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September 2018 Newsletter

Why no refurbishment or renovation is complete without ‘post-occupancy evaluation’

An inefficient and poorly designed building can lead to higher utility and maintenance costs for property owners, as well as negatively affecting users.

For example, poor air quality can lead to health issues and attracting/retaining talent can be complicated if the working environment does not support their productivity or happiness. Read more...

Chase Mobility - Quality of Access, Absolute Integration

Chase Mobility specialise in bespoke DDA lifts. We do not supply a range of standard products; rather they are designed in conjunction with the clients to give the desired finish. They can be integrated with the surroundings or be features in themselves.

All the lifts are based on strong scissor lift platforms that have an initial capacity in excess of the 500kg limit allowed in the standard BS6440. This allows the customer to inset the same flooring as the surroundings (for example marble or other stone) and then the lift capacity is adjusted accordingly. Read more...

Seamless surfaces achieved with Osmo UK

With the famous spring clean season amongst us, professional decorator, JGDecorator was contracted to renovate and refresh a composite oak kitchen worktop and shelving area in a family home.

Thanks to its hardwearing properties and aesthetically pleasing finish, Osmo UK Polyx®-Oil was the ideal choice to rejuvenate the high traffic surfaces. The kitchen has a classic countryside look to it, so the client requested a natural finish that wouldn’t distract from design of the room. Read more...

Helifix BIM Object Library Launched

Helifix has launched a BIM object library to support the industry’s transition to digital building modelling.

These Revit format BIM objects allow Helifix products to be easily incorporated into a 3D building model and its associated component database. Read more...

Masiero Lighting : Stunning Italian Lighting For Commercial Venues & Homes

1981 saw the emergence of a family run Italian lighting company known then as Emme Pi Light. This name was changed to Masiero in 2005 when the son of the company founders joined the growing organisation.

Based in Casale sul Sile near Treviso in northern Italy and currently serving private and corporate clients in 72 countries, Masiero are specialists in top-quality decorative lighting. Read more...

Kemper System Delivers Roof Refurbishment to Art Deco Gem

The roof of an occupied 1930s art deco municipal office building, situated in the busy town centre of Blackpool, Lancashire, required urgent repair.

The building was experiencing standing water on a largely zero falls roof with only four drainage outlets, meaning water had started to leak into the occupied offices below. Read more...

Wrightstyle supplies to new care home

Wrightstyle is shortly to supply advanced glazing systems to a £7.5 million state-of-the-art care home being built by Deeley Construction.

Wrightstyle will be installing fire-rated screens and doors at the Woodside Care Village, an inspirational new care home in Warwick which will provide care for 72 older people and people living with a dementia, due to open in 2019. Read more...

Clean Modern Lines and Protected Walls Achieved with Yeoman Shield

Macmillan Academy, eager to promote sustainability and design throughout the interior fabric of their building, have used Yeoman Shield wall protection products to help achieve their goal with the added benefit of helping to reduce future repair and redecoration costs.

Yeoman Shield’s FalmouthEx protection panels were installed on corridor walls of the Drama & Maths departments at 1250mm high with alternate sheets being turned to 2500mm high offering a decorative yet functional scheme that is modern, clean and attractive to the eye. Read more...

Applications Engineering Ltd – Pressure, Flow, Temperature and Level Switches Supplier

Dual port Fire Sprinkler Valve Set

Applications Engineering Ltd have developed an innovative, compact and affordable fire sprinkler valve set that covers all the requirements of a modern domestic and residential property fire sprinkler system and offers the following benefits and features: Read more...

Grade II listed building met restrictive planning requirements and aesthetics with Aluminium Rainwater System

Danbury Palace is a private country estate which has been transformed into 45 luxury houses and apartments in 8.5 acres of landscaped gardens only 5 miles from Chelmsford station.

As part of the re-development, the Coach House was converted into six mews houses, retaining the historic feel of the estate on the outside, but encompassing all the contemporary and modern finishes that many homeowners aspire to. Read more...

Modern Plan Insulation Limited

MPI are a contracting company specialising in all aspects of Sprayed & Injected Polyurethane foams as well as high performance coatings, often used in conjunction with P.U. foam insulation.

Systems are available with a range of physical properties, predominantly closed cell rigid spray foams are used which are inherently waterproof. Systems are available with Class 1 & Class 0 fire ratings, as well as BBA Certification. Read more...

Renovating skills, tools and knowledge at UK Construction Week

Stagnant property prices, the UK’s economic uncertainty and worries about the risk of increasing interest rates are reportedly causing home owners to stay put, driving a rise in the renovation market.

But with public scrutiny now also on home energy efficiency, fire safety and building security, it is essential that refurbishment architects, builders and specialist trades professionals rejuvenate their own knowledge to stay competitive. Read more...

Flooring in the spotlight

This is where flooring in all its forms is given the starring role. The show is widely recognised as the UK’s National Flooring Event, and this year marks its 56th edition.

The show delivers a great overview of what’s new, who’s new and some great networking opportunities across the industry – from contractors and fitters, to flooring retailers and interior designers. Read more...

Women in Construction – the critical solution to a skills shortage

The drive to encourage and retain women in construction roles is a critical solution to the skills shortage and a topic of enormous importance to the industry at large.

One only has to consider the 300,000 new homes that are to be built each year, and the need for more than a million extra workers by 2020, to realise the enormity of the challenges ahead. Read more...

Priestley Construction completes £1million renovation of Grade II listed Leeds building

Work has been completed on the £1millon restoration of a Grade II listed building in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Priestley Construction, the Leeds-based contractor which specialises in the refurbishment of historic buildings, has transformed Hanover House, the previous head office of Blacks Solicitors LLP, into ten luxurious apartments. Read more...

Refurb Renovation News

Issue 33

Refurb Renovation News is the UK's leading product magazine designed as a useful tool for professional specifiers and buyers who are involved within the restoration, renovation and conservation of commercial & domestic buildings throughout the U.K. The magazine features latest news, regulations and product information on a variety of topics.

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