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GEBERIT AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 I

n its year-ending financial report for 2002, the Geberit Group, the European market leader in piping and sanitary systems, declared a 9.3 per cent turnover growth to 1,273 million Swiss francs resulting from both organic growth and acquisitions. Profitability was also increased significantly as a result of a rise in volume turnover, successful product launches and efficient cost control.

WEYERHAEUSER EUROPE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

A combination of thick, heavy concrete and a double helping of Medite MDF panels, plus a composite roof, have ensured excellent acoustic properties and fire security for Mahoney Hall in Dublin, one of Europe's newest concert venues. The wood-panelled interior comprises 18mm Class 0 Medite flame-retardant MDF veneered in steamed beech with a clear, flame-retardant coating.

SSQ AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

When Govanhill Housing Association was granted permission to convert Glasgow's Royal Samaritan Hospital, one of the architect's main priorities was to ensure that the materials chosen were in keeping with the Grade B-listed building's original features. Due to the prominence of the roof, it was particularly important that the roofing materials were durable and heavily gauged, while still complementing the appearance of the Victorian building, which is why the architects chose SSQ Matacouta slate.

SAINT-GOBAIN SOLAGLAS/VANCEVA DESIGN AJ ENQ NO: 207

Saint-Gobain Solaglas has joined the current Solutia UK partnership to produce laminated architectural glass with Vanceva Design, a new range of coloured, patterned and textured polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers specifically creted for laminated glass.

The Vanceva Design range comprises PVB interlayers which have the same robust properties as clear standard laminated glass made with Saflex, the leading PVB interlayer manufactured by Solutia.

SENIOR ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

The three-storey Post Office SSL call centre in Barnsley was enveloped with more than 1,000m 2ofSenior Aluminium Systems' SCW curtain wall to create the 12m-high glass facade. Powder-coated grey, the curtain wall was specified to incorporate SW 400 top-hung opening lights.

EVER EDGE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

Predicted changes to our current climate are already being experienced by some of the UK's finest historic and private gardens, with heavy rainfall during the past few winters and periods of summer drought impacting on the way they grow. Because of this, many head gardeners are being forced to redesign their gardens, including installing the permanent lawn-edging system, Ever Edge, to prevent the erosion of lawn edges.

STOAKES PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

Architect Barclay & Phillips has designed this jewel, the Fibrecore production facility in the Science Park at Chilworth.

The highly reflective curtain walling is Astrawall Series 50 with double-glazed units in blue Luxguard. Stoakes Systems designs, manufactures and fixes curtain walling for new projects (always Part L friendly) and for recladding of aged buildings. Call 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk

ACCENTHANSEN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

Security and fire steel-door specialist Accenthansen supplied and installed 420 doors from its Multishield and Fireshield ranges at The Walks Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire. A variety of door sizes were required, including wide-leaf and swing fire-rated doorsets. The architect for the development was Lyons Sleeman and Hoare. For Accenthansen technical literature call 0161 284 100 or email sales@accenthansen. co. uk

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