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Kemperol Keeps London’s Silos Functional
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Catnic Roof Installed for Bradley Boating Business
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Happy Days for Activity Centre Thanks to IKO’s Fix That Hut Scheme
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Leadwork In Focus: BLM Launch 2017 Photo Competition
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Roofing Contractor Keeping Quiet About the Advantages of Magply
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MSA Safety’s V-FORM Harness Raises the Bar with Streamlined High-Spec Solution
26.04.17MSA Safety’s V-FORM Harness Raises the Bar with Streamlined High-Spec Solution MSA Safety is launching its V-FORM safety harness, a high-specification and competitively priced fall protection harness that offers features and strengths that reinforce the company’s position as the leading name in PPE. It gives users the comfort and knowledge that they are choosing a harness that won’t let them down and carries a ten-year lifespan. The V-FORM harness is the first product available in the new V range of products, named after the iconic V-Gard® safety helmet developed by MSA in 1962 and trusted by tens of millions of personal protection users across the globe. Additionally, the V-FORM harness makes outstanding work-at-height safety accessible to all by delivering MSA Safety’s market-leading standards at an exceptional price. Simplicity with Safety Designed to be comfortable, light and easy to use, the V-FORM harness combines simplicity with safety in a streamlined harness that can be fastened securely and released quickly. An intuitive design ensures correct fitting first time, every time. Specific features include: Tailored to requirements with either 3 or 5-point adjustment High-visibility alert to show if the equipment has been used in a fall Sub-pelvic strap for more even weight distribution Certified to take 140 kg Comfortable to wear and work in all day Advanced manufacture and materials to optimise durability Velcro label protector 10-year lifespan Alastair Hogg is Director for Fall Protection Sales and Business Development, International said “We want to ensure that our safety solutions are available to as many users as possible so have developed a product that offers MSA’s standards at an accessible price.” Available now, for further information please contact 01380 732700 or visit MSAsaf...
Sarnafil Plus Has Market Roof Covered
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Science Flagship ‘Pro-tected’ With State-of-the-Art Roofing Technology
24.04.17Science Flagship ‘Pro-tected’ With State-of-the-Art Roofing Technology A flagship innovation facility which will enable energy research and development is using advanced ‘green’ technology in its building. Willmott Dixon has refurbished the existing building on the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park to create a new, multi-million-pound Intelligent Energy System Demonstrator (IESD). The project includes upgrading the five-storey building’s roof. Sub-contractor Range Roofing has used Protan single ply polymer membrane, secured using a combination of traditional mechanical fix systems and the innovative SFS intec isoweld® 3000 system. In total, Range used 1200m2 of Protan SE1.6mm, supplied in 2m wide rolls. Range Roofing’s Nick Haves explained: “The main plan area is timber, so we could use traditional mechanical fixing techniques; the other element is a concrete slab overlaid with infill material, plus over the years there have been several lots of repairs undertaken. “As a result the thickness varies massively across the roof, up to 500mm in places! It also had a variety of fall across its span, and screed. We therefore needed a method that delivered optimum adjustability, hence our choice of isoweld®.” Wider material He added: “Protan’s ability to provide wider material was a big benefit too, giving us greater flexibility in our positioning of the fixings, not necessarily at close centres, yet still ensuring the roof would perform. It also offers environmental benefits, which complemented the end use of the building.” Due for completion in spring 2017, the IESD will deliver a space where industry can work alongside the University of Chester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering to new power saving and distribution technologies for low cost, environmentally responsible energy sources. It is being funded through the Growth Deal awarded to Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP). Philip Cox, Chief Executive of CWLEP, said: “The IESD is a nationally significant project that will be a flagship for the site.” Protan SE, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather conditions without detriment: it is certified to ≤ -30°. Hot-air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof, the membrane achieves durability in excess of 30 years, with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest building regulations. It has been proven to perform with the SFS intec isoweld® 3000 field fastening system solution for flat roofs. Isoweld® works with induction technology and is non-penetrating. Secure attachment is achieved through the welding of the membrane to a dedicated stress plate, independent of the membrane overlaps. Protan SE membrane is under the Green Guide, accredited with achieving a A+ rating. The single ply membrane is just part of Protan’s comprehensive quality offering, which includes green and protected roofing solutions, all fully BBA certified. Established some 75 years ago, and still privately-owned, Protan is one of the top three membrane manufacturers in Europe. A manufacturing member of SPRA, Protan can provide a full support service, from a comprehensive RIBA-approved CPD programme in single ply membranes, NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice from Protan UK’s Warrington office and training facilit...
Grey is the New White!
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Engineered Solutions are Taking Over from Natural Wood
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Alumasc Skyline Adds Perfect Finishing Touch to Assisted Living Complex
18.04.17Alumasc Skyline Adds Perfect Finishing Touch to Assisted Living Complex Alumasc Skyline was recently chosen by contractors Tetraclad to design and supply bespoke soffits and fascia for the assisted living complex Greenfields in Leighton Buzzard. The prestigious development is made up of 82 one and two bedroomed apartments, designed for over 55s. The apartments are finished to a high standard and are available on a rental or shared ownership basis, with extra care assistance available for those who need it. Alumasc Skyline designed, manufactured and supplied tailored soffit and fascia products for the entrance hall and a circular feature at the back of the building. Matt Swaffer, Contracts Manager at Tetraclad, explained: “I’ve worked with Alumasc Skyline before, and I know they can produce a bespoke solution from design to delivery. We needed fascia and soffits for the curved structure which wouldn’t be available off-the-shelf. So we called Skyline’s Technical Sales Manager Ivan Colvil to provide a suitable solution. It’s always best to go to the experts!” Ivan visited the site and drew up the plans for a comprehensive fascia and soffit system for the entrance, both for the front and rear of the building. Ivan said: “The challenge was to design a system to the customer’s requirements, which was to fit the curved outline of the entrance hall. Once the drawings were completed and the product manufactured, I visited the site to advise on installation and help with any queries. The job was finished within six weeks, from first site visit to delivery.” Alumasc Skyline is part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), the first joined up brand in the industry to provide an overall water management solution, from rain to drain. AWMS also includes Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer Building Drainage and Gatic Civil Drainage. To find out how Alumasc Skyline’s bespoke solutions can benefit your domestic or commercial projects, call 0808 100 2008 or visit the Alumasc website here. ...
More Team Developments at AWMS
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Innovative Youth Centre is Regenerated
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Being ‘Green’ Puts Care ‘In The Pink’
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Mosque Returned to New: Dome Roof Receives Waterproof Repairs
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Ecological Building Systems Teams Up with Experts for UK’s First CLT Masterclass
31.03.17Ecological Building Systems Teams Up with Experts for UK’s First CLT Masterclass Sustainable building products and Passivhaus project supplier, Ecological Building Systems, will bring together experts from across Europe on Thursday 11th May 2017 to hold the UK’s first ever masterclass in Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) design and construction. A full day event designed specifically for architects, Passivhaus designers and construction professionals, the masterclass shares insights from some of Europe’s leading experts in natural wood fibre insulation, intelligent air tightness and wind tightness and specialist fixing systems, at The Building Centre in central London.  Architect Review The itinerary will include an opportunity to review CLT projects with the architects that designed them, including Will Garner from the Midas Group and Bernard Tulkens from Tectonics architects who designed a CLT residential property alongside fellow masterclass presenter, certified Passivhaus designer, Peter Ranken, which won the Passivhaus of the Year award (Passivhaus Trust - Urban Category) and a Hackney Design Award in 2016. The opening address will be delivered by, Christiane Lellig, campaign director for Wood for Good, the timber industry’s campaign for promoting the use of wood in design and construction. Ecological Building Systems’ senior engineer and certified Passivhaus consultant, Niall Crosson, will then give an overview of the use of CLT in the UK followed by a series of presentations from specialist insulation, air tightness and wind tightness system providers from across Europe, including; Pro Clima, the intelligent air tight and wind tight products provider; Gutex, the vapour permeable wood fibreboard specialist; and leading fixing and fastenings company, HECO-Schraben. Q&A Session Alongside case study presentations from the architect presenters, there will also be an opportunity to discuss practical applications with the Ecological Building Systems team and a Q&A session with the entire panel. Comments Niall Crosson: “CLT construction has seen a significant increase in popularity over the past few years and, as we continue to address the challenges of sustainability by addressing issues such as material consumption, embedded carbon, energy efficiency and longevity, it looks set to become even more significant. “This masterclass provides a unique knowledge sharing opportunity to learn from best practice from across Europe and examine how CLT can contribute to sustainability, comfort, reduced carbon consumption and extended building lifecycles for both Passivhaus and conventional builds. CLT is proven in the UK across projects as diverse as multi-occupancy residential schemes in London, a range of commercial and public buildings, and affordable living schemes on the Isle of Mull.”  “The purpose of the CLT Masterclass is to help architects drive innovation in wood-based building design so that they can derive the greatest advantages from this most functional and traditional building material to address the sustainability and buildability challenges of the 21st century built environment.” CPD Credits Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance and 5 structured CPD credits. The event starts at 9.30am at The Building Centre on Thursday 11th May, concluding at 4.30pm, with a buffet lunch provided. Tickets are available from Eventbrite at a cost of £120 per delegate with a 10% discount for members of the Passivhaus Trust, The Green Register, AECB, ASBP, STBA or the Structural Timber Association. For more information visit Ecological Building Systems’ website h...
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