Regeneration plans for Filton Airfield take-off

Green light for YTL’s regeneration proposal for Filton Airfield with landscape design by Grant Associates. Plans by infrastructure and development company YTL to regenerate Bristol’s historic 350-acre site at Filton Airfield have received the green light from South Gloucestershire Council. The masterplan includes 2,675 new homes, 62 acres of employment and industrial space, three new[…]

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Kemper System provides solution for Chester Zoo’s Monsoon Forest

Waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has provided the roofing solution for a hot and humid environment in the heart of leafy Cheshire at Chester Zoo’s £40m ‘Islands’ development. The company’s solvent-free Kemperol 2K-PUR cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane has been used for the roof of the ‘Tree House’, which will form a covered walkway for visitors under[…]

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P C Henderson is specified for the water park gates at Shanghai Disneyland

One of the most spectacular and innovative Disney theme parks in history, Shanghai Disneyland, has specified P C Henderson’s Straight Sliding 307 hardware for the installation of two large gates in its water park.  The 963-acre Shanghai Disney Resort features a lofty 196-foot-tall castle, rides and hotels. The resort cost $5.5 billion to build and[…]

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Putting fans firmly at the top of Accrington Stanley FC’s fixture list with Canopies UK

As part of its on-going extensive redevelopment programme, Accrington Stanley Football Club enlisted the support of leading canopy manufacturer, Canopies UK, for the creation of a brand new European-style fan zone. The club has recently unveiled a raft of measures aimed at transforming almost every element of its grounds, which includes the creation of a[…]

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Expectations redefined for Knauf AQUAPANEL® Interior

Freshly redesigned, Knauf’s improved AQUAPANEL® Interior Cement Boards are significantly lighter, making them both quicker and simpler to install. Knauf AQUAPANEL® Interior Cement Boards have always had excellent performance. Manufactured from inorganic materials, the boards still demonstrate the same resistance to water, mould and mildew meaning they perform well for a wide range of wet[…]

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is thrilled with Kemper System solution

Two of the popular rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach have been upgraded to ensure they continue to thrill families of visitors for another generation thanks to Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 liquid waterproofing membrane. Opened in 2000 at a cost of £15 million, indoor log flume ‘Valhalla’ is one of the 120-year-old Pleasure Beach’s most popular[…]

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Brett Revives Courtyard At National Centre For Circus Arts

Brett Landscaping recently supplied over 700m2 of paving to installers Marshall K Paving Contractors Ltd for installation at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London. The centre, which is based within a former Victorian power station in Hoxton Square, is of one Europe’s leading circus skill educators and was the training ground for performers involved[…]

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Pop Up Power Supplies® provides a safe, outdoor power supply to Chiswick House

As part of the restoration program to Chiswick House, London, The Chiswick House and Gardens Trust were looking for a reliable, safe and secure outdoor power source to place within the gardens.  These power units would power various outdoor activities, including seasonal events at the Burlington Pavilion. The Trust contacted Pop Up Power Supplies® with[…]

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Repairs, refurbishment and water ingress by the sea

Stuart Hicks, from cold liquid-applied wet-on-wet waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses the problems caused by a failed waterproofing system at a luxury residential development near Brighton and outlines the project undertaken to replace it. You only need to see a picture of The Grand Ocean Hotel in Saltdean, near Brighton, in its heyday to capture[…]

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Sika Liquid Plastics Restores the Past at York Theatre Royal

As part of a £4.1 million re-development project at the prestigious York Theatre Royal, Briggs Amasco Leeds and Sika Liquid Plastics delivered an outstanding roof refurbishment, requiring extremely complex detailing around 31 new roof lights. Standing in the heart of the city for 270 years, the theatre is a patchwork of many periods, from Roman[…]

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Sika Sarnafil specified for roof refurb at two of London’s biggest tourist attractions

The National Gallery and the Science Museum – two of London’s major and iconic visitor attractions – have benefitted from a planned roof maintenance programme, using Sika Sarnafil membranes and specialist contractor, Delomac Roofing. Working with the National Gallery since 1995, a programme of roof replacement and thermal upgrading has seen in excess of 12,000sq[…]

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New surface gets to grips with slips on external steps

Thermapply, a unique non-slip surface application specifically designed to eliminate slips, trips and falls at outdoor public and commercial spaces is now available. The product, which is manufactured in the UK by Thermedia, has been developed in response to the general state of concrete, tarmac and chequer-plate surfaces and directly addresses these slip issues. Thermedia believe[…]

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Townscape launches innovative solar bollard range

Street furniture manufacturer, Townscape Products Limited, has unveiled its first range of environmentally friendly solar bollards. solispost™ bollards are solar powered illuminated bollards which utilise cutting edge  technology. The innovative bollards offer two levels of illumination; they provide continual illumination after dark at a low level and a higher level of illumination is automatically activated[…]

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New Altro Flexflow improves footwork at Welsh Rugby Vale Resort

Groundbreaking new Altro Flexiflow resin flooring is proving popular with players at the Welsh Rugby Union’s Vale Resort centre of excellence, by delivering a high level of warmth and comfort underfoot in a high-tech training environment. Opened in 2009, the £4 million Vale Resort boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including three full-size outdoor pitches, gyms and hi-tech[…]

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Spatial Structures Win Contract with Wolves

Spatial Structures, the Cheltenham based specialist manufacturer and builder of steel framed, membrane covered buildings has been awarded the contract to cover a training pitch for Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. The contract is part of a multi-million pound development by A&H Construction and Developments that will include changing rooms and support facilities at Wolves’ Compton[…]

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Not your usual safety floor

FUNCTION usually comes before form – but not with Tarkett’s new Safetred Design Collection. Carrying on the company’s reputation for manufacturing beautifully designed yet high-performance flooring, the range has been created using high-end design principles while still delivering the benefits of slip-resistant safety flooring. The new collection includes 26 designs, a Loose Lay construction option[…]

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SPORTEC® Purcolor impact & noise reducing flooring

TVS SPORTEC indoor sports surface finishes, whether made from black recycled rubber crumbs blended with coloured EPDM granules (SPORTEC Color and SPORTEC Purcolor) or single colour pure EPDM rubber (SPORTEC UNI classic), are rugged, slip-resistant and resilient floor surfaces. They are used in a broad spectrum of applications including aerobics and exercise floors, highly durable[…]

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