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ESG Tufflam is Used to Create Stunning 3 Storey Staircase
A global brand name in the cosmetics world has recently finished work on their new multi million pound UK and Ireland headquarters. Situated in the heart of London, this 150,000 square foot has been designed to not only be the administration hub but also house all of its education facilities along side a selection of branded retail store fronts. Designed to be an inspiring, collaborative and agile workspace that improves employee productivity...Read More
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ARDEX UK - St George's Court
Based in central London, at the heart of New Oxford Street and in walking distance to Covent Garden and the West end, St George’s Court is an iconic London building. Both residential and commercial, the building, finished in the 1940s, has an impressive history and was the London Head Quarters of the Ministry of Defence. Today, the building hosts Grade A office space and is co-used by the Ministry of Defence and other government...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - Blackpool Engineering Helps Recreate Tropical South East...
The centerpiece to Europe’s biggest ever zoo development is replicating a tropical environment - with help from bespoke engineering from Blackpool. Included in Chester Zoo’s new £40m Islands project - the UK’s biggest ever, at 60,000m² - is the Monsoon Forest. The 31,050m³ house is the largest indoor zoo exhibit in the UK, and home to a tropical rainforest and animals including Sulawesi crested macaques, Sunda gharial crocodiles...Read More
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Pilkington Activ Sunshade™ Glazing Brings Modern Comfort to Victorian Orangery
The grand Victorian House known as Mansion House in St Helens, Lancashire, is one of the finest residential buildings in the area. Built in 1850 by a wealthy solicitor, the Grade-II-listed building is today owned by the charity Age UK Mid Mersey, functioning as its headquarters and also generates revenue to support the charity's work in the region by serving as a wedding and functions venue as well as offering a café and gift shop. The building has...Read More
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danfloor's Top 5 for 2015
2015 has been an incredibly busy year for danfloor. Despite the continued economic issues affecting some areas of our target markets and the increasing presence of alternative options for flooring solutions we have maintained our market position and made headway into new markets. In addition to growing our sales force and sales support team we have had many other achievements across the business and below are our top 5. Launch...Read More
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Levolux Fills Up in Bristol
Filwood Green Business Park in Bristol capitalises on the latest innovations in sustainable building technology, including integrated photovoltaic panels, a green roof and a Timber Fin solar shading solution from Levolux. The bold design of the business park, which was masterminded by Stride Treglown architects alongside C2HM, a leading engineering and programme management company, has been successfully realised. As a result...Read More
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Polyflor - All Eyes Are on Expona Flooring at Vision Express
Luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor’s hardwearing and design-led Expona range were chosen by high street opticians Vision Express to create a fresh and contemporary look for its new store in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Two stunning designs from the Expona Commercial PUR collection were chosen for the Vision Express store at Brookfield Retail Park and were installed by Floortec Ltd flooring contractors. A mix of wood and stone effect designs...Read More
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Selectaglaze - GreyFriars Colchester – Hotel of Grande Luxe
Built during the late 18th century on the site of a Franciscan Monastery, GreyFriars was a striking family home with a fine Georgian façade and formal gardens. At the start of the 20th century GreyFriars was sold along with the neighbouring property Hillcrest for use as a convent by the Ladies of Nazareth. When the Ladies returned to France the house became a school and later an Adult College until it went up for sale in 2007. A period of...Read More
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Knauf Spray Plaster Keeps Boutique Motel to Tight Schedule
Ready Mixed Spray Plaster developed by Knauf - the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems - delivered the finest finishes on the fast-track construction programme to develop a major new hotel in the centre of London. Operated by Motel One, the German budget design hotel brand, Motel One London-Tower Hill was constructed by main contractor McAleer & Rushe for Endurance Land and Aberdeen...Read More
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DMS - The Elster S100 Slam Shut Valve
The Elster S100 Slam shut valve protects gas installations from over pressurisation by closing off access to the system. In the event of the maximum acceptable pressure being exceeded, the S100 automatically closes in order to safeguard any sensitive equipment downstream, once tripped the S100 needs to be manually reset in order for the flow to continue. Available in sizes DN50, DN80, and DN100 the S100 can be used in both...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Alder Hey Hospital Enters a New Era
Caring for 270,000 young people and their families each year is a mammoth task that Alder Hey has been involved with since 1914. In 2015 they have entered a new era with the opening of their much-heralded new £237m hospital. This new hospital has been built within a park and the design, which has been partially inspired by the vision of many of the children that have been touched by Alder Hey. Environmental considerations were...Read More
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Panasonic Brings Back its 7 Year Warranty in Time for Winter
Panasonic is showing support for its network of PRO Partners by announcing the return of its market-leading 7 year warranty for Aquarea Heat Pump systems. As winter approaches, homeowners are looking at renewable technologies to provide heating and hot water. Panasonic has recognised that the upcoming months are an important time for its PRO Partners, and has therefore decided to offer them a sales tool that will provide homeowners...Read More
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ABB Emergi-Lite - Unlimited Possibilities for Escape Route Lighting with Emergi-Lite
The ever increasing use of large glass walls in contemporary architecture is setting new requirements in terms of escape route signalisation. Emergi-Lite’s new Guideway and Serenga 2 ranges feature the finest in pictogram and escape route illumination, while their minimalistic designs work in harmony with their surroundings. Guideway: Optimum light - Minimalistic design An emergency exit pictogram plate has to be clearly...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Showcases Woods Range in New Brochure
Leading ventilation manufacturer Fläkt Woods has launched a new Woods range distribution catalogue, showcasing the latest product offering from the brand. The new catalogue gives our customers quick and easy access to information on our range, including fan performance curves, technical data, drawings, 3D wiring and much more. Included in the new range is the revolutionary JMv aerofoil axial fans, which can save end users up...Read More
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