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Back to the future with Terracotta

Meaning ‘burnt earth’ in Latin, terracotta was first used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as an architectural material. However, this historic clay product is now showing off its sustainable credentials with a number of recent UK remediation projects. James Butler, commercial director of natural cladding specialist Pura Facades, highlights the positive role this often-overlooked […]

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20
Jun
2022
Back to the future with Terracotta
Meaning ‘burnt earth’ in Latin, terracotta was first used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as an architectural material. However, this historic clay product is now showing off its sustainable credentials with a number of recent UK remediation projects. James Butler, commercial director of natural cladding specialist Pura Facades, highlights the positive role this often-overlooked […]
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Peter Johnson Vivalda Group
06
Oct
2021
Behind the Façade – new documentary heralds ‘era of responsibility’ for the UK cladding industry
A groundbreaking film which explores the UK construction industry’s response to the Grenfell Tower disaster has been launched to encourage more open debate within the UK construction industry. Funded by Vivalda Group, Pura Facades parent company, and produced award-winning filmmaker Hamlett Films, the 25-minute documentary is entitled ‘Behind the Façade’ and includes contributions from architects, […]
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15
Sep
2021
New documentary ‘Behind the Façade’ premieres at UK Construction Week 2021
A groundbreaking new film which explores the UK construction industry’s response to the Grenfell Fire tragedy will be premiered at UK Construction Week in Birmingham on Tuesday 5th October. Produced by Vivalda Group Pura Facades parent company, and award-winning filmmaker Hamlett Films, the 20-minute documentary is entitled ‘Behind the Façade’ and includes contributions from architects, […]
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Oaklands Rise Development West London
30
Jun
2021
Pura supplies Oaklands Rise Development with ‘outstanding’ GRC cladding
Pura, the natural external facades specialist, is completing a £2.6m contract to supply bespoke Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) panels and associated fixing systems to the landmark Oaklands Rise development at Willesden Junction, west London. The high-quality cladding manufactured by Austrian firm Rieder forms the exterior facades of the balconies and punctuates the brickwork on the […]
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Pura Facades unveils video explaining benefits of GRC
18
May
2021
Pura Facades unveils video explaining benefits of GRC
While more architects and contractors are utilising Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) as a natural and highly tactile building façade, there is still misunderstanding about the material’s correct specification.   To dispel some of the myths surrounding this increasingly popular cladding option, Pura Facades has produced a short video.   Called ‘CladMaster – GRC Explained’, the […]
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Pura Facades celebrates UK cladding excellence with award sponsorship
26
Apr
2021
Pura Facades celebrates UK cladding excellence with award sponsorship
Pura, the UK’s leading provider of GRC, terracotta and brick slip façade solutions, is showing its support for the sector in 2021 with the sponsorship of the Best Brick Slip category at the RCI Façade Awards. Organised by the cladding industry’s top magazine, Roofing Cladding & Insulation (RCI), the annual awards are always well supported across the […]
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Angel Court, London
28
Dec
2020
Angel Court – A look back
We take a look back at one our most successful Fibre C interior projects, One Angel Court situated in the centre of the financial district. One Angel Court is an impressive office redevelopment in the heart of the city within the Bank Conservation Area. The 24 storey tower provides office accommodation, retail and restaurant space […]
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Vivalda Group listed in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020 Report For Fourth Successive Year
10
Nov
2020
Vivalda Group listed in LSE’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020
The UK’s largest supplier of cladding and facades, Vivalda Group – which includes the Pura Facades, Vivalda, MSP and Prism Power Coating brands – have been recognised as one of the UK’s most inspirational companies by the London Stock Exchange.     Non-flammable cladding specialist Vivalda Group is now appearing in the organisation’s annual report […]
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Cladding’s Class Act
22
Oct
2020
Cladding’s Class Act
How a new inter-generational campus is setting new trends in rainscreen cladding.   Jedburgh Grammar campus, near to the border town of Kelso, has just opened its doors to a cohort of several hundred pupils. While this is unremarkable for a school of 10,450m2, the fact that students’ ages range from two to 18 is. […]
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Life After Lockdown
14
Aug
2020
Life After Lockdown
Life After Lockdown explores how PURA has overcome the challenges that the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown brought to the UK & Ireland.   James Butler our Commercial Director talks communication, getting projects over the line and newly completed jobs.  
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Faith in the City: Pura Facades invests in new London HQ
28
Jul
2020
Faith in the City: Pura Facades invests in new London HQ
Despite the recent rise in remote working, natural cladding supplier Pura Facades still believes there is a place for responsible face-to-face collaboration within the construction sector.   As the UK’s leading provider of non-combustible GRC (glass reinforced concrete), terracotta and brick slip panels, Pura has just moved into a contemporary 3,600 sq. ft. office in […]
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