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Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Products Add To The 'WOW' Factor of Prestigious New Build

Yeoman Rainguard, in conjunction with WOW Contracting has supplied and installed a wide range of products, including Aluminium pipes and gutters and GRP radius guttering along with associated white GRP soffits, for a prestigious £1.8m new build development of 8 flats and 1 penthouse apartment connecting to an existing residential/retail property in sympathy with the surrounding area and buildings in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. Being a hugely adaptable material, GRP was the ideal product to use for radius gutters on a curved section of the project...

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Steni panels help with hard-to-heat homes

Three tower blocks of apartments in Aberdeen have been refurbished with Steni cladding panels. Work has now drawn to a close on the £3.6million refurbishment with Steni cladding panels of three residential tower blocks in Aberdeen. Morven and Grampian Courts, and the sheltered housing scheme Brimmond Court, which were built in 1969/70 in the Balnagask area of the city, had been identified for a thermal upgrade under the city council's housing capital programme which provides the catalyst to deliver many of the objectives in the housing business plan...

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Shingle cladding solution for social housing development

The Beveridge Mews Development in Stepney is showcase for the use of cedar shingles for the external building envelope. The project has been the recipient of many awards including a 2013 RIBA award. John Brash Western Red Cedar Shingles were chosen for the exterior cladding, with a single ply used on the flat roof to complete the building envelope. Cedar shingles were chosen to help the block of 8 properties unify a brownfield site, previously thought of as unusable for residential development. Surrounded by existing houses, the timber cladding was thought to continue the visual of current fencing and enable the houses to blend into their environment...

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On The Dark Side

Redland is adding a new dark Charcoal Grey colour to two of its most popular tiles: Grovebury and MockBond Mini Stonewold. The colour is aimed mainly at the North of England and Scotland where the market demand is strongest for dark grey tiles. To achieve this shade the tiles are produced from a grey through-coloured concrete over which an acrylic paint finish is applied to all surfaces. The result is a much darker grey than can be achieved with pigmentation alone. Grovebury and MockBond Mini Stonewold are particularly popular choices for new housebuilding where the combination of cost-effective concrete and the speed of installation...

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Dulux Trade Launches Specification Creator Tool

Dulux Trade has launched a handy online tool to help professionals in building construction and maintenance create detailed paint and woodcare specifications quickly and easily. The Dulux Trade Paint Specification Creator tool allows specifiers to search and filter through AkzoNobel's decorative portfolio, access product information and select the right coating for the job. The simple and easy-to-use format aims to make product specification more straightforward and can be used as either a quick reference guide, or as a resource to produce in-depth specifications, which can then be saved and used during the tendering process...

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