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Knauf Drywall Supplies Swift Solutions For Holiday Complex
Innovative plaster products from Knauf Drywall have simplified and accelerated the development of a purpose-built £3 million plus entertainment complex for Cofton Holiday Park, the award-winning four star holiday park near Dawlish, Devon. The new complex will cater for up to 2000 people and features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a country bar, function room, amusement arcade, gym and soft play area. The new facility is...Read More
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Swish Building Products - A Breath of Fresh Air: Swish Delivers Part F Solution
Swish Building Products offer a range of ‘over’ fascia ventilators that provide unobtrusive roof ventilation replacing the need for vented soffit. Available in 10mm and 25mm options, these offer a clean unbroken sight lines to the roofline. The Swish ventilators offer complete compliance with Part F of Building Regulations for England and Wales. Under these regulations roofs with a pitch between 15° and 70° and insulation at...Read More
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Catnic - The Appliance of Lintel Psi-ence
Catnic has invested heavily in the research and development of thermally modelled details, to provide efficient psi-values for its lintels. This means that when specifying Catnic’s steel lintels, house builders, architects and building engineers can achieve the best possible SAP ratings and, going forward, the most operationally energy and therefore carbon efficient buildings that comply with Part L1A 2010 of the building regulations...Read More
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Munters - Coloplast Cut Carbon Footprint by 230 Tons Yearly
The Danish company Coloplast cuts energy bill dramatically by implementing Munters Energy Recovery Purge sector in dehumidifiers. The Coloplast company develops and manufactures products for ostomy, urology and continence care, wound and skin care. Coloplast operates globally, employing more 7,000 people and is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange . For many years Coloplast has been working closely...Read More
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Prysmian FP Firefix takes Centre Stage at Aylesbury Theatre
FP Firefix clips have been used to install the 15,000 metres of Prysmian FP200 Gold® and FP Plus™ supplying and protecting the prestigious Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. FP cables and fixings were used for the fire alarm and emergency lighting system with additional voice evacuation. The installation began in January 2009 as part of a £3.8 million electrical installation by Darke and Taylor Ltd. The new theatre has replaced...Read More
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Socomec UPS - World First - Environmentally Friendly Air-Powered Generator System...
The Co-operative Bank’s Pyramid building in Stockport today (13 August) became the first major data centre in the world to use a compressed air electricity generating system to supply backup power. The new environmentally-friendly system uses clean, compressed air and replaces scores of lead acid batteries which were needed to supply power in case the mains electricity supply was interrupted. The new system, termed the...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - Costa Rican Institute of Electricity
Grupo ICE is the sole provider of electricity serving over 4 million citizens, and the biggest telecom company in Costa Rica. Customer Profile - Founded in 1949, Grupo ICE is a Costa Rican state-owned holding company that controls assets in electric energy generation, transmission and distribution. Grupo ICE owns 100% of the transmission systems in the country and provides energy to 39% of the population. In telecommunications...Read More
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Dulux Trade - Senior Contracts Manager Selects Dulux Trade Woodcare To Transform...
There is always pressure on painting contractors to ensure they do the best job they can for their customers. However, when the client in question happens to be a Senior Contracts Manager at construction giant Jarvis Contracting, the pressure to deliver can be just that bit more intense. Bryan Burgess, Senior Contracts Manager for Jarvis Contracting’s Affordable and Sustainable Homes Division, commissioned Jason Hay...Read More
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Armstrong - Space-Saving Armstrong Pumps Ease the Way for Regent Street Refurb
Innovative pump design from Armstrong has provided a solution for space limitations at a prestigious refurbishment project in London’s Regent Street. Quadrant, Regent Street, forms part of one of the most ambitious projects seen in the West End. It involves the conversion of the Grade II listed Regent Palace Hotel in Piccadilly, to create a mix of office, retail, residential and restaurant space around a central atrium. Originally built for...Read More
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Panasonic’s Pro Academy Celebrates its Centurian
Since its launch at the end of September 2011, the Panasonic PRO Academy has seen more than 100 contractors, distributors, installers and specifiers pass through its doors. The successful Bracknell-based training facility, which was opened by Enrique Vilamitjana, PAPAEU’s Managing Director on 28 September 2011, continues to prove the ideal learning platform for trade employees. Headed up by Panasonic’s Training and Technical...Read More
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UK Flood Barriers - Donates Defence Solutions to Local Victims of Devastating Floods
Flood Angel® Flood Defender provided immediate protection when family hit by third flood in as many weeks Leading supplier and manufacturer of flood defence products, UK Flood Barriers has offered support to a family who were victim to catastrophic flooding last month in Hereford by donating and installing its innovative Flood Angel® Flood Defender barriers. The Roberts family lost almost everything they owned when...Read More
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Space Air Creates in-House, Bespoke Design Components ~ Finding the Right Solution...
We have the facilities and creativity to design and manufacture bespoke components for your unique projects that require a different approach. What can Space Air create for you? Protective Cages A range of cages designed to fit outdoor units to protect from impact damage and vandalism. Weatherproofing Modules VAM and FXMQ units can be weather proofed when they need to be externally positioned. Bespoke Enclosures...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Roadshow Shows how to Decarbonise our Social Housing
Mitsubishi Electric is launching a series of free, one-day seminars focusing on how air source heat pumps can help housing associations and social landlords combat carbon reduction and battle against fuel poverty. Events are being held at London’s Building Centre in Store Street (25 September); Mitsubishi Electric’s HQ in Hatfield (27 September); The Build Store, Swindon (6 November); the Mercure Hotel, Exeter (7 November)...Read More
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