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MENDIGER BASALT AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Mendiger Basalt Lava was used to build Ortner and Ortner's MUMOK modern art museum in Vienna - for the 100mm-thick facade, the curved roof, and the inside walls. The entrance hall is fully lined with Basalt slabs. It is a homage to this volcanic material, chosen for its character and resilience. For details, tel 020 7407 1157 or email info@lavastonedesigns. co. uk

FENDORHANSEN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 FendorHansen, part of the £100 million Anglo-Scandinavian HansenGroup, assisted architect RMJM in the design of external glazed curtain walling at the new MC block at Wolverhampton University.

FendorHansen's Fineline system was installed in the north and south elevations of the building, with steel mullions and transoms to give inherent strength in load-carrying.

SANDTOFT ROOF TILES AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Humber Plain Tiles in natural terracotta from Sandtoft Roof Tiles proved the perfect replacement for old tiles on a Grade II-listed former school building in Winson Green, Birmingham. The school, now a thriving community centre, has undergone a 40-week refurbishment, completed by main contractor Balfour Beatty. The building dates from the end of the 19th century.

FORBES AND LOMAX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 Forbes and Lomax's Dimming System alters lighting levels at the push of a button or by remote control. It is quick to programme and simple to install.

Available in a number of high-quality finishes and in two sizes, the smaller fits into a standard double-depth wall box with separate power unit, and the larger model is entirely self-contained. Call 020 7738 0202 or visit www. forbesandlomax. co. uk for more information.

RENDERPLAS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 The new Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland was a worthy finalist in the RIBA Stirling Prize for Building of the Year 2002.

Renderplas is pleased to have been part of the construction of the wing, providing the PVCu beads, which helped create a perfect finish to interior walls of the building. The use of the PVCu beads will provide stain-free and durable protection for many years to come.

KALWALL: PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 Leeds Station is a stunning example of how light-diffusing Kalwall can bring sparkle and improvement to a large public facility. Kalwall cladding and roofing is highly insulating, energy-saving, Part Lfriendly and without the disadvantages of glass. Stoakes Systems can explain why, and has the architect-designed projects to prove it.

Tel 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk

GLAZING VISION AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 Glazing Vision's latest product for the domestic and commercial market is the Walk-On FlushGlaze rooflight.

It can be installed, for instance, in an external upperfloor terrace with a timber deck; the glazed surface fits flush with the deck and can be walked on while allowing daylight through to rooms below.

High-performance structural adhesives bond the glass onto the polyester powder-coated aluminium frame, backed up by a twolayer weather seal.

GOODING ALUMINIUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 The versatility, texture, style and form of Gooding Aluminium's perforated sheet make it the perfect choice for use across the architectural spectrum. GA offers a vast range of eyecatching perforated stock patterns, or you can use its bespoke service and produce your own unique design. The adaptability of this product makes it ideal for both practical and aesthetic applications.

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