Kemperol protects Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building

Part of Liverpool’s UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City, the Grade I listed Royal Liver Building is one of the city’s ‘Three Graces’ and an iconic waterfront landmark. The building’s imposing façades are crowned by a cupola in each corner, each forming the roof of a feature boardroom office below. The huge clock towers either side of the building…

Read More

Offices of Distinction

  Falling within the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington, Sloane Street is internationally recognised as one of London’s best addresses, famed for its luxury stores, chic shopping and rarefied property market. Under the stewardship of the Cadogan Estate, Charles “Sloane” 1st Earl Cadogan, sold a development lease to architect and builder Henry Holland. Holland laid out the street plan…

Read More

capFIX – a guaranteed solution to de-bonding issues

Gemini Adhesives has launched a unique solution to the common problem of capping or skirting de-bonding issues. A brand of Gemini Adhesives, capFIX is a proven system which has the benefit of a full written adhesion guarantee. It is particularly suitable for facilities that require a safe, germ-free environment such as hospitals, nursing homes or surgeries. De-bonding of capping or…

Read More

Leading Foundation Trust chooses Yorkon off-site solution

  Frimley Park Hospital chose a Yorkon off-site building solution from the Portakabin Group for a new 34-bed emergency care ward to help address the increased pressure on health services particularly during peak periods. The two-storey ward building which provides beds for critical and elderly care was handed over after just four months on site. The use of off-site construction…

Read More

Johnstone’s Helps Restore Georgian Property

The heritage qualities of Johnstone’s Trade’s Flat Matt coupled with Johnstone’s colour expertise have been instrumental in the refurbishment of an 18th century property in Yorkshire. Fenay Lodge, a Grade II Listed home on the outskirts of Huddersfield, had been left damaged after a serious roof leak, which required a comprehensive redecoration of its hall, stairs and landing. In order…

Read More

Portakabin Group wins Best Employer at Apprenticeship Awards

The Portakabin Group, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has won the Large Employer of the Year category at the York Apprenticeship Awards. These awards celebrate employers’ outstanding commitment to apprenticeships and demonstrate the real benefits the scheme can bring both to young people and to businesses. In addition to the corporate award, Jordan Bean, a Portakabin Engineering Manufacturing Apprentice,…

Read More

Ecophon acoustic ceilings go completely green

Ecophon has converted its entire range of acoustic solutions to a plant-based binder, taking 24,000 barrels of crude oil out of the production per annum and reducing emissions accordingly. By using the new plant-based binder across their product families Ecophon is now also able to introduce guaranteed recycling of all products manufactured from 3rd generation glasswool.  “Our ambition is to…

Read More

Midroc chose VIVIX® facade panels for high rise project in Malmö

Contractor Midroc chose VIVIX® exterior façade panels to clad the outside of the residential building Bohus, in Malmö, Sweden. Altogether nearly 3000 square meters of the lightweight and impact-resistant facade material was fitted It is in central Malmö that the municipal housing company MKB together with Midroc Project Management have just completed a tower block consisting of 54 apartments. It’s…

Read More

Guide to gutter maintenance

By Mark de Rozarieux, managing director of HD Sharman Provisional Met Office figures released at the beginning of January showed that 2014 was the UK’s fourth wettest year since records began in 1910. Furthermore, five of the UK’s six wettest years have occurred since 2000. Gutters are hostile environments, not only managing rainfall of increasing volume and intensity, but also…

Read More