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Waterproof decking from Don Construction Products has been used on the multistorey car park at GlaxoSmithKline's new £300 million global headquarters in Brentford, west London. Its Gripdeck system was used to meet all the technical requirements of wear and chemical resistance for the 15,000 sq m car park.

Tel: 01538 361 799 Fax: 01538 361 899 Contact: Ms L Peacock

Vincent Timber has an extensive range of Western Red Cedar timber shakes and shingles. Sourced from renewable forests and imported from Canada and the United States, its Western Red Cedar shingles provide natural insulation, weigh one-tenth the weight of traditional materials and are ideal for lightweight building and housing projects.

Tel: 0121 772 5511 Fax: 0121 766 6002 Contact: timber@vincenttimber. co. uk

Ruberoid has launched a new pitched roof underlay that is easy to handle on site and offers complete waterproofing. Available in 1.5 m-wide rolls its RoofGuard-SB is constructed in three layers with a polypropylene film sandwiched between two UV stable polypropylene fabric layers and boasts a super high tensile strength.

Tel: 01707 822 222 Contact: kgough@ruberoid. co. uk Connector supplier

Simpson Strong-Tie has published a new catalogue of its timberto-timber and timber-to-masonry connection systems. Providing an indispensable tool for those involved in the specification or use of connectors in construction its entire range of connector products is displayed in an easy to select format.

Tel: 01827 255 600 Fax: 01827 255 616 Contact: sales department

Timber decking manufacturer Arbordeck has supplied individually designed decking to 20 prestigious new homes on the banks of the River Swale in Richmond, north Yorkshire. Builders Carlbury Developments took advantage of its complete design and supply package to add the finishing touch to its exclusive stone-built housing development.

Tel: 0800 1695 257 Fax: 01469 535 526

Hand-made clay tiles from Keymer were specified at a new mixed-use development in Sevenoaks, Kent. In keeping with the character of the town, tiles from its traditional range in Elizabethan, Antique and Wealden Red were used at the town centre Bligh's Meadow scheme.

Tel: 01444 232 931 Contact: a. rees@keymer. co. uk

Roofing and cladding manufacturer Brohome has invested millions of pounds in production technology at its headquarters near Cardiff. Fully computerised C-section lines ensure the specialist is fully equipped to manufacture even the most complicated sections while its range of Z purlins, composite panels and accessories can all be delivered to site within 10 days of ordering.

Tel: 01443 813 814 Fax: 01443 815 813 Contact: sales@brohome. com

Roofing systems from Alwitra have been used at a new school extension in North Wales. Licensed Alwitra contractor Holdsworth Roofing used its Evalon high performance membrane together with its standing seam detail and circular rooflights at the Llandrillo-Yn-Rhos school.

Tel: 01202 579 208 Fax: 01202 581 748 Contact: sales department

Corus Tubes has supplied its Celsius Hot Finished SHS for use as columns and edge beams at a new multi-storey residential development in Glasgow. Used in conjunction with Corus's Slimdeck floor system, its SHS columns and beams were chosen to construct the steel frame in preference to a timber system or conventional build techniques.

Tel: 01536 404121 Fax: 01536 404034

Permanite Asphalt Products has supplied its polymer-modified asphalt waterproofing membrane to the refurbishment of a historic fountain in Scotland. Specialist contractor Lenaghen Roofing Services stripped the existing waterproofing from the Ross fountain near Edinburgh Castle before placing a 30 mm hand-applied layer of polymer modified mastic asphalt to its base.

Tel: 01629 582 213 Contact: msmith@permanite. com