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Legrand Manages Mann Island Power Distribution
Electrak and Zucchini busbar-based solutions from Legrand have been used to distribute power through Block 3 of the £135million Mann Island development at Liverpool’s Pier Head – a World Heritage Site on the banks of the Mersey. The Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties development comprises three black granite buildings overlooking a tiered canal basin and locks that link it with the Albert Dock complex...Read More
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Zehnder Nova Specified at Olympic Village
Offering a sense of sophistication and style when entering the larger apartments and town houses of the Olympic Village, the Zehnder Nova radiator has been specified for use within the entrance hall. Whilst under floor heating was the preferred choice throughout the remainder of the apartment or house, unfortunately the heat loss calculated within the entrance halls necessitated an additional heat output, so an alternative heat source...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Spectraplan TPE – The Membrane with a Memory!
Exclusive to SIG Design & Technology, Spectraplan TPE single ply membrane is the very latest in advanced polymer technology which combines the best properties of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials for best possible results both when being installed and for the life of the roof. There are four membrane types: Spectraplan SM is suitable for mechanically fixing; Spectraplan SG is fleeced-backed for adhered applications; Spectraplan...Read More
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Fulton - Best of Bristol as Fulton Supplies New Boiler Package
When Imperial Tobacco was looking for a cost-effective solution to supply heating and hot water for its headquarters in Bristol, the project became a distinctly local affair for Fulton, a leading British manufacturer of steam, hot water and thermal fluid solutions. As factory maintenance engineer Gary Withey explains: “The new skid-mounted steam boiler package was specified by our Bristol-based consulting engineers Hoarlea, built...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - 20ft Bespoke Generator Enclosure
This bespoke preassembled unit designed by ADE was built for a MWM TCG2016V12 600kWe generator to fit into a unique underground location for a major energy provider. Installation required removal of the roof for access and everything craned into position. The equipment was shipped to site in three units to be reassembled in situ. Another repeat order for a 40' switchgear enclosure was shipped to one of our clients. This...Read More
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Aggreko Powers Thames Water Improvements
Aggreko, the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has completed a nine month contract to provide back-up power during the construction of a £190 million extension of the Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works at Beckton, east London. To support the project which is being undertaken by Tamesis, a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and Imtech, Aggreko supplied technical support...Read More
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Daikin Heat Pumps Included in Cornwall Green Deal Trial
Daikin Altherma air-to-water heat pumps have been chosen to provide heating and hot water systems for 21 houses in Penwithick, Cornwall, as part of Cornwall Council’s Green Deal trial project. Penwithick, a village to the north of St Austell, is off the gas network with varying housing types which are, therefore, categorised as hard-to-treat properties. The Council is committed to reducing carbon emissions and making Cornwall a greener...Read More
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Cembrit - Full Steam Ahead with Cembrit Shingles
Eastern White Cedar shingles from leading roofing specialist, Cembrit, have been used in a quirky refurbishment project, which has seen two railway carriages integrated into a holiday home. The carriages form part of the accommodation and the white/grey shingles are the ideal roof covering to complement the unique appearance of the carriage while ensuring that the roof performs to modern performance standards. Located in Wool...Read More
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PMA UK - Did You Know - Ingress Protection
For decades PMA products have been designed and built to the highest specifications, providing a guaranteed standard of reliability and quality. But did you know that PMA cable protection products also conform to differing levels of Ingress Protection (IP) standards? Understanding Ingress Protection Ingress Protection is a standardized classification created to provide product users with detailed and accurate information about product...Read More
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Hager - Technical Guide to Surge Protection Devices
Hager has bought out a technical guide to surge protection. The 20 page guide details the risks from an electrical surge, the AQ criteria method for a risk assessment, selecting the devices, installation, cascading devices to create an SPD system and inspection and testing. Says Chris Howells, product manager for Hager Ltd: “Amendment 1 has increased the demand for surge protection in both commercial and domestic properties...Read More
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OWA - The Ultimate Assembly System for all Tile Brands
OWAcliq Grid allows you to install practically all types of ceiling – even heavy gypsum plasterboards – with the greatest of ease. The crossbar of the construction is simply clicked into the supporting profile and gives confirmation when it is securely locked in place with an audible click. It doesn’t get any faster or more convenient than this. When will it “click” for you? Request your OWAcliq sample package. Includes sample materials...Read More
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Cablofil Helps Create a Forum for the Future in Exeter
Cablofil has been used in the ceiling voids, under floors and in risers throughout the ‘The Forum’, a multi-purpose development at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, for the programmable intelligent lighting system. It has also been used for the data installation, which feeds more than 2,500 data outlets and serves over 100 Wi-Fi hot spots. The development’s small power requirements, including the 400-seat auditorium...Read More
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Schueco UK - New Commercial Director for Schueco UK
Leading building envelope and new energies specialist, Schueco UK, has appointed Sean Butler to the post of Commercial Director Metal Construction. With 24 years’ experience in the UK construction and building products industry, Sean has worked for a number of major companies and is equipped with a particular, specialist knowledge of aluminium systems. Sean, who gained a degree in Material Science and Engineering at Leeds University...Read More
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Ancon Visits Buckingham Palace to Celebrate Queen’s Award
Construction fixings specialist, ANCON, has been honoured at a royal reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of its achievement in winning the 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. At the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen, Ancon Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell, and Marketing Manager, Annabelle Wilson, attended the special Champagne reception on 13th November in the glorious surroundings of the...Read More
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