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POLYPIPE BUILDING PRODUCTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Polypipe Building Products of Doncaster has launched a new 450mm-diameter manhole cover and frame. Manufactured in polypropylene, this extremely strong and robust yet lightweight cover complies with Approved Document H of the Building Regulations, which stipulates that inspection chambers should have removable non-ventilating covers. Polypipe's manhole cover can also be secured with three screws to deter unauthorised access and is suitable for driveways where up to 35kN loading is permitted.

HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 Fenestration and curtain walling to meet fire-rated and non-fire-rated specifications have been provided by FendorHansen on a contract in Bletchley for main contractor Bluestone. The building features the FendorHansen FineLine system, which forms entrance screens and the ribbon windows running around first-floor level. For a new FendorHansen technical guide to fire and security glazing systems call 0191 438 3222 or email sales@fendorhansen. co. uk HANSON BUILDING PRODUCTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Hanson Building Products has launched a new brochure illustrating its outstanding range of traditional quality stock-facing bricks suitable for a wide range of applications, from new housing and renovation to commercial projects. Of the three main brick types manufactured by Hanson - wirecuts, stocks and flettons - the fashionable brick for homes of distinction remains the traditional stock.

SIKA AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 The Trocal and VW Golf brands share a common bond: Trocal roofing systems are being installed on VW dealerships in the UK. The latest is a roof refurbishment for the dealership in Avondale Road in Bromley, Kent.

Trocal S 1.5mm single-ply roofing membranes from market leader Sika were specified to waterproof a 200m 2flat-roofed extension at the dealership.

BRITISH GYPSUM-ISOVER AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 High-performance HVAC glass mineral-wool insulation produced by British Gypsum-Isover has been specified and installed in the City of London's 'Erotic Gherkin'. Isowool pipe insulation was used extensively throughout the 42-storey building and will provide thermal and acoustic insulation of the heating and ventilation pipework. Isowool pipe insulation consists of strong yet lightweight 'snap-on' sections manufactured from non-combustible mineral wool.

BLUESKY AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 An innovative service for creating highly realistic three-dimensional visualisations of proposed developments has been launched by BlueSky. Using space-age computer imaging technology and the latest high-resolution aerial photography, different designs can be viewed from any angle and direction as part of a real-world visualisation. Specially developed three-dimensional Skyline software also provides interactive fly-throughs that can be viewed on the Web.

BRITISH GYPSUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 The multimillion-pound phase one refurbishment of the landmark Treasury building in London's Whitehall has won first place in an international competition to find the best plastering project in the world during the past two years. The work, which was carried out using massive quantities of Thistle plasters and associated products from British Gypsum, is thought to be the largest replastering project ever undertaken in the UK, and has taken plastering contractor BDL Group two years to complete.

ARMSTRONG CEILINGS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 Effective acoustic solutions for education are increasingly under the spotlight, where poor acoustics impair the learning process and interfere with the ability of teachers and pupils alike to communicate.With its direct experience of the UK's largest PFI education project, Armstrong Ceilings, the world's leading manufacturer of ceiling systems, has produced two new binders for acoustic solutions in education, one of which is designed specifically for PFI contractors. For more information, call on freephone 0800 371 849 or visit our website at www. armstrong-ceilings. co. uk

Respond to these showcases @ www. ajplus. co. uk/ajdirect Readers may obtain information about these products by filling in the enquiry numbers on one of the AJ enquiry cards. Advertisers wishing to promote their products on these pages should contact Chris Bond on 020 7505 6816.

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