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Marshall-Tufflex - MT Supertube in Ground-Breaking Application at Tate Modern...
Marshall-Tufflex’s Supertube is at the heart of an iconic London development being hailed as Britain’s most important new cultural building for almost 20 years. Tate Modern’s new extension, the £260m Switch House, required a highly creative approach to the installation of electrical services in a concrete core that rises through the centre of the 10-storey building, designed by internationally-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron...Read More
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Heat Mat - Freeze Out Winter with Electric Heating
It can be all too easy to get caught out by a cold snap. When wintry weather strikes, surfaces freeze over, vehicles are immobilised and life and limb threatened. But Britain needn’t slip and slide into winter. Keep drives, ramps and walkways ice and snow free. Plan ahead and install an electric heating system for frost protection. As the UK’s leading provider of ice and snow melting systems, we offer industry, commerce and homeowners...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - Rail Solutions
EMCEL Filters have been working with a well known maintenance provider for one of the UK's largest train companies to provide a solution to a dusty problem! Initially a maintenance team would wrap filter media around a frame and this would be used for particulate filtration. The complications arose during the bi-annual changes of these filters. The wrapped media would need to be removed, while saturated with particulate...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Hot Water Buffer Vessels - It’s not a Binary Choice
The debate over whether commercial buildings need a buffer vessel or not continues to divide the heating industry, with one side putting up a robust defence and the other adamant that they should be consigned to history. Paul Hardman, Regional Business Development Manager at Spirax Sarco, argues that the use of buffer vessels is not a binary choice. For a piece of equipment that is, essentially, a large water storage tank, the arguments...Read More
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Wieland’s Metalynx² Channels the Power through Belmont House
Wieland Electric has supplied its Metalynx² structured wiring system to enable the channelling of power and lighting within the newly redeveloped Belmont in the centre of Uxbridge, West London. With the use of Wieland products, the project exceeds regulatory requirements in the provision of a sustainable and innovative solution, and it is anticipated that the CAT A office redevelopment will result in the building achieving...Read More
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Waterloo Air Products - Airflow: The Basics of Choosing Grilles & Diffusers
Have you ever spent the night in a hotel room and the air has felt a little stuffy? Or that cold you have feels so much worse when you’re at work than when you’re at home? It could be because the airflow in your office or in the hotel hasn’t been designed carefully to create a comfortable environment. Air quality inside any building is really important for the health, comfort and productivity of the people inside. It has a much bigger...Read More
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SPC Unveils New Website
SPC, a British manufacturer of heating and cooling coils, fan convectors, trench heaters, radiant panels and heat pipes, has unveiled a new brand identity and website. Established over 30 years ago and formerly known as S&P Coils, SPC has developed a modern, striking brand identity and logo. The new look is aligned with SPC’s forward-thinking approach, and is designed to reflect the quality of the company’s products...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Introducing our New Pitchglaze Roof Window
The Pitchglaze roof window is a CE marked roof window designed to be installed in pitched tiled roof applications flush (in plane) with the tiling line. Incorporating Glazing Vision's pioneering ‘frameless’ design ethos, the Pitchglaze window is designed to be used in roof pitches between 15° and 60°. The new product comprises of Qualicoat approved polyester powder coated aluminium framework combined with either double or...Read More
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Catnic - Stand & Deliver
A popular and contemporary specification choice, standing seam metal roofing has multiple benefits for both new and refurbishment projects, so it’s likely to be part of many roofing contractors’ repertoires. Here Richard Price, Technical Director at Catnic, deconstructs the pre-coated standing seam metal roofing specification to look at some of the positive environmental impacts it offers. Fundamental to any project...Read More
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Danfoss - New & Improved Version 2 of the MyDrive® Portfolio App Now Available
Version 2 of the MyDrive® Portfolio app is now available to download from Google Play and the Apple Store. The MyDrive® Portfolio app has been updated with all the latest data related to the entire Danfoss AC drives portfolio and its performance has been optimized. For iPhone/iPad users, make sure you uninstall/delete the older version before installing the new one. Apart from giving you access to, for example, the most up...Read More
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Construction Specialties - High Performance Doors, Walls & Ceilings for Optegra...
Optegra, a leading eye health care provider has recently opened its newest hospital in the Harley Street district of London. Optegra operates seven dedicated eye hospitals across the UK, providing pioneering ophthalmic treatment plans tailored to its patients’ needs. Each of Optegra’s seven facilities is meticulously designed with the patient in mind, providing a modern, calm and comfortable environment. Their new...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - New Industrial & OEM Sales Director
We are pleased to announce the appointment of James Fisher as our Industrial and OEM Sales Director. James first joined Fläkt Woods in 2003, and has held a succession of roles within the business, the most recent being UK Southern Regional Sales Manager. In this role James took a customer centric approach with his team to meet the application needs within the Buildings market, and offered customers a single point of contact...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Up & Down Exterior PIR Light - Motion Sensored
PIR or motion sensor lighting is great for installation next to a doorway, on walls around the home or garden fences to provide lighting when motion is detected. Particularly great if you cannot find your keys easily or you have a particular dark area you require illuminating when you walk to it. This PIR wall light has lamps top and bottom to provide architectural lighting. Available in two finishes either stainless steel or galvanised...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona Flow Helps Create Healing Atmosphere at Physiotherapy Clinic
Hardwearing and stylish wood effect sheet vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s popular Expona Flow PUR collection was recently selected to cover floors throughout the new "goPhysio" clinic in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Expona Flow PUR heterogeneous flooring in the Roasted Limed Ash design was fitted in five treatment rooms, exercise studio and reception area at the spacious and modern clinic which offers a range of services including...Read More
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