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SSQ Natural Slate - Old Chapel Gets New Look
The Old Chapel in Pembroke Dock needed a high quality slate offering a colour that was in keeping with the 200-year-old structure and its surroundings. SSQ’s Montegris First were the ideal fit - their natural medium grey colour blending in well with the chapel’s design. Lee Williams, Owner of Lee Williams Roofing Ltd said: “The main reason for replacing the roof was that the previous slates, all old and different sizes, provided no insulation...Read More
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Artemide - After Dark
Pure light in space. After Dark is the result of in-depth research on the physics and behaviours of light: light conduction is the basic principle for the product’s creation, reflection and refraction are the means, light diffusion in space is the final destination. Pure form, essential design. The rigorous geometric structure of the appliance is intended to draw the attention to the emitted light, which is conveyed across space through a centralized light pipe...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Burntwood School Wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2015
Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls' school in Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 for the UK's best new building. Breathing Buildings are proud to be associated with this project, for which we provided the ventilation system to the school hall. The roof-based draught mitigation ventilation system is core to the values we uphold at Breathing Buildings; that...Read More
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Frenger - Beaufort House
Frenger supplied highly efficient Active Multiservice Chilled Beams (MSCBs) to this heritage style building as part of the transformation of the inside of the building to be a large open plan area that appears to be clinically clean, light and airy whilst ultra energy efficient and which has the facility to be segregated for future cellular offices at all locations of removable plain joining strips. The energy performance certificate for Beaufort House...Read More
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Lighting Controls Limited Chosen for 21 Lombard Street
Just a hundred metres West of Lloyd’s Insurance Market sits 21 Lombard Street, occupying a virtual island site. Lighting Controls Ltd. has been appointed by UBS Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd. to design, supply and commission the Cat A¹ lighting control system for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of this prestigious office building. The system comprises DALI Lighting Control Modules and luminaires, CAN PIR motion detectors and TCP/IP...Read More
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RugstoreNE - Tribal Kilims with a Silver Lining
Inspired by Bohemian culture with more than a dash of bourgeois, leading European rug manufacturer Louis de Poortere launch two exciting new collections. BoBohemian features tribal patchwork kilims alongside muted Persian motifs with carefully distressed finishes. Silver Lining offers soft flowing floral blooms and plenty of Oriental flair. Louis de Poortere has been weaving fine rugs and carpets since 1929, their Vintage Collection took...Read More
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Monodraught are now Accredited Living Wage Employer
We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Changing Places at the Movies
The problem of trying to visualise how an assisted washroom should look, and how equipment fits in, is solved with an online, 3D video. The Changing Places accessible, assisted toilet video is available to view here. It has been purpose-developed to help architects, facilities and/or estate managers, occupational therapists, access consultants and building services contractors, appreciate how the room differs from a standard (Document M type)...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - New Partnership between Veltem & Fläkt Woods Strengthens...
Veltem have signed an agreement with Fläkt Woods to provide Air Diffusion products on projects in England and Wales. The agreement will allow Veltem to use their expert knowledge and experience to promote and push the expansive Fläkt Woods range of air diffusion products. Russell Scales Commercial Director stated “This partnership allows a greater understanding of what Fläkt Woods has to offer in the realms of air diffusion...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Leeds Beckett University Works with Schneider Electric to...
Leeds Beckett University is situated in Leeds, West Yorkshire with campuses in the city centre and the suburb of Headingley. The University have almost 30,000 students and 3,000 staff. The Headingley Campus comprises of 64 buildings (116,320.38 Sq m) and the City Campus comprises of 31 buildings (88,421.17 Sq m). Background to Installation The university has a long-standing and successful relationship with Schneider...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Glenn Woods Stays East for Marshall-Tufflex Role
Recently appointed Marshall-Tufflex Area Sales Representative Glenn Woods may be new to the market-leading cable management manufacturer but he’s well known in his territory, having covered the Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire area for more than 15 years. Glenn previously worked for an electrical products manufacturer and, more recently, with a major national wholesaler group. He is looking forward to...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Network VEKA Members Set Sail for Free Sales Training
Network VEKA members have enjoyed the first in a number of sales training events provided, free of charge, by the organisation. Network VEKA is proud to offer much, much more than marketing support alone. The organisation is well known for its training and qualification opportunities, business planning and administration support, as well as technical, compliance, legal and finance assistance. Now, Network VEKA has hit the mark once...Read More
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Airedale International Strengthens Middle East Operations
British cooling expert, Airedale International, is pleased to welcome a further engineer to its Dubai Airport Freezone office which it opened in early 2014. Sales application engineer, Jamshad Padanchery, was born and spent his early years in Abu Dhabi, UAE before returning to his native India when his mother relocated back to Kerala state. After graduating from Calicut University with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, he...Read More
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FOGTEC - Where is FOGTEC Systems Most Efficiently Used?
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 of heat and creating better conditions for people escaping. FOGTEC systems thus provide optimal fire protection for these types of buildings. When using conventional sprinkler systems or low-pressure mist systems, the resulting water damage often even...Read More
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