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ESG Helps Give Estee Lauder The Beauty Treatment

Over the years ESG has used its skill in glass processing to turn the designs of high profile architects and companies into the glass at the heart of many spectacular modern work spaces.
One such company was MCM Architecture who won the Best Workspace Interior Award at the World Interiors News Award 2016, for the design of the relocation space of The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland to One Fitzroy.
ESG had the pleasure of producing the glass on the dramatic statement staircase, linking the ten floors together. Architectural fabricators Robert Stevens and Sons did an amazing job of installing the staircase and glass, turning MCM’s vision into reality The staircase creates a ‘dedicated entrance to the training suites from the building reception, offering a glamorous welcome to the many visiting Beauty Advisors attending training’, writes worldarchitecturenews.com.
MCM wanted to create a head office that ‘works like an office, but does not look, or feel like an office’ and with clever design features and by using glass products we feel that they went above and beyond the brief. The judges said the project had ‘lovely detailing, and generally a very strong design ethos throughout.’


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New VEKA Imagine door lifts expectations

Debuted at the FIT Show 2017, VEKA Group’s brand new Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is the latest addition to its luxurious, innovative and technically advanced Imagine suite of doors.
Designed to ‘let nature into your living space’, the system can incorporate between two and four sashes; any and all of which can be configured to ‘lift and slide’ depending on the user’s requirements. And, thanks to its safe and secure construction – utilising extra large steel reinforcements within the profile – the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is strong enough to easily handle both residential and commercial applications.
That’s not to say that the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is intended only for wider openings. Its easy-to-operate sliding sashes are as effortless to use in small doorways as they are across large frontages opening onto lawns, patios or terraces for example.
The Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is available in a range of finishes (19 colours and woodgrains from VEKA’s Variations colour collection) across all installation options. Aluminium covers can be specified in those finishes too, further increasing the system’s versatility as part of a broader design scheme. The same flexibility applies to hardware, with products from all major manufacturers catered for.


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Now a product that can MATCH your vision

Too often, new interior products offer restricted choice and scope, asking interior designers and specifiers to compromise on their vision with restricted decorative patterns and potential applications.  However MATCH decorative panels from Vicaima present a completely new scenario. 
MATCH is a revolutionary decorative panel that uses innovative technology and advanced production processes to create tailor-made graphic solutions directly onto veneered and other base layers. With the ability to re-create natural materials like stone, textile, metal or unique surfaces.  In this way a collection of décor  elements can be brought together to create synergy to a theme or chosen style, such as wall panels, door surrounds, feature bedheads, lobby displays and numerous furniture elements, untethering creative flair and removing the boundaries to realising unique concepts.
Depending upon the desired application, Vicaima MATCH is available in a selection of panel types with differing physical and mechanical properties, appropriate to their desired performance and covered by EN standards. These include plywood, MDF with improved resistance to fire or moisture, among others. Choice of Surface finish is also flexible, with everything from dull matt to mirror like gloss. The combination between the composition of the product and the advanced manufacturing technology used with the surface materials, allows Vicaima to achieve unparalleled results. This is perhaps particularly illustrated in the use of surfaces utilizing natural veneers, where the product is able to reproduce original and unique designs to spectacular effect.


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Why Hydrogen Rich Water In Your Home?

Over the last few hundred years, hydrogen gas has demonstrated a therapeutic effect on over 150 human diseases, as well as enhanced health and wellbeing. As revolutionary as this may be, what exactly is hydrogen? Furthermore, why should hydrogen be included in your water?
Hydrogen is colourless, odorless, tasteless and non-metallic. It is the lightest and simplest element in our known universe, expressed as the symbol ‘H’.
It is comprised of just a single electron and proton. Under regular conditions it exists primarily as molecular hydrogen (H2 gas). In this form, hydrogen has been shown to exert an extensive range of therapeutic effects.
When H2 gas is present in water it is referred to as Hydrogen-enriched water and is simply conventional water (H2O) that contains dissolved hydrogen gas (H2). For example, there are carbonated soft drinks such as sodas and sparkling waters that contain dissolved carbon dioxide gas (CO2). In contrast water that contains dissolved hydrogen gas, is the best bet for a longer, healthier life.
Footnote: * Aquatiere does not recommend those types of beverages for improving health.


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Mr Slim R32 Models Bring Advanced Benefits At The Same Price

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new range of air conditioning units utilising the new refrigerant R32 which will be available at the same price as the equivalent R410A units. The R32 Mr Slim Power Inverter split type models are the second product range in the company’s UK line-up to utilise R32 refrigerant – which has a low global warming potential (GWP).
In March 2014, the European Parliament passed the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation legislation with the key objective of reducing F-Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030. The overall intention is to cut the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high GWP. The F-Gas Regulations will have a major impact on the air conditioning sector and any option for the next generation of refrigerant gas must be able to meet the demands of this stringent legislation in reducing the environmental impact of HFCs.
R32 has a GWP of 675 compared to R410A refrigerant which has a GWP of 2,088 and Dickinson sees this as an important reason why the market is expected to move quickly to the new refrigerant: “Not only will this help businesses demonstrate what they are doing to help the environment, the use of R32 also allows the Mr Slim units to offer increased efficiency compared to equivalent R410A models.” The range includes ten outdoor units offering single-phase and 3-phase options, with a capacity range from 3.5 to 14kW. 25 individual indoor units are also available as ceiling cassettes, ceiling concealed ducted, wall-mounted and ceiling suspended models.


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BIMobject is now the portal of choice for Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. Armstrong Ceilings' BIM files are now available in 12 languages.

BIM objects for the Armstrong Ceiling Solutions range in Europe, the Middle East and Africa are now available for specifiers, designers, BIM managers and contractors to download in multiple languages on BIMobject.com.
The worldwide manufacturer has re-launched its BIM offer through the global portal www.bimobject.com to reflect its truly international reach.
The Armstrong Ceilings EMEA files are available to download in two of the most popular software formats used in Europe - ArchiCAD and Revit.
Within these BIM objects detailed product specification and information text and links to Armstrong product datasheets are available in 12 different languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish and Russian.
These BIM files cover almost 300 individual items within 29 product lines including the Cradle to Cradle® certified Perla and Ultima+ ranges and the ever-popular Dune range.
Video guides showing how to access Armstrong BIM objects can be viewed via U tube on the following links - Revit ; ArchiCAD


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A Burning Passion For Fire

The German premium manufacturer of firing technology Spartherm proudly presents an exclusive range of bioethanol fireplaces branded ebios-fire® which are now also made available for the discerning customer in Great Britain. Made And Tested In Germany - In order to provide an optimum of customer service, the expansive range of ebios-fire® models comprises both standard and made to measure built-in fireplace models in almost any thinkable layout.
Great versatility, product safety and outstanding German quality are key values at Spartherm's production facilities where all ebios-fire® models are originally designed, crafted and tested by passionate, skilled craftsmen. Test certificates issued by TÜV Germany further underline the outstanding safety of ebios-fire® bioethanol fires, which feature a wide choice of manual and automatic bioethanol burners.
Versatility Is Key - The ebios-fire® range of products is available in a vast variety of finishes meeting the requirements of architects and interior designers on an international level.


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An elegant glass fireplace to rival the starry sky

The stylish Tower indoor glass fireplace in the ebios-fire designer range by SPARTHERM, one of Germany and Europe’s leading manufacturers of modern fireplaces, provides an all-round view of the leaping flames. At the same time, the unit produces fantastic light effects that are reflected all around, magically creating a starry sky in the living room.
This elegant glass and stainless steel pillar of fire is operated with bioethanol. Unlike a conventional fireplace which is permanently installed, a bioethanol fireplace is mobile. Standing approximately 150 cm tall and about 45 cm in diameter, the unit is available in Black, Terra and White.
It also scores top for safety, because all SPARTHERM units are equipped with a patented bioethanol burner and a non-combustible ceramic mat. The combustion technology produces warm, yellow flames and there is an integral burn-back preventer. Furthermore, the two tanks are housed inside the body, well below the stainless steel burner. A small electric pump delivers the bioethanol to the burner and the flame height can be controlled from the convenience of the sofa via a remote control.


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Aquatiere Launches New Website With A Special Page For Architects

Aquatiere is a supplier of domestic and commercial water filters and water treatment units. Aquatiere blends its own patented filter media with traditional filter medias to produce the best possible filtered water in the UK.
Aquatiere’s redeveloped website includes a page tailored for architects where a hand picked selection of products for architect specifications is displayed.
To make specification as easy as possible, content is arranged into a specific format following architectural advice. The product image is followed by concise text about the products and their features together with installation diagrams and specifications.
Then, so that you can easily add the content to your own specifications, all the product information is available for download in PDF or MS word format for easy attachment or copy and paste into your document.


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Neaco supplies balustrade for major hospital project

Neaco have supplied a major balustrade specification at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new multi-million pound hospital wing.
The wing was designed by Bowman Riley as part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s investment on improving patient care in its hospitals over the next five years. Stairwells, ramps, bridges and void areas feature Neaco’s  Spectrum powder coated aluminium balustrade with a variety of infills appropriate to their location, including vertical rails, midrails, glass and perforated mesh.
Partner contractor BAM Construct built the wing housing two new modern spacious wards to accommodate Paediatric Services which will transform children’s services and future-proof against the known population increase for this age group. The development also includes a new elderly care ward and a state-of-the-art intensive care unit with increased single room provision.
The wards are linked across the front with an atrium entrance, improving access to all wards and departments to the rear of the BRI site. The main entrance at the front of the BRI has undergone a major overhaul with a new reception area which houses a new Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and Bereavement Centre. The refurbished entrance  also provides new shops, a coffee bar and a restaurant.


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Roofing contractor keeping quiet about the advantages of magply

A Colchester based roofing contractor has been using Magply Recovery boards as part of a high specification build up, which provided its operatives with a relatively quiet as well as safe means of carrying out re-roofing works to school classrooms during lesson times.
While much maintenance work around school and college campuses has to be scheduled for the long summer holidays, the pressure this puts on the re-roofing works means some operations have to carry on during term time, as long as noise and disruption are kept to an absolute minimum. As a result, instead of scabbling smooth the old covering of asphalt and chippings on the Bishops Stortford buildings, RT Roofing proposed to simply sweep away any loose material and then begin the over-roofing with a layer of 6mm thick Magply, bonded down in hot bitumen. This then offered a sound flat surface on which to install a Langley built-up felt system.
As its contract at the Herts and Essex High School has progressed, RT Roofing Services has laid some 600m² plus of 6mm thick, 1200mm x 1200mm Magply boards.
As a high performance, multi-functional overlay board, Magply is manufactured from an MgO formulation. The board has been tested in the UK and carries a Euroclass A1 Non-Combustible Fire Rating. Magply boards are robust, easy to use on site and provide an environmentally friendly alternative to other conventional overlay products. Crucially, Magply carries internationally recognised accreditations confirming the boards’ ability to deliver fire resistance and insulation under test conditions.


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