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Cembrit - BBA Certified Slates Provide Attractive Finish to New Housing Development
The oldest street in Coventry features a newly built housing development that remains in keeping with the area’s historic background, thanks to the installation of Cembrit’s Jutland fibre cement slates. Far Gosford Street is the setting of many historic stories, from the banishment of Henry IV that lead to the Wars of the Roses in 1398 to the vivid stories of the night of the November blitz in 1940. Now, it features...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Under Floor Air Conditioning Upsurge in Latvia
AET Flexible Space; in conjunction with their distribution partner in Latvia, Hitex, are delighted to have received orders to supply their under floor air conditioning systems to several major refurbishment projects in Riga. AET Flexible Space has previously achieved success in Latvia at the Nordea Bank Headquarters in Riga, a building awarded with "Most Energy Efficient Building" and "Most Sustainable Building" in Latvia 2011. The AET...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Liberty
Breathing Buildings was delighted to hear the Prime Brass rendition of Souza’s Liberty Bell on Tim Lihoreau’s Classic FM Breakfast show on 14 October 2016. This is the first time in four years that Tim has used a new recording, and this recording was made in a Breathing Building. Prime Brass recorded the track this year at the Ace Foundation Stapleford Granary, chosen because of its amazing facilities and remarkable acoustic...Read More
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Flowcrete UK Partners with London Design Studio Material Lab
Architects in London will now be able to browse Flowcrete UK’s resin flooring solutions at Material Lab, the cutting-edge design studio on Great Titchfield Street. Material Lab provides a space for architects and interior designers to immerse themselves in surface coverings of every kind - and now a variety of Flowcrete UK’s decorative resin solutions will be joining the studio’s extensive collection of inspirational resources. Customers...Read More
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Pilkington Chosen for Energy-Efficient Essex New Build
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has supplied more than 100 of its high-performance insulating glass units (IGUs) to an exclusive, new build apartment development in Essex for Weston Homes. The contract, which sees Pilkington collaborate with windows and doors manufacturer Emplas and window installation specialist Portico, specifies Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage units for its energy-efficient...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Holiday Inn Express uses Innovative Hybrid Air Conditioning
A new 250-bedroom hotel has become the first in the UK to use an innovative hybrid air conditioning technology that removes the need to install leak detection equipment in occupied rooms. The Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre in central Birmingham is using Mitsubishi Electric’s Hybrid VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system to keep guests comfortable in a controllable, energy efficient way, whilst still offering the full...Read More
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Wieland Makes a Powerful Connection at One Puddle Dock
Wieland Electric has supplied its popular Metalynx² structured wiring system as part of the £20 million refurbishment contract of One Puddle Dock, a six storey commercial premises in the City of London. The refurbishment includes the removal of existing services, partitions and floor coverings of the 100,000 sq. ft. floor space and refurbing to Cat A standard for the sub-let space. Other office areas will be fitted out to Cat B standard which...Read More
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TORMAX Races Ahead
Reflecting the cutting-edge nature of the work being carried out by RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments), TORMAX was contracted to design and install a prestigious 3-wing revolving entrance combined with automatic pass door, delivering easy access for staff and visitors to the research facility near Oxford. Representing one of the most advanced operators on the market, the swing door is powered by a TORMAX...Read More
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Construction Specialties - Acrovyn by Design Adds Drama to Bochum Stadium...
Construction Specialties has helped convert the players tunnel into a work of art at Bochum Stadium in Germany. C/S Acrovyn by Design with embedded images of an old mineshaft have been installed in the players tunnel to dramatically reflect the history of the club and its surroundings. "The gallery in the players’ tunnel will give the players a perfect impression of what it is like to be down a real mine," explains Dr Siegfried Müller...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Helping Deliver Ultimate Comfort & Flexibility
An innovative approach to guest requirements is helping a new venue blend excellence in modern hotel provision with a historic setting. The four-star Mannin Hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man was originally built during Victorian times; now it has undergone a three-year, £6million re-build. Unlike any other hotel on the island, the Mannin features air conditioning, stylishly delivered in all guest bedrooms and the major public areas using British...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Ceiling Fan Suitable for Exterior Use
Bring your seating area to the outdoors and stay extra cool with this exterior ceiling fan. Perfect for verandas or balconies where a cool gentle breeze is required. Great for staying cool while you watch the children swim or entertain your BBQ guests. The blades are constructed of transparent acrylic which is impact resistant and stronger than other plastics - perfect for withstanding the elements. The DC motor is housed...Read More
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ABB & Fluor Partner to Deliver Power Substation Projects Globally
ABB and Fluor have formed a global strategic partnership for the execution of large turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for electrical substations. By combining ABB’s world-leading technology and its market leadership position in power transmission and distribution with Fluor’s expertise and experience in delivering large EPC projects, the partnership will help meet the evolving need of power...Read More
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Danfoss - Need Help with the Correct Sizing of AC Drives?
Confusion often surrounds the correct sizing of variable frequency drives (VFDs). Even knowing when and how to choose one in the first place can be difficult. Actually understanding what a VFD does can make this decision easier and the requirements less difficult to understand. VFDs are designed for many applications but it is important to understand the fundamental basics. VFDs do not produce horsepower (hp) VFDs...Read More
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