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23
Mar

Creative facade for student flats

Powdertech Corby has used high quality powder coatings by Tiger Drylac to produce a striking colour contrast for the facade elements of Chapter Lewisham, award-winning modular-construct student accommodation in Lewisham. The building is an integral part of Lewisham Council's town centre regeneration plan.  Architects were asked to design accommodation using 636 modular prefabricated units

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1
Mar

New JLR Velar model for Solihull

JLR has announced a new SUV model, to be built at its aluminium vehicle assembly site at Solihull. The Velar will sit between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport models.

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20
Feb

Aluminium voyage of Discovery

Land Rover's recently-launched Discovery has already gathered orders of nearly 20,000 worldwide, according to JLR. The brand new seven-seater has shed weight too. Its single-cell body is 85 per cent aluminium, of which 43 per cent is recycled, making it nearly half a tonne (480kg) lighter than the previous steel-bodied fourth generation vehicle. Full details here.    

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27
Jan

School visit a Real success

Year 8 and year 9 pupils from Ysgol Glan-y-Mor in Burry Port Camarthenshire, recently visited the Real Alloy plant in Swansea. The pupils, many of whom have participated in the 2016 Aluminium D&T Challenge, watched presentations by Real Alloy's Ken Britz and Ian Oliver from ALFED, before seeing the recycling plant in action.           As well

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11
Jan

Record year for SAS

2016 proved to be the best year ever for Yorkshire-based aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, according to Managing Director Mark Wadsworth. "The strength of the UK construction industry was borne out at Senior, with 2016 proving our busiest year to date. At our financial year end in June, sales were up 11% on 2015 at £27.2 million.

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1
Dec

Landscape art for Powdertech Corby

Earlier this year Powdertech Corby launched its Landscape range  - a collection of high performance architectural polyester powder coatings with shades and textures reflecting those found in our natural surroundings. For the designers of the 'Justice Court' collection of retirement homes in Cromer, Norfolk, Landscape has offered a perfect solution for coating the aluminium guttering and eves

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18
Nov

Grand Designs for aluminium windows from SAS

For two weeks in a row, the self-build property featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs showcases products from leading fenestration supplier Senior Architectural Systems. On 12th October Grand Designs saw Senior’s thermally efficient aluminium SCW+ curtain wall, PURe® windows and SPW600 doors installed into a sleek, black clad, three-bedroom house and artist studio in Essex. In

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17
Nov

Impression Technologies profiled

Coventry-based Impression Technologies, pioneers of Hot Form Quench technology, which combines the pressing and heat treatment of aluminium parts, is profiled in the current edition of Automotive Manufacturing Solutions.

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