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  • Cembrit: Cembonit is elegant choice for Central School of Ballet
    Cembonit is elegant choice for Central School of Ballet
    Cembrit
    Cembrit’s Cembonit has been used to create an elegant and modern exterior at the Central School of Ballet on Clerkenwell Road, London. Approximately 4,000m² of Cembonit in 'Flint' has been used on the striking façade of the 34,000 ft sq ballet school. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the new building is comprised of 162 student residential units...
    25 April 2014
  • Instarmac Group: NEW Ultrascape SUDScrete impresses at Ecobuild
    NEW Ultrascape SUDScrete impresses at Ecobuild
    Instarmac Group
    Ecobuild has reported a rise in visitor figures following the end of their 10th show. Ultrascape exhibited for the first time and generated a ‘buzz’ with their new permeable paving system, SUDScrete. The exhibition was held at the ExCel in London, and visitors flocked from all over the world to enjoy the 3-day spectacle. Located within the...
    18 March 2014
  • Ronacrete: Ronacrete receives third ISO accreditation: OHSAS 18001
    Ronacrete receives third ISO accreditation: OHSAS 18001
    Ronacrete
    Specialist construction manufacturer, Ronacrete has scored an accreditation hat-trick by achieving BS OHSAS 18001:2007, the third industry standard accreditation achieved by the company. OHSAS 18001 covers Occupational Health and Safety Management, and was assessed and registered by the NQA The standard guarantees that equipment is being...
    25 February 2014
  • Instarmac Group: Highways Magazine 'Excellence Awards'
    Highways Magazine 'Excellence Awards'
    Instarmac Group
    Highways Magazine ‘Excellence Awards’ recognises Ultrascape Coventry Civic Centre public realm scheme and Poynton Town Centre regeneration project have both been honored in this year’s Highways Magazine’s ‘Excellence Awards’. These outstanding improvements were created using the Ultrascape BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system. Coventry City...
    14 November 2013
  • Instarmac Group: Ultrascape features in award-winning scheme
    Ultrascape features in award-winning scheme
    Instarmac Group
    Witton Street Phase 1 – Cheshire West and Chester BC public realm scheme has won the ‘Highways’ LGN Street Design Award 2013. Ultrascape’s renowned flowable grout, Flowpoint was supplied for the project. The ‘Highways’ category of the annual LGN Street Design Awards recognises best practice and innovation in street design across the UK. The...
    14 November 2013
  • H+H UK: A lesson in fast construction of student accommodation
    A lesson in fast construction of student accommodation
    H+H UK
    H+H’s innovative Thin-Joint System, using Celfix mortar and Multi Plate aircrete blocks, has been used to speed-up the construction of a student accommodation block at the University of Reading. Developed by Fawleybridge Investments, the privately operated student accommodation block, located in Regis Park Road, Reading, contains 101 bedrooms...
    08 November 2013
  • H+H UK: Spade to roof height in less than 5 days
    Spade to roof height in less than 5 days
    H+H UK
    H+H’s innovative all-in-one building method, Rå Build, has been used in the construction of a pair of semi-detached bungalows on a restricted site in Kessingland, Suffolk. The bungalows were built for Orwell Housing Association by Wellington Construction. This pair of semi bungalows reached roof plate height in only four and a half days from the...
    26 September 2013
  • H+H UK: New Robust Details for use with Celcon Blocks
    New Robust Details for use with Celcon Blocks
    H+H UK
    Robust Details E-WM-23 and 24 are now available for a high-performance cavity separation wall construction using H+H aircrete blocks. The fully-filled cavity solutions, designed to address the thermal insulation requirements of Part L, have the added benefit of providing a high acoustic performance which exceeds the requirements of Part E of the...
    30 July 2013
  • Ronacrete: Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise
    Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise
    Ronacrete
    The first series of CPD seminars from specialist construction product manufacturer Ronacrete have taken place and certificates issued to the attendees. Ronacrete offers Continual Professional Development seminars in three areas of expertise. 1. Resin bound and bonded surfacing 2. Concrete repair and protection 3. Specialist screeding (fast drying...
    29 July 2013
  • Knauf: Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Knauf
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is reprising its popular Golden Ticket competition from last year with another stunning prize promotion worth over £20,000. Top of the prize list is a VW Caddy Van, which retails at over £14,000. Runner Up prizes...
    19 July 2013
  • Sika : Composite reinforcement bridge strengthening
    Composite reinforcement bridge strengthening
    Sika
    When the M3 Hawley Lane Bridge started to show signs of excessive deflection under heavy traffic, engineers at Enterprise Mouchel devised a repair solution that included the installation of a new central bridge pier to support two existing outer piers. To counteract changes to the deck’s dynamics and reinforce the bridge between the three...
    19 July 2013
  • Tier® Panel Walling System at CED
    CED
    CED, the UK’s primary supplier of the increasingly popular Tier® stone walling system, are pleased to announce the merger of their two Irish depots. For some time, Tier® had operated out of a rented warehouse in Banbridge, however as the brand has grown it became apparent that Tier® customers would be better served by merging the Tier® operation...
    16 July 2013
  • Centriforce Products: Recycled design makes an entrance at Manchester Festival
    Recycled design makes an entrance at Manchester Festival
    Centriforce Products
    Stunning contemporary street furniture made for the roof terrace of Manchester International Festival has been designed using Stokbord® recycled plastic sheet and board following a competition among design students from Manchester School of Art. Liverpool-based plastics recycler Centriforce worked alongside the students to come up with the...
    10 July 2013
  • Sika : Water tower transformed using Sikatack panel adhesive
    Water tower transformed using Sikatack panel adhesive
    Sika
    SikaTack Panel Adhesive, the secret fix cladding system from global building products manufacturer Sika, has been used to create a striking external facade at Lambeth Water Tower – the landmark redevelopment of a derelict listed building transformed into a luxurious living space fit for the 21st Century. Formerly the old Lambeth workhouse and...
    28 June 2013
  • New “Section 12” registered products brochure
    Ronacrete
    Ronacrete has produced a new brochure to promote its range of Section 12 registered products for underground railway stations. Following the Kings Cross fire in 1987 and the Fennell Enquiry into that event, new legislation was enacted in Section 12 of the Fire Precaution Act 1971, namely The Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations...
    18 June 2013