Disruption To UK Steel Supplies

The UK is currently experiencing severe disruption to domestic and international steel supplies. Read more…

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Project in Progress: Hamad International Airport Terminal Expansion, Doha, Qatar

We are delighted to have engaged with our client DSP DOHA in Qatar to supply our globally renowned AshGrid spacer system for a uniquely complex and visually stunning roof design. As part of preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the second expansion phase at Hamad International Airport (DOH) will feature a spectacular…

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Project In Progress - Glassfields, Bristol

Project in Progress: The Distillery, Glassfields, Bristol

We are delighted to see the progress at the Distillery Building, part of Glassfields Bristol, a commercial office development on the site of the former Guardian Royal Exchange building in the city, where AWW architects recently specified our Vision 41 perforated aluminium screen with a powder coated finish. (Special thanks to Emma Wan, Associate Architect,…

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Project in Progress: Castle View Park Bristol

Project in Progress: Castle View Park Bristol

MechSlip enables projects to advance quickly without having to compromise on aesthetics or safety. Castle Park View in Bristol, one of the tallest residential buildings in the city, had an ambitious design and short timeframe for completion, necessitating an innovative cladding solution. It is the flagbearer for Bristol’s multimillion pound regeneration project, offering 300 build-to-rent…

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Project In Progress: Station Road, Cambridge

Project In Progress: Station Road, Cambridge

30 Station Road is a new development offering office space in one of the UK’s most sought after business zones. It is part of ‘CB1’, the regeneration of the Station Road area of Cambridge, which aims to create mixed-use, sustainable buildings. Cambridge is a city of contrasts – it has a deep history and is…

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Somerleyton Road, Brixton

Project In Progress: Somerleyton Road, Brixton

Overview: When quality is at the forefront of what you do, it’s plain for all to see. For main contractor Galliford Try, Adept Facades have taken a quality-first approach at Somerleyton Road in Brixton, with an exemplary application of VariAL-H and perforated VariAL-TF aluminium rainscreen systems, complemented by striking gold anodised expanded mesh and matching…

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Non combustible Cladding - Greenwich

Non-Combustible Cladding

NON-COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING Cladding is a valuable element of the construction or renovation process and can provide insulation, add structural integrity, protect from high winds, reduce water absorption and making a building more resistant to cracks.  However, for both high-risk and high-rise buildings the emergence of a fire can be devastating.  What is non-combustible cladding? The…

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Rainscreen Cladding - Ash and Lacy Portsmouth

Rainscreen Cladding

Rainscreen cladding for the UK climate Rainscreen cladding in simple terms is intended to be weather resistant, providing the building with protection from water damage through the external wall caused by weather. Of particular importance in the UK climate, these systems are designed to allow adequate water drainage from rain and reduce the risk of…

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A2 Rated Cladding - Ash and Lacy

A2 Rated Cladding

A2 Rated Cladding – Why it’s still certified non-combustible?   How does the combustible ban view A2 rated cladding? In simple terms, the recent changes to government guidance have banned the use of combustible materials in external cladding used in the construction of high-rise residential buildings. This detail is noted in Section I of the…

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A1 Powder Coatings – what it actually means for Specifiers

A1 Powder Coatings – what it actually means for Specifiers

What are the Recognised Industry and Certification Standards? In the UK market, BS EN 12206 is the British Standard for architectural powder coating. This defines the minimum coating weight to be applied to a substrate’s “significant surface”. According to this standard, the average for the significant surface when measured in accordance with BS EN 12206…

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Disruption To UK Steel Supplies

Message to all Ash & Lacy customers: Please be aware that the UK is currently experiencing severe disruption to domestic and international steel supplies and this is having a significant impact throughout the construction industry, amongst numerous others. Whilst Ash & Lacy have strong supply chain partners and generally hold high levels of steel stock,…

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