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RMIG - A Colourful Work of Art
The architects from Aperto aimed to create something special for future generations of students from the Rinkeby Academy. The result has been called a work of art. The Rinkeby School and Academy near Stockholm acts as a cultural focus for the residents of the community. The purpose of the Rinkeby Academy is to provide a bridge between education and business in the area and to help prepare young people for employment...Read More
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Colman-Moducel - Lifeboat Centre Benefits from Fanwall Technology
Colman Moducel’s award winning energy saving FANWALL TECHNOLOGY® has met the air handling requirements of the RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) in Cowes. Two identical LKP units with FANWALL TECHNOLOGY® units were manufactured by Colman Moducel, (part of the Eaton-Williams Group Limited) at its Stoke-on-Trent facility and have been installed side by side at the centre to form 6w x 3h LKP units, supplying...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Retro Design Calls for Creative Solutions
Dunham-Bush, once again, embraces a challenging project where, working closely with the consultant and contractor, a bespoke solution was devised in order to fully satisfy the customers requirements. Nap Pharmaceuticals embarked on a complete refurbishment of several floors of a 1970's listed building requiring new heating and cooling for open plan and compartmentalised office space. Although replacement of ceiling void...Read More
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Knauf Brio Cuts Costs & Speeds up Work on Student Flats
Subcontractors working on accommodation for students at Exeter University were able to install soundproof flooring eight weeks ahead of schedule, cut labour costs and avoid any risk of delays to other trades by using the Brio system of easily installed dry floor screed boards developed by Knauf Drywall. Opal 1, the £7.2 million development by Ocon Property Group, consists of four timber-framed buildings of three or four...Read More
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SSQ UK - Slating as an Art!
Why is it that across continental Europe, slating seems to be regarded as an art, whereas most building professionals in the UK simply regard it as just another building material? Look at buildings in Germany (like the one featured), France or Switzerland and you find that slate roofs are accepted as a major part of the overall design. The way that they are executed suggests that the slater actually regards himself as an artist rather...Read More
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Tarkett Leads the Way at Kent & Canterbury Hospital
The Kent & Canterbury Hospital has recently undergone a major refurbishment programme to replace its existing floorcoverings, which were in very poor condition. As the hospital has expanded and altered over the last few years, it was decided to rationalise the colour scheme at the same time to make wayfinding simpler. Tarkett’s vinyl floorings deliver exceptional performance to meet the high demands of modern healthcare facilities...Read More
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Komfort - Strengthens Southern Region with Two New Appointments
Tim Surman joins Komfort as Sales Director covering the south of the UK – a market he knows well thanks to the 20 years of experience in system partitioning. Tim brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having previously worked for Clestra Hauserman where he was Managing Director. Based in Komfort’s head office in Horsham, Tim will be responsible for the southern sales team. Glenn Davies comes to Komfort as a...Read More
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Euroclad - David Lloyd Club
With colours, lines and curves that perfectly complement each other, the new David Lloyd Club in Farnham provides you with the motivation to be your best even before entering the building. This inspiration is helped in no small part by the metal envelope that we manufactured. Our curved aluminium standing seam roof, weathered copper Vieo walls and precisely manufactured and installed perimeter fabrications come together perfectly to...Read More
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Panasonic Working with Waxman
Continuing to increase company awareness, business opportunities and future long-term growth, Panasonic has recently signed a distribution agreement for its super-efficient Aquarea air source heat pump range with Waxman Renewables. Based in Elland, West Yorkshire, Waxman’s showroom and training centre is an impressive 40,000ft². The company has over 50 years’ experience, and the group’s Chairman, Richard...Read More
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Cablofil Helps Thomas & Friends™ Stay on Track
More than 2km of Cablofil steel wire tray has been used for the electrical installation at the Drayton Manor Hotel; the four-star hotel that has transformed Drayton Manor Theme Park from a fun day out into a destination. The 150-room hotel includes 11 Thomas & Friends™ themed family rooms, restaurants, bars and a hospitality suite. All guest rooms have Freeview TV and Wi-Fi access and the electrical installation also...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - STYROFOAM Specifier Wins in First Ever UK Passivhaus Award
Norfolk-based practice Parsons + Whittley Architects has won the residential category of the first ever UK Passivhaus Awards for a scheme which was insulated with STYROFOAM™ insulation. The UK Passivhaus Awards were launched by the Passivhaus Trust to celebrate the achievements of Passivhaus pioneers in the UK, to highlight that Passivhaus can apply to any building type and to show that Passivhaus design can...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Keyless Digital Mailbox Solution
The Brief - To increase the secure handling and storage of the companies mail as they found that they were losing and misplacing their post, sorting and distribution of the mail was time consuming and that there were no secure measures in place regarding access and privacy to sensitive mail being distributed around the company. Incoming mail would be posted into individual mailboxes via a letterflap and then retrieved...Read More
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TROX Boosts Sales Team for the South East
Rick Harrison has been appointed Key Account Manager by TROX UK, strengthening field-based support for customers in London and the south east of England. Rick will be responsible for a number of key accounts, providing technical assistance for air conditioning specifiers and system designers, working closely with the team based at TROX’s London regional sales office. His role will include maintaining relationships with...Read More
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Airedale International - Chillventa 9-11 October 2012, Nuremberg, Germany
Airedale International Air Conditioning is exhibiting at Chillventa 2012, Nuremberg, Germany, 9-11 October - visit us in Hall 7, stand 7-418. Chillventa is one of the world’s leading exhibitions for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps industry. Airedale will be exhibiting a range of new and refined products incorporating the very latest technology and providing integrated cooling solutions for wide-ranging applications...Read More
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