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LIGNACITE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Architect Jonathan Hart has used facing masonry from Lignacite to create a special clubhouse for Trafford Athletic Club, which meets the community and multi-functional criteria of a Lottery-funded property.

Split-face masonry provides a visually strong plinth, while Snowstorm and carefully placed glazing combine with a radiused mill-finish roof to create a contemporary aesthetic. For further information, contact Lignacite on 01842 810678 or e-mail info@lignacite. co. uk

HANSENGROUP PRESTIGE CONTRACT 47 AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 MagHansen's 'inside out' glazing was used for the entrance facades and doors on a three-storey office development at Edinburgh Park on Rehaughs Avenue, Edinburgh. Framed by stone cladding, each structural glass screen is an unusual application, as the supporting screenwork is on the outside rather than the normal internal design.

MagHansen's Thermestra combines the aesthetics of clear glass with the security and safety of heat-soaked glass to DIN 18156.

BISON CONCRETE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Growing use of concrete slabs for upper floors in houses, pioneered by Bison Concrete Products, has resulted in significant benefits for the homeowner and the housebuilder. The excellent sound resistance of concrete floors minimises noise nuisance from sound transmission and squeaky floors. The fire-resistant properties of concrete provide a similar level of protection for house dwellers to that enjoyed by those who live in apartments. For builder and occupier alike, the low-maintenance properties of concrete, with no cracking of plasterwork or other finishes, are a definite benefit.

KINGSPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 A total of 2,000m 2of Kingspan Thermataper TT46, one of the tapered-roofing insulation systems manufactured by Kingspan Insulation, has been used in the state-of-the-art Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre in East Didsbury, Manchester. Available CFC- and HCFC-free and designed for use under mechanically-fixed single-ply waterproofing systems to prevent the formation of water ponds, TT46 has also been used at the £11 million Parrs Wood High School. Architect Edmund Kirkby Associates specified TT46 to solve the problem of water drainage from flat roofs while providing high-performance insulation.

VELFAC AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 Velfac's new warranty is now one of the most comprehensive available in the glazing industry and reflects the company's continued confidence in its product range, backed by continuous, proven performance in both third-party tests and in installations worldwide.

POLYPIPE CIVILS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 An alternative to tarmac or concrete surfacing that is effective, yet gives the appearance of a grassed area, sounds too good to be true.

But that is exactly the function fulfilled by the Ridgigreen reinforced grass paving system, recently introduced by Polypipe Civils. The system consists of grid-pattern 'paving panels' (roughly four per m 2), moulded in tough, durable polypropylene. The panels lock together securely to form a stable, high-strength, load-spreading, naturally draining carpet. They are easily cut to size for edging purposes and are sufficiently flexible to follow the contours of the ground.

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