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  • H+H UK: Cost-saving, faster build Aircrete system for new homes
    Cost-saving, faster build Aircrete system for new homes
    H+H UK
    Hill Bespoke, which uses cutting edge techniques to provide premium housing solutions. specified the RåBuild method of construction, which uses the H+H Thin-Joint System, on four new build homes in Cambridgeshire. RåBuild,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Elefant Gratings: Screening and fencing for West Ham Bus Depot
    Screening and fencing for West Ham Bus Depot
    Elefant Gratings
    Elefant Gratings manufactured and supplied Type NP and Type SP gratings for use as screening and fencing for West Ham Bus Depot.
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: MDF panels for miniature shopfront - Chelsea Flower show
    MDF panels for miniature shopfront - Chelsea Flower show
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    MEDITE SMARTPLY has partnered with Wallgarden, bespoke maker of children’s playhouses, and landscape designer Sarah Eberle, to create a miniature Hampshire-style cottage and miniature London shop at the Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Metsä Wood UK: Prefabricated Kerto® LVL wavy panels for office interior
    Prefabricated Kerto® LVL wavy panels for office interior
    Metsä Wood UK
    One Main Office in Boston, USA is set within a 1970's concrete slab building. It has been refurbished with a wavy wooden interior that showcases Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The timber curves are built entirely from...
  • 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: SHED project offers solution to London housing crisis
    SHED project offers solution to London housing crisis
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    An innovative project to help combat London’s housing crisis has been unveiled from Lowe Guardians and Studio Bark architects. Modular SHEDs (taken from the word SHarED), which are manufactured offsite and can be installed...
  • H+H UK: Thermally-efficient building blocks for new luxury homes
    Thermally-efficient building blocks for new luxury homes
    H+H UK
    H+H Standard Grade Celcon Blocks were used for an exclusive development of 5 luxury homes in Bunbury, Cheshire. The rural location presented a number of challenges for delivering the materials to site so local merchant...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Laminated veneer lumber for alpine SPA-Bungalow
    Laminated veneer lumber for alpine SPA-Bungalow
    Metsä Wood UK
    Swiss designer and wellness facility developer, Roger Bernet, has worked with numerous five-star hotels that have extensive budgets. He wanted to create a unique, cost-effective concept for hotels with smaller budgets, but...
  • Elefant Gratings: Architectural gratings for Shoeburyness High School
    Architectural gratings for Shoeburyness High School
    Elefant Gratings
    Elefant Gratings manufactured and supplied louvres for use as balustrade infill and brise soleil, and Type SP stair treads for Shoeburyness High School in Essex.
  • H+H UK: Aircrete blocks used in solid wall construction
    Aircrete blocks used in solid wall construction
    H+H UK
    H+H Celcon Standard Grade blocks were used for a custom-built residential home, built for a family of four. They wanted to buy a new house in the area, having extended their existing bungalow three times, but could find...
  • H+H UK: Aircrete building blocks for thermally efficient home
    Aircrete building blocks for thermally efficient home
    H+H UK
    Using aircrete, a certified modern method of construction, main contractor B.W Bellis was able to complete the blockwork on a large six-bedroom self-build property in Wales within six weeks. Apart from some technical...
  • 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.
  • Metsä Wood UK: Open Source Wood winner: Kokoon modular housing system
    Open Source Wood winner: Kokoon modular housing system
    Metsä Wood UK
    Open Source Wood is Metsä Wood's collaboration platform for architects and engineers to share their innovations in modular wood construction and the Kokoon modular building system was a recent winner of its award. Kokoon has...