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BuildingDesign Media Celebrate Champagne Launch of 25th Anniversary Edition...
We are excited to announce the release of the "25th Anniversary Edition" of the Electrical Engineers' Notebook on the 1st October 2016. First published in 1992, recognising the difficulties experienced by "Specifiers" in maintaining awareness of product updates and changes in legislation, the Electrical Engineers' Notebook was created to provide services and product information for the electrical building services sector and soon...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Provides a Ventilation & Fire Safety System for Revamped...
Fläkt Woods, a market leader in air movement technology, has supplied a ventilation and fire safety system at Birmingham New Street station, which was installed during the £750m transformation of the facilities. Birmingham New Street station was officially opened by Network Rail in September 2015, following a five-year refurbishment programme. With an iconic new atrium over a passenger concourse five times the size of...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Crick Sticks its Neck Out to Pioneer Biomedical Research
The new Francis Crick Institute has a commanding position within a cluster of science-based organisations that are near St Pancras in central London. It has much to live up to, named as it is, after Sir Francis Crick who was one of Britain's great scientists famed for his contribution that led to the identification of the structure of DNA. Now open, this interdisciplinary medical research institute is working to help understand why disease...Read More
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The Generator Company - Powerhire Temporary Generator Power for Major City...
Early Friday morning one of the World’s largest insurance brokers in the City contacted Powerhire for emergency generator Power after finding themselves without mains power to a third of their icon office block in London’s Square Mile. With expertise earned over centuries, this well-known Company is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers covering over 200 territories, backed...Read More
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Unitrunk Aids Speedy Solar Installation with Short Cuts
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has provided specially cut cable ladder and channel for the installation of cabling network at a new solar park in Bridgehampton. The British Solar and Renewables Ltd site near Yeovil in Somerset, has been constructed on 22.74 hectares of former grazing land and will provide an optimum output of 11.47mW for a service life of 25 years. Design of the solar park included provision for low...Read More
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Wienerberger‘s Porotherm System used on Blackburn Cathedral Clergy Court...
The construction of Blackburn Cathedral Clergy Court, which commenced in April 2014 was the first Clergy Court and Cloister Garth to be constructed in the past 600 years, making it a truly momentous project. Comprising of an entire new building, which includes a library, refectory, conference room, hospitality suite, offices, an enclosed Cloister Garth and residence, the development of the Grade II listed building showcases its...Read More
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Euroclad - Bank on Vieo
Developed within the boatyard of Sandbanks Yacht Company are three, approximately 300m² waterfront properties, each valued between £3.35 and £3.6 million; the largest, at 352m², having sold in 2015 for a reputed £3.55 million. What makes these homes so special is the attention to detail given to their construction, helped in large part by Vieo roof and wall cladding, which makes up the main visual exterior. The homes have been...Read More
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Monodraught Solutions Deliver more Sustainable Buildings & Healthier Occupants
Countries across the world have recently signed commitments to reducing energy usage in an effort to control global warming and climate change. At the same time building users are requesting increasing levels of control over their environment and to be able to maintain consistent temperatures throughout the year. Building regulations stipulate a requirement to improve air quality for a healthier building and in the case...Read More
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Flowcrete UK Presents on Polished Concrete at London Build 2016
At this year’s London Build, Flowcrete UK (stand C64) will be giving attendees a sneak peek into its new polished concrete and coloured screeds range as well as showcasing its recently unveiled Comfort Resins collection. Taking place at the London Olympia from October 26th-27th, London Build provides the capital’s construction professionals with the ideal opportunity to catch up on the latest trends, technologies and...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Introducing our New Box Rooflight Range
It’s more than just a rooflight, it’s an architectural sculpture in glass and metal; and the key to achieving a view you never thought possible. When it comes to rooflights we make thinking outside the box a habit. This ethos has never been more clearly demonstrated than with our flagship range of terrace access rooflights, designed to unlock rooftop space and transform the dynamics of your building. So what's new? We’ve improved thermal...Read More
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Polyflor - Safety Flooring Helps Create a Greener School for Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd
Decorative safety flooring from market-leading commercial vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor was recently installed at the new home of Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, a Welsh language primary school in Newtown, Wales. Flooring from the Polysafe Wood fx PUR and Polysafe Vogue Ultra PUR ranges was fitted by Cardiff-based flooring contractors Puma Floors to the £8 million new build project managed by main contractors Willmott Dixon...Read More
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TheisCraft Appoints a New Technical Services Manager
Nuno Correia has joined TheisCraft as Technical Services Manager. Nuno has considerable experience within the UK lighting controls industry working in both production and on-site commissioning. TheisCraft is delighted to have Nuno as part of the team to support our customers with technical advice. TheisCraft Lighting Controls manufactures and supplies industry leading commercial and architectural lighting control...Read More
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Apollo to Showcase Fire Detection Range at Healthcare Estates 2016
Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, will be exhibiting at Healthcare Estates on 4th and 5th October 2016 in Manchester. Visitors to Apollo stand (B3) will be able to learn more about the extensive range from Apollo, including SOTERIA®, XPander, Discovery and IS detection devices. "Protecting healthcare facilities means protecting some of the most vulnerable members...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Dave Schofield D&T Operations Director
Dave Schofield has been promoted from Commercial Manager to D&T Operations Director at SIG Design and Technology. With a long standing career in the roofing and builders’ merchant sectors, Dave has six years’ experience at D&T. This began when he started his role as implementation Category Manager for the IKO Armourplan PVC introduction in 2010. After the successful introduction of Armourplan into the D&T stable...Read More
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