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KEIM MINERAL PAINTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

The Manchester Aquatic Centre has received considerable acclaim recently as the venue for the Commonweath Games aquatics programme. Keim Mineral Paints were specified by architect FaulknerBrowns to ensure the finished appearance met the requirements for both good looks and long-term protection. In particular, the highly visible areas of the spectator balcony fascia, flume access stairs and the diving plaforms were treated with Keim Concretal Lasur for long-term performance.

FORBES AND LOMAX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

Invisible switches have flushto-the-wall acrylic plates, allowing the wall colour to show through. Other plate finishes include frosted acrylic, stainless steel, nickel silver and unlacquered brass. The invisible dimming system is a remote-controlled, scene-setting dimmer. Tel 020 7738 0202 or visit www. forbesandlomax. co. uk for more information.

STOAKES: PART L MESSAGE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

Stoakes Systems announces a new software programme to provide architects and designers with project-specific calculations for the overall U-value of complete facades of their curtain walling systems.

Astrawall, for example, is highly thermally efficient with greater air tightness, no external aluminium, acceptable solid/clear percentages and easily attached brise-soleil.

Contact Martin Day on 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk

SANDTOFT ROOF TILES AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

Award-winning 20/20 Interlocking Clay Plain Tiles along with Humber Plain Tiles from Sandtoft Roof Tiles helped to create 'The Bars', a tranquil place to live designed to complement the historical city of Chester. The apartments, meticulously planned by designers Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall, and built by George Wimpey Manchester, are in an area of archaelogical interest, and incorporate a Grade II-listed building dating from the 16th century.

SOLIDSYSTEM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

SolidSystem by Cleveland Bay - solid wood floors for prestige projects.

The full aesthetic benefits of traditional wooden flooring.

Reliable and stable enough for underfloor heating.

Contemporary or classical, will last for decades.

lTailor-made specifications are part of the SolidSystem service.

For proper wooden floors, call Cleveland Bay on 01732 471070 or visit www. solid-system. com

KINGSPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

High-performance flat roof insulation by Kingspan was chosen for the refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Woolwich, London.

It is the first 'build and service' PFI project in London and involved the upgrade of three of the hospital's existing roofs, for which Skanska Construction was the main contractor. Roofing contractor Kelsey Roofing Industries installed a total of 15,000m 2ofKingspan Thermaroof TR26 insulation beneath a Protan SE mechanically fixed membrane finished in light grey.

SENIOR ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

Senior Aluminium Systems supplied a curved SCW curtain wall to the new SPS Aerostructures headquarters to create an impressive facade. The thermally broken profiles allowed the curtain wall to be bent while retaining a rigid structure. The whole assembly features blue tinted glass and is powder-coated blue.

FENDORHANSEN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

Fire glazing specialist FendorHansen worked with Try Construction and architect Munkenbeck + Marshall on the refurbishment of 11 Leadenhall Street, in London's famous shipping district.

FendorHansen's Fineline system was used to create an external fire- and weather-resistant curtain wall alongside its Slimline system for external windows.

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