Hilson Moran strengthens its acoustics expertise with new senior appointment @HilsonMoran

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Hilson Moran has appointed a new associate consultant, Laurence Evans, to its acoustics team. Laurence will lead the acoustics team in the Farnborough office, working alongside Jon Willmott, who directs the acoustics team nationally from its Manchester office.

Permeable Driveways are no longer just an option @NewDrivewayCo

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After 10 years of confusion over Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), 2015 saw an amendment in the Flood and Water Management Act of 2010 requiring the implementation of sustainable drainage systems in all major developments of 10 dwellings or more. That means on all new building and home improvement projects, the responsibility of ensuring a sustainable drainage system lies with the planning authorities, designers and developers.

Armstrong and Nevill Long team up to celebrate 55 years @ArmstrongCeilin

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The ceiling systems manufacturer and distributor mark their 55th anniversary.

Over half a century ago Nevill Long took delivery of its first shipment from America of mineral tiles from the Armstrong Cork Company (now Armstrong Ceiling Solutions). They were transported on barges from docks on the Thames to the interior systems specialist’s warehouse in Southall.

LEISURE ACCESSIBILITY EXTENDED

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Accessibility to Midlands leisure is being taken to new heights with the opening of a further two assisted, accessible toilet facilities in Leicester. The city is now perhaps the most accessible in the UK in terms of the toilet facilities- known as Changing Places: it has 15 in the city with a further seven across the county, in venues ranging from community centres to major new developments such as the city’s new Haymarket Bus Station.

ENGINEERING EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE

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Tata Technologies’ new European headquarters is supporting excellence in diverse levels, helped by British engineering.

Built by BAM Construction, the £20m building at Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa will house Tata Technologies’ engineering services focused on research & development into emerging technologies for automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery.  Designed by architects Webb Gray, the 63,000 sq ft office has been designed to deliver a BREEAM excellent rating.

A key element of that energy efficiency is the ventilation; as a result, internal airflow throughout is controlled via Gilberts’ linear slot diffusers and extract valves; integrated into the facade are, Gilberts’ external louvres.

WEDGING A DOOR OPEN FOR LOCAL YOUNGSTERS @wedgegalv ‏

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A Willenhall company is celebrating after its investment in the health, wellbeing and skills of young people across the region saw it play a fundamental role in the opening of a dedicated facility.

BE Wedge Holdings, the holding company of Wedge Group Galvanizing which has 14 plants across the UK, donated £100,000 towards the construction of The Way, which in its first year had over 4,500 young people registered from across the region. The investment has played a key role in providing youngsters with opportunities, a safe place to socialise, and access to support and guidance.

RANGE ROOFING SEES RED!

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Leading north-west roofing contractor Range Roofing is seeing red with its latest project- a new hotel at Emirates Old Trafford.

The £12million, 150-bedroomed, five storey four star hotel at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club is being made weathertight with some 1000m2 of mechanically-fixed Protan SE1.6mm single ply membrane, in red, to reflect the corporate colours of the Club.

Smoked Select Grade UV Oiled Oak Flooring

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Over the years, we have worked with contractors, architects, fitters and interior designers to continually grow our range of wood flooring.

Today we have one of the largest ranges of engineered wooden flooring on the UK market, with almost 150 different styles to choose from. Using timber from well-managed forests, only the best and oldest wood is selected, allowing younger trees to prosper for future use.

Keyline’s Longest Day Golf Challenge raises £2,000 for charity @KeylineBM

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A team of golfers from Keyline, and one of its suppliers Wavin, took part in a Longest Day Golf Challenge on Wednesday 21st June raising a fantastic £2,000 for Keyline’s chosen charity Prostate Cancer UK and also Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Keyline team was made up of Mitch Harris, Marc Turner, Maurice Joy and Carl Hollowell, and Stuart Pluck, Nick Welsh, Sean Hayes and Chris Jones represented Wavin.