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SIG Design & Technology - PermaTEC Hot Melt Waterproofing is Exclusive to SIG...
Exclusive to SIG Design & Technology, comes PermaTEC, a hot melt high performance system with excellent environmental credentials and longevity. It’s tough, flexible and self-sealing. The membrane creates a seamless, fully bonded waterproofing for flat roofs, inverted roofs and green roofs, as well as podium decks and other structural settings. It is only available to SIG Design & Technology’s contractors once they have been trained...Read More
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DORMA ED 200 Automatic Door Operators make the Grade at New Passivhaus Student...
The University College Dublin’s new €7 million student residence – part of the expanding Roebuck Village development – required the highest specification of low carbon materials to achieve Passivhaus standards and a 60% reduction in energy demand. With this in mind, ED 200 door closers from DORMA were specified to complete the highly efficient building envelope and helped the project win Best Sustainable Project at the...Read More
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Daikin VRV®III-Q R22 Replacement Technology Chosen for Palace of Westminster
The VRV®III-Q system from Daikin Airconditioning (UK) Limited (Daikin UK), was chosen as the perfect solution to the prestigious project as it can reduce the cost of upgrading R22 equipment by up to 50% when compared with total system replacement. The system is also able to reduce energy consumption by up to 40%. After undertaking a detailed site survey, All Seasons recommended the use of the Daikin VRV®III-Q...Read More
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JS Air Curtains - Concealed Air Curtains at Cannon Street
JS Air Curtains has supplied four custom air curtains for a concealed installation at 110 Cannon Street, where they have been discreetly embedded into the walls. The air curtains are hidden from view on both sides of the imposing main entrance and quietly ensure a comfortable temperature within the elegant reception lobby. When the architects conceived the design of the exciting and stylish refurbishment at 110 Cannon...Read More
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AET - The Heat is on with Solar Thermal Innovation
Glan Blake-Thomas, Managing Director at AET, the supplier of the Camel Solar™ range of panels and collectors into the UK market, explains how new, aesthetically attractive and energy efficient designs open up fresh installation opportunities for building services contractors. Sunshine is free. It does not have to be purchased, mined, refined, imported or transported. Which is why, with the cost of fossil fuels rising rapidly...Read More
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Schueco UK - Change of Management at the Top for Schueco UK Limited
Leading building envelope and solar products specialist Schueco UK Limited has announced that Mike Lane, currently Sales Director Metal Construction, will lead the company when Managing Director Marc von Briel leaves towards the second half of the year to set up a new Schueco subsidiary in Australia to service the Australasian region. Mike joined Schueco UK in July 2010 after 20 years in the architectural aluminium...Read More
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Formica Group - Orange is Right on Trend; Formica® Collection from Formica Group...
Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, has announced Tangerine Tango to be its Colour of the Year for 2012. The Formica® Collection is well placed to answer the trend with high pressure laminate in Clementine, Blaze Red and Levante. Bright accents in limey yellows, energetic reds and fresh greens - Spectrum Yellow or Vibrant Green also offer that zesty look...Read More
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Bilco is just the Ticket at King’s Cross Station
A specially commissioned, aluminium, double leaf floor access door, manufactured by Bilco UK, has been installed at King’s Cross Station as part of a major refurbishment programme. The bespoke floor access door, which measures more than 3 metres by 1 metre, has been installed at ground floor level at the top of a flight of stairs. It provides an emergency exit for staff working in the basement floor. Manufactured to the exact...Read More
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Eaton Electric - We have a Winner! Eaton’s Wiring Manual Competition Uncovers 40...
Eaton’s Electrical Sector is delighted to announce the winner of its competition to find the oldest copy of its pocket wiring manual. With over 500 responses and 17 photographic entries, it was Jim Gilbert, a maintenance engineer for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, who produced the oldest wiring manual dating back to 1972. Eaton presented Jim with his prize, an electrician’s toolkit, at its Reddings Lane offices in Birmingham...Read More
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Cembrit Provides Cladding Advice
Cembrit's Cemwood cladding has been installed on a community centre in Neath. Part of a mixed use development, the new building has replaced the old temporary site for Melin Advice Centre. The Cemwood cladding, specified in bright Sand Yellow, has helped create an eye-catching and attractive new entrance for the facility. The Neath centre is designed to give residents a place for support and advice, while also offering fun holiday...Read More
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Dimplex Heating Design Service Marks 30,000 Milestone
Leading name in heating Dimplex has reached a landmark in customer support, having recently produced its 30,000th heating design. The milestone project, created for Bellway Homes Yorkshire, was marked with a donation to Martin House Children’s Hospice, the housebuilder’s chosen charity. Dimplex’s heating design team provides an invaluable support to specifiers, architects, housebuilders, contractors and a wide range of other construction...Read More
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Bells Branch Out
In the midst of the UK/Eurozone double dip recession crisis the worse in living memory, the majority of contractors in the UK have scaled back and battened down the hatches to see if they can survive and weather the storm. Bells Control/Bells Power never being ones to conform and follow the crowd, have approached the financial crisis in a different way, they are expanding and branching out into the UK market. Following on from the...Read More
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Airedale International - Join us at DatacenterDynamics London 2012
We are exhibiting at the 11th Annual DatacenterDynamics 2012 London conference at the Excel, ICC, 14-15 November 2012. DCD is one of the world’s leading data centre conference and exhibitions with over 2,000 visitors, 100 speakers, 70 technical presentations and 90 exhibitors. DatacentreDynamics is one of the leading worldwide datacentre conferences, with over 70 technical presentations delivered across 5 Halls at the Excel...Read More
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Panasonic Grows Training Offering
Following the success of its heating and cooling training centre, Panasonic has unveiled plans for company growth during 2013. Panasonic is making further investment with new content, courses, participant feedback and more planned initiatives to help build product and technology awareness and promote energy-efficient living. The new developments for 2013 include training facilities for the ERP compliant Split, the GHP Heat...Read More
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Other Industry News
Dulux Trade - Weathershield Preserves a Piece of History
Space Airconditioning - Daikin VRV Heat Recovery Combination, Optimised for Higher COP
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