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SIG Design & Technology - Rhepanol fk – A Most Versatile Membrane
Rhepanol fk from SIG Design & Technology was chosen to waterproof five areas of roofing with a total area of 949 m2 on a residential scheme at Worcester Park, Surrey. Built by a national house-builder, the residential complex at 68-72 Salisbury Road comprises three new-build blocks of terraced-style homes. Two identical blocks comprise six units, each with a rear and front balcony (these blocks are designed with...Read More
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Hitachi Alarm Code App Provides Solutions
Hitachi Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ARG) has developed a handy new App for Smart phones, that can also be viewed on the web, which will provide service engineers with fast, easy access to alarm codes and their meanings. The App is an alarm code identification tool and also provides detailed ‘troubleshooting’ flowcharts directly on Smart phones or via the web. This information is available 24/7, making diagnosing...Read More
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Telling Architectural - Light Transmitting Concrete for Bank of Georgia
A fascinating new light transmitting concrete panel is now being offered by Telling Architectural and features extensively in a recently completed building project in the Eastern European state of Georgia. The Lucem light transmitting concrete is made from crushed marble aggregate, white cement and thousands of embedded optical fibres through which natural and artificial light can penetrate. When the board of the Bank of...Read More
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Frenger Systems - Wyre Forest District Council Civic Offices, Kidderminster
Frenger Systems have been awarded the contract to supply exposed Multi-Service Chilled Beams (MSCB's) to the new Wyre Forest District Council Civic Offices located in Kidderminster. The new 2 storey HQ building will provide accommodation for council employees currently spread over multiple buildings. The building has been designed with the aim of achieving an ‘excellent’ BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Bluewater’s Glow Benefits from Seamless Performance
The stunning new £60m events venue, Glow, Bluewater in Kent shows off both the extraordinary versatility of Knauf Drywall’s Apertura plasterboard and its outstanding acoustic performance. Designed by internationally renowned architects and exhibition experts Denton, Corker Marshall, the 5,200m2 events and exhibition venue is conceived of as a major landmark within Bluewater, providing additional reasons for over 28.1...Read More
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Chairs4work are one of the Fastest Growing Suppliers of Office Chairs Within the UK
We stock a wide range of chairs suitable for all office environments including call centres, meeting rooms & reception areas. We have everything from the finest Italian leather executive chairs to budget operators chairs useful for a start up business or home office as well as cafeteria and restaurant furniture. Most of our chairs are available on 48 hours delivery. Our range includes the superb ‘Eames’ inspired Italian designed leather...Read More
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Dimplex - Electric Heating From Dimplex – A Real Power House!
Electric heating from Dimplex has been selected to help keep a major south coast power station running, with a selection of industrial fan heaters, panel convectors and radiant heaters making sure workers are comfortable year-round. Located on Southampton Water within the New Forest National Park, Fawley Power Station is an oil-fired facility, generating 1000MW of electricity from heavy fuel oil. It’s available 24 hours a day, all year round...Read More
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Cembrit Clad for the Big Screen
Cembrit’s cladding range Urbannature has been used on a new, purpose-built cinema in the heart of Newquay, Cornwall. The colour range inspired both by nature and sophisticated urban living, adds a modern look to the traditional coastal town surroundings, while establishing the building as a visual landmark in the locality. The Lighthouse is a contemporary cinema designed by cinema specialist, NBDA Ltd. The building is...Read More
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TROX UK - Positive Results for TROX
The TROX Group had a satisfactory year during 2011, despite the economic downturn. Group turnover showed positive growth, increasing by 11% from EUR 350 million to about EUR 390 million, putting it ahead of 2008 (a record-breaking year). In comparison with the previous financial year, the TROX GmbH turnover in Germany rose in the two digit percent range. This represents the company's highest ever domestic turnover...Read More
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Socomec UPS UK Appoints New Sales Director
Peter Chai-Tsai has joined Socomec UPS, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of critical power equipment, as UK Sales Director. Peter Chai Tsai has joined Socomec’s UK critical power business in the role of Sales Director. An extremely experienced commercial leader in the critical power industry, Peter has previously worked for Emerson Network Power, Active Power, Cyberex and MGE. Andy Wilkinson, Managing Director...Read More
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THE SAFETY LETTERBOX COMPANY - Digital Locking File Storage Cabinet
A local Council Authority contacted The Safety Letterbox Company because they required a secure lockable File Storage Cabinet to enable their on-site contractors to access relevant information concerning policy and procedures. 'As an audit and risk requirement, we have to source lockable cupboards to house at least 5 lever arch files with information that needs to be available for on site contractors, fire brigade, etc. Please could...Read More
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Banyards Awarded Wren Court
Banyard have been awarded the Wren Court contract including the pre-occupation remedial works for Threadneedle Pension Properties. The contract covers full Planned and Reactive maintenance services on a 24 hour / 365 day response criteria, and mechanical, electrical and public health minor new works service on an ad-hoc call off basis. “Threadneedle has an outstanding track record in UK equities, and an active management approach...Read More
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Panasonic Appoints New Air-To-Water Business Developer
Following a year of significant growth, Panasonic has announced the appointment of Graham Evans as Air-to-Water Business Developer. Marc Diaz, UK and Ireland Country Manager explains: “It is a pleasure to welcome Graham to our heating and cooling team. We are continuing our programme of investment in the UK market, growing our team and creating state-of-the-art training facilities. Graham’s appointment comes at a time...Read More
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DULUX TRADE Weathershield ‘Putts’ A Winning Finish On Golf Clubhouse
Rufford Park Golf & Country Club’s popular clubhouse in Nottinghamshire has undergone a substantial renovation, using Dulux Trade Weathershield Ultimate Opaque to give a fresh, durable finish to its exterior woodwork. The timber-clad clubhouse is set in 270 acres of park and woodland within the heart of Sherwood Forest and contains a bar, restaurant and function room, regularly used by the golf club’s members and visitors...Read More
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