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Aggreko Supports a Powerful London 2012
Aggreko, the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, played a crucial role in supporting the event’s spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies by supplying primary power to the Olympic Stadium. Aggreko’s engineers designed and delivered an innovative solution capable of providing 12 MW of power for both the ceremonies and international broadcast functions, which...Read More
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Swish Building Products Maintains Top Points Under the Code for Sustainable Homes
Swish Building Products has retained the green standard BES6001 across its roofline range, with a ‘very good’ rating, delivering instant point wins to house builders under the Code for Sustainable Homes. In retaining its ‘very good’ rating across its PVC fascia, soffit, cladding and window board ranges, Swish is able to offer developers access to a product offer that gives them maximum points under the Code (tier level 1). This to date is...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Ay Caramba! Aquapanel Speeds Cantina Construction
Speed of construction and aesthetic appearance made Aquapanel Exterior, from Knauf Drywall, the top choice when creating a South American style Cantina for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The Wildlife Park in South Yorkshire is one of the top wildlife attractions in the North of England, attracting nearly 400,000 visitors a year to see rare species such as Siberian tigers, Amur Leopards and African hunting dogs. The park wanted...Read More
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Catnic - Coln Park Designed Around Catnic Lintels
A striking new housing development, built by Cheltenham based Newland Homes, has made full use of the physical strength and positive characteristics of Catnic steel lintels, in a design solution that presents highly articulate elevations of reconstructed stone masonry. The Coln Park scheme in Andoversford comprises two and three bedroom terraced and semi-detached properties with stepped rooflines adding extra architectural...Read More
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TORMAX Installs Curved Rondor Automatic Entrance at University of Nottingham
A sophisticated TORMAX Rondor circular-sliding automatic door forms the main entrance to the new £5.4m Humanities building at the University of Nottingham, delivering an opening space of up to 40% more than would be created using linear sliding doors. Combining the elegant curvature of a traditional revolving door with a modern mode of operation, the Rondor consists of two sets of curved glass doors that move independently...Read More
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Daikin Refrigeration Units Chosen for Convenience Store in Whitehaven
A project to rebuild and expand a Spar store and petrol filling station at Whitehaven, Cumbria, on behalf of Hills of Corby Hill Ltd, incorporated refrigeration units supplied by Daikin UK. The project had to meet exacting standards as the shop and petrol filling station are situated in a built-up residential area of Whitehaven. It was vital that any equipment installed at the site did not disturb neighbours while delivering maximum levels...Read More
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JS Air Curtains Stand Proud at Novotel
In response to an unusual air curtain requirement from Accor UK & Ireland, JS Air Curtains has custom-designed an independently supported Rotowind air curtain to stand above the glass revolving entrance door at the Novotel London Paddington Hotel near Paddington Station. Accor, who own and operate Novotel, just one of its market leading hotel brands, needed to install air curtains to balance the heating...Read More
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Thomas & Betts Attend the 4th Saudi Arabia International Oil & Gas Exhibition 2012
Thomas & Betts will be exhibiting their portfolio of market leading brands at the forthcoming Saoge Exhibition at the Dhahran International Exhibition Centre, Dammam, Saudi Arabia from 24 - 26 September 2012. At Thomas & Betts, our focus is on improving your business performance by providing practical, reliable electrical products & services that solve everyday problems in the area’s of Wire & Cable Management...Read More
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Cablofil - Help Munitions Factory Hit Completion Target
Cablofil steel wire tray has been used as the cable management system for a new 350,000 ft² BAE Systems munitions plant on the site of the former Dunlop factory in Washington, Tyne & Wear. Comprising a production facility, a two-storey office and welfare block, security gatehouses, stores and an effluent processing house, the munitions factory will manufacture artillery shells, mortar bodies and other munitions cases...Read More
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Lowara UK - Pump Industry Steps up Appeal to Government Over Green Deal
The UK pump industry is stepping up its attempts to have circulator pumps included in the Government’s flagship Green Deal programme. Representatives from the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) circulator group have been meeting to discuss tactics to secure the approval by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for the inclusion of circulator pumps within the Green Deal which aims to upgrade the UK’s ageing...Read More
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Baxi-SenerTec UK - CHP Helps Fire Fighters Cut Carbon
Mini CHP units are playing a key role in the innovative strategy of the London Fire Brigade to dramatically cut its carbon emissions. London Fire Brigade (LFB) – the world’s third largest fire fighting organisation – is upgrading its stations with a combination of low carbon technologies. 18 London fire stations have already installed Dachs mini-CHP SE kits – consisting of a CHP unit, a condenser and a buffer vessel – to work...Read More
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Spirax Sarco White Paper Analyses Cost Benefits of Condensate Recovery in Steam...
A new White Paper from Spirax Sarco shows how steam users can save tens of thousands of pounds by improving their condensate recovery systems. Condensate, the hot, treated water produced as steam releases its heat energy, is a valuable resource that contains up to 20% of the useful energy in the original steam. Recovering this energy can reduce fuel bills, cut water and effluent charges and lower spending on water treatment...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Boosts Energy Management Sales Force
Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management has appointed two new sales professionals to further develop market penetration of its energy management products from sub-metering through to voltage optimisation and management control systems all linked through one dashboard control centre. Kristie Donachie is the company’s new Business Development Manager covering the Eastern Counties, parts of the West Midlands...Read More
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Glidden Trade Paint is Firm Favourite for Popular Retail Food Chain
A range of Glidden Trade paints has been used in the development of a new Lincolnshire Co-operative food store in Boston. Glidden Trade Vinyl Silk, Acrylic Gloss and Contract Matt were selected to help achieve a clean and welcoming environment for the customers, and essentially, deliver a cost-effective solution for Lincolnshire Co-operative. Construction started on the 4,000 square foot Skirbeck Road store in February...Read More
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