Schöck meets both thermal and acoustic insulation challenges

Baden-Baden hotel is no exception, with its 130 spacious rooms and an award-winning design interior. The hotel is part of an L-shaped reinforced concrete frame building containing fourteen apartments and a medical centre. It is brick faced, finished with a white plaster and has an extremely high building envelope insulation performance. Schöck had to meet two Important insulation considerations. The prevention of thermal bridging and impact sound. With thermal bridging local heat loss or heat gain are major factors and condensation can also form, causing condensation, which may result in mould growth. The second insulation requirement involved acoustic comfort for guests, where the prevention of impact sound on the stairways was critical. Although these are unrelated insulation challenges, Schöck was able to bring its expertise to both.


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to the reinforced concrete slab; and where the reinforced concrete balconies connect to the concrete frame. The Schöck Isokorb for concrete-to-steel was used for the roof connections and the Isokorb for concrete-to- concrete in the reinforced concrete balconies. A medical centre and an apartment block

are in the same complex – with adjacent stairs in that part of the hotel. So it was crucial to negate any possible impact sound travelling into the guest rooms. Although best known for thermal insulation, Schöck has also developed an innovative solution for minimising impact sound on stairs. Called Tronsole, this fully integrated system fits both straight and winding staircases. The system separates the stairs completely from the landing, achieving a performance level far in advance of the requirements currently demanded here in the UK.

The risk of thermal bridging is at the points where the cantilever steel roof girders connect

RCM adds Abet Laminati to their portfolio

RCM, the complete through wall solutions supplier is delighted to announce the addition of Abet Laminati MEG HPL facade to its already impressive portfolio. Robust, compact and long-lasting, MEG – Material Exterior Grade building facade by Abet Laminati is specifically designed for outdoor applications. This versatile and durable range is made up of a rigid core combined with a decorative surface consisting of weather-resistant thermosetting resins. The high pressure laminate (HPL) is often used as rainscreen cladding, as well as on balconies. Having the BBA Agrément certificate makes MEG an ideal choice for architects and with 58 colours, 31 woodgrains, five concrete and metal effect finishes the possibilities are huge. The new agreement between RCM and Abet Laminati to supply MEG facades follows RCM celebrating a most promising start to the year with ever increasing orders in their facade ranges. “As a company we have been going from strength to strength and it is a great achievement that we are able to bolster our facade range by adding the unique and versatile Abet Laminati MEG cladding range.” said Ian Quinton, Managing Director of RCM.

0800 612 4662 Reduce the demand for cooling curved glass roof, using its TESSTM

Guthrie Douglas, the innovator in blind systems, has used its technical expertise to produce an exceptional solar shading solution for the Kong Bar in Paris. Guthrie Douglas designed and manufactured 18 bespoke external blinds for the 100 sq m system for strength, versatility and

wind resistance. This was combined with Serge Ferrari’s Soltis fabric to provide the optimum balance of transparency and heat reflection. The result was a dramatic cut in solar heat gain and glare, which significantly reduced the need for air conditioning.

01926 310850 TTA Awards night – a great success

At the annual TTA Awards the tiling industry rolled out the red carpet in style to celebrate the top achievers in our sector. Kyran Bracken MBE was host for the first time. TTA would once again like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, who are a credit to the industry. This year there was a record number of

Gold sponsors. They were Banks & Lloyd, Jackoboard, Mapei, Norcros Adhesives, Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd., Tilemaster Adhesives, Topps Tiles, Trimline Group, UltraTileFix, Walls and Floors, Warmup.

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