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Selectaglaze - Historic Toll House Resurrected into a Serene Office & Heritage Hub
The Old Toll House, sitting on Clopton Bridge in Stratford-upon-Avon, was made over 200 years ago in 1814. With its crenelated roofline and gothic windows, it is a notable local landmark and an exceedingly important Grade I Listed building. Its initial function is all in the name, but was only used as a Toll House for 25 years, before it was shut down in 1839 due to slim takings of toll money. The building would have been demolished had...Read More
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Polyflor - Silentflor Acoustic Flooring Helps Create Stylish Burger Restaurant Interior
Silentflor vinyl sheet flooring from Polyflor’s collection of acoustic floor coverings was chosen for the interior design scheme of a brand new burger restaurant, The Counter Custom Burgers at The Quay in Glasgow. The Counter is a Los Angeles based burger restaurant franchise and Glasgow is its first location in the UK, offering a new burger experience to customers with a choice of over 80 ingredients to build your own custom burger...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation Enters the Space Age
In space, even the smallest amount of debris can be the difference between success and catastrophic failure. 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...Read More
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ESG - The UK’s Premium Switchable Glass is used by the UK’s most Luxurious Car...
The flagship London showroom of one of the world's most luxurious car manufacturers is currently coming to the end of a multi million pound refit, designed to enhance the already outstanding customer experience. Entire showroom has undergone an amazing transformation including the introduction of a new luxury meeting room and customer lounge. The addition of ESG Switchable to the showroom includes the first...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Building Tall with Underfloor Air Conditioning
High rise buildings and skyscrapers increasingly dominate skylines all over the world, London for example has around 450 skyscrapers planned for the next few years. They have the ability to spearhead regeneration and provide inspiration through changing the focal nature of a skyline. In this article we discuss the merits of adopting underfloor air conditioning in tall buildings, drawing from examples from Hong Kong and China. The term...Read More
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Vertiv Joins Ericsson Energy Alliance in Push for Next-Gen Networks
Vertiv has been selected to join the Ericsson Energy Alliance, a competitive ecosystem and management interface that aims to increase market share and top-line growth while evolving access networks towards 5G. The long-term agreement builds on the strength of the Vertiv global reach, unique product competence and service delivery, along with the speed and flexibility provided by its first-class research, design and engineering...Read More
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VEKA Group Unveils Portal to Another Dimension of Marketing
Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group has launched a brand new marketing portal for VEKA and Halo customers and members of Independent Network and the Installer Programme. VEKA Group is well known for providing an outstanding level of marketing support for its customers, and now the company has taken its online offering to another level. Marketing Director Dawn Stockell explains: “Over the years, our marketing...Read More
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SSQ - Del Carmen Ultra: A New Angle on Slate in Australia
Our projects in Australia have quickly become some of our best work. SSQ boasts one of the strongest brands in Australia with the Del Carmen, Ultra grade slate. Working alongside Melbourne’s very own Roof Services for the last 20 years, we have supplied some interesting projects that demonstrate the qualities of the Del Carmen Ultra slate. SSQ’s Del Carmen Ultra is sourced from an exclusive slate quarry in the Cabrera Mountains of...Read More
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Roxtec Supplies Scotland’s Largest Offshore Windfarm
Greater Manchester manufacturer Roxtec has supplied a package of specialist cable sealing solutions to Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Roxtec UK marine and offshore director John Kayes said the firm delivered fireproof and watertight seals to secure high voltage cables on substations within the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). The £2.6billion energy project is located in the Outer Moray Firth, around 13km from the Caithness...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Apprentice Josh Receives Award from MP Amber Rudd
Marshall-Tufflex engineering apprentice Josh Hayler won’t forget receiving his end-of-training certificate - for it was presented to him by MP for Hastings & Rye Amber Rudd. Ms Rudd, a keen supporter of apprenticeships and of promoting careers and jobs opportunities for young people within her constituency, visited Marshall-Tufflex’s manufacturing base in Hastings, East Sussex, during National Apprenticeship Week. Not only...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Steam Users Urged to Capitalise on Benefits of Condensate Recovery
Companies relying on processes driven by steam are being urged to manage their condensate more effectively after the launch of a new white paper which details the potential cost and productivity benefits on offer. According to the white paper, entitled The unsung hero of boiler house efficiency, the process of recovering condensate from a steam system used for process heating can play a big part in helping global industry to mitigate...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - Investing in Our Future
EMCEL has been manufacturing Air Filters for over 60 years and we pride ourselves on our commitment to new ideas and designs. This means investing in new plant equipment, spending time training our team in new manufacturing processes and keeping up to date with the latest technology. While endeavouring to keep at the forefront of Air Filtration Technology EMCEL continue to maintain the ethics we had when we started. We have...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Kimpton’s ‘Take’ on Victor Kiam
Expansion has led to one solutions provider demonstrating its conviction in its supply chain. Kimpton Energy Solutions, based in Bromborough on the Wirral, has almost doubled its headquarters to accommodate growth, and enable all business operations to be in one place. It has turned to one of its major suppliers - Gilberts Blackpool - to ensure that the new offices deliver a good working environment. Therefore, as part of the...Read More
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Wade International - New Catalogue Released
We are pleased to present our new April 2018 edition ‘Floor Gullies and Access Covers’ brochure, packed with more information, photographs, illustrations and editorial modifications. We continue to focus on product quality and development such that some products have been superseded while various new, replacement or enhanced products are introduced; some of these changes are listed. Our full range of technical product...Read More
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