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Grundfos Pumps - Here East is Here & Now
Every Olympics has the ambition to leave behind a strong legacy. This is because all host city’s want to make sure that they build on the momentum and positivity generated not just by the games themselves, but also by the venues that surround them. This expectation has fallen short in the past; London has however continually bucked this trend. About to join the legacy ranks is the former press centre that is currently being reconfigured...Read More
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Humidity Solutions - Effective Humidification Keeps Dormant Trees Healthy
An Airtec high-pressure adiabatic humidification system - designed, supplied and installed by Humidity Solutions - is helping J&A Growers Ltd to create the cold store conditions required to keep young trees and hedging plants dormant until they are ready for planting. The system has been designed to maintain very close control of humidity while avoiding condensation at low temperatures. Based in Warwick, J&A Growers is one...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - West Hendon London
Hendon Waterside is a flagship Barratt London residential regeneration scheme in North London. The project itself is creating 2,000 new homes set in 170 hectares of beautiful grounds and gardens, which will provide residents with lakeside living within 30 minutes of Central London. The standout building on the site is the Vista building, rising some 26 storeys, with views across the Welsh Harp reservoir and the city beyond. Shaun Henley...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Wasting Energy is a Crime at HMP Edinburgh
With an operational capacity of 870, Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s largest secure facilities. As part of its operational policy HMP aims to use energy as efficiently as possible and maintain suitable climate conditions, which is why it uses a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend. Part of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), HMP Edinburgh is a large community facing facility that houses...Read More
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Formica Group - Shallcross Court specifies VIVIX® by Formica Group...
John McCall Architects were commissioned to work in conjunction with AMS Cladding Ltd to renovate the tired exterior of Shallcross Court, one of Liverpool Mutual Homes sheltered housing sites. When approached with the project, John McCall Architects chose VIVIX® by Formica Group, as a range of easy to install architectural panels, available in a wide variety of colours to create an aesthetically pleasing building design with...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Skydoor Rooflights used in Amsterdam Terraces for Outdoor...
Situated in the trendy and bustling Czar Peter district of Amsterdam, the former primary school on Blankenstraat, has been imaginatively yet sensitively converted into an impressive mixed-use building housing loft apartments and offices. Urban roof terraces offer the apartment residents fabulous views over the city and were made possible through the installation of Glazing Vision’s Skydoor rooflights. Typical of many old...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Linear Dual LED Wall Light - Linkable, Splashproof & Stylish
On a practical level linear wall lights can be used to provide task lighting to areas with high ceilings. What's more they can also be used in areas where a low, or sloping, ceiling makes installation of lighting difficult. That said, the use of linear wall lights with up and down light distribution gives impact to a blank wall regardless of whether the surface is smooth or textured. This fixture is 595mm wide but a concealed plug and...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2016
It’s December, the sprouts are on and as per tradition we’re counting down the top ten blog posts. So which are the most popular posts we’ve written on our roofing design blog this year? Have a look at what you missed, tell us what you want to read about, and maybe you can help us write about what you want to know in 2017. Cue the music. 10. 5 Broadgate: Hot Melt Roofing at a ground scraping scale - Scraping in at the bottom...Read More
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Selectaglaze - No More Collections from this Ex- Post Office
Selectaglaze secondary glazing assisted in transforming an old and draughty post office into thermally efficient apartments. The Lanes in Brighton are renowned for their lively shops and eclectic cafes and bars; with the sea just a stone’s throw away. It has been a popular location for tourists and holiday makers for hundreds of years. In the heart of the Lanes is Ship Street, filled with numerous attractive Listed buildings, including the...Read More
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Unitrunk Lights the Way to Time Savings at Bracknell NRQ Regen Scheme
Unitrunk is to supply more than 700 metres of lighting trunking for the multi-storey car park at the heart of the ‘The Lexicon’; the showpiece retail and leisure destination in Bracknell, Berkshire under construction as part of the Northern Retail Quarter (NRQ) regeneration scheme. Bracknell Regeneration Partnership’s NRQ scheme, designed by BDP Partnership, will transform Bracknell with the demolition of a number of existing buildings to...Read More
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Waterloo Boosts Capacity to Support Customers Following Rapid Growth...
Buildings across the UK need the right air terminal devices to suit each room - and a major investment in its Kent factory by Waterloo Air Products Ltd has strengthened its ability to offer a fast, reliable supply of the biggest range of standard and bespoke products available. Waterloo has seen a significant increase in sales volumes over the last year. The investment provides a robust framework for Waterloo to deliver exceptional customer...Read More
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VEKA - 110 VEKA Casements from Sovereign Complete Stylish Sussex Housing...
Lancashire-based Sovereign Group Ltd. has completed a significant project of window fabrication and installation for a sustainable home development, using industry-leading PVC-U systems from The VEKA UK Group. Sovereign's client, Hastoe Housing Association owns and manages over 7,000 properties across more than 70 local authorities, and has won numerous awards for the environmental credentials, craftsmanship, and sustainability...Read More
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SPC Bring in Radiant Expert to Advance their Radiant Panel Offering
SPC, a British manufacturer of heating and cooling coils, fan convectors, trench heaters, radiant panels and heat pipes, has strengthened its team by appointing a new Radiant Product Manager. Dave Jones has joined SPC with 35 years experience in the HVAC industry, 25 of which have been dedicated to specialising in radiant panels with companies including Merriott, Zehnder and Bisk. Dave’s skill portfolio includes...Read More
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Levolux - Great Returns at St James Place
St James’ Place Wealth Management Group recently moved into their new £10 million phase II office building in Cirencester, which is equipped with a comprehensive solar shading and screening solution from Levolux. The FTSE 100 listed wealth management company moved to its current headquarters building in 2007 and has now expanded its operations on the site, by developing a new 50,000 sq foot office building...Read More
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