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Pentair Thermal Management - Raychem Single Pipe DHWS HWAT Heating Cable...
Pentair Thermal Management has provided its Raychem HWAT solution to Jointing Technologies for the DHWS system at 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf - the 23 story office tower Canary Wharf Contractors Limited has constructed for the EMA (European Medicines Agency's) 25 Churchill Place is designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings at Canary Wharf and the Raychem HWAT system was...Read More
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Monodraught - SAD? Sunpipes Provide Relief from Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as SAD, is thought to be caused when a lack of natural light makes the brain produce more melatonin – the sleep hormone, and less serotonin – which lifts moods. This leads to depression and lethargy, which as many as one in 50 people suffer from. Light therapy is a proven treatment for SAD so we should not ignore the symptoms as it is a well-known fact that SAD is known to respond to the...Read More
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Airedale International Air Conditioning Helps Iceland Reduce Building Energy Costs...
Airedale International has recently helped frozen food retailer, Iceland, reduce its building energy costs by £6,000 per store each year through the introduction of its ACIS™ control system. Initially introduced in 50 stores undergoing a major upgrade programme, the energy savings delivered proved so substantial, Iceland took the decision to roll out ACIS™ across all 800+ of its stores. In the stores where the ACIS™ controls system was installed...Read More
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Daikin UK Supports DECC’s RHI Training Scheme
Daikin UK is encouraging heating installers to register for valuable training vouchers funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Installers can pre-register online. This follows the announcement, in October 2013, of the details of a £500,000 fund to provide training for the installation and maintenance of heating based renewable technologies. Heating installers who have undertaken accredited training will be able to...Read More
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Kalzip Roof Looks Good & Sounds Perfect
Kalzip’s aluminium standing seam system with a weighted Sound Reduction Index (SRI) figure of 53 decibels was specified by Foster + Partners for the 125 metre span roof of The SSE Hydro in Glasgow. This impressive, imaginatively designed and flexible 13,000 capacity live entertainment venue was built for the Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd by Lend Lease and the shallow domed Kalzip roof installed by Martifer UK. Elliptical on plan and...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Cold Draught Calculator
To help our client ensure that the occupants of the buildings that they are designing are comfortable we have created a cold draught calculator. Our engineers have put their heads together and come up with an excel tool that calculates whether the occupants of your building will experience cold draughts. The tool asks for several pieces of information about the room and then produces a graph explaining the results. For further...Read More
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DORMA Delivers a Textbook Entrance at BREEAM Excellent University Building
At the University of Bedfordshire’s new £20 million Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre, DORMA’s KTV Glass Revolving Doors have provided the perfect combination of functionality, performance and energy efficiency for the stunning new main entrance. Built by Kier Construction during the latest phase of the university’s £90 million expansion, the centre has been designed by RMJM Architects to achieve...Read More
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Dulux Trade - St Helens-Based Kenny Halsall Picks up most Trusted Contractor Painter...
Kenny Halsall, of Bagnalls, has been awarded the title of Dulux Trade Most Trusted Contractor Painter 2013. The paint manufacturer presented Kenny with the accolade following its UK-wide search for the top commercial painter. The Most Trusted Contractor Painter competition was launched by Dulux Trade in August 2013 to find contractor painters across the UK who excel in their role and are a source of pride for the people...Read More
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Conder - Scenic Location at Ridley Hall Remains Unspoilt after Package Sewage...
Civil Engineering Contractors, BCE Northern, have recently subcontracted Conder Aqua Solutions to provide an upgrade solution of an old sewerage works on the prestigious conference, wedding and activity holiday venue, Ridley Hall. Ridley Hall, based in Northumberland, is a country house set on a scenic 33 acre estate comprised of woodland, playing fields and lawned gardens. The Hall, which was built in 1793, required a...Read More
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Cembrit - Westerland Provides a Tonic for Buxton Housing Development!
A new housing development in the picturesque town of Buxton, Derbyshire, features Westerland fibre cement slates from Cembrit. Otters Brook is a new housing development that has built to blend seamlessly into the surrounding countryside. The Westerland slates are BREEAM A+ rated ensuring a sustainable choice that combine traditional looks with modern performance. Buxton is famous as a Spa town in the heart of the Peak District...Read More
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TORMAX gives Access for Rugby School 6th Formers
The entrance to the newly refurbished Collingwood Centre at Rugby School benefits from a set of two-leaf automatic sliding doors, designed and installed by Dotcom Glazing Ltd and powered by the technologically advanced TORMAX iMotion 2301 operator. “We have found TORMAX iMotion operators really do deliver when it comes to reliability in high foot traffic locations like this,” comments Ray Kemp, Commercial Manager for Dotcom...Read More
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Wienerberger Joins New Trade Association to Promote the Benefits of Pitched Roofs
Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced that its Sandtoft roofing brand will be part of a newly established trade body, the Roof Tile Association (RTA). •The RTA will bring together the concrete and clay tile sectors for the first time in recognition of their joint interest in promoting the benefits of pitched roofs •As a manufacturer of both clay and concrete roof tiles, Wienerberger’s Sandtoft brand...Read More
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Eaton - New Website puts Eaton at your Fingertips
Power management company Eaton has launched a new and greatly enhanced website that makes it easier than ever to find key information about the company’s exceptionally wide range of products and services, as well as about the company itself. With contractors having limited amount of time to search for up to date information due to their extremely busy schedules, the new Eaton website has been specifically designed to make it...Read More
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Catnic Supports Properties for Marden Homes
Due for completion in Spring 2014, a stylish new residential development by Marden Homes has utilised Catnic steel lintels to construct and refurbish over a dozen executive style apartments in Essex. Catnic lintels were selected for their strength, reliability and ease of installation. Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet in Essex is an enclave of 8 refurbished and 6 new build apartments by Marden Homes, a company concentrating...Read More
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