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Dimplex - Eco Scheme to be Revised for Electrically Heated Homes
Low-income homeowners with electrically heated homes will find it easier to upgrade their heating system from next year after DECC confirmed it plans to change to the way in which the ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) scheme ‘scores’ properties with electric heating. Under its Affordable Warmth Obligation, the mean-tested ECO scheme uses funding from energy suppliers to offer heating and insulation improvements for...Read More
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Flowcrete Proves it is Streets Ahead at Street Crane
The robust nature of Flowcrete UK’s industrial floors made it the ideal partner for a world-leading crane manufacturer that wanted to develop a new, purpose-built site to showcase its systems. Street Crane’s Chapel-en-le-Frith facility in High Peak needed a flooring solution that would be able to withstand the heavy metal equipment used on-site as well as the substantial loads that would be hoisted and set down on the floor. As the site would...Read More
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SIG Roof Lines– RIBA Journal November 2014
The November 2014 issue of RIBA Journal has been published with our second technical guide: SIG Roof Lines. SIG Design & Technology are partnering with the RIBA Journal to help supply architects with impartial, useful advice on designing flat, green and metal roofs. This issue features: The beautifully flat zinc rainscreen cladding on British Tobacco’s new HQ in Bristol, Best Practice Guide on Metal Roofing and Cladding...Read More
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Dulux Trade Helps Bring Colour to Bristol Infirmary
A selection of exterior coatings from leading paint manufacturer, Dulux Trade, has been used to create a bright, inspiring mural for an innovative sensory garden at Bristol Royal Infirmary. Dulux Trade Weathershield Smooth Masonry paint was used to create the mural, which aims to help engage and stimulate patients who have experienced head trauma at the hospital’s Paediatrics Neuroscience Department. The paint was chosen...Read More
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Marioff - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Built in 1766 the 18th Century design of the Grade 1 listed Georgian theatre is the oldest working theatre in the UK. Challenge - The HI-FOG high pressure water mist system was installed during a complete refurbishment of the theatre with the tubing being installed within some very tight spaces of the building fabric. Throughout the building the sprinkler heads had to be positioned to meet both the system design criteria and exacting architectural...Read More
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Monodraught Delivers Industry Innovation Presentations
Monodraught has reinforced its position as a leading innovator in the building services industry with the recent presentation of two technical presentations to CIBSE and Brunel University’s IEA Annex 62 conference on Ventilative Cooling. First, Monodraught’s Commercial Product Engineer Sam Whitfield presented an illustrated talk on 'How is technology transforming the way we, as engineers, work?' which looked at the use of 3D printing...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Develops BIM Objects
Designer and manufacturer of temperature control solutions, Dunham-Bush Ltd, has engineered an in-house solution to provide end users and specifiers with BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects and families not only for standard but also for specially designed heating and cooling products. The BIM data from Dunham-Bush makes design easier for customers and specifiers, it enables designers to incorporate the physical, and...Read More
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Twyford Crown their Bathroom Singer of the Year 2014 & Raise Money for Children in...
After six talented finalists battled it out to a packed Forum Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday, Twyford crowned local father-of-one Chris Rawlinson as Bathroom Singer of the Year 2014. So far, almost £2000 has been raised from the competition for Children in Need, with more pledges coming in. The glittering, sell-out show saw each of the finalists perform the songs they originally entered with, plus one other, to make it through to a final...Read More
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Formica Group Helps Create a Younique® Look for the London Transport Museum
When it came to making a visual impact at the London Transport Museum, both Avery Associates Architects and Denner Ellis Boddington (DEB) Architects turned to Younique® by Formica Group. The results of this successful collaboration are on display for all to see in both the visitors’ washroom area and on cupboard doors in cloakroom. Alongside the eye-catching interior design is furniture designer Anthony Hartley’s...Read More
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Broadcrown - High Security, Clean, Reliable & Enduring Power for Data Centres
Broadcrown has directly installed over 300MVA of standby power at over 40 major data centre sites in the UK and Europe, providing enduring protection and security. Clients such as Intel, British Telecom, JP Morgan and Facebook who demand the highest calibre product and service, trust Broadcrown to deliver. • Product range from 1000kVA to 4000kVA • Fully fitted bunded generator enclosures with acoustic levels as low as 53 dBA...Read More
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Munters - Dry Air for High Quality, Hygiene & Productivity
By precisely controlling air humidity, Munters desiccant dehumidification systems optimise conditions in production, storage and transport for pharmaceutical process. It is widely acknowledged that in many situations “prevention is better than cure”. This is no truer than when controlling humidity levels in pharmaceutical production, where excess moisture in the air can have a significant impact on productivity, quality and hygiene...Read More
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Cummins Power Tour Truck has Successfully Completed the First Half of the Eastern...
With the success of the Western European Road Show, we now find ourselves over half way through the Eastern European event. On Sept. 10, Cummins Power Generation and Cummins Distribution started its Eastern European Road Show. The Power Tour truck departed on a five-week roadshow, with planned stops at two Eastern European industry power exhibitions—Energetab in Poland and MSV in the Czech Republic - with the...Read More
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PMA UK - Success with Peter Lehman!
At PMA, we want to deliver the very best to, and for, our customers; providing the highest quality products and services. In order to do this, we first have to understand what our customers need; taking the time to listen. Our newly found relationship with Peter Lehmann AG shows exactly how important this understanding really is... Peter Lehmann AG is a Swiss company located close to the Swiss capital Bern in the Emmenthal valley. They are a...Read More
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Legrand - Amendment 3 & Consumer Units
BEAMA The third amendment of BS7671:2008 will be published in January 2015 and will apply to installations designed after 30th June 2015. In the case of Regulation 421.1.201 covering consumer units, there is a transitional arrangement whereby this does not come in to effect until 1st January 2016. However, this does not preclude compliance with the Regulation prior to this date. Regulation 421.1.201 is expected to introduce new...Read More
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