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Aquilar - The Shard How to Avoid Costly Water Damage in Unoccupied Apartments
There is a new and wildly audacious building occupying the London skyline. The Shard has become the new icon for London with its crystalline facade and striking ice sharp pinnacles pointing toward the stars. It stands as an uncompromising feat of human creativity and engineering. Dubbed “the vertical city” The Shard is a multifunctional building containing a 5 star luxury hotel, high quality office space, world-renowned restaurants...Read More
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Dimplex Heating keeps Explorer Warm for Second Time
A selection of Dimplex heaters will be providing vital heating and warmth for explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his team on The Coldest Journey, a world first attempt to cross the Antarctic continent during the polar winter, where temperatures can plummet to minus 90° Celsius. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, regarded as the world’s greatest living explorer, previously used Dimplex in his Transglobe Expedition which took place from 1979–1982...Read More
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DORMA Sleek Styling Chosen for Ferrari
Minimalist surroundings, key lighting levels and DORMA’s sliding glass doors, patch fittings and reliable floor springs ensured that the elite refit of the Ferrari Showroom in South Kensington, proved a fitting platform to highlight its sophisticated range of cars. Incorporating all the key elements that are synonymous with the world’s most famous and iconic car brand, the refit of the HR Owen Showroom involved a complete refurbishment...Read More
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JS Air Curtains - Beautiful at Beaufort House
The aesthetic design and high quality performance of the Rund air curtain from JS Air Curtains made it the ideal choice to complement the imposing blend of traditional and contemporary architecture at Beaufort House, a prominent building in the City of London. The large commercial property has around 4,000 occupants passing through the entrance atrium each day. The constant use of the double door elliptical air pod made the...Read More
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Power Capacitors Ltd - Power Factor Correction on Low Voltage Networks
Power Capacitors Ltd has been one of the leaders and innovators in Power Factor Correction and Power Quality for nearly forty years. They have always been enthusiastic about sharing their expertise and knowledge with customers old and new, whether that’s a quick phone call or a full specification support. They have now taken the widely welcomed step of introducing the new CPD on Power Factor Correction on Low Voltage...Read More
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UK Flood Barriers’ Installation of its Pioneering Flood Defence System in Cockermouth...
The installation of an innovative flood defence system in Cockermouth is underway, just over three years after floods wrecked the town causing £200 million of damage. This SCFB™ from the self-closing flood barrier range is being installed by UK Flood Barriers, a leading provider of sustainable, passive flood defence solutions, on behalf of Volker Stevin for the Environment Agency (EA). In November 2009, the Rivers Derwent...Read More
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Levolux goes to The Wyre
The recently completed £6.9 million headquarters development for Wyre Forest District Council brings together its office-based staff into a building designed to achieve BREEAM “excellent” rating. It benefits from a host of energy efficient features, including an external Timber Fin Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Designed by Broadway Malyan Architects, the two-storey 3,585m² building accommodates more than 200 staff who had...Read More
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Dulux Trade Paint Makes a Lasting Impression on Retirement Village
A range of Dulux Trade coatings has been used in the decoration of the Shenley Wood Village, a new development of apartments offering health and leisure facilities for people aged 55 and over. A number of products, including Dulux Trade Diamond Matt, Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt, Dulux Trade Ecosure Gloss and Dulux Trade Metalshield, have been applied throughout the retirement village, in order to deliver a high-quality finish that will...Read More
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Formica Group - Formica® Laminate is a Key Design Feature in Espai Ridaura, Spain
Designed by Capella Garcia Arquitectura, Espai Ridaura is a multi-purpose building located in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Spain. The architects, Juli Capella and Miquel Garcia created a stunning look using VIVIX® exterior façade panels. An exceptional feature of the Espai Ridaura project is its entrance; or rather the canopy above the entrance door. Featuring VIVIX® exterior façade panels in Fantasia Marron, an earth tone evocative...Read More
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Cast Iron Air Brick Company - Innovation from the Cast Iron Air Brick Company
The Cast Iron Air Brick Company has been selling cast iron air bricks and vent grilles for a number of years but in the last 12 months has undergone a significant expansion in its product range. Whilst retaining its impressive catalogue of UK made air bricks and vast range of drainage gratings it is its new products that are catching the eye of specifiers and property restorers across the country and overseas. Products such as air...Read More
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Sandtoft names Kesteven Roofing Centre as Multiversal Winner
Sandtoft, a Wienerberger company, has named Kesteven Roofing Centre as the winner of its ‘summer of sport’ Multiversal competition. The Rotherham-based roofing specialist was presented with an iPad after being chosen from hundreds of entries. To be entered into the competition, stockists were required to order a pallet of Multiversal, the new universal ridge and hip system designed to fit all roof tile profiles and almost all ridge...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - Introduction to Transformers
A transformer is a device that transfers electrical energy from one circuit to another through inductively coupled conductors—the transformer’s coils (windings). The transformer’s coils are usually wound around a metal centerpiece – the core. Passing alternating current (ac) through the first or primary winding creates a varying magnetic flux in the transformer’s core and thus a varying magnetic field through the secondary...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Quick & Easy Trunking Installations Covered by Marshall-Tufflex
Whatever the design, capacity or dimensional requirements of your trunking project Marshall-Tufflex has the perfect solution, offering the largest range, best options and some of the easiest to fit systems in the marketplace. To simplify the specification process the UK manufacturer has produced a mini-brochure – ‘We’ve Got it Covered’ – outlining its most popular PVC-U multi-compartment perimeter trunking solutions, detailing size...Read More
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Cembrit - Keep on Trucking with Cembrit!
The Cembrit name can now be see the length and breadth of the UK thanks to a new lorry-side advertising campaign. The company is promoting its Cemsix corrugated sheeting on haulage partner, Powerfreight Ltd’s, 40' trailers - the vehicle fleet that transports Cembrit products on the UK road network. Powerfreight Ltd is a member of the RHA (Road Haulage Association) and based in Thamesmead, so a close...Read More
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