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SIG Design & Technology - Waveform Roof Structure Blends with High Peak’s Rolling...
Armourplan PVC and Recticel Insulation by SIG Design & Technology were selected for a 12,000 m² roof to a bottling plant in a rural location on the outskirts of an historical Derbyshire spa town. The FMCG company chose to build the new facility away from the site of the natural spring, piping the water some two miles out of town to this green field bottling and distribution site. To ensure the roof blended seamlessly with the breathtaking...Read More
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Abacus Supports the Future of the Lighting Industry
LIA Outstanding Student of the Year Award Held at Drapers’ Hall, London. Daniel Green from the company Havells Sylvania has been presented with the prestigious Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Outstanding Student of the Year 2012 Award. The prominent industry awards, supported by Abacus Lighting for the past eleven years, were established to recognise the most outstanding student on the LIA Certificate course. The course...Read More
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UPSL - Olympic-Sized Power Protection
With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games a month away, data centre operators are being advised to prepare for the significant increase in power consumption across the capital, as well as any conceivable disruptions occurring during the competitions’ six weeks schedule. “It’s virtually impossible to predict the true impact the Olympics will have on power consumption with any degree of certainty so, with that in mind, it is...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Cable Guy Brings new Vision to Marshall-Tufflex Sales Operation
Experienced sales executive Kevin Durkin has joined leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex as its new representative covering Scotland. Newly-married Mr Durkin lives in Glasgow. In his previous role for Middlesbrough-based Cleveland Cable he developed close links with both electrical wholesalers and electrical contractors throughout Scotland, experience that will stand him in good stead in his new role promoting Marshall...Read More
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Euroclad - Mayesbrook Athletic Stadium
Sir Steve Redgrave and Sam Ramsamy, Executive Member of the International Olympic Committee, opened the Mayesbrook Athletics Arena in Barking and Dagenham yesterday. The arena, which is an official London 2012 Games Time Training Venue, has been completely refurbished using £2m funding from the Olympic Delivery Authority. We were pleased to supply the entire building envelope for this important development and...Read More
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Munters Create the Best Cold Store Conditions in Eighteen Years
Munters IceDry reduces ice and snow at Kitchen Range Foods for a cleaner, safer cold store. Kitchen Range Foods has been producing sweet and savoury frozen food products for over 30 years. Part of the International Marfrig Group, they supply products to big brands food outlets as well as national and regional food wholesalers. Kitchen Range Foods had suffered from a common problem experienced by many frozen and chilled food...Read More
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Socomec UPS Appoints New Critical Power Applications Manager
Industry expert, Jon Park, has joined Socomec UPS - Europe’s leading manufacturer of critical power equipment - in the role of Critical Power Applications Manager. In this new role, Jon is responsible for developing specific critical power solutions to meet individual customer needs. Jon has more than twenty years’ experience in the industry in a variety of R&D, engineering, operational and commercial roles. Previously, Jon...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Aquapanel & Monocouche Blossom at Chelsea Flower Show
The centre piece of one of the Chelsea Flower Show’s top exhibits – a dramatic pavilion modelled upon the circular trullo houses found in Puglia, Italy – was made possible using innovative products from two market-leading companies, Knauf Drywall and Monocouche Render Systems. The Royal Bank of Canada’s exhibit is one of the highlights of the show, winning a Silver-Gilt Medal this year, and this year the same team – The Landscape...Read More
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Crown Paints Flags up the Jubilee Spirit
Crown Paints has used the power of colour to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The company has commissioned its own eye-catching painted Union Jack, on the side of a terraced house near its headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire. Specially-selected shades were created for the project, using Sandtex Trade High Cover Smooth, to make a stunning display in the community. Kathryn Lloyd, of Crown Paints Colour Service, developed...Read More
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Tarkett Flooring Goes Boldly On!
In 2006, a vast collection of Tarkett flooring was installed throughout a new build school in Boldon, South Tyneside. With over 1000 pupils attending every year, the flooring has had to withstand intensive daily use over the last 6 years. Throughout that time, Tarkett has given outstanding performance, with all the floors still looking as fresh as the day they were installed. And they are still delivering high performance, beautiful surfaces...Read More
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Sandtoft - School has its Moment in the Sun with Sandtoft’s PV48
A primary school in Gloucestershire has become the first school in the UK to use Sandtoft’s PV48 solar roofing system. Walmore Hill Primary School in Minsterworth near Gloucester was selected by Gloucestershire County Council to incorporate solar technology into the body of the new school roof. Designed to integrate with virtually all types of slate and tile, the PV48 system incorporates black photovoltaic panels with matching...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Project Reflexions for Barratt Developments PLC
A recent interesting and highly prestigious Barratt development in Hounslow required a mailbox solution that was fitting with the highly design led image and site profile. Architects Michael Aukett had a vision for banks of mailboxes to appear suspended throughout the reception area. The COM 2 mailboxes were clad in Sycamore Veneer and contained a LED lighting arrangement. All boxes were engraved and infilled with 'electric blue' to...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Lifelong Learning with the ARDEX CPD Academy
ARDEX UK is committed to providing RIBA approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Seminars that allow an attendee to improve and broaden their knowledge and skills base within the key construction industry sectors of tiling and flooring. The knowledge gained through an ARDEX CPD Seminar will have a positive impact on an attendee’s ability to specify and implement best practice, leading to more accurate...Read More
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Space Air is the Largest & Only Distributor with it’s Own Delivery Fleet!
We deliver to our customers faster and more efficiently to all site locations. Space Air made 11,798 deliveries to our customers last year, on time! All our lorries have roll top and sides, which speeds up loading and unloading time, when available space is limited. Using the roll top and sides gives us the ability to deliver in restricted areas with less chance of damaging products. Our vehicles have built in tracking system where our...Read More
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Other Industry News
Dulux Trade Launches New Woodcare Website
Armstrong Launches its new Ceilings Bible
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