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JS Air Curtains - The Art of Air Curtains at Roca Gallery
The Roca London Gallery has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to complement the hallmarks of global bathroom brand Roca’s identity - design, innovation, sustainability and wellbeing. M&E engineer Max Fordham was tasked with specifying the air curtains to fit seamlessly into the reception space and chose three 1.5m electric Windbox air curtains from JS Air Curtains. The design of the Roca London Gallery is highly...Read More
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Knauf - Brio Keeps Students Quiet in Green Village
The outstanding acoustic performance of Knauf Brio, the dry floor screed from Knauf Drywall, led to it being chosen for The Green, a development that will house 1,000 students at Bradford University. Not only is it important that the students should be able to study and enjoy their privacy, but the student village is also designed upon sustainable principles and is one of only 15 buildings in the world with a BREEAM classification of...Read More
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Trend Controls Claims Developers are Failing to Make Buildings Fit for Purpose
Despite the on-going drive towards greater energy efficiency within buildings, Trend Controls believes that some property developers are failing to recognise the long-term value of installing a fully featured building energy management system (BEMS) at the initial construction stage. The company argues that this lack of foresight is leading to a situation where a significant number of new builds are simply not fit for purpose...Read More
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Cembrit - Large Building Mushrooms with Cemsix
Cembrit’s Cemsix corrugated sheeting has provided a high quality roofing and façade material for a large-scale agricultural building in Hampshire. The impressive-sized building features a 5° low pitched roof and is the largest installation of Cemsix in the UK. Supplied in olive green, Cemsix cover 4000m2 of roof with another 2000m2 of façade and provides a durable and weatherproof material that blends seamlessly into the...Read More
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Tarkett - Supports Youth Development at Motherwell FC
Motherwell FC boasts a highly successful youth development programme and runs a number of soccer schools for boys and girls across Lanarkshire and beyond. Their goal is to develop children’s football skills in a fun and safe environment, so when it came to choosing a new sports floor for their Academy training facility, they turned to Tarkett to provide the solution. Tarkett indoor sports surfaces are specifically...Read More
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Kalzip - New Dark Falzinc from Kalzip
Introducing new Dark Falzinc - an extremely cost-effective and beautifully elegant slate grey finished addition to the Kalzip range of Foldable aluminium building materials. Ideal for use on virtually any fully supported roofing, cladding and soffit application, Dark Falzinc is a lightweight and malleable yet robust and sustainable material that’s particularly suitable for matching in environmentally sensitive rural locations and conservation...Read More
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TilePlans - New Chequer Plate Floor Tiles - A Cost-Effective Checker Plate Flooring...
Chequer plate vinyl floor tiles – Benefits. TilePlans Chequer Plate Floor Tiles have an extremely tough chequer plate surface finish. This tile finish is also known as Diamond Plate or Tread Plate and makes for very safe, slip-resistant and Anti-fatigue flooring. The durable Chequerplate pattern gives this matting an almost Anti- slip surface. The 12mm thick matting is extremely durable and makes an ideal easy to install floor covering...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Helps Courtaulds become the UK’s first Eco-Factory Supplier to Marks...
Spirax Sarco’s steam system expertise and long-term support have helped Courtaulds' West Mill hosiery plant in Belper, Derbyshire become Marks & Spencer's first UK supplier site to gain eco-factory status. The story doesn’t end there, as Spirax Sarco is currently helping Courtaulds on production improvements and upgrades that could deliver significant savings in steam consumption at the Belper site. Courtaulds gained eco...Read More
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Dreadnoughts Top Off Ground-Breaking Straw Bale House
Engineer Brian Waite is a man on a mission – a mission to convert people to the merits of houses made from straw. It’s not as daft as it sounds given he’s utilised his own patented construction method to build a two-storey home that is virtually zero energy with an almost negative carbon footprint. It’s also a major accomplishment given that the Strawbale House is located in Cockermouth, Cumbria, one of the wettest and windiest parts...Read More
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Space Air Offers your End-Users Peace of Mind on their Warranty Rights
Space Air supports a manufacturer’s warranty that stays with the end-user (equipment owner / operator). Unlike other companies, it is not conditional on the original installer being retained to maintain the equipment for the duration of the warranty. If the end-user has a valid warranty claim, as long as Space Air’s and the manufacturer’s warranty terms are met, Space Air will support the repair of the equipment, no fuss!...Read More
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Honeywell Control Systems - Manufacturers Combine to Talk about Energy Efficiency...
As part of its continued support for the 3Cs Cert scheme, leading energy efficiency and heating control specialist, Honeywell is co-hosting a free workshop on how landlords and social housing providers can increase the return on their energy and carbon efficiency initiatives. Other manufacturers presenting at the event will be Ideal Boilers; Grundfos Pumps, Fernox, Carillion, Sustain Ltd and Cirrus Purchasing. The workshop...Read More
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Hitachi Air Conditioning Goes From Strength to Strength
Hitachi is growing its air conditioning and heating products business in 2012 and has established a new company in Europe called Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS. The new company incorporates all activities for air conditioning products, including sales, manufacture and service operations across the European market. Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS is building on the successes of Hitachi’s high-quality and energy...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Triangle Swindon - Willmott Dixon Build Award...
The Safety Letterbox Company supplied Willmott Dixon £4 million housing project with its mailboxes in Kevin McClouds award winning TV series 'The Big Town Plan' based in north Swindon as an example of creating sustainable communities with well designed, enviromentally friendly housing. The specification required individual external mailboxes to be sited on the outside of the newly developed houses. Forty two mailboxes...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Logicool Wins Recognition as Product Distributor of the Year
Logicool Air Conditioning Distribution Ltd of Derbyshire has secured the prestigious Product Distributor of the Year Award at the ACR News Awards 2012, one of the air conditioning industry’s premier annual events. The company, which is a VAR (Value Added Reseller) for Mitsubishi Electric was formed in 2008 and built on advanced technical knowledge married to a customer-focused approach. Logicool has technical staff...Read More
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