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Catnic Comes up Trumps for New Homes in Cambridge
Seven Acres is a 130 home development by Homes by Skanska at Trumpington in Cambridge. The new homes are being constructed using Catnic’s lintels, to provide structural support within the windows and doors of these Scandinavian style houses and apartments. Catnic was selected as the lintel supplier for this project based on its competitiveness, aligned with the high quality and just in time capabilities of its manufacturing...Read More
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CAREL UK Growth Exceeds Expectations
Latest figures released from CAREL UK this week show impressive growth. The company, which launched its three year plan last year following the appointment of key management personnel, is ahead of its 17% growth target at the end of the first half of 2014 and well and truly on track to deliver 65% growth from 2013-15. Following a period of little growth during 2011-2012, CAREL UK appointed Bob Cowlard as Managing Director in June 2013...Read More
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Cembrit - Cembonit Brings Colour to Portsmouth
Approximately 800m² of Cembrit Cembonit cladding has been used to overclad an apartment block in Portsmouth. Undergoing a number of internal and external refurbishment works, the building now features an attractive stair tower which combines Cembonit Flint and Granite. The apartment block is situated in the heart of Portsmouth, on Westminster Place, just a few miles away from the popular designer shopping outlet Gunwharf Quays...Read More
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Crown Trade Tackles University Challenge at Robert Gordon University
Crown Trade products have won top marks with a major university challenge completed in time for the start of a new term. The first phase of a massive £97 million new redevelopment project at Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee Campus in Aberdeen was finished last year. A modern new library along with laboratories, teaching rooms and a refectory have been in full use ever since. The University has centralised its Academic Function...Read More
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Wienerberger Launches Series of Porotherm ‘How to’ Videos
Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has launched a series of informative, and easy to understand, videos demonstrating the various stages of the build process for Porotherm, the company’s clay block walling system. The series is a great tool for builders and bricklayers who are either considering, or are already using Porotherm blocks. • The series, which is composed of ten videos...Read More
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Power Capacitors - Win a Chance to Drive a Ferrari QVC308
Where were you in 1984? If your memory needs a jog, 1984 was the year Virgin Atlantic took its inaugural flight whilst Sony and Philips released the first commercial CD player. Band Aid was formed and Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” was on its way to selling 37 million copies. In January of that year two other great innovations hit the market. Whilst Apple released the very first Macintosh desktop computer, Power Capacitors Limited...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - Latest Projects from ADE During July
Year End - On the final day of our financial year, these ADVANCED designed & built match pair of Perkins 2000kVA diesel generators in their 80dBA @ 1 Meter enclosures were dispatched to a southern budget retailer’s warehouse. Making room on the test bays for the next project to be rolled out. Telecoms Sizes Increase - To date the telecoms project has been taking various modified sized sets between 60 and 500kVA – This Cummins...Read More
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Panasonic - St Modwen & WDS Call on Panasonic for Great Energy Savings
Panasonic was called upon by Woodhouse Environmental Services Ltd to provide equipment for call centre giant, WDS, to retrofit its busy offices with an energy-efficient Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Working against strict time and space constraints, Panasonic’s VRF systems coupled with large ducted and wall mounted indoor units were specified for a quick, simple and energy efficient install. WDS...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Continuous Professional Development (CPD) on Technology Changes in...
John Walker, the Scotland Regional Sales Manager from Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd is hosting a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) morning in Glasgow on Thursday the 18th of September 2014. The event will be taking place at the Auchentshan Distillery and following the CIBSE certified CPD session, you are invited to join John in a distillery tour. The CPD itself will be presented by Kenny Green...Read More
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Piller - World’s Leading Data Centre Experts Gather for Piller IPCS 2014 Event
High-performance power protection specialist, Piller, has seen massive interest in its IPCS 2014 (International Power & Conditioning Symposium) event, the third hosted by the company. Taking place on 15th and 16th September in Osterode, Germany, the Symposium is already fully booked, with over 100 international delegates attending. Piller’s Global Managing Director, Andrew Dyke says: “This is the third Symposium we have organised...Read More
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Unitrunk - Edith Cavel Hospital
Unitrunk developed a close working relationship with the contractor of the high-tech Peterborough Edith Cavell Hospital meeting their every requirement to supply this large scale cable management contract with a wide variety of products. Due to the complex nature of this project, Unitrunk supplied bespoke size floor trunking to suit the customer’s exact requirements. Products • Cable Tray • Speedway SW4 Cable Ladder • Support Channel...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Sustainability is the Priority at this Year’s Healthcare Estates...
Trend Control Systems will be exhibiting on stand C37 at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition, October 7th – 8th, sharing the latest BEMS developments for healthcare specific solutions. According to Peter Moore of Trend, ‘The Healthcare industry, more than most, is required to accommodate regular changes in the use of its buildings. However, these developments must be sustainable, affordable and, above all else, remain compliant and...Read More
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Interpower - NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS)
Interpower have proudly designed and manufactured the emergency generator to accompany the recently commissioned NATO submarine rescue package. The containerised generator sits alongside the submersible, and decompression chambers, on the aft of the rescue vessel should a submarine be lost at sea, as the Russian submarine the Kursk was in August 2000. The specification, which was one of the more demanding that Interpower...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Daman Tower, Dubai
This 52,000 sq m speculative office development in Dubai is filling up fast. With 168 AET Flexible Space CAM-V44 AHU's already supplied and installed over 15 floors by our area distributor EKA Group. Each incoming tenant is able to specify their cooling requirements, and the world's largest Oilfield services company, Schlumberger was the first tenant to move in. They occupy 5000 sq m of the building and have installed 250 floor terminal...Read More
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