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Bilco Provides Sweet Solution for Luxury Edinburgh Student Accommodation
Seven Bilco MUGEW-50REM single leaf smoke vents have been installed on four blocks of Sugarhouse Close, Edinburgh’s prestigious new student accommodation in the heart of the Old Town. The vents, from specialist roof hatch manufacturer Bilco, will help to protect the 300 resident students in the event of fire, and will also afford protection for a number of listed buildings which make up part of the complex. Appropriate ventilation...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Lossnay Offers a Sustainable Fresh Air Solution for Stylish Home
A stunning, luxurious 4-bedroomed bungalow in Hertfordshire is benefiting from a mechanical heat recovery ventilation system from Mitsubishi Electric, helping it to comply with strict planning regulations and meet the Code for Sustainable Homes. The gabled structure has been designed and built by Lansberry Ltd, specialists in bespoke developments, and sits in four acres of greenbelt with amazing views across the surrounding valley...Read More
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Bells Power - 20 Gresham Street
Hermes Real Estate secured a long term lease with Standard Bank on a new build in London in 2008/2009. Part of this premium lease agreement is to provide back up power supplies for the building in the event of a mains power failure. The FG Wilson generator sets were made available immediately for delivery to site which offered to bring forward the lease 3 months from previously envisaged by the client therefore improving their forecasted...Read More
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Sandtex Trade - Scottish Homeowners put Trust in Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure™
Maintaining the weatherbeaten exteriors of a 300-year old Grade II listed property in an exposed location can be quite a responsibility, as homeowner Emma Anderson knows only too well. In the Pentland Hills overlooking Edinburgh, Emma and her neighbours share a large 18th century farmhouse building, which recently required full scale exterior redecoration after substantial repair and maintenance works had been carried out. When it came...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Helps Telcos Control Costs with Expansion of DC Power...
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximising reliability, deployment speed and operational efficiency for communications networks, is meeting demands for tighter fiscal controls in the telecom industry by growing its family of retrofit solutions. The most recent addition to the DC Power Retrofit Program for full global rollout is a retrofit program for ACTURA™ power systems...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Italy’s Largest Supermarket Chain Checks out a BEMS from...
As part of its commitment to environmental best practice, leading Italian supermarket chain, Unicoop Tirreno, recently installed a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend Controls in its flagship store in Rome, which will allow it to reduce energy consumption, lower carbon emissions and save money. Coop Italia is a network of 115 Italian cooperatives located throughout the country and which comprise its largest...Read More
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Cembrit Stays True at Barnfield West
An eye-catching façade featuring Cembrit TRUE cladding has been created at Barnfield West Academy in Luton. The new-build academy is an impressive development and the elevation featuring TRUE uses the dark Etna colour to make a modern and striking visual statement. Barnfield West is a new build, 8-form entry Academy for 1450 pupils aged 11-18. Designed by Architecture PLB the design was born out of extensive consultation with...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - A Fresh Approach at Ecobuild Delivers Record Responses for Fläkt Woods
Ecobuild 2013 has proved to be another hugely successful show for leading ventilation experts Fläkt Woods. Showcasing its latest range of ‘Roof to Room’ products including the new Optimix room diffusers and FreeFlow natural ventilation units, the company received record numbers of visitors and enquiries from a broad range of industry experts including architects, specifiers and building services engineers. Commenting on the...Read More
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Pilkington Glass Range the Perfect FIT for Inaugural Trade Show
The NSG Group, manufacturer of Pilkington glass in the UK, will be exhibiting at the first ever FIT Show in April, bringing customers up to speed with the latest developments from one of the UK’s most trusted glass brands. At the company’s stand (2-350), customers will learn how the new off-line coating facility at Cowley Hill allows it to provide the complete range of products needed for any architectural application here in the UK...Read More
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ABB Power - New Primary Substation Delivers Future-Proof Power Security for Telehouse
Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT solutions, has successfully future-proofed the power supply for its London Docklands campus with the creation of its own primary 132 kilovolt (kV) substation. ABB was responsible for the turnkey project to design, supply, install and commission all the electrical plant from the high voltage gas insulated switchgear (GIS) and transformers to the low voltage switchboards...Read More
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NUDURA UK - Build with NUDURA ICF Whatever the Weather
NUDURA ICF provides a fast track approach for a variety of building projects. NUDURA forms reduce labour time which radically cuts costs. NUDURA also extends the normal building season into autumn and winter because a watertight structure can be achieved very quickly, allowing other trades immediate access to finish the structure. When NUDURA’s ICF technology was specified for the £24.9m Inclusive Learning Campus...Read More
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Eaton ‘Follows the Charge’ at Hannover Messe 2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton will be showcasing its new ideas and solutions for power management and efficient machines at this year's Hannover Messe under the slogan “Follow the Charge”. From 8th-12th April visitors to the company’s stand (C69, Hall 11) can find out how to meet both current and future challenges posed by rapidly growing energy demand through power management solutions. Highlights will include a working...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - Soccer School to Sharpen Skills with ‘indestructible football’...
Young players at the Steve Beeks’ Soccer School will have the chance to put their endurance skills to the test after a donation of 25 specially-designed training footballs from STYROFOAM insulation manufacturer Dow Building Solutions, which has its UK headquarters in Staines. The footballs, known as One World Futbols, are made with Dow technology and are designed to be puncture-resistant, ultra-durable and require no pump...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Green Quarter Manchester Mailbox Installation
The scheme consisted of 216 COM 2 black mailboxes in a 8 high x 27 wide configuration with American white oak shelving. Sited in the Green Quarter apartments reception area. These mailboxes were not only chosen for their aesthetically interesting design but for their secure functionality as well. The mailbox design was based upon a previous Crosby and Rocha development in Birmingham. An installation team from The Safety...Read More
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