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  • 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: Low density Aircrete blocks for foundations and walls
    Low density Aircrete blocks for foundations and walls
    H+H UK
    Pine Lodge is a seven home development located on Liverpool Road close to the centre of Chester. H+H Celcon Foundation Blocks (325mm x 215mm) in Standard Grade and 3.6N strength were used to construct the foundations for the...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • ISO-CHEMIE: Victorian windows sealed using ISO-CHEMIE products
    Victorian windows sealed using ISO-CHEMIE products
    ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO-CHEMIE's foam sealing tapes are providing a high-performance, weather-resistant, airtight sealing solution around new timber frame sash windows installed on a Victorian terrace extension project, whilst also delivering...
  • 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.
  • ISO-CHEMIE: High-performance foam tapes seal hotel aluminium windows
    High-performance foam tapes seal hotel aluminium windows
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Iso-Chemie’s high-performance foam tapes have been specified to provide effective sealing of small tolerance gaps around new windows installed at a 30-room hotel development in London’s East End. The ISO-BLOCO ONE tape was...
  • 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: New apartments, Brighton: a fabric-first approach
    New apartments, Brighton: a fabric-first approach
    H+H UK
    The developer adopted a fabric-first approach when it came to constructing this four-unit apartment block on a restricted site in order to meet the local planning requirements, which required a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-Chemie tape seals affordable London homes
    ISO-Chemie tape seals affordable London homes
    ISO-CHEMIE
    The Meadows is a mixed-use, contemporary style development of commercial spaces and residential homes. The development is located in a conservation area in Mitcham, in the London borough of Merton. Thousands of windows and...