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Kingspan Tarec - Birmingham Opens a New Chapter with Kingspan Tarec
Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation from Kingspan Tarec was the product of choice to insulate pipework at the prestigious new Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe. In stark contrast to its concrete predecessor, Mecanoo's design makes maximum use of natural light with an eye-catching façade combining glass and interlocking aluminium hoops. Inside over 400,000 books are available on the shelves on the public floors...Read More
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Giacomini UK - 2014 will see the Expansion of our Thermostatic Radiator Valve Family
The range currently consists of the ever popular R470 Globe and the new R460. We are now pleased to announce that in the spring we will be launching our new valve, the R468H. This is a key time for the release of the new TRV valves as the government’s Green Deal initiative has identified thermostatic radiator valves as a key component in good central heating controls. This allows homeowners and tenants to pay for some or...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - New Spirax Sarco White Paper Outlines Benefits of Clean Steam
Spirax Sarco has published a new White Paper highlighting the increasing need for clean steam in industrial applications to meet regulatory and guidance, customer safety and product quality requirements. There is a growing recognition that plant steam may not be clean enough for some processes. While this has long been understood in pharmaceutical production, healthcare and electronics, demand for clean steam is now on...Read More
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Munters - Efficient Electronics, No Rust & Energy Consumption Halved
At MittSverige Sweden, a number of water reservoirs ensure that residents in the Sundsvall region always have a good supply of fresh, clean water. The water is taken from wells and pumped to the water treatment plant, where it is collected in reservoirs and distributed to households. The reservoirs are filled at night, after high consumption during the day. Should any reservoirs need refilling, a sophisticated alarm system signals...Read More
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Daikin UK - Heating or Eating? Green Housing Forum Event Tackles Fuel Poverty
The Green Housing Forum will discuss the growing problem of fuel poverty in the UK at its inaugural event on 12th March 2014. With some of the lowest income households potentially having to choose between heating their homes or buying food, research by the Centre for Sustainable Energy for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in 2013 highlighted the “triple injustice” facing the fuel poor. The study revealed those on the lowest...Read More
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Telling Architectural - GRC Innovation at the Concrete Show 2014
Telling Architectural demonstrate their range of GRC/GFRC (glass fibre reinforced cement) architectural wall panels in the Concrete Show at the NEC Birmingham on 27th-28th February. Manufactured with OP cement, silica sand, alkali resistant fibres and acrylic polymers to meet GRCA manufacturing standards, Telling are operating under a licence/technology agreement with Byggimpuls AS of Norway. Byggimpuls Fiberbetong has produced...Read More
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TheisCraft Lighting Controls - Jon Theis – Leading Light at TheisCraft Lighting Controls
Founder and former Managing Director of The IS Limited has joined TheisCraft to lead sales and business development. Based in the South-East, TheisCraft Lighting Controls is focused on delivering best in class energy saving products and DALI systems for the commercial and residential sectors, combined with first class service. Working closely with key clients, consultants and contractors and providing everything from design, CAD...Read More
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Aggreko Appoints New General Manager for Nordics
Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services has appointed John Wilson as the new General Manager for the Nordic region. Based in Oslo, John will be responsible for further strengthening Aggreko’s business across Scandinavia. As a Chartered Management Accountant with over 21 years in senior management positions, John brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He has...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - How can I use Zinc Roofing & Cladding all Over the...
In BuildingDesign’s last bulletin, we touched on the beauty of zinc and some of the finished available in NedZink products. At the same time, we’re constantly surprised at the ingenuity of architects’ designs. They are always pushing the boundaries to create ever more beautiful buildings, and zinc plays its part in that. So we’re taking a practical look at how zinc can be used on the whole building envelope. Because zinc roofing and cladding...Read More
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Pilkington Planar™ Supports a new Era at Durham University Business School
Durham University Business School’s new £16million fit-for-purpose building utilises NSG Group’s world class Pilkington Planar™ to create an inspiring space for students to learn. Approximately 500m² of Pilkington Planar™ was specified incorporating Pilkington Planar™ Sun 70/39 coating, which was double glazed, laminated and connected to Glulam beams structure by articulated Pilkington Planar™ 902 fittings and stainless...Read More
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Levolux Keeps ‘The Wilson’ Cool
Following a £6.3 million renovation project, The Wilson - Cheltenham’s Art Gallery & Museum - has opened to national acclaim, featuring a unique solar shading solution from Levolux. Architects from Berman Guedes Stretton were awarded the task of designing an extension to the art gallery and museum, now known as ‘The Wilson’, back in 2007 following a RIBA Design Competition. Having successfully negotiated a challenging planning...Read More
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Wade International - How to Deal with Grease, Sediment & Oil - March 2014 Edition
This new edition of our 'How to Deal with Grease, Sediment and Oil' brochure, superseding our October 2009 edition, has been updated with new illustrations and a significant change to the product range - all of our grease converters and oil interceptors are now made of stainless steel grade 304, and may optionally be made of grade 316. This replaces our previous range of mild steel grease converters and oil interceptors. Our sediment...Read More
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Hanson’s Claughton Bricks are back for 2014
Housing minister Kris Hopkins visited Hanson’s re-opened Claughton Manor brick works near Lancaster in January to see bricks being produced for the first time in four years. The works was closed in December 2009 as house building reached an all-time low but a dramatic upturn in new housing construction, fuelled by the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, has created a renewed and sustained demand for bricks, leading...Read More
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Catnic - Welsh Developer Specifies Catnic for his ‘Swansong’
A vastly experienced property developer has paid Catnic lintels what is arguably the greatest possible tribute by including the company’s products in the specification for his retirement home, as well as the other three exclusive houses he is constructing on a site in Llantrisant on Anglesey, North Wales. As the owner of A & C Builders, Clive Pegg has constructed hundreds of houses across the country over the past 30 years, as well as...Read More
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