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AFI Major Projects: Amazing 2-day dinosaur installation at Heathrow Terminal 5

The major project team from AFI group of companies, one of the UK's leading powered access specialists, has been busy this spring with the successful installation of a 13-metre 155m year-old dinosaur skeleton, which towered over the check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Fri, Jun 28th 2019 | Read Article

Essential maintenance works on aircraft at Duxford by Rapid Platforms

The Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) is a voluntary organisation established in 1975 and a partner organisation of the Imperial War Museum (IWM). In this case, the Society needed to undertake some essential refurbishment work on the top of the tailplane of its Vickers VC10.

Thu, Jan 16th 2020 | Read Article

AFI becomes Film & TV's 'Albert Sustainable Production' recommended Supplier

The AFI group of companies has become a recommended supplier to the UK Production & Broadcasting Industry by the prestigious BAFTA Albert Consortium. AFI were able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact that their specialist powered access equipment has on film and media production processes.

Mon, Nov 25th 2019 | Read Article


The cycle of life: Reimagining, revitalising and reinventing our spaces

Space is a universal constraint, and with the UN projecting that 68% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050, time is also constrained in how we make the most of the space available to us.

There's little ‘new' space to work with though. New buildings are judged on their environmental footprints, developments are bound by planning, and urban sprawl is prevented through green belt initiatives. Listed, heritage and historic buildings are protected from demolition or redevelopment.

One of the ways we can cope is simply by repurposing and recycling such spaces, through intelligent and sensitive modernisation, as well as by ‘upcycling' them in ways that respect their past.

Here, Isabel Blanco, marketing communications manager for Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, addresses some key considerations.

Kawneer systems help herald a gateway to a unique building

Manufacturer's aluminium glazing systems used again at Bournemouth University.

Housebuilder's plan just the ticket

An expanding South West housebuilder has been granted planning permission for a development in Cam, near Stroud in Gloucestershire, which will ease parking congestion around the local railway station.

Kawneer glazing systems are an Academy winner

Windows, curtain walling and doors feature on the new London Screen Academy.

300 new homes plan for depot site

The historic Freight Depot site in central Gateshead that has stood vacant for 25 years could be about to go through a huge redevelopment. A planning application for 300 new homes on the former freight site, off the Felling Bypass, has been submitted by Gateshead Regeneration Partnership to planners at Gateshead Council.

Safety improvements at Lewisham tower blocks

Work to install new cladding to three tower blocks in Lewisham has begun three weeks ahead of schedule.