Archetech Issue 31 2017 - Page 123

13 14 15 16 13 GaragePride Limited Please visit our website at www.garagepride.co.uk or call on 01743-742028 Exciting times ahead for access specialists Two of the UK’s leading manufacturers of access solutions, Bilco UK and Howe Green Ltd, have joined the home security expert ERA, a division of Tyman Plc. Howe Green Ltd, manufacturer of metal fabricated access covers, was acquired by the group to support speciality access manufacturer Bilco’s offering for “access all areas”. The manufacturing and sales operation of Howe Green will remain in Hertfordshire. James Fisher, Managing Director of Bilco since October 2014, now takes on the additional role as Managing Director of Howe Green and reports directly into ERA. Please visit www.bilco.com or www.howegreen.com or call James Fisher on 01920 463230. 15 MIB Facades Ltd MIB Facades Ltd is a multi-skilled international manufacturer and installer of the most flexible building system currently available. Using our Patented, BBA certified panel and building system we have combined factory quality manufacture, with site erected flexibility. The perfect combination of time saving off site and on site. Making our product the fastest Conception to Completion Building System available. We are active in all sectors of construction and are listed on most supply chain partnerships or hold framework agreements with the country’s leading principle contractors. www.mibfacades.co 16 Formica Group brings a vibrant identity to a school with energy efficient rainscreen cladding When Ellis Williams Architects (EWA) were appointed to undertake the design of Barrow Hall Primary School, they consulted with the school and local authorities to develop a design that avoided the pitfalls of existing building stock. With consideration to occupant comfort and the energy efficiencies, EWA specified VIVIX® by Formica Group for the rainscreen cladding. The application of VIVIX panels to the exterior helped meet the brief for the build to incorporate minimal mechanical ventilation; while also establishing a distinctive aesthetic character for the school buildings. Website: www.formica.com Email: samples.uk@formica.com Tel: +44 191 259 3512 Don’t forget the garage when designing the perfect home! So many great homes have wonderful gar-dens, and perhaps a couple of top end cars sitting on the drive in front of a garage door that comple- ments the design of the house. But open that garage door and what do we usually see? A cold, unwel- coming interior. Garages are all too often treated as the poor relation with little or no thought given to their interior design. But it doesn’t have to be this way! A clean and well laid out garage interior will complement home and cars making it pleasant place to work on DIY or hobbies. GaragePride has a range of top quality cabinets, flooring and wall storage products designed specifi- cally for garages with free delivery. 14