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Komfort evens out Awkward Angles in Office Fit Out
Creating a vibrant space that catered for a varied mix of working methodologies amongst awkward building angles was the main brief for a two storey fit out of the new Geneity offices. To deliver they brought in specialist partitioning manufacturer Komfort to provide the solution. The office, based in Hammersmith, had previously gone through a Category A fit out but new occupiers Geneity wanted a space that was modern and...Read More
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Socomec UPS & Sudlows – Keeping Metrolink on Track with Specialist Critical Power...
Socomec UPS has been selected by Metrolink RATP Dev Ltd (MRDL) to manage the introduction of its latest Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) technology in a major upgrade to the Greater Manchester Metrolink light railway critical power infrastructure. Metrolink is currently undergoing a £1.4 billion expansion and to bring the existing infrastructure in line with the technology required as part of the network’s ambitious expansion...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - A Breath of Fresh Air for HBS Group Southern
When a specialist heating and ventilation company moves into a brand new HQ, how does it decide what equipment to install in its own building? In the case of HBS Group Southern, the choice was simple: Mitsubishi Electric. After more than 60 years in the business, installing systems in commercial and industrial settings, the company had plenty of experience on which to base its choice. “We wanted the same high standard of kit for...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology Launches its Planet Proposition Sustainability Initiative...
Armstrong Fluid Technology announced the launch of its Planet Proposition corporate sustainability initiative in June with an event at The Crystal. Members of the company’s senior leadership team introduced the initiative at a press reception, followed by an awards ceremony for the company’s first community project. Finalists in a competition for Key Stage 2 children in schools local to the company’s two UK factories (in...Read More
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Ancon Completes the CE Marking of its Product Portfolio
Stainless steel fixings specialist, Ancon, has completed the CE Marking requirements for its full range of brick support systems, windposts, cavity wall ties, bed joint reinforcement, lintels and tension bar systems, confirming legal compliance with the new EU Construction Products Regulation. Ancon has published a new 12-page guide explaining this new regulation and identifying which products it affects. It includes a...Read More
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Purus Launches Security Floor Gullies for Vinyl Floors
Purus, the wetroom drainage solutions provider, has launched two ranges of Purus Security Floor Gullies for Vinyl Floors. There are four options of round gully outlets with two options of grates with Torx Screw Locking Nuts; plus a linear drain version in lengths of 600mm, 800mm and 1000mm. Purus is also able to make a bespoke version of the round gully range for Resin Floors. The Round Stainless grate is for high security needs and has...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Electrician’s Power Bills fall as he Rolls out Savings to Householders
Electrician Andrew Lovelace may be almost evangelical when it comes to promoting domestic energy saving systems but he has two golden rules – he initially ‘road tests’ them in his own home to assess their performance and they must return worthwhile savings for his customers. This approach is paying dividends for his company, Lovelace Electrical of Boston, Lincolnshire, with word of mouth referrals boosting business for...Read More
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Sadolin - Get a Kick Out of Using Sadolin this Summer!
It’s been a long wait but summer is finally here and, decorators can at last make the most of the warm weather and long sunny days, carrying out all manner of exterior woodcare jobs for their customers. Keen to ensure that every decorating and maintenance project on timber and joinery can be completed using a top league product that will always put in a premier performance, Sadolin is giving away thousands of Mitre footballs in its...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Feature on Radio 4's World Tonight
Breathing Buildings' MD, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald features in Radio 4's programme World Tonight. The interview discusses the success of Ashmount Primary School and the BREEAM Outstanding award that the Building received which was partly achieved due to Breathing Buildings' natural ventilation system. The other interviewees included Jonathan Porritt, who was head of Friends of the Earth and is a well-known environmentalist, and Vince...Read More
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Space Air RIBA Approved CPD Seminars
Space Air offers RIBA certified seminars at your place of work or at Space Air’s head quarters in Guildford, Surrey training facility. The seminar is a RIBA Core Curriculum Topic – Climate, all about ‘what a heat pump is’ outlining the environmental considerations, factors affecting efficiency, comparisons of different types of air-to-water heat pump systems, advantages and disadvantages of systems, installation considerations, applicable...Read More
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Emerson Recognised as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Centre...
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity, and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced it is has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2013 Vendor Analysis (doc #241280, May 2013). The IDC MarketScape report recognises Emerson for current capabilities and future strategy for...Read More
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PMA UK - Setting New Standards & Trends
Customer needs are a top priority at PMA, and we work every day to ensure all our customer requirements are met in our products. We offer cable protection solutions and services that are tailored to meet requirements in every type of application. Our range extends from basic items right up to the most demanding high-tech products. We can develop system solutions and special products that are designed to meet specific customer...Read More
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JS Humidifiers keeps Christ’s Hospital Organ in Tune
JS Humidifiers has recently supplied a Condair CP3 steam humidifier to humidify the school hall organ at Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham, ensuring it resonates correctly and remains in tune whatever the weather. The organ in Christ’s Hospital’s ‘Big School’ is of huge historical importance and great artistic merit. It has its roots in an organ built in 1830 by Elliot & Hill and around 25% of the current pipes date from the original instrument...Read More
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Formica Group - Gecko Range from Modus Features Formica® ColorCore
Modus has chosen to use ColorCore® for its striking collection of bistro, meeting, coffee and occasional tables – Gecko. Black, White and Spectrum Red from the Formica® Colors range have been used to great effect for this range of table tops. A fine example of the multi-disciplinary talents of Scandinavian design partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune (CKR), Gecko’s ColorCore tops are available as softened squares and rectangles or...Read More
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