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Levolux Dresses up Primark
The newly refurbished Primark store in Newcastle’s city centre now boasts around 114,600 sq feet of reconfigured retail space, and a remodelled exterior featuring a radical external Screening Solution by Levolux. Thanks to a re-design by 3DReid architects, the building has undergone a dramatic transformation, shedding its concrete façade in exchange for one that is ultra-modern, ornate and energy efficient. As the UK’s leading solar shading...Read More
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TROX Chilled Beams & VAV Units Score Top Marks at Newcastle Sixth Form College
TROX chilled beams and flow rate controllers are ensuring that an impressive new sixth form college in the north east of England achieves the ideal indoor environment for learning without costing the earth. The £22 million project to create the Newcastle Sixth Form College has provided a state-of-the-art world-class learning environment. The 11,000 square metre building is the only dedicated sixth form college in the city of...Read More
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Armstrong Pumps Reduce Energy & Maintenance Costs for Major London Development
Armstrong pumps specified for a major London new build project will reduce maintenance requirements to a minimum throughout their lifecycles at the same time as delivering exceptional energy efficiency performance. 62 Buckingham Gate is a cutting edge, environmentally-sensitive Land Securities development in the Victoria area of London, on the site of the now demolished Selbourne House, SW1. Designed for mixed use...Read More
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DORMA Sets a High Standard with McDonald’s
As part of a national refurbishment programme for McDonald’s, the installation of high quality automatic doors from DORMA at 169 restaurants across the UK is proving vital in delivering the utmost levels of safety and convenience. Appointed to supply automatic door operators for installation throughout the country, DORMA’s modern, sleek and stylish automatic doors help to provide a reliable and pleasant experience for customers...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms - Thrills & Spills for Crowning Champions of Total Install®
Following the completion of this summer’s hugely popular Total Install® Challenge, the joint installer initiative formed between Twyford Bathrooms and Plumb Center, the reigning champions enjoyed their top prize by taking life into the fast lane. Now in its second year, the Total Install® Challenge comprised of a series of eight road show events themed around the need for speed, whereby installers took part in various challenges, including...Read More
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Hanson Sets New Sustainability Targets towards 2020
Hanson UK’s 2013 Performance and sustainability report shows many on-going positive achievements in the company’s sustainability performance against a backdrop of falling production volumes and a tough operating climate. The report covers the calendar year 2012 and reports on performance against five clear themes – people; carbon; water and biodiversity, waste and raw materials and systems. It was an important year for...Read More
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Ancon Building Products - Sheffield-based Ancon Building Products joins the...
2013 marks 100 years since Harry Brearley, a Sheffield metallurgist, discovered a super-steel that was to have an enduring impact on everyday life all over the world. Today, the high strength, corrosion resistance and aesthetic qualities of Stainless Steel mean its use is widespread - from cutlery and kitchen sinks to surgical instruments and sculptures - with new applications being found all the time. Like Harry Brearley, ANCON is an integral...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - New Guidance on U-value Calculations for Roofs
Roof insulation manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new guide on making U-value calculations for inverted flat roofs. Authored by Dr Steve Johnson, Technical Manager for the STYROFOAM and XENERGY extruded polystyrene producer, the paper outlines key considerations to bear in mind, including: 1. U-values: Location, Location, Location. 2. Design and declared lambda values: know the difference...Read More
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Purus Introduce 7 Pipe Connectors
Purus introduce their range of 7 Pipe Connectors for those awkward waste pipe situations. They suit many different sizes and a range of pipe materials, with the 7 connectors giving up to 60 connecting options. Using the Purus connector guide will make it easier to choose pipe connections between different pipe dimensions. Instead of having to carry 60 or so connectors on the plumbers van; the plumber now only has to carry seven options to...Read More
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Crown Paints - Crowning Glory for Recycled Paint Scheme
A RECYCLING scheme, which offers a colourful boost to community projects, has won an environmental business award. Crown Paints’ Kick Out The Can initiative was launched earlier this year in association with Climate Week 2013 in a bid to encourage the re-use of unwanted paint lurking in sheds, cupboards and garages across the nation. Now the scheme, which has supported community projects throughout England and Wales, is to...Read More
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Danfoss - Luxury Scottish Honeymoon Cabins Reap the Benefits of Renewable Energy
Two honeymoon log cabins within the luxury wedding venue, The Vu in West Lothian, are reaping the rewards of renewable energy, following the installation of two Danfoss DHP-AT air source heat pumps. The new build cottages each host an 8kW unit, used for heating and domestic hot water. The owners were recommended the system via Danfoss approved installer Eco Coil Heating, following months of research into other heating...Read More
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Daikin UK adds Spare Parts Online Ordering Tool to its Portfolio
Daikin UK has developed an online ordering facility for the purchase of spare parts. This will enable its heating, air conditioning and renewable energy installers to purchase parts 24 hours a day. The online ordering tool provides pricing and availability, schematic diagrams to visually demonstrate relevant parts and systems, and aid the selection of substitute parts. Installers can also log on to the system using their mobile devices on site. The online...Read More
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Harlequin Floors Presents the Australian Dance Awards 2013
Global industry leaders and specialists in high quality dance and performance flooring, Harlequin Floors, are once again main sponsors for the Australian Dance Awards 2013 – hosted by Canberra for the very first time as part of the city’s centenary celebrations. Held on the 5th August at the Canberra Theatre Centre, this year’s event was to celebrate the best in Australian dance with performances from leading companies, presentations...Read More
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VES - Energy Related Products (ErP)
In January 2013 as part of the European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) directive, the first phase of new energy efficiency standards for fans has been implemented. The new requirements for efficiency levels for fans have become mandatory and the implication is that a number of fans on the market place are no longer compliant. Directive 2009/125/EC defines how this regulation is to be applied to fans with power inputs between...Read More
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