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Pilkington - Glass for a Great Night’s Sleep
Pilkington noise-control glass has been revealed as the secret behind a good night’s sleep for customers of the new, award-winning, Sleeperz Hotel in the heart of Newcastle. And, while the noise-reduction performance helps ensure guests sleep easy in the 98-bedroom hotel, it also plays a key role in creating a stunning visual impact for the glass-fronted building. Opened in January 2012, the hotel was built in a heritage...Read More
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Crown Trade Clean Extreme Makes the Grade at the Whitehall Hotel
Crown Trade Clean Extreme is helping an award-winning hotel balance its historic ambience and style with a high performance, modern formulation designed to stand the test of time. Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has been specified throughout The Whitehall Hotel, located in Darwen, Lancashire – the hometown of Crown Paints. Owners Neil and Tracy Bullows chose the high performance paint for the bedrooms, lounge, foyer...Read More
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Cembrit - Cembonit is Equal to the Challenge at Dartford
Cembonit cladding from Cembrit has proved equal to the challenging task of refurbishing the combined roof and façade of Dartford Health Centre in Kent. Replacing the worn, original cladding, supplied in flint-grey Cembonit has created a modern, weatherproof and clean looking finish that perfectly demonstrates the adaptable qualities of Cembrit’s best-selling weatherboard. Dartford Health Centre was built in the 1960s and had...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - PermaTEC Hot Melt Waterproofing Completes Hat Trick for...
SIG Design & Technology has signed a third, exclusive distribution agreement with IKO to now supply the PermaTEC hot melt waterproofing system. Previous successful introductions from IKO to the D & T portfolio are Armourplan PVC and Spectraplan TPE single ply membrane systems. PermaTEC hot melt is a high performance system with excellent environmental credentials and longevity. It’s tough, flexible and self-sealing...Read More
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Hanson Shortlisted for 2012 BDA Awards
Hanson UK has today (August 1) been shortlisted in five categories at the 2012 Brick Development Association (BDA) awards. Six projects featuring Hanson bricks have been nominated in the Best Housing Development 1 to 5 units; 6 to 25 units and 26 units or more categories as well as the Volume Housebuilding Award and Best Refurbishment and Renovation Project. The annual BDA awards recognise excellence in design...Read More
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Komfort Partitioning Graduates with Honours at Warwick Uni
Providing a solution to marry an architect’s vision with the reality and practicalities of the build proved a challenge for partitioning manufacturer, Komfort Workspace, at the recently completed Warwick University project. The solution arrived at by the contractor, architect and manufacturer was to build a sample room showing the different glazing available and what the original specification would look like, allowing both the architect and...Read More
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JS Air Curtains - Meets Heating Demand at Exchequer Court
JS Air Curtains has installed two vertically mounted stainless steel Rund air curtains at Exchequer Court, a multi-story office block in St Mary Axe, London. The air curtains are keeping the draughts out and providing the main heating source within the large, open atrium of the reception area. The high ceiling of the atrium and the large revolving entrance door prohibited the use of air curtains suspended from the ceiling and demanded a high...Read More
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SSQ - Nottingham Trent University’s Curved Roof Demands Del Carmen Roofing Slate
When your project calls for quality roofing materials, there’s nothing like slate and when it calls for quality slate, there’s not many products comparable to Del Carmen Ultra. As a roofing material, slate is a superior choice for a number of key reasons. Slate is practically “engineered” by Mother Nature. Its ability to be shaped onsite and combined with other sizes and colours makes it much easier to use in complex projects. It’s VERY...Read More
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Carrier Takes a Giant Leap for Charity
Paul Lawrence, Sales & Business Development Director at Carrier, the world-leading RAC manufacturer, is joining HRH The Duke of York and Ffion Hague in a daredevil abseil down The Shard, London’s newest landmark building, to raise money for the Commando Spirit Appeal on behalf of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF). Taking place on September 3rd 2012, the fundraising challenge event will test the...Read More
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Dimplex Renewables - Design Service Does the Business
Dimplex’s renewables design service is helping installers and specifiers quote quickly and accurately on all kinds of renewables projects, and offers expert help in meeting the requirements of the updated MIS 3005 heat pump installer standard. With the new standard now up and running, Dimplex’s renewables design service helps achieve compliance first time for heat pump projects, taking the pain away from preparing the...Read More
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Munters - Stena Line™ Ships Remain Preserved & Ready to Sail
Stena Line is one of the world's leading ferry operators. With a network of ferry routes across Scandinavia, the North Sea, the Irish Sea and Europe, the Stena Line fleet transports millions of passengers each year onboard its’ conventional and high speed (HSS Stena) vessels. The first of two ships to install a Munters dehumidification system was Stena HSS Explorer, which operates on the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland route...Read More
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TROX Expands Northern Sales Team With Return of Burkhill
David Burkhill has returned to TROX UK as Key Accounts Manager based at the company’s northern regional sales office in Manchester. In his new role David will be strengthening field-based support for customers in the north of England and providing technical assistance for air conditioning specifiers with particular responsibility for consulting/design engineers. His role will also include new business development for TROX’s...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - High-Speed Rail in China
High-speed rail refers to any commercial train service in China with an average speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) or higher. China has the world’s longest high-speed rail (HSR) network. BBC reported that by 2012, China was expected to have more high-speed railway track than the rest of the world combined. China’s high speed rail network consists of upgraded conventional railways, newly built high-speed passenger designated lines (PDLs)...Read More
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Ancon & Ibstock Present an iPad3 to their Lucky Ecobuild draw Winner
Paul Edmunds, Head of Facilities Management & Building Maintenance at Wolverhampton City Council is the lucky winner of an iPad3, courtesy of Ancon Building Products and Ibstock Brick. Having correctly answered a touchscreen quiz located on the joint Ancon-Ibstock stand at Ecobuild 2012, Paul was entered into the prize drawand then selected at random from all the correct entries received. The iPad3, engraved with...Read More
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