AJ ENQUIRY No: 201
While natural slate is the preferred choice of many specifying architects, it is often rejected on grounds of cost, and a man-made substitute chosen instead. Recognising this need for a slating solution that is both natural and affordable, Huguenot Fenal has launched an exciting range of flat and profiled interlocking clay tiles with a durable slate finish. Products from the range of slate finish clay tiles can be laid to roof pitches as low as 17.5degrees with economical coverages starting from only 10.2 tiles per m2.
AJ ENQUIRY No: 203
Talfab Building Products has launched Thermocore, a composite roof panel based on the R38-200 profile. It has a cover width of one metre and consists of an outer trapezoidal section with a 38mm-deep profile, a core of polyurethane foam and an inner skin of steel or aluminium. The new panel will be available in thicknesses of 45mm, 55mm and 80mm, and in finishes including polyester, ars and pvf2 for aluminium, and polyester Plastisol and pvf2 in steel. The U values range from 0.45W/m2degreesC to 0.25W/m2degreesC.
AJ ENQUIRY No: 205
Cine uk's new 14-screen cinema by Benoy features straw-coloured Lignacite Apollo blocks on all exterior walls. A good contrast was achieved by using both fairface and shotblasted blocks The building has a special feature entrance of exposed steelwork framed by curtainwall infills, which mirrors the adjacent bingo-hall entrance. Lignacite Apollo architectural facing masonry blocks are also used externally on the 1500-seat bingo hall and the theme diner, also nearing completion.
AJ ENQUIRY No: 202
Leaderflush Doors has published a complete guide to the selection and specification of high-performance doorsets, specifically for applications where the combination of hygiene and durability is extremely important. Plasform Unique is a range of high-performance, post-formed doorsets for use in cleanrooms, operating theatres, food-processing plants and laboratories. Plasform Unique offers a combination of impact- and fire-resistant hygienic washable laminates and a range of integrated glazing options.
AJ ENQUIRY No: 204
Brohome, one of the uk's largest manufacturers of quality profiled- metal roofing and cladding products, has launched a new brochure. It features Brohome's complete range of 'Z' purlins, which the company claims can be custom-made and delivered within 10 days. Along with technical and product information, the brochure carries complete load-span tables. These result from detailed calculations carried out at Cardiff University, which also revealed that Brohome's products are among the strongest in the uk.
AJ ENQUIRY No: 206
N T Architectural Products launches a pioneering cd-rom, the first of its kind in the architectural hardware sector. The disk holds brochures for all Newman Tonks' hardware products and includes all key technical dimensions. This allows specifiers to incorporate the products into their own cad systems via dxf files, greatly reducing the time spent on detailed technical drawing. The cd-rom is available free on request.