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Giacomini will Keep Shard Visitors Warm
Giacomini UK Ltd has installed an underfloor heating system into a viewing platform of the capital’s most exciting new development. The company won a contract to install UFH into London’s prestigious new Shard of Glass development. The installation took place on the building’s 69th floor which will be opened to the public in February 2013. The public will be able to head up to the observatory level of the building, which, once...Read More
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Monodraught - The Copper Box – Sunpipes
Originally named the Handball Arena, the Copper Box was built to be the goal ball venue for London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics. As one of the legacy buildings of the Olympics, the Copper Box will be adapted to become a multi-sport arena for local community use, athlete training and other multi-use events. Make Architects, responsible for the design set out a strict environmental criteria for the project of sustainable energy...Read More
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DORMA Specification is First Class at King’s Cross Regeneration
At the redevelopment of London’s King’s Cross Railway Station – viewed as part of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe – an extensive range of automatics, door closers and ironmongery from DORMA has been used to help transform this historic facility into a transport hub fit for the 21st Century. Originally built in 1852, the new-look King’s Cross Station combines old and new architecture and includes refurbishment of the...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Armourplan PVC Single Ply Helps Achieve BREEAM A+
Armourplan PVC single ply roofing membrane is the only single ply PVC membrane manufactured here in the UK and can achieve a BREEAM Green Guide rating of A+ when used in an SIG Design & Technology approved roof build-up. Available exclusively from SIG Design & Technology, Armourplan is superbly versatile in either new build or refurbishment. It’s also quick and simple to install, and competitively priced. Guaranteed...Read More
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AET aids Latvian Bank Award Win
AET’s Flexible Space underfloor air-conditioning system has helped the Alojas Biznesa Centrs, home to the central office of Finland’s Nordea Bank in Riga, secure the highest rating in two categories of a Government-backed competition to find the most energy efficient buildings in Latvia. As part of a €20 million refurbishment project prior to the competition, sustainable solutions provider, AET, supplied the Nordea Bank building with its...Read More
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Cembrit Polishes up Modern Housing in Westerland
Cembrit’s A+ rated Westerland slates have been installed on a prominent Cavanna Homes development in Plymouth. The seventy two properties and their respective garages provide low maintenance and energy efficient dwellings and are situated within close proximity to the city centre on the South Devon coastline. 74,000 of Cembrit’s 600mm x 300mm Westerland graphite slates were used at the Cobham Field development to provide...Read More
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PMA Cable Protection Resolves Nibbling Problem
In recent months, solar power cabling in Switzerland and Germany has been heavily bitten in areas with a high marten population. In some cases the little creatures have chewed through the insulation of a control cable, managing to severe the cable. Thankfully, PMA protection cables are rodent resistant which protects against a frustrating and expensive problem to resolve, particularly when insurers don't always cover the...Read More
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Bilco UK - Professional Development, Courtesy of Bilco UK
Sharing many years of accumulated industry expertise, Bilco UK, the specialist supplier of roof hatches, smoke vents, floor doors and fixed vertical and retractable ladders, is embarking on a programme of CPD presentations both in clients’ premises and as part of a wider industry road show. Each represents a valuable opportunity to acquire fully certified CPD points and gain current knowledge of industry best practice, design and current...Read More
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Clipso - Acoustic Architecture at its Best
CLIPSO is proud to present the Innovation Factory project, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects. The Clipso ceiling system was installed by Danish distributor and installer Ralbo. Set in an old factory in Kolding, Denmark, the Innovation Factory has been converted into a university and education centre. Massive improvements have been made in order to make this building a functional educational centre...Read More
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Sikkens Helps Create Unique Treehouse Accommodation
Coatings from premium woodcare brand, Sikkens, have been used in the creation of a unique development of luxury ‘Treehouses’ at the prestigious Chewton Glen Hotel in Hampshire. The twelve treehouse suites, built to offer guests an experience in luxury and elegance, are located in a wooded valley several hundred metres from the main hotel. The Treehouses appear as floating pavilions that nestle high amongst the trees, ensuring that...Read More
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Bells Power - West London Hospital
Bells Power Ltd have recently completed the installation of a new standby power system at a West London hospital, providing back up power to a new Urgent Care Centre and existing clinical imaging departments. The installation includes the supply of temporary generator’s whilst the existing standby generator (undersized) was de-commissioned and removed form site. Bells Power have supplied a 500kVA standby generator...Read More
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Airedale International - Find us on YouTube
Communicating to our customers has never been easier! With our customers’ use of social media growing, Airedale has launched a new YouTube channel. Videos focus on specification, applications, manufacture, control, after sales support and training. We will continually develop and evolve our YouTube channel with a wealth of content including ‘How To’ guides and product showcases. Make sure you regularly visit the channel...Read More
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Sandtex Trade - Extend the Decorating Season with Sandtex Trade 365
The outdoor decorating season comes to an end at this time of year because conventional water borne masonry paints cannot be relied upon to dry properly in temperatures below 5°c and there’s no point applying it outside if there’s the slightest threat of rain in the air. Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint offers specifiers the opportunity to extend exterior painting programmes during the winter, even if it’s really cold outside...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - The Aga Khan University Hospital
Established in 1958, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) is a private, nonprofit institution that provides tertiary and secondary level health care services. The decision to upgrade the Hospital to a tertiary level teaching hospital was taken in order to respond to the health care needs of the people of East Africa. AKUH,N is a premier provider of ambulatory care and quality in patient services, including critical care. The Challenge...Read More
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