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DORMA - Innovative DORMA Swing Door Operator finds Room at High Tech London...
At London’s most technologically advanced hotel, the correct specification of materials was of the upmost importance. With their proven performance and to meet the client’s high standards for aesthetics and functionality, an automatic door from DORMA, the trusted global partner for premium access solutions and services, was specified for the main entrance. For the conversion of two Grade II listed Georgian buildings into...Read More
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Knauf Aquapanel Delivers School for Living
dRMM, the award-winning studio of architects and designers, has employed Knauf Aquapanel Exterior to deliver an eye-catching but functional design detail in its design for the newly-rebuilt Four Dwellings Primary School, a £4.5 million BSF project in Quinton, Birmingham. The designer wanted external toilet pods that were tightly curved, echoing the ovoid footprint of the overall building, and tiled in bright colours – a demanding brief...Read More
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Formica® Laminate Features in Europe's Largest Data Centre at Sberbank Moscow
Sberbank, the leading commercial bank in Russia and Eastern Europe chose Formica® Compact for the interior fit out of the Moscow Data Centre. Designed by Kirill Barishnikov, "SouthPort" is one of the largest private data centres in Europe. Formica® Compact is a popular choice for interior wall cladding in demanding environments. Robust and damage resistant, it is available in a large range of decors and textures which makes Formica...Read More
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Dulux Select Decorator of the Year Revealed
Dulux Select Decorator, Mark Rigby, is celebrating after scooping the grand prize in the Dulux Select Decorator of the Year Awards, which honours the craftsmanship of accredited decorating professionals. The coveted accolade was presented to Mark at the annual Dulux Select Decorators’ Winter Ball ceremony where he also won his category for an interior painting and decorating project worth up to £999. Mark, proprietor of MRQD...Read More
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Legrand - Budget Boutique Hotel Opts for Legrand’s Stylish Synergy
Synergy decorative wiring accessories from Legrand have been installed throughout a new hotel in Newcastle city centre that is shaking up the budget hotel market by delivering affordable accommodation in a boutique setting. Sleeperz is a 98-bedroom glass fronted hotel situated close to Newcastle Central Station and the city’s popular quayside area. It offers modern, cutting edge architectural design teamed with bold contemporary...Read More
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Kalzip - Teamkal Awards Winners 2013
Glasgow based McKay Roofing Ltd scooped the ultimate accolade of ‘Teamkal Contractor of the Year 2013’ at Kalzip’s Annual Teamkal Conference and Awards Ceremony held at Carden Park near Chester. McKay Roofing’s delighted Managing Director, Ian McKay is pictured after receiving the prestigious award from Jan Timmerman, (left) Senior Vice President and Managing Director of this year’s Platinum Sponsor, Euramax Europe together...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Compulsory Automatic Door Maintenance
As part of an ongoing drive to improve student and staff accessibility as well as deliver low energy access solutions, the University of Hertfordshire has nearly 180 automatic door systems installed across campus. Three years ago TORMAX UK Ltd took over the maintenance contract, streamlining repairs by offering bi-annual service checks and callout cover through their nationwide team of trained engineers. “Since taking on TORMAX...Read More
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Eaton - Merseytravel Chooses Eaton’s Memshield 3 Boards for Historic Building
When it became necessary to replace electrical distribution equipment in the Grade II listed George’s Dock Ventilation and Central Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel building, Merseytravel chose Memshield 3 smart boards and MCCB panelboards from Eaton as the key elements of the new installation. The decision to use Eaton products was based on their versatility, performance and value for money, on the support provided by Eaton...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms Appoints New Commercial Operations Manager
Bathroom manufacturers Twyford Bathrooms have appointed Brent Hudson as their Commercial Operations Manager, a new post created as part of the restructure of their commercial team. Brent joins from Valeo Service Limited where he was Marketing Director, and before that he was Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Pipelines plc. With his 20 years’ experience in the building products sector as well as Commercial Marketing, Brent...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Blaze Forces Restaurant Closure
A blaze tore through the heart of an Italian restaurant in Brighton at the weekend, leaving its owner "devastated" at the extent of the damage. Pinnochio, on New Road, had to be evacuated after a fire started in the ground-floor kitchen on Saturday night. Although no-one was injured, the conflagration required 40 firefighters and fire safety officers to bring it under control, The Argus reported. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that...Read More
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ABB Power - Power Fitness: Reliable Voltage Protection of Sensitive Loads
Ralph Hoffmann – Industrial automation has reached very high levels of sophistication. Plants, including automobile manufacturing units, chemical factories and semiconductor fabs, now house some very advanced technology. And this technology requires a robust and continuous public power grid. However, the grid is susceptible to unpredictable and erratic variation and interruption. Ensuring that industrial loads continue to...Read More
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Hanson Formpave Appoints Experienced Scottish Technical Sales Manager
Mike MacRae has joined Hanson Formpave as technical sales manager for Scotland. Mike has a degree in mechanical engineering and over 23 years’ sales experience in the building materials sector. He is tasked with providing support to Formpave’s customer base as well as promoting the company’s products and services. Prior to joining Hanson he worked for Marshalls as a regional trading manager. “I am really excited to be joining...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Wins Praise for Hands-On Training of Aspiring Engineers
Spirax Sarco has won praise from local schools for giving engineering students the chance to train and gain hands-on experience using leading-edge industrial steam equipment. The company opened its doors as part of the Launchpad initiative, which is a partnership of four schools around Tewkesbury that aims to deliver an outstanding platform for applied learning. Steam systems specialist Spirax Sarco has been working with...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Nemex to Showcase New Energy-Saving Systems from Marshall-Tufflex
Power management specialist Marshall-Tufflex will take the wraps off several new commercial energy saving systems and showcase its domestic boiler management unit at the forthcoming Nemex Energy Live event (April 16-18, Birmingham’s NEC). The UK manufacturer, exhibiting on Stand J20, is anticipating a huge amount of interest from energy and building managers, local authorities, public bodies, retail groups etc interested in the cash...Read More
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