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BP 10 October 2016

PRODUCT PROFILES | GENERAL PRODUCTS Adding character to any building With a darker and grittier texture than Hawkhurst and Albury, Redland has added a third tile to it Rosemary Clay Craftsman range: the Victorian. The new addition is designed to give traditional roofs a greater depth of texture and character. Hawkhurst and Albury have a fine orange-red sanding over the surface and random black patterning to imitate a weathered look. David Patrick, head of marketing at Redland, said: “The new colour has been introduced as a result of market research we carried out with a selection of our customer base. They told us they liked the Craftsman tiles but wanted a darker, more aged-looking tile to fit in with areas of conservation, particularly around the South East.” www.redland.co.uk Time saving solution for guard rail safety Improved thermal performance Inspiring art and music A student accommodation project A redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery, by Hoskins Architects is using gypsum fibreboard from Fermacell to dry-line the “Inspiring art and music” project. Being installed by sub-contractor DBM Building Contractors for main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey, the Fermacell boards will help bring the gallery into the 21st Century as large paintings and objects up to 50kg per cavity fixing and 30kg per screw can be hung from them without recourse to pattressing. The Fermacell boards are manufactured from recycled materials and are wholly recyclable in themselves, helping towards BREEAM ratings. Interior plans include the creation of 21 gallery spaces in place of the existing 11,500m2 space in which to showcase international-quality exhibitions and a community gallery in a new wing at the rear of the building. Exterior plans involve removing the pitched roofs and skylights behind the parapets of the main building and adding a new storey of accommodation for temporary galleries and a learning zone. www.fermacell.co.uk 40 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2016 in Portsmouth has specified Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board for its thermal performance and ability to meet the stringent fire performance requirements for the project. Cooley Architects’ design uses coloured Alpolic ACM cladding to form an eye-catching cube at the top of the 240 ft building and Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was installed as part of the rainscreen façade system. The product is Class 0 as defined by the Building Regulations and delivers excellent thermal performance with thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K. Kingspan Kooltherm K3 Floorboard was fitted on the ground floor. Both products feature a fibre-free insulation core and have been assigned a highest possible BRE Green Guide summary rating of A+. To complete the building envelope, a layer of high performance Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM was also installed on the roof of the building. www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk 01544 387 384 Offering builders and specifiers 12 new types of tubular fittings, Kee Safety has expanded its Kee Klamp range of safety railing systems. The new components have been designed to enhance the building of guardrail along staircases and ramps, particularly when the slope is greater than 30 degrees. The new range introduces single fittings to cater for situations where currently a combination of fittings is required. Not only does this improve the aesthetics of the finished guardrail but it also allows for a quicker and easier installation. The new range of slope fittings is available in the two most common sizes for handrails; size seven (outside diameter 42.4mm) and size eight (outside diameter 48.3mm). Kee Klamp is a range of cast iron tubular fittings that can be installed using a standard hex key. Each fitting incorporates an internal set screw to lock the respective fitting safely and securely onto the tube to create a strong, stable and safe structure. This method eliminates the need for time-consuming welding or specialist skills. www.keesafety.co.uk


BP 10 October 2016
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