ALKOR DRAKA AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Alkorplan F, a single-ply PVC membrane roofing system from Alkor Draka, was specified in the refurbishment of the Blackwell bookstore in Oxford, which is in the Guinness Book of Records as having the largest display of books for sale in one room in the world. Architectural consultant Dale Roberts Design recommended a total refurbishment of the existing flat roof as part of the project to convert the third-floor storage area into a sales floor.
HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 A virtually all-glass revolving door was designed by PollardsFyrespan for Oakingham House in High Wycombe. Part of the HansenGroup, one of Europe's leading fenestration specialists, PollardsFyrespan worked with architect Price Partnership to design a revolving door that blended into the structural glass facade. For technical literature call PollardsFyrespan on 020 8443 5511 or email sales@pollardsfyrespan. co. uk
HUNTER DOUGLAS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Luxalon, the UK market leader in aluminium cladding systems, has completed an impressive cladding programme for the Manchester Piccadilly On Line Station. The Luxalon Insulated Cladding 'Total Wall' concept with non-combustible mineral wool core was specified because of the availability of factory-integrated components, together with quick installation times, high insulation values and low-maintenance characteristics.
KALWALL IN THE UK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 Stoakes Systems has announced the publication of the new Kalwall in the UK guide. This guide for architects and specifiers illustrates many recent projects that use Kalwall cladding or roofing. The guide includes technical and performance information and explains why this translucent, diffused daylighting system has become so popular with UK architects since its introduction from the US. For a free copy tel 020 8660 7667 or email martin@stoakes. co. uk
FORBES AND LOMAX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 Forbes and Lomax's Dimming System alters lighting levels at the push of a button or by remote control. It is quick to programme and simple to install.
Available in a number of high-quality finishes and in two sizes, the smaller fits into a standard double-depth wall box with separate power unit, and the larger model is entirely self-contained. For more information call 020 7738 0202 or visit www. forbesandlomax. co. uk
GOODING ALUMINIUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 Gooding Aluminium's Performance Series 5000 alloy louvre panels have been fitted at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. The panels were fitted on a roof terrace to screen, protect and allow airflow to ducting that leads to the reprographics room. GA's bespoke service can produce circular and triangular shapes, as well as conventional square and rectangular panels.
POTTER & SOAR AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 The exclusive Medway range of architectural mesh from Potter and Soar, the UK's leading manufacturer of architectural wire mesh, is to be used in the construction of the new Met Office Headquarters and Operations Centre in Exeter. In a contract worth £120,000, 1,250m 2of Medway woven mesh will be supplied for exterior cladding of the towers, while 450m 2of Cascade has been specified for balustrading.
SENIOR ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 Senior Aluminium Systems supplied a curved SCW curtain wall to the new SPS Aerostructures headquarters to create an impressive facade. The thermally broken profiles allowed the curtain wall to be bent, while retaining a rigid structure. The whole assembly features blue tinted glass and is powder-coated blue.
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