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A luxurious prospect at New York’s Whitby Hotel

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DMitchell_Whitby_MR (2)New York City’s newest boutique luxury hotel makes a bold statement in upper midtown Manhattan, thanks in no small part to the extensive use of Crittall steel windows, doors and internal screens and partitions.

The Whitby is the second in New York opened by Firmdale Hotels whose owners, Tim and Kit Kemp, have already made a big impression back across the pond with several stylish and luxurious properties in central London including Ham Yard and Soho that also exemplify the use of fenestration by Crittall.

Opened in late February, The Whitby is described as a celebration of contemporary art and design boasting a stylish restaurant, bar and conservatory as well as a colourful library, several private event spaces and a state-of-the-art cinema. Each of the 86 bedrooms has been individually styled with Kit Kemp’s world-renowned mix of colour, pattern, texture, and art.

170223_F_W_DrawingRoom_1161_LowRes (2)Located on West 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, The Whitby is just two blocks from Central Park. It is surrounded by world-class department stores, luxury designer boutiques and is a short walk to Broadway.

Its location informed the specific choice of glazing. At Firmdale’s other NYC hotel, on Crosby Street, W20 steel windows were used. The Whitby’s position called for even higher acoustic attenuation and so Crittall MW40 fenestration was selected. These windows can accept up to 30mm thick glazing providing excellent acoustic as well as thermal performance.

170524_F_TW_1600_0303_LowRes (2)Nevertheless, the sight lines are virtually the same as with the Corporate W20, that is to say the slender frames provide for maximum daylight while ensuring strength and security. All The Whitby’s guest rooms have floor to ceiling windows as a principal feature. The ground floor meanwhile (the first floor in American parlance) also features interior screens and lobby doors by Crittall employing a single-glazed W20 profile. These are especially versatile for use in association with door hardware, closers, card entry equipment and so forth, dependent on their use. Facing the streetscape at ground level are Corporate 20 windows; large full pane windows that are even more robust than MW40s and which accept up to 28mm glazing.

The Whitby has been designed by New York architectural practice Stonehill &Taylor, which also designed the Crosby Street Hotel. The Whitby presents an elegant limestone façade rising 18 storeys and featuring several balconies and terraces that create a distinctive shape, stepping back as the building rises from street level.

The building harmonises with the architecture of the immediate neighbourhood, particularly Fifth Avenue. Says Paul Taylor, lead architect on the project, and president at Stonehill & Taylor:

“The Crittall steel windows are imbued with old world craftsmanship and have the narrow sightlines that architects wish for.”

Contractors for the project were Flintlock Construction Services LLC.

www.crittall-windows.co.uk

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CEMBRIT OFFERS NEW CHOICE FOR WEATHERBOARD

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Cembrit Plank PR Shot - WeatherboardToday, the leading fibre cement building product manufacturer, Cembrit, is entering the UK market with a brand-new fibre cement weatherboard – Cembrit Plank.  Extremely versatile, low in maintenance, and rot, rust, warp, crack, sun, heat, rain and fire resistant, this board is an excellent alternative to timber and plastic based alternatives. The overlapping plank is designed to look like painted timber, but will retain its attractive appearance long after alternatives have started to age. Furthermore, Cembrit Plank does not require toxic preservative treatments in the way timber weatherboarding does.

Although there are other fibre cement weatherboards available, Cembrit has responded to market demand and offers Cembrit Plank, which is warrantied for 15 years. There are 15 different colours available, which have been especially chosen for the United Kingdom.  A range of white and dark grey shades match traditional building styles, while the addition of reds, pale browns and pastel green offer a more contemporary choice. In addition, the range includes a ready primed option for clients wishing to add their own choice of colour. For large enough orders, Cembrit can arrange customised colours.

The range includes a comprehensive set of colour matched accessories, including the roofline trims needed for a neat finish where façade meets the roof. Cembrit really has thought of everything to make life easy for property owners and installers.

“We have listened to our customers’ request for a wider range of colour options, dimensions and product properties. We found that the best solution to accommodate these demands was to launch our own line of planks that are designed specifically for the UK market,” says UK Sales Manager, Simon Mayes.  “The reason why fibre cement products are gaining ground in the UK is its amazing sturdiness combined with minimum maintenance, which is particularly the case as a substitute for wood. I am confident that fibre cement weatherboard is the ‘timber cladding’ of the future and the launch of Cembrit Plank is a natural next step in the development of our business and product selection.”

Cembrit Plank is available from 1st June. For more information, please visit the link www.cembrit.co.uk

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Axis Stanley Dura-Care doors for Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Axis Spire Hartswood 4435 aFive Stanley Dura-Care 7500 telescopic sliding doors have been installed by Axis Automatic Entrance Systems at the Spire Hartswood Private Hospital in Brentwood Essex.  Halliday Meecham Architects were looking to replace timber doors on the 5 patient “pods” used in the recovery area for day-case procedures. The previous doors restricted access for moving beds in and out of the rooms and also created a very closed and detached environment. While researching alternatives they found the Stanley Dura-Care door range featured on the Axis Automatic Entrance Systems website. The fully glazed doors create a much brighter and attractive ambience in the recovery rooms and the breakout facility makes moving beds around much easier. Four of the doors  consist of one fixed leaf 765mm wide and two sliding leaves that combine to give a clear opening of 1450mm in a full width of 2215mm. The fifth door is slightly smaller but of similar proportions.

Axis Spire Hartswood 4439 aThe Stanley Dura-Care 7500 is a manual sliding door system designed to meet the specific needs of hospital intensive and cardiac care units (ICU/CCU). This telescopic door is available in 3 or 6 panel packages and those installed at Spire Hartswood Hospital feature emergency breakout on the leading sliding leaf, positive latching and are a trackless design to provide completely unimpeded access.  The 6.4mm laminated glass panels have made the whole area much brighter and lighter and are proving very popular with patients and staff alike compared to the previous unglazed doors. Frosted film has been applied to parts of the glass to give privacy without reducing the overall brightness.

Project Manager Kevin Hill of M&O Building Contractors was also impressed with the service provided by Axis, particularly the way problems were overcome and the final completion date strictly adhered to.

Axis Spire Hartswood 4474 aSpire Hartswood Private Hospital, Brentwood, Essex is part of the Spire Healthcare hospital network that offers a comprehensive range of private hospital services. With a catchment area covering Brentwood, Billericay, Basildon, Romford and surrounding areas of Essex and East London, Spire Hartswood offers NHS “Choose and Book” services plus a range of treatments and procedures to insured and self-funding patients. The hospital holds the Macmillan Quality Environment Charter Mark for chemotherapy and breast care pathways.

The Stanley Dura-Care range of ICU/CCU doors offers a selection of sliding, swing, folding and bi-folding door configurations. They have all been designed to maximise clear space openings and have many features ideal for healthcare environments including smoke and draft controls, positive/negative pressure environments and anti-microbial protection. Electronic privacy glass can be fitted that instantly turns from clear to opaque with the flick of a switch for patient privacy.

Stanley are the world’s leading automatic door manufacturer and Axis Automatic Entrance Systems are the sole UK distributor of Stanley automatic door equipment. Axis offers a wide range of automatic and manual doors suitable for clean room or healthcare environments including the multi-award winning Flo-Motion® Manual Sliding Doors that were originally developed for the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital but are now installed in a number of hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland.

For further information call 01604 212500, email sales@axisautomatic.com or visit www.axisautomatic.com

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Terrabound On Track At Buckingham Palace

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Addagrip Case Study  Constitution Hill – The East-West Cycle Superhighway

Installed by Addagrip approved contractor F M Conway Ltd for Transport for London (TFL)

2,200m2 Terrabound Rhine Gold 6mm    Completed June 2017

ConstitutionHill 2aAddagrip were delighted to see their BBA approved Terrabound Resin Bound porous surfacing installed at Constitution Hill to form part of the new East-West Cycle Superhighway which will run through central London from Tower Hill to Lancaster Gate.

Working for Transport for London, F M Conway Ltd were responsible for the installation of a new stretch of the cycle path that runs alongside Green Park to provide a safe route for cyclists from Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch.

BBA approved Terrabound Resin Bound surfacing was selected to provide over 2,200m2 of smooth, seamless, porous paving that would be hard wearing and provide good slip resistance for the cyclists. The natural aggregate finish in a 6mm Rhine Gold complements the location alongside Green Park and will provide a low maintenance surface in this busy area of Central London.

ConstitutionHill 3aF M Conway carried out the installation over a 9-day period working in one of the busiest tourist locations in Central London and during a period of very hot weather. They started at Wellington Arch/Commonwealth Memorial end of Constitution Hill and finished the last 185m stretch outside Buckingham palace on Friday 8th July. Whilst the crowds gathered to watch the Household Cavalry ride up Constitution Hill from Wellington Arch, St James’s, London to Buckingham Palace there was also much public interest in seeing the team’s coordinated system of installing the resin bound surface and watching the transformation as it happened.

The work was completed alongside the existing path that runs along green park. A metal edging detail was used, separating the Resin Bound surface from the hoggin surface around the existing mature trees that line the roadside.

Oliver Stutts was pleased with the result:

‘Constitution Hill was the first scheme I have personally undertaken using this product. I was very much impressed with the delivery from Addagrip.

I found it to be a high-end and quality product and I would most certainly use this material in the future on projects of this calibre.

Due to the high profile nature of the works, the finished article needed to be of a high standard and the Addagrip Terrabound material certainly provided’

                                                          Oliver Scutts, Surfacing Department, FM Conway Ltd

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Waterproofing of contiguous piles

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concrete spraying 013Contiguous piles have many advantages in the formation of a retaining wall. This method of construction involves the creation of a line of deep bores that are then back filled with concrete. The advantage of this method of construction is that it is possible to support the adjacent structure before bulk excavation takes place. Contiguous piles are particularly suited to sites with restricted access.
Of all the methods of piling it is typically the most cost effective and least time consuming. The wall consists of individual piles typically installed at centres 150mm greater than their diameter. This means that there are gaps between the piles and therefore contiguous piles are suitable only where the groundwater table is permanently below excavation level.

concrete spraying 023Even above the water table, below ground structures can be subject to water pressure.  Surface water run-off, perched water tables and defective water mains can all lead to significant water ingress. It is very important that the below ground structure acts as the first line of defence from a waterproofing perspective.

The waterproofing of contiguous piles can often be challenging. It is not possible to rely on a waterproof additive in the piles themselves. Likewise it is not possible to waterproof the pile externally.

Cavity drainage membranes are the most reliable and effective method of waterproofing basement spaces however when used as the only waterproofing system with contiguous piled walls, special attention is require. It is important to minimise the workload of the groundwater drainage system and any pumps. Also it is crucial that earth from between the piles does not wash out into the drainage system and cause blockages.

It is therefore important to maximise the structural water tightness of the wall, this can be achieved using a poured or a spray concrete liner in front of the piles

New build residential

concrete spraying 024In recent years the structural warranty providers have begun to recognise the importance of effective waterproofing design. NHBC in chapter 5.4 states that where grade 3 protection is required where “below ground wall retains more than 600mm, measured from the lowest finished floor level, the waterproofing design should include a combination of two of the Types of waterproofing systems”

This secondary waterproofing system would need to be internal, again it would not be possible to waterproof the outside of the piles.

concrete spraying 026Koster NB1 is a high performance migratory crystalline slurry that not only acts as physical barrier but also acts to waterproof the substrate itself. The NB1 slurry can be spray or brush applied to a concrete liner wall formed in front of the piles and continued across the structural slab before the installation of the cavity drainage membrane.

An alternative would be to use the Delta Dualproof membrane. This is a pre applied external waterproof system but is suitable in this application as it can be “sandwiched” between the piles and a poured concrete liner. The face of the piles would need to be levelled before application by filling the cusps with mortar before the DualProof is applied. A concrete liner wall is then cast onto the DualProof waterproofing barrier.

Capping Beam

A concrete ring is formed at the top of the piles in order to link them together. This is typically larger than the piles and will extend into the building space. This will also need to waterproofed if it is below the external ground level. Koster NB1 mineral slurry can be used to effectively waterproof the ring beam.

The Delta Membrane System Limited’s Technical Team offer an on hands approach to help with the waterproofing designs for any project.

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Don’t sweat the small stuff…

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Timeguard is making the jobs you do every day easier

Timeguard mini PIR and plig in slave_lowresPIR presence detection is now the norm in most offices and many residential buildings, and fitting detectors into ceilings is probably one of the jobs you do almost every day. So the news that they’ve become a lot easier to install and set up will be more than welcome. 

Timeguard is a company that has focussed on the installer market, developing new products that let you add value rather than just trying to get the price down (although we do think we’re pretty unbeatable on value for money). We give you products that let you do a premium job because they offer something new, they look great, they are highly specified and reliable, they put end users in charge with controls they can manage so they appreciate the job you’ve done.

The icing on the cake is making them easy to install. Time is money and the quicker you can do a good job the more profitable it is. So the mantra in our design office is “Easy Installation”! You loved it when we introduced our LED Pro range of NIGHTeye LED floodlights with a choice of plug in detectors (pictured). Now we’ve turned our attention to making another job easier for you and introduced new easy-install ceiling mounted PIR presence detectors.

Most electricians are either working to a pre-quoted price or specified time schedule. As it is, a significant portion of your day — up to two thirds — will be spent completing ancillary tasks associated with an installation. Only the remaining one third of the day is spent being productive and actively dedicated to the actual installation and testing of systems – it doesn’t take much to go wrong on site to tip your day from being a good earner to a loss leader.

Plug and Play PIR

The new range of mini-PIR presence detectors from Timeguard has been designed from scratch with easy installation and set up in mind: and once they are fitted you won’t need to pull them out of the ceiling to adjust the settings thanks to our twist and lock idea.

One niggle we had often heard when visiting wholesaler counters was about the hassle of installing, setting and adjusting ceiling mounted PIRs. Wiring up tiny terminals at the top of a ladder can be tricky, you told us – so we designed added big wiring terminals.

Handy as they are initially, many of you had a problem with the spring clips which are generally used to hold detectors in their apertures. They often scratch and damage the ceiling if you need to remove the detector to get the settings right. So we fixed all that…. and now you can change the settings in situ.

 How did we do all this?

PDFMMINIL_Detail_ControlsWe started by creating a separate wiring box to allow space for a bigger terminal block, but still small enough to pop easily through the ceiling aperture once connected. We then put cable and RJ11 plugs on the detectors so you can just plug them into the wiring box, spring clip them into the aperture. Job done.

And it gets better: here’s an even more ingenious idea. To make the controls easily accessible from outside the ceiling, yet still be hidden from view. With our design solution getting to the controls for the lux level and time-on potentiometers is as easy as taking out a bayonet lightbulb.  Simply twist the detector and the inner cylinder drops down, revealing the controls for lux level (10 to 2000 lux) and time (30 seconds to 30 minutes). When you’re done, push it back up and twist to lock it in place.

Master/slave set up

PDFMMINIL_Detail_ConnectorThese high quality detectors are rated to switch up to 250W LED /fluorescent and 2300W halogen, so there was plenty of scope to add inexpensive slave detectors.  We’ve made that easy too: you can connect up to five slaves in series, using the pre-fitted RJ11 plugs and sockets and a full 5 metres of cable It really could not be easier to wire up, say, a corridor or large space and of course, changing and extending an installation is straightforward.

Of course, there’s a standalone option as well, without a separate wiring box but with a lens cap to hide the external controls.

These compact 47mm detectors have a range of 8m. They tick all the boxes.

www.timeguard.com

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NDC launches Lunaglaze – new modular glass rooflight with next-day delivery

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5180 Lunaglaze PVCThe National Domelight Company has introduced a new brand of glass modular rooflight to its wide range of solutions. Lunaglaze is a standard specification, glass modular rooflight that is available in a range of 14 stocked sizes for next-day delivery.

Rooflights let three times more daylight into a property than an equivalent sized vertical window, with the Lunaglaze rooflight providing a stylish and cost-effective solution for optimising the use of natural daylight. Lunaglaze is NDC’s only glass modular rooflight that has two frame options: Lunaglaze PVC and Lunaglaze ALU.

 

5180 Lunaglaze ALU Electric HingedLunaglaze PVC is a fully-sealed, double-glazed PVC and glass construction with toughened and laminated clear glass. Meanwhile, Lunaglaze ALU combines high-performance, silicone-bonded, flat-sealed glass units with a fully-welded aluminium framework. This high-quality framework is powder coated and comes in a range of RAL colours, with RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey the standard colour. It provides a clean and minimalist finish from both an interior and exterior perspective. Practically, the flush external metalwork of the ALU option also ensures efficient rainwater drainage and avoids the problem of ‘water-ponding’ that can happen with alternative rooflight designs.

5180 Lunaglaze ALUFor optimum performance, the unit should be installed on a pitch of between 5-15 degrees. Both frame options are available as ‘top-only’ units to sit over a weathered builder’s kerb and can be supplied as a fixed unit or in manual or electric hinged options, which are perfect for controlling ventilation, specifically for humid areas such as kitchens.

The Lunaglaze PVC and ALU units can both be supplied as a complete unit with a 150mm PVC vertical upstand, while the Lunaglaze ALU can also be supplied with either a 150mm or 300mm splayed upstand.

Lunaglaze ALU has good thermal performance with a unit U-Value of 1.24W/m2K, and the PVC option delivering a U-Value of 1.26W/m2K. Sound insulation is also excellent.

Please click here to download NDC’s Lunaglaze brochure.

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KEE SAFETY GATES COMPLY WITH BSI STANDARD

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Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of safety railing systems, has adjusted the design of its Kee Gate range to satisfy the requirements of BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of Machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery – Part 3: Stairs, Stepladders and guard-rails.    The new Kee Gate range retains the key elements of the existing safety gates, but has been modified to meet the BSI Standard.

Released in 2016, the revised standard defines the requirements for safe access to machines. It applies to both stationary and mobile machinery where a fixed means of access is necessary.  The standard specifies that when the height of a fall could exceed 500mm, a guardrail should be installed, and the chosen system needs to meet several dimensional requirements. It also notes that a self-closing gate should be used.

The revised standard states that the gap between both railings and the floor must not exceed 500mm. To remain compliant with this standard, Kee Safety has had to modify the design of its safety gates.

Kee Safety Redesigned Kee Gate Image copyThe Kee Gate design now features a larger D bend, which closes the gap between the bottom rail of the gate and floor, whilst still allowing full width adjustability along with a new mid rail which closes the gap between the top of the gate and the mid rail. The new gate is 668mm high, its mid rail is positioned 476mm from the top rail and a lower bottom rail is positioned 433mm from the floor. These modifications ensure that the Kee Gate range is compliant with the revised BSI standard.

Designed to work both internally and externally, on ladder and stair access points, roof hatches, walkways and roof tops, Kee Gate, ensures maintenance, inspection and warehouse staff can fulfil their job, follow best practices and comply with current safety standards, without putting their safety at risk.  Kee Gate safety gates are spring loaded so can automatically close behind the user, providing an added level of security and overcoming the potential for human error.  This type of system is the preferred solution to chains, bars or sliding tubes, as these traditional forms of protection can lead to a hazardous void, when used incorrectly.

The Kee Gate range is available in galvanised steel and if required can be powder coated in safety yellow. It is available with standard ‘U’ bolts for fixing to uprights of 33.7, 42.4 and 48.3 mm diameter, enabling the gate to be fixed quickly to existing support structures, posts or stringers. An additional fixing pack is provided which allows the gate to be fixed to square, flat or angle uprights. Kee Gate is 1 metre wide and is designed to be trimmed on-site, saving companies the time and money it takes to fabricate their own gates.

As well as being compliant to BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016, Kee Gate also complies with the requirements of EN 13374 Class A, and is CE marked to EN 1090. The system has undergone extensive testing to ensure total reliability of the gates. These include salt spray testing to ASTM B117-11 Neutral solutions over 200 hours to assess the coating’s corrosion resistance, life cycle testing to BS 6375-2:2009 Clause 6.5 – Opening and closing of Gate through 90 degrees 50,000 cycles and Abuse Testing where 9 x 25kg weights were suspended from the gate to test what happens if pressure is applied. This ensures durability, superior corrosion resistance and defence against signs of wear.

For more information, visit www.keesafety.co.uk

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A Stannah milestone at London Bridge

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London Bridge concourse includes Stannah lifts.

A significant milestone was reached with the opening of an impressive portion of the London Bridge project in August 2016. Phase 2A of the project saw two thirds of the concourse; platforms 4, 5, 6, and 7 plus the extended terminus platform open to the public.

Six Stannah lifts have now been installed in this hugely challenging environment, with the Major Projects team moving mountains to ensure the deadlines were met.

stannah 3Work began on-site in early 2015 after an additional two years of design and planning.

Installations so far are two 5000kg/66 person goods lifts, two 2500kg/33 person partially-glazed scenic passenger lifts, one part-glazed staff lift providing travel over 3 stops and one smaller part-glazed 1200kg/16 person passenger lift. Every one of these lifts is crucial to the smooth movement of people within the station.

The £1bn redevelopment of London Bridge Station is part of Network Rail’s railway upgrade plan and the government-sponsored Thameslink programme which will transform north-south travel through London by 2018. The programme includes new track and modern trains to provide more reliable journeys for passengers. Network Rail is also untangling the track on the approaches to London Bridge station to reduce the time trains wait for platforms to clear and cut delays. This non-stop hub is estimated to have 56 million passengers passing through in just one year.

Surveying the newly opened section of the concourse, Mark Carne, Network Rail’s chief executive said:

stannah 2“This is a big step towards the bigger, better railway passengers deserve. The opening of two-thirds of the concourse marks a major milestone in the redevelopment of London Bridge and, while there is plenty still to do, I am pleased passengers can now see the benefits beginning to come through.

“We are essentially rebuilding Britain’s fourth busiest station – the tracks, the platforms and the infrastructure which enables trains to run – while keeping the station open and doing our best to keep passengers moving.”

The clients, Costain and Network Rail offered congratulations to the whole team with communication from the project manager saying:

stannah 4“I hope the public will be wowed by the scale and finish of the station, but it is unlikely they will appreciate the tremendous effort that you have all put in to get the project to this point. The amount of work achieved every shift on this complex project has been truly staggering. The level of co-ordination and interface management has been extreme at times. These last few months have been particularly tough but you have been resolute and have delivered a fantastic result. In addition, performances by some of our team over the weekend were truly inspirational and ensured we opened in good order.

Whether you have been here from the beginning or are new to the project, a massive thank you for your hard work and dedication in our biggest triumph to date.”

Stannah 1Stannah has a further three partially-glazed scenic lifts to install in Phase 3 of the project during 2017. These will provide access in the Northern Concourse. The final overall project handover is due in 2018. Once complete, the redevelopment will provide passengers with a bigger, better railway, with improved connections from a concourse the size of the pitch at Wembley. This will include over 80 retail units for a spot of en-route shopping.

Ken Price, Major Projects Department Manager comments:

stannah 5“This project to date has been extremely demanding. The station has been operational so many unsociable hours of working in difficult conditions have got us to this significant point. We are very pleased with the result so far and grateful to our client for the recognition received. The new part of this unique station is very impressive and will certainly make a huge difference to travellers through this constantly busy hub. After a celebration of our progress to date the team are ready for the challenge of the next phase.”

Stannah resume work on London Bridge Phase 3 later in this, their 150th anniversary year. Joseph Stannah began the company making cranes, hoists and then lifts on London’s dockside in 1867 and it is still a family owned and run Brtish business.

To place this in history:

1836: London Bridge station opened measuring 60ft wide x 400ft long

1843: The Thames Tunnel which was constructed in 1843 by Sir Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

1863: London opened the world’s first underground railway – the Metropolitan Railway

1869: the first steam train travelled through Brunel’s Thames Tunnel

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Cleveland Business Centre - Deeplas - Linthorpe Developments
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Linthorpe Developments, a commercial North-East property company, is rejuvenating a 26 year old office block in Middlesbrough using embossed pearl grey PVC-U cladding from Deeplas

Eurocell does specification by the book

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Eurocell’s new Specification Guide provides a complete low-down of the firm’s range of window, door and roof systems. Specifiers can find technical details and supporting information about each product line, together with useful summaries about all the relevant regulations and standards.

As a cradle-to-grave supplier, Eurocell has gathered a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, which is reflected in the additional information that comes with the guide. The Derbyshire company, founded in 1974, manufactures PVC-U profiles, distributes them to the local fabricators who make the Eurocell range of products, and recycles PVC-U at the end of its life.

As well as product details, the 156-page guide, provides guidance on issues including noise attenuation, security and condensation. There’s also a section that explains PVC-U’s environmental credentials and how Eurocell collects and processes PVC-U from old frames to use again.

Eurocell BP Index June 2017 Specification Guide (2) copyThe guide covers Eurocell’s three window ranges: Modus, Eurologik and Charisma sash windows; Cavalok cavity closers; Aspect bi-fold doors, Euroslide patio doors and The Dales Collection composite doors; Skypod Roof Lanterns, Equinox tiled roof system and the Conservatory roof system. There’s also technical detail on the PVC-U profiles themselves, from diagrams of the different cross-sections available to details of the material properties.

Eurocell BP Index June 2017 Specification Guide (3) copyThe last ten pages of the guide are devoted to case studies which showcase some of the sectors that Eurocell serves. From school buildings to luxury holidays to self-build, the projects underline the variety of technical and aesthetic challenges that specifiers have met with Eurocell products. Whether in search of very specific information, ideas and inspiration, or an update on regulations and standards, this guide is the place to look.

Find the complete suite of Eurocell specification downloads here: http://www.eurocell.co.uk/specifiers/resources-hub/a-guide-to-specifying