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Raychem’s IceStop Provides the First Line of Defence
Described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, Leeds Castle is defending itself against the elements following the installation of a Raychem frost protection system for its gutters and down pipes. Leeds Castle was built by a Norman baron during the reign of William the Conqueror’s son Henry I, on an island in the River Len. In 1278, a century and a half later, it came into the possession of Queen Eleanor of Castile, the first wife of...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management - Full Range of MTEM Energy Saving Solutions...
Highly effective ways to save energy in domestic properties and commercial/industrial locations will be exhibited by Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management (MTEM) at Nemex (part of Sustainabilitylive!, May 22-24, NEC, Birmingham). The UK manufacturer is an established name for high performance voltage optimisers, with its domestic system Voltis Home returning power savings of up to 17% and its commercial/industrial...Read More
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SSQ - Theme Park Transforms into Leisure Resort with Opening of New Hotel
SSQ’s Del Carmen Natural Roofing slates have been recently used in this new £20 million development. Del Carmen was chosen because of its ability to be used on the building’s iconic turrets and open three-storey atrium, as well as of course the aesthetics found in using a Natural Roofing product. Whittington architect John Pass was delighted to be tasked with designing the impressive 150-bedroom hotel. John said: "This project...Read More
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DORMA Automatic Doors Ensure Adidas Open for Business at Flagship London Store
When global leading sporting brand Adidas decided to rebrand and refit a flagship store in London, it was essential the entire retail experience was second to none and that had to start with the entrance on busy Oxford Street. With constant foot traffic, performance and durability were of utmost importance, as were striking aesthetics. For these reasons, automatic curved sliding doors from DORMA, the global market leader of door...Read More
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Knauf Drywall Wins All Round at College Rotunda
Two market-leading products from Knauf Drywall – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – are being installed in the innovative rotunda being built on West Cheshire College’s campus at Ellesmere Port. Knauf Soundshield, high-performance plasterboard enables the teaching areas to meet the strict standards laid down by Building Bulletin 93: Acoustic Design of Schools while Knauf Impact...Read More
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Cembrit - When Welsh is not Available the Only Way is Glendyne
The Newhall Development in Harlow, Essex, features the award-winning BE concept homes, the brainchild of Alison Brooks Architects. Commissioned by Linden Homes, with a brief to design dwellings for modern lifestyles, the practice has created homes that are energy efficient and built with sustainable materials. Glendyne natural roofing slate from Cembrit has been used on many properties across the development...Read More
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London Surfacing Co Ltd - Linden Bridge School
Work began at Linden Bridge School on the 13th February 2012 and took 3 weeks to complete. The existing tarmac, wet pour-rubber & paving of the old playground area was excavated & removed from site. After applying weedkiller, all ironwork was adjusted & new square-top edgings were installed. A layer of terram geo-textile membrane was applied to the whole area & a layer of type 1 stone laid. Once the stone had...Read More
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Levolux - Performs Clinically in Warwick
The University of Warwick’s new £6.7 million Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building is equipped with a host of innovative technologies that enable it to push the boundaries of biomedical research, including a bold Solar Shading solution from Levolux. BMJ architects undertook the design of the 16,000 sq foot building, which represented a significant challenge. Not only were they required to satisfy the client’s scientific brief...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Deputy Prime Minister Praises Spirax Sarco’s Investment in UK...
Spirax Sarco won high-profile praise for its commitment to investment in new UK based production and R&D facilities when Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg visited the company’s Cheltenham site on 27th April. “My first visit to Spirax Sarco has filled me with confidence, with its positive investment in Cheltenham… Spirax Sarco is exactly the sort of successful company Britain needs. In fact, Spirax Sarco shows...Read More
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Formica Group Becomes the First Laminate Manufacturer in the World to be Awarded...
The Formica Group is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to reducing its global environmental impact by undergoing carbon footprint assessment and labelling products with the Carbon Reduction Label. Surface area of approximately 100 million square metres of Formica® products is now carbon labelled; this equates to 13,703 x the area of an average football pitch. The products certified and carrying the Carbon Reduction...Read More
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Sandtoft to demo the PV48 at Greenbuild Expo 2012
Simon Dixon, Sandtoft’s training manager, will be demonstrating the company’s PV48 solar roofing system at this year’s Greenbuild Expo, the largest sustainable refurbishment and building event in the North of England. SIG, which is sponsoring the training hub, has invited Simon to participate in the NFRC demonstrations and illustrate the benefits of the integrated PV48 system by conducting a live installation. Kevin Taylor...Read More
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Daikin UK to Exhibit at Facilities Show
Daikin UK will be exhibiting at Stand S14 in the Energy Management Zone at the Facilities Show at Birmingham’s NEC from 15th-17th May 2012. A leading supplier of renewable heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration solutions for commercial, residential and industrial applications, Daikin UK supports buildings and facilities professionals in reducing energy costs by using its integrated heat-pump based technologies to provide highly...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric adds Ventilation Expertise to Lossnay Sales
Mitsubishi Electric has appointed SK Sales Ltd as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the company’s range of Lossnay heat recovery ventilation units. SK Sales has been a specialist supplier to the heating and ventilation industry since 1989 and has an extensive network of fifteen branches across the UK, providing a one-stop-shop for its customers. “Our founders have a background in the H&V contracting business so the...Read More
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Dulux Trade Paints Used For Passivhaus Housing Project
Coatings from the Dulux Trade Ecosure range have been used in a pioneering housing project in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Ecosure Matt, Ecosure Undercoat and Ecosure Gloss were chosen for the interior of eight award-winning, energy saving affordable homes at Dormont Estate near Lockerbie. The properties, which have been designed by local architects, White Hill Design Studio, were built to Passivhaus standard by contractors CCG...Read More
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