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Furse - BS 7671 Wiring Regulations & Surge Protection
Amendment 1 of BS 7671:2008 17th Edition Wiring Regulations now includes a key new section (534) for protection against transient overvoltages using surge protection devices (SPD’s). Overvoltages from atmospheric origin (lightning) or electrical switching events can severely effect electrical installations and connected equipment. The risks to life, buildings and electronics due to overvoltages are detailed within BS EN 62305 ‘Protection...Read More
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ARDEX Provides Peace of Mind on College Refurbishment
ARDEX UK, manufacturers of high performance flooring and tiling systems, were pleased to utilise their experience within the education sector by providing the ideal refurbishment solution for Peterborough Regional College. The College welcomes around 3,500 full time and 12,000 part time students through its gates, encompassing the widest range of courses in the Greater Peterborough area. ARDEX teamed up with one of...Read More
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Terasaki Prides Itself on ACB Delivery Performance. Our Record Over the Past Twelve...
95% success to our first acknowledged (promise) date. We are currently despatching ACBs within 5 working days of receiving orders. All our product shipments are professionally and securely packaged and delivered by TNT: "fastest and most reliable provider of express delivery services….."* Terasaki’s TemPower 2 ACB features: • 3 frames from 800A-6300A Fast and safe operation: an internally symmetrical “DoubleBreak”...Read More
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Knauf Offers the Right Board for Every Application
Versatile, strong and easy to use, the Knauf Drywall range of High Performance Plasterboards delivers complete panel solutions: from simple space division and separating walls, to lift shaft protection and X-ray shielding. Manufactured from the highest quality gypsum, these boards incorporate special additives that enhance their acoustic, impact, fire-resistance and moisture-resistance properties so they can achieve required performance...Read More
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Daikin UK Enhances Phase 2 of RHPP
With an extension to the £400 cashback and extended warranty scheme. Daikin UK has extended its £400 cashback and 5 year warranty offer for homeowners adopting renewable heating technologies, after the Government announced Phase 2 of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP). The Daikin cashback and 5 year warranty offer has been extended in-line with the RHPP and is designed to further...Read More
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Armstrong Conference puts Sensible Solutions in the Spotlight
Smarter solutions to energy challenges dominated Armstrong Integrated’s Annual Conference on Wednesday 21st March. The “Making Energy Make Sense” event, held at Walsall College, was well-attended, with consultants, manufacturers, M & E contractors and site owners among the delegates. Keynote speaker Nick Mead, CIBSE Patrons Chairman, opened the proceedings, providing delegates with an insight...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Breathing Space
It is important to consider fresh air requirements within the school environment. With tighter buildings there can be less emphasis on natural leakage through the building fabric, or even built-in trickle ventilation to maintain required fresh air levels. And, again, it is important to be able to respond to changes in occupancy and CO2 levels to minimise energy consumption. Here, fan convectors fitted with a fresh air inlet...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Celebrates its 500th BOAS Delegate
Spirax Sarco is celebrating the 500th delegate to complete its Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) course at its new UK Steam Technology Centre in Cheltenham. Spirax Sarco was the first organisation to become accredited to teach the BOAS course in 2005, which provides national accreditation for anyone that operates or managers industrial boilers. BOAS was recently recommended in the new best practice BG01...Read More
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Hitachi Expands its Air Conditioning Business under New Company “Hitachi Air...
Integrated business operation will include sales, manufacturing and services to improve customer experience. Hitachi, Ltd.(TSE:6501, NYSE:HIT) today announced that it will establish a new company in Europe to incorporate all activities for airconditioning products, including sales, manufacture and service operations across the European market as of 1st April 2012. The new company will be called “Hitachi AirConditioning Europe...Read More
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Danfoss - 2012 Dates for Danfoss VLT® Training Courses
The Danfoss VLT® Training Programme is designed to offer professional training in multiple subjects at various levels. Training courses are available for both the novice and users with more experience with our products. In addition we can offer bespoke training and design a course tailored to your specific requirements; delivered at a location in your area or at your premises. For an overview of the standard training courses...Read More
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TROX UK has Appointed Suzanne Ranson as Finance Director
Ms Ranson completed her accountancy training at Cranfield School of Management and the University of Hull. Her career has included senior finance manager roles within the financial services sector. She joins TROX from Precision Valve UK Limited where she was UK Financial Director. In her new role, Ms Ranson assumes responsibility for financial control across the UK division of the TROX group, to include management of...Read More
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Panasonic - Enthusiastic Response to Panasonic at the ACR Show
The inaugural ACR Show proved a huge success for Panasonic, who launched a selection of heating and cooling products. As well as introducing its expanded product ranges, Panasonic announced the winners of its Air Conditioning Distributor of the Year Award, and the iPad2 competition. “The ACR Show was a great platform for Panasonic to showcase its product offerings” says Marc Diaz, UK and Ireland Country Manager...Read More
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Crown Paints Creates New Role to Support Construction Sector
Crown Paints has appointed Jim Sweeney to the newly-created role of National Construction Manager. Focusing on both new-build and refurbishment projects, Jim will be working in collaboration with design and build contractors - as well as facilities managers and multi-site property professionals - to meet best practice objectives in the specification of paint. He will be supported by initiatives such as Crown Paints’ carbon...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Helps Heat Number One Lower Carbon Drive
Mitsubishi Electric has installed an 8.5kW Ecodan air source heat pump into a virtual three storey Victorian terrace house to demonstrate how renewable technology can benefit the nation’s older properties. The installation is taking place on screen as the house is a specially animated version created for the Building Centre in a project which has received funding from Eco Advantage, a European Social Fund ITM. The ‘Number...Read More
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