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Cembrit - Using Cembrit Alpina Natural Roof Slates is a Breeze on the Devon Coast
Cembrit’s Alpina natural slates have been used to great effect in the redevelopment of an award-winning holiday park in North Devon. The aesthetically pleasing material harmonises seamlessly with the coastal surroundings. Located on the coast of North Devon, Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village is a seaside resort which lies at the mouth of a valley in the parish of Mortehoe. Voted as Britain’s Best Holiday Park in 2015...Read More
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Frenger - 101 New Cavendish
The extensive refurbishment of 101 New Cavendish Street has been a most impressive and distinguished project incorporating nearly 2-kilometers of Active Multi-service Chilled Beams over 4-floor levels - over 8500 square meters of prime office space. The Multi-service Chilled Beams on this project provide the main architectural feature within the office space, therefore they are designed to enhance the building by using state...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - School Roofing – Seven More Value Engineered...
School roofing today requires a collaborative approach, robust specification and cost efficient product selection. SIG Design & Technology and SIG Insulation are working with the Interserve Kajima consortium on a batch of seven secondary school projects to deliver a value-engineered, robust school roofing solution as part of the Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading Priority (HLR) School Building Programme. Four of the...Read More
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Levolux - Getting on Top at the Crick
The Francis Crick Institute in central London is a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation. It’s research groups are now beginning to move into a new state-of-the-art building, featuring an extraordinary roof screening solution from Levolux. This striking new building, designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating by architects from HOK with PLP Architecture, is one of Europe’s largest biomedical research...Read More
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Swish Cladding Scores at Blackpool FC!
More than 1000m² of low maintenance cladding from Swish Building Products has been installed at the home of the Seasiders, Blackpool Football Club. The cladding has been used to refurbish the club’s canopied walkway and entrance on Bloomfield Road. Main contractor, Lowline Ceilings developed a system to use the cladding as a suspended ceiling. The Blackpool FC maintenance team specified a replacement ceiling...Read More
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SSQ Slate - Slate for Architects
Thinking about using natural slate for a project? You’re in the right place. Whether you’re restoring a historical gem, crafting a modern wonder or simply making the world a little more beautiful one building at a time, we’ve got the slate for you…so keep reading! You only need to take a look at our gallery and case studies for proof that natural slate is the perfect way to crown your building. There is no substitute for natural slate...Read More
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Space Air - The New Visitor Centre
Space Airconditioning plc, the UK Daikin Distributor, is proud to have been involved with the new visitor centre at the famous Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT), working in conjunction with the Channel Islands Building Services and Sustainability Engineers - Jersey Energy. The project we describe here would not be classified as large by any means or one that represents an extensive application of Daikin technologies...Read More
Monodraught - Sustainable Home-Building; using SUNPIPE® Systems to bring...
A multi-million pound property has recently been completed on the outskirts of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire by EAB Construction. EAB Construction are a company that specialises in offering a bespoke, award winning service, ranging from specification builds for private individuals through to their own uniquely designed and luxuriously appointed developments. Their client wanted to increase the amount of natural...Read More
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Catnic - Steel Roofing & Cladding - Is it the Ideal Way to Build it Better?
The architectural community has had a long love affair with zinc or aluminium standing seam systems. That’s because as a roofing material it does offer a number of undeniable benefits. It provides a visually appealing aesthetic, which is favoured by many specifers and when it comes to performance; well it’s a malleable and sturdy building material that can last for many years. However, there are disadvantages as well...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona SimpLay Helps Create High Design Office for Stallergenes Greer
Polyflor’s high performance Expona SimpLay PUR loose lay luxury vinyl tiles were recently used to create a stunning office interior for the London headquarters of global biopharmaceutical company Stallergenes Greer. Designed by Resonate Interior Architecture, heavy commercial Expona SimpLay flooring in two contrasting wood effect designs was chosen for the refurbishment of Stallergenes Greer’s Bernard Street office...Read More
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Apollo Detectors Protect International Logistics Centre in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has been at the centre of international logistics ever since the times of the famous Silk Road more than 2000 years ago, part of which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, modern logistics connect even the furthest corners of this large Asian country the size of Western Europe, enabling the utilisation of its vast mineral resources and enormous economic potential. Due to this Kazak transport company...Read More
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TheisCraft - The Junction Chooses TheisCraft for Lighting Controls
TheisCraft Lighting Controls has been appointed to provide and commission the lighting control system for The Junction located above Watford Junction Station. Having completed the CAT A fit out TheisCraft has designed for CAT B to supply and commission the lighting control system for this seven storey high specification office building. The system comprises DALI controlled modules throughout and will include daylight...Read More
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Euroclad - Flashings Finish Top of the Class at New Schools
This Autumn sees four new schools open in South Wales as part of a scheme to improve and advance educational facilities to deliver a 21st Century Curriculum. The overall project, headed by Willmott Dixon Construction, includes two newly built schools in the boroughs of Caerphilly and Torfaen, and two redevelopments of existing sites, also located in Torfaen. The construction works have involved many companies supplying...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Specifying Rooflights to Approved Document K Whitepaper
Rooflights are a great way of providing a safe and secure means of accessing a roof and increasing usable roof space by converting flat roofed areas into terraces and roof gardens, they can also be installed to provide less frequent access to a roof area in order to complete maintenance tasks. When you are considering access to a roof space there are several factors that should be taken into account in order to comply with the Building...Read More
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