Alumasc has published a new technical manual providing full details of its aluminium rainwater systems. The guide sets out product selection tables, technical data and NBS specification advice as well as installation guidance for the Heritage, Aqualine and GX gutter ranges and the Heritage, Flushjoint and Guardian downpipe systems.
Concrete, resin slate and clay roof tile maker Redland has achieved certification to ISO 14001 for its environmental management system at all of its seven UK plants. The award will help specifiers demonstrate that environmental considerations have been part of the procurement process.
John Brash has updated its Pocket Grading Guide for Roofing Battens, following publication of the new British Standard for roofing battens BS 5534:2003 +A1: 2010. The guide sets out the latest requirements to meet the new standard for roofing battens that have not been pre-graded or where there is doubt over the grade.
Rockwool, maker of non-combustible stone wool insulation, has produced a guide for its new RockPrime loft product. Aimed at architects, specifiers and contractors, it outlines the characteristics and benefits of blown loft insulation and describes how it can improve the sound insulation of the building.
Roofglaze, the Cambridgeshire rooflighting specialist, has become a member the Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, the government-supported initiative to improve health and safety standards.
Before he died in 2007, the legendary Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa sketched out a swirling, ‘dragon-tailed’ cancer care centre in Swansea. Now the UK’s 13th Maggie’s Centre has been completed in titanium-studded concrete by Garbers James
When writer and garden designer Maggie Keswick Jencks was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, together with her husband, the architectural writer Charles Jencks, she set about her creating a charity project to provide cancer sufferers with expert support within a more sympathetic built environment.
The Maggie’s Centre certainly provided a stern test of the capabilities of precast concrete supplier Thorp Precast. The job involved creating 56 precast panels, and although many of these were similar, very few were identical.