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Furse Ensure Customers Don’t Strike it Unlucky with Updates to British Standards for...
With the recent technical review to the four parts of the British Standard for lightning protection, BS EN 62305:2006, Furse are providing key support to ensure customers know and understand the implications involved in conducting lightning protection. So far, the recent BS EN technical review has resulted in the update and republishing of three parts of the standard, as follows: • BS EN 62305-1:2011 General principles...Read More
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Abacus Make a Light Delivery at Morrisons
Supermarket Chain Counts on Abacus’ Low-energy Solution. An innovative low-energy solution from world leaders in lighting, Abacus, has helped make supermarket chain, Morrisons’ new multimillion pound Regional Distribution Centre in Bridgwater, Somerset, one of the most energy-efficient distribution centres in Europe. In line with Morrisons’ business objective to reduce its carbon footprint, the new site was designed using...Read More
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Wieland Electric - Adding Value with Enhanced Safety
Since the beginning of this year machine operators and manufacturers have been required to comply with the new Machine Safety Directive. Paul Considine of Wieland Electric explains how electrical contractors can help their customers gain the maximum benefits. The new Machine Safety Directive came into force at the beginning of this year, but it isn’t entirely new to many contractors as there has been an extended transition period...Read More
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PMA Provides Protection for Signalling & Communications on Hamburg Rail System
Over 147km of track and 68 stations on six lines: the Hamburg Hochbahn company runs an extensive rail network connecting an area which covers 18,000km², now also home to the latest large-scale application of PMA cable protection. The City East project involves the modernisation of the safety and communications technology in approximately one third of the entire Hamburg underground network. As Germany’s second largest...Read More
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Marioff - HI-FOG Protects Marriott St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
The old Midlands hotel at St. Pancras Station in London has been reborn as a luxury five-star Marriott St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. As part of this major renovation, Marioff’s HI-FOG® Water Mist Fire Protection System has been installed to protect people and property. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the Midlands Grand Hotel was built back in 1873. This stunning example of Victorian Gothic architecture was nearly demolished...Read More
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UPSL Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Ian F Bitterlin: ‘Modern Trends in Power Design...
Join UPSL and renowned data centre expert Dr Ian F Bitterlin (CTO, Ark Continuity Limited) at Mshed, Princes Wharf, Bristol on 3rd July 2012, for a free-to-attend presentation and open forum relating to the latest trends and developments in power design for data centres. Register today to attend this exclusive free seminar combined with the launch of the PowerWAVE 6000 400/500kVA UPS, parallelable up to 5 MVA. Starting at 9.15am and...Read More
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Cembrit Brings the Community Together
Cembrit, specialist supplier of natural slates has supplied Alpina for a brand new Parish Hall in Bishops Nympton, Devon. The new build consisting of beautiful stone and wood exteriors has been complemented by the random dark grey/dark green tones of the Alpina Graphite natural slates. The slates created a fresh and modern touch to a historical village whilst retaining a regional style through the use of traditional materials. Bishops...Read More
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Levolux Takes Care in Surrey
When Anchor proposed a new £30 million development to create its first ‘Care Leadership’ home in an area of Green Belt land in Surrey, it chose to maximise the use of naturally effective building technology, including a Timber Fin Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Designed by Atkins to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating, West Hall Care Home is unlike any other care home, firstly for its rural setting, with open green spaces interrupted...Read More
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Polyflor Enters the Arena
Polyflor’s 2000 PUR sheet vinyl flooring has made quite an impact at The Play Arena, a new children’s play centre in Sheffield. The marbleised decoration and bright Brushed Ochre colourway added vibrancy to the internal finish of the building, which boasts soft play areas, a kart track and a sports area amongst its long list of attractions for children of varying ages and abilities. The 600m² of 2000 PUR was installed by...Read More
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Space Air can Commission your Project to Ensure the System is Running Efficiently
Our own qualified engineers undertake commissioning of installed systems to give you the peace of mind that the system is working effectively, efficiently and according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. What we carry out in our commission: At the point of sale Space Air will recommend commission. • If commissioning is taken up then any warranty claim will only be challenged if at the commissioning stage there...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - From Beards to Bikes in Charity Pursuit
Following the success of last year’s Beardtober, Knauf Drywall’s team of fundraisers have set a new charity challenge for 2012 which aims to exceed the £7,500 raised for the Prostate Project. The 2012 charity event is taking place from the 22nd to 25th June. The Knauf Drywall Charity Bike Challenge is a challenging cycle ride from Immingham, near Hull, to Sittingbourne, Kent: a grand total of 237 miles over four days in June. This year’s...Read More
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ARDEX Business Development Team
Our guiding principle is “Excellence in all that we do”. The ARDEX Business Development Team work closely with architects, specifiers and contractors, and through strategic alliances with complimentary manufacturers, ensure the most suitable specification for your project. When specifying ARDEX you can rely on our expert team for on-going support at every stage of the process, from rapid response to specification writing, to installation...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Pioneering Renewable Education Programme Wins National...
Renewable solutions provider, Mitsubishi Electric has received nationwide acclaim for a pioneering educational programme which aims to teach the energy consumers of tomorrow all about renewable technologies. The company has been offering its Hatfield headquarters as a teaching resource to schools to help pupils understand the importance of adopting ‘the 3 R’s’ – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Seven Hertfordshire...Read More
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DULUX TRADE Paint Offers Improved Finish With New Pure Brilliant White
As part of its drive to offer appliers the best performing coatings, Dulux Trade has launched a new version of its Vinyl Matt Pure Brilliant White. The product has been updated to provide reduced sheen levels and a flatter finish, helping decorating professionals to achieve the highest standard of workmanship for their customers. In particular, the reformulated coating now features a reduced sheen making it easier for appliers...Read More
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