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Unistrut - Increases UK Production Capacity
Unistrut, has expanded product development and increased production capacity at its UK plant in West Bromwich. £1 million has been invested in the factory and some of Unistrut’s European production has been relocated to West Bromwich. Unistrut, part of Atkore International, is a global business with facilities in the UK, USA, Australia, France, New Zealand and China. It is best known for the metal framing systems pioneered...Read More
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AET - Flexible Space Speaks Louder than Words with AET
AET, the global leader in underfloor air-conditioning, has announced that installation of its Flexible Space System has now topped more than 2.5 million square metres, with the system helping to provide space saving, low energy comfort heating and cooling for some of the world’s most prestigious commercial developments. “The Flexible Space System has reached another impressive milestone,” says Glan Blake Thomas, Managing Director...Read More
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Levolux Brings Home Comfort to Dunelm Mill
The £8 million new headquarters development for homewares retailer, Dunelm Mill in Leicester successfully balances sustainability with striking good looks, with help from an external Solar Shading solution from Levolux. The development provides 50,000 sq feet (5,000 m&sup2) of office accommodation arranged over two floors, with four connected blocks. Designed by CPMG Architects, the buildings benefit from state-of-the-art technology which...Read More
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Pilkington Planar™ Tops the Class at Royal Veterinary College
Pilkington Planar™ has been specified as part of a refurbishment project at the Royal Veterinary College’s Hawkshead campus in Hertfordshire. The glass was installed throughout the new main entrance and reception area, as well as in the museum and laboratories. Founded in 1791, the Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. It provides a range of veterinary-focused...Read More
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Tarkett Delivers Solutions for 21st Century Learning Environment
Having been destroyed by fire in 2009, Campsmount Technology College in Doncaster has now risen from the ashes with a brand new, state-of-the-art building. The £10.5 million facility has been fitted out with a variety of vinyl flooring solutions from Tarkett, including specialist safety and sports flooring. Titan Flooring installed over 8000m&sup2 of Tarkett products throughout Campsmount, including Micra Premium in all circulation zones...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Domus Chooses GIFAfloor for Flagship Showroom
When Domus – the UK’s leading supplier of tiles to developers and architectural specifiers –fitted out its 6,500ft2 flagship showroom in London’s Clerkenwell, it specified GIFAfloor from Knauf Drywall. “The flooring is crucial to displaying our products at their best and GIFA is ideal because it provides an extremely solid and stable floor,” says Peter Dawson, Domus’ Technical Director. “It is an excellent substrate for the very large porcelain tiles...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - STYROFOAM to Share in the Glory of the London 2012...
With less than 100 days to go before this summer’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Dow Building Solutions team can tell family and friends that their STYROFOAM products will have a part to play. Thousands of STYROFOAM-A insulation boards made at Dow’s manufacturing site in King’s Lynn have been installed on several structures within the London 2012 Olympic Park, which will be seen by billions of people around...Read More
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Cembrit - Duquesa Upholds Victorian Values at Infants School
Following a recent refurbishment, Duquesa natural roofing slate from Cembrit is helping to preserve the traditional character of Bromley Road Infants School in Beckenham. Installed as part of a two phase project, Duquesa slates provide the finishing touch to the traditional building design while adding modern roof covering performance to the development. Bromley Road Infants is situated in the heart of Beckenham. The school was first...Read More
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Space Air - It will be illegal to use HCFC R-22 refrigerant throughout Europe by 2015!
As Daikin distributor since 1980, Space Air believes in these environmental changes and has the resources and knowledge to advise on replacement options ahead of the legislation deadlines. The legislation deadline starts from 1st January 2015, that’s less than 33 months to a complete ban of the use of R-22. There are many benefits of changing your R-22 System, the R 410A is more energy efficient, has lower CO2 emissions and a...Read More
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Honeywell Control Systems - Ice Cool & Energy Efficient
Eclipse Controls, a partner of CentraLine by Honeywell, has installed a HAWK system complete with a Lon IO to upgrade the existing Building management system (BMS) of Deeside Leisure Centre and Ice Rink - the National Centre for Ice Sports in Wales. Located in Flintshire, North Wales, the building includes an Olympic sized ice rink and extreme sports centre, spa, fitness suite, 3G football pitches, 8-court sports halls and squash...Read More
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Trend Controls’ Industry Leading Training Scheme Produces Student of the Year at...
At the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards 2012, Trend Controls’ Attitude Apprenticeship Scheme cemented its position as the industry’s leading training scheme after Philip Budd of Berkeley Environmental Services was announced as Student of the Year. Held at the St John's Hotel in Solihull on 10th May, the event brought together the entire building controls industry to celebrate its accomplishments. Facing stiff...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Burj Khalifa - Armani Suite Mailbox Installation
At more than 828 metres high, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building. The Safety Letterbox Company rose to the demanding design challenge of supplying a unique mailbox solution for exclusive apartments within this impressive skyscraper. As the UK’s leading manufacturer of secure mailing systems, worked closely with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architects to produce the bespoke arrangement of 28 banks of 50...Read More
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DULUX TRADE Paint Makes New School Brighter
A brand new primary school in South Wales has been made brighter with help from the Dulux Trade Light & Space colour range. Used in Frosted Dawn, the innovative light reflective coating was applied to interior walls at Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel School in Llanelli, helping create a stimulating learning environment for pupils. Carmarthenshire County Council, which led the project, wanted to construct a school which made an architectural...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric Joins Call for Heat Pump Regulatory Reform
Mitsubishi Electric is joining the UK’s leading heat pump manufacturers and installers to jointly set out a vision detailing how industry and Government can achieve a radical decarbonising of residential heating in the UK by 2030. “The current regulatory environment remains a source of uncertainty for the sector, yet we have the eight leading heat pump companies ready and willing to work with Government to develop a...Read More
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