VELFAC AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 The Little Ireland development in Manchester exploits the full potential of Velfac windows, with good sightlines, effective sound attenuation, low U-values and easy cleaning - all within the budget.
Designed by architect Hurley Robertson, the apartments are the first phase of a major regeneration project around the Macintosh Company's rubberised cotton mills.
POLLARDSFYRESPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 A virtually all-glass revolving door was designed by PollardsFyrespan for Oakingham House in High Wycombe. Part of the £100 million Anglo-Scandinavian HansenGroup, PollardsFyrespan worked with architect Price Partnership to design a revolving door that blended into the structural glass facade. For technical literature call PollardsFyrespan on 020 84435511 or email sales@pollardsfyrespan. co. uk METSEC AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 More than 50 tonnes of Metsec's light-gauge steel zed purlins support the roof covering of the prestigious Sainsbury's superstore at Solihull in the West Midlands.
The company worked closely with consulting engineer Cameron Taylor Bedford to design the cold-rolled elements of the roof and sides for the complex building, overcoming a number of structural challenges, including differing roof levels, mock mansard edges that created a false frontage for the flat roof, and the use of parapet rails all around the six-sided building.
D WILSON ARCHITECTURAL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 D Wilson Architectural Metalwork specialises in the manufacture and installation of feature metalwork, balustrades and staircases. Its facilities include the manufacture and installation of all associated joinery, and in-house polishing of stainless steel (grades 304 & 316), brass and aluminium. Contracts range from £10,000 to £1.5 million throughout the UK. Contact the sales/estimating office on 0121 446 2800 or email DWilsonAMsales@aol. com LUXALON AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 Manchester Piccadilly Station has been completely transformed with the addition of silver metallic Luxalon QuadroClad Rainscreen Cladding Luxacote panels, together with fully integrated windows and louvres in basalt grey. The range of components and flexible production methods allowed the design team considerable aesthetic freedom in panel size and shape, including curving and folding.
STOAKES: PART L MESSAGE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 Stoakes Systems has launched a new software programme to provide architects and designers with project-specific calculations for the overall U-value of complete facades of their curtain walling systems. Astrawall, for example, is thermally efficient with greater air tightness, no external aluminium, acceptable solid/clear percentages and easily attached brise-soleil.
Contact Martin Day on 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk TROX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 Trox UK has supplied and installed more than £2 millionworth of Multi-Service Chilled Beams into London's Riverside House office development, which overlooks the Thames.
The passive beams were purpose-designed to make the most of the limited headroom, removing the need for a suspended ceiling, and taking advantage of free cooling from the building fabric.
MARLEY PLUMBING AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 Once echoing the roar of the crowd, the site of Southampton Football Club's old ground, The Dell, is now signed up to a Barratt Homes development of apartments and town houses. Helping run the hot and cold water supply and central heating is Marley's Equator PE-X pipe system, with a central manifold connecting to each appliance and radiator.
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