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Levolux Revels at the Tower
Inspired by medieval times, the Perkin Reveller, a new indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar adjoining the Tower of London opened this autumn, creating a haven for London’s visitors, come rain or shine, thanks to a Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Designed by Tony Fretton Architects, the restaurant and bar occupies four distinct linked buildings, arranged in a row between the Tower of London’s moat and the River Thames...Read More
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Bilco Offers Reliable Service, Quality & Durable Products
Formed 23 years ago, Bilco UK has forged a formidable reputation amongst architects, engineers and specifiers. Renowned for quality and durability throughout its range of roof hatches, smoke vents, floor doors and safety products, Bilco is committed to the long term benefits it can provide its customers. • Roof access hatches. All Bilco aluminum hatches come with a 10 year guarantee, indicative of the company’s commitment to...Read More
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Tarkett Helps Realise Artistic Vision for University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer...
The new purpose-built University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in London has been designed to address the treatment needs of cancer patients in the 21st Century. Offering outpatient and day care services, each floor of the five-storey building is tailored to the investigation and treatment of specific cancers. Tarkett were chosen to supply the new floorcoverings, which include some unique and rather special elements...Read More
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Knauf Drywall Continues to Lead the Way in Machine-Applied Finishing Plaster
Knauf Drywall has led the technical development of the plaster market over recent years, introducing the UK’s first spray plaster products and systems – and where it has led; the competition has followed with their own versions of spray-applied gypsum plasters. And with the last 12 months seeing Knauf spray finishing plasters outselling their traditional hand-applied products for the first time; the company has taken the decision to...Read More
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Cembrit Slates used for Kings Somborne Development
A new housing association in Kings Somborne, Hampshire, has been given the A+ treatment with Cembrit’s Westerland slates. The blue/black slates were used on a new housing development, Lancaster Green, which features a mixture of 21 dwellings from one bed to four bed properties. The beautiful development has stunning panoramic views across the countryside and provides much needed affordable housing for the...Read More
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Catnic Wins HA Contract with GEDA
Catnic, the leading steel lintel manufacturer, has recently provided lintels for a £3 million new build project. The Brookfield Mills apartments, a five-storey block containing 40 two bedroom self-contained units within Belfast City Centre, used over 200 lintels as part of the project. With valuable expertise and technical support on offer, KME Steelworks, the sole agents for Catnic lintels in Ireland, won the contract for Catnic...Read More
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Danfoss - Denmark’s First House with an Energy Surplus
A pleasant indoor climate and no energy costs. This is a fact of life in the Zero+ house – the first home in Denmark that produces more power than is actually consumed. A family house that supplies its own heating and electricity – and even generates excess electricity. It may seem odd, but these are the facts when we’re talking about the Zero+ house in central Sønderborg, southern Denmark. “At first it was a strange feeling to live in...Read More
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TORMAX UK Sporting Success for Tormax – Automatic Sliding Entrance Installed at...
Benefiting from a recent refurbishment, the new automatic sliding entrance to the Sports Centre at Rugby School delivers DDA-compliant access for all pupils, staff and members of the public. The double set of two-leaf sliding doors were designed and installed by Norman and Underwood and are powered by reliable TORMAX Win Drive 2201 door operators. “We chose these doors after carefully researching the market...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Laundry Saves Around £30,000 thanks to Spirax Sarco Flash Steam...
A FREME (Flash Recovery Energy Management Equipment) system from Spirax Sarco is saving tens of thousands of pounds in energy for commercial laundry company, Bates of London. According to Spirax Sarco’s earlier calculations, installing the new system would save over £30,000. This was verified by a consultant from the Carbon Trust, which secured the necessary funding for the project. “Due to other projects that were...Read More
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JS Air Curtains ‘At Home’ in John Lewis
Leading retailer John Lewis has selected JS Air Curtains as its air curtain supplier for four new build ‘at home’ shops. The four recently opened shops all have Zen air curtains from JS helping to maintain a consistent and comfortable temperature for customers and staff. The air curtains also minimise the energy consumption of the stores’ heating and cooling systems by preventing cold air entering during the winter and warm air during...Read More
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Daikin Urges Social Housing Providers to Attend DECC Heat Pump Roadshows
Daikin UK welcomes the news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is holding a series of free-to-attend heat pump training roadshows, specifically aimed at helping social housing providers get to grips with the new standards for renewable heat pump installations. These one-day events are specifically designed for asset management, sustainability, housing and energy staff within social housing providers. Training...Read More
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Floor Safe ‘PU Anti-slip’ Coating
Floor Safe launches their new polyurethane anti slip coating. Slippage on wet floors can take a fraction of a second, while the consequences could last a life time. Floor Safe have developed a clear durable polyurethane coating that can be applied to Wood, Concrete and Vinyl. This product is so versatile and what's more it meets all the slip resistance guidelines for wet and dry set out by the HSE. The product creates slip resistance...Read More
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Dulux Trade Light & Space Helps to Create a Grand Design
Shades from the Dulux Trade Light & Space colour range have been used in the decoration of a new build mews property in London, which recently featured on the Channel 4 TV series, Grand Designs. Dulux Trade Light & Space Diamond Eggshell and Dulux Trade Light & Space Diamond Matt were selected for the high specification project to achieve a durable and attractive result. Achieving a lifelong ambition, owner of Hogarth...Read More
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PMA UK - Did you know?
PMA products are renowned within the industry for their superior quality, lengthy lifespans and robustness within various applications. Over the years, PMA conduits have shown that they are capable of withstanding diverse and extreme conditions. But did you know that PMA polyamide products have resistance to certain chemicals? For applications that require chemical resistance, PMA once again demonstrates the endurance...Read More
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