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SSQ Natural Slate - Premier Inn Benefits from SSQ’s Slate Installation
In order to achieve a uniform aesthetic at Haverfordwest’s brand new 60 bed Premier Inn and Marstons pub, more than 35,000 of SSQ’s Del Carmen and Monteverde slates have recently been installed. With the new buildings erected alongside one another, it was important to ensure that the two roofs complemented each other perfectly. This was made possible through the installation of SSQ’s Del Carmen and Monte Verde slates, which were...Read More
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Knauf puts its Green Credentials on the Line
Demonstrating its commitment to both public accountability and sustainability, Knauf has published its first ever Sustainability Report for its UK operations on its website. The Knauf Sustainability Report 2013 sets out in comprehensive detail the ethos and the practical strategies the company has adopted to improve the sustainability of its products and processes. The report’s publication coincides with Knauf achieving a performance...Read More
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Ancon Isotec Provides Insulation Solution at Wesley Chapel
More than 220 metres of Ancon Isotec thermal breaks have been installed at slab-to-balcony connections on a stylish residential development in St Helier, Jersey. The Ancon system minimises cold bridging, contributing to the thermal efficiency of the building. The development comprises 48 modern apartments and 9 townhouses hidden behind the striking façade of a classical Methodist chapel originally built in 1875. Ancon...Read More
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Fulton Boiler System at the Heart of Diversified Farm Business
Set in 700 acres of glorious, unspoilt Hertfordshire countryside, Tewin Bury Farm Hotel features a series of barns and 17th Century outbuildings converted to a bar, restaurant and bedrooms and providing a venue for residents, non-residents, weddings and corporate hospitality events. In 2012, and with a laundry bill that was approaching £80,000 a year, owner/operator Vaughan Williams decided it was time to take...Read More
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Systemair Introduces BIM
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent model-based process that provides insight to help you plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. As one part of BIM, Systemair delivers geometrical and technical data on the products that are usable in CAD drawings. We currently have information on 700 of our products and this range will continue to expand. MagiCAD-users can download our product database...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - Airing a View on ‘The Best Education Facilities in Wales’
Excellence will spread throughout a new school aiming to provide ‘the best education facilities in Wales’* - including its ‘green’ credentials. Gilberts of Blackpool is behind part of the top-level BREEAM standard at Aberdare Community School, providing innovative natural ventilation. A modular approach enabled off-site build processes, elimination of air handling plant, and optimised energy efficiency, year round. Main contractor Laing...Read More
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Giacomini UK - Roll Up, Roll Up as Giacomini Head to the Circus
Giacomini UK has been selected to install underfloor heating for the UK’s leading contemporary circus, ‘No Fit State Circus’. The project, overseen by Cardiff based ISTL Engineering, took a year to complete and focused on renovating a listed church building in Cardiff. The church will be used for training acrobats and trapeze artists for the circus. The main hall is served by a Giacomini underfloor heating system. Unlike convection based...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Light up your Project
Here at The Safety Letterbox Company, we’ve been busy creating a brand new interactive feature on our website showing how each colour from our standard RAL Colour Range would look on our popular COM1 mailbox. Each of the colours featured in this online interactive tool are available at no extra cost. Visit the website and find the perfect colour to light up your project. For further information contact The Safety Letterbox Company by...Read More
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OWA UK - Innovation - OWA & the Environment
To accompany OWA’s two existing RIBA approved architectural seminars – ‘An Introduction to Suspended Ceilings’ and ‘Acoustics and Suspended Ceilings’ – OWA has submitted a third CPD seminar for RIBA approval, ‘Suspended Ceilings and the Environment’. Based on new research by some of Europe’s leading experts in the subject, the seminar covers 12 areas including six new issues that focus on a building whilst in use – indoor air...Read More
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Monodraught - Directly Employed Labour is Good for Business
Monodraught contracts manager Luigi D’Uva explains the many benefits of directly employing installation and commissioning teams. Site based installation work can prove to be a difficult element to get right and we have had many years of experience on what works and what doesn’t on sites. Over the past three or four years we have noticed a change in attitude within the industry with installation contracts becoming more demanding...Read More
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Airedale Welcomes Clients from Uruguay
Cooling specialist, Airedale International, which exports to more than 60 countries around the world recently welcomed clients from Uruguay. This included representatives from Airedale’s Montevideo-based business partner and employer of 30 people, Improtel. Managing Director, Jose Maria de la Fuente was accompanied by Pablo Gutierrez from government-owned ANTEL (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones)...Read More
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Purus - 65 No Purusline Living Installed in Luxury Apartments at Argyll Place...
Purus Limited’s Purusline Living channel has proudly been selected and installed at the brand new luxury apartments at Argyll Place, Pangbourne Avenue, London W10. Taylor Wimpey and Midgard Limited selected 65 No channels for the development’s wetrooms, in mixed lengths of 600mm and 800mm. The Low outlet gully was used for a shallow-depth plumbing solution, in conjunction with the elegant Tile Insert Grate, which allows a...Read More
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DMS - Proline Prowirl 73F Steam Meter – Endress & Hauser – from DMS Ltd
The Prowirl 73F is designed for the universal measurement of the volume flow of gases, steam and liquids. The proven and patented capacitive DSC sensor ensures high precision measured values even under the toughest process conditions. Prowirl 73F offers genuine, industry-compliant two-wire technology for seamless integration into existing infrastructures and control systems. In addition it provides an integrated temp. sensor and...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Technical Symposium
Fläkt Woods is holding a Technical Symposium on Thursday 11th December 2014 at The Building Centre, London. Fläkt Woods is excited to discuss our exciting ReCooler HP with an EER up to 10.9, the ReCooler HP provides BREEAM credit for a low environmental impact. Plus, with COPs of 6.5, all year round energy recovery, as well as quick and simple installation, it’s time to discover the next generation of heating and cooling...Read More
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