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Britannia Kitchen Ventilation - Fort Blockhouse - Portsmouth
Fort Blockhouse in Portsmouth is one of the oldest fortified positions in the UK that is still in active military service. The main kitchen is ventilated using a Heydal ventilated ceiling system that provides a clean line of sight across the kitchen, rather than utilising conventional extract canopies. Grease filtration is achieved through double skinned perforated extract modules. The design of the modules ensures that the separated grease cannot drip...Read More
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Knauf Facades Simplifies School Construction
Timely technical support reinforced with on-site inspections led to CRT Construction to choose SFS systems from Knauf Facades when engaged by Wates Construction in the project to build the £4.7 million Garston Manor SEN school in Watford. “The product is competitively priced but it’s the quality of the service behind it that makes the difference,” says CRT’s estimator Alan Brown. “The company really understands the needs of small to...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - Del Carmen Treatment for New Zealand House
Suffering substantial earthquake damage earlier in 2014, the roof of a residential property in Christchurch, New Zealand has been given a new lease of life following the installation of 13,500 of SSQ’s Del Carmen, Ultra grade, slates. Following investigations, the previous slate installation had proved too brittle – following the damage to the roof, the Earthquake Commission approved the removal and re-usage of the slate, however it was discovered...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Bathroom Mood Lighting
These days a bathroom tends to be more than just functional. Our expectations have changed over the years. After a long day at work the bathroom becomes our sanctuary and a place to relax. In turn they also need to be an area to awaken our senses and be ready for the day ahead. In order to get the perfect bathroom good lighting is essential. Firstly check how much natural daylight there is. When choosing mood lighting consider which...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Life Is On: Schneider Electric Brand Strategy Leverages...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced a new global brand strategy that comes at a critical point of transition for the industry, in which the business and societal landscape are being transformed by urbanisation, digitisation and industrialisation. That strategy, Life Is On, is fuelled by Schneider Electric’s Operational Intelligence approach to IoT. The approach will transform how...Read More
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Purus Limited Exhibit at LIW - Leisure Industry Week 2015 at the Birmingham NEC
Purus Limited, the Swedish manufacturer of stainless steel channel drainage and wetroom and level-access floor gullies, would like to thank Leisure Industry Week for inviting them to take part in their fantastic exhibition which took place at the Birmingham NEC. This year’s LIW ran from the 22nd-23rd September and they were proud to be exhibiting over both days with huge success. Over the two days exhibiting there, Purus Limited...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Green Roof Benefits: A Baker’s Dozen Reasons to...
At SIG Design and Technology we love using Green Roofs on our projects. They look great and have so many benefits both for a project itself and the wider community. However we often need to make the case in a structured way, so we thought it would be useful to share some thoughts to assist you to do the same. Here are our thirteen green roof benefits, split into economic, social and environmental reasons, for you to share, along with...Read More
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danfloor - Come & See us in Glasgow
On October 7th danfloor will be showcasing their product range at a one day roadshow being held in conjunction with Burgess Funiture. Panaz Fabrics, Axo Light and Select Contract Furniture will also be the event being held at The Flying Scotsman at the Corinthian Club between 10am and 7pm. Come and meet Liz McEwan to find out more about our innovative range of products. To register your interest to attend please use the email option...Read More
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CAREL Introduces the CAREL Fast Service, Deliveries in Europe & the Middle East...
In another example of improving customer service and responding to customer needs, CAREL are pleased to announce the launch of ‘CAREL Fast’, a service especially designed for rapid delivery of humidification products throughout Europe. Built on a web portal based upon e-commerce site technology, ‘CAREL Fast’ exploits an international logistics centre to coordinate and manage deliveries. The portal allows 24/7 viewing of stock...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Don’t Waste your Energy
Did you know that pumps consume 10% of global electricity? Not only that, but as most are needlessly inefficient, they offer huge potential for a wide range of organisations to save up to 50% on pump energy costs. Grundfos Pumps have been at the forefront of energy optimised pump development for years, they take real pride in their achievements and their approach to sustainability. Today this leading edge approach has taken yet another step...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Assure goes from Strength to Strength with UKAS
It has been announced that Network VEKA meets all the requirements of the new international standard for operators of competent persons schemes. Assure Windows and Doors is the UKAS-accredited, official competent persons scheme authorised by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and operated by Network VEKA. Technical and Compliance Manager Austin Greene explains: “The Assure team are proud to...Read More
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Wienerberger Porotherm - It’s a Lottery! Wienerberger Launches Digital Scratch...
To encourage greater understanding of its innovative clay block system, Porotherm, Wienerberger - the leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations - is offering digital scratch cards and the opportunity to win up to £250 for everyone who signs up for the free half day’s training course. Individuals can sign up for the free course via the Porotherm discovery hub. Scratch cards are received by simply signing up for a half-day Porotherm...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Process & Petrochemical Applications are No...
Energy represents one of the largest single cost elements of most manufacturing processes. Thermal insulation is a valuable investment and a tremendous asset to energy conservation and process efficiency. Insulation installed on pipes and tanks, that is properly maintained, contributes significantly to a plant’s operating bottom line, which in turn can help to reduce CO2 emissions, carbon footprint and operating costs. Kingspan manufacture...Read More
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FOGTEC - The Smarter Way of Fighting Fire
An alternative to the use of traditional sprinkler systems within builds is the use of FOGTEC systems. These systems use pure water, converting it to fine mist at a pressure of 80 to 200 bars, which can be seen to many as a less damaging means of fire protection. In public buildings high priority is given to the protection of human life. FOGTEC water mist has highly efficient cooling qualities and is therefore ideal for dramatically reducing the spread...Read More
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