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London GP Surgery Gets The Pendock Treatment

Pendock, the manufacturer of Pipe Boxing, Column Casings, Radiator Guards and specialist Perimeter Casings for heating, has supplied a range of products for work on a doctors’ practice, located in South-east London.

In the refurbishment of the Albion Street Group Practice in Rotherhithe, contractor Westwise Service Management Ltd., identified a potential risk of burn/scald injury to building occupants from the heating system’s exposed pipework and radiators, as well as aesthetic issues.

Project Manager, Huseyin Asim, contacted Pendock to source a protection solution which would be hygienic and suit the cleaning regime of a medical establishment, as well as being safe, attractive and straightforward to install. The refurbishment project required Pendock to produce bespoke and standard radiator enclosures for some of the rooms, which are also not truly square.

Ultima Plus Radiator Guards were chosen for the surgery. These Low Surface Temperature (LST) guards provide the ultimate in protection against burns, while the ‘bullnose’ corners afford further safety in accidental falls or where there is a risk from self-harm. Ultima and Ultima Plus guards are finished with an anti-bacterial coating to combat MRSA, Salmonella, E- coli and C-difficile.


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STUDOR STOKES UP INTEREST IN TEC-VENT

Studor, the world leader in drainage ventilation and only specialist manufacturer of Air Admittance Valves (AAVs), has updated the Tec-Vent fire retardant AAV. The original version, launched in 2003, was the first of its kind in the world.

Manufactured from flame retardant material, the Tec-Vent is specifically designed for buildings such as schools, airports, hospitals, high-rise structures and other public areas, as well as in oil and gas, aviation and other industrial settings where flame retardance is a priority. The Tec-Vent can also be used domestically where fire retardance is important for residents’ safety.

“The Tec-Vent is the perfect option for the design and construction community to specify and use instead of extending expensive flame retardant vent piping,” comments Studor’s UK Managing Director Stephen Taylor. “It offers considerable savings to penetrating through roofs or walls, whilst offering no compromise to safety or efficiency”.

The Tec-Vent is UL Classified in the United States and has active approvals worldwide. It is sold across Europe, Asia and Australia, with installations including Doha International Airport and the Denver Convention Centre.

Protecting the trap seals in the drainage system, the Tec-Vent allows fresh air to enter and ensures that the pressure within the drainage system is properly balanced. When the flow stops the Tec-Vent closes by gravity and prevents any foul air and dangerous gases escaping and entering habitable space.


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Devon Development Shows Benefits Of Omnie Underfloor Heating

A high quality residential development in one of Devon’s most sought-after locations, is making extensive use of underfloor heating systems from the proven and versatile OMNIE range.

The four properties at Clearwater Court in Clyst St. Mary – two of them conversions of a former industrial building and two new-builds - are nearing completion by Vision Developments (SW) Ltd., creating spacious and energy efficient homes with character. Within the converted paintworks, the modernised masonry construction offers both high standards of insulation and thermal mass while the space heating is being provided by high performance gas boilers distributed by two OMNIE solutions.

Boilers in each property are connected via two of OMNIE’s Axios manifolds located at ground floor and first floor level. Across the kitchen and other downstairs rooms, OMNIE’s Staple system has been installed over insulation before being covered by a screed. Then in the bedrooms and bathrooms, the specification switches to the LowBoard 15 panels installed over the particleboard flooring, with insulation between the timber joists.


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TERRAZZO TILE FLOORING ADDS STYLE AT TOP COVENT GARDEN RESTAURANT

Fabulous finish will stand the test of time at Italian jewel

The popularity and specification of terrazzo tiles, which provide both high performance flooring and stand the test of time with regards to fashion, is growing according to the National Federation of Terrazzo, Marble and Mosaic Specialists.

Federation Secretary Brian James comments: “A good example of the enduring popularity of terrazzo tile floors is at Margot restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. It helps bring together the quality and craftsmanship used throughout the rest of the restaurant.

“When shaping the interior of the restaurant our aim was to amalgamate the rich heritage of Italian design,” adds Tom Strother of interior design studio Fabled Design. “The terrazzo tile flooring selected had both the colour and the finish to complement the textures and the detail of our design.

NFTMMS member Quiligotti, the UK’s largest terrazzo tile manufacturer, supplied the tile flooring throughout the restaurant.

“Our tiles are decorative yet hard wearing so can be installed across a range of projects including restaurants, airports, train stations and retail stores,” explains Mike Moseley, Business Development Manager of Quiligotti. “Supplying tiles to meet the high quality feel our client expected for this project was creative, challenging and ultimately very successful.”

The Quil-X Large tiles chosen are fixed like a traditional ceramic tile on adhesive and do not need to be ground and polished on completion, saving money and installation time on site. Developed to meet the growing demand for Palladian style floors, the tiles are manufactured in a range of nine colours incorporating large marble aggregates with a contrasting matrix of smaller aggregates.


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Remmers Leads the Way With Low Emission Resin Flooring

Remmers Epoxy OS Color New is a coloured Epoxy Self Smoothing resin system suitable for industrial and commercial applications. Its high mechanical strength coupled with excellent chemical resistance makes it ideal for industrial environments whilst its innovative reduction in VOC’s means it is perfect for commercial applications such as Schools, Hospitals or retail areas.

Epoxy OS Color New is one of a select band of Remmers Solvent free epoxy resins that holds AgBB certification thanks to a huge reduction in the use of harmful ingredients when compared to standard resin flooring. These market leading improvements come alongside the usual high-quality product performance that Remmers clients have come to expect.

The system is available in a range of standard colours but can also be produced to any RAL, BS or NCS colour to suit the designer’s tastes.


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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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An elegant glass fireplace to rival the starry sky

The stylish Tower indoor glass fireplace in the ebios-fire® designer range by SPARTHERM, one of Germany and Europe’s leading manufacturers of modern fireplaces, provides an all-round view of the leaping flames. At the same time, the unit produces fantastic light effects that are reflected all around, magically creating a starry sky in the living room.

This elegant glass and stainless steel pillar of fire is operated with bioethanol. Unlike a conventional fireplace which is permanently installed, a bioethanol fireplace is mobile. Standing approximately 150 cm tall and about 45 cm in diameter, the unit is available in Black, Terra and White.

It also scores top for safety, because all SPARTHERM units are equipped with a patented bioethanol burner and a non-combustible ceramic mat. The combustion technology produces warm, yellow flames and there is an integral burn-back preventer. Furthermore, the two tanks are housed inside the body, well below the stainless steel burner. A small electric pump delivers the bioethanol to the burner and the flame height can be controlled from the convenience of the sofa via a remote control.


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Dallmer To Show At Sleep Exhibition On Stand G28

The German based shower drain specialist, Dallmer, will be showcasing some of its most stylish and popular products during this year’s Sleep Exhibition, being staged at the Business Design Centre in London (November 21st – 22nd).

Visitors to the event will find Dallmer on stand G28 to see and feel the quality of its linear floor drains first hand, as well as being able to consult the company’s technical sales staff about the specific needs of their own installation or potential projects.
Amongst the key products featured on the stand will be Dallflex, as well as CeraWall P and CeraWall S units: offering customers versatile solutions to removing high volumes of water from shower enclosures, stylishly and effectively. The Dallflex DN50 drain body can actually coordinate with CeraFloor, CeraNiveaux and Zentrix as well as CeraWall shower channels, offering rugged polypropylene construction with height adjustment, ball-jointed outlet and an integral sealing collar.

The CeraWall P or Plan channel is produced in 1000-1500 mm lengths and can be used with floor finishes from 12 to 24 mm thick, while CeraWall S in polished stainless steel ranges from 800-1500mm. There are also 800 and 900 mm options in satin stainless steel. Dallmer’s participation at the Sleep Exhibition will ensure any bedroom can be given the ultimate en-suite bathroom.


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Leading rendering company’s hat trick win at national awards

Leading render and external wall insulation supplier SPSenvirowall has scooped three awards at the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards, taking home more awards than any other entrant.

Its work on Langley Academy Primary School in Berkshire picked up both the coveted Project of the Year and New Build awards at the national ceremony. SPSenvirowall supplied high performance external wall insulation and renders to the project.

SPSenvirowall also scooped the High Rise Refurbishment award in recognition of the work carried out on Bristol’s council-owned high rise buildings Sedgewick House and Barwick House. SPSenvirowall’s Wall System 2 and flexible brick slips resulted in reduced energy consumption, extended lifespan and improved appearance of the buildings.

Paul Winwood, Managing Director of SPSenvirowall, said: “Our teams worked hard to deliver these projects to the highest quality so we are proud to be collecting a hat trick of awards from INCA this year.”


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Opening the way for Kalwall®

Structura UK has formed a strategic partnership with RAICO Bautechnik GmbH to develop an adaption of their THERM+ curtain walling system to accommodate Kalwall®, considered to be one of the most insulating light transmitting panel systems available.

The THERM+ framing system offers a wealth of possibilities such as the facility to conceal fixings and screws making for a seamless finish and the flexibility to use a frame in aluminium, timber or steel. It also presents the opportunity for semi-unitising the panels which can incorporate windows, Kalwall or a combination of both. This allows for monolithic, single action installations which save time on site and give excellent cost benefits together with a high performance long life cycle.

This new system variation is the result of intensive research and development at RAICO’s in-house testing facility in Pfaffenhausen, Bavaria. It has passed a series of assessments designed to replicate various CWCT criteria and EN 13830 “Curtain walling - Product standard”. Testing was completed using the RAICO THERM+ 56 A-I system with a standard Kalwall 70mm panel.


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SUPERQUILT MULTI-LAYER FOIL EARNS AGREMENT APPROVAL

The effectiveness of SuperQuilt, part of the YBS range, as a single layer insulation solution for use beneath pitched roof rafters, in either new-build or refurbishment situations has been underlined by the award of a coveted BBA Certificate.

Agrement Certificate 17/5388 explains in detail how the already widely specified, multi-layer foil insulation can be used to retain energy within attic or habitable loft spaces: cutting fuel bills, improving comfort levels and adding value. Importantly, it can be employed to address detail areas such as the cheeks of dormers, dwarf walls, bonnet hips and other features.

The Certification comes after prolonged evaluation by the British Board of Agrement and covers such considerations as related Building Regulation matters, design criteria, ventilation and installation guidance, as well as regular review by the highly respect authority.

Crucially, the Agrement Certificate confirms that under normal conditions the durability of the SuperQuilt will be equivalent to that of the roof it is installed within and will contribute to controlling condensation in the roof space, while offering very good thermal performance.


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SGB wins major new scaffolding contract with leading developer

Leading scaffolding and access system provider SGB has revealed details of a significant new deal it has won from a major UK property developer. The four-year deal sees SGB appointed as the sole scaffolding provider to Countryside’s North West division, in a contract valued in excess of £13 million. SGB - which is part of the Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services group – will now provide scaffolding services to Countryside.

The Countryside work will be focussed on SGB’s Manchester depot, where General Manager Alan Arthur added: “We have proved to Countryside the we have the size, strength and capabilities that few other scaffolding providers, if any, can match, but which are essential to fulfil a major contract such as this.”

SGB has a well-established relationship with Countryside. In 2014 the company was chosen from a list of five scaffolding suppliers to be Countryside’s sole provider, under a two-year deal, which saw the volume of business grow to an annual order value of £3.5m.


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Local charity residents given level access showering thanks to Marmox

Marmox has supplied ten of its specialist Showerstone level access trays for an apartment development in Newark, aimed at those likely to have mobility issues. The new-build project for a local charity by Taylor Pearson Construction Ltd. will provide 22 high specification dwellings for retirees. Guy Taylor Associates is the regional architectural practice leading the widely acclaimed and sustainable project.

Phase 2, where the trays have been used, has created ten, one-bedroom flats, on two floors where, on the ground floor the Marmox Showerstone trays were set within a screeded floor, while those upstairs have been installed into the timber joists to maintain level access. All the 1200 x 1200mm Marmox trays were supplied via the Chesterfield branch of SIG.

Taylor Pearson Construction Contracts Manager, Matt Hodgkins, said: “We were seeking a high quality shower tray to meet all the challenges for this job and actually identified Marmox Showerstone, working with the architect, on the Internet. The feedback that I got from our operatives on site who fitted them was that they were not difficult to install, and they offer a good base for the vinyl flooring to be applied.”


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The silence of international design

Israel’s Setter Architects have designed stunning new offices for several international companies, including Palo Alto Networks, one of the world’s most innovative technology organisations. Their interiors all benefit from high performance acoustic ceilings manufactured by Troldtekt in Denmark.

Palo Alto benefits from stunning aesthetics and controlled environments which absorb the sounds and reverberations from hard surfaces and the natural echoes of a very busy offices. The superior acoustic performance of the ceilings is combined with different forms of lighting, air-conditioning and amplifiers. Apart from high sound absorption, other benefits include durability and natural breathability coupled with low cost performance and sustainability as documented by Cradle to Cradle certification at silver level.

Troldtekt natural wood wool ceiling panels are widely specified throughout the UK, Europe and internationally for many different buildings as well as for refurbished interiors.


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