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  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Architect's utilitarian office created with exposed OSB3
    Architect's utilitarian office created with exposed OSB3
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    Creating a simple, uncluttered, clean space with a utilitarian look and feel was the goal for the re-design of Hanson Architect’s Office space. Having first come across SMARTPLY OSB3 at a RIBA CPD Roadshow in 2017, the...
  • Elefant Gratings: Architectural gratings for The Langham Hotel, London
    Architectural gratings for The Langham Hotel, London
    Elefant Gratings
    Elefant Gratings manufactured and supplied Type SP gratings for use as walkways, screening / fencing, and ventilation for The Langham Hotel in London.
  • H+H UK: Refurbishment of Batheaston Primary with aircrete blocks
    Refurbishment of Batheaston Primary with aircrete blocks
    H+H UK
    Batheaston Primary School has undergone refurbishment works to introduce a new hall, reception, classrooms and a kitchen facility. The renovations are part of a wider aim to create a sustainable school that prides itself on...
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Flame-retardant MDF panels for bank renovations
    Flame-retardant MDF panels for bank renovations
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    In 2018 Ireland’s most iconic new building, the Central Bank of Ireland on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin, was renovated into the showstopping demonstration of success it is today, after sitting for years as an...
  • ISO-CHEMIE: Sealing windows at Ian Fleming's coastal cottage
    Sealing windows at Ian Fleming's coastal cottage
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Following decades of attack from the elements, particularly wind-blown saltwater, the former Kent home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming needed its windows replaced. The sealant for the windows needed to blend in seamlessly...
  • Tobermore: £2.1m Carr Lane Constructed with Tobermore Kingston
    £2.1m Carr Lane Constructed with Tobermore Kingston
    Tobermore
    Carr Lane in the rural village of Hambleton is a new £2.1 million development from Regenda Homes designed to accommodate the elderly population in the area. The pristine new homes have been constructed by MCI Developments...
  • ISO-CHEMIE: Window sealing at private house near Fareham
    Window sealing at private house near Fareham
    ISO-CHEMIE
    High-performance foam tapes were specified for improved all round sealing at a new private house near Fareham on the Hampshire coast. Villa Aalto, designed by architect Carl Leroy Smith, will benefit from ISO-CHEMIE BLOCO...
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS reduces install time on project
    SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS reduces install time on project
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLYPATTRESS PLUS, an innovative factory-prepared oriented strand board (OSB), has greatly reduced the time spent on the latest big build project for contractor SD Plastering. The project, at Surrey Quays, Canada Water,...
  • Tobermore: Nostalgic Country Stone Walling Specified by Persimmon
    Nostalgic Country Stone Walling Specified by Persimmon
    Tobermore
    Martello Park in Pembroke, South Wales, is one of the latest developments crafted by Persimmon Homes. The housebuilder faced challenges with this project in sourcing a housebuilding product that would blend with the...
  • H+H UK: Thin-Joint system, Lifetime Home Standard development
    Thin-Joint system, Lifetime Home Standard development
    H+H UK
    Royal Britannia Crescent in Great Yarmouth is an arc-shaped development consisting of 19 three-bedroom houses. It is built on the site of the former Beach Coach Station car park. Contractor R G Carter wanted to use aircrete...
  • ISO-CHEMIE: Airtight seals for new straw bale clad Nucleus building
    Airtight seals for new straw bale clad Nucleus building
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Hayesfield Girls’ School commissioned a new two-storey, 1200 square metre teaching block. The building – The Nucleus – had a number of laboratories and classrooms arranged around a super lab and a double-height learning...
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Shopfronts created using engineered wood panels
    Shopfronts created using engineered wood panels
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    Yes, you read that correctly MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) now adorns the shopfronts of over 30 high-end retail and design spaces at the new Eccleston Place hub near Victoria station, central London. However, it’s far from an...
  • Elefant Gratings: Gratings for Manchester Transport Interchange
    Gratings for Manchester Transport Interchange
    Elefant Gratings
    Elefant Gratings manufactured and supplied Type N and Type SP gratings for use as balustrade infills, stair treads, landings and screening for Manchester Transport Interchange. Stair treads feature anti-slip nosings.
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO Chemie seals Passivhaus housing association scheme
    ISO Chemie seals Passivhaus housing association scheme
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Dozens of windows and doors at a Passivhaus new-build project required air tight sealing. The 3-bedroom terraced houses were to be built in a conservation area adjacent to Grade II listed buildings.
  • H+H UK: Badby Park Nursing Home, Daventry: RåBuild construction
    Badby Park Nursing Home, Daventry: RåBuild construction
    H+H UK
    Badby Park is a unique facility dedicated to neurological illnesses and disorders, providing specialist nursing and rehabilitation in the vicinity of Northampton. The two-storey development is divided into two wings. The...