50 STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS New Pro-Tek™ WPC engineered vinyl flooring

PRO-TEK™WPC - the next generation engineered vinyl floor – has launched in the UK. Developed to meet the demands of the commercial and residen- tial sectors, PRO-TEK™ WPC features the latest technology and offers superior performance, ease of installation and low maintenance, as well as

reduced lifecycle costs and eco-benefits. Five collections offer a total of 40 designs, in wood and tile effects, with matching four-sided bevelled edges and a complete range of matching WPC vinyl-wrapped accessories. The new waterproof WPC engineered vinyl floor is a phthalate-free wood plastic composition design with a robust construction, measuring 7mm to 8.5mm in thickness and comprising seven individual layers. RAG features record recommendation numbers

The 2019 edition of F. Ball’s industry-acclaimed recommended adhesives guide (RAG) now includes a record number of adhesive recommendations for over 6000 branded floorcoverings from over 200 leading international manufacturers. Every adhesive recommendation is stringently tested and must be endorsed by each individual floorcovering manufacturer before it can be included in the RAG. Available on the F. Ball website (where it is constantly updated throughout the

year), or as a free app via the Apple and Google app stores, the RAG is also available as a printed A5 booklet.

01538 361633 The go-to site for flooring fanatics

All Things Flooring is a quirky, new, online hub for B2B decision makers, currently attracting a lot of interest in the world of flooring. The lively, interactive site is the one-stop-shop for flooring advice, news, ideas and inspiration from industry leaders across the globe. Managed by Flowcrete, All

Things Flooring features a range of engaging and informative posts, such as ‘Five Questions With...’ a monthly, interactive post that shares the knowledge and industry expertise built up by members of Flowcrete’s team over many years in the resin flooring industry. McAvoy unveils prototype built entirely offsite

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has unveiled a prototype house at its factory in Lisburn to demonstrate the potential of its new modular housing solution and latest innovations for the residential sector. Designed and

engineered by McAvoy in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast and Todd Architects, the prototype house has been manufactured and fitted out entirely offsite to showcase a number of new innovations in offsite housing. It is now available for viewing by developers and housing providers at the Group’s Lisburn site.

028 8774 0372 Stunning beach development fit to fight the elements

used in order to create a durable solution for the roof and balconies, able to resist the difficult coastal weather conditions. While the beach setting provides the


36-property development with a spectacular backdrop, it also presented many challenges due to problematic climate. With the roof and balconies needing to guarantee a long-lasting result, Sika Sarnafil and Sika Liquid Plastics systems were specified for the job, working together seamlessly to create the desired result for the project. Progressive Systems, a leading roofing

contractor in the south west, was tasked with carrying out the installation. Having worked with Sika before, they suggested Sika Sarnafil single ply membrane for the roof, as the adapt- ability of the material would be durable enough to resist the elements, with a look to equal the prestigious coastline location. Wind uplift calculations were provided by

Sika Sarnafil to the contractors, which suggested the product be mechanically fixed to ensure the roof was able to resist the formidable weather. With a combination of Sarnafil’s S327 18 EL Lead Grey single ply membrane, plus


he Dunes, a stunning new beachfront development in Perranporth, Cornwall, has seen a combination of Sika products

The Dunes development in Perranporth now has a durable and long-term solution thanks to innovative Sika Liquid Plastics and Sika Sarnafil products.

Sarnavap vapour control and SarnaTherm insulation, the outcome was a robust roof that met the requirements of the project. For the balconies, a Sika Liquid Plastics

system was suggested to provide a complete watertight solution. With the installation handled by Western Flat Roofing, a Sika Liquid Plastic’s Quality Assured (QA) contractor, they chose to use Sikalastic 625 grey (PU), cold applied system with self-adhesive on a tapered insulation scheme, creating seamless and durable waterproofing on the balconies. The project and its location presented many

opportunities to problem solve for both contractors and Sika. When installing Sarnafil’s single ply membrane health and safety was top

of the agenda – in fact, the disruption caused by strong winds even resulted in aborted site visits on occasion. On the balconies, the installation of three-ton hot tubs meant the insulation scheme had to be designed to allow water flow around the fixed structure, while complying with the correct U-value and withstanding the weight. However, regular visits from Sika’s Field Technicians meant queries were handled directly and quickly resulting in a successful installation and securing a 20-year guarantee for all Sika products used. Alistair Speirs, Area Technical Manager at Sika

said: “This build presented many challenges because of its positioning on the coastline and the difficult weather. However, the combination of Sika products along with the expertise of both the contractors and our technicians involved in the installation, meant the project was completed on time and within budget. We are all thrilled with the result in terms of the durability and the stunning aesthetic.” The coastal conditions will be no match for

the resilient solutions created by Sika, expertly installed across the roof and balconies to keep the residents of The Dunes warm and dry for many years to come.

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