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Pentair Launches Open Innovation Awards
Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions, the leading provider of electrical heat-tracing systems, has launched the Pentair Open Innovation Awards as part of the continued celebration of the 40 year anniversary of its Raychem self-regulating technology. The global initiative invites customers, installers, engineers and distributors to submit their bright ideas using the link below to make Raychem products even easier to use. The winner will...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - Slimness & Performance Delivers Win:Win Scenario
The best performance available with a slender design for a commercial façade ventilator are combining to give a win:win scenario for building designers, installers and occupiers. The Mistrale 75 series, produced by leading natural ventilation manufacturer Gilberts of Blackpool, offers some of the lowest air leakage and U values available of its kind. And at just 200mm thick, it is also one of the slimmest units, enhancing building line...Read More
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Xylem to Showcase Energy Efficiency at this Year’s ISH Exhibition
Xylem, a global water technology leader, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the 2015 ISH exhibition – the leading global trade fair for the bathroom experience, building services, energy, air conditioning, technology and renewable energies – at Messe Frankfurt from 10th to 14th March. At stand E 25 in hall 9.1, Xylem will feature its latest system solutions for commercial and residential building services applications, including the newly...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Waterside Mountsorrel
Sitting alongside the river Soar in rural Leicestershire, Waterside is a small private development of forty-five 3-5 bedroom houses and cottages nestling around Mountsorrel Staithe, a 32-berth inland harbour, and bordered by private river parkland. This unique development is the vision of local housebuilder, Black Hawk Properties, who has abandoned the hustle bustle of modern estate design in favour of a more tranquil...Read More
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AET Flexible Space Attends MIPIM Property Expo in Cannes
AET Flexible Space will again be visiting the world’s biggest Property Expo, MIPIM in Cannes this year to meet with Architects, Developers and Investors to introduce the AET Flexible Space Under Floor Air Conditioning system and the financial benefits for commercial developments around the world. MIPIM is renowned for attracting senior decision makers from all sectors of the property industry under one arena and is held at the waterside...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Burnley FC Manager Demands Excellence from Burnley...
The VEKA UK Group, based in Burnley, has been chosen to provide the high-quality PVC-U profile for Burnley Manager Sean Dyche's home renovation. The VEKA windows and doors will be fabricated by long-standing VEKA customer, Glazerite, and fitted by Network VEKA member MG Windows. This guarantees an outstanding 'chain of quality' from raw materials right through to the finished project. The windows have been carefully chosen...Read More
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West London Security - Cutty Sark, Greenwich
The Cutty Sark is an iconic landmark visited daily by hundreds of people. As such, this site demanded special attention in terms of its fire and security requirements. West London Security was commissioned to provide card-based access control with proximity readers on two key doors within the Cutty Sark complex. Our state of the art system ensures that all card/fob holders are monitored from the time they enter the complex to the...Read More
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Construction Specialties - Designing with Glass: How to Protect Glass from...
Glass is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the interior design of new and refurbishment projects, not just in big office blocks or hotels, but in hospitals too. Architects aim to bring as many natural environmental factors into the building as possible, maximising daylight as well as local scenery and views. Research by The Center for Healthcare Design and other organisations finds that natural daylighting and outdoor views benefit...Read More
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Furse - New StrikeRisk v6.0 Risk Management Software Now Available
Furse’s popular StrikeRisk software makes risk assessments lightning fast. Our latest software to International/European Standard IEC/EN 62305 Protection against Lightning is an invaluable and effective tool for all those involved in working out risk to IEC/EN 62305 part 2. The software interface helps users complete IEC/EN 62305 part 2’s complex and laborious risk calculations in minutes rather than the hours it would take doing them by...Read More
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The Wandsworth Group - Innovative Mobile Nurse Call System Selected by...
Wandsworth Healthcare were delighted to partner the Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust in an innovative installation of IPiN, a fully IP nurse call system complete with mobile integrations. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital was built as a replacement for the incumbent Norfolk and Norwich and West Norwich Hospitals as part of a £229 million PFI hospital scheme designed to provide a 953 bed, state of the art NHS academic teaching...Read More
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Prysmian - Wiring Regulation Amendment makes Change to Cable Fixing Best...
The 17th edition of Wiring Regulations sees amendments to BS 7671, the national standard in the United Kingdom for low voltage electrical installations. One of the changes includes ensuring all cable installations in escape routes are fixed with fire-resistant components to improve fire safety of the occupants and fire fighters. Previously it was not required for cables to be secured with fire-resistant fixings except in the case of some emergency...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona Flooring Range Brings Extra Flavour to Coffee Shop
Luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor’s high design and high performance Expona flooring range were used to create a sophisticated statement floor design at Harris + Hoole coffee shop in Slough recently. With unlimited design possibilities available from the Expona range, a combination of tiles in contrasting colours were chosen by interior and retail branding design consultancy Path Design of London to create a striking effect. Flooring from two...Read More
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Unitrunk Appoints Mark Williams to Run Manchester Depot
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has appointed Mark Williams as branch manager for its Manchester branch. Bringing 15 years’ experience in the cable management sector to the role, Mark has previously worked in a variety of sales, marketing, commercial management and specification roles, including a one-year tenure as an international marketing manager in Paris. His remit at Unitrunk’s Manchester branch will be to manage...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - When Consistency Matters
This 16-plot residential development is made up of four-bedroom detached homes along with a ‘steading’ (farmstead) development of 3-bedroom houses. Located at the eastern end of Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it’s just an hour’s drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The development set out to capture the character, construction-quality and finish found in other Victorian-era houses in the area, recreating...Read More
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