ade system, QuadroClad. The two Fire Control Centres, In Belmont Business Park, County Durham, and Paragon Business Village, Wakefield, form part of Government plans to create a modern network of nine new fire control centres...

Nibe Provides Geothermal Heat For Traditional Peak District Farm

When Deborah and Martin Hofman bought Wheeldon Trees Farm, in the Peak District National Park last year they were determined that the refurbishment and decoration programme they had planned should include as many environmentally sound features as possible. The most important area for change was for the heating system for the farmhouse itself and for the eight holiday homes. They decided on the use of NIBE geothermal system to harness the energy created by solar radiation and the residual heat...

Vincent Timber Meets Challenging Learning Curve

A bespoke cladding solution by Vincent Timber, carefully crafted in CSA certified Western Red Cedar, is delivering a lesson in sustainability at one of the country's most exciting new educational projects. Characterised by a series of attractive, smooth curves, the new 23million Langley Academy in Slough, Berkshire, demanded the very best in high quality, sustainable cladding solutions. The building's challenging shape meant the timber was supplied in long lengths, offering maximum flexibility...

Glass Door Helps Transform Junk Room Into Space For Reflection And Reconciliation

Starting with a germ of an idea by the school chaplain, supported by recently ordained Old Stoic, John Wates, and with the creative input of designer Mark Cazalet and glass experts, Daedalian, what was a typical 'glory hole' full of junk at the back of Stowe School chapel, has been transformed into an area now devoted to thought, reflection and reconciliation for pupils and staff alike. Building on his original idea, the chaplain, the Rev. Robert Jackson, developed themes with Mark Cazalet,...

Rtd Systems Appointed Exclusive Uk Distributors Of Triune Wayfinding System

Combining stylish good looks with a unique anti-vandal and anti-theft design, the Trlllne wayfindlng system is now available In the UK exclusively from RTD Systems. It comprises aluminium and plastic components In a patented design that enables flat and curved signs to be created from modular components that are available off-the-shelf. The components offer an almost unlimited range of combinations In seven different styles, enabling sign makers to create their own designs. Trlllne Is suitable...

Surespans Hatches Allow Space Observation

Leading aeeess hatch manufacturer Surespan is delighted to have been involved In building the UK's new astronomical facility, the Klelder Observatory. Charles Barclay Architects commissioned Surespan to design and build two unique sets of 140 degree opening hatch doors for the roof and the front of the Observatory's two rotating turrets - one to house a 20 'Pulsar' manual telescope and the other for a 14 'Mead' telescope. Electrically operated using a remote control via 24v dc actuators, the...

Vortice Launches Two Energy Efficient Extractor Fans

Vortice who recently supplied a Heat Recovery Unit to the Code for the Sustainable Homes Level 6 Barratt Green House at the BRE Innovation Park, are launching two new extractor fans. Both are energy efficient versions of already proven successful products. The Vort Quadro ES, a centrifugal fan and the Lineo ES, an in-line mixed flow fan, offer particularly low power consumption and low noise levels thanks to electronically controlled, brushless motors equipped with ball bearings. The Quadro...

Wolseley Selects Lindab For Sustainability Showcase Building

Leading distributor of construction materials Wolseley has opened a showcase for sustainable building products and construction methods in Leamington Spa, which features a rain water drainage system and standing seam roofing system from Lindab. The building features 170 types of products including 30 linear metres of Lindab's Rainline and 200 sq metres of Seamline - a steel standing seam roofing system. Rainline is a unique, zinc coated galvanised steel based rain drainage system that due to...

Crittall

Francis House, Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN. Tel 01376 530800 Email hq crittall-windows.co.uk www.c r itta 11 -win d ows.c o m Now Crittall brings all its experience and expertise to the introduction of an outstanding composite window that is a perfect blend of timber and aluminium for excellent thermal performance. Perfect for Residential, Education, Health, Commercial Properties and Hotels. INTELLIGENT SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS THAT OFFER SAFE, FUNCTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE ACCESS AND FIRE...

Inspection Chamber Covers That Comply

As an alternative to cast iron inspection chamber covers which may not comply with all current regulations, Clark-Drain Limited offers the round CLKS 452 and the square round CLKS 451 chamber covers for manholes and septic tanks. These are lightweight access covers made from polypropylene and are dual-locking, lid to frame and frame to chamber with large clearly identifiable screws. The CLKS 451 Shallow Inspection Cover and CLKS 452 solutions both have LANTAC approval and are suitable for 35kN...

Second Generation Trimo Raster Panel

Combining extraordinary aesthetics with the market demanded qualities of fireproof (2 hour fire rating), sound and thermal insulation (conforms to part L), the second generation Raster Panel System, is the ideal solution for all building types. Trimo's Raster Panel System stands out with its emphasised longitudinal and transverse joints and a smooth true flat external finish, which together opens up the design and architectural possibilities without compromising construction functionality. The...

DUAL SiM GllS Plms Major Hole At New Cremwe mS Building

Dual Seal Glass has supplied a bespoke architectural qlazing solution for the new 14 million Creative Arts Building at the University of Huddersfield and helped architects at Darnton Elgee to deliver their vision of a sustainable, low energy, low carbon facility with a stunning futuristic appearance. The Huddersfield manufacturer, one of the country's leading independent processors of architectural glass, was commissioned by fenestration contractor Dortech and the main contractors HBG...

Aquapanel Takes Cement Board Technology To The Highest Level

Construction specialist Greenspan has launched a versatile and technologically advanced cement board system. Water-resistant Aquapanel Is a complete exterior system that sets new standards for building design and construction. Aquapanel offers considerable productivity benefits, thanks to Its distinctive construction. Special tools and processing methods are not required - Its unique 'score and snap' properties mean It's easier and faster to Install and Aquapanel's dry-lining technology means...

Skyline Plaza Looks Its Best With Sika

Sika's revolutionary adhesive secret fix system for Rainscreen cladding, SikaTack, has provided Basingstoke's tallest building, the Skyline Plaza, with an aesthetic unmatched by traditional fixing methods. Providing an invisible fix once applied, it ensured that once the 4,000 square metres of Rainscreen panels were installed upon the building during its 16 million refurbishment and transformation from offices to residential apartments, nothing would encroach upon the cladding's appearance. To...

Window Frames In City Building Reclad In Stainless Steel By Structura Uk

A ENQUIRY CARD ONLINE NO 126 www.ebpr.co.uk card The Elsecar Antiques Centre, which hosts the BBC's Infamous 'Bargain Hunt' television program, has Installed a movemanSKG Prestige platform lift to allow less able and elderly visitors to reach the building's upper floor. With a cream finish and glazing In the doors, it matches the centre's prestigious appearance and makes the premises accessible to all. A listed tourist attraction, the Elsecar Antiques Centre Is a rapidly expanding business and...

Crittall Composite Windows

A perfect blend of timber and aluminium Now Crittall brings all its experience and expertise to the introduction of an outstanding composite window that is a perfect blend of timber and aluminium for excellent thermal performance. Hot-dip galvanised for complete protection A wide range of Duralife powder-coating colours available The UK market leader with 150 years experience in Steel Fenestration, we personally project manage each contract from design through to installation.