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ESG Helps Give Estee Lauder The Beauty Treatment

Over the years ESG has used its skill in glass processing to turn the designs of high profile architects and companies into the glass at the heart of many spectacular modern work spaces.
One such company was MCM Architecture who won the Best Workspace Interior Award at the World Interiors News Award 2016, for the design of the relocation space of The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland to One Fitzroy.
ESG had the pleasure of producing the glass on the dramatic statement staircase, linking the ten floors together. Architectural fabricators Robert Stevens and Sons did an amazing job of installing the staircase and glass, turning MCM’s vision into reality The staircase creates a ‘dedicated entrance to the training suites from the building reception, offering a glamorous welcome to the many visiting Beauty Advisors attending training’, writes worldarchitecturenews.com.
MCM wanted to create a head office that ‘works like an office, but does not look, or feel like an office’ and with clever design features and by using glass products we feel that they went above and beyond the brief. The judges said the project had ‘lovely detailing, and generally a very strong design ethos throughout.’


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New VEKA Vertical Slider raises the bar

The brand new VEKA Vertical Slider was one of several innovative and exciting window and door systems debuted by VEKA Group at the FIT Show 2017, and it has all the hallmarks to become a modern classic.
Vertical sliders – traditionally known as sash windows – are among today’s most coveted window styles, and not only in the heritage market with which they’re most associated. With its new VEKA Vertical Slider, VEKA Group has embraced traditional design cues to create a window that is suitable for conservation areas and listed buildings, while offering features and performance that would be entirely at home in a luxurious new-build development.
The system couples the industry’s leading fully sculptured PVC-U profile with practical and stylish innovations, including neat sash stop end caps to keep leaves and other debris out of the profile, and optional run-through sash horns for an authentic period appearance. Clip-in horns are also available, or for a more contemporary look, the VEKA Vertical Slider can be specified without horns.
The VEKA Vertical Slider is available fully mechanically jointed and with the option of a deep bottom rail – also mechanically jointed – and of course, both sashes can be tilted inwards, providing greater ventilation and ease of cleaning. The options don’t end there, with VEKA Group’s full Variations suite of 29 colour and woodgrain finishes available for the VEKA Vertical Slider, and the most popular shades provided X-Stock or within a four-week period.


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Yeoman Shield Fire Rated Door Protection Products Can Help With Fire Door Safety

Expensive fire doors are like sitting ducks when it comes to impact damage. Vulnerable glazing beads can be splintered and split, door edges can be carved up whilst door surfaces can experience dents and holes. The very kind of impairment which can render a fire door ineffective - risking the safety of lives and buildings.
Yeoman Shield Door Edge Protectors - Fitted to new doors or retro-fitted to doors already in use Yeoman Shield Door Edge Protectors save meeting and hinged edges from damage.
This protection helps to maintain a gap no more than 3mm between frames and door edges, which will ensure that intumescent seals will function correctly in the event of a fire. Available for ½ hour and 1 hour fire rated applications with a choice of fire or fire and smoke seals.
Yeoman Shield Door Protection Panels & Plates - A PVCu panel supplied in 2500 x 1250mm sheets (or cut to required size) and 2.0mm thick, this fire rated material can be fitted to new or existing doors to protect the leaves of doors from unsightly damage which can be detrimental to both the appearance – and more importantly -the integrity of the fire door. Door panels can be shaped on Yeoman Shield’s in house CNC machine or have images inserted into the leaves for design and information purposes.
Yeoman Shield PVCu Clad Glazing Bead - Designed to reduce damage and expensive maintenance cost to the vision panel apertures of fire doors the Yeoman Shield PVCu clad glazing bead can give existing damaged doors a new lease of life.As with all Yeoman Shield door protection products, the glazing beads can be fitted to new or existing doors without affecting the doors fire integrity.


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Why Hydrogen Rich Water In Your Home?

Over the last few hundred years, hydrogen gas has demonstrated a therapeutic effect on over 150 human diseases, as well as enhanced health and wellbeing. As revolutionary as this may be, what exactly is hydrogen? Furthermore, why should hydrogen be included in your water?
Hydrogen is colourless, odorless, tasteless and non-metallic. It is the lightest and simplest element in our known universe, expressed as the symbol ‘H’.
It is comprised of just a single electron and proton. Under regular conditions it exists primarily as molecular hydrogen (H2 gas). In this form, hydrogen has been shown to exert an extensive range of therapeutic effects.
When H2 gas is present in water it is referred to as Hydrogen-enriched water and is simply conventional water (H2O) that contains dissolved hydrogen gas (H2). For example, there are carbonated soft drinks such as sodas and sparkling waters that contain dissolved carbon dioxide gas (CO2). In contrast water that contains dissolved hydrogen gas, is the best bet for a longer, healthier life.
Footnote: * Aquatiere does not recommend those types of beverages for improving health.


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HEATING CONTROLS – A WEALTH OF OPTIONS

If you’re looking for even more energy efficiency for your customers, you have limited options. Heating controls manufacturer ESi says it makes huge sense to look more closely at heating controls.
ESi offers a range of programmers from a simple 1 Channel version to a 3 channel Multi-Purpose Programmer which enables the installer to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations by providing separate timed heating control for living and sleeping zones in a home, whilst also providing timed control of hot water. However, the ESi range all offer 24 Hour / 5/2 day and 7 day programming options for each channel.
Unless you have a smart system which allows you to control individual radiators in your home, there's usually only one room thermostat per heating system. It controls the temperature of the whole house based on the temperature of the room it's in. ESi provides a range of programmable room thermostats – both hard wired and wireless models. A room thermostat is best located in the living room or the warmest room in the house. 
A programmable room thermostat lets the homeowner choose what times they want the heating to be on and what temperature it should reach while it's on.  A seven-day timer makes it possible to set a different heating pattern for each day while 5/2 programming offers different options for weekdays and weekends. ESi’s ESRTP4 model provides true 7 day, 5/2 day or 24-hour programming options, with up to six time and temperature events being available each day. Because these are also available in wireless versions, they can be installed absolutely anywhere in the home.


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Coloured Radiators Becoming Mainstream...

Coloured radiators are becoming mainstream with the arrival of the Stelrad Vita Column Concept radiator – a 600mm high traditional column radiator that is now available from stock in Anthracite grey. The new radiator has joined Stelrad’s Vita Series range.Interior Decorators have seen the benefits of coloured radiators for some time and been willing to order them with the eight-week lead time that special paint jobs require, but the interest in coloured radiators is growing and we have begun what we see as an inevitable trend towards stocking a small number of those colours and models that we see ordered regularly, for immediate delivery. The first of these is the Vita Column Concept in Anthracite grey, but others will follow.


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Gaia Spa & Gym at Boringdon Hall Hotel

The Grade one listed Boringdon Hall Hotel in Plympton, near Plymouth is a former medieval Manor House where style and luxury meet the Elizabethan architecture. The hotel aimed to create luxurious fitness and spa facilities, therefore a high quality finish was paramount. Approximately 900 square metres of new flooring needed to be installed throughout the new Gaia Spa including treatment areas, gym, boutique, restaurant as well as the reception and interconnecting corridors. The builders had used an anhydrite screed for the installation and the moisture levels were over 75% relative humidity (RH). The flooring contractor, Russells Flooring Ltd had a good working relationship with UZIN and have 100% trust in UZIN’s product systems. After learning about UZIN’s new system to protect calcium sulphate screeds against residual moisture up to 95% RH, Russells Flooring Ltd decided to specify the unique system to help expedite the project.
Firstly two coats of UZIN PE 425 primer was applied to the anhydrite screed. Two coats of UZIN PE 404 resin DPM were then installed, followed by a coat of UZIN PE 280 rapid drying primer. A flat and smooth finish was achieved by installing UZIN NC 150 water mix smoothing compound. Finally a variety of different floor coverings including luxury vinyl tiles, vinyl and safety flooring were installed using UZIN KE 2000 S pressure sensitive adhesive. The innovative system enabled Russells Flooring Ltd to install the new flooring in time for clients opening date. The client was extremely happy with the finish of the floor coverings and Russells Flooring Ltd received exceptional feedback from the builders regarding their standard of work.


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NEW GUIDANCE ON WASHROOM LEGALITIES AND GOOD PRACTICE

By law (Equality Act 2010), venues need to make anticipatory ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the built environment to prevent disabled people being put at a ‘substantial’ disadvantage- that includes suitable toilets!
To help all involved in the decision-making process get it right, Clos-o-Mat- Britain’s leading provider of toilet solutions to restore dignity to people who need help to ‘go to the loo’- has produced a new white paper. ‘Accessible Toilets, Washrooms & Bathrooms- The Provisions Beyond Building Regulations Approved Document M’ explains why Approved Document M type toilets do NOT meet the needs of up to 14million people*, and outlines the relevant British Standards and guidelines for compliance.
The new white paper is available free of charge for download from Clos-o-Mat’s website www.clos-o-mat.com. It is complimented by papers specific to the various accessible washrooms- Changing Places, Space to Change, hygiene rooms- and to industry sectors, plus technical support material including CAD blocks, NBS specifications, dimension sheets and installation data.
Clos-o-Mat, founded over 55 years ago and family-owned, is the leading provider of toilet solutions for disabled people in Britain. It is unique in manufacturing its products in the UK, and in its ability to deliver, in-house, the complete package from design advice through project management, supply, install, commissioning, to after-sales service & maintenance. No other major provider of ‘away from home’ toilets with changing facilities can deliver that full ambit.


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A Burning Passion For Fire

The German premium manufacturer of firing technology Spartherm proudly presents an exclusive range of bioethanol fireplaces branded ebios-fire® which are now also made available for the discerning customer in Great Britain. Made And Tested In Germany - In order to provide an optimum of customer service, the expansive range of ebios-fire® models comprises both standard and made to measure built-in fireplace models in almost any thinkable layout.
Great versatility, product safety and outstanding German quality are key values at Spartherm's production facilities where all ebios-fire® models are originally designed, crafted and tested by passionate, skilled craftsmen. Test certificates issued by TÜV Germany further underline the outstanding safety of ebios-fire® bioethanol fires, which feature a wide choice of manual and automatic bioethanol burners.
Versatility Is Key - The ebios-fire® range of products is available in a vast variety of finishes meeting the requirements of architects and interior designers on an international level.


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Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality

A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit Care.
Thomas Dixon, who lives with his mum and dad in Darlington, is delighted with the new bathroom.
To allow Thomas the freedom to move around the house with the space and ease of access he requires, his parents bought a new bungalow, and for the last 18 months have been adapting it with three extensions to suit their needs.
One of the extensions is a new wet-room, which has been fitted with specialist products supplied by Pressalit Care, the leaders in flexible bathroom products. The lime green height adjustable shower chair with arm supports, and a hinged arm support alongside the WC, chosen by the Dixon family, are part of Pressalit Care’s Plus range. 
Thomas has the support of Vito, his companion dog, for tasks in the bathroom such as opening the door, getting the towel and helping get undressed.
Pressalit Care’s shower chair is fitted onto a vertical track which makes adjusting the height of the chair simple and straight forward as Thomas’s needs change. Hinged arm supports alongside the WC help enormously with sitting and standing transfers, importantly these can be folded up against the wall when not in use. 
Pressalit Care is a leader in furnishings for people with physical disabilities.


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Aquatiere Launches New Website With A Special Page For Architects

Aquatiere is a supplier of domestic and commercial water filters and water treatment units. Aquatiere blends its own patented filter media with traditional filter medias to produce the best possible filtered water in the UK.
Aquatiere’s redeveloped website includes a page tailored for architects where a hand picked selection of products for architect specifications is displayed.
To make specification as easy as possible, content is arranged into a specific format following architectural advice. The product image is followed by concise text about the products and their features together with installation diagrams and specifications.
Then, so that you can easily add the content to your own specifications, all the product information is available for download in PDF or MS word format for easy attachment or copy and paste into your document.


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WE’RE IN! Network VEKA evolves into Independent Network

Network VEKA has announced the next phase in its evolution, rebranding as Independent Network.
Built on a solid 20+ year heritage as a leading network of the UK’s most trusted independent installers, Network VEKA invested significantly in consumer research to identify opportunities to better connect with consumers.  The research confirmed that the Network VEKA ‘recipe’ is fully aligned to consumer needs and exactly what they are looking for, however its ‘packaging’ required improvement to better engage with homeowners.
Member companies – many of which have been part of the pioneering installer support organisation since its advent in 1996 – got their first look at Independent Network’s new branding at the recent Members’ Weekend.


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Kawneer systems prove their conservation area adaptability in St Andrew Square

Architectural aluminium glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer have been specified for a landmark office building in the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Area.
The Kawneer AA®110 capped and SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling, complemented by series 190 heavy-duty and 350 severe-duty commercial entrance doors, are used on multiple floors of the offices and on some elements of the eight retail/restaurant units.
Creating a sustainable future for the site, the brief demanded the highest architectural quality to complement and stand alongside adjacent buildings surrounding the Square and beyond, and to create economically-viable, high-quality Grade A office space.
The building maximises natural daylight and the spectacular views. It retains adjacent Category A listed and Category B listed buildings, with a speculative office development with retail units, including high-end residential apartments and basement parking. Bronze feature picture windows and the Kawneer curtain walling mullions contrast visually with the background and frame the stunning views.
The site is now transformed, with the nine-storey building clad in stone and glass with the bronze windows and bespoke Aurubis “bronze” metal fins attached to the curtain walling by Kawneer, part of the Arconic group.
The bespoke metal fins were fabricated from a proprietary aluminium bronze flat sheet, Aurubis Nordic Royal, an alloy of copper with aluminium and zinc, with a rich golden through-colour. Specially made for the project, extensive research was carried out to establish the best method of forming their tapered profile by folding the flat sheet and achieving a high quality finish.
When viewed from straight-on the fins are almost invisible, allowing uninterrupted views in and out, but at an angle the visibility progressively closes up until completely blocked by the fins and the elevations appear solid. This means appearance of the building continuously changes.


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ArcHaus Receives a Facelift from Remmers

The exterior of this iconic building was suffering with high levels of damage, including salt ingress and excessive cracking to the render and brickwork.
Salt Inhibitor was used as a ‘masonry salt blocker’ and applied to the exposed brickwork. Large areas of the render were repaired with Restoration Render and the deep section repairs were completed with Remmers Betofix R2, a fast curing, high strength concrete repair mortar.
OS Concre Fill and Impregnation Primer were also applied prior to the application of the final protective coating system.
To mitigate reflective cracking in the future, Remmers Elastoflex system with reinforcement was applied throughout, giving a high degree of finish to the exterior of this 1930’s landmark building.


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Glass balconies add style to coastal location

Another development of luxury apartments – this time on the scenic coast of Yorkshire - has specified Neaco’s range of glass balconies, balustrade and aluminium decking.
The complex of 32 properties includes Neaco’s balustrade installed to a terrace to the front of the building, their standard Juliet balcony designs throughout and a number of the company’s bespoke walk-on balcony designs with their aluminium grille systems used as flooring. The balconies and balustrade include aluminium stanchions and rails specified in a black powder coated finish which complements the tinted glass panels.
Featuring an innovative T-bar grille profile, Neaco’s grille systems are designed to provide a large foot contact area – typically between 74% and 100% on balcony applications - whilst enabling efficient drainage of rainwater. The systems are extremely versatile and also ideal for a wide range of alternative uses, including ventilation, cladding, access walkways and solar shading louvres.
Neaco’s aluminium handrails and balustrade are available in a wide range of other powder coated finishes, including various solid and metallic colours and wood-effect. They also manufacture balustrade solutions in stainless steel for a particularly high-class appearance and extremely hard wearing performance with no ongoing maintenance required to maintain its visual quality. Different grades can be supplied to suit different environments – for example, typically Grade 316 for external use and Grade 304 for dry internal use. Other balustrade infill options include rails, tension wire, perforated panels and mesh. Neaco also offers structural glass systems with no supporting uprights for maximum visibility and a minimalist aesthetic.


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Remmers Sets Sail at Red Wharf Bay

Red Wharf Bay Sailing & Watersports Club is set in an area of outstanding beauty at Traeth Bychan on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The member’s clubhouse has been sited here for over 50 years due to its suitable sailing waters.
The members of the committee decided that the exterior of the building was looking a little tired and a refresh was needed before the new season started at Easter. Remmers Compact Opaque PU topcoat was selected for the job due to its performance characteristics and suitability to coastal locations.
Over two weekends of good weather, the clubhouse was transformed and the new colour gave the clubhouse the refreshed look it deserved.


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Trapac Tile And Snow Guards For £3 Billion Chelsea Barracks Development

The first phase of construction of 448 homes at the former Chelsea Barracks includes 123 designated as ‘affordable’. Eight years after being sold by the MoD for almost £1 billion the development, designed by architects Squire and Partners, consists of three blocks of up to eight storeys. Klober Trapac® Tile and Snow Guards were used on the ‘super-prime’ 13-acre site as an easy-to-fit means of preventing tile fragments, snow or débris from falling to the ground. Suitable for installation with flat or profiled concrete interlocking tiles, support brackets are linked using grid connectors and need no support batten.


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Green Roof Habitat Creation

The green roof is now a reasonable option in urbanised areas for those wishing to do their bit for the environment. With habitat loss being one of the main reasons in the decline of the UK's flora and fauna, the green roof is now an important part of the solution to help provide new habitats.
Sedum Roof Best for Invertebrates
Research has shown, that green roofs provide excellent homes for a whole host of invertebrates as well as giving a source of food for pollen feeding creatures such as bees and butterflies. The type of plant used on green roofs are more successful than others in attracting wildlife.
At Riefa, we recommend sedum plants for your green roof. A sedum roof benefits as the sedum tends to have a long flowering season. With the right mix, a sedum roof will flower from the spring through to late autumn thereby offering a sustainable living environment as well as an important source of food.


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Shedding Light On Education At Ayrshire College

Metal Technology supplied a comprehensive suite of architectural aluminium systems which complemented the creation of a futuristic look to the world class educational facility for Ayrshire College, Kilmarnock.
The design places two legs of teaching accommodation around a central atrium, creating a mature, open series of interconnected spaces. Working with main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey and the project design team, Metal Technology supplied two variants of its System 17 Curtain Walling (capped and silicone pointed) allowing light filled spaces to become a real feature of this project.
System 10 commercial doors were used in the main thoroughfares with System 5-20D Hi+ doors and 4-20Hi+ casement windows from the [THERMAL] range used extensively throughout the building. These systems feature bespoke gaskets, cellular foams and polyamide thermal isolators, delivering impressively low U values.
Developed with an ethos of sustainability, the exceptional structural, thermal, acoustic and security performance of the Metal Technology systems used also contributed to the Colleges BREEAM Excellent rating, as well as the building’s Secured by Design status. The £53million campus was built on the former Diageo site and will be used by 5,000 students each year.


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