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Building Products April 2017

EDITOR’S CHOICE EDITOR’S CHOICE Getting set for fresh views Trousers are smart and smart 8 BUILDING PRODUCTS | APRIL 2017 Top marks for school project Some 315m2 of wood effect luxury vinyl tiles – from Polyflor’s Expona Design PUR collection – have been used in a school hall refurbishment project at Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools in Edinburgh. Previously successful installations within the buildings resulted in the selection of the Walnut design for the hall in the independent school for girls. This design is said to authentically reproduce the appearance of natural wood and features rich dark tones which fits in with the style of the old Victorian building. The flooring contractor also installed full plank perimeter detail with bespoke inlay strip supplied by Polyflor’s Design Service. Featuring 28 wood, stone and abstract effects, the heavy commercial Expona collection offers durability for this and similar applications. These hard wearing luxury vinyl tiles have a 3mm gauge, 0.7mm wear layer and feature PUR polyurethane reinforcement which is cross linked and UV cured to provide a fuss-free cleaning and maintenance regime. www.polyflor.com According to partitioning company Ocula Systems, views in the partitioning marketplace will change with its latest brand, which will be available in eight regional sales hubs – through the SIG Interiors branch network. Each of these hubs offers specialist support for the brand. This collection has been built on the success of the Tenon and System 8000 product ranges, and was recently introduced to the market in two launch events – one in London and the other in Manchester. The product range today already includes innovative glass or solid wall and door options and the plan is well underway to introduce more product additions during 2017, the company states. Ocula Systems provide full support from design through to installation. The team includes experienced glass installers, site surveyors, project managers and estimators. www.oculasystems.co.uk Well known for its modern designs, innovative features and high levels of fabric technology, Snickers Workwear has taken a second definition of the word ‘smart’ and incorporated this into the latest range of trousers. While the trousers are smart in appearance, they are even smarter thanks to the integration of technology to improve performance and wellbeing at work. According to the company, repeated ‘corner cutting’ over a period of years can create a longterm health problem – an issue that Snickers Workwear has been continually addressing with its KneeGuard System. ‘Tracker 1’ is Snickers’ first prototype of wearable technology. A chip fitted to a pair of Work Trousers enables the user to monitor work place noise levels, heat conditions and knee impact. Snickers is also renowned for its KneeGuard System, 37.5 Fabric Technology and technical functionality, but the integration of ‘smart’ wearable technology into the clothing emphasis the extent to which it is looking at working clothes and the wellbeing of operatives on site in a completely new way. www.snickersworkwear.com


Building Products April 2017
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