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Potterton Commercial - Replacement Potterton Commercial Boilers for Warwick Castle
Baxi Commercial Division has supplied three Potterton Commercial cast-iron boilers for a refurbishment of the heating system serving Warwick Castle. One of the country’s premier visitor attractions, Warwick Castle dates back to the 13th century, when it was first constructed in stone. Previous owners include Richard Neville, better known as ‘Warwick the Kingmaker’ during the Wars of the Roses and, over the years, Royal visitors...Read More
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Daikin UK - Don’t get Caught out by New Seasonal Efficiency Legislation
New energy efficiency legislation, the Energy Related (ErP) Directive, that requires seasonal efficiency ratings to be calculated for air conditioning products of less than 12kW came into force at the beginning of January. This new legislation requires the seasonal efficiency ratings to be displayed on a new style energy label and products not meeting its requirements can no longer be introduced to the market. Daikin UK Managing...Read More
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Danfoss - Variable Speed in HVAC: Danfoss with more than 25yrs Dedication to the...
Danfoss has been producing VLT drives for 44 years applied to many different applications and was the first drives company to truly recognize the HVAC market opportunity. The HVAC “project” was started via a market research in the eighties. Dedication to the HVAC industry In 1986 the first VLT drives to be dedicated to HVAC and labelled HVAC were established and in 1987 the first installations were being implemented in Germany...Read More
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Carrier Marks League of Green Embassies Partnership With LEED Seminar in Rome
Demonstrating UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, Carrier Italy recently hosted a Smart & Green Building seminar in Rome. Hosted in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Italy, the event was held as part of Carrier’s broader relationship with the League of Green Embassies. This organization is a global network of more than 90 diplomatic missions working on a common agenda for energy...Read More
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Cast Iron Air Brick Company New Products
We're always looking to add to, or improve our range of cast iron vents. This year is no exception as we've brought back a few products that had been discontinued, we're adding a larger version of the conservation vent, we've extended our range of 3" High Slotted and DaisyVents, our coal hole covers are now available as covers or frames and not just as a set and we've brought in a whole range of finishes for our Union Jack...Read More
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Xylem Lowara Stays Ahead of the Game with Latest Industry Training
Two specialist engineers from Lowara UK have passed the Certified Pump System Audit (CPSA) scheme as part of the company’s new energy audit offering in the UK. After successfully completing a series of complex practical and written examinations under the scheme, Nick Morris and Paul Shute are now Qualified Pumping System Specialists. The CPSA scheme, which has been developed by the British Pump Manufacturers' Association...Read More
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Kalzip Acoustic Roof System Sounds Perfect
Kalzip’s standing seam system with a Class A [αw=0.95] sound absorption performance was specified for the roofs of Glasgow City Council’s impressive Emirates Arena which includes the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Designed by architect 3DReid and built by Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, the complex will be one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games key facilities. Over 18,600 sqm of Kalzip aluminium sheets in lengths of...Read More
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Dulux Trade Paints Help Retrofit Challenge
A range of Dulux Trade coatings has been used in an award-winning social housing retrofit project in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The retrofit, led by Eco-Energy (NI) Ltd, was completed as part of a UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) initiative to develop a whole-house solution to reduce carbon emissions, and won the DECC/BRE UK Retro Expo award for Domestic Retrofit Project of the Year. As part of the Climate Change Act 2008...Read More
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Wienerberger Donates more than 45,000 Products to SkillBuild
Leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, Wienerberger, has donated more than 45,000 products to SkillBuild 2012, the UK’s biggest construction skills competition, having worked with organisers for more than 10 years. Supported by Wienerberger, the competition saw 44 young roofers, and 500 bricklayers battle it out to be crowned the best in their trade. Wienerberger donated 43,625 bricks and 2,200 concrete...Read More
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OWA - OWAcoustic Sinfonia Ceilings at Magnificent Ford Dealership in Glasgow
Stunning OWAcoustic ceilings were recently supplied to the largest Ford car dealership in the UK, Arnold Clark in Linwood (Glasgow). OL architects selected innovative and highly acoustically absorbing ceiling systems. OWA provided professional local support to the design team, client and installer. At the high level above the showroom, thousands of large panels of OWAcoustic Premium Sinfonia were selected for their impressive light...Read More
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Flowcrete takes Get More From Floors Message to MAINTEC & The Southern...
The industrial flooring specialist Flowcrete UK – recognised for more than 30 years as the leading provider of performance systems for manufacturing and processing environments – will be showcasing its innovative range of seamless resin flooring systems at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Exhibition and easyFairs MAINTEC 2013. At both events, the flooring manufacturer will demonstrate its comprehensive range of flooring...Read More
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Formica Group Shortlisted as Finalist for the 2013 Sustain’ Magazine Awards
Formica Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the Award for Governance category of the sustain’ Magazine Awards 2013, organised by sustain’ Magazine in association with Marshalls. Simon Wild, European Marketing Director at Formica Group comments: "We are incredibly proud to be shortlisted in the Award for Governance category as we have been working very hard to achieve our sustainability goals and...Read More
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Cembrit Soars in High Profile Development
Glendyne slates from Cembrit have been installed at The Lancasters, a high-profile, luxury development in London. Part new build, part refurbishment, the project features 60,000 of the Canadian blue/grey slates to complement the building incorporating 77 high-end, prestigious apartments. The Lancasters overlooks Hyde Park and was originally an elegant parade of 15 magnificent stucco-fronted Grade 11 listed houses. A key challenge...Read More
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