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Bells Power - Walbrook
Having installed the 1700KVA Life Safety Generator into the Walbrook building on Cannon Street in 2009, Bells have recently secured the supply and installation of 2 further 1700KVA F.G.Wilson for the new tenant occupying the Walbrook building. As well as supply of the generators Bells are responsible for the design and co-ordination of the system within the finished occupied building, this includes breaking the generators into 4...Read More
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ABB Power - Power Factor - It’s Now a Security of Supply Issue
Colin Green, ABB’s Head of Regulatory Affairs and Technology for the UK, explains why power factor correction has a crucial role to play in ensuring future security of supply. We often refer to power in terms of the kilowatts (kW) or kilowatt-hours (kWh) produced or consumed within our energy system. Energy policies are also often based around these concepts, whether it is renewable energy support or energy demand reduction. Nevertheless...Read More
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UPS Ltd - West Sussex County Council Cuts Running Costs by 75% with UPS Power
Any shift in an organisation’s circumstances can result in significant changes to its data storage and processing requirements. In turn, this can have a knock-on effect on the UPS equipment used to support the critical load and maintain 24/7 availability. Combine this potential shift in demand with an aging, inefficient UPS system and there is often the opportunity to make significant savings to operating expenditure, energy consumption...Read More
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Hager Celebrates Four Million Consumer Units Made in the UK
There were celebrations across the Hager factory as its four millionth consumer unit came off the end of the production line at the leading electrical solutions provider’s UK manufacturing plant in Telford recently. The consumer unit is a staple product in the Hager portfolio. This year it merits thirty years since it was introduced to the UK market in 1984, and remains one of the most common electrical distribution boards found in homes...Read More
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Levolux Returns to the Village
Following the success of London 2012, as the Athletes’ Village prepares for legacy use, an 850 space car park is already standing by, equipped with a striking screening solution courtesy of Levolux. Situated in Stratford, east London, the Athletes’ Village is one of the most ambitious new urban developments in the UK, forming part of the Stratford City Masterplan. This has transformed a previously deprived, industrial area of London...Read More
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Space Air - Daikin Nexura Innovation at it’s Best
The Nexura is one of the stylish Daikin fan coil units available from Space Air. With a unique radiant front panel, low noise level and reduced airflow, it ensures ultimate comfort. “Quieter than Sleeping: 19dB(A)” FVXGK - Available in three sizes (25, 35 and 50). Heating 4.5kW - 8.1kW. Cooling 3.0kW - 5.6kW. The front panel radiates additional heat giving you the extra cosiness that a traditional radiator gives you. It is also cost efficient...Read More
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Bilco Improves Safety with Fixed Ladders
Roof access products manufacturer Bilco provides a range of some of the safest ladders in the construction industry, to make working at height safer for roofers, builders and ongoing facilities management maintenance operatives. With a range of fixed, retractable and companionway ladders, Bilco offers a tailored approach to safer ladder access to roof hatches, and smoke vents both for maintenance and secondary access. For...Read More
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Formica - Make First Impressions Count with the Expanded Range of VIVIX® by...
Formica Group, a leading global manufacturer of surfacing products, continues its innovative approach to rainscreen cladding with a new range of VIVIX® exterior façade panels. Featuring 25 new decors developed specifically for exterior applications, the range also introduces Younique® by Formica Group a custom laminate service which allows specifiers, designers and contractors to create a truly bespoke look. Innovative designs...Read More
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Dimplex Renewables Reacts to Changes to Non-Domestic RHI Scheme
Changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have come into effect after parliamentary approval. Following a long period of consultation with the industry, DECC has confirmed that air to water heat pumps will finally be included in the scheme, which provides guaranteed payments over a 20 year period for eligible installations for renewable heat generated by organisations in the commercial sector. Under the changes, air to water...Read More
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Catnic - Off to the Pub
We love hearing about where our products are used and who is using them. So when we heard about McGoff & Byrne's work for hospitality giant Greene King, we had to find out more. McGoff & Byrne have recently installed 40 Catnic lintels at one of Greene King's latest developments, the Flying Horse pub in Ashbrook Park, South Shropshire. The development required both CG90 and CH90 open back lintels, which were selected...Read More
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Greenbarnes - New Addition to Aluminium Notice Board Range
A recent addition to the ever-expanding range of aluminium notice boards offered by Greenbarnes is the A-Multi range, designed specifically to meet the growing need for 2 and 3-bay notice boards which are both stylish and robust but which, at the same time are in keeping with the budget-conscious spirit of the moment. “Tough times over the last few years have seen many would-be clients put off investment in new infrastructure...Read More
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Carrier - New UK MD Announced for Carrier - As Part of Synergistic Development Plan
Carrier, the world leader in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, has signaled the start of a new era with centralization of its UK operations - together with the introduction of several new products during 2014. Richard Jones has been appointed Managing Director of the merged Carrier UK operations with responsibility for Carrier HVAC equipment sales and Service, Carrier Controls, Carrier Rental Systems, and Toshiba Air Conditioning...Read More
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Purus Products Selected for 67-bed Lord Street Care Home
Purus, the Swedish wet room drainage manufacturer, has been selected to provide floor gullies for the 67-bedroom Lord Street Care Home in Redcar, Cleveland. Purus worked alongside Crestbrook Heating to select the BBA-Certified Minimax 50 gully for the two-storey development, which also features offices, a library and disabled access. The Minimax is not only the world’s shallowest wetroom drain incorporating a NOOD no-odour...Read More
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Danfoss VLT® HVAC Drive – New Design Guide Available & New Software Update...
Danfoss VLT® HVAC Drive – New Design Guide available and new software update release. The Design Guide from Danfoss contains information on how to select, order and install our VLT® HVAC Drive. Within the Design Guide you will find details of the drives functions and application examples. The Design Guide covers frequency converters in the power range 110 - 1400 kW. To download the new VLT® HVAC Drive Design Guide...Read More
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