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Legrand Powers up First Direct Arena with Zucchini Transformers
Legrand has seen its Zucchini EdM cast resin transformers, SCP busbar and MR rising mains busbar form the electrical backbone of the new £80million First Direct Arena, which opens in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds later this year. The 13,500 capacity venue is aimed at bringing the very best in entertainment to Leeds city centre, with the Arena’s operators intending to host over 140 events a year covering everything from pop and...Read More
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Schneider Electric Acti 9 Set to take Pole Postition as Hundreds of Contractors Attend...
Global energy management specialist, Schneider Electric has experienced an outstanding reception to its recent Acti 9 events as hundreds of contractors across the country turned up to find out about the new reference in final distribution. Set to revolutionise modern electrical systems, the remarkably innovative Acti 9 system, complete with 23 patents, is designed to make the user’s life simpler, safer and more efficient than ever before...Read More
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Hitec Power Protection has Appointed Martin Pearce as Sales Manager
Martin covers the UK, but primarily the London Area, to promote Hitec’s latest, most powerful and high efficiency Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems (DRUPS) with single Unit ratings up to 3000kVA. All Hitec DRUPS Units can be configured into systems to offer greater capacity, modularity and redundancy. Martin is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional and has been in the Standby Power, Power conditioning...Read More
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Andrews Water Heaters Selected for Refurbishment at Premier Inn, Brighton City Centre
In a recent refurbishment of the domestic water heating system at Premier Inn Brighton City Centre, Whitbread’s nationwide maintenance contractors, Norton Commercial Gas Services Ltd selected Andrews MAXXflo gas-fired storage water heaters to replace the existing units, located on the outside of the building. Whitbread’s Energy Team asked Norton to consult with Andrews Water Heaters’ technical team to devise a long term...Read More
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Cembrit - Contemporary Barn gets Natural Look with Glendyne
A disused farm building has recently been converted into a stylish residential dwelling with the help of Glendyne natural slate from Cembrit. The conversion project has transformed what was once a run-down chicken shed into a single-story contemporary living space, with Glendyne slates providing harmony with the other natural materials used on the project. The new dwelling is located in the village Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes and...Read More
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Crown Trade High Performance Cladding System Kick Starts Sponsorship Deal for the...
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings Cladding System provided the right paint for the job to transform tired cladding surfaces at The John Smith’s Stadium, home to Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club & Huddersfield Town Football Club. The system, comprising of Crown Trade Fast Drying Cladding Finish and Crown Trade High Build Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer, has been used to breathe new life into the surfaces at the Stadium’s away stand...Read More
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Hanson Formpave’s Paving used in Development Set to Achieve Zero Carbon Standard
Hanson Formpave has supplied over 2,000m² of paving to Barratt Homes’ Hanham Hall development, which is set to be the first of its kind to achieve the new zero carbon standard. Set within 12-acres near Bristol, the development will be one of the first zero carbon communities in England and will consist of 185 houses as well as a range of shops and offices. It features Formpave’s standard Chartres paving – which emulates the old stone...Read More
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Levolux Stands out in Stafford
Students at Stafford College are settling into a ‘cool’ new £14 million Riverbank Building which has been expertly designed to provide a comfortable environment whatever the weather. Among the features incorporated to improve comfort and promote energy efficiency throughout the new building is an external Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Replacing disused, fire-damaged workshops, the 56,000 sq foot building houses a three-storey...Read More
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Leaderflush Shapland - Gold Medal for Leaderflush Shapland
Leaderflush Shapland has played a part in the Olympics legacy with over 33,000 doors from its Urban Edge range provided for the Athletes Village, now the East Village housing estate. Initially close to 30,000 Urban Edge doorsets in a range of finishes including veneered, laminated and primed were supplied to 11 blocks within the Athletes Village – each of which holds around 300 apartments. Integral to the specification was the use of EnduraCor...Read More
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DMS - Danfoss Valves! Direct from DMS Flow Measurement & Controls Ltd
There are many types of PIBCV – and then there is the AB-QM. Danfoss is the market leader in pressure independent technology and has the most experience in producing reliable and precise automatic solutions. Independent research institutes determined that the AB-QM provides the best control performance compared to other pressure independent control valves on the market. With their extended product range of valve sizes and matching...Read More
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Sandtoft Celebrates 20-Year Working Relationship with Wing Yip
Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand, is celebrating its 20 year working relationship with Wing Yip, the UK’s leading Chinese and Oriental supplier, by presenting the owner with a hand carved clay temple dog at its flagship site and headquarters in Birmingham, following the building of a 200,000 sq ft extension. •The extension of the Birmingham development has recently been completed, for which Sandtoft supplied 9,000 of its Europa...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms - Installers to Gear up for Total Install Challenge
It’s that time again, as installers across the country gear up to take life into the fast lane with the Twyford Bathrooms and Plumb Center Total Install® challenge. Now in its second year, the popular joint initiative will see the industry leaders travelling the breadth of country in a series of fast-paced and fun-filled installer events aptly themed around the Total Install® quick-fit concept. Promising even more thrills and spills, this year’s summer...Read More
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Steadmans' Materials Prove Undiluted Success for Mineral Water Company
Materials made by leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans are proving transparently appropriate for Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company in mid-Wales. Steadmans’ output has enabled a new 15,750 sq ft production facility to be constructed at the company’s site in Knighton, Powys. The building now contains a bottling line for the diverse range of mineral water, flavoured spring water, juices, school...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Green MP Impressed with Renewables Specialist
Caroline Lucas MP, has praised the work of specialist renewable energy installer, Venus Property Solutions as she recently toured the revamped St Albans Road Traders Association in Watford. “Independent renewables businesses such as Venus Property Solutions are at the heart of the new green economy – creating local jobs, reducing carbon emissions and boosting the country’s reputation as a great place to invest in the green...Read More
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