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Building Products December 2017

Smashing boundaries with two new textured glasses Manufacturer of float, coated, rolled, laminated and toughened glass products, Pilkington United Kingdom, has launched two new patterns to its Pilkington Texture Glass range. The products, Pilkington Cassini and Pilkington Tribal, add to the manufacturer’s existing texture glass range, which is designed to help homeowners maintain privacy and security while adding style to windows and doors, partitions, dividers, splashbacks and cupboards. Pilkington Cassini features fine line detail that offers a multi-layered effect, resulting in a modern design influenced by the mosaics of Barcelona. It’s achieved by engraving the roller, which marks the pattern onto the glass during the manufacturing process, using ‘cuttingedge’ technology. In contrast, Pilkington Tribal has a hand-drawn finish inspired by Aztec patterns. To achieve this look, Pilkington used traditional handengraving methods when creating the roller to produce what it described as ‘a modern patterned glass that’s steeped in history’. Leo Pyrah, texture glass product manager at Pilkington, said: “Working with trend forecasters, we’ve created two new contemporary and stylish patterns that complement our existing range. The new products will help to capture demand from homeowners.” www.pilkington.com/en-GB/uk EDITOR’S CHOICE EDITOR’S CHOICE Constructing for the future Showcasing talent with Manufacturer of the Year award Providing contemporary, 12 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 A design-led alternative to traditional carport systems Offering a wide range of traditional handmade and reclamation bricks, Imperial Bricks has created a new display at The Building Centre, in central London. The stand, on the ground level, features a selection of the 40 plus styles of traditional handmade, waterstruck, wirecut and pressed bricks that Imperial supplies. Imperial Bricks’ range is can be used for matching existing brickwork in renovation and restoration projects, as well as adding character for new build developments. The Yellow Stock range in particular replicates traditional types of bricks used across London, available in weathered and reclamation finishes. Imperial’s range is now also listed on the Building Centre’s Specifinder product directory with full technical information. Jason Hughes, managing director at Imperial Bricks said: “This permanent, informative display will help visitors find out more about our range and our services including brick matching and bespoke blending across the UK for London and beyond. Architects, specifiers and construction professionals with an interest in using traditional handmade bricks can see and feel the bricks up close.” www.imperialbricks.co.uk Bathroom pod manufacturer, Offsite Solutions, has won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Made in the South West Awards. The annual awards aim to showcase manufacturing excellence across the South West and celebrate the commitment of the region’s businesses to achieving worldclass quality and performance. Companies are represented from a diverse range of industries, from aerospace and building products to food and drink brands, and the winners go forward to the national Made in the UK Awards. Offsite Solutions was presented with the award for Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m turnover) at a ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Bristol. James Stephens, managing director of Offsite Solutions said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition for our business. It is testament to the hard work and talent of our teams across the company, but particularly in the factory. Everyone has worked tirelessly to make the company the success it is today.” www.offsitesolutions.com alternative designs for outbuildings and ancillary storage, wearemodern has announced the launch of a range of carports, storage rooms and shelters for commercial and domestic applications. Based upon a configurable ‘kit’ philosophy, the range is said to be adaptable to multiple applications, providing ‘maximum flexibility, without compromising quality or design’. Available in a variety of layouts, the range combines man-made and natural materials (eg. cedar or larch) to create a design-led and bespoke solution for clients. John Phillips, director at wearemodern, said: “Having been unable to find a carport to complement our own contemporary development we decided to create one ourselves. After 12 months of research, identifying partners and suppliers we now have a solution we feel provides architects and designers with a modern perspective on outbuilding design.” www.modern-carport.co.uk


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