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Polyflor - Its all under Control at Oxford School
Expona Control, Polyflor’s groundbreaking new flooring concept has been specified and installed in laboratory areas at the prestigious Rye St Antony School in Oxford. School Bursar Mrs Teresa Hudson considered a range of LVT products before selecting Expona Control and commented ‘Expona Control was the only product which met our requirements in terms of the look and performance of the floor which was essential in our busy...Read More
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Sandtex Trade 365 Extends Decorating Season for Gateshead Refurbishment Project
The unique qualities of Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint enabled work at a Gateshead social housing complex to be completed on the cusp of winter. Mears Group plc undertook redecoration at Marion Court for The Gateshead Housing Company, using Sandtex Trade 365. The paint, which has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate for up to 15 years’ durability, was applied to the panels of the houses on the...Read More
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Trend makes Energy Saving a Commercial Venture
Matrix House in Basingstoke is one of the town’s most prominent structures and acts as home to a diverse range of companies. When the building owners wanted to improve the efficiency of its plant and make ongoing cost savings, a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems was the first port of call. Basingstoke is one of Hampshire’s main strategic commercial centres, with excellent links to the...Read More
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Flowcrete - Six New Staff Members At Flowcrete UK
Leading flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK has taken on six new staff at the firm’s Cheshire headquarters. Flowcrete UK has introduced the permanent roles within the company’s production operations, following a rise in sales activity in domestic and export markets. Recently Flowcrete UK has invested significantly in the infrastructure of its Sandbach site, including the construction of a new warehouse facility, built last year- and...Read More
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Knauf GIFAfloor brings 19th Century Floor up to Date
The historic Oakum House at Pembroke Dock has been restored and made fit for offices in the 21st century using Knauf GIFAfloor, levelling the listed building’s uneven floors and enabling eco-friendly underfloor heating to be installed. A Grade II listed building, Oakum House now houses the offices and headquarters of Mustang Marine which repairs, builds and supplies boats for commercial use up to 40m in length including pilot boats, workboats...Read More
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Eaton-Williams Fast Tracked London 2012 Air Conditioning Solution for the Copper Box
The UK hosts many sporting events but last summer marked a once in a lifetime opportunity and Eaton-Williams, supplier of air conditioning units for the Handball Arena to the London 2012 Games joined in the celebrations. Following a stringent design process the best equipment was selected from leading vendors including Eaton-Williams who designed and supplied a total of nine LKP air handlers for the arena. The custom built units...Read More
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Legrand - Adagio Chooses Legrand’s Synergy for First UK aparthotel
Legrand has seen its Synergy modern silver switches and sockets used throughout the UK’s first Adagio aparthotel, which opened in Liverpool city centre at the beginning of April. Instead of regular rooms, the stylish aparthotel features 126 fully equipped studio and two room apartments. It has been developed within the fabric of the former Lewis’ department store – an iconic listed building on Liverpool’s Lawton Street, which is...Read More
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UPS Ltd - PowerWAVE 9500DPA Product Launch Seminars
UPS Ltd will be holding free seminars across the UK to the launch the new 500kW modular UPS; the PowerWAVE 9500DPA. A rack-mounted, fully modular and transformerless UPS, the PowerWAVE 9500DPA is a true race leader, delivering up to 96% online efficiency (>99% in Eco Mode) and boasting one of the lowest total cost of ownership in its class. Taking place at the venues below, the seminar will not only offer a preview of this...Read More
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Airedale Continues to Bounce Back Even Stronger than Ever
Airedale International has made further steps to stake out its market-leading position for the long term alongside the announcement that it will move production to a temporary facility in October while it redevelops its existing site. Whilst the focus is on returning to full production as quickly as possible, Airedale is now working with architects on plans to design and build a new, state-of-the-art factory, business suite and technology...Read More
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DMS New Premises Open Day
DMS the flow metering specialists based in Nottinghamshire were pleased to welcome around 50 guests to the official opening of their new purpose built offices and warehouse. Mr Anton Lienhard, CEO of Sontex in Switzerland performed the opening ceremony by cutting a ribbon to officially open the new 5,500sq.ft facility. Mr Lienhard went on to comment that during the 12 year association with DMS he had now seen them grow to into a major...Read More
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Daikin UK Supports New Funded Up-Skilling Scheme for Unemployed Installers
Daikin UK has welcomed a new Jobcentre Plus scheme to help unemployed installers back into work. The programme, designed in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, will provide out of work plumbers, heating engineers and electricians with an opportunity to learn new ‘green’ skills. This will make them more employable in a job market open increasingly to those trained in renewable energy...Read More
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Danfoss Drives Celebrate 45 years of Progress
In the autumn of 2013 it will be 45 years since the world’s first volume produced frequency converter was sold; a VLT® frequency converter, produced by Danfoss. Since then, a rapid technological evolution has taken place. In line with the global spread of automation, the growth of drive applications, the number of motors applied in each application and the share of motors controlled with frequency converters; the production of frequency...Read More
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Socomec Masterclass in Maximising Energy & Cost Savings
Socomec exhibited the latest advances in multi-disciplinary integrated power systems at the Association of University Engineers’ annual conference, held at Goldsmiths in September. Socomec’s solutions have been designed to help University Facilities Managers resolve the increasingly important and complex energy challenges associated with managing educational estates. Improving energy efficiency is at the heart of every business and...Read More
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Dulux Trade Triumphs at 25th Anniversary Painting & Decorating Awards
Dulux Trade is celebrating after Bob Hooker & Son, who are Select Decorators, scooped a top prize at the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) Premier Trophy 25th Anniversary Awards 2013. The Daventry-based company walked away with the winning prize for the Small Contractor category at the awards, which are held each year to recognise the wide variety of skills and new innovative products within the painting and decorating trade...Read More
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