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Knauf Vinova gets seen at SCIN
Innovative materials from Knauf’s comprehensive portfolio of lightweight building products are now available at the SCIN Gallery in London’s Clerkenwell district, best known for boasting the densest architectural community in the UK. Standing for Surfaces and Coverings for Interior Design, SCIN is the leading UK sourcing and advisory company and provides a showcase for products and architectural materials from all over...Read More
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Ancon - Why are Brick Support Angles Manufactured from Stainless Steel?
This is a question Ancon’s Technical Services Team is regularly asked by those specifying and purchasing support systems for masonry cladding. Here, we outline the reasons why stainless steel is used in this application. The relevant codes with regards to material specification are: BS EN 845-1, BS EN 845-2, and NCCI document PD 6697:2010. Table 2 of PD 6697:2010 states that for buildings exceeding three storeys high...Read More
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Pentair Optimising Efficiency for Single Pipe Hot Water Services with BIM
As a manufacturer of building services products, we at Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions have been engaged with Building Information modelling (BIM) for several years. It has been an exciting and challenging activity to determine what is really needed from the market. We have learned that BIM is not a destination but a road along which our industry must travel to improve how we design, construct, and manage buildings...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Best Practice: Metal Roofing & Cladding
It’s not just the type of metal, but what goes underneath that matters. Simon Walker, category manager for hard metals, on the dos and don’ts of specifying metal roofing and cladding. 1. Decide on your aesthetic vision before choosing the metal Rather than starting off with a specific material in mind to achieve a particular visual effect, specifiers should first consider broader issues such as life expectancy, buildability, patina...Read More
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Dulux Trade Ultra Matt Showcases Brutalist Architecture
A selection of highly durable Dulux Trade coatings has been used as part of the innovative redecoration of a 1970’s bungalow in Surrey. Dulux Trade Ultra Matt, Diamond Matt and Diamond Eggshell were selected to emphasise and preserve the building’s characteristics, which included an open-plan L-shaped living and dining room, and a Brutalist style, feature brail-tile effect wall. Homeowner, Richard Wise, approached Dulux Trade...Read More
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Polyflor - Stylish Floor Design Captivates School Pupils
An eye-catching flooring design made up from complementary colours in Polyflor’s 2000 PUR homogeneous vinyl collection is creating an attractive focal point for pupils at Audley Junior School in Blackburn, Lancashire. As part of a recent interior refurbishment, a series of circular designs have been installed into the school’s main sports and assembly hall, creating an individual, fresh and modern look to encourage increased attention...Read More
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Hanson Formpave’s Permeable Paving SUDS used in Bespoke Village Development
Hanson Formpave’s permeable paving was the ideal choice to complete an exclusive development of five homes in Ubley, near Bristol. The development has been built to a high specification and Formpave’s Aquapave combined paving and Aquaflow Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) perfectly complemented the new homes, while providing a solution to help drain rainwater away. In total 400 square metres of Aqaupave...Read More
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Dimplex - Quantum Tests Show Significant Savings
Independent testing of Dimplex’s Quantum heating system using the recently released SAP2012 has reaffirmed that Quantum combined with panel convector heaters can deliver significant running cost savings when compared with other electric heating systems. The new modelling shows that Dimplex Quantum can reduce running costs by up 27 per cent when compared with a standard storage heater system and up to 47 per cent when...Read More
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Purus - Purusline Living with BIM Object Selected for Kedleston Park Golf Club...
Purus Limited’s domestic and commercial linear wetroom solution for tiled floors, the Purusline Living, has been selected by Kedleston Park Golf Club in Kedleston, Derbyshire to be installed into their Male Changing Room/Shower area. The Purusline Living is featured on BIM, and the BIM objects for each variation of the channels are now available to download. The designed stainless steel grate in the ‘Twist’ pattern was used at Kedleston...Read More
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Gent by Honeywell - “You’re Hired!” - Trinity Fire & Security Systems Ltd Recruits...
Trinity Fire & Security Systems Ltd has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the Gent by Honeywell apprenticeship scheme by taking on another six new recruits this year. The successful “Get Fired Up” scheme, offers apprenticeship placements to students, between the ages of 16 and 24, and provides a structured programme to help them build a thorough knowledge base of fire alarm systems, regulations, legislation and...Read More
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OWA UK - The OWAconsult® Collection
When OWA UK moved into Cavendish House in Egham back in February, the offices did at first feel somewhat bland. Just one month later, a complete transformation had taken place – thanks to the OWAConsult® Collection, innovative modular systems that enables architects and interior designers to inject their own creativity into ceiling design. As a result, the new Trapeze ceiling has given the boardroom an energetic, vibrant...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology - Official Opening of Armstrong Fluid Technology’s New...
On 16th October 2014 Armstrong Fluid Technology celebrated a landmark in its history with the official opening of its new UK HQ in Manchester. The Past Present Future event was organised to mark two important anniversaries, the move to a new factory, and the announcement of key drivers for the company’s future. 80th birthday for Armstrong Fluid Technology In 2014 Armstrong Fluid Technology celebrates 80 years in business...Read More
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Panasonic Supports Leicestershire Youth Rugby Team
Panasonic Heating and Cooling is delighted to announce its joint sponsorship of Ashby Rugby Club’s under 15s team, in Leicestershire. Panasonic has teamed up with Logicool - a local distributor of Panasonic’s air conditioning products – to provide the squad with a brand new kit. Panasonic partnered with Logicool to replace the team’s old kit; and already, the positive effects of the gesture are being felt across the team. The kit...Read More
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The Wandsworth Group - IP Nurse Call System Installed at the Walton Centre
The Wandsworth Group has recently completed work installing our state of the art IP nurse call system technology and equipment for a multi-million pound Arizona project for The Walton Centre NHS Trust in Liverpool. The Walton Centre is the only specialist neurosciences NHS Trust in the UK and offers world class diagnosis and treatment for brain, spine and peripheral nerve and muscle injuries and illnesses. The nature of care provided by the...Read More
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