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Refurb & Developer Update
Refurb & Developer Update - June 2017
Welcome to the June issue of Refurb & Developer Update. The publication that showcases some of the most exciting and innovative products, services & exhibitions within the building, design, landscaping, refurbishment and property development industry.
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Game Set and Match for Wimbledon Court No.1
Award winning innovators in light gauge steel, EOS Facades, were appointed to design and manufacture two walling structures to support a new open/close roofing solution for Court No.1 for Wimbledon Tennis & Croquet Club. The bespoke roofing system will provide protection for players and 26,500 spectators, minimising disruption and reducing potential loss of income during inclement weather.…
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– Curved glass rooflight is a world first –


Leading roof window manufacturer VELUX® has launched the world’s first curved glass rooflight for flat roofs. The VELUX curved glass rooflight features CurveTech, an innovative curve-shaped glass top that lets rainwater easily drain off the surface – even on completely flat roofs. That means daylight is able to shine through without raindrops getting in the way.…
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Taplanes Ltd.
Leading shower cubicle and bathroom pod manufacturer, Taplanes Ltd, provide pre-fabricated solutions to a variety of end users throughout the UK and Ireland. With a strong client base including Universities, Schools, Housing Associations and Hotels, Taplanes pre-formed shower enclosures overcome the inherent problems associated with conventional bathroom areas. Taplanes have provided solutions within the University sector for over 30 years, delivering significant long term benefits in terms of both product sustainability and longevity.…
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New Blowerproof Liquid set to transform air-tightness of buildings
Airtightness is a dominant factor affecting a building’s energy performance. It can be argued that airtightness is more important than insulation in terms of thermal performance. Even small gaps in doors and windows can cause significant heat loss and once a building is constructed, stemming unwanted air flow can prove difficult and expensive.…
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The benefits of full factory finishing of architectural timber, combined with the use of translucent coatings to bring out the lustre of natural wood, are ideally highlighted in the construction of a new-build fire and rescue station in Lymm, Cheshire.…
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What Do You Do Once the Water Recedes?
Whilst the winter of 2016/17 saw most homes escape any serious flood events, for some the arrival of storms such as Doris and Ewan has acted as a firm reminder of the very real threat posed by the seemingly increasingly disruptive UK weather. For some still the events of December 2015 are also a recent, and painful memory, as a result of the havoc that storms Desmond, Eva and Frank wreaked on over 16,000 residential homes in England.…
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Property Care Association
Call in the experts for structural waterproofing projects
Freeing up underground space – either through new build projects or refurbishment works – can transform homes, creating flexible living opportunities which make the most of the land available underfoot. However, such works can be particularly sensitive to failures due to poor…
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Aliva UK
Technical expertise strikes gold
When architects Sheppard Robson commissioned Aliva UK to develop an eye-catching, 3D-effect façade in expanded mesh, the development needed our intensive technical expertise. The brief for Grafton Street car park was to extend the existing car park and create a striking…
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SR Saftey
The UK Construction industry has improved substantially on its Safety record over the last few decades, but certain Health issues in the industry are under some scrutiny at the moment. Respiratory complaints such as COPD and occupational Asthma caused by exposure to harmful dusts, gases and vapours are often not immediately…
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