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Flowcrete - Bespoke Floor Provided for The Blue Planet
Flowcrete has developed a unique flooring solution especially for the new National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blĺ Planet (The Blue Planet), which reflects light to create a captivating underwater illusion. The Copenhagen-based aquarium is Northern Europe’s largest and is set to become the country’s newest architectural landmark, having already won awards for its stylish design. The building, by Danish architects 3XN, flows in the...Read More
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Prysmian - FP in the Walkie Talkie
Fire protection within the dramatic Sky Garden topping the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, is assured by 2000 metres of Prysmian FP PLUS fire resistant cable. The Sky Garden is a three-storey high leisure and exhibition space. Its façade is created from a 980 tonne complex steel frame with integrated photovoltaic cells. Prysmian FP PLUS is installed in the essential safety systems including emergency lighting...Read More
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Sandtoft Calls for Roofing Industry to Remember the Importance of Dry Fix Systems
Sandtoft, the roofing brand of construction supplier Wienerberger, is calling for the roofing industry to remember the importance of dry fix systems as an alternative to traditional mortar, especially in the current wet weather conditions. • Unlike similar products on the market, the ‘Multiversal Ridge and Hip System’, the innovative dry fix solution of Sandtoft uses a rigid ridge union • This ridge-to-ridge seal makes it much easier and faster...Read More
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Emcel Filters - Filtration Unit for Naval Vessel
Emcel were approached in 2010/11 and asked to design and manufacture a 3 stage filtration unit to be installed on the inlet of a compressor, on board a Royal fleet auxiliary ship. With very limited space available to install the unit the design had to conform to certain military standards and criteria. The unit also had to be built to withstand the harsh marine environment. Features: • 3 Stage Filtration • Cleanable pre-filter • Quick...Read More
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Bells Control Equipment - New Ludgate 1 & 2
Situated in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, where the capital’s financial, legal and professional world meet, the two buildings offer a staggering total of 348,000 Sq Ft of office space. Within New Ludgate 1 Bells is able to supply and install a full turnkey package consisting of two F G Wilson P1700P 1700KVA prime rated tenants generators and one P800P 800KVA prime rated life safety generator, full F G Wilson designed Allen Bradley...Read More
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Airedale International Delivers High Efficiency, Free-Cooling Modular Data Centre...
A highly robust, modular data centre cooling system, the result of a partnership between Airedale International’s Leeds, UK, engineering and Johannesburg, RSA, manufacturing teams, is set to deliver pan-African mobile telecommunications company, Vodacom Pty Ltd, significant energy savings by exploiting free-cooling opportunities, an added challenge in the Southern African climate. To meet the increase in demand for its data centre...Read More
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Hager’s Fast Fit Protection & Energy Monitoring Solution for Essex School
Leading electrical solutions and services provider, Hager, has worked with Gainsborough Electrical contractors to install an energy monitoring solution at King Edmund school in Essex that will enable detailed reporting and manage energy consumption. Phase one of the major refurbishment involved the removal of old switchgear and installation of a Hager 800A rated panelboard with meters fitted to all outgoing circuits at the school...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology is BIM Ready
As BIM adoption spreads throughout the construction industry, SIG Design & Technology is delighted to announce availability of BIM Objects for some of our most widely used products. These have been produced in association with the NBS and are available for free download from the National BIM Library. The NedZink, Armourplan, Rhepanol and GreenRoofs products for which BIM objects are now available are: • NedZink NATUREL...Read More
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Cembrit - Jutland Comes to Somerset!
A new housing development in Somerset is benefitting from the sleek finish of Jutland roof slate from Cembrit. The development, Kinglake, is located in the picturesque village of Bishops Hull, near Taunton, and has been carried out to a high standard with the houses carefully matching the region’s styles. The graphite-coloured Jutland is a fibre cement slate that is lightweight and offers a cost-effective alternative to natural roofing materials...Read More
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Catnic Lintels Define Architecture in Exeter
Catnic’s lintels are giving definition to Beaumont, a stunning Country and Coast Homes development of six large houses in Highcroft, Exeter. The lintels, which support the sharp, unusual shape of the architect-designed buildings, were chosen for their strength, reliability and thermal capabilities. The lintels support the exterior window and door features; special corner lintels support the external over-eaves, while large window openings elegantly...Read More
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Giacomini Boast Short Lead Times for G5 Eco Heat Interface Units
Heat Interface Units from Giacomini, one of the UK’s leading HIU manufacturers, are now available almost instantly due to the company’s ability to meet short lead times. Giacomini is one of the most reliable and well established HIU manufacturers in the UK, with all products being made to the highest specification at the company’s modern and sophisticated manufacturing facilities in San Maurizio d'Opaglio, Italy. By being EU made...Read More
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Dulux Trade Launches Specification Creator Tool
Dulux Trade has launched a handy online tool to help professionals in building construction and maintenance create detailed paint and woodcare specifications quickly and easily. The Dulux Trade Paint Specification Creator tool allows specifiers to search and filter through AkzoNobel’s decorative portfolio, access product information and select the right coating for the job. The simple and easy-to-use format aims to make product specification...Read More
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Socomec’s Latest Innovative Low Voltage Power Solutions for Railway Infrastructure
Low voltage electrical equipment specialists – Socomec – will present advanced solutions for the UK Rail and Mass Transportation sectors at InfraRail 2014. High Performance Critical Power Socomec’s IP+ Rail range of UPS equipment has been specifically engineered for the unique requirements of UK rail sector, ensuring the safe, reliable and efficient operation of rail networks and infrastructure. Delivering robust, efficient and proven...Read More
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Bilco Provides Smoke Ventilation for Major East London Regeneration Scheme
Bilco automatic smoke ventilators have been selected for inclusion on an award winning housing scheme which is part of the regeneration of the Canning Town area in East London. Countryside Properties, which undertook the regeneration project in partnership with Newham Council and Affinity Sutton, has completed the first phase of the so-called Canning Town and Custom House regeneration project. The Bilco products have been...Read More
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