Kemper System helps protect concrete heritage

Kemper System helps protect concrete heritage

Cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has helped to preserve a grade II listed building thanks to its Stratex warm roof and Kemperol liquid roofing systems. Because of the unusual design of St Thomas More Church in the Sheldon area of Birmingham, architects Wood Goldstraw Yorath worked in close consultation with Kemper System to enhance[…]

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Schöck Isokorb BBA Certification

Latest Schöck BBA Certification raises the bar

  The latest BBA Certification awarded to the Schöck Isokorb is the culmination of an unprecedented standard of assessment by the BBA.   It has resulted in a much more demanding new generation of Agrément Certificates for thermal break products and the emergence of a new ‘Leader Certificate’.   This new ‘Leader Certificate’ incorporates significantly more detailed[…]

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Passivhaus standard Schöck Isokorb

London’s Riverwalk incorporates Passivhaus standard Schöck Isokorb

On the north side of the Thames in central London, the three riverside embankments, Chelsea, Victoria and Albert, are the result of extensive civil engineering works that reclaimed marshy land, narrowed the width of the river and provided a large-scale new area of development during the late 19th century.    Today almost 150 years later, much[…]

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thermal break technology

Totally verifiable performance standards from Schöck

Ecobuild Stand B133 Innovative product developments, unrivalled performance certification and an exciting range of software support packages, all combine to strengthen Schöck’s continued position as the number one supplier of verifiable performance thermal break technology. This year, Schöck pushes the boundaries further with its new  generation of Schöck concrete-to-concrete Isokorb, offering unrivalled thermal performance for[…]

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rooftop support solutions

Big Foot Systems Shortlisted in H&V News Awards for Coca-Cola European Partners GB Project

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems, which leads the way in non-penetrative rooftop support solutions for building services and safe access equipment, is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted in the prestigious H&V News Awards for its project with Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain (CCEP GB). Named as a finalist in the ‘Retrofit Project of[…]

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Cavity Trays latest building envelope solutions at the Scotland Build Show 2016

The only cavity tray company in the UK awarded European Technical Approval and the longest-established in its specialised filed is displaying its latest products at the Scotland Build Show 2016. Cavity Trays of Yeovil has a history dating back to the 1920’s and its approved products are accompanied with a performance warranty. Its know-how and expertise derived[…]

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Natural frequency and vibration behaviour of free cantilever steel balconies

Lightweight support structures, such as free-cantilevered steel balconies, can be prone to vibration when people move about on them more heavily than usual.    As designs become ever more lightweight and competitive in cost terms, particularly with very large cantilevers, the vibration behaviour of a structure takes on even more importance.  So when considering the development[…]

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ribbon balconies

Continuous ribbon balconies require effective thermal insulation

The Chiswick Point development, at Bollo Lane, in West London, is a £20m contemporary mixed-use residential scheme offering 124 one, two and three bedroom residential apartments, including three penthouses.  The apartments are either south facing single aspect, or dual aspect with some even enjoying a triple aspect.    A sustainable approach was important, with all of[…]

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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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PFI Extra Care scheme benefits from Schöck and Hollowcore innovation

A £14.4m three-storey PFI Extra Care complex at Knowsley, Merseyside, is benefiting from a speedier build time using off-site manufacturing that integrates Isokorb structural thermal break units from Schöck with the Hollowcore system.   Bluebell Park Extra Care Facility homes are being built for Knowsley Housing Trust, part of the First Ark Group and is their[…]

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New ‘Thermal Bridging Guide’ available free from Schöck

Minimising energy use in buildings, and thereby improving the thermal performance of building envelopes, has become increasingly important in the drive for sustainability and energy efficiency.   Schöck recognises this can be a challenging area and to help designers, specifiers and engineers deal more easily with the various complex issues involved, the company has produced a[…]

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World’s largest passivhaus scheme trusts Schöck performance

Many cities throughout the world are looking for ways in which to cope with population growth, whilst curbing energy consumption and environmental impact.  And the unlikely focus of international interest currently is the historic city of Heidelberg, in south-west Germany.   Residentially it is very popular and commercially it is very successful, but Heidelberg has an[…]

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Schöck prevents thermal bridging in major new Irish distillery

Marketing and distribution across Ireland of the major Pernod Ricard premium wine and spirit brands, such as Malibu; Jacob’s Creek; Brancott Estate and Mumm; is big business for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.  However, the company’s real heritage is in its whiskey brands, particularly Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced at the main distillery in Midleton,[…]

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Schöck makes thermally efficient balcony retro-fit a reality

The debate over the environmental, sociological and financial pros and cons of demolishing or renovating older housing stock will undoubtedly continue. However, increasingly it appears renovation and refurbishment will remain the most significant contributors to progress in terms of energy efficiency and environmental preference. Ever increasing energy prices, more and more stringent building regulations, and[…]

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