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Prysmian - C-TEC Protected with Prysmian FP
Leading life-safety equipment manufacturer C-TEC has chosen Prysmian’s FP Cables for its brand new headquarters in Wigan. C-TEC specialise in life-safety systems such as fire alarms, voice alarms and disability products all of which feature prominently in its new 75,000 sq ft facility. For these vital systems, FP PLUS and FP200 Gold were specified and installed for maximum circuit integrity. The voice alarm system was connected...Read More
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Danfoss - Developer Sees Heat Pumps as Ideal Solution for Care Homes
A care home provider is reaping the benefits of renewable energy and savings on its energy bills after specifying heat pumps from Danfoss for six of its Ideal Care Homes across the North and Midlands. LNT Group, based in Leeds, appointed renewable energy installer Q-Gen, based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, to install Danfoss’ DHP-H Opti Pro ground source heat pumps for the care homes, as part of generating 20 per cent of its energy...Read More
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Socomec’s Latest Critical Power Technology: on Show at Railtex 2013
Low voltage power specialist, Socomec, has built on its extensive experience in the European rail sector to develop a range of advanced critical power solutions - including the IP+ UPS Rail range - specifically for the unique requirements of UK rail sector. The range will be showcased at Railtex 2013, 30th April – 2nd May, and represents the very latest in critical power technology for the mass transportation sector, ensuring the safe...Read More
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Steadmans Supplies Materials for New Conversion at Purity Brewing Co
Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a new project at Purity Brewing Co. in Great Alne, Warwickshire. The brewery now benefits from a conversion of a 760 sq m existing disused agricultural building into a micro-brewery, thanks to Redditch-based installer S A Mogg. The building comprises over 330 linear metres of Steadmans’ AS35 120mm insulated panels in Vandyke brown and 130 linear...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Aberystwyth Chip Shop Catches Fire
Fire crews on the west coast of Wales had to react quickly to extinguish a blaze at a fish and chip shop in the centre of Aberystwyth. The Express chip shop in Alexandra Road caught fire just before 09:30 GMT on Monday 4 February after a problem with the fan motor in the cooking range, but workers from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene quickly. The firefighters, who arrived at the town centre fish and chip...Read More
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Honeywell Security - FAAST Aspiration Technology on Show at Firex 2013
The new FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology portfolio from Honeywell will be showcased at this year’s Firex from 13-16 May (Stand N40, Hall 3) at the NEC in Birmingham. Tim Checketts, newly appointed EMEA Sales Manager, Speciality Products, is also presenting a paper entitled ‘New aspiration technologies - changing the shape of fire detection’ at 10.30 on Thursday 16th May as part of the FIREX Academy 2013 Seminar Programme...Read More
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Fulton Supplies Skid Mounted Steam Boiler System for Zorba’s State-of-the-Art Food...
With a wide range of products manufactured at two 'state-of-the-art' food processing facilities in South Wales, Zorba Delicacies is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of soups, own-brand fresh dips and deli sandwich fillings for retailers, wholesalers and food service establishments. The first of Zorba’s facilities was established in Ebbw Vale in 2003 and has the capacity to process approximately 50 tonnes of chick peas per week for its hummus...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Quality of Ecobuild Enquiries Shows Healthy Interest in Heat Pumps
An impressive number of enquiries from both residential and commercial developers and specifiers at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, is an encouraging sign for the building services industry, according to Mitsubishi Electric. The manufacturer showcased its full range of heating and air conditioning heat pumps at the event, and was delighted with the interest received. “We were impressed with the quality of enquiries we received this year...Read More
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Harlequin - Nicola gets a Picture Perfect Dance Floor from Harlequin
Dance photographer and former dancer Nicola Selby gave her stylish new photography studio the perfect base for success with a world-class sprung dance floor system from Harlequin Floors. Training as a dancer until the age of 19, the University of Central Lancashire graduate translated her passion to dance photography and set up her own business 5 years ago after injury cut short her career. Using her experience, and with the safety of her...Read More
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Dulux Trade - The Search is on for the UK’s most Trusted Decorator 2013
Following on from the success of Most Trusted Decorator 2012, Dulux Trade has announced that the competition will return for a second year. During the UK-wide search in 2012, over 1,000 entries were received and this year’s Most Trusted Decorator competition is set to be even bigger and better. The competition aims to offer support to the painting and decorating industry, and is part of a long-term commitment by Dulux Trade to encourage...Read More
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Dimplex - Certainty needed to Save Renewable Heat Industry from Damaging Hiatus...
Leading name in renewables Dimplex has described news of further delays to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) as ‘extremely disappointing’, and with the scheme now not set to be launched in April 2014, is calling on DECC for urgent steps for greater certainty to prevent a damaging hiatus in the market. Instead of unveiling details of the keenly-anticipated second phase of the scheme, DECC’s latest announcement means that the...Read More
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Wienerberger Increases Irish Offering with new Belfast Showroom
Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, has invested significantly in a 227m² showroom in Belfast, which showcases the full range of products from Wienerberger, including industry favourites Corium and Porotherm. • The new showroom will offer over 1000 products to the New Build and Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI) markets and will utilise Wienerberger’s existing experienced footprint...Read More
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Viessmann Announces Continued Growth
Heating systems manufacturer, the Viessmann Group has reported sales of €1.89 billion in 2012, a €30 million increase in turnover and 1.6 per cent growth. Germany accounted for much of the growth globally, there was a 5 per cent increase in the number of heating systems sold. Announced at ISH Energy 2013, the international trade fair for building, energy, air conditioning technology and renewable energies, the figures were provided by the group’s...Read More
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DORMA - Do your Doors meet Requirements of Technical Guidance Document Part M...
Meeting the needs of the disabled when it comes to building design is a legal duty for those responsible for public buildings. But in order to provide a uniform level of access and meet the requirements of Part M of the Irish Building Regulations or British Standard BS8300, how can building owners, Architects and Specifiers ensure that their door closers help enable compliance A stand alone manual door closer cannot be certified to be...Read More
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