Responding to market feedback, SFS has invested in a new assembly facility in Leeds to provide high quality, colour-matched AP rivets for rainscreen cladding. The full range of AP rivets are now available in 3 days’ lead time in more than 100 standard colours.

Installing Cembrit fibre cement rainscreen panels as thin as 8mm using mechanical secret fixings just became quicker, easier and safer thanks to the innovative new range of TUF-S rivets by the world’s leading fastening systems manufacturer SFS.

Leading roofing and cladding fastener systems and door hinge manufacturer, SFS, has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD seminar programme for building specification professionals, providing the latest technical insights into creating high quality and safe building envelopes.

The Bourne Estate, Camden, lies within the Hatton Garden Conservation area. Accordingly, the recently completed £19 million expansion and improvement project, including two new blocks of mixed tenure homes, had to be built sympathetically to surrounding buildings. A major concern facing the project’s architects was how to replicate the heritage look of the original, glazed bricks, within budget and in compliance with British Standards. Craven Dunnill, the UK tile specialist, consulted on the project and identified bespoke porcelain tiles as a suitable solution. The company then worked with the Architect and Contractor on the tiles’ specification, sampling, manufacture and installation.

When designing and building a new or refurbished property, the products that are used are of paramount importance in order to ensure that their quality is both fit for purpose and will stand the test of time – whilst providing the desired aesthetics, writes Janine Brady, Marketing Manager at SIG Roofing.

Powder coated high performance fasteners from SFS intec have played a key role in enabling leading roofing and cladding contractor Roofdec to create a striking new building envelope for a major extension to the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds.

SCS, CA Group Limited's specialist cladding division, has announced the appointment of two new members to the team, following a string of business wins including Winvic’s Helix, in Birmingham and Rushden Lakes, the £140m retail, leisure and tourism destination in the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire.

EQUITONE facade materials from Marley Eternit evoke the unique nature of fibre cement - a mineral composite material with outstanding physical and aesthetic properties.

Proteus Facades has helped create an awe-inspiring fortress-like facade on FetLor Youth Club using its Proteus SC corten rainscreen cladding.

Vastern Timber has developed a CPD to help architects and other specifiers address the resurgence in timber cladding. Entitled ‘Selecting the Right Timber Cladding’ the presentation explains all of the options and factors that influence timber cladding installation and will help to ensure that cladding used in their designs looks good and lasts.

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