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Cembrit - Cemwood Adds Seamless Colour to Summer House
Cembrit Cemwood cladding has been selected to add a touch of colour and a contemporary finish to a garden summer house situated in Crown Woods Way, South East London. Over 40m² of Cemwood has been installed on the new building, designed and built by homeowners, Effie and Peter Antoniou. Effie and Peter embarked on a project to build a summer house at the end of their garden in Crown Woods Way, which took approx...Read More
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Knauf Spray Plaster Keeps Hotel Construction on Fast Track
Swift and simple to apply, Ready Mixed Plasters from Knauf have contributed keeping the fast-track construction of Village Hotels and Leisure’s first Village Urban Resort in Scotland on track. Developed for airless pump sprays, these products enabled McLaren & Co, an award winning painting and decorating sub-contractor, to do both plastering and decorating work at the luxury 148-bed Aberdeen hotel. This was particularly important in this instance...Read More
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Hanson Publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
Hanson UK has published its 2015 performance and sustainability report, which sets out progress against a range of targets covering people, carbon, water, waste and raw materials. Highlights include: • Reduction in lost time injuries • Fall in mains water use per tonne of product • Increase in rail transport • Increase in local liaison activity • Over 90 per cent of quarries with biodiversity action plans. There was a small rise in energy use per tonne...Read More
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Pilkington United Kingdom Limited Helps to Deliver First ‘Smart’ Carbon Positive...
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has supported experts from Cardiff University and the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Swansea University in the design and delivery of the UK’s first purpose-built, low-cost energy smart house, capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses. The house, designed by Professor Phil Jones and his team based at the Welsh School of Architecture, has been built...Read More
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Levolux Helps Suffolk Go Green
A bold new ‘Energy from Waste’ facility in Great Blakenham, Suffolk is having a surprisingly positive impact on the Suffolk landscape, thanks to an Aerofoil Fin screening solution from Levolux. Designed by Grimshaw Architects to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, the new facility processes almost 260,000 tonnes of household and business waste each year to generate sufficient electricity to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes. The development...Read More
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Polyflor Creates a Bespoke Expona Flow Design for Preston Nursery
Polyflor’s new Expona Flow range of high performance commercial flooring was used to create a fun and functional flooring design at Quwwat Islam Education Centre in Preston recently. Installed by Diamond Flooring of Bolton, seven designs from the Expona Flow range were selected to create the bespoke floor in the corridor of the centre’s Little Sparkles Nursery. The grey Luna and Storm colours were chosen for the base and border...Read More
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Dimplex - Showcasing Renewable Heat
Heat pump manufacturer Dimplex and renewable energy installer Ecoliving joined forces to host a Renewable Heat Showcase at Dumfries House in Scotland, demonstrating the opportunities for renewable heat in commercial properties. Architects, consultants, engineers, contractors, local authority representatives, estate agents and education bodies were amongst those who visited the historic estate, where Dimplex and Ecoliving...Read More
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Airedale International - Visit Airedale on Stand C38 at The Energy Event
2015 will see Airedale return for the third successive year to The Energy Event. The Energy Event is the UK's only event dedicated solely to energy procurement, management and efficiency. Exhibitors provide solutions and knowledge for business energy users. 6,000 energy professionals will be in attendance to learn about the latest strategies and technologies that can reduce costs, comply with legislation and ensure secure supplies...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Building the World of Tomorrow Hosted at Cambridge...
100 pioneers and leaders from the construction industry came to the University of Cambridge organised Building the World of Tomorrow event on 21 July 2015. The afternoon comprised of a number of presentations designed to inspire and challenge the delegates. Prof Paul Linden FRS commenced proceedings by explaining how architectural form is so important in governing natural ventilation flows. He showed a video of a simple but...Read More
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Purus Ltd at Leisure Industry Week 2015 – Exhibition Stand B92 Confirmed
Purus Ltd, the Swedish wetroom and level-access drainage channel and floor gully manufacturer, are delighted to announce that they have now secured Stand B92 for the Leisure Industry Week Exhibition at the Birmingham NEC. The Exhibition will be taking place from the 22-23rd September 2015 and will play host to a wide range of companies involved in the Leisure and Sports Facilities industries. Purus will be exhibiting at LIW over the...Read More
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LG Electronics - Andrew Robinson Appointed Sales Agent for Ireland
Andrew will be responsible for promoting the products of the Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions division of the electronics giant to specifiers and contractors in the Province. This will see him having particular focus on the LG Multi V VRF products. Jody Lees is LG’s Head of Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions: “Our operation is going from strength to strength. There is a significant level of development taking place across the province and it’s...Read More
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Artemide Lights for the Akari-Lisa Ishii & Motoko Ishii’s Exhibition “Light Trend 2015...
Professional trade show Maison & Objet, known as THE trend setting fair in the field of interior design and decorations, each time this fair receives more than 85000 visitors, 3200 exhibitors, 3500 journalists from the world over. More than 1500 articles on media prove its immeasurable influence. M & O Asia in Singapore and M & O Americas in Miami Beach opened up also in 2014 and 2015, which shows the potential development of the fair...Read More
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PD Devices - Help!...Do I Need Surge Protection?
Don't worry, at PD Devices we are here to help you with your needs for Surge Protection. We know that identifying the requirements for Lightning / Surge Protection can sometimes be very confusing. So to make it nice and easy, we have designed a little helpful 7 Step Surge Protection Risk Analysis visual to walk you through it step by step (See Visual) hopefully this allows a simplified method of risk analysis starting with a simple question which then...Read More
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Munters - It's Competition Time! Complete Munters Survey for a Chance to Win £100...
Munters is a global leader and premium partner in energy efficient air treatment solutions. Using innovative technologies, we create the perfect indoor climate conditions for a wide range of industries including food, pharmaceutical, data centres, utilities, preservation and more. Dry air provided by Munters desiccant dehumidification systems prevents condensation, corrosion and mould, as well as optimising conditions for people, plants, goods, and...Read More
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