Archive for February, 2017

The Gold Standard

UNIQUE SOFFIT HELPING TO BEGIN THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE

Precision, quality and security are evident throughout the new Royal Mail building that has been constructed at their prestigious site in Llantrisant, South Wales.

The Royal Mint is one of Britain’s oldest manufacturing businesses, whose pre-delivery stock is valued at hundreds of millions of pounds. It was therefore a great honour to manufacture and supply our BML200 system for the impressive entranceway to the new building, which has been christened the Royal Mint Experience.

The main entrance certainly creates a vibrant, memorable impact for visitors and building users, employing a large, orange-coloured soffit featuring recessed LED spotlighting, which continues from the external entranceway through to the inside of the building, providing a smooth transition from entrance to foyer.

BML 200 is a mechanically-fixed rainscreen system, which is suitable for wall cladding, soffit, fascia and column applications. It is a highly adaptable system, making it ideal for this prestigious project.

The official name for the material finish is Rust Patina. This clever coating creates the illusion of texture on aluminium composite material (ACM). The material had to be perforated to create the space for small inset LED spotlights that suggest the glinting of newly minted coins, whilst larger lighting pods provide good illumination and help to produce a welcoming space. The attention to detail demanded by Rio Architects has been clearly fulfilled by cladding contractors Richard Kemble Contracts, evidenced by the precise installation of the clad elements.

The new Royal Mint Experience building houses the main reception, ticket hall, exhibition, cinema, and cafe, bursts into life. Tessellating hexagonal aluminium panels pattern the walls of the building, designed to remind the visitor of random coins are finished in various shades of bronze, contrasting the very dark curtain walling and glazing framing.

The Llantrisant Royal Mint site was opened in 1968 to cope with the huge production runs needed to prepare for decimalisation. Today it produces up to 90 million coins each week.

Energy from the Envelope – CPD Presentation

Tuesday 28th February 2017, Blackpool FC

On Tuesday 28th February we will be presenting a free industry-leading seminar, exploring renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding. If you are a construction professional operating in North Lancashire, then this seminar is for you.

As part of this DCE ‘BUILDINGEX’ day of seminars, we are delivering an informative, exclusive presentation in partnership with Tata Steel.

For more details or to book your place – click here

Euroclad is the UK’s leading manufacturer of metal roof and wall cladding systems and recommends the use of Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra and Colorcoat Prisma pre-finished steel from Tata Steel as part of its Elite Systems. Working together, Euroclad has partnered with renewable energy specialist Solar Advance to provide Energy from the Envelope solutions. This presentation explores the renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding.

DCE Events host a series of local construction CPD seminars across the UK, each offering at least six CPD-eligible, problem-solving product presentations, delivered by leading industry experts on a wide selection of specialist topics. All CPD Seminars from DCE are free of charge with complimentary lunch and refreshments.

 
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