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Panasonic - Centre of Renewable Energy Incorporates Panasonic Heat Pump
With a growing number of renewable technologies available on the market, Watt Energy Saver has teamed up with Panasonic to educate both trade and consumer audiences of the benefits of air-source heat pump technology. At the Centre, Panasonic’s Aquarea heat pump has been installed, demonstrating the simplicity of the eco-friendly solution. The installation allows both trade and end-users to see the product and get a hands-on...Read More
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Pentair takes Control of Mixed Use Developments
Currently there are a lot of discussions about “Mixed Use Development” projects and the fact that buildings that don’t have a defined purpose from the outset are difficult to design for. For example, providing a heating solution when the end use of all areas of the building is not yet known can be tricky. Likewise, for a hot water distribution system it may not be clear from the outset what is going to be needed and where...Read More
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Cembrit - Luxury Property gets Glendyne Treatment
Glendyne natural slate has provided elegance and charm to an imposing new property in Yorkshire. The dark blue/grey slates provide the perfect complement to the fresh white facades and natural stone details at the luxury home. Located in the village of Bessacarr, Doncaster, on prestigious Bawtry Road, the property was recently re-roofed as part of a complete refurbishment. Overseen by Discount Roofing of Doncaster, the...Read More
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Viessmann Demonstrates Efficiency Boosting Systems at PHEX
Viessmann is presenting its domestic boiler and renewable ranges at all six PHEX plumbing and heating exhibitions this year (Wembley, April 30; Doncaster, May 8; Silverstone, May 21; Bristol, June 18; Manchester, October 16/17; Chelsea, November 13/14). In addition to a series of graphic displays, a fully piped up demonstration will showcase the leading heating manufacturer’s proprietary four-pipe system. A Vitodens 100-W gas...Read More
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Emerson Network Power’s - Range of Liebert® HPC Free Cooling Chillers Gains ECA...
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has today announced that its range of Liebert® HPC free cooling chillers has achieved the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) certification for the UK market, with accredited models included on the Government’s Energy Technology List (ETL). In addition to providing cost...Read More
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DORMA Provides Climate Barrier at Windy Allerton High School
Making a good first impression is crucial at new educational buildings, so the specification of entrance doors is absolutely vital. However, entrance doors are about far more than just aesthetics – with functionality and performance minimum requirements to ensure safety, security and comfort for students, teachers and staff alike. At Allerton High School in West Yorkshire, the original specification of automatic door operators on...Read More
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UK Flood Barriers - Industry Leaders in Flooding Debate Call for more Cohesion...
Last month key commentators from the flooding industry, including representatives from the Environment Agency, DEFRA, Jewson, National Federation of Builders and MP Mary Creagh, gathered at an event hosted by UK Flood Barriers and Jewson, to debate the key issues affecting the UK following the increase in floods in the last 12 months. The debate took many different turns with key issues being highlighted as: · THE NEED FOR...Read More
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Wienerberger Porotherm used to Achieve Code 6 Homes
Porotherm, the clay block walling system from Wienerberger, has been specified to help achieve the highest levels of sustainability for a new Oldham housing scheme. The Contour Homes project at St Mary’s Way is a development of 93 family homes across 2.2 hectares with a neighbourhood park and green walkways. Funded with a £7.84m Housing and Communities Agency grant, the overall development is being built to the current Level 3...Read More
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Belimo Automation UK - The New Globe Valve Actuators. Versatile, Intuitive, Safe
Based on the technology that has already proven itself in rotary actuators a million times over, Belimo is now bringing a new generation of globe valve actuators to the market to complete the comprehensive standardised actuator concept. To further enhance the field of application, the entire product range has been expanded to a power spectrum of 500 to 4500 N naturally to the usual Belimo quality standards. The compact design...Read More
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NUDURA puts Green Housing Project at Top of its Class
Curved walls are usually every builder’s nightmare. But for specialist house builder Barry Fingleton, not only were they a must-have when it came to designing his own 3,250 sqft home in County Laois, in Ireland, he knew that by using insulated concrete forms, it would also be a piece of cake. Barry has been working with insulated concrete form manufacturer NUDURA’s products for years and so knows only too well the flexibility they provide...Read More
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Steadmans Delivers new Warehouse for National Haulage Company
Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a new warehouse at Robert Summers Transport in Leven, Fife. The national haulage company now benefits from a new 240 sq m storage space, thanks to Leven-based installer J B Developments. The building comprises 565 linear metres of Steadmans’ AS35 80mm insulated panels in ocean blue to the roof and walls. The company also...Read More
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Prysmian - Ministerial Support for Prysmian Factory
Prysmian Group was delighted to welcome Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Right Honourable George Osborne MP, as he visited its Eastleigh manufacturing site today with Conservative Party candidate Maria Hutchings. The visit was prompted by recognition of the huge investment that global cable manufacturer Prysmian is making in the UK. Committed to supporting its UK manufacturing operation in the long term...Read More
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ABB Appoints John Edwards as General Manager for High Voltage Products in the UK
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has appointed John Edwards to the role of General Manager High Voltage Products UK, a role which will see him overseeing a wide range of innovative high voltage products including power quality and power factor correction (PFC) solutions. John has joined ABB from Schneider Electric (formerly AREVA T&D), where he was Unit Managing Director of Primary...Read More
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Flowcrete UK Shows the Way to Complete Flooring Solution at Pro2Pac
From project management expertise, high performance hygienic floor finishes through to stainless steel drainage systems - Flowcrete UK will be highlighting the benefits of its integrated flooring solution, developed specifically for the food and beverage sector, at Pro2Pac. The flooring manufacturer will show from its stand at the event – number S2330 – how its complete flooring service is designed to help specifiers get more from...Read More
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