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HUNTER DOUGLAS

The outstanding design possibilities of the high-quality Luxalonregistered Sandwich Wall Facade System are seen to good effect on the Yorkshire Retail Outlet Centre in Doncaster. Luxalonregistered Bi-modular D Panel system was used for both the striking feature dome and the walkway soffits for an integrated finish. Over 1800 m2 of white panels with PVF2 coatings were used, specified in 6m lengths with false joints for a modular grid appearance as well as meeting both the stringent U-value and fire properties requirement.

AJ ENQUIRY No: 201

OWENS CORNING

Owens Corning insulation has been used to 'clothe' a gigantic new distribution depot at Upton Wakefield for a leading high-street retailer. The 200m-long, 210m-wide 'design and build' warehouse has consumed a colossal 46,000 m2 of Owens Corning's Crownregistered Factoryclad insulation, sandwiched between the outer metal sheet and the inner metal liner of the 'twin skin' construction, used throughout to clad the walls and roof. As a result, the factory easily achieves the 0.45W/ m2 K U-value required by the Building Regulations.

AJ ENQUIRY No: 202

WARD BUILDING COMPONENTS

Ward Building Components has launched a full-colour publication to highlight the benefits and opportunities that Multichannel steel sections can bring to structural projects. Multichannel is a range of cold-formed steel channel sections with a protective pre-galvanised finish. The product incorporates an innovative cleatfree Autoform end detail - an integral connection that enables simplified assembly. Multichannel's versatility offers an exciting alternative to hot-rolled steel and timber sections.

AJ ENQUIRY No: 203

ROCKWOOL

Designers of public buildings such as hospitals need to take special care over fire prevention and protection. An exemplary construction for built-in fire protection at is the new Worthing Hospital where the extensive loft area has been compartmented by hanging fire barrier systems derived from non-combustible laval stone. The foilfaced Rockwool Fire Barrier System has been installed both as a 50mm-thick structure to meet the requirements for 1/2hour fire protection, and as a double 2 x 50mm drape for 1 1/2 hour protection.

AJ ENQUIRY No: 204

POLYROOF

The exclusive Polyroof 185 seamless fibreglass system outperforms most other flat-roofing systems on the market - and now a new BBA certificate, awarded at Interbuild '97, confirms that it will last at least 20 years. Its secret is specially developed Flexi-Resins, which fuse all the components into a tough, impervious skin with the flexibility to accommodate normal structural variations. Cold-applied for minimum disruption, the attractive Polyroof 185 system stands up to regular foot traffic, minimises moss and lichen growth, and can also be insulated.

AJ ENQUIRY No: 205

MIDLAND LEAD

Cast Lead in Building Construction is a new Midland Lead brochure which illustrates an interesting range of projects around the UK where continuously cast lead sheet has been specified and laid. On the technical side, tables of recommended BS Code weights for various applications and lead sheet weights for standard flashing widths have been included.

AJ ENQUIRY No: 206

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