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SIG Design & Technology - 7 Top Tips for Specifying a Single-ply Roof Membrane
Get a single-ply roof membrane right and no one notices. But get it wrong, and it’s another, very costly, story. Steve Cleminson, Technical Manager at SIG Design & Technology gives his top tips on the art of specifying a successful single-ply roof membrane. 1. Take a holistic approach Choosing the actual product is only part of the story. You can investigate the difference between the products themselves all you like, but it’s the whole...Read More
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SSQ is King of the Castle Lane
Installed across the pitched roofs of two new apartment buildings in Castle Lane – a mixed use development overlooking the historic Swansea Castle, SSQ’s Del Carmen Ultra slate has helped to create an impressive look and feel that is also in keeping with conservation requirements. With the local planning authorities stating a strict need for natural slate to be used, as artificial slate would not meet heritage guidelines, SSQ’s Del Carmen...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms - Brent Hudson Confirmed as new Head at Twyford
Reporting to Anders Spetz, Chief Commercial Officer of Sanitec, Brent will have full responsibility for Twyford in the UK and Ireland. Brent joined Twyford in February 2013 to head up the Commercial Operations and Marketing departments. He has previously held board level positions with Valeo Service, Saint-Gobain Pipelines and Biwater Industries. Says Brent Hudson: “I am delighted to be appointed at such an exciting and interesting...Read More
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Broadcrown - 3 Broadcrown Generators Provide Full Power Support for Inishturk...
Inishturk is a small beautiful island, 5km x 2.5km, located 9 miles (14.5km) off the west coast of Ireland. It is notable for its steep cliffs and sea stacks rising to 200m above sea level. This year Broadcrown was commissioned to design, manufacture and deliver an upgraded power system to replace the 3 x100kVA low voltage generator sets. The new system includes remote access / control and monitoring system, modifications of existing...Read More
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Furse - Hazardous Areas – Are yours Protected?
Many industries, such as petrochemical, oil & gas and food & beverage, face the ongoing challenge of protecting people and property from the risk presented by potentially explosive atmospheres. A lightning strike up to 1km away from a building can cause damage to the electronic systems within it including computers, telecommunications, CCTV or building management systems. Loss of such key systems, even temporarily...Read More
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Formica Group - William Morris’ Famous Patterns Recreated with Younique® by...
Architects Pringle Richards Sharratt used the Younique® by Formica Group customised service for the redevelopment of the award-winning William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London. The historic house, dedicated to life and works of William Morris, was fully refurbished including eight new washrooms, each featuring individual Morris patterns in digitally printed Formica® laminate Karsten Weiss, architect at Pringle Richards Sharratt...Read More
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Bells go from Strength to Strength in 2014 with Strong Second Quarter Project Wins
Following on from a strong end of 2013 and an equally impressive start to 2014, Bells have continued to show strong growth in the second quarter of 2014 and have secured several major project wins in London and the South East underlining their strength and overall standing in the London market as being the Major F G Wilson deliverer of Turnkey Generator Installations. Among the highlights of their project wins Bells secured the...Read More
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Monodraught Appoints New Managing Director
Monodraught is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew McCubbin as its new managing director, effective from 1st August 2014. He succeeds Steen Hagelskjaer who will become Chairman of the Board of Directors. During the past twenty years Andrew has held a number of senior management roles with Japanese air conditioning manufacturers, most recently at Daikin UK Ltd, and therefore brings with him extensive industry...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - Latest Projects from ADE during September
More Gas Power - Another gas engine enclosure is dispatched, all pipework and electrical work is completed at Advanced along with the design and build of the acoustic enclosure. Export Sales - These three enclosed diesel generators are on their way to join the larger sets we built for an Iceland Data Center, The smaller units will be used for site accommodation and offices while the project as a whole is being built. 8 off 2000kVA - These eight...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Heat Exchanger Systems Help Eastbourne Hospital Meet NHS Emissions...
Two Spirax Sarco EasiHeat™ packaged steam-to-hot-water solutions are providing heating and hot water at Eastbourne District General Hospital’s new Endoscopy Unit, while also helping to meet NHS emissions guidelines. Spirax Sarco also provided expertise to support the project’s design and specification. The new building housing the Endoscopy Unit must be in line with the NHS’s target of 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent...Read More
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Kingspan Tarec - Don't Paint It - Insulate it with Kooltherm® Theatre Black!
Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation is theatre black finish is ideal for pipework applications where a muted or low reflective finish is desired. The high emissivity black facing can also reduce the product thickness required in cold and chilled applications. Painting pipe insulation once installed can reduce its fire performance, increase labour cost and increase time on site. Theatre black finish can be supplied on all sizes of Kooltherm®...Read More
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Munters - Energy Efficient Storage – The Munters Way
Materials are damaged when exposed to high Relative Humidity. The only reliable protection, irrespective of weather conditions, is dry air produced by a desiccant dehumidifier. Dehumidification Vs. heating - Heating is a common method for trying to control the Relative Humidity. Temperature has no impact on the quality of materials (except for some liquids) and as the Relative Humidity in a heated store will fluctuate between 20-70%....Read More
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Legrand Builds on Irish Success
Legrand, the specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, is building on its success in the Irish market with the appointment of Liam Fitzgerald as area sales manager (South and West Ireland). A world leading manufacturer of wiring devices and cable management systems, Legrand is the company behind a number of specialist brands including Bticino, Cablofil, Electrak and Zucchini, delivering innovative, integrated solutions...Read More
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