Schöck Isokorb® Thermal Break for Balconies

Schöck Isokorb for seafront Passive House Award Winner

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Seaton Beach Apartments in Devon is the first UK multi-residential development to be certified as passive house plus. Some claim that passive house standard is easier to achieve with simpler, box-like forms, resulting in finished buildings being aesthetically limited – but this is certainly not the case here. A little design ingenuity and the use of Schöck Isokorb thermal breaks, has enabled generous sea-facing balconies with sweeping curves to create a striking finish.   

MJR W177056 HR copySeaton may be a traditional Devon seaside resort town, but there is nothing traditional about the eye-catching new passive house development right on the seafront.   Seaton Beach Apartments is an innovative, award-winning, new development of seven luxury two-bedroom beachfront apartments, complete with a three bedroom penthouse – and is the first multi-residential development in the UK to be certified as passive house plus. Which means it is not only able to meet the ultra-low energy fabric requirement, but also generates renewable energy. The project can also boast ‘best sustainable residential development in the UK’ from the International Property Awards.

Initially though, the original architectural design was not to passive house standard.  However, the developer recognised that the south-facing orientation and form factor would make it possible to reach the necessary standard. Architects Gale and Snowden, who have helped stimulate the trend for larger scale passive house projects in the region, were brought in at this point to develop the initial detailed designs and oversee the construction. The ground floor is concrete, with a monolithic clay block construction used from the first to third floors and timber frame for the penthouse. Combined with high-performance external render and internal plaster, the result is an entirely mineral hygroscopic wall build-up, which helps to regulate humidity and provide a healthy and comfortable internal environment.

Uses 90% less energy than a typical new build

Other features of the construction include low electromagnetic field wiring arrangements and a highly efficient mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery. Complete with an exhaust air heat pump for hot water supply. An array of PV panels on the roof yield an annual 14,234 kWh, resulting in the building generating more energy than it uses. There is a constant supply of silently circulated filtered fresh air within the triple glazed, airtight construction. And 90 per cent less energy used than in a typical new build. All factors which have contributed to the building achieving the stringent passive house plus target.

MJR - W176670 HR copyPassive house standard is easier to achieve with simpler, box-like forms and finished buildings are often considered aesthetically limited and rather prosaic. However, with Seaton Beach Apartments, a little design ingenuity and the use of Schöck Isokorb thermally broken balcony connectors defies this notion.  The potentially unexciting building now features large sea-facing balconies with generous curves. The detailing of these balconies is critical though, if thermal bridging is to be minimised and the building’s energy performance not compromised.

The Isokorb is a technically advanced solution  

MJR W177063 HR copySchöck Isokorb thermal breaks are installed where the balconies meet the clay block structure, as ineffectual insulation at these cantilever connectivity points will result in local heat loss. This means more energy is required to maintain the building’s internal temperature. Low internal surface temperatures around the thermal bridge can also cause condensation, leading to structural integrity problems with absorbent insulation products and the potentially serious occurrence of mould growth. The Schöck Isokorb is one of the most technically advanced countermeasures against thermal bridging. It not only thermally separates components from one another, but acts in a structural design capacity as well. The product type used here has an innovative HTE Compact compression module made of high-density micro-fibre reinforced concrete and transfers both negative moments and positive shear forces with cantilever balconies, or positive field moments combined with shear forces.

Enormous freedom of design

As the leading international supplier of structural thermal breaks, Schöck is able to offer planners complete construction dependability and almost limitless freedom of design with the options available in its Isokorb product range. There are solutions for concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel, steel-to-steel, a thermally insulating connection for reinforced concrete walls – and even a maintenance free alternative to wrapped parapets. The temperature factor used to indicate condensation risk (fRSI) which must be greater than, or equal to, 0.75 for residential buildings, is easily met by incorporating the Isokorb. All products meet full compliance with the relevant UK building regulations and the NHBC. They also offer LABC Registration and have independent BBA Certification.

For a free copy of the Schöck Thermal Bridging Guide; the Schöck Specifiers Guide or to view the  range of downloadable software, contact Schöck on 01865 290 890  or visit the website at

Rawson Carpet Solutions Constructionline gold member

Rawson Carpet Solutions attain Constructionline Gold Member status

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Dash Tile is one of the newer additions to the Rawson range. Designed and constructed for the office and education markets. The tiles are exceptionally durable and are supplied in a series of eye catching yet subtle colourways which add to the pleasing nature of the space. Heavy contract use means Dash Tile is ideal for schools, colleges, offices and other busy public areas.




Eurocord is a heavy contract carpet sheet or tile with a great heritage. This durable fine ribbed product has become the benchmark for the contract carpet market in education and public buildings. A new wide range of colours offer ideal styling options for the creative mind. A practical and hard wearing floor solutions that delivers. By far the best seller for the education and retail sectors.



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A Heavy Contract loop pile carpet tile available in 24 distinct colourways. The range is vast and includes great colour, stripes and gradient lines which work well together and alongside other ranges. A popular solution for the Education and Office environment and a range that satisfies most theme aspirations.




Dominator is a Heavy duty primary entrance flooring solution. With multiple heights and a specific shoe cleaning purpose, this product has proved its effectiveness across a diverse range of installations. This floor will protect your buildings interior floor coverings. The diagonal patterning allows for cleaning of shoes whatever the direction.





Picture 7Riven is a statement floor, personalised and flowing.

Slate, shale, Concrete and Graphite, with 2 ply construction are shades which alone, or combined can give the feel of nature’s materials as matching yarns run through each colour. Moss, Rock, Brook and stone are offered with colour, natural expression and individuality.

Here is a range that gives choice and design freedom. Each colour sits beautifully alone or blend riven’stextured design with other matching product colour ranges.

Multi loop textured design in a quality nylon yarn. Available in tile or plank. A deep and luxurious tile for your space.


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Signal is a Nylon multi loop patterned carpet tile, laid boardloom, tessellated or brickbond, the product range allows for a multitude of design and a pleasing pattern to you space. The range is BRE +A rated and class 33 for all commercial environments.





Hewi System 900

HEWI Universal Products

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All HEWI systems are based on the design principle of reduction down to the essential. The high-quality accessories for the areas vanity unit, shower and toilet in a minimalist design perfectly integrate into any hotel bathroom.

A wide range of materials and distinctive looks offer countless design options. Besides accessories, the range also includes accessible furnishing solutions and fittings.

System 900

S_900_AccessoiresSystem 900 offers a matching overall concept for sophisticated hotel bathrooms or homes. System 900 impresses in a wide range of areas of use and property types. Numerous awards prove that System 900 is the answer to the complex requirements of accessible bathrooms.

The design details reflect the sophistication of a concept. System 900 combined functionality and excellent design with durable, long-lasting quality, which creates added value.

New matching accessories are now available for the System 900 range, for example practical toilet roll holders with a cover or a shelf, new towel rails or toilet brush sets in stainless steel, chrome or with a powder-coated finish in white, shades of grey and black.

Universal products

In addition, numerous universal products, from waste bins, make-up mirrors and bath towel shelves to hairdryers or shower handsets ensure that everything can be obtained from one source.

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DuPont™ Tyvek®

A complete membrane offering for fire safety in the building envelope:

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New DuPont AirGuard® A2 FR joins DuPont Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap to create an advanced solution that exceeds regulations

Safety is a core value at DuPont. Innovative solutions and materials specifically addressing fire safety have been developed by DuPont for over 50 years. In the construction industry, DuPont™ Tyvek® is a pioneer when it comes to fire safety in building membranes, introducing its Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap breather membrane in 2013.

As building regulations rapidly and appropriately catch up since the Grenfell tragedy in London – and as most fires begin inside buildings – DuPont has also been working hard to develop an airtight  and vapour control layer for the internal walls and ceilings in its high performance AirGuard® range to offer similarly advanced, non-toxic, fire-resistance with proven efficacy.

Now architects, developers, planners and building control officers can have confidence in a complete membrane and tape solution for durably enhanced fire safety, in both the exterior and the interior fabric of a building. While Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap forms a weather-protective, vapour-open lining behind ventilated facades, new DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR AVCL brings benefits for energy-saving, moisture management, air quality and climatic comfort to the building interior, together with its added fire-retardant function.

Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap utilises DuPont patented self-extinguishing technology, as when flames meet the membrane they stop, die down and then go out. The halogen-free coating limits the propagation of flames and the formation of droplets, reduces smoke and makes a very limited contribution to any fire.

DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR airtight and vapour control layer (AVCL) is truly fire-retardant and has been independently classified with a Class A2 rating. Along with Tyvek® 2060M Metallised Tape, DuPont now offers a complete membrane and sealing tape system with certified A2 classification. These products provide exceptional fire safety that even surpasses existing regulations.

However, as with all systems – be they intended for fire safety or airtightness – correct installation and the sealing of all laps, junctions and penetrations is crucial. In addition to airtightness and vapour control, properly taped systems also help to reduce smoke penetration, which tends to be responsible for more casualties than the flames themselves.

In order to give assurance that such a complete system is ‘fire-safe’, a full test that includes the sealing tape has recently been conducted to EN 13501 at the Prufinstitut Hoch (Classification Report, KB-Hoch-200148, 4th March 2020.) DuPont also offers clear and comprehensive technical guidance and support to ensure its products perform as designed.

New DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR fire-retardant air and vapour control layer (AVCL)  is designed for use within the internal wall system behind finishes such as dry-lining and is compatible with a variety of materials from mineral wool to gypsum plasterboard and cement particleboard – and is suitable for all building types, sizes and locations.

As well as offering its fire retardant properties, it maintains all the advantages inherent in the AirGuard® Reflective range in terms of thermal performance, with its low emissivity surface, 100% airtightness and W1 water tightness, together with high vapour resistance to limit interstitial condensation – and furthermore it is suitable for areas of high humidity.

Whether for application in a bungalow, a high-rise structure or a key public building, these robust membranes and their associated accessories offer not only reliable performance, easy installation and full regulatory compliance, but a vital investment in greater safety – both during and after installation. In achieving a combination of improved energy-efficiency and the protection of both people and property, the products can deliver long term peace of mind for building designers, constructors, owners and occupants alike.

About Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap and DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR

These ground-breaking versions of the renowned DuPont building membrane range have additional and superior flame retardant performance. Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap uses innovative technology to reduce the flammability of polymer based substrates to decrease the risk of fire spreading through the external and internal envelope. Rather than using halogens, the technology employs a phosphorous-containing agent that forms a ‘char’ layer at the surface when it is in contact with an ignition source. This thin layer of carbonized polymer is highly flame retardant and forms a barrier, slowing the release of flammable materials. Starved of fuel, the flame spreads over the membrane more slowly or not at all and if the membrane ultimately caught fire, it produces less smoke, another vital advantage for safety. Rigorously tested, Tyvek® FireCurb® has a fire rating of class B-s1,d0 according to EN13501-1. DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR combines a lacquered low emissivity foil, laminated to a glass fibre  mesh and is classified for reaction to fire as A2-s1,d0 to EN 13501-1: 2007+A1:2009. Full system classification: DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR AVCL plus Tyvek® 2060M tape.

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The new fire retardant DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR AVCL

About DuPont™ Tyvek® & DuPont Building Membranes and Products: DuPont™ Tyvek® advanced building membranes are unique in the market due to their high-quality single layer construction. Tyvek® breather membranes, in all their specialised versions, are naturally vapour open but also durably wind and water-tight. Lightweight yet robust, it is easy to install and offers long-term, proven reliability. Designed to protect the building envelope against the effects of weather and moisture, this family of membranes also offers optimal air-tightness and water holdout and can help to improve the thermal performance, energy-efficiency, interior climatic stability, and in the case of Tyvek® FireCurb® and DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR, enhanced safety.

Tyvek® is also designed to work as part of a holistic and optimal system with a range of other proven DuPont products for the building envelope, including the DuPont™ Tyvek® AirGuard® advanced AVCL series, the highly versatile Tyvek® FlexWrap air and water sealing tape, plus other specialised tapes and sealants. All DuPont building products come with the renowned service, expertise and technical back-up of a world-class science company.

About DuPont Safety & Construction

DuPont Safety & Construction is a global leader in delivering innovation for life’s essential needs in water, shelter and safety; enabling its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, GreatStuff™ and Insta-Stik™.

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DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food, and worker safety. More information can be found at

For more information about DuPont™ Tyvek® and AirGuard® or technical advice, please contact the DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Knowledge Centre in Bristol, UK. Email: or telephone 0117 970 9454/9455.

For Sales enquiries, contact us by phone on 0117 970 9456 or via our website’s Contact Us page


Rundum Meir garage doors

Opening the door to flood resilient buildings

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Garage doors from Rundum Meir which are designed to cope comfortably with regular flood events can help building owners and architects to upgrade their buildings in water-side locations to make them more flood resilient as the UK climate changes.

MBB4According to the Met Office, the UK’s weather is set to change in a way that will result in increased rainfall in winter and more extreme weather events, such as heavy downpours, throughout the year. Hence, the need to adopt a ‘flood resilience’ mindset for buildings in flood-prone areas has never been more pressing.

It is an approach that means rethinking every aspect of a building’s design to ensure it is not severely damaged in the event of a flood and able to recover quickly afterwards without great financial loss. And this includes the design of the garage or ground level storage spaces, which are often the worst affected parts of a property during floods. Watertight, flood resistant garage doors that are designed to prevent water ingress can be extremely useful, but flood resilient doors will often provide a better solution.

MBB6Take boathouses, for example, which are home to rowing clubs across the country. Because of the obvious need for easy access to the water, their close proximity makes them particularly vulnerable when the river level rises and trying to make them flood-proof is a constant and financially expensive battle. For this reason, the Michael Baker Boathouse of The King’s School in Worcester on the River Severn was designed to sit comfortably in its context with lower levels actually designed to flood, which is why it incorporates a large flood resilient door by Rundum Meir.

Its custom-made Rundum Original side sliding door sits below a boat shaped cantilevered prow that points towards the River Severn – one of the defining features of this RIBA award-winning building designed by Associated Architects. Providing a clear opening of 3.8 m wide x 3 m tall and manufactured from industrial strength extruded aluminium laths, the door provides easy access to the boathouse at the water level.

The Kings School Boathouse-flooded-3When the river tops its banks after heavy rainfall upstream, floodwater is allowed to enter the boat store through the door, rather than trying to keep it out. And when the level recedes, the boat house can dry out and return to use quickly, with the German-engineered Rundum Original sliding door operating normally once again as if the flood never happened.

Danesch Missaghian, owner manager at Rundum Meir (UK) said: “The Michael Baker Boathouse project typifies outstanding flood resilient design and demonstrates how a Rundum Meir garage door can provide a dependable long term access solution. Every door is designed specifically for the project, so we can ensure the materials and operating mechanism are able to withstand the demands of regular exposure to floodwater.”

In addition to flood resilient doors like the one at the Michael Baker Boathouse, we also offer watertight up and over doors for projects where additional flood protection is required.

All Rundum Meir garage doors are custom designed in the UK, manufactured in Germany and assembled in the UK, using the highest quality materials such as solid timber and tough extruded aluminium – which can be insulated. Architects in the UK, across Europe and in the USA benefit from its specialist design advice and expert technical support to help turn design concepts into reality.

To find out more visit  or call 0151 280 6626.

Howe Green tree pits and grilles

Shouting from the tree tops: The benefits of tree pits

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The specification of trees within an urban area can provide many benefits, including improving inhabitants’ mental and physical wellbeing, to filtering urban pollutants and aiding the offset of carbon emissions.

However, the planting of trees within landscaped or paved exterior public spaces can also present a range of potential complications that must be considered at the very initial design stages. Here Chris George, Business Development Manager at Howe Green, explores the wide ranging benefits tree pits and tree grilles offer and the key elements specifiers should consider.

Whilst the planting of trees in urban location can contribute to the reduction of the city or town’s carbon footprint, it is essential any trees or saplings are planted within the provision of a healthy and secure environment.

This will ensure the successful nurture and facilitation of the trees’ long term growth, with adequate root management, access to water and the condition of the soil all essential elements that must be considered.

External tree pits and tree grilles present a popular choice as they can successfully alleviate the potentially negative effects an urban environment can have on a living organism, whilst simultaneously providing inconspicuous access to electrics, valves, pumps and water features.

Tree pits and tree grilles also prevent any potential damage to the urban environment as the tree roots are securely managed within the tree root ball. This eliminates the opportunity for the roots to spread up and across the landscape, where they could cause damage to the flooring and present a dangerous trip hazard.

When specifying tree pit covers for upcoming landscaping projects, professionals should consider solutions manufactured of stainless steel as they provide long term resistance to rust and corrosion. The addition of a top edge seal also prevents dirt, grout or grinding waste ingress for increased longevity and resilience. This style of tree pit also aims to eliminate the requirement for slither cuts of stone, which often leads to recurrent and often costly breakages.

However, the structural integrity and design of a stainless steel tree pit shouldn’t hinder safe access to the tree root ball. Here, specifiers should consider solutions that utilise lifting keys, facilitating easy ongoing maintenance of the tree root ball without any additional budget, time or resources.

As each urban landscaping project is different from the next, so too must be the approach to the tree pits or tree grilles installed. Custom made specifications will best meet the specific requirements of each individual project, rather than a standard ‘off the shelf’ offering. A bespoke offering will also ensure the type of stone used and the modules or pattern formations featured within the hard landscaping are seamlessly integrated into the covers, providing the highest quality finish available.

The orientation of the tree pits, whether single, multiple or in a duct formation, should be adapted to meet the bespoke requirements of the project, providing a desired visual style without impacting on the long term growth and success of the trees.

Tree grilles also offer the opportunity for the installation of electrical elements such as up lighters, creating an enhanced visual effect. If using tree grilles, stone thickness must also be considered, whilst load bearing for both grilles and pits must be addressed at the specification stage. For example, will the solutions be installed in a high footfall pedestrian area, or will there be vehicles regularly travelling through? This is essential to ensuring the solution is fit for purpose throughout the duration of its lifetime.

By working closely with a manufacturer from the very initial specification stages, landscaping professionals can not only achieve the successful implementation of trees into hard landscaped areas, but ensure their long term growth and maintenance whilst achieving the desired visual aesthetic.

For further information on Howe Green’s complete range of tree pit covers and tree grilles, visit or call 01920 463230.

Glazing Vision walk on roof lights


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bespoke-walk-on-rooflights-outside-spaceA large bespoke walk on rooflight from Glazing Vision, split into 20 sections, has enabled plenty of natural daylight into this newly built basement conversion, whilst maintaining their outdoor space.

With a mantra of ‘don’t move, improve’ being ever present within the world of today, it is important for homeowners to understand how they can best improve their own home and add value to not only their property but also to their style of living.

So, when this homeowner spoke to Goedehuizen Architects, they were keen to understand what could be done to create more space in their home and, in particular, how they could create a new lounge area for entertaining friends. With a lack of space above ground and without removing any garden space, it was decided the best option would be to create a basement extension.

light-gained-from-multipart-flushglazeOne of the common problems when creating a basement extension, is you may not be able to get enough light in and the new room may end up gloomy or always dependent on artificial light. Therefore, to avoid this becoming a problem, Goedehuizen Architects sought out a rooflight option which would enable ample light to enter the basement whilst not impacting on any of the outdoor space.

Impressed with his discussions with Glazing Vision, it was decided that the initial concept designed by Maikel Snels, architect at Goedehuizen Architects, could be achieved and would include 3 bespoke double glaze diamond shaped walk on Flushglaze rooflights and a large multi-part walk on rooflight, in a U shape and split into 20 sections.

Glazing Vision Walk-on rooflights using Flushglaze technology are designed to be installed flush with external flooring – perfect for flat roof terraces. The multipart construction also allowed the construction beams to become camouflaged within the design.

glazing-vision-u-shaped-multipart-flushglazeDue to its frameless design the U shaped walk on Flushglaze flat rooflight, measuring 1200mm (span) x 11700mm x 15500mm x 11700mm, was not only able to provide the required natural daylight into the basement, but also created an aesthetically pleasing design that fitted into the garden well and maximised the usable space by enabling the clients to walk on the product.

This additional natural daylight has helped to bring new life into the property and showcase a remarkable extension project, which has provided the homeowners with the perfect lounge area for entertaining.

“The finished result is really great, we get a lot of positive response on the rooflights. Because of the rooflight the basement is a very light space.” Maikel Snels, Goedehuizen Architects.

Glazing Vision are technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. Providing a comprehensive range of rooflights to help bring light, air and space into the home, from simple fixed rooflights to more complex sliding rooflights and access configurations. As well as stock products, we custom-build rooflights to order to ensure the perfect fit to any architectural design.

If you have an upcoming project, and require any technical assistance regarding including rooflights, contact us on 01379 658 309 or request a CPD.

Addagrip resin bound surfacing CPD

Addagrip Terraco RIBA CPD now available via webinar

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Addagrip Terraco is delighted to offer its new RIBA CPD on SuDS Compliant External Resin Bound Surfacing as a webinar option as well as the usual seminar format.  The CPD content includes information on Resin Bound Porous Surfacing, SuDS requirements, recommended Base Build Ups,  Specifications and Certification and explores resin bound porous surfacing as a solution. The seminar details the advantages of permeable paving, the different base build up options and suitability of substrates.

Video and FilmThe aim of the seminar is to promote a greater understanding of:

– How to correctly specify resin bound surfacing

– How to prevent incorrect applications

– Available approvals and standards within the external surfacing industry

– The range of applications suitable for resin bound surfacing systems

 To arrange a CPD in webinar or seminar format, please contact us on 01825 761333 or email

Eurocell Syncro U-PVC patio doors

Syncro® makes an impressive entrance onto the patio door marketplace

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Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U building products, is launching a brand new product to maintain its lead in the patio door market.

Syncro_Sliding Patiio_3 Pane_White_Internal_Living RoomNot just their strongest and most secure patio door system yet, Syncro also provides a new level of sustainability, plus improved design and performance that meet the demands of installers and homeowners alike thanks to a number of market leading features.

These include main frames made using at least 60% post-consumer recycled PVC-U; better thermal efficiency, with triple glazed U-values as low as 1.0; a 3.5m maximum width, one of the largest PVC-U patio door systems on the market; and a unique new soft close system, which, along with a choice of standard or heavy duty rollers allowing sash weights of up to 140kg, makes for a much smoother glide and closure action with no ‘bounce back.’

rsz_render_2_v001_322x190Something else new is the option of a through-colour grey substrate – a first for Eurocell in a patio door. Not only does this the give installers a way to meet current design trends for the all grey look; because patio doors are open so much of the time on sunny summer days, it also makes for much cleaner lines by doing away with the exposed white sash core.

Smooth or matt grey foil options can also be ordered, which have a special ‘cool colours’ heat reflective pigment base to reduce expansion on hot days. Traditional rosewood and golden oak from stock, plus 32 further colour options on longer lead times, extend the colour choices still further, while hardware is available in white, chrome or graphite, with flush fitting exterior handles available.

Syncro_Sliding Patio_2 Pane_Threshold_Door_Detail_Oak and White_Internal_Balcony_1Syncro is tested to BS6375 and PAS24 2016 standards and therefore meets the requirements of Document Q – the newest security guidelines for patio doors. And for additional peace of mind, Syncro has been through 50,000 cycles of open and close tests to prove robustness.

Ian Kernaghan, Head of Product Design and Development for Eurocell commented, “Syncro has been designed to meet the changing needs of the patio door market and we believe it does that job beautifully. It offers customers genuinely attractive new options like triple glazing, a soft close feature and white or grey substrate options, in addition to using recycled PVC-U content and achieving new levels of thermal and acoustic insulation efficiency.

Syncro_Anthracite_Grey_Matt_Low_Threshold_Closeup_v001_001“The huge interest Syncro had when it was previewed at FIT 2019 shows the trade really is ready for a new generation of patio doors offering even easier fabrication, easier installation and the smoothest operation on the market. Syncro is another demonstration of how our commitment to research and development keeps our products in sync with the demands of designers, fabricators, installers and homeowners across the board.”

For more information on the new Syncro patio door system from Eurocell, visit:

Albany paints centenary

Albany, The Meaning of Colour

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Albany-100-logoBrewers Decorator Centres have worked with the exceptionally talented spoken word poet Solomon OB to produce a series of videos celebrating colour to mark the centenary year of their exclusive brand, Albany.

Albany paints and wallpapers are of the highest quality and have been trusted by decorators for decades. The expansive colour pallet in the paint range gives decorators and their customers unrivalled choice and the confidence that their colour desires can be met!

Watch the second, and latest, video to be released in the trilogy.  We hope you enjoy!

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