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Zehnder - Heating at New Reading Train Care Depot is on Track with Zehnder ZBM...
A key hub for the West of the UK, Reading Station currently handles approximately 50,000 passengers and 700 trains a day. With passenger numbers set to double by 2030, and with a year on year increase in freight business forecast, the redevelopment of the station area was essential to transforming the rail network and improving the journey of thousands of rail passengers. A £895 million redevelopment programme began in 2011 and...Read More
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Britannia Kitchen Ventilation - Best of British Quality Manufacture Prompts 10 Year...
Britannia Kitchen Ventilation Ltd. has developed such a solid reputation for high quality kitchen ventilation products that it is now offering a 10 year warranty. Having won great acclaim for its consistently high standards of manufacturing quality, Britannia is preparing to back this up with an unprecedented offer of a 10 year warranty on the workmanship of its Britstream range of canopies. “Our project management & installation...Read More
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Power Capacitors - Reactive Power Charge
The reactive power charge is one of the ways by which consumers with a poor Power Factor pay more for their electricity than consumers with a good Power Factor. From April 2010, a common charging method came in to force across all UK Electricity Supply Companies. This applied to ALL half-hourly metered consumers. Your electricity bill now includes a charge for reactive power. The way the reactive power charge is calculated is; the...Read More
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Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw - Supplying Doorsets to the Education Sector that...
Performance doorset manufacturer Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw has a wealth of experience working within the education sector and has successfully supplied more than 11,000 performance doorsets to schools in the past year. Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw not only offers a range of high quality products, it understands the regulatory requirements and best practice guidance that applies to educational institutions and provides a flexible...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms Invests In Major New Showroom at the Alsager HQ...
Twyford Bathrooms has invested £150k in a brand new showroom at its Alsager plant, near Stoke on Trent which is now open. The investment is part of parent company Sanitec’s strategic plans to raise the profile of the Twyford brand and coincides with the upcoming summer launch of major new ceramic and shower enclosure ranges. It also showcases the five design collections in the luxury brand Keramag Design, including the...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate Meets Conservation Requirements
Both set in strict conservation areas, Linden Homes’ new projects at Kilmersdon Hill, Somerset and Hereford Road in Abergavenny required the use of sympathetic materials that would meet heritage requirements. As a result, SSQ’s heritage accepted Del Carmen slates were selected and installed across nine and 27 new homes respectively. With a need to meet English Heritage standards, SSQ’s heritage accepted Del Carmen...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Partners with South Devon College on Leading Energy Centre...
After working alongside South Devon College for many years, helping to educate the engineers of tomorrow, Schneider Electric recently partnered with the organisation once more, during the construction of its South West Energy Centre. In light of changing government legislation and the need for the UK to ‘go green’; South Devon College created the Energy Centre as a base from which to teach skills in the renewable energy and sustainable...Read More
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PMA UK - Low Voltage Product Division to Supply Cable Protection for Major UK Rail...
It was announced last month that Bombardier has been awarded the contract to deliver rolling stock and a new depot for a government backed project for Crossrail in the UK. This involves 65 new trains being built, with the creation of more than 1,000 jobs and 100 apprenticeships. The Low Voltage Product division will supply its PMA specified cable protection systems to the Aventra vehicles to be supplied by Bombardier. The contract...Read More
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Carrier puts New Team in Place for London Sales
Following statements by the new managing director of Carrier UK, Richard Jones, that he intends the brand to take a more “positive” stance in the marketplace - communicating new product strengths and application experience, the company has announced a new sales organisation for the London region. Experienced air conditioning sales manager Chris Pinn has been recruited as London Regional Sales Manager to supervise a restructured...Read More
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Fulton - Specified for Southmead PFI Hospital Project
Heat transfer specialist Fulton Limited has supplied a skid-mounted, dual-fuel-fired steam boiler package to Southmead Hospital for a project that facilitated in North Bristol NHS Trust’s £430 million PFI redevelopment of the site, which partially opened at the end of May 2014. Steam from the skid-mounted package, which features two Fulton 60J boilers plus ancillaries, is used during the washing and sterilising of surgical equipment and...Read More
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Xylem - Increasing Concerns over Illegal Circulator Pumps Entering UK Market
Non-compliant circulator pumps are entering the UK market from China and the Far East, raising concerns about market surveillance across the European Union. The warning comes after the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association’s recent visit to the National Measurement Office (NMO) in the UK, demanding action on imported circulator pumps which fail to meet the standards. The NMO confirmed that tests had recently...Read More
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Formica Group - VIVIX® Panels used for St. James’s Hospital Façade
VIVIX® by Formica Group exterior façade panels have been used for the external wall cladding of St. James’s hospital in Dublin. Equator European Architects, Irish branch, chose VIVIX panels in Redwood from the Woods range, to create a contemporary look that fits in perfectly with the surroundings. Gavin Veeran of Equator European Architects explains: "St. James's Hospital Haemophilia and Hepatology Clinical Research...Read More
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Bilco Celebrates 25 Years in the UK
Bilco, a leading horizontal access products manufacturer, is celebrating 25 years in the United Kingdom with its broadest product portfolio to date and significant installations across the nation. Bilco opened its UK and European office in Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk in April 1989 and for the last 25 years has worked to grow its reputation amongst architects, engineers, specifiers and the construction trades by providing the right access...Read More
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Danfoss Kept World Cup Cool
The global company Danfoss supplied products for several of the FIFA World Cup facilities in Brazil. Common to all installations is that Danfoss helped to keep players and guests cool and comfortable; while saving energy. In the World Cup sports arenas, Danfoss technology – such as variable speed drives and scroll compressors – saved up to 30% energy in the air-conditioning systems and ensuring comfortable temperatures...Read More
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