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Legrand Helps Create Cleaner Polperro with Cablofil
Cablofil steel wire tray from cable management specialist, Legrand*, has been used to complete the electrical installation at a new £5 million effluent screening plant in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Polperro. The scheme was the final project in South West Water’s £2bn “Clean Sweep” programme around the Devon and Cornwall peninsula which has removed 250 crude outfalls and transformed the quality of the region’s...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Survey finds Only One in Four CIOs Self-Identifies as a...
A new report from Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, finds that nearly half of CIOs consider themselves IT service providers or cost centres, rather than business game changers or strategic innovators. Simply keeping up with new technologies has become a major barrier to embracing the rapid development of the information...Read More
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JS Humidifiers - Opera North Sings JS Humidifiers’ Praises
A Condair CP3 steam humidifier from JS Humidifiers is protecting the valuable orchestral instruments and wooden décor at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. The recent renovation of The Howard Assembly Room included wooden paneling and flooring, plus new triple glazed windows and the installation of an air handling unit. Whilst this greatly enhanced the comfort of the venue’s performers and audiences, the lack of natural...Read More
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Komfort - No Soft Approach from Komfort for New Softcat HQ
Komfort’s partitioning offering has been used to create a unique office environment for an expanding IT service supplier. SoftCat, based in Marlow, offer a range of IT service solutions to a host of different sectors. Having purchased new HQ premises they wanted to refurbish it to a high standard that reflected their brand values and internal goals. Spread over three floors the 26,600 sqft of space required several bespoke elements involving...Read More
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Levolux Picked For ‘One’ in Woking
Originally constructed in 1987, One Christchurch Way in Woking has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment to transform it into a landmark office development, boasting some outstanding features, including an external Solar Shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. Project managed by CBRE, One Christchurch Way, formerly known as Chobham House, has been revamped, providing 25,000 sq feet of Grade A office space, arranged over...Read More
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Tensid UK - Superheated Stone Cleaning - with Tensid TORIK
Cleaning natural stone, roofing and masonry using steam and superheated water has become the new industry standard, providing optimal cleaning while protecting structures and sensitive stone surfaces. To meet the growing demand, Tensid UK Ltd recently introduced TORIK Stone Cleaning System, one of the industry's finest examples of purpose-built equipment, designed to meet the most discerning specification steam-based...Read More
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Harlequin Activity™ takes to the West End at West London School of Dance
Harlequin ACTIVITY™ sprung dance floor has helped to transform an ageing, dilapidated community hall into a world class dance studio as part of a £1.25 million regeneration project for the West London School of Dance. An important part of the school’s history for 26 years, the former Shepherd's Bush Village Hall was in poor condition and lacked the facilities required for a modern dance studio. When Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council put it...Read More
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Space Air - Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, Delayed again!
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has confirmed that the launch of the domestic RHI scheme will be delayed until Spring 2014. Industry had been led to believe that the RHI initiative would be available to householders from October this year, so news of this delay is very disappointing. What is RHI? The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been heralded as the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Quick Delivery from The Safety Letterbox Company
As the UK's leading manufacturer we are able to manufacture for 51 weeks of the year, and now due to further investment and expansion we are able to offer our customers the very best delivery times. So if you have overlooked your mailbox requirement or simply want something promptly, we will aim to provide a quick solution. From enquiry, through to quotation, drawing and into manufacture, we aim to dispatch any standard job under 20 units...Read More
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Dulux Trade - New Website & APP for Decorators
A new website that provides a place for decorators to share their top trade tips, amusing work stories and photographs of projects in progress has been launched. Dulux Trade Paint Expert offers entertaining blog posts from the Secret Decorator, on-the-job anecdotes, life stories, the latest industry news, product reviews, business advice and helpful tips, with most of the content coming from those who know the trade best...Read More
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DORMA Stays Top of the Class for New £2bn Priority School Building Programme
As part of the Government’s new £2 billion Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), 261 of the UK’s most dilapidated schools will be rebuilt over the next five years, with 42 of the most in need to be started immediately and complete by 2014. To ensure door and access solutions meet stringent building regulations and performance criteria, DORMA has produced a comprehensive brochure which provides specification guidance for...Read More
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NUDURA UK - Sustainable Building with NUDURA ICF Blocks
Projects specifying NUDURA ICF blocks provide much greater potential for saving valuable environmental resources, reducing energy consumption and C02 emissions; two major factors facing today’s commercial and residential buildings. The major benefits comprise: Recycled Materials – NUDURA ICF block systems are manufactured from EPS. NUDURA’s unique DURAFOLD Technology web design is manufactured from 100%...Read More
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Formica Group Supports Young Designers
Fanny Adam uses Formica® laminate for her Daylit sofa project. Fanny Adam, a student at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) in France, used Elegant Oak from the Formica® Woods range for her final project study: a new object that meets current needs. Following the brief, Fanny designed a sofa that successfully overcomes challenges linked with lack of space in urban dwellings. Featuring Formica® laminate...Read More
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Roberts-Gordon - COMBAT® Compact Tubular Unit Heater
The COMBAT® Compact CTCU range of gas-fired, tubular unit heaters from Roberts-Gordon is specially designed for small, hard to heat areas where space is at a premium. The product line, which is over 91.5% net efficient, comprises 4 models with heat outputs of 11, 15, 22, 27 and 32 kW. COMBAT® Compact CTCU Tubular Unit Heaters are easy to install, maintain and operate with a wide range of options. COMBAT® Compact CTCU...Read More
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