GOODING ALUMINIUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Gooding Aluminium Performance Series 5000 alloy louvre panels have been used in the multimillion-pound refurbishment of a prestigious private property in London's Mayfair. GA's hi-tech bespoke fabrication service produced the panels, which were incorporated within the original brickwork to ventilate, screen and protect the various plant rooms and lift shafts.
KINGSPAN INSULATION AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) highperformance rigid urethane insulation solutions manufactured by Kingspan Insulation have achieved an impressive rating for their effect on the environment. The achievement is revealed in a new White Paper, 'Kingspan Therma zero ODP - An Environment Profile' from Kingspan, which is based on the insulation industry's first Life Cycle Assessment to be certified independently by the BRE.
RMC AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 RMC Masonry has launched a new brochure detailing its range of Peakstone Reconstructed Stone Walling. The revised range, with the addition of new Dressed End units, has been crafted to provide the specifier and builder with a stunning, cost-effective alternative to natural stone walling.
Manufactured in a wide variety of sizes, finishes and colours, the walling lets the architect recreate the appearance of traditional building stone.
FIGUERAS UK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 Vandal by Figueras is a system of ergonomic, all-steel, concourse seating suitable for all public areas where durability, design and comfort are of paramount importance.
Vandal has been installed in airports, bus and rail stations, hospital waiting areas and shopping centres. It is also available in an upholstered option.
HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 HansenGroup company PollardsFyrespan designed, manufactured and installed seven sets of doors and frames for the main entrances of The Gate leisure complex in Newcastle upon Tyne, working as a subcontractor to Space Decks. PollardsFyrespan worked closely with Reid Architecture and Sir Robert McAlpine's own design team to develop the doors, which play an 'active' role in fire management. For a guide to PollardsFyrespan doors, tel 020 8443 5511 or email sales@pollardsfyrespan. co. uk KALWALL PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 This is De Ferrers College at Burton (architect Aedas) but the Kalwall list of recent educational projects would include John Dalton University Manchester, King Edward VI School Birmingham, St Augustine RC School Hythe, Kings Road Primary Rosyth and a couple of dozen more. Highly insulating Kalwall diffuses daylight, without shadows, glare or blinds, and creates the ambience to study. Tel 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk LIGNACITE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 Weathered Facing Masonry from Lignacite can bring design flair to the fore, acting as an effective canvas, yet expressing a unique quality of its own. The surface of the eye-catching block is flat but the fine natural-aggregate texture produces a softly rounded, weathered finish. It is fully loadbearing and suitable for external or internal use. The picture illustrates Weathered Silver Grey at the Ruskin Library in Lancashire.
ALLGOOD AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 The introduction of CE marking for architectural ironmongery continues at a pace. Following on from panic hardware (required April 2003), and before hinges (required December 2003), from 1 October 2003 CE marking has become possible for controlled door closers, floor springs and electromagnetic closers. The ramifications of these steps are increasingly significant for those involved in the specification process, be they architect, contractor or supplier.
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