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Fulton Boilers at the Heart of Domestic & General’s Process
Fulton Limited, a leading British manufacturer of steam, hot water and thermal fluid solutions, has supplied three dual-fuel-fired, skid-mounted boiler systems – a 30J and two 40J – to cavity wall insulation specialist Domestic & General Insulation (DGI) and its wholly-owned processing subsidiary Thermabead. Formed in 1986, DGI is one of the largest insulation specialists in the UK and has, since 2005, been manufacturing...Read More
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Danfoss Drives Power Project of the Year
130VLT® Drives control pumps in award winning project, YasWaterworld, a new water theme park in Abu Dhabi. The new park which opened in Abu Dhabi in January 2013, has been awarded the overall Project of the Year award at the Middle East Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Awards 2012. Danfoss drives are used to control pumps in what the judges described as an “iconic project integrating the latest technology...Read More
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VES Ecovent Acoustic - Low Noise Heat Recovery
There is now a greater awareness of ventilation noise issues across many applications but in particular education via the Building Bulletin 93 - Acoustics for Schools (BB93). VES' new Ecovent Acoustic Heat Recovery Unitis ideal for noise sensitive applications. • Independent acoustic testing to BS EN ISO 3744:2010 • Low noise to meet acoustic requirements, including BB93 • High efficiency Heat Recovery, 70%+ • Low Specific...Read More
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Baxi Commercial Division CHP & Boilers for Heating System Refurbishment at St...
Baxi Commercial Division has recently supplied Potterton Commercial boilers and a Baxi-SenerTec multi-module Dachs mini-CHP system for a refurbishment of the heating system at St Aidan’s College, Durham University. Situated at the top of Windmill Hill with excellent views of Durham City, the college was designed by renowned architect, Sir Basil Spence who was famously responsible for the new Coventry Cathedral. The college is built...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - Self-Builders turn to STYROFOAM for Subterranean Eco House
A retired couple from Northumberland who built a house of their own to be efficient to run, comfortable and carbon neutral have turned to STYROFOAM-A extruded polystyrene insulation to help them achieve their dream. Their so-called ‘Green House’ is built on a plot of land sloping away from what was Bryn and Pam Owen’s rear garden. Planning restrictions in an Area of Outstanding Beauty demanded a design that would have minimal...Read More
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Komfort - Tropical Digital Designs ‘On The Beach’ with Komfort
Komfort’s unique design solutions have transformed the new offices of one of the UK’s leading Internet based holiday agencies ‘On The Beach’, in Cheadle, just outside Manchester. Tropical themed glass manifestations have been combined with a series of digital wall coverings to provide a strong brand presence and reflect the company’s ethos to staff and visitors. On The Beach sent over 750,000 holidaymakers abroad...Read More
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Laidlaw - Nylon Sleeve is the Answer
With safety forming a fundamental part of any railway station’s fixtures and fittings, Laidlaw’s handrail and balustrading nylon range is ideal. The handpicked range meets the high traffic demands of transport hubs – from an aesthetic, durability and safety point of view. It is a recognisable fact that train stations are one of the busiest public environments, which is exactly why the durability of Laidlaw’s nylon handrail and balustrade...Read More
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TORMAX Sustainable Access for Green Business Park
Greenhills Real Estate Ltd has installed a third TORMAX entrance system at the highly successful, energy efficient business park in Watford, Croxley Green. Set in impressive glass façades, the 4-leaf manual revolving doors positively contribute to a greener environment by helping reduce heat loss from the buildings whilst the low-energy automatic swing doors to either side take full advantage of TORMAX iMotion technology which is...Read More
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OWA - OWAcoustic Sinfonia in New York!
Rotherham United FC’s new home, the £22m New York Stadium, opened in July 2012, and makes a strong design statement for stadia of this kind. The town is very proud of its new facility. Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart understands the broader impact of such a significant and positive development in the town, saying “Everything’s coming together for Rotherham as a town and as a football club.” (BBC News on line, 15th March...Read More
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Cembrit - Westerland Combines Traditional Appearance with Sustainable Performance
A recently built housing development in Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex, has incorporated Cembrit’s Westerland A+ rated slates into the design of eight contemporary family homes. The new properties have been constructed to the Code for Sustainable Homes to Level 3 standard with the A+ rated Westerland assisting with compliance. Built by local developer Woodcock Homes the Billington Place properties incorporate the latest sustainable...Read More
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ABB Power - Eliminating Downtime
In an industrial world in which even a few minutes of production outage has significant cost impact, it is essential to keep power flowing to machinery during periods of power grid instability. The ABB PCS100 UPS-I (Industrial Uninterruptable Power Supply) is gaining market share as a high- performance power protection solution that is capable of meeting CAPEx targets while beating traditional systems in the ongoing battle to maximize...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Mailbox Colour used in Student Accommodation
The scheme consisted of 56 mailboxes of different sizes and colours to represent the different floor levels and communal rooms that the students are resident in. Based upon the H1 range of high quality economy mailboxes, the mailboxes were manufactured and installed in a wall recessed bank that are not only functional but aesthetically interesting in their design and appearance. The onsite Maintenance Manager even has his own...Read More
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Formica Group - Young & Norgate Choose Formica® Laminate for Limited Edition...
Contemporary furniture designers and craftsmen, design duo Young & Norgate, are incorporating Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL) in limited edition furniture pieces. Crafting each piece by hand using time-honoured techniques, Young & Norgate’s designs offer customers complete versatility in terms of size, colour and material while creating furniture that will stand the test of time both in quality and design aesthetic. Peaceful...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex backs ECA’s Electric Event
Cable and energy management specialist Marshall-Tufflex has announced its sponsorship of the ECA Electrical Industry conference – The Electric Event – being held at Birmingham’s ICC from June 20-22. The Electric Event is a combined conference, exhibition and awards event with speakers including writer, explorer and TV personality Ben Fogle and Emma Clancy, chief executive officer of Ascertiva Group. Comedian and...Read More
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