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Selectaglaze - History in the Heart of Whitehall...
Banqueting House, Whitehall, is situated at the heart of the tourist trail with Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square all a short distance away. The security window installations were part of the first phase of works to repair and restore this striking Grade I Listed building. Security was high on the agenda when planning the works, along with reducing the noise breakthrough from the busy Whitehall...Read More
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Twyford - Bathrooms with Energy
With the bathroom being second only to the kitchen in terms of adding value and attracting purchasers to a property, the quest to turn this notoriously compact space into one of luxury and comfort has never been greater. The trick for developers who need to be budget and time conscious, however, is to source fixtures and fittings that offer a quality finish at the right price point while being simple to fit too. The Energy collection by...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Fast Track Roofing: 48,000m² in less than Four...
In less than four months, three companies working collaboratively successfully completed a 48,000m² fast track roofing project for one of the biggest online grocery centres in the world. This incredibly tight programme minimised material waste and time on site, thanks to a number of innovations developed specifically for the project by the three businesses working collaboratively: SIG Design & Technology, IKO Polymeric and...Read More
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Wienerberger’s Innovative Porotherm System Specified for Passivhaus Project
Porotherm, Wienerberger’s clay block walling system, has been specified for use on Bristol City Council’s latest New Build Housing Programme, seeing 23 sustainable properties delivered to the area. The £3.5 million project, which will see approximately 2,500m² of Poroton blocks incorporated into the Porotherm system at the site, will involve the development of the second Passivhaus project that the architect - Gale & Snowden...Read More
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Knauf - Breath-taking Finish with Airless Finish Plaster
Tasked with plastering two properties on Horse Shoe Lane in Guildford, Currier Plastering used Knauf Airless Finish, and soon realised that the Airless range provided a stunning finish whilst saving time on plastering by traditional methods. Contractors Merit Building Services tasked Currier Plastering with the boarding, plastering and painting of two large plots on Horse Shoe Lane in Guildford. Ross Currier, project manager...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Welcome to the Comfort Zone
With over 100 years experience of delivering high quality, reliable and efficient heat and cooling emitters, Dunham-Bush is in a unique position to offer specifiers a single source for a comprehensive range of technically advanced products. Whether it’s a high-rise office block, school, leisure centre, car showroom or hospital, we have a heat or cooling emitter to satisfy every application. Quality Management System - It is accepted...Read More
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Samsung Saves Installers Time & Money with Launch of Innovative DVM Mobile App
Samsung DVM mobile app is a comprehensive product resource delivering essential information instantly to installers and businesses. Samsung Electronics, a world leader in heating and cooling, has launched a new and innovative DVM Mobile App, developed for dealers, contractors and installers. The Samsung DVM Mobile App is a comprehensive product resource, delivering essential information instantly, allowing dealers...Read More
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Apollo Fire Detectors - Fire detection & Alarm System from Apollo...
United World Colleges (UWC) was founded in 1962, with the vision of bringing together young people with experience of the political conflict of the Cold War era. By offering this educational experience based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding, the UWC’s aim is that students can subsequently act as champions of peace. There are now 15 UWC campuses worldwide, with 7,500 current students and more than 50,000 alumni...Read More
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Euroclad - Roofing Refresh
Kingsdown School in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, has recently given its sports and leisure centre a brand new roofing system using Euroclad’s specialist Elite Refresh system. After acquiring Kingsdown Leisure Centre in 2011, Kingsdown School refurbished the centre to create a state-of-the-art sports facility. The school then made the decision to upgrade the building’s roof when the existing one proved to be nearing the end of...Read More
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VEKA - A year in Action & The VEKA UK Group’s Website goes from Strength to...
The VEKA UK Group is celebrating the resounding success of its new website, a little over a year since it first went ‘live’. Designed to reflect VEKA’s position as the leading supplier of PVC-U window systems - in the UK, Europe and worldwide - the site presents a wealth of information in an easily navigable, user-friendly format. Simon James, Head of Marketing for The VEKA UK Group explains: "The website is a crucial way for us to...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex's Wire Basket ‘Flies In’ at New-Build Kent School
School projects are under pressure to finish on time and in budget - two major factors that can be aided by Marshall-Tufflex’s Fast-Coupling Wire Basket System, an extremely quick installation solution for cable management. Recently installed by M&S Electrical at the new St George’s C of E Primary School in Thanet, Kent, the Fast-Coupling Wire Basket System boasts a connection time of just four seconds. "I can vouch...Read More
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Advanced - Latest Projects during October 2016
S.T.O.R - Another short term operating reserve 11Kv switchgear enclosure designed & built by Advanced is on its way to site where it will need to be commissioned prior to the winter months. Christmas Lights Already - The first of two units supplied to a company based in Leeds to provide temporary power to the cities street events! The first event the 110Kva Caterpillar units will be used for is the Christmas markets this year!...Read More
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Schneider Electric Expands & Enhances Partner Programme
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is continuing its commitment to electricians with the expansion of its enhanced and newly titled Electrician Partner Programme. Formerly known as Ultimate Installer, the scheme is dedicated to supporting electricians and is free for professionals working in the residential and light commercial sectors and who can demonstrate one of the entry criteria. With its...Read More
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