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Building Products October 2017

GENERAL PRODUCTS | PRODUCT PROFILES Checkmate for scaffold sheeting performance Specialist contractor Keltbray Demolition and Civil Engineering has used the high performance Monarflex Monarsound Acoustic Scaffold Sheeting from Icopal during the demolition and preparatory work on the K1 Knightsbridge development in South West London. The sheeting minimised disruption to the public by reducing noise and containing dust and particles, as well as ensuring a controlled environment for the team onsite. The 28,000m2 Knightsbridge development, which replaces the existing mixed-use buildings at the north of the Knightsbridge estate, comprises of luxury apartments and high-end retail units alongside commercial space. In consultation with BLC Construction Supplies, the Keltbray team selected Monarflex Monarsound Acoustic Sheeting due to the sound reducing properties. The acoustic absorption of Monarsound is provided by specially formulated polyurethane foam. The five-ply composition of the sheeting also incorporates a weather resistant LDPE co-polymer. Gareth Acres, K1 Knightsbridge project manager at Keltbray said: “The nature of the work in close proximity to both residential properties and busy shopping areas means that reducing the noise from the site as much as possible is paramount. The Monarsound solution ticked all the boxes, especially in terms of acoustic performance.” www.monarflex.co.uk Amsterdam office building gets HeartFelt refurbishment OCTOBER 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 65 University gets classic vinyl refurbishment A variety of commercial vinyl floorcoverings from UK manufacturer Polyflor was recently selected for a £3 million refurbishment project at Campus Centre, De Montfort University in Leicester. Designed by CPMG Architects, the newly renovated Campus Centre is the home of De Montfort’s Student Union (DSU) and a hub for student life, including shops, cafes, break out areas and offices. Polyflor’s Expona Design luxury vinyl tiles in Cool Grey Concrete were used throughout the student union building in circulation areas, corridors and staircases. Wood effect Affinity255 heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles in the Seasoned Grey Oak, Cracked White Oak and Dappled Oak designs were also used as a contrast to the concrete effect flooring for Milly Lane’s café, The Coffee Hut and Sulets student accommodation office in the student union. The Campus Centre, which opened in early 2017, also features flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Commercial, Classic Mystique, Polysafe Apex and Polysafe Verona ranges in toilet areas, restaurant kitchens and the student union’s music venue. All flooring was installed by Westcotes Flooring, working under main contractors Stepnell. www.polyflor.com The recently completed restaurant and cafeteria area of the Amstelgebouw office building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, features an acoustic ceiling using Hunter Douglas Architectural’s HeartFelt modular felt ceiling system. HeartFelt is the latest addition to the Hunter Douglas range of ceiling and wall finish applications. It is a modular felt ceiling system that provides the designer with the ability to specify an individual finish to a ceiling or wall whilst still delivering an impressive acoustic performance. Available in five different shades of grey, HeartFelt is 100pc recyclable, is dirt and dust resistant and fits simply to the carrier system. Winner of the “Best of the Best” red dot awards in 2017, HeartFelt is a linear ceiling system that is manufactured from non-woven thermoformed PES fibres. Panels sizes are available in 40mm x 50mm and up to 6m in length. www.hunterdouglas.co.uk Building blocks put in as revamped website goes online Manufacturer of pvc-u and pvc-ue building products for roofline and rainwater applications Freefoam has given its website in the UK a completely new look. With clear imagery to showcase the range and detailed information on every product the site has been designed to help support visitors through every stage of their decision making process. From case studies and design tools to help visualise product colours and finishes to support with scheduling and access to CAD images the site helps to illustrate the options available to visitors. Louise Sanderson, marketing manager said: “We have included easy drop-down menus for product searching and clear calls to action on every page to help visitors find their nearest Freefoam supplier. We have also added our most popular pages to the home page to allow visitors instant access.” Colin St John, commercial director added: “Having a strong online presence is fundamental to any business and this new site reflects our strength in the pvc building product sector. As manufacturers, we have developed this site to make it easy for visitors to start an online conversation with Freefoam.” www.freefoam.com


Building Products October 2017
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