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Prysmian - Student Living
FP200 Gold from Prysmian has been installed into the fire alarm system for a new student accommodation block for the University of Liverpool, Vine Court Residences. Split into two buildings Vine Court provides 710 en-suite rooms for students, built with sustainability at its core. Liverpool based contractor Carpenter Projects carried out the FP cable install, finding the FP200 Gold cable easy and quick to install. FP200 Gold is the...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Voltis Home from Marshall-Tufflex makes an Ideal Home for ‘Lucky...
Two visitors to the recent Ideal Home Exhibition have their ‘lucky roofs’ to thank for helping them scoop a domestic energy saving package that includes a Voltis Home system from leading energy management specialist Marshall-Tufflex. The visitors entered the ‘Lucky Roof’ competition organised by British Gas, a partner of the exhibition’s Low Cost Living House, to win the domestic voltage optimisation system together with a British Gas...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Redrow adds Finishing Touch to Homes with Schneider Electric's...
Now into its fourth year, Schneider Electric’s contract with Redrow homes continues to expand across the UK with products continually being specified into new developments including sites in London and the North West. Having been specified nationally across all developments, Schneider Electric’s Ultimate range of wiring accessories including white moulded, low profile and screwless flat plate were chosen for their quality...Read More
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TORMAX Automatic Access at Toyota Plant
Upgrading the experience for visitors to Toyota’s vehicle manufacturing plant in Derbyshire, a set of TORMAX bi-parting glass automatic doors were installed to provide easy access between the Visitor Centre and the factory for the electric tour train. TORMAX advised using their advanced IP-65 rated operator as the door had to be mounted externally due to positioning of structural steel mullions. “TORMAX worked successfully with...Read More
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Eaton Explores Opportunities for Electrical Contractors at The Electric Event
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced it will be offering electrical contractors and installers the chance to find out how its latest power management solutions can directly benefit them at The Electric Event. Visitors to the annual ECA-organised event, which takes place at the ICC in Birmingham from the 20th- 22nd June, will be able to attend Eaton’s technical workshops in the ‘Technology Live’ zone on topics such as building...Read More
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Cast Iron Air Brick Company - Supplier Wins Contract to Supply Every House in...
In the 10 years or so we've been supplying cast iron vents and drainage gratings, we've supplied vents for all sorts of homes and they've been installed in "celebrity houses" such as Mrs Thatcher's house, the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, the PMs residence at Chequers and even Buckingham Palace! We're always thrilled when our vents are installed in these wonderful period properties and in the nations famous buildings. But there's...Read More
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Dulux Trade Products give Vibrant Authenticity to Chinese Centre
Dulux Trade paints have been used to create a vibrant, long-lasting finish at Wellington College Chinese Centre; a dedicated mandarin teaching building at the school in Berkshire. Dulux Trade Weathershield Ultimate Woodstain and Weathershield Exterior Gloss System (WEGS) were used on the project, with the striking shade of Vermilion red being selected for the gloss to bring the authentic design to life. Wellington College, which has...Read More
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Fulton's Move to new Bristol-Based Facility will see Pressure Vessel Manufacturing...
Heat transfer specialist Fulton Limited has moved to a new 43,000 sq. ft. Bristol-based headquarters on Monday, 3 June 2013. The Fulton name has been synonymous with steam since 1949 when the company introduced the vertical tubeless steam boiler in the USA. The UK company, which was founded in Bristol in 1966, is now established as a leading manufacturer of thermal heat transfer systems for applications such as water...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Paul Cousins becomes Business Development Manager
Paul Cousins has been appointed as the business development manager for SIG Design and Technology, Zinc & Copper. Paul possesses 18 years of experience in developing hard metal solutions to support contractors, architects and other specifiers. Within his role, he works from the roof design to supply the most appropriate materials and ensures a minimum wastage of the zinc and other hard metals. He travels extensively across...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Greenbuild Shows there is no North South Divide Over Heat Pumps
Mitsubishi Electric has hailed the success of Manchester’s Greenbuild Expo (8-9 May) as proof that interest in low carbon heating is just as strong in the north as it is in the south of the UK. The heat pump manufacturer had already reported increased interest from both commercial and residential sectors at London's Ecobuild in March and was pleased to see a similar level at Greenbuild. “We were particularly impressed by the quality of the...Read More
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Space Air - The Importance of Power Flushing any Central Heating Systems!
It is critical for heating systems to be given a power flush to clear any debris from the system and maximise operating efficiency and reliability. Why should you Power Flush? Power flushing is a cleaning process carried out by experienced, trained professionals. Essentially it helps to remove debris such as dirt, rust and lime scale to ensure that the central heating water, which circulates through the pipes, pump, radiators and air-to-water heat...Read More
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Harlequin Sponsored Dance & Wellbeing Conference is a Hit
The three day ‘Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing’ conference, exclusively sponsored by Harlequin Floors, proved a huge success for all of the panel members, performers and high-profile visitors – which included President of The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Darcey Bussell. "Harlequin Floors was delighted to sponsor such an inspirational event,” said Mark Rasmussen, Group Marketing Manager for Harlequin Floors. “Over the three days...Read More
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SSQ - What do a Horse & a Slate have in Common?
As the horsemeat crisis was at its peak last month, I happened to be walking down the ready meal aisle of my local Tesco. It struck me how much trust we give to the people who sell our food. We need to trust our supermarkets. They, in turn, need to trust their suppliers. They need to trust their manufacturers, and so on. When this chain of assurance is broken, how can we really be sure of what is on our plates? Indeed, millions of consumers...Read More
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NUDURA on most Comprehensive Range
The NUDURA ICF Form range is the most comprehensive in the industry. It enables the forming of walls in 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300mm core widths, complete with 45 and 90 degree Tapered Top Forms, Brick Corbel Forms and extensions which are available in every core thickness. In addition, the range includes T Form Wall combinations across all core thicknesses and ceiling/loft and floor insulation. NUDURA are global leaders...Read More
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