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Panasonic Celebrates Double Anniversary at Mallorca Convention
In February, Panasonic hosted a three-day celebratory convention in Mallorca. Two-thousand customers and 200 press from 42 different countries attended to mark 100 years since Panasonic was founded and 60 years of heating and cooling innovation. As a world leader in pioneering electronics, Panasonic has formed a diverse network of production and R&D facilities on a global level, enabling them to deliver cutting-edge technologies...Read More
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Wienerberger Brick used on New-Build Housing Block...
Located on Peabody’s Whitechapel Estate in East London, Darbishire Place completes an ensemble of six housing blocks surrounding an internal courtyard; replacing the original block which was destroyed during World War II. The overall scheme consists of 13 new one, two, three, and four bed units, 54% of which are classed as affordable. The new addition continues the architectural theme of ‘open corners’, promoting easy pedestrian...Read More
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ESG - Glass Partitioning
Glass partitioning provides a modern and sophisticated solution to internal enclosures and wall partitions for a variety of applications. Sleek & Minimal design - One of the benefits of using glass over a solid wall is that light can still pass through, thus creating a feeling of space and a light airy environment. There are many different options when choosing the right glass for your partitioning project which will vary according to your individual...Read More
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BBA - City Council Sends in Drones to Ensure Smart Spend on Tower Block Refurb
Specialist drones and abseilers have conducted an in-depth survey of a 24-storey residential tower block to ascertain its suitability for works to improve insulation and energy efficiency. Southampton City Council identified Canberra Towers, a 1960s development of 144 flats, as requiring improvements to insulation but wanted to be sure the upgrade plan was workable and made the best use of budget. It turned to the British Board of Agrément’s...Read More
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Polyflor Brings Style & Safety to Extra Care Apartments
A variety of Polysafe safety flooring and Expona luxury vinyl tiles from commercial vinyl flooring specialist Polyflor were recently used to complete the construction of Needham House in Devizes, Wiltshire. Needham House is a housing development of extra care apartments which allow older people to live independently in their own homes with on-site care and support. Over 2000m² of Polyflor vinyl flooring was installed by Bristol based...Read More
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Apollo Fire Detectors - Taking Fire Protection to the Next Level...
Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd has been at the centre of fire protection in Slovenia for decades, with many prestigious public buildings and institutions being protected by Apollo products, including the National Gallery of Slovenia. RTV Slovenia is the public broadcasting institution based in the capital city Ljubljana. RTV produces a wide range of informative, educational and entertainment shows that promote the Slovenian way of life and...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Clean, Private & Secure Environments for Laboratories...
PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd. (PsiOxus) is a UK and US based cancer therapeutics company recently listed 25th in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 in 2017 for its ‘Gene Therapy for Cancer’ platform technology for the treatment of solid tumours. PsiOxus has now expanded into 21,000 sq ft of new facilities including a state-of-the-art research and development laboratory in The Quadrant at the Abingdon Science Park...Read More
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Vertiv - Live Webcast: Slash your Data Centre Energy Costs...
Data and IT platforms are becoming ever more critical to the Enterprise sector as businesses look to optimise and enhance their processes and functionality, with the resultant demand for more IT power growing at an unprecedented rate. Managing this trend is a complex and delicate task, and it is difficult to break the shackles of legacy infrastructure which can hinder the ability to enhance operational efficiencies. In our webcast...Read More
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Bilco - We are Very Excited to Announce the Launch of Our New Website
The website is designed to provide easy access to all the resources an architect, specifier or building services professional would need to include Bilco and Howe Green products in their next project. The significant investment in the new site acknowledges the importance that Bilco UK attributes to the role of the specification in the construction industry. Howe Green Ltd was acquired by the ERA Group in March 2017...Read More
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Heat Mat Returns to Wales with their Popular Installer Training Days
Heat Mat’s network of skilled trained installers is growing. Following the launch of their Heat Mat Trained Installer Scheme in 2015 over 200 installers have attended and benefitted from the 22 years of underfloor heating experience Heat Mat has. Heat Mat’s award winning training days deliver advice on how to fit electric underfloor heating including which systems to choose for different floor coverings. Attendees also learn about add-on...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - ‘Revolutionary Concept’ Delivers Beneficial Lifetime Solution
BAM Construction is utilising a revolutionary concept to simplify delivery of effective ventilation. With a series of new-build and refurbishments in the education sector, the company has chosen Gilberts’ Mistrale Fusion System (MFS) as a ‘one-stop shop’ solution for the ventilation strategies. Explained BAM Construction senior project services engineer Gavin Wilcox, “Natural ventilation is the preferred option under...Read More
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Purus - V55 Plaster Separator: Maintenance Instructions now Available
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies for wetrooms as well as stainless steel sanitaryware and drainage solutions, have recently published maintenance instructions for their popular stainless steel V55 Plaster Separator on their website. Purus’ V55 Plaster Separator, together with their V220 Sediment Trap, is designed to stop materials such as plaster and sand being flushed through the waste outlet, thereby preventing blockage...Read More
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SG Systems - Hygienic Handrails
SG Systems have further enhanced their Sentinel stainless steel and AL 50 aluminium range of handrail and balustrade systems, with the addition of a new handrail coating that has been specifically developed for healthcare and care home environments. The new finish incorporates SteriTouch an anti microbial additive which when added to the handrail coating provides an effective barrier against bacteria and hand borne germs such...Read More
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Artemide SENSEable Village
Artemide SENSEable Village, not simply the image of a booth designed for Light&Building by Michele De Lucchi, an architect who has partnered the company for over 30 years, but most of all a specific reference to the research that Artemide has always promoted for light that is sensitive to the needs of all human beings. Light that has become increasingly interactive, smart and versatile for both private and public settings, indoor...Read More
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