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PASSIVENT - Pupils Help Passively Achieve ‘Very Good’ Eco Standards
A BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ is set to be achieved at a new primary school built through eco strategies supplied by Passivent to requirements in part determined by the pupils. Kent County Council commissioned the new Warden Bay Primary School on the Isle of Sheppey to provide additional learning resources for 210 children, required as a result of its change from a three-tier education system to two-tier. The area...Read More
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FLÄKT WOODS - New Book Aids Advances In Industrial Fan Technology
Geoff Sheard, Fläkt Woods’ vice-president of fan technology, has written a new book, Advances in Industrial Technology, a mechanical digest aimed at providing information into the reality of what is needed to drive technological developments within the industrial fan industry. In recent years there have been some major breakthroughs in industrial fan technology. This book, written by engineers who work in this field and the...Read More
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WEATHERITE Signs Major Partnerhsip With Danway
Weatherite Manufacturing Ltd – the air conditioning arm of the £40M Weatherite Group - has announced a strategic partnership with one of the leading electro-mechanical engineering firms in the U.A.E., Danway. Established in 1976, Danway is part of the $2.5BN Al-Nowais Investment, a leading business group in the region. The Group, which holds a number of subsidiaries and employs more than 4,000 personnel, is an...Read More
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ADVANCED AIR - Alan Basnett To Head Up UK Sales At Advanced Air
Advanced Air, manufacturers of a wide range of air distribution systems, has made an important announcement with the appointment of Alan Basnett, previously Sales Director at TROX UK. Advanced Air have ambitious plans and intend to significantly increase their market share of fan coils and grilles and diffusers. Andrew Sargent, General Manager of Advanced Air, said that with Alan Basnett now responsible for all UK sales...Read More
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SANDTEX TRADE - Trims In Peak Condition With Sandtex Trade
Sandtex Trade’s trim systems are delivering outstanding protection to a weather-beaten village hall in the picturesque Peak Park. The premium formulations of Sandtex Trade Flexigloss X-tra and Metalgloss X-tra have been applied to external wood and metalwork at Calton Village Hall, in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands. Offering the benefit of time-proven quality - and assured protection of the substrate...Read More
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KINGSPAN ACCESS FLOORING Supplied For New Headquarters For York Council
Over 12,500m2 of Kingspan access flooring is being installed in a new civic headquarters and customer service centre for York Council on the site of a grade 2 listed former railway station within the walls of the historic city. Northern Access Floors – a Kingspan partner contractor – is installing 12,500m2 of particleboard and steel encapsulated panels for the new-build element of the scheme and areas of the former railway station...Read More
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CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES Secures Spate Of Healthcare Contracts
Construction Specialties (C/S) is set to begin extensive interior retrofit works at North Manchester General Hospital following a series of successful installations across the North West. C/S and its in-house installation team, Conspec Contracts, will be providing the nuclear medicine, paediatric, outpatients and phlebotomy areas at North Manchester General with a total solution designed to protect the hospital interiors...Read More
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HANSON FORMPAVE Sails Into Little Harbour
Eco Permeable Paving SUDS Solution For Children’s Hospice. Hanson Formpave has recently completed the car park and landscape areas at a new hospice, called Little Harbour, part of the Children’s Hospice South West organisation by supplying 2,000m2 of its market-leading sustainable paving system, EcoGraniteTM Aquasett®. The new centre, overlooking St. Austell Bay, provides hospice care for children and their...Read More
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LEGRAND Products Get Top Marks From Barnsley Schools
Legrand has seen a wide selection of products from its wiring device division specified and installed in five new Advanced Learning Centres (ALCs) in and around Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Amongst the products selected for the project were Synergy white, grid and metal clad switches and sockets, Tenby rapid earth clamps, Hypra and Tempra sockets and plugs. Legrand won the specification after a competitive tender...Read More
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ARDEX At The SPATEX Pool & Spa Show 2012
For the first time, ARDEX UK will be exhibiting their range of high performance tiling products at the SPATEX pool and spa show, held on 4th – 6th February 2012 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre. With over 1,500 visitors and over 100 companies exhibiting it’s a show not to be missed! Simply register online for you free ticket to the UK’s only dedicated pool and spa show at Come visit the...Read More
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ANCON Showcasing New Products At The Concrete Show 2012
Stand Number K1 Ancon will be showcasing its comprehensive range of products for structural concrete at this year’s Concrete Show. Visit stand number K1 to discuss the new Lockable Dowel for use at temporary movement joints in post-tensioned concrete and the Eurocode-compliant design program for Shearfix punching shear reinforcement. Other Ancon products on display will include the MultiJoint system...Read More
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MARSHALL-TUFFLEX - MEE To Showcase Products From New UAE Factory
Leading UK cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex will be showcasing its range of Conduit and fittings plus Mini and Maxi trunking profiles at Middle East Electricity exhibition (February 7-9th, Dubai International Exhibition Centre). The stand will be situated within the British Pavilion in Hall 6. There will be an extra buzz around the stand given that Marshall-Tufflex has re-affirmed its commitment to Middle Eastern...Read More
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SE CONTROLS Gains LABC Approval For New Smoke Ventilation Solution
An advanced smoke & heat exhaust ventilation (SHEV) system developed by smoke and natural ventilation specialist SE Controls has received full Registered Detail Certification from the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) following a detailed and extensive performance evaluation process. The new SHEVTEC® Extended Travel Distance System was developed by SE Controls to provide an off the shelf...Read More
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DULUX TRADE Makes An Impression At St Andrew’s Cathedral
The interior of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow has been dramatically transformed using a beautiful array of Dulux Trade shades. A bespoke colour scheme was produced for the striking cathedral, as part of a wider £4.5 million refurbishment project in preparation for its 200th anniversary. As the building had not been completely renovated since the 19th century, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Most...Read More
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