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Marshall-Tufflex Scoops Made by Britain Accolade
Marshall-Tufflex’s market-leading Voltis Home power saving system has won the East Sussex manufacturer inclusion in the influential ‘Made by Britain’ project showcasing all that’s best about British manufacturing. The newly launched system, which can reduce domestic electricity bills by up to 17% and help substantially prolong the life of domestic appliances, has proved hugely successful, outstripping annual sales targets...Read More
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Steadmans Panels Supplied for Yorkshire Vineyard
Building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a vineyard in the town made famous by TV series Last of the Summer Wine. Holmfirth Vineyard, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, now has a new winery, courtesy of Premier Steel Buildings, located in Fife, Scotland, a Capital Steel Buildings distributor, and installer Ian Wilkinson, of Weathervane Roofing & Building, of Dronfield, Derbyshire. The winery...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Turning the Heat Down
As lower grade heat sources for space heating become the norm, and fabric insulation levels improve, it’s important to take a fresh look at the choice of heat emitters in classrooms. David Shuttleworth of Dunham-Bush explains how to get the best response from the system. There have been some significant changes in the ways that heat for space heating is generated in schools over the last few years, but in some cases the approach...Read More
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Crown Trade Personalises Colour Choice at Hotel Indigo Liverpool
Vivid shades from Crown Trade’s extensive colour palette have brought walls to life at IHG Group’s new, award-winning Hotel Indigo Liverpool – combining stunning shades with a durable finish geared up to meet the demands of the busy venue. The luxury boutique hotel, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, has used colour to take the concept of a feature wall a step further with each of the six floors and 151 bedrooms making bold use...Read More
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DORMA Provides Sliding Door Operators to Sculptural Slough Bus Station
To provide safe and efficient access to buses at the sculptural new Slough Bus Station, DORMA, the global market leader of door controls, automatics, glass and movable walls, has provided its ES 200 automatic sliding door operators. Designed by Bblur Architecture, the Bus Station is the first part of a massive £400 million mixed used regeneration masterplan. Once completed, the ‘Heart of Slough’ project will include new offices...Read More
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Levolux Scrubs Up at the RVC
The Royal Veterinary College’s new £5.4 million Teaching and Research Centre (TaRC), situated at the heart of its Hawkshead Campus, benefits from natural ventilation and a stylish Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Architecture PLB was appointed to design the Teaching and Research Centre (TaRC), incorporating a new gateway into the campus. The multi-level development comprising offices, laboratories and social learning...Read More
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Danfoss - Visit Danfoss at the Drives & Controls Exhibition 2012
Visit Danfoss Drives on Stand D1416 at the Drives & Controls exhibition, taking place 17 – 19 April 2012 at the NEC in Birmingham (Hall 3). Our technical experts will be on hand to demonstrate how installation of the VLT® series of drives can ensure optimum efficiency in your system design; providing significant energy saving performance with immediate results. On display will be our new OneGearDrive, specifically...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Building Energy Management....Strategic Planning for Banks
The fast-track guide to minimising a bank’s impact on climate change from its property estate This guidance document outlines the technical considerations for the strategic development of an effective Building Management System infrastructure in the Banking Sector. There is a pressing need in the banking sector to reduce operating costs. Other current business drivers across the sector include sustainability, carbon reduction, security of...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Building Professionals Urged to Join the Online Debate
Mitsubishi Electric is urging everyone involved in designing, creating and maintaining our built environment to join an online debate on how the nation can lower energy use in buildings. The company has set up both Twitter and LinkedIn® accounts for its Green Gateway campaign in order to promote sustainable thinking within the built environment. “This is a straightforward way to generate a lively on-going debate that involves as many people as...Read More
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Atlantic Boilers - Low emissions at 111 year-old Golf Clubhouse
Atlantic Boilers of Lancashire have supplied three new VF 100kW condensing gas boilers at Formby Golf Course, Merseyside. The Clubhouse was built in 1901 and offers quality accommodation to visiting golfers and members. The Club will stage the "Brabazon Amateur Trophy” in June 2013 and the Clubhouse is receiving an upgrade in preparation for the event. The boilers are stainless steel throughout, and contain low...Read More
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Global Flood Defence Systems Appoints new Distribution Partner in Thailand
Global Flood Defence Systems, a leading supplier of innovative passive flood defence solutions, has further expanded its global reach by appointing Bangkok-based Raydant International as its exclusive distribution partner for Thailand, its first in Asia. Founded in 1978, Raydant International has long been a recognised and respected provider of aircraft maintenance equipment for military and commercial aviation companies throughout...Read More
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Sandtoft Appoints New Sales Manager for the South East
Sandtoft Roof Tiles has boosted its national sales team with the appointment of Amy Maslen. Amy, 39 from Crawley, West Sussex, joins Sandtoft as area sales manager for the Southern region incorporating West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. With over 14 years’ experience in the roofing industry Amy joins Sandtoft from Redland where she was also an area manager. Before that, Amy also held positions with Marley...Read More
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The Banyard Group - Three Of A Kind
ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. Banyard Maintenance awarded OHSAS 18001: 2007. Banyards moves forward on its journey of continuous improvement, this accreditation is additional to the already awarded certifications, ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001: 2004. The OHSAS 18001 accreditation has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards, in order...Read More
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Laidlaw Interiors Group Appoints Chairman
The recently formed Laidlaw Interiors Group (LIG) has appointed Tim Bowdler as its Chairman. Tim joins LIG following an extensive career in both Executive and Non-Executive roles in the printing and newspaper industry, most notably overseeing a substantial expansion of Johnston Press. Although retired since 2008, Tim has taken on a number of Non-Executive roles and his role at LIG will involve the development of the overall...Read More
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