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Wienerberger Donates Materials & Expertise to The Skills Show
Leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, Wienerberger, has – for the second year running – provided practical support to the World Skills UK competition, which was held at The Skills Show last week, by providing over 40,000 bricks and an expert judge. •Hosted at the NEC in Birmingham from the 14th to the 16th November, Wienerberger’s very own Simon Dixon attended the World Skills UK competition as an expert...Read More
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Kingspan Produces New Raised Access Floors CPD Seminar
Kingspan Access Floors has produced a new RIBA-approved CPD seminar designed to improve the level of understanding and awareness of the application standards and specification considerations for raised access floors. Entitled ‘Introduction To Raised Access Flooring’ the seminar covers the following areas: •What is a raised access floor system? •Features/benefits of raised access floor systems •Applications •Finishes...Read More
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Pilkington Texture Glass Contora™ Dispute Resolved
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has resolved a dispute with Uniglass Limited in relation to its UK Registered Design Number 2090474 for Pilkington Texture Glass Contora™ patterned glass. Without admitting liability for infringement, Uniglass has undertaken not to sell or offer for sale, or import into the United Kingdom, goods which infringe this registered right, including but not limited to their Uni-Tor product. Further, Uniglass...Read More
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Flowcrete Gains New Foothold in Asia
Flooring manufacturer Flowcrete is building on international success by strengthening its presence in Southeast Asia. The company has already supplied world-leading solutions to a number of major projects in Singapore. Now it’s expanding operations in the country to provide a new and improved service under the name Flowcrete Asia. The company has created an extended network of applicators on the island, where new head of...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - Critical Advantages in the Data Centre: Live Webcast...
Wednesday December 11, 2013 @ 11am to 11.40am GMT. Register now! Data Centre Racks and Containment are strategic assets capable of maximising, scalability, security, energy efficiency and management of the data centre. Join the Emerson Network Power Critical Advantage Webcast for insight into how to gain significant energy cost savings through effective and efficient rack containment. The webcast will provide insight...Read More
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Munters - DigiPlex & Munters set the bar with Largest Indirect Evaporative Cooled Data...
DigiPlex's success in providing reliable, energy efficient data storage is set to grow at their new €60m data centre at Fetsund Oslo with the help of Munters Oasis™ IEC indirect evaporative cooling (IEC) technology. Munters innovative Oasis™ IEC 200 is at the heart of DigiPlex's Air to Air (A2A) cooling system which has been designed to provide an ultra low PUE of 1.12, and cooling pPUE of 1.06. A total of 52 Oasis IEC 200s will reduce...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Stroud District Council gets an ‘A’ for Energy Efficiency
As part of a £12 million, two-year programme to fit energy efficient, low carbon technology to its properties, Stroud District Council is now able to boast its first residential property with an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate. The Council is using the one-bedroom bungalow in King’s Stanley, Gloucestershire, as a show house for tenants wanting to find out how renewable technology works and what the benefits are. The property...Read More
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The IS Appoints New Sales Manager
Ian Fitt has been appointed Sales Manager for The IS Limited and joined the company on the 2nd September to head up the sales team. Ian has spent most of his career working in the electrical specification industry and joins us from Electrack part of the Legrand Electric Ltd. Ian will in his new role focus on specification and contractor sales for the company's lighting control and modular wiring product. For further information please use the...Read More
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Socomec - Transforming Historic Spaces
Socomec’s Critical Power UK division delivers a series of Masterys BC UPS units to the new Stonehenge visitor building – the first phase of improvements to the setting and visitor experience of Stonehenge which is due to open in June 2014. As a World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world and holds a pivotal place in the development of archaeology. The original visitor centre was...Read More
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Cembrit Cares for Hazeldene House
Westerland A+ rated fibre cement slates from Cembrit have provided a newly built care home facility in Pembury with a sustainable and attractive finish. Replacing an older property that was demolished, the slates needed to remain in keeping with the original look of the facility. Hazeldene House is a Graham Care Group development that provides professional support for residents with significant care needs in studio and one bedroom...Read More
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Dulux Trade Most Trusted Decorators Announced
Dulux Trade has unveiled the regional winners of this year’s hotly contested Most Trusted Decorator competition, after receiving over 700 nominations from across the UK. As part of its campaign to find the UK’s most trustworthy decorator, Dulux Trade asked homeowners to nominate dedicated painters who they believe go the extra mile to earn their trust. The paint manufacturer selected the top decorators from 10 regions who will now...Read More
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Catnic Helps Maximise Social Developments
A new social housing refurbishment project by affordable housing specialist Southdale on Dudley Estate in Halifax has featured Catnic steel lintels in the £3.2 million redevelopment scheme in West Yorkshire. 45 two and three bedroom family homes were in need of complete renovation to ensure they exceeded the Decent Homes Standard. Surrounded by a variety of schools in West Yorkshire, this high profile house improvement...Read More
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DMS Sontex Heat Meter Training Sessions
We will be running free of charge training sessions on our exclusive range of Sontex Heat Meters, the courses will be taken by our Technical Manager Chris Bishop, and the training sessions will take place at our brand new purpose built offices in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. The sessions will consist of the following; •Introduction to Sontex SS440 and SS449 •Sontex Superstatic Operation and Installation SS440...Read More
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Crown Paints Team in Pole Position with Gold Standard
Crown Paints is one of the just a handful of companies to have achieved the prestigious Investor In People Gold award. Presented for outstanding performance, the accolade puts Crown in the top tier of UK organisations to make the gold grade. At the time of their assessment, just over three per cent of organisations nationwide had achieved the status - and in the north of England only 19 were noted from a manufacturing-related...Read More
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