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Polyflor is in Vogue at SRG Apparel
Polyflor, the UK's commercial and resident vinyl flooring specialist, has just announced a diverse range of its flooring products have been installed in the new state-of-the-art 40,000sqft head quarters of fashion house SRG Apparel, in Whitefield, Manchester. Over 750m² Polyflor products were specified by Jenkins Design of Bury, and installed by Bramhall Flooring, including Expona Control, Expona Design, 2000PUR, Polysafe Arena...Read More
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Knauf Comfortboard Benefits Hi-Tech EcoHouse
Comfortboard, the revolutionary energy-saving plasterboard developed by Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building systems – is now being tested at Nottingham University as part of the Mark Group EcoHouse, a world-leading showcase of energy efficiency and innovation. Knauf Comfortboard incorporates Micronal phase change material (PCM) developed by chemical company BASF to exploit the principle of latent heat...Read More
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Monodraught Cool-Phase Helps Ford’s Retail Car Showrooms Go Green
A new Ford Retail car showroom and used car sales office completed in January 2013 is equipped with Monodraught Cool-phase, a low energy cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system. Cool-phase reduces the running costs of buildings while creating a fresh and healthy indoor environment without the use of compressors or hazardous coolants. The system uses intelligently controlled phase change material (PCM) to actively...Read More
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Unitrunk - Certificated Cutting & Bending Training
Cable basket is being used more extensively on projects than ever before and it may well become more widely used than cable tray - but how well is the installation of basket understood? Specifications are generally vague, stating compliance to IEC 61537 as the only pre-requisite, effectively leaving the contractor to then select the product for the job. However, the NES includes a reference within clause 2025D, that all accessories should...Read More
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Dimplex Raises the Temperature at CIH Housing
Dimplex will showcase a series of its innovative and energy efficient electric heating solutions at the CIH Housing 2014 conference and exhibition (stand D15). Visitors will be able to see how Dimplex’s latest products, such as the Quantum heater, Quantum water cylinder and brand new Q-Rad electric radiator, can help tackle fuel poverty and deliver low cost, lower carbon heating for social housing providers. Chris Stammers, marketing...Read More
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Flowcrete - The Isocrete Green Screed is a Hero at Grand Designs Live
Isocrete Self Level Renovation, part of the Isocrete Green Screeds range, will be on display at Grand Designs Live 2014 as one of Kevin McCloud’s handpicked selection of the best eco-innovations available to the UK built environment. Flowcrete UK’s environmentally friendly screeds have been nominated as one of the show’s Green Heroes. This is a dedicated feature at the centre of the live show which provides a platform to showcase...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Renewable Ecodan Heating System Meets Both Budget &...
When Andrew Fish was looking to build a new house in an off-gas area in rural Wiltshire he needed a heating system that would fit with a strict overall budget and protect the home against rising fuel bills into the future. Mr Fish also needed a system that could be installed in a flexible way that could work around the build programme and called in Tetbury-based, JMR Services which specialises in all aspects of plumbing, heating and renewable...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Barry Roberts joins Marshall-Tufflex
Experienced project manager Barry Roberts has joined cable management specialist Marshall-Tufflex as its new Contract and Specification Account Manager for the south of England. Barry has worked in the electrical industry for 34 years, starting out as an apprentice with William Steward, gaining City and Guilds qualifications in electrical installation and going on to work across a wide range of sectors including industrial...Read More
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Socomec Rail
In conjunction with rail sector partners, Socomec is delivering the most advanced critical power technology in line with the unique demands of rail operating environments. As a market leading critical power specialist, Socomec has developed a broad range of fully integrated products and services - drawing upon the wealth of knowledge and skills from each highly specialised division of the business - to address what are...Read More
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Giacomini UK Embark on Multiple Charity Missions
A team from Yate based Giacomini UK, one of Europe’s largest producers of plumbing brassware and radiator valves, will be embarking upon not one but two gruelling charity challenges in 2014. On 5 July the team of six Giacomini employees, who call themselves “the Mountain Goats”, will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge and climbing the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours. All funds raised from...Read More
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Bells Power - Dover Community Hospital
Bells Power has completed a hat trick of generator supply and installation contract wins with East Kent Hospital University NHS. Having recently secured the contracts for William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, and the QEQM Hospital, Margate, the third deal is for Dover Community Hospital. The new hospital, replacing the recently demolished Buckland Hospital site, is being constructed by Interserve with M&E services by DMA, with...Read More
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Kingspan makes Customer Services Appointment
In a further expansion of Kingspan Access Floors’ customer services activities, Dylan Thorley has been appointed Technical Services Engineer. In his expanded role, he is now visiting sites to discuss any issues that may arise relating to installations of Kingspan raised flooring. He can also provide customers with technical reports that may be required for an insurance claim for damage. Dylan joined Kingspan in 2012 as Technical...Read More
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Cembrit - TAS Stocks Cembrit Corrugated Sheets
Cembrit, the corrugated sheet specialist, has developed a new relationship with TAS Building Supplies, located in Castle Douglas, Scotland. This affiliation sees TAS stocking Cembrit’s Cemsix and B5 corrugated sheets, providing local roofing contractors and builders with easy access to these fibre cement products. The family run, independent building supplier started operating its corrugated sheet and cladding department late last year...Read More
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Dulux Trade - AkzoNobel makes Unprecedented Investment in Trade Brands
AkzoNobel has announced a record investment in its trade paint brands, as part of its commitment to reinvigorating the painting and decorating industry. The £12m investment will include a striking new appearance for Dulux Trade, including new look metal packaging, and a series of product and service innovations to drive the industry into the fore of craftsmanship, quality and professionalism. The first change customers will see is an overhaul...Read More
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