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  • 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: Elme Hall Hotel, Cambridge: acoustically sound extension
    Elme Hall Hotel, Cambridge: acoustically sound extension
    H+H UK
    This project entailed the demolition of existing outbuildings of the Elme Hall Hotel, followed by construction of a 34-bedroom building known as The Lodge. This extension has been built to cater for extra demand at the...
  • H+H UK: Ribbon Court Care Scheme: single supply solution
    Ribbon Court Care Scheme: single supply solution
    H+H UK
    Ribbon Court is one of the first schemes in the country specifically designed to meet the new and emerging needs of older people from the area’s diverse communities. The four-storey development comprises 50 one- and...
  • 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: TRICOYA EXTREME used in planters at Hammersmith Station
    TRICOYA EXTREME used in planters at Hammersmith Station
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    Bradmore Square in Hammersmith, West London, has been newly reinvigorated with various creative interventions including a bespoke floor treatment, along with mirrored fins and bespoke twisted planters made with MTX (MEDITE...
  • Marldon UK: Floor adhesive allows flexible movement at the Shard
    Floor adhesive allows flexible movement at the Shard
    Marldon UK
    HSP provided a sub-floor solution for the Shard that allowed for flexible movement of the wooden floor in response to fluctuating temperatures due to heating and air conditioning and sunshine. Marldon MXA200 wood floor...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: Blocks for sustainable neighbourhood, Northfields
    Blocks for sustainable neighbourhood, Northfields
    H+H UK
    Northfields, Colchester, is a new sustainable neighbourhood designed by Terence O’Rourke to provide new homes, an attractive open park and school with useful transport links for the local community. This development is the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 44 new Rå Build homes for Ashford Council, Kent
    44 new Rå Build homes for Ashford Council, Kent
    H+H UK
    Changes to government funding structures for social housing allow Councils to build directly-owned houses for rent. Ashford Council subsequently embarked on a programme of building that is likely to see 20 units pa built to...