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Building Products April 2017

EDITOR’S CHOICE Commitment to recycling brought into vision APRIL 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 9 Giving an insight into the value that Armstrong Ceiling Solutions places on recycling schemes, a new ‘green’ video has been released by the company. The two-minute video showcases the numerous benefits for specifiers, main contractors and installers in signing up to the manufacturer’s peerless green philosophy. This is to leave as small a footprint as possible through its commitment to employing energy savings, sustainable water management, waste reduction and more greenery for a healthy working and living environment. Armstrong already helps specifiers and contractors estimate the potential benefits of recycling through an environmental impact calculator on its website. It has also helped contractors reap the rewards of going green by forming a network of green Omegas – installers with specific expertise in recycling schemes. Now the video explains how the company’s recycling programmes for demolition, construction and renovation schemes have saved 15 million m2 of old ceiling tiles globally and diverted 61,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. www.armstrong.com London calling Offering efficiencies in both materials and installation, Westminster Slate is the latest large format interlocking clay tile from Redland. It is claimed by the manufacturer to offer the quality and aesthetic of traditional clay tiles, yet is more cost-effective as its size and interlocking design mean that only 10 tiles/m2 are needed, compared to 60 for traditional clay plain tiles. Thanks to the incorporation of a finely tapered leading edge, the tile offers an extremely slim appearance. This thin form, combined with a hidden cut-back interlock, raised nail holes and custom-engineered head, contributes toward the slate achieving low pitches down to 17.5deg.. Three colourways are offered: city black, cardinal red and old college red. Overall dimensions of the slate are 480mm by 326mm, with a cover width of 280mm and headlap range between 110mm and 140mm. A whole host of compatible accessories and components means that the tiles can be laid on a variety of roof configurations. Hips and ridges are available in both half-round and universal angle, and in permutations to allow either a colour-matched roof or the contrast typically favoured on slate roofs. Valleys are covered by Redland’s Dry Valley or 125 GRP Valley; while ventilation is afforded by the high-performance 8.8k ThruVent Tile. www.redland.co.uk/westminster COUNTS. SO DOES QUALITY. At Youngman we never compromise on safety or quality. Every one of our ladders is made to the ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� save you money in the long run. Our ladders ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ risk your safety with anything less. Available from all leading distributors & merchants. Visit www.youngmanaccess.com or call 01621 745 900


Building Products April 2017
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