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Fulton & Bath Ales Celebrate a Successful Relationship. Cheers!
Bath Ales, a regional brewer based between Bristol & Bath and right on the doorstep of Fulton, has had a long relationship with the heat transfer specialist having used its vertical steam boilers since it opened its first brewery in 1995. Both companies are renowned in their field. Bath Ales produces beers of distinction and quality in cask, keg and bottle and has been at the vanguard of the micro brewing revolution taking place in the UK...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Water Bath Modelling at Different Building Scales
Water bath modelling is a powerful way of examining the various flow regimes that may occur within a naturally ventilated building. It involves creating a scaled Perspex model of part or all of the building, along with its ventilation openings. This model is submerged in water and heat gains on each floor are created by supplying power to hot wires representing the locations of heat sources on each floorplate. With proper scaling, the large...Read More
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Airedale ‘Demystifies’ the Data Centre Cooling Landscape at Data Centre World 2014
Visitors to this year’s Data Centre World (26-27 February 2014, London ExCel) will have a unique opportunity to hear Airedale International’s Commercial Director, Mark Viner, provide an in-depth analysis of the multiple configurations of data centre cooling systems available. Under the title “An apples for apples comparison of the data centre cooling landscape”, Mark will be discussing the options available to achieve the optimum...Read More
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Monodraught - Improves the Student Environment in Bournemouth University...
Cool-phase®, Monodraught’s ceiling-mounted low-energy cooling and ventilation system featuring phase change material technology, has been installed in a busy laboratory at Bournemouth University to provide a more comfortable, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient atmosphere for students working in the space. The second-floor laboratory in Christchurch House regularly accommodates up to seventy students at the same time...Read More
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Giacomini - Plumbase Industrial Opens New Hayes Store with a Little Help from...
Plumbase Industrial recently opened its first branch in Hayes, Greater London featuring trade counters provided, and uniquely crafted, by Giacomini, its official supply partner. The unique trade counters have been fully merchandised by Giacomini and feature the companies’ recognisable branding. The trade counter allows Plumbase Industrial to visually communicate the different product options on offer, which allows customers to quickly see...Read More
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Longden Doors Help School Restore Tradition
Originally founded in 1851, St John’s School is a boarding and day independent school in Leatherhead, Surrey. Due to the age of the building, a sympathetic approach was required when it came to the interior renovation – enter Longden Doors. Set in 50 acres of grounds and comprising late Victorian and Gothic buildings, the school was recently renovated - and restored to its former glory, opened in September 2013. Longden Doors was...Read More
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Cummins Power Generation - Introducing the New Cummins 100 kVA Rental...
On the 12th and 13th of February, Cummins will be exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show (EHS) at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. We will be utilising this opportunity to showcase our latest addition to our range of generator sets specifically designed for the European rental market. The new 100 kVA rental generator set is ideal for all rental uses, including construction sites, event, telecom and industrial applications. I am proud to invite...Read More
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Jacksons Fencing - Solution to Noise Pollution
Architects and construction specialists looking for a proven solution to noise pollution for residential, commercial, industrial, railway and highway applications should consider Jakoustic, the environmental noise barrier from Jacksons. Offering effective noise reduction up to as much as 32 decibels*, Jakoustic’s attractive timber façade ensures this revolutionary response to a growing problem blends naturally with the local landscape. In addition the...Read More
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PD Devices - New to the PD Devices Team
We at PD Devices would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our NEW Sales Manager, Tony Batty. Tony recently joined us at PD Devices in the role of Sales Manager, he has worked in the UK Electrical industry for 25 years and has experience in contracting, wholesale and the manufacturing sector. He has previous experience within the Switchgear industry and this combined with the vast range of products that PD Devices...Read More
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DORMA Delivers a First Class Service at Luxury Westminster Hotel
At the new InterContinental London Westminster – in the former Queen Anne’s Chambers – over 300 door closers and floor springs from DORMA have helped architects Dexter Moren Associates to transform a 19th century former government building into a luxury hotel fit for the 21st century. As a showpiece project in the UK’s political heartland and the first InterContinental to open in London in 34 years, the hotel design embodies...Read More
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Prysmian - A Century of Cables from Prysmian
20th January 1914 saw Pirelli cables sign the agreement to build its first cable factory in the UK. 100 years later the company - now called Prysmian Group - is not only the largest cable manufacturer in the world but, unlike its competitors, continues its commitment to manufacturing in the UK. To celebrate 100 years of continuous production the company will be running a series of commemorative events at its various sites around...Read More
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Crown Trade - Gainsborough Decorator Wins Crown Trade Competition at UK Skills...
Sandie Webster, a 29 year old painter and decorator from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, has been ‘Crowned’ Apprentice Decorator of 2013, after securing a place for the third year running in the national final of Crown Trade’s prestigious competition. For the first time in over 35 years, the grand finale of the contest (part of Skillbuild and a WorldSkills UK National Competition) was held at the nation’s largest skills and careers...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Simon Nash Steps up to Head Marshall-Tufflex Regional Sales...
Marshall-Tufflex Southern Project Manager Simon Nash is stepping up to become Regional Sales Manager following the announcement that George Little is retiring from the post. George, who started with Hastings-based Marshall-Tufflex in its cable management sales team in 1999, officially retires in April. Until then he will work alongside Simon. “George has been a stalwart member of the Marshall-Tufflex team for many years, helping grow...Read More
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Catnic Supports Nectons’ New Builds
Necton Management is constructing 40 stylish new build homes on North Pickenham Road in Necton, Norfolk. Featuring the use of Catnic lintels, the residential development is made up of two, three and four bedroom properties worth £140,000 - £230,000. Pickenham, a small village in Norfolk is an enclave for 40 new build accommodation, whereby all of the standard and bespoke steel lintels for the development are being supplied to...Read More
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