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Life in colour with TRESPA® METEON®

As we mentioned in a recent blog, we have secured national distributorship for Trespa® Meteon®. The material is not only an energy-efficient, long lasting cladding solution, but its wide range of colours and finishes makes it suitable for use on a variety of buildings. Its striking colours are ideal for creating ‘statement buildings’ – like […]

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Clean up with Solid Grade Laminate

Toilet cubicles and lockers have to extremely durable in order to prevent damage and water ingress and there are many considerations when choosing the right material. Our latest blog on Solid Grade Laminate may help you to decide whether this may be the right material for your project. It is manufactured by a sophisticated process […]

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Fancy a dip?

There are an estimated 225,000 private swimming pools in the UK, with around 2,500 installed annually. Homeowners are recognising the lifestyle benefits of having a swimming pool in their garden, or indeed within a dwelling. In 2010, Building Regulations ‘Part L1A: Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings’ was introduced which meant that there […]

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Architectural panels – the renovation solution

In our latest blog, Danny Phelan, our National Sales Manager, looks at why architectural panels are being increasingly specified as an overcladding solution to bring existing buildings up to modern thermal performance standards and make them look like new. Aesthetics Architectural panels are a popular choice for specifiers looking to upgrade existing building facades that […]

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We secure national distributorship for Trespa® Meteon®

There is strong demand at the moment for solid grade laminate cladding which provides stunning exteriors to buildings. To enhance our presence in this market, we have signed a new agreement which means that we can now distribute Trespa® Meteon® on a national basis. With over 30 years’ experience in supplying external cladding products, we […]

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Thermhex 5ply Cut Away

What’s light and strong and a great alternative to other materials?

With an ongoing focus on vehicle efficiency and the environment, many different sectors are concerned about taking weight out of the goods they produce – whether that be refrigerated vehicles, trucks, caravans, horse boxes and the like. The simple reason for doing this is that lighter vehicles use less fuel, which is good for the […]

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The many different uses of Craftfoam

As part of our spotlight on our Foam Fabrication & Distribution Division, our latest blog focuses on the many uses of Craftfoam – a highly versatile material made out of extruded polystyrene. Craftfoam is often specified where there is a requirement for a reliable and strong, yet lightweight material. Here are a few applications where […]

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A winning performance with Revostage

Staging that is quick to erect, compact to store and extremely strong is hard to come by. In our latest blog we advise on what you should look for when choosing staging for your next performance, whether you’re buying for a school, choir, theatre group or event business. What is the purpose of the staging? […]

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The properties of play

As we have over 40 years’ experience of supplying the play equipment industry with high quality CNC- machined materials, we thought we’d look at some of the trends in playground equipment, in our latest blog. First of all, let’s consider the material. Many local authorities and private providers change their playground equipment at least every […]

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University chooses Styrofoam for world leading scientific research

University chooses Styrofoam for world leading scientific research

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading distributors of Styrofoam, is supplying the University of Sheffield with Styrofoam sheets that are being used in ground breaking research projects. The extruded polystyrene sheet material is widely used for the construction of thermal chambers for irradiation facilities and silicon detector thermal testing here in the UK, as […]

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