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SSQ UK - Slate in tune with Mother Nature & the Environment
Flockhouse Farm in Kinross, Perthshire is a development of 11 luxury homes by The Good House Company on land that has traditionally been agricultural. The site required development in empathy with the land’s previous uses and surrounding areas. As well as a construction that fits in with the local environment, all 11 homes were created to an extremely high specification and were designed in the Good House Company’s signature eco...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Significant Interest in Renewable Ecodan® at Building Services
Mitsubishi Electric has hailed attendance at Building Services – The CIBSE Conference and Exhibition 2012 – as a great success after seeing a dramatic increase in the number of enquiries into commercial heat pump heating systems since last year’s event. The show, held at London’s Olympia in October saw over 20,000 building services professionals attend the two-day exhibition and conference. Mitsubishi Electric was demonstrating its...Read More
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Crown Trade Clean Extreme Prescribed for Salford Primary Care Trust Unit
Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has been applied across a Primary Care Trust Unit, located in the heart of Salford, Greater Manchester. The construction of the new £1.4 million Ordsall Health Centre by Manchester-based Russells Construction brings together a range of patient services including doctors, dentists, speech and language therapy, podiatry and community mental health services. Almost 900 litres of paint...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Spray Plasters Enable Hotels to Meet Olympics Deadline
Readymix Plasters developed by Knauf Drywall – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – delivered the finest wall finishes possible, ready for decoration, for the fast-track construction programme to develop two major new London hotels in time for the Olympic Games. Operated by the Accor Group, the 182-bedroom, four-star Novotel London Blackfriars and the 297-bedroom, budget Ibis London...Read More
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Cablofil’s in Fashion with Abercrombie & Fitch
Steel wire tray cable management from Cablofil is being used for data and power to help transform a listed former bank in Dublin into a flagship store for American fashion brand, Abercrombie & Fitch. Located opposite the former seat of the Irish Government in the city’s prestigious College Green, the project will be the first Abercrombie & Fitch store in Ireland, offering three storeys of fashion from the global brand. It is not, however...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Plays Leading Role at New School Theatre
Staff and pupils visiting Yarm School’s new Performing Arts Centre in North Yorkshire are benefitting from highly efficient ventilation, thanks to three eQ air handing units – all supplied by leading expert in ventilation and air climate products Fläkt Woods. The units were installed as part of a £20m redevelopment programme to expand and update the school’s riverside campus. The centre was officially opened by Princess Alexandra...Read More
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Prysmian - New Manchester Hotel Development Books in FP
Prysmian’s FP200 Gold® “standard” and FP PLUS™ “enhanced” cables have been installed in a five storey office block and a seven storey hotel as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of Ancoats in Manchester. Ashley Holt, Project Director for Amsec, specified the use of Prysmian FP Cables in the hotel development. He says: “We were given a number of approved choices for cables and we ultimately decided to go with FP Cables"...Read More
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Atlantic Boilers - East Midlands Enterprise Centre Harnesses Bio-Fuel Technology
Atlantic Boilers of Oldham have installed dual-fuel boilers at the new Corby Enterprise Centre in Northamptonshire. The £8.3m centre is home to 15 workshops, 38 offices and a café area. As part of the town’s regeneration programme, the flagship centre is built next to the Corby Business Academy at Priors Hall Park, the major urban extension to the north east of Corby. The centre aims to provide an environment to support and...Read More
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Danfoss Celebrate 25th Anniversary as Market Leader in HVAC
Danfoss has been producing VLT drives for 44 years applied to many different applications and was the first drives company to truly recognize the HVAC market opportunity. The HVAC “project” was started via a market research in the eighties. Dedication to the HVAC industry In 1986 the first VLT drives to be dedicated to HVAC and labelled HVAC were established and in 1987 the first installations were being implemented in Germany...Read More
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UPSL - Scaling Transformerless UPS Technology to Meet Large-Scale Data Centre...
Larger data centres are now being commissioned to meet the level of today’s demand for online data processing capacity. Kenny Green is technical support manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler Company, he looks at how UPS technology has been developed to meet these elevated power demands. Not all data centres are sized like one particular Google site, which has a reputed capacity of over 45,000 servers...Read More
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Laidlaw Interiors Group - UK Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Laidlaw Interiors...
Laidlaw Interiors Group (LIG) CEO, John Jefferies, was pleased to welcome Prime Minister, David Cameron on to the LIG stand on the opening day of the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. Visiting the exhibition as part of his three day tour of the Middle East, Mr. Cameron stepped on to the LIG stand to meet the team from LIG and speak to John Jefferies. John said: “We’re delighted that Mr. Cameron visited our stand at Big 5. It adds some...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - New Recruit Thatcher Plans to Drive MT Sales in Familiar Territory
Experienced technical sales professional Mark Thatcher has joined leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex as its new area sales engineer covering Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and the Isle of White. It’s familiar territory for Mr Thatcher, of Newbury, Berkshire, who has covered much of the area for some 25 years in various sales roles for a number of electrical accessories suppliers. He plans to utilise his...Read More
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UK Flood Barriers Partners with JP Corry to Ensure Access to Flood Defence Solutions...
Leading provider of sustainable, passive flood solutions, UK Flood Barriers (UKFB) has today announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with leading builders’ merchant, JP Corry. The merchant will be selling the company’s range of specialist Flood Angel® flood defence products through 13 of its branches across Ireland and Northern Ireland. The partnership follows the recent announcement that UK Flood Barriers is...Read More
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Viessmann Appoints Commercial Projects Manager
Leading international manufacturer of heating systems, Viessmann, has appointed John Brain as technical sales manager, projects division. Brain will provide support to the commercial sales team across the UK, and develop Viessmann’s product offering in biomass and CHP. John Brain joins Viessmann from Hartley and Sugden, the Halifax-based boiler manufacturer, and brings 20 years of experience in commercial and industrial...Read More
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