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Hanson Formpave Embraces National Trust Sustainability Ethos – Supplying...
Hanson Formpave has supplied over 1000m² of its EcoGranite Aquasett paving to the National Trust Stourhead estate; a Palladian mansion set within 2,650-acres of parkland, in Wiltshire. Combining the environmental credentials of the EcoGranite paver, containing upto 77% recycled content, with the distinctive benefits of the ‘original’ SUDS and permeable paving system, Aquaflow®, the paving has been installed in a large...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Sustainable Heating for Agricultural Specialists
Agricultural machinery specialist P. Tuckwell Ltd, based in Essex, has fitted high efficiency, low carbon, air source heat pumps to its new showroom in Colchester. The new system offers the company maximum operating efficiency with minimal impact on the environment. Consisting of two 43kW Ecodan® CAHV Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) from market leader, Mitsubishi Electric, the system provides a sustainable...Read More
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Dimplex has Solution to Social Housing Solar PV Ruling
Following the recent disappointing decision on ‘community’ Feed-in Tariff (FIT) status for social housing projects, leading name in renewables Dimplex is helping registered providers go ahead with PV projects, thanks to a solar finance solution designed for social housing. Clare Campbell, product marketing manager at Dimplex Renewables, says: “The government’s recent ruling makes it a little less easy for social landlords...Read More
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Ancon - Lord Lieutenant Presents Ancon with Queen’s Award for Innovation
The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr David Moody, has presented structural fixings specialist, Ancon Building Products, with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the highest accolade that any UK organisation can achieve for product development and innovation. The 2012 Award was presented for Ancon’s groundbreaking Lockable Dowel, an innovative component that is used to accommodate shrinkage...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms Donates Bathroom Suite to Homeless Cowboy Builders Family
Bathroom experts, Twyford Bathrooms, has generously donated a full bathroom suite to a homeless and destitute family who featured on an episode of Cowboy Builders aired on Monday 24th September. By the time the family, from Fleet in Hampshire, contacted Cowboy Builders they were living at a relative’s house, penniless and suffering considerable stress as a result. They had been offered little help by local organisations and...Read More
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Crown Trade - Brush with Success for Blackburn Apprentice Decorator in Crown Trade...
Decorative coatings manufacturer Crown Paints has awarded the prestigious title of ‘Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year 2012’, and presented an impressive trophy and cheque for £1000, to Thomas Regan from Blackburn, a student and apprentice employee of Accrington & Rossendale College. Twenty year old Thomas was one of eleven talented P&D apprentices and students competing in the 34th national final of Crown’s...Read More
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Kalzip Systems are ideal for Rathfriland Fire Station
Kalzip’s ingenious FC rainscreen and aluminium standing seam systems were specified by HLM Architects for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service’s recently rebuilt and very eye-catching Rathfriland Fire Station in Co Down. Peter O’Hare Ltd was the main contractor for the imaginatively designed building and both Kalzip systems were installed by approved Teamkal contractor, LA Ltd. The original station was substantially damaged by...Read More
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Bells Power - Central London Bank
Life is never dull at Bells Power….When we received a call recently from a client who’s standby power bus-bar system had suffered damage it meant taking the sites permanent generators off-line and leaving the building vulnerable. They asked Bells to look into installing a temporary generator system and within days we had installed a 1250kVA silent generator, bulk fuel tank and approximately 1.5km of temporary cable. Due to the...Read More
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Prysmian - Padding up with Prysmian at Old Trafford
Prysmian Afumex LSX™, FP Plus™ and FP200 Gold®, have been specified and installed as part of a grand £32 million transformation of Old Trafford Cricket Ground, home to the world famous Lancashire County Cricket Club. 8,000 metres of FP have been used as part of the fire alarm system, in preparation for Old Trafford becoming a first class international venue for competitive cricket. Developments at the ground were constructed by...Read More
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Formica Group - Perfect Harmony becomes Reality: The Formica® Unilin Collection
Two great brands, one complete resource; Formica Group and Unilin are delighted to announce the launch of the new Formica® Unilin Collection. With complementary decors and textures offered in a variety of materials the collection ensures the best-value solutions for all interior surfacing projects. With this partnership, the Formica Group and Unilin continue to innovate, creating exclusive products to inspire and excite the market...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Warwick University Selects Smart Electronic Mailbox...
The Claycroft Halls of Residence at The University of Warwick has selected a Salto electronic mailbox solution manufactured by The Safety Letterbox Company to replace three banks of their existing mailboxes. The Estates Manager at the University decided to integrate the Salto Mailboxes into the campus to handle Claycroft’s student mail in a secure and controlled environment. The university is installing 96 communal Salto...Read More
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PMA Products Available for Study in Online Classroom
With an impressive range of 6,500 products sold in over 45 countries worldwide, it can be challenging to keep up to date with the latest PMA products. That’s why Thomas and Betts USA have created a unique e-learning tool that demonstrates the range, features, and benefits of PMA’s extensive collection. As market leaders, PMA products are sold in over 45 countries, providing flexible, easy to install and high quality cable...Read More
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Daikin UK Welcomes Re-Introduction of RHPP Funding Scheme
Following the announcement of further RHPP funding, by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) on August 8th, Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd (Daikin UK) is supporting registered social landlords (RSLs) in their bids for Government funds, so that they can introduce low carbon heating into the homes of hundreds of social housing tenants. The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme is the...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - Football Stadiums
The Liga Nacional de Fתtbol Profesional (National Professional Football League), more commonly known as the Liga de Fתtbol Profesional (LFP) is a national sports association responsible for administering the two professional football leagues in Spain - the Primera and Segunda Divisiףn. The organization was founded in 1984. LEP is comprised of 42 clubs grouped into two divisions: the Liga BBVA (20 clubs) and Liga...Read More
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