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Flowcrete on the Right Track at Hong Kong Velodrome
Flowcrete has supplied 25,600m² of high performance flooring solutions for the new Hong Kong Velodrome to ensure that its floor will maintain a clean, reliable and attractive finish - which is especially crucial when the site faces global scrutiny during prestigious sporting events. The floors across the facility would be subjected to constant traffic, wear and use, meaning that an exceptionally durable solution was required. The entire...Read More
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Cembrit BBA Certified Slates Provide Natural Finish to New Housing Development
Jutland smooth and Zeeland textured BBA certified fibre cement slates from Cembrit, have demonstrated their versatility, design and performance features on a stylish, nature-inspired housing development in the seaside town of Weymouth. Pemberly consists of 176 houses, townhouses, apartments and bungalows, varying from one bedroom to four bedrooms in size. While the development is centrally located and within...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - Carbon Filters - When Should I Change my Carbon Filter?
As users of Activated Carbon Filters will be aware it is not straightforward to know when your carbon filters are exhausted and require changing. Activated Carbon Filters begin their life with a finite capacity to adsorb Odours, Gases & Vapours and as this capacity is neared the efficiency of the carbon filter begins to decline. There are several ways to determine when Activated Carbon Filters have reached the point at which change...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Duxford Air Museum
The Imperial War Museum in Duxford is a historic airfield and museum of aviation history. The American Air Museum and café reopened in March 2016 after an extensive transformation and re-development. ARDEX UK is a system solution provider of high-performance speciality building materials, and the brand choice for installers and distributors throughout the construction industry. ARDEX products used on the project...Read More
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Uniflair Continues Partnership with True Heroes Racing
Uniflair, suppliers of critical cooling solutions, are delighted to announce their continued sponsorship of True Heroes Racing for a second season. True Heroes Racing aims to use the world of motorsport to give injured Service personnel a new sense of purpose and a focus for them to set and achieve new goals, whilst competing at a national level alongside able bodied counterparts, and hopefully in time create opportunities...Read More
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Zehnder Dispels the Myths about Radiant Heating in New Free Ebook
"Everything you need to know about Radiant Heating but didn’t dare ask" - We have all experienced radiant heating - from the sun - when we feel it warming us, even when the air temperature is cold. The same principle has been applied to radiant heating technology for over 100 years and is a proven heating strategy in commercial and public buildings. Zehnder’s new, FREE e-book discusses 10 key factors around radiant heating...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group takes a Stand on Quality
Industry-leading systems supplier The VEKA UK Group is celebrating another successful stint at the popular FIT Show in Telford. More than 8,502 people visited the show over the course of the three-day event, and the Burnley-based company had a steady stream of interested visitors to the expansive stand. The VEKA UK Group team were keen to demonstrate the quality of their products on the stand and allow customers to approach them...Read More
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Levolux - Touches Down at the ESA
The £12 million Roy Gibson building, which will host the European Space Agency’s (ESA) UK branch - the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT), has been fitted with an adaptable solar shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. Located on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, the 4,500m² Roy Gibson building accommodates cellular offices, a lecture theatre, gymnasium and a canteen area, arranged over...Read More
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DMS - Did you Know that Building Regulations Now Specify the Need for Metering?
Government Building Regulations L2A (new non domestic buildings) and L2B (existing non domestic buildings) state that as of 2014 the following metering provisions should apply for the conservation of fuel and power: Energy meters and energy metering systems to be used that with the aim to enable: a) At least 90 per cent of the estimated annual energy consumption of each fuel to be assigned to the various end-use categories (heating...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Three Wall Boxed Rooflights Installed in Islington Development
Creating access to a roof terrace was an integral part of the property’s design, to both maximise outdoor space and create a unique quality to each individual townhouse. Glazing Vision’s three-wall box rooflights were specified to allow direct access from the stairwell to the breath-taking outdoor space, filling the stairwell below with natural daylight. Architects Tasou Associates have recently designed six elaborate, modern townhouses...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Changing the Options for Accessible Toilets
Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the built environment to ensure compliance with the Equality Act is being made easier with the launch of a new solution for ‘away from home’ accessible toilets. Space To Change toilets plug the gap between conventional (Building Regulations Approved Document M 2013) wheelchair-accessible toilets, and the ‘desirable’, additional, larger and better equipped Changing Places† toilets...Read More
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Unitrunk Appoints James Gunning to South West BDM Role
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has appointed James Gunning as the company’s new Business Development Manager for the South West, based out of the Bristol office. Bringing more than 22 years’ experience in electrical wholesaling, cable distribution and cable accessories distribution to Unitrunk, James will be responsible for supporting existing customers throughout the South West and developing new relationships...Read More
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Airedale International Launches New Dedicated Training Centre
Airedale International is proud to announce the launch of its new state of the art training centre in Rawdon, Leeds. The new facility offers a range of training options designed to help delegates develop an understanding of air conditioning, from basic principles through to system design and training. The Airedale Training Centre is also accredited to deliver CITB training courses designed to provide the necessary competencies for...Read More
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Grundfos Keep up the Pressure
The BM range from Grundfos is a family of high-pressure booster modules that are ideal for use in many situations such as boosting, liquid transfer as well as in systems that create circulation under a high static pressure. Their compact design makes it easy to integrate the pump into existing piping systems. The pump is hermetically sealed; a design that helps minimising maintenance costs and insuring the pump delivers...Read More
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