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BP 10 October 2016

PRODUCT PROFILES | GENERAL PRODUCTS Chamber system speeds up drainage installation in airport project Rainwater guttering enhanced 20 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2016 Safety first Providing handrails and balustrade systems, and now an independent business, Laidlaw continues with its aim to offer a comprehensive package of standards-compliant products. There are five handrail and balustrade systems to choose from – Nylon Line, Timber Line, Stainless Line, Combi Line, and Structural Glass. All are designed and manufactured using high grade materials that comply with the necessary Building Regulations and British Standard recommendations for structural stability, safety and accessibility. Laidlaw Stainless Line and Combi Line are suitable for most market sectors, including residential, healthcare, education, commercial, transport and retail. Steve Lee, chairman at Laidlaw said: “Choosing a Laidlaw handrail and balustrade is a guaranteed hallmark of quality. We can provide a complete package, from initial site survey to installation. We pride ourselves on our technical expertise and superb support services, which enables us to provide an end-to-end service.” www.laidlaw.co.uk As part of a £110 million transformation project at Luton Airport, the construction of a new multi-storey short term car park has included the installation of Axedo plastic inspection chambers from JDP. The use of these plastic inspection chambers has reduced the installation time of an integrated drainage solution. Buckingham Group approached water management specialist JDP to supply an effective drainage management solution to protect the new facility. The JDP technical team designed a system incorporating Axedo plastic inspection chambers as part of a fully integrated underground drainage pipe system. Axedo is a fast and versatile inspection chamber system. The plastic chambers are light in weight allowing for quick and easy installation, without the need for heavy lifting equipment, and enabling a reduction in vehicle movements on site. It is claimed that the use of Axedo can lead to savings in installation time of up to 50%, saving costs both in time and materials. www.jdpipes.co.uk System solution for shower areas Tile coverings in waterproof floorlevel shower areas need to have a sufficient slope for effective drainage, and this can be carried out using prefabricated components in the Kerdi-Shower range from Schlüter-Systems. This range is available with the point drainage system Kerdi-Drain, and the linear drainage Kerdi-Line. Kerdi-Line is a component linear drainage system for the construction of floor level showers with ceramic tiles or natural stone coverings. This vertical and horizontal linear drainage system has been updated to ensure that it meets BS EN 1253, providing a constant 50mm water seal and to meet flow requirements which is in compliance with National House Building Council regulations to offer a complete system solution. www.schluter.co.uk 01530 813396 More than 500 social housing properties refurbished by Liverpool Mutual Homes are now benefiting from the Deepflow guttering system supplied by Marley Plumbing and Drainage. Deepflow was specified as it can withstand exposure for up to four times longer than standard pvc-u rainwater gutters and has high gloss levels, improving the overall aesthetic of the system. This project benefited from the high capacity, durability and ease of installation of Deepflow systems. The ‘easy-clip’ technology means it is simple to joint the gutter and fitting, ensuring a fast installation. The gutter can expand and contract without creaking and is capable of carrying up to 3.9 litres/sec of rainwater. As part of Liverpool Mutual Homes’ Asset Management Strategy, a five year cyclical maintenance programme has been developed which addresses any external maintenance requirements to the stock such as upgrades or renewal of roofs, soffits, fascia boards, gutters, and rain water pipes. Products have been chosen to help obtain value for money and standardise where possible to assist with future maintenance. www.marleyplumbinganddrainage.com


BP 10 October 2016
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