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ARDEX UK - Historic St. Peter’s Arcade Benefits from ARDEX Revamp
St. Peter’s Arcade stands as a major gateway into the thriving city centre of Peterborough, serving as a walkway for the thousands of shoppers who visit the city every year. The arcade is regarded as one of the city’s greatest assets and, after standing for many years, Peterborough City Council decided that it was due a well-deserved repair and upgrade. The arcade has benefitted from a £300,000 renovation which included a...Read More
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Flowcrete UK - Specify the Right Screed to Solve Substrate Stress
The screed layer of a floor is integral to making sure that this aspect of the building looks and performs as intended, which means that installing the right screed for the location is as essential as installing the right floor finish. Developers need to look at several key considerations about the chosen screed and the application method before verifying if the specified solution will meet the long-term needs of the site. One of the first steps...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - SIG Roof Lines – RIBA Journal September 2014
SIG Design & Technology is partnering with the RIBA Journal to help them provide additional technical content for their newly revamped publication, which is read by 27k architects every month. The partners are working on a set of ‘technical guides’ that share stories about successful and interesting projects, provide genuinely useful advice and identify common problems and how they have been solved. Topics cover flat roofing, green roofs...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - London Refurbishments
The refurbishment market in London continues to lead trends in commercial office construction. Under Floor Air Conditioning technology has a major advantage over traditional ceiling based HVAC systems due to its capability to overcome height restrictions in older building stock. The recently completed 20 Cannon Street and 76-88 Wardour Street both adopted AET Flexible Space UFAC technology and have retained building height...Read More
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Crown Trade Clean Extreme Selected for Pioneering Wikihouse 4.0 Project
The renowned qualities of Crown Trade Clean Extreme have seen the product specified for Wikihouse 4.0, a prototype scheme that could set the benchmark for housing provision in the future. Wikihouse 4.0 is a not-for-profit prototype project, which brings open-source design to the built environment. It involves The Building Centre, along with partners Architecture Zero Zero and ARUP engineers working on a world first – constructing a low...Read More
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Space Air - Ban on R22 Refrigerant only Weeks Away!
“The fact is that despite a fast approaching Europe-wide ban, reports suggest that a significant amount of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment remains operating with the refrigerant HCFC R22; this is a reminder to readers that such equipment is almost at the of its serviceable life – by law!” says Mike Nankivell, marketing director of the Daikin distributor - Space Airconditioning plc. The background - Virtually all refrigeration, air...Read More
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Unistrut - Basingstoke Data Centre
Unistrut at Basingstoke Data Centre - Currently the largest Data centre in the UK! Unistrut were involved with the supply of Cable Management Products for a £60 million Basingstoke Data centre. The extensive range supplied consisted of Cable Tray, Cable Ladder, full support solutions and bracketry. The 1,200m² site contains over 50 miles of cabling that required support over two split floors. Also there was a requirement for extensive...Read More
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Hitzinger - Rail Power T Traction Alternators
The Hitzinger Rail Power T was specifically designed to accommodate this traction alternator application and designed to withstand very high levels of shock and vibration resistance, providing fantastic results in even the toughest conditions. The Hitzinger traction alternator is at the heart of all our railway applications and directly coupled to one of many renowned diesel engine manufacturers. With our extensive experience in...Read More
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Honeywell Security - FAAST Global Showcase Continues in Germany at Security Essen
Security Essen, the world’s largest fire and security show, being held in Germany from 23rd to 26th September, is the latest trade show to feature new aspiration detection technologies from Honeywell. The FAAST portfolio, including a preview of the new high sensitivity four-inlet XT device, will be showcased at the Honeywell Booth 211 in Hall 3. Amongst the activities will be live demonstrations of FAAST achieving false alarm...Read More
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Eaton Puts Life-Saving Alarm Solutions in the Spotlight at Security Essen
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Fulleon business will further build on its position as a leading manufacturer of life-saving alarm devices by showcasing its cutting-edge solutions at Security Essen, the world’s leading fair for security and fire prevention. Eaton’s Fulleon business will be demonstrating its LX range of beacons and sounder beacons, which have now been granted VdS certification for meeting...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - Critical Advantages in the Data Centre: Live Webcast
Data Centre TCO optimisation and rapid ROI are some of the key success elements for any data centre operator. New UPS and backup technologies can now enable new ways of designing the secure power of a data centre overcoming any physical or electrical constraint, cutting the energy cost and also dramatically reducing the initial investment on the electrical infrastructure. Join the Emerson Network Power Critical Advantage Webcast...Read More
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Airedale International brings Energy-Saving Cooling Solutions to Chillventa 2014
British manufacturer, Airedale International, returns to Chillventa 2014 with many of its innovative cooling products. On display this year is the award-winning SmartCool™ SD/SN/SR dedicated chilled water (CW) precision air conditioning (PAC) system (11-233kW) which provides up to 30% more cooling per kW/m² than its nearest rival. Designed to recognise the most outstanding developments in the data centre industry across Europe...Read More
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Steadmans' Continued Growth Prompts New Sales & Operations Manager Position...
Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has promoted Darren Hall to the new post of sales and operations manager for Scotland and Ireland. Darren, who has been with Steadmans for three years, was previously sales office manager for Scotland, overseeing the operations of the company’s sites in Uddingston, near Glasgow, and Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. The broadening of his role follows an extension in the...Read More
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DMS - Sontex SuperStatic 440 Qn3.5 1" (G5/4") Screwed Heat Meter – RHI Approved
Superstatic flow sensors are optimized for the measurement and calculation of energy consumption in district heating systems. They are also extremely well suited to use purely as volumetric flow meters for various media. • Interchangeable measuring head • Nominal Flow Rate 3.5m3/hr • Purchase and maintenance costs are reasonable compared with other static flow sensors • Corrosion resistant materials • Threaded and flange...Read More
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