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Cembrit - Westerland Puts the Fizz into Old Cider Works!
Kerb appeal, traditional looks and modern performance, are all combined in the Westerland slates supplied to a new housing development in Devon. Located in Norton Fitzwarren, Near Taunton, Barratt Homes has developed the site into a community housing development on the site of the Old Cider Works. Situated amidst the beautiful countryside and steeped in local history, the location of the houses is just walking...Read More
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Crown Paints & MITIE join Forces to Support The Sanctuary
Crown Paints joined forces with volunteers from MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, to transform a new mental health facility in Manchester, opened by Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine. Four volunteers from MITIE’s painting business donated their time, resources and expertise over three days to paint rooms at The Sanctuary in Manchester, an overnight refuge for those suffering mental health problems, run by the...Read More
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Space Air - The Unique Fully Flat Ceiling Cassette
The FXZQ-A / FFQ-C ceiling cassette blends in seamlessly with modern decor while integrating the latest technology with energy saving functions that enhance users comfort. A first within the industry! Reduced energy consumption by around 27%* with the presence sensor Flexible Solution Designed to optimise efficiency. Possibility to individually open or close any of the four flaps with the intuitive controller, thus allowing...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric Renews Strong Partnership with Customer-Focused Logicool
Mitsubishi Electric has renewed its on-going relationship with specialist air conditioning supplier Logicool Air Conditioning Distribution Ltd, following the company’s success as an official Value Added Reseller (VAR). Logicool, which celebrates its fifth year of successful trading, is a technically biased and customer-focused specialist supplier of air conditioning, heat pump and ventilation products. The company has built a strong...Read More
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Hager Powers & Protects Sustainable Social Housing
Hager has donated its consumer units and circuit protection plus wiring accessories for a pilot project to develop energy efficient social housing in more remote areas of the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust, Ardtornish Estate Company and Roderick James Architects created the Achabeag Partnership to build the first two prototype houses. The aim was to develop a sustainable and affordable...Read More
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Legrand’s Intercontinental Appeal
Stainless steel switches and sockets from Legrand’s Arteor wiring accessory range have been installed throughout the new luxury InterContinental London Westminster hotel. Developed in the former Queen Anne’s Chambers, which was initially built for use as a hospital in the 1800s, the 256-room luxury hotel is located alongside New Scotland Yard and the Ministry of Justice and is well within the eight minute division bell in the Houses...Read More
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Prysmian - Afumex Cable Installed in Care Village
Aberdeenshire Council selected Prysmian Afumex LSX cables for the recently opened Edenholme care village in Stonehaven in the north east of Scotland. The installation work was carried out by the services contractor Richard Irvin, and contract manager George Dempster, explained the puncture protection provided by Afumex LSX cable was the primary reason for its specification. “There might be similar products available on the market...Read More
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Giacomini UK - First Trade Counter Installation
Following a successful 2012, we’ve used 2013 to look at ways to increase Giacomini’s visibility within trade merchant outlets and have been working closely with Davies Ltd to trial our very first trade counter design. The counter has now been installed and provides a large dedicated area for Davies’ sales team to discuss and recommend products and components to customers. Charlotte Russell, handles the marketing at our head...Read More
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Catnic - Additional Sales for Catnic
Catnic, the leading steel lintel manufacturer, has a new addition to its team. Bringing eight years of sales experience, Paul Simms has joined as Area Sales Manager and will manage an area that includes the North East, North West and the Isle of Man. Paul worked as an experienced Sales Consultant in the automotive industry prior to Catnic and was responsible for 150 main dealer and independent garages in the North East area...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Pupil Access Maintained with TORMAX
With many buildings dating from the 1960’s, St Edwards C.of E Comprehensive School has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to improve access for staff and pupils by installing numerous TORMAX automatic entrance systems throughout the campus. A cost-effect maintenance contract ensures the automatic doors continue to comply with current regulations, with a trained TORMAX engineer visiting the site a minimum of twice a year...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Householders should Act to Protect Property Against...
Local authorities and householders should act to protect lives and property from the risk of arson attacks, which traditionally peak around Bonfire Night, urges a leading mailbox manufacturer. Taking simple and inexpensive anti-arson steps, such as fitting a lockable letterflap on an entrance door letterbox, secures this 24-hour a day vulnerable entry point and prevents unwanted intrusion to any building, says The Safety Letterbox Company, whose...Read More
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Gent Apprenticeship Open Day gets some Heat
Fire industry expert Gent by Honeywell is preparing for its annual apprenticeship open day on 12 November. The event brings together current apprentices and graduates of the programme at the company’s headquarters in Leicester for a day of knowledge sharing, product training and team building exercises. The Gent apprenticeship programme, Get Fired Up, has been running since 2007 and has, to date, produced over 30 graduates...Read More
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Panasonic to Turn up the Heat at the Homes Show – Stand F16
Homes 2013 returns to London ExCel on the 20th-21st November 2013 and Panasonic will be on stand F16, demonstrating the advantages that its Aquarea air source heat pump for the social housing sector. Panasonic is using the event to demonstrate a fully functioning Aquarea heat pump. Social housing professionals are keen to find solutions to expensive and ever-rising heating and hot water costs. The Aquarea unit provides a...Read More
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Schneider Electric to Discuss the Evolution of the Water Industry at the Water...
Schneider Electric, the architects of efficiency, will be discussing the principles of smart water networks and the benefits of big data management next month at the Water Conference 2013. The conference, running on 12th-13th November, will be held at the Hilton Tower Bridge in London and will host some of the water industry’s most influential speakers. Schneider Electric, who recently announced its StruxureWare software solution...Read More
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Armstrong Ceilings - Cost-Effective Optima L Canopy Range is Launched by Armstrong...
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