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SIG Rhepanol System Waterproofs BladeRoom Data Centres Worldwide
A bespoke Rhepanol fk single ply roofing membrane system designed by SIG Design & Technology is the preferred waterproofing for BladeRoom Data Centres. The BladeRoom is an extremely energy efficient, scalable data centre product, assembled almost entirely from pre-engineered components in a controlled factory environment. BladeRoom Data Centres can be operational between 12-18 weeks and are shipped and installed...Read More
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Levolux takes Sustainability to a New Level
Originally built in 1991 as one of the earlier phases of the renowned Broadgate development, the eleven storey office building, 199 Bishopsgate in central London recently benefited from a £35 million refurbishment project, including a new roof level Louvred plant enclosure and internal Roller Blinds, both courtesy of Levolux. John Robertson Architects carried out the refurbishment design, which followed a comprehensive brief...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Aquapanel Exterior Speeds Construction at Marlborough Park
A £23 million showpiece development in the South West of England is under construction using Knauf Aquapanel Exterior from Knauf Drywall to provide a swiftly installed, weatherproof envelope that is also an attractive façade. Marlborough Park near Swindon is a development by Places for People on the site of the former Burmah Castrol HQ. It consists of 204 properties of which 36 are houses, 168 are apartments and 14 flats are over-garage...Read More
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Cembrit - Cemsix Provides Cover for New Dairy Farm
A new large dairy complex just east of the small town of Nairn, Scotland, is providing the perfect showcase for Cembrit’s Cemsix corrugated sheeting. The farm is located on the Moray Firth in the north of Scotland so the farm needed a roof that was able to withstand the often demanding weather conditions. With its durable and robust qualities Cemsix was the perfect solution and its discreet, grey colour perfectly complements the...Read More
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Schueco UK Welcomes Booth Industries to its Partner Network
Building envelope and solar products specialist Schueco UK Limited has announced that Booth Industries of Bolton, a global leader in the design and construction of high-integrity doors, windows and modular wall systems, is joining the Schueco Partner Network. The Network – the most coveted in the building industry - covers the whole of Great Britain and Schueco Partners have long been involved in major high-value projects in both private...Read More
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Dow’s Marco Victorious in Channel Windsurf Challenge
"An amazing crossing which was far tougher than I originally thought" – that was the reaction of European marketing director for STYROFOAM™ manufacturer Dow Building Solutions, Marco ten Bruggencate, as he reflected on his successful crossing of the English Channel by windsurf in mid-September. Marco embarked on the ambitious challenge to raise money for a charity called KiKa, which funds research into...Read More
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Artemide - Second Part of the Competition for University Students
Artemide has announced the second part of the competition for university students. Artemide Lighthouse Competition was inspired by the philosophy "Responsible Light". It will give participants the opportunity to design and shape works - futuristic, international and innovative. The goal is to find approaches that go beyond the patterns known and probe the area between the theatrical presentation, art and architecture. Artemide has...Read More
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Tensid UK Ltd - Removing Paint with 'Light'
Tensid UK Ltd. has increased its range of innovative surface treatment products and now supplies the latest model of the Speedheater infrared paint removal system. An easy-to-use tool that lifts old paint without the need for chemicals. The Speedheater infrared paint stripper can soften multiple layers of paint in 30-90 seconds! What makes the Speedheater unique is it can safely be used for the removal of lead-based...Read More
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Munters Saves 478 Tonnes CO2* for QinetiQ Battery Production Plant
Munters creates energy saving, low dew point conditions for advanced battery system dry rooms at QinetiQ. QinetiQ is a world leader in providing technology-based independent advice and support to customers in the Aerospace, Defence and Security industry. QinetiQ’s Power Sources Research and Development team, based in the UK, works with a wide range of industry and academic partners in developing advanced battery...Read More
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Eaton Forges ahead in Solar Power
Eaton’s Electrical Sector has further extended its strong presence is the solar energy sector by supplying and installing complete BoS (balance of system) solutions for three major new solar energy parks (developed and owned by Lightsource Renewable Energy). The largest of the new parks, at Chittering in Cambridgeshire, has an installed capacity of 5MWp. The other two parks, at Great Knowle Farm and Eastacombe Farm in Devon...Read More
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PMA UK - The Right Size Conduit for the Job
This past month team GB have shown that planning and preparation is an essential part of achieving success. PMA advise that this same level of strategic planning is necessary when selecting cable protection. Choosing the right size of conduit is key to long-term planning and success. But did you know that PMA recommends a 70% filling grade? During the Olympics, we’ve heard much about the world-class athlete’s journeys...Read More
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Honeywell Control Systems - Plumbase Stockwell Scoops top Honeywell Prize
Leading heating control company, Honeywell is congratulating the Stockwell Plumbase store for their hard work in driving sales around the key Honeywell ‘Fit a Thermostat’ message. The four-month promotion reinforced the “Fit a Thermostat” message across the whole range of Honeywell controls products, with the Stockwell Plumbase store scooping the top Honeywell prize of £500. The main focus was to promote the DT92E room...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - CIBSE Discovers Breathing Buildings Water Bath Methods
Breathing Buildings hosted a CIBSE seminar on Low Energy Natural Ventilation on 20 September in the Cambridge office. The seminar was well attended by architects and engineers. The interactive style of the seminar made for an engaging and stimulating afternoon. The seminar was led by Shaun Fitzgerald, who used numerous video clips of laboratory analogue experiments of natural ventilation to reveal the wide range of flow patterns...Read More
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Xylem Lowara UK Appoints New National Commercial Building Services Mananger
Xylem Lowara UK Ltd has appointed Chris Conquest as the National Commercial Building Services Manager for its market leading Lowara brand. Managing a national team of specialists, Chris will be responsible for the development of opportunities in the commercial building services sector – an important area of growth for Lowara. “The Lowara team are dedicated to building relationships throughout the commercial building services...Read More
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