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AET Flexible Space Under Floor Air Conditioning for Reading Bridge House...
AET Flexible Space have recently supplied an under floor air conditioning system to Reading Bridge House, one of the largest and most distinctive buildings in Reading. The project was the second phase of major refurbishment and services upgrades which were designed to bring the building up to full British Council for Offices (BCO) air conditioning standards for prospective tenants. The 115,000 sq ft building is located to the...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald wrote an article on avoiding cold draughts for the CIBSE natural ventilation group's September newsletter. The problem lies in the fact most schools rely on windows being open to allow fresh air in; however, cold draughts often see them closed for months on end. We have always been particularly involved with the CIBSE natural ventilation group. The group is an international group comprising 30 committee members...Read More
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Aquilar - Achieving BREEAM Credits UNDERWAT3 & POL2
Client: Major International retailer, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre. The Project: Westwood Cross Shopping Centre is a 475,000 sq.ft retail and leisure complex based in Broadstairs, Kent. Designed to be a “town centre” for the Thanet region this stunning complex attracts higher than average spenders in all key demographic groups drawing over 4.5 million visitors a year. In Autumn 2012 Primark opened a 70,000 sq.ft showpiece...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology - Wayne Rose Promoted to Global Marketing Role
Wayne Rose has been promoted by Armstrong Fluid Technology to the position of Global Marketing Manager – Pumps. In his new role he assumes responsibility for the marketing of the Armstrong portfolio of pumps, Suction Guides and Flo-Trex valves on a worldwide basis, with particular emphasis on the company’s Design Envelope pump models. Wayne Rose has fulfilled a number of roles at Armstrong since joining the company 15 years...Read More
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DORMA Provides Finishing Touch to Historic Footbridge
Forming part of a major refurbishment of the Victorian footbridge at Chester railway station, the HSW-G frameless sliding wall system from DORMA has delivered the highest standards of aesthetics, style and usability whilst protecting passengers and preserving the heritage of this 122 year old bridge. A historically important feature of Chester railway station, the wrought iron footbridge spans platforms 3 and 4 at Chester station on the Crewe to...Read More
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Kalzip FC Rainscreen Ideal for Holiday Inn Express
Over 600 sqm of Kalzip’s quick-fit FC rainscreen system panels have been used to help transform the façade of a 72 metre high, tired-looking 1970’s office block into an impressive new 224 roomed Holiday Inn Express in Snow Hill, Birmingham. Falconer Chester Hall (Liverpool) was the architect and the low cost Kalzip FC rainscreen panels were recommended and installed by the experienced curtain wall and window contractor, Continental...Read More
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Space Air - Air-to-Air Fan Coils - Total Solutions
Daikin’s innovative climate control Fan Coil Units 1kW - 25kW. Maximum comfort, minimal maintenance and lowest operating costs assured. Air-to-Air Fan Coils • Wall mounted unit - FXAQ-P • Ceiling suspended unit - FXHQ-A • 4-way Blow flat mounted cassette - FXZQ-A • Round flow cassette - FXFQ-A • 2-way Blow ceiling mounted cassette - FXCQ-A • Ceiling mounted corner cassette - FXKQ-M • 4-way Blow ceiling...Read More
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Komfort - The Power of Three: Komfort Welcomes New Staff
To kick start 2014, Komfort is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of staff, continuing a commitment to develop Komfort’s market position within the London and South East specification market. Komfort welcomes two new Project Sales Managers to the Southern sales team Vincent Dibben and Neil Miller and a new London showroom manager Agnese Caune. Vincent brings a wealth of knowledge with over...Read More
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Dulux Trade - Danum Hotel Ballroom given Facelift with Dulux Trade
A selection of coatings from leading paint manufacturer, Dulux Trade, have been used in the redecoration of the ballroom within the Danum Hotel, Doncaster. Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood and Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt were chosen to help bring a modern edge to the Victorian ballroom, which is used as both a wedding and a corporate conferencing venue. Lisa Pilley, Senior Colour Designer at Dulux Trade, designed the colour...Read More
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Polyflor - Forest fx Fits the Bill
Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR collection of wood effect Sheet vinyl floorcoverings featured extensively in Hywel Dda Health Board’s new Mynydd Mawr Rehabilitation Unit at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. The single storey extension marks an investment of £870,000 by the Health Board and opened in October 2013. Installed by Swansea based Artisan Flooring, over 500m² of Polyflor products were used in the project including Forest fx...Read More
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Wienerberger Helps Create the new Coronation Street
Television history has been helped along the way by a Tameside brick factory. Workers at Wienerberger’s Denton factory are supplying 52,000 special edition ‘Coronation Medley’ bricks for the new set as Coronation Street is recreated in Trafford. •It is the third time the factory, owned by the world’s biggest brick manufacturer Wienerberger, has been called upon by bosses at ITV to help with projects on the most famous street...Read More
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Flowcrete UK to Showcase New Total Flooring System at Euro Food Summit
Flowcrete UK will be showcasing their pioneering new total ‘floor to wall’ system at a major European exhibition. The company’s innovative package, which combines state-of-the-art products and best in class service, will be on display at the European Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit in the Netherlands in February. The concept delivers an easy to clean, seamless, finish - ideal for the food and drink sector - where hygiene...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - Don’t Blame the Slate
According to the American essayist John Burroughs, a man only becomes a failure when he blames someone or something else for his failings. The theory behind this is that the minute you point the finger at another person, you effectively give away all the power you have to change a situation for the better. It’s a good rule for life, and it also makes me think about one of the biggest issues currently affecting the building trade. In construction...Read More
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Schneider Electric Prepares Customers for the Digital Future
Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has announced that it is hosting its first ever eXperience innovation event in Belfast. Taking place on Thursday 6 March at Titanic Belfast from 9am, the event will be hosted by a series of experts from Schneider Electric and will offer customers the chance to find out how they can produce more, while minimising energy usage. Through a series of seminars, attendees will be given...Read More
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