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Kingspan Enters the Space Age
When it came to insulating building services at the cutting edge new Science & Technology Facilities Council RAL Space Development and Test facility (R100) in Didcot, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the fibre-free cores of Kingspan Kooltherm FM Duct Insulation and Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation made them the outstanding choice. The world-leading R&D facility is based at the Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire. The campus...Read More
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Bilco Smoke Vents Keep Shoppers Safe at TK MAXX
Bell Building Projects has installed three Bilco ESW-50REM smoke vents, complete with 1RPREM-01 controls, in the new TK MAXX store at Hamilton Retail Park, Glasgow. John Murphy, Estimator, Bell Building Projects said "The TK MAXX project involved adding a 200m² extension to an existing retail unit and extensive internal configuration. As always, with retail projects creating a space that is as safe as possible for staff and...Read More
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AET Flexible Space Fantiles Boost Airflow to Sky Central Meeting Pods
AET Flexible Space, leading provider of Under Floor Air Conditioning systems has supplied forty of their innovative low energy Fantiles for the flexible meeting pods at the Sky Central media campus in Osterley, West London. The outstanding Sky Central building is the result of a multi-disciplinary collaboration of designers and engineers; including AL_A, PLP Architecture, Hassell, Arup and Mace. The design brief was to create...Read More
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Schneider Electric helps Network Rail Stay on Track with Top of the Line...
Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of the majority of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales. It runs, maintains and develops rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations. Every year Network Rail enables nearly 1.7 billion passenger journeys across the country’s rail infrastructure, as well as the movement of more than 100 million tonnes of freight between the UK’s ports...Read More
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Grundfos - Big News for the Grundfos Ecademy
Grundfos have been running a successful on-line Ecademy since 2007 that has continued to gain in popularity. Until now the content has been mainly relevant to those plumbers/installers and merchants who are working in the domestic pump arena. Over the years we have added new elements and moved it to a new platform and today we are gearing up to launch this flexible learning platform to a new audience whose focus is on larger...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - A Guide to Loft Staircases
When planning a loft conversion, one of the most important things you’ll be thinking about is saving as much space as possible. So what is the best, most efficient way to access your loft space with this in mind? Lets have a look at some of the products on the market. Whilst keeping away from any outrageous (and expensive) bespoke creations there are three types of staircase you could use which all have a different footprint...Read More
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TORMAX - Concealed Door Automation
A grade II listed building, No.7 Savoy Court, has been sympathetically refurbished to provide contemporary office space in the heart of London’s West End. Contributing to an elegant and sophisticated façade, TORMAX worked with fabricator Stewart Fraser to install a Bronze Metal Antique finish entrance screen and set of automatic swing doors to the main entrance. Impeccable aesthetics are maintained thanks to...Read More
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Viessmann Introduces New Boiler Registration app for Installers
Viessmann has introduced an app that enables installers to register new boilers quickly and simply on their tablets and smartphones. It is designed to reduce the time spent by installers on administration work and to make it easier for them to sell warranties to their customers. With the new Viessmann Registration UK App, Viessmann Trained installers can complete the Gas Safe and warranty registration processes whenever it’s...Read More
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Polyflor - Polysafe Apex Flooring Keeps up with the Pace at Radisson Blu Hotel
Heavy-duty safety flooring with enhanced slip resistance from Polyflor’s Polysafe Apex range was recently installed in the busy commercial kitchen at the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone in Co. Westmeath, Republic of Ireland. Polysafe Apex vinyl safety flooring in the Chromite shade was chosen for a 450m² kitchen area which caters round the clock for guests at the 4 star rated, 128 room hotel by the River Shannon. Purchased...Read More
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Apollo Set to Showcase New Products at Firex 2017 Stand G100
Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, is looking forward to its return to FIREX in 2017 and the opportunity to showcase its latest ranges to the industry. Visitors to this year’s three-day event, being held June 20–22 at ExCeL London, will be able to see a variety of Apollo products in action on stand G100. New for 2017, Apollo will be demonstrating its latest Visual Audio Devices (VADs)...Read More
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Aquilar Doubles Staff Over Two Years
Due to the increasing demand for Leak Detection in the building services sector, Aquilar has experienced significant growth over the past two years. With more stringent environmental standards being enforced industry-wide, the risks associated with leaks (both in terms of asset damage and environmental damage) are of greater concern to site managers than ever before. To address the ever-widening range of applications for leak...Read More
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ABB Selected for a €270 Million Order for UK-France Power Link
ABB has won an order worth €270 million from the UK grid operator National Grid and Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE), the French network owner and operator, to provide key HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK. ABB will participate in the interconnection project, which further integrates the UK and French electricity markets. With a capacity...Read More
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Unitrunk Appoints New Business Development Manager for North East
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has appointed Anthony Massingham to the post of business development manager for the North East of England, with a remit that stretches across Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland. Anthony’s new role will involve supporting existing customers across the wholesaler, contractor and specifier markets while developing new relationships throughout...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Larger Illuminated Exterior Signboard A4 Size in Two Finishes
An illuminated wall plaque designed to accommodate an A4 sheet (sandwiched with an acrylic removable panel). Can be used for building numbers or other information and suitable for use internally or externally. Great for function rooms and ideal for restaurants wishing to display their menu. The rolled edge design looks great in either the stainless steel or black painted finishes. The light fixture is IP44 rated so suitable for wet or...Read More
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