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AUGST LIGHTSTONE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

Lightweight stone panels by AUGST GmbH are the perfect solution for facades, interior panels and lifts, or where the weight of stone could be a problem. It can be reduced by 80 per cent, without damaging the beauty or durability of the stone. Several types of backing materials can be bonded to the thin stone, including light concrete and alucore honeycomb, giving it higher impact and increased flexural strengths. The lightweight stone panels are economical and can be installed easily. For details tel 020 7407 1157, or email info@lightconstruct. co. uk

HANSENGLASS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

HansenGlass has played a major part in the construction of the new Darwin Centre at London's Natural History Museum.

The company supplied more than 4,000m 2ofglass products to the prestigious new development.

Outstanding features include a seven-storey ThermoSpan structural bolted atrium and an external ThermoSpan solar wall facade that is supported by 'zoomorphic' nickel-plated steel castings.

KINGSPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

A high-performance rigid urethane insulation product from leading manufacturer Kingspan Insulation is helping transform schools throughout Glasgow and provide thousands of pupils and their teachers with thermally efficient, comfortable education facilities. Project 2002, an exciting partnership between the public and private sectors, has almost completed a £225 million regeneration programme to rebuild or refurbish all of Glasgow City Council's 28 secondary schools.

HI-LOAD HINGES AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

HI-LOAD hinges are designed to make buildings work - buildings designed by architects where aesthetics are coupled with high performance. HI-LOAD hinges, available in many finishes, will not wear, are Certifire approved, require no maintenance and have a 25-year performance guarantee.

The new www. ratman. co. uk and Hinge Directory explain why Royde & Tucker door hinges are the right choice for architects.

CATNIC AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

The prestigious Royal Acre and The Gables developments in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands have utilised Catnic lintels, specified for their quality and performance, in the construction of the luxury homes on the site. The developments, by Crosby Homes (part of the Berkeley Homes Group), offer 10 luxurious homes. The Gables comprises seven homes on Halloughton Road and Royal Acre offers three on neighbouring Wyvern Road.

ARM BUILDINGS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

Specialist panels from Staffordshire company ARM Buildings have been installed in a new, £2.7 million, three-storey building being constructed for the Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM) in Milton Keynes. Designed by London-based architectural practice Mercer + Tan, the project was commissioned by COCM to offer residential religious study, primarily for Christians from the Chinese mainland, and a centre for organising and distributing Christian material to Chinese missions in Europe.

THE BRICKBUSINESS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

Leading manufacturer thebrickbusiness has underlined its drive towards sustainable construction with three major environmental awards in November. Two of the awards resulted from the company's partnership with environmental intelligence consultancy Akristos.

Together their revolutionary recyling project won the Best Industry Recycling Initiative at the National Recycling Awards.

SENIOR ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

More than 100m 2 of SCW curtain wall creates the impressive entrance for Arden Hotel and Leisure Club in Solihull. Incorporated into the design were more than 40 thermally broken, lightweight SX 200 windows.

The pre-assembled curtain wall profiles were fixed and glazed on site, making them ideal for fast-track construction.

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