The Building Envelope

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West Hampstead property

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems deliver the Comar 9P.i High Performance Window, Door and Framing System.

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Icopal guide reveals roofing’s hidden fire risks

Flat roofing specialist Icopal, a BMI Group company, has produced a six-page guide that explains the fire risks of flat roofing and how to mitigate them. Recent years have seen a string of serious fires, such as the £60m Kelsey Academy incident in 2016, which have occurred because roofing contractors weren’t aware of flammable elements on the roof.

TorchSafeTM Detailing, Guidance Document for Reinforced Bitumen Waterproofing sets out when roofing membranes can be torch applied, and when they can’t. It also underlines the responsibilities of all those involved to ensure that a roof installation is safe.

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BMI pitches up with a new flat roof training facility

Following the completion of a new BMI Icopal flat roofing training area, and the refurbishment of the existing BMI Redland pitched training facility, the BMI National Training Centre is now able to offer contractors, developers, merchants and students an extensive range of both pitched and flat roof courses at the one location. This makes BMI the only UK roofing manufacturer able to offer training in both disciplines and on one site.

Located in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, the National Training Centre boasts possibly the most comprehensive training resource in the country. The pitched roof area comprises a variety of rigs including: a gable-to-gable rig, life-size hip and valley rig, life-size monopitch with top edge abutment rig, and a plain tile detail rig for full system installation. These are complemented by a variety of mobile rigs outside.

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New website showcases The Window Company (Contracts) expertise

Just weeks after it became an LHC Appointed Company for the first time, The Window Company (Contracts) has launched a brand new website showcasing its extensive expertise in commercial window and door installation.

Packed with impressive case studies showing PVC-U, aluminium and timber installations in everything from social housing to education, healthcare, conservation and new build, the website shows the scope and scale of the Chelmsford based business and focuses on what makes it stand out in a highly competitive market.

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Glass act for high rise refurbishment project

The first tower block to be built in Paisley, West Scotland, is to undergo partial refurbishment, using ultra lightweight external cladding from Chromatics Glass Ltd.

George Court was built in 1959 and has been one of the most popular high rise blocks managed by Renfrewshire Council.  The 15-storey, 40 metre high building, comprising 56 flats is a brick-based structure that underwent major refurbishment in the late 1990s, when external balconies were incorporated into interior space, external cladding was applied, new windows installed and a low-pitched roof added.