Kee Systems

Curing Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Access Problems

Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment situated on the new Emergency Department’s roof. Sunderland Royal Hospital, Part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, is a 970-bed acute hospital and has been undergoing an £18m redevelopment, upgrade and extension project[…]

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living with dementia

Access to nature among top considerations when designing buildings for people with dementia

Buildings designed for people living with dementia must prioritise unrestricted access to nature, support for wayfinding and navigation, and the safety of the environment – new research has found. Academics at Birmingham City University have carried out the study examining how homes and houses should be designed in order to provide the best support and[…]

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lightweight canopy structure

Plywood canopy gives London hospital the wow factor

James Latham recently supplied more than 40 sheets of WISA Twin Plywood which was used to create a lightweight canopy structure for an impressive freestanding workspace pavilion in Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of the St. Thomas’ Hospital campus. The canopy, which was designed by leading architectural practice, CarverHaggard and fabricated by Wyliewood, provides shading, lighting,[…]

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Neaco glass balcony railing and balustrade

Neaco balustrade specified for ‘gold standard’ care home

Neaco have supplied a contemporary glass balcony railing and balustrade specification for a new 60-bed residential care home in Barrow. The £7m Parkview Gardens care home has replaced four older Cumbria Care homes as part of a wider modernisation programme of care for older people in the Barrow area. Cumbria County Councillor Beth Furneaux described the[…]

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Altro safety flooring

Altro’s first adhesive-free flooring for low slip risk areas is tough time-saving solution at Warrington Hospital

New Altro CantataTM, the company’s first adhesive-free flooring for areas with a low slip risk, is already demonstrating its capabilities at Warrington Hospital, providing a tough time and cost-saving solution in a busy non-clinical corridor. Lee Bushell, the hospital’s acting head of capital projects, said: “The service corridor is an area that gets an enormous[…]

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timber clading

Sustainable Building Designs Take Over

Danny Phelan, National Sales Manager at Panel Systems, looks at how building designers and architects are using innovative cladding materials, such as timber, to create modern and environmentally sustainable building designs.  “There have been great leaps forward made in green building techniques over the past decade and, as a result, we have seen building product[…]

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Knauf Aquapanel

Early specification provides time savings with Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior

Early specification of Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior at the design stage of a 60-bed care home in Winnersh has provided both speed and cost savings for specialist care home developers Castleoak Group. By utilising the lightweight performance of the Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior panels, compared to brick and block construction, designers were able to reduce the size[…]

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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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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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Ground-breaking BIM project gets pressed

Geberit Mapress‘ speed of installation has contributed to Northern Ireland’s largest Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) project, the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute, located on the Health Science Campus at Belfast City Hospital. Completed in a record 17 months, building services were Installed by the Harvey Group whichwon ‘Best Installer Team‘ for its efforts in last year’s[…]

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Altro

Altro sets clinical standard for new medical centre

Altro’s flooring and wall cladding systems are proving their clinical capabilities in a new state-of-the-art primary healthcare facility in Maidstone, Kent, where safety and infection control are paramount. Redeveloped from an existing building by main contractor Willmott Dixon Interiors, Albion Place Medical Centre combines a local GP practice with services provided by Kent and Medway[…]

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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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Future Energy Solutions

Future Energy Solutions prescribes LED lighting for Spire Healthcare’s National Distribution Centre

Formed in 2007, Spire Healthcare has grown to become the second largest provider of private healthcare in the UK. Now with a network of 38 private hospitals, 12 clinics and two specialist centres for the treatment of cancer, the organisation undertakes a wide variety of activities and offers a full range of integrated surgical, medical[…]

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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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Future Energy Solutions achieves substantial energy savings for Spire Healthcare

Future Energy Solutions (FES), the leading energy performance solutions provider, has announced the successful completion of a major light emitting diode (LED) lighting installation for Spire Healthcare. The 38-site project was finished on time and within budget, and Spire Healthcare is now able to significantly reduce its energy spend while enjoying excellent levels of illumination[…]

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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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Trend clears the air at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Reducing hazards to patients and staff from airborne contaminants, dust and harmful microorganisms is a fundamental requirement within hospital operating theatres. So when Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust wanted to make its ventilation systems more efficient and effective it asked Trend Control Systems to configure its Building Energy Management System (BEMS) to maintain air quality[…]

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Velocity Village gets a striking new look with Aluglaze

A prestigious residential and office development close to the legal and financial district in Sheffield has undergone a major refurbishment with insulated infill panels supplied by Panel Systems. Sheffield-based architectural panel manufacturer Panel Systems has supplied Aluglaze infill panels for Velocity Village, which is close to the city centre and consists of 443 residential apartments[…]

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KYDEX

Kydex ® Sheet – Helping To Build A Better Healthcare Future

When it comes to building a better healthcare future, James Latham’s latest surface solution, KYDEX ® Sheet, is the long-term partner you can trust. The UK’s largest timber and panel products distributor is now offering this high performance, exceptionally durable thermoplastic sheet that also promises to significantly enhance any healthcare environment or styling theme. Supplied[…]

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DI-NOC Films from 3M add vitality to re-branded healthcare company

Having successfully used 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes from diversified technology company 3M in previous major building refurbishment programmes, leading corporate signage specialist Sign 2000 had no hesitation in specifying their inclusion in a re-branding project undertaken on behalf of healthcare and life insurance provider PruHealth following its  re-branding as Vitality. The highly innovative films were[…]

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HI-MACS® ticks the hygiene box

HI-MACS® solid surface, which is distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by James Latham, holds an LGA Hygiene certificate, ensuring it meets the requirements specified for use within the health and care sectors, including hospitals, dental surgeries and educational establishments, where hygiene is critical. Granted by the microbiology and hygiene division of LGA (Landesgewerbeanstalt[…]

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Schöck and Hollowcore innovation benefits Stoke Extra Care scheme

A PFI Extra Care complex at Abbey Hulton village, outside Stoke-on-Trent, is another UK project benefitting from a faster build time using innovative off-site manufacturing. It combines Isokorb structural thermal break units from Schöck with the Hollowcore system. Holdcroft Fields at Abbey Hulton, provides 175 self-contained one and two bedroomed apartments with extensive communal facilities[…]

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Dome skylight transforms care home

Client:  Brindaavan Care Home, Mid Glamorgan Architect:  Tim Worsfold Architects The challenge: To provide more natural light to an enclosed courtyard The solution: A bespoke Solardome skylight Dome specification 4-frequency geodesic dome 5 vents with actuators Diameter – 5.94m / 19’6” Height – 2.40m / 7’10” Volume – 40.70m3 / 1440ft3 Area of base – 28.80m2 / 310ft2[…]

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dementia-friendly design

Altro Flooring brings massive benefits to pioneering dementia ward at Warrington Hospital

Nearly a year after Altro safety flooring was installed in a pioneering new dementia ward at Warrington Hospital, statistics have revealed that the products are helping to vastly improve life for patients and staff. This is effectively setting the standard for flooring in clinical environments where creating a relaxed, calming and safe environment is paramount.[…]

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Design Meets Security: Boon Edam Launches Revolutionary Access Control Barrier Series in Europe

Edam, The Netherlands – The business world is ever changing. With people passing through all day long, the security of sensitive areas of buildings, as well as the personal safety of the people visiting must be guaranteed. Recognising this, Boon Edam has created a brand new security product range to manage the flow of people[…]

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