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Knauf - Cleaneo Akustik Aids Acoustics in Manchester Landmarks
The refurbishment of Manchester city centre landmarks, the Central Library and Town Hall Extension (CL-THX), has been achieved using a range of products from Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems. The restoration of two nationally significant Grade ll* listed buildings as part of the Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Programme (THCTP) was not simply a cosmetic...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Elliott Carpets Reveals why it would Always Recommend ARDEX
Elliott Carpets, supplier of high quality carpet, rugs and hard flooring products, has been working in partnership with ARDEX UK for 13 years. James Simpson, of Elliott Carpets, shares why the relationship has gone from strength to strength. Why ARDEX? Within the first 6 months of establishing Elliott Carpets we started working with ARDEX. They were originally recommended to us by one of our suppliers and after an initial...Read More
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Cembrit Chosen for New Office in Burton
After launching its new textured Westerland fibre cement roofing products in February, Cembrit was chosen to supply 10,000 of these slates to a leading mechanical and electrical engineering company for its new headquarters in Staffordshire. Having outgrown its current head office in Burton on Trent, WT Parker Ltd began demolishing the buildings to make space for new headquarters and workshop facility. The transformation of the new...Read More
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C/S Wall Protection at Warrington Hospital Dementia Ward
The state-of-the-art £1 million Forget Me Not project at the Warrington Hospital created a dedicated ward for dementia patients. The design, based on the principles developed from years of research into the use of art, colour and light in dementia care design, aims to provide calm, relaxing and non-institutional surroundings for improved patient outcomes. Construction Specialties’ Acrovyn® Wall Protection range was selected to provide a vital...Read More
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Crown Paints - Safety & Sustainability take off for Crown Paints at Heathrow
Safety and sustainability helped Crown Paints play a part in a major multi-billion pound project at Heathrow Airport. The manufacturer was chosen to supply its flame-retardant paint, Crown Trade Timonox, for use in the new Terminal 2B at Heathrow Airport. Representing a £2bn investment, Terminal 2B is the largest airside project Heathrow Airport has ever undertaken. The specification was supported by Crown Paints’ pioneering carbon footprint...Read More
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Steadmans Supplies Materials for Fabrication, Welding & Non-Destructive Testing...
Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for three new buildings for TIS Cumbria, West Cumbria’s fabrication, welding and non-destructive testing specialists. TIS Cumbria services the nuclear, industrial process and petrochemical, oil and gas sectors across the globe. Three new buildings, totalling 1,400 sq m in floor size, have been completed at the organisation’s existing site in...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Heats Glasgow Velodrome
Following on from the £14bn boost to the UK economy from London’s 2012 Olympic Games, the 2014 Commonwealth Games has given Great Britain another chance to showcase its sporting achievements to the rest of the world. With this in mind, a new venue was opened in 2012 ahead of the Commonwealth Games and named after the UK’s most successful gold-medal winning Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy. The velodrome has a 250 metre indoor...Read More
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Zip Pioneers Radical New Design for Instant Boiling & Chilled Filtered Water
Zip has been leading the way in the filtered boiling and chilled water market since it launched its iconic HydroTap filtered boiling model in 2000. Now, pushing this growing sector even further, Zip has launched the most advanced drinking water appliance on the market to date, the HydroTap G4. Designed to deliver even greater performance, the latest evolution of the instant boiling and chilled filtered water system has been repackaged into the...Read More
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Gent’s EN54-23 Compliant Visual Alarms take Centre Stage at Royal Spa Centre
Fire industry expert Gent by Honeywell has installed its new class leading S-Quad Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) in Leamington Spa’s renowned entertainment venue, the Royal Spa Centre. The popular purpose built theatre and cinema, owned by Warwick District Council, recently upgraded its entire fire detection and alarm (FD&A) system to a fully integrated Gent Vigilon Compact solution, that incorporates more than 50 S-Quad VADs...Read More
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Giacomini UK - Heat Interface Units Evolving to Meet Diversity of Modern Building...
We have recently noticed an increase in requests for HIUs that can meet the demands of more complex and diverse building designs. Fortunately for us, as designers and manufacturers of HIUs, we are easily able to fulfil these requests. Giacomini was recently commissioned to replace existing competitor units on the Lakeside Drive housing development in Chobham, Surrey. 54 twin G5 heat interface units were installed in...Read More
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West London Security - Al Jazeera, The Shard
Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, who are moving into The Shard, London’s iconic 87-storey skyscraper, required a full security fit-out for their new office on the 16th level. West London Security installed a fully-integrated security system complete with video door entry and biometric access control fingerprint readers. WLS also installed a number of high-resolution IP-CCTV cameras to enable monitoring of all required strategic areas...Read More
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The Wandsworth Group - South Tyneside Opts for Wandsworth’s iPin Nurse Call System
Healthcare technology specialist, Wandsworth Group, has installed its iPiN Ethernet-based nurse call system into the Cardiac Ward, Accident & Emergency Unit and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) of South Tyneside Hospital as part of a rolling upgrade programme. The Wandsworth team has already completed the IPiN installation in the A&E, Integrated Emergency Care, SCBU and Wards 6 & 7 as part of the general refurbishment...Read More
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Hitzinger - D Power
The Hitzinger 400Hz Ground Power Units are driven by the aim to minimise the operating costs and to improve handling as well as maintenance, with innovative materials, modern processing technologies and ingenious engineering providing a power range of 30-180 KVA. Our latest generation of 400Hz Ground Power Units, represent a new era in optimised fuel running costs for the aircraft in the flight preparation phase...Read More
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PMA Conduit gets Tested to Extremes...
Not only do we twist, load, bend and flex our conduits to breaking point, we also manipulate conditions and pressures to see just how each of our products react to extremes of all kinds. Polyamide, or nylon, conduit is known to display resistance to many things – from seawater to rats(!), but one of the most important benefits of PMA’s products is their ability to retain strength and flexibility in a broad spectrum of temperatures and...Read More
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