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Advertorial: ISO-Chemie ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM has thermal sealing fully covered

The new external wall sealing system from Iso Chemie

The new external wall sealing system from Iso Chemie

Fast and secure sealing of various thermal insulation composite systems to building openings and projections is provided by the new ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM from ISO-Chemie.

Now available for the UK market, the ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM can be used by installers to provide rapid, high performance and enhanced energy saving insulation sealing solutions for a variety of external insulation systems around the windows and doors as well as roof and wall base areas.

The system features a combination of materials which can be mixed and matched to suit the individual installation, including the ISO-BLOCO 600 ‘PREMIUM EDITION’ and ‘COLOUR EDITION’ sealing tapes, which protect against driving rain, and the special ISO-CONNECT VARIO SD, XD and ISO-CONNECT OUTSIDE EPDM foils.

These foils can be quickly secured around window cill profiles using either the factory applied adhesives or the gun applied bonding solutions to prevent surface water and moisture from damaging the thermally insulated façade, as well as supplying an airtight seal.

Featured tapes have been tested to comply with legal regulations and standards and can be used to provide quick ‘fit and forget’ perimeter seals for both weather and air tightness, while remaining permeable to trapped water and water vapour – similar to a flexible breathable style material.

To complement the ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM is the ISO-TOP WINFRAMER thermal insulating and load bearing bracket system – a structurally solid, pre-fabricated installation frame that can be quickly cut to length on site and secured in position using a single component adhesive and, if necessary, fixing screws.

This enables the installer to fit windows into the insulation area of the ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM, in front of the load bearing wall, quickly and easily, avoiding the need to use metal brackets that cause non-repeating thermal bridging and give extensive problems when the windows need replacing.

ISO-EWI SEALING SYSTEM offers compliance with various standards including DIN 4108-7 and EnEV 2014, for energy efficiency, all in accord with the company’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). More at www.iso-chemie.co.uk

Advertorial: PWS Scotland chosen for latest Hungry Horse developments

Tail O'The Bank restaurant 4Two of the newest Hungry Horse restaurants to open in Scotland feature REHAU PVC-U windows fabricated and installed by Glasgow based commercial specialists PWS Scotland, part of the Perfect Glazing group.

Foiled windows in the REHAU TOTAL70C system have been installed in both the Tail O’the Bank in Greenock and The Oystercatcher in East Kilbride to match the exterior styling of the buildings.

At the Tail O’the Bank the windows have been foiled in a smooth slate grey to suit the contemporary look of the pub/restaurant and its waterfront setting on East India Harbour.

At the more traditionally styled Oystercatcher, the windows are in a Goldenoak woodgrain foil with a striking six section apex window fabricated for a gable feature.

PWS fabricated and installed more than 50 windows on each project, working on behalf of main contractors Ogilvie Construction. They were awarded the contract on the basis of their product quality and on site efficiency, which had been proven on previous successful installations for large main contractors in Scotland.

On both projects, PVC-U was specified as the frame material by the client Greene King Plc working with architects Smith Design Associates because of its low maintenance, thermal efficiency and choice of finishes.

REHAU prides itself on being the systems house with the broadest and best colour and finishes range and now offers 22 different colour options.

Advertorial: Sibbald Training ADR

Sibbald ADRThe transport industry has long been a part of the Sibbald Family, although Sibbald Training has had little direct involvement with it. In 2010, however, the introduction of Driver CPC Training and the ongoing need to complete periodic training annually created an opportunity for the company to work more closely with professional drivers, and it was embraced by their owner and founder David Sibbald.

All of the training courses at Sibbald, endeavour to provide competitively priced instruction to a high standard, DCPC as a new offering quickly established itself as a new core product and joined their range seamlessly. The ensuing success led to thousands of drivers being trained and accredited for Driving Competence in the newly required periodic modules by Sibbald Training.

A new industry was now being served by Sibbald Training that had long since served this hard working, family oriented and farming family.  The customer base grown and warmly welcomed by Sibbald Training to the company through DCPC brought with them fresh opportunity to provide regulated, industry leading, instructional services and recently D4 Driver Medicals were added to the selection of offerings, with their usual low price, and a view to better serving the new delegates attracted to Sibbald.

The newly acquired Professional Road Using clients also presented a tangible need to add the three to five day ADR training programmes to the Sibbald Training course list. Training in the safe carriage of hazardous goods by road had been of interest to Sibbald Training for some time and the feeling from the industry completing DCPC was one of anticipation at it being added to their course list.

This coming March, commencing Monday the 23rd the first ‘five day ADR course’ is set to begin at the Sibbald Training centre in Blackridge, West Lothian. All involved in adding it to the Sibbald portfolio are enthused at the prospect of its inclusion.

None more so than company owner David Sibbald, who commented:  “I am very encouraged by the response of the transport industry to our DCPC courses. Adding ADR is a natural progression of this offering and I look forward to the success of our first course.”

Sibbald Training is a company accustomed to providing award winning training and Transport News will watch with interest the progression of the company into this area of certification.

Advertorial: Sibbald Training

SIBBALD Gas Drive ImageThe transport industry has long been a part of the Sibbald Family, although Sibbald Training has had little direct involvement with it. In 2010, however, the introduction of Driver CPC Training and the ongoing need to complete periodic training annually created an opportunity for the company to work more closely with professional drivers, and it was embraced by their owner and founder David Sibbald.

All of the training courses at Sibbald, endeavour to provide competitively priced instruction to a high standard, DCPC as a new offering quickly established itself as a new core product and joined their range seamlessly. The ensuing success led to thousands of drivers being trained and accredited for Driving Competence in the newly required periodic modules by Sibbald Training.

A new industry was now being served by Sibbald Training that had long since served this hard working, family oriented and farming family.

The customer base grown and warmly welcomed by Sibbald Training to the company through DCPC brought with them fresh opportunity to provide regulated, industry leading, instructional services and recently D4 Driver Medicals were added to the selection of offerings, with their usual low price, and a view to better serving the new delegates attracted to Sibbald.

The newly acquired Professional Road Using clients also presented a tangible need to add the three to five day ADR training programmes to the Sibbald Training course list. Training in the safe carriage of hazardous goods by road had been of interest to Sibbald Training for some time and the feeling from the industry completing DCPC was one of anticipation at it being added to their course list.

In the coming months the first five day ADR course’ is set to begin at the Sibbald Training centre in Blackridge, West Lothian. All involved in adding it to the Sibbald portfolio are enthused at the prospect of its inclusion. None more so than company owner David Sibbald, who commented: “I am very encouraged by the response of the transport industry to our DCPC courses. Adding ADR is a natural progression of this offering and I look forward to the success of our first course.”

Sibbald Training is a company accustomed to providing award winning training and are sure their customers will watch with interest the progression of the company into this area of training expertise.

Advertorial: PWS proves the perfect choice for Deans Engineering

PWS installed REHAU PVC-U windows in Deans Engineering new Glasgow HQ at the Bakery

PWS installed REHAU PVC-U windows in Deans Engineering new Glasgow HQ at the Bakery

Grey foiled PVC-U windows are a key element in a stylish renovation of a disused bakery building in Glasgow carried out by civil engineering and ground works specialists Deans Engineering.

The 60 year old bakery, which had been standing empty since 2012, has been completely refurbished by Deans as their new Glasgow headquarters.

Forty two fixed and tilt and turn windows and two sets of fire exit doors have been fabricated and installed by commercial fabricators PWS, part of the Perfect Glazing Group, using the REHAU TOTAL70 window system.

Deans Engineering specified windows in REHAU PVC-U to replace grey aluminium frames which were in place previously. They chose PVC-U because of the improved thermal efficiency, the competitive pricing and the stylish aesthetics. REHAU’s TOTAL70 window system can be used to fabricate windows with a U-Value of less than 1.0W/m2K and are available in a huge range of foiled colours suitable for the commercial sector.

PWS were chosen by Deans Engineering on the basis of recommendation and the company’s growing reputation in the commercial sector in Scotland.

PWS, which is also based in Glasgow, manufactures all of its own frames and even has a toughened glass plant on-site producing toughened glass to certified British Standards.

Advertorial: Sibbald Goes Green

Sibbald GreenThe environment and the effect we have on it has never been more prominent in people’s minds, wherever in the world you may be.

As an industry leading Training provider, established for nearly 30 years, Sibbald Training believe we have an obligation, as all businesses do, to think about our carbon footprint and the effect it has on our surroundings.

Sibbald Training was sure there was a way to reduce our carbon emissions and convert our company into an eco-friendly one, while enjoying the cost savings such an investment might offer.

Over the last ten years an investment of £469’000 has been made to achieve that goal.

Since 2003 Sibbald have converted 15 of our vehicle fleet to LPG fuel systems. Costing almost half the price of petrol, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas conversion has paid for itself and offered a huge return on investment since implication. With CO2 emissions 10 per cent lower than petrol and NOx (smog making chemical) 80 per cent lower than diesel, joining the 30 million LPG vehicles worldwide is a real point of pride for Sibbald Training.

A £22k investment was also made in 2012 to add solar panels to Sibbald Training properties and in 2013 £45k was spent on Geo Thermal/Ground Source heat pumps.

2014 saw the introduction of a fully electric BMW car and the installation of an on-site charging point, which is available for public use, at a cost of £30k to Sibbald Training.

Phase one of our conversion to energy efficient LED lighting in our offices began in 2014 too with initial costs in excess of £2k.

This year, 2015, will see perhaps our most ambitious energy saving investment. Our 100kw, £370k Wind turbine looks set to be functional by summertime this year.

With savings well in excess of £80k per annum our initial costs will be offset very quickly, allowing Sibbald Training to enjoy the benefits of becoming Energy efficient far into the foreseeable future.

A wise and fruitful investment, both for the world and community at large and for our long standing and progressive company.

Advertorial: Asbestos – Real Risk and Cost Management

ACSIt is well known that asbestos can be a challenging and expensive problem to encounter on site – either in buildings or in the ground – as well as incurring some significant legal liability. However, proper assessment and management of the REAL risks (as opposed to the commonly believed perceived risks) can make a dramatic difference to the stress, hassle, time and costs involved.

This requires proper understanding of the legal requirements and the medical-scientific data on health effects from initial assessment, through the surveying strategy to competent scoping and management of any remediation works.

Issues to consider include the use of ‘representative’ surveying, ‘localising’ surveys, properly identifying the classification of asbestos works (e.g. Licensed contractors are not always required), correctly classifying asbestos contaminated land and waste, and scoping/managing asbestos works to take account of the real risks and not simply the perceived need to ‘remove all asbestos’.

Over the past year, ACS has saved clients several million pounds through pragmatic surveying, project managing asbestos removal works and properly classifying asbestos contaminated land. We have also provided UKATA approved training to all levels of professional and technical staff.

The key to effective management is to ensure you obtain competent advice BEFORE any works are started. This should allow asbestos issues to be properly assessed and dealt with in a legally compliant and efficient manner.

ACS Physical Risk Control is one of the oldest asbestos consultancies in the UK, holds UKAS accreditation and is a founder member of UKATA. Our unique services incorporate in-house specialisms in Asbestos, CDM, Health & Safety and Environmental Management to provide you with peace of mind in relation to cost, quality and safety control on any asbestos related contract.

ACS Physical Risk Control Ltd

Glasgow

T 0141 427 5171   www.acs-env.com email: acs@acs-env.com

Advertorial: ACS celebrates 20 years in RSL Health & Safety

ACSACS is proud to have been providing Health & Safety management and support services to the Scottish housing sector for 20 years. In 1994 the first Health & Safety Control Manual was developed for Employers in Voluntary Housing (EVH) and we have been working with EVH and its members since 1995.

Our housing-specific H&S services have developed significantly over the last 2 decades and we have amassed unrivalled skills in auditing, policy development, risk assessment, facilities safety, compliance management and training. Indeed, ACS has developed and runs the only IOSH Accredited ‘Working Safely for Housing Associations’ course in the UK.

The housing sector is rather unique in terms of both the services provided and the management structure of RSL’s. This, of course, requires to be properly understood if suitable safety policies and procedures are to be prepared and an effective safety culture developed. The close working relationship ACS has enjoyed with EVH over the years and the keen interest taken by EVH members in H&S has allowed our staff to really get to grips with the ethos of housing associations and we are delighted to consider this sector our core client base for health, safety and welfare management.

ACS directors Prof Roger Willey and Martin Mitchell would like to thank all our housing association clients for your interest in H&S over the past 20 years. It has been a pleasure to see safety cultures and practices develop and we will be here to help you improve standards still further into the future.

To discuss any H&S related issue, please contact our Sandra Brennan (Head of SHE) or John Cadden.

Martin Mitchell

ACS Physical Risk Control Ltd

Glasgow

T 0141 427 5171   www.acs-env.com email: acs@acs-env.com

Wrekin Products invests in Scottish expansion

Richard Stewart

Richard Stewart

With Scottish construction industry latest output figures approaching pre-recession levels, keeping sufficient stocks of construction products in Scotland is vitally important according to Wrekin Products regional sales & operations manager Richard Stewart.

“The logistical problem of supplying construction materials across Scotland is most acute within specialist construction materials, where contractors often have to wait for products to be shipped up from southern based warehouses” says Richard.

“Wrekin Products investment in its ductile iron manhole cover and geosynthetics distribution centre puts stock on the ground in Scotland for contractors and builders’ merchants in a sector where a fast order turnaround is important.”

Scotland’s private property and construction sector is displaying signs of sustained recovery with turnover growth and an improved debt position, according to a new Grant Thornton Scotland Ltd report. This growth is the catalyst for Wrekin Products further investment in its existing Linlithgow premises which it has operated since 2006.

Wrekin Products ductile iron manhole covers in stock

Wrekin Products ductile iron manhole covers in stock

Richard Stewart recently joined Wrekin Products bringing with him 14 years’ experience supplying drainage and civil engineering materials in Scotland.

“Working through builders’ merchants Wrekin Products has always had a good presence. With increasing demand, merchant customers rely on us to keep the right stocks of manhole covers, gullies, geotextiles and geogrids at our distribution centre. The central location means many contractors who order from their merchant get it the same day using the drive-in-and-collect service at our depot.

“Investment in road, rail and water infrastructure is providing strong growth for the construction sector in Scotland. The ability to support companies with high performance civil engineering products through our robust local supply network is central to Wrekin Products’ expansion plan in Scotland.”

This demand for high performance products is being driven by the requirements of transport and utilities organisations to reduce future maintenance costs. Wrekin Products is experiencing a significant increase in the specification of products that offer an extended life expectancy such as its Unite manhole cover.

Supporting Richard in Scotland, Wrekin Products has also expanded the technical team at its HQ in Lichfield, offering an even greater level of back up for customers, specifiers and contractors across the whole UK.

www.wrekinproducts.com