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ARNOLD LAVER TIMBER WORLD Trussed up in no time It took just three weeks to erect the roof truss package that Arnold Laver Timber World designed for a Salvation Army building in Leeds. The package included trusses, in-fill timbers and bracing. The entire project, which will be used as a day nursery for children up to the age of five, took two months from concept to fi tting. The company stocks a range of softwoods, sheet materials, laminates, joinery and building products.

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PUDLO Basement receives a right royal treatment Pudlo concentrated waterproofing powder has been used in the redevelopment of London's Royal Albert Hall. In order to improve facilities, release space and improve accessibility, the majority of the renovation work was carried out below ground, and a four-storey basement was built on-site. The BBA-approved Pudlo admixture system was chosen for its ability to perform without needing to install membranes. The system was accompanied by on-site technical support and advice throughout.

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PILKINGTON Maintaining glazing won't cost the earth To save on maintenance costs, New York's Museum of the Earth incorporates both Pilkington Activ self-cleaning glass and Energy Advantage low-e glass on the exterior facades. The design of the building includes an overhanging roof in some areas, so not all glass is exposed to the elements. However, designers still believed that using Activ would greatly reduce cleaning costs.

Pilkington Activ technology uses UV light to break down organic dirt deposits on the glass, then lets rain, or light hosing, to wash the dirt away.

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ENCAPSULITE Coventry's curve of light A customised version of EncapSulite's MT50 waterproof fluorescent fitting has been used to provide upward and downward illumination for a bridge and ramp within Coventry's city centre. Royal Blue shrink-wrapped filters were fi tted to each MT50 to provide a soft colour hue to the lower fin areas. Chosen for their reduced energy consumption, robustness and vandal-resistant qualities, the fittings incorporate a tough polycarbonate outer sleeve and are easy to install and maintain.

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COVER STRUCTURE Community centre gets a curvy cover Cover Structure has completed a curved roof for Castleford's awardwinning Glasshoughton community resource centre in West Yorkshire.

Cover Structure fitted a standingseam roofing system comprising 470m° of stucco embossed aluminium Rigidal Ziplok, smooth curved on site to create one-piece spans. The textured standing-seam aluminium was laid over 1,200mm of Rockwool compressed vapourcontrol membrane and a Rigidal 0.7mm white liner sheet. The roof was fi nished with 3mm powder-coated aluminium fascias and 40m° of soffits with additional gutters and PC pipes.

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MONODRAUGHT Natural light allows a world of creativity A reduction in electricity costs and the perceived health benefits of natural lighting were key criteria in selecting Monovent SunPipes for Swindon Science Museum's new Creative Planet project. More than 20 300mm SunPipes were installed in the canteen area and 10 in the administration building, along with four Monodraught ABS 550 Monovent systems, fitted with integral dampers/diffusers.

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BRETT MARTIN Church windows given the ultimate protection Stained-glass windows at Brighton's St Joseph's Church are being protected from damage using Brett Martin's Longlife solid polycarbonate.

After removing all the existing protective glazing, TRP Glazing replaced it with 200 shaped panels of tough 6mm thick Marlon FSX Longlife clear solid polycarbonate sheet, allowing almost 90 per cent of light into the building. Impact resistant, Class 1 fire rated and easy to cut, Marlon FSX also cuts out about 98 per cent of UV rays.

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DESIGNPLAN LIGHTING Lighting leads the way in Sheffield garden The restoration of three Grade II*listed glass and stone pavilions at Sheffield's Botanical Gardens has made extensive use of Bastion Step Fittings from Designplan Lighting.

Designers required a fitting that would clearly illuminate the pathways without drawing attention away from the floral displays. The fitting's IP55 rating for water resistance and robust construction also allows it to withstand the moist environment and possible accidental damage.

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BLACK & VEATCH Sacred illumination Consulting engineer Black & Veatch has completed a sophisticated lighting project for the listed Sacred Heart Church in Middlesbrough. New mains and sub-mains cables were installed prior to fitting a range of dimmers and fi ttings that could be used to create specifi c light settings.

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DORMA Police stations get ready for DDA Police stations throughout the south-east of England are installing Dorma automatic doors to help compliance with the DDA, which comes into force later this year.

Almost 30 stations have already been fi tted with Dorma's Compact Slide automatic operator, with another 90 to be refurbished by the end of the year. Dorma claims that the Compact Slide, which measures just 100mm x 100mm, has the reliability, safety and performance of a larger unit. Dorma ES 90 and ED 800 operators have also been used, as well as the ED 200, which can be retro-fitted to existing doors, complete with activators.

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DANFO Wood on the loose Danfo's cedar wood WC building in Southend-on-Sea is one of the biggest it has ever worked on. Comprising seven self-contained unisex WC modules, including baby changing and disabled access facilities, and two urinals, the building is secure, has easy-to-clean laminated wall surfaces and has cleverly concealed pipes and fittings to deter vandals. To ensure the security of the user, there is no communal area - all cubicles are accessible from the street only and have automatic locking mechanisms at night.

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MARLEY PLUMBING Replacement pipes help keep church cosy St Helen's Church in Abingdon, Oxford, has had underfl oor heating fi tted as part of a detailed restoration project. When the excavation revealed ancient clay bellows, contractors contacted Marley Plumbing & Drainage for replacement pipes. Marley fitted some 100m of its 225mm Quantum system, which runs from the centre of the church to the boiler room. Here, a fan extracts the air and circulates it back round again.

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