BLANC DE BIERGES AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201
A new visitor complex for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, in Norfolk, features hand-crafted landscape materials by Blanc de Bierges. Natural creamy-buff setts were used to form the curve of the cloister leading to the refectory. The company made special radial steps leading down to the lowerlevel cafe terrace, for which it also provided paving slabs. Architect Cowper Griffith Associates chose Blanc de Bierges'materials as a soft visual contrast to the building's red brickwork.
RIGIDAL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203
New members of Fitness First's latest health and fitness club at the Pompey Centre in Portsmouth will be working out under a Rigidal Ziplok standingseam roof construction.
Created using aluminium Ziplok 400 with a light grey ARS finish, the sheets were roll-formed and curved on site prior to installation by Keith Lodge Industrial Roofing for main contractor Alfred McAlpine Special Projects.
S&P COIL PRODUCTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205
A review of the first year of operation for Melbourne Park Indoor Athletics Centre in Chelmsford, Essex, has confirmed the effectiveness of S&P Coil Products' fan convectors in providing fast heat generation.
Five Belgravia Elite Duo 7.5kW twin-fan units were installed at the centre - three in the reception area and two in a meeting room. Consultant Johns, Slater and Haward was responsible for specifying the heating system, which was installed by building services company Bower Fuller.
FISCHER FIXINGS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207
Fischer's FZP-G Micropoint is a revolution in the anchoring of glass facade panels. The FZP-G Micropoint system uses undercut anchoring technology, patented by Fischer, to achieve a strikingly aesthetic and practical finish, with no protrusion of the fixing. This gives many benefits including enhanced aesthetic appearance, improved structural integrity, reduced moisture ingress, reduced thermal bridge and easier cleaning. Email technical@fischer. co. uk or visit www. fischer. co. uk
HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202
A new, full-colour guide from HansenGroup company PollardsFyrespan details its comprehensive range of entrance and glazed doors and screens. Coupling innovative design with the highest standards of craftsmanship, PollardsFyrespan produces doors and screens for fire-rated and non-fire-rated markets. The guide illustrates the product range, with in situ examples of many prestigious projects. For a copy call 020 8443 5511.
ROYDE & TUCKER AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204
HI-LOAD door hinges - wear and maintenance-free with a 25-year performance guarantee - are widely specified by architects.
Specifiers understand that if the hinge fails, the door fails and then the building has failed. Designers also understand how welldesigned hinges enhance door and interior design. All is explained in Royde & Tucker's Hinge Directory (tel 020 8801 7717) and at www. ratman. co. uk.
TORMAX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206
The Smart Drive 1101 swingdoor operator from Tormax is a cost-effective system that will automate almost any manual swing door. The system, which complies with DDA requirements, has features usually found on more expensive devices, including a push and go facility. The Smart Drive 1101 requires no specific training to install. It is attached to a door leaf or lintel before connecting to the mains, and there is a 'teach in' program for simple commissioning. The system is suitable for private houses, small businesses, hospital wards and schools.
HARTINGTON CONWAY AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208
Hartington Conway Daylight Systems' HeatShield rooflights and an Xlok Ultra interlocking panel glazing system have been used in the conversion of an old cotton mill into the Lancashire Homes & Gardens Centre in Haslingden. The company worked closely with IWA Architects and roofing contractor AD Morton to provide the type and amount of daylight required to create the bright, naturally lit interior.
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