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Zink CLADDING & SHEETING 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk The finishing touch BES 6001 for Kingspan Insulated Panels Proteus gets its teeth into the façade Main contractor at Lewisham Southwark College was Balfour Beatty and the Proteus 046 MAY 2017 RCIMAG.COM Kingspan Insulated Panels’ continual commitment to responsible business practises has been recognised with the achievement of BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification. Developed by BRE Global, the standard provides an exacting framework of issues manufacturers must address to ensure responsible sourcing of construction materials. This includes organisational governance and supply chain management, in addition to environmental and social elements. All wall and roof panels manufactured at Kingspan Insulated Panel’s Holywell and Sherburn manufacturing facilities have been certified to BES 6001 ‘Very Good’, with particular success in the Greenhouse Gas and Resource Use categories of the scoring table. This provides clear assurance that the products are constructed from raw materials which meet the highest levels of responsible sourcing practice. Additionally, the BES 6001 certification means that the Kingspan Insulated Panel products can also contribute towards the award of credits within BREEAM assessments. Phil Smith, managing director at Kingspan Insulated Panels, commented on the achievement: “It is becoming increasingly important for businesses to be able to demonstrate responsible practise in all aspects of their work. We are immensely proud to see our products meet the BES 6001 standard and, using the feedback from the process, we are looking forward to further developing our approach.” www.kingspanpanels.co.uk Alumasc Skyline was recently chosen by contractors Tetraclad to design and supply bespoke soffits and fascia for the assisted living complex Greenfields in Leighton Buzzard. The development is made up of 82 one and two bedroomed apartments, designed for over 55s. The apartments are finished to a high standard and are available on a rental or shared ownership basis, with extra care assistance available for those who need it. Alumasc Skyline designed, manufactured and supplied tailored soffit and fascia products for the entrance hall and a circular feature at the back of the building. Matt Swaffer, contracts manager at Tetraclad, explained: “I’ve worked with Alumasc Skyline before and I know they can produce a bespoke solution from design to delivery. We needed fascia and soffits for the curved structure which wouldn’t be available off-the-shelf. So we called Skyline’s technical sales manager Ivan Colvil to provide a suitable solution. It’s always best to go to the experts!” Ivan visited the site and drew up the plans for a fascia and soffit system for the entrance, both for the front and rear of the building. He said: “The challenge was to design a system to the customer’s requirements, which were to fit the curved outline of the entrance hall. Once the drawings were completed and the product manufactured, I visited the site to advise on installation and help with any queries. The job was finished within six weeks, from first site visit to delivery.” Alumasc Skyline is part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), the first joined up brand in the industry to provide an overall water management solution, from rain to drain. AWMS also includes Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer Building Drainage and Gatic Civil Drainage. www.alumascwms.co.uk Copper Stainless A Proteus façade solution, including saw-tooth cladding, has transformed Lewisham Southwark College Waterloo Campus into an awardwinning masterpiece. Showcasing the façade is a combination of new Proteus GL Back Painted Glass and Proteus HR Rimex Stainless Steel Cladding in Granex M1A. Lewisham Southwark College (Phase 1) was announced winner of the AJ Retrofit Awards – Higher Education category and shortlisted in the RICS ‘Design Through Innovation’ Awards. Proteus GL and Proteus HR were specified by Richard Hopkinson Architects in collaboration with Platform 5 Architects for the entrance surround, rear elevation and stair well cladding on the £40m redevelopment project. The Proteus cladding now announces a new point of arrival at what was an existing 2,795m² rundown college building. Whilst outwardly transforming the college, the Proteus cladding also gives a nod to the innovative and vibrant learning spaces inside. This is achieved by a striking sawtooth façade design on the larger, cladding was installed by DCP rear elevation that utilizes a combination of the Proteus HR Rimex stainless steel cladding and Proteus GL back painted glass in RAL 9010. Proteus GL accentuates the saw tooth design on the return face of each saw tooth by embellishing the subtly muted tones characteristic of the highly polished, reflective glass surface. Further intrigue to the saw tooth design was added by a glass fin cantilevering off the SIPs panel on the nosing of each crank. Proteus worked with the design team at Platform 5 Architects and the fin manufacturer to ensure that all the separate elements integrated during installation. www.proteusfacades.com The most comprehensive digital website containing all the latest news, views and technical information from within our industry. Visit www.rcimag.co.uk • Over 12,000 page views per month • Latest industry news • Blogs • Jobs • Latest product news • Technical articles VARIOUS ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Part of the Unity Media group of publications 01732 748059 www.rcimag.co.uk www.unity-media.com


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