Armstrong Ceilings Ultima+ Range

Armstrong Ceilings Ultima+ Range

Armstrong Ceilings’ new-look tile range is the Ultimate The next-generation Ultima+ range of mineral tiles and planks now features an even brighter whiter smoother surface, with 87% light reflectance to help achieve 16% cost savings compared with indirect lighting*. Durability, as well as aesthetics, is also enhanced with fully-painted edges, while the addition of a re-engineered MicroLook 90 edge detail enables a better fit and improved visual finish when used with standard or designer grids….

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Metsec – Fire Safety in Construction – Setting the agenda

Metsec – Fire Safety in Construction – Setting the agenda

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials that have been fire tested or assessed and the options available to the industry. Fire safety is high on the agenda for all of us in the construction industry – and rightly so. Construction News recently reported that the number of tenders for fire safety work issued by the public sector has soared 56 per cent in…

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CCF’s Third Party Accreditation Lunch and Learn

CCF’s Third Party Accreditation Lunch and Learn

Following on from an Industry Expert Round Table event in December 2017, On Thursday 12th April we hosted our first Lunch & Learn event in Central London, on the topic of Passive Fire Protection and Third Party Accreditation. The aim of the Lunch & Learn event was to engage with customers and to offer advice on the importance of Third Party Accreditation, with support from key suppliers; Rockwool, Promat and Tradeline alongside representation from the…

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Rockfon Guest Blog – Grid Release

Rockfon Guest Blog – Grid Release

New grids, acoustic wall solutions and helpful installation videos from Rockfon With our three new developments, we can provide you with more help and choice when it comes to specifying acoustic ceilings and wall panels. The ultimate matt white grid New Matt White 11 is our whitest grid. By diffusing light, its subtle textured surface helps drastically reduce reflections that are traditionally found with metal surfaces, helping to eliminate the contrast between the ceiling tile and…

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NEW weberend protect provides hydrophobic coating for buildings

NEW weberend protect provides hydrophobic coating for buildings

Weberend protect by Saint-Gobain Weber is the perfect solution for invisibly protecting external renders and other building substrates from water and liquid ingress. This hydrophobic coating prevents absorption of most types of surface contamination including water, oil and graffiti and reduces the risk of algae, moss, lichen and mould. Easily applied by roller, brush or spray, this protective coating keeps the building exterior clean and dry, providing a long lasting protection against the elements while…

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ROCKWOOL® Fire Protection: Resistance Vs Reaction

ROCKWOOL® Fire Protection: Resistance Vs Reaction

Rob Wakefield, Technical Manager – Fire Protection at ROCKWOOL®, discusses the difference between the reaction to fire and the resistance to fire. Specifiers need to give careful consideration to the potential fire risk in buildings, with particular emphasis put on compartmentation to allow safe evacuation, reduce the risk of fire spread within the building and to enable access for fire fighters. To be able to achieve this, it is important to understand the difference between…

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Case Study: Rockfon ceiling solutions for work, rest and play

Case Study: Rockfon ceiling solutions for work, rest and play

Weaponness Park in Scarborough, a former brownfield site, has been transformed into a £15million development comprising an improved community leisure centre, a new stadium for Scarborough Athletic Football Club (bringing the club back to the town), a University Technical College and a satellite campus for Coventry University. Willmott Dixon were appointed by Scarborough Borough Council under Scape Group’s Major Works framework to deliver all three projects. The new facilities have helped revitalise this area of…

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Guest Blog British Gypsum – Acoustic Ceilings Range

Guest Blog British Gypsum – Acoustic Ceilings Range

British Gypsum acoustic ceilings range combines aesthetic design with performance and unique fire resistant properties. The Gyptone, Gyprex, Rigitone and Eurocoustic ranges offer enhanced acoustic, moisture and impact resistant performance with acoustic performance levels up to Class A sound absorption. Gyprex Vinyl faced, wipe-clean tile ideal for use in commercial ceiling applications 100% recyclable gypsum core Wipe-clean vinyl surface Antibacterial grade available High level of light reflectance and resistance to staining   Gyptone Perforated gypsum…

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Guest Blog Ecophon – Ceilings and Walls

Guest Blog Ecophon – Ceilings and Walls

Ecophon is an international market leader in the design and manufacture of acoustic ceiling and wall panel solutions. Part of the global Saint-Gobain Group, Ecophon provides innovative solutions to meet functional, aesthetic and value needs in a sustainable manner. ECOPHON® Focus™ Ecophon Focus™ offers different edge details Comprehensive range of sizes Level changes and installation options Available in a wide range of sizes and lengths Can be ordered in different standard and special NCS colours…

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Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

When project ANEMOI, an initiative led by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to replace accommodation at the top of three mountains in the Falkland Islands, needed the right technical expertise, product availability and swift delivery service – they turned to Rexel UK Ltd and leading building products distributor CCF to get the job done with military precision. To get started, representatives from the MOD visited CCF Peterborough and outlined the building requirements. This included a…

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