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Swish Building Products - Clad Tidings for Residents of Canning Town
A refurbishment programme carried out by Newham Council has seen the improvement of 15 timber framed properties on Douglas Road and Ravenscroft Close in Canning Town, E16. With the aim of improving the thermal insulation of the 1960s pre-fabricated houses, and increasing the sustainable elements of the build, the works included the replacement of the timber cladding with PVC-U cladding from Swish Building Products. The PVC-U...Read More
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Monodraught Donates & Installs Windcatcher X-Airs & Sunpipes for Children in Need...
In September, natural ventilation, daylighting and cooling specialist Monodraught supplied and installed free of charge a number of its natural ventilation and daylighting systems to ‘The Little Miracles’ Project as part of BBC’s charity ‘Children in Need’ featured in the BBC One special programme 'DIY SOS: The Big Build. The systems were used as part of a life changing transformation to the centre for disabled children in Peterborough...Read More
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Bilco - Fixed Ladders should be a First Consideration, not an Afterthought, says Bilco...
In commercial and multiple occupancy buildings, the UK is still too slow to adopt the use of fixed ladders, says Bilco, one of the UK’s leading providers of fixed and retractable ladders, roof access hatches and smoke vents. “Although it also covered domestic refurbishments, the HSE’s September campaign of unannounced inspections revealed too many instances of unsafe use of ladders and missed opportunities to update safer access to...Read More
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Frenger Multi Service Chilled Beams with Ground Source Heat Pumps
Multi Service Chilled Beam (MSCB) specialists 'Frenger' have supplied their 'Radiant' passive MSCB's for a prestigious speculative office development operating in conjunction with sustainable ground source energy in the heart of Mayfair's conservation area. The project, developed for Grosvenor Estates was rated BREEAM 'Excellent' and completed at the end of 2012 providing Grade 'A' office spaces across 5 floors...Read More
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Andrews Water Heaters - Baxi Commercial Supplies Solar Water Heating for...
Baxi Commercial has supplied Andrews Water Heaters solar water heating system and a high efficiency, condensing gas-fired water heater to provide domestic hot water at Oswestry Leisure Centre, a new state-of-the-art leisure facility which opened in 2011. The £8 million development replaced the existing 1970’s building, which was becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and the new centre boasts both main and learner pools...Read More
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Knauf - Aquapanel Speeds Construction at the Redcar Beacon
The eye-catching curves of the iconic Redcar Beacon – the landmark development for the redeveloped seafront at the North East England resort – were made simpler and faster to achieve by using Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Cement Boards as the render carrier board. Blending the designs of two buildings associated with the seaside – the lighthouse and the helter-skelter – the Redcar Beacon is a seven-storey circular building with an...Read More
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Pilkington K Glass™ S is Two Good
Pilkington K Glass™ S has reached a new milestone! NSG Group’s new coater at Cowley Hill has produced over two and a half million square metres. As the UK’s first jumbo off-line coating plant, Cowley Hill allows the NSG Group to manufacture a wider range of such products in the UK. It enables ultra-thin special coatings to be applied to glass, creating a range of high performance energy-saving and solar control glazing. Pilkington K Glass™...Read More
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Wieland Electric - Plug & Play Connections for Library of Birmingham
Wieland Electric has supplied gesis GST and RST connectors to facilitate fast cabling of lighting at the new Library of Birmingham. Opened in September 2013, the 31,000m² Library of Birmingham is one of the largest public libraries in the world and has replaced Birmingham Central Library. The building comprises a spacious entrance and foyer with mezzanine, lower ground level with indoor terraces, four further public levels...Read More
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Munters Provides Climate Control for Motion Picture Industry Archive Vault
Munters dessicant dehumidification system is delivering temperature and humidity control for Pacific Title Archives, a major storage provider for the motion picture industry. The film preservation facility includes a 214m² (2300ft²) vault where up to 80,000 film canisters can be stored. The Munters desiccant dehumidification and filtration system provides a precise temperature of 7°C (45°F) with a relative humidity of 25% which was required...Read More
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DMS - Visit DMS at EBEC on the 9th & 10th October – Stand B12!
Nextgen 2013 is designed to give professionals from both the urban and rural sectors, the opportunity to access vital information and contacts to help successfully build and run efficient, energy saving and profitable renewable energy projects, focusing on Biomass, AD & Biogas, CHP, and Energy from Waste technologies.. And what’s more, it’s FREE to attend! To register for attendance and for further information please use the email option...Read More
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Danfoss - From Solo Enterprise to World Leader
On September 1, it was 80 years since Mads Clausen founded Danfoss in his parent's farmhouse in Nordborg, Denmark. Since then, the business has grown from a solo enterprise into one of the world's leading suppliers of energy-efficient and innovative solutions, employing a staff of 23,000 and with sales in more than 100 countries. Gaining an early footing on emerging markets and a clear focus on innovative products for its customers...Read More
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Airedale International - Modine Pursues Acquisition of Barkell
Airedale International’s parent company, Modine Manufacturing, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Consett-based Barkell Limited, the UK market-leading manufacturer of custom-built air handling units. The deal, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014 subject to successful completion of due diligence, will allow Airedale to extend its status as a worldleader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high efficiency...Read More
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Hager - Consumer Unit MID Energy Metering Solution for Social Landlord
A social landlord has installed over 40 Hager consumer units with MID energy metering to monitor the energy being consumed in 18 retirement homes. The MID meters allow Bron Afon Community Housing to better monitor and control its energy costs in its homes. The project is part of wider refurbishment plan by Bron Afon, which has pledged to rewire 5,500 homes. Dave Sharman, director of property at Bron Afon said: “There was a...Read More
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Space Air - Feeling the Change in Temperature? It’s Important to Power Flush Central...
Now is a great time to power flush your heating system, clearing any debris will ensure that you maximise operating efficiency and reliability this winter. What is Power Flushing? Power flushing is a cleaning process carried out by experienced and trained professionals. Essentially it helps to remove debris such as dirt, rust and lime scale to ensure that the central heating water, which circulates through the pipes, pump, radiators and air-to...Read More
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