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elZinc Slate Advance - Coast Bournemouth
This group of seafront apartments on the site of the former Bournemouth International Hotel is perched right on the cliff side. The modern aesthetic of white render and glazed balconies is offset with crisp elZinc zinc cladding supplied by SIG Zinc & Copper and installed by the specialist clad...
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elZinc Rainbow Red - Adelaide Convention Centre
The Adelaide Convention Centre ACC celebrated 30 years in operation in 2017 with the opening of the last phase of its expansion, the East Building, designed by architects Woods Bagot. The building is faceted like rocks and clad in elZinc® Rainbow Red to reflect the South Australian landscape.
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IKO Armourplan PVC - Iconic Bristol landmark takes shape
Modern materials were employed in the quest to recreate part of Bristol’s heritage. SIG Design & Technology supplied IKO’s Armourplan PSG single ply membrane because it fitted the bill perfectly as the roof covering was ideal for replicating the original seamed lead roof.
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FDT Rhenofol CG - The Warrens Medical Centre
A Rhenofol CG sedum green roof helped secure a silver Green Apple sustainability award for a West Wirral healthcare development, which also won the LRSA Design Award 2012. Built on greenbelt , the Warren Medical Centre was designed by BRP architects of Market Harborough. SIG Design & Technolog...
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NedZink NOVA - Imperial Tobacco
The versatility of zinc is clear at Imperial Tobacco’s Bristol HQ, where it moves from roof to facade to become a smart coat that will withstand all weather.
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NedZink NOVA Shingles - Amphibious House
One of the most innovative private houses to be completed recently in the UK is this amphibious house, featured twice on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. We spoke to Robert Barker of Baca Architects about how the project came about, and why they chose to use zinc shingles to clad it.
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NedZink NOVA - Northbrook College
A bold addition to Northbrook College’s West Durrington campus has provided new facilities for students and staff and improved the visibility of the college in the local community. The new Learning Resource Centre forms the social heart of the redesigned campus, with its new entrance, three-st...
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NedZink NOVA - Bolton College STEM Centre
Bolton College has opened the doors of a brand new state-of-the-art STEM Centre to provide support for learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The STEM Centre features a futuristic angled façade to Deane Road, which forms a distinctive corner to the campus. This feature is arti...
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KME Tecu Patina - The Grove Hotel
As part of the hotel’s ongoing development the client decided in 2014 to create the Cedar Suite, an oval copper-clad structure that would act as a stand-alone wedding and events space for the hotel with its own unique quality and relationship to the garden.
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elZinc Rainbow Gold Protect - The Alchemist
A new gem has taken its place in the architectural playground that is Salford Quays in Manchester. Between the towers of MediaCityUK and Michael Wilford’s The Lowry, sits a small but perfectly formed gold parcel – a new home for The Alchemist, an innovative cocktail bar and restaurant.
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elZinc Slate Rhomboid Shingles - Vita Student Newcastle
This is Vita Student Newcastle, a new development of 259 high quality student accommodation studios on Westgate Road in Newcastle town centre. Architects and interior designers Fuse worked with Historic England and the city’s planning and design officers to develop a façade that is unashamedly...
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SIGnature Torch On System - Layfield School
Not long after completion, the Foundation Stage and Children’s Centre building at Layfield Primary School in Yarm started leaking. Water ran down internal walls and damp patches spread across ceilings. Fortunately, the problem has now been solved with the help of SIG Design & Technology, whi...
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SIGnature Torch On System - St John's School
SIG Design & Technology used their know how and professional expertise to secure the government’s Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) for roof repairs to a 1740m2 project at St John’s School, Bishop Auckland. The school had previously been successful in accessing a lottery grant to refurbish t...
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FDT Rhepanol fk PIB Copper Here in Spirit - Guildford Crematorium Case Study
When Guildford Crematorium was targeted by thieves in 2011 and completely stripped of its long strip standing seam roof, the City Council considered the options for a facility that didn't have 24-hour security. Instead they opted for Rhepanol fk roofing membrane finished with its copper roof p...
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FDT Rhepanol fk PIB Garnet Chapel Case Study
An architectural gem clad in a CorTen steel façade, this tiny chapel above the Ziller Valley intentionally contrasts with its natural surroundings. To provide weather protection, Rhepanol fk PIB membrane was installed behind the steel sheets, chosen for its outstanding stability and durability...
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Hydrostop AH-25 Liquid Waterproofing - cool customer
When a Vue Cinema on the outskirts of Doncaster needed a section of the asphalt flat roof refurbished as part of extension and maintenance works, a zero odour solution was required that would allow the building to stay open to the public throughout installation. A liquid waterproofing product ...
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Hydrostop AH-25 liquid roofing offers fast track solution at Gatwick Diamond “Blue-Light” offices
Hydrostop AH-25 liquid roofing was chosen as a better alternative to built-up roofing for installation to a new build Surrey County Council office development. The Hydrostop AH-25 system was applied over a concrete substrate with a bituminous vapour control layer with Eurodeck liquid roofing b...
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Hydrostop AH25 Liquid Waterproofing - Why use a liquid on balcony waterproofing?
Rising up from its Thames-side site at Pimlico at the meeting of Millbank and Vauxhall Bridge, River Walk is an elegant new development of 116 high specification apartments with 170 crescent-shaped balconies, all of which need to be carefully waterproofed. Specialist roofing contractor Knight ...
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Hydrostop AH-25 Liquid Roofing - Sacred Heart Primary School
Hydrostop AH-25 product was chosen to refurbish 450m2 of roof at the Sacred Heart Primary School in the Bridgeton area of Glasgow. Areas of the roof had been leaking, leading to considerable water damage and disruption to some classrooms. The priority for the roof works was to procure a waterp...
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IKO PermaTEC Hot Melt - seven schools share robust roofing systems
SIG Design & Technology and SIG Insulation are working with the Interserve Kajima consortium on a batch of seven secondary school projects to deliver a value-engineered, robust roofing solution. At Stopsley High School there are two roofs installed by Briggs Amasco in an approximate 16 week pr...
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IKO PermaTEC hot melt - roofing at a groundscaping scale at 5 Broadgate
When Make Architects needed a waterproofing solution for their latest project in the City of London they turned to IKO PermaTEC hot melt. Waterproofing such an expansive and complex roof has its particular challenges and required robust and reliable detailing. The choice of waterproofing was t...
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IKO Armourplan - Reducing costs and risk on school roofing project
As competition for schools construction projects remains high and costs are driven down, the need to meet standards of robustness, energy efficiency and acoustic performance become more challenging. At a school for girls, four roofs totalling over 2000m2 required two different finishes, three ...
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IKO Spectraplan - Jack Jones House
Spectraplan has provided an innovative roofing solution for a major refurbishment to the newly named, Jack Jones House in Liverpool. Designed and built in the 1970’s, Jack Jones House (formerly Transport House) has been totally refurbished and renamed for Unite, the trade union. Jack Jones w...
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IKO Spectraplan - Sandbanks Court, Poole
Sandbanks Court apartments are situated within the expensive up-market area of the Dorset coastal peninsular and enjoy spectacular panoramic views across the sea. A green roof system was selected for this project as the client required a roof that would complement and accommodate the step in ...
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IKO Spectraplan - Plummerswood
stunning new ‘brown roof’ is the crowning glory for a private dwelling overlooking the River Tweed. The project has been designed to last 100 years and takes into account the requirements of future generations of the family. The house is the first to be constructed in the UK with zero heati...
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IKO Spectraplan - Waitrose Roof refurbishment treads lightly on environment
The roof to a Waitrose distribution centre has been completely refurbished in a single ply membrane system chosen for its sustainable credentials and no disruption to the retailer’s 24/7 operations at Aylesford near Maidstone, Kent. Supplied by SIG Design and Technology, 10,200m2 of IKO’s Spe...
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IKO Armourplan the natural choice at Bournemouth Oceanarium
IKO Polymeric, SIG Design & Technology, and Excel Roofing Services have collaborated to design, supply and install 250m2 of single ply roofing for the new kiosk, glass covered beach walkways and stores which houses the latest Oceanarium residents, ten Humboldt Penguins.
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IKO Armourplan - Flat roof on a new modernist house in West Sussex
Features in 2015 on Grand Designs was an enormous modern house inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion in Barcelona. This house adds to this oeuvre on a massive scale, reflecting the footprint in two connected pavilion buildings spanning 60 metres, with a swimming pool in place ...
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IKO Armourplan - Waveform roof structure blends with High Peak’s rolling scenery
Armourplan PVC and Recticel Insulation by SIG Design Technology were selected for a 12,000 m2 roof to a bottling plant in a rural location on the outskirts of an historical Derbyshire spa town, known as Project Merlin. The FMCG company chose to build the new facility away from the site of the...
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IKO Armourplan - Building schools for the future
SIG plc has worked closely with Wates Group for a number of years, supporting the main contractor on major construction projects up and down the country. The relationship between the two companies is one that goes beyond what would normally be expected, with Wates relying on SIG for more than...
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IKO Armourplan - collaboration completes roof to £185m project in four months
In less than four months, SIG Design & Technology, IKO Polymeric and FK Group have completed a 48,000m2 roofing project for one of the biggest online grocery centres in the world. An incredibly tight programme minimised material waste and time on site, thanks to a number of innovations develop...
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IKO Armourplan - SIG Design & Technology provides materials for #ourweebigbuild charity project
SIG Design & Technology has lent its support to the building of a purpose-built play room for the Scottish Children’s charity, Play Alloa. Part of SIG UK Exteriors, SIG Design & Technology has supplied roofing materials and technical support free of charge to Play Alloa’s #ourweebigbuild proj...
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IKO Armourplan PVC single ply roof membrane - Arnold Hill Academy Nottingham
The £14m Arnold Hill Academy is part of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) and is being constructed adjacent to the existing school in Nottingham. The new Academy’s 3,570m2 flat roof covers 8,200m2 of replacement teaching space, science labs, an indoor sports hall and a drama studio...
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Spectraplan - Waitrose Roof refurbishment treads lightly on environment
The roof to a Waitrose distribution centre has been completely refurbished in a single ply membrane system chosen for its sustainable credentials and no disruption to the retailer’s 24/7 operations at Aylesford near Maidstone, Kent.
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Rhepanol hg FDT played a key role in reshaping the urban landscape at Meydan Shopping Centre
FDT played a key role in reshaping the urban landscape of Turkey’s most crowded city. The vast 70,000sqm M1 Meydan Umraniye shopping and leisure complex, in Istanbul, is the country’s first shopping centre to feature a green roof – at 54,000sqm the largest of its kind.
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Spectraplan forms roof terrace at Sandbanks Court in Poole
A green roof system was selected for this project as the client required a roof that would complement and accommodate the step in levels to follow timber decking lines to the 55m² roof terrace areas. IKO Single Ply’s Spectraplan SM120 light grey single ply waterproofing system was overlaid to ...
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Spectraplan forms part of a stunning brown roof at Plummerswood
A stunning new ‘brown roof’ is the crowning glory for a private dwelling overlooking the River Tweed. The project has been designed to last 100 years and takes into account the requirements of future generations of the family. For the main flat roof area, Spectraplan TPE was chosen for it's g...
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Spectraplan chosen for green sedum roof at British Horse Society
The British Horse Society headquarters is on a listed deer park with many protected trees. The building’s circular design posed key construction challenges. The single storey office building was constructed in a doughnut shape, to ensure that a mature oak tree on site was preserved. In keepi...
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Rhepanol fk protects Garnet Chapel by Mario Botta
Above the Ziller Valley in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, the Penkenjoch rises 2,095m above the Ziller Valley. In spite of the special logistic and climatic challenges this location provides, an architectural gem has been built in just three months: the Garnet Chapel designed by Mario Botta.
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Rhepanol selected for the three distinctive green roofs at Dartmoor home
Green innovation was at the forefront of designs for a stunning, award-winning family home created at Manaton, in the heart of secluded Dartmoor. Rhepanol hg was selected for the three distinctive green roofs that help to shape the character of the large, four bedroom Devon property, which inc...
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Rhepanol fk selected for residential scheme at Worcester Park
Rhepanol fk from SIG Design & Technology was chosen to waterproof five areas of roofing with a total area of 949 m2 on a residential scheme at Worcester Park, Surrey. Built by a national house-builder, the residential complex at 68-72 Salisbury Road comprises three new-build blocks of terraced...
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Rhepanol fk waterproofs celebrity restaurant Rock Salt
Gary Lambert of Broadstairs-based Complete Roofing chose Rhepanol fk single ply membrane to waterproof the 690 m2 two-tier curved roof of celebrity restaurant Rock Salt, which overlooks Folkestone harbour.
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Rhenofol CGv plays a key role at Churchill Hospital
FDT has played a key role in a £109m PFI-funded hospital development in Oxfordshire that will revolutionise cancer care. The Cancer Centre was designed with the help of cancer patients,
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Rhepanol fk and green roofing at Skara Brae
FDT harnessed the most modern roofing materials and advanced 21st century technological know-how to help preserve one of Europe’s most remarkable ancient monuments, 5,000-year-old Skara Brae. The designated World Heritage Site, a fascinating commune of small interlinked stone dwellings, is one...
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Rhenofol CG and green roofing forms a key part of the roof design at Barking Riverside
Green roofing forms a key part of roof design as part of a model for sustainable living in 21st century London. Barking Riverside is a joint venture project between Bellway Homes and the Homes & Community Agency. It is an element of the Mayor of London’s plan to build 10,800 new homes, retail,...
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Rhenofol chosen to waterproof the viewing terraces to teh Kia Oval
Rhenofol CGV PVC single ply membrane from FDT was selected to waterproof the viewing terraces to one of Britain’s most hallowed sporting venues, The KIA Oval, London. Surrey County Cricket Club wished to upgrade its facilities and the old Vauxhall Road stand was demolished in 2005. It was repl...
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Rhepanol fk coated with decorative copper is the perfect finish for award-winning home
Moonraker is a luxury residential property drawing on the exploits of James Bond for inspiration. Bournemouth-based Seven Developments’ four-bedroom property, which includes a sunken garden with decked footbridge, is a cocktail of curves based on the shape of a crescent moon.
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Rhepanol - copper here in spirit
When it came to replacing the stolen copper, the council thought long and hard about its options for a facility that was never going to have a 24-hour security presence while respecting visitors’ sensitivities. To meet both demands, the council opted for Rhepanol fk roofing membrane finished w...
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IKO Permaphalt - Act of Faith
When Westminster Cathedral’s roof was first asphalted back in 1903, it would have utilised naturally occurring asphalt deposits dug up from an overseas lake. These days, things are done a little differently. Instead, IKO’s Permaphalt – a polymer modified mastic asphalt – was specified for the...