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Pentair - Raychem Offers a Life of Luxury
A luxury holiday lodge park described as the destination of choice for the discerning holiday home owner has installed Raychem FrostGuard to ensure its guests continue to enjoy the luxury they deserve. Located in grounds adjacent to Scampston Park, one of the finest regency country house stately homes in North Yorkshire, the Scampston Park Lodges development is destined to be the North of England’s finest...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Rhepanol PIB Single Benefits from Full Life Cycle...
Rhepanol PIB single ply (made from polyisobutylene) is the most eco-friendly membrane in the world and comes with a full Life Cycle Assessment. There are three types. • Rhepanol fk is perfect for both new build and refurbishment and can be installed directly over bitumen. • Rhepanol hg is suitable for intensive, extensive and landscaped green roofs, is hot-air-welded and has full FLL certification as a root and rhizome barrier...Read More
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Banyard Consultants - Going Green with Siemens
Banyards has been appointed Commissioning and Water Treatment Specialists at the Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens, located in the heart of London's Docklands. Comprising two crystal shapes this new building has been designed to become a world-class knowledge centre for thought leadership on urban sustainability. The centre will provide a place for community enjoyment as well as providing office space for...Read More
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OWA - Can Suspended Ceilings be used Outside? Ask OWA
Suspended ceiling projects sometimes require deep technical competence and expertise, which only leading ceilings manufacturers can provide. Then for the project to be successful they need the same high standards of delivery and installation. And of course the design should complement the architects’ visions for the look of the scheme. At the Crownhill Crematorium project in Milton Keynes the local authority architects wanted...Read More
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Hanson UK - International Society Role for Hanson Technical Head
Paul Rogatzki, head of design and technical services at Hanson UK, is the new president of the International Masonry Society (IMS). The IMS has members throughout the world and provides a focus for all involved in the manufacture of masonry materials and the design and construction of masonry structures. “Masonry was established as an important building material hundreds of years ago and still has a vital role to play in modern...Read More
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Cablofil is the Cream of the Crop at Westbury Dairies
Cablofil UK has supplied more than 1.5km of steel wire tray for a state-of-the-art butter production and packing plant at Westbury Dairies. Cablofil will contain all the new production facility’s power and data cabling, in addition to the compressed air hoses. The Wiltshire-based dairy has been producing bulk butter for Arla Foods since August 2011 using the plant’s existing butter-making facilities. The new dedicated butter factory at the...Read More
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JS Air Curtains Provides Vital Ingredient at Town Hall Hotel
JS Air Curtains has supplied and installed a stylish, electrically heated Zen air curtain at the luxury, boutique Town Hall Hotel in Bethnall Green, London. It provides a vital ingredient in the dining experience of its restaurant’s clientele by keeping draughts out when the door is open and maintaining a comfortable internal atmosphere Originally built in 1910, the award winning Town Hall Hotel combines Edwardian architectural splendor with...Read More
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Panasonic - BASF House Brings Home Microgen Award
British Gas has been announced as the winner of the Innovation of the Year Award at the Micropower Council Awards 2012, for a project involving Panasonic’s Aquarea air source heat pump. Winners were announced at a black-tie gala dinner featuring the industry’s “best of the best” on 10 October 2012. The awards highlight the achievements of the microgeneration industry from the past year. One such achievement was the teaming...Read More
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Bilco UK - Latest HSE Figures Show Robust Fixed Ladders should be Specified more...
Falling from height is still one of the chief causes of accidents at work and demonstrates the importance of specifying robust and safer fixed ladders, says Bilco UK Ltd. Although the accident figures for falls recently released by the HSE for 2010/2011 are down some 8% from last year, there is still room for improvement, the company insists, especially as roofers and construction workers are among the worst affected. “Falls from ladders...Read More
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Viessmann Supports National Energy Efficiency Campaign: Hole in the Roof
Leading heating manufacturer, Viessmann, is supporting the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council’s Hole in the Roof campaign. Launching today, November 12 2012, its purpose is to raise the awareness of energy efficiency by getting people to take action and make a change in their homes that could result in financial savings. Hole in the Roof would like consumers to change their behaviour and stop wasting energy that is metaphorically...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Voltis Home Boosts Energy Savings at BRE’s Sigma Home
The UK’s first property designed to meet Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes boasts a wealth of ground-breaking energy saving innovations – including a Voltis Home domestic voltage optimiser from Marshall-Tufflex. The Sigma Home forms part of the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford and has been developed specifically to showcase how modern methods of construction can deliver commercially viable, affordable and virtually...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - SatLink
SatLink is a global provider of transmission services with an emphasis on Global Content Distribution for Television, Radio and Data Channels over Satellite, Fiber and IP all over the world. As a leading provider of transmission solutions for Video, Audio and Data, SatLink provides an array of advanced solutions to broadcasters, Pay TV operators, Governments, satellite operators, ISP providers, large communication enterprises...Read More
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Formica Group - Awarded Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Certificates...
Formica Group is delighted to announce that its three Asian manufacturing sites in Taiwan, China and Thailand have achieved the internationally-recognised Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain of Custody (COC) certification from leading certification body, SGS. With this latest certification, customers from across the globe can now be assured that the materials used in the production of FSC labelled Formica® High...Read More
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Bells Install Multiple Generator Power System
Bells have recently completed the installation and commissioning of a 4.5MVA generator system at a major hospital site in Kent. The project involved the replacement of 2 existing generators, circa 30 years old, with 3 No. FG Wilson 1500kVA generator sets complete with synchronizing controls which enables the system to synchronise with several mains supplies upon site for no-break return and on load testing functions...Read More
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