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Plastic rainwater goods make their 'way out' for attractive aluminium replacements

Quality, function and appearance were all major factors when it came to choosing the right Rainwater goods to renovate Wayout Lodge, a listed property, which has recently undergone a major transformation by owner and interior designer James Gostelow. Existing plastic drainpipes were replaced with Yeoman Rainguard XL Aluminium pipes and gutters. Being durable and cost effective, the Aluminium system also boasts strong aesthetics - just a few of the reasons James selected it for his own project. "In my eyes aluminium...

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Unique coastal house enjoys a bespoke Hunter Douglas solution

The Pavilion at Coldingham Bay in the Scottish Borders is making waves as a modern, sustainable property that seamlessly fits into the stunning surrounding coastline and landscape. Coldingham Bay is situated within the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, part of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation. The house's location alone presented a variety of challenges to the owner, architect, contractor and specialist suppliers, including Hunter Douglas...

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High Rise Expertise from Alumasc Facades at Sunningdale

Alumasc's Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) system has been used in the refurbishment of Sunningdale on The Wirral; one of five high rise blocks earmarked for renovation by Magenta Living following their transfer from Wirral Borough Council in 2005. The 15-storey high rise was constructed in the 1960s using the Bison method of pre-cast concrete panels. As a result of its Bison construction, the mastic sealant between the concrete panels had degraded over time leading to water ingress from wind and rain...

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Take the hi-line with internal doors

Specifiers looking for real veneered doors that embody the natural beauty of wood, while at the same time providing a truly consistent grain and colour, should look to the new Hi-Line range from Vicaima. The Hi-Line range offers plenty of scope for design with fully finished doors manufactured in a choice of Crown Line, with its pronounced grain pattern in Oak and Walnut FSC certified veneers, through to Straight Line (SL), where as the name suggests a more regular grain configuration is presented...

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Antislip timber decking specified for London development

The new vibrant development at One Church Square, Pimlico in London comprises of 39 apartments designed around a central courtyard, with a glass roof and rooftop garden to make the most of outside space in a city development. The existing brownfield site within a conservation area, was derelict so the new development was created to bring the space back to life. The vision and design for the building was created for Wates Construction by Architect Paul Davis + Partners. Timber was used with steel across the project to deliver an industrial aesthetic...

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Biomass + RHI = great ROI!

Do your customers know that investing in biomass is currently a better bet than any fixed rate bank account? Thanks to the domestic RHI, homeowners installing a biomass boiler could secure a tax-free payment of nearly £60,000 at a potential ROI of 64 per cent; a convincing argument for anyone sitting on the fence when it comes to wood heating. Natural Energy Company, Euroheat, has calculated that homeowners investing £35,000 in a domestic RHI biomass installation could see them potentially...

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New EU sealant products regulation

From the 1st July 2014 it is mandatory for all sealants covered in the European standard EN 15651 to be CE marked according to their application and properties. This legislation means that it will be illegal to manufacture sealants and sell within the EU without the relevant CE marking. To comply with these new regulations, Sika Everbuild have been working hard to add the required CE panel onto all appropriate packaging and labels as defined by the standard. In addition to this, Declaration of Performance certificates for all affected products will be available...

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