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Levolux gets on Top in New York
Dating back to 1842, Topping Rose House hotel in Bridgehampton, New York, now boasts a new ‘studio’ building and four luxury cottages, all equipped with an attractive Timber Fin solar shading and screening solution from Levolux. The beautifully restored Greek revival style mansion house, formerly a home of Judge Abraham Topping Rose and his family, is now complemented by a series of new buildings, offering luxury spa and...Read More
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Eaton-Williams - Fan Array Technology & Controlled Humidity Supports the Mary Rose...
The new purpose-built museum housing The Mary Rose in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard is relying on the latest in fan array technology and humidification to provide a controlled environment and help preserve the legendary vessel and its artefacts for future generations. Three air handling systems using FANWALL TECHNOLOGY®, four further Moducel LKP air handling units and three Vapac humidifiers are being...Read More
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Sandtoft Welcomes New Sales Director to Drive Commercial Strategy
Leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations Wienerberger, has seen its roof brand, Sandtoft, appoint new Sales Director, Anthony Carter. •An experienced Sales Director with a track record of delivering significant sales growth within manufacturing, specification and distribution markets, Anthony brings with him decades of commercial experience •With his last role as Sales Director of Plant Hire and Equipment...Read More
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Crown Paints - Historic Firm Welcomes City of Culture Status 2017 for Hull
Historic paint manufacturer, Crown Paints, has welcomed news that Hull has been awarded City of Culture status for 2017. Staff at Crown Paints in Sculcoates Lane had been at work since 6am when the announcement came over the airwaves. Dave McCombe, Manufacturing Director at Crown Paints, which has been making paint in Hull for 200 years, said: “There was a palpable tension in the air as we waited to hear who had won the...Read More
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Kalzip ‘Foldables’ Recertified by BBA
Kalzip has successfully retained BBA Certification (Certificate No 08/4571) for its ‘Foldable’ and roll formed aluminium building materials, Falzinc, Dark Falzinc and AluPlusZinc. With a minimum life expectancy of at least 40 years, these lightweight, low maintenance and sustainable materials are malleable, incredibly strong and easy to install by competent skilled workers. The materials are manufactured using a core of saline-resistant...Read More
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Hager - Special Consumer Units Protect Hull Prison Cells
Hager‘s Engineered Solutions team has developed a specialised consumer unit to provide circuit protection for Hull Prison’s cells. The consumer units for the cells are often housed in riser cupboards that also contain water pipes and cisterns. The previous metal units had started to corrode and needed replacing. With protection against water ingress a priority, Hager supplied its solution with IP65 rated GRP enclosures. In addition, the board...Read More
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Conder’s Market Leading Product Continues to see Growth
Conder Aqua Solutions, industry leaders in water and wastewater management, has seen an unprecedented growth in sales for its leading range of package sewage treatment plants, the ASP. The company has seen a continual growth in the sales of its leading product and only expect this growth to continue as customers become more explicit in specifying the product. Speaking about the upsurge in demand, John Carter, Conder’s...Read More
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Airedale - Keysource Partners with Airedale
Keysource, the leading data centre design and build specialist, has signed a supply agreement with Airedale International Air Conditioning. Under the terms of the agreement, designed to support future growth, Airedale, the UK’s number one provider of chillers, precision air conditioning and IT cooling systems, will become the manufacturing and development partner for the market-leading Keysource ‘ecofris’ cooling solution. The award...Read More
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Space Air Health Checks
Space Air is the only distributor to offer comprehensive annual Health Checks with a 5-year warranty policy. What is a Health Check? Space Air’s Health Check is a comprehensive review of a Daikin installation. By carrying out checks on an annual basis, we can ensure that the equipment is in good order and the warranty remains valid (if within warranty period). Benefits of a Health Check Space Air can identify faults with the system or maintenance...Read More
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Harlequin Floors - A Model Floor for Fashion
It’s essential to get a show-stopping floor when putting on high-end fashion events. Give your floor the wow factor with Harlequin Hi-Shine – a stunning vinyl display floor used by some of the world’s top fashion houses and at one of this year’s ‘Big Four’ Fashion Weeks. Available in black, white, red, blue and grey, Harlequin Hi-Shine is the striking vinyl display flooring choice for fashion shows, product launches, exhibitions, window displays...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - New Kingston Homes get their Heating Direct from the Thames
A new eco-friendly housing development in London is getting the energy for its heating and hot water directly from the Thames in a pioneering community heating scheme that could be replicated in many of our major towns and cities. Edward Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, today paid a special visit to the site to switch on the heat pump-based heating system in an official launch of the innovative, renewable...Read More
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Dulux Trade Paint Data now Available in BIM Format
Dulux Trade has become the first paint manufacturer in the UK to make its coatings available as Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects. The data is available from the manufacturer’s dedicated specifier website and the NBS National BIM Library,  an online resource that allows construction professionals to locate and download quality generic and proprietary BIM objects. BIM allows architects, designers and contractors...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Delivers 1000th BOAS Pass
A landmark 1000th delegate has passed the Combustion Engineering Association’s Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) training course, which was undertaken at Spirax Sarco’s Cheltenham UK Steam Technology Centre. BOAS accreditation is recommended in the 2011 BG01 boiler guidance document as the industry best practice for all boiler operators and managers, published by the CEA, SAFed and HSE. The successful...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Lenzing AG chooses Schneider Electric’s Altivar Medium Voltage...
Schneider Electric has supplied Lenzing AG, a fibre manufacturing company, with a powerful new medium voltage variable speed drive (VSD) to help control motor speeds, thereby reducing energy consumption. Lenzing AG is an Austrian manufacturing company that produces cellulosic fibres. The new drive was installed in the Grimsby UK factory, where the cellulose fibre Lyocell, widely known under the brand name Tencel is produced...Read More
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