University of Warwick

Kemper System Delivers A Lesson In Flexibility At The University Of Warwick

Many of the buildings on the University of Warwick’s Gibbet Hill Campus were purpose-built when the University was first established more than 50 years ago. Amongst these is the Life Sciences Building which, though structurally sound, was in urgent need of façade repairs. Explains Richard Weston, head of special projects at the University of Warwick’s[…]

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HERADESIGN

Heradesign® offers multi-functional versatility on a grand scale

City of Glasgow College is the largest and most diverse tertiary education establishment in Scotland. Its Riverside campus opened its doors in 2015 aiming to lead the global maritime college community. City campus opened in 2016 creating twin site, flagship Super College and powerhouse of technical and professional skills. City campus, which is currently on[…]

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Itec Contract Floors

Extra style focus on acoustic flooring for education

Itec Contract Floors provides installers with a single source for all their acoustic flooring needs, perfect for those on the search for a smart, sound-reducing choice in education and student accommodation environments. Itec’s acoustic flooring stable is split into four popular collections: Optimise Timber, Silento Timber and Silento Design, available for immediate delivery up and[…]

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sanitaryware

Washroom design for the well educated

With so many rules and regulations surrounding the practicalities of washroom design in educational settings, Daniel Ward, Senior Ceramics Product Manager for Twyford, talks us through the dos and don’ts of sanitary specification for the school environment. Specifying products for washrooms within the education sector may seem like a fairly straightforward task, but there are[…]

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Hunter Douglas

Bespoke ceiling adds unique touch to university refurbishment

The University of Birmingham is one of the UK’s leading Russell Group universities, featuring in the top 15 of the University League Tables 2017. The leafy Edgbaston campus is undergoing a series of major building projects and Hunter Douglas, the international leader in architectural building products, played its role in the refurbishment of a lecture[…]

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Jack Aluminium

Commercial Doors Made Easy, in Jack Aluminium’s New Brochure

If you need an aluminium commercial door, just ask Jack.  Fabricators can find everything they need to create high-quality, secure and thermally efficient commercial doors, in the new TD68 Jack Door brochure from systems specialist Jack Aluminium – available to download at www.jackaluminium.co.uk. “As part of our marketing support for fabricators, we’ve launched the brochure[…]

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flooring

Altro Xpresslay brings fast turnaround and cost savings at 27 new build schools

The proven cost and time saving credentials of award-winning Altro LooselayTM technology has lead to Altro XpressLayTM safety flooring being selected for installation in 27 new schools being built in the North East of England. Galliford Try is building the new schools as part of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). Galliford Try has a[…]

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ROCKFON

ROCKFON creates the perfect learning environment

Set in a picturesque village in County Clare, St Joseph’s Secondary School is a new state-of-the art learning facility created as part of an ambitious multi-million Schools Bundle PPP Programme – Bundle 4 Project. ROCKFON ceiling solutions were installed to help create the ideal conditions for learning and enhance the architect’s contemporary design. Pat McManamon[…]

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Accoya Acetylated Wood

Accoya® cladding scores full marks at performing arts school

High performing school choses Accoya for cladding Impressive sustainability credentials and BREEAM rating key to specification Over 1200m2 of Accoya used throughout project in SE England Accoya®, the world-leading modified wood, has been used to clad a new creative centre at one of the UK’s highest performing schools. Pipers Corner School, an independent day school[…]

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neaco

Neaco balustrade featured at landmark college development

Neaco has supplied an extensive balustrade specification for a landmark development as part of East Riding College’s new Beverley Campus and Environmental Technologies Centre. Architects Jefferson Sheard worked alongside the College and stakeholders in the development of a concept for a modern facility which acts as the face of the institution and concentrates on the[…]

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Four steps to specifying the right commercial door

Four steps to specifying the right commercial door

Commercial aluminium systems specialist Jack Aluminium has made it easy for architects and specifiers by creating four steps towards specifying the right commercial door for every project. “There are lots of factors to consider when choosing a commercial door, but by looking at a few fundamentals you can balance legislative requirements, style, functionality and cost[…]

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Altro resins break new ground on North Herts College new campus

Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an award-winning, £10 million refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin. Altro FlexiflowTM and Altro MultiScreedTM EP Naturals have been used within the multi-functional hub space on the new campus, which links three teaching buildings. The award-winning design for the new[…]

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Knauf Slimgrid

Knauf extends ceiling offering to customers

Knauf has added to its ceilings portfolio with the Knauf Slimgrid suspended ceiling system, providing customers with a rapid way to install suspended plasterboard ceilings easily and inexpensively. The Knauf Slimgrid system represents a major breakthrough in the suspended ceilings market, created to speed up the installation of plasterboard ceilings and reduce the void depth[…]

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Flowcrete

Flowcrete UK Presents on Polished Concrete at London Build 2016

At this year’s London Build, Flowcrete UK (stand C64) will be giving attendees a sneak peek into its new polished concrete and coloured screeds range as well as showcasing its recently unveiled Comfort Resins collection. Taking place at the London Olympia from October 26th-27th, London Build provides the capital’s construction professionals with the ideal opportunity[…]

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Cembrit fibre cement cladding achieves top marks in Liverpool

Cembrit’s through-coloured Cembonit cladding boards have been installed on a ten storey mixed use development in the heart of Merseyside, providing accommodation to students of Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and the University of Liverpool.   Paramount is a newly built development comprising top quality student accommodation, a spa and gym, as well as[…]

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EOS Facades on a roll!

One of the UK’s leading specialist metal roll-forming companies, EOS Facades, is expanding its section capability with a significant investment in new roll-forming machinery that has been specially commissioned and shipped halfway around the world to the manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Originating from New Zealand, this Howick machine along with four others[…]

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York student accommodation – RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing

Route One Highways installed approximately 2000 square metres of Harvest Crunch to new student accommodation at Student Castle, Walmgate, York. Ronacrete Approved Contractor Route One Highways have installed approximately 2000 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing in a Harvest Crunch aggregate blend to new student accommodation at Student Castle, Walmgate, York. The SuDS compliant[…]

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AluFoldDirect Opens Its Doors to Commercial Installers with SBD Solution

Aluminium door specialist AluFoldDirect has launched its first range of Secured by Design (SBD), thermally efficient commercial doors, in order to meet the growing demand amongst specifiers for high-quality SBD-accredited solutions. The company has seen rapid growth in aluminium bi-fold doors and is now putting its expertise in aluminium towards the commercial sector. The new[…]

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What is reverberation noise and why do we have it?

Reverberation noise is produced when a sound source stops within an enclosed space.  Sound waves continue to reflect off the ceiling, walls and floor surfaces until they eventually die out.  These reflected sound waves are known as reverberation. Reverberation is becoming an increasingly common problem in today’s society, owing to recent trends in modern interior[…]

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Elastaseal Warm Roof System Application

Tor Coatings – Project Profile Unity Academy, Blackpool Coating system used: Elastaseal™ Warm Roof System Unity Academy, Blackpool is a vibrant coeducational school with academy status, located in the Warbreck area of Blackpool. The school’s facilities have recently been transformed, resulting in an outstanding 21st Century learning environment for pupils and staff. The school was originally constructed in[…]

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Total Glass aluminium fenestration products used in two new special schools

Products from the Total Glass extensive aluminium façade, window and door portfolio were used in the construction of two new £5 million special needs schools in Liverpool. Constructed by main contractor Willmott Dixon, Redbridge High Community Special School is co-located with Bank View High Special School on the site of former allotments in Long Lane.[…]

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Flowcrete Presents its Educational Flooring Formula at Education Estates 2015

On stand A6 at 2015’s Education Estates exhibition, Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating to designers, builders and operators of educational facilities how its comprehensive range of resin solutions can be used to create fully optimised, fit-for-purpose floors for both new build and refurbishment projects. Within an educational facility the floor needs to meet a multitude[…]

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hygienic wall cladding

Altro flooring & wall cladding on cutting edge of excellence at new university science centre

Altro flooring and wall cladding are providing a total, high-level solution of hygiene, safety and contemporary style at a new state-of-the-art science and engineering centre at the University of Wolverhampton. Designed and equipped to offer cutting-edge teaching and research facilities to future scientists, the new £25m Rosalind Franklin Building has been fitted with Altro WhiterockTM[…]

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Kemper System provides odourless roofing solution for Kent schools

Two schools in Kent will be making a more watertight start to the new academic year thanks to roof refurbishment projects using Kemper System’s solvent-free Kemperol 2K-PUR waterproofing system. St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School in Bexleyheath and Ashford Oaks Primary School in Ashford have both invested in upgrades to their roofs, installed by specialist roofing[…]

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