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OWA - Innovation - The Future Taking Shape
OWA, market leader of ceiling systems in Germany, is once again changing the design landscape of ceiling systems. Now almost every commercial space can show its own personality through ceiling canopy shapes in the form of squares, circles or triangles with surfaces covered in white fleece or beautifully coloured fabrics to create all kinds of effects, from floating islands to clouds. To add that final finishing touch, there is the...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group Provides Winning Windows for Burnley FC Manager...
Burnley FC manager, Sean Dyche has topped off his stunning home renovation with a suite of new windows and doors from another acclaimed Burnley institution, The VEKA UK Group. The products were fabricated and fitted by members of the Group's pioneering installer support organisation, Network VEKA. Dave Jones, MD of The VEKA UK Group commented: “Sean's a man of exacting standards - a desirable quality in a football...Read More
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Pilkington - In Pursuit of Clarity - With Pilkington Optiwhite™
Low-iron glass is of increasing interest in both the residential and commercial glazing markets. Its higher solar transmission facilitates increased passive solar gain for better Window Energy Ratings for domestic replacement windows, while its near-crystal appearance and lack of any green tinge makes it desirable for high-end commercial applications. Currently, there are several products available, claiming to be “extra”, or even “ultra” clear...Read More
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Polyflor Flooring Creates Uplifting Dementia Care Environment at Cwmgelli Lodge
1700m² of Polyflor’s vinyl flooring was recently used to create a fresh and spacious environment at Cwmgelli Lodge care facility in Blackwood, Wales, a flagship facility designed to positively meet the needs of younger people who have been diagnosed with dementia or cognitive impairment. Wood effect Forest fx PUR sheet vinyl in American Oak was installed throughout the Lodge’s communal areas, circulation spaces, café and dining...Read More
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Cembrit’s B5 Offers Traditional Aesthetic with a Contemporary Twist
Cembrit’s B5 corrugated sheeting has been chosen as part of a unique design project to transform an old builder’s yard in East Dulwich into a contemporary family home. Christened by some as ‘the urban cowshed,’ The Yard is an innovative property which has been designed to the Passivhaus standard, an accreditation that recognises highly energy efficient buildings. Featuring bedroom and workshop wings configured around a courtyard garden...Read More
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Dimplex - 40,000 & Counting for Dimplex Heating Design Service
Dimplex’s in-house heating design team has completed its 40,000th project, marking a staggering milestone for the unique customer support service. The landmark project is part of a scheme by electrical contractors, Wessex Electricals, to replace outdated electric storage heating systems with modern, energy efficient Dimplex Quantum heaters in Stonewater Housing Association properties. It is the 189th project put through...Read More
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EMCEL Filters have Sponsored the IMechE Nuclear Ventilation Event 2015!
Hosted in the Haydock Park Hotel, Haydock the event runs for two days from Tuesday 17th November 2015 to Wednesday 18th November 2015. This event is the only one of its kind for the nuclear ventilation community. Explore hot topics such as: new build, the future of decommissioning and long term 'interim' storage of nuclear waste. This two-day conference is the single event that enables practitioners from all sectors of the...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Packing & Transport Workshop - A Great Success for Fläkt Woods UK
On Wednesday 15th September Rowlinson Packaging, DSV Global Transport and Logistics and Wallis Shipping recently took part in a joint Packaging and Transport Workshop based at Fläkt Woods, Colchester. The agenda focused on identifying opportunities for improvement with short-term, mid-term and long-term goals identified. The workshop enabled key stakeholders to spend quality time together, as a team instead of...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Need to Learn More About Reliable Wastewater Removal in...
The role of a Building Services Engineer is constantly evolving and today CIBSE members are expected to know about an increasingly wide range of applications. This includes needing to understand and be able to specify wastewater pumps. Sign up to this forthcoming CPD accredited webinar to learn about the impact and implications of effective wastewater management in commercial buildings and the various elements that should be...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - The Future of Brewing: Improving Energy Efficiency, Lowering...
Many breweries have tremendous scope to improve their operational energy efficiency, reduce risk, improve product quality and cut emissions by upgrading their steam systems, says Spirax Sarco’s latest white paper. The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has set ambitious targets for the brewing and pub industry to increase energy efficiency by 19% and reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2020*. It is also aiming to achieve an...Read More
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Danfoss - 3 Important Questions to Ask Yourself About your Drives Supplier
Energy efficiency is about choosing the right partners. Danfoss believes in the freedom to choose the best products for your solutions and is confident that energy savings is something we can achieve if we work together. We can give you the insight and knowledge you need to make the right choices. VLT® Drives give you the freedom to choose the motor technology that suits your application needs best and ensures that your...Read More
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Daikin UK Releases Building Energy Efficiency through Air Conditioning Whitepaper
Daikin UK, leading air conditioning manufacturer has published its White Paper ‘Building energy efficiency through air conditioning: Legislative drivers and best practice design’ to highlight how installation of correctly sized, efficient air conditioning systems can reduce a building’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Designed to provide installers and end-users with information surrounding legislative drivers and best...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Gartner Names Schneider Electric in its Top 15 2015 European...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has rated the company #10 in its 2015 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Europe Top 15. Schneider Electric joins the top 15 for the first time this year, jumping 12 spots from its 2014 ranking. Gartner identified the top 15 performers in the report...Read More
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COMPCO Fire Systems - Grand Opening of our Apprentice Training Academy
Last week we were delighted to have MP Robin Walker attend our Grand Opening of our new Apprentice Training Academy, at our head office in St John’s, Worcester, which will be one of the first academies within the Sprinkler Industry. Robin was greeted by our new starters joining us on our Trainee and Apprenticeship courses at Compco, ranging across a number of our departments, including Estimating and Design. They will be learning a number...Read More
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