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Gent’s FDA System Defends The Highlander’s Museum
An innovative fire detection and alarm (FDA) solution from fire industry experts Gent by Honeywell has been selected to protect visitors at one of the UK’s largest regimental museums, Scotland’s Highlander’s Museum. The Gent system has been installed as part of a £2.9 million redevelopment programme which has transformed the museum into a heritage centre where visitors can learn about the history of army regiments raised from the region...Read More
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UPS Ltd - How a PowerWAVE Generator can Complement your UPS Protection
The release of Ofgem’s Energy Capacity Assessment, which predicts UK energy capacity could fall from 14% to just 4% in just three years, highlights the value of long-term generator autonomy as an essential complement to a UPS’s ‘no break’ power protection capability. Here, Sales Director for Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, Alan Luscombe, considers how to match a generator to the onsite UPS, critical load and environmental conditions...Read More
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Cembrit - Art Deco Restoration with Cembrit
The specification of Cembrit’s Diamond Fibre Cement slates has helped restore a historic 1930s cinema back to its former glory. Evesham’s Regal Cinema, recently shortlisted for ‘best rescue’ in the English Heritage Angel awards, is an iconic art deco building and 1200 of the Diamond slates have been installed to preserve the architectural integrity of the renovation. The Regal Cinema opened back in October 1932, with the film ‘The Silent...Read More
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Bilco Roof Hatches make a Splash at Ironmonger Row Baths
Ironmonger Row Baths has been part of the landscape of the London borough of Islington since 1931, when it was built as a wash house for local residents; at a time when 95% of households did not have a bath. In 1938 a swimming pool was added and was well used by the community for many decades. In May 2010 the building was closed to undergo an extensive £16.5m refurbishment, funded by Islington Council and EC1 New Deal for...Read More
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ARDEX UK is Sad to Announce the death of Alan Batch
ARDEX UK is sad to announce that Alan Batch, the first Managing Director of the Haverhill based company, died on 19th March 2013, aged 82. Joining the company on 1st September 1971, Alan developed and guided ARDEX to become a market leading manufacturer of high performance flooring and tiling products, a position that it maintains to this day. Many of ARDEX’s renowned products, including their multi award winning ARDITEX...Read More
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Danfoss - Skiing World Championship in Schladming: Energy-Efficient Media Centre
A new media centre has been built in Schladming for the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championship events in February 2013. The building is equipped with advanced building services, including a ventilation system with variable-speed fans driven by a total of six Danfoss frequency converters. This makes the system especially demand-driven and energy-efficient in operation. The highly ambitious energy concept includes a photovoltaic system...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Send for Sample Packs of NedZink’s Zinc Finishes
Sample packs of NedZink’s Naturel, Nova and Noir zinc finishes are now available to specifiers and contractors from SIG Zinc & Copper. The packs are designed to highlight top quality ranges made to EN 988 that are exclusive to the SIG national supply chain. They are suitable for roofing and facade applications, gutters, rainwater and drainage elements. SIG Zinc & Copper offers a new, cost effective way to zinc a roof, reducing waste...Read More
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Flowcrete UK takes Integrated Flooring Solution for the Food Industry to the Total...
Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating its complete flooring solution – geared up to the unique needs of the food & beverage sector – at The Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition. The flooring manufacturer will be highlighting the benefits of its integrated flooring solution, developed specifically for the food and beverage sector, from their stand number G23 at the Birmingham NEC, where the event runs from 4 – 6 June 2013. With more than 30...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineeering - A Logistical Nightmare
When ADVANCED of South Kirkby, North Yorkshire received a requirement from one of their market leading clients, the task was given to John Farrow, Data Centre Specialist - what started off as a dream design venture soon turned into a logistical nightmare. On paper the requirement included 1000KW generating sets utilising an MTU 12 cylinder V Type Diesel Engine running at 1500 RPM, coupled to a Leroy Somer synchronous alternator...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric Adds more ErP Compliant Equipment to Range
Mitsubishi Electric has released details of additions to its popular M Series and Mr Slim ranges of air conditioning systems, all of which fully comply with the requirements of the Energy Related Products (ErP) Lot 10 Directive which came into force at the beginning of 2013. The new models join the manufacturer's existing range of fully compliant units, each featuring labels detailing seasonal efficiency and performance. The EU-wide ErP rules...Read More
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Schneider Electric Recognised as a Leading Competitive PV Equipment Supplier
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is honored to have been distinguished by GTM Research as one of the Top 3 most "Competitively Positioned PV Inverter Companies", in their most recent research “The Global PV Inverter Landscape”. "This is a great recognition of the positioning of Schneider Electric as a leading company in the solar power conversion market”, noted Laurent Bataille, SVP for the Solar Business...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Banks takes on Sales Role at Spirax Sarco
Sheldon Banks has joined Spirax Sarco as sales director for the UK and Republic of Ireland. He replaces Marc Eggermont, who is relocating to Belgium to assume the role of general manager. Nick Anderson, divisional director, EMEA, at Spirax Sarco, says: “Sheldon brings a wealth of experience in sales and management and I am certain that he will add great contributions to the UK & ROI Sales business and to the Group.” Sheldon...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Ductwork Gutted in Restaurant Fire
A fire destroyed the roof and ductwork of a south-west London restaurant on Wednesday night 03 April 2013. Four firecrews tackled the blaze at the You Me Korean restaurant in New Malden with London Fire Brigade reporting the incident on Twitter. The fire, which started around 6pm, destroyed the majority of the roof, gutted the piping and damaged a tenth of the first floor. No-one was injured in the incident. Resident Yasmean Elghaly told...Read More
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Sandtex Trade Kicks Off Five Decades of Protection Message on TV Screens
Sandtex Trade’s ‘Protecting Buildings For Over 50 Years’ message is coming to TV screens this summer with an advertising campaign and high profile sponsorship of the Sky News Sportsline bulletin. The premium exterior paint brand is sponsoring the sports round-up from May, through to August. This sponsorship package is supported with regular TV advertising, which sees Sandtex Trade take inspiration from the archives to illustrate the...Read More
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