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Bauer Inner City

Flooding is a worsening problem in the UK as climate change takes effect and more hard-engineered defences are built to take the strain, despite their intrusive and costly nature. A modern, effective alternative for flood control is available in the Bauer-IBS Demflood System. The system's demountability allows the preservation of existing land or townscapes, while offering complete protection from floods.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 900

American Shutters

Superb-quality interior wooden shutter panels with adjustable louvres are custom-made in the US in a range of stain or paint colours. These can meet the most demanding of design problems. Indeed, panels can be made to suit any installation, including fan-top, rake and arch designs. A wide selection of louvre shapes and sizes is available to choose from. Visit the website at www. americanshutters. co. uk

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 901

Titon

The window refurbishment of Fife Council's headquarters has used window fittings and trickle ventilators from Titon. TV90 slot vents were fitted to 350 replacement windows. Finished in white and green, the slot vents incorporate Titon's Trimvent opening system for improved ventilation. For improved security, Titon supplied its Select Espagnolette Handle, Sobocino 490 Pivot Hinges and Perimeter Locking fittings.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 902

BRK Electronics

BRK has launched a series of technical data sheets to support its entire range of smoke, heat, carbon-monoxide and callpoint alarms. The range, which comprises one data sheet per product, includes a full technical specification and is intended to help designers select the correct specification and assist with installation.

A new hotline service for all BRK products is also available on 01275 841403.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 903

Hunter & Partners

Hunter & Partners is converting a Victorian house to a nursery school in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. The property will be extended on one side, doubling the floor space to provide interview and meeting rooms, computer facilities, a reception and a kitchen area. The ú1 million contract will take just under a year to complete and aims to extend the boundaries of the traditional nursery school environment.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 904

CP Electronics

CP Electronics has supplied a lighting-control system to two office developments at Windmill Hill Business Park in Swindon. Office areas are lit by recessed fluorescent airhandling luminaires connected to CP switching modules to provide occupancy detection via PIR sensors and timecontrolled switching. Each module has eight outlets and four switching relays to provide zoned control of groups of luminaires.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 905

Polypipe Group

Polypipe Group has launched Stormwater Management Systems Guide to help designers in the specification of sustainable drainage systems. Produced in response to Part H of the Building Regulations covering surface water drainage, the 28-page guide addresses requirements and guidelines, good SUDS practice and presents solutions using the range of products available from Polypipe Group. Visit www. stormwater. co. uk

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 906

Link 51

The ú6.7 million development of The Archive Centre in Norfolk has used Link 51's rolled-edge shelving system and storage bays to hold some 11 million items. Rolled-edged shelving minimises the risk of snagging boxes and documents, while 17 large-volume, flat-storage bays were created using Link 51's robust Euro-shelving. Plan chests with drop-down fronts and cantilevered shelving units for maps complete the facility.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 907

Mumford & Wood

In celebration of its 50th birthday, Mumford & Wood has launched a new technical brochure covering its extensive range of conservation products, including French doorsets, casements and historic box sashes. The company has also upgraded production by replacing all European redwood with more durable engineered laminated larch and Douglas fir.

Three coats of factory-finished paint will feature as standard.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 908

Ash & Lacy Building Systems

Ash & Lacy has supplied a package of Ashfab perimeter detailing and rainwater products to Wolseley House at the Staffordshire Technology Park. The installation comprised 0.7mm steel architectural fabrications with an HPS 200 finish and included standard, curved and bullnose flashings, rainwater pipes and louvres. Galvanised steel insulated gutters to meet Building Regulation requirements complete the package.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 909

Kaba

Kaba Door Systems has supplied automatic and manual entrance doors to Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater, central London. Special care has been taken to ensure that the new doors harmonise with the architecture. Full-height tubular handles and a bronze-coloured powder-coated finish replicate the original doors. All doors meet DDA requirements and are demountable to allow large displays to be brought in.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 910

Siptec

A new super-strong structural insulated panel (SIP) has been developed by Siptec for use with steel or concrete-framed multi-storey buildings, or for cladding or infilling green oak frames. SipHouse Duplex walling and roofing panels come in a range of sizes up to 5.6m in length and 225mm in thickness. The panels achieve a gross axial loading performance of 477kN/m and allow 6m roofing spans to be achieved easily.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 911

Samuel Heath & Sons

Samuel Heath & Sons has published a new brochure covering the company's range of Perko and Perkomatic concealed door closers. The brochure details new product finishes, technical information and performance data for the closers, which are suitable for commercial and domestic use. Both ranges have been included in successful testing of fire doors to BS 476 for half-hour and one-hour integrity.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 912

Rock Asphalte

Birmingham's Bullring retail centre is protected by a Flexiphalte Triple Protection roofing system, supplied and installed by Rock Asphalte. FTP roofing is a fully bonded polymer-modified mastic asphalt/membrane system, designed to be laid flat on concrete decks and substrates. It incorporates two waterproof layers and a layer of insulation and ballast or paving slabs, bonded to each other and to the substrate.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 913

Easilift Loading Systems

Easilift Loading Systems kept disruption to a minimum when it modernised three loading bays for Dorset-based food company, Ryvita. Easilift replaced the existing dock levellers, upgrading the loading bays with its 232 Poweramp dock leveller - a fully hydraulic model with a swing/hinged-type lip designed for low maintenance requirements. Dock shelter pads were replaced with tough 403 collapsible-frame dock shelters.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 914

ThorWorld Industries

ThorWorld Industries provides a one-stop source for loadingbay equipment, accessories, safety aids, trucks, mobile lifting platforms and yard-ramps. Established in 1981, the company aims to provide safe and cost-effective materials handling equipment. A selection from ThorWorld's product range can be seen on stand 6H100 at the International Materials Handling Exhibition, NEC, from 2-4 March 2004.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 915

Sonic Windows

Sonic Windows has produced a new brochure detailing its range of Communication Window Systems. Included is information on Counter Intercom Systems, Acoustic Windows, Titan Bullet-Resistant Windows, Ticket Office Work Stations and Speakeasy Communication Windows.

Photographs illustrate the special features of each product and include line drawings with all relevant dimensions.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 916

Interface

The Palette Dimensions range of heavy contract velour carpet tiles is made up of 23 designs embracing six themes inspired by nature, tactile surfaces, industry, geometry, scale and dimension. Palette Dimensions is a fusion-bonded cutpile tile using DuPont Antron Excel Nylon for durability and appearance retention. The range is suitable for use in the workplace, leisure and in-store facilities.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 917

Sarnafil

To satisfy the requirements of Part L, the two new buildings at Truro College have used roofing systems from Sarnafil. The roofs curve downwards from three storeys high to drainage arrowheads at ground level. Comprising a profiled steel deck, a Sarnavap 2000 vapour-control layer, SarnaTherm 50mm insulation and light grey Sarnafil G410-12ELF membrane, each roof is finished with 'standing-seam' effect Decor Profile.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 918

AME Facades

Some 2,500m 2 of AME Facades' Proteus 10 insulated cladding system have been specified by Newenham Mulligan & Associates on the Hertz Financial Centre in Swords, Dublin. The panels, which have pre-finished PVF2 metallic-silver aluminium front skins, were designed to integrate seamlessly with the glazing and sunscreening on the project. The building is the new European headquarters for the Hertz vehicle company.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 919

Bekaert

Now in their second year, the Bekaert Achievement Awards recognise those Bekaert Pro-net fencing contractors that have demonstrated their dedication to best practice and continuous improvement through the delivery of safety, productivity and value for money. This year's Gold, Silver and Bronze medals went to Howie of Dunlop in Ayrshire, Allen Fencing in Surrey and Burn Fencing in East Riding.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 920

Corus Panels & Profiles

To eliminate the need for horizontal roof bracing in the plane of the roof, Corus Panels & Profiles has launched a diaphragm design service for users of its structural roof decking system. The service follows the development of Corus' new decking-design software, which carries out decking analysis from BS 5950 Part 6, for imposed loading and analysis, to BS 5950 Part 9, for stressed skin (diaphragm) design.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 921

Charcon

An improvement scheme along the quay of Bideford in north Devon has used some 4,500m2 of Charcon EcoPave to link projects by the Environment Agency, Torridge District Council and Devon County Council. The product mix includes Cornish granite, copper slag and china clay stent. Chosen for its economic and sustainable properties and palette of colours, EcoPave will help make the area more accessible to pedestrians.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 922

Dryvit

Dryvit External Insulation and Finishing Systems have been used to clad the eight-storey Canning Circus luxury apartment development in Nottingham. Dryvit cladding systems incorporate EPS insulation boards protected by a glass fibre reinforcing mesh embedded in a polymer modified cement base, coat and finished with a hard-wearing acrylic coating that comes in a variety of textures and colours.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 924

Tecnika

Tecnika is a recomposed marble cement blend raised floor panel. Designed as a one-piece format, it eliminates a number of problems that have plagued systems of sandwich construction in the past. Benefits include non-delamination, high loading, an industry-standard module and integrated edge protection. The Tecnika product is intended for use in receptions, lift lobbies, atria and banking halls.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 926

Vicaima

The Vicaima Portaro Easifit Door Kit includes a door, frame and architrave assembly with a complete veneer or foil-matched finish, eliminating the need to fit painted frames around wood-grain-finish doors.

Benefits include improved thermal and acoustic properties, a high-quality finish, reduced site costs and rapid assembly. Vicaima has produced a CDROM to take users through the process step by step.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 923

Kingspan Insulation

A report based on independent analysis by Bucknall Austin has chosen Kingspan's Koolduct zero ODP System as the most effective option for projects where weight is an issue. The report, Rethinking Ductwork - Stressed Out? includes six case studies, including theatre and leisure premises. It states that with a weight of only 15 per cent of that of galvanised steel ductwork, the system contributed to the projects' success.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 925

Euroclad

Euroclad's metal roofing and cladding profiles have enabled rapid enclosure of the external envelope of Dixons Mastercare distribution centre in Newark, Nottingham. Some 100,000m 2of Euroclad's trapezoidal 32/1000 and 19/1000 profiles were used to clad the building, offering effective weather-tightness with minimal maintenance. Highly durable, the panels met a variety of different loadings and exposures over the building.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 927

Reznor

Within the air-handling units on all four floors of the Birmingham Bullring Debenhams are housed two Reznor gas-fired RHC heat exchangers. Cooled or heated air is ducted on to the shop floor and distributed through discreet grilles, maintaining even heat coverage and constant comfort temperatures of between 22 infinity C and 24 infinity C. The system offers control and reliability and operates very economically.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 928

MGC Medway

Galvanising has applied a protective galvanised coating to the 320 trusses that support the glazed roof of London's Waterloo station. Each 1,800kg truss was dismantled, numbered and shipped to Medway Galvanising's plant in Sittingbourne for the meticulous coating procedure, which will guarantee a maintenance-free life of 70 years.

Email info@medgalv. co. uk for more information.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 929

Marley Roofing

Duo Marquess interlocking slates from Marley Roofing have been used for a large refurbishment development of council houses in Derby. Specified in Slate Grey and Tuscan Red, Duo Marquess was selected for 40 roofs, meeting the need for cost-effective roofing materials. The slate system is suitable for use on commercial and domestic projects and is compatible with Marley Dry Fix and Ventilation systems.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 930

Aquila Design

Aquila Design has helped to create a focal point for the Millennium Plaza, one of the entry points for the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. Some 21 LEDs in red, blue and green have been installed in white tapered columns, finely tapered at the top to mimic needles. The 19 columns have been set in a wave pattern, integrating harmoniously with their daytime surroundings and creating a dramatic effect at night.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 931

Adams Rite Europe

Adams Rite Europe has launched an exit device that conforms to the latest legislation concerning safe escape through a doorway with minimum effort. The 900 Series exit bar provides easy release over the full width of the bar and is suitable for use with timber, aluminium and steel door materials. It comes in five standard widths, from 6001,200mm, and bars may be cut to a minimum door width of 515mm where required.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 932

Blanc de Bierges

Blanc de Bierges materials have been used for the Llanberis Lake railway station at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Light, natural Blanc de Bierges paving slabs were laid in a chequerboard pattern for the centre of the platform, and copings and tactile paving for the edging. There are more than 7,500 integrated products in the Blanc de Bierges range, all handcrafted in the UK. Telephone 01733 202566 for further information.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 933

Easipoint

Huntington Place and The Green in Tynemouth have undergone a refurbishment programme using high-strength SettPoint pourable mortar. Phase one involved the laying of new granite setts in a pedestrian area, while phase two used SettPoint in natural to point gaps of 10-15mm over an area of 530m 2comprising reclaimed and recovered granite setts.

Telephone 01257 224900 for information.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 934

Potter & Soar

The new architectural-mesh brochure from Potter & Soar includes detail shots of each mesh design and photographs of recent installations. Applications are grouped together under distinct headings to make selection easier, and projects include the new mesh-clad Pulrose Power Station chimney.

Email potter. soar@btinternet. com for a copy or view the full range of products at www. architecturalmesh. co. uk

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 935

Greenwood Airvac

Asprey Homes of Sevenoaks, Kent, has specified central extraction systems from Greenwood Airvac for a series of new bungalows. Each property has an Airvac CMEV extraction unit suspended in the loft, with ducting to vents in the ceilings of the kitchen and bathroom through which damp and stale air is extracted. The systems operate at low power consumption, are inexpensive to run, reliable and quiet.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 936

Pilkington Blast-resistant

Pilkington Planar offers designers a solution to the dangers of high-velocity glass particles. The fixing mechanism keeps the stresses around the countersunk bolt holes supporting the glazing to an absolute minimum. Unlike some conventional glazing systems that fall towards the source of an explosion, Pilkington Planar can deflect and absorb the energy generated by a blast.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 937

Guttermaster

Guttermaster has launched the latest edition of its Specifier and User Guide. The guide covers Guttermaster's range of aluminium gutters and rainwater pipes, as well as its fascia and soffit-and-wall capping systems.

The guide includes 'Four Simple Steps to Rainwater System Design' and a table of gutter and outlet capacities in an easyto-follow format. The website has also been updated - visit www. guttermaster. co. uk

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 938

Compriband

Specialist mechanical expansion-joint systems from Compriband have been used to maintain the structural integrity of the Paternoster Square retail and office development in London. Sections of the all-metal Interspan range were used to seal expansion jointing gaps established in the concrete floors and base structures. The profiles comprise aluminium cover profiles that interlock into aluminium side plates.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 940

Conren

Resin flooring specialist Conren has installed a selfsmoothing epoxy screed for the RAF Aircraft Museum at Hendon in north-west London. Laid in 40 sections over a total area of 1,600m 2, the screed formed an intricate pattern as a backdrop to the display of vintage aircraft. Conren produces a range of resin coatings, screeds, waterproofing compounds and highfriction surfacing for roadways.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 941

Pace Timber Engineering

Roof truss manufacturer Pace Timber Engineering is to move into engineered floor joist production with new factories at Bleak Hall in Milton Keynes. Pace will manufacture the Posi-Joist system, a light and easy-to-install product suitable for floors and roofs in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. The company claims that Posi-Joist can reduce labour costs and on-site building time.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 939

HL Plastics

Following modifications, Suredeck's Safety Decking System can now be used as a lightweight working platform for operatives and hand tools, as well as a fall-prevention system for contractors working at height inside buildings. Made from plastic extrusions and mouldings, each panel covers 1m 2, providing a high-strength safety system that can be easily assembled to fit into irregular-shaped voids.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 942

Trus Joist

Trus Joist's engineered timber Silent Floor System is being installed as part of a Victorian power station's conversion into an office development in Coventry. Developer Harrabin Construction wanted to use the shell of the original building but aimed for the minimum use of structural steel sections for the new floors. Parallam parallel strand lumber was used, exposed and treated with intumescent lacquer.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 943

Wieland

Connectors from Wieland Electric have been used in the development of the Prolojik PL500 range of pluggable lighting-control modules for analogue and digital control.

Chosen for their compact design and ease of installation, the four-pole and six-pole horizontal GST connectors have been used in conjunction with two-pole rising cage clamp connectors for network connections.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 944

Aircrete Bureau

Thin-joint Aircrete masonry has been used for 16 brick-clad seafront apartments at Lytham St Annes on Lancashire's Fylde coast. The strong and durable masonry unit can, Aircrete claims, improve completion times by allowing finishing trades earlier access to the building. Added to this, the construction will be more airtight and there will be a reduction of mortar and block waste.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 945

Architectural Profiles

Architectural Profiles has extended its AP 65 ZS StandingSeam Roof System range, with modules now available in 500mm widths. Previously, 500mm modules would have needed to be fully supported. The new width means no additional support is required under the pan, producing savings in fixings and halters.

Architectural Profiles claims the new width will also improve the speed of installation.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 946

Geberit

Geberit Terrain systems have been used throughout Number One Deansgate, a new residential and mixed-use development in Manchester. The drainage systems, specified for their low weight, cost savings and speed and ease of installation, were used above and below ground. The low noise properties of the HDPE pipework were considered an essential factor in comfortable living.

FOCUS ENQUIRY NO. 947

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