LIQUID PLASTICS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 The distinctive external facade of Selfridges' new £40 million retail development in Birmingham has been created using a bespoke system from Liquid Plastics. The store, which forms part of Birmingham's newly renovated £500 million, 110,000m 2Bullring development, has a futuristic curved shape covered with 15,000 spun aluminium discs on an Yves Klein blue background.
ARNOLD LAVER TIMBER WORLD AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 The Bradford branch of Arnold Laver Timber World has supplied Green Oak and Roof Shingle material for the reproduction of a listed bus shelter at Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire - one of the North's most visited tourist attractions.
AIRCRETE BUREAU AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 The Aircrete Bureau has produced a solid-walls fact sheet to illustrate how this innovative system can increase productivity and efficiency on site, whether it is for domestic, commercial or industrial use.
Providing unambiguous, factual clarification on the use of solid walls, this A4 fact sheet provides a comprehensive overview of Aircrete's many benefits.
HÖRMANN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 Industrial doors from Hörmann UK were chosen for the brand-new manufacturing facility for Aston Martin's recently launched showpiece, DB9. Hörmann has installed 48 doors, selected from its range of classically good looking, durable, strong and stylish doors.
HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 AccentHansen has developed the SoundShield range of high-performing acoustic doorsets that meet the toughest standards for sound transmission, fire safety and smoke control. The doors are faced in steel for strength and finished in RAL colours for stylish good looks.
Contact AccentHansen on tel 0161 284 4100 or email sales@accenthansen. co. uk KALWALL PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 Architect Broadway Malyan designed this entrance feature for the new Costco supermarket near Reading using Kalwall in a very dramatic way.
Many architects are exploring the design potential and aesthetics of Kalwall, especially the impact of Kalwall facades when lit up at night.
Stoakes Systems, which solely supplies and fixes, has a wealth of interesting projects and ideas from the UK and the US. Tel 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk SAPA AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 An archetypal 1930s building has benefited from a £125,000 fenestration refurbishment using Sapa Building Systems' new product range, Dualframe. The buildings of the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, Middlesex, were purpose-built in 1937 and are a classic example of architecture of their time, with the elegance and simplicity of the buildings continuing in the symmetrical lines of the windows.
KINGSPAN ACCESS FLOORS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 In the exciting refurbishment of London's Victoria House by Alsop Architects, Kingspan Access Floors has supplied raised access floors, not only to the main floorpate offices but also in the mid-air pods suspended in the two new atria. The use of an ultra-slim Torlock panel system makes sure that every millimetre of underfloor void space can be exploited.
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