CEMBRIT BLUNN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Cembonit cladding panels from Cembrit Blunn were used at the new Chinese Mission Centre in Milton Keynes to create a building with a natural but modern look. The external walls of the building were designed to be prefabricated off site. The Cembonit panels were ideal for this as they could be cut and drilled to the correct dimensions beforehand, making them easy to install on site without the need for highly skilled labour.
KEIM MINERAL PAINTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Keim Lotexan from Keim Mineral Paints has been used at Persistence Works in Sheffield, the home of the Yorkshire ArtSpace Society, on all exposed concrete surfaces. It provides a smooth, matt, 'invisible' protection from weathering while maintaining the 'as struck' concrete appearance.
TRUS JOIST AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 Rowlinson Timber Components in Cheshire has completed construction of a floorcutting facility which has almost doubled its TJI joists handling capacity.
The new facility is housed in a purpose-built factory and incorporates a specially built rail system that enables full packs of TJI joists to be handled. The company can pick different lengths and sections of joists with very little down time, therefore speeding up floor production and increasing capacity.
PILKINGTON AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 Window cleaning will no longer be a chore for the owners of a private residence in the Dorset village of Shillingstone following the installation of replacement windows using Pilkington Activ glass. Pilkington Activ is the world's first self-cleaning glass. GPM Meridian Windows manufactured and supplied fully factory-finished units for the replacement door and window requirements at Woodview House. The versatility of the glass allows it to be installed in any frame.
HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 HansenGroup company AccentHansen manufactures and installs a wide range of steel doors. The company has introduced a new seven-day delivery service for its Shield range of fire, security and acoustic steel doors from order to delivery. The fully certified and tested doors are provided with stainless steel dogbolt hinges and seals as standard and are available in a comprehensive range of colours. For AccentHansen technical literature call 0161 284 4100 or email sales@accenthansen. co. uk STOAKES: PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 For AJ readers who were away last week, this is another image of Glasgow's dominating Skypark - the 1950s building refurbished with Astrawall curtain walling and now extended skywards by architect TPT Associates with two matching floors. Longexperienced Stoakes Systems manufactures and fixes curtain walling (and Kalwall) for new or aged buildings. Tel 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk HLD AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 The Octawood range of stylish shelters from HLD is manufactured from pressure-treated Scandinavian Redwood.
The range consists of modular components used to create a host of multipurpose structures, including cycle storage areas, smoking shelters, bin enclosures, school playground shelters, sheltered walkways and sheltered garden restaurants. The shelters come with a 25-year guarantee and can be supplied in kit form. A full design and installation service is also available.
HUNTER DOUGLAS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 Hunter Douglas Construction Elements has made further developments with its unique Sandwich Wall System Facade with the release of Luxalon HP+. This provides the designer and contractor with a solution to achieve all of the aesthetic and stringent requirements of the Building Regulations (thermal insulation Part L2 and Technical Standards J) and a very demanding wind and water testing regime for a facade (as conducted by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology).
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