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Introducing MechSlip: a new brick slip cladding system designed to save installers time and money

A new, lightweight, mechanically fixed cladding system that delivers all the benefits of natural clay brick has been launched by Ash & Lacy in conjunction with Ibstock Kevington, part of Ibstock plc. MechSlip is the UK’s first mechanically fixed brick slip system to use real Ibstock Brick and contain no combustible parts. The system is…

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Ash & Lacy Extends Its Commitment to Training and Apprenticeships

Training and apprenticeship programmes form an important part of business growth and development at Ash& Lacy. During the past two years, we’ve engaged with local educational institutions including Loughborough University and Birmingham City University, as well as specialist training centres CFAI Aquitaine in France and Educ8 Training Wales; providing engineering and design apprenticeship roles for…

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Ash & Lacy’s Powder Coating Process Receives Multiple Applicator Approvals

Following the company’s recent introduction of a dedicated polyester powder coating line, Ash & Lacy has now received applicator approvals from several globally recognised powder coating manufacturers. This means that our powder coatings are accredited to the stringent criteria set by Akzo Nobel, Valspar, Syntha Pulvin, Axalta and Adapta. The rigorous testing process for each…

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The New AxiAL Range – Taking Rainscreen Cladding Support to a New Level

Ash & Lacy’s recently launched AxiAL range of rainscreen support systems is purpose-designed to achieve new performance standards. AxiAL has been developed by Ash & Lacy’s experienced facades team to provide safe, cost effective and flexible solutions that fully meet the demands of most new build and refurbishment projects. AxiAL comprises an extensive standard suite…

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Ash & Lacy Group Reorganisation With Effect From 1st September 2017

To reflect our increased product and service offerings and several recent acquisitions, we are reorganising our Group structure with effect from 1st September 2017 as detailed below. With effect from 1st September all new purchase orders should be raised by reference to the above and the benefits of all existing live purchase orders already placed…

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ABV Bracket

Building Regulations are continuously increasing the thermal requirements of the building envelope. In order to comply with these demands, a simple yet efficient system is required. Through years of innovation and testing, Ash & Lacy are proud to introduce our ABV bracket, capable of exceeding thermal requirements that reduce the overall running costs of a building….

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Delivering acoustic performance at Heathrow UTC

On the periphery of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing airport hub, Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC offers students aged 14-19 the opportunity to study technically oriented courses with an emphasis on aviation engineering, maths and science. A project of this nature presented several challenges: ensuring that the aesthetics of the facade delivered clean transition lines with…

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Recent trends in Rainscreen Design – 3D Facades

The aspirations of Architects to transcend what was previously considered to be limitations of design, has inspired a new generation of rainscreen cladding designs and applications. Examples of inspired rainscreen cladding designs can be seen in a wide context of architecture and sector applications all around the world. One of the benefits of a rainscreen…

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