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Polyflor - Affinity255 Luxury Vinyl Tiles Add Style to New Cocktail Bar
Heavy commercial Affinity255 PUR luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor were recently chosen to complete the stylish interior design scheme at The LiquorLab, a new cocktail bar at the Southwater development in Telford, Shropshire. The LiquorLab is Southwater’s first cocktail bar, with a laidback, industrial inspired design scheme created by local commercial kitchen and interior fit-out company Catering Centre UK. Affinity255 PUR luxury...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Hagley Retirement Village
Sanderson Court is one of five village communities across the City of Birmingham that provide independence and social opportunities for the over 60s. The development of 44 one, two and three-bedroom Retirement Living apartments, includes a host of social and leisure facilities all set within the landscaped gardens of a private, gated development. The retirement village, named after Sanderson Miller - the designer and architect...Read More
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Wienerberger - A Day in the Life of Darren Bould - Porotherm Site Liaison Manager
As a Porotherm Site Liaison Manager at Wienerberger, I spend a lot of my time travelling around the country, visiting various construction sites and being part of a number of different exciting projects for both residential and commercial properties. My role is vital as it’s down to me to demonstrate how to use the innovative Porotherm Clay Block Walling System to both bricklayers and site managers. A typical day begins with me arriving...Read More
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CONTI+ - Intelligent Assistance for Everyday Kitchen Tasks
Whether it's floury fingers or greasy hands - in the kitchen, you often don't have any choice but to encrust your tap with dough or sauces whilst still trying to maintain a good level of hygiene. For restaurants and amateur chefs, this is where the H10 kitchen faucet from CONTI+ comes in handy. This hybrid tap uses an infrared sensor to provide touch-free activation of the water flow, or it can be operated manually using the mono-lever...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Choosing Single Ply Roofing Membranes
Single ply roofing membranes are increasingly popular in UK construction projects, both for new build and refurbishment. Selecting a roofing system is always a combination of design criteria, performance requirements and cost, and it is important to find a balance all three. SIG Design and Technology look at the key factors to consider when choosing which single ply roofing membrane suits your project. Sustainability...Read More
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Trend Keeps its BEMS Options Open
Trend Control Systems, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), has confirmed its dedication to providing open protocol solutions that are fully interoperable with other manufacturers’ products. The company believes that although it is commonly perceived as a proprietary technology developer, nothing could be further from the truth...Read More
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Xylem Water Solutions - Calm Before Storm with a Xylem Flood Contingency Plan
As an island nation we are susceptible to changing weather but that doesn’t mean we can’t be prepared, to some extent, for what comes our way. Here, Xylem calls for businesses and homeowners to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of flooding. Over the last few years the UK has faced unprecedented levels of rainfall, with 2015 marking the wettest December on record...Read More
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Fulton Heat Transfer System Helps to Clean Up at American Pan
Leading heat transfer specialist, Fulton Limited, has supplied a skid-mounted horizontal boiler solution to American Pan UK, a leading supplier of industrial bakeware and pan maintenance services to Europe’s bakery market. American Pan UK’s cleaning methods and coatings prolong baking pan life and restore optimal performance, with the company perfecting its process for cleaning and recoating baking pans over 40 years and...Read More
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Vertiv - Webcast: Best Practice Design Advice to Optimise UPS Performance...
Demands on computing continue to evolve, and the maturing cloud model is being taxed to accommodate the needs to compute, analyse and respond to data everywhere. Owners and operators are asking for more flexibility, scalability, and rapidly deployable solutions that are resilient and cost-effective. This, in turn, requires factors like location, computing space, and ease of operation to become ever more strategic in the implementation...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - Toxic Air
Air Pollution in our cities in the UK and across the world is only getting worse and this can lead to some serious health problems as well as exacerbating existing conditions such as asthma. London breached its air pollution limit for the year in less than a week at the start of 2017 and activists are calling for dramatic changes in the way we tackle this. Nitrogen Dioxide is one of the worst offenders when discussing air pollution. DEFRA has...Read More
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VEKA Hosts Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report Launch with George Osborne
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) chose VEKA Group's Burnley headquarters as the location for the launch of its latest report; 'Powerhouse 2050: The North's Routemap for Productivity'. Established in the autumn of 2016, NPP aims to increase the contribution the North makes to the UK economy. This will be achieved through cooperation with local stakeholders at all levels along with government. Following the publication...Read More
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Monodraught CPD Session Live at CIBSE Build2Perform Conference
Build2Perform Live is the biggest and most significant free two-day interactive event dedicated to helping built environment professionals and the wider supply chain improve efficiency and save money through effective building services. There are five theatres covering topics including lighting, wellbeing, BIM and natural ventilation. In addition there are over 50 organisations exhibiting, including ourselves. Scott Paton, Technical...Read More
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Lighting Styles - LED Illuminated Shelf 500mm Wide
Illuminated shelves are great for displaying perfume bottles, glassware or for using as a stand-alone item. They will provide an ambient light and are especially good in kitchens or bathrooms - teenagers would also love one! This illuminated shelf has an aluminium frame which is fixed to the wall. Inside is a high power LED strip which illuminates a frosted glass shelf which simply slots in. On the underside is a waterproof rubberised switch...Read More
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MatsDirect - Iconic Port of Liverpool Building Gets New Entrance Matting System
The 6 main entrances of the Port of Liverpool building have all had the new Matrix entrance matting modules fitted to keep the building's appearance up to scratch as the old Coir matting had come to the end of its lifecycle. When the maintenance team of the port building decided to replace the entrance matting in the six main entrances they had a choice from many companies offering different solutions and soon realised that the...Read More
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