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Legrand - County Hall Increases Capacity with Cablofil
The Isle of Wight’s Newport County Hall has been remodelled with data and electrical services to answer current and future demand thanks to the installation of Cablofil* cable management from Legrand. The new electrical installation has been carried out to enable centralisation of services for the Isle of Wight’s 39 electoral wards, 25 parish councils and eight town councils at Newport County Hall. The remodelling project has opened up...Read More
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Bells Power - FG Wilson takes Power Generation to New Heights at Heron Tower
When the leading manufacturer of diesel and gas generator sets, FG Wilson and official UK Dealer, Bells Control Equipment Ltd, were contracted by Skanska to install three FG Wilson 2500 kVA diesel generator sets (4016-TGR-3A) to Heron Tower, the first ‘six star’ office development in London, the biggest challenge was getting the 20 tonne equipment to the 42nd floor of the sleek new skyscraper and making it fully operational. The generator...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Community Sports Centre Installs Specialist Renewable Heating...
A community sports centre in Stockport is believed to be among the first in the country to install specialist renewable heating technology in its club house, after it was awarded £70,000 in grants. Burnage Rugby Football Club, in Heaton Mersey, will have heated changing rooms for the first time after installing an Ecodan® PUHZ 14kW air to water monobloc heat pump, and the hot water for showers is now provided by an Ecodan CAHV 43kW air to water...Read More
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Levolux Helps Tesco make Savings
Following a multi-million pound investment, Highams Park in north-east London has been transformed, with an exciting new mixed-use development, featuring an attractive Timber Fin Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Anchored by a 60,000 sq ft Tesco superstore, the 11.2 acre regeneration scheme also provides 253 residential units, 10 retail units and 10 industrial units. The development, which was originally refused planning permission...Read More
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Crown Paints’ - Vibrant Colours bring Salford University to Life
A vibrant approach to colour from Crown Paints has seen the interior and exterior of the University of Salford come to life. Crown has been working closely with the education facility to transform the classrooms, lecture theatres, communal areas and student accommodation, introducing more than 20 different colour schemes at the campus. Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt Emulsion and Crown Trade Stronghold Smooth...Read More
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Socomec Integrated Power Systems Signal a New Dawn in the UK Rail Sector
In amongst the daily commuter bustle, many of us have noticed the extensive improvements taking place over recent years at one of London’s busiest – and most iconic - railway stations. The Grade 1 listed building, designed by Lewis Cubitt in 1852, is undergoing a significant redevelopment programme in conjunction with English Heritage. Since work commenced in 2007, the station has seen the addition of a new platform, a new...Read More
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Formica Group - True Scale from Axiom® by Formica Group brings you Closer to Nature
Formica Group, a worldwide leader in the decorative laminate market, introduces True Scale, one of the most exciting design additions to its Axiom® kitchen worktop range. Developed by Formica Group, True Scale captures the subtle variations inherent in natural materials such as stone or wood. With no repetition across the full width of the laminate sheet, patterns can be unveiled in their full-size beauty, whether it is on kitchen worktops...Read More
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Baxi Commercial Division Show TV Talent
Working in conjunction with CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), The Business Channel.tv is producing a series of programmes focusing on the built environment. Dealing with a wide range of industry topics such as sustainability, innovation and legislation, experts from different sectors of the building services industry were interviewed to gain a valuable insight from leading practitioners. Jeff House, Marketing...Read More
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DMS hold a Large Stock of Water Meters Available for Next Day Delivery
JSC & MWN Cold Water Meters are Now WRAS Approved! DMS supply a full range of PoWogaz Water Meters they hold comprehensive stocks from 1/2" to 12" (DN15 to DN300) APATOR POWOGAZ S.A. is one of the largest Polish and European manufacturers of water meters. Their strong market position is attributable to their expertise based on an 80-year tradition. A new addition to the MWN range is the...Read More
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Siemens Building Technologies Supports Local Student Challenge
Frimley-based Siemens Building Technologies division has shown its support for the next generation of construction professionals by sponsoring the South East regional heats of The Chartered Institute of Building’s Student Challenge Competition 2013. Held across the UK, the regional heats give students from local colleges, universities or workplaces the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and enthusiasm for the construction...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Panel Mounted Door Entry & Mailbox System
The Safety Letterbox Company worked with the Housing associations architects to develop a highly secure mailforce 1 panelled mailbox system. Mail Retrieval - The mail is posted through the individual flaps of the panel and securely drops at an angle in the chute of the mailbox inside the building. The post is then collected by the recipient by means of a secure rear lockable inner access door. This makes it virtually impossible for a thief to try...Read More
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Munters - InovisCoat Cutting Energy Bill by 38%
At InovisCoat Munters desiccant rotors have been equipped with Munters’ patented PowerPurge™ internal energy recovery sector. To benefit from low gas prices all their Munters dehumidification systems have furthermore been converted from steam into gas regeneration. Munters PowerPurge's innovative design adds a partial airstream in the regeneration zone of the rotor. This airstream is used for preheating the regeneration air, hereby...Read More
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Hanson Helps LA’s keep the Roads Running Smoothly
Hanson’s HAPAS-approved permanent pothole repair asphalt offers local authorities a solution for instant repairs to all highways and pavements. The system is available through builders’ merchants and consists of a 25kg tub of cold lay asphalt and a spray-applied sealant which must be used together for full HAPAS approval. It is designed for use on potholes of less than one square metre and deeper than 15mm. It is easy to use, can be laid...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - New White Paper highlights Cost & Efficiency Savings of Water...
A new White Paper from Spirax Sarco shows how steam users can save money and prevent a wide range of potential problems with an effective water treatment regime. If left unchecked, the impurities naturally occurring in raw water supplies can damage steam system performance dramatically. Corrosion, foaming and the build-up of deposits are just some of the issues that can lead to poor performance and spiralling maintenance...Read More
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