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AET Flexible Space - Energy Efficient Cooling for Students at the University of...
Underfloor systems utilise the plenum beneath a raised floor as the ventilation zone removing the need for most, if not all, ceiling based ducting or pipework. Commonly found in office environments, there has recently been an increase in use in academic facilities, particularly University and Sixth Form learning and study centres. With AET Flexible Space systems, fully conditioned air is fed into the plenum by zonal downflow units (CAM), which...Read More
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RCM Products Invests in Laser Technology
The Amada series laser is specifically designed for the high-volume, short run production of sheet metal parts. The Amada laser easily outperforms other machines with its quick setup, easy material handling, reliable high speed processing, and the automated unloading of multiple parts. Clearly the Amada raises laser cutting technology to a new, higher level. It provides the inherent flexibility of laser cutting, while delivering a level of production...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Report Identifies Four Emerging Data Centre Models
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today released a summary report that predicts four emerging archetypes will reshape the way the data centre of the future will look and operate. Traditionally, the data centre has evolved in response to technology innovation -mostly server-based - and the pace and...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Our Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2015
We’ve already kicked off SIG Design and Technology’s top ten roofing design blog posts with numbers ten to six. Here are the top five most read roofing design blog posts from 2015 - is your favourite at the top? Cue Fluff Freeman… 5. Fixing Solar Panels to Flat Roofs - why we recommend an Engineered Solution - Back in May we wrote this post about a common problem we come across with roof-mounted solar PV arrays - the tendency of...Read More
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Cummins Ltd. Director, John Iain Barrowman, Awarded MBE for Contribution to...
John Iain Barrowman, Cummins Vice President High Horsepower Operations and a senior Director of Cummins Ltd., has been awarded an MBE in the New Year 2016 Honours List in recognition of his contribution to British Industry. Mr. Barrowman was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen following a recommendation submitted by the Prime Minister. The MBE investiture ceremony will take...Read More
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COMPCO Fire Systems - Winter Best Practice
As we enter what could potentially be a severe winter period, with forecasters predicting drops in temperature in excess of -15 degrees, it is of upmost importance you ensure your frost prevention equipment is checked for correct operation and integrity. In such periods, we would recommend daily site checks to cover the following: Sprinkler pump rooms / Valve set locations / Pipework without Trace heating and lagging - The temperature in...Read More
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Levolux Sheds Light on Fine Art
The new £15 million extension to The Whitworth gallery in Manchester employs a state-of-the-art solar shading solution, coupled with an intelligent lighting control system, provided by Levolux, the UK’s leading solar shading and screening specialist. An award winning development, designed by London based architecture studio MUMA, The Whitworth extension comprises two new wings formed from brick and glass. The BREEAM ‘excellent’...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - BPMA Announce New President
Peter Reynolds, Managing Director of Grundfos Pumps Ltd has recently been announced as the new President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA). This is a great accolade and one that reflects the continuing efforts that Peter makes to raise the profile of the industry in general and to tackle of the tough issues that it faces today. As his presidency coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the BPMA, this recognition is particularly...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Chapter House of St Paul’s Cathedral becomes a more Ecologically...
Sat opposite the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, on the south side of Paternoster Square is Grade II* Listed Chapter House. It was designed by Christopher Wren and his son and built between 1712-1714. Chapter House has been used by the Cathedral over the years for various purposes; starting its life as accommodation for the Dean and other members of the Chapter. Fascinatingly like St Paul’s Cathedral which has been rebuilt five times...Read More
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RugstoreNE - William Morris Launches Iconic Rug Collection
We have seen a dramatic revival over the past year of designs from the British Arts and Crafts movement that flourished between 1880 and 1910, in particular the beautiful creations of William Morris and Co. Made from 100% pure wool, an inspirational collection of hand crafted rugs translate some of Morris and Co's most renowned and iconic designs. Using original designs and adhering to the values of traditional craftsmanship and romantic...Read More
 
SSQ’s Riverstone Slate Re-Used in Rebuild
The new owners of the property decided they wanted to replace the loft space with an additional floor, accommodating three bedrooms. Upon discovering how old the walls of the building were however they decided to rebuild the structure from the ground up, preserving 12-year-old Riverstone slates from the existing roof in order to complete the new build. Paul Marks of Marnick Roofing said: “The bungalow was built around the 1960’s and the...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Accessible Leisure
The town alleged to be the best place in Britain to live is now even better, especially if you are disabled. Solihull, in the heart of England, has opened a state-of-the-art assisted accessible toilet at its prestigious Touchwood Shopping Centre. The Changing Places suite means that anyone who would need the help of a carer to go to the toilet when away from home now has suitable and appropriate facilities for their personal hygiene. Conveniently...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Decorative Flower Lights
We all love flowers and we love having them around our home even more. A vase of flowers can help lift a mood, adding elegance and beauty to any room. As the famous artist Monet was known to have said More than anything, I must have flowers always, always Claude Monet. So, if you love flowers why not combine your lighting needs with the subtle sophistication of flowers? Here at Lighting Styles there is a wide range of lighting that resemble...Read More
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Cembrit to Showcase Natural Slate & Fibre Cement Cladding at the RCI Show 2016
Roofing and cladding specialist, Cembrit will be showcasing its industry-leading range of natural roofing slates and fibre cement cladding at the RCI Show 2016. Visitors to stand E4 will be able to view examples of the products, find out about the latest developments within these product ranges, and discover how they can be best used to deliver outstanding results. Natural Slate Natural slate retains its popularity as a roof covering as...Read More
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