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Building Products April 2017

GENERAL PRODUCTS Streamlined system used to improve data processes APRIL 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 55 In a bid to reduce delivery paperwork, increase operational data visibility and improve customer service, cast stone company Pennine Stone have implemented Paragon’s proof of delivery system fleXipod. Pennine selected the fleXipod system to simplify data capture processes and provide a more professional and consistent on-site customer experience. It replaces a previous paper-based system that the company’s mobile teams used to collect proof of delivery data, reducing manual data entry for office-based staff and improving overall operational visibility. With a complex operation previously in place, mobile workers are now able to collect both delivery data and operational information throughout the day on the easy-to-use fleXipod mobile application, so the company can keep track of all activities and better meet the needs of its customers. www.penninestone.co.uk Letting light in on brain research Architectural glazing systems from Kawneer feature on the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) building at Maindy Road. Three versions of Kawneer’s AA100 curtain walling were used, complemented by two versions of AA541 windows, and AA545 and series 190 doors. Kawneer’s AA100 curtain walling as zone-drained capped and Structurally Silicone Glazed (SSG) versions with 50mm sightlines help to form the terracotta-tiled external facades while the AA110 version with 65mm sightlines has been used as rooflights. These are joined by AA541 tophung casement windows as standard and as SSG vents, and by AA545 medium-duty swing doors and series 190 heavy-duty narrowstyle commercial entrance doors. IBI Group senior architectural technician, Anthony Picton, said: “We have used Kawneer before. It’s one of only a few systems we would specify. The entrance atrium is almost fully glazed and the projecting side wings were fully glazed so the correct solar treatment to the glazing played a big part. The Kawneer systems are a major element of the external façade and aesthetics of the building and aluminium’s sustainability played a major part as the building had to achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.” www.kawneer.com Setting improved standards Opening up a myriad of design possibilities, Allgood has introduced the enhanced and upgraded FSB ASL bearing. This new bearing offers numerous technical advantages over its predecessor. Architects and interior designers will appreciate a cleaner transition from the lever neck to the rose, with the removal of the black guide ring used on the outgoing bearing. Supplied as a set suitable for either right-hand or left-hand use, the new FSB ASL bearing is ideal for both door levers and doorknob applications. Available as a round or square rose with aluminium, stainless steel, brass and bronze finishes, the bearing provides architects with design flexibility. This adaptor system also caters for a wide range of door thicknesses from 39mm to 58mm. Designed to complement some of FSB’s heavier lever handles, the bearing is sprung, reducing wear on the lock and ensuring the handle does not sag over time. This ensures longevity for busy commercial and residential environments, and has resulted in BS EN1906 Class 4 classification. www.allgood.co.uk Design choices to suit any dwelling Circular stoves with multiple design choices have been introduced by DRU under the Dik Geurts brand this spring. Odin is a circular stove with a multitude of installation options. It is available in two sizes, 1m and 1.2m diameter and there are four different versions; a wall-mounted stove, a stove that is suspended from the ceiling, a stove that is mounted on a ‘plateau’ and a ‘tunnel’ stove that can be viewed from both sides. Odin generates a log fire with swooping, curved flames, which are controlled by the Dik Geurts ‘Thermo-glide’ air slide. The exterior is finished in dark anthracite, with matching flue covers and the interior is lined with heat resistant vermiculite. Odin has the option of external air connection. This means that air for combustion is drawn from outside the building rather than inside the home, resulting in greater comfort and higher energy efficiency. www.drufire.com


Building Products April 2017
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