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Mitsubishi Electric - Brick Tower Conversion Shows Benefits Of Renewable Technology
When architect Andy Critchlow bought a derelict Victorian water tower in an auction for £100,000 without looking inside, he couldn’t have foreseen the challenges he would face along the way. He did however have the vision to see the possibilities for a stylish, 5-bedroomed, four-storey family home for him and girlfriend Ana Ferguson, with a top-floor sun room which would offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The conversion...Read More
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Passivent - Passively Helping Achieve Zero Carbon And Efficient Build Process
Passivent has played a role in the largest retail project to be built in the UK using steel-framed modular construction. The new 20,000ft2 Tesco store at Southam in Warwickshire is the first to use a new modular store design, which accelerated build time by eight trading weeks and is part of the grocery chain’s aim to become a zero- carbon business by 2050. Key elements in reducing the carbon consumption are the use of natural light...Read More
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S & P Coil Products - Need a quick delivery on Fan Convectors, Coils or Radiant Panels...
S & P Coil Products (SPC) Ltd are able to help customers meet tight project deadlines by offering a 2 week delivery on fan convectors, heating/cooling coils and radiant panels thanks to an efficient in-house manufacturing process. Kelvin Davinson, Group Operations Director for SPC said, “It can be extremely difficult to meet tight deadlines or react to an emergency situation when delivery is required quickly if a manufacturer is not geared up...Read More
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DORMA Rides High In The Premiership With Dorvision
As part of a programme of reducing maintenance costs whilst improving security across its stadium and ancillary club buildings, Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers has launched a new “open and closed doors” policy. As part of the policy, the football club has installed DORVISION, an innovative GPRS based door controls system developed by DORMA, global leader in the development of door technology products and...Read More
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Baxi Partners With Glasgow Housing Association
As part of its new initiative to deliver the first energy efficient, highly insulated prototype homes, Glasgow Housing Association has contracted Baxi to supply and install solar and heating system products for four new prototype houses in Glasgow, Scotland. Baxi, City Building (Glasgow) LLP, Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and PRP Architects have joined forces to build four prototype houses at its Construction Skills Academy...Read More
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Dimplex Solar PV Provides Free Power In Swanage
An installation of Dimplex solar PV panels is exceeding its energy expectations, providing free household electricity and earning the householder over £800 in just three months, with an anticipated system payback of 8-9 years. The property on the south coast has been fitted with 16 Dimplex solar photovoltaic panels on its roof and within fewer than four months of installation had generated over 1800 units of electricity. The income...Read More
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Steadmans Products Are Top Of League For Leading Ulster Stadium Project
Building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials including roof and wall cladding for a key redevelopment project at Glenavon Football Club’s stadium in Lurgan, Co Armagh. The company supplied 186 linear metres of ocean blue 0.7 plastisol-coated AS34 single-skin cladding for the roof of the redeveloped Crescent End stand of the IFA Carling Premiership club’s Mourneview Park ground. It also provided matching...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Salto Electronic Mailbox Solutions
The SALTO XS4 locker lock is designed to bring all the advantages of electronic access control to a lockable mailbox and is designed to provide a high level of security protection and control access to a wide range of mailboxes, lockers, cupboards, display cabinets, security boxes and more. The lock offers the latest in state-of-the-art access control technology. Mailboxes can be incorporated into existing Salto locking systems. The SALTO XS4...Read More
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Pilkington Planar™ Provides Hawk-Eye View
Pilkington Planar™ has been specified in a major redevelopment of Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The project included the replacement of the Pavilion Stand, central offices, as well as the conference, banqueting and media facilities. A highlight of the project is the Pilkington Planar™ encased Media Centre, offering uninterrupted views of the whole stadium, with magnificent panoramic vistas of the Birmingham skyline...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - Safe-Change HEPA Filter Units for the Nuclear Sector
EMCEL Filters Ltd was recently contracted to design and manufacture 8 off Safe-Change HEPA Filter Units with Standing Frames for a Scandinavian nuclear application. These large units were manufactured in-house to nuclear specifications and were supplied with all necessary HEPA filter elements, isolation dampers, seals, safe-change bags and a full set of spares. The contract was completed on time and delivered...Read More
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Laidlaw Solutions - Pioneering Doorsets Solutions With Southern Justice Centre
Laidlaw Solutions has supplied Orbis Timber doorsets, predominantly with crown-cut American White Oak veneer, Oak lippings and softwood frames to the £26.3 million Southern Justice Centre in Leamington Spa. The five-storey, 6,500 sq m facility, designed by HLM Architects for the Warwickshire Police Authority, is set to be the model for all new build justice centres in the UK. In addition to housing Police, Crown Prosecution...Read More
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Tarkett - Breathe Easy With Tarkett Homogeneous Vinyl Flooring
Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, has achieved an unequalled improvement in indoor air quality. All Tarkett homogeneous vinyl floorings now have VOC emissions below quantifiable levels (TVOC <10 μg/m3). This makes Tarkett an industry reference for VOC emissions reduction. In the UK, the average person will spend up to 90% of their time indoors, whether at home, in the office/workplace...Read More
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Dulux Trade Woodcare Campaign Extended To Give Local Retailers An Ultimate Makeover
Independent traders have been given extra time to submit their entries to the ‘Dulux Trade Ultimate Makeover’ competition to win a top makeover for their store using Dulux Trade Weathershield Ultimate woodcare and a selection of Dulux Trade paint products. As retail closures continue at a worrying rate, Dulux Trade Woodcare, one of the UK’s leading woodcare brands, has launched a campaign to give independent shops a much-needed...Read More
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