Products - A smoke-detection system for saunas, plus The spec on the pinnacle of the Limehouse Basin development in London Docklands.
Architect Robert Macdonald Associates designed the 10-storey Pinnacle tower as the centrepiece of a 262-unit Bellway Homes scheme in London Docklands' Limehouse Basin.

The symmetrically planned tower stands on slender stilts above the dock. It features a curving facade, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that face south over the waterfront.

Surrounding the Pinnacle, the remainder of the development consists of five blocks of apartments arranged in a U-shape around the western end of the dock. The blocks, which rise to seven and eight storeys, also face the water either head-on or at an angle.

Chatsworth Forge

Curtain walling
Reynaers Aluminium

External render

Limestone cladding
Metropolitan Stone

Concrete frame
Addington Formwork

Drive unit for smoke curtains
Smoke curtain manufacturer Bradley Lomas Electrolok has upgraded the drive unit fitted to its SD3 products to enable larger, heavier smoke curtains to be installed and operated from a single roller and control mechanism. The new mechanism will allow curtains up to 24 m2 to be used and the maker claims that it improves cost efficiency and simplifies installation requirements.
Bradley Lomas Electrolok

Slate-effect cladding
KR Plastics has added a slate-effect decorative finish to its Dollken range of stonechip cladding and brickwall panels. The panels measure 1055 × 339 mm in an ex-stock colour choice of anthracite or brown, as well as terracotta, yellow and white to order. The panels are made from glass fibre and are mounted on a grid of treated wooden battens with insulation fitted into the spaces.
KR Plastics

Energy-saving gas heater
Drugasar has announced the addition of the 1004T model to its Energy Saver range of gas wall heaters for schools, churches and other large public buildings. The unit has an output of 10.23 kW and fully modulating gas and fan controls for accurate temperature adjustment.
An integral timer transformer allows the heater to be connected to a remote time switch or to be used as part of a centrally controlled heating system.

Z-section profile
LB Plastics has added a Z-section profile to its four chamber co-extrusion window and door frame profile in order to meet the enhanced thermal requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations. The profile will be used on the Sheerframe 6000 and 7000 door and window suites.
LB Plastics

Fire-safe sandwich panels
A range of sandwich panels, capable of achieving an A2 fire rating under the new European Union reaction to fire classification, has been launched by Lintec Laminations. Called PyroClad, the panels feature a non-combustible Rockwool core and Casco adhesive and are suitable for internal partitioning and external cladding applications.
Lintec Laminations

Hygienic tile products
BAL has expanded its Pro-Hygiene Systems range with the addition of three floor tile products. Micropoxy LV is an epoxy-based grout designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria on tiled surfaces; Microflex Wide Joint Grout has a built-in admixture, making it suitable for tiles with joint widths up to 20 mm in interior and exterior applications; and Microshield Floor Tile Cleaner has been formulated to maintain grout joints and remove dirt from tile surfaces.

Smoke detection system for saunas
Cambridge-based fire detection specialist Wagner has developed a smoke detection system specifically for saunas. The unit is based on the company's Titanus 3000 system but has an increased resistance to false alarms from aromatic oils, high humidity and high temperatures.
Wagner UK

Decorative interior cladding
Building Additions introduced Aqualine, a decorative interior cladding for walls and ceilings. The panels can be mounted horizontally or vertically as an alternative to conventional tiling. The cladding is made from acrylic-coated PVCu in a variety of designs to give a wipe clean finish for applications such as leisure centres or hotels.
Building Additions

Water storage heaters
Drugasar has added the Everflo 80 and 150 models to its range of water storage heaters.
The units have capacities of 75 and 145 litres, making them suitable for use in industrial, catering and hospital applications.

Recessed exit sign
Cooper Lighting and Security has introduced the Recessed Safe Edge luminaire, an exit sign for use in prestigious locations. For ease of installation, the sign features a separate baseplate to which the body is attached after the supply cables have been connected.
Cooper Lighting and Security

Acoustic brick

CEP Acoustics has launched Coustone, an acoustic brick with a combination of absorption and attenuation properties. The brick is manufactured from bonded flint in a range of sizes and colours for applications where the use of flat acoustic panels is impractical. Suitable applications include recording studios, speech therapy suites and other sound critical environments as well as sports halls and swimming pools.
CEP Acoustics