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Raychem’s Frost Protection Systems Safeguard the Unusual Roof at Sandwell College
Sandwell College’s unusual curved roof, together with its associated guttering is protected by Tyco Thermal Controls Raychem Frost Protections products. Specified and installed by Interserve, one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, Raychem’s roof and gutter de-icing products provide the best solution to help prevent ice dams, roof avalanches, and icicles. With its self-regulating heating cable...Read More
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AET’S Flexible Space Delivers Energy Efficient Air-Conditioning for Platinum LEED...
Flexible Space, the world’s leading underfloor air-conditioning system from Advanced Ergonomic Technologies (AET) is providing comfort cooling and heating for Parkview Green, the prestigious Platinum LEED-CS® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Core and Shell) pre-certified development in Beijing. Parkview Green FangCaoDi is a huge, mixed-use scheme covering 200,000 m² which houses world-class retail...Read More
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Crown Paints’ - Commitment to Training New Talent Spans Three Decades
Crown Paints is marking more than 30 years continuous investment in the trades people of the future in 2012 with its own apprentice contest - which searches for the UK’s most talented painting and decorating newcomers. For the 34th year, the UK paint manufacturer is running its annual Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year (ADY) contest. The final of the ADY 2012 competition will draw to a conclusion on Friday...Read More
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Kingspan Access Flooring for London School Renewal Project
Kingspan is installing over 14,000m2 of access flooring in five new buildings that are part of a £29 million renewal scheme by Wandsworth Borough Council at Burntwood School in London to serve over 200 additional pupils. The steel encapsulated Kingspan RG3 and FDEB floor panels are being installed in the Maths & Science, Skills Centre, Arts & Technology, Communications, and Dining, Drama & Music buildings. The panels will...Read More
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SSQ UK - Grade II Listed Buildings Love Natural Slate
Victoria Barracks in Bodmin, Cornwall is a Grade II listed building that used to be the home of the Devon and Cornwall Light Infantry. It now houses the regimental museum in the part of the barracks known as The Keep. Being a Grade II listed building, the refurbishment project required a considerate treatment of the existing appearance to ensure compliance with requirements associated with such a historic and well-loved structure...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms - Function & Style - Bathroom Storage from Twyford
As space remains one of the key issues to modern housing, consumers are increasingly looking for well-designed bathroom storage solutions; practical storage that also offers additional space-saving as well as style features to help create a clutter-free zone. This has become a growing trend especially during the current economic climate when homeowners are more inclined to make an investment into their homes rather...Read More
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Catnic Lintels Support New Build Development
Catnic, the leader in technical innovation for steel lintels and building products, has recently provided 96 lintels to CMM Contractors for installation at Windsor Court, a concave shaped development consisting of two houses and seven flats. The project, erected in the centre of the popular East Coast resort of Filey, North Yorkshire, required the use of both CTF5 Timber Frame Lintels and CCS Special Lintels, to achieve the...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric uses Show to Highlight Renewable Heating
Mitsubishi Electric is using Building Services – The CIBSE Conference and Exhibition 2012 (10-11 October, London Olympia) to highlight its line-up of advanced renewable heating systems which can help to reduce both emissions and running costs. The company’s stand (E60) will provide details on the Ecodan® range of air and ground source heat pumps which can deliver renewable heating for both new-build and retro-fit...Read More
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Cablofil - Terminal 2A Contract Proves Cablofil has the Edge at Heathrow
Cablofil steel wire tray is to be used as the cable management system throughout Heathrow’s new £2.5 billion Terminal 2A building thanks to the system’s unique safety edge. Due to open in 2014, the improved T2A will be extended to match the size of Terminal 5, enabling most of the 20 million passengers that will use the terminal each year to transfer within the same building. The electrical installation will be carried out using pre-fabricated...Read More
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Honeywell Control Systems - It's Time to Win with Honeywell
Leading heating control specialist Honeywell is offering installers the chance to enter its instant win promotion to encourage the sales of room thermostats. The competition is also designed to help installers drive home to consumers the reasons why fitting a thermostat is essential in keeping energy bills down. Continuing with its ‘Fit a Thermostat’ message, the promotion is timed to coincide with the forthcoming heating season...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - British Mailbox Manufacturer Secures its Future
The Safety Letterbox Company, a leading UK-based manufacturer of mailing systems, has been acquired by the German mailbox expert RENZ in an alliance that brings together more than a century of experience and technical expertise within the mailbox industry. The acquisition, which was completed in mid-July, is seen by both family-run businesses as a ‘positive step forward and perfect fit’ that will further strengthen the South...Read More
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Daikin UK - Financial Incentives are not the Only Route to Decarbonisation
The Government must not shy away from tough legislation if the UK is serious about moving away from traditional heating solutions, in order to meet its carbon reduction targets. This is the message that Daikin UK Managing Director, Peter Verkempynck, gave to DECC officials during a keynote speech at Portcullis House. Speaking at the Micropower Council’s Summer Reception, Mr Verkempynck told the assembled guests, including...Read More
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Marioff adds Fire Protection to Austria’s Tallest Building on the Danube
Vienna will get iconic new additions to its skyline, as the Donau-City project erects two high rises on the banks of the famed Danube River. One of the high rises, DC Tower 1, which will be Austria’s tallest building when completed, will be protected by Marioff’s HI-FOG® water mist fire protection system. Marioff Corporation, the leading developer of water mist fire protection technology and supplier of system solutions worldwide...Read More
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Space Airconditioning - Flexible Solution for an Exceptional Home
An exceptional 5 bedroom new build detached arts and crafts style home, approximately 680m˛ over 4 floors located on a grandeur estate in Surrey is heated entirely by one air source, air/water outdoor unit. The luxurious house has under floor heating throughout and en-suite bathrooms to each bedroom, all heated by wall to floor towel rails and fitted with larger than average power showers, requiring a high volume of water. The Daikin Altherma...Read More
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