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Building Products December 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | GENERAL PRODUCTS Circular roof cuts all the right shapes 70 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 Winning big at manufacturing awards British manufacturer of bespoke aluminium bi-fold and residential doors and windows, Origin, has won The Business Growth Award at this year’s s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards - South East. Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, commented: “We are honoured to be recognised at this year’s EEF Manufacturing Awards and are delighted that our dedication to constantly improve our business has been recognised.” Origin’s investment in supporting its growth plans over the last 12 months, which includes its expansion into a new 20,000ft² headquarters for its increasing workforce and brand-new showroom, was highlighted as a key factor in its success. Innovation also plays a key role in Origin’s success, with the judging panel identifying the launch of its residential door as a major factor in its effective award entry. Finally, the judges acknowledged the lengths that Origin has gone to in order to future-proof the business. It is continuously updating its systems, operations and processes. www.origin-global.com A specialist roofing contractor, covering the new-build and private residential markets, has used a selection of Cupa R12 Excellence slates from Cupa Pizarras to complete the roof of a distinctive circular property in Cambridgeshire. Lander and Linsey Roofing spent six weeks on site at the home near Newton, working with local builder Offord & Camp, to create a singlestorey building which features an eyebrow within the 300 pitch, covering the main entrance. Graham Linsey, a director of Lander & Linsey, explained: “This is quite a large residential building – some 12.5m in diameter – with the circular, 30º pitch meaning we had to cut every single slate. We started with 24 x 18 at the eaves, working up the roof with 20 x 15 and then 24 x 12. Finally, we finished using 20 x 10; cutting them down to about four inches in width at the top, and having to source composite tile battens to be able to bend them to the very tight radius. The f inished result looks very good and the client is pleased.” www.cupapizarras.com/uk Slim frame designed especially for UK homes Narrow frames and performance characterise Slimline 68, a new window system that’s been launched to the trade by leading aluminium systems company Reynaers. This window, designed for UK homes, completes the range of specialist systems from Reynaers. The SL 68 has thermal insulation and meets PAS24 and Secured by Design standards. This security is enhanced with hingeside security brackets, a multipoint locking mechanism and lockable handles. Rebecca Cope, marketing manager at Reynaers, said: “The SL 68 system has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK residential windows market and has incredibly slim frames with high performance. “The outward opening window means that customers can now choose a product that gives them maximum daylight access, whilst keeping properties warm and secure. With no compromise on thermal efficiency or weather resistance, the system is designed to be timeless. “The slim frames and clean lines make this window ideal for both contemporary and more traditional properties and what’s more, its 68mm frame depth makes it perfect as a replacement window as it usually fits within the existing plaster line.” www.reynaers.co.uk Concrete protection product leaves structures ‘dry and strong’ Concrete product specialist StoCretec, has introduced a new product into the UK which is said to provide a proven method of keeping concrete structures dry and protected against the threat of corrosion. StoCryl V 700 borrows a technique found in nature to create a highly effective water-repellent effect on the concrete surface that also acts as an effective barrier to carbon dioxide. To delay the onset of algae and fungal growth, StoCryl V 700’s formulation creates a surface coating which is covered by microscopic peaks and bumps. These repel water, while the channels between them funnel the water away quickly and easily. By controlling the moisture present on the concrete surface, StoCryl V 700 restricts the establishment of microorganisms. StoCryl V 700 incorporates an acrylic binding agent which gives the coating mechanical strength, CO2 resistance and a high degree of structural consistency. According to StoCretec, it forms a ‘rugged and reliable’ bond with the concrete surface, and also not only protects against the ingress of CO2 but is a CO2-neutral product in its manufacture. It is available in a wide range of colour-stable shades. www.sto.co.uk


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