James Jones picks EGGER Protect for latest processing plant

structural flooring at its new secondary process- ing and treatment facility at Hangingshaw, near Lockerbie. The 20,000 square metre building is the size


of three football pitches, and the centrepiece of a recently completed £17 million development designed to increase the company’s production of fencing products. These include incised posts that have grown rapidly in popularity since James Jones launched them in 2013. “This is a less-common application of EGGER

Protect which is usually used in housebuilding,” said Alan White, Director of Sales for EGGER Building Products. “A market-leading structural flooring panel, Protect is made from our P5 flooring-grade chipboard with a durable, anti-slip, moisture-resistant surface layer. “This surface layer is applied to both the top and underside of the board, resulting in a product that offers protection from moisture penetration, not just during construction but for the life of the floor. Specifying EGGER Protect for this application also brings Health & Safety benefits, with the

Don’t play with fire W

e all await the inevitable changes to legislation and good practice, following Dame Judith Hackitt’s

independent review of risk critical building products such as fire doors and fire door assemblies and how this will shape future product specification. Understandably anticipation has resulted in

concern amongst specifiers and stake holders as they try to evaluate their current practices and identify potential weaknesses. After all the specification of fire doors is a very serious matter and as we all know can have far reaching consequences if wrong decisions are made. It is little wonder therefore, that for specifiers using Vicaima products, any feeling of anxiety and apprehension regarding past, current and future use of fire doors is not an issue; providing of course that they have been correctly installed. In addition to doors, Vicaima also manufacture a range of door kit solutions via our Easi-Fit and Portaro brands. These products include a full scope of performance characteristics for current and future industry specifications, namely: • Fire Tested to BS 476 Part 22 and BS EN 1634-1:2014

• Secure by Design approved products

• Acoustic performance, both inherent and additional as required

• FD30 to FD90 rated, with fire and smoke solutions

• Durability with DD171 and EN 1192 severe duty rating

• Mobility provision via glazing and dimen- sional flexibility

• Environmentally sound (all products are FSC Certified)

• Long life with a 10 Year Guarantee As specialist fire door manufacturers Vicaima

go beyond simple compliance to provide ultimate peace of mind. Vicaima uses fully solid cores and a traditional stile and rail perimeter to enable reliable fixing of ironmongery. After all sometimes it is what you cannot see that makes the difference. One of the recommendations outlined within

the Independent Review, is the need for third party accreditation. Here Vicaima adhere to not one but two nationally recognised bodies to verify the performance of products, namely BWF-Certifire and BM TRADA Q-Mark. In each case traceability is assured with the use of tamper evident labels and plastic plugs to provide clear understanding of fire rating and of course origin of manufacture. You or indeed

Traceability: Top edge of a Vicaima Fire Door

Leading sawmiller and timber processor, James Jones & Sons Ltd, specified EGGER Protect for durable, non-slip

textured surface offering market-leading anti-slip characteristics as well as being hard-wearing and robust. When used with EGGER D4 Joint and Joist Adhesive as part of the EGGER Advanced Flooring System it also carries a unique lifetime guarantee. James Jones technical manager, Tobbe

Sandberg, added: “The 18 acre Hangingshaw development is a strategic investment for the company. This new facility is designed to enhance our position as of the UK’s biggest suppliers of sawn timber products including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood and heavy sections. “The secondary processing facility is central

to the production and storage of our fencing products and we were looking for a structural flooring board that not only had the technical properties we needed but an appearance that enhanced the look of our showpiece building. “We have installed EGGER Protect flooring on all of the high-level walkways and access platforms around the advanced production machines. It is durable, easy to install and keep clean and is not slippery even with moisture or sawdust on it. And, importantly, it also looks good!”

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future custodians of fitted fire doors will be left in no doubt simply by looking at the top edge of any Vicaima fire door, where clear identifica- tion including a detailed inkjet stamp enables Vicaima to establish complete control of our products throughout their lifecycle.

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