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SSQ - An Exciting Walling Solution for the Harsh Nordic Climate
In this project, various dimensions were used to create a random walling effect at a depth of 10cm. The specific sizes used were 4,6,8cm widths by random lengths starting at a minimum of 25cm. The corner stones were cut from larger pieces ensuring single pieces would be used to connect the walls to one another. Longer stones were used under the windows to maintain the sleek appearance of the exterior of the villa...Read More
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Catnic - SSR²® Provides Ideal Roofing Solution for Woodland Retreat
Catnic’s SSR²® Roofing and Cladding system provided the ideal solution for a lakeside holiday lodge set in an oak woodland. Its durability combined with the contemporary, sleek finish impressed both landowner and homeowners alike - and is now the designated roofing solution for the entire development. Located in the beautiful East Anglian countryside, Hill Wood Retreats is a small, exclusive development that forms part...Read More
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Pilkington - NSG Group’s Latest Innovations to be Showcased at Glasstec 2018
The NSG Group, owner of the Pilkington brand, will be exhibiting innovative new products for energy-efficiency, solar control and decorative applications at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from 23 - 26 of October. Its stand will feature Pilkington Super Spacia™, the latest addition to its range of ultra-thin energy-efficient vacuum insulated glass unit (IGU) products, popular in heritage applications. The product has the lowest Ug-value...Read More
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Purus - Puragum Tanking Kit for Showers & Wetrooms...
There have recently been new regulations announced by the British Standards Institute (BSI) with regards to the tiling and tanking of wetrooms. The BS 5385-1 (Wall and Floor Tiling in normal conditions) codes of practice have now been updated to state that all wet areas must be tanked/waterproofed before tiling, including in domestic locations. This includes all tiled wetrooms, steam rooms, bathrooms and shower areas where...Read More
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ABB Delivers Innovative HV PASS Switchgear in Just Four Days
ABB has deployed a high-voltage plug and pass switch system (PASS) switchgear solution in just four days at a new 40 MW battery energy storage system (ESS) project in Kent. ABB supplied a hybrid 132 kV PASS switchgear module as well as a 40 MVA 132/33 kV transformer to provide connection to a nearby substation. These solutions enabled the fast-track connection of the battery energy storage site at Glassenbury...Read More
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VEKA Nominations Shortlisted on the Double
VEKA Group is proud to have been shortlisted in not one, but two categories at this year’s G Awards. The G18 Awards will take place at Park Lane’s London Hilton in November and will see VEKA among those named in the ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year’ and ‘Training and Development Initiative of the Year’ categories. Independent Network was the focus of this year’s Promotional Campaign entry, thanks to a nationwide...Read More
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Trend Appoints New Business Unit Director for Europe
Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), has announced a new high profile appointment to its senior management team in the form of Stefano D’Agostino. A well-known and respected industry figure, D’Agostino is Trend’s new Business Unit Director for Europe and will drive revenue growth across the continent. D’Agostino joins...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Eaves Flushglaze Rooflight Creates Feature...
Glass rooflights for commercial buildings are being specified more frequently, as architects are tasked with creating work spaces that are more engaging and that maximise productivity. Improving natural daylight within a building is a widely accepted way of fulfilling this brief. So, when Amsterdam based custom car tuners ‘Free State Speedshop’ approached architect Ruben Wennekers to design their new workshop premises...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Move to Put Plastics Recycling at Heart of Cable Management...
Marshall-Tufflex is calling on specifiers and contractors to join it in driving up the sector’s eco credentials by specifying and installing PVC-U trunking solutions manufactured with a minimum of 50% recycled plastic. We want to put plastic recycling at the heart of specification and purchasing decisions in an effort to divert the amount of waste plastic going to landfill and ease demand for oil-rich virgin PVC. “Our ultimate goal...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Modular Construction
Over recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way building services are designed and installed on many projects. Historically, mechanical engineers and contractors have had to take a flexible approach, adapting to unforeseen issues or changes to building’s design at the point of installation. The widescale adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM), however, means buildings are more clearly defined at an earlier...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Fabric Shade Cluster Effect Pendant - Melting Pot
A fantastically unique and stylish design light. At first glance this appears to be a cluster of lights but with a closer examination it is just one all melted together, hence the name. Available in a choice of two colours, either dark shades with a gold interior or white shades with a white interior. Great for reflecting light downwards and lighting the area below. Each fitting comes with various decorative patterns to give the illusion of a multitude of...Read More
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FDS Provides Complete Fire Safety Solution for Saffron Square
When Berkeley Homes (South East London) constructed its modern development Saffron Square, Fire Design Solutions (FDS) was able to design, supply and install a compliant and effective solution. Situated in the heart of Croydon, Berkeley Homes’ Saffron Square development offers contemporary residential apartments, convenient transport links into London and landscaped rooftop gardens. Standing 43 storeys tall, the tower has an impressive...Read More
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