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Uponor UK - McCarthy & Stone Build on Uponor
Uponor UK supplied an integrated solution of Heat Interface Units (HIU’s), MLC commercial plumbing and Q&E tapwater connections in two McCarthy and Stone retirement homes within St Albans and Southsea. Designed, specified and installed by GP Plumbing to McCarthy & Stone’s requirements (client), the HIU’s will help deliver maximum energy efficiency from the four 150kW and three 120kW gas boilers installed as a central...Read More
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RCM Products Going Strong at 70!
Offering an extensive range of standard and bespoke air distribution & ventilation products to the market place. Design & test services, 24 hour turn around capability, personal service with dedicated customer liaison team. Don't worry, we've replaced the van! Since new ownership we've had a very exciting four years with continued investment which has re-established the brand and enabled us to grow. During that time we've won a couple of...Read More
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Grundfos - Have you got the Energy to make Savings?
Saving energy as well as CO2 have become increasingly important targets for many companies. It will come as a pleasant surprise to realise that there are occasions when it is possible to achieve these ambitions and pumps are often a major contributor, as they provide the potential to deliver major savings on both fronts. So how can you achieve this? Well at Grundfos Pumps, we offer a range of diagnostic tools including an Energy...Read More
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Catnic - SSR² Roof provides Ideal Alternative to Zinc for Holiday Home
Catnic’s SSR² Roofing and Cladding system has provided the ease of installation, aesthetics and lightweight performance needed for a holiday lodge in Ellon, Scotland. When owner Kevin Marr realised that the product provided a convenient zinc alternative - he went on to install the roof himself in just four weeks. The holiday lodge is situated opposite the River Ythan in Ythanbank, Glencroft. Due to be completed by the end...Read More
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ABB has Won a £99 Million Order to Build the Power Transmission Infrastructure...
ABB has won an order of around £99 million to build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset. ABB’s UK Power Grids for businesses will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the power transmission infrastructure. The new nuclear power plant will provide seven percent of the country’s electricity from 2025. In ABB’s latest edition of ABB’s FFWD...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Flat Roof Insulation - The Biggest Cost
We speak to Christa Coe, Specification Manager at SIG Design & Technology, about insulation, why it is important, and some things to remember. When you’re designing a flat roof, cost is often a major factor, and you may think that the membrane, given that it must withstand all weathers, would be the costliest element. However, insulation is by far the most expensive material in a flat roof - as much as 50% of the material...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Former Jacobean School Morphs through the Centuries...
Nestled in the heart of Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, The Jacobean House is a stunning seventeenth century Grade II* Listed building made of Weldon ragstone. Above the main entrance, to this day, is the following inscription: "this house was built 1622 the freeschoole was founded by Thomas Burbanke and Margaret his wife 1587 memoria. Ivsti. Benedicta. Pro" The inscription makes reference to the building’s former purpose...Read More
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Apollo Launches New Test Set for Addressable Protocol Commissioning...
Apollo Fire Detectors, the world-leading independent fire detection manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Apollo Test Set - a portable testing device designed to help commissioning and system maintenance engineers across the globe. The Apollo Test Set has been created to allow the commissioning and fault-finding of Apollo devices on sites worldwide, interrogating and controlling all units connected to the...Read More
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Purus Channel 100 Configurator: An Effective & Convenient Tool for Drainage...
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and linear wetroom drainage systems, launched their brand new Channel 100 Configurator a few months ago and it has proved a popular hit. An innovative tool, it makes the process of designing and ordering the correct Channel 100 stainless steel drainage channel for your requirements quick and straightforward. The Channel 100 is Purus’ most popular stainless steel channel drainage...Read More
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Specialised Sports Products - Marlborough Primary School...
Marlborough primary school opened Sept’17 to a whole new building and five new playgrounds. Exciting opportunities arose with partnership between John Lewis and Marlborough Primary School, Kensington. Marlborough Primary School's old Victorian buildings were replaced with a brand new primary school building, complete with a dance studio and rooftop multi use games area. SSP’s project manager worked with the contractor...Read More
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Cembrit Slates Turn Heads in Dursley
Easy to install Cembrit Moorland Blue/Black slates have been used on phase two of St Modwen’s new build housing development in Dursley, Gloucestershire. Chosen for their attractive appearance, and following a successful phase one, the Moorlands were once again supplied by Willis Westcott and installed by Mcdonnell-Price, a local roofing contractor. The properties at Littlecombe have been built using a blend of modern and traditional...Read More
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AEI Cables - Partnership Benefits Customers
Customers from the UK and overseas will be able to access the products and services offered by cabling leader AEI Cables more quickly and easily after the company partnered with an industrial supply chain management service. AEI Cables has signed up to Achilles in a move which is set to benefit customers and the business itself. Among its services, Achilles operates supplier pre-qualification programmes designed to...Read More
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VEKA - 2018 Looks Bright for VEKA, with £5M Forecast
In the face of a relatively flat market, VEKA Group knows that investment is the best way to support customers and stay at the forefront of the industry. 2018 sees the industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier expected to invest £5M in facilities, plant and technology at its Burnley-based site. VEKA Group MD Dave Jones explains: “We have an exciting programme of developments planned for 2018, in order to...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Pharaoh Pendant by Lightyears
Pharaoh is a unique pendant light created for the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen lamp light source. Pharaoh's aim has been to gently frame and enhance the expression of the Plumen lamp preventing glare and ensuring optimum luminous efficiency. In addition to a precise, harmonious shape, Pharaoh is impressive in its unusual and spectacular form. When the lamp is switched off the shade appears to be mirror-like...Read More
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WLS - Traffic Barrier Repair by Gate Safe Approved Installer
Automatic gate and traffic barrier repairs make up a large part of our gate engineers’ day to day work. The problems they encounter usually involve a gate or barrier not opening or closing properly, or simply making a noise as it operates. Often these problems arise from gates or barriers not being looked after properly prior to our involvement, not being serviced regularly, or having been struck by a vehicle. Sometimes, the problems...Read More
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