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  • Steintec: tuffgrit helps create SuDS driveway in Beaconsfield
    tuffgrit helps create SuDS driveway in Beaconsfield
    Steintec
    The site, a 365m2 driveway to a private residence in Beaconsfield, located atop a hill, slopes by 4% (1:25), causing problems with water run-off collecting fines from the existing bound gravel creating severe silting of the...
  • H+H UK: Building blocks for new housing development in Plymouth
    Building blocks for new housing development in Plymouth
    H+H UK
    H+H Celcon Blocks were specified for use on a 24-unit social housing development in Plymouth. H+H was chosen in part due to the lightweight properties and ease of use of the product as half of the units were constructed by...
  • 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.
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Engineered OSB3 panels used in school internal fit-out
    Engineered OSB3 panels used in school internal fit-out
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    PATTRESS PLUS engineered OSB3 panels helped contractor Keyes Brothers Construction to complete the fit-out of a new building at Queensferry High School ahead of schedule. PATTRESS PLUS was developed to save contractors and...
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: OSB engineered panels reduce install time on big build
    OSB engineered panels reduce install time on big build
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS, an innovative factory-prepared oriented strand board (OSB), has greatly reduced time for a big build project at Surrey Quays, Canada Water, London. Chosen over traditional board to provide support for...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • H+H UK: Thin joint blocks cut build time for homes development
    Thin joint blocks cut build time for homes development
    H+H UK
    H+H UK’s Thin Joint System was used for internal partition and separating walls for Bermondsey Spa Phase 2 instead of the drylined studwork and gypsum block originally specified, cutting the programme time by an estimated...
  • H+H UK: H+H Aircrete blocks for energy efficient self-build home
    H+H Aircrete blocks for energy efficient self-build home
    H+H UK
    H+H Aircrete blocks and the Thin-Joint method of construction were used for a robust, energy efficient self-build project. The site posed a number of logistical challenges, primarily the constrained size and shape of the...
  • H+H UK: Thin-joint blocks for Code level 6 homes, Basingstoke
    Thin-joint blocks for Code level 6 homes, Basingstoke
    H+H UK
    Miller Homes decided to take real customers, as well as its supply chain, on a journey towards Code level 6 on the 3.65 acre site. The company has built five identical Miller Zero houses to different levels of the Code for...
  • H+H UK: H+H’s Rå Build method used for new apartment block
    H+H’s Rå Build method used for new apartment block
    H+H UK
    Contractor Canning Ericsson used H+H’s Rå Build method for the construction of a 3-storey apartment block in Brighton. The contractor was already familiar with the Rå Build method of large-format aircrete blocks, the...
  • Tobermore: Tobermore facing brick and paving used by CALA Homes
    Tobermore facing brick and paving used by CALA Homes
    Tobermore
    CALA Homes developed Kinleith Mill, a beautiful and distinctive new housing development in Currie to the west of Edinburgh. Tobermore’s Scottish Sales team introduced the housebuilder to the superior facing brick and paving...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Kerto LVL flooring in world's tallest wooden building
    Kerto LVL flooring in world's tallest wooden building
    Metsä Wood UK
    When it opened in March 2019, the Mjösa Tower became the world’s tallest wooden building. Fast to build with, light and green Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) from Metsä Wood plays an important part in strengthening the...
  • H+H UK: Thin-joint aircrete blocks, children's centre in Hackney
    Thin-joint aircrete blocks, children's centre in Hackney
    H+H UK
    The new Children and Young Person's Centre for Development and Disability (Hackney Ark) is a centre of excellence providing children with disabilities with a range of health, education and social services all on one site.
  • 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...