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‘LOST’ VENUE FOUND A WAY TO BECOME ACCESSIBLE…

One of the UK’s most popular botanical gardens is the latest venue aided by Closomat to deliver enhanced accessibility to visitors.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has now opened its Changing Places assisted accessible toilet facility, supplied and installed by Closomat, the UK’s leading provider of such disabled toilets. It means that anyone who needs help, be it from people or equipment, can visit the Gardens knowing there are appropriate facilities.

“We want to make Heligan as accessible as possible, and hopefully lead by example, so there was never a decision to be made as to whether we would install a Changing Places. The nature of Heligan, with its geography and historic buildings, means there are elements that we will always struggle to make accessible, but we could do this,” explained Sian Heason, Heligan Visitor Services Manager. “Closomat was recommended by other companies in the region that have already provided Changing Places: the service from its team was excellent in helping deliver a great facility for our disabled visitors.”

The Music Box MSCP

Multi-storey car park, Hayes, Middlesex, England

Architects: Studio Egret West

Music history brought to life with RMIG ImagePerf

The Fab Four sang ”Baby, you can drive my car…” , and they would probably love to drive it into the multi-storey car park in Hayes, England, where a facade created from RMIG ImagePerf brings to life the famous photo of screaming fans at a Beatles concert.

Over 1,000 perforated sheets were manufactured and supplied by RMIG for the project. The technology used for RMIG ImagePerf made it possible for this iconic photograph to be reproduced using various hole sizes. The sheets were subsequently powder coated, making them weather resistant and ensuring that this amazing image will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Do you need guidance on specifying ‘green’?

Government bodies now recognise that specifying ‘green’ is good news for healthy cities, improving air quality, reducing the heat island effect, improving biodiversity for pollinators, improving the health and well-being of city dwellers – the list is long and positive.  Specifying ‘green’ into both interior and exterior projects is essential to support increased urbanisation and to improve urban resilience to extreme climate pressures. ‘Green’ comes in many forms – living walls, green walls, green hoardings, green roofs, trees and great landscapes – Scotscape provides all of these services.

RINNAI’S EYE-CATCHING RUGBY LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP – FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturing suppliers of commercial hot water heating systems, Rinnai has solidified sponsorships with similarly industry competitive partners, including the Super League Club, the Widnes Vikings.  Striking a more novel tone, Rinnai’s name appears on the backside of players shorts.

“Rinnai is a worldwide brand name in its field and has taken some major global sponsorships – including the Queensland Reds, The World Club World Cup event held January this year in Tokyo, the World Ice Skating Championships and the US Nascar competition held in Daytona, Las Vegas and other major American venues.

I DO, I DO, I DO – BRIO ON THE BEACH IN DEVON

Brio – the UK’s leading supplier of folding door hardware – has made a big contribution to an architecturally adventurous and historic site in Ilfracombe, north Devon, UK – a purpose-built wedding venue. A series of four tunnels were originally carved out of the solid cliffs in the 1820s – this gave access to the coves and beaches – and tidal pools for seawater swimming. This was known and still is as Tunnel Beaches. Now the site includes Devon Beach Weddings which can cater for 160 guests and is set on the beautiful, coastal landscape.

Delivering a solution as individual as your business

With over 55 years’ experience, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) provides a wide variety of businesses with a quality range of single and multi-service FM contracts. From its multiple headquarters throughout the country (including its UK base in Tadworth) the company provides these unique and exceptional services to customers across 5,500 sites around the country.

The family owned business was set up in 1962 by founder Trevor Cripps and has since grown substantially, securing their status as one of the nation’s leading privately-owned facilities management companies.

ARTS APPRECIATION OPEN TO ALL

Scotland’s first purpose-built Arts Centre is continuing its pioneering tradition by becoming the first such venue in the region to open its doors fully to people with disabilities, and their carers.

Macrobert Arts Centre, at the heart of University of Stirling, has opened a Changing Places toilet, supplied and installed by Closomat. It is believed to be the first Arts Centre in Scotland to have such a facility.

Simple yet effective heating solutions with Consort Claudgen

Consort Claudgen’s SL wireless control heating system is an ideal heating system for domestic and commercial premises such as homes, student accommodation, hotels, modular buildings and offices. It provides building owners or operators a variety of heating control options through four different wireless controllers, which are designed with functionalities aimed at restricting excessive energy consumption and improving heating efficiency. The SLPB, SLVT, SLVTB and SLTI wireless controllers have easy-to-use control buttons, can set comfort and setback temperature settings and can be connected to one or multiple SL heaters in a room or area, including low surface temperature heaters.

DR SCHUTZ PU SEALER – MAKING LONGER LASTING FLOORING

Dr. Schutz, the German floor care company, offers PU Sealer, an innovative solution that quickly and easily transforms tired, damaged or old floors, at a fraction of the time and cost of an entire floor replacement.  

As well as renovating any floor with a fresh and lasting finish, PU Sealer offers added protection for flooring areas prone to high traffic, including sports halls, offices, hospitals, shopping centres and schools. Such areas with a heavily foot volume tend to wear very quickly when they don’t have a hard wearing product applied. Not only can this cost money, but it can be a time consuming issue to fix.  By applying the PU-Sealer, flooring can be kept in a great condition for many years.

Bathroom Audio Mirror

The bathroom audio mirror is a high quality heated mirror  with  LED  lighting.  It has crystal clear DAB/FM radio with inbuilt stereo speakers.

Audio

As well as the DAB/FM radio, the bathroom audio mirror also includes Bluetooth™ connectivity, ensuring compatibility with many audio sources – play your iPhone, iPad, Android etc. There are also options for aux in and out.

METHVEN

Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has won a bathroom contract for an £18 million hotel expansion in Northern Ireland. Ten Square Hotel on Donegall Square in Belfast began a major £18m expansion and refurbishment in late 2015, including the creation of a further 55 bedrooms in the former Lancashire House building during 2016.

BRIO PUTS A CURVE IN IT

Brio architectural hardware made an adventurous curved door project a reality for an innovative wedding venue in north Devon.

Tunnels Beaches is a network of hand carved tunnels leading to sheltered beaches and a tidal Victorian bathing pool at Ilfracombe, the location of a breath-taking beach front wedding venue operated by Devon Beach Weddings. The bespoke building curving out of the rock means there are no concerns about the UK weather and whatever turn it takes it is all visible through curved bi-folding glazed doors – whether opened or closed.

ENGEL’S ‘GALAXY’ WORKWEAR HAS UNIVERSAL APPEAL

FE Engel, the Danish company which is recognised as one of the World’s leading manufacturers of comfortable and practical workwear includes the ‘Galaxy’ range amongst its collection.

One of the company’s best-selling brands, ‘Galaxy’ offers a comprehensive selection of smart and functional clothing with the emphasis as much on style and fit as on being protective and hardwearing; the trousers are narrower than normal, the jackets slim-cut and all garments are available in a choice of three colour combinations giving wearers a pride in their appearance and a professional image.

Industry support rolls in for dhf initiative, ‘Gate Safety Week’

Dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) initiative, ‘Gate Safety Week’, which started yesterday has received an unprecedented level of support from leading UK organisations.  The campaign, which started in 2014 and is now in its fourth year, is an all-year round crusade and culminates in a week of activity from 9th – 15th October, with the objective to raise awareness about the dangers of unsafe gates, as well as how to spot a potentially dangerous gate and report it.  This year’s campaign has focused on automated gate safety within the school environment. 

TC Security Services retain Top 2% position three years in a row

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have once again been placed in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme in the UK.  This is the third year in succession, TC Security Services has achieved this accolade. The 4-day visit by the Auditors involved full scrutiny of the TC Security Services operation visiting both the Head Quarters and satellite offices along with a mix of varied customers.