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Building Products December 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS Driving pretty with new car park facade 22 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 Helping create a home away from home Luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor’s Camaro PUR flooring collection were used to create homely accommodation for visitors at Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street in York, North Yorkshire. Approximately 5500m² of Camaro PUR wood effect luxury vinyl tiles in the white limed oak design were chosen to complete the interior design scheme inside the 197-room aparthotel. This new build hotel in York city centre, the company’s seventh hotel to open in the UK, features fully furnished studio, one and two bed selfcatered apartments with their own lounge/dining areas and kitchens. Installed by national flooring contractor, Titan Interior Solutions, Camaro luxury vinyl tiles were fitted throughout all areas of the apartments. The updated Camaro flooring range includes 30 ‘authentically reproduced’ wood and stone effects, including the white limed oak design which features a white washed effect with warm wood undertones. With a 2.0mm gauge and 0.3mm wear layer, Camaro flooring is said to be suitable for residential applications as well as light commercial interiors such as hotels. Camaro flooring is reportedly 100% recyclable, contains recycled content and also achieves Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification for low VOC emissions. www.polyflor.com Airtight protection for buildings To solve condensation, airtightness and energy efficiency problems in buildings, A. Proctor Group has launched a new high performance variable resistance vapour control layer for use in commercial and residential projects. Procheck Adapt is designed to protect the building fabric from the potential risk of condensation, while providing the added benefit of serving as an effective airtight barrier. Thanks to its design, the new membrane offers variable resistance which adapts to changes in humidity levels, becoming increasingly more resistant in winter and more permeable in summer. This ensures that the building fabric is protected from damaging moisture levels during cold, wet winter months, and allowing the fabric to dry out effectively in warmer, drier months. Procheck Adapt has a translucent structure which eases fixing to structural frames and in combination with its integral tape allows for a fast installation time. The introduction of Procheck Adapt will ensure that it provides a high level of protection throughout the building’s lifespan. www.proctorgroup.com The Oracle has spoken As part of a recent refurbishment of the Holybrook Mall at The Oracle in Reading, Levolux was invited to provide an internal screening solution, in the form of a false ceiling. Following a design concept by HFM Architects, Levolux developed a custom screening solution, comprising a series of twisted aluminium fins that create an ‘unusual and impressive’ feature ceiling that extends almost 30m. It was crucial to maintain an open ceiling to allow for smoke extraction from the ceiling void. The custom support structure, comprising horizontal support rails and vertical suspension rods, was devised to secure the assembly of twisted fins 1m below a concrete slab. In total, Levolux supplied and installed 42 twisted fins for this project, fixed horizontally at 660mm centres. Each 300mm wide fin is formed from 10mm thick extruded aluminium plate, with a length of 4.7m. The fins are precisely twisted, either in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction, through 360º along their length. The twisted fins are finished in a metallic bronze coloured powder coating that is said to be highly durable. www.levolux.com A new terracotta tiled facade, featuring stone stair towers with complementary granite has been supplied and installed by Horbury Facades in the Bridge Street car park in Warrington, part of the £107m Bridge Street Quarter Regeneration Scheme. Working on behalf of main contractor, I&H Brown and alongside Muse Developments, Horbury Facades installed a rain screen backing rail system to stepped light steel vertical cassette panels, before installing individually coloured terracotta tiles to meet the architects’ design specification and colour aspirations. Designed by architects Leach Rhodes Walker, the facade features an intricate design with tiles supplied by Taylor Maxwell in four colours: pearl white, basalt, gold and black. The tiles are installed on the main entrance and rear elevation of the car park and were complemented by an inset cassette. Horbury Facades also installed a bullnose aluminium capping at the roofline to all three stair cores. The Bridge Street project is being delivered by Warrington and Company on behalf of Warrington Council. It consists of a 300,000ft² retail and leisure regeneration scheme with a 13 screen multiplex cinema, a new 42,000ft² market hall, several family restaurants, 100,000ft² council offices, retail units and a public square. www.horburygroup.com


Building Products December 2017
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