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Levolux Grid Covers Cars in Leeds
Following a £9 million refurbishment project, the 50 year old Merrion Centre multi-storey car park in the centre of Leeds, has been dramatically revamped, including a custom Screening Solution from Levolux. Following the completion of the refurbishment in January 2015, the Merrion Centre car park, which is operated by CitiPark, is now one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the UK. It features the latest industry technology...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Theatre Revamp is a Capitol Idea
The Capitol Theatre is a famous 1930’s Art Deco building in Aberdeen that has recently undergone a major change. This has seen not only the building being lovingly restored but has also meant that this much loved architectural treasure has found a new lease of life through a considered redevelopment plan. At a cost of £35m, the project on this Category B listed building has seen it retain its wonderful façade, but it is behind it that the true...Read More
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Cembrit - Duquesa Slates Give Ancient Cottage a Brand New Look
The installation of Cembrit’s Duquesa slates on a cottage in Devon has proved that natural slates not only provide an attractive finish to a building, but can overcome a difficult re-roofing project. Bridge Cottage is a listed building in Axminster which dates back to the 17th century. Originally built as a labourer’s cottage, and constructed as a low cost building, it has required a number of updates over the years, including new windows, a garden room and...Read More
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Gilberts - Helping Optimise Integration of Building with Environment
A £11+million commitment by Croydon London Borough Council to achieving better outcomes for its children with special needs has been spearheaded with the opening of a new school that blends education with the local environment. The Priory SEN takes inspiration from its location in woodland; thus the BREEAM ‘very good’ rated three-storey, 3000m² building features natural ventilation, supplied to main contractor Leadbitter, a Bouygues UK...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Jesmond 360 Formerly Eaga Hous
1970’s architecture is rarely known for being easy on the eye - Jesmond 360 - formerly Eaga House, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was no exception. The five-storey, 70,000sq.ft. former office building stands tall in a large commercial estate at the North East corner of Newcastle City Centre. As part of a long-term project to breathe new life into the site, the building was recently converted into a multiuse leisure and residential development at a cost of...Read More
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DMS - Keeping Up with Oil Prices
Recent drops in oil prices across the UK now means that heating the average three bedroom home using oil is now 18.5% cheaper than using mains gas. Using mains gas costs the homeowner around £1,100 per annum to heat. At present one million homes are benefiting from the low cost of oil heating, and with winter months fast approaching the amount of oil-fueled homes will only increase. DMS offer a range of oil meters to suit...Read More
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Daikin UK Future Thinking Seminars Welcome Building Services Engineers to Go...
Daikin UK is inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend the fourth series of its successful Future Thinking CPD-accredited seminars based on Building Information Modelling (BIM). The leading CPD series, taking place in October and November, will go ‘Beyond the Buzz’ of BIM, providing attendees with useful tools and techniques for engineering modern sustainable buildings. As the UK moves toward...Read More
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Wienerberger Products Specified for Award Winning Housing Development
Wienerberger - the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations - has provided bricks and roof tiles to an award winning housing development in Cambridge - Barratt Homes Eastern Counties’ Trumpington Meadows. The design team behind the project specified Wienerberger’s Olde Ely Cream alongside the interlocking slate tile, BritLock and the new generation clay plain tile, 20/20 in Tuscan from Wienerberger’s roof brand...Read More
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LG Open Day
Following its recent move to a brand new UK head office, LG Electronics is opening its new training and show room facilities, at the new office location at Brooklands, Weybridge in Surrey on Thursday 1st October 2015. HVAC contractors and consultants are being invited to the open day to demonstrate the latest 4th generation products and to show why LG is rapidly building its market share in the UK. LG’s reputation is growing as...Read More
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Artemide at London Design Festival 2015
Italian lighting specialist Artemide announces participation in three exciting events during London Design Festival 2015. Spectral Light at 100% Design - Artemide’s Spectral Light by architect Philippe Rahm will be exhibited at leading design trade fair 100% Design during London Design Festival. The overall show theme of 100% Design 2015 is ‘Design in Colour’ and this resonates strongly in the specially commissioned Interiors feature which...Read More
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Knauf UK Sponsors Windsor Half Marathon on behalf of CRASH
Knauf UK, official Silver Sponsors of the Windsor Half Marathon 2015, has entered a team of seven to run on Sunday 27th September to raise money for CRASH. CRASH is the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people. One of the most popular half marathons in the UK, the Windsor Half Marathon takes place every September at Windsor Great Park and is run over a distance of 21km in amongst stunning grounds and...Read More
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Lighting Controls - New Premises for Lighting Controls
Lighting Controls has enjoyed substantial growth over the past 24 months, and there is no sign of that abating. Part of this growth is the result of several exciting new products on their range, including the new head-end software, the memory chip-based Lighting Control Modules and the facilities for remote operation of zones within the lighting control system. With more new products in the pipeline, Lighting Controls have expanded...Read More
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Purus Limited - Launch their Brand New Dedicated Technical Helpline
Purus Limited, the manufacturer and supplier of level-access wetroom drainage and floor gullies, are constantly striving to provide their customers with the most efficient and effective customer service. In order to do this they are constantly looking for new ways to improve, which is why with immediate effect they are delighted to announce that they now have a dedicated technical helpline to enhance your experience with Purus...Read More
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COMPCO Fire Systems - Investing in the Future for the Fire Sprinkler Industry
Over the summer we have had a lot of exciting work going on at our head office in Worcester. The new training, apprenticeship and IT facility has been built and is nearly decorated for our grand opening in the month of September. Here at COMPCO we specialise in working with apprentices who are interested in starting a career in the fire sprinkler industry and who are passionate about developing their skills for the future. We take on many apprentices...Read More
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