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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@lavastone designs. co. uk

FORMICA AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Renowned for being the ultimate surface solution for high traffic areas, wet areas or for any situation where damage resistance is at a premium, Formica Compact solid grade laminate range has provided the perfect choice for a wide variety of applications within the IT suite at Heyman Primary School in Nottinghamshire.

Specified and fabricated by Studikraft, designer and installer of complete office systems, Formica Compact was chosen for the school to give a robust surface throughout the IT suite.

SOUND ABSORPTION AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 After extensive testing at test houses both in the UK and Holland, Quiet Stone acoustic coatings have now been accepted as the most versatile product on the market. A unique, newly developed spray system that is flame retardant and has excellent acoustic properties, will be launched next month. This spray system will be ideal for use in tunnels and barriers. For further information contact Roland Phillips on tel 01625 873355.

VINCENT TIMBER AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 The Cape-Cod solid natural timber cladding system, exclusively available in the UK from Vincent Timber, is so durable and versatile that architects are asking for it by name where they want superb long-term performance and the beauty of real wood. Cape-Cod already has an impressive track record throughout Canada and the US tested under the harshest and most demanding climatic conditions.

ACCENTHANSEN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 Steel doors specialist AccentHansen, part of the £100 million AngloScandinavian HansenGroup, has been commissioned to equip the second phase of the BAe Systems office and laboratory development at Edinburgh with its MultiShield range. The doors, assembled at AccentHansen's Middleton factory, are in both single and double configurations and will be fitted throughout the complex, including the laboratory block, plant, transformer and switchboard areas.

D WILSON ARCHITECTURAL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 D Wilson Architectural Metalwork specialises in the manufacture and installation of feature metalwork, balustrade and staircases. Its facilities include the manufacture and installation of all associated joinery, and in-house polishing of stainless steel (grade 304 & 316) brass and aluminium. Contracts range from £10K to £1.5 million throughout the UK. Contact the sales/estimating office on 0121 446 2800 or email DWilsonAMsales@aol. com STOAKES: PART L MESSAGE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 Stoakes Systems has a new software programme to provide architects and designers with project-specific calculations for the overall U-values of complete facades of their curtain-walling systems.

Astrawall, for example, is highly thermally efficient with greater air tightness, no external aluminium, acceptable solid/clear percentages, and an easily attached brise-soleil.

Contact Martin Day on 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk

MARLEY PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 Equator hot and cold plumbing, soil and underground systems have been specified for new student accommodation at Oxford Brookes University. The 106 flats in the five blocks are located on the campus, and when complete will use 40,000m of Equator pipe and conduit. All the bathrooms are constructed in pre-assembled 'pods' for quick and easy connection.

Respond to these showcases @ www. ajplus. co. uk/ajdirect Readers may obtain information about these products by filling in the enquiry numbers on one of the AJ enquiry cards. Advertisers wishing to promote their products on these pages should contact Mike McSweeney on 020 7505 6816.

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