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Aquilar - Leak Detection Considerations for Museums, Galleries & Historic Houses
When protecting valuable and irreplaceable items in museums, galleries and historic houses, our priorities tend toward the obvious risks of fire and theft. There is however, another risk that left unattended can be just as destructive. Water. Older buildings are prone to significant wear and tear and, if left unattended can expose it to natural elements as well as ageing plumbing, excessive condensation and damp. Aquilar is...Read More
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Gilberts Helps Rolls Royce Vent at Nuclear Facility
High performance at Rolls Royce’s Raynesway site is being maintained, in part through advanced ventilation. Gilberts of Blackpool, the UK’s leading air movement specialist, has completed a major order for the supply of ventilation louvres and dampers, some up to 18m long, for one of the site’s manufacturing buildings. Gilberts undertook the project for Balfour Beatty Engineering Services and Virtus Consult. The work is part of a...Read More
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Munters to Show Latest Data Centre Cooling Solutions
At next month’s DataCentres North, Munters will be showing their latest cooling solutions for data centres of all shapes and sizes. DataCentres North is the first dedicated conference and exhibition of this kind for the North of England. Munters is the global provider of evaporative air cooling, temperature and humidity control solutions with products for industry and commercial buildings. For data centres, Munters direct and indirect evaporative...Read More
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Polyflor Flooring Features in Affordable New Homes at Pontypridd Housing...
A range of Polyflor’s high design and high performance vinyl flooring was recently installed at Rhondda Housing Association’s brand new Llys Graig Y Wion social housing development in Pontypridd, Wales. Formerly a primary school, the stone built Victorian property has been converted by Rhondda Housing Association into much needed affordable yet high quality accommodation for the area. Polyflor’s Acoustix Forest fx...Read More
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The Generator Company - TGC7493 - Installation of 1 x 1500kVA Generator Set
The Customer - Is the largest department store retailer in the UK at this time, a well established organisation who opened their first shop in London over 140 years ago, their long term commitment to increasing the number of stores in the UK has seen a number of new stores open in recent years. Project Brief - The customer required The Generator Company to design, manufacture, deliver, install and commission a new Standby generator set plus...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi Creates a Scene in Oxford
Refurbishment of Oxford’s largest and most successful restaurant, Quod Brasserie has included the use of Carlo Gavazzi’s smart building system which not only provides the brasserie with the ability to pre-define set scenes which can be changed throughout the day but it does so in an energy efficient manner through the integration of lux sensors and dimmers. A vibrant and bustling space, Quod Brasserie forms the hub of the Old Bank Hotel...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - The Phyllite Effect
The use of SSQ Riverstone paving tiles in this garden makeover transformed what was once a rather tired and gloomy garden in West London, taking it from English suburbia to French riviera (and with the added benefit of no more lawn mowing!). Riverstone architectural stone is a phyllite, a natural rock closely related to slate. Phyllite shares slate’s essential characteristics but surpasses its qualities being generally stronger and more resilient...Read More
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Airedale International - New Airedale facility will Reduce Lead Times for Saudi...
British manufacturer of cooling systems, Airedale International, continues to forge ahead with its export growth programme. We are pleased to announce the opening of a new storage and testing facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by our local Business Partner, Saudi Temco. Their new plant will allow extensive stocks of Airedale EasiCool (6-64kW) and SmartCool (11-233kW) precision air conditioning (PAC) systems in a wide...Read More
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Interpower - North Sea Decommissioning Generators
In recent months, decommissioning of offshore equipment & platforms has come under the media spotlight, featuring as one of the discussion points in the decision on Scottish independence in 2014. Interpower, working closely with a large global supplier of products & services to the oil industry, have recently supplied 5 offshore containerized generators for use in the decommissioning of one of the older North Sea Oil platforms, the...Read More
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TheisCraft Lighting Controls - New Appointment - Sales Manager
TheisCraft Lighting Controls are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Willmott as UK Sales Manager. A qualified electrical engineer, Mark has a wealth of experience in both specification and lighting controls having worked previously for Dynalite and Schneider Electric. TheisCraft continues to establish strong links with M&E consultants, lighting designers and electrical contractors in and around London and the home counties...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Heat Pumps now Offer EPC Cashback
Mitsubishi Electric has teamed up with Green Deal advice service ‘Easy EPC’ to offer homeowners a full cashback on the cost of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a Green Deal Assessment (GDA). The six-month promotion was launched on 9th April to coincide with the first anniversary of the Governments Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the world’s first, long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. All Ecodan...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Learn from the Industry's Best with the Network VEKA...
Network VEKA has teamed up with The Vocational College to establish the Network VEKA Academy, offering courses that provide both practical work experience and recognised qualifications for workers in the fenestration industry. Designed to address a skills shortage in the wider construction and building industry, the Academy offers Network VEKA members the opportunity to ensure their installers are suitably qualified, with...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Throws Open its Doors to Hastings Husting
Parliamentary candidates contesting the Hastings and Rye Constituency in East Sussex have been beating a path to leading local employer Marshall-Tufflex for question and answer sessions with staff ahead of the General Election. MP Amber Rudd (Conservative), Andrew Michael (UKIP) and Sarah Owen (Labour) visited the Hastings manufacturer for a tour of its cable management production facilities before meeting with the company’s...Read More
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Formica Group will Reveal its New Collection at Interzum 2015
Formica Group, a global manufacturer of innovative decorative surfacing solutions, launches its new Collection at Interzum in Cologne, Germany from 5th to 8th May. The 172m² stand – Hall 06.01 Stand A011 – shared with Formica Group’s sister company, Homapal GmbH, will showcase a selection of 117 new décors offered in the Formica® Collection, as well as bespoke furniture created by internationally renowned designers...Read More
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