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VFAST INTERNET IS LATEST SERVICE PROVIDER TO JOIN GTC's ULTRAFAST FIBRE NETWORK

VFAST INTERNET IS LATEST SERVICE PROVIDER TO JOIN GTC's ULTRAFAST FIBRE NETWORK


GTC has announced that it is now able to offer homeowners even more choice as Vfast Internet signs to become the latest service provider to deliver broadband on GTC’s ultrafast open access network. GTC provides fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband and telecoms networks for new-build housing developments across the UK. It is committed to ensuring that customers connected to its networks have a wide choice of suppliers and products – an important selling point for any new home. GTC’s ultrafast network is fully fibre, all the way into every property. This is unlike a number of alternative providers, whose ‘fibre’ based offers only relate to the connection to the street-side cabinet. GTC’s FTTH network gives ultrafast speeds today and can be increased further as customers’ demands inevitably increase. Vfast Internet is adding a choice of four packages to GTC’s FTTH network, with a range of prices to suit different requirements. The choice of telecoms and broadband packages on GTC’s networks is growing all the time, offering more options for homeowners.


HYDROPAVE TEGULA SOLVING SuDS REQUIREMENT FOR HOUSEBUILDERS

HYDROPAVE  TEGULA SOLVING SuDS REQUIREMENT FOR HOUSEBUILDERS


Hydropave Tegula is an attractive SuDS solution from Tobermore designed to combat potential flooding issues. As the government introduced new planning guidelines in April 2015 for the incorporation of SuDS on any new housing development with more than ten units, this product is the perfect solution to meet this requirement. The product, like all the Tobermore Hydropave range, is designed to allow rainfall to infiltrate naturally into the ground and thereby prevent flooding. It also serves to effectively remove pollution gathered on impermeable surfaces as it’s usually carried in rainwater runoff.

 

Hydropave Tegula offers endless benefits for housebuilding projects. It not only increases the likelihood of planning proposals being approved, but it can also offer a 10-15% cost saving over traditional drainage method such as pipes or manholes. It is also possible to install the product in adverse weather conditions due to the superior drainage capabilities. 


VICAIMA TURNS ON DESIGN FLAIR AT ELECTRICITY HOUSE

VICAIMA TURNS ON DESIGN FLAIR AT ELECTRICITY HOUSE


Vicaima innovative door designs have been featured prominently in a landmark city centre project for Crest Nicholson, which sees a modern apartment complex created in a former 1930’s iconic utility building. Electricity House has stood at the very heart of Bristol City centre since its construction in the late 1930’s. With its Portland stone façade and magnificent curved frontage, the building embodies the grace of the Art Deco era. Luxury living space has been created by blending period charm with contemporary interior design, with Crest choosing Vicaima to enhance the apartment entrance doors with Dekordor 3D Portaro matching door and frame systems.  Performance was key to client requirements which included certified FD30 fire doors with a roller lock and eye viewer. Dekordor 3D provides a horizontal and highly tactile grain effect and Crest selected 3D Grey finish to provide the perfect tonal contrast to the wall and floor covering. 3D Grey was also chosen for the communal areas, including the striking and visually dominating atrium area.


A SYNERGY OF PAST AND PRESENT

A SYNERGY OF PAST AND PRESENT


Tracing its roots back to the Domesday Book, the leafy suburb of Edgbaston has long formed a meeting place between the traditional and modern, the urban and rural. These monologues provided Nicol Thomas Architects with the inspiration for the design of a new retirement village, absorbing and reinventing the local vernacular with a carefully chosen palette of colours and textures, including ROCKPANEL® Woods. Galliford Try completed all 240 apartments to a standard which exceeded the desires and aspirations of tenants. “The arrangement of the frontage ‘villa’ blocks, their materials and urban grain all respect the local heritage and aim to preserve the ‘Hagley Road Spirit’,” architects Nicol Thomas explained. ROCKPANEL Woods crown the walls of the modern facilities hub. Their non-repeating grain finish brings the building into harmony with the diversity of shapes and colours found in the trees which surround the site, whilst the carbon oak colour option affords the building an understated, modern twist. “Having worked with ROCKPANEL boards on previous projects, we knew they would provide the flexibility and visual impact we needed,” Nicol Thomas added.



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