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SIG Design & Technology - London Homes Planted with Green Roof Benefits
Green roofing forms a key part of roof design as part of a model for sustainable living in 21st century London. Barking Riverside is a joint venture project between Bellway Homes and the Homes & Community Agency. It is an element of the Mayor of Londonís plan to build 10,800 new homes, retail, transport links and new town facilities in the Barking region of East London. Green roofing was specified for some 50 homes each with a green roof...Read More
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Munters - Refurbishment goes Swimmingly at Manchester Aquatics Centre
Munters has recently completed a refurbishment project for the dehumidifiers at Manchester Aquatics Centre. The three MX series desiccant dehumidifiers have now been retrofitted with Munters Energy Recovery Purge (ERP) technology in order to reduce running costs by approximately 20% per year while preserving the building fabric and optimising comfort. Purpose built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games...Read More
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Space Air - Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive will be Introduced in 2014!
Introduced on the 12th July 2013, Government made the long awaited announcement that the RHI will be introduced into the Domestic sector in April 2014. The RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) is the worldís first long-term financial support scheme for renewable heat. Launched in November 2011 for non-domestic sector, providing payments for renewable heating equipment to businesses and public sector organisations. As of April 2014...Read More
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Anconís New App makes Choosing Wall Ties Simple
Structural fixings specialist, Ancon, has launched a new Cavity Wall Tie Product Selector App in response to the growing use of smartphones and tablets in the construction industry. The new App, which is available for both iPhone and Android handsets, makes choosing the most appropriate wall tie for any cavity wall construction quick and easy, whether at home, on-site or in the office. App users simply answer a series of simple...Read More
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Prysmian Set to Protect Patients at New Super Hospital
Leading UK fire safety and security provider Scotshield has chosen Prysmian FP cables for the fire safety systems in the New South Glasgow Hospital in the city. Scotshield specialises in life safety systems and worked together with consultants to specify Prysmian FP PLUS enhanced fire resistant cable to ensure maximum safety and circuit integrity. Approximately one hundred and eighty thousand metres of Prysmian FP PLUS is...Read More
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ABB Power - Read all about it: ABB News Update
With news and developments from across the power industry in the UK, ABB has recently published its regular newsletter, FFWD. Read about how ABB has made upgrades at Rugeley and Medway power stations, as well as the latest updates on projects including an innovative tidal power venture in Scotland. The newsletter also includes a feature story on a primary substation which ABB designed and built in London's Docklands for...Read More
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Formica Group brings Tasty Designs to KFC, France
The Paris-based architecture agency AKDV used Formica® - Unilin Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) for the interior fit of the KFC restaurants in France. The designers of AKDV in collaboration with Mr. Desboigues, from KFC created stunning interiors using Marne Oak F5381 and Hudson Oak F5376 as well as Patina Brush F8975 from the Formica® - Unilin MFC. A popular choice for the hospitality environment, the Formica® - Unilin...Read More
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Crown Paints Flies the Flag for Business Success in European Awards
The European Business Awards has announced that Crown Paints is to represent the United Kingdom as a national champion in its prestigious 2013/2014 Awards programme. Crown beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 50 National Champions from across the nation, representing the countryís cream of successful, sustainable businesses. The judges were looking for organisations who exhibited the highest levels of...Read More
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Airedale - How to Reduce Energy Consumption by up to 70%
According to the Carbon Trust, large UK businesses are paying out more than £1.6 billion too much on their energy bills every year because many are yet to seize the full opportunity to cut bills by around 15% through energy efficiency measures. Leading precision air conditioning, IT cooling, process and comfort cooling solutions manufacturer, Airedale International, has a solution that can contribute to overall energy savings. Replacing...Read More
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Eaton-Williams - Vapac Humidity Seminar gets CIBSE Approval
Vapacís new CIBSE accredited seminar offers a complete guide to humidification with a particular emphasis on its effect on health and well-being. Focusing on infection control and legislation in the healthcare sector, Healthy Humidity is available free of charge to M&E Design Engineers and those engineers working in Facilities and Health Estates management. Presented by experienced and knowledgeable professionals, Vapacís Healthy...Read More
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HVMS Achieves Top Scores in its Achilles' Verify Utilities Assessment
HVMS has achieved top scores in the latest Achillesí Verify Assessments in Health & Safety (95%), Environment (91%) and Quality (95%). The Achilles Verify assessment involved an evaluation of a HVMSís Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems. The assessment was split over two days, with the first day focusing on all relevant documentation. The second day evaluated each systemís practical...Read More
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Dulux Trade - CRASH Patrons Bring Colour to the Lives of Londonís Young Homeless
Dulux Trade has teamed up with fellow CRASH patron Taylor Wimpey to use their professional expertise and quality materials to breathe new life into two Centrepoint facilities. Bringing colour to the lives of some of Londonís most vulnerable young people, the two companies gave a much needed makeover to Centrepointís Farnborough House in South East London. Farnborough House is an 11 bedroom short stay (three months) assessment...Read More
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Broadcrown - David Borgman Calls on Support for SMEís from the UK Government...
Broadcrown delegates (Niall Pugh, Chris Connors and Ken Good) attended the recent UK Trade and Export Finance Conference at the NEC organised by Export a with Broadcrown Managing Director, David Borgman taking centre stage as Speaker and panellist at the opening morning session. The Conference brought together over 250 senior decision makers from the corporate, financial and government sectors, including captains of industry...Read More
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Harlequin Floors Celebrates the Academy Dance Studio & Training Centre Launch in...
The world leaders in advanced technology flooring for dance and the performing arts, Harlequin Floors, have played a vital part in the development of The Academy, the south coastís largest dance studio and training centre. Opened on Friday by Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers, Ian White and Natalie Lowe, the centre in Southampton features 720m² of Harlequin Activity Sprung Floor and Harlequin Standfast. Friday 28th June...Read More
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