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Building Products April 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | HOTELS, LEISURE AND HEALTHCARE 20 BUILDING PRODUCTS | APRIL 2017 Acoustic solutions offer gold standard service Balcony system gives necessary insulation Automatic access eases the struggle with luggage Refurbishment of the Three Acres hotel and restaurant near Huddersfield has included the fitting of Tormax automatic glass swing doors welcoming guests from the lobby into the reception room. The precision engineered, hightorque motor assures quiet operation and combines with a level of reliability that has been proven in locations worldwide. Maintaining natural light levels, the full glass door blends seamlessly with the contemporary décor of this Michelin-listed inn. Discreet and unobtrusive, the swing door is powered by the TORMAX 1201 operator which is housed in an anodized aluminium casing that is just 85mm high and 640mm long. It is a powerful operator, capable of automating swing doors measuring up to 1.4m wide and weighing up to 250kg and is also suitable for external applications. Delivering flexibility to meet all situations and minimising energy consumption at The Three Acres, the door can be set for use in Power Assist mode, whereby users are aided in opening the door manually, Low Energy mode which limits power and speed and is useful for quieter times, as well as Full Power application. www.tormax.co.uk 01932 238040 Concealed door closers are welcome guests While they offer fire resistance and accessibility, it was their ability to be concealed that is making them a popular choice for hotel projects. British designed and manufactured, the door closers fit neatly between the door and frame and are totally concealed when the door is closed. They do not have the unsightly control arms and boxes that are unavoidable with surface-mounted devices and, as such, ensure that nothing interferes with the appearance of the door and interior. They also help to create a homely, less functional, ambience within the room, assuring a more comfortable and relaxing guest experience. These benefits have seen Powermatic door closers used by designers on impressive hotel projects across the globe, including The Savoy and Brown’s Hotel, London; ARIA resort and casino, Las Vegas; Hilton, Manchester and the exclusive South Lodge hotel and spa in Surrey. www.concealeddoorclosers.com 0121 766 4200 GP practice staff in Aberdeen are enjoying the newly developed Woodside Fountain Health Centre, with the help of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System. To insulate the roof terrace, whilst also maintaining an even transition from the internal area, 30mm thickness of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System was specified. Kingspan OPTIM-R panels feature a microporous core which is evacuated, encased and sealed in a gas-tight envelope. This design allows the panels to achieve good insulation performance with an aged, or expected, thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/m2K, enabling the target U-value of 0.15 W/m2.K to be achieved with the slimmest possible construction. A further layer of Kingspan Styrozone was installed above the System, followed by a waterproof membrane and the final balcony surface. The Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System also includes OPTIM-R flex infill strips which can be cut to size, ensuring the System can meet all design requirements. When installed to Kingspan Insulation’s guidelines, the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System can provide long term thermal performance over the lifetime of a building. www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk 01544 387 384 Opened by Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, Holly Hill Leisure Centre in Southampton has a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, gymnasium, exercise rooms and dance studio. Knauf AMF provided acoustic solutions to help create a facility fit for future Olympic athletes. Philip Lyons at Space & Place architects specified Heradesign wall absorbers for the swimming pool hall to reduce and manage the noise level, creating a comfortable sound environment. Heradesign is fitted along the upper portion of the main wall in the pool hall to provide maximum sound absorption (Class A). Heradesign controls the ambient sound level, reduces reverberation and improves speech intelligibility. Heradesign is 90% humidity resistant which ensures the acoustic panels remain dimensionally stable making it ideal for wet areas. For additional protection from mould and bacteria, Heradesign is manufactured with a specialist resistant coating. Heradesign provides a visual contrast to the pool’s many hard surfaces thanks to its organic, textured appearance. Manufactured from sustainable wood-wool, Heradesign adds a tactile quality to the finished interior. Heradesign can be ordered in any colour and fitted as wall absorbers, ceilings, baffles or rafts. www.knaufamf.com 0191 518 8600


Building Products April 2017
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