SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Furniture fit for King's One of London King's College's Information Services Centres (ICSs), the new Maughan Library and ICS facility has been furnished by Project Office Furniture. Workstations are based on Project's Open Options system and incorporate low-level screens with the computer towers supported in cradles beneath the worksurfaces. Project's Freespace system includes units designed to provide students with fast, non-study access to computers.
ENQUIRY NO. 1218
Roof coating gets a Diamond finish Euramax's new Diamond range of coatings has been selected for Aylesford Comprehensive School in Warwickshire. Chosen for its hardwearing durability, metallic finish, and scratch, dirt, UV ray and corrosion resistance, the coating was applied in a bronze colour to blend in with the existing roof tiles. The Diamond range can be applied to hot-dipped galvanised steel as well as all standard grades of roll-formed aluminium.
ENQUIRY NO. 1221
Floor tiles give cleaners an easy life Black metallic and grey marble-effect vinyl tiles from Polyflor have been used for the entrance hall and cafeteria at Driffield School in East Yorkshire. The tiles are from the Expona collection, which has a polyurethane surface treatment that improves the soil resistance and, Polyflor claims, reduces maintenance costs by up to 24 per cent. A range of complementary motifs, decorative borders, inlays and feature strips are available.
ENQUIRY NO. 1222
Panels shed light on workshop training The Xlok Ultra panel glazing system from Brett Martin has been used for the workshop training areas of the Centre for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence in Rainham. The 88 interlocking Xlok Ultra panels are located in the centre of the roof to give a total glazing area of 380m 2. Installed as a 4 omono-pitched slope, the robust panels extend in a curve for more than 100m. Comprising extruded aluminium glazing bars and 25mm polycarbonate panels, the system provides a low U-value of 1.6W/m 2K, and is quick and simple to install.
ENQUIRY NO. 1219
TIMBER FRAME SOLUTIONS
Primary children have a warm coat Dubbed an 'Eco-school', the energy-efficient Beaumont Primary School in Suffolk has used a timber-frame structure from TFS to help reduce the building's heating requirements. Consisting of a 220mm stud frame, the prefabricated system has breathable internal and external sheathing to allow water vapour to diffuse and therefore reduce the risk of damp. The cavity of the panel is filled with Warmcel 500, an insulation system made from recycled newspaper. Using sustainable source materials satisfied the environmental credentials the project called for, and the construction delivers a highly efficient Uvalue of 0.165W/m 2K.
ENQUIRY NO. 1220
SANDTOFT Crushing achievement New facilities and improvements at Balfron High School in Stirlingshire include a BritLock roof by Sandtoft Roof Tiles. Made in an environmentally friendly way from 80 per cent natural crushed slate, and bonded with polymer resin for added durability, the interlocking tiles are easy to install and maintain.
ENQUIRY NO. 1223