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Building Products December 2017

BEST PRODUCTS | 2017 Giving a nursery garden a new lease of life The Francis Crick Institute in David Austin Roses, award winning rose growers and home of the National Rose Collection, has recently installed Alumasc Rainwater steel gutters and downpipes at its nursery tea rooms in Shrewsbury. Roweaver Developments recommended the solution for David Austin Roses with Alumasc’s contemporary steel range. The replacement steel guttering complements the timber cladding of the building and fits in with the overall look of its well-kept gardens. Alumasc steel is said to be immensely strong and durable, with a 15-year warranty. Jon Lyttle of Roweaver said: “Alumasc’s eco-friendly steel rainwater system is really quick and easy to install, which meant the job was completed in just three days. The lead time for delivery was also quick so we didn’t lose any time. The client is really pleased with the results and is now thinking about having the rest of the buildings done in the steel system!” www.alumascwms.co.uk Bright and smooth tilesc an be a sound choice 40 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 Getting on top at The Crick central London is a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation. It’s research groups are now beginning to move into a new state- of-the-art building, featuring a roof screening solution from Levolux. This new building, designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating by architects from HOK with PLP Architecture, is one of Europe’s largest biomedical research centres. Once complete, it will accommodate some 1500 staff including 1250 scientists. The building is equipped with a vast array of specialist, highly sensitive plant and equipment, much of it located at roof level. Levolux worked with the project design team to develop a custom roof screening solution, to satisfy challenging projectspecific requirements. The resulting solution extends 160m in length and 80m in width, and reaching up to more than 43m above street level. In total, Levolux designed, fabricated, supplied and installed almost 2,400 screening fins. The fins vary in size, with widths ranging from 150mm up to 750mm and lengths of up to 9m. Over 800 custom-built solar panels have been incorporated into more than 420 of the glass fins, fixed to south-facing sections of the roof. www.levolux.com Apart from being ‘100% recyclable’, the new Dune eVo ceiling tiles from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions are said to offer improved acoustic performance through a new surface with is both bright and smooth. There is a full mix and match portfolio to give complete acoustic and design flexibility for a variety of applications. Armstrong has designed the Dune eVo range to give a more modern appearance in building projects, with uniform finish, allowing architects to specify ceilings which are not only sustainable but which can enable modern buildings to achieve a premium aesthetic. This is particularly important in the design of environments which positively affect occupant health, well-being, and productivity. The fifth evolution of Armstrong’s popular Dune tile, first launched in 1984, the Dune eVo range follows the Dune Supreme range and has been developed following feedback from customers. The result is a range of attractive and effective ceiling systems, which can be re-used multiple times, taking both the ownership lifecycle and occupancy wellbeing to new heights. www.armstrongceilings.com


Building Products December 2017
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