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Furse - Lightning Protection & Surge Protection Vital for Sustainable Energy Home...
Over the last eighteen months a ‘quiet revolution’ has taken place in UK homes, with more than 500,000 households now enjoying the clean energy and financial benefits of solar panels – photovoltaics (PV). And with the photovoltaic industry currently installing approximately 1,900 new schemes on average every week, the UK sustainable energy homes market is set to continue expanding. The uptake of photovoltaics and...Read More
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Gent Supporting Innovation & Business Development in Inverness Campus
An innovative solution by fire industry expert Gent by Honeywell has been selected to protect the biggest site on the multi-million pound Inverness Campus development. With overall investment now approaching £100m, Inverness Campus is one of Scotland’s most ambitious infrastructure projects that will bring together business, research and education on one site. The site was officially opened by John Swinney MSP, Deputy First...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Great Service at Wimbledon
With 41 courts to keep irrigated, ground staff have their work cut out to maintain the Wimbledon grass courts that are so famous all around the world. Water therefore plays a significant role, but this is not just about watering the courts, as to achieve the absolute perfect playing surface, each court has to be watered to meet its own precise needs. In fact during the two weeks of the Championships up to 160,000 litres of water are used to keep the...Read More
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Monodraught - Alderman Knight School - Cool-Phase & Windcatchers
One new Cool-Phase unit has been installed in the ICT Room at Alderman Knight School to provide natural cooling within the area. "Throughout our school there were very few rooms that suffered with no ventilation. All of our classrooms either have openable north lights or external doors. However we did have an ICT Suite, an Office and a Meeting Room with no external windows so we decided to utilise the Monodraught Windcatcher and Cool...Read More
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Bilco UK - Bespoke Bilco NSHEV gives Healthy Prognosis for New Addenbrookes...
A bespoke natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilator (NSHEV) manufactured by Bilco UK has been installed in a new nine-storey, multi-storey car park at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. The project, undertaken by VINCI Construction UK, has created 1,228 new parking spaces to meet growing demand at the renowned medical facility, as it expands to accommodate the relocation of Papworth Hospital. The Bilco NSHEV, when opened...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Protective Back Coating on Zinc Cladding...
We talk to Simon Walker, Category Manager for SIG Zinc and Copper, about the need to specify protective back coating on zinc cladding. In recent weeks we’ve been approached by a number of specifiers who tell us that their zinc cladding supplier has insisted that they must have a protective back coating on their zinc cladding. They have asked us – is this necessary? Our answer is no. Two of our partner zinc manufacturers produce a zinc product...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Straw Eco House Offers Sustainable Living in Yorkshire
A self-build sustainable house on the outskirts of York has pushed the boundaries of carbon-neutral living with the help of a Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pump. Chris Gibbins, a former business analyst, set out to build a house for his young family made from straw bales, and has allied this highly sustainable material with a raft of other energy efficient measures in his mission to produce an exemplar in sustainable house building. “Straw has...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Academy Access Improved with TORMAX
Vastly improving student access and ensuring the smooth flow of foot traffic at all times, TORMAX has retrofitted seven sets of their ground-breaking iMotion 1301 automatic operators to existing swing doors throughout Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough. Contributing to DDA-compliance, TORMAX low-energy door drives are cost-effective in the long term, combining outstanding reliability with minimal maintenance. The largest sponsored...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Mearns Castle High School
Mearns Castle High School, situated on the outskirts of Glasgow, was founded and built in 1978. The institution seeks to provide a safe, inclusive and high quality learning environment to its 1,352 students and 122 staff, and has been ranked 3rd in the most recent Scottish State School of the Year award. Due to its established reputation, the school has recently extended to create extra classrooms and learning facilities. However...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - The University Of Hertfordshire Project
The University of Hertfordshire project features multiple different mailbox styles, including banks of boxes freestanding with support pedestals and also single mailboxes mounted upon a wall. The banks of multiple boxes feature a ‘Dry Riser’ product that has been incorporated in to the unit to minimise the amount of space used outside of the student residence. The pedestals that the unit is mounted upon have been designed...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Open More Hours: Marshall-Tufflex Extends Collection Service
Award-winning cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex is strengthening its market-leading position by extending its unique Same Day Collection service with longer opening hours and refurbished collection points. The service allows account-holding electrical distributors to collect cable management orders between 7am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, just two hours after order placement from Marshall-Tufflex’s...Read More
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Cembrit Slating Expertise Now Available in Print
Cembrit has developed a Fibre Cement Slates guide to provide specifiers, craftsmen and trades people with the relevant information for the successful design and installation of pitched roofing with the ever popular fibre cement slates. The book demonstrates how all forms of slating and fibre cement technology offers users peace of mind not available from other suppliers and highlights the wide range of slates and accessories the company offers...Read More
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Selectaglaze Launch New Website
Selectaglaze are happy to announce that their new website has been launched. It has a fresh look and is now more responsive with easy access to all information when on the move - be it on a mobile or tablet. Along with the new look, there are key changes including; • more user-friendly navigation • detailed in-depth information on the products and benefits • a wealth of inspirational case studies • a comprehensive events and exhibitions...Read More
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PMA - Fire & Ice Draw in the Crowds at Railtex 2015
During May, the biggest Railtex exhibition for more than a decade welcomed over 10,000 railway industry professionals from around the world, across three days, to the NEC, Birmingham. As one of 468 of this dynamic industry's leading suppliers, exhibiting the latest railway technology, equipment and innovations, ABB showcased its innovative technologies for transportation with a comprehensive range of solutions for rolling stock and infrastructure...Read More
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