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Levolux Takes a “Vue” in Farnborough
The long awaited Vue cinema in Farnborough is now open, with an ultra-modern exterior featuring an innovative Screening Solution from Levolux, the UK’s leading specialist. Situated on the edge of the town’s Kingsmead Shopping Centre, The new seven-screen, state-of-the-art multiplex cinema has been designed by Lyons Sleeman Hoare Architects to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating. KPI (a 50/50 joint venture between St. Modwen and...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Keeping the Exhibits Safe at the National Civil War Centre in Newark
Selectaglaze secondary glazing specialists helped provide secure solutions for the National Civil War Centre in Newark. Built in 1529 by prominent local resident Thomas Magnus the beautiful Tudor Hall was originally used as a free school. Consequently extended as time moved through the Georgian and Victorian eras the complex is now known as the Old Magnus Buildings and home to the National Civil War Centre. Until 2004 the buildings...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Under Floor Air Conditioning for Sir William Perkins Sixth...
Underfloor systems utilise the plenum beneath a raised floor as the ventilation zone removing the need for most, if not all, ceiling based ducting or pipework. Commonly found in office environments, there has recently been an increase in use in academic facilities, particularly University and Sixth Form learning and study centres. With AET Flexible Space systems, fully conditioned air is fed into the plenum by zonal downflow units (CAM), which...Read More
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ESG - We Worked on WeWork™
We have just finished the manufacture of over 12,000m² of 12.8mm laminated for the new London offices of WeWork™. This giant in the global workspace provision market is due to open three office centers in London this year. We have just finished the supply of glass to the new Devonshire Square and Moorgate sites and are about to start work making the glass for the third site. More details will follow in the case studies section of our...Read More
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C&B Systems - Hospital Clinical Basin Set
Clinical basins are often displayed with a thermostatic mixer tap which is quite an expensive solution and one that could have various health issues. The HTMs and HBNs illustrate the use of a clinical mixer either as a thermostatic tap or as a mixer with a separate TMV3 behind the access panels. Clients can choose to separate the hot from the cold water on the clinical arrangement. This would seem to be an effective approach. Pros and...Read More
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danfloor - Economix – A Flooring Solution where Design & Performance Meet
danfloor, leading manufacturer and supplier of healthcare carpets will be showcasing its innovative range ECONOMIX at the Healthcare Estates Show Manchester 20-21st October and The Care and Dementia Show Birmingham 3-4th November. The range aims to offer a practical yet stylish flooring solution for all healthcare environments. ECONOMIX combines advanced performance features including; Maedical i-Link, our anti-microbial...Read More
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Kingspan Access Floors - Reusing Access Floors: Kingspan Offers an Advice...
If you are planning to reuse an access floor, Kingspan can offer an advice and inspection service to confirm that the floor can be safely used again. In a previous article we advised caution against reusing old or damaged flooring systems but we would like to stress that we are fully in favour of reusing floors as long as they have been professionally inspected from a safety point of view. Members of our experienced technical support team can inspect...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Win a Special Ecodan A++ Mug
Mitsubishi Electric is offering anyone the chance to win a special Ecodan thermal mug by Tweeting their own picture of an A++ to celebrate the new Energy Related Products (ErP) rating for the entire range of Ecodan heat pumps. The ErP Directive, which now applies to heating products across Europe, aims to help both residential and commercial customers identify the most energy-efficient products on the market. To help celebrate the...Read More
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Zehnder Launches New Website
European indoor climate specialists Zehnder, have turned up the heat on their digital presence with the re-launch of their UK website. Delivering an enhanced user friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, it allows customers to access detailed product information and videos across multiple platforms. After registering for a my.Zehnder account users can also take advantage of a more personalised experience...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Ultimate Installer – Working Closer with Electricians
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management continues to develop and expand its key Customer Programme, Ultimate Installer. Dedicated to supporting electricians, it’s a free scheme for small professionals working in the residential and light commercial sectors, although applicants will need to be a member of an accredited organisation for the electrical industry, such as SELECT, to be considered as an...Read More
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Grundfos iSOLUTIONS - Pumps & System in Harmony
Pumps are big energy consumers that currently account for 10% of global electricity and many are needlessly inefficient. Today by focussing on changing to high efficiency pumps that incorporate advanced motor technology, an average pump’s energy consumption can be reduced by up to 60%. Efficiencies are a function of good pump design and not purely a standalone benefit so it is important to understand the true value of pump...Read More
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TROX - Heinz Trox is Dead (29 June 1934 to 1 October 2015)
Heinz Trox is dead. The majority shareholder of TROX GmbH passed away on 1 October 2015, aged 81. Heinz Trox was born in 1934. After completing both a mechanical engineering course and an economics course at Munich University, Heinz Trox started his professional career as an engineer in the US. In 1959 he joined TROX GmbH in Neukirchen-Vluyn, where he was first responsible for international business. From 1969 onwards, and...Read More
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Airedale International Exhibits at Healthcare Estates, 20 & 21 October 2015...
British cooling specialist, Airedale International, will be showcasing its solutions for healthcare facilities owners at Healthcare Estates (20 & 21 October 2015, Manchester Central, Stand C14). The manufacturer’s ventilation and cooling systems have picked up a number of awards for their energy efficiency and performance, a result of a commitment to innovation which has seen Airedale pioneer free-cooling technologies and an early adopter...Read More
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Hager UK - Multi-Million Pound Bugler Homes in Control with Hager
When Hertfordshire property developer Bugler Homes, part of Bugler Holdings, began designing two new multi-million pound homes in early 2014, it had to ensure that the electrical assets complemented the high quality specification of the overall build. Working with contractor, T.P. & N. Electrical Contractors, Bugler found an all-encompassing solution in Hager’s Tebis.KNX system along with its renowned Berker and Sollysta...Read More
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Waterloo Launches Free Directory to Ease Air Terminal Selection
Waterloo Air Products plc's latest product directory offers a compact easy to read guide for mechanical engineers, specifiers and architects. The Waterloo Product Directory is a free 160-page resource that provides comprehensive information on Waterloo's standard product range. For those projects that require a specialised approach to architectural design, Waterloo offers complimentary tailor made solutions. Examples of these are...Read More
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