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Selectaglaze Helps a Cambridge College to Improve Sustainability...
Selectaglaze assisted Jesus College, part of the University of Cambridge, to improve heat efficiency and sustainability in a Grade II Listed building. Jesus College is identified by its Listed buildings, sustainable design projects and modern architecture. In 2014 it began the West Court development by purchasing the Grade II Listed buildings belonging to its neighbour, Wesley House. The College appointed Niall McLaughlin...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Sustainability in Flat Roofing
From concept design to installation and eventual recycling, flat roofs provide a wide range of environmental benefits for building projects. SIG Design and Technology offers an independent choice of systems for flat, green, and hard metal roofs for all types of buildings. We help choose the right roofing system for the project and ensure that it meets all the building’s requirements. Step 1 - make the most of your flat roof - In spatial terms...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Getting to Grips with New Ventilation Guidelines
The September 2017 edition of CIBSE Journal includes a helpful article by Liza Young on the new BB101 Guidance on Ventilation in Schools. Suppliers, including Shaun Fitzgerald of Breathing Buildings, were interviewed about three types of ventilation system; mechanical, hybrid and natural. The overriding tenet extolled by Shaun is that "System choice should be based on thermal comfort, air quality and energy efficiency, as well as acoustics...Read More
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Purus at The Care Show, Birmingham NEC, 10th & 11th October
Purus, the wetroom drainage and level-access floor gully manufacturer, will be exhibiting at The Care Show at the Birmingham NEC on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2017. The Care Show is the UK’s largest gathering of industry professionals in the Care sector, and Purus will be proudly promoting their products amongst representatives from residential care homes, local authorities, homecare providers and...Read More
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Gilberts Helps Accuracy in Line of Fire
How do you balance creating a comfortable internal environment for clients, against a clean and still atmosphere for them to use your luxury hand-made guns? You use the expertise of Gilberts. The Blackpool engineering company, which is Britain’s leading marque in air movement, has applied its technical wizardry to create the perfect atmosphere for a new indoor, underground shooting range. "It was quite a challenge, to ensure...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - World-First Fault Current Technology for London
ABB is partnering with UK Power Networks (UKPN) in the NIC-funded PowerFul-CB (Power Electronic Fault Limiting Circuit Breaker) project. The project aims to alleviate London’s congested electrical distribution networks in readiness for the connection of more distributed generation (DG), including combined heat and power (CHP) schemes. Currently, the majority of London’s power is generated outside the city in power stations, where...Read More
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TORMAX - Living the High Life
Upgrading the manual access system to the iconic Sussex Heights building in the centre of Brighton, TORMAX was contracted to install two sets of automatic sliding glass doors, creating a contemporary entrance befitting this prestigious residential tower. Powered by the incredibly reliable TORMAX iMotion 2202 operator, the doors silently slide open in tandem, allowing residents and their guests smooth access into the lobby...Read More
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Unitrunk brings Rapid Installation Systems to London Build Expo
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, will be showcasing its Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) products at this year’s London Build Expo, when the event returns to Olympia on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October. The UK’s largest construction expo dedicated entirely to opportunities in London and the South of England, London Build Expo covers all aspects of architectural design and construction including sustainability, BIM, off-site...Read More
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Formica - Setting the Tone for the Future
Kokomo City Hall, constructed in 1981, is the epicentre of Indiana’s "City of Firsts". When MAWR+Design was commissioned to renovate the building and overhaul a number of areas, they decided to play on the build’s structural details and capitalise on its minimalist features. While the building’s public mezzanine, council chambers, private offices and large conference room received facelifts, it was the addition of a floating staircase that...Read More
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Flowcrete UK Appoints New Specification Manager for the Midlands & South West
Flowcrete UK is excited to announce that it has appointed Robert Burrell as the new Specification Manager for the Midlands and South West region. Robert brings an extensive amount of experience in the UK construction industry to his role at Flowcrete UK, having most recently worked for A&G across both Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Architects, contractors, consultants and developers based in the Midwest and South...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Farmyard Barn Transformed into Impressive Contemporary Home
Architect David Nossiter’s sensitive conversion of a derelict, yet heritage-listed farm barn building on the Suffolk/Essex border into an exceptional family home has recently won ‘Restoration of the Year’ at Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017, as well as being named as a finalist in the AJ’s Retrofit Awards 2017. A sympathetic synergy of the historical and the contemporary, Church Hill Barn offers spacious living in a beautiful...Read More
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Grundfos Taps into Vital Water Resources
The summer of 2017 will be remembered very differently depending on where in Europe you experienced it. In the northern part, the early promise of fine weather didn’t last and we saw lots of rain, whereas in the south, the record high temperatures caused major problems, especially in relation to the availability and access to fresh water supplies. This was particularly true in Italy, where a severe and prolonged heatwave caused...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - Achieve Real Staircase Style in your Home
A staircase is often on immediate view when entering a property creating the perfect opportunity to create an impression in a design that compliments the house. Staircase designs have really come in to their element over the last decade and are no longer viewed as just a way to get from one level to the next, but to enhance a property and create a wow factor. Historically, carpet has been the number 1 choice flooring choice in the UK...Read More
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RCM Products Sponsor Sale United Ladies Football Club
It's that season again! Saturday 16th September, the official hand over of the new RCM sponsored kit for Sale United Ladies Football Club. A photo shoot of the team in their new kit will take place at their ground in Sale and no doubt a drop of bubbly will find its way into the proceedings. RCM Products are proud to be sponsoring the new kit and team, we wish the team every success in the 2017/2018 season. Spoiler alert ladies!...Read More
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