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Building Products October 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | NEW BUILD Kent development keeps families warm this winter 24 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2017 As part of the 30,000m2 Inpatient Ward Block at the new Ulster Hospital, materials from Gilberts Blackpool have been employed. Sustainability consultants Cundall, M&E contractor Vaughan Engineering Services and ventilation services supplier WJ Hogg and Co all worked closely together, choosing Gilberts’ Smokegard ventilation grilles. WJ Hogg supplied 130 Smokegard Mode B ventilators, with 60 Uninterruptible Power Supply panels, to ensure a consistent flow of fresh air throughout the sevenstorey hospital corridors, yet preventing the spread of fire and smoke, should the situation arise. Gilberts’ Smokegard features a rack blade linkage that enables a damper narrow enough to fit within the confines of a fire door structure to be used, to allow ventilation in normal conditions, but prevent the spread of smoke and flames. A 24Vdc electrical supply powers an integrated electro magnet, which, in normal conditions, holds the damper open to allow free flow of air through the door grille. In fire conditions, when smoke is detected, the fire protection system interrupts the power supply, causing the damper to instantly close; even if the protection system failed. www.gilbertsblackpool.com Situated in Orpington, Kent, a new development project from London Square has been fitted with Kingspan Kooltherm K106 Cavity Board, helping to achieve external wall U-values of 0.16 W/m.²K. London Square Orpington, a gated development of 58 private three- and four-bedroom houses, was specified with 4700m2 of Kingspan Kooltherm K106 Cavity Board for the new-build elements of the estate. The product is part of Kingspan’s new K100 range of insulation boards which boasts a thermal conductivity of 0.18 W/m.K across all available board thicknesses. Roger Hind, director from Stanford Eatwell Technical, commented: “The ethos of this project was to ensure that passive measures are adopted prior to the application of high efficiency or renewable technologies wherever feasible. The use of premium performance insulation, such as Kingspan Kooltherm K106 Cavity Board, within the building envelope and careful detailing to limit thermal bridging will reduce winter heat loss and consequently the required heating energy.” In addition to delivering thermal performance the buildings are also airtight, with a design air permeability target of 3m3/h/m2 @ 50Pa for the flats and 5 m3/h/m2 @ 50Pa for the houses. www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk Business as usual with smart office space created The Bourne Business Park in Weybridge, Surrey has recently completed two new office spaces totalling over 90,000sq.ft, featuring a range of metal fabrications on the external envelope manufactured and supplied by Metalline. This smart office space was built for La Salle Investment Management by VolkerFitzpatrick. Using J57S Aluminium, Metalline manufactured and supplied a range of aluminium pressed components. These included heads, jambs and cills, for the window pods together with a fascia panel that incorporated bespoke internal supports to ensure that the front face of the panels remained flat. To emphasise the flat clean lines of the building, Metalline produced an internal dual toggle, which the manufacturer claims guarantees that each panel was aligned correctly and there was uniformity across all the panels. Designed to attract the eye these smart office spaces feature panels and pressings finished in a Regency Gold 2 anodised finish together with glazed in panels in ral 7035 light grey that was also supplied by Metalline. www.metalline.co.uk Cause for celebration as rainscreen cladding used on new digital hub Rainscreen cladding system from Horbury Facades, part of the Horbury Group, has been used in the new Digital Media Hub that forms part of the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies on behalf of Nottingham Trent University. The new building will feature the ‘Corten’ panel, which naturally weathers over time, producing an oxide finish that protects the building. The natural patina, which mellows over time, creates a protective coating that provides a highly durable, low maintenance façade. The development will see two sites at Convent and Parliament Street linked by a sevenstorey education centre, enabling Confetti to deliver more courses to students studying for both college-level courses and degrees. The use of Corten will complement the traditional red brick build of the adjacent buildings on Parliament street. Adrian Storey, general manager at Horbury Facades, said: “This is an exciting contract win for our team. We have extensive experience of designing and installing facades created using Corten, which is a popular choice for use in urban and former industrial areas.” www.horburygroup.com Balancing safety and wellbeing


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