Contour Blog

19May2017

Anti-ligature smoke detector covers now available

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Contour has recently completed design and manufacture of made-to-measure anti-ligature smoke detectors covers, for a NHS Mental Health Trust. In common with our latest anti-ligature radiator guards, the covers’ ventilation grilles make use of 2mm diameter holes set at 4mm centres... Continue Reading →

02May2017

Pre-Loved Post Protectors for Sale

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We currently have 15 post protectors for sale at clearance prices. Manufactured from weatherproof and fire retardant material, these protectors are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. They are ideal for playgrounds, car parks, reception areas and other public spaces. 15... Continue Reading →

02Mar2017

New column casing for Heathrow

Often an architectural feature or series of features needs to be supplemented with a new or replacement item to match an existing design scheme. However, for whatever reason, it’s sometimes not possible to use the original fixture manufacturers. This raises justifiable... Continue Reading →

26Jan2017

Contour & Autron 2016 Project Review

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Got a spare minute? Well actually 1 minute 17 secs? Then take a look at a short video of some of Contour and Autron’s key 2016 design, manufacturing and installation projects. These included the manufacture and installation of building anti-climb protection... Continue Reading →

11Nov2016

Safety at school

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Examples of our recent work at Seghill School, Northumberland, where we recently manufactured and installed smart new radiator guards to protect children and staff from potentially dangerously hot radiator surfaces.                      ... Continue Reading →

19Sep2016

Nigel Simmonds – A new member for the team

Nigel has now has joined the Contour team as Technical Estimator. Nigel brings with him a wealth of sector experience, having worked in the design, supply and installation of bespoke aluminium products for over 25 years. Over this time Nigel has... Continue Reading →

08Sep2016

A new school for a new school term

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During the Spring and Summer,  Contour were involved in the manufacture and installation of aluminium fascia, soffits and sills at Royds Hall Community School’s new purpose-built primary school building, in Huddersfield. The development project was commissioned by Kirklees Council and overseen... Continue Reading →

07Jun2016

Five Facts About Clostridium difficile

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Clostridium difficile is a highly contagious, disease-causing bacterium found in the human intestine. Commonly referred to as C. diff or C. difficile, the symptoms of C. difficile infection include watery diarrhoea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain. The bacterium... Continue Reading →

27Apr2016

One piece aluminium corner copings

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No lines. No joints. No problems. Contour manufactures all its aluminium coping corners in one piece. This means there are no joint lines for the weather to erode over time, thereby minimizing the chance of water damage to the wall below. With... Continue Reading →

27Apr2016

10 Things you may not know about Aluminium

Contour has considerable experience of designing and manufacturing in this most versatile of building and construction materials. However here are 10 things that you may not necessarily know about the this amazing metal. Aluminium is the 2nd most widely used metal... Continue Reading →

08Mar2016

3D PDF proofs now available from Contour

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Contour is now able to produce and provide customers with 3D images of its architectural fabrications and safe surface temperature products for pre-production proofing, using Acrobat PDFs. This facility now allows us to provide technically accurate product prototype imagery to specifiers and customers in an... Continue Reading →

09Oct2015

Goldman Sachs programme delivers success for Contour

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Contour has been celebrating Managing Director, Leigh Simpson’s graduation from the 2015 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme, run in partnership with Aston University in Birmingham. This innovative programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical guidance and business support to... Continue Reading →

09Oct2015

Anti-ligature LST radiator project video now available

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A new video covering Contour’s supply of anti-ligature radiators and guards to Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust’s mental health recovery unit, is now available to view. Watch the video and read the full case study.  

24Jul2015

Contour releases Wing Building video

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A new YouTube video showcasing the column casings designed and manufactured by Contour for the Wing Building at the Battle of Britain Memorial, is now available to view. Watch the video and read the full case study. Maintained by the Battle... Continue Reading →

08Apr2015

Pipe Covers Protect Property from Major Damage

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The 2014 ONS Crime Study recorded over 1.4 million incidents of criminal damage to buildings in England and Wales, including intentional and malicious vandalism to homes, retail units and offices. This is a major problem for social landlords and property managers,... Continue Reading →

16Dec2014

91% Cleaner Radiator Guards

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As part a continual research and development program, leading LST radiator specialists Contour has undertaken a pioneering microbiological study to better understand the levels of potentially harmful bacteria present within a healthcare environment. The study was conducted in partnership with antimicrobial... Continue Reading →

12Dec2014

New LST Radiator Guard Brochure Launched

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A new LST radiator guard brochure has been launched by safe surface temperature specialists Contour. The technical brochure features information on a ground-breaking infection prevention study, Contour’s innovative BIM programme and includes full technical specifications and HD case study photography. The... Continue Reading →

12Dec2014

Design, manufacture & Install at new Surbiton Health Centre

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Contour recently delivered a complete survey, design, manufacture and installation package for their pioneering Architectural Aluminium range at the new, state-of-the-art Surbiton Health Centre. The range consisted of Aluminium parapet wall coping, bullnose fascia, column casings and rainwater goods. Contour worked... Continue Reading →

12Dec2014

New Column Casing Brochure Unveiled

The new metal column casing brochure from Contour is the most comprehensive guide available, containing high-definition project photography, full product specifications, digitally-rendered 3D images and an overview of every column casing solution offered. Contour were the first UK manufacturer to make... Continue Reading →