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Bespoke garage doors for Specialist Projects

Bespoke garage doors for Specialist Projects Rundum Meir design and produce a range of bespoke garage doors, perfect for residential and commercial properties of distinction. With unprecedented design options, their garage doors are completely bespoke and can be made to suit most openings. Door options include the side sliding Rundum Original, side sliding sectional, overhead sectional and one off one piece […] The post Bespoke garage doors for Specialist Projects appeared first on...

Bespoke garage doors for Specialist Projects

Rundum Meir design and produce a range of bespoke garage doors, perfect for residential and commercial properties of distinction. With unprecedented design options, their garage doors are completely bespoke and can be made to suit most openings.

Door options include the side sliding Rundum Original, side sliding sectional, overhead sectional and one off one piece up and over garage doors for specialist projects. All doors are hand-made, built using the finest materials including a variety of hand selected timbers, aluminium in any RAL colour or other specialised finishes, alloys and can include glass exteriors.

Bespoke garage doors for Specialist Projects

Combining stunning aesthetic properties fused with German engineering, Rundum Meir’s range of luxury garage doors complement many architectural styles, ranging from heritage Grade II listed buildings right through to modern, contemporary curved exteriors as well as interior solutions.

With many years’ experience Rundum Meir’s team work in consultation with architects, designers and clients to integrate Rundum Meir garage doors into various project requirements. Whether it is a new build or renovation project, their dedicated team works closely with architects, specifiers and other design professionals to integrate their hand-made garage doors seamlessly into project requirements.

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Specific Specialist Projects which feature Rundum Meir’s garage doors have included garage doors on award winning projects in Cambridge called Accordia and Abode, as well as numerous one off residential projects such as Downley House. The Accordia and Abode housing development is a collection of houses and apartments blending urban living with aspirational spaces that won the RIBA Stirling Prize. The lead is usually taken by architects’ design requirements and ideas which Rundum Meir try and realise.

Downley House is an extraordinary residential development nestled deep within rural Hampshire. Combining modern designs with period-like influences, it features a striking concave solid oak sliding garage door. The oak blends seamless with the surrounding stone and wooden materials that feature on the building. Despite the weight of the solid oak door curtain specialised door automation allows the door to open reliably and safely throughout the changing seasons.

Sliding Garage Door

Specific Specialist Projects which feature Rundum Meir’s garage doors have included garage doors on award winning projects in Cambridge called Accordia and Abode, as well as numerous one off residential projects such as Downley House. The Accordia and Abode housing development is a collection of houses and apartments blending urban living with aspirational spaces that won the RIBA Stirling Prize. The lead is usually taken by architects’ design requirements and ideas which Rundum Meir try and realise.

Downley House is an extraordinary residential development nestled deep within rural Hampshire. Combining modern designs with period-like influences, it features a striking concave solid oak sliding garage door. The oak blends seamless with the surrounding stone and wooden materials that feature on the building. Despite the weight of the solid oak door curtain specialised door automation allows the door to open reliably and safely throughout the changing seasons.

Other Specialist Projects include a 4 side sliding garage doors that follows the perimeter of a circular garage, as well as alloy / copper garage door.

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Rundum Meir garage doors are installed to conform to all relevant safety standards giving architects, developers and end users confidence.

For further information on Rundum Meir bespoke garage doors please contact them on Tel: 0151 280 6626, or email info@rundum.co.uk or visit them online: www.rundum.co.uk

 

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Kirsty Hammond



KeeLine fall protection at 90 Hills Road

KeeLine fall protection at 90 Hills Road Continual Handsfree Protection KeeLine horizontal life line and Mobile Man Anchor systems at the newly refurbished 90 Hills Road, Cambridge allow safe access to the roof areas for general maintenance purposes. Situated in the heart of Cambridge’s business district, 90 Hills Road underwent an extensive refurbishment by Morgan Sindall. The property was designed by BCR Architects and project […] The post KeeLine fall protection at 90 Hills Road...

KeeLine fall protection at 90 Hills Road

Continual Handsfree Protection

KeeLine horizontal life line and Mobile Man Anchor systems at the newly refurbished 90 Hills Road, Cambridge allow safe access to the roof areas for general maintenance purposes.

Situated in the heart of Cambridge’s business district, 90 Hills Road underwent an extensive refurbishment by Morgan Sindall. The property was designed by BCR Architects and project managed by Parsons Brinckerhoff on behalf of Freshwater and comprises over 9,000 sq ft of modern office space over 3 floors.

We installed the KeeLine life line and Mobile Man Anchor systems on the lower ground floor roof and the high level second floor roof which features a roof terrace with spectacular views of Cambridge University’s Botanic Gardens.

The KeeLine horizontal life lines provide a virtually invisible fall protection solution for those working on the roof. The systems are designed as a continual handsfree system which allows operatives to work safely on the roof without having to detach from the fall protection system. The Mobile Man Anchors provide short term safety for areas of the roofs which cannot be reached using the KeeLine systems.

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Kirsty Hammond



Safer solar battery installation with Easi-Dec

Safer solar battery installation with Easi-Dec Though many solar panels installed on roofs around the UK currently deliver collected energy straight into the National Grid, more and more homeowners are investing in solar batteries and inverters, to save the energy collected for themselves and decrease their reliance on the Grid. Batteries allow storage of energy collected via solar panels and inverters […] The post Safer solar battery installation with Easi-Dec appeared first on Specifier...

Safer solar battery installation with Easi-Dec

Though many solar panels installed on roofs around the UK currently deliver collected energy straight into the National Grid, more and more homeowners are investing in solar batteries and inverters, to save the energy collected for themselves and decrease their reliance on the Grid.

Batteries allow storage of energy collected via solar panels and inverters convert this energy to AC electricity to be used anywhere in the home. As these are usually stored in the loft, beneath the panels themselves, they can bring up a host of safety and access issues during installation and maintenance.

As part of our safe access solutions range, we offer the Joist Safety Matting system, which allows safe movement across the joists of the loft, reducing the risk of breaking and falling through your customer’s ceiling whilst carrying out any works.

Designed originally for laying insulation, the Joist Safety Matting makes installing solar batteries, inverters and other systems simple, straightforward and most importantly, safe.

Made from hollow aluminium slats which roll up into a tight bundle, the mats are available for both 400mm and 600mm joist centres and in 1m lengths that can be joined if required.

The undersides of the slats are covered in heavy duty rubber to prevent accidental cable damage and the top side has anti-slip strips fitted. A base frame is also available to allow access across the joists.

The Joist Matting is not just for solar installers either, the system can be used for a variety of loft-based tasks, and could be useful for plumbers, electricians or even digital engineers. Easi-Dec’s aim is to ensure everyone can work safely and efficiently, whatever the job.

If you are interested in our Joist Safety Matting, give us a call on 01767 691812, or use our online contact form to find out more.

https://easi-dec.co.uk/

 

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Kirsty Hammond



Boxpark bid to revive Brighton beachfront

Boxpark bid to revive Brighton beachfront Brighton based retail and leisure development specialists bid to return Madeira Terrace to former glory Boxpark today reveal plans to revive Brighton’s iconic Madeira Terrace into an internationally renowned retail-and-leisure-as-entertainment destination. Plans have been submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council and demonstrate Boxpark’s desire to secure a 12 month exclusivity period to explore design, […] The post Boxpark bid to revive...

Boxpark bid to revive Brighton beachfront

Brighton based retail and leisure development specialists bid to return Madeira Terrace to former glory

Boxpark today reveal plans to revive Brighton’s iconic Madeira Terrace into an internationally renowned retail-and-leisure-as-entertainment destination. Plans have been submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council and demonstrate Boxpark’s desire to secure a 12 month exclusivity period to explore design, funding and management opportunities for the regeneration project which will see the area become an international class beachfront development.

The project aims to revive the crumbling Victorian arches, and create a world class retail and leisure development, incorporating a new premium hotel operator. The development would see the arches augmented with a new building and urban green spaces that would aim to substantially increase commercial performance in the area by creating hundreds of jobs and encouraging international tourism to Brighton and Hove.

Boxpark

Brighton and Hove resident and Boxpark founder, Roger Wade, developed the plans alongside Project Creator Paul Nicholson from Brighton founded Chalk Architecture, with a goal of restoring Madeira Terrace to its previous grandeur, retaining the magnificent arch structures whilst substantially increasing the commercial performance of the area and food and beverage offering for locals and visitors alike.

Wade commented; “As a Brighton and Hove resident, I’m passionate about the regeneration our of outstanding sea-front. Madeira Terrace is the embodiment of the Victorian grandeur that saw Brighton become the UK’s favourite seaside destination. Our proposal aims to redevelop this much loved area to create a year round retail and leisure destination to be enjoyed by local residents and visitors to the coast alike. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to work with Brighton & Hove City Council, local stakeholders and businesses and our development partners over the next 12 months to explore how we bring the Boxpark concept to Brighton, whilst retaining the architecture and heritage that our seafront is synonymous with.”

Paul Williams, Development Investment Advisor, Morgan Williams said: “Boxpark’s innovative and refreshing approach to the retail and leisure sectors will be a perfect match for this potentially iconic development. The development team assembled combines local sensitivity with international expertise. I have absolute confidence that we will secure strong investor interest from a wide range of UK institutions, property companies and international investors including sovereign wealth funds, many of whom may normally be constrained to investing in London.”

Paul Nicholson, Director, Chalk Architects said: “Further to developing a concept to save the Madeira Arches in 2015, we have had an ongoing constructive engagement with the local community about our ideas via our social media. In response to significant public interest the scheme has evolved over time into a dynamic proposal of new & enhanced public space wrapping around leisure, hospitality and commercial office use. Working with the Boxpark team has transformed the scheme into an exceptionally exciting prospect.”

Scott Marshall, Regeneration Advisor, Marshall Regen said: “The regeneration of Madeira Terrace is a key priority for the City Council and by working in partnership with Boxpark, its sustainable future can be realised.  Boxpark are committed to engaging with stakeholders including local businesses, Brighton Marathon, Yellowave, Sea Lanes and the Concord to maximise the project’s economic, social and visitor economy growth potential.”

Boxpark is a Brighton based retail and leisure development company specialising in creating unique entertainment spaces. Currently located in Shoreditch and Croydon, Boxpark is set to open its latest site in Wembley Park in late 2018.

https://www.boxpark.co.uk/

 

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Kirsty Hammond



First look at new SAP 10 methodology

First look at new SAP 10 methodology BRE has published the updated SAP 10 methodology, giving a first glimpse into the changes set to be included in the next update of SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure), the Government’s recommended system for measuring the energy rating of new residential dwellings. The industry is now busy reviewing the methodology to understand the changes and establish what it […] The post First look at new SAP 10 methodology appeared first on Specifier Review -...

First look at new SAP 10 methodology

BRE has published the updated SAP 10 methodology, giving a first glimpse into the changes set to be included in the next update of SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure), the Government’s recommended system for measuring the energy rating of new residential dwellings.

The industry is now busy reviewing the methodology to understand the changes and establish what it means for the specification of key services such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).

Heat pumps are amongst the products set to benefit from the update, with an increased benefit in specifying electric heating solutions too, says Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, which includes the Dimplex (heating), Xpelair (air) and Redring (water) brands, as well as the new Zeroth Energy System.

Architects can also expect to see a reduction in the impact of Solar PV and Gas Combined Heat & Power systems, whilst changes in the “distribution loss factor” will require designers to rethink heat networks.

Zero carbon targets

Mark Deeney from Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation, said:

“Using the draft document and our initial evaluation on the SAP 10 methodology, we have pulled through what we understand the key changes affecting HVAC specification to be. We are aware of the governments zero carbon targets and this is really visible in the technologies which will seem to perform well under the new and updated SAP 10.

“Heat pumps are a key part of the government’s plan to achieving these targets and their highly efficient, low carbon benefits have put them in a highly specifiable position under the new methodology, with significant reductions to the carbon emission factor of electricity and increased options for flow temperature selection.

“The move towards low carbon technologies will see a natural decline in more carbon intensive energy sources, like gas, and an increase of heat pump specifications.

“With a variety of heat pumps available to the market, there will be a product to meet every requirement and now is the time to begin adopting this technology, which is already in popular use across large parts of Europe.”

Electricity carbon factor

Elsewhere, the new electricity carbon factor of 0.233, a reduction of 45% compared to the SAP 2012 figure, sees an increased benefit in specifying electric heating solutions.

Mark Deeney adds: “Combined with a revised Primary Energy Factor for electricity of 1.738, this marks a substantial shift in the technologies which will be most attractive for new buildings, once brought into play.

“Alongside heat pump systems, electric heating will also benefit, offering a less expensive HVAC solution. In SAP 2012, electric panel heaters combined with a hot water heat pump was an already attractive solution in gaining compliance. This will only increase under the new methodology.”

SAP 10

Other changes

The new carbon figure and primary energy factor for electricity will see a reduction in the impact of technologies like Solar PV or Gas CHP systems, which are specified for their ability to reduce the carbon associated with electricity.

Deeney continues: “Modern requirements have led to an increase in the demand of community heating networks. Traditional community heating technologies will not favour as well under the new SAP 10 methodology, due to changes in the “distribution loss factor”.

“In SAP 2012 designers were able to use 1.05 as a default, but now this changes to 1.5. This factor increases the heating and hot water energy consumption of the dwelling by 42% to account for heat lost into corridors from the communal piping network.

“The new SAP 10 will therefore require designers to think differently, so we will begin to see the benefits of low temperature networks using alternate fuels, such as the Zeroth Energy System using heat pumps as the central plant.”

The SAP 10 update will now be available for those in the industry to provide comment on and is not likely to become legally enforceable in the imminent future. It will also not be complete until the Building Regulations have been updated later this year.

Deeney concludes: “The methodology gives us a feel of where the Government is trying to steer HVAC specification and we have now set our Specifications team to decipher these new changes and what they mean for the industry in more detail.”

www.bregroup.com/sap/sap10/

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Kirsty Hammond



Kee Systems provides a rooftop safety solution for country house hotel

Kee Systems provides a rooftop safety solution for country house hotel Kee Systems has provided Down Hall Country House Hotel in Essex, with a flexible and effective safety solution to enable routine roof maintenance to be carried out safely. Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, the venue has enhanced its leisure facilities by opening Eden Spa […] The post Kee Systems provides a rooftop safety solution for country house...

Kee Systems provides a rooftop safety solution for country house hotel

Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, the venue has enhanced its leisure facilities by opening Eden Spa treatment rooms as part of £2.5 million investment. The engineers on this refurbishment project required a safe rooftop working area for the installation of new air conditioning units. By having these units located on the roof, maintenance teams will be regularly accessing the area, therefore it was important to have a permanent solution. Understanding the requirements for safety, and not wanting to disrupt the look and feel of the hotel by having a system on show, Kee Systems supplied and installed a combination of KeeGuard and KeeGuard Foldshield systems. KeeGuard Foldshield offers the flexibility to be folded down when work is not taking place.

KeeGuard

“The aesthetics of the hotel building were obviously an important consideration on this project,” explains Down Hall Maintenance Manager, Bob Parker. “We were adamant that we wanted to minimise the impact of unsightly barriers when work was not being carried out on the roof.  We were impressed by the flexibility of the Kee Systems products, particularly the KeeGuard Foldshield system which allows it to be folded down when not in use.  While this was important for us, safety was always the key requirement on this project and we are pleased that we can now send our maintenance teams up to the roof, without any worry that their safety is at risk. We have complete confidence in the KeeGuard products.

Compatible with a range of roof membranes, including concrete, asphalt, PVC membrane and felt, KeeGuard offers a free-standing roof edge protection system capable of keeping workers on the roof safe without endangering the roof membrane itself. Employing a proven counterweight system, KeeGuard combines a non-slip secure base with galvanised fittings and tube arranged in a modular configuration. Its modular structure means that the KeeGuard system can be disassembled and moved if required for maintenance tasks, whilst sections can be added to or taken down for reconfiguration elsewhere. In addition, the system can be installed using only a standard hex key to lock the fittings securely into place, thereby eliminating the risks associated with ‘hot works’ as no welding, threading or bolting are required on site.

KeeGuard Foldshield utilises a hinged version of the standard KeeGuard system to solve the important issue of it being undesirable to have railings permanently visible on the roofline of a building. On top of all of the flexibility of the standard system, being able to accommodate changes in direction, continuous runs, corners and fixed ends, KeeGuard Foldshield affords additional versatility. The KeeGuard Foldshield guardrail can easily be lifted into place when work is in progress, before being rapidly folded back down when finished. The system can also be installed in 6m sections with ‘D’ returns to further enable it to be folded quickly and simply.

https://keesystems.com/

 

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