Junckers Nordic Oak floor Jaguar Land Rover

Junckers Oak Classic Flooring at Jaguar Land Rover.

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Junckers Nordic Oak floor Jaguar Land Rover

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Junckers 22mm Nordic Oak Classic at Jaguar Land Rover by Bennetts Associates photo ©Hufton+Crow_002 cr midArranged around several courtyards and atria, Jaguar Land Rover’s new Advanced Product Creation Centre by Bennetts Associates is a series of inspirational, creative spaces designed to foster interaction and collaboration. As part of a refined materials palette, over 5,000m2 of Junckers solid Nordic Oak Classic flooring has been installed to define zones and provide a warm, natural surface.

High levels of natural light fill new offices, restaurant and a 400-seat multipurpose hall, all linked by generous internal streets. The company’s latest vehicle models are proudly displayed on the ground floor, where the flooring had to be able to accommodate both the cars and a Stringo, a specialist vehicle moving truck. Working with AC Flooring Ltd, Junckers provided a solid hardwood floor able to take the weight of a five-tonne load. Richard Aylen, Junckers’ Technical Manager worked with AC Flooring and the architects to find the best solution for the floor to withstand heavy loads:

Junckers 22mm Nordic Oak Classic at Jaguar Land Rover by Bennetts Associates photo ©Hufton+Crow_014 mid“The wooden floor at Jaguar Land Rover’s new Advanced Production Creation Centre was glued to the subfloor using our Parkett Adhesive. Given a suitable subfloor, this is usually the method that will bear the highest loads.

Worryingly, there is a trend towards substituting proprietary adhesive products for cheaper brands. A cheaper adhesive generally contains more filler, which will bulk out the product but do nothing for its adhesive properties. The high amount of filler in in the cheaper adhesives has reduced the bonding ability and projects where such products have been used are beginning to fail with large claims being fought in parts of Europe. This is an issue many flooring contractors may be unaware of.”

 

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Balconette Orbit system

Curved Glass Balustrades Give Luxury Apartments That Wow Factor

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Balconette Headline Seaton BeachBalustrade specialist Balconette supplied and fitted its Orbit System on eight luxury apartments at this award-winning, five-storey development on Seaton seafront in East Devon.

The stylish installation took advantage of Orbit’s bespoke curved balustrading capabilities to give this amazing project that extra attractive edge.

Over 63 metres of balustrading for penthouse with curves and straight sections to provide 360-degree views.

Read about the full project here

Balconette Seaton Beach 2Balconette’s Orbit balustrade system is an excellent choice for architects and developers, providing clear uninterrupted views. This unique Hybrid® system sits between a “post- supported” and “frameless system” and is easy to install.

Orbit is easy to specify too for a variety of projects, from standard straight runs with 90-degree formations to more bespoke curved requirements.

Balconette Seaton Beach 3The Orbit system comes in three aesthetic anodised aluminium finishes and one powder coated finish, enhancing any balcony. It is a bespoke, made-to-measure balustrading system, which is manufactured in 30-working days from sign off of technical drawings. Installation of the Orbit system is also straightforward coming with comprehensive instructions for the contractor, or alternatively you can contact Balconette to discuss your installation options.

Quality assurance of the Orbit system is likewise unequalled with a 10-year guarantee for paint finishes, shape retention, impact strength and joint strength.

To find out more, contact Balconette’s commercial team to discuss your project on 01342 410411, email sales@balconette.co.uk or, simply request a quote online.

Dani Alu Aluminium Balustrade system

Non-Penetrative Balustrading from Dani Alu (UK) Ltd

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Picture 1‘Panorama ST®’ is a freestanding balustrade from Dani Alu offering a non-penetrative, aluminium balustrade system suitable for all designs and styles of publicly accessible balcony and roof terraces.

 

 

Making flat roofs an asset

Picture 2A communal space on a new-build apartment block; a break-out space for employees on an existing building; rooftop drinks at a coastal retreat – whatever the use, Panorama ST is a quick, simple and highly effective solution that allows the realisation of your flat roof as an asset, giving much greater value to the building and occupiers experience.

The system is unique in more ways than one.  Panorama is entirely manufactured from lightweight aluminium components which help minimises the roof load making it the perfect solution for both new build and retro-fit projects.  Furthermore, the use of aluminium allows for a modular approach, making design and installation simple for any project requirement.

Let Dani Alu (UK) Ltd assist your terrace design with full and immediate support, be it presentations, demonstrations, design and technical assistance and installation support, all within the requirements of BS 6180 for balustrades in and about buildings

Innovative Design

Picture 3Looking for a system that will integrate with green roof applications, gravel, deck or slab finishes?  This is no problem for our Panorama system. We have designed the system with versatility in mind

Our patented system firstly utilises a balustrade holder allowing 5 position alignment of the vertical posts, compensating for any unevenness in the roof surface. Stability and safety of the system is provided by base rails with load support plates.  The use of baluster plates, results in the balustrade not requiring any penetration through the roof membrane and creates no sound transmission or thermal bridging through the roof.

Picture 4Panorama ST can be installed independently of the roofing works, although it is particularly suited to integration with green roof systems and roof terrace finishes. This non-penetrative approach enables Panorama ST to be simply installed without invalidating any existing roofing warranties.

 

 

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Elegant form and functional excellence for dramatic new Perthshire residence

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A Rundum Original bespoke garage door has provided the ideal solution for a stunning new contemporary home built on the banks of Loch Tummel in the Scottish Highlands.

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© 2020 Dapple Photography

Developed on the site of a former Victorian farmhouse and outbuildings, the house provides three floors of accommodation overlooking Perthshire’s famous mountain, Schiehallion. Designed by WT Architecture and built by 7even construction, the project has created a remarkable estate house and steading, incorporating a ruined walled garden fabled to have been abandoned incomplete by young men called up to fight in the Jacobite rebellions.

The building envelope’s dramatic parallel walls of sawn Caithness stone and polished concrete flank both sides of the house, with the property’s northern end featuring a dramatic main sitting room surrounded by two-storeys of frameless glass. A wildflower-topped garage, boot room and arrival lobby are clad in stone recycled from the demolished buildings and built into an adjacent hillock to help root the new structure into its context.

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© 2020 Dapple Photography

Here an elegant Rundum Original side sliding garage door features to maintain the external beauty of the property. Hand crafted to a bespoke design in Germany using Western Red Cedar, the garage door’s quality and appearance perfectly match the timber cladding which is such a key feature of this magnificent home.

Danesch Missaghian, Director of Rundum Meir (UK) said: “The House is a tremendous new property which is a real testament to the ambitions of the client and WT Architecture’s attention to every last detail. We are delighted to have made a contribution to its success with our Rundum Original garage door playing an important role in helping to deliver an aesthetic result that is set to leave a legacy for generations to come.”

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© 2020 Dapple Photography

With more than 50 years’ experience in manufacturing garage doors by hand-to the finest standards of craftsmanship, Rundum Meir offers premium quality products which make a positive contribution to any high-end domestic or commercial building project.

Doors are created using the highest quality wood and extruded aluminium, with species of timber including Spruce, Sapele, Hemlock, Cedar, Larch, European Oak, Douglas Fir and Iroko. Importantly, each door is constructed from the same piece of timber to ensure colour continuity and matching veining patterns.

To ensure lasting performance, all wooden door options doors are impregnated with an environmentally friendly base coat to protect against moisture, which can then be finished after it has been delivered and installed or during the production process. Rundum Meir’s aluminium garage door options are designed with insulated panels in a variety of finishes and colours, including a wide selection of RAL colours and unique faux wood options.

Find out more about Rundum Meir at www.rundumgaragedoors.co.uk.

Howe Green Kings Cross

Four reasons why specification is so important within construction

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Four reasons why specification is so important within construction

Comprehensive specification has the ability to minimise risk, improve compliance and save valuable time and money.

Here at Howe Green, working closely with architects to achieve a proficient specification is fundamental to ensuring our floor access solutions are not only fit for purpose, but successfully futureproof each development against new regulations and requirements. The four main areas we focus on are:

  1. Clarity

Howe Green Kings CrossDeveloping a specification provides transparency and precision on exactly what is required. A good specification will have considered the desired performance, suitability of chosen materials, usage of product, aesthetic appearance, installation environment, life expectancy, life cycle impact, sustainability and finally, cost.

All of these factors must be considered at the initial stages to ensure the most appropriate and ecological access solution is specified to best meet the requirements of the individual project. It is vital that the specification of sustainable building components is considered from the earliest possible stages to minimise any potential environmental impact the development may have.

  1. Reduction of risk

An accurate specification helps to ensure compliance with all relevant legislations, while also minimising the risk of a product failing to meet its intended or stated requirements. This also eliminates the potential for future disputes between each involved party, if an issue was to occur.

By ensuring the solutions specified are fit for purpose for the project at hand from the very beginning, it also ensures the long term success of the development and service life of the specific building components.

  1. Reassurance and compliance

Cribbs1As it is an intrinsic part of the contract documentation, the specification is legally binding in the event of any dispute or litigation, providing a clear audit trail of compliance that outlines the specific Building Regulations or Health and Safety legislations that must be adhered to.

If certain aspects of a project do not go to plan, the level of disruption caused can lead to serious ramifications in terms of both time and money. This is where an accurate specification provides a clear audit trail of due diligence, delivering peace of mind for stakeholders and the end client.

  1. Enhanced efficiency

A concise and correct specification enhances efficiency in all aspects of a construction project. From improving channels of communication to providing clear instructions to the team responsible for the delivery of the project, each team is completely aware of their role and expectations throughout the process. An accurate and well-constructed specification will also ensure a ‘right first time’ approach that avoids any costly errors or delays.

Need some help with your specification?

Here at Howe Green, our experienced technical team works closely with each client to provide direct advice and guidance on the specification of its floor access covers, floor doors, linear drainage, tree grilles or bespoke architectural metalwork.

A wide range of technical support is also available to view and download on the Howe Green website. This includes BIM Objects, NBS Specifications, CAD Drawings, Submittal Drawings, Technical Data Sheets, Installation Guides and Brochures.

For further information on Howe Green’s complete range of floor access solutions, visit www.howegreen.com or call 01920 463230.

 

 

Arturo Flooring Arturo Concreta

Arturo launches Arturo Concreta a range of decorative cementitious floors.

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Arturo ConcretaPolished concrete is becoming increasing popular due to the attractive appearance, however they are time consuming to install.  Arturo Concreta decorative self-smoothing microcement is available in ten stylish colours which can be installed quickly and more sustainably than concrete polishing.  With gentle marbling producing gorgeous colour tones and rustic finish, Arturo Concreta helps create stunning floors.

The system is also only 3-4 mm thick but unlike a microcement, when poured and applied, it self-smooths creating a seamless, marbled appearance.  Arturo Concreta can be pumped or applied by hand producing a modern, rustic appearance which is durable. It is ideal for homes, offices, showrooms or public spaces to restaurants and retail.

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Newton waterproofing Systems

Newton’s Online RIBA-Approved CPD Video

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Newton waterproofingCalling all Architects and Specifiers! Here at Newton Waterproofing Systems, we offer an online RIBA-approved CPD video that you can watch for free from your office or at home, at any time that is convenient to you.

Freely available to those who request it, our 18-minute long CPD video is presented by our Commercial Director Toby Champion, who has over 20 years’ experience in the UK waterproofing industry. The video is based on our top-rated, RIBA approved CPD seminar on ‘Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS 8102:2009′ and will cover the following topics:

– The different forms of structural waterproofing systems available in the UK market.
– How to achieve the different environmental grades that are outlined within British Standard 8102:2009, the ‘Code of Practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground.’
– How combination waterproofing systems are specified for below ground environments on both new-build and existing structures.

If you are interested in accessing our online CPD, please email our Training Coordinator, Becky Woodley, on training@newtonwaterproofing.co.uk.

Once you and your colleagues have watched the video, you simply need to send your names and email addresses to us and we will provide you with your training certificates as proof of your efforts.

Eurocell Future Communities Report

UK residents want homes that consider the environment

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76% of UK residents have said that the communities of the future need to be built as sustainably as possible, according to a new Eurocell report.

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In its research of 1,000 UK residents, 75% agreed that this needs to extend to the products used to build tomorrow’s homes and that they should be made using sustainably sourced materials.

76% of respondents said that communities should provide habitats for the local wildlife. This desire to develop built environments that are more than just places to live was also reflected by 74% of UK residents who said that the area should actively foster a sense of community.

electric car parked in front of home modern low energy suburban houseAccounting for advances in technology was an important factor for 73% of those surveyed. While this includes mod cons like high speed broadband, it is also a call for green tech such as electric car charging to become the norm in the nation’s homes.

New housing developments are under the spotlight now more than ever, as the government has recently committed to building 70,000 homes across the country. Eurocell’s Future Communities report reveals a range of consumer opinion on how these new homes should be planned, designed and built.

The report includes insights from five architects from practices BDP, Stanton Williams, TOWN and Urbanist Architecture.

Thinking about the future, Kathryn Tombling, architect at BDP, said: “As designers, we’ve all got to respond to the climate change emergency quickly. For us, the environmental and sustainability agenda has been very strong for 10 years or more. But now there’s a big wake-up call for all of us.”

ppy kids playing outdoor at the parkThese statistics show that people are starting to ask more from the areas and homes in which they live. The country’s residents want to know that the environmental impact of their whole community has been carefully considered, including both how the buildings are made and how they interact with the world around them once they’ve been built.

The Future Communities report can be downloaded in full here.

Delta Membrane Systems Ltd  - Meet the team

Delta adjusting and adapting to the “New”

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Meet the Delta Membrane team

View the Delta Membrane online CPD 

We are continuing to operate through the lockdown, surprisingly there are still lots of projects which require critical equipment, such as our drainage systems to ensure homes are maintained during this unprecedented period.

Delta Office 2018We are committed to providing a service that’s as close to ‘business as usual’ and our #TechnicalTeam have adjusted incredibly well to working remotely.  Surprisingly Delta has received an increase in online traffic.

We’re at the helm of shifting all things waterproofing online.  To help keep your projects moving, we have now introduced real time software to enable our Technical Team to offer Video Conferencing, CPD Seminars, Training Workshops, document exchange and to ensure we maintain our approachability and the ability to collaborate with your entire team, no matter where they are.

Our #TechnicalTeam can support you with:

  • Waterproofing Design
  • Flood Resilience, Resistance and Recoverability Design
  • Ground Gas Protection Design
  • Ground Gas Protection and Waterproofing Design
  • Specifications
  • Correct Product Selection
  • Best Practice Guidance
  • RIBA and CIWEM Accredited CPD Seminars
  • Training and Guidance.

There are currently some exiting ideas being discussed on Delta’s platforms, as we step into and become accustomed to our new reality.

Saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, is top of everyone’s agenda at present and we all must do what we can to support the Government, our NHS, colleagues, family members and the Delta Community.

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At this time of uncertainty, we’d like to thank you, our customers for your continued understanding as we work hard to maintain ‘business as usual’.

We will continue to post on our social channels, so please follow us and we’ll share some things to lift your spirits, whilst keeping to best practice advice and guidance.  Our online CPD is available on our website, as are our “how to” video guides.   We are planning on taking this opportunity to broaden our Brochure Suite with the introduction of new materials and to roll our new products – watch this space!

Set your shoulders, lift your chin – we’ve got this.

Stay well

Chris, Kevin, David & Brian

Delta Directors

 

Addagrip Addaflex-R

New Product – Addaflex-R Flexible Bound Surfacing Has Arrived!

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Addaflex-R_CMYKWe are delighted to introduce Addaflex-R, the latest addition to the Addagrip Terraco range of quality bound surfacing systems.

Addaflex-R is our new flexible bound product using a blend of recycled rubber and natural aggregate to create a porous, flexible, durable paving for pedestrian projects.

SampleBrochureAvailable in a range of carefully selected colours, the Addaflex-R system includes 50% aggregate/50% recycled rubber colour blends for a functional flexible paving with good slip resistance. For a more decorative finish, try our 75% aggregate//25% recycled rubber blends.

Addaflex-R is a SuDS compliant, seamless, low maintenance paving installed onto a suitable asphalt, concrete or MOT Type 3 base. Ideal for cycle paths, walkways, paths, patios, courtyards, bridle paths, canal tow paths and golf courses. The product is also suitable for tree pits.

Tuffnells-AddaflexR-1Find out how Addaflex-R can provide a solution to your surfacing requirements  https://www.addagrip.co.uk/671/external-surfacing/addaflex-r or contact our technical team to discuss your project in detail tel: 01825 761333 or email sales@addagrip.co.uk