Acrovyn Wall Protection was specified to protect the interior walls from damage, ensuring focus can remain on the groundbreaking research, rather than building maintenance.
In this blog post, we will delve into the workings of weather louvres, focusing specifically on their ability to defend against rain.
Discover Dorothea's experience as a Technical Intern at Construction Specialties UK whilst she studied architecture at London Southbank University.
Keeping students on track is a full-time job - and it's our job to help energise the educational environment with inspired solutions.
Acrovyn hand rails, corner guards and hand/crash rails were chosen for the Residencia Sénior Francisca Cereja in Portugal, discover more here.
Large-scale expansion joint systems from Construction Specialties were designed and installed on the pedestrian bridge connecting the adult and children’s towers, allowing the structure to move adjacent to the building.
We were challenged by Tata Steel to develop a louvre system that would suit their Fast Fit, clip in façade cladding system, creating a flush finish with the adjacent cladding, and enabling natural and mechanical ventilation for the building.
Discover how vertical louvre models often out perform horizontal louvres and can sometimes reduce the amount of louvre required on the project.
To help support our local community, from Monday 31st October to Wednesday 7th December, Construction Specialties will become a Food Donation Point for Aylesbury Foodbank.
CS Bold Line B-7505 was specified for the Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York to create a dynamic looking façade whilst providing essential airflow to the space behind.
CS Pedisystems® entrance matting products are keeping entrance areas of the National Gallery in London welcoming, safe and clean.
CS Acrovyn wall protection was specified to help maintain the highest levels of hygiene and protect interiors from impact damage.
CS Bold Line B-7505 was modified to include LED lights for the iconic 16 Chestnut Building in Denver, USA. Discover more about the project here.
Learn what Louvre Aerodynamic Coefficient is, how it's measured and how to use it to specify the correct Louvre for your application.
Architects combined CS Architectural Louvres with metal vision barrier screens to create elegance and glamour at Rose Hill. Discover the result here:
Learn more about the UK's largest higher education project, where CS louvres provide excellent airflow and long-lasting protection from wind-driven rain.
CS provided 12” and 18” vertical airfoil blades across the west facade of the building, creating a modern, eye catching exterior, and a cool comfortable interior for students.
Learn how CS Rain Defence Louvres were used at the new Northampton Univeristy Waterside Campus and Energy Centre.
CS Rain Defence Louvres were chosen to withstand harsh weather conditions and regulate incoming airflow for the 150 North Riverside skyscraper. Discover why
Offering great durability and strength, CS Pedimat® Ultra entrance matting has been installed at the stunning One Snowhill office building in Birmingham.
To ensure that the modern hub’s ventilation system was high performance, energy efficient & attractive, HOK architects turned to CS for Architectural Louvres.
CS louvres are providing maximum airflow and rain defence as part of an innovative cooling and power system at two Noris Network data centres in Germany.
Learn how Portland artist Laura Bender of SitePainters gathers her ideas to provide beautiful works of art that inspire healing.
A CS solar shading system has provided an elegant new private residence with a stylish and sustainable way of creating a light-filled interior whilst managing solar heat gain and glare.
Construction Specialties has supplied a range of expansion joint covers and entrance matting for a new sports venue widely-regarded as the finest in Europe.
Construction Specialties was proud to supply Acrovyn by Design for the patient bedrooms at Calvary Adelaide Hospital in South Australia.
Our Acrovyn® brand is synonymous with building interior wall protection, here are 8 reasons to choose Acrovyn for your building.
CS supplied Gridline entrance flooring to the new Comcast Technology Centre in Philadelphia. The project architects also used Gridline for architectural accents throughout the building.
1,236m of CS SLA Screening Louvre system was installed on the Ty Maelfa Residential tower roof to hide the existing plant equipment and transmission masts.
CS supplied bespoke wall protection for a children’s early learning centre, which not only offered excellent impact resistance, but also imagery tailored to the client’s precise requirements.
As part of our Good to Give initiative, a group of CS employees spent a day volunteering at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital & Visitor Centre in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.
CS donated products and expertise to help brighten a local care home's Garden Room, giving residents a more welcoming, homely space to enjoy.
This article outlines the design considerations for wall protection in healthcare, including HBN 00-04, BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M requirements.
CS provided an extensive wall protection package for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, including bespoke Acrovyn by Design, handrails, crashrails & more.
The popular APF expansion joint cover from Construction Specialties has been installed in two Australian UNIQLO Clothing Stores, (Hornsby & Chatswood).
Bespoke graphics depicting trees & colourful butterflys were incorporated into CS Acrovyn by Design and fitted to full wall height in cot rooms, waiting & play areas.
As part of our Good to Give initiative, CS colleagues took a day out of the office to help a local care home by refurbishing their garden furniture.
CS Acrovyn Wall Protection and Expansion Joint Covers were recently installed at the new Care Hub and Primary & Urgent Care Buildings at Stirling Care Village
Chequers shopping centre were concerned about the walls in their back of house area, and needed a solution that would protect them from impact damage.
CS provided a 92m² Pedluxe Entrance mat featuring exterior grade carpet inserts. With 17million visitors per year, the centre needed a durable entrance matting solution.
CS were approached by Interserve to supply and install Airfoil Solar Shading and Screening Louvres at the St Piers school.
CS supplied and installed a range of bespoke louvre systems to provide the new state of the art Met Office Supercomputer Complex with Natural Ventilation.
To protect the interior floor surfaces and to reduce the cleaning and maintenance costs throughout the building, CS Pedimat Ultra entrance matting was specified.
CS were approached to provide a series of airfoil solar shading blades to create an architectural feature, and reduce glare through the mostly glass structure.
CS Acrovyn TP300 Rub Rails were specified for all circulation spaces throughout the facility, offering Light Duty protection for the walls.
As part of major refurbishment works CS supplied GTP-300HD expansion joint cover, a heavy duty recess mounted floor cover, ideal for shopping centres with intensive traffic across the joint.
CS Acrovyn HRWS6C was installed throughout the communal areas of the building, chosen for it’s non-institutional aesthetic & high quality finish.
CS Pediluxe was specified with alternating Grey coloured interior carpet inserts to avoid an overpowering dark effect against the light colours of the lobby
CS Louvres were specified to provide essential ventilation & screening for the building. A combination of models were chosen to suit the projects needs.
As part of a £200million redevelopment CS supplied and installed (via Conspec Contracts) an extensive wall protection package, protecting from impact damage
This article looks at one of the key interior design considerations for the visually impaired, colour contrast. Examining how the visually impaired move about a building, and discussing the legislative requirements for colour contrast and light reflectance, we showcase example colour options & offer recommendations.
Focusing on the specification of handrails, this article looks at the design considerations to permit accessibility for those with physical mobility issues, and how they can help compliance with BS 8300, Approved Document M, the Equality Act and HBN 00-04.
CS Gridline™ was chosen to complement the entryway finishes. Not only is dirt effectively trapped at the door, cutting down on maintenance costs and improving indoor air quality, but the stainless steel properties also offer a beautiful yet sustainable solution.
A collection of CS Allway Expansion Joint Covers were chosen to meet the various performance and aesthetic requirements of different areas of the new Bolton Interchange.
CS Acrovyn Rubber Wall Protection was specified by PLP Architecture to protect the underground car park of the new 66 Chiltern Place building in London. CS' in-house installation team, Conspec Contracts, installed the comprehensive protection package.
Passive fire protection (PFP) attempts to contain fires or slow the spread. Passive Fire Protection takes many forms, from fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors to expansion joint fire barriers, sprinklers and fire alarms. Discover the legislation behind the use of these products and their benefits.
CS were approached by Ashford International to supply and install a watertight expansion joint cover solution on levels 4 & 5 of their multi-storey car park, due to an existing joint cover failure.
CS were approached by RG Carter to supply and install external solar shading for the new Ely Leisure hub in North Cambridge. CMP Architects wanted the shading solution to make a bold statement by incorporating different coloured blades throughout the cantilevered Brise Soleil system. Discover the complete project.
As part of a lift refurbishment project at the Salisbury Hospital CS supplied a collection of Acrovyn products to transform the shabby lifts.
BP chose CS Omniwall to replace traditionally constructed walls in their new Kent Petrol Filling Station, helping to achieve a cleaner, faster build.
CS supplied RSH-5700 louvres to the VIA 57 West building, offering high airflow and rain defence performance.
CS supplied 4 clear anodised Pediluxe entrance mats with interior carpet inserts to the Fenwick Department Store in Colchester.
CS supplied a Solar Shading solution to Lida vets, offering reduced glare and solar heat gain for their glass, conservatory style waiting area.
A cloud of grain dust created by a collapsing grain store exploded, this type of explosion is a serious hazard in many manufacturing industries, learn more.
Photos of Astronauts in Space were embedded in Acrovyn by Design and installed on the walls & lobby doors of the IMAX Experience at the Kennedy Space Center
A comprehensive wall protection package featuring Acrovyn Corner Guards, Textured Sheet, Bespoke printed wall protection and Bed Head Protectors.
CS supplied curved timber handrail and a comprehensive protection package to the new Tameside Macmillan Unit offering a modern, non-institutional aesthetic.
CS supplied custom expansion joint covers for the atrium at Bristol Life Sciences.
A beautiful image of butterflies has been encapsulated in CS Acrovyn by Design, transforming the entrance to the mortuary area of St Michael’s Hospital.
CS supplied printed wall murals to the Heart Hospital Operating theatre, transforming the patient experience & helping to make them feel calm & cared for.
The Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory required a testable, resettable explosion venting solution to replace their sacrificial plywood panels.
CS supplied three 1.22m x 2.44m explosion venting panels to Glangwili General Hopsital for a new medical gas store within the hospital.
Discover the Service Corridor Protection package from CS that ensures Guildhall Shopping Centre's back-of-house areas stay maintenance free for years.
Optegra's new eye hospital in London has benefited from a high performance interior finishes package from CS, protecting doors, walls & ceilings in theatres
To ensure the hospital’s corridor walls could withstand constant use by 30,000+ patients a day, the hospital chose Hospital Grade Wall Protection from CS.
The casino's existing parking expansion joint covers were leaking between floors, and had also become a trip hazard. Discover how CS solved their issues.
The design team wanted to provide interest & distraction for the children whilst ensuring walls were durable & easy to clean, they chose Acrovyn by Design.