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Flowcrete Group at McQueen’s Flagship Store in Beijing
Luxury flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group has put its best foot forward with the opening of Alexander McQueen’s flagship Eastern store in the heart of Beijing’s fashion district. The new store, which opened to a media fanfare, occupies two storeys and represents more than 4,305 square feet of the luxurious Sanlitun North Village shopping complex with super brands including Versace and Malson Martin Margiela to call on as...Read More
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Steadmans Provides Products for Motor Museum Roof
Building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for a new roof at an East Lothian motor museum. Home to a large collection of vintage cars, commercial vehicles and motor bikes, Myreton Motor Museum now has exhibition space which utilises 270 linear metres of Steadmans’ 40mm AS35 insulated steel roof panels, finished in pigeon grey. Steadmans’ ‘one stop shop’ capability also saw it supply olive green...Read More
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SPC Provide Heating Solution to Help Derbyshire School Make Significant Energy...
S & P Coil Products (SPC) have supplied 18 energy efficient fan convectors as part of a refurbishment programme at Park House Primary School in Derbyshire. The Belgravia eco range of fan convectors include EC motors as standard. Due to their electronic commutation, EC motors offer significant energy savings compared to conventional AC motor driven fan convectors. These energy savings occur across the range of...Read More
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Eaton-Williams - Vapac Provides Humidifier Solution for Margate’s Turner Contemporary
How to maintain correct temperature and RH levels in an exposed location, an aggressive salt laden environment, vast expanses of glass and doors constantly opening and closing are just some of the issues that were overcome using resistance humidifiers at Margate’s new Turner Contemporary art gallery. The 2,730m² two storey building is made up of six identical inter-locking north-facing rectangular blocks positioned on plinths to protect...Read More
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Kalzip is BIM ready!
Kalzip has produced a set of freely downloadable Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects to provide specifiers with a standard range of Kalzip system build ups. This initial family of intelligent objects has been produced using Autodesk’s Revit, and comes complete with supporting documentation including; NBS specifications, a user guide and comprehensive technical details providing construction professionals with a complete...Read More
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Hanson Supports SkillBuild National Final
Hanson is supplying its iconic London bricks to the final of the 2012 SkillBuild bricklaying competition at Preston College next week (September 12-14). Finalists in the event, which is one of 10 disciplines in the annual contest, are tested on their ability to construct a complicated wall section from a set design and within a given time. Hanson’s London bricks, manufactured in Whittlesey near Peterborough, have been used...Read More
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UPSL Announces Office Relocation to Support Future Growth
Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPSL), a Kohler company and a leading supplier of UPS and generator equipment, and after-sales service, will be relocating to spacious new offices in Hook, Hampshire on 8th October 2012. Recent years have seen UPSL defy the UK’s economic challenges to increase turnover by over 100 per cent since 2006 and by 20 per cent in the past year alone. The new premises, which are located at the Bartley...Read More
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Catnic - Rivermeade Properties Rely on Catnic Performance
A development of half a dozen executive style homes in one of the country’s most picturesque towns has been built using steel lintels manufactured by Catnic; selected for their strength, reliability and ease of installation. Rivermeade in Welford-on-Avon, near Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, is an enclave of six detached properties built by Greenhall Construction for Templeoak, a company concentrating on the upper end...Read More
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Cembrit Strengthens its Northern Team
Cembrit, the roof slate and cladding specialist, has strengthened its northern team with the appointment of Paul Melvyn Bentley to the position of Assistant Depot Manager at its Normanton depot. Multi-talented Paul joins the team with customer service and operations experience, which will hold him in good stead for his role at Cembrit. Paul, who will be known as Mel, will draw on his background to support the sales team as...Read More
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Swish Building Products Light Oak Specified on Home Transformation
Light Oak foiled wood grain cladding from Swish Building Products has been specified on the full-scale renovation of a prestigious property in an exclusive Hertfordshire post code. The 6,000 sq ft property was originally built as a Swiss chalet style home. Appointed to deliver its wholesale re-design, architects practice Design Team Consultants, specified Light Oak foiled cladding from Swish. Andrew Hayward, Design Team Consultants...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Seventh Environmental Plan Seeks to Cut Emissions Further
Mitsubishi Electric has released details of its seventh global environmental plan which aims to mitigate the environmental impact of both its manufacturing facilities and the use by consumers of its advanced range of products. The three-year action plan is aligned to the company’s Environmental Vision 2021, the long-term environmental management vision of the Mitsubishi Electric Group. The Group has adopted a new...Read More
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Airedale International - Extended Capacity – Complete Flexibility
Airedale’s bespoke air conditioning systems are adaptable; their extended capacity means they now cover a range of applications. Precision air conditioning, chillers, IT cooling, comfort cooling, condensers and condensing Units; they have a solution to meet customers’ needs and a comprehensive range of products and services for IT, commercial, comfort and process applications. The range – innovative, continually...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - Eastern Health Care Canada
Eastern Health is the largest integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, serving a regional population of more than 290,000 and offering the full continuum of health and community services, including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. The Challenge The installation site is a primary data center for Eastern Health Care Newfoundland...Read More
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Dulux Trade - Weathershield Helps to Achieve Period Restoration Works
When London and Quadrant Group (L&Q), one of the UK's largest housing associations, successfully acquired 3,500 properties from Lewisham Council through a stock transfer, the company turned to Dulux Trade to provide a decorating solution that would help achieve long term preventative maintenance and compliment the Victorian heritage of the building. The newly reformulated Weathershield Exterior Gloss System...Read More
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