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Keeping Metnor's Subcontractors on Track

When space is tight and the delivery diary is timed to the minute, you really do have to keep control of materials supply. At Metnor Construction's Winn Studios project (396 - bed student accommodation) in Newcastle upon Tyne, the knock-on...

Keeping Metnor's Subcontractors on Track
Ceilings 

Witton Learning Centre, Blackburn

Witton City Learning Centre (WCLC), Blackburn, Lancashire has two teaching areas, the North and South suites, which were proving unpopular with the WCLC staff and students due to their noisy characteristics...

Wilton Learning Centre, Blackburn

Coordination, Not Luck, Brings the G Casino Project Together

When you take on a demanding project, you need a good team behind you. The installers at Mark One Interiors knew that they were up to the technical challenge of the feature ceilings at the G Casino in New Brighton in the Wirral...

Coordination, Not Luck, Brings the G Casino Project Together

Patience and Persistence Keeps Kier Warm in Jamaica

Customers come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own needs and challenges. On rare occasions, we even get customers in different time zones. That's when communication is itself a challenge...

Patience and Persistence Keeps Kier Warm in Jamaica
Drywall 

The Zero-Landfill Hospital Fit-Out

When Astins, the Crawley-based interior specialist, set themselves a challenge, they don't compromise. In the case of Peterborough's Edith Cavell Acute Hospital, they decide that nothing would go to landfill, and that their fit-out waste would be at the...

The Zero-Landfill Hospital Fit-Out

Liverpudlian Life Expressed in Sweeping Curves

Every so often a building comes along that's not just an architectual landmark, it's a cultural one too. When that building is on your home turf, it becomes a matter of professional pride to win the contract. That was how Liverpool's Cull Lining and Plastering felt when...

Liverpudlian Life Expressed in Sweeping Curves

Walsall College Wins Plaisterers' Award for Hobury

Completing big and complex projects to tight schedules is always a challenge. However hard you plan, something unexpected always crops up. At Walsall College, however, Horbury Building Systems came through with an even stronger reputation then before...

Walsall College Wins Plaisterers' Award for Horbury
Flooring 

Super-hard Landing at Dublin Airport

Airport terminal floors tend to take a pounding, which is why the screeding spec for Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 incuded a named lightweight concrete and strength of 35N. High Wycombe-based CSC Screeding knew they could lay a specific beating floor more cost effectively with other products...

 

Knopp Accelerators Keep Ordance Survey on Track

When Carlton Contracts took on the screeding project for the atrium of the new Ordance Survey building in Southampton, they knew timings would be tight. But they didn't know just how tight until the lead contractor, Kier, called in all the...

Screeding

Bradford University Attains BREEAM's Highest Ever Score

The Green at Bradford University is a one-in-a-million development. This student village achieved BREEAM's highest-ever rating of 95.05% and became the UK's first building project to be classed as 'outstanding' by BREEAM...

Bradford University Attains BREEAM's Highest Ever Score
Insulation 

College Warms to Multi-Foil Insulation

The College Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed needed a modern solution for a failed slate roofing system and in keeping with current Building Regulations' rule that where 25 per cent or more of a roof is to be renovated, the thermal performance of the installation needed to be upgraded too...

 

From Drawings to Delivery Schedule in Just two Weeks

Cannons Wharf is a superb riverside development at Tonbridge. It consists of six blocks containing 226 premium apartments. The apartments in the upper floors sit on a concrete podium deck which includes the ground-floor parking level...

From Drawings to Delivery Schedule in Just two Weeks

Insulation Fill Replaces Eight Weeks Labour in an Hour

The 60 bungalows being renovated in St Helens by Helena Partnerships stood on unstable ground. The original builder overcame the landscape problems by digging deep foundations and laying suspended timber floors over the voids. Now those rotten floors had to be replaced with insulated solid floors...

Insulation Fill Replaces Eight Weeks Labour in an Hour