Whether it’s glazed partitioning, fire-resistant safety glass, or just plain old cladding, we look at some of the latest recommended options to help your project meet regulations
Movers and Makers
- Stainless steel fixings specialist, Ancon Building Products, has updated its technical literature to highlight its products that now carry CE Marking under the Construction Products Regulation. The publications can be downloaded from www.ancon.co.uk, or are available in hard copy on request.
- Building on the existing range of applications for its Supafil blown-in glass mineral wool products, Knauf Insulation’s Supafil CarbonPlus has received British Board of Agrement (BBA) certification for filling residual cavities in existing partially filled masonry cavity walls. Supafil CarbonPlus has been specifically designed for installation into narrow cavities below 50mm.
- Translucent polycarbonate cladding panels from Rodeca have achieved Class B in non-fragility tests conducted by the BRE. The tests were for assessing the non-fragility of profiled panelled and large element roofing assemblies when subjected to impacts by a heavy soft body, using Rodeca’s PC 2540-4 tongue and groove panels. Class B means the impactor (a 45kg cylindrical canvas bag filled with compacted sand, designed to simulate a human being) was retained by the panel even after a second impact.
- Fernox has qualified to carry the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label across 23 of its products. The Carbon Reduction Label is awarded to products that have had their carbon footprints measured, certified and where a company commits to reducing the carbon footprint of that product. Furthermore, the carbon footprint of the product must be re-assessed every two years and demonstrate a reduction to keep using the label. Fernox has been able to demonstrate with 23 products from its chemical water treatment range.
- Cladding profiles and panels from building products manufacturer Steadmans have met requirements for CE marking confirming they have been manufactured, tested and assessed to European standards. Steadmans’ single skin roof and wall systems are manufactured from coated steel to create trapezoidal and corrugated section roof and wall sheeting, in three standard thicknesses and six profiles, to suit a variety of uses. The sheets are hot-dip galvanised or Aluzinc coated to BS EN 10346:2009.
SAS International has manufactured over 400 linear metres of fully glazed partitioning for the new Brent Civic Centre. The 40,000m2 project has been awarded a BREEAM Outstanding rating, the first in its category to achieve this accolade. SAS International’s System 7000 partitioning was specified to manage acoustics and deflection. For the atrium, over 60 linear metres of SAS International’s fire resistant glazing was installed with up to 30 minutes integrity and insulation.
Redland is launching InDax - a solution for contractors and specifiers looking for an integrated PV system that can be used both for new build and retrofit contracts. InDax is supplied as a package complete with fixings and flashing in individual modules. The company claims that the minimal number of parts and low weight makes for quick and easy installation. InDax modules have been thoroughly tested and the system meets all the product performance requirements of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Red Box Design Group specified Equitone [natura] from Marley Eternit for the new £9.9m Northern Design Centre at Gateshead Quayside. The firm says Equitone [natura] was chosen for the four storey BREEAM “very good” rated building because its semi-translucent surface, allows the natural variegation of the fibre cement to show through allowing Red Box to deliver their vision of creating a building that “exudes a sense of innovation”. An EQUITONE fibre cement facade can contribute to an A+ rating as defined in
the BRE Green Guide to Specification based on generic rating for autoclaved fibre cement single sheet.
SOIL AND WASTE SYSTEMS
Alumasc has launched an enhanced range of Harmer SML lightweight cast iron soil and waste systems. The new Harmer SML range meets the new UK requirement for CE Marking. The range also carries British Board Agrement Certification, 05/4191 and the pipes and fittings meet the European Standard BS EN 877 showing full compliance with EU manufacturing, testing and technical performance requirements. Detailed information about the SML range can be found in a new 72-page brochure that also includes a specification guide.
Internorm has recently launched two new door designs to add to its existing collection of house entrance doors. The company claims its HT 410 and AT 410 boast high design aesthetics, incorporate exceptional thermal insulating qualities and include top security features. Both systems meet WK2 resistance to burglary or EN 1627-30 Class RC2N as standard. The new HT410 model includes a thermal insulation value of up to 0.58 W/m2K, and the AT 410 achieves a thermal insulation value of up to 0.78 W/m2K.
Leaderflush Shapland has provided bespoke doorsets to the new £9m pathology centre at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. The company’s timber doorsets were chosen because the combination of its Plasform, EnduraCor and Hygieniform technologies meant that doors were durable and hygienic. EnduraCor is an engineered performance core with a severe duty rating that the firm claims provides high fire resistance - up to 60 minutes, levels of sound reduction up to 30RwdB and smoke control that is compliant with the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 69 document.
HEALTHCARE WASHROOM PRODUCTS
Franke Washrooms Systems has supplied a range of healthcare washroom products to the new £75m Murray Royal Hospital in Perth. The company says its products were chosen as these met the specification requirements put in place to ensure long and efficient product life and savings in water and energy use. The specification was supported by all the up to date water saving and quality agencies like WRAS, BMA and the latest CE compliance. Products from Franke Washroom Systems included; an array of differing formats of HTM63 stainless steels sinks and worktops, disposal and janitorial units.
Franke Washrooms Systems
FIRE-RESISTANT SAFETY GLASS
A glass atrium in the newly opened £85m extension to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has been created using Contraflam fully insulating clear, fire-resistant safety glass manufactured by Glasssolutions Solaglas. The firm says Contraflam was chosen due to its combination of visual appeal, thermal insulation and fire protection. Installed by facade designer and contractor Charles Henshaw & Sons, the fire rated glass atrium provides protection from the first floor through to the roof level, and helps to create a light and spacious area.